December, 2019 Archive

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Transfer FIGHT! Manchester United and Tottenham target Russian hitman

first_img1 Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Dynamo Moscow forward Aleksandr Kokorin, according to reports in Russia.Both Premier League clubs are desperate to boost their attacking options and the Russia international is out of contract next summer.Moscow want to keep hold of Kokorin but are reportedly ready to listen to offers for the 24-year-old rather than let him leave for nothing in the future.While divisional rivals Zenit Saint Petersburg have made their interest known in the striker, United and Spurs are now set to rev up their pursuit of the former Anzhi star.And, according to Russian news agency TASS, both English sides are ready to show their hand in the coming days.Kokorin, who joined the Belo-golubye in 2013, has a release clause of £13.5m – a value which could tempt a big-name suitor to sign him during this transfer window. Aleksandr Kokorin last_img read more

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Only John Terry can provoke this sort of reaction

first_img1 Only John Terry can provoke such a reaction.With Chelsea losing 3-2, the captain scored an equaliser in the eighth minute of stoppage time when seven was awarded by the fourth official. In addition the back heel looked offside, not that Terry cared.He celebrated wildly with supporters at Stamford Bridge, but other fans were not quite so happy, as you can see below.READ: PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND UP: CHELSEA STAGE SPECTACULAR COMEBACK WHILE MAN CITY GO TOP John Terry (no.26) celebrates pulling Chelsea level against Everton last_img

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Fishing trip what doctor prescribed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityCaptain Jeremy Aoun pulled back on the throttles of the Liquid Coast Highway and told Patel to get bait in the water. In an instant, a big albacore’s shoulders came out of the water and swallowed up Patel’s sardine. Twenty minutes later, a gaff went in to a 33-pound albacore. Not only was this a nice catch, but Patel took over the jackpot lead on Liquid Coast Highway with the biggest fish of the season. Special trip: For 13-year-old Treveon Jones of Signal Hill, his first albacore trip on board the Liberty out of Long Beach Sportfishing last week was a special one. Jones not only caught his first albacore, but he caught the first albacore on the boat and the largest. “He did a great job on that fish,” Liberty captain Anthony Fisher said. “He is one heck of a fisherman and we can’t wait to have him on board again.” Fast start: Pam Sharp from Torrance took advantage of the Lobster opener Saturday by participating in the annual Lobster Mobster Tournament put on by Dive N’ Surf in Redondo Beach. Dr. Dave Patel from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center deals with life and death situations every single day. The daily stresses of being a doctor can take a toll. It’s not just a good idea to take a break once in a while, it’s a necessity. When Patel needs to get away, he looks to the Pacific Ocean. A week ago, Patel boarded the Liquid Coast Highway out of Huntington Harbor and headed to the albacore grounds some 80 miles offshore and near the Cortez Bank. “For me, catching a fish is secondary,” Patel said. “It’s all about being on the water and feeling like you’re a million miles from everything.” As the Liquid Coast Highway arrived to the albacore grounds, it was like another world. Whales were tearing through meatballs of anchovies. The massive bait balls swirled as though they were one single, giant creature; an evolutionary ploy to ward off predators. The ploy was not working all that well as 25- to 40-pound albacore joined the whales in the anchovy feast. “I met up with some friends about 9:30 p.m. at King Harbor,” Sharp said. “Lobster season was set to open at 12:01 Saturday morning, and we wanted to be out and anchored on their spot by the break wall at midnight.” Sharp was actually along for the ride, but her friends dove in and returned with bags full of the tasty critters after just 45 minutes. The largest lobster of the night weighed 41/2 pounds. “My friends were nice enough to send me home with four nice bugs (lobster).” Albacore galore: The Freedom out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro returned with 40 yellowfin tuna and four albacore on Wednesday. Skipper Mike Frank reported seeing big areas of both yellowfin tuna and albacore. “Any day now,” Frank said. “The weather is really nice and if all this fish decides to bite, it’s going to get crazy.” The San Diego albacore had been slow for most of the week, but the New Lo-An had 30 big albacore early in the day and was seeing massive schools of the longfin tuna. In addition, New Lo-An skipper Markus Medak said he was seeing a lot of yellowfin tuna too. The Condor has a special two-day albacore/yellowfin tuna trip departing Sunday at 7 p.m. from San Diego for $300. More info or reservations, 310-328-8426. You can contact Friedman via e-mail at p976tuna@aol.com. Submit “Catch of the Week” photos via e-mail to sports@dailybreeze.com or mail them to Daily Breeze Sports Department, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504.160Want 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

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LETTERKENNY APARTMENT TO GO UNDER HAMMER FOR JUST €12,000!

first_imgThe Letterkenny apartment for sale is on Lower Main Street with a reserve of 12kAllsop Space have announced the commercial and residential properties that they will sell at public auction at the RDS in Dublin on 15th October next – and it includes a Co Donegal apartment for just €12,000! The properties from Co. Donegal also include a 48 bedroom hotel in Moville with a reserve of €175,000, the long leasehold ground floor two bedroom apartment in Letterkenny with a reserve of €12,000 and a freehold plot of land of 10 hectares in Drumkeen with a reserve of €30,000.The apartment is No3 Westside Apartments, Lower Main Street. The company used the announcement to reaffirm its pledge- in conjunction with several interest groups- not to offer for sale any repossessed family homes at this or any future auction.Speaking at the launch Allsop Space Director of Auctions, Robert Hoban, said “The commercial properties on sale here will house the future businesses and enterprises that will support jobs, growth and investment all across Ireland.“The people who will come here to buy shops, factory units and offices are the people who will work to get Ireland out of its current difficulties. Essentially the purchasers here are buying the cradles of Ireland’s future prosperity. We wish them all well and are happy that we at Allsop Space are aiding this much needed process.“We are also really delighted to be part of what I hope is a new beginning for Irish property and how Irish property isbought and sold here. The published reserve price is key to this system and we believe that will become the gold standard for all auctions in the future. I think the large number of residential properties that are on sale here are an unequivocal vote of confidence by Irish people in our open way of doing business.”  LETTERKENNY APARTMENT TO GO UNDER HAMMER FOR JUST €12,000! was last modified: October 1st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALLSOP SPACEDonegal Dailyfor auctionfor autionletterkennylast_img read more

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McHUGH CALLS ON NORTH’S FIRST MINISTER TO ADDRESS HGV LEVY

first_imgFine Gael Donegal North East TD, Joe McHugh, has called on the North’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, and his colleagues in Stormont to take immediate action on the UK HGV levy, which is due to come into effect this Tuesday. Deputy McHugh has consistently warned that the levy will have a serious impact on Irish hauliers using the roads in Northern Ireland to transport goods around Ireland.“I have been tirelessly raising this issue on every platform available to me. I am now pushing back on the Assembly in Stormont, who have the powers to make provisions around the legislation they are introducing. “The levy will have a very serious impact on Irish hauliers which use the roads in the North; this unique situation must be recognised, especially considering the strong connection between our two Governments.”Deputy McHugh met with representatives from the British Embassy last week and they have been very responsive in acting as a conjugate during this process.Joe McHugh TD“I have also been working closely with the North’s Minister of the Environment, Mark H Durkan MLA, and his office, in trying to resolve this issue.“The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, and his officials must be commended for their hard work on this issue. I have now asked the Minister to investigate whether it would be allowable under EU regulations to have a common road charging regime between Ireland and the UK, where only one charge would be levied for access to the road network in both jurisdictions. “Following a public meeting in Letterkenny, I raised this issue with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, who subsequently brought it to the attention of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, during a bilateral meeting on 11th March. I understand Mr Cameron suggested that the best approach was to refer the matter back to Northern Ireland authorities, which is why I am calling on Martin McGuinness and his colleagues to move swiftly on this issue.”He added that with the deadline looming and options limited, it is now time for the Assembly to act on this, and to review the possibility of a ‘common travel area’ agreement between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.“We are the only two EU member states which are not members of the Schengen Agreement, which led to the creation of Europe’s borderless area in 1985. Because we are outside this agreement, but we are part of a common travel area between our countries, I am making the case for a single user levy charge to be considered.“The economic relationship between the North and the Republic is a very important one and an issue like this reminds us how sensitive we are to activities and legislation enacted by our neighbours. It is imperative that we work together to minimise the negative or harmful impact our decisions can have and demonstrate good will when trying to accommodate our needs and restrictions.”McHUGH CALLS ON NORTH’S FIRST MINISTER TO ADDRESS HGV LEVY was last modified: March 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy joe mchughHGV levyMLA Martin McGuinnessNOrthern Irelandlast_img read more

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Newcastle outcast set for permanent Marseille move

first_img1 Newcastle do not want Remy Cabella back at St James’ Park Newcastle flop Remy Cabella is on the verge of completing a permanent move to Marseille.The midfielder is coming towards the end of a season-long loan at the French club but Newcastle have no intention of having him back at St James’ Park.According to Le 10 Sport, negotiations are underway between the two clubs about completing a permanent transfer and a deal is set to be announced before the end of the season.Newcastle paid £8million for Cabella back in July 2014 but he failed to make an impression in the Premier League, scoring just one goal in 34 appearances.However, the 26-year-old has enjoyed a better time of it in Ligue 1 this term, finding the net six times.And now Marseille want Cabella for keeps and Newcastle are prepared to accept around half the fee they paid Montpellier for him two years ago.last_img read more

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England 1-1 Russia: Three Lions player ratings – Who impressed in Euro opener?

first_img Gary Cahill – 7 – Solid, if uninspiring, at the back. Was rarely under pressure, although was booked after giving away a cheap free-kick at half-way 11 Raheem Sterling – 5 – Struggled to impose himself on the game due to the impressive work of Russian right-back Igor Smolnikov, who consistently blocked Sterling’s attempts to beat him. Looked scared to take on defenders, and compounded his misery with a miss kicked cross when England were breaking Kyle Walker – 8 – A constant attacking threat who linked up well with Dele Alli and Adam Lallana, playing two key passes as England pressed the advantage early on 11 Wayne Rooney – 6 – Controlled possession well in a deeper midfield role, playing some perfect long-range passes. Influence waned in the second half, and was taken off after 77 minutes 11 11 11 11 Danny Rose – 8 – Like Walker, he was a menace from full-back, impressing at both ends of the pitch, although his final ball was often below the required quality 11 11 11 Chris Smalling – 7 – A dominant force in the air, Smalling prevented towering striker Artem Dzyuba ever truly imposing himself upon the game. Also had a good chance to score with a header England failed to capitalise on their dominance in their Euro 2016 opener against Russia, conceding an injury time equaliser to draw 1-1.Despite dominating their opponents for the majority of the game, the Russians held firm, and only conceded from a set piece.Eric Dier curled a free-kick into the far corner to open the scoring, and the Three Lions appeared to be edging towards claiming all three points.However, with just seconds remaining, Vasili Berezutski sent a looping header over Joe Hart which means both teams share the spoils – with Wales top of Group B.Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s ratings for the England team… Eric Dier – 9 – Opened the scoring with an excellent free-kick. The young midfielder patrolled the centre of the park with a maturity beyond his years. Eased the pressure on the defence, and allowed the full-backs to attack high up the pitch Dele Alli – 7 – Created a number of chances for both himself and his teammates, but lacked the cutting edge which was expected of him following a stellar domestic campaign Joe Hart – 6 (Click the right arrow, above, to see the England player ratings) – Was rarely troubled by a poor Russia side, but fulfilled all tasks required of him. Could do nothing about the goal, which looped far over his head 11 Harry Kane – 5 – A frustrating evening for the prolific striker, who was often isolated from his teammates. Wasted on set-piece duty 11 Adam Lallana – 7 – Started brightly in the attack and had two good chances on goal, but faded early in the second half. Combined well with the overlapping Walker on the right wing last_img read more

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USC to respond to new Coliseum offer

first_imgUSC officials said they will respond today to a new offer of a long-term lease from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission aimed at keeping the Trojan football team from moving to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. The commission sent the offer to USC Thursday, a day after a closed- session meeting. Coliseum General Manger Patrick Lynch declined to provide details of the offer, saying on Wednesday: “It’s our intention to keep the negotiations confidential.” The offer includes a compromise on the key issue — control of the stadium — the Daily News reported. The commission is seeking to form a partnership with USC in selling naming rights to the stadium that would pay for much of its renovation, according to the newspaper. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“They are proposing to put in $100 million by selling the naming rights,” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a commission member, told the Daily News. “We are looking at selling the naming rights and believe we can get more than that.” USC’s lease to play its football games at the Coliseum ended with its Dec. 1 game against UCLA. Negotiations for a long-term lease were proceeding well until early October, when the commission notified USC it would need to raise rent by 10 percent — $108,000 a year — to cover costs handed down by the state, according to the Daily News. An impasse ensued, prompting USC to begin negotiations with Pasadena’s Rose Bowl for a one-year lease, beginning with the 2008 season, with an option for a second. Rose Bowl operators unanimously agreed Dec. 6 to delay making an agreement with USC, citing the need for UCLA, which has used the Rose Bowl as its home football stadium since 1982, to comment on a possible contract. USC has played at the Coliseum since 1923, the year the stadium opened. “Our goal remains to secure a viable improvement plan for the Coliseum,” James Grant, executive director of the USC Media Relations Office, said Thursday. In June, USC officials made two offers to the Coliseum Commission, including a 75-year master lease that would have given the school control of the Coliseum, including all naming and broadcasting rights. In exchange, USC would have spent $100 million renovating the stadium. That offer was rejected by the commission because it would have given USC the power to veto any effort by the NFL to return to the Coliseum, reduce the number of charity events held there and provided the university with all of the stadium’s advertising revenue, Lynch said. “What happens if USC decides it doesn’t want a certain group to perform or appear?” Yaroslavsky said. “There would be no ability for the public to have a say.” One impediment toward reaching an agreement with USC is that the Coliseum Commission still needs to finalize its lease agreements with the state, which owns the Coliseum. The commission could know as soon as tomorrow how much the state plans to charge for rent, the Los Angeles Times reported. Yaroslavsky is optimistic about a deal being reached. “The sooner they get back to the table, the sooner we can resolve all of this,” Yaroslavsky said.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

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Business developments in Valley

first_imgThe Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors recently appointed Russel Goldsmith, chairman and CEO of City National Bank, to represent the 12th Federal Reserve District of the Federal Advisory Council. Goldsmith also serves as president and CEO of City National’s parent company, City National Corp., and has directed both since 1978. In 2002, Forbes magazine ranked Goldsmith as one of America’s 10 best CEOs. The FAC consists of one member, generally from the commercial banking industry, from each of the 12 reserve bank districts and ordinarily meets four times a year with the board of governors in Washington, D.C., to discuss economic and banking matters. Goldsmith will begin his one-year term in January. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group recently named Thomas Gewecke as its new president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. In his new position, Gewecke will be responsible for identifying and capitalizing on opportunities in the emerging digital markets worldwide for all Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s assets. He will drive development and execution of strategic activities in the wireless, online, transactional VOD/PPV and electronic-sell-through sectors. Gewecke most recently served as executive vice president of global digital business for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, where he headed worldwide digital business development and oversaw the creation of new digital ventures. Prior to Sony, he was senior vice president of business development in the digital services group for Sony Music Entertainment Inc. He also held the position of publisher of the PC World Online Network at International Data Group. The Santa Clarita Valley Auto Dealers Association recently named Santa Clarita-based Choppe Advertising Group as its agency of record. As the agency of record, Choppe and its partners will direct the association’s advertising and public relations efforts. One percent of all sales tax paid will be returned to the city of Santa Clarita’s general fund. In the past, the city has used the revenue the auto center generates to fund additional Sheriff’s Department patrol units, a community center in downtown Newhall, to fund additional parking and other public safety and recreational needs. The Santa Clarita Valley Auto Dealers Association is a nonprofit organization that represents 13 dealerships in the Valencia Auto Center. Some of Choppe’s other clients include Vino100, SCV Bank, The Sanctuary Group and Rick Jackson Motorsport Racing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champJ. Paul Getty Museum Director Michael Brand recently named Greg Britton as the new publisher of the J. Paul Getty Trust, effective in February. In his new post, Britton will oversee all publishing activities for the museum and will work with the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute on program publications. He will lead a staff of 47 employees and be responsible for releasing 40 to 50 publications a year covering the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation and the humanities. Britton comes to the Getty from the Minnesota Historical Society Press and Borealis Books, where he served as publisher since 1999. Before his tenure with the Minnesota Historical Society, Britton was director of Madison House Publishers, a scholarly press then based in Madison, Wis. He is also active in the American Association of University Presses and the Association of American Publishers. Opening a new business, got a hot tip or a big promotion? If so, we want to hear about it. E-mail your news to bizbuzz@dailynews.com and be sure to include your name and phone number.last_img read more

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Friday Letters to the Editor

first_imgThe Rancho Palos Verdes “public records request” caper has all the trappings of a Washington, D.C., whodunit. Councilmen Doug Stern, Tom Long and Larry Clark have portrayed the requestors as guerilla fighters and perpetrators of financial ruin. This secret legal request is offensive, but it may very well have some merit. For five years some of us have questioned the financial priorities and management of the city. Until recently questions always received a response, but not necessarily an answer. During the recent election period, several questions to the new city manager were unanswered, delayed or ignored. Councilman Peter Gardiner finally started to question the council majority’s financial practices. City Council candidate Paul Wright also used his war chest to address this issue. One of the major points was/is information technology, including PVNet and Channel 33. Coincidentally, the management audit that includes this item was scheduled for completion after the election. Questions such as how much staff time was spent on items like the Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) plan were answered by “we don’t track those hours,” and yet the city manager knows that this public records request will cost $15,000 to $20,000. The council constantly allocates similar amounts to nonbudgeted items with barely a thought about the budget, but this request may require a budget modification. If only they had thought about budget management last year when the General Fund expenditures increased about $2.8 million (20 percent) from the previous year. When asked how much the city spent on consultants last year, the response was that it was not possible to answer that question. Just recently, the council allocated $15,750 to see if anyone actually watches Channel 33 and may spend $50,000 on the ill-defined vision plan in addition to the $135,000 previously spent on an abandoned plan. I have no idea what the requestors have in mind, but there may be more to the story than City Hall wants you to know. – DON REEVES Rancho Palos Verdes Huckabee: just like Bush Just when I thought times were getting better with Bush leaving next year, along comes another Bible-thumper from the middle of the country, who pardons hardened criminals for secretive and political reasons, and starts climbing in the polls. The rest of the United States must do a better job of getting the vote out so we don’t have to sit back and watch as Border Patrol agents sit in jail for doing their jobs while others get out after committing horrible crimes. Mike Huckabee reeks of Bush policy. I could see the occupation dragging out forever with Huckabee in office while Huckabee looks for more weapons of mass destruction. You should put the voters in this area on notice. The Bush administration is one of the most secretive in history. Mike Huckabee comes across as secretive as well. How did he stay in office for 10 years in Arkansas? The rest of us do not need four more years of secretive administration. – CHARLES ANTON San Pedro Reduce air traffic at LAX We are told Los Angeles International Airport is an accident about to happen. And what, kill hundreds of people, close LAX for months or years, cost the economy millions of dollars? And why? Simply because LAX management permits more takeoffs and landings than the airport was designed for. Reduce the takeoffs and landings back to the correct safety levels, and it will be a forcing function to use Long Beach, Ontario, John Wayne and maybe even the empty runways at closed Air Force bases. – JOHN ROEHRIG San Pedro160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Letters were on target Wow! Where do I start? Tuesday saw two outstanding letters to the editor. Norm Authier reminded us that the badly needed repairs to our overspending habits were all defeated by the liberal special interests and now the bill is due. Don’t blame Arnie; he came within an inch of sacrificing his own career to try and save us, and Tom Elias got what he asked for: more spending with no balanced budget in sight. Increasing entitlements that go on forever when we get a few extra bucks in the good month is just plain bad fiscal management. Regarding the letters by Joe Saraceno and Jim Overstreet: They are both exactly on target. Nuclear, coal, oil and “dirty diesel” power opponents got their wishes granted when no permits were issued to build or rebuild generators for many years, and we had no electricity to show for it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSaraceno is right: France knew how to manage the nuclear waste issue 25 years ago and offered to share the technology with us. So why are they so self-sufficient and we are still buying foreign oil with so much in our back yard? There is hope, guys; GE and others have applied for permits to build new reactors that take less time to construct (read 14 years instead of 20, so don’t breathe easy yet), and the states are seeing the nuclear light as the only way to keep them lit. “Know nukes” is making a catch-phrase comeback – just way too slowly. – BOB BURCHETT Rancho Palos Verdes RPV needs investigation last_img read more

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