Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, August 28

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…The representatives of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea are confident of securing his long-anticipated switch to Real Madrid before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. The Red Devils have slapped a £35m price tag on the Spaniard, but could accept an offer of around £30m. (Daily Mirror)Kevin De Bruyne has received an “astonishing, astonishing” offer to join Manchester City, according to the playmaker’s current club Wolfsburg. The former Chelsea man is set to earn around £200,000-a-week at the Etihad, where he will move for a fee between £55m and £57m with add-ons. (Daily Telegraph)Chelsea are look for alternatives for young England defender John Stones, with Everton set to turn down a fourth bid of £38m. The Blues are, however, still in the hunt for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. (The Independent)£20m Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is set to follow Mario Balotelli out of Anfield and agree a season loan deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Daily Mail)West Ham striker Andy Carroll’s shock move to Spanish side Sevilla has fallen through after the Hammers’ bid to sign £11.5million striker Simone Zaza collapsed. (Daily Mail)Besiktas are chasing a last-minute deal for Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel, with the Turkish giants turning to the Nigerian after their move for Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva fall through. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…Reports – Manchester United ready to spend £100m by close of transfer windowKevin de Bruyne update: Belgian playmaker will be a Man City player by the weekend, talkSPORT toldExclusive – Steve Bruce has ‘no worries’ for Manchester United if David de Gea moves to Real MadridEverton ‘will buckle’ and sell John Stones, says former Blues starEverton ‘have great plans’ for John Stones – Roberto Martinez reiterates Chelsea target is not for saleEverton chairman Bill Kenwright confirms club have rejected Chelsea target John Stones’ transfer requestBayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min wants to leave for Tottenham, talkSPORT toldWest Brom chief Jeremy Peace rules out Saido Berahino exit and slams Tottenham and Daniel LevyWest Ham blow! AC Milan move for Alex Songlast_img read more

Chelsea face fight to keep Brazil star Oscar as Juventus reignite interest

first_img1 Chelsea star Oscar Juventus have reignited their interest in Chelsea star Oscar.The Brazilian was on the Italian champions’ wish list in the summer but all enquiries were immediately rejected.At 24, Chelsea see Oscar as a key player for their future and have no plans to sell.However, according to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus are ready to come back in for the attacking midfielder.The Serie A side are aware of Chelsea’s troubles and believe it could persuade Oscar to jump ship.Juventus are also still keen on Blues winger Juan Cuadrado and hope that permanent deals for both him and Oscar can be tied up.last_img

Carlo Ancelotti declares interest in succeeding Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

first_img1 Carlo Ancelotti Carlo Ancelotti has given the clearest indication yet that he would be interested in becoming Manchester United manager.United’s current boss Louis van Gaal, 64, has suggested he will retire when his deal with the club runs out in the summer of 2017.Ex-Chelsea manager Ancelotti, who was sacked as Real Madrid boss in May and has been linked with the top job at Old Trafford, last month said he would be keen on a return to the Barclays Premier League if the right position came up.And in an interview with The Independent published on Monday, the 56-year-old Italian said that while he would ideally get back into work next summer, he would be prepared to wait longer – adding: “Of course, for every manager, they would all think of managing Manchester United.”Regarding timescale, Ancelotti said: “I will continue to wait.“If I don’t find a club with a good project, I can wait.“What will I do? Watching games, fishing, all these things.“But let us see next summer. I will not take a job in mid-season, but I would like to work again next summer.”He then said: “Of course, for every manager, they would all think of managing Manchester United.“I would like to come back in a club with a good project, but, of course, one that is competitive.“The Premier League is the best in the sense of atmosphere, ambience. It is also competitive, so I would like to come back, especially for the atmosphere.”last_img read more

Nervous Man United fans ask LVG how can we win without ‘unsung hero’ in line up v Wolfsburg?

first_imgVfL Wolfsburg v Manchester United, kick off 7:45pm, is live on talkSPORT.The Red Devils travel to Germany for their must-win Champions League clash on Tuesday night, knowing that defeat would result in an early exit from the competition.And Louis van Gaal has been dealt a further blow to his squad with Morgan Schneiderlin joining a growing injury list, including Wayne Rooney, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia.It seems that Schneiderlin’s absence has caused more nerves among United supporters than any other player, with some believing that van Gaal could be forced to change his formation in the midfielder’s absence.Have a read below of the anxiety felt by the club’s fans ahead of the fixture. Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin 1last_img

Malibu fire

first_imgThe Fire Department needs to catch up with available technology. “Fire Gel,” which is cheaper than foam, is not being used. Reports have stated that foam only lasts 15 minutes whereas the gel, when used, can save your house better than foam. It is currently installed in 122 trucks with the California Office of Emergency Services. Why isn’t it used in all firetrucks? Many homes would have been, and will be, saved once the Fire Department catches up with technology. – Carol Infante Sherman Oaks Rents rival mortgages AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Re: “L.A. metro apartment rents state’s highest” (Oct. 18): In just a few years, rent amounts will rival the mortgage rates so many are unable to meet these days and there is much talk about assisting these “innocent” victims who decided to take on debt they could not handle. When renters are no longer able to find an apartment they can afford, will there be a city, state or possibly federal subsidy made available so people have a place to live? I’m not talking about welfare recipients. The free market is not always what it’s cracked up to be by the euphoric endorsers of this doctrine, those who are financially at peace, having grazed off the buckling backs of the little people who are suffering the consequences of the shrewdly hidden fallacy of this flawed system. – Michael E. White Burbank Holy Cross hospital Re “No reason to delay hospital expansion” (Local View, Oct. 16): For too long the voice and well-being of the northeast San Fernando Valley residents have been ignored in development projects. Surely we deserve the same treatment accorded the residents of Santa Monica in the expansion of St. John’s Hospital, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and Henry Mayo in Santa Clarita. These expansion projects included an environmental impact report, development agreements addressing environmental impacts and mitigations, and the access to quality jobs for residents. Providence Holy Cross has adamantly rejected the requests of residents to build responsibly and has instead instituted a campaign of misinformation and scare tactics in order to deflect its responsibility for any delays. – Wayde Hunter Granada Hills Gentler viewpoint Re “Sympathy for the she-devil” (Viewpoint, Oct. 21): While I cringe at the sight or sound of Ann Coulter, I felt compelled to read Mariel Garza’s column as I am always looking for a kinder, gentler viewpoint. Thank you for printing this gem. May I suggest that anyone who did not shudder a little when reading the last paragraph go back and read it again? In addition, kudos to the editor in charge of layout who placed O’Connor’s ugly mess right next to this timely column. Very clever. – Channa Midori Glendale Basic tenet Re “Sympathy for the she-devil” (Viewpoint, Oct. 21): I am quite bewildered by Mariel Garza’s being insulted by Ann Coulter’s comments. I hate to break it to her, but Coulter’s hoping people will become “perfected” in their relationship to God is a basic tenet of Christianity for the past 2,000 years. The “problem” is not with Coulter, but with the teaching in the Bible. Besides, why should Coulter, or anyone for that matter, adhere to a religious faith that was so impotent as to not want others to believe in it as well? – George W. Harris Thousand Oaks Good news It was such a pleasure to open your Saturday newspaper and see the positive article on the front page. I have to admit I have been thinking of stopping the newspaper because it has reported only violence and negative articles (except for Dennis McCarthy’s columns). Please keep one part of positive news to put light in our day. I know my day starts better as I work with people and teach children at school. Thank you for your front page of good news. – Sandy Bounds Los Angeles On the road again Re “Antonio to stump for Hillary in Nevada” (Oct. 20): What the Sam Hill was Antonio Villaraigosa doing in Nevada on California’s tax money? Doesn’t he have enough to do here? If not, maybe we need a change. It seems he has a way of avoiding the important issues at hand. – Bonnie Andonie Burbank160Want 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

Two men rob Ventura sandwich shop

first_imgVENTURA — Police are investigating a robbery today at a Subway sandwich shop. Ttwo men in their mid-20s entered the store at 6120 Telegraph Rd. at 5:35 p.m., threatened the clerk and demanded money. They were given an undisclosed sum, then fled. Anyone with information about this robbery can contact Ventura Police detectives at (805) 339-4394, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at (805)385-TALK or (805)494-TALK. Information leading to an arrest could lead to a $1,000 cash reward. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.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

Settlement reached in wrongful death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre She also had been involved in another rear-end crash six months earlier. Seigel acknowledged before trial that she was responsible for Garvin’s death. Garvin was a volunteer city traffic safety commissioner who “taught and lived bicycle safety,” said his wife, Pamela. In a prepared statement, she made reference to another elderly driver who was involved in a deadly crash in 2003. George Russell Weller was 86 when his car plowed through a street market in Santa Monica, killing 10 people and injuring more than 70. Garvin said her husband’s death and those at the market “were all preventable and teach us that we must individually take responsibility for those we love, whether elderly or young, who should not be driving.” SIMI VALLEY — A jury awarded $12.5 million to the family of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a car driven by a woman with cataracts. A Ventura County Superior Court panel ruled Friday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the motorist on behalf of Glenn Garvin’s wife and two sons. Garvin, 49, of Thousand Oaks was struck from behind while riding in a bicycle lane on Sept. 16, 2006. The new Lexus that hit him was driven by 82-year-old Norma Seigel of Thousand Oaks, who recently had learned she had cataracts in both eyes. Man arrested on suspicion of murder MODESTO – Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder in the unsolved 1999 disappearance of Dena Raley-McCluskey. 36-year-old Raley-McCluskey vanished in October 1999 and was never seen again. Police believe 47-year-old Russell Jones is responsible for her disappearance, and authorities say they believe they discovered Raley-McClusky’s body on Wednesday. The remains have not been officially identified. Raley-McCluskey was reported missing by her boyfriend, and the next day police found her unlocked car abandoned on a Modesto road. Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager said she believes enough evidence exists to file charges. Jones is expected to be arraigned Monday. Prosecutor arrested in casino fight BAKERSFIELD – A Kern County prosecutor was arrested earlier this month after she got in a fight with security guards at a Santa Barbara County casino. Andrea Kohler was arrested on suspicion of battery on Oct. 20 after she allegedly scratched a security guard at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez. Her husband, Gregory Kohler, was also arrested on suspicion of battery after county sheriff’s officials say he left the casino drunk and bit a security guard. Both were cited and released at the scene, and will appear in a Santa Maria courtroom on November 15th. Andrea Kohler is a deputy district attorney who supervises the prison crimes unit. Students suspected of spraying gas LODI – Two students at Lodi High School are under arrest for suspicion of spraying a noxious gas into a busy hallway. Police say the incident on Thursday sent six students to the hospital and caused dozens more to complain of feeling ill. The 16- and-17-year-old students allegedly sprayed the gas into a crowded hallway right after lunch. A fire crew and several ambulances responded. Both teens face charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and submitting a noxious substance in a public place. – From wire reports160Want 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


first_imgA MYSTERY millionaire is backing a well-known property developer in case against the Ulster Bank, it was revealed today.The financier is reported to have “written a blank cheque” to the former owners of Taggart Holdings.The company built hundreds of homes in Donegal and once employed several hundred Donegal people, many here in the county and others on dozens of sites around Ireland and Britain. The company was owned by County Derry brothers John and Michael Taggart.The Dungiven men have lodged a case against the Ulster Bank in the North and a hearing is due to take place at the High Court on June 17th.Ulster Bank wants to take the family farm off the Taggart brothers whose business was ruined when bank officials stopped them from paying creditors.The Taggarts have lodged a counter-claim. They want their business returned, compensation for the way they were treated and all creditors compensated. It’s understood they will make a number of allegations, including one where they allege that Ulster Bank acted outside its remit.The Taggarts are also reported to be furious at what they claim are ‘lies’ spun by unknown persons about them.These included claims that Van Morrison and Lionel Ritchie played at Michael Taggart’s wedding in 2007, which was attended by a number of friends from County Donegal. Friends say the music stars were not at the wedding.In fact wedding guests were told not to give presents – and €90,000 was raised for charity at the wedding and donations made to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin and the Royal Victoria’s Children’s Hospital in Belfast.A wealthy benefactor is now backing the Taggarts in their case. A source close to the case was reported today as saying: “This is going to be the first case of its kind since the property market collapsed. It will go into minute detail on how the Ulster Bank behaved in relation to Taggart Holdings.“The case is being closely followed by its parent bank RBS in Edinburgh.”Asked to comment Michael Taggart said: “We want to set the record straight but I’m reluctant to talk about this right now as the case is ongoing.”Asked about the mystery financial backer, he added: “I don’t want to comment on that. I’ve been asked not to say anything in relation to that.” MILLIONAIRE BACKS DONEGAL DEVELOPMENT BOSS IN FIGHT AGAINST ULSTER BANK was last modified: May 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgMarian Harkin, MEPMinister for Finance Michael Noonan has been accused of damaging the Credit Union Movement in order to bolster the banks and deny access to cheap money from credit unions.This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she responded to indications that the Minister is to deny credit unions the right to provide mortgages and initiate other measures designed to restrict their growth.“Bolstering AIB to assist its public flotation and supporting the other profit focussed banks, which undermined the country’s economy means that they are to be further favoured by a Minister who disrespects the role of the not for profit, community owned, credit unions”, she said. “This Minister, the Department of Finance and the Central Bank instead of valuing the stability shown by credit unions during the economic crisis, caused by the banks, have produced new measures to prevent them from developing their vital role as the people’s bank and this is both morally and financially unacceptable”, she said.She called on the incoming Governor of the Central Bank Professor Philip Lane to initiate an immediate review of the Bank’s negative policy towards credit unions. “Credit unions are being increasingly restricted in providing services throughout community as the banks increasingly desert them”, Marian Harkin said.Government sources in recent years had participated in a publicity campaign to undermine the Credit Union Movement but their outlandish, and proven false, information about credit unions had failed to undermine the confidence of people in them, the Independent MEP said.“Minister Noonan and his government, if they have any real concern to meet the demand for housing, must not deny access to mortgages from credit unions which can have a major impact on resolving the housing crisis”, Independent MEP Marian Harkin concluded. MEP HARKIN LEFT ANGRY AS NOONAN RESTRICTS CREDIT UNION EXPANSION was last modified: October 25th, 2015 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:credit unionsmarian harkinMichael Noonanmortgageslast_img read more

‘I felt humiliated by Newcastle’ – Revitalised Hatem Ben Arfa

first_img1 Hatem Ben Arfa has revived his career with French side Nice Hatem Ben Arfa has lifted the lid on his time at Newcastle United and claimed he was ‘humiliated’ by the club.The France international was dropped from the first-team to the reserves and he eventually had his contract terminated in January 2015.Since then the attacking midfielder has gone on to shine for Nice though and he scored 18 goals last season.The 29-year-old is now being linked with a summer move to Barcelona and he admits it is a long way from his ill-fated time at St James’ Park.“In 2014, Newcastle sent me to the reserves for two months,” Ben Arfa told Journal du Dimanche.“I was called up normally for training, I would get changed in the senior squad dressing room, but then I would work with the youngsters on some remote pitch; you had to walk a long time to get there.“The club also invented a story that I had put on weight to harm me when I had not put on weight. I felt very humiliated, but this episode taught me patience.“Six months later, when my contract with Nice was not approved, I had a desire to throw the towel in.“But that feeling only lasted for ten minutes, because I had not yet accomplished everything that I wanted. It was impossible for me to finish like that.”last_img read more