Injured boy airlifted from San Jose Elementary School

first_imgMISSION HILLS – Firefighters this afternoon airlifted possibly a 5-year-old boy for an unspecified injury from San Jose Elementary School, authorities said. Firefighters got a call of a boy being injured just after noon today in the 14000 block of Clymer Street, said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. No other details were immediately available. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Hearts ‘very close’ to new deal for defender John Souttar

first_imgCommitting John Souttar to Hearts on a new long-term contract is the next step towards stability at the club, according to manager Craig Levein.Levein is in the process of tying down several of his most important players as aims to settle his squad for the coming years.Captain Christophe Berra and defender Michael Smith have both signed new deals until 2021 and Levein hopes that Scotland cap Souttar will be the next to put pen to paper.The Hearts boss said: “I think to sustain any kind of excellence you need stability. “Brendan [Rodgers] has come in and done that at Celtic and arguably the next most successful manager in Scotland is Derek McInnes who’s been in his post longer than me.“I think it is hard to have a sustainable challenge without having stability, and that’s where we are trying to get to.“We have made some steps forward with Christophe [Berra] signing a new contract, Michael Smith signing a new contract and, I don’t want to say too much but, we are very, very close to John Souttar signing a new contract as well.“There are two or three others as well and that is solely around trying to create the stability that we are after.” Levein, who brought 18 new players to the club over the summer, said his focus was shifting towards his long-term ambitions for Hearts that would see fewer new players arrive, and the squad augmented by more young players from the academy system.He said: “This is a plan – a long-term plan – and the reason for it is the stop this constant changeover of managers, because every time you change it costs you money. Then that is money that is not going in to help the squad.“We will always sign players, of course, but I would expect the numbers to come down as the quality from the academy improves.”Meanwhile Hearts are not expecting to do any deadline day business, with Levein spending the evening in Glasgow watching rock band Snow Patrol.The Hearts manager said: “I’ll have my phone off, so it will be hard to get hold of me.“I’m really pleased with the squad. The players coming back will be like new signings.“I was so pleased with John Souttar on Saturday. [Steven Naismith] is back, we’ve brought [David] Vanecek in, we’ve brought Conor Shaughnessy in and we have Uche [Ikpeazu] and Peter [Haring] coming back from injury shortly.“That should give us enough strength-in-depth to get back to our early season form.”last_img read more

Barca banking on Dembele after transfer troubles

first_imgBarcelona No Neymar, Verratti or Coutinho, but Barca banking on Dembele to heal transfer troubles Ben Hayward Last updated 2 years ago 00:04 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ousmane Dembele Barcelona 2017 Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Ousmane Dembélé Neymar Philippe Coutinho Barcelona v Espanyol Espanyol Transfers Opinion The 20-year-old France forward will make his debut against Espanyol and the Blaugrana will hope he can hit the ground running after a difficult summer The outcome of Barcelona’s season will depend much upon Ousmane Dembele. After the Catalan club missed out on Marco Verratti and Philippe Coutinho this summer, while Neymar departed for Paris Saint-Germain, the Blaugrana are banking on the €105 million signing from Borussia Dortmund to deliver.Following Neymar’s shock €222m move to PSG, Dembele was supposed to be the first piece of a new jigsaw as technical secretary Robert Fernandez promised at least two new arrivals going into the last week of the transfer window.Barcelona 13/2 to beat Juventus 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing But there were no further additions as Barca bizarrely pulled the plug on a deal for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri at the last minute, were never close to Liverpool’s valuation for Coutinho and even missed out on Angel Di Maria in the final few hours before the deadline on September 1.Four new players were brought in prior to that. Right-back Nelson Semedo arrived from Benfica, winger Gerard Deulofeu returned from Everton in a buy-back deal, midfielder Paulinho was signed from Guangzhou Evergrande and Dembele joined from Dortmund.Barcelona possible EspanyolSo now Barca will have to work with what they have. Many of their top targets, including PSG’s Marco Verratti and also Coutinho, were out of reach in the end and it remains to be seen whether the Catalans will be stronger or weaker following Neymar’s exit.What is clear is that, for the Blaugrana to have any hope of winning La Liga and the Champions League, the new signings will need to impress. And that has not been the case too often over the past few seasons.Of all the new arrivals in the 2015 and 2016 windows, only Samuel Umtiti has really shone and that is partly why Barca have fallen gradually into decline over the past two years, crashing out of the Champions League in the last eight twice in a row in that time.Deulofeu has been hit and miss so far since his return, although the winger is obviously a talented player and will be expected to step up under Ernesto Valverde. Semedo, meanwhile, has looked bright in his appearances.Neymar PSGPhil CoutinhoPaulinho was a late substitute in the 2-0 win at Alaves prior to the international break, but could feature as a starter against Espanyol with Ivan Rakitic doubtful. And even though there was pessimism surrounding his signing, Catalan daily Sport this week called the 29-year-old “Valverde’s secret weapon” in a front-page spread, claiming the Barca boss will use the player’s work-rate to help get the best out of his team-mates.Time will tell, but it is fair to say much more is expected of Dembele, with many fans extremely excited about seeing the young France forward line up alongside Messi and Luis Suarez.”Semedo is young, with a bright future ahead,” president Josep Maria Bartomeu said in an interview this week. “Paulinho will help make us stronger in midfield and we have a lot of faith placed in Deulofeu.” And he added, “Dembele was the player chosen to replace Neymar and he will make us more competitive. We would have liked to have brought in Coutinho to strengthen the midfield and the attack, but the team is sufficiently good and very competitive. It’s a team that will aspire to win all the trophies.”Bartomeu, who faced calls for his resignation during Dembele’s presentation late last month, will hope that is the case. But tactically, Valverde will need to make it work and there is more now resting on the French forward than on any 20-year-old at Barca since Messi back in 2007.It is a signing that simply has to work out and if it does not, this is unlikely to be a happy season for the Catalan club. Good luck, Ousmane!last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday June 20 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, June 20, 2019:#1) Wilmington Pop Warner Fundraiser At Fuddruckers From 5pm to 8pm, Fuddruckers — inside Jordan’s Furniture in Reading — will donate 20% of your bill to Wilmington Pop Warner.  So, take a break from cooking, skip the dishes, and eat out to support Wilmington’s young football players and cheerleaders.Make sure to print out the voucher below and present it to the cashier upon payment.#2) RMLD Solar WorkshopReading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites residential, commercial, and municipal customers to attend a free Solar Workshop at 7pm at RMLD Headquarters (230 Ash Street, Reading). The workshop will be held at the start of RMLD’s regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting. A reception with light refreshments and informational displays will be held in the lobby beginning at 6:30 pm.Topics to be covered include:An overview of solar energy production and the economics of solar (system pricing, available incentives and rebates, etc.)Existing RMLD solar programs (Customer Owned Generation Rate, Solar Choice Program)Potential future solar gardenA comprehensive overview of the solar installation processCustomers who wish to attend are asked to register online HERE for planning purposes. A recording of the workshop will be aired on the local community television stations and posted on www.rmld.com as soon as it is available.#3) Wilmington Elderly Services Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Elderly Services Commission meets at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission meets at 5pm in the Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#5) Red Cross Blood Drive At Congregational ChurchThe Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Red Cross Blood Drive from 2pm to 7pm. Drop-ins welcome, but registrations strongly suggested. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Invites Wilmington Customers To Free Solar Workshop On June 20In “Government”Support Wilmington Pop Warner At Fuddruckers On June 20In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 24, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more