But the Gunners’ creaky defence was brutally exposed by Anderlecht in a remarkable finale that saw the unheralded Belgians score three times in the last 29 minutes through Anthony vanden Borre’s double and Aleksandar Mitrovic’s stoppage-time header.Wenger was furious with the way his players squandered their advantage and he said: “We had a poor defensive performance from the first until the last minute. We never looked comfortable and we got punished.“There was a bit of bad luck because their first goal was clearly offside but we never looked good enough defensively. Across the pitch we were very poor.“It was a combination of fatigue and switching off. We dropped off and were always open. We didn’t stop the crosses or the long balls.“It is very disappointing. Maybe subconsciously we underestimated Anderlecht at 3-0.“In the Champions League you need to be at your best mentally and we weren’t today.”The woeful meltdown leaves Arsenal with virtually no chance of finishing top of Group D — which was Wenger’s original target — and instead they face a fraught fight just to reach the knockout stages.They hold a five point lead over third placed Anderlecht, but host group leaders Borussia Dortmund on November 26 knowing a defeat against the Germans would send them to Galatasaray needing a result in a notoriously hostile environment.“We have very little chance of winning the group,” said Wenger, whose team are five points behind Dortmund.“The luck we have is with the qualification, we still have a chance. If we had lost tonight we would have been in a very bad situation with qualification.”– Arteta woe –To make the evening extra frustrating for Wenger, he is likely to be without captain Arteta for several weeks after the Spanish midfielder was forced off with a hamstring injury.“Arteta has done a hamstring. I don’t know for how long he will be out,” Wenger added.While Wenger refused to single out any of his players for public criticism, he will be alarmed at the ease with which Anderlecht troubled full-backs Calum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs, while neither Per Mertesacker or Nacho Monreal looked comfortable at the heart of a defence given little protection by the Arsenal manager’s decision to send out an attacking line-up including only one holding midfielder in Arteta.“Our aim now is to come back with a better defensive display against Swansea at the weekend,” Wenger added.Wenger’s angst was perhaps behind his failure to shake hands with Anderlecht boss Besnik Hasi at full-time.But Hasi refused to dwell on that, preferring to salute his players for a herculean effort that kept alive his team’s slender hopes of reaching the last 16.“I didn’t get a hand (from Wenger) but I don’t know (why). I was running with my players to celebrate,” Hasi said.“I don’t think we were lucky. I don’t know if the first goal was offside. I really don’t care.“I’m very satisfied with the spirit of my young team. In difficult moments they showed their character and quality.“At 3-0 you can say the game is over, but we made a few changes and at 3-1 we grew in confidence. You could see Arsenal have a few doubts.“I’m a young coach and I hope I’m going to stay here for a long time, but this is going to stay in my memory for sure.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, November 5-Arsene Wenger launched a scathing attack on his Arsenal flops after they blew a three-goal lead in a 3-3 draw against Anderlecht that left them still waiting to book their place in the Champions League last 16.Wenger’s side were on course to qualify for the knockout stages of Europe’s elite club competition for the 15th successive season after Mikel Arteta’s penalty and fine strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put them in complete control by the 58th minute.
0Shares0000West Ham manager Slaven Bilic gives instructions to their players during the English Premier League game between West Ham United and Manchester City at the Boleyn ground in London, Britain, 23 January 2016. PHOTO/EFELONDON, January 24- West Ham boss Slaven Bilic may have his eyes on a Champions League place but he wants Manchester City to win the Premier League title.Bilic’s team were twice in front against City at Upton Park on Saturday before two-goal Sergio Aguero hit a late leveller in a 2-2 draw to salvage a point for the visitors. The West Ham boss said he would like to see City win the title due to the quality of their football.“So far in the Premier League, I’ve never seen a team that is so dangerous, every time you give them a little bit (of space). For me, it would be good if they win the league,” said Bilic.City are second in the table, three points behind leaders Leicester City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, new rules to protect passengers have led to misunderstanding, and in some cases, outright insult to the Muslim faith, leaders say. The ban on bringing liquids onto planes, for example, has led to some instances where security officials dumped out water from the Zamzam Well in Mecca that is considered holy and blessed for Muslims. The water is taken as a sacred souvenir from the well that Muslims believe God created to nourish Hajar and Ishmael, the wife and son of the prophet Abraham, who were banished from their homeland around 2000 B.C. Visiting the well is one of the rituals of hajj, a journey Muslims are required to make at least once in their lifetime. Roughly 4million followers from around the globe gather for the pilgrimage, expected to begin Dec. 18 this year depending on the sighting of the new moon. Because of sizable crowds and concern over disease and injury, the trip is never easy, pilgrims say. New security regulations enacted by the United States and Saudi Arabia, which has limited the number of visas it issues for short-term travel, have compounded the difficulty. For their part, security officials at LAX say they have taken measures to educate personnel about hajj travel, which this year falls smack in the middle of Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Day. A fact sheet was sent to all frontline security screeners on what to expect from travelers, and emphasized the importance of professionalism, said Kevin McAleenan, area port director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which processes more than 8 million passengers a year at LAX alone. The meeting was also an “important exchange on what hajj travelers can expect from us,” he said. “We wanted to kind of demystify the process.” Women, for example, can request private searches if they are asked to remove their head scarves, and anyone who is searched can ask to speak with a TSA supervisor, he said. “I think it’s gone well in the past, and we’d like to continue that,” McAleenan said. This is the first trip that Usman Madha has taken to Saudi Arabia for hajj since the Sept. 11 attacks, and he isn’t taking any chances. The Culver City pilgrim is going with about a dozen others as part of a package coordinated by a professional travel group. It is crucial that the trip go well, he and others say. The hajj is one of the five “pillars,” or requirements, of the Muslim faith. “It’s something you’ve been taught and learned about since you’re very young,” said Madha, director of King Fahad mosque. “You look forward to it your whole life. … I don’t think any Muslim in the world can describe how it feels to stand there with millions of other Muslims. It is overwhelming.” firstname.lastname@example.org 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 champThe pilgrims, for example, will likely gather in sizable groups to recite daily prayers in the airport, which does not have a private chapel. Upon returning, the men will likely have shaved heads in keeping with one of the rituals of hajj, and the pilgrims may be carrying gallons of water culled from a sacred well in Mecca. “There is still fear that exists within the Muslim community because of the way they have been perceived,” said Affad Shaikh, civil rights coordinator for the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The meeting was in part spurred by problems experienced last year in Minneapolis, where six Muslim clerics were removed from an airplane after passengers complained about the men praying before the flight. Locally, concerns about ethnic profiling were heightened after the Los Angeles Police Department proposed – and eventually scrapped – mapping Muslim communities. That and other topics will be addressed today at the seventh annual Muslim Public Affairs Council conference that is expected to draw thousands to the Long Beach Convention Center. As thousands of Muslims prepare to embark on their holy pilgrimage to Mecca, local Islamic leaders are reaching out to teach others about the rituals of their faith. Their immediate concern is for the Muslims traveling through Los Angeles International Airport. Leaders want their experience to go smoothly in light of heightened security and lingering fears on the part of the public. “We want to make sure no one in this country is fearful while traveling,” said Shakeel Syed of the Shura Council of Los Angeles, an umbrella organization that oversees mosques and masjids in Southern California. “At the same time, we want to make sure Muslims can successfully fulfill their religious obligations.” Thousands of Muslims are headed to Saudi Arabia to participate in a historic and sacred pilgrimage called hajj. Syed and leaders from other Muslim groups organized a meeting with officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration earlier this month to quell anxiety over some of the travel habits of these passengers.
Donegal is fast-becoming the dolphin capital of Ireland.But this amazing display by dolphin’s off Killyhoey Beach in Dunfanaghy is one of the most spectacular yet. The video of the dolphins was captured by well-known estate agent Boyd Robinson.Boyd estimates that there were as many as sixteen dolphins swimming alongside their boat earlier this week.“It was a spectacular sight and I have never seen dolphins jump out of the water in such numbers.‘We had the kids with us and it was amazing for them to see the dolphins so closely. “We really do have it all on our doorstep here in Donegal,” he said.Simply click the video to see Boyd’s amazing video footage. DDTV: WATCH THE AMAZING DIVING DOLPHINS OF DUNFANAGHY was last modified: August 6th, 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:Boyd RobinsondolphinsdonegalDunfanaghy
Makeup artist to the stars Judith Boteach thought she had found true love when it took four people to carry all of the flowers and jewelry lavished on her the day multimillionaire Yoav Botach proposed marriage. Boteach said she learned a month after their Orthodox Jewish wedding ceremony that her groom hadn’t obtained a California marriage license, but she believed in their future together. “I loved him,” said Boteach. “I trusted him and he kept telling me (the wedding license) wasn’t necessary.” But their relationship ended unhappily, with Boteach kicked out of the couple’s Beverlywood home in her nightgown. And she is now embroiled in a court battle for half of Botach’s fortune – millions of dollars she claims he promised her should the couple ever split. “Judy had been married twice before and was well aware of the requirements of California law in that regard,” Sherman wrote. “Prior to the wedding ceremony, Yoav had a private conversation with the rabbi … and Judy. “In that conversation, Yoav announced that he wanted to make it clear that their ‘marriage’ was not legal in California and that they were going to get ‘married’ in a religious ceremony only. Judy consented and the religious ceremony then took place. “After the religious ceremony, Yoav and Judy resided together until approximately August 2002 when they separated.” Hirsh – a Beverly Hills attorney whose wife’s family was helped by Boteach’s family upon coming to the U.S. from Israel more than 25 years ago – said he filed the suit to help Boteach and other women. “Mrs. Boteach was the woman behind the man,” Hirsh said of his 52-year-old client. “For almost a five-year period, Mrs. Boteach assisted … in making a fortune in real estate and, at the same time, she ran the home. She cooked, cleaned, entertained world leaders and other dignitaries.” The palimony case is the latest in a string of such suits filed since the term was coined in 1977 after actor Lee Marvin’s companion, Michelle Triola, won a landmark lawsuit. She argued that based on specific promises, a cohabitant can have property rights to the assets of another cohabitant. One of the largest palimony awards was granted in 1994, when an Orange County jury ordered Mag-Lite flashlight mogul Anthony Maglica to pay $84 million to Claire Maglica. The two never married but had lived together for more than 20 years and she had served as executive vice president of the Ontario-based company. Boteach’s story begins as one of 10 children born to a paint manufacturer and housewife in Casablanca, Morocco, who moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to escape religious persecution. She attended Santa Monica Community College and beauty school. When she was 17 – with the help of her first husband and her sister and brother-in-law – she opened a Beverly Hills salon that grew to nearly three dozen employees and catered to stars including Cher and Tina Turner, according to Boteach and court records. Over the next 20 years, Boteach acquired several other businesses, including two kosher tortilla firms and a cosmetics and perfume company that sold items through television infomercials in the United States and France. Meanwhile, Botach and his brother immigrated from Iran and opened a pawn shop, according to court documents. In 1973, they began buying, selling and operating commercial properties, forming Botach Management in 1989. While their families had long known each other, Boteach said it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that she met her future husband when he began attending her synagogue. They hit it off and Botach proposed, Hirsh said, but when he asked her to sign a prenuptial agreement, she refused and instead traveled to Australia to visit her sister. The two eventually reconciled and Hirsh said Botach relented on his request for a prenuptial agreement. The two set a wedding date, and Hirsh said Botach informed his bride that he had taken care of all the arrangements. An Orthodox Jewish ceremony was held Dec. 25, 1997, Hirsh said. “She showed up to get married, thinking everything was proper,” Hirsh said. “Then a month later, the subject of a license came up and he told her, ‘We don’t need a license. We have an agreement and there is no license’ – that she would get half if they ever separated.” Boteach said she found out they didn’t have a marriage license when she was attempting to change her name on her passport. In court documents, Boteach says she worked at Botach Management as the real estate market “rocketed up,” although she received no compensation. And she alleges that Botach “severely beat” her on several occasions after she refused to sign a post-nuptial agreement. Boteach said she never reported the alleged abuse to the police because she was “ashamed, scared and didn’t know what to do.” Boteach filed for divorce, asking a judge to recognize that the couple had a civil marriage. But Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu found that the couple was not legally married and could not be granted a divorce. Hirsh said the judge suggested Boteach pursue a palimony suit. In her palimony case, Boteach says the couple cohabitated from the wedding ceremony until August 2002, when she was kicked out of their Beverlywood home in her nightgown after refusing to sign a post-nuptial agreement. In a court declaration, however, Botach said he never made a deal with Boteach or promised her any portion of his fortune. “At no time, ever, did I ever enter any ‘oral cohabitation agreement’ with (Boteach), and all the allegations to the contrary are a sham,” Botach wrote. Hirsh said he expects another hearing in the case in the next two months. “She was blinded by love,” Hirsh said of his client. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 email@example.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “This is the largest palimony case in American history,” said Robert W. Hirsh, Boteach’s attorney, who explained that his client cannot fight for alimony since she and Botach were never legally married. According to court records, Botach co-owns 144 commercial and other properties in Los Angeles, as well as Botach Tactical, a nationwide distributor of police and military equipment. But Boteach is seeking access to financial documents to determine the defendant’s assets. “We would not be surprised if his net worth is $700 million,” Hirsh said. But Botach’s lawyer, Richard G. Sherman, argues in court documents that because his client is a “very wealthy man” he insisted that Boteach sign a prenuptial agreement before the wedding to protect his assets. And, Botach maintains, he never promised Boteach anything if they separated. Sherman also says that it was made clear to Boteach that the couple’s 1997 ceremony did not constitute a legal marriage because they did not obtain blood tests or a marriage license.
Police said they need the public’s help. “Unfortunately, we have no leads at this time in Mr. Anguiano’s murder,” said Sgt. Bill Cotter of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau. “We are still hoping people will remember something and come forward.” At 10 p.m. on May 4 Frutoso Anguiano went to the second floor of the market, officials said. Detectives believe the suspects were hiding upstairs and waiting for the store’s employees to go home so they could rob the store. “He went upstairs for reasons we are unsure of and encountered four males who we assume were wearing masks and had gloves on,” Cotter said. “Mr. Anguiano was physically assaulted and died up there.” Surveillance tapes from inside the market show the suspects entering the store an hour before the slaying and walking around as if they were casing the market. Sandra Anguiano said she hopes the $20,000 reward offered by Northgate Gonzalez Market and the city of La Puente will prompt someone to come forward. “This time they took my dad’s life, and next time it could be someone else’s family,” she said. “By not talking, they are supporting what these people did to my dad.” Along with his job at Northgate Gonzalez Market, where he worked for only 10 days before being killed, Frutoso Anguiano also worked full time at a packaging plant in Industry for more than 20 years. While officials said the robbers fled the store without any money or valuables, Sandra Anguiano said something more precious than money was stolen that night. “People say \ didn’t take anything like money from the store,” she said. “But they did, they took something more valuable, they took away my dad.” Anyone with information should call Cotter at (323)890-5500. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: Northgate surveilanceLA PUENTE – Every night for the past 4 1/2 months Sandra Anguiano has prayed for justice in her father’s slaying. Investigators said they still have no clues about who killed 59-year-old Frutoso Anguiano during a botched robbery in May at Northgate Gonzalez Market, where he worked as a security guard. “Everything is different without him from the time we wake up in the morning until we go to bed at night,” Sandra Anguiano said. “It makes me angry but I still have hope that one day we’ll find out who did this.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSanta Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SATURDAY AARP driver safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Friends of the Libraries fall book sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Dorothy Anderson at (661) 252-3980. Peer counselor training, 9 a.m.-noon at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 7:30 at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. MONDAY Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association Law Appreciation Day, noon-1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $50. Call (661) 287-3260. Information meeting for students interested in traveling to China, 6 p.m. in room R-206 in the library at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Sherrill Pennington at (661) 362-3717. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Glenda at (661) 259-3422. Volunteer training class, 1-4 p.m. at the William S. Hart Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Second of four sessions. Call Sabina Miller at (661) 254-4584. Grand opening, 5:30 p.m. at Tutor Time, 17150 Soledad Canyon Road. Canyon Country. Business seminar, titled “How to Invest in Real Estate,” 6:45-8 p.m. in the Newhall Room at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (818) 388-6133 to R.S.V.P. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer a beginners class, 7-9 p.m. at Mitchell Community School, 16821 Goodvale Road, Canyon Country. Call Cathy at (661) 257-4801 or Tammy at (661) 297-4463. Karaoke night, 7:30 at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet, 7-9 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call Al Ferdman at (661) 713-9344. World War II Veterans from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Tuskegee Airmen will speak, 7 p.m. at the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 255-4918. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Karaoke night, 7:30 at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Planned Giving seminar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 255-6847, Ext. 3023. Medicare lecture will explain Medicare Part D, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Information meeting for students interested in traveling to China, 4 p.m. in Room R-206 in the library at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Sherrill Pennington at (661) 362-3717. Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association will meet, 6 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 287-3260 for a reservation. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet to socialize, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Mystery authors will discuss their books, 7-8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Agnes Zagar at (661) 259-8942. All Valley Le Tip Network will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 297-3333 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Karaoke night, 7:30 at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. FRIDAY Beyond the Honeymoon class for engaged or newly married couples, 8 p.m. at the home of Dan and Carli Broyles. Call (661) 296-6826 for information or directions. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gylfi Sigurdsson is finally set to join Everton 1 Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson will undergo a medical at Everton on Wednesday ahead of a permanent move to Goodison Park.The Icelandic playmaker poised to finally complete his move after the clubs came to an agreement over a fee for the star.According to talkSPORT sources, Sigurdsson will pen a five-year contract with the Toffees for a fee rising to £45million.The saga has dragged on for most of the summer with Swansea initially valuing the 27-year-old at £50m.But Everton are finally set to secure their number one summer target at a price slightly lower than Swansea had wanted – taking their summer spending to over £140m.It is understood he is expected on Merseyside on Wednesday for final checks before aiming to complete his move.Sigurdsson pulled out of Swansea’s pre-season tour to the United States after Everton’s interest had become clear.He rejoined first-team training upon Swansea’s return from the States but he did not figure in their Premier League opener at Southampton on Saturday.Swansea rejected two Everton bids for Sigurdsson, but Toffees boss Ronald Koeman said last weekend that the deal was “still close” after reports that talks between the two clubs had broken down.And Swansea manager Paul Clement was just as keen to close the deal to allow him time to find replacements before the transfer window closes at the end of August.“The objective and the aim is that at some point the two clubs will meet,” Clement said ahead of the goalless draw at Southampton.“I think the way it’s going there needs to be more than likely a compromise on both sides. That is very often how a deal is made.“We are at a critical stage of this situation and hope it’s going to be resolved very quickly.”Sigurdsson’s importance to Swansea was underlined by the fact he scored nine league goals and had 13 assists as the club just avoided relegation from the Premier League last season.
Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Rangers have signed goalkeeper Andy Firth from Barrow, the Scottish Premiership club have confirmed.Firth, 22, has linked up with Gers just six months after joining the National League side from Liverpool, ending a lengthy association with the Anfield club having joined as an Under-11.He has penned an 18-month deal with Rangers having undergone a medical on Thursday. RANKED Congratulations @andyfirth1996 welcome to the famous @RangersFC 🔵⚪️🔴 https://t.co/wFXxoqDWEB— Michael Beale (@MichaelBeale) January 25, 2019Firth is expected to battle with Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham for the No.1 jersey. McGregor has been Gerrard’s first-choice glovesman this season since being re-signed by Gers last summer on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract with Hull City. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF no dice REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining MONEY ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “I’m a big Liverpool fan so to get the call from someone like him and for him to ask me to come up here, it was just the easiest decision I’ve had to make in football.“A lot of people say don’t meet your idols because you won’t be as happy as you want to be, but the first time I met him when I was 16 training at Melwood he was the first person to come over and look after me and make sure I was alright.“That’s just carried on ever since and when he came back to coach and the bits I did with him, it was easy for me to motivate myself because I just want to impress my idol. Thankfully, the hard work has paid off.”As well as Gerrard, Firth will link up with others familiar to him due to their Liverpool connections, with Jordan Rossiter and Jon Flanagan on Rangers’ books, along with Ryan Kent, who is currently on loan at Ibrox from the Premier League leaders.Furthermore, technical coach Tom Culshaw and head of performance Jordan Milson joined Rangers from Liverpool upon Gerrard’s appointment as manager last year, as well as Michael Beale, the first-team coach, who congratulated Firth for his move on social media website Twitter. 🆕📝 #RangersFC can today confirm the signing of goalkeeper Andy Firth on an 18-month deal, subject to international clearance.➡️ https://t.co/uSQcdBPOCi pic.twitter.com/CYgSyLdZvk— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 25, 2019“Rangers Football Club can today confirm the signing of goalkeeper Andy Firth on an 18-month deal, subject to international clearance,” a statement read.Firth said: “It’s been a long couple of days while it’s all been in the pipeline, but I’m just delighted to join a club of this stature. It really is a dream come true.“It was complete shock when I got the call from my agent. It was a bit of a weird one as it wasn’t what I expected when I was playing for Barrow, but when an opportunity comes like this it’s impossible to say no.”During his time at Liverpool Firth worked under Steven Gerrard, the Rangers manager, who was installed as academy coach upon his retirement from the playing side of the game.Firth admitted the chance to reunite with Gerrard played a big part in him deciding to leave Barrow after just six months.“That’s the massive thing,” Firth said of working with Gerrard, “he was my idol growing up. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade