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Hernandez breaks down in tears over LA Galaxy transfer

first_img There appears to be a business strategy of bringing European stars into it, who often go on to set records. The likes of David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo, Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard ended their playing days in the MLS. But while infuriating fans just days into his move, there have been some positive reactions to Chicharito’s open conversation with his father. Former American goalkeeper Hope Solo took to her Twitter in support, describing it as “an honest moment Hernandez though, says his words were taken out of context and he meant to express that it is the beginning of his retirement and that he plans to play for LA Galaxy for many years to come. He clarified the comments on his Youtube channel, saying: ”It’s so simple. I think all over the world, but [especially] in my country we love and we are like obsessed with drama and excess. Read Also:Javier Hernandez joins LA Galaxy from Sevilla ”And so when you say ‘retirement’ it’s like ‘oh, tomorrow he’s going to announce retirement’. ”They didn’t really listen to what I said, ‘the beginning of the retirement. The retirement could last 10 years, you never know”’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Javier Hernandez has angered fans following a phone call with his father about his recent transfer to LA Galaxy. He tells his father during the call that the ‘European Dream’ is over and it is the beginning of his retirement. El Chicharito @CH14_ más orgánico… Le duele y mucho dejar la alta competencia del fútbol europeo tras 10 años y sabe que puede ser el principio del fin de sucarrera. El Chicharito, as Hernandez is also known, spent the first half of the season at LaLiga side Sevilla but made the move stateside in the past few days.The Mexican forward has played in Europe for over 10 years. The 31-year-old broke down when speaking with his father about moving to North America, as he said: ”Everything is perfect dad, it’s only that…well it’s like the beginning of my retirement you? ”We are retiring from the European Dream”. He has been criticised by fans for likening leaving Europe to retirement. Columnist for the Athletic Soccer, Will Parchman, tweeted: ”Communicating that you’re giving up on a dream to come to a league that considers you one of its highest profile signings in 25 years practically minute after you sign…it’s just hilarious optics”.center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Direct assault suspects fall

first_imgThe court recommended a P12,000 bailbond each for their temporary liberty./PN Desear and Gomez were detained in thelockup cell of the municipal police station. BACOLOD City – Police arrested two individualscharged with direct assault in Barangay Suba, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Calatrava police chief Major RockyDesear identified them as Remond Gomez, 27, and Angelo Barbon, 21 – bothresidents of the village. Desear said the suspects’ apprehensionon Feb. 23 was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge JoseMeno Ruiz of Municipal Trial Court in Calatrava dated Nov. 6, 2019last_img

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Bangladesh coronavirus cases exceed 10,000

first_imgPeople go through a disinfection tunnel installed by Artoonad, a volunteer organization, as a preventive measure amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 16, 2020. REUTERS DHAKA – The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh surpassed 10,000 on Monday, the country’s health ministry said, with infections increasing in pace over the past several days. Bangladesh reported 688 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking its tally since it reported its first case two months ago to 10,143. The death toll rose to 182 from 177.center_img More than 2,000 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened last week after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but much of the rest of the economy remains offline. (Reuters)last_img read more

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Additional charge filed in underage drinking case

first_imgVersailles, In. — One of the owners of the Holton area property where an underage drinking party occurred has been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor, a misdemeanor. Witnesses told police Melissa Wilhoit gave jello shots and a bottle of vodka to one of the underage visitors to her home.Just after midnight on June 14 police received a call about an underage drinking party in the 6500 block of Ripley County Road 400 West. When police arrived some suspected underage subjects fled on foot. Police arrested Christopher Begley, Isaiah Begley, Emma Wilhoit, Danielle Baugh, Mackenzie Black and Kylan Brandt. During the investigation police allegedly witnessed the minors playing “beer pong.”Melissa Wilhoit and Paul Tunny were sleeping in the home when police arrived.Melissa Wilhoit is listed as a teacher at South Ripley High School. South Ripley School Corporation superintendent Rob Moorhead told WRBI they are working with legal counsel as the case develops.last_img read more

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St. Louis students earn knowledge, bird feeders & seed through Indiana Audubon Society program

first_imgPhoto: Olivia Meer and Jack HollinsBatesville, In. — Students in the fourth and seventh grades at St. Louis School received bird feeders and seed as part of the Indiana Audubon Society’s “Indiana for the Birds” program. Fifty Indiana schools were chosen to receive these kits courtesy of a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.The seventh-graders have been studying bird characteristics as well as bird adaptations and completing various projects regarding birds in Indiana. They have even viewed live bird cams to study our birds more closely.Currently, our feeders are hung on school grounds where the students may enjoy our feathered friends.last_img

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O’Neill delight at N Ireland form

first_imgNorthern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits his history-making side are well ahead of schedule on the road to Euro 2016 after claiming a third successive win, with star striker Kyle Lafferty already setting his sights on the finals in France. No Northern Ireland side have ever before won their first three matches in any World Cup or European campaign, but O’Neill’s men secured a wonderful 2-0 victory to add Claudio Ranieri’s Greece to a list of victims that already included Hungary and the Faroe Islands. Jamie Ward’s second international goal, a deflected eighth-minute effort, got the ball rolling before the Derby man set up Lafferty for a superb second on the counter-attack. But he is now turning in performances of the highest quality and was not shy about setting his sights on a first major championship appearance. “I’m lost for words,” he told Sky Sports 2. “We won comfortably in the end. We believe we can qualify for Euro 2016 and we have now sent out a massive message to the other nations in the group. “It was lovely to score again and that makes it three in three for me which is very pleasing, but tonight is not about me. “It is about the team who worked for this and are delighted with the result.” The 27-year-old has now scored 12 times in 40 appearances for his country, and O’Neill sees a player who finally matured into a force to be reckoned with on the world stage. “Kyle has all the attributes to play right at the top level of the game – pace, technique, power, size. What he has done in the last three games is bring it all together,” said the manager. “International football suits him, particularly away from home when there is space. “When he plays like that, he is as good as any centre forward that you’d wish to have. “What we’ve seen in the last three games with his focus is a top class international striker developing. Long may it continue.” Ranieri, the well-travelled former Chelsea coach, was jeered from the stands at the final whistle and faces a battle to persuade a sceptical public he remains the right man to lead Greece. Despite being top seeds in Group F, they have lost successive home games and have just one point following Saturday’s draw in Finland. The Italian was quick to play down concerns over his own future and that of his side. “In my opinion everything is still open in the group. We are in a bad situation but we need change and when you need change, you need time,” he said. “This can only be done by playing more together but there are 21 points still out there for us to got so nothing is lost yet.” Ranieri offered some praise for the away side, but blamed his team for opening the door. “Was the game won or lost? I think the truth is in the middle: they played their game and we could not stop them.” Press Association O’Neill is keen to play the pragmatist, insisting third place and a play-off remains his primary objective, but he also had a feeling that a big result was in the offing in Athens. “We wouldn’t have expected to win our first three games but I had a good feeling about this one,” he said. “I said to the players if we had six points after four games we’d probably be relatively pleased, now it’s nine from three. “I thought we were magnificent. The players are delighted too, but I don’t think they’re surprised. “They believed they could come here and get something from the game. “The players have performed so well that there was confidence in them and we got a performance of real discipline and excellent quality when we had the opportunity to break and counter attack.” Leading the dressing room cheer was Lafferty, who has scored in each of the last three matches and is fast becoming a truly talismanic figure with man-of-the-match displays in each of them. The Norwich striker did not score at all in O’Neill’s first campaign, struggling for form, fitness and being sent off against Portugal. last_img read more

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Airbnb Bans “Party Houses” Following Fatal CA Halloween Shooting

first_imgFive people died in a Halloween night shooting at a four-bedroom home which had been rented on Airbnb by a woman who allegedly told the owner that her family members had asthma and needed to escape smoke from a nearby wildfire.The owner, who was suspicious of a one-night rental on Halloween, reminded the renter that no parties were allowed, according to a source.The owner, Michael Wang, says his wife reached out to the renter on Thursday night, when neighbors contacted them about the party.He adds, “We called the police. They were on the way to go there to stop them, but before we got there the neighbor already sent us a message saying there was a shooting.”No arrests have been made, and a motive for the attack is not yet known. However, authorities found two guns at the property.Three people from the Bay Area died at the scene, while a fourth died at the hospital.In addition, Airbnb has banned the renter from its platform, and the home has been removed from its listings. First, we are expanding manual screening of high-risk reservations flagged by our risk detection technology.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) November 2, 2019 Airbnb’s CEO says the company is already taking actions against unauthorized parties, following a deadly shooting at a Halloween party that was held at a rental home in California.Brian Chesky tweeted Saturday that his staff is expanding manual screening of “high risk” reservations, and they will remove guests who fail to comply with policies banning parties at the company’s rental homes.He added that the company is forming a “rapid response team” to address complaints of unauthorized parties.We must do better, and we will. This is unacceptable.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) November 2, 2019center_img Third, we are taking immediate action against users who violate these enhanced guest policies, including removal.— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) November 2, 2019last_img read more

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MDI boys weather late Old Town run to win shootout

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) BAR HARBOR — Justin Norwood has been quick to credit the Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball team’s winning ways in recent years to the program’s accomplished players. It’s how his groups have embraced their identities, though, that has yielded those results.After riding a seasoned and talented senior class to a Gold Ball with a balanced approach in 2016-17, MDI turned to 3-point shooting and defense last season to finish as runner-up in Class B North. Although this year’s Trojans are eyeing another run come tournament time, the team’s head coach knows it must find its own ethos if it wants to bring home another set of hardware.“Right now, we’re still trying to discover our identity as a team,” Norwood said. “That makes it really hard, especially when you’re just getting into the season and haven’t had a lot of time to sort things out just yet.”Fortunately for Norwood, he and MDI have plenty of time to do that sorting out as the season progresses. When that epiphany does come, the evidence from the team’s first regular season game suggests another championship-caliber unit could be set to emerge in Bar Harbor.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI used a strong offensive showing and survived a late fourth-quarter run by visiting Old Town on Saturday to start the 2018-19 season with a 72-66 win. Five players finished in double figures for the Trojans, who never trailed in the game.“I think this was an OK start,” said MDI senior Derek Collin. “Old Town came in here and played a great game, but whenever we needed a big play, we got it.”The Trojans got off to a strong start just six seconds into the game when Collin got his own rebound following a missed jumpshot and converted a layup to give MDI the first points of the game. After the home team took a 10-4 lead, Dom Mitchell responded with a spree of early baskets for Old Town, which trailed 20-15 at the end of the first quarter.Old Town’s Shawn Hoogterp then nailed a 3-pointer to cut MDI’s lead to two before Eli Parady gave the Trojans (1-0) a little more breathing room with five straight points. With MDI leading 36-30 in the final minute of the half, senior Brett Duley made a deep 3-pointer to stretch the advantage to nine points going into halftime.Just as they had done in the second quarter, the Coyotes (0-1) narrowed MDI’s lead to a single possession to begin the third when they cut it to 43-40. Yet the Trojans responded with a dominant stretch from Collin, who scored 11 consecutive points to give his team its largest lead of the day at 54-40.“[Derek] is just an animal,” Norwood said. “He’s relentless in everything he does out there on the floor. I would never want to be the guy guarding him.”Despite facing its largest deficit of the game, Old Town was able to close the gap on MDI once again. Sparked by 3-pointers from Hoogterp and Colby Archer, the Coyotes went on a run that whittled the Trojans’ lead to 68-65 with two minutes left to play.With the visitors threatening to steal the win, Parady made what proved to be the game-saving play with 1:18 left when he got fouled on a successful layup attempt and made the ensuing free throw. Holding Old Town without a basket over the final minute, MDI sealed a victory in its season opener for the fourth year in a row.Collin finished with a team-high 21 points for MDI, which got 11-point efforts from Drew Shea and Erik Merchant as well as 10-point outings from Duley and Parady. Mitchell netted 26 points for Old Town to lead all scorers.Although neither Collin nor his head coach took the win for granted, the two were less than satisfied with the team’s showing on defense. Old Town’s 66 points marked the most against MDI since the Trojans allowed 67 to Presque Isle on Jan. 18, 2017.“We’ve got some things that we need to work on,” Collin said. “We made some fouls that we didn’t need to make because we kept jumping at shooters. Rotating and closing out better, not giving their shooters wide-open 3s, those are all places where we need to get better.”MDI’s next game will be on the road against Foxcroft (0-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Foxcroft opened the season with a loss Saturday when it fell 67-56 to John Bapst at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.The schedule from there won’t get any easier for MDI, which will host Oceanside at 5 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 15, and play on the road against Washington Academy at 6:30 p.m. the following Monday, Dec. 18. With those teams coming off regional playoff appearances, MDI will need stronger efforts to maintain its recent success in Class B North.“We have all the pieces to be very good,” Norwood said. “It’s just about trying to put them all together right now, and we’re working every day to get better at that.” Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

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Fine allegations : Judge reserves decision on venue change during hearing Tuesday

first_img Published on February 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Onondaga County Supreme Court Justice Brian DeJoseph reserved decision Tuesday on a request by Syracuse University and men’s head basketball coach Jim Boeheim to move the defamation suit against them to a court in Syracuse.The suit was filed in a New York City court Dec. 30 by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, two former SU ball boys.On Tuesday, lawyers representing SU and Boeheim appeared in Syracuse with an attorney representing both Davis and Lang to trade arguments at a hearing before DeJoseph.DeJoseph said he will likely be prepared to issue a decision by the end of the day Wednesday.Davis and Lang were represented by two attorneys, Mariann Wang and Julie Ehrlich, and Wang spoke on behalf of the plaintiffs. Neither Davis nor Lang appeared in court.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFour attorneys represented SU and Boeheim on Tuesday, with Mary Beth Hogan speaking on behalf of the university. Boeheim also did not appear in court.Boeheim’s lawyer, C. James Zeszutek of Pittsburgh, filed a motion to move the case to Onondaga County on Jan. 17 because none of the parties involved currently live in New York City.Wang argued Tuesday that moving the case to Syracuse would be unfair to her clients. The ability to put together an impartial jury in the city of Syracuse would be difficult given the ‘extensive, deep influence in power that the defendants have in this community.’She explained that Boeheim and the university are so prominent and vital to the Syracuse community that weeding out biases of potential jurors would be exceedingly difficult. The basketball team brings in $19.5 million in revenue for the city, and SU is the second-largest employer in Syracuse, Wang said.Wang said SU acts as an economic engine for the city of Syracuse. And when the basketball team wins, even more revenue is pumped into the community through clothing sales, hotel bookings and boosts in restaurant business.Wang said the voir dire process to select jurors would be long and tedious as a result of this presence because the task of ‘weeding out biases’ would be a difficult one.In her rebuttal, Hogan pointed out that the standard for a change of venue request is a ‘showing of a strong possibility’ that an impartial jury could not be found. She stressed that this means it must be beyond speculation, a belief or a suspicion. And with this in mind, she said she doesn’t see how an impartial jury couldn’t be compiled.She alluded to a similar request in the Pennsylvania State University sex abuse scandal that asked for a change in venue out of State College, Pa. That request was denied.Hogan said Syracuse is a much larger community than State College, Pa., and finding an impartial jury in Onondaga County would not be impossible.Hogan did concede that a former ball boy, basketball player or fanatical fan probably should not sit on the jury, however. But she said the jury questionnaires used during the voir dire process should weed out those biases.She said her and the other three lawyers have every reason to believe the court will be able to find an impartial jury in Onondaga County.Both Wang and Hogan declined to comment after the hearing, which lasted just less than a half-hour.mjcohe02@syr.edu center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Volleyball: Badgers to face third ranked opponent of season in Minnesota

first_imgWith the Wisconsin Badger volleyball team off to a quick 2-0 start to the Big Ten season, they face a tough road trip ahead.The Big Ten contains five teams in the top nine of the NCAA volleyball rankings. First from that five, as well as on the road trip, will be the Minnesota Gophers.The Gophers (8-2) have yet to drop a single set at home this season. Traveling to the Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis will be the first challenge for the Badgers (9-1). Minnesota recently hosted No. 9 Penn State and defended the home territory, winning without dropping a set. So far, their only losses come from ranked opponents, No. 2 Stanford and No. 14 Oregon.Volleyball: Badgers win joust at Field House versus RutgersUniversity of Wisconsin volleyball steamrolled the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Saturday afternoon. The Badgers improved to 9–1 on the season and Read…Other challenges that the Gophers will throw at Wisconsin include sophomore outside hitter, Stephanie Samedy. Samedy leads the Gophers in kills this season, with the next best hitter still over 30 kills behind her. Standing at 6’2″, Samedy led the team with 14 kills when they upset then No. 4 Penn State.Redshirt junior Taylor Morgan will be another large presence on the court. Although standing only six feet tall, Morgan leads the Gophers in blocks. She will try to match up against the Big Ten’s leading blocker in the Badgers’ Dana Rettke.From the Badgers’ perspective, the team is looking at Minnesota and only Minnesota. Although Wisconsin takes on No. 16 Purdue and No. 8 Illinois directly after the Gophers, setter Sydney Hilley says the focus is, “always the next one. We don’t look past the next one.”Wisconsin will also have to continue to adjust to the change in the starting lineup with Grace Loberg still out indefinitely with a foot/ankle injury. Danielle Hart got the start in her place against Rutgers and put up impressive numbers, tying for the team-high in kills with 11. She will look to build on that game to help propel the Badgers past Minnesota.Wrestling: A conversation with Chris Bono in his first offseason as head coachSometimes you don’t have to sit down long with someone to tell what they are all about. For the University Read…Going into a strenuous road trip, coach Kelly Sheffield also commented on his approach to the upcoming Minnesota game.“We try to get a little bit better every day,” Sheffield said. “There isn’t big stuff. What are the little things we can get better at? Probably every element of the game.”Sheffield’s Badgers want to prepare themselves for anything and everything that could be thrown their way. Hart said, “anytime [they] go out there, it’s about working out those tweaks.”With an upcoming battle against one of the best offenses in the Big Ten and a defense similar to their own, the Badgers know that taking down Minnesota will not be an easy task. Both teams are looking to start the Big Ten season off 3-0 and carry momentum with them into the rest of the season. The match will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and will be featured on the Big Ten Network from the Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis.last_img read more