West Ham have just joined the race to sign Chelsea target Jean-Michael Seri, according to the Sun via talkSport.Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talk with the highly-rated Nice midfielder who wants a move to the Premier League, but the Hammers are looking to hijack the deal and secure the midfielder for the club.The 26-year-old Seri has a release clause of £35m, making him an attractive prospect for many clubs in Europe, including Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has made a busy start to life at the London Stadium, signing Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks already, but wants a big signing to please the fans.The Ivory Coast international has made it clear he will not be playing in France next season.Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore emerged as a shock potential signing for the Hammers, but the deal faded out after the Argentine demanded £170,000 a week.
Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm is certain that the national side will recover from their disastrous campaign at RussiaThe reigning world champions were handed a shock early exit at the group stages following their stunning defeats to both Mexico and South Korea.Returning the trophy that he lifted four years ago for Germany on Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium will be a nostalgic moment for Lahm.But the former full-back is certain that there will be a resurgence in Joachim Low’s side in future competitions.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“I’ll be passing on the pride that German football has felt for the past four years. This pride will be handed over to the winners, and there’s no doubt that it will be a powerful image for the beautiful game,” said Lahm, according to SportsKeeda.“It will be a wistful moment for both us and Germany and an incentive to win the Trophy back.“Bringing together and building a team that can become European and world champions is an ongoing process and a minor miracle.“While what we saw from Germany was by no means a work of art, I’m sure that they have the power to come back stronger and develop a new generation who can live up to Gary Lineker’s famous assertion that ‘Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win.’”
Athletic Club Bilbao have confirmed that the €80m release clause of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been paid forThe 23-year-old has recently emerged as Chelsea’s main candidate to replace Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge for the upcoming campaign with the Belgian set to head over to Real Madrid on Thursday to complete his long-awaited move.Arrizabalaga’s buy-out clause at Bilbao had only been increased from €20m to €80m in January this year after he opted to turn down a move to Real in favour of signing a new seven-year deal at the San Mames.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.BBC have reported that the Spain international has now deposited the full amount of his release clause to La Liga and can now be relieved of his contract at Bilbao.Arrizabalaga made 30 appearances for Bilbao last season and was a member of Spain’s World Cup squad this summer.
Former Ireland international Niall Quinn has backed his fellow countryman James McClean after he had a tunnel spat at Stoke during the midweek.Quinn has warned the West Brom winger to kick on from the incident at Stoke or watch his career head into freefall.McClean has courted controversy since arriving in English football seven years ago and he is currently enduring a tough start to life in the Sky Bet Championship.But Quinn is convinced that the player he signed for Sunderland seven years ago can emerge from this latest brush with trouble by allowing his undoubted natural talent to shine.“Players can dip,” said Quinn, as quoted by Independent.“They are a bunch of cowards,” McClean says about England’s football authorities Manuel R. Medina – June 1, 2019 The Irish player believes they don’t know how to handle sectarian abuse in the sport and that he’s being targeted for not wearing a poppy.“As long as James understands what his strengths are and doesn’t dip and puts in a performance.”“When you’re having these arguments, whether they’re verbal or physical in the tunnel, you’ve got to stand up on the basis of ‘Well, I’ve done what I had to do today.”“Otherwise, the guys are right to dig him out if he hasn’t done what he’s supposed to do. It’s either spirit-building or detrimental. It’s one or the other. If you’ve a sulker, you dip. If you’ve got someone who rolls their sleeves up, then you win respect.”“It will be very interesting to see where it goes. I won’t be expecting James to be a shrinking violet here.”“Two or three good matches and everyone forgets about the tunnel bust-up. But not doing that, and having these bust-ups and it will fizzle out for him.”
Carlo Ancelotti revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is different from what the public perceives him asThe 59-year-old Italian coached Ibrahimovic in their time together at Paris Saint-Germain, where they won the 2012/13 Ligue 1 title.Ibrahimovic’s behaviour throughout his illustrious career has often created controversy both on and off the field with a number of falling outs.The Swedish striker’s former AC Milan teammate Urby Emanuelson recently confirmed that Ibrahimovic had dumped Gennaro Gattuso in a trashcan during an argument in the locker room.But Ancelotti, who now manages Serie A giants Napoli, believes that the public have got the wrong idea of Ibrahimovic.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.” To be a famous footballer isn’t as easy as some may think. They have so much attention but this doesn’t hide the fact that these players are young without much life experience,” said Ancelotti in a press conference for his new book, via Calcio Mercato.“Locker room? For me it is a very important place. This is where you can see what a person is really made with.“Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for example, is very different in the locker room compared to what everyone sees on the pitch or in the media. Football is similar to life, difficulties can be viewed as opportunities to do better.“It isn’t always easy but hard work is normally paid off. I never took football defeats too importantly as there are things more important than this in life.”Ibrahimovic now plays at MLS side LA Galaxy following a short spell at Manchester United.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac expressed his joy over the performance of his team in the match on Tuesday.With a 2-0 win over AEK Athens, Bayern Munich are on the top of their game.Addressing the media, Niko Kovac said that his team had more control throughout the game. He commended the patience and perseverance of his team, who according to him didn’t give up even amidst unrewarding chances in the first half. He added that the home side defended brilliantlyKovac: Bayern Munich yet to see best of Philippe Coutinho Andrew Smyth – September 1, 2019 Niko Kovac is confident that new signing Philippe Coutinho can still improve following an impressive full Bayern Munich debut.“We played very, very well. We had a lot of the ball, we dominated our opponents. We created two to three very good chances in the first half but couldn’t reward ourselves with a goal.“It was a tricky game, a test of our patience. The opening goal was the key. I’m very happy with the way we played and ground out the result away from home,” Kovac said via Goal.
Michael Owen has played down Arsenal’s chances as a title threat to Liverpool ahead of their clash at the EmiratesAccording to Football London, the former Reds striker, who scored 158 goals in 297 for the Reds gave Unai Emery credit for making progress this season.Arsenal head into the clash against Liverpool four points behind the Reds and fellow pace-setters Manchester City.“If I was an Arsenal fan I’d be absolutely buzzing,” said Owen. “However they’ve dropped that far behind, finishing sixth in the league and having really average seasons.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’d be delighted about the progress but hang on a minute there’s no title challenge or anything else like that. Don’t worry about that.“You look at their team and there’s not one player who would get in the Liverpool team or the Manchester City team.”“They’ve got a long way to go,” he added. “Signs are great but they’ll find they’re up against a proper team today. They’ve beaten a lot of mediocre teams. This is a big test.”
Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling has issued a statement after being racially abused during Saturday’s encounter with Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.Although Chelsea claims to have launched an official investigation, the striker seems to have condemned the action of the fan and the impact on football.Sterling wrote in a post on Instagram: “Good morning I just want to say, I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to heard I will speak up.“Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“For example you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing.“Which is buy a new house for there mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are, but look how the newspapers get their message across for the young black player and then for the young white payer.“I think this in unacceptable both innocent have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded. This young black kid is looked at in a bad light.“Which helps fuel racism an aggressive behaviour, so for all the newspapers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all I have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity an give all players an equal chance.”
The Crystal Palace manager says the Blues were the better side today and deserved the 1-0 victory at Selhurst ParkA lonely goal by N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace today in the English Premier League.And for Palace coach Roy Hodgson, that victory was well-deserved for his rivals.“I thought we worked as hard as we could work and we were playing a very good team who made it difficult for us to disturb their passing rhythm,” he explained on Sky Sports.“I thought they were very good on the ball, but I thought our discipline, particularly in the first half, was very good.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We kept them in front of us, they had a lot of the ball but they weren’t creating chances,” he explained.“But when they score the goal, everything changes.”“We’ve then got two options – fly at it like we did in the final 15 minutes, and run the risk of conceding two, three or four, or to keep it tight for a little bit longer in the hope that you’ll then create something, or the ball will fall your way and you would get what would have been an undeserved point,” he added.“So I don’t know if we could have done much more in terms of our approach to the game. We played against a very good side and they were much better than we were.”
Celtic defender Callum McGregor says his team will be looking for revenge in the upcoming Old Firm derby on Sunday.Celtic face Glasgow Rangers in the biggest game in Scotland on Sunday. The Celts are currently the leaders in the Scottish Premiership, 10 points ahead of their bitter rivals.Bot clubs faced each other in December earlier this season, as Steven Gerrard‘s side won the game 1-0 thanks to Ryan Jack’s 30-minute strike.Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor said: “You hurt – it’s been three months in the waiting since the December game and it hurts still.“Every day you keeping going but in the back of your mind it does hurt and when you get the chance to put it right you take it. It was tough to take – we know how low it was to have that feeling in the dressing room. ”“It’s not what you want to experience, it’s a massive derby and means so much to everyone in Scotland. When you are on the receiving end of getting beat then it’s horrible.However, he believes the defeat helped Celtic, as they finally woke up and won 10 of the 11 games in the Premiership since then.“But, the way the boys have bounced back has been perfect, really excellent, it’s been a flawless start to 2019.Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We have used (the defeat) to drive us on and it’s always in the back of your head the next one. The win in December shows the margin is so tight – one team turns up and plays well then they’ll win the game.📸🍀Preparations for Sunday continue at LXT. #CELRAN pic.twitter.com/89CqxVrMrY— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 29, 2019“There is no massive gulf in quality, it’s turning up on the day and being at it, being at the very best level to win the game.“It’s important that you enjoy these games – they are highly-charged fixtures in an unforgiving environment. As a footballer you have to enjoy these games, it’s where you thrive and play your best football.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Feb 2016 – There was a lot of anticipation this morning in the court when the SIPT proceedings resumed; but the let down was big for the defendants who seemed to expect some win in their mistrial motion. Justice Paul Harrison dismissed it; court resumed at 2pm with the opening statements by SIPT continuing with Andrew Mitchell, QC. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:dismissed, justice paul harrison, mistrial, sipt trial Recommended for you Delancy challenged on leadership style, calls Floyd Hall, ‘man of integrity’ BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY, as SIPT Trial continues Karen Delancy, former Cabinet Minister in Michael Misick regime takes the witness stand in SIPT trials
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 10, 2017 – Resources are sorely lacking when it comes to the Turks and Caicos coping adequately with disaster emergencies and Director of the Government Agency responsible for planning, coordination and execution, Dr Virginia Clerveaux said she saw the attendance of the Minister Hon Delroy Williams at the opening of Earthquake Awareness Week at Rock of Jesus Ministries on Sunday as encouraging. “He was there to provide support and renew his commitment to ensuring that disaster management is a priority in the Turks and Caicos Islands. So we’re happy that he’s leading by example, and perhaps through his attendance at these events it might encourage the general public to take the message from DDME, the warnings, the material a bit more seriously.”DCH – Drop, Cover and Hold is what we ought to do in an earthquake but it is not all that would need to be done and this Thursday there will be a high level table top session with stakeholders in a move to draft a national policy on how the Turks and Caicos would handle an earthquake and its aftermath. The Director of the DDME in a media interview on Monday explained once the proper vetting and protocols are followed, Cabinet will decided if and when the nation adopts the plan. “The idea is we don’t want persons to be responding to an earthquake and have no idea what the National Earthquake Plan says. So that is why it’s important that they are involved in the drafting, the reviewing and testing of the plan. Once we have completed that, we will draft a policy paper, we’ll send it to Cabinet for them to endorse the plan, and it will become an official earthquake contingency plan for the Turks and Caicos Islands with all the legal backing that it will require, to ensure that in a real earthquake situation, the Department of Disaster and all the other agencies have the mandate to carry out the task that are outlined in the plan.” TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner
Recommended for you CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Exclusively on Flow TV Related Items:#CaymanIslands, #magneticmedianews, #MoneyLaundering, concacaf, fifa TCI attorneys named in Argentinian money ‘washing’ investigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCayman Islands, July 5th – George Town – The Vice President of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), Bruce Blake is one of two local men arrested by anti-corruption investigators in relation to allegations of money laundering and secret commissions.Blake was arrested last week on allegations of transferring two US$600,000 payments from the association’s Butterflied Bank account to its loan account at Fidelity Bank. Blake and his lawyer has since stated that the payments were loans to CIFA to aid in financing an existing loan and to remove charges on the Centre of Excellence in compliance FIFA regulations.Canover Watson, treasurer, was the second person arrested in relation to the same CIFA probe, and is currently serving seven years in prison on various fraud convictions.This, however, is not the first time a member of the Cayman Islands Football association was arrested under money laundering or corruption charges. In fact, several Caribbean nationals, who are members of CONCACAF and FIFA have also in recent times been associated in similar suspicious allegations.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Turks & Caicos named in FIFA Gate scandal
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, marijuana String of arrests includes marijuana busts in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 1, 2017 – Nassau – One man says he is guilty as charged in the case of the massive #marijuana bust over the weekend, Ricardo Cooper of West End, Grand Bahama returns to court on Monday to hear his fate for possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, importation of dangerous drugs and two counts of conspiracy related to that possession.The other four men – Everette Burrows of Murphy Town, Abaco; Travis Sears of George Town, Exuma along with Keith Thompson and Randy Munnings, both of Williams Town, Exuma – will face a trial on November 6, 2017. Police had initially arrested two men in connection to that $3.2m in illegal drugs taken in from a go fast boat on August 26, which was last weekend and announced that there were more arrests to come; well in all five are charged with the huge haul of 65 bales or 3,021 pounds of marijuana.Magistrate Weech-Gomez heard the matter. All five men, ranging in age from 23 to 42 were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.#MagneticMediaNews Million dollar marijuana drug bust in Exuma Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police arrest two for armed robbery, 40lbs of ‘ganga’
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 16, 2017 – Kingston – A family fun day entitled, ‘Christmas Breeze’, will be held on Sunday, December 17 at Holywell, the main recreation area in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and World Heritage Site. The event, which begins at 10:00 a.m., is being staged by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT), the organisation that manages the Park on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA).This is one of the many activities being staged by the JCDT to observe the 25th anniversary of the National Park, to be celebrated on February 25, 2018. The Park was established in 1993 through the Natural Resources Conservation Order and comprises a group of forest reserves gazetted under the old Forest Act of 1937.Executive Director of the JCDT, Dr. Susan Otuokon, told JIS News that a decision was taken to begin the activities in December this year. She said it will be a “fun, cool entertaining day for the whole family” and persons will be able “to experience the real Christmas breeze up in the mountains”.“We will have face painting, guided trail tours, a guided tour of the visitors’ centre featuring craft making of Christmas tree decorations using recycled materials as well as natural found materials such as twigs and leaves,” she said.The JCDT will host ‘The Peak Challenge’ on January 27, 2018. Dr. Otuokon said the JCDT will be challenging Jamaicans to hike to the Blue Mountain peak, the highest point in the island. She is encouraging Jamaicans from youth clubs, church and family groups to visit the Blue Mountains at least once in their lifetime. Persons can email email@example.com or call 920-8278-9 for further details.“We can make the arrangements. A lot of people do not realise that the Blue Mountain trail is within the National Park and, in fact, quite a lot is in the world heritage site and so it is really a very special trail,” she said, adding that peak hikers are required to pay $200, a legislative fee under the National Parks Regulations.To celebrate the anniversary on February 25, Dr. Otuokon said there will be a musical event titled, ‘Symphony in the Mountains’, scheduled to take place on that date at Holywell. She said the event will feature The Abeng Tour and screening of the ‘Nanny, Queen of the Maroons’ documentary.The event will also include the Immaculate Conception High School Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston College Chapel Choir, master drummers from the Charles Town Maroons and the premiere of the Fourth Movement of the Maroon Symphony – ‘Onslaught’.“This movement tells the story of the Great Maroon War from 1728-1739, which ended with the signing of a peace treaty as the British knew they were defeated. It includes drumming and just about every single orchestral instrument that you can imagine,” Dr. Otuokon said.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is pleased with his team’s performance and their strong start to the season as they thrashed Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage.Brooks David’s goal sandwiched between Callum Wilson’s brace gave the visitors a convincing victory on Saturday and took Eddie Howe and his Bournemouth side to 20 points in ten Premier League games.“I’m very pleased today. I thought that we were very good in most disciplines” Howe told AFCB.“Without the ball, we restricted them to few chances and we had to be patient, we were good with the ball and also good on the counter-attack too.Eddie Howe pleased with attacking poise, but feels Wilson was too honest Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 A.F.C Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe felt as though his striker Callum Wilson was too honest against Manchester City and may have won a penalty,…They had a lot of the ball at times, but our positioning and mentality was good. The second goal was a big moment and I think it was key in the game.We changed system today, it was a challenge and the players adapted well. It was a blow to miss Joshua King, but Callum Wilson got us two goals today and we really needed it.”
Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard revealed he enjoys watching Ronaldinho and Andres Iniesta on YouTube in his spare timeThe 25-year-old has been compared to Iniesta in the past by former United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen.The Dutchman stated that Lingard is practically an “English version” of the Barcelona great due to their smart runs and ball plays.Now Lingard himself has revealed he sometimes turns to video clips of Iniesta and Ronaldinho in action for inspiration.The United star met Ronaldinho in the summer and received a few pointers from the Brazilian great.“Football videos and things like that, music videos as well,” Lingard told Inside United on what he watches on YouTube.“They are the main things I watch on there. Clips of Ronaldinho, clips of Iniesta, I love things like that.”Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The England international also follows other sporting icons outside of football.“I think there are good people around me at the moment and, obviously, there are people in different sports that I look up to,” he added.“LeBron James is doing well with the Lakers.”On his reading activities, Lingard jokingly said: “I’m not really a book person, to be honest,”“Marcus [Rashford] is trying to get me into some, though. He reads books. I can’t remember what they are called, stuff about psychology.“Might be an interesting read!”Lingard scored in both of England’s internationals over the past week and has now returned to United.
Man hospitalized after being attacked with ax during confrontation SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An argument between two customers at a Clairemont Mesa convenience store escalated today into a hatchet attack that sent one of the men to a hospital and left the other behind bars.The events that led to the violence began about noon, when Christopher Alvarez, 21, got into a quarrel with a 44-year-old man inside the 7-Eleven in the 4000 block of Genesee Avenue, according to San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez.A clerk sought to end the dispute by ordering Alvarez and his three male companions to leave, Martinez said. They complied, but Alvarez waited nearby and allegedly attacked the older man with a roofing ax when the victim exited the business. Alvarez then fled in a green van along with his cohorts, Martinez alleged.Medics took the profusely bleeding victim, whose name was not released, to a hospital for treatment of a roughly 1 1/2-inch cut to the back of his head. The wound was not considered life threatening.Shortly before 12:30 p.m., patrol officers spotted the suspect’s van in the 1600 block of G Street in the East Village. Alvarez, who was standing outside the vehicle, was arrested without incident and positively identified as the alleged assailant during a curbside lineup.Alvarez was booked into county jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Martinez said.It was unclear what prompted the disagreement between the suspect and victim. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 28, 2017 Updated: 4:50 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter December 28, 2017
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom New policy limits time separated families can spend at U.S.-Mexico border park February 15, 2018 Posted: February 15, 2018 SAN YSIDRO (KUSI) — The amount of time that family members separated by the U.S.-Mexico border are allowed to spend at Friendship Park has been limited by a Border Patrol policy announced this week.The park, also known as Friendship Circle, is located in the far southwestern corner of San Diego between two border fences and allows family members and friends on either side of the border to talk to each other through metal fencing that separates the two countries.The park is open only to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and now, a new policy further restricts the amount of time visitors can spend there to 30 minutes.Visitors were previously allowed to spend as much time in the park as they wished. Additionally, only 10 people at a time will be allowed in the park.“The U.S. Border Patrol is committed to ensuring the safety and security of those who visit Friendship Circle,” a spokesman for the agency said.Other new restrictions include the prohibition of any photo, video or audio recording inside the park without permission and a ban on public access to the Bi-national Garden.The agency did not specify a reason for the changes, which are the latest access restrictions at the park.Border Patrol earlier this year announced they would stop opening the practice of periodically opening the “Door of Hope” that provides an opening between the U.S. and Mexico, which had allowed family members on either side of the border to reunite for hugs.The move came after a surprise wedding was held in November at the border between an American man and a Mexican woman. The groom’s criminal record surfaced and raised questions about the vetting process for such events, which were coordinated between the nonprofit Border Angels and the Border Patrol, according to The San Diego Union Tribune.