Terry contradicts Mourinho on Costa

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, October 8-Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that striker Diego Costa is fully fit and training every day, despite Jose Mourinho’s claims to the contrary.Mourinho stated in the build up to the Blues 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday that Costa was doing ‘almost nothing in training’ and was forced to spend the majority of the club’s sessions recovering from his tight hamstring. Despite his alleged ailment, the Spain international has made excellent start to his Chelsea career and netted his ninth goal of the season against the Gunners.Terry has contradicted his boss’ claim that the club’s medical staff have wrapped the former Atletico Madrid striker in cotton wool in order to keep him semi-fit, saying that Costa has been training just fine.“I’m not sure where that’s (hamstring issue) coming from. He certainly isn’t showing that against me in training,” Terry is quoted as saying by the BBC.“He is training every day, he looks sharp, he looks angry, he looks aggressive. He’s fit at the moment and that’s the main thing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Higher water rates coming in L.A.

first_img“Last year, we were looking at a 3.8 percent increase, and we have been able to cut it back,” Smith said. “And next year, they are going to have to show they have worked in good faith if the rates are going to go up again.” For the first time, the DWP reached out to neighborhood councils in an effort to avert controversy like that of several years ago, when the groups united and forced the agency to scale back its planned rate hike. “I think it helped us explain to the neighborhood councils what the money will be used for and why the increases are needed,” Deaton said. “No one likes to pay more for a commodity, and we have tried to keep the rates as low as possible.” The new rates are expected to bring an additional $17.3 million to the DWP to cover rising costs of treating and transporting water and making infrastructure repairs. “We have an older system, and it costs money to keep it operating,” Deaton said. “Our crews are paid well, but they deserve it. They are the ones who go in when a water main breaks or climb the poles to restore power. “I would put our utility and its costs up against any other systems in the state or the country.” He also said the city faces continuing liability over a dust-remediation project in the Owens Valley, where most of the city’s water supply originates, and has allocated $22 million to handle it. The city also will need to spend an additional $20 million, he said, to bring in water that is no longer available from the Owens Valley. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 WATER RATES The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a 2.75 percent water-rate hike for each of the next two years. Recent rate hikes include: 2004: 11 percent (first increase since 1993) 2005: None 2006: 2.75 percent 2007: 2.75 percent (proposed)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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe new rates will increase the average bimonthly residential bill from $53.50 to $54.30, Deaton said. For properties larger than 17,500 square feet, the average bill will go from $232 to $236. The DWP will have to demonstrate that it has met performance goals before the second year of the rate hike is allowed to take effect, the council said. The utility was able to reduce the impact on residential customers by ending its long practice of giving preferential rates to businesses, Deaton said. Under the new system, all customers will pay the same per-gallon rate. Deaton told the council the increase is 1 percent less than proposed a year ago after officials reviewed the DWP’s budget and conducted an independent audit of the agency. Councilman Greig Smith, who sought the independent audit, said he was pleased with the DWP’s progress. After a months-long review by neighborhood councils, the Los Angeles City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to raising water rates by 2.75 percent each of the next two years. In an 11-0 vote, council members noted the increases came after a historic change in the process: getting input from neighborhood councils in the beginning of the process rather than simply forcing the increase on customers. “We learned a lot in this process, and I think the transparency helped us in the long run,” said Ron Deaton, general manager of the Department of Water and Power. The rate increases will return to the council for final approval next week, then go to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for his signature. last_img read more

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DANIEL HOPES TO BREAK LISA INTO THE BIGTIME WITH HER NEW SONG

first_imgDONEGAL’S rising singing sensation Lisa McHugh has been given the ultimate leg-up after Daniel O’Donnell wrote her new song.The song, which is called “Beyond The Rainbow’s End” is the first time Daniel has put pen to paper to get behind another singer.Newcomer Lisa, 22, who is thrilling audiences across Donegal and further afield with her silky voice, is over the moon that Daniel has got behind her. But Daniel has been equally glowing in his praise of the Scottish-born singer who now lives in Letterkenny.“She has the kind of voice I have always wanted to write for,” gushed the Kincasslagh star.EndsDANIEL HOPES TO BREAK LISA INTO THE BIGTIME WITH HER NEW SONG was last modified: March 4th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Martha E. Carson age 80

first_imgShe is survived by two sons:  Jim Carson and James Carson Jr. both of Little Rock, Kentucky, a daughter:  Kimberly Stamper of Hamilton, Ohio, a brother:  Harvey Kenneth King of Winchester, Kentucky, a sister:  Della Ann Prater (James) of Scottsburg, four grandchildren:  Elizabeth Stamper, Holli Stamper, Jessica Stamper and Jeffrey Stamper and three great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home with Toney Voyles officiating.  Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Scottsburg.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 10AM-time of service. Mrs. Martha E. Carson age 80 of Salem passed away Saturday, May 28 at 7:45AM at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.Mrs. Carson was born October 14, 1935 in Wolfe County, Kentucky the daughter of Mort and Pollie King.  She was a homemaker.Martha was preceded in death by her husband:  Arnold Carson, three brothers:  Robert, Edward and Melvin King, two sisters:  Delores Hager and Betty Jean King and her parents.last_img read more

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Dhoni banned for one match

first_imgIndia cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Sunday slapped a one-match ban by the ICC as his bowlers bowled a slow-over rate during the third and the deciding Test match at Perth.So when India take on Australia during the fourth and the final Test at Adelaide from January 24, he would be warming the benches while Virender Sehwag may lead the side.Australia convincingly won the third Test to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match series.The International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct states that the captain of any team which is found guilty of bowling slow over-rates on three occasions in a 12-month period will face a one-match suspension.Dhoni has already been booked twice by the ICC in this regard.In 2009 too Dhoni was banned for two ODIs owing to a slow-over rate.last_img read more

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4 days agoEibar coach Mendilibar: Barcelona should be happy with Valverde

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eibar coach Mendilibar: Barcelona should be happy with Valverdeby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was full of praise for his former teammate and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde after their 3-0 loss.Valverde got the better of Mendilibar in this one and the Eibar coach reflected on Barcelona’s up-and-down start to the season.”It’s not normal for them to lose twice early on, when they usually lose just a couple of times over a whole season,” he said after the match.”They’re a great team and they have a great coach.”Don’t doubt him at any point because he’s the best Barcelona have.” last_img read more

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Province Municipalities Working Together on Climate Change

first_img developing municipal climate change action plans identifying potential changes to regulations, legislation and policies to meet climate change targets information tools and model bylaws to help municipalities address climate change continuing the sustainability co-ordinator and greenhouse gas reducing projects a municipal Climate Change Leaders program to recognize municipalities that demonstrate leadership through early action on climate change The province and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities are working together to meet climate change goals. Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Environment, Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, and Warden Hines, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, signed a memorandum of understanding today, Nov. 6, to confirm the commitment of the province and municipalities to work together to meet the challenges and opportunities of climate change in Nova Scotia. “Climate change will have severe consequences around the world, including rising sea levels and more frequent extreme storms,” said Mr. Belliveau. “Our Climate Change Action Plan sets out actions to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and to help our province prepare for climate change. Working with municipalities is an important part of that plan.” “Municipalities have a tremendous opportunity to develop renewable energy projects, increase energy efficiency, encourage conservation and help the province transition to a new sustainable economy.” The memorandum of understanding is a priority in Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan. It includes a commitment by the province to help municipalities develop municipal climate change action plans. “Nova Scotia is particularly susceptible to rising sea levels and extreme weather because most of our population lives along the coastline, and our infrastructure is located in vulnerable areas,” said Ms. Jennex. “Communities need to prepare for the expected challenges and opportunities, and to do that, they need to understand climate change.” The province and Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities will establish a joint committee to implement, monitor and move forward their commitments. “Municipalities have a significant contribution to make towards climate protection,” said Mr. Hines. “The union recognizes the importance of a co-ordinated effort to address the issue, as every municipality will be affected by changes in our climate.” Highlights of the 23 commitments made in the memorandum of understanding include: More information on Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan is available at www.climatechange.gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

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First Weekend Club launches Canada Screens channel devoted to Canadian films made

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Although concerns about the underrepresentation of women in screen industries have been ongoing for quite some time, the discussion about it has been gaining increasing momentum within the mainstream over the past few years.One of the things that can truly help to change the industry though are votes by consumers with their dollars.The First Weekend Club, which helps to promote Canadian films, has come up with an idea that will help propel that change. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment FWC’s video-on-demand service Canada Screens is starting up an initiative to highlight the work of female filmmakers. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Waynes World returning to theaters for 25th anniversary

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement With Wayne’s World‘s 25th anniversary coming up next month, the seminal Saturday Night Live spinoff flick will be rocking into theaters across the U.S. in celebration.Screening on Feb. 7 and 8, the ’90s classic will also feature an exclusive introduction with Rolling Stone‘s Peter Travers, and a post-credits roundtable discussion with director Penelope Spheeris and select cast members. Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Nearly 6250 candidates have registered for Iraqs national assembly poll UN

Overall, 223 political entities and 33 coalitions have presented 19,000 candidates for the 30 January elections for the national assembly, the local governorates and the Kurdistan National Assembly.The final figures will be made public within the next few days, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said.Meanwhile the top UN envoy in the country today continued his consultations with senior members of the Interim Government on preparations for the vote, which the world body is helping to organize.Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Ashraf Qazi, discussed the issue with Interim Vice President Ibrahim Ja’fari. The two also discussed the security situation as well as the political environment and efforts to broaden participation in the political process.The meeting followed many other similar contacts Mr. Qazi has had with officials and activists to discuss the situation in the country and the role the UN is playing in supporting the transitional process since the United States-led coalition ousted the Saddam Hussein regime last year. read more

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