The Press Pass – Sunday, October 18

first_imgHost Ray Stubbs was joined in the studio by Charlie Wyett and Neil Ashton on this week’s Press Pass.At the top of the agenda Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea future, with Wyett believing he won’t be at Stamford Bridge next season.Also discussed is Wayne Rooney becoming the Premier League’s second highest scorer ever.last_img

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CONFIRMED! Arsene Wenger announces Arsenal transfer deal

first_img1 Mohamed Elneny Mohamed Elneny has completed his move to Arsenal and could be handed his debut against Stoke on Sunday.The midfielder arrives at the Emirates from FC Basel for a fee understood to be in excess of £5million.Elneny has to be registered by noon on Friday to be eligible to play at the Britannia this weekend and Arsene Wenger is hopeful that will be done.“He has joined us and we will see if he can qualify for Sunday,” Wenger said, following Arsenal’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Wednesday night.Elneny spent three years at Basel, making over 90 league appearances and winning three consecutive Super League titles.He is an Egypt international and helped his country reach the quarter-finals of the London Olympics in 2012.The 23-year-old is expected to offer some much-needed cover in midfield, with the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla still recovering from injury.last_img read more

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Former England striker announces retirement

first_imgFormer England and Aston Villa striker Darius Vassell has announced his retirement at the age of 35.The Sutton Coldfield-born player, who had been without a club since 2012, earned 22 England caps, scoring six goals, during the reign of manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.He had spells with Manchester City, Turkish side Ankaragucu and Leicester after leaving Villa in 2005.In a statement released by his management company, Oporto Sports, Vassell said: “I have enjoyed my career in football playing at the highest level, doing something I genuinely loved, and I felt that now was the right time to announce my retirement and look to the next phase of my life.”He will write a book about his career, Vassell said.Vassell played at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. England reached the quarter-finals of the latter tournament before losing in a penalty shoot-out to hosts Portugal, with Vassell seeing his spot-kick saved by future Leicester team-mate Ricardo. Darius Vassell 1last_img read more

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I-15 traffic snarled after Cajon Pass plane crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City The plane crashed on the expansive, hilly median between the north and southbound lanes. Televised news cameras showed a broken but intact plane on the brushy, hilly median. There was no fire. One person was found dead in the wreckage, she said. No lanes were closed but traffic was slowed by gawkers and backed up for several miles. The cause of the crash was under investigation but there were reports of fog, heavy winds and rain in the area in the early morning. “With the weather conditions, it’s very possible that was a contributing factor,” county sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Beavers said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN BERNARDINO – A small plane headed from Long Beach to Henderson, Nev., crashed early today on a freeway at the crest of the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, killing the pilot and slowing the rush-hour commute. The pilot of the single-engine Piper PA-28 was talking to air traffic controllers in San Diego at 12:42 a.m. when they lost communication and the plane vanished from the radar, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The pilot, who was the only person on board, apparently did not issue a mayday, Gregor said. The plane had taken off from Long Beach and was headed to Henderson, he said. Shortly after 6 a.m., a wrecked plane was reported on Interstate 15, county Fire Department Supervisor Karen Humphreys said.last_img read more

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Landers rocks South

first_imgWinston said some of Landers’ former South teammates toilet-papered Landers’ house after he transferred and that he was hearing a lot of smack talk from his ex-teammates. “We had to do this for Ted,” Winston said. “I ran as hard as I could and made as many big plays as I could because I know he needed this. He’s a good guy who works hard every day. We really wanted this for him.” Winston and Woods, who call themselves the deuce-trey combination because they wear uniform Nos. 2 and 3, helped Serra improve to 4-1 heading into Del Rey League play. Winston rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. Woods had a 19-yard touchdown reception, a 10-yard scoring run and added an interception on defense. “Explosive – that was the key word for us this week,” Woods said. “And doing it for Ted was a big thing for us. We made shirts this week that said, `Ted Landers rocks.”‘ Landers started South’s game last season against Hawthorne and also played against Bishop Montgomery before being pulled in favor of current quarterback Will Brown. Then Landers found a new home at Serra. “South just was not where I wanted to be,” Landers said. “I knew about Serra, and I knew I would fit in better over here.” South established its dominance on the first series as Winston had a 39-yard run, Malcolm Murray caught a 42-yard pass from Landers and Woods hauled in a nice pass from Landers in the corner of the end zone for a 7-0 lead. “I always love the deep ball,” Woods said. “Once he threw it up, I knew I had to go up and get it. That’s what my coaches always tell me. “And that play was big. Because once we start, it’s hard to stop us.” Serra took off from there with Winston scoring on runs of 10 and 25 yards for a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter. South’s John White scored on 1-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds left in the first half, but Serra piled on in the second half with a 35-yard scoring run by Winston, a 10-yard run by Woods and a 1-yard run by Chris Iwuoma. Kicker Francisco Olloqui made six of seven extra points. “To me, this game wasn’t so much about Ted as it was about us playing a good team,” Altenberg said. “We think the world of South’s program and of (South coach) Josh (Waybright), and it was just not the right fit for Ted. “In the end, I’m just glad we came out and executed. Both our offense and our defense had firepower. We had some penalties tonight, but we’re a little banged up too, and that means we’re going to get better.” It was an ugly game in that Serra had 10 penalties for 100 yards and South had nine penalties for 90 yards. South did not get much going offensively, mustering just 167 yards of total offense in losing its second straight after starting the season 3-0. A week after being held in check by West Torrance, White managed just 36 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Brown was 6-for-14 for 53 yards, no touchdowns and one interception and lost two fumbles. “It was hard watching Ted go against us, but it was their whole team that beat us,” Brown said. “We struggled tonight. Serra’s whole defense was fast and physical up front. “They might be better than West. West played us tough last week, but Serra was good.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NONLEAGUE: With a lot of help from his friends, the transfer quarterback sparks Serra. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER Serra quarterback Ted Landers tried to play it off like it wasn’t a big deal, like it was any other game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHis teammates knew better. Landers, who transferred from South Torrance before the season, had the last laugh, directing a sharply executed 41-7 rout of his former teammates in a nonleague game on Friday night at Serra. Landers hit receiver Robert Woods for a 19-yard touchdown pass on the first possession, setting the tone for what Coach Scott Altenberg called Serra’s most well-rounded game this season. “It was cool, I guess,” said Landers, who was 10-for-15 for 151 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. “We went out and played our hardest, but to me, it was just another football game.” That’s his story and Landers is sticking with it, but running back Carl Winston and Woods said the Cavaliers wanted to get this game for Landers. last_img
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Name-calling allegedly fed deputy’s rage

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityA longtime friend told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday that 20-year-old Tyler Peterson came to his door in the hours after the rampage and calmly explained what he had done. “He wasn’t running around crazy or anything. He was very, very sorry for what he did,” Mike Kegley told the newspaper, adding that he gave Peterson coffee and food and later called 911. Peterson told Kegley that he had gone to his ex-girlfriend’s house early Sunday morning in hopes of patching up the relationship after a recent breakup. But, he said, Peterson lost control when the meeting ended in an argument and other people started ridiculing him as a “worthless pig.” Kegley declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. Police, who declined to provide details of the argument, said Peterson stormed out, retrieved an AR-15 rifle from his car outside and burst back into the house, firing 30 shots that killed all but one of the people at the party. CRIME: Man was called worthless pig before killing six. By Robert Imrie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CRANDON, Wis. – A young sheriff’s deputy who opened fire on a pizza party and killed six people reportedly flew into a rage when he was rebuffed by his old girlfriend, and others at the gathering called him a “worthless pig.” “We had no idea, obviously, that anything like this would ever occur,” Crandon Police Chief John Dennee said at a news conference Monday. Peterson, a deputy and part-time police officer, died after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers. Whether Peterson was shot by police or took his own life was unclear. The rampage raised questions in the remote northern Wisconsin community of 2,000 about how Peterson could have met requirements to become a law enforcement officer, especially after police acknowledged Monday that Peterson received no psychological screening before he was hired. Some questioned the wisdom of hiring someone so young. But Crandon city attorney Lindsay Erickson said age doesn’t matter as long as officers do their jobs well.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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Year-end tax plans turn tricky

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The common wisdom in year-end planning is to try to defer income to the new year, and accelerate deductions from January into December. If 2007 has been a hard year, and your tax bill is likely to be smaller than next year’s, you might want to consider the reverse, pulling some income into this year, and putting off that computer or other equipment purchase until January. At the end of the year, many owners go shopping to qualify for a Section 179 deduction, which allows small businesses to deduct up-front rather than depreciate over time the costs of buying certain kinds of equipment, such as cars, computers, manufacturing machinery and office furniture. But “if you’re going to have a loss or break even, it’s going to be useless” to take the deduction, said Gordon Spoor, a certified public accountant in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ginger Broderick, whose accounting firm Broderick & Co. is located in New York, said owners might want to pre-bill customers who are willing to pay early. And, she noted, while you need to make many retirement plan contributions by year-end, “you’re not required to pay bonuses in December,” so you might want to move those deductions to January. But Spoor noted that as you make such decisions, you need to keep your eye on cash flow. “That’s the life blood of a small business,” which often doesn’t have access to lines of credit that larger companies do, he said. NEW YORK – Many small-business owners meeting with their accountants this month and next may find that year-end tax planning and projections for 2008 are a little more complicated than usual because of the uneasy economy. “We’re finding a lot of clients due to the economy aren’t doing as well as they’ve done in previous years,” said Jeffrey Berdahl, a certified public accountant with Berdahl & Co. in Center Valley, Pa. “We’re not seeing as much of top-line revenue growth.” For many business owners, that means cash flow isn’t as healthy as they’d like. And so decisions typically made toward the end of the year – for example, whether to buy new equipment or whether to set up a retirement plan – need to be thought through even more carefully. As always, what businesses do for the balance of the old year needs to be considered in the context of projections for 2008. And no decision should ever be based solely on how much it might lower your tax bill – every step you take should have a sound business reason behind it. Some companies may find that they need to accelerate income into this year because they need it to keep operating now, Spoor noted. But, he cautioned, “shifting income is a fool’s game; you never know what’s going to happen.” “You could be shifting into a higher tax bracket next year,” he said. “You don’t have a crystal ball.” Speaking of crystal balls, there’s often a lot of conjecture at the end of the year about what changes in the tax law might be forthcoming in the new year. Of course, no one knows what’s going to happen, but Berdahl noted, “we’ll probably have some stability in tax rates – no one is going to pass a tax increase in an election year.” As you go through the process of year-end planning, you should also take a look at your remaining estimated tax payments – if your tax bill is going to be smaller, maybe you don’t need to make such a big final 2007 payment. Broderick said businesses that have loans up for renewal should be very careful about their financial positions, or they might find themselves out of compliance with lending agreements and then find they’re denied a new loan. “If you’re having a bad year, let the banker know in advance,” she advised. “Some bankers may have the ability to push your renewal through” if they know about your problems in advance. (This is one of the reasons why you need to have a good relationship with your banker, Broderick noted.) If you’ve been meaning to set up a retirement plan, but feel you don’t have the money now, remember that the plans known as Simplified Employee Pensions, or SEPs, don’t have to be set up and funded until the due date of the owner’s tax return. So, if the owner is filing a Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business, and plans to obtain an automatic extension of the April 15 filing deadline, he or she has until Oct. 15 to create a SEP.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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Princess Cruises homeports in Santa Clarita

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – There’s a mini-city within the walls of Santa Clarita’s fastest-growing business. Princess Cruises, based well inland yet serving up luxury on the high seas, has departments ranging from entertainment to interior design, food and beverage to distribution. “We have this incredible array of professions here,” spokeswoman Julie Benson said. Among 1,800 employees housed in seven buildings in Valencia, there are lawyers and accountants, retail buyers, dancers, art and jewelry experts, doctors, nurses, photographers and videographers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOn a recent workday, a team of executives gathered in the conference room to strategize about the faux snow that will fall on ships this holiday season. “One day we meet about snow; one day we talk about ship launches,” Benson said. “It’s all planned from here, along with everything that goes on aboard our ships.” A familiar face at the Princess Cruises’ Town Center Drive headquarters is company ambassador Gavin MacLeod, the actor who portrayed Capt. Merrill Stubing on TV’s “The Love Boat.” The Saturday night iconic romantic comedy was set aboard the Pacific Princess, one of the company’s first ships, which has since been sold to an Italian cruise company. While most of the 249 episodes of “The Love Boat” were filmed on Hollywood soundstages, the cast spent six weeks each season on the high seas. And MacLeod loved it. Location shots for the first several seasons were filmed in Mexican ports. But toward the end of the show’s nine-year run, Capt. Stubing, Doc (Bernie Kopell), Isaac (Ted Lange), Julie (Lauren Tewes, who left the show in 1984), Gopher (Fred Grandy, who later was a congressman from Iowa) and the captain’s daughter, Vicki (Jill Whelan), sailed to Europe, Russia and China. Soon after the show ended in 1986 – with the captain’s marriage to a character portrayed by Marion Ross of “Happy Days” fame – MacLeod and his real-life wife, Patti, were vacationing in Cape Cod. He got a call from the cruise line’s public-relations department and began a second career as Princess company ambassador. One duty was taking the final voyage of the Pacific Princess before it was sold, a journey that drew travelers with stories to tell. “So many people wanted to be on it – people who met on the ship and got married,” he said. Over the years, he has taped commercials for Princess, performed the play “Love Letters” aboard with his wife and – last Mother’s Day – christened the Emerald Princess in Greece with Ross as a guest. “I’ve seen Princess evolve from a company with two little ships,” he said. “It’s been great for me because it’s so wonderful to represent a business that makes people happy, that gives them things to talk about, expands their horizons.” Established in 1965, Princess Cruises was lured from Century City to Santa Clarita in 1998 with a 15-year guarantee there would be no business tax. For the past two years, Santa Clarita has been named one of Southern California’s most business-friendly cities by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., in large part because there is no business-license fee. Operations began with customer service. Hundreds of employees work the phones, booking cruises and customers’ related airline and hotel reservations. This year, Princess saw the largest gain in employment – 250 new jobs – of any company in Santa Clarita, according to a survey by Santa Barbara-based The California Economic Forecast. Princess is the area’s largest private employer. The headquarters, along pedestrian-oriented Town Center Drive that feeds the adjacent mall, helped establish a job base for a surrounding collection of apartments and condominiums, creating a downtown feeling in the ultimate suburb. Princess has since sprawled into three more Town Center buildings, including one that, since 2004, has housed its sister Cunard. In 1999, the company ran five ships; today, including Cunard’s luxury liners, there are 18. Cunard, the company’s high-end brand, operates the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth 2, and on Friday it will launch the Queen Victoria. 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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MINISTER McGINLEY DEFENDS €579,000 HAND-OUT TO GAOTH DOBHAIR CRISP FACTORY

first_imgThe Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley T.D., has defended a decision to give more than half a million euro to a Co Donegal crisp factory.The Donegal South West TD said that the Government has given approval for grant assistance by Údarás na Gaeltachta to Largo Food Exports Ltd., a company based in Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.He said the taxpayer handout of €579,564 will assist the company in updating equipment and in funding a research and development programme for new high-value products to be produced in the Gaeltacht for the Irish and British markets. Making the announcement, Minister McGinley said: “This investment is vital in securing the continued presence of Largo Food Exports Ltd. in Gaoth Dobhair.“The State’s investment in this company shows the Government’s commitment to consolidating employment in areas such as Gaoth Dobhair in order to sustain viable rural communities and, in particular, to support the Irish language as the community language in a strong Gaeltacht heartland.”Minister McGinley added that this announcement endorses the Government’s commitment to retaining Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development function and to the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030.“The creation of jobs in Gaeltacht areas is central to the aim of the Strategy, which is to ensure that the Irish language is passed from generation to generation as a vibrant family and community language,” said the Minister. The Minister commended Largo Foods and its CEO, Raymond Coyle, in particular, for their ongoing commitment to the Gaoth Dobhair operation, which currently supports the equivalent of 125 full-time jobs – 190 full-time and part-time positions. MINISTER McGINLEY DEFENDS €579,000 HAND-OUT TO GAOTH DOBHAIR CRISP FACTORY was last modified: February 22nd, 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)last_img read more

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Granada 0-0 Malaga: Rojiblancos edge closer to safey with drab stalemate

first_img Malaga boss Javi Gracia This match was live on our new DAB sports radio station talkSPORT 2. Listen to more live La Liga fixtures by retuning your radio, for more details click here.Granada drew their fourth game in a row to edge further away from the relegation zone, securing a 0-0 draw at home to Malaga.The hosts now sit two points above the relegation zone, although the three teams below them in La Liga all play this weekend looking to overtake the Rojiblancos.It was a drab affair, with both teams managining just nine shots – with only three attempts hitting the target.Igancio Camacho and Recio put in dominating performances in the Malaga midfield, shutting down the majority of the Granada offence, but the latter failed to take his chance when presented with the opportuinity to hand the vistors the lead.Young talent Isaac Success was lively, although he wasted Granada’s best attempt, and centre-back Ricardo Costa smashed over from inside the area in the dying minutes when it looked as if the hosts would pick up a vital three points.Granada boss José González will be more pleased with the result than his rival Javi Gracia, whose side’s slim hopes of qualifying for the Europa League are slipping away. 1last_img read more

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