Malaga president implies Juande Ramos has left the club

first_img Malaga are 11th in La Liga with 21 points but fans were unhappy with their Copa del Rey exit against second division side Cordoba on Tuesday, losing 4-3 at home after being beaten 2-0 in the first leg. IN SPORT.ES Muchas graciasSeñor . Juande RamosAprecio su franquezaY #respetosu decisiónLe deseo todo el éxito— Abdullah N Al Thani (@ANAALThani) 22 de diciembre de 2016 CET Juande Ramos appears to have resigned from his position as Malaga coach, according to club president Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani. Sport EN 22/12/2016center_img Al Thani revealed the news on Twitter, posting a picture of Ramos and writing: “Many thanks Mr Juande Ramos. I appreciate your honesty and I respect your decision. I wish you every success.” However the club have made no official comment on the matter. Upd. at 23:56 Some fans chanted for the coach to leave during the game, although the news comes as somewhat of a surprise. El presidente del Málaga anuncia la dimisión de Juande Ramoslast_img read more

Bulls in the box seat

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT WGCA PREMIER DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 4 (Day 1) CARDINIA v KOOWEERUP THE recurring theme in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mission edges host Nelson in final of the BC Hockey Bantam Tier 3 Championship

first_imgThere’s no doubt from the play of the Nelson Leafs during the BC Hockey Bantam Tier 3 Championships that one day many of these players will follow in the footsteps of the likes of NHLers Danny Gare, Pat Price and Dryden Hunt.However, one thing missing will be a BC Hockey Bantam Championship.The Leafs played their hearts out, only to fall 2-1 to Mission Stars in the Gold Medal final of the BC Hockey Bantam Tier 3 Tournament Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.Mission scored all the goals they would need in the first period, then rode the stellar netminding of Joe Kuchaslo to capture the win.“The boys left it all out on the ice,” a disappointed Leafs head coach Pete Quinn said following the game.“They won with dignity and most importantly, lost with dignity.”All the scoring came in the opening frame.Gavin Gill and Ethan Self scored to give Mission the early lead before Kaleb Percival, who was rock solid on the Leaf defence all game, cut the lead in half a few minutes later with a low shot from the blueline that somehow found the back of the net.Then it was up to the goalies to steal the show as both Kuchaslo and Nelson netminder Joseph Surina were unbeatable through the remaining 50 minutes of the game. The Leafs had an edge-of-your-seat chance to tie with only a few minutes left in the third, with the Stars down a man, but simply couldn’t find the net. Shots on goal were 23-20 in favour of Mission.Nelson had gone 5-0 in the tournament with wins over the Terrace Kermodes, Penticton Vees, Powell River Kings, Dawson Creek Canucks and the Sunshine Coast Blues.Powell River took the bronze with a 3-2 win over Penticton. Terrace won the Fair Play Award.Tournament co-organizer Sandy Boyd says the tourny was a resounding success, well attended throughout the four days.“We had teams like Sunshine Coast and Terrace stay an extra day because they enjoyed the tournament and town so much,” says Boyd. “We got a lot of help from a lot of people.“The entire event went smoothly and I think folks sincerely enjoyed themselves. I heard a lot of people say the event was a heap of fun. And the hockey was high level.”Nelson Minor Hockey has three times won the BC Bantam Championship.In 1969, paced by NHLers Gare and Price along with other key stars, Captain Dale McMullin, Wayne Naka and Allan Macleod, defeated rival Trail, Kimberley, Prince George and provincial power North Shore Winter Club to capture the provincial crown.The feat was duplicated in 2000 when Nelson Leafs coach Sean Dooley, Geoff Kinrade of the Kontinental Hockey League led the Heritage City to the Bantam AA title and again in 2009 when Dyden Hunt, now a member of the Florida Panthers NHL organization, paced Nelson to the Bantam Threes Title.For the Leafs, their silver medals signify a fine end to a superb season in which the club captured the West Kootenay Hockey League Their Three title, reached the finals in every tournament they played in, and won the Penticton Tier Two Tournament earlier this month.“It was an absolute pleasure coaching such a talented and committed group of young men,” adds Quinn. “I’m proud of them.”— with files from Darren Davidsonlast_img read more

RL World Cup leaves country after historic visit

first_imgDuring this short visit, many people from all walks of life – school kids, villagers, sports people, and general members of the public had an opportunity to see it.The trophy arrived last Thursday afternoon and visited the Oil Search head office in Port Moresby, accompanied by RLWC officials and Oil Search Trophy Tour ambassador, Marcus Bai.It was then taken to the NCDC City Hall.The following day it continued with visits to the Motuan villages of Porebada and Hanuabada where former PNG Kumul players joined in the festivities. Boreboa Primary school was the only school that was included in the short tour, and made the most showing true PNG spirit welcoming the Paul Barrière Trophy with a guard of honour from the school gates up to the assembly area.The Fan Zone at the Vision City amphitheatre provided more opportunities as people cued up to take pictures with the trophy.At the same time, a school rugby clinic was conducted by PNG NRL officials who took children through basic rugby drills.At halftime during the SP Hunters and Northern Pride match yesterday, the trophy was taken around the grounds for the public to see and take more pictures.While the tour of the original trophy was short, Oil Search will be conducting a nationwide tour with the replica of the trophy in September and October, ahead of the first game when the PNG LNG Kumuls take on Wales.“The main tour will be reminiscent of the very successful Oil Search Pacific Games Relay in 2015, which was exciting for both PNG and Oil Search,” said Oil Search Executive General Manager Stakeholder Engagement, Gerea Aopi.last_img read more

‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review

first_img“From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won five rounds while Horn won seven rounds. Based on this analysis, Jeff Horn was the winner of the bout,” it added.Both Pacquiao and Horn said they were open for a rematch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments MOST READ Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jeff Horn, right, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)The decision of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to uphold the victory of Australian boxer Jeff Horn no longer surprised Senator Manny Pacquiao.“We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now,” Pacquiao said in a text message to reporters on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “Let the people judge for themselves. People saw what happened,” he said.The Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) earlier sought a thorough probe from the WBO on the result of the July 2 welterweight match in Brisbane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Upon the analysis, the findings stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd, the 8th and 9th by 100 percent; the 5th round was won by 80 percent; and the 11th round by 60 percent,” the WBO said in a statement.“Horn won the 1st, 6th and 12th rounds by 100 percent; rounds 2, 4, and 7 by 80 percent; and then, the 10th round by 60 percent.” Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PSL: Cignal turns back Foton, wins bronze LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic wastelast_img read more

Saving sugar

first_imgThe anguish of the 5700 sugar workers thrown into the breadlines in the last year has begun to inevitably manifest itself into social pathologies, such as suicide, domestic violence, divorce, depression, alcohol and drug abuse etc. The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has only now announced it will introduce counselling services to the fired workers and their families: but this is dealing with the symptom and not the disease.The disease denies a job to a demographic whose self-worth is intimately related to their ability to take care of their responsibilities, primarily supporting their families financially. Any effective and sustainable intervention to the sugar catastrophe must provide employment to the fired workers. But especially in Berbice and West Bank Demerara where 5000 of the 5700 fired workers are located, at the very best, it will take years to create new employment.What has made the recent posturing of the Government and GuySuCo even more callous is there has been no dearth of proposals to provide alternatives even before the imminent closure of Wales was exposed by this newspaper in December 2015. Speaking at the Indian Arrival Day commemoration in May 2015, Prime Minister Designate, Moses Nagamootoo, declared:“Our ancestors worked very hard and today we still have their descendants on the sugar estate working very hard and of course they deserve to reap the contributions made by their ancestors and they don’t need to be afraid that the factory may be closed and that they may be out of jobs. They need to be guaranteed that even if there is factory closure on the sugar estates that the land must first go to the sugar workers. Let them choose if they want to grow cane on it, let them choose if they want to rear fish on it or they want to rear cattle on it. The land belongs to the ancestors of our Indian foreparents who worked in the sugar industry…”This devolution of sugar lands to sugar workers had long been proposed to address the historic travails of sugar workers. In 1951, Arthur Lewis, who was to awarded the Nobel prize in Economics for his contribution to Developmental Economics, issued a pamphlet, “Issues in land Settlement”: New forms of organisation must be tried and tried urgently. In Puerto Rico, the Government has shown itself alive to the fact, and is greatly to be praised for taking the initiative in experimenting with the “Proportional Profit Farm”. In the British territories, on the other hand, governments are content to meet a succession of disturbances with a succession of commission of inquiries.This is not good enough… New forms must be created which will take the West Indian sugar industry “out of politics” in the sense of earning general acceptance, or the West Indian community will sooner or later simply tear itself into pieces and destroy the sugar industry in the process.”Lewis pointed to the experience of Fiji in organising a more viable sugar industry which was at the same time much more humane in its involvement of labour to ensure they received a better life, by facilitating the workers to become farmers: “Some people believe that this is the system which will eventually supply the West Indies with a solution to the problems of its sugar industry. A large-scale agency will plough the land, control irrigation, supply seedlings and fertilisers, organise harvesting, and operate factories while peasants (small farmers) will plant and cultivate the crop on their own account, subject to charges for services performed.The peasants (farmers) will have a representative Council, but this will not take over the functions of the agency. In Fiji and the Sudan, the agency has been a private company, but it might equally be a public corporation, as it is now to be in the Sudan.”In February 2016, after Government reneged on its pre-election promise on sugar, a symposium at Moray House proposed an identical model to the Lewis proposal. Yet the Government has remained silent. Why?last_img read more

Fighting in Congo threatens gorillas

first_imgOnly about 700 mountain gorillas remain in the world, an estimated 380 of them in the Virunga range. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the fighting across North Kivu province, where the park is located, and tens of thousands more have fled into neighboring Uganda. About 300 people – rangers and their families – fled the park itself Monday after skirmishes first broke out there. Wildlife groups said huge swaths of the park, including several of the rangers’ patrol posts, had been occupied by Nkunda’s insurgents and looted. Concerned about the fate of the gorillas, a few rangers returned Friday. In the brief time there they found only one five-member group outside of the park and “vulnerable to crossfire,” WildlifeDirect said. The rangers reported hearing shelling and gunfire on Friday and Saturday, and fled before they were able to check on gorillas. Though they typically stay high on the mountain slopes, the gorillas can roam freely and the park is not fenced off. “We thought the situation was calming a couple of days ago, but once again the mountain gorillas are in peril and the rangers cannot do their job,” the director of WildlifeDirect, Dr. Emmanuel de Merode, said. Conservation is “consistently challenging, and we can only hope the mountain gorillas survive this most recent saga.” By Todd Pitman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAKAR, Senegal – Renewed fighting Saturday inside a national park in Congo that is home to endangered mountain gorillas forced rangers to flee for the second time in less than a week, conservationists said. The clashes between fighters loyal to warlord Laurent Nkunda and government soldiers took place in Virunga National Park, where some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas live on the slopes of a volcanic mountain range that straddles Congo’s border with Rwanda and Uganda, the international conservation group WildlifeDirect said. last_img read more

Liverpool fans are so happy because of this big change at Anfield

first_imgLiverpool’s 1-0 win at home to Swansea City lifted the Reds from 10th to sixth in the Premier League.The Reds are four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal and trail leaders Manchester City by six points, with all to play for as the season enters December.Next up for Jurgen Klopp’s resurgent side is a Wednesday night trip to Southampton in the League Cup quarter-finals, followed by struggling Newcastle United away in the league on Sunday.Three points from the visit of Swansea came hot on the heels of Europa League qualification and the 4-1 thrashing of Manchester City.While victory over the Swans was a close run thing, there is no doubt that the mood among Liverpool fans has improved along with the club’s results since Klopp took charge in October.Here is a selection of the reaction on social media to the Swansea win. Jurgen Klopp is all smiles after Swansea win 1last_img read more

Man to be charged in slaying

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDetective Ty Labbe of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau declined to comment on a possible motive for the killing. But he said it appears the Lams were in a dire financial situation. Records show the Lams filed for bankruptcy on June 10, 2002. The FBI has also said that David Lam has a gambling problem. Lam was arrested Nov. 17 on Batam Island, Indonesia by the Indonesian National Police at the request of the FBI. He was turned over to the sheriff’s department Tuesday night. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said FBI agents in Jakarta and Singapore followed up on leads, some of them old, that led to Lam. A murder suspect found hiding in Indonesia will be arraigned Monday on charges he strangled his wife and buried her in their Rowland Heights backyard two years ago. David Lam, 45, will make his first court appearance at the West Covina branch Superior Court. The former Rowland Heights resident is being held at the sheriff’s East L.A. station in lieu of $1 million bail. A fugitive since 2005, Lam is suspected of killing his 49-year-old wife, Susan. Her remains were unearthed Sept. 23, 2005 in a shallow grave in the backyard of a house the couple rented in the 2600 block of Doubletree Lane. Details of how Lam survived while on the run are still sketchy. “According to Indonesian police, he’d been working odd jobs,” she said. Officials from the Indonesian Consulate General in Los Angeles didn’t return phone calls Wednesday. The Lams didn’t have children. Labbe said to his knowledge, Susan Lam was unemployed. Relatives reported Susan Lam missing on Sept. 13, 2005. They had last talked to her two days before. Shortly after his wife was reported missing, David Lam took a leave from his job at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens and disappeared. Deputies later found what looked like two graves behind the Rowland Heights house and started digging. “It was late on the 22nd when we knew a body was found in the back yard,” Labbe said. Authorities got word David Lam had left the country. “We had information he fled to Singapore then Indonesia,” said Eimiller of the FBI. “What we believe is he fled there immediately after the crime … that’s where we focused the fugitive investigation. Ultimately he was found on that island.” She said Lam may have been living on Batam the entire time he was a fugitive. But added that it’s also possible he lived in other parts of Indonesia. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Low-income housing on path to OK

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The nonprofit Burbank Housing Corp., which operates about 200 affordable housing units in Burbank, will perform an estimated $220,000 in rehabilitation to the units, with a loan coming from the Redevelopment Agency, officials said. The city is proposing a $75,000 reserve fund for the first five years of the operation of the project as a rent subsidy. During the first five years, if sufficient revenues are generated, the Burbank Housing Corp. will use excess revenues to build up a long-term reserve account that will replace the agency’s rent subsidy reserve after the first year of operations. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 IF YOU GO: The Burbank City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers, 275 E. Olive Ave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The City Council on Tuesday is expected to consider approving $415,000 for five new affordable housing units for low-income residents. If the Valencia Properties project is approved, officials will have to relocate four families from 313 W. Valencia Ave. Officials would lease the properties to the Burbank Housing Corp., a nonprofit developer, to provide the units to low-income residents over a term of 55 years. “If (the council) approves it, this will be another step in the city’s goals of providing affordable housing for lower-income residents of Burbank,” said Doug Swoger, the city’s housing development manager. “There is a tremendous need for affordable (housing) units in Burbank, the region and Los Angeles County.” In May 1999, the city’s Redevelopment Agency paid nearly $222,000 for a single-family home at 427 W. Valencia and $344,155 for a four-unit apartment building at 313 W. Valencia Ave. to be set aside as affordable housing. last_img read more