Arsenal and Liverpool set for transfer disappointment as target reveals Juventus talks

first_img1 Alvaro Morata Arsenal and Liverpool target Alvaro Morata has revealed he is in talks with Juventus about renewing his contract.The 23-year-old striker has been on the radar of both English clubs since he swapped Real Madrid for Turin last year.Madrid themselves have a buy-back option on their former player, but Morata insists he is happy in Italy and has no intention of returning to Spain.The forward, who has scored 16 Serie A goals since his arrival, is under contract until 2019 but he has now confirmed he is in discussions with the club about improving his terms.The news would come as a blow to both Liverpool and Arsenal, who have both been heavily linked with the Spain international in the past six months.Morata told Spanish radio station Onda Cero: “We are talking with Juventus to renew my contract, but there is no hurry.“Juventus signed a youngster who played little time at Real Madrid, not Europe’s top goalscorer.”last_img read more

Fatal crash haunts student’s family

first_imgTEMPLE CITY – Angela Chung, a student on the dean’s list at Woodbury University, spent the last night of her life studying for finals. It was not an unusual way for the 19-year-old to spend a Saturday night, her family said. Most of her time was spent working to pay her way through college, they said, while volunteering with every charity she could find time for and working hard to achieve her dream of being a human resources manager for a major company. But, driving back from her boyfriend’s dormitory at UCLA in the early hours of Sunday morning, her car was struck just blocks from home by an alleged street-racer trying to evade authorities. Now, Angela Chung’s family and friends have set up a memorial on the northeast corner of the Las Tunas Drive and Rosemead Boulevard, where her car was struck. Flowers, candles and a teddy bear surround a framed picture of the young woman described by family members as “goal-driven” with a “bubbly” personality. “She was always laughing and had a big smile on her face,” Olivia Chung said Tuesday. Angela Chung also worked part time as a concierge at the Westfield Santa Anita mall and volunteered for the Red Cross, Tournament of Roses and the AIDS Walk among other activities, family members said. Angela’s oldest sister, Staci Chung, 28, was returning from her honeymoon in Europe when the incident occurred. While her flight from Paris was laid over in Chicago, Staci spoke with her family. “They told me to come straight home,” she said. “They said my grandpa was sick.” When she arrived, she saw her grandfather alive and well, but noticed a picture of Angela sitting on the kitchen table where several members of her extended family had gathered. Her aunt broke the news. “The last time I saw \ was the day after my wedding – she was one of my bridesmaid, and I thanked her for all of her hard work,” Staci said with tears welling in her eyes. “I told her `I’ll see you when I get back.”‘ As the family struggles to come to grips with the tragedy they hope the incident can serve as a warning to anyone thinking of street racing. “We want to tell all the young people not to do the street racing. It’s irresponsible and dangerous,” Michael Chung said. “Look what happened to us.” Olivia Chung added: “It’s unfortunate because this young girl was trying to do something for her own pride and ended up taking my sister’s life.” Though their daughter and sister is gone, the Chungs are surrounded by reminders of her. Inside their home sits a small shrine surrounded by flowers and candles. Co-worker and friend Julia Dominguez believes she can still feel Angela’s presence, and said she felt it the morning Angela died, when she herself was involved in a bad accident. Dominguez was involved in a freeway accident that caved in the roof of her car, yet walked away without a scratch, she said. “I was walking away from the accident when I got the call that (Angela) had died,” Dominguez said. “It was like she was my angel watching over me.” Family members said a viewing will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier; a funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the SkyRose Chapel. Family members ask that attendees donate to the Angela Chung Memorial Fund, which will go toward funeral expenses and a scholarship to be given at Woodbury University. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsShe was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in critical condition and authorities were sent to the home where she lives with her parents. “The police came up to the door and our dogs didn’t bark,” said Angela’s father, Michael Chung. “I felt something was wrong.” Michael and his wife, Lynn, rushed to the hospital, where Angela died around 2:30 a.m. “It was just surreal,” said Angela’s 21-year-old sister, Olivia Chung, who lives in San Diego. The suspect in the incident, which also injured two others, is a 17-year-old girl from Rosemead who was allegedly racing another vehicle. She is being charged with four felony counts including vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and evading an officer causing death, officials from the District Attorney’s Office said. last_img

Italy v Spain: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_img1 Every Game, Every Goal, Every DayOne of the most eye-catching clashes from Euro 2016 takes place on Monday evening – as Italy come up against holders Spain. The game kicks off at 5pm at Stade de France and it is live on talkSPORT. Antonio Conte’s Italy were winners of Group E – after edging ahead of Belgium on their head-to-head record – while defeat in their final game with Croatia meant Spain would finish runners-up in Group D.  LIVE on talkSPORT: Italy v Spain – click here for live commentary from the Stade de France in Paris at 5pm (BST) on June 27, 2016.Spain will be hoping to book their place in the quarter finals to keep their hopes alive of winning the tournament for a third time in a row.The Italians – four time winners of the World Cup – have triumphed in this competition just once – in 1968. They came close last time in 2012, as they were beaten by Vicente del Bosque’s side in the final. Confirmed team news:Italy XI: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, De Sciglio, Pelle, Eder. Substitutes: Sirigu, Darmian, Ogbonna, Candreva, Zaza, Thiago Motta, Immobile, Sturaro, Insigne, Bernardeschi, El Shaarawy, Marchetti.Spain XI: De Gea, Juanfran, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Fabregas, Busquets, Iniesta, Silva, Morata, Nolito. Substitutes: Casillas, Azpilicueta, Bartra, Koke, Lucas, Pedro, Bellerin, Thiago, San Jose, Bruno, Aduriz, Sergio Rico. The game – a repeat of the Euro 2012 final – kicks off at 5pm at Stade de France last_img read more

Stepheson carries H.-W.

first_imgThe Loyola of Los Angeles boys’ basketball team tried just about everything it could to stop Alex Stepheson on Wednesday, using man on man defense at first, double and triple teams next before sending as many as four players in his direction. Nothing worked. “Those types of plays change the momentum of a game,” said Stepheson, who scored 15 in the first half. Loyola was resilient, though, and went on a 12-0 run when Stepheson left toward the end of the second quarter. Mark Hall, who finished with 20 points, and Keyon Mitchell keyed the spurt, one which ended when Jon Sebastian hit a mid-range jumper to give Harvard-westlake a 35-33 lead at intermission. The Wolverines opened the second half with a sense of urgency and moved out to a 56-42 lead at the 2:06 mark of the third quarter. Loyola answered, clamping down on Stepheson, turning good defense into better offense. The Cubs went on a 7-0 run to cut into the deficit and got as close as 58-55 after a Hall layup to begin the fourth quarter. The Wolverines’ Kieran Ramsey made his presence felt in the fourth quarter, scoring nine of his 17 points. His layup with 5:23 left gave Harvard-Westlake a 7-point lead and a pair of free-throws with 1:28 remaining made it a 69-62 score. “This was a big game for us against our rival,” Hilliard said. “You throw the book out in these games and have to come out and play hard.” Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The lack of an inside presence was a glaring problem, particularly in the first half for the Cubs (11-5, 2-1), who had no players taller than 6-foot-4. The North Carolina-bound Stepheson scored at will in the opening minutes, highlighted by a follow up dunk over a pair of Cubs to give Harvard-Westlake (14-4, 3-0) a 10-6 lead with 4:10 remaining in the first quarter. Minutes later, he split two defenders and hit a pull-up jumper to make it a 16-13 game. He was equally imposing on the defensive end of the floor, blocking a Mark Crawford shot and sending the ball well into the second row of the stands behind the Wolverines bench. Stepheson scored eight points in the first eight minutes of the game and it was more of the same in the second quarter. He hit a bucket underneath to give the Wolverines a 20-15 lead and made three of four free-throws to extend the advantage to 10 points midway through. With 2:45 remaining in the half, Stepheson grabbed a rebound off a Corey Kelly miss, took a one bounce dribble and went up strong for a two-handed dunk to give Wolverines a 12-point lead and sent the home crowd into a frenzy, leaving most of the other fans in awe. center_img The 6-foot-8 Harvard-Westlake senior scored 21 points and added 25 rebounds and four blocks as the top-ranked Wolverines of Studio City defeated the visiting Cubs, 73-66, in a key game at the early stages of Mission League play. “They were bringing several guys at him tonight and he still had his way,” Harvard-Westlake coach Greg Hilliard said. “We took advantage at every opportunity.” last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Deputy Pearse Doherty has today criticised the new Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar for his refusal to, at the very least, link state contributions paid to community and social enterprises to minimum wage rates in future.Deputy Doherty’s remarks come following correspondence from the Minister this week in which he indicates that there are no plans to set funding amounts allocated to social enterprises through the Department’s Community Services Programme (CSP) to the minimum rate of pay as determined by the Minimum Wage.Deputy Doherty says the Minister’s comments are yet another huge blow for community companies and has shown that the new Government will not offer any additional support to community companies. Deputy Doherty told Donegal Daily: “The Community Services Programme is financed by the Department of Social Protection and provides grants to community businesses that deliver services and create much needed employment for people from disadvantaged groups, including a number of companies based here in Donegal.“Community based companies from all across the county have been in contact with me over the last number of months to express their growing anger and frustration at the previous Government’s decision not to increase funding levels paid to them through the scheme in line with the most recent  increase to the Minimum wage.“In fact, I raised the issue at the start of the year with the previous Minister as many of these companies feared for their survival should allocations paid to them not increase proportionately in order to off-set the additional overheads incurred as a result of the 50 cent per hour Minimum wage increase which took effect at the start of the year.“The then Minister refused to agree to any such increase but instead took the line that the fund is paid to service providers on the basis that they are not fully self-financing and that it is only a contribution towards wage and running costs and is therefore not intended to fully meet a company’s liabilities in respect of either of these costs. “In recent days, and following the appointment of the Minister’s successor, CSP companies have asked that the issue of funding once again be raised with the new Minister for Social Protection in the hope that the Government would have considered changing its position in relation to the scheme.“However, the Minister has confirmed to me this week through a Dáil Question that the Government’s position has not changed and has stated that he is satisfied that current CSP funding is adequate to meet the needs of the scheme.“This confirmation from the Minister, while not surprising, is yet another blow to social enterprises in Donegal which carry out such tremendous work in their local communities and provide local people with employment opportunities, without which, would otherwise not exist.“While this news is obviously extremely disappointing for CSP businesses and all those who avail of their services, I and my party colleagues will continue to fight their corner and speak up for all those who depend on social enterprise and the opportunities which they provide to communities across the state.” ‘VARADKAR WON’T INCREASE COMMUNITY GRANTS TO COVER RISE IN MINIMUM WAGE COST’ was last modified: May 26th, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal dance group is to represent Ireland in the World Crew Dance Championships.Algorythms, the adult dance group from Fox N Crew, based in Letterkenny, will head to the UK in May to compete against some of the top dance crews in the world.This is an amazing achievement as hundreds of Ireland’s top champion crews flocked to the qualifiers in hope to get the chance to represent their country at the highest level. However Algorythm’s Ashley Fox, Dario McCormack, Rachael McGettigan and Shannon Halligan did just that by dazzling spectators and the judges with their top class routines and their originality.Not only will this crew be dancing against the worlds top dancers, but they will also be competing against their ideals, with members of the well known UK crews including Diversity and also Unity.Fox n crew has been branded one of ireland’s top dance schools, specialising in all styles of hiphop/street and modern dance, taught by a trained professional and qualified dance teacher.Recent years have seen dancers from this school win thousands of trophies from Irish championships, many firsts in world championships in Poland, Germany, UK, contestants on the all Ireland talent show and winners of RTE supercrew, where one of our younger dancers worked alongside Jedward, Louis Walsh and Linda Martin in a production held the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Teacher Kim Fox said all the club’s attention will now be focused on May and doing their best at the world championships. DONEGAL DANCE GROUP TO REPRESENT IRELAND IN WORLD CREW CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: February 7th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:AlgorythmsFox N CRewWorld Crew Dance Championshipslast_img read more


first_imgThe community of Trentagh must have been praying hard to the Sun Gods at the weekend when they enjoyed glorious sunshine for their annual Fun Weekend.Large crowds up for the fun in the sun which included a car treasure hunt, clay pigeon shoot, digger competition, car-bot sale, horse-show throwing event and much, much more.Here are just some of the snapshots from what was a terrific event. Make sure you get there next year! TRENTAGH’S FUN WEEKEND IN THE SUN – IN PICTURES! was last modified: June 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Trentagh Fun Weekendlast_img read more


first_imgSt Johnston Cricket club put their bats down to put their hearts to the test last weekend. The cricketers were the most recent Irish club randomly selected as winners to undergo vital and potentially life-saving heart screenings as part of ‘The Big Screen’ initiative by laya healthcare. Over the weekend, forty-five members attended the screening that was held at their clubhouse.The cardiac screening that each of the players received can help detect underlying conditions that may lead to or cause Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), heart attacks and other cardiac-related conditions.Founded in 1898, St Johnston Cricket Club has played competitive league cricket with the North West of Ireland Cricket Union since 1922.The club caters for a wide range of age groups and levels with an underage boy’s teams, a ladies team and adult men’s teams. At the moment the club is thriving with a strong youth element. Over the years they have had players from the club representing the North West region, Ulster and even Ireland. During the club’s golden era in the 1980s Paul Wallace played for the Irish men’s team and this year the club was extremely proud to have Ryan Macbeth represent them on the Irish under 15 team in their tournament in England.Players can really benefit from the reassurance of having cardiac screening, this reassurance is being offered by laya healthcare’s ‘Big Screen’ campaign, Ireland’s biggest-ever free mobile cardiac screening initiative, which is open to all sports and social clubs in Ireland.Gail Macbeth, St Johnston Cricket Club, said: “We were delighted when we heard we were one of the lucky winners of the laya healthcare ‘Big Screen’ initiative. We would encourage all clubs across the country to enter as preventing SADS is so important, and strikes the sporting world too often. Thanks laya healthcare for ensuring we have healthy hearts. ”Dónal Clancy, Managing Director of laya healthcare said “Approximately 100 young people under 35 years die in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) each year. That’s 100 people too many in our view. It can strike without warning and affect super-fit athletes as well as ordinary young people.At laya healthcare we are investing close to €1 million to help increase public awareness of SADS and make a difference by providing free screenings to our 475,000 members. Sports and social clubs across Ireland, no matter how big or small, can nominate themselves for screenings until the campaign ends in November. The good news is that most of the conditions that cause SADS can be treated so if we save even one life with our ‘Big Screen’ campaign, then it will all have been worth it.”Cardiac screening involves an ECG carried out by a medical doctor, along with a thorough clinical examination. The results of the test are reviewed and reported by a consultant Cardiologist. The laya healthcare ‘Big Screen’ campaign is open to all types of sports and social clubs, no matter how big or small, or what level of skill or fitness is involved. Whether you are a rugby club, swimming group, dance troop, hill walking society, karate club, GAA club or more, laya healthcare is calling on you today to get involved!To nominate your club for free heart screenings please visit, click ‘like’ to find out more and nominate your club. For more information visit CRICKET CLUB SHOWS WHY IT HAS A HEART! was last modified: October 9th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:heart screeningST JOhnston Cricket Clublast_img read more

Giant Amgen growing

first_imgTHOUSAND OAKS – Biotechnology leader Amgen Inc., maxed out at its 130-acre headquarters, announced a billion-dollar worldwide expansion of its international research facilities on Tuesday. The biggest part of this international largess will go to Cork, Ireland, where a new 1,100-worker campus will develop, manufacture and fulfill orders for the world’s largest biotech company’s European operations. Amgen will also beef up facilities at its San Francisco, Seattle and Cambridge, Mass., locations. In the United Kingdom, the company will upgrade its center for research and development at Cambridge, England, and build a new one in Uxbridge, England. To bolster operations at its sites, Amgen plans to add 1,000 employees to its current worldwide work force of more than 14,000. “The objective here is straight growth,” said Fabrizio Bonanni, senior vice president of manufacturing. “In our industry, that means new products approaching the end of the pipeline that’ll help people with serious diseases. If they’re approved, it’ll make a world of difference for people who are very sick. This is confirmation that we believe in the pipeline and that these drugs will be a reality.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Amgen expects to break ground on the Ireland facility later this year and to have it open by 2009. Except for a few senior management positions, jobs will be filled with applicants prepared in the country’s strong educational system and current biotech industry. In addition to the Irish and English growth, the company announced Tuesday that it has relocated its European headquarters from Lucerne to Zug, Switzerland, and formed a subsidiary, Amgen International, to target additional markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. “It’s also important strategically, in terms of how they’re viewed as a leading biotech company,” Shiv Kapoor, principal and senior research analyst for Montgomery & Co., LLC, in San Francisco. “Genentech has been doing a lot of upgrading on their manufacturing in the last few years, so they boast that they’ve got the largest capacity in the world. The question is: Will Amgen be left behind if it does not do this? It’s a very good strategic move to spend at least what your competitors are spending.” Amgen, which will issue its fourth-quarter and full-year reports on Thursday, saw its shares inch up 4 cents, or .05 percent, to close at $74.94 on Tuesday. Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 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