The star side of Damián Suárez

first_imgDamián Suárez, a Getafe classicThe fluctuation of Getafe’s categories in recent years has prevented any footballer with a long history at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. However, Bordalás’s modus operandi makes one believe that all players have a lifetime at his command. Of all of them, eThe oldest veteran with the blue shirt is Damián Suárez, arrived in 2015. He has played 175 games, with two goals and 20 assists. The right lane is all his and the years don’t seem to pass for him. Conversely, the lateral, at 31 years old, saw the possibility of being international for the first time in his career. He had already played in an U-17 World Cup or an U-20 World Cup, but they were specific episodes. The absolute knocked on her door for the first time. Now, after the crisis caused by the coronavirus, it continues adding days to an already considerably long trajectory and is at risk of not receiving the opportunity again. Of course, if Getafe continues at the same rate and the side continues at this level, the phone will ring again.Rivals of heightIf along these lines, you have not found that the data of Damián Suárez is worthy of praise, all you have to do is make a comparison with other footballers who, having world renown or an important role in the national scene and some with great Offensive vocation, they have not been able to generate as many occasions as the Getafe defender. Jordi Alba, Carvajal, Junior, Bernat, José Luis Gayá, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Yuri, Filipe Luis, Lodi, Juanfran, Odriozola, Jesús Navas, Nelson Semedo or Trippier are some examples.PEDRO ARMESTRE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Damián and Marcelo bid for a ball in a match of the 2011-12 season.PEDRO ARMESTRE (AFP) According to data published by the Twitter account OptaJose, Damián Suárez causes on average 1.07 occasions per game. The striker, in fact, is in charge of bouncing the stopped ball in Bordalás’s schemes. Therefore, one of the executors of the coach’s strategy, key to Getafe’s successes. What’s more, until the break the club azulon was one of the Europeans who had pierced the rival goal the most times in a strategic move, only surpassed by Rome, Juventus, Lazio, Inter, Liverpool or Atalanta.Of course, he is still far from the offensive potential of his two Brazilian rivals in this classification. Opta states that Marcelo has generated on average 1.5 occasions in his career, for the 1.44 starring Dani Alves. Although they had world class teammates, they have always been characterized by being a rival field aircraft. Damián, on the contrary, is a footballer who shines on both sides of the field of play and, even, his resistance, momentum and generosity in the effort make him a defender of the highest level within the championship.A frustrated dreamBoth Damián and Mauro Arambarri had fulfilled a dream when summoned by Tabárez for the stoppage of national teams last March. The 24-year-old midfielder and in a clear ascending line, has a different perspective on the situation. The logical thing, if everything continues as planned, is that you become a regular of the lists. In addition, he already had the approval of having had a leading role in the lower categories. JOAQUIN CORCHERO ARCOS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Damián Suárez and Arambarri, two fundamental soccer players for Bordalás.JOAQUIN CORCHERO ARCOS (DAILY AS) Damian Suarez it is yet another that points to a simple task: to demystify those voices that affirm that Getafe de Bordalás is an absolutely defensive team. What’s more, the Uruguayan side shares podium with two major names in Spanish football such as Dani Alves and Marcelo. And is that only they have been able to generate more scoring chances on average being defenses in the last decade. There is a lot of gunpowder in his boots.last_img read more

UTech Knights aim for national crown

first_img After securing their title, Marvette Anderson, the UTech Knights’ first-time coach, quickly shifted focus to the upcoming extension of the Parish League. “The County League is coming up. Both UTech and UWI will be representing Kingston in the County League,” she said. Pointing to their next goal, Anderson added: “To go all the way to being crowned all-island champions would be the icing on the cake. That’s what we’re working towards.” In the other finals, Mico ‘A’ beat Skibo 33-20 for the Kingston crown; G.C. Foster ‘A’ outclassed Rivoli United 32-18 for the St. Catherine crown; and the Dalton Hinds-coached Global had mixed fortunes as while their ‘A’ team won the St. Andrew Intermediate League 32-27 over Excelsior Eagles, the ‘B’ team went down 32-25 in the St Andrew Minor League final to Tantrum. NEW FOCUS Having conquered the Corporate Area, the UTech Knights are taking aim at national honours in the inaugural Netball Jamaica/JN Bank County League. Playing for the St Andrew major League crown, the Knights beat UWI Pelicans 40-36 in the JN Bank Parish League on Sunday in one of five finals at the National Indoor Sports Centre. National player Shanice Beckford, who played goal attack, pumped in a pivotal 36 of 40 attempts for UTech Knights, while her namesake, Shanice Evelyn, added the other four goals from eight tries. Goal shooter Shimona Nelson led the scoring for UWI Pelicans with 28 goals from 18 tries, while Rebecca Robinson, the goal attack, shot eight from 10. COUNTY DIVISION LEAGUES All the teams have advanced to the historic county divisional leagues, which is to be played for the first time. Teams competing in the various Parish Leagues will qualify depending on how they finish. From the parish of St Andrew, the teams that emerge in first and second positions in the Major, Intermediate and Minor Leagues will advance to their respective divisions in the County of Surrey. All other parishes will see the first and second-place teams advancing to the County Major League, third and fourth-placed teams advancing to the County Intermediate League, and fifth and sixth-placed teams advancing to the County Minor League in their respective counties, as long as those teams meet the required standard. Winners and runners-up will then advance to the National Champions Leagues. The County Divisional Leagues are scheduled to start on April 22.last_img read more

Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year James was ejected from a game for the first time. Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association, publicly aired his complaint about longtime referee Scott Foster giving him a technical foul by saying “Scott Foster at his finest. … That’s who they pay to see.” Draymond Green told The Athletic this month that referees are “ruining the game.”Referee Courtney Kirkland was removed from the floor for a week after he and Warriors guard Shaun Livingston went forehead-to-forehead over a foul call during a game in Miami. And this week, Durant apologized after becoming overly upset with referee James Williams. Durant said he will personally apologize to Williams when they see each other again.“I’ve got to just own up to it,” Durant said. “I watched it when I got home. I was wondering why he was coming at me so hard but then I watched the plays I was like, ‘Yeah, I looked like a jerk out there.’”McCutchen said it’s critical the sides learn how to agree to disagree in more situations, and stop expecting perfection from each other. And seeing Durant own up to his actions gave McCutchen hope that a strained relationship can be saved.“That’s the Kevin I know,” McCutchen said. “Because of his personhood, because of his platform that comes along with that stature, it’s an incredible platform for everyone to build on. That was a self-reflective moment, and if we’re going to solve this collectively each stakeholder has to be able to turn the lens and look inward. What Kevin did is an incredible springboard toward that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bucks’ Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img MOST READ The league introduced a five-pronged plan Friday to try and improve how players and referees get along during games. It comes during a season where one of the storylines has been the ongoing deterioration of the relationship between the sides, with stars such as Durant, LeBron James and Chris Paul not shy about expressing their frustrations.“What we’ve basically done is taken a bit of a step back,” NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell said. “It’s kind of been a cumulative effect that’s been going on throughout the course of the season. We feel like frustration is high and tensions are high, so we want to address it, frankly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe league’s plan comes less than a month before the players and referees are set to meet in Los Angeles during All-Star weekend, a long-planned session that was scheduled with hopes of finding common ground. The NBA isn’t expected to have an official role in that meeting, though clearly wants to see more civility — and soon.“Time is of the essence,” said former referee Monty McCutchen, now an NBA vice president overseeing referee development and training. “This is an important issue.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson — An additional reliance on the NBA’s Officiating Advisory Council, which will be tasked with getting all parts of the league more involved in finding solutions to problems.“That nature of public discourse these days is a bit rough,” Johnson said. “So what tools can we provide them to deal with this changing landscape? Over the course of the season, as the chippiness has gone on, we say there’s no time like the present to not just communicate with the referee staff but to talk with teams. This dialogue is all the more important right now.”Before Friday’s game between the Clippers and Grizzlies, both coaches — Doc Rivers of Los Angeles and J.B. Bickerstaff of Memphis — said communication is a key in all of this.“I’ve never been one to want to get the calls right because I think that’s impossible,” Rivers said. “I’m one that has always wanted to get the communication right.”The Clippers coach said one issue is the transition of younger referees into the officiating ranks coupled with the retirement of veterans.“There’s a lot of officials from the past — let’s not even use the current ones — that probably were not great refs as far as getting the calls right,” Rivers said, “but they were phenomenal at managing the game and the emotions of the game and you never had a problem.“That’s where we have to get back to, being able to deal with every coach, every player as a different personality.”Bickerstaff said he appreciates the league being “proactive” about the problem, recognizing it and trying to address it before it escalates further.“I think the communication that is not in the heat of battle will be a better way to solve issues,” the interim Memphis coaach said. “When you are on the court, and there’s emotions going, … conflict won’t get resolved. Sometimes it gets sparked and becomes an even larger problems.’There has been no shortage of ugliness in player-referee exchanges this season. McCutchen and NBA senior vice president overseeing referee operations Michelle Johnson will be among those starting to meet with teams in the coming days, one of the five steps in the plan:— Discussing rules interpretations, on-court conduct and the expectations of NBA referees with all 30 clubs.— A re-emphasis of the NBA’s “Respect for the Game” rules , not just for players but also coaches and referees themselves, with hopes of more consistent enforcement of violations.— Expansion of rules education by the NBA Referee Operations department for coaches, players and team personnel to provide better clarity of rules and interpretations.— Enhanced training for referees on conflict resolution. Johnson and McCutchen will conduct that training and will more closely scrutinize on-court interactions to make sure referees are handling things consistent with league policy.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Zaza Pachulia #27, Draymond Green #23 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors complain to referee Monty McCutchen #13 against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Kevin Durant was steaming mad over officiating this week, then eventually apologized after realizing he could have better handled his frustrations.The NBA hopes all players and referees take the time for such reflection.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

British High Commissioner to Ex-British solider: “It was a privilege, honour and pleasure to…

first_imgBritish High Commissioner Gregory Quinn saluted former British soldier Edward Constant, who experiencedBritish High Commissioner Gregory Quinna great misfortune during a historic return to Guyana for its independence jubilee celebrations.The heartbreaking story of the ex-British soldier, who was brazenly mugged of his most cherished possessions while sightseeing in Guyana, made headlines in recent days.Constant, at just 19 years old, witnessed the momentous moment in Guyanese history in 1966 when the Union Jack was lowered and replaced by the Golden Arrowhead.Fifty years ago, Constant made a promise to himself to return to Guyana to be a part of the country’s grand celebrations for its jubilee independence anniversary.He was having a wonderful time, enjoying the friendliness of the folks amid the electrifying independence ambiance. During his merriment, he was robbed while in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market Square.He was robbed of a gold chain which his wife had bought for him before she died. The chain bore her wedding ring and her engagement ring.Despite his misfortune, Constant remained in high spirits as he enjoyed the last moments of his stay in Guyana.His essence was admirable and ignited a personal message from the British High Commissioner, who acknowledged that the former British soldier is indeed a remarkable human being.In a video message posted on the Embassy’s website, Quinn spoke highly of Constant, noting that the world would be a better place if more people were like him.“Despite the sadness of losing some of his possessions, Edward remains someone who has loved his time here. He keeps telling me about how well he has been welcomed into the community and how friendly the people have been and how much he has enjoyed being here. And how he is telling the story about Guyana in a positive way to anyone and everyone who would listen back in the UK. That is an extremely admirable quality and I think it goes to the depth of feeling people here have had for Edward and for the welcome he had. It has been a privilege, honour and pleasure to meet you Edward. You are a true gentleman and if the world had more people like you, it would be a far, far better place,” the British High Commissioner expressed.In a Facebook post, Constant thanked the Guyanese people for their generosity during his stay, promising to return sometime once again.“To all you wonderful people of Guyana, I thank you for allowing me to share parts of your life, this Milkie is now home safe, I know lots of you made comments about my misfortunes, both good and bad, because you have your Independence you also have that right, I love you all for your hospitality, I will return to your great country,” his post read.Police had arrested someone named Jose Barker, also known as “Quarter” as the perpetrator of the robbery. Barker was recently charged with the crime and remanded to prison.It remains uncertain whether or not the soldier regained possession of his priceless belongings.last_img read more

Overseas companies must adhere to labour regulations – Minister Scott

first_imgThe Government will “not condone” multinational companies operating locally in breach of the laws of this country. This is according to Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott, who has responsibility for labour. Minister Scott noted that both local and foreign companies will not be allowed to “interfere with the workings of the unions.”Bauxite operations in GuyanaOn Tuesday, the Minister met with executives of RUSAL-owned Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI). According to a Government Information Agency (GINA) release, this meeting comes in light of the Ministry’s “continued effort to engage employers, trade unions and stakeholders within the labour sector”. Scott related that the intention of the meeting was “to ensure that both local and overseas companies understand the Constitution of Guyana and respect the labour laws”.“The team put the cards on the table and they have some concerns with the ongoing dispute… but what we did, we put aside those areas that are very contentious and emotional and we discussed the principles in terms of respecting the Constitution of Guyana, the laws of Guyana and the trade union recognition that exists,” GINA quoted Scott as saying.According to the Minister, the Russian-owned company has indicated its willingness to facilitate trade unions. RUSAL’s Human Resources Manager Tolpykin Igor explained that the company has been doing “all in its power” to ensure that workers are “comfortable”, claiming that they are being “paid above the minimum wage”. Igor also pointed out that the bauxite company is willing to facilitate trade unions and have amicable solutions to any issues affecting workers, and is also encouraging the Ministry to conduct inspections at any time.In 2009, 57 workers engaged in strike action for increased wages and improved working conditions. In December of that year, the Russian company axed a labour agreement with the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU). However the GBGWU spoke out against this action.Earlier this year, Minister Scott met with the company and subsequently, the GBGWU, to facilitate “amicable discussions” between the union and employers. The Moscow Times had noted that RUSAL is the world’s largest producer of alumina and aluminum.last_img read more

Chief Zanzan Karwor ‘Really Vexed’ with Speaker Tyler

first_imgThe Chairperson of the Council of Chiefs and Elders (the Traditional Council), Chief Zanzan Karwor, has termed as disrespectful and out of order the recent comments made by Speaker of the House of Representatives Alex Tyler, accusing President Ellen Sirleaf of attempting to dethrone him from speakership and claiming that his life is threatened.Speaking at an honoring ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where traditional women had gathered to honor President Sirleaf for her numerous contributions to the development of rural women, Chief Karwor said such an accusation from a high profile government official has the propensity to cause problem in a country that is healing from a decade long civil crisis. He said the Speaker should have first informed the Traditional Council of his suspicions before going to public with them, as members of the Traditional Council are considered as the owners and fathers and mothers of the land. “We think he is supposed to have told us first before going public. We don’t want things that will make our country look bad to others,” he said.Chief Karwor, who does not usually mince his words, told the gathering that the Speaker acted out of order and should have done better. “We need to respect each other, especially our President,” he said. “You can’t just come up and be saying all kinds of things that will not look good for the country. It is not good; I’m really vexed with him.” “When your friends want to remove you and you know it is not fair, come to us so we can intervene. But you can’t go to the ‘chechepolay’ [rumour mongers] and start talking that kind of thing,” he said, adding that the traditional people are angry with Speaker Tyler.“This is why the Council has been stressing for an upper room where disputes among government officials could be resolved,” he added, “because our (traditional people) intervention would calm things from going out of hand.”He also said anyone that challenges the President is also challenging the indigenous people of the country.He called on all branches of government to collaborate with each other so they can do the work of the Liberian people effectively. “We should not be making ‘palava’ among ourselves, which would take us away from the work we need to do,” he stated.Amidst calls from a section of the House for Speaker Tyler to recuse himself from presiding over House proceedings while an indictment remains in effect for his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal published by corruption watchdog Global Witness, the Speaker turned to President Sirleaf, accusing her of blackmail, financial inducement and other dictatorial and undemocratic schemes to unseat him. According to him, the President is inducing members of the House through a clandestine financial package to sign a resolution for his removal.Though he failed to state the amount of the inducement, it is being reported that the President is offering US$20,000 to each lawmaker for Tyler’s dethronement.Speaker Tyler said the President threatened to withhold the benefits and entitlements and District Project Funds of lawmakers if they failed to have him removed.But these claims have been rubbished by the Executive Mansion. The Mansion, in a statement, took exception not only to the numerous grave allegations but their timing, released on the day of the visit of the U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama. Rejecting all of the Speaker’s claims and calling his actions ‘mere scarecrow tactics’, the Mansion said it was totally shocked that at a time when Mrs. Obama was visiting the country, the sitting Speaker of the 53rd Legislature would make such baseless and unfounded comments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Questions raised on veracity of Patterson’s CV

first_img…no information he was Chief Justice of Grenada – Bharrat JagdeoMany questions still abound over the appointment of retired Justice James Patterson to the helm of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), including ‘Did he lie on his Curriculum Vitae (CV)?’ Another proffered question is whether the President acted callously since the timelines presented to the nation do not add up.President David Granger as he swears in Retired Justice James Patterson to the post of GECOM Chairman last Thursday nightOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday raised the queries and pointed out that on the CV provided for the post of GECOM Chairman, it was pointed out that in 1987, Patterson had served as the Chief Justice of Grenada.Jagdeo told media operatives that based on checks made by the Party, it is yet to substantiate this.The Opposition Leader was handed a copy of Justice Patterson’s CV by President David Granger ahead of his appointment on Thursday last.He has since told media operatives the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) now harboured apprehension over “serious concerns raised about whether Justice Patterson was ever the Chief Justice in Grenada”.The PPP General Secretary and Opposition Leader informed media operatives he has been in receipt of numerous communications with respect to whether the GECOM Chairman served as the Grenadian Chief Justice.Cursory Internet searches by <<>> indicate that in 1986 the post was held by Dennis Byron (acting), who was succeeded by Sir Samuel Horatio Graham the following year.“We are going to dig into it a bit more; we are going to try to confirm this, because that is on his CV that I have received,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader reported that information coming out of the Caribbean island from persons including lawyers that worked there during that time indicate that “they don’t know about this”.He suggested to media operatives that if it was that Justice Patterson did in fact make a dishonest claim in his CV and “put something on his CV that is not true”, it would immediately disqualify “him from acting impartially and with integrity at GECOM”.Jagdeo suggested that should this be the case, it was reason enough for him to be removed from the helm of GECOM, since the President’s determination that he was ‘fit and proper’ was, among other things, based on his CV.“That was an influencing factor…that alone should make the President want to dismiss him if that is true.”The Opposition Leader was adamant if this was not the case and the CV prepared elsewhere, “it meant that the President himself doctored the CV that was given to me, so either way something is wrong with this if proven true”.Jagdeo told media operatives that there was information in the public domain to vitiate claims that Justice Patterson was in fact partisan given his association with the People’s National Congress (PNC).The Opposition Leader in speaking to Patterson’s close ties to the PNC pointed to his treatment at the funeral of the late President Desmond Hoyte.Jagdeo reminded that Justice Patterson at the time of Hoyte’s death and funeral had been part of the inner enclave.“At a private ceremony made up only of PNC members, if you look at the pall bearers there, a private ceremony he was there,” Jagdeo said.He also drew reference to a social media profile bearing retired Justice Patterson’s image and information, which shares ties with PNC rally groups.“His impartiality is yet to be proven, but from all we see he is partial and he is pro-PNC,” according to the Opposition Leader.Jagdeo was also adamant “we have grave concerns about his impartiality and about the truthfulness about the qualification”, based on emerging information.Speaking to the questionable timelines presented by President Granger, the Opposition Leader pointed out that while it took weeks at a time for the President to consider his nominees – submitted in batches of sixes – retired Justice James Patterson was identified, considered and found to be fit and proper within a matter of hours.Jagdeo as required by the Constitution, was obligated to submit six nominees for the President’s consideration and the President had requested the CVs of the persons nominated.The Opposition Leader told media operatives “weeks after having the CV for people when asked by the media what’s going on, he said ‘I am still studying the CVs’.”Jagdeo juxtaposed this with the comments made by Justice Patterson following his swearing-in on Thursday last.Patterson had at the time told media operatives that he had only been asked earlier in the evening (Thursday) to serve as the GECOM Chair, and indicated “I was never approached prior to tonight.”Expanding on revelations over the selection of the GECOM Chairman, Jagdeo told members of the media he received a copy of Justice Patterson’s CV at 18:00h that evening when he met with the President which meant he had received it shortly before.“So he had the CV maybe a couple of hours maximum, because Patterson said ‘I was only asked tonight’…so in two hours he had a CV and he discovered that this person is suitable.”Justice Patterson, he observed, was sworn in immediately after submitting a CV while the President spent weeks at a time considering the CVs belonging to the 18 nominees.“This smacks of someone lying; it smacks of a plot,” Jagdeo surmised.The Opposition Leader posited that despite the pronouncements of the President, he was unsure that Justice Patterson was “acceptable to the Guyanese public as a whole; in fact, most people think he is not”.Jagdeo suggested: “It’s either Mr Patterson is not being truthful that he was asked long before or the President callously just decided.”last_img read more

Lacrosse teams playing only home games of the season this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — All five of the Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association’s teams will be in action on their home floor for the first and only time this season.FSJMLA President Annika Hedican says that this will be the penultimate weekend of action for most of Fort St. John’s box lacrosse teams. After games in Prince George next weekend, only the Pee Week will be competing in Mackenzie in mid-June before playoffs take place in Williams Lake June 24th and 25th.Teams from Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, Vanderhoof, and Mackenzie will be coming to visit the Grizzlies at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on both Saturday and Sunday. The full weekend schedule can be found below.- Advertisement –last_img

Lost daughter mourned

first_img Clark told investigators Fein refused to wear a seat belt because she was trying to sleep, and he said he believed he fell asleep at the wheel. Clark’s father, Greydon, called the crash a horrible accident. “It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy for all involved,” he said. “… Our hearts go out to Tracy and her family.” Highway Patrol officials in Nevada and California said drivers have a responsibility to drive without being impaired, whether from alcohol, marijuana or just plain fatigue. “Anytime you introduce an illegal substance into your body it is going to impair you,” said Trooper Chuck Allen, a spokesman for the Nevada Highway Patrol. “One doesn’t have to have drugs or alcohol in their system to be impaired. Being tired or sleepy can be an impairment.” Fein’s parents moved to Simi Valley when she was 4 and were both working as nurses. She eventually followed in their footsteps, getting a job as a nurse last year. As a child, she attended Township Elementary School near their home, was involved in Girl Scouts, ballet, gymnastics and art, and was a “walking encyclopedia about all the natural wonders,” her mother said. “Disneyland was like her second home. She knew all the movies, their stories, their trivia and the lyrics to all the songs,” her mother wrote in her victim-impact statement. “She could really carry those tunes perfectly. She had a beautiful voice.” She met Clark when they were students at Simi Valley High School, but her father, Steven Fein, didn’t approve of their relationship and had her transferred to Apollo High School. “I pulled her out of Simi Valley High to keep her away from him,” he said. Fein worked her way through nursing school in the box office at the Regal Cinema Center near City Hall. She recently went to Costa Rica with her father to attend a Spanish-language immersion institute, later telling him her newfound language skill “was like a magic wand that she used as a nurse to turn patients’ frowns into smiles.” Steven Fein said he didn’t hear anything about Clark for about five years after his daughter left Simi Valley High. Then, a few months prior to the crash, his daughter began dating him again and seemed less open and sharing with her parents. Ligia Fein said she wishes it were all a nightmare, it seems so unreal. “If this were a bad dream, then I could still wake up. But I can’t,” she said. “Our baby is gone. Our gorgeous girl is gone.” Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 eric.leach@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Back in August, Trevor Clark and Tracy Fein were on their way to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, an annual celebration in the middle of the desert where pretty much anything goes. As they headed north on Highway 395 just south of Gardnerville, Nev., the Simi Valley couple’s car inexplicably rolled over about 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 27. Clark, who was driving, told police he fell asleep. He had marijuana in his system, even though he said he hadn’t smoked pot for 10 days, prosecutors said. Fein, 22, wasn’t wearing her seat belt, and when the car stopped rolling, she was dead. A picture from their digital camera showed them smoking what appeared to be pot, although it’s unclear when the photo was taken. Police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the wreckage. Now, Clark, 23, who broke his shoulder and cut his neck in the crash, is facing between two and 20 years in prison after pleading no contest last month to driving with marijuana in his system and causing the fatal crash. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake And when a judge sentences him Tuesday in Douglas County, Nev., Fein’s parents will be there to keep their daughter’s memory alive and provide a cautionary tale about driving under the influence. “It’s taken so lightly, it’s pitiful,” said Ligia Fein, Tracy’s mother. “People don’t realize how much harm is done to the families, the communities, to life.” In a written statement to Nevada authorities to convey the family’s loss, she wrote that their lives are damaged forever. “We can no longer enjoy life again as we knew it,” she said. “We are scarred for the rest of our lives. Birthdays and holidays can never be the same.” She is faced with agonizing questions about her daughter’s death: Did she suffer? How did it happen? Was she asleep? Why was she not wearing her seat belt? last_img read more

MINISTER VARADKAR OFFICIALLY OPENS KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD STATION

first_imgMinister Varadkar arrives to open Killybegs Coast Guard station.Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has officially opened the new state-of-the-art Killybegs Coast Guard Station today.The purpose-built facility ensures that the Killybegs volunteer Coast Guard team can effectively and efficiently serve the communities in North Donegal Bay and South West Donegal. The Minister said the commitment shown by the local community was truly impressive.“I’m delighted to open this superb, purpose-built Irish Coast Guard Station and pollution control centre. I want to thank the Coast Guard volunteers for their service and dedication to our coastal communities.“This commitment is truly impressive and the Government is acutely aware of its importance. I’m pleased to announce that since my appointment as Minister, this is the third new station that we have opened for the Coast Guard volunteer sector.”Members of the Killybegs Coast Guard await the arrival of the Minister.The new Coast Guard station is located at the inner mouth of Killybegs Harbour on the new pier. The combined facility consists of a three story Coast Guard Station and an adjoining single storey Pollution Control Store building. It provides a base for the 25 volunteer members of the Killybegs Coast Guard team who are trained and equipped to operate as a boat team, cliff rescue and coastal search unit. And the pollution control store in the premises is one of three regional centres used by the Coast Guard for pollution response operations.Irish Coast Guard Director Chris Reynolds said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome our many friends to Killybegs today on what is a proud day for Killybegs and its harbour.“I extend a special welcome to representatives of the statutory and voluntary services including the Gardaí, RNLI, HSE, Navy, Fire Service and local authorities. I wish to thank Killybegs Coast Guard Unit for their many years of service to their community.”Killybegs Coast Guard Unit Officer in Charge Arthur Kee said: “This is a special day for the volunteer members of Killybegs Coast Guard Unit, for the town and surrounding community.“On behalf of the unit I would like to thank the Minister and all those involved with the project including the OPW, Donegal County Council, the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, whose assistance with site provision is greatly appreciated, and the local Harbour Master Martin Connell.” MINISTER VARADKAR OFFICIALLY OPENS KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD STATION was last modified: March 28th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:coastguard stationdonegalKillybegsMinister VaradkarOPENINGlast_img read more