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first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of YelmCity of Yelm Mayor JW Foster recently became one of just 300 municipal leaders in the state of Washington to have earned the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC), since the program’s inception in 1997.To earn this award, Foster completed more than 60 hours of training through a variety of AWC-sponsored workshops, and demonstrated an additional 30 hours of community service.“Since joining the Yelm City Council in 2011, I’ve been taking advantage of the web-trainings, local seminars and conferences offered by the AWC to be the best leader I can be for our community,” Foster said. “As an elected leader, it is important to utilize the education and support offered by the AWC to continue to expand skills in budgeting, planning, and leadership.”The AWC’s Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership program provides elected municipal leaders with training to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds, and enrich community and staff relationships.Foster moved to Yelm with his wife Nicki in 1996 to raise their four children and spent many years coaching youth sports teams, volunteering for Yelm Community Schools, and working with local service organizations on a variety of projects. He was appointed to the planning commission before being elected to the Yelm City Council in 2011 and reelected in 2015. Foster was elected Mayor in 2017 after being appointed in 2016 to replace Mayor Ron Harding, who left to take work in Oregon.Foster currently serves on the Sports Medicine advisory committee and as Chair of the General Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education for Yelm Community Schools. JW and Nicki also volunteer for the Nisqually Land Trust, Rotary Club of Yelm, and Lions Club projects.“The path to Yelm’s best future starts with a strong foundation in our local schools and organizations,” Foster said.  “It’s always been a strong family value of ours to work with our neighbors to make our community better for everyone”In addition to his local Mayoral duties and local involvement, Foster continues to engage at the regional level, serving as Vice-Chair of the Thurston Regional Planning Council, and engaging with other municipal leaders and military counterparts through the South Sound Military and Community Partnership.The AWC is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan corporation that represents Washington’s cities and towns before the state Legislature, the state executive branch and with regulatory agencies. The AWC serves its members through advocacy, education and services.last_img read more

first_imgBy Jay CookThe state’s newly amended Pet Purchase Protection Act is designed to create transparency between pet stores and customers. The law aims to give prospective pet buyers the animal’s veterinary history, breeder or broker information, as well as prohibit New Jersey pet dealers from doing any business with unlicensed breeders or animal welfare violators, also known as puppy mills.But two local stores that recently got slapped with violations, hefty fines and bad publicity for alleged failure to offer required cage label signage are howling mad and fighting back.On Jan. 4, the Division of Consumer Affairs cited 17 pet stores statewide with 683 violations, with fines totaling more than $400,000. Among them was Bark Avenue Puppies, 4 West Front St., Red Bank, which was issued 50 violations, and The Pet Shoppe, 1284 Route 35, Middletown, which had 19 violations.The pet shops must comply with the law and pay a reduced civil penalty. For Bark Avenue, that is at total of $10,000, and The Pet Shoppe, $2,500. Pet shops that fail to address the notice they received, or contest the violations, face higher civil penalties. For Bark Avenue that could be as much as $25,000, and for The Pet Shoppe, $9,500.An attorney representing both pet stores says the charges are unreasonable. “None of the violations pertain in any way to the safety of the animals, the animals’ health or its well-being or care,” said Dean Schneider, attorney with Schneider Freiberger, P.C. of Red Bank and Long Branch. “The squeeze on these local pet stores, who really have nothing but a clerical violation, is just extreme and it’s unwarranted.”Gary Hager, owner of Bark Avenue Puppies, which carries toy and designer breeds in downtown Red Bank, also says he was “ticked off” by the 50 alleged violations, and called it “a money grab.” The store was cited for improper cage labeling, failure to post a “Know Your Rights” statement for consumers, and USDA reports on the cage.“There was no communication between the state, in any way, shape or form, with us to tell us ‘Hey, this is the way you need to run things, post things, and communicate things,’” said Hager, who has owned the store for just six months.The owner of The Pet Shoppe in Middletown, a store that specializes in rare and unusual breeds, vehemently denies any wrongdoing. “It was one violation – because we didn’t have the color of the dog on the card,” said Dana West, who has owned the store for 8 years. “When the new law came out for the cards, they [New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs] gave us a sample card to go by, and ‘color’ wasn’t listed on there. So we made up our cards like the sample card.” She says she explained this to a state inspector who visited The Pet Shoppe on Oct. 14.Mike Bober, president and CEO of Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Washington D.C., which supported the bill and gave input to lawmakers, said better communication is essential. “The first round of enforcement was done without consultation with the stores,” said Bober. “As is the case with new legislation, the law has yet to be interpreted. To put in plainly, this is just growing pains.”Meanwhile, the stores say they’ve been dogged by bad publicity after the announcement of the alleged violations was circulated. “It’s a shame because this thing has really cost a couple of these businesses an extraordinary amount of goodwill with the public,” said Schneider, the attorney. He said the state will consider the way it announces alleged violations, “so that it doesn’t give the appearance of 50 violations, 19 violations or 70 violations, whatever the number may be for each individual pet store.” He added, “We have to keep in mind that these violations are only alleged.”Hager says he is dismayed by the experience. “New Jersey just threw a blanket up for all of us, and said ‘You’re all the same,’” said Hager. “I’m not saying there aren’t bad people out there – bad breeders and bad brokers. But the truth of the matter is that there are good ones out there too.”last_img read more

first_imgFOX SPORTS SATURDAY TO  TELEVISE GRADE III LEWIS DECENT START IS CRUCIAL FOR GIANT EXPECTATIONS WELL-TRAVELED PAVEL BACK HOME FOR SAN PASQUAL Peter Miller631312721%51%$788,648 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat9625201326%60%$1,553,170 KEITH DESORMEAUX LOOKS FOR ‘EASY SHOT’ IN LEWISEasy Shot is an 8-1 outsider on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes, but Keith Desormeaux is hoping with better racing luck the son of Trappe Shot can outrun his odds and post an upset in the 1 1/16-mile race for three-year-olds.“He steadied a couple times (in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile in which he finished fifth by 3 ¼ lengths on Jan. 5),” the trainer noted. “We’re hoping better luck makes a difference tomorrow.“It’s about the same field (as the Sham) except for the addition of Mucho Gusto. If we can get a clean trip and finish strong, we’ll see if we have a (Kentucky) Derby horse.”The field for the Lewis, race six of 10 with 12 noon first post time: Kid Cantina, Geovanni Franco, 20-1; Magnificent McCool, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Easy Shot, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Gunmetal Gray, Mike Smith, 9-5; Mucho Gusto, Joe Talamo, 8-5; and Nolo Contesto, Joel Rosario, 5-2.SAN PASQUAL START KEY, FOR PETE’S SAKEPeter Eurton would like to have a decent start for Giant Expectations in Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, a nine furlong test for older horses that is a precursor to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 9.A six-year-old New York-bred son of Free Giant, Giant Expectations is a notoriously balky gate horse, as the trouble lines in his 14 career starts indicate: “Off slow, fractious gate, off slow, hopped, bobbled start, slow start, slow start.”“He has to break well,” Eurton said. “He’s had issues, but lately, he’s been standing good in the gate, so we’ll see what happens.”Great Expectations closed a gap in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile last Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs despite yet another tardy beginning.“It wasn’t a bad start,” Eurton said. “It’s just that the track was not like it was when we ran a month before that (third in the Ack Ack at Churchill on Sept. 29) . . . He’s trained well for this race although this is a tough spot with McKinzie and Battle of Midway, but we’ll be there.”The field for the San Pasqual, race nine: Pavel, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Dalmore, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Dabster, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Shivermetimbers, Geovanni Franco, 30-1; Giant Expectations, Joel Rosario, 12-1; Sonneteer, Rafael Bejarano, 20-1; McKinzie, Mike Smith, 4-5; and Battle of Midway, Flavien Prat, 5-2.PAVEL BACK HOME FOR SAN PASQUAL World traveler Pavel is back home for Saturday’s San Pasqual Stakes and Team O’Neill hopes the  gray son of Creative Cause owned by principal client Reddam Racing returns to form for the steppingstone to the Santa Anita Handicap on March 9.Pavel was “never a factor” finishing 10th in the Grade I Champions Cup in Japan last out on Dec. 2, but has been working well at Santa Anita for the San Pasqual.“It didn’t seem like the race in Japan took that much out him; that’s why he’s back Saturday,” said O’Neill assistant Leandro Mora. “It was just another trip for the horse, who is OK traveling, but the track was different and he couldn’t get a hold of it. It was very sandy.”With three wins from 13 starts on tracks including Saratoga, Parx, Belmont, Del Mar, Meydan, Churchill Downs and Chukyo in Japan, in addition to Santa Anita, Pavel has more than paid his way, earning $1,375,000.FOX SPORTS SATURDAY AT THE RACES RETURNS TOMORROWThe New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), FOX Sports and The Stronach Group have announced the return of FOX Sports Saturday At The Races, the live racing television program launched in 2018 to provide nationwide coverage of the best    Thoroughbred racing from marquee venues around the country.Airing on FS2 and produced by NYRA, the telecasts begin tomorrow with a two-and-a-half hour show offering live coverage of the Grade III Withers from Aqueduct, the Grade II Holy Bull from Gulfstream Park and the Grade III Robert B. Lewis from Santa Anita.“FOX Sports Saturday at the Races kicks off year one of our expanded coverage of the very best in horse racing,” said Michael Mulvihill, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Research, League Operations & Strategy. “The races we are showcasing this Spring have produced five of the last six Kentucky Derby champions, including the immortal American Pharoah. As a horseplayer, you simply can’t be prepared for the Triple Crown without seeing these races. We are very excited to present these key stops on the road to the Triple Crown.”The year 2019 will see 12 editions of FOX Sports Saturday at the Races airing on FS2 with more than 24 hours of in-depth coverage and analysis of major stakes races and key Triple Crown preps such as the Grade II Fountain of Youth, Grade II San Felipe, Grade III Gotham, and the Grade III Withers.The 2019 package of live shows builds on the 2018 schedule, when FOX Sports Saturday at the Races aired on six Saturdays providing a national audience on FS2 with 17 hours of live horse racing.Santa Anita’s Michelle Yu will be reporting on the Robert Lewis, which has a projected “off time” of 2:56 p.m. PT.GUARANTEED $2 MILLION POOL IN TODAY’S 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK 6 JACKPOT With a massive mandatory payout looming on Saturday, Santa Anita Park will again guarantee $2 million in today’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.Even though Thursday’s Rainbow Six sequence endured a total of 14 program scratches, mainly as a result of heavy rains, $199,909 in “new” money was bet, creating a total live money Rainbow Six pool of $1,699,756.There were 117 consolation tickets Thursday with six winners, each worth $910.30.  (Through 21 racing days, the average daily payout on Santa Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot has been $7,560.60).With no rain forecast today, Rainbow Six field size stands at better than eight horses per race. Friday’s Rainbow Six will begin with race four, with an approximate post time 2 p.m. PT.Although rain is predicted for Saturday’s 10-race card, all 10 races will be run on the main track, including the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, which has been carded as race six, and the San Pasqual Stakes, which goes as the ninth race.Should there be no Single Ticket winner today, track officials project Saturday’s mandatory payout Jackpot pool could reach $15 million.For additional information, including entries for both Friday and Saturday, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.FREE GENERAL ADMISSION AT SANTA ANITA FOR BIG GAME SUNDAYSanta Anita will offer fans free General Admission on Big Game Sunday, this Sunday, as the track will present a nine-race program with special early first post time at 11 a.m.Following the races, fans are encouraged to enjoy the Rams vs. Patriots in Sirona’s Sports Bar, located on the Grandstand main floor overlooking the Paddock Gardens.Fans will be treated to an impressive list of Game Day Drink Specials, including $3 Bud Light Drafts (12 oz.), $5 Golden Road Drafts (12 oz.), $8 Micheladas, $6 Margaritas and $6 Baldwin Buck Cocktails.In addition to drink specials, New England Clam Chowder and Bacon-Wrapped “LA” Hot Dogs will be served to all Patriot and Ram fans, regardless of which team they’re pulling for.For additional information on Big Game Sunday at Santa Anita, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.STRONACH 5 OFFERS $50,000 GUARANTEED POOLBettors will take a trip cross-country today when the Stronach 5 visits Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, and Golden Gate Fields offering a $50,000 guaranteed pool.The sequence kicks off at Laurel Park at 1:35 p.m. PT with 10 claimers going a mile. After two races at Gulfstream and another at Santa Anita, the national pick 5 with the industry-low 12-percent takeout will finish at Golden Gate with a starter allowance and a field of eight.Past performances for the Stronach 5:’s Stronach 5 sequence              Leg One – Laurel Race 9 – (10 entries, one mile) 4:35 ET, 1:35 PT              Leg Two -Gulfstream Race 10 – (eight entries, six furlongs) 4:41 ET, 1:41 PT              Leg Three -Santa Anita Race 4 – (nine entries, six furlongs) 5 ET, 2 PT              Leg Four – Gulfstream Race 11 – (13 entries, one mile turf) 5:12 ET, 2:12 PT              Leg Five – Golden Gate Race 5 – (8 entries, 5 ½ furlongs) 5:46 ET, 2:45 PTThe minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.For the Stronach 5, if a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the win pool favorite when wagering closes.The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.VAN DYKE LEADS SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS TO 31-27 VICTORYLed by Drayden Van Dyke, Santa Anita’s jockeys posted a 31-27 victory Thursday night in the 52nd annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game at La Salle High School in Pasadena.“Van Dyke was their superstar,” said trainer Jeff Bonde, who attended the game. “There was a terrific crowd; all the seats were filled.”Proceeds from the game benefit Holy Angels Athletics and the Bill HartackCharitable Foundation, which contributes to several Thoroughbred racing industry charities and presents the winning rider in each year’s Kentucky Derby with the Hartack Memorial Award.It is named in honor of the late Hall of Fame jockey, William Hartack, who along with Eddie Arcaro, won the Kentucky Derby a record five times.THREE-YEAR-OLD GIVES OWNER/BREEDER ‘EXTRA HOPE’ FOR DERBYExtra Hope joined the flavor of the month club for the 2019 Kentucky Derby on May 4 with an authoritative 3 ¼-length victory in Thursday’s feature race, a one mile allowance test on a sloppy track run in 1:34.74, with the last furlong achieved in 13.05 seconds.“He’s a nice three-year-old and we all have the same dreams,” said owner/breeder Samantha Siegel of the son of Shanghai Bobby ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Richard Mandella. “I’m really excited.“His dam  (Lotsandlotsofhope, by Tiznow) could really run, but got hurt and only ran once. This is her first baby.”LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTVSTRONACH 5 ALL-STAR TICKET FOR FEBRUARY 1ST, 2019BOB BAFFERT SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW GAME WINNER, THE BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE AND TWO-YEAR-OLD ECLIPSE CHAMPIONMICHAEL MCCARTHY SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW POLAR, A PROMISING THREE-YEAR-OLDBOB BAFFERT SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW IMPROBABLE, THE UNDEFEATED THREE-YEAR-OLD ON THE DERBY TRAIL COLISEUM (OUTSIDE) AND SPEED FREAK WORKING FROM THE GATEUNDEFEATED GAME WINNER WORKING 5-FURLONGSMEGAHERTZ CHAMP VASILIKA WORKING 4-FURLONGSFINISH LINES: Mike Machowsky, best known as the conditioner of 2004 Santa Anita Handicap and Sunshine Millions Classic winner Southern Image in back-to-backmillion dollar races, sends out his last two horses as a trainer this weekend after a career of three decades. Starting Feb. 15, the 54-year-old Machowsky will be the full-time California representative for national auction giant Fasig-Tipton. “It’s been a helluva run and I’ve had a great time training horses,” said Machowsky, whose last two runners are Ministersdon’tlie in Saturday’s seventh race and Proud Emma in Sunday’s fourth race . . . With more rain in the forecast, Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer breezed their Triple Crown prospects Friday morning, Improbable going five furlongs for Baffert in a bullet 58.40 and Instagrand the same distance for Hollendorfer in 59 flat. “Improbable looked very good,” said Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson, who had a six furlong gallop out time of 1:11.80 . . . Jonathan Kinchen, 2015 NHC Tour Champion, is Tom Quigley‘s handicapping guest 10:50 a.m. Saturday. There is no seminar Super Bowl Sunday. Richard Baltas6210141116%56%$722,337 EXTRA HOPE VAULTS INTO KENTUCKY DERBY PICTURE TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won VAN DYKE SPARKS SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS TO VICTORY (Current Through Thursday, Jan. 31) GUARANTEED $2 MILLION POOL IN THE RAINBOW PICK 6 center_img Mike Smith37137735%73%$841,350 Doug  O’Neill771415818%48%$589,953 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Heriberto Figueroa991791517%41%$585,707 Jerry Hollendorfer50106620%44%$575,191 STRONACH FIVE OFFERS GUARANTEED POOL OF $50,000 TRAINER EYES BETTER TRIP FOR EASY SHOT IN LEWIS Tiago Pereira71139718%41%$483,354 Joel Rosario10420171719%52%$1,173,600 Geovanni Franco921391114%36%$626,856 FREE GENERAL ADMISSION SUNDAY WITH 11 A.M. STARTlast_img read more

first_imgPortugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gestures to the fans at the end of the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Spanish media reports that Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($21.8 milllion) in exchange for a prison sentence that would most likely be suspended.Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported Friday that Ronaldo is ready to admit to four counts of tax fraud that would carry a prison sentence of two years. Prison sentences not over two years in Spain are often suspended for first-time offenders.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In 2016, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi received a suspended 21-month jail sentence after being found guilty of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros (then $4.6 million). /mufSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The deal has yet to be ratified by Spain’s Tax Office, according to different Spanish media including Europa Press news agency.Neither Spain’s Tax Office, its Ministry of Justice nor people close to Ronaldo would confirm the existence of a deal when called by The Associated Press.Reports of the deal came hours before Ronaldo scored three goals to give Portugal a 3-3 draw with Spain in their opening match of the World Cup in Russia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOne year ago, a Spanish state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). The prosecutor accused Ronaldo of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights. The accusation does not involve his salary from Real Madrid.Ronaldo denied any wrongdoing when questioned by a judge last July. 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Bring them on Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

first_imgThe Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating the discovery of human remains.The remains were found in a wooded area at the end of Range Road 61, south of Bear Creek Park at the City’s south side.  Police started their investigation at approximately 11:20pm on Sunday June 21st.  An autopsy of the remains will be conducted at a date and time to be determined later.Police are currently utilizing local detachment resources including Forensic Identification Section, General Investigation Section, Police Dog Service and members from Peace River Major Crimes.  The RCMP are considering other current and open investigations to determine any connection with last night’s discovery. – Advertisement -The public is encouraged to contact the local detachment at 780-830-5700 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS with any information.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000‘No problems with Mourinho’: Paul Pogba with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFPARIS, France, Apr 22 – Paul Pogba insisted Sunday that he has no problems with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite a difficult season which has seen the French star dropped on several occasions.Pogba, who has even been linked with a summer move away from Old Trafford, said that he always accepts Mourinho’s decisions and that the best response he can make to being snubbed is to improve on the pitch. “I have no problem with Mourinho,” Pogba told Canal+ on Sunday.“I also believe that he has no problem with me. He is the coach, he makes the decisions. Me, I am a player, I accept it and I have to respond on the pitch, that’s all.”Midfield star Pogba revealed that Mourinho never explains why he is getting dropped or substituted in a match.“No, it all depends on the coach. There are some who like to talk to the players. Mourinho, when he makes a choice, you have to accept it.”Pogba has been in and out of the United team as Mourinho sought to chase down rivals Manchester City, who ran away with the Premier League title.Eyebrows were raised when he started both legs of the Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla on the bench, and could not prevent United from being eliminated when he did come on.He was then widely criticised for a lacklustre display in a 1-0 home loss to West Bromwich Albion which handed the title to City — the latest in a long line of disappointing efforts from the former Juventus star since his move to United two years ago.There was even talk that Mourinho has told United to put Pogba up for sale, just days after City manager Pep Guardiola said he had been offered the chance to sign the midfielder by his agent in January.But Pogba said he understood Mourinho’s decision to tinker with his line-up.“There is a system. Sometimes, if you have to defend, you must defend. Mourinho has made me captain, he gave me the keys, the responsibilities at a great club like Manchester United,” added Pogba.“For the time being, I am at Manchester United and I am only thinking about the present. We are in the FA Cup final, I have a World Cup to come.“Transfers, all that sort of thing, are not on my mind.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC midfielder Kevin Thairu (right) is joined by teammate Faina Jacobs in celebrating his goal against Tusker FC during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 20- Goals in either half from Kevin Thairu and substitute Cornelius Juma saw a resurgent Nakumatt FC beat Tusker FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Machakos to record their third win of the season and move off the bottom of the Kenyan Premier League standings.Brian Osumba had equalized for the brewers but Juma stepped off the bench to score the winner on the hour mark as Robert Matano picked his second consecutive loss as Tusker head coach. The brewers suffered a 2-1 home loss to Kariobangi Sharks last weekend and were looking to get back to winning ways and move into the top half of the table, but a spirited Nakumatt side was relentless fighting to the last drop of sweat.It was a fast paced start to the game, each of the two sides eager to break the deadlock earliest possible. It was Tusker who had the first real opportunity of the game with Timothy Otieno’s shot from the near post being blocked by Lucas Indeche.Minutes later, Ssempala had a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock when the ball was cut back to him from the right, but his final effort at curling the ball into the top right corner was futile as the ball went over.Those two missed chances came to haunt them on the quarter hour mark when Nakumatt opened the scoring through Kevin Thairu.The midfielder blasted the ball into David Okello’s right hand side after being set up by Moses Odhiambo following a sweeping counter attacking move from Nakumatt.The goal injected some confidence into the Nakumatt side and they began to play with more fluidity and were more threatening.Nakumatt FC midfielder Kevin Thairu goes past Tusker FC’s Apollo Otieno during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTusker had a chance to crawl back into the game in the 26th minute when Osumba chested down the ball for Timothy Otieno from a Boniface Muchiri cross, but under pressure, the forward blasted the ball over.In the 26th minute, Nakumatt had a glorious opportunity to go two up from a Tusker mistake, but they failed. Marlon Tangauzi controlled the ball inside the box unaware of Boniface Mukhekhe behind him with the Nakumatt stealing the ball in a dangerous area.However, he failed to punish the mistake shooting wide with only Okello to beat.They were made to pay for that missed chance two minutes later when Osumba restored parity with a low shot inside the box after being picked out by a Muchiri pass across the park.Nakumatt FC skipper John Njoroge vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Mathew Tayo Odongo during their Kenyan Premier League clash in Machakos on May 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Tusker boss Robert Matano began with changes, pulling out Mathew Tayo Odongo for Edwin Lavatsa, a change that meant he played with two strikers upfront, Lavatsa joining Otieno up the field.Tusker should have gone ahead just two minutes after the restart from a counter attack.Apollo Otieno was released by Muchiri at the edge of the box but the young midfielder took a pale shot that was an easy collection for Indeche.That missed opportunity proved costly as on the hour mark, Nakumatt went ahead with a text-book counter attacking move.Timonah Wanyonyi released Mukhekhe away on the right, the winger making a one time cross into the area that was slammed home by Cornelius Juma.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Morgan Sanson [right] 1 AC Milan are ready to battle Newcastle United and West Ham United for the signature of Morgan Sanson.The 20-year-old has been impressing for Montpellier this season in Ligue 1 and has been tipped as a future star of French football.Both Newcastle and West Ham have previously been linked with moves for the tough-tackling midfielder, while Arsenal are also said to be monitoring the situation.However, according to La Corriere dello Sport, Premier League clubs could miss out on Sanson to Serie A side AC Milan.The Italian club have reportedly been scouting the France under-21 international for the past two matches and have been impressed by what they have seen.Montpellier are determined to hold onto Sanson and have slapped a £7m price tag on his head.last_img read more

first_imgWEST COVINA – Mayor Mike Touhey accused Councilman Roger Hernandez’s campaign manager of voter fraud Friday for registering to vote out of Hernandez’s West Covina home while living in Los Angeles. The campaign manager, Paz Oliverez, acknowledged Friday changing her voter registration to West Covina from her actual home address in Hollywood. “I thought you could vote anywhere, because when I went to college I voted there, even though I was still living at my parents’ house,” she said. “It was a mistake on my part. If it is that big an issue, I won’t vote. I did not vote absentee yet out of West Covina.” Oliverez called Touhey’s accusation “just one more dirty trick” to try to damage Hernandez’s reputation before Tuesday’s election. West Covina police forwarded their complaints to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for independent investigation. West Covina Police Chief Frank Wills has described as preposterous Hernandez’s claim of a police role in a political conspiracy orchestrated by the mayor. According to the L.A. County Registrar’s office, Oliverez listed Hernandez’s address on her most recent voter registration form. Registering at a location other than one’s place of residence is illegal under federal election laws, said Marcia Ventura, a spokeswoman for the registrar’s office. “What is listed in a voter registration form is done so under penalty of perjury,” said Ventura. “If someone brought this to our attention, we would refer it to the DA’s Voter Integrity Unit.” The penalty for perjury in California is up to four years in state prison, according to the state penal code. Touhey said he requested the voter registration status after reading in Oliverez’s formal complaint to the West Covina police that she was “home alone” at Hernandez’s condominium before police arrived to investigate last week’s complaint. “But she gave the police her Leland Way address” in the police report, Touhey said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He is fishing for anything,” Oliverez said. Oliverez, who is listed on Hernandez’s campaign disclosure forms as a consultant, gave police her Leland Avenue address in Los Angeles when officers responded Oct. 26 to a neighbor’s call of possible domestic violence at the councilman’s Kauai Street condominium. Hernandez was hostile and threatening to officers responding to the nonemergency call, police said. One officer reached for his Taser when the councilman attempted to close a garage door on the officer, according to the police report. Hernandez and Oliverez have denied any argument occurred in the residence. They have filed complaints with West Covina police, claiming the officers’ actions were politically motivated and driven by Touhey. last_img read more

first_imgGlenree are crowned championsAn extreme cold and wet Saturday morning did not deter this young and enthusiastic squad of Glenree utd girls of setting their sights and becoming u12 blitz champions of Donegal.Seven teams in total arrived at the Ballyare football grounds on the day, in high spirits, to compete for this coveted prize.While all these young teams are talented in their own right, with some excellent passages of football played on the day it was Glenree who clearly had the edge with  victories over Swilly Diamonds, Swilly Rovers, Lagan Harps, Raphoe Utd, Finn Valley and Kilmacrennan, scoring a massive 26 goals in total on the day. Saturday’s success was a great result for all these young Glenree girls and management alike. Congratulations to each player for all their hard work and effort.The team now turn their attention to preparing for the Ulster championship on Saturday 21st September at Maginn park, Buncrana.Glenree Utd will be joined on the day by Swilly Rovers and Kilmacrenan teams who finished in 2nd and 3rd places at the Donegals. Good luck to all teams traveling.Thanks to all the families who continually give support to the players and club. A special word of thanks to our very dedicated coach Cathal for his continued training, help and support for this team.Thanks also to Michelle for all her hard work at all our matches and events.GLENREE GIRLS UNDER 12s CROWNED DONEGAL CHAMPIONS was last modified: September 8th, 2013 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:glenreeUnder 12s championslast_img read more