Luke Shaw facing SIX MONTHS out after horror injury, reveals LVG

first_img Luke Shaw 1 Louis van Gaal is expecting Luke Shaw to be out for at least six months after the Manchester United full-back suffered a horror injury on Tuesday night.Shaw needed nine minutes of treatment on the pitch during the Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven and required oxygen following a heavy challenge from Hector Moreno.United later confirmed that the 20-year-old had suffered a double leg fracture, and Van Gaal is now preparing to be without the England international for the majority of the season.“It’s awful,” said Van Gaal. “The boy comes at 18 to Manchester, has a very difficult season and next season plays fantastic and then this happens.“I’m not a doctor, so I cannot say, but when you have a double fracture it is [out] for six months to see how it develops. When he came into the dressing room, he had an oxygen mask and was crying.“He won’t play in the group stage, I don’t think. I hope he can play again this season.”Van Gaal was clearly unhappy with the challenge on Shaw – which went unpunished – but refused to condemn Moreno, who played for him at AZ.“If I say it is a penalty and a red card I am a bad loser, every word is interpreted in the wrong way,” he said.“But it was a very bad tackle with two legs.”last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri admits loan deal in pipeline for Leicester

first_img Ben Hamer 1 Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is willing to allow Ben Hamer to leave on loan.The goalkeeper has struggled for appearances since arriving from Charlton in 2004 as Kasper Schmeichel has firmly established himself as first choice at the King Power.He joined Bristol City on a season-long loan in August but the deal was cut short in November after just five appearances for the Robins.Hamer has not even made the bench for Leicester since his return and Ranieri is now ready to sanction another loan exit.“I don’t know, for him it is important he goes to play. He needs to play,” said Ranieri.“He is a good goalkeeper. It is important that we are looking for him to help find him a new club.“A loan could be good.”last_img read more

Insider Trading: Pato and Texeira latest, Serie A striker snubs Leicester and more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the January window.Our man in the know brings you the latest on Alexandre Pato’s transfer to Chelsea, also touching on the deal which saw Matt Miazga move to Stamford Bridge from New York Red Bulls.We get an update on Alex Texeira, who is trying to push through a January transfer to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.Warren discusses two strikers targeted by Premier League clubs. Chievo’s Alberto Paloschi looks to be heading for Swansea, while Sampdoria striker Eder looks set to snub interest from Leicester to stay in Italy.Mame Biram Diouf and Mario Suarez are close to joining Norwich and Watford respectively and we hear the latest on transfers within the Football League.Here are the latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com:Leicester transfer news: Foxes in talks over £12m deal for AC Milan strikerSunderland transfer news: Black Cats agree £8.5m deal for Bordeaux ace Wahbi KhazriEverton transfer report: Toffees fail with £13m move for Sporting Lisbon strikerLeicester transfer blow! Foxes miss out on Eder as Inter Milan swoopLiverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopps targets Roma midfielder Leandro ParedesNorwich and West Ham joined by Genoa in battle Inter Milan defenderRoma to battle Sevilla for Tottenham defender Federico FazioTottenham transfer news: £7m target reveals he could leave Mainz for the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Sula works overtime

first_imgAnd the Colts knew who to thank. “Jack Sula is our money-maker,” said Ropati, who made two sacks. “He couldn’t have put it in a better place. We made the most of our opportunities.” Sula had made an acrobatic catch off a 10-yard pass from quarterback Dominique Blackman and dove into the end zone for the overtime touchdown. Then he took matters into his own hands on the PAT. “It was just like we worked on at practice all week,” cracked Carson coach Mike Christensen. “Seriously though, as long as Jack has the ball, good things will happen for us.” “I finally beat San Pedro for the first time in my high school career, even though we really beat them in my sophomore year at Gardena and they moved the down-marker,” Blackman said. “I finally got that monkey off my back.” Sula and Blackman had been particularly frustrated by San Pedro in a pair of 21-14 losses last season, including one in the L.A. City Section Championship playoff semifinals. “I’m not a quarterback – I know it looked ugly,” Sula and Dominique Blackman finally got their moments to shine against San Pedro. “The two losses last year were heartbreakers, especially the semifinal where we shot ourselves in the foot,” Christensen said. “We had to live with that the whole offseason, and it was nice to get that rock out of our shoe.” Sula had been held to 80 yards on his first 19 carries before breaking a 50-yard scoring run with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter that tied it at 10. Battling the flu, Blackman took a shot when he was driven into the bench on the San Pedro sideline following a first-quarter scramble, but he hung in. Blackman finished 12-for-28 for 153 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, but made big plays when his team needed him the most. He was poised to lead Carson to a late score in the final minute, hitting Keenan Smith (four catches, 70 yards) for three big pass plays for 49 yards before being picked off by Drayton Ballard on the San Pedro 5, forcing overtime. Ropati, Sula and Elisha Mueller shined on defense for Carson, and Ken McRoyal had stellar coverage to hold San Pedro star Ahmad Wood without a catch. Quarterback Barry Heads kept San Pedro close. With San Pedro held to 43 rushing yards, Heads was 10-for-12 for 149 yards. Heads powered his way for a 12-yard scoring run with 9:59 left, running over three defenders. But Heads paid the price when he caught his hand on a Carson helmet, forcing him out of the game. “Everyone says `Ooh,’ when they see it,” Heads said, holding his swollen hand. “It’s not broken – I can still move it, but I’ll get X-rays tomorrow. “It just (stinks) because all I could do was root and be a cheerleader. Everyone’s so sad, and I couldn’t do a thing about it.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Instead, Sula felt himself being pulled down by San Pedro defenders, and he knew he had to make something happen. He saw A.J. Ropati in the end zone and lofted it toward the wide-open receiver for an improbable catch, giving Carson a thrilling 18-16 overtime victory Friday over visiting San Pedro. said Sula, who rushed for a touchdown, threw for a touchdown and caught a touchdown. “I just threw it up there and let (Ropati) make a play. “We had not beaten San Pedro since 2003. They practically owned us. We had to step up and take back our pride.” When San Pedro’s Marceliz Brooks could not hold onto a pass from backup quarterback Jimmy Cortez on a potential tying two-point conversion, Carson (5-2, 2-0) rushed the field, celebrating the fact it is the lone unbeaten team in Marine League play while breaking a four-game losing streak to San Pedro (6-1, 1-1). MARINE LEAGUE: Running back saves day for Carson, ends San Pedro’s streak. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER Running back Jack Sula picked up the bad snap on the extra-point attempt and looked for any kind of opening. last_img

Bruins stay on their roll, blank Bears

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.USC 1, Stanford 1: Amy Rodriguez’s goal in the 84th minute helped the Trojans (11-1-2, 3-0-1 Pac-10) salvage a tie against the Cardinal and remain unbeaten in their past 10 games. Pepperdine 1, San Diego 1: Senior midfielder Mckenzie Hill scored tying goal in the 87th minute for the visiting Waves (3-6-6, 0-2-1 West Coast). Long Beach State 1, UC Riverside 0: Mariko Strickland scored in the 23rd minute as Long Beach State (11-5-0, 4-1-0 Big West) remained in first place after dominating visiting UC Riverside (8-7-1, 2-3-1 Big West). No. 9 Santa Clara 2, Loyola Marymount 1: Senior Jamie Bell scored her second goal in as many games to give the visiting Lions a short-lived lead and move into a tie for fourth on the LMU career goals list. Chico State, 3, Cal State Dominguez Hills 2: The host Toros (12-3-3, 7-3-2 CCAA) allowed multiple goals for only the second time this season. Corrie Hirokawa and Amy Livergood scored for CSDH. From news services Lauren Cheney scored her 15th and 16th goals of the season as the top-ranked UCLA women’s soccer team defeated No. 19 California, 2-0, Sunday to sweep its Northern California rivals on the road. The Bruins (11-1-2, 4-0 Pacific-10 Conference), coming off a 2-0 victory Friday against No. 2 Stanford, shut out their fourth straight foe. Cheney has recorded either a goal or an assist in 11 of 14games this season. She leads the Pac-10 in scoring with 38 points, including 16 goals. Junior Jake Kinne scored three goals and Long Beach State goalie Steve MacKenzie recorded a season-high 15 saves as sixth-ranked Long Beach State defeated No. 2 Stanford, 7-5, at Long Beach State. In the second game of the day, the 49ers dropped a nonconference affair to 10th-ranked UC Davis (17-5), 9-8. Long Beach is 14-8 on the season. Stanford fell to 8-5 and 1-2 in league play. Men’s water polo UCLA 16, Pacific 6: Junior Kyle Healy and sophomore Scott Davidson each scored three goals to lead the host Bruins (15-5, 2-2MPSF). 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

Doctors urge early checks for autism

first_imgThe academy’s renewed effort reflects growing awareness since its first autism guidelines in 2001. A 2006 policy statement urged autism screening for all children at their regular doctor visits at age 18 months and 24 months. The authors caution that not all children who display a few of these symptoms are autistic and they said parents shouldn’t overreact to quirky behavior. Just because a child likes to line up toy cars or has temper tantrums “doesn’t mean you need to have concern, if they’re also interacting socially and also pretending with toys and communicating well,” said co-author Dr. Scott Myers, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician in Danville, Pa. “With awareness comes concern when there doesn’t always need to be,” he said. “These resources will help educate the reader as to which things you really need to be concerned about.” Another educational tool, a Web site that debuted in mid-October, offers dozens of video clips of autistic kids contrasted with unaffected children’s behavior. That Web site – www.autismspeaks.org/ – is sponsored by two nonprofit advocacy groups: Autism Speaks and First Signs. They hope the site will promote early diagnosis and treatment to help children with autism lead more normal lives. 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The advice is meant to help both parents and doctors spot autism sooner. There is no cure for the disorder, but experts say that early therapy can lessen its severity. Symptoms to watch for and the call for early screening come in two new reports. They are being released by the American Academy of Pediatrics today at its annual meeting in San Francisco and will appear in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics and on the group’s Web site – www.aap.org/. The reports list numerous warning signs, such as a 4-month-old not smiling at the sound of mom or dad’s voice, or the loss of language or social skills at any age. Experts say one in 150 U.S. children have the troubling developmental disorder. “Parents come into your office now saying `I’m worried about autism.’ Ten years ago, they didn’t know what it was,” said Dr. Chris Johnson of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She co-authored the reports. HEALTH: Reports by pediatricians group also cite signs that may be indicators of the incurable disorder. By Lindsey Tanner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – The country’s leading pediatricians group is making its strongest push yet to have all children screened for autism twice by age 2, warning of symptoms such as babies who don’t babble at 9 months and 1-year-olds who don’t point to toys. last_img

County, Coastal Commission square off over land proposal

first_imgIn a modern-day twist on a Wild West battle over land, a Los Angeles County plan for an 81-mile swath of the Santa Monica Mountains is set for a showdown with the Coastal Commission today. The plan bans construction in the most-sensitive habitats – including riparian areas along streams and canopied oak areas – and limits development in other significant woodlands, savannas and watersheds. But critics – including the commission’s staff – say the plan doesn’t go far enough to protect sensitive areas from overdevelopment. “The county would not conform to the Coastal Act requirement to protect (sage and chaparral environments),” said Peter Douglas, the commission’s executive director. “That’s a fundamental problem. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“They’re looking at a special treatment nobody else in the coastal zone is getting. There’s no legal basis for it.” The plan is the latest in a 20-year standoff between the county and commission since the 1976 Coastal Act required local governments to take responsibility for issuing permits in their coastal areas. Los Angeles County is the last major jurisdiction in the state not to have complied, meaning the commission still handles coastal development permits for the region. There are no sanctions for noncompliance, but the commission must approve the county’s plan to take over issuance of the permits. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said the latest plan should satisfy the commission because it offers tiered conservation areas that protect the most sensitive habitats. “It’s a plan that respects the natural topography of the Santa Monica Mountains,” Yaroslavsky said. “The philosophy of the plan is it lets the land dictate development, not the other way around.” But Douglas said the tiered approach – which would define about 6percent of the mountains as Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas – excludes vast amounts of coastal sage and chaparral from the Coastal Act’s definition. Douglas said the concern is that the region’s unique ecosystem would be at risk. “The bottom-line concern is preserving that fragile and limited habitat from overbuilding,” he said. Under special legislation, the commission’s staff drafted a “local coastal program” for Malibu, which classified coastal sage scrub and chaparral as environmentally sensitive areas. The commission approved the program five years ago over the city’s preference for a tiered approach. Commission staffers said the county plan should mesh with Malibu’s, which prohibits development in environmentally sensitive areas without a Coastal Development Permit and a public hearing. Malibu’s plan also limits most development to 10,000 square feet, with a one-acre development cap on a 107-acre parcel. The county’s plan would ban development in the fraction of land proposed as environmentally sensitive but would allow development of up to 10,000 square feet in “significant” woodlands, savannas and watersheds, and up to 15,000 square feet in designated watersheds. All would require environmental reviews and permits, and in some cases public hearings. Up to three acres’ development would be allowed for a rural inn, with a public hearing. But Yaroslavsky criticized the Malibu plan, saying it forces developers to go through an expensive exemption process to get a permit. And Yaroslavsky – who has criticized NBC Universal’s plans to move and expand at Universal Studios in Studio City as overdevelopment – brushed off criticism by the Coastal Commission staff. “If every shrub or chaparral is in an (environmentally sensitive area) you virtually make it impossible for anyone to develop – and that’s not constitutional,” he said. The county’s plan has the support of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Sierra Club and several homeowner groups, but it still has been criticized by Heal the Bay and others as too lenient. “There’s not enough protection in there,” said Mark Gold, president of the nonprofit Heal the Bay in Santa Monica. Specifically, he said the plan doesn’t provide adequate setbacks from trees lining streams. Jacky deHaviland, president of the Coalition for a Better LCP (Local Coastal Program), called the county’s plan insufficient and flawed. She said the recent wildfires underscore the dangers of allowing up to 24 horses on three-acre parcels, as well as up to 40-room inns on 40-acre parcels. Dave Brown, Sierra Club conservation chairman of the Santa Monica Mountains Task Force, said the plan does safeguard the most sensitive areas through setbacks and low density. “It protects a piece of scenic natural land that’s half an hour drive for most people in the Valley and an hour for everyone in the region.” The debate comes even as the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is seeking concessions from the county to hold temporary events – such as weddings at King Gillette Ranch – without permits. Conservancy Executive Director Joe Edmiston said he expects the supervisors – in their deliberations over the mountains plan – to consider public access to property bought by taxpayers. “If someone wants a wedding, or an event that does not result in any new building impacts and uses the existing parking lot, to get a permit for that puts it on hold while there’s a six-week process,” he said. “There shouldn’t be a permit system that makes an impediment for its valid use.” Yaroslavsky said he hasn’t spoken to Edmiston on the matter and said he envisions “generic” permits that would limit particular uses at park facilities. Last week, the conservancy posted a letter online criticizing the county plan. But Edmiston said the letter was drafted by his staff and posted without his approval. The letter was later removed and another memo supporting the plan was posted. Edmiston said the county’s overall plan for the area is environmentally sound. “I’m not suggesting where there’s a wilderness park let’s put in a horse corral,” Edmiston said. “But there’s going to be some development. … If it encourages something other than mansionization, those are good uses.”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

Rededication

first_imgDespite the upheaval, service to the community was not interrupted, Salinas said. “Staff worked diligently to ensure that the programs out of the department ran smoothly,” she said. “This building and department, even more so than City Hall, is the city’s true connection to the people,” said Lopez-Reid. “And we are so glad to have it open for business once again.” The building houses a multipurpose room, two conference rooms, offices and work stations for the 11-member staff. The landscaping in front of the building includes palms trees and two “early tradition” style lightposts. “It’s a beautiful building,” Lopez-Reid said. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Montebello Parks & Recreation MONTEBELLO – City officials reopened what they called “the face of the city” when they rededicated the Parks and Recreation Building on Wednesday. The 6,000-square-foot building was closed for nearly a year after a fire destroyed one of its storage rooms last December. “I am extremely glad to welcome our staff back home,” said Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe fire prompted the city to close down the facility not only to repair the fire-damaged storage room, but to make other renovations already scheduled. The improvements, which cost $280,000 and were completed by Macco Construction, included painting the building’s interior and exterior, replacing water pipes, installing carpet to replace old tile and making the restrooms comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The building is also fire protected and was made energy efficient, said Tom Castillo, building official. “It feels good being home,” said Municipal Services Director Norma Salinas. “We are just trying to acclimate ourselves back into working in this building.” The parks and recreation staff was displaced and dispersed at City Hall, the Cathy Hensel Youth Center and a trailer adjacent to the Parks and Recreation Building. last_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN MARKET GETS NEW HOME

first_imgDONEGAL Town Farmers Market has been saved – after getting a new home!The market has been forced to leave the Diamond after objections from at least one local business who claimed some stalls were breaching trading laws.Now the market holders will re-launch their popular event this Saturday at its new home in the car park behind Begley’s Chemist. Market founder Jim McLaughlin said: “We are sad to be leaving the Diamond but we are also delighted to have our new home which we know will be very popular.“We are looking forward to seeing all our regular customers again – as well as a few new ones.”* Get out and support the market – it opens at 10am this Saturday.DONEGAL TOWN MARKET GETS NEW HOME was last modified: September 27th, 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:Donegal Town Farmers Marketnew home for marketlast_img read more

DONEGAL’S FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS NETWORK MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

first_imgThe first meetings of the Renewable Energy Business Network in Donegal will take place on Monday 11 Feb at 6pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and on Tuesday 12 February at 6pm in Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town.Joanne Holmes Project Officer of the Ren Net project which is based in Donegal County Council said the network meetings will be a great opportunity for businesses and individuals that are involved in or who wish to get involved in the green economy or renewable energy sector.“Members will meet regularly and identify new opportunities for the green economy and renewable energy sector, receive expert advice, training and support for their business with the aim of increasing its profitability. “The project will run until February 2015 allowing time to build a strong and successful network of green enterprises in the region. Local networks will also meet on a regional basis throughout the project lifetime and there will be a number of international best practice visits”.The Renewable Energy Business Network should be of interest to small or micro businesses (employing less than 50 people) or individuals engaged in renewable energy or the green economy or those wishing to get involved in this growing sector.It should also be of interest to farmers who are interested in diversifying into renewable energy e.g. growing energy crops and to those involved in the construction industry, contractors, plumbers, electricians, architects etc looking to gain insight into how the green industry will develop and how they can compete.The Renewable Energy Business Network Project (Ren Net) is funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme. For more information please contact Joanne Holmes Ren Net Project Officer on 353 749153900 or email: jholmes@donegalcoco.ie. DONEGAL’S FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS NETWORK MEETINGS NEXT WEEK was last modified: February 8th, 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:Donegal County CouncilRenewable Energy Business Networklast_img read more