Month: December 2019

first_img 10 10 10. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) – read why he needs to leave, then click the arrow above, right, to see nine more players who should be thinking the same – Chadli moved to White Hart Lane in June 2013 and has left many a Spurs supporter uncertain on what role he has in the team. Far from the most technically gifted of players, the Belgium international is nonetheless effective at grabbing the odd goal, but simply doesn’t contribute enough at either end. An exit would therefore suit all involved. Latest reports have claimed Swansea City are planning a club record £15m bid for the Belgium international. 4. Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) – Much has been spoken of the players Jose Mourinho may consider dispensable as he overhauls Louis van Gaal’s tired squad. One of those the Portuguese coach could offload this summer is Rojo. The Argentina international hasn’t impressed the Old Trafford faithful, with his attitude and ability in defence questioned. With Luke Shaw returning to fitness, Rojo will be little more than a regular on the United bench next season. 9. Victor Moses (Chelsea) – Despite spending three of his four seasons on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United, respectively, it’s time Moses looked to seal a permanent exit from Stamford Bridge. He often features heavily in Chelsea’s pre-season fixtures before quickly being shipped out elsewhere in the Premier League. This can’t possibly have a positive impact on his confidence. The 25-year-old needs to settle at a club. 7. Loic Remy (Chelsea) – Remy has to leave Stamford Bridge. That is unless he’s content with taking home his wages for almost zero contribution on the field. With extra competition up top from Michy Batshuayi, the Frenchman has little chance of playing a key role in Antonio Conte’s team next season. He proved at Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United that he can effectively lead an attack, but is short of the quality required for Chelsea. 10 10 10 10 8. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) – Mirallas made just 10 starts in the Premier League last season, as then manager Roberto Martinez nudged the Belgian away from his plans. A new coach in Ronald Koeman could leave the 28-year-old believing his chances of playing time may improve, but the possibility of another largely futile campaign should encourage him to say farewell to Goodison Park. He still has plenty to offer a club and shouldn’t be short of offers. 1. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – It’s now been 10 and a half years since Walcott moved from Southampton and still supporters are waiting for the forward to settle in north London. Now 27, he should have established himself as a regular in Arsene Wenger’s side, but his role in the first team is still uncertain. He may feel at home at the Emirates, but he is now at serious risk of wasting his entire career on the sidelines at Arsenal, failing to fulfil his potential. 5. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) – Matic may be the surprise on the list, given his importance to the Chelsea team in their title-winning 2014-15 campaign. Last season though, the 27-year-old looked a shadow of the player who rarely left the Blues’ defence exposed, with his confidence having taken a clear battering. There is the possibility that he may return to form under new manager Antonio Conte, but N’Golo Kante, recently signed in a £30m deal from Premier League champions Leicester City, is set to take over the holding midfield role, leaving Matic’s future uncertain. 10 2. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – It may only have been a year since Liverpool activated the £32.5m release clause of Benteke, but it seems game over already. The Belgium international simply isn’t suited to Jurgen Klopp’s high-energy, high-pressing style of play, and should he spend another campaign at Anfield, his situation isn’t likely to improve. The problem may be encouraging clubs interested to table an offer close to the figure paid last summer. It’ll be a difficult period for some players over the summer.A challenging campaign combined with the uncertainty that arrives with new signings may leave plenty wondering whether their future really lies with their current club.The Premier League saw many a miserable face on the substitutes’ bench last season and the expression of those may be unchanged as the new term approaches.So which players from England’s top flight should consider an exit before the 2016/17 season kicks off?Take a look at the top 10 from the Premier League whose career could benefit from a move by viewing the slideshow above. 3. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) – Throughout last season there were many suggesting Oxlade-Chamberlain’s time at the Emirates has run its course. With the new campaign approaching, that still seems very much to be the case. While some may argue injury has played its role in his poor progression and at 22 he is still yet to hit his peak, his time at the Emirates has proved largely fruitless. With so much competition in midfield for places and new signings anticipated, it’s almost impossible to envisage regular first team action for the Ox. 10 10 6. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – Prior to his move, it was difficult to envisage regular action for Bony at the Etihad. It’s not surprising, therefore, that he is yet to settle in Manchester. He missed 15 games through injury last season, which will only have added to his frustration at not being able to sustain a place in Manuel Pellegrini’s line up. Pep Guardiola, City’s new manager, may have plans for the Ivorian, but it’s unlikely he’ll be considered a regular starter. The 27-year-old’s stock hasn’t taken too worrying a dive though, and an exit could be the sensible choice this summer. 10last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe gift drive was organized by Parents of Westchester With Orville Wright. The students delivered the gifts Wednesday. On Friday, the agency gave the gifts to 100 families with children 5 and younger. ROLLING HILLS PREPATORY Drama students take 1st place The California Educational Theatre Association has awarded the drama club at Rolling Hills Preparatory School first place in an annual competition. Earlier this month, the association’s Southern California chapter gave the club a first-place award in its division in the local round of competition. WESTCHESTER HIGH 100 families get toys, clothing Students and parents from Westchester High School collected more than 1,000 toys and clothing items to provide to a Westside foster home. The students presented the gifts to the Westside Children’s Center, a foster care and adoption placement center, parent Florence Bracy said. Students performed Woody Allen’s play “Don’t Drink the Water” at the George Nakano Theatre in Torrance. The school will perform at the High School Theatre Festival in January. TORRANCE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT New trustees are sworn in Two recently elected trustees were sworn in to the Torrance Unified School District board last week. Taking the oath of office Dec.10 were longtime school volunteer Terry Ragins, who begins her second term, and Don Lee, a former Torrance city councilman serving his first term on the school board. Lee, a Torrance High graduate himself, has three children in TUSD schools. Ragins and Lee were elected to the board in the Nov. 6 election. The board also elected new officers last Monday, with Michael Ernst named president, Al Muratsuchi vice president, and Mark Steffen the new clerk. On the Web: Education reporters Paul Clinton and Shelly Leachman blog about what’s happening in South Bay schools every day at http://www.insidesocal.com/schoolnotebook/ 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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first_imgFive Donegal businesses determined to bring their enterprises to new levels, have received a significant boost following confirmation that they have successfully secured grant investments of €25k to help fund their innovative growth plans.O’Donnell’s Bakery from Laghy; Kinnegar Brewing, Letterkenny; Simply Inish in Malin; Sendmode.ie in Letterkenny and Mean IT from Letterkenny all successfully made formal pitches to an investment panel in Sligo recently.The funding was made available under the new Local Enterprise Office Innovation Investment Fund, a programme designed to help small businesses hoping to move to a new level. “The LEO Innovation Investment Fund had an overall investment fund of €1.5 million across the network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices and had as its target, investor ready LEO clients who wish to start, grow or develop innovative micro-enterprises,” said Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney.He explained that applicants to the programme initially applied online, with those selected chosen to participate on a short, but highly focused Investor Ready Programme.“The programme incorporated 1+1 mentoring to assist the businesses prepare an investor ready plan. At the conclusion of the programme, participants had to make a formal pitch to an Investor Panel to potentially secure a LEO Grant Investment of €25k to fund their innovative business.”Those pitches took place in Sligo recently and having come through the earlier phases of the programme, there was delight in Donegal when the five businesses successfully secured investments. “To have five businesses go through the programme and each receive €25,000 is a significant boost for the county. It speaks volumes, not just for the level of work the businesses themselves put into the process, but also for the level of preparation and assistance offered to them by staff at the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal,” Mr. Tunney added.“As we launched our Local Development Plan, I stressed that our mission here in the Local Enterprise Office is to provide high quality supports and services that promote entrepreneurship, fosters start-ups and drives the development of businesses and our local economy.The fantastic success of these five local businesses in securing these investments through the help of the Local Enterprise Office, is just another indication of how we are working with small enterprises here to help build a sustainable economy,” Mr Tunney concluded.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.Five Donegal businesses get €125,000 investment was last modified: November 8th, 2017 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:donegalfundinginvestmentLEOlast_img read more

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first_imgLetterkenny and District Pipe Band are holding their annual supper dance in The Radisson Blu Letterkenny on Friday 30th Sept commencing at 9.30pm. Music by Transit. Draw will take place during the evening for a variety of spot prizes including a weekend away at any Radisson Blu. Tickets are available from Mervyn on 0749121493 or John on 0876387840 and are €10 each.LETTERKENNY PIPE BAND ANNUAL DANCE was last modified: September 19th, 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:LETTERKENNY PIPE BAND ANNUAL DANCElast_img read more

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first_imgSharon Higgins proves she really is a cut above the rest.Sharon is pictured with her local model Trina McGarvey and some staff members from Patrick Gildea Hairdressing at Dublin’s Mansion House.No, they weren’t on a sightseeing tour of Dublin! The group attended a very glamorous night attended by some of Ireland’s top hairdressers at the Trend Vision Hairdressing Competition.Sharon was selected to represent Ireland in the Wella Trend Vision Awards in London in October.   WELLA I NEVER! SHARON PROVES SHE IS A CUT ABOVE THE REST was last modified: September 5th, 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:Patrick Gildea HairdressersSharon Higginslast_img read more

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first_imgA group formed to examine the possibility that hazardous waste was dumped off Donegal will hold its first meeting tonight.Aodán ó Gallchóir, founder of the Sea Dump Donegal Campaign, says the group will meet at 7pm in the Yard in Falcarragh to form the cloughaneely branch of the campaign.This group of people will have to investigate the rumours surrounding the barrels that are believed to contain nuclear waste and Ammunitions which were dumped off the coast of North West Donegal shortly after the world wars. This group will then hold information nights in the Cloughaneely area on this issue and any findings of their investigations.A plan for the Cloughaneely branch and a proposed plan for the campaign in the months ahead will also be put together.“ These stories have circulated around Donegal for generations. If it wasn’t for the late Dr. Paddy Delap on raising the issue on a national stage, this case wouldn’t have survived until now. I commend him for his trogon work and determination to raise it.”“ Why am I raising it ? According to Dr Paddy Delap these barrels could have a strong connection with Donegal’s cancer rates. “If these barrels are filled with nuclear waste, I have evidence that will support the late Dr Paddy Delap’s case. This will have huge effects on the people and the environment if this is the case,” he said.GROUP TO EXAMINE IF HAZARDOUS WASTE WAS DUMPED AT SEA OFF DONEGAL was last modified: January 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ramelton Storytelling Festival kicked off last night when a huge crowd turned out for the opening event in the Town Hall.Master storyteller Joe BrennanStudents from the two local primary schools, Ayr Hill and St. Mary’s opened the international festival with inspiring performances that the audience of nearly 300 enthralled.‘The students have worked so hard and have committed themselves over the last 9 weeks and tonight it shone through in the way they captivated the audience,” said organiser and well-kwown Donegal storyteller Joe Brennan. The Storytelling Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday with events for all ages. Storytellers are visiting from Norway and Iceland and they are joined by singer/song writer Colum Sands.A gala concert takes place in the Town Hall featuring all the artists tonight, Saturday at 8pm. A special ‘Storytelling and songs’ session takes place on this afternoon featuring Colum Sands and local band ‘In Their Thousand’. WHAT’S THE STORY IN RAMELTON? was last modified: November 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:joe brennanRameltonstorytellerlast_img read more

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first_imgIf you happen to see a bunch of rugby players pushing a Toyota today – don’t worry.They haven’t broken down on their way to some vital fixture. Instead members of Letterkenny Rugby Club are pushing the car from Mountcharles to Letterkenny to raise much-needed funds for the club.According to those on the great car push, things are moving nicely.The lads are due in Letterkenny after 7pm – as long as they don’t get a puncture of break down!Fair play to all involved. LETTERKENNY RFC ‘TRY’ A DIFFERENT KIND OF FUNDRAISING ‘DRIVE’ was last modified: April 12th, 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:donegalKelly’s ToyotaLETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBpushlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! School districts have started a second wave of bond measures, returning to voters for another helping of tax money to fix and update school buildings. Seven years ago, local districts began putting bond measures on the ballot to fund modernization. In the East San Gabriel Valley, three school districts have passed two bond measures within five years of one another. For the June 6 election, Rowland Unified will seek a bond of $118 million. Covina-Valley Unified will consider putting a $66 million measure on the ballot. In Monrovia Unified, the school board recently voted not to proceed with a $37 million bond measure. “It’s becoming very common,” said Ann Nock, senior vice president of George K. Baum & Co., an investment banking firm that underwrites school bonds. “The explanation by most districts is: `We got a certain percentage of the way there, and this will get us to the next level.”‘ In 2000, Garvey School District passed a $15 million bond and another $30 million bond in 2004. Voters in El Monte City School District approved a $40million bond in 1999 and a $50 million bond in 2004. Glendora Unified passed a $21 million bond in 2000 and a $41million bond in November 2005. Nock said some school districts don’t seek one large bond amount because survey results showed voters would not support a higher tax rate. Other districts need a second bond because they were hurt by rising construction costs or were set back by unforeseen construction problems, she said. Susan Hume, assistant superintendent of Glendora Unified, said the district’s first construction bid was “way larger” than the estimates, and subsequent bids kept getting larger. In Covina-Valley, Deputy Superintendent Louis Pappas said that for the first bond of $50 million the district had to educate the community on what it was for and why it was important. Rowland Unified school officials knew the district’s first bond of $70 million, passed in 2000, wouldn’t be enough, according to Robert Wertz, assistant superintendent. The district had discussed about $200 million in facilities needs, Wertz said. For the June election, board members originally proposed a $150 million bond, for which property owners would be taxed about $60 annually per $100,000 of assessed value. But survey results found less support for a tax rate over $40, and the board decided to seek a $118 million instead. In a second bond campaign, Nock said, voters are usually receptive and positive, especially if the district managed its first bond money well. Superintendent Jeff Seymour of the El Monte City School District said the district’s positive track record helped pass the second bond in 2004. “\ made them realize that we were well-organized and we meant business. I think it gave them the confidence that we would use the second bond as efficiently,” Seymour said. esther.chou@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2513last_img

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