Share 53 Views no discussions News Bruno Mars accepts deal to avoid prosecution on drug charge by: – February 17, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share CNN NewsSinger Bruno Mars appeared in a Las Vegas, Nevada, court Wednesday morning.(CNN) — Singer Bruno Mars appeared in a Las Vegas, Nevada, court Wednesday morning to accept a “deferred adjudication” deal on a drug charge, his lawyer Blair Berk confirmed.Mars will avoid prosecution if he stays out of trouble for the next year, gets eight hours of drug counseling, does 200 hours of community service and pays a $2,000 fine, according to terms of a deal accepted in court Wednesday.The 25-year-old was arrested in a casino restroom last September, allegedly with 2.6 grams of cocaine in the left front pocket of his jeans, police said.The resolution of the singer’s legal trouble comes three days after Mars won a Grammy for best male pop vocal performance and received a standing ovation for his onstage Grammy performance with Janelle Monae.Mars and Monae announced Wednesday they will start touring the United States together in May.Under the “deferred adjudication” agreement of the felony drug charge, the district attorney will not pursue the charge for 12 months as long as Mars complies with terms of their deal, Berk said. After a year, the charge would be dropped.Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, was riding high on the music charts when he was arrested last year.His single, “Just the Way You Are,” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that month. His latest single, “Grenade,” is currently at the top of the charts.
Alan Pardew has urged Newcastle to tie up key midfielder Cheick Tiote’s future after risking losing him this summer. The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international was the subject of a £4million bid, dismissed as “derisory” by the Magpies, from Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow in August having also been linked with Arsenal. Tiote’s current contract does not expire until the end of the 2016-17 season, but having established himself along with captain Fabricio Coloccini as one of Pardew’s key performers – the kind of men former manager Sir Bobby Robson used to describe as “blue riband players” – the current boss is keen to secure his future. Press Association He said: “You do need big players at this football club. You do need to underline that they’re big players at times as well, as the manager. “It’s important for their stature as well. They [Tiote and Coloccini] are two very important players for us. They showed that on Wednesday night and last Saturday, that fight and that quality – and getting that balance right. “You can’t fight your way to a Premier League win – you have to play. They’ve got that balance right.” The Ivorian and his Argentinian team-mate are members of a cosmopolitan squad on Tyneside with Newcastle having concentrated their recent recruitment work on France and Holland. However, five Geordies – Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor, Jack Colback, Sammy Ameobi and Adam Armstrong – started at Palace with Pardew confident the club is starting to reap the rewards of its Academy policy. He said: “We have said about the Academy that we were centralising it, we weren’t making it a big spread. We’re not going to try to take boys from London or Manchester. We’re focusing on the area. “I think that’s starting to pay dividends with the club.” Whatever positives Pardew has been able to take in the last few days, the fact remains that his team sits at the foot of the Barclays Premier League and have taken just 19 of the last 75 points it has contested. Asked how close he came to losing a clearly unsettled Tiote during the summer, Pardew said: “We obviously had a team fighting for his services, but the finance was never really in place. The reality was that we were quite comfortable that he wasn’t going to go anywhere. “I think his contract situation needs to be resolved at the end of the season, for sure. “I love him. He’s everything that you want in a Newcastle player. He has the quality and of course you’ll never under-estimate the fact that he wants to win – that’s something we have to be very careful about on training days. “I just love that he’s a winner. It can overcome so many obstacles as a footballer. Young players here need to take a big leaf out of his book in terms of how he approaches training and games. “Sometimes it can overspill into bookings and sendings-off, but you can never fault him for wanting to win.” Tiote and Coloccini have been at the forefront of a mini-recovery on Tyneside with Pardew having gone into last Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull with the noose firmly around his neck in the eyes of his most vociferous doubters. Planned protests failed to capture the popular mood at St James’ Park, although the chorus of disapproval rose in volume as the home side went 2-0 down, only for forgotten man Papiss Cisse to come from the bench and rescue a 2-2 draw. That, coupled with a 3-2 Capital One Cup third-round victory at Crystal Palace in midweek, and the private endorsement of owner Mike Ashley, have helped to soothe frayed nerves ahead of Monday’s tricky trip to Stoke, and that has left Pardew grateful to his leaders.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Quentin Hillsman explains how to cut down the nets to his playersBriana Day holds her own against South Carolina’s post players in 80-72 winSyracuse upsets No. 1 seed South Carolina for first-ever bid to the Elite Eight Published on March 26, 2016 at 2:14 am Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org | @pschweds Sykes backed up the best performance of her career — 24 points against No. 12 seed Albany in the Round of 32 — with another impressive game. And her string of consistent play is helping take Syracuse to new heights. She didn’t play in either of two losses to South Carolina last season, but was another key cog in the Orange’s machine against the Gamecocks on Friday.“I think they might have overlooked her a little bit,” Peterson said, “because they haven’t seen her play and she didn’t play against them.”On USC’s first possession of the third quarter, Sykes caught Tina Roy dribbling too far from her body. She leaned in and poked the ball away. As it rolled toward the sideline, Sykes dove for it, knocked it out of bounds off Roy and Syracuse gained possession.When she got up, she stared into the floor, clenched her arms and fists at her side and a grin crept across her face.With 16 seconds remaining and SU clinging to a four-point lead, Sykes went to the free-throw line, a spot she has struggled for most of the season, averaging 61.4 percent on the year coming into the game. Within two seconds of game time, she hit three free throws to extend the lead to seven.Then on South Carolina’s inbounds, she reached her arm up into the air and snagged the ball, and the game, for good. The player who missed both meetings with USC a year ago was the one who sealed the deal on Friday.“She’s a senior and she’s a veteran and she knows what we need,” Peterson said, “so she just came out, we’re not going to lose, we’re not going to go home and she knew that.” Comments SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Brittney Sykes took a few dribbles inside the arc, pulled up and knocked down a mid-range jumper. Then she took a charge, got up and yelled. Minutes later, she hit another mid-range jumper.Five minutes in and Sykes was already leaving her imprint on Syracuse’s historic 80-72 upset win over South Carolina.“She was excellent,” point guard Alexis Peterson said. “She came out of the gate hot.”In No. 4 seed SU’s (28-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) eye-opening upset of the No. 1 seed Gamecocks (33-2, 16-0 Southeastern) in the Sweet 16, Sykes had 17 points and nine rebounds in 36 minutes. Since senior night on Feb. 18, Sykes has scored at least 13 points in seven of Syracuse’s last nine games. She’s provided a spark that the Orange only had for three games last season due to two torn ACLs.“Yes, I’ve been through a lot, but that’s behind me,” Sykes said. “It’s a blessing I’m still here and still playing. I’m ready to make more history with my team.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn its first-ever Elite Eight appearance, SU will face No. 7 seed Tennessee on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.MORE COVERAGESyracuse upsets No. 1 seed South Carolina for first-ever bid to the Elite EightBriana Day holds her own against South Carolina’s post players in 80-72 winQuentin Hillsman explains how to cut down the nets to his players
The No. 14 USC men’s volleyball will host conference rival Stanford on Thursday night.Junior libero Matt Douglas leads the Men of Troy with 53 digs in the 2018 season. Katie Chin | Daily TrojanAfter a disappointing 0-2 road trip in Illinois, USC looks to put behind a rough 3-7 start to its season when it plays Stanford in just the second home game of the year for the Trojans. Having lost in three and four sets to Lewis and Loyola-Chicago, USC is searching for a much-needed win to regain some confidence in a team that is slowly tumbling in the national rankings. Stanford is coming off its second win of the season to a respectable UC San Diego team, but the Cardinal’s potential, like USC’s, may not be fully realized yet. Five of Stanford’s losses have been to top-10 teams, including Ohio State, Cal State Northridge, UC Irvine and twice to No. 1 Long Beach State. Stanford is also led by some very talented yet inexperienced underclassmen. Sophomore outside hitter Eric Beatty had a strong showing last game with a career-high 18 kills, one ace, one block and seven digs while hitting .364. Another key player is freshman outside hitter Jaylen Jasper, who recorded 14 kills, two aces and four digs over the Tritons. Junior setter Russell Dervay also had a career-high 45 assists and eight digs as Stanford hit a season best .339. USC’s trio of junior outside hitters Jack Wyett, Ryan Moss and Gianluca Grasso, and freshman middle blocker Sam Lewis, led the Trojans in their last game. Wyett recorded a match-high 16 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Moss had nine kills, six digs, two blocks and an ace, while Grasso chipped in with six kills, five digs and two blocks. Lewis hit .333 while accumulating 10 kills and two blocks. With the Cardinal and Trojans trending in opposite directions, it is crucial that USC sets the tone early and maintains a good offensive rhythm from the start of the match. In both matches last week, USC started strong, narrowly falling to Lewis by an absurd score of 42-40 and beating Loyola-Chicago 25-20 in the first set. However, the Trojans looked increasingly fatigued as the matches wore on, as the margin of defeat slowly grew each time. It will be interesting to see how head coach Jeff Nygaard adjusts his rotations to keep the energy up the entire game.
Tipperary have been beaten by Cork in the opening round of the All-Ireland camogie championship this afternoon.Despite playing with the wind in the first half the Premier trailed 4 points to 6 at half time.The trend continued in the second half and Cork ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-7. However, Tipperary have three more games left in the group stage of the competition against Limerick, Wexford and Offaly. Photo © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography
On that occasion, Burgess was taken off after 31 minutes, passed his HIA check and started the second half in a tight 24-18 win.On Thursday, Burgess reeled out of a collision with Roosters back-rower Isaac Liu in which the Rabbitohs lock – while attempting to tackle Liu – collected the Rooster’s shoulder on his jaw.Burgess was only briefly dazed and waved away the trainer, playing on for a set in defence before a sideline assessment of the footage deemed he needed to come off for a HIA check.”Sammy was obviously concussed there,” his coach Michael Maguire said after the game.”The assessment was made. He came off after they assessed him and had an understanding of what went on [from] the sideline. We checked him again at half-time and the doctor basically came and said he won’t go back out so that was the call.”Burgess said it was disappointing to have to leave the field but understood the measures are there to protect players.”You never do [want to come off] as a player – I felt all right on the field,” he said.”The medical staff said after review that I should leave the field so I followed their instruction and unfortunately failed the test at half-time.”It’s there to protect the players. It’s disappointing but it’s what we have to do now as players.”Asked about the confusion where it was initially reported Burgess had passed the check, he added: “I think I got up to the final stages of it but I also had a head test last week as well which they took into account so two in close, the doctors ruled me out.”Maguire lamented a horror first half completion rate of 10 from 18 for his team not giving themselves a square chance against the Roosters.”The first half was probably the area that really let us down. Our completions were about 53 to 56 per cent,” he asid.”We just applied too much pressure on ourselves, we just weren’t smart with the ball at times as well. We had some good play at times and just didn’t do enough of it.”He was however happy with the defensive resolve that stopped the score-line getting out of hand.”The Roosters, with the amount of ball they had, could have run away with a few more but the boys fought so that’s inside them but we have to get a lot better around our attack and make sure we lift those completion rates up,” he added.
0Shares0000Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi shares sentiments with his assistant Salim Ali during their Kenyan premier League match against Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on January 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – Francis Kimanzi has stepped down from his role as the Mathare United head coach to focus on his job at the national team, the club has announced.With the development, Salim Ali who has worked with Kimanzi as his assistant since his return to the club in 2016 now assumes the role of head coach. Kimanzi has been on duty with the Harambee Stars as Sebastien Migne’s assistant since May 31 when the team travelled for the pre-African Cup of Nations camp in France and on his return, has been in camp as the Stars prepare for their African Nations Championship qualifier against Tanzania this weekend.Salim Ali has been promoted to the position of head coach.Ali, who has been serving as assistant coach for the last four seasons, takes over from Francis Kimanzi who has stepped aside to focus on his position at the national football team, Harambee Stars. #GreatnessWithin pic.twitter.com/ncuk4l6Drh— Mathare United FC (@MathareUtd) July 25, 2019This prolonged absence has seen him miss out on a huge chunk of pre-season training with the Slum Boys and hence the decision to let Salim take charge on a permanent.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)
Gonzalo Higuain 1 The agent of Gonzalo Higuain claims his client is happy at Napoli – despite growing talk of interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.The striker was heavily linked with a move away from Italy in the summer after his side failed to qualify for the Champions League.However, the 27-year-old elected to stay with Napoli and see what life had to offer under new boss Maurizio Sarri.And after six games of the new season Higuain’s agent and brother, Nicolas, claims the Argentinean is settled in Naples.“He’s happy with Sarri,” Higuain told Radio Crc.“Everyone wants to play football, and the important thing is that he’s calm, he’s realised what Sarri wants and now he just has to remain calm and focused.“It’s been a major change and he’s responding well to the demands of the coach. Gonzalo is doing the maximum with Sarri.”
WHITTIER – Students in grades first through 12th are being asked to participate in the 12th annual Pasta Tales writing contest sponsored by Olive Garden. Through Nov. 30, Olive Garden restaurants will accept essays between 50 to 250 words that answer the question, “What is your favorite family activity and what makes it so special?” The winner will receive a trip to New York, dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square and a $2,500 savings bond. Winners will also be named in each grade category, receiving a $500 savings bond each. The event is free to all parents and high-schoolers from Calderon’s district, which includes Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier and La Mirada. The fair will feature representatives from 30 colleges and universities, admissions information, a random drawing for scholarships, and financial aid workshops in English and Spanish. Guests are asked to RSVP with Carlos Illingworth at (562) 692-5858 or email@example.com iPod for innovators WHITTIER – Local high-schoolers are being encouraged to use their skills in a nationwide Voices of Innovation video contest. Participants are asked to submit a 45-second video that answers the question, “How can you improve your world through innovation?” The top 20 teams of students will receive Apple iPod Shuffles, as well as Apple’s current iLife and iWork software. Deadline for registration is Friday and videos must be submitted by Nov. 2. For information or to submit entries, visit http://edcommunity.apple.com/innovation If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Entries can also be submitted online at www.olivegarden.com/company/community/pasta_tales.asp. Submissions are based on creativity, adherence to theme, organization, grammar, punctuation and spelling. For information call (954) 776-1999, Ext. 240. Assemblyman to host college fair LOS ANGELES – State Assemblyman Charles Calderon will host a college fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Cal State LA’s Golden Eagle Conference Center, 5151 State University Drive.
PIC caption: Joseph Sweeney (18) of Dungloe outside St Enda’s, Rathfarnham, 20 April 1916Donegal County Council is to hold an open meeting for anyone interested in taking part in events to commemorate the 1916 Rising.The meeting will take place on Tuesday at 7.30pm at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Local groups, individuals or organisations had to register in advance for the meeting to discuss Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.In a statement, the council said: “Ireland 2016 is a year-long programme of activity, in which everyone is invited to participate, to reflect on our achievements as a democratic state over the last 100 years and to look towards Ireland’s future.” The national programme, which was announced by the government on March 31, includes seven strands; State Ceremonial; Historical Reflection; An Teanga Bheo/The Living Language; Youth and Imagination; Cultural Expression; Community Participation; Global and Diaspora.The Community Participation strand is being led by local authorities across the country and Donegal County Council has appointed Michael O’hEanaigh, Director of Community, Culture and Development Planning as local coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating the local programme.Whether you are a member of a local historical society, sports club, amateur drama club or community group, or even if this is something that is purely a personal interest, this is an opportunity to share ideas, pool resources and be part of the creation of a unique and distinctive local programme to mark Ireland 2016.Speaking at the announcement of the local meeting, Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive, Seamus Neely said: “Ireland 2016, as a year of reflection and engagement for everyone on this island, goes far beyond the formal marking of a key historical moment. “It is a once-in-a-century invitation to people of all ages, at home and overseas, to shape and take part in a diverse range of historical, cultural and artistic activities, all designed to nurture reflection, commemoration, celebration and debate.“There is a wealth of imagination, energy and vision available to us in Donegal and I want to encourage everyone to get involved in their own way so we can make Ireland 2016 a truly national event.”This Monday 18 May 2015 – International Museum Day 2015 – Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, will host an event entitled ‘The search for 16′.Members of the public are invited to bring in items that are associated with 1916.Staff will be on hand to assist with identification, and tophotograph or scan items suitable for inclusion in Donegal County Council’s forthcoming education pack and exhibition to commemorate the centenary of 1916. The event begins at 7pm. All welcome. For further information contact Donegal County Museum: email@example.comThe 1916 education pack and exhibition are part of Donegal County Council’s Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.For further information email firstname.lastname@example.orgPLANS FOR DONEGAL AND 2016 CENTENARY PROGRAMME was last modified: May 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:1916commemorationsdonegaldungloeIrelandSweeney