The moment of truth for Ángel López: “We are not confident, but with a lot of confidence”

first_imgThe Ecuadorian Carlos Garcés, top scorer of the team last season, will continue to be the great offensive trick of Delfín: “He is our captain and an example as a professional. In defense we have managed to retain Luis Cangá, who has been rendering at a high level for several seasons , and in goal we have brought Alain Baroja, who was international with Venezuela. They are our backbone, the players who must shape this team, “says Ángel López.The Super Cup final between Delfín and Liga de Quito will mean the premiere of VAR in Ecuador, something that Ángel López values ​​positively because “it is still a tranquility”. “It is a tool that makes football more fair and everything that speaks of justice in any area of ​​life is positive,” he says. The Spaniard faces his first adventure in South America “with a great sense of responsibility.” “Defending the current champion of Ecuador nationally and internationally is wonderful. I was surprised by the organization that has the club and its professionalism. At the economic level we are far from other teams and yet we are managing to compete with them in recent years,” he says. .South America, incipient destinationOne of the incentives that led Ángel López to accept Delfin’s offer was the possibility of contesting the Copa Libertadores, in whose first phase the cetaceans will face Olimpia (Paraguay), Santos (Brazil) and Defense and Justice (Argentina). “If you tell any Spanish coach that he is going to have the opportunity to play against Santos in Brazil, he gets the creeps,” reveals the Spaniard, who encourages other compatriots to cross the puddle: “There doesn’t have to be any fear, I have trained on four continents and this is the easiest, there is no language barrier, customs are similar and live football with great passion, which is something we also have in Spain. The Spanish coach is at the forefront of world football and the normal thing is that more and more they arrive in South America. The best soccer players in history are from here, “says Madrid. The time has come for the truth to Angel Lopez After a month of preseason, the Spaniard faces his first official match in charge of the current champion of the Ecuadorian First Division, Dolphin SC. A historic meeting, since the cetaceans will play against the First League of Quito in Ecuador’s first Super Cup: “We face the game with the nerves of a final but eager. We are calm because we have done things very well during the preparation and Players have responded positively to our ideas. We are not confident, but with a lot of confidence“, tells AS Ángel López.“Winning titles is not available to anyone and we will have an opportunity as soon as we arrive,” adds the Spaniard, who will face a rival “with values ​​and a very powerful economic budget.” “We also have our weapons. The team has changed a lot from last season and we can take advantage of the surprise factor“, López points out, whose staff only retains three headlines from last season.” I am very happy because we have formed a great team. It is balanced and there is great competition for gaining a place in the eleven. At the individual level I have no doubt that the club has signed great players, but we still have to function at the collective level, “he analyzes.Despite signing for a champion club, the many variants that have been produced in the squad have allowed Ángel López to modify the methodology: “We have broken enough with what was being done before. At the level of the game style too, although adapting to the customs, culture and type of players we have. “The Spanish confesses that his Dolphin will be very different from the one won by Ecuador’s Serie A in 2019” because the team is new “.”It would be silly if I changed the style of a champion team“, concrete.last_img read more

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Barça tie Gustavo Maia

first_imgThe Barcelona has tied the signing of Gustavo Maia (19 years old), forward for Sao Paulo. The manager of the Brazilian team confirmed in ESPN Brazil what the azulgrana club has disbursed a million euros for the purchase option by the Brazilian player and if he wants to close the operation he will have to put 3.5 million euros before June 30 to get 70% of his economic rights. The remaining 30% would be kept by Sao Paulo. Initially, Barcelona had to pay the million euros on Wednesday of this week, but Sao Paulo was informed that there would be a delay due to the different adjustments that are being made, since some of the income that Barça would have UEFA have also been postponed for a few days. Alexandre Pássaro, executive manager of Sao Paulo, has detailed the operation in ESPN Brazil: “We sell the purchase option for five million reais, one million euros, so that Barcelona can buy it in the middle of the season, if it wants to, it has a fixed value of 25 million reais, about 4.5 millions of euros”.The manager added about the operation: “It has no reflection on the club, it is more one of those modalities in which we seek to try to get money without necessarily losing the player at that moment.”The winger has a contract with Sao Paulo until June 2022. and he has played in the Brazilian Under-16 and Under-17 team. Gustavo Maia He was one of the best in the last São Paulo Junior Soccer Cup with three goals in seven games. His good performance has not gone unnoticed for Fernando Diniz who has brought him to a match in the Paulista Championship with the first team although the winger has not yet debuted.last_img read more

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Valverde returns to the Camp Nou

first_imgThe usual scarf. At Barça-Athletic Club yesterday at Camp nou it was registered the kerchief to the box by the grandstand that has already become traditional. It did not come as a surprise, far from it. President Bartomeu and his board have become accustomed to demonstrations of protest by the respectable despite remaining leaders in LaLiga and being classified for the Champions League semifinals next week. The box office protest has been institutionalized in such a way that even It has been the case that some guest from abroad to fill the noble area of ​​the stadium responding to a supposedly famous poster that not even he himself has understood, has shown the handkerchief thinking that it was a way to cheer the team seeing that everyone was doing it. The protocol services of the club made him see his mistake and it never happened again.Morbid. But yesterday’s scarf was special. Athletic Club de Bilbao arrived at the Camp Nou and from early in the morning it was rumored throughout the city that Ernesto Valverde was camouflaged as a member of a Betelu or a Portugalete club among the lively fans of the Basque team who had moved to Barcelona. The information was contradictory. As a result of this absolutely unfounded rumor, television cameras were more aware of visiting fans than of what was happening on the pitch. Jonan and Agustín, the leaders of the monitored clubs, complained about the media harassment. but the truth is that from the bottom of the Basque supporters an isolated cry of “Bartomeu, resignation” was clearly heard when Athletic scored their third goal. Aragon is first class. With the permission of Cádiz, who is still in the fight to ascend, yesterday it was disputed the great Clásico de Aragón with Zaragoza and Huesca fighting to achieve the place of direct promotion to the First Division. Great match in style. There was no ternasco in all of Zaragoza and the Ebro did not remain silent when passing through El Pilar. So tight was the result of the match, that Nayim came out to warm up. They saw him out of the corner of his eye from Malaga, where Girona played, who counted from the stands with the invaluable encouragement of Sheikh Al-Thani, who had to warn that theirs were the ones in blue and white.Extension. On Friday the regular phase of the Euroleague basketball ended. The teams, puzzled by this drop in games on the calendar they met at a famous grill in the capital of Spain and the third round of shots They decided that what was played so far was not worth it and it started again from the beginning, with FIBA ​​windows included. “Our goal is for people to get bored of watching basketball” they declared in chorus at the exit of the establishment with the chords of Asturias, beloved homeland.last_img read more

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Esau and Jacob road in deplorable state

first_img…hundreds of rice farmers, residents affectedHundreds of rice farmers and residents called on the Government of Guyana and the Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to combine their resources and repair/upgrade the deteriorating Esau and Jacob road which they claim has resulted in immense discomfort and undue hardship for their families.The farmers gathered at the road – which is located in the Burma Rice Milling Community at Mahaicony, Region Five – on Tuesday morning in the scorching sun to protest and call for the Central Government to respond to their pleas with urgency since they would have been lobbying various entities over the past year and a half to no avail.Section of the Esau to Jacob road, Burma, MahaiconyFormer Region Five Regional Chairman Rabindranauth Bisnauth, who is also a rice farmer, speaking with Guyana Times during an interview in the backlands, said famers who utilise the main access road and the Burma Rice Mill road to transport their produce from their farms to the market places and mills are frustrated by the deplorable state of the roads.“These roads are in a state of disrepair… They are in a bad condition and we have been calling on the Government and RDC to lend more assistance to their upgrade and maintenance… This Esau/Jacob Road is impassable,” he reiterated, as he explained that close to half a million bags of paddy are usually transported via the road before arriving at the various market places and mills.Bisnauth said the hundreds of affected farmers are working and cultivating more than 7500 acres of rice land which span the area.“I know that the RDC may be constrained by its budget, but we want the Ministries of Agriculture and Public Infrastructure to come together and get the road fixed,” the former Regional Chairman said.Other farmers who were present also explained that there are two major potholes in the main access road which have made it even more impassable over the past six months.“Look at the condition of this road… When will they fix it…. Will they wait until someone dies or another accident occurs,” one farmer reasoned. He said he was concerned that the authorities were dragged their feet on the matter, even as the residents and farmers continue to suffer and face continued hardships while traversing the road on a daily basis.Another farmer said vehicles and heavy-duty trucks experience difficulty traversing the road, especially during the rainy seasons.“This road is damaging all of your vehicles and you have to constantly spend a lot of money on parts because it brucking it up as soon as you drive,” the farmer maintained, as he called for proper road works and maintenance to be undertaken.“I have been farming for years and this road is the main one that people utilise… It is a long, long, time since them come and look at it… they don’t really care about people welfare… God forbid if someone should happen to someone at the back here,” he said, as he demanded swift action and an end to excuses for inaction.Asked whether there were any recent accidents along the road, the farmers responded in the affirmative.“Only recently a truck carrying fertiliser get stick up on the road and all the fertiliser end up in the drain plus it does tek long to reach certain parts of the road,” another reasoned.The farmers claimed the matter was also discussed with the Regional Executive Officer and other top rice board officials, but to no avail.The clearly frustrated farmers said they expected a team of officials and Ministers to visit the area and to come up with a strategy for fixing the deplorable main access road, if Government is truly seriously about promoting its grow more campaign and improving the condition of farm to market roads. (Michael Younge)last_img read more

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Suspect in Queenstown execution style killing released

first_img…PME shows victim died from multiple gunshotsAs Police continue to probe the murder of 38-year-old Sean Alistair Greene, formerly of Number 78 Village Springlands, Berbice, and also of Alberttown, Georgetown, who was gunned down on Foreshaw Street, Queenstown, the suspect has been released from custody.The post mortem examination conducted on Greene on Friday revealed that Greene, who lived in Canada for a number of years, died from multiple gunshot injuries.Initial reports indicated that Greene was standing in front of the hotel with friends at about 04:00h on December 30, 2018 when he was approached by a group of men.One of the men whipped out a firearm and opened fire on him. The gunman then stood over him and emptied the magazine.Greene was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage subsequently showed Greene sitting in a chair with another person standing beside him.The duo were engaged in a conversation when the perpetrator strolled up to them from the eastern side of Foreshaw Street, Queenstown.Prior to opening fire on Greene, the suspect, who was clad in a black long pants, light colored jersey and a hat, seemingly said something.He then began shooting at Greene which caused the other person to run for cover.A large crowd gathered, and a dying Greene, with several bullets to his body including one to his face was left lying on the roadway in front of the hotel for some time before being rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.Meanwhile, reports in Canada indicated that Greene is currently wanted in that country in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old Toronto resident, which occurred September 2018.The man identified as Chad Day was discovered lying in a driveway on West Lodge Avenue near Lansdowne Avenue and Queen Street West, Parksdale, Toronto with injuries to his body suspected to be from a fall. Two men were arrested in connection with the incident, but a third person – suspected to be Greene – was still being sought by the Canadian officials.last_img read more

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All public schools to be closed for LGE

first_imgAll public schools will be closed on Monday to facilitate the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE).The Education Ministry on Wednesday announced that in order to facilitate polling stations schools would be closed for Monday only and classes resume as per normal on Tuesday, November 13. Speaking with Guyana Times on Wednesday, Education Ministry Public Relations Officer (PRO) Brushell Blackman informed that this decision was taken since some schools would be used as polling stations for voters to cast their ballots.“All public schools will be closed on Monday to facilitate the hosting of Local Government Elections,” he posited.Additionally, teachers are slated to perform the functions of the various election officials for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at these polling stations. Consequently, it only seemed fit to pause school activities for the day, the PRO said.“Some teachers will be performing the duties of officers at these polling stations and performing various functions for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Outside of that, some schools will also be used as polling stations, so taking those factors into consideration, hence the closure,” Blackman added.The polls will be held across the country on Monday giving citizens the chance to select individuals in the community to represent them. Once elected, these persons will be responsible for ensuring that the needs of the constituencies are fulfilled.The election process would have commenced with Nomination Day on September 21 when the candidates would have entered the elections arena under their respective political party or as independent candidates.last_img read more

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Fort Hotel remediation to be completed by fall

first_imgThe Fort Hotel is finally set to undergo remediation – and under budget – after Fort St. John City Council awarded the Asbestos Abatement Project tender to NAPP Enterprises Ltd.The City had originally budgeted $250,000 out of its 2010 budget for the project, which was then rolled over into the 2011 budget.- Advertisement -However, the winning company entered a bid of only $131,160, more than $100,000 under the City’s project budget.Although Director of Facilities and Protective Services Jim Rogers says the exact start date for the remediation work has not been determined, the project is slated to be completed this fall.The City took over the property last fall after its previous owner failed to pay three years worth of taxes.The property is contaminated with asbestos, which was commonly used in building construction up until the early 1980s.last_img read more

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Ace has this guy Beeming

first_imgAs soon as the 7-iron shot completed its 177-yard journey by one-hopping into the cup cut into the right side of the 14th green, Beem thrust his fists in the air. Then he turned and ran to the red Nissan Altima Coupe parked behind the tee, the sponsor’s prize for a hole-in-one this week. Then he climbed up the back of the car, hugged the roof and ended up sitting on top in a triumphant pose – at least until it occurred to him that the vehicle had been baking in the sun all day. “You know, I stole that from (Peter) Jacobsen,” the man known as Beemer said of his reaction to winning a Nissan. “I wish I could take full credit for making a fool out of myself.” At the 1994 Nissan Open, Jacobsen aced the same hole, jumped into the convertible that was that year’s prize and pretended to drive it away. “I just saw that car (Saturday), and I thought, `Hell, might as well,”‘ Beem said. “I tell you what, the top of that hood was pretty warm, and the back of it is a little scratched up from my shoes.” Somebody asked if he was thinking more about the hole-in-one or the two-stroke pickup, which makes the difference between being tied for fifth at 9-under and alone in third at 11-under, trailing only 13-under Mickelson and 12-under Padraig Harrington after three rounds. High-living Rich Beem, a major winner now working out of the He’s Still Playing? branch of the PGA Tour, fired himself to within two strokes of high-flying Phil Mickelson with a 6-under 65 that included a hole-in-one. Of course, saying Beem’s round included an ace is like saying a Super Bowl halftime included Janet Jackson. “I’m thinking, `I just won a car, and it’s going to cost me an awful lot in the bar later on,”‘ Beem said. For the longest time, the paragraph above could have told you everything about Beem. A one-time winner in his first three years on tour, the New Mexico State product was known for two things. He had once quit golf and taken a job selling cell phones and car stereos in Seattle for $7 an hour, and even after rededicating himself he was one of the tour’s heavy-duty party boys. When he jumped up and made his third tour victory a major one in the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine in Minnesota, some of the ugly details hit the public prints. Not long after his first career win at the 1999 Kemper Open, Beem had been jailed in Scotland for driving under the influence the week of the British Open. Seeing that Beem, now 36, hasn’t won since that PGA Championship, sinking as low as 183rd in year-end tour rankings, you might think he partied his talent away. But listening to him Saturday, you get the idea it’s settling down that’s been his problem. He got married in 2001, and he and his wife have a son and daughter. “Golf happened. Life happened. It’s pretty simple,” Beem said of his decline. This morning, Beem tees off with Mickelson and Harrington, a guy with a car against a couple of jetsetters. Don’t be afraid to look. heymodesti@aol.com (818) 713-3616 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img PACIFIC PALISADES – A guy doing a touchdown dance to celebrate the acquisition of a $30,000 car stole the Nissan Open sunlight Saturday from a tournament leader making his morning commute in a rented jet. So, Everyman, which of those contenders do you root for in today’s final round at Riviera Country Club? last_img
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‘I’m Not There’ leads Indie Spirit Awards

first_imgTodd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” leads the field with four nominations and one honorary award at the 22nd annual Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, reports Daily Variety. The pic nabbed noms for best feature, director, supporting male for Marcus Carl Franklin and supporting actress for Cate Blanchett, as well as the inaugural Robert Altman Award, which honors a film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and Jason Reitman’s “Juno” each picked up four nominations, including best picture and director. Tamara Jenkins’ “The Savages” also nabbed four nominations, including best screenplay and best male lead for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rounding out the best feature noms are “A Mighty Heart” and “Paranoid Park.” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” – Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik “I’m Not There” – Producers: Christine Vachon, John Sloss, John Goldwyn, James D. Stern “Juno” – Producers: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, Russell Smith “A Mighty Heart” – Producers: Dede Gardner, Andrew Eaton, Brad Pitt “Paranoid Park” – Producers: Neil Kopp, David Cress FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer) “2 Days in Paris” – Director: Julie Delpy; Producers: Julie Delpy, Christophe Mazodier, Thierry Potok “Great World of Sound” – Director: Craig Zobel; Producers: Melissa Palmer, David Gordon Green, Richard Wright, Craig Zobel “The Lookout” – Director: Scott Frank; Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Laurence Mark, Walter Parkes “Rocket Science” – Director: Jeffrey Blitz; Producers: Effie T. Brown, Sean Welch “Vanaja” – Director: Rajnesh Domalpalli; Producer: Latha R. Domalapalli DIRECTOR Todd Haynes – “I’m Not There” Tamara Jenkins – “The Savages” Jason Reitman – “Juno” Julian Schnabel – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Gus Van Sant – “Paranoid Park” MALE LEAD Pedro Castaneda – “August Evening” Don Cheadle – “Talk To Me” Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Savages” Frank Langella – “Starting Out in the Evening” Tony Leung – “Lust, Caution” More than one option * (Person) Tony Leung Chiu-wai * (Person) Tony Leung Director, Stunt Coordinator, Stunts * (Person) Tony Leung * (Person) Tony Leung * (Person) Tony Leung * (Person) Tony Leung Ka-fai FEMALE LEAD Angelina Jolie – “A Mighty Heart” Sienna Miller – “Interview” Ellen Page – “Juno” Parker Posey – “Broken English” Tang Wei – “Lust, Caution” SUPPORTING MALE Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Talk To Me” Marcus Carl Franklin – “I’m Not There” Kene Holliday – “Great World of Sound” Irrfan Khan – “The Namesake” Steve Zahn – “Rescue Dawn” More than one option * (Person) Irfan Khan * (Person) Irrfan Khan SUPPORTING FEMALE Cate Blanchett – “I’m Not There” Anna Kendrick – “Rocket Science” Jennifer Jason Leigh – “Margot at the Wedding” Tamara Podemski – “Four Sheets to the Wind” Marisa Tomei – “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” More than one option * (Person) Jennifer Jason Leigh * (Person) Jennifer Jason Leigh SCREENPLAY Ronald Harwood – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Tamara Jenkins – “The Savages” Fred Parnes & Andrew Wagner – “Starting Out in the Evening” Adrienne Shelly – “Waitress” Mike White – “Year of the Dog” More than one option * (Person) Mike White Director, Teleplay, Song * (Person) Michael White Supervisor, Special Effects Assistant, Special Effects Supervisor * (Person) Michael J White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Mike White * (Person) Michael White FIRST SCREENPLAY Jeffrey Blitz – “Rocket Science” Zoe Cassavetes – “Broken English” Diablo Cody – “Juno” Kelly Masterson – “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” John Orloff – “A Mighty Heart” CINEMATOGRAPHY Mott Hupfel – “The Savages” Janusz Kaminski – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” Milton Kam – “Vanaja” Mihai Malaimare, Jr. – “Youth Without Youth” Rodrigo Prieto – “Lust, Caution” JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer) “August Evening” – Writer/Director: Chris Eska; Producers: Connie Hill, Jason Wehling “Owl and the Sparrow” – Writer/Director: Stephane Gauger; Producers: Nguyen Van Quan, Doan Nhat Nam, Stephane Gauger “The Pool” – Director: Chris Smith; Producer: Kate Noble; Writer: Chris Smith & Randy Russell “Quiet City” – Director: Aaron Katz; Producers: Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler “Shotgun Stories” – More than one option * (Film) The Pool * (Film) The Pool DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director) “Crazy Love” – Director: Dan Klores “Lake of Fire” – Director: Tony Kaye “Manufactured Landscapes” – Director: Jennifer Baichwal “The Monastery” – Director: Pernille Rose Gr nkj r “The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair” – Directors: Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker More than one option * (Film) Love Is a Dog From Hell * (Film) Crazy Love ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD “I’m Not There” Director: Todd Haynes; Casting Director: Laura Rosenthal; Ensemble Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw IFC/ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD Ramin Bahrani, director of “Chop Shop” Ronnie Bronstein, director of “Frownland” Lee Isaac Chung, director of “Munyurangabo” TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD Laura Dunn for “The Unforeseen” Gary Hustwit for “Helvetica” John Maringouin for “Running Stumbled” PRODUCERS AWARD Anne Clements, producer of “Ping Pong Playa” and “Quincea era” Alexis Ferris, producer of “Cthulhu” and “Police Beat” Neil Kopp, producer of “Paranoid Park” and “Old Joy” More than one option * (Person) Anne Clements Assistant, Production Assistant * (Person) Anne Clements More than one option * (Person) Robert Altman Voice, Director, Song * (Person) Robert Altman * (Person) Robert Reed Altman More than one option * (Person) Weibena Berrington * (Film) Juno More than one option * (Person) Kathleen Kennedy Co-Executive Producer, Executive Producer, Assistant * (Person) Kathleen Kennedy * (Person) Kathleen Kennedy More than one option * (Person) Russell Smith Executive Producer, Producer, Associate Producer * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith * (Person) Russell Smith More than one option * (Person) R Craig Zobel * (Person) Craig Zobel More than one option * (Person) Dave Gordon * (Person) David Gordon Actor, Assistant Camera, Camera Operator * (Person) L David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon * (Person) David Gordon More than one option * (Person) Richard Wright Executive Producer, Unit Production Manager, Producer * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard Wright * (Person) Richard A Wright More than one option * (Person) Gary Barber Co-Executive Producer, Executive Producer, Assistant * (Person) Gary Barber More than one option * (Person) Scott Frank Actor, Director, Executive Consultant * (Person) Scott Frank More than one option * (Film) Federico Fellini’s Intervista * (Film) Interview * (Film) Intyebyu * (Film) Interview * (Film) Interview (Remake) * (Film) Interview * (Person) Mariella Bertheas More than one option * (Film) Broken English 1981 – Beverly Ross, Michie Gleason * (Film) Broken English * (Film) Broken English More than one option * (Film) Waitress Carol Drake, Lloyd Kaufman * (Film) Waitress More than one option * (Film) Sleepwalk * (Film) Year of the Dog More than one option * (Person) Chris Smith Sound, Director, Director of Photography * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith Director, Assistant Director, Assistant Camera Operator * (Person) David Chris Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Christopher Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) D. Chris Smith * (Person) D. Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) Chris Smith * (Person) chris smith * (Person) Chris Smith More than one option * (Person) Aaron Katz Production, Video, Cable Operator * (Person) Aaron Katz More than one option * (Person) Michael Tucker Boom Operator, Sound Mixer * (Person) Michael Tucker * (Person) Michael Tucker * (Person) Michael Tucker * (Person) Michael Tucker More than one option * (Co) Chop Shop * (Film) Chop Shop More than one option * (Co) Frownland * (Film) Frownland AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe Film Independent’s Spirit Awards honor movies made for $20 million or less that offer a unique vision not often found in mainstream filmmaking. This year, 250 films were submitted for approval. Zach Braff and Lisa Kudrow announced the noms Tuesday morning from the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards. And the 2008 Spirit nominees are… FEATURE (Award given to the producer) center_img 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

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Jury recommends execution for girl’s killer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I’m overwhelmed. Yes, it’s what I wanted,” Schorpen said. “He may be condemned, but he’s still breathing, and my daughter is not.” Defense attorneys left the courthouse without commenting. Jury foreman Francis Kruzel said deciding the sentence was not easy. “Our hearts go out to the families of both Carlie Brucia and Joseph Smith. We’re praying for them,” said Kruzel, a clergyman. In closing arguments earlier, prosecutor Debra Riva sought the death penalty, saying Smith was clear-headed enough to get rid of evidence and recount his crimes to his brother, which she said showed he was not impaired by a mental disorder or drugs. “He chose to prey upon a child for sexual gratification,” Riva said. “… He was under the influence of his urges, not under the influence of a mental disorder.” Defense attorney Adam Tebrugge argued for a sentence of life in prison without parole, saying it would punish Smith, protect society and provide “a fitting conclusion to this horrific case.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SARASOTA, Fla. – Jurors recommended the death penalty Thursday for a mechanic convicted of abducting and killing an 11-year-old girl in an attack that was taped by a surveillance camera and broadcast worldwide. After deliberating for five hours, the jury voted 10-2 for the death penalty for Joseph Smith, who was convicted last month on charges of kidnapping, sexual battery and first-degree murder in the slaying of Carlie Brucia. Circuit Judge Andrew Owens ultimately will issue the sentence and could do so as early as next month. Under the law, he must give great weight to the jury’s decision before imposing a sentence of death or life in prison without parole. Smith, 39, showed no reaction as the recommendation was read. Carlie’s mother, Susan Schorpen, let out deep sobs and hugged friends. Patricia Davis, Smith’s mother, left the courtroom crying. last_img read more

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