1 Borja Baston scored 18 goals on loan at Eibar last season Swansea have confirmed the signing of Spanish striker Borja Baston from Atletico Madrid in a club record £15.5million deal.The 23-year-old frontman has penned a four-year deal with the Jacks and will wear the number ten shirt, having completed his medical with the Welsh club on Thursday.Borja’s fee, agreed on Tuesday, eclipses the £12million Swansea spent signing Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013.The former Spain Under-19 international arrives at the Liberty Stadium just five days after compatriot Fernando Llorente joined the Swans from Sevilla.Borja played only once for Atletico after his progress was slowed by a serious knee injury, but he had successful loan spells at Murcia, Huesca, Deportivo La Coruna, Real Zaragoza and Eibar, scoring 18 goals in 36 LaLiga appearances for the latter last season.“There is pressure, but it is good pressure,” said Borja, who could be available for Swansea’s opening Premier League game at Burnley on Saturday.“I want to repay the transfer fee paid for me with good performances and results.“It’s difficult to set a target of goals, but my mantra is take it goal by goal. Hopefully I can score a lot of goals.“It is the most important decision of my career.“I want to settle and spend several years here. I am very happy to be here. I am eager to contribute to the success of the team.”Borja becomes the 16th Spaniard to have represented Swansea, joining current players Angel Rangel, Jordi Amat and Llorente in south Wales.“There has been a lot of success with Spanish players here. I hope to do the same for Swansea,” said Borja.“It is great for me to have Spanish players in the team, but I want to learn English as quickly as possible to integrate into the team and get to know my team-mates.“I would love to play this Saturday, but I will have to speak to the manager (Francesco Guidolin) to see if he wants me to be involved.”The 6ft 1in Borja become Swansea’s fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Llorente, goalkeeper Mark Birighitti, defender Mike van der Hoorn and midfielder Leroy Fer.Swansea sold Andre Ayew and Ashley Williams to West Ham and Everton respectively this week for transfer fees totalling over £32million.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesThursday’s giant storm dumped .44 inches of rain on a Los Angeles County rain gauge near Division and Avenue K in central Lancaster. Wind knocked down trees, damaged mobile homes and snapped power poles. At one point Thursday, more than 15,000 homes and businesses in the Antelope Valley were without power, and Southern California Edison crews and private crews hired by the utility were still working Friday repairing damage. Steve Keller, whose home south of Avenue L and west of 20th Street West had its power knocked out Thursday night, said he was concerned that it took so long for electricity to be restored, and fears what would follow an Southern California earthquake or other major disaster. “For 5
Surely 60 marijuana storefronts will be more than plenty to meet the city’s legitimate needs until it gets this problem controlled – cancer epidemic or not. WHO knew that a cancer epidemic had struck Los Angeles? Not the doctors or hospitals, which report nothing unusual. But the happy folks who run the “medical” marijuana dispensaries sure do. In just a year, the number of pot dens in L.A. has jumped from five to 60 – suggesting that this must be the world’s biggest cancer cluster. Or, as is more likely, the state medical-marijuana law that voters approved in 1996 is being badly abused. City Councilman Dennis Zine, an ex-cop, has called for a moratorium on any new dispensaries – a sensible action to take while proper regulations are developed to comply with the law. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
boost Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea New job targets Mauricio Pochettino needs extra cover for Harry Kane, particularly because of his injury problems over the last 18 months.According to the Daily Mail, Spurs have offered Llorente a new one-year deal, but on reduced terms compared to his previous contract.The Spaniard was reportedly paid £100,000-a-week, but it is not known how much of a pay cut the north Londoners would want him to take.The 34-year-old is said to be considering his options with Tottenham currently on their pre-season tour of Asia. Fernando Llorente scored important goals in Tottenham’s Champions League run last season Fernando Llorente could re-sign for Tottenham as the club have reportedly made him a contract offer.The striker is currently a free agent following the expiration of his Spurs deal at the end of last month. Getty LATEST JIBE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:17Loaded: 7.21%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen A number of clubs are thought to be monitoring his situation with Fiorentina believed to be one of those interested.Llorente scored just 13 goals in 66 appearances for the Tottenham in the two seasons he was there. REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TROPHY Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Darren Gough discusses if Tanguy Ndombele will be a game changer for Tottenham He did, however, score crucial goals against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City in the Champions League last season.The striker was the man Pochettino was forced to turn to when Kane was out injured and Heung-min Son was unavailable.
On March 11, the United States Postal Service and the Orleans Bicentennial Committee will honor the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Orleans with a commemorative pictorial cancellation.A pictorial cancellation is a unique postmark offered by the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate special events. Items that are cancelled using a commemorative design usually in very limited quantity are often sought after by stamp collectors and other interested in U.S. postal history. The postmark features the official Orleans 200 logo designed by Brandon Deckard.According to Bicentennial Committee member Robert Henderson there are a several ways to participate in this historic event. One option is pick up a free special Orleans 200 Postcards now available through both the Orleans Town offices and Orleans Library or be present for the kick-off event downtown on Wednesday,March 11 to get your postcard.Orleans Postmaster Lora Daugherty has announced that on that one day only, from the hours of 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and Noon to 4:15 p.m. any one may bring their card into the post office purchase a 34 cent postcard stamp and receive the special postmark.The Postmaster will also make available this unique pictorial cancellation on any material that bears un-cancelled postage at the U.S. First Class rate of 49 cents. These items do not require an address, as once cancelled, the item is immediately returned to the individual.Anyone who can not attend the event can participate through the mail back service offered by the Orleans Postmaster. For more details please contact the Orleans Postmaster, (812) 865-2488.
ROVERS: Patton, Adebayo-Rowling, Leahy, Callan-McFadden (Cretaro 83), Donelon (Boylan 56), Roddan, Russell, Kearns (Stevens 87), Kenny, Sadlier, Martin.ST PAT’S: Murphy, Barker, Peers, Desmond, Bermingham, Cregg, C Byrne (K Byrne 83), Lunney, Kelly (A O’Hanlon 66), B Dennehy, J O’Hanlon (Fagan 74).REF: J McKell. Sligo Rovers 1(Sadlier 34)St Patrick’s Athletic 1(Barker 75)Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic both earned their first point of the season after an entertaining duel at the Showgrounds on Friday.Kieran Sadlier’s first-half free-kick opened the scoring, before defender Michael Barker fired home a second half equaliser for the visitors.After the match, Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox spoke with Sligo Rovers boss Dave Robertson and St Pat’s manager Liam Buckley…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Dave-Robertson-Post-Pats-Draw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Liam-Buckley-Post-Pats-Rovers-Draw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sadlier smashed the ball low into the bottom corner on 34 minutes after Patrick Cregg had been booked for a bad challenge on John Russell.It was a deserved lead for the home side, but they would have been behind at that stage only for Michael Leahy’s goal-line clearance.The centre-back got back to hook Graham Kelly’s effort away from an empty goal, after goalkeeper Shaun Patton was unable to deal with an initial cross into the area on 19 minutes.Prior to that, the only real chance of note was a dipping shot from Sadlier that Pat’s keeper Barry Murphy gathered safely in his arms.Pat’s started the second half with a little more directness, and were almost level just two minutes in, as Jonathan Lunney’s shot from the edge of the box crashed off the crossbar.The home side lost Regan Donelon to injury soon after, and St Pat’s put the pressure on, with Tobi Adebayo-Rowling and Patton making last-ditch blocks to deny firstly Billy Dennehy, and then Ian Bermingham.But the leveller came on 75 minutes, shortly after Liam Buckley sent on striker Christy Fagan to try and find a breakthrough.Full-back Barker proved the unlikely provider though Rovers substitute Raffaele Cretaro nearly won it just after his introduction only for good save from Murphy.
Former presidents Nelson Mandela andFW de Klerk jointly received the NobelPeace Prize in 1993 in recognition oftheir efforts to bring about democracyin South Africa. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang Information communications manager, Nelson Mandela Foundation +27 11 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • SA looks back 100 years • Mandela a free man 21 years ago • New Mandela book released • ANC celebrates 100 yearsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterSouth Africa today marks the 22nd anniversary of the unbanning of liberation movements, including the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and other liberation organisations.Then-president FW de Klerk stunned the world on 2 February 1990 when he announced in Parliament that his government had decided to release Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners unconditionally, and unban political parties.Struggle stalwarts Mandela, Walter Sisulu and six others had been convicted of treason and sabotage in June 1964 and sentenced to life imprisonment.Mandela spent the first 18 years of his sentence on Robben Island, doing hard labour. He later served time at the maximum-security Pollsmoor and low-security Victor Verster – now known as the Drakenstein Correctional Centre – prisons.Nine days after De Klerk’s announcement, Mandela walked out of prison a free man. The day, 11 February, was marked by jubilation amongst citizens, and intense media coverage at home and abroad.Following his release, Mandela negotiated the end to minority rule and became South Africa’s first democratically elected president after the country held its first inclusive elections in 1994.De Klerk and Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for their efforts in ending apartheid.NegotiationsSince the early 1980s, unknown to the majority of South Africans, Mandela and other imprisoned anti-apartheid fighters had been negotiating with the South African government, then under the leadership of the late PW Botha.Botha wanted Mandela to renounce his anti-apartheid principles and give up the armed struggle, and in 1985 offered him freedom on this basis. Mandela turned the offer down, saying that only a free man could negotiate.Between 1985 and 1990, and under intense local and international pressure, Mandela and the government – mainly then justice minister Kobie Coetsee – held a number of meetings, which laid the foundation for what was to come.In a television interview, Coetsee, who died in 2000, said that before he met Mandela, the image in his mind was one of a man who wanted to seize power at all costs.At their first meeting, which took place in a hospital where Mandela was recovering from prostate surgery, Coetsee took an immediate liking to the prisoner.“We met as though it was not the first meeting, it was one of many other meetings,” he said. “It did not bear the stamp or even appearance of a meeting between … warder and prisoner. Perhaps, it was a meeting between friends that had known each other for a very long time.”But it was only in 1989, when FW de Klerk took over as president from Botha, who had suffered a stroke, that tangible progress was made.De Klerk dropped the bombshell on 2 February 1990 when he announced Mandela’s release, and added that a negotiated settlement would end apartheid, all liberation movements would be unbanned and all political prisoners released.Nine days later Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison, his then wife Winnie holding his hand tightly, with his fist raised in the liberation movement salute.“Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today,” said Mandela in his first speech in 27 years as a free man.“I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands. On this day of my release, I extend my sincere and warmest gratitude to the millions of my compatriots and those in every corner of the globe who have campaigned tirelessly for my release.”
Two specially trained dogs are now helping the City of Cape Town’s metal theft unit in their quest to end the costly theft of copper and other non-ferrous metals in the city.(Image: www.capetown.gov.za) Stealing cables leads to power outages and a telecommunications setback; it diverts tax funds to replace the loss that could otherwise have been used to supply electricity to those without; and it interrupts business and industry.(Image: www.wikipedia.org)MEDIA CONTACTS• Neil ArendseMedia spokespersonLaw Enforcement Services+27 21 900 1757Gwinyai NhapataCape Town’s Copperheads have been joined by a K-9 unit in their quest to end the costly theft of copper and other non-ferrous metals in the city. Two specially trained dogs are now helping the City of Cape Town’s metal theft unit (MTU), better known as the Copperheads.The unit is a wing of the metro’s law and enforcement service.“Criminals are constantly devising ways in which they can evade detection. We recently had an incident whereby the suspects had concealed stolen cable in a cupboard, under a secret trapdoor,” said the Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith.“This would have been overlooked if the information received in the tip-off was not accurate. It is for this reason that the city identified the need for a K-9 unit.”Assistant Chief Neil Arendse, the head of the unit, initiated the step to help officers find stolen copper and aluminium. The K-9 Copperheads were introduced at an official launch on 22 November, at which they gave a demonstration of their expertise.“This event should be seen as a historic moment for the city’s law and enforcement service,” said Smith.“Specialist dogs work in a variety of law enforcement and military functions, detecting a wide range of specific scents that they have been trained to recognise. Detecting the presence of copper is just one more field in which they excel.”Four Copperheads went on a four-week dog handler’s course, during which they learned how to bond with the dogs, handle the dogs off the leash and issue commands to the dogs. The two sniffer dogs were taken through a selection of exercises that imitate conditions in the field; they also learned obedience.Sense of smell“With the aid of these new members, the MTU will now be able to search for copper in a variety of concealed locations,” Smith explained.“It is a fact that dogs have a more keen sense of smell than humans do. When dogs are trained to recognise the smell of copper cables, they are an invaluable weapon in the fight against metals theft. To offer an idea of just how effective they can be, a human’s sense of smell relies on an area of membrane the size of a postage stamp; in a dog this is the size of an A4 sheet of paper. This keen sense of smell allows these dogs to find copper even with the introduction of disguising odours.”He said residents had welcomed the dogs, and on the whole were surprised, excited and impressed to hear that the dogs could detect copper or aluminium. “The community allowed the animals to freely execute their duties, while passing comments such as, ‘This is a good thing’ and, ‘Now the criminals cannot hide.’”It’s a crimeStealing metal and cables is a crime. To conceal the evidence, the stolen metal is often burnt so that it can’t be identified, and is then sold to scrap metal dealers, who sell the metal abroad.Once the thieves have been caught, the Copperheads hand over the cases to the South African Police Service for criminal prosecution. They follow tip-offs and leads to arrest cable thieves and investigate scrap metal dealers to make certain that they abide by the law and don’t trade in stolen goods.Under the Second Hand Goods Act, which came into effect in May 2012, a person who buys stolen goods – including cables – is as guilty of a crime as the person who steals the goods, and could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in jail.But thieves don’t just risk imprisonment; stealing cables and other metal frequently endangers their lives. They can be burnt or shocked, or even killed when stealing high voltage cables.Crime in numbersYet the scale of the crime is massive. Cape Town has no copper mines, but more than R77-million (US$8.7-million) worth of copper leaves the city each year. Media reports placed the cost of copper theft to the city at more than R10-million ($1.2-million) in the first six months of 2011 alone. It was reported in September of that year that Telkom, Spoornet and Eskom spent R263.5-million ($30.4-million) from February 2010 to January 2011 dealing with cable theft and national estimates were that the economy lost about R5-billion ($578-million) a year to cable theft.In the 2006/2007 year, it cost Cape Town ratepayers R22-million ($2.5-million) to restore stolen and vandalised equipment at substations, sewage pump stations, street lights and other council property, prompting the introduction of the Copperheads in 2007. Since then, this figure has dropped, though the theft of metal and cables continues to hit the local economy where it hurts.Stealing cables leads to power outages and a telecommunications setback; it diverts tax funds to replace the loss that could otherwise have been used to supply electricity to those without; and it interrupts business and industry. Trains are frequently delayed or don’t run at all, leading to man-hours lost. The knock-on effect is loss of jobs as companies are forced to downscale or even close.But in Cape Town, the Copperheads are making headway – which is expected to improve with the help of the sniffer dogs. Between January and September 2011, for example, the unit arrested 101 suspects and recovered 10 516kg of stolen cabling worth R630 000 ($73-million).
CCH Tax Day ReportWolters Kluwer is hosting a live two-hour webinar, State Tax Nexus Fundamentals, on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. Eastern; noon Central; 11 a.m. Mountain; 10 a.m. Pacific. Presented by Michael R. Bannasch, CPA, M.S.T., this webinar will not only introduce you to the basic concepts underlying state tax nexus, but it will also bring you up to date on the latest developments in this evolving field including click-through and affiliate nexus, the factor-presence standard, and state challenges to the physical presence requirement for sales tax collection.Program topics include the following:– Nexus basics and mechanics for both sales tax and income tax– Nexus standards from “physical presence” to “economic presence”– Landmark court cases and how they are applied in practice– P.L. 86-272 and what activities it protects and what it does not– Application of the nexus rules to online activities and cloud computingThe learning objectives include the following:– Discuss the current nexus standards and rules for multistate taxpayers– Clarify the confusing differences between nexus for sales tax and nexus for income tax– Explain the protections provided by P.L. 86-272 as well as its limitations– Identify and manage activities that may trigger a state tax filing obligation– Recognize opportunities that can arise as a result of intentionally creating nexusRegistration can be completed online at http://www.cchwebinars.com or by calling 1-800-775-7654. The fee is $129 for a single user. Each registered user for this webinar also receives a complimentary issue of CCH’s Journal of State Taxation in electronic format.
Does the United States need another high-powered panel recommending ways to improve how students learn science and math?The President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) thinks the answer is yes. Late last week, the presidentially appointed body heard from two expert panels and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about what governments, academic institutions, and the private sector are doing to raise the quality of teachers, improve the curriculum, and close the achievement gap between rich and poor students. Council members pressed witnesses to explain the theory behind their efforts and provide evidence to back up any reported successes. They also solicited advice on how PCAST might make a unique contribution to the raft of existing reports and analyses.PCAST would like to get a report to the president within 6 months, says Eric Lander, head of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who will be leading the effort along with Jim Gates, a physics professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. “We have a lot of issues on our plate, but this one is too important to ignore,” Lander said after the 2-day meeting, which ended on Friday.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)What aspects of U.S. science education do you think PCAST should focus on?