Argentine Bishop Bargallo quits over ‘amorous ties’ row

first_img Share 86 Views   one comment FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Argentine Bishop Bargallo quits over ‘amorous ties’ row by: – June 27, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Monsignor Bargallo had been leading the diocese of Merlo-Moreno since 1997The Pope has accepted the resignation of an Argentine bishop after the publication of pictures showing him embracing a woman on a Mexican beach. Bishop Fernando Bargallo, 57, was photographed in the sea, hugging a woman in a bikini. He initially said she was a childhood friend, but later admitted to having had “amorous ties” with her. Bishop Bargallo was in charge of the diocese of Merlo-Moreno, in the province of Buenos Aires.The scandal broke last week, when an Argentine television station broadcast pictures of Monsignor Bargallo on holiday at a beach resort in Mexico in the company of a woman.‘Childhood friend’In one of the pictures, he is seen half-submerged in the water, embracing a woman in a bikini. Shortly after the pictures were published, Monsignor Bargallo gave a public statement saying that the woman was a childhood friend, whom he had known all of his life.He said the situation in which he had been photographed was “imprudent, as it could lead people to jump to the wrong conclusion”.He asked his flock to forgive him for “the ambiguity of the pictures” and urged them to view the photos “in the context of a long friendship”.But later that same week, Monsignor Bargallo convened the priests of his diocese and told them he had had “amorous ties” with the woman and would resign.The Vatican said he would be replaced by Monsignor Alcides Jorge Pedro Casaretto. BBC Newslast_img read more

Brazil list Neymar, Jesus for Super Eagles clash

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Saints bracing for stern test against Man City, says Hasenhuettl

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Manchester City are a model for clubs looking to play an exciting brand of football and Southampton will have their work cut out trying to contain Pep Guardiola’s side in Sunday’s Premier League clash, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said on Friday.City’s reign as Premier League champions ended last week, but they responded with a 4-0 thrashing of newly crowned winners Liverpool on Thursday. Southampton, who are 14th in the standings, have lost their last seven games to City in all competitions and Hasenhuettl acknowledged the magnitude of the task facing his side.Hasenhuettl, 52, told reporters: “They play the most exciting football.“It is unbelievable.“Every manager who wants to develop his team should be looking at the way they keep possession.“They’re among the best in the world. “If you want to win against such an opponent you must run more, fight more, work more with and against the ball.“You must be smarter than them as in the end they have better players on the pitch.”Hasenhuettl confirmed defender Jannik Vestergaard and midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are set to miss the game.He added: “We have a few problems, still with Pierre and also Sofiane Boufal is not available for the weekend.“We have Vestergaard with a few problems with muscle injuries. “Yan Valery also has problems.”Southampton will welcome back Moussa Djenepo after the winger completed a three-match suspension for his red card against Newcastle United in March.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Manchester CityPremier LeagueRalph HassenhuttlSouthamptonlast_img read more

Exotic camp stay grounded

first_img Jockey Joseph O’Brien said: “Stepping back in trip from a mile and a half to a mile and one is probably a negative, but she has done well from three to four. We are hoping she can run a nice race, but she’ll come on for it.” Mizzava is the joint-highest-rated horse in the field, having shown good form in top company as a three-year-old. Trainer Mick Halford said: “She’s in good form. She has got a good rating and the race suits her. “She had a very good run at Royal Ascot (fifth in the Coronation Stakes) and has got stronger over the winter. I’m sure she’ll improve, but she is ready to start. “She is well entered up for the season, which she deserves to be.” Others of note include the Group Three-winning Euphrasia, We’ll Go Walking and I’m Yours, whose trainer Dermot Weld has claimed this race three times in the last six years. Connections of Exotic feel the potentially exciting filly will be sharper for the run in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes at Gowran Park on Sunday. Press Associationcenter_img The four-year-old daughter of Galileo won impressively on her debut over a mile and a half at Galway last August, but has not been seen since. Aidan O’Brien’s inmate holds a raft of fancy entries ahead of this Listed race over a shorter distance, but the Ballydoyle team are taking nothing for granted. last_img read more

Australia ‘exceptional’ – O’Brien

first_img O’Brien has saddled four previous Derby winners in Galileo (2001), High Chaparral (2002), Camelot (2012) and last year’s hero Ruler Of The World. Camelot had previously won the Guineas and almost completed the Triple Crown in the St Leger – but O’Brien feels Australia is even better. Speaking at a press morning at Ballydoyle, the trainer said: “He’s a Derby horse we’ve not had the like of before. “I thought Camelot was the best horse we had for the Derby, but this horse is another step up. The very first time he worked as a two-year-old we knew he was exceptional and the lads always rated him. “I’ve never had a horse like this. I’m not trying to blow him up, I’m just saying how it is. A lot of things have to go right, though. “For a horse by Galileo to be doing what he’s doing, we’ve never had that before. “The reason we were excited before the Guineas (was that) his lead horse was Oklahoma City and he was treating him with contempt every day. “Even in March and April (last year), he was doing half-speeds with horses he shouldn’t have been able to go with. Aidan O’Brien is still pinching himself at training a horse of the “exceptional” quality of Australia as he builds towards the Investec Derby on June 7. “What pricked everyone’s ears was one morning he did four furlongs and it was 11 seconds a furlong for each furlong. “I can’t remember a two-year-old doing that before. It’s very unusual and when he pulls up he would be yawning! “When Frankie (Dettori) was over last year, he jumped off the ground after he sat on him. “He’s very uncomplicated, very relaxed. He has a great cruising speed, a great mind and has speed. “He’s also bred to get the trip well and that makes him exceptional.” It has been a relatively slow start to the season for Ballydoyle team, with O’Brien revealing some of his string were under the weather earlier in the year. For that reason, he is expecting Australia to improve considerably for his comeback run at Newmarket. “At the start of the year we were struggling a bit, it hasn’t been straightforward. We had a bit of a cough around for a long time. I think it’s more or less gone now, we’re happy with where the horses are now. We’ve trained our way gently through it,” said the trainer. “If the horses are going to a Classic, they have to run in a prep race. We’re not complaining about it, everyone gets a run of it sometimes. “Australia was sick six weeks before the Guineas – he was probably the first horse to show signs of the cough and then it spread like wildfire through the yard.” Of the Guineas, which saw the field split into two, with Australia in the near-side group, O’Brien said: “At Newmarket it would obviously have been better if the horses had all been in a bunch. We knew from halfway he was behind so he had to make a move early. Therefore he was getting there early and had to keep going. “It was only in the last half-furlong he spotted Kieren’s horse coming. It was great for Richard Hannon, though, who did a great job.” A son of Galileo out of the brilliant racemare Ouija Board, Australia burst onto the scene with a scintillating victory at Leopardstown last September and despite his stout breeding, was strongly fancied for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month. Although he came up just short on the Rowley Mile, beaten three-quarters of a length into third behind the Kieren Fallon-ridden Night Of Thunder, he ran a perfect trial and is the red-hot favourite for Epsom. Press Associationlast_img read more

VIDEO: PBC Fire Fighters Rescue Window Washer Dangling from High Rise

first_imgNORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. — A tense rescue unfolded at a high-rise building in North Palm Beach on Monday morning.Crews from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue rescued a man, who appeared to be window washer that was stuck dangling on the side of a building, which was located at 100 Lakeshore Drive.After about 15 minutes, while residents watched nervously from their balconies, rescuers safely lowered the worker to the ground.last_img

England throw away early advantage in Women’s Ashes Test

first_imgENGLAND surrendered a powerful position under lights here at North Sydney Oval, leaving the door open for Australia in the only Test match of the Women’s Ashes series.The tourists lost Natalie Sciver, Georgia Elwiss, Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt to the pink ball in the final session, to move from 177 for three to 235 for seven by stumps.The key moment was Ellyse Perry’s reflex caught-and-bowled off Taylor for 29. Perry stuck out her left hand to deflect the ball into her own shoulder then snared it one-handed on the rebound to get rid of England’s trump card.England could still press for advantage on day two, with a first-innings score anywhere near 300 likely to be competitive in a format as unfamiliar to Australia’s players as to England.Fran Wilson remains at the crease on 11, with Anya Shrubsole yet to score. It will be up to them to push out the lead in a match that England cannot afford to lose. Australia lead by four points to two in the multi-format series, with the Test worth four points, and the three subsequent Twenty20s two each.England captain Heather Knight won the toss but her openers did not make full use of the day’s best conditions with a cautious first session, making 61 for one.Knight and Tammy Beaumont got the momentum going in the second session, cracking 16 boundaries between them as Beaumont made 70 and Knight to 62.But both fell just as the daylight began to fade in the historic day-night Test and the lights took over.The evening session with the pink ball is known as the most dangerous in this format and so it proved to England. Sciver and Elwiss made it to the break but came undone thereafter.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSTitans, Henry work out new contract…Prescott remains taggedUNDATED (AP) — The NFL’s reigning rushing leader has a new contract. The Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback does not. Adams, Calder finalists announcedNEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has announced the finalists for the Jack Adams Award and the Calder Trophy. Columbus’ John Tortorella, Philadelphia’s Alain Vigneault (VEEN’-yoh) and Boston’s Bruce Cassidy are up for the Adams Award, which goes to the Coach of the Year. Colorado’s Cale Makar (mah-KAHR’), Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes and Chicago’s Dominik Kubalik (koo-BAH’-lihk) are the finalists for the Calder Trophy as the top rookie. WNBA-DELLA DONNE-VIRUS OUTBREAKDelle Donne hurt that request denied by panel of doctorsNEW YORK (AP) — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is hurt that her request was denied to be medically excused for the season. Prescott signed his $31.4 million contract in June. The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year earned slightly more than $4 million total in the four years of his rookie contract after being drafted in the fourth round.Kansas City defensive end Chris Jones worked out a pact before the deadline. He and Henry are the only players to sign a new deal among the 14 players who received a franchise tag.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Browns defensive end Myles Garrett’s has signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension on Wednesday, making the talented edge rusher the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player. The deal includes $100 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network. Garrett received a six-game suspension last season after ripping a helmet off of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and striking him in the head with it.— Philadelphia officials have clarified their ban on public events, opening up the possibility the Eagles would be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the city changes its rules before or during the season, assuming the NFL plays games this season. The city on Tuesday banned all large public events that require public permits through February 2021. Teams will be permitted to play without fans in Philadelphia. UNDATED (AP) — A pair of National League All-Stars are dealing with back issues with just over a week before the start of the truncated season.The New York Mets are awaiting MRI results on two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom , who left Tuesday’s intrasquad game because of back tightness. Any significant injury to the two-time Cy Young Award winner would be an enormous blow to New York during a season shortened to 60 games by the coronavirus. The right-hander had been scheduled to start on opening day July 24 against Atlanta, but that appears in jeopardy now. The Mets are spending the season without No. 2 starter Noah Syndergaard (SIHN’-dur-gahrd) due to Tommy John surgery.Meanwhile, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross says it’s too early to talk about first baseman Anthony Rizzo starting the season on the injured list. An MRI on Tuesday showed rib-head inflammation on Rizzo’s left side that is causing spasms, a condition he has dealt with before in his career.In other MLB camp news: The panel of independent doctors the league and union agreed upon to decide whether players should be medically excused deemed her not to be “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” The league’s reigning MVP has battled Lyme disease since 2008 and thought she would be medically excused from playing this season by the panel. SOCCER-WORLD CUPWorld Cup schedule announcedLONDON (AP) — FIFA (FEE’-fuh) has announced a 2022 World Cup schedule that will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage. Matches later in the tournament that go into extra time will extend past midnight in Qatar. Eight venues in close proximity to Doha will be used at the tournament, which will be played in 28 days rather than the 32 days used in Russia to minimize the disruption to the European season. July 15, 2020 Update on the latest sports The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a new contract with Derrick Henry just before today’s deadline. The team announced only that it was a multi-year extension, but says it’s a four-year package worth up to $50 million with $25.5 million guaranteed. The Titans had to sign him Wednesday or let him play this season under the $10.2 million franchise tag he signed April 2.Henry ran for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns during the 2019 regular season before pouring it on in the playoffs, averaging 149 yards in three games.Dak Prescott is set to play the upcoming season under the franchise tag after failing to work out a deal with the Cowboys before the Wednesday afternoon deadline.The two sides have been working for more than a year on a long-term contract for a two-time Pro Bowler who has started every game of his career. — The Denver Broncos are telling season ticket holders that Empower Field at Mile High won’t be at full capacity this season because of the coronavirus outbreak. Face masks will be required if local officials allow a limited number of fans to attend games to maintain social distancing.— The Green Bay Packers say they won’t admit fans to any training camp practices or preseason home games due to the pandemic. This also applies to the annual Packers Family Night, an annual event that features a practice and other activities.— A domestic violence complaint against former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Blair Brown has been dismissed. According to the complaint filed in May 2019, Brown pointed a gun at his wife and threatened to kill her. He also was accused of pushing her to the ground, kicking her in the abdomen and punching her in the face after a verbal altercation in April 2019.MLB-NEWSDeGrom, Rizzo dealing with back issues.center_img COLLEGE SPORTS-WISCONSINWisconsin to don black “W”MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin plans to have its sports teams wear a university crest logo with a black “W” to show solidarity with Black and other underrepresented communities on campus.School officials said the change would take effect whenever Wisconsin sports teams return to action. They said the black “W” is meant to show support, inclusion and unity from Wisconsin athletes, the athletic department and the university as a whole.NHL-AWARDS VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGANMichigan to allow fewer fans, or none at allANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year.The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership and the Big Ten Conference, along with government officials and agencies.Michigan’s policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Associated Press — Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge homered in an intrasquad game Wednesday after missing five days due to a stiff neck. The team also says right-hander Masahiro (mah-sah-HEE’-roh) Tanaka is scheduled for a bullpen session Thursday, his first action since he was struck on the head by a liner off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton on July 4.— The Red Sox have placed left-handers Eduardo Rodríguez, Josh Taylor, and Darwinzon Hernandez on the injured list while they recover from COVID-19. Rodríguez won 19 games last year and had been the team’s likely opening day starter. The pitchers are eligible to be activated as soon as they have cleared the protocol, but they have not been able to participate in team workouts and would need time to prepare for the season.NBA-PACERS-OLADIPOOladipo rethinking decision to sit out rest of seasonORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) is having second thoughts about calling it a season, saying the workouts in Orlando, Florida, have forced him to rethink his decision. Oladipo said less than two weeks ago that he would sit out because of concerns over his surgically repaired right knee. His presence could give the Pacers a big boost when the season resumes, especially with starting guard Malcolm Brogdon also expected to be healthy. VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNESSEETennessee reports multiple positives among athletesKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers report multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week.The tests were conducted after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned “multiple sports.”Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine. HORSE RACING-BAFFERT SUSPENDEDTriple-Crown-winning trainer gets 15-day banLOS ANGELES (AP) — Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for 15 days by the Arkansas Racing Commission after two of his horses tested positive for a banned substance. Baffert-trained horses Charlatan and Gamine each tested positive for lidocaine in two rounds of testing after winning races at the Hot Springs, Arkansas, track on May 2. The commission said the suspension will run from Aug. 1 -15. NFL-OBIT-DAVID LEWISFormer NFL and USC player David Lewis dies at 65 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A key member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 1979 team that reached the NFC title game has died at 65. David Lewis died in Tampa. The cause was not immediately known but USC said he had struggled with health issues in recent years. Lewis played college ball at USC. He was also among the defensive stars on the 1979 Buccaneers team that reached the NFC title game, capping the franchise’s “worst to first” transformation. The Bucs won 10 games that year after having won just seven in the franchise’s previous three seasons.last_img read more

Ben Williams maintains success at faceoff X, but SU still falls to Fighting Irish

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Blood dripped off the left side of Ben Williams’ chin as he stood next to the field where Syracuse’s spotless record had been ruined just moments before.He was not unwilling to talk about the play that severely shifted the momentum in Notre Dame’s favor, but had no intention of dwelling on it.Syracuse took its first lead with 1:06 to play on Dylan Donahue’s seventh goal of the afternoon. The script was ready to write itself before UND’s P.J. Finley picked up the faceoff from Williams untouched and scored undefended to tie the game seven seconds later.“He got the whistle a little bit, and put it out the front and he put it away,” Williams said. “Not too much rocket science in that. … He saved the game for his team.”Williams lived up to the reputation that he’s developed for himself throughout the season’s first seven games on Saturday. He finished 18-of-29 at the X and was at the center of a 9-2 run that turned a six-goal deficit into a one-goal lead. But his effort wasn’t enough as the No. 1 Orange (7-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) fell 13-12 in double overtime to No. 2 Notre Dame (6-1, 2-0) at Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBecause of him, Syracuse had 37 ground balls to UND’s 27. Because of him, it had 44 shots, while the Fighting Irish had only 35. Because of him, his performance all season had been enough for Syracuse to find a way to win.But on Saturday, SU could not.“They play great defense, and we were going to have to work for everything we got,” SU head coach John Desko said, describing how Notre Dame won despite Williams’ play. “We had some opportunities, I think we were even out-shooting them at halftime. The ball wasn’t dropping.”Notre Dame threw five different faceoff specialists — including Trevor Brosco, who hasn’t taken a faceoff in two seasons — to try and disrupt Williams. But after Nick Ossello won the first, Williams captured eight out of nine to end the first half.And even though the Fighting Irish couldn’t prevent Williams from getting the ball, it stagnated the offense once it got in his stick. It pressured him to make it difficult to attack or pass into the offensive zone after his wins. It forced him to pass behind to his defense and for SU to clear the ball after that.“You can’t get used to anybody,” Williams said. “We knew that was their plan coming in.”When Syracuse gave up its lead on Finley’s goal, Desko said it “shocked” SU. Defender Brandon Mullins said Finley was the “last person” he expected to make the play. Williams said the moment was a “learning experience.”Saturday marked the first taste of defeat in a season that has revolved around Williams’ dominance. As he goes, so too has Syracuse. He had won 11 consecutive in the first half against Duke six days prior to help open up a 12-goal halftime lead. That came just a week after a 7-of-11 performance in the second half to help the Orange pull away from Johns Hopkins.“Ben’s great every game. Compared to what we’ve had in the past, you know,” Mullins said. “Ben’s the MVP of every game.”On Saturday, there was no question that Williams did his job well enough to help get Syracuse a win.In the end, though, he just wasn’t able to do everything. Comments Published on March 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Keck School of Medicine will build new hospital

first_imgA new hospital is coming to the Health Sciences Campus over the next few years, which the University hopes will expand medical care at the Keck School of Medicine.President C. L. Max Nikias announced the construction of the hospital at his State of the University address on Feb. 14. According to Keck Dean Rohit Varma, the announcement could not have come at a more appropriate time.“Our current hospital and facilities are very old,” Varma said. “We spend a fair amount of money fixing the infrastructure of the current hospital — tens of millions of dollars. The needs of the hospital have grown to the point where we need much more modernized space and equipment to provide care.”Keck maintains three facilities: the Keck Hospital of USC, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital and the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. The largest one, Keck Hospital, opened in 1991 and serves as a research and teaching hospital with 401 licensed beds. Seven of the hospital’s medical specialties have earned a top 50 national ranking from U.S. News and World Report.Varma is confident that the new hospital will also contribute specialized and complex services.“This new building will primarily be for providing high-end, in-patient care,” Varma said. “This includes cancer care, care for patients with heart disease and stroke [and] patients who have undergone transplants.”Thomas Jackiewicz, the CEO and senior vice president of Keck Medicine of USC, is optimistic that the new hospital will implement emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and nanotechnology. He envisions a hospital that will incorporate these technologies in treatments while making patients feel comfortable and at home.   “The challenge is making sure we plan this hospital for the future,” Jackiewicz said. “[That means] taking in new technologies and really thinking about the totality of the experience of the patient coming in.”Jackiewicz also believes that the hospital can increase access to health care for low-income groups who live near USC. One of his priorities is to ensure that Keck benefits the local community.“Today, 20 percent of Keck patients are on the Medi-Cal program,” Jackiewicz said. “It’s not about insurance — it’s about being a resource and being committed to the community.”However, construction on the hospital will likely not begin until 2020. According to the California Health Care Foundation, organizations must first go through a planning phase, including a needs assessment, blueprint and budget for the hospital. Then, the project will undergo a design phase, in which the organization will finalize designs and submit drawings and specifications for official approval and a building permit. Once the project has been approved by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the permit has been granted, bidding for the construction contract can start.“Our first steps are to get a good idea of the site location, services that we want to give, modeling the impact [of the hospital] and looking at the projected demographic changes in Los Angeles,” Jackiewicz said. “We want to be a hospital that focuses on Los Angeles and the Southwest: We want to meet the needs of our community.”Some aspiring doctors are excited about the learning opportunities a new hospital will bring. One such individual is Scott Valena, a sophomore majoring in human biology who is interested in applying to the Keck School of Medicine.“I think that it’s very noteworthy that USC is continuing to improve the future of healthcare with the development of this new hospital,” Valena said. “With so many advances in medical and surgical techniques, it’s important to have facilities that are capable of providing the highest level of care for high priority patients.”last_img read more