SANTA CLARA — The Cleveland Browns enter Levi’s Stadium for the first time Monday night to face the 49ers (3-0), and the Browns (2-2) come in with a share of the AFC North lead. How does that make coach Freddie Kitchens feel?Here are the highlights of his Wednesday conference call with Bay Area media, starting with his final and most poignant comment:On if he’s happy the Browns have leveled their record to 2-2 and a share of first place:“Nah. I wouldn’t … I’m just happy we’re going to come …
Rayamen Middlebrooks, 21, and Andre Shields, 20, two community college students from South Los Angeles, came to USC Wednesday night to attend “Freak or Greek” — an on-campus Halloween party — with some of their friends. Before they even made it into the event, however, they witnessed the shooting of four people.Middlebrooks said they were waiting in a long line outside the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom when they heard the party was over capacity and the crowd started to turn hostile.“As soon as they said that, we heard a lot of commotion,” Middlebrooks said. “A lot of people were arguing, and then five seconds later, all you hear is gunshots and everybody running.”Shields and Middlebrooks ran away from Trousdale, when they saw one of the victims bleeding from a stomach wound. Shields said the victim’s friend helped him hobble over to a paramedic.Though they did not expect their night to end with a shooting, Middlebrooks said he thought a confrontation might happen at the event based on the size of the crowd.“From the beginning, I knew that that was how the crowd was, and things were gonna happen like this,” Middlebrooks said. “It was at least 500 people, and that was only outside.”Even with the hectic crowd, though, Middlebrooks did not expect something as severe as a shooting.“You just don’t think it was going to be shots fired on USC campus,” Middlebrooks said. “Gunshots on USC campus? Out of everywhere else? You just don’t think there are going to be gunshots on USC campus.”
Australia Isaias Sanchez ineligible to represent Socceroos at the World Cup Kieran Francis Last updated 1 year ago 07:59 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Australia Norway v Australia Colombia v Australia Adelaide United A-League Friendlies Adelaide United v Perth Glory The Spanish midfielder will not be able to represent the green and gold in Russia Adelaide United’s Spanish captain Isaias Sanchez won’t be available for Australian World Cup selection after it was revealed he fails to meet the eligibility criteria.Isaias, who is due to receive his Australian visa imminently, was hoping to represent the green and gold in Russia once eligible. But according to former Asian Football Confederation head of legal James Kitching, the defensive midfielder will not be allowed by FIFA to represent the Socceroos until after the World Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Unfortunately, he will miss out by a matter of months, if not weeks. Because Isaías doesn’t qualify through heritage, he would need to have lived continuously in Australia for five years after turning 18,” Kitching told The World Game.”His five years arrives in July 2018, during or after World Cup. But he will be eligible for the 2019 Asian Cup.”Isaias has been one of the in-form central midfielders in the A-League – leading to calls for his national team selection.The 30-year-old admitted as recently as December that representing Australia would be a ‘dream’.”Being a Socceroo is in the back of my mind,” Isaias told The Advertiser following the Reds’ 1-0 loss to Sydney FC.”It will be a dream for me but I know it will be difficult because Australia has very good midfielders and very good players to choose from.”But of course I always dream big and one of these challenges is to represent Australia.”The Socceroos will face France, Peru and Denmark at June’s World Cup in Russia.
Bakery ingredients supplier Orkla Food Ingredients has purchased 85% of the shares in sales and distribution company, Orchard Valley Foods Limited.Through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIC Enterprises Limited, Orkla Food Ingredients has signed and completed an agreement to purchase 85% of the shares in the British sales and distribution company Orchard Valley Foods Limited.Tenbury Wells-based Orchard Valley is a supplier of ingredients and accessories to the UK bakery, chocolate and ice cream market – most of its turnover is generated in the UK, but the company also has increasing exports to Europe.Orkla Food Ingredients holds strong positions as a bakery ingredients supplier in the Nordic region and selected countries in Europe.Pål Eikeland, Orkla EVP and CEO of Orkla Food Ingredients, said: “Orchard Valley Food and Orkla Food Ingredients are a good fit. The acquisition of Orchard Valley complements Orkla’s current position in the UK ice cream ingredients and accessories segment.“It also strengthens our position in categories that are well known to Orkla Food Ingredients. This acquisition offers potential for increased exports and synergies with our present operations.”Orchard Valley is a privately-owned company with 72 employees. The agreement also includes an option to purchase the remaining 15% of the shares. The company will be consolidated into Orkla’s financial statements from 1 April 2017. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.