Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trump then segued to his stance on kneeling during the anthem, without addressing the original question.“I think that when you want to protest I think that’s great. But I don’t think you do it at the sake of our flag, at the sake of our national anthem. Absolutely,” he said.The White House did not respond to emailed requests for information on which NFL figures have reached out to the president.Asked whether he and Goodell had set aside their differences over kneeling, Trump said: “I think so … You have to respect our flag and our country. I want that as president. And I’d want that as a citizen and I have a very good relationship.”Trump viewed Sunday’s matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams from the comfort of his private golf club in West Palm Beach. 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LATEST STORIES Trump said in the interview that he expected the Patriots to win a sixth Lombardi Trophy — and they did, 13-3 — and visit the White House. The team is owned and coached by his friends, Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick, respectively.He credited “great chemistry” for the team’s success.Trump also complained in the interview about the New Orleans Saints’ loss to the Rams in January’s NFC title game.Game officials failed to call interference or roughness penalties when a Rams player delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit on a Saints receiver in the game’s crucial final minutes. The Rams won in overtime, advancing to meet the Patriots at the Super Bowl in Atlanta while the league acknowledged a blown “no-call.” A federal judge later rejected a legal challenge by two Saints ticketholders seeking a do-over playoff game.Trump blamed the outcome on a “bad call.”“It’s a shame that we couldn’t have seen that game finished out, because that was a beautiful pass. And it was a perfect pass. And he was not just interfered with, he was, he was really hit hard,” the president said. “So it’s a shame that that had to happen. Who really knows what would have happened in the end?”He said the Saints would have been in a good position to have won the conference title.“But it is what it is. It was a bad call. I don’t think anybody denies it was a bad call,” Trump said. “Maybe it was a terrible call.” President Donald Trump walks with his wife first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump on the tarmac of Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to switch from Marine One to Air Force One that will take the first family for the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump claimed that “a lot of people” from the NFL have been calling and thanking him for signing legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system.Trump also said during an interview broadcast Sunday that he and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have set aside their differences over players kneeling during the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump relentlessly criticized the practice as being disrespectful to the American flag and he faulted Goodell for not doing enough to stop it. Players saw kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” as a prime opportunity to heighten public awareness of how minorities are treated by the criminal justice system.The president pivoted to the new criminal justice law when he was asked if he thought the players who knelt had a point, and whether he was sensitive to their concerns that most victims of police violence are black. Trump said the legislation was the product of years of effort dating to before he took office.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“And I got it done and I’ve been, you know, really, a lot of people in the NFL have been calling and thanking me for it,” Trump said in the interview broadcast during CBS’ Super Bowl pre-game show. “They have been calling and thanking, you know, that people have been trying to get that taken care of and it’s now signed into law.”The law gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and will boost prisoner rehabilitation. View comments
The Ebola epidemic has already dealt a huge blow to Liberia’s economic recovery program. But the worry at the moment for many Liberians is that their economy is once again sinking into new debt burden. The country’s total public debt stock has grown to over half a billion US dollars from US643 million in the first quarter of 2014 to US$658 at the end of the second quarter. This is on the back of rapid increases in both domestic and external debt stocks. Many economists are getting worried about the increase in the country’s debt trend especially, when the government is facing fresh challenges posed by the Ebola outbreak. “The worry is how much more money are we [country] going to borrow to address the fresh impact of the Ebola virus,” said George Kollie, a student of Economics at AME Zion University. “Remember we [Liberia] got 100 percent debt relief from its bilateral and multilateral creditors in 2010.” External debt stock at the end of the second quarter has risen to over US$345 million which constitutes to about 16 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). This was made public by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), which has reported in its 2nd Quarter Financial &Economic Bulletin for 2014 that total extended annualized debt stock grew by 22 percent, from US$284 million reported in the corresponding period in 2013. Multilateral and bilateral debt stocks stood at US$224.5 million or 10.7 percent of GDP and US$122.1 million or 5.8 percent of GDP. These debt stocks constitute 64.8 percent and 35.2 percent of the country’s external debt stock, respectively. The CBL attributes the ‘marginal growth’ in the country’s external debt stock to the increased in credit disbursements on the European Investment Bank (EIB) loan as well as the World Bank Group’s crisis window International Development Association (IDA) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) credits from multilateral organizations or sources. Domestic debt stock is also growing. According to the CBL, domestic debt stood at US$311.4 million, representing about 14.9 percent of GDP. It is growing by 3.4 percent or US$10.4 million and 5 percent or US$14.9 million compared with the amounts accumulated at the end of the first and second quarters of 2014, respectively. Domestic debt is been growing because the government has been crediting from domestic financial institutions, the CBL says. According to the Bank, domestic debt stock to financial institutions rose by US$10.4 million, up from US$294.1 million at the end of March, 2014, to US$304.5 million—about 14.5 percent of GDP recorded during the review quarter. When matched against the corresponding period in 2013, however, domestic debt to financial institutions grew by 5 percent or US$14.9 million at the end of the second quarter, 2014. This meanwhile constituted over 97 percent and over 46 percent of domestic and public debts stocks, respectively. The CBL has noted that domestic debt to suppliers’ credit, salary &allowances as well as pre-arrears for National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) in the reporting quarter stood at US$1.9 million, US$3.7 million, and US$1.3 million, respectively. Current AccountIn the face of the rising public debt stock, the current account deficit of the economy narrowed by 33.9 percent during the second quarter. According to the CBL, the improvement was on account of the rise in current transfers and 15 percent decline in investment income deficit, which offset the 27.6 percent widening in the trade balance. The CBL noted that current account deficit narrowed by 62.2 percent in the reporting quarter, compared to the corresponding period in 2013. According to the CBL, both public and private transfers rose in the wake of the Ebola crisis which began in the first quarter, 2014. “Public transfers, mainly grants, rose by 15 percent,” the CBL said. Compared with the corresponding quarter in 2013, public transfers reportedly rose by 34.1 percent. The CBL also noted net inward private transfers or personal remittances recorded growth during the reporting quarter, but dwindled by 0.5 percent on an annualized basis the end of the reporting quarter. Investment income deficit also fell by 15 percent at the end of the reporting quarter, reflecting, largely declining reinvested earnings in the domestic economy. Reinvested income deficit narrowed by 42.6 percent at the end of the first quarter, when compared with the corresponding quarter in 2013. The CBL blames the deterioration in the trade deficit in the reporting quarter on account of the 5 percent rise in merchandise import payments against the 6.4 percent decline in export receipts. Trade deficit widened by 8.8 percent on at the end of June, 2014 on a year on basis, reflecting the need for production in the economy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – The Northwest Junior Hockey League announced today that the Beaverlodge Blades will not be playing this hockey season.In a statement on its website, the NWJHL’s executive stated that the Blades will not be icing a team for the 2018/19 hockey season.“The NWJHL wishes to thank Richard and all those who gave it their all in trying to keep the team alive. Hope to see you in the future,” said the statement.- Advertisement -This is the second time in less than two years that the Blades have ceased operations.In December 2016, the team folded just after the halfway mark of the season, losing their final game that year to the Fort St. John Huskies 21-2. The team showed up to that game with only ten players on the bench.At its annual general meeting in 2017, the NWJHL announced that the league’s teams voted in favour of allowing the Beaverlodge Blades to return for the 2017-2018 season. CEO Ambrose Ralph said at the time that the team was given a one year probation in the league, as a management team that had previously run the team several years before was back at the helm.Advertisement Ralph said at the time that if the team was able to make it through the 2017/18 season in good standing, they would be invited back the following year.There’s no word yet on how Beaverlodge’s departure will impact the Fort St. John Huskies’ season schedule, or what will happen to the Blades’ players.
Others might have to start off as substitutes or look for work in other districts, DeBose said. There are five math and science teaching openings in the district, and at least three openings in special education. Other vacancies will inevitably come up throughout the school year, and the foreign teachers would be candidates for those spots, too, DeBose said. “It will be great to have that pool. It’s been very difficult to recruit fully credentialed teachers” for special education, science and math, she said. According to figures from the California Department of Education, the state predicts a shortfall of 16,000 math and science teachers in California within the next five years. The shortage will mushroom to 33,000 by 2017. The PUSD is just one of a growing number of school districts nationwide turning to oversees teachers to make up the shortage, said B.J. Bryant, executive director of the American Association for Employment in Education. “Our own U.S. supply is not changing sufficiently at all. The demand for teachers jumped again this year, saying to us that there is not a supply out there equal to teachers we’re losing to retirements, resignations, to people leaving the field,” she said. During the 2005-06 school year, California school districts hired 326 teachers from outside this country, according to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext 4494160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Pasadena Unified School District administrators are still awaiting the arrival of 20 foreign teachers recruited earlier this year for hard-to-fill math, science and special-education jobs. The Filipino educators were due to arrive by mid-August – in time to complete a weeklong cultural crash course covering everything from American paperwork to the history of the district. But immigration hold-ups and stalls in the credential process have kept most of them in the Philippines indefinitely, and some of the openings the instructors were intended to take have now been filled, said PUSD human- resources director Debra DeBose. Three teachers are expected to arrive by early October and will have full-time jobs waiting for them, she said.
The traditional turkey dinner will still take pride of place in most households across Co Donegal this Christmas Day.It’s the one time of year when tradition cannot be tampered with.And if it’s a quality turkey you are after, then look no further than Gildea Farm Butchers at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny (opposite Dunnes Stores.) Because not only does owner Patrick Gildea know where the turkeys come from, he even picks them himself!Patrick says he can look no further than Noones in Clonmany who breed the very best turkeys in the entire North-WestThe well-known and respected butcher lives by his reputation.And so Patrick and his grandson Jack took the time to individually pick each turkey he will sell in his shop over the festive period. If you need the definition of ‘quality’, simply look up Gildea Farm Butchers.Because the one thing Patrick and his staff know is how to talk turkey!Call into them today – you won’t be disappointed.Meet the Donegal butcher who knows how to talk turkey this Christmas! was last modified: December 13th, 2016 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)
McCarthy during his days as Ireland manager 2 McCarthy was manager of Ipswich last season, before being sacked However, it is understood McCarthy is one of several targets being considered for the role.Sky Sports News are reporting the former Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers boss is the ‘hot favourite’ for the role.Former Ireland striker Tony Cascarino publicly backed McCarthy for a return to the role on talkSPORT, after rumours of his return began to circulate.McCarthy managed his country before between 1996 and 2002, quitting after the World Cup in 2002. However, his position became untenable after the ‘Saipan Incident’ in Japan and he lost his job shortly after the tournament.The former centre-half was publicly criticised by Keane about the preparations of the Irish team before the finals in Japan – leading to the former Manchester United captain storming home and causing a national outcry. 2 Mick McCarthy will meet with the FAI this weekend about the vacant Republic of Ireland manager’s position.Ireland are currently searching for their next permanent boss after Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane left their positions earlier this week.
DONEGAL SINN Fein TD Pearse Doherty is predicting that many middle class people who voted for Fine Gael in the last election will vote for Sinn Fein the next time around.Deputy Doherty was speaking in an extensive interview with today’s Irish Times.The interview is here: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0514/1224316064720.html ‘MIDDLE CLASS FINE GAEL SUPPORTERS WILL MOVE TO SINN FEIN’ – DOHERTY was last modified: May 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:’MIDDLE CLASS FINE GAEL SUPPORTERS WILL MOVE TO SINN FEIN’ – DOHERTY
Karl Lydon: JailedONE of Donegal’s most notorious criminals is back behind bars today after being jailed – but gave the judge who jailed him a two-fingered salute on his way out of court.Dunkineely crook Karl Lydon pleaded with Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court not to be sent to jail, claiming he was a changed man. Lydon was caught by Gardaí in January after he stole almost €3,000 worth of items from five cars during a crime spree in Ballybofey.The 24-year-old had been given bail just two weeks before the incidents in relation to theft offences last October.Lydon, with an address at Croke Gardens in Thurles, Co Tipperary, smashed his way into vehicles on The Beeches estate and took a laptop, an iPhone, bank cards, bottles of holy water and prayer books.Gda Inspector David Kelly told the court that Lydon had 53 previous convictions – most of them relating to theft crimes including 11 for burglary, nine for theft, two for stealing cars, two for trespass and two convictions for handling stolen goods.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Lydon’s life had taken a “wrong turn” after the death of his brother several years ago and he had turned to drink. In January he had fallen in with “the wrong crowd again”.Judge Paul Kelly said however that Lydon had “gone out and committed seven further offences within a fortnight of leaving this court on bail.”Mr Gallagher said his client would be best served with counselling to prevent further offending and asked for a probation report to be considered.An animated Lydon gestured to be allowed to speak and entered the witness box to tell the judge: “I really really want this chance judge.“I’ve put in for counselling in Tipperary.”Inspector Kelly said he had no questions for Lydon, adding: “The offences speak for themselves.”Judge Kelly jailed Lydon for six months for the thefts and gave him a further six months prison sentence for the other break-ins, to run concurrently.Lydon was given two further three month concurrent sentences for two thefts last October and fined €240. The court heard all the items had been recovered.As an angry Lydon left the court, he turned to the judge and gave him a two-fingered salute. Judge Kelly, who had moved on to the next case, didn’t see the gesture.NOTORIOUS BURGLAR GIVES TWO-FINGERED SALUTE TO JUDGE AFTER BEING JAILED was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:burglarcriminalDunkineelyjailedKarl LydonletterkennythiefThurles
SANTA CLARITA – Travelers heading out of town over the Christmas weekend on Interstate 5 near Castaic saw the effects of one of the stormiest years on record in Santa Clarita: Nearly a year later, the flood-damaged freeway is still being repaired. The region saw more than 50 inches of rain as storm after storm soaked the hillsides and buckled the freeway while washing out several mountain roads. 2005 will be remembered for the rain and the damage it caused, the story voted No. 1 of the year by the staff of the Daily News Santa Clarita office. “I feel like the disaster queen,” Cid Morgan, district ranger for the Angeles National Forest region north of Santa Clarita, said in an interview in September. Floods damaged roads, trails and campgrounds, many of which have yet to reopen. 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 In an informal ballot, the editorial staff looked at breaking news, local crime, school news, City Hall and community scuffles, ranking the stories of the year by their significance, their widespread impacts and, in general, the discussion they sparked among residents. What the rain didn’t do was cool the hot, hot, hot housing market. Over the year, the median price of a single-family home – the point halfway between the most and least expensive – soared toward an all-time high, pushing $600,000. Some months, the median price of a house surpassed that of homes in the San Fernando Valley, ending for certain Santa Clarita’s reputation as an affordable alternate to the San Fernando Valley to the south. “Prices may float up and down around the record highs,” Mike Davis, president of the association’s local division, said earlier this month. “But one thing is clear: Housing is not going to get any cheaper.” High school sports don’t often make the Top 10 – unless the sports writers get in on the vote – but Santa Clarita football teams had people talking this year and earned the No. 3 spot in the Top 10. Canyon High won the Division II CIF championship and Cowboys coach Harry Welch was named Coach of the Year. What was phenomenal, though, was that of the top four teams in a highly competitive division that covers most of Southern California, excluding the city of Los Angeles and San Diego, three Santa Clarita teams – Canyon, second-place Hart and Valencia – were among the four semifinalists. In fourth place was the story of still more surface and groundwater pollution in Santa Clarita, this time linked to two companies: the defunct Keysor-Century plastics plant in Saugus and the National Technical Systems testing facility a few miles to the east in the Golden Valley area. The federal Environmental Protection Agency found cancer-causing chemicals in the soil and groundwater at Keysor-Century, which went bankrupt years before, after officials found evidence of air-quality emission violations. The EPA also planned further investigation at NTS where perchlorate, a rocket fuel residue, was found. Neither case was linked to contamination of public water sources. Capping a contentious period in the William S. Hart Union High School District, rocked last year by accusations of racism, the board hired a new superintendent, Jaime Castellanos. The new district chief came from an Orange County district and among the challenges he faced were a federal discrimination lawsuit accusing Valencia High School of allowing discrimination against African-Americans, the opening of two new high school campuses and plans for a high school in Castaic and another junior high. The No. 6 story was the battle in a Valencia neighborhood to block a Latino market – Vallarta – from moving into a shuttered Albertsons. Ugly comments came from some residents opposed to the Vallarta market, discriminatory complaints that echoed precisely the attitudes Hart school district officials had warned were learned at home. The issue is still open and Vallarta is much in the running to open the market at Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road. What Santa Clarita Valley residents apparently do want in shopping are big-box stores. The valley’s second Wal-Mart opened in Valencia near another Smart & Final, while a Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart’s membership store, opened in the Golden Valley area. A third Wal-Mart is planned along Soledad Canyon Road. The city of Santa Clarita took a hit when local property owners rejected a $25-a-year parcel tax to build parks and buy open space. The mail-in balloting failed by some 20 percent, surprising backers whose polls predicted clear victory. The city’s plan was to bid for open space surrounding Santa Clarita in hopes of limiting development in areas that now are wilderness. The No. 9 story of the year was rooted nearly 3,000 miles away, but tugged at Santa Clarita’s heartstrings. In August, local residents and businesses raised money, collected donations and provided other services to survivors of two hurricanes that battered the Gulf Coast. One businessman coordinated collections of donations that filled two big rigs headed to ravaged New Orleans. A few families who lost their homes relocated in Santa Clarita, where they were welcomed and aided as they started new lives. But that same warmth cooled for some when it came to caring for the valley’s own, the last of the Top 10 stories. As winter loomed, county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, responding to a vote from the Castaic Town Council, retracted a plan for a winter homeless shelter on the grounds of the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center jail compound. Again, those forced by circumstances to spend the chilly nights in their cars, under bridges or in the local wilderness didn’t have a place to sleep or get a hot meal until Dec. 23. Nine years after volunteers opened the community’s first winter homeless shelter, residents with roofs over their heads continue to battle attempts to provide housing for their neighbors who don’t. 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The Ukiah Hawks showed up with a bare-bones club — just nine players in total — and made it merely midway through the seventh inning before the mercy rule ended what was a blowout from the start.The Humboldt Crabs scored seven runs in the first inning of Friday night’s game against the Hawks and rolled to a 20-0 victory, at the Arcata Ball Park.All nine Crabs who had an at-bat on Friday had at least one hit — and as you may imagine, several of them had quite a few.Daniel Carrizosa had a hit …