Have you totally forgotten about your foot injury?Yes. She is forgotten. If a few months ago I had been told that I was going to pronounce this phrase, I would not have believed it. There are times when you get into a hole and are not able to get out. All kinds of formulas were sought and the solution for the injury was not exactly right. Once the whole process was over, I realized my way of being and perhaps making hasty decisions at some point did not help me. Sometimes we footballers are too impulsive and perhaps we do not allow ourselves to be advised as we should be.The final solution, in addition to the treatments, came with a special template … Are you still playing with it?When you don’t go through tests of everything. Many times when the click occurs, that improvement that you have spent so many months looking for and does not occur, you do not know what it is due to. It is true that the insole helped me a lot because when I put my boot on, I could hardly support the weight on that foot. The squad at that time, when I was already able to fairly run and do some type of exercise, gave me one last boost and helped me a lot. Like when you have any other injury, I try to be careful, that the foot knows that I do not forget it. I follow a routine, but neither of great things specific to the injury I had. The bad thing was, at the time, not knowing how to tackle the injury. It is not as frequent an injury as a crusader or injuries like that. They are complex injuries difficult to solve. Although be pamplona I had never dressed the Osasuna shirt, until the beginning of July 2018 the rojillo club announced his transfer. It came from the hand of Arrasate, with whom he had met at Numancia. I start being indisputable owner, But on October 8, 2018, in La Romareda, his luck changed. What in principle was a traumatic arthritis at first toe right, became the particular ordeal of Iñigo Pérez and kept him for about a year off the pitch. The break for the COVID-19 came when it began to offer its best version again. Committed player and equally passionate about reading and football, he wants to compete again, but prefers to live daily.How are you leading in confinement?In the anomalous situation that we are experiencing, I get along well. We have already been a month and a half. My partner and I, for the sake of the children, are a family of routines. It has given us time to establish them and we are already shaped to this situation.What does time occupy?I read a lot, I love it. I have not increased the amount of daily reading. It is true that hours when I used to train or go to school for the children or do some errands, now I dedicate them to other things. Reading takes the largest percentage of my free time, but I also like to watch movies and write something.This unusual break has come just when you were starting to have continuity and pick up pace …It is true that on the individual soccer level, after a complex year due to injury, he was now well, participating, with a good dynamic at the collective level and living a very nice year in First, with the fans. Such situations never come in handy. But I do not see it as a problem because sooner or later we will return to play and resume those feelings. To what extent can you prepare for the return to competition at home?The club has given us all the tools and help possible so that our return, when it occurs, is the best possible and that we lose as little as possible physically. Each player has a different space, in terms of work context and we try to adapt. Today we have a lot of material at home. We have been unemployed for a month and a half, but the inactivity of the players has been minimal. It is impossible to reproduce what is done in training or on a soccer field, but physically I think we can come back better than when you go on vacation for a month.Do you think that in the face of returning to competition they would have to do at least a small preseason?Yes. The moment we can return to training in Tajonar we will have to spend some time carrying out actions and movements that are impossible to reproduce at home. Now we are training and the work that needs to be done in the preseason ahead of the competition, is greater. In this case, I think we could get into the ball right away, with football … We will advance faster, but we will need some adaptation time. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 23, 2020 It is not yet known when it will be possible to return to the competition and if it will be done this season. How do you see it?I try not to go beyond the day we are in, mainly because in this situation, moving the mind towards future dates can harm you. Wanting to know what’s going to happen can generate some anxiety. Uncertainty is the cause of this type of discomfort. I would like to play again in a scenario according to society, in which everything would have been solved and that we could go hand in hand, not differentiate football from other classes. But I understand that this is not the case, that there are priorities and interests of many kinds. I understand that we will start playing behind closed doors and with security protocols for us. I would rather wait longer, go hand in hand with society and when possible, play. But I know that, possibly until next season, it won’t be. It is necessary to differentiate between what one feels and would like and what is going to happen.How have you assimilated the agreement you reached with the club to reduce your salary by 20%?We all agree and are aware that it is a difficult situation in which everyone must try to do a very great exercise of empathy and solidarity and we must accept it. As for the percentage, this agreement was reached and that’s it. We did not need or even think about the situation, we would have accepted it anyway. Society is suffering and it is time to put your shoulder to it and understand the situation. Better times will come with calm and responsibility.What message would you send to fans?May you all be encouraged, that in the complex situations that you are experiencing, try to reflect on the speed that we lived before all this. If this situation helps us to change individually and as a society it would be very important. We can all miss football, the mountains, the Sanfermines … But they are things that will come back. What makes me very sad is when someone loses a loved one because you know that you are going to get out of this but that is not going to come back. It is what hurts me the most and what saddens me the most. Since we have to be at home and with the family, we are going to take advantage of these moments. There are people who do not have that option and in many families loved ones are leaving.
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “That’s what we’re playing for,” Simmons said. “We have to stick with it.”Philadelphia controlled play in the first half and headed to the locker room up 58-44, led by Embiid’s 14 points. Philadelphia completely pulled away with a dominant third quarter, outscoring the Grizzlies 41-25 to take a 99-69 lead into the fourth.Philadelphia shot 64 percent (16 for 25) from the field in the period, including 6 for 10 from 3-point range.“It was a great sight to see,” Embiid said.The starters didn’t play another minute, saving energy for the second game of the back-to-back on Thursday night at Orlando. The move did prevent Simmons from reaching his fourth triple-double in the last five games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons shoots next to Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — The 76ers are closing in on their first playoff berth since 2012, but they’re not satisfied with merely making the postseason. So there was no chance they would take lowly Memphis lightly.Robert Covington, J.J. Redick and Dario Saric each had 15 points to pace all five Philadelphia starters in double-figures, and the 76ers continued their push for home-court advantage in the playoffs with a 119-105 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “We are on the war path to get home-court advantage,” coach Brett Brown said.Joel Embiid added 14 points and Ben Simmons had 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the 76ers (40-30), who won their fourth straight to improve to a season-best 10 games over .500. None of the starters played in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re moving up,” Embiid said. “Our goal is home-court advantage.”Philadelphia began Wednesday sixth in the Eastern Conference, just a game back of the Pacers for the fourth spot and accompanying home-court advantage for a first-round series. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wayne Selden Jr. had 18 points to lead Memphis (19-52), which has lost 21 of its last 22 games.“We gave in a bit, probably the first time in a long time I can remember that happening,” Memphis interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “Frustration took over. (The 76ers) are playing with a high purpose right now. They put their thumb down when they had to.”NO EASY OUTBrown said that Philadelphia isn’t going to be an easy out, or a team that opponents will relish facing, in the playoffs.“We have accumulated some firepower,” he said. “If we can keep moving forward, I wouldn’t want to play us. We can be dangerous.”HOT DIGGETYThe 76ers gave two free hot dogs at halftime to every fan in attendance as thanks for braving the nor’easter that blanketed the Philadelphia region with snow. The team announced a crowd of 10,411.LONG ROADThe Grizzlies dropped their 16th in a row on the road and have yet to win away from Memphis in 2018. Their last road win came Dec. 31, 2017, 114-96 at Sacramento.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Marc Gasol will sit out Thursday’s game at Charlotte, Bickerstaff said prior to the game. He had five points and six rebounds. … Tyreke Evans didn’t play against the 76ers but will be in the lineup Thursday. … The Grizzlies beat Philadelphia 105-101 on Jan. 22 in Memphis.76ers: Brown said he planned to play Embiid on Thursday at Orlando in the second game of the back-to-back. Brown plans to rest Embiid at some point in the final 12 games, though he expects the 7-footer to resist. “I bet it comes with a fight,” Brown said of his decision to sit Embiid.UP NEXTGrizzlies: At Charlotte on Thursday night.76ers: At Orlando Thursday night.
Judicial appointmentsGiven the decision to reject the nominee for the post of Chancellor of the Judiciary by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, President David Granger has said there is nothing left to discuss on the matter.The Head of State said he had looked forward to a timely settlement of the appointment, which many deem critical to the effective functioning of the judiciary, but that didn’t happen.“The ball is in the court of the Leader of the Opposition. I made my proposals, he simply rejected them. He has not made any counter-proposals, so there is nothing to discuss,” President Granger said.President Granger reminded that the decision is solely dependent on consultations with Jagdeo.He said,, “I had hoped that we would have moved forward and been able to make subsequent appointments at this point, but I have to depend on his compliance.”President David GrangerAsked whether he has received legal advice on the way forward in regard to these appointments, he said, “I know what needs to be done. I am well advised. But I have to wait on the Leader of the Opposition to respond to my proposal.”Justice Kenneth Benjamin was nominated for the position of Chancellor of the Judiciary, while Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, the current acting Chancellor, has been nominated for the position of Chief Justice.Concerns have been raised by the Bar Association in Belize about Benjamin’s failure, up to recently, to clear a backlog of cases by writing his decisions.Jagdeo, in a letter addressed to the President, said that after having duly considered the nominations of Justice Benjamin and Justice Cummings-Edwards under Article 127 (2) of the Constitution, he is unable to offer his agreement for their appointments.However, the Opposition Leader has since indicated his willingness to further engage the President on substantive appointments to the top judicial positions.To this end, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, subsequently said Government will be going ahead with “meaningful consultations” between the two sides, as provided for in the Constitution.“Mr Jagdeo’s rejection is constitutional, the President’s powers are also constitutional; and there is a provision in the law which provides that in the event there cannot be agreement…then there is a second level which now requires meaningful consultations. So I believe that is the next step we will go to,” Minister Harmon had said.According to Article 127 (2) of the Constitution, “If the office of Chancellor or Chief Justice is vacant…then, until a person has been appointed…, those functions shall be performed by such other of the Judges as may be appointed by the President”.Guyana’s Constitution requires the Opposition Leader’s approval before the President’s nominees can be appointed to those two top judicial positions.
The captain of a fishing boat is now dead following a reported piracy attack on the Corentyne River, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Tuesday night.Dead is Mahadeo Ramdial, also called “Chico”, 46, of Lot 146 Kilcoy Squatting Area, Corentyne.Reports are two survivors of the alleged attack swam to shore following the incident. Surviving the alleged ordeal are Parmanand Nandan, 21, of Tain, Corentyne and Arjune Permaul, 45, of Kilcoy Squatting Area.According to reports, the two survivors reported to Police that they were thrown overboard while the captain was lashed in his head with a cutlass and told to jump overboard during the attack. The now dead captain reportedly swam half the distance to the shore before disappearing under the water. Nandan in recalling the incident said that at about 18:30h, he, along with the now dead man and Permaul were aboard MV Varuni 4 when a smaller fishing boat crashed into theirs. He related that there were two maskedThe grieving wife, Chetrami Jaipersaud and children Navin, and Lakranpirates in the boat. At the time of the alleged attack, they were fishing in the vicinity of Tain about one mile into the Corentyne River.“A small boat approach an hit we and they tell we that everybody got to go in the cabin,” Nandan related.According to the man, they were all instructed to keep their heads down. The next instruction was for the captain and one of the workers to loosen the boat engine and place it into the pirate’s boat.Being more able-bodied, Nandan and Ramdial loosened the boat’s engine and took it into the other boat.Meanwhile, Permaul said he was instructed to take some of the catch and place it into the pirate’s boat. “They didn’t want all just some… like they didn’t have time or something. Then dem tell we jump overboard. We beg “Oh Uncle don’t throw abe overboard”, dem say “Allyu got to go over or we gon chap and shoot you all”. So me an that one boy jump overboard,” he said.Permaul in relating the story said Ramdial was lashed in the head with a cutlass and told to jump into the water which was about 24-feet deep. When he got into the water the three men started swimming towards the shore.Reports are Ramdial said he could not make it to shore before disappearing.“I call he like three times an he answer and the next two times no answer,” the 45-year-old Permaul told this publication.Both men said they swam until they saw another fishing vessel in the vicinity of Port Mourant. “We hold on to the anchor rope and call them and they rescue we,” the younger of the two explained.The men said they swam for two hours before they were rescued.Meanwhile, the missing fisherman has been working at sea for the past 17 years. The crew left on Monday and were expected back today. The boat is owned by Permaul Persaud Samaroo of Kilcoy. Samaroo told Guyana Times that boats and crew have come under piracy attack on three previous occasions and each time he lost a 40hp Yamaha outboard engine.Meanwhile, the dead fisherman’s father is of the view that foul play may have been involved. According to the 65-year-old Bhudram Mahadeo, he cannot believe that two pirates can successfully carryout an attack on a fishing boat. Based on experience, he noted, one has to control the boat leaving one to execute the attack.“One time we hearing two pirates attack them and they were asleep and then the next time we hearing that they were eating or just finish eating.”Meanwhile, at about 15:30h Ramdial’s body was discovered along the Tain Foreshore. A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body.The boat in which the men were fishing was later found at Rose Hall foreshore. The grieving father is calling for a thorough investigation. (Andrew Carmichael)
Communities in Region One (Barima-Waini) are grappling with a fuel shortage, which is significantly affecting businesses, households and even the regional administration.Regional Chairman Brentnol AshleyPrices for services like transportation are tripling and major projects have been suspended as a result of the limited fuel supply in the district.Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley told Guyana Times that the shortage began some five weeks ago, but now, the situation has evolved into a crisis.Due to the limited supply and high demand of the commodity, residents are forced to pay between $8000 to $10,000 per five gallon of gasoline in Mabaruma. In Matarkai, the price can go as high as $15,000.In cases where taxis usually cost $1000, the fare is now as high as $4,000. School children are forced to pay $200 from Kumaka to Mabaruma, up from a fee of roughly $60.“It is affecting us tremendously,” Ashley stated.He said regional projects and activities are at a standstill because of the shortage. “It also puts a threat to those emergency calls that we get for patients who are sick to get to the hospital,” the Regional Chairman explained.From his assessment, the shortage of fuel is as a result of the crisis in neighbouring Venezuela.Region One gets fuel from the Spanish-speaking nation, and with the permission of the relevant authorities, the fuel is transported across the border. This practice is only legal up to the Pomeroon River mouth in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).But over the past weeks, the supply has dwindled due to the worsening social and economic situation in Venezuela.Ashley is calling on Central Government to intervene. With no GuyOil service station in the region, the Chairman has recommended that the State-owned entity send fuel tankers to the area to supply retailers.A formal letter has already been dispatched to the Communities Ministry.
The cost for attending the pig roast is ten dollars per plate. The following morning at 9 a.m., Glenn Stewart will be leading a colt starting demonstration. He’ll be explaining and showing many of the techniques used when he represented the country at the World Championship of Colt Starting.After Stewart completes the demonstration, spectators will then watch as riders showcase their skills in a number of tasks including, reining, ranchwork, dressage, and jumping, along with fast paced obstacles. To wrap up Saturday, everyone is invited to a chili cook off in the evening. Fans unable to make it out on Saturday will be able to do so on Sunday as well, with the events beginning once again at 9 a.m.The cost of the event is $15 per day, while seniors and those 12 and under get in free. For more information on the event, you’re encouraged to call 250-789-3072.- Advertisement –
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies might heading on the road this weekend for a pair of preseason games, but the most immediate issue the team faces is on the homefront – literally.Huskies General Manager Jeremy Clothier says that the team is currently in need of two or three billets for players for the upcoming 2016-2017 NWJHL season. Clothier says that while the team’s current players are all taken care, there are several players that might be coming from out of town next week. Anyone looking to be a part of the Huskies family by billeting one of their players this season can contact Clothier at (250) 793-0978.This weekend the Huskies are on the road for a pair of exhibition games in Vermilion, Alberta against the Tigers. Clothier says that team staff will be evaluating the current 26-man squad and begin to finalise the roster for the start of league play, which begins next weekend. He added that the current squad is looking to be a formidable force, as the team is the biggest size-wise that he’s ever worked with. While many players on the team stand 6’2” tall or more, the average age of the team is on the younger side, at just over 18. Clothier says that this combination of speed and size means that the start of the season is already looking very good.- Advertisement –
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Both United manager Jose Mourinho and City boss Pep Guardiola can call on a galaxy of expensive stars as they seek a potentially season-defining victory.AFP Sport takes a closer look at the key performers and tactical decisions that will help settle the Manchester derby:GoalkeepersMourinho will believe he has the advantage between the posts after United’s David De Gea once again underlined his status as arguably the world’s best goalkeeper with a stunning display in last weekend’s win against Arsenal.The Spaniard made save after save, including a breathtaking double stop to keep out Alexandre Lacazette’s drive before regaining his balance to block Alexis Sanchez’s follow-up with his boot.After the calamities of Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero last season, Guardiola has stabilised the goalkeeping situation at City with his £35 million ($47 million, 40 million euros) close-season signing of Ederson from Benfica.The Brazilian might not be in De Gea’s class yet but he is a solid shot-stopper and, just as importantly for Guardiola’s ball-retention philosophy, he has enough composure on the ball to start City’s attacks with his distribution.DefendersBoth Mourinho and Guardiola have overseen solid defences, with United conceding nine goals in their 15 league games and City allowing in 10 over the same period.Yet the rival bosses have gone about it in entirely different styles as Mourinho currently prefers three central defenders and two wing-backs, while Guardiola has gone for a back four of late.It has not been all plain sailing and Mourinho might be worried after United trio Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling endured a torrid time against Watford and Arsenal.First-choice centreback Eric Bailly remains sidelined and Mourinho says Rojo is tired after recently returning from a long-term injury, meaning Phil Jones could return this week following his own injury issues.Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi are likely to figure at the heart of City’s defence, but Guardiola must be alarmed by the way City have conceded so often from set pieces recently.Right-back Kyle Walker and Fabian Delph, a midfielder converted to left-back by Guardiola, have both provided the attacking impetus required by their coach.MidfieldersWith Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young enjoying strong seasons in the wing-back berths and Nemanja Matic giving solidity in the holding role, United have established a strong foundation in midfield.Crucially however, Mourinho will be without Paul Pogba as he serves a suspension for his red card against Arsenal.With doubts over Marouane Fellaini’s fitness, Ander Herrera is likely to deputise for Pogba, but the little Spaniard will not be able to replicate the France star’s muscular power and ability to impose his will on games.Guardiola has an embarrassment of riches as he ponders how best to seize control in the vital midfield battle.Fernandinho has anchored City’s rearguard, allowing creative lynchpins Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva freedom to roam in attacking areas, though Silva could be a fitness doubt for Sunday.If De Bruyne and Silva are able to dictate the tempo, United could be in for a long and painful afternoon.ForwardsAfter scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games for United, Romelu Lukaku hit a frustrating lean spell, so Mourinho will have been relieved to see the Belgian score against CSKA Moscow in midweek — just his second goal in his past 13 appearances.Jesse Lingard should start after his brace at Arsenal maintained the young winger’s impressive burst of form, while Marcus Rashford is unlikely to oust Anthony Martial on the other flank despite his goal against CSKA.If Mourinho needs to go for broke in the closing stages, the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench offers the chance to unsettle City with a more direct approach.Guardiola said he had learned a lesson when his introduction of Gabriel Jesus as a half-time substitute to play alongside Sergio Aguero helped City break down West Ham’s massed defence.Starting with both Jesus and Aguero at United would be a bold move but Guardiola has so many options he can keep Mourinho guessing until the last minute.Aguero’s 11 goals this season have made him City’s all-time leading scorer, but Jesus would offer more mobility if Guardiola plays on the counter.On the flanks, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane are both in top form, with England winger Sterling especially lethal in recent weeks.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola (left) and his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho © AFP / PAUL ELLIS, Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 8 – Old Trafford will be at the centre of the football universe on Sunday when Manchester United face Manchester City in a crucial top-of-the-table Premier League clash.Second-placed United trail leaders City by eight points and must win to have a realistic chance of overhauling their fierce local rivals.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Besides protesting, Palast “had lots of incredible teachers who wanted to help me get past what was laid out for the American working class.” With scholarships, he attended L.A. Valley College, UCLA, University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. Palast went on to become an investigator for unions, environmentalists, indigenous tribes and government entities. By 1997, he brought his investigative acumen to British journalism. And he burst onto the American scene with his 2002 bombshell “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization, and High-Finance Fraudsters,” which sold more than half a million copies. Now Palast is back with his new book, “Armed Madhouse,” which offers “Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Class War.” The author not only claims that the Bushies stole the 2004 election, but that the fix is already in for 2008. Palast also argues that Big Oil and its State Department henchmen allegedly invaded Iraq in order to keep OPEC’s second-largest reserves off the world market. In “Armed Madhouse,” Palast also returns to the scene of the Enron crime, charging that Ken Lay was one of the energy executives who attended a top-secret meeting with Vice President Cheney in March 2001. In a section called “When Ahnold Got Lay’d,” Palast alleges that Schwarzenegger met with “Kenny Boy” at Beverly Hills’ Peninsula Hotel on May 17, 2001. Palast theorizes that a deal was cut to drastically reduce repayment of the $9 billion that “electricity buccaneers” had ripped off from California, and which then-Gov. Gray Davis had sought – until Schwarzenegger beat Davis in the 2003 recall election. “I’m giving you the information and documentation about the rulers of the planet, which you ain’t gonna get anywhere else,” says Palast. You can take Greg Palast out of the San Fernando Valley, but you can’t take the Valley out of this muckraking journalist. The longtime Sun Valley resident has become an award-winning investigative reporter for BBC television and Britain’s Guardian and Observer newspapers, as well as a New York Times bestselling author, but Palast credits his Valley upbringing with turning him into a prominent critic of President George W. Bush, Enron, globalization, the Iraq war and more. His embittered memories of growing up Valley during the McCarthy and Vietnam eras are anything but “American Graffiti”-like reveries. “For me, the class war began in the Valley. … We had this sense that there was a bright city over the hill. Cross Laurel Canyon and you entered the city of the winners. We were in the planet of the losers, below sea level, economically and socially. Most of my area was Chicano. We were the kids who worked at Bob’s Big Boy, got your girlfriend pregnant, went to ‘Nam – and, if that didn’t kill you, overtime at the Chevy plant would.” It was education that provided an escape route for the young Jewish kid. Palast attended Francis Polytechnic. There, he was “threatened with expulsion from Poly for organizing an antiwar demo,” he remembers. Upon graduation, Palast received a high lottery number that kept him out of Indochina. L.A. audiences will have an opportunity to hear from him live at 7 Friday night at Immanuel Presbyterian as part of his national book tour for “Armed Madhouse.” Ed Rampell is an L.A.-based freelance writer and author.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!