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Luka Jovic, locked up in Serbia

first_imgOutrage against JovicRemember, Jovic was yesterday criminally denounced by the Serbian Prosecutor’s Office, the local agency reported Tanjug, after having skipped the mandatory quarantine to which the authorities had forced him. If convicted, he faces a hefty fine and even prison terms ranging from 1 to 12 years in prison. Luka Jovic is trapped in Serbia and without the option of returning to Spain for a time still undetermined. This morning the local government led by Aleksandar Vucic has decreed the closure of borders. As occurs in many countries around the European Union, only returnees can enter the country. The measure, sources report Air Serbia consulted by ACE, it has been taken without there being any date to return to normal. The period that the striker of Real Madrid You will have to remain in your country, therefore, it is unknown.It was already even before his secret journey to Belgrade with (alleged) permission from Real Madrid. Last Wednesday the European Union also closed its borders. Serbia does not belong to the community space, so for all intents and purposes it is a third country whose citizens, since then, since Wednesday, cannot enter the territory of the EU. Only exceptional flightsThe closure of Serbia it is absolute. Not by land, not by air. Commercial flights have been canceled and only airplanes with merchandise, authorities or medical personnel are allowed to move. The last regular flight that landed this morning at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport landed at 5:20 and was from New York.Shortly thereafter, an A330 left for Shanghai to acquire supplies of medical supplies. A plane will also depart for Amsterdam, which, after passing through Paris, will repatriate Serbian citizens trapped in these airports. These two flights, both from Air Serbia, are the only ones that have permission to fly today. Even private jets, like the one Jovic used, are not allowed to leave or enter the country. center_img The Real Madrid footballer arrived in Belgrade last Friday after the club (according to the version of the player and Madrid) had given him permission. The reason: to take care of his son David, barely a year old, in Belgrade, yes, complying with the restrictive quarantine to which the local authorities forced him. Since last Monday, every citizen who entered Serbia from Italy, Spain or France has been obliged to stay at home, in quarantine, for a period of 14 days. Jovic bypassed the ban.The battering ram, according to sources from the Prosecutor’s Office, was seen by the Vracar neighborhood, in the heart of Belgrade, where he has his apartment. Despite the fact that the footballer excused himself saying that he was not well informed of the restrictions, the truth is that nobody in Serbia believes him. The entire country was aware of these harsh measures for returnees. Jovic himself, his family or his advisory team should have said something to him.Hence the deep outrage against the footballer. Public opinion in the Balkan country believes that the player put at risk the health of its citizens being able to help spread the Covid-19 coronavirus despite the fact that, always according to the footballer’s version, two tests were performed and both were negative.Threat of arrestA discomfort that they expressed, without expressly citing the player, but knowing clearly that he was referring to him, the highest institutions in the country. The last to speak, but the one who used the most force in his criticism, was the president. Aleksandar Vucic, who at a press conference threatened with the arrest of Jovic himself and other elite players who have returned to Serbia and who have not evaded government orders.“One is in a hotel (he refers to Ninkolic, from Series B Ascoli) and the other is in his apartment (in Jovic’s case). If either of you leaves these premises, you will be arrested. I think they both regret what they’ve done, but I’ll make it clear that Our people’s lives are much more important than their millions. Despite everything, we are not going to crucify anyone, “said the Vucic.Sources consulted by ACE They confirm that Nemanja Radonjic, winger of Olympique de Marseille, is another of the elite athletes who has returned to Serbia and has skipped the quarantine obligation. Yesterday the Interior Minister confirmed first thing on television Prva that there were criminal complaints against 80 people, including known “athletes and millionaires”.last_img read more

Not 21.33 for Taylor

first_imgChristopher Taylor is very fast. However, it turns out that he didn’t run as fast as was first reported at the Tyser-Mills development meet at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education on December 12.Taylor, the World Youth 400-metre champion was credited with a 200-metre time of 21.33 seconds. However, official meet results now indicate that his actual time was 22.33 seconds.The extra-fast time was widely reported and seemed believable since Taylor, a 16-year-old Calabar High school student athlete, has twice run the 200 metres in under 21 seconds this year. However, that time has been set aside. When contacted, officials involved in recording the Tyser-Mills results said that the extra fast time didn’t come from them.Times at the meet were captured by handheld stop watches. While that method can be accurate, the commonly accepted difference between automatic times and hand times is 0.24 seconds for races up to 200 metres and 0.14 for longer races. In addition, as is common in Jamaica, the times at Tyser-Mills had the appearance of automatic times because they were rendered to two places of decimal. Had international track convention been observed, Taylor’s corrected time of 22.33 seconds would have been rounded up to 22.4.The second fastest Class Two 200-metre time at the Tyser-Mills meet was recorded by Taylor’s Calabar teammate Tyreke Wilson at 22.59 seconds. Taylor and Wilson, the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships Class Three record holder, competed in separate heats.last_img read more

BanKo Perlas spikers carve their own niche outside the lines

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I mean I’ve been here long enough and sometimes you’ll hit that bump but I’m so near to my goal that I know stopping isn’t an option,” said Ahomiro who was named the Finals MVP for Season 77.Setter Jem Ferrer, on the other hand, spends much of her time building a budding sneaker collection while Amanda Villanueva hopes to inspire people to approach a healthier lifestyle.Ferrer said what started out as shopping trips with her boyfriend has turned into a serious hobby while Villanueva has turned her personal time off into a way to further build her body.“I want to have a healthy lifestyle so I do it every day and I remind myself every time I don’t want to do it anymore: The more you don’t want to run is when you should run,” said Villanueva.While Ferrer’s growing collection could someday allow her to make her mark in a typically male-dominated sporting subculture, Villanueva’s health activities have allowed her to moonlight as a model and fitness poster girl of sorts.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Outside hitter Nicole Tiamzon, middle blocker Amy Ahomiro and setter Jamenea Ferrer have powered the BPI Globe BanKo Perlas Spikers to an undefeated start so far. —ALEXIS CORPUZBanKo Perlas may be unbeaten in the current Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, but that doesn’t mean its standouts don’t have time to do things beyond the court.For Nicole Tiamzon, life outside volleyball takes a more serious turn because she finds satisfaction in taking care of her advocacy: helping kids via her Spike and Serve camp.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “This is my baby, this is my nonprofit organization and I started it right after I graduated,” said Tiamzon, BanKo Perlas. “It’s giving back and investing in the grassroots.”Tiamzon’s service to the community earned her a spot in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Youth and Sport Task Force.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 ChrissAnd the former UP standout is just one of Perlas Spikers who look for ways to carve their niche outside the game.Amy Ahomiro, for one, is busy pursuing her master’s degree in Ateneo. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Winslow agrees to $39 million, 3-year extensionlast_img read more

Lorry driver freed of causing death charge

first_imgPedestrian’s deathGeorgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty on Friday dismissed a charge of causing death by dangerous driving which was instituted against Lennox Williams, who allegedly struck down and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian.The dismissal of the charge came after a lengthy trial concluded and insufficient evidence was found for Williams to be convicted.In November 2017, Williams made his first court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read a charge to him, stating that on August 10, 2017, he drove motor lorry GMM 6594 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Chitraykha Sankar.Williams of Golden Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara was however, granted $700,000 bail after his then attorney Savannah Brummel made a successful application for bail.According to reports, the motor vehicle driven by Williams was proceeding north along the Houston Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) when he allegedly struck the victim, who was in the process of crossing the highway from the western side. Sankar was reportedly pitched into the air as a result of the impact and landed a short distance away.The elderly woman later succumbed to injuries sustained to the head and other parts of the body after being rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.The now free man was seen exiting the courtroom in smiles after Magistrate McGusty dismissed the charge.last_img read more

Attempted murder accused granted $500,000 bail

first_imgA Lindener, who is embroiled in a chopping incident, was on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of $500,000 when he appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Lespoir of 119 Wisroc Housing Scheme was attempting to murder Marvin Somersoll on Thursday September 12 at Canvas City, Wismar, Linden.The accused, who was represented by Attorney Yondessa Welcome-Mercurius, was not required to plead to the indictable charge.In her application for bail, the attorney stated that her client was imprisoned for three months for simple larceny while he was also fined for a threatening language charge.She said following these incidents, her client did not have any further brushes with the law. The attorney further claimed that her client was not guilty of the charge, rather it was the Virtual Complainant who attacked him.Prosecutor Vernetté Pindar told the court that the VC is still hospitalised and under Police guard since he was sentenced to two weeks’ imprisonment for another matter. She noted that while his condition is listed as stable, the wounds he sustained require regular dressing.While the Prosecutor did not object to bail being granted, she requested that the accused report to the Wismar Police Station’s Criminal Investigations Department every Friday at 09:00h until the completion of the matter.The accused is scheduled to return to court on October 7, 2019, for report and file completion.last_img read more

Malik (43) goes on a mission for La Canada

first_imgWith the season on the brink, the Spartans called on their one-man calvary – Adam Malik. Malik electrified the crowd by scoring 25 of his career-high 43 points in the second half to lead the Spartans to a 65-58 win in the Southern California Division III semifinals at La Canada. The win sent La Canada (30-3) into next Saturday’s Southern California championship game at Pauley Pavilion against Artesia, an 84-44 winner over Twentynine Palms. La Canada’s 6-foot-7 senior phenom hit three 3-pointers to spark a string of 13 unanswered points that gave the Spartans a 50-45 lead early in the fourth quarter. “Adam’s an amazing player and he lives for these moments,” said Spartans guard Darren Ho, who had a critical 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. “He’s a leader and he stepped up when we needed him and buried 3 after 3 after 3.” La Canada coach Tom Hofman was ejected midway through the second quarter after receiving his second technical foul. If that wasn’t enough, the Spartans trailed 40-29 at halftime, much to the dismay of a disgruntled, overflow crowd. James Hancock scored seven consecutive points to give the Buccaneers a 54-53 lead with 4:22 to play in regulation. But Malik scored the game’s next nine points and his team’s final 13 to put the game away. “My confidence just goes so high because I don’t want to lose, and I’m going to do everything it takes not to lose,” Malik said. Back-to-back baskets by Hancock, followed by Hofman’s first technical foul that resulted in a four-point play, gave Mission Bay (24-6), the San Diego Section Division III champion, a 12-3 lead midway through the first quarter. The Spartans fought back and tied the game 23-23 on Jackson Ridd’s 3-pointer with 7:18 to go in the second quarter. The Spartans temporarily unraveled from there. Hoffman was ejected with his second technical foul with 4:04 remaining before halftime with his team trailing, 30-27. “Getting kicked out of the game for saying `boo’ … crazy,” Hofman said. Mission Bay outscored La Canada 10-2 the remainder of the first half to take a 40-29 halftime advantage. “Once our coach got kicked out, we were just hoping the half would end right away so we could get back to the locker room and talk things over,” Malik said. “We didn’t want to lose on our home court.” La Canada scored the first eight points of the second half behind back-to-back 3-pointers by Christian Nitu to cut Mission Bay’s lead to 40-37. Nitu finished with 10 points. “The thing that’s amazing about this team is their perseverance,” Hofman said. Hancock led Mission Bay with 22 points, and Isaac Parham scored 20. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img • Photo Gallery: 3/10: La Canada vs. San Diego Mission Bay LA CANADA – To say La Canada High School’s boys basketball team had to fight adversity in its CIF-State basketball game against visiting San Diego Mission Bay on Saturday would be an understatement. last_img

Artist’s creativity runs wild

first_imgLANCASTER – Artist Donna Weil said a combination of fear and fascination provided the inspiration for one of her favorite works. “Coyote Run,” a wildly colorful oil painting, depicts myriad emotions she associates with the intriguing predator. It is among a dozen or so of her works that will be displayed beginning this week in a wildlife-themed exhibit at Lancaster’s Cedar Gallery, 44857 Cedar St. The exhibit opens on Friday, and will conclude on May 6. An opening reception will be held at the gallery from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will also feature the work of Mary Ann Brooks. Weil said coyote sightings are common where she lives in Three Points, a small town in the Angeles National Forest near Lake Hughes. The menacing predator’s presence is of particular concern to Weil because she keeps animals at her home. In addition to pet cats and dogs, she also has several farm animals including llamas and goats. “I love the animal even though I fear it for my animals,” Weil said at an official exhibit hanging on Tuesday. “They’re so thin, stealth and stalking. You always have to be on the lookout.” It’s hard not to notice the coyote’s striking stare on the gallery wall. “Coyote Run” is painted using a gavel knife, creating a three-dimensional texture to go along with vivid colors that seem to explode off the canvas. “Coyote Run” is painted in red, orange, lime green and purple against a turquoise/midnight-blue background. “I love emotions,” Weil said of the coyote depicted in her work. “You can look at it and wonder … What is he thinking? What is he going after? “Is he afraid, or is he about to attack?” A self-described “Western Impressionist,” Weil said most of her work depicts wildlife and American Indian themes. She is a direct descendant of Buffalo Bill Runcorn, who helped settle the Badlands of North Dakota. In “Night Singer,” which will also be displayed at the exhibit, a howling wolf is painted in bold yellow, red and purple strokes. Her work comes in start contrast to Brooks’ intensely realistic depiction of African wildlife. Among Brooks’ most noteworthy works displayed is “The Leopard.” “It just makes me happy to use a lot of color,” Weil said. “I’ve been very lucky to have this technique.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want 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

Local Memorial Day events

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Below is a list of local Memorial Day events Whittier: Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Road, hosts its 87th annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Guests should enter through Gate One, follow signs to the event. For more information, call (562) 699-0921. Pico Rivera: Pico Rivera Veterans Council hosts a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at the city’s Veterans Monument at Rosemead Boulevard and Mines Avenue, on the grounds of the Pico Rivera Library. U.S. Marine Cpl. William Isac Salazar, a former Pico Rivera resident killed in Iraq on Oct. 15, 2004, will be honored. Salazar’s mother, Gloria Salazar, will be the keynote speaker. Rep. Grace Napolitano also will address guests. A reception will follow at American Legion Post 411, 7642 Serapis Ave. For more information, call (562) 942-1057. Montebello: The city’s Memorial Day observance begins at 11 a.m. at the Montebello Senior Center, 236 S. Taylor Ave. For more information, call (323) 887-4575. La Mirada: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148 holds a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. at Olive Lawn Memorial Park, 13926 La Mirada Blvd. For more information, call (562) 943-1718. Norwalk: The city, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars host a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. at Freedom Square, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. The Norwalk All-City Band will perform. Seating is limited; residents should bring their own chairs. For more information, call (562) 929-5735. Santa Fe Springs: The City Council will honor local veterans at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, 11710 E. Telegraph Road. For more information, call (562) 868-0511.last_img read more

Fort St. John fares well in recent housing affordability indicator

first_imgThese costs include mortgage, municipal taxes, fees and utilities.There seems to be a stark contrast in the price of a home in Fort St. John and its affordability. According to recent statistics, Fort St. John was found to have the highest average price for a house in northern B.C. That said it’s also one of the most affordable. This is because, according to the board, the median income also remains high in Fort St. John at an average of $93,000 per year.In Fort St. John, the board is estimating 30.5 per cent of an individual’s income is required to own a single family home.- Advertisement -Other northern communities attached with Fort St. John that have seen a significant increase in the average price of a house include Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat.This edition of the board’s affordability indicator is based on a refreshed data set that corrects for errors developed over a long period of time, said to better reflect affordability across northern B.C. than previous editions, according to the board.last_img read more

Man United transfer blow! Vidal is NOT FOR SALE, say Juventus

first_img1 Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal Bad news Manchester United fans, as Juventus have stated they have no intension of selling top target Arturo Vidal this summer.The 27-year-old playmaker, who has three years left in his contract with the Italian champions, has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford having impressed during the World Cup.New Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the new Premier League season, following a dismal campaign under axed boss David Moyes that saw the club miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years.But Juve have insisted Chile star Vidal, who is thought to be happy at the Italian side, will only move this summer if he expresses a wish to leave.“Vidal is a Juventus player and we have never put him up for sale,” Juventus club administrator Giuseppe Marotta told a press conference on Wednesday.“A lot of clubs have asked for him but we have never sat down to negotiate.“We want to keep him.”Marotta added: “From experience, I know that a player is the one that decides his future.“Vidal has expressed many times how happy he is to remain in Turin and if that is confirmed, we will be happy to continue together.”last_img read more