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Chinese student whose plane crashed in Canada declared dead

first_imgANN ARBOR, Mich. – A judge has declared a University of Michigan doctoral student from China dead more than six months after he disappeared before his plane crashed in Canada.The Detroit Free Press reports Washtenaw County Probate Judge Julia Owdziej signed an order Thursday establishing that 27-year-old Xin Rong died March 15, the day he rented an airplane in Ann Arbor. The plane was found crashed in a densely wooded area of Ontario.His wife, Surong Ruan, filed a court petition seeking the order.Authorities have said they found no signs of Rong at the crash site or footprints in the snow, and the plane was out of fuel. An Ontario Provincial Police spokesman has said authorities believe Rong jumped out at some point during the flight.Rong was studying artificial intelligence.___Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.comlast_img read more

Cold Water Cowboys fishing boat destroyed by fire at Newfoundland wharf

first_imgTWILLINGATE, N.L. – A fishing boat featured on the reality TV series “Cold Water Cowboys” was consumed by a dramatic fire that broke out Monday morning at wharf in Twillingate, N.L.Fire officials said they expected the Sebastian Sails to sink by the end of the day.Jim Hall of the Twillingate Fire Department told The Canadian Press shortly after 2 p.m. that the coast guard was on hand to help control the blaze that had spread to the wharf near a fish plant.Hall said the fire was contained, and all other vessels on the wharf had been moved to safety, but the ship probably would not last the next few hours.“She’s almost ready to sink,” Hall said.The Sebastian Sails was one of several Newfoundland boats featured on the TV series that aired for four seasons on Discovery Channel Canada.Deborah Bourden, who operates the nearby Anchor Inn Hotel and Suites, said plumes of smoke were seen coming from the Sebastian Sails.Bourden said explosions were heard and it’s believed they originated from propane tanks on the longliner.“At one point the flames were about 25 feet high and there was a lot of black smoke,” she said. “I heard the explosion and you knew something was going on and it wasn’t good.”Bourden said the town’s fire department responded not long after the fire broke out just before 6 a.m.“They had to move several longliners that were close to it (the fire) off from the wharf. The pier was also on fire right next to the boat … Luckily it wasn’t one of the fish plant buildings.”She said the fish plant is closed and has been for the last two summers.last_img read more

Want to hold on to my form: Rana

first_imgKolkata: Consecutive fifties in different batting positions ought to be a confidence-builder but Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana says he is occupied by the concern of maintaining his form that usually “fizzles” out early in the IPL.As a makeshift opener in the absence of Sunil Narine, Rana struck a fine 68 in KKR’s first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.Back at No. 4 in their second match, Rana scored a 34-ball 63 against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday to overtake Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant (103 runs in two matches) in the early Orange Cap race.”I haven’t thought too far ahead. But for the last couple of seasons, I start well but my form fizzles out towards the later half of the tournament,” Rana said after KKR’s 28-run win here on Wednesday night.”So this time around, I want to work on this. I want to continue the kind of form I have started in till the end of the tournament.” Rana did not have a good season with Delhi in the domestic circuit, managing just 147 runs form 10 matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 and 191 runs from six matches in the Ranji Trophy.Disturbed by his poor form, the top order KKR batsman spent some time at the Mumbai-based KKR Academy speaking to Abhishek Nayar and Dinesh Karthik.”I did not work on batting as such but I worked on the mental toughness. KKR academy was quite helpful in that sense because I got one-on-one time with Abhishek bhaiya and DK bhaiya. They helped me clear self doubts. Now, I feel, I’ve become a better player.”Having impressed at different batting positions, Rana said, “That’s the sign of a good team. My plan was clear — to hit a loose ball and then, let DK (Dinesh Karthik) or (Andre) Russell take over for the last four-five overs.” Four of his seven sixes came against India’s top off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin but Rana said the attack was not pre-planned.”I was just trying to build my innings. I was taking it ball by ball at the start and then when I thought I could charge, I did that.”It doesn’t matter for me who the bowler is. My game plan was simple. I thought that was the time to attack and I did. That was the plan for the two overs — of Ashiwn and South African pacer (Hardus Viljoen).”last_img read more

UN human rights office establishes West African regional office

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Senegalese Government today signed an agreement to set up a regional office in the capital, Dakar, to bolster the protection of rights across West Africa.The new office will be tasked with working with governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental associations and other UN partners to devise and carry out strategies to protect the human rights of people living in the 15 member states of the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS).Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang, who signed the memorandum of understanding establishing the office on behalf of the UN, said the bureau “demonstrates the High Commissioner’s commitment to assist the efforts of the ECOWAS member states in the field of human rights.”The office in Dakar, created as part of the OHCHR’s Strategic Management Plan to boost its field presence, is the fourth of its kind in Africa, joining offices already established in Yaoundé, Cameroon (covering Central Africa); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Eastern Africa); and Pretoria, South Africa (Southern Africa).The member states of ECOWAS are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. 3 December 2007The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Senegalese Government today signed an agreement to set up a regional office in the capital, Dakar, to bolster the protection of rights across West Africa. read more

Vast stretch of African savannah ripe for commercial farming – UN

Some 400 million hectares in the Guinea Savannah zone – stretching from Senegal to South Africa – are ripe for commodity production, but at present, only 10 per cent of that area is actually being farmed, according to the book published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank.It compares the African savannah with similar areas in north-east Thailand and the Cerrado region of Brazil, which share similar disadvantages. In the case of Thailand, there was abundant but unreliable rainfall, poor soils and a high population density, while in the Cerrado, remoteness, soils prone to acidity and low population were key problems.In both Thailand and Brazil, governments helped spur agricultural growth “characterized by favourable macroeconomic policies, adequate infrastructure, a strong human capital base, competent government administration, and political instability,” the study noted.Africa, it argued, is better placed to reach its targets due to its use of new technologies; economic, population and urban growth; improved business climates in many countries; and stepped up foreign and domestic investment in agriculture, among other factors.The smallholder-led agricultural transformation which took place in Thailand, rather than the large-scale farming led by wealthy farmers in Brazil, is a much better model for Africa to follow to ensure equitable development.“Large-scale mechanized production does not offer any obvious cost advantages, except under certain very specific circumstances and is far more likely to lead to social conflict,” said Michael Morris, the World Bank’s Lead Agricultural Economist.Commercializing agriculture will help to dampen the environmental effects of changing how the land is used in the Guinea Savannah, the study found.However, intensification could also lead to the destruction of vulnerable ecosystems and the overuse of fertilizers and pesticides, it warned, calling on governments to monitor environmental impacts and take action to minimize damage. 22 June 2009Unlocking the potential of a massive stretch of savannah spanning 25 African nations could boost commercial farming on the continent, according to a new United Nations study. read more

The Latest US China end trade talks no word on progress

SHANGHAI — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks (all times local):4:00 p.m.U.S. and Chinese negotiators have ended a new round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over trade and technology with no word on whether they made any progress.The two days of talks in Shanghai, were the first since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume negotiations that collapsed in May.The meeting ended Wednesday afternoon about 40 minutes ahead of schedule. Neither delegation spoke to reporters before U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin left for the airport.Economists say the truce in the tariffs war is fragile since the same disagreements remain, with no indication either government is willing to offer major concessions.President Donald Trump rattled financial markets Tuesday by accusing Beijing of trying to stall in hopes he will fail to win re-election in 2020.___12:00 p.m.U.S. and Chinese negotiators have resumed talks aimed at ending a tariff war over trade and technology amid scant expectations for progress.This week’s meeting is the first since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume negotiations that broke down in May.Economists say the truce is fragile and quick breakthroughs are unlikely because the two sides still face the same disagreements, with no indication either government is ready to offer major concessions.The dispute over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology has battered exporters on both sides and disrupted trade in goods from soybeans to medical equipment.The Associated Press read more

Annan arrives in Mozambique ahead of African Union Summit

Mr. Annan, who arrived in Maputo from Switzerland, is scheduled to meet with President Joaquim Alberto Chissano later today.Upon his arrival, he was briefed by Tuliameni Kalomoh, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on the status of the African Union ministerial-level meeting. Mr. Annan will address the Head-of-State-level meeting, which will open on Thursday.

South Sudan UN official urges key role for women in drafting new

In a statement marking the opening of a UN-backed women’s national conference on constitutional development held in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, Raisedon Zenenga, the Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the UN Mission there (UNMISS), stressed that the current generation of South Sudanese women had a unique opportunity to contribute directly to the country’s development.“Writing a constitution is a key aspect in nation building. A nation comes together through shared values and aspirations,” said Mr. Zenenga yesterday, as he noted that it would be in the constitution that “these values and aspirations are defined.”The week-long conference, organized by the South Sudan Women General Association and the National Democratic Institute, with support from UNMISS, brings together women representatives from all 10 states of South Sudan as they discuss and lay down recommendations for the drafting of the country’s new constitution. Mr. Zenenga said the meeting provided “a vital opportunity” for South Sudan’s National Constitutional Review Commission to take “serious note” of concerns raised by organizations promoting the role and rights of women in society and emphasized that UNMISS would also support the participation of women in political and decision making through political, technical and logistical support. The role of women in the country is a growing issue of concern for the UN mission there amid continuing inter-communal violence which regularly threatens civilians, including large numbers of women and children. Last month, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Hilde F. Johnson told journalists in Juba that UNMISS was dedicated to enforcing the rights of women, children and the elderly who, she said, were “particularly vulnerable and need protection.” “Your diversity is what constitutes the make-up of your country; it is what makes South Sudan great,” Ms. Johnson said. “It should be the glue that holds you together, not a force of division.” In his message yesterday, Mr. Zenenga similarly underscored the importance of gender inclusion in fostering South Sudan’s constitutional development, particularly in a country so divided by ethnic and tribal loyalties. “South Sudanese President Salva Kiir affirmed that every person, regardless of ethnicity, gender, education, status or wealth, has the right to voice opinions on the constitution’s evolving text,” Mr. Zenenga continued, adding that the African country’s constitution would ultimately “become stronger through participation.” read more

Small service held to mark Remembrance Day

A small service for peace and remembrance was held at Brock Friday. Members of the Brock community gathered for a small, low-key ceremony to remember the men and women who have gone into battle for Canada.Friday’s service for peace and remembrance, hosted by the Faith and Life Centre, was held in the Rita Welch Meditation Room and featured readings, including a litany for peace.University Chaplain David Galston discussed the ambiguity of war in a brief speech meant to honour the 117,000 people who have given their lives in service to this country.“War is a tragic decision and a tragic act. And while we can debate how war is unnecessary and how it can be avoided, we cannot change history or the fact that this nation has engaged in war and has suffered,” Galston said.“We must believe that every person who gave their life in the name of Canada did so for a cause he or she felt was just. War, when judged necessary, is fought to establish peace, to restore human rights, to protect the innocent, to end persecution and to waken again the spirit of hope.”About a dozen people attended the 15-minute service.David Galston, University Chaplain, speaks about the ambiguity of war. About a dozen people participated in Friday’s service for remembrance and peace. read more

Man City advances in Champions League with 22 draw at Lyon

LYON, France — Manchester City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Lyon and secure a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday.Sergio Aguero earned the point City needed to guarantee a top-two finish with a game to spare in Group F, heading in a corner from Riyad Mahrez in the 83rd minute — just after Maxwel Cornet regained the lead for Lyon with his second goal of an end-to-end game.Having joined Memphis Depay in virtually missing an open goal in the first half, Cornet had given Lyon the lead in the 55th with a dipping shot into the corner from just outside the area. Aymeric Laporte equalized in the 62nd minute, also with a header from a set-piece.City leads the group on 10 points, three clear of second-place Lyon. The French side travels to Shakhtar Donetsk, which is two points further back in third, in two weeks with both teams still in with a chance of qualifying.___More at https://www.apnews.com/ChampionsLeagueThe Associated Press read more

Struggling Terrell Owens Drops the Ball in Seattle Debut

The Terrell Owens era in Seattle got off to a dubious start this weekend as the veteran wide receiver struggled in his first NFL action in nearly two years.Owens, who is trying to prove that he is fully recovered from a knee injury that sidelined him for all of the 2011 season, failed to catch any of the five passes thrown his way in a 30-10 win at Denver on Saturday evening. His most egregious mistake was a drop of a perfectly thrown 46-yard ball by quarterback Matt Flynn just at the goal line that would have resulted in a touchdown. Two previous attempts to get him the ball fell short due to poor throws from Flynn, while two others were broken up by the Broncos defense.Now playing his 16th NFL season, Owens, 38, had raced by Broncos cornerback Chris Harris on a deep post and appeared poised for the easy score, only to see the ball slip out of his fingers.The contest marked his first game action since playing with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15 of the 2010 season.Seattle coach Pete Carroll said following the game that he remained confident in Owens’ ability to stretch defenses and help his team win.Owens ranks as among the most productive receivers in league history with his 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns, but has repeatedly worn out his welcome in previous stops in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo and Cincinnati with his boorish antics.So far, so good in the Pacific Northwest as Owens and continues to say and do the right things while off the field.All that’s left now is his performance on the field.Seattle resumes preseason play this Friday evening when it travels to Kansas City. The Seahawks will open the regular season at Arizona on Sept. 9. read more

Urban Meyer Braxton Miller Adolphus Washington daytoday

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) lays on the field after injuring his knee during a game against San Diego State Sept. 7, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-7.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State coach Urban Meyer said both junior quarterback Braxton Miller and sophomore defensive lineman Adolphus Washington are day-to-day leading into Saturday’s matchup at California (1-1).Miller sprained the MCL in his left knee early in OSU’s 42-7 win over San Diego State and Washington injured his groin in the first half. Neither returned to the game after their injuries.Meyer said he met with Miller Monday morning, and the quarterback said he is still “very stiff.” The OSU coach said the “first 48 hours after that (type of) injury is very tough.”Miller’s replacement, redshirt-senior quarterback and known team trash-talker Kenny Guiton, was named offensive player of the week by the coaching staff after leading the Buckeye offense in Miller’s absence.Both Miller and Guiton were named captains before the season by a team vote.Meyer said he wondered how many times a backup quarterback has been named a captain in college football.“It’s an incredible case study and arguably one of the greatest that I’ve been around as far as your backup quarterback is elected captain,” Meyer said.Although Miller wanted to go back into Saturday’s game, Meyer said there “was really never that consideration,” because OSU was ahead 21-0 and Guiton was playing well.“Kenny was managing really well,” Meyer said. “It was the kind of defense where management was really the key to the whole game, and getting us in the right stuff at the right time. Kenny is really strong at that, so there was no conversation about that.”If Miller is healthy to play Saturday against California, Meyer said he will.“We’re not saving anything. This will be everything we’ve got to win this game,” Meyer said.However, if the training staff does not feel comfortable with Miller suiting up against the Golden Bears, the 2-0 Buckeyes will bring a trio of players with them that could replace him.In addition to Miller and Guiton, redshirt-freshman Cardale Jones and true freshman J.T. Barrett will make the trip west for the game, Meyer said. Both Jones and Barrett are close to being the third quarterback on the depth chart, but, right now, Jones is next in line.Senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said if Miller cannot play, nothing will change in the offensive scheme if Guiton starts.“Kenny can run any play in the offense,” Brown said. “Kenny does a lot of similar things that Braxton can do, except running, obviously. When Kenny comes in the game everybody’s 100 percent confident he can do the same thing.”Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner agreed with Brown, but said the game plan is only “90 percent” kept when Guiton enters the game.“You don’t feel like all of a sudden half of the game plan page is eliminated because your second-team quarterback goes in,” Warinner said. “There are certain plays you might stay away from, but 90 percent of that game plan is still in play when Kenny is in the game.”Junior tight end Jeff Heuerman said the confidence Guiton has in himself is seen on the practice field.“You see it a lot in practice,” Heuerman said. “Coaches put us in situations like that sometimes when they take Braxton out and Kenny’s in now and you’ve still got to go about the game.”Guiton’s confidence shows both in his play and in what he says during practice.“Kenny, he’s crazy,” Brown said. “When he comes in the huddle he’s loud, obnoxious — you can tell he’s real confident with everything he does.”Brown said Guiton “talks a lot of trash on the field,” but that helps to “hype everybody up.”Junior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said Guiton talks trash not only about the way he plays, but that he does it to stick up for other players as well.“Every now and then I’ll be talking trash to the offensive line and Kenny will stick up for them and he’s pretty vocal about it,” Bennett said. “He’s just a funny guy, but because he does his job, he can joke around and completely lock in for the play and then just be joking around again.”OSU is scheduled to take on California at 7 p.m. Saturday in Berkeley, Calif. read more

Csurgoi KK extends deal with Szabolcs Szollosi until 2015

Hungarian team Csurgoi KK extends deal with the best player Szabolcs Szöllősi (24) until 2015. Previous contract was signed until 2014 but both sides agreed to stay together for one more season. Szöllősi is considered as one of the most perspective line-player – rising stars of European handball. He is playing for Csurgoi since 2008. His debut for the Hungarian NT was at Men’s EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia and after that Szollosi also played in Spain 2013.photo: www.cskk.hu Csurgoi KKSzabolcs Szollosi ← Previous Story Dino Bajram to Pfadi Winterthur – Krieg staying until 2015 Next Story → Kielce’s coach to be decided until end of February – Magnus Wislander strong candidate? read more

A mysterious disease has killed dozens of dogs in Norway in recent

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Ekaterina Brusnika 26,102 Views Monday 9 Sep 2019, 9:55 AM Share146 Tweet Email2 A mysterious disease has killed ‘dozens’ of dogs in Norway in recent days It is unknown yet whether the disease is contagious or a series of individual cases. The cause of the illness has not yet been found. 22 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4801202 center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The cause of the illness has not yet been found. Image: Shutterstock/Ekaterina Brusnika Sep 9th 2019, 9:55 AM AN UNEXPLAINED DISEASE is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in Norway in recent days and Norwegian authorities have been unable to detect the cause. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said it had been informed of another six cases of dogs falling ill, with two them already dead, all with the same symptoms of vomiting and bloody diarrhea.The disease seemed “very serious for a dog”, agency spokesman Ole-Herman Tronerud told Norwegian broadcaster NRK. They do not know yet whether the disease is contagious or a series of individual cases.The majority of cases have been reported in and around the capital Oslo, but also in Bergen, Trondheim and the Nordland municipality.Two unspecified bacteria have been detected in autopsies, but the Norwegian Veterinary Institute said it was unable to clarify whether they were the cause of the outbreak. “To have healthy and great Norwegian dogs die so quickly is naturally serious. It’s a very special situation I haven’t been involved in before,” the institute’s emergency and safety director, Jorun Jarp, said last Friday. In Sweden, the National Veterinary Institute said it had been swamped with questions from dog owners concerned over the spread of the disease across the border.The institute said it currently had no information “to show that it is an infectious outbreak or that it would pose a risk to dogs in Sweden”. Short URL By Associated Presslast_img read more

Inseparable couple found dead

first_imgThe death of a Heidelberg West couple has been determined as “not suspicious” following a post-mortem examination. Christopher Dokos, 47, and Katrina Baron, 50, were found dead in their Ramu Parade home on Sunday after a concerned family member contacted police. Both suffered medical conditions and were on disability pensions. Their 11-year-old daughter is believed to be in the care of her grandparents. The pair were last seen last Friday waiting outside their home to be picked up by a family member for their usual outing to Preston Market. It is believed they went back inside to escape the heat. A family went to visit and after knocks at their door went unanswered, they left after leaving a note. In a statement to the Herald Sun, the family said the couple were “inseparable”. “Christopher and Katrina were a happily married couple who cared very deeply for each other,” they said. “Our families are deeply saddened by these tragic events.” Police are preparing a report for the coroner. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Les nouveaux MacBook Air bientôt dévoilés

first_imgLes nouveaux MacBook Air bientôt dévoilésApple lèvera bientôt le voile sur la version 2011 de son ordinateur ultra-fin. Il devrait profiter de la technologie de processeur Intel Sandy Bridge et pourrait sortir dès fin juillet.Si visuellement, le design du futur MacBook Air ne devrait pas être très différent de l’ancien, au niveau de ses organes, l’ordinateur ultra-fin d’Apple se verra doté de plusieurs nouveautés. Il devrait en effet être équipé du nouveau système d’exploitation de la marque à la pomme, le Mac OS X Lion, explique Zone Numérique. Mais c’est surtout à l’intérieur de sa coque que les nouveautés seront les plus importantes.À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleLe MacBook Air 2011 sera en effet doté, comme les MacBook Pro ou les nouveaux iMac, de la technologie de processeurs Sandy Bridge, lancée par Intel. Celle-ci permettra un accroissement significatif des performances du MacBook Air tout en lui permettant de conserver ce qui a fait son succès, son extrême finesse, pas plus de 2 centimètres d’épaisseur. Par ailleurs, la nouvelle génération de MacBook Air pourrait également, selon AppleInsider, annoncé le grand retour des claviers rétro-éclairés abandonnés en mai 2009 par Apple. Attendus d’ici fin juillet, les nouveaux modèles au format 11,6 et 13 pouces posséderaient de plus au minimum 4 gigaoctets de RAM et un SSD de 128 gigaoctets. Le 17 juillet 2011 à 14:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Herrera Beutler encouraged by Trump Dem talks

first_imgMany conservatives are outraged President Donald Trump is working across the aisle with Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi on a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants. But Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is encouraged.“People of all political stripes agree that our immigration system is broken, and both parties should be involved in fixing the problems it’s created,” said Angeline Riesterer, Herrera Beutler’s spokeswoman. “By all reports, a final deal has yet to be struck and presented to Congress, but nothing being discussed includes a path to citizenship for DACA participants.”Trump used the phrase “allowing people to stay here” to indicate the fate of the so-called Dreamers.“In his statements, the president said he does not favor punishing children for the actions of their parents and Jaime agrees with that,” Riesterer said.Discrepancies have surfaced when it comes to the inclusion of a border wall as part of the DACA protections package. Trump tweeted early Thursday morning that the wall is required to move forward with immigrant protections.“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” the tweet read.last_img read more

Wenger reveals favourite for his successor at Arsenal

first_imgAfter he publicly announced his future retirement, after loyally spending the last 22 years at Arsenal, Wenger has given to birth to a number of speculations regarding various topics – from the real reason behind his decision to the next Gunners manager.However, he has now shared he has a high opinion of the now-former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique, who has been linked with a possible arrival at Arsenal on multiple occasions.“I don’t want to influence the next manager, but of course I have a high opinion of Luis Enrique,” Wenger said, according to the Independent.Luis Enrique has been retired ever since he was sacked from Barcelona and is reportedly looking to make a comeback in Europe.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Wenger went on to discuss his team and the support he received from Sir Alex Ferguson.“Is there a perfect goodbye? I don’t know. I just want to do as well as I can.”“This group of players deserve something special and I want to do it for them, to achieve something with them. My biggest satisfaction would be to be successful with the players we have.”last_img read more

We know the importance of this match Ancelotti

first_imgNapoli will face off against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League tomorrow and the Italian manager knows what to do to winItalian Lega Serie A club Napoli will face off against French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.And for the Italian club manager Carlo Ancelotti, this is a very important match and he knows what to do to win.“We know the importance of this match and what we must do, we are set up in the right way in order to do our best,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“To win we must do even better than we did. The draw in the first match didn’t come about by chance, at times we were too relaxed and we made mistakes. To win we must do something extraordinary.”“There is never a right time to face a team like PSG. We all know that there will be a whole city behind us and the stadium will be warm, but the approach of the team is the determining factor,” he added.“Which PSG will we face? I believe that in the middle of the first game they changed their style, I sincerely don’t know what they will do tomorrow but they definitely will remain a strong team and one difficult to face.”last_img read more

Huffman Loughlin briefly appear in court for college scam

first_img AP, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 3, 2019 Huffman, Loughlin briefly appear in court for college scam 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsBOSTON (AP) — Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court alongside other wealthy parents Wednesday to face charges in the college bribery scandal that has roiled the world of admissions and amplified complaints the system is stacked in favor of the rich.The two actresses and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said little during the brief hearing in a packed Boston courtroom and were not asked to enter a plea. They remain free on bail. Several other parents were given similar hearings of a few minutes each.The proceedings came three weeks after 50 people were charged with taking part in a scheme in which parents bribed coaches and helped rig test scores to get their children into some of the nation’s most selective universities, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.It was the biggest college admissions scheme ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department.Loughlin, 54, who appeared in the 1980s and ’90s sitcom “Full House,” is accused along with Giannulli of paying $500,000 to get their daughters admitted as recruits to the USC crew team, even though neither is a rower. Authorities said the couple helped create fake athletic profiles for their daughters by having them pose for photos on rowing machines.The Hallmark Channel, where Loughlin starred in popular holiday movies and the series “When Calls the Heart,” cut ties with her a day after her arrest.Huffman, the 56-year-old former “Desperate Housewives” star, is charged with paying the admissions consultant at the center of the scheme $15,000 to have a proctor correct the answers on her daughter’s SAT.Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli have not publicly addressed the allegations.They and others are charged with conspiracy and fraud, which carries up to 20 years in prison. But first-time offenders typically get only a fraction of that, and experts said some parents may avoid prison if they quickly agree to plead guilty.Other parents charged in the case include the former co-chairman of an international law firm and the former head of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.Three people have pleaded guilty, including the admissions consultant, Rick Singer, and the former women’s soccer coach at Yale, Rudy Meredith.The case set off a furor over the feverish competition to get into college and the lengths to which status-seeking parents will go. Many complained that the playing field has long been uneven, with wealthy students enjoying the advantages of private schools, tutors, test-preparation coaches, admissions consultants and big donations to colleges from their parents.On Wednesday, Loughlin smiled as she walked out of the courthouse and climbed into a black SUV with her lawyers. A fan shouted, “I love you, Felicity!” as Huffman emerged from the courthouse with her brother. center_img April 3, 2019 AP, KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:22 PMlast_img read more