‘Never seen him play but I’m excited!’ – Tottenham fans hail new signing

first_img ‘Never seen him play but I’m excited!’ – Tottenham fans hail Heung-Min Son Tottenham Hotspur fans are over the moon after Heung-Min Son was announced as their latest signing.The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder joins on a five-year deal for a fee reported to be around £22million and he’s setting pulses racing.A versatile and two-footed attacker, blessed with skill and pace, he could make a real impact at White Hart Lane.And as well as that, he’s going to have plenty of songs sung about him, especially after Tottenham confirmed his signing on Twitter with the hashtag #HereComesTheSon.You can see how Spurs supporters reacted to the news below… 1last_img read more

Highly-rated coach Luke Williams could be promoted as new Swindon manager

first_img1 Swindon Town could promote highly rated first-team coach Luke Williams, who has attracted interest from both Aston Villa and Sunderland in the past, to the position of manager.Williams, the former Brighton academy coach, has been at the County Ground since the start of the 2013/14 season and has been praised by a string of Swindon players for the impact he has made on the training ground.It has been widely reported that chairman Lee Power wants to bring in a new manager to replace Mark Cooper at the helm, following the former boss’ departure earlier this month, to allow Williams to continue his work as coach.Wally Downes, Martin Ling and Ian Baraclough have all reportedly been considered for the role, with Power currently picking the team for the club’s matches and hopeful of appointing a new manager within the next fortnight.But now it is understood that Power is ready to promote Williams to the manager’s position and recruit a new coach to work underneath him instead.Williams is highly regarded in the game and was linked with approaches from both Sunderland and Aston Villa over the past 24 months. Highly-rated coach Luke Williams could be promoted as new Swindon manager last_img read more

UTLA plans camp-out to protest payroll glitches

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBrewer announced Thursday morning that he expects 5,000 certificated employees, including teachers, to be affected by problems with today’s paychecks, roughly the same number as the last pay cycle. Of those, about 300 will be underpaid, and the district has already contacted those to give them emergency checks. The district has also extended customer-service hours to the weekend to help those with paycheck problems. But amid the increasing tension over the issue, LAUSD general counsel Kevin Reed has issued a warning that UTLA should not be encouraging teacher walkouts to protest the problems. Duffy had threatened walkouts while testifying about the payroll problems in a Senate committee hearing last week. Reed said the language of the union’s collective-bargaining agreement precludes the union from engaging in work slowdowns including walkouts. Any legal action against the union would require school board action, he said. UTLA has already called for teachers to boycott after-school faculty meetings. But Reed said he hopes the teachers union will work with the district to resolve the problems. “We don’t know if (walkouts are) going to happen, but it is a situation where we believe that the instructional programs and operation of our schools are going to be impacted,” Reed said. “Right now we’re hoping to de-escalate with meaningful conversations.” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! United Teachers Los Angeles officers will camp out in an RV at Los Angeles Unified headquarters starting today to protest payroll glitches that have led to over- and underpayments for thousands of employees since February. The camp-out is the latest effort by the union to step up pressure against the district to resolve the problems. Superintendent David Brewer III has said the district can fix all the problems by next July. “July 2008 is way too late,” UTLA President A.J. Duffy said. “We’re going to continue to support our teachers and highlight the problems for the community. “They have sent out so many contradictory messages that we’re not sure what’s accurate and what’s not and what’s true and what’s not.” last_img read more

Madonna to jump record labels in $120 million deal

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.Madonna could also benefit significantly from the touring component of the deal, which gives Live Nation the exclusive right to promote her tours, the person said. Madonna first signed with Warner Music Group subsidiary Warner Bros. Records in 1984. Her last contract with the New York-based company calls for her to deliver one more studio album and a greatest-hits record. Madonna intends to sign a $120 million recording and touring deal with live entertainment promoter Live Nation Inc. and leave her longtime record label at Warner Music Group Corp., a person familiar with the contract negotiations said Wednesday. The pop superstar’s management informed Warner last week that she would accept Live Nation’s offer after the record company refused to match the deal, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the matter. Warner Music and Live Nation declined to comment. A call to Madonna’s publicist was not immediately returned. Under terms of the proposed deal, Madonna, 49, would receive a signing bonus of about $18 million and an advance of about $17 million for each of three albums, the person said. A portion of the compensation would involve stock, the person said. last_img read more

Public help sought in search for Pasadena slaying suspect

first_imgPASADENA – Police sought the public’s help today to solve the killing of a man who was gunned down in Pasadena. Officers sent to the 700 block of North Los Robles Avenue about 10 last night on a report of a shooting found the man lying on a sidewalk, said Pasadena police Lt. John Dewar. The man, who had been shot “multiple times,” died at a hospital. His name was withheld, pending notification of relatives. Investigators were unsure of a motive for the crime. —————————————— 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.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.last_img read more

Diocese wants man barred

first_imgAttorneys have requested a temporary restraining order against a man they say threatened Cardinal Roger Mahony and other church officials after he was kicked out of church for allegedly using drugs. Edward George Filek, 61, allegedly “made general threats” against Mahony and other cathedral workers, according to documents filed in the restraining order petition, dated Wednesday. The order seeks to make Filek stay at least 100 yards away from Mahony and two monsignors. Filek would also have to refrain from assaulting, stalking or phoning the men. Mahony recently told fellow priests that he was attacked earlier this year because of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal. Filek was not linked to that attack. Filek was thrown out of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday after he started “doing drugs” during Mass, according to a report filed with the restraining order petition. He returned to the cathedral later in the day and security guards called police when he refused to leave. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHe came back Monday and made more threats and stated “you will be sorry,” court documents state. No number was listed for Filek in an area phone directory and it was not immediately known if he had an attorney. Filek was arrested at least once during his visits to the cathedral this week. According to a security guard report, the Los Angeles Police Department advised guards to seek a restraining order because Filek was a repeat trespasser. 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

LAX braces for annual deluge of holiday travelers

first_imgThe anticipated travel surge at LAX marks a 3 percent increase over the same period last year, according to airport officials, who plan to announce the holiday passenger forecast later today. “This time of the year, the big unknown is weather in the rest of the country,” said Paul Haney, deputy executive director for Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates LAX. “A major weather event at a large airport in another part of the country can have a ripple effect on the nation’s air-transportation system,” Haney said. “L.A. travelers are advised to check with their airlines before coming to the airport to verify times, allow extra time to check luggage and make their way through passenger screening.” Nationally, about 47 million passengers are expected to take to the skies during a 20-day holiday season that began Dec. 13 and ends Jan. 2. The amount is about the same as last year, according to the Air Transport Association of America, an industry trade organization representing the airlines. More than 225,000 passengers are expected to pass through LA/Ontario International Airport during the 13-day holiday travel time, a 5 percent increase from the same period last year, according to LAWA officials. Travelers using Ontario airport are advised to check in 90 minutes before domestic flights and two hours before flights headed to Mexico. Although it isn’t required, passengers packing presents should leave the items unwrapped, according to Nico Melendez, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration. “If an alarm goes off, we may have to go in and unwrap it,” Melendez said. “It’s best to just wait to wrap the gift at your final destination.” There are no changes to security check-in procedures, but Melendez said passengers should be reminded that the “3-1-1” policy for liquids remains in effect for carry-on baggage. That means packing liquid containers no larger than 3 ounces inside one 1-quart zip-top plastic sandwich bag. Passengers were also reminded to follow the TSA’s “Simpli-Fly” guidelines, such as layering items in suitcases to increase visibility for security screeners. “We just ask that people get to the airport on time, don’t overpack, remove your shoes and coat and be ready to be scanned very quickly,” Melendez said. “We’re very pleased with the success we had during the Thanksgiving holiday, and we believe we will have the same success this Christmas.” art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com 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 champ“Despite signs of slowing in the economy and sky-high energy prices, we expect to see another strong season of holiday air travel, with an average of 2.25million travelers per day,” said James May, president and CEO of ATA. Some of the larger airlines have hired up to 500 seasonal workers to assist with flights that are expected to be 90 percent full during the Christmas travel rush, according to May. On average during the year, planes are 80 percent full at the nation’s airports, according to ATA. Due to large crowds and long waits at security checkpoints, travelers planning to fly out of LAX should check in two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights, airport officials said. The airport is expected to be busiest on the three days before Christmas and Jan.2, when airlines expect most flights to reach 100 percent capacity, according to LAX officials. Peak travel times at LAX are from 6 to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. last_img read more

Caucus requests ‘Jena 6’ pardons

first_imgBlanco leaves office Jan. 14. The next Pardon Board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 17. Fourteen other members of the caucus joined Lee in urging Blanco to support releasing Bell, who was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile facility Dec. 3 for his role in an assault last year on Justin Barker, a white student at Jena High School. An e-mailed request for comment from Blanco was not immediately returned. Bell pleaded guilty to a juvenile charge of second-degree battery in return for a deal that gave him credit for the 10 months he had already served. Without the deal, the 17-year-old faced being placed in a juvenile facility until his 21st birthday. Although he has only about eight months left to serve in the case, Bell is serving a separate 18-month sentence for previous juvenile charges unrelated to the Barker dispute. He has about 16 months left on that sentence, which runs concurrently with the sentence in the Barker case. NEW ORLEANS – Members of the Congressional Black Caucus called on Gov. Kathleen Blanco to pardon Mychal Bell and five other teenagers known as the “Jena 6.” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said in a letter to Blanco this week that Bell and the other teens have paid their debt to society and should be immediately pardoned. “They and their families have suffered enough, as has the State of Louisiana and the town of Jena,” the letter reads. Blanco’s press secretary, Marie Centanni, said Friday in a statement that the governor cannot grant a pardon or commutation without a recommendation to do so from the state Pardon Board. The charges against Bell and the others sparked a huge civil-rights demonstration in Jena in September. The activists said prosecutors treated blacks more harshly than whites. Three months before the attack on Barker, three other white teens were accused of hanging nooses from a tree at the high school. The three were suspended from school but were never criminally charged. Charges against Robert Bailey Jr., Theo Shaw and Bryant Purvis, all 18, and Carwin Jones, 19, have been reduced from attempted murder to aggravated second-degree battery.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

Many difficult lessons learned from 2005 might get us safely through the new year

first_img 2005 failure: Saddam Hussein gets a trial in which he’s allowed to interrupt, scream and show up whenever he feels like it. Michael Jackson and Robert Blake went free, and Martha Stewart stepped out of prison and into a multimillion-dollar TV deal. What we can learn for 2006: If you’re going to murder, abuse or use inside stock information, make sure your name is a name. The news media 2005 failure: Judith Miller (The New York Times) and Bob Woodward (The Washington Post) failed to report what they knew when they knew it in the Valerie Plame story. The New York Times kept quiet for a year before spilling the National Security Agency spy story. And although he did not qualify for a congressional press pass, “reporter” Jeff Gannon was given daily passes to White House press briefings and was revealed to be a gay escort-for-hire. What can we learn for 2006: If you write, write. If you don’t write, don’t write about it later. Write doesn’t make right and not writing can make it even less right. 2005 failure: Talk-show host Armstrong Williams took government payola to push administration policy. Doug Bandow (Cato Institute) and Peter Ferrara (The Washington Times) took dirty money to write positive articles for Jack Abramoff clients. Pay-for-praise Iraqi newspapers published American propaganda from American sources under Iraqi bylines. What we can learn for 2006: Don’t believe everything you read. Taking money for work done well is the American way. Taking money for propagandizing the American way is not. 2005 failure: Fox News informed us that the most important news items of the past year were the Natalee Holloway disappearance and the War on Christmas. What we can learn for 2006: Rediscover newspapers. Politics 2005 failure: Demonstrating clearly that absolute power corrupts absolutely, a whole heap of politicians and lobbyists found themselves in trouble with the law, and almost every one of them told us that they would be vindicated. To date, none of them – DeLay, Abramoff, Scanlon, Cunningham, Frist and Libby – have, in fact, been vindicated. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, what they probably meant was that they would be “indicted,” or in the least, “investigated.” What we can learn for 2006: If you find yourself becoming more and more powerful, stop just before you are absolutely powerful and settle with being only a smidgen corrupt. 2005 failure: A rockin’ year for President George W. Bush as he had his monthlong vacation rocked by Gold Star mom Cindy Sheehan and rather nasty Gulf Coast weather; his Social Security reform rocked by lack of any public support; his warrantless spying rocked by The New York Times; his victory in Iraq rocked by an insurgency in its last throes, secret CIA prisons, torture and Rep. John Murtha; his Supreme Court nominee and bestest pal Harriet Miers rocked by really hard test questions; his close adviser and brain Karl Rove rocked by federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald; and his Homeland Security rocked by a 9-11 Commission grade of F. What we can learn for 2006: Second terms are no fun at all. 2005 failure: Despite all that went wrong for the president and the Republican Party, every time a prominent member of the Democratic Party opened his or her mouth, foot was promptly inserted. See: Dick Durbin, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy and the rest of the usual suspects. What we can learn for 2006: When your enemy is committing suicide, don’t try to help him. Disasters/Homeland security (interchangeable) 2005 failure: Hurricane Katrina brought a flood of, um, inaccuracies: “You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie,” “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees,” and the ever-popular “Things are working out pretty well for (Katrina’s homeless victims).” What we can learn for 2006: If you’re going to deceive, be sure you first expunge all expert testimony, video/audio, hard drives and personal recollection. Better yet, don’t lie. It’s easier than having a good memory. Sports 2005 failure: Philadelphia Eagles star receiver Terrell Owens and Indiana Pacers star forward Ron Artest both signed big multimillion-dollar contracts then spent the year tearing apart their teams. Ultimately, they were thrown off their teams and lost millions. What we can learn for 2006: If you’re taking the money, take the nonsense that comes with it. If you’re taking an un-freaking-believable amount of money, then pay someone to sew up your mouth and place you under lock and key until the contract runs out. 2005 failure: Under oath, baseball star Rafael Palmiero testified to Congress that he did not take performance-enhancing drugs, then later tests proved he did. What we can learn for 2006: If you’re going to testify to Congress and lie, make sure you don’t swear you won’t. Fond farewells 2005 failure: We lost Johnny Carson, Rosa Parks, Richard Pryor, Anne Bancroft, Luther Vandross, Peter Jennings, Simon Wiesenthal and hundreds more U.S. military heroes. What we can learn for 2006: Appreciate those you love while they’re still around. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful,” www.greatfailure.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Failures, missteps and adversity filled a year that some say they couldn’t take for one more second. Too bad for the pessimists, as scientists actually added one more second than normal to 2005 to make up for the slowing down of Earth’s rotation. Maybe that’s why it seems that the last year had so much more bad news than normal. But was all that bad news a bad thing? Failures are one of the greatest learning tools available. Here’s a guide using the past year’s liabilities to your personal advantage in 2006, broken down into helpful categories., Show biz/state government (interchangeable) 2005 failure: In a year that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s popularity disappeared along with his name on an Austrian soccer stadium, the Governator couldn’t win for losing and he lost a lot (except for the $8 million he received from writing for muscle magazines). Lowest point amid the many: Arnold gave a special-election party and no one wanted to come. Unfortunately for the governor, people came anyway. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson What we can learn for 2006: Shoving anything down someone’s throat will usually result in gagging and vomiting. Muscling your agenda down the throats of voters tends to do the same thing. 2005 failure: Tom Cruise melted down any number of times, jumping all over Oprah’s couch, telling Matt Lauer and Brooke Shields that he knew more about handling postpartum depression than psychiatrists, and announcing that there was no such thing as chemical imbalance. What we can learn for 2006: No matter how talented or attractive or rich you are, the brain is a very fragile organ. 2005 failure: “Bewitched, “Dukes of Hazzard,” “Son of the Mask,” “Breakfast on Pluto,” “Lords of Dogtown,” “The Man,” “Yours, Mine and Ours,” “Alexander,” etc., etc. And for some unfathomable reason, they kept letting Rob Schneider make movies. What we can learn for 2006: Next time when you see a film trailer and think to yourself, “If these are the best scenes from this movie, then this movie must be really bad,” trust your instincts. last_img read more

DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – WATCH PART 3

first_imgDDTV: Part three of This World documentary is here. Part one and two are under news/features and part four is under features. DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – WATCH PART 3 was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – WATCH PART 3last_img read more