Clips of Week: April 26, 2013

first_imgOur favorite web videos from the week that was:1. One Clean RiderThe story of Edward Norton and his “victory” in the 2003 Tour de France. This one will make you think…2. Blue Ridge Marathon x2Not exactly sure what’s going on here, but it appears these guys ran a marathon leading up to the Blue Ridge Marathon. If so, that’s insane.3. Maching the BikeGoing 135 mph on a bike is no joke.4. Especially Since…This was his last attempt. Skip to :44 for the epic-ness.5. River SoundsWe’ll wrap with just a beautiful fishing video.River Sounds from Rolf Nylinder on Vimeo.last_img

Chelsea Confirms Conte as New Coach

first_imgConte, who won the Serie A title in each of his three years as Juventus boss, is the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto di Matteo.“We are very pleased to have recruited one of the most highly regarded managers in world football,” said club director Marina Granovskaia.“We are equally pleased to do so before the end of the current season. This aids our future planning.”Conte has the task of rebuilding a side that won the Premier League title last season before imploding this term.Mourinho’s second spell came to an end on December 17 after a miserable start to the season and what Chelsea Technical Director, Michael Emenalo, described as “palpable discord” between the Portuguese and his players.Hiddink restored stability in his second interim spell as boss – the Blues are 10th with seven games to go – but Chelsea will fail to win a trophy and are set to miss out on Champions League football next season.Former Juventus player Andrea Pirlo wrote this in his autobiography: “Even when we’re winning, Conte comes in and hurls against the wall (and thus my little corner).“Anything he can lay his hands on… almost always full bottles of water. Fizzy water. Very fizzy water.”When Conte speaks “his words assault you”, says Pirlo, adding: “They crash through the doors of your mind, often quite violently, and settle deep within you.”Conte may have “some problems” adjusting to English football but his appointment will prove to be a “good decision”, says former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.“It is difficult when a manager changes championships,” Mancini, now in charge at Inter Milan, told BBC Sport.“It is important that he knows the league very well and very quickly. Probably he could have some problems at the start of his job.”Conte is a former Italy midfielder who made more than 400 appearances for Juventus, winning five league titles and a Champions League.He won 20 caps for his country and was part of the squad beaten by France in the final of Euro 2000.After spells coaching Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta and Siena, Conte returned to Juve in 2011, guiding them to the Serie A title at the first attempt.However, he was then charged with failing to report attempted match-fixing during his time as coach of Siena.Conte pleaded his innocence but was banned for 10 months – a sentence that was reduced to a four-month touchline suspension.Juventus retained their title despite Conte’s absence and won their third in succession the following season before his exit in 2014 to take over as Italy boss.Despite serving that touchline ban, the issue remains an ongoing concern for the soon-to-be Chelsea manager.Conte faces criminal proceedings after being accused of “sporting fraud”, with a trial due to start in Italy this week.Conte, who has always denied wrongdoing, is among 104 defendants.He is likely to be fined if found guilty, according to his lawyer Leonardo Cammarata, who added Conte’s reputation would be “seriously damaged”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram English Premiership club, Chelsea, has confirmed the appointment of Italy boss, Antonio Conte, as its new first-team head coach, starting from this summer.The 46-year-old former Juventus boss will begin a three-year contract after his country takes part in Euro 2016.“I am proud to be the coach of the national team of my country and only a role as attractive as manager of Chelsea could follow that,” he said.Guus Hiddink, who replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho, will remain in charge of the Blues until the end of the season. The final of Euro 2016 takes begins on July 10.last_img read more

No arrest in Better Hope pensioner’s murder

first_imgTwo weeks after the gruesome murder of 76-year-old Ramkissoon David, also called “Dilip” of Lot 61 Better Hope South, the Police are still to make an arrest.Acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessemy, when contacted, told Guyana Times that the Police were conducting further investigations into the murder and have questioned several persons, including the son of the now dead man.Detectives have established robbery was the motive for the murder after it was discovered that almost $6 million belonging to David was missing. The monies, according to well-placed sources, were kept in a secret place known only to the now dead man and a close relative.Murdered, Ramkissoon DavidHowever, that relative has denied having any involvement in the man’s murder. The Police are looking for new leads that can direct them to the perpetrators.The pensioner was found with his throat slit in the lower flat of his two-storey home. At the time of the discovery, he was sitting in an upright position facing the wall.The bedrooms in the upper flat of the house were ransacked. Family members subsequently found several envelopes torn and placed in the freezing compartment of a refrigerator. The elderly man, who was last seen alive at 13:30h at a nearby shop, was left at home alone by his relatives who went to spend the day at a creek on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.It was after they returned home and found the house in darkness, they suspected something was amiss. As they turned on the electricity, they realised that the bedrooms in the upper flat were ransacked and when they ventured into the lower flat, they stumbled upon the elderly man’s body.They later noticed a hole in the back fence which suggested that the perpetrators gained entry to the premises via that route.last_img read more

Budget shortfall, busing fees topic at upcoming SD 60 board meeting

first_img“If we can’t find a solution that works for us financially to provide free busing, the possibility of fees is still on the table.” One of the debates goes to the struggle with the provincial government over busing costs and whether or not it will result in student fees as early as next school year.“It’s before committee and [the] board is going to come up with a decision, I think, or a recommendation on Monday’s board meeting,” says Sloan. “…Certainly we’re looking at what we can do, and then we’ll take an action plan to the board and look for their response to how they want to deal with demands upon us that have been set by the province.”Following presentation of the provincial budget earlier this year, school boards across B.C. are dealing with what has been described by some as a Liberal government claw back of teacher’s strike savings.- Advertisement -Last month Mr. Sloan conceded there will be a funding pinch of about $340,000 for the local district budget – due at the end of June.Meantime, changes to the provincial funding formula position on busing costs has left district 60 will a shortfall of about $400,000, and despite local pleas to revisit the issue, there’s been no indication from the province of willingness to do so.“The province changed they way it allocates,” Sloan concludes. “They have now a factor, called a geographic location factor, and funding comes to districts in that manner and we’re still working on this.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Mexico threatens to file lawsuits if Guard troops detain migrants

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMigrant groups estimate 500 people died trying to cross the border in 2005. The Border Patrol reported 473 deaths as of Sept. 30. Sending the National Guard “will not stop the flow of migrants, to the contrary, it will probably go up,” as people try to get into the U.S. with hopes of applying for a possible amnesty program, said Julieta Nunez Gonzalez, the Ciudad Juarez representative of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute. Along the border in Nuevo Laredo, Carlos Gonzalez, a 23-year old from Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, was waiting for a chance to swim across the river into Texas. He said soldiers would not stop him getting to a construction job he had lined up in North Carolina. “Desperation gives one a lot of willpower. If they stop me 20 times, I’ll arrive on the 21st,” Gonzalez said resting on a street corner outside a migrant shelter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Mexico warned Tuesday it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops detain migrants on the border, and some officials said they fear the crackdown will force illegal crossers into more perilous areas to avoid detection. President George W. Bush announced Monday that he will send 6,000 National Guard troops to the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, but said the troops will provide intelligence and surveillance support to U.S. Border Patrol agents and will not catch and detain illegal immigrants. “If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting to directly participate in detaining people … we would immediately start filing lawsuits through our consulates,” Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in an interview with a Mexico City radio station. Mexican officials worry the increased security at the U.S. border will lead to more deaths. Since the bolstered surveillance at crossing spots in Texas and California in 1994, migrants have flooded Arizona’s hard-to-patrol desert and deaths have spiked. last_img read more