Woman robbed by motorbike bandit

first_imgMaria Hardat, on her way to the Public Health Ministry’s early morning Cancer Walk, was robbed by a lone bandit on a motorcycle on Sunday at about 06:30hrs.Accompanied by a friend, she had just exited a taxi at the corner of Middle and Waterloo streets when someone riding a motorcycle approached them and tried to snatch her handbag.Hardat attempted to run, but the biker cornered her; and dismounting his cycle, he went up to her and grabbed her handbag which reportedly contained her cellular phone and an undisclosed amount of cash. The man then hopped back onto his motorcycle and made good his escape.Both women admitted to being too traumatized to check the cycle’s licence plate, and neither could provide any details of the cyclist’s features.last_img read more

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Girls’ soccer: Johnsons have Golden touch for Highland

first_img“The throw was right there and (Melanie) stuck a rocket right in the corner,” said Highland coach Juan Paolo, whose team extended its league unbeaten streak to 34 in a row. “They all stepped up to the plate (Friday). I’m really proud of all of them.” After rallying for a 1-1 tie Monday against rival Quartz Hill and scoring in the final minute in a 2-1 victory Wednesday against Knight of Palmdale, Highland (12-4-7, 11-0-1) endured another nerve-racking moment to open Friday’s match. Patty Garcia struck a 30-yard free kick that short-hopped Highland goalkeeper Eva Quirarte, allowing Maria Ibarra to gather the loose ball in the box and punch in a rebound shot in the sixth minute to give the Eagles (12-8-2, 9-2-1) the lead. Samantha Johnson wasted little time providing the equalizer, receiving the ball inside the midfield line less than a minute later and beating six Lancaster defenders on her way to her 12th goal of the season and 51st of her career. LANCASTER – The source of the assist was predictable. After all, Ana Perez is tied for Highland of Palmdale’s team lead with 10. “We didn’t expect Lancaster to score right away like that,” Samantha Johnson said. “It put us in a pretty big hole, but we came back nicely.” Lancaster goalkeeper Elosia Lopez denied Highland on several chances to take the lead in the first half. But after Melanie Johnson gave the Bulldogs the advantage, Abbie D’Errico, Alex Fulladosa and Adriana Aguilar handled the rest, rarely letting the Eagles cross the midfield line the rest of the match to preserve the area’s longest active league unbeaten streak. “I feel really honored to be part of our streak,” Samantha Johnson said. “I’m only a sophomore, so I hope it continues for years to come.” Highland, which competed without Mexican Under-20 national team member Janet Mendez, will host a first-round Div. II playoff game for the third consecutive year. Mendez will return for the Bulldogs’ postseason opener next Friday. A year after placing third in league and losing to Thousand Oaks in a wild-card match, Lancaster recorded its best league finish under coach Rick Acuna and could receive a first-round home game. – Kevin Connelly contributed erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The surname of the goal scorer was also a familiar one. But after sophomore Samantha Johnson tied the score in the first half Friday, it was freshman sister Melanie who secured the Bulldogs’ third consecutive Golden League girls’ soccer title, scoring off a long throw-in from Perez in the 49th minute to lead Highland to a 2-1 victory at Lancaster. last_img read more

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France’s Deschamps keen to hear Pogba on United troubles

first_img0Shares0000France’s midfielder Paul Pogba arrives at the French national football team training base in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, on March 19, 2018, as part of the preparation for the team’s upcoming friendly matches © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Mar 19 – France coach Didier Deschamps said Monday he will speak to Paul Pogba about why is currently out of favour at Manchester United and said he “can’t be happy about what he’s going through”.The 25-year-old former Juventus star arrived at United in 2016 for a fee of £89 million (105 million euros at prices of the time) but has been benched by manager Jose Mourinho for several recent United games. “I don’t know why that is,” Deschamps told a press conference ahead of France’s friendly internationals with Colombia and Russia.“I have not spoken to Paul yet, I’m sure I’ll hear more about it. But of course it’s a situation he won’t be enjoying.“As to why or how things came to this, there may be many reasons,” said Deschamps.Deschamps played down any potential rift between the player and Mourinho.“I have a great deal of talks with players at our training camps, to gauge their feelings. It’s not just Paul.”Pogba started United’s Champions League game against Sevilla last week and made little impact when he was introduced as a substitute as the Spanish side pulled off a surprise 2-1 victory.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Henry hopeful playing success rubs off on Monaco

first_img0Shares0000Thierry Henry gives his first press conference as Monaco manager after taking over from Leonardo Jardim © AFP / Valery HACHEMONACO, Monaco, Oct 17 – Thierry Henry hopes his illustrious playing days will help underpin a successful career in management as he embarks on his first top job in club football at Monaco.The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez since 2016, returned to the club where he began his professional career after replacing Leonardo Jardim. Henry scored a record 51 goals in 123 appearances for France, winning not only the 1998 World Cup but also Euro 2000, while starring for almost a decade at Arsenal before claiming the treble with Barcelona in 2009.“I hope it will be an advantage,” Henry said on Wednesday, when asked how his success as a player would serve him as a manager.“But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy because of that. I think it will help. But there are some great managers who haven’t played football, and vice versa.”The former striker will be joined at Monaco by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, under-23 coach at Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at Arsenal’s academy and father of Chelsea player Ethan Ampadu.Henry graduated from Monaco’s youth system and made his debut for the club in 1994.“To have the chance to come back is incredible,” he said.“When the offer came it seemed logical to me, it was the choice of my heart. You know my fondness for London, but here is where I started.”Henry’s first game in charge will be against Strasbourg in the league on Saturday with a must-win Champions League tie against Club Brugge four days later.However, he was reluctant to look too far ahead with Monaco languishing 18th in the league after just one win in 12 matches in all competitions this season.“For me, a coach is supposed to make people better first and foremost,” Henry said.“Improving players for me is already a success, but then you have different types of success.“How do you define success? It’s difficult. At a big European club success is winning the Champions League. At other clubs, it’s winning the league or helping players get better.“Long term, it’s really far away when I know the situation we’re in here and what we need to do.”Jardim guided Monaco to the Ligue 1 title in 2017 but was sacked last week after a string of poor results.Club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said there were no fixed goals for Henry, who follows former international team-mates Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira into management.“We haven’t set any objectives for Thierry Henry. Given we’re 18th in the table today, it’s difficult to set an objective,” said Vasilyev.“We need to get out of the relegation zone for a start. We’re not thinking about the end of the season, we’re only thinking about getting out of this difficult situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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I can still play in the Premier League -Rooney

first_imgThe striker picked up 12 goals in his debut season with the American club and despite being 33-years of age, believes he still has what it takes to play in the Premier League.“If I’m being honest, I know quality wise, I can still play in the Premier League,” Rooney told CNN Sport.“I know that. I’ve always been a confident person, and so I have high expectations of myself.“And yeah, I’ve come here expecting to do well. And I think there was a surprise from people who have their opinions, which is fair enough, but I never doubted myself at all.”Rooney netted 208 goals in his 491 Premier League appearances and picked up five EPL titles and an FA Cup during his long career at Manchester Unit.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000I can still play in the Premier League, says RooneyNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney believes he still possesses the skill to play in the Premier League.The Englishman left the club in 2017 for a final soiree at Everton before seeking pastures anew across the pond with DC United in the Major Soccer League.last_img read more

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Senate panel approves reforms

first_img Ultimately, Republicans splintered and four supported a measure by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., that would allow illegal immigrants to apply for temporary status for six years and eventually citizenship. Lawmakers rejected a countermeasure by Sen. John Kyle, R-Ariz., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, that would have required undocumented immigrants to leave the country before applying for any guest-worker program. “The country has spoken, and today the Senate listened,” Kennedy said. While Kennedy maintained that illegal immigrants would have to go to the “back of the line” to wait for temporary or permanent legal status, Kyle called that description disingenuous. Whether Frist intends to proceed with his bill remains unclear. “We voted out a bill. I think that’s a good day’s work,” Specter said. “I’m optimistic we’ll be able to work it through.” Feinstein’s farmworker measure, which stems from a bill called AgJobs that Berman authored in the House, would allow workers to apply for a “blue card” if they can demonstrate they worked in agriculture for at least 150 days between 2003 and 2005. Those people could then apply to become legal, permanent residents if they can prove they worked in agriculture an additional 150 days per year for three years, or 100 days per year for five years. “It will provide the agriculture industry with a legal work force and offer agriculture workers a path to citizenship,” said Feinstein, whose amendment passed 11-5. The committee also passed Feinstein amendments adding border agents and criminalizing border tunnels. Sparked by the discovery earlier this year of a tunnel running from San Diego to Tijuana, the bill would impose a 20-year prison sentence for anyone who builds such a tunnel, and 10 years’ imprisonment for anyone who recklessly allows their property to be used for that purpose. Meanwhile, outside the Capitol, hundreds of clergy and immigrant activists from across the country gathered to protest the House bill, which passed in December and makes being an illegal immigrant a felony offense. Any bill that passes the Senate will have to be reconciled with that measure. “I think it’s unfair,” said Christina Estrada, 18, of El Monte, rallying with other students from Georgetown University. Illegal immigrants, she said, “are the ones that fuel the economy further.” Angie Bonilla, 18, of Rialto, also a Georgetown University student, said her parents came to the U.S. illegally from El Salvador. While they now are American citizens, she said, many of their friends and relatives remain illegal immigrants. “I think they should be given the right to live and work here,” she said. “I don’t think they should be threatened or have to live here without any rights.” As activists sang, waved flags and chanted “We are America,” clergy members slapped handcuffs on themselves to protest the House bill. The Rev. Marco Ortiz of Divine Savior Church in Cypress Park said he felt it was important to be in Washington for the debate. He said he wants to see Congress pass something “realistic,” that, he said, “would help a group of people who are waiting a chance to make a difference in this country and never meant to be a problem.” Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com Highlights of major immigration proposals in Congress: Senate Judiciary Committee’s bill: Allows illegal immigrants who were in the United States before 2004 to continue working legally for six years if they pay a $1,000 fine and clear a criminal-background check. They would become eligible for permanent residence upon paying another $1,000 fine, any back taxes and having learned English. New immigrants would have to have temporary work visas. They also could earn legal permanent residence after six years. Adds up to 14,000 new Border Patrol agents by 2011 to the current force of 11,300 agents. Authorizes a “virtual wall” of unmanned vehicles, cameras and censors to monitor the U.S.-Mexico border. Creates a special guest worker program for an estimated 1.5 million immigrant farmworkers, who can also earn legal permanent residency. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s proposal: Requires all employers to verify the identity and immigration status of their employees through an electronic system. Assesses civil penalties of between $500 and $20,000 against employers for each illegal immigrant they hire and criminal penalties of up to $20,000 per illegal immigrant hired and up to six months in jail for engaging in a pattern of employing illegal workers. More than doubles the number of employment-based green cards, from 140,000 to 290,000, and makes more employment-based visas available to unskilled workers. It also would free up other visas by exempting immediate relatives of U.S. citizens from being counted in the annual pool of 480,000 visas, and increase country-by-country ceilings on family-sponsored and employment-based immigrants. Cancels visas of immigrants who have overstayed their visas and requires them to return to their home country to undergo additional screening at U.S. consulates. Makes it a misdemeanor crime for an immigrant to be in the country illegally. Increases the number of visas available for high-tech workers. Does not address President George W. Bush’s proposal for a guest-worker program. House bill passed in December: Requires all employers to use within six years a database to verify Social Security numbers of employees or face civil or criminal penalties for hiring illegal workers. Requires mandatory detention for all non-Mexican illegal immigrants arrested at ports of entry or at land and sea borders. Establishes mandatory sentences for smuggling illegal immigrants and for re-entering the United States illegally after deportation. Makes illegal presence in the country a felony. Makes a drunken-driving conviction a deportable offense. Requires building two-layer fences along 700 miles of the 2,000-mile border between Mexico and the United States. Does not address the president’s proposed guest-worker program for illegal immigrants already in U.S. – Associated Press160Want 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “This bill is a lot more realistic and sensible than the bill the House passed,” said Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys. “The Senate floor is the next key test.” Opponents of illegal immigration, meanwhile, blasted the bill, saying it amounted to amnesty. “No plan with amnesty and a massive increase in foreign workers will pass the House,” vowed Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. “Americans want enforcement first.” In passing a bill, the committee met a deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Frist had threatened to bring up legislation that dealt only with border enforcement and would have sidestepped the issue of America’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants if Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., had not completed a measure by midnight Monday. The main struggle Monday focused on finding common ground between competing guest-worker programs. WASHINGTON – As activists staged protests from Los Angeles to the Capitol steps, a key Senate panel on Monday approved legislation opening the door for millions of illegal immigrants to seek U.S. citizenship. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill 12-6, setting the stage for a showdown on the controversial issue later this week on the Senate floor. Passage came after an intense, daylong debate in which lawmakers rejected some of the House-passed get-tough measures aimed at illegal immigrants in favor of one that would allow up to 400,000 low-skilled foreigners into the country annually, and let them stay in the U.S. while applying for green cards. Lawmakers also approved an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein permitting as many as 1.5 million illegal farmworkers to obtain legal permanent residency over five years and, ultimately, citizenship. last_img read more

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Electronic polls open for local primaries

first_imgLos Angeles County voters can cast their ballots for the June 6 primary election at electronic voting stations beginning Wednesday. Seventeen touchscreen voting stations will be available countywide until June 2. This is the sixth year the registrar-recorder/county clerk has made electronic voting available. “Early voting on touchscreen equipment has been a popular alternative to traditional polling place voting on election day for the county’s voters,” said Conny McCormack, registrar-recorder/coun- ty clerk. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMore than 65,000 county voters used the electronic equipment in the November 2004 election. Voters who are visually impaired can use the touchscreen voting units, relying on audio headsets or large-size text. Electronic ballots can also be read in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese. More information on how to operate the equipment is available at www.lavote.net. Electronic voting stations will be available at: East Los Angeles County Library, 4837 E. Third St.; Lakewood Regional Library, 4990 Clark Ave.; Monterey Park City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Ave.; Pasadena Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.; West Covina Regional Library, 1601 W. Covina Parkway; Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk.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

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Judge warns Fanad fisherman with ‘unhealthy catalogue’ to ‘watch himself

first_imgA Fanad man, who became ‘agitated and angry’ after being ejected from a Letterkenny nightclub has been fined and bound to the peace for a year. Mark Friel (28), with an address in Bristol, was charged with assaulting a member of the security staff at Voodoo in Letterkenny. Friel was alleged to have shouted ‘Polish b******’ at one of the stewards before swinging an elbow and connecting with another steward.“He was highly intoxicated and argumentative,” Garda Joe English told Letterkenny District Court.“He was arrested can charged. He became abusive to the staff after being ejected. He did apologise for his behaviour on the night.”Solicitor for Friel, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client became ‘agitated and angry because of a slight he perceived had been visited on him’.“It’s the type of thing that happens in a struggle and it appears the case that something happened to trigger this,” Mr Dorrian said.“By the time he was leaving the Garda Station, he was no longer aggressive and he did all that he could to bring it back.“He was out on an evening with a lady friend and had too much to drink. Someone struck him without warning as he was leaving the premises. His demeanour was affected by alcohol and he engaged with the stewards.“He is otherwise well disposed and is in full-time employment as a fisherman. He considers this to be an aberration.”Dorrian has ten previous convictions and Judge Paul Kelly advised that he ‘would need to watch himself’.“He has an unattractive catalogue that shows a tendency for getting into too much trouble.”Friel was fined €200 and bound to keep the peace for 12 months on his own bond of €200.Judge warns Fanad fisherman with ‘unhealthy catalogue’ to ‘watch himself was last modified: June 21st, 2018 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:FanadFRank DorrianJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMark FrielVOODOOlast_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: CIARAN BROGAN, FF PARTY WHIP, RE-ELECTED

first_imgDDTV: Fianna Fail councillor Ciaran Brogan is re-elected to Donegal County Council.John McAteer has this report: Click to play     DDTV VIDEO: CIARAN BROGAN, FF PARTY WHIP, RE-ELECTED was last modified: May 25th, 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)last_img read more

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Galleria drops suit, ends the battle of malls

first_imgGLENDALE – The company that owns the Glendale Galleria ended its legal challenge to the competing Americana at Brand center Monday instead of appealing to the California Supreme Court, city officials said. Mall owner General Growth’s move to dismiss its own lawsuit comes about a month after the state Court of Appeal ruled against the company. General Growth had argued unsuccessfully that the city failed to consider the historical significance of two buildings on the site of the $264 million Americana at Brand project. “The word that we have is, as far as they’re concerned, the case is over as of today,” said Gillian van Muyden, senior assistant city attorney. “We’re going to be able to move forward with the Americana at Brand.” The city has invested more than $77 million in the project. Caruso Affiliated Holdings, which is owned by developer Rick Caruso, plans to finish grading the 15.5-acre project site in the early part of next year, install utilities in the middle of the year and start building structures on the site toward the end of the year. An opening is scheduled for spring 2008. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 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 Americana at Brand is planned for Colorado Street and Brand Boulevard, near the Glendale Galleria. A representative from General Growth could not confirm that the company had filed a motion to dismiss the case. Rick Moses, senior vice president and chief development officer for Caruso Affiliated Holdings, the company that would build Americana at Brand, said Monday’s filing means work can go forward with the project, which has also been known as the Town Center. “I think the city obviously is going to be very pleased that at long last, after decades of trying to get their Town Center built, they finally have a Town Center under way with a scheduled opening,” Moses said. “It’s going to improve their downtown and it’s going to lead to a lot of additional revenues for the city,” he said. last_img read more

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