He’ll be an England goalscorer! Darren Fletcher tips West Brom rebel Saido Berahino for the top

first_img1 Saido Berahino celebrates West Brom captain Darren Fletcher has praised Saido Berahino’s ambition and backed him to become a key man for England in the future.The 22-year-old felt the wrath of Baggies fans after expressing his disappointment that he did not seal a move to Tottenham on transfer deadline day.But he is in the good books again after firing West Brom to victory against Villa on Saturday, and Fletcher is delighted to see his teammate back doing what he does best.“I thought he was fantastic on Saturday. He’s a great player and we want him to be a great player for West Bromwich Albion while he’s here,” Fletcher said.“It’s great he has ambition. I love that he has that and wants to play at the highest level. I think he’ll score goals for England in the future and that’s how highly I rate him.“While he’s here I reiterate to do your best, work as hard as you can and keep the respect of the dressing room because football’s a funny game, you never know what can happen in six months or a year down the line,” he said.“So I reiterated that to him and I thought he was fantastic on Saturday. I’d like to think everything has healed now. If you want to improve as a team then you need everyone in the right direction.“There was a little bit of a mixed reaction last week but Saturday was a great reaction and we want the fans behind the team, behind everyone and pushing in the right direction. That will be best for the club going forward.”last_img read more

San Pedro detention center loses accreditation

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Citing agency policy, the official declined to release the inspection report or elaborate on why the facility failed the renewal inspection, done every three years. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice confirmed the lost accreditation, but said it was not related to detainee care – an issue that’s drawn criticism and lawsuits. “It was a facility maintenance issue,” said Kice, who declined to elaborate. Kice said the problem was corrected, and the agency planned to apply for reaccreditation early next year. The facility is still operating, and it was unclear what continued loss of accreditation could mean for it long-term. The immigration detention facility in San Pedro, one of several nationwide to come under scrutiny from immigrant and civil-rights groups, has lost its accreditation. The center houses several hundred illegal immigrants who have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and are facing deportation. The facility lost accreditation in August after failing to comply with mandatory standards, an official with the Alexandria, Va.-based American Correctional Association told The Associated Press. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make public comments. Accreditation is important for immigration and other correctional facilities because it shows that national standards of care have been met, provides arguments against lawsuits and can reduce liability and insurance costs. Ranjana Natarajan, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, said immigration facilities strive for accreditation, so having it revoked was significant. “We don’t yet know the specific reason” for losing it, she said. “But we do know there are serious problems at San Pedro.” The San Pedro facility came under sharp criticism last summer when a transgender Mexican immigrant with AIDS being housed there died while in custody. The family claimed Victor Arellano was improperly denied medical attention, a contention immigration officials rejected. In recent years, the ACLU and other groups have sued ICE over several detention facility issues, ranging from alleged inadequate access to health care to prolonged detention. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU in June, aiming to stop immigration authorities from forcibly drugging deportees, cited an immigrant allegedly drugged at the San Pedro facility.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