Bayern defends Ancelotti for middle-finger gesture

first_imgMUNICH (AP):Bayern Munich have defended coach Carlo Ancelotti for raising his middle finger to Hertha Berlin fans after supposedly being spat at following a dramatic 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga.Bayern says “basically, we find the human reaction of Carlo Ancelotti with the gesture to be emotionally understandable after the nasty spitting attack”.Robert Lewandowski’s injury-time equaliser for Bayern on Saturday prompted altercations between Bayern and Hertha players in a heated atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium.The German federation ended its investigation into the matter after Ancelotti agreed to pay €5,000 to its foundation for social work.In 2014, Norbert Duewel, then-coach of second-division club Union Berlin, was fined €3,500 for raising his middle finger in a 4-1 loss at home against 1860 Munich.last_img read more

District to stop most transfers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “We realize parents will be upset. We are trying to expand offerings at all schools so the kids will be interested and want to attend. Open enrollment is predicated on available space. There is none now,” Freise said. Students can now attend campuses outside their attendance area to enroll in the special academic programs, join their siblings, attend a better school or simply because they want to go to another school. In the case of the latter, a lottery is held if more students apply than there are open slots available. This school year, 946 transfers were approved for all types of requests. Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, parents have a right to request a transfer of their child from a so-called program improvement school to a better school. Antelope Valley, Palmdale and Littlerock high schools are program improvement schools. Last year, more than 200 students from the three campuses moved to other schools. LANCASTER – Citing overcrowded campuses, Antelope Valley Union High School District will no longer allow most students to transfer outside their home attendance area. Starting with the 2006-07 school year, such programs as the medical magnet academy at Palmdale High School, information systems academy at Antelope Valley High, and International Baccalaureate programs at Highland and Quartz Hill highs will be closed to new student transfers. Open-enrollment transfers will be allowed only for siblings who want to join their older brothers or sisters and for students who attend low-performing schools and want to move to a better school. “We know there will be some concern on the part of parents, but we have to address the needs of students who live within the boundaries. They have a right to attend that school,” said Larry Freise, coordinator of attendance and special projects. Students currently enrolled in special programs or their schools of choice can continue going to that school. The change is due to the massive influx of students into the district, which grew this year by more than 1,500 students, to bring total enrollment to more than 24,000. Most campuses can accommodate a maximum of 3,000 students. “We’ve become so constrained in allowing the movement of students. The recommendation was to shut down the program and lottery enrollment for next school year,” Freise said. “The problem is there is no room at some of the schools to accommodate program requests. We could leave it open and let them apply but we would end up denying them all.” Board President Donita Winn said she understands why the change has been made but doesn’t like it. “I just hate to see that. It’s hard for me to say we have this program at this school but you can only go there if you live in the neighborhood,” Winn said. “If we were able to offer more programs at more sites, there would be no problem.” The district began offering open enrollment in 1993 to help reduce the number of last-minute transfer requests that traditionally came when classes began in September. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 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