The emotional letter from Ander, Alberto’s son: “You are my heroes”

first_imgToday is March 19. Father’s Day. Hence Rayo has shared Ander García’s emotional letter. The little one is the son of the red-headed captain Alberto, who accompanies him as he writes and reads a very special letter. It is for its content and its recipients. It goes for them, their new heroes. Those from before used to play soccer, but those from now are bedridden fighting against the coronavirus, or wear a gown and they fight the disease taking care of all of us, or are who help us on a daily basis from delivery trucks, pharmacies, supermarkets, gas stations … Ander sends them a message of hope and gratitude. His and that of a whole society.Hi.My name is Ander and I am 7 years old.For days everything has changed. Before, I used to go see all my heroes on the soccer field and I loved cheering for my team. Now everything is different. My father has explained to me everything that is happening, what is coronavirus and that there are many malita people in the hospital. They are alone, without anyone being able to kiss or hug them and the only way I have to show my love is to write this letter to them. From now on you are my true heroes. All of you who are ill and fighting to heal yourself; those who wear white coats; those that help us in pharmacies and supermarkets and those that transport food so that nothing is missing. In other words, all those anonymous people who help our lives go on.As my dad says, everything will be fine. You keep fighting to heal yourselves, that we from home will help to end everything. From today all of you are my favorites.A very strong kiss.The players congratulated their parentsMany families are forced to celebrate days like this away from their loved ones due to quarantine, but that does not prevent memories and congratulatory messages. Several rayistas have shared theirs on the networks. It is the case of Velázquez (“Happy day to all the dads. To thank mine for everything he has done. If I become half the good father of what he is, I think I will be one of the best in the world”), Catena (“I would love to spend this day with you, but we all have to stay home. I am very proud of you for the way you take care of all of us and for the values ​​that you have instilled in my little sister and me”) , Mario Suarez (“For me you are an example to follow, Dad. A pity that we cannot spend this day together, but we will soon celebrate it”) or Nose (“Thank you for training me as a person and teaching me those values, I see myself reflected in you. Always together”).last_img read more

Perkins arrives to Phoenix practice way before call time, but still not the earliest

first_imgJason Perkins listens to coach Louie Alas during Phoenix’s first practice session on Monday. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netLooking to make a good impression in his first day of work, Jason Perkins thought he was the first man at Upper Deck Sports Center when Phoenix began its team practices on Monday, coming to the venue an hour and a half early.But to his surprise, his sharp-shooting teammates Jeff Chan and Matthew Wright were already there. Chan and Wright were both soaked in sweat as Perkins entered the court.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I thought I came in early to practice, but Chan was already in a sweat by the time I came in here and Wright was already getting up shots. So, yeah I got to get my work ethic up. I didn’t realize it was like that here,” he said.Perkins knows that it’s just the kind of effort the Fuel Masters will need from him as the team enters a new era with coach Louie Alas at the helm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We’re not the biggest team, but if I have to switch to three, I’m ready for it. We’ll show it to those teams that we have a lot of heart and we really work hard,” said the fourth overall pick of this year’s draft as he acknowledged on the size disparity the league’s best teams have against Phoenix.Perkins is also well aware of the luxury he has being in a virtually same system, with Alas also enforcing a defensive pressure similar to that of Aldin Ayo’s in La Salle. But with him going up on a higher level, the 25-year-old forward knows that he has to take his game to different level as he hopes to learn from veterans Doug Kramer and Willie Wilson.“It’s not a shock to me seeing the press because coach Ayo has the most physically  demanding ones, so coming to another press, I’m already used to it,” he said. “I’m used with the press and moving as a big man and it’s something that I think I’m prepared for. But I’d really like to continue learning and talking to the older guys like Willie and Doug.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UAAP Starting Five: Week 9 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Roger Khan has always been friend of Police – lawyer

first_img– expected to arrive in Guyana shortlyIn anticipating of the deportation of Shaheed “Roger” Khan, his attorney, Glen Hanoman, said that Khan has always been a “friend” of the Police and is optimistic that he will be given the full cooperation upon his arrival.Shaheed “Roger” KhanKhan was released from prison on July 8, 2019 and was placed in the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while awaiting his deportation to Guyana.According to the ICE website, Khan is in custody at the Krome Detention Facility in Miami, Florida.Attorney Hanoman told Guyana Times on Thursday that his client is expected to arrive in Guyana “any day now”.Guyana Times understands that the Police are looking to question Khan upon his arrival on a number of things, including his public declaration that he offered assistance to the Police force in fighting crime.However, his lawyer told this newspaper that he is uncertain at this point in time about the intention of the Police.“I’ve written to the Police, officially asking [the nature of their questioning] and they have not given me courtesy of a reply. But there is so much rumour mongering and gossiping going on so we are expected some questioning,” Hanoman related.He added that, “My client has always been an ally of the Police. Surely those people in force, who’ve been there for a long time, know he’s always been a friend,” the attorney noted.Khan will be escorted to Guyana by members of ICE and upon his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, he will be handed over to local law enforcement authorities.A senior Police rank attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had previously told Guyana Times that upon arrival in Guyana, Khan would be taken to the CID headquarters where he would be processed for reintegration into society.Furthermore, the rank had noted at the time, that there was no clear indication to suggest that Khan would be arrested and grilled on crimes he allegedly committed while in Guyana.Acting Crime Chief Michael Kingston back in July had stated that Khan would be treated like any other deportee who has been sent back to Guyana.“Whatever matters, allegations have been made against him, those will be investigated. He will [be] treated like every other deportee that is being deported from the States. All deportees coming in normally are escorted to CID headquarters,” the Crime Chief (ag) added.Khan was sentenced in 2009 after he pleaded guilty to arms trafficking, drug trafficking, conspiracy and witness tampering. He was nabbed in neighbouring Suriname back in June 2006 after fleeing Guyana.Guyana Times has learnt that a close relative of Khan who resides in the US is in Guyana making arrangements for his arrival.last_img read more

Fire Department saves a cat stuck on Hydro pole

first_img– Advertisement -Ashley Wood’s son had accidentally let ‘Moxie’ out of the house. Although she had been looking for him for three days, she says “It never really crossed my mind to look up”Wood would then see the District of Taylor’s FB Post and said, “I knew he was my furbaby from the photo.”Moxie has been a part of the Woods family for 10 years. Wood says, “I’m very grateful to the person who found him and to BC Hydro and the Taylor Fire hall for rescuing him.” TAYLOR, B.C. – Monday, April 15th a cat was discovered at the top of a Hydro pole unable to move as it was reportedly stuck for hours.BC Hydro and the Deputy Fire Chief were able to rescue the cat from its predicament and Councillor Dave Lueneberg took the rescued cat in for the night to ensure it was looked after.last_img read more

Manyatta Boys win Nyanza Chapa Dimba

first_img0Shares0000Manyatta Boys are the Nyanza Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Boys Champion.KISUMU, Kenya, Feb 10 – After seeing their girls counterparts eliminated, hosts Manyatta stepped up their game to crash Nyamira Springs 5-0 to be crowned the Nyanza Boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom champions in a final played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.Clinton Bulimo and talisman Benson Ochieng grabbed a brace each while Denis Oyot netted the other goal to see Manyatta book a ticket to the National Finals slated for June in Meru County on top of bagging Sh200,000 prize money for the winners. Playing in the presence of their fans who turned up in large numbers, Manyatta did not disappoint, settling in the game quickly and could have found the opener six minutes after kick-off but Nyamira had their keeper Jephter Bundi to thank for after he punching away a ferocious shot from danger man Benson Ochieng.Manyatta’s effort did not take long before bearing fruits after Ochieng broke through the left wing to cross the ball that was punched away by Nyamira custodian but a feeble bicycle kick from defender Charles Ongori found Oyot unmarked to control the ball before smashing the ball home at the far right corner.The goal sparked Manyatta fans, a move that motivated their team and they could have found the second when Bulimo was hacked at the edge of the box, but Oyot blazed the set-piece over.In the 24th minute Manyatta doubled the scores from Benson Ochieng who raced from the right flank to squeeze the ball at the far post.Manyatta were awarded a penalty in 32nd minute when star attacker Benson Ochieng was brought down by Nyamira Springs defender Frank Kibona in the box.However, Benson Ochieng squandered the glorious chance after blasting over the bar to see the scores remain so as the teams headed to half time.On resumption, it was Manyatta’s way with Bulimo adding a third goal in the 50th minute before completing his brace in the 74th minute.Benson Ochieng then rounded off in style with a good display after an interchange of passes to hit home in the 88th minute and claim a brace.-Awards-All the award winners received Sh30,000 prize each.Nicholas Munagwe (Manyatta United) – Best Boys Goal KeeperBenson Ochieng (Manyatta United) – Top Scorer Boys (5 goals)Ibrahim Ochieng  (Manyatta United) – Most Valuable Player Boys0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

REVEALED! The Premier League’s top 10 best paid players – Milner to crack this list?

first_img 10 10 10 =8. David Silva – £200k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – Although Manchester City’s campaign ended in failure, Silva had yet another successful campaign individually. The midfielder may now be 29 years of age, but he hasn’t lost any of his clout and signed a bumper new deal in the tail end of last year. He’ll be 33 when his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires. =8. Cesc Fabregas – £200k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – Jose Mourinho is a shrewd businessman and signed up the Spanish midfielder last summer after he had been deemed surplus to requirements by Barcelona. The Catalan’s loss has been Chelsea’s gain. His presence was a key reason behind the west Londoners’ march to the Premier League title. Worth every penny? 9. Diego Costa – £185k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – The Spanish striker has quashed talk that he is unhappy with life at Stamford Bridge and is pining for a return to his former club Atletico Madrid this summer. Such a huge amount of money probably eased his transition to the Premier League, didn’t it? 10 1. Wayne Rooney – £300k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – The Roon Dog is the Premier League’s top dog. It may have taken extreme measures to force through a new contract offer from Manchester United, but it’s certainly paid off for the Red Devils and England skipper. He’s rolling in it. Many people still question the striker’s talent, and claim he isn’t worth such a huge fee, but we doubt such opinions will still be voiced once he becomes top scorer for both club and country in a year or two. =8. Eden Hazard – £200k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – The newly crowned PFA Player of The Year, in theory, should be at the top of the list. If you’re the best player in the division then you deserve more moolah than everyone else, right? Well, the Belgian was happy to sign on the dotted line for a mere (not mere at all) £200,000-a-week. 10 4. Sergio Aguero – £225k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – The Argentinean striker is, arguably, the best centre forward on the planet. Although he endured another campaign disrupted by injury, the front man did enough to claim the Premier League Golden Boot. Forwards are paid, and judged, on their goal record and you just can’t argue with Aguero’s. =8. Angel Di Maria – – £200k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – The elephant in the room? Manchester United broke the bank to sign the Argentina international from Real Madrid last summer, but his debut campaign in England’s top tier has been anything but a stellar one. Yes, he racked up a fair few assists, but he hasn’t produced the swaggering, swashbuckling displays we have come to expect for a man worth so much in monetary terms. 10 10. Mesut Ozil is paid a reputed £180k-per-week by Arsenal – to find out which Premier League players are paid the highest weekly wage, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Ja Gunners, ja! No wonder the German midfielder is so happy. He’s the man that Arsene Wenger decided he couldn’t afford to let slip through the net and Ozil takes home an absolute wegde as a result. Criticise him all you like! 10 2. Robin van Persie – £250k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – Considering the Dutchman spent the majority of last season bench warming, or nursing an injury on the treatment table, he hasn’t done too badly at all. Of course, when the striker agreed to his deal with the Red Devils, he was the most feared front man in the Premier League. Although his influence is one the wane he could yet force his way back into the reckoning under countryman Louis van Gaal. If not, he’s an expensive man to have kicking his heels with the substitutes. Footballers earn fortunes. It’s no secret.Members of the beautiful game’s elite make the kind of money that the average man on the street can only dream of.Are they worth the dough though, we hear you ask? That’s another matter.We’re simply here to crunch the numbers and bring you a list of the Premier League stars that command the most handsome pay packets.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to discover, who has to take their weekly wage home in a wheelbarrow. Probably.Sources: The Richest, Daily Mail, Forbes, Daily Mail, BBC, Daily Star. 10 10 3. Yaya Toure – £240k-per-week – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out more – The Ivory Coast midfielder didn’t get his birthday cake last summer and threatened to leave. He didn’t. This time around he has been linked with yet another move away from the Etihad Stadium due to the uncertainty at Manchester City. But he hasn’t gone anywhere yet. Maybe there’s a few notes that have made him have a change of heart? By which we mean 240,000 notes… 10last_img read more

Pat the Cope: UK withdrawal from London Fisheries Convention “deeply disappointing”

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Fisheries, Pat The Cope Gallagher TD, has said that it is deeply disappointing that the UK Government has decided to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention.He adds that the withdrawal shows that the UK’s commitment to a Hard Brexit extends to the abandoning of any deal with nearby countries, despite benefits.Moreover he insists that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, must now ensure that Irish fishermen do not lose out, and must seek a larger fishing quota due to the forthcoming lack of access to UK fishing waters. He says; “While I am not overly surprised by this decision in itself, I am surprised at its announcement at such an early stage in the process.“The UK Government is seeking to negotiate fisheries in isolation. However, the Irish Government must insist that the issue is discussed as part of the overall trade negotiations.“It must be remembered that the U.K. exports 62% of its fish catch to the remaining 27 member states, so the trade element is a crucial component of negotiations on fisheries.“When Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier visited Dublin a number of months ago, I raised this issue with him directly, and I found him to be very receptive to my concerns on post-Brexit fisheries issues. “This convention pre-dates the entry of both Ireland and the UK into the European Economic Community, and provided all signatory counties with reciprocal fishing rights in each other’s waters.“It’s clear that the UK Government’s commitment to a Hard Brexit now extends to ripping up any deal with neighbouring countries irrespective of the benefits.“Minister Creed must ensure that Irish fishermen do not lose out. It’s obvious that this decision will have a much more negative impact on the Irish fishing industry than other countries due to our geographic proximity to UK territorial waters.“The Irish Government must seek permission from the EU to secure a larger quota for the Irish fishing fleet due to it losing access to UK fishing waters,” concluded Gallagher.Pat the Cope: UK withdrawal from London Fisheries Convention “deeply disappointing” was last modified: July 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:london fisheries conventionPat the Copelast_img read more

Tigers use 27-0 run to blow open close game in rout of Hoopa Valley

first_imgArcata >> The Arcata High School girls basketball team, sparked by junior guard Bree Northern, went on a 27-0 run in the second half to turn a close game against the visiting Hoopa Valley Warriors into a rout as the Tigers advanced to the Dick Niclai Tournament championship game with a resounding 72-44 victory on Friday.“Our coaches told us we needed to get going defensively,” said Northern of the Arcata’s second-half strategy. “Our defense (in the first half) wasn’t good and we needed to pick …last_img

May 10 numbers bearish

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileEnding stocks were bigger than expected all across the board for both old and new.It’s been a crazy week for grain prices, unfortunately a down week. Producers have been active with field preparations and most of all, planting finally taking place. However, at least for Ohio, it has not been a full week of planting for everyone. Old crop corn ending stocks were 2.095 billion bushels, last month 2.035 billion bushels. Soybean ending stocks were 995 million bushels, last month 895 million bushels. Wheat ending stocks were 1.127 billion bushels, last month 1.087 billion bushels. Looking ahead to 2019 crops, corn ending stocks were 2.485 billion bushels, soybeans 970 million bushels, with wheat at 1.141 billion bushels. This report today was a supply and demand report which also includes the first report for 2019 crops. In a first ever, world grain tables without China are also detailed. This change was announced months ago. Prior to the report, corn was up 1 cent, soybeans down 2 cents, and wheat up 2 cents. Following the report corn was down 6 cents, soybeans down 5 cents, and wheat down 5 cents.Without doubt, the biggest news this week has been the President Trump tweet on Sunday announcing China was not standing by previously agreed to commitments produced with the month’s long trade talks. Grain prices for Sunday night had been called steady to slightly higher prior to this tweet. Instead, corn, soybeans, and wheat were all lower on the Monday close. Further details have followed this week which indicate that a diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington, D.C. late last Friday night. It included a multitude of edits to the nearly 150-page draft agreement. In addition, the document was riddled with reversals from China on previously agreed to wording in the seven chapters of the draft trade document. These changes prompted the action taken by President Trump.Mid-morning today, July CBOT corn was $3.53 ½, down from last Friday’s close of $3.70 ¾. July CBOT soybeans were $8.10 and compares to last Friday at $8.42 ¼. July CBOT wheat was $4.31, last Friday it closed at $4.38. The uncertain trade talks, as well as weather permitting more active fieldwork next week, along with disappointing U.S. grain export sales from Thursday, all contributed to the price declines on Thursday.On May 10 at 12:01 am the U.S. put a 25% tariff on $200 billion of China goods imported into the U.S. The previous tariff had been 10%. This follows what President Trump said he would do earlier in the week if there was not a U.S./China trade agreement taking place. He was concerned progress was taking place at too slow of a pace. The Chinese trade delegation did indeed come to the U.S. this week as scheduled for further trade talks with discussions taking place for a shorter period than earlier indicated. It is interesting to note that while the additional tariffs took place this morning, there was a dinner Thursday night between both sides. In addition, trade talks are continuing into today. It would seem encouraging that China did not just cancel their trip and say, “See you later.” Earlier rhetoric this week from China indicated that if the current trade talks failed, they would not be at the table until after the 2020 U.S. presidential election. China also mid-week asked for the U.S. to meet them halfway and denied backtracking from the previous draft agreements. The saga continues.The U.S. Midwest weather forecast has a slightly drier pattern for next week compared to just a few days ago. Good soaking rains are expected to return to the western Midwest near the end of next week. Unless there is a huge surprise in the corn planting progress this week, the Monday, May 13 crop progress report could show well less than 50% of the U.S. corn has been planted. U.S. corn planting progress as of the May 6 weekly report was 23% while the 5-year average was 46%. Soybeans planted were just 6% with the 5-year average at 14%.last_img read more