Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina dreams of coaching great teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid in the futureThe 36-year-old was born in Madrid, but came through Barcelona’s famous “La Masia” youth academy and is the son of club legend Miguel Reina.After making 30 appearances for Barcelona, Reina moved on in 2002 to Villarreal where his performances earned him a switch to Liverpool.It was at Anfield where Reina established himself as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers.The Spaniard won the Premier League Golden Glove award for three straight seasons and went on to impress again at Napoli.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Currently, Reina plays for AC Milan as a backup option to the club’s young keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after signing a three-year deal in the summer.But it appears that Reina is already planning for the next stage of his career.“In the future, I would like to train teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid, it’s every coach’s dream, Reina told Onda Cero.“I want to enjoy football in these three years, but I want to prepare very well to become a winning coach in the future”.Reina has made 4 appearances for Milan this season in the Europa League.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR In the latest move prompted by the strict cap on defense spending, the Army is planning to eliminate its community theater program in Europe starting in fiscal 2017.About nine theaters, including those in Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern and Baumholder in Germany; Vicenza in Italy; and Mons in Belgium are expected to close. The theater program cost $1.96 million last year.In response to budget cuts in FY 2017, Installation Management Command (IMCOM), like the rest of the Army, had “to make some tough — and potentially unpopular — decisions as we work to separate wants from needs,” agency spokesman Scott Malcom told Stars and Stripes.“Our intent is to use our limited funds to provide critical base operating services and sustain the infrastructure that makes the Army ready,” Malcom said. “Is quality of life a child development center or a community theater? Are we in the humanities business or are we in the warfighting business?” he said.One or two theaters could survive since individual garrisons can choose to fund the program in different ways, Dane Winters, IMCOM-Europe’s entertainment director, wrote on the Baumholder Hilltop Theater’s Facebook page.Supporters of the theater program say the performing arts are a vital part of military quality of life as they reduce isolation and stress, and foster close host-nation relations, according to the story.
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host a summer camp reduced rate information fair on Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Recreation Center, located at 3100 Denver St., S.E. The fair is being hosted to assist D.C. residents with completing theirreduced rate application. DPR offers a reduced rate for qualified, District residents to ensure that summer camps are available to everyone, regardless of one’s income level.For more information, visit: http://dpr.dc.gov/.
By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterMayor Muriel Bowser and District officials were on hand this week during National Crime Victims Rights Week to discuss initiatives taken to assist people and communities who are victims of crime as well as curb violent acts in D.C.“We are here today during National Crime Victims Rights Week to continue a community wide conversation about public safety in the District,” Bowser said during a press conference at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.As the District acknowedges National Crime Victims Rights Week, Mayor Muriel Bowser and various offices are working to ensure that finances are allotted and programs created to decreasing the crime rate in the nation’s capital. (Courtesy Photo)“The number of shootings in D.C. has stayed frustratingly steady over the last several years and, unfortunately, over time those shootings have become more deadly,” Bowser said.“Our answer to this type of crime must involve both policing and healing. In the budget I sent to the (D.C.) Council this involves both.”The Mayor highlighted the $1.6 million commitment via the FY 2020 budget to the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants. She also mentioned the $3 million infusion into the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, but she pointed out that most of the District’s budget would impact public safety in the end.“Given the root causes of violence we also know that there are no lines that separate these investments,” Bowser said. “Investments in housing are investments in public safety. Investments in education are investments in public safety. Likewise, health investment and healthcare are investment in safety.”Robert Contee, Assistant Chief of the MPD spoke about the trickle down impact and responsibilities the District shares in connection to gun violence.“Anytime a member of our community is gunned down we’re all responsible for bringing the person or persons to justice,” Contee said. “Over the last five days there have been four homicides in the District.”“Time after time we see the use of illegal guns tear residents, neighbors and families apart. These acts of violence are unacceptable in our city.” Contee made a public plea for people with information on the recent acts of violence to call the hotline.Michelle M. Garcia, Director of Victim Services and Justice Grants was also on hand to unpack how her department would help in the upcoming months.“We know when violent incidents occur neighborhoods are left hurting, neighborhoods are left hurting and we want to do everything we can to help them heal,” Garcia said. “Building on the work that our office has already done on enhancing the District’s capacity to respond to trauma, the mayor has invested over $1.6 M to create three sites in Wards 7 and 8 in communities that have had hit high levels of not only violence but individual, community generational and historical trauma.”Garcia spoke of having peer navigators in areas to help communities as well as trauma specialists and and training for community leaders to assist with dealing with the trauma. “We know that hurt people hurt people,” Garcia said. “And when we address those underline hurts and help people heal we know we can create a greater stronger D.C.”To view the complete FY 2020 budget and capital plan please go to https://cfo.dc.gov/page/annual-operating-budget-and-capital-plan