August 1, 2021

Valencia cancel Man City youngster Zuculini’s loan

first_img Manchester City youngster Bruno Zuculini Valencia have cancelled the loan of Manchester City youngster Bruno Zuculini.The 21-year-old had been scheduled to remain with the La Liga club until the end of the season after arriving last summer.However, Valencia have now moved to end the loan move six months earlier than originally planned.The midfielder has made just one league appearance for Valencia since the switch, that coming back in August against Malaga.Valencia have also added midfield reinforcements during the January transfer window – with Enzo Perez joining from Benfica for £19m. 1last_img read more

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Vote … again!

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Seen any campaign commercials yet? Yes, we just had a statewide election, but more are right around the corner. There are primaries in June and a general election in November, with hundreds of candidates and propositions on the ballot. After six elections over the past four years, Californians might be experiencing a little election fatigue, but there’s no rest for the weary. Don’t let it get you down. To get a sense of perspective on Election 2006, just think back to those images of voters in Iraq risking their lives to help form their government. If our biggest problem is too many elections, then we’re a fortunate people, indeed.last_img read more

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Joe Randle and the Halo Effect

first_imgJoseph Randle takes a handoff from Tony Romo (USATSI)Joseph Randle takes a handoff from Tony Romo (USATSI)It shouldn’t be surprising when someone in the public eye — a 22-year-old no less — does something silly and/or illegal. We equate success in a profession and a high-paying job with a sturdy moral compass which actually makes us dumber than the folks committing the crimes.And yet, when it’s one of our own, somebody we waved wheat for on Saturdays, it always is at least a little bit surprising.The Joe Randle theft story is sad, yes, but it was also very weird. Randle, as you know, got arrested for trying to steal cologne and underwear from a Dillard’s in Frisco.Then on Tuesday, according to Cowboys Ride For Free Randle’s dad called a Dallas radio station to defend his son.“My son is not a thief, okay? He was just trying to get his baby out of there because she was clowning pretty bad. All he was going to do is take ‎the baby out and then he was going to come back and take care of his business.” Then Randle himself debunked that theory, according to the Dallas Morning News.“All right, y’all got me,” was his first thought after he was confronted, he told Frisco police, according to his arrest report. Randle said he didn’t pay because he didn’t want to take the time to do it and told police he “should have just kept walking to his car if he knew he would be arrested,” the report states.My question is why is pops going on the radio in Dallas to defend a story his son didn’t even tell?The worst part about all of this is that Randle bragged just a few weeks ago about having multiple pairs of $1,000 Gucci shoes.Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.There are a lot of motives for why Randle would steal the Dillard’s gear. One is that maybe he — and I’m going to try and make this sound not sarcastic — bought too many pairs of $1,000 shoes and didn’t have the money to pay. Maybe he thought “hey, I play for the Cowboys, we’re 5-1, I can get away with this.”Maybe both, maybe neither, I don’t know. The reality, though, is that this was not a professional move. This was a Herschel Sims move. And it’s one Randle will be held accountable for as he should be.As I’ve written dozens of times we don’t know know these dudes and never will and as such we shouldn’t submerge ourselves in what The Economist refers to as the Halo Effect.It is the phenomenon whereby we assume that because people are good at doing A they will be good at doing B, C and D (or the reverse—because they are bad at doing A they will be bad at doing B, C and D).Because Randle is fast and shifty on a football pitch doesn’t mean he’s smart or ethical and yet I often link the two (maybe I’m alone in that…maybe I’m just writing this post to myself?) He’s a good football player so he must be smart, I say, or at least think, to myself. I think the opposite as well if I don’t catch myself. This is what I’d expect from Alex Cate, I posit.Silliness!There is grace to be found, however, as fans of athletes and other humans. I want guys like Justin Blackmon and Joseph Randle (and I’m not equating their crimes) to succeed both on and off the field.It’s just sometimes difficult to remember that one doesn’t affect the other.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Rep Frederick supports choice for high school students

first_img Categories: Frederick News,News State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, today voted on the House floor in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more education choices and help better connect with 21st century jobs.The legislation was approved Tuesday by the House Workforce and Talent Committee, which Frederick chairs.  Testifiers in support included Dr. Kari Selleck, curriculum director at Owosso Public Schools.“The message from parents and many educators has been clear; we need to give students the opportunity to explore the fields that align with their educational interests,” said Frederick, who co-sponsored all four bills. “We’ve got employers looking right now for young professionals proficient in skilled trades, computer coding and other in-demand specializations, but not enough people are available to fill the positions despite many high schools and ISDs having training programs.  Some of this problem can be addressed thorough increased flexibility in class choices and schedule options at the local level to allow students to pursue several different pathways.”The four bills in the package will:Allow students to fulfill a 21st Century Skills requirement by completing a combination of career/technical education (CTE) or visual/performing arts courses.Allow for one of two required foreign language credits to be achieved through a CTE course, computer coding or certain visual/performing arts courses. This is current law, but legislation would remove the 2021 expiration date.Allow the completion of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration general industry or construction training program within a CTE program to fulfill a health education requirement.Allow a Statistics course to be an alternative to Algebra II within current Michigan merit standards that require at least four mathematic credits to graduate.House Bills 4315-4318 advance to the Senate for its consideration.##### 30Mar Rep. Frederick supports choice for high school studentslast_img read more

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