‘Rather watch Manchester City play than Manchester United’, says Louis van Gaal slamming ‘boring’ Jose Mourinho

first_imgLouis van Gaal, whose Manchester United F.C. side was often criciticised for being boring and lacking imagination, has attacked present manager Jose Mourinho’s team. The former manager said that he would rather watch rivals Manchester City in action.”I would rather watch City play than United,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying by the Mirror. “You need quality in a squad and it’s clear City have a better squad.”…And yet, right now, looking at United, I have to conclude Mourinho is not being criticised while it’s far more boring football.”Under Van Gaal, Manchester United finished fourth and fifth in the Premier League in 2014-15 and 2014-16 respectively along with an FA Cup triumph in 2016.Mourinho on the other hand, led Manchester United F.C. to the League Cup and Europa League in his first season in charge but the Portuguese has been accused of “parking the bus” in big games.”What United produce now is defensive football. I always played attacking football… They don’t do that now because Jose Mourinho plays so defensive.”Jose Mourinho Manchester City F.C. are on a record 14-game winning streak in the league while Manchester United, who finished sixth last season, lost 2-1 to their neighbours on Sunday to slip 11 points adrift of them in second position.Van Gaal, who was sacked the day after his FA Cup triumph, clarified that he had no personal issues with Mourinho but hit out at United CEO Ed Woodward, saying that the 46-year-old did not openly communicate with him.advertisement”I have more problems with the CEO, Ed Woodward. He never discussed anything with me — and you can talk about anything with me,” Van Gaal added.”With all my experience, I know the unwritten laws of football. A club has to prepare for the future. I can understand that and they should have approached me. Ed could talk to me but he did not.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Olympiacos Beats Panionios, 3-0

first_imgATHENS — Defending champion Olympiacos had little difficulty beating Panionios 3-0 on the opening day of the Greek league Aug. 23.Costas Fortounis opened the scoring in the 25th minute when he chested down Jimmy Durmaz’s cross and volleyed home.Andreas Bouchalakis made it 2-0 in the 72nd with a long-range drive which deflected off a Panionios defender and Mathieu Dossevi added the third with a shot from outside the area in injury time, three minutes after coming on as a substitute.Also, newly promoted AEK beat Platanias 3-0, Atromitos defeated Levadiakos 1-0, Asteras won 2-0 at Panthrakikos, Iraklis beat host Kalloni 1-0, PAOK stumbled to a scoreless home draw against Xanthi and Giannena drew 1-1 at Veria.Last season’s runner-up Panathinaikos travels to Panetolikos Aug. 24.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

APOEL vs Tottenham: Team news & TV

first_imgTottenham Hotspur APOEL vs Tottenham: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 14:25 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Heung-Min Son Tottenham Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur APOEL v Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League APOEL Mauricio Pochettino will have to deal with a squad stretched thin by absences when Spurs take on the Cypriot champions on Tuesday Tottenham will be aiming to build on their excellent start to the new Champions League season when they visit APOEL on Tuesday night.Mauricio Pochettino’s team made an outstanding start in Group H by defeating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last time out.Tottenham to win 3-0, 16/1 with dabble Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Spurs will be dealing with a number of injuries and suspensions, however, when they take on the Cypriot champions away from home this week. Game APOEL vs Tottenham Date Tuesday, September 26 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Serge Aurier TottenhamIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport ESPN and by stream via the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport ESPN BT Sport app In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on a number of Fox Sports regional channels as well as Fox Soccer Plus. It can also be watched by stream via Fox Sports Go. US TV channel Online stream Fox Soccer Plus / FS Ohio / FS South / FS Southwest / FS West / FS Tennessee / FS Arizona / FS Detroit / FS Midwest / AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh / MASN / MSG Plus Fox Sports Go SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position APOEL players Goalkeepers Gudino, Waterman Defenders Lago, Rueda, Alexandrou, Farias, Vouros, Merkis, Carlao Midfielders Vinicius, Morais, Makris, Aloneftis Forwards Pote, De Camargo, Zahid, Sallai, Antoniou APOEL will be without midfielders Lorenzo Ebecilio, George Efrem and Facundo Bertoglio for Spurs’ visit to Cyprus.Zhivko Milanov, meanwhile, is a longer-term absentee.Potential starting XI: Waterman; Vouros, Rueda, Carlao, Lago; Sallai, Vinicius, Morais, Aloneftis; De Camargo, Zahid. Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga Defenders Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Foyth, Aurier, Davies, Walker-Peters Midfielders N’Koudou, Dier, Sissoko, Winks, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe Forwards Son, Kane, Llorente Mauricio Pochettino will have very little in the way of established talent on his bench due to a number of injuries and suspensions.Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen are both banned, while Christian Eriksen is an unexpected absentee due to illness. Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are all injured.Potential starting XI: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Foyth; Aurier, Winks, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Kane, Son.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Mauricio Pochettino TottenhamTottenham are 1/3 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with APOEL priced at 15/2 and the draw available at 4/1.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets. GAME PREVIEW Harry Kane TottenhamMauricio Pochettino will be without a few key men for this match and may have to adjust his approach accordingly.If the Argentine wishes to stick with Tottenham’s usual 3-4-2-1 formation he will need 19-year-old centre-back Juan Foyth to step up to the plate in the absence of Jan Vertonghen, with the injuries to Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele meaning Eric Dier will likely be deployed in midfield.Harry Winks is another youngster who could earn a starting spot in that scenario.Alternatively, Pochettino could pair Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez in a back four and add a player further up the pitch.Fernando Llorente may be in contention to come into the team as a partner for Harry Kane in that scenario, or Georges-Kevin N’Koudou could be handed a rare start out wide.Whatever happens, Kane, Dier, Alderweireld, Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-Min will need to stand up and be counted if Spurs are to take another step towards the Champions League knockout stage.last_img read more

Shen Neng 1 Owners to Pay USD 30 Mn for GBR Damage

first_imgzoom The Australian Government has reached an AUD 39.3 million (USD 29.6 million) out of court settlement with the owners of a Chinese coal carrier that ran aground in April 2010 causing direct impact on the Great Barrier Reef.For more than six years, the China-based shipowner Shenzhen Energy Transport, and its insurer “refused to accept their responsibility” for restitution after the 225-metre long, fully laden Shen Neng 1 ran aground 100 kilometres east of Rockhampton at Douglas Shoal.“Our ongoing actions to pursue funds to clean-up the pollution sends an unambiguous signal that damage to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area is unacceptable, and that we will use every available means to pursue ship owners who are negligent in causing damage to the Reef,” Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, said.The funds, sufficient for the clean-up, will allow the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to initiate field operations to remove toxic anti-fouling paint and rubble, which will enable the restoration of the natural ecological processes of the reef.The anti-fouling paint at Douglas Shoal contains a highly toxic component known as tributyltin (TBT), which is now banned from use. The paint also contains copper and zinc.The authorities estimated that the impacts to marine life on the seafloor could potentially last for many decades if the toxic anti-fouling paint remains in place.Logistical planning for the clean-up has already begun, however due to the deep nature of Douglas Shoal and its exposure to strong tidal currents, work can only safely take place at certain times of the year. Allowing for seasonal weather, the clean-up operation will begin in mid-2017.The terms of settlement mean AUD 35 million will be paid to the Commonwealth for the cost of removing polluted rubble while a further AUD 4.3 million will be paid to cover costs incurred by the Australian Government in the immediate aftermath of the grounding.It was estimated that the grounding caused damages to an area covering 0.4 square kilometres at Douglas Shoal, of which 115,000 square metres “were severely damaged or destroyed,” the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority earlier said, adding that the incident also left toxic anti-fouling paint on the reef and on substantial areas of loose coral rubble created by the grounding.last_img read more

La province annonce les finalistes au prestigieux Prix Portia White

first_imgTrois artistes doués et respectés de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont été sélectionnés comme finalistes au Prix Portia White 2008. « Les finalistes au Prix Portia White de cette année ont tous laissé une marque importante sur les arts et la culture dans notre province, » a dit Bill Dooks, ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. « Ils représentent un niveau élevé d’excellence et d’accomplissement dont tous les Néo-Écossais peuvent être fiers. » Le lauréat du prix sera dévoilé lors du gala de la remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse, qui aura lieu à Pier 21 à Halifax, le samedi 1er novembre. Un jury de pairs formé de cinq membres du secteur des arts et de la culture a évalué les candidatures au prix. Dans le cadre du processus de sélection, ils ont retenu trois finalistes. Mary Jane Lamond est une chanteuse et ambassadrice de la culture gaélique originaire de Glendale, dans le comté d’Inverness. Elle utilise une instrumentation et des arrangements modernes qui offrent un magnifique cadre pour les traditions et chansons gaéliques de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Ses performances vocales saisissantes lui ont valu plusieurs nominations aux prix Juno et aux prix de musique de la Côte est, ainsi qu’un prix MuchMusic Global Groove. John Little est un forgeron et sculpteur originaire d’East Dover. Il est un artiste autodidacte connu pour sa passion pour le forgeage et son dévouement à l’enseignement, au mentorat et à l’évaluation des expositions au Canada et en Nouvelle-Angleterre. Des membres respectés de la communauté musicale internationale ont reconnu les sculptures de métal forgé de John aux fins de performance musicale comme des accomplissements remarquables. Walter Ostrom est un céramiste et artisan originaire de Lunenburg. Il a élevé son art au-delà de la simple compréhension de la conception des structures et de l’esthétique. Ses œuvres se retrouvent dans les pages de la première publication érudite sur les métiers d’art, le « Journal of Modern Craft », et dans les studios du Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Pendant quatre décennies, M. Ostrom a aidé les étudiants à découvrir de nouvelles façons de faire progresser et d’appliquer leur art. Le prix annuel de 25 000 $ est nommé en l’honneur de la chanteuse classique néo-écossaise Portia White. Il s’agit de l’un des prix les plus prestigieux dans le domaine des arts au Canada, et il fait la promotion de l’excellence, de l’innovation et de l’expression artistiques. Le gala de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse inclura des performances de MOCEAN Dance, du théâtre Eastern Front, de Chelsea Nisbett et de Lorri Neilen Glenn, ainsi que la présentation du Prix Grand-Pré, du Prix communautaire de reconnaissance des arts et de la culture et du Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi. Le gala et la conférence sont organisés par le Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse.last_img read more

Paul Reiser Hosts CedarsSinai Board Of Governors Gala

first_imgDistinguished philanthropists Janet and David Polak were honored Dec. 2 at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors 2014 Annual Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.Al Jarreau was the featured performer with Paul Reiser hosting. Sally Magaram and Harriet Nichols co-chaired the event.For the 10th consecutive year, Lexus was the gala sponsor and donated a 2015 Lexus RC F Performance Coupe that was raffled off. Just 500 raffle tickets were sold.“Janet and David Polak are passionate about giving back,” said Ruth Dunn, chair of the Board of Governors. “Their exceptional philanthropy, quite notably in the Jewish community and Israel, has made an incredible impact. We’re proud of their commitment to the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute. Their support will have a global impact that will benefit humankind for generations to come.”David Polak, founder and former chairman and chief investment officer of NWQ Investment Management Company, and Janet, a former school teacher, have dedicated much of their lives to philanthropic endeavors. Their support of the Los Angeles Jewish Home helped fund a new building in their name. Janet serves on the organization’s board of governors.In addition to their work in the Jewish community, the Polaks have been ardent supporters of the American Technion Society where they established the David and Janet Polak Center for Cancer Research and Vascular Biology, helmed by Nobel Laureate and professor Aaron Chiecanover. A recipient of an honorary doctorate from Technion Israel Institute of Technology in 2007, David has served as president of the society’s Southern California chapter as well as chairman of the Western Region and chairman of the Investment Committee.Proceeds from the 2014 Gala benefited the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute under the leadership of Clive Svendsen, PhD. Funds will advance the field of regenerative medicine and translate laboratory discoveries into effective stem cell therapies and other treatments for neurological disorders, cancers and metabolic, eye and skeletal diseases.The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors is a diverse community of donors and leaders who are committed to supporting the Medical Center by providing financial resources, educational experiences for its members, and volunteer opportunities. Click here for more information.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Pardons 1012 Convicts on Throne Day

Rabat – On the occasion of Throne Day, King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 1,012 people sentenced by the different Moroccan courts, said a statement by the Justice and Liberties ministry. The detained beneficiaries of the royal pardon are 725 and are divided into:– 719 prisoners who had their prison terms reduced. – 6 inmates who had their prison sentences commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.  The free beneficiaries of the pardon are 287 and are divided into:– 45 prisoners who benefited from pardon over their prison sentences or remaining prison terms. – 9 inmates who benefited from pardon over their imprisonment terms while their fines were maintained. – 2 inmates who benefited from pardon over their prison terms and fines as well. – 231 prisoners had their fines annulled.  Royal pardon is customary in the North African Kingdom to mark national and religious holidays. read more

American University of Leadership to Host International Education Conference in June

Rabat – The American University of Leadership (AUL) and the Association of Moroccan Professionals in America (AMPA) are co-sponsoring an International Education Conference on  June 3-4, 2016, at AUL’s corporate headquarters at the Zenith Center, in Hay Riad, Rabat, the capital of Morocco.  The conference, entitled “Education for a Better Morocco,” will address important issues in education within the broader context of business, entrepreneurship, and the future economic growth of Morocco.  The conference will gather experts and decision makers to reflect on the crucial role of education in the economic and social development of Morocco, by creating a practical dialogue platform for the development of recommendations to strengthen and enhance Morocco’s educational system as a catalyst of sustainable, positive change.  The conference will also celebrate the official launch of AUL’s new American University of Leadership Morocco Foundation.The main conference on Friday, June 3 will include presentations, panel discussions, and keynote speeches by prominent government leaders and specialists.  Dr. Lahcen Daoudi, Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training will offer keynote remarks and participate on the panel addressing the macro-economic educational issues. The second day is a closed working group session, by invitation only, made up of experts in the field to begin developing specific proposals and recommendations as part of the ongoing dialogue.Supported by strategic partners and sponsors, including the Washington-based Middle East and North Africa Consultants Association and media partner Morocco World News, the conference is a follow-on from AMPA’s Moroccan American Bridges 2015 conference held December 2015 in Washington, D.C., and is part of a continuing dialogue on education in Morocco, initiated by AMPA, among many of the participants and attendees.Approximately 500 attendees are anticipated to attend, including Moroccan and U.S. government officials, Moroccan and American business leaders, and a diverse array of academics, educators, and other leaders in relevant fields.The American University of Leadership Morocco Foundation (AULMF) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization created by American University of Leadership (AUL) to enable private-public partnerships, enhance learning, entrepreneurship, research, and educational programs, and serve as the financial portal for philanthropic giving to AUL.AMPA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization designed to develop and maintain a strong network of Moroccan professionals in the U.S., and to develop strategic trans-Atlantic alliances in Morocco and the U.S. to promote bilateral commercial exchanges between the two countries.For more information and to register for the conference, visit http://events.aulm.us/education-for-a-better-morocco/. read more

AsiaPacific needs to tap financial systems to benefit regions poor UN says

“In the Asia-Pacific region, the economic integration process has been mainly driven by market forces. This has accelerated the integration of the region into the global economy, but many countries are unable to reach their potential,” Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su told the 60th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Shanghai, China. With the Asia-Pacific area now standing as “a newly emerging brain centre of the world,” tapping the region’s sound financial systems would help bring benefits to 800 million people of the region now living on less than a dollar per day, he said.The Commission is scheduled to meet from 22 to 28 April. After Mr. Kim opened the deliberations, senior officials from many member countries discussed poverty reduction, managing globalization and social issues. The Ministerial segment begins on Monday. In 1947, Shanghai became the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, the organization which evolved into UNESCAP. read more

Annan urges individual citizens to work for environmental change

Although Governments and businesses are coming to understand that the prevailing model of energy use in the world is unsustainable, and that conservation is a necessity for economic growth, constant pressure from individual citizens is needed for real change to occur, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a global environmental forum today.“As citizens, you do have power,” Mr. Annan said by video link to participants of the Tällberg Forum, a yearly convocation of individuals from all sectors of society to discuss environmental issues in the village of Tällberg, Sweden. ”You have power through your vote. And as consumers, you have power through your purchasing decisions. “So use that power to effective change,” he continued. “That is what I have tried to do throughout my tenure, and what I hope my successor will do as well, since when it comes to the environment, the next few years could well be crucial.”A great step forward in changing the mind-set of Government and business leaders, Mr. Annan said, was their recognition that human security is threatened by environmental degradation, along with poverty and infectious diseases. “[That] vision of security is helping the world address threats in a holistic manner, and is I believe, beginning to bring environmental threats the high-level political attention they have long merited,” he said. read more

USU Eastern Blue Bikes Come to Price Campus

USU in Logan served as a model for the new USU Eastern Blue Bikes program in Price, which was debuted on Tuesday afternoon. The campus welcomed its newest addition in conjunction with the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon cutting ceremony on the campus.In October, the work to implement the program began. Spearheaded by Gary Straquadine, Associate Vice President for Career and Technical Education/Vice Provost (CTE) at USUE, the work began to bring this opportunity to USU Eastern students.Blue Bikes is a free bike share program where students can check out a bike and use it for transportation. The bicycles can be rented for an extended period of time as the students use them to travel to classes, work, stores and more. For long-term bike use, students must provide their own bike lock and helmet, and they are responsible for keeping the bike safe, but the use of the bike is free.“The students can come in here, they can check out a bike for free. It will be linked to their student ID and their account so that they can rent and use it for whatever they need,” said Kirt Jensen, one member of team that brought the program to life.As part of the program, USU Eastern is also offering bikes for more rugged adventures, such as riding trails on Wood Hill. These bikes are rented for a shorter duration, generally two to three days, and come with a lock. A helmet remains the responsibility of the renter for the mountain cycles.The program was made possible by USU Eastern, Peczuh Printing, Emery Telcom, Market Express and Gagon Family Medicine. Community donations totaled more than $7,000 in just a few short weeks.“They stepped up within a couple weeks of being asked and it was amazing,” Jensen said of the businesses.The bikes were purchased locally from Bicyclewerks in Price. Employees from the local business also provided assistance for assembling the bicycles and training on maintenance. In addition, the university’s student organization donated the funds for the tools that will be used to maintain the bikes.“It doesn’t look like very many tools but they are kind of pricey so I wanted to thank the student organization for doing that,” said Jensen during the ribbon cutting ceremony.In addition to the sharing program for students, USU Eastern Blue Bikes is accepting donations of used bicycles from community members. Donated adult bikes will be revamped and enter the fleet for local students while children’s bikes will be tuned up and then donated to those in need.For more information on the program or to make a donation, please call Jensen at (435) 650-5227. read more

David Bowie statue vandalised within 24 hours of unveiling

first_imgThe newly unveiled statue of David Bowie being cleaned after being sprayed with paintCredit:Paul Grover The newly unveiled statue of David Bowie being cleaned after being sprayed with paint Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A statue of singer David Bowie was vandalised only 24 hours after it went on show.Hundreds of people were at the unveiling of the bronze sculpture in Market Square in Aylesbury, Bucks on Sunday.However, overnight vandals had sprayed it with graffiti.On the pavement in front of the statue, someone has sprayed the words “Feed the homeless first”.Groups of volunteers turned up on Tuesday with buckets of soapy water to clean the statue.The word-renowned singer, who died in January 2016, made his debut as Ziggy Stardust at Friars music club in the Buckinghamshire town. Money for the £100,000 sculpture was raised by crowdfunding organised by music promoter David Stopps.last_img read more

Stephen Lawrence murder suspect pleads guilty over £4m drugsmuggling plot

Jamie Acourt has previous convictions for possession of cannabis and theft, and has spent time in a young offenders institute, but this is the first time he is set to face a custodial sentence.Following the Lawrence murder and before he fled to Spain, he lived a life of outward respectability at a smart terraced home with his partner in Sidcup.He drove a smart black Mercedes and his girlfriend is a director of a successful children’s clothing company affording them all the trappings of a well-heeled middle class lifestyle. It followed a delinquent childhood that saw him excluded from schools following violent incidents.He will be sentenced for the drugs charge on Friday. His brother had been sentenced to six years and three months’ imprisonment in February last year over the same conspiracy.Jailing him, judge Recorder Paul Clements  said the plot would “have kept the people of the Newcastle area in spliffs for many a long day”.It involved dozens of 600-mile round trips from London to South Shields, driving drugs up and bringing back cash. Knight was arrested in 1993 but charges were later dropped and a bid to prosecute him privately in 1996 failed. He denies any involvement. Gary Dobson and David Norris were convicted of murder in 2012 and jailed for life. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Eltham in 1993 Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bedford of the Met’s Organised Crime Command, said the  conviction “is the culmination of several years’ of complex investigation by Met detectives”.He said: “Diligent policing work has enabled the team to build a case which has disbanded a drugs network valued around £4 million.Their tenacity has ensured that six members of the drugs network have now faced justice.”A total of seven men have now been convicted or found guilty over the conspiracy.They include the stepfather of Acourt’s partner, Lee Birks, 57, of Orpington, south-east London, and Neil Acourt’s 65-year-old father-in-law Jack Vose, of Bexley, south-east London.In 2012, Gary Dobson and David Norris were convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering Mr Lawrence and jailed for life.Both Acourts were arrested shortly after the murder but neither were convicted. Twenty-five years after he was named as a suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, Jamie Acourt is a lengthy facing jail term.Acourt, 42, from Eltham, south-east London, pleaded guilty to drug offences at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday after admitting his role as a kingpin in a two-year conspiracy to sell £4m of cannabis.His 43-year-old brother Neil Acourt has already been jailed for more than six years over the hashish scheme.But, Jamie Acourt had spent more than two years on the run until his arrest in May, during which he lived in Spain under the alias “Simon Alfonzo”.Prosecutors believe both were ringleaders and that they enlisted family members to the scheme that saw drugs transported between London and South Shields, Tyne and Wear.Both men were arrested after the racist stabbing of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence by a gang of five white men in Eltham in 1993, but have always denied involvement.Those who knew Jamie Acourt at the time of the murder remember a violent and aggressive racist who had earned a fearsome reputation by his mid teens.Jamie Acourt’s conviction for drug offences means that Luke Knight is the only one of the original five suspects in the Lawrence murder who is not behind bars. Gary Dobson (left) and David Norris who were convicted under joint enterprise in 2012 for the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence, who was stabbed to death by a gang in a racially motivated murder in Eltham, south-east London, when he was 18 Gary Dobson (left) and David Norris who were convicted under joint enterprise in 2012 for the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence, who was stabbed to death by a gang in a racially motivated murder in Eltham, south-east London, when he was 18Credit:PA Jurors were earlier told of Jamie Acourt’s historic allegation and warned they should consider him solely on the trial’s evidence.If the judge found they would be unable to do so, or they if they were serving or retired Metropolitan Police officers, they would have been excluded from the jury.Jamie Acourt, appearing in court wearing a man bun and a beard, previously denied the conspiracy to supply a Class B drug between January 2014 and February 2016, but changed his plea following the end of the prosecution’s case opening.The basis of his plea was that it was agreed with the prosecution he was involved in the conspiracy to supply between January 1 2014 and May 2 2015 only.Acourt fled the country after police raided a home he lived in with his partner and their two children in Bexley, south-east London, in February 2016.He was arrested by armed officers as he left a gym in Barcelona on May 4 2018 and extradited back to Britain. Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Eltham in 1993Credit:PA read more

Pains in the bum and enormous courage The week in quotes

first_imgIT WAS A week when the Seanad was recalled to discuss the crisis in Gaza.Awful weather hit some parts of the country, and former Fianna Fáil minister Ivor Calley was sentenced.All that, and more, it’s the week in quotes: Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland I can’t think of very many positions where one can simply request, on the back of such a devastatingly incisive report, that one can simply request to be moved to somewhere else.Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald wasn’t sure if her former secretary general Brian Purcell will be reassigned to in the civil service, following a damning report by an independent review group which found the department had a “closed, secretive and silo driven culture”. Source: Youtube ScreengrabWell, I’d prefer if the United Nations started shelling Israel.A Sinn Féin councillor, John Hearne, said he believed the United Nations should start shelling Israel in order to persuade its government to return to the talks table. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandThe tat is a bit smaller than the tit.Senator David Norris’ response to Fine Gael’s Paul Coghlan calling the Israel-Gaza conflict “tit-for-tat”. Source: Channel 4 News/YouTubeWhat I never knew, is what I know that, which is that those people who live in Gaza are mainly the unbelievably young.Jon Snow spoke of the ‘images etched’ in his mind after his visit to Gaza. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandThis conduct is never acceptable, it is never acceptable. People who indulge in this conduct should be dealt with by the law.Fianna Fail’s Willie O’Dea said he can’t imagine that Ivor Calley, jailed earlier this week, will ever be readmitted to the party. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandWe want to live in a country that treats everyone with respect… the way we treat asylum seekers and people in the system says a lot about us as a country.Junior Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin spoke of the need to reform Ireland’s system of direct provision. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandI hate missing these things, but it’s a right pain in the bum, and it’s an awful day for it.One Senator was willing to come back to Dublin for the recall, but wasn’t too happy with the date. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandShe has shown enormous courage in staying the course of the criminal justice system. She had to wait 4 years for this day. She had to endure a full court case as Anthony Lyons pleaded not guilty and mounted a defence for the crime he committed against herEllen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of the DRCC, said the re-sentencing of Anthony Lyons (pictured) for a 2010 sexual assault is a “significant societal marker”, and praised the bravery of the victim.last_img read more

Munsters medical team cleared following investigation into Conor Murray head injury

first_img Murray is treated on the pitch against Glasgow. By Steve O’Rourke Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 11:40 AM Mar 8th 2017, 11:40 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article iTunes Murray is treated on the pitch against Glasgow. Image: Inpho/Billy Stickland Share1 Tweet Email Android EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL CLUB Rugby has stated Munster correctly followed the World Rugby Head Injury Assessment (HIA) protocol following an incident involving Conor Murry during their Champions Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors in January.In the 62nd minute of the match, the Ireland scrum-half went to the ground following a tackle and was attended to by the Munster medical team. Following their on-pitch assessment, Murray returned to action.The EPCR report found that the Munster medical team then used the MyPlayXPlay real-time video system to examine the incident, after which Murray was temporarily removed from the field of play.After undergoing further a further HIA, Murray was cleared to return to play.In a statement today, the EPCR said:“After studying footage and documents submitted by Munster Rugby, the Review Group was satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that Murray did not meet the criteria for immediate and permanent removal from the field of play.”– First published 10.51, 8 MarchSubscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: Short URL http://the42.ie/3276411 Senior presence Henshaw ready to ‘man up’ and make the hits against WalesGlimpse of England whiteboard heightens speculation of Billy Vunipola return Munster’s medical team cleared following investigation into Conor Murray head injury World Rugby Head Injury Assessment protocol was correctly followed in Glasgow game, says EPCR. 2 Comments 10,694 Views Image: Inpho/Billy Sticklandlast_img read more

2017 National Bursary Scholarship Award Winners Thankful for Their Opportunity

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 18, 2017 – Nassau –  “Your country has invested in you.  You now invest in your country,” Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd told nearly 400 scholarship winners of the National Bursary Scholarship to the University of The Bahamas (UB) at a ceremony on Wednesday, evening, August 16, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Boyd Road.The National Bursary Scholarship to the University of The Bahamas is awarded for receiving either five or more Bahamas General Certificates of Secondary Education (BGCSE) inclusive of Mathematics and English Language, or maintaining a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for a minimum of one year at UB.Among them, 288 Scholars received the National Bursary Award which covers tuition and fees up to a maximum of $2,500, and 101 scholars received a limited scholarship in the amount of $1,875 per semester for one year.    A total of 27 high school seniors who had taken BGCSE’s in grade 10 and 11 and had obtained the necessary passes also prequalified.   To maintain the scholarship, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to keep the award.The Minister indicated that the Ministry of Education has afforded over 1,000 grants and scholarships to students this year of which 60 percent was afforded to students from government schools.An atmosphere of immense gratitude was created when 2017 Bursary Scholar from St. Augustine’s College, Ariel Kirlew humbly expressed, “I may not be as rich as my friends, classmates, or neighbors but I do believe that I deserve the same opportunities….  I am truly grateful for this Bursary Award.”    She will be pursuing a Bachelor’s in Accounting.A 2017 Outstanding Bursary Scholar from Nassau Christian Academy, Christina Small also expressed how necessary the Bursary Scholarship is to her, saying “The word scholarship was slipped into almost every conversation involving college.”   She will be pursuing a career in Medicine.   Both scholars thanked the Ministry of Education and their parents for such great support and the opportunity afforded for their hard work.Representing the parents, who were also very grateful for the assistance of the Bursary Scholarship, Cedric Moss, father of Bursary Scholar Abigail Moss, thanked the Ministry of Education and UB for their “wise investment” and reminded the scholars that “It is easy to fall behind but hard to catch up” in regards to maintaining their scholarships.Dr. Rodney Smith, President of UB, contributed many wise words of encouragement to the audience.   He connected with the “First Fall class admitted to UB” in letting them know he was also a recipient of the Bursary Scholarship.   His father had passed away when he was six years old and he was raised by a single mother of four who worked as a waitress to support them all.   The scholarship allowed him to be the first in his family to attend college and allowed him to become what he is today.   He said this to show the scholars how important it is to “work hard because you don’t know what you are destined to be… you are the future builders and owners of the UB.”The President also gave wonderful insight into what UB has to offer in its upcoming semester, such as new 2-5 bedroom suites along University Commons in Nassau and Grand Bahama, along with many other improvements that he hopes will make UB “the most beautiful campus in the entire world.”   This concept is especially significant because UB is said to be “the only university that considers the entire country to be its campus.”The University is also working on study abroad programs so that “By the end of their Junior year, all students will be afforded the opportunity to study abroad.”   He also announced his “Thursday open-door policy from 3-5 p.m. for both students and parents.”The award ceremony was moderated by Bursary Scholar Graduates Kendra Ingraham and John Darville.Story by: Sydnei IsaacsPHOTOS CAPTIONPictured at the National Bursary Scholarship ceremony at St. Joseph’s Hall, August 16, 2017 are Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd speaking at the podium (seated in background is UB President Dr. Rodney Smith); young scholarship recipients; and also senior Ministry of Education officials.  (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Related Items:last_img read more

Latorre criticizes Simeones attitude after Atleticos defeat

first_imgAfter Atletico Madrid’s unexpected defeat against Girona, pundit Diego Latorre came after Diego Simeone’s defensive style of play again.Despite having the results that tend to be acceptable for any Atletico Madrid fan, manager Diego Simeone still has a fair share of critics such as Diego Latorre who really hate his tactics and come after him every chance they get.The former Boca Juniors player and now a pundit at Fox Sports, has always been very vocal when he talks about Simeone’s determination to play in a certain way and doesn’t seem to understand why he wastes all that talent of players by asking them to play defensively.Latorre is one of Argentina’s authorized voices in regards to all the people who represent their football abroad, he doesn’t think that Diego Simeone’s philosophy is in line with the way that most of the people from their country understand football.It’s okay when Simeone has already won important titles with Atletico Madrid while playing defensive football, but Latorre loves talking trash against ‘Cholo’ whenever he is down after getting eliminated from a competition of loses an important match with the same tactics.The pundit took his rage to Twitter once again after Simeone responded to critics for the way his squad played against Girona on Wednesday.Simeone es un buen entrenador, lástima su discurso, podría colaborar con sus opiniones para aceptar que todos ganan y pierden y alejarse de la pose de ganador (también en la derrota) que tanto mal nos ha hecho. https://t.co/7lDzHIX49c— Diego Latorre (@dflatorre) January 16, 2019“If Diego Simeone prefers to play poorly and qualify to the next round, they we would have to ask why his team didn’t go through to the next round,” Tweeted Latorre as quoted by Marca.“Nobody picks the result in matches like this, it is a wish that one has. The trickery has worked very well in people’s psyche, that’s exactly why the empty preach remains with the fans. Nobody ever responds against them.”“But of course, first you have to think in order to respond properly to any of his speeches.”“Simeone is a good manager, but his message is a real pity. He could also help the cause by staying away from the illusion of making everybody think he is a winner even in defeat, a message that has hurt us so much as a country.”“‘Cholo’, who is a very good manager, has been losing against Madrid and Barça for years but people sell you the winning formula whenever he wins (with one of the most expensive clubs in the world).”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“They don’t sell you the same formula when he loses a final or gets eliminated by Qarabag in the Champions League. Anywho…” He concluded.Si prefiere jugar mal y pasar habría que preguntar por qué no pasó a la siguiente instancia. El resultado no se elige, es un deseo. Los engaños han funcionado bien en psiquis de la gente, por eso se mantienen los discursos vacías. Nadie los interpela. Claro, para eso hay q pensar https://t.co/89uzErgMPk— Diego Latorre (@dflatorre) January 16, 2019Even though Latorre does seem like he has a personal issue against ‘Cholo’, one has to look at the real meaning of his words and understand that the former player only wants the best for the Argentina National Team.Diego Simeone has been repeatedly mentioned amongst the managers who could take the position sometime in the future, a proposal that Latorre obviously rejects because of this defensive style of football that ‘Cholo’ won’t stop preaching.The Fox Sports pundit is a romantic, his style of play actually betrays him because we are talking about one of the most artistic players who ever wore a jersey for either Boca Juniors or the Argentina National Team.It’s clear that his philosophy doesn’t align with Simeone’s and that’s the real reason he will always go after ‘Cholo’, even in the times he wins a title.Simeone’s latest Copa del Rey elimination doesn’t mean that everything is lost for Atletico Madrid, it actually means they will have more time to prepare for the other two competitions.Hace 30 años, Diego Latorre debutaba con la camiseta de Boca Juniors. En toda su carrera convirtió 116 goles en 425 partidos. pic.twitter.com/63rrx1P0U6— El fútbol va con vos (@Relatoresconvos) October 18, 2017Do you agree with Latorre’s criticism of Simeone, or do you like the manager’s defensive style? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Crews work to fix downed power lines after dump truck crashes into

first_imgIt is unclear if the driver was injured in the crash.East and westbound lanes of Cypress Creek Road remain closed hours later. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #FLPD Temp Road Closure- 1200 block of West Cypress Creek Road eastbound & westbound lanes are CLOSED due to downed wires in the roadway. Motorist can utilize NW 12 Ave / NW 15 Ave as Detour. @FTLCityNews @FLFR411 pic.twitter.com/GdP4l0wNdY— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) August 14, 2019center_img FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews are working to repair some downed power lines after a dump truck crashed into a pole in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Police and Florida Power and Light crews responded to the scene along the 1200 block of West Cypress Creed Road at approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.Power lines and other electrical cables were left on the ground after the truck slammed into the pole.last_img read more

Inside the Pentagon Restructuring ahead of Schedule Democrats Criticize Use of DOD

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Many of the organizational changes within DOD stemming from the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations should be in place by the end of the first quarter of 2019, one year ahead of schedule, Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, told Defense News. “I believe those last critical slots — a lot of [deputy assistant secretary of defense] slots, a few director slots — will all be filled by March of ’19. We’re excited to get going on the work,” Lord said. Under the restructuring, the individual components that now make up the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment will be shifted to a newly created ASD for sustainment. … A group of senior Democrats have asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to reject a request from the Department of Homeland Security to allocate $450 million in military construction funds to construct a new border barrier system along a 31-mile section of the Barry M. Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. “It is utterly irresponsible and appalling that President Trump wants to take away funding for military readiness and infrastructure in order to spend it on his border wall,” Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), ranking member on House Armed Services, said Thursday in a statement. DOD intends to reinforce an estimated 31 miles of fencing “with an additional 30-foot barrier that includes an all-weather patrol road, and vehicle and pedestrian access gates, enhancements which have proven successful along other parts of the southern border,” a Pentagon spokesman said, reported Stars and Stripes.DoD photo by EJ Hersomlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 10 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At URI

first_imgKINGSTON, RI — The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 5,500 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2018 Dean’s List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and nations.To be included on the Dean’s List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average. The list includes students who have not yet declared their majors as well as those from all of the University’s undergraduate academic colleges.The following students from Wilmington have been named to URI’s fall 2018 Dean’s List:Amanda BoyleJack BoyleAlanna CoughlinQuinton FoleyNat LafleurAnna PietropaoloStacy RobichaudSiobhan ScanlonRyan WalshAshley WeadickAbout University of Rhode IslandThe University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the University’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2018, more than 3,300 undergraduate and about 750 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Rhode Island via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 7 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University Of Rhode IslandIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 7 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At URIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 12 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University of Rhode IslandIn “Education”last_img read more