Reports – Manchester City target enters Real Madrid negotiations

first_img Marco Asensio in action for Spain Under-19s 1 Manchester City target Marco Asensio has entered negotiations with Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.City boss Manuel Pellegrini is a long-term admirer of the 18-year-old Mallorca winger but he looks set to miss out on a deal to sign him.According to Marca, Madrid have made an initial bid of around £2m but the teenage player has a buyout clause of £4.5m.Carlo Ancelotti is confident of completing the deal in the January transfer window and they will let the player finish the season at his boyhood club, which is likely to sweeten the deal in Real’s favour.Mallorca are currently ninth in the Spanish second division but Asensio has scored an impressive three goals in 12 appearances from midfield.last_img read more

Two arrested in connection with stabbing

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – Homicide detectives arrested two men Friday afternoon in connection with last month’s stabbing death of a Soledad Canyon Road bar owner. Van Nuys resident Christopher Rosas, 45 and his brother, Canyon Country resident Ralph Rosas, 43, were arrested at 4:30 p.m. Friday on suspicion of murdering Louis Alexander Campanelli. Campanelli, 51, was found dead early Feb. 26 on the floor of Mugsy’s Bar in the 20600 block of Soledad Canyon Road. A female employee told deputies she and Campanelli had been alone in the bar, where Campanelli lived, when they were attacked by unknown assailants. The woman told deputies she broke a window to escape. 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The Rosas were being held in lieu of $1 million bail each on suspicion of first-degree murder, sheriff’s officials said. Both were also charged with possession of narcotics, which carries an additional $10,000 bail. Campanelli formerly owned another nightclub named Mugsy’s in Granada Hills. The state Alcohol Beverage Control suspended his license in August 2002 because of a domestic violence claim and the bar closed shortly thereafter. Sheriff’s records indicate Ralph Rosas will be arraigned in Santa Clarita Municipal Court on Monday, with Christopher Rosas’ arraignment scheduled Tuesday. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 last_img read more

England U20s guide: The players who guided the Young Lions to World Cup success

first_img 13 Right-back: Jonjoe Kenny (Everton) – Part of the Under-17 European Championship-winning squad of 2014, along with Woodman, Dominic Solanke and captain Lewis Cook. Kenny impressed in South Korea and is highly thought of at Goodison Park. He did well during a loan spell at Oxford last season and is expected to add to his two first-team appearances during the forthcoming 2017-18 campaign. Goalkeeper: Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United) – Has represented his country at all levels from under-16 up to under-21. His second-half penalty save in the final proved crucial. Yet to feature in a match for Newcastle, having been loaned out to Hartlepool, Crawley and Kilmarnock. Was awarded the Golden Glove, given to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. 13 13 Midfield: Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth) – Has represented his country at all levels from under-16 to under-20 and on Sunday joined Bobby Moore as the only other England captain to lift a FIFA World Cup. Cook, who scored in the group stage against Guinea, signed for Bournemouth from Leeds for £6million last summer and made a handful of Premier League appearance for the Cherries last season. 13 13 Left-back: Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham) – Has also represented England at under-18 and under-19 level and is highly regarded at Spurs, where he signed a new three-year contract in February. He was outstanding in the semi-finals against Italy when asked to play at left-back, rather than in his more familiar position on the right-hand side of the defence. 13 13 13 Midfield: Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) – Due to join Liverpool from Chelsea on July 1, Solanke scored four times in South Korea and was awarded the Golden Ball given to the player of the tournament. Previous winners of the accolade include Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Luis Figo, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero. Has represented England at all levels from under-16 to under-21. Had a decent loan spell in Holland with Vitesse in the 2015-16 season. 13 Midfield: Joshua Onomah (Tottenham) – Saw a 30-yard effort strike the crossbar and bounce down on the line during the second half of the final. Has been solid in a deeper midfield role for England during the competition, despite often appearing for Spurs in a more advanced role in cameos under boss Mauricio Pochettino. Has represented England at every level except for the senior side. Midfield: Kieran Dowell (Everton) – Capped by England at under-16 to under-20 level. He scored the winning goal in the 1-0 victory against hosts South Korea in the group stages. He made his Everton debut back in 2014 in the Europa League and made his Premier League bow for the club in April 2016. Midfield: Ademola Lookman (Everton) – Scored three times during the tournament, including in the semi-finals against Italy. Everton won the race to sign the youngster from Charlton in January, paying a reported £7.5million. He enjoyed a dream debut with a goal in a 4-0 win over Manchester City at Goodison Park but was used sparingly by Blues boss Ronald Koeman towards the end of last season. 13 Centre-back: Jake Clarke-Salter (Chelsea) – Also capped at under-18 and under-19 level for England. His clash of knees with Adalberto Penaranda resulted in Venezuela being awarded the penalty which Woodman saved. He had a loan spell at Bristol Rovers last season and it has been reported that he has been earmarked by the Chelsea academy staff as having the potential to replace the departing John Terry. Centre-back: Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea) – Tomori scored an own goal in the draw against Guinea but showed good character to go on and have a solid tournament thereafter. The Canada-born defender made his Chelsea debut as a substitute in the final game of the 2015-16 season against Leicester at Stamford Bridge. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Brighton as Chris Hughton’s team secured promotion to the Premier League. 13 13 Forward: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Wrote his name into history by scoring the winning goal in the final. He also scored in the win over Argentina in the group phase. He joined Everton from Sheffield United last summer and made his Toffees debut against Arsenal in December before scoring his first goal for the club against Hull in March. 13 SUB: Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) – Introduced from the bench after 71 minutes for Lookman. He made his debut for Arsenal at the age of 17 in a Champions League clash with Galatasaray. The teenager had a loan spell at Ipswich in 2015 but his progression at the Emirates has stalled somewhat. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Freddie Woodman grabbed the headlines in a team of heroes as England won the Under-20 World Cup by beating Venezuela in South Korea.Paul Simpson’s Young Lions were the first England side to reach a world showpiece for over half a century and they followed in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey’s team, who lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966.Everton’s Calvert-Lewin scored the game’s only goal after 35 minutes while a second-half penalty save from Newcastle goalkeeper Woodman preserved England’s 1-0 lead and ensured they became world champions.But who are these young heroes? And are they going to be the next big thing?Click the right arrow, above, to see the background of the players who featured in the final in South Korea and helped England become world champions. SUB: Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool) – Came on as a substitute for Dowell after 62 minutes. Liverpool snapped up the winger from MK Dons in 2011 and has made a handful of first-team appearances for the Reds, as well as spending time out on loan at Wigan and Wolves. Has represented his country at all levels from under-16 to under-20.last_img read more


first_imgThere was a good turn-out for the Rathmullan 5k on Friday night as the seaside town was in the middle of the superb sea festival.Serious runners were joined by walkers and joggers for the event. DDTV VIDEO: WERE YOU THERE? RATHMULLAN 5K VIDEO was last modified: July 3rd, 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) Tags:RATHMULLAN 5Klast_img read more

SpongeBob should push square meals, panel says

first_imgWASHINGTON – SpongeBob SquarePants and characters like him should promote only healthy food for kids, a panel of scientists said Tuesday. Food marketing strongly influences what children eat, the Institute of Medicine said in a comprehensive review of scientific evidence on the issue. Overwhelmingly, food and drinks marketed to kids are high in calories and low in nutrition, the report said. “It’s putting our children at risk,” said panel member Ellen A. Wartella, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside. The report said the food industry should spend its marketing dollars on nutritious food and drinks – and that characters such as SpongeBob, animated star of the Nickelodeon cable TV network, should endorse only good-for-you food. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Some children’s advocacy groups said the recommendations don’t go far enough and called for a ban on junk food marketing to children. “If marketing to children affects their food choices, then it’s time to stop marketing to them,” said Susan Linn, a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School who helped found the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The report said evidence is limited on whether TV advertising directly causes obesity in children. Still, the evidence was compelling enough to call for a concerted effort to change the nature of foods being marketed to children, panel members said. The panel said marketing has grown more sophisticated, evolving beyond TV commercials to Internet games, coupons and store events, placement in supermarkets and organized word-of-mouth campaigns. The panel said growth in new food products targeted to kids has been huge, from 52 in 1994 to nearly 500 introduced last year. Obesity rates have tripled over the past 40 years for kids and adolescents from ages 6 through 19, raising their risk of risks of type 2 diabetes and a range of other diseases. Food and beverage companies said they’ve taken many steps the committee recommended, making products healthier, shrinking some package sizes and touting healthy lifestyles. “The growth in the food and beverage industry is in healthier foods,” said Richard Martin, spokesman for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. “There’s been a sea change in the last couple of years, and I don’t think that’s very well-reflected in this report.” SpongeBob has helped sell spinach and carrots as part of a Nickelodeon campaign with former President Clinton to get kids to eat healthy food. But SpongeBob also has appeared on ice cream, Pop-Tarts, candy bars, lollipops, Pez, brownies, Rice Krispie treats, macaroni and cheese, cheese crackers and other products. 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

Kirinya to play Congolese side T.P Lions in friendly

first_img Tags: kirinya jssT.P Lions Kirinya will take on T.P Lions in a friendly (Photo by Agencies)International Club Friendly MatchKirinya-Jinja S.S Football Club Vs TP LionsAt Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe (Jinja)Friday, 13th July 2018 @04:00PMKirinya-Jinja S.S F.C will play an international build up match with a Democratic Republic of Congo side, T.P Lions FC.The Jinja based  club received a statement from TP Lions Football club confirming the buildup match slatted to take place on the 13th July  2018 at the Kyabazinga  Stadium  in Bugembe.”We shall be traveling to Uganda to play Kirinya-Jinja S.S Football Club at the Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe in Jinja on Friday 13th July 2018, read the statement.“We are hoping for the best reception from their management  as we also test out players.The match is to help in the team’s preparation of the 2018/19 Uganda premier league as well as observing the new players.”This is one game that I have always desired to have, It will combine endurance and the zeal for the players to play with one heart, said Kirinya head coach Charles Ayieko.“ Also, it will grant me with the opportunity to test the players’ fitness levels after a long lay-off since the league ended in May 2018 with the new players inclusive.Kirinya jinja SS has signed in  new players like  Douglas Muganga (defender), Yusuf Abato (striker), both from Mbarara based club, Nyamityobora FC, Dan Ssewava (striker from Rwanda’s Gicumbi) and another center forward Roch Somoka from Nkumba University Football Club.Charles Ayieko  also committed right back Allan Drajua at the club with a two year deal and teenager Vincent  Zziwa was confirmed as a complete player to the senior team after graduating from the Juniors’ U-18 team.The school team has so far lost defender Livingstone “C4” Mulondo to Vipers Sports Club.Administratively, Paul Mukembo took over from Ahmed Kongola as the new club Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and head coach Charles Ayiekoh extended his employment contract till 2020.Last season, Kirinya-Jinja S.S F.C finished in the 5th position having amassed 40 points with 12 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses and they resume their pre-season training on Monday, July 02, 2018Comments last_img read more

Why a credit union car loan is better than a PCP!

first_img*Carzone Motoring Report 2018** For a €25,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €497.88, an interest Rate of 7.24%, a representative APR of 7.5%, the total amount payable by the member is €29879.94. Information correct as at 21/05/2019.For further information please contact: Letterkenny Credit Union on 074 91 24166 or email Loans@letterkennycu.ieWhy a credit union car loan is better than a PCP! was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:carLetterkenny Credit UnionLoan “For many people, headline rates on PCP agreements can at first look more attractive, but these can easily distract from the fact that essentially PCPs are lease schemes and the buyer will need to be conscious of the mileage they are racking up, because the balloon payment, or guaranteed minimum future value (GMFV), of the car will have been calculated with their annual mileage in mind” Ciaran explains. Ciaran Haran, Chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union explains why he feels there has been a renewed interest in the traditional car loan.“A credit union loan is transparent and carries no hidden fees or charges. The buyer owns the car outright once they buy it, while with other more complex finance options, such as a PCP agreement, the buyer has effectively hired the car for a period of time while they make payments.“At the end of the PCP agreement, they will have to make a balloon payment in order to actually own the car, which can prove to be quite the financial sting in the tail if it hasn’t been budgeted for.” The Carzone report however also found that 72% of people who had spent more than €20,000 on their last car had used a finance options such as a PCP agreement.So while PCPs can be complicated, have a raft of additional charges and a good deal of inflexibility, they are proving popular with car-buyers in the over €20,000 market. Could this be down to the fact that a lot of consumers don’t fully understand what they are signing up to with a PCP? “In contrast, with a car loan from the credit union, the buyer simply borrows the money to pay for a car, which they own immediately, and which they can drive as much as they please. They can also sell the car on at any time they wish, should they need to, whereas they do not have this option with a PCP. Credit unions are ethical lenders. “We will work with our members to structure repayments that suit their individual circumstances. At Letterkenny Credit Union our car loan is available at an affordable APR rate of 7.5%**, and is typically approved within 48 hours. We also offer car insurance to make the whole process as convenient as possible for our members.“I would really encourage anyone thinking about going the PCP route to have a chat with us first at Letterkenny Credit Union before making the final decision. We are happy to see all our members, no matter how long it has been since they did business with the credit union, and of course we are always happy to chat to anyone who has never been a credit union member.” Close to four in ten consumers in Ireland will buy a new car in 2019.Over half plan to spend more than €10,000 on their new set of wheels, according to the most recent Carzone Motoring Report (2018).The study also found that one in four consumers who spent between €10,000 and €20,000 on their previous car, used a credit union car loan to fund the purchase.* Credit union loans have always been popular amongst car buyers for their straightforward terms and conditions and flexibility, and look set to be a top choice again in 2019.  Ciaran also says potential buyers should familiarise themselves with the below checklist before signing the dotted line on a PCP agreement:• Be aware that to extend the term of a PCP you may be charged a rescheduling fee.• Take note of the cap on the number of miles/kilometres you are allowed to clock up over the period of the contract.• You may be requested to commit to certain car servicing agreements. • Ensure you always enquire about additional fees and charges, you are entitled to a list of all additional charges so ask the garage for this before you sign any agreement.last_img read more

Latest: Sheffield Wednesday 0, QPR 0 – cagey start at Hillsborough

first_imgNeither side has been able to create a clear-cut chance at Hillsborough in the first 20 minutes.Joey Barton’s set pieces have provided the greatest threat, with one clever delivery finding Clint Hill but the defender’s header couldn’t pick out Bobby Zamora in the middle.After QPR had monopolised the ball in the opening stages, earning 65 per cent possession, Sheffield Wednesday gradually began to look menacing.Atdhe Nuhiu dispossessed Clint Hill and put in a dangerous ball which Nedum Onouha had to divert behind for a corner.Wednesday keeper Damian Martinez has not been tested as yet, Karl Henry blazing a shot high and wide.Brian Murphy is between the posts for Rangers are they are without the injured Rob Geeen.QPR: Murphy, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Hughes, Hoilett, Barton, Henry, O’Neil, Morrison, Zamora. Subs: Lennox, Carroll, Keane, Yun, Kranjcar, Maiga, Benayoun.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Loggers earn second win of season with victory over Ferndale

first_imgEureka >> With two of its starting players, including the team’s leading scorer, sitting on the bench due to coach’s decision, the Eureka Loggers played arguably their best team game of the season in a convincing win over Ferndale, 52-36 on Wednesday at Eureka High School.“Tonight I feel like we came out with the attitude that we were sick of losing,” said Loggers forward Malachi Pratton, who led Eureka with 17 points. “We came out and gave it what we had, stopped them on defense and tried to …last_img read more

Goodness in the most unlikely places

first_imgFree high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. It’s not ideal, and we still have a long way to go, but what must be acknowledged is that South Africa is still very much an evolving democracy and it might take a generation or two for the wrongs of the prejudiced apartheid system to be fully corrected. Quality, affordable healthcare for all is but one of the priorities. So when I heard about how the nationwide public sector strike, which began in mid-August 2010, was crippling state hospitals, and how the absence of nurses, cleaners, cooks and admin staff had brought the system to a halt, I decided to step in and do what little I could to get Johannesburg’s Edenvale Hospital chugging along again. This was after the government called for volunteers to help out at those facilities worst hit by the strike. Local radio stations and online news publications gave out the relevant details, and it didn’t seem very complicated: simply show up when you could and do your bit. I had visions of myself feeding hungry babies, changing nappies, checking drips, making beds, giving out medicine and soothing the sick and dying. That would be really altruistic, I thought – almost as impressive as being a state doctor or nurse myself! But it didn’t happen. Instead, I was dispatched to the hospital laundry, far, far away from the dramatic scenes I had in mind. I was so disappointed and almost felt let down by those who issued the call for help in the first place. I mean, a laundry of all things! If I had wanted to do washing I would have just stayed at home! But I couldn’t exactly show up to help and then refuse to do the job that needed to be done, so I trudged along to the washing room – a noisy, rather depressing-looking place with monstrous, groaning machines and a steaming press that looked like it came out of the Industrial Revolution. First, I was asked to fold vast piles of scratchy, moth-eaten blankets. Then I was sent to the dryers to take out the hundreds of sheets, which needed to be spread out on a table so they could be fed into the giant press. Next, I whipped around to the other end to catch and re-fold the steaming linen that had been squeezed through the rollers. What I later found out is that this laundry services at least four other state hospitals in Gauteng, so that’s why there were so many intimidating heaps scattered about. Under normal circumstances it has 30 staff members, but 27 of these seemed to be part of the stay-away. Our team was made up of three full-time employees and a handful of volunteers. The helpers didn’t fit any particular stereotype: women and men, middle-aged and in their teens, wealthy and not so wealthy, black and white. I was really struck by this – such a spread of South Africans who threw themselves into the kind of job that has no status, no glamour, no payback. And they did it with such energy, commitment and determination – I learnt a valuable lesson from this. As I sorted and folded and tugged and stacked, I also developed deep respect for the individuals who usually have to do this kind of thankless, back-breaking work every day of their lives. Often, as a society, we moan and grumble about all that is wrong and unjust on the outside, but hidden, in the most unlikely places, is a wealth of goodness – and that is what makes this country the special place it is. First published by – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. MediaClubSouthAfrica 3 September 2010 I’ve always been fascinated by state hospitals in South Africa – those not-so-glamorous places where not-so-well-paid doctors, nurses and support staff work tirelessly to treat the millions who cannot afford private healthcare. These places are a sort of microcosm of the country: dedication and altruism existing alongside poverty, desperation and inequality. But in between all this, most of the time, the system chugs along.last_img read more