Vidal arrested in drink driving crash

first_img0Shares0000SANTIAGO, June 17- Chilean soccer star Arturo Vidal was arrested for drunk driving Tuesday following a car crash on the outskirts of Santiago, police said.The Juventus midfielder, currently starring in his country’s bid to win the Copa America on home soil, suffered “minor injuries”. His wife, who also was in the red sports car, had “moderately serious injuries,” police colonel Ricardo Gonzalez told reporters.“Because he was driving under the influence of alcohol … (Vidal) is being held,” Gonzalez said.Immediate details about the crash were scarce, but officials said Vidal’s car had collided with another vehicle.The player posted a short video message on YouTube.“Today, I had a car accident. It was not my fault. I’m fine, my family’s fine. Thank you for everything,” Vidal said.Several Twitter users posted photographs of what they said were Vidal’s car, which was badly mangled on the driver’s side.Vidal, 28, who plays for Italian giants Juventus, is one of the biggest stars of Chilean football and a key figure in the country’s attempts to win the Copa America.The midfielder is currently the tournament’s top goalscorer, having scored a penalty in the opening victory against Ecuador last Thursday before scoring twice in Monday’s 3-3 draw with Mexico in Santiago.Chile, currently top of Group A, meet Bolivia in their final first round match on Friday.The combative midfielder is no stranger to controversy. In 2011 he was among a group of several players who were sanctioned and kicked out of a Chilean squad camp after turning up late to training. He was subsequently welcomed back to the fold after apologizing.Earlier this season Juventus handed the midfielder a club record 100,000 euro ($112,000) fine after he was allegedly involved in a drunken brawl outside a Turin nightclub.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

McLaren uncovers doping in Russian football

first_img0Shares0000Richard McLaren attends a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport © AFP / Adrian DennisLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – The second McLaren report into doping in Russian sport released on Friday found evidence of banned substances being used in football.The report found football was one of more than 30 sports in which positive drug tests were covered up in Russia, which will host the 2018 World Cup, with 33 players, including foreigners, concerned. No information about clubs or players was revealed, but evidence will now be passed on to the relevant sports federations and regulatory bodies.“We didn’t really have a chance to look at Russian soccer across the board, to look at different teams and what’s going on,” Richard McLaren told AFP after presenting his report findings in London.“So what we’re reporting on is certain footballers that we have information about and not what’s going on within teams or leagues.“I think there are 33 footballers listed in the report. Not all of those are Russian by the way — some are foreigners.“That’s barely one team in total, so I don’t think that’s enough to say much about what’s going on across the board.”The 2018 World Cup organising committee is headed by Russia’s former sports minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also the head of the Russian Football Union.In his first report, published in July, Canadian lawyer McLaren said it was “inconceivable” Mutko did not know about the doping programme being run by the ministry of sports.Mutko, promoted to deputy prime minister by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has denied wrongdoing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lag seen in ’06, ’07 economy

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! A slowdown should hit the national and state economies late this year and in early 2007, but the remaining question for California is how much damage the weakening housing market will bring, according to a UCLA Anderson Forecast that will be released today. The forecast’s economists believe that a recession is unlikely because of modest growth levels as measured by gross domestic product at the national level and employment at the state level. Nor are any economic shocks looming. “Right now, we’re calling it a soft landing,” said UCLA senior economist Christopher Thornberg, who wrote the state outlook. The forecast calls for: Total nonfarm employment in California to increase 1 percent this quarter, 1.5 percent the next, 0.9 percent in the third and end the year at 0.8 percent. A similar growth range is anticipated next year. Most of the growth will come from construction, retail trade, finance, professional and technical services and administrative support positions. Manufacturing is still doing OK, but that is because worker productivity is increasing rather than firms increasing the payroll. The nation’s GDP should grow by 3.2 percent, 2.4 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively, between this year and 2008. And, as in California, the housing boom is coming to an end. Economist Daniel Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge, said the forecasted levels of job and GDP growth are sustainable. “The soft landing is good news. If the housing market really crashed and something else really crashed as well, that could lead to a recession,” Blake said. Senior UCLA economist David Shulman, who wrote the national outlook, said in some parts of the country the real estate sector may slip into recession, but it won’t drag the rest of the economy with it. Nor will it be a Goldilocks economy, a term Shulman coined in the early 1990s to describe one that is neither too hot nor too cold. “This is in line with what we had in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s,” he said of what economist term mid-cycle slowdowns. “The primary risk to the forecast is that the slowdown we envision turns into something worse,” Shulman cautioned. Important economic drivers – lower interest rates and cheaper oil in the 1980s and the Internet gold rush in the 1990s – helped mitigate the prior mid-cycle episodes. Now rates are rising and oil is expensive, but Shulman believes that strong capital spending and a leveling off in the decline of net exports could play a similar role in the coming economic shakeout. The housing boom, both construction and the resale market, has been the prime driver of the national and state economies for the past several years. The peak is past but it might not be a crash landing. UCLA first raised the possibility that a price bubble had formed in June 2004, then tempered that assessment in later outlooks. Thornberg notes that California has seen an impressive increase in housing prices at a time when the economy went from bad to moderate to OK. Now an adjustment is coming. Sales have been falling under year-ago levels for five months and appreciation rates are narrowing. Prices have been higher than a year ago on a consistent basis, but have been flat in many areas since last summer. Thornberg believes they could remain so for at least a year. And this will have a ripple effect. The reduced rate of appreciation will slow taxable sales growth, too, which will impact the state’s budget. But Thornberg does not see substantial state revenue losses like the ones in 2001 and 2002. “The economy is going to be fragile. That’s important to keep in mind,” he said. (818) 713-3743last_img read more

Kevin De Bruyne hails Raheem Sterling and says England fans should back starlet

first_img Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne says he is baffled by criticism of Raheem Sterling, hailing his Manchester City teammate as a ‘great player’.Sterling endured a difficult first season at the Etihad after his acrimonious £44million move from Liverpool in 2015.He also struggled to impress at Euro 2016 and was booed by England supporters.But having seen the 21-year-old has start the new campaign under Pep Guardiola in fine fashion, De Bruyne cannot understand why the starlet gets so much stick.“He’s a great player. I don’t care what people say about him after last year or the Euros – these things happen, footballers have ups and downs,” said the Belgian.“Hopefully he can continue this for us now because he is very dangerous.“Obviously he’s been criticised a lot in the last year but the way he’s responding is great.“I don’t think he’s really bothered about people talking about him. Everywhere he goes in England there are lots of fans of the opposing team shouting at him.“I don’t know why, because he’s a great English player, they should be supporting him instead of booing him. But that’s the way it goes – the City supporters will cheer him.” 1last_img read more

Concert group music to ears

first_img“One of the beauties of membership in the association,” said member Joan Greene, “is that our cards can be used to attend community concerts in many other areas. That gives us even more variety. Reciprocation is an added perk. Where else can you get such an entertainment package for the price?” Association board members get nostalgic as they praise pioneer organizers and patrons who decried the necessity of going to other areas to hear good music. “Most of us here today didn’t get a chance to know the ones that are gone but we can appreciate what they did for us. We also want to say thank you to those who are still around,” said Ferrell. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Beef stroganoff w/noodles, peas and carrots, tossed salad, ice cream. Tuesday: Beef enchilada, Spanish rice, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce. Wednesday: Mandarin chicken, salad, marinated beets, pea salad, cheesecake. Thursday: Riblet sandwich, macaroni salad, corn, carrots and raisin salad, banana. Friday: Roast turkey, bread dressing, vegetables, tossed salad, Jell-O w/fruit. Bettie Rencoret can be contacted at (661) 943-2998.160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2All of the concerts will be at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC). That’s a far cry from the early days when patrons sat on folding chairs in the Antelope Valley College cafetorium to hear piano duo Ferrante and Teicher in their first Antelope Valley appearance. Ferrante and Teicher came again later, this time to the LPAC stage, and could not say enough about the wonderful theater and its acoustics. Membership costs $45 for adults and $20 for ages 18 and younger. Information is available by calling (661) 946-1355, (661) 943-7884 or (661) 942-4402. Membership cards will be mailed out in September, she said. LANCASTER – Antelope Valley’s classical music aficionados felt culturally deprived until they got together and formed an Antelope Valley chapter of the Community Concerts Association back in 1947. Today they are celebrating their 59th year of bringing top entertainment to the area. “We offer more than just classical entertainment now,” said Ron Ferrell, this year’s president. “We’ve become a little more eclectic in our choices so that we can satisfy more diverse tastes, but still maintain our original objective for quality.” The concerts – to which admission is by membership card – include organist Aram Basmadjian on Oct. 23, The Four Freshmen on Nov. 21, pianist Scott Pratt on Feb. 20, and xylophonist David Meyer on April 17. last_img read more

Council plans to give illegal signs the road!

first_imgWith the tourist season upon us and in an effort to support the community clean-ups that have taken place across Donegal over the last number of months, the council has launched a campaign that will see the removal of illegal signs along public roads. The Council’s Director of Roads & Transportation, John McLaughlin, said they are keen to support community efforts to clean up local areas.“The issue of illegal signage particularly along public roads including approach roads in our towns and villages has been highlighted by various Tidy Town Committees and community groups. These signs are both unsightly and hazardous for road users and often clutter up both the roads and the footpaths,” added Mr. McLaughlin. Advertisement signs along a public road requires the approval of the Council in the form of a licence or planning permission and further information on how to apply is available on the here.Examples of illegal signs includes small advertisement signs normally tied or nailed to existing signs or poles; finger post B&B signs, sandwich board advertisement signs, large billboard signs, large signs mounted on trailers or vans as well as vehicles being advertised for sale along public roads.Temporary signs for non-commercial local events are permissible subject to certain restrictions and provided they do not impact on road safety. Similar signs for local commercial events can also be permissible subject to restrictions on size, timing, location, etc.Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development Regulations sets out full details of exemptions for advertisements and this information is also available here. In the coming weeks, the Council will be arranging for the removal and storage of unauthorised or illegal signage and signs will be stored for a period of one month after the date the owner has been notified or six weeks from the time the sign is removed, whichever is longer.Where possible, owners will be notified and will be given one month to retrieve their sign and if not collected after that time the signs will be disposed of.The Council will require the person recovering the sign to make a written declaration stating that they are the owner of the sign or they are there on the authority of the owner.In addition the Council will require the person recovering the sign to pay the cost of the removal and storage before being able to recover it.The Council is urging any owners of illegal or unauthorised signs along public roads to remove them as soon as possible. Council plans to give illegal signs the road! was last modified: May 22nd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:councildonegalillegal signslast_img read more

Self Care inspiration event to attract crowds to Shandon Hotel

first_imgUPDATE: The She Said Club ‘Nourish to Flourish’ has been rescheduled to Saturday, 9th March 2019. The She Said Club is delighted to bring their next event to Donegal, following the resounding success of their launch in Belfast.Taking place on Saturday 9th March 2019 in the gorgeous Shandon Hotel, She Said Club: Nourish to Flourish will be an event full of inspiration, support and personal growth. The day is about having fun, planning YOUR New Year’s resolutions to help organise YOUR goals and focus for 2019 and give you the essential top tips to help you prioritise self-care.Guest speakers announced are two inspirational Donegal women in the fields of sport, health and business:The Motivation Factory’s Nikki Bradley, the first woman to scale four of Ireland’s highest peaks on crutches,  will be talking guests through her incredible journey and how she has overcome all the obstacles life has thrown at her.Lorraine Boyce, Down Below Physio is a popular women’s health physiotherapist and advocate who will be talking about the importance of women’s health and how we can keep ourselves as fit and healthy ‘down below’ as possible.  She Said Club curator Naomh McElhatton said attendees have much to gain from the event: “The New Year is always the best time to refocus the mind and to get our goals in place, our event intends to get the guests re-energised and ready to take on 2019 with passion, ambition and determination.”Tickets for She Said Club: New Year Self care can be purchased here: @SheSaidClub on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to hear all the updates in the run up to the event.Self Care inspiration event to attract crowds to Shandon Hotel was last modified: January 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:eventslorraine boyceNaomh McElhattonnew year self-carenikki bradleyshandon hotelshe said clublast_img read more

Walt Disney World Preview — Week of June 30, 2018

first_imgWeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Liberty Square RiverboatEpcot:Kringla Bakeri og KafeThink you’ll download the Play Disney Parks app? I know I’ll be checking it out for sure. Share This!Toy Story Land and Independence Day celebrations all within five days?! This is going to be the best. week. ever!Did I channel Rapunzel? I tried to channel Rapunzel. Anyway, time for a very special Walt Disney World preview!Special EventsToy Story Land finally makes its debut this week on June 30! Did you snag a FastPass+ reservation for one of the two new attractions? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to catch the Independence Day fireworks display at Magic Kingdom park. Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky will be shown at 9:15 pm on July 3 and 4. This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss!In addition to themed fireworks, Walt Disney World will be celebrating Independence Day with special PhotoPass opportunities. Smile in front of the Liberty Bell at Magic Kingdom park, visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs, or pose with a patriotic prop at any of the four theme parks.We can’t forget our friendly neighbors! Celebrate Canada Day in Epcot. Visit the Canada pavilion (located in the World Showcase) on July 1 to learn more about Canadian culture, history, and traditions.The Play Disney Parks mobile app is now available to download . This app allows guests to play interactive games and activities while in line for select attractions. See Rikki’s post for more details.Bus wait times are now available on the My Disney Experience app! Since these waits are updated in real time, guests will be able to see the most current estimates for buses heading to their Disney resort hotels from the parks and Disney Springs. For more information, check out Rikki’s article.last_img read more

Auburndale football drops opener to Pittsville

first_imgApaches host Manawa next FridayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — The Auburndale football team dropped its season opener at home to Pittsville 24-8 on Friday night.The game was a nonconference contest.Auburndale was held to just 36 yards rushing on 26 attempts.Riley Wayerski ran for 138 yards and a touchdown, and Luke Denniston threw a pair of scores to Bailey Herkert to provide Pittsville with its scoring.Auburndale’s lone score came in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass from Ryan Isaacson to Cale Jacoby.Auburndale will host Manawa in another nonconference game next Friday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 24, Apaches 8Pittsville 0 10 0 14 – 24Auburndale 0 0 0 8 – 8Scoring plays not provided.Individual StatisticsRushing: P, Riley Wayerski 28-138, Tyler Dammann 7-28. A, Trayton Weister 9-27, Jacob Peplinski 11-23, Carter Wilcott 2-1, Ryan Isaacson 4-minus 15.Passing: P, Luke Denniston 3-7-88-0, Bailey Herkert 1-1-8-0. A, Isaacson 8-20-107-2.Receiving: P, Herkert 2-84, Brett Peters 1-8, Hunter Wilke 1-4. A, Cale Jacoby 5-57, Colten Yeske 1-24, Cam Ertl 1-20, Peplinski 1-6.Records: Pittsville 0-1; Auburndale 1-0.last_img read more

Google Maps at 30,000 Feet

first_imgjosh catone 1 More Google Maps news: Today Google announced a partnership with budget airline Jet Blue that will put Google maps into the seat backs on their airplanes. Sounds sort of silly (so, I can get driving directions to my destination? … but I’m already flying there!), but I think it’s pretty neat. The announcement also let me practice my favorite pastime: mashing up Google’s logo with that of another company. The results this time were more appetizing than “GooBurner,” in my opinion.The JetBlue Google Maps will allow fliers to track the progress of their flight — location, altitude, and air speed — while en route. Customers will also be able to track the progress of the JetBlue promotional RV as it travels across the US from their seat back screens (that part is pretty silly).JetBlue will also be attempting to create an in-plane maps mashup/contest involving all of their customers through out the coming summer. Users will be able snap pictures in flight out plan windows, and then geotag them via Google Maps (sort of — since you can’t submit the photos in flight, but instead have to email them once you land, you’ll have to write down your location when you snap the photo and include it with your email). JetBlue customers will vote on 10 winners in September.Though this partnership is more fun than anything else, JetBlue manager Brett Muney hinted at future deals with Google. “We look forward to future product developments with Google as we continue to innovate our in-flight entertainment options and other products,” he said. So perhaps more substantive partnerships are on the way between these two companies. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more