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first_img Switzerland to extradite former FIFA VP BERN, Switzerland (AP) – Swiss authorities yesterday approved a US request to extradite former FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo, who is accused of bribery and fraudulently obtaining American citizenship. Figueredo, an 83-year-old Uruguay native, has 30 days to appeal the decision, Switzerland’s justice ministry said. He was among seven football officials arrested May 27 in early-morning hotel raids in Zurich, two days before the FIFA presidential election. Figueredo, who has been detained in a Zurich-area prison, faces a 20-year sentence on racketeering charges. Oscar heads Brazil squad RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil coach Dunga, who will have to do without suspended Barcelona star Neymar as South American World Cup qualifying opens next month, named a squad yesterday headed by Chelsea midfielder Oscar. Neymar is serving a four-match ban after being sent off in the Copa America. He will miss both matches as Brazil opens on October 8 in Santiago, Chile, and then faces Venezuela on October 13 in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza. Squad: Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Grohe (Gremio), Alisson (Internacional). Defenders: Fabinho (Monaco), Rafinha (Bayern Munich), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Gil (Corinthians). Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Renato Augusto (Corinthians), Lucas Lima (Santos), Oscar (Chelsea), Willian (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool). Forwards: Firmino (Liverpool), Hulk (Zenit St. Petersburg), Lucas (Paris Saint-Germain), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich). Szczesny out with injury ROME (AP) – Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will be out for up to six weeks after injuring his finger in Wednesday’s Champions League match against Barcelona. Szczesny had to be replaced early in the second half of the 1-1 draw following a clash with Luis Suarez. Roma said yesterday tests have confirmed Szczesny “did not sustain a fracture to the fourth finger of his left hand” but that the Poland international has a ligament strain. The club adds that he is expected to be back in “four to six weeks”.last_img read more

Probe results in arrests of tagger suspects

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first_img“The thing that some people don’t understand about graffiti is property values plummet when people see this,” Bistline said. “It’s a (crime) that we take very seriously up here.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “In terms of dollar amount, they were the most prolific (graffiti crew,)” sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Bistline said. The raid produced evidence that suggests the crew may have evolved into a criminal street gang, Bistline said. Bistline said Mendoza is a member of a Los Angeles gang and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and a sawed-off shotgun. Calderon, a student at Mission College in Sylmar, was found at a Sunland home where authorities said they also seized marijuana and a .22-caliber firearm. The investigation was launched by detective Bob Schneider of the Santa Clarita station and detective Greg Bruner of the Palmdale station. PALMDALE – A joint investigation by Palmdale and Santa Clarita sheriff’s detectives resulted in the arrests this week of three suspected taggers wanted for $400,000 in graffiti vandalism from the Antelope Valley to Ventura, authorities said. The six-week investigation was launched when a detective noticed a rash of graffiti near Castaic Junction that was linked to taggers from the Antelope Valley. In an early morning raid Thursday, sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Mendoza, 27; Carlos Chave, 26; and Joshua Calderon, 23, all of Palmdale, on suspicion of felony vandalism. Another suspect, whose name was not released, was contacted by phone and agreed to surrender, authorities said. The four are suspected of causing at least $400,000 damage in the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, Mojave and Ventura. Deputies said targets included the historic Freedom Train in Mojave, which served as a traveling museum in the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. last_img read more

Tottenham star ‘flattered’ by Manchester United transfer talk

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first_img1 Tottenham star Harry Kane Tottenham striker Harry Kane is “flattered” to be linked with Manchester United but insists he is happy at White Hart Lane.The 21-year-old has been linked with a big-money summer switch to Old Trafford after scoring 31 goals in all competitions for Spurs last term.That included 21 in the Premier League, second behind only Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, in his first full campaign in the top-flight.With United said to be at the head of a list of suitors, Kane, who is currently on duty with England Under-21s, admitted he was aware of interest but is content to remain in north London.“I’ve seen there’s interest but that’s all I know,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s flattering for other clubs to maybe be interested but I’m happy at Spurs and I’m looking forward to the future.”When he was asked whether it would be hard to turn down United, Kane replied: “Tottenham are a big club and that’s the way people have got to see it.“I’m at a big club now, I’m enjoying my football and I’m looking forward to next season.”last_img read more

Pep Guardiola reveals what his priority is for next season

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first_img1 Pep Guardiola wants to see the club score more goals next season Pep Guardiola says scoring more goals is his top priority as he looks ahead to his second season as Manchester City manager.Wastefulness in front of goal has been their main weakness during a disappointing campaign, according to the boss.City were regarded as one of the Premier League title favourites last August but go into their final game at Watford on Sunday still needing a point to secure a top-four place.“I have learned you have to score more goals,” said Guardiola. “Especially at home we dropped a lot of points.“We can accept an opponent creating two, three or maybe four chances – it is impossible to avoid that – but we didn’t score enough goals at home.“So, we have to play a little bit better to create more chances to score goals if we want to reduce that gap. Then maybe our gap against Chelsea and Tottenham will be shorter. If we don’t, it will be the same.”City are third in the table, 15 points behind champions Chelsea and eight below Spurs.Victory this weekend will clinch third but with Liverpool two points back and Arsenal just another behind them, Champions League football is not yet guaranteed.Securing third, and direct entry to Europe’s top club competition, would put the club in good heart for the summer and aid recruitment during what is expected to be a close-season revamp.Guardiola, however, believes he already has the attacking power he needs, but must coax more goals out of a number of players. He cited the example of Kevin De Bruyne, who has scored only five times this season but gone close to more by hitting the woodwork nine times in the Premier League and once in Europe.He said: “Kevin De Bruyne is the player with the mosts assists in the league (16) and he made 10, 11, 12 crossbars. So the difference between the crossbar and the goal is maybe centimetres.“If you just score half of those situations maybe it is seven or eight more points. It is just to be a little bit more precise in those situations. I think we have the quality of players to score goals.”last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NOTES

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first_imgWell what a time we have had in Dunfanaghy over the last few weekends. For a lot of the Holiday homes and Caravanners it was probably the last big blowout at the end of the season, mind you the die-hards still come down.The weather was brilliant in fact better than most of the summer and Dunfanaghy Golf Club decided this year to help host the Jazz and Blues Festival which is held in the town at this time of year. Of course the Golf Club does not have the Big venue but we took care of that by putting up a massive Marquee with all the trimmings. The clubhouse converted to a restaurant and the bar in the ‘tent’.This obviously worked well as the crowds were fantastic all weekend and the support given to the Club was great. Many thanks to all who helped make this possible and the great success it was. The weekend helped boost the Club finances at a quiet time of year. With a few wee tweaks the weekend next year will be better – if that’s possible. And now to the Past Captains.This event is hosted each year by the current Captain of the club to Honour the Past Captains of the Club and all the work they put in during their respective years. It usually consists of a round of golf and a meal followed by a very friendly social event.This year was no exception and Captain James Doherty was the perfect Host.The weather on the day was again exceptional with very little wind and so the scoring reflected this. The first 4 places were separated by only 2 points with first place being decided on BOT.The ‘Cup / Trophy’ for the past Captains is a very unique item and was designed and built by Lua Breen who is himself a Past Captain and it is in the form of an Egg Timer with a Golf ball split and glued to each end. The supports for the timer are a Putter and a flagpole (miniature silver of course) as I said a very unique piece. Last year it was won by M Murray who admitted he had something like that at home but forgot to return it.Such are the Past Captains – a very laid back affair.Past Captains:1st: Nigel Doherty (13) 40 pts. BOT 2nd: Jim Carey (27) 40 pts.3rd : Paul Burton (11) 39 pts.4th : Patrick Hunter (19) 38 pts.5th Kevin Ward (18) 36 pts. 6th Brian Dolan (7) 32pts19/09/2012Wednesday Open StablefordJames McCorkell 39 pts. botCharlie Patton 39 pts.Donal Boyle 34 pts.Martin Collum 38 pts.Css 36 pts.21/09/2012Friday 14 Hole StablefordDavid Alcorn 30 pts.Derek Porter 28 pts.n.c.22/09/2012Saturday 4BBB StablefordShane Greer/John Hanna 43 pts.John McNulty/William White 42 pts. botn.c.23/09/2012Sunday Club StablefordNigel Doherty 42 pts.Roger Green 40 pts.n.c.GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 25th, 2012 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

GAELIC GAMES: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS

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first_imgSENIOR FOOTBALLAn experimental Malin side suffered an 8-point defeat at the hands of Strabane Sigersons in the Quinns Corner Intermediate League clash in Connolly Park on Sunday. Malin travel to Derry next weekend to play their final game in the competition where Ogra Colmcille are the hosts. The game is expected to have a 12 o clock throw in on Sunday but the exact time will be confirmed near the end of the week. SENIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPMalin have been drawn in Section 1 of the newly revamped Donegal Senior Championship, alongside defending champions, St Eunans, last years beaten finalists N. Conaill, with Cloughaneely making up the foursome. This is the first year where the Senior championship will be run in this format with the top 2 sides in each section progressing to the quarter finals. With training now in full swing, and landing a plum draw in the championship, the senior players and management are eagerly awaiting the start of the new season where they will pit their wits against the best the county has to offer. Malin travel to O Donnell Park to take on St Eunans but a bumper crowd is expected in Connolly Park for the visit of both N. Conaill and Cloughaneely in the competition.SCOR Comhgairdeas Eimear Mc Colgan who took first place in the solo singing at Scor Sinsir semi final in Burt at the weekend. Eimear will now represent the club on Friday in the county final in Glenswilly. Adh mor ort. Well done also to our 3 quiz buffs Kathy Mc Colgan, Vincie Mc Colgan and Pat Mc Laughlin who also represented the club in Burt at the weekend.SENIOR TRAININGCircuit training continues for the senior and reserve panel at 7-00 on Tuesday and Thursday in the club gym. Any players who have not paid their club membership must do so before the beginning of the season. Any outstanding membership will be collected by Paul Mc Laughlin (Fildara) at training.LADIES TRAININGTraining continues Tuesday and Thursday at 8:15 pm, in the clubhouse.UNDERAGE BOYS TRAININGTraining continues for the Under 6 age group in the club, gym on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11-15. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend. Training for the Under 8 age group takes place in the club gym from 11 to 12-30 on Sunday mornings also in the club.This is followed by training for the Under 10 age group, which runs from 12.30 to 1.30.The underage 16-football squad are currently training in the club gym on Tuesday at 5.00 and in the Malin stables on Saturday evening at 7.00.UNDERAGE GIRLS TRAINING U16/U14 Girls continue to train on Wednesday at 5:15pm, with those in 6th class onwards welcome to attend this training. Newcomers are always welcome, It is hoped that this age group will begin to train outdoors from now on and are asked to take suitable training gear and gum shields.U12 Girls continue to practice their skills for the “Off The Wall” Initiative, with training at 4:15pm on Wednesday’s in the Clubhouse.U10/U8/U6 age groups will return this Saturday 23rd of February at 11am-12noon. Suitable for those aged 5 to 10 years, with each session €2. We are hoping to see as many new faces to this session as possible.HURLINGTraining continues for girls and boys continues at 5-6pm for under 6’s and under 8’s and 6-7pm for under 10’s and 12’s. Each session costs 2 euro and all equipment is provided. We would love to have new coaches to help out; no experience required just energy and enthusiasm, as we will provide training. If you need further information contact Grace on 0868047199CLUB SHOPThe Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 1-30. There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. Also the club will submit an order to the suppliers on the first day of each month for any club stock, which is currently not available in the shop. Please note that the replica shirts are loose fitting, not the tight fit that the senior side wears. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.NEW TO YOUHave you any spare clothes cluttering up your home? Well don’t throw them out!! Malin GAA are opening a NEW TO YOU shop in Malin in the coming days with all money received going to help fund the under 14 trip to Leeds. So why not start your spring cleaning and put any unwanted clothes into a large sack. More details will be available shortly on where to drop them off.LOTTOCongratulations to Anne Mc Carron of Doon, Culdaff who scooped this weeks lotto jackpot of €850. Anne matched the sequence drawn, which was 1-7-6-2-3-4-5. The winning envelope was sold by Christopher Mc Laughlin (Fildara) who earns himself €20. This is the 4th time that the jackpot has been won within as many months, which proves it is well worth to try. Envelopes are on sale at just €2 or 3 for €5. Next weeks jackpot begins at €500 and as always we thank the local community for their continued support of our lotto draw.MATCH DAY VOLUNTEERSYour club needs you!!! We are looking for volunteers to give 3 hours of their time during the season to help man the club tuck shop during home games. Duties include serving tea, coffee and snacks. If we can get enough people on board to help share the workload, it would mean you would only be required to help out for just one game during the entire season. Anyone interested is asked to send their name and contact number to Paddy on 0868668531.NOTESAnyone wishing to have information included in the club notes are reminded to contact Martin Doherty on 086 1585880, or alternatively send an email to the new club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email address.MAILING LISTAnyone wishing to be included in the club text service, to avail of club fixtures and news are asked to send their number to 0868668531 or also you can follow the club and receive regular updates on the clubs facebook page.GAELIC GAMES: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 18th, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

DONEGAL’S FUTURE: HAS JIMMY STOPPED WINNING MATCHES FOR DONEGAL?

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first_imgJIM McGuinness is taking time off to consider his future as Donegal manager.It’s understood the Glenties man, who led the county to two Ulster titles and last year’s All-Ireland, will make a decision on whether or not to stay on in the next two weeks.He has a year left on his agreement with the Donegal County Board. Whilst your making your mind up Jimmy (AND PLEASE STAY) thanks for all of this….     DONEGAL’S FUTURE: HAS JIMMY STOPPED WINNING MATCHES FOR DONEGAL? was last modified: August 5th, 2013 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)last_img read more

South Africa highlights youth development

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first_img28 September 2015Government wants to engage more actively with South African youth, using the pillars of the National Development Plan (NDP) to highlight and solve challenges in unemployment, education and social cohesion.Minister Malusi Gigaba during the Governance and Administration Cluster Media Briefing #GABriefing pic.twitter.com/oo77kpqfda— GCIS Media Liaison (@GCISMedia) September 27, 2015Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba stated government has partnered with youth organisations and business to make sure youth development is prioritised.At a media briefing of the Governance and Administration Cluster on Sunday 27 September 2015, the Minister said the partnerships were formed to alleviate the challenge of youth unemployment.Presidential Youth Working Group“President Jacob Zuma launched the Presidential Youth Working Group in June 2015, to promote youth participation in governance and policymaking and to mainstream youth development and empowerment in the work of government, to build a better life for young people,” Minister Gigaba said at the briefing.“In the work of the Presidential Youth Working Group, the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, the following work streams have been established: Economic Participation and Transformation Education; Skills and Second Chances; Health Care and Combating Substance Abuse; Nation-Building and Social Cohesion, and Effective and Responsive Youth Development Institutions.”The Minister’s statement comes after Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, accompanied by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela, signed the National Youth Policy in Khayelitsha, in the Western Cape in August this year. This policy framework, which was signed after a lengthy consultative process, also identified partnerships with all sectors of society as a way of advancing youth development.Minister Gigaba said that the strategies of the Presidential Youth Working Group’s work streams would form part of the Integrated Youth Development Strategy and progress will also be included in the MTSF for proper monitoring and evaluation.“The process to amend the National Youth Development Agency Act, 2008 (Act 54 of 2008), is ongoing, with a draft Bill currently with the State Law Advisors,” the minister said.Interventions to fast-track NDP implementationMinister Gigaba said interventions had been implemented to assist in fast- tracking several NDP imperatives, including growing the economy with an appropriate and healthy Growth Domestic Product (GDP) rate, as well as creating jobs and eradicating poverty and inequality.He said these were implemented using government’s Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-19, which Cabinet adopted last year.“The current initiatives to stimulate growth include government’s Infrastructure Build Programme, the War Room on electricity, Operation Phakisa on the Ocean Economy and in Mining, and the Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and create jobs,” the minister said. He also stated that there were other reports showing success linked to the implementation of the framework.A recent report on education and skills development showed that tremendous progress was made in the education sectors which continue to be a priority area of focus.While with rural development and land reform, progress on land acquisition for smallholders has been slow, but government’s implementation of programmes are being reviewed and strengthened to resolve some of these issues.Health care, crime and social cohesionMinister Gigaba said in regards to health care, South Africa has received worldwide recognition for its HIV and Aids programme, which has over three million people initiated on treatment, contributing to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.“Good progress is being made under safety and security, regarding the reduction of overall levels of serious crime,” he said, “the department is implementing Operation Fiela (Reclaim), to rid our country of illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings and other illegal activities.”“This multidisciplinary, interdepartmental operation is contributing to the safety and security of our communities,” the minister concluded.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Lalu Prasad’s bail extended

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first_imgThe Ranchi High Court on Friday extended the provisional bail granted to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad by another six weeks on medical grounds.While hearing the fodder scam cases related to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Chaibasa, Deogarh and Dumka treasuries, Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh extended the relief. After being convicted in four fodder scam cases, Mr. Prasad was lodged in the Birsa Munda central jail of Ranchi. However, now out on provisional bail, he is undergoing treatment in a Mumbai hospital after an operation last Sunday. Supreme Court lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represented Mr. Prasad, told the court that he has been suffering from fistula, is a chronic diabetic and requires time to recover post-operation. “Today [Friday] the court fixed the next date of hearing on August 10 and we’ve to submit Mr. Prasad’s latest medical report on August 3,” counsel Chitranjan Sinha told local journalists in Ranchi.last_img read more