Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool chiefs he wants to sign 19-year-old Porto starlet Ruben Neves. The midfielder has also been strongly linked with moves to Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona. (Metro)Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has expressed a desire to play under Pep Guardiola. The former Barcelona coach is widely tipped to take over from Manuel Pellegrini as the Blues’ new manager if he if he leaves Bayern Munich at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea forward Pedro has been told by former Barcelona team-mate Dani Alves that heshould have stayed at the Nou Camp rather than join the Blues in the summer. (Daily Express) Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller has hinted the Premier League’s money might eventually lure him to Manchester United. The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer, but the German champions insisted he was not for sale. (Manchester Evening News) Tottenham are monitoring the progress of Gent duo Moses Simon, 20, and Laurent Depoitre. 26-year-old Belgium international forward Depoitre started and scored against Andorra on Saturday. (Daily Mirror) Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a rapid return to management, by replacing Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa. (The Sun) New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is planning a return to one of his former clubs to sign West Ham centre-back James Tomkins. (Daily Star) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Klopp can take Liverpool to the next level, but he needs more ‘special players’, claims John BarnesNewcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul ruled out for season after injury on Netherlands dutyExclusive – ‘Flattered’ Southend United boss Phil Brown plays down Sunderland linksReports – Roma reignite interest in Liverpool defender Mamadou SakhoThe next Henrik Larsson? Barcelona linked with move for Liverpool cult hero Dirk KuytBarcelona preparing bid for Liverpool and Manchester United target Marco ReusAnd finally…?Video: Chelsea legend Didier Drogba produces sublime free kick for Montreal Impact Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, October 12 1
Here is a selection of the stories from Thursday’s newspapers…French club Monaco took to Twitter to deny they have made an approach for under-pressure Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, after shareholder Alessandro Proto claimed they were interested in appointing the 52-year-old Portuguese.Paris Saint-Germain are confident they will beat Manchester United to the £100m signing of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. (The Sun) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is prepared to hand former captain Steven Gerrard a role at Anfield, in keeping with the club’s ‘long-term strategy’. (The Independent) Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City all want to convince Pep Guardiola to turn his back on Bayern Munich and be their next manager. (The Sun) Manchester City are NOT interested in a loan move for New York City maestro Andrea Pirlo in the MLS off-season. (Manchester Evening News)Monaco are keen to push forward in their pursuit of Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda, after having a £10m offer turned down the summer. The 19-year-old Belgian is highly rated within the Blues academy but the club are struggling to get youth players anywhere near their first-team squad. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are preparing to make a double swoop for Gent pair Laurent Depoitre and Moses Simon in January. Depoitre, 26, has scored six goals in 14 games this season and Spurs will send scouts to watch both the 6ft 3ins striker and his teammate Simon. (Daily Mail)Rivals Manchester United and Liverpool are ready to go head-to-head for Danish wonderkid Emre Mor, after the 18-year-old’s performances for FC Nordsjaelland Under 19s earned rave reviews among Europe’s top scouts. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Steven Gerrard back at Liverpool is the ‘last thing’ Jurgen Klopp needs, insists Dietmar HamannChelsea News: ‘Self-destruct mode’ Jose Mourinho in danger of damaging reputation as managerial great, talkSPORT toldExclusive – Harry Redknapp on Van Gaal boos: ‘Man United fans were spoilt under Sir Alex Ferguson’Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba rules out move during MLS off-seasonVIDEO: Fabian Delph celebrating Manchester City’s win on his own in front of the fansLeeds United latest: Owner Massimo Cellino ‘no longer wishes to sell to fans’
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Jurgen Klopp is close to landing his first major transfer target at Anfield, after chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Belgrade to finalise a £5million deal for 19-year-old Marko Grujic. The Liverpool boss though, will immediately loan the midfielder out to his current club Red Star for the rest of the season. (Daily Mirror)Emmanuel Adebayor has moved a step closer towards relaunching his Premier League career in January. Adebayor is believed to have joined his representatives last week in holding talks with officials from Chelsea, West Ham and Watford. The Togo striker, 31, sounded out the trio as he believes they fit the bill in his search for a London-based club. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are locked in a battle with some of Europe’s biggest clubs to seal the transfer of Servette’s Lorenzo Gonzalez. The Red Devils are ready to land the 15-year-old Swiss ace who is known as ‘Speedy’ after the Mexican mouse ‘Speedy Gonzales’. (Metro)Arda Turan’s agent has revealed the midfielder almost signed for Manchester United in the summer before completing a switch to Barcelona. (AMK)St Etienne manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that he’s interested in signing Chelsea’s Loic Remy on loan next month. (Daily Mirror)Bournemouth are preparing to bid for Hull defender Curtis Davies in January. The centre-back’s contract at the KC Stadium is set to expire at the end of the season, meaning the Championship club may be willing to let him go to avoid losing him on a free in the summer. (Daily Mirror)Claudio Ranieri has held discussions with Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy about the January transfer window, advising the deadly duo to stay at Leicester until at least the end of the season if they believe in his management. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Chelsea flop Papy Djilobodji in line for January return to France as Marseille plot loan moveBlack Cats close to sealing deal for Lorient defender Lamine KoneDiego Godin says he will NEVER leave Atletico Madrid as Manchester United link quashedMarco Verratti set for talks over new PSG contract as French champions move to fend off Chelsea interestChelsea striker a January target for Russian side Spartak MoscowLiverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal target Lavezzi set for Italy return, says agentArsenal FC: Inter Milan midfielder on Arsene Wenger’s radar
Arsene Wenger could be handed a fitness boost this week after he revealed there is a chance Alexis Sanchez could return from injury next weekend.The Chilean has missed the last six Premier League games for the Gunners after suffering a hamstring problem against Norwich City in November.But now, if the player comes through training in the week, he could make his comeback in the FA Cup next weekend as Arsenal take on Sunderland.“It’s a possibility [he could play],” admitted Wenger.“Alexis Sanchez needs a good test over the next four days and afterwards we will make a decision.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityMade at Boeing Co.’s Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, the first Wideband Global SATCOM is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida during a 71-minute launch window starting at 5:22 p.m. PDT. Once in orbit, the so-called WGS will represent the Department of Defense’s highest capacity communications satellite. The first WGS eventually will be joined by others to form a constellation of five Boeing-built satellites. WGS will perform the functions of an existing constellation known as the Defense Satellite Communications System, or DSCS, which supports all three military branches. “This one (WGS) satellite has more capability than the entire DSCS constellation, which has nine satellites,” said Col. Donald Robbins, the Air Force’s commander of the Wideband Satellite Communications Group. “What that does for the warfighter is it allows him to communicate at a level that he cannot communicate today. It’s kind of a quantum leap for them. It’s equivalent to going from dial-up to broadband.” The Space and Missile Systems Center, at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, oversees the WGS program for the military and bought the first satellite from Boeing. WGS will not have global reach until three of the satellites are in orbit. After the third satellite is launched, as early as next year – followed by several months of standard testing – troops on the battlefield, aircraft and ships will be able to quickly send large amounts of information to almost any location on the planet. In addition, WGS will operate in two frequencies, the X-band, used heavily by the Army, and the Ka-band, which carries broadcast signals. The military’s Global Broadcast Service constellation provides one-way Ka-band signals. By contrast, WGS will provide two-way Ka-band signals. The new satellite system will also be able to “cross-band,” which involves communications using both frequencies simultaneously. “It’s huge for the military,” Robbins said. “So someone sitting in Baghdad with an X-band terminal can talk to someone with a Ka-band terminal. It gives the troops in the field more flexibility, capability and connectivity.” Boeing was awarded its first WGS contract in January 2001. The Air Force estimates that each satellite will cost about $350 million. The WGS is based on Boeing’s largest commercial satellite model, the 702. Using a so-called “off-the-shelf” commercial model for a military mission is saving the government time and money, Robbins said. Development of the WGS was a collaboration between the Air Force, Boeing, the Army and El Segundo-based The Aerospace Corp., a federally funded think tank. Mark Spiwak, Boeing’s WGS program director, called the collaboration “very effective and productive.” “There can be no better benefactor for these enhanced services than those who fight to defend the nation and preserve the peace,” Spiwak said in a prepared statement to the Daily Breeze. The WGS had been scheduled to launch Tuesday, but a data anomaly involving the Atlas V launch vehicle led the Air Force to delay a day. The fourth WGS satellite is scheduled for launch in 2011, with the fifth in 2012. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MILITARY: Device built in El Segundo has greater defense capacity than earlier models. By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER A Boeing-built satellite will launch into orbit today to help propel the U.S. military into an age of more powerful communications.
The fire companies in town had two engines and one ladder truck. Hose Company No. 1 had one Mack firetruck that would pump 750 gallons of water per minute. The truck was only a few months old, and it was a magnificent red engine holding almost a mile of hose. Medical calls were handled by the police department since it had an ambulance. The only pay the firemen received was a clothing allowance of $250 per year. I was told that volunteer fire departments made up more than 75 percent of the fire departments in the United States, and I believe that figure is still true. The captain of the company tried to recruit me after I told him of my Navy medical background and education as a chemist. But I’m sure it also had something to do with living across the street. I accepted and began my career as a volunteer fireman. I enjoyed 10 years with the department before I moved to Minnesota. I have many memories of terrible fires and heroic rescues that are routine for firemen, but my most memorable experience was as the department’s chaplain. Soon after I took the position, we had a call to a leather-goods factory. When we arrived, the building was partially engulfed. Our captain directed us into the building. The smoke was so thick we could barely see. We stopped the solvents from exploding, but our captain collapsed and died of a heart attack. As chaplain, it was my duty to conduct a service before the day of burial. On that day, we gathered at the funeral home, and more than 100 people attended. This was my first memorial service, and I was scared as I wanted all to go well. Just as I was ready to begin the service, in walked the Catholic bishop of northern New Jersey, followed by the monsignor of the local church and several priests and nuns. I immediately welcomed them and asked if they would lead the service as I couldn’t imagine doing it before such prestigious clergy. “No, my son, this is your service and we are your guests,” the bishop said. “Please do not let us interfere with your service.” I took a deep breath and started the service with the ringing of a bell signifying the last call from Our Lord for our captain to respond. I followed with a textbook service used for a fireman’s memorial, then offered my sermon to honor our deceased brother. I used passages from the Bible and memorable events in his life that we all shared. During this time the audience was crying and laughing. When I saw tears in the eyes of the bishop, I felt my words were serving the occasion. When the service was over, I was elated that all went well. I will always remember the hugs I received from the bishop and from my fellow firemen. Words cannot describe the respect I have for these very brave men and women of the fire service. The volunteer firemen are in a unique position to serve their community, and their sacrifices are legend. It was a privilege to have served with them. Eric E. Moberg is a 23-year Redondo Beach resident and a retired chemist. Do you have a story to tell? Submit your column to Lisa Martini, My Turn, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, or e-mail us at [email protected] Please limit to 800 words and include your telephone number. We’ll pay $25 for each column we publish.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was 1949, and my wife and I were moving into our first home. It was an older, five-room house with full basement in the small community of North Arlington in northern New Jersey, about an hour drive to New York City. It cost $7,000, and my GI mortgage was $40 a month. At the time I was earning $40 per week as a color matcher in a paint factory, and at night I went to college to get a degree in chemistry. Across the street from our house was a single garage with a sign saying, “Hose Company No. 1.” We weren’t sure if this belonged to a fire department, and we hadn’t yet met any of our neighbors to ask. After a very long day moving into our new home, we went to sleep. About 1 a.m. we were shaken out of our bed with a blasting sound of “Blah, blah, blah, blah.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It went on for about three minutes. We ran to our front window and across the street we could see men in raincoats and boots jumping on a firetruck that roared down the street. This was our introduction to a volunteer fire department. The following day, I went over to the firehouse and met several of the men. I learned that the air horn on top of their building was how the department notified its members to report to the station. The number of blasts per minute told members where the fire was in town, and a Teletype in the building gave the address. I also learned they had 20 men in the company plus seven civil defense reserves – required by the federal government, as this was the beginning of the Cold War.
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 KingsAccording to a study commissioned by the group, comprised of city and county politicians, law enforcement, prosecutors and businesses, piracy accounts for as much as $5.2 billion in annual losses in revenue for Los Angeles businesses and has cost the region more than 100,000 jobs. “Through stepped up enforcement actions like (Thursday’s) raid, criminal prosecutions and the forging of new partnerships, we’re throwing down the gauntlet, and telling those who would consider trying to cheat our residents that we will not tolerate such conduct,” City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said in a statement. “If you try to cheat our residents, we will arrest and prosecute you.” For more cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime. More than 100 officers raided alleged counterfeiters, seizing $8 million worth of knockoff movies, purses and perfume, authorities announced today. Billed as the largest anti-counterfeit bust in city history, Thursday’s “Operation Knockout” sent 26 people to jail and yielded 50,000 faked goods — half of them counterfeit CDs and DVDs. Cops targeted their sweep on Santee Alley, the famed shopping district downtown known for its bargain prices for look-a-like designer brands. “It was important to let people know that this isn’t a victimless crime,” said City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who chairs the Los Angeles Anti-Piracy Task Force. “If someone went out and knowingly bought stolen property, you’d say, you can’t do that, that’s stolen. Well, so are pirated goods — stolen intellectual property.” Greuel, a former Dreamworks executive who represents Studio City, helped found the task force in February to combat economic losses to movie studios, record labels and other legitimate manufacturers.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOLLYWOOD – A 13-year-old boy shot himself today, apparently accidentally, near Hollywood High School and suffered a graze wound, police said. The shooting occurred about 7:45 a.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue, said Los Angeles police Lt. Roger Mora of the Media Relations office. The boy suffered a graze wound to the leg and was taken to a hospital in stable condition, Mora said. The circumstances of the injury were under investigation. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.
CUSTOMERS of Ulster Bank in Co Donegal were told today that it may be another week before all its technical glitches are sorted.CEO of RBS’s corporate banking division including Ulster Bank Chris Sullivan even admitted the bank doesn’t actually know yet.Ulster Bank’s customers and those of other banks are continuing to face difficulties with their accounts due to a technical problem. The Letterkenny branch opened on Sunday for the first time. Hard-working staff dealt with a number of customers today as their global IT bosses worked to fix all of its system’s glitches.The bank has said that staff have been working around the clock to clear the backlog.The bank has said it has fixed the original technical issue but that it is having difficulties clearing the backlog in unprocessed transactions.It is the fifth day of this disruption to Ulster Bank services, a small number of ATM and online services have also been interrupted according to the bank. The problem originated with Ulster Bank’s parent group the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has also affected Natwest in the UK. ANOTHER WEEK OF CHAOS AHEAD FOR DONEGAL CUSTOMERS, ADMITS ULSTER BANK was last modified: June 24th, 2012 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:ADMITS ULSTER BANKANOTHER WEEK OF CHAOS AHEAD FOR DONEGAL CUSTOMERS
Cheikhou Kouyate has signed a new five-year deal at West Ham United. The 26-year-old midfielder joined the Irons in 2014, from Belgian club Anderlecht, and his new deal will keep him in east London until 2021. The Senegal international has made 64 appearances for the Claret and Blue, 32 of those coming this season.He has scored four goals this term as the Hammers look on course for a top-six finish.“I am happy to have renewed my contract with West Ham,” Kouyate told the club’s website. “I am very happy and would like to thank everybody here at the club, the manager, the fans and also my parents. I think that it is the start of the next chapter for us to go on and discover the new Stadium.“It means that the club trusts me and that means a lot for me. There is a lot of work for me still to do and I need to continue working hard and prepare for the move to the Olympic Stadium and most of all to keep on entertaining the fans.” 1 BREAKING: @PapiCheikhou has signed a new contract until 2021! ⚒🇸 🦁 ➡️ https://t.co/AwbKtmyu7c #CheikhouSignshttps://t.co/adiMxD1wwC— #ImForever (@WestHamUtd) March 18, 2016 Cheikhou Kouyate, 26, joined the east Londoners in 2014