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Eriksen ‘always happy’ at Spurs despite transfer talk, claims Poch

first_imgSpurs set to swap wantaway Christian Eriksen for Dybala in stunning January transfer CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is “happy” at Spurs despite failing to secure a summer transfer out of North London.The Danish international rocked last season’s Champions League finalists by declaring his desire for a “new challenge” in June.1 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is happy at Spurs despite failing to land a move awayCredit: ReutersThat led to intense speculation throughout the window with both Manchester United and Real Madrid keen on securing the 27-year-old attacker.A move away never materialised and Eriksen is now in the final year of his contract Tottenham, meaning he can leave on a free at the end of the season.However, despite still being at the Premier League club, his manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his playmaker is not unhappy.The Argentine said: “He never said he was not happy here – he always was.“I said before the Arsenal game that he was in the right mind – that’s why I selected him for that game and I will continue to select him.“He has always been such an important player for us and he will continue to be.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitEriksen has started twice and made two substitute appearances this season.He has only played one full game, but scored in the 2-2 draw at neighbours Arsenal before the recent international break.The ex-Ajax ace will be hoping for more action and to add to that total when Spurs entertain Crystal Palace on Saturday.last_img read more

Barça confirms its closure the next two weeks

first_img4. The Social Area has also decided to suspend its activities related to the dispute of the matches on March 22 at the Camp Nou against Leganés, such as the action of Llotja Oberta in the Estadi, the photo of children with the First team and the Barça Heroes action that presents different young members that are releasing this year’s children’s category to go out to the field of the hand of the Barça players. As for the activity of the rocks, the meeting of Aragon, La Rioja and Navarra and the 25th anniversary of the PB of Alcorisa, scheduled for Saturday, March 14 in Alcorisa (Teruel), and also the meeting of Peñas have been postponed of the Balearic Islands scheduled for the 13th, the night before the Mallorca-FC Barcelona match.5. It will also affect the programs and activities of the Foundation. The festival has been postponed to Bekaa (Lebanon) on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the program has been stopped in Lebanon in schools, several Solidarity Farmhouse actions and the campus to be held in Lloret together with the Guitart Foundation and Villavecchia Foundation and the actions of visits of players and Robot Pol to hospitals.6. The rest of the Club’s ordinary activity is maintained normally, although employees have been asked to take precautionary hygiene measures that were already communicated at the time during the Coronavirus briefing by the epidemiologist Dr. Magda Campins and the head of occupational health at FC Barcelona, ​​Dr. Jaume Padrós. The Club has also limited those considered essential to professional travel.The Club will follow the evolution of this health emergency to anticipate other possible internal and external effects, regrets the inconvenience that these actions may cause and thanks in advance the understanding, willingness and collaboration of all to face this exceptional situation. Barça issued a statement Tuesday confirming its closure the next two weeks:Given the situation generated by the transmission of the coronavirus, and with the aim of preserving the protection and integrity of its partners, peñistas, fans, athletes, visitors and employees, FC Barcelona has assumed the indications and preventive recommendations of the competent health authorities1. Consequently, for at least the next two weeks, all matches of professional, amateur and training competitions will be held behind closed doors. The Club will return to the buyers the amounts of the tickets of all those sporting events affected by this measure and the trip to Mallorca for this weekend acquired through Barça Displacements.2. The Club has also decided to cancel the Barça Academy World Cup Tournament scheduled to be held in Barcelona during Holy Week and has suspended activity at the Barça Academy in China, Japan, Dubai and Kuwait, as well as events at some Barça Academy Clinics, following the instructions of the local health authorities.3. It has also been decided to cancel the movements of training teams to tournaments and friendly matches planned to be held during the months of March and April.last_img read more

The impact of custodial sentences for possession of small amounts of marijuana

first_imgDear Editor,In the book Freakonomics, written by two economists (Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner) who dig through seemingly unrelated data, the phenomenon of rising crime statistics in the early 1990s in New York City, specifically murders by teenagers, was discussed.Despite their best efforts, the city of New York had grappled with increasing crime rates for many years. Increased penalties, tougher policing methods and other strategies failed to arrest (pun intended) the crime situation.Then circa 2000, the stats began falling, and continued falling. Nothing significant had changed that year that could explain the sudden but welcome decrease in crime.The two economists took a broader view and tried to find out what situation or circumstance was responsible for the change.Roe V. WadeIn 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States passed landmark legislation making it legal for women across the United States to legally terminate pregnancies.Harsh as it seems, the resulting effects of the legislation did not become apparent until 2000.The economists suggested that the change to allow legal termination of pregnancies resulted in hundreds, or possibly thousands, of unwanted pregnancies, many of whom would have been born into the socioeconomic conditions that foster or encourage a life of crime, simply were not born.So, by 2000, many of the persons that would have reached the age of maturity and entered the criminal networks were not there to do so. This is a harsh lesson, but a lesson nonetheless.The law in Guyana stipulates mandatory custodial sentences (3 to 5 years) for persons found with small amounts of marijuana.We have read many stories about young men and women who are now locked away in prison for 3 years or more for being in possession of a simple spliff/joint. I remember a case of a nursing mother in Albouystown who was sentenced to 3 years for possession of marijuana. In her case, the drug was not found on her, it was in the shop that she managed or owned.I can go on to list dozens of other cases, including the most recent, of the father of 3 that caught the nation’s attention. But, more than the personal impact on the mother or father or the kids that are left behind, what impact does this archaic and oppressive law have on our society?In a developing country like ours — where single parenting is already too common, and its adverse effects already well documented — what effect has this law had on families across this country?What effect has it had on the young men and women who have been imprisoned for 3 years? What rehabilitation programmes do we have to help them re-enter society as productive, contributing members thereof?I am not in possession of hard evidence, but I would be more than willing to wager that a check into the background of many bandits that terrorize us today would reveal a stint in jail for possession of marijuana.Is their life of crime in later years directly linked to their incarceration, or the difficulties they encountered thereafter?These are issues that must be thoughtfully examined by our leaders. It must be more than a taking point for 2020, it must come from a sincere place, from someone who has the foresight to see the long-term impact this law has on our youth and our society.I’m calling on all our leaders to repeal the current law of mandatory custodial sentencing for small amounts of marijuana.We must, as a society, find a better way to deal with that situation.Yours sincerely,Michael LeonardAFC Region 4 Chairmanlast_img read more

Rich, Poor Alike May Now Run for Office

first_imgThe House of Representatives has taken a decision to drop registration fees for electoral offices in Liberia, thereby opening the entire contest to either the ‘rich or poor’.Said decision means that ordinary Liberians wanting to serve their country in public offices can do so without fear of spending huge sum of money for candidate’s registration in an electoral process.Plenary took the decision Tuesday, May 20, to reduce the registration fees for elected positions after the Senate attempted to amend the Electoral Law of 2006 and at the same time increased the fees for both legislative and presidential elections.Despite Representative Acarous Gray’s motion for Reconciliation filed, the House voted 26 for, four against with three abstentions in order to set the figures at US$2,500 for presidency, US$2,000 for the vice president while the Senate and House carried US$750 and US$500 respectively.In the wisdom of the House’s Committee on Elections and Inaugurations headed by Grand Bassa County Representative Gabriel B. Smith, increasing the registration fees for any given electoral process disenfranchises popular aspirants, who have merger resources to participate in the elections.Lofa County Representative Moses Kollie motion in favor of the reduction was greeted with cheers from many of his colleagues, who felt the Senate’s changes were intended to target their opponents in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election slated for October this year.The Senate’s amendment could not get the Lower House’s concurrence because of the 600 to 700 percent increase. “The committee believed that the intent of the Senate might have been good in so far as they seek to raise fund for our electoral programs, but the committee finds the proposed figures somewhat astronomical and unbearable; given the reality of our economic situation. Moreover, if this provision were to be maintained, it would place Liberia above all democratic countries in Africa in terms of candidates’ nomination fees on the continent,” Smith said.      Meanwhile, the Government of Liberia is yet to secure the US$10.3 million needed to fund the Special Senatorial Election. The Electoral body recently announced adjustment to the electoral process due to what sources closed to the Commission believed, “is the lack of resources to conduct the election in time.”The Commission failed to conduct what is considered, cardinal and critical component of the electoral period, the Issuance of the Writ of Election.Said process gives electoral magistrates across the 15 counties the authority to move into their respective area and conduct the election. However, up to press time, the process which should have been conducted on Friday, May 9 remains uncertain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Longtime local, hospital helper Gibson dies at 101

first_img (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWhen asked what her secret was to longevity, Gibson reportedly often replied, “Don’t die!” Gibson eventually became a member of the Montebello Women’s Club and was chosen to be a part of the Foster Grandparents Group which was started by former first lady Nancy Reagan. Susan Antonisamy, volunteer coordinator for the hospital, said Gibson always will be remembered for her work in the community. “She was always dolled up in her hats and jewelry, always with a smile on her face,” Antonisamy said. “A childhood friend of hers turned 101 a few days before she did. And last year they both went to each others’ 100th birthday parties. She thought she was so blessed for that. She was a lovely, lovely lady.” Gibson died April 26, eight days after she turned 101. A funeral service was held at Rose Hills Memorial Park on May 4. MONTEBELLO – A longtime volunteer and supporter of Beverly Hospital, Rubye Gibson, has died at 101. For more than 30 years, Gibson actively supported the hospital, both in volunteer hours and financially. Gibson joined the Beverly Hospital Guild in April 1975 and later became a Beverly Hospital Heritage Circle Member – an elite group of supporters who put the hospital in their wills. Originally from Norway, Gibson came to the United States with her family to seek a better way of life. last_img read more

Burglar who stole photos of tragic crash victim jailed for a year

first_imgA burglar who stole sentimental photos from a woman who lost a loved one in a tragic car crash has been jailed for a year.William Reilly, 25, broke into the home of Bernie Breslin in Letterkenny while she was working nights. Together with two others, they went through her house and took personal items including photos and more than €2,500 worth of jewellery including an engagement ring.Reilly, a father of two, was caught on CCTV and arrested by Gardai.He appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with burglary and obstruction of Gardai.Detective Sgt Joe Kealy that the burglary at Ms Breslin’s home happened during a spate of burglaries across the Letterkenny area.In a ten week period, a total of 25 burglaries had taken place and Gardai had identified suspects.Sgt Kealy said that every effort was made by Gardai to get the sentimental items returned to Ms Breslin but they had not been returned.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client was unable to help Gardai as he did not handle the goods.However, Sgt Kealy said he did not believe that this was the case.“I think he could have got the property back,” said the detective.Solicitor Mr Gallagher said his client suffered from various addictions and that he had an issue with the Gardai.“As my father would say – “He should disengage his mouth and open his ears more,” he said.He said his past had caught up with him but he asked if he could be allowed time to come up with some form of compensation for Ms Breslin.The court heard that Reilly has 36 previous convictions for a range of offences including burglary, theft, assault and having no insurance.Judge Paul Kelly said he was imposing a custodial sentence saying “This lady cannot put a price on the items stolen.”He sentenced Reilly, of Glenard Park, Long Lane, Letterkenny, to nine months in prison for burglary and a further three months for obstructing Gardai during a search at his home.He also ordered Reilly to pay compensation of €2,500 to Ms Breslin and allowed him 12 months to pay.Burglar who stole photos of tragic crash victim jailed for a year was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarycrashdonegalGardailetterkennyphotosringsWilliam Reillylast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL LADIES GAA are holding trials this Sunday for the county Under-14 squad.The trials start at 2pm with girls asked to arrive 15 minutes before they start.So if you fancy following in the footsteps of Geraldine McLaughlin, Termon’s superb county player, all qualifying girls are invited to attend. For further information call Dermot Foy on 086 3761036. GAA: CALLING ALL UNDER-14 GIRLS…WANT TO PLAY FOR YOUR COUNTY? was last modified: January 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe prime suspect behind the supply of drugs which Gardai suspect killed a St Johnston man has fled Donegal.Oisin Crawford who tragicallty died after taking drugs.A full investigation has been launched into the death of Oisin Crawford.Oisin, 22, died and five other people affected two weeks ago following a party. It is understood that Oisin and other pals had taken tablets from a killer batch of ecstasy.No arrests have yet been made as part of the investigation.However Donegal Daily understands that one of the suspects in the investigation has left the county.Gardai are remaining tight-lipped about their investigation. However a source revealed “Nobody has yet been formally interviewed about the case but a full investigation is ongoing.“We cannot say any more about the incident at this stage.”St Baithin’s Church in the village of St Johnston was packed to overflowing as they heard Monsignor Dan Carr plead with young people to stay away from drugs during Oisin’s funeral.“I would like to give a message today to our young people and the message is very simple – keep away from drugs,” said the priest at the end of the Mass.“Do not experiment with them; they are highly dangerous. Keep away from alcohol because alcohol is the first step towards drugs.” Monsignor Carr described how Oisin loved working with his father Seamus at the family tyre business in Raphoe.He loved stock car racing and got on with his dad more like two brothers than a father and son.The priest said he hoped the Crawford family did not feel alone at this time because of how the community in the area had come together to support them at this difficult time.Oisin was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery, the cortege led there by a lone piper – with a guard of honour from his former school Deele College lining the route. SUSPECT IN KILLER ECSTASY DEATH FLEES DONEGAL was last modified: June 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldrugsGardaiinvestigationOisin CrawfordSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Doctor still missing after two weeks

first_img Oakland police are investigating the disappearance, which has been classified as a missing-persons case. The three full-time officers assigned to the case, with help from the FBI and U.S. Marshal’s Office, have retraced Attari’s route, scanned the region with aircraft and dredged waterways, but have come up with no firm clues. “We’re continuing to follow up on any information … we’re taking it one step at a time,” said Oakland Deputy Police Chief Howard Jordan, adding he’s confident police will find out what happened to Zehra Attari. The family does not like to speculate about the possibilities, but daughter Ruby Ali said she thinks that “if it was an accident, we would have found out by now.” “It’s been very tough – these have been the worst weeks of our life, but we have to keep going with a strong hope she will come back,” said Ali, 27, a neurologist who’s completing her medical training in Sacramento. Zehra Attari’s disappearance has united Muslims throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, said Athar Tayeb, a family friend who often attends the same mosque as the Attaris. He said Shiite and Sunni Muslims, a community normally divided by religious differences, have worked together to help with the search because both immigrant communities understand the difficulties of navigating an unfamiliar legal system. “Help has come from across all lines because this hasn’t happened to anyone in the Bay Area from the southwest Asian community,” Tayeb said. Zehra Attari’s disappearance has been especially tough on present and former patients’ families, who have called to find out if they can help. “Some patients are still leaving messages at the clinic,” Attari said. “She’s a very kind person and very dedicated to what she believes in.” The family has asked anyone with information about Attari’s disappearance to call toll-free (877) 4-ATTARI (428-8274). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – Dr. Zehra Attari’s husband asked her many times to give up her pediatric medicine practice in a tough section of Oakland, but she always refused. She said her work was too important. Now, Tasadduq Attari wonders if his wife’s decision to stay has something to do with her disappearance. Attari was reported missing on Nov 7. Thought to have been carrying only petty cash and a cell phone, she has been gone for more than two weeks. “I want her to come home right away,” said a worried Tasadduq Attari, sitting in the living room of the couple’s simply decorated Silicon Valley home. “People keep on calling, people keep on looking and people keep on praying for her.” Zehra Attari, 55, left her Oakland medical office at 5 p.m. on a Monday. Office workers watched as she got into a gray 2001 Honda Accord and drove off, presumably to a medical conference in Alameda. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The diminutive doctor – who stood just 5-feet-1 – was wearing a blue turtleneck sweater, navy blue pants and black glasses. Attari never made it to the conference, where she was scheduled to discuss possible changes in health insurance plans. Her badge was left untouched at the meeting, and she was reported missing by her husband that night. Tasadduq Attari said he immediately knew something was wrong because his wife kept a routine schedule. She woke at the same time every day to make the hour-plus commute to Oakland and came home in the early evening. Every 10 days, she went to the hospital to check on patients. Her family and co-workers knew in advance about the afternoon conference she was scheduled to attend. The Attaris met in India, where Zehra was completing medical school. The couple came to the United States in 1976 when Tasadduq got his visa. He worked as an engineer while she built her medical practice. Together, they raised two daughters, 20-year-old Huma and 27-year-old Ruby Ali. Now Tasadduq Attari, 60, a seemingly stoic man who speaks in short, direct sentences, stays busy making posters and fliers with his wife’s image. He waits apprehensively for a break in the case. last_img read more


first_imgMET Eireann has issued an ORANGE weather warning from midnight tonight until noon tomorrow.Gales bringing wind gusts of up to 120km/hr will hit Donegal in the early hours of the morning.The winds have the potential to bring down power lines and trees. A Met Eireann spokesman: “This category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas.“The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.”The storm will bring high winds, driving rain and snow at higher levels.It is expected to subside late on Thursday with a return to calmer conditions on Friday afternoon. Here’s our earlier article from this morning: WEATHER WARNING: BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AS 120KM/HR STORM WINDS ON THE WAY was last modified: December 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal weather warninglast_img read more