Frustrated Southampton boss Ronald Koeman recalls Jack Stephens from Boro loan

first_imgSouthampton have recalled defender Jack Stephens from his loan spell at Middlesbrough. “He wasn’t playing there and then why is he on loan if he doesn’t play? It’s better for him to come back.” Shortly before joining Middlesbrough, Stephens was given a two-year contract extension to keep him at St Mary’s until 2019. His return, incidentally, comes shortly after reports Koeman could prematurely terminate defender Steven Caulker’s season-long loan deal from parent club QPR. The 21-year-old joined the Sky Bet Championship leaders in July and had been expected to remain there for the duration of the season but, to the frustration of Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, he has made only five first-team appearances. Four of those five appearances came in the Capital One Cup, and Koeman told Southampton’s official club website: “Jack is back from Middlesbrough. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Stop signs get green light

first_imgAfter 2 years of waiting and lobbying for help, residents in unincorporated Whittier will finally receive two stop signs at an intersection prone to accidents and speeders. The stop signs will be installed on Ben Hur Avenue at the intersection with Light Street, to create a four-way stop. The announcement came Thursday at a neighborhood watch meeting, from L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe’s field deputy, Joe Matthews. Bill Ashley has lived near the intersection for three years, in a house that belonged to his mother since 1975. He is optimistic about the new signs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’m not a guy to count my chickens before they hatch, but it sounds great,” Ashley said. Ashley has spearheaded the effort to have signs or speed bumps installed because, he says, the speeding poses a serious risk. “Since the day I moved in it’s been a problem,” Ashley said. “We don’t want someone to die out here, God forbid.” Matthews said the change is part of wider improvement in the community, including dropping crime rates and stronger traffic enforcement. This was made possible, Matthews said, by increases in funding for county areas. “The priorities are different,” Matthews said. “There’s more money in the till.” Sgt. Tonya Edwards said the unincorporated areas in the county will also receive more attention from the Sheriff’s Department, beginning with the recent purchase of three new patrol cars. Barbara Stevens, 76, has lived in her house on the corner for more than 50 years. She also attended neighborhood watch meetings out of concern about speeding on the corner. Stevens said she and her daughter, who lives in the house with her, are glad to hear that change will occur. “We’re elated,” Stevens said. “The traffic has really increased and it really has been a serious problem.” Stevens and other residents said they believed nothing would be done until a serious accident occurred on the street, and were surprised by the county’s promise to install the signs. “We get a lot of near misses,” Stevens said. “We see a lot of things that aren’t reported.” David Sommers, press deputy for Knabe, said the signs should be installed no later than Jan. 8. Sommers said the Public Works Department must still receive approval from the Board of Supervisors for the change, but expects it will be approved. “If residents want it and CHP is recommending it, there is no reason it shouldn’t be installed,” Sommers said. Sommers said he did not know what the cost of the project would be, and he did not have an estimate on what stop sign installation typically costs. According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Zizi, that intersection has just one reported collision this year, when a resident pulled out of a driveway and was broadsided by an oncoming car. Farther down Ben Hur at its intersection with Reese Street, an additional crash was reported, caused by unsafe speeding. Last year, there were four crashes reported on Ben Hur. Zizi said more accidents may have occurred, but were not reported. Ashley said there have been at least five or six fender-benders on his street in the last five months. “When we did look at the statistics, we noticed that those four on Ben Hur … are an increase over the previous years,” Zizi said. Zizi said the residents of Ben Hur Avenue who worked to fix their area should serve as an example for others who see problems in their neighborhoods. “If they do see a potential danger in their neighborhood, give us a call,” Zizi said. “We’ll send the cops to monitor speed.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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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EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL 2014: WATCH THE GOONIES AT THE DRIVE-IN AT ARDS FOREST PARK

first_imgThere is something for everyone in the Earagail Arts Festival line up for the coming week.Here’s our guide to the week ahead.All tickets can be booked at An Grianan Theatre on 00353 74 9120777 or online at www.eaf.ie Tuesday 22 July – Little Howard’s Big Show for Kids – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, 3pm. Admission €5.Kids are in for a real treat with Little Howard, the world’s only live interactive animation.Life is tough in showbiz; Little Howard’s big new act keeps going wrong.Roger the Pigeon has spent all their money on cookie cutters, his comedy counterpart Big Howard has been diagnosed with being clinically unfunny and there’s a slug in the backstage toilet. And it’s about to get worse: a sinister figure arrives and Big Howard and Little Howard have to put on the best show of their lives to keep themselves out of jail!Following the success of their TV show ‘Little Howard’s Big Question’ (CBBC) real human Big Howard and animated six-year-old Little Howard are bringing their unique family comedy show to An Grianan Theatre.With interactive stand-up, live animation on stage and lots of jokes and songs this really is a show for the whole family to enjoy.Wednesday 23 July – Jonathon Smeaton, QSO Album Launch, Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, 8.30pm. €10 admission includes a copy of Jonathon’s new CD, QSOA veteran of the Donegal music scene, Jonathan Smeaton has finally recorded the album his audience has been waiting for. The singer has played in such bands as Badlands, The Mystery Shoppers and the legendary Son of A Preacher Man and this album is a lively affair, delivering the almighty electric punch that is the trademark of Jonathon’s live shows.Recorded in The Grooveshack, Ramelton and engineered and produced by Billy Robinson, QSO features a selection of fine musicians from Peadar Coll on guitar and fiddle to Billy Robinson on bass, Laurence Doherty and John Laurence McCallion on percussion and drums, Orlaith Gilcreest (backing vocals) and Pat Crowley on keyboards and piano.Given Jonathon’s popularity and longevity in the Donegal music scene, guests can expect a host of special guests and surprise performances in what promises to be one of the more unpredictable and lively nights of the festival.In the Regional Cultural Centre on Wednesday night, pianist Satoko will perform a special concert of a selection of Irish and Japanese composers’ piano works including Toru Takemitsu, Jo Kondo, Yori-aki, Yuji Itoh, John McLachlan and a world premiere by Paul Hayes. The concert starts at 8pm and tickets cost €15 and €12.Thursday 24 July – Lords of Strut Present Chaos, An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, 8pm. Admission €12/€10. Age 14+Following sell-out shows in Holland, Switzerland and The Half Moon Theatre in Cork, the fame obsessed and socially impaired Strut brothers are coming back to Donegal.Join Ireland’s most emotional dancers as they share their “bullet proof” secret to life and happiness.In this motivational, roller-coaster of a show, watch Sean and Seamus hold it together as they dance and bicker through a hilarious hour of physical and “meta-physical” comedy.Those who haven’t seen this show before are in for a treat, and those who have, are always left wanting more.Lords of Strut formed in 2008 and have since toured 18 countries, winning numerous awards for their unique blend of comedy, theatre and circus.After their Earagail Arts Festival performance, the Strut brothers are heading to Edinburgh for 26 dates, so make sure to catch them while they’re here.Friday 25 July – The Drive-In at Ards Forest Park. Gates open from 7.30pm each night, with the film starting at 10.00pm. €25 per car (max 5 people per car).Earagail Arts Festival has partnered with Belfast Film Festival to bring back the extremely popular Drive-In at Ards Forest Park.Taking place over two nights, The Drive-In presents family adventure classic The Goonies on Thursday, 24 July.The screening on Friday, 25 July is the horror film Evil Dead 2, which was decided by members of the public who voted for their preferred film on the Earagail Arts Festival Facebook page.Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.Patrons should note that FM radio is essential – if the car radio does not receive an FM frequency signal, drivers should bring a portable radio with them to be able to receive the film dialogue to their car.Access only to car park via main park entrance from 7.30pm. (follow signs N56 to / from Letterkenny / Dunfanaghy).No vans permitted and MPVs, 4x4s and Jeeps will be parked at the rear of the car park to ensure visibility of the screen from smaller vehicles.Earagail Arts Festival asks that all patrons co-operate fully with stewards and staff and respect the ecology of the park by using bins and waste disposal provided.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ie. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL 2014: WATCH THE GOONIES AT THE DRIVE-IN AT ARDS FOREST PARK was last modified: July 22nd, 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:2014Ards ForestDrive-InEAFEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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