Watch Live: Trump Welcomes LSU Tigers to White House

first_imgPresident Trump is going to host the college football national champions Friday.The LSU Tigers will take a tour of the White House and then have a meeting with the President.The team was scheduled to arrive in the nation’s capital Thursday for other activities.LSU beat Clemson on Monday to claim the College Football Playoff title. They finished their season a perfect 15-0.The President and First Lady were greeted warmly with huge cheers at the game when they walked out on the field for the National Anthem.There were chants of “USA” and “four more years.”WATCH LIVE: @realdonaldtrump welcomes champion @LSUfootball Tigers to White House https://t.co/n96eBpw7vo— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 17, 2020 After hosting the LSU Tigers the President and First Lady will board Air Force One and head south to PBIA. They will arrive around 5:15 p.m. and spend the three day weekend at Mar-a-Lago with a fundraiser scheduled for tomorrow.See the President’s schedule here.last_img read more

Hornets looking to ‘sting’ GDF for second win- Panthers, Caribs to face off

first_imgAfter dropping the ‘upstarts’ Panthers 36 – 26 to pick up their first weekend, the Pepsi Hornets will be looking to ‘sting’ their way past the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) this weekend, as action continue in the Bounty Farm 15s tournament in the National Park.Today, the Panthers will play Yamaha Caribs while on Sunday, Pepsi Hornets will collide with the GDF.Playing in the final 15s tournament on the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Calendar for 2017, the Hornets, buoyed by the return of the monstrous Kevin McKenzie who plays in Australia, brought the red-hot Panthers back to reality with the whipping.Panthers came into the Bounty Farm 15s with back-to-back 7s titles, and had started their run in the game’s longer format with a 67 – 7 annihilation of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Falcons.However, the presence of McKenzie, along with some of the country’s top ruggers, proved too much for the Panthers.McKenzie finished with two tries, while National Captain Ryan Gonsalves had a try, made good of three conversations and scored a penalty. Rickford Cummings also had a try for the Hornets.Godfrey Brooms, winger Osei McKenzie, Daniel Anderson and Jamal Angus scored a try each for the Panthers. Brooms scored three conversations.The Yamaha Caribs will now be the focus for the young Panthers team, as they look to bounce back. The Caribs had forfeit their last game against the Falcons.Meanwhile, the GDF team is anxious to get into action and would be even more excited to face the Hornets, especially after watching them ‘manners’ the Panthers.Patrick King, Avery Corbin and Dwayne Schroeder – the top players for the GDF – will have a chance to empress rugby fans with their superiority and will continue their rich rivalry with the Hornets.Game time is 16:00last_img read more

Serbia Sack Manager Despite World Cup Qualification

first_imgSerbia have severed ties with coach Slavoljub Muslin despite the fact that he led them to a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia.64-year old Muslin guided his country to a first major tournament in eight years.His exit was confirmed via a statement from the country’s FA (FSS) which said: “The FSS decided to part company with Muslin by mutual consent.“His assistant Mladen Krstajic takes over as the caretaker until a new head coach is appointed.” the statement further read.RelatedEzenwa Declares Himself Fit For Poland, Serbia Friendlies (Audio)March 21, 2018In “National Team”Tadic Agrees Deal To Join Ajax From SouthamptonJune 27, 2018In “England”FIFA Open Investigation Into Xhaka, Shaqiri Goal CelebrationsJune 24, 2018In “England”last_img read more

Airtel Promises to Increase Support for Juvenile Soccer

first_imgAirtel Ghana Managing Director, Philip Sowah has promised that the company will continue supporting the development of soccer at the juvenile level through its flagship ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ and would even increase the support over the coming years.“We at Airtel have decided to focus on soccer at the juvenile level to develop talents for the future of football in Ghana and I can assure you that we will not cut back on our investment into that area, but we will even invest more in the coming years,” he said.Philip Sowah was speaking at a brief ceremony to present a cheque for $7,000 and $3,000 in football gear to Ghana’s Inter-Royal Football Club, for winning the maiden edition of female category of the Africa Airtel Rising Stars in Nairobi, Kenya.Inter-Royal went to the Africa tournament after winning the Ghana edition of the Airtel Rising Stars competition.Philip Sowah said Airtel was proud of the achievement of the team as it brought honour to the country, adding that Airtel was happy that the Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) initiative is already yielding positive results for the country.The company also used the occasion to present a cheque of GHC5,000 to the Captain of Ghana Under-17 female team, the Black Maidens, Priscilla Okyere, who was a product of Airtel Rising Stars and led the Maidens to win Bronze at the recent World U-17 tournament in Azerbaijan. “Priscilla’s exemplary leadership on the field and immense talent is one that Airtel is proud of and that is why we want to help in the further development of Priscilla by rewarding her with GHC 5,000 to be placed in an investment fund for her,” Sowah said.Priscilla Okyere was one of six best players from Ghana who attended a soccer clinic in South Africa last year under the auspices of Airtel through the Airtel Rising Stars program.Priscilla expressed her gratitude to Airtel for the reward and the opportunity she had to take part in the Airtel Rising Stars.“It taught me a lot of things I didn’t know before”, she said.Chairman of the National Juvenile Committee (NJC) of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie said his outfit was happy with the ARS initiative being pioneered by Airtel. He said the NJC is looking forward to continuing the collaboration with Airtel to help unearth soccer talents at the grassroots level.Afriyie called on other corporate organizations to get onboard the ARS train and partner Airtel to develop juvenile soccer.“At the GFA, we are starting a ‘books and boots’ program under which we will ensure that all talents playing in any of the national teams are also in school and those whose parents cannot afford to finance their schooling will be admitted to the GFA’s own academy to ensure they are not denied formal education because of football,” he said.Airtel Rising Stars is an initiative geared towards unearthing footballers who are in school. Two of the players from the just ended event have been called into the national U-17 team, the Black Starlets.last_img read more

Crusaders still at full strength

first_imgPhoto: The Crusaders, who beat the Highlanders 17-0 in the Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch last weekend, will field the same 23 players for the semi against the Chiefs By sticking with the 23 men who combined to dust-up the Highlanders 17-0 in the wet, slippery conditions during the quarterfinal at AMI Stadium last weekend, Robertson has signaled the Crusaders believe they are capable of executing a variety of game plans during the sudden-death fixture.Rain is forecast to fall in Canterbury over the next few days, but to clear by Saturday afternoon.Openside flanker Matt Todd (finger) and left wing Seta Tamanivalu (neck) were the only players to suffer injuries during the win over the Highlanders, but both proved their fitness this week and have been named to start.Robertson has listed seven All Blacks in his forward pack, along with an additional three in his backline. All Blacks tight forwards Wyatt Crockett and Luke Romano have been listed on the bench.Crusaders: David Havili, Israel Dagg, Jack Goodhue, Ryan Crotty, Seta Tamanivalu, Richie Mo’unga, Bryn Hall, Kieran Read, Matt Todd, Jordan Taufua, Sam Whitelock (captain), Scott Barrett, Owen Franks, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody. Reserves: Ben Funnell, Wyatt Crockett, Michael Alaalatoa, Luke Romano, Pete Samu, Mitchell Drummond, Mitchell Hunt, George Bridge.last_img read more

David Moyes: a supportive guy with a tip

first_imgDavid Moyes, the West Ham coach who also passed the Everton and Manchester United benches, tried to help his neighbors out during the coronavirus pandemic.The coach left London several weeks ago and went to a family home in Lancashire, much further north in England. Days ago, Moyes went out to buy and, at the grocery store he went to, he saw a sign looking for a delivery man. The coach volunteered to do this work to try to help given the situation. “I did it voluntarily because my wife was away at the time. I was alone and I decided to become a fruit and vegetable delivery man,” he said in The Guardian.Some neighbors recognized him (“Could you hear ‘Is that David Moyes?’”) but not all. Among those who didn’t, was an older neighbor, who wanted to value her work with a small tip. “I think the account was £ 16.80 for a box of fruits and vegetables. She gave me a 20 bill and said: “Here you have son, keep the change.” Tip! “He assured in the British newspaper.Moyes had to go to other homes and he even had to go to one of his friends, who ordered an order to play a joke on him. “Two of my friends with whom I usually go out for a drink wrote to me on WhatsApp all the time. “Have you delivered the fruit and vegetables yet?” In the end, I had to bring them two boxes, “said Moyes, who made a small profit of less than three pounds. This is not being his only way to help the Scotsman, who is also using his fame to try to encourage others with calls.. Days ago, he was chatting with Iris, an 85-year-old lady who has overcome the coronavirus. “She is doing very well and tells me that she is receiving a lot of support from the people of West Ham. They call her and send her letters. I have promised her that when soccer returns I will go to look for her by taxi, we will go to the game and then I will stop her back home, “he confessed.In confinement, stop being the coachMoyes is alone in his house in Lancashire and now, he admits that his wife, Pamela Moyes, is the one who gives him directions for improvement in the kitchen., as he usually does with his footballers. “Now it is my wife who is in the band, giving me all kinds of indications although I think my cuisine is somewhat better than average. I’ve made baked salmon, monkfish. I’ve been through the fishmonger a lot. It is not an incredible thing but it lets itself be eaten “, explained the coach about his handling in the kitchen under the orders oflast_img read more

SASOD to appeal cross-dressing case

first_imgAs the days draw closer to its appeal date, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) has noted that it was confident of a successful hearing.Owing to a recent ruling in favour of the LGBT community in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago, the organisation has noticed and welcomed a changing tide in the Caribbean Region.Although it is the aim of the organisation to have a similar ruling in Guyana, Managing Director Joel Simpson has disclosed that it was focusing on the cross-dressing appeal case that it currently had before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the highest appeal court in the Region.“We are focused on our appeal before the CCJ, and we don’t want to have more than one major constitution [al] suits in court,” he said.If the CCJ rules in SASOD’s favour, the cross-dressing appeal case will allow for persons in the LGBT community to freely cross dress without fear of breaking the law. The case was initially brought to the local Appeal Court, however, the case was dismissed in February of 2017. This dismissal is what led to the CCJ appeal.“We just got a tentative date for the hearing, that is June 28,” Simpson disclosed.When questioned about any intention to follow in Trinidad’s footsteps, Simpson stated, “We think that given the court decision the Attorney General should move to wipe these laws off the books on the basis that similar jurisdictions – other Commonwealth countries – have declared then unconstitutional.”Throughout its CCJ hearing, SASOD will be assisted by the University of the West Indies Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP), who provides the organisation with pro bono services.The cross-dressing case was initially filed in February 2010, owing to highly publicised arrests and convictions of seven persons for the summary offence of “being a man and wearing female attire in a public way or public place, for an improper purpose” (1893 Act). Of the original seven, four of those persons collaborated with SASOD to file the action. SASOD then approached the U-RAP for legal assistance. The combined efforts of U-Rap and local counsel have brought the case to the level that it is currently at.last_img read more

Hate in America can come with a brown or black face

first_imgThe much-publicized crackdown on a Latino gang that unleashed a three-year campaign to drive blacks out of a mixed neighborhood in South Los Angeles has ripped open a dirty and very painful secret: Latinos and blacks can and do commit hate crimes against each other. And the violence can be just as deadly as the worst Southern Klan, Aryan Nation or Skinhead attacks. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say Latino gang members committed or are suspected of complicity in 20 killings during its reign of terror in the area. The arrests and indictment of the gang members came barely two months after the slaying of three black students in Newark, N.J., by illegal Latino immigrants, some with alleged gang ties. But two years before the Newark killings, Latino men were robbed, beaten and even murdered in Plainfield, N.J., Jacksonville, Fla., and Annapolis, Md. And seven members of a Latino family were murdered in Indianapolis. The attackers in all cases were young black males. The men attacked were mostly undocumented workers, and police speculate that the attackers regarded them as easy prey for robbery since they would be reluctant to report the attacks to the police. A Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission report on hate violence in 2005 found that, overall, Latinos committed nearly half of the hate attacks in the county, while blacks committed 30 percent of the hate attacks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Moreover, Latinos and blacks committed the bulk of the racially motivated hate attacks against each other. Nationally, blacks and Latinos commit about one in five hate crimes, and many of their victims, as in Los Angeles, are other blacks or Latinos. This represents two more disturbing trends. One is that blacks and Latinos committed the majority of hate crimes in Los Angeles, and a sizable number of them nationally. The other is that hate crimes are increasingly being committed by blacks and Latinos against each other, and in some cases, the victims are innocent random victims. The racially tinged violence in Los Angeles, Newark, and the other cities is not the norm – yet. The overwhelming majority of physical assaults and murders of blacks are by blacks, and most attacks on Latinos are by Latinos. However, black and Latino racial attacks against each other – no matter how infrequent, as is the case with white-on-black hate attacks – stir fear, rage and panic, while deepening racial divisions. That’s especially true given the latent and increasingly openly expressed unease and hostility many blacks express toward illegal immigration. There are two easy explanations for the hate violence in Los Angeles and nationally. One is that the perpetrators are bored, restless, disaffected, jobless, untutored or violence-prone gang members engaging in bloody turf battles to control the drug trade. That seemed to be the case with the Florencia 13 street gang, the target of the federal crackdown. The other explanation is that the violence is a twisted response to racism and deprivation. The attacks no doubt are deliberately designed by the gang hate purveyors to send the message to blacks that “this is our turf, and you’re an interloper.” There is still another reason, though more subtle and nuanced, as to why some gang members commit racial attacks. The violence is a source of ego gratification for them, and negative stereotypes provided a convenient rationale for their violent acts. University researchers have found that individuals who suffer low self-esteem or have serious self-image problems are much more likely to view others – especially those they consider rivals – through the warped lens of racial stereotypes. Then there is the vehemence of the racial hate. The dirtier and even more painful secret is that blacks and Latinos can be as racist toward each other as some whites can be toward them. It’s easy to see why. Many Latinos continue to demean blacks for their poverty or type them as clowns, buffoons and crooks. Some routinely repeat the same vicious anti-black epithets as racist whites. A 1998 poll by the National Conference, a nonprofit organization that promotes racial dialogue, found that Latinos were three times more likely than whites to believe that blacks were incapable of getting ahead. These myths and stereotypes bolster the notion that blacks are a racial and competitive threat, and any distancing, ostracism, avoidance and even violence toward them seems a rational response to keep blacks at arm’s length. But stereotypes can cut two ways. Some blacks feed on the same myths and negative images of Latinos as anti-black, violence-prone gangsters who pose a menace, and who are their ethnic and economic competitors. The same 1998 poll found that as many blacks as whites believed that Latinos breed big families that they are unable to support. The skewed misconceptions and fears both groups have about and toward each other in many instances drown out genuine efforts to lessen tensions. The galling new fact in America is that hate can come with a black or brown face, and the victim can have the same face. That’s yet another heart-wrenching challenge for blacks and Latinos. Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s new book, “The Latino Challenge to Black America: Towards a Conversation between African-Americans and Hispanics,” explores in depth the issue and recent incidences of black and Latino violence in Los Angeles. He blogs at www.insidesocal.com/friendlyfire.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

5 Mongols to take plea deals in 2002 Laughling River Run brawl

first_img 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Two Hells Angels and one Mongols member died and at least a dozen people were hurt in the April 2002 brawl at the Harrah’s Laughlin. A plea deal last year ended a federal racketeering trial and state charges against Hells Angels members. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. LAS VEGAS – A prosecutor says five Mongols motorcycle club members intend to plead guilty to reduced charges and avoid trial stemming from a deadly casino brawl with rival Hells Angels at the 2002 Laughlin River Run rally. Clark County prosecutor Chris Owens says Alexander Alcantar, Kenneth Dysart, Roger Pinney, Walter Ramirez and Pedro Martinez will enter pleas at a court hearing Monday afternoon. A plea deal’s still possible with a final defendant, Benjamin Leyva. That would avoid a trial due to begin Nov. 26 in Las Vegas. last_img read more

Celebrate with Highland Motors at new showroom launch tonight

first_imgThe team at Highland Motors in Letterkenny are giving back to their loyal customers tonight with a lavish party promising presents, prizes, new car offers and special celebrity guests.Highland Motors are excited to announce that they will be holding a Customer Appreciation and New Showroom Launch event this Thursday 10th November at 8:00pm. This is a landmark occasion for Highland Motors as they officially launch their state of the art new showroom and they want to celebrate this occasion with all their past, present and future customers. Highland Motors are proud to say that they have been looking after satisfied customers for more than 35 years.Highland Motors, Letterkenny, Donegal. Photo: Clive WassonIt has been 18 years since they first opened the doors of the then state of the art Renault Showroom on Mountain Top, Letterkenny, and are delighted to announce that after 18 years at this premises, they have just completed a major redevelopment of the dealership, which will allow them to cater for all their customers sales and servicing needs even better.Celebrations on the night begin with a drinks reception and canapes at 8pm sharp. Lee Gooch will ensure attendees are entertained all night long and there will also be Special Celebrity Guest Appearances and games of the Beat the Banker Game with the opportunity to win €1,000.Beat the Banker with Lee GoochThere will be lots of spot prizes given away and a special present for each of the first 20 people arriving on the night. All the amazing offers for Renault will be officially announced on the night and Highland are delighted to be unveiling the all New Renault Megane Sports Tourer on the night as well. Beat the crowds and be one of the first people in the country to view the new models and arrange your test drive.So why not join Highland Motors for a night to remember as they celebrate another landmark in their proud history as your Donegal Renault Dealer. For further details please call Highland Motors on 074 91 28777.Celebrate with Highland Motors at new showroom launch tonight was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more