Students to take up `Rachel’s Challenge’

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Students in the Walnut Valley Unified School District this week will have the chance to participate in “Rachel’s Challenge” a non-violence school program. Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Since that tragedy, her father, Darrell Scott, has worked to prevent school violence. Student and parent programs will be held at the following Walnut Valley schools: Suzanne, Chaparral, South Pointe middle schools, and Walnut and Diamond Bar high schools. The one-hour multimedia presentation is designed to promote positive changes in the way students treat their peers. The assembly is followed by a 45-minute training session, involving adult and student leaders. – From staff reportslast_img read more

Pep compares Man City to Barca after win

first_imgManchester City We have found our game – Guardiola compares Man City to Barca after Watford destruction Stephen Creek Last updated 2 years ago 01:32 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) sergioaguero-cropped Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Watford v Manchester City Watford Premier League Sergio Agüero Raheem Sterling Three goals from Sergio Aguero and were the key behind a dominant victory away from home that left the City manager over the moon Pep Guardiola once again compared Manchester City to his great Barcelona sides after they beat Watford 6-0.A 5-0 win over Liverpool in their previous Premier League match was followed by a 4-0 Champions League victory over Feyenoord, prompting Guardiola to reminisce about his Camp Nou reign before the trip to Vicarage Road.Palace 12/1 to beat Man City Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero and goals from Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling left Guardiola to reflect on a week in which City won three games, scored 15 goals and conceded none.”It was so good,” he told BBC Sport. “Especially after an away game in the Champions League. The way we played as a team, we are so happy.”I was lucky to manage Barcelona with many outstanding performances but this week has been a lot of goals. We have found our game, we can make short passes and we have a lot of energy from our full-backs.”The people who come from the bench always give us something new. Clean sheets are a consequence of you controlling the game.”PEP: Sergio’s numbers speak for themselves. I was so happy with the third goal. In the box is so clever, He has this power to do this.— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 16, 2017Guardiola revealed that the decision to let Raheem Sterling take the 89th-minute penalty after he was brought down in the box was Aguero’s.”You have to be serious until the end,” said Guardiola. “Goal difference could be important but it was Sergio Aguero’s decision.”Watford manager Marco Silva, who had seen his side go three league games without conceding before the rout, questioned referee Anthony Taylor’s decision to let Aguero’s first goal and Jesus’ strike stand.He said: “We knew it would be a tough day to compete at this level but City are strong enough to create problems for us.”The first and third goals are offside; it is not a normal game. We had a clear penalty for [Nathaniel] Chalobah. Everything is difficult for us this afternoon.”City deserved the three points, we learn as a team. We can’t make mistakes. But it’s really difficult with these decisions.”last_img read more

Valverde content with Barca draw

first_imgBarcelona Valverde content with draw against ‘great rival’ Atletico Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 06:00 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) ErnestoValverde - cropped Getty Images Barcelona Atlético Madrid v Barcelona Ernesto Valverde Luis Suárez Atlético Madrid Primera División While the Catalans enjoyed a host of chances, the manager was content with a point having come from behind Ernesto Valverde was happy to take a point away from Atletico Madrid after Barcelona trailed for much of their clash at Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.Saul Niguez’s 21st-minute strike looked set to secure a valuable home win for Diego Simeone’s men, but Luis Suarez hit back eight minutes from time to earn a result Barca’s second-half performance deserved.Atletico 20/1 to win La Liga Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. While the visitors had further chances to take all three points, Valverde was content with a draw that keeps his side unbeaten in La Liga after eight matches this season.”I have a positive feeling from the game,” he said. “We must value a point against a great rival who had taken the lead — Atletico normally manage their lead very well.”In the first half, we found it difficult to make chances. After half-time, we were able to break up the game. We were more exposed, but we had more chances.”[After the equaliser] we had chances to win the match, too. It was a great game in general, with a great atmosphere.”@LuisSuarez9— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 14, 2017On goalscorer Suarez, who netted for just the third time this season, he added: “Suarez did very well, even apart from goal.”The confidence of forwards can change very quickly — especially when they score. He worked very well in the area and hopefully he can go on a good run.”Suarez felt his side deserved more than a point, however, based on their performance after the break.”In the second half, we had many chances and deserved more than the draw,” he said. “I’m happy to score the goal, but it’s more important to help the team so they do not lose. I always try to help.”last_img read more

Premiers meet for first time on First Nation ahead of annual conference

first_imgThe Canadian Press BIG RIVER FIRST NATION, Sask. — Many of Canada’s premiers are meeting with Indigenous leaders in Saskatchewan ahead of a two-day conference.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says it’s the first time The Council of the Federation has visited a First Nation for its annual meeting.Leaders arrived by helicopter at Big River First Nation, north of Saskatoon, and were greeted with handshakes by Indigenous leaders, including Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron.Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde, who led a procession with the premiers, says discussions will focus on the well-being of Indigenous children.Ontario Premier Doug Ford is not attending today and New Brunswick’s Blaine Higgs is the only premier there from Atlantic Canada.However, the missing premiers did send representatives.last_img read more

NEWSLINE guests spar on need vs safety of Gozo tunnel

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Mr Franco Mercieca, Chairman of the Strategic Committee responsible for the building of a tunnel connecting Malta to Gozo on Saturday morning engaged in a strong verbal exchange with Ronnie Camilleri a member of the Church Environment commission and with Peppi Azzopardi, the presenter of Xarabank. The three were participating in RTK’s current affairs programme Newsline hosted by Fr Joe Borg.The main bone of contention was whether or not all the reports Government carried out on the tunnel project should be made public in their entirety. Mercieca said that all studies would ‘eventually’ be published. Strong comments were also exchanged during the programme about whether the decision about the tunnel should be made exclusively by  Gozitans or by all the taxpayers of Malta and Gozo. Another hot potato: where should the debris resulting from the construction of the tunnel, be dumped?“Geology safe but publication can raise doubts”The Chairman of the Committee said that geological studies and the seismic studies showed that it was safe to build the tunnel. He said that the studies were passed over to a Glaswegian company of experts which confirmed that there was no problem. The other participants then queried the reason why that study was not published.Mercieca expressed his belief that people are not equipped to understand and interpret correctly a geological study. He added that the publication of all the geological details could raise doubts and increase the anti-tunnel sentiment. He said that the study would form part of the tender document on which contactors would bid.This brought a strong reaction from the other participants. Peppi Azzopardi said that he was shocked by the statement that people would not understand geological studies. He said that information is power and that government was in duty bound that to publish these studies in such a way that people could understand them. Ronnie Camilleri said that there were other Maltese geologists who could give their opinion if the studies were published. He kept on insisting that the Kummissjoni Ambjent was not against the tunnel but was saying that all studies had to be published so that people could take an informed decision. Besides, enough time had to be given for a public analysis of these studies. “No need of a referendum”When Peppi Azzopardi asked Mr Mercieca whether he was in favour of a referendum, the latter said that he saw no need for such a referendum. All polls showed that people were in favour while both main political parties supported the building of a tunnel, said Mercieca.Where to dump the rubbish?At the beginning of the programme, Peppi Azzopardi said that the decision for or against the tunnel should be taken only by Gozitans. When asked why not all Maltese should be involved since they would have to foot the enormous bill for the construction, Azzopardi said that the Gozitans were the people who were most disadvantaged by not having a tunnel.It was pointed out to Azzopardi that according to reports the construction debris resulting from the tunnel would be dumped near Xaghjra, Zabbar for land reclamation. Should not the people of Xaghjra also have a say? Azzopardi said that in that case the construction debris should be dumped in Gozo.WhatsApplast_img read more