“We’re delighted to announce Mikel Arteta is joining the club as our head coach on Sunday,” read an Arsenal statement.“Mikel, a former club captain, played for us for five seasons from 2011 to 2016 and has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta has been appointed head coach of English Premier League side Arsenal meaning a return to the club he played more than 100 games for.The 37-year-old Spaniard, who played for the Gunners from 2011-2016, signed a three-and-a-half year contract and ends a three-year stay as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.He replaces compatriot Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Regional Planning Council Thurston Regional Planning Council is updating the What Moves You Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP considers what our community’s transportation needs may be over the next 25 years and how to prepare to meet them.Please take a short survey – just 13 questions in 5 minutes – and tell us your views on passenger ferries, autonomous vehicles, hover boards, and toll lanes. How important are these to you? And what kind of impact will they have on how you travel in the next 25 years? Do you think drone deliveries will positively or negatively impact you? How important is maintaining our existing infrastructure, improving intersections, and adding bicycle and pedestrian facilities? Every member of your family can take this easy, online survey – a great way to engage your kids about the world they want to live in. TRPC’s website has interesting information about the Plan and factoids about what we might face between now and 2045 with a growing population, new technologies, and changes to our environment. Visit www.trpc.org/rtp to learn more about the Plan and to take the survey.you’d like this survey translated into a language other than English, please let us know.
Madrid. One of the first meetings held by the president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), Irene Lozano, it was with another woman, Stephen Peace, director of the National Intelligence Center (CNI). The appointment has now transpired in the world of high federal politics, some of whose members are intrigued by the content and scope of that appointment, of which the CSD has not released pledge nor the CNI either. It seems that the thing is not going to more. It was simply a meeting between the two ladies in which Lozano, yes, was surprised by the high volatility of the information in the bowels of the CSD, a sensitive material that the Council prefers to administer in its own way, which its many interlocutors sometimes do not like very much, nor little.Istanbul. The advance of the pandemic throughout Europe has forced the UEFA to rethink European competitions. Thursday is expected to become official on Saturday August 29 as a new date for the final of the Champions. But it will always be that the governments of each country authorize a replay, which is not clear that this could be possible, not even behind closed doors, before September. UEFA will also keep the venue already planned for the next Champions League final, the city of Istanbul, but it will also depend on the advance of the virus in Turkey. Rome. Already known the protocol that will be followed in Spain for the return of players to training. The WHO recommends that a series of conditions be met, which will be those followed in the A series. In Italy It will be necessary to start with separate training and immunity tests and coronavirus tests will not suffice. Players who tested positive or had symptoms of being infected should undergo an echocardiogramfollowed by spirometry breathing tests, a full range of blood tests, and a lung x-ray showing that they have overcome the disease.Tokyo. The Japanese authorities plan to use the Olympic city of Tokyo It was to house the JJ OO athletes this summer to turn it into medicalized hotels and a residence for the most vulnerable and the homeless. The complex has capacity for eleven thousand people.
Despite rainy conditions, competition at the Gibson McCook Relays produced nine season-leading high school performances on Saturday at the National Stadium.Six came from the boys and three from the girls. With the rain forcing sprinters to run cautiously, the pick of the performance came in the 4×800 metres.Kingston College (KC) lowered their own 2016 best times in the Class Three and Class Four 4×100 metres, with times of 43.40 and 45.17 seconds, respectively.In Class One, Jamaica College (JC) moved forward to 40.01 seconds. In warm weather, the 40-second barrier might well have been breached.There were wholesale changes in the 4×200 metres. With Jhevaughn Matherson cruising home, KC smacked 1.49 seconds off the previous season-leading Class One time to win in one minute 26.03 seconds.A similar change was made in Class Two, where St Jago High won in one minute 28.59 seconds.Wolmer’s Boys’ and Kingston College (KC) won in Class Three and Class Four in 1.32.59 and 1.37.88, respectively. The Gibson McCook Relays is the only meet to stage the 4x200m relays in these lower class categories.With Ashley Williams cruising, Holmwood matched the boys with a year-leading one minute 36.49-second run in the girls 4×200 Open. Williams also anchored Holmwood to victory in the 4x400m over St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), but the Santa Cruz school had run three minutes 36.91 seconds in the heats to establish the best time of the high school season.STETHS and Edwin Allen High produced notable 4x800m times. STETHS won an exciting boys’ race in 7.35.08, while Edwin Allen became the first girls’ team to break nine minutes this year, clocking 8.57.19.- H.L.
After Olympics, South Korea mulls reviving bulldozed forest LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Saulong’s loss saw his three-fight win streak get snapped and his last loss was against Lwandile Sityatha of South America for the WBO International bantamweight belt in December 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The 28-year-old Saulong saw his record dip to 21-3-1 with eight knockouts, while the lefty Isawa, also 28, improved to 25-2, 16 knockouts.This was Iwasa’s first defense of his belt after he beat countryman Yukinori Oguni in September of 2017 for the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThough he agreed on the outcome, head trainer Joven Jimenez said he feels that the scores were not a true reflection of how the 12-round bout went.“He (Saulong) had a good showing,” said Jimenez, also the chief trainer of International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, through Viber. View comments Ernesto Saulong gave it his best shot but fell short on his bid to dethrone Japanese Ryosuke Iwasa Thursday night at Ryogoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo.The judges, however, saw the heavily favored Iwasa the clear winner by scores of 120-108, 119-109, 118-110, in their battle for the ternational Boxing Federation junior featherweight crown.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
The Huskies staff is well aware that against teams like Grande Prairie you have to bring your A game and limit mistakes, a sentiment echoed by Assistant Coach Todd Alexander.“I think if we just play our game that we set out before each and every game we’ll be fine there,” he explains. “We just have to tighten up on the little things, the little things is what costs you when you play against good teams like Grande Prairie.Head Coach Gary Alexander says that there are a number of things going for Grande Prairie that make them a particularly strong team this season, and anticipates a good match up.- Advertisement -“We expect them to be a pretty tough team of course; they’re the defending champions,” he says. They’re hosting the provincials so they want to have a pretty strong squad. They’ve got several returning players as well as us and some new guys, and they’re putting the puck in the net like we are. We’re pretty confident that we can play with any team in the league and if we got our systems working properly against theirs I think we can give them a pretty good hockey game.Travis McLean returns to the goal tonight after Daimon Derouin got the win last night in Sexsmith. In two starts, McLean is 2-0 with a save percentage of 91.7, and a goals against average of 2.50.After tonight’s contest, the Huskies will be able to rest up until Friday when they face the Sexsmith Vipers in Sexsmith once again. You can hear the game live on Moose FM with the pregame show at 6:45, and the opening faceoff shortly thereafter at 7 p.m.Advertisement
If this high school coaching thing doesn’t work out, at least Valley Christian boy’s basketball coach Bryan Branderhorst can always fall back on becoming a salesmen because whatever he’s selling these days, the Crusaders are sure buying. Valley Christian went 6-20 last season but this year, Branderhorst stepped in as coach and turned the Crusaders completely around. They went 20-6 in the regular-season, finishing in second place in the Alpha League and in the playoffs, they’ve been even better. In the CIF Southern Section Division IV-A first round on Wednesday, they beat Milken Community 56-50 and on Friday, they defeated Pasadena Poly 59-52 to advance into the quarterfinals. What he was still surprised at though was that no Division I college has offered him a scholarship yet. St. Anthony has won 24 games this season and is in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division IV-A playoffs despite the fact it doesn’t have a player taller than 6-foot-3. So how have the Saints done it without a real presence in the paint? Last week, St. Anthony coach Glenn Marx said the answer is simple. “We’ve grown together,” Marx said. “In my two years here and this is a fact, we haven’t had one player transfer in. Last season, we won 16 games and we took that same group and worked with them.” – Ben Villa Wrestling As a sophomore, Millikan 189-pounder Travis Clock went just 2-2 at the CIF Individual Championships, placing among the top 12. What a difference a year can make. Clock breezed through the competition at last weekend’s Central Division meet and claimed the CIF title. “It feels awesome,” the junior said just moments following his 8-1 victory over James Encinas of Canyon Springs. “We’re excited for Travis,” said Millikan coach Marshall Thompson, who will also take Paul Martinez (119), Devin Peterson (130) and Sean Duggan (285) to Masters. “He’s worked very hard.” Lakewood had eight wrestlers place among the top 6 Saturday and qualified five athletes for the Masters Meet – Uriah Islas (125), David Bonthuis (130), Markus Summa (135), Jake Warkentin (171) and Dallas Beaird (189). Lancer coach Andy Miramontes estimates the eight placers were the most he’s had in nine years at Lakewood. – David Felton Girls basketball Jerronisha Green of Wilson High is expected to be out for at least three weeks after sustaining what appears to be a season-ending leg injury in the latter minutes of the Bruins’ first-round playoff game against J Serra on Saturday. With about 2:50 remaining, the sophomore forward was fouled while on a layup and came down awkward. Freshman center-forward Tiffany Bailey came in to convert her free throws, and Wilson escaped with a 69-65 victory to play Ventura in the second round. Wilson coach Byron Ferguson was voted Moore League coach of the year while his guard Tenaya Watson and Jasmine Dixon of Poly earned co-Moore League honors. Raynal Johnson, the starting point guard for Gahr will not be available for the Gladiators in their second-round matchup against Brea Olinda , the junior will sit because she wasn’t academically cleared to play – Earl Williams Track and field With the outdoor season yet to begin, the Poly and Wilson girls left their mark on the indoor circuit this weekend. At the Simplot Games at Idaho State University, Poly sophomore Turquoise Thompson won the 400 in a career-best 53.78 to move into third on the all-time state list and 10th on the all-time performer list. The Wilson 4 x 200 relay of seniors Ebony Collins, Shelise Williams and Dominique Lauderdale and junior Angele Cooper was victorious in 1:39.42. Poly’s 4 x 800 relay of seniors Leah Richmond and Vania Santos and freshmen Tia Leake and Jazmine Rhodes placed second in 9:41.69. – Kirby Lee 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Valley Christian plays at La Salle (22-5) with a trip to the semifinals on the line. “Last year is last year and we’ve buried it,” Branderhorst said. “That’s the past and we believe in moving forward and this year, we have. I’m proud of what we’ve done but our journey isn’t over yet. “We still want to win a few more games.” Last Friday in their game against Lakewood, Mayfair coach Brian VanderWal wasn’t surprised to see senior forward Jonathan Wills fired up. And he wasn’t surprised either to watch him score 20 points and pull down seven rebounds in a 64-41 win.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD – A third Valley gang member joined the LAPD’s top 10 Most Wanted gangster list Wednesday after another most wanted suspect was nabbed in Central America and shipped back to a U.S. jail. Fernando Araujo, 19, a member of the Canoga Park Alabama gang, is wanted in connection with a racially motivated, drive-by shooting of an African-American college football player last summer. With Araujo’s inclusion, there are now three Valley gang members on the most wanted list, drawn up recently to draw public attention to rising gang crime in Los Angeles. “We are trying to sensitize people,” said Michel Moore, the Valley’s top cop. “They are criminal, a menace to society and a threat. They represent violence and a lack of respect for life.” Araujo is also a suspect in another shooting and a material witness in a third. “Canoga Park Alabama is also on our list of targeted gangs primarily for their propensity to target victims based on their race,” Bratton said. The mayor and police chief declared an assault on gangs two weeks ago with a “coordinated, aggressive suppression strategy” that boldly named the city’s most dangerous street gangs. They also moved to add 50 officers to fight rising gang violence in the Valley and the City Council has approved a reward of up to $50,000 leading to the arrest of any of the top 10. “We’re on the job,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, the council’s ad hoc chairman on gangs. “Gang members have our peace of mind hostage, but today we are saying no more.” Despite a weekend of gang-related shootings in the Valley that wounded three teens and left a 20-year-old man dead, Moore said the efforts of the newly formed Violent Crime Task Force are already paying dividends. “They’ve made more than 200 arrests in their short existence,” Moore said. “Just (Tuesday) night, they made an arrest of a (Mara Salvatrucha) gang member with a handgun (in) an area that had just seen gang violence the night before.” Moore said the gang list represents a shift in a decades-old policy prohibiting police from naming gang members. The only Valley gang to make the list was CPA – a generational gang dating back to the 1940s. Motivated by racial tensions in jails, police say the 400-member CPA gang is targeting black residents in the San Fernando Valley. Since last July, the gang has been linked to 10 shootings of black men. None has died. The Los Angeles Police Department lists the San Fernando Valley’s worst gangs as San Fers, MS-13 and Vineland Boys, in that order. Canoga Park Alabama was No. 4. The two other Valley gang members on the most wanted list are Oscar Enrique Flores and Steve Garcia, both 43. The two are members of the San Fers gang in the Northeast Valley. Also known as “Kali,” Flores is suspected of beating to death fellow gang member Marco Bustamante, 20, with a metal rod. The two were fighting over money on a Sylmar sidewalk. Garcia, who goes by “Loco Steve” or “Big Steve,” is suspected of shooting Kenneth Landon on Feb. 12, 2001, at a Motel 6 along the 12700 block of Encinitas Avenue in Sylmar. The two had been fighting around 1:30 a.m. in an area known for drug activity. Mission Division detectives are searching for leads on both suspects. At Wednesday’s press conference, Bratton made it clear that the list wouldn’t be going away anytime soon. “We will quickly replace as we capture them to ensure our top 10 list stays active,” Bratton said. email@example.com (818) 713-3741 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Araujo replaces Angel Zevallos, 22, who was captured in Guatemala City last week when police there were investigating an unrelated kidnapping and received a tip that a tattooed man was bragging about a shooting in Los Angeles. Zevallos, a Peruvian national, is suspected of shooting a security guard at the Buddha Bar in Hollywood on Feb. 9, 2006. Police said the guard survived but never fully recovered. At a press conference commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the North Hollywood shootout, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief William Bratton issued stern warnings to gang members targeting victims based on race. “Let me make this perfectly clear,” Villaraigosa said. “We will not tolerate violence motivated by race or ethnicity in our city. No one should have to fear for their lives because of the color of their skin, not in our city, not in this country and certainly not here in the San Fernando Valley.” Bratton said witnesses heard Araujo and fellow gang members shout racial slurs before they allegedly shot the 18-year-old college athlete, whose name was being withheld, outside a youth center near Deering Avenue and Gault Street in Canoga Park.
0Shares0000Captain Kane to the rescue: Harry Kane scored twice in England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia © AFP / Mark RALSTONSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – England and Belgium got their World Cup campaigns off to winning starts as the Video Assistant Referee system proved its worth to help Sweden edge past South Korea on Monday.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things we learned today at the World Cup. Kane kickstarts EnglandEngland captain Harry Kane didn’t play down his expectations on the eve of the Three Lions opener against Tunisia, claiming Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick for Portugal against Spain had already put him under pressure in the race for the Golden Boot.Kane didn’t get the hat-trick he wanted, but now trails Ronaldo by just one after riding to his country’s rescue with a double to seal England’s first opening win at a major tournament since 2006.Three points were little more than Gareth Southgate’s side deserved even if they laboured to break Tunisia down in the second-half.The game should have been out of sight but for a series of gilt-edged misses by Jesse Lingard before the break.Kane had already shown his predatory instinct after just 11 minutes to tap home from close range and thankfully for England the ball fell to Kane once more as the clock ticked into stoppage time in Volgograd to produce a deadly near post header to break Tunisia’s resistence.Belgium still seeking balanceRomelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium beat Panama 3-0 © AFP / Odd ANDERSENUnlike a host of the other pre-tournament favourites, Belgium got off to a winning start against World Cup debutants Panama, but a 3-0 victory did little to convince the Red Devils golden generation are ready to deliver on their potential.Coach Roberto Martinez has tried to cram as much of Beglium’s attacking talent as possible into his starting XI in a 3-4-2-1.However, with Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku all starting from central areas, they often lacked width to stretch the Panama defence in a goalless first-half.Mertens’s sensational dipping volley just after the break and two fine finishes from Lukaku underlined the moments of individual brilliance Martinez can rely on.But much sterner tests await of whether Martinez’s set-up will leave Belgium too exposed against better opposition.‘Keepers blame FIFA for balls upThe World Cup ball is causing big problems for goalkeepers in Russia © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANAAn old favourite World Cup controversy is beginning to bubble again, with Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary directing criticism towards the tournament’s ball on Monday.One burst during the match between France and Australia on Saturday while long-range strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov and Philippe Coutinho have caused some to suggest Adidas’ ‘Telstar 18’ is too heavily weighted in the striker’s favour.“We are victims of FIFA and the ever developing football,” said El-Hadary who, at 45 years old, has seen a few.“Every four years there are new footballs. The ball might be more acceptable to the players than goalkeepers but I am sure there have been previous footballs that have been of the same quality in the past.”Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is also not convinced. “I know what you are talking about and there was a lot of criticism against this ball but we cannot change this now,” he said. “Technology is improving and players are scoring from 40 metres.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Women working on the Project saw a slight decrease from 400 in March to 398 in April. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of April 2019.The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project increased from 3,674 in March to 3,775 in April.The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,305 which is 75 percent of the workers.- Advertisement -Construction and non-construction contractor’s workforce from the Peace River Regional District made up 20 percent or 603 of the workers which is down from March’s numbers of 794.The number of apprentices employed on the project increased from 118 during the month of March to 144 in April.The number of Indigenous working on the Project decreased from 333 in March to 283 in April.Advertisement