Tottenham transfer news: Pacy star signs deal

first_img1 DeAndre Yedlin Sunderland have sign Tottenham youngster DeAndre Yedlin on a season-long loan deal, the club have confirmed.The pacy American star signed for Spurs last summer but has found playing time hard to come by since arriving in January after receiving a work permit.He will now get the chance to prove himself at the Stadium of Light after completing a temporary switch on deadline day.“I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to play for a club with such great history,” said Yedlin.“I’ve heard fantastic things about Sunderland and the supporters from Claudio Reyna and Jozy Altidore – both American internationals who have played for Sunderland.“Claudio speaks very highly of Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat from his time at Rangers.”last_img

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Rodgers pleased with Everton draw and says ‘bad luck’ cost Liverpool win

first_imgBrendan Rodgers told talkSPORT he was “pleased with the performance” and a “good point” at Everton, but bemoaned what he saw as Liverpool’s “bad luck” to concede at Goodison Park.The Reds took the lead shortly before half-time, but Everton levelled matters before the break after a defensive mix up involving Liverpool’s three central defenders.“I thought we were much the better team in the first half, looked a real threat, deservedly went in front, then gave away a poor goal on half-time,” the Northern Irishman explained after the game.“Second half you expect a reaction from them [Everton] and in that moment we defended well, had good organisation, without being overly bothered and had more threat on the counter attack.“It’s a good point away from home in what is always a tough game, the Merseyside game, so [I am] pleased with the performance but a little bit frustrated that we couldn’t get the win.”The draw meant Liverpool have won a solitary match in their last nine games in all competitions, failing to keep a clean sheet in those nine matches, but Rodgers felt his team was unlucky to concede the equaliser at Goodison.“Today was more bad luck,” Rodgers argued. “The ball comes into the box and Emre Can gets good contact on it, he wasn’t rash, he just wants to defend it back to where the ball came from.“Normally that will go out for a throw in and you are happy and it’s good defending, but he’s unfortunate to hit Martin Skrtel, it then ricochets on to Sakho and falls absolutely perfectly for Lukaku who finishes it really well.“So that was just bad luck, but of course we’ll analyse that and think we could do better.”last_img read more

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Leicester not giving up on Sampdoria striker Eder despite Inter Milan bid

first_imgLeicester City are ready to better Inter Milan’s contract offer for Sampdoria striker Eder.As talkSPORT told you this week, the two sides are going head-to-head to sign the 29-year-old before the January transfer window shuts.Eder is currently enjoying the best form of his career in Serie A having already hit 12 goals in 19 Italian top-flight appearances so far this season.It has been reported that both Leicester and Inter are ready to sanction bids worth around £8million for the striker but now the English club appear to have edged ahead with their contract offer.Sport Mediaset claim that Leicester’s terms would be worth just over £1.9m-a-year while Inter are not willing to pay him more than £1.5m.Now it is up to Eder to decide whether he wants to try his hand in English football or join another team in Italy – but get paid less. 1 Sampdoria striker Eder last_img read more

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Carbon monoxide poisons North Hollywood family

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Four members of a family were in critical condition today after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning because of a faulty wall furnace, authorities said. A 36-year-old woman, a 37-year-old man and two children suffered carbon monoxide poisoning after using the heater overnight for the first time at the Water Village Apartment Complex at 12255 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood, a Los Angeles city fire captain said. The four were taken to a hospital just after 3 a.m., officials said. A Gas Company crew was sent to the scene. last_img read more

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Flames destroy landmark Malibu castle

first_img 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Lawrence used the castle as the site of celebrity-studded gatherings, including a fund-raising dinner for the Alzheimer’s Institute. It was also available to be rented for weddings and other special occasions, including the third annual Malibu Film Festival. The Web site touts Lawrence’s philanthropic work and said she’s been dubbed “The People’s Princess” by New York Newsday and the “Rose of Shiraz” by the New York Times. Lawrence purchased the home in 1998 for about $3 million. The 6,256-square-foot castle on 2.5 acres recently had been listed for sale for $17 million and was described by a real estate agent as an “entertainer’s paradise with views from every direction.” MALIBU – It was known simply as “The Castle” – a landmark stone mansion with turrets, parapets, fountains, arched gates and windows and fairytale charm. Built in 1978, the landmark known as Hodge’s Castle – and later as Castle Kashan – was owned by philanthropist and arts patron Lilly Lawrence. It burned to the ground Sunday as the Malibu blaze claimed its six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, chandeliers and countless works of art. According to published reports, Lawrence is the daughter of a former Iranian oil minister and goddaughter of the late Aristotle Onassis, the billionaire shipping magnate who married President John Kennedy’s widow. Photos posted on a Web site dedicated to the home – www.malibucastlekashan.com – show opulent rooms with lavish decorations and breath-taking views of the canyons below. The castle also contained collections including gifts and letters from presidents and royalty. last_img read more

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Gang leader Timothy McGhee convicted of murders

first_imgThe lengthy deliberations – Thursday marked the ninth day – were due in part to issues with a lone juror Perry removed from the panel a week ago and replaced with an alternate. Jurors were also having to weigh the testimony of prosecution witnesses – some of them gang members with pending cases of their own – that defense attorney H. Clay Jacke Jr. said were motivated by plea deals from prosecutors. The murder convictions were for the Oct. 14, 1997, killing of Ronald Martin; the June 3, 2000, slaying of 16-year-old Ryan Gonzalez; and the Nov. 9, 2001, slaying of Margie Mendoza, the girlfriend of a rival gang member and a 26-year-old mother of three. McGhee is believed to have killed Gonzales simply because he thought Atwater Village wasn’t big enough for two people with the same nickname, “Huero” – “light-skinned” in Spanish. In addition to his conviction of attempting to murder LAPD Officers Thomas Baker and Carlos Langarica, McGhee was found guilty of trying to kill Duane Natividad and Erica Rhee. He was acquitted of attempting to kill Pedro Sanchez and Juan Cardiel. Three of McGhee’s fellow Toonerville gang members – Mario “Little Boy” Aleman, Ramon “Chubbs” Maldonado and Joseph “Little Respect” Aghazadeh – were previously convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in the July 4, 2000, attempted murders of Baker and Langarica during a chase. The prosecution did run into challenges in trying to get certain witnesses to testify accurately, including Cardiel and Sanchez, who said they couldn’t remember who shot them. Chun said it was indicative of the wave of fear and intimidation exerted by McGhee even after his capture. “Witness protection won’t work/ Realize your ratt ain’t going to make it to the stand/ To identifie\ the man shootin up the ham/ Can’t promise protection when you can’t protect yourself,” he wrote in one set of lyrics introduced in his trial. Details in McGhee’s rap lyrics, according to authorities, corresponded to details in no fewer than three of the killings to which McGhee has been connected. His defense team had argued the notebook should not be admitted into evidence because it contained the notation in big letters that “everything in this book is a work of fiction.” But Chun successfully countered that McGhee’s “autobiographical gang writings in the notebook are self-authenticating because they consistently identify the author as having characteristics unique to defendant McGee” – the tattoos, the nicknames, his gang affiliations, his Atwater roots, his physical description and being a fugitive. “They are his words,” Chun said. “They are his deeds.” tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761 For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He was convicted of three murders and four attempts, and he was convicted of shooting personally in four different shootings over a four-year period,” Deputy District Attorney Hoon Chun said. “We will definitely be asking for the death sentence.” Meanwhile, the verdicts came as welcome and surprising news in Atwater Village, where residents said they feared McGhee would get off after an almost six-year wait for the cases to come to trial – and nearly two weeks of deliberations. “Everyone here was saying to each other, `He’s getting out! He’s getting out!” said Lenore Solis, treasurer of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council and a longtime resident. Since McGhee’s capture in 2003 in Arizona, crime has declined in the area, residents and police say. The arrest came only after City Councilman Eric Garcetti posted a $50,000 reward and a U.S. Marshal’s Service nationwide hunt. “Let’s face it, he was responsible for a lot of the killings and the violence,” Solis said. “His mother was going around passing out leaflets asking for people to pray for her son and to get support for him. I feel for her, but I also feel for all the mothers of his victims. This is all a sad commentary on our society.” One of Los Angeles’ most feared gang leaders with a penchant for writing rap lyrics about his killings was convicted Thursday of murdering rival gang members for control of a lucrative drug trade – and now could face the death penalty. Timothy Joseph McGhee, 34, leader of the Toonerville gang in Atwater Village, was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and four of attempted murder. His autobiographical notebook of gang lyrics in which he boasted about his crimes proved vital in the conviction. McGhee showed no emotion in Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry’s courtroom when the verdicts were read. His mother appeared distraught when she learned the outcome and declined comment. Perry immediately set penalty-phase arguments and testimony to begin this morning. last_img
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first_imgRancho Palos Verdes resident Alan Cook is well into his second career as a novelist. After retiring as a computer analyst for IBM and other companies, he began writing about his passion, walking. His first book, “Walking the World: Memories and Adventures,” is a memoir of long walks taken around the country. Then he ventured into mystery writing and recently completed his third mystery, “Honeymoon for Three.” Set in 1964, the story centers around a high school nerd-turned-murderer who stalks a man and a woman during their honeymoon trip to a series of Western landmarks. Cook also is a poet, photographer and member of many literary societies, including Mystery Writers of America, The Author’s Guild and Southwest Manuscripters. He will be among six authors to speak at the 50th Books and Authors Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Torrance Marriott Hotel. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.After 50 years hosting this event, the Palos Verdes Woman’s Club has developed a loyal following of attendees who return to hear talks by celebrity authors and to get a jump start on their holiday gift giving with autographed copies of new books. Other authors scheduled to attend include New York Times best-selling mystery/food writer Elizabeth Adler with her new book, “Meet Me in Venice”; Karen Olsen with her new book, “Day of the Dead,” a thriller about a New Haven police reporter who connects the dots between the John Doe “floater” in the harbor, the police chief and the city’s immigrant population; and Patricia Smiley, introducing “Short Change,” a murder set in Los Angeles’ Gold Coast. Also Gary Lyons, curator of the Huntington Botanical Gardens, will review his book, “Desert Plants: A Curator’s Introduction to the Huntington Desert Garden.” And children’s book author Barbara Hart, an Emmy-nominated writer, will discuss her book, “The Adventure of Octopus Rex.” Tickets, which include lunch, are $50 and can be bought by calling Connie Beck at 310-265-1173. meredith.grenier@dailybreeze.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 read more

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Business group to support candidates

first_imgWHITTIER – The Presidents’ Council, a pro-business and development group, has established a political action committee to raise money for City Council candidates.Allan Nakken, the council’s founder, said the 100-member group already has decided to support Councilwoman Cathy Warner and Councilman Joe Vinatieri in the April election and Councilman Greg Nordbak in 2010.“We’re going to fund people who want to see our city change, get better and get cleaned up,” Nakken said.Left off the endorsement list are Mayor Owen Newcomer and Councilman Bob Henderson. The lawsuit is pending in Norwalk Superior Court.Both sides have swapped offers, but no settlement has been reached.Nakken criticized the conservancy’s decision at the time, saying it was potentially stopping the development of a Portillo’s Restaurant.The restaurant is expected to gross $5.8 million annually, Nakken said. That would mean $58,000 annually in sales tax to the city.“I think we’re missing a great opportunity,” he said.Henderson pointed out that the restaurant was asking the city for a subsidy – as much as half the sales tax that would be generated.“While it was never settled, the only way it was coming in was with a subsidy from the city,” he said. “We would give away at least half that sales tax over four years. I don’t think that economic argument makes much sense.”Still, Henderson and Newcomer said they’re not bothered by the Presidents’ Council deciding to raise money and give it to candidates – possibly in opposition to them.“It’s a good thing for people to be involved in the political process,” Newcomer said. “Hopefully, we can find some common ground and make Whittier a better place to live.”Vinatieri said he, too, thinks it’s a good idea for more involvement.“I think what it says is the Presidents’ Council is very serious about what they’re doing and making a difference for the community from their philosophical viewpoint,” he said.Dorothea Boyd, president of the conservancy, said she isn’t surprised by the Presidents’ Council’s entry into city politics.“I would expect them to do it because I know their agenda,” Boyd said.The PAC’s steering committee consists of Don Alvarado, senior counsel for Smart and Final; Leighton Anderson, an attorney and Whittier Union High School District board member; Jeff Ball, president of Friendly Hills Bank; Bob Haendiges, an attorney; Nakken; and Ron Ridout, owner of Cornerstone Realty.mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But Nakken said as of now he doesn’t know of any other candidates running in 2008.“Our game is not to bring candidates in,” he said. “We will fund existing candidates in 2008.”The Presidents’ Council was founded last spring in response to the controversy over whether three California Domestic Water Co. buildings across from the Whittwood Town Center should be considered historic and saved.The City Council in May voted 3-2 – Henderson and Newcomer dissenting – to allow the buildings to be demolished.A couple of weeks later, the Whittier Conservancy sued the city, seeking to prevent the demolition of the three buildings.last_img read more

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16 JOBS GO AS FRENCH RESTAURANT CLOSES IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgSIXTEEN local people have been given the worst possible Christmas news – the restaurant where they worked will not re-open in the New Year.Bastille Bistro was launched on the High Road in Letterkenny last March and gained a reputation for serving excellent French food.French celebrity chef Nicolas Brunelle (pictured) had a renowned reputation. Having worked alongside TV star Rick Stein in his ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Cornwall, the 31-year-old from Picardie in northern France wanted to bring French cuisine here.“I love Ireland and the Irish. I worked in Dublin before in Freres Jacques and I jumped at the chance to come back here, ” he said after the launch.“It doesn’t have the weather of the place I worked in in St Martin in the Caribbean, but the people have been amazing.”The business man behind the Bastille Bistro is Frenchman Francois de Dietrich. A request for an interview three weeks ago has not been responded to. It’s not known if his FASRE estate agency is affected by the decision to close Bastille Bistro.FASRE specialised in offering properties to rent before people could buy them.16 JOBS GO AS FRENCH RESTAURANT CLOSES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 24th, 2010 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

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TD BID TO HELP BUSINESSES HIT BY NAMA

first_imgDonegal North-East Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh is inviting constituents whose business or finances are affected by NAMA to meet him for discussions about a set of proposals that he is currently developing regarding NAMA’s impact on the national economy.Speaking to Donegaldaily.com, Deputy McHugh said: “I am currently working on a set of proposals regarding NAMA and its impact on the national economy.“The so-called National Assets Management Agency has been in operation in our country since late 2009, and it controls assets with an estimated book value of €88billion. “It is a very significant player in the Irish economy, and the role that it plays in our economy needs close analysis.“I invite constituents whose businesses or personal finances are being affected by NAMA to contact me for discussions about issues relevant to NAMA.“I am available at joe.mchugh@oireachtas.ie or at my office on Lower Main Street, Letterkenny (tel: 074 91 64787)”.NAMA and greedy bankers have devastated dozens of businesses in the county. TD BID TO HELP BUSINESSES HIT BY NAMA was last modified: May 27th, 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:joe mchugh tdNAMAlast_img read more

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