Transfer news: Marseille make move for Spurs flop

first_img1 Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way to Marseille, according to reports in France.The Togolese reached agreement with Spurs to terminate his contract last weekend after he was frozen out of the first-team picture by Mauricio Pochettino.And now, according to Le 10 Sport, Marseille officials have made contact with the former Arsenal striker about joining them.Adebayor is believed to keen on remaining in the Premier League and is still his exploring options, with Aston Villa being strongly linked, but the French club hope to tempt him across the Channel. Emmanuel Adebayor last_img read more

Why Ramsey injury can be positive for Arsenal, according to fans

first_img1 Arsenal v Everton is live on talkSPORT at 5.30pm on Saturday 24 October.Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will have to do without midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least another month.The Welshman injured his hamstring during Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League win against Bayern and is out until after the next round of international friendlies which begin on 13 November.“I believe he will be out until after the next international break,” Wenger said, meaning the earliest Ramsey could be available to play is the 21 November.However, not all Gooners are seeing it as a huge blow and believe it could mean a chance for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to grab a place in the first team… Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to replace Aaron Ramsey? last_img read more

‘Hope the backlash is epic!’ – Gooners look to Spurs after Bayern loss

first_img Arsenal fans have had a miserable week but will hope it gets better Arsenal will hope to banish memories of their 5-1 Champions League humiliation by beating Tottenham at the Emirates.The Premier League encounter between the two rivals will be the second north London derby of the season and it comes days after the Gunners were hammered by Bayern in Munich.HARRY KANE WARY OF ARSENAL BACKLASH ON SUNDAYArsene Wenger’s men have already beaten Spurs in the League Cup this season and here, fans are already looking ahead to the visit of Tottenham, as you can see in the tweets below. 1last_img read more

BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS! Newcastle agree £12m fee for Tottenham winger

first_img Andros Townsend Tottenham have accepted an offer from Newcastle for Andros Townsend.The winger has found himself out of favour at White Hart Lane this season and has not played for the club since October.Newcastle have been chasing Townsend all month but were unwilling to meet Tottenham’s £14million valuation.However, Spurs have now budged on their initial asking price and have accepted a £12m bid from Steve McClaren’s sideTownsend will travel to Tyneside within the next 24 hours for a medical and to sign a long-term deal with Newcastle.His arrival at St James’ Park will be a boost for head coach McLaren, who had identified the 24-year-old as one of his main targets in this transfer window.Townsend was a key part of Tottenham’s squad last season, making 35 appearances and scoring five goals.But he was on the fringes at the start of this term and was banished to the reserves after a row with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner.Pochettino is happy for Townsend to leave this month and the player himself is keen to go in order to reignite his hopes of playing for England at Euro 2016. 1last_img read more

‘It’s a great time to be a Tottenham fan’, admits diehard Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan

first_imgDiehard Arsenal supporter and outspoken TV host Piers Morgan has admitted – through gritted teeth – that it’s a good time to be a Tottenham fan.Spurs rose above their north London rivals to third place in the Premier League as Harry Kane fired a fine brace in a 3-0 win over Norwich on Tuesday.Arsenal, meanwhile, failed to score in a third successive league game as they fell away from the title chasing pack with a 0-0 draw with a steadfast Southampton.Spurs have NEVER finished above Arsenal during Arsene Wenger’s reign as Gunners boss, but many are tipping them as title contenders this season due to their fine form – they have lost just three times and have the top flight’s best defensive record with just 19 goals conceded.Morgan is a fierce anti-Wenger campaigner – “If I could give him a Valentine’s Day present, it would be a P45” –  and he had one more warning for his fellow Arsenal fans who believe the Frenchman is still the right man to lead the Gunners.“If Arsenal fans are listening, and you spent the last seven years telling me I’m wrong, just imagine how we’re going to feel if Tottenham are Premier League champions,” he said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They’ve got the best defence, a good goalkeeper, a very creative midfield and, in Harry Kane if he stays fit, one of the best red-hot strikers in Europe never mind just this country.“If I was a Tottenham fan I would be feeling pretty good right now, I’m afraid.”Asked what he’d do if Spurs DID win the league title this season, Morgan joked: “I’d have to emigrate.”last_img read more

Online fraud crimes soaring

first_img“The future is grim for innocent people,” Cooley said. “Electronic crime is the new thing that is out there. We are getting more and more crimes committed essentially over the Internet – people stealing money from someone else over the Internet.” In one of those cases, a Nigerian man was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison in connection with the largest case in county history. Oluwatunji Oluwatosin of North Hollywood, along with several co-conspirators, gained access to personal data stored in the national ChoicePoint consumer data network, prosecutors said. The conspirators opened more than 40 fraudulent ChoicePoint accounts and conducted 189,000 searches to obtain personal identifying information. In turn, they used that information to establish fraudulent credit-card accounts. The theft resulted in losses exceeding $6.5million. In another case, two people allegedly planted encoded card-number skimming devices in Arco am/pm gas stations to record customers’ debit card numbers and PINs, Cooley said. The information was then used to make counterfeit debit cards that allowed them to make unauthorized withdrawals from victims’ bank accounts, Cooley said. More than 7,600 ATM transactions were attempted, amounting to a loss of $1.4million, Cooley said. Sheriff’s Lt. Rocky Costa, project director of the Southern California High-Tech Task Force, said the cases can be difficult and time-consuming to investigate. “We usually don’t catch the really smart computer criminals,” Costa said. “We usually catch the dumb ones because the really smart computer crooks know how to hide their footprints, will take advantage of host Web sites, wireless networks and Internet cafes.” And Andy Bechtle, assistant to the special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service in Los Angeles and a member of the Electronic Crimes Task Force, said the schemes’ sophistication is increasing. “You’ve got everything from phishing scams to people using Internet chat rooms and message boards buying and selling credit-card information – which have been stolen from unsecured databases – to just your run-of-the-mill credit card and other types of electronic fraud,” Bechtle said. One common scheme involves cyber-criminals who send “spoofed” e-mails to lead people to counterfeit Web sites designed to trick them into divulging financial data, account-user names and passwords. “Be leery of the sites you are going to,” Bechtle said. “From what I’ve seen and the cases we’ve worked, putting your credit card online is a risky venture because you don’t know how all those private companies set up the security features on their databases.” One way to combat Internet or electronic-fraud schemes is to make sure computers run anti-virus software that is constantly updated. And users of wireless computers also need to be careful. “I don’t think the public knows how bad things have gotten,” said Kathryn Showers, head deputy district attorney of the High Technology Crimes Division. “For example, there is a practice called `war ganging’ where if someone has a wireless laptop, they can come and park outside your home, and if you don’t have a router on the system to protect transmissions, they can monitor what you are doing and use your IP address to commit crimes.” And Costa said the Valley retirement fund scheme is similar to a growing number of scams across the country. “What we’re seeing now is thieves who are able to tap into database computers, bank accounts, retirement accounts and stock-trading accounts,” Costa said. “We are starting to see thieves being able to cash our shares, move money into trade accounts and liquidate the accounts. We are starting to see those cases dot up here and there. “Apparently, they are figuring this out, little by little.” [email protected] (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Employees at a small company in the San Fernando Valley thought their retirement funds were safely secured by a brokerage that managed the money. But in a sophisticated electronic-fraud scheme known as “pump and dump,” hackers got into the brokerage firm’s computer system and stole the employees’ nest eggs – hundreds of thousands of dollars worth. “They transferred all of the retirement funds from this liquid account to purchase stock,” District Attorney Steve Cooley said. “They apparently jumped the price of the stock through this huge purchase, sold it, made their profit and moved on.” The case is just one of thousands under investigation as officials say electronic fraud is skyrocketing nationwide. The number of electronic-fraud complaints tracked by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has more than quadrupled since 2001, rising from 49,711 to 207,492 last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And the losses associated with those crimes have soared 1,000 percent – from $18million to $198million last year. The average loss per victim today? $724. But experts say that’s just the tip of the iceberg because many incidents are not reported. The FBI estimates businesses are losing $67billion annually to electronic fraud. “High-tech crime is the tsunami that is coming,” Cooley said. “And it’s going to get bigger before it gets smaller.” Identity theft also is soaring as criminals committing electronic fraud gain access to other personal identification in government and business databases. Nearly 9million people were victims of identity theft nationwide last year. Cooley, who recently added several investigators and prosecutors to his High Technology Crime Division, said he plans to ask the county Board of Supervisors to triple the size of the office to help combat the problem. last_img

L.A. Council gives up – for now – in fight against mayor’s effort to hire more cops

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The point is clear: The council wants to know when it can start stealing the trash-fee-hike revenue promised for police hiring. When the council signed on last year to the mayor’s plan to boost the dangerously thin force of the Los Angeles Police Department by hiking the trash fee, they promised to use the money only for new cops. But the flexibility of that promise became clear last week when Bernard Parks, chairman of the council’s budget and finance group, suggested that those funds be used to plug operating shortfalls, not to hire new cops. Parks insists he wasn’t betraying the public because he always left open the possibility of using the money for other purposes. Vowing that Parks & Co. would have to divert the money over his “dead body,” Villaraigosa was unequivocal: “Expanding the Police Department is a promise we made to the city and one I want to make.” Council gives up – for now – in fight against mayor’s effort to hire more cops IN his latest battle with the Los Angeles City Council over LAPD hiring, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa came out a winner. But he and the public will have to be vigilant to win the war, because the council once again had its fingers crossed when it surrendered. The council on Friday agreed to let the Los Angeles Police Department continue hiring, but added a huge caveat – that it must be notified when hiring exceeds 226 new officers beyond the existing force. Hiring cops didn’t cause the financial hole facing the city. Bad decisions did. And it’s up to the mayor to make sure that that promise, sincere or not, is kept.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


first_imgWith Friday being the deadline for entries into this year’s ‘Donegal Business of the Year’ awards, businesses across Donegal who employ less than fifty people are being urged to put their best foot forward and enter the competition.Entry forms are available from Donegal Local Enterprise Office website are a number of categories to choose from and this year’s awards are open to all businesses in Donegal who employ less than 50 full-time employees. The categories are: Excellence in design, Business in operation less than 18 months (Start-Up); Business in operation more than 18 months (Business Expansion) and Export business while there will also be an Overall Donegal Business of the Year.There are consultancy prizes of up to €1,500 for category winners and €2,500 for the overall winner to assist the owner in developing the business, but perhaps more importantly is the opportunity to benefit from the positive publicity and the prestige that comes with being Donegal’s Business of the year.Full details and entry forms are available to download from the Donegal Enterprise website . Completed entries must be returned by this Friday February 27th to be considered for this year’s competition.The winners in each category, and the overall winner will be presented with their awards at a special lunchtime ceremony at the end of Enterprising Donegal Business Week on March 27th.  TWO DAYS LEFT FOR ENTRIES FOR DONEGAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:business awardsdonegalentrieslast_img read more

Paddy McNair reveals Man United boss Mourinho’s pre-Euro 2016 message

first_img1 Manchester United youngster Paddy McNair has revealed Jose Mourinho contacted him to wish him luck ahead of Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign.Mourinho was named as Louis van Gaal’s replacement at Old Trafford two weeks, the Portuguese boss taking over from the man who handed McNair his United debut in 2014.The defender has since totalled 21 appearances for his club, and good form has seen him named in Northern Ireland’s squad for the European Championships.The 21-year-old has won nine caps for his country, and he has revealed Mourinho has wished him luck ahead of the tournament.McNair said: “He sent me a text message wishing me good luck for the tournament – that was nice of him.“I’m sure he’ll be watching and I’ll be trying my best and hopefully he likes what he sees.”Another youngster to be given his debut by Van Gaal at Old Trafford is Marcus Rashford, whose incredible rise to prominence sees him as part of England’s squad for the Euros.The promising striker is unlikely to start for the Three Lions when their campaign gets underway against Russia on Saturday, but McNair has no doubts Rashford will develop into a top class star in the future.“He’s a very good player,” he added.“He came in at the end of season and it was breathtaking, in a way, how well he adapted, the goals he scored.“You see him in training, he’s got a lot of ability and I think he will be a top player.” Paddy McNair is part of Northern Ireland’s squad for Euro 2016 last_img read more

Fire crews begin burning debris from the forest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe piles contain tree limbs, chaparral and other types of forest vegetation that would otherwise be lying on the forest floor. Firefighters stay on the scene during the burn and after the flames subside and the pile is hot. Crews also continually evaluate the weather and fuel conditions, officials said. Crews have already been out in the forest burning. On Tuesday alone, Miller estimated crews burned some 500 piles. “Some areas do get a lot of these piles,” Miller said. “And we can burn 800 to 1,000 piles in a day.” The agency has also been putting the word out as a way to ease the fears of mountain visitors, many of whom are unaware of the program and who might be alarmed at seeing smoke rising from the forest, Miller said. Tis the season to burn debris, say U.S. Forest Service officials. Chilly weather conditions have allowed the fire crews to burn piles of what they call slash and debris that have accumulated throughout the San Bernardino National Forest, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Miller. “We’re building piles during the summer and burning them in the winter,” Miller said. “That allows us to get rid of unnecessary fuel.” That means less things to burn during the dry and warm fire season. The smoking is normal and the burning is necessary and effective, he said. In an area off of Sonoma and Brentwood drives in Lake Arrowhead, 244 acres were cleared and rehabilitated as part of the Tunnell II project, Miller said. During the Grass Valley Fire in late October, flames burned right to the area and stalled. “When it ran into the project area, it basically became a ground fire,” Miller said. The most recent efforts to clear the debris have been focused in part of the Angelus Oaks area along Highway 38. Miller anticipated crews to begin burning slash piles northeast of Lake Arrowhead in January. Fuel reduction projects near mountain communities will continue through the spring and summer months, according to a Forest Service news release. The projects include removing dead trees, and thinning, creating and stacking of even more piles of dense brush that will burn during this wet season, officials said. The pile burning locations are: Northeast Lake Arrowhead – East of Yosemite, Yellowstone, Banff and the Northshore Campground. Smoke will be visible from Lake Arrowhead, Green Valley and from Highway 18 near the Heaps Peak Transfer Station. Barton Flats/Angelus Oaks – Above and below Highway 38 near Angelus Oaks and Jenks Lake. Smoke and flames will be visible from the highway in the area. Motorists traveling along Highway 18 in the Arctic Circle near Snow Valley will see smoke from the project that will occasionally be visible from Highway 330. [email protected] (909) 386-3854160Want 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