Tuchel in talks with Bayern – reports

first_imgJulian Nagelsmann, Germany’s coach of the year for 2016, has also been linked to the vacancy but is under contract at Hoffenheim, who are second in the Bundesliga, until 2021.However, the 30-year-old made no denial when asked about Bayern.“I’m concentrating on our match at Freiburg on Sunday, so I want to play football better,” said Nagelsmann, whose team lost 2-0 at Bulgaria’s Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League on Thursday.Hoffenheim sports director Alexander Rosen said the chance of Nagelsmann leaving any time soon “is small, but I can’t say how small it is.”Television pundit and ex-Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus believes Nagelsmann is Bayern’s preferred choice.“I believe that Nagelsmann is at the top (of Bayern’s list),” Matthaeus told Sky. Coach less Bayern hoping to appoint Thomas Tuchel as the new CoachMunich, Germany | AFP | Thomas Tuchel is the front-runner to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.According to German daily Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and in talks to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.Bayern Munich ‘in talks’ with former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel over vacant manager’s position https://t.co/bQ7wbTTvbU pic.twitter.com/KlKjmVk4FG— Football RightNow (@FootyRightNow) September 30, 2017Tuchel and Dortmund parted ways despite him steering the club to the German Cup title last season, the coach axed following a turbulent relationship with Borussia’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.Bayern director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic said on Friday that the club had “no names, no profiles” of who will replace Ancelotti, fired on Thursday in the wake of Bayern’s 3-0 drubbing at Paris Saint-Germain.“We will now collect our information and then make a decision,” said Salihamidzic.The 58-year-old Ancelotti spent 15 months in charge of Bayern and won the Bundesliga title last season.However, he was sacked after the poor performance at PSG when stars Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels were benched.Ex-Bayern defender Willy Sagnol has been appointed interim coach for Sunday’s German league match at Hertha Berlin.Should Bayern appoint Tuchel in the coming days, his first match will be against struggling Freiburg on October 14, after the international break. “He is Hoeness’s candidate,” he added, referring to Bayern president Uli Hoeness – the club’s main decision maker.“The telephone wires between Hoffenheim and Munich will glow, because if you want something, you want the A1 solution.“And until he comes, you have to find an interim fix.“Therefore, I don’t believe it will be Tuchel, because he is also a long-term solution.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Local day care worker arrested for abusing infant who refused to nap

first_imgA day care worker in Margate, Florida has been arrested for allegedly abusing an infant who refused to take a nap during their scheduled nap time.The incident was reported at the Learning City Academy, at 7336 West Atlantic Blvd, in May of 2018.Authorities say 59-year-old Gladys LaRosa told investigators that she became angry with the infant because nap time had been going on for 30 minutes and instead of napping like the other children, the 18-month-old was playing with his toys and making noise. La Rosa says she planned to go over to the infant and soothe him to sleep, however, when she got to him, her anger got the best of  her and she pushed the infant down on the cot causing him to hit his head on the metal frame.LaRosa then told investigators that she only noticed the infant had been injured when she changed his diaper and noticed a cut on his face. She then cleaned the cut and washed the blood off of the cot with bleach.She was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday and has been charged with aggravated child abuse.A judge granted her an $1,000 bond and instructed her to stay away from the victim and to not work in places that involve children.last_img read more

Holmdel Writer Brings Her Story to Hollywood

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauHOLMDEL – “Write what you know.”Lorene Scafaria certainly took Mark Twain’s words of advice to heart in writing her latest movie script, “The Meddler.” The former Holmdel resident crafted a heartwarming story about her relationship with her mother, Gail, and how in her grief after her husband died, Gail latched on to her daughter’s life.“He and my mom were married 40 years and they were madly in love,” Scafaria said. “They were such a beautiful couple. His loss was huge for both of us.”Scafaria was an aspiring screenwriter living in Los Angeles when her father, Joseph, an Italian immigrant who worked in the garment business, died in November 2009. Her parents also had an apartment in Los Angeles that they stayed in while visiting her. Gail felt she couldn’t stay alone in the family home anymore, so six months later, she put the house on the market and moved to California, just a mile away from her single daughter.“She started calling me a lot,” Scafaria said.Scafaria and her mother had always been close, so she was happy to have Gail nearby, but all the calling, texting and dropping in unannounced soon proved too much. Scafaria decided to use the experience as a creative outlet and within a month, she had the first draft of a movie script down on paper.“I wanted to tell this story from my mother’s perspective, how lonely she was,” Scafaria said. “The character is so tough and funny, just like my mom. It was therapeutic for us.”As a child, Scafaria was always interested in movies, writing and performing. She began writing screenplays in fifth grade. Once, on a trip to New York City, she bought the script for the movie, “A Clockwork Orange.”“I was so interested in the structure of a script and what it looked like on paper,” she said.As a teenager, she and her friends would regularly perform at the Improv Jam in Red Bank and hang out at the Broadway Diner afterward. They would also go see movies at least twice a week.“I loved hanging out in Red Bank,” she said. “Those were some of my favorite years.”After graduating from Holmdel High School in 1995, Scafaria studied English with a writing concentration and a theater minor at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and later transferred to Montclair State University, where she earned her degree. She moved to New York City, answering phones at a film company while writing scripts and submitting them to agents.“When I got my first rejection letter, I hung it on the wall,” she said. “I was so excited that I heard from someone.”A few days later, that agent reconsidered and told Scafaria she should move to Los Angeles. When Scafaria arrived, she found that the agent no longer worked at the company.“I left New York thinking I had an agent in Los Angeles, and when I arrived, there was nothing,” she said.But she powered on and soon began making money off her scripts. She wrote television shows, the screenplay for the film, “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” and wrote and directed the movie, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.”In addition to writing the script for “The Meddler,” Scafaria also directed the movie, which stars former Edison resident Susan Sarandon as her mother, renamed Marnie in the film. Scafaria’s character is played by Rose Byrne. While much of the story is based in reality, other aspects, including a love interest for Marnie, did not actually happen.“I added a lot of fiction,” said Scafaria. “It has more closure than exists in real life.”Scafaria said that when she approached Gail about the movie idea, her mother was on board immediately.“She got a kick out of it,” Scafaria said. “I think she loved the portrait of this character. My mother couldn’t believe Susan Sarandon was playing her. Susan was wearing my mom’s tops from Chico’s and driving her car. She said my father would have loved being married to Susan Sarandon.”Scafaria even managed to get photographs of her father, and a shot of his driver’s license, into the movie.“My father is sort of immortalized,” she said. “My mother loves it so much that she goes to see the movie at least once a day. What people don’t realize is that the real-life meddler is in the theater.”“The Meddler” had its premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival and an April red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. The movie is currently in wide release.“It’s been amazing,” Scafaria said. “It’s so exciting to make a film and share it with other people. My mother is really enjoying the feeling of it and the sense of pride in her daughter.”Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @MaryAnnBourbeau.last_img read more

13 PH kids earn FC Barcelona training slots

first_imgRead Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Santos, Matias rule Sletba Open Senior Masters Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Lien Dale Manuel (Vicente Lim Elementary School), Lara Angela Amante (Isabelo de los Reyes ES), Liam Arc Villaran (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Kevin H. Hadap (Diosdado P. Macapagal ES), Heaven Andrei Teodosio (Ilaya Barangka Integrated School), Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza (Xavier School), Alexis Caitlin Tan (Keys School Manila), Joseph Kyne Garces (Don Bosco-Cebu), Marcus Lucas Arias (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Lorenz Albert Tortona (Xavier), Enzo Gacutan Courbet (Brent International School), Boris Malcolm Uy (Keys School Manila) and Ethan Jacob Roxas (Paref Springdale-Cebu) are the members of the PH delegation.Activities, which will run until Oct. 23, include a match-viewing at Camp Nou where they will see their FC Barcelona heroes in the flesh.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe program is also highlighted by special training sessions with Barca legend Eric Abidal.“May the journey of these kids inspire more young Filipinos to reach for their dreams,” said Milo’s Robbie De Vera during the recent team sendoff at Abe Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City. —VANESSA B. HIDALGO LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC A total of 13 kids will comprise the first Milo FC Barcelona team that will take part in a global camp starting Sunday at Camp Nou, the home team of the famed football club.The final cast was culled out of a pool of 150 kids who took part in the Milo FCB Road to Barcelona Training Camp on Sept. 2 and 3. They were picked by an expert panel from Milo Philippines, Philippine Football Federation and FCBEscola Youth Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Notley’s Queenslander spirit brings him back

first_imgAfter 11 years away from State of Origin (SOO) touch football, Scott Notley is back wearing the colours of his beloved maroons.Notley is the player-coach of Queensland’s men’s 40s team that will play at the SOO series, which will be contested today and tomorrow at the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium.Notley made his debut for Queensland in 1987 and spent many years playing for the ‘sunshine state’.He last played in the 1998 series and was at the helm of Queensland’s men’s opens team when they were defeated by NSW in their best-of-three-game series, 2-1.He said the competitive nature of SOO brought him back to the field.“I just like the competition I guess. I don’t play much park touch football,” he said.Taking charge of the men’s 40s has been a challenge for the former Australian representative with most of the players coming from all over the state.“It’s been a little bit hard [to get together] because we have players from North Queensland, players from interstate and the south east corner.“It has been a poor build up.”But he said his players have played enough touch football to know what is expected of them.“I think we are in there [with a chance]. We don’t really have too many standouts, we are good across the park.“I don’t know much about NSW because I’ve been away for so long but the names on paper, the look pretty solid.”The first game of the men’s 40s SOO will be played at 5.40pm.Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksNotley’s Queenslander spiritlast_img read more

10 months agoReading defender O’Shea offers advice to Man Utd ace Pogba

first_imgReading defender O’Shea offers advice to Man Utd ace Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading defender John O’Shea says the jury should still be out for Paul Pogba and his revival at Manchester United.Ahead of today’s FA Cup tie, O’Shea believes the midfielder must now discover consistency.”I remember Paul from the youth team. He was so bubbly, everybody knew he was a fantastic talent. He will be a huge star for United because there’s that ability. And once he concentrates on that, he’ll be a fantastic player for years to come. He won the World Cup, so he’s doing enough talking on the pitch, but he’s got to make sure he keeps doing it.”The best players maintain that level consistently season after season, and the attributes that he has, if he can maintain that, he will become like he’s showing at the minute — that player who scores goals, creates goals. And if he does that I’m sure the United fans will get right behind him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Bombardier puts Toronto aerospace facility in Downsview up for sale

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier is shopping around its sprawling aircraft manufacturing site in Toronto’s high-priced real-estate market.The transportation company said it put its 152-hectare Downsview Airport location north of the city’s downtown up for sale a couple of weeks ago as part of its financial turnaround plan.Spokesman Olivier Marcil said the unique land with a runway is larger than the company needs and no final decision has been made regarding a sale or relocation of its operations. Only 14 hectares of space is regularly used.“We think that there’s a better use for the land than a current airport and that could be to the benefit of not only the company but the city of Toronto and the people,” he said in an interview.The Montreal-based company (TSX:BBD.B) has been on the site since it purchased de Havilland Canada in 1992 but the airfield was built in 1929 to test de Havilland aircraft.The land was used for the papal visits of John Paul II and served as a military base during the Second World War.Bombardier used to run a shuttle service to transport employees between Toronto and Montreal, Wichita and Mexico. However, that was suspended as part of the transformation.The land near subway stations, universities and Highway 401 is potentially very valuable.Marcil said the company is working with professional advisers and has met with some potential buyers to assess interest. He declined to say how much Bombardier expects to receive from a potential sale.Bombardier owns several hangars where Q400 turboprops and several business jets are assembled by about 3,500 workers.Toronto Coun. Maria Augimeri says she will oppose the sale of the prime land.“Got it on good authority that you’re secretly courting developers in scheme to turn Downsview plant into a massive housing project,” she tweeted. “Over my dead body.”Marcil said Bombardier has started to assess all of its global locations as part of its turnaround plan but declined to say if the company has identified any other sites that could be sold.“We’re not ready to announce anything yet to any other sites that we have in the world.”Bombardier said it will maintain a presence in Toronto even if it sells the site. It has talked to Pearson International Airport about relocating to the country’s largest airport because it requires runway access.The company is also committed to Ontario and the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Initiative even if it relocates, Marcil added.Bombardier is about halfway through its five-year turnaround plan that is designed to improve its financial health after nearly going bankrupt over development of its CSeries commercial jet. Bombardier has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the program to Airbus.last_img read more

New operating structure at Alliance Pipeline expected to result in fewer employees

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – One of the two Calgary-based pipeline companies that own Alliance Pipeline Ltd. says there will be an unspecified number of job cuts as the partners move to end its standalone management structure.Alliance says 50-50 partners Enbridge Income Fund, a division of Enbridge Inc., and Pembina Pipeline Corp. will manage Alliance through an “owner-operator model,” with implementation to be completed during the summer.Enbridge spokeswoman Suzanne Wilton says “some workforce reductions” are expected but declined to give details. She says Enbridge is to manage Alliance’s operations and Pembina will be responsible for commercial and finance functions. According to a filing last year, Alliance had 294 employees in Canada and 56 in the United States as of the end of 2016. Wilton says the current total is about 360.Alliance president and CEO Terrance Kutryk left the company in December and was replaced by co-presidents Jason Wiun from Pembina and Mark Fiedorek of Enbridge.Alliance operates a 3,800-kilometre pipeline system that transports liquids-rich natural gas from Western Canada and North Dakota to the Chicago market. The pipeline came into service in late 2000 and currently delivers an average of 1.6 billion cubic feet per day to the Aux Sable natural gas liquids extraction facility.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Service sector predicts Canadian drilling activity will fall even more in 2019

first_imgOutgoing association chief executive Tom Whalen says the oilfield services sector in Canada is headed for a third year of stalled activity as export pipeline capacity constraints keep petroleum prices low.It forecasts an average Western Canadian Select price discount to New York-traded West Texas Intermediate of US$24.50 per barrel next year, about US$10 above typical differences.The forecast calls for activity to gradually ramp up during 2019 as crude-by-rail volumes rise to allow more barrels to get to market.PSAC announced Thursday that former Alberta cabinet minister and provincial trade representative Gary Mar will become its new president and CEO as of Dec. 1.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is predicting more pain for the oil and gas sector next year.It predicts a total of 6,600 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2019, down about five percent from an expected 6,980 wells this year, adding that translates to a year-over-year decrease of up to $1.8 billion in capital spending by exploration and production companies.On a provincial basis for 2019, PSAC estimates 3,532 wells to be drilled in Alberta, and 2,422 wells for Saskatchewan, representing year-over-year decreases of 221 and 110 wells, respectively. At 255 wells, drilling activity in Manitoba is expected to drop by 16 wells year-over-year, whilst activity in British Columbia is projected to decrease from 415 wells in 2018 to 382 wells in 2019.last_img read more

Sherwood calls for introduction of feeder clubs

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has called for the introduction of feeder clubs in the lower leagues for Premier League teams to help young players develop in a first-team environment.The former England captain who spent time as a youth coach with Spurs before becoming manager believes too many young players miss out on the experience of first-team football because leading clubs stockpile players to safeguard their expensive investments.The feeder club is seen across many European leagues – the most notable being Barcelona B who play in the second tier of Spanish football but cannot be promoted.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Sherwood, who is credited with the development of Harry Kane at Tottenham, thinks a radical change to the league system which would see clubs part-own teams in the lower leagues would help young English players develop.“Why other countries bring their young players through so well is because they have feeder clubs,” he told The Debate on Sky Sports.“People don’t want to hear this but to accelerate the development of young English players we need to have feeder clubs in League One and League Two. There is enough clubs out there who are willing enough to do it for their clubs, who are dying a slow death and haemorrhaging money. Clubs will be willing to open their arms out to Premier League teams and say ‘you can use this club for your young player’ but the FA has to allow it to happen.”last_img read more