Renato Sanches announced himself to the professional scene in some style over the weekend.The Benfica star, dubbed the next Ronaldinho, struck an audacious strike during his side’s 3-0 win over Academcia to notch his first senior goal.The 18-year-old is tipped for big things and it’s easy to see why. Renato Sanches 1
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1 Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic will NOT be signing a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.The striker’s current deal with the French champions expires at the end of the season and he can leave on a free in the summer.PSG had opened preliminary talks with the Swede over a new contract as interest from the Premier League and MLS grew.But, according Telefoot, Ibrahimovic has told the French giants that he wants to leave in the summer.Man United are keeping tabs on the 34-year-old, who has scored 30 goals this season already.Clubs in the MLS, however, are also chasing Ibrahimovic and believe he could be tempted by a move to America, while a big-money move to China is another possible destination.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The decision is the latest in a series of actions by the commission under Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the commission, to put pressure on cable companies to lower their rates and make their markets more competitive. In December, in a 3-2 decision, the commission approved a proposal by Martin to force municipalities to accelerate the local approval process for the telephone companies to enter new markets. Martin has also pressed the cable companies to offer so-called a la carte plans that would permit subscribers to buy individual channels, or groups of channels, at lower rates than they now pay. The change would be an abrupt reversal for the commission, which only four years ago ruled that such exclusive agreements sometimes actually promoted competition by giving landlords the leverage to negotiate for the best terms. WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission, hoping to reduce the spiraling costs of cable television, is preparing to strike down thousands of contracts this week that shut out competitors by giving individual cable companies exclusive rights to provide service to apartment buildings, the agency’s chairman says. The new rule could open markets across the country to competition. It would be a huge victory for Verizon Communications and AT&T, which have challenged the cable industry by offering their own video services. The two phone companies have lobbied aggressively for the provision. They have been supported in their fight by consumer groups, satellite television companies and small rivals to the big cable providers. Commission officials and consumer groups said the new rule could significantly lower cable prices for millions of subscribers who live in apartment buildings and have had no choice in selecting a company for paid television. Government and private studies show that when a second cable company enters a market, prices can drop as much as 30 percent. The change, which is set to be approved Wednesday, is expected to have a particular effect on prices for low-income and minority families. They have seen cable prices rise about three times the rate of inflation over the last decade. 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Our television language is steadfast in Spanish. However, we are also conscious of the educational and orientational role that Spanish-language television plays within the Latino community, and specifically within the Mexican community,” said Ricardo B. Salinas Diego, chairman of Grupo Salinas. “While we are confident that our audiences will continue to turn to Spanish-language television, and specifically Azteca America, they still need to be participative in their communities and can aspire to better-paying and more dignified work as they become more bilingual.” By City News Service Spanish-language network Azteca America and the National Autonomous University of Mexico on Tuesday signed an agreement to help non-English speaking Latinos in the U.S. learn English. The agreement was signed between Grupo Salinas, which owns the network, and the Mexican university, to begin teaching “Survival English” courses at the school’s San Antonio, Los Angeles and New York satellite campuses. Azteca America and UNAM will jointly produce a televised version of the course, which teaches basic language skills and cultural values, which will air weekends on Azteca America beginning in January. 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“They want the candy, but they’re not sure they want to come up,” says Zald, who in the past has dressed up as a devil but this year will be costumed as kitschy Disco Stu from the animated TV series, “The Simpsons.” By the end of the night, even the young children aren’t fazed by ghouls and goblins. They control their fear to get the reward of candy, Zald said, and they learn a healthy lesson. Fear is a negative emotion and for millions of Americans, it’s disabling. Yet people love horror movies, and Halloween is a holiday that celebrates fear while rewarding children with sweets. There are scientific reasons for this odd mix. “One of the odder aspects of human nature is our willingness to pay money to actually get scared,” Zald said. “Essentially we get off on the excitement. We get a high arousal state and we actually find that appealing.” There are physical chemical rewards in our brain when we experience fear, yet cheat an anticipated painful threat, psychologists say. And fear-induced hormones, such as adrenaline, are pleasurable at times. In the lab, psychology professor David Zald studies how fast adults react to fear. At his home this time of year, he watches kids adjust to it. Zald, a professor at Vanderbilt University, turns his house in Nashville, Tenn., into a Halloween fear lab – with a reward of candy for those who brave it. Skeletons hang from the tree, motion-activated sensors move objects around in a scary way and there’s a creepy fog floating around the house. Zald decorates in classic horror motif for fun, but the shrink in him can’t help but observe the classic fear response in children. “Part of the fun of Halloween is that it’s a way of experiencing fear in a pretty controlled setting,” said University of Michigan psychology professor Stephen Maren. “People enjoy the fun and surprises, but they’re putting themselves in situations where they are really not in danger.” Some people need that kind of excitement, which is similar to the rush felt when playing sports, said New York psychologist Linda Sapadin, author of the book “Master Your Fears.” “We do need some fear in our lives, otherwise things are too placid,” she said. On the other hand, she noted, people who live in war zones, don’t go to horror movies.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Writers Guild of America board members voted unanimously Friday to begin the strike at 12:01a.m. unless studios offered a more lucrative deal with a bigger cut from video sales and shows sold or streamed over the Web. “The studios made it clear that they would rather shut down this town than reach a fair and reasonable deal,” Patric Verrone, president of the western chapter of the guild, said at a news conference. The union said it would stage its first pickets in New York and Los Angeles after strike captains meet today to finalize details. Both sides agreed late Friday to meet with a federal mediator on Sunday in a last-ditch effort to avoid a strike. The meeting will take place at a neutral location to be determined, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said. Earlier in the day, J. Nicholas Counter, president of the producers’ group, called the writers’ strike “precipitous and irresponsible” in a prepared statement. DISPUTE: Mediator will meet with group and producers Sunday, but plans move ahead. By Gary Gentile The Associated Press Film and TV writers prepared to go on strike Monday for the first time in two decades to break what has become a high-stakes stalemate with the world’s largest media companies over profits from DVDs and programming on the Internet. Producers believe progress can be made on other issues but “it makes absolutely no sense to increase the burden of this additional compensation” involving DVDs and the Internet, he said. Last year alone, members of the western chapter of the guild were paid $56 million in additional compensation from DVD residuals, he said. Counter declined a request by The Associated Press for further comment. Among other media giants, the alliance represents CBS Corp., NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co., and The Walt Disney Co., owner of the ABC network. The negotiations began in July and were joined this week by the mediator. The first casualty of the strike would be late-night talk shows, which are dependent on current events to fuel monologues and other entertainment. “The Tonight Show” on NBC will go into reruns starting Monday if last-ditch negotiations fail and a strike begins, according to a network official. Garth Brooks and Tommy Lee Jones were the scheduled guests. Comedy Central has said “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” would likely go into repeats as well. A message left seeking CBS comment on plans for “The Late Show with David Letterman” in New York was not immediately returned Friday evening.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
NEW YORK – A commuter hailed as a hero for saving a teenager who fell in front of a subway train has settled with his own lawyer over lawsuits they filed against each other. Wesley Autrey Sr. had accused lawyer Diane L. Kleiman and her business partner Marc Antonio Esposito, of Marco Antonio Productions, of having him sign an unfair contract that gave them most of any money he earned because of his fame. Kleiman, meanwhile, sued Autrey for legal fees and compensation for damage to her reputation. She denied that she cheated the 50-year-old construction worker and said he made her look like a money-hungry crook. The agreement, called a stipulation, voided all agreements, whether oral or in writing, involving Autrey, Kleiman and Esposito and ended their dueling lawsuits. State Supreme Court Justice Bernard J. Fried signed off on the stipulation and filed it last week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Autrey caught the public’s attention Jan. 2, 2007, after a 19-year-old film student had a seizure and fell onto the subway tracks at a Manhattan station. Autrey, on the platform with other commuters as a train approached, leaped down and pulled the teen into the foot-deep drainage trough between the tracks and lay on top of him as the train passed over their heads. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
His lawyer, Donald Steier, declined comment. Baker met one of the boys, who was then 7, when he was at St. Hilary in Pico Rivera. He allegedly molested the boy from 1984 to 1995, said Deputy District Attorney Marc Beaart. The boy and his family moved back to Mexico but Baker visited them. He also took the boy on trips to Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Arizona. Sheriff’s Detective Mario Loffredo said Baker met the second boy at St. Columbkille in Los Angeles. This boy was reportedly molested from March 1, 1996, to Sept. 3, 1998. Deputies arrested Baker on Jan.19, 2006, at Los Angeles International Airport after he returned from a trip to the Far East. LOS ANGELES – A former priest accused of molesting two boys he met while serving at churches in Pico Rivera and Los Angeles will return to court Nov. 30. Clad in an orange Los Angeles County Jail jumpsuit, Michael Stephen Baker, 59, appeared Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court for a hearing. However, the matter was continued and Baker’s case transferred to another courtroom. He allegedly molested the two boys from Jan. 1, 1994, to Sept. 3, 1998, according to the criminal complaint. Prosecutors have charged him with nine counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object and three counts of sodomy of a person under 18. Baker was being held at the Men’s Central Jail in lieu of $800,000 bail. He’s been in custody since then. Frank Zamora, 62, of La Mirada said he’s made a point to be at every court hearing of Baker’s. He said his younger son, Dominic, was molested by Baker when he was an altar boy at St. Paul of the Cross in La Mirada. He said his son was one of the plaintiffs in the civil suits against the Los Angeles Archdiocese settled earlier this year. “Every time we come, it’s always postponed,” Zamora said. “I’m here every time … because I want to see him go to jail. He ruined so many lives.” Baker has been accused of molesting children before. In 2003, prosecutors filed 34 counts of sexual misconduct with a child against Baker for allegedly molesting a former altar boy at St. Hilary and at St. Paul of the Cross 30 years ago. The alleged incidents happened at the two churches and at a condominium in Palm Desert. The former altar boy, Matthew Severson, testified that the alleged abuse happened when he spent the nights at the rectory. It started when he was 8 and ended when he was 19. But the charges against Baker and other priests accused of molestations were dismissed in 2003 after the Supreme Court ruled that the state cannot retroactively erase statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations on sex crimes in 1975 was six years. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A woman got to hold onto her house a little longer yesterday because of the Ulster Bank computer crisis.The woman appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal after Ulster Bank sought repossession of her house.Barristers representing the bank tried to have the case adjourned because it was not in a position to proceed yesterday (TUES) “because of the ongoing IT issues.” However Judge John O’Hagan ordered the bank to issue new papers in the case, forcing Ulster Bank to start the case again against a woman and her ex-husband.He also ordered the bank to pay its own costs striking out the bank’s request of its costs.At hearing ULSTER BANK DONEGAL REPOSSESSION CASE STALLED was last modified: July 11th, 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)
Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech 1 Everton are lining up Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech to replace MLS-bound Tim Howard, claim reports in Spain. Howard announced last week that he will join Colorado Rapids at the end of the English domestic season, bringing a 13-year spell in the Premier League to a close. According to Super Deporte, Everton boss Roberto Martinez has been keeping a close eye on Domenech, who lost his place to Australian Matthew Ryan in January. However, Valencia still see Domenech as a future No.1 at the Mestalla and are keen on offering the 25-year-old a new contract. But the player is understood to be concerned about his future in Spain after he was dropped in January and a switch to the Premier League could prove to be an attractive option.