Zidane summons James and Mariano again

first_imgGoalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube.Defenses: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola and Mendy.Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, James and Isco.Strikers: Lucas Vázquez, Jović, Brahim, Mariano, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo. Before travelling, the team worked out in Valdebebas to prepare the next game. The session was light with a precision work circuit, a ball control exercise and a pressure exercise. After that, the squad played a match in a small field and shot at goal. Hazard and Marco Asensio continued with their recovery processes and they were not with their classmates.This is the full list of summoned:realmadrid.com ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The Real Madrid expedition, before traveling to Arabia.realmadrid.com Real Madrid has announced the list of summoned for the Spanish Super Cup, which will be held in Saudi Arabia from next Wednesday, January 8 to Sunday 12. As usual, Zinedine Zidane, with a degree at stake, has opted to bring all his available staff to the appointment, even to the players who are on the starting ramp like Brahim Y Mariano. James also travels, who despite being training with the group since December 19 had not yet been summoned, and Lucas and Marcelo, fully recovered from their physical problems. Do not travel injured like Eden Hazard, which does not arrive on time, o Marco Asensio, who still has several months left to get dressed again. Neither Benzema and Bale, last minute touches.However, the fact that the entire workforce travels to Saudi Arabia is symbolic, since the French coach will bet on the most common to try to defeat the Valencia (Wednesday, at 20:00 in Movistar Champions League) and, if successful, at Barcelona or at Atlético de Madrid in the end. Another conclusion that can be intuited from the collective call of Zidane is that none of the players called to leave the team in the winter transfer market is close to joining another club.last_img read more

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Jennifer Ellison Brown: Indentifying and treatment principles for sport injuries

first_imgThe following injuries are considered as dangerous conditions: – Concussions: Injury to the brain after a knock on the head. Sometimes there is a delay between the injury and losing consciousness. The casualty may be unconscious, sick or drowsy, get confused, stare and suffer memory loss. These signs may not appear until hours after the injury. – Shock: When enough blood is not circulating around the body due to fluid loss from severe bleeding or burns, vomiting, diarrhoea, or heavy sweating. The signs and symptoms are cold clammy skin, blue lips, rapid weak pulse, rapid shallow breathing, thirst, dizziness, nausea. The casualty may become restless, anxious and aggressive, may yawn and gasp for air and may even become unconscious and dies. – Hypothermia (freezing): The internal body temperature becomes dangerously low (below 350C). This happens when the body is being exposed to cold and wind or in very cold water for too long. The signs and symptoms are shivering, cold, pale dry skin, slow shallow breathing, slow weakening pulse, feeling confused and lacking energy. The casualty may collapse, become unconscious and die if not treated. – Hyperthermia (overheating): The body temperature has risen above 390C and can lead to several different conditions such as: • Heat exhaustion: the body temperature rises and water and salt is lost through excessive sweating. Signs of heat exhaustion includes headaches, lightheadedness, pale grey skin, weak rapid pulse, dizziness, muscle cramps. Shock may develop if water loss is severe. • Dehydration: this is like heat exhaustion, but less severe. The individual feels weak and dizzy through the loss of water and salts from the body. – Heat stroke: this is when the body suddenly stops sweating and the temperature rises out of control. This usually happens during long, vigorous physical activity in a hot and humid environment. The signs and symptoms are sudden lapses into confusion or delirium, rapid strong pulse and hot dry skin. He or she may become unconscious and die if not treated quickly. This routine is used in the case of most soft tissue injuries. Such injuries must be treated as soon as possible after they occur to prevent them from getting worse. The purpose of RICE is to reduce pain, swelling and bruising around an injured area and speed up the healing process. Rest: Stop activity and support the injury in a comfortable position to prevent further injury. Ice: Put an ice pack on the injury for 10-15 minutes every hour. Remove the ice pack after every 15 minutes. This reduces blood flow and swelling. Compression: Wrap a bandage firmly around the injured area. This reduces internal bleeding. Elevation: Raise the injury above the level of the heart. This reduces internal bleeding, swelling and throbbing. We also need to continue to treat the injury properly throughout the recovery. First 48 hours: Ice 10-15 minutes every hour. Avoid using heat because it increases blood flow, avoid drinking alcohol, it increase swelling, avoid activity and do not massage. 48-72 hours: Apply ice and heat alternate for 5 minutes periods to increase blood flow to and from injured area. This encourage healing. 72 hours and after: Heat baths, hot water bottles etc, start rehabilitation activities. (Active movement, passive stretching and active strengthening). Rice should not be used for fractures and dislocations. These should be moved as little as possible and professional medical assistance sought. Treatment principles for common sport-related injuries The R.I.C.E Principle The immediate action to be taken when an individual suffers an injury during physical activity is to get the person from the pitch or playing area and seek appropriate help. We can reduce the time before we return to sport by acting quickly when we are first injured. The following procedures are used: DRABC Principle This routine is used when a person has collapsed and may be unconscious. The aim is to keep the casualty breathing until an ambulance arrives. Lack of oxygen very quickly leads to brain damage. D: Danger – check for danger, this could mean stopping the game. R: Response – shake the casualty gentle to get a response. If the casualty is conscious and can speak find out where the pain is. Stop any bleeding and support broken bones. Send for an ambulance. If the casualty is unconscious move on to resuscitation (A, B, C) A: Airways make sure the tongue is not blocking the airways. Loosen tight clothing, raise the chin and tilt the head backwards, remove obvious obstructions such as gum, or vomit. B: Breathing – look for signs of breathing. If the casualty is breathing, stop any bleeding and support broken bones. Place in the recovery position while you get help. If no sign of breathing move to C. C: Circulation – feel for the carotid pulse in the neck. A pulse will show that the heart is beating. If there is a pulse, give mouth-to-mouth ventilation to restore breathing. If there is no breathing, phone for an ambulance as quickly as possible. Give cardiac massage and mouth-to-mouth ventilation to restore circulation and breathing. Next week: Emergency Procedureslast_img read more

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Swimmer resumes Pacific crossing record attempt

first_imgPart adventurer, part environmentalist, Lecomte organized the swim to raise awareness of plastic contamination and ocean pollution.His support team is conducting a series of experiments on the trip, including collecting samples of plastic waste.When he suspended the swim, he said the scale of the pollution his team had already encountered made him all the more determined to complete the journey.“It’s more important now than ever that we make it to the Great Garbage Patch,” he said, referring to a massive vortex of trash that floats between the US states of Hawaii and California.“I want to show people why our oceans are so important.” ABADVERTISEMENT RELATED STORIES:Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross PacificMichael Phelps praises 10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent for breaking record10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent breaks Michael Phelps’ swim recordSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs French marathon swimmer Benoit “Ben” Lecomte in Choshi, Chiba prefecture. Image: Martin Bureau / AFPA Frenchman attempting to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean said Wednesday he was resuming his bid, after storms forced him to suspend the ambitious undertaking.“Back in the water today! After avoiding a typhoon we’re finally back at the swim point and continuing on with the swim,” Ben Lecomte tweeted.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Ex-Brazil football boss gets 4 years in prison in FIFA probe Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lecomte set off from Choshi in Japan on June 5 and planned to swim across the ocean to San Francisco in six to eight months.But nearly two months into the epic journey, severe storms forced the 51-year-old to head back to port in Japan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He and his team waited out several storm systems swirling through the region during the local typhoon season before heading back this week to where he cut the swim short, slightly more than 580 nautical miles east of Japan.He will be resuming a schedule of swimming for eight hours a day and consuming 8,000 calories daily to keep going. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

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England U-21s 1–3 Italy U-21s: Young Lions exit European Championship and finish bottom of Group B

first_img Italy players celebrate scoring against England’s Under-21s England’s Under-21s side exited a European Championship at the group stage for a third successive tournament after being beaten 3-1 by Italy in Olomouc.The Young Lions knew a win or draw could get them into the semi-finals but they ended up bottom of Group B as they were left to rue errors at both ends of the pitch which allowed the Azzurrini to capitalise, although they were also unable to qualify for the next phase.Two goals in two first half minutes from Andrea Belotti and Marco Benassi, saw England’s static defence unpicked with ease, while Benassi’s second, with 18 minutes to go, further embarrassed Gareth Southgate’s backline before Nathan Redmond slammed home a consolation strike.It had initially looke promising with early pressure for England coming in the shape of two corners, which were swung in by Everton’s Luke Garbutt, but his set-pieces failed to create the havoc intended, while Italy’s first retort was also from a corner but an excellent cross was turned away from goal by one of their own players.The Young Lions then began to get penned back by the Azzurrini as a succession of clumsy passes and tackles gifted possession to the Italians but, when given space, Domenico Berardi could only lash over.Harry Kane showed why he’s more than just a centre forward as he dropped deep before firing a sensational through ball to Danny Ings but, with just Francesco Bardi to beat, the Liverpool new boy missed the target.Soon though, Italy had taken charge of the match with England’s pedestrian central midfield duo of Nathaniel Chalobah and Jake Forster-Caskey struggling to stifle their opponents, while John Stones was guilty of chasing opponents when remaining disciplined alongside shaky defensive partner Ben Gibson was the better option.Kane forced a splendid save from shot-stopper Bardi as he did well to take down a long raking pass, before cutting inside and getting an effort away.But a foolish free-kick was given away after 25 minutes by Garbutt and England were punished for some dozy defending with Belotti beating the backline and stretching a leg out to volley in Berardi’s excellent delivery.And it got worse just moments later as Lorenzo Crisetig, given space to drive forward, found Benassi and his shot deflected into the back of the net off Gibson.Southgate’s side attempted to rally but with the midfield lacking creativity and the full-back’s struggling to get past the halfway line, England were left passing the ball aimlessly along the back.Redmond nearly produced one moment of magic before half-time as he danced through a maze of legs but his strike was saved Bardi between the sticks.Seconds after the break, Jesse Lingard, the hero against Sweden, nearly got one goal back as he weaved his way through the Italian defence but his strike went wide.Kane and Ings also smashed efforts towards Bardi but neither were able to test the glovesman, who is on the books at Inter Milan, but has spent most of his time away on loan spells.Gibson then came agonisingly close to nudging in an Ings flick on as Southgate’s side threw everything at the Italians.Luigi Di Biagio’s side quickly looked to stifle the Young Lions by taking off dangerous winger Berardi and putting on defender Stefano Sabelli.Redmond and Lingard, who had notably begun to switch positions along the forward line, nearly combined to great affect but the latter’s curled strike was swept just past the post.But with 18 minutes to go England were left to accept their fate as Benassi took advantage of some terrible defending to head home Marcelo Trotta’s excellent flick from a throw-in.A rally of strikes from Redmond, Kane and Chalobah were all pot-shots rather than measured efforts before Norwich star Redmond eventually bludgeoned the ball beyond Bardi before the final whistle confirmed their exit from the tournament. 1last_img read more

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Datebook 1/4

first_img 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson FRIDAY The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum will hold a discussion of conservation efforts around the world from 7 -8:30 p.m. in the Mammal Halls, 900 Exposition Blvd. Music and other performances will follow until 1 a.m. Admission is $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members and students. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. TODAY Studio City’s Wine Bistro restaurant will host a televised broadcast of the Rose Bowl game at 5:15 p.m., 11915 Ventura Blvd. At halftime, outstanding former athletes, male and female, will be recognized for their successes on and off the field during their retirement years. For information call (818) 506-6428. The North Hills West Neighborhood Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sepulveda VA, Building 22 at 16111 Plummer St., between Woodley and Haskell avenues. THURSDAY The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. last_img read more

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New photos from prison may inflame Iraqis again

first_img But another defense official said Army officials had reviewed the photographs posted on the Sydney Morning Herald’s Web site and matched them to images that were among those turned over to military authorities in 2004 by a U.S. soldier. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to address the matter publicly, said the photos contained no new information about abuse. Although the Abu Ghraib case was exhaustively reported here years ago, the new images could revive the issue of treatment of Iraqis by U.S.-led occupation forces, who face the ever-present threat of death or serious injury at the hands of insurgents. This week’s release of video showing British troops beating Iraqi youths during a violent 2004 protest in the southern city of Amarah prompted the Basra provincial administration to severe ties with British authorities. 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In the Middle East, where there have been widespread anti-Western protests recently over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya TV aired some of the Australian station’s footage but refrained from using the most shocking and sexually explicit images. CNN also broadcast excerpts. Iraq’s acting human rights minister, Nermine Othman, said she was “horrified” by the pictures and would study whether any action could be taken against those responsible, even though some offenders have been imprisoned. “There will be two kinds of reactions from Iraqis,” she told The Associated Press. “One will be anger and others will feel sorry that they (SBS) didn’t give them to the Iraqi government to investigate. Why use them? Why show them? We have had enough suffering and we don’t want any more.” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the Defense Department believed the release of additional images of prisoner abuse was harmful and “could only further inflame and possibly incite unnecessary violence in the world.” Whitman said he did not know whether the photos and video clips were among images the Pentagon has been withholding from public release since 2004. BAGHDAD, Iraq – New images showing Iraqis abused by U.S. guards at Abu Ghraib prison three years ago threatened Wednesday to inflame public anger already running high over footage of British soldiers beating youths in southern Iraq. Images of naked prisoners, some bloodied and lying on the floor, were taken about the same time as earlier photos that triggered a worldwide scandal and led to military trials and prison sentences for several lower-ranking American soldiers. Many of the pictures broadcast Wednesday by Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service, including some that appear to show corpses, were more graphic than those previously published. One of the video clips depicted a group of naked men with bags over their heads standing together and masturbating. The network said they were forced to participate. Some key Iraqi officials urged their countrymen to react calmly since the pictures were old and the offenders had been punished. last_img read more

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CASSIDY SPEAKS IN GAELIC LIFE NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW – NO REGRETS, HE SAYS

first_imgDonegal star Kevin Cassidy told a newspaper today he has no regrets about contributing to the controversial book which led to his sacking from the county team.In a statement released exclusively to Gaelic Life, Cassidy said that he felt he had not overstepped the mark in revealing information about what went on in the Donegal camp, and insisted that he meant no harm by any of his comments.He tells today’s edition: “It was with total honesty that I approached it and I don’t believe I revealed any secrets within the squad. Anything that I discussed had been said before the publication. “Our achievements this year were incredible and the times we shared will stay with me forever. It was an incredible time to be a Donegal player. At the end of the season there was a sense of unfinished business, but due to present circumstances it will remain as that for me.”The double All-Star revealed various secrets about training under Jim McGuinness as well as other revealing aspects of the team.“Anything that I discussed had been said before the publication. Our achievements this year were incredible and the times we shared will stay with me forever. It was an incredible time to be a Donegal player.“At the end of the season there was a sense of unfinished business, but due to present circumstances it will remain as that for me,” he said. Cassidy added that he never intended to disrespect any other players or management.He also said the reason why he didn’t mention his involvement in the book was because the team was in the middle of preparing for their championship challenge.He also said that he has never read the book and said what he wanted to say.In his column in Gaelic Life, Cassidy’s former county colleague Brendan Devenney reveals his surprise at how serious the situation became, and wonders how the void created by the wing-back’s absence will be filled for next season.“I know both men [Cassidy and McGuinness] well, and I can see their reasons. It’s just unfortunate that this whole sorry mess had to go as far as they have done,” write Devenney. Gaelic Life went on sale this morning.Copies of the book have been selling like hot cakes!CASSIDY SPEAKS IN GAELIC LIFE NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW – NO REGRETS, HE SAYS was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:gaelic lifeKevin Cassidylast_img read more

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U.S. plans inadequate for 1918-type pandemic

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “But I have to be clear that I don’t think any public health agency I know of is adequately prepared … because there is not a vaccine available yet to provide to the public.” Other local health officials concur that in a pandemic, the number of sick people would quickly exceed hospitals’ capacity to care for them. Dr. Brian Johnston, a member of the board of trustees of the California Medical Association and former president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, said there is no question that both public and private health care systems are inadequate to respond to a flu pandemic. “Presently, we have a hard time just dealing with Friday and Saturday nights,” Johnston said. “Our emergency rooms are jammed, patients wait hours to get into the ER and days to go from the ER to a bed upstairs in our hospitals. That has been true for several years.” So far, there have been about two dozen suspected cases of Avian flu in California, but tests have come up negative on all of them. But in December, the World Health Organization warned that the current bird flu could mutate and trigger a worldwide outbreak that could kill up to 7 million people and infect billions more. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that a pandemic could kill up to 207,000 people and sicken an additional 20 million to 47 million in the United States. In comparison, about 5 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population is infected each year with more common strains of flu, which kill about 36,000 people, including 1,000 to 1,500 in Los Angeles County. World Health Organization officials said they couldn’t predict when such a pandemic might occur, but recently reported increasing numbers of human avian flu cases in Southeast Asia. Although no vaccine is available yet, an inactivated human vaccine is undergoing human clinical trials in the United States. “Unfortunately, there is no vaccine available now at any price,” said Howard Backer, interim state public health officer. “They are developing prototypes and experimental vaccines. It sounds to me, from recent pronouncements, that they are increasing the development of various types of vaccines and will stockpile some of these. California will get its population-based share.” Fielding said the most potentially effective antiviral drug is Tamiflu and the U.S. government aims to buy a large amount but, he added, there are order backlogs, and some nations have been placed on two-year waiting lists. The United States has about 2 million doses in its national stockpiles and expects to have 6 million shortly, Backer said. The nation has ordered a total of 20 million doses. “There is nowhere near enough to reach a significant percentage of the population,” Fielding said. “There would be prioritization.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Unsettled by the possibility of a global influenza pandemic, California and Los Angeles County health experts have prepared plans to deal with a potential outbreak, officials said Wednesday. Plans include coordinating with federal agencies to receive and distribute antiviral drugs and other medicines; increasing poultry and human surveillance; and expediting testing of suspected cases to try to keep any outbreak in check, officials said. Still, Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the county’s health officer, warned that none of the nation’s health systems is adequately prepared for an outbreak. “We have a whole pandemic flu plan and meet every two or three weeks,” Fielding said. “We’ve looked at the capacity of hospitals and tried to understand what kind of surge capacity exists. last_img read more

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New TiVo feature will let iPod users take their shows to go

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Now, by adding support for the MPEG-4 video format, TiVo hopes to capitalize on the popularity of iPods and PSPs, which are among today’s hottest handheld gadgets with video capabilities. “There’s a lot of flexibility now in the devices we support, and this puts choices in the consumer’s hands,” said Jim Denney, TiVo’s vice president of product marketing. Some tech-savvy owners of the new video-playing iPod or PSP have already figured out on their own how to sync TiVo shows with the portable players, but the process involves video format conversions that many consumers would rather not tackle. TiVo will now do the conversions in the background. The new service feature will be available today for current TiVo subscribers as a beta test and for the general public in the first quarter of next year. SAN JOSE – TiVo Inc. is expanding its video recording service so users will be able to transfer recorded television shows onto Apple Computer Inc.’s iPods or Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Portable – the latest move aimed at putting TV in people’s hands for viewing anywhere. The enhanced TiVoToGo feature being announced today will also add more copy-protection measures to discourage possible copyright abuse that would anger Hollywood. TiVo officials said shows recorded via TiVoToGo will have digital watermarks. The extra encoding will follow the copied program wherever it goes, giving TiVo the ability to trace the origin of a transferred program that might get posted freely onto the Internet. With its introduction in January of TiVoToGo, the digital video recording pioneer gave its broadband Series2 subscribers the ability to transfer recorded shows to Windows-based PCs and laptops as well as portable media players. But the service was available only to devices compatible with Microsoft Corp.’s Portable Media Center platform, such as Creative Technology Ltd.’s Zen. Consumers would need certain video encoding software on their computers, provided by TiVo or purchased elsewhere for about $15 to $30 in stores. The enhanced TiVoToGo also will allow users for the first time to set their TiVos to automatically load new recordings of their favorite programs to portable gadgets via their PC. The recordings would be transferred overnight, similar to how shows are downloaded to TiVo boxes overnight for those who request automatic recording of certain programs. Don’t expect instant gratification: The transfer process from a TiVo Series2 set-top-box to a PC – a necessary step before syncing to a portable – occurs roughly in real time. An hourlong show will take an hour to transfer to the PC, then roughly another 10 minutes or so to sync to a portable device. 160Want 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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Teens may face adult plot trial

first_img The local boys, who had Goth-style makeup and piercings and wore black clothing and nail polish, said they felt ostracized at Quartz Hill High and wanted to get revenge in retaliation for being teased, deputies said. The boys had been on probation in connection with a 2003 assault in which a 14-year-old boy was sodomized with a metal rod, deputies said. Deputies said the 17-year-old admitted to a plan including shooting students and using improvised explosive devices. Deputies said the 15-year-old told them the plan was to kill all of the students who had made fun of him at school and then commit suicide. The teens had attended Quartz Hill High School but were transferred to other schools in the fall because of past discipline problems. The 15-year-old enrolled at Desert Sands Charter School and the older boy at Littlerock High School. The investigation started when a girl contacted a Quartz Hill High vice principal and said she had been told by friends that the 15-year-old did not like her and was planning to kidnap her and cut off her arms and legs. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Deputy District Attorney Lonnie Felker contends that the two are criminally unfit for care, treatment and training through Juvenile Court. “We filed a fitness motion,” Felker said. “It was based on a lot of factors.” The boys, whose names have not been released because of their age, remained in custody at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. In announcing the boys’ arrests last week, sheriff’s deputies said the teens had found bomb-making instructions on the Internet and detonated practice bombs in the desert. The two were planning a Columbine-style attack for next Valentine’s Day, officials said. On April 20, 1999, 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., were shot to death by two teenage gunmen who then killed themselves. SYLMAR – Prosecutors want two teenagers charged with planning a Columbine-style attack at Quartz Hill High School to be tried as adults. The two, ages 15 and 17, appeared in Sylmar Juvenile Court on Tuesday and denied charges of conspiracy to commit murder. The younger boy also denied a charge of making criminal threats. The boys are due back in court Jan. 4 to have a date set for a hearing before a judge who will decide whether the teens should be tried in Juvenile Court or as adults. The maximum penalty possible in Juvenile Court is confinement by the California Youth Authority until age 25. If convicted as adults in Superior Court, the two could face life in prison on the conspiracy charge. last_img read more

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