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Trial set in prison bus crash

first_img Twitter Pinterest Local NewsCrime Trial set in prison bus crash Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run Facebook Previous articleLongtime OHS band director stepping downNext articleTexas Tech unveils Ector plan admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a prison bus crash in Penwell, Texas. Federal investigators have confirmed that the deadly West Texas prison bus accident was caused by the bus striking a piece of displaced highway guardrail, The National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Wednesday, May 11, 2016.center_img WhatsApp Summer Spaghetti SaladTexas Fried ChickenCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Crime Trial set in prison bus crash Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death District Judge W. Stacy Trotter has slated a 9 a.m. Oct. 22 trial for the high-profile lawsuit in the Jan. 14, 2015, collision of a state prison bus and a freight train in which two Texas Department of Criminal Justice guards and eight inmates died 15 miles west of Odessa at the oilfield ghost town of Penwell.All the suits filed since March 1, 2016, on behalf of the surviving and deceased inmates and their survivors have been consolidated, so Trotter’s 358th Judicial District courtroom will presumably be packed with attorneys representing plaintiffs and the three Texas state agencies named as defendants.An effort by plaintiffs’ lawyers to bring in Union Pacific Railroad as a defendant failed when Trotter granted a motion by Austin attorney Robert B. Burns Jr. to excuse the Omaha, Neb.-based corporation from the legal affray.“The incident occurred on an interstate highway when the bus drove off the road,” Burns told the OA in a phone interview. “After sliding down the side of the highway, the bus hit the side of a train moving on the tracks. There was no connection with Union Pacific in the cause of the accident.”Asked if the plaintiffs had tried to involve UP because the Texas Tort Claims Act limits the total possible damages from the state to between $100,000 and $500,000, Burns said, “I can’t speak on their motivation, but we had no liability exposure.”None of the other lawyers could be reached during the past two weeks, but two gave interviews in May last year.Representing Karl and Petra Townsend of Fort Worth, whose son Tyler is one of the deceased inmates, Fort Worth attorney Nate Washington blamed the TDCJ, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Department of Transportation.A correctional officer and four prisoners survived critical injuries after the westbound 47-passenger white Bluebird bus hit a damaged Interstate 20 guardrail at 7:40 a.m. and careened down the south side of an embankment, hitting the last cars of an eastbound UP freight train.“The DPS and TxDOT were negligent in not warning about the guardrail, but before that I’m not aware of any pressing reason to make the trip that day,” Washington said in May. “There was no mystery about the weather and icy road conditions, so I don’t know why they even set out.”The inmates were being moved from the Robertson and Middleton Units southeast of Anson to Sanchez State Jail at El Paso, and the National Transportation Safety Board has said the bus was going 57 mph when its left front tire hit the guardrail. The NTSB said the guardrail was protruding two feet from having previously been hit by vehicles sliding across the median. The bus was following a truck and passing one.Although the bus was under the 75-mph speed limit, Washington said, it was not traveling slowly enough. “Keep in mind that the Texas Transportation Code requires you to drive an appropriate speed for the conditions,” he said.“If there is ice on the road or a blinding snowstorm, the law requires that you adjust your speed and slow down.”Washington said the suit is worth trying even with the limited potential settlement. “It’s not about getting square, it’s about, No. 1, the chance to get answers and, No. 2, being able to walk into a courtroom and ask questions about why it was OK to put a bus on the road during an ice storm,” he said.“Yes, they were prisoners, but they were still people who had families. There were also people on the bus who were not prisoners, and who is going to ensure change?”The survivors were TDCJ guard Jason Self of Baird and inmates Remigio Pineda of Odessa, Damien Rodriguez of Midland and Hector Rivera and Terry Johnson Jr. of Dallas. Others with fatal injuries were correctional officers Eligio Garcia, the driver, and Christopher Davis of Abilene and inmates Jeremiah Rodriguez and Jesus Reyna of Odessa, Byron Wilson and Angel Vasquez of Amarillo, Kaleb Wise of Abilene and Adolfo Ruiz and Michael Stewart of Fort Worth.Assistant attorneys general from Austin have filed answers for all three departments in the Ector County District Clerk’s Office, claiming sovereign immunity.They say the tragedy “was proximately caused by conditions, instrumentalities, parties, individuals or entities who were not under the direction or control of the TDCJ and for whose conduct the TDCJ is not legally responsible.“Specifically, the TDCJ pleads that the plaintiffs must show actions by the defendant TDCJ were willful, wanton, negligent or performed with a conscious indifference or reckless disregard,” state attorneys said.They contend TxDOT was not responsible “because the sole or alternative cause of the incident in question was the negligent or unintended act or commission of an entity or person whose acts or commissions cannot be imputed to TxDOT.”Making similar arguments for the TDPS, they said, “In the alternative, the accident was unavoidable.”Adolfo Ruiz’ wife Jennifer and sons are represented by Pampa attorney Mark N. Buzzard, who said last May that the inmates were shackled in pairs without seatbelts and the sole survivors were in the last few rows of seats, which were the only ones bolted down.Noting a federal law requiring seatbelts on such vehicles was scheduled to go into effect last July, Buzzard said, “Because all the inmates were manacled to their respective seats or each other, they were just stuck.“All the buses had been purchased empty. The seats were installed by prisoners, and all but the last three or four rows tore loose. Everybody in the other seats perished.”In the 28 hours before the crash, three eastbound vehicles came through the I-20 median and knocked the 225-foot-long guardrail into the outside westbound lane, the NTSB said.“These are not well-to-do clients,” Buzzard said. “They need everything they can get. My guy was due to be paroled almost immediately. He had been charged with copying video tapes, which used to be a misdemeanor. He was not a bad kid. He loved his children, and their mother is a lovely lady.” Twitter By admin – April 15, 2018 last_img read more

Longtime Douglas aide, Susanne Young, moving back to AG’s office

first_imgVermont Attorney General William H Sorrell announced Monday that Susanne R Young has been appointed as an Assistant Attorney General. She will serve as the supervising attorney for the staff that provides legal services to the Department of Mental Health.Young served most recently as Legal Counsel to Governor Douglas and as Deputy State Treasurer while Douglas was state treasurer. She returns to the attorney general’s office where she served for 17 years in a variety of positions, including as Chief of the Criminal Division and Deputy Attorney General.‘We are extremely fortunate to have an attorney with Susanne’s experience re-join our ranks at the AGO,’ said Sorrell. ‘Her knowledge of state government, her past experience in this office, and her familiarity with the legislative process will serve us well.’ January 31, 2010last_img read more


first_imgMichael Funston sets up a Finn Harps attack. Picture by Joe Boland.Raymond Foy hurdles the challenge of a Longford Town player during Harps FAI Cup this evening at Finn Park. Picture by Joe Boland.FAI CUP: FINN HARPS have bowed out of the FAI cup after a dramatic penalty shoot-out tonight at Finn Park.In a game played in absolutely dreadful weather conditions both sides struggled to assert any sort of steady influence on the game.Both sides battled hard and defended resolutely throughout in an absorbing cup tie. However, just like Friday night neither side could make the breakthrough at a rain soaked and wind swept Finn Park.Even an additional thirty minutes of extra-time failed to conjure up a goal to send one of these evenly matches sides into the hat for the fourth round of the FAI Cup.The game went to penalties but it was Longford Town who prevailed after Gareth Harkin and Josh Mailey both missed penalties.Kevin McHugh and Tony McNamee had converted their penalties before Harkin missed their third penalty. Mark Salmon, David O’Sullivan and Kevin O’Connor all dispatched their efforts.Garbhan Friel tucked away his penalty before Harps got a lifeline when Rhys Gorman missed his penalty.Harps had a chance to go in front but Josh Mailey missed his spot kick and Martin Deady fired his effort past Ciaran Gallagher to send Tony Cousin’s side into the next round.Harps have performed exceptionally well over the two ties and will now turn their attentions to Athlone Town on Friday night as they look to maintain their lead at the top of the table. HEARTBREAK FOR FINN HARPS AS THEY BOW OUT OF FAI CUP ON PENALTIES was last modified: June 1st, 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:Extra timefai cupfinn harpsHome-page Sportpenaltieslast_img read more

Thrills and spills at A1GP Durban

first_img25 February 2008In an incident-filled feature race run in hot and humid conditions, Switzerland’s Neel Jani recovered from a sleepless night caused by stomach problems to score his third win of the A1GP season in the streets of Durban on Sunday afternoon.The race ended behind the safety car after an accident involving South Africa’s Adrian Zaugg brought out the red flag with five minutes to go.Loic Duval, driving his last race for Team France, finished an excellent second after starting from eighth on the grid. He was followed across the line by Filipe Albuquerque, who was making his debut for Team Portugal.CollisionZaugg, who was running a hard-earned sixth after starting from 15th on the grid, collided with Team Netherlands’ Jeroen Bleekemolen when the South African failed to stop in time as he came down the inside of turn one.The incident resulted in several other cars making contact with each other as the field, bunched together because of a restart following one of several red flag incidents that brought out the safety car, crowded into the tight hairpin bend.Because of the red flag conditions, the result of the race was determined by the order at the end of the previous lap, which put South Africa in seventh place.“I’m really sorry for what happened,” a contrite Zaugg said after the race. “I didn’t keep my brakes and tyres warm enough while we were behind the safety car before the restart.‘I lost control’“I was crowded into a tighter line into the hairpin than I’d taken at any other time and it was very slippery there. I couldn’t stop the car in time, and when I hit the curb I lost control of the car, and ran into the side of Team Netherlands.”It was a sad end to what was otherwise a masterful performance that saw Zaugg in 11th place at half distance, having made up four places in the first 24 laps.He was eighth after the second of the two compulsory pit stops, following a slick change of all four tyres by Team South Africa, and looked set for a good points-scoring result. However, it was not to be, although South Africa did enough to retain fourth place in the championship with three rounds remaining after picking up four points for seventh place.Sprint raceEarlier in the day, Zaugg finished 13th in the sprint race behind first-time winner Robert Wickens of Canada after starting from 20th on the 22-car grid. Great Britain was second and Switzerland third.Zaugg fought hard against the odds to achieve a targeted 10th place at the finish – which would have earned Team South Africa a championship point – and a strong performance saw him overtake nine cars in the 20-minute race.Ultimately, he finished 11th on the road after Germany ran into the back of the Netherlands and South Africa passed Pakistan.The race ended behind the safety car after it was red-flagged and the result was based on the positions at the end of the penultimate lap. Germany was subsequently excluded from the result as a result of its driver’s manoeuvre.‘We’re very happy’“We’re very happy to have salvaged enough points today to retain our fourth place in the championship,” said Mike Carroll, general manager of Team South Africa.“Things might have been a lot different if we’d had better luck in qualifying yesterday. We should have qualified better.“The team did a great job this weekend and their quick work in the second pit stop helped Adrian make up a significant place (South Africa passed Brazil) at an important time.”Feature race 1. Neel Jarni, Switzerland2. Loic Duval, France3. Filipe Albuquerque, Portugal4. Jeroen Bleekemolen, Netherlands5. Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysia6. Congfu Cheng, China7. Adrian Zaugg, South Africa8. Edoardo Piscopo, Italy9. Bruno Junqueira, Brazil10. Jonny Reid, New ZealandSprint race 1. Robert Wickens, Canada2. Oliver Jarvis, Great Britain3. Neel Jarni, Switzerland4. Congfu Cheng, China5. Jeroen Bleekemolen, Netherlands6. John Martin, Australia7. Filipe Albuquerque, Portugal8. David Garza, Mexico9. Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysia10. Jonathan Summerton, USA13. Adrian Zaugg, South AfricaChampionship Standings 1. Switzerland 1182. France 1083. New Zealand 984. South Africa 835. Germany 776. Great Britain 707. Netherlands 698. Canada 529. Ireland 5010. China 43 The next race on the A1GP calendar takes place in Mexico City over the weekend of 14-16 March.Source: A1GP World Cup of Motorsportlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, July 11, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered showers move across Ohio today. Action is going to be pretty light in most areas, but eastern OH and SE areas of the state could see some heavier rains. From later tonight forward, the heaviest action will end up in western PA Mostly sunny dry and warm weather will be here for tomorrow and Saturday, with temps back to normal and above normal levels. On Sunday we have a few minor showers that may fire off along a frontal boundary coming across Ohio. Moisture totals will be unimpressive, but we ant give a completely dry day either. Areas that miss out on the rain should see a mix of clouds and sun. Dry Monday and Tuesday as well with sunshine and a few clouds coming up from the south. Temps remain above normal. Monday sees some showers moving across the Great Lakes and MI to the north, but none of that action is threatening further south. Then, the forecast gets a little squirrelly. We continue to expect a named tropical system (“Barry”) to come ashore on the Gulf coast this weekend, with landfall in LA. The system then drifts north. There is still plenty of disagreement on models as to how far north Barry’s remains can come, but models are drifting slightly toward the GFS solution, which keeps rain of any significance down well south of the Ohio river. Right now we think at midweek we dodge the tropical moisture, and late I the week Thursday night into Friday, we cant rule out some hit and miss showers from a weak front coming out of the West and NW. Rain totals will be from a few hundredths to .6” with coverage at 50% in Ohio. The map at right shows rain potential through next Friday morning. We finish the 10 day window with a dry Saturday (20th), and dry start to Sunday. In the extended 11-16 day period, we remain mostly dry, with our only threat of action coming late, around the 25th, where we can see .2”-.6” over about 70% of the state. Temps will be mostly above normal now through late July. We may drop back a little below normal behind each front we have (like today), but there are few fronts ready to move through here, so temps skew higher. The one thing to truly watch, for both temps and for overall weather pattern flow, will be this tropical system, and where its track takes it. Where the rain falls, it can be heavy, as the system’s remains will be very slow moving.last_img read more

The Best Way to Keep Your Attic Cooler is to Change Your Roof Color

first_imgRELATED ARTICLES The Top Two Reasons Powered Attic Ventilators Are a Waste of MoneyFans in the Attic: Do They Help or Do They Hurt?All About Attic VentingAre Solar-Powered Attic Ventilators Green?Georgia Pulls the Attic-Ventilator Plug (Sort of)Radiant Barriers: A Solution in Search of a ProblemHot-Climate DesignDesigning Houses That Keep Their Cool Oh, you also have to make sure not to do something stupid, like putting your air handler and ducts up in the attic. When you’re designing and building a new home, these are choices you can and should make. If you don’t, worrying about how best to keep the attic cool is a band-aid on a self-inflicted wound.In existing homes, the question is important. (Again, I’m assuming that you’re not considering a sealed attic.) Lowering the temperature of an attic that contains ducts can reduce your air conditioning costs. If the home doesn’t have ducts, there still may be reasons a homeowner would want to reduce the attic temperature. A lot of people like to store stuff up there, for example. I once had a homeowner who complained of the rubber handles on a wheelchair melting because it was so hot in the attic.OK, let’s look at one more scenario: non-air-conditioned homes. Sometimes people say they want to install a PAV to cool the house because they don’t have AC. In that case, what they really need is a whole-house fan, not a powered attic ventilator. And they’d still want to have the ceiling air-sealed and fully insulated to minimize heat transfer from the attic to the house. As with new homes, those without air conditioning shouldn’t need to worry about keeping the attic cooler.So, sometimes people do have good reasons for wanting to keep an attic cool. What are the options? Powered attic ventilators seem to be the one a lot of people want. It’s relatively inexpensive. It’s quick to install. And it does lower attic temperatures. But I know of two other methods that both are better than PAVs. One is a radiant barrier. The other is a reflective roof. And one of those is better than the other. (Of course, there’s a fourth option: You could install an air conditioner in the attic, but that’s the stuff of April Fool’s Day jokes.)The research on reflective roofsThere’s been some good work done on how the type of roofing affects the attic temperatures and cooling loads in the house. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has done quite a bit of work in this area and even built a test building called the Flexible Roof Facility to study different types of roof and attic assemblies. They’ve also done research on a number of real homes in Florida.One of the earliest studies they did was to look at the difference between black shingles and white shingles. The first graph below shows the results, and you can see that it’s about what you might expect. White shingles reflect more of the incident solar radiation and stay cooler. They don’t show the attic temperatures here, but if the shingles are cooler, the attic is cooler. (You can read more about this in FSEC’s literature review of attic ventilation. The graph is from page 30.)In another study, they changed the color of a home’s tile roofing from dark grey to white. (See Image #3,. below.) Here they did measure the attic temperatures, and you can see them in the next graph (Image #4). The white roof lowered the attic temperature by about 20 F°. (These images came from a presentation Danny Parker gave on FSEC’s cool roof research.)The third graph shows attic temperatures from the middle of the attic for several different types of roofing as well as a sealed attic. In this case, the most reflective roofing material (ivory IR selective metal tile) is 23.4 F° cooler than attic covered with dark shingles. (Read more about this in Danny Parker’s 2004 Home Energy magazine article, Improving Attic Thermal Performance.)But it’s not just FSEC that’s been studying what’s going on with roofs and attics, of course. Jeff Gordon gave a great presentation on attic venting at the 2011 Affordable Comfort conference and included some data they’ve taken at the Buildings Research Council lab in Illinois. They found that dark shingles are 27% hotter than white shingles.My friend Cameron Taylor has done a less formal study on his own home in Fort Worth, Texas. The design temperature there is 98° F, and they’ve been experiencing quite a few days where it gets above 100° F in recent years. He replaced his roof with a reflective metal roof (shown below) and wrote this to me in an email:My experience with my own reflective roof is going on three years, now. Each summer has been consistent with air temperatures in attic tracking below outdoor ambient until mid afternoon, where it then tracks with outdoor ambient.Why reflective roofs beat PAVs and radiant barriersAs you might expect, it’s not hard to show that reflective materials keep things cooler. When solar radiation hits a surface, three things can happen. It can be reflected; it can be absorbed; or it can be transmitted. The part of the solar spectrum that heats things up doesn’t get transmitted through roofs, so the incident solar radiation is either reflected or absorbed there. The more of it you can reflect, the less gets absorbed. Reflective roofing attacks the problem right there where it starts.Once the solar radiation is absorbed, some of the heat still gets ejected to the outside but much of it conducts downward through the roofing materials and roof deck. There it radiates down into the attic, heating up the insulation, the framing, the ductwork, and the boxes of Christmas tree ornaments. A radiant barrier can help by reducing the amount of that heat that radiates downward. But still, the heat is already in the roof. Radiant barriers are fine, but why not stop the heat on the side of the roof where it first enters?Powered attic ventilators are the worst way to try to keep your attic cool. They’ve been well-discussed here and other places, but briefly they’re not cost-effective, don’t deal with the problem where it starts, are using convection to solve a radiant heat problem, and can even be dangerous by backdrafting combustion appliances and putting carbon monoxide in the home.Reflective roofs are the winner, first because they deal with the problem where it begins. If we’re talking about existing homes, they beat radiant barriers because it’s not something extra. You gotta have a roof. Changing out a roof before it’s due to be changed would rarely be cost-effective, but if you need a new roof, going with something reflective would be the way to go. Still, don’t forget this doesn’t absolve you from fully air-sealing and insulating the ceiling. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. The most contentious issue I’ve written about since I started blogging isn’t bad Manual Js. Nor is it endorsing government intervention by raising efficiency standards or improving energy codes. Incredibly, it’s not even whether or not naked people need building science. Nope. The topic that really gets readers hyperventilating is powered attic ventilators (PAVs).Some people swear it’s the best way to keep their attic cool and reduce air conditioning costs. Apparently they haven’t seen the research about what works better than PAVs without the drawbacks.Do you really need to cool your attic?First off, let’s limit the discussion in this section to homes with unconditioned attics. Conditioned attics are great, but I want to focus on all the homes out there that have the insulation and air barrier at the ceiling, not the roofline.What about new homes? If you’re designing and building a new home, keeping an unconditioned attic cooler (in summer) is pretty much irrelevant. Just make sure the ceiling is airtight and fully insulated, and the temperature in the attic doesn’t matter much. Whether it’s 110°F or 130°F, there’s not much difference in the amount of heat flowing from the attic to the living space below.last_img read more

SEA Games gives Malaysia tourism a big push

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Malaysia Inbound Tourism Asso­cia­tion (Mita) secretary-general Adam Kamal Ahmad Kamil said tourists could face some challenges getting rooms since there was no Games Village.Despite that, he expected many from Asean countries making the bulk of the visitors.Mita, he added, had been selling special packages for the SEA Games since early this year.“Apart from the Games, there are plenty of side activities like shopping, fun at Genting Highlands and Melaka or visiting theme parks.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “Big sporting events like this are a boon to everyone.“And this is much appreciated as this year has been a tough one for the industry,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe added that MAH’s 150-member hotels across the Klang Valley would be most busy from Aug 18 to 20.At some hotels, special measures have been implemented to ensure safety throughout the 12-day event, which starts on Aug 19. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img A canopy walkway linking KL Sports City to the train station makes it accessible to sports fans.PETALING JAYA—As Malaysia rolls out the red carpet to welcome the foreign guests as it hosts the 29th SEA Games, hotels across the Klang Valley are reporting high occupancy, and some are putting in place strict security checks.Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) chief executive officer Yap Lip Seng said with the 12 hotels designa­ted for the Games’ participants being almost fully booked, there was a spillover as visitors had to reserve other hotels instead.ADVERTISEMENT Korean star Kim takes notice of PH volleybelles’ improvement Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony LATEST STORIES A check at the Eastin Hotel here showed scanners installed at its entrances and exits, and manned by the police.Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners vice-president Mohamad Halim Merican said such security measures were part of the Games’ security requirements.“The sporting event is good for business, especially for those hosting the athletes and delegates,” he added.Halim, who is also Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur general mana­ger, said the hotel was at nearly 80% capacity.“Besides the athletes and delegates, their friends and families will also come to support them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa offered to West Ham

first_imgInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa offered to West Hamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa has been offered to West Ham.The Sun says Inter have made the 22-year-old available on loan to the Premier League after sending him to Santos in his homeland.Manuel Pellegrini is weighing up his options in the January window and whether he could boost his attack with the Samba star.The Hammers boss will assess all his transfer targets before a decision is made on “Gabigol”, who says he wants to speak to Inter this week about his future.Gabriel put himself on the global map when he started at Santos but did not settle in Europe before heading back to South America.But being made available has put clubs on red alert for a player who forced his way into the Brazil team two years ago. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoChelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi: I thought my career was over

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi: I thought my career was overby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea whizkid Callum Hudson-Odoi feared he’d never play football again after a serious injury to his achilles.The 18-year-old winger has been flying recently after his return from the injury sustained in April.He said: “I wondered if I would be able to play again; that was my first thought. I knew I’d done something really serious so I was really concerned.”But my family kept me confident that I’d be back to how I was.”There were days when I would go into training and I would be sad or disappointed because I could see the boys outside training and you just want to be out there with them.”So I had the dark days but at the same time I had positive days as well.”He added: “When it came, it was more anger for me because everything was going as I wanted it to go.”I was playing games, I’d got called to the national team – everything was going perfectly.”There were big games coming up. But I knew when I came back I’d be stronger than I was before.” last_img read more