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  • Hakan Sukur, from triumphing in football to Uber driver

    first_imgMany will remember Hakan Sukur for being the player who achieved the fastest goal in World Cup history with the Turkish national team. However, at 48, his life has taken a radical turn. After joining the Erdogan (AKP) party, He ended up coming out of corruption scandals and once relations with Erdogan were broken, the persecution began. The former player says that when his assets were frozen he had to flee to the United States in 2015 while leaving behind his father, who was imprisoned and later they let out because of cancer (a disease that his mother also suffered). He could not rent his property for fear that the Turkish party would retaliate against the tenants and opened a cafeteria in the United States that had to close shortly after they imprisoned a fan who had taken a picture with him and that some suspicious people intimidate. Now he drives an Uber in Washington and sells books for a living. The former player told his story in Welt am Sonntag, where he denounces the attitude of the Erdogan government.Everything was taken away: “I am starting to work now. I have nothing left in any part of the world. Erdogan took everything from me. My right to freedom, the right to explain myself, to express myself, the right to work.”The AKP was not what I thought: “The party invited me to benefit from my popularity. Then the hostilities began.”The suffering of his family: “They threw stones at my wife’s boutique, my children were harassed in the street, I received threats after every statement I made …”.His father went to jail: “When I left, they locked up my father and everything I had was confiscated. It’s a very difficult time for them. Everyone who has to do with me has financial difficulties.”Problems in your cafeteria: “I ran a coffee here for a while. Strange people came to my cafe and played Dombra music (music that the AKP defines as the music of the true Turks). When he returned to Turkey, they discovered the photo on his mobile phone and locked him in jail for 14 months. “ The change of the match: “When I joined the AKP, Turkey was a country that conformed to EU standards and received a large investment from Europe, but Erdogan’s policy led to rigidity, and a completely different direction was taken, an orientation towards the East Medium instead of towards Europe. “He was accused of participating in the 2016 coup that the Islamic preacher, Fetullah Gülen allegedly launched: “What was my role in that? No one has been able to explain that to me to date. I only did things that are legal in my country, in public. But my name is Hakan Sükür. Can you point out what crime I should have committed? No. It just means “traitor” and “terrorist. I am an enemy of the government, not of the state or of the Turkish nation. I love our flag and our country.”Galatasaray section: “The Minister of Sports, the president of the country. Such a decision was not a judicial decision, but an order from the top.”AKP militants do not feel safe: “Many of them even transfer their money to the United States even though they are on the side of the government. They think Turkey is no longer a safe country and can hit them at some point.”The controversies of Özil and Gündogan: “They say that we are in a difficult situation, that we cannot raise our voice because we have to work in Turkey. Football in Turkey, like many other areas, is not free or autonomous. We are being strongly attacked in the Turkish media by “They want to make other athletes who consider opening their mouths feel intimidated. I don’t think the photo is appropriate, they should honor the country they play for. I would recommend that Mesut and Ilkay also join the AKP. Then they will see what this really is match”.Message to Erdogan: “Return to democracy, justice and human rights. Be someone who is interested in people’s problems. Become the president that Turkey needs.”last_img read more

  • Valencia requests permission to sign for Garay’s injury

    first_imgValencia has sent all documentation to LaLiga necessary for this to give you the permission to enable a new signing for the long-term injury of GaraY. The deadline expired tomorrow. It should be noted that in the documentation required for the permit to be granted it must contain the signature of Garay himself. The Argentine, despite not having signed his renewal with the club, has not put problems in signature, something that is highly valued by Valencia. Once permission is granted (it could be tomorrow), The club has 15 days to close the signing and register the corresponding card. Zou Feddal is the chosen one and if the conversations that are advanced are not distorted, next week, after the match against Betis, he will be announced as Valencia’s new footballer. With the footballer everything would be arranged for two and a half seasons. And the negotiations with Betis are quite on track. The Betic club closed in band to transfer to Valencia to Feddal without mandatory purchase in June. So eThe club has had to agree to include a mandatory purchase option in June.center_img The figures are around two million euros more variable, payable on June 30. Of course, to sign this transfer, the soccer player’s agents would verbally commit to Valencia to find a club that pays these two million to Betis, If Valencia is finally not interested in staying with Feddal for the next two seasons.last_img read more

  • AFC capitulates: Contesting in small number of constituencies

    first_imgLGE 2018The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday announced plans to contest only 38 Local Authority Areas (LAA) at the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) set for November 12.This announcement follows previous statements made by the party, where they had initially said the AFC had planned to contest the elections in more than 50 areas.AFC member Michael Lenard told a media conference that his party is now contesting in less Local Government Areas than it had intended earlier in the year.The minority party in the coalition Government blamed a number of issues for the decision not to contest more areas, including political bullying and issues withAFC campaign manager, David Pattersoncommunication.“We had intention to contest a lot more, but we had issues in those places,” Lenard explained, noting that in one instance the Police were called in to address the issue.The party’s campaign manager, David Patterson said nevertheless, he is satisfied with the position the AFC is in at the moment and they will continue to work hard to prepare for LGE.Asked to name the specific areas in which the AFC pulled out of, Patterson refused to say but added, “I like to concentrate on where I am fighting as opposed to where I am not.”He continued, “Whatever it is, we are satisfied with where we are. We are in the townships as well. We will be putting our full efforts in wherever we are.”Just last week, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) through one of its constituency candidates in Berbice filed legal proceedings against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and another individual to have the names fraudulently affixed to the backer’s lists in Berbice removed.The court document names Shafraz Beekham as the applicant, along with the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and Orlando Christopher Persaud as the respondents.The document outlines that the challenge is seeking to have the names of 49 other electors appearing on list of backers in support of the AFC constituency candidates removed.It noted that the submission was made to Persaud on September 21, 2018, in Whim Bloomfield, Berbice LAA, for the LGE 2018. The PPP is challenging on the grounds that the said decision is unlawful, illegal, and unreasonable and is in violation of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act.The document also cites Persaud’s alleged refusal to withdraw the applicant’s name and the names of 49 other electors. It said unless the names are withdrawn, the election in the LAA would be tainted with “illegality and fraud.” It also noted that Persaud’s refusal happened before the expired deadline on September 26, 2018.The matter is fixed for hearing before Justice Navindra Singh today. The attorneys representing Beekham are Adrian Anamayah, Ian Anamayah and Anil Nandlall.DebatesPatterson also announced his support for the hosting of public debates among constituency candidates vying for positions within their Local Government organisations. He expressed his party’s willingness to participate in any such event as the time draws closer for the LGE.“We do feel there should be a debate among candidates, particularly, in the larger constituencies and municipalities, like persons in the constituencies in Georgetown, Linden, Bartica, New Amsterdam, Rose Hall, should have a public debate…on policies and positions,” he added.However, Patterson says the AFC will not seek to organise any such debates itself, as it may be viewed as a strategy to dominate. Nevertheless, the party said it is willing to participate in any event organised by any civil society group or organisation in Guyana.The party’s campaign manager was clear, however, as to the conditions under which AFC candidates will participate. He said the party would prefer having these debates hosted in the larger constituencies, rather than smaller ones spread across the country.last_img read more

  • A vending machine that takes plastic: priceless

    first_imgThe early answer is, yes. Some of the machines were installed in January and have seen sales increases of 5 percent to 35 percent without any change in prices, said Mark Jackson, a vice president with Cadbury’s U.S. beverages subsidiary, which markets Dr Pepper, Snapple, 7UP and other drinks. Cadbury’s experience fits with sales increases that other companies have reported when they shift consumers from cash to plastic. Possible explanations vary from consumers not wanting to carry change, to ATMs that dispense only $20 bills, which can’t be used in most vending machines. Cadbury is retrofitting machines in Dallas, New York and Chicago to take all major credit cards and debit cards. They still accept cash, too. The beverage giant carefully selected locations for the machines, looking for those frequented by adults likely to have and use plastic. They’ve installed them at Dallas City Hall, the Convention Center, hospitals, a college and recreational facilities like the ice rink in Frisco. After three months, Cadbury will evaluate sales data and decide whether to retrofit more machines and introduce them in other cities. “There is always going to be a degree of cash transactions,” Jackson said. “But we recognize the fact we’re moving more and more to a cashless society.” The Cadbury machines were retrofitted by USA Technologies Inc., of Malvern, Pa., which was created 15 years ago for the sole purpose of developing cashless systems. Executives believed the day was coming when Americans would want to make nearly all their purchases with plastic. “We looked at places that historically only took cash,” said Stephen Herbert, the company’s president and chief operating officer. “Fast-food was the first big stop, and vending was second.” According to Vending Times, an industry publication, vending was a $46 billion business in 2005 and it was virtually all cash. That makes it an appealing target for banks that issue credit cards. Tests like Cadbury’s are taking place now because the declining cost of wireless communications has helped make operating the machines economical. Less than two years ago, air time to connect one machine to the supplier would have run about $20 a month. It’s now one-tenth that, Herbert said. Hardware and modems are also cheaper now. Credit-card vending machines are also being used to sell DVD movies, and Sony Electronics Inc. has a few that dispense digital cameras and other gadgets. But cheap items present a special challenge because transaction costs of even a few cents can wipe out profit on a soda that sells for $1.25. “Vending is going to be the ultimate test for cashless” transactions, said Nick Montano, executive editor of Vending Times.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRISCO, Texas – Just off the ice at the Star Center rink, Jenafir Chant held a credit card against a vending machine. A second later, a bottle of Diet Dr Pepper tumbled into view. The machine takes plastic. “We were all excited when these went in last week,” said Chant, who leads a team of girls who clean the ice between periods at Dallas Stars games. “I was scrounging around for $2 for a Monster. Now I don’t have to scrounge.” The machine at the ice rink is one of 750 that Cadbury Schweppes PLC and MasterCard Inc. are testing in the Dallas area, as well as New York and Chicago, to answer a key question: Will people spend more at vending machines if they can use plastic? last_img read more

  • In the middle of the massacre, Virginia Tech gunman sent a video manifesto and photos to NBC

    first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. — Between his first and second bursts of gunfire, the Virginia Tech gunman mailed a package to NBC headquarters in New York containing photos of him brandishing guns and video of him delivering an angry, profanity-laced tirade about rich kids and hedonism. “You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today,” 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui says in a harsh monotone, in an excerpt shown on “NBC Nightly News.” ”But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off.” NBC said the package contained an 1,800-word diatribe and 29 photos, 11 of them showing him aiming handguns at the camera. Much of the rant is incoherent and filled with obscenities. He rails against Christianity and the rich. “Your Mercedes wasn’t enough, you brats,” he says, apparently reading from a manifesto. “Your golden necklaces weren’t enough you snobs. Your trust funds wasn’t enough. Your vodka and cognac wasn’t enough. All your debaucheries weren’t enough. Those weren’t enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs. You had everything. The package, which arrived at NBC two days after Cho killed 32 people and committed suicide in the deadliest one-man shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, bore a Postal Service stamp showing that it had been mailed at a Virginia post office at 9:01 a.m. Monday, about an hour and 45 minutes after Cho first opened fire. That would explain one of the biggest mysteries about the massacre: Where the gunman was and what he did during that two-hour window between the first burst of gunfire at a high-rise dorm, and the second attack, at a classroom building. Some of the pictures show him smiling. Some depict him brandishing two weapons at a time, one in each hand. He wears a khaki-colored military-style vest, fingerless gloves, a black T-shirt, a backpack and a backwards, black baseball cap. Another photo shows him swinging a hammer two-fisted. Another shows an angry-looking Cho holds a gun to his temple. The package was sent by overnight delivery but did not arrive at NBC until Wednesday morning. It had apparently been delayed because it had the wrong ZIP code, NBC said. An alert postal employee brought the package to NBC’s attention after noticing the Blacksburg return address and a name similar to the words reportedly found scrawled in red ink on Cho’s arm after the bloodbath, “Ismail Ax,” NBC said. “I didn’t have to do it. I could have left. I could have fled,” he says. “But now I am no longer running. If not for me, for my children and my brothers and sisters that you (expletive). I did it for them.” He also makes references to the Columbine High massacre and the teenage killers, according to NBC. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Rain storm causing power outages in the North Peace

    first_imgUPDATE – As of 12:50 p.m. – Power has been restored to Moberly Lake.UPDATE – As of 12 p.m., power has been restored along Highway 29.  Power is still out in Moberly Lake.  There is no estimate on when that outage will be restored.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is responding to two more power outages.  Over 400 customers are without power around Moberly Lake and the second outage is along Highway 29 from the Mile 54 turn-off to the Bear Flats area.  That outage is affecting 345 customers.- Advertisement -Hydro crews have been dispatched to both outages and should arrive shortly.  There is currently no estimate on when power will be restored.There are also several small outages affecting only a handful of customers.  For more updates on all the outages in the area, visit are maps of both outagesAdvertisement Moberly Lake OutageOutage map-moberlyHighway 29 Outage MapOutage map-highway29last_img read more

  • In-depth: Chelsea’s £30m transfer target could help the Blues conquer all

    first_imgChelsea are blessed with quality at the back, but reports have surfaced that the Blues have offered Roma £30m for Mehdi Benatia. Here, football stats analysts explain if it would be a good move (check out loads more Chelsea stats at lull between the World Cup and the Premier League has been a long-winded affair, but the latter finally returns on Saturday when Manchester United host Swansea City. However, the transfer window remains open until 11pm on 1 September.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has previously stated he won’t be making any more moves in the transfer window, but recent reports continue to link the Blues with a move for highly-rated centre-back Mehdi Benatia.The Moroccan was Roma’s highest rated player (7.55) according to last season; an impressive feat in his debut campaign at the Stadio Olimpico.Chelsea are well stocked for centre-backs, with Mourinho able to call on John Terry, Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma in the heart of defence. The acquisition of left-back Filipe Luis also allows Cesar Azpilicueta to revert to his more familiar right-back role, meaning Branislav Ivanovic is a further option in the centre for the Portuguese.Nevertheless, if a player of Benatia’s quality is available, Chelsea would be wise to dip into the transfer market once more. The 27-year-old was vital to Roma’s nigh-on impenetrable defence in Serie A last term as they conceded just 25 goals in 38 games during the 2013/14 campaign. Only Juventus (23 goals) conceded fewer.Benatia made a combined 162 tackles and interceptions in the league, more than any Chelsea player last season. In addition, of all the players to make at least 50 league appearances in the last four Serie A seasons, only Lucio (7.56) has averaged more tackles and interceptions per game than Benatia (6.55). Clearly he has the necessary defensive attributes to succeed at the highest level, while his impressive reading of the game will appeal to Mourinho.When factoring in that Roma averaged more possession (58.9 per cent) than Chelsea (55.2 per cent) in their respective leagues last season, Benatia may be needed to exhibit his defensive ability more frequently should he swap Italy for England.However, his performances for Rudi Garcia’s side indicate that he would be able to deal with the added pressure that may come with joining Chelsea.The Roma defender would also be an attacking threat for the Blues. Benatia top scored among the centre-backs in Italy’s top flight with five last term. Only Matias Silvestre with 12 has scored more goals than all other central defenders over the last four seasons. Benatia managed 11.Benatia is a more than capable defender as he has proven during his time with Udinese and Roma. Interest from a number of top teams comes as little shock when taking into account his displays and it goes without saying that Chelsea’s title favourites tag would be strengthened if they convince Roma to part ways with their star.At 27, Benatia is fast approaching his peak and would be the perfect defender to help Zouma realise his potential. Importantly, though, a player of Benatia’s ilk could help Chelsea to their fifth league crown, in the upcoming campaign, and would increase their chances of securing further domestic and European glory.For more stats on Chelsea target Mehdi Benatia, click here to view his player page 1 Mehdi Benatia (left) would be a huge addition to Chelsea last_img read more

  • Leicester City launch investigation after reports of ‘racist orgy’ in Thailand

    first_img Leicester City launch investigation after reports of ‘racist orgy’ in Thailand Leicester City launched an internal investigation on Sunday amid reports three players were filmed in an orgy with a Thai woman who was racially abused.The players allegedly filmed Thai women engaged in explicit sex acts in a hotel room.The video, obtained by the Sunday Mirror, allegedly shows defender James Pearson, 22, the son of the club’s manager Nigel, naked in a hotel room.It is reported he is joined by striker Tom Hopper, 21, and goalkeeper Adam Smith, 22, who appear to be shown lying naked in a bed laughing as the video is filmed.The club is owned by Thai billionaires and the shocking video was reportedly filmed while players were touring the country celebrating staying up in football’s top flight.A Leicester spokesman said: “We take the conduct of our players at every level extremely seriously and will take appropriate action, if necessary, once the full facts of the situation have been established.“Pending the outcome of an internal investigation, the club will make no further comment.”In the video one of the players appears to call one of the women “minging – an absolute one out of ten” as his friends laugh.Other offensive comments are made to the women as the players appear to laugh and egg each other on.It is alleged the trio shared the explicit video with friends back in the UK.Today, fans told of their disgust on the fans forum FoxesTalk, where one posted: “Get rid of them, never getting near our squad anyway.”Another wrote: “Disgusting and inexcusable behaviour, exactly the sort of stuff that gives British tourists a bad name when we go abroad.“It’s especially disappointing given the efforts the owners are going to, to ensure we’re a popular club in Thailand.”A number of Thai people told of their outrage in comments posted on the Leicester City Facebook page as calls mounted for the three players caught up in the storm to be sacked.An open letter on the site posted by Papitchaya Gully and signed off as “Thai people” says they are “infuriated” at the video and calls for something “to be done”. 1last_img read more


    first_imgA DOG abandoned by owners for more than a month after they left their home is doing well in its recover, animal welfare officers have said.Chance, a Boxer dog about three years old, was found chained to a fence at the rear of the house in the St Johnston/Carrigans area last week.Donegal Pet Rescue say they have been overwhelmed by the response from the general public. Welfare officer Ryan McCauley said: “I thought I would update because so many people responded to your story.“Chance had another visit to the vets this morning and the good news is that he has put on 2kg over the last week.“Chance is still on another course of tablets to help keep back the infection. But all in all good news so far but there is still a long way to go.”Mr McCauley said enquiries as to how the emaciated dog had been left behind for more than a month by its owners are ongoing. “I have also visited Carrigans Garda Station today to see how they are getting on and they are following a number of calls that have come to the station in relation to Chance.“If anyone has any information in relation to Chance’s background please call Carrigians Garda Station on +353 74 914 0113,” he added.Our report on the original incident is below: NEWS UPDATE: HOME ALONE DOG CHANCE ‘RECOVERING WELL’ was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:NEWS UPDATE: HOME ALONE DOG CHANCE ‘RECOVERING WELL’last_img read more


    first_imgMembers of the Donegal County Childcare group viewing the research document.The Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald TD, will be launching a Donegal County Childcare research proposal called ‘Supporting Working Families – Releasing a brake on economic growth’.The research will be launched on Wednesday 4th December in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin at 11.30am.The research has been undertaken by Indecon International Economic Consultants for Donegal County Childcare and concerns the provision and affordability of childcare in Ireland. The report will put forward key policy initiatives which could be undertaken to reduce barriers to employment arising from the cost of childcare for a targeted group of families.Avril McMonagle, County Childcare Manager, is responsible for bringing the initiative forward.She said “In recent years the cost of childcare in Ireland has warranted considerable media attention, however, solutions to the problem have not come to the fore.“Therefore, Donegal County Childcare has commissioned this research as an independent examination of whether the cost of childcare represents a barrier to labour force participation. The proposal offers an examination of policy options to address childcare obstacles which may exist to increase employment’. Anyone interested in attending the launch and accessing full findings and proposals should contact Donegal County Childcare on 074 9123442. MINISTER TO LAUNCH DONEGAL CHILDCARE RESEARCH PROJECT was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:Donegal County Childcareresearchlast_img read more