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Huge Arsenal blow! Key man likely to miss next two months with knee injury

first_img Francis Coquelin 1 Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin will be out for at least two months after suffering knee ligament damage in Saturday’s defeat at West Brom, manager Arsene Wenger has announced.The Gunners missed the opportunity to move to the top of the Premier League as they slipped to a 2-1 loss at the Hawthorns – with the serious injury to Coquelin now leaving Wenger without a mainstay of his side over the busy festive period.The 24-year-old has developed into a first-team regular at the Emirates Stadium and Wenger is hoping a scan later on Monday does not rule the France international out for even longer.“I’m always a bit cautious,” he said when asked about the seriousness of Coquelin’s injury.“It is a least two months but I’m cautious as we had so many bad surprises on scans that I do not want to speculate more than that. Certainly for the next two months we play without Coquelin.”last_img read more

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Official live stream of Liverpool v Manchester United on talkSPORT

first_imgLiverpool v Manchester United live stream on talkSPORT today, Sunday January 17 2016.Click here to live stream our coverage of the big Premier League game.We are live from Anfield this afternoon as the Reds and the Red Devils go head-to-head on Merseyside.Tune in for official commentary of Liverpool v Manchester United on Sunday Exclusive.Full team news here. 1 We are live from Anfield for Liverpool v Manchester United last_img

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Tottenham blow? Harry Kane sits out of training ahead of Fiorentina clash

first_img1 Tottenham striker Harry Kane – could he miss Thursday’s tie? Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a doubt for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Fiorentina after he sat out of first-team training on Wednesday.Kane injured his nose during Spurs’ FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend but will reportedly wear a protective mask to help the club maintain their title charge. However, Kane was not seen training with the main group ahead of Tottenham’s second leg at home to Fiorentina on Thursday.The tie stands at 1-1 after last week’s match in Italy.Mousa Dembele, who came off against Palace with a groin strain, was also absent as was fellow midfielder Tom Carroll, who is struggling with an Achilles injury.It is possible Kane, Dembele and Carroll may have trained separately, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino expected to give an update on the trio’s fitness later on Wednesday.Hugo Lloris [shoulder] and Erik Lamela [illness] were both back in action at Hotspur Way.last_img read more

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Feds shut immigration detention site, transfer detainees

first_imgIt said attorneys were notified afterward. The detention center is one of several nationwide to come under scrutiny from immigrant and civil-rights groups. Last summer, a transgender Mexican immigrant with AIDS being housed there died while in custody. The family said the immigrant was improperly denied medical attention, a contention officials rejected. In addition, a lawsuit filed in June by the American Civil Liberties Union was aimed at stopping immigration authorities from forcibly drugging deportees. The suit cited an incident at the San Pedro facility. The facility lost its accreditation in August after failing to comply with mandatory standards. ICE said the problems were quickly fixed and did not prompt the transfers. Citing agency policy, ICE has declined to release the inspection report by the Alexandria, Va.-based American Correctional Association or to elaborate on why the facility failed the renewal inspection, done every three years. The agency acknowledged some of the transfers over the weekend after receiving media inquiries, but had refused to discuss in detail the scope of the transfers or the reasons behind them.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Federal authorities have temporarily shut down a troubled immigrant detention center and moved hundreds of detainees to other facilities, officials said Tuesday. The center, located in San Pedro, houses about 450 immigrants who have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and are facing deportation. It was closed so authorities could “carry out preventative maintenance” and make modifications, including improvements to the sprinkler and hot water systems, ICE officials said. The work is expected to take four weeks to six weeks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In all, 408 detainees were moved to other facilities in California, Texas, Arizona and Washington, officials said. The transfers, which ICE characterized as temporary, began last week and were completed Monday. Detainee attorneys were outraged at the temporary closure, saying they weren’t given advanced notice of the transfers. “This is an extreme violation of detainees’ rights,” Neils Frenzen, a University of Southern California law professor, told the Daily Journal. ICE said it doesn’t make notifications about transfers beforehand because of safety and security reasons. last_img read more

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Brazilian company offers one investment opportunity

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NAME: Larry Smith HOME: Tarzana AGE: 64 OCCUPATION: Home remodeler AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre ONE IDEA: Smith bought 500 shares of Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce for about $20 a share in May. The Brazilian mining company is represented in 32 countries on five continents, and it owns the world’s largest nickel reserves. QUOTE: “Rio is a phenomenal company. There’s a tremendous demand for their metals all over the world. Not only are they profitable, but because of the dollar’s decline, Brazilian money is more valuable now than before.” TICKER: RIO FRIDAY’S CLOSE: $36.45 Got a good investment idea? Maybe its’a stock you really like. Or maybe there’s a sector you think Wall Street will soon wake up to. If so, please write to One Idea, c/o Daily News Business, Los Angeles Daily News, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland hills, CA 91365-4200. Or e-mail us at dnbiz@dailynews.com.last_img read more

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Lindsay Lohan does 84 minutes in jail for DUI

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Did the celebrity receive special treatment? “Absolutely not. This is what we do for most everybody in this position,” Whitmore said. In fact, 30 to 50 women are granted early releases from the facility every day, he added. An e-mailed message seeking comment from Lohan’s publicist was not immediately returned. In May, the star of “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” was arrested after crashing her Mercedes-Benz into a tree in Beverly Hills. She was arrested again in July after the mother of Lohan’s former personal assistant called 911 to report that her car was being chased by an SUV. The chase ended in Santa Monica, where police arrested Lohan for being behind the wheel. In both cases, Lohan was found in possession of small amounts of cocaine. In August, she reached a plea deal on misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges stemming from the arrests. The judge sentenced her to four days in jail – the mandatory minimum for a second drunken-driving offense – but gave her credit for 24 hours already served. She elected to complete 10 days of community service instead of 48 hours behind bars. LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan was a jailbird for just 84 minutes Thursday, becoming the latest celebrity to serve less than a day for a drunken driving offense. Lohan, 21, turned herself in to the Los Angeles County women’s detention center in Lynwood at 10:30 a.m. She was searched, fingerprinted and placed in a holding cell in the inmate reception area but got to keep her street clothes, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “She was cooperative,” he said. Lohan was released at 11:54 a.m. Her original daylong sentence was reduced because she met criteria that took into account overcrowding at the lockup and the fact that her crime was nonviolent, Whitmore said. The total deal called for her to enter treatment, spend a day in jail and perform community service. “It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs,” Lohan said in a statement released by her publicist in August. Lohan had until Jan. 18 to serve the jail time. She spent two minutes longer in lockup than Nicole Richie did in August for a similar offense. Richie was arrested Dec. 11, 2006, after witnesses reported seeing her black Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle headed the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank. She pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor DUI charge in a deal with prosecutors that helped her avoid a potential year in jail because it was a second driving-under-the-influence conviction. She served 82 minutes in custody, during which she was booked but never actually placed in a cell. Richie’s co-star on TV’s “The Simple Life,” Paris Hilton, served 23 days at the same jail this year after she was found guilty of driving on a suspended license while on probation for an alcohol-related reckless-driving case.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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LAX Hilton cited for violating California’s Repetitive Motion Injury law

first_imgThe LAX Hilton has been cited for violating California’s Repetitive Motion Injury law, the first action of its kind in the United States, occupational safety activists said today. The ruling by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health – – CalOSHA — was issued after a six-month investigation triggered by a complaint filed by two Hilton housekeepers and the Southern California Coalition of Occupational Safety & Health in May. The complaint cited such “excessive tasks” as pulling off dirty sheets, repeatedly lifting 100-pound mattresses to tuck in clean sheets, changing heavy duvets and stretching high and low to scrub showers walls, toilets and tubs. CalOSHA “has issued the first ever citation in the hotel industry in the United States to the LAX Hilton Hotel for violations of California’s Repetitive Motion Injury Standard,” the Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health said in a statement. “They keep putting more things in the room,” Barrientos said, and haven’t reduced her assignment to clean 16 rooms each day. The 16-page citation addresses eight specific violations relating to the repetitive-motion rules, along with an unrelated labor code violation involving hazards associated with the maintenance of an electrical plate, The Times reported. Fines total $14,425, according to the citation. The LAX Hilton “did not follow policies that other Hilton hotels followed,” Len Welsh, who heads CalOSHA, told the Los Angeles Times. He added that other chains had adopted a number of approaches to training housekeepers that could alleviate repetitive-motion stress and had given workers leeway to break up tasks with rest time to prevent injuries. For news and observations about 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! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Eden Flynn, the organization’s director, added: “This citation is a clear signal to LAX Hilton that it must do what is legally required of them — protect their employees’ health at work.” California is the only state that explicitly requires employers to minimize the risk of repetitive-motion injuries through training and, if necessary, by redesigning job tasks. The hotel plans to appeal the citation, a spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. Flynn planned to appear in a news conference outside the hotel at noon today, along with other activists and Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, to discuss the citation. Taking part will be Adela Barrientos, one of two housekeepers named in the May 27 complaint to CalOSHA. Barrientos, echoing recent studies, told The Times that her work had become harder in the nine years she’d been with the LAX Hilton. last_img read more

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Building for future

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “There’s an educational achievement gap in California, with the same groups of children starting behind and staying behind, years after they enter elementary school,” said Rand economist Lynn Karoly, who headed the studies. “Our project is intended to examine the role that improved early childhood education may play in closing the gap by better preparing children to succeed in school,” Karoly said. While area educators praise the benefits of early childhood education, they also say a quality preschool program costs money – and until those funds are provided, more struggles lie ahead. “I know people don’t like to hear this, but if they want quality preschools, we have to have highly qualified teachers – and that’s what costs money,” said Calvin Moore, executive director of Plaza de la Raza HeadStart/State Preschool program. Plaza operates 32 centers in southeast Los Angeles County, including sites in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier. The program offers education, family, health and nutrition services to more than 2,400 youngsters. Kindergartners who aren’t ready for school often still lag behind the pack in later years – and even though a quality preschool program could fix this, California’s early education system isn’t yet set up to do it. That’s according to the Rand Corp., which recently released a pair of studies that documented a patchwork of 11 federal, state and local programs that provided services for about 250,000 3- and 4-year-olds in California in 2006. The Rand Corp. is a nonprofit group that objectively researches challenges facing the public and private sectors and offers solutions. These studies, part of the California Preschool Study Project, were commissioned by lawmakers to help them decide whether to reform or expand preschool education. All of Plaza’s teachers have at least a two-year college degree, Moore said, but most have bachelor’s and some have master’s degrees. “We really dispel the notion that preschool teachers are not highly qualified, but they also have to be paid as such,” he added. “That’s where we struggle. We don’t have the kind of funding that allows us to pay them what they’re worth.” In the Rand study, researchers said 80 percent of the state’s preschoolers are in publicly subsidized programs that focus on school readiness rather than just providing child care. But some don’t meet national quality standards, with little incentive to improve. The remaining 20 percent, the study showed, are in publicly supported programs with even lower standards, or are in unregulated child care. At Altadena Christian Children’s Center, the school adopted “Creative Curriculum,” a preschool program that not only addresses the development of every student but gives teachers some creative flexibility. The curriculum is centered around learning stations where students can go to learn art, music or science, said Toni Boucher, the school’s executive director. About five years ago, school officials decided to review the school’s curriculum to see if they were preparing students to “walk into kindergarten and feel competent,” Boucher added. Many of the students will enroll in Pasadena Unified public schools, and based on informal feedback, the parent response is positive. “They feel their children are ready and have gotten the academic and social skills,” Boucher said. Finding high-quality preschools is difficult and for parents who are navigating the unfamiliar turf of early education, Boucher offers some tips. The school needs to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which is a voluntary process that ensures a level of quality and teacher-child interaction. Group size and ratio is important. The smaller the group of students, the possibility of a higher quality of education, Boucher adds. Teacher qualification is also integral, and parents should look at how a teacher engages students. A hands-on approach at that age is more beneficial than handing out ditto sheets. Boucher notes that based on the Rand study findings, “We have an obligation to make preschool accessible to students.” In the Rand studies, researchers said expanding high-quality preschool programs may help boost academic achievement among students who frequently struggle in school. However, the next Rand study – to be published next year – will give a more definitive answer about the effects of changes in preschool policies, officials said. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494160Want 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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Your opinion counts … just not much

first_imgOr end sweetheart deals for contractors and giveaways to developers. Thus, rather than gauging what the public thinks, this poll really only tells us what we already knew city leaders think: Your priorities are expendable, but theirs are sacred.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 KingsNotice what’s missing from that list? Never are you asked whether you would be willing to slash the enormous office staffs of the city’s elected officials. Or take away their cars. Or bring workplace discipline and get full value from the bureaucracy. Or slash the new 23 percent pay hike for city workers, or rescind the fourth major pay hike for city leaders in two years. ATTENTION, Los Angeles residents: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants your opinion about what to do about the city’s impending budget fiasco – sort of. If you go to the mayor’s Web site (lacity.org/mayor), you can take a poll about how the city should balance its books. The poll asks if you think L.A. should increase or cut funding for various popular services. And if you suggest increasing even one, it asks which of the following you intend to cut to pay for it: Economic development, energy and environment, emergency preparedness, homeland security, housing, infrastructure, public safety, recreational services, transportation, or youth programs? last_img read more

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RATHMULLAN FEATURES ON NEW ECO-TOURIST IPHONE APP

first_imgAn iPhone app designed for people who want to locate the best green accommodation, activities and hiking exploits, as well as eco-friendly places to stay in Ireland has been released – and one Donegal destination features!Devised by eco-travel writer Catherine Mack, the app features more than 120 entries on green places to stay as well as information on eco-friendly activitiesIt also features a ‘Slow Travel’ guide for travellers who want to get to and from Ireland without flying, providing information on local rail and bus services. Catherine Mack said: “You can stay in a yurt on the cliffs of Cape Clear; go on a yoga retreat in Leitrim, walk with a donkey from your cottage every morning to a riding centre in County Galway; or eat freshly picked periwinkles in a luxury resort on Inis Meáin.”“You can also ride a horse on the beach in Rathmullan, Donegal, walk the Wicklow Way, bathe in seaweed in Connemara and discover what’s beyond the Giant’s Causeway,” Mack added.RATHMULLAN FEATURES ON NEW ECO-TOURIST IPHONE APP was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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