Spurs and City transfer boost as Semedo and Barcelona contract talks break down

first_imgPREMIER LEAGUE clubs have been placed on high-alert after transfer target Nelson Semedo froze contract talks with Barcelona.The 26-year-old right-back has been linked with both Tottenham and more recently Manchester City as speculation mounts over his future.2 Talks between Nelson Semedo and Barcelona over a new deal have broken downCredit: GettyNow Sport claim an exit from the Nou Camp could be edging closer after negotiations over an extension to his current deal broke down.Portugal international Semedo has frozen discussions with the La Liga giants due to wanting a guarantee over regular playing time.He is under contract until June 2022, but is hesitant to pen fresh terms after struggling for action ahead of Sergi Roberto.Despite that, he has still figured 29 times for the Catalans this term.That takes his tally to 111 appearances since joining the club from Benfica in 2017.Barcelona want to tie him down until 2024, but they are having difficulties persuading him.LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSCommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleAnd his agent, Jorge Mendes, has also recently suggested a move to England could be on the cards.He hinted his client could be used as part of a swap deal with Manchester City for Joao Cancelo, who is also one of his clients.They both play full-back but have not enjoyed as much pitch time as they would like.2last_img read more

UPDATE – Friday night power outages in the Peace

first_imgUPDATEAs of 12:00 a.m., Saturday, Hydro now says the small outages in the Grandhaven and Clairmont areas have now become one large outage affecting over 500 customers.  The outage goes from South of the 246 road, East of the 275 road and West of the 145 road.The outage has been caused by the thunderstorm that moved through the area at around 10p.m.- Advertisement -The power is expected to be back on by 12:30a.m.The outage in the Dawson Creek area, has been restored. At the moment we don’t have any information about the fire, but if you are in the region and know what caused the outage, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com and let us know.For more information about outages in the area, visit www.bchydro.com/outages Previous story… Advertisementcenter_img The thunderstorm that moved through the North Peace Friday night caused several small power outages in the region.The outages all started shortly after 10p.m. with one in the Clairmont Subdivision and other outages in the Grandhaven area. Early estimates from Hydro say the power could be back on in-between 2a.m. and 3a.m.The largest outage in the region is closer to Dawson Creek and according to B.C. Hydro has been caused by a fire. The outage has knocked out power to customers between Arras and Farmington.Over 120 customers lost power shortly after 10p.m., with an estimated restoration time of 2:30a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

What’s the plan?

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has talked earnestly about school reform for two years. And Los Angeles has listened – hungry for some hope in the face of years of failure. The mayor lost his bid for partial control of the Los Angeles Unified School District in court, but now he has full control of the school board itself within reach. That’s why he must spell out right now what he intends to do if he wins and demonstrate that his school board candidates and board members are 100 percent behind his plan. The public’s patience is waning. The time for abstract concepts about education reform is over. Teachers, parents and voters deserve to know what’s at stake in this election. Everyone knows what we’ve got with the LAUSD – decades of mediocrity – but we don’t know how Villaraigosa intends to change that. The debate on school governance has gone on for three decades, and little has changed. Centralized authority, clusters, mini-districts – the results are the same: high dropout rates, low student achievement. Parents are as disconnected from the schools as ever. Teachers are still underpaid, and there’s still a bloated bureaucracy. There’s still no accountability. Nothing has changed because, for all the debate over governance, it’s a policy problem. So this would be the time for the mayor to lay out his reform plan in detail. He doesn’t just need to win this election; he needs a mandate for changing the culture of the LAUSD from top to bottom. We’ve heard about cluster schools. We’ve heard about the six pillars of school excellence. We’ve heard about accountability. They’re great abstract concepts, but what – exactly – will he do to achieve that? Surely the mayor and his educational-reform team have a plan. Surely they know the steps they are going to take if they win a majority. We don’t need a secret plan; we need a public debate. We want to hear the mayor’s school board members, Monica Garcia and Yolie Flores Aguilar, and his two runoff candidates, Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic, declare they are in full support of the mayor’s plan. Will teachers be empowered to raise the educational bar – and their rate of pay? Will parents become partners in their children’s education? How will the curricula change? And where’s the money coming from to operate those safe, small, clean schools and to keep kids in school and out of gangs? Villaraigosa stayed pretty much in the background in the primary election campaign. Now it’s time for him to put his political capital on the line and sell his plan to a public fed up with low-performing schools. Los Angeles cannot afford another generation of half-steps, failures and timid leadership.last_img read more