Liverpool ‘make contact’ with Paris Saint-Germain over potential deal for Brazil star Lucas Moura

first_img1 Liverpool are considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura.The Brazilian came close to joining Manchester United in 2012 and is understood to be open to a switch to the Premier League in the near future.According to French magazine Le 10 Sport, Liverpool have made contact with PSG about the possibility of a January deal and Jurgen Klopp is keen to get the 23-year-old on board at Anfield.Moura signed for PSG in 2013 and has made over 100 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants.He remains a key member of Laurent Blanc’s squad and the French champions will be reluctant sellers.However, it is understood Moura is keen on working under the highly-rated Klopp and the Reds are expected to make a concrete bid next month. PSG star and Liverpool target Lucas Moura last_img read more

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Manchester United transfer latest: Four Italian teams in battle for midfielder Marouane Fellaini

first_img1 Manchester United midfielder Maroune Fellaini There is now a four-way Italian chase on for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan’s interest has been matched by city rivals Inter as well as Juventus and Roma.Reports earlier this week had suggested that Milan had already enquired with United about a possible loan deal – but their approach was knocked back.But they are expected to return with a solid offer but will now face competition from three of their Serie A rivals.Fellaini, who became a star over six successful seasons with Everton, has never quite repeated the trick since moving to Old Trafford in September 2013.He has started just five Premier League games so far this term and could be open to a move with a place in Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad on the line.It has been suggested that the afro-headed 28-year-old would command a fee of around £18million but it is still unclear whether Louis van Gaal will let him leave.last_img read more

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LVG? Fazio? Hazard? Fans reveal who they want clubs to dump in January

first_img Fans reveal who they want their clubs to sell before deadline day 1 Good riddance to bad rubbish.That’s what some fans would love to say to certain players at their club, so talkSPORT asked them who they would like to see sold.There are just days of the transfer window remaining, so join the debate on the talkSPORT Facebook page and let us know who you would like your club to sell and if you agree with any of these suggestions.Follow transfer deadline day live on talksport.com on Monday 1 February.last_img read more

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‘Jose Mourinho would have seen that out!’ – Manchester United fans fume at Chelsea’s late equaliser

first_img Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs 1 It felt like two points dropped for Manchester United as Diego Costa scored in stoppage time to snatch a draw for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Jesse Lingard gave the Red Devils the lead after 61 minutes but they then sat back and allowed Chelsea all the possession with Louis van Gaal trying to just park the bus.It means United have not won on any of their last ten games with Chelsea and sit six points off neighbours Manchester City who are currently in fourth place.And despite another positive performance in general, the way Manchester United sat back and allowed the Blues to attack them has caused huge anger among the fans.See below for the best reaction as Red Devils fans aim their anger towards one man in particular, Van Gaal.last_img read more

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Juventus send scouts to watch Arsenal and Man United target Edinson Cavani

first_img Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani Juventus are increasing their efforts to sign Arsenal and Manchester United target Edinson Cavani in the summer.The Old Lady are reportedly set to lose Alvaro Morata and Mario Mandzukic at the end of the season and see the Paris Saint-Germain forward an as an ideal fit to help replace the duo.Arsenal and United have tracked the Uruguayan for the past few years but have stopped short of making any concrete offers.Cavani, who has scored 14 goals in 32 appearances for the French champions this term, is reportedly unhappy with life in Paris and is searching for a fresh challenge.And, according to Tuttosport, Juve are now leading the race to land the 29-year-old and are sending scouts to Paris tonight to watch him in action in the Champions League clash with Chelsea. 1last_img read more

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Aspiring horror novelist denies cannibalizing his girlfriend

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEXICO CITY – An aspiring horror novelist told investigators he accidentally killed his girlfriend but denied eating parts of her, authorities said Tuesday, a day after forensic experts said flesh found in a frying pan in the man’s apartment was human. In his first testimony since he was arrested last week, Jose Luis Calva reportedly said he squeezed the life out of Alejandra Galeana, 32, on Oct. 5 while trying to restrain her during a violent argument. “He tried to control her by grabbing her and hugging her from behind. But because of his strength, she fainted. He took her pulse and found she had died. He put her on the bed and then began to think of a way to get rid of the body, and started cutting it up to get rid of it, piece by piece,” the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office said in a statement recounting his testimony. The statement said Calva claimed he was cooking the flesh to feed to his dogs and stored the severed limbs found in his refrigerator “so they wouldn’t start smelling so quickly.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.When pressed on whether he had eaten the flesh, Calva reportedly said he did not remember what he had done that night because he had consumed alcohol and cocaine. The statement said he also denied involvement in the death of another former girlfriend, Veronica Martinez, whose dismembered body was found stuffed in cardboard boxes in 2004 or the killing of an unidentified woman whose remains were found in a suitcase earlier this year. Calva made the statement at a Mexico City hospital where he is being treated for injuries suffered when police, alerted by Galeana’s family, arrived to search his apartment. Calva tried to escape by climbing down balconies from his upper-floor apartment, but fell and hit his head. Prosecutors said Calva would probably be charged with homicide, which carries a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.last_img read more

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Both sides in Writers Guild strike settle in for long battle over revenue

first_img“It’s the end of an era,” said Robert Gustafson, who heads the media management area at California State University, Northridge. “The issues that are at hand are the issues of a new chapter of television.” Two decades ago, Hollywood writers fought for more creative control and higher residuals during a 22-week strike that cost $500million. Now, as audiences for broadcast network television dwindle, writers want more money from DVD sales and shows shown on the Internet and on cell phones, known as new media. A contract covering the writers expired a week ago and last-minute negotiations failed Sunday. Writers were slated to meet Monday evening to discuss their options. The fate of the writers’ negotiations could affect contracts covering actors and directors, which expire in June. It also will have an immediate impact on the local economy and the thousands of people who work behind the cameras. In an interview Monday with the trade magazine TV Week, the president of the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers said producers would not be rushing back to the negotiating table. In a historic fight over revenue from the digital revolution, Hollywood writers went on strike Monday for the first time in nearly 20 years. Picket lines sprang up in New York City and from Burbank to Studio City on Monday morning. Late-night comedy and talk shows – Jay Leno, David Letterman and others – were the first casualties and couch potatoes worried about their shows going into reruns as producers were left with few complete scripts. Some 12,000 members of the Writers Guild of America started picketing outside 15 different studios at 9a.m. Monday in a struggle to determine how the industry divvies up new revenues such as Internet downloads that are changing the face of television. “At some point we’ll be back at the negotiating table, but it won’t be for quite a while,” Nick Counter said. In a statement Sunday, the alliance said it made attempts to meet writers’ demands on a number of key areas such as new media. “Ultimately, the guild was unwilling to compromise on most of their major demands,” the statement said. With writers on strike, little can move forward in Hollywood. Late-night television shows that depend on writing about current events will start broadcasting reruns immediately. Networks are expected to stretch out new episodes of prime-time shows by running more movies and current-events shows in case the strike lasts for months as some have predicted. New shows such as “Pushing Daisies” and “Private Practice” could lose momentum or be canceled because of a lack of reruns to show. Reality shows will not be affected because they do not rely on union writers, one sticking point in negotiations. The strike could be a boon to cable networks and Internet channels such as those on YouTube if viewers get bored of watching reruns on the broadcast networks. By most accounts, both sides are prepared for a drawn-out battle. Studios have stockpiled scripts and some are prepared to air new reality shows. Jimmy Kimmel might attempt to do his show without his writers, an ABC representative said Monday. Writers in red union T-shirts carrying protest signs outside studios across Los Angeles said they were prepared for a long strike. At the main entrance to CBS Radford Studios on Radford Avenue in Studio City, a few writers pointed out that the feast-or-famine nature of their job prepared them for a strike. “Every job I have worked on, people said save your money,” said Patti Carr, a writer for the television show “‘Til Death” and a picket coordinator. Carr, 38, of Studio City gets paid about $10,000 per episode. In a great year she writes 22 episodes, but in a slow year she might only write five. Carr would not say how much she saved in case of a strike, but said she could go for months without income and still pay her mortgage. Hollywood writers are used to being out of work for weeks at a time, said Kal Clarke, who wrote for “Show Me the Money” until it was canceled last December. A normal schedule for Clarke, 47, who owns a home in Toluca Lake and has two children in private school, could mean working for seven weeks until a show is canceled, then being out of work for twice that long. When a show strikes a chord with audiences, he could have a steady paycheck for two years. “We’re used to pinching,” said Clarke, whose wife earns a steady paycheck. Outside the Disney lot in Burbank, the creator and executive producer of “Lost,” Damon Lindeloff, 34, of Studio City was among about 40 pickets at the Alameda Avenue gate. “I think we all feel very strongly about why we’re here and we’re digging in for the marathon, not the sprint,” he said. Screenwriter Larry Karaszewski, 45, of Hollywood wore a corduroy jacket with a T-shirt bearing a newspaper headline reading, “Viacom’s profits were up 80%.” “I was here for the ’88 strike and I’ve never seen our union more together,” Karaszewski said. Elected officials approached the strike gingerly. A spokeswoman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he did not want to intervene in an issue that is currently being handled by federal mediators. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, issued a statement that walked a fine line. “When technological advances help transform one of California’s signature industries, it’s important to ensure that the benefits of those advances are shared appropriately within that industry,” Nu ez said. The strike’s impact should illustrate the need for more long-term reforms to prevent runaway production, said Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, D-Glendale, an entertainment-industry attorney and chairman of the Assembly’s Select Committee on Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry. “If even a short-term disruption has a dramatic impact on the local economy,” Krekorian said, “how much more of an impact will we feel when these jobs permanently leave California because of the incentives offered by other states and foreign governments?” The Associated Press and Staff Writers Susan Abram, David Kronke and Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles and Harrison Sheppard in Sacramento contributed to this report.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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Homelessness on the rise in the San Gabriel Valley

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “All the police departments along the 10 Freeway, the 210, the 60, are seeing that because those are the major arteries out of downtown L.A. They take the bus and head east,” he said. But Reyes estimated that 60percent to 65 percent of the local homeless population is from the San Gabriel Valley, or even West Covina. “They started their lives within five miles of the city,” he said. Among the more than 1.6 million people in the San Gabriel Valley, the 2007 countywide Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority count found the numbers had grown from 25,000 homeless annually in 2005 to 27,000 now. That increase bucks the national and local trends. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced last week that there are fewer chronically homeless on the streets, “for the first time ever.” LAHSA’s local homelessness count found more than 13,000 fewer homeless people countywide per year than in their 2005 count. Efforts to clean up Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles are pushing some of that area’s homeless population into the San Gabriel Valley, local officials say. West Covina police Officer David Reyes estimates there are 80 to 120 homeless people in his city. “During the summer we saw a big influx, and the reason for that is all of the new construction going on downtown around Skid Row,” Reyes said. People from other service agencies and the homeless people he has talked to also tell him the homeless are being pushed out. Some police agencies and homeless service providers in the San Gabriel Valley say they aren’t seeing drastic changes, but others have noticed the influx. In Hacienda Heights, the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless is also seeing more people, said Emergency Assistance Center Director Colleen Castellano. “It’s not just a slight increase, it’s really jumped,” Castellano said. “I used to average about 180 to 200 clients a month. Now I’m seeing anywhere from 250 to 300 clients a month, since last winter.” Panhandling has also increased, she said. “Right now, people are reaching into their pockets (to help) because they’re not used to it,” Castellano said. “When they find that it’s being abused, they’ll be less receptive.” But not everyone is feeling the increase. At the sheriff’s Industry station, where Deputy Paul Archambault of the Community Oriented Policing Bureau has overseen several outreach efforts to help the homeless, there’s no notable shift in the population, he said. “We will run into people who will have a Skid Row address,” Archambault said. “If you question them, they may have grown up in Hacienda Heights or Industry or another (local) city, and then gone to Skid Row and come back again.” In Baldwin Park, police Lt. Dave Reynoso said he hasn’t noticed an increase, and at the West Covina Access Center, program manager Maria Baber-Smith says their figures have actually decreased. “I would say that the incidence of homelessness is on the rise, and that’s because incomes and market rate rents are not compatible, and many families are not able to pay their rents,” Baber-Smith said. “So yes, homelessness is increasing, but not drastically here.” Reyes estimates that about 20 to 25 percent of West Covina’s homeless population are recent transplants from Skid Row, including people who used to live in and people who are new to the area. “They feel safer here,” Reyes said. One homeless man, originally from El Monte and West Covina, actually began taking daily bus trips from a shelter on Skid Row back to the San Gabriel Valley before he was recently placed in a local shelter, Reyes said. “He said people are more generous here,” Reyes said. “He says he goes to the mission in L.A. every day, then he’ll commute out here to where he feels safe, panhandle until he has enough money for food for the day, then head back home.” Reyes struggled with whether local residents should be upset about that. “I don’t know,” Reyes said. “They should be bothered that someone has to do this.” alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want 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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Police searching for suspect in hit-and-run death

first_imgNORTH HOLLYWOOD- Police are searching today for the driver of a sport utility vehicle involved in a hit and run death of a 27-year-old Arleta man. Police said the motorcyclist was traveling along Lankershim Boulevard just north of Saticoy Street early Sunday morning when a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee made a U-turn in front of him, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The motorcyclist attempted to avoid the collision by laying down the motorcycle, but still collided with the Jeep, according to police. The Jeep’s driver completed the turn and sped away, southbound on Lankershim Boulevard and turned eastbound on Saticoy Street. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department, police said. 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 The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin, police said. Police are asking the public’s help in identifying the driver of the newer model Jeep, which had dark tinted windows on all sides and possible damage on the lower portion of the driver’s side front door. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division Detectives at (818) 374-1930. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-529-3855. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. last_img read more

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CALLING ON SALESPEOPLE – DONEGALDAILY.COM WANTS TO MAKE YOU AN OFFER!

first_imgDo you love everything about Donegal and are you looking for a job in sales?Well Donegaldaily.com could be the answer.We are looking for sales staff in both Inishowen and in the south of the county to spark a business revival. In less than a year we are now Donegal’s leading news website with a certified 90,044 unique users according to online giant Google.And a million hits per month!Quite simply people online in Donegal, log onto Donegaldaily.com.We want dynamic salespeople to go out and contact businesses across Donegal and further afield and tell them why they should be on our website. If you think you have what it takes to introduce businesses to a world of online potential and increased sales, then contact us NOW!For people interested in working as ad reps for us in Inishowen contact Don on 085 8504125 or those interested in working in the south Donegal should contact 086 0691684.EndsCALLING ON SALESPEOPLE – DONEGALDAILY.COM WANTS TO MAKE YOU AN OFFER! was last modified: November 11th, 2011 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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