Former president Ramon Calderon spoke to Mundo Deportivo about the current crisis in the club, he points his finger directly at Florentino Perez.With the lack of positive results that Real Madrid has right now, it’s quite easy for people like Ramon Calderon to accuse Florentino Perez of all the mishaps that have taken place inside the club.The former Real Madrid president has always been very vocal about his hatred towards the man who took his job back in 2009, the Madridistas voted for Florentino Perez to come back and save the club from ostracism and he made them go back to their days of glory in a little less than a decade.But an institution such as Real Madrid can’t spend more than a single season without winning trophies, because its detractors don’t take long to surface back out and come after the president for the current situation in the club.Ramon Calderon is one of the club’s most outspoken critics who has always expressed his disapproval of several decisions that Florentino has made over the years and this current time of crisis is no different.But Calderon’s approach has a lot more to do with a single fact, which is the recent confrontation that the current president had with Cristiano Ronaldo that resulted in the Portuguese forward’s exit.💥 Rajada de Ramón Calderón contra Florentino Pérez:“Es un ingeniero. Sabe muy bien construir puentes y túneles pero un equipo de fútbol no es lo mismo” https://t.co/9xH4A1Mz8t vía @JoanPoquiEraso pic.twitter.com/SYZFVlBCHX— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) October 25, 2018We all know the story of how things went, how Florentino refused to give Ronaldo his major well-deserved payday and how things just started crumbling down from that moment forward until the state of things today.Los Blancos are now under one of their biggest crisis in recent memory, with a manager who is very different to what they had with Zinedine Zidane and without Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portuguese forward is now living a new great chapter of his career at Juventus and proving every day, that Florentino Perez made a terrible mistake when he refused to humor the player’s wage demands.This is the single most important reason why Real Madrid is currently going through this deplorable form, it is also the best excuse that all critics like Ramon Calderon needed to come after the club’s weak points and why they came out of their caves when the most successful football institution in history is going through some hard times.Ramon spoke to Mundo Deportivo this Thursday about several topics. He wants Julen Lopetegui to remain in the club despite the bad results, he thinks Jose Mourinho will take his place, but he doesn’t want the Portuguese manager’s return to Los Blancos.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But his biggest point of criticism, was against Florentino Perez’s poor decision-making when Cristiano Ronaldo asked for that pay raise.🇪🇸 HE GETS TOO INVOLVEDDoes Florentino Perez get involved in the club’s on the pitch ordeals?Former president Ramon Calderon thinks he does…📞 0208 70 20 558📻 558 AM/DAB📲 https://t.co/XWhRQgRLH7 pic.twitter.com/cbLXONKLOb— LOVE SPORT Radio (@lovesportradio) October 23, 2018“You can feel Cristiano’s absence in Real Madrid. In any company when success occurs like the case of Real Madrid, the employees naturally expect for the working conditions to improve or they ask for them,” said Calderon.“Management didn’t listen to his requests and he was reading that another player was coming and he was getting paid with €350 million, and he was only getting €50 million. Ronaldo was reading this every day.”“There comes a moment in which you realize that they don’t want you in the company anymore, this was the president’s biggest mistake. In Real Madrid, we have a system in which we sign players out of a whim, out of impulse and there is no sporting director.”“In this club, the president is the only man responsible for the sporting side of the institution and he is an engineer. Florentino knows how to build bridges, tunnels, and highways very well. But building a football club is not the same.”“I believe Cristiano also made a big mistake by leaving, there are not many clubs that can give you what Real Madrid can,” he concluded.Do you agree with Calderon about Florentino and Cristiano Ronaldo’s mistake? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Hearts forward Steven Naismith believes the team can rediscover their early-season winning run.The Scottish Premiership club got their first win since Naismith went down with a knee injury on Saturday.Craig Levein’s side led the Scottish Premiership at some point this season after winning eight of their first 10 games in the league but injury to Naismith coupled with the absence of the likes of Christophe Berra, John Souttar and Uche Ikpeazu, has seen them tumble to fourth.But Berra returned to full fitness earlier in the December and with his expected return during the festive period, Naismith is confident that the team can rediscover their winning run.Naismith, whose team are only three points off the top, said, according to SportsMole: “You chop it into blocks. We need to be looking at being still in that mix around the winter break.”News: Pereira has gone on loan from United to Hearts George Patchias – August 13, 2019 The young Portuguese goalkeeper has secured a loan deal for the remainder of the season to Hearts of the Scottish Premier League.According to a…“It’s shown so far this season that every team can take points off everybody. It’s about building groups of games and getting good performances.”“We have shown over the first three or four months of the season that we are capable of doing that.”“The boys that have been in the team have shown over the last week that they are not just going to sit down and accept it.”“You could easily have gone through the week of the Rangers game, St Johnstone, Motherwell, with no points but we have put up some good fights. On other days we would have got more points but we’ve dug in, we have shown a steeliness.”“The more players come back, you would hope the more competition for places and the performances rise again.”
According to J-League Thailandese superstar Chanathip Songkrasin the team hopes to beat the Chinese national team to go to the next round.Thailand and China will meet up tonight in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And for J-League Thailandese superstar Chanathip Songkrasin, the Chinese national team will not be easy to beat.“This is a knockout stage. If we lose, it means we have to go home. But that’s not what we want,” Songkrasin told The Thaiger.“We still hope to continue in the tournament.”Lippi turned down the Spurs because of his English Manuel R. Medina – September 7, 2019 The China national team manager, Marcello Lippi, had a chance to join Tottenham Hotspur in the past but he feared his English was not good enough.“We won’t underestimate China,” he added.“We have to stick to the game plan and stay really focussed. Chinese players are very strong and have an aggressive game.”“They have improved dramatically,” he commented.“We need to rely on good teamwork as we’ve done so far.”
Burton Albion manager Brian Clough has credited his team for restoring their pride after limiting Manchester City to just a goal in their second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie.With City already securing a place in next month’s final after their 9-0 victory in the first leg two weeks ago, it was damage limitation for Burton as they looked to avoid the biggest losing margin in League Cup history.But an impressive display limited Pep Guardiola’s men to few chances, while Burton caused the Premier League champions problems in the other direction.“We were close two or three times but I’m very pleased with how we played,” Clough told Sky Sports.“We got our pride back. We did everything we could. Being at home, the pressure was off as the tie was over but we put in a good performance against top players.”“We were brave on the ball, played it when we could and we caused them problems.”Remembering Brian Clough and his most memorable quotes Boro Tanchev – March 10, 2019 “Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.” – a quote from one of the most controversial and self-confident managers in English football, Brian Clough.“I watched the last few Premier League games and we caused them as many problems as Wolves and Huddersfield did.”“The youngsters will learn so much from being on the same pitch as these magnificent players. Their attitude, everything.”“Hopefully we have made a few quid from the run but it’s more about the experience.”
U.S. Congressional and CSIS staff met with leaders from ASA/WISHH’s AMLIFIES Ghana project on February 26. They saw how ASA/WISHH is improving Ghana’s poultry feed production capacity and increasing efficiency in poultry value chains that will continue to grow following the conclusion of the five-year USDA-funded project. Photo credit: Timothy Adei/Team 1000 WordsThe American Soybean Association (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) hosted a U.S. Congressional staff delegation on Feb. 26 for a site visit of the AMPLIFIES Ghana poultry project, where WISHH is connecting trade and development with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding.The bicameral, bipartisan delegation, hosted by the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), a Washington. D.C. nonprofit policy research organization, included three CSIS staff and six Congressional staff. Next month, CSIS will publish a report detailing their observations in the field looking at food security and nutrition programs.Immediately after their trip, CSIS staff shared appreciation that ASA/WISHH’s site visit provided important insight to better understand how USDA fits into the U.S. government’s Feed the Future portfolio, which is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The visit also showcased the importance of U.S. university engagement, agricultural research, and the connections back to American commodity groups.ASA/WISHH took the delegation to the University of Ghana where they met with Dr. Thomas Nortey, Ph.D., who collaborates with Kansas State University on the project. The university is opening a new animal nutrition laboratory where the project is helping increase feed quality analysis.The CSIS team leader, Kimberly Flowers, director, Global Food Security Project, wrote, “The delegation members really enjoyed [the AMPLIFIES meeting], especially talking to the local poultry farmers who benefit from your work.”
A nonprofit agency that served people with disabilities since 2002 and was in line to help populate a special housing complex has shut its doors.DisAbility Resources of Southwest Washington went dark at the end of March, according to board president Tim Gensler, because money was tight and participation weak. A newcomer to the agency this year, he said he tried but could never populate its board of directors with sufficient members even to comply with its own bylaws. “We’d try to have a board of directors meeting and we’d have one or two people show up if we were lucky,” he said. “I never got a good response.”Eventually he decided it was better to shut down than gradually disintegrate and perhaps wind up in bankruptcy.“I thought it was better to close down and still be able to pay our bills,” he said. “Without having our entire board, we voted with the people we had to shut down.”A letter posted in the window of the empty office at 2700 N.E. Andresen Road, Suite D-5, and also mailed to clients and community partners, said: “The Board of Directors, supported by the staff, made a decision to close DARSW. This decision was made with much thought and consideration in the challenges of operating the organization. It also reflects our confidence in the local existing community agencies to pick up some of the outstanding services that we have provided since 2002.”
As C-Tran awaits the outcome of a police investigation into this month’s fatal bus accident in downtown Vancouver, this week it heard questions about the incident from a man connected to another recent tragedy.Vancouver resident David Sale addressed the C-Tran board Tuesday with some of his own safety concerns — including the locations of bus stops and crosswalks near the scene of the Dec. 2 accident.Sale’s own daughter, Danielle, was one of two people killed in a 2010 accident involving a TriMet bus and a group of pedestrians in Portland. Three others were injured. Sale has since advocated for improved safety around public transit, and expressed the same wish this week.“I am here to help,” Sale said, “and not hurt.”Just before noon on Dec. 2, a No. 4 C-Tran bus struck and killed Margaret McCluskey, 88, at the intersection of Washington and Eighth streets. The bus was turning left from Eighth onto southbound Washington when it hit McCluskey in the crosswalk, according to police. The driver, Al Purvis, was placed on paid administrative leave — which is standard C-Tran procedure — until the investigation is over.Vancouver police haven’t finished that inquiry yet, said spokeswoman Kim Kapp. C-Tran will conduct its own review when the police report is released.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, March 16-Oct. 27.Where: Sixth and Esther Streets, downtown Vancouver.Next regular board meeting: 7 p.m., May 16, Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.Website: www.vancouverfarmersmarket.comThe Vancouver Farmers Market is weathering a crisis of leadership.Directors of what may be Vancouver’s best-loved nonprofit corporation — a delightful downtown draw on weekends from spring through fall — drew more than a dozen bitter complaints from vendors at an April 25 meeting. Critics said market leadership is manipulative, unresponsive, lacks transparency and stumbles while following its own rules.“The board is extremely imbalanced and unfair because many seats have not been filled for months,” said Judy McManman, who operates Mini Doughnut Shoppe.“There are no officers listed on the website,” said Kelli Crocker of Nutz-R-Us. Crocker said she signed up to help with the market’s Food Committee last year but was never contacted, and “nothing happened.”That’s because the Food Committee was disbanded last summer. “It is a huge step backwards to not use the committees as they were intended,” Crocker said. “The board and the committees need to be whole.”“There is no line of authority,” said Velma Conte, another donut vendor, who said she spent nine years on the board. “This is too big an organization not to have elected officers.” Jordan Boldt, executive director of the Vancouver Farmers Market
SEATTLE — A lawyer for an American soldier set to be sentenced for killing 16 Afghan civilians may cite a new Food and Drug Administration warning about the psychiatric side effects of an antimalarial drug used by U.S. troops.On Monday, the FDA said mefloquine — known as Lariam, its brand name — can cause long-term neurological damage and serious psychiatric side effects.Attorney John Henry Browne has said he has documents indicating his client, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, took the drug while in Iraq, but medical records for his time in Afghanistan are incomplete. Browne told The Seattle Times the FDA warning was an interesting development.“We’re all over this,” Browne said.Bales pleaded guilty to the 2012 killings last month. A jury will decide in August whether the soldier is sentenced to life with or without the possibility of parole. Army officials have not commented on whether Bales took mefloquine in Afghanistan, citing confidentiality laws that protect a patient’s records.An Army sanity board already has concluded Bales suffered from no serious mental diseases or defects at the time of the killings, and that he could understand the court-martial proceedings that led to a plea agreement earlier this year. Bales, an Ohio native and father of two from Lake Tapps slipped away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost at Camp Belambay early on March 11, 2012, and attacked compounds in nearby villages. Most of the victims were women and children, and some of the bodies were piled and burned. The slayings drew such angry protests that the U.S. temporarily stopped combat operations in Afghanistan.
OREGON CITY — A man who claimed self-defense for shooting a man in a fight at a Clackamas grocery store was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree assault.Sixty-seven-year-old Jerry Thomas Harryman faces a prison term of nearly six years when he is sentenced next week in Clackamas County Circuit Court.The Oregonian reports Harryman had a license to legally carry a concealed handgun. He says the other man was the aggressor in a fight that broke out in August 2012 in a crowded checkout line. During the struggle, Harryman pulled out his gun and shot him in the leg.Harryman’s lawyer said he was defending himself.Prosecutor Bryan Brock says the use of deadly force was unreasonable and unjustified for the threat Harryman faced.
With a well-practiced flip of his fingers, Shane Wahl plucked baby plants from an array of small black padded circles and tenderly placed them, one by one, into individual planters.This sort of transplanting is work that Wahl has long excelled at as a hydroponic vegetable farmer, but his new gig — as head gardener for CannaMan Farms — has taken his career in an odd new direction, he said.CannaMan, so far Clark County’s only licensed marijuana production facility, is about midway to harvesting its first batch of pot plants. The process, from cutting to budding, takes 10 weeks per plant for the fast-growing varieties.But even the fastest growing plants probably won’t meet the demands of consumers once the first stores start opening this summer.“I won’t be able to meet demand,” Wahl said. “I’m going to do the best I can. I’m the smallest tier gardener. It’s sort of like a brewer brewing in his closet.”Each week, Wahl takes hundreds of clippings from his “mother” plants and places them in hydroponic containers (with those small black padded circles) to help them grow new roots.
Patrick Timm Hey, how do you like our run of 80-degree high temperatures? Impressive, don’t you think? We talked about this a month ago in my column, about how we can still get warm weather in the first half of October. Not uncommon in the least. The current stretch, though, is the warmest since about 1993. And we have managed to get into the mid-80s, with a couple reports Sunday and Monday of near 90 — unofficially, of course. The warm weather has caused the influx of stink bugs to be rather aggressive, making their way into for homes for the winter. They know it is going to get cold.Today may be our last 80-degree day this year as a change in the weather pattern is looking more likely. By the weekend we get a flow of moist air off the ocean with an increasing chance of rain, maybe moderate. The heaviest will be up to our north. We’ll see if high pressure rebuilds next week but right now most computer forecast models are keeping us damp.Weather enthusiast Rob Woodard sent me a message the other day about his search for the woolly bear caterpillars. He saw about 20 of them between Battle Ground Lake and Hockinson. They averaged about four segments of orange with more black bands in the front.By going along with extensive folklore on the subject, I would say this is leaning toward a winter maybe trending toward cooler than normal in the latter half of the season. Studies have shown that if the orange band is toward the rear of the critter that is when the cold or mild spell will occur. So maybe we will turn chilly in January of February? Usually I like to see two or three bands of orange, which calls for a cold winter. Four segments could go either way but I like to lean toward the cooler side of things. Five or more almost always mean a mild winter. I have been doing this for nearly 40 years, mainly for fun. Nothing scientific, of course. Insect experts say the orange bands are a reflection of the previous winter as these little crawlers winter over before transitioning into the Isabella moth.Enjoy the sun and warmth while you can. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com
Vancouver’s Daniel Seavey, 15, advanced again on “American Idol,” which aired Wednesday on Fox. His challenge on Wednesday’s broadcast was a group performance with three other singers. The group of guys dubbed itself LKYCO, which stands for Ladies Keep Your Clothes On. After LKYCO sang One Direction’s “Story of My Life,” judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. decided against sending any of them home. Seavey jumped up and down after hearing the news.“I really heard some beautiful things,” Lopez told the group. Wednesday’s episode gave a glimpse into previously recorded Hollywood Week, in which 218 hopefuls were narrowed to 48. Those 48 contestants advanced to a new part of the competition, Idol Showcase, taped in December at the House of Blues in Hollywood, Calif. The first episode from Idol Showcase airs next week. From there, about 20 semifinalists will go to Motown Week, to be taped at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit, according to www.on-camera-audiences.com, which is selling the live-audience tickets. Those who survive Motown Week will move on to live shows in March.
Supermarket organisation Aldi is to increase its minimum hourly rate of pay for more than 5,000 UK-based store assistants from 1 February 2018.Store assistants working across Aldi’s 762 national sites will earn a minimum of £8.85 an hour from 1 February 2018, while store assistants based in its London shops will receive a minimum wage rate of £10.20 an hour, also effective from 1 February 2018.The new rates of pay will exceed the voluntary living wage rate, which currently stands at £8.75 an hour for employees across the UK. The higher London living wage rate recommended by the Living Wage Foundation is £10.20 an hour, to reflect the increased living costs of residing in the capital.Aldi will additionally continue to pay its employees for breaks.Matthew Barnes (pictured), chief executive officer at Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “Our store [employees] are the cornerstone of our business. Without their hard work and dedication day in, day out, we would be unable to provide customers with the lowest grocery prices in the UK.”
WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Thieves used two trailers to steal $60,000 worth of snacks from a warehouse in Weston, back in November.Surveillance video captured two tractor trucks pulling into a warehouse parking lot near Commerce Parkway and Weston Road. The thieves then hooked up two trailers and took off with the snacks.Dashcam from one of the trucks caught a glimpse of one crook’s face.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police officer and another person were taken to the hospital after, officials said, they were involved in a three-car crash in Southwest Miami-Dade, Tuesday night.The crash happened near Southwest 137th Avenue and 56th Street.The officer and one other person were taken to the hospital. Both are expected to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (WSVN) — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a man they described as a sexual predator, nearly two months after he was released from a Florida state prison.Ernest Reigh is wanted by the U.S. Marshals in Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office is also searching for him for failure to register as a sex offender.According to a news release, Reigh disappeared after he was released from state prison on March 1 and failed to register his address with the St. Lucie County Jail.Investigators believe Reigh fled the area. The USA Today Network is reporting he was last seen moving through Tennessee on his way to Pennsylvania.Reigh’s criminal history includes a sexual assault of a middle school student under the age of 12, back in 1995.His current whereabouts are unknown. Officials are urging anyone with information to contact Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Crotty at (305) 710-7395 or Task Force Officer John Brady at (954) 707-2457.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.