In Mexico’s cartel heartland, Maradona says off-pitch issues are in the past

first_imgFormer soccer great Diego Maradona shows his team jersey during a press conference where he was presented as the new manager of the Dorados of Sinaloa, in Culiacan, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Maradona, whose public battles with cocaine made him soccer’s poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in Mexico’s drug cartel heartland as the new coach of a second-tier team. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)CULIACAN, Mexico — Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona says he has left his off-the-pitch issues behind.Maradona was formally introduced Monday as the new coach of Mexican second-tier club Dorados de Sinaloa. He was jovial and said he didn’t come to Mexico for a vacation.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Big 3 back to nos. 1-2-3; Osaka at 7th after US Open title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Maradona said: “I came here to work, and I came to give my heart.”The 57-year-old has publicly struggled in the past with alcohol and drug addiction. His new club is located in a city considered the heart of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug smuggling gangs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMaradona said “we are all judged” and added, “How many people are there here who do worse things than us and don’t end up in any newspaper?” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

US$250,000 School Project dedicated in Bassa

first_imgA newly constructed School building worth over US$250,000 was recently dedicated in the Port City of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County.The New School Project was constructed by the Pillar of Fire Church with support from the School’s International Board in the United States of America and funding from other donors.The Pillar of Fire Church international was founded 1960 by an American Citizen Alma White, and was later established in Liberia in the 1970s in Rivercess County.The School was established in Liberia to help provide quality education to Liberian Students and also help build up their Christian live.The new School, is anticipated is to serve 600 students in and around Buchanan City.Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony, Rev. Luther Tarpeh, Pillar of Fire Field director accredited to Liberia said, the project began early 2010.He said the project was undertaken to give quality education and create a good learning environment.“We have constructed this building to help our children learn better. We also want them have integrity as students because with integrity, they are able to make sound decisions.This institution is committed to giving Christian education for the Children of Liberia.This project is very important because our first school Campus was a little small for our student, that was why we constructed this campus to create more space for them,” he explained.The Filed Director said the campus will be equipped with a modern laboratory, Computer Lab, Library, Science Laboratory amongst others.“The students are going to love their new campus after we have full equipped it with what a modern school should look like”, he said.On behalf of the International Board, Mr. Gordden Tinner expressed his appreciation to the school’s administration for carrying out the project as expected.He said the completion of the project is a dream comes true for the entire board in the United States.“We as a board are happy today that these Liberian kids can finally have a good learning environment to learn and become good Christians. We will do our best to make sure these students get all they need when it comes to education. Just as we have rallied around to provide the money for this project, we will also generate funding for equipments and other materials”, the Board Director said.Also speaking during the ceremony, James Milton a teacher of the institution said the construction of the new school building shows a sign of relief because, of the location of the campus, students will have a good learning environment.“Now that we have this school, our children will not be easily distracted from their lessons. This place is quite and it is also far away from the road. If a library is constructed here, students can be able to read without distractions”, he said.Isaiah Kokoe a student of the 11th grade class also expressed his satisfaction over the completion of the school building.He said the new campus has served as a motivation for him as a student.“I like the new school building because it is big and the environment is also quite. That will help us understand our teachers better.This place is better than our first campus inters of space facilities. I am saying this because; here we have a modern toilet, running water and electricity.Here we will not pollute the campus now that we have toilet and other facilities and I know our people have more in stuck to offer.I want to say thanks to all those who donated towards this project. I also want to say thank you to our principal for his hard work if not for him, this building would not have been completed today,” student Isaiah joyously said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Million dollar lottery ticket purchased in Fort St. John

first_imgOne person in Fort St. John is now a millionaire.  During the Lotto Max draw Friday night a ticket purchased in Fort St. John was one of 30 Max Million Draw winners.The ticket was purchased in Fort St. John and as of early Saturday it is not known if the winner has claimed the prize.The draw was made as a part of the Lotto Max $55 million dollar draw that saw two people, one from Ontario and the other from Nova Scotia win the grand prize.  Then there were 13 winners of a million dollars, including the Fort St. John winner.- Advertisement -If you have any more information to share about this story, email news@moosefm.calast_img

‘Liverpool is the first big club I will play for!’ – New Reds signing Roberto Firmino excited by Anfield challenge

first_img1 New Liverpool signing Roberto Firmino is confident he will settle quickly at Anfield.The 23-year-old Brazilian forward is one of seven new faces at the club after signing from Hoffenheim in a £29m deal last month.Firmino has started training at the club’s Melwood base – he missed the Reds’ pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East because of his Copa America involvement – and believes he will soon adapt to the demands of the English game.He said: “Without a doubt, German football, where I’ve played for nearly five years, is very similar – maybe just a little less tough than English football. I’m confident I’ll be just fine here.”Firmino is also excited by the challenge ahead at Liverpool and believes he is joining a high-quality squad.“It’s a unique opportunity. I could say Liverpool is the first big club I will play for. It’s a massive chance for me to show what I can do,” he added.“Although it’s a young team, there’s a lot of experience and quality in it. Each and every one of the players must do their best to have the chance to play and win games as a consequence.”The former Hoffenheim man will link up with another member of the Brazil squad in Philippe Coutinho, and admits he spoke to his compatriot for advice before making the move.“He was very helpful although it was ultimately my decision,” Firmino told the club’s website.“I wanted to know more about how it works here and he had some very good things to tell me.“He’s a great character and I hope we can nurture our friendship at Liverpool.” Roberto Firmino last_img read more

Laos coup figure lauded in Fresno

first_img“As a former soldier this is so meaningful for me to be able to see my leader,” said Nhailong Vang, who marched in the new year parade wearing fatigues. “He will be the one who will help us move forward in America.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRESNO – A leader of the Hmong immigrant community urged his people to remain united in his first public appearance in California since he was arrested for an alleged attempt to overthrow the government in Laos. Vang Pao addressed thousands of supporters Wednesday at Fresno’s Hmong International New Year celebration. He thanked Hmong immigrants for their support, but did not address allegations that he helped lead a coup attempt organized by Laotian refugees in the United States. Vang Pao, who led thousands of Hmong mercenaries in a CIA-backed secret army during the Vietnam War, is one of 11 men who was accused in the alleged plot and arrested by federal agents in June. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSince July, when he was freed on bail, he has rarely left his home in Southern California. A crowd of people dressed in clothes traditional among the hill-dwelling ethnic group parted as his limousine arrived, and they clapped as he ushered in the Hmong new year, which began Wednesday. Among those charged in the indictment is the founder of Fresno’s annual new year celebration, who didn’t attend Wednesday’s event because he was under orders not to associate with Vang Pao and other defendants if lawyers weren’t present, a friend said. “Everybody feels that we have been betrayed,” said Pao Fang, executive director of the Lao Family Community, which provides vocational training to the area’s sizable immigrant community. Though Vang Pao’s guerrillas ultimately lost to communist forces, most Hmong veterans still regard him as a hero. last_img read more

SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE FOR ROAD RAGE MOTORIST WHO DROVE AT CYCLISTS

first_imgA ROAD rage Falcarragh motorist who swerved his car at two cyclists has been warned he will go to jail if he comes back before the courts.Jonathan Doherty (22), from Ballyconnell Road in the town, pleaded guilty at Falcarragh District Court yesterday to driving at two cyclists on March 21 last year.Garda Inspector David Kelly told the court, sitting in Letterkenny, that two cyclists were on their way from Kilmacrennan to Dunlewey when they heard a car behind them blowing its horn. “When the car passed them, it swerved in towards the cyclists before appearing to lose control and then driving off,” said Inspector Kelly.Doherty also faced a number of other charges relating to other offences on other dates in 2012 including one where he stepped onto a road in front of a car.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been in “a lot of trouble” in recent years.He said Doherty’s uncle had died in a house fire several years ago and “while he has never used that an excuse, at certain times of the year he did get into trouble.”Mr Gallagher told Judge Conal Gibbons: “He is a young man who accepts that he could be looking at a custodial sentence today.“However I would ask the court to consider community service. The last time he did community service it gave him a purpose in life and allowed him to give something back to his community. “Judge Gibbons said however that while some of the charges before the court might be explained because Doherty knew people, in the case of the cyclists, he couldn’t explain it.“Has he got something against cyclists?” asked the judge.“There may have been history in that he knew the motorist in the incident where he stepped onto the road but in the case of the cyclists, is it simply that he is a trouble maker and that is the long and short of it?”The Judge, addressing Mr Gallagher, went on: “Why should two people going about their lawful business in what is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland and then they come across your client who for his own reasons decides to make their lives a misery?“Why should he (Doherty) not be stopped in his tracks and and shown how the law deals with people who don’t respect others?“It makes me very worried – I’m thinking of those two cyclists and the fear put into them.”The judge said Doherty had swerved at the cyclists just three days before he was due in court on other charges.“I’m obliged to send him straight to prison,” Judge Gibbons told Mr Gallagher.However the solicitor asked the judge to consider suspending any prison sentence to give Doherty a chance to prove himself.The judge sentenced Doherty to four months in prison for dangerous driving, but suspended the sentence for two years.Doherty was also banned from driving for three years and fined a total of €600 to include other offences of driving a vehicle with defective number plates.Doherty approached the judge, saying: ‘Thank you.”Judge Gibbons told him: “Let me warn you Mr Doherty that Mr Gallagher would need all his skills of persuasion to keep you out of prison if yoSUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE FOR ROAD RAGE MOTORIST WHO DROVE AT CYCLISTS was last modified: April 18th, 2013 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:FalcarraghSUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE FOR ROAD RAGE MOTORIST WHO DROVE AT CYCLISTSlast_img read more

LIFFORD AC’S 5K SERIES TAKES TO RAPHOE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgJust a few days to go now until the Raphoe 5K, the second race in the Dalys XL Spring 5K Series. Sunday 2nd February at 10am – put it in your diary now and don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this exciting Series.A big thank you to everyone who turned out to support our first race in St. Johnston, with over 350 taking part. Remember, anyone who pre-entered on line or via Facebook previously or who competed in St Johnston will automatically be pre entered for the Raphoe race, so no need to pre register again.New entries are still streaming in for the Raphoe race. No doubt people are looking at the success of the race in St Johnston and what the Series has to offer in terms of prizes, goodies and organisation and now signing up for the final two races.The Series has certainly captured the imagination and while there are prizes for winners of the overall Series in eight different categories, there is an equally important aspect to the Series – that is creating the right environment for individuals, groups and families to just come out, take part, have fun, and enjoy the social occasion. Chip Timing and Spot Prizes again in Raphoe this Sunday.We look forward to seeing everyone out again on Sunday morning for what should be another fun and action filled race in Raphoe. Registration is from 8.45am at Deele College with the race start at 10am. LIFFORD AC’S 5K SERIES TAKES TO RAPHOE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kLIfford ACRaphoelast_img read more

NEWS IN BRIEF….NEWS IN BRIEF….NEWS IN BRIEF….NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgTime to rentA leading estate agent has said the housing rental market in Letterkenny has never been stronger.Gerard Grennan of Premier Properties said that the arrival of more professional people into the town meant the rental market was on the up despite plummeting house sales. He warned landlords however that properties had to be in very good repair to be rented on an ongoing basis.GlenveaghGlenveagh National Park has received a record number of visitors this year despite the generally poor tourist season.Spokesman Tres Conaghan said there was a combination of factors which led to the increase including exposure on Germany TV and an influx of visitors from Japan and the Philippines. GraveyardLetterkenny may be in line to get a new graveyard. Undertaker and local town councillor Pascal Blake said there is a need for more graveyard space in the town.Take Me OutThe Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny is hosting what should be a great night’s entertainment with the 2011 version of the old Blind Date classic ‘Take Me Out’ this Friday at 8pm.Ends NEWS IN BRIEF….NEWS IN BRIEF….NEWS IN BRIEF….NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: August 19th, 2011 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)last_img read more

WOW! ONE HAIL OF A STORM HITS DONEGAL

first_imgTHE odd thunder storm over Donegal today might have spoiled an otherwise decent day – until one man in Termon was hit with a massive hail storm!A reader, David McIlveen, sent in some of the pictures of the aftermath.“I saw this at approximately 2.30pm today and at first it looked like snow onthe ground, but it wasn’t. It was hailstones,” he said. David took the main picture above – and the handful of hail below.Another photographer – The Happy Snapper – a donegaldaily.com regular – sent in the picture just below of the car and the house. “It was six inches deep in places,” he said.Hard to believe it’s June!Irish Weather Online, a site run by qualified forecasters, said: “There was a strong convergence of cold and warm air in the area at the time. Producing thunder and lightning and hail , and in this case the the cold air was at lower levels which kept any ice changing back to rain. “Hence it being mostly a hail shower. Once it accumulates on the ground it produces a “cold shield” which keeps the ice as ice and builds up more and more.”  WOW! ONE HAIL OF A STORM HITS DONEGAL was last modified: June 7th, 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:WOW! ONE HAIL OF A STORM HITS DONEGALlast_img read more

€33m to benefit thousands of Donegal farmers under Basic Payment Scheme

first_imgThe Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the commencement of advance payments under the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Payment.Over €700 million to 111,000 farmers will now be sent out to farmers across the country with €33,889,000 paid out locally.Donegal TD Joe McHugh says: “These payments will benefit 7,492 farmers here in Donegal and will have positive knock-on effects to our rural communities as a whole.” “Farm families are the heartbeat of the rural economy and our vision for the sector will inspire the next generation to continue the tradition of family farming,” added McHugh.Following recent discussions with the EU Commission, Minister Creed also confirmed that the level of the advance payment is set at 70% for 2017 rather than 50% as provided for in the EU legislation.Payments under the Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme also continue to issue as cases are cleared for payment.Minister Creed added that “the advance BPS payment and the ANC payments taken together mean that over €880 million has now issued to Irish farmers in the last month. These payments provide a significant financial boost for individual farmers and the wider rural economy. “I was delighted to secure an increase in the ANC scheme allocation for 2018. This €25 million increase will provide direct financial support to farmers in the most marginal areas of the country.”The Agriculture Minister indicated that advance payments will continue issuing regularly until mid-November, with balancing payments to commence issuing from early December.The Minister also confirmed that payments under the 2017 National Reserve and Young Farmers Scheme will commence early in December 2017.Minister Creed concluded: “Payments under the BPS and ANC scheme will continue to issue as individual cases are cleared. I will continue to prioritise the ongoing processing of payments, subject to the requirements of the schemes being met.”In order to facilitate farmers who wish to contact the Department in relation to their BPS or ANC payments, extended hours are now in place for the Direct Payments Helpline. For the period from 17th October to 21st October, farmers can ring the Department at 076 106 4420 between 9am and 8.30pm on weekdays and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.€33m to benefit thousands of Donegal farmers under Basic Payment Scheme was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:joe mc hughmichael creedlast_img read more