Isco returns with the group

first_imgSecond Real Madrid training to prepare the crucial Laliga Santander game that will measure Real Betis next Sunday at Benito Villamarín (9:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga).A session marked by the Isco’s return, who has returned to exercise with the group after Wednesday worked alone inside the facilities. With Asensio in full recovery process and Hazard in the United States to have an injury, the return of Isco is great news for Zidane, who hopes to have all the available players in the squad to try to defend the leadership in Seville. On a bad morning in Valdebebas, the players began training with intense warming, according to the club’s website, and then rehearsed the pressure and possession of the ball. The session ended definition exercises in a circuit with different shots at goal and several games in small spaces.last_img read more

GM slapped with causing death charges

first_imgThe General Manager of Guyana Quartz Sand Inc was on Wednesday granted 0,000 bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.Jason Bhaskaran, 23, of Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), pleaded not guilty to both offences, which alleged that on April 17, 2016 at Coverden, EBD, he drove motor car PHH 8034 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Rudolph Bess.Also on the same day, at the same location, he drove motor car PHH 8034 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Hensarie Persaud. Following the accident, Bhaskaran was released on 0,000 station bail.On Wednesday in court, Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones had no objections to bail and it was granted.Dead: Rudolph Bess Dead: Hensarie PersaudThe case will continue on July 13, 2016.Reports are that around 03:50h, Bess and Persaud were heading home on a ‘scrambler’ 125 motorcycle bearing registration number PH 378, while Bhaskaran was reportedly returning home in his jeep bearing registration number PHH 8034 after attending a wedding at Versailles, West Bank Demerara when the accident occurred.The driver of the jeep allegedly swerved from a dip in the road next to a culvert and collided with the motorcycle and a car which was heading in the opposite direction.The motorcycle was sandwiched by the two vehicles.As a result, both Bess and Persaud sustain grave injuries, to which they succumbed.last_img read more

The accent’s on the music

first_imgWhen “Mex 2 the Max” tapes, the line outside a West Los Angeles soundstage starts early. The bubbly, pumped-up crowd of Hispanic youths waits excitedly to be part of the audience for one of the most unusual and lively music shows on local TV. The idea behind “Mex 2 the Max” is a timely one. So perfectly in tune with current entertainment trends and census data that its home — the six-year-old bilingual youth culture programmer LATV — is about to take the show national. “Mex 2 the Max,” hosted by Los Angeles-born ex-model Patricia Lopez in that ubiquitous mix of Spanish and English called Spanglish that’s heard around town, delivers the biggest international and national Hispanic music acts (Jaguares, Daddy Yankee, Cafe Tacuba, Pitbull) alongside up-and-coming local bands (Los Abandoned, Go Betty Go, Malverde) for an audience that can’t get enough. Especially now that MTV hardly screens videos at all. “Sometimes we’re the very first stop for big-name musicians that come to the U.S. on tour,” said Lopez, whose profile was raised higher when she signed on as Rick Dees’ radio co-host on the Movin’ 93.9 morning show last September. “It’s just a fun, fast-paced presentation and it seems to be speaking to a large number of people.” The Lopez-hosted “Mex 2 the Max” and its companion “LATV Live” are part of LATV’s menu of shows (such as “LATV en Concierto,” “LATV Does Hollywood” and “Rokamole”) that deliver bilingual music/entertainment programming with interactive segments utilizing telephone, e-mail, Internet chat and text. LATV programming is aired on various channels, including KJLA. The target audience is Hispanic Americans 12 to 34, says Rick Najera, head of current programming and development. “What impressed me about LATV is that, even though until now they could only be seen in Southern California, they had created a national brand,” said Najera, an award-winning writer/producer who has worked on “MADtv” and “In Living Color,” and written and directed “Latinologues,” a compilation of monologues that ran for four months on Broadway. “This is entertaining television with young Hispanics behind and in front of the camera.” LATV’s national rollout begins next month with affiliates in Fresno, Las Vegas, Houston, San Antonio, Miami and elsewhere. On recent occasions, “Mex 2 the Max” was No. 1 among viewers 18 to 49 during its time slot as compared to Mun2, VH1, MTV, MTV2 and Fox Sports, according to Nielsen Media Research, the leading provider of television ratings data. The company places LATV in consistently high rankings among Hispanic cable viewers during prime time. One loyal viewer is Daniela Nuno, 23, of East Los Angeles, who has attended a handful of “M2M” tapings and also watches at home. Among Hispanic viewers in Los Angeles, “Mex 2 the Max” pulled in 38,000 viewers, more than quadruple the viewers for MTV in English and more than 10 times the viewers for Mun2, a bilingual youth network based on the LATV model. With its national launch, LATV will reach approximately 8 million cable and broadcast homes in four of the top 10 U.S. Hispanic markets, said LATV president Danny Crowe. “We’re multicasting to today’s Latino youth,” he said. “It reflects the American experience, and the audience is young and assimilated.” The 6-foot-tall Lopez — known as Patti Longlegs — is the ideal reflection of that audience. Born in Venice, Calif., she started her career as a model for the Elite Modeling Agency, later working as an entertainment reporter for the “CBS Evening News” and landing parts in a variety of TV series. With very little experience, she was hired in 2001 by LATV for “M2M.” Lopez and the show were featured in the 2005 PBS series “Do You Speak American?” hosted by Robert MacNeil. In it she talked about Spanglish and about how some immigrants are sometimes hesitant to speak English. “We have all these Latin people that are coming over to the States,” she told MacNeil, “and (they) might not feel comfortable speaking English. They should catch on to it. And we are … putting it out there for them.” Along with the show and the Dees morning show, Lopez makes time to work with charities involving children and abused women, and hosts benefits, fundraisers and events that target and support the Latino community. “It’s important to be part of the community,” said Lopez, who has a strong online presence, as does LATV’s programming, on MySpace and other sites. “It means a great deal to me to present a positive influence for kids and show that hard, honest work can lead somewhere. I love what I do.” Besides its popularity, “M2M” is an important place to break new Hispanic acts. In recent years, the show helped kick-start the career of the popular Univision Music duo Akwid, which has since gone on to gold sales. It’s for this and other reasons that lines of eager fans wait to enter the LATV studios to meet Lopez and see their favorite show taped for broadcast. “It’s just very down to earth, and I love how it’s done in Spanglish, which is how my friends and I talk to each other all the time,” Nuno said. “Patti is very sweet and friendly, and she talks to all of us before the cameras start. And you don’t hear this music on mainstream radio or anywhere else. It gives a lot of people a chance.” Typical of fan comments on the “M2M” MySpace page was this one from the singular Big Chech from Glendale: “Que onda, M2M. You have one of the greatest shows in TV. Keep up the good work. Just keep on bringing the good guests.” MEX 2 THE MAX What: Current Hispanic regional music with live acts and music videos. Patricia Lopez is VJ. Where: LATV (found on station KJLA, listed on channels 33 or 57 on most cable lineups). When: 9 p.m. Tuesdays. — Fred Shuster, (818) 713-3676 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

One in five men yet to start holiday shopping

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here’s a shocker. One in five men have not started their holiday shopping, according to the National Retail Federation. The average person has checked off half their list. As a whole women are actually not doing much better than men with about one in seven being big fat procrastinators this time of year. And by now it’s so late shoppers have to go into stores or shell out for pricey overnight shipping. If you barely have time to shop, let alone come up with gift ideas, hare a few suggestions for versatile gifts. And under $30, too! A faux antique brass earring hanger for $10 from Urban Outfitters. Pair it with actual earrings (like small filigree hoops for $16 or glass bead drops for $18) and you are set. A gold Serpentine bracelet for $20 is also really cute. The Bourne Ultimatum DVD is $25 at Best Buy, good for men and women alike. Star Matt Damon was voted Sexist Man Alive by People mag, afterall. For the liberal in your life, a one-year subscription to Vanity Fair through is $18. Lots of choices for pet lovers, athletes, newshounds, and lots of choices for other personality types. For more great deals and a daily savings sent to your inbox, check out the Bargain Hunter Blog.last_img read more

Miss Oklahoma crowned Miss America

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card An Atlantic City institution for 85 years, the pageant traded the Boardwalk for the Strip this year in a bid to revive interest. Without coverage from a major television network for the first time since 1954, it aired on Country Music Television. The pageant, which dabbled in reality TV-style gimmicks in recent years as it tried to lure viewers back, struck a more old-fashioned theme this time out, despite the move to Sin City. Video clips from old pageants were aired on the telecast, and two traditions that had been absent since the 1980s were revived: The women wore sashes naming their states and elected a Miss Congeniality. For problem-plagued Miss America, the proceedings at the Aladdin Resort & Casino were a high-stakes affair. Spurned by network television because of declining ratings, the pageant announced plans in August to move out of Atlantic City. Normally held in September, the event was postponed as organizers scrambled for a new TV outlet, ultimately settling on Country Music Television, a cable outlet with some 78 million subscribers. LAS VEGAS – A 22-year-old aspiring teacher from Oklahoma was crowned Miss America on Saturday night, the first time the storied but struggling pageant was held outside Atlantic City, N.J. Jennifer Berry, a student at the University of Oklahoma, outlasted 51 other women to become Miss America 2006, earning a $30,000 college scholarship and a yearlong speaking tour in the process. Miss Georgia Monica Pang was first runner-up and Miss Alabama Alexa Jones second runner-up. Miss Virginia Kristi Lauren Glakas and Miss District of Columbia Shannon Schambeau rounded out the top five. Miss Hawaii Malika Dudley won Miss Congeniality. Berry, an advocate for the prevention of drunken driving, wowed the judges by dancing ballet for her talent routine. She succeeds Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs, who ended up wearing the crown 16 months because this year’s pageant was postponed by four months. Women have paraded at the pageant – wearing swimsuits and smiles – since a 16-year-old girl from Washington, D.C., won an eight-way bathing beauty revue in 1921. The hokey seaside publicity stunt blossomed into an American icon, its Cinderella trappings and girl-next-door appeal becoming a television staple. But its luster has been fading for years, the result of fragmented viewership and its airing on Saturday nights, historically a date-night dead zone for television. The pageant was jettisoned by ABC after the 2004 crowning of Downs was watched by 9.8 million – 500,000 fewer than tuned in the year before. The move literally pulled the runway out from under Miss America and led to a cascade of problems threatening its future. The loss of revenue from the TV rights contributed to a $1.7 million deficit for the Miss America Organization, a nonprofit charity that runs the pageant. Gambling that a move from Atlantic City would help revive interest, pageant organizers cast their lot with Las Vegas, no stranger to pretty faces and glitzy stage shows. – Associated Press 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_imgA FAMILY day out at a west Donegal beach turned to horror when they found what appears to be human remains.Gardai in Bunbeg are investigating the discovery of part of a human leg on the beach at Magheragallon at approximately 2.30pm on Sunday.The scene has been examined, the remains have been removed for examination and the coroner has been notified. It is understood the remains were found by people enjoying the summer weather at the beach.The scene where the remains were found was sealed off as an investigation got underway.It’s understood specialist forensic scientists are being called in to help unravel the mystery.“These bones may have been there for a considerable period of time,” said one source. “It could be the remains of someone washed ashore.”   HORROR AS FAMILY FIND ‘HUMAN REMAINS’ ON WEST DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: June 10th, 2013 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) Tags:Gaoth DobhairHORROR AS FAMILY FIND ‘HUMAN REMAINS’ ON WEST DONEGAL BEACHmagheragallonlast_img read more


first_imgA young Dungloe girl with a rare skin disorder is to appear on RTE’s Nationwide.Little Lucy is still making great strides.Lucy Gallagher was born in August 2012 with one of the rarest and potentially life threatening genetic skin disorders “Harlequin Ichthyosis”.She is the only child in Ireland to have this disorder and one of about 100 in the world. Nationwide heard about her and her struggle for survival, the dedication of her parents Gary and Carleen through the publication of a book ‘Heroes in the Classroom.’The book is about how people have been inspired by a teacher at some point in their lives – often so much so that it has stayed with them all their life. It’s really well done and heart warming to read.Although it started out as a transition year project at The Rosses Community School in Dungloe where Lucy’s mum teaches, the pupils felt it would be a great way to raise funds for Lucy.Daniel O’Donnell and GAA star Michael Murphy will as celebrity contributors on the show. The programme will be transmitted on Nationwide Mon 13th Jan at 7pm RTE One.HEROIC LUCY TO APPEAR ON RTE’S NATIONWIDE was last modified: January 7th, 2014 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:daniel o’donnellLucy GallagherMichael MurphyNationwideskin disorderlast_img read more

Specialty diagnostics company acquired

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Our shareholders will receive compelling value and liquidity. Our customers will benefit from an expanded breadth of services and the efficiencies from testing facilities on both coasts. Our employees will enjoy the greater advancement opportunities and security associated with a larger, well-financed organization with a significantly improved competitive position.” Don Steen, chairman and CEO of AmeriPath, said the companies will complement one another. “The merger offers the opportunity to build on both companies’ leadership positions, provides us access to each other’s medical and scientific expertise, expands our geographic presence and allows our companies to better support community-based medicine for enhanced patient care,” Steen said in a statement. Chairman of the board Richard E. Belluzzo resigned in February; Douglas S. Harrington resigned in March as chief executive officer. Specialty will continue operating at the Valencia Corporate Center, overlooking the Valencia Country Club golf course. The company completed its relocation there from Santa Monica last year. VALENCIA – Specialty Laboratories, Inc., a diagnostics firm that relocated last year to Valencia then waded through a management upheaval, was acquired by a Florida pathology company. AmeriPath, Inc., of Palm Beach Gardens will acquire all outstanding common shares of Specialty for $13.25 per share. As part of the transaction, a portion of shares owned by Specialty Family LP, the majority shareholder, and related parties will be exchanged for about 20 percent of the combined company, which will be privately held. The deal – worth roughly $314.7 million – was approved unanimously by Specialty Lab’s board of directors. “We are pleased to announce this combination with AmeriPath because of the significant benefits to each of our constituents: shareholders, customers and employees,” Specialty chairman Richard K. Whitney said in a statement. “We intend to maintain the companies’ existing laboratories on both coasts to enhance client service and avoid the disruptions for clients that typically result from relocations. We believe this combination represents a rare opportunity to leverage the strengths of both companies while enhancing their special identities,” Steen said. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2006. Specialty Laboratories performs highly advanced clinical tests used by physicians to diagnose, monitor and treat disease. AmeriPath is a leading national provider of physician-based anatomic pathology, dermatopathology and molecular diagnostic services to physicians, hospitals, national clinical laboratories and surgery centers. 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

Santa Clarita Halloween Calendar

first_img“Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturdays and Sundays in October at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and Oct. 31 at Six Flag California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Admission: $49.99. Parking: $10. Call (661) 255-4111. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fall Festival will feature carnival games, a magic show, a silent auction, food, an obstacle course and a costume parade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 294-1242. Molar Manor, a haunted-house fundraiser, will feature entertainment and an “evil clown carnival,” 5-10 p.m. today in the Valencia Industrial Center at 27820 Fremont Court, Unit 1, Valencia. Cost: $5 for spectator pass, $10 for general admission and $20 for a fast pass. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Dental Health Foundation, the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services and Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response. Call (661) 259-6142. Halloween program will feature stories, a short movie, a craft and treats, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Wear your costume and get a treat. Call (661) 259-0750. Golftoberfest will feature golf played at night with glowing golf balls, a dinner of bratwurst, sausages and sauerkraut served with Octoberfest beer and an auction, all to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 5-11 p.m. Friday at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 Trevino Drive, Valencia. Call Sara Hagen at (661) 678-5116. Monster Mash Dance will feature dancing to the music of Jimmy Sax and Flat Broke, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Costumes are encouraged. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. Halloween Costume Contest & Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Suburbia, 26846 Oak Ave., Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Visit Santa Clarita Valley Business Group Fall Fest Expo will feature a pancake breakfast, business booths, a bounce house and more all with the theme “Trick or Treat,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29 at Creative Years Nursery School, 21710 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita. Call Katri Tyni at (661) 254-0718 Or Kym Cappi at (661) 251-5929. Spooky Family Crafting event will feature Halloween stamping on cookies, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, No. B, Valencia. Cost: $15 for one adult and one child; $2 for each additional cookie and $5 for each additional child. Call (661) 295-8490 or visit Halloween Funfest and costume contest, 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Chesebrough Park, 23505 Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia. Call Steve Treatman at (661) 297-1699. Halloween Party for kids, 5-7 p.m. and for adults 21 and over, 8 p.m.-close Oct. 29 at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $5. Proceeds will benefit the Yes I Can program at Golden Valley High School. Call (661) 755-4813. Parents Without Partners Halloween party, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the home of club President Melda Somers, 23939 Windward Lane, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Haunted Jailhouse & Halloween Carnival will feature department displays, game booths, a costume contest and hauntingly fun jail cells, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. A $1 donation is requested. Call (661) 255-1121. Harvest Party will feature games, food and candy with the theme “Hail to Our Heroes,” 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2770. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

Car owned by Pope John Paul II fetches $690,000

first_img Standing with holes in his shoes and holding a buttonless blue blazer together at the front with his left hand, he pulled a food stamp card from his wallet and said he been using it for about nine months to buy groceries. “The pope would think this is something I should do under extraordinary circumstances,” he said. Bidding was as labored as an uphill climb for the modest car’s little 1.1 liter engine. It began at $150,000, after Kruse failed repeatedly to get any of the 350 people at the Las Vegas Hilton auto auction to offer $1 million. It stalled several times while Kruse exhorted bidders to be generous. The car came with what Kruse said were several papal possessions: carved wooden rosary beads, a box of wooden matches, a candy tin and a dashboard medallion bearing the likeness of St. Maria Goretti, patron of youth, young women, purity and victims of rape. Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, who has about 70 cars in his collection, didn’t bid on the pope’s car but watched with a smile as Kruse touted the blessings of a car that might have fetched $1,200 on a used car lot. “He’s selling the story,” Jackson 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week O’Quinn, a personal injury lawyer who made a fortune in a multibillion dollar Texas tobacco settlement, outbid least seven other would-be buyers. “I’m so glad it will be preserved and be in a major city in the U.S.,” he said. The seller, Jim Rich, 41, of Sugar Grove, Ill., became emotional about giving up the car to pay bankruptcy debts to his father. “I’ve been smothered by greed and courts,” he said. Rich, who bought the car for $102,000 at an auction in 1996, said he promised the pope when he received the keys at the Vatican that he would display the vehicle proudly at his Chicago West restaurant and never part with it. LAS VEGAS – A light blue 1975 Ford Escort GL once owned by Pope John Paul II sold for $690,000 Saturday to a Houston multimillionaire who said he plans to put it in a museum he wants to build in his hometown. “To me, it’s a piece of history,” said John O’Quinn, 62, a Baptist who said he has a collection of about 600 vehicles. “What a great human being Pope John Paul was.” Built 30 years ago at a Ford plant in Cologne, Germany, the car sold Saturday in what auctioneer Dean Kruse said was original papal condition – no hubcaps, no air conditioning, no radio, but with several nicks and dents. “The car will never be driven,” said O’Quinn, who said that, at least temporarily, it will be warehoused with his other cars. “But hopefully, in my life, I’ll be able to go back and touch this car and feel the pope’s spirit.” last_img read more