1 Crystal Palace star Yohan Cabaye Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has revealed some of his team-mates forced him out of Paris Saint-Germain.The 29-year-old moved to the French champions from Newcastle in January 2014 after scoring seven Premier League goals that season.However, the Frenchman has now admitted that upon arriving in the French capital certain players made it clear they didn’t want him there.Cabaye this summer ended his time with PSG and reunited with his former boss Alan Pardew, who shelled out £10m to bring him to the Eagles.“I know that when I arrived [at PSG], there are some players who did not want me to come,” Cabaye told Canal+.“That’s football, it does not matter. Maybe one day we will speak again. It’s a number of things.“Once there is a loose ball or a bad pass, there’s bad looks. I hoped one day to wear the shirt of PSG and I had the opportunity, but it did not happen the way I wanted.“But I have no grudge against anyone.”
Wayne Rooney 1 Wayne Rooney hopes to break England’s goalscoring record against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday but his focus is on sealing top spot in Euro 2016 qualifying Group E.The Manchester United forward equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 goals by scoring in Saturday’s 6-0 defeat of San Marino, a win which secured their place for France next summer.The 29-year-old has loftier goal targets and is prepared to be patient if he doesn’t bring up his half-century against the Swiss. “It would be nice to do it at Wembley,” Rooney said.“It would be nice to do it and move on from that and concentrate on the team again. That’s the most important thing. To try to win the game tomorrow and finish the group top.“If it happens tomorrow then great. If not, it’s not something that will concern me. The main concern is the game.“I feel I’ve still got quite a lot of games left to play for England. If I was sat here saying ‘I just want to get 50 goals’ then I’d be lying.“I’d be disappointed if I ended my England career on 50 goals. I want to kick on and try to score as many goals as I can.“I’ve still got plenty of games to do that. Hopefully by the time I finish playing it will be more goals than 50.”
Christian Benteke celebrates his goal for Liverpool against Southampton 1 Jurgen Klopp may still be waiting for his first win as Liverpool manager, but fans are pretty happy with what they’ve seen.The Reds went close to picking up three points but were held 1-1 by Southampton at Anfield, though Christian Benteke gave supporters hope with a fine header.Benteke, a £32m signing in the summer, has had his start to life on Merseyside interrupted by injury and supporters are hoping this means the big Belgian is now over his spell on the sidelines.His name was trending on Twitter straight after the game and with Chelsea up next, his goal scoring return appears to have come at the right time.
“There’s a great need for a noninvasive and safe way to identify people who don’t have signs but have risk” of heart disease, he said. But there are potential downsides to more people doing this testing without extensive training. Suddenly, small-town family doctors could see scary-looking artery buildups and rush to treat some that might never be life-threatening. And while patients who see the pictures may be motivated to quit smoking, lose weight or go on cholesterol drugs, some might suffer side effects from unnecessary treatment. Ultrasounds also are being advertised directly to consumers – the latest “peace of mind” test like whole-body CT scans and MRIs. Some drugmakers are promoting wider testing because it could boost cholesterol pill sales. The American Heart Association says testing with traditional ultrasound machines can help certain patients, but does not endorse widespread screening with the small devices because proof of benefit is lacking. Guidelines from several groups suggesting who should use the small ultrasound devices, and on which patients, are expected next spring, said Stein, who heads a panel writing the advice. On balance, many doctors see more promise than peril. “It’s equivalent to a mammogram of the heart,” said Dr. Christopher Rembold, a cardiologist at the University of Virginia. If doctors see something suspicious, they can refer patients to specialists for more extensive tests before deciding whether or how to treat it, he said. Screening involves checking for buildups called plaque and measuring the thickness of the wall of the main neck artery. Normal thickness varies by age, race and sex, and charts give doctors detailed guidance. Too-thick arteries are a sign of higher risk for heart attack. Until recently, only ultrasound specialists did these tests, which were analyzed by a radiologist. That often meant patients needed another appointment at a hospital or ultrasound center, and a return trip to their primary doctor for results. The portable ultrasound devices are changing that. SonoSite Inc. of Bothell, Wash., came out with one in 1999. It was followed by GE Healthcare, a suburban Milwaukee unit of General Electric. They mostly are used in emergency rooms to check for problems with the heart’s valves or pumping capacity, or bulging abdominal arteries threatening to rupture. But scanning neck arteries became more common after SonoSite’s MicroMaxx came out in 2005. The 8-pound device is a small laptop and costs $25,000, or about $40,000 with related software. The pocket-size device that went on sale last week – the $10,000 Acuson P10 – might eventually expand artery scanning even more. Siemens Medical Solutions, the Malvern, Pa.-based unit of the German company Siemens AG, initially will sell the device for traditional heart imaging and emergency use, but plans to offer artery imaging in the near future. The quality of the images will have to be proved for the device to gain wide acceptance, several experts said. At UW-Madison, doctors have done neck scans with portable ultrasounds on about 900 patients. They charge $295, and three local HMOs agreed to pay. Most insurers do not, because of limited proof of the value of such tests. Others are selling neck scanning directly to consumers. Dr. Robert Bonow, cardiology chief at Northwestern University and a past heart association president, recently got an ad in the mail for screening at a shopping center near his Glencoe, Ill., home. He worries about the accuracy of such testing. Suppose the scanning is 90 percent accurate, and the normal rate of heart disease is 10 percent, he said. That would mean 20 out of 200 people would have heart disease and 180 would not. But the scan would tell 18 people they had it when they didn’t, and would miss heart disease in 18 who did. Because of the false alarms, “you may be treating twice as many people as you have to,” he said. “If you’re dealing with 2 million people, that’s a lot of people who don’t need treatment.” Robert Rosner, an ultrasound technician in Fort Myers, Fla., sells screening to police, fire and other municipal workers and through doctor offices and health clubs. He charges $180 and offers a personal testimonial. At age 42, he scanned his own arteries and was surprised to see a 30 percent narrowing in one. A doctor put him on medications, and a couple of years later, the plaque was gone. “Without needles or radiation or pain … there’s disease in the body that can be reversed,” he said. “I’m living proof.” UW’s Stein is leading a study to see whether family practice doctors can be trained in a weekend to accurately do the tests. SonoSite donated equipment, and a university-administered grant is paying for the study, which will test 350 patients. “The danger of overtreating is low, especially in an environment where we dangerously undertreat risk factors,” Stein said. Screening itself can be good, he pointed out. A previous study found that even those whose arteries were found to be normal were motivated to exercise more.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MADISON, Wis. – What if your doctor could swipe a wand over your neck and reveal whether you have hidden heart disease? That is now possible in places other than the sick bay of the starship Enterprise. Miniature ultrasound machines are starting to make their way into ordinary doctors’ offices, where they may someday be as common as stethoscopes and EKGs. A pocket-sized one weighing less than 2 pounds hit the market last week. Some of these devices can make images of neck arteries, which offer a “window” to heart arteries that cannot easily be seen. If the neck vessels are clogged, doctors know that those around the heart probably are, too, and that treatment or more testing is needed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe new ultrasound machines offer a relatively cheap, painless way to screen people with no symptoms of heart problems for signs of hidden trouble. Is that a good thing? Many doctors say yes, because for one-third of heart disease sufferers, the first symptom is dropping dead of a heart attack. Finding these people early and treating them could save lives. The test may be especially good for women, who often have few traditional signs. Lisa Rosenstock of Madison, Wis., is an example. At age 41, this trim, athletic mom had normal cholesterol and blood pressure but a troubling family history of heart attacks. Ultrasound revealed a big clog in the main artery from her heart to her head. Her cardiologist, Dr. James Stein of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, put her on medicines to lower her risk of a heart attack or stroke. He also is leading a study aimed at making ultrasound testing more common.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.They sent me an agreement stating I had to pay $1,400 by Oct. 18 and then $1,900 for four more months until my regular mortgage of $901 is caught up. They also stated all of those payments have to be in full; even if the total of partial payments are paid before the due date, they will not accept them. Can they do that? I do not understand why the money has to be paid in one lump sum as long as they get it before it is due. – Jeremy By Steve Bucci BANKRATE.COM Q uestion: I left active duty in the Marine Corps about seven months ago and got behind on my mortgage payments. I found a new job and am able to make the payments and some extra, but the mortgage company will not accept partial payment. Answer: I hear your frustration at the mortgage company’s rigid requirements for catching up on your mortgage loan. Unfortunately, you are not the only one, by a long shot, who is trying to catch up with missed mortgage payments. But I’m happy to say that there are some new, innovative solutions available. One such program is called PHASES – short for Preserving Homeownership and Savings Education Strategy. This program can give borrowers in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New York and Ohio who meet certain criteria a grant to catch up on their mortgages. The program is administered by Money Management International, the largest HUD-certified national nonprofit credit counseling agency. The program combines an online education program with counseling and the opportunity for individuals to receive a grant for up to $5,000 to bring past-due mortgage payments current. They also may be able to have other, nonmortgage debts, such as vehicle loans, brought current (as car repossession can put new pressure on a mortgage and lead to renewed problems). This kind of innovative response to the mortgage crisis facing many families is refreshing. The number of states involved has grown, so if yours is not on the current list, I’d check to see if it has been added. You can get more information about this program by calling 888-589-6959 or on the Money Management International Web site, www.money management.org. For those of you who live in the other states, I suggest you check for what programs may be available in your area by contacting a HUD-certified counseling agency. You can find a list of approved agencies on the HUD Web site, www.hud.gov. It sounds to me like you have the money that is necessary to meet the agreement to catch up on your loan; you would just like some flexibility in making the payments. What you have experienced so far is a variation on business as usual: often inflexible approaches offered by mortgage lenders who are following bureaucratic process and procedures laid down by investors and regulators that need to be updated. Let me caution you to be sure to make each payment exactly as scheduled and in the full amount. Mortgages are very different animals from other bills. Once you reach a certain point in delinquency, usually between 60 days and 90 days, the rules become very inflexible. A mistake at this time can lead to a fast train ride to foreclosure with no stops on the way. If you rely on the discipline you learned in the Marine Corps and stay with it, you’ll get caught up with your mortgage before you know it. Steve Bucci is president of Money Management International Financial Education Foundation. Go to www.moneymanagement.org for additional advice. 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Since 1997, Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, have provided grants to build playgrounds at some 400 LAUSD schools. On Wednesday, the couple dedicated two new playgrounds at Shirley Avenue Elementary School in Reseda. And, wouldn’t you know, Kirk was the biggest, happiest kid of the bunch. The Douglases clearly delight in giving to the children of L.A. – and for that, a charmed city is grateful. HERE in Los Angeles, we do things differently. Our philanthropists have been known to wear clown suits, to play on children’s slides, and to jokingly threaten to take away kids’ Halloween candy. At the age of 90. Well, at least one of our philanthropists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A DONEGAL fish farm has been halted amid concerns all fish farms in the county could be facing new restrictions.The authority which regulates fish farms in the country has also issued a strongly-worded statement questioning the number of jobs created by them.It has questioned one new fish farm in Galway Bay and is opposing two others – in Donegal and Mayo. It says scientific studies show sea lice from farmed salmon are wiping out wild salmon stocks off the Irish coast. The Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is the state agency charged with the conservation, protection, development, management and promotion of Ireland’s inland fisheries and sea angling resource.The Board of IFI agrees with the recent statement by Minister Fergus O’ Dowd on offshore salmon farming and welcomes the development of Ireland’s aquaculture sector, once any development complies with Ireland’s obligations under relevant EU environmental legislation, particularly the Habitats Directive, and does not adversely affect salmon and sea trout stocks.The Board have made a submission on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) for the proposed offshore salmon farm as part of the public consultation process, and recommends that this submission, which is on the IFI website, is read in full by any interested parties.In the submission, concerns were raised in relation to the location and scale of the proposed salmon farm and how its development and operation could impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks and their habitat. These concerns are based on scientific reports by respected authors and knowledge of the impact of existing fish farms on salmon and sea trout populations off the west coast of Ireland. Recent peer reviewed international scientific literature on the impacts of sea lice on salmonids show them to have devastating effects on wild salmon, accounting for up to 39% of salmon mortalities. The Board does not believe that the corpus of peer reviewed international scientific literature which recognises the negative impacts of sea lice on salmonids have been adequately dealt with in the EIS.The Board says it welcomes any sustainable initiative which will provide jobs in rural coastal communities however it queries the figure of 500 jobs being associated with the proposed offshore salmon farm.Published data on employment and production in the salmon farming sector show that 9,923 tonnes of salmon were produced in 2007 and 133 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) people were employed in salmon farming.If the same ratios, 74.6 tonnes of salmon per person employed, are used in the context of the current proposal for a 15,000 tonne salmon farm this accounts for only 202 jobs.A very recent report in aquaculture news site www.fishnews.eu claims that Scottish Islanders were delighted that a new 2000 tonne salmon farm had been granted planning and would create 4 full time jobs. “Again if applying the same ratios to the current proposal this amounts to 30 jobs, assuming no economies of scale,” said the IFI.The statement went on: “Notwithstanding this the Board have serious concerns that whatever the number of jobs created by the current proposal they will be more than offset by the associated loss of jobs in the recreational angling and tourism sectors if this development proceeds without adequate environmental protections in place.“Top line figures from a recently commissioned survey of domestic recreational anglers suggest they contribute approximately €143 million to the economy, predominantly in rural areas, with the preferred locations for angling overnights in the West and South West and an additional €89 million is contributed by tourist anglers.“The Board believe that Ireland’s reputation as a pristine wild fishery destination must be safeguarded. Angling tourism is characterised by the fact that consumption takes place where the resource is readily available, such as on the West Coast. “Tourism activity is particularly concentrated in areas which lack an intensive industry base, and it is credited with having a significant regional distributive effect. Consequently, the economic benefit is kept within Ireland, and not expatriated to another country which would most likely be the case if an international operator was awarded the franchise to run the proposed offshore salmon farm.“The Board believe that proposals being brought forward for two further offshore salmon farms in Mayo and Donegal are premature given that significant issues over the current proposal have not yet been resolved. No further applications should be progressed until all stakeholders are satisfied that the current proposal is sustainable and has no adverse impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks.“Despite the ever increasing pressures on our fisheries, Ireland still boasts a wealth of inland and sea angling resources which greatly enhance the quality of people’s lives on a daily basis as well as delivering economic and social benefits to the Irish economy in the form of job creation, social inclusion and tourism revenue. We cannot be complacent about the resource, or our management of the environment. In this regard the Board of IFI would like to reiterate its commitment to the protection of Irelands wild fish and the aquatic habitat.”FUTURE OF DONEGAL FISH FARMS IN DOUBT AFTER AGENCY’S TOUGH STATEMENT was last modified: November 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FUTURE OF DONEGAL FISH FARMS IN DOUBT AFTER AGENCY’S TOUGH STATEMENT
1 Leighton Baines has made 15 appearances for Everton this season Leighton Baines has claimed Everton’s players lack chemistry following a third successive Premier League defeat at the weekend.The Toffees fell to a 1-0 loss at Manchester United on Sunday and were booed off by the travelling fans, whose side are 12th in the table and level on points with Bournemouth.Although Roberto Martinez’s side have an FA Cup semi-final to contest later this month, their league form has frustrated supporters that believe a squad featuring John Stones, Ross Barkley and 25-goal striker Romelu Lukaku should be higher up the division.And Baines insists Everton’s current team are not gelling together as they should.He told the Liverpool Echo: “I just don’t feel as though the chemistry is quite there with the team on the pitch at the moment, and it hasn’t been for a while.“We are maybe leaning too heavily on individuals to come up with something.“We’re in games; we were in the game on Sunday and had a couple of chances, but we’re not performing as a team to the level we know we can or we should be.“Results have an impact on that because chemistry and confidence go hand in hand. Look at the teams who are having success this year and you’d say they have chemistry. “If I had to say one thing, I just don’t know if it’s there with us at the moment, for whatever reason.”With 13 points separating the Toffees and sixth-placed West Ham, European qualification through the league is now seemingly out of reach.Baines has therefore urged his team-mates to put things right ahead of their semi-final date at Wembley to try and salvage what is turning out to be a disappointing campaign.“We’re not where we should be,” the 31-year-old added.“We haven’t won enough games to make excuses. You get judged at the end of the season and we’re getting towards the end of the season, and we’re not near a position we should be in given what we’ve got.“We’re all accountable. We try and put it right but we’ve not been able to. That’s the third loss on the bounce in the league which is disappointing to us all.“We want to win every time we go out to play and we’d like to go into that cup game with a few wins behind us. That’s our season in some respects now, it certainly is from the fans’ point of view and we’ve let them down a lot, it’s our only way of making it up to them.”
John Barnes has told talkSPORT Marcus Rashford’s late call-up to England’s pre-Euro 2016 training squad exposes the lack of options available to manager Roy Hodgson.Manchester United youngster Rashford has enjoyed a brilliant Premier League breakthrough in the second half of this season.Stepping up from the youth ranks, the 18-year-old scored two braces in his first two senior appearances, against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League and Arsenal in the Premier League, and went on to net seven goals in 16 United appearances.His stunning rise has impressed Hodgson enough to warrant an invitation to his provisional 26-man squad, before he decides his final 23 for the summer’s tournament.But Barnes believes his selection displays a lack of depth in the England ranks.“With a player like Rashford getting in the squad after only a handful of games, it shows that Roy doesn’t really have a lot to choose from,” the Thee Lions legend, who made his international debut aged 19, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“That would never have happened ten years ago.”However, Barnes admits that, by picking Rashford over a number of older and more experienced players, Hodgson is right to begin thinking about the England side of the future.The former Liverpool midfielder added: “It has to come to the time when you have to look to the future.“Someone like Jermain Defore has done very well this season, but he isn’t going to be a part of England’s future, whereas Rashford is.“So to give him some experience in the initial squad, it’s a good decision moving forward. Wayne Rooney isn’t going to be there for much longer either, so therefore you’d think Rashford would probably get into the squad full time in the next year or so.“Roy has a responsibility to look to the future, that’s what he’s doing.”
5 Miralem Pjanic could be sold – Roma president Jim Pallotta has suggested Pjanic could move to Old Trafford this summer. Football Italia report Pallotta said that if United match his release clause then the Bosnian will be on his way to the Premier League. 5 Real Madrid not chasing David De Gea – Real Madrid will not take up the option of signing De Gea fro £39m before June 15, with Zinedine Zidane electing to keep Keylor Navas as his number one goalkeeper, report Spanish outlet AS. The Spaniard recently spoke of his excitement of the prospect of working with new boss Mourinho. 5 5 Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcement this week – click the arrow, right, for more transfer rumours – Ibrahimovic is set to make a big announcement on Tuesday with it claimed he will be announcing his next club. Should he do that though, he will be forfeiting a £3.9m loyalty bonus according to the Mirror, as he would have agreed to sign for the Red Devils before his Paris Saint-Germain contract has expired. 5 Andre Gomes added to the list – Italian outlet Alfredo Pedula say Mourinho has added Valencias Gomes to his midfield wishlist which also contains the names of Paul Pogba, Joao Mario and Saul Niguez. Mourinho watched Gomes during Englands 1-0 win over Portugal at Wembley this week. The rush to push through signings before the start of Euro 2016 is on and there may be one or two at Old Trafford before Friday.Jose Mourinho has identified who he wants to bring to Old Trafford so Manchester United can mount a serious title challenge and Ed Woodward is already involved in negotiations with those targets.The Portuguese has also reportedly decided who is to leave the club this summer but it is likely those deals will be completed later on in the summer.IS THIS MOURINHO’S MANCHESTER UNITED XI? FEATURING ALL NEW CENTRE MIDFIELD PAIRING AND £100M OF NEW SIGNINGSEvery day brings fresh transfer rumours about the Red Devils and talkSPORT have rounded up the latest ones.Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest United transfer rumours. Eric Bailly talks to continue – Talks between Baillys representatives, Villarreal and Ed Woodward are set to continue this week, according to the Daily Mail. Villarreal are ready to let the 22-year-old leave with owner Fernando Roig saying if Bailly wants to move to Old Trafford, then the club will not stand in his way.