Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film But Rubiales, the newly elected federation president, didn’t like the timing of Madrid’s surprise announcement on Tuesday and decided to take the drastic measure of firing the coach. He said that winning was important but not as much as maintaining the federation’s values.“I talked to the players and they have shown their commitment to do everything they can to take the national team as far as possible in this tournament,” Rubiales said. “This is already in the past. We are moving forward.”Hierro, a former national team player and Real Madrid captain, is taking on his first major coaching job. He was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left the post in 2014, and coached second-division club Real Oviedo two seasons ago.“I only have one year of experience with Oviedo and one year of experience as an assistant coach,” Hierro said. “(But) I’ve been near a ball for 30 years.”FAVORITE VS. CANDIDATEADVERTISEMENT Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, plays the ball with teammates during the training session of Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kratovo, outskirts Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)SOCHI, Russia — Compared to Spain’s coaching chaos, the distractions created by Cristiano Ronaldo have become almost meaningless for Portugal.Spain will play its opening World Cup match against the European champions on Friday with a coach who has been on the job for only two days. Fernando Hierro, a former national team player who had been acting as the national team’s sports director in Russia, will coach the squad following the Spanish federation’s shocking decision to fire Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT “We have to stop thinking about the past and focus on our match against Portugal,” Hierro said Wednesday. “We don’t have time to lament. We have to be mature. We have to change our focus. We have an obligation to do it.”Portugal had been the team dealing with off-the-field distractions ever since Ronaldo hinted after the Champions League final that he was going to leave Madrid. He said he would reveal his plans when he joined the national team, putting the spotlight on himself instead of Portugal’s World Cup preparations, but he was yet to make any announcements.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are in a very difficult situation,” Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales said. “It’s very complicated. I’m not going to come here and say that this was the best solution.”Everything appeared to be running smoothly for Spain, with Lopetegui leading the team on a 20-match unbeaten streak and turning it into a top title contender again after disappointing eliminations from the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship. Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro for World Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Portugal coach Fernando Santos wants Portugal to keep the same low-key mentality that worked well for the team at Euro 2016.Santos said Portugal can be considered a “candidate” for the title in Russia but it still shouldn’t be included among the top contenders despite being European champions.He said the opener will be the game between the “favorite and the candidate.”Nine of the players who started in the Euro 2016 final against France are back for the World Cup, with the only absences being veteran forward Nani and young midfielder Renato Sanches. In total, 13 players from the Euro 2016 squad are in Russia.LONG RIVALRYThe rivalry between Spain and Portugal goes way back to when the Iberian neighbors fought each other for world domination more than 500 years ago.But their soccer rivalry isn’t as fierce, and this will be only the second time the neighbors meet in soccer biggest event, with Spain holding the advantage of a 1-0 win in the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup.The teams met in the semifinals of Euro 2012, with Spain advancing on penalties, but Portugal got the best of its rival in the group stage of Euro 2004, winning 1-0. The only other time they met in a major competition was at Euro 1984, when the teams drew 1-1 in the group stage. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Caribbean’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, NEW GPC INC, in an effort to give back to various communities in Guyana, on Saturday morning hosted a medical outreach at the Swami Vidya Niketan School which saw residents on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) benefiting.The outreach, which will continue today, saw medical practitioners from the NEW GPC delivering medical service such as dental care, eye testing, diabetes testing, VIA testing and samples of local medical products were also handed out to those who attended.Persons waiting to be attended to at the medical outreachLectures were also conducted where persons were educated on self-care. Persons were also thought physical exercises which will enable them to stay healthy.Faye Scott, the Human Resources Manager of NEW GPC said the response at the outreach has been overwhelming.According to Scott, the outreach was scheduled to commence at 09:00h, however at 07:30h a group had already gathered at the facility.“We’re supposed to start at 9 o’clock and we got here at seven and at 07:30h there were a lot of people here and we are sure that people are going to still come out because today is a rainy day and we still saw a great turnout,” she explained.Scott said this year will be a year of giving back for the NEW GPC INC, as a way of saying thank you to the public for their support.President of the Guyana Diabetic Association, Gleniss Beaton said her organisation was happy to join hands with the NEW GPC in providing their services to the people on the West Coast of Demerara.She explained that her company and NEW GPC had an agreement to support each other when either hosts such an initiative, noting that since the agreement, she had no regrets.Beaton further explained that it is important for Guyanese to become more aware about their bodies and what care they need to take. “As a diabetic for 26 years, I always need to know what new is out there for diabetics and what is available…,” she stated.She also noted that international pharmaceuticals are being overused as Guyana produces products of high quality.” I think that you might notice that locally they don’t advertise the pharmaceuticals that are available in the country; we always get the international products so it is a good idea for persons to come to the outreach to know what is available,” Beaton posited.Another doctor lending her services to the outreach, Dr Jacquelyn Fernandez Rodrigues, also shared similar sentiments.Her responsibility includes ensuring that the patients are using the correct medication for their various illnesses. She said, “I applaud the initiative and think that it is very good”.Similar outreaches were already hosted in Linden and Essequibo and soon to benefit will be Berbice.
The kid from Pacoima writes from his dorm at Stanford University to say thanks, and let anyone who might remember him from a few years back know what he’s doing these days. Daniel Gonzalez made the front page of the Daily News in 1999 – a shy 13-year-old eighth-grader who sat down one night and poured his heart out on paper. Hundreds of kids living in some pretty tough neighborhoods all over the Valley were doing the same thing. The shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado was still fresh on everyone’s mind, and we wanted to know the daily pressures that children living in our own backyard faced – gangs, drugs, violence in school, teen pregnancy, peer pressure. The winner of the essay contest got a $200 savings bond. Danny Gonzalez was the winner. “His essay was so touching and honest, right from the heart,” one of the judges wrote. “I could see through his eyes what’s going on out there with our children.” The $200 was great, the kid told me at the time, but the look on his mother and father’s faces when he won was even better. “It made me feel so proud, and led me to be the first person in my family to go to college,” Daniel, now 21, said this week by phone in between classes. “I graduated with honors from Van Nuys Medical Magnet and am now a junior at Stanford University majoring in human biology.” The kid’s a great success story, but you don’t have to look very far to see why. It was all right there in that essay he wrote eight years ago. “A friend of mine was pressured by his own family to fight in school or anywhere. I felt sad for him because when you’re home you need the love and support of your family. “You don’t need to be pressured by your own family to hurt another individual.” He learned that from his father, Alberto Gonzalez, who worked nights in a textile mill, and his mom, Lupe, who worked days as a file clerk. She was usually asleep when Alberto got home, and he was usually asleep when she left for work in the morning. With six mouths to feed, they did what they had to do, but they always found extra time for their kids. It was well past midnight when Alberto got home from work one day and found Lupe still awake, sitting at the kitchen table waiting for him. “What’s wrong?” he asked his wife. “Nothing, I just want to tell you something, and I think it’s too important to wait.” Lupe read Alberto their son’s winning essay, pausing to watch the proud look on her husband’s face when she got to the part about how kids growing up on some pretty mean streets need the love and support of their families. The kind of love and support Daniel said he and his five brothers and sisters were getting from their humble, hard-working parents. Lupe was home babysitting her grandchildren when I called her this week. Alberto’s still working his textile job, along with another job on weekends at a neighborhood city park. “Daniel was always a shy boy, but after he won that contest and you wrote about him, well, he just became so motivated,” she said. “He wasn’t going to let gangs or anything else stop him. His baby sister, Laura, is just like him. Daniel left her all his old school books from Van Nuys Medical Magnet where she is student now – following in her big brother’s footsteps. “Alberto and I are proud of all our children.” Daniel doesn’t think it matters where you come from. If you have enough commitment and passion, anything’s possible. He’s going to get a chance to test that out this summer in Africa. With seven other Stanford students, he’ll travel to the Mwange Refugee Camp in Zambia to open a health outreach education center for 20,000 refugees from the Congo, now living in squalor. He grew up on some pretty tough streets, but the kid from Pacoima knows these refugee camps are going to make the barrio seem like Beverly Hills. He’ll be working to educate refugees on health issues such as malnutrition, malaria and sexually transmitted infections. “We’re seeking to empower the refugees to care for themselves and their families, to avert unnecessary illness and death in an environment of extreme material deprivation. “I feel a great responsibility to give it my best effort, and contribute to some positive change for people in Mwange.” The kid still writes from the heart. The financial aid and scholarship money Daniel gets to attend Stanford doesn’t cover the trip, and the nonprofit organization sponsoring the program, FORGE, operates on a shoestring. He’s already raised a few hundred dollars of the $7,500 he needs for the flight and living expenses in Africa from friends and family in Pacoima, but there’s only so much the old neighborhood can give. The kid knows it’s not going to be easy working with children growing up in a much tougher neighborhood than he did, but he’s looking forward to the challenge. Like he says, it doesn’t matter where you come from, if you have enough passion and commitment anything’s possible. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. email@example.com (818) 713-3749 How to help Donations to help Daniel Gonzalez open a health outreach education center for refugees in Zambia can be made by sending a check to FORGE, P.O. Box 14425, Santa Rosa, CA, 95402. Write For Daniel Gonzalez on the check’s memo line. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Medics took the decision to transport him to hospital, but the ambulance refused to start after Silva was loaded into the vehicle.Players then joined forces to help push the stricken ambulance off the pitch at the Mane Garrincha Stadium.“It’s the first time I’ve seen that. It’s a lamentable scene. I thought the driver was kidding but he insisted the ambulance wouldn’t start and asked for our help,” Flamengo defender Rever told globoesporte.com.The match was interrupted for more than 10 minutes and finished in a 1-1 draw, and Silva was eventually discharged from hospital on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Players from both sides briefly put their allegiances aside to help the stricken ambulance © AFP / Pedro MARTINSBRASILIA, Brazil, Sep 17 – A Brazilian league match between Rio de Janeiro rivals Vasco da Gama and Flamengo gave way to surreal scenes as footballers from both sides came to the aid of an ambulance that broke down on the pitch while transporting an injured player to hospital.Vasco midfielder Bruno Silva crumpled to the ground near the end of Saturday’s game in Brasilia after a clash of heads with a team-mate, and briefly lost consciousness.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThere are also those without food, without family, without hope this Christmas. These are the ones the holiday really calls us to remember, today and every day. May we all work to bring the joys of the season to those who most need them. And merry Christmas to all! Spread the joy CHRISTMAS, the old song reminds us, is “the most wonderful time of the year” – and who can disagree? Oh sure, the ever-longer pre-Christmas season can be laborious, with relentless shopping, preparation, and the like. But Christmas itself? For most of us, it’s a day without work, with family, relaxing, feasting, celebrating. And for Christians it is a day of great hope. Of course, Christmas is not merry and bright for all. There are those who have to work on the holiday – most notably soldiers, emergency personnel, even journalists – to whom our gratitude rightly belongs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Daniel O’Donnell has said it has been strange returning home to Donegal and not to have his beloved mother waiting for him.Daniel and late mum Julia.The singer has returned to Donegal for a number of days since the death of mum Julia on May 18th last aged 94.Daniel has just returned to his native Kincasslagh after touring North America and Canada. He told his fans “It’s a big change being here at home and not popping in to see her every day but we are comforted by the fact that we had her for so long and I’m sure she is happy in her eternal home,” he said.Daniel and his family have received thousands of mass-cards and sympathy cards since his mother’s passing.He said he simply could not get the time to contact everyone who sent him and his family a personal message.“Once again I would like to thank so many of you who have written and sympathised with me and all my family since my mother passed away. “We could never begin to answer everyone personally so I hope you’ll accept this as an acknowledgment of your kind message of support.”Daniel also revealed how he and wife Majella have also visited Medjugorje for a week before coming back to Ireland.He said he and his wife had planned the trip last year while Majella was in the middle of her cancer treatment.“We had planned this trip last September as a friend of ours, who is a priest, was leading the group we travelled with.“At that time Majella was in the middle of her treatment and looking forward we felt that she would be well on the road to recovery and we thought the week in Medjugorje would give both of us time to reflect on the year that had passed. “And indeed it did just that. Both of us had been here separately before but this time together was exactly what we needed. Medjugorje really is a very special place.”HOME IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT MUM – DANIEL was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegalmum Julia
A two-month-old baby who was in residential care in Donegal died a very rare sudden death.Coroner John CanonThe baby boy was in care with his mother at Bentley House in Convoy when he died in March 2011. Letterkenny Coroner’s Court heard that he died due to inhalation of gastric contents.Pathologist Dr. Catriona Dillon told the inquest the cause of death was not very common and it was the first case that she had come across.A post mortem carried out by state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy found that there was no evidence of neglect, injury, asphyxiation or smothering. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was also ruled out by Dr Cassidy. The inquest heard the baby had been healthy other than suffering from jaundice.The baby and his mother were brought to the centre from outside the county a week after he was born.Clutching a blue soft toy as she gave evidence, the boy’s mother said they had both settled very well at Bentley House although her son had suffered jaundice which had required six visits to Letterkenny General Hospital.The day before he died the baby had been unwell but the following day he was back to himself and was in great form, she said.They went on a shopping trip to Letterkenny with another resident of the centre and returned at lunchtime. She said her son was happy and smiling but by 6pm he was agitated because of teething, for which she gave him Calgel. The baby was asleep in a car seat when she went to have a shower. She went to wake him after 8.00pm because he was overdue a feed but he would not wake and she found him cold. She ran to her friends in a neighbouring apartment and raised the alarm. Staff carried out CPR on the baby for around 15 minutes before paramedics arrived. CPR continued on the way to Letterkenny General Hospital but the baby was pronounced dead after arrival.The baby’s mother said her son had been laughing and playing in the hours before her death and “had been doing brilliant”.The mother and her son had six weeks left in the residential centre and she had been due to have a meeting the next day about where they were going to live after they left. “Never did I think that I would be planning my son’s funeral,” she said.BABY DIED A VERY RARE SUDDEN DEATH was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:babyCoroner John Canoninquest
Cllr John O’Donnell as he appeared join the RTE Investigates programme.A COUNTY Councillor has escaped a prison sentence and been ordered to pay a compensation order following another dramatic day in court.Cllr John O’Donnell said his “good name” had been ruined as he defended a decision to stop paying money to a woman he drove over 16 years ago. Cllr John O’Donnell’s finances were again laid bare in another remarkable hearing at Letterkenny District Civil Court today in which the politician again claimed to have millions of euro of debts.Petra Kucklick, a German native from Mill Cottage, Rooskey, Creeslough, is suing O’Donnell for an outstanding €33,000 debt from a personal injury claim.The court heard today that the councillor had paid €7,600 in 2009 but then stopped making any payments despite a court order.The politician was at the centre of a scandal in December when he appeared on an RTE Investigates programme in which he appeared to ask for cash for political favours. He has denied the allegations.Ms Kucklick’s barrister Laura O’Reilly, representing the Legal Aid Board, said Ms Kucklick had been awarded personal injury compensation in 2008 and Mr O’Donnell had stopped paying €200 per week in 2009.The 2008 judgement related to an incident in 2000 in which Mr O’Donnell had driven over the foot of Ms Kucklick at a building site in the county.Today’s court heard Cllr O’Donnell had still not handed over details of all of his bank accounts in this state Ms Kucklick.Judge Paul Kelly heard Laura O’Reilly detail what she said was extravagant expenses including €960 spent at Watson’s Menswear in Letterkenny in December, purchases from River Island and Hollister.She also said he had spent hundreds of euros at two top Dublin restaurants.She had earlier asked for O’Donnell to be arrested as he wasn’t in court at 10.30am.Judge Paul Kelly warned that Cllr O’Donnell could face jail if he failed to comply with the compensation order.O’Donnell said the media were there to cover the case and ruin his name; he insisted he only had his council salary of €32,000 to live on and was being forced into bankruptcy by Ms Kucklick as she didn’t want to be part of a personal insolvency plan.He said he would apply for bankruptcy next Monday.Judge Kelly said that while it appeared that Cllr O’Donnell did have some extravagance in the past he could not punish him for that under the law.He said he believed the politician could pay Ms Kucklick €100 per week and ordered those payments to be made.The judge said that if they weren’t he would have “an entirely” different view if the matter was back before him.CLLR JOHN O’DONNELL ESCAPES JAIL AND ORDERED TO PAY COMPENSATION was last modified: March 2nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalJohn O’Donnellletterkenny
The senior team playing Robert Emmett’s were defeated by one point in the Junior championship on Sunday last. Final score Robert Emmett’s 1-10 Gaels 1-9. The team put up an impressive display on the day and deserved more from the performance.The travelling supporters know that there is much more to come from this young team. The seniors and reserves return to league action this Saturday evening with a double header against Naomh Colmcille at Páirc na nGael. Throw Inns at 6pm and 7.30pm. The U21s play Glenswilly in the 1st round of the championship on Tuesday evening next at Páirc na nGael Throw inn at 7.30pm. The minors have been drawn against Termon in the championship and play the 1st leg at Páirc na nGael on Wed 1st August.The U14s play Red Hughs in the U14 championship this Wednesday the 18th at 7.30pm. The U8 gaelic team took part at a blitz hosted by Gweedore. The players did extremely well winning 2 of their 3 matches against more experienced teams. Thanks to Gweedore for a well organised event. U12 girls hosted a blitz at Páirc na nGael with visiting teams from Robert Emmets, Buncrana and St. Eunans. Despite missing many players, the girls won 3 of 5 matches and played with determination and spirit. Thanks to parents who contributed refreshments for the players and coaches. U12 hurlers travelled to Buncrana in the league and despite only conceding 4 points in the second half, didn’t manage a win. The young players all showed great progress and battled to the final whistle. The annual Hurling and Camogie Academy was a resounding success with 68 children enjoying a week of expert coaching, fun and craic. Thanks go to all the coaches and assistants, Dan and Sharon for organisation and to all boys and girls who made the Academy a great week of hurling at Páirc na nGael.The Hurling Cul Camp takes place from the 7- 9th August Contact Dan Harnett. The Cul camp for Gaelic will take place from the 30th July -3rd August. Contact Oisin Cannon 086-7325955. Lotto No’s this week are 1,6,14 & 24 Match 3 winner was Pat Doherty, Friends of the Gaels. Next weeks lotto will be €3300.GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS CLUB NOTES
The club will be hosting their own camp from Tuesday week to Friday (2nd to 5th August). Book a place at camp by texting Pauric on 0860523905 with name and age of participant. Cost of camp is €40 (1st) and €30 (2nd/3rd/4th).Well done to Niamh Curristian and Denise Dunnion who won the New York Ladies Championship Final. Hard Luck to Kate Keaney who was their opposition.Well done to Aaron McCrea and the Count Minors on winning the Ulster Final. Good luck to Karl Lacey and the Senior County team and Aaron McCrea and the County Minors on Saturday. Club LottoThere was no winner of the lotto jackpot €1,800 in week 02 of the 2016/17 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday the 25th of July.The €50 winners in the lucky dip were John Mc Glynn, Drimark, and Manus Brennan, Drumkeegan. The numbers drawn were 10, 11, 19 and 21. Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the 1st of August.Renew Subscriptions: the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available. Club NotesAny club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included.Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comFour Masters summer camp beginning next Tuesday was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:four mastersNotessummer camp