Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi delighted with positive Avram Grant talks

first_imgGhana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi says it held positive talks with would-be national team coach Avram Grant on Thursday in Accra over his remuneration.The Israeli trainer topped the GFA’s list after a panel interviewed three shortlisted coaches including Juan Ignacio Martínez Jimenez and former Switzerland assistant coach Michel Pont.Grant must agreed financial terms with his new employers before his appointment will be confirmed.But after the first day of meeting, the Ghana FA looks satisfied and ready to hand him a two-year contract as Kwesi Appiah’s successor.“The meeting was very successful and positive and we are very close to appointing him as the next Black Stars coach,” Nyantakyi told Africanfootball.com“There were few things we needed to confirm with him and that have been dealt with so we are now satisfied and ready to appoint him.” Grant, 59, became prominent in world football after replacing Jose Mourinho as Chelsea manager in 2007.That season, he led the club to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League-losing out to rivals Manchester United in Moscow.Grant then had unsuccessful spells at Portsmouth and West Ham before landing a job at Serbian giants Partizan Belgrade where he won the league in 2002 but immediately resigned.He is currently the technical director for Thai Premier League side BEC Tero Sasana.– See more at: http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/ghana-fa-president-kwesi-nyantakyi-delighted-positive-avram-grant-talks#sthash.zvQrI3TU.dpuflast_img read more

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Text of e-mails sent to staff, students by Virginia Tech

first_imgTimeline and text of e-mails sent out Monday by Virginia Tech to students and staff after the first 911 call at 7:15 a.m. reporting a shooting in West Ambler Johnston dormitory: _ e-mail sent at 9:26 a.m.: Subject: Shooting on campus. “A shooting incident occurred at West Amber Johnston earlier this morning. Police are on the scene and are investigating. “The university community is urged to be cautious and are asked to contact Virginia Tech Police if you observe anything suspicious or with information on the case. Contact Virginia Tech Police at 231-6411 “Stay attuned to the www.vt.edu. We will post as soon as we have more information.” _ 9:15 a.m.: Approximate time of second shooting at Norris Hall. _ e-mail sent at 9:50 a.m.: Subject: PLease stay put “A gunman is loose on campus. Stay in buildings until further notice. Stay away from all windows” _ third e-mail sent at 10:17 a.m.: Subject: All Classes Canceled; Stay where you are “Virginia Tech has canceled all classes. Those on campus are asked to remain where there are, lock their doors and stay away from windows. Persons off campus are asked not to come to campus.” _ fourth e-mail sent at 10:53 a.m.: Subject: Second Shooting Reported; Police have one gunman in custody “In addition to an earlier shooting today in West Ambler Johnston, there has been a multiple shooting with multiple victims in Norris Hall. “Police and EMS are on the scene. “Police have one shooter in custody and as part of routine police procedure, they continue to search for a second shooter. “All people in university buildings are required to stay inside until further notice. “All entrances to campus are closed.” ___ Source: Virginia Tech 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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Group home rules approved

first_img“I believe that this council and everybody here has done everything we can under the law to put an ordinance on the books that can help,” Councilman Greg Nordbak said. “We are better off with this ordinance than 12 months ago.” The new law, which still must be approved a second time by the council, bans boarding homes, residential-care facilities and shelters in single-family residential areas and requires a conditional-use permit for them in other areas of the city. Permits for shelters and residential-care facilities would require a management plan detailing how the residents would be supervised, staffing levels, security and overall house rules. Boarding houses could have no more than five people in them or two people per room. Gloria Avila, one of the residents who has been concerned about Perez’s intentions, said Wednesday she believes the law will help. “We’ve got an ordinance in the city of Whittier that recognizes these things are going to happen,” Avila said. “\ something to refer back to now. There are more regulations on these kind of homes.” However, there is a potential loophole in the law, city officials said. Federal and state laws don’t allow the city to regulate families, said Krista Jee, assistant city attorney. Jee said some sober-living homes in other cities have called themselves “families” as a way to get around local regulations. It’s difficult to make a distinction between a family or a boarding house, Jee said. “Cities are not allowed to make a distinction of a family based upon the relationship of the individuals,” Jee said. “It can’t be a requirement that they are biologically related.” The ordinance defines a family as two or more people living together that is a “relatively permanent bona-fide housekeeping unit.” It must have a “relationship based upon birth, marriage or other domestic bond of social, economic and psychological commitments to each other.” Perez, who sparked the controversy by proposing to put a sober-living home at his house, said he doesn’t believe the ordinance will affect his plans. In a sober-living establishment, no treatment is provided, but individuals in recovery are expected to maintain an alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle by establishing a living environment that supports sobriety and recovery. As long as there are no more than six people and treatment isn’t provided, the state doesn’t regulate it. “This is going to be a family home with people with many disabilities,” he said. “There will be no criminal element. “I’m only interested in helping people who were beginning to have a problem,” Perez said. “It’s going to be a nurturing family home. It’s not a threat to anybody.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The City Council has approved an ordinance adding regulations to boarding houses, residential-care facilities and shelters as a way of responding to concerns about a proposed sober-living home in the Palm Park area. A sober-living home was proposed about a year ago for a house in the 10000 block area of Orange Drive. However, this proposal by Jerry Perez, owner of the home, led residents to picket and make an appeal to the city. The ordinance approved unanimously Tuesday is the city’s answer. last_img read more

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