Luka Modric returns to ownership

first_imgThe sacrificed, in principle, will be Marcelo and Valverde. On the left side, the rotations have been habitual throughout the season and Mendy is usually the one chosen in the demanding games away from the Bernabéu. In the middle, Zizou Also opt for rotations to keep everyone plugged in. In front of the City the sacrificed was Kroos, against Barcelona Modric and this time everything indicates that it will be Valverde who has rest. Madrid will begin to defend the leadership that recovered in the Classic this Sunday against Betis in the Villamarín (21:00 hours, Movistar LaLiga). Zidane prepare some variations with respect to the eleven players who won the Barcelona, but having no game during the week (the return against the Manchester City it is day 17) it will not alter the alignment too much. The main novelties will arrive on the left side and midfield, where they will enter Mendy and Modric after being substitutes in the Classic (the Croatian played the final minutes and the side saw the whole match from the bench).last_img read more

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United to chop fares to Bay Area in rollout

first_img“The $1 million question is: Will there be enough people to sustain the service?” said Mayor Jim Ledford. “I hope so.” Although there haven’t been operations at the Palmdale terminal since Scenic Airlines pulled out more than a year ago, city and LAWA officials say the facility is better prepared now. The terminal’s lighting has been upgraded, security equipment has been enhanced, and some cosmetic touch-ups give a fresh look. “The opening of L.A./Palmdale on June 7 is a major step toward realizing our city’s goal of a truly regional approach to meeting the growing demand for air travel in Southern California,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. As of Tuesday afternoon, 33 of the 50 seats on the first departing flight had been sold. Among those buying seats was Palmdale spokeswoman Barbara La Fata, who is flying out with her son and daughter for a family reunion. La Fata said she had bought her tickets a few weeks back at $402 apiece round trip, which she felt was right at her price threshold. The convenience and the free parking were also very attractive, she said. PALMDALE – Special fares starting next month were announced on Tuesday by United Airlines as it prepares to roll out service from the L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport terminal to the Bay Area. Starting June 7, round-trip fares, on sale through May 22, include $170 for San Francisco, $248 for Portland, $254 for Denver, $268 for Seattle and $318 for Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. A community open house will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the airport terminal, 41000 20th Street East, as part of the public-relations blitz. A briefing will be held earlier for travel agents. The event, an effort by the city and Los Angeles World Airports, is part of a media campaign to get the word out about the start of United’s service to San Francisco. “I wanted to go out of Palmdale. I wanted to be on that first flight for historic reasons,” La Fata said. “I’ll save $100 in parking right off the bat. That’s worth it to me.” The convenience factor is a chief selling point in the marketing blitz for the new airport operations. That marketing includes full-page ads in newspapers, highlighting the fact travelers don’t have to drive to other airports now. “Why sit in traffic for hours driving to another airport, when L.A./Palmdale is right in our backyard?” Ledford said. Passengers using the regional airport will be able to park within a few feet of the terminal. With the service using regional jets with 50 seats, baggage check-in and security screening should also go much faster than for passengers navigating the crowds at Los Angeles International Airport, Palmdale officials say. LAWA offers up to 30 days of free parking at Palmdale as another incentive. The LAWA and Palmdale marketing blitz targets an audience from Ridgecrest to the Santa Clarita Valley and from Gorman to the western edges of San Bernardino County. The campaign was to include newer and nontraditional advertising, as on Web sites and on parking-space stripes, as well as traditional advertising in newspapers and on TV and radio. Billboards are in place along major boulevards in the Antelope Valley. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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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Crystal Palace defender McCarthy rejoins Sheffield United on loan

first_img Paddy McCarthy in action for Crystal Palace Crystal Palace defender Paddy McCarthy has rejoined Sheffield United on loan until December 28.McCarthy has already spent time with the Blades this season, appearing five times and scoring once during a short loan which started back in October.On his return to Palace, McCarthy was included among the substitutes when Palace took on Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend hinting at further first-team involvement with the Eagles.But the club have now confirmed that the 31-year-old has returned to Bramall Lane to help with the League One’s side promotion push. 1last_img

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Liverpool start the season with trip to Stoke

first_img1 Liverpool fans show their support Liverpool will start the 2015-16 Premier League season with a trip to Stoke.Brendan Rodgers’ side will be looking to avenge their humiliating defeat to the Potters on the final day of last season, when they went down 6-1 at the Britannia Stadium.Click here to see the full Premier League fixture list for 2015-16last_img

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Parting of the waters: 2 local districts to split

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARSON – Two regional water districts, which have operated under the same management for more than 50 years, are splitting up. The 59-year-old West Basin Municipal Water District, which serves the South Bay area, filed the notice of intent, forcing the split with the 54-year-old Central Basin Municipal Water District. Robert Apodaca, president of the Central Basin board, said his board opposes the split, but has no choice under the agreement between the two agencies. It must occur by July 1. The two districts purchase water from the Metropolitan Water District and then re-sell it to private and public water utilities. Local water officials fear their utilities might end up paying the price. “I think they’re having a divorce and we all get to pay the alimony,” said Jim Glancy, president of the Central Basin Water Association that represents private and public water utilities in the Southeast area of Los Angeles County. A study by Red Oak Consulting for the West Basin district found that it would have a one-time cost of nearly $1.4million and annual costs of $918,000. How the split will affect the Central Basin district remains unknown because it hasn’t been studied, Apodaca said. Santa Fe Springs gets about half of its water from the Central Basin district. Don Jensen, public works director for Santa Fe Springs, said he fears the impending split will raise its costs. “Until they can show us or demonstrate there won’t be a cost impact on the cities, I’m inclined to oppose it,” Jensen said. Gary Draper, general manager for Orchard Dale Water District, said the split could be a good thing. “We’ll be getting 100 percent attention on Central Basin issues,” Draper said. Apodaca said his board intends to minimize additional costs as much as they can. The two districts share 49 employees. The Red Oak study says the West Basin district will need 34 employees. Jose Fernandez, a West board member, said his board asked for the split because of their differences. While at one time there were similarities, the two districts now have significant differences, the Red Oak study shows, Fernandez said. The Red Oak report said the West Basin is characterized by an emphasis on engineering, construction and operations of projects such as its water reclamation plant and a possible desalinization plant. The Central Basin district has focused on pipelines and pump stations to use recycled water from the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, the study stated. “This is a natural progression,” Fernandez said. “They’re like two siblings who have grown apart.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022last_img read more

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GAA: BUNCRANA CLUB GAA NOTES

first_imgBord na nOg AGMThe Bord na nOg AGM will take place at the Scarvey, on Sunday 13th November at 5.30pm.All nominations and motions should be returned by email to club secretary, Pauline Grant by(secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie) on or before Monday 7th November.Senior Executive Board AGMThe Senior Executive Board AGM will take place at the Scarvey, on Saturday 19th November at 5.30pm.  All nominations and motions should be returned by email to club secretary, Pauline Grant(secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie) on or before Monday 14th November.Buncrana GAA Scrap Saturdays BIG Christmas Clear Out – FundraiserIn conjunction with Buncrana Tidy Town’s Initiative we plan to facilitate the lifting of old waste metals and other materials throughout the entire parish.Starts Saturday 05th November 2011We’ll collect any old items containing metal, from your garages, sheds, and back yards get rid of all that clutter.No skipsNo Collection or recycling costsAll items collected will be recycled by a local merchantEvery Saturday in November starting 5th we will collect the following items – Old Fridges, Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers & Toasters etc.Televisions, Microwaves, DVD Players, Hi-Fis, Radios, & Video Players etc.Lawnmowers, Wheelbarrows, Barrels, Buckets, Old Garden Tools etc.Hot Water Tanks, Piping, Bicycles etc.Scrap Cars, Engines, Tractors, Farm Machinery, Girders and All Factory Metal WasteOld Clothes (must be clean and bagged)BatteriesCopper Cylinders and pipesAny other Metal Items you want to get rid of.Paul – 086-811 6983Tom – 083-347 6549Malachy – 086-804 2607Gary – 086-403 6544David – 087-939 2767Call us now for further information and don’t miss this great opportunity!BORD na nÓGUnderage PresentationsA Large gathering of players and parents congregated in the impressive newly refurbished clubroom’s on Sunday for the annual Bord na nOg presentations, compere and Bord Chairman Tom Clare, greeted all andthanked the parents for encouraging their youngsters to participate in the Gaa, and asked for more to come along and get involved.  He pointed out to all that special guests Ryan Bradley and Stevie Boyle were atthe pinnacle for their sporting careers and are proof that if you put the work in, what you can achieve.The successful year the club has had this year was in evidence, with the glittering array of trophies and medals on show.  The u16 footballers winning the county league deserves particular mention, as does the u14 hurlers who had an incredible year in winning county and Ulster honours.  Other titles were claimed at u10 to u16 in football and hurling, to many to mention and is credit to all players and management for their hard work. On evidence at the presentation was the growth and development of the girls football, who can now compete with some of the best side’s in the county with many now representing the county.  Individual honors were:U12 Girls’ Football Chloe Grant; U12 Football Oisin Grant; U12 Hurling Dylan Duffy; U14 Girls’ Football Roisin Cloherty and Roisin Doherty; U14 Football Sam Doherty (Roe); U14 Hurling Sam Doherty(Roe); U16 Football Peter McLaughlin; U16 Hurling Donal og MacLochlainn.  Congratulations to all, but the Gaa in the main is ateam sport and it takes one to fifteen to achieve results and as a club, we are already looking forward to 2012 to build on what has been a fantastic 2011.Tom wrapped up proceedings by congratulating the ever industrious Ulster Volunteer of the Year John Porter and all the hard working mums who work tirelessly behind the scenes and once again provided refreshments.  He also encouraged all parents to come along to the Bord na nOg AGM which takes place next Sunday at 5.30pm in the clubrooms.  All welcome.Buncrana Parish League for National SchoolsOur parish league will finish up next Friday November 11th from 3.20pm to 4.30pm at the Scarvey.  Each team will play two games on the day to determine the overall winners.  There will then be a presentation where every young person from every team will receive a gift to acknowledge that they took part in the league.  Parents, other family members and friends are very welcome to come along.COLAISTI INIS EOGHAINUnfortunately in the Cor na nOg Ulster college football competition Colaisti Inis Eoghain lost to college football kingpins Omagh CBS last Saturday in Burt on a scoreline of 5-14 to 0-07.RecyclingCLOTHES RECYCLING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCARVEY!Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email buncrana.pro@gmail.com, stating so. LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,220 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 1st November in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 03-05-26-28.There were no winners.   There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Kate Vaughan, Lisnakelly;Francis Craig, Linsfort;Breda Gibbons, Strand Court;M. Tobin, ℅ Conor Grant. Advertisement Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).  Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please emailbuncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaaUse of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).  Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767). If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. Advertisement To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA CLUB GAA NOTES was last modified: November 8th, 2011 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more

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SNOW JOKE AS FIRST SIGNS OF FREEZING WINTER ARRIVE IN DONEGAL

first_imgPeople woke to the first signs that Donegal could be in for a harsh winter as the first snow appeared across the county.Both Mount Errigal and Muckish were capped in snow as hills across West Donegal were also covered.And with the forecast set for plunging temperatures, more snow and sleet is forecast. Walkers Dion and Mandy Jackson and Fiona Mannion had travelled from Belfast to climb Mount Errigal and were delighted to be greeted by a layer of snowAnd Ireland’s most famous amateur weatherman Michael Gallagher said there was plenty more of the white stuff to comeThe postman from nearby Glenfin recently warned there was a 99% chance we would have snow before Christmas.“That’s only a taste of what is to come sooner rather than later. “We’ll have a few falls of snow before Christmas, I’m still stick by that prediction. “It might not be as heavy as it was two years ago but we’ll have plenty of snow,” he said.  SNOW JOKE AS FIRST SIGNS OF FREEZING WINTER ARRIVE IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 1st, 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:ErrigalMuckishsnowlast_img read more

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Cross Country earns USTFCCCA honors

first_imgThe Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams added to their legacy of being one of the strongest academic programs in the nation as both the men’s and women’s teams were named All-Academic teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The women’s team recorded a grade point average of 3.52 during the fall semester while the men’s team came out with a grade point average of 3.46.The All-Academic team honor is the 19th-straight for the men’s program and the 11th in the last 12 years for the women’s program.The men’s team also had one of the top grade point averages in the Missouri Valley Conference and nationally, ranking 23rd nationally.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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MacLOCHLAINN: ‘THOSE WHO TOLD PEOPLE NOT TO PAY HOUSE TAX WERE NOWHERE TO BE SEEN WHEN FINES WERE HANDED OUT’

first_imgPadraig Mac LochlainnDONEGAL Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has hit back at critics of his party on water taxes.Independent councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig, a former Sinn Fein member who fell out with the party, had launched a highly personalised attack on fellow Gaoth Dobhair native and Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty.He accused Deputy Doherty of abandoning the working class and trying to appeal to middle class voters by not calling on people to boycott the water charges. Deputy Mac Lochlainn however has hit back, saying those who had called for property tax boycotts were nowhere to be seen when families faced extra charges and fines.“As was the case with the household charge and the property tax, Sinn Féin are not advising families not to pay the water charges. Because we will not be there to pay the fines or extra charges if the protest does not work out. It is a responsible position,” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn.“Others for their own political advantage gave different advice about the household charge and the property tax but were nowhere to be seen when families had to pay hundreds more in fines and extra charges.“We are saying that it must be an informed individual decision for each household. If families choose not to pay or simply cannot pay, then we will defend their right to protest.” The Inishowen politician went on: “Within Sinn Féin, some families will choose to pay voluntarily and some will not. Some Sinn Féin councillors and TDs will pay voluntarily and some will not.“At this stage, my household are not likely to return the form. We do so in the knowledge that this will probably cost us hundreds of euro more.”He also repeated Sinn Fein’s position on both water and house taxes – that both would be axed if they get into government.“In our alternative budget document, Sinn Féin have provided a fully costed alternative to water charges. And we have stated that if in Government, we will scrap water charges and the property tax,” added Mac Lochlainn. MacLOCHLAINN: ‘THOSE WHO TOLD PEOPLE NOT TO PAY HOUSE TAX WERE NOWHERE TO BE SEEN WHEN FINES WERE HANDED OUT’ was last modified: October 10th, 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:boycottMicheal Mac Giolla EasbuigPadraig MacLochlainn TDPearse Doherty TDtaxeswater chargeslast_img read more

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MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER OVERNIGHT CRASH

first_imgA man is fighting for his life after a crash in Inishowen in the early hours of this morning.The crash happened around 12.30am on the Moville to Derry Road.A man in his 20s was rushed to Altnagelvin hospital following the single vehicle collision.The road is currently closed and diversions are in place. The man’s condition is described as ‘critical.’MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER OVERNIGHT CRASH was last modified: July 4th, 2015 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:crashdonegalInishowenmovillelast_img read more

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