Monthly Archives: December 2019

Fabian Delph returns for Man City but defender ruled out for a MONTH

first_img Pablo Zabaleta 1 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed Pablo Zabaleta will be out for a month with a knee injury.The full-back only reported for pre-season training in late July after playing in the Copa America with Argentina and has yet to feature this term.Bacary Sagna has taken his place for the wins over West Brom and Chelsea, and the former Arsenal man is now set for an extended run in the team after Zabaleta picked up a knee injury.The 30-year-old suffered ligament damage during a training session and is expected to be sidelined until the end of September.“Pablo Zabaleta yesterday had a problem in his knee with his ligaments so he will be out for around one month,” said Pellegrini.There is some good news for City, however, with Fabian Delph back fit.The summer signing from Aston Villa suffered a hamstring injury in his first outing for the club in pre-season but returned to training this week.He is unlikely to start against Everton on Sunday but could be named on the bench by Pellegrini for the Goodison Park clash.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer report: West Ham insist they have first option on in-demand star

first_imgWest Ham co-owner David Sullivan insists the Hammers have the first option of signing Manuel Lanzini on a permanent deal – despite growing interest from Liverpool.Lanzini arrived at Upton Park from Abu Dhabi club Al Jazira on a season-long loan and has made a positive impression on Slaven Bilic’s side, scoring four in 13 appearances.Reports in recent days have suggested the Argentine playmaker is now a target for Liverpool but Sullivan quickly moved to quash any rumours over Lanzini’s immediate future.“We have an unbreakable option with both Lanzini and his club, so any other team’s interest is irrelevant,” Sullivan told the club’s website.“Manuel has been a fantastic signing for the club and we all hope he can maintain this superb run of form for the rest of the season.” 1 Manuel Lanzini last_img read more

Moyes to Leeds? Hasselbaink to QPR? Barcelona in for Stones? Paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Chelsea fear they could fail with a fresh bid to land John Stones in January. The struggling champions have Everton’s England centre-back in their sights again, after failing with a string of big-money bids for him during the summer. But Stones is settled at Goodison Park and although initial talks over a new deal have yet to progress he remains focused on helping Everton into Europe. (Daily Mirror)Stones, meanwhile, is also attracting attention from Barcelona. The Spanish giants sent scouts to watch the young defender in action for England against France on Tuesday night. (Daily Telegraph)Alexis Sanchez is set to give Arsenal a huge boost by pledging his future to Arsene Wenger’s side. Sanchez has agreed a new five-year deal in principle which will see him sign on until 2020 and with the potential to earn almost £40million in that time. The 27-year-old has been the subject of recent interest from Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)Real Madrid will move to take Juventus striker Alvaro Morata back to the Bernabeu if they sell Cristiano Ronaldo next summer AND fail to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. (Gazetta dello Sport)Former Manchester United boss David Moyes would be interested in taking over at Leeds. United fan and haulage tycoon Steve Parkin is hoping to complete a £30million buy-out at Elland Road and has identified Moyes as the man to revive the Whites’ fortunes. (Daily Mirror)Louis Van Gaal has been given a hands-off warning over his pursuit of Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie. Manchester United boss Van Gaal is eyeing a shock move for the Scotland international but Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe on Wednesday insisted Ritchie is not Old Trafford bound. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham Hotspur are set to lose top prospect Milos Veljkovic in January. The 20-year-old defensive midfielder has been unable to agree a new contract this season and talks between player and club have completely broken down. With his current deal expiring at the end of this season, when he could leave for free, he is set to be sold when the window re-opens. (Independent)Steve Clarke is set to be confirmed as Fulham’s new boss. Clarke wants to leave Reading to take over at Craven Cottage in succession to Kit Symons. The Royals are fighting hard to hang on to the Scot, who has only been at the Madejski Stadium for 11 months, but he is determined to go. (Daily Mirror)QPR are lining up a move for former Chelsea star Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to be their new boss. Rangers are searching for a replacement for the sacked Chris Ramsey, with Neil Warnock currently in temporary charge, and want Burton Albion boss Hasselbaink. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Arsenal favourites to beat Barcelona to £13m signing of Spain star Nolito in JanuaryNapoli star Jorginho open to new contract amid speculation of Arsenal interest Arsenal transfer report: Juventus will only sanction loan deal for Gunners target Chelsea FC transfer news: Latest on January targets including Cavani and Falcao’s future Jose Mourinho plotting January move for Dutch veteran Wesley Sneijder Liverpool transfer report: Jurgen Klopp confident of luring Lazio star Lucas Biglia to AnfieldHope for Manchester United? Neymar could quit Spain over tax probe, says Barcelona superstar’s dadTottenham face losing out to AC Milan for long-time transfer target Axel Witsel West Ham transfer report: Spanish youngster offered deal following impressive trialNorwich transfer report: Juventus striker Simone Zaza emerges as January loan targetlast_img read more

Keisuke Honda to leave AC Milan in January – Southampton set to pounce?

first_img AC Milan and Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda Keisuke Honda is ready to leave AC Milan in January – amid reported interest from Southampton.The midfielder has found himself a bit-part player at the San Siro ever since new boss Sinisa Mihajlovic took over this summer.It has caused speculation to spread that the Japan international is ready to leave Milan after two years in Serie A.And now, according to Corriere della Sera, Honda has asked the Italian club’s board to sanction a January move.Southampton were linked with the 29-year-old in the summer but at the time Mihajlovic was unsure whether the player would be a major part of his plans.Given the fact the former CSKA Moscow man has fallen down the pecking order, Milan are willing to negotiate a sale provided their asking price is met. 1last_img read more

Once-joined twins cheer U.S. doctors

first_imgBy Jamie Stengle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS – With bright smiles and energy to spare, formerly conjoined twins Mohamed and Ahmed Ibrahim of Egypt have returned to Dallas, four years after a marathon operation to separate them. The 6-year-old boys, who are walking on their own and speaking English and Arabic, were separated here in October 2003. They were born joined at the tops of their heads. The boys came with their mother and 14-month-old brother while their father and two older siblings stayed in Cairo. While in Dallas, the boys and a set of twins born joined at the head in Italy were guests of honor at a fundraiser for the foundation, which helps children with deformities of the head or face. “We’re joyous,” Salyer said. “We’re happy with them. They’ve been celebrating since they arrived back to their home away from home.”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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAfter their 34-hour surgery, they stayed in Dallas for about two more years as their skulls were reconstructed. They returned to Egypt in November 2005. “These boys to me represent the culmination of a very long journey, where they are arriving at what we all envisioned would be a possibility, but it turns out to be a reality,” said Dr. Kenneth Salyer, chairman and founder of the nonprofit World Craniofacial Foundation, which brought the boys here for evaluation last week and has been directing their care. During the two weeks they’ll be in the United States, the boys will be evaluated by doctors in Dallas and also travel to Arizona to get an MRI that should tell more about how their brains are functioning, he said. “But just from looking at these boys, I’m very pleased with how they’ve done,” Salyer said. “They’ve made tremendous progress.” last_img read more

Gay men’s summit to address rise in HIV rates

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. With the popularity of the annual Valley Pride Festival in Studio City, members from the the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center thought it was important to reach out to gay and bisexual men beyond the Westside. The summit comes at a time when HIV among gay men continues to be pervasive, specifically within the Latino community. Latinos accounted for 48 percent of people diagnosed with AIDS in Los Angeles County in 2004, the last year for which data was available, according to the county Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. “This summit is important because the Valley has a large Latino community, and we Latinos are afraid to talk about our sexuality,” Osorio said. “Even for those who are straight, if they have a gay relative, it’s important to have this information. HIV is not just happening among gay men.” Health experts and community leaders agree that young gay men have grown complacent about HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. VAN NUYS – As HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases continue to increase among young gay men, community leaders hope the San Fernando Valley’s first gay men’s summit this weekend will encourage healthier lifestyle choices. Called Pride and Power, the summit is expected to draw more than 200 people. Discussion topics will include encouraging the use of condoms, the dangers of crystal methamphetamine abuse and dating someone who is HIV positive. “The main issue is the lack of condom use,” said Herberth Osorio, health education specialist for the Northeast Valley Health Corp. “Guys are afraid of using condoms because they are afraid of being accused of having a disease. They tell me, `I don’t want him to get the wrong impression.”‘ Organizers said the Valley’s gay community has grown, but many men might not be aware of the resources available to them. Since 2001, syphilis has increased by 365 percent among gay and bisexual men in L.A. County, according to public health figures. “The numbers point out that HIV/AIDS is on the rise continually,” said Ruben Acosta, associate director of for health education and prevention at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. “The gay community has to take ahold of it, and say, `It’s time to regroup.’ We’re going to make a pledge to decrease HIV/AIDS. Rather than just saying this behavior is putting you at risk, we need to find out what’s happening and why.” Acosta said the behavior could also have to do with a negative self-image of being gay, another summit topic. “We want them to know that people have a right to have sex, to get married and be in the mainstream of society,” he said. “We just want to encourage gay men to come into these groups, to get a sense of community, a sense of belonging and ownership.” Both the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and Northeast Valley Health Corp. are coordinating the event, which is being funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the county Department of Public Health. “There’s not as many events like this kind for gay men, particularly in the Valley,” said Stephanie Ruiz-Perez, program manager of Northeast Valley Health Corp. “There isn’t anything to empower them in terms of talking about their identity.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

TOTAL GAIN OF 64 NEW JOBS IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT – UDARAS REPORT

first_imgA total of 220 new jobs were created in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 2013, the annual report of Udaras na Gaeltachta has revealed.There were 1,942 full-time equivalent jobs in Údarás-supported companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht at year end.When job losses are taken into account, there was a net gain of 64 new jobs, an increase of 3.4% on the previous year. New jobs were created in companies throughout the Donegal Gaeltacht, such as Randox Teo, An Clochán Liath; Arán Ard Teoranta, Ard a Rátha; Comhlacht Iascaireachta Fánaid Teo, Fánaid; Faisc Miotail Éireann Teo, and in new projects such as Mobileonix Teo and Millíní Adhmaid Dhún na nGall Teo which are located on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.Companies operating in the tourism, construction, services and manufacturing sectors shed jobs throughout the year.An tÚdarás approved a significant number of new projects with an anticipated total investment of over €11 million, which are expected to create 246 new jobs when fully operational.A total of 296 people were employed in social employment schemes in the Donegal Gaeltacht at the end of the year. These schemes are managed and administered by Údarás na Gaeltachta and funded through the Department of Social Protection. Other DevelopmentsA number of Údarás properties were refurbished and upgraded during the year. An Marglann (the old mart) in Gleann Cholm Cille was redeveloped and leased to Cairdeas na bhFidléirí, who plan to develop a traditional music interpretive centre that will focus on all aspects of traditional Irish music, song and dance from Donegal.Refurbishment work began on an Údarás-owned premises in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park which is being redeveloped to include three modern enterprise units, aimed at attracting enterprises in the medical devices and internationally traded services sectors. The promotional DVD for Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair was produced and will be used as a marketing and sales tool to attract businesses to locate in the Áislann.A Development Plan for Baile na FinneA five-year development plan was prepared for greater Baile na Finne area during the year. The purpose of this plan is to set out a development programme for the area for 2013-2017. ConnectG / CeangalGA new project called CeangalG commenced in 2013. The project, which is located on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, is a cross-border project, funded by the Interreg IVA Programme and operated by An tÚdarás in conjunction with Sabhal Mór Ostaig in Scotland and Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich in Belfast.The aim of the project is to encourage and strengthen co-operation between public sector agencies in the border regions of Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland and it places a particular emphasis on supporting enterprises that make use of Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic languages.Interreg ‘ Innovation and Growth Programme’ Initiatives under the Interreg IVA ‘Innovation and Growth Programme’ continued during the year. The programme, which is led by Údarás in co-operation with the North East Partnership, assists participating businesses in identifying strategic overseas partners and growth potential in international markets. There are 24 participants from Donegal businesses taking part in the 3 year programme.TOTAL GAIN OF 64 NEW JOBS IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT – UDARAS REPORT was last modified: January 21st, 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:annual reportjobsÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

Middlesbrough forward Christian Stuani hit with FA violent conduct charge

first_img1 Christian Stuani [left] in action for Middlesbrough Middlesbrough forward Christian Stuani has been charged for an “alleged act of violent conduct” by the Football Association.An FA panel reviewed video footage of an incident during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Preston which was missed by the match officials.Middlesbrough have already confirmed they will appeal against the charge by the deadline of 6pm on Tuesday.An FA statement read: “Cristian Stuani has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.“The Middlesbrough forward was involved in an incident in the 54th minute of their game with Preston North End on Saturday April 9, 2016.“The matter was referred to by a panel of three former elite referees who each reviewed the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they considered it a sending-off offence.“For an FA charge to follow, the decision by the panel must be unanimous.”last_img read more

Manchester United to battle rivals Liverpool for £30m-rated Miralem Pjanic

first_img Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic is a wanted man this summer Manchester United have made Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic their No.1 transfer target.The Bosnian reportedly wants to leave the Italian capital this summer in search of a new challenge.Chelsea and Liverpool have previously shown an interest, as have Spanish champions Barcelona and French giants Paris Saint-Germain.But, according to Mundo Deportivo, Manchester United have now made Pjanic their top target after Jose Mourinho urged them to do so.The Portuguese boss is a big fan of the 26-year-old and scouted him during his time at Real Madrid.Mourinho has now encouraged Manchester United to tie up a deal for Pjanic, which could be worth over £30million. 1last_img read more

11 amazing pictures from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career with Sweden

first_imgAfter 15 years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced he will end his international career with Sweden when Euro 2016 finishes.The world-class centre forward has been a huge star and talisman for his nation scoring stunning goals and firing them to two World Cups and four European Championships.Ibrhahimovic, 34, is the only Swede to have scored at three consecutive European Championship tournaments – and could yet make it four – while he is also their all-time top scorer.Highlights include a number of high profile goals against the likes of Italy in 2004 and England in 2012, with the striker showcasing his acrobatic ability.So here at talkSPORT, as an incredible international career enters its final stages, we take a look at some incredible Zlatan Ibrahimovic moments in a Sweden shirt.Click the right arrow above to scroll through… 9. In 2014 he scored his 50th international goal – against Estonia – making him Sweden’s all-time top scorer ahead of Sven Rydell – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11. An when it came to the crunch – like against rivals Denmark in a Euro 2016 qualification play-off clash – he was head and shoulders above the rest 11 11 3. In the same tournament he also scored an incredible backheel flick against Italy. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 2. He was quickly making an impact on the big stage too, scoring against Bulgaria at Euro 2004. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic earned his first cap in 2001 against the Faroe Islands and was soon being picked for big clashes like this one against England in November of that year. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 11 11 11 11 11 7. Occasionally he had to teach young pretenders who was the boss. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 8. And the best way was to score even better goals, like this one against France at Euro 2012. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 5. It didn’t always go his way though, and his penalty miss in a shoot-out with the Netherlands cost Sweden a spot in the semi-finals of Euro 2004. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 10. But Ibrahimovic wasn’t going to stop there… – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 4. And the celebrations were pretty wild – as you would expect. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 6. Ibrahimovic certainly never shirked away from doing the unpredictable. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… last_img read more