GREEN LIGHT! Tottenham granted planning permission to build new 61,000-seat stadium

first_img1 Tottenham have been granted planning permission by Haringey Council for the club’s revised proposal for a new stadium.At a meeting that ran through to 12.29am, Tottenham were given the green light to press ahead.Tottenham’s three applications were passed by majority verdicts after councillors debated the £400million development.The club intend to move into the new 61,000-seat stadium for the 2018-19 season, and the stadium will also stage NFL American football matches.In a short statement on Twitter, Tottenham said: “Stadium Update: We can announce that Haringey Council’s Planning Sub Committee has approved the Club’s new stadium proposals.”The plans must be formally approved by the London Mayor’s office. Boris Johnson has previously expressed his enthusiasm for the project.The planning proposal featured facilities tied in to a deal, announced in July, that will see at least two NFL matches played at the stadium each season over a 10-year period.Known as the Northumberland Development Project, the stadium project also includes a hotel, sports centre, health centre, homes and a Tottenham Experience, housing a museum and club superstore.The council’s go-ahead after a meeting that began at 7pm means next season should be Tottenham’s last at White Hart Lane, the club’s home since 1899. The new stadium will be adjacent to White Hart Lane.Tottenham have said they intend to play home matches at a different stadium, still to be announced, in the 2017-18 season, before moving to their new home for the 2018-19 campaign.last_img read more

Door-to-door campaign pushes college diplomas

first_img“The idea is that we give these families the exposure they wouldn’t get otherwise because of a lack of resources or because of their economic conditions.” For parents like Yadira Reyes, whose son Gerardo is in third grade, the early morning knock is not a nuisance – it’s a welcome visit. “It is great to know that his school is involved in programs like these, they can help me stress to him the importance of college,” she said. Sisters Claudia and Vilma Lopez signed up with Project GRAD when they were freshmen at San Fernando High School. Now in their last year at California State University, Northridge, they said the program was instrumental to their success. “There are two of us and we are the first to go to college in our family,” Vilma Lopez said. “This gave us all the information we needed for college. Our parents don’t know these things.” Vilma, a history major, said she was so inspired by the Project GRAD program, she plans to become a teacher herself. “It comes full circle,” she said. [email protected] (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ARLETA – As Laura Hurtada knocked on her last door of the morning, the energetic mother of four could not hold back her smile. Just four years earlier, Hurtada had been on the other side of the door when a volunteer from Project GRAD came to talk about her daughter’s future education. She made a commitment then to get Brenda, then just a sixth-grader, through college, and worked all day Saturday to elicit the same promise from other parents. “Most parents don’t even think about college, they think they can’t afford it, they are scared and don’t have enough information,” Hurtada said. “But with this program there are workshops, and support … it makes you feel like you are a part of the process.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Now Hurtada joins in every year to volunteer her time and get other parents involved. “At first I was nervous about knocking,” Hurtada said. “I thought people would slam the door on me but it’s amazing how people receieve you once they know you are there to help their children.” The Walk for Success program is a key component organized by Project GRAD, a nine-year-old nonprofit organization now operating in 13 Los Angeles schools. It offers scholarships up to $6,000 to students who graduate from high school and go on to college. The act of going door-to-door and getting parents to sign contracts is key to the success of the program, explained Nancy Garcia, a Project GRAD representative at Beachy Avenue Elementary. last_img read more

California air regulators adopt new global warming standards

first_img Although they approved the regulations by an unanimous vote, several board members warned against moving too quickly on what they described as incremental rules. They suggested the board take a more a comprehensive, industrywide approach when it crafts future global warming regulations. “There is a greater chance to miss an unintended consequence, and that is a big concern of mine,” said board member Sandra Berg, who is also president and chief executive officer of a paint company based in Los Angeles. The new measures would require: Vehicles serviced for a tune up, smog check or oil change, to leave the shop with fully inflated tires. Gas-guzzling trucks and trailers to be fitted with aerodynamic devices like shield guards that are designed to make them more fuel efficient. Cargo ships docked at ports to turn off their engines and use electrical outlets for power. A ban on the chemical sulfur hexafluoride, which is used to make aluminum, magnesium and semiconductors. More stringent rules on using the greenhouse gas perfluorocarbon, which is used to make microchips and circuit boards. Changing the kinds of propellants that are used in spray cans. In addition to the mandatory regulations, the board is also pursuing 35 other so-called early action measures that consumers and business could take on their own. One of the biggest items was the adoption Thursday of forestry standards crafted last year by the California Climate Action Registry, a nonprofit group created by the state seven years ago. The standards provide a method for land owners to measure how much carbon is be stored when forests are conserved, management practices are improved or trees are planted in areas where forests once grew. “When it comes to offsets of carbon sequestering, there are a lot of cowboys out there,” said Diane Wittenberg, president of the California Climate Action Registry. “We spell out how a project can measure reductions and certify those reductions.” The new forestry program will be limited to lands managed by nonprofit organizations, which critics complained was a small slice of the state’s forest lands. Regulators said they would address industrial forest lands, public lands and urban forests in later rules.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. The new suite of global warming regulations – coupled with three other initiatives adopted in June – could prevent an estimated 16 million metric tons of greenhouse gases from going into the air, according to an analysis by the Air Resources Board. That’s about 9 percent of the target California is trying to reach under its 2006 global warming law to cut emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. “I think this set of measures we put out there is a big bite,” said board chair Mary Nichols. It’s a much broader goal than initially was proposed earlier this year by the board. Regulators decided to expand the list after board members and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger were criticized by Democrats and environmentalists for moving too slowly to implement California’s global warming law. The additional regulations will come at a cost of billions of dollars for those who will be forced to buy new equipment or change how they do business, said Matthew Schrap, environmental affairs manager at the California Trucking Association. SACRAMENTO — Car tires must be fully inflated, trucks fitted with aerodynamic devices and cargo ship engines silenced when docked at port under global warming proposals adopted Thursday by state air regulators. The California Air Resources Board approved six new mandates that manufacturers, shipping and trucking companies will be asked to follow beginning 2010 as a way to help the state get an early start at cutting greenhouse gases. The board also approved rules that nonprofit groups must follow if they want to get credit for growing trees or changing how private forest lands are managed to store carbon dioxide. “We see a lot of proposals and schemes on paper to reduce emissions, but it’s in California where rules are being put in place to reduce greenhouse pollution,” said Bill Magavern of Sierra Club’s Sacramento division who testified in favor of the regulations.last_img read more

License-plate scanners OK’d

first_imgThe data base information is downloaded hourly via wireless communication, Escalante said. During an eight-hour shift, 8,000 license plate numbers can be scanned, compared to the 30 to 50 numbers a deputy would be able to input manually, Escalante said. He added that the system will increase safety for officers. Lancaster is among the first cities that contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to use the ALPR services. The program was started in February in Compton, where in the first 30 days with three camera-outfitted patrol cars, 90 stolen vehicles were recovered and nine people were arrested. On Tuesday night, Santa Clarita council members approved spending nearly $60,000 to buy the license plate recognition system from Knoxville, Tennessee-based PIPS Technology. Two Santa Clarita patrol cars should be fitted with the mobile cameras by the end of the year. “The sheer number of what it is reading is like going fishing with a lot of hooks,” said Sgt. John Bomben, part of the sheriff’s community interaction team in Santa Clarita. Auto theft is a growing problem in Santa Clarita where 243 vehicles were stolen in 2005; 425 in ’06; and 324 in just the first six months of this year. [email protected] 661-476-4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Officials in Lancaster announced Wednesday the launch of a new crime-fighting tool: high-tech cameras mounted on patrol cars that can automatically read 1,000 license plates an hour and check them against a database of stolen and wanted vehicles. A similar program was approved Tuesday night by the Santa Clarita City Council for that city. The Automatic License Plate Recognition, or ALPR, system alerts the deputy within two seconds if a match is found. “Criminals are running out of space to hide,” Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns said. “They can no longer hide in cars because we can catch them.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Two patrol cars with three cameras each on the light bar will be on the road 24 hours a day, said Capt. Carl Deeley, Lancaster station commander. The cost per car is $20,000. “Deputies are fighting over the use of the car,” Deeley said. “The message to criminals and thugs in town is it’s another means to make sure they have a change of heart or a change of address.” Two of the cameras are mounted at the front of the light bar and the third on the bar’s right side to scan parked vehicles. Each camera has two smaller cameras within it, an infrared one that reads plate numbers and a second color camera that takes a photograph of the corresponding vehicle. A monitor inside the patrol car displays the information, which is compared against state Department of Justice data bases on stolen vehicles, stolen plates, and cars belonging to wanted felons, said Fabian Escalante, information technology project manager for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. last_img read more


first_imgADVERTISING FEATUREThe ‘Sky’ literally fell in on top of us with the storms of recent days.One of the biggest problems with gale force winds is the number of Sky dishes which fell from their moorings on the walls and gables of houses across Donegal. Northwest Sky Installation has been at the forefront of the Sky revolution in Donegal.And they report that they are working flat-out to repair and reinstall these damaged dishes.It comes as the number of Donegal TV viewers getting Sky Television in recent months has continued to climb. Sky not only gives a whole new range of stations, it also gives a sharper picture and much more choice for the viewer.Northwest Sky Instillations are also about to advise its army of customers on the change to Digital TV in the coming months.Northwest Sky Instillation has some of the most experienced technicians and salespeople in the field of digital television and they are now at your disposal.From getting advice on what package suits you to what you can expect from Sky television, they can answer all your questions.They have something for everyone – and they’re cheaper than you think.If your dish has been damaged or needs to be overhauled, give them a call today on 087 6601777 or see their website advertised on COMPANY WORKING ‘ROUND THE CLOCK AFTER ‘SKY’ FALLS IN ON TV VIEWERS was last modified: January 5th, 2012 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:Northwest Sky Instillationslast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Chamber of Commerce is enticing people to stay in Letterkenny rather than go to Derry for Halloween after organising a huge Halloween festival.On October 31st the town centre will be filled with music, entertainment, face painting, trick or treating and a surprise or two for those who attend.The Chamber are launching this campaign at an apt time as the sterling rate against the Euro is £0.80p=€1.00 and a lot of local Letterkenny businesses are offering £1.oo=€1.25. This festival is a first for Letterkenny. A number of businesses will be participating in a trick or treat trail. This involves children accompanied by adults registering at Market Square.They will receive wrist bands and a list of participating business where they can collect treats. Registered children and adults can avail of free face painting. There will be fancy dress competitions, interactive story telling and lots more.Thanks to funding from Letterkenny Town Council, ShopLK has organised plenty of activities and campaigns throughout the year and there is lots more to come by the end of the year.John Watson Chamber President said it is great to see all the retailers getting behind this campaign. “We want people to re-discover Letterkenny. This town is the shopping centre of Donegal and with more involvement from the community we can build on this year after year. As Chamber President I am delighted to be part of this.“We’d love to see as many families and young people as possible come to Main Street and the other shopping areas. There are prizes for the best costumes and some surprises along the way. ”LETTERKENNY CHAMBER TO PUT ‘FRIGHTENERS’ ON DERRY WITH HUGE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL was last modified: October 16th, 2012 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:Chamber President John WatsonDerryLetterkenny Halloween festivallast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Credit Union is calling on parents to spend some time this week talking to their children about being sensible with money and why it’s important to save for a rainy day.The call comes as the Irish League of Credit Unions launches its annual National GR8 Savers Week. The initiative aims to highlight the need to provide children with a healthy attitude to money and savings and underlines the important role that parents can play in assisting children to develop a savings habit.GR8 Savers week will run from the Monday 11th – 17th  May in Letterkenny Credit Union.A 2015 Teens & Money survey undertaken by the ILCU showed that 7 in 10 teens receive pocket money from their parents; of these, 74% receive it on a weekly basis with 18% of teens receiving more pocket money than 12 months ago. 75% save approx.A third of their pocket money with 51% saving with their local credit union. 45% say they are saving money to buy a new phone /or computer. With the majority of children receiving pocket money it has never been so important that parents play a role in assisting children to develop a savings habit.There is great potential here to further develop the idea of educating children to be sensible with money. Letterkenny Credit Union together with parents and teachers from the local community can play a big role in this regard.Commenting on the initiative, Eva Mc Closkey, Youth officer of Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily,  “It has never been more important to provide a solid financial education to our young people.“A healthy attitude to money is crucial to ensure that children don’t develop bad habits when it comes to money management.“If money skills are learned at an early stage, it is likely that they will stay with you for life.“The benefits of teaching children about money early on are both immediate and long term. “In the short term, they may develop strong saving habits, learn how to make smart purchases and learn why they can’t immediately get everything they want.“In the long term, we can help them avoid getting into debt. And by teaching the value of saving for the future, you can put them on the road to financial security.”Eva added, “Letterkenny Credit Union wants to help local parents to give their children a solid financial education from a young age.“I would invite any member of the community to call into our offices to join in the fun and activity. “We are a not for profit organisation offering fair and affordable financial services locally with your best interests at heart.”TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS TO HELP CHILDREN DEVELOP SMART MONEY HABITSConsider rewarding children for regular saving.The amount saved isn’t critical; rather it is the savings habit which it is most important to nurture.Helping children to save small amounts on a regular basis helps to imbed the habit.Encourage children not to buy on impulse but to take time to consider their decisionHelp children to identify savings goals – both short term and long term.In many cases, the concept of saving only becomes real when the child can see the rewards at the end.Develop a savings plan or calendar to highlight when the goal will be achieved.Give pocket money in small denominations to encourage children to put a little aside.Consider linking pocket money to chores. This helps to embed the idea that money must be earned.The more effort required by the child to earn pocket money, the less likely s/he will be to squander it.If pocket money runs out at an early stage, don’t rush to replace it.Providing additional money at the drop of a hat will defeat the purpose of providing a set allowance to the child.Give children a piggy bank or better still, bring them down to the credit union to become a GR8 Saver.WHY SAVING AT LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION CAN BE ‘CHILD’S PLAY’! was last modified: May 12th, 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:BusinessFeaturesLetterkenny Credit Unionnewslast_img read more

Vintage Video: Dutch Dynamite! Check out Johan Cruyff’s best bits

first_imgDutch legend Johan Cruyff has passed away aged 68 after a battle with lung cancer.One of the true footballing greats, the former Barcelona and Ajax hero will rightly be remembered as one of the most gifted innovators of the game, with his famous ‘Cruyff turn’ probably one of the most copied tricks on the modern pitch.Check out the video above to relive some of the best moments of his celebrated career…last_img

Video: Unbelievable long-range bicycle kick in Segunda Division B

first_imgCheck out this outrageous effort by Javi Gomez to seal a vital victory for promotion hopefuls UD Socuellamos. The Spanish third division (Segunda Division B) match ended in a 1-0 victory and there is nothing much losing side Toledo could do to prevent this goal. What was Gomez thinking shooting from there?As the game entered the 70th minute, a long ball, high into the air, was controlled with Gomez’s chest. With his back to goal, the 33-year-old went for the acrobatic option, striking the ball well and it went looping over the goalkeeper. See below! 1 Javi Gomez: Unbelievable effort – see above! last_img read more

Teens begin training for marathons

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – Inspired by his mother when she began training for the Los Angeles Marathon, Los Nietos Middle School student Steven Calderon started running when he was in fifth grade. He soon discovered its mental and emotional benefits.Last year, the eighth-grader entered the L.A. Marathon himself, completing the 26.2-mile course in 5 1/2 hours.“When you’re running, it’s kind of like you’re more focused on what you’re doing,” the 13-year-old said. “If something’s going on in your life, running helps you get your mind off of it.”Now Steven and about 20 other students from his school are training for this year’s L.A. Marathon on March 19, running three times a week as part of a new program that turns hundreds of Southern California teens into true marathon runners.Students Run L.A. meets after school and weekends at dozens of middle and high school campuses. Once a month, the students run smaller weekend marathons – all leading up to the Big Run that takes off at 8:30 a.m. from Sixth and Figueroa streets in downtown Los Angeles.Last year, more than 2,000 Southern California middle and high school students trained for the L.A. Marathon through Students Run L.A. – and more than 99 percent of them completed the course.“It’s a commitment,” said Rita Morales, a student counselor at Los Nietos Middle School who is heading up the Students Run L.A. program there.At the beginning of the school year, more than 50 Los Nietos students enrolled in the program; about 20 have stuck it out, she said.Several teachers and adult volunteers train with the students, encouraging them with each step.“We’re teaching them endurance, determination and discipline, and we want them to transfer those skills to their school work,” Morales said.Steven Calderon, whose mother volunteers in the program, likes the support from the adults.“I guess the kids get the teachers to run, and the teachers get the kids to run,” he said.Students who participate in Students Run L.A. receive free T-shirts and two pairs of running shoes. Presbyterian Intercommunity Intercommunity Hospital provides free physical exams; the city of Santa Fe Springs donates bus transportation to events; and a local restaurant, BJ’s Pizza in Cerritos, has hosted pizza parties for the students.“It’s been so enlightening to me to see the people who volunteer their time and effort,” Morales said. [email protected](562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more