Dwellers to debut at OFC Champions League

first_imgDwellers are placed in Group A alongside Auckland City FC (NZL), Amicale FC (VAN) and Solomon Islands club champions (SOL).Dwellers are looking positive after taking out the PNG National Soccer League title in the last two seasons.The Lae team will be banking on national representatives Ronald Warisan, Valentine Nelson, Michael Foster, Raymond Gunemba, Nigel Dabinyaba, Obert Bika and the experience of Cyril Muta.Dwellers will play their second game on Wednesday, April 13, against Auckland City FC and their third match on April 17 against Solomon Warriors.Meantime, Hekari won its first match in the competition against AS Lössi of New Caledonia 5-1 on Saturday.Lae City Dwellers: 1. Matheson NASA (GK) 2. Mosebuya-Mosie MILUBWA, 3. Valentine NELSON 4. Goropaul ALBERT, 5. Japhet TIAMPO, 6. Troy GUNEMBA, 7. Raymond GUNEMBA, 8 Michael FOSTER, 9. Nigel DABINYABA, 10. Obert BIKA, 11. Joachim WAROI, 12 Mathew DAVID, 13. Adolf KUMISI, 14. Ken KEPE M, 15. Joshua TALAU, 16. Carlos PEKA, 17. Cyril MUTA, 18. Bewa WILLIE, 19. Esa NASA, 20. Ronald WARISAN (GK) 21. Peter DABINYABA JNR, 22. Billson BULLO, 23. John KICHANICoach: Peter Gunemba (PNG)last_img read more

“If they force us to play, I am willing to lose every game out of respect for the dead”

first_imgHe denied that he has this point of view because, if the season were abandoned, his team could avoid relegation and threatened to withdraw the team from the competition. “If they force us to play, I am ready to withdraw the team and lose all the games a priori. I would do it as a form of respect for the citizens of Brescia and their loved ones who have passed away.”, said.“I do not care to descend, until this moment we deserved the descent and I also have my responsibilities. Beyond this, to finish Series A in June, impossible and dangerous rhythms await us. And to prolong the season it is necessary to change national and international rules, with contracts, payments, market, preseason, “he concluded. Massimo Cellino, president of Brescia, on Thursday considered it impossible to end the Serie A season, which has been suspended since March 9, and threatened to withdraw the team from the tournament if the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) orders to resume the tournament in the coming months. “Competitions cannot be resumed for many reasons. In particular there are two points: respect for health and the salvation of the soccer system. In addition to having lost this season, we would also ruin the following one, which will be fundamental,” Cellino said. in an interview published this Thursday by ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’.“In Brescia (one of the main outbreaks of the coronavirus in Italy) we have the trucks that take the dead out of the city. We are at the focus of the epidemic”, added the president of Brescia, bottom of Serie A.last_img read more

Zverev, Svitolina and Schwartzman join the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro

first_imgOne week after the draw for the teams of the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, the group of the event introduced this Friday the participation of 4 new tennis gamers: Alexander Zverev, Elina Svitolina, Diego Schwartzman and Johanna Konta, that can be a part of the competitors to face just about the greatest tennis gamers in the world from their properties from April 27 to 30, forcing them to change the racket for the PlayStation four to face their rivals at the Manolo Santana Stadium, recreated intimately in the Tennis World Tour (Nacon Gaming) online game.Alexander Zverev, world quantity 7 and champion of the Mutua Madrid Open in 2018, won’t miss the occasion. The German, who has received 11 titles up to now in his profession, will compete in the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro and will attempt to win, this time with out leaving his room.“It’s nice to be a part of this revolutionary initiative with the Mutua Madrid Open,” stated Zverev. “I feel this can be a nice alternative to unite the world of tennis throughout this time. We hope to entertain tennis followers from house. I cross my fingers to have an excellent image! ”.Elina Svitolina, quantity 5 of the WTA rating and winner of 14 trophies, can be one in every of the nice points of interest of the feminine crew of the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, the place you’ll meet lots of your common opponents on the monitor on the circuit.“I’m actually enthusiastic about the initiative of the Mutua Madrid Open,” stated Svitolina. “We can not compete on the monitor, however we’re going to problem ourselves on the internet. Certainly, everybody will combat for the title … and I’ll too!”Additionally, DIiego Schwartzman and Johanna Konta can even be on the date. The Argentine is at the moment at quantity 13 in the ATP rating, in one in every of his greatest moments. The British, world quantity 14, has added three titles in her profession, and in a number of days she is going to attempt to conquer the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, eagerly accepting the problem.“I actually need to play the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro,” admitted Schwartzman. “I often play video video games, and I hope to be able to do effectively in the event, with which we hope to assist all these affected by the present state of affairs. ” “I liked the thought as a result of it brings us again to competitors mode, and as a result of it’s also for an excellent trigger,” stated Konta. “I’ve began coaching to display my abilities and I can be prepared for it. It’s important to see me play! ”Like the others, each could have the alternative to assist the tennis gamers most in want at the second, all those that would not have the revenue to face all these months of inactivity, and these affected by the Covid-19 in the pioneering on-line competitors, which born with a transparent vocation for solidarity. The event could have a donation of 150,000 euros in each tables (ATP and WTA), from which the winners will be capable to resolve the quantity they offer to the tennis gamers with the most monetary issues at the second and, moreover, a complete of 50,000 euros that may go totally to scale back the social affect of the Covid-19 pandemic.The Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro can be held in the following format: 16 particular person members (ATP and WTA) initially divided into 4 teams. From this part of the league, these categorised for the quarterfinals of the event can be held, which can be held throughout 4 days of competitors. As well as, in parallel to the official competitors, a charity event will happen that may face a few of the major content material creators in the gaming territory with skilled tennis gamers to lift funds to assist these affected by Covid-19.All followers will be capable to comply with the growth of the event by way of the web, on tv and on the social networks of the Mutua Madrid Open with a spectacular manufacturing that may function narration and feedback from all the matches.s, in addition to evaluation applications, summaries and interviews with the winners after every assembly.So far, there are 20 confirmed gamers: Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Diego Schwartzman, Karen Khachanov, John Isner, Lucas Pouille, Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys, Kristina Mladenovic, Carla Suárez, Victoria Azarenka, Johanna Konta, Fiona Ferro and Eugenie Bouchard. The group of the Mutua Madrid Open will quickly reveal the remainder of the members, in addition to the totally different novelties of the competitors.last_img read more

Vardy receiving death threats after Ranieri axe

first_imgLONDON (AP):Jamie Vardy has gone from Premier League champion to a target of hatred. The Leicester striker said he has received death threats amid the bitter fallout from manager Claudio Ranieri being fired by his club last month.Vardy was named as one of the players who had conversations with Leicester’s owners before Ranieri was dismissed as a result of last season’s improbable champions being plunged into a relegation scrap.Vardy’s denials about playing any role in Ranieri’s departure have not stopped some fans from targeting him and his family.”The story is out there and people pick it up and jump on it and you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything,” Vardy said while on international duty with England. “On social media, you name it, walking down the street. To be honest I get them every week. Football fans don’t seem to like me.”IGNORE ABUSEIt’s affecting his family, too.”I just get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus (wife Rebekah) up while she’s driving along, with the kids in the back of the car, it’s not the best,” Vardy said. “It’s happened plenty of times. It is terrifying. All that can happen is they get banned on Twitter. People get cut up but if there’s no cameras you’re screwed.”Vardy said he tries to ignore the abuse he gets from fans as he focuses on keeping Leicester in the Premier League and prolonging the team’s incredible Champions League debut. Leicester are six points above the relegation zone and preparing to face Atletico Madrid next month in the European Cup quarter-finals.Vardy was spotted by Leicester playing for non-league side Fleetwood Town in 2012. While the 30-year-old Vardy scored 24 goals last season, he has only been on target 10 times this year.”I just get abuse at every stadium that I turn up at,” Vardy said. “To be honest, you are always going to get stick from fans. It is part and parcel of football. I’m one that carries on and winds them up a bit. Do I enjoy it? Yeah, it’s just me. I couldn’t tell you why I get it, but it’s part of the game. I am not really fussed about it. It’s fine by me.”last_img read more

No quick fix for Arsenal: Emery era begins with loss to City

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It’s clear today, Manchester City is demanding our best performance,” the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach said. “We need to continue working. But I am happy with the players because they run and they fight, and also we need (to) continue working tactically.”It was a serene afternoon on the touchline for Guardiola, just like so much of last season which ended with City setting a series of Premier League records, notably by amassing 100 points.“The desire to run and run, it was the same as the last season,” Guardiola said. “The first game away against Arsenal, nobody can deny that it’s complicated. A new manager after 20 years.”Guardiola, whose Barcelona came up against Emery as Valencia coach, is in only his third season at City.“Manchester City’s performance is showing us we need to continue in our process, improving,” Emery said. “They deserved this, the result. But we were improving (across) the 90 minutes. I think we need (that) for the next week.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil That is a challenging trip across London to Chelsea, which opened the season under new manager Maurizio Sarri with a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield on Saturday.LIVERPOOL CHALLENGELiverpool signaled its determination to challenge for the title by spending more than $200 million on players, more than any other Premier League team in the summer transfer window.With debuts for Alisson in goal and Naby Keita in midfield, Liverpool opened with a 4-0 victory over West Ham.Mohamed Salah, who scored 44 times in his first season at Liverpool, took only 19 minutes to get off the mark at Anfield by meeting Andrew Robertson’s cross with a tap-in.Another cross from Robertson opened up West Ham for Liverpool’s second in first-half stoppage time. James Milner’s cutback was turned into the net by Sadio Mane, who added a third eight minutes after the break.Even after Salah was taken off, the Egyptian’s replacement, Daniel Sturridge, found the net late.Liverpool, which finished fourth last season, hasn’t won the English title since 1990.“We know about our expectations and we realize there is a really positive atmosphere around us in the pre-season,” manager Juergen Klopp said. “That is good that people are positive, but this season will be unbelievably hard. We cannot be anything different than the challenger because we haven’t won anything since I came in.”Also Sunday, Southampton and Burnley drew 0-0. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sterling shines as City beats Arsenal in Emery’s 1st game City rarely looked troubled by Arsenal as the champions opened their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. Raheem Sterling cut through the defense with ease before putting City ahead in the 14th minute, and Bernardo Silva curled in the second in the 64th at the Emirates Stadium.It was the first time since 1996 that Arsenal has opened a season without Wenger in charge. The “Merci Arsene” banner was the only indication that it has been a summer of transition at the north London club since Wenger was pushed toward resigning after 22 years in charge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Catching City isn’t the immediate target for the Gunners, who last won the title in 2004. It’s just about returning to the top four — to qualify for the Champions League — after slumping to sixth in Wenger’s final campaign.Emery now has a clear sense of the task he faces, throwing his arms in the air in frustration as the goals were conceded.center_img LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Arsenal manager Unai Emery reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — All that’s changed for Arsenal fans is that they can no longer blame Arsene Wenger.And Unai Emery will be relieved he doesn’t have to come up against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City every week.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Prez Sirleaf Reaffirms Commitment to One China Policy

first_imgPrez. Sirleaf makes remarks at the occasionPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reaffirmed her government’s commitment to the One China Policy, an Executive Mansion release said. According to the release, President Sirleaf on Wednesday, September 12, joined Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue, officials of government, members of the diplomatic corps, embassy staff and the Chinese community in Liberia to celebrate the 68th Independence Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).The President said Liberia remains firm on the One China Policy, which has been endorsed and ratified by the Liberian Legislature, and expressed the conviction that any successive government will realize that this is the proper international position to take and respect, and will encourage the quality of cooperation that exists between China and Liberia. She made the statement at the Chinese Embassy in Congo Town, Monrovia at a ceremony marking the celebration of the 68th Independence Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.President Sirleaf commended Ambassador Zhang for the immense contributions made to the government and people of Liberia and stressed the need that China remains a true partner and friend. President Sirleaf also praised the Chinese Government for the bilateral cooperation. She noted that China has been active in its assistance to the Liberian government and people in their endeavor to rebuild the country. She used the occasion to thank the Government of the PRC for being a major partner in the training of the new Liberian army, and providing technical, logistical and other forms of support, including the fight against Ebola.Ambassador Zhang said the China-Liberia relationship has enjoyed rapid development over the past 14 years since the resumption of diplomatic ties, especially after this administration took office, adding: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Madam Sirleaf for her continued trust established with the leaders of China to give the China-Liberia relations brilliant leadership and guidance,” he said. He noted that the stock of Chinese investments in Liberia has reached US$300 million, making China one of the major investors in Liberia. Zhang stressed that the smooth construction of the Ministerial Complex, the new airport terminal, the annexes to the Legislature, renovation of the SKD stadium and the airport’s runway rehabilitation are indicative of China’s speed and quality.The Chinese Ambassador also noted the Agricultural Demonstration Center Project, Bamboo and Rattan Weaving and Vegetable Planting Technical Cooperation projects, including the borehole project and technical assistance project to the Liberia Broadcasting System, that are progressing steadily. The Chinese envoy emphasized that China and Liberia have conducted productive cooperation in security, education, health and other sectors. Amb. Zhang pointed out that Liberia has enjoyed peaceful development including consolidated peace and stability under the leadership of President Sirleaf. “We are pleased and appreciative of unremitting efforts the Liberian Government and people have made for the economic revaluation, national reconciliation, and human capacity building under the guidance of the Agenda for Transformation and Vision 2030,” he highlighted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Deal could change natural gas production in northeast

first_imgBuckland says natural gas converted fuels are considered cleaner than traditional fuels, producing fewer carbon emissions.[asset|aid=3421|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b13f0ef7bb242976c2491fcb2cb37fe7-Buckland GTL 3_1_Pub.mp3] Buckland says if the companies decide to construct a GTL plant, it will still be a number of years away and there will be significant costs associated with its construction.[asset|aid=3422|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b13f0ef7bb242976c2491fcb2cb37fe7-Buckland GTL 4_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Natural gas production in northeast B.C. could be facing some new prospects.Sasol, a South African petrochemicals corporation, and Talisman Energy reached a $1.05 billion deal back in December. Sasol is a front runner in gas to liquid (GTL) production and, as part of the deal, it will acquire 50 per cent of the working interest in Talisman’s Farrell Creek operations in the Montney Shale Play.- Advertisement -Sasol will be conducting a two-year-long feasibility study to determine whether it is commercially viable for the company to build a GTL plant for the natural gas coming out of the Montney Play, says Phoebe Buckland, a spokesperson for Talisman.[asset|aid=3419|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b13f0ef7bb242976c2491fcb2cb37fe7-Buckland GTL 2_1_Pub.mp3] GTL fuel diversifies the products that can be used from natural gas production. The types of synthetic fuels that can be produced include diesel, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and jet fuel. [asset|aid=3420|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b13f0ef7bb242976c2491fcb2cb37fe7-Buckland GTL 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Recently, the price of natural gas in the markets has been teetering between three and five dollars per million British thermal units. Despite a recently released report by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada that says the low natural gas price is due to oversupply in the markets, Buckland says Talisman is excited to explore further uses for natural gas in northeast B.C.last_img read more

Aussies ready for hostile Honduras crowd – Behich

first_img0Shares0000Australia’s defender Aziz Behich says Australia will be ready to cope with an intimidating atmosphere when the Socceroos face Honduras at home in the first leg of their crucial World Cup playoff © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFESAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Nov 7 – Aziz Behich says Australia will be ready to cope with an intimidating atmosphere here Friday when the Socceroos face Honduras in the first leg of their crucial World Cup playoff.Australia will take on Honduras in the 40,000-capacity Olimpico Metropolitano Stadium in San Pedro Sula, a town once regarded as the deadliest city in Honduras because of violence linked to the drug trade. The Central Americans are aiming to qualify for the World Cup for a third straight tournament, and have often benefited from ferocious home support at the venue in the past.Behich, however, says Australia will be ready for anything the Honduras crowd can dish out in the CONCACAF-Asia playoff.“Most of the boys have played in big hostile environments,” the defender said.“We’ve done that with the national team during the qualifiers in some parts of Asia,” he told Football Federation Australia’s television channel on Monday.“It’s going to be nothing new for us, and in some ways, it’s exciting — it’s all part of football and we’re just going to go out on the park, we know what job we have to do and what the end prize is — qualifying for the World Cup.“It’s not going to be easy, but we’re full of confidence.”Behich started in the away leg of Australia’s Asia zone playoff against Syria in the previous round, and eventually won 3-2 on aggregate by the Socceroos after a tense return leg in Sydney.The 26-year-old says Australia will benefit from having already passed their playoff test against the Syrians.“The boys were full of confidence going into those game and coming out of them it’s a big boost going into these Honduras games,” Behich said.Fellow squad member Craig Goodwin, who plays for Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam, also thinks Australia will derive a competitive edge from having successfully navigated the Syria challenge.“It’s a little bit of an advantage,” Goodwin said. “It’s not the way we wanted to go through to the World Cup. But playing against Syria over the two legs was a good test and they’re a good team.“But we have a good squad and good quality in the team. It’s going to be tough but I think we have the squad to get to the World Cup.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

For New Orleans, humor’s the best medicine

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – This city’s battered residents put their months of heartache, frustration and anger on parade Saturday, in effigies, blue-tarp trailers and themes like “Fridge Over Troubled Water,” and gave themselves the first of many desperately needed Mardi Gras laughs. The Krewe du Vieux, a satirical group that has used its parade to mock corporations and politicians every year for the last two decades, featured carts with effigies of Mayor Ray Nagin and Gov. Kathleen Blanco, among other things. “It’s good we can laugh at ourselves,” said spectator Robert Elmwood, 77. “It means the spirit is still alive. After all the grim things, we’ve prevailed.” Mardi Gras has long been an occasion for the city to laugh at tragedy and aim barbs at authorities, and given all the pain New Orleans has suffered in the past year the irreverence should reach new heights this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Armed with sharp tongues and images such as the blue tarps that still protect broken roofs across the city, the clubs that stage Mardi Gras parades are targeting Hurricane Katrina and the politicians they blame for the chaotic response to the catastrophe. One display in the Krewe du Vieux parade Saturday asked France to buy Louisiana back, suggesting the state might get better treatment than it has from the American government. Dressed as a pink flamingo and accompanying a cart fashioned to resemble a FEMA trailer, Sally Durkin of Mississippi said the satire is helping to heal the city. “There’s so much despair around it all,” she said. “Sometimes you have to just take it on the chin and have some humor about it, or we all go crazy.” Still, in the midst of revelry and satire, even the city known as the Big Easy has a serious side. The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a 90-year-old historically black group that holds one of the city’s most beloved Mardi Gras parades, lit 10 candles at a service in honor of club members who have died since the storm. They lit an eleventh candle to honor the hundreds of people killed by Katrina. Mardi Gras parades typically run on weekends leading up to and on Mardi Gras, which falls on Feb. 28 this year, almost exactly six months after the storm. The parades are put on by private clubs across the city; Krewe du Vieux is a smaller French Quarter parade that runs in advance of the major parades. “It is hard living here now. We need to have our opportunity to release,” said Keith Twitchell, one of the organizers of Saturday’s Krewe du Vieux parade. “If you don’t laugh, you’re dead. There’s a lot to cry about here.” Mardi Gras expert Arthur Hardy said the satire serves as a coping mechanism. Masked riders in the parades have long used the opportunity to mock the ruling class and government officials, said . The tradition goes back to 1873, when the Mistick Krewe of Comus themed its parade “The Missing Links to Darwin’s Origin of the Species” and portrayed Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant as a tobacco grub. “It’s almost like you laugh to keep from crying. It’s a chance to say ‘This can’t keep us down.’ … We’re going to laugh at it and throw something back at it,” he said. Even groups that are typically less tongue-in-cheek are taking swipes at the storm and politicians this year. The Krewe of Carrollton, which holds its parade on Feb. 19, chose “Blue Roof Blues” – a reference to the tarps protecting damaged and leaky roofs. The Krewe of Mid-City will use blue tarps along the bottom of its floats – in part out of necessity because of flooding at its warehouse. The Mid-City parade, scheduled for Feb. 26, will have floats called “New Orleans Culture” – that’s culture as in mold – and “I drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was gone,” a bitter twist on the line from Don McLean’s “American Pie.” It also will use a float from last year’s parade that bears the image of Willy Wonka. The “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” character has become a favorite reference to the mayor since he angered residents by saying New Orleans would once more become a “chocolate city.” New Orleans was more than 65 percent black before Hurricane Katrina displaced about two-thirds of its population. “As fate would have it, we’re able to recycle it,” Gerard Braud, a former Mid-City king, said of the float. 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

Vatican visit angers Bay Area officials

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Some supervisors are angry that a city delegation visited Cardinal William Levada in Rome and presented him with a glass paperweight etched with the official San Francisco seal. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution last week condemning Levada, former archbishop of San Francisco, for a Catholic church policy barring adoptions by same-sex couples. That didn’t stop an official city delegation from traveling to the Vatican to attend Levada’s installation as cardinal and presenting him with the paperweight. “I think it is a significant breach,” said Supervisor Tom Ammiano, a gay Catholic who sponsored the Levada resolution. He said the delegation headed by Police Commissioner Joe Veronese “must have heard of this little brouhaha. It made international news.” Many city residents were angered when the Catholic Church decided that it would no longer permit its charitable organization to allow children to be adopted by gay and lesbian couples. Mayor Gavin Newsom canceled his trip to the Vatican.last_img read more