Six arrested by the video of Victor

first_imgThe National Police have arrested six people linked to the dissemination of the video of an intimate and sexual nature of the former coach of Málaga, Víctor Sánchez del Amo, who was removed from office by the club following those images.To the person from Puente Genil (Córdoba), who was arrested for posting the aforementioned video on Twitter, five more detainees are added, who allegedly spread the video through the WhatsApp messaging network, they have informed Efe police sources.The Cybercrime Group of the Provincial Police of Malaga carries out the investigation of the dissemination and, in addition to what is published on Twitter, they found traces of diffusion of the video through WhatsApp. The Malaga technician claims to the entity headed by the Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani to declare the dismissal void, a compensation of 600,000 euros for moral damages and readmission to his job.Sánchez del Amo was fired on January 11 by Malaga through an official statement in which he said that the dismissal of the technician was based “on disciplinary causes, in accordance with applicable regulations”. The Madrid man, who was removed from his duties four days earlier, on January 7, had previously reported to the police that he was being victim of harassment and extortion.last_img read more

Odegaard, star numbers

first_imgMartin Odegaard (21 years old) is one of the revelations of this League. It is because of the feelings he has been leaving on the field in his performances with the Royal Society, where it is assigned by Madrid; but also by numbers. The data indicate that he is, along with Messi and Luis Suarez, the most influential footballer in the League: he has participated in 24 plays that ended in a goal so far in the League, according to InStat data. He is tied with the two Barcelona players, although it is more decisive for his team, in relative terms. The 24 goals of the Real in which he has participated represent 65% of the total, while in the case of Messi and Suárez are 46% of those that Barcelona has materialized. Although it is the least frequent: it participates in goal plays 1.2 times per game; Messi, 1.4; and Suarez, 1.6. In addition, Odegaard is presented as a decisive player when it comes to getting the ball to the final meters of the field. He is the player of the championship that has sent the most shipments to the area, 189, of which 106 reached his recipient successfully, a success rate of 56%. Among the ten players who pass the most to the area, only in LaLiga, Trippier and Parejo (55% each, although with fewer shipments) approach the effectiveness of the Norwegian. It easily surpasses others like Messi (45%) or Navas (46%). Today he will have in front of the player with the best percentage of the 20 that have sent more shipments to the area: Kroos, with 59%, although with an amount significantly less than that of the Norwegian (121 in total, 71 good).center_img Another of the sections in which it stands out is in the finalization passes. This is told by InStat in two cases: a pass to the teammate in a goal position or a pass that exceeds a rival defensive line of three or more players. Odegaard has achieved it on 90 occasions, only surpassed by Messi (143) and with much advantage over the third, Jesús Navas (65). The first Real Madrid player in this regard is Benzema, with 47.As for goals and assists, the Norwegian also has an outstanding contribution: he has four goals and five assists. In this section of goal passes you can also see the first places: it is eighth, three of the leader (Messi).Such is its performance this course that InStat places as the best offensive midfielder so far this year (valued with a score index that the statistics company obtains studying minutes played, goals, assists, passes, fouls, disputes, dribbles …) Odegaard gets 309 points, being the only one that exceeds the 300 barrier. In the Top-10 there are three players with whom the faces will be seen today: Kroos (2nd, 299 points), Modric (8th, 289) and Fede Valverde (9th, 287). The next course, the four could be white.last_img read more

The controversial Steaua president orders to train again: “At home they don’t do what they should”

first_imgNow as you collect O Jogo, Becali, wants his staff to abandon confinement due to coronavirus to train in the open field, always following the WHO’s instructions: “We are not training, but we will return. The law says that you have to keep a meter away and that there cannot be more than fifty people in the same space. That means that they cannot be in the locker room, but they can exercise in the field. If we give them training plans to do at home, the players won’t do it. Are they going to do this in a twenty-square-meter apartment? “ The Romanian president is convinced that if they consult the footballers they will give the go-ahead despite the fact that the chances of contracting coronaviruses would be much higher than if they were locked up at home: “We are not going to train with the ball because it requires contact. It is only physical training. The players will understand this decision. If they greet each other, we stop and send them home. We will simply ask them if they want to train outdoors or in a house with twenty meters squares. We will abide by the law. Players will stay six meters away and eventually go home immediately. Everyone will shower at home. “Finally, Becali assured that he will help control the pandemic by having a company dedicate itself to manufacturing 5,000 protective suits and masks a day to donate to hospitals that need them: “I spoke to the largest factory in Romania and told them to stop doing what they were doing and to make non-stop masks and protective clothing. I am going to buy it and deliver it to hospitals. They will make 5,000 a day.” George Becali is the President of the Steaua of Bucharest, and out of Romania He is best known for his controversial statements, such as those he made when his team was framed against the Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Europa League: “They are so bad I will cut my head if they mark us”.last_img read more

American Delegation to Empower Women

first_imgTwo members of the delegation: are (l-r) Mrs. Amber Parker and Brian Mullins.  …Partner with Petals of Hope International Girls AcademyA ten-member visiting American delegation is in the country to help build the capacity of girl children attending the Petals of Hope International Girls Academy (PHIGA) located in Schiefflin Community, Lower Margibi County.The delegation is currently working with the vision bearers of PHIGA, Madam Elizabeth Weedor (proprietor), to set up a clinic that will cater to the health needs of the students and make available pipe-borne water at the institution’s facilities for use by both students and community residents. The institution, according to a member of the delegation, has already begun the task of providing quality education for girls in that part of the country.Two members of the delegation, who spoke to the Daily Observer, said they are passionate about helping girl children to develop their full potential.Amber Parker, a member of the delegation, said: “As a woman, hearing about girls who do not have the opportunity to attain education and who do not also know their value breaks my heart.”Elizabeth Weedor, Head of PHIGA.Amber said that education brings dignity and opportunity to those who acquire it to the full, and also provides for anyone, including women, to make sound decisions as well as to know their value and purpose in life.Brian Mullins, another member of the delegation, said other members comprise technicians, who are schooled in different fields, but were in the country to build the capacity of the institution.Already, according to Mullins, members of the delegation on Tuesday, November 6, started working on several initiatives, including medical outreach that treated “free of charge” hundreds of sick people from various communities.Some members of the delegation, who are educators, provided in-service training for instructional staff of the PHIGA all-girls school.For Mrs. Weedor, the school focuses on girls’ education because of difficulties women encountered in pursuit of education.She said her institution was founded with the hope of providing a space for girls to grow and have a life that will be sustainable.Weedor noted that in a society where girls are not given the opportunity for education, they always lag behind in a rather vulnerable state; therefore, she wants privileged Liberians to return home and contribute their quota to national development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police “ought not” to have entered Parliament – Top cop

first_img…says chambers still safe…despite “Santa”, singing woman breachesDays after approximately one dozen ranks of the Guyana Police Force had barged into the Parliament Chambers to remove Opposition Parliamentarian Juan Edghill, acting Police Commission David Ramnarine has stated that the ranks “ought not” to have been in the Chambers.In a statement on the recent events at Parliament, which has raised securityThe woman who invaded the National Assembly dressed as Santaconcerns among Parliamentarians, the acting Top Cop assured that security around the Public Buildings remains intact.In an attempt to physically remove Edghill from the Parliament Chambers, several of his colleague Opposition MPs were assaulted by the Policemen. A huge scuffle subsequently ensued between the ranks and the Opposition Parliamentarians, during which a few of the latter, including former Education and Human Services Minister Priya Manickchand, were punched and manhandled by male officers. Other female MPs were also manhandled.The ranks were then removed from the Chambers and, to date, it is unclear who had summoned the members of the GPF into the Chambers. Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, during a press conference on MondayThe undercover cops in the National Assembly on Wednesdayevening, denied calling in the police to remove the Opposition Parliamentarian.Moreover, the acting Top Cop has posited that while the presence of the Police ranks in the Chambers should not have happened, important lessons have been learnt from the incident.“(The) Police’s presence in the Chambers of Parliament, which ought not to have occurred, but it did, and important lessons have been learnt from such an unfortunate situation,” he noted.Ramnarine went onto say, “It would be good for as to contemplate that, in certainThe singing woman being escorted out of the Parliament Chambers by securitycircumstances, necessity knows no law.”Cops at media deskThis incident was followed by the presence of two plainclothes ranks sitting among journalists at the media desk in the Parliament Chambers on Wednesday. Their presence caused much anxiety not only amongst reporters, but parliamentarians as well.The acting Police Commissioner pointed out that those officers who found themselves “enjoying elite company” gave the distinct impression that the Police had not learnt anything from the previous incident, whereby a female dressed as Santa Claus invaded the Chambers while Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was making his contribution to the 2018 Budget Debates on last Friday.According to the Top Cop, the action of the two ranks further aggravated concerns of security breaches at Parliament.He said “…the two young plainclothes Policemen were not properly nor thoroughly briefed, and also did not follow the specific instructions given; for if they had, they would not have found themselves in the Chambers of Parliament.”To this end, the seniors of these two ranks have been “admonished and reprimanded,” Ramnarine said.Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, had told reporters on Wednesday that permission was given to have two undercover officers from the Special Branch along with two uniformed female officers in the public gallery at every Sitting of the House. However, he noted that in addition to the officers not being permitted to sit at the press table, they were also improperly attired.Santa invasionMeanwhile, in regard to the Santa invasion incident, Ramnarine opined that it was nothing “more than just a prank”. He explained that the incident could not have been a security breach when enquires have found that the woman’s entry, regardless in whatever shape or form, was authorised.It was reported that the female is the personal assistant of a Government Minister.Singing womanFurthermore, the acting Top Cop asserted that Thursday’s incident, in which an attendee in the Chamber began singing immediately after the House Speaker announced the lunch break, was really nothing near a security breach, since the woman in question was permitted to enter the Public Viewing Gallery by security officials of Parliament Office Security.The woman, who gave her name as Natalie McLennan, was seated in the Parliamentary Chambers behind the Government Ministers. After Speaker Dr Barton Scotland had ended the morning’s session of consideration of the budget estimates, the woman started to sing “God is watching us”. She was immediately escorted out of the Chambers by security. The echo of her voice could be heard as she continued to sing the said song while being escorted out.Nevertheless, Ramnarine said the Police Force, in collaboration with Senior colleagues in Sister Services, has reviewed and enhanced security arrangements in and around Parliament, and is satisfied that the security of Parliament in these times is assured.However, he noted that law enforcement officials sometimes find themselves between a rock and a hard place; and in those situations, they have to contemplate, in a matter of seconds, the ‘dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t’ philosophy of preventive policing.last_img read more

Nadal reaches Toronto quarters with win over Wawrinka

first_img0Shares0000Rafael Nadal came from a mini-break down in the tiebreaker and secured victory over Stan Wawrinka on his second match point © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Vaughn RidleyTORONTO, Canada, Aug 9 – A 45-minute rain interruption did little to stop the progress of Rafael Nadal on Thursday at the Toronto Masters as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the quarter-finals.The halt in proceedings came 63 minutes into the opening set, after Wawrinka saved a Nadal set point for 5-all, with the Spaniard then holding serve for 6-5. When the weather passed, the pair returned, with Nadal wrapping up the set on his second chance.The second set was a battle as the Swiss, a three-time Grand Slam champion, fought back from an early break down, took a 2-1 lead, with the pair again trading breaks in the fifth and tenth games.Nadal came from a mini-break down in the tiebreaker and secured victory on his second match point.“It was a good match, a very positive victory for me over a tough opponent,” Nadal said.“I’m happy to see Stan playing well again. We had a good quality of tennis.“I’m very pleased, I needed a match like this. It does much for the confidence.”Nadal’s win was his 17th from 20 played against Wawrinka.Second seed Alexander Zverev, the holder, lined up a re-run of last week’s Washington semi-final as he again takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas.The Greek who turns 20 on Sunday knocked out his second seed in as many matches, stunning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.Zverev rolled over Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 in 52 minutes while never facing a break point.Tsitsipas called his knockout of Djokovic, “the best match of my career. I knew I was playing pretty good today.”The number 27 will play the first Masters 1000 quarter-final of his career.“He played very well and deserved to win without a doubt,” Djokovic said. “I just played not that great.“I didn’t return well. It wasn’t that great of a match.”Bulgarian fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov laboured for almost two and a half hours to subdue Frances Tiafoe of the United States 7-6 (7/1), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4).He next faces Wimbledon runner-up and fourth seed Kevin Anderson who defeated Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-5, 6-3 to also make the last-eight.Sixth seed Marin Cilic continued his quiet progress, beating Argentine 11th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2.Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov went down to Robin Haase, losing 7-5, 6-2, ending local interest. The Dutch winner will take on Karen Khachanov, who beat eighth seed John Isner 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/1)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Wenger will be an impossible act to follow at Arsenal, claims Dein

first_imgFormer Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein claims Arsene Wenger will be an impossible act to follow at the Gunners.The Frenchman has revolutionised the north London club, since his arrival in 1996, but has come in for criticism from some sections of the team’s fanbase for an apparent lack of ambition in recent seasons.Wenger has won three Premier League titles and five FA Cups during his time with Arsenal and Dein, the man who took him to the club, insists the 64-year-old is unique.“Arsene Wenger won’t be a difficult act to follow, he will be an impossible act to follow,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s just a one-off.“He is a very special guy.”last_img read more

Council split on pay raises in face of city financial crisis

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The real issue here is why are judges being paid so much?” said Zine, who plans to give his raise to charitable organizations in his west San Fernando Valley council district. “We have no control over this. It’s the state that decides salaries for judges that determines our pay.” Salaries paid to key Los Angeles city officials have been tied to judges’ pay since 1990 when voters approved Measure H, an ethics-reform package that prohibited elected city officials from earning money other than their city salary. At the time, the City Council decided to tie salaries to those of Municipal Court judges – $86,000 a year then – compared with council members’ pay of $62,000. The new formula stated that the controller would get 10percent more than a judge’s salary; the city attorney 20percent more; and the mayor 30 percent more. Even as Los Angeles faces severe financial problems, city officials were sharply divided Monday over whether to accept a recently announced pay raise that would boost their annual salaries to $178,000 or higher. The 4.16 percent raise, retroactive to July 1, is their fourth major salary hike in two years because of a policy that ties the pay of City Council members – as well as the mayor, city attorney and controller – to judges’ salaries. Seven council members and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Monday that they will accept the raise. But four council members, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Controller Laura Chick said they will reject the extra money. Meanwhile, Councilmen Dennis Zine and Jose Huizar said they will accept the extra money, but donate it to charities in their districts. Two council members – Bernard Parks and Greig Smith – did not return calls. But as California in recent years has sought to boost judges’ pay, city officials have also seen their salaries soar. The most recent increases approved by the state would bring Villaraigosa’s salary up by $8,283, to $232,425. Chick also is rejecting her increase of $7,855, which would boost her salary to $196,667. Delgadillo’s salary will rise $8,569, to $214,546, and council members’ salaries will rise $7,141, to $178,789. Councilman Richard Alarcon – who will accept the raise – said he believes it should not be a political issue. “I’m not going to issue some politically patronizing statement about this,” Alarcon said. “If I do a good job, the people will re-elect me, regardless of what the salary is. If I’m doing a poor job, I will be out of office. “I work very hard for my district, seven days a week, every single holiday and most nights of the week. If voters feel it is inappropriate, they will let me know. If they like the work I do, they will return me to office.” Alarcon said he has heard comparisons of Los Angeles’ officials pay to other cities, such as New York or Chicago. “But the fact is we are a much smaller council and cost less than New York City and represent far more people,” Alarcon said. The budget for the 51-member New York City Council is $34.2 million. The Los Angeles City Council budget for this year is $26.4 million. New York council members are paid about $90,000 a year, although committee chairing and other leadership stipends can add up to $20,000 more. In Chicago, 50 aldermen make about $98,000 each. Other council members who say they will accept the increase are Ed Reyes, Tony Cardenas, Tom LaBonge, Bill Rosendahl, Jan Perry and Herb Wesson. Those rejecting it outright are Wendy Greuel, Janice Hahn, Jack Weiss and Council President Eric Garcetti. Zine, who also draws an $80,000 annual pension from his years as a Los Angeles police officer, said he has made a practice of donating $25,000 a year from his own pay to organizations in his district. “This year, I’ll be able to add a little more to it,” Zine said. Aides to Huizar said the councilman and his wife will be determining which groups will receive his donations. The raise comes at an awkward time for the council as the city budget faces at least a $75 million shortfall this coming year and the council is asking voters to continue a telephone users’ tax. The council also is weighing rate increases for both water and electricity that have been proposed by the Department of Water and Power. Late last week, Chick urged the City Council to look at developing a new way of setting the salaries. While her suggestion has received some support, no one has yet come up with a specific proposal other than to say it should be determined by a group separate from the City Council. “I think the last thing we want is the City Council in charge of setting salaries,” Perry said. “I think we have to be extremely cautious about having us determine the salaries.” And that would include linking the pay raises of officials to whatever contracts are negotiated for city workers. Delgadillo, through his spokesman Nick Velasquez, said the city attorney agrees with Perry. “He believes in the current system approved by voters,” Velasquez said. “But (he) believes it may be time to look at different systems of setting salaries, so long as the council and mayor don’t set their own.” WHERE THEY STAND ACCEPTING THE RAISE: City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo; council members Ed Reyes, Tom LaBonge, Bill Rosendahl, Jan Perry, Herb Wesson, Richard Alarcon and Tony Cardenas. REJECTING THE RAISE: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Controller Laura Chick; council members Wendy Greuel, Janice Hahn, Jack Weiss and Council President Eric Garcetti. DONATING THE RAISE: Councilmen Dennis Zine, Jose Huizar. DID NOT RESPOND: Councilmen Bernard Parks, Greig Smith.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

‘Ronald Koeman could go into Arsenal tomorrow’, talkSPORT told

first_imgSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman has the ability and experience to be the next manager at Arsenal, according to Ray Wilkins.Some Gunners fans are once again calling for a change in the dugout after seeing another Premier League title charge go up in smoke under Arsene Wenger.Wenger, however, is proving stubborn and insists he will not leave the club before his contract expires, and it seems the Frenchman is likely to get his wish from his loyal club board.But angry supporters are already making their suggestions for their next manager, and Wilkins believes former Barcelona player Koeman would be a perfect fit at the Emirates Stadium when Wenger eventually leaves.The Dutchman guided the Saints to a seventh-place finish in his first season in charge and is on course for a similar result again this term.And, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, former England star and Premier League coach Wilkins said: “Ronald Koeman could go into Arsenal tomorrow.“I’ve been so impressed with him. He’s built two teams at Southampton, and he’s been mentioned for the Manchester United job in the past.“He’s done a wonderful job there.“He loves to play the younger guys as well, he gives them an opportunity to play regular first-team football“And of course he has the experience of being with some massive clubs as a player.” Could Ronald Koeman be the man to take over from Arsene Wenger at the Arsenal helm? 1last_img read more


first_imgGAA fans from across the county may just be looking forward to a long summer on the road after Jim McGuinness’ team impressed once more again today.Donegal brushed aside the challenge of Cavan in poor conditions at Breffni Park on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-8.Just under 10,000 fans travelled to Cavan for the game with many still refusing to pay €27 for a covered stand seat. Now that Donegal are on a roll with wins over both Antrim and now Cavan, fans may get behind their side when they face Tyrone in the Ulster Championship semi-final in just two weeks time.However the big talking point of today’s game was the sending off of star forward Michael Murphy after just 13 minutes for allegedly striking his marker.Despite Murphy’s dismissal, Donegal stuck to their task and were value for their 1-6 to 0-3 lead at the interval.Although this was not a vintage Donegal display, there were several individual performances which suggest McGuinness is getting the formula right. Although many may have thought his best football was behind him, Colm McFadden again put in a fine performance taking five fine points.Goals from Patrick McBrearty and Rory Kavanagh and three points from Dermot Molloy made sure Cavan were never going to get back into this game.But despite going behind to an early Cavan point, it was Donegal who made all the headway.Cavan did try to rally a little in the second half with a goal from Brennan but they never had enough in the tank to trouble Donegal who also had plenty of strength on their bench.Tyrone will be a different kettle of fish come two weeks time. But post-match interviews had one notable thread running through them – nobody within the Donegal team was talking themselves up.Others might believe the hype, but McGuinness is keeping his team’s feet firmly on the ground.EndsNO HEATWAVE BUT MCGUINNESS’ MEN TURN UP HEAT IN ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE RACE was last modified: June 13th, 2011 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)last_img read more