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Carlos Soler, shadow worker at the service of Valencia

first_imgThe Valencian He has led his team in recent months in what is known as ‘dirty work’. Celades, aware of Carlos’ work, has adopted a game layout on the left where side overflows have more relevance compared to the right. Not surprisingly, the data in the last precedents so express, ‘8’ coverage They allowed Gayà to be, together with Ferran, the player who most focused on the rival area against Atletico. Soler was also who else ran in San Siro a little over a week ago and also completed the same recoveries as Diakhaby in San Sebastián.Although it is a less striking work, although Soler starred in the important goals against Chelsea, Celta or Real Madrid, the technician has shown value. Proof of this is that since he returned from the injury He has been a starter in every game, including the Super Cup, the Champions League and the Cup. And only in five of 18 Celades decided to replace him. One of the players who, a priori, seemed to benefit from the arrival of Albert Celades to Valencia was Carlos Soler. The canterano had to adapt to play in the band with Marcelino and although that allowed him to adopt new faculties, the signing of the new technician seemed to return him to a more advanced position and hook with the strikers, his natural place until he reached the elite and where he could shine more. Nothing could be further from the truth. And is that the Valencianist Not only has he continued in the band, but he has had to adapt to the left side and play changed leg. In that part of the field, José Luís Gayà has shone in recent months, where he has participated in the attack moves as one more extreme. And if the side has been able to reach the opposite area without fear it has been, in large part, because Soler covered his back.last_img read more

CH&PA staff accuse Minister of being out of control

first_imgMinister within the Communities Ministry Valerie Sharpe-Patterson has come in for shape criticisms from employees, who have accused her of acting without discretion.In a letter to the editor, staff of the Central Housing and Planning Authority has accused Sharpe-Patterson ofMinister within the Ministry of CommunitiesValerie Sharpe-Pattersonoperating solely out of her office and bypassing the land allocation department.The authoritarian handling of the agency by the Minister was allegedly identified in a number of matters. These matters included the allocation $300,000 to fix 50 homes as an act in relation to the jubilee celebrations. It was alleged that the Board had rejected the proposal, but the Minister went ahead with her plans.In addition to that, the employees are claiming that they were not notified of the plans for the 50 per cent discount plan until it was reported in the media.The deal offered a 50 per cent discount on the outstanding balance for persons who had completed paying at least 50 per cent of the cost of their house lots by May 1.The immediate implication of the action of the Minister resulted in the deal being cancelled by Chairman of the Board, Hamilton Green.Green had confirmed that the deal was off. He said there were some lapses in the arrangement, including the fact that the Minister failed to consult with the Board before making the announcement. He said the Board was now examining the deal, giving consideration to all possible financial implications.This publication’s efforts to contact the Minister on the issue proved futile.However, when Guyana times asked the Chairman for his take on the issue, he indicated that it was a matter discussed at the Board meeting on Wednesday and it will be dealt with in house.Meanwhile, former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali in a letter to the editor stated that the management and staff in the post had an input in the decision-making processes within the sector. He pointed out that housing is too important to the structure of Guyana’s economy for the Minister not to get involved meaningfully in the decision-making process of the sector.last_img read more

Betemit may be pleasant surprise in ’07

first_imgEven if La Roche starts the season in Triple-A, he’ll continue to challenge Betemit from afar. And Betemit’s best bet for holding off that challenge will be to even out his production from both sides of the plate. Last year, he hit just .189 from his natural right side and almost 100 points higher (.281) left-handed. “Everybody says I can’t hit right-handed,” Betemit said. “But when I was with Atlanta, I had a lot of right-handed pinch-hitting appearances. I see the ball well right-handed. But there are so many more right-handed pitchers that I don’t get many right-handed at-bats. When you’re a switch-hitter, it’s like you’re always struggling from one side or the other.” Lineup update Dodgers manager Grady Little said catcher Russell Martin probably will bat sixth this season, although he qualified that by adding, “Don’t hold me to that.” That would leave just Betemit and right fielder Andre Ethier still to be slotted in the seventh and eighth spots in whatever order Little chooses. “If (Martin) can stay on the field and play as much as we want him to play, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this kid hit 15 or 20 home runs,” Little said. “I think this kid could be the best player on this team,” Dodgers hitting coach Eddie Murray said. “He is that strong.” It is that potential that made Betemit attractive to the Dodgers at last season’s trading deadline. But potential is just that until it is realized, and while Betemit did hit nine home runs in 174 at-bats after the Dodgers acquired him from Atlanta, megahyped prospect Andy La Roche is still being given a chance to beat him out this spring and take away what is expected to be the first everyday starting job of Betemit’s career. Starting over For the first time, Little included left-hander Greg Miller in the list of candidates for the fifth spot in the Dodgers’ starting rotation. While Miller is the longest of long shots, the significance of Little’s statement is that Miller, the organization’s top lefty prospect before 2004 shoulder surgery derailed his career, is going back to starting. “If he continues through spring training the way he came in here, I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case,” Little said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img VERO BEACH, Fla. – Take a quick glance at the Dodgers’ projected starting lineup, and it’s a good bet the name you will find least inspiring is that of third baseman Wilson Betemit. He isn’t some celebrated new acquisition, he doesn’t appear to have middle-of-the-order power, and as switch-hitters go, well, he makes a good left-handed hitter. But you should hear what people are saying about him. last_img read more

Richardson walks tightrope as top Latino candidate

first_img With all the moved-up primaries that have made Feb. 5 effectively a national primary, money and fundraising have become all the more important – making things even more difficult for back-of-the-pack candidates like Richardson. But why is it that Richardson – a former Clinton administration Cabinet member, United Nations ambassador and congressman – has failed to generate much excitement, especially among the growing Latino constituencies energized by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s historic election in 2005? “For starters, he’s not a rock star,” says Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at California State University, Los Angeles. “He comes from a little-known state, and it’s been the rock stars (Clinton and Obama) who have been getting all the endorsements, all the headlines and, most importantly, most of the money. “He’s also not well-known even among the nation’s Latinos. Some who recognize the name don’t know if he’s Latino or not. Some don’t think he is. Some are simply confused about it.” Plus, Regalado and other political observers agree, Richardson has to tread carefully with the Latino issue in a political landscape in which immigration has become a polarizing issue. Richardson, currently in North Korea on a fact-finding mission designed to bolster his campaign, understands. “I won’t be running as a Hispanic candidate,” he said in an interview in Los Angeles leading up to his entry into the presidential race. Proud to be Hispanic “I am running as an American – proud to be Hispanic, proud of my heritage. Ours is a growing, dynamic community in America. But I won’t just be focusing on Hispanic issues or trying to get the Hispanic vote.” It has been an awkward tightrope act. On one side, for political reasons, the Latino aspect is something that Pasadena-born Richardson is consciously downplaying, just as Villaraigosa did in his 2005 mayoral campaign. On the other hand, it has been largely Latinos who have kept the Richardson campaign viable and made him look competitive through the early fundraising frenzy. If he were to be nominated, he would become the first Latino to win a major presidential bid, just as Obama would be the first African-American and Clinton the first woman. The April 23 event will be the second fundraiser Casado has hosted for Richardson, who spent much of his childhood in Mexico City. In February, former Clinton-official-turned-lobbyist Mickey Ibarra threw a “Latino Leader” fundraising breakfast for Richardson in Washington, D.C. In Atlanta, a former Latino state senator hosted a fundraiser for him. Ed Romero, a former ambassador to Spain, organized an event that raised $2 million, while Dallas Latino leaders gathered up $50,000 more in that city. But it’s been in Los Angeles that Latino leaders – Villaraigosa and state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez among them – have kept their distance while being noticeably more receptive to the overtures of Clinton and Obama. Avoiding question Villaraigosa so far has sidestepped the question of a presidential endorsement. “We’re very fortunate in this country to have such a deep and talented field for the Democratic nomination for president,” he told reporters last month. “Everything has its time and its place.” Political consultant Bill Orozco believes the Villaraigosa-Richardson connection may be among the more interesting to watch over the coming months. “Richardson sent a handful of staffers from the New Mexico Democratic Party to help Antonio in the 2005 campaign,” says Orozco. “But now both men have chips on the table as to who will remain the rising Hispanic star of the Democratic Party.” Regalado even wonders if Richardson isn’t positioning himself for the vice presidential spot on the Democratic ticket. “He’d be a great No. 2 person,” Regalado said. “Don’t bet the farm against it based on what they’ll say – that’s not what he’s shooting for or would even consider. “He would be a tremendously strong (vice presidential nominee) for whoever tops the ticket, especially with that natural constituency behind him.” Growing numbers The Latinos. Their growing numbers make them potential swing votes in Texas, Illinois and Michigan, states with high numbers of Electoral College votes, as well as in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Latinos in Florida are primarily Cuban-Americans who are conservative and usually vote Republican. In California, which has 55 Electoral College votes, about one in every three residents is Latino – a total of 14 million people, according to the Public Policy Institute. And that number is expected to increase. Experts also estimate that 14 percent of the state’s 16 million registered voters – or some 2.2 million people – are Latino, with nearly 60 percent of them registered as Democrats. In California, the increasing Latino political presence only reinforces the state’s decidedly Democratic voting history in recent national elections. Meanwhile, Casado has been busy trying to staple together the network of old and present Jerry Brown supporters – the musicians and entertainment people who are regulars at her restaurant and whom she often tapped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for Brown’s gubernatorial and presidential campaigns of the past, as well as for his political re-emergence in recent years. “I just got Lyle Lovett on board,” she said after meeting with the singer last week. “He likes Richardson. He didn’t know he was Latino. “He said the same thing I said: `It’s time we elected a Latino president.”‘ (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sandwiched between portraits of Ronald Reagan and The Eagles on one of Hollywood’s most fabled walls, a photo of presidential hopeful Bill Richardson is strategically placed for all to see. “He needs all the karma we can give him,” says Lucy Casado, the owner of Lucy’s El Adobe Caf across from Paramount Studios, where the photo of the New Mexico governor joins many of the entertainment industry’s greats, as well as her political favorites dating back to Bobby Kennedy. “It’s time,” she says, “America had a Latino president.” But Richardson, the son of an American father and a Mexican mother, may be proof that it may be the era of the Latino everywhere today – except in national politics. Richardson is among the second tier of Democratic hopefuls, lagging behind Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the polls, in momentum and, most importantly, in fundraising. He reported last week that he’d raised $6.3 million, compared with the $50 million raised by Clinton and Obama together. So Richardson is heading to Hollywood. Here Casado and Lew Werner, businessman and Democratic activist, will be hosting an April 23 fundraiser at her restaurant, which may be one of the few hotbeds of Richardson presidential optimism in Southern California. “Bill Richardson,” insists Casado, who is known in California Democratic Party circles as Attorney General Jerry Brown’s adopted mother, “is going to surprise everyone and make history.” He will have to. Back of the pack last_img

Premiers to meet at Calgary Stampede in advance of Council of the Federation

first_imgCALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will host the premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories at the Calgary Stampede.A news release from the province says the premiers will meet over dinner on Sunday, and will be officially welcomed at a traditional white hat ceremony during the premier’s annual Stampede pancake breakfast on Monday.It says formal meetings will follow, where Kenney says the leaders will discuss how they “can be closer partners in prosperity,” noting they share common goals such building pipelines and free trade within Canada.- Advertisement -After the meeting, they’ll have a chance to watch the Stampede rodeo before travelling to Saskatoon for this week’s Council of the Federation meeting in Saskatoon, which runs Tuesday through Thursday.The western premiers met late last month in Edmonton, where British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Kenney agreed to continue to disagree on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that would carry Alberta oil to the West Coast.A parade of politicians, which included federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer on Saturday, make a pilgrimage to Calgary every year during the city’s famous 10-day celebration of cowboy culture.Advertisement “It’s an honour to welcome some of my fellow premiers to the Calgary Stampede to discuss how we can be closer partners in prosperity. We share a commitment to defending taxpayers, getting our natural resources to global markets by building pipelines and economic corridors, and to free trade within Canada,” Kenney said in the news release.The release said the Calgary meeting will build on discussions from the Western Premiers’ Conference, as well as meetings Kenney has had with counterparts across the country over the past two months.All of the premiers who will be in Calgary are conservatives, with the exception of Robert McLeod of the Northwest Territories, which has a consensus government.At last month’s Edmonton meeting, the premiers found common ground on issues such as economic corridors, which Kenney said includes everything from electricity grids to natural gas lines, highways, railways and pipelines.Advertisement However, at the meeting’s conclusion Kenney said Alberta is prepared to use provincial legislation to limit oil and gas exports to any province standing in the way of pipelines, while Horgan said his government will push ahead with a legal challenge of that law.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Reports – Serie A giants consider sale of Arsenal, Man United and Everton target

first_img1 Inter Milan may consider selling Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton target Mateo Kovacic this summer, according to reports in Italy.Inter signed the midfielder for around £9m from Dinamo Zagreb in January 2013 and he has become one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe.But he has gone off the boil in recent weeks and sources in Italy have raised doubts over his long-term future at the San Siro after he was benched for the weekend’s visit of Cesena.Inter are currently eighth in Serie A, eight points off the top, and qualification for next season’s Champions League is drifting away from them.Should they miss out on a place in the competition, Inter will find themselves under financial pressure and may be forced to sell some of their prized assets.And, with Premier League clubs – as well as Barcelona – all said to be keen on Kovacic, it has been reported that the £20m-rated star could be sold to raise valuable funds. Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic last_img read more

Police commissioners need to support LAPD

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card An example is the Devin Brown case. It began with a suspected drunk driver leading police on a chase and then backing his car into a cop, who opened fire in self-defense. Although none of the officers involved in the incident had any way of knowing this, the perpetrator was a 13-year-old boy, with marijuana in his system, driving a stolen car. The result is a predictable tragedy, but the villain, according to the L.A. Police Commission, is not the perpetrator, not the family members who let a 13-year-old roam the streets in the middle of the night, and not the schools or other adults who have failed him. It is the officer – the guy who has, for reasons that are becoming less and less compelling, volunteered for this sort of duty. If you are an LAPD officer, and you have made it to the end of your shift without an injury, you will return home to your family, grateful to be out of harm’s way. You might be feeling the aftereffect of the stress and the adrenaline of being in danger for eight or 10 or 12 hours. You might be edgy and irritable. If you were on foot patrol, you might be sore and achy. If you have had to chase a suspect on foot, you might have exacerbated the knee and back injuries that tend to plague cops. You might wonder how much longer you can go on, day in and day out, taking this kind of emotional and physical abuse. So why do you continue to do it? If your heart is set on being a cop, you could earn more money and take fewer risks working somewhere else. Los Angeles has the smallest police force, per capita, of any major American city. You could work in a city that honors and supports its officers. There are others who should be asking themselves this question as well. On Tuesday night, a couple of suspected gang members opened fire on two officers on patrol on the 110 Freeway. The shots pierced their windshield, but they were miraculously unhurt. This time. If you are under attack by someone who you think is trying to kill you, you will feel a rush of fear and adrenaline like nothing you have ever felt before. This will be the worst moment of your life. If you are lucky, and you are not killed, do not suffer a fatal heart attack, and do not have to spend months or years in rehab for injuries suffered in the attack, you will at the very least reflect on this moment as a life-changing experience. You will not want to go there again. However, if you are a Los Angeles police officer, you will have to go there again – because this is your job. Your job is to go into Los Angeles neighborhoods that are among the most violent in the country. Some of the people you meet will hate you on sight because they have been told you are their enemy and you are intent on harm. While it is not exactly open season on cops, retroactively canonizing perpetrators who are injured or killed while attacking LAPD officers gives permission for this sort of thinking. Two consecutive rulings against the suggestion of Police Chief William Bratton make it seem the Police Commission is intent on destroying officers’ morale. Why do they think young men and women should become LAPD officers, and what are they doing to encourage the department to recruit and retain the best officers around? Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa congratulated his handpicked Police Commission for a “job well done,” even though it destroyed an officer’s career and undermined the city’s own police chief. The mayor has to take a hard look at his priorities. The community leaders who applauded this week’s Police Commission ruling aren’t going to be applauding so loudly as a demoralized, underpaid and undervalued police force can no longer retain the officers it needs to keep the city of Los Angeles safe. Bob Baker is president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which represents more than 9,000 LAPD officers.160Want 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

Spurs fans fume as pre-season shirt announced but still no 2018/19 kits from Nike

first_img How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence I’m still waiting for delivery of my post-post-season-pre-pre-season exclusive “playing away” y-fronts. Any news on delivery?— James Levett (@magicturkey) June 13, 2018 Announce the new kit. Or a new player. Or a contract extension. Something!— ✨ (@___Carlitos) June 13, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED A marketeers dream— Halle (@herbsyhc) June 13, 2018 possible xi How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics silverware 😍 Get set for 2018/19 with our @NikeUK pre-season shirt! 👌Buy yours here ▶️— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 13, 2018Spurs will line up alongside the rest of last season’s Premier League top six and a host of Europe’s biggest names in the 2018 International Champions Cup next month.Mauricio Pochettino‘s side kick off the tournament against Roma in San Diego, before meeting Barcelona in front of 90,000 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.They finish their fixtures against AC Milan in Minneapolis on July 31, needing to finish top of the 18-team league table to claim the trophy.But as the club try to stir up interest in the competition ahead of flying out to the States, fans were less than pleased about Nike’s slow progress, as you can see by these reactions on social media: predicted How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS ON TALKSPORT.COM How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade center_img I know we have a stadium to pay for but pre-season shirts? The players will only where them a couple of times, if that. Joke— Rufus (@RustyRanger2008) June 13, 2018 crackers possible standings gameday Tottenham fans were left fuming yesterday after the club announced a new pre-season shirt as fans still await Nike’s designs for match-worn kits.The jersey, to be worn on the Spurs’ tour of the US in July, drew the ire of angry fans who remain in the dark about how their team will look as they make the switch to their new 62,000-seat White Hart Lane stadium. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes I’ll announce the kit. It will be a white shirt with navy trim, a cunning derivative of last seasons, and will set you back £65 plus admin, processing, delivery and levy fees. It’ll happen when it happens, the sun is shining, crack on with the rest of your lives people— matthew (@sollers72) June 13, 2018 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA Just got one from the shop opposite the new stadium, lads.— Nick Herbert (@NickHerbert7) June 13, 2018The club signed a multi-year deal with Nike at the beginning of last season but the American brand are still keeping their fans waiting with baited breath.With the futures of stars Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele still uncertain, it was thought that the club did not want to risk snapping the squad in the new kit, which would leave them decidedly red-faced if any of them were to leave.However, it’s actually not unusual for the club to release training and leisure gear before unveiling the kit players will wear during the season.The ‘pre-season shirt’ is a name given by Nike, much like they do at Manchester City and other clubs whose kit they manufacture and it’s something you are likely to spot players travelling in, training in or turning up for appearances in.The new kits should be announced in the coming weeks ahead of the Roma friendly on July 25, with Spurs gearing up for their Premier League opener at St James’ Park against Newcastle United on August 11.Spurs fans are already facing a delay to their new stadium move, with three away games in the first four and their only home game being moved to Wembley, before finally running out at the new White Hart Lane on September 15 against Liverpool. who plays? Looking good @LucasMoura7 ! Let’s see you in the proper kit next season.— Nick Gray (@9MusicReview) June 13, 2018 smart causal last_img read more

Luka Modric wins the World Cup Golden Ball as best player at tournament

first_img 2 Modric played a key role as Croatia’s star player, dragging his country to the first World Cup final in their history, however was not overjoyed to receive the award having just lost to France.He scored twice in the tournament, as well as netting in two penalty shoot-outs.The award is given to the player deemed to have performed the best out of all 736 at the World Cup.A shortlist was drawn up by FIFA’s ‘technical committee’ and the winner decided by a vote of media representatives.FIFA have always named a ‘Best Player’ at each tournament, however the ‘Golden Ball’ itself only came into existence in 1982.The most recent previous winners have been Lionel Messi (2014), Diego Forlan (2010) and Zinedine Zidane (2006).Modric joins Thibaut Courtois, who won the Golden Glove, and Harry Kane, who finished top scorer and claimed the Golden Boot, as the three main award winners for the 2018 World Cup. The 32-year-old couldn’t hide his disappointment from World Cup final defeat when presented with the award 2center_img Luka Modric has won the 2018 World Cup Golden Ball award and been declared the best player of the entire tournament.Eden Hazard won the silver ball (second best) and Antoine Griezmann took the bronze ball (third best). Messi was far from delighted to claim the prize in 2014, just after losing in the World Cup finallast_img read more

Isma Kawawulo first half strike sinks Proline

first_img Tags: Abby KikomekoBusoga United FCIsma Kawawulomatia luleproline fcUganda Premier League Action between Proline FC and Busoga United on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League Proline FC 0-1 Busoga United StarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 08-10-2019LUGOGO – Isma Kawawulo scored the only goal of the day as Busoga United defeated Proline 1-0 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Tuesday.The defender rose highest to node in the winner after 34 minutes following Proline’s inability to deal with a Joel Madondo corner.The win elevates Abby Kikomeko’s side into 5th on the standings with 10 points.For Proline, they remain bottom of the pile with no points gathered so far.It was a bad day at office for Matia Lule’s side as nothing seemed to go their way.For Express FC and Vipers SC striker Alfred Leku came the closest to scoring for Proline but could not tap into an empty net.Edrisa Lubega who was returning to the team after he was deemed ineligible to feature in the loss at Vipers on Saturday, had an effort rattle the cross bar.Busoga were by far the better side on the day and could have walked away with a better score-line but Dan Ssewava saw a goal-bound effort pushed to safety by Bashir Sekagya.In their first 8 games, Busoga have now beaten BUL FC, Bright Stars and Proline. They have also lost to Tooro United, KCCA FC, Onduparaka and Mbarara City while also drawing with SC their next fixture, Proline are away to Wakiso Giants while Busoga host Police FC.How both teams startedProline FCSekagya Bashir (GK), James Begesa, Mukisa Yusuf, Bernard Muwanga, Mujuzi Mustafa, Wamannah Ibrahim, Kakoza Mahad, Bunjo Noordin, Lubega Edrisa, Hakim Kiwanuka, Leku AlfredBusoga UnitedOmedwa Rogers (GK), Mukobe Umar, Isma Kawawulo, Otwau Abubaker, Muganga Douglas, Magero Franco Balabala, Kasonko George, Sewava Dan, Madondo Joel, Zirintusa Boban, Wani IvanThe other games played on Tuesday -BUL FC 3-0 KCCA FC-Bright Stars 0-0 Tooro United-Onduparaka FC 1-2 URA FC-Kyetume FC 0-1 Express FCComments last_img read more