By Martyn HermanNine-time French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded as an “immovable obstacle” at Roland Garros this year, according to twice former winner Jim Courier.The American, who ruled the claycourt grand slam in 1991 and 1992, has watched the Spaniard’s increasing vulnerability on the red dust with interest in the build-up to the year’s second grand slam which begins in Paris on Sunday.While Courier believes the best-of-five-set format means Nadal remains formidable, he makes world number one Novak Djokovic favourite followed by Japan’s Kei Nishikori.“For the first time in many years Nadal will not be the favourite going into Roland Garros,” Courier, who will commentate on the tournament for British channel ITV, said.“That role is now firmly occupied by Novak Djokovic. Nadal is less vulnerable in Paris, given the best of five-set format which allows him more time to problemsolve but there are now guys in the locker room who see him as an opportunity rather than an immovable obstacle.”Nadal was beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters, following his defeat by Andy Murray in the Madrid Masters final the week before.The 28-year-old Spaniard also lost to Djokovic in Monte Carlo and has looked nowhere near the player who has lost only one match at Roland Garros in 10 years of domination.Djokovic, beaten in last year’s final by Nadal, has been in electrifying form and after beating Roger Federer to win the Rome title on Sunday looks to have a golden opportunity to complete his career grand slam.That favourite tag will bring its own pressures, though, and Nadal, who will be seeded outside the top four, is not the only threat to the Serb’s hopes of a first French Open.“Murray is most certainly a threat to go very deep and, if the draw breaks in his favour, a final is attainable,” Courier said.“Once you reach the final, anything goes – especially now that Nadal is playing like a mortal on the clay again.“Kei Nishikori is my second favourite behind Djokovic and I firmly believe he is the second best claycourt player today.“Also, Nick Krygios has the game, aggressive energy and athletic ability to stir things up the way he did at Wimbledon last year and in Australia in January.”
Forests, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Rainforests, Saving Rainforests, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests Article published by Genevieve Belmaker Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored According to Global Witness, over 60 percent of the timber inspected by Peru’s Agency for the Supervision of Forest Resources and Wildlife (OSINFOR) in the Loreto and Ucayali regions has illegal origins.A variety of logging permits have been used to launder about $112 million in timber. According to a recent report by Global Witness, there is evidence of disarray and illegality in Peru’s timber industry.The report focuses on the regions of Loreto, Ucayali, and Madre de Dios, which are Peru’s three most important regions for timber extraction. According to the report, which is entitled “The Forest Avengers,” all three regions have high rates of illegal timber extraction practices.Inspectors supervise loggers in the forests of Peru. Photo courtesy of OSINFOR.One of the findings is that over 60 percent of the timber inspected by Peru’s Agency for the Supervision of Forest Resources and Wildlife (OSINFOR) in the Loreto and Ucayali regions has illegal origins. That timber was extracted from land owned by people who have been sanctioned for serious violations of forest legislation.However, this figure has been deemed conservative because it only reflects the forested areas that have been supervised by OSINFOR, which are only about 40 percent of Peru’s forests, according to the report.Laura Furones, the director of the Peru campaign by Global Witness, says that the results of the analysis demonstrate a strong trend because they include data from the last 10 years. “This is not an anecdote or an eventuality; instead, these are high rates of illegality based on the evaluation of official data,” says Furones.In 2015, the largest seizure of Peruvian timber in history occurred aboard the Yacu Kallpa. Photo courtesy of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).Global Witness, which works to defend human rights and protect the environment, offered a panorama of the ways in which the timber is processed, the role of forest regents, and the participation of sawmills in the illegal industry. The report also includes the statements of some loggers who were recorded by hidden cameras. Some of them revealed that they know of many methods that are used to break the law.How illegal timber is processedFor many years, loggers in Peru have been transporting large quantities of illegally-sourced timber using methods that make the timber appear to be legal. They move the timber through a series of canals, often with the help and complicity of lax supervision, according to “The Forest Avengers.”The report also provided details on a variety of logging permits that have been used to launder about $112 million in timber, including permits that allow land to switch between agricultural, forest, and private use.Auditors search a forest for any irregularities in timber extraction. Photo courtesy of OSINFOR.Julio Guzmán, a lawyer with the Ministry of Environment of Peru, is very familiar with the loggers who are on the hunt for different methods to help them continue with their illegal activities. “The illegality keeps changing,” says Guzmán. He says there is a need for the implementation of reliable mechanisms to assist in the traceability of timber, which could help to reduce these crimes.One illegal activity involves “ghost trees.” The illegal loggers declare false locations in a forest, then move to a different location to secretly cut down trees. In the past decade, at least 88 million cubic feet of timber have been destroyed using this method. This corresponds to about 113,300 trees.Another illegal method involves local forests, which are typically managed by municipal governments or small committees. About $85 million in timber has been processed from these local forests in all of Peru. Furones, of Global Witness, says that 95 percent of the operating plans inspected between 2010 and 2017 included timber taken from other locations.“When OSINFOR intensified their enforcement actions in forest concessions, native communities, and other places from which timber is extracted, the illegal activity moved into local forests,” explains Guzmán.Various types of logging permits are used to launder timber. Photo courtesy of OSINFOR.Forests that are subject to changes in land use, in addition to forest plantations, are also sometimes used for illegal logging practices, according to Furones. Between 2016 and 2018, a total of 5,000 forested areas (covering just under 70,000 acres) were created, which, according to Furones, is “an open door to illegality.” Sawmills and forest regentsForest regents —referred to as “consultants” before 2014— can also play a key role in these illegal practices. A in 2018 explained how communities can sometimes be left to pay fines because of the actions of forest regents.Forest regents are responsible for the information recorded in management plants. They sometimes take advantage of their roles and record false data in extraction permits. The cycle of illegal activity is then completed with the support of regional officials.It is believed that the data in the report reflect lower rates of illegal logging than the true rates. Photo courtesy of OSINFOR.An example discussed in the Global Witness report is that of Roldán Pinedo Ríos. In 13 different operational plans that were approved by the government in the Loreto region in 2017, after Pinedo Ríos had obtained his regent’s license, 100 percent of the trees inspected were nonexistent. Those operational plans were used to launder almost 1.6 million cubic feet of illegal timber with an estimated value of $7 million.Pinedo Ríos’ case is far from the only example. There are 10 additional people, from forest regents to other officials, who signed dozens of management plans that include nonexistent trees. Nine of them have already faced legal proceedings for lying in the documents. In total, there are 572 operational plans that include these “ghost trees.”“The information about the consultants and regents is a reflection of the level of impunity,” says Julia Urrunaga, the director of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)’s Peru program. “For years, they have been validating nonexistent trees to launder millions of dollars in illegal timber,” she adds. Seven sawmills in the Ucayali and Loreto regions were investigated for the report by Global Witness. Photo courtesy of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).On a separate note, some of the largest sawmills in the Ucayali and Loreto regions have received enormous shipments of illegal timber. Eight of these sawmills (four in each of the two regions) were analyzed in the report by Global Witness. Based on data from forest transport guides and inspection reports from OSINFOR in 2016, 60 percent of the timber processed in the sawmills in Loreto, and 50 percent of that from Ucayali, had illegal origins. The total value of the illegal timber processed in these eight sawmills, in 2016 alone, was $16 million.“I believe it is important to see the quantity of illegal timber that enters the sawmills, where so much of this resource is processed,” says Urrunaga, who questions the idea that OSINFOR does not have the ability to oversee this business.Loggers share detailsGlobal Witness’ report also involved statements by undercover investigators. Furones explained that the use of a hidden camera to record conversations with loggers in the timber industry allowed the researchers to discover whether they were aware of the illegal activity in the industry.The statements are part of a video in which some loggers can be heard commenting on how environmental audits were conducted when OSINFOR was under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.Sections of tree trunks and large branches are taken to sawmills and collection centers. Photo by Omar Coloma.One of those loggers revealed that when the National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) was in charge of the audits and supervision, the loggers themselves covered the expenses of the inspections. Another logger mentioned that they sometimes weren’t inspected at all; the inspector may be in an entirely different location, but would sign the certificate as if they had arrived to the forest. A third logger recounted that before 2009 —when OSINFOR became affiliated with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) of Peru— everything was “very free” because any person could cut down a tree and send it to a sawmill.The loggers also discussed OSINFOR. “Now, they do inspections,” said one of them. Another commented that with the state agency, their work is more difficult because they cannot take out as much timber as before. “We have had to adjust,” said a third logger.In December 2018, the Peruvian government ruled that OSINFOR would leave the PCM and become part of the Ministry of Environment. This ruling has sparked controversy within the country because some sectors feel that it takes away independence from the organization.That controversy is not the only opposition to the new measure. has expressed disapproval because, according to them, the new policy violates the environmental agreements in the United States–Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, which was implemented in 2009.In the Office of the United States Trade Representative, a consultation process about the ruling has already begun. However, the administration surrounding Peru’s president, Martín Vizcarra, has defended it.OSINFOR must ensure that the timber that leaves the forest corresponds to accurate documents. Photo by Vanessa Romo for Mongabay Latam.The report by Global Witness also questioned the measure because, according to Furones, it could weaken OSINFOR. “In the last 10 years, OSINFOR has demonstrated that it is doing good work. It is essential that its independence is restored and that its powers are expanded to be able to confront the new forms of timber laundering that are emerging.For Urrunaga, the report serves to demonstrate the importance of maintaining an independent supervising organization. “The government should reconsider and return OSINFOR to the PCM. Without an independent institution, there cannot be traceability, nor can there be believable legal timber.”Attorney Guzmán proposed profound changes. “Peru should update its strategy against illegal logging. The current strategy was approved in 2002 and is no longer accurate to today’s reality. We should also make a coordinated effort that includes every institution. Otherwise, we will continue to have isolated proposals within each institution in the country, and we will not confront the problem in an appropriate way.”
Tina Lomas’ lesson about the color green began before her preschool students arrived for class. As part of their homework, students were asked to wear a green article of clothing. When they arrived, a bulletin board asked, “What can be green?” Lomas pulled a plastic army jeep, vest and leaf out of a “mystery box,” then asked students to guess green items. The guesses came – apple, alligator, turtle and Power Ranger. The repetition continued, as the students mixed glue and water to make “slime.” When they leave Lomas’ class for kindergarten, her students will be able to recognize colors and shapes. They will learn up to 30 numbers. And they’ll be able to recognize 10 letters plus the ones that spell their names. Lomas – selected Teacher of the Year for 2007-08 in LAUSD’s Local District 8 covering San Pedro to Watts – teaches at Eshelman Avenue Elementary School in Lomita. Lomas teaches two classes a day, each running two hours and 20 minutes. Preschool isn’t mandated by the state, but Eshelman has been offering it for almost a decade. Typically, children learn to read by the end of kindergarten or early first-grade. “It’s not expected that we’re teaching them to read,” Lomas said. “It’s getting them ready to read.” In her class, children trace U-shaped broken lines. They learn how to hold a pencil. In the three years she’s been teaching 3- and 4-year-olds, Lomas has won a following among Lomita families. “We have a waiting list for Ms. Lomas’ pre-K class every year,” Principal Millie Mladinich said. “It would be wonderful if every child could benefit from a pre-kindergarten experience, such as the students in Ms. Lomas’ class.” Lomas, 37, has been teaching at Eshelman since 1996. Three years earlier, she took a job teaching for the Los Angeles Archdiocese. She attended Holy Trinity School, Mary Star of the Sea High School and Mount St. Mary’s University, where she earned a teaching credential. Her father, a longshoreman, and mother, a cake-maker, raised her in San Pedro, which she still calls home.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A catalogue of events across the county will mark the transformation from Donegal Vocational Education Committee to the Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB).Donegal ETB’S remit encompasses Second Level Schools and Colleges, Basic, Further and Community Education, Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Youth Work, the Adult Learner Guidance Service and Donegal Music Education Partnership. Current FÁS training provision will also be under the remit of Donegal ETB.To celebrate the launch, Donegal ETB will have events running in communities all across the county during the week of 21st to 25th October and everyone is invited to join in. Referring to the upcoming launch and week of events, Shaun Purcell, Chief Executive Officer of Donegal ETB said the he and his staff are looking forward to celebrating and engaging with the local communities.“As an Education and Training Board, we are fully committed to facilitating people in communities across the county to avail of and enjoy the opportunities that quality education and training can provide,” he stated.“Helping students and adult learners achieve their individual goals and reach their potential is what we are about.”The themes for the week of celebrations are: Monday Celebration of Co. Donegal VEC (Past)Tuesday Enterprise EducationWednesday Health and WellbeingThursday Education ConferenceFriday The Arts, Culture and Irish Enterprise Education EventOn Tuesday, 22nd October, teams from all around the county will compete for an Enterprise Award at this event to be held in An Dánlann at LYIT.Teams will present the enterprising ideas to some of Co. Donegal’s leading businesses and employers, with each team being mentored by final year students of Business Studies at LYIT.I nGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada ar Oileán Árainn Mhóir beidh meantóirí ó Údarás na Gaeltachta ag teacht chun labhairt le na ranganna sinsearacha agus comhairle a thabhairt leo ar chomhlacht fiontraíochta a chur ar bun sa scoil. Health and WellbeingGartan Outdoor Education Centre always delivers education, enjoyment and excitement in equal measure. On Wednesday 23rd October, there are morning and afternoon sessions in Canadian Canoeing and Rafting, Mountain Bike Skills, Archery, and much more. All proceeds in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation and Autism Ireland. Booking essential on (074) 9137032 or email@example.comLetterkenny will host the ETB’s first 5k Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, 23rd October. The flat course is suited to all, beginners to super sprinters with prizes for a variety of categories.Education ConferenceDonegal ETB will host an Education Conference on The Irish Education System: Changes and Challenges. With so much change taking place in Post Primary and Adult Education, in the context of a harsh economic climate, now is the time to explore whether our education system as it stands is fit for purpose and whether it is possible for it to adapt to meet the multiple needs of individuals, community and society. The Keynote Speaker is Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University.The Arts, Culture and IrishDonegal ETB will round off the week with an eclectic array of events including: a book launch of ETB Student Writings by Carmel Harrington, renowned author of Beyond Grace’s Rainbow (Winner of the March 2013 Kindle Book Award); Art Exhibitions in Gortahork, Buncrana, Lifford, Letterkenny and Ballyshannon; the Youthreach Dragon is likely to show up in Inishowen; a céile on the beach on Arranmore; and a people maze and zombie walk in Bundoran!With such diversity, there’s something for everyone.For further information on these events, and many more, call into your local ETB school or centre, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.donegaletb.ieGiven the growing popularity of social media in learning and in society, you can also find Donegal ETB on Facebook and Twitter.MAJOR EVENTS TO LAUNCH DONEGAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING BOARD was last modified: October 10th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Donegal VECEducation Training Board
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where Mr Ward died.A retired civil engineer from Donegal died after a feeding tube was wrongly inserted into his lung.Charles Ward, 62, who was waiting for a liver transplant died at an English hospital after the hospital blunder, an inquest into his death has heard.Mr Ward died at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital two days after the nasogastric tube was fitted in January 2012. The nurse who fitted the tube, Gavin Kelly, said he had no reason to believe it was in the wrong place at the time.He said Mr Ward ‘coughed and spluttered’ when the tube was inserted and added “It is not a pleasant procedure.”The BBC has reported that Mr Ward, who had lived in Dawlish Warren, Devon, had been fed for six hours by the tube when he collapsed in his bed at 4am.He was rushed into intensive care where he died a day later. The Devon coroner Dr Elizabeth Earland was told that since Mr Ward’s death, procedures had been changed at the hospital.A second nurse, Paul Jenkins, told the inquest that Mr Ward had slumped on his bed on his side and was fighting for breath.He said when the tube was inserted, Mr Ward ‘coughed and spluttered several times’ as he tried to get his breath back.He added that Mr Ward had been ‘a bit agitated’ but there ‘was no mention of the tube being in the wrong place’.Nurse Jenkins said Okement ward at the hospital was ‘always busy’ and staff had been dealing with a couple of falls and some confused patients but he said ‘we were not rushed off our feet’. A medical expert Dr Jason Payne-James, a consultant forensic physician, said: “I do not believe these actions constitute gross negligence.”But the coroner heard that the feed tube used on Mr Ward was withdrawn after his death and a new model is used which a tip which is easier to see on an X ray.Solicitor Julie Ford, for the hospital Trust said the incident was ‘an unintended consequence of an intended action’.The coroner recorded a narrative verdict and said Mr Ward died from chemical pneumonitis caused by the liquid feed going into his lung because of the naso gastric tube being wrongly positioned. An acid PH test was carried out incorrectly by the staff nurse which should have indicated the tube had been inserted into Mr Ward’s lung and not his stomach.The inquest was told he suffered liver disease and was awaiting a liver transplant but he needed feeding up to make him fit enough for the surgery..DONEGAL LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENT DIED AFTER HOSPITAL BLUNDER was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Charles WarddeaddonegalfedinquestRoyal Devon and Exeter Hospitaltube
Bob and John is owned by Bob McNair, who also owns the NFL’s Houston Texans. The California-bred son of Seeking the Gold was coming off a third-place finish behind Brother Derek and Your Tent Or Mine in the Hollywood Futurity on Dec. 17. Before that, Bob and John won the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes at Hollywood Park by six lengths but was disqualified for interference through the stretch and placed third. Thus, Friday’s victory was the colt’s first since he broke his maiden with an 11
The two women each face two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder for financial gain in the deaths of Paul Vados, 73, in November 1999 and Kenneth McDavid, 51, in June 2005. The murder charges carry special allegations that could make the women eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Authorities alleged that Golay and Rutterschmidt befriended the two transients, convinced the men to sign them on to their life insurance policies and then collected some $2.3 million after they were killed. Federal agents have seized the money. “These people are not your grandmothers,” Kilcoyne said at a news conference. The investigation was launched last year when police looking into McDavid’s death found similarities to the Vados case. “We started with this farfetched story of a couple of women in this fantastic scheme,” Kilcoyne said. Investigators learned the women met 20 to 30 years ago while posing as guests at tony Beverly Hills and Brentwood hotels in order to lounge poolside. Surveillance teams never saw the women together, but insurance investigators discovered both their names listed as beneficiaries on the policies of the dead men.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two elderly women accused of killing homeless men in hit-and-run crashes to collect their life insurance drugged the victims before running them over slowly with cars, authorities said Thursday. “If they were awake it would be a slow painful death,” Deputy District Attorney Shellie Samuels said outside the courtroom after a judge postponed the arraignment of Olga Rutterschmidt, 73, and Helen Golay, 75. “We think they drugged them with pills or alcohol first, then ran over them,” police Detective Dennis Kilcoyne said earlier in a prepared statement. The court appearance came a day after the women were released from federal custody and re-arrested on state murder charges. Both women answered “yes” when asked if they agreed to the postponement but said nothing else during the proceedings. Arraignment was rescheduled for Aug. 29. Attorney Roger Jon Diamond, who represents Golay, sought the delay for reasons that were not made public. Police also said they were trying to locate three men whose names were found on applications for $800,000 in life insurance. They were identified as Nicolas Koos, 66; Jimmy Allen Covington, 46; and Scott B. Gones, whose age was not immediately known. Detectives believe Covington may be in the San Francisco Bay area.
huge blow Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Crystal Palace (Saturday) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield United (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Huddersfield (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Manchester City (Saturday) – talkSPORTWolves vs Manchester United (Saturday) – talkSPORTMillwall vs Brighton (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs Liverpool (Sunday) – talkSPORT REVEALED RANKED 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LIVE on talkSPORT no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Van Dijk has been exceptional since joining Liverpool in January 2018 BEST OF “Every Champions League winning team needs a player like Van Dijk.”“When you see him as calm as he is, it rubs off and everybody has that belief.””Van Dijk is the player you need to put the #UCL top strikers to sleep!”@Glen_Johnson ❤️ Virgil Van Dijk. pic.twitter.com/WDLqcJ516B— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 14, 2019Johnson, who spent six years at Anfield, admits a small part of him is jealous he never got to play alongside the Dutchman.“I would’ve liked to have him at Liverpool [when I was there],” he added.“But, to be fair, we did have top centre-halves at the time as well. We had [Daniel] Agger and [Martin] Skrtel. “As a player you don’t want to see others around you panicking and that’s one thing I’ve never seen him do,” Johnson told Jim White on talkSPORT.“When players see him as calm as he is in every situation, it rubs off and everyone puffs themselves out as well.“There’s going to be many times in the Champions League you’ll come up against world class strikers, and he’s the player you need to put them to sleep.” There are eight live commentaries remaining across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and when you can hear them, below… ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Not only did he get on the score sheet, Van Dijk kept the deadly Robert Lewandowski virtually silent for two legs.And, according to Johnson, you need a player like that if you want to win the Champions League. MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson believes Virgil van Dijk can lead the Reds to Champions League glory.The Dutchman starred yet again as Liverpool dumped Bayern Munich out of the competition with a convincing 3-1 victory in the Germans’ own back yard. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “This guy has taken it to another level. He’s so good on the ball, so clam, big and strong – there’s not really a weakness in his game at the moment. ”Liverpool will discover their quarter-final opponents on Friday, alongside fellow Premier League clubs Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City.Ajax, Porto, Juventus and Barcelona complete the last eight.
Jamie Walker has admitted he is feeling an extra responsibility to fire Hearts up the Scottish Premiership table.The attacking midfielder has been used across the width of the pitch this season, with winger Sam Nicholson ruled out injured and Billy King loaned to Inverness.Walker is the club’s second top scorer with seven goals and with more than 130 appearances to his name since making the first team breakthrough in 2012, he said he is now adapting to life as one of Hearts most experienced stars.Asked if he felt a weight of responsibility to create chances in Ian Cathro’s side, Walker said: “I think so because that’s the kind of player I am. A lot of the onus is on me now. The capital side last tasted victory away from Tynecastle back in September.Walker said: “Since we won 2-0 at home against Rangers we have not played well at all.“And, with the new manager coming in, he is still trying to get his points across.“Everyone knows how hard it is to come to Tynecastle with the atmosphere and the fans close to the pitch.“I think we just take to it as a team and that is why we’ve picked up most of our wins at home.“If we keep working away and doing things right hopefully we will pick up a few more points on the road.” “I am 23 and I think I need to be influencing games a lot.“I was happy in the last couple of weeks to get back amongst the goals and hopefully I can keep it going over the Christmas period.”Hearts travel to Dens Park on Friday night hoping to improve on a poor away record in the league.While the team’s home form is strong – five wins, only one defeat and just seven goals conceded – on the road Hearts have struggled, picking up just two wins and shipping 15 goals in six games.
JOBS: A well-established General Building & Civil Engineering Contractor is seeking to fill two positions on their hard-working, professional and dynamic team. Glebe Builders, Donegal Town are taking applications for the following roles: General Office Administrator: The successful candidate will have relevant experience in a similar role, with a good understanding of construction and a strong administration ability. Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following:Answering incoming calls and routing them to the appropriate person in the officePlace outgoing calls as requested or requiredFiling and making files. (Electronic & hardcopy)Good computer literacy skills (Proficient in Microsoft Office )Have the ability to work on own initiativeHave good communication and organisational skills. Must be PunctualObtaining material prices from suppliersStock keeping of plant & materialsMaintaining Health & Safety recordsPrevious experience within the Construction Industry a plus. Junior Engineer/ Site Clerk (Project based in Meath area): The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience in a similar role.Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following:Setting out and checking works as required for the project;Coordinating Sub-Contractors including maintaining a daily Site Diary detailing manpower levels for each Sub-contractor and keeping accurate notes of all on-site activities;Scheduling daily Work Programmes;Scheduling steel reinforcement and other material requisitions;Making of Concrete Cubes including recording locations, sending for testing and analysing results as well as other quality checks as required;Maintaining a register of all personnel on site each day, including start and finish times;Hiring and off hiring of plant in conjunction with the General Foreman;Processing all requisition orders for materials and plant to Head Office and ensuring Purchase Orders are issued;Signing for materials and plant equipment delivered to the site and ensuring that delivery dockets are returned to Head Office in line with procedural requirements:Ensuring that all plant is returned at the end of each shift and taking responsibility for plant and materials in the site stores;Supporting the Safety Personnel in ensuring adherence to and implementation of the Safety Management System;Ordering materials and keeping a log of all materials held in the site store;Handling all physical enquiries to site and relaying messages as appropriate;Register all drawings, circulate to Site Management Team and remove superseded drawings from system – storing as appropriate for records;Maintain main Contract Filing System and keep up to date. If you’re interested in any of these positions, and feel you possess the necessary skills required for the roles then send your CV to email@example.comJob Vacancies: Positions available with well-established Donegal Contractor was last modified: December 22nd, 2016 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)