‘Very low’ morale as Gilas prepares for Fiba Asia sans Blatche

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Gorio’ wipes out NCAA Friday games Reyes couldn’t hide his disappointment with Blatche’s decision to beg off from the Asian championship, saying that they were forced to make a move as the July 25 deadline passed without a word from the Syracuse-born big man.“I think he’s gonna issue a statement soon but there’s absolutely no reason. We waited and we waited, and they couldn’t give a confirmation. The deadline has passed and we had to make that decision,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Blatche has already aired his side on a brief Instagram post on Wednesday: “I will always be very thankful for the opportunity, the love, and the support I have received from my Filipino family but it’s a lot [sic] of reason why I can’t join. I don’t expect for many people to understand but I do wish my brothers the best of luck.”Without the 30-year-old big man, the Philippines will be parading Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger in his place as the team’s naturalized player. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes admitted that the Philippine team is coming into the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup with low morale with naturalized player Andray Blatche opting to sit out the tourney.“(Our confidence is) very, very low. I mean, we’re going to fight, and we’re going to fight like hell, but we have to manage expectations,” he said on Thursday as the national team resumed team practices at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With limited time to prepare for the continental meet, Reyes banking on the dedication of the 12-man roster, but it’s not without its own set of problems.The team only has 12 days to train before they fly to Lebanon on August 6, and Reyes is expecting to miss a few players due to their individual commitments with their mother ballclubs until they leave for Beirut.“I thought we had 12 days of practice and right, we have 12 days practice — except not with the whole team. We’re still not complete so it’s gonna be very, very difficult,” he said. “That’s the tough part with this Fiba Asia. We’re going to go into a tournament, into a war and we’re never complete. I don’t think it’s gonna happen until we leave, so it’s something that we have to live with.”Still, Reyes is hoping that the individual greatness of these players will be enough to deliver results.“You know these guys. They never quit, they never give up. Hopefully, we can spring some surprises come Fiba Asia,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino for 1-0 lead in D-League semis

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings CIGNAL HD 86 – Jose 17, Perkins 13, Villarias 13, Sumalinog 12, Arboleda 6, Bringas 6, Cahilig 6, Raymundo 5, Batino 4, Sara 4, Apinan 0, Uyloan 0.MARINERONG PILIPINO 67 – Javelona 11, Sargent 8, Subido 8, Moralde 7, Herndon 6, Lopez 6, Iñigo 5, Marata 5, Alabanza 3, Isip 3, Javillonar 3, Gabriel 2.Quarters: 34-14, 48-29, 65-45, 86-67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lyceum escapes EAC for 7th straight win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PBA IMAGESCignal HD derailed Marinerong Pilipino’s dream voyage with an 86-67 rout Thursday to gain a 1-0 lead in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals series Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Possibly playing his final game before leaving for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, Raymar Jose imposed his presence and uncorked 17 points and eight rebounds off the bench to lead his side to the win.ADVERTISEMENT But as always, the Skippers woke up from their slumber late and made a huge push in the fourth period, cutting the deficit to as low as 12, 75-63, after a Julian Sargent bucket.Unfortunately, the Skippers’ late-game magic was no match for Cignal’s end game poise, with Jose, Sumalinog, and Villarias icing the game down the stretch.The Hawkeyes can close the deal out on Tuesday for Game 2, still at Ynares Sports Arena.Pao Javelona paced Marinerong Pilipino with 11 points, while Sargent and Renzo Subido both got eight markers apiece as they saw the end of the Skippers’ seven-game winning run.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments “I’m really thankful for Raymar. I had to play him for the whole of the third quarter and he did his job for us,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.Jason Perkins provided the stability for the Hawkeyes as he scattered 13 markers, 18 boards, three assists, one steal, and one block, Byron Villarias had 13 points, four rebounds, and three dimes, and Oping Sumalinog got 12 markers and four boards as the Hawkeyes starters jumped to an early 34-14 first quarter lead and never looked back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m really happy that the starters stepped up on defense. We’re pressured enough to play at our best today given the fact that we haven’t played for a long while. But credit to my boys again. They really played their hearts out today,” said Fernandez.Showing no rust from their three-week layoff, Cignal controlled the tempo of the game and even led by high as 24, 62-38, at the 2:54 mark of the third quarter. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

“I’ll Not Apologize”

first_imgNearly two days after the Lower House of Legislature declared “Vote of no confidence” in Superintendent Fong Zuagele and Assistant for Development Teeko Yorlay, the Assistant Superintendent has voiced out another defiant statement saying that he will not apologize to anyone claiming that he has done no wrong.Speaking on Radio Saclepea Morning show on 25th September 2014, Mr. Yorlay said as far as he is concerned, anything he did was in the interest of the county and therefore doesn’t owe anyone an apology and again he will not resign his post.“Even though the lower House said they will not work with us, we are still in the county doing our work until President Sirleaf can decide what decision to take,” he said.“I knew that the position of assistant superintendent is not a lifetime job and once you are born, you must expect to die. So if we are afraid to leave the job, then no need we accept the job,” he said.Mr. Yorlay said he would only apologize if he is guilty of what he was accused of, but if he had not done what he is accused of, then, he has no reason to apologize.“I have a life to live beyond the assistant superintendent for development, and I am going to create a checkpoint of thinking just because I want the assistant superintendent for development job,” he added.“I am not going to apologize for doing the right thing and for people saying the wrong thing about me,” he maintains.There has been no understanding among the 53rd Nimba Lawmakers and the Nimba County leadership headed by Fong Zuagele since the induction of Zuagele as superintendent of Nimba in March.The problem was impeding development activities across Nimba till this Ebola crisis.Even though, Fong Zuagele during his induction vowed to unite Nimbaians regardless of tribes, the level of division under his administration appears to be widening.Those who listen to Mr. Yorlay’s statement this morning expressed some disappointments and called on him to come down and show respect to the lawmakers.Robert Mehn of Saclepea City, “I want the superintendent to come down, because the way the money was used was not appropriate; even now the holding center in Ganta is yet to open due to lack of materials.  So some of the money could be used to purchase these needed materials, but, instead, they divided the money among while people are dying.”    Superintendent Fong Zuagele was very moderate in his approach concerning their visit to Monrovia where they faced legislative inquest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Another assault at Looney Toons Night Club

first_imgThe RCMP is investigating another assault at Looney Toons Night Club.On August 20th, the RCMP detachment received a complaint from B.C. Ambulance of an injured male in the parking lot of the club.A police investigation has revealed that an unidentified native male punched the victim from behind before leaving the scene.- Advertisement -Ambulance crews transported the male to the Fort St John Hospital where he was treated for a minor concussion and laceration on his head.The suspect is described as a being a large native male in his early 30`s wearing a black hat with black framed glasses.  At this time police do not have any suspects and are asking for the public`s help identifying the person responsible for this crime.If you have any further information, please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to www.crimestoppersfsj.caAdvertisement Meanwhile, the RCMP is still investigating another serious assault at Looney Toons Night Club on August 5th.  In this incident, Jonathan Rae Honeywell was charged with two counts of assault and one count of aggravated assault after an attack, in which one male was transported to Vancouver General with serious injuries and two other men were transported to the Fort St. John Hospital with minor injuries.The RCMP is wishing to speak with people who may have witnessed the assault on August 5th.  Honeywell`s next court appearance is set of September 1, 2010.last_img

Hand-in-Hand assists GTTA with 2018 Caribbean Pre-Cadet C/ships participation

first_imgOnce again the Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company Ltd showed why it is the leading insurance company that supports the talent of young sportsmen and women.Table tennis sensation Thuraia Thomas receives the sponsorship cheque from Hand-in-Hand’s Marketing Coordinator Shafeena JumanOn Tuesday last, the company continued its support of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) by sponsoring Guyana’s 2018 National Girls’ 13 and 15 years Champion, Thuraia Thomas.Thomas will be representing Guyana at the Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships scheduled for August 24 to September 1, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Caribbean Cadet and Junior Championships feature girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 13 years and under in the Caribbean Region and form the basis for regional table tennis supremacy.It is the incubator for the development of young emerging table tennis talents and a platform from which all regional table tennis stars commence their journey.Thomas is also the winner of the US Open and Caribbean titles and is under the tutelage of Coach Dwain Dick, Colin France and Linden Johnson.In a simple presentation at the company’s head office, Marketing Coordinator Shafeena Juman proudly handed over sponsorship to Thomas.Juman expressed delight in once again being able to support the bright and talented athlete, and assured that the company will always continue to support the development of sports, especially in the future generation. She also wished Thomas success at the event.In return, Thomas thanked the company for its longstanding support and promised to bring home the prize.last_img read more

When it comes to invading Iraq, what would Ataturk do?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.You’d better believe the Turks.In Baghdad and Washington, everyone is freaking out. Even Tehran expressed its opposition over the weekend to a Turkish invasion.To say that Turkish patience with the PKK is wearing thin would be a severe understatement. The Marxist organization, deemed a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, has waged war since 1984 for its aims to swap what it calls occupation for another type of ideological oppression – a neo-socialist state carved out of parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.After so many years and nearly 40,000 killed in the Turkish fight against the PKK, why pick this inopportune timing – namely, when there’s an Iraq in flux with a blessedly stable north – to go in and take them out?What would Ataturk do? Ataturk was the father of modern Turkey, yet also gave birth to fierce nationalism and an example of modernism for Islamic nations. Turks who take pride in the Ataturk legacy have spilled out in the streets in recent days to demand action.“We can’t say when or how we will do it, we will just do it,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said of attack plans. At least that’s a switch from the tide in recent years of hashing out war plans first on cable news, stripping the element of surprise in a way that would make Napoleon cringe.Ataturk led the war for independence, and there’s little doubt that he would quash the PKK. No doubt he’d act swiftly to defend Turkey, as the keepers of his legacy, the Turkish military, are sworn to do – as well as keeping the country secular.Because that’s another thing Ataturk would have had little patience for: Islamist movements within Turkey, tension that has shaped the terms of Islamists Erdogan and recently elected President Abdullah Gul.I’ve thought about the WWAD – what would Ataturk do? – and weighed my months of resistance to Turkish military action in Iraq, believing as many do that this would only jack up a country that’s already on shaky ground.However, the WWAD has won out.I realize there are serious, legitimate reasons to tell the Turks to stay home, but staunch opponents of terrorism can’t be hypocrites. The Turks should be able to defend their country as anyone would – or more than most try.Go for it, Turkey. Come in to get rid of the PKK. But I’d argue that a limited incursion is too limited – and if you come into the kitchen and make a mess, you have a responsibility to grab the dustpan and broom, get down on your knees and sweep it up.This is my dream scenario: After Turkey crosses the Iraqi border and kicks some PKK butt, it should stick around to help out the security situation. (Realizing, of course, that agreement between Iraq and the U.S. on this would be tense at best, and homicidal at worst.)Turkey wasn’t much help in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Turkey also has the second largest standing armed forces in NATO. But they should think about regional and domestic security, the Islamist forces of Muqtada al-Sadr and al-Qaida in Iraq that are hellbent on the re-establishment of the caliphate from the Ottoman Empire days.Think about the Islamic movements within Turkey, which for years have drawn influence from Hezbollah ideology. The old Ataturk unity now regaining strength works voodoo on the Islamists trying to upend Turkish secularism.And what could Turkey do with any captured PKK members, radicals intent on forcing a socialist utopia? Ship them to Venezuela, of course.Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News and blogs at insidesocal.com/friendlyfire. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I am not ordering you to attack; I am ordering you to die,” Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is quoted as telling his troops in the 1915 battle of Gallipoli, in which British and French forces were prevented from taking Istanbul with heavy casualties.So seems the motto of Kurdish rebels who keep ambushing Turkish soldiers on the Iraqi border, racking up a Turkish body count of 42 in the last month as well as kidnapping eight soldiers.The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, has embraced a death wish.Tanks have massed along the Iraqi border, just waiting for the word go. On Oct. 17, the Turkish parliament voted 507-19 in favor of going into Iraq to rout the PKK. And just days ago, Gen. Yasar Buyukanit said, “We are determined to make those who cause this sadness grieve with an intensity that they cannot imagine.”last_img read more

CONRAD GOES TO HOLLYWOOD! CHEF IN BID TO BECOME AMERICAN TV STAR

first_imgCELEBRITY chef Conrad Gallagher moved to Hollywood hoping to land a multi-million euro TV deal, friends have told donegaldaily.com.The Letterkenny cook caused another storm last week when he left Ireland – and debts – to move to America.Now we can reveal the real reason – the Co Donegal man is hoping to make an American version of his TV3 show ‘Head Chef’ for one of the top networks. “Conrad has been showing the series to several top American TV stations,” said one friend in Letterkenny.“He is hoping that the format can be repeated in the States with him in the starring role.“He is very positive about it all. There’s room for another Gordon Ramsay on American television.“Conrad will know sooner rather than later if this is going to work.” One Co Donegal businessman is hoping Gallagher does net a big money deal – so he can get his bill paid.Maurice Kettyle of Kettyle Meats in Letterkenny claims Gallagher, from Hawthorn Heights, owes him about €7,000 for produce he supplied to his restaurants.“He has conned the country again. If I was broke I couldn’t afford the airfare to LA let alone set up a new life there.“There were two big deliveries that went unpaid, it was about €7,000. The cheque bounced.“I contacted him a number of times and it was the same old story. Now I hear that he has left the country. “It is difficult enough to do business without this type of behaviour. I don’t know how he can take in money and not pay his debt, signs, staff and suppliers,” fumed Mr Kettyle.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyCONRAD GOES TO HOLLYWOOD! CHEF IN BID TO BECOME AMERICAN TV STAR was last modified: February 6th, 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:CONRAD GOES TO HOLLYWOOD! CHEF IN BID TO BECOME AMERICAN TV STARlast_img read more

Council considering wireless connection

first_img Wireless broadband would provide more reliable service during a natural disaster and more consistent service on a regular basis, Councilwoman Carol Herrera said. Her cable Internet service keeps crashing, so she sometimes can’t log into her e-mail, Herrera said. Wireless broadband might benefit home-based and small businesses, but most large corporations would likely stay with T-1 service, said Steve Smith, president and chief executive officer of the Diamond Bar Chamber of Commerce. Other cities have touted wireless services but only provide wireless access in certain areas, he said. “If they are able to pull it off, they will be one of the first cities that actually did a real wireless network,” Smith said. “If they’re able to do that, more power to them.” Rodney Tanaka can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230, or by e-mail at rodney.tanaka@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DIAMOND BAR — The Diamond Bar City Council wants to go wireless to entice high-tech businesses and connect the community. The council is looking into municipal wireless service that would provide Internet connection throughout the city. The council told staff on Tuesday to talk with Southern California Edison about mounting antennae on power poles. Councilman Bob Zirbes said he favors a public owned and operated system, which would provide low-cost, high-quality service without the focus on profits. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Such an amenity could attract tech companies that generate high sales tax with low impact, Zirbes said. Councilman Jack Tanaka said he prefers a public-private partnership because the technology changes so rapidly. “When it comes to technology, a company would do a better job in keeping up and maintaining the most up-to-date and latest equipment,” he said. “I think it’s a great idea, as long as the cost is kept reasonable.” One possible model is Chaska, Minn., which is a close match to Diamond Bar, said Ken Desforges, Diamond Bar director of information systems. Chaska spent $900,000 to develop the infrastructure and has annual costs of $250,000. The city will recoup its costs in five years and will generate $200,000 annually, he said.last_img read more

Deputies union hits hiring

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “We’ve had a net gain of 20 people,” Remige said. “If they are planning on hiring 1,100 deputies, and we’re only hiring an additional 20 a year, it’s going to take (55 years).” But Sheriff Lee Baca said he expects to hire 1,000 deputies next year for a net gain of about 600. “The hiring is not the problem,” Baca said. “It’s the fact that we have people who are retiring and leaving to work closer to home and it takes a while to get things moving in the right direction. “The Board of Supervisors have given us substantial funds in order to provide the necessary services. It also involves constant adjusting of overtime to fill vacancies to extend jail services, patrol services, as well as detectives.” Because of the staffing shortage, the department expects to spend a record $160 million on overtime this fiscal year for jail and patrol deputies to work multiple shifts. In his last semiannual report, Special Counsel Merrick Bobb wrote that the department’s recruitment and hiring challenges are a result of unprecedented attrition, increased demand for law enforcement personnel throughout Southern California and a higher than normal number of retirements. In March 2002, the department had about 9,000 sworn officers. As a result of budget cuts during the recession and a three-year hiring freeze, the department lost about 1,000 officers. The department now faces significant challenges to rebuild its force including stiff competition from local police agencies offering higher pay and superior retirement benefits, Bobb wrote. Those agencies are actively courting sheriff’s deputies with signing bonuses, new equipment and promises they will not have to work in the jails. After they are hired, deputies spend an average of five to eight years working in the jails before getting a patrol job at a sheriff’s station, Remige said. That’s up from an average of one to two years when Remige joined the department in 1979. “Supervisor (Michael D.) Antonovich urges the sheriff to revisit the practice of placing new deputies in the jails for extended periods of time and to work with the rank and file to determine how best to make the department as attractive as possible for recruits who are beginning a law enforcement career,” Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell said. Remige also said he blames the Board of Supervisors’ decision to cut $200 million from the department’s budget in the past three years for the understaffing, which he said has contributed to eight inmate murders in two years at Men’s Central Jail. “We are paying for the mistakes of the past when the majority of the Board of Supervisors cut the sheriff’s funding,” Bell said. “We’re paying for that because the sheriff was not able to recruit and train deputies and he had to close the academy.” But Baca said the increase in jailhouse slayings is a result of a variety of factors. “A lot of it is because of the faulty design of the old jail,” Baca said. “It’s also decisions made in the classification system and an antiquated jail system that is labor-intensive.” Remige also said he’s received anecdotal reports from deputies that it’s taking them longer to respond to calls for service, especially in unincorporated parts of the county in the Antelope Valley and elsewhere. Department response-time reports show that the time it takes for a deputy to respond to a call have been increasing countywide since the supervisors slashed the department’s budget in 2002. The reports show it took an average of 4.8 minutes to respond to an emergency call in Sheriff’s Department contract cities in 2002 – rising to 5 minutes this year. Emergency call response times in unincorporated areas rose from 6.2 minutes in 2002 to 6.4 minutes this year. Priority calls in contract cities went from 9 minutes in 2002 to 11.1 minutes this year and similar calls in unincorporated areas rose from 10.7 minutes to 12.9 minutes. In those years, routine calls in contract cities increased from 37.6 minutes to 42.9 minutes and in unincorporated areas from 40.7 minutes to 49.9 minutes. — Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An inability to recruit and retain qualified deputies has contributed to a recent spate of jailhouse murders and growing response times to emergency calls, sheriff’s union officials said Friday. While the Sheriff’s Department has hired 584 people since it began a renewed recruitment campaign in July, it has lost a similar number to surrounding law enforcement agencies and to retirement. The department has about 8,150 sworn officers – 1,100 fewer than budgeted. The department is losing about 430 officers a year, including 100 to 150 who take jobs at other law enforcement agencies, said Steve Remige, president of the 7,000-member Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.last_img read more

Chelsea linked with ‘the new Oscar’

first_imgChelsea are keeping tabs on Brazilian midfield star Bernard, according to The Sun.The 20-year-old, dubbed the new Oscar, is said to be valued at £6m by his club Atletico Mineiro and is apparently being touted as a possible successor to Frank Lampard.The Daily Mirror say Chelsea are still chasing Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle.QPR boss Harry Redknapp plans to approach his former club Tottenham to see if they are willing to sell Scott Parker, the Mirror say.The England midfielder has not played since the European Championship but is one of a host of players Redknapp is said to be keen to sign.The Mirror also say Rob Green is likely to become Redknapp’s number one keeper and that Rangers are vying with Liverpool and Fulham for the signing of Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.The Guardian and the Daily Express also suggest Redknapp is keen on Bent – another player he managed at Spurs.The Daily Mail say Redknapp’s recent appointment could lead to an exodus of highly-paid players, but they are determined not to be forced out of the club by him.It is suggested that Esteban Granero, Julio Cesar, Jose Bosingwa and Ji-sung Park are among those who could be sold.And The Scotsman report that Joe Jordan is out of the running for the Scotland manager’s job as he is working alongside Redknapp at Loftus Road.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more