Tardelli defends Trapattoni

first_img Trapattoni, Tardelli and their players flew out to Vienna on Sunday afternoon still hoping they can resurrect their World Cup dream. However, they did so with the nation having all but accepted that the green jerseys which added such colour to the Euro 2012 finals in Poland will not be seen in Brazil. Many of those who packed into the Aviva Stadium for the Sweden game made their feelings abundantly clear as the final whistle brought an end to a damaging 2-1 defeat. However, Tardelli said: “The team plays to win always – sometimes it happens, sometimes not. “The Irish fans must be very proud of this team because when this team is on the pitch, they try to do their best.” For their part, the management team has not given up hope and Tardelli was adamant that the players have not either. He said: “Why not? Why not? The players are very proud to play for the Irish team and we need to go to Austria and win. That’s normal for a good team and we are a good team. “I was a player many years ago and whether I played against Cameroon or against Brazil, I hoped always. It’s the same here. “I think it’s possible to win against Austria and we will do everything we can.” Ireland will have to perform significantly better than they did against the Swedes for all but the opening half-hour if they are to return with the points and an outside chance of snatching second place in Group C. Trapattoni will be forced to make at least one change – midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out with a hamstring injury – but the prospect of an all-out assault seems remote. Asked if Ireland needed to adopt a more attacking approach at the Ernst Happel Stadion after failing to create a single chance of note in the second half against Sweden, Tardelli said: “More? “We played against Sweden with three strikers – (Jon) Walters, Robbie Keane and Shane Long – and (James) McClean is not a defensive player. “I think three strikers is enough for any team.” Press Association However, assistant manager Tardelli launched a staunch defence of a man who claimed in the aftermath of Friday night’s game that he and his coaches had done a “very, very great job”. He said: “One year ago, the people who are criticising Giovanni now were very happy with Giovanni. “Football is so. We haven’t a problem because we understand that our job has been very strong. For me, it is very positive.” Tardelli is hugely protective of a manager under whom he played at Juventus and often attends Trapattoni’s post-match press conferences, frequently interjecting over questions to which he objects. Asked if the tide of criticism which has engulfed his mentor in the last 48 hours angered him, he replied: “I played for many years and I have been a coach for many years and for me, everything now is nothing because I know our job, I know your job. “You need to ask very hard questions for the newspapers and for the TV. It’s normal, it’s life. No problem. “We came here nearly six years ago and now, we feel very well also for another two years. “But I don’t know if that will happen or not. The FAI (Football Association of Ireland) know what they will do.” The 74-year-old Italian woke on Sunday morning to newspaper headlines speculating over his successor – former Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is the bookmakers’ favourite – in the wake of Friday night’s World Cup qualifier defeat by Sweden, which left Ireland’s hopes of making it to Brazil next summer hanging by a thread. Trapattoni’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the campaign and after a turbulent 11 months, there is little appetite to retain the services of a man whose methods and dwindling results have attracted vociferous criticism. Marco Tardelli has insisted Giovanni Trapattoni would happily extend his stay as Ireland boss if given the opportunity.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgBaylor, at 23-and-1, held onto the top spot in the latest AP poll. The Jayhawks last night beat Iowa State, 91-to-71.Other highly-ranked teams in action tonight include number-five Dayton at VCU, seventh-ranked Maryland meeting Northwestern, and number-eight Florida State against Pittsburgh. Penn State, ranked ninth, meets Illinois, while number-ten Kentucky is at LSU.NHL-SCHEDULEPenguins host Maple LeafsPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, who are now within one point of first-place Washington in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, look to stay on the winning track tonight as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. Judge doesn’t take batting practiceTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge did not hit or throw during the team’s first full squad workout because of what the team said was a minor right shoulder issue.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the problem is not considered serious and that Judge could start to ramp up activities in a couple days. Judge is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.  Judge had been taking part in early workouts at the Yankees’ minor league complex and experienced some soreness in the last couple weeks. He shut down from hitting about a week ago.NFL-SAINTS-BREES — The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed starting left tackle D.J. Humphries to a three-year contract that keeps him with the team through the 2022 season. The 26-year-old Humphries started all 16 games at left tackle last season, anchoring an offensive line that protects franchise quarterback Kyler Murray, who was the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft. The Cardinals finished 5-10-1 last season but the offense showed considerable improvement under Murray, first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury and a reliable offensive line.TRUMP-DEBARTOLOTrump pardons former 49ers ownerWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal.DeBartolo Jr. built the San Francisco 49ers’ 1980s-1990s dynasty. He was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license. The White House announced the surprise decision to reporters on Tuesday.NFL great Jerry Rice played on three of DeBartolo’s Super Bowl-winning teams and says DeBartolo “was like that 12th man” of the great 49ers teams.CHINA OUTBREAK-DAVIS CUPCoronavirus forces Davis Cup forfeitLONDON (AP) — China has forfeited a Davis Cup tie because its men’s tennis team cannot travel to Romania next month. The Nashville Predators, riding their first three-game winning streak since October, host Carolina as the Predators try to fight their way into the playoff picture.The Buffalo Sabres, winners of three straight, skate at Ottawa.The St. Louis Blues are trying to snap a four-game losing streak as they host the New Jersey Devils. The Blues still lead both the Central Division and the West.Other NHL action tonight finds Columbus at Philadelphia, the Canadiens in Detroit, and Los Angeles at Winnipeg.NHL-CAPITALS-SHARKS TRADE February 18, 2020 Capital acquire Dillon from SharksARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon in a trade with the San Jose Sharks.Washington sent a 2020 second-round pick and conditional 201 third-round pick to San Jose for the pending unrestricted free agent. The second-round pick originally belonged to Colorado. The Sharks are keeping half of Dillon’s salary and cap hit to facilitate the move.Dillon gives the Capitals another veteran on the blue line as they try to make another Stanley Cup run. The 20-year-old is a left-handed shooter who has averaged just under 20 minutes of ice time per game this season.MLB-YANKEES-JUDGEcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEBaylor at OklahomaNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Ahead of this weekend’s big matchup against number-three Kansas, top-ranked Baylor visits Oklahoma tonight. Brees plans to be back with Saints next seasonNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees says he intends to play for the New Orleans Saints again next season. The 41-year-old Brees announced his intention to “make another run at it” in what would be his 20th NFL season in a social media post on Tuesday.Brees is the NFL’s all-time leader in completions with 6,867 as well as yards passing with 77,416 and touchdowns with 547.  Brees was productive and led the Saints to the playoffs last season despite missing five games with a throwing hand injury. He completed 74.3% of his passes with 27 touchdowns and only four interceptions.In other NFL news:— Punter Ryan Allen and kicker Younghoe Koo are set to return to the Atlanta Falcons next season. Allen and Koo each joined the Falcons midway through the 2019 season and performed well enough to earn new deals. Each has signed one-year contract extensions for the 2020 season. Allen averaged 41.9 yards on 28 punts in the final eight games of the season. Allen has logged seven NFL seasons, including six with the New England Patriots. Koo was good on 23 of 26 field goals. He led the NFL with 84 points in the final eight games of the regular season. Update on the latest in sports: The International Tennis Federation cited “increased restrictions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak” for the decision.The death toll in mainland China due to the virus named COVID-19 had risen to almost 1,900 on Tuesday, with more than 72,000 confirmed cases.The outbreak has caused numerous sports events in China to be cancelled, postponed, or moved, and has affected the ability of Chinese teams to travel for competition. Associated Press last_img read more

Hero CPL 2017 launches with eye-catching Draft

first_img… Five Guyanese in Guyana Amazon Warriors 2017 squadTHE fifth instalment of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was launched in spectacular fashion in Barbados yesterday morning, as the Player Draft concluded with some eye-catching movement across all six franchises.Five Guyanese were named among an array of international and regional stars for the Guyana Amazon Warriors Franchise.Sohail TanvirGuyanese duo, batsman Gajanand Singh and fast bowler Keon Joseph, are among the six newcomers, while the other three Guyanese are Veerasammy Permaul, Assad Fudadin and Steven Jacobs.The other four newcomers announced by the franchise are Jamaican wicketkeeper/batsman Chadwick Walton, Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan, ICC Americas opener Steven Taylor and Barbados all-rounder Roshon Primus.The Guyana Amazon Warriors have been one of the most consistent sides since the tournament’s inception in 2013 and that is reflected in the retention of a number of stalwarts including Black Caps opener Martin Guptill, in-form Australian batsman Chris Lynn and Pakistan’s towering left-armer Sohail Tanvir who was one of the most consistent performers in 2016 with bat and ball.In addition, the squad will include West Indies duo, Rayad Emrit and Jason Mohammed, as well as exciting batsman Shimron Hetmyer who led the West Indies to the Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup title last year.Martin GuptillThis year, each squad’s Player budget is US$750 000. In addition to an unlimited group of retained players, once more there is a guaranteed roster spot for a Young West Indies emerging player as well as a representative from the ICC Americas, which ties in with one of the Hero CPL’s mandates of providing opportunities for young players across the Caribbean and North America.Though each team was permitted to retain the core of their squad this year, it still allowed for some eye-catching transfers.Amongst some of the notable acquisitions are Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting who has been recruited by St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, while West Indies ICC World T20 winner Marlon Samuels has joined the St Lucia Stars.Samuels was not the only high-profile Caribbean capture, with the Jamaica Tallawahs signing up batsman Lendl Simmons. Chadwick Walton has made the move, meanwhile, to Guyana Amazon Warriors and looks set to be a strong addition to their batting line-up.For the first time ever, there will be an Afghanistan presence in the Hero CPL, with Mohammad Nabi (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots) and Rashid Khan (Guyana Amazon Warriors) being snapped up.Keon JosephBarbados Tridents also supplemented their bowling attack with the signing of Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz.In addition to the high-profile acquisition of New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, coupled with the return of Dwayne Smith following his transfer from Guyana Amazon Warriors, the Tridents retained Pakistan’s Shaoib Malik and South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell in their bid to win the coveted title they last won in 2014.Kieron Pollard will lead an exciting team which includes wicketkeeper/batsman Nicholas Pooran, who impressed following his comeback from a long injury lay-off. He joins the likes of Ravi Rampaul and emerging West Indies player Shamar Springer for the forthcoming campaign.It will be a case of opportunity knocking for reigning champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs, who will be aiming for their third Hero CPL title.Rovman Powell was a standout player last year and the exuberance of youth will be balanced by a hat-trick of Asian talent in Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistan’s Imad Wasim who have all been retained. USA international bowler Timroy Allen has also been retained as the ICC Americas representative.St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots completed one of the most eye-catching transfers in the close season by acquiring the services of two-time champion Chris Gayle, and the powerful left-hander will join ‘marquee’ overseas signing Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris and his international colleague Tabraiz Shamsi in the Patriots squad.Gajanand SinghA string of local Caribbean talent will include influential leg-spinner Samuel Badree, Jonathan Carter, Kieran Powell and promising fast bowler Alzarri Joseph for what will be ICC World T20 winning coach Phil Simmons’ first season in charge of the ambitious Patriots.Carlos Brathwaite has been retained as a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) ‘Free’ Player, who are players either contracted to the WICB, or, likely to be selected by the WICB for international duty.St Lucia Stars will once again be led by charismatic leader Darren Sammy and they will welcome back South African batsman David Miller and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson to the fold.Recently re-named and under new ownership, the Stars will also welcome Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga for a squad brimming with quality. Local favourite Johnson Charles was a strong performer at the top of the order last year and he will line up once more alongside the likes of Andre Fletcher, Shane Shillingford and Jerome Taylor.2015 champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have opted to retain all but three of last year’s squad and will once more by led by Dwayne ‘DJ’ Bravo. TKR will look to the guile of Sunil Narine while Darren Bravo will firm up a batting line-up which includes ‘marquee’ player Brendon McCullum, who will be joined again by fellow Black Cap Colin Munro. South Africa’s Hashim Amla also returns to the panel who will be coached by Australian Simon Katich.2017 HERO CPL SQUADS:BARBADOS TRIDENTS: Kieron Pollard, Kane Williamson*, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Nicholas Pooran, Wayne Parnell, Ravi Rampaul, Wahab Riaz, Raymond Reifer, Christopher Barnwell, Imran Khan, Damian Jacobs, Akeal Hosein, Ryan Wiggins, Tino Best, Shamar Springer (Young W.I.), Akeem Dolton (ICC Americas)GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS: Sohail Tanvir, Martin Guptill*, Chadwick Walton, Chris Lynn, Rayad Emrit, Rashid Khan, Jason Mohammed, Steven Taylor, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshan Primus, Gajanand Singh, Assad Fudadin, Keon Joseph, Steven Jacobs, Steven Ketwaroo, Shimron Hetmeyer (Young W.I.), Muhammad Ali Khan (ICC Americas)JAMAICA TALLAWAHS: Lendl Simmons, Kumar Sangakkara*, Shakib Al Hasan, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Sami, Rovman Powell, Gidron Pope, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathurin, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Foo, Kennar Lewis, Andre McCarthy, Odean Smith, O’Shane Thomas (Young W.I.), Timroy Allen (ICC Americas)ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS: Chris Gayle, Chris Morris*, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nabi, Evin Lewis, Samuel Badree, Jonathan Carter, Tabraiz Shamsi, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Sheldon Cotterell, Kieran Powell, Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, Jeremiah Louis, Alzarri Joseph (Young W.I.), Nikhil Dutta (ICC Americas), Carlos Brathwaite (WICB ‘Free’)ST LUCIA STARS: David Miller, Lasith Malinga*, Shane Watson, Daren Sammy, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Kamran Akmal, Rakheem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Shane Shillingford, Eddie Leie, Keddy Lesporis, Sunil Ambris, Obed McCoy (Young W.I.), Timal Patel (ICC Americas)TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS: Dwayne Bravo, Brendon McCullum*, Sunil Narine, Hashim Amla, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Khary Pierre, Ronsford Beaton, Javon Searles, Nikita Miller, William Perkins, Kevon Cooper, Brad Hogg, Anderson Phillip (Young W.I.), Hamza Tariq (ICC Americas)last_img read more

Annenberg U.S.-China Institute hosts discussion on climate change

first_imgFinamore, the senior strategic director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council, led the panel, which focused on  China’s role in fighting against climate change. The event was held at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Xinruihe Wang, a freshman majoring in communication, said she was shocked to learn all the things China has done to fight climate change. She said China, which has the world’s second largest economy and the world’s largest emitter of carbon gas, is leading a global clean energy revolution. “It’s very clear that every country, every city, every state, every province, every investor, every business, every person needs to jump into the battle, step up their level of ambition and accelerate their effort,” Finamore said. “China has [been] doing more than anybody else to move this new technology a lot,” Finamore said. “I never saw the vehicle industry move so fast. Within weeks, every major automaker had announced new investments, new production facilities, new modelized electric vehicles.” Finamore said that only requiring people to stop burning coal without offering detailed planning is not an effective policy, so NRDC focuses on four provinces in China to help them implement the clean energy locally. “As a Chinese [person], I never paid close attention to this kind of issue, and it’s pretty interesting to hear [Finamore saying] that China actually plays a really important role in saving the planet,” Wang said. “I’m really proud of that.” “China was widely blamed for the failure of the global community to reach a comprehensive climate treaty,” Finamore said. “Yet only a few years later, China was instrumental, along with the United States, in building the momentum of the Paris Agreement.” “It was like living in an airport smoking lounge [when] living in Beijing,” Finamore said. “The public concern soured, and the government realized that something had to be done. So by the end of that year, it had invested $1.7 trillion in air pollution control.” According to Finamore, when China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, its coal-related emissions began to increase dramatically. In 2006, China became the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide. However, China’s coal emissions started to decrease in 2010 when the government realized that industrial exports with high coal emission came at the expense of citizens’ lives, she said. “A little more than 10 years ago, China was already the leading exporter of solar panels, and today nine out of 10 of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world are Chinese,” Finamore said. “By next year, China will have the four times the solar energy capacity of the United States.” Finamore said that at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, developed countries were tasked with the majority of the responsibility in addressing climate change. But since then, China — considered a developing country — has gradually led the worldwide fight against climate change.center_img “The type of project that China funds is going to play a really important role in determining whether these recipient countries will make their Paris agreements,” Finamore said. “China, in fact, is financing more renewable energy in these countries than anyone else.” Finamore said China took advantage of the opportunity to harness renewable energy in the fight against climate change, and in 2013, China became the world’s largest investor in renewable energy. Environmental expert Barbara Finamore, who has spent nearly 40 years working with global climate policies, spoke about China’s efforts to combat climate change at the Geoffrey Cowan Forum Thursday. (Shaylee Navarro/Daily Trojan) Chengcheng Mei, a first-year graduate student majoring in public policy, asked how students and NGOs like NRDC can make up for the lack of policy analysts and bring attention to policy making. From severe wildfires to rising sea levels, climate change is increasingly impacting the daily lives of people around the world, environmental expert Barbara Finamore told a crowd of about 40 Thursday during an event led by the U.S.-China Institute. Finamore also discussed the importance of China’s role in the electric vehicle market. She said China owns 40% of the world’s electric vehicles and 99% of the world’s electric buses. Finamore has spent nearly 40 years working with environmental policies. She is the founder of NRDC’s China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an international non-governmental organizations. She is also the co-founder and president of the China-U.S. Energy Innovation Alliance. Finamore said the NRDC in Beijing has tried to propose mandatory cuts on coal consumption, along with 20 other Chinese institutions. She emphasized the importance of cooperation in the fight against climate change. Finamore said China has also tried to develop green finance — the use of financial instruments to incentivize green initiatives — through Belt and Road Initiative, which was proposed in 2013 by President Xi Jinping. The initiative aims to connect finance and transportation among 70 countries, which comprise 60% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. She also spoke about China’s contributions to the goals listed in the 2015 Paris Agreement for mitigating the effects of climate change as an example.last_img read more

Abuja Glows for 2016 Players’ Awards

first_imgIn a press statement in Lagos yesterday, Globacom said that “the Glo-CAF Awards 2016 will parade top football celebrities as well as top government officials from Nigeria, the African continent and the rest of the world.”Globacom stated further that the awards gala would also congregate African football legends, including the new African Footballer of the Year and winners in 12 other categories.The categories include African Player of The Year (Based in Africa), National Team of The Year, Club of The Year, and Coach of The Year.Other categories are Women’s National Team of The Year, Women’s Footballer of The Year, Most Promising Talent, Referee of The Year, Legend of The year, Fair Play Award, Platinum Award – Single nominee, and Africa Finest XI.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a winger with Borrussia Dortmund FC in Germany, is the current African champion, while Mbwana Ally Samatta of Tanzania is the African Player of the Year, Based in Africa.The 2016 Gala event of the Glo-CAF Awards will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.The Confederation of African Football recently released the list of top 5 contenders for the 2016 African Footballer of the Year and five nominees for Africa Footballer of the Year (Africa-based).Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, hosted the inaugural edition of Glo-CAF Awards in 2005 followed by Accra, Ghana, in 2006. Lome, Togo, hosted the 2007 edition, while the event was held in Lagos, Nigeria, for the first time in 2008 before it moved back to Accra in 2009. Cairo, the capital of Egypt hosted the 2010 edition.The event was held back-to-back in Accra, Ghana between 2011 and 2012, while Lagos hosted the 2013 and 2014 editions. Abuja hosted the 2015 edition and will also host the 2016 edition, back to back.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Excitement is gradually building up in the city of Abuja as the city prepares to host the biggest sports award ceremony spectacle in Africa at the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards which incidentally is the Silver Jubilee edition.Following the announcement by the Confederation of African Football of the choice of Abuja as the host city in October this year, sponsor and organiser of the event, Globacom, has assured stakeholders that the company, in conjunction with CAF, will stage a memorable Awards gala in the FCT which is hosting the Awards for the third time since Glo took over the sponsorship in 2005.last_img read more

NBC Excites Fans at 2019 Boat Racing Championship

first_imgSpeaking shortly after the end of the competition, the National Marketing Director, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, Mr. Patrick Tyler revealed that the decision to support the competition is in line with the company’s commitment to promote a healthy lifestyle among consumers.“As a company, we seek to improve wellbeing in our local communities by focusing on strategic areas including water and environmental protection, sport and physical activity, as well as women and youth development. Over the years, NBC has been consistent in its support of many sporting activities. This is the seventh edition of the Coca-Cola Regatta Yacht Club in Lagos. We support this event as a means of showcasing how boat racing can be a fun component of an active and healthy lifestyle”, he said.Tyler assured that the company would continue to support the Lagos Yacht Club, and other sporting platforms, which according to him would enhance sports development in the country.In his remarks, Vice-Commodore, Lagos Yacht Club, Julian Hardy commended the management of Nigerian Bottling Company Limited as well as Coca-Cola Nigeria for their unwavering support in making this year’s edition a success. Hardy noted that the commitment of the company towards the 2019 edition of the competition was responsible for the increase in the level of participants, adding that Nigerians are becoming more aware about the sport and excited over the competition. “It is wonderful to have the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) back here because this is the seventh year they have been supporting the event”, he noted.Also speaking during the competition, winner in the Hobie Class category, David Kruyt, expressed appreciation to the Coca-Cola system for offering the platform to promote healthy living among participants.Some of the participants who won prizes at this year edition of the competition include: Joint 1st prize winners for the Hobie Class Category; Elena Costello and David Kruyt; Joint 1st prize winners for the Lightning Class Category, Michael Barnes and Lanre Mabawonku; and 1st prize winner, Combined Monohull Class Category, Bernard Raubenheimer. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It was all fun as boat race lovers in Lagos were treated to an exciting experience at the seventh edition of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) sponsored Lagos Yacht Club Annual Boat Racing Competition which held penultimate Saturday, at the Lagos Yacht Club, Onikan, Lagos.last_img read more

David and Linda Pottier celebrating 50 years of marriage

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Fifty years of wedded bliss…who’d a thunk?  Many couples ask for card showers or “paaartays” but we’d like to test technology. We can’t think of a better gift than receiving prayers, well wishes, funny anecdotes, secrets of a long and happy marriage or just quick shout-out from those who have touched our lives. 2014….Our Year to CELEBRATE!!!!! While KIS (keeping it simple…pretty much the way we have the past 50 years). Send wishes to: David and Linda  dpottier@sbcglobal.net                     Âlast_img read more

City Officials Ask PBC Mayor for CARES Act Reimbursements

first_imgLeaders from several municipalities sent sent a letter Wednesday to the mayor of Palm Beach County, in an effort to recoup costs spent so far this year battling the coronavirus.The group who signed the letter includes officials from various positions from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter and West Palm Beach. The letter explains that on June 10, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida counties that have already received payment from the U.S. Treasury should provide funds to their municipalities “on a reimbursement basis for expenditures eligible under the CARES Act.”The CARES Act is a $2 trillion economic relief package that was passed by Congress in March. A portion of that money established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was designed to help state and local governments.In May, Palm Beach County officials said they were given $261 million in funds related to the CARES Act.Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson states in the letter to Mayor Dave Kerner that Palm Beach County has “already received direct payment from the U.S. Department of Treasury…” and the county “should be reimbursing municipalities for their eligible expenditures.”In the letter, Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson said his city spent more than $2 million on supplies and personal protective equipment related to COVID-19.Thomson said “we have not received any indication as to when Palm Beach County will be issuing these critical reimbursements” and “how such reimbursements will be processed.”In addition, the letter was signed by Democratic U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel and Alcee Hastings.last_img read more

Bayern Munich ponders what to do with Thiago Alcántara

first_imgThiago is living a true resurrection as a footballer. His start of this new year 2020 is being a dream, with three goals scored in three games and performances that remember to his few, but not forgotten great nights at FC Barcelona and Bayern. It seems that Hansi Flick has managed to hit the key which has ended up causing an improvement of the Spanish midfielder in all facets of his performance that, at the same time, puts the German champion before a serious problem for next summer. Now more than ever, what to do with the leader of the medulla next to Joshua Kimmich.The reason is the contractual situation of Thiago. His agreement with the Allianz Arena as a whole expires in 2021, so the muniqueses mandamases must agree on the road map with the Hispanic-Brazilian player. On the one hand, the option to extend your contract is presented, which would lead to a significant salary increase that would place the Spanish international among the highest paid in Bayern. There is talk of 15 kilos per year. The other option would be to sell you and enter a significant amount to make use of it in a summer market that seems to be relatively expensive from a Bavarian point of view. Kai Havertz, one of the most sought-after pearls in the Bundesliga for which Bayer Leverkusen asks for a figure higher than one hundred million, and Leroy SanéGerman international Manchester City that will not go out for less, are the priorities of Bayern. Yes, Thiago’s moment on the grass can cause a change in Bayern’s thoughts. Thiago is very loved by the Allianz fans and is at his best since he landed in Munich just over six years ago, but what he wants will also have to be taken into account. According to numerous media, a march is planned at the end of the season. Everything is possible today.last_img read more