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Work begins on the new Atlético museum

first_imgThe Athletic, on the other hand, works in the construction of a perimeter fence in The outside of the stadium. This action that is being carried out on the east side and in front of the south end of the stadium, will improve the safety of the spectators by delimit so clear the parking areas Y vehicle circulation, separating them from the zones destined to the transit of people. This will better order the evacuation flows of spectators, marking well the areas destined for leisure and entertainment of public entry and exit routes.Also, a few months ago I already they opened the gardens located in front of the main facade of the stadium. And this season began with the improvement of the positions for the disabled in wheelchairs and their companions. Nine elevated platforms were created so that they have a complete view of the pitch without disturbing the spectators. They already have started the works in the new Atlético museum, one of the big projects rojiblancos for this year. The museum will occupy an area of 1,400 square meters (triple that of Vicente Calderón’s) and his openness to the public at the beginning of the next 2020-21 campaign. Currently the stadium receives about 300,000 visitors per year in days in which there is no match, that tour the Tour to know the most emblematic corners: local costumes, benches, playground, presidential box, auditorium … The club has planned double that figure once the museum opens. Currently, along with the tour of the Tour, there is a t-shirt exhibition Y legend trophiess in one of the rooms of the outer platform, where the four Zamor Trophiesconquered by Oblak next to some objects of the Slovenian goal.The Athletic will combine tradition together with most advanced technology and interactive The rojiblanca fans can review the centenary history of the Madrid club through moments, players, coaches and the values ​​that make Atlético a unique entity in the world.The transfer to Wanda Metropolitan allowed the club to create a large documentary archive where have they cataloged and saved with all security guarantees infinity of objects like t-shirts, balls, boots, posters, pictures … of the history of Atlético. The new museum will be next to the Wanda store Metropolitan.last_img read more

Govt now only have responsibility to administer routine business (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,The leader of the opposition and other opposition parties, will also have the responsibility of advancing their election campaign work in a manner that ensures that there is peace and harmony in our country. At the same time, the Guyana Election Commission has the mandate and responsibility to deliver ‘Free and Fair’ Elections.It is not surprising that the fallen Government now seems to be adopting a posture of non-cooperation while suggesting the need for review. The fact is that they were caught ‘pants down’ advancing their wicked vendetta ways. This APNU/AFC coalition must therefore do the right thing and resign; dissolve Parliament and fix the date for the 2019 Regional and National Elections. While it is expected that there will be discussions with Government and the main opposition in finalising these timelines, the process must be without delay in the interest and welfare of citizens and the country at large.The bureaucracy created by this coalition Government must not continue. In keeping with standard elections related legislation and policy, the Government cannot spend money on any new projects and continue living a lavish big life, to the detriment of the working class. All of the overindulged extravagance must stop and only basic spending must be incurred. Importantly, the main opposition, the international community and citizens will be watching.It is anticipated that GECOM must and will hit top-gear in finalising the necessary arrangements to conduct a ‘Free and Fair’ Elections. Coming off the recent Local Government Elections (LGE) should be advantageous to the necessary preparations, as the recent experiences would have served as self-warming appetizer of the requirements to be upheld and the adjustments that must be made.Among the critical issues is the preparation of the voters’ list. Given the millions of dollars recently spent on the ten continuous registration for the successful 2018 LGE, GECOM needs to state its readiness. Importantly, all Political Parties will have to ensure that the 2019 Elections are conducted in a ‘Free and fair’ manner by giving extra keen scrutiny to the process.Recently, the public and other stakeholders have had serious questions about accountability and transparency at the GECOM Secretariat. It is therefore very urgent and necessary that imminent personalities from prominent International organisations are invited to look over the preparation and conduct of the 2019 Elections.As the time of writing this column, information received indicated that many Government officials are attempting to ship fraudulently obtained monies overseas by the suitcases. Keen scrutiny must be given by the opposition. Further, this column supports the call for the immediate resignation of the President and Cabinet.We look forward to the PPP/C selecting their Presidential Candidate and wish to state that the expectations are high for total unity in the opposition’s camp.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Fire leaves Essequibo couple homeless

first_imgA fire suspected to be electrical in origin destroyed the home of Farouk Khan at Maria’s Lodge Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast on Saturday, while he was out with his wife.Based on reports received, Khan operates a trucking service, and was at the Charity Stelling when he received information that his house was on fire.His son Javid Khan, who lives two houses away from the destroyed house, reportedly saw smoke emanating from his parents’ home and rushed to the scene. He had to break the locks to the door in order to access the home. His intention was to salvage household items, but the entire upper flat of the home was already engulfed in flames.The Guyana Fire Service were summoned, but by the time they arrived on scene, the house was already destroyed.The elderly Khan told Guyana Times that all his children have moved out of the home, and it is now occupied by only his wife and him. He disclosed that he had taken all his savings to build a home in which he and his wife could be comfortable, and he estimated his losses to be in the millions.As of now, he is expected to seek refuge at one of his sons’ home.According to the Guyana Fire Service, the fire was electrical in origin. The power company has only recently changed the cycle from 50 to 60, and residents have since been complaining of experiencing electrical problems.last_img read more

Violence on TV decried

first_imgWASHINGTON – Beaten up and strapped to a chair. Once again it looks like the end for Jack Bauer, the hero of Fox Network’s hit show “24.” But using his wits and his teeth, Bauer goes for the jugular – literally. In the scene, Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, chomps on the neck of the terrorist holding him captive. He spits the blood out and makes his escape. Broadcasters are free to televise such cringe-inducing scenes of violence with relative impunity in the U.S. But a new draft report from the Federal Communications Commission suggests that the government might be able to limit violence on TV in a way that does not violate the Constitution. The long-overdue report suggests that Congress could craft a law that would let the agency regulate violent programming much as it regulates sexual content and profanity – by barring it from being aired during hours when children may be watching, for example. The report, requested by Congress, is sure to alarm executives in the broadcast and cable industry, First Amendment advocates and members of the creative community. A bipartisan group of 39 House members nearly three years ago requested a report by Jan. 1, 2005, discussing whether the FCC could define “exceedingly violent programming that is harmful to children.” It also asked whether the agency could regulate such programming “in a constitutional manner.” The FCC’s authority is limited to licensed broadcast stations. Content on cable networks that is not available over the airwaves is beyond the agency’s reach. To address cable, the report suggests that Congress could draft legislation that would mandate a “family tier” of programming or a form of channel choice known as “a la carte.” Martin has long supported such a proposal, as has Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., but the cable industry has beaten back a la carte legislation in the past. “We can’t just deal with the three or four broadcast channels – we have to be looking at what’s on cable as well,” Martin said. Creating a regulatory regime to deal with television violence would present a host of challenges for the agency, say critics. First, the FCC or Congress would have to define excessive violence. The agency is mulling several possibilities, including one devised by Morality in Media Inc., a group whose motto is “promoting decent society through law.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The report also suggests that cable and satellite TV could be subjected to an “a la carte” approach that would let viewers choose their channels. Citing studies, the draft says there is evidence that violent programming can lead to “short-term aggressive behavior in children,” according to an agency source, who asked not to be identified because the commission has not yet approved the report. “In general, what the commission’s report says is that there is strong evidence that shows violent media can have an impact on children’s behavior and there are some things that can be done about it,” FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said Thursday. The issue is bipartisan. Martin, a Republican, and Democratic Commissioner Michael Copps gave a joint interview Thursday to The Associated Press. “The pressure to do something on this is building right now,” Copps said, noting that television violence comes up regularly during media-ownership hearings he conducts across the country. “People really feel strongly about this issue all across this land. This is not a `red state’ or a `blue state’ issue.” last_img

Girls comfort and care at hospital

first_imgBut once they found Rancho Los Amigos, Kofahl said, they started raising money so they could take gifts to the patients on their visits. “One memorable fundraiser was a snow-cone sale, where they raised $240 in 20 minutes,” Kofahl said. “And that’s because they’re good publicists, and well-organized. “They amaze me on a daily basis through the level of maturity they have and their commitment to this project,” Kofahl said. Equally as impressed are the folks at Rancho Los Amigos, says recreational therapist Julie Helgren, who works in the hospital’s pediatric unit. The girls have even “adopted” one Spanish-speaking boy whose family doesn’t live in the country, Helgren said. “They bring him Happy Meals, they sit and play board games with him, and one of the girls even said she’d bring her Nintendo game system,” Helgren said. “That’s a huge service in and of itself,” she added. “He just needs someone to talk to him.” Although Hutchinson would like to continue Kids Who Care, the girls – who are all moving to high school next year – say they’re going to keep volunteering, especially during the summer when they have more time. “That’s what’s neat about them,” Helgren said. “They don’t care if they get hours for it, they just want to come. And that’s really great.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – Not many kids can appreciate being healthy, able-bodied children who get to run and jump and play outdoors with other children their age. But there are some notable exceptions – including nine girls at Hutchinson Middle School hoping to turn their small school project into an international spotlight on Kids Who Care. Kids Who Care, a program at Hutchinson where teens visit young patients at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital in Downey, began as a simple idea to fulfill a school/community service project set forth by Associated Student Body adviser Carol Kofahl. It started in December, when ASB members Ariana Ricarte, Emma Ramirez, Shireen Dideban, Andrea Landeros and Charlene Gantan showed up in the hospital’s pediatric unit to help decorate for the holidays. Five months later, the group has expanded by four more eighth-graders – Victoria Gavia, Justine Ceballos, Samantha Caplan and Stephanie De Anda – and is at the hospital at least once a month, bringing gifts for the young patients and keeping them company during a difficult period in their lives. As such, all nine girls and Hutchinson school officials were on hand Friday at the hospital’s annual volunteer luncheon, where they were honored for their service and their Kids Who Care club. “I want this program to become international because I feel it’s just something we all should do,” said Ricarte, who spearheaded the project. “I’m surprised it’s something that’s not going on more often. “A lot of the kids at the hospital don’t have families who are in the area, and they need kids their own age to visit them,” the teen added. “It’s great for them to have someone new to see and give them something to brighten their day.” At first, the girls had problems finding a hospital where they could volunteer because they were considered too young, Kofahl said. last_img read more

Conte calls for ‘realism’ over Chelsea’s title chances

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against Bornemouth at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on October 28, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKBOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Antonio Conte has admitted Chelsea face a daunting challenge if they are to claw back the nine-point deficit to leaders Manchester City and successfully defend their Premier League title.A 1-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday ensured Conte’s men didn’t lose more ground to Pep Guardiola’s side and the head coach insisted the win provided a welcome boost to the London club’s confidence ahead of the midweek trip to face AS Roma in the Champions League. But the Italian refused to look too far into the future and warned of the difficulties that lie ahead for Chelsea in merely attempting to secure their position in the top four of the Premier League before setting their sights any higher.“At this moment we must be realistic by going game by game,” said Conte. “We have 19 points and we deserve to have 19 points. We are first in our group in the Champions League.“We went into the next round of the Carabao (League) Cup after going out in the second round last season. I’m very happy for this group. There are players who are very honest, players who want to fight until the end for something important.”As for remaining in the top four, Conte said: “Are we able to do this? I don’t know. But we will try to stay there. I know very well that, in England in this league, there are six top teams, very strong.“Four go into the Champions League. Two have to stay out and play Europa League. Last season we saw this. It was very, very, very difficult.”Eden Hazard’s 51st-minute goal settled the outcome of a game at Dean Court that Chelsea should have taken control of in the first half.“I must be pleased for this game, for the performance,” said Conte. “For a big part of the game we played very well, with maturity and good possession, and tried to create and find the right ball between the lines, or to switch the play.“We could have been more clinical in the first half. In this type of game, you must be able to kill the game. But I think, tonight, we deserved to win.“A good win for our confidence, a good win before another tough game against Roma in the Champions League. I think I saw a lot of positive things tonight.”– Kante hope –N’Golo Kante was again missing but Conte was hopeful the midfielder would return for the Champions League tie at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.“I hope, I hope,” he said. “He could be ready. But you know very well the importance of this player. I want to be sure he is ready.“Honestly, I hope to have him in this game. But I’d prefer not to take a risk. If he’s ready, he plays.”Defeat left Bournemouth in the bottom three and manager Eddie Howe admitted the south coast club must find a way to be more creative in their play.“We have to work out why we’ve gone from a free-scoring team to a side who struggle to create clear-cut chances. I have to work it out. I have to find the right formula,” he said.“We are concerned with our league position, of course we are. We have a key run of games coming up next month, particularly when you look at the games in December.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_img– Treble still on for Ajax –Ajax take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Tottenham on Wednesday as they eye a first final in that competition since 1996.They warmed up for that game by brushing aside Willem II 4-0 in the Dutch Cup final in Rotterdam on Sunday, with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scoring twice and Daley Blind and Rasmus Kristensen also on target.A dream treble remains a possibility for Erik ten Hag’s team, then. They are currently level on points with PSV Eindhoven at the top of the league with two games left.Ajax have only done the treble once before, in 1972 during Johan Cruyff’s days as a player.– Getafe might actually do it –Angel scored Getafe’s second goal as they beat Girona 2-0 to close on Champions League qualification © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOWhile Barcelona have wrapped up another La Liga title, and Atletico Madrid look set to finish second ahead of Real Madrid, the identity of the fourth Spanish qualifier for next season’s Champions League has still to be decided.However, it looks like Getafe, the small and unfashionable club from a nondescript Madrid satellite town, might just pip two more illustrious names to fourth place.Jose Bordalas’s team beat Girona 2-0 on Sunday and are three points clear of Valencia and Sevilla with two games remaining.The ‘Azulones’ will definitely be in Europe next season, and for the top four they would beat Sevilla on head-to-head if the teams ended level on points, but would lose out in a tie with Valencia. Getafe’s next game, though, is at Barcelona.“It was unthinkable that Getafe would be in the fight for Europe. We need to enjoy this,” said Bordalas.– Title race nearly over for Dortmund –Borussia Dortmund fans rebuked coach Lucien Favre with a banner reading “It’s only over when it’s over” ahead of their side’s game in Bremen on Saturday.Lucien Favre’s Borussia Dortmund threw away a two-goal lead to draw at Werder Bremen as their Bundesliga title hopes took another big blow © AFP/File / THOMAS KIENZLEFavre had openly given up on the title race after last weekend’s derby defeat against Schalke, only to be granted a reprieve when leaders Bayern Munich dropped points in Nuremberg.Yet Dortmund capitulated again against Werder, throwing away a two-goal lead in the space of five minutes in the second half.A goalkeeping howler from Roman Buerki and an equaliser from Claudio Pizarro saw Dortmund slip four points behind Bayern with two games left.It was the fourth time Dortmund had thrown away a lead since December, when they held a nine-point lead. Bayern can now win a seventh successive title by beating RB Leipzig next Saturday.– Saint-Etienne still dreaming –Saint-Etienne could yet pip rivals Lyon to Champions League qualification in France © AFP / YANN COATSALIOUSaint-Etienne famously claim the square goal-posts at Hampden Park were responsible for them losing the 1976 European Cup final to Bayern Munich.The 10-time French champions have not graced Europe’s leading club competition since 1981, and have had to watch their great rivals Lyon become regulars in the Champions League in the last two decades.Yet there remains a real chance that they will pip Lyon to third place in Ligue 1 this season, thereby clearing the path for a return to the big time.Les Verts came from behind to win 3-2 at Monaco on Sunday, making it six wins and a draw in their last seven games. Meanwhile, third-placed Lyon were held 2-2 at home by Lille and are now just a point above Saint-Etienne with three games left.– Insigne committed to Napoli –Lorenzo Insigne snatched victory for Napoli on Sunday with a late, late penalty against Cagliari © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLILorenzo Insigne insisted he was committed to Napoli after his 98th-minute penalty snatched a 2-1 win over Cagliari to seal second place in Serie A.“I’m waiting for the president. I gave the maximum willingness to continue, I hope the signing will come soon,” said the 27-year-old.“I’m the captain and it’s an important responsibility for me. I really care about this shirt and I will do everything I can to hold it high.”Insigne has scored 14 goals this season for his boyhood club, who he joined as a 15-year-old in 2006. He has made 300 appearances and scored 76 goals since moving up to the first team in 2009.ta-ea-kih-as/iwd0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ajax players celebrate after winning the Dutch Cup final against Willem II on Sunday © ANP/AFP / Olaf KRAAKPARIS, France, May 6 – Ajax warmed up for their Champions League semi-final return against Tottenham Hotspur by lifting their first silverware of the campaign, while some surprise names remain in the running to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition next season.Here, AFP Sport takes a look at five main talking points from the weekend in European football:last_img read more

Neighborhood Council meetings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre PORTER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. 818-360-5706. NORTHRIDGE WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Beckford Avenue Elementary School, 19130 Tulsa St., Northridge. 818-886-3534. SUNLAND-TUJUNGA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. 818-951-7411. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here is a list of this week’s neighborhood council meetings. For future meetings and other neighborhood council news, check out The Valley Hub at dailynews.com. MISSION HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 6 p.m. Tuesday, San Jose Street Elementary School, 14928 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Representatives from Pacoima Graffiti Busters and the LAPD’s Tagging Task Force will speak. 818-892-2414; www.mhnc.org. WINNETKA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Valley Village, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. 818-676-9766. www.winnetkanc.com. SUN VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. 818-767-6766. last_img read more

Chelsea eye defensive duo, Spurs track Germany ace, PLUS world record Mbappe bid

first_imgHere are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Paris Saint-Germain are determined to beat Arsenal and Real Madrid to the signing of Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe by launching a world-record £119million bid for the 18-year-old striker, who scored 26 goals for the French champions last season. (Daily Mirror)Antonio Conte has urged the Chelsea board to secure either Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci or Virgil van Dijk of Southampton as he looks to bolster the Blues’ back line. (The Guardian)Conte won three Serie A titles while managing Bonucci at Juve but, but it is claimed his £50m valuation will prove a stumbling block, while a move for Van Dijk, who at one point seemed close to signing for Liverpool, would represent a signing more in keeping with Chelsea’s transfer strategy. (The Guardian)Robert Lewandowski is set to remain at Bayern Munich this summer despite talks with Chelsea and Manchester United. The Poland international is keen on a move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish club were not one of the interested clubs. (@GuillemBalague on Twitter)Tottenham are now ready to approach Schalke for Germany Under-21 winger Max Meyer after he was made available for a half-price fee of £17.5m. (The Sun)When Mauricio Pochettino enquired about Meyer last summer he was quoted £39m but the 21-year-old is refusing to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga club and will be allowed to depart. (The Sun)Liverpool have put a £15million price tag on left-back Alberto Moreno, despite barely featuring for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season. (Daily Telegraph)An £11m bid from Napoli was dismissed this week and both Inter and AC Milan are keen to snap up a player who cost Liverpool £12m three years ago. (Daily Telegraph)Relegated Middlesbrough are believed to be holding out for more than £20m for England defender Ben Gibson, amid reports Stoke City are willing to pay around £12m for the 24-year-old centre-back. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are set to table a new bid for Juventus for Alex Sandro. Juve revealed on Thursday they had received a ‘substantial offer’ for the Brazilian full-back from an unnamed club. (@FabrizioRomano on Twitter)Tottenham have contacted Fiorentina regarding a move for midfielder Matias Vecino. FULL STORY HERELeeds United’s wantaway left-back Charlie Taylor is likely on his way to Burnley, although West Brom are reportedly trying to scupper the Clarets’ move for the wantaway Leeds left-back. (Burnley Express)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Peter Schmeichel admits it would be a ‘dream’ to see his son Kasper play for Manchester UnitedRay Wilkins insists Chelsea will be wasting their money by splashing out £35million on Tiemoue BakayokoRay Wilkins believes John Terry would be a huge success if he was to complete a move to Championship outfit Aston Villa this summerStoke have ‘no plans to sell’ Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, insists chairman Peter CoatesManchester United transfer news: Red Devils ‘considering number of offers’ for out-of-favour starlet Adnan JanuzajTransfer news: Blaise Matuidi considering offers to leave Paris Saint-German amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester UnitedThe agent of Arsenal and West Ham target Carlos Bacca has hinted his client may consider a move to Marseille Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean Michael Seri will NOT be leaving Nice this summer, insists club presidentInter Milan have joined the race for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesnylast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The two cars stolen from outside a Letterkenny house during a burglary last night have been recovered.The cars, a Renault Clio and a Peugeot 307, had been taken from outside a home in the Long Lane area.The cars were found a short time ago in the vicinity of the Long Lane. The cars are not damaged.However it is understood the laptop, a wallet and a phone stolen in the creeper burglary are missing.Nobody has yet been arrested in relation to the theft.Sgt Paul Wallace has reminded people to make sure all valuables are kept out of sight at night and also to ensure that all windows and doors are locked. Crime Prevention officer Wallace will be in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre today between 3 and 5pm to give advice on home security.  COMMUNITY ALERT: STOLEN CARS RECOVERED BUT BURGLARS STILL ON RUN was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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