first_img1 Will Buckley Leeds have completed the formalities of Will Buckley’s loan move from Sunderland.Buckley, 25, who has been training with Leeds this week, has finalised an emergency loan deal that will keep him at Elland Road until January 2 and could make his debut in the home game against Birmingham on Saturday.Sunderland paid £2.5million to take Buckley to Wearside in August 2014 and although he made a total of 25 appearances for them in his first season, he has yet to feature for the Black Cats in the current campaign.He told Leeds’ official website: “I wanted to go out and get some games at a big club and Leeds was the perfect opportunity for me to do that.“There was interest in the summer but after the transfer window closed Leeds were still there and they showed they were keen to get me.“I was keen to come here and eventually it got sorted out, which I was pleased about.“Even though the loan deal didn’t start until this week, I was glad to get with the lads and get training. It feels like a fresh start for me.“I’ve got a point to prove that I can get back to the Premier League. To play games and to perform well is my aim now.”Buckley becomes the ninth player signed by head coach Uwe Rosler, who added: “We have some real options in the wide areas now and some good competition for places.“Will used his first week to get to know everybody, the players, the coaches and the place.“He’s made a good impression. I think he’s settled into the group quickly.“You can see the quality he’s got. He’s an established, well-known player who knows the Championship.“He has been in the Premier League. You can see the way he moves, the way he passes, his speed and his touches – these are all qualities that we were looking to improve in our squad.”last_img read more

first_img Which club has the best creative player? 1 Following Juan Mata’s display for Man United against Wolfsburg in the Champions League, a lot of focus has been on the game’s creative stars.Man City have struggled when David Silva is absent, while Eden Hazard, last season’s Player of the Year, is experiencing a dip in form, which is coinciding with the Blues’ poor start to the season.UNITED FANS: ‘MATA IS EVERYTHING ARSENAL FANS PRETEND OZIL IS’Who is the best playmaker in the Premier League? Is anyone missing from the list?last_img read more

first_img 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 11 19. Santi Cazorla (central midfield) 20. Mathieu Flamini (central midfield) 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) 11 11 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) Arsenal face a do or die encounter tonight as they look to revive their Champions League hopes for the rest of the season.With just three points from their opening four games, the Gunners are in a precarious position as they welcome Dinamo Zagreb to the Emirates.Only one team in the last decade in Europe’s primary competition has progressed with the same number of points at the same stage – Stuttgart in 2009 – although Manchester City survived with just two from their first four games last season.So how will Arsene Wenger, faced with a mounting injury crisis that has seen Francis Coquelin become the latest first-team regular to be sidelined, approach the crucial game?talkSPORT takes a look… 11 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 16. Aaron Ramsey (right midfield) 11 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 17. Alexis Sanchez (left midfield) 11 11. Mesut Özil (midfield) 11 4. Per Mertesacker (centre back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 11 11last_img read more

first_img1 Gerard Deulofeu Barcelona are keeping tabs on the progress of Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu ahead of a summer swoop.The Spaniard moved to Goodison Park in July of last year for £4.2m after coming through the ranks at the Nou Camp.In the deal, however, was the option for Barcelona to buy the 21-year-old back within two years of selling him.The Spanish champions can sign Deulofeu for £6.3m this summer or £9.3m at the end of the 2016/17 season.And, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have dispatched scouts to watch the Spaniard ahead of a potential transfer.Manager Luis Enrique has been impressed by Deulofeu and believes he may now force his way into the club’s first-team plans.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal County Council has issued its planned restrictions to water supplies for the county for tonight, Thursday, and early tomorrow, Friday. Planned Restrictions to public water supplies (Thursday 30th December 2010) Demand for water has increased throughout the County seriously affecting reserves. As a result water supply will be restricted in the following areas tonight, note some from as early as tea-time: Whilst these are planned shut downs to conserve water – the public are reminded that other areas may be interrupted at anytime to facilitate repairs to mainsGLENTIES ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amThe RossesGweedoreLeittermacaward AreaArdara AreaGortahork FalcarraghCreeslough Dunfanaghey    DONEGAL ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00am BallyshannonBundoranBallintraRossnowlaghFrosses Mountcharles STRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00am ConvoyCastlefinRaphoeLiffordBallinacorTievebrackGleneely     Ballybofey and Stranorlar – supply will also be turned off to the Twin Townsfrom midnight until 8.00am each night      INISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 8:00pm until 8:00am Three Glens  There may be interruptions in the Quigley’s Point / Iskaheen areas wheredemand remains very high.Water Service staff continue to check locally for losses. That said there ispresently no planned restrictions to supplies in that area overnight.   LETTERKENNY ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas South Letterkenny Area from 8:00pm until 8:00amincluding Rahan, Ballyboe, Scibley, Lismonaghan, Correnagh, Rockhill,Newmills and Conwall   The following areas of Letterkenny from 8:00pm until 8:00amGlencar Road, Pearse Road, Canal Road, Neil T. Blaney Road andGlenmaquinn    The following areas of Letterkenny Town from midnight until 8:00amLetterkenny Town CentreLower Main Street    Ballyraine Area from midnight until 8:00amincluding Sylvan Park, Ashlawn, Ballyraine Park, Orchard Grove,Thorndale, Magherannan Heights and Elmwood Downs    Aughnagaddy Group Scheme Ramelton from 8:00pm until 8:00amincluding Moorfield, Breaghy and Carnisk Areas     East Ramelton from 8:00pm until 8:00am including supply area from Killycrean reservoir Water Conservation Appeal   The important message here is that we wish to continue our appeal to the public to help eliminate wastage and conserve water we are seeking key holders of all types of properties where water may be lost to return and check for lossesThe Council are very actively involved throughout the county responding to bursts on watermains, however the sooner we get that level of buy-in from the public the sooner we can reduce the exceptional demand for water and return to normality    We suspect the increased demand for water arises fromtaps left runningburst mains which have not yet been locatedleakage in private propertiesThe Water Service in Donegal wish to appeal to the public to help us eliminate such wastage. This will help save water stored in reservoirs and avoid further shortages throughout the county .With the experience from the widespread disruption last winter we are highlighting the following areas in particular where the public can help eliminate wastage of the public water supply:Running taps – please avoid leaving taps running. This is counter productive and will run down available water in storageBurst mains / leakage – any suspected leaks on watermains or wastage should be reported to the County Council at your local public services centre. Vacant properties – please continue to check vacant properties where internal plumbing may be damaged by freezing conditions. Ideally the water supply to vacant buildings should be turned off and systems drained of all water, e.g. where members of the public who are going on holiday during the coming months, we would recommend that they turn off the water supply to their premises and drain all water out of the system before leaving the property.Farming Community – we ask that you check all field connections and turn off leaking drinking troughs. This has proven to be a serious problem in rural areas in recent years. We also ask for your assistance in checking for burst pipes in farm buildings and burst hoses laying over ground. Essentially anywhere on the farm that water may be lostCaravan Parks – another area that is often remote where plumbing may be exposed and water losses can be slow to appear, we appeal to all caravan park owners to turn off the water supply to eliminate wastage.Once again the co-operation of every community is required if we are to avert widespread shortages in water supplies. DONEGAL WATER SUPPLY DISRUPTION LIST FOR THURSDAY PM/FRIDAY AM was last modified: December 30th, 2010 by gregShare 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

first_img Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere was reportedly thrown out of a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning Arsenal and other football fans have had their say on the latest Jack Wilshere controversy.Even though he was not in breach of any club rules by being out on Saturday night, the fact he was reportedly kicked out of a club and spoken to by police after a fight took place probably won’t sit well with manager Arsene Wenger.In footage obtained by the Mirror, a number of officers can be seen speaking to Wilshere in a rubbish-strewn alleyway as his friends try to shield the star from onlookers.In 2010, the midfielder was cautioned for common assault. He has also been cautioned by police for spitting, while he has been spotted smoking on nights out three times in the past. Here, talkSPORT looks at the reaction from fans. 1last_img read more

first_img1 Napoli have beaten Juventus and Leicester City to the signing of Gianluca Lapadula, according to reports in Italy.The Pescara striker was top scorer in Serie B last season and he finished the campaign with a hefty 27 goals.That sparked interest from Juventus and Leicester, with both teams eager to bolster their attacking options.However, according to Tuttosport, it is Napoli who have pipped the pair to the signing of Lapadula and they will announce his arrival on Tuesday.The Serie A side will shell out around £9million to land the 26-year-old and he will sign a long-term contract.Earlier this week it had look as though a move to Napoli had stalled, but the club’s decision to increase Lapadula’s salary has got the deal over the line. Gianluca Lapadula impressed with 27 goals for Serie B side Pescara last season last_img read more

first_imgWhen authorities determined that a 9-year-old boy playing with matches had inadvertently started the Buckweed Fire, they declined to press charges. And now they have concluded that five partying young men inadvertently started the Malibu fire over Thanksgiving. As a result, prosecutors have charged the men with felonies. In both cases, authorities made the right decision. Unlike the boy who caused the Buckweed blaze, the men in Malibu were all adults. Moreover, they all knew, or should have known, that starting fires in the cave above Corral Canyon is illegal. Doing so during a dry season of hot Santa Ana winds only compounded the infraction. So did failing to report the fire to authorities. That recklessness caused $100million in damages. Those responsible should be held accountable, if for no other reason than as a warning to others who could make the same horrible errors in judgment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ 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_imgLight rain fell in the Southland this morning and was expected to intensify later in the day, prompting forecasters to issue a flash flood watch for fire-denuded areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties. The flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service will go into effect in the region’s burn areas at noon and expire late night. The watch covers virtually all of Los Angeles County, except for the Antelope Valley, and areas of Orange County recently charred in the Santiago Fire. The rainfall, generated by a Pacific storm, could be heavy at times beginning this afternoon, NWS forecasters said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAnother system is likely to produce rain Thursday, when the chance of precipitation has been set at 40 percent during daytime hours. The rain slick roads were blamed for causing at least one crash this morning that left one person critically injured and three others with less serious injuries on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Arleta, authorities said. The collision was reported about 8:40 a.m. near the juncture with the Hollywood (170) Freeway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos. All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were closed at the 170 Freeway while an investigation was conducted, Villalobos said. Firefighters freed one person from an overturned vehicle, said Ron Myers of the Los Angeles Fire Department. One person suffered critical injuries and three others suffered minor-to-moderate injuries, Myers said.last_img read more

first_imgNBC announced Monday that its two late-night stars, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, would return Jan. 2 even if the strike against networks and studios by writers was not resolved. It said the two hosts would perform without writers, and the shows may face a challenge in booking guests because many actors have expressed sympathy for the writers. The hosts may also face opposition from the striking writers guilds, which have thus far urged them to support the strike by staying off the air. Approximately 12,000 members of the Writers Guild of America, west, and the Writers Guild of America, east, walked out Nov. 5. But the executive producers of both programs said they believed that an exception might be made for the late-night shows because the hosts had been paying their nonwriting staff members. In statements released Monday, Leno and O’Brien both said they had supported the writers strike but decided that the time had come to return because of the risk that their nonwriting staff members would lose their jobs. Exactly what the shows will be able to do is unclear, the executive producers said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“I think the temperature may have changed a little,” Jeff Ross, executive producer of “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” said. CBS’s late-night star, David Letterman, is pursuing an interim agreement that would allow him to return with his writers Jan. 2. Letterman is in a position to make such a deal because his production company, Worldwide Pants, owns both his show and the one that follows on CBS, hosted by Craig Ferguson. Letterman’s representatives said they had been negotiating with the Writers Guild for an interim agreement and hoped they would be successful. One representative of a late-night show said some members of the guild leadership might have concerns about making a separate arrangement with Letterman, and that an agreement was far from a sure thing. According to a notice sent by the Writers Guild to its members, strike rules prohibit them from performing “any writing services during a strike for any and all struck companies.” last_img read more