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Four years in prison for Mason City man accused of sexually assaulting dependent adults

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man accused of assaulting two dependent adults while working as their caretaker has been sentenced up to four years in prison.19-year-old Wasfie Alshara pleaded guilty back in August to two counts of assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse. He originally was charged in June with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse after being accused of sexually assaulting two dependent women in June and November 2017.Alshara was sentenced on Monday to two sentences of up to two years in prison with credit for time served, with the sentences to be served consecutively, and was fined a total of $1250, which was suspended.last_img read more

Lionel Messi unwilling to renew Barcelona contract: reports

first_imgKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has reportedly brought a halt to his contract renewal talks and is ready to leave the club when his current deal expires in 2021.Messi is angry with Barcelona’s front office about leaked media reports that appeared to make him seem responsible for events at the club, including the January sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde, and that he is frustrated about the squad’s lack of quality, according to a report from Spanish radio network Cadena Ser.Messi and his father had begun discussing renewing his last deal with the club, which was signed in 2017, but they no longer wish to advance the negotiation, the report said.Messi, who turned 33 last month, has put together an incredible career at Barcelona, winning the Ballon d’Or six times. He scored his 700th career goal Tuesday in a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid.However, his individual contribution has not been enough to carry Barcelona, as the club sits second, four points behind rivals Real Madrid, with five games to play. Previously known for his shy personality off the pitch, the superstar has become more vocal in his criticism of the club over the past year.In a February interview with newspaper Mundo Deportivo, he declared the team were not good enough to win this season’s Champions League. And in April, he criticized the board for implying players were not willing to accept a pay-cut to help ease the team’s financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.*****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Son targeted by sick trolls on Instagram after reckless tackle on Gomes

first_imgSon breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle  SPURS star Son Heung-min has been targeted with abuse by trolls on Instagram after his challenge on Andre Gomes left the Everton star with a broken ankle.One branded the distraught Tottenham midfielder a “butcher” and a “killer” while another warned him that karma would strike.3 Spurs star Son was targeted with abuse even though he was clearly devastated by what happened to GomesCredit: ReutersEverton midfielder Gomes was rushed to hospital with a broken and dislocated ankle following the horrific 78th-minute collision.His team-mate Cenk Tosun recalled the nightmare scene, saying: “I could hear him screaming. His eyes were open so big. I just tried to hold him.”The Toffees are investigating alleged racist abuse aimed at Son in the aftermath.But it was online that the South Korean bore the brunt of anger – even though the feeling was mostly one of sympathy for his situation. In between a flurry of comments wishing Son well and telling him it was not his fault, one user wrote: “You have destroyed Andre’s career. You do not deserve to play football anymore butcher, killer.”See what you did with him. That’s revenge, not a tackle.”Another said: “Shame on you! You’ll be banned forever. Stop crying like a little girl and acting like you care.”3 Gomes suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle in the collisionCredit: ReutersA fellow user posted: “THE KILLER @hm_son7.”Another said: “Dirty f***ing hack.”One comment warned: “Karma will get you back.”One wrote: “Hope you can’t sleep at night. Karma is coming.”And another said: “What you did to Andre Gomes is criminal. You should be banned until Andre starts playing again.”Premier League chiefs released a statement explaining why Son was sent off.Referee Martin Atkinson had a yellow card in his hand to begin with.latest football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitBut this was changed to a straight red once the scale of the injury became clear.Spurs are thought to be appealing the red, which Pochettino branded “unbelievable”.Gomes’ distraught Everton team-mates are unlikely to visit him in hospital today because he will be on such a “strong dose of painkillers”.3Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to redlast_img read more

No Michelle Morente for La Salle in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines—Michelle Morente caused some stir when she left Ateneo and transferred to De La Salle in September 2017. Morente, though, won’t be suiting up at all for the Lady Spikers in women’s volleyball with the defending champions instead slotting in former University of Perpetual Help star Lourdes Clemente in the final lineup for Season 81.Morente represented De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament and her inclusion in the first-semester sport meant that she’s exhausted all her playing years in the UAAP.Clemente, who passed the UAAP’s mandatory eligibility period for a student coming in from the NCAA, meanwhile, will play out her fifth collegiate playing year as a Masters student after graduating with a degree in Tourism at Perpetual.With her collegiate career over, Morente will suit up for F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga to play with former La Salle stars Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Mary Joy Baron who all graduated from the school in 2018.Another player not included in a Season 81 lineup is former U-17 attacker Nicole Magsarile for University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Fighting Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu said Magsarile still has to develop as a more lethal wing hitter and that it would be a waste if she would be included into the Lady Maroons’ Season 81 roster and spending time behind the pecking order of Diana Carlos, Isa Molde, Marian Buitre, Caryl Sandoval, and Roselyn Rosier.Carla Sandoval, the fourth scoring option for University of Santo Tomas, wasn’t included in the Golden Tigresses’ Season 81 lineup but she will play for Foton in the PSL.Toni Rose Basas emerged as Far Eastern University’s second fiddle to Bernadeth Ponns in Season 80 won’t be playing for the Lady Tamaraws this year due to her shoulder injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 award LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

‘I’ll Resign If US$25,000 Bribe is Proven’

first_imgMontserrado County District # 4 Representative Henry Fahnbulleh said he is ready to step down from the Legislature, the ruling Unity Party (UP), turn himself to the Police and be handcuffed if it is proven that he received US$25,000 as inducement to resign as National Secretary General of UP in 2010 as alleged in the Global Witness report, ‘The Deceivers.’The lawmaker categorically and publically denied ever receiving US$25,000, voicing that the assertion in the Global Witness report is “misleading, malicious and incorrect.”The Montserrado County Representative’s reaction stems from a May 11 release from Global Witness claiming that on “25 June 2010, Henry Fahnbulleh resigned under pressure from U.P. chairman Varney Sherman the day after the payment of US$25,000 was made.”“Firstly, I didn’t resign on the 25th as stated in the report; I resigned on the 24th without receiving a nickel from anybody – I never,” Rep. Fahnbulleh said.“I even refused a ministerial position and scholarships, because I didn’t want to be induced to resign – I humbly resigned owing to the interventions of the youths, the elders and other people, but not because of money, jobs or scholarships.“I want to inform Liberians that I am ready to resign as Representative, from the UP, be handcuffed and turn myself over to the Police if investigations prove that I received a US$25,000 inducement from the UP as National Secretary General.”Rep. Fahnbulleh expressed his disappointment in Global Witness and the publisher of FrontPage Africa, Rodney Sieh, after a conference with them at his Capitol Building office over his “reasons of quitting the UP Secretary General post.”Meanwhile, Rep. Fahnbulleh has frowned on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the ‘instant establishment’ of an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate former and current senior officials of government for allegedly aiding the private mining company – Sable Mining – to acquire concession rights to the Wologizi Mountain.“Any foreign reports should be first reviewed from context, biases and study; and a formal response is made before the establishment of an investigation team,” Rep. Fahnbulleh said.“And it’s unfortunate to know that the President gives too much relevance to foreign reports than domestic reports, because there are many reports of corruption from the LACC and GAC, that the President did not establish committees to investigate.”Meanwhile, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, on Monday, in a press release, dismissed Global Witness’s allegation that he received US$75, 000.Rejecting the investigative task force set up by the President, Speaker Tyler said he would only submit to an independent investigation of the allegations raised by the Global Witness report.Subsequently, the Speaker has joined Cllr. Varney Sherman in not submitting to the Cllr. Fonati Koffa Committee.However, Montserrado County Representative Henry Fahnbulleh said he would submit to any investigative committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

McKinnon retains El Dorado Steel Challenge Cup title

first_imgVeteran deadeye Ryan McKinnon’s form at the range for 2018 continued, and saw him copping the prestigious El Dorado Trading Cup is a Challenge Trophy following last Saturday’s 4th Anniversary Steel Challenge.Some of the GSSF members commemorate its Fourth AnniversaryThe Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) President outclassed a number of top shooters to successfully defend his title during the Foundation’s Anniversary commemoration shoot.The first match tournament in 2015 saw McKinnon winning the title, and after three tough stages this past weekend at the Timehri Rifle Ranges, the top gun again delivered, as he mastered Outer Limits, Speed Option, and Pendulum categories.With safety and efficiency in mind, the match administrators placed the shooters into two squads, thereby shooting two separate stages simultaneously. The first stage, named “Outer Limits”, was shot for the first time in Guyana, and involved the shooters moving from one box to another.The remaining stages were all shot from a stationary position. The second stage, named “Pendulum,” saw targets set at closer distances but in somewhat of a tricky arrangement, which caused shooters to engage them in random order as they each felt was best.Stage three, named “Speed Option,” caused both the shooter’s trigger finger action and their heartbeat to accelerate as they engaged the various targets set in a challenging layout.Shooters competed in two divisions: Production and Limited; and as shooters completed each stage, their score sheets were submitted to the Stats Officer, Dr Pravesh Harry, who computed scores in specialised software designed for the sport.Mr. Andrew Phang, GSSF’s Board Director, presented the trophies for the match. After putting up a fleeting total time for all three stages in the match, which amounted to 70.32 seconds, undefeated Challenge Cup winner and Guyana’s top handgun shooter McKinnon left the range with more bragging rights, as he emerged victorious.The Foundation head managed to ward off some stiff competition from the likes of seasoned shooter Rajiv Latchana, who finished second, and the consistent John Phang, who came in third place.Also present at the Range was Captain of the Handgun Section of the Guyana NRA, Mr. Dale Hing, and other Guyana NRA participants. McKinnon acknowledged the attendance of the Guyana NRA participants, and indicated that he looks forward to continued increased participation and collaboration.Match Director Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon conveyed thanks to El Dorado Trading for the continuous sponsorship of this Annual Steel Challenge Match. She commended the Range Master, Range Officers, Stats Officer and shooters for ensuring the efficiency and safety standard with which the match was run.The GSSF further extended gratitude to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Acting Commissioner Ramnarine, the OC, TSU and the ranks of the GPF Armoury and TSU. Additional thanks are extended to Brigadier Patrick West and the GDF for the use of their range facility at Timehri.Limited Division Results:1st – Ryan McKinnon (Time: 70.32)2nd – Rajiv Latchana (Time: 76.86)3rd – John Phang (Time: 80.90)Production Division:1st – Michael Blake (Time: 107.49)2nd – Aleemul Ali (Time: 116.90)3rd – Bhageshwar Murli (Time: 169.80)last_img read more

Afghans say U.S. fired shots at civilians

first_imgBARIKAW, Afghanistan – An explosives-rigged minivan crashed into a convoy of Marines that U.S. officials said also came under fire from militant gunmen Sunday. As many as 10 people were killed and 34 wounded as the convoy made a frenzied escape, and injured Afghans said the Americans fired on civilian cars and pedestrians as they sped away. U.S. officials said militant gunfire may have killed or injured civilians, but wounded Afghans and Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said most of the bullets were American. Hundreds of angry Afghans protested near the blast site, denouncing the U.S. presence. As the Americans fled, they treated every person and vehicle along the busy, tree-lined highway as a potential attacker, said Mohammad Khan Katawazi, the district chief of Shinwar in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. “I saw them (Americans) turning and firing in this direction, then turning and firing in that direction,” said Ahmed Najib, a 23-year-old hit by a bullet in his right shoulder. “I saw a farmer shot by the Americans.” Lt. Col. David Accetta, the top U.S. military spokesman in Afghanistan, said gunmen may have fired on U.S. forces at numerous points during the escape. He said it was not yet clear how the casualties happened, though he left open the possibility that U.S. forces had shot civilians. The accusation that U.S. forces killed or wounded so many Afghans was expected to cause an uproar in a country in which an untold number of civilians have been killed by international forces since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pleaded repeatedly for Western troops not to harm civilians, and in December he wept during a speech lamenting civilian deaths at the hands of foreign forces. Nine witnesses – including five hospitalized Afghans recuperating from bullet wounds – told The Associated Press that U.S. forces fired indiscriminately along at least six miles of one of eastern Afghanistan’s busiest highways – a route often filled not only with cars and trucks, but also Afghans on foot and on bicycles. 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

Chelsea edge past Inter Milan on penalties

first_img0Shares0000Pedro scored for the second pre-season game in a row having hit the winner in a 1-0 victory over Perth Glory © AFP / VALERY HACHENICE, France, Jul 28 – Chelsea beat Inter Milan 5-4 on penalties as goalkeeper Willy Caballero saved from Milan Skriniar in the shootout following a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the International Champions Cup.Spain international Pedro struck after just eight minutes in Nice, slotting in a rebound after Inter keeper Samir Handanovic saved from a lively Alvaro Morata. It was a second goal in as many games for Pedro, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday, after he netted the winner in Monday’s 1-0 victory over Perth Glory in Australia.Inter levelled early in the second half through Roberto Gagliardini, whose drilled shot proved too much for Argentina’s Caballero after fellow half-time substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko gave the ball away.New Chelsea signing Jorginho nearly won it with a curling effort that forced Handanovic into a fine sprawling stop, while Tammy Abraham couldn’t hit the target as he tried to steer home an Emerson cross.Twenty-year-old Argentine Lautaro Martinez, who joined Inter from Racing Club at the start of July, almost snatched a winner for the Italians in stoppage time when his sharp first-time strike was well kept out by Caballero.Caballero, who was dropped at the World Cup following a 3-0 group stage loss to Croatia, saved from Skriniar with his legs in the shootout before Cesar Azpilicueta converted the decisive spot-kick.Chelsea play Premier League rivals Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday before wrapping up their pre-season campaign at home to Lyon on August 7, two days after facing Manchester City in the Community Shield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sunderland defensive target plays down exit talk

first_img1 Maxi Pereira Sunderland have not ended their interest in signing Uruguay defender Maxi Pereira this summer, despite the sacking of his fellow countryman Gus Poyet as manager.But any success in landing the 30-year-old Benfica star will depend on the north east club staying in the Premier League and persuading him to leave Portugal.Pereira insists he is not looking beyond the end of this season and stated: “I’m happy in Portugal, playing in a competitive and very good league.“I’m not worried about my future. I just think in the present and then we’ll see.”last_img read more

Valencia star stalling on new deal amid interest from Manchester United

first_imgManchester United have been given renewed hope of signing long-term target Sofiane Feghouli after it emerged that the player is stalling on contract talks with Valencia.Feghouli had hinted he is open to staying at the Mestalla beyond this season but Valencia are reluctant to meet his increased wage demands.According to AS, Feghouli has requested a salary of around £3.1m a year, which Valencia simply cannot afford if they are to keep in line with the financial fair play rule, so a move now looks on the cards for the Algerian.United tried to sign the winger last summer but could land the player on a free at the end of the season should his talks with Valencia fail to progress. 1 Sofiane Feghouli last_img read more