DONE DEAL! West Brom complete £8m deal for Hull defender James Chester

first_img1 James Chester has completed his move from Hull to West Brom.The Baggies agreed an £8m fee for the defender with the recently-relegated Tigers on Tuesday.Leicester had also been interested in the 26-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester United, but Chester has now put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract with Tony Pulis’ side.“James did very well for Hull City. I’ve had a good chat with him and he’s the type of player I like,” said Pulis.“He’s young, a strong character, a good defender, he has good feet and he has the Manchester United stamp all over him, just like (Stoke City’s) Ryan Shawcross and Darren Fletcher. They’re wonderful lads and I’m told James is as well.“From the people I spoke to, like Steve Bruce and people in the Welsh party…they speak very highly of him.“Steve especially gave him a great mention and there is no better accolade than Steve Bruce giving a defender a good drum roll.“James is a good player who can play anywhere along the back line and I’m confident he will get better with age.“ James Chester last_img read more

Napolitano tours Pico Rivera

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventDuring the visit, she told the librarian that she would get her staff to send out books on government and listened while city staff pointed out the lack of space in the 1961 library. At City Hall, City Manager Chuck Fuentes hosted a slide show featuring plans for a new, bigger library at Smith Park. The anticipated funding estimates are $7 million from the city, $8 million from Los Angeles County with the help of Supervisor Gloria Molina and $5 million from private capital campaign funds also assisted by Molina, he said. He explained, too, the crucial needs for a grade separation project at the Passons Boulevard railroad crossing and road work at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Rosemead Boulevard. He said there had been several deaths at the Passons Boulevard railroad crossing, including that of a 14-year-old El Rancho High School student last year. He also showed how the neighborhood surrounding the rail crossing, including stores, houses and an apartment building, would be impacted by a grade separation at that location. The road work where Slauson meets Rosemead is greatly needed because the intersection is now in dire need of repair and upgrading, he said. Napolitano and her staff members also walked through the Pico Rivera Senior Center where they saw an existing small fitness room and learned about plans for a bigger fitness area at the center. “This is a really, really big thing for us for Grace to come here to our obsolete library, which has pretty much been obsolete since it was built, and other facilities and see how great our needs are,” said Mayor Pete Ramirez. By late afternoon, the group was on its way to Norwalk City Hall. Napolitano and her staff members will also visit Montebello, East Los Angeles and Pomona during the week-long tour. “It’s a chance for all her staffers in Santa Fe Springs and Washington D.C. to see everything \ she is advocating,” said Daniel Chao, Napolitano’s chief of staff. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – City officials Monday stressed the need for a bigger city library to Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, during her visit to the 6,000-square-foot library. Napolitano and her entourage from Washington, D.C. and Santa Fe Springs offices visited the Pico Rivera Library and other city facilities during a whirlwind tour of the Southern California cities the congresswoman represents. The goal of the tour, titled Staff Retreat 2006, is to introduce the congresswoman’s staff in Washington, D.C. to the community projects considered to have the highest priorities. “Every community of mine has a wish list, but there is less and less funding available all the time,” said Napolitano. “So this helps the staff be hands-on and see the projects that need to be funded, for example, a new library.” last_img read more

PAURIC BRESLIN WINS JG MEMORIAL 5K

first_imgJ.G. Memorial 5k 2016Place Bib Name Gender AG Club Time1. 397 Pauric Breslin m SM Letterkenny A.C. 15:462. 416 Liam Doherty m SM Letterkenny A.C. 16:283. 398 Enda Mc Bride m SM Letterkenny A.C. 16:524. 465 Noel Diver m SM Rosses A.C. 16:575. 393 Eoin Hughes m JM Letterkenny A.C. 17:146. 468 Edward Sweeney m SM Cranford A.C. 17:407. 472 John Whoriskey m SM 17:438. 421 Declan Mc Bride m SM Cranford A.C. 17:449. 426 Damian Mc Bride m SM Milford A.C. 17:4510. 464 Frankie Bradley m SM 18:2011. 428 David Harvey m SM 24/7 Triathlon 18:2712. 425 Peter Lilburn m M60 City of Derry Spartans A.C. 18:4013. 463 Pól Mac Giolla Bhride m SM Letterkenny A.C. 19:0414. 473 Gerard Marley m SM Milford A.C. 19:1515. 432 Irene Mc Fadden f SW Letterkenny A.C. 19:1916. 433 Nathan Mc Hugh m SM 19:2217. 434 Noeleen Scanlon f SW Letterkenny A.C. 19:2218. 476 Michael Mc Hugh m M40 Milford A.C. 19:2819. 437 Barry Mackey m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 19:3720. 446 Frank Pinder m M50 19:4021. 427 Patrick Duffy m M40 19:4622. 435 Patrick Mc Hugh m SM 19:5423. 394 Martin Kerr m M60 19:5824. 474 Gillian Marley f SW Milford A.C. 20:1825. 441 Angus Hunter m M50 20:3726. 471 Curley Coyle m M40 20:5627. 424 Michael Gallagher m M50 Foyle Valley A.C. 21:0528. 449 John Fealty m M50 21:0829. 413 Owen Coyle m M50 Rosses A.C. 21:1530. 395 Liam Donnelly m SM 21:1631. 475 Kenneth Moon m M40 Milford A.C. 21:2832. 477 Siobhan Mc Hugh f W45 Milford A.C. 21:4233. 470 Joe Coyle m SM 21:4334. 466 Seamus Carr m SM 21:4835. 399 Brian Mc Bride m M60 Letterkenny A.C. 21:5236. 461 Jimmy Mc Bride m M60 Letterkenny A.C. 22:0137. 420 Paula Hegarty f SW Milford A.C. 22:1638. 439 Joe Mc Laughlin m SM 22:2539. 438 Frank Mc Taggart m M40 Milford A.C. 22:2540. 442 Arthur Lynch m SM 22:3841. 400 Oran Mc Menamin m JM Cranford A.C. 22:5542. 414 Rionach Giles f JW Cranford A.C. 22:5943. 478 Nancy Mc Namee f W45 Finn Valley A.C. 23:1244. 431 Hugh Gallagher m M60 Letterkenny A.C. 23:2745. 422 Sam Faulkner m SM Run for Fun Letterkenny 23:4846. 423 Clare Molloy f W35 23:4847. 482 Laura Black f JW 24/7 Triathlon 24:0848. 440 Noel Mc Bride m M50 24:1149. 481 Edward Diver m M50 Ray Men 24:1350. 430 Eddie Sweeney m M60 Ray Men 24:3151. 450 Con Duffy m SM 24:3352. 479 Mary Bond f W55 Finn Valley A.C. 24:4153. 396 Paddy Fox m SM 25:3654. 448 Frankie Pinder m JM Letterkenny A.C. 25:4455. 483 Kate Black f JW 24/7 Triathlon 26:0656. 469 Majella Granaghan f W45 26:5957. 443 Noreen Pinder f W45 27:3458. 444 Mairead Pinder f JW Letterkenny A.C. 27:3559. 467 Cathy Carr f JW 28:5460. 484 Kim Bradley f SW 29:0861. 480 Gerard Sharkey m M50 Swanlings 29:1962. 445 Eileen Pinder f JW Letterkenny A.C. 30:4063. 429 Yvonne Lynch f W35 30:4064. 436 James Doherty m M60 Cranford A.C. 42:07PAURIC BRESLIN WINS JG MEMORIAL 5K was last modified: July 1st, 2016 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)last_img read more

81 JOBS SAVED AS NEWSPAPER COMPANY ‘RE-STRUCTURES’

first_imgUP TO 81 jobs have been saved after a well-known local company was wound up and a new company put in place to run six local newspapers.In a statement this afternoon River Media Newspapers confirmed that River Newspapers has been wound up and the new company – River Media Newspapers – has taken over the Letterkenny Post, Donegal Post, Inish Times and three other titles.The company said: “As part of a wide ranging re-structuring of River Newspapers, joint receiver managers RSM Farrell Grant Sparks were appointed to the Group’s Republic of Ireland titles and PwC appointed as Administrator of the Group’s titles in Northern Ireland on Friday, September 2nd. “The Group has been trading profitably over the past year but was hampered by a very large historic debt burden and has been working with its key creditors to address this issue.“As a result of the re-structuring, River Media Newspapers Limited has now acquired all six newspapers titles from RSM Farrell Grant Sparks and PwC.”The statement went on: “Commenting on the developments CEO Padraig O’Dwyer emphasised that the restructuring had no impact on the contracts or conditions of the 81 employees of the titles that were transferred to River Media Newspapers Limited.“Mr O’Dwyer thanked those employees for their continued commitment to the success of the business saying ‘While conditions in the advertising market remain challenging, the Group is highly centralised and operating off a very low cost base. “‘The Group is now on a sustainable footing and the Board is confident that all six titles have a bright future’,he concluded.”81 JOBS SAVED AS NEWSPAPER COMPANY ‘RE-STRUCTURES’ was last modified: September 6th, 2011 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

Conte on Burnley, his Italy trip, Man Utd’s title hopes, Hazard, Willian and ‘warrior’ Luiz

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Burnley. Here’s some of what he had to say.On Burnley“It will be a really tough game. We must pay great attention because the stats show Burnley are a really strong team at home.“They’re third in the table for games played at home – we are first with 33 points, Tottenham are second with 32 and Burnley are third.“It’s a fantastic achievement for them. I warned my players because if you don’t face this game in the right way, anything can happen.“We are preparing very well for this game. My players know really well the game that we will face.“It’s important to know the strengths and the weaknesses of the team you go to face. We have studied them very well.“They fight a lot, they play a lot of long balls and put a lot of pressure on when you have the ball”On Burnley’s ex-Brentford striker Andre GrayEmbed from Getty Images“Gray is a really good player, very clever, he’s always in the right position when they win second balls to attack the space in the defensive line.”On the benefit or otherwise of playing after title rivals“Whether we play before or the others play before us, the pressure is the same. If our opponents win it reduces the gap, if they don’t you have the possibility to take more points.“I think that until the end of the season you have to live with this type of pressure.“But it’s important to think about ourselves and our game against Burnley. Now we are at the top of the table so we can count only on our game. Then, if good news arrives about the other teams, we’ll be happy but we must count on ourselves.”On whether Manchester United are still in the title raceEmbed from Getty Images“Honestly, I think there are six teams who are very strong and can fight to win the title.“Manchester United have a great squad. If we think that we have a nine-point lead and we are very close to winning the title it’s a great mistake.“There are 14 games to play and five teams, with Chelsea the sixth, who can fight to win the title. It’s important we don’t make mistakes in this race.”On whether his return to Juventus this week was a business trip“No, only fun! [It was] a bit of relaxation after a very intense week, with FA Cup, then Liverpool and Arsenal – so to watch a game totally relaxed was very good for me, and to come back into a stadium I know very well was very good. It was a good experience.”On his players’ time off “After the game against Arsenal I wanted to give them one day off because I thought they deserved it. We’d had an intense week with three games in seven days.“There are different moments – there are the moments you must work very hard and sometimes there is a moment it’s important to have one, two or three days off, to relax with your family, to come back fresher and start to work very hard.“We know our results depend on our work. It’s good if the players want to go and relax in different countries – the most important thing for me is that they come back in the right way, with the right attitude and the right behaviour.”On the difficulty of playing lower-ranked sides“Honestly, in England, if you ask me before a match if it will be an easy game my reply is always the same – there aren’t easy games and we have lots of examples of teams at the bottom who win and draw.“For this reason it’s important to have always great concentration and great focus and to be ready to fight to try to win, if you want to win the title at the end.“If your ambition is to stay in the top four or top six, you can have highs and lows. If you want to win [the title] you must have always the same concentration, good focus and know that in every game you can lose points.”On why Eden Hazard came off against ArsenalEmbed from Getty Images“When I make a substitution there is always a reason. Sometimes I try to preserve some players. Sometimes there is a tactical choice.“In the last game, I wanted to give him the great applause of our fans because I think he deserved this, for the game that he played – not only with the ball, but above all without the ball.”On Hazard’s value“I’m not going to put a price on a player. Eden, for sure, is a great player, a top player. He’s in a very high level but I don’t see the problem because we don’t want to sell him. He hasn’t a price now.”On David LuizEmbed from Getty Images“He’s fit. He’s playing with a little pain in his knee but he’s a warrior and I think he’s playing very well.“I’m pleased for him. He’s showing me great attitude, [and a] great will to continue to fight despite sometimes having a bit of pain.”On whether Cesc Fabregas and Willian may return“There is this possibility because we are talking about two great players in good form.“To have, in this moment, Cesc and Willian on the bench or on the pitch is very important.“Now, Pedro is playing very well, he’s in great form [but] Cesc is playing very well when he plays and also when I call him to come on.“I have different solutions, for sure, but for me the most important thing is I can count on the squad and every single player is in good form.”On Willian suggesting Manchester United wanted to sign himEmbed from Getty Images“I don’t know about this news. For me it’s not important. The most important thing is the present, to be focused, to take the best choice for the team to try to win.”See also:Conte on Bakayoko, Hazard, Pedro’s setback and facing Spurs   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more