MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Los Angeles County is home to 10 million people, and that population could increase by more than 500,000 by 2028, state demographers project. The cutting-edge technology in the new NFL stadium, now scheduled to open in 2020, will probably look like the forgotten Blackberry by 2028.Many athletes in their prime today will be in the bleachers in a decade. And how can officials accurately estimate ticket prices and the revenue they will generate?Events that happened 11 years ago can seem part of a faded, distant past. Facebook was a mere two years old. Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was executed. Taylor Swift released her first album, and “Game of Thrones” was years into the future.Consider the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The nearly century-old iconic structure — which would be used in an Olympics for a third time after the 1932 and 1984 Games — was constructed long before modern building codes. It was also severely damaged in a 1994 earthquake. The coliseum is currently undergoing an extensive makeover, but experts have warned it could still be vulnerable to shaking.Estimates vary widely on what the federal government would need to spend on security for the two-week event, by some accounts $1 billion or more. It’s only a guess what the price tag will be in 2028, or the level of threat at that time.Higher construction costs are likely, too. One example of the work that needs to be done: the Coliseum, a football stadium, would need to be converted into a venue for Olympic track events, then back again.Over the years Olympics have been notorious for cost overruns, and studies have questioned if host cities benefit economically. Russia has struggled with costs from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which have been called the most expensive Olympics of all time.But Andrew Zimbalist, an economist at Smith College in Massachusetts, said LA was better positioned for a longer wait than other recent Olympic cities because its plan calls for no new major construction“They will be able to run an operating surplus,” he predicted.In the shorter term, the private committee behind the LA bid must retool its initial 2024 plans for four years in the future, including renegotiating contracts for housing athletes and temporary venues, which were all hooked to 2024. Los Angeles Olympic Committee leader Casey Wasserman, from left, and City Council President Herb look on as L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a press conference to make an announcement for the city to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028, at Stubhub Center in Carson, outside of Los Angeles, Calif., Monday, July 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES — By 2028, a new stadium being built for the Rams and the Chargers will have been beaten up by nearly a decade of NFL games. The seemingly intractable problems of Southern California — traffic and homelessness — might get better or grow worse.So much can change in 11 years.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Los Angeles’ decision to lock in an Olympic Games to far-off 2028 was praised by city leaders as a deal that offers hundreds of millions of dollars in future benefits. But the longest wait time for any Olympics in the U.S. also comes with the risks of the unknown.“It’s a big chunk of time,” noted Jules Boykoff, a Pacific University professor who has written widely on the Olympics. “You just don’t know what’s going to come. The world presents surprises.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’History teaches that the economy swings up and down, sometimes with disastrous results. Political scientists foresee an era of continuing upheaval and unrest. Geologists say an inevitable big earthquake in quake-prone Southern California could damage venues envisioned as part of the Games.Mayor Eric Garcetti shrugged off a question about the uncertainty. “Los Angeles is resilient,” said the youthful-looking mayor, who will be granddad age, chasing 60, by the time of the Games.“If the entire earth falls apart, probably the Olympics aren’t happening in Los Angeles. But short of that, we are going to have a great Games here in LA,” the mayor told reporters.In embracing the 2028 date that is expected to be finalized later this year, city Olympic organizers ceded the 2024 Games to Paris, which both cities had craved.But Garcetti and other supporters argued that the four-year delay was advantageous, giving the car-choked city more time to build rail lines. Additionally, the delay comes with financial sweeteners that, among other things, will pump millions of dollars into youth sports.But time rushes on, and major changes are bound to happen.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Barcelona has ‘doubts’ about Neymar’s future amid PSG rumors Another hurdle: With the change in date, LA apparently needs to renegotiate and extend financial guarantees approved by the city and state to cover potential shortfalls connected with the 2024 bid. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that puts California taxpayers on the hook for up to $250 million if Los Angeles were awarded the 2024 Games and they ran over budget, and the city has promised the same.Chicago-based sports-finance consultant Marc Ganis said the overall outcome was favorable for LA, given that Paris was in line for the 2024 Games. Additionally, financial sweeteners will help cover costs over the longer wait time.Still, facilities age, technology advances and costs rise.“There is always going to be financial risk,” Ganis said, “when you are targeting 11 years into the future.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return
Two elderly women were injured after their home went up in flames in the wee hours of this morning at D’Urban Street, Georgetown. The incident is being investigated as arson.The pensioner, Ingrid Barry resides in the upper flat of the building while a female security guard occupies the lower flat.More details in Thursday February 15th edition of Guyana Times.
Police on Friday dumped a total of 55.2kg of cocaine, with street value of .7 million, into the Atlantic Ocean.Of the amount, 40kg of the illegal substance was found in several buckets at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) while the other six kilograms was liquefied cocaine found in rum bottles, also at the CJIA.On March 19, 2015, a city exporter was nabbed at the country’s main port of entry, attempting to ship almost 90 pounds of cocaine in buckets of cassareep, green seasoning and Chinese sauce.It was reported that the suspect, who is on remand, went with all the necessary documents to the cargo bank of the CJIA to ship 50A quantity of the cocaine which was dumped on Fridaybuckets containing cassareep mixed with green seasoning and Chinese sauce.However, members of the Police Narcotics Branch acting on information conducted a searched on the buckets and uncovered a whitish substance which turned out to be cocaine. The illegal substance was weighed and amounted to 40.405 kilograms.In the other matter, six kilograms of liquefied cocaine was detected in several bottles of rum at the Airport on May 29, 2014.It was reported that a Guyanese-born US resident – who was an outgoing passenger at the airport on a Dynamic Airlines flight destined for the JFK Airport in New York – approached the departure gate, but was intercepted by ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch and a routine search on his carry-on bag was conducted. It was then that the ranks found three bottles of El Dorado-brand rum.The contents of the bottles, which appeared unusually thick, aroused their suspicion and a test of the substance later confirmed the presence of cocaine. Two men were subsequently sentenced to four years in jail for the matter.Meanwhile, on Wednesday last, member of the Police Narcotics Branch burnt 294.2 kilograms of marijuana that was confiscated over a two-year period – 2015 and 2016.A quantity of marijuana was seized following raids conducted by the Police and another quantity from the conclusion of several court cases. The huge quantity of marijuana, which has an estimated street value of $147 million, was destroyed at the incinerator at Princes Street, Georgetown.
0Shares0000Atletico Madrid’s forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match against Girona January 20, 2018 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Jan 20 – Villarreal moved above Real Madrid and into the top four in La Liga after a 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday that piled more pressure on the struggling champions’ coach Zinedine Zidane.Valencia had two players sent off as they fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Las Palmas, while Atletico Madrid gave leaders Barcelona the chance to pull 11 points clear after only drawing 1-1 with Girona. A 26th-minute penalty from Manu Trigueros and Real youth product Denis Cheryshev’s first league goal in nearly two years saw Javier Calleja’s side, who beat Real at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time ever last week, move up to 34 points, two ahead of Real.Zidane’s team are fifth, level on 32 points with Sevilla, who crushed Espanyol 3-0 in a dominant display in Catalonia that gave Vincenzo Montella his first league win since arriving in Spain in late December.The last time Real finished outside the top four was in 2000, when they placed fifth but won the Champions League — a year before coach Zidane had even signed for the club as a player.Madrid do have two games in hand on the teams around them, though, and host Deportivo on Sunday.Cheryshev’s tap-in, the first goal in La Liga for the injury-plagued attacker since March 2016, sealed the deal against Levante, who pulled one back with a stoppage-time penalty from Roger.Russian international Cheryshev clattered into the post after charging down the left flank to tap home Enes Unal’s low cross, but after some time on the ground in pain, struggled on until being substituted in the 65th minute.“We are going to fight to finish as high as up as possible. Right now we are fourth but Madrid still have to play,” said Calleja.“We are ambitious. There is a long way to go but we are dreaming of doing the very best we can.”– Atletico and Valencia slip –Antoine Griezmann’s first goal in six league games wasn’t enough for Atletico as they drew 1-1 with Girona and gave Barcelona a chance to extend their lead at the top.The draw at the Wanda Metropolitano means Atletico are second and eight points behind Barca, who can almost end discussion over the league title with a win at Real Betis on Sunday.Atletico stay second on 43 points, three points ahead of Valencia after their surprise defeat in a temperamental affair at Las Palmas, which saw defender Gabriel booked twice for dissent after giving away the host’s winning penalty and then his centre-back partner Ruben Vezo sent off with three minutes left for elbowing spot-kick scorer Jonathan Calleri.Valencia looked set for a routine win when Santi Mina headed home the opener from a corner after just five minutes, but Jonathan Viera smashed home Calleri’s knock-down 15 minutes later.Calleri slotted home the penalty that sealed the three points as Gabriel strode off to the showers.Griezmann lashed home Diego Costa’s brave knockdown for Atletico in the 34th minute but Portu snatched a shock equaliser for the away side 17 minutes from time.Costa made his mark again on Saturday, with his second assist since returning from Chelsea adding to his three goals in five games in all competitions.He lay down in a heap after being clattered by Girona goalkeeper Bono as he headed on for Griezmann, but it was the shot-stopper who came off worse and had to be substituted at half-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“He is 100 percent, he trained today and that is all that interests me,” Zidane said on Friday.Ronaldo, 32, said he would like to retire at Real after scoring the winner in last weekend’s Club World Cup final, but that decision depended on those that run the club.The Portuguese star signed a new deal to 2021 with Real just over a year ago, but has since seen Neymar’s move to Paris Saint Germain for a world record fee and a bumper new deal for Lionel Messi at Barcelona reportedly see them leapfrog Ronaldo as the world’s best paid player.“Cristiano just has to think about what he has done, what he is doing and what he means to this club,” added Zidane.“He deserves the full respect of the club and he has it. After the holidays we will talk about that for sure. At the moment the only important thing is the game tomorrow and for that he is 100 percent.”Ronaldo only returned to full training on Friday after receiving some rough treatment from Brazilians Gremio last weekend. However, he has rediscovered top form in recent weeks with five goals in his last four outings.Zidane’s men trail Barca by 11 points in fourth place behind Atletico Madrid and Valencia, but they do have a game in hand on their rivals.Real captain Sergio Ramos claimed this week his side are “obliged to win more than ever” given their deficit in the title race, but Zidane claimed tomorrow’s result won’t be definitive no matter what happens.“There is no anxiety. We need to think about playing a good match and not look at whether the difference is 11, eight or 25 points,” said Zidane. “The only thing we can control is playing well tomorrow.”– Barca 24 unbeaten –Barca are undefeated in their last 24 games. However, they were beaten in both legs as Real romped to victory 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup in coach Ernesto Valverde’s first two games in charge back in August.Back then Barca were mired in institutional crisis caused by Neymar’s departure. Yet, Valverde has cannily reconstructed the Catalans around a sold defensive base that has conceded just eight goals in that 24-game unbeaten run and relied on the brilliance of Messi going forward.“It’s true that at the time we had just lost an important player for the team and we had the negative result here that conditioned the tie. At their place, they played very well and were the better team,” said Valverde.“Since then we have got better bit-by-bit and got the results that mean we are top of the league.”The tension on the field could be accompanied by an even more hostile atmosphere for Barca than normal in the capital in the wake of regional elections in Catalonia that saw three parties favouring independence for the region from Spain retain an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament.However, Valverde played down concerns as Barca also visited to Madrid to face Atletico in October without problems amid heightened political tension following violent clashes in a banned independence referendum called by separatists.“The atmosphere tomorrow will be good, I have no doubt about that,” he added.“We went to play at Atletico Madrid close to October 1 when there was a lot of talk about the reception we would get and I think as a football man it is one of the best atmospheres I have seen. There was a good feeling between the teams, the fans and I expect tomorrow will be the same.“Logically the Bernabeu will support their team, but I think it will be a good game.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to missing a goal during their match against Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 6, 2017MADRID, Spain, Dec 22- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for Saturday’s huge El Clasico clash against Barcelona despite playing a limited role in training this week.And the Frenchman urged Ronaldo to put his perceived desire for an improved contract from the European champions on the back burner to help Real get back into the La Liga title race.
0Shares0000Wayne Rooney was sent off as D.C. United crashed to a 4-0 home defeat to Los Angeles F.C. © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Patrick McDermottWASHINGTON, United States, Apr 7 – Wayne Rooney was sent off as D.C. United’s unbeaten start to the season came to an emphatic end with a 4-0 home defeat to Los Angeles FC on Saturday.Former England and Manchester United star Rooney was shown a red card on 52 minutes after a dangerous, studs-up tackle on LAFC’s Uruguayan striker Diego Rossi, who would go on to complete a clinical hat-trick. Referee Robert Sibiga initially looked to have given Rooney a reprieve, brandishing only a yellow card for the tackle.But after consulting the Video Assistant Referee, Sibiga changed the yellow to red, leaving United skipper Rooney to trudge off the field without protest.Rooney’s red completed a miserable afternoon for D.C. United, who by that stage were trailing 3-0 against a vastly superior LAFC side.The eagerly anticipated battle between the leading teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference turned into a one-sided affair at Washington’s Audi Field, with Los Angeles ruthlessly exploiting some sloppy play from the home side.The game was effectively over in little more than half an hour, with Los Angeles surging into a 3-0 lead thanks to two goals from Rossi and a curling effort from Mexico international Carlos Vela.United had been under pressure from the outset, and were fortunate not to have gone a goal down after only nine minutes when Leonardo Jara was adjudged to have handled in the area to concede a penalty.Vela stepped up for the spot-kick but was thwarted by a fine block from United goalkeeper Bill Hamid. Vela’s attempted follow-up from the rebound hit a post.Los Angeles did not have long to wait for the opener however, and in the 16th minute Vela made amends with the game’s opening goal.A mix-up in midfield saw D.C. United cough up possession cheaply, allowing Adama Diomande to thread a pass through to Vela, who coolly took his time before placing a curling shot beyond Hamid.Vela turned creator for Los Angeles’s second, picking out Rossi with a delightful low cross with the outside of his left foot allowing the Uruguayan to jab home the finish for 2-0.Rossi added his second in the 32nd minute, capitalising on good work from Mark Anthony Kaye to curl in a superb right-foot finish to all but seal the win.Rooney’s dismissal early in the second half snuffed out any faint hope of a comeback, and Rossi duly added insult to injury by completing his hat-trick to make it 4-0 on 76 minutes.LAFC moved four points clear of Los Angeles Galaxy at the top of the Western Conference, with 16 points from six games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
In response, Councilman Bernard Parks – who chairs the council’s Budget Committee – had asked the City Attorney’s Office whether the city has a legal obligation to process Las Lomas’ environmental study and development application even though the project is outside city limits. In the four-page opinion, Chief Assistant City Attorney David Michaelson wrote that the city has already accepted fees from the developer and begun reviewing the project, so L.A. would lose a lawsuit if leaders stopped processing the project and the developer sued. “A court would likely determine that the city initiated a specific plan and that the city was legally obligated to process the Las Lomas EIR and the specific plan,” the opinion said. But Smith disagrees with the city attorney’s opinion and questions whether processing the environmental study and other applications could obligate the city to annex the property. Smith has hired his own attorney, who is an expert in annexations, to review the situation. The proposed project is along Interstate 5 in county jurisdiction, between the cities of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles. Under county zoning, the developer would only be able to build around 200 homes. Palmer has sought annexation by the city of L.A. for its guaranteed water supply and the possibility that L.A. leaders would endorse his higher-density mini-city concept. Las Lomas spokesman Matt Klink said the company received an e-mail version of the city attorney opinion Monday morning, hours before the council committee hearing. “Frankly, we’re shocked and surprised that a document like this would end up being blast e-mailed. It’s not appropriate,” Klink said. email@example.com 213-978-0390160Want 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“I’m hopeful that whoever leaked the information is found out and that we enact the appropriate sanctions.” Still in the environmental-review phase, developer Dan Palmer is seeking to have Los Lomas annexed by the city of Los Angeles and to build a 5,500-home community in the hills between Santa Clarita and L.A. The memo was leaked before a council budget committee hearing Monday, when members were going to consider a fee agreement proposed by Alarc n in which Las Lomas would pay for staff time to expedite review of the project. Alarcon’s motion was postponed to January. Councilman Greig Smith, who opposes Las Lomas, has urged his fellow council members to deny the fee agreement and stop having city staff work on the project. Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon called Wednesday for an investigation into the release of a city attorney memo that said city leaders would be breaking the law if they stop processing development applications for the controversial Las Lomas development. The confidential memo was obtained by project opponents and distributed by a neighborhood council. But Alarcon argued that publicizing the opinion gave the developer an inside look at the city’s legal strategy on the project, which has already spawned several lawsuits. “This could have the effect of weakening our position as we go through this process,” said Alarcon, who requested a Los Angeles Police Department investigation if necessary.
The rally is getting 10kDONEGAL festivals are to get €125,000 in funding this year.Sea Sessions and the Rory Gallagher Festival are the big winners from the announcement, getting more than the Earagail Arts Festival.Fine Gael Minister Joe McHugh welcomed the funding. “Each of these events has significant international appeal and will take place during 2016,” said McHugh.“Under this funding, Donegal will receive €125,000 under the programme. Sea Sessions and Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival are each to receive €40,000; Earagail Arts Festival will receive €35,000 and the Donegal Rally will receive €10,000.“These festivals which take place each year in Donegal are a key event and an incredible amount of work goes in to the organisation and production of each festival. It is an opportunity for communities to come together and an important date in the calendar each year. This funding will hopefully play a significant role in ensuring the events continue this year, creating additional tourism, spending in the local areas and an opportunity for people to see more of what Donegal has to offer.” DONEGAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS GET €125,000 FUNDING was last modified: January 7th, 2016 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)
Finn Harps under 15’s won their opening Foyle Cup match against Bangor with a strong disciplined performance. Michael Devine was denied an early goal by a fine save from the Bangor keeper.Kieran Connor from Milford cut in from the left wing to score the opening 2 goals in the first 15 minutes and Ryan Toye also from Milford scoring a 3rd with his first touch after coming on as a sub in the second half. The win could have been more with good saves from the Bangor keeper and Finn Harps hitting the wood work twice, including a quality shot from Kieran connor hitting the crossbar and denying him a well deserved hat-trick, the gulf could have been more. FOYLE CUP 2014: FINN HARPS U15’S IMPRESSIVE IN VICTORY OVER BANGOR was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Finn Harps FCFoyle Cup 2014:NoticessoccerSport
Former Kerry star Darragh Ó Sé has revealed his admiration for brothers Neil and Eamon McGee in his weekly column with The Irish Times. Ó Sé was reflecting on Donegal’s defeat to Mayo and focused on the battle between Aidan O’Shea and the McGee brothers.Ó Sé felt the McGee’s got a bit of a chasing on Saturday night but said any full-back line in Ireland would have and praised the maturity of the Mayo star. While he felt the McGee’s lost their battle with O’Shea he said that doesn’t make them a busted flush and has praised them as pure, honest defenders.Ó Sé wrote, “The McGees got a chasing from Aidan O’Shea on Saturday but that doesn’t mean they’re a busted flush.“Let’s be honest: not many defences would have handled him. I’ve always admired them because they are pure defenders.“I’d have had a soft spot for them anyway because they’re Gaeltacht men but beyond that, they’re honest players who play a brave, manly game and don’t go crying about it when they’re beaten nor gloating about it when they win. “It’s very easy to dismiss players in one fell swoop. Sport can get away from you very quickly.“You can land in Croke Park knowing you’re no different to the player you were the previous year but all of a sudden you come up against a Mayo team that is revved up and mad for road and you come up against this bull of a young lad in O’Shea who is on a roll.“Your midfield is getting beaten, so the ball coming in is decent and you’re hung out to dry. But you can’t be killing lads for a bad day at the office.“The reality is O’Shea is a beast at the minute and he’s looking to clear everything in his path. With the level of dominance Mayo had around the centre of the pitch, the Donegal defence could have taken a far worse hosing than it did.“Neil McGee actually was on top early on and got out to the first couple of balls that came in. But it’s like that old saying: O’Shea only had to be lucky once, Donegal had to be lucky all the time. DARRAGH Ó SÉ – ‘I’VE ALWAYS ADMIRED THE MCGEE’S, THEY ARE PURE DEFENDERS AND THEY’RE FROM THE GAELTACHT’ was last modified: August 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport