Everton injury news: Tom Cleverley could return in six weeks, according to Roberto Martinez

first_img Tom Cleverley Everton manager Roberto Martinez is expecting Tom Cleverley to return in six weeks after injuring his ankle against Tottenham last month. The midfielder had to be stretchered off during the goalless draw at White Hart Lane and it was feared he would face a prolonged spell on the sidelines. But speaking ahead of the Toffees’ clash with Premier League champions Chelsea this weekend, Martinez confirmed that Cleverley suffered minor ligament damage rather than a fracture. “It is hard to tell how long he will be out,” the Spaniard said. “With ligament damage you could expect six to eight weeks but knowing how strong and fit Tom is we’re looking at six weeks.“The scans revealed it was no fracture and it was only ligament damage and although it will be a long period it is not as bad as feared.” 1last_img read more

Championship round-up: Wins for top four, Birmingham edge closer to play-offs

first_imgIt was a good night for the leading teams in the Championship as the top four all recorded victories.Hull maintained their one-point lead thanks to Mohamed Diame’s 48th-minute goal in a 1-0 win at Ipswich.Burnley won by the same scoreline against Nottingham Forest, with Sam Vokes scoring in the 68th minute.Middlesbrough had to come from behind to post a 3-1 victory against Cardiff.Fabio’s first goal for Cardiff after 20 minutes was cancelled out five minutes later by a calamity moment for his team-mate Matthew Connolly, whose attempted clearance ended up in his own net.Gaston Ramirez popped up in the 63rd minute to put Boro ahead and David Nugent made sure of a first win in six shortly after Grant Leadbitter had missed a penalty.It was rather easier for Brighton, who emphatically ended Bristol City’s winning run with a 4-0 victory at Ashton Gate.Jamie Murphy and Sam Baldock put the Seagulls two up in 21 minutes, Tomer Hemed extended the lead in the 56th minute and a Mark Little own goal rounded off the scoring, with City missing a late penalty.Sheffield Wednesday climbed to fifth after a 1-1 draw with QPR on a mixed night for Atdhe Nuhiu.Daniel Tozser put Rangers ahead shortly after Nuhiu had missed a penalty but the Wednesday man made amends by netting a 63rd-minute equaliser.Birmingham moved to within three points of the play-off places and deepened Bolton’s woes with a 1-0 win thanks to Clayton Donaldson’s 29th-minute goal.It is looking increasingly likely that Dean Holdsworth will be chairman of a League One club, with the Trotters now seven points from safety.It would have been nine but 10-man Huddersfield scored a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw with MK Dons.Alex Revell put the Dons ahead in the 28th minute and Philip Billing was sent off four minutes after half-time but Nahki Wells popped up with an equaliser in the 86th minute.The other sides in the bottom three also lost, with Charlton going down 2-1 at Preston and Reading beating Rotherham 1-0 thanks to Hal Robson-Kanu’s 66th-minute strike.Callum Robinson scored the winner for Preston in the 52nd minute after Johann Berg Gudmundsson had quickly cancelled out Joe Garner’s opener. Charlton’s cause was not helped by a red card for Harry Lennon.A stunning goal from Lewis Cook earned Leeds a 1-1 draw with Fulham, who had taken the lead through Tom Cairney’s third of the week. The Londoners had Fernando Amorebieta sent off in stoppage time.John Swift scored twice for Brentford and Sergi Canos once as they eased to a 3-0 win against Wolves.Result in fullBirmingham 1-0 BoltonBrentford 3-0 WolvesBristol City 0-4 BrightonBurnley 1-0 Nottingham ForestIpswich 0-1 Hull CityLeeds 1-1 FulhamMiddlesbrough 3-1 CardiffMK Dons 1-1 HuddersfieldPreston 2-1 CharltonSheffield Wednesday 1-1 QPRReading 1-0 Rotherham 1 Brentford eased to a 3-0 win against Wolves last_img read more

Arsenal blow! Santi Cazorla could miss the rest of the season with injury

first_img1 Santi Cazorla faces missing the rest of the season after Arsene Wenger revealed the Arsenal midfielder has suffered an Achilles problem.The Spain international has been out since November with a knee injury but now has an issue with tendonitis which could yet rule him out for the remainder of the campaign.The Gunners have struggled with Cazorla on the sidelines and are five points off the top of the Barclays Premier League table after Sunday’s defeat at Manchester United.It was initially hoped the 31-year-old would be back at some point in March but – ahead of Wednesday night’s game with Swansea – Wenger gave a fresh prognosis on Cazorla.“Santi is not doing too well,” he said.“He has some Achilles problems that hold him back. His knee is doing well but his Achilles has inflamed a little bit and we have to put him off impact.Asked if he is now set to return in April, Wenger replied: “We have to see now how he responds. He had always a little tendonitis on his Achilles and we have to see how he responds to that.”Fellow midfielder Jack Wilshere is still looking at a minimum of three weeks before making his own long-awaited return having not played this season due to a broken fibula.He is now set to miss England’s friendly double-header later this month with Wenger confirming he has not started training with the squad as of yet.“Jack is doing quite well but has still not been outside yet,” he said.“Running, I think, starts again this week. Three to four weeks (until he is back). I can understand you worry for the England team. I worry as well. I’m a supporter of England.”With experienced campaigners Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky also out, Wenger’s options in the middle of the park are limited.The Frenchman has come in for criticism in recent days after the Old Trafford defeat saw Arsenal suffer a set-back in the race for their first league title in 12 years.But the 66-year-old insists he has become immune to those who have derided both him and his team having been in the job for two decades.“We live in a society where the excess is permanent but when the excess is permanent it becomes ineffective,” he said.“You become immune to it. In life you have to focus on what can influence your life. People are entitled to their opinion but what can influence my life and the life of the club is putting a good performance on.“Football is a pleasure. We should not forget that. Football is fantastic as well because it’s unpredictable and not mathematical. We have to accept that it’s like that and that it is fantastic like that.”SEE HERE: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain now facing up to TWO MONTHS out, reveals Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Santi Cazorla has been out of action since November last_img read more

Mortgage relief bill advances

first_imgThe House last month passed legislation to expand backing of mortgages by the Federal Housing Administration, which now insures some 3.7 million loans in the event of default, with a view to helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. “Families dealing with the pain of a foreclosure should not have the double whammy of a large tax bill,” Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said of the tax-relief measure he sponsored. To help offset the $650 million in tax revenue, the legislation also makes it harder to get breaks on capital gains taxes for the sale of second homes. The White House supports the tax measure but wants the mortgage relief to be in effect for three years, not permanent, as approved by the House. President George W. Bush is opposed to limiting tax breaks on the sale of second homes. The Mortgage Bankers Association expressed strong support for the tax-relief bill, but fiercely criticized the bankruptcy measure. “Lenders will have no choice but to move to foreclosure right away to ensure that they are not covered by the onerous provisions of this bill,” the group said in a statement. “In the longer term, investors and speculators who overpaid for homes at the height of the housing bubble will have an incentive to file for bankruptcy, walk away from the loan and property, and reap an undeserved windfall.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Financial relief for homeowners facing foreclosure or in bankruptcy advanced in the House on Thursday as the House approved legislation to help financially strapped homeowners. The bill, passed by a 386-to-27 vote, would give a tax break to homeowners who have mortgage debt forgiven as part of a foreclosure or a reworking of a loan. The value of that forgiveness, which is now taxable as income, would become tax-exempt. While the measure is anticipated to reduce the taxes of some strapped homeowners by a total of $650 million, it also looks to help offset that by limiting a tax break available on the sale of second homes. Another measure, narrowly approved by a House Judiciary subcommittee and opposed by Republicans on the panel, has been sent to the full Judiciary Committee. It would revise the bankruptcy code to help homeowners facing default and foreclosure, biting into already hard-hit profits at mortgage lenders. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThat bill would allow judges to order mortgage lenders to ease terms for homeowners in bankruptcy proceedings. Currently, mortgage lenders can foreclose against a homeowner in default 90 days after the filing of bankruptcy. Legislation similar to both bills is pending in the Senate. Mortgage lenders would be “terrified” of getting wrapped up in bankruptcy proceedings, said Brian Gardner, a research analyst with investment firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. The House vote was the latest congressional reaction to a mortgage crisis touched off this spring by a blowup in high-priced home loans for risky borrowers, which has thrown a pall over the economy. An estimated 2 million to 2.5 million adjustable-rate mortgages – worth some $600 billion – will jump from low initial “teaser” rates to higher rates this year and next. Steep pre-payment penalties have made it difficult for some to get out of their mortgages, and some overstretched homeowners can’t afford to refinance or sell their homes. Foreclosures are at record highs and late payments are spiking. Lenders have been forced out of business and investors have taken huge financial hits. last_img read more

Signature day for governor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.AB 1471 by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, will require semiautomatic handguns made and sold in California to include crime-fighting technology that will microstamp each bullet fired from the gun. It’s also the first such measure in the nation. The NRA and other foes argued that the technique is not reliable and could be used to implicate innocent people. Schwarzenegger said, in his signing message, that he understands the technology is not perfect, but hopes it will provide law enforcement with a new tool to solve violent crimes. The law won’t take effect until 2010. The governor also signed AB 821 by Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, banning lead ammunition in certain areas of the state where lead bullets are believed to be the source of poisoning of endangered condors. Copper ammunition will instead be allowed. Audubon California representatives praised the governor’s decision, calling the legislation a creative solution that allows wildlife protection and hunting to coexist. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Sunday making California the first state in the nation to ban the use of a toxic chemical in baby toys, forging a theme of defying conservative interests as he pushed toward a midnight deadline to deal with more than 950 bills sent to his desk by state lawmakers. Despite industry opposition, the Republican governor signed AB 1108 by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, prohibiting the use of phthalates to make plastic flexible. “When a child puts a phthalate-laden teether in her mouth,” said Rachel Gibson of Environment California, “it’s like sucking on a toxic lollipop.” Perhaps the biggest news over the weekend came when the governor signed two ammunition- related bills vigorously opposed by the National Rifle Association. But Lawrence Keane, of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said that Schwarzenegger “has proven to gun owners and sportsmen that he is just another liberal anti-gun Hollywood actor.” And even though the governor, as expected, vetoed the most significant gay-rights legislation – a marriage bill by Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco – he signed eight other measures backed by gay-rights advocates. They include implementing joint tax filing by domestic partners and reinforcing anti-discrimination laws for gay youth in schools. Ultimately, this year’s session paled in comparison with last year, when he teamed with Democrats to produce unprecedented legislation to curb global emissions and get $43 billion in infrastructure bonds approved by voters. A budget standoff eroded legislative efforts and a bipartisan atmosphere. Left out was health care reform, sentencing and parole reform as a means to ease overcrowding rather than just new construction, assisted suicide, water storage and redistricting reform. The governor has called lawmakers into special session in hopes of accomplishing what couldn’t be done in the regular session – health care reform and water storage – but it’s far from clear what, if anything, will emerge and it appears more likely that both sides will allow the voters to make the hard choices. Here’s a look at some of the bills the governor vetoed and signed, most of which will take effect Jan. 1: It’s a law Among the bills signed by the governor: SB 22, Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, will require bottled water manufacturers to list the source of their water on the label by 2009. SB 976, Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, creates the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which would oversee ferries. SB 880, Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, will end California’s ban on importing or selling kangaroo-skin products. The material is popular for products such as high-performance soccer cleats. SB 362, Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, prohibits employers and others from forcing anyone to have a radio frequency identification device implanted under their skin. SB 586, Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, sets aside $35 million statewide for housing trusts aimed at affordable housing. AB 236, Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, revamps policies regarding the purchase of vehicles for state and local government fleets in order to increase fuel efficiency and the use of alternative fuels. AB 221, Assemblyman Joel Anderson, R-El Cajon, prohibits the state’s pension funds from investing in companies with active business in Iran. AB 1470, by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, creates the Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 to provide incentives for attaining installation of 200,000 solar water heating systems by 2017. AB 34, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, requires the creation of the Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program and creates a special fund for federal monies and donations to public cord blood banks. AB 1381, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, establishes the Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy and requires it to administer various federal grants relating to juvenile justice and street gang crime prevention. AB 1291, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, requires, in some cases, that a parent of a minor involved in a first-time gang-related offense be ordered to attend anti-gang violence parenting classes. AB 162, Assemblywoman Lois Wolk, D-Davis, requires cities and counties to address flood-related matters in the land use, conservation, safety and housing elements of their general plans. It’s not a law The governor vetoed the following bills: SB 1, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would have allowed illegal immigrants who are California high school graduates to be eligible for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. SB 609, Sen. Gloria Romero, D-East Los Angeles, would have prevented what the author called wrongful “snitch” convictions in California. The bill would have provided that a defendant cannot be convicted purely on the uncorroborated testimony of an in-custody informant. SB 63 by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, would have required that dairy and meat products from cloned animals intended for human consumption be clearly labeled. AB 45 by Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland which would have returned more powers to the Oakland Unified School District, which was taken over by the state when it went bankrupt. AB 1413 by Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, which was aimed at curbing salary hikes for California State University System officials. [email protected] (916) 447-9302160Want 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

Can’t blame him

first_imgRe “Grayja-vu” (Out Opinions, Nov. 16): When Gov. Schwarzenegger first took office, he was hellbent to make significant changes that would improve California and the life of all Californians. But when he attempted to do this with his reforms that the Legislature would not sanction and he went directly to the people for their support, we the people let him down. So our governor listened to our voices and with egg on his face shifted into a more conciliatory mode out of necessity. We cannot blame him for the mess California is in, we can only blame ourselves, and of course our other elected officials in Sacramento who care more about their own agendas than properly governing and improving our state and who by the defeat of the governor’s propositions were emboldened. – Millie Derose San Fernando What you pay for Re “Who will take pay raises?” (Nov. 20): So, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo will be earning (I mean getting) $214,546 a year. Do you think that maybe, just maybe, he could set aside some money in the household budget for auto insurance? And maybe just a little more in case someone in the family, let’s say, a wife, gets behind the wheel of a city vehicle and fails to bring it back in the same condition. So much for the phrase, “you get what you pay for.” – Eric Heilbrun Valencia L.A. Library Re “Checking out the Central Library” (Know, Nov. 20): Another great way to get to the L.A. Library from the Valley is by Metrolink or the Red Line subway. After arriving at the train station downtown, just walk across Alameda to catch the “B” Dash bus. Your Metrolink stub is good for the Dash bus; otherwise it costs 25cents. The bus stops right across the street from the library. – Ruth Lockwood Granada Hills Senior clothing I am a senior citizen and I have no empathy for retail clothing stores that are crying that their sales are in jeopardy. And why is this? Because they cater only to the young. Our boobs droop, out butts sag and our stomachs protrude – but we like the luxury of nice clothing and enjoy wearing them. Where do we find nice clothing? Designers, wake up! Only you can help the economy. – Grace N. Gremer West Hills Enlightened Re “Bearing arms” (Your Opinions, Nov. 15): Everyone dislikes some part of the Constitution and if we removed all the items that everyone disagreed with there wouldn’t be a Constitution, which is why the Founding Fathers made it so hard to change. Paul Hutchinson somehow feels that most countries in the world are more “enlightened” than America. If Paul were truly enlightened he would realize that before a nation can be considered enlightened, its citizens would have to be enlightened, and if the citizens were enlightened we wouldn’t need gun laws or any laws as far as that goes. – George Henderson Burbank Why obesity Re “Child obesity soars” (Nov. 20): Fact: Metabolism is genetic, unalterable, and determines a person’s weight. Skinny people can eat all they want, and remain skinny. To find the cause of obesity, look to the family tree – not to caloric intake. There is help: Speeding digested foods through the small intestines can offset the effects of metabolism. Certain foods and medications can do this, such as prunes, prune juice, Metamucil, light laxatives, fruit and vegetables, etc. Conversely, fatty foods, such as butter, cheese, mayonnaise, regular milk, pastries, red meat, french fries, ice cream, etc., tend to slow the movement, and thus cater to our metabolism. – Fred Coble North Hills Highlighting Re “LAX braces for 1.85 million travelers over 10 days” (Nov. 15): Shouldn’t all the publicity about the breakdown of airport security have been kept classified? This way, we’re just highlighting for terrorists how to do it. – Don Gately Valencia160Want 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


first_imgGallagher’s Hotel in Letterkenny is one of many Donegal hotels trying to help people make their euro go further.So what about this for an amazing New Year’s Eve deal?Why not glam it up at Gallagher’s this New Years Eve with two nights accommodation, full Irish Breakfast plus Gourmet 5 course evening meal Package? The evening includes a red carpet arrival, Mulled Wine Reception, a 5 course gourmet dinner plus complimentary bottle of Wine, with our resident pianist before ringing in the New Year in McCarry’s Bar with live entertainment till late.All this @ ONLY €129.00 per person sharing! No that’s not a mistake – that’s the actual price.So if you live in Limerick or, for that matter, Letterkenny – you know where to call for a great start to the New Year at unbeatable value!DEAL OF THE DAY – NEW YEAR SPECIAL AT GALLAGHER’S HOTEL was last modified: November 14th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GALLAGHER’S HOTELNEW YEAR SPECIALlast_img read more


first_imgIn just three weeks time Jim McGuinness and Declan Bonner will lead their respective sides out for the All-Ireland Minor and Senior finals at Croke Park in what is a truly historic occasion for Donegal GAA. In support of this great achievement, Donegal Daily are offering local and overseas ​businesses the opportunity to advertise their business at a special rate and, at the same time, express their support for the management and players in both squads.In addition to this, any business availing of this offer will be entered into a draw for the chance to win ONE MONTH’S FREE ADVERTISING on Donegal Daily at a time of their own choice. For more information, contact Don Sheridan on 085 850 4125 or send him an e-mail at [email protected] or email Mark at [email protected] you get as as an advertiser on Donegal Daily:  1. 24/7 Coverage2. Daily Readership circa 50,000 – 3.3 million page views in August. 3. All adverts linked to your own website or Facebook page.4. Huge social media presence with over 24,000 followers on Facebook and over 8,000      followers on Twitter.5. You can monitor your own advertsing campaign by availing of our Google analytic breakdown.6. Editorial published on the main news feed to maximize your marketing campaign.7. Advert also placed on mobile phone application for Donegal Daily. ALL-IRELAND ADVERTISING SPECIAL – SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR DONEGAL AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AdvertisingBusinessDonegal DailynewsSpecial offerSportlast_img read more


first_imgCope Cycles are proud to be one of the sponsors of Donegal’s newest Cycling Team, Advanced Athletes Academy (AAA). Advanced Athletes Academy has been set up to promote athletic excellence for youths through mentoring by elite athletes.In conjunction with cyclists who are committed to youth development, AAA will… •Actively seek new talent and develop from U12 through to senior level.•Engage with local schools and clubs encouraging participation in the sport•Aim to promote an annual National Secondary Schools Cycling Championship to be hosted in Donegal.•Offer a way forward to those with the talent to progress and act as a conduit to the Continent for the best young riders •Focus on youth riders long term development and educational advancement•We have currently secured commitment from a number senior elite cyclists who in turn will help to attract and develop the best available youth riders to our youth development programme.The launch of AAA Cycling will take place on Friday night in the Bayview Bar, Dungloe, Co.Donegal at 9pm and we would be delighted if you would attend.   COPE CYCLES NAMED AS SPONSORS FOR DONEGAL’S NEWEST CYCLING TEAM was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AAABusinesscopeCYCLINGdungloenewsSportlast_img read more