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first_img1 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has hit back at West Brom after his counterpart Jeremy Peace said Saido Berahino was “unsettled” by interest from White Hart Lane.It is understood the Baggies are unhappy with Spurs’ approach to the deal, which only strengthened their resolve to keep £25million-rated Berahino, who scored 20 goals last term.West Brom instantly rejected Tottenham’s two deadline day bids which were believed to only be marginally better than the north London club’s second offer, made last month, which would have only risen to £22.5m with clauses and add-ons.Peace said on Wednesday: “Tottenham’s offers failed substantially to reflect Saido’s true value… Saido has been unsettled to the point where our head coach has not felt able to select him for our last three games. We are now left with the task of repairing the damage created by this unfortunate episode.”It sparked a response from Levy. Without naming West Brom as the target of his frustration, Levy forcefully defended Tottenham’s approach in the transfer market.He also said it was wrong for clubs to make public the news of players requesting transfers, as West Brom did in the case of Berahino last week.Levy said: “We have never, as a club, spoken about another team’s players and I am not about to do so now. However, I do want to make a few general points regarding transfers.“Firstly, there is hardly a transfer concluded across Europe which doesn’t include staged payments. This is particularly so when significant amounts such as £20m-£30m are involved – players don’t come cheaply these days.“Secondly, we do not make anything personal. None of the proposals, discussions or negotiations we undertake involve any personal elements or ego – everything we do is in the interest of what is best for our club.“Thirdly, we never make anything public, particularly in the best interests of the players involved. Making aspects such as transfer requests public is wholly disrespectful to a player.” Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy last_img read more

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first_img Manchester United in 2012/2013 David Beckham is sure Manchester United will not fade away and go decades without a Premier League trophy as their great rivals Liverpool have done.Ten years after Beckham left Old Trafford, United enhanced their standing as the most successful team in England when they lifted their 20th title, moving them two ahead of foes Liverpool in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge.United have struggled ever since, with David Moyes leading the club to seventh place before Louis van Gaal steadied the ship and took the Red Devils back into the Champions League.Liverpool threatened to move level with United the season after Ferguson left, but Steven Gerrard’s untimely slip went a long way to ensuring the title went to Manchester City in 2014.The once-dominant Merseyside club have now gone 25 years without lifting the biggest trophy in the domestic arena. Some pundits are predicting a similarly fallow period for United, but Beckham is optimistic about the future at Old Trafford.“I can’t see that happening to Manchester United,” the former United midfielder said when asked if the club could go through such a barren patch as Liverpool have done.“I never think that we will not be in contention for winning trophies because there is too much history, there is too much embedded into this club to let it just slip away like that.”As Beckham knows, even Ferguson went through occasional dry patches with United.The 40-year-old, speaking at a press conference to publicise a UNICEF charity match at Old Trafford, did not win any silverware in three of his 11 years as a professional at the club.“We have been spoiled over the last 20 years,” said Beckham, who played 394 times for United after graduating from the club’s famed academy.“We have been so successful and then the manager and [former chief executive] David Gill leave, then there is a number of players that retired like Scholesy and Giggsy. No matter what club it is, no matter how much money you have behind you, there is going to be a dip in trophies, but unfortunately when you are Manchester United, you can’t really have that and there are tough moments.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgOn the issue of downtown redevelopment, Hernandez called on the city to resurrect a two-year-old revitalization plan and request proposals from developers. The council debated whether the old plan was still feasible, and with Hernandez voted 5-0 to have staff research the issue and report back Dec. 18. When Hernandez noted that residents had complained to him about graffiti not being addressed quickly enough, and being painted over in a patchwork of mismatched colors, he called on the council to accept applications from new graffiti removal companies. Ultimately, the council voted 5-0 to have staff research the current contract and report back on the council’s options. “You can’t cancel a contract when you haven’t notified them,” Mayor Mike Touhey said outside the meeting. “You can’t do that legally.” Hernandez next asked to review the city’s speed hump policy, in response to complaints he said he heard from residents while he was campaigning. “We were all on the council … when this policy was adopted,” Herfert said. “I don’t see how you can improve on it,” he added, echoing a sentiment expressed by the other council members. The council voted 4-1, with Herfert opposed, to look into rubberized and split speed humps, but not to review the policy. During a later discussion, as the council reviewed a report warning that the city could face a multimillion dollar deficit in a year, Hernandez brought up a sore point: the city attorney’s bills. Hernandez and City Attorney Arnold Alvarez-Glasman have clashed in the past. “We pay a lot of money for attorneys, and they’re not cheap,” Hernandez said. “We’re burning taxpayer money … I’m just throwing that out there.” When a motion by Hernandez was approved, calling for the city to consider a new landscape and litter cleanup company, Touhey said he supported the motion because he believed it would be “spun” against the council if it was opposed. It was approved 3-2, with Lane and Councilwoman Shelley Sanderson opposed. Although Touhey said he didn’t see any difference in the meeting, other council members called it a more positive meeting. Sanderson chalked it up to a good day. “It was a good meeting, but we’ve had those in the past,” she said. “I think the council takes a lot of hits for the aggression that comes from the community … and I saw that last night” in the comments from the public repeating election rhetoric, she added. But Lane and Hernandez said they thought the council was able to collaborate more than usual. “While my specific motions weren’t approved, I was really pleased to see the council willing to move forward and make some improvements in the downtown area and address the growing concerns about graffiti,” Hernandez said. “That’s definitely a step in the right direction.” 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! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We have a chance for a clean slate here. We just had an election, and I hope that we can put things behind us,” she said. “I hope our meetings will be more professional.” Although other council members said they were ready to turn over a new leaf, it was unclear from the votes taken Tuesday night whether the council is headed in a new direction. Councilman Steve Herfert, who retained his seat easily, chastised audience members who repeated accusations that were raised during the election against him and Hernandez. He encouraged them to put the election behind them. “Let’s stop the silliness,” he said. The council discussed three items that Hernandez had attempted to place on the agenda before the election, but in each case, when he made a motion, the council rejected it in favor of a different motion. WEST COVINA – City Council members expressed hope Tuesday night that they could put the recent election behind them and work together, but it’s uncertain whether they will. Re-elected Councilman Roger Hernandez, who attempted to dent the four-member majority he often opposes by supporting an outside candidate, offered something of an olive branch. “In my first term I made mistakes. I wasn’t perfect. There were some issues I could have handled better,” he said. “I make a commitment to reach out to my fellow council members … we can work together.” Councilwoman Sherri Lane, who will likely be appointed mayor at the next council meeting, also struck a hopeful tone. last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsGrowing up as Ingeborg Mendershausen, she remembered coming home in tears because teachers had picked on her and her sister, Vera, the only Jewish students at their school in the town of Nienburg. She recalled signs that barred Jews from parks and beaches and the seizure of the family’s feed business under laws that discriminated against Jews. The family moved to nearby Berlin to improve their living situation, but things only got worse, she said. She recalled seeing Nazi officers entering their apartment building and fearing they’d finally come for her father. She also remembered Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, the pogrom on Nov. 9, 1938, in which thousands of synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses in Germany and Austria were ransacked and destroyed. “From our apartment, we could see the flames from the synagogue that we went to,” Johnson said. “It was like the Watts Riots. You had a lot of people who were out there going berserk. “That’s what happened that night: A lot of people were going berserk.” Inge Johnson considers herself one of the lucky ones. Most of her family was able to flee Germany or go into hiding before the sweeping roundups that led to the execution of millions of Jews by the Nazis in World War II. “Anything could have happened,” said Johnson, 78, a retired elementary school teacher now living in Long Beach. “Anne Frank was three months older than me and look what happened. I just feel so fortunate that I was able to leave with my parents and my siblings. I really consider myself so fortunate.” Still, the events surrounding the persecution of Jews affected her family. An estimated 30,000 Jewish men were arrested during the pogrom and sent to concentration camps. Luckily, her father had been warned of the danger and avoided arrest by riding the subway all night. She was 9 when she and her immediate family escaped to America, helped by an uncle who’d petitioned for them to come. But German troops caught up with her grandparents and aunt, who were arrested in the town of Karlsruhe and transported to Gurs, a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied France. Unable to survive the poor conditions, Johnson’s grandmother died a month later. Her grandfather was eventually sent to a monastery and her aunt escaped and went into hiding for three years. It would be years before Johnson would be reunited with family members, many of whom left Europe to escape persecution. Still affected by the events of her childhood, Johnson is taking a memoir-writing class at Cal State Long Beach and hopes to share her memories of that horrible time. “I do still today sometimes have nightmares about it,” she said. karen.robes@presstelegram.com 562-499-1303160Want 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_imgSpeaking this afternoon in the Dáil on pre-EU Council meeting statements, Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Pádraig MacLochlainn said the Government failed to place Ireland on the agenda at the EU council meetings this week, and have allowed the unravelling of the Greek situation to bury any serious consideration of the same events that are ‘heading our way’.Deputy MacLochlainn warned: “As terms of agreement for the second Greek bailout, the IMF and EU are insisting Greece pass further new austerity measures.  When this is done, the Irish debt crisis will return to the top of the crisis agenda once again. There is no doubt about it.“The Government failed to really place Ireland on the agenda at the EU council meetings this week, and they allowed the unravelling of the Greek situation to bury any serious consideration of the same events that are heading our way. “A second, third, or fourth bailout will not solve the Greek debt crisis. Further austerity measures will only deepen it. The Greek people know this. It is why they are furiously protesting day after day, demanding that their government reject the EU bulldozer.”The Donegal TD said the Greek people want a viable alternative – and the only other possibility open to them is to exit from the euro, return to the Greek currency, and restoration of control over their national economy.He said it was no coincidence that the pressure mounting for more and more bailouts is coming from the core EU countries – ‘the very countries that facilitated and profited from the excess lending that contributed to these crises in the first place’.The Sinn Fein politician went on: 
”International observers agree that the faster Greece accepts the inevitability of default, the faster they will return to solvency. Anything else simply prolongs the agony. The Greek people know it.  The Irish people know it. Why, then, is this Government hell-bent on walking us into the same situation? “Our government is sleep-walking the Irish people into a delusional Shangri La concocted by the Troika in the interest of the ECB and the powerful States of Europe. Enough of the mad chat that Europe is favouring us with loans, at extortionate interest rates. Loans need to be paid back. A loan is not a gift.  Santa Claus has not come to town. The EU and ECB are committing us to crippling debt for decades to come.“Last week, Minister Noonan said the Irish Government was in a strong position to impose losses on bondholders of two failed lenders. The revival of the pre- election pledge to go after senior bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide coincidentally happened on the Government’s 100th day in office. The ECB has not changed its resistance to any such measure.”Deputy MacLochlainn added: “They could not have made it clearer. Minister Noonan’s window dressing of events proved little more than a publicity stunt and political manoeuvring. 

”This begs the question, where do this Government’s priorities lie? Is this Government committed to the EU or to the people of this nation?“What message are we really delivering to our European partners at the EU Council this week? 
  
”While we watch the future of our nation being tragically played out in Greece, our Minister for Finance is negotiating more lending. That used to be called fiddling while Rome burned.  It has to be asked:  Are we completely blind? Or are we completely bullied? Or is it a tragic combination of both?”GOVERNMENT HAS LET EU OFF THE HOOK, CLAIMS DONEGAL TD was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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:crisisdonegal tdeconomyeu bailoutgreek crisisIrelandPadraig MacLochlainn TDlast_img read more

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first_img1 Mesut Ozil in action for Arsenal Barcelona believe they can persuade Mesut Ozil to leave Arsenal for the Nou Camp this summer, according to reports in Spain.The Catalans want the German playmaker to link up with irrepressible front three Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar next season and are willing to include Arda Turan as part of the deal.According to AS, Barca are quietly confident that they can lure Ozil away from north London, with the German understood to be frustrated by the club’s faltering title challenge this season.Despite insisting he is happy in north London, the former Real Madrid man is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal, sparking rumours that he is considering a sensational switch back to La Liga.last_img read more

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first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…Arsenal have made a bid for Bolton defender Rob Holding – and hope he’ll be their first summer signing. The 20-year-old has enjoyed a stunning breakthrough campaign at Bolton which culminated in him winning their Player of the Year award last month. But after being relegated to League One, Bolton are resigned to selling the player to raise funds and Arsenal have now moved in. (The Sun)Claudio Ranieri has targeted freescoring Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula as he plans for next season. Fresh from leading Leicester to the title, the champions’ boss has had 26-year-old Lapadula watched with a view to a possible summer transfer. Leicester are also set to return for CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa after having three bids, the last one of around £17million, rejected in January. (Daily Mirror)Riyad Mahrez is set to stick with Leicester and turn his back on a £40m move to one of Europe’s big guns. Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and Arsenal have all been watching the winger. But after lifting the Premier League trophy on Saturday following a 3-1 win against Everton, the 25-year-old confirmed he is staying put for now. (Daily Star)Chelsea are ready to pull the plug on their attempts to land Everton star John Stones.  The Blues tried to sign the 21-year-old four times last summer as a replacement for John Terry, but had an offer of £37million rejected. They were preparing another bid of around £40m to bring Stones to Stones to Stamford Bridge this summer but Everton want far more and Chelsea are now set to focus their transfer interest elsewhere. (Daily Express)Miralem Pjanic has admitted his future remains unclear amid interest from Chelsea. The Roma star has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with the Blues reportedly keen on the playmaker. (Daily Star)West Ham have offered teenager Reece Oxford a new deal to try to fend off the Premier League big guns. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is desperate to keep 17-year-old Oxford amid serious interest from Arsenal and both Manchester United and Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool are weighing up a £15m move for Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, who is currently on loan at the Serie A side from Stuttgart. (Calciomercato)Ajax boss Frank de Boer would ‘love’ to join Everton this summer, according to his agent. The 45-year-old has been with the Dutch club since 2010, winning four Eredivisie titles. He is contracted to Ajax until 2017 but, with the future of Roberto Martinez coming under increasing scrutiny at Goodison Park, he has had his name thrown into the hat as a potential successor. (Liverpool Echo)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Manuel Pellegrini insists Champions League race is not over despite Manchester City dropping points to ArsenalLeicester City’s Jamie Vardy reflects on meteoric rise, telling talkSPORT: ‘This is the pinnacle, I never thought this would happen to me!’Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger admits his concern after striker Danny Welbeck suffers knee injury in draw with Manchester CityManchester City captain Vincent Kompany expected to miss start of next seasonlast_img read more

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first_img1 Leeds owner Massimo Cellino’s son, Ercole, has stepped down from his position as director on the club’s board, it has been confirmed.Ercole notified Companies House of his resignation on March 28 and Tuesday’s announcement by them has been confirmed by the club to Press Association Sport.The 26-year-old apologised to the club’s fans last month after causing offence by using a Nazi reference to describe his haircut in a post on Instagram.That apology came nine days after his brother and fellow club director Edoardo had been suspended by the Football Association following offensive comments he made on social media.Leeds fans’ group Time To Go Massimo said in response to Ercole’s apology that he was not fit to be a director of the club, but he is unlikely now to face possible action for his comments by the FA.The FA suspended Ercole’s brother Edoardo from all football-related activity for three matches following comments he made on Facebook after getting involved in an abusive row with a supporter.Edoardo’s charge included an ”aggravated breach” as his comments included a reference to disability, the FA said. He was also fined £5,000, warned about to his future conduct and must complete an education course within four months.The club has confirmed a six-man board of directors comprising of Massimo Cellino, Edoardo Cellino, American financial advisor Daniel Arty, Salem Patel, Jinesh Patel, who both represent former owner Gulf Finance Capital as minority shareholders, and Italian Giampaolo Caboni. Massimo Cellino last_img read more

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first_img1 Espanyol are ready to offer Mario Balotelli the chance to avoid a return to Liverpool this summer.The maverick Italian forward spent last season on loan at AC Milan but failed to make a positive impression at the San Siro, scoring just three goals in 22 appearances.Milan have already decided they don’t want to sign Balotelli on a permanent deal and the 25-year-old is due to return to Anfield when pre-season begins in July.However, according to Fichajes, Espanyol are lining up an offer for Balotelli and will make contact with Liverpool after tonight’s Europa League final.Balotelli has already admitted he would prefer to stay in Italy next season but Milan’s reluctance to buy him means he has to consider options from elsewhere. Mario Balotelli in action for AC Milan last_img read more