Official: La Cartuja de Sevilla, venue of the Cup final until 2023

first_imgThe Federation hiring table (RFEF) has chosen on Wednesday the city of Seville and the stadium of La Cartuja for the celebration of the next final of the Copa del Rey to be held on April 18. Further, The Seville Coliseum will also host the Copa finals of the years 2021, 22 and 23.The Federation, which had received two nominations to organize the final, La Cartuja and the Metropolitan, has decided on Seville After the commitment acquired by Javier Imbroda, Minister of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, which had requested the Federation to organize the Copa del Rey during the next four editions. Imbroda, in addition, undertakes to pay an amount that the Madrid City Council did not reach despite the interest of its mayor, Martínez-Almeida. April 18 will be the third final of Copa del Rey to be played at the La Cartuja stadium, which has now hosted another two years: that of 1999 between Valencia and Atlético de Madrid and that of 2001 between Zaragoza and Celta. With the next four Cup finals, the Junta de Andalucía intends to relaunch the Seville Coliseum, built in its day under a large chimera: that Betis and Sevilla shared the stadium.last_img read more

President’s interpretations now invalid in face of court ruling – Jagdeo

first_imgGECOM ChairActing Chief Justice Roxane George has handed down a written ruling in the months-long debacle surrounding the appointment of a chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and has in the process essentially thrown out thePresident David Grangerpublic pronouncements and interpretations held by Head of State, David Granger.The written ruling was handed down on Tuesday last by the acting Chief Justice and was subsequently welcomed in part by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) when Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo weighed in on the matter.Justice George has essentially ruled that when rejecting names nominated by the Opposition Leader, the President must provide reasons for each person rejected and all of the names submitted by the Opposition Leader do not have to fall in the category of Judges.The acting Chief Justice in ruling on whether the list of persons nominated by theOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoOpposition Leader must include a judge, a former judge or a person qualified to be a judge found the answer to be in the negative.Addressing media operatives at his Church Street office on Wednesday, Jagdeo made it clear that based on the ruling, the persons nominated by himself “do not have to be in any of these categories: Judges, former Judges or (eligible) to be appointed Judges”.On the question of whether the President is required under the Constitution to supply reasons as to why the names have been rejected, Jagdeo, in pointing to the ruling, observed that the acting Chief Justice found the answer to be in the positive, “yes, he has to give reasons”.Speaking to whether the President is obliged to select a person from the six names supplied, unless he has determined positively that the person is unacceptable as a fit and proper person to be appointed, again the Chief JusticeActing Chief Justice Roxane Georgeruled in the negative.“So even if the President finds individuals who are unacceptable to the list, it does not render the entire list unacceptable,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader reminded that President Granger’s public utterance was “I have to find all six acceptable before I even consider the list.”The former President did indicate to media operatives that there was one ruling addressed tangentially by the acting Chief Justice which the PPP could very well appeal in the future since it would have implications for future appointments.He was speaking to the ruling, which essentially says if the persons on the first list are not found to be acceptable, then the President could go ahead and appoint a person from the category he identified, namely Judges, former Judges or persons eligible to be appointed Judges.In the acting Chief Justice’s ruling, it was pointed out that her interpretation in this case was simply academic, since there have already been requests on the part of the President for subsequent lists.Jagdeo has already submitted three lists, the latest still under consideration by the President and according to the Opposition Leader, he is yet to receive any communication with regard to a decision made.That matter was not raised by the Opposition or the Attorney General, but rather by the Guyana Bar Association which had submitted that the Constitution only contemplated one list to be submitted after which the President must make an appointment.“It seems as though even APNU’s interpretation and ours coincide that more than one list is contemplated.”He said the question was “whether we would allow this to stand as a ruling, because if it does then it, unless it’s explored fully, it may influence in the future the choice of a chairperson for GECOM.”He suggested that should the ruling stand, the President could in future request a single list and if none were found acceptable, he would go right ahead and appoint someone unilaterally.“I believe personally that that is a bit worrisome; that interpretation for the future,” said Jagdeo.As such, he indicated that the Party would be discussing further with its lawyers “to see whether we will join others in challenging that interpretation that there should be one list”.In light of the written ruling handed down by the acting Chief Justice, Jagdeo did indicate, “I am hoping that the President (David Granger) reads this carefully and that his advisors will now guide him accordingly…I hope that he understands now that the interpretation that he had, that all of the persons had to be acceptable to him before he even contemplates choosing someone, that interpretation is now untenable (invalid) in the face of a ruling from the Chief Justice.”The former President did express some optimism that the ruling by the acting Chief Justice would bring about some sense of conclusion to the months-long debacle stemming from the President’s obstinate positions on his role in the appointment of a GECOM Chairperson. (Gary Eleazar)last_img read more

UCR Women move on to Big West final

first_img Melissa Rodriguez hit two home runs and Jennifer Lawrence also homered as the Panthers defeated San Diego Mesa 6-3 in a Golden West Tournament game. CHAFFEY MEN’S SWIMMING Benny Respati won three individual events and Ryan Larson and Frank Scaturro each won two individual and one relay as the Panthers routed Los Angeles Trade Tech 92-26 in a South Coast Conference opener. Respati won the 100 breaststroke (1:07.8), 200 backstroke (2:08.6) and 200 individual medley (2:11.4), while Larson won the 50 freestyle (23.5) and 200 breaststroke (2:14.3) and Scaturro won the 200 freestyle (1:55.8) and 100 butterfly (59.7). Larson and Scaturro were both on the 200 medley relay that won in 1:45.7. Chaffey plays host to the Chaffey Swimming and Diving Invitational next Friday and Saturday. LA VERNE BASEBALL Ryan Clark was 3-for-5 with two RBI and Perry Schatzow was 3-for-4 with an RBI as Kean (N.J.) defeated La Verne 8-5 in a California Invitational game at Ben Hines Field. Kyle Johnson had two hits and scored twice and Jack Mehl added two hits and an RBI for the Leopards (7-8). La Verne led 4-2 after four innings, before Kean (3-0) tied it up with two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tony Haro’s seventh-inning sacrifice fly snapped a 3-3 tie and Cal State San Bernardino went on to beat host Cal Poly Pomona 4-3 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association game at Scolinos Field. Brad Croxton, who belted a three-run homer in the series-opening win on Thursday, led off the eighth with his second double and went to third on an error by right fielder A.J. Cavaletto before Haro’s sacrifice fly put the Coyotes (14-7, 10-4) ahead. Cal Poly committed five errors leading to two unearned runs. Croxton had three hits, while Nick Hammer and Drew Valenzuela had two apiece for the Coyotes. Cavaletto was 3-for-5 with an RBI for Cal Poly (7-13, 1-9), which has lost nine games in a row. CHAFFEY SOFTBALL Junior forward/center Kemie Nkele led the way with 17 points and 14 rebounds, her 11th double-double of the season, while freshman Brittany Waddell (Hesperia High School) scored 17 points off the bench. Waddell tied a career-high with five 3-pointers and set a career-high with nine rebounds. CAL STATE BASEBALL center_img The UC Riverside women’s basketball team, seeking to repeat as Big West Conference Tournament champions, advanced to the tournament final with a 59-53 victory Friday against Long Beach State in the semifinals at the Anaheim Convention Center. The top-seeded Highlanders (20-10) reached the 20-victory plateau for the first time in school history and will play second-seeded UC Santa Barbara for the championship at 1 p.m. today. last_img read more

Siphon Creek forest fire crosses into Alberta

first_img This map show the area under an evacuation alert because of the Siphon Creek fire. This map show the area under an evacuation alert because of the Siphon Creek fire. Map of the Doig River Evacuation Alert. Map of the Doig River Evacuation Alert. The largest fire in the B.C. Peace is the Beatton Airport Road fire at 10,000 hectares in size.  For more information on that fire, click here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Siphon Creek wildfire, north-east of Fort St. John, has crossed the Alberta border.Fire Information Officer Emily Epp with B.C. Wildfire Services says it crossed earlier Thursday afternoon.Epp says B.C. fire fighters will fight both on both sides of the border to relieve Alberta fire crews, letting them focus on Fort McMurray.- Advertisement -No word on how far the fire has reached across the border.At last report, the fire was 9,000 hectares in size.  Over 70 forest firefighters and 17 pieces of heavy equipment are working the fire.An evacuation alert remains in place for residents near the fire and the Doig River First Nation.  Below are maps showing the areas under the alert.Advertisementlast_img read more

Classic transfer: Man United fan favourite rejoins Red Devils for £1.8m

first_img1 Mark Hughes during his first stint at Man United If recent reports are to be believed, then Man United could be about to offer a shock return to Nemanja Vidic, the defensive stalwart who left the club just six months ago.While his final season at Old Trafford was tarnished by the furore that surrounded David Moyes’ time as manager, the Serbian remains very much a fan favourite and should he perform a sensational u-turn, will be only the 16th player in the club’s history to return for a second stint.Paul Scholes was the last United player to make something of a return, after reneging on his initial retirement plans at the end of the 2010/11 season, to pull on the United shirt just six months later, but you have to go back to 1988 and Mark Hughes to find a player that the club actively sought to bring back to Old Trafford.Hughes initially joined United as a youth, eventually breaking into the first team in 1983, some three years after graduating from the club’s academy.By the end of the 1983/84 season he was a first choice striker, having forged a partnership with Frank Stapleton. Over the next two campaigns, Hughes repaid then-manager Ron Atkinson’s faith, scoring 42 goals in all competitions and collecting an FA Cup winners’ medal to underline himself as one of English football’s finest marksmen.It therefore came as a huge surprise that he was sold in the summer of 1986 to Terry Venables-managed Barcelona for a reported £2m.Hughes enjoyed mixed fortunes abroad, struggling at Barcelona, but thriving on loan at German giants Bayern Munich, where he rediscovered his scoring touch. And it was this return to form that brought about his return to Old Trafford in 1988.Man United, by then under the stewardship of Alex Ferguson, had a largely underwhelming attack line, with star forward Norman Whiteside dropping into a midfield role, leaving Brian McClair and Peter Davenport as the only real options up top.With Hughes looking unlikely to get back into the Barcelona team following Venables’ own departure from the Catalan club, Ferguson swooped and snapped up Hughes for a club record £1.8m – a fee that would be quickly justified.By the end of his first season back, Hughes was voted PFA Player of the Year, and while United initially struggled under Fergie, the Welshman frequently found the net.Over the next seven seasons, Hughes would become a cornerstone in the rise of United as the dominant force in English football, firing them to back-to-back Premier League titles, two further FA Cup crowns, a League Cup win and Cup Winners’ Cup success.By the time he left the club for good in 1995, Hughes had scored 163 goals for the Red Devils, underlining himself as a club legend.last_img read more

Arsenal blow: Sanchez will NOT return for derby clash with Tottenham

first_img Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez will not be fit for Arsenal’s clash with arch-rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday.The Chilean is still struggling with a hamstring injury which saw him miss last weekend’s win over Aston Villa.“The latest is that Alexis is not ready,” Arsene Wenger told the club’s website.“He is not far away, the Leicester game [at home next Tuesday] is a possibility. He is of course very difficult to keep quiet. He is training but it’s light training.”The absence of Sanchez will be a big blow for the Gunners as they look to make it six straight wins in all competitions.The 26-year-old has been in outstanding form since his summer arrival from Barcelona, netting 18 goals in 32 appearances.There is good some news for Arsenal, however, with Danny Welbeck named in the matchday squad for the short trip across north London.Welbeck has not played since the win over West Ham in December after picking up a thigh injury. 1last_img read more

Robben admits he may never play for Bayern again

first_imgYet on Thursday, Robben admitted that his hopes of playing a final competitive game for Bayern are fading.“I have my concerns, and I am not sure if I can play for Bayern again this season,” he told Sky Sport News in Germany.The Dutchman has not played for Bayern since their 5-1 Champions League victory over Benfica last November.After an initial thigh injury, Robben was set to return to action in January, but remained sidelined after further problems with his calf.In February, he had an operation to remove two infected teeth, which were reportedly identified as the root cause of his injuries.Yet six weeks on, the Dutchman is still not fit to play.“It is frustrating to not know what the problem is,” he told Sky.In a decade at Bayern, Robben has won seven Bundesliga titles and four German Cups. In 2013, he scored the winner in the Champions League Final against Borussia Dortmund.His future plans after leaving Munich remain unclear, but he has been linked with a return to his home club Groningen and a move to MLS club Toronto FC.“Of course I have had a few calls, but at the moment I just want to make sure I am training again over a long period of time,” said Robben.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dutch winger Arjen Robben fears that he will not make a long-awaited return to action for Bayern Munich © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Apr 11 – Veteran Dutch winger Arjen Robben fears that he has played his last game for Bayern Munich as he struggles to return from injury before he leaves the club this summer.Robben, 35, will end a glittering 10-year spell at Bayern when his contract ends this summer, and had hoped to return to fitness in time for a fitting send-off.last_img read more

EURO 2016: DELIGHT FOR COLEMAN AND GIVEN AS IRELAND EARN CRUCIAL WIN

first_imgSOCCER: There was delight for Donegal duo Shay Given and Seamus Coleman as they helped Ireland to a crucial win over Georgia at the Aviva Stadium tonight. It was a nervy night in Dublin as Ireland struggled to breakdown the resolute Georgia side in the first-half.They failed to create any chances of any note in the opening period and Martin O’Neill rung the changes at half-time. Ireland talisman and captain Robbie Keane was withdrawn at half-time and was replaced by Southampton FC striker Shane Long.Long’s pace and work-rate caused the Georgia defence problems and he has now staked a big claim for a regular starting place.Ireland toiled and James McCarthy wasted some glorious opportunities before Jon Walters struck the decisive goal.Wonderful play from Jeff Hendrick opened up the Georgian defence and his pull-back was toe-poked home by Walters. Seamus Coleman had an outstanding game and was always a great outlet for the Irish side going forward.He was ably assisted by Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady who enjoyed fine game for O’Neill’s side.Shay Given was rarely troubled but anything he had to do he did well and earned himself another clean sheet.Ireland are now FOUR points clear and look odds on to get a play-off spot to reach the European Championships in France next summer. EURO 2016: DELIGHT FOR COLEMAN AND GIVEN AS IRELAND EARN CRUCIAL WIN was last modified: September 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

FUFA Big League: Wakiso continue unbeaten start as Proline is held away from home

first_img Tags: Entebbe FCtopWakiso Giants The Wakiso team that started against Entebbe on Thursday (Photo by Wakiso Media)FUFA Big League:Thursday, 03-01-2019Elgon Group:-Entebbe 1-2 Wakiso Giants-Light S.S 0-1 UPDF-Nebbi Central 0-1 Kyetume-Dove 5-1 Bukedea Town CouncilRwenzori Group:-Kiboga Young 0-1 Dove-Kansai Plascon 1-1 ProlineWANKULUKUKU – Wakiso Giants maintained their unbeaten start to the 2018/19 FUFA Big league with a hard fought 2-1 victory away to Entebbe at the Betway Mutesa II Stadium on Thursday.In one of the four Elgon Group games played, Entebbe took the lead through a well drilled header by midfielder Solomon Wafula who nodded in past Mansoor Mutumba in the 13th minute.With four minutes of the first half to play, Abdul Karim Kasule restored purity for the visitors, curling an intended cross into the net past Entebbe’s custodian Noel Bayiga.Just a few minutes into the second half, Geoffrey Lutu turned the game on its head with the second for Ibrahim Kirya’s side.This was yet another fine result for Wakiso Giants who remain unbeaten in 10 matches and consolidate top spot with 19 points.For Entebbe, are still second from bottom with only 7 points accumulated so far.In the other Elgon group games played on Thursday, debutants-Light S.S fell 1-0 at home to Steven Bogere’s UPDF in Amuria.Nebbi Central also lost at home to visiting Kyetume 1-0 and Dove comprehensively defeated Bukedea Town Council 5-1.In the Rwenzori Group, Kiboga Young lost their unbeaten run, losing 1-0 to newly promoted Dove from Masindi at the Bamusuuta High School play-ground.Shafiq Bisaso’s Proline picked a point off Kansai Plascon during the one all draw played at the Bishops S.S play ground in Mukono.Comments last_img read more

Astronomalies

first_imgOne can’t fault astronomers for not knowing everything – only for pretending to. Here are some surprises indicating they have a long way to go.Earth and MoonEarth’s Inner Core Shouldn’t Technically Exist (Live Science). Talk about upsets; the “conventional story” of Earth’s core is “impossible,” this report says. Supposedly, earth’s core consists of metals that crystallized in the mantle and sank to the center of the Earth. Rejection of that possibility presents two new problems:In the paper [in Earth and Planetary Science Letters], the researchers argued that the standard model of how the Earth’s core formed is missing a crucial detail about how metals crystallize: a mandatory, massive drop in temperature that would be extremely difficult to achieve at core pressures.Weirder still, the researchers said, once you account for this missing detail, the science seems to suggest that Earth’s inner core shouldn’t exist at all.Courtesy Illustra Media, The Privileged PlanetWhy is this difficulty showing up now? “Everyone, ourselves included, seemed to be missing this big problem,” one of the authors said. Do they have a rescue device? Well, sort of. If a big chunk dropped into the mass, it might have nucleated crystal growth. But it would take an implausibly big object to do that. The authors are calling on other geophysicists to offer ways out of “Earth’s inner core nucleation paradox.” Coverage on Phys.org in layman’s terms challenges “core beliefs” asking, “Have we misunderstood how Earth’s solid center formed?” (Notice the tontology in the headline.)New study sheds light on moon’s slow retreat from frozen Earth (Astrobiology Magazine). Students of secular geophysics are aware of two long-standing challenges: the “faint young sun paradox” and the moon’s orbital recession from the Earth. The latter implies our moon would have been catastrophically close to the Earth in only a fraction of the assumed age of the solar system. This article says the moon is currently receding at 4cm (1.56 in) per year. If that rate is extrapolated back in time, it would imply the moon would have pumped enormous energy into the earth. Modelers at the University of Colorado at Boulder are trying to tweak the Snowball Earth hypothesis and the faint young sun paradox to make things work out, but admits in the end that “direct observational evidence in the geological record is currently lacking, making it the subject of debate among scientists.”How the planet’s poles keep trading places (Nature). This book review may be of interest for those wanting to understand how Earth’s magnetic field protects its inhabitants, or who wish to read about and evaluate modern theories of geomagnetism and how they were developed since the ancients first puzzled over magnetism.StarsMany stars don’t form in clusters (Science Magazine). The old textbook story said that stars form from fragmenting gas clouds, and so tend to form first in clusters then spread out. That’s apparently wrong, this short article says:Associations of young stars (no more than a few million years old) should therefore be slowly expanding. Ward and Kruijssen use astrometric data to test this idea by looking for evidence of expansion in several nearby young associations. They do not find any; the associations show no sign of ever having been gravitationally bound. The authors suggest that this indicates that star formation is dominated by turbulent fragmentation, not monolithic collapse.GalaxiesDwarf galaxies move in unexpected ways (Science). According to textbook models, satellite galaxies (dwarf galaxies) should be randomly distributed around giant galaxies. New observations dispute the models.They found that the satellites are distributed in a planar arrangement, and the members of the plane are orbiting in a coherent direction. This is inconsistent with more than 99% of comparable galaxies in simulations. Centaurus A, the Milky Way, and Andromeda all have highly statistically unlikely satellite systems. This observational evidence suggests that something is wrong with standard cosmological simulations.See also the lengthier analysis in Science by Michael Boylan-Kolchin, and the associated research paper by Müller et al. in Science that says the findings “challenge cold dark matter cosmology.” An article about this on Phys.org notes that the situation at Centaurus A “contradicts common cosmological models, simulations.” New Scientist agrees, saying in tontological manner, “Dancing galaxies may shake up our ideas of galaxy formation.”CosmologyThere could be entire stars and planets made out of dark matter (New Scientist). Such speculative ideas about mysterious unknown stuff like dark matter hardly deserve to be called science at all. Let the staff at New Scientist come back when they figure out what dark matter is and if it even exists. (Visited 522 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more