Newcastle takeover ‘close’ as EPL fail to block £300m Saudi deal

first_imgNewcastle’s takeover is on the brink of being completed as the Premier League failed to find any reason to block the prospective takeover. According to a report in Football Insider, which claims the league has now fully investigated allegations linking the Saudi government to illegal streaming services. Amanda Staveley’s consortium – backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund – is close to taking control of the club from Mike Ashley. The deal has been in the pipeline for some time now, with Magpies fans desperate for a conclusion ahead of the summer transfer window. Newcastle are set to spend big in the summer transfer window, and have already been linked with a host of big-name players. And the Premier League has apparently found no reason to block the takeover after the investigation. The government has insisted it won’t be intervening in the Premier League’s investigation, meaning the takeover could be announced imminently. Speculation suggests Newcastle will part ways with Steve Bruce once the deal is done, with Mauricio Pochettino being lined up as a replacement. Bruce is yet to comment on the takeover, but discussed the club’s upcoming return to training. He insisted the first-team squad are desperate to return as soon as it is safe, and explained the measures the team will be taking to combat the virus. Bruce said: “It’s been a really difficult time, but I hope with the news that phase one is about to start – and I must stress that phase one looks as if it’s as safe as it can be – I’m sure everyone will be delighted that we’re trying to make that effort. Loading… Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Asian Actresses Of Irresistible BeautyTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became FriendsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Facts About Sasha Obama5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Read Also: Video: Inter Milan celebrate Obafemi Martins goals “In phase one we’re allowed to train four to five people on one pitch, so basically a player has a quarter of a pitch to work within, so social distancing is not a problem. “We’ll train with 8-10 at a time on two separate pitches.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Trojans have minds set on derailing foes

first_imgBy now it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the USC men’s basketball team has nothing left to play for.Different goals · Senior guard Dwight Lewis and the Trojans are aware of their ability to play bubble-buster for their two remaining opponents. The Trojans travel to Arizona State on Thursday looking to hand the Sun Devils their tenth loss on the season. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan Even before its loss to Oregon State last weekend, the Trojans (16-12, 8-8) were barred from earning a share of the Pac-10 regular-season title when California defeated Arizona State on Saturday.“We were playing for a tangible goal of some sort,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said. “Now, we don’t have any of that.”The team has just two games left on its schedule and will not be competing in the postseason because of university-imposed sanctions. To top it off, the Trojans have lost three consecutive games, including two at home.But none of this means they can’t ruin things for someone else.Tonight’s matchup at Arizona State (20-9, 10-6) offers USC more than just an opportunity to snap its current losing streak. Beating the Sun Devils would deny them their own shot at sharing the conference title. Arizona State needs to win its last two games, against both Los Angeles schools, and have California lose its final game to tie the Bears at season’s end.“Maybe we can mess them up,” said senior guard Dwight Lewis, smiling. “Be bubble bursters or something.”Lewis’ speculation could become reality if the Trojans play like they did in the team’s last meeting. In the Jan. 2 game at the Galen Center, USC rode a suffocating defensive effort to a 47-37 victory, holding the Sun Devils to just 11 field goals on 24 percent shooting.The Trojans have had offensive problems of their own, especially in recent weeks. USC’s point totals in its last three games — 47, 44 and 44 — have dropped it to last in the Pac-10 in scoring offense.O’Neill attributed the team’s struggles in part to fatigue.“We’ve had a bunch of guys play minutes they’ve never had to do before,” he said. “It’s certainly not an excuse for losing games at home, but at the same time we have not played with the same oomph for the last couple games in terms of offense.”Fortunately for the Trojans, defense hasn’t been an issue. USC comes into tonight’s game allowing only 56.1 points per game, third best in the nation.The Trojans look to bring more of the same against Arizona State’s balanced scoring attack. Guard Ty Abbott leads the Sun Devils at 12.3 points per game, while forward Rihards Kuksiks and guard Derek Glasser average in double figures as well.But USC can’t afford to be one-sided against an Arizona State team that has played well of late. Before falling to California last weekend, the Sun Devils had won four in a row.“We haven’t shot the ball well at all the last three games,” O’Neill said.The Trojans hope that changes tonight.“Play for pride now,” Lewis said. “No one wants to end the season a loser.”last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: Feb. 12, 2014 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. •••••Joseph Elliot, born in 1973, of Wellington was charged with aggravated assault, a level 7 felony; criminal threat, a level 9 felony; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Elliot is accused on Oct. 27, 2013 of brandishing what appeared to be a handgun at the time but was actually a pellet soft BB gun during an argument with two people. He allegedly said to both of them, “I’ll shoot both of you, M.Fers.”•••••David Gressel, born in 1943, of South Haven was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Gressel is accused on Jan. 13, 2014, of alarming others during an argument by calling a woman a “bitch, slut and whore” and using other profanities.•••••Justin Wayne Morris, born in 1973, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Morris is accused on June 5, 2013 of unlawfully possessing a baggy containing about .82 grams of methamphetamine in his house near him when he was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant.He also allegedly had green meth pipes, green glass bongs, and stone marijuana pipes with intent to use.•••••Gregory Moseley, born in 1975, of Wichita was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor. Jesse Jelley, born in 1990, of Wichita was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and use of possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Moseley is accused on January 26, 2014, of angrily punching Jessey Jelley and disturbing the peace. Jelley is also accused of angrily punching Moseley.•••••Aaron Campbell, born in 1984, of Wellington was charged with possession of narcotics, a level 5 drug felony; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor.Campbell is accused of having Oxycodone pills in his pocket on Jan. 14, 2014. He then entered a storm sewer at Cobb Liquor Store in Wellington, knowing he was not authorized or privileged to do so by taking off the storm drain without permission and entering the drain system.Campbell’s preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 6.•••••Mitchell Norris, born in 1994, of Milan, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors.On Jan. 11, 2014, Norris is accused of having marijuana residue in a marijuana pipe in his pocket and additional marijuana in an altered can in his car and two small baggies in the center console in a round Hard Rush tobacco container.•••••Aaron Campbell (see above) was charged with burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 felony; theft, Class A misdemeanor; and criminal damage to property, Class B misdemeanor.Campbell is accused on Jan. 25 of entering a dwelling at 211 West 2nd in Wellington with intent to commit a felony or theft. He allegedly took $40 in cash when he took two $20 bills lying on the television.He is also accused of destroying a cement angel and damaging a window screen while trying to break into the house.•••••Michael Ryan Harbison, born in 1982, of Caldwell was charged with aggravated burglary, a level 5 felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a level 8 felony.Harbison is accused of unlawfully and feloniously entering a dwelling at 106 West Avenue A in Caldwell with intent to steal items while another person was sleeping at the residence. Harbison allegedly took financial cards, a Sony camera, a knife and a Derringer pistol with intent to deprive the owner of the property valued less than $1,000.Harbison was convicted of a felony assault in Virginia in 2004 so he should not be in possession of a Derringer pistol.•••••Donald Jacob Elliott, born in 1993, of South Haven was charged with criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of CMB by a minor aged adult, a Class C misdemeanor; and failure to report an accident, a misdemeanor.Elliott is accused of damaging two road signs by running over them on Dec. 13, 2013 while driving onto a closed road. Damage is estimated at $50.Elliot allegedly also possessed several cans of beer in his vehicle which he placed prior to going hunting. After hitting the signs, Elliot allegedly did not take proper steps to notifying authorities.•••••Randy Shaffer, born in 1958, in Caldwell was charged with aggravated battery, a level 8 felony.On Jan. 26, 2014, Shaffer is accused of angrily choking a woman by the neck and leaving a mark.•••••Leta Logan, born in 1960, of Caldwell was charged with criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor.Logan is accused of damaging a birthday invitation for a grandfather’s grandson without the grandfather’s consent. The damage was less than $1,000.•••••Wes Ryan Misak, born in 1977, of Wellington was charged with two counts of impairing security interest, a level 9 felony.On March 22, 2013, Misak is accused of selling, exchanging or disposing a Ditch Witch for $1,931 which was owned by Security State Bank. He allegedly did so without the authorization from the bank. Misak then was accused on July 27, 2012 of selling, exchanging or disposing of a Jayco Trailer for $6,000 without the consent of the owner Security State Bank.•••••Cody Hays, born in 1992, of Wellington was charged with failure to signal, a traffic infraction; transporting an open container, a misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Hays is accused of transporting an open container of alcoholic liquor, possessing four partially smoked marijuana butts on the dashboard of his pickup, and Swisher rolling paper.•••••Karen Black, born in 1975, of South Haven was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Black is accused of slapping a family member in the face during an argument, and engaging in brawling or fighting by slapping the family member and pushing him off the porch which was alarming to another person.•••••Jayvon Whiteneir, born in 1980, of Wellington was charged with interference with a law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of depressant, a Class A misdemeanor.Whitener is accused on Feb. 1, 2014 of a falsely claiming he was another person so as to avoid being arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant from Sedgwick County for failure to appear on a child support case. He also is accused of unlawfully possessing a depressant known as alprazolam pills in his pocket without having a prescription for such pills.•••••Travis Roberts, born in 1976, of Wellington was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Roberts is accused of angrily grabbing a family member and striking her with his knee during an argument.•••••Arthur Goodnight, born in 1982, of Oxford was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Goodnight is accused of angrily pushing a family member during an argument.•••••Michael Hernandez, born in 1987, of Caldwell was charged with driving under the influence, a second offense, a Class A misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; battery of law enforcement officers, a Class A misdemeanor; criminal threat, a level 9 felony; aggravated arson, a level 3 felony; and driving contrary to ignition interlock restriction, a Class A misdemeanor.Hernandez is accused of operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol content of .08 or more as measured within three hours of operating said vehicle. He also allegedly physically resisted being arrested and handcuffed and angrily stomping on a Caldwell law enforcement officer’s foot while resisting arrest.He then allegedly said, “I’ll kill you, and I should have head butted you. I would’ve broken your nose real good.”Hernandez then is accused of setting the police car on fire as he was being transported to Sumner County jail in Wellington. The officer burned his hand as he was getting both himself and Hernandez out of the car and then fighting the fire.Earlier, Hernandez allegedly had been driving on Boyd Street in Caldwell in a motored vehicle that was required to have an ignition interlock ignition in place.His court deposition is set for Thursday.•••••David Jimenez, born in 1963, of Belle Plaine was charged with theft, a level 9 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Jimenez is accused of obtaining about $2,500 in cash from another person’s safe without permission in December 2012. On May 1, 2013, he allegedly stole a 14 carat gold chain with diamond pendants, having a value less than $1,000 and pawned it for $192.•••••On Feb. 4, 2014, Jeremy Schulmeister, born in 1983, of Wilson, Kans. and Jeremy Snyder, born in 1982, homeless were apprehended by Sumner County authorities.Schulmeister was charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor; no tag on vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor; theft, a level 9 felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Snyder was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; theft, a level 9 felony; and interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony.Schulmeister is accused of driving a motor vehicle at 102 mph in a 55 mph zone on Feb. 4, 2014 on 1300 South Olive Road while snow was falling at 12:50 a.m. The vehicle allegedly did not have an assigned license plate.Schulmeister and Snyder are accused of transporting stolen property from an Oklahoma residence that included golf equipment and jewelry worth more than $1,000. They also allegedly told law enforcement officers the property was their’s from a storage unit in Oklahoma.Snyder is accused of possessing meth inside a glass smoking pipe lying on the floor in the vehicle for which he was a passenger.•••••Matthew Hahn, born in 1987, of Derby was charged with burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 felony. He was then charged with two alternative charges of thefts, level 9 felonies.Hahn was charged with entering into a dwelling at 108 East Main in Mulvane with intent of committing a felony.The complaint then said that Hahn will be either be charged with taking an X-box, stereo, comic book collection, printer, computer tower and monitor, DVD player, guitar, and other property from a person with a value greater than $1,000; or he with stealing property worth more than $1,000 known that it had been stolen from another. Hahn is accused of allowing some other thief to store the stolen property in his bedroom.•••••James Koch, born in 1987, of Caldwell was charged with transporting an open container, a misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.On Jan. 24, 2014, Koch is accused of transporting in his vehicle Captain Morgan rum, two marijuana cigarettes, and rolling papers to use to inhale controlled substances into his body.•••••Kindra Quakenbush, born in 1982, of Wichita was charged with escaping from custody on Feb. 3.Quakenbush was held in custody in Sumner County Jail on a misdemeanor charge in Sumner County, i.e. case no. 2012 TR 4280. She was serving a sentence for driving while suspended.She was released on a furlough on Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. and failed to return to jail at 5 p.m. as required by the court’s Furlough Order and was not apprehended until Feb. 6, 2014.last_img read more