BARCELONA, Spain (AP):Atletico Madrid substitute Luciano Vietto scored a late goal to snatch a 1-1 draw against crosstown rivals Real Madrid yesterday, denying Rafa Benitez’s side the chance to reclaim the Spanish league lead.Karim Benzema gave Madrid a great start with his league-leading sixth goal to quiet the Vicente Calderon crowd just nine minutes into the match, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas protected that advantage by saving Antoine Griezmann’s penalty in the 22nd minute.But as Madrid settled for defending instead of seeking a second goal to seal the win, Atletico pushed forward and Vietto poked in a cross from fellow substitute Jackson Martinez that the goalie couldn’t handle in the 83rd.”We had the win in our hands,” Navas said. “This isn’t the result we wanted, but it’s a point and we have to value it. We committed a mistake and in these games errors are paid for dearly.”SQUANDERED OPPORTUNITYStill unbeaten, Madrid squandered the opportunity to overtake Villarreal at the top of the standings after the leader lost 1-0 at Levante earlier.Madrid were left one point behind in second place, level on points with Celta Vigo in third and Barcelona in fourth after the defending champions’ 2-1 loss at Sevilla on Saturday.Diego Simeone’s Atletico remained in fifth place, three points off Vilarreal’s pace.”We snatched a point, and tried to get the win, but it wasn’t to be,” the 21-year-old Vietto said after his first goal for Atletico since transferring from Villareal following his breakout last season.
A miner of Lot 23 Friendship, East Bank Demerara, was slapped with charges of break and enter and simple larceny and appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Anthony Lall pleaded not guilty to the first charge which stated that between September 13 and October 3, 2016, he broke and entered the dwelling of Shonelle Douglas, stealing a television and a gas bottle, totalling $115,000.The second charge stated that Lall stole two 500-gallon black tanks valued $60,000 from Douglas around the same time; he also pleaded not guilty to this charge.Police prosecutor Deniro Jones stated that Douglass secured her house between September 13 and October 3, 2016, and left, however, upon her return she noticed the said items missing.Jones added that Douglas made a report, after which ranks investigated and caught Lall with the items in his possession.Lall explained to the court that he did not steal the tanks but that they were given to him to sell. He said he told Police where the man resided who gave him the items but no investigations were done.The unrepresented defendant was placed on $25,000 bail altogether. The matter was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court where Lall is scheduled to appear on October 18, 2016.
Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has reiterated the Liberian government’s commitment to partnering with the international community including the United States of America to tackle the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.During a brief discussion with a US delegation comprising Ambassador Deborah Malac and Major General Darryl A. Williams, Commander of the U.S. Army Africa at his Capitol Building offices, Vice President Boakai recognized the pivotal role that Liberia’s partners are playing in the national fight against the killer disease, adding that the collective effort of government and its partners will help eradicate the virus.Specifically addressing the United States’ role in the fight, Vice President Baokai pointed out that the involvement of the United States in the Ebola crisis in Liberia is the “outcome of the traditional relationship that exists between the Republic of Liberia and the United States spanning over a century and a half.”The outbreak of Ebola has crippled every sector of the country, VP Boakai said, but he expressed optimism for a quick recovery.VP Boakai said “Liberia is poised to work with the United States and partners to ensure that the menace is eradicated from the nation in order to make way for the country to move on with its national development agenda.“There will be a cut in bureaucratic red tape to ensure that the program put into place by the government of Liberia to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus is executed without hindrance,” the VP further noted.He lamented that the epidemic has touched every aspect of the Liberian society, but said he believes the country is poised to overcome the tragedy.For her part, US Ambassador Deborah Malac reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to working on processes that will support the plans of the Liberian Government in containing the spread of the Ebola virus. She acknowledged the challenges associated with containing the virus, but said her government was determined to accomplish the task.“We will get on top of this,” Ambassador Malac declared.Earlier, Major General Williams disclosed plans to help with the effort including the construction of a twenty five bed hospital and two mobile laboratories and in partnership with the Armed Forces of Liberia, making every endeavor to address the needs of the people.The US General expressed gratitude for the hospitality and reception he and his team have received since their arrival in Liberia.In closing, Amb. Malac expressed optimism in the collective fight, adding that soon Ebola will be eradicated from the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It might feel like a recession to those in real estate, but the housing cool-down won’t spread that condition to the rest of the state’s economy, according to the UCLA Anderson forecast being released today. “While there’s some wiggle room on how weak real estate will be and how much other sectors will offset this weakness, there is still no other sector that looks poised to combine with real estate to generate enough job losses to cause a recession,” UCLA economist Ryan Ratcliff said in his assessment. He is calling for job growth this year of 1.3 percent, moderating to 0.9 percent the next year, then ticking back up to 1.6 percent in 2009. And he doesn’t anticipate that the housing sector troubles will trigger a replay of the early 1990s, when prices collapsed and foreclosures skyrocketed. “We’ve been sort of beating the drum since 2005 that we expect to see flat prices and falling sales,” he said. “We’ve never seen this thing turning into a full-blown recession. Most of the adjustment was going to be on the sales side.” That’s exactly what has been taking place in many areas of the state for the past 18 months. Seeing price hikes UCLA economists note that mortgage defaults are spiking in markets where new homes make up a large part of sales and first-time buyers overextended themselves as builders offered aggressive financing packages. While the Central Valley and Inland Empire are experiencing some of that distress, Los Angeles County, the state’s biggest market, is still seeing price increases. The forecast also notes that revisions made in March to employment numbers paint a much brighter picture than the original snapshot of California’s economy last year. Job numbers for 2006 were revised up by 52,000 positions, which boosted the growth rate from 1.1 percent to 1.8 percent. It’s modest, considering that the 2005 revision included about that many jobs in the Inland Empire alone, but it is a good indicator that California’s economy is absorbing the real-estate slowdown better than expected. While real-estate sector jobs were revised downward, others, such as technology, got a boost. But Ratcliff notes that the real-estate slowdown is still strong enough to push the annual job growth under 1 percent. He does anticipate more fallout as the subprime lending sector continues to unwind. Tighter standards Every quarter, the Federal Reserve surveys loan officers around the country to evaluate developments in credit availability. The forecast notes that in the January sample, 16 percent tightened credit standards in the final three months of 2006. And while it’s not a huge number, it’s a significant change. Borrowers benefited from looser standards earlier in the year, which is the biggest positive tightening response since the early 1990s. Tighter credit standards will depress sales totals for some time to come, Ratcliff said. “Is there going to be something that comes along and picks up the slack from real estate and provides some kind of a cushion?” he said. “That scenario is still going to look good.” Outlook for growth Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said he thinks UCLA might be a tad conservative in its growth estimates. His outlook calls for a growth rate of 1.5 percent this year, rebounding to 1.8 percent in 2008. “You have decent trends in most of your major industries,” he said. And the economic footprint now is much bigger than it was during the housing meltdown of the 1990s, when one sector pulled down another. “That was a three-legged economy — real estate, aerospace and entertainment,” Kyser said. “And aerospace got blown to smithereens.” — Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea v FC Porto, Wednesday 9 December, 7:45pm kick off (GROUP G)Chelsea are still hopeful of finishing top of their group as they welcome Jose Mourinho’s former side to Stamford Bridge, but could yet end up third and in the Europa League.What they need: Chelsea and FC Porto are level at the top on 10 points, so whoever wins this clash would seal a first-placed finish. A draw would also see Chelsea qualify, in second place, but a defeat for the Blues would leave them praying Dynamo Kiev fail to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv at home, otherwise Mourinho’s men will be bound for the Europa League. 3 It’s over to you London clubs…Arsenal and Chelsea both require positive results to reach the last 16 after a mixed night for the Manchester clubs on Tuesday.Wolfsburg 3-2 Man UnitedMan City 4-2 MonchengladbachAllow talkSPORT, therefore, to explain what the Gunners and the Blues require to make the next round:Olympiakos v Arsenal, Wednesday 9 December, 7:45pm kick off (GROUP F) – live on talkSPORTSuch has been the Gunners’ dismal form in the competition that victory alone may not be enough to see them progress to the knockout stages. What they need: Arsenal need to win by two or more goals, or seal a one-goal victory in which they have scored three or more. For example, Arsene Wenger’s side would qualify with a 2-0 scoreline or a 3-2. Any win for Arsenal other than 1-0 or 2-1 will see them through. 3 3 Arsene Wenger
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Oscar parties give L.A. hangover” (March 7): Why should we citizens who work so hard to make a living subsidize the Tinseltown bashes? No other industry generates the kind of income the entertainment industry does. With our city deficit, I don’t consider this money well spent. L.A. is bursting at the seams, with no money to take care of our current needs. When my organization needs additional security, we hire off-duty police officers. Why is the entertainment industry exempt from paying its own way? If every motion picture and television star made $1,000 less per year (from their $50,000 and more per episode or $60 million or more per movie) these expenses could be covered, probably with money left over. Come on, Hollywood, step forward and cover your costs. – Ellen Fremed Northridge Academy costs Re “Oscar parties give L.A. hangover” (March 7): Regarding the article about Los Angeles absorbing $1 million in costs due to the Oscar show, I’d like to point out that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pays the city well over $1 million yearly to cover security costs – police and fire. In addition, the academy spends over $20 million to put on the televised Oscar show each year – with almost all of that money spent locally. In addition, the academy will be investing over $200 million to build and maintain a museum celebrating the history of motion pictures and will build the facility here in Los Angeles. This project alone will create thousands of high-paying jobs, both in construction and in the maintenance of the museum and will help bring tourists to our area from all over the world. – David W. Fleming Universal City Costly events Re “Oscar parties give L.A. hangover” (March 7): I found it most interesting that the story of this year’s Oscar expenses absorbed by L.A. is about $1 million. How ironic is it that the story continued on Page 9, right alongside a picture of levees overflowing in Schellville, Calif.? – Cathy DuVall Winnetka Call that a song? Songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and “Love is a Many Spendored Thing” were among the many great songs with unforgettable melodies and classic lyrics that were Oscar winners in the past. Now, we add to this list a rap “song,” if you want to dignify it by calling it a song, about a pimp. Anyone else think our culture is going downhill? – Don Gately Valencia Better questions Re “Are we evolving? Study says yes” (March 7): Your front-page poll, “Do you believe in evolution?” made me chuckle. Why not “Do you believe in race?” next to the racial generation gap article? How about “Do you believe in government efficiency?” next to the county government article? Or even, “Do you believe the Oscars really pick the best picture of the year?” Each of these concepts is far more debatable than evolution. – Damian Carroll Van Nuys Darwin dogma Re “Are we evolving? Study says yes” (March 7): No doubt that there will be evolutionists who will point out this study as further proof that we have evolved from an apelike ancestor. The truth is that all this is saying is that we have the ability to adapt to our environment. We are not evolving. We are adapting. The writer of the article failed to point out that there is a difference between the two, thus furthering the indoctrination of Darwinism to the unsuspecting. The ability to adapt to different environments shows evidence of an Intelligent Designer. Yeah, you heard me: a Designer. – Howard Doll Palmdale Box-office mediocrity Re ” ‘Crash’ gets a big boost from Oscars” (Business, March 7): While your Business section may characterize Lionsgate’s “Crash” as having done an “unspectacular domestic gross of $53.4 million,” I’ll show you dozens of defunct companies that can only dream of having generated such alleged box office mediocrity. – Bob Wenokur Stevenson Ranch The smell test Re “Corrupt politics” (Editorial, March 7): That is so true that whether a politician is Democrat or Republican does not “make a whiff of a difference” when it comes to corruption. What else would you expect when both political parties are dedicated to the same goal: power for themselves. If you want something different, elect a Libertarian. – Bradley Bobbs Calabasas Different lies Re “Our tangled web” (Editorial, March 5): It is unfortunate that many individuals don’t understand the difference between lying under oath and lying. Lying under oath is a felony no matter what the lie is about. On the other hand, lying is legal in most cases and is practiced by most politicians and many individuals even though it is deceitful. A president can be impeached for lying under oath but not for lying or poor judgement. – Bill Zelenka Granada Hills Bataan comment Re “Lakers are be-treyed” (Sports, March 7): How dare he compare the Lakers season to an event that caused the tortures and deaths of thousands of people. Does he really think that the Lakers having a bad season can even come close to such an event? My uncle was captured at the age of 17 and was lucky enough to survive the march. And then he was put on one of the hell ships and transported to Japan and was used as slave labor in a steel mill until the end of the war in 1945. I think that was a little harder than playing a game for millions of dollars and trying to make the playoffs. I don’t know if Jackson thought he was being funny or just did not think when he made such a comparison, but either way, it showed very poor taste. – Robert D. Hartzfeld Van Nuys Mission of church Re “Cardinal Mahony” (Your Opinions, March7): I am a Protestant, a combat vet of World War II who fought against fascism and for human rights, but foremost, I am a child of God who feels compelled to respond to critics of Cardinal Mahony. For centuries, people have made confession to priests with complete assurance that it would go no further. For government to legislate that a priest must violate that trust by identifying those who are illegal aliens would be a travesty. The mission of the church is to minister to all, giving special attention to the poor, the tired and the hungry (which by the way has always been the American proclamation to the world). Rendering unto Caesar does not mean turning informant. – Philip Wilt Van Nuys Hurray for Mahony After reading all these letters of readers upset over Cardinal Roger Mahony’s sermon, it is obvious to me that his message hit the nail right on the head and it seems that he is not preaching to the choir any more. Mahony’s sermon/message should be printed in the Daily News for all of us to read and listen with our hearts. It appears that many Daily News readers would benefit greatly from his sound teachings and perhaps deter their misplaced anger. – Victor Ordonez San Fernando Dread consequences Dick Cheney threatened Iran with “meaningful consequences” if it persists in defying the international community with respect to its nuclear program. Could this mean that the vice president is planning a bird-hunting trip to Tehran? – Marshall Barth Encino
Donegal man Declan McGuinness was a popular lad with hundreds of people in Dublin last night.Declan was an audience member at RTE’s Ray D’Arcy Show.And having a bit of talent at the aul ‘lip syncing’ certainly came in handy for Declan. He was asked by Ray and guests Jedward to take part in a ‘sync off’ with another audience member.Declan duly obliged and gave a stomping version of Niamh Kavangh’s Eurovision hit ‘In Your Eyes.’Jedward looks particularly impressed by Declan’s efforts.Maybe Declan could join up with the lads and make them as trio – Decjedward! Declan lip syncs his way to a hamper for everyone in the audience! was last modified: February 12th, 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)
Samuel Clarke at a previous court sitting. Pic by Northwest Newspics.A JUDGE has adjourned a bail application from a murder suspect to allow bank account details of his son to be investigated.Samuel James Clarke, (52) of Magherane, Raphoe was charged in January this year with the murder of Mr Seamus Doherty, (67), in Drumnacoo near Churchill in June 2012. He had been granted bail in the High Court subject to signing on at a garda station twice a day and that an independent surety of €30,000 be provided, €10,000 of that in cash.Edwin Clarke, with an address at Galdonagh, Manorcunningham, and son of Mr Clarke today applied to Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court to provide the surety.He admitted under cross-examination by Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan that he “probably” wasn’t an independent witness.Peter Nolan, barrister for Samuel James Clarke, told Judge Kelly that 90 per cent of sureties in bail applications did come from family members.However Inspector Sheridan said gardaí are not satisfied it is an independent surety and believe Edwin Clarke could be using funds from his father’s farm business to provide the monies.Judge Kelly questioned Edwin Clarke about his bank account details. The judge said he wanted to see Edwin Clarke’s business accounts for 2014 and 2015 as well as details of loans taken out by Edwin Clarke in May and June of this year.Inspector Sheridan said gardaí had opposed the original bail application believing Samuel Clark was a flight risk and they feared possible interference with witnesses.She said the State is concerned that monies coming into Edwin’s accounts were coming through his father’s farm and his father’s cattle.She said a previous case before the courts had ruled that monies provided in a case by a woman for her son had actually come from the son, the accused in the case.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until next Monday, June 27, to allow the accounts of Edwin Clarke to be produced and also the registered herd numbers for Edwin Clarke’s farm and his father’s farm.MURDER ACCUSED BAIL BID ADJOURNED was last modified: June 20th, 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:bail applicationdonegalmurder chargeSamuel James Clarke
The plans have been finalised and early bird entries are being taken for the inaugural running of the Donegal Marathon.The Donegal Marathon logo which was designed by LYIT Art and Design student Samantha McGinley from Letterkenny.The marathon, which also includes a half-marathon, will be run on Sunday 24th August and will take place in and around Letterkenny.The event is being run by Letterkenny Athletic club in conjunction with the staff from the former Letterkenny Town Council and the Donegal Sports Partnership. Early bird entries for the very first Donegal Marathon which were due to close today, June 30th have been extended and will now close on the last day in July.This was confirmed at the weekend by Brendan McDaid, of Letterkenny AC, one of the organisers of the marathon.“We have decided to extend it for a few more weeks at least, but it will definitely be closing on July 31st,” explained Brendan.The early bird entry fee is €40 for the full marathon and €25 for the half marathon which are discounts of €10 and €5 respectively on the full entry fees. Brendan McDaid also said that the marathon had generated a lot of interest, especially the half marathon and that a lot of people had intimated they were going to run the race.The August 24th race will be a first Donegal Marathon. It will be also only the second marathon ever run in the county. The one and only other time that the 26.2 mile distance was ran in Donegal was back in 1983. That marathon was a National Championship race.Every level of runner or walker is invited to participate. The 26.2 mile course will take in Letterkenny and the surrounding area.The Full Marathon starts at the Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre and does a loop around Letterkenny before progressing out Oldtown and on to New Mills. It will then go right at the Glenties Road junction where it joins the Letterkenny to Churchill Road and then returns to the town again past Station House hotel and again out over Oldtown towards Newmills where an extra loop around Glenswilly graveyard is added, finishing at the Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre.The half-marathon again starts at Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre and takes the same course as the full race before on the return to Letterkenny, the first time ends at the Aura Leisure Centre. The course is IAAF certified and entries from over 18s only will be accepted online at www.donegalmarathon.ie or by Letterkenny AC officials. EARLY BIRD DONEGAL MARATHON ENTRIES EXTENDED UNTIL END OF JULY was last modified: July 1st, 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)Tags:DONEGAL MARATHONearly birdentries