first_imgYesterday (24/11/2015) Oro Governor Gary Juffa presented K500 to each of the kick-boxers out of his own pocket to assist them with their personal expenses while on the trip.Governor Juffa, while presenting the cash to Alexander Worogop and Macklaren Hiari at the Holiday Inn gymnasium, said he was happy to promote sports for young athletes from his province.“Young people who refrain from bad activities and turn to sports should be supported at all times. They can become responsible and good leaders in future if they get the backing they need from the government and leaders like ourselves,” he said.Governor Juffa also wished them well as they take part in the competition, adding the support was small but it represented his gratitude and support for the young boxers.The team leaves for New Ireland today (25/11/15) to participate with other boxers from around the country.Picture by Nigins Tiptip.last_img read more

Brilliant Taylor shines for Windies

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first_imgJOHANNESBURG (CMC):Captain Stafanie Taylor struck an invaluable half-century as part of a solid all-roundperformance to power West Indies Women to a convincing series-levelling 45-run victory over South Africa Women in the second Twenty20 International here yesterday.Sent in at the New Wanderers Stadium, the Windies Women marched to 143 for six off their 20 overs with Taylor top-scoring with an attractive 63.The Jamaican then captured two for 17 from four overs of off-spin as the Proteas Women crashed to a paltry 98 all out in the 19th over.The third and final game is set for Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday.West Indies Women had a poor start, losing openers Kycia Knight (4) and Hayley Matthews (1) cheaply to seamer Shabnim Ismail (3-25) to slip to 17 for two in the third over.Knight top-edged a pull to point off the fourth delivery of the opening over while Matthews was taken at mid-off off a leading edge.Taylor and Deandra Dottin, who scored 19, then put on 68 for the third wicket to put the innings back on course.The right-handed Taylor faced 53 balls and struck seven fours and one six, while Dottin once again looked in good touch in gathering two fours off 27 deliveries.In reply, the Proteas Women struggled from the outset, fell further and further behind the run rate and failed to find a way back.No player reached 20 as Marizanne Kapp top-scored with 17 to be one of only four players in double figures.Taylor was supported by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed (2-16) and Matthews (2-17), who finished with two wickets apiece.last_img read more

More sports in brief

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first_imgUSA Under-17s arrive Sunday The United States of America (USA) Under-17 football delegation is slated to arrive in the island on Sunday at 6:59 p.m. to play two practice games against Jamaica’s Under 17-team. Matches will be played on Wednesday, November 2 at Stadium East and Sunday, November 6 at Winchester Park, St George’s College. Both matches are at 3 p.m. and entry is free of cost. Since the start of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 1985, the USA has qualified for every single Under-17 FIFA World Cup, except for the edition in 2013. The first time Jamaica beat the USA at any level was at the Under-17 stage in 2007 at the National Stadium, where Jamaica won 3-2 in the 2007 CONCACAF Under-17 tournament. Both Jamaica and the USA are utilising these two matches as vital preparation for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Qualifiers to be played next April in Panama. The USA team will have their first training session on Monday, November 1 at 3 p.m. at the University of the West Indies playing field, Mona Bowl. They will stage four training sessions whilst in the island. Argentina, Uruguay reiterate co-hosting BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP): The presidents of Argentina and Uruguay say they are still planning to go ahead with a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup. Argentina President Mauricio Macri says the South American neighbours “will work together to aspire to host the 2030 World Cup”. Soccer’s next World Cup is in 2018 in Russia, followed by 2022 in Qatar. North America is the favourite to host the 2026 event, either by the United States alone, or in a bid with Mexico and Canada. Macri and Uruguay President, Tabare Vazquez, spoke Monday at a joint news conference in the Argentine capital. The 2030 World Cup will mark the 100-year anniversary of the event, which was first played in 1930 in Uruguay and won by the host nation.last_img read more

“Economic Recovery Will Be Difficult” If…

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first_imgThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. J. Mills Jones, has called on banking institutions operating in the country to play a meaningful role in the economic recovery of the country.According to him, without the banking sector playing its role of intermediation that it should, the economic recovery of the country will be very difficult to handle.Dr. Jones made the assertions last Friday at the farewell dinner held by Ecobank-Liberia in honor of the outgoing managing director, Kola Adeleke. The ceremony was held at the Monrovia City Hall.Mr. Adeleke has been succeeded by the former managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ecobank-Rwanda, Gilles Guerard.Governor Jones said the CBL does not believe in stating the problem, but believes in finding the solution. As such, he added that, “This is a time to restructure the economics of Liberia after being hard hit by the Ebola epidemic.”The CBL, he said, wants to build a more inclusive economy, an economy where the country can lift itself out of poverty, instead of reporting growth only.“We had growth before and it ended with the book written by some intellectuals, “Growth without Development,” so it is incumbent upon everyone to build a more inclusive economy where one can lift the country out of poverty” Dr. Jones maintained.“So, we will encourage you to be bold, to think outside the box and come to the CBL as often as you can, and whenever you have problems, our door will be open to help you and to move your institution forward,” he told Guerard.He disclosed to the new MD that the CBL, over the past years has been trying to transform the banking sector, and good progress has been made in that direction.He added that answers to the problems Liberia faces are not in any text book or development book, but instead it is in the head and hand of every Liberian and partner.“So, taking over Ecobank at the time when the government and the people of Liberia are gearing up for a fast economic recovery, we encourage you to be bold, he advised.The CBL Executive Governor pointed out that Liberia has the capacity to tackle the problems it has, stressing that people should be able to focus on tackling them.However, Dr. Jones indicated that it is also the time for Liberia to develop, because the current generation is the most exposed, most experienced and the most educated than previous generations, noting that if there is any generation to bring about development and poverty reduction, this generation is the one to take the lead.He said if the current generation can’t lift Liberians out of poverty, than no generation will for now be expected to do that.He then cautioned Liberians to shun a repeat of the past by urging their development partners to coordinate efforts in helping to develop the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberian Women Humanitarian Network Launched

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first_imgMembers of the Liberian Women Network at the launch of the network on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.-Calls for Localization to support women’s initiatives across the countryTo support humanitarian activities in the country, the Liberian Women Humanitarian Network has launched its organization aimed at being prepared and responsive during humanitarian crisis both in Liberia and the world at large.ActionAid Liberia Country Director Lakshmi S. Moore, who officially launched the network on Wednesday in Monrovia, said women have always remained the front-liners during humanitarian response, especially in Liberia.“We are happy today to launch this organization, because we need to support women during humanitarian crisis in the community and the country generally,” Mrs. Moore said.According to her, the preparedness of community, especially women to response to disaster remains cardinal, noting that lack of community readiness to handle problem will create more problem instead of solution.“We all recalled that the outbreak of the Ebola mainly affected more women than men in Liberia. We need such network to handling some of the issues within the community in the area of preparedness and direct response to humanitarian situation,” Lakshmi Moore said.“ActionAid Liberia is ready to promote the network, and work to ensure that women’s issues are addressed throughout the country at all levels,” she said.According to Mrs. Moore, the network is now competent to respond to the crisis and other issues within the communities, indicating that “we have seen the revolution of the network and are now capable to respond to any public health crisis due to previous experience, especially during the Ebola crisis and the situation in Haiti.”She further stressed the important of localization, referencing the Ebola crisis in Liberia as a case of how local organizations help to curtail the virus.She pledged ActionAid’s commitment in working with the women to support the network and ensure that women and children are better serve at all levels during the humanitarian response.Agnes Freeman-Kormon, project manager and girls advocacy alliance of Plan International Liberia, described the initiative as one of great importance for Liberia.“We (Plan International) are going to be a partner to this initiative, because it works best for the people of Liberia and the women in particular and the community in general,” Mrs. Freeman-Kormon noted.Henry O. Williams, executive director of the National Disaster Management Agency, said he was delighted to see the birth of such organization that would support the government’s effort.“We will work with you as key partner in every disaster crisis in Liberia. We want you to always reach to the office and also work with us, including attending meetings of the agency,” Mr. Williams urged the network.Brenda B. Moore, executive director of Kids’ Educational Engagement Project (KEEP) and member of the Liberian Women Humanitarian Network, called for localization of the network in order to yield sustainable results during humanitarian response.Brenda Moore said most often, international partners provide the support during crisis, but also lack sustainable process, which usually leaves the communities vulnerable, especially women and children who are mainly affected.She further recounted that women remain the first responders during crisis, indicating that “When the children and the husband are sick, the woman is charged with the responsibility to handle the situation.“We have to recognize the women’s level of respond during crisis. We have to appreciate the importance of women. We have made the difference during crisis and will continue to do as women,” she said.Mrs. Tulay-Solanke said the network is poised to decentralize its activities across the country.“We are emphasizing the importance of working with women especially in the various communities during humanitarian crisis,” Mrs. Tulay-Solanke said at the launch of the network in Monrovia.According to Mrs. Tulay-Solanke, a plan to decentralize the network has been worked out, which is intended to avoid women from Monrovia of implementing humanitarian work in other counties.“We will not have to leave from Montserrado County to engage in humanitarian services in Nimba County. So we have to work with women organizations in Nimba and other counties to carry out the work instead of people from Monrovia. We have to ensure that women across the country are prepared to respond and support humanitarian work,” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘£48m Arsenal target’, ‘£60m United deal’ and Liverpool signing? 14 HUGE deals rumoured to be on the cards this summer

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first_img 12. Ezequiel Lavezzi: The tattooed trickster’s time in Paris is coming to an end – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Lavezzi, Higuain’s international team-mate’s future is also up in the air. He is reportedly out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain with Tottenham, West Ham and Arsenal three Premier League clubs linked with the 30-year-old forward. 11. Gonzalo Higuain: HUGE offer could see the striker leave Napoli – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Over the last few days, Chelsea have been interested in Napoli’s 27-year-old striker. Higuain has been a Napoli player since he left Real Madrid in 2013, but a fee in excess of £60m has been thrown around. 14 14. Thomas Muller: Will he leave Bayern Munich? – According to reports in Germany, Man United have have launched a huge £60m bid for Muller. The club are looking for a new forward following the exit of Robin van Persie and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Javier Hernandez. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola doesn’t appear to be entirely in tune with the Bavarians’ local links, letting local hero Bastian Schweinsteiger leave and getting rid of highly respected club doctor Hans Muller Wohlfahrt. Could Muller be disillusioned enough to leave? 14 14 14 3. Paul Pogba on the way out of Juventus? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Juventus’ director general Giuseppe Marotta said the club would like to keep the 22-year-old midfielder, but are powerless to stop him leaving. “We can’t afford to do anything crazy in terms of salaries and some clubs can guarantee twice what we can,” he said. 14 7. Charlie Austin: He WILL leave QPR but for the right price – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – The England striker is still at QPR, who are holding out for a £15m fee from interested clubs. It’s a fee Rangers manager Chris Ramsey told talkSPORT is “reasonable.” 5. Karim Benzema: France and Real Madrid striker heading to the Premier League? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Arsenal have continued to be linked with the Real Madrid striker, who has so far been quiet on the speculation himself. However, talkSPORT have been told a £48m offer from Arsenal has been ACCEPTED by the Spanish club. Time will tell! 14 14 1. Kevin De Bruyne: Man City have been linked with Wolfsburg attacker – to find out which other big players could be on the move, click the arrow above – Now the Pedro transfer saga has been concluded with the forward joining Chelsea, NOT Man United, what other deals can we look forward to before the end of deadline day on 1 September? One mega money deal may involve De Bruyne, who move from Wolfsburg is still on, according to his agent, Patrick De Koster. In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, he said: “We will see in the next few hours or days what is going to happen.” De Koster explained he and the player were not amused by what he called a ‘practical joke’ during an awards ceremony in Germany. One report claims £56m-rate De Bruyne could follow Nicolas Otamendi, who completed his move to the Etihad. 14 10. Julian Draxler: Long term Arsenal transfer target leaving Germany? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Juventus are interested in Schalke’s 21-year-old midfielder Draxler, with Vidal gone and uncertainty surrounding Pogba. With Schalke not in the Champions League, the lure of a move is obvious. 8. Asier Illaramendi: Midfielder to be forced out of Real Madrid – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Isco’s agent said there is no truth in rumours he will leave Real Madrid, but someone has to leave, considering Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic is on his way to the Bernabeu. It will mean playing time in the middle will be even more limited as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are first choice. A deal with Liverpool could happen… 14 6. Hugo Lloris: Tottenham fans still worried about their goalkeeper – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – While the window remains open, Tottenham fans will not rest easy until 1 September and Lloris is a Tottenham player until at least January. Man United remain interested. 14 14 14 4. David De Gea: Will he be Man United’s goalkeeper this season? Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – De Gea’s future at Man United is still not sorted and it is unclear whether the goalkeeper will be at Man United after the transfer window closes. Real Madrid are circling. 2. Mario Gotze: World Cup winner’s Bayern future is uncertain – click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move (to your club?) – There are rumours the Bayern midfielder has a difficult relationship with manager Pep Guardiola. Arsenal, Man City and Juventus, who sold Arturo Vidal to Bayern, have been linked. 14 9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The PSG striker could leave on the cheap – Click the arrow above, right to see other big names who could be on the move – Ibrahimovic will be 34 in October and is apparently available for a cut price this summer. Milan are strongly linked with the PSG striker, but Man United and Arsenal have been too, which is something something that has fans drooling. 13. John Stones: Will Everton get £35m for their defender? Click the arrow above, right to see one more big name who could be on the move – Chelsea REALLY want Stones, but is being reported the Blues’ offer of £30m is not good enough and Everton are holding out for more. 14 To the amusement of everyone, Pedro has joined Chelsea.The Spain forward had been tipped to leave Barcelona for Man United, but it appears the Red Devils dropped their interest in the 28-year-old, with reports claiming Southampton’s Sadio Mane is a target. FUNNIEST REACTION AS UNITED LOSE OUT IN PEDRO RACEHis is the latest big transfer and across Europe, players like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jackson Martinez and Sami Khedira have all moved clubs.But there are still plenty of other moves reportedly being lines up by clubs before the 1 September deadline and here, talkSPORT looks at 14 of the biggest names to keep an eye on.last_img read more

Sing along to Jewish tunes at XM’s Radio Hanukkah

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first_imgThink the holiday radio waves are all about red-nosed reindeer? Don’t kvetch. It’s time to get your klezmer on. For the second year, XM Satellite Radio is celebrating the Festival of Lights and all that is Jewish with round-the-clock programming at Radio Hanukkah (XM Radio Channel 108). The temporary micro-channel will launch at 2 p.m. today with a live White House candle-lighting ceremony and will wrap up at midnight Dec. 12. Don’t have XM Radio? Even children have a playlist on “Hanukids,” a program with dreidel-spin-worthy sing-alongs. Contrary to mainstream belief, there are thousands of Hanukkah songs, Washington, D.C.-based program director Mike Abrams says. “We just don’t hear them because there’s no outlet,” he said. Radio Hanukkah is not a Jewish jukebox, Abrams says, but a who’s who of Jewish music, arts and culture. There’s comedy for mature audiences on “Oy! No Vey!” and the best of Israeli music, hosted by Israel’s own David Broza on “Radi-O Y’Israel.” At 5 p.m. daily in every time zone, join celebs such as Dr. Ruth and Matisyahu to light the menorah candles. jyadegaran@bayareanewsgroup.com 925-943-8155 MediaNews160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsYou can sign up for a free trial at www.xmradio.com. Download the Radio Hanukkah schedule at www.xmradio.com/hanukkah. Hear the classics at “Alter Cockers Corner.” Explore modern Jewish rock on “Rockin’ with the Rebbe.” And catch cantorial masterpieces during “Shul,” the soundtrack for Shabbas. It’s all there, from the “Mental Yentl,” Sally Fingerett’s musical celebration of Jewish mothers, to Neil Sedaka’s exploration of Yiddish folk music on “Yiddishkeit.” last_img read more



first_imgU14 ‘A’ League Final PreviewFanad Gaels v Naomh Conaillin St. Mary’s GAA pitch, Convoy at 5.45p.m. on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 Naomh Conaill Squad – Elsa Green,  Niamh O’Donnell,  Caoimhe Molloy,  Clodagh Boyle, Shana Quinn, Gemma Byrne,   Dearbhla Ward, Ellie MacInnes, Arianna Bonner, Amy Boyle Carr, Shannon McHugh, Dannielle McDevitt, Molly McNelis, Stella Green, Tara Black, Niamh Brennan, Fionnula Doherty, Kirsty Gallagher,  Orlaith McGuinness, Zoe Campbell, Vicky Bonner, Sarah Long, Tara McKelvey, Eileen Conway and Sophie Connaughton  Naomh Conaill Management – Tiffer Molloy, Joe Byrne, Fiona Molloy, Lorraine Molloy and Darragh GallagherFanad Gaels Squad – Maria Dougherty, Grainne Friel, Aisling Howe, Eimear McConigley, Orlaigh Carr, Lauren Carr, Amy Friel, Mairead Coll, Rachel Sweeney, Caoimhe Walsh, Mariosa Friel (C), Hannah Shiels, Hannah Sweeney, Aoife Sweeney, Niamh McDevitt, Naomi McFadden, Saoirse Cushnan, Aine McAteer and Rosheen McGinley. Fanad Gaels Management – Siobhan Coyle, Shaun Coyle and Ronan McAteer Path to the Final – Fanad GaelsThe Fanad outfit eased  their way into the round 1 group stage with a comfortable victory over an inexperienced Letterkenny Gaels side. They then pushed on with further wins over local rivals Milford and Termon. In the final game on the group stage the girls were very unlucky to finish second best to a strong St. Eunans side in what was a controversial affair in O’Donnell park. However, Fanad still progressed to the A section having been the best second placed team.
Fanad moved on to the round 2 group stage where they were heavily tested by three strong teams in the form of St. Eunans, Moville and Buncrana. The opening game was a replay of the earlier season meeting with St. Eunans. In a hard fought game in Portsalon the Fanad girls came out with the narrowest of victories beating the Letterkenny side by only the one point. The next game away to Buncrana was again a stern test with the Fanad girls digging deep in an impressive second half seeing them beating the Buncrana by two points. They finished of their second round group stage with an eight point home win over Moville, ensuring the top spot in the group and a place in the A Semi-Final. 
The Semi-Final was an exciting end to end encounter played against a tough St. Nauls team. The game was in the balance throughout and could have gone either way until the last five minutes with Fanad finishing stronger and running away with a four point win.LADIES GAA: U14 ‘A’ LEAGUE FINAL PREVIEW – FANAD GAELS V NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LADIES GAA: U14 ‘A’ LEAGUE FINAL PREVIEW – FANAD GAELS V NAOMH CONAILLlast_img read more

All fired up over Tracy’s firing

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first_img The stiff and formal Tracy wasn’t lovable, and he was only mildly admirable as another devoted baseball man among a legion of devoted baseball men. What the racket was all about was this: A chance to bring the stick for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, his wife Jamie and for general manager Paul DePodesta. Callous, conniving, cheap and clueless ogres, the lot of them. Sending Walter Alston Reincarnate into the void of employment. What hypocrisy. We wouldn’t want to make a habit of defending DePodesta and the McCourts (particularly the latter duo), but uncoupling Jim Tracy doesn’t qualify as the crime of the century. Consider: We’re just going to guess and say Jim Tracy didn’t sell one ticket to a Dodgers game. He was the definition of vanilla, ill-suited for Los Angeles’ celebrity-driven culture. Tommy Lasorda, he was not.Tracy was hired during the Fox regime. Those of you in the private sector know that a change in ownership usually means new people in every management position. That Tracy was given two seasons by people to whom he had no particular allegiance or ties showed considerable patience by the McCourts and DePodesta. The Dodgers fired manager Jim Tracy this week, and from the media hue and cry you’d have thought the club shot Lassie. The downtown critics who trashed the Dodgers for dumping Jim Tracy, and got all misty over his “unfair” ouster, don’t love and admire Jim Tracy. center_img Tracy at least subtly, and sometimes actively, thwarted the will of DePodesta. Tracy rarely played Hee-Seop Choi, the first baseman DePodesta likes for his ability to get on base and hit for power – and Tracy loathed for his batting average and lead glove. Is that any way to run a team? With a GM procuring Players A, B and C . . . and the field manager not playing them? Is it unreasonable for a GM – whose job also is at stake – to expect the guys he brings in will get at-bats and innings? A basic concept at work here: The clash of Old School baseball vs. the Stat Wonk academicians. Tracy was firmly grounded in the former camp, as are most sports journalists. DePodesta in the latter. The Old School guys believe in “chemistry” and “intangibles.” They talk about a guy’s value to the clubhouse and believe leadership somehow translates to victories. The modern Stat Wonk isn’t interested in a guy’s ability to quip in the face of adversity. He wants to know how often he gets to first base, how often he scores and how many runs he drives in. Baseball’s masses of numbers lend themselves to computer analysis – much to the chagrin of the anti-modern romantics, who prefer to count on their fingers and toes. Bright guys such as Oakland GM Billy Beane understand that. Such as DePodesta, too. Baseball is riven, just now, between the Old School Neanderthals and the Stat Wonk Futurists. The former feel threatened by the latter, and rarely miss a chance to mock them for their computers and spread sheets. Locally, they rarely miss a chance to compare the Dodgers unfavorably to the Angels, who are perceived as some warm-and-fuzzy, seat-of-the-pants Mom and Pop operation. The Stat Wonks, meanwhile, are frustrated by the intransigence of the “we’ve always done it that way” crew and, yes, can be arrogant toward and dismissive of the old-timers. Copernicus felt the same way about the flat-earth crew. Bottom line: Stat Wonk GMs, such as DePodesta, are now running their clubs. The field manager exists to implement policy. Not to make it. Tracy wasn’t on board with that. The next manager will be. Then there is just plain personal distaste. Most baseball lifers and their apologists, sports journalists, come from modest backgrounds. They react badly to people with pedigrees and advanced degrees who seem to put on airs. That’s the McCourts all over. DePodesta, too, to a lesser extent. That the McCourts come from Boston and DePodesta gradyated from Harvard . . . more problems. They can’t possibly have the interests of a Los Angeles sports franchise at heart, can they? (Even though they depend on that franchise’s success for their future income and employ.) So we have this sort of perfect storm of friction: Reactionary critics and their old-fashioned baseball allies critiquing modern analysts and their corporate ways (out-of-towners, by the way) – and those damn computers, the essence of soulless modernity. Tracy didn’t fit The New Model Ballclub. That’s what the Dodgers are now. This club is built on modern statistical analysis – not by the hunches and gut-feelings of old baseball men or their overly emotional journalist allies. Jim Tracy’s ouster is no crime. In fact, it was required to get the organization pulling on the same end of the rope. If the Dodgers are 71-91 two years from now, that’s when fans should march on Chavez Ravine. We’re guessing DePodesta’s Dodgers are far more likely to be 91-71, once he has his team in place. Including the guy who makes out the lineup card. Paul Oberjuerge’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Readers may reach him at paul.oberjuerge@sbsun.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Breaking: Theresa May to resign as UK prime minister

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first_imgTheresa May has announced that she will quit as Conservative leader and prime minister of the UK on 7th June.The Tory leader made an emotional statement outside Downing Street this Friday morning, saying that she has done her best to deliver a Brexit deal.She said: “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly I have not been able to do so.” Mrs May said that her failure to deliver Brexit would remain a matter of ‘great regret’.The process to select a new leader will begin in the week after Mrs May stands down on 7th June. Breaking: Theresa May to resign as UK prime minister was last modified: May 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more