Staring at Seagulls May Help Avoid Food Theft

first_imgStay on target ‘Exotic’ Bird Turns Out to Be Curry-Covered SeagullThese ‘Seagull Patrol’ Dogs Protect Diners’ Food in Sy… Next time a seagull starts eyeing your meal, challenge it to a staring contest.Glaring at the birds, according to new research, discourages them from stealing food.A team at the University of Exeter tested this theory by leaving a bag of chips fries on the ground, then timing how long it took herring gulls to approach when a human was and wasn’t watching.On average, gulls waited 21 seconds longer to advance with someone staring at them.Researchers attempted to test 74 gulls, though most flew away or wouldn’t come near; only 27 made contact, with 19 brave birds completing the “looking at” and “looking away” assessments.“Gulls are often seen as aggressive and willing to take food from humans, so it was interesting to find that most wouldn’t even come near during our tests,” lead author Madeleine Goumans, of Exeter’s Center for Ecology and Conservation, said in a statement.“Of those that did approach, most took longer when they were being watched,” she explained. “Some wouldn’t even touch the food at all, although others didn’t seem to notice that a human was staring at them.”“We didn’t examine why individual gulls were so different,” Goumas continued. “It might be because of differences in ‘personality’ and some might have had positive experiences of being fed by humans in the past. But it seems that a couple of very bold gulls might ruin the reputation of the rest.”The study was conducted in coastal towns across Cornwall on England’s rugged southwestern tip. With its picturesque harbor villages and seaside resorts, the peninsula is rife with summer holiday makers and beach barbecuers—and seagulls.“Gulls learn really quickly, so if they manage to get food from humans once, they might look for more,” senior study author Neeltje Boogert said, advising folks to stay alert.“Watch out for gulls approaching, as they often appear to take food from behind, catching people by surprise,” she explained. “It seems that just watching the gulls will reduce the chance of them snatching your food.”The natural diet of herring gulls—on the decline in the UK—is fish and invertebrates. Moving forward, researchers will investigate how eating human food affects the fowl (and their chicks) in the long term.Read more about the original study in a paper published this week by the journal Biology Letters.More on Geek.com:‘Exotic’ Bird Turns Out to Be Curry-Covered Seagull‘Seagull Patrol’ Dogs Protect Diners’ Food in SydneyOrphaned Otter Dies After Eating Human Food at Tennessee Parklast_img read more

Child killed when tree falls on vehicle in Washington state

first_imgLAKE CRESCENT — A 5-year-old boy died and four others sustained injuries when a tree fell on a sport utility vehicle traveling on U.S. Highway 101 in Olympic National Park in northwest Washington state.Officials say a large evergreen fell at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday and struck the eastbound vehicle near Lake Crescent.Clallam Fire District No. 2 Chief Sam Phillips tells the Peninsula Daily News (http://bit.ly/2iX3kdl) that the vehicle also contained two other children under 10 and two adults believed to be the grandparents.Officials say two children and one adult got out on their own and were transported to Olympic Medical Center.The other adult had to be extricated and was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.The 5-year-old died at the scene.Names haven’t been released.last_img read more

Deputy accused of sexual misconduct posts bail is released

first_imgA Clark County corrections deputy accused of sexual misconduct involving a female inmate posted bail and was released from custody Friday.Christopher A. North, 29, of Vancouver is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 10 on charges of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion and second-degree custodial sexual misconduct.At about 4 a.m. July 11, North allegedly accosted an inmate in a dressing room at the Clark County Jail and masturbated on her, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.He was in court on Thursday to make a first appearance in the case and posted $50,000 bail sometime after the hearing.North has been employed by the sheriff’s office since January 2015 and was placed on administrative leave on July 13.In Clark County Superior Court on Friday morning, Judge John Fairgrieve set conditions for North’s release, which included stipulations that he cannot own a firearm or work in corrections or law enforcement.last_img read more

Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Hanford reservation

first_imgRICHLAND — Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first visit Tuesday to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which has been plagued by a series of problems.Perry kicked off his tour at McNary Dam near the Tri-Cities on Monday. Tuesday he toured the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other Hanford sites near Richland.“I’m proud to be a part of your team,” Perry told workers at the national laboratory. “Your work saves lives.”Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and now is engaged in a massive cleanup of nuclear wastes that is expected to take decades and cost $100 billion.The Tri-City Herald reported that the Trump Administration has proposed cutting $120 million from Hanford’s budget next year, but the House and Senate budget proposals have restored a large portion of those cuts.In the first of two high-profile incidents this year, thousands of Hanford workers were evacuated May 9 when the roof of a 1950s rail tunnel storing a lethal mix of nuclear waste collapsed. Tests showed no radiation was released into the environment.last_img read more

Suspect identified in North Plains fatal shooting

first_imgPORTLAND — A 38-year-old man is suspected of killing another man last week in a shooting at a North Plains home where deputies had responded at least a dozen other times this year on a variety of complaints, court records show.The Washington County District Attorney’s Office named Chad Brandon Pitcher as the suspect in the Sept. 19 death of Michael Arch, 39. Both men have prolonged criminal histories, court records show, including Pitcher admitting to drug possession in 2011 and Arch pleading guilty to shooting a Washington County deputy in 1997.The case remains under investigation and deputies have made no arrests, said Deputy Jeff Talbot, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.Arch died from a gunshot wound at a house in the 16000 block of Northwest Dairy Creek Road, Talbot said. The shooter fled before deputies arrived.Sheriff’s office records show deputies had gone to the home the day before the killing to check out a complaint of someone stealing gas from the property. Other calls included a shooting on Sept. 5 when no one was injured, a report of an ex-roommate ramming another person’s car earlier the same day and a caller who claimed someone on the property was trying to run the caller over in August.It’s not clear from the records if Arch or Pitcher lived at the house or who called in the various complaints. The earlier shooting and car-ramming remain under investigation, Talbot said.last_img read more

City of Vancouver utility department warns of scam calls

first_imgThe city of Vancouver utility says customers are receiving scam phone calls demanding personal financial information regarding supposed overdue bills.The utility department said targeted business and residential customers took calls from someone claiming to be with the city and insisting that the customers had overdue balances in need of immediate payment.The customers were told to call a toll-free number, which the city says is designed to mimic the department’s real recorded message. The person who answers next then tries to pressure the customer into sharing personal financial information.The city encouraged any utility customer who gets a suspicious call to not share any information and to hang up. The city’s utility office can be reached at 360-487-7999 during business hours for questions about billing or suspicious calls.last_img read more

Gambia Vs Togo Scorpions Player Ratings

first_imgBy Sulayman BahRight-back Simon Richter was Gambia’s stand-out player in an abysmal outing that saw the Scorpions’ hopes of an Africa Cup of Nations   maiden appearance grow slimmer.The 32-year-old made sure the right-back was no pathway for the opposition. His intelligent play belies his level of football –third division in Denmark – and covered the back well though he seldom overlapped.Modou Jobe: 6/10Simon Richter: 8/10Bubacarr Sanneh: The Anderlecht centre-back sealed the net until in the final minutes as they conceded a devastating late goal which gifted the Togolese a goal just as in the first-leg. 5/10.Futty Danso: He played it neat until that goal wrecked it. He and Sanneh are yet to keep a clean sheet in the three matches they’ve been partnered. 5/10.Pa Modou Jagne: The team leader perhaps left his captain fantastic mood at his hotel room. The FC Zurich left-back, like rest of his teammate, slacked off a bit in the final minutes. That aside, he was impressive and helped in the damage limitation exercise after coach Tom Saintfiet’s gamble to play a lone holding midfielder back-fired. Though his long-ball throw-ins were made to waste. 6/10.Ebou Adams: He wasn’t just bright yesterday night and did not show any basic techniques of midfield-playing. He tidied middle of the park against Algeria and in the first-leg in Lome but had supporters whistling and questioning how he even got the nod ahead of Yusupha Bobb.The 22-year-old should by now have learned that Gambian fans are impatient and do not hesitate one moment to turn against their own no matter how impressive he’d been in previous games. There is still room for improvement.3/10.Ebrima Sohna: Decent should be fitting to sum up his display. Creativity was lacking in midfield but he made sure he did not falter for what he’s known for –working tirelessly and intercepting attacks. The ex-Sandefjord man seems to show limitless energy reserve-one player to rely on never to disappoint. 8/10.Sulayman Marreh: He dispatched passes but wasn’t domineering. He sometimes spread passes unnecessarily when urgency is paramount. 6/10.Lamin Jallow: If ever anyone stood out in attack then it has to be Jallow. He was surprisingly substituted. Guilty of wasting few chances, the former Cesena striker performed like in all the games he’d featured in. 8/10.Musa Barrow: It was thought he and Assan Ceesay could make a fiery duo. While this experimentation is a work in progress, the partnership fell flat on its face yesterday. 5/10Assan Ceesay: He showed a side to him probably not known before –tricks. With a good pace, he made the Togolese work up a sweat. It merely wasn’t his day. 7/10last_img read more

Pereyra spoke about his complicated move

first_imgRoberto Pereyra came to Watford back in 2016 from Juventus and it was a surprising move for a lot of people as he had a good position in his former team – but he wanted to play in the Premier League.Gino Pozzo, the current Watford owner, brought Pereyra to Udinese a couple of years ago and he played a crucial role also in his move to England as the player insisted that he persuaded him to join the Hornets.The former Juventus midfielder spoke about this transfer as he said, according to hertfordshiremercury.co.uk:“Gino was the determining factor.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I obviously knew him from the past at Udinese and knowing how he works. I know he believed in me and that I could trust him. Having Gino was one of my main factors.”“It was a very hard choice because Juventus were winning many things. We are talking about one of the greatest clubs in the world.”“Yes, this is the Premier League but Juventus, well, are Juventus. At the beginning, it was complicated – it was another country, there was this whole settling in. It was quite overwhelming.”last_img read more

Ronaldo extraordinary – Allegri

first_imgJuventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as “extraordinary” ahead of their first leg against Real Madrid on TuesdayThe Portuguese star played an integral part in Real’s 4-1 win over Juventus in last season’s Champions League final at Cardiff by bagging a brace.Ronaldo has scored 36 goals in his 33 appearances in all competitions this season and Allegri hailed the forward’s transition into adapting towards the latter stages of his career.“We have to be very good as a unit [to stop him],” said Allegri, according to Football-Espana.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I think we need to congratulate Ronaldo because for a player to be 30 or 31 and change his playing style completely is something extraordinary.”The Italian, who was recently awarded the Panchina d’Oro for a third time, believes that Gareth Bale more likely to start for Real than Isco.“Isco or Bale to start? You’d have to ask Zidane as I am the Juventus Coach and I am in no position to make a call or comment about it.“Honestly, I think Bale may be more likely but then maybe it will be Isco, I honestly do not know.”last_img read more

Nikola Kalinic wants AC Milan exit confirms Agent

first_imgNikola Kalinic’s agent has confirmed that the forward is looking to leave AC Milan this summer with Atletico Madrid rumoured to be interested in signing himMilan appears to be going from bad to worse at the moment following club owner Li Yonghong’s failure to pay off his €303m debt to American hedge fund Elliott Management, who loaned him the capital to purchase the Italian club last April.As such, Milan have now been taken over by Elliot and face an uncertain future with several first-team players expected to leave the San Siro this summer in order to help pay off their debts.One of those players being linked with a move away from the seven-time European champions is Kalinic.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Kalinic is aware of the interest of several teams,” Tomislav Erceg, Kalinic’s agent, told Estadio Deportivo, via Football-Espana.“But he has to wait and see what Milan decides…Atletico are interested, we cannot hide that fact, but Sevilla are too, there are several options open, but it depends on Milan’s management.“Nikola knows how competitive Atletico are, with a great coach like Simeone at the helm, but right now it is not in our hands to decide, once Milan express their decision, we will evaluate it.”Kalinic was originally a part of Croatia’s World Cup squad this summer before being sent home by head coach Zlatko Dalic for refusing to enter the pitch in their 2-0 win over Nigeria in the group stages, despite the striker later claiming that he had a back injury.last_img read more

Former EPL footballer believes Salah is having a difficult time

first_imgTony Cascarino believes the Egyptian player is frustrated right now at English Premier League club LiverpoolLiverpool won at home against French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.And even though Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah was constantly looking for a goal, he couldn’t get one.For former Chelsea player Tony Cascarino, Salah is having a difficult time right now in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.“Mo Salah is having a difficult time, I think that’s clear,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“He’s a really frustrated player at the moment, just watch his reaction after Liverpool go 3-2 up and win the game.”“You can clearly see his reaction after [Roberto] Firmino scores the winning goal, he throws a bottle to the ground with anger, you can clearly see that,” he added.“It’s been a tricky last few months for Mo Salah, but it’s going under the radar slightly because Liverpool has won every game.”“Harry Kane has been in the newspapers about his form, it’s all been Harry, Harry, Harry, and yet Mo’s level of performances are clearly nowhere near last year,” Cascarino continued.“You look at him winning all the Player of the Year awards but then getting injured in the Champions League final last season, it’s all gone backward from there.”last_img read more

Salah Mane Aubameyang nominated for 2018 CAF Player of the

first_imgLiverpool strike duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the three finalists for the 2018 CAF Player of the Year award along with Pierre-Emerick AubameyangLast year’s winner Salah will be looking to add another to his growing collection of individual accolades following a breakthrough debut campaign at Liverpool.The Egyptian superstar scored 44 goals in 52 games across all competitions last season and set a new Premier League record of 32 goals in a 38-game campaign.Salah’s team-mate Mane, who finished runner-up in 2017, also impressed at Anfield and scored in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.The Senegal international, who has found the net eight times in 18 league games this term, has formed part of a devastating strike partnership with Salah and Roberto Firmino for the Reds.LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Meanwhile, Aubameyang has had a sensational start to life at Arsenal following his club-record £56m arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Gabon striker, who won the CAF Player of the Year in 2015, is level with Salah and Harry Kane as the league’s top scorer on 13 goals.The CAF announced on Twitter Aubameyang, Salah and Mane as finalists for the 2018 Player of the Year award as a result of their achievements over the past 12 months.The winner will be announced in a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, next week.The Final 3 nominees for the African Player of the Year 2018 has been revealed, Who will be the King of Africa? @Aubameyang7 @10SadioMane @MoSalah #Final3 #AiteoCAFAwards18 pic.twitter.com/uAZ5BilxKA— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 1, 2019last_img read more

Van Dijk eyeing legendary status at Anfield

first_imgVirgil van Dijk feels Liverpool have the quality to achieve great things on the pitch and further suggested he aims to be a club legend.The Dutch skipper has racked up 54 appearances and two goals for the Reds since he joined from Southampton in January 2018.Van Dijk has helped stabilise the Reds defence with the club boasting the best defensive record with 14 clean sheets and the least number of goals conceded so far this season.Asked by BBC’s Football Daily podcast how he’d like to be remembered by those fans in the future, Van Dijk replied: “That’s a difficult question, but maybe as a legend of Liverpool.“At the moment, that’s something that comes to my mind. I want to achieve great things, amazing things, here. We have a fantastic squad, we have everything, we have all the tools, but obviously, we have to do it.“For us, we have a team in the league that is pretty good as well [Manchester City] that are doing fantastic. We’re matching them at the moment and we will see what happens.“I just want to give everything for this club. They went all out to get me and I want to give everything for them and hopefully make sure we achieve great things.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“Before I started training [with the club], I went to the game against Leicester [in December 2017]. I was in the boardroom and met so many legends, great players who played for a beautiful club.”Before I signed my contract, I was 15 or 16 and working as a dishwasher in a Breda restaurant.”An in-depth interview on the life of Virgil van Dijk: https://t.co/csiJ7VE1Fx pic.twitter.com/aWJ3PvRG0P— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 21, 2019“When you play for this club, you’ll always be welcome as you’ve been part of the family. It’s one of the reasons I definitely wanted to play for the club.”The Reds will send out a message to Man City if they beat arch-rivals Manchester United to secure the top spot on Sunday.last_img read more

Grounded TCIAA suspends flight operations at Provo Intl Airport

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 (by Shorrell Dames, @magneticmedia1) – Flight operations suspended in the TCI due to TS Erika; the TCIAA announced on Thursday that flight operations at Providenciales International Airport will be suspended from 6 p.m. Friday 28th August to 12 p.m. Sunday 30th August. TS Erika is expected to have sustained winds at 46knts with higher gusts that when paired with Erika’s torrential rain would inevitably result in adverse conditions.Airport Authority’s CEO, John Smith says that, the TCIAA “remains committed to serving the flying public in the safest manner and are taking every precaution to ensure this.”The Airports Authority is closely monitoring the storms progress and will issue updated reports as warranted, board and management of the Airports Authority apologizes to the public for any inconvenience caused. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:john smith, provo international airport, slosure, Tciaa, tropical storm erika Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airlinelast_img read more

CIBC FirstCaribbean supports Bahamas Crisis Centre

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew Providenciales, Bahamas, December 19, 2016 – With the holidays just around the corner, The Bahamas Crisis Centre recently received a financial boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean.   The bank presented the non-profit organization with a cheque to assist with holiday programs and to help defray the cost of client needs and services.The Crisis Centre, which is the nation’s longest standing non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families and individuals in personal crisis, provides an array of services to combat domestic and gender-based violence and other forms of abuse.   The organization provides free professional counselling services, a 24-hour crisis hotline, conflict resolution and safe relationship workshops for students along with many other sexual and domestic violence and wellness education programs.“The Bahamas Crisis Centre fills such a profound need in Bahamian society,” said CIBC FirstCaribbean Marketing Manager, Maya Nottage. “Our company is committed to making make a positive impact in our community. Through this donation we hope to help improve the lives of those who are most vulnerable among us.”Caption: Glendina Joseph of the Bahamas Crisis Centre accepts a donation cheque from LiaCarla Adderley, Senior Relationship Manager of Corporate and Investment Banking at CIBC FirstCaribbean. #MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

The Governor General Signs the Book of Condolence for the Late Cleophas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 22, 2017 – Nassau – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling signs the Book of Condolence for the late Cleophas Adderley at Holy Trinity Church on Friday, July 21, 2017.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

Grace Bay Clubs Signature Restaurant Among Winners Revealed in Wine Spectators August

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar at Grace Bay Club has been honored for the second year running for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Wine List Awards.“After first being recognized in 2016, we are humbled that Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar’s wine program was again recognized in 2017 after our exceptional team of wine experts spent a year continuing to perfect and refine our offerings,” said Nikheel Advani, COO & Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “We are passionate about properly pairing wine with the outstanding, one-of-a-kind flavors of the Turks & Caicos Islands, which first and foremost aims to please our guests.”Kris Jackman, Sommelier at Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar, was also lauded by Advani for his exceptional contributions to restaurant’s wine program. Jackman joined the resort this year after 7 years at the renowned Sandy Lane resort in Barbados.Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar won the Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.“On behalf of Wine Spectator, I’m thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.The award marks another watershed moment for the Turks and Caicos Islands’ food and wine scene, which has been growing in prestige thanks in part to events such as the annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival. This year’s festival will be held in Nov 2 – 5 in Providenciales with Chefs Tiffany Derry, Victor Yu and Meherwan Irani, as well as winemakers Greg Stach, Tuck Beckstoffer, and Neil Collins.Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award.The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, and online at the newly minted Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the new Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.last_img read more

Gotze is enjoying his time at Dortmund

first_imgThe German attacking midfielder returned to Borussia Dortmund after three years with Bayern Munich and he’s loving itBorussia Dortmund has seen many changes in the past months, and for Mario Gotze, these changes are great.“Personally, I didn’t expect things to be going so well because these things take time with a new coach, new players, and with the development needed,” he told the Bundesliga website.“You never quite know what is going to happen, but this makes it even better that things have gone so well. Of course, we know that not everything is perfect and that we won a few games with a bit of luck.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s nevertheless nice to have picked up the points and to get through our Champions League group. It’s great,” he added.“The coach and the whole team are doing their bit. The opposition and how they are set up also play a role and how they perform in the situation.”“There are many factors that play a role and you also need a certain amount of luck to win these games,” he explained.“I think we are very unpredictable in games and our substitutes also score a lot of goals.”last_img read more

Official Real Sociedad sack Asier Garitano

first_imgReal Sociedad have sacked manager Asier Garitano after suffering four defeats in a rowLast Friday’s 1-0 home loss to Deportivo Alaves sent La Real down to 15th-place in La Liga and just four points above the relegation zone.Therefore, Los Txuri-Urdin have decided to release Garitano after just seven months in charge at Anoeta.Sociedad thanked Garitano “for all the contribution, professionalism and dedication he has shown during the exercise of his duties in the management of the first team, while wishing him the best for his professional and personal future”The club announced then on their website that former coach Imanol Alguacil has been brought in to replace the fired Garitano from Sanse.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.La Real will next take on Real Madrid away in La Liga on January 6.COMUNICADO OFICIAL: Imanol Alguacil será el entrenador del primer equipo #RealSociedad ⬇https://t.co/AXVGZcCDML— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) December 26, 2018last_img read more

Preparation underway as President Trump plans visit to view border wall prototypes

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Friends and foes of President Donald Trump alike plan to rally in San Diego Tuesday ahead of Trump’s expected visit to the border wall prototypes.Trump will be traveling to Otay Mesa to view the 30-foot-high prototypes after he arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar at 11:30 a.m.Official details of Trump’s first visit to California since being elected have been scant. But hearing that he’ll travel by helicopter from the Miramar base to the border, the organizers of Women’s March San Diego announced plans to erect a large sign urging Trump to “build bridges, not walls” with the hope that he’ll be able to see it while landing at the nearby prototype site.The largest planned anti-Trump protest is scheduled at a San Ysidro Catholic church that offers a full view of the nearby border. Scheduled to appear at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at noon are state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, and ACLU and labor leaders.“Neither the United States, California, nor our local communities need this costly and divisive wall,” according to a statement from the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties. “What we need is action to ensure DACA recipients and their families are safe from deportation.”The hundreds expected at the San Ysidro rally will also hold up California immigration policies as ones that should be emulated on a national level — the same policies that have caught the ire of the Trump administration.Trump’s visit comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week sued California over three of its so-called sanctuary laws. Sessions said the laws, which restrict how local law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration officials, are unconstitutional and undermine national security.Sessions has also threatened obstruction of justice charges against Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who recently warned constituents of impending raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.Vocal Trump critic Gov. Jerry Brown tried to find common ground with the president: In a Monday letter he invited Trump north to the Central Valley to tour the bridges and viaducts being built for the state’s high-speed rail line.Despite the terse relationship between Trump and Golden State, Californians in support of the “big, beautiful wall” plan to come out in full force to welcome the president.“The public has been expressing a strong desire to publicly show their overwhelming support for President Trump’s visit and his commitment to securing our border and homeland,” said Jeff Schwilk, Founder of San Diegans for Secure Borders.That group is helping organize a rally with other conservative groups planned for 7425 Bristow Court in Otay Mesa beginning at 10 a.m.Speakers set to appear at the rally include gubernatorial candidate and Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, author and documentarian Trevor Loudon, and former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.According to the White House, Trump will speak to military personnel at Miramar at 2 p.m. before heading to the Los Angeles area for a Republican National Committee fundraiser. Dan Plante March 12, 2018 Dan Plante, Posted: March 12, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Preparation underway as President Trump plans visit to view border wall prototypes Updated: 10:26 PMlast_img read more