In pictures: Bolivia’s ex-leader Morales returns from exile

first_imgMr Morales stepped down in November 2019 after the chief of the army urged him to resign as mass protests over allegations of vote rigging in the presidential election intensified.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

NSB hosting fraud educational event

first_imgNAPOLEON, Ind. — The Napoleon State Bank is hosting an educational event titled “Don’t take the bait! How to protect yourself from fraud.”The event will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 PM in the St. Maurice Catholic Hall in Napoleon.This event is to help educate customers and community members regarding fraud that is taking place locally, nationally, and online.There will also be information on ways to protect your accounts and your money.In addition, the bank will provide onsite shredding services that will shred your old desktop/laptop hard drives and flash drives.last_img

Berghuis putting friendship aside

first_img After missing Southampton’s 2-2 draw at Newcastle having ruptured his Achilles, Koeman returned to oversee his injury-stricken team’s 3-0 home defeat by Everton and a disappointing 1-1 Europa League draw with FC Midtjylland. Berghuis, a £4.6million summer signing from AZ Alkmaar, has previously encountered Koeman’s teams in the Eredivisie and admires him as both a player and manager. Frank, his father, who will soon join him as a coach at Watford, played alongside him for the Holland national team. Press Association “My dad played against him, played with him also, and I played a couple of times in Holland against his teams,” said Berghuis. “Everybody in Holland knows Ronald Koeman. Yeah [I liked him growing up] but he was also before my time, I was too young. It will be nice [facing him Sunday], the team he coaches is a good team. A little bit of Dutch influence, play the ball, keep the ball on the ground, have some creative players. “[My dad played for Holland in 1989] against Brazil. Not bad, right? I think the score was 1-0 Brazil. Ronald Koeman played in that game as well. I think [my father] was up against a fast defender who was attacking a lot. He just enjoyed it though.” Similarly to the Koemans – Ronald’s assistant at Southampton is his brother Erwin – Steven Berghuis’ younger brother Tristan is also a professional with Zwolle in Holland. The history between those involved in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League fixture also extends to Watford’s manager. Quique Sanchez Flores, who was succeeded at Valencia by Ronald Koeman, played against him for Real Madrid when the Dutchman was with Barcelona. “My father was a footballer, so I started playing when I was five years old,” Berghuis explained. “I was playing at amateur level until I was 17 and it was then I made the step up to be a professional. “[My father] let me play freely. He always supported me but wasn’t a critical coaching father. We talk about football but not like that, he is helping me, not mentioning Ronald Koeman. “Tristan is more of a midfielder but in the future I think he can play on the wing. He is still developing and hopefully he can make his debut for Zwolle. Watford winger Steven Berghuis takes on Ronald Koeman’s Southampton on Sunday in the knowledge he can extend the miserable start to the season of a family friend. “He was really good. He was one of the biggest talents in Holland. He had a tough time at PSV and Vitesse which is why he decided to join Zwolle, he has taken a step back in order to take a bigger step forward. “[The history between Koeman and Sanchez Flores has] not been mentioned here [at Watford]. “I think I’m ready to start a game [against Southampton, after illness] but I don’t know how long I could play. Now I work hard to get in shape.” last_img read more

Missing diver found dead off the coast of Sanibel Island

first_imgA missing diver was found dead off the coast of Sanibel Island on Wednesday.Coast Guard crews say the unidentified man went diving 18 miles off the coast of the island Wednesday morning but never resurfaced.The first report of the missing diver came in from an 18-foot boat shortly before 11 a.m., according to the Coast Guard.The 52-year-old man’s body was found just after 1 p.m.This story is developing.last_img

Election night ends with surprise Trump victory over Clinton

first_imgRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump won the 2016 election on Tuesday night, beating out Democrat Hillary Clinton in a narrow and largely unexpected victory.Of the 11 battleground states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — nine went to Trump.There was a tense flip-flop between Trump and Clinton up until the last electoral votes came in. Bob Shrum, a political science professor at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and longtime political consultant, explained his concerns when Donald Trump gripped 244 electoral votes.“At the beginning of the day, they said it would take a miracle for Donald Trump to win,” Shrum said. “At this point it would take a miracle for Hillary Clinton to win. She is losing states Democrats almost always carry.”It was a miracle that never came.Near 11:30 p.m. PST, Trump was able to win the state of Wisconsin and garner 276 total electoral votes, six votes more than the necessary number to be president. Shortly afterward, Clinton called Trump to concede the election.The results garnered mixed feelings in students watching the votes come in.Doctoral student Erica Silva met the results with uneasiness, especially in contrast to the optimism expressed in the 2008 and 2012 elections.“My freshman year, we watched Obama win the election, and the mood on campus was one of joy and hope,” Silva said. “Right now I think that the mood here is one of despair, one of shock, one of disbelief. We’re not really sure what’s going on.”Conservative voices were also present. Diego Hernandez, a sophomore majoring in physics, said that he was overjoyed and relieved by the prospect of a Trump presidency.“I think it [is] a very trying time for Americans, so in a sense I’m a relieved that Hillary didn’t win, mainly because of Supreme Court nominations,” Hernandez said. “We need to keep a conservative majority on the court. I’m hoping [Trump] will be able to get the recipe of success right, but I think no matter what he does he will always be a step above Clinton.”Over the past several weeks, most major polls had predicted a Clinton victory. As of Tuesday morning, The New York Times gave Clinton an 84 percent chance of winning, though the Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak Poll stood out for its prediction of a Trump win.Students largely reflected this divide between the polling predictions and the actual results, expressing surprise and shock.“I did not expect this at all. I thought it would be a very easy win for Hillary,” said Thomas Demoner, a junior majoring in business administration with a concentration in cinematic arts. “I never really took Trump seriously. I’m a little embarrassed, [because] he’s definitely going to decay the country’s image.”Sophie Greensite, a junior majoring in economics, mirrored Demoner’s statements, especially in regard to the numerous swing states that Trump won.“I’m worried for our country,” Greensite said. “Trump just instills such a divisive rhetoric in people, and I don’t stand for anything that he says. I think that he’s only going to serve to further separate our nation.”Ted Steinberg, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development, said that he accepts the results of the election despite being taken aback by them.“I am shocked but also somewhat ashamed that I’m shocked,” Steinberg said. “We always hear that the polls aren’t 100 percent, and here we are trusting the polls a little too much, in part out of a cautious optimism that I guess came around and bit us.”Senate results were announced on Tuesday night as well, with Republicans winning 51 seats and Democrats winning 47, leaving a Republican majority. The House of Representatives also maintained its Republican majority, with 235 seats announced to the Democrats’ 185.Nitika Johri, a senior majoring in cognitive science, said that the advent of a Republican president coupled with a Republican majority in Congress was extremely concerning.“I’m feeling pretty disheartened and a little bit scared,” Johri said. “A Trump presidency is scary enough, but what’s scary to me is also having Republicans hold the House and the Senate and what is going to happen with the Supreme Court justices. I feel scared not only for myself as a colored female, but I feel scared for a lot of the people who have expressed interest in being Democrats or being progressive.”last_img read more