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I lacked confidence at Madrid – Hernandez

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first_imgReal Sociedad defender Theo Hernandez has revealed he lacked confidence during his first year at Real Madrid.The former Atletico Madrid left-back who is on loan at San Sebastián from Real Madrid is expected to be the in the starting lineup when Sociedad visit the Wanda Metropolitano to play Atletico this weekend.In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Hernandez spoke about the reception he’s expecting at the Wanda Metropolitano, “It will not be the best atmosphere. After being at Atletico nearly all my life, and then going to Madrid—the fans did not like it. But these are things that happen in football. What the fans say will not affect me” he commented.The former Alaves defender spoke at length about his decision to swap Atletico for Real Madrid:“It was very complicated, it was not an easy decision. I had to think about everything that could happen, but when Madrid said they wanted me, I didn’t have to think much.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It’s the greatest club in the world. I had a very hard time at the beginning of the year, when I was at Real Madrid, but now I know what Madrid is and what it takes to succeed.”Theo continued to talk about some of the struggles he faced last season:“It was complicated when I first arrived, I was only 19 years old and to be thrown into a team like that is difficult. I had criticism from all angles, everything I did was wrong.”“But as the months went by, I found myself calmer, happier. It’s true, I lacked confidence—when you don’t play that’s normal, and you aren’t happy” he explained.last_img read more

Rice growing into defensive midfield role

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first_imgWest Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is relishing playing in central defensive midfield for the Hammers this season.After an impressive pre-season, Rice has established himself in the West Ham team this season under Manuel Pellegrini.The 19-year-old’s frequent involvement in the team also coincided with West Ham’s return to form starting with their 3-1 victory at Everton.“I’d say Everton away was my best performance since I came back in, because we’d lost the first four and we couldn’t lose five in a row,” Rice told the club’s website.“The manager changed the team up and we went out there, everyone played really well, we won our first game and got the three points and there’s no better feeling than that, to be honest.“If you compare the first game I played at Liverpool compared to the ones I’m playing now, my positioning at Anfield wasn’t the best for a holding midfielder.Mason MountRice tips Mount for greater things Taimoor Khan – September 11, 2019 Declan Rice says that Mason Mount is going to match the exploits of Frank Lampard when he was in his prime during his playing…“Positioning is one of the main things when you play in that position because you’ve always got to play in the center of the pitch.“I always look back at that Liverpool game because it was the first time I’d played CDM (central defensive midfielder) in a while and I was not really in the back four, I was wide, and sometimes it’s not about that.“You’ve just got to hold your position and trust that the ball is going to come near you.“I think, since I’ve started to do that, the amount of interceptions and tackles I have made has gone up.”last_img read more

Wijnaldum hails outstanding Milner

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first_imgGeorginio Wijnaldum claims James Milner’s achievement of reaching 500 Premier League appearances didn’t come as a surprise citing his work ethic.Liverpool’s vice-captain joined the long list of players to hit the landmark in last Saturday’s 4-0 victory at AFC Bournemouth, a game in which he filled in at right-back with typical diligence.And Wijnaldum has spoken of his admiration for his teammate’s unwavering dedication to his profession.“It is [incredible to reach 500 PL games], and also that he is still so fit. He’s a machine,” the Netherlands international says, on the latest edition of LFC Later.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“We always see him in the gym and sometimes I’ll say: ‘James, you might take a little bit of rest!’“But he is always busy to keep his body as fit as possible so for me, it’s not a surprise that he’s made so many appearances.“Against Bournemouth, he played as a right defender so I told him he’d played in every position and he said: ‘Except in goal, so if we’ve used three substitutes and the goalkeeper gets a red card, it’s me!’”Liverpool will be hoping for a victory when they welcome arch-rivals United to Anfield on Sunday in the bid to maintain top spot.last_img read more

first_imgSuspect stealing packages from homes in Santee under arrest June 12, 2018 Posted: June 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe woman accused of stealing packages off the front porches of several Santee homes is in police custody and it’s all thanks to an alert KUSI viewer who recognized her at a local fast food restaurant.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti was LIVE with the follow-up story.Related Story: Santee package thief caught on camera , last_img read more

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter John Soderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) —The 31st annual stand down event is a wrap, successfully helping over 800 homeless vets!Since 1987 the Veterans Village of San Diego has put on its Stand Down event, which over a three-day period allows homeless veterans a chance to get some rest, relaxation and guidance.They can access programs to get off the streets or get off drugs. They can also get clothes, new glasses, medication, hearing aids as well as a fresh haircut.This is all done in a military-style environment which brings back positive memories for these homeless vets.Perhaps more importantly, is the rest and relaxation these homeless vets can take advantage of…as in a three-day respite from the stresses of the streets. Over 800 homeless veterans helped at 31st annual Stand Down John Soderman center_img July 1, 2018 Posted: July 1, 2018 Updated: 8:52 PMlast_img read more

Fire damages Linda Vista Health Care Center

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first_imgFire damages Linda Vista Health Care Center KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A blaze broke out Tuesday morning and damaged a medical facility in Linda Vista, authorities said.The non-injury blaze was reported around 5 a.m. at the Linda Vista Health Care Center, 6973 Linda Vista Rd., according to the San Diego Fire- Rescue Department.Crews doused the flames within 15 minutes, but the fire caused some damage to the inside of the single-story building, a fire department dispatch supervisor said.Metro Arson Strike Team investigators were looking into the cause of the fire. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 28, 2019last_img

first_imgDeputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden (center) tours Ghana’s largest feed mill with U.S. soybean grower leaders and Akate Feed Mill manager. The group examines bags of U.S. soybean meal used at the facility.U.S. soybean grower leaders spent this week in Ghana learning about trade relationships and the local poultry sector.American Soybean Association (ASA) Director, Bill Wykes (IL), Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Chairman David Lueck and Illinois Soybean Association Chairman Daryl Cates participated in the Agribusiness Trade Mission in Accra, Ghana hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).The trade contacts met with representatives from six African countries and traveled with the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden to the Kumasi region to visit agribusinesses including a feedmill tour. While in Kumasi, the delegation met with representatives from national and regional poultry producers associations. They discussed the launch of the USDA Food for Progress Initiative to help enhance the value chain in Ghana’s poultry farming industry.USDA recently signed a contract with ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program for $15 million over 5 years to strengthen the feed and poultry sectors in Ghana the program: AMPLIFIES Ghana, among other objectives. Wykes and Cates also serve on the WISHH Committee.last_img read more

first_imgMembers of the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Biotech Working Group discussed how farmers can better engage with consumers  and also met with Dow Agro Sciences CEO Tim Hassinger and several members of the Dow team.Members of the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Biotech Working Group met in Indianapolis this week to discuss issues facing the industry.Participants included industry representatives and grower leaders from ASA, United Soybean Board (USB) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC).Featured speaker, Dan Nowicki of the JM Smucker Company, engaged the group in a discussion on post-Vermont reformulation in the U.S. food industry. Nowicki stressed the importance of consumer engagement from all sectors involved in food production, stating that farmer involvement is critical. Participants also heard updates on the U.S. Biotech Crops Alliance, International Soy Grower Alliance and the status of technology in both the European Union (EU) and China.While in Indiana, grower members also met with Dow Agro Sciences CEO Tim Hassinger and several members of the Dow team.The Biotech Working Group is a confidential forum for technology providers and soybean growers to discuss the issues facing the biotechnology industry. The forum also provides industry members the opportunity for one-on-one consultations with grower leaders from ASA, USB and USSEC to discuss issues and technologies related to their organization and develop action plans specific to those technologies.last_img read more

first_imgA 48-year-old Vancouver woman who broke her ankle in a fall while hiking in Lacamas Park in Camas on Monday afternoon is recovering in a hospital.Alevtina Yukhimets, who initially was listed in serious condition at Southwest Washington Medical Center, had improved to satisfactory condition Tuesday night, a nursing supervisor said.In a steep, rugged area known as the upper Pot Holes, she fell about 15 feet, officials said.Two firefighter-paramedics with the Camas Fire Department were first to arrive, and, with the help of Yukhimets’ family members, stabilized her on a backboard with C-spine protection, bound her broken bones with vacuum splints and prepared her to be carried up to Round Lake and a waiting ambulance.As many as 20 rescuers worked at the scene, including specially trained members of the Technical Rescue Team of the Vancouver Fire Department and Fire District 6.Round Lake is accessed at Everett Street and Lake Road. Lacamas Park has 311 acres with a restroom, parking area and a picnic shelter. Trails lead around the lake and below it to the Pot Holes, with waterfalls and pools that are popular with swimmers in summer.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or read more

Community steps up for uninsured and diabetic dad

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first_imgThe 26-year-old Vancouver man who watches over the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center campus now has his community watching over him.Jesse Wolff is a Type I diabetic who works as a security guard at the medical center. For several years, his diabetes has been uncontrolled.Doctors warned Wolff that the blood-sugar instability means he could face a coma or a stroke or heart attack. About six months ago, doctors told Wolff he needs an insulin pump, which delivers insulin 24 hours a day through a catheter placed under the skin.Although he patrols the hospital grounds, Wolff is employed by a contracted security company and doesn’t have medical insurance. He makes too much money to qualify for state insurance programs and can’t afford to purchase insurance coverage or his medication on his own.After reading about Wolff’s plight in Monday’s Columbian, the community extended a helping hand to the father of two.Dozens of readers contacted The Columbian, wanting to donate money to Wolff and offering advice on where he might be able to access lower-cost medication. Phones at the hospital rang throughout the day with people trying to reach Wolff to offer their assistance. Hospital stafflast_img read more

first_imgFour members of Washington’s congressional delegation repeatedly voted against extending NSA-style electronic surveillance.WASHINGTON — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation’s top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under the strict supervision of a secret court and cannot intentionally target a U.S. citizen. He decried the revelation of that and another intelligence-gathering program as reckless.For the second time in three days, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper took the rare step of declassifying some details of an intelligence program to respond to media reports about counterterrorism techniques employed by the government.“Disclosing information about the specific methods the government uses to collect communications can obviously give our enemies a ‘playbook’ of how to avoid detection,” he said.Clapper said the data collection under the program, first unveiled by the newspapers The Washington Post and The Guardian, was with the approval of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court and with the knowledge of Internet service providers. He emphasized that the government does not act unilaterally to obtain that data from the servers of those providers.last_img read more

Fleeing suspects paint car forget license plates

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first_imgNOOKSACK, Wash. — A group of fleeing robbery suspects was ahead of pursuing officers when they decided to paint their getaway car a new color, but they forgot to change the license plate on the vehicle.The Bellingham Herald reports the alleged driver, 22-year-old Westley C. French, outran the law for five more hours this past weekend.French and his alleged accomplices used those fleeting moments of freedom to give his green Nissan 240 SX a new coat of black spray paint. But they neglected to swap out the car’s South Dakota plates when border agents found the car and the suspects outside of Nooksack Valley High School.Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell says the suspects were wanted for beating two men during a car robbery.last_img

Boehner to Obama No debt hike without concessions

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first_imgWASHINGTON — The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.With no resolution in sight, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that Congress is “playing with fire” as he called on lawmakers to quickly pass legislation re-opening the government and a measure increasing the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt limit.The government shutdown precipitated by the budget brinkmanship entered its sixth day with hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed, national parks closed and an array of government services on hold.Lew said Obama has not changed his opposition to coupling a bill to re-open the government and raise the borrowing authority with Republican demands for changes in the 3-year-old health care law and spending cuts.Boehner insisted that Obama must negotiate if the president wants to end the shutdown and avert a default that could trigger a financial crisis and recession that would echo the events of 2008 or worse. The 2008 financial crisis pushed the country into the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.last_img read more

WSU Extension celebrates 100th year

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first_img4-H students, leaders and professionals will gather from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for a Clark County 4-H Youth Jamboree at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds for workshops including cake decorating, horse skill-a-thon, robotics and poultry/animal photography and animal shows featuring dogs, cats, llamas, rabbits and cavy. The public is invited to attend.As a nod to WSU Extension’s centennial, the group will celebrate with cupcakes and a “Happy 100th birthday” banner, said Sandra Brown, WSU Clark County Extension faculty.Brown encouraged former and current students, faculty, staff and friends to share stories about how their lives have been enriched through extension programs, service and people at Clark County Extension offices are at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Contact 360-396-6060 or visit — A group of college students pitched in last week to help get a community garden growing for the season in southwest Spokane. The 18,000-square-foot plot uses the latest techniques in vegetable and berry farming to provide produce to low-income residents in the city.Their partner is Washington State University Extension, which this week is celebrating its 100th year of providing research and assistance to Spokane and other counties in the state.last_img read more

first_imgThe planned extension, which will run for 3km from Cosmosquare to Yumeshima, is already set to be built as part of the Osaka Metro Chuo line. It will include the undersea Yumesaki Tunnel, due to open in 2024.JPY44.4 billion has already been spent on construction of the Yumesaki Tunnel, with the remaining costs estimated at JPY54 billion. Of this, the national government will pay JPY6.4 billion, Osaka city will pay JPY6.4 billion as general accounting and JPY 20.2 billion will come from reclamation accounting. The IR operator will cover JPY20.2 billion as a development cost. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More RelatedPosts Mayor Ichiro Matsui has confirmed that a pre-condition to Osaka selecting its IR operator partner will be their acceptance of a JPY20.2 billion (US$186 million) bill to extend the subway to Yumeshima.During a question and answer session at Osaka City Council, Matsui stated the condition “will not change regardless of the opening date” of an Osaka IR, according to The Osaka Nichibun.last_img read more

first_imgMultinational law firm Ashurst is revamping its bonus structure to enable all staff to be eligible for bonus payments.The firm’s existing bonus structure only awards its lawyers and non-legal business services staff who are at manager level or above, however the new changes will allow all global employees, including secretaries and non-managerial staff, to be eligible to receive bonuses.In addition, Ashurst will amend the criteria that decides lawyers’ bonus pay. Here, the focus will move from using billable hours as a metric to instead concentrate on performance.Although the changes have been approved at a high-level basis, the exact details of how the bonus scheme eligibility will work moving forwards have yet to be set. Once decided, this will need to be approved by the firm’s executive team.The bonus scheme eligibility changes follow on from Ashurst publishing its gender pay gap data this month in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The law firm reported a mean gender pay gap of 24.8% for fixed hourly pay, and a median gender pay gap of 32.7%. Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid during the reporting period is 64.4%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus pay is 60.2%. In this time frame, 34.1% of female employees were awarded a bonus compared to 44.3% of male employees.Less than half (44%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Ashurst are female, compared to 62% in the second quartile, 61% in the third quartile and 81% in the lowest pay quartile.Claire Townshend, head of HR, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and US, said: “Driving and recognising high performance is critical to our business. We have responded to staff feedback and taken on board comments in reviewing our bonus structure. In consequence, eligibility for an annual bonus will be extended to all staff globally and for fee-earners, there will be a real focus on the wider role of the lawyer, not just chargeable hours. This will improve both performance and overall engagement in the business.”last_img read more

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Telecommunications organisation Colt Technology Services has launched a recognition programme for its workforce, which numbers 5,000 employees across 22 countries.The programme, known as Colt Inspire, was introduced in October using Xexec’s employee recognition portal. Employees can use the platform to nominate one another for multiple financial and non-financial awards, including peer-to-peer thank yous, special occasions, instant financial awards, quarterly awards, career milestone awards and a CEO award.The programme features a multi-currency programme, incorporating cost of living index calculators alongside local country redemption catalogues with retail vouchers and multi-currency prepaid cards.Masha Boldyreva (pictured), interim executive vice president of HR at Colt Technology Services, said: “At Colt, we strive to be the most customer-oriented business in the industry. To meet such a goal, we aim to foster a challenger culture and an important part of that is recognising the team members who fundamentally contribute to what we stand for.”The programme was promoted to employees via an integrated launch marketing campaign across internal print and digital media, including email-distributed video teasers.Boldyreva said: “This new recognition programme and portal allow us to improve our employees’ experience as we reward the behaviours that are vital to us, make our systems more engaging to use, and align our practices to be simple and transparent. Xexec has proved to be a responsive and creative partner and the result is a meaningful and compelling recognition solution for all our global employees.”The portal has been built for mobile, tablet and desktop devices and includes a Facebook-style newsfeed, with winner entries, messaging and likes. Back-end functions include cost centre budget management, bespoke reporting and RSS feeds into the company intranet.Jamie King, head of global reward at Xexec, said: “Due to the size and geographical scope of this scheme, this was an ambitious and complex programme to develop and we’re delighted to be involved. Colt is a really exciting, dynamic business and it’s great to see them taking reward and recognition so seriously and delivering a solution with such passion.”last_img read more