first_imgAs paradoxical as Barça’s fastest player this 2019-20 seems, is Carles Pérez. The current footballer of Roma registered 34.67 km / h and leads the culé club’s table of sprinters. But they follow closely: Braithwaite 34.6 km / h, Dembelé 34.6 km / h, Semedo 34.5 km / h and Piqué 34.1 km / h. The case of the Danish striker is curious, but he achieved this mark when he played for Leganés and had more space behind him.The milestone of Carles Pérez would have been a trend in the previous campaign since he would have surpassed Christopher Ramos (the fastest in 2018-19) with 33.7 km / h. Instead, Fede Valverde (35.1), Pedrosa (35.1), Óscar (35), Hernani (35) and Alex Moreno Braithwaite, Canales, Ferran and Llorente are now behind with 34.9. PARKER & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20PARKER (DAILY AS) Pérez’s farewell to Barça was complex and, possibly, unexpected at the beginning of the season. “He is screwed, but very screwed”, said a person from his environment to AS in late January. His goodbye was a jug of cold water for the youth squad. “If I decided on Roma it is because I want to grow here, to be important for Roma. Barcelona is my past and Rome is my present. I signed four and a half years and my idea is to stay”, the player himself recognized the day of your presentation.The truth is that his baggage in the first team was at least positive: 11 games with 2 goals and two assists. High figures for a youth squad who was facing his first campaign with ‘the older ones’. In Italy he already enjoys his new challenge (where he scored in the Europa League), but having left a current record at the club that saw him grow.last_img read more

first_imgDrinking alcohol and experiments usually do not go hand in hand.Tomorrow however, three participants, Brent Hodson from The Northeast News, Kimberley Molina from Moose FM and Russell Eggleston from Northern Groove, will take place in a drinking experiment.- Advertisement -From 3-6 p.m. at J.D. Fitzgerald’s Pub, the control group will be forced to consume one alcoholic beverage every 15 minutes, in order to record the affects of alcohol on an individual. After each drink, the participants will be subjected to a breathalyzer and a series of tests by an RCMP officer, measuring their blood alcohol level.The experiment, created by the local RCMP, is to showcase how alcohol effects everyone differently with regards to blood alcohol levels.The experiment stemmed from growing concerns regarding the stricter drinking and driving laws being enforced in B.C.Police want to showcase that there still is a safe level of alcohol the public can consume which depends on the individual person, not the amount of liquor.Advertisement The entire event will be broadcast live on the Moose, so tune in, get informed and have a laugh at some other peoples’ expense.last_img read more

first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. – Peter Read wants you to make a choice. He asks that you turn away from the face of the deranged gunman glaring at the camera. Gaze instead at the face of a bright and bubbly brunette who smiled even when she was unhappy, a face always in the middle of a crowd. It is the face of Mary Karen Read, the daughter he will now see only in scrapbooks. Hers is just one of 32 promising lives cut short at Virginia Tech – the life of a musician, an aspiring schoolteacher, a doting big sister to five siblings. A 19-year-old freshman who had just filed her first tax return and learned, the day before she died, how to make a pumpkin pie. When you think of the massacre that befell this quiet college town, those are the memories Peter Read wants you to remember. “We want the world to know and celebrate our children’s lives, and we believe that’s the central element that brings hope in the midst of great tragedy,” Read said Thursday, with his wife, Cathy, at his side. “These kids were the best that their generation has to offer.” As the Reads left Blacksburg on Thursday for their home in Annandale, they were exhausted, pale, heartbroken – and furious. On television, the overwhelming image of the tragedy was the face of Cho Seung-Hui – a killer whose name Peter Read cannot bring himself to speak. “I want to issue a direct personal plea, to all the major media,” he told The Associated Press. “For the love of God and our children, stop broadcasting those images and those words. Choose to focus on life and the love and the light that our children brought into the world and not on the darkness and the madness and the death.” Several networks have already heard Read’s message loud and clear – from disgusted viewers. Fox News Channel announced it would no longer run the disturbing audio and images of the gunman. NBC, which aired the material first, and cable outlet MSNBC said they would “severely limit” their use. Read hopes the focus will swing back to the children. Children such as Paul Turner’s daughter Maxine, a 22-year-old chemical engineering major from Vienna. At Virginia Tech, Maxine Turner earned a red belt in Tae Kwon Do. She loved the German band Rammstein and signed up for a language class to understand the lyrics. It was there that she died.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgVAN NUYS — Andre Akil, a personal chef from San Fernando, has plenty of choices when it comes to buying groceries. Like many shoppers who discovered new markets during the grocery strike three years ago, he became a regular at ethnic grocery stores. One of his favorite spots is Greenland Market, a Korean grocery store in Van Nuys. “I was wondering if I would be treated as an outsider,” said Akil, 35, of his first visit. Now “they recognize me. I know a few words of Korean.” In a hyper-competitive industry where consumers can buy milk practically anywhere — Target, Costco, or the nearest gas station, let alone any grocery store — many mainstream customers are turning to ethnic grocers such as Greenland, Vallarta and India Sweets and Spices. “What draws them is either products they can’t find in the normal supermarkets or our price points are better than the majors,” Vallarta General Manager John Marquis said. At Vallarta, which caters to Latinos, one in three of its customers are not Latino. In the past year, it has opened five new locations, including one in Valencia and one in Winnetka currently having its grand opening. Mainstream chains have taken note of shoppers buying ethnic products, if the items on their shelves are any indication. Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons all carry items that speak to the local neighborhood, be it infused with Asians, Latinos or Indians. Mainstream stores branching out At Albertsons, stores that don’t already carry ethnic items are getting them, spokeswoman Stephanie Martin said. “The most important thing is to stock what our customers want in any specific area,” Martin said. Albertsons’ main competitors are other chains, but “ethnic grocery stores are also filling a need for milk and bread.” One reason ethnic grocery stores are popular is that they offer something the mainstream chains can only put on their shopping list. “I think the ethnic markets are doing well because there’s a real sense of authenticity for the shoppers,” said Jenny McTaggart, senior editor of the trade publication Progressive Grocer. At India Sweets and Spices on Sherman Way in Canoga Park, it is difficult to find rice, hair-care products or spices sold under an American brand. Items stamped with the Chandi, Appu or Nirmal brands line the shelves and are used to prepare meals in the adjoining restaurant. Non-Indian customers have been steadily increasing as people flock to the Topanga Mall and Warner Center, said founder Kumar Jawa. As many as half of their customers are not Indian. “It is increasing every year because some people are eating vegetarian food, which is our specialty,” Jawa said. The chain has eight locations, including the one he runs in Glendale. Shobha Chauhan started shopping at India Sweets and Spices after she left India for Los Angeles more than 20 years ago. Chauhan, 51, lives in Thousand Oaks and shops at the store after she gets her long brown hair done at an Indian salon down the street. On a recent afternoon, she bought ingredients to make rava dosa, a thin rice crepe filled with potatoes. For many transplants like her, the small restaurant at India Sweets and Spices is the place to get home-cooked meals. “The kitchen burned down and people were starving,” she said of a fire years ago. “In the San Fernando Valley, this is really an anchor.” Chauhan sees many non-Indian customers mixed in with Indians like herself. Mike Mekjian, a longtime resident of Woodland Hills who was born in Armenia, shops at India Sweets and Spices once a week for lentils, herbs and tortilla-like chapatis. He likes the quality of the groceries and their $4 lunches. “It’s good,” said Mekjian, 83. “It’s always good. I’ve never had a bad meal here.” From boiled squid to pollack entrails Greenland Market anchors a cluster of Asian businesses in a strip mall on Sherman Way. Inside the store, shoppers can buy boiled squid, braised pork feet and brown burdock roots, which resemble three-foot-long candlesticks. Greenland is perhaps the only grocer that shelves Totino’s Party Pizza between salted pollack entrails and frozen threadfin bream. On a recent morning, David Chung pushed an empty cart toward the sliding glass door entrance. He and his wife were shopping for items to cook Korean meals in their Reseda home. “A lot of foreigners come here,” said Chung, 65. “Most of them for the vegetable section, and the kimchi is fresh.” — Julia Scott, (818) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img But despite a flurry of shots in the final 10 minutes, host Desert Christian – which entered the game averaging eight goals per match – couldn’t push across the winning tally, resulting in a 1-1 tie at the Lancaster National Soccer Center. “I’m glad we could get one in,” said Desert Christian coach Deann Lewis, whose team’s closest game before Saturday was a 2-0 victory over Paraclete of Lancaster on Nov. 29. LANCASTER – For a team that had allowed only one goal in its first nine games and hadn’t had an opponent stay within two goals since its season opener, the Desert Christian of Lancaster girls’ soccer team found itself in an unfamiliar position Saturday. The Knights surrendered a goal in the first minute of their High Desert League showdown with rival Bishop Union and didn’t tie the score until the 31-minute mark. But the center official ruled the ball had crossed the end line before being kicked back into the field of play, resulting in the goal being disallowed and the Knights being awarded a corner kick instead. “I think they felt all along like we would get (another goal),” said Lewis, whose team will make the three-hour trip to Bishop for a 3 p.m. game next Saturday that will likely decide the title. “Not until the last 10 minutes did they think it could actually end in a tie.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “They’ve been so used to winning by a lot that I think they thought this would be a cakewalk like the rest of them. But this is a good learning experience for them.” After sophomore Angela Borin scored moments after the opening kickoff for Bishop (6-3-1, 3-0-1) – which handed defending-champion Desert Christian its lone league loss last season – the Knights (9-0-1, 5-0-1) slowly built momentum as the half progressed. Robyn Estrada finally got a shot past Bishop goalkeeper Alyssa Cammarta (eight saves), when senior Megan Couch set up the sophomore forward with less than 10 minutes to play in the half. Unfortunately for Lewis, Estrada – the team’s leading scorer – wasn’t around for the final 15 minutes after injuring her left foot trying to secure the ball inside Bishop’s penalty area. Desert Christian assistant Candy Garcia attempted to tape Estrada’s foot for support, but the returning all-league selection was noticeably limping on the Knights’ sideline, forcing Lewis to keep her out for the remainder of the match. Even without Estrada on the field, Desert Christian was still able to create several scoring chances thanks to the play of Couch, Megan Fike and Haylie Oakleaf, including what appeared to be the go-ahead goal with nine minutes left. last_img read more

first_imgBRIERFIELD, Ala. – Rewards totaling $10,000 were offered Saturday in the investigation of the fires that damaged or destroyed five rural churches along winding country roads south of Birmingham. Gov. Bob Riley said a $5,000 reward was being offered by the state, and a $5,000 reward was posted by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Riley and other officials spoke at a news conference in front of the ruins of Ashby Baptist Church, one of three houses of worship destroyed by the fires early Friday. Members of the Ashby church in Brierfield promised to rebuild. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Two other Bibb County churches were damaged. Investigators think someone drove along rural roads and stopped to ignite the fires in sanctuaries one after the other. No arrests had been made and authorities said the motive had not been determined. , 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgTHIS is the incredible sight which has been greeting passengers aboard the Lough Swilly ferry in recent days – a pod of dolphins racing alongside on the crossing from Buncrana to Rathmullan.And they might just hang around for the rest of the summer.This picture was taken by staff from The Red Door Country House crew who were aboard the 1pm Lough Swilly ferry yesterday from Buncrana and were entertained by an amazing sight of three dolphins looking for a race to Rathmullan! The skipper informed them that this is the first sighting this year and expects them to hang around for the Summer.So, no need for a long trip to Dingle – just hop on the Lough Swilly ferry at Buncrana or Rathmullan pier….for onboard entertainment you just can’t buy.* With thanks to the Red Door for the snaps.You can send your stories and pictures to – Donegal’s Biggest News Website.  WOW! DOLPHINS MAKE LOUGH SWILLY FERRY CROSSING EVEN MORE SPECTACULAR was last modified: July 3rd, 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) Tags:buncranaRathmullanWOW! DOLPHINS MAKE LOUGH SWILLY FERRY CROSSING EVEN MORE SPECTACULARlast_img read more

first_imgFianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said the announcement of a grant scheme for septic tank owners need work is a ‘small step in the right direction.’Speaking following this week’s announcement by the Environment Minister Phil Hogan, Deputy McConalogue said it will come as a relief to septic tank owners in Donegal that there will be at least some support for those facing hefty bills for upgrade and replacement works.“Minister Hogan and his Fine Gael colleagues have consistently attempted to underplay the impact of their controversial septic tank legislation on rural dwellers. It is relief this week that the Minster has finally realised that his legislation unfairly penalised rural communities, and has now agreed to our demands for a grant scheme,” said Deputy McConalogue. “While this grant scheme is certainly a step in the right direction, it is somewhat disappointing that the Minister has capped the grant at €4,000. Homeowners requiring major works on their septic tanks will still be liable for a large proportion of bill,” he said.The Donegal Deputy called on the Minister to immediately publish the National Inspection Plan, which has been prepared by the EPA. The plan will detail where the inspection will take place and what standards will apply.“Previous reports this year suggested that more than 22,500 septic tanks at homes and businesses in the North West have been identified as posing a risk. This includes 2,184 homes around Lough Swilly and 1,082 homes around the River Crana. The situation remains very uncertain for these homeowners until they know whether they will be in the firing line under Minister Hogan’s plan,” the Fianna Fáil Deputy said.“It is only when the National Inspection Plan is published that we’ll know the full impact of this legislation on Donegal homeowners.”  SEPTIC TANK GRANT ‘STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION’ SAYS McCONALOGUE was last modified: December 18th, 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) Tags:SEPTIC TANK GRANT ‘STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION’ SAYS McCONALOGUElast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week If more than 50 percent of voters approve both measures, the one with the most votes would take effect. “(Proposition 78 is) a workable drug discount program that will go into effect immediately after it’s passed and provide real discounts to uninsured, low-income people,” said Denise Davis, spokeswoman for the Yes on 78/No on 79 campaign. Proponents say Proposition 78 is an improved version of a program operating successfully in Ohio that delivers average discounts of 31 percent, and note that despite the program being voluntary among drug companies, every major prescription drug maker participates in the Ohio program. The pharmaceutical industry has amassed more than $80 million for its dual Yes on 78/No on 79 campaigns. Davis noted that the industry does not need an incentive to comply with the Proposition 78 program because it supports it. SACRAMENTO – Supporters of Proposition 78, written by the pharmaceutical industry, say the program would take effect immediately and offer discounts on prescription medication to low-income Californians. The measure involves voluntary participation by the drug companies and, for a $15 application fee, would provide discounts to seniors and uninsured Californians earning up to 300 percent of the poverty level. That means it would apply to individuals earning $29,000 a year, or a family of four earning $58,000 or less. The measure is designed to address the soaring costs of prescription drugs in the state and is competing on the ballot with Proposition 79 – an initiative that has the same goal but mandates drug-company participation. “The companies have pledged their support publicly,” Davis said. “They’re heavily invested in this, they want it to work, they want it to be a model for success for the rest of the nation.” Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 PROPOSITION 78 Discounts on prescription drugs What it does: Establishes a discount prescription-drug program for certain low- and moderate-income Californians. Authorizes Department of Health Services to contract with participating pharmacies for discounts, and participating drug makers for rebates. Key supporters: pharmaceutical industry, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Senior Advocates League. Key opponents: League of Women Voters, AARP, Consumers Union. Fiscal impact: The Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates state costs for administration and outreach in the millions to low tens of millions of dollars a year. Unknown potentially significant savings for state and county health programs. Web sites:,, 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img2 December 2008 Zangqa had scored out wide on the right, leaving captain Mzwandile Stick with a difficult conversion. He made it, however, to send the game into extra time to determine a winner. They’ll have a chance to win their tenth crown over the weekend of 5 December on home soil in George. Tickets are still available for the George event through Computicket outlets. SA coach Paul Treu said: “Our preparation was really good and the players all contributed superbly. Although this is a new look team, we still have a couple of players who won here in 2006 and who were part of our success early this year in Adelaide. With a first half performance that was almost faultless, the English ran in three converted tries to none to lead the Kiwis 21-0 at halftime. EnglandSouth Africa’s opponents in the final were England after they upset defending champions New Zealand in the semi-finals. TryAs time ticked down, it appeared that South Africa would bow out in the final four, but substitute Vuyo Zangqa broke from a scrum inside the Fijian 22-metre area and raced through for a try to pull South Africa within two points with only seconds remaining in the game. Stick added the extras and South Africa ran out 19-12 victors. England replied early in the second half with a try by Tom Biggs. The SA defence, however, kept him wide in the left hand corner and the conversion failed. The final was another hard-fought affair, but this time around South Africa didn’t have to come from behind. BreakTreu’s men seemed headed for extra time again, but with only 20 seconds remaining Gio Aplon broke from a ruck inside the South Africa 22-metre area. South Africa were thrust onto the back foot when Paul Delport was yellow carded and England took advantage of their numerical advantage when Nicky Young scored and then converted his own try to level the scores at 12-12. ‘Committed’“We were committed in defence and really took our chances at key moments,” he added. In Dubai, after running roughshod over their opposition in pool play – beating Scotland 31-10, the Arabian Gulf 33-0, and Kenya 31-0 – South Africa dealt comfortably with Australia in the quarterfinals, recording a 19-0 shutout.center_img Turning on the afterburners, he flew down the left-hand touchline, beating the despairing dive of England’s last defender before generously passing to Ryno Benjamin, so that he could score the try. Captain Mzwandile Stick said the unbeaten run of the Springboks on their end of season tour of the United Kingdom had served as motivation for his team; Bok coach Peter de Villiers was also on hand to present the Sevens team with their jerseys on Thursday, and then attended all their matches. A combination of a never-say-die attitude, patience, tough defence and execution carried South Africa to victory in the Dubai Sevens at the weekend. It was the second time in three years that South Africa have taken the honours in the event. In the extra period the captain once again stepped up to secure victory for his team with a sensational long distance dropped goal. The title was South Africa’s third in Dubai, after previous wins in 2003 and 2006. It was also their ninth IRB Series title in total. Right on halftime Mpho Mbiyozo crashed over to put South Africa 12-0 in front at the break. After the break, the New Zealanders fought back with a vengeance, matching the three tries of England, but when one of those went unconverted the champions were out. Early leadSA Rugby’s Young Player of the Year Robert Ebersohn put SA into an early lead when he cut inside and sliced through the England defence, which had been stretched by sustained attacks deep inside their half. Stick converted to increase the lead to 7-0. The second half followed the pattern of the first half with excellent defence from both sides snuffing out one attack after another. FijiFiji, in the semi-finals, were a much tougher proposition. The islanders tried to use their big men to drive the ball up and suck in the South African defenders before passing the ball out wide; their line-up was considerably bigger than South Africa’s, but determined defence by Treu’s charges turned the contest into a back-and-forth arm wrestle. Just before halftime, Fiji finally broke through when Rupeni Nasinga dotted down for a try, which was converted to put the Pacific islanders 7-0 clear at the break. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more