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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Brazil confirm appointment of Tite as new coach to replace the sacked Dunga

first_imgTite has been appointed as the new coach of Brazil, the Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol has announced.The 55-year-old replaces former boss Dunga, who was sacked last week following the Selecao’s failure to progress from the group stage at the Copa America.The veteran coach leaves a third spell at Corinthians to take charge of the national team after guiding the Sao Paulo club to a second Campeonato Brasileiro title in 2015.“It’s official! Tite is the coach of the Brazilian national team,” read a statement on the CFB’s website.“On Monday afternoon, Adenor Leonardo Bacchi was officially presented as the new commander of Canarinho.”Assistant coach Cleber Xavier, technical and technological coordinator Matheus Bacchi, and football coordinator Edu Gaspar have also joined the management staff of the five time World Cup winners.“Now the time has come, I understood that I should accept being coach of the Brazilian national team and that should be part of my career,” he said.“It’s a personal goal and perhaps my best professional moment.”Tite began his managerial career in 1990 but enjoyed his greatest success in his second spell at Corinthians between 2010 and 2013 as he guided them to the Brazilian title, the Copa Libertadores and the World Club Cup.He then spent time out of management, travelling the world to study coaching, before returning to Corinthians in 2014. 1 Tite [left] is unveiled as Brazil’s new boss last_img read more

First bundle of joy of 2006 arrives in A.V.

first_imgLANCASTER – Edelina Jessie Andeola became the Antelope Valley’s first new resident of 2006, born at Antelope Valley Hospital at 1:39 a.m. Sunday. Weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, she is the second child born to parents Rachel Becerra and Andrew Andeola of Palmdale. “It’s always a delight to deliver the first baby of the year,” said obstetrician Dr. William Jurewitz. “This tiny human being represents hope for a peaceful and healthy new year in our community and throughout the world.” More than 5,000 babies are born annually at the hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson – Daily News 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

49ers to take the court tonight

first_imgThe Long Beach State men’s volleyball team, expected to make a strong push for a national championship, plays an exhibition match against a squad from the University of Alberta at 7:30 tonight in the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers open their season Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock against USC in a two-day tournament at UC Santa Barbara. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The championship match is set for 6:30 Saturday evening. Alan Knipe, in his sixth season as his alma mater’s head coach, returned much of the personnel including setter Tyler Hildebrand, outside hitter Robert Tarr and middle blocker Duncan Budinger from a team that finished 22-10 and ranked No. 3 last season. last_img read more

Lakers notes: Bryant shows off his killer instinct to James

first_img Bryant’s final shot was over James’ outstretched hands with just eight seconds left and proved to be the deciding points in the Lakers’ 99-98 victory. James followed Bryant’s shot by missing a free throw that could have tied the score and a 15-foot jumper that could have won the game. “And that’s how I was. I was one of those kids that just hated to lose. From Little League (on up).” Bryant reported no problems with the sprained wrist he suffered during Thursday’s game and expects to play tonight when the Lakers visit Golden State. Tonight’s game precedes Monday’s huge matchup against Miami at Staples Center and follows Thursday’s electric game against James and the Cavaliers. In other words, the Lakers have to guard against overlooking the Warriors. “We’re not overlooking them at all,” Bryant said. “The last time we were up there, we lost by like 40 points. You don’t forget stuff like that. It should be a fun game.” Lost in translation: Lost in the shuffle of Bryant’s magical game-winning stretch against the Cavaliers was the impressive game Lamar Odom put together. Odom had 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, often times going right at James on drives to the basket or post-ups in the paint. “We liked a couple of matchups in that game where Lamar was concerned,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. As a result, Odom was more aggressive than usual on offense as the Lakers tried to take advantage of mismatches on James and Donyell Marshall. “It was a good game for Lamar and hopefully it’s something he can build on,” Jackson said. Vincent Bonsignore, (818) 713-3612 vincent.bonsignore@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LeBron James must have sensed something looming when he told ESPN The Magazine this month that he hasn’t yet acquired the killer instinct Kobe Bryant plays with. As if on cue, Bryant beat James’ Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday by sinking three straight long jumpers over a 90-second span of the fourth period. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita A day later, reporters relayed James’ comments to Bryant, then asked if his killer instinct was something he developed or was born with. Bryant just smiled. “I’ve just always been that way,” Bryant said. “Always. From the word go.” Bryant’s penchant for winning hasn’t always made him the most popular person on the court. From grade school to now, it’s probably lost him some friends. “It rubbed a lot of people the wrong way,” Bryant admitted. “But I didn’t care. That’s just who I was. It helped that I had my family and my father and my uncles telling me you just have to go out there and be competitive and do what you’ve got to do. last_img read more

The North West Hearing Clinic – listening to people’s needs for almost 20 years

first_imgAlong with their sight, a person’s hearing is one of the most important aspects of their well-being. Padraig MacGinty recognised this factor when he established The North West Hearing Clinic 19 years ago in Letterkenny.Since then he has been serving the needs of people with a hearing impairment from all over the North West region including throughout Donegal. The demand to cater for the well-being of people’s hearing was evident.Ten years ago he opened his second shop in Sligo and since then The Sligo Hearing Aid Centre has also become the place to go to for professional advice, top quality hearing aids and earwax removal.Padraig MacGintyPadraig is a Fellow of both the British and Irish Societies of Hearing Aid Audiology. He is the Registrar of the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiology.He says “the most reason people don’t want to get their hearing checked is because they are afraid they may need hearing aids. “However a simple look into the ear, very often reveals an ear canal full of wax that just needs to be extracted!“Years ago hearing aids were very cumbersome and unsightly that whistled a lot. Now they are very discreet, digitally intelligent and giving unimaginable results.“The world of hearing aid manufacturing has come a long way in recent years thankfully”.The North West Hearing Clinic – they listen to people’s needs when it comes to hearing.The North West Hearing Clinic – listening to people’s needs for almost 20 years was last modified: March 28th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

IT’S BACK TO THE 80s FOR LORETO GIRLS (AND JUST LOOK AT THAT HAIR!)

first_imgEX-CONVENT girls are set for a trip down memory lane next month – at reunion bash.The year in celebration is 1985; the year Bob Geldof ran Live Aid at Wembley, the first commercial flight took off from Knock and in Ballinspittle in Co Cork two woman claimed to have seen a statue of Mary move!The reunion is for students who started at Loreto convent in Letterkenny 1985. One of organisers Helen Kelley told us: “We are holding a big get-together in Arena 7 on Saturday May 12th at 7.30pm. All money raised on the night will go to the Donegal Hospice.“A great night is promised and we would like to thank everyone who has shown an interest to date, submitted photos (although some quite dubious!!) and shared their stories.“Already it has been a great trip down memory lane and we haven’t even had the main event yet! Hope to see as many people as possible all there.”For ticket information and further details email loretoreunion85@gmail.com or check out the Facebook page, ‘Loreto Letterkenny Class of ’85 Reunion’. Or talk to one of the organising committee:Helen KelleyRoisin Melia PattersonDonna BroganTracy Cannon Helen StewartMargaret DevenneyIT’S BACK TO THE 80s FOR LORETO GIRLS (AND JUST LOOK AT THAT HAIR!) was last modified: April 24th, 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:IT’S BACK TO THE 80s FOR LORETO GIRLS (AND JUST LOOK AT THAT HAIR!)loreto convent letterkennylast_img read more

PADDYS AND PATRICIAS GO CLOSE BUT NO WORLD RECORD!

first_imgIt might be the most popular name in Ireland but there wasn’t enough Paddys or Patricias to set a new world record in Co Donegal today.Was Packie at the Finn Valley centre today?The Twins Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar was the setting for an attempt to break the world record for the most number of people with the same name in the same place at the same time!Other versions of the name Paddy including Pauric, Pat and Patricia were accepted as hundreds queued up at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar from 4.30pm onwards. In the end, however, organisers managed close to 800 Paddys and Patricias.Organiser Kathy Taaffe said she was proud of the attempt but the cold weather may have played a part in keeping people away.“It was a bitterly cold day but we really did come so close. It was no mean feat getting almost 800 people with the name Paddy, Patricia or Patsy.“There was a great atmosphere here and everyone really got into the fun of things but we just didn’t have the number in the end. “Who knows though, we may just give it another go next year,” she said.Organisers needed a total of 1,070 Paddys or Patricias to beat the current record which was set in Dubai in 2005 when 1,096 Muhammads gathered.The Guinness Book of World Records has set down strict guidelines to make sure it is a genuine world record attempt.Entrants needed to bring a copy of their birth certificate to prove their name and variations of the name Paddy must be agreed beforehand by organisers.The event, which was called “We’re Counting On You Paddy”, was part of the Twin Towns Gathering Project. PADDYS AND PATRICIAS GO CLOSE BUT NO WORLD RECORD! was last modified: March 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Finn Valley CentrePaddyworld recordlast_img read more

Centrist Kadima wins vote

first_imgJERUSALEM – A giant portrait of Ariel Sharon towered over the stage as his protege, Ehud Olmert, declared victory in Israel’s elections. The symbolism was fitting, since the prime minister’s aura hung over the entire campaign. Olmert, who promised he would follow in his mentor’s footsteps, began his speech with a nod toward Hadassah Hospital, where Sharon was lying in a coma after suffering a devastating stroke in January. The acting prime minister then launched into his vision for the future, saying he will seek negotiations with the Palestinians but act on his own if necessary to draw final borders. Olmert has said that if elected he would withdraw from much of the West Bank and set Israel’s borders by 2010. The turnout was the lowest in Israel’s history, and the results showed voters turning away from conventional political parties to an assortment of third parties. The aftermath will likely be a period of difficult negotiations between Olmert and potential coalition partners. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event “Today, Israeli democracy has spoken its piece, in a loud and clear voice,” Olmert declared. “Israel wants Kadima,” which means forward in Hebrew. Labor leader Amirt Peretz and Likud chief Benjamin Netanyahu called Olmert to congratulate him, as did British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Standing below a massive portrait of Sharon, Olmert said he was ready for new peace talks and was prepared to make painful compromises such as uprooting some Jewish settlements in the West Bank and allowing Palestinians to have a state. “In the coming period, we will move to set the final borders of the state of Israel, a Jewish state with a Jewish majority,” Olmert said. “We will try to achieve this in an agreement with the Palestinians.” Olmert has said he would govern only with parties that accept his program, and projections showed a center-left coalition capturing 61 to 65 seats in the 120-member parliament. The hawkish parties fell far short of their plan to win enough seats to block Olmert’s program. As Israel held its election, the Palestinian parliament approved a new Cabinet led by the Hamas militant group, which refuses to renounce violence or recognize Israel’s right to exist. Incoming Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told Al-Jazeera television that he opposed Olmert’s plan. “Such a plan definitely won’t be accepted by the Palestinian people or the Palestinian government,” he said. Aides to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a moderate from the Fatah Party, called for immediately renewing talks on the internationally backed “road map” peace plan under the auspices of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which he heads. Olmert has said he supports the road map but will not wait indefinitely for a peace deal and would move unilaterally after a reasonable period of time. Israeli officials have ruled out talks with Hamas unless the Islamic group renounces violence and accepts Israel’s right to exist, demands Hamas has so far rejected. It remains unclear whether Olmert would negotiate with Abbas without a change in Hamas’ position. With results in from 96 percent of the polling stations, Kadima was winning 28 seats, Labor 20 and Likud 11. The leader of the largest party is traditionally asked first to try to form a ruling coalition. Whether Olmert chooses to form a government with dovish parties or more hard-line factions could determine his ability to carry out his plan. Olmert could form a coalition with Labor, the dovish Meretz and a party that advocates pensions for retirees, or he could add the ultra-Orthodox Shas or United Torah Judaism parties to his government. Olmert, the vice prime minister and former mayor of Jerusalem, took over the party after Sharon suffered a devastating Jan. 4 stroke and immediately became the favorite to win the elections. Much of Kadima’s campaign was built around Sharon, Israel’s most popular politician, and his legacy resonated with many voters. “It was important for me to vote, to continue the way of Sharon,” said Rina Golan, 65, who voted for Kadima. But Sharon had been much more circumspect than Olmert about his postelection plans. He never spoke of drawing final borders, and said there would not be an additional unilateral pullout in the West Bank. Labor’s total represented a strong showing by Peretz, who ran on a social platform advocating a higher minimum wage and guaranteed pensions for the elderly. “The Labor Party has regained its credibility,” said Labor lawmaker Colette Avital. Likud, which had dominated Israeli politics for decades, was crushed, appearing to capture less than one-third of the 38 seats it won in the previous election. Netanyahu, the former prime minister and current party head, warned that further unilateral withdrawals would bring Hamas closer to Israel. “We have no doubt that the Likud suffered a hard blow,” Netanyahu told his party activists. He blamed Sharon, who bolted Likud to form Kadima, for leaving behind “a broken and shattered party.” A strong majority of voters turned away from Likud and Labor, the only two parties that have ever ruled Israel, to vote for the new Kadima and fringe parties. Though other attempts to create a strong centrist party in Israel have failed, analysts said Sharon’s personal popularity gave Kadima its edge. Two marginal parties posted strong showings in the exit polls. Israel Beitenu, a party aimed at Israeli immigrants from the former Soviet Union, would like to redraw Israel’s borders to put fewer Arabs and more Jews inside. It posted a double-digit showing as expected, with partial results giving it 12 seats. The party has two lawmakers in the outgoing parliament. The pensioners’ party appeared to be the surprise protest vote of the election, taking seven seats, the partial returns showed. The party, headed by former Mossad spymaster Rafi Eitan, who oversaw a sensational espionage operation against the U.S. in the 1980s, was not represented in the current parliament. Kadima said this party was a natural coalition partner for Olmert. The Shas party was projected to get 13 seats. The record low voter turnout, 63.2 percent, was attributed partly to Kadima’s dominance during the campaign. But the apathy was also a reflection of Israelis’ disillusionment with rampant government corruption and veteran politicians’ switching parties, which many saw as purely opportunistic. 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

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free health lecture will discuss “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. at Gold Feather Realty, 22621 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Cost: $10. Call (661) 702-6977. Relay For Life team captain meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Adult Health Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 296-0081.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Registration and first rehearsal for ESCAPE Children’s Theatre’s musical, “Grease,” 6-7:30 p.m. for grades 5-7 and 7:30-9 p.m. for grades 8-12 at Mitchell School, 16821 Goodvale Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-5264 or visit www.escapetheatre.org. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. last_img read more

To stay or leave temblor country

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Historians of the 1906 earthquake generally agree on this point: San Francisco will fall again in a future quake. But they disagree over whether people should love the city or leave it. As San Francisco prepared to mark today’s centennial of the Great Quake, two leading historians staked out differing positions on the region’s long-term prospects. One envisioned an abandoned, quake-battered San Francisco Bay Area in ruins; the other said he has planted roots here, and isn’t budging. Simon Winchester, the British author of “A Crack In The Edge Of The World,” a book about the disaster that struck on April 18, 1906, can imagine a time hundreds of years hence when San Francisco is deserted. “There will come a time when the city is knocked down again and again and again,” he said. Philip L. Fradkin, author of “The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself,” didn’t disagree, but like millions of others, he has chosen to make the Bay Area his home in spite of the threat. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“San Francisco fell and it will fall again,” Fradkin said. “And if we can’t deal with the realities of history, we’re lost.” Fradkin and Winchester spoke Monday at a Commonwealth Club forum on the Great Quake, one of dozens of Bay Area events this week commemorating the event. Fradkin pointed out that the same forces that give Northern California earthquakes also give it dramatic, mountainous landscape. “You can move to Iowa where it’s flat and there is no danger,” Fradkin said. “I’m going to keep living here.”last_img read more