Former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ludovic Giuly believes Kylian Mbappe is on track to become the equal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel MessiThe 19-year-old striker has already been in the headlines across Europe for years and was the most expensive signing of the recent summer transfer window at €180m, when PSG made him a permanent member of their squadBut Mbappe’s profile is now at an all-time high following his exploits for France at the World Cup and his impressive start to the season at PSG.This has convinced Giuly that it’s only a matter of time before Mbappe reaches the level of Ronaldo and Messi.“We admire his progress, what he is doing. If he wants to become like Ronaldo or Messi… he’s on the right track,” Giuly told SportsMax.“You have to be consistent. That’s what he does. He has to win titles. That’s what he does. So, it’s up to him to protect himself well and be careful [with] what happens around him.”Giuly, who also had spells with AS Monaco and Barcelona in his playing days, thinks Mbappe could be the one to even end Ronaldo and Messi’s 10-year dominance of the Ballon d’Or.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…The France international is among the thirty names shortlisted for this year’s prize.“There are a lot of players on the list. We would like to see a French player [win it], whether it’s him, whether it’s [Antoine] Griezmann… They have the merit of being in the race to win it.“He is 19 years old, so he has the time to improve. So, if he doesn’t win it this year, he may win it next year or in two years.“That is all we wish [for] him. It’s complicated to win this award right now. But he could win it with what he’s doing today. He’s on the list.”Youngest player Kylian Mbappe pic.twitter.com/AtYZZxINVE— Takunda Matyenyika (@TakundaMatyeny) October 13, 2018
Alex Iwobi helped Nigeria seal a place in next year’s African Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon.The Arsenal midfielder played 90 minutes as the Super Eagles claimed a 1-1 draw against South Africa away from home to secure qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Arsenal’s official website.Gernot Rohr’s side took an early lead after South African defender Buhle Mkhwanazi turned the ball into his own net with a headed clearance, but less than 20 minutes later Lebo Mothiba leveled the score for the hosts.Al-Nassr striker Ahmed Musa then thought he had restored Nigeria’s lead in the 83rd minute, but his effort from close range was wrongfully ruled out for offside.Alex Iwobi: “I feel like an Evertonian now” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Alex Iwobi is pleased with how quickly he’s adapting at new club Everton following his prolific start to his Merseyside career.However, a single point proved sufficient for Nigeria to seal qualification for next year’s showdown in West Africa.The result also means the Super Eagles seal a return to Africa’s prestigious competition, after missing out on the last two editions since becoming champions in 2013.Nigeria next face Uganda in a friendly game on Tuesday.
Inter coach Luciano Spalletti wants to have “an immediate reaction” from Inter as well as support from the fans.Inter was defeated on Friday by Serie A champions Juventus and has only won one match out of the seven matches played so far in all competition.“It’s essential that we see an immediate reaction,” Spalletti said in his Press conference ahead of the Udinese game as was quoted by Football Italia.“I must say that I think these lads deserve the support of the fans. They showed their displeasure about what happened, and the desire to immediately re-start in a match like tomorrow’s.“They know very well that this is the first step, it won’t take you to your destination but it’ll move you from where you are.”When asked about last winter when the Beneamata went on a run of one win in 10 games and the fear of a repeat?“I think it’s different. You just look at the result, I have to look at the incidents which determined the outcome and to me it seems very different.”“The players are working in the right way, we lost a game and it hurts, it created difficulties in the reaction of our fans.“That said, we went out of the competition on goal difference [away goals] in the last 10 minutes.Serie A Season Preview 2019-20 Boro Tanchev – August 23, 2019 The 2019-20 Serie A campaign starts this weekend with the clash between Parma and defending champions Juventus.“In my opinion the team did very well, beyond a bit of a nervous reaction after going 1-0 down. We did very well and deserved to win, we created a lot of chances.“Clearly a result like this makes a big difference, but when the draw was made no-one gave us a chance of getting through and instead we were 10 minutes away.“We should have done more, but I don’t think it’s right to knock down what this team has done over the past year-and-a-half.“It seems to me, given the way our result was treated, that there’s a desire to go and demolish what we’ve created, but it remains.“You need to look at where we started. Right now we’re 14 points behind Juventus, we started 29 points behind in seventh place.“We don’t have to throw away anything we’ve done so far, we’ve built something and we need to continue the journey, that’s what we’re working on now.“I don’t see games we’ve lost, or in which we didn’t win, as meaning we have to completely upend what we’ve done.“After that it’s clear that I should be the one in the crosshairs, not the players, because the players are doing what they need to do and they’ve shown they want to work in the right direction.“We’ll be sure to examine what happened, and keep working toward our objectives.
Manchester United’s Class of 92 achieved an astonishing amount of success together and played against some the greatest footballers to ever have graced the Premier League and now they’ve picked the very bestClass of 92 alumni Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville all came through United’s youth teams in the early 1990s along with a certain David Beckham.Together, the six men went on to achieve incredible feats which saw them go from winning FA Youth Cup win in 1992 to leading United to a historic treble in the 1998/99 season by winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.Now five of the stars of that generation in Giggs, Butt, Scholes and the Neville brothers have teamed up to use their experience to pick an all-time Premier League XI in an interview for Sky Sports’ Super Six.But the one key rule of the game was that they could not pick anyone who ever played for United.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Class of 92’s all-time Premier League XIGoalkeeper: David Seaman (a.k.a. “Safe Hands”)Right back: Pablo ZabaletaCentre-back: Vincent KompanyCentre-back: John TerryLeft-back: Ashley ColeCentral midfield: Patrick VieiraCentral midfield: Steven GerrardCentral midfield: Frank LampardForward: Eden HazardForward: Alan ShearerForward: Thierry HenryThe Class of 92 stars were then handed the though choice in including a former or current United star into their line-up.After initially joking that they could include him at right-back, Gary Neville then suggested they add goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel to replace Arsenal and England legend Seaman.But eventually, they all decided on replacing Hazard with United legend Cristiano Ronaldo after Nicky Butt’s suggestion.Ronaldo had managed 84 goals and 45 assists in 196 Premier League appearances to help United on their way to three league crowns before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009 for a then-world record fee of €94m.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was happy to see Paulo Dybala cap off his strong performance with a great goal in Friday’s 3-0 win over Frosinone.The Argentine forward ended his 11-match league goal drought in the sixth minute of the game against Frosinone after firing into the top corner of the net from Cristiano Ronaldo’s pass.It was only Dybala’s third goal in his 21 Serie A appearances this season for Juventus.But, for Allegri, the 25-year-old’s performances have been as solid as ever despite the lack of goals to his name.“I’m happy for him,” said Allegri on the club website.“He had a great performance and scored a great goal. The attackers live for this. Juventus needs a player like him, who is good on the lines.“This year the development of the game makes him find less space to score, but he is continuing to play very well.”Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Defender Leonardo Bonucci scored 11 minutes after Dybala’s opener at the Allianz Stadium with Ronaldo capping off a strong display from Juventus by netting his 19th league goal of the season.The result marked the Bianconeri’s second 3-0 win in a row and Allegri confirmed that his squad are in good shape ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Spain for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.“Yes, we are in a good condition,” said Allegri.“Apart from the setback against Parma we are doing well, and we are at a particularly important moment. The team’s effort has been good and from the individuals.”He added: “Let’s go to Madrid to score. Obviously, it will be a different game, but we are fine.“Training? I still have some doubts, the important thing is that the challenge is approached with the right attention.”Juventus are now 14 points ahead of second-place Napoli, who will play Torino on Sunday, at the top of the Serie A table.TURIN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 15: Paulo Dybala of Juventus celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and Frosinone Calcio on February 15, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
Former winger Mario Basler has advised Luka Jovic against pursuing a transfer to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.The 21-year-old forward has enjoyed a sensational second stint on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt this season and leads the Bundesliga scoring charts with 14 goals in 20 appearances.Jovic’s eye-catching progress in Germany has reportedly captured the interest of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Premier League side Chelsea and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also been linked.It’s understood that Frankfurt plan to take up their buy option on Jovic this summer for just €6m and will then allegedly make him available for sale with an asking price of €60m.Although reports indicate that bids in the region of €35m are more likely to be offered instead for Jovic’s signature, who is “honoured” by the strong interest in him.But Basler, who won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern between 1996 to 1999, has advised the young Serbian that staying at Frankfurt may be the best option for his career.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“What good does it do me if I wear the Barcelona jersey, but sit on the bench?,” Basler told Der Hessische Rundfunk.Former Frankfurt coach Dragoslav Stepanovic has also advised his compatriot to think twice about leaving the Commerzbank-Arena at the end of the season.“He’s now showing that he can become a really good player,” said Stepanovic.“But if he makes a switch now, two or three people will be in front of him again. It could ruin his career.”After graduating through the youth ranks at Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, who famously defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the Champions League earlier this season, Jovic joined Benfica in February 2016 but struggled to make his mark in Portugal.The Serbia international has since spent the last two years over at Frankfurt and has found the net 22 times in 42 Bundesliga matches.FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 19: Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt (8) celebrates as he scores his team’s seventh goal and his fifth during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Commerzbank-Arena on October 19, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Hillcrest Town Council’s Post-Pride Neighborhood Clean-Up Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Elizabeth Alvarez July 16, 2018 Updated: 2:53 PM Elizabeth Alvarez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego’s annual Pride celebrations generally attract several hundred thousand attendees, which means lots of excitement, but also lots of trash. Thankfully, San Diegians come together after the event to keep our streets clean.Elizabeth Alvarez was live in Hillcrest Monday morning to talk about the Post-Pride Neighborhood Clean-Up.Each yeah following Pride, HTC and their volunteers work in teams to spruce up the neighborhood. All supplies and breakfast treats are provided to start the day and light appetizers will be served at Mo’s Bar and Grill following the clean-up. Posted: July 16, 2018
Three teens detained after break-in at Chula Vista High School January 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, CHULA VISTA (KUSI)- Three teens were detained for an apparent break-in at Chula Vista High School today, a police officer said.A staff member at the high school called police about 7 a.m. to report seeing three teenage boys lighting a small fire in a trash can outside one of the school’s buildings, Chula Vista police Lt. John Autolino said.The three ran off when the employee tried to approach them, police were told.Officers heading to the high school spotted three people matching the descriptions of the suspects, Autolino said.Meanwhile, the staff member noticed that a classroom door was open and some desks inside were turned over. It wasn’t clear if anything was taken. Two of the suspects were identified as 16- and 17-year-old boys, and were turned over to the custody of their parents.The other suspect, an 18-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Posted: January 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Skateboarder killed in Chula Vista after being struck by vehicle June 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police found a 23-year-old man dead on a Chula Vista street early Sunday, possibly killed after being struck by a car while skateboarding.Officers found the man unresponsive in westbound lanes of Buena Vista Way near Rancho Del Ray Parkway at about 4 a.m. following 911 calls about an injured pedestrian in the area, Chula Vista police Lt. Dan Peak said.Police provided lifesaving efforts, but the man could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene, Peak said.The man’s name was not released.A preliminary investigation indicated the man either was hit by a car while skating or was struck after falling in the road, Peak said.Officers asked anyone with information on the incident to call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: June 17, 2018
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Jonathan Halvorson, Posted: August 19, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Reality Changers has developed a nationally-recognized, three-stage college access program that changes realities for high-potential, inner city youth and now has a new President and CEO.According to the organization, after nearly two decades later, Reality Changers now serves nearly 1,000 youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in Southern California every year.Tamara Craver joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the group.For more information click here. Jonathan Halvorson Reality Changers welcomes a new President and CEO August 19, 2019
This harvest, U.S. soybean farmers will spend countless hours in the fields gathering a portion of the food and feed for the rest of the world. Seeing that tank on the combine fill up quickly with high-yield soybeans and pushing the button on the master control lever to pour part of a season’s worth of work into the bin is sure to bring a smile to any farmer’s face. While farmers are taking to the fields, armed with the latest reports, technology and most of all, eager determination—the World Soy Foundation (WSF) is kicking off a new year of the Acre Challenge and is looking to partner with all those farmers “pushing the button” as they harvest their acres. The campaign’s slogan “Push the Button. Give Your Acre. Be Part of the Solution.” relates back to their deep roots in agriculture. The Foundation was founded by farmer leaders that believed in the power of their soybean crop to be part of a solution to relieving world hunger and malnutrition.Those farmers posed a challenge to their fellow growers through the Acre Challenge. They challenged other growers to give the value of just one of their acre of soybeans and be part of the group of U.S. soybean farmers helping to alleviate hunger around the world. The fiscal year and one of the WSF’s most successful Challenge campaigns in their history just ended. Nearly 570 U.S. soybean farmers from 31 states accepted the Challenge and helped them raise approximately 101 percent of their $100,000 goal.The WSF would like to specifically recognize Iowa, the top supporting state of the 2013-2014 Challenge. The generosity of 70 farmers raised over $16,605 to help the WSF continue reducing malnutrition through the power of soy! It is not without farmers like the Iowa farmers that WSF can continue addressing one of the gravest issues of our world today.While farmers look to their next planting season in the coming months, the WSF is also planning for this year’s Acre Challenge and kicking off with their “Push the Button” campaign. The campaign urges farmers to consider joining the WSF and the Acre Challenge during their harvest. As that button is pushed to pour out acres and acres of soybeans, the value of just one of those acres could make a world of difference to a hungry, malnourished child in countries across the world like Guatemala, Honduras or South Africa. Click HERE to watch a video on the campaign and the WSF.“Farmers and industry together, as partners, can help feed young hungry kids around the world by introducing soy and soy protein into their diets through the work of the WSF,” said Scott Fritz, WSF Board Chair and Indiana grower. “A young child lacking protein in the formative years can never recover and helping kids develop healthily is something we can all feel and understand.”So, during this harvest, consider the campaign’s motto and “be a part of the solution” to reducing malnutrition and hunger—push the button for the WSF and share the value of an acre. Click HERE to check out an infographic, “Hunger vs. the Power of Soy,” to learn how the value of an acre is more than just dollars and cents.To “push the button,” simply calculate the value of an acre of soybeans in your operation (yield multiplied by price), or visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org/supportus/donate to give securely online. A check can also be mailed to: World Soy Foundation; 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100; St. Louis, MO 63141.
With no suspect identified 10 days after Bethany Storro was found injured by acid burns to her face, speculation by some is raising this question:Is it possible Storro injured herself?Asked Thursday night whether police detectives have considered the possibility that Storro might have inflicted the injuries to herself, Detective Sgt. Scott Creager told The Columbian that he couldn’t discuss it. The reasons will become clear later, he said.Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said Thursday that various news outlets are the only ones that raised the question of whether Storro’s burns were self-inflicted and said, “We don’t have any evidence that shows that. She’s the witness that’s provided us the most information.”She added, “We have not had reports of that other than speculation.”Storro’s mother, Nancy Neuwelt of Vancouver, also has declined to comment on the idea, which she called “negativity.”Kapp said Thursday that Major Crimes Unit detectives were still focused on looking for a woman whom Storro described as an assailant who, in a random attack, walked up and threw acid in her face on Columbia Street just north of Esther Short Park about 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 30.Police released an image depicting the woman, based on Storro’s recollection, but the woman hadn’t been found.“Nobody’s seen that woman, though they’ve seen women who resemble her,” Kapp said Thursday. “We believe the suspect is likely local.”Storro, 28, who recently moved to her native Vancouver from Priest River, Idaho, was treated at the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, where she appeared, with bandages on her face, before news cameras. She’s been released from the hospital.
Police and at least 10 volunteer searchers spent most of Monday looking around Fisher’s Landing and Cascade Park for a missing man.Robert Grainger apparently left his pants and other clothing on a hook and left wearing only a dark T-shirt and his white boxer undershorts at about 4 a.m. Police believe he may be suffering from an as-yet-unidentified medical problem, or possibly the effects of recent shoulder surgery.Grainger’s home is in the 16600 block of Southeast 34th Way in Fisher’s Landing.Two search dogs, one a bloodhound, tried to sniff out Grainger’s trail. Officers with the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office were helping about 10 trained volunteer searchers. But as of late Monday night they had found no trace of Grainger — and no explanation for why he left home.“We’ve got no leads and it’s about the strangest missing-person case I’ve dealt with in quite a while,” Vancouver police Cmdr. George Delgado said shortly after nightfall. He’s “just a normal everyday good citizen. There’s nothing suspicious whatsoever, except the man is gone. There’s just no rhyme or reason to this.” Grainger’s wife and other family members are cooperating with police in the search, including inside the family’s home, for any explanation. No notes to explain why he left were found and all his clothing is believed to be accounted for.Grainger is not believed to have argued with any family members, or to have any other emotional reasons for being upset and leaving his home.
Here is a press release from the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department:Low-elevation coastal state park campgrounds have been safely evacuated due to a tsunami warning. They will remain closed until further notice. Beach access points have also been closed until further notice. For the latest information, call 1-800-551-6949.
The Vancouver City Council’s award of a $1.77 million contract to a Ridgefield-based construction firm Monday night brings the city one step closer to its summer deadline to move into its new City Hall.Skyward Construction entered the lowest bid in a second round of bidding for the project, which will provide needed changes to the building’s interior to accommodate its change from a former newspaper headquarters to a municipal base.The building, at 415 W. Sixth St., will house customer service operations, a new permit center, and a large multiuse meeting space on the ground floor. The second floor will house the city council chambers, the city manager’s office and CVTV offices. The third and fourth floors will be occupied by other city departments, while unoccupied space on the sixth floor will become home to a CVTV production studio. The fifth floor and most of the sixth will continue to be leased to private companies.Vancouver purchased the six-story LEED gold certified building from Bank of America in June 2010 for $18.5 million. The Columbian and its publisher, Scott Campbell, had no financial stake in that sale. The city also bought The Columbian’s former leased office furniture for $200,000, about 11 cents on the dollar of the original price tag, from finance company G.E. Capital. The money for the interior construction was approved as part of the 2010 capital budget, Property Management Specialist Stephen Keller said Monday.The city council rejected the original round of bids for the interior work in February after one bidder complained that the city’s qualifications for bidding were too stringent. Skyward’s bid of $1.77 million was actually a bit higher than the first round of bids in February, which had a low bid of $1.73 by JWC Construction of Vancouver. JWC did re-bid for the City Hall construction contract, but raised its bid to $1.9 million.
A single, unmarried worker in Washington state needs a wage of $16.13 an hour to make ends meet, according to an organization that studies the so-called living wage level around the country.Two adults who have two children would need to earn $29.42 an hour, according to a report from the Alliance for a Just Society.The alliance is a coalition of eight state-based community organizations, including the Washington Community Action Network.It has issued its annual Job Gap Report on the living wage for the past 14 years.The latest report, from February, features two Spokane workers who are struggling to make ends meet.One of them is Isaiah Day, a 23-year-old cook at a downtown chain restaurant who works part time for $10.25 an hour, which is above Washington’s minimum hourly wage of $9.19. Washington has the highest minimum wage in the country.Earning that kind of money “definitely isn’t enough to do all of the things I want to do,” Day said. He’d like to go to college or find a job that pays better, he said.He earned just $13,500 in 2012, partly because he didn’thave his job for the full year. He’s been promoted from dishwasher to cook, which should mean a small salary increase, he said.Day said he lives with a roommate and pays $250 rent. He doesn’t own a car and walks more than a mile to work. He has no health insurance. But he gets a free meal during his shift and sometimes gets to take home leftovers.
Portland firefighters rescued a man Tuesday evening who was clinging to an inner tube in the Columbia River near the Interstate 5 bridge. Around 6:50 p.m., Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a boater in distress call near the bridge. Although the man had been sitting on his inner tube, he got out for some reason and couldn’t get back on it, said agency spokesman Ron Rouse. Firefighters got the man and his inner tube into Rescue Boat 17 and back to shore.This time of year, the rescue boat keeps busy, Rouse said. “We just want everyone to be smart on the water.” The man’s name, age and place of residence were not released.
The sun shone down on the Proto Cathedral of St. James the Greater on Sunday as the voices of a choir emanated onto 12th Street from inside the downtown Vancouver church.Seconds later, altar servers emerged from inside and slowly walked down the front steps. One carried a gold crucifix while others held tall white candles or swung thuribles full of burning incense. Then came the Rev. W.R. Harris carrying the Blessed Sacrament, a piece of bread believed to be consecrated as the body of Christ. As Harris walked, four others shielded him from the sun by holding a processional canopy over his head. They were followed by two choral groups, two trumpet players, children dropping flower petals and a couple hundred members of the church’s congregation. Their walk took the congregation around parts of downtown as they occasionally stopped to pray or sing hymns. It was the first time in roughly 50 years that members of St. James led a Feast of Corpus Christi procession, which celebrates the Eucharist, out into the streets of Vancouver, parishioners said.The Eucharist is based on a long-held belief in Catholicism that the bread and wine received during Mass and other ceremonies take on the true body and blood of Jesus Christ.