Pulis insists Berahino WILL play again for West Brom

first_img Tony Pulis and Saido Berahino Tony Pulis insists Saido Berahino WILL play again for West Bromwich Albion.The England striker threatened in a tweet aimed at chairman Jeremy Peace – since deleted – never to turn out for the Baggies again after his deadline day move to Tottenham fell through, but Albion boss Pulis is convinced he can make peace with the forward.And he is planning to begin rebuilding bridges by taking the player and his mum out for dinner on Monday night.Pulis told the Daily Mail: “I want him to come back and to draw a line under it. It will be difficult to integrate him into the group and to get him to concentrate but that’s my job.“I don’t think he will talk to Jeremy [Peace]. The problem is that he thinks he is being used. If you look at the club, Jeremy has sold players when it has suited him. Look at Shane Long, he sold him at a time when the club was left without a recognised forward. I think Saido thinks he is just looking at finances all the time.“I have spoken to Saido on the phone a couple of times and by text. He has had a couple of days away and hopefully that will clear his mind.“On Monday I will have a good chat with him and then take him and his mum out for dinner in the evening to have a good chat.“I think his tweet was aimed at the chairman more than the players, management, staff, supporters of the club. His gripe is with Jeremy – as far as I’m concerned, he will play for West Brom again.” 1last_img read more

Danny Murphy: Why Liverpool must SNUB Jurgen Klopp and go for Carlo Ancelotti

first_imgDanny Murphy has warned Liverpool’s owners appointing Jurgen Klopp as the club’s new manager would be a ‘big, big risk’ – and has urged them to go for Carlo Ancelotti.Klopp is understood to be the number one choice to take charge at Anfield following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers.The charismatic German would be a popular choice among the Reds faithful having twice won the Bundesliga during an impressive seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund.But Murphy has doubts about the impact he would have in the Premier League and believes the Fenway Sports Group – the American investment firm that runs the club – should opt for the experience of Ancelotti.The Italian, who left Real Madrid in the summer, led Chelsea to title glory during his previous Premier League spell and has three Champions League successes on a glittering CV.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Murphy said: “Reading the CVs and what they have done and where they have done it and how many times they have done it, it is a no-brainer really.“You can’t guarantee success with either guy because you are competing with Manchester City, United, Chelsea and Arsenal. There is no guarantee that any manager will walk through the door at Anfield, turn it around and make it successful. But what you can do is take the element of risk out of it by looking at a manager that has been there and done it.“Ancelotti has done it as a player, he has done it as a coach, and he has done it in different countries. And, ultimately, he has done it here already with Chelsea. He has won the league here, he has won the [FA] Cup here, so he knows this league. That in itself gives him a headstart on Klopp.“He is not as erratic, he is much calmer, he has dealt with big players for years. Klopp has only had success with one club and for a minimal time and, if you look at how it ended at Dortmund, they were in the relegation zone and he couldn’t get a tune out of his players.”last_img read more

Newcastle make cut-price £1m move for La Liga youngster

first_img1 Newcastle have made an offer for Espanyol striker Mamadou Sylla Diallo, according to reports in Spain.The 21-year-old is tipped for a bright future and has broken into the Spanish club’s first-team this season.The forward spent last term on loan at Racing Santander and they were keen to sign him up in the summer.However, according to Sport, Newcastle have now made an offer of around £1m for Sylla.Espanyol are currently considering the bid and they have also received a loan approach from Belgian side Beveren. Steve McClaren last_img read more

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri responds to Vardy-Aguero comparisons

first_imgSaturday’s top-of-the-table clash between Leicester and Manchester City will see Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero go head-to-head but Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri thinks comparisons between the two strikers are unfair.Vardy’s exploits in front of goal this season – he has 18 Premier League goals – have been pivotal to Leicester’s surprise title challenge and the 29-year-old is in talks about a new improved contract to keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2019.His existing deal expires in 2018.Earlier on Thursday, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane are at the same level as Sergio Aguero.’Former Fleetwood forward Vardy heads to the Etihad Stadium top of the scoring charts, a position Aguero has often occupied since his arrival in England from Atletico Madrid four and a half years ago.Ranieri said: “Sergio Aguero, every year. Jamie just one. I hope he does it next season, next season, next season for us.“Jamie is playing very well and he links very well with his team-mates but he must improve.”Asked if there was any progress with Vardy’s new contract, the Italian said: “I don’t ask. He trains well every day and this is okay.“This is normal, the strikers in every team earn more.”Both Vardy and Aguero were on target again in midweek as Leicester maintained their three-point cushion over City at the Premier League summit.Vardy’s two goals against Liverpool, the first a stunning 35-yard volley from the right side of the penalty area, gave Leicester successive wins for the first time since the week before Christmas, while Aguero netted in a 1-0 victory at Sunderland.Ranieri reckons Vardy’s opener ranks alongside Marco van Basten’s stunning volley for Holland against Russia in the 1988 European Championship final.He said: “It’s incredible what Vardy did. He watched the ball, watched the opponent and watched the keeper. It’s amazing, fantastic.“I can put him with Van Basten when he makes a fantastic goal. I don’t know if you watched (Francesco) Totti when he scored against Sampdoria (in 2006). They are amazing goals.”Saturday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium sees the team with the best home record take on the team with the best away record and Ranieri, who could have recent signing Daniel Amartey available for the first time against City, is expecting an open game.“Both teams want to win,” he said. “They have to win, we have to win and enjoy. It is two different tasks. But I think it will be (an open match).” Jamie Vardy (right) 1last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Leicester title favourites AGAIN after rivals slip up

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.It’s all change again in the odds for the Premier League title race after another week of surprises in the top flight.Leicester – who were 3/1 for the title a few weeks ago – are now 30/8 favourites for the title after their rivals all faltered.The Foxes looked to have suffered a big blow with a 2-2 draw with West Brom on Tuesday, but Tottenham’s defeat to West Ham on Thursday leaves Spurs fall down to 2/1 second favourites.Meanwhile, Arsenal’s defeat to Swansea leaves the Gunners third favourites on 100/30, with Manchester City’s 3-0 loss at Liverpool leaving them 7.5/1 for the crown.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Interstate 5 running again thanks to fast work by authorities

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT doesn’t take much to push Los Angeles traffic into the crisis zone: A transit strike, a presidential motorcade, an earthquake, a spectacular freeway crash. Certainly the closing of the Golden State Freeway after the deadly weekend truck pileup and inferno in the Newhall Pass had the potential to be one of the worst local traffic disasters in recent history. Interstate 5 is one of the state’s main arteries, and as many as 269,000 vehicles a day flow through the section that was closed. But after a hard weekend, the Monday morning commute just wasn’t the calamity that was expected. This was in no small part due to Caltrans’ fast work on reopening as much of the freeway as possible by Monday morning – two days earlier than initially expected. But commuters themselves have to be commended for staying off the roads Monday and making other commuting plans for this week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.These kinds of traffic disasters underscore the fragility of the region’s transportation system. Just a little bit of stress can topple smooth-flowing roads from Lancaster to Orange County. And even with the various transportation projects under way, we’re losing ground. The crisis was averted this time. But this is a good reminder that without a serious improvement to our freeway system and upgraded mass transit, we will always just be one catastrophe away from crisis.last_img read more

NFL NOTEBOOK Packers receiver reinstated

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Robinson has a final chance under the NFL’s substance abuse policy after the league reinstated the wide receiver from his one-year suspension on Wednesday. If Robinson violates the policy again, he faces a lifetime ban. “I know this is my last chance,” he said. “If I do anything to jeopardize that, I didn’t deserve it in the first place.” Robinson said Favre, who has shared his own struggles with excessive drinking, checked in with him every month or so over the past year, and more frequently when the season began. Favre has been outspoken that Robinson deserved another chance. From news services Koren Robinson’s biggest supporter never forgot about him even as the Packers jumped out to the NFC’s best record. Now Robinson says he won’t let Brett Favre, or the rest of his teammates, down. “I’m glad I get an opportunity to redeem myself,” Robinson said Wednesday night in a conference call from Houston, while traveling to see his family before heading to Green Bay. “To have him speak highly of me, it just motivates me to continue to do what I’m doing,” Robinson said. Robinson said he learned about being reinstated on Sunday while attending the Panthers-Cardinals game in Glendale, Ariz. Commissioner Roger Goodell was there and sought a meeting with Robinson at the stadium. Wednesday was the first day Robinson was eligible to return from his suspension, and Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the organization was grateful for the progress he has made. “It’s been a year since we’ve seen Koren, so our first step is to have him return to Green Bay,” Thompson said. The Packers are 5-1 and tied with Dallas atop the NFC. Green Bay currently has a full 53-man roster, but cornerback/kick returner Will Blackmon broke his right foot on Oct. 3 and has been out ever since. Robinson said he would be happy returning kicks again and being the fourth receiver behind Donald Driver, Greg Jennings and rookie James Jones. Robinson’s suspension came in the wake of an incident in August 2006 while he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings. Police said Robinson led them on a car chase at speeds over 100 mph, and his blood-alcohol content was found to be 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08. The Vikings cut Robinson, and he signed a two-year deal with the Packers in September 2006, but played in only four games before he was suspended. In February, Robinson was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading down to a charge of fleeing police. Robinson also was sentenced to three months in jail for violating probation on a separate drunken-driving case in Kirkland, Wash., last year. Leftwich named starter Byron Leftwich has replaced Joey Harrington as the Atlanta Falcons’ starting quarterback. Hoping to spark an offense that’s struggled without suspended quarterback Michael Vick, Coach Bobby Petrino said Wednesday he plans to keep Leftwich as his starter for the rest of the season. “He has a very strong arm,” Petrino said. “He throws the ball deep down the field, and he just needs to be able to see it, and I have the confidence that he can put it in there.” The decision wasn’t difficult for Petrino after the offense failed to score off three New York turnovers on Monday night. The Giants won, 31-10, dropping Atlanta to 1-5. Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett feels fortunate to be alive, and is determined to continue the significant progress he’s already made in the five weeks since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury on the football field. “I have shown significant progress in my recovery,” Everett said in a statement released by Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, where the player has spent the past three weeks in rehab. “But I am also fully aware that the recovery from this type of injury I have sustained is filled with many peaks and valleys.” The comments were Everett’s first since he was hurt while making a tackle during Buffalo’s opener against Denver on Sept. 9. Priest Holmes went through a full practice, a giant step toward what could be turning into one of the NFL’s great comebacks. Now 34 and out of football since suffering neck and spinal injuries two years ago, the three-time Pro Bowl selection was cleared to practice for the first time since he shocked the Chiefs last summer and showed up at training camp. Everett feels fortunate Holmes cleared to practice Around the league Bills: Rookie Trent Edwards will make his third straight start when Buffalo hosts Baltimore, leading to questions about whether J.P. Losman will ever get his job back. Coach Dick Jauron made the announcement, but wouldn’t commit to a full-time starter beyond this weekend. Edwards, a rookie third-round draft pick, has gone 1-1 starting in place of Losman, who has resumed practice and appeared ready to return after spraining his left knee. Cardinals: Three days after he tore a ligament in his left elbow, quarterback Kurt Warner said he hopes he’ll play Sunday at Washington. Dolphins: Quarterback Trent Green said the decision whether he should retire may be made for him by doctors who have yet to clear him to play following his second severe concussion in 13 months. Since being knocked unconscious Oct. 7 at Houston, all of Green’s test results have been normal, including the latest round Tuesday, he said. Lions: Running back Kevin Jones will get his first start of the season against Tampa Bay. Jones missed the first two games of the season recovering from a foot injury, but has had at least 10 carries in each of the past two games. Panthers: David Carr thinks he’ll be healthy enough to play when Carolina returns from its bye week. Patriots: Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Richard Seymour (knee) did not practice, the first day he was eligible after starting the season on the physically unable to perform list. Troy Brown, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, also did not practice. Brown also is recovering from a knee injury. Titans: Quarterback Vince Young rested his strained right quadriceps by watching practice, leaving the work to backup Kerry Collins. Young hurt his leg Sunday in the third quarter of a 13-10 loss to Tampa Bay. The Titans gave Young an MRI on Monday to determine how to treat the muscle and he has been trying to get healthy. Coach Jeff Fisher said Young might not practice all week as the Titans prepare to visit Houston. 49ers: Alex Smith and Vernon Davis got valuable recovery time during the team’s bye week. They just don’t know if they got enough to play Sunday. The quarterback and his talented target returned to certain parts of practice after missing most of San Francisco’s last two games with injuries, but Coach Mike Nolan wouldn’t speculate on their chances to play against the Giants.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

Our House helps with grief process

first_imgWhen you lose a loved one, it can be one of the most difficult times in your life – dealing with raw emotions and feeling no one understands what you’re going through. One local organization that helps with the grief process is Our House, which has many support groups that are specific to the types of grief you’re experiencing, which can be beneficial. Just ask Hidden Hills residents Gary and Gilena Simons, who both lost spouses in 1998, but eventually found hope – and love – at Our House. They received the “Good Grief Award” from Our House for their continuing support of the organization Thursday night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Gary lost his wife of 15 years to breast cancer the same year that Gilena lost her husband unexpectedly to a brain aneurism. Gilena said she initially thought she could deal with her grief on her own. “I’m not really a group person,” she said. However, being a young widow, only 28, she didn’t have friends who really understood what she was going through. After six months, she went to a group meeting at Our House’s L.A. office. She and Gary were the only group members from the San Fernando Valley. Because they lived relatively close to each other, they became “Bereavement Buddies.” They were married in 1999, which Gilena admits surprised some people. “People say, `Oh, you should wait,”‘ she said. But it can be important for the person left behind to say, “I’m willing to do it again,” Gilena said. “Even though you’re risking the fact that this person could die, too.” They still support Our House, which has had an office in the San Fernando Valley for about six years. Gilena is on the board of directors and volunteers there. Recently, UCLA and USC have started requiring first-year medical students to spend half a day at Our House to learn about the grieving process. Gilena said they learn there’s a patient in the bed, but there’s also a patient in the waiting room. The Valley office of Our House is located at 21860 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. For more information about Our House, call (818) 222-3344 or go to www.ourhouse-grief.org. Mark Kellam is editor of valleynews.com. He posted this story Oct. 26 to The Valley hub on valleynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

8 acquitted in boot camp death

first_imgBy midafternoon, about 150 people – many from nearby Florida A&M University – were protesting the acquittals outside the state Capitol. They chanted, “No justice. No peace.” Several black legislators also expressed outrage. Anderson was black; the guards were black, white and Asian. The jury was all white. “Ninety minutes of deliberation for a child’s life, a child who we saw beaten to death on videotape over and over again?” asked Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami. “Ninety minutes and not guilty. That’s un-American. That is racist, discriminatory, bigotry.” The verdicts devastated the boy’s family, who had wanted the trial conducted outside this Florida Panhandle county. His mother, Gina Jones, stormed out of the courtroom. “I cannot see my son no more. Everybody see their family members. It’s wrong,” she screamed. “You kill a dog, you go to jail,” said the family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump. “You kill a little black boy and nothing happens.” Defense attorneys dismissed that the case was about race, citing the guards’ racial diversity. Rather, they said, it was a local case tainted by outside political pressure to convict the guards. Anderson, hit by the guards after he collapsed while running laps, died a day later at a hospital in January 2006. Then-Gov. Jeb Bush was besieged by complaints of a coverup in the case and protesters camped out in his office for two days last year. “There was this perception that we were a bunch of bobo heads up here in Bay County,” Waylon Graham, the lawyer for ex-guard Charles Helms, told Court TV. “And I don’t like that kind of highhandedness, and what we did, we basically showed them that we know how to take care of business here in Bay County. We know what to do, and it was time for them to go home.” Defense attorneys contended that the first, disputed autopsy on the boy had it right all along: Anderson died of natural complications of undiagnosed sickle cell trait, a usually benign blood disorder common in blacks that can hinder blood cells’ ability to carry oxygen during physical stress. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Martin Lee Anderson’s parents have been convinced ever since they saw the videotaped confrontation that the seven former guards, and a nurse who watched but did nothing to stop their blows, killed their 14-year-old son. It was equally clear-cut to the guards: They were just doing their jobs at the military-style juvenile camp, responding the way they were trained to when it appeared a young offender was faking illness to avoid exercise. Though the video may have shocked outsiders, they said it wasn’t their actions that killed Anderson, but a previously undiagnosed blood disorder. Across the street from the now-closed camp in this conservative community, jurors in the Bay County courthouse needed just 90 minutes to acquit the eight defendants of manslaughter. Despite the silent video that a prosecutor said screamed “in a loud, clear voice” that the defendants killed the boy last year, the jurors also didn’t find enough evidence to convict them of lesser charges of neglecting the teen. “I am truly, truly sorry this happened. Myself, I love kids,” said ex-guard Henry Dickens, 60. He added that Anderson “wasn’t beaten. Those techniques were taught to us and used for a purpose.” FLORIDA: A guard said the techniques used to beat the 14-year-old after he stopped running were “for a purpose.” By Melissa Nelson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY, Fla. – To both sides, and ultimately to the jury, the case of the teenager who died after boot camp guards punched and kicked him was open-and-shut. last_img read more


first_imgA COURIER has been ordered to pay €177,000 to Revenue in the latest Tax Defaulters List released today.Aidan Caddye, from Kilmacrennan, had underpaid a range of taxes totalling almost €120,000 and was given more than €50,000 in penalties and fines.It was the biggest settlement in this round of announcements. The full list of Donegal people on the quarterly report is below:CADDYE, AIDANMASSREAGH, KILMACRENNAN,CO. DONEGAL. COURIERTax:€118,917.00Interest:€22,950.00Penalties €35,675.00Total amount paid: €177,542.00 Underdeclaration of Income Tax, VAT & PAYE/PRSI. Revenue Audit Case.************BIO BUBBLE (IRELAND) LTD.DRUMANY, SLIGO ROAD, LETTERKENNY, CO. DONEGAL.SEPTIC TANK MANUFACTURERSTax: €35,848.70Interest: €14,047.58Penalties: €10,754.61Total amount paid: €60,650.89Underdeclaration of Corporation Tax & PAYE/PRSI. Revenue Audit****************MCFADDEN, GERARDUISCEVILLE, BALLYBEGLY,CO. DONEGAL.COMPANY DIRECTORTax: €29,631.00Interest: €7,498.00Penalties: €8,889.00Total amount paid: €46,018.00Underdeclaration of Income Tax. Revenue Audit Case.**************MCGUINNESS, ANTHONY15 STRAND VIEW, ROSSNOWLAGH,CO. DONEGAL.BUILDERTax: €47,385.00Interest: €19,853.00Penalties: €28,697.00Total Amount Paid: €95,935.00Underdeclaration of Income Tax & Capital Gains Tax. Revenue Audit Case.**************ROBB, TREVOR87 LAWNSDALE, BALLYBOFEY,CO. DONEGAL.ARIEL ERECTORTax: €26,432.36Interest: €4,201.84Penalties: €7,929.71Total Amount Paid: €38,563.91Underdeclaration of Income Tax. Revenue Audit Case.****************SHIELS, DECLAN2 CLACHAN MOR,WINDYHALL, LETTERKENNY,CO. DONEGAL.COLLECTION AGENTTax: €45,544.00Interest: €21,357.00Penalties: €13,663.00Total paid: €80,564.00Underdeclaration of Income Tax. Revenue Audit Case.TAX DEFAULTING COURIER ORDERED TO DELIVER €177K TO REVENUE was last modified: December 11th, 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:Revenuetax defaulters listlast_img read more