Former Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro joins Werder Bremen for the third time

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro has joined German side Werder Bremen.The forward was a free agent this summer after being released by Bayern Munich, where he scored one goal last season.Clubs in the Middle East had shown an interest in the 36-year-old but he has now opted for a return to Bremen.This will be Pizarro’s third spell with the Bundesliga club, having played for them between 1999 and 2001 and 2009 to 2012.Inbetween those stints the Peruvian spent a season at Chelsea, where he scored twice in 32 games, and he admits it is nice to be back at Bremen.“I’m looking forward to being here again. It’s a very great challenge to get success with this team,” Pizarro told Voetbal International. Claudio Pizarro 1last_img read more

Dynamo Kiev charged by UEFA for supporters’ racist behaviour in Champions League clash against Chelsea

first_img1 Dynamo Kiev charged by UEFA for supporters’ racist behaviour in Champions League clash against Chelsea UEFA has ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European home games in an empty stadium as punishment for offences including racist behaviour by fans during the Champions League match against Chelsea last month.Football’s European anti-discrimination body Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) passed footage to UEFA of an apparent attack on four black fans at the match in Ukraine on October 20 which ended 0-0. Charges were brought against Dynamo for racist behaviour, crowd disturbances and blocked stairways.The club has also been fined €100,000 – and the order of closed doors for the third match will be suspended for three years and only applied if further offences are committed.A UEFA statement read: “Dynamo Kiev has been ordered to play their next three UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors. The third match is suspended for a probationary period of three years.”last_img read more

Ex-Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic eager to rejoin former club

first_imgFormer Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic is pushing for a return to his old club Spartak Moscow.Vidic, who has yet to feature this season following hernia surgery last summer, is expected to be released by Inter Milan in the January transfer window after a difficult 18 months in Italy.And, according to Russian newspaper Izvestia, Vidic has sent out a plea to his former employers to sign him up next month.Spartak are expected to be active in the market as they aim to reduce the seven-point gap between themselves and league leaders CSKA Moscow.But it is understood the Russian giants have reservations over Vidic’s fitness and would only consider offering him a deal if he was prepared to accept a significant pay cut.Vidic spent two years at Spartak before signing for United in 2006. Nemanja Vidic 1last_img read more

He was HB’s green thumb

first_imgOBITUARY: Longtime resident, who spent three years in an internment camp, ran nursery with late wife. By Andrea Woodhouse STAFF WRITER Eizo Etow, a longtime Hermosa Beach resident and former owner of a prominent South Bay nursery, has died. He was 87. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityEtow died at home Friday of natural causes, said his daughter, Margaret Mitchell. An artist who chose paint and plants as his media, he ran Etow’s 101 Nursery for nearly 40 years and landscaped many residential and commercial yards in the South Bay, Mitchell said. Etow was born May 2, 1920, in San Diego, and lived his childhood in Japan. He returned to the United States and settled in Hermosa Beach in 1938, with intentions of attending art school at USC, Mitchell said. But upon the advent of World War II, Etow was instead sent to an internment camp in Arizona in 1942. There, Etow met and married his wife, Kay. The couple were released in 1945 and lived briefly in Colorado before settling back in Hermosa Beach. “He went away as a 19-year-old college student and came back with a wife, two babies and a father-in-law,” Mitchell said. Etow began work as a Japanese-style gardener, but had trouble finding the proper materials to execute his vision, she said. So, the couple opened a nursery in 1948 near Pacific Coast Highway and Catalina Avenue, Mitchell said. Through the years, the nursery occupied several locations – including Aviation Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach – and Etow continued to artfully landscape yards all over the South Bay, she said. He was a past director of the California Association of Nurserymen, and received an award as an expert nurseryman from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. The civic-minded couple donated plants and shrubbery to schools and shut-ins, and Etow was active with the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the Hermosa Beach Rotary Club, Mitchell said. Etow retired and closed the nursery in 1985, Mitchell said. The couple were longtime members of the Hermosa Garden Club, and he did the cover artwork for the group’s annual membership book for many years. Etow told the Daily Breeze in 1994 that he often spent time tidying up the grounds and sketching at a tiny parkette on Herondo Street named after his wife, who died in 1974. And just last week, the Rotary Club rededicated the newly refurbished park to Etow, planting a tree and laying a plaque in his honor. “What a wonderful send-off it was,” said Anne Sullivan, the garden club’s president. “We are really going to miss him.” Etow is survived by four children and two grandchildren. Memorial services are pending. [email protected] 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

New development ready for boarding

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.On Saturday, the 625 homes will be up for sale in a gated community where the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo sat until last year. The homes, called Threesixty at South Bay, have a confounding array of perks to choose from: 27 floor plans with features such as wood floors, brick walls, floor-to-ceiling corner windows, balcony patios, and iron and stucco accents. Other communitywide frills include a private wine room, a basketball court, two pools, a gym, a dog park and a lounge. The base was in danger of being relocated to Colorado before El Segundo swapped 42 acres with Hawthorne where the development now sits. Both cities were determined to save the base because it sustains about 50,000 jobs in the county and infuses billions of dollars into the economy through contracts with nearby aerospace companies. Kearny Real Estate paid for most of the base’s new facilities in exchange for the land. In addition, Hawthorne agreed to turn over future property tax revenues from the housing developments to help pay for the new base across El Segundo Boulevard. COMMUNITY: The homes going on sale Saturday sit on land that was a military base. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER Four years after a complicated land swap opened the door to new housing in Hawthorne, hundreds of swanky new condos, town homes, penthouses and lofts are finally hitting the market this week. Kearny then sold the land to two developers: William Lyon Homes built the Threesixty development, and Centex Homes built a 280-condo development called Fusion at South Bay, which has already begun selling. “You don’t often see a city give away nearly 50 acres of prime real estate,” said David Herbst, general manager of MWW Group, which handled community relations during negotiations. “I think that is an example of how important it was to save the base. “The economic impact to the South Bay and L.A. County as a whole would have been staggering.” The Air Force Base was relocated in a new, modern building last year. It houses mostly offices, where support is provided for the Air Force Space Command. The building is nestled among local aerospace companies, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Boeing. Many of the companies’ lucrative business contracts come from the base. After the cities hammered out the land-swap deal and the county approved it, they campaigned for new federal legislation that would allow the Air Force to legally take over a building paid for by Kearny Real Estate. “It required cooperation of so many different jurisdictions, from local to federal,” said El Segundo Mayor Kelly McDowell. “It was remarkable we got it done in such a short amount of time given the complexity and novelty of it. The bonus was the Air Force got a new home with no taxpayer cash being spent.” Parsons, who recently visited the new condos, said he was thrilled with the success of the project. “What makes me so excited is that back in 2001, I had this crazy idea, everybody told me it was crazy, but I knew it would work,” Parsons said. “I kept at it, was persistent, wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I stuck with my vision, my dream of saving the Air Force Base and building upscale housing for Hawthorne.” [email protected] 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

Suit to stop sale of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia close to resolution

first_imgA company formed by Marilyn Monroe’s heirs to oversee the property assets of the Hollywood icon reached a preliminary agreement with a man to stop his sale of Monroe memorabilia, court papers obtained today show. Marilyn Monroe LLC filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Millington Conroy on Oct. 25, the same day Judge David P. Yaffe issued a court order stopping Conroy from selling fur coats, purses, perfume bottles and even financial statements that once belonged to the actress. Laura A. Wytsma, an attorney for company, filed additional court papers Nov. 13 stating both sides were nearing a final resolution of the case and that the restraining order would remain in effect until then. According to the suit, Conroy obtained the items from his mother, Ruth Conroy. Ruth Conroy was the sister-in-law of Inez Melson, who was once Monroe’s personal assistant. Melson was the special administrator of Monroe’s estate for a year after the actress’ death in August 1962, the suit states. 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsConroy claimed the items were stolen from his car, but Marilyn Monroe LLC officials learned in September that he still had them, the suit states. The suit further asks that the items be placed in the hands of an independent third party so they can be photographed, accounted for and preserved. “(Conroy) has allowed these items to be photographed by a professional photographer for purposes of publishing a book,” the suit states. CNS-11-23-2007 10:22last_img read more

Congresswoman wants hanging nooses to be a crime

first_imgThe center has started tracking noose incidents since the so-called Jena Six case. While hate speech is banned in many parts of Europe, the United States has consistently protected even the vilest forms of expression. Painting a swastika on a public building, for example, may result in vandalism or other property-related charges, but the symbol itself caries no added penalty. Likewise, screaming anti-gay slurs is not in itself prosecutable, although if a crime is committed, the slurs – like the display of a swastika or a noose – could be evidence of a hate crime and lead to penalty enhancements. But Richardson said in an interview she thinks Congress should look to Europe’s example and ban certain forms of expression. She said she plans to take civil liberties organizations’ concerns into account as she and others develop specific penalties for noose hanging, but said civil liberties is not her only concern. “We’ll create something right for this country. I will not be hindered, though,” she said, adding that she is not opposed to including swastikas or other “symbols that have a history of intolerance” in future legislation. Symbols, Richardson said, matter. “Why do you think it should be a criminal offense if you do aggravated assault on somebody, or battery?” she said. “It is no different to use a prop or symbol as it is to use a fist or gun.” [email protected] 818-713-3329160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsStill, some civil rights organizations and Democratic leaders say the legislation pits protection from hate crimes against freedom of expression – and some are holding back from endorsing the bill. Dennis Parker, director of the national ACLU’s racial justice program, said civil libertarians fear that banning symbols is a slippery slope. If white groups could have had the raised fist – a symbol of the black power movement – banned in the 1970s, they would have, he said. “We would be concerned about something that broadly seeks to prohibit specific symbols or speech,” Parker said. “I understand the frustration, but I am not sure the answer is to say let’s get rid of the symbol. “The point of the First Amendment is not just to protect speech that everyone agrees with,” he said. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported more than 50 noose incidents since September. Hanging ropes evoking the thousands of lynchings of black men that occurred in the U.S. have been found on a Columbia University professor’s door, a Boston subway train and a Houston factory, among others. WASHINGTON – For Rep. Laura Richardson, a noose is a “horrible symbol of racism” and hanging one in public should be a crime. The Long Beach Democrat’s first legislative act of her congressional career last week was to push a resolution criminalizing hanging nooses. The move follows a rash of hate crimes involving nooses, including one hung on a tree at a high school in Jena, La., over the summer. That incident plus the arrests of six black teens accused of beating a white high school student in a separate incident set off protests in the town that drew national attention. “If it takes a House resolution to get the message across that it’s time to move beyond this horrible symbol of racism, then let it be known that the members of the 110th United States Congress are ready to act on it,” Richardson said in a statement. last_img read more


first_imgINVESTIGATORS probing the affairs of convicted fraudster Francois de Dietrich are involved in an international attempt to find his hidden stash in offshore accounts.And they are convinced the Ballybofey-based crook – who is on the run from the authorities – has millions of euro stashed in secret Swiss bank accounts.They are hoping new international agreements between Switzerland and the EU will allow them to trace the money, even if it is hidden away under false names. One source told today: “It is now clear that Mr de Dietrich does have money hidden away; why else would he refuse to tell a High Court in Belfast about the location of his worldwide assets.“He refused on five separate occasions to comply with a court order and was given 18 months in prison.“It is still relatively easy to hide money in offshore accounts but it is becoming easier for the authorities to trace it, especially with the new agreements which are in place.”The fraudster was reported to have been hiding in Estonia; recently sources had placed his family in Nantes in Brittany although he was not there. Investigators in Ireland and Britain will also check accounts in other offshore regions including the Isle of Man and the Channel islands.Earlier this week a winding up petition against Mr de Dietrich’s firm ETIC Solutions Ltd was put on hold by the High Court in Belfast.A judge adjourned the application after being told one creditor from the south has already obtained an order from the company.With a further hearing in Dublin in May on that judgment, his legal team urged the court not to take any steps which could impact on the case.The FSA has already been granted permission to appoint provisional liquidators to ETIC Solutions. That move was seen as helping to protect creditors in the company headed by Mr de Dietrich.The one-time Ballybofey resident’s whereabouts have remained unknown since he was ordered to serve a prison sentence for contempt of court.He is appealing against an 18-month jail term imposed in January for failing to fully disclose his worldwide assets.SCAM INQUIRY: INVESTIGATORS ON TRAIL OF SECRET SWISS ACCOUNTS was last modified: April 16th, 2011 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)Tags:BallybofeyconmandonegalFrancois de DietrichfraudsterSwitzerlandlast_img read more


first_imgThe importance of having an online presence for your business is paramount, as we continue to propel ourselves into a world of consistent technological advances it’s vitally important your business has the online capabilities to compete.Having a presence online without a strategic digital marketing plan could be catastrophic for a new start up business or a SME. ERNACT are hosting a FREE workshop this Thursday July 17th at the LYIT Campus in Letterkenny.The workshop starts at 9.30 am and will last until 2pm.Are you an SME based in Donegal and do you need to develop a digital strategy to improve your presence online?If so this one day workshop is vital for you to develop, understand and implement the changes required to your business. This one day workshop will focus on the following topics.Growth of digital economy in IrelandBusiness drivers and benefits of broadbandCharacteristics of digital consumerKey steps to develop a digital strategyThe primary emphasis will be on the digital strategy dimension.Web analytics to drive strategy and how to integrate marketing applications to help boost and streamline marketing activities will also be addressed.This workshop will provide a strategy roadmap for each participating business which can be built in to your overall business planning process.The template provided during the training will be comprehensive and will use best practice to really allow participants embrace the opportunity that broadband and connectivity can offer to grow your business.There will be a major focus on setting up and using analytics to measure and gain key strategic insights to your business going forward. To register, please e-mail [email protected] or call 074-91-68212.DEVELOP A DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY BY ATTENDING INNOVATIVE ERNACT WORKSHOP was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessERNACTnewsNoticesWorkshoplast_img read more


first_imgHyundai National Open-Week which started on Saturday the 8th November and which runs until Saturday the 15th, has already attracted huge crowds to Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny.Divers Hyundai kicked off their open-week by having a display of cars at the North-West car show this weekend which was a huge success.Divers Hyundai managed to secure FIVE deals over the weekend with TWELVE serious enquiries which we anticipate will also lead to completed further sales down the line. As ever the Hyundai brand continues to go from strength to strength with a huge interest yet again in the ever popular ix35.With the new upgraded 2015 i40 also generating a rise in popularity.Upgraded power output from 115 bhp to 140bhp among an array of major specifications have increased improvements and demand for the product.The public have clearly become conscious of Hyundai’s rise in popularity due to unrivalled FIVE-YEAR warranty, spec, fuel economy, and reliability. With the new generation i20 landing in our forecourt this week, things certainly look like being yet another record breaking year for Hyundai and not to mention Divers Garage.This car will enter the market with a distinct advantage over its class rivals.It’ll be bigger, have more room, more toys and a design that will leave others trailing in its wake.The new Santa Fe which was scarce since its launch, is now readily available.The Hyundai i10 has picked up the best city car 2015 award recently and also has roared to the top of the charts in its class this year in terms of units sold nationally. A huge feat considering it only entered the Irish market in feb this year and missed the early orders for 2014.To say Divers Garage expect 2015 to be buoyant again is an understatement.Divers Garage intend to further increase our market share and set down a real market for our competitors.As an extra incentive on top of the 5yr warranty, Divers Garage are offering our customers FIVE years free servicing for any orders placed during our open-week for January 2015 registration. And the luxury of a choice of finance options including the increasingly popular PCP at only 6.9% APR..Call in any time during the week and test drive any of the cars which make up Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.HYUNDAI – BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR!PICTURE SPECIAL: HYUNDAI NATIONAL OPEN WEEK AT DIVERS GARAGE LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDiver’s GarageDiver’s HyundaiFeaturesNational Open-Weeknewslast_img read more