The big question now is to know who is going to sit on the bench in Barcelona. According to RAC, the great cover is Mauricio Pochettino, who maintains a good relationship with Josep Maria Bartomeu. The sports commission, headed by Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes, met last night to explore possibilities. There are more names on the table like Quique Setién, Milito or Henry, although the option of García Pimienta, coach of the subsidiary was not ruled out either. In the background, there is the injury of Luis Suárez, who will be four months off and may need a replacement. But at the moment the high priority is to find the replacement of Valverde, who this Monday except surprise will be informed that it does not continue. Ernesto Valverde is already in the Joan Gamper Sports Center ready to prepare and direct the training of Barcelona, who returns to work after his new hecatomb in the Supercup. As Mundo Deportivo announced, President Josep Maria Bartomeu will meet with the coach after the session and before the Board of Directors to announce the decision to dismiss him. Txingurri ended the contract on June 30, as both Barça and the coach had the option of not extending it until 2021.
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This was only the second game on Christmas Day since 2004 that went to overtime. Miami’s win over New Orleans in 2015 was the only other one.TIP-INS:76ers: Wilson Chandler returned after missing Saturday’s win over Toronto with a left quad contusion. He finished with 15 points . Philadelphia reserves did not score a point in the first half. . Redick got a technical after he was called for a foul with 7:32 left in the third. Irving made the free throw to put Boston up 70-63. . G Markelle Fultz traveled with the team but did not dress. Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, has missed the last 15 games with thoracic outlet syndrome.Celtics: Irving had 16 points and five rebounds in the first quarter. . C Aron Baynes (broken finger) missed his third straight game. . Horford’s minutes restriction was increased from 20 to 25 minutes in his second game back since missing seven in a row with a sore left knee.UP NEXT:76ers: At Utah on Thursday night.Celtics: Visit Houston on Thursday night, the first of three straight on the road. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ben Simmons’ two free throws with 2:15 left to put the Sixers up 114-112, but Philadelphia didn’t score again.Irving’s 3-pointer with 3:01 left gave Boston its first lead of overtime at 115-114, then after a miss by Philadelphia, Irving hit another 3-pointer with 1:28 left and Boston fans leaped to their feet and cheered louder than they had all night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJayson Tatum and Marcus Morris scored 23 apiece for Boston and Terry Rozier had 10 points.Joel Embiid led Philadelphia with 34 points, making 12 of 12 free throws, and pulled down 16 rebounds. Jimmy Butler scored 24, JJ Redick had 17 points and Ben Simmons added 11 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for the Sixers. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) reacts in front of Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler after making a 3-pointer in overtime during an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Boston won 121-114. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving hit back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime for six of his 40 points and the Boston Celtics rallied to a 121-114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.Irving, who forced the OT on a jump shot with 20 seconds left in the fourth, also pulled down 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who trailed 113-108 with 3:33 left in the extra period before rallying behind Irving down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Celtics led 57-51 at halftime, but Philadelphia used a 15-2 run in the third while shooting 60 percent in the period and led 89-86 entering the fourth.Philadelphia shot 60 percent in the third quarter, hitting five 3-pointers, and led 89-86 entering the final quarter.It stayed tight through the end of the fourth. Chandler got open for a 3-pointer with 37 seconds left and the Sixers led 108-106, then Irving pulled up for a 13-foot jumper to tie it at 108 with 20 seconds left.Redick missed a jumper just before the buzzer and the game went into OT.LACK OF OTs:ADVERTISEMENT Looming standoff
The newly-introduced fish and crab processing initiative in Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) is said to be moving along in keeping with the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry’s mandate to ensure that the site is in operation in the coming months.This was shared by the Junior Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who told Guyana Times on Thursday that a piece of land has been identified and the residents are working to clear the area. She noted that the $10 million budget is being processed and the works will commence shortly.“The site for the building has been identified and the people have begun to prepare the area and they’re doing things like weeding the land and digging drains. The money is being processed right now and once that’s completed, weJunior Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowewill go ahead with the construction. Budget is $10 million, but it comes from effort from the residents. The villagers have put their input too and it is their land and they’re promoting family farming,” the Minister stated.She indicated that training would be provided shortly for persons in the region. The facility will provide employment for a maximum of 15 persons, but they will initially begin with seven. Shifts will be rotated to ensure all are provided with employment.“Along with that, training will also be done with persons in the community, where we’re looking to provide employment for 10 to 15 persons. They will not gain full-time employment, so it will be rotating. This means that every two weeks or so, a person will be able to earn from the facility, so it will be rotated among those persons.”Earlier this year, it was related that plans were in the making to establish the facility, since many residents would not make a significant profit from their crab and fish owing to a lack of market and unavailability of storage. In this way, the shelf-life of the seafood is lengthened and fisherfolk can supply neighbouring areas.Garrido-Lowe also commented on the coffee project which is ongoing in Region One, noting that by November, the seedlings should be planted along with cash crops to sustain the farmers until the coffee beans could be reaped.“For the coffee project, the people have identified that land; we decided what cash crops to plant in between; we’re going back there by next weekend. We’re carrying in another specialist there and I think within two months or so, coffee should grow,” she said.
VERO BEACH, Fla. – Take a quick glance at the Dodgers’ projected starting lineup, and it’s a good bet the name you will find least inspiring is that of third baseman Wilson Betemit. He isn’t some celebrated new acquisition, he doesn’t appear to have middle-of-the-order power and as switch-hitters go, well, he makes a good left-handed hitter. But you should hear what people are saying about him. For the first time, Little included left-hander Greg Miller in the list of candidates for the fifth spot in the Dodgers’ starting rotation. Miller is the longest of long shots, but the significance of Little’s statement is Miller, the organization’s top left-handed prospect before 2004 shoulder surgery derailed his career, is going back to starting. “If he continues through spring training the way he came in here, I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case,” Little said. “This guy hasn’t been healthy for a couple of years, but he is healthy now.” email@example.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I think this kid could be the best player on this team,” Dodgers hitting coach Eddie Murray said. “He is that strong.” It is that potential that made Betemit attractive to the Dodgers at last season’s trade deadline, but potential is just that until it is realized. Betemit did hit nine home runs in 174 at-bats after the Dodgers acquired him from Atlanta, but Andy La Roche still is being given a chance to beat him out this spring and take away what is expected to be the first every-day starting job of Betemit’s career. Even if La Roche starts the season in Triple-A, he’ll continue to challenge Betemit from afar. And Betemit’s best bet for holding off that challenge will be to even out his production from both sides of the plate. Last year, he hit just .189 from his natural right side and almost 100 points higher (.281) left-handed. “Everybody says I can’t hit right-handed,” Betemit said. “But when I was with Atlanta, I had a lot of right-handed pinch-hitting appearances. I see the ball well right-handed. But there are so many more right-handed pitchers that I don’t get many right-handed at-bats. When you’re a switch-hitter, it’s like you’re always struggling from one side or the other.” Dodgers manager Grady Little said catcher Russell Martin probably will bat sixth this season, although he qualified that by adding, “Don’t hold me to that.” That would leave just Betemit and right fielder Andre Ethier still to be slotted in the seventh and eighth spots in whatever order Little chooses. “If (Martin) can stay on the field and play as much as we want him to play, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this kid hit 15 or 20 home runs,” Little said.
According to Natural Resources Canada there was an earthquake triggered this afternoon that could be lightly felt in Charlie Lake. The quake was centred near the Jedney Road and the Alaska Highway.It happened at 1:15 p.m. The website states that there are no reports or damage at this point, nor would any be expected given the magnitude of quake at 4.4 on the Richter Scale.John Cassidy with Natural Resources Canada says they will now investigate to determine if the earthquake was induced by fracking or a naturally occurring earthquake.- Advertisement -Natural Resources Canada indicates it’s very unlikely that an earthquake with a magnitude lower than five could cause any damage.
1 French minister for sport Patrick Kanner and team manager Didier Deschamps were among those who thanked England for their support during Tuesday night’s friendly at Wembley Stadium in the wake of Friday’s devastating attacks in Paris.France and England players mixed together for pre-match photos and then stood around the centre circle as a minute’s silence was observed in memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks.Three Lions players and fans also joined in with the French national anthem La Marseillaise, while tributes to the victims were displayed around the stadium and throughout the game, as England won 2-0.But the real victors were the French players and the feeling of unity and support the evening presented, and Patrick Kanner believes the gestures sent out a powerful message of solidarity amid the growing unrest throughout Europe.“It was an unbelievable show of support from our English friends,” Kanner said.“There were French colours all over Wembley, and it was unbelievable to hear the Marseillaise all around the stadium, sung by 90,000 people.“Me, when I sung those words with Prince William and David Cameron, I was thinking about all of the young people massacred in our own country last week.“But we have to say that life goes on, we keep our heads up and tonight we were able to find our pride again.“We have shown we have the determination to put the cause of our society above all else.”Many England fans were seen wearing T-shirts with messages of support while Wembley’s iconic arch was lit up in red, white and blue, with France’s national motto ‘Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite’ displayed across the top of the entrance.“We would like to thank everyone for their statements and their actions of solidarity,” France manager Didier Deschamps said.“We feel very grateful because not just the people at Wembley, but the whole nation has supported us.“We have had this outpouring of communal grief and it has been good for us.”Deschamps admitted he and his players were particularly affected by a thunderous rendition of La Marseillaise before kick-off.“We felt very, very strong emotions, powerful emotions,” Deschamps added. “Everyone has their own way of displaying their emotions but it was certainly a moment where everyone came together.“It was heart-rending – you felt it deep down in your gut. It was a special, moving, grandiose moment.”While paying tribute to England, Deschamps singled out midfielder Lassana Diarra, who lost his cousin in the terrorist attacks.Diarra insisted on remaining with the squad and was given a standing ovation when he came on for Yohan Cabaye in the 57th minute.“I spoke at some length with Lassana and he said all along he would be more than ready to come on and feature if I needed him,” Deschamps said.“I really respected his choice of how he handled himself and carried himself throughout this difficult period, and his presence has been important for us.“For that reason alone I made the decision that for the last 20 minutes he was going to feature. Because of how he has been with us it was deserved.” England and France players observe a minute silence in memory of those who lost their lives in Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris
Students from Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola who took part in the making of radio programme 1916 Dearcadh na hÓige with teacher Karen Ní Fhrighíl.Pupils from Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola in Falcarragh will present a programme on 1916 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta next Monday as part of the 1916 Dearcadh na hÓige series.The programme is base on a young man from the area, Charlie Mac Aoidh, who was a member of the RIC during the Rising and was shot dead in Co. Louth on Easter Monday. Those we will hear in the show will include local historians Mícheál Ó Domhnaill and Seosamh Ó Ceallaigh, Dr Méabha Ní Bhaoill, Máire Mhic Niallais and a nephew of Charlie Mac Aoidh, Micí.Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola was one of 7 schools that won the opportunity to put together a radio programme on 1916, with help from a producer, in the 1916 Schools’ Radio Competition run by RnaG. The overall winner of the competition will receive €1000, and will be announced live on air on Easter Monday in a programme from the Mansion House in Dublin at 4.15 pm.The series 1916 Dearcadh na hÓige runs on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from Thursday 17 March to Friday 25 March at 10.25 am.PCC FALCARRAGH TO PRESENT RnaG RADIO SHOW ON 1916 was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1916FalcarraghPobalscoil Chloich CheannfhaolaRnaGRTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachtastudents
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers pledged unflagging opposition to abortion as a candidate for the Dallas City Council in 1989, according to documents released Tuesday. She backed a constitutional amendment to ban the procedure in most cases and promised to appear at “pro-life rallies and special events.” Asked in a Texans United for Life questionnaire whether she would support legislation restricting abortions if the Supreme Court allowed it, Miers indicated she would. Her reply was the same when asked, “Will you oppose the use of city funds or facilities” to promote abortions? Supporters of Miers’ nomination said they hoped the single sheet of paper – delivered to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of a shipment of 12 boxes of documents – would help reassure rebellious conservatives that she would not disappoint them if she takes a seat on the high court. President Bush knew of the views she had held before he picked her for the court, spokesman Scott McClellan said at the White House. But he said the president “did not discuss with her or anyone else whether or not those were still her views.” One Democratic supporter of abortion rights responded warily. “This raises very serious concerns about her ability to fairly apply the law without bias in this regard,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. “It will be my intention to question her very carefully about these issues.” Miers also returned a lengthy questionnaire to the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in which she wrote that the “role of the judiciary in our system of government is limited. … And of course, parties should not be able to establish social policy through court action, having failed to persuade the legislative branch or the executive branch of the wisdom and correctness of their preferred course. “Courts are to be arbiters of disputes, not policymakers.” Congressional officials said Tuesday night the committee probably will seek additional information from Miers. They said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the panel, intends to announce on Wednesday that confirmation hearings will open the week of Nov. 7 and run for four days. Majority Republicans hope for a final vote in the full Senate by Thanksgiving. These officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to provide details. Bush nominated Miers three weeks ago to succeed retiring Sandra Day O’Connor, the justice who has cast the pivotal vote in a string of 5-4 rulings in recent years that sustained abortion rights, upheld affirmative action and limited the application of the death penalty. Many Republicans had hoped Bush would pick a prominent conservative with a long record on abortion and other issues rather than a 60-year-old White House counsel whose private law practice consisted almost entirely of representing corporate clients. As a result, the appointment has created a political landscape unlike any other in the five years of the Bush administration – tepid support at best from conservatives unhappy over a judicial nominee, with Democrats generally content to remain outside the fray rather than interfere in a remarkable round of GOP infighting. There were some indications during the day that Miers might be gaining ground among Senate Republicans, none of whom has yet to announce plans to oppose confirmation. Sen. Trent Lott, who spoke dismissively of Miers shortly after her appointment, told reporters it was “more than likely at some point I’ll be satisfied. But I’m not there yet.” The Mississippi Republican said his concern resulted from dealings he had with Miers over the summer that led him to question her competence. He declined to elaborate. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., told reporters he thought Miers was making headway among conservatives. “Grassroots Republicans that I talk to in Alabama feel positive about her,” he told reporters. “I might have liked a different type of nominee but that’s the president’s. He gets to pick that.” At the same time, other Republicans remained decidedly unexcited. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who met with Miers on Tuesday, said afterward he would have preferred “someone who has stood in there and weathered the attacks and criticism from the left on some of these issues.” While the Texans United for Life questionnaire was unsigned and undated, senior Justice Department officials who briefed reporters said Miers herself had included it in material to be turned over to the Judiciary Committee. The document consisted of 10 questions and asked candidates to indicate agreement or disagreement based on their views. In each case, Miers indicated she supported the positions taken by the group. That included support of Texas’ ratification of any constitutional amendment that cleared Congress banning abortions except where necessary to prevent the death of the mother and support for legislation “if the Supreme Court returns to the states the right to restrict abortion.” Miers also said she would oppose the use of public money for abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother. In a separate questionnaire completed for the Dallas Eagle Forum in 1989, Miers indicated she would not support any city ordinance requiring property owners and businesses to “provide accommodations to persons with AIDS … and those perceived to have AIDS.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) Some parents in tsunami-ravaged Aceh province are still clinging to hopes for a miracle, placing photos of their missing children in newspapers on the chance they might still be alive. “It might just jog someone’s memory,” said Amiruddin, a civil servant who ran an ad in Saturday’s Serambi Indonesia with a picture of his two children under a headline that simply reads “Searching For.” “I have a really strong feeling inside me that they will one day come home,” he said. One year after the tsunami slammed into Aceh, leaving 167,000 people dead or missing, that outcome is now more unlikely than ever. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Only 58 children have been reunited with parents since the Dec. 26 disaster. Just two such reunions have occurred since July, according to the U.N.’s child agency. Still, Amiruddin and others hope their children may have lost their memories or were too young to know their address and have been taken in by other families. They also believe that their children may have been smuggled away by professional gangs. The U.N. says there is no evidence this ever occurred. Trauma counselors attribute the phenomena to the fact that so few of those killed by the tsunami in Aceh were ever identified and given a formal burial. “If they have seen no evidence their child is dead, they will have trouble accepting it,” said Amin Khoja, a social worker from the American Red Cross.