Davide Santon 1 Inter Milan are ready to let former Newcastle defender Davide Santon leave the San Siro – putting Crystal Palace on red alert.Current Eagles boss Alan Pardew signed the Italy international whilst in charge of the Magpies back in 2011 and is an admirer of the 24-year-old’s ability to operate in a number of positions.Inter have told both Santon and team-mate Danilo D’Ambrosio that their futures lie away from Serie A and, according to Football Italia, the ex-Toon star is ready to link-up with Pardew again.Although negotiations have yet to take place, Santon, who made 82 Premier League appearances in a four-year spell with the Magpies, wants to give English football another crack.Pardew is reportedly aware of the Italian’s availability and Inter’s willingness to part with the defender – who was once billed as the next Paolo Maldini.Palace could land Santon for around £3m and the player’s future is set to be sorted one way or another before the conclusion of the transfer window.
Dries Mertens has put Liverpool on alert by talking up a future move to the Premier League.Napoli are keen to tie the highly-rated Belgian down to a new contract, despite him still having three years left on his current deal.Mertens is open to renewing terms with the Italian club but admits he has ambitions to play in England.The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent seasons and he told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws: “The Premier League would be a good challenge.“I have a contract until 2018, but maybe other options will appear then.“Last week we talked about the renewal, it’s nice to know that the club is counting on you.” 1 Dries Mertens
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to Tuesday night’s clash between Leicester and Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.The Foxes will move to the top of the Premier League table with a win but are 3/1 outsiders, with big-spending City 17/20 to get their title bid back on track.Clare says City remain the title favourites [5/4] ahead of their trip to Leicester with current leaders Arsenal priced at 11/8 and in-form Tottenham now just 8/1 to win the Premier League.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
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 CityA KEE Action Sports spokesman said he couldn’t comment. MARTINEZ – An El Dorado County man whose wife was killed in a paintball accident is suing the company that makes the guns, claiming the company has failed to warn consumers about possible dangers. Colette Contois, 37, of Cameron Park, died in February 2004 after a teenager removed a valve while disassembling his paint gun, causing a charged carbon-dioxide cylinder to strike the back of her head. Two years later, her husband, Mark Contois, received an $8 million settlement under which manufacturer National Paintball Supply agreed to warn consumers about valves sold before June 2003. In exchange, Contois agreed to dismiss his original lawsuit. On Friday, Contois filed a new lawsuit against KEE Action Sports, which acquired National Paintball Supply, in Contra Costa County Superior Court, alleging that the company has not lived up to its agreement to warn players.
NEW YORK – Video chats using Skype, eBay Inc.’s popular Internet telephone service, are about to become sharper and more lifelike, at least for those who have high-end new computers and webcams. Logitech International SA released driver software Tuesday for three webcams that allows them to connect Skype chatters at a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels, the same resolution as a DVD. Frame rates of up to 30 pictures per second, the standard for TV broadcasts, are possible with the cameras. That’s up from around 15 frames per second in typical Web chats and should cut down on jerkiness and blurring of moving subjects, the companies 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Getting the maximum image quality requires the latest, “beta” version of Skype’s software and computers with the latest dual-core processors on both ends. The processors are needed to compress the video signal to fit it on a standard broadband Internet connection, then decompress it on the other end. The applicable cameras are the $99 Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and QuickCam Pro for Notebooks, and the $129 QuickCam Orbit AF. The cameras came out this summer. Other webcams are theoretically capable of the same resolutions and frame rates, but Skype and Logitech said the hardware, drivers and Skype software all need to work together to achieve the maximum quality, and “extensive work” by their engineers was necessary to get the three recommended cameras working at their best. Jonathan Christensen, Skype’s general manager for audio and video, said a quarter of all Skype calls have at least one talker on video. The service claims 246 million users. Logitech’s drivers are not available for Macintosh computers, but these have been able to use high-resolution video for some time using Apple Inc.’s iChat software, at least on the fastest broadband connections.
By Brian Dohn Staff Writer TUCSON, Ariz. – UCLA starting quarterback Patrick Cowan was transported to a local hospital and diagnosed with a collapsed lung, which he suffered during the Bruins’ 34-27 loss at Arizona on Saturday. Cowan was knocked from the game early in the third quarter with what Coach Karl Dorrell termed a concussion. According to a school spokesman, Cowan began “feeling discomfort and shortness of breath in the locker room” after the game and was taken to the University of Arizona Hospital emergency room. He was under observation and “resting comfortably,” according to UCLA. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Cowan, who completed 7 of 16 for 65 yards, was accompanied by members of his family and one of UCLA’s doctors. He was awaiting X-rays on a slight collapse of the right lung later in the night, and a UCLA spokesman said it was possible Cowan could be released afterward. As UCLA rallied from a 34-14 lead, Cowan was on the sideline with his shoulder pads off but walking around and speaking with teammates. After the game he spoke with several Arizona players on the field before going to the locker room. Rasshan turns heads UCLA’s plan was to play quarterback-turned receiver-turned quarterback Osaar Rasshan for a series or two, but when Cowan was knocked from the game, the time was extended. In his first snaps at quarterback, and a month after the move back behind center, Rasshan gave the Bruins’ lagging offense a jolt. He completed only 3 of 10 passes for 78 yards, but used his athleticism and ability to avoid pressure to muster another 57 yards rushing. “He played very, very hard, and very, very admirably, and made some plays with his feet, and made some plays with his arm,” Dorrell said. “I was encouraged, in his first time playing, to be able to do something like that on the road, in some difficult circumstances.” Rasshan entered the game with UCLA trailing, 34-14, on the second series of the third quarter. Up until then, the offense accounted for five first downs, 100 yards of offense and seven points. In less than a half, the Rasshan-led offense managed nine first downs, 188 yards and 13 points. “It was slower than I thought it was going to be,” said Rasshan, a redshirt sophomore. “I have to thank my offensive line and receivers. If they don’t trust me, I really can’t do much. They had me out there and helped me with the little things you don’t understand as a quarterback, until you’re in the game.” Injury report UCLA lost tailback Chris Markey to a sprained left ankle and tailback Christian Ramirez to a concussion, both in the first half. It left sophomore Chane Moline (15 carries, 62 yards) and walk-on Craig Sheppard (8, 28) in the backfield. “Moline, I was really encouraged with how he played,” Dorrell said. “He played hard running the football, and so did Sheppard. Craig Sheppard has a chance to get some carries, too, and help the offense engineer some points on some drives.” Markey said he will get X-rays either today or Monday. Reserve tight end Scott Glicksberg was lost to a shoulder dislocation. Nice gesture There was pushing and shoving between both sides during the final snaps of the game, when Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama was taking a knee. After the final snap, Arizona center Blake Kerley started sprinting off the field, only to turn to the UCLA bench and extend his middle finger. Olson’s return? UCLA quarterback Ben Olson plans to return Nov. 24 when the Bruins host Oregon, according to sources. Olson, who has been out since tearing a knee ligament Oct. 6 against Notre Dame, was limited to a few individual drills last week in practice. He is expected to practice in a limited capacity this week, sources said. The Bruins host Arizona State on Saturday, and then have a bye before hosting the Ducks. However, it is uncertain whether Olson will regain his starting position upon returning. [email protected] 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 Anyone with information is asked to contact Mission Division Detective Gene Parshall or Officer John Macchiarella at (818) 838-9810 during business hours. 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. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GRANADA HILLS – A 25-year-old unemployed man has been arrested in connection with the Sept. 15 death of 34-year-old Joseph Crisci. Ivan Servin was arrested at his home in Sylmar on Friday. He was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on a murder charge with bail set at $1 million. Crisci was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head inside his undisturbed house in the 10500 block of Collett Avenue in Granada Hills by a 35-year-old friend, who is not a suspect in the case, police said. Police said the suspect was an acquiantance of the victim, but revealed few other details as they believe there may be others involved. Crisci was a Polytechnic High School graduate and former Marine.
Fishing of Native Oysters in Lough Foyle is to be banned in an attempt to halt the decline of the species in the Lough.The decision covers an area where Irish Water and Donegal County Council wants to pump treated sewage from a site outside Moville.The Loughs Agency has said as part of its “precautionary fishery management approach” it planned to close the fishery before 100% of oysters over 80 mm were “fished out.” The Agency said it planned to leave approximately 30% of the oysters over that size in the Lough.A spokesperson said it was hoped these oysters would breed successfully and would help to rebuild the population.The spokesperson explained there was a minimum size at which oysters can be legally fished and in Lough Foyle this was 80 mm.Oysters below this size are considered too small and must not be landed. The estimated biomass for 2014 of 280 tonnes includes oysters which can be legally fished as well as those considered too small.This means that, in fact, the estimated biomass of oysters which are available to the fishery for the 2014/15 season is just 130 – 160 tonnes.The spokesperson added: “The Agency hopes that by putting in place a fishery closure it will be able to conserve the native oyster in Lough Foyle for future seasons.”The spokesperson said Native Oyster numbers had been declining dramatically since the mid 1900s across most of the areas in Europe where the species is naturally found.The reduction in numbers, the spokesperson added, was mostly due to “intense fishing pressure” and as a result of disease such as Bonamia which is present in the oyster stock in Lough Foyle, poor habitat quality, invasive non native species and changes in environmental conditions. The spokesperson added: “The decline of the Native Oyster in Europe has been so significant that the species has been listed by OSPAR as a threatened and/or declining species.”The Loughs Agency has been regulating the Lough Foyle Native Oyster Fishery since September 2008.At present approximately 50-60 fishermen are licensed to fish for Native Oysters in Lough Foyle annually.The fishery has landed approximately 100-220 tonnes of oysters during the fishing season since 2008. LOUGHS AGENCY SHUTS DOWN LOUGH FOYLE FISHERY TO PROTECT NATIVE OYSTER STOCKS was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalLoughs Agencymovilleoysters
Donegal Airport grew its numbers 4.9% last year, new figures show.The number of people travelling through Carrickfin in 2014 reached 35,415.New Central Statistics Office figures show that almost 26.5 million people passed through Irish airports in 2014, 6.9pc higher than a year earlier.Dublin Airport dominates air traffic, accounting for 82pc of those passengers and growing by 7.7pc to 21.7 million last year.The numbers travelling through Knock airport grew by 5.7pc to 703,670. DONEGAL AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS UP was last modified: May 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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:airportdonegalKnockPassengersup
Reed concentrated on providing for his family. In his younger years, he liked to bowl but in his later years he was an armchair baseball fan. Reed enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and trivia and card games. “He was nonjudgmental – an amazing quality. He was a man of few words but when he did have something to say, it was words of wisdom,” Miller said. “My father was an adored person.” John Harold Reed was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Maubry, Ala. His family moved frequently during his childhood, eventually settling in the Washington, D.C., area. He met his future wife, Bertille Soucy, on a blind date while in Washington, D.C., and they were married June 10, 1944. The couple lived in Burbank for a year after they moved to California. Reed is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bertille; three daughters, Diane Smith, Holly Reed and Angela Miller; and four grandchildren. A memorial service for Reed, who was cremated, was held Thursday at Praiswater Meyer Mitchell Mortuary in Van Nuys. Donations in his memory may be sent to the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! John Reed was a Southern gentleman with a positive attitude who always began a conversation with a smile or a laugh. Reed, a resident of Van Nuys since 1948, died of a heart attack Monday. He was 84. “He was a simple man and his family meant the world to him,” said Reed’s youngest daughter, Angela Miller. “My parents lived in a tiny house forever, but as long as they had a roof over their head and money for food, he was content. He didn’t need a huge house or a fancy car. He was a happy person always.” Reed, who worked as a professional meat cutter before joining the U.S. Army, was trained to make artificial eyes for injured World War II soldiers during his service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Reed moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1947 to work as an ocularist at Birmingham Hospital, now the site of Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. He worked briefly for an eye doctor in Los Angeles after the hospital closed. After his employer died, Reed re-established his meat-cutting career and worked in markets in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. He eventually resumed his ocularist career when he established an office in Santa Ana. He retired in 1995. “He was tall, dark and handsome,” said his wife, Bertille. “He was cool, calm and collected. We were complete opposites who met in the middle. He had the patience of Job. I learned calmness and patience from him. “He was a quiet, gentle man who never had angry words for anyone. He always had a smile on his face. In this day and age, he was a very rare man.”