Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 22

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United have been in secret talks to try to buy 23-year-old Barcelona forward Neymar. (The Sun)  Chelsea have agreed a £69m deal to sign 22-year-old Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, while attacking midfielders Oscar, 23, Willian, 27, and Juan Cuadrado, 27, could go the other way. (The Sun)  The Blues are ready to spend a combined £100m on former Manchester United youngster Pogba and Everton defender John Stones, 21. (Daily Star) Manchester City are expected to announce they have agreed a £50m fee with Wolfsburg for Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 24, over the weekend. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United are demanding that Real Madrid pay £29m for Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, 24 – or £22m plus 28-year-old Costa Rican Keylor Navas. (Marca) Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says everyone in his squad is for sale, adding: “If the player wants to go, he can go.” (Metro) The Black Cats will try to get Sam Allardyce to replace Advocaat if he decides to leave. (Daily Mirror) Bournemouth have bid about £5m for 31-year-old Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray. (Guardian) Norwich City have failed in a approach to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin, despite being prepared to offer £14m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, 27, is a target for West Brom after their bid to sign Tottenham’s Federico Fazio, 28, collapsed. (The Sun) Sevilla have made an approach to sign Andy Carroll on loan, despite the 26-year-old England striker not being fit to play for West Ham. (The Times) Sunderland have made a move to sign Napoli’s Dutch international Jonathan de Guzman, 27, on loan. (Daily Mail) West Ham want QPR goalkeeper Rob Green, 35, but are not willing to meet his £50,000-a-week wage demands. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest headlines…Paris Saint-Germain open talks with Manchester United target Fabio CoentraoLazio warn clubs ex-West Ham and Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is not for saleArsenal blow! Lyon make move for midfielder Marcelo BrozovicLiverpool put on red alert as Lazio make Keita Balde Diao available to clubsMan City transfer news: Deal for Kevin De Bruyne close as Wolfsburg star agrees personal termsCrystal Palace Alan Pardew eyeing reunion with former Newcastle defender Davide SantonReports – Man City starlet signs for MarseilleArsenal ‘not close’ to new signing, admits Wenger Transfer rumours and paper review 1last_img read more

‘Tottenham are a name at home and in Europe’ – Mauricio Pochettino convinced Spurs can attract star players

first_img1 Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham can attract star names in the January transfer window – not just promising youngsters.Pochettino’s revamping of the Spurs squad has been driven by a strong faith in youth, with the likes of Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Dele Alli all thriving under the Argentinian.Alli admitted the opportunities for young players was a key factor in his decision to move to White Hart Lane and the club continued that trend with five players selected in the latest England squad.Pochettino is proud of Tottenham’s reputation for promoting youth but believes his team’s progress means they can also lure proven quality as well as up and coming talent.“We only have a few places left. It is impossible to bring 20 or 30 players in,” Pochettino said.“But today Tottenham is a very attractive club, not only for youngsters but all players.“The way we respect the players, the way we try to play – for the big players and the young players it is a fantastic club.“Tottenham today is one of the most attractive clubs in the world for all players, not just young players. We are starting to be attractive.“Tottenham are a name at home and in Europe and now we need to be clever to improve.”last_img read more

Is there still room for misfiring Mitrovic? Predicted Newcastle XI

first_img 2. Fabricio Coloccini (centre back) – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Newcastle line up in squad number order 11 11 Newcastle and Man United clash at St James’ Park tonight, with both languishing near the bottom of the Premier League form guide.The Magpies have lost their last three league games and know only a win against the Red Devils will be enough to drag them out of the drop zone.It’s been a punishing winter schedule for Steve McClaren’s men, and many of the players from a strong-looking Newcastle team that lost to Watford in the FA Cup third round will start tonight’s fixture.It was another disappointing performance for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who works hard but has struggled to finish during his time on Tyneside. The Magpies have a lack of options up front but Siem de Jong will be hopeful of a recall to the Newcastle attack.De Jong hasn’t started a game since the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in December, so it remains to be seen whether McClaren will favour him a position in the first XI.Newcastle fans will be boosted with the signing of Henri Saivet and the incoming Jonjo Shelvey, but both players look unlikely to feature as this game comes around too soon.Rolando Aarons and Emmanuel Riviere have returned to first team training, but will McClaren be ready to change up the side he’s persevered with over the last few games?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted line up.POSSIBLE MAN UNITED LINE UP FOR NEWCASTLE GAME 17. Ayoze Perez (striker) 11 18. Chancel Mbemba (centre back) 11 11 3. Paul Dummett (left back) 4. Jack Colback (centre midfield) 11 11 24. Cheick Tiote (centre midfield) 45. Aleksandar Mitrovic 22. Daryl Janmaat (right back) 11 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (winger) 11 7. Moussa Sissoko (winger) 11 11 21. Rob Elliot (goalkeeper) last_img read more

Liverpool and Tottenham favoured ahead of Man United for Europa League glory

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Premier League trio Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham moved into the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night.Liverpool and Spurs are 15/2 to win the competition, while United are priced at 9/1, with Borussia Dortmund currently heading the betting.Meanwhile, Chelsea are continuing their search for a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho and betting has been suspended on Antonio Conte getting the job amid fevered speculation he is Stamford Bridge-bound.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Even amid fire losses, residents thankful for lives

first_imgWhen she went back inside, after watching the home next door burn, she found a message: “Saved.” It was signed “Long Beach Fire Department.” She sought out the firefighters to thank them and opened her arms to the crew’s chief. “He said, `You don’t want to hug me.’ I said, `You bet your butt I want to hug you.’ And I hugged every one of them.” In Latigo Canyon, fire crews and water trucks waited patiently for Southern California Edison crews to clear downed power lines from the narrow roads. Rick Hernandez, 50, of Agoura Hills had come to help rescue two horses on his friend’s property in the canyon. At midday, Hernandez waited his turn to move his horse trailer up to his friend’s home. He said an official told him: “If you’re going to evacuate horses, I’ll let you go up, but you may not get very far.” Malibu City Councilman Ken Kearsley, who had weathered earlier firestorms, said he refused to evacuate because he had cleared a wide area around his home, which is along a creek. “You figure what your life is worth,” Kearsley said. “It’s not worth a house. I got the car out and was ready to go. I figured if it got to my trees, I was outta here. But it never did.” Kearsley said he beat back embers flying through the air from the main fire. “You fight it,” he said. “You’re out with buckets, and you’re out with hoses, and you’re out with burlap bags, and you fight it.” As she stood on the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway, Wendy Kappas knew her home was gone because she could see the retaining wall built behind it. She and her husband, Michael, had been building their Tantalus Drive home for three years. “We just put the roof on this week,” she said. The doors and windows were to be installed in two weeks. The couple planned to move into the house in February or March. Now they will start all over again. “You have to do it,” she said. “It is an absolutely gorgeous property.” She heard from a neighbor that her guest house, also under construction, survived. The couple will stay at their Malibu condo until they rebuild. The condo itself burned in a 1998 electrical fire and the couple rebuilt it. “Maybe we aren’t supposed to be here,” Kappas said halfheartedly. “Maybe someone is trying to tell us something.” Deborah Congdon-Abrams, a 53-year-old mortgage broker, lives next to Kappas and said she woke about 4 a.m. to the smell of smoke in her Sycamore Meadows Drive home. She told her husband, Harold Abrams, to pack a suitcase while she grabbed financial records and photos. Congdon-Abrams is no stranger to wildfires. She lost everything – including her children’s scrapbooks, her great-grandmother’s rag doll and her grandmother’s jewelry box – in a 1993 Laguna Beach fire. “You have your life,” she said. “Everything else is replaceable.” The important thing is that her husband and their two Briard dogs, Dudley and Nikki, are fine, she said. At first, she was anxious about her home after a neighbor who stayed at his home told her that her garage had been damaged. But from where she stood on Pacific Coast Highway, once the smoke cleared, she could see her home’s red tile roof and it had survived. “Wow, look at that!” she exclaimed, watching helicopters dump water in the neighborhood. Tamara Noland and her 13-year-old daughter, Mathilda, woke about 3:30 a.m. to sounds of sirens on Corral Canyon Road, not far from where the fire started. “When you hear two or three (sirens), you think it’s a car accident,” Noland said. “When you hear six, seven, eight, then it’s a fire.” Noland said she and her daughter took nothing but the clothes they were wearing. “We just knew we had to get out of here fast,” she said. “And look at the shape of our house – obviously, we did have to get out of there.” Fire ate its way through half of their rented, single-story house. The Nolands will spend the night with friends, then return today to try to sift through the smoldering remains. Sea Breeze Drive in Corral Canyon was among the hardest-hit areas, with at least a dozen homes destroyed. But residents of the canyon community were well-prepared for fire. Victor Calandra, 48, used an industrial fire hose connected to a hydrant across the street to extinguish the smoky remains of his neighbor’s home to the left while firefighters mopped up the home to his right. Calandra’s own home survived. “I feel pretty lucky,” he said. Across the street, neighbor Derek Tabak saved his house from fire for the fifth time. “This is number five, much to my dismay,” he said, with eyes red from the smoke. “I have stayed here each time and always kept it from burning down. But this was the worst. We’ve never lost a house in this area.” Still, Tabak plans to stay put in Malibu. “This is a great place to live,” he said. Across the way, part of the Long Beach Fire Department, Engine One company, mopped up. Firefighter Jose Salazar spent the entire day on the street, spraying homes already engulfed and fighting off flames from dozens of others. Most of the residents had evacuated before Salazar and 20 other firefighters arrived around 6:30 a.m. As Calandra lent a hand, the worn-out crew admired his work. “We found some cats and a mule down there behind the home,” Salazar said. “We just said `Hi’ to (the mule) and let it go on its way.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even as flames scorched the area just days after Thanksgiving, Latigo Canyon resident Fern Lea Peter found much to be thankful for. Peter’s Latigo Canyon home, with a sweeping view of the Pacific, was saved by firefighters’ quick action. The 76-year-old said she awoke at 3 a.m. and found her wooden deck engulfed in flames, but firefighters were soon on the scene. “I have been here 48 years and have never seen a fire like this,” she said. “I grabbed my purse and my pillow – it’s what I like to sleep with. At that point, you’re not thinking. You’re absolutely out of it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The Fire Department came, and I said, `Please save my house.”‘ After the fire had passed, Peter acknowledged the loss of a portion of her home but was optimistic. “But I had Thanksgiving before, and I have my home – and that’s a nice thing.” At a Malibu mobile home park on Pacific Coast Highway, a woman who gave her name only as Cynthia mourned the loss of her greenery, but praised firefighters for saving her mobile home, three dogs and six cats. “I lost my backyard, my beautiful English garden … but I’ve got my house,” she said. last_img


first_imgThe Swilly Group are ‘driving’ Donegal workers to despair once again.The well-known Letterkenny-based driving school hit the headlines last month when it was asked to find dozens of bus drivers for Australian bus company Ventura.Now the company has been asked to assist in the recruitment of 20 Articulated Truck drivers for a major haulage company for work in Ireland. Drivers with an E+C licence, 2 driver CPC modules completed and a minimum of 2 years Artic driving experience are invited to apply for available driving positions.Successful applicants will be asked to complete a driving assessment in Dublin next week.For more information, Contact Susan at the Swilly Group offices on (074) 91 51212 or email your details to [email protected]  TRUCKING HELL – NOW SWILLY WANT ARTIC DRIVERS! was last modified: May 4th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher.MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the publication of a new report by the Irish Farmers Association entitled “Removing Barriers to Irish Aquaculture Development.”The report highlights the severe bureaucracy and red tape affecting the fish farming sector in Ireland.The findings of the report notes that the delays are preventing up to 2,000 new jobs and 60 million euro in lost investment in peripheral and coastal areas throughout Ireland. The Donegal politician insisted: “It is totally unacceptable that up to 600 applications for fish farming licences have been in the system for up to seven years. On several occasions over the past five years in the European Parliament, I have strongly called for the establishment of a one-stop shop in Ireland to deal with the approval of licences, drawing on best practice in other countries such as Scotland.”Mr Gallagher noted that at a European level, “the European Parliament and the European Commission fully supports the development of sustainable aquaculture and the new Common Fisheries Policy includes several supporting measures. However, Irish regulators appear to be incapable of getting past the inertia, which began with their inability to deal with the Habitats Directive and continues still to hamper job and export creation in peripheral and coastal areas.”Mr Gallagher continued “It is quite obvious to everyone that a valuable opportunity is being lost here, particularly for our coastal communities, where often there is no source of alternative employment. I can understand the huge frustration of businessmen and women trying to keep their coastal communities alive by making a living from the sea in an industry recognised for its quality and professionalism. We need to create an atmosphere conducive to job creation, not an atmosphere that prevents employment.“Without these SMEs our villages and towns along the periphery would disappear. It is assistance, not obstacles, we urgently require and the IFA’s report once again highlights that urgent action is needed by the Government to resolve the delays affecting the fish farming sector”.  STUPID RED TAPE COSTING DONEGAL FISH FARM JOBS – PAT THE COPE was last modified: March 20th, 2014 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:fish farmsIFAMEPPat The Cope Gallagherred tapelast_img read more


first_imgKelly’s Toyota are delighted that Toyota has once again proved the most popular in the new 142 registration period with 58 new registrations. It is the best-selling marque in Donegal in 2014 with 14.5% market share and the continued success of the brand proves its reliability, value and popularity among our customers.According to SIMI the official provider of statistics in the Irish Motor Industry, Toyota leads the way in Donegal with 298 registrations for the year to date, followed by Volkswagen with 262 and KIA with 211. For the new period – July 14, Toyota had 58 registrations, Volkswagen 58 and Hyundai 51.Toyota models occupy 4 of the Top 10 spots in Donegal at the end of July with the Auris leading the way followed by the Corolla, Rav 4 & Yaris.The new Rav 4 and Corolla have proved extremely popular in 2014 among our customers, with the new Rav 4 available from just €299 per month there has never been a better time to buy.Toyota has picked up many accolades in the last year, the most recent of which was last week when they were voted the joint number one manufacturer topping two key categories in the 2014 Which? Car Survey. The Auris winning the category of most reliable medium sized car under three years old, while Verso earned the title of most reliable MPV under three years old.Late last year an independent study revealed that Toyota cars were No 1 in Ireland for retaining their value longer that other car brands.When it comes to buying a new car, the assessment of true value goes well beyond the initial retail price.People need to consider not only the day to day running costs, but also the total cost of ownership – including what the value of their car is when it comes time to change it.Toyota have recently launched a huge number of new models into the Irish market including all-new Corolla, Rav4, Prius+, Verso and Auris Touring Sports, and now have the widest and newest line of car models available from any manufacturer in Ireland. The good news is they are soon to be joined by the new Aygo and Yaris which are expected in September.It’s not too late to order your new car, call into our showrooms in Mountcharles & Letterkenny where our sales staff will be happy to discuss your needs.Your 142 Toyota is waiting for you.KELLY’S TOYOTA ‘REGISTER’ THEIR DELIGHT WITH MOST 142 REGISTRATIONS was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDonegal 142 registrationsFeaturesKelly’s ToyotanewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertorialRevenue in Donegal are targeting PAYE workers with additional income they may not have declared, including taxable social welfare, a leading tax consultant has warned.Noel O’ Donnell, Mabel McHugh & Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic.Due to the economic recession and the lower tax take from the business sector, the Revenue are on a mission to collect every cent they are owed, says Mabel McHugh from The Tax Clinic in Killybegs. Mabel says that there has been a huge increase in the number of PAYE workers who are being questioned by the Revenue about their different sources of income including those who have received taxable social welfare such as Jobseekers Benefit on which tax may be owed.She says if you are in receipt of any other income apart from your income earned as an employee you may have an obligation to declare this on what is called a Form 12.From her experience people are of the understanding that if they receive a P60 at the end of a year they are tax compliant. This is not the case in many circumstances as a P60 is only a document summarising your pay and tax details from a particular employment.It is important to note that it is each person’s own responsibility to review their tax affairs and ensure all taxes that are owed have been paid. Mrs McHugh says that you may have been sent out a Form 12 for the following reasons:• The Revenue may have obtained third party information regarding additional non- paye income such as payments from the Department of Agriculture, Rental Income, Dividend Income, Taxable Social Welfare etc.• You are in receipt of foreign income such as a U.K. State Pension.• You have had a gain subject to Capital Gains Tax during the year, for example property or shares sold.When should I complete and return my Form 12? Typically, you will need to complete your Form 12 by October 31st in the year following the tax year of assessment. i.e. For 2013 taxes, the Form 12 must be submitted by 31st October 2014.Her advice is if you have received a Form 12 do not ignore it. You must complete the form honestly ensuring that you declare your income from all sources. In all circumstances it may be beneficial to seek professional advice.WWW.THETAXCLINIC.IE was founded in February 2010 by Mabel McHugh & Michael Coll.The Tax Clinic is the only business in the Northwest that specialises in offering services to P.A.Y.E workers. Mabel says that “while working for over 20 years in the financial services sector she noted that there was no professional representation for P.A.Y.E workers”. With this in mind Mabel together with Michael, who are both members of The Irish Taxation Institute set up and have gained a huge reputation in this complex area of taxation. Mabel works in The Tax Clinic in Main Street Killybegs, while Michael works in their premises on the High Road Letterkenny along with The Tax Clinics third partner Noel O’ Donnell who has also located Noel O’ Donnell & Co Chartered Accountants in the same building.To find out more log onto or call into either the Main Street Killybegs or the High Road Letterkenny.Killybegs Office – 074 97 32055 (Mabel)Letterkenny Office – 074 91 60550 (Michael)REVENUE ON MISSION TO COLLECT EVERY CENT DURING RECESSION – DONEGAL TAX EXPERTS was last modified: October 19th, 2014 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:donegalKillybegsletterkennyRevenueThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more

Live on talkSPORT: Arsenal v Watford in the 2016 FA Cup quarter-final

first_imgCLICK HERE FOR A LIVE STREAM OF ARSENAL V WATFORD IN THE FA CUP QUARTER-FINALWe’re live at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal v Watford in an all-Premier League FA Cup clash.The Gunners are aiming to become the first club since the 1880s to win the Cup three years in a row.The Hornets, by contrast, have never won the FA Cup and haven’t been to the final since 1984.Tune in to our live commentary from the Emirates Stadium today to find out who will join Crystal Palace and Everton in the last four. We’re live at the Emirates today 1last_img read more