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Betis shows off in Turin

first_img“In the book of the history of Betis, Kappa’s kit has many chapters. We have traveled a beautiful path together and we are very proud of it,” says AS Emanuelle Ostini, director of Kappa and designer and creator of the Kombat. Of course, at the Kappa exhibition in Turin, where the brand is based, the Betis shirt occupies a privileged place alongside other historic shirts such as Juventus, the Italian national team, Naples and Monaco, among others.“These historical teams, so important in their countries, help us grow in places other than Italy, such as Spain, which I love, and France,” concludes Ostini. Kappa continues working on designs for Betis for the next season and even plans to take out before the end of this course another special equipment as he did against Barça. Working Women’s Day or Andalusia Day could be the dates chosen for Betis to wear that new shirt, but nothing is confirmed yet. The modern history of Kappa is not understood without Betis. LThe Italian clothing brand celebrates this week the twentieth anniversary of its most famous shirt, the Kombat, that tight and elastic design made so that the defenders’ grips can be seen with the naked eye by the referee, and the Verdiblanco team is more than present in the commemoration of the already legendary kit. Last Sunday against Barça, Betis wore a special shirt in homage to the Kombat, a design with which the Heliopolis team won what until now is their only title in the 21st century, the Copa del Rey 2005.last_img read more

Exciting boxing at Bruising gym’s anniversary show

first_imgA large crowd, which included the Custos of St Andrew Donna Parchment-Brown, was on hand at the Stony Hill Primary and Junior School in Stony Hill last Saturday night to participate in Bruising Gym’s seventh anniversary boxing show.There were seven bouts featuring boxers from Bruising Gym going up against boxers from the St Thomas Boxing Club, Port Antonio gym, G. C. Foster Gym, and the Stanley Couch Gym. The exciting Bruising team, coached by Carl Grant, emerged victorious, 5-2.The standard of boxing was good, and the most exciting bout was the last one on the card, between light heavyweights Omar Campbell and Yovan Panton. Eighteen-year-old Campbell from Bruising gym is a promising young boxer who has represented Jamaica overseas as a youth boxer. He has now graduated to the Elite Open Class and showed on Saturday, in his win on points, that he is a boxer who deserves special attention.Satisfied crowdPanton definitely came to fight and challenged Campbell from the opening bell. He used his jab to good advantage and mixed this with hooks to the head and body. Campbell seemed surprised at his opponent’s early aggression, but fought back with a two-fisted attack that drew cheers from the crowd. There was non-stop action, and the crowd loved it.Another exciting bout was the all – Bruising Gym bantamweight contest, between Sanjay Williams and Dwayne Creary. It was action all the way, but the more accomplished and fitter Williams was always a step ahead of his opponent and drew loud cheers when he was declared the winner.In other bouts, Kirkpatrick Heron from Port Antonio defeated Cory Clarke from Bruising Gym, who retired in the third round; James Douglas from Bruising Gym defeated Joel Wedderburn on points; Ricardo Carter from G. C. Foster outpointed Bruising’s Kenry McDermott; Damion Fuller from Bruising outpointed Seantoine Johnson from St Thomas; and Michael Gardener from Bruising Gym won a unanimous decision over Akeem Sinclair of St Thomas.last_img read more

Cavs to make qualifying offer to Rodney Hood

first_imgChristopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 While waiting to see if they’re in LeBron James’ plans, the Cavaliers intend to extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to Rodney Hood, making him a restricted free agent and protecting the club if he receives any offers.The team will make the offer to Hood before Friday’s deadline, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the club is not publicly discussing its plans ahead of free agency starting Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino first reported the Cavaliers’ intentions with Hood.Also, the Cavs intend to pick up center Kendrick Perkins’ $2.5 million non-guaranteed contract for next season, the person said. The move with Perkins, who signed at the end of the regular season but did not appear in any playoff games, is so the team can potentially use his salary slot in a trade. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perkins has had two stints with Cleveland.Meanwhile, James has until 11:59 p.m. Friday to pick up his $35.6 million contract option for next season or he will become a free agent. The 33-year-old is expected to decline the option, but it’s also possible he could exercise it and be traded if Cleveland works out a deal in order to acquire assets for the three-time champion.The Cavs have not yet heard from James.At this point, days away from free agency officially beginning, anything seems possible.The 25-year-old Hood had an interesting few months with Cleveland, which acquired him from Utah in that flurry of trades executed at the Feb. 8 deadline by general manager Koby Altman. Hood struggled to blend into Cleveland’s rotation, but he’s young and inexpensive and the team believes the 6-foot-8 forward can help it stay competitive — with or without James.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees FILE – In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood (1) drives past Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have some clarity with one of their free agent forwards.No, not that one.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial South Korea ends World Cup with mixed feelings LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Hood started Cleveland’s first playoff game before losing coach Tyronn Lue’s trust and falling out of the rotation. He re-emerged in the NBA Finals and scored 15 points in the Game 3 loss to Golden State.He averaged 10.8 points in 21 regular-season games with the Cavs. View commentslast_img read more

American woman jailed for 18 months

first_imgA United States of America citizen on Monday was jailed for 18 months when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with one count of forgery and one of fraud.Stacy Hamilton, 44, originally of Texas, USA, pleaded guilty to both offences when Magistrate Fabayo Azore read the charges to her.The first charge stated that between January 1, 2015 and August 12, 2016 at Georgetown, she conspired with persons to forge one passport in favour of Tara Ashley Vaughn, reporting that same was issued by an immigration officer.The second charge read that on August 12, 2016 at Lethem, with intent to defraud, the defendant reported to Steven Williams that the passport was issued by the immigration office.The Prosecution contended that on the day in questioned, Hamilton was intercepted at Lethem as she was attempting to travel to Brazil with the forged passport.Her passport was checked and she was arrested and told of the offence after which she was charged.She told officers that she bought the passport from an unidentified person for a sum of US$1500.Her attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat in a plea of mitigation begged the Magistrate that she not be given a custodial sentenced as she have been living in Guyana for the past year and a half.However, the Magistrate said that a fine will not be given as the matter is a serious one, as such she handed down her sentence.The defendant is to be deported after serving her time in prison.last_img read more

Ford’s Taurus set to charge into world again

first_imgThe Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker made the official announcement at the Chicago Auto Show that it would place the storied moniker on the 2008 version of the Five Hundred. In addition, an upgraded version of the Freestyle crossover vehicle will be re-badged as the Taurus X, and the Mercury Montego, the Five Hundred’s cousin, will be renamed the Sable in the coming model year. The Sable was the Taurus’ nearly identical cousin, with 2 million sold under the Mercury name. Mulally, in an interview with The Associated Press, said the Taurus’ demise was one of the biggest disappointments he discovered as he started work. He still hasn’t found out why the company gave up on the name of a car purchased by 7 million buyers during its 21-year history. All he knows is the decision was wrong and needed to be fixed. “The Taurus, of course, has been an icon for Ford and its customers,” Mulally told the AP. “The customers want it back. They didn’t want it to go away. They wanted us to keep improving it.” The Five Hundred, which Mulally used for a time as his personal car, should have been named the Taurus all along rather than starting with a new name, he said. CHICAGO – On his first day at work as chief executive of Ford Motor Co., Alan Mulally had a question that no one could answer: Why get rid of the Taurus? Long before he was hired last September, the struggling company had decided to stop making what once was the most popular car in the U.S., a decision that had him perplexed. “How can it go away?” he remembered asking. “It’s the best-selling car in America.” On Wednesday, at Mulally’s insistence, the company announced that it was reviving the Taurus name. “Think of how much time and attention and money it takes to establish a brand,” Mulally said. “It’s going to take unlimited effort and time to try to build up the brand that we have with the Taurus.” The Five Hundred, built on a Volvo frame and considered a capable but dull car by industry analysts, never took hold in the marketplace. It sold moderately well in 2005, its first full year on the market, but sales nose-dived last year from almost 108,000 to about 84,000. It will get a new, more powerful engine, standard electronic stability control and some cosmetic updates for the 2008 model year, when the name change will take place. The new version will be in showrooms this summer, company officials have said. The Taurus name is one of the top three most recognized Ford nameplates, behind only the F-Series pickup trucks and the Mustang, said Cisco Codina, Ford’s vice president of North American marketing. The Taurus was among the company’s most recognizable brands in the 1980s and 1990s, but by the end of its lifetime it was almost exclusively sold to rental companies and other fleet buyers. The Taurus, redesigned in 1996, became a symbol of the company’s current ills. It was left almost unchanged for 10 years with little advertising support as the company focused on high-profit trucks and sport utility vehicles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Latinos: It’s way overdue

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I am the first one to criticize Chicano/Latino politicos when they don’t defend the interests of the community. However, during the present crisis, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and most Latino elected officials in Los Angeles have acted in a principled manner, forcefully speaking out against the racist nativism that is gripping the country. The same can be said of the Catholic Church and its refusal to go along with the hysteria. If the actions of right-wing radio hosts, virulent anti-immigrant groups, and opportunistic politicos were an aberration, there would be hope that people would come to their senses. However, this form of nativism has infected the United States since the birth of the Republic. It led to the persecution of Irish immigrants; the burning of a convent in Charleston, Mass., in 1828; the burning of Catholic churches in Philadelphia in 1842; and fueled the illegal invasion of Mexico and the theft of 50 percent of its land. This was topped off with the creation of the Native American party of the 1850s, which became known as the Know Nothing Party, and later the Republican Party. Every time that the nation had an economic depression or recession, the Greek Chorus pointed at the immigrant. Thus the Chinese were excluded in 1882, and in the 1920s immigration acts made national origins the basis of admission. The expressed intent of these laws was to keep America white by giving preferences to northern Europeans, who, the politicos said, were blonder, taller and had bigger brains. In 1965, the nation went through an examination of conscience and passed an amendment to the immigration act based on family preferences. The result was that too many Asians came in and Latin Americans continued to migrate to this country. Shortly after the passage of the 1965 amendments, politicians such as Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyoming, and ex-California Gov. Pete Wilson built careers on baiting Mexican immigrants. They criminalized them, calling them illegal and dehumanized them, calling them aliens. With the advent of the right-wing think tanks and the Internet, immigrant-bashing became an industry. Playing on the fears of white Americans who have historically been narcissistic and consumed by angst, these groups have made millions by creating a living hell for people who just want what others want a place to live in peace and educate their children. For too long the Mexican/Latino community has been silent. This has encouraged bullies and wannabe brownshirts to come out of the woodwork and prance around like Minutemen. Most of these patriots like the president and vice president of this country have never served in the military. Immigrants were welcome as long as they did the fighting for them. Samuel Johnson in 1775 said that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. History will bear out his wisdom. Aside from the mendaciousness of the nativist, their stupidity is mind-blowing. The United States has been criminally negligent when it comes to Latin America. Its drug market has converted many Latin Americans into suppliers of American demand for drugs. As a result, the governments of these countries have morally decayed. The U.S.’ green revolutions have destroyed agricultural subsistence, and the North American Free Trade Agreement has destroyed nascent manufacturing industries. Today, the only thing that is sustaining Mexico and Central America is the remittances sent back annually by hard-working compatriots. If it were not for these remittances, those economies would crash and there would be many more immigrant workers coming into territory that was illegally taken from their ancestors. They are illegal because the border was moved. The demonstrators had no choice but to protest. I have no other choice but to urge my students and community to resist immoral laws. As a historian, I remember the words of Martin Niem ller, a Protestant pastor and social activist: When the Nazis arrested the Communists, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Communist. When they locked up the Social Democrats, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Social Democrat. When they arrested the trade unionists, I said nothing; after all, I was not a trade unionist. When they arrested the Jews, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Jew. When they arrested me, there was no longer anyone who could protest. Rodolfo F. Acñu a is professor of Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Northridge.last_img read more

Man on trial a mafia `ghost’?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Prosecutors say Beserra recorded the testimony on orders from the Mexican Mafia. The purpose, they say, was to prove to jailed Mexican Mafia gangsters that the witness was a “rat” who should be killed for testifying in court. At his nearly weeklong trial this past week in Norwalk Court on charges of witness intimidation, Beserra sat straight in his chair, his hands folded on the table in front of him. Every day he wore long-sleeved, buttoned-down shirts, his hair cut military-style short, his skin almost babyishly smooth, his mannerisms polished and gentlemanly. Contrast this with the appearance of the alleged Mexican Mafia member Beserra is charged with intimidating – the tattoos covering his arms and neck, his slouched posture on the witness stand, his hard gaze. “Ghosts are incognito,” the witness – who likely would be killed if his name appeared in print, according to prosecutors – told the court. “They fit in. They’re not recognized as gang members. But they’re really into doing things that need to be done for the gang,” the man said. “Ghosts can be car dealers, teachers, students, accountants, barbers,” he added. Their main job is to perform deeds for the gang – and to keep its members connected to “the real world,” the alleged gang member testified. He said his story began on Dec. 28, 2004, when he was shot in the head by a rival gang member, retaliation for demanding tribute from a local drug dealer, the man testified. Although he was shot in the head, he survived. Then he did something strictly impermissible for the Mexican Mafia – he turned to police for help. Worse, he agreed to testify in court against the shooter, the man said. That is when Beserra came in to the picture, according to prosecutors. The voice Beserra recorded Sept. 2, 2005, in Whittier Court is barely audible, but the witness is heard saying and spelling his name, according to court testimony. But that is not all prosecutors have as evidence against Beserra. After confiscating the cell phone in court, police searched Beserra’s home, where they found letters written to inmates that prosecutors say prove Beserra’s gang ties. One letter allegedly written by Beserra reads: “That fool from Cold Street is fired. If I have any problems with him, I’ll handle him. I got things set up on the street, so everything looks good.” King did not call any witnesses in Beserra’s defense. Instead, he argued that the prosecution did not make a strong enough case. Both sides ended their arguments Friday. A verdict is expected this week in Norwalk Court. “The bottom line is that the people are asking you to convict Mr. Beserra on these two felony counts \ with no evidence,” King told jurors. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Is he a “ghost,” or merely an innocent accountant? If he is a ghost, then clean-cut Henry Beserra, a former UCLA student with mild courtroom manners, augments his salary performing undercover dirty deeds for the Mexican Mafia, according to prosecutors. If he is what defense attorney Nolan King says he is, then the 30-year-old Murrieta resident is an innocent victim of overly aggressive prosecutors. His only crime was to inadvertently record on his cell phone four minutes of testimony during an attempted murder trial in Whittier Court, King asserts. The recorded testimony came from an alleged longtime Mexican Mafia member as he spoke in the trial of a rival gang member accused of shooting him. last_img read more

Judge OKs border fence to stop illegal immigrants

first_img The final leg of the fence would cross steep, rugged canyons including “Smuggler’s Gulch,” a maze of trails once overrun by illegal border crossers. The federal government launched a crackdown in the area in 1994, forcing migrants to cross in more remote areas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Cory Briggs, an attorney representing the environmental groups, said he was undecided whether to appeal. Litigation has stalled the project since it was approved by Congress in 1996. Last year, the California Coastal Commission refused to grant permits, saying damage to sensitive habitats outweighed security benefits. In a lawsuit in 2004, the Sierra Club said the project threatened the Tijuana River estuary, home to more than 370 migratory and native birds, six of them endangered. The proposal calls for adding two fences to an existing barrier made of Navy landing mats. A maintenance road would be built between the primary and secondary fences, along with lights, sensors and cameras. The 2006 Homeland Security budget includes $35 million to cover most of the work. SAN DIEGO – A federal judge on Monday lifted the final legal barrier to completing a border fence meant to thwart illegal immigrants in the southwestern corner of the U.S. The project comprises 14 miles of additional fencing in San Diego. In September, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff waived all laws and legal challenges to building the final 3-mile leg through coastal wetlands to the Pacific Ocean. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups had argued that Chertoff lacked the authority to do what he did. But U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said Congress delegated such authority to Chertoff in June. He noted that the executive branch already had significant jurisdiction over national security and immigration. last_img read more

Grazing tips for dry pastures

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, many areas are experiencing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions — and the impact on crops is obvious.One farmer last week told me he had to drive around a lot in his fields to make round bales. All crops are showing signs of stress, including pasture grasses and forages, but the weeds seem to be growing well through these dry conditions.What can a manager do given the current situation?Basic pasture management principles are as important, if not more so, during periods of dry weather. Maintaining good fertility and soil pH can help grazing plants survive drought conditions. Soils that have adequate fertility and are at the ideal pH will go a long way in helping plants maintain a healthy root system, which is important for capturing nutrients, minimizing soil loss, and photosynthesis.If you decide to apply nitrogen fertilizer, use a form that will not volatilize if rainfall doesn’t occur shortly following application. Nitrogen fertilizer can benefit plants even if rainfall doesn’t occur for several weeks. But be cautious when using nitrogen fertilizer during drought conditions as this practice can potentially lead to nitrate poisoning.Also, don’t overgraze your pastures. It’s critical that plants be grazed to the proper stubble height and be allowed to rest until they reach the proper grazing height. Plants should be between six and eight inches tall when grazed. This is necessary to maintain plant health and diversity in a pasture. The “take half, leave half” rule applies at all times when grazing — especially during times of drought.One of the worst things to do during a drought is to open up the gates and let livestock graze wherever and whenever they choose. Doing so prevents photosynthesis to occur and may cause long-term damage to the plants.If you have large grazing paddocks, it may be helpful to subdivide them to improve forage utilization and increase the rest period. Look for other areas that are not normally grazed, such as hay that is short, but adequate for grazing, crop residue, or farm roads that are normally mowed.Reduce the number of cows grazing. By drying off cows, the forage demand is reduced. The grazing can also be reduced by limiting the time spent grazing by keeping them in an area when they are not grazing.Closely monitor body condition of cows during drought conditions. When finishing animals on pasture, give them first choice on the best pasture and after moving them to a new pasture, let the dry animals clean up after them.Feed hay or grain in an area that will benefit from the extra nutrients provided by these feeds. Another option is to cross fence the pastures and start feeding the hay or grain on pasture to extend the grazing and spread the nutrients over more acres.If you are experiencing drought like conditions and pasture growth is minimal, consider the options to help maintain the stand and have it in a more favorable condition when rainfall resumes.last_img read more

Raptors leading Warriors at halftime of Game 3

first_imgToronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, foreground, reaches for the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California—Kyle Lowry has 15 points, Pascal Siakam has 14 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 60-52 at halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.All five Raptors starters have at least eight points.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Leonard is playing at Oracle for the first time since the game in May 2017 when Zaza Pachulia closed out on him, got a foot in his landing space and caused Leonard to turn his ankle.That knocked him out of that season’s West finals with San Antonio, and the Warriors went on to win the NBA title.Wednesday night’s winner will take a 2-1 lead in the title series.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Only one Warriors starter has scored that many. That would be Stephen Curry, who leads everybody with 25 points. That ties his playoff career first-half high, and is the most he’s ever had in a single half of a finals game.The Raptors led by as many as 14. Lowry has three fouls, picking up his third with a half-minute remaining in the half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsKlay Thompson is out, and Kevin Durant is missing yet again for Golden State. Stephen Curry has more than tried to pick up the scoring slack, and he has 17 points on 6 for 11 shooting so far. The 11 shots are the most he’s ever taken in a single quarter of a finals game.With Thompson sidelined with a strained hamstring, the Warriors used their 10th different starting lineup of the playoffs. That’s the most that any team has ever used in a single postseason, at least since such things started being tracked in 1971. Full strength Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more