The Croatian soccer federation has been prohibited from selling tickets to ‘certain fans’ identified as ‘hooligans’ and handed a 100,000-euro fine after their supporters caused crowd trouble at Euro 2016, UEFA said in a statement.The Croatian federation (HNS) had been charged with “crowd disturbances, use of fireworks, throwing of missiles and racist behaviour”, the governing body said in a statement.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO (AP) — For more than four years, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl has been trying to sell California officials on the idea that a universal, Medicare-like system would cure the state’s health care woes. Her latest attempt — probably her last before she leaves office in 2008 — will face its first test Wednesday, when it will be taken up by the Senate Health Committee, which Kuehl chairs. Her single-payer bill is similar to the federal government’s Medicare program for senior citizens. The legislation would create a new state agency to negotiate rates with health-care providers and pay health-care costs for California’s approximately 37 million residents. The plan would be financed partly with the funds that state and federal governments would spend anyway on health-care programs and partly with new taxes on employers, employees and investors that would replace the health-care payments they make now. Kuehl, a Los Angeles Democrat, said her bill would slash administrative expenses, reduce costly visits to emergency rooms and generate enough revenue to cover the roughly 6 million Californians who lack health insurance. She said it also would improve benefits for millions of others who are underinsured. “It’s amazing how much money you save by not wasting it on insurance companies,” she said. Kuehl’s bill passed the Legislature last year but was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He called the proposal socialized medicine and an “expensive mistake” that would not reduce health-care costs. A spokeswoman for the Republican governor, Sabrina Lockhart, said his opposition to Kuehl’s plan hasn’t changed. This year, the governor has proposed his own health-care plan, which would require all Californians to obtain health coverage, either through their jobs, by buying it on their own or, if they qualify, through a government health-care program. Employers with 10 or more workers would have to offer their employees health insurance or pay an amount equal to 4 percent of their payroll into a state health-care fund. Democratic and Republican leaders in both houses have proposed their own health-care proposalsplans, raising the possibility of a compromise that would at least extend coverage to some of the uninsured. But Kuehl said she also expects her bill to pass, and if Schwarzenegger vetoes it again, the measure will be reintroduced in 2009 by another lawmaker. Kuehl will be termed out at the end of 2008 and doesn’t plan to run again, even if voters approve an initiative in February modifying term limits. Eventually, she predicts, the state will turn to her approach because other plans won’t hold down health-care costs. “Single payer is the only one that pencils out as affordable and comprehensive with all the elements the governor seems to want,” she said. Here are some of the other bills on legislators’ agendas this week: HEALTH INSURANCE RATES — Legislation by Assemblyman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, would require health insurers to get state approval before raising their rates. It’s on the Assembly Health Committee’s agenda on Tuesday. CAMPAIGN FINANCING — Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, is renewing her efforts to create a system of public financing for state candidates.Hancock had a similar bill last session, but it died in the Senate. Voters then rejected a similar initiative, Proposition 89, last November. Hancock’s new bill is on the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee’s agenda on Tuesday. A narrower bill by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Also, would set up a public financing system for candidates for insurance commissioner, a step the measure’s supporters say would free the candidates from reliance on donations from insurers. It’s before the Senate Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee on Wednesday. GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES — A bill by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Sherman Oaks, would set up a state commission to organize a series of three debates for candidates for governor in the two months leading up to each gubernatorial election. Last year’s campaign featured only one debate. Levine’s bill also is on the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee’s calendar on Tuesday. NUCLEAR POWER — Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, wants to overturn the state’s ban on nuclear power plant construction, saying nuclear power wouldn’t contribute to global warming. Current law bars construction of new nuclear plants until there’s a safe way to dispose of radioactive waste generated by the facilities. DeVore contends that will happen before any new plants would come on line under his bill. The measure is on the agenda of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Monday.HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS — A bill by Assemblyman Guy Houston, R-Pleasanton, would require high school athletes to be tested for steroid use. It’s before the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday. Another measure, by Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, would require most high school students to take four years of physical education classes instead of two. It’s scheduled to be heard by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. A third bill, by Assemblyman Joe Coto, D-San Jose, would require high school students to register to vote to graduate. Students who were not old enough to vote or who stated in writing that they didn’t want to register would be exempt. It’s also on the Assembly Education Committee calendar on Wednesday. read more
0Shares0000Giggs (left, pictured with Gary Neville) won 13 Premier League medals during his playing days at United. PHOTO/DM.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, June 30 – Ryan Giggs is set to call time on his Manchester United career after 29 years.The Welshman has rejected the offer of a reduced coaching role under new manager Jose Mourinho, believing United have gone back on an agreement to give him the top job after he served under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal. Giggs’s representatives are now in negotiations with United over a pay-off for the final year of his contract.The 42-year-old will start a brief role as an ITV pundit at Euro 2016 on Thursday night but wants to move into club management.Giggs made a club-record 963 appearances for United after joining the club on his 14th birthday in 1987, and went on to win the Champions League twice, 13 Premier League titles and the FA Cup four times.It is believed that Giggs has yet to speak directly with Mourinho, who starts work at Carrington with his backroom team on Monday, and a last-ditch attempt to keep the United legend at his only professional club cannot be ruled out.Manchester United boss Mourinho offered Giggs a reduced role and the Welshman has rejected it. PHOTO/DM.But Giggs appears to have made up his mind to go after growing disillusioned by how the club has been run in recent years. He accepts that it will be seen as a gamble, but even prominent figures at United are said to have advised him to leave Old Trafford and further his ambitions elsewhere.The former Wales midfielder feels the club have gone back on an agreement to give him the manager’s job after he served on the coaching staff under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.When United agreed to let Mourinho bring in his own team, including trusted No 2 Rui Faria, Giggs was offered a lesser role aimed at bridging the gap between the senior squad and academy following talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.He was also given the opportunity to suggest other positions he could fill within the club but told that a first-team role was no longer one of the options.The surprising lack of contact with Mourinho also suggests there is little appetite on the new manager’s behalf to keep a fans’ favourite who made a club record 963 appearances for United.Ryan Giggs (right, pictured with Jose Mourinho) will end his 29-year association with Manchester United. PHOTO/DM.Giggs joined the club on his 14th birthday in 1987 and went on to win the Champions League twice, 13 Premier League titles and the FA Cup four times.Giggs spent a fortnight in Dubai last month considering his future and has kept a low profile since then.However, his decision to work for ITV in France is an indication that he is ready to put himself forward for new opportunities and he is not expected to be at Carrington on Monday morning when Mourinho and his staff arrive.Although Mourinho and his staff officially take over then, the Portuguese coach has been active for some time lining up transfer targets.United have already signed defender Eric Bailly for £30million, with free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan expected to follow in the next two weeks as Mourinho sets about rebuilding the squad.Some of the United players who have not been in action for their countries this summer will return to Carrington on Thursday, but those involved in Euro 2016 and the Copa America will be given three weeks off once they have finished international duty.Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to seal his move to Old Trafford on Friday. The Swede, 34, will sign a one-year deal after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more
Arsenal fans would probably be quite happy to see the back of Yaya Sanogo in the January transfer window, but Arsene Wenger continues to back the 21-year-old to come good.So who is right about the young French forward?Maybe this video will help sway the undecided…?
WHITTIER – The Bluebird Art House will hold a reception for artist Pola Lopez from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9 located at 6747 Bright Ave. The reception will introduce Lopez’s exhibit entitled, “Crossing the Line: Echoes at the Threshold of Abstraction” which will run from June 9 through July 7. Based in Santa Fe, NM and Los Angeles, Lopez’s work emphasizes a Mestizo/Latino and indigenous tradition using the bright colors typical of the Southwestern United States. For more information, call (562) 696-9493. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Students from Banning High School in Wilmington, San Pedro High School, Wilmington Middle School, Peary Middle School in Gardena and President Avenue Elementary School in Harbor City were in attendance. As Rowling sat onstage, reading about her hero’s departure from his miserable family, high-schoolers with pink-and-black-spiked hair sat equally riveted as young students dressed in costume Hogwarts robes and wearing witches hats. She held the massive crowd in near silence, broken only with laughter at particularly amusing bits. Students from Van Nuys Middle School gushed over the writer, holding her up with lavish compliments but still seeing her more as a peer than an icon. “Harry Potter changed my life,” sixth-grader Shavaree Buffington said. “Now we get to meet her.” “She was a single mom. She writes and takes care of her kids,” Serenity Toledo said. “I like to write and type a lot, too.” They continued their list with cacophonous glee. Harry Potter spoke to them because he attracted action. Because he used magic. Because he feared death. Because he wore glasses. And, they learned during the program, Rowling faced the same real-world struggles that Harry encountered at Hogwarts and they saw in their own classrooms. “At one point in my life, everything had gone wrong,” she said. “Judged by any external standard, though I try to avoid the word, I was a loser. But I didn’t feel like a loser.” Through hard work, luck and the help of friends, she assured them they could succeed as she had. firstname.lastname@example.org Staff writer Paul Clinton contributed to this article.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Brent Hopkins STAFF WRITER J.K. Rowling, perched on a golden crown and bathed in spotlights, didn’t seem so different from the 1,600 screaming children who sat before her Monday morning at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Harry Potter scribe, with a sensible sweater over her attractive, floral print dress, didn’t come across as a mega-wealthy, famous author from the other side of the world. She was a former single mother, a kid whose family didn’t understand her visions of magic, a dreamer. She was one of them. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.For an hour, Los Angeles Unified School District students from the Harbor Area to San Fernando Valley listened to the author read and discuss the fantastic world that spilled forth from her mind. They asked questions and received answers, dialog and, at the end, signed copies for all. Seventh-grader Hilario Ortega of Wilmington Middle School asked Rowling if she would rather take over as the queen of England or continue to write Potter books. Rowling told Ortega that the queen’s job is difficult and she would choose writing. Following the summer success of Deathly Hallows, which tallied more than 8 million sales in just its first 24 hours on shelves, Scholastic Corp. is looking to indoctrinate a new round of readers. The publishing house sent Rowling on a three-city American book tour – after Monday she heads to New Orleans and New York City – to meet school kids and give away copies of the series’ first installment. LAUSD selected 15 high schools, 15 middle schools and 10 elementary schools to send 40 third- through 12th-graders each. read more
Manchester United and Manchester City are set to face-off in a bidding war as they both attempt to land Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.United face the risk of losing David de Gea to Real Madrid if they fail to reach next season’s Champions League, while incoming City boss Pep Guardiola is apparently keen on finding a goalkeeper who will provide genuine competition for Joe Hart.And, according to FCInterNews, Inter may be willing to listen to offers from both Manchester clubs, particularly if they themselves fall short of Champions League qualification.The experienced Handanovic, 31, has been one of Inter’s standout performers this season, keeping 13 clean sheets from 28 games.United and City have both scouted the Slovenian international on several occasions and are ready to battle each other for the goalkeeper this summer. 1 Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic read more
Job Vacancy: A busy convenience store in Letterkenny is seeking a part-time deli cook.Management at Sweeneys Spar Express, Ballyraine, Letterkenny are recruiting for an energetic and motivated cook to join their busy store.The ideal candidate will have the following skills: Knowledge of HACCP requiredDeli experienced requiredBe customer orientatedHours of work are daytime only.To apply for this role, please forward your CV to email@example.comJob Vacancy: Popular convenience store seeks deli cook was last modified: November 14th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Convenience Storedeli cookjobVacancy read more
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…Manchester City are ready to hand Pep Guardiola another £150million to turn them into the best team on the planet. Top of his wanted list are two new full-backs and another striker. Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, rated at £40m, is a player Guardiola covets. He also remains keen on Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, who is valued at £60m by his club. Borussia Dortmund’s £50m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a target too. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Celtic starlet Kieran Tierney. The 19-year-old Scotland international has impressed Gunners and City scouts with his performances in the Champions League this season. (The Sun)?Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Benfica winger Goncalo Guedes. The 19-year-old has a £52.7m release clause in his contract. (A Bola)Chelsea are prepared to meet Antoine Griezmann’s £88m (€100m) release clause next summer. Antonio Conte is unhappy with his current squad and was left frustrated by their summer transfer activity. And the Blues are ready to back a mega bid for Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann at the end of the season. (Daily Star)Chelsea face a tough fight to sign Leonardo Bonucci in January even if they offer Juventus a world record £60m fee. Juventus are determined to keep hold of their prize asset and have already started talks over a new contract, despite giving him a new one only one year ago. (London Evening Standard)Former Leeds United defender Sol Bamba is set to follow Junior Hoilett through the entrance door at Cardiff City, with new manager Neil Warnock wasting no time in bolstering his squad. (Wales Online)Chris Powell is firmly in the box seat to land the Derby job permanently with the club’s investigation into suspended boss Nigel Pearson dragging on. County’s human resources department and legal team are still probing Pearson’s behaviour after a stormy training ground row with owner Mel Morris. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly could stay at Napoli ‘FOR LIFE’, according to agentEVERTON ALERT! Defender Ramiro Funes Mori threatens to leave if he doesn’t get more game time with ToffeesErik Lamela enjoying life in England with Tottenham but admits he has sights on Argentina returnManchester United planning to ditch Wayne Rooney and bring in Isco from Real Madrid – shock reportChelsea, Liverpool and Man United on alert as Thiago Silva puts Paris Saint-Germain contract talks on hold – Reports read more
Lifford native Ryan Cullen is hosting his first ever solo show in Ireland. He will be performing his show ‘Safe Word’ live in Whelan’s in Dublin on the 17th of November.Ryan’s show, which sold out in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival, is known for his subtle blend of dark and intelligent one-liners.Ryan, who has been compared to comedy legend Jimmy Carr, has performed at prestigious clubs such as Empire Comedy Club, The International Comedy Club, The Laughter Lounge, The Stand (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle), and has won several national comedy competitions. He also works as a writer for RTE’s ‘Republic of Telly’ and ‘Callan’s Kicks’, as well as working on the FACTS youtube channel which currently has almost 700,000 subscribers and 200 million views since its inception in summer 2014.To keep up with Ryan you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Donegal comedian has first solo show in Dublin was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:comedianLiffordryan cullensafe wordwhelans read more