Month: December 2019

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, September 29Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, September 29

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he didn’t make a move for Anthony Martial because he was positive Monaco wouldn’t sell him. Martial, 19, joined Manchester United on transfer deadline day from Monaco for a jaw dropping fee of £36m and has been a big hit at Old Trafford so far. (Daily Star)Chelsea are considering a move for Porto midfielder Yacine Brahimi in the January transfer window. (Metro)Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has been sent back from a loan spell at Swindon Town after turning up late for training and then paying his £50 fine in pennies.(Daily Mail)Kevin De Bruyne’s wages have quadruped since joining Manchester City, according to Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs. De Bruyne swapped Germany for England this summer in a deal worth £52million, and Allofs admits it was impossible to keep hold of their star man following City’s big-money offer. (Daily Mail)Wayne Rooney has denied ever handing in a transfer request at Manchester United. The 29-year-old wanted to leave Old Trafford in 2010 and 2013 but says he never made his desire to depart official. (Daily Mirror)Victor Valdes is facing fresh humiliation at Manchester United after being forced to train on his own at a different time to his teammates. United boss Louis van Gaal has set new strict guidelines for the veteran keeper’s training schedule to keep him away from the rest of the senior players. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Jose Mourinho says none of his Chelsea players are ‘untouchable’Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool BOOST? Sought-after striker Alexandre Lacazette ‘hurt and disappointed’ by LyonEverton and Tottenham eyeing January move for Inter Milan defender Andrea RanocchiaInter Milan enter race for Man City and Man United target FabinhoMiddlesbrough give James Husband green light to extend Fulham loan dealBirmingham hand contract to former Borussia Dortmund youngster Emmanuel Mbendelast_img read more

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Plan would group, reform 44 troubled LAUSD schoolsPlan would group, reform 44 troubled LAUSD schools

first_imgBy Naush Boghossian STAFF WRITER Aiming to overhaul Los Angeles Unified’s lowest-performing schools, Superintendent David Brewer announced a plan Tuesday to essentially carve out a separate, targeted district for 44 of the neediest schools. Brewer’s senior staff and local superintendents are still developing details, but the new district would be made up of middle and high schools and would have its own rules of governance and separate curriculum and instructional planning. “It sure looks like the start of a breakup, which I think is something that is a long time in coming,” said Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, who submitted legislation proposing breaking LAUSD into smaller districts. But Brewer emphasized Tuesday that his plan is not necessarily to create a permanent structure. Instead, after schools improve they would return to governance under the general district. The 17 middle schools and 27 high schools in the special district would have their own superintendent and directors assigned to act as liaisons with central staff, Shiller said. The new district would include a new set of core curriculum at the schools and outline specific training for teachers. It also will address boosted school safety, smaller schools and community and parent partnerships. Under federal No Child Left Behind standards, LAUSD is in its third year of Program Improvement status, requiring LAUSD to develop a plan to help the lowest-performing schools. Brewer said a detailed plan is expected to be finished by Nov. 1 and presented to the board for approval by Nov. 13. Still, the plan drew concern from some that it is creating a fragmented district with even more bureaucracy and challenges. “I am worried the district is getting fragmented, and that does not necessarily mean it’s going to fix the problem,” 20-year school board member Julie Korenstein said. naush.boghossian@dailynews.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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBrewer hopes to launch the district next fall and said schools in the group would be candidates for drastic reforms such as all-boys’ academies and neighborhood literacy centers for parents. The plan is the latest designed to create separate, smaller groups of schools out of the massive bureaucracy of the LAUSD system. “We’re looking to try to reduce the size of the current local eight districts and bring these middle schools and high schools into one supervisory structure so that focused attention can be placed on these schools for improvement,” said Robert Schiller, a consultant hired by Brewer to help develop the plan. Brewer’s plan comes in addition to a previously announced plan under which Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will manage more than 30,000 students in two groups of schools designated as among the district’s lowest-performing. On top of that plan, Brewer’s proposal would pull at least 105,000 additional students out of the district’s 708,000 population into a separate governance structure. last_img read more

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Street race crash leaves 4-year-old fighting for lifeStreet race crash leaves 4-year-old fighting for life

first_imgRESEDA – A 4-year-old child is clinging to life after suffering critical wounds in a car crash caused by street racers who were booked into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, news reports and authorities said. The crash, which also critically injured the child’s mother and sibling, occurred in the 17000 block of W. Sherman Way at about 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. The 4-year-old was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center. Fox 11 News initially reported that the child had died, but Capt. Ronald Marbrey of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic department said the child is in grave condition and is not expected to live. If the patient dies, Marbury said the racing drivers could face murder charges. The 31-year-old mother, Syeda Arif, was taken by ambulance to Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Her 2.5-year-old child was airlifted to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City A spokeswoman for Northridge hospital said the woman lost one of her legs in the accident and the other might have to be amputated. The drivers of a black Nissan and a red Camaro were street racing, police said. Officer Norma Eisenman, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman, identified the suspects as Brian Barnes, 44, of Northridge and Armando Gamboa Ayon, 19, of Pacoima. Marbrey said the two cars were jockeying for position, cutting each other off at speeds between 50-and-90-mph. The mother and her two children were caught between two parked cars that crushed them when the Nissan plowed into the rear car. “This incident did not have to happen,” LAPD Capt. Ron Marbrey told NBC4 at a late-morning news conference. “The mother … is probably going to lose a leg, and the other leg is severely crushed.” 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!last_img read more

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Playing solo is a skill for lifePlaying solo is a skill for life

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“A new addition is wonderful but also can be stressful on everyone, especially siblings. It sounds like your 4-year-old needs some extra attention,” says a mother in Cary, N.C. “Do you have relatives close by that can help? Perhaps take the 4-year-old for some special time?” Other ideas from the Cary mom: Let the middle child be a mother’s helper. When you feed the baby, have him sit and look at books next to you or help you. Get a doll for him to pretend to feed and change. Boys need to learn nurturing skills, too. As you watch him play, compliment how nicely he plays and tell him he will be a good teacher to his baby sister. Question: “Lately, my 4-year-old son has had trouble playing by himself. He is at loose ends when his brother, who is 6, is not home. We recently had a baby girl, and while I can attribute some of my son’s behavior to new-baby anxiety, I can’t dismiss it. We can’t do play dates all the time!” – A MOTHER IN RALEIGH, N.C. Answer: Learning how to play alone is a skill that lasts a lifetime. Take time just with him, even if it is only for a brief walk. Edward Christophersen, a psychologist, is author of Beyond Discipline: Parenting That Lasts a Lifetime (Overland Press, 1997 $14.95). He wrote these tips for the University of Michigan Health System on how to teach a child to play independently for longer periods of time: Determine how long your child is now playing or engaging in any specific activity, such as coloring or reading. It may be only one to five minutes. Pick a time to work on increasing your child’s attention span each day. Your child will need a routine to make the process easier. Ask your child to engage in the activity you have chosen, such as playing quietly, for an amount of time you feel certain he can manage, maybe five minutes. Set a portable kitchen timer. Gradually increase the time for the activity. The amount of increase depends on your child. Model the behavior you expect your child to have. For example, if you would like your child to read more, it’s important that he see you enjoying reading. Another mother of two boys found the younger one needed some special activities to keep himself busy: She kept a lower cabinet in the kitchen just for her younger son. In it he had a number of small pots, pans and kitchen utensils and play-dough. The boy usually had a mandatory “quiet” time every afternoon for 15 to 30 minutes in which he could look at books. He used his imagination and kept battles going with Play-Mobil toys. Can you help? Q: “My son is 4. He has been in day care since he was 6months old and in Head Start since 3 years old. I have been having problems with him disrupting the class, hitting, kicking and not listening to his teacher. His father just deployed to Iraq three months ago. He always did better if he had a male teacher around him. I have put him in time out, I’ve put away toys and taken outside time from him. I am running out of options.” – A MOTHER IN COLUMBUS, GA. Betsy Flagler, a journalist based in Davidson, N.C., teaches preschool and is the mother of a teen-age son. If you have tips or questions, please e-mail us at p2ptips@att.net or call Parent to Parent at 704-236-9510.160Want 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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Daughter, 13, expands role from caregiver to advocateDaughter, 13, expands role from caregiver to advocate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She has raised awareness about the disease by lobbying Sacramento lawmakers about the importance of funding Alzheimer’s research, appearing in an Alzheimer’s Association video and sharing her story with others. The family also was featured this year in an article in Newsweek magazine. In recognition of her efforts, Lindsey was named Caregiver of the Year by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Southland chapter. “It’s unbelievable to be getting this,” she said. “At the same time, if my father wasn’t ill I wouldn’t be getting this award, so it’s kind of bittersweet.” Lindsey will be honored in March at the 16th annual Night at Sardi’s at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, an event that traditionally raises more than $1million to fight Alzheimer’s. “She has been a hands-on caregiver for most of her young life,” chapter spokeswoman Barbara Goen said. “She exemplifies the fact that this disease touches young people. It’s not simply what many people see as an old person’s problem.” Charles Jordan’s symptoms began with confusion, misplacing things and being unable to find his way to work as a radiology technician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. His condition worsened, and looking after him became a round-the-clock job – not only caring for his personal needs, but “losing and finding him” as well, Darlene said. Once, the family found Charles more than three miles from their home, walking down Sierra Highway in his slippers and holding car battery cables. “My son asked, `What are you doing?’ and he said, `I’m going to find me a car,”‘ she said. The family placed Charles into the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles in May after he hit a fellow patient at a Lancaster adult day-care center. Last month, they made the difficult decision to move him to a nursing home in Chatsworth. Darlene Jordan, a marketing representative for HomeTown Buffet restaurant, and her husband have been together 23 years and married for 17. “Lindsey is so strong. Me, I’m an absolute emotional wreck,” Darlene said. “In May, I couldn’t go out of the house. I couldn’t talk to people. Every time someone asked me about Charles, I would start crying.” The teenager now plans to start a support group for other teens whose parents have Alzheimer’s. “Caregiving gives you the opportunity to educate others,” she said. “That’s one of the good things that comes out of this.” karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 476-4586 If you go A silent auction and concert to benefit Charles Jordan’s family will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10. Call (661) 723-5950.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Thirteen-year-old Lindsey Jordan sings and acts, but for most of her life, she’s had a real-life role foreign to most children – caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s. Her father, Charles, began showing signs of dementia in his late 40s and in 2002, at age 51, was diagnosed with the disease, becoming one of a growing number of people with early-onset Alzheimer’s. “Lindsey doesn’t remember her dad ever working,” said her mother, Darlene, 50. “All she remembers is him being ill.” Rather than be defeated by the mind-ravaging ailment that has robbed her of her father, Lindsey has expanded her role of caregiver to include that of an advocate. last_img

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Woman refused to hand over childrenWoman refused to hand over children

first_imgDIAMOND BAR – After losing sole custody of her three sons last week, a Diamond Bar woman and her husband fled with the boys rather than turn them over Sunday to their grandfather – Rep. Gary Miller – family members and officials said Tuesday. Investigators were looking in Las Vegas for Jennifer DeJongh, her husband George, of Diamond Bar, and the woman’s three sons with Brian Miller. DeJongh has been embroiled with Miller in a bitter custody dispute marked by allegations of abuse and denial of parental rights. The woman’s family said they have had no contact with her since Sunday. That same day she missed a court order, issued Friday, to bring Brian Miller, 8, and twins Evan and Christian, 6, to the Diamond Bar home of Brea Republican Gary Miller. “We got hosed in court,” said Jennifer DeJongh’s father, Jude Lopez Sr., on Tuesday. “We can fight, but we know these stipulations are going to be approved in court.” Lopez said his daughter and Brian Miller have never been married and their children lived at his home in Diamond Bar for their entire lives. DeJongh failed to turn them over the congressman Sunday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “The reason why we are involved is that she was supposed to come with the kids to a location that was either the court or the home,” Whitmore said. “She didn’t show, and we became involved because this is a child abduction.” The FBI said it had offered support in the search. On Friday, the 30-year-old DeJongh was ordered to turn over the children to Gary and Cathy Miller until Feb. 6, according to court documents. Records show DeJongh, a former beauty queen, and Brian Miller were given joint custody of the children. Superior Court Judge Marjorie Steinberg also ruled DeJongh could only have supervised visits with the children for three hours a week until further notice. The Nov. 13 order is signed by both Brian Miller and DeJongh, who is identified in the court papers as Jennifer Lopez. DeJongh’s argument for sole custody includes Brian Miller’s 2000 guilty plea to charges of spousal and child abuse. He was ordered to serve four years probation and perform 224 hours of community service, according to Orange County Superior Court documents. The children were reported missing at about 1:30 p.m Monday from their Diamond Bar residence in the 22000 block of Cello Drive, sheriff’s officials said. Family members, including DeJongh’s father and brother, doubt she will return home anytime soon. “That’s the way it seems,” said her brother, Jude Lopez Jr. Gary Miller represents the 42nd Congressional District, which includes Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights, Whittier, Brea, Chino and Chino Hills. Miller did not return several phone calls Tuesday seeking comment. But, speaking to talk show hosts John and Ken on KFI on Tuesday, Miller denied allegations of the Lopez family that his son molested any of the children. “It’s a lie,” Miller said. “Let me tell you one thing, for a presiding judge to take the children away from a mother, it’s almost unheard of. A judge would never give the children to a man who has molested his children.” Miller also said Jennifer DeJongh applied for U.S. Passports for herself and the children three weeks ago and picked them up last week. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the boys is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (909) 595-2264. frank.girardot@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 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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FRUSTRATION AS DONEGAL BUILDING SUPPLIERS CLOSES ITS DOORSFRUSTRATION AS DONEGAL BUILDING SUPPLIERS CLOSES ITS DOORS

first_imgOne of Donegal’s biggest building suppliers has closed its doors.McMahon’s of Ballyraine, Letterkenny fininshed trading last Thursday.The company had previously traded as James Johnston and Sons but was bought out by the McMahon Group a number of years ago. It is understood a number of jobs have been lost as a result of the closure.The company says that it will continue to trade at its branch in Derry and that all existing customers will have any contracts honoured.It is understood the company in Letterkenny has suffered as a result of the downturn in the building trade for some time.One building source told Donegal Daily that stock in the shop has been at a minimum for a number of months. “It’s a pity because Johnston’s were a hugely respected business and McMahons took up where they left off.“Unfortunately this is just a knock-on from the recession,” he said. FRUSTRATION AS DONEGAL BUILDING SUPPLIERS CLOSES ITS DOORS was last modified: September 10th, 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:James Johnston and SonsletterkennyMcMahonslast_img read more

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€33k CEADAITHE DO MHUINTEARAS TEO AG AN AIRE STÁIT McHUGH€33k CEADAITHE DO MHUINTEARAS TEO AG AN AIRE STÁIT McHUGH

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh€33,480 ceadaithe do Mhuintearas Teo., Co Dhún na nGall ag an Aire Stáit McHughD’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas de €33,480 ceadaithe aige do Mhuintearas Teo., Gaoth Dobhair, Co Dhún na nGall, chun veain a cheannach. Beidh an veain seo á húsáid ag Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair agus eagrais eile sa cheantar a chuidíonn le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge.Ag fógairt an deontais seo, dúirt an tAire Stáit McHugh, “Tá obair ar dóigh á déanamh ag Muintearas agus Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair i gcur chun cinn na Gaeilge, go háirithe i measc an aois óig agus fosta tríd an tacaíocht a chuireann siad ar fáil do theaghlaigh Gaeltachta atá ag tógáil clainne trí Ghaeilge. Tá lúcháir orm a bheith in ann an deontas seo a cheadú.”  €33,480 sanctioned for Muintearas Teo., Co. Donegal by Minister of State McHughThe Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of €33,480 for Muintearas Teo., Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal, to purchase a van. The van will be used by Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair and other organisations in the area which help to promote the Irish language.Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said “Muintearas and Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair are doing excellent work in promoting the Irish language, especially among young people and through the support they provide to Gaeltacht families raising their children through Irish. I am delighted to be in a position to sanction this grant.”  €33k CEADAITHE DO MHUINTEARAS TEO AG AN AIRE STÁIT McHUGH was last modified: October 19th, 2015 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:Joe McHughMuintearas Teolast_img read more

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Trebek has attack, is in hospitalTrebek has attack, is in hospital

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Thankfully it was a minor heart attack,” Ritter said. He did not give other details. A post on the official “Jeopardy!” Web site said Trebek was “resting comfortably in a Los Angeles hospital, and he will be back in the studio for the next scheduled tapings in January.” His heart attack was first reported by “Entertainment Tonight.” Trebek escaped a car crash unhurt in 2004 when he fell asleep at the wheel, sideswiped a string of mailboxes and wound up in a ditch, according to the California Highway Patrol. The Jan 30, 2004, accident happened in Templeton, near Trebek’s thoroughbred horse ranch. “Jeopardy!,” which bills itself as “America’s favorite quiz show,” has been one of television’s top-rated syndicated programs for more than 20 years. The Canadian-born Trebek has been its host since 1984. He has been nominated numerous times for daytime Emmy Awards for game show host, winning twice, according to the “Jeopardy!” Web site. By Robert Jablon The Associated Press Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was hospitalized Tuesday after a minor heart attack, a spokesman for the game show said. Trebek, 67, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Monday night and was expected to remain there about two days for tests and observation, said show spokesman Jeff Ritter. Trebek, who holds a philosophy degree from the University of Ottawa, was a TV and radio reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Company before moving to the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in 1998. He launched his U.S. game show career in 1983 as host of a show called “The Wizard of Odds.” Other shows he’s hosted include “Pitfall,” “Battlestars,” “The $128,000 Question,” “Double Dare,” “High Rollers,” “Strategy” and “Reach for the Top.” He also hosts the annual National Geography Bee in the U.S. and Canada. Trebek and his wife, Jean, have two children.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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Men’s top 25: BC drops to 0-2 in ACCMen’s top 25: BC drops to 0-2 in ACC

first_img Zam Fredrick made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 33.5 seconds left, and the Yellow Jackets held the Eagles (11-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) without a field goal for more than 11 minutes. 1 Duke 82, at Wake Forest 64 J.J. Redick scored 32 points with old nemesis Chris Paul watching from a front-row seat to lead the Blue Devils (14-0, 2-0 ACC). Paul, a former Wake Forest star, is a rookie with the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets. at 4 Memphis 73, Winthrop 63 Rodney Carney had 21 points and Darius Washington scored seven of his 14 during a key stretch to help the Tigers (13-2). Carney shot 7 of 14, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range. at Ga. Tech 60, 11 Boston Coll. 58 center_img 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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