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Juventus make primary bid for de Ligt

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first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement 83m1iNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsyyweWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebos( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ljeWould you ever consider trying this?😱4lgv344cCan your students do this? 🌚bynwRoller skating! Powered by Firework Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus have made their initial bid for Matthijis de Ligt, reportedly offering £67 million for the Ajax centre back.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe 19-year old has been the target this summer for the heavyweights across Europe, such as Barcelona and Manchester United.However, reports from SkySports Italia suggest Turin is believed to be the preferred destination for De Ligt as the Serie A champions have become the front runners in securing the Dutch international.Advertisement Although, Sarri’s initial bid fell pretty behind of Ajax’s €75 million asking price.Paris Saint Germain did match up with the Dutch champions’ figures, but are unlikely to land de Ligt, as the player his himself interested on a career with Cristiano Ronaldo.Advertisement “We came to the conclusion that I always wanted to be Cristiano Ronaldo when we played soccer in the garden.”“Especially during the period when he played at Manchester United. Even my first football shirt was his.” the Dutchman spoke to Dutch outlet Voetbal International last week.Ajax Under 18 coach Brian Roy also believes a move from Amsterdam to Turin is the best option for the teenager at the moment.The Old Lady are also ready to bring back club legend Gianluigi Buffon, the 41-year old goalkeeper who is currently a free agent following his expiration of contract at the Parc des Princes. Advertisementlast_img read more

Finals fever is here

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first_imgSOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE PREVIEW – FINALS WEEK 1 BERWICK (2nd) v CRANBOURNE (3rd) – QUALIFYING FINAL Saturday 25…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Couple care for kangas

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first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A FORMER Lakeside couple have traded in their suburban lifestyle to help save native wildlife. Kat Ager…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

County Senior Camogie Final – Sarsfields v Mullagh – The Managers

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first_imgThis will be the third time in two years that these sides will have met in the final after last year went to a replay which was won by Sarsfields by 1-13 to 1-8. John then spoke to the Mullagh manager Madge Kennedy.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/MADGE%20KENNEDY%20MULLAGH%20CAMOGIE%20MANAGER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. John Mulligan spoke to both managers and first got the thought’s of Sarsfields Manager Michael McGrath.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/HOPPER%20MCGRATH%20SARSFIELDS%20CAMOGIE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Next Sunday in Duggan Park, Mullagh and Sarsfields go head to head in the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa County Senior Camogie Final (Throw in – 2.30).last_img read more

Vai, The Key to Varney’s Victory: Liberians, Please Teach the Children Our Languages

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first_imgThere is a certain Paynesville resident who every morning makes it his duty to pick up students and drop them at their schools in Monrovia.  He usually asks their names, whereupon, he detects the ethnic group from which each hails.He also asks, “Do you speak the language?  To the child named Juah,” he asks, “Do you speak Kru?”  To the name Korvah comes the question: “Do you speak Lorma?”  Sia, “Do you speak Kissi?” Fanta, “Do you speak Mandingo?”  Wede, “Do you speak Grebo?” Yormie, “Do you speak Gio?”It is most unfortunate that for 98 per cent of these children, the answer each morning is “No!” or, “I don’t know that thing, oh.”What a national tragedy—Liberians are not teaching our children their languages.However, for most of the Mandingo students this Paynesville resident picks up, the answer is YES!  The Paynesville resident then asks each with the answer No to make him a promise: “When you go home today, please ask your ma, pa, aunty or grandmother to teach you your language.  It is very important for one to speak his or her own language.”At this point in this Editorial, we say a joyful   Thank God for four people: Senator Varney Sherman, his maternal grandfather, grandmother and grandaunt!These are the people who raised Varney Sherman from infancy through high school.  His maternal grandfather, a traditionalist, spoke Vai fluently and cared for his relatives, including his sisters, who were Varney’s grand aunts.  But none of them spoke English.  So since they were responsible to raise this child—his mother, shortly after his birth, traveled to Monrovia to complete her education—the grand aunts spoke nothing but Vai to Varney.  So from early childhood he grew up speaking Vai—before he learned English. Varney was very bright and studious.  In our recent interview with him, he told our team of reporters, “I did not only learn to speak Vai.  I studied it.”Is there any wonder that because he was bright and studious he excelled academically, becoming valedictorian at St. John’s Episcopal High School and graduating from Cuttington, excelling in Science and Mathematics?His St. John’s teachers, especially Ms. Banarby, the school’s legendary American   Science instructor, wanted him to become a medical doctor because he excelled in Chemistry, Biology and Math.  What they probably did not know was that Law was in Varney’s genes.  Both his maternal and paternal grandfathers were lawyers.  Both were also elected Grand Cape Mount Senators.  The paternal grandfather founded the Wakolo Law Firm in Robertsport in 1928.  Varney’s father inherited that firm and several of Varney’s brothers became lawyers.  A younger brother also graduated from Harvard Law School.Today, Varney Sherman is one of Liberia’s most successful corporate lawyers and many believe he is Liberia’s richest lawyer.  His firm ranks, along with the nation’s oldest—the Henries Law Firm (1944)—as the second firm in its own building.  Others are Pierre and Tweh Law Firm and The International Group of Legal Advocates and Consultants.All of these successes—and legacies—would naturally lead Varney into politics. His 2005 presidential bid was unsuccessful; but that could not possibly have been the political end for this talented, wealthy, ambitious young man.  So, like his grandfathers, he decided to enter Cape Mount’s 2014 Senatorial race.  And that is when his linguistic legacy laid in. Varney is modest, never boastful.  So only a few knew of his Vai linguistic prowess (ability, competence, dexterity).  So when he appeared before his proud Cape Mount people, the vast majority of whom—whether Dey, Gola, Mende or Mandingo—speak Vai—he addressed them in the classical Vai he learned from his grannies. When the votes were counted, he had won by a wide margin.We have taken pains today to explain how one man’s example convincingly demonstrates the importance of learning to speak one’s indigenous language.  Liberian parents, PLEASE TEACH OUR CHILDREN OUR LANGUAGES!  Look how far it has brought   Varney Sherman!Ministry of Education, please start teaching our languages in our primary and secondary schools throughout the country—NOW!   All Liberian universities should also require every student to be able to speak at least one Liberian language before graduation.Remember, language is the bearer of culture.  Lose it, you lose your culture.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cartoon: May 5, 2016

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Press Pass – Sunday, July 27

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first_imgMatt Scott, in for Des Kelly, hosts this week’s edition of Press Pass, with Ian Ridley and Tony Evans joining him in the studio to discuss all the latest sporting action.last_img

TRANSFER REPORT: Chelsea close to landing ‘new Neymar’ in £25million deal

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first_img1 Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Brazilian teen ace Gabriel Barbosa from Santos. Known as ‘Gabigol’ and dubbed ‘the new Neymar’, the 19-year-old is understood to be the subject of a £25m bid from Chelsea and negotiations between the two clubs are apparently at an advanced stage. According to Globo Esparto, Juventus are also plotting a swoop for Gabigol but Chelsea have trumped the Italian club’s £15m bid. Chelsea scouts have kept a close eye on the striker’s progress in recent months and have now told new manager Antonio Conte to make his move. Gabigol has been at Santos for three years and has already made 151 appearances, scoring 55 goals, for the Brazilian giants. Gabriel Barbosa in action for Santos last_img

More funds to aid

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first_imgVALENCIA – College of the Canyons officials plan to offer a host of new fall courses with the increased funding coming from this year’s state budget. Under the $131 billion state budget signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday, community colleges would get $40 million in new money to pay for equipment for career and technical education. College of the Canyons plans to use its share of those funds, and other increases in the state budget, to offer a range of new programs, including culinary arts and automotive technology. “It’s exciting to see the college expand its opportunities and offerings,” said Audrey Green, dean of program development and community extension for College of the Canyons. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The proposed new class offerings, if approved, would be the college’s biggest expansion of new instructional programs in recent years, Green said. The college offered culinary arts in the spring, but to provide a degree or a certificate in culinary arts the school needs to get approval from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. The college is also working on getting approval from the chancellor’s office for its other proposed new courses. They include construction management, land surveying, recreation management, speech language pathology, environmental studies and gerontology. Some courses would transfer to four-year institutions and some would prepare students to directly enter the work force. “The reality is that most jobs now require post-secondary education training of some sort,” Green said. One job that requires more specialized training nowadays is auto mechanics, and the college hopes to create a program in that field in conjunction with the William S. Hart Union High School District. “There is not only a local shortage of automotive technicians, but there is a national shortage of automotive technicians and it is a very high-paying position,” Green said. One program the college hopes to create this year is called the Emeritus College, a program meant to keep older adults intellectually stimulated by offering non-credit courses in literature, music, creative writing and other areas. The newly adopted state budget lowers community college fees from $26 a unit to $20. The budget provides a total of $8.7 billion for community colleges. “This is a record investment in community colleges,” said Sabrina Lockhart, a spokeswoman for the governor. “(Schwarzenegger) wants to ensure that our students are able to smoothly transition to higher skill levels in the career sector, and the community colleges play an integral role in that.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want 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

Hillside plunge injures 2

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesOrujian had head trauma and Martin had a broken left arm and head injuries, according to the CHP. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Two people suffered moderate injuries Monday when a car veered off Angeles Forest Highway and plunged about 300 feet down a hillside. The crash occurred near Aliso Canyon Road at 6:37 a.m., authorities said. Firefighters used hydraulic tools to free the victims from the wreckage of the 2006 Lexus. Andrereh S. Orujian, 27, was southbound on Angeles Forest Highway south of Aliso Canyon Road when he veered too far to the left and his vehicle struck the side of the mountain, according to the California Highway Patrol. The force of the impact sent the car over the side of the embankment. The 27-year-old driver and his passenger, Jasmine Martin, 26, of Palmdale were taken by helicopter to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. 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