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Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, July 17

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United’s hopes of keeping David De Gea have been given a boost, with Real Madrid increasingly likely to wait until next summer to sign the Spain goalkeeper on a free transfer. (The Times)But one player on his way out of Old Trafford is Angel Di Maria, who has reportedly agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain and could move this weekend. (Daily Mail)Edinson Cavani, who has been linked with the Red Devils, will NOT be a part of any deal though. (Daily Telegraph)Louis van Gaal’s side will also bid £42m for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 29, after the Spanish club rejected an opening bid of £31m. (AS)Arsenal are set to make a £40million move for Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema. (The Sun)Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood will make a renewed attempt to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Tottenham as he plans for life without Christian Benteke. (Birmingham Mail)Christian Benteke’s move to Liverpool will allow Reds striker Rickie Lambert to join West Brom. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are ready to hijack Newcastle’s bid to sign striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. Swansea and Newcastle are both keen on the exciting 20-year-old, who is valued by Anderlecht at £15m. (Daily Star)Bayern Munich are set to seal the signing of Arturo Vidal from Juventus after the Italian Champions League finalists received an offer of €40m (£28m) for the Chilean midfielder. (The Guardian)Nicolas Otamendi has been left out of Valencia’s pre-season kit launch amid talk that he is closing in on a transfer to Manchester United. (Metro)Jonny Evans could be set to end his United career with a potential move to Everton on the cards. (Manchester Evening News)Tottenham have made an £8million move for Chelsea’s Victor Moses. (The Sun)Spurs are also prepared to offer cash plus Aaron Lennon for Everton midfielder James McCarthy. (Daily Mail)QPR have warned Crystal Palace that they will only be able to sign keeper Alex McCarthy if they meet the £3.5m release clause in his contract. (Evening Standard)Here’s some of the top transfer rumours from talkSPORT.com:Reports – Jonny Evans set for Manchester United exitLiverpool flop Alberto Aquilani set to link up with Steven Gerrard in MLSReports – Tottenham reject PSG bid for Watford target Benjamin StambouliArsenal target Arturo Vidal set to join Bayern Munich in £28m dealForget Pedro! Chelsea should move for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, talkSPORT toldLong-term Arsenal target Julian Draxler emerges as serious transfer target for JuventusPSG have NOT received any bids for reported Tottenham target Thiago MottaGalatasaray and Besiktas go head-to-head in the race for Tottenham defender Younes KaboulAston Villa transfer report: Defender targeted by FiorentinaArsenal transfer report: Gunners fail with £15m move for Juventus defenderArsenal transfer report: Gunners fail with £15m move for Juventus defenderRoma sporting director flies in to seal deal for Manchester City striker Edin DzekoWatford outcast Juanfran joins Deportivo La Coruna on loan for second successive seasonManchester City and Juventus battle it out for Brazil defender Alex SandroPSG yet to make formal bid for Manchester United flop Angel Di MariaArsenal forward Yaya Sanogo to complete loan move to Ajax this weekMatt Phillips focused on QPR despite West Brom rumourslast_img read more

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Nixon’s childhood church marks century of services

first_imgWHITTIER – It was the church the late President Richard Nixon attended when he lived in Whittier. And for a few locals like Claire Smith, it’s the church in which they were raised. East Whittier Friends Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend, and as many as four generations of congregants and former pastors are expected to return for the festivities. Smith, 77, said the church is “my home church.” The La Habra resident has served as East Whittier Friends’ administrator since 1972 and is one of its longest-standing members. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It’s very exciting to be involved in a church that’s been around this long,” added George Cosand, 61, of Whittier. “God’s been good to this church, and this is only one milestone – we’re expecting many more,” Cosand said. East Whittier Friends Church, which officially marks its centennial Tuesday, was founded in the Quaker tradition. But it was thrown into the public spotlight whenever Nixon visited California as vice president and then as president. Smith said Nixon, as a young boy, played piano for the church’s Sunday school. East Whittier Friends Church’s original worship building came from the New River Friends Church in what is now Downey. The structure was moved to a lot on Whittier Boulevard in 1906. It was repaired and furnished for $479.02, according to church records. Charles Tebbets, then-president of Whittier College, served as the first church’s pastor, but he could preach “only when the road was passable,” church historians said. The original church building was eventually demolished, and the current structure was completed in 1927. For many years, East Whittier Friends remained the only church on Whittier Boulevard east of Los Angeles. What makes the church’s current building so unique is its old-English design. It is one of only a few buildings on the boulevard that has a basement. And its stained-glass windows date to the original building. “The architecture is very striking,” Smith said. “There aren’t churches that look like this anymore.” Within the sanctuary, thick, wooden beams, hand hewn by a church member, line the interior of the building. Cracks along the beams are evidence of past earthquakes, including the 1987 Whittier Narrows quake. The church has expanded over the past 79 years. Officials have added classrooms and meeting rooms. The church also owns several properties along the north side of Russell Street. Several congregation members described their 250-member faith community as a “family church.” “It’s not a mega-church, but it provides,” said Melanie Lopez, the church’s youth pastor. “Everybody knows everybody’s name, and they provide for each other.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want 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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FCCs Ajit Pai wont meet Congress about phonetracking scandal

first_img 7 The best PCs for privacy-minded people Don’t expect to see FCC Chairman Ajit Pai brief the House Committee on Energy and Commerce anytime soon. Alex Edelman / Getty Images Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai won’t brief a Congressional committee Monday about mobile carriers’ ability to share their subscribers’ location data with third parties.Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, sought Pai for an emergency briefing after a Motherboard investigation revealed carriers are selling customers’ location data. But the committee was told the FCC boss wouldn’t appear due to the ongoing government shutdown.”In a phone conversation today, his staff asserted that these egregious actions are not a threat to the safety of human life or property that the FCC will address during the Trump shutdown,” the New Jersey Democrat said in a statement. 22 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Stronger data privacy laws may be coming to the US 1:41 Commentscenter_img It noted that the investigation would continue once normal FCC operations resume.Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who questioned last May why cops can track any phone in seconds, reportedly slammed Pai for tweeting “cat videos and tired memes” instead of briefing Congress.”It’s a new low for someone who has spent his tenure at the FCC refusing to do his job and stand up for American consumers,” Wyden said in a statement to Gizmodo.One of the third parties using the location data is credit reporting company Microbilt, which is offering to “track down delinquent debtors” via its Mobile Device Verify service.Ajit Pai on net neutrality: Congress was right not to restore the regulations, the FCC chairman says.A boost for 5G and Wi-Fi: The FCC votes to make more wireless spectrum available. FCC Privacy Security Politics Share your voice Pallone noted that Pai is still working, even though the shutdown resulted in the FCC ceasing most of its operations on Jan. 3.”There’s nothing in the law that should stop the Chairman personally from meeting about this serious threat that could allow criminals to track the location of police officers on patrol, victims of domestic abuse, or foreign adversaries to track military personnel on American soil,” he said.The FCC, however, stood firm in an emailed statement.”The Commission has been investigating wireless carriers’ handling of location information,” a spokesperson wrote. “Unfortunately, we were required to suspend that investigation earlier this month because of the lapse in funding, and pursuant to guidance from our expert attorneys, the career staff that is working on this issue are currently on furlough.” Tagslast_img read more

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BMW ConnectedDrive issues caused Apple CarPlay to disappear for some owners

first_img Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? More about 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Roadster 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 2020 Toyota Supra is a divisive devil in red Auto Tech See All Preview • 2019 BMW Z4: Reinvigorating the roadster Apple 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy BMW Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itcenter_img Enlarge ImageIf you’re feeling left out, you can always park your car in a Faraday cage. That should provide about the same experience. BMW When it was rumored that BMW would be moving to an annual subscription for Apple CarPlay, we called it “next-level gouging.” It’s not a move anyone really appreciates, but now, an unforeseen connection between various services reportedly left some BMW owners without CarPlay for a spell, which is even more frustrating.A problem with BMW’s ConnectedDrive online services caused some owners to lose Apple CarPlay functionality for a brief period of time. Without the service online to confirm the car’s subscription, owners last week found themselves missing the smartphone-mirroring system that they paid cold, hard cash for, Engadget reported Friday.By the end of last week, Engadget says, most users had seen the functionality return as ConnectedDrive’s services came back online. In the US, a BMW spokesperson told Engadget that a server migration was to blame, but it was working to get everything back up and running as quickly as possible. BMW first announced its decision in January. It was the first automaker to take Apple CarPlay and shift it from a one-time $300 purchase to an annual $80 subscription. BMW said this move added flexibility, so iPhone-toting owners won’t feel like they lost $300 if they later upgrade to an Android phone. This is, of course, a silly premise, and if anything, it feels like an excuse for BMW to bilk used-car buyers for $80 a year in the future. Nevertheless, it’s uncharted territory for Apple CarPlay, although Motor1 reported that Toyota may follow a similar strategy with the 2020 Supra, which shares its underpinnings (and telematics) with the BMW Z4. Hopefully, future ConnectedDrive outages won’t leave Supra drivers out in the cold, although the real hope should be that both automakers will ditch this idea and get back to charging one-time fees that represent pennies on the dollar compared with the car’s window sticker. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 reading • BMW ConnectedDrive issues caused Apple CarPlay to disappear for some owners • 2 Comments Tags More From Roadshow 52 Photos BMW Applelast_img read more

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ALs polls phobia leads to Gazipur election postponement BNP

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the government has got the Gazipur City Corporation election stayed by the court resorting to tricks sensing the sure defeat of the ruling party mayoral candidate.He came up with the observation at a press conference at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.”The government could realise the defeat of its candidate. That’s why they’ve got a writ filed by their party man, and stayed the Gazipur city polls,” the BNP leader said.Fakhrul said Savar upazila Awami League labour and manpower affairs secretary ABM Azharul Islam filed the writ with the High Court “at the behest of the government. This incident has once again exposed that the government has got totally isolated from people.”Earlier in the day, the High Court stayed the Gazipur City Corporation election scheduled to be held on 15 May.An HC bench of justice Naima Haider and justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order following a hearing on the writ petition.The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the inclusion of six moujas of Dhaka district into GCC should not be declared illegal.Fakhrul said BNP considers the stay order on the Gazipur polls as a victory of the party. “The government was forced to stop the polls to avoid its sure defeat.”He strongly condemned and protested the arrest of party vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman and other party leaders and activists at Tongi, Gazipur.The BNP secretary general demanded the government immediately release those were arrested, including Noman.He said the government is getting the election stayed as it suffers from an ‘election phobia’.Fakhrul also criticised the election commission, saying it is not playing an impartial role. “Our senior leader Moudud Ahmed has already demanded that the commission be reconstituted.”He said the EC has failed to take proper steps for holding fair and credible polls. “So, we’re also worried about the national election.”BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury were present.last_img read more

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