Katjo takes early control of Cyprus Rally

first_imgLeaderboard at the end of Leg1: (MERC entries do not count for the ERC) By Rosie OgdenTHE current leader of the European Rally Championship (ERC), Kejatan Kajetanowicz, set the pace on the first competitive day of the CNP Asfalistiki Cyprus Rally, eighth round of the 2015 ERC, but the Polish Ford Fiesta R5 driver didn’t have it all his own way. Although not competing for the ERC, Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah, eight-times Middle East Rally Champion and triple Cyprus Rally winner took two stage wins in his Ford Fiesta RRC, to arrive at the overnight regroup after Saturday’s eight special stages just 13.2 seconds behind the leader.Heading the Cypriot challenge were Christos Demosthenous and Pambos Laos, who drove their Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX steadily while managing to clock top ten times on every stage, bringing them back to the regroup lying fifth overall.Russia’s Alexey Lukyanuk, who had come to Cyprus with high hopes of narrowing the 54 point gap to Kajetanowicz on the championship leaderboard, had a day fraught with problems, losing the power steering on his Fiesta R5 at the end of the first stage, a problem which cost him almost two minutes on stage 2, dropping him from first to tenth overall. He struggled back to the midday service in Nicosia with co-driver Alexey Arnautov driving the car on the road sections to give his arms a rest. The H-Racing team changed the steering rack, but the problem wasn’t solved and they hoped to be able to fix it at the end of Leg service last night.An ebullient Kajetanowicz said, “It has been a fantastic day for us, the stages are amazing here, and we have had a good lap in the morning and in the afternoon, with only two mistakes. Feeling is very important here, because you have to read the roads well, because they are changing all the time. Sunday’s stages are much faster, so I might have to change my plans and not attack as much.”In the ERC competition, Bruno Magalhães is second after a change to his suspension set-up at the midday service, with Czech driver Jaromír Tarabus in third. French ace Robert Consani overcame numerous problems to hold fourth, with Demosthenous snapping at his heels in fifth.However, it was disappointment for Panikos Polykarpou, a member of the FIA Young Drivers Excellence Academy, who started the rally first on the road, but crashed his Mitsubishi on the opening stage. Dominykas Butvilas was leading the ERC2 category after SS2, but crashed his Subaru Poland Rally Team Impreza WRX STI on SS3.Sunday’s final Leg starts at eight o’clock this morning and will take the crews over 329 kilometres through stages at Yeri, Ayia Marina, Kellia and Tseri before the finish on Larnaca’s Phinikoudes seafront at 6.30pm. 1              ERC        KAJETANOWICZ K.           1:16:22.62              MERC    AL-ATTIYAH N.                  1:16:35.8              +13.23              ERC        MAGALHAES B.                 1:18:40.4              +2:17.84              MERC    AL-KUWARI A.                   1:19:21.5              +2:58.95              ERC        TARABUS J.                         1:19:30.4              +3:07.86              ERC        CONSANI R.                        1:19:41.7              +3:19.17              ERC        DEMOSTHENOUS C.        1:20:21.3              +3:58.78              ERC        BOTKA D.                             1:20:46.2              +4:23.69              ERC        TLUSTAK A.                         1:20:58.5              +4:35.910           ERC        LUKYANUK A.                    1:21:20.3              +4:57.711           ERC        RANGA P.                            1:21:49.9              +5:27.312           ERC        JEETS R.                                1:21:54.1              +5:31.5last_img read more

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TOTAL Excellium fuels the Toyota Vios Cup

first_imgYanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ MANILA, Philippines – TOTAL Excellium helped drivers bring to life the spirit of Waku-Doki (“heart racing fun” in Japanese) at the first leg of the Toyota Vios Cup. Held at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga, the weekend races kicked off the exciting season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Sixty nine participants, including return celebrity drivers Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Fabio Ide, came to test their skills and beat their times on the track. Joining the roster of seasoned drivers were first timers Aubrey Miles, Gretchen Ho, Ella Cruz, and Dominic Roque.This year, all participants felt the thrill of the new challenge as TOTAL Excellium and Toyota promised to deliver a more exciting season as part of Toyota’s global motorsports activites. Now officially being under Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR), Toyota’s special motorsports division, the Vios Cup raised the stakes, with TOTAL Excellium also rising to the occasion, elevating the drivers’ experience with its expertise and renowned flagship fuel, TOTAL Excellium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground Proven to ensure smoother performance on the road and track, TOTAL Excellium is the most suitable fuel for races as it primes the vehicle and protects the engine during these intense drives. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig incenter_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ With TOTAL Excellium, discover your unique advantage on the track , and perform to your utmost best. The next leg of the Vios Cup will be held on June 10-11, 2017 at Clark, Pampanga.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ At the races, drivers experienced first hand the powerful performance of TOTAL Excellium.In the Celebrity Class Round 1 Race, Fabio Ide enjoyed a smooth finish at the No.1 spot, followed by Jasmine Curtis Smith (Second Place) and Dominic Roque (Third Place). In Round 2, the spots were turned as Roque finished first, followed by Smith (Second Place) and Ide (Third Place).Takao Arai, Toyota Vios Vice President, Marketing Division, Mike Esquivel TOTAL Excellium Assistant Vice President, ​Dominic Roque TOTAL Excellium High Performance Racer Awardee​, Kenneth Ocampo TOTAL Excellium Marketing Officer, Keiichi Tsuchiya Drift KingIn the ROTA Promotional Class Division Race 1, Don Vic Portugal came in first, followed by Evelyn Coseteng (Second Place) and Arbie Jacinto (Third). In Round 2, Jacinto secured a finish again at Third Place, after Roy Bunag (Second Place) and Red Diwa (First Place).In the Bridgestone Sporting Class Division, Tonton Ramos snagged the top spot in Race 1, followed by Paul Lomax (Second Place) and Mark Sy (Third Place). In Round 2, Lord Seno (First Place) was followed by Sean Velasco and Paul Henderson Perez, respectively.Takao Arai, Toyota Vios Vice President, Marketing Division, Mike Esquivel TOTAL Excellium Assistant Vice President, Jasmin Curtis Smith TOTAL Excellium High Performance Racer Awardee​, Kenneth Ocampo TOTAL Excellium Marketing Officer, Keiichi Tsuchiya Drift KingDaniel Miranda dominated the TOTAL Excellium Super Sporting Class Divsion Round 1,while Allan Uy came to a close second along with Gerard Loy (Third Place). In Round 2, Miranda continued to hold on to the top spot, along with Uy (Second Place) and Andres Calma (Third Place).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brook Lopez tries halo-halo, says Jollibee is ‘my favorite’last_img read more

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Annandale father charged for killing son

first_imgAmarnauth Chand, 46, of Lot 81 Narine Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who allegedly hacked his son to death on Wednesday evening was on Friday slapped with a murder charge.The father, who was in tears, was taken before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.Amarnauth Chand being escorted by the PoliceThe charge alleged that on September 28 at Annandale, he murdered his 24-year-old son, Mahesh Chand.He was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on October 26.On the night of the incident, the now dead man’s parents were in a heated argument to which he intervened in aid of his mother.This reportedly angered the accused who proceeded to attack the young man with a cutlass.The mother, Nandranie Chowtie, related to this publication that her husband got home at around 23:00h and began verbally abusing her for $2000 which he had given her earlier to purchase groceries.However, as the defendant abused his wife, the young man reportedly intervened and was dealt chops to his upper chest, abdomen and foot.He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed.After committing the act, the man reportedly fled the scene but was later apprehended by Police.last_img read more

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Wilshere fined Sh6.23m for Spurs s*** jibe

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, June 18- Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 (Sh6,237,195.84) by the Football Association and warned as to his future conduct following his anti-Tottenham chants during the FA Cup victory parade last month.Wilshere, 23, who came through the youth ranks at Arsenal, took to the microphone to mock the Gunners’ North London rivals as the players celebrated on a stage outside Emirates Stadium following the 4-0 final victory over Aston Villa. Wilshere then proceeded to lead the massed ranks of Arsenal fans in a chant which included expletives against Spurs, who again finished below their rivals in the Premier League table.Wilshere, who apologised on Twitter for his actions, accepted a charge of misconduct last week and the FA confirmed the midfielder’s punishment via a statement on Wednesday.“Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 and severely warned as to his future conduct after admitting to a charge of misconduct,” the statement read.“Wilshere was found guilty of making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour after their FA Cup Final victory, with his conduct deemed to be improper and bringing the game into disrepute.”Wilshere was warned about his future conduct after similar scenes 12 months ago following Arsenal’s 2014 FA Cup final victory over Hull City.-By Soccernet.com0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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It’s another long night for 49ers

first_imgLong Beach played decent ball for the first few minutes of its Big West Conference game at Cal State Northridge on Thursday night. On the whole, though, the 49ers came up with another in a long line of poor performances. This time, it was to the tune of a 74-60 defeat at the hands of the Matadors. NORTHRIDGE – It has become painfully clear by now that Long Beach State just doesn’t have a very good women’s basketball team. The 49ers show flashes of being good, but those periods of time are few and far between. To their credit, the 49ers never quit. They trailed by 26 points with 8:49 to play and were able to reduce the final deficit. Then again, doing well during garbage time, when the other team’s best players are on the bench, doesn’t mean much. Karina Figueroa led the 49ers (5-17, 2-6) with 25 points, but she made just 6 of 22 shots from the field. Tyresha Calhoun chipped in with 12 points. The 5-foot-6 guard tied forward Courtney Jacob for team-high rebounding honors with seven. CS Northridge 74, 49ers 60Saturday: at Pacific, 7 p.m. Northridge (10-11, 6-2) had four players score in double figures. Ofa Tulikihihifo led the way with 16 points. LaJoyce King had 14 points and 14 rebounds, Katie Holloway scored 12 and Jamie McCaa had 11 points. Figueroa only took eight shots in the first half as it appeared the 49ers were trying to spread the wealth on offense. The plan worked well during the early stages, but it quickly feel apart. “We were getting good shots but we missed them, and then we weren’t getting any second shots,” 49ers coach Mary Hegarty said. “And then at the other end we compounded it by fouling the other team and we turned the ball over and it’s just a bad combination. “And today our defense was atrocious. We played this team once. We knew what the players did and they all did exactly what they do. And our defense was just not good at all.” Tulikihihifo, who prepped at Redondo Union, made 7 of 13 from the field as the Matadors shot 50 percent compared to 35.1 percent for Long Beach. Northridge is a game under .500 overall, but its 6-2 ledger in conference shows the Matadors are formidable. “I think a lot of that has to do with executing our plays,” Tulikihihifo said. “Just staying focused on us and not the other team.” The first half offered a blueprint of the 49ers’ season. They would play well for a few minutes, then become completely discombobulated. For example, Long Beach had early leads of 7-2 and 9-4. The 49ers were playing solid basketball. The Matadors tied the score 13-13 with 11 minutes left before intermission, but Long Beach still wasn’t playing badly. Then the 49ers began to fall apart. Long Beach was outscored 25-11 the remainder of the half as Northridge took a 38-24 lead into the break. At one point, the 49ers went five minutes without scoring. King scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Matadors in the first half. Figueroa had 10 points for the 49ers. 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

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Whose responsibility?

first_img– Cordell Bowman Tujunga How stupid are we? Re “Should the city bail ’em out?” (Aug. 22): The great mistake made by intelligent people is to refuse to believe that the world is as stupid as it is. Councilman Richard Alarcón is buying votes with taxpayers’ money – plain and simple. How stupid are we? Alarc n constituents, the people who voted for him, should run him out of office now and out of L.A. County on election day. If they don’t, they are just as guilty. – Ray Holm Woodland Hills Breaking up families Re “Sanctuaries in the spotlight” (Aug. 21): In Mayor Villaraigosa’s defense of Elvira Arellano, an illegal alien who was justifiably deported to Mexico, he is quoted as saying “… I can tell you, when families are torn apart, our communities are torn apart.” Finally, after all this time in office, the mayor is able to express his opinion on something that he is an expert on and has personal experience in – breaking up families. Before he criticizes ICE for deporting illegal aliens, he should make sure that his own house is in order. – Ron Dasher Los Angeles Foreign teachers Re “Foreign teachers fill a need at LAUSD” (Aug. 19): As a former Peace Corps volunteer who spent two years working in the Philippines to improve science education there, I was intrigued with the report of Filipino science teachers being hired for L.A. Unified. Consider: American PCVs go to the Philippines to improve science education in the Philippines. Because of emigration from Mexico and places like the Philippines, Los Angeles has too many kids to teach and so looks to Filipino teachers to teach science to foreigners in Los Angeles. So … Americans train foreigners abroad who emigrate to teach foreigners here at home. This strikes me as inefficient. Instead of moving everyone around the world, wouldn’t it make more sense to have Filipino teachers go directly to Mexico – or remain in the Philippines – and teach kids there? – Tim Aaronson El Cerrito Where will it stop Re “Foreign teachers fill a need at LAUSD” (Aug. 19): Has anyone bothered to explore why we have such a shortage of qualified teachers? For those who have long argued that schools should be run more like a business, here it is. My God, where will outsourcing stop? Please tell me that before we outsource our military someone will read Gibbons’ “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” – Brent Smiley West Hills Uncontrollable dogs Re “Rehabbing pit bulls” (Your Opinions, Aug. 21): Marji Beach references terriers and hounds as having a “history” of tracking and killing animals and sarcastically questions whether they “should be banned.” A competent owner can control an aggressive terrier or hound while it’s being walked on a leash. The average dog owner could not hang on to, let alone refocus the attention of, an enormously powerful pit bull determined to kill a small dog or other target on the other side of the street. The original column on rehabbing pit bulls did not call for a ban. It argued against L.A. Animal Services’ proposal to take violent impounded pit bulls, “rehabilitate” them with a six-week training course and adopt them back into our communities. The concept is so nutty, it could only come from a government agency. – Eliza Stevens Sherman Oaks Michael Vick Here’s an idea about how to punish Michael Vick for his despicable, inhumane behavior. Whenever he plays football and loses or “underperforms,” treat him exactly the way he treated those innocent dogs who “underperformed.” Then, and only then, might he get the picture as to just how cruel he really is. – Lawrence Asrilant Palmdale What Americans want Re “Hispanics ignored by candidates” (Their Opinions, Aug. 22): I’m so tired of hearing about how candidates are ignoring one group or another. I’m not sure what country Mare Sanchez is talking about, but the Hispanics that I live, work and socialize with care about the same issues that the rest of us care about. We want safe streets, good schools, a modern infrastructure and low taxes. We want America protected, and we want our borders secure. And we also want honest politicians. This is America, – made up of all races that come together to form the greatest society in the world. To pander to individual groups’ needs and wants is counterproductive to a great society, and is not the kind of candidate most Americans want as a leader. – Gregory Conte West Hills Working women Re “Women need wife support” (Aug. 11): “Now that women have solidly earned their place in the work force, many find themselves still yearning for something men often have: wives.” Working women (married and unmarried) are discovering what many women have known since time immemorial: marvelous things can happen when “wives” are added to the household. Strains and uncertainties in the work place along with countless home responsibilities are being alleviated. Some women, however, choose to suffer painful divorces and joint custodies rather than share their coveted possessions (men). For them, it’s all or nothing at all. Question: Which is preferable: multiple wives or multiple mistresses? – Fred Coble North Hills Osama is dead We killed Osama bin Laden when we bombed the mountains of Tora Bora. For those who think he’s still out there, here’s a few examples of what he would be doing: He’d make videotapes about the successes of current battles. He’d brag that the United States is inept when it comes to catching him. He’d spit in our eye every chance he got, aiming all his fury at George Bush. I’m sure our government knows he’s dead, but like everything they do, they don’t know when to tell the truth to the American people or make up some other pack of lies. Until I see a picture of Osama wearing a Mickey Mouse hat and giving us the finger by the Nemo submarine ride, I refuse to believe anything our government tells us. – Ron Sellz Chatsworth Troop withdrawal The brain trust in Washington, D.C. has decided that there is no military solution for the debacle they created in Iraq and that a political solution is what is needed. I suggest that our troops be brought home and replaced by the worst politicians that money can buy – our executive and legislative members. Advise the Iraqis and their neighbors that the replacements will be armed with WMDs. Hot air and BS. – Chuck Crawford Newhall Thank you, L.A. I am low-income and the seal on my older-model energy-efficient refrigerator died a while back. As I was contemplating how to go about finding a replacement, I received a notice in the mail from the DWP offering me a free brand-new energy-efficient refrigerator. I took them up on it. It was delivered yesterday, and so far it has been great. Thank you, L.A., and thank you, DWP. – Michelle H. Krikorian Sylmar160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Valencia Bailout for bad loans Re “Should the city bail ’em out?” (Aug. 22): No. Most of us realize this is mostly a bailout for the banks, not the homebuyers. Most of these foreclosures are loans where the homebuyer has very little equity in the property because of the bittersweet loans by the banks. The banks have bought overpriced houses for people. The market is making some corrections. Maybe some of these overpriced houses will come back on the market at prices that normal people can afford at normal lending procedures: down payment, principal payments, etc. The banks don’t need my taxes to bail them out. If the banks want to fund the foreclosure stops, let them go ahead. They should never have made these loans in the first place. Re “Should the city bail ’em out?” (Aug. 22): It’s just swell to see that City Councilman Richard Alarc n wants to use city, state and federal “funds” (our tax dollars) to bail out homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure due to risky, sometimes insane home loans they elected to take. Where does it end, Alarc n? If I were to lose the bulk of my family’s savings by making a risky stock investment, can I count on you to “kick the federal government in the butt” and reward me with federal funds? There used to be things called “accountability” and “personal responsibility.” That has now been replaced by the phrase “bail out.” – Bruce Hunt last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Get Fresh Catering seeks Financial Controller / Accounts Person

first_imgJob Vacancy: Get Fresh Catering are now seeking to recruit a Financial Controller /Accounts Person to join their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team. The role:To work alongside the existing Management Team and Managing Directors. A pivotal element of the role will be an involvement in the key decisions affecting the business and therefore a good commercial understanding is essential. Equal Opportunities within the Workplace.How to Apply:To apply for this position, please email your CV to hr@getfresh.ie or via post to HR Department, Get Fresh Catering, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Lifford, Co. Donegal on or before Friday, 14th September 2018 at 5pm.  Job Vacancy: Get Fresh Catering seeks Financial Controller / Accounts Person was last modified: September 4th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AccountantAccounts PersonFinanceFinancial Controllerget fresh cateringJob VacancyStranorlar jobslast_img read more

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Drive-by killer gets life term

first_imgLANCASTER – A Palmdale man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2003 drive-by shooting that killed a Palmdale teenager and wounded three other people outside a party at a west Palmdale home. James Kamply Morris, 27, was identified by a co-defendant as the shooter on Dec. 5, 2003, when 18-year-old Jonte Stewart was killed outside a home that sheriff’s deputies said was known as a hangout for members of a street gang. Morris was sentenced last week in Antelope Valley Superior Court to 26 years to life plus a life term. “Mr. Morris will have contact with family and friends while serving time in prison, while the victim’s mother will never have an opportunity to see her son again,” Deputy District Attorney Benny Osorio said. Stewart’s brother had been shot and killed in Inglewood, and the family moved to Palmdale to try to get away from gang violence, prosecutors said. The defense during the trial argued that other people in another car had committed the shooting, prosecutors said. Stewart and the three other victims were standing outside a party just before midnight when bullets were fired from a passing car. Stewart was hit in the head, authorities said. Bullets wounded two others – in the hip and the arm – and grazed a third victim. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Morris and Jamel Young, 22, of Lancaster were convicted in August of murder and attempted murder. Young’s sentencing was postponed until October because his attorney wants to file a motion for a new trial, officials said. A third defendant, 21-year-old Cozy Cole of Lancaster, testified against the other two, identifying Morris as the shooter and Young as the driver. Cole, who testified he was in the back seat of the car when Morris fired at the Juniper Tree Road house, was sentenced last month to eight years in prison. He had pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter before the other defendants’ trial. The three defendants had been beaten up at a party at the same house about a month earlier and committed the shooting in an act of revenge, prosecutors said. last_img read more

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State office endorsements

first_imgSteve Poizner for insurance commissioner: Silicon Valley entrepreneur Poizner, a Republican, has never held elective office, a fact that some seem to think is a bad thing. Indeed, it’s his political newness and energy that make him a more attractive candidate than Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, who hasn’t recovered from his disastrous run for governor in the Gray Davis recall election. Bustamante is running primarily on his success at losing weight and his affiliation with the Democratic Party. In contrast, Poizner has a well-formed platform that serves Californians well, including keeping insurance companies from red-lining rates, pushing for the development of affordable disaster insurance and rooting out fraud.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHEN it comes to down-ticket statewide offices in the Nov. 7 general election, partisan pedigrees aren’t the best way to determine the best. The following recommendations are based on which of the top candidates seemed most prepared and able for the job, and who would do it with the most honesty and integrity. Tom McClintock for lieutenant governor: Every candidate for this second-in-command job says they are going to make the position less ceremonial and use the bully pulpit to push important policy. We believe that McClintock, the longtime legislator from Thousand Oaks, will actually do it. The Republican state senator particularly wants to focus on cutting taxes and reducing the state’s debt load, two things that have been out of control in California. As well, the conservative would be a good foil to the prevailing fiscally freewheeling pols in Sacramento and makes him the choice over Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, a Democrat with a long record of public service. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Debra Bowen for secretary of state: Nothing against Republican Bruce McPherson, who was appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger, but Bowen, a Democratic senator from the South Bay, has a stronger grasp of the details of the job. Both in the Senate and earlier in the Assembly, Bowen has been an advocate of campaign-finance transparency. She’s got a healthy concern about electronic voting systems and appears to have been preparing for this job her entire career. John Chiang for controller: Having served on the state Board of Equalization for two terms qualifies Chiang for the job as California controller over his rival, former Republican Assemblyman Tony Strickland. Chiang’s intelligence and background in finance makes him more than just a better candidate – it makes the Democratic candidate the right man for the job as the state’s top money manager. Claude Parrish for treasurer: Republican Claude Parrish, also a veteran of the state Board of Equalization, promises he’s going to get California a better deal on its bond sales than his Democrat rival and that he will get Californians saving again. Maybe he will, maybe not, but Parrish’s fiscal conservancy paired with his vast experience in high finance and small business are sure to be a benefit to the job as the state’s top investor. The Democratic candidate, Attorney General Bill Lockyer, has done a capable job as the state’s top cop. But being a career politician and lawyer does not qualify him as the state’s financial manager. last_img read more

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Arsenal bid for Brazilian, Spurs boost, Man United and Liverpool rivals for striker

first_imgtalkSPORT.com rounds up the biggest transfer news and latest gossip from Sunday’s papers and online… no dice Arsenal have made a bid to sign Malcom, the Barcelona forward, on loan. The 21-year-old Brazilian has struggled to establish himself at Camp Nou since joining from Bordeaux last summer. (Sun)Real Madrid have ended their interest in Christian Eriksen in a huge boost to Tottenham Hotspur. Denmark playmaker Eriksen has long been linked with a move to the Bernabeu, but Real chiefs are now eyeing a deal for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard instead. (AS)Manchester United and Liverpool are rivals in the race to sign Romello Mitchell, the 16-year-old Birmingham striker. The Premier League duo are monitoring the exciting prospect, and bids could soon be made. (Mail)Alvaro Morata will undergo a medical on Sunday ahead of completing a move to Atletico Madrid. The Chelsea forward is expected to join Atleti on loan for the remainder of the season. (Sky Sports) RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY And here are the top talkSPORT.com stories…EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Pearce believes West Ham fans will fall back in love with Marko Arnautovic quicklyMarko Arnautovic: West Ham forward signs contract extension with club despite strong links with China move in JanuaryChelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi hands in transfer request in bid to force through Bayern Munich move 3 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Morata has disappointed during his time with Chelsea Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Everton fan has face slashed as brawl erupts in street before FA Cup tie against MillwallPortsmouth and Queens Park Rangers players involved in 22-man brawl as punches are reportedly thrown during feisty FA Cup clashArsenal transfer news: How the Gunners could line-up with Ivan Perisic, plus Christopher Nkunku or Denis Suarez huge blow Newcastle are preparing an offer for Andreas Samaris, the Benfica and Greece midfielder. The Magpies will allegedly make a bid to sign Samaris on loan for the remainder of the season, paying €500,000 to complete the deal. Samaris’ contract with Benfica expires at the end of the season. (O Jogo)Newcastle are also reviving their interest in Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca, having seen a move for Jordan Lukaku fall through. Barreca, 23, was the Magpies’ previous target before they swooped for Lukaku. (Mail)Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea defender Gary Cahill on loan. Cahill, the centre-back, is expected to leave Stamford Bridge before the end of the month having struggled for game time under Maurizio Sarri. (Sun)West Ham look set to sign Maxi Gomez by paying his £43.5million release clause. Gomez, the 22-year-old Uruguayan, is expected to return to Celta Vigo on loan for the remainder of the season. (Guardian)Rangers captain James Tavernier, the full-back, is the subject of interest from Southampton. Steven Gerrard is unwilling to sell the 27-year-old for anything less than £8million however. (Express) BEST OF MONEY REVEALED Hudson-Odoi looks set to leave Chelsea 3last_img read more

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