Pochettino wanted by Atletico if Simeone is axed putting Man Utd on alert

first_imgEx-Tottenham boss Pochettino scores incredible hole-in-one playing foot golf while in Qatar for Fifa Club World Cup ATLETICO MADRID are reportedly considering Mauricio Pochettino as a potential replacement for Diego Simeone, should they part company with their manager in the summer.The Spanish side have underachieved this season and could look to make a change in the Wanda Metropolitano dugout – but would face competition from the Premier League.2 Atletico Madrid have emerged as a potential next destination for Mauricio PochettinoThe former Spurs manager, 47, is believed to favour a return to English football – with a number of clubs thought to be keen.Manchester United are expected to be at the front of the queue, but the Telegraph claim that Atletico could try and change the popular Argentine’s mind.Pochettino has long been admired at Old Trafford, twice before being considered for their vacant hotseat.Red Devils chiefs so far seem adamant that they will be sticking with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but that situation could change if the Norwegian is to fail at securing Champions League football for next season.Atletico Madrid’s director of football Andrea Berti is a big fan of Pochettino’s work, coming to admire him during his five years at Spurs in particular.Their current incumbent Simeone has been wildly successful at the club – steering them from plucky underdogs to La Liga winners – also scooping two Europa Leagues and twice reaching the Champions League final.But there is a sense among some that his time with Atleti could be about to unravel, with results this season not being up scratch.No longer can Madrid’s second club claim to not be able to compete financially, having forked out £113million on Joao Felix in the summer.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Red DevilsBut they currently sit SIXTH in La Liga, miles off the pace in the title race.The idea of being able to splash over £100m on a player must be appealing to Pochettino, given how tightly the pursestrings were held during his time in North London.As well as United, Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Pochettino, if Pep Guardiola was to step down.And Borussia Dortmund are also rumoured to hold an interest, but at the launch of LaLiga TV last month, Poch himself seemed to hint that his next job would be in England or Spain.He said: “Now I am watching a lot of football and spending time with my family.“I was lucky to start my career as a manager with Espanyol.Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.Mauricio Pochettino“Then I came to the Premier League, to England, learned English and a different culture.“I am a better person today, with more knowledge and I had a great experience in the Premier League.“Football was born here in England. But La Liga is amazing football, with amazing coaches.“Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.”2 Diego Simeone’s side have been under-par this seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himPochettino was sacked in November after a string of underwhelming performances from the Lilywhites.But given the remarkable improvement shown by Spurs during Poch’s tenure, his stock remains exceptionally high.He turned Spurs into top four regulars, oversaw the transitional period at Wembley Stadium and guided the team to last season’s Champions League final despite having been unable to strengthen his squad.last_img read more

The Mirandés is the resistance

first_imgThe great protagonist of that unlikely story was Pablo Infante. The attacker was the top scorer of that Cup with six goals and aroused the interest of everyone in football, as he combined his work on the pitch with his profession in a bank. Once retired, he decided to oppose one of the vacant administrative positions in the Mobility service of the City of Burgos. Perhaps it was even harder to be the best score of the 560 applicants than their historic Cup. With the current format, of course, more images like yours will be seen again. “I am in favor of everything that allows the surprise and that the small team can bid against the big one,” he said in an interview in AS.The end of the adventureThe round of 16 put in place five of the six modest who endured with the best, who showed Luis Rubiales that, if the goal of the new format was to give excitement and make each round a football party, it was not at all wrong. Real Madrid represents the exception, with a win against Real Zaragoza (0-4). The Villarreal, although he won 0-2, he did not get ahead until the final stretch in Vallecas. They needed the penalties on Valencia and the Athletic, who defeated in vibrant matches to Leonese Cultural Y Tenerife respectively. He did not reach the fateful batch, but resorted to the extension the Pomegranate before a surprising Badajoz. The Real, candidate to reach high, demonstrated against Osasuna, as did Barcelona with Leganés. The great stir waited until the last minute, with the Mirandés giving the bell against Sevilla. Luis Rubiales propelled a change of format in the Copa del Rey that hardly presents changes once the quarterfinals have arrived. Seven of the eight survivors, who will be framed tomorrow in the draw, play in the First Division (Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Villarreal, Valencia, Athletic, Granada and Real Sociedad) and among them is Mirandés, representative of the modest resistance. All of Second B’s have been fired, but if the road is the goal, this KO tournament has not left anyone indifferent. The Real Jaén made history, the Second teams brushed the debacle against those of the lowest category, several Second B gave the mash in high-profile duels and football left images to remember. Now almost everyone is eliminated, although they can be satisfied with what has been a historical participation for them. The Mirandés will play for everyone.The mythical Mirandés by Pablo InfanteOne of the objectives of the new Cup is, why not, that the Mirandés deed happened again in the 2011-12 season. Precisely, it is the same club that is closest to tie that great story. He would not have the same merit, since at that time he played in Second B. It all started as many others have done: as third category team It is measured with a club that plays European competitions. Before, I had already eliminated Amorebieta, Balompédica Linense and Logroñés. In sixteenths it was time for the truth. And they succeeded: they overthrew the Villarreal and then they would do it with him Racing and the Spanish. In the semifinals, the Athletic He put an end to the dream and warned them at the gates of the final. Even so, it was an unforgettable year, which ended with the promotion to LaLiga SmartBank.FÉLIX ORDOÑEZ & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The Mirandés starred in one of the greatest achievements of the Copa del Rey in recent years.FÉLIX ORDOÑEZ (REUTERS) You promised us that you were going to put it together, and so much so, that you made black and white history ⚪🖤What happened yesterday cannot be described with words 🤐 Here we leave you this video to get excited again and again 😍 pic.twitter.com/ASbdeET8qu– CD Badajoz (@CDBadajoz) January 30, 2020The ‘Culturalazo’, most popular surpriseThe round of 16 was redemption ground for Second Division teams and enjoyment phase for Second B survivors. Only six of LaLiga SmartBank arrived, but refused to say goodbye. The Girona could not stand up to Villarreal (0-3). The Elche it also fell, although the Athletic He needed the penalty shoot to achieve it (1-1). They booked a ticket fully deserved on Saragossa (3-1 to Mallorca), the Mirandés (2-1 to Celtic), the Lightning (won Betis in the batch) and the Tenerife (2-1 to Valladolid). In a way, they amended all the evil that their classmates had done and far exceeded their success with respect to last season. Only the Sporting He was in the round of 16 in the 2018-19 Cup, against all four of the current season.But the whole media focus was on the First Division clubs and, especially, the four exempted so far: Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Atlético and Valencia. Whites suffered before the illusion of Unionists and of the Tracks of the Helmántico; as it happened with Barça, with a goal from Griezmann on the horn to overthrow the Ibiza. None imposed its status as a world power: Valencia won by the minimum UD Logroñés and Atlético went through the back door in what is already known as’Culturelazo’. The Kingdom of León dressed in his best clothes and the players responded as appropriate. Correa beat his own in 62 minutes, but his opponent did not give up and tied the contest ten at the end. In the extension, Sergio Benito evidenced the athletic deficiencies and was the architect of a deed to remember.It was not the only surprise: Badajoz blushed at Eibar (3-1) and was one of the representatives of the resistance of the Second B. Others fell, the vast majority in fact, but also presented battle. It is the case of Recreational (2-3 in front of Osasuna), the Ebro (0-1 before the Leganés) or the Badalona (1-3 against Granada). In the two clashes between First teams, the Seville defeated the I raised and the Real society did the same with him Spanish..center_img The first round, a torment for the Second The draw for the first round of Copa del Rey had important conditions: the winners of the previous territorial, the best of Regional last season, were framed with ten of First. None of them achieved the feat, although they fought with pundonor. The Andorra de Piqué, without going any further, took the penalties to Leganés. The Antoniano succumbed to Betis (0-4), El Palmar put Getafe (1-2) on the ropes, the Melilla He had no choice against Levante (0-5) or The Alamo he had Mallorca in trouble (0-1). There is more: the Intercity fell against Athletic (0-3); the Peña Azagresa, before Celta (0-2); the Toulouse, with Valladolid (0-3); or the Quotation marks in you to you with Villarreal (0-5). The biggest win was enjoyed by the Royal Society (0-8) in their duel against the Calfbut had a great gesture with his rival and invited him to the Reale Arena to expenses paid.Of the rest of First teams, only the Alavés fell eliminated. It was a historic milestone, since in the 21st century no Third club had managed to overthrow a First. In addition, he did it flatly (3-1). Beyond that, the remaining five did not fall into the trap: Sevilla eliminated the Brig (0-1); Espanyol at Lleida (0-2); Osasuna, at Lorca Sporty (0-3); Eibar, to the SD Logroñés (0-5); and the Granada, 2-3 a L’Hospitalet. Having seen the results, it seems that the Copa del Rey format had hardly been worth it, since the greats, except for the specific case of Alavés, were not surprised and advanced with a firm step. Nevertheless, the inhabitants of LaLiga SmartBank starred in a carousel of poor results, that some solved with troubles, but many others signed their sentence of elimination.To get an idea, only Deportivo, Las Palmas, Elche and Tenerife won with relative tranquility. They achieved the classification with more troubles the Huesca, Girona, Albacete, Ponferradina, Cádiz, Mirandés, Fuenlabrada, Zaragoza or Rayo. Some of them needed extensions or others resolved their qualifiers with goals on the horn. There are nine to name, all eliminated before the illusion of their rivals, always of lesser importance. They passed the Portugalete (goodbye to Extremadura), the Cacereño (Alcorcón), the Zamora (Sporting), the Broom (Malaga), the Murcia (Racing), the Ceuta (Numancia), the Badalona (Oviedo), the Sestao River (Lugo) and the Tamaraceite (Almeria). Reflection time for them, who had fallen from the Copa del Rey at the expense of clubs that, a priori, have no elite level. A debacle that warned, unsuccessfully, the 13 survivors: each game is a world.Second round: Getafe catastrophe and more goodbye to the SecondA total of 28 teams arrived in the Soccer City of Las Rozas between Second B and Third, before the massive elimination of LaLiga SmartBank in the previous round. The draw, again with conditioners, did not face any humble among themselves. To access sixteenths with the best, it was their turn to hit the spot. It was not a utopia, far from it. The Second Division clubs, again, left a poor image and fell more eliminated than those who got into the next round. Cádiz, Ponferradina, Albacete, Las Palmas, Huesca Y Fuenlabrada said goodbye, leaving the participation of the category of silver in the hands of Saragossa, of the Mirandés, of the Tenerife, of the Elche and of Girona. First teams, even with suffering, advanced in most cases. In fact, only one gave the jarring note: the Getafe. Bordalás paid to play with ten players and gave in to a historic Badalona (2-0). While the Bordalás were the only ones to fall, many others asked for the time. The Majorca he won with trouble Zamora (1-0); to Osasuna the same thing happened to him Haro Deportivo; the Valladolid he needed the penalties against the Marbella; or Pomegranate Y Villarreal were imposed by the minimum to Tamaraceite Y Orihuela. Something more comfortable were the Leganés, the Betis, the Spanish, the Celtic, the Real society or the Seville. More bad drinks: Eibar in Cáceres or that of I raised, who needed the penalties to knock out a fighter Real Jaén.The territorial preview never seenOne of the main novelties of the new format of the Copa del Rey was the opportunity for all those teams that last season they dominated Regional. There was no place for the 20, who had to face each other for ten first-round tickets. They would rival a First, but the matter transcended a hypothetical future elimination. The most modest clubs across the national scene were in the KO tournament. A year ago some did not even know what it was like to compete in Tercera and, suddenly, faces would be seen with Sevilla, Betis, Getafe or Villarreal on duty.Everyone had a story to tell, despite not having even a thousand followers on social networks. What’s more, the Calf, one of them, represents the town of Becerril de Campos, with a total of 754 inhabitants. From unthinkable to reality. The Barquereño, for example, celebrated the rise in a van or the collection of bingo Azagra went to the Peña Azagresa. This is humble football too: El Palmar was robbed of all sports equipment two days before the match against Ceuta. Now, definitely and except for the Mirandés case, the KO tournament is once again owned by the best, not before leaving anecdotes, photographs, cold afternoons, flares, improvised press areas without Wi-Fi and much more … This is the new Cup that has arrived to stay and promises to catch television year after year. Soccer, much more than 22 players kicking a ball. The Cup, great demonstration of it.last_img read more

INSPORTS ‘Ghetto World Cup’ set for resumption

first_imgTHE Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Community Football League, widely known as the ‘Ghetto World Cup’, is set to kick off next month. The popular competition had its initial staging in 2009 and spread like wildfire, as the number of participating teams doubled for the islandwide championship. “It is one of the most popular competitions that we’ve ever launched,” noted Ian Andrews, INSPORTS’ administrative director. The last instalment got under way in 2014, but Andrews explained that due to demand, plus other contingent factors such as a massive swell in participation, the institute had to halt proceedings and re-work its strategy. Andrews said: “The number of teams doubled within a year, so the demand pushed up the costs.” Through rising demand, the communities have somewhat formed a partnership with the state agency to carry the tournament, which lost its sponsor with the Claro pullout. “The clubs and teams have agreed that they would help us,” said Andrews. “One such area is to share the cost for the officials.” He added: “The communities have been clamouring for it, in fact the entire country … but we?re doing it parish by parish and we’re just continuing what we started last year. We’re going to start sometime next month.” As he addressed over 30 Corporate Area teams that attended a meeting for updates on the competition – at Tinson Pen playing field – last Saturday, Andrews said the agency expects to invest over $28m into the League, which will impact over 500 communities across the length and breadth of the nation. He also thanked those in attendance for their patience over the period of stoppage and promised an exciting finish to the League. The expenditure, he said, would cover several components including uniforms, playing field development and preparation for games, training and salaries of match officials, certification of coaches and match balls. Added value came through initial partnerships with the National Council for Drug Abuse and Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning, which targeted and engaged the ?unattached youth? in the communities as a means of fostering holistic development. Now, without sponsorship, the INSPORTS official said they will have to explore other channels. Still, Andrews vowed not to lower the League’s standards. “It was one of our flagship competitions,” he said. “We made it very clear that our thing was not a ‘Bush League’, but something to empower the communities, to get them playing together and give them something of worth.”last_img read more

Fort St. John Minor Hockey hosting atom development tournament this weekend

first_imgThe games will be at the Pomeroy Sport Centre and there will be a raffle table with prizes up for grabs. Some of the prizes to be on include IPads, barbecues, fire pits, gift baskets, gift cards, and toys. Draws will be done today and tomorrow so there will be different prizes each day.The FSJMHA encourages the public to come down and support young local athletes.- Advertisement –last_img

Star power dazzles fans in Halle-wood

first_imgHalle Berry has an Emmy, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. Now she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A teary-eyed Berry’s star was unveiled as the 2,333rd plaque on the Walk of Fame in a ceremony Tuesday in front of the Kodak Theatre. “I am so emotional. … As soon as I saw the crowds of people and friends here, I started to cry,” she said. Berry, a Cleveland native, won the Academy Award as top actress in 2001 for her role alongside Billy Bob Thornton in “Monster’s Ball.” She won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her title role in “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” “This beautiful woman is a triple threat – an old-fashioned bombshell and, like my mom would say, a good egg,” said Tom Rothman, chairman and chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Berry, 40, co-stars with Bruce Willis in the upcoming film, “Perfect Stranger,” to open April 13. 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

B.C. still leading in high gas prices – especially in the northeast

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — For local area motorists, another busy Christmas Shopping weekend provided new evidence that the drop in Fort St. John retail gasoline prices is lagging far behind the rest of the country and certainly the continent.The most common posted price in the city settled at a 115.9 cents a litre, at all of the eight filling stations checked in a late Sunday morning monitor.That was higher than the provincial average, even though it had increased slightly to a 111.1, and it was also well above the national average at only 98.8 cents a litre.- Advertisement -The low end price in the province was once again at the Prince George Costco, but it had also advanced to 90.9 cents a litre, and, prices everywhere in BC were notably higher than most posted by Gas Buddy for the Prairies.The low-end B.C. price in Prince George was nearly 15 cents a litre higher than the Alberta low end price of 76.9, in North Edmonton, but even though the Alberta average had dropped to 86.3 cents a litre, it still wasn’t the lowest among the provinces — an honour belonging to Manitoba at 85 cents.Meantime, the aforementioned B.C. average was still the highest among the provinces, and nearly six cents above the Quebec average, which was the only other provincial average above 98 cents a litre, at a 105.4 cents.Advertisement According to the Gas Buddy survey, the top end BC price, was 129.9 and among the stations included with that post were the Charlie Lake Tempo and the Fort Nelson FasGas.It was also 22 cents a litre higher than the low end price in the B.C. Peace of a 107.9 at the Petro Canada outlet in Dawson Creek, but you had to go across the border to find the major Peace Region saving as the Grande Prairie Costco weekend post was 80.9 cents litre.And speaking of going across the border, if you’re one of those Canadians who has a second home in the U.S. where it rarely snows — like Arizona — then this might be the year to focus on holiday season bargains and consider foregoing a White Christmas because according to the latest U.S. monitor the average price you’ll pay there is 54.2 cents liter — less than half the posted price here.last_img read more

Conte faces Barcelona selection dilemma

first_imgConte had rested the likes of Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante, with half an eye on next week’s Champions League last 16 encounter against Barcelona.But after such an emphatic victory, Conte admits he now has plenty to ponder for the visit of the La Liga leaders.“For sure it was a positive night for us because we had the opportunity to rest important players, key players for us,” Conte told BT Sport.“But at the same time I saw players in good form. To have a lot of doubts before the Barcelona game is important, because I have different options. Now we have three days to decide on them.”Willian, in particular, made his case for a place in the starting XI against Barca after capping an all-round impressive display with two goals.“For sure, his performance was impressive,” added Conte.“I hope to see always this type of performance because, when Willy plays in this way, it is a great joy for me, the team, the club and our fans.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte (C) has said a hectic schedule is stretching his squad to breaking pointLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 17 – Antonio Conte admits he has a selection dilemma on his hands for Chelsea’s Champions League tie against Barcelona after routing Hull City in the FA Cup.The Premier League champions impressed in their 4-0 fifth round win over the Championship strugglers, with Olivier Giroud netting his first Chelsea goal and Willian grabbing a brilliant brace.last_img read more


first_imgChoctaw Indian Waylon Gary White DeerA unique famine commemoration walk will take place in Co Donegal this Sunday.Action from Ireland (Afri) announces the first Ballyshannon Famine Walk, in conjunction with the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group, is to be held as part of National Heritage Week. Beginning at 2:15 pm.The walk will proceed from the Famine workhouse in Ballyshannon to the Famine graveyard behind St Annes Church, where a lecture by well known historian Anthony Begley will highlight the afternoon’s activities. “The walk is to honour the memory of Ireland’s Famine dead, and in remembering, to help heal” said Choctaw Indian Waylon Gary White Deer, an Afri organiser.In 1847, the Choctaw donated monies from “meagre resources” to feed Irish Famine victims.“We will also be walking to show solidarity with those who still hunger in a world of plenty” Maire Nic Fhearraigh, another organiser added.“And we are very pleased to be working with the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group, who are hosting this important event” There are no fees for the walk or the lecture, and the public is cordially invited to participate.CHOCTAW INDIAN TO LEAD OFF DONEGAL FAMINE WALK was last modified: August 25th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Episcopal Church weighs slavery apology

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio – The Episcopal Church is poised to apologize for failing to oppose slavery, but making up for its 19th-century inaction won’t come without 21st-century controversy. At its national convention beginning June 13, the church is expected to approve a resolution expressing regret for supporting slavery and segregation. But the debate will likely get more heated when a second resolution comes up, calling for a study of possible reparations for black Episcopalians. The church, already divided over the separate issue of gays’ role in the church, is struggling over whether reparations would be a meaningful gesture 141 years after the Civil War ended. “A lot of times you say, `I’m not a racist, I didn’t have slaves, no one in my family had slaves, I could not possibly be complicit in this,”‘ said Sharon Denton, a member of the church’s National Concerns committee that deals with domestic ministry and mission issues. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“But if you start digging back in the history of things, you find out there were a lot of things that come to you that were built on slave-holding and the slave trade,” said Denton, a member of a small, all-white parish in Salina in central Kansas. The Rev. Harold Lewis, a black priest and rector at Calvary Episcopal in Pittsburgh, called the idea of reparations outrageous and impractical. “The better thing to do is to talk about how we can work to eradicate racism and how we can fight to eliminate economic disparities regardless of racism,” said Lewis, the denomination’s former longtime staff officer for black ministries. The church declined to embrace a resolution three years ago backing federal legislation to create a national reparations task force. This year’s resolution is more focused on the church, calling for a study of how the denomination benefited economically from slavery and how that benefit could be shared with black Episcopalians, about 5 percent of the denomination’s 2.2 million members. But it doesn’t give specifics, and both supporters and detractors say reparations could mean anything from cash payments to college scholarships. Previous attempts to deal with the issue have proven difficult. In 1969, the church’s General Convention – or legislative body – approved a $200,000 grant to the National Committee of Black Churchmen in response to calls for reparations from activist James Forman. But the move created a significant backlash among parishioners. In the 19th century, the slavery issue tore other denominations in two, including Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians. Southern Episcopalians temporarily formed their own branch during the Civil War but were quietly marked absent during the northern denomination’s 1862 convention, then welcomed back into the fold when the war ended. Other denominations have since apologized for their support of slavery. Earlier this year, the Church of England – the root of the Anglican Communion of which the Episcopal Church is a part – voted to acknowledge its complicity in the global slave trade. In 2001, the Indianapolis-based Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) admitted that its apathy prolonged the suffering of enslaved blacks. The Southern Baptists, born of the Baptist split over slavery, apologized more than 10 years ago for condoning racism for much of its history. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which divided over slavery in 1861 and reunited only in 1983, has supported the study of reparations within the church and has backed a federal reparations bill. The Episcopal Church’s apology is important for the message it will send, said the Rev. Kwasi Thornell, a black priest from Maryland and a member of the National Concerns committee. “It’s not going to change the world, but I think it’s an important step that we recognize how we’ve been involved in a sinful action,” Thornell said. “For me as an African-American priest, it would mean a lot for me to hear.” While the church has been slower to apologize than other denominations, it has worked hard to educate members about racism in recent years, said Ed Rodman, a professor at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. Those efforts and a growing understanding that Northerners benefited as much from slavery as Southerners has brought the ideas of an apology and reparations to the forefront today. Helping fuel that understanding is a documentary film, “Traces of the Trade,” by independent filmmaker Katrina Browne. The movie tells the story of Browne’s New England ancestors, the DeWolfs, the largest slave-trading family in the United States and prominent Episcopalians from Rhode Island. Browne expects to show the film at the convention. At another time, the reparations’ debate might be one of the convention’s top issues. This year, it’s likely to take a back seat to debate over same-sex issues and the possibility of a schism with the worldwide fellowship of Anglicans over the issue. Yet the gay issues debate is so fierce it extends even to slavery. Some conservatives, who find themselves in the minority with their opposition to gay marriage and clergy, see themselves as being discriminated against. As the Rev. Paul Zahl, dean of the conservative Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pa., puts it: “We just find it hard this moment to take it seriously, when we ourselves feel like African-Americans did 50 years ago.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgTWO brothers in their 50s have been returned for trial to the Central Criminal Court in Dublin charged with rape and sexual assault.The men, cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the alleged victims, were served with books of evidence in the case at Letterkenny District Court today.One man is charged with 13 counts of rape and sexual assault between 1999 and 2003. The other brother faced one charge of rape and six charges of sexual assault. Those offences are alleged to have taken place between 1999 and 2000 and 2012.Judge Paul Kelly released both men on continuing bail.They will appear again at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on April 27.BROTHERS SENT FOR TRIAL TO CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT ON MULTIPLE SEX ASSAULT CHARGES was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegallettterkennyrape chargeslast_img read more