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first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Tyron Chan led CEU with 16 points, seven rebounds, and four steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—SMDC-National University came back from a 19-point deficit and stunned Centro Escolar University, 74-67, in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Petron turns back Cignal, barges into PSL Grand Prix finals Dave Ildefonso sparked the comeback, scoring the Bulldogs’ last nine points in the fourth period as they notched their second straight win in the Foundation Group while snapping the Scorpions’ unbeaten start of six games.Issa Gaye finished with a double-double for SMDC-NU with 10 points and 15 rebounds including a crucial layup that gave the Bulldogs the 65-64 lead with 4:24 remaining,FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Two straight wins after the Holy Week but it’s been like three months that we’re suffering,” said Bulldogs head coach Jamike Jarin in Filipino. “I think it’s time for us to resurrect ourselves.”SMDC-NU kept their playoff hopes alive with a 2-5 record while the Scorpions dropped to 6-1. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.The Dodgers finished with a record payroll of $257,283,410, according to final calculations made by Major League Baseball on Dec. 19 and obtained by The Associated Press. That is more than $20 million above the previous high, set by the Yankees last year.For the first time since the current luxury tax began in 2003, the Yankees won’t be paying the most. The luxury tax was put in place as a slowdown on spending by high-revenue teams, and teams pay based on the amount they are over the $189 million threshold.The Dodgers owe $26,621,125 based on a $277.7 million payroll for purposes of the tax, which calculates payroll based on the average annual value of contracts for players on the 40-man roster and includes benefits. That raises the team’s two-year total to $38 million.Los Angeles, which flopped out of this year’s playoffs in the division round and is seeking its first World Series title since 1988, pays the tax at a 30 percent rate because it has gone over the threshold for the second straight year. The Dodgers’ rate would increase to 40 percent if they go over in 2015, which is likely.The Yankees cut their payroll and owe $18.3 million in tax, down from $28.1 million for 2013. New York originally hoped to get under the threshold but wound up more than $36 million over. The Yankees have gone over every year, totaling nearly $271 million. New York pays at a 50 percent rate, the highest called for in baseball’s collective bargaining agreement.Checks to the commissioner’s office are due by Jan. 21. Tax money is used to fund player benefits and MLB’s Industry Growth Fund.Four teams wound up less than $10 million under the threshold: Detroit ($187 million), Philadelphia and Boston ($186 million each), and the Los Angeles Angels and World Series champion San Francisco ($180 million apiece).Three of baseball’s five-biggest spenders missed the playoffs this year, with the Yankees joined by Philadelphia and Boston. Among the 10 playoff teams, three were in the bottom half by payroll: AL champion Kansas City was 19th, Oakland 23rd and Pittsburgh 27th.The Mets’ regular payroll of $92.9 million was the team’s lowest since $93.1 million in 2001 and $82.2 million in 2000.MLB calculated the average salary at $3,692,123, up 11 percent from 2013 for the steepest increase since 2001. The players’ association has not yet released its final 2014 average.(RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp has revealed that new signing Alisson is “desperatte” to play for the Merseyside club but he asked him to go on a holiday because of the busy summer he has had with Brazil.Klopp hinted that Alisson will make his debut for Liverpool against Serie A side Napoli in a pre-season friendly on August 4.Allison, who was Brazil’s No.1 goalkeeper in the World Cup, signed from Liverpool in a world-record fee for a goalkeeper earlier this month. His 72.5 million Euros deal from AS Roma eclipsed the fees Manchester City paid for Ederson and Juventus (51.9 million Euros) paid for Gianluigi Buffon over 15 years ago.”He is desperate to play. He could have joined us here in America but it made absolutely no sense,” Klopp told a news conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they lost a pre-season clash 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.”He had a long year and as Brazil’s number one, it was quite an intense year, so I sent him on holiday again…I would say he plays in Dublin (against Napoli).”Medical, signing, sightseeing and more.Inside @Alissonbecker’s first day at #LFC…Full @LFCTV video: https://t.co/xDgSdK5hr7 pic.twitter.com/FPvFDPrZNkLiverpool FC (@LFC) July 21, 2018Alisson, 25, is likely to replace Loris Karius as the first-choice goalkeeper with the German continuing to make mistakes. Simon mignolet is set to go further down the pecking order.Klopp defended Germany’s Karius, who was blamed for two of Real Madrid’s goals when the Spanish side beat Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions league final in May.advertisement”We need a stronger squad and Loris is an outstanding goalkeeper. That is the truth. Nothing else,” Klopp added.”My job is together with Michael Edwards (sporting director) and Mike Gordon (president) to bring the best players who are available for Liverpool if they fit in. That is what we have tried to do.”Liverpool next face league champions Manchester City in New York on Wednesday before taking on Manchester United in Michigan at the weekend.They then play Napoli in Dublin and Torino at Anfield. Klopp’s side meet West Ham United in their first match of the season on August 12.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

first_imgJosé Mourinho Man City have advantage thanks to Premier League fixture list, moans Mourinho Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:54 12/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Jose Mourinho Manchester United Getty Images José Mourinho Manchester United Manchester United v Burnley Newcastle United v Manchester City Manchester City Premier League Guardiola The extra day that Pep Guardiola’s side have to recover for their game against Newcastle United will make a big difference, says the Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho believes the Premier League’s fixture list gives Manchester City an advantage over their rivals.Manchester United’s Boxing Day meeting with Burnley is the eighth of nine games Mourinho’s side will play in December and comes just three days after they drew 2-2 with Leicester City.While Pep Guardiola’s City will play the same number of games in a short space of time, they get an extra day to recover from their recent win over Bournemouth, as they don’t take on Newcastle United until Wednesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Etihad Stadium side already have a 13-point lead over the Red Devils before Tuesday’s game, but Mourinho believes they have an even bigger edge thanks to their longer recovery periods.”I’m not just talking about the privileged runs with six days to recover and enjoy and to prepare but ones with a little bit more than us,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.”For example the ones with a little bit more rest, like one day. The extra day means a lot because it means they aren’t working [on Christmas Day], means they can be back to work and be ready for the next day.”The problem I see here is the difference between some teams.”Mourinho on City's advantage GFXUnited have slipped up in three of their games this month, having lost to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and Bristol City in the Carabao Cup before Leicester upset them with a late equaliser on Saturday.But Mourinho feels his side have been creating enough chances to win games, and hopes to see them kill off their next opponents like they should have done against the Foxes.”I hope we play so well as we did against Leicester because in 10 matches we play so well and create so many chances as we did, in nine matches we would win three or 4-0,” Mourinho added.”In one match what happened was what we call unpredictable football.”That happened to us but I don’t think it happens many times when we play so well. In this case we played so well and so creative and create so many chances, but of course in football you have to score the goals and take the chances.”last_img read more

first_imgCalipari tweets about Andrew Harrison following the NBA draft.Calipari’s NBA Draft RecapThe NBA Draft came and went last night and, once again, it was full of Kentucky players. Karl-Anthony Towns went No. 1 to Minnesota, Willie Cauley-Stein went No. 6 to Sacramento, Trey Lyles went No. 12 to Utah, Devin Booker went No. 13 to Phoenix, Andrew Harrison went No. 44 to Phoenix and Dakari Johnson went No. 48 to Oklahoma City. Only one of the Wildcats’ seven draft entrants went unselected: shooting guard Aaron Harrison. Following the draft, Kentucky’s John Calipari, who was in attendance in Brooklyn, tweeted about his former players. He says Aaron Harrison “will be fine.” Six guys get drafted and tie a record, four lottery picks, and another No. 1 pick – it’s been another unbelievable night.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) June 26, 2015I’m proud of the guys. Our job as coaches is to help these kids realize their dreams. I’m so happy that a lot of lives were changed tonight.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) June 26, 2015I’m disappointed Aaron didn’t get drafted, but he will be fine. He will be on a summer league team fighting for a position on an NBA team.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) June 26, 2015How many Kentucky players will get picked in the 2016 NBA Draft?last_img read more

first_img Miss Grange said beach front land in Trelawny is what she has in mind for the establishment of the ice rink and the other attractions that would go along with it. She said the Ministry intended to engage the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) which own the lands. The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says she is very excited by the prospect of an Ice Arena being established in Jamaica for the sport of Ice Hockey to be played locally. The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says she is very excited by the prospect of an Ice Arena being established in Jamaica for the sport of Ice Hockey to be played locally.Minister Grange met today with a group comprised of representatives from the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation and from the firm, Tropical Ice Ventures of Canada which is a leader in refrigeration technology.Minister Grange heard from Jason Swales, CEO of Tropical Ice Ventures, that already he had identified an investor in Canada who interested in investing in building an ice arena along with a hotel in Jamaica.Mr Swales said also that “teams are lining up to play ice hockey in Jamaica and there are hundreds of spectators from overseas who would visit Jamaica to attend ice hockey matches.”Miss Grange said beach front land in Trelawny is what she has in mind for the establishment of the ice rink and the other attractions that would go along with it. She said the Ministry intended to engage the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) which own the lands. Story Highlights Minister Grange heard from Jason Swales, CEO of Tropical Ice Ventures, that already he had identified an investor in Canada who interested in investing in building an ice arena along with a hotel in Jamaica.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.  to acquire 34 operating vessels for an aggregate of 29.917 million shares of common stock of Star Bulk and $288.39 million in cash.Through the vessel purchase transactions, Star Bulk expects to acquire 34 secondhand drybulk carriers, consisting of 6 Capesize vessels, 14 sistership Kamsarmax vessels, 12 Panamax vessels and 2 Handymax vessels mainly built at shipyards in Japan.“The vessels will be acquired in a series of closings expected to complete by the end of 2014”The closings are expected to occur on a vessel-by-vessel basis, in general upon reaching port after their current voyages and cargoes are discharged.Upon completion of the vessel purchase transactions, Star Bulk’s position as the largest U.S listed dry bulk company will be further enhanced, with a fleet of 103 vessels on a fully delivered basis and aggregate cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 11.85 million deadweight tons.Star Bulk expects to use cash on hand, together with borrowings under a new $231 million secured bridge loan facility extended to the company by entities affiliated with its largest shareholder, Oaktree Capital Management, LP. , and entities affiliated with Angelo Gordon & Co., both current Excel shareholders, to pay the cash portion of consideration in the vessel purchase transactions.When the transaction are completed, and the Star Bulk shares forming part of the consideration are distributed to Excel’s shareholders, the Oaktree Investors would own 57.3% of Star Bulk’s outstanding shares of common stock, and the Angelo Gordon Investors would own 7.8% of Star Bulk’s outstanding shares of common stock.The total consideration for the transactions of $634.91 million was determined based on the average of three vessel appraisals by independent vessel appraisers.Petros Pappas, Chief Executive Officer of Star Bulk Carriers Corp., commented: “We are excited to announce these vessel purchases that, when completed, will expand our presence as the largest U.S. listed drybulk shipping company, and one of the largest dry bulk owners and operators globally. These transactions mark an important next step in the evolution of Star Bulk following our recent merger transaction with Oceanbulk.We believe that these vessel purchases are accretive to earnings and cash flow per share. We also believe that after these transactions are completed, Star Bulk will be well positioned to capitalize on an improving dry bulk shipping market with significant operating leverage to rising rates. Furthermore, as with our recent merger transaction with Oceanbulk, these transactions will preserve our cash resources, as it will be funded primarily with new equity determined on a net asset value to net asset value basis and a bridge loan from Oaktree and Angelo Gordon. This is consistent with our strategy to be an active consolidator in the dry bulk shipping industry, using moderate levels of debt.”Press Release, August 19, 2014last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Two days after the horrific death of a passenger in the Kolkata Metro, senior railway safety officials on Monday visited the accident spot and started a high-level probe into the tragedy, a Kolkata Metro Railway official said. Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS-Metro division) Sailesh Garg, led a team of senior railway officials and engineers to the Park Street Metro Railway station, where the accident took place on Saturday evening. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Garg also held a meeting with the Metro Railway officials here at Metro Bhawan and then examined the metro rake, a door of which had allegedly malfunctioned during the accident. “We will conduct a thorough investigation. Today was the site visit. The Metro rake will be checked for any possible mechanical snags. The reason for the possible malfunction can only be found out after seeing the detailed report. Those directly involved in the incident will also be interrogated,” a Metro Railway official said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Sajal Kanjilal, a resident of Kasba area of Kolkata, was trying to board a Kavi Subhash-bound train at the Park Street metro station on Saturday when the train started moving with his hand stuck between two sliding doors and the body hanging outside. After the train had moved some distance, the shouts of other train passengers alerted the driver, who applied the emergency brake and the victim fell, face-first, on the track below. The train came to a stop with four coaches inside the tunnel and the remaining four on the platform area. Eyewitnesses said the victim lay in the tunnel for quite sometime before security personnel ran and removed him. “First Information Report (FIR) was registered on Sunday against the Metro Railway after a complaint alleging negligence on its part was lodged by the family members of the deceased,” police said. A motorman and the guard of the Metro train have been suspended.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement In the opera, which is set in ancient Beijing, the steely princess subjects all her suitors to three seemingly impossible riddles. The price of a wrong answer? Death, of course. But when Calaf (played here by Argentine tenor Marcelo Puente) falls in love with her, he gets all the questions right. Turandot still refuses to marry him, and that’s when he turns the tables, posing a puzzle of his own to the princess.READ MORE Advertisement Facebook The common perception of Turandot’s title princess is that she is a fearsome, all-powerful ice queen with a penchant for chopping her suitors’ heads off. But in Vancouver Opera’s new production of Giacomo Puccini’s outsized final work, American soprano Amber Wagner is tasked with bringing much more to the role.Acclaimed Quebec director Renaud Doucet is focused on finding Turandot’s humanity. “He’s more interested in making it a story that’s believable,” says Wagner, who’s taking on the monumental role for the first time, after years of specializing in Richard Wagner. “Rather than saying ‘Here’s this frozen ice princess,’ how can we make it human so the audience believes it?“This is what opera is really about now,” she adds, on a break before rehearsal, sitting at the O’Brian Centre for Vancouver Opera, sipping on tea to preserve a voice the New York Times has called “powerful, gleaming and richly expressive”. “Renaud’s done quite a good job building a layered and multifaceted back story for her.” Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER – Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. surged Friday after the company beat expectations in its latest results and increased its earnings outlook for the year.The company’s share price climbed US$17.14 or 16.32 per cent to close at US$122.19 on the Nasdaq to hit an all-time high.The stock rise came after the Vancouver-based clothing company reported net income of US$75.2 million in the quarter ending April 29, beating analyst expectations of US$61.3 million according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. It was also a big increase from the US$31.3 million for the same quarter last year.The yoga and athletic-focused retailer also increased its diluted earnings per share expectations to between US$3.10 and US$3.18 from the US$3 to US$3.08 it had forecast in March.The strong earnings come as the company reported sales growth in both its stores and online, including an eight per cent increase in comparable store sales and a 62 per cent increase in direct to consumer revenue which includes online sales.Retail analyst Neil Saunders says the online sales boost can be attributed to a relaunched website, while overall the company continues to innovate on products and has significant growth potential including with its menswear offerings.last_img read more

A federal official is making Boeing defend itself against charges that it illegally fired workers for supporting a union at its South Carolina assembly plant.The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled there’s enough merit to send the cases to an administrative law judge.The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers claims six workers were wrongly fired and others disciplined at the plant in North Charleston, where employees build the Boeing 787.The federal official denied a union claim that Boeing has failed to bargain over a contract.The union won a May 2018 election to represent about 176 inspectors and technicians. Although a small group, it was a rare labour victory in the state with the lowest percentage of union workers. Boeing is challenging the election.The Associated Press read more

In a statement issued to the press, members of the Council noted that the planned referendum is scheduled to be held while operations to counter Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) – in which Kurdish forces have played a critical role – are ongoing. The referendum “could detract from efforts to ensure the safe, voluntary return of over three million refugees and internally displaced persons,” the 15-member body added. Secretary-General António Guterres earlier this week voiced similar concerns about the timing of the vote in a statement issued by his Spokesman, which noted that all outstanding issues between the federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government should be resolved through structured dialogue and constructive compromise. “The Secretary-General calls upon the leaders across Iraq to approach this matter with patience and restraint. The United Nations stands ready to support such efforts.” read more

first_imgXstrata Technology has recently signed an Albion Process technology licence agreement with GeoProMining Gold, a 100% owned subsidiary of GeoProMining Ltd. The Agreement allows GeoProMining Gold to use Xstrata’s proprietary fine grind and oxidative leach technology for the recovery of gold and silver from sulphide concentrates at their GPM Gold Project in Armenia The agreement was signed after the successful completion of a BFS in 2011 that included batch and continuous pilot plant testwork on samples from the GPM Gold mine in Armenia. The feasibility study demonstrated that the Albion Process can achieve high gold and silver recoveries from the GPM sulphide concentrates on a cost competitive basis.GeoProMining Gold LLC has engaged Xstrata Technology to provide the Albion Process plant as a lump sum design and supply package, and to complete detailed design of the existing flotation plant upgrade. Xstrata will supply an M3000 IsaMillTM grinding plant, twelve ZipaTankTM modular leach and slurry storage reactors, a 10 m diameter high rate thickener, 120 t/d oxygen plant and 140 tpd limestone grinding plant to GeoProMining Gold for the project. Long lead items have been ordered for the project and civil works have started at the plant site. The Albion Process plant will be commissioned in April 2013.last_img read more

first_imgWhen the first video for Project Glass was released, I had some pretty specific questions about navigation. When it became clear that there was a trackpad on the side of the device, I admit I was a little disappointed. When you see an object on a Project Glass display, it looks like it is floating just a few feet from your face. The perfect interface for that kind of display would use your hands to reach out to the screen and swipe to interact with the UI being projected right in front of you. While the camera on this device isn’t quite good enough to continuously capture your would-be movements without consuming lots of power, Google seems to be working on a “smart glove” that might get the job done.US Patent 8009141 was filed for back in March 2011 by several members of the Google X Labs, including Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin. The patent describes an accessory that is worn on your hand in order to help add sensory values to our fingertips. This wearable tech would, most likely, wirelessly connect to whatever was receiving the information being gathered by the glove.The initial idea surrounds the concept of a detector that can record images in areas that we can’t see with our eyes, or by using a pair of cameras in two different fingers to create a larger 3D version of something. The concept continues to describe sensors in the glove that would help you interact with menus, images, and even type on a virtual keyboard that is projected in front of you.The images attached to the patent show users being potentially capable of zooming in and manipulating an image, as well as allowing the user to draw characters in the the air instead of typing. There’s nothing in the patent itself that explicitly ties this smart glove to Project Glass, but the idea of pairing these two technologies together would be very exciting.To be able to use the camera in your finger with the Glass display as the viewfinder would be incredibly useful in so many situations, and the idea that someone would be able to sit anywhere and write an email just by typing on a keyboard projected onto any surface is potentially a killer feature.View the Google patent, via Android Authoritylast_img read more

first_imgThe Nexus 7 is reportedly set for a major hardware refresh about one year after its initial reveal at Google I/O 2012. This time around, there’s more in store than some modest storage capacity bumps.According to multiple industry sources, Google has decided to build the new Nexus 7 around a Qualcomm chipset instead of sticking with Nvidia’s Tegra processor. No reason was given for the switch, other than that Google weighed both options and ultimately decided that the Snapdragon was a better fit. Cost would certainly have been a factor, since Google no doubt plans on pricing the new Nexus 7 just as aggressively as the original tablet.Google has reportedly tapped Asus once again, and sales goals for the second-gen Nexus 7 are lofty. The plan is to ship between six and eight million units in the second half of 2013. Google and Asus moved just over four and a half million of the original Nexus 7 over that same span last year.No one’s willing to officially comment right now, and it’s likely to be another month before Google makes an announcement. The Nexus 7 was first shown off at Google I/O 2012, so it seems likely enough that they’ll follow that precedent this year.Then again, I/O 2012 took place nearly a month later than it typically has. Instead of happening at the end of June, I/O 2013 is slated for mid-May. Reuters sources say that the new tablet is coming in July, which would mean a six-week wait before the new Nexus 7 goes up for sale after the big reveal.That seems like an awfully long time, so Google may either be targeting a launch in June or planning to show the second-gen Nexus 7 at a special event just before it goes on sale in July.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram If you own land in Greece, you may be familiar with the term adverse possession, known in Greek as χρησηκτησία.What is adverse possession? Under Greek Law, if a third party enters, uses or builds on another person’s property, then he or she can in fact claim ownership of that person’s property under certain circumstances. What happens next? Aside from lengthy, costly and often futile court cases, you may actually end up losing your rights to your land.How can I protect my land? Here are five simple, low-cost and practical tips that can help to prevent a prospective trespasser claiming rights to your property. 1. Fence and signage Fencing your property is the most efficient and inexpensive way to mark the boundaries of your land. Once your fence is up, put up a sign with contact information of someone you trust and who lives in Greece.2. Get an accurate land survey with coordinates An accurate land survey is necessary to properly locate the boundaries of your property before putting up your fence, not to mention that it is required when issuing a building permit for that fence. 3. Check on your property regularly Have someone visit and check on your property on a regular basis. Ask this person to take pictures and to always have a witness present.4. Maintain your property Have someone regularly clear your land from wild bushes and even better, cultivate it all year round if possible. Maintaining your land and keeping it clear is also important to avoid having it declared as ‘forestry land’ by the Greek authorities, which may result in it being ‘unusable’ for construction purposes. 5. Lease your property Formally rent your land to a local farmer. The lease itself serves as proof of the owner’s rights to their land, even if the lease reflects a small fee. * Katerina Sirouni is a principal architect. For more information on Greek property laws as well as important updates and deadlines, you can go to www.ksirouni.comlast_img read more

first_imgWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini doubts Andy Carroll will be going anywhere in this month’s transfer windowThe former Liverpool striker’s current contract with West Ham will expire at the end of the season after six years in London.But Carroll’s time with the Hammers has been clouded with a set of lingering injury issues that have restricted him to just 136 appearances in total.Further injury problems this season have seen Carroll make just the one start in seven league games with no goals scored at all.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…However, Pellegrini doesn’t expect the injury-hit striker to leave West Ham this month.“I don’t think so. I think Andy will stay here with us, he is an important player for our team,” said Pellegrini, according to TeamTalk.“He is just coming back from a long, long injury, and the way he is taking advantage of his minutes he will return to the player that we all know.”Carroll, along with new signing Samir Nasri, may be handed a rare start for Saturday’s FA Cup third-round game against Birmingham.last_img read more

first_img18-year-old striker Josh Sargent has named Wayne Rooney as an idol of his and reflected on the pressure of being one of the USA’s beacons of hope for the future.After trails with PSV Eindhoven and Schalke 04, Sargent was snapped up by Werder Breman in January 2018 and debuted for the first-team last month as a 76th-minute substitute against Fortuna Dusseldorf.In that Bundesliga game, Sargent broke a club record by scoring the fastest goal for a debutant with his first touch of the ball just two minutes after coming on.The teenage star has since gone on to make another four appearances for Bremen and scored again at RB Leipzig on December 22.Sargent’s rapid progress and playing style have drawn comparisons with England and Manchester United legend Rooney, who himself starred as a fresh-faced teenager for Everton in the Premier League.“I liked Wayne Rooney a lot. I liked his style of play and how powerful he was on the ball,” Sargent told the club website. “I looked up to him.”Hopes are high in the US over their prospects for the 2022 and 2026 World Cups with Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Haji Wright and Tyler Adams all starring in the Bundesliga right now.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Despite the growing weight of expectation on him though back at home, Sargent isn’t feeling the pressure to deliver.“I wouldn’t say that I feel the pressure,” said Sargent.“People can have their opinions, whether they see me as the next big talent or just an average player. I don’t really enjoy hearing other people’s views. I’m focusing purely on my own expectations, and how good I should be performing.“Besides, the support recently has been phenomenal. Of course, I’ve been getting a lot from my family, but also a lot of people back home are pleased for me, and are tweeting words of encouragement, for example, and congratulating me. I can feel their love.”The USA international does, however, aim to continue improving and gave some insight into the demands he places on himself.“I’m very critical, as well as very competitive and performance-orientated, so I don’t enjoy it when I can’t do something,” said Sargent.“If I notice that I’ve done something wrong or I can’t do something, I try to make amends as soon as possible.”last_img read more

first_img Posted: March 12, 2019 March 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two transients were behind bars today on suspicion of fatally stabbing 63-year-old Marjorie Gawitt during a predawn residential burglary in a neighborhood near Agua Hedionda Lagoon.Ian Forrester Bushee, 37, and 26-year-old Malissa Deanna James were arrested late Monday morning a few blocks from the site of the slaying of Carlsbad resident Marjorie Gawitt, according to police.Gawitt made a 911 call about 12:30 a.m. Monday to report that she had been badly wounded in an assault at her home in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane, Lt. Greg Koran said. Medics took the mother of three to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.Investigators believe that Bushee and James — both of them on probation in connection with a burglary in San Bernardino County — broke into Gawitt’s home, where at least one of them stabbed her before the pair stole her car and fled.Deputies found the vehicle abandoned on Grand Avenue in San Marcos about five hours after the fatal assault occurred, sheriff’s Lt. David Buether said. Shortly before noon Monday, the suspects were captured in an open, brushy area off the 4800 block of Park Drive, about one-tenth of a mile from the victim’s home.Last April, the suspects were arrested after a homeowner in Upland walked in on them as they were allegedly ransacking the victim’s home, according to The Press-Enterprise in Riverside. The pair allegedly fled with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics, including $70,000 in collectable coins stuffed in a sock.Late Monday evening, Bushee and James were booked into county jail on suspicion of murder, burglary, conspiracy and auto theft. They were being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. KUSI Newsroom Victim identified in Carlsbad home invasion, murder Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgU.S. recognizes contested Golan Heights region as part of Israel Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter AP, KUSI Newsroom AP, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.The administration has been considering recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic highlands, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967, for some time and Netanyahu had pressed the matter with visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just a day earlier.U.S. and Israeli officials said Wednesday they had not expected a decision until next week, when Netanyahu is to visit the U.S.But in a tweet that appeared to catch many by surprise, Trump said the time had come for the United States to take the step, which Netanyahu warmly welcomed as a “miracle” on the Jewish holiday of Purim.“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump tweeted.The U.S. will be the first country to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, which the rest of the international community regards as disputed territory occupied by Israel whose status should be determined by negotiations between Israel and Syria. Attempts to bring Israel and Syria to the table have failed. It was not immediately clear how a U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan might be affected by the U.S. move. That force’s mandate expires at the end of June.There had been signals a decision was coming. Last week, in its annual human rights report, the State Department dropped the phrase “Israeli-occupied” from the Golan Heights section, instead calling it “Israeli-controlled.”Pompeo had brushed questions about the change aside, insisting even earlier Thursday that there was no change in policy. However, in comments to reporters ahead of a Purim dinner with Netanyahu and his wife at their Jerusalem home, Pompeo hailed the shift.“Tonight, President Trump made the decision to recognize that that hard-fought real estate, that important place, is proper to be a sovereign part of the state of Israel,” he said.Netanyahu, who is embroiled in a fierce re-election campaign ahead of April 9 voting, smiled broadly while delivering his own remarks.“We have the miracle of Purim,” he said. “Thank you President Trump.”Netanyahu has for weeks been stepping up longstanding Israeli requests for the U.S. and others to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan. He has bolstered Israel’s traditional argument that the area has for all practical purposes been fully integrated into Israel by accusing Iran of trying to infiltrate terrorists from Syria into the plateau.“At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Netanyahu tweeted.Trump’s announcement came as Pompeo was wrapping up a two-day visit to Jerusalem during which he lauded warm ties with Israel, met with Netanyahu on at least three separate occasions and promised to step up pressure on Iran.Pompeo’s events with Netanyahu included a visit to the Western Wall that made him the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the Jewish holy site with any Israeli leader and appeared to further signal the Trump administration’s support for Israel’s control of the contested city. Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv, prompting the Palestinians to sever ties with the administration.Pompeo’s presence also appeared to signal Trump’s support for Netanyahu the political candidate. Netanyahu, facing a tough challenge from a popular former military chief and reeling from a series of corruption allegations, has repeatedly sought to focus attention on his foreign policy record and strong ties with Trump.“The Trump administration is absolutely endorsing Netanyahu,” said Alon Pinkas, former consul general of Israel in New York. “It’s very rare for a secretary of state to come visit an Israeli prime minister without any apparent diplomatic reason justifying it, without a peace process, without any regional agenda.”Pompeo said his trip had nothing to do with politics or U.S. policy on Jerusalem, although for decades American officials refrained from visiting the Western Wall with Israeli leaders to avoid the appearance of recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the city’s most sensitive holy sites. Israel captured east Jerusalem and the Old City in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.“I’m going to stay far away from the decisions that the Israeli people will make here in a few weeks,” Pompeo told reporters. “It wouldn’t be appropriate for the U.S. secretary of state to comment on Israeli domestic politics.”The Old City is home to the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where tradition says Jesus was entombed and resurrected. Pompeo, a Christian, also stopped at the church.Next to the Western Wall is a hilltop compound revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The spot, which once housed the biblical Jewish Temples, is the holiest site in Judaism and today is home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam.The competing claims to the site are a frequent source of tension and lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.When Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he said it did not determine the city’s final borders. But the gesture was perceived as unfairly siding with Israel and prompted the Palestinians to cut contacts with U.S. officials. The Palestinians have already rejected a planned Mideast peace initiative by the administration.Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Pompeo’s visit added additional obstacles to peace hopes. “While they are claiming to be trying to solve the conflict, such acts only make it more difficult to resolve,” he said.While previous secretaries of state have traditionally met with the Palestinians when visiting the region, Pompeo has no such talks planned. March 21, 2019last_img read more