Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, December 19

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Liverpool have put Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema at the top of their wishlist for the January transfer window and the Reds are prepared to pay £50m for the Frenchman. (Daily Express)Liverpool also head the race for Aston Villa’s England ace Fabian Delph as they weigh up replacements for Steven Gerrard. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are ready to move for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi IF they fail to land Dortmund’s Mats Hummels next month. (Daily Express)Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin has ruled out a move to the Premier League. Manchester United and Chelsea have been eyeing the defender. (Daily Star)Tottenham are ready to go ‘all in’ to sign Porto’s Jackson Martinez in the January transfer window, according to reports in Portugal. (Metro)Toronto FC have declared that they expect Jermain Defoe to be with the club for the 2015 MLS season. That news will disappoint QPR and Leicester. (Daily Mirror)Carlton Cole wants to stay at Upton Park despite making just one Premier League start for West Ham since August. (London Evening Standard)And here’s the latest headlines…Southampton can’t afford Sneijder, admits manager KoemanReports: Everton enquire about talented Fiorentina wingerBenitez reveals he has rejected offers to leave Napoli amid Liverpool linkManchester City defender set for Inter Milan switch?Arsenal and Liverpool set to battle for disgruntled Barcelona defenderLiverpool transfer blow? Wolfsburg enter race to sign Bayern Munich flyerMan United ‘under no pressure’ to sell De Gea as Real Madrid eye in-form goalkeeperAshley Cole to Crystal Palace? No chance, says Eagles boss Neil Warnock!last_img read more

Whittier High to honor 4 alumni

first_imgWHITTIER – Well-known community leaders Don Jenkins and Marilyn Magness Carroll are among four Whittier High School alumni who will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame during a fundraiser this weekend. The seventh annual Hall of Fame Dinner is being organized by the school’s Alumni Association and Educational Foundation, which was founded seven years ago to celebrate the school’s centennial. About 150 people are expected to attend the event, which takes place at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Swiss Park Banquet Center, 1905 Workman Mill Road. Aside from honoring alumni, several scholarships will also be given out to current students, organizers said. New to the event this year is a silent auction, which will benefit the association’s scholarship fund. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventJoining Jenkins (Class of 1949) and Carroll (Class of 1971) as new Hall of Fame inductees are Christian Markey (Class of 1947) and the late Richard Newton (Class of 1944). They were chosen for their outstanding records of school and community involvement and exceptional professional achievement, officials said. “I’m sure there are people who are far more noble than I am, but I’m really very humbled by this honor,” said Jenkins, a longtime local professor, former city employee, Rio Hondo College trustee, and YMCA activist. “My years at Whittier High were not remarkable because it was only as a sophomore in college that I discovered what academics were about,” Jenkins said. Three main scholarships totaling $4,000 will be awarded to graduating seniors. Another scholarship named after alumnus Henry J. Kilinski, who died last year in the Metrolink commuter train accident in Glendale, will be awarded to a student athlete. Two other awards will be presented to next year’s Whittier High Nixon Scholars. They are selected by a panel of school and community leaders to conduct projects during their senior year on the life of former President Richard Nixon, who graduated from Whittier High. A Teacher of the Year will also be named and will receive $1,000, Lopez said. Tickets are $75 per person, and proceeds will go toward scholarships or other programs, activities and services at Whittier High. Reservations are required and are available by calling (562) 698-8121, Ext. 2010. For more information, call Alumni Association President Jan Lopez at (562) 696-3740. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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