Ohio Regulators Let Stand FirstEnergy’s $1 Billion Coal and Nuclear Bailout

first_imgOhio Regulators Let Stand FirstEnergy’s $1 Billion Coal and Nuclear Bailout FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Cleveland Plain Dealer:The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio today rejected multiple appeals of its October 2016 ruling giving FirstEnergy an extra $204 million a year for up to five years, officially for upgrades to the company’s local wires and substations, but say opponents, actually allowing the company to use the money in any way it chooses.Consumer and environmental groups have charged that the company will funnel the money to its power plants, which have struggled to compete in wholesale markets against companies using gas turbines rather than coal and nuclear energy to generate electricity.The company has argued that it needs the extra money to keep its credit ratings healthy enough to allow it to borrow money at a reasonable cost for upgrades the PUCO wants it to make to its local power delivery system. It repeated that argument in a statement after the ruling was released.Yet when this rate case began just over three years ago, the company’s objective was to find a way to have customers help support its financially failing power plants, which since 2006 have been owned by its unregulated subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solutions.FirstEnergy began collecting the new charges in January and will continue to collect them for three years — plus two more years if it applies for them — even as opponents now head to the Ohio Supreme Court. That’s how Ohio’s utility law is written.More: PUCO rejects challenge to FirstEnergy special subsidy, you’ll keep paying morelast_img read more

Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina strengthen cooperation on security issues

first_imgIn an effort to strengthen cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, Perúvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano recently conducted official visits with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina. In his meeting with Cateriano, Rossi offered Argentina’s cooperation with Peruvian authorities in the area of technological upgrades to radar installations, naval units and submarines. In turn, Cateriano invited Rossi to visit SIMA’s facilities and to witness the launch of Perú’s Navy new sail training vessel “La Unión” on December 22. Cateriano met with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández and Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi on September 25 and 26, respectively. During his visits, he emphasized the importance of their participation in the XI Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which Perú hosted from October 12-14. The three countries have close bonds and share many of the same security concerns, such as the need to combat international drug trafficking groups. Collaboration on issues of security between the three countries is framed within official agreements, such as the Cooperation Agreement in the Area of Defense, which was signed by Perú and Uruguay in 2011, and ratified in May of 2013. Thanks to this document, Peruvian-Uruguayan bilateral cooperation in military areas includes the exchange of information in dealing with natural disasters. The two countries also agreed to share resources in the removal of antipersonnel mines, and to engage in student exchanges in military academies. Perú’s cooperative efforts with Argentina and Uruguay has a bright future. “With Uruguay and Argentina there is a very rich agenda to develop. These are sister countries that have extensive experience in defense matters that we would like to benefit from through exchanges of cooperation,” said Librado Orozco, Director General of International Relations of the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. Military officials from the three countries view these cooperative efforts as successes and seek additional opportunities to collaborate on security issues. Industrial and military cooperation The three countries have close bonds and share many of the same security concerns, such as the need to combat international drug trafficking groups. In turn, Fernández stated that Uruguay has been developing simulation software for flights, naval operations, and artillery. The Uruguayan defense minister also stressed the importance of coordinating joint operations in the case of radiation and bacteriological disasters, by implementing an emergency system with shared reserves to combat such accidents. Collaboration on issues of security between the three countries is framed within official agreements, such as the Cooperation Agreement in the Area of Defense, which was signed by Perú and Uruguay in 2011, and ratified in May of 2013. Thanks to this document, Peruvian-Uruguayan bilateral cooperation in military areas includes the exchange of information in dealing with natural disasters. The two countries also agreed to share resources in the removal of antipersonnel mines, and to engage in student exchanges in military academies. Currently, Peruvian Armed Forces personnel are taking part in eight peacekeeping operations throughout the world. “There is nothing today that keeps us at a distance from these two countries, on the contrary, there is a lot of closeness at all levels, relations have been harmonious and the respective governments have done much to bring this about. That’s why the high level of cooperation in defense comes naturally and is not surprising,” security analyst Ernesto Velit said. Currently, Peruvian Armed Forces personnel are taking part in eight peacekeeping operations throughout the world. “There is nothing today that keeps us at a distance from these two countries, on the contrary, there is a lot of closeness at all levels, relations have been harmonious and the respective governments have done much to bring this about. That’s why the high level of cooperation in defense comes naturally and is not surprising,” security analyst Ernesto Velit said. Perú’s cooperative efforts with Argentina and Uruguay has a bright future. Cateriano met with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández and Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi on September 25 and 26, respectively. During his visits, he emphasized the importance of their participation in the XI Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which Perú hosted from October 12-14. Similarly, Perú and Argentina have agreed to the Draft Framework Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Defense. This agreement allows for the exchange of students and instructors for training purposes, joint instruction in the best and safest ways to remove land mines, and cooperative exercises in how to respond to natural disasters. Their military forces also collaborate in the areas of scientific research and Antarctic navigation. Industrial and military cooperation Similarly, Perú and Argentina have agreed to the Draft Framework Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Defense. This agreement allows for the exchange of students and instructors for training purposes, joint instruction in the best and safest ways to remove land mines, and cooperative exercises in how to respond to natural disasters. Their military forces also collaborate in the areas of scientific research and Antarctic navigation. “With Uruguay and Argentina there is a very rich agenda to develop. These are sister countries that have extensive experience in defense matters that we would like to benefit from through exchanges of cooperation,” said Librado Orozco, Director General of International Relations of the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. Cateriano briefed Fernández on the Peruvian naval industry’s development of multipurpose vessels, river platforms for civilian assistance, tugboats, ocean patrol vessels and tuna fishing vessels in SIMA’s naval shipyards. In addition, he highlighted Perú’s construction, in partnership with South Korea, of the KT-1 training aircraft, used for enforcing no-fly zones. In an effort to strengthen cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, Perúvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano recently conducted official visits with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina. By Dialogo October 30, 2014 Cooperation between the three countries extends beyond peacekeeping missions: Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina are also working together on matters involving each country’s military industry. And the defense ministers discussed potential avenues of further collaboration during their meetings. Cateriano briefed Fernández on the Peruvian naval industry’s development of multipurpose vessels, river platforms for civilian assistance, tugboats, ocean patrol vessels and tuna fishing vessels in SIMA’s naval shipyards. In addition, he highlighted Perú’s construction, in partnership with South Korea, of the KT-1 training aircraft, used for enforcing no-fly zones. Cooperation between the three countries extends beyond peacekeeping missions: Perú, Uruguay, and Argentina are also working together on matters involving each country’s military industry. And the defense ministers discussed potential avenues of further collaboration during their meetings. Military officials from the three countries view these cooperative efforts as successes and seek additional opportunities to collaborate on security issues. In turn, Fernández stated that Uruguay has been developing simulation software for flights, naval operations, and artillery. The Uruguayan defense minister also stressed the importance of coordinating joint operations in the case of radiation and bacteriological disasters, by implementing an emergency system with shared reserves to combat such accidents. In his meeting with Cateriano, Rossi offered Argentina’s cooperation with Peruvian authorities in the area of technological upgrades to radar installations, naval units and submarines. In turn, Cateriano invited Rossi to visit SIMA’s facilities and to witness the launch of Perú’s Navy new sail training vessel “La Unión” on December 22. last_img read more

Employees at 10 PBC Publix Stores Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgA Publix spokesperson said over the weekend that employees in 10 of the chain’s Palm Beach County stores have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.“We are proud of how our dedicated associates are taking care of our customers and each other through this unprecedented and challenging time. And, we thank our customers for continuing to trust us with providing them with the goods and services they need,” Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous stated.She continued, “Like other essential service providers, we have seen our own associates and their families personally impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, as public health officials have indicated, we expect to see an increase in cases as the virus spreads in our communities.”Publix did not reveal how many employees tested positive but provided the locations of the stores where the employees work.Those stores include:-Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton-South Federal Highway in Boca Raton-North Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach-Jog Road in Delray Beach-Glades Road in Boca Raton-Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach-South Federal Highway in Delray Beach-Southern Boulevard in Royal Palm Beach-South State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach-South Military Trail in West Palm BeachThe supermarket chain says all employees will have paid leave for 14 days if they test positive for the virus or have come into in close contact with someone who has it.Since the pandemic began, Publix has installed plexiglass shields at registers, requiring employees to wear face masks, adjusted its store hours to restock shelves, and introduced a disinfection program that focuses on high-touch surfaces like touchpads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers.last_img read more

Money woes, declining talent plague HBCU football

first_imgIn this May 2, 2014 file photo, Jackie Slater is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before Jackie Slater was a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, he was playing for Wingfield High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and hoping to attract the attention of college scouts.This was in the early 1970s — about the time Southeastern Conference football teams were just beginning to recruit black players — so this massive teenager was mostly ignored by the big schools. But Jackson State welcomed him.“It was where I was wanted,” Slater recalled. “And it’s where I could excel.”Slater was one of many players who thrived at the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities, particularly from the ’60s through the ’80s. NFL superstars Jerry Rice and Walter Payton were part of that wave.But HBCUs have slowly turned into an afterthought on the college football landscape.For the first time in the NFL’s common draft era, which started in 1967, not one player from the Southwestern Athletic Conference or Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference was selected this month. The two conferences combined to produce at least 20 NFL draft picks every year from 1967 to 1976, according to research by STATS. That output has slowly declined since.Now storied programs like Grambling, Southern, Florida A&M and Mississippi Valley State are known more for crumbling facilities, player boycotts and struggles to meet NCAA academic standards than for what happens on the field.College sports revenue and spending have become increasingly unequal over the past three decades, and HBCUs have hard time keeping up.The lack of money is especially pronounced for schools in the SWAC, which have yearly athletic budgets as low as Mississippi Valley State’s $3.6 million.That’s about half the salary coach Nick Saban earns at Alabama, where the school’s total athletic budget is well over $100 million. Even other Football Championship Subdivision schools have athletic budgets twice as large as many as those at HBCUs.In this Nov. 8, 1999 file photo, Eddie Payton, older brother of the late NFL Hall of Fame runningback Walter Payton, thanks the audience attending Walter’s memorial service at their alma mater, Jackson State University, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis, File)Like his late brother Walter, Eddie Payton played football at Jackson State, where he is now the golf coach.Payton says bringing HBCUs back to some level of prominence is possible, but it will be difficult. As TV contracts for college football have grown, the bigger schools have been able to pour money into facilities and programs that make it nearly impossible for HBCUs to compete for elite athletes. And, as recruiting has grown more sophisticated, schools from around the country have been taking star football players out of the South, the main talent base for the HBCUs.“It’s not that we’re getting less money — it’s that everybody else is growing while we’ve basically stayed the same,” Payton said. “We haven’t cultivated our fan bases and now the quality has gone down. It’s going to be hard to get those people back.”Payton traced the SWAC’s downfall back to the 1980s and 1990s, when programs started playing “Classic” games on the road in places like Chicago and Indianapolis. Payton said in an effort to spread the HBCU brand and earn a little extra money, leaders focused too much on the schools’ popular marching bands and the parties surrounding the games instead of the football.“When you go to a steakhouse, the thing that makes or breaks your meal is the steak,” Payton said. “It’s not the salad or the baked potato. We haven’t been focusing on the most important issue — and that’s the quality of the football.”But the lack of money makes it hard to compete on and off the field.Shoddy facilities at Grambling led to last fall’s player boycott. Mississippi Valley State’s football stadium was deemed so unsafe it was temporarily closed in 2010 and the team had to play at a high school 45 miles away while repairs were made.Five of the SWAC’s 10 football schools were recently declared ineligible for the NCAA’s postseason after failing to meet requirements for the Academic Progress Rate.Schools like Alabama and Texas have sprawling academic facilities with dozens of tutors and advisers committed to helping athletes stay eligible. Athletes at most HBCUs don’t have the same support. Teams in big conferences fly charters to games while HBCUs still take long interstate bus rides.But officials at HBCU schools say things can improve quickly.HBCUs still attract the biggest crowds at the FCS level. The SWAC has led the division in attendance 35 times in 36 years, drawing more than 12,000 per game last season.A little extra money for the academic side can help. Jackson State had APR problems a few years ago, but has recovered in part because of a $900,000 grant from the NCAA. The funds were part of $4.3 million the NCAA has spread to six schools to help boost APR performance.SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp said he hopes it’s the beginning of leaguewide improvement that can start in the classroom and carry over to the field.“Our goal is to be a progressive Division I conference,” Sharp said. “Jackson State is a perfect example of how these problems can be turned around. They worked along with the NCAA, got some grant money and now have improved tremendously.”_____Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAPlast_img read more

Venus tops Serena in all-Williams semifinal

first_imgVenus Williams celebrates after beating her sister Serena 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)MONTREAL (AP) — Venus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup.Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-court event for her first victory over her sister since 2009 in Dubai.The 32-year-old Serena, ranked No. 1 in the world for the 200th career week, leads the series 14-11 and had won the last five matches. The 34-year-old Venus is ranked 26th.In the second semifinal, third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska faced Ekaterina Makarova.Unseeded Venus started the match strong on her serve and took a 3-1 lead, but Serena rallied to tie it at 3 and went on to take the set in a tiebreaker.Venus dominated the second set, breaking Serena’s serve twice and taking advantage of unforced errors.Serena made two errors and dropped serve to fall behind 4-2 in the third set. Venus, who dropped serve only once in the match, served for the win at 5-3. Venus hit a rocket serve on her third match point that Serena returned into the net. Serena had 19 aces and nine double faults, and Venus had six aces and two doubles faults.Serena was coming off a victory last week in Stanford, California, in her first tournament since withdrawing from a doubles match at Wimbledon because of equilibrium problems.last_img read more

Who Knew Bulldogs Could Surf?

first_imgBy Jay CookAt the high school level, true passion comes out in its purest form.Teachers tirelessly perfect lesson plans, counselors familiarize themselves with students, and coaches teach for the love of the game. Though for one student at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, that passion came about in a unique way: by the creation of the RFH Surf Team.“I would say the biggest challenge is the will to almost get out of the water and stop surfing and do your homework,” joked 14-year- old Emily Grossarth.Since the age of 4, she has surfed around the world, from the South Pacific in Fiji to the Caribbean in Costa Rica. That affinity for surfing took her on a wave as the key person pitching the idea of a surf team to RFH officials.As an eighth-grader in November of 2015, she, along with her dad John Grossarth, set up a meeting with RFH athletic director Chris Lanzalotto to promote their plan.“Emily put together basically a presentation that said how the team is structured, this is how it runs, it’s part of the National Scholastic Surfing Association, and it’s a real program,” said Grossarth.Rumson-Fair Haven freshman Emily Grossrath, a key player in the newly formed RFH Surf Team, catches a wave during practice.The National Scholastic Surfing Association, otherwise known as the NSSA, is the surfing equivalent to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). And just like with the NJSIAA, academics play an important role in student involvement on the team.Student-surfers must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 to participate on the team, and the coaching staff is keen on that.“I think there’s a huge relationship between scholastics and athletics, because although this whole surf team is new, these kids are still student-athletes,” said head coach Kevin Pfister. “It’s still like if you’re on any other sports team; we’re treating it the same way.”While there is a scarcity of surf teams located not only in the Two River area, Monmouth County as a whole fields only two other teams: Wall High School and Manasquan High School.Due to its longevity as a program, the latter was used as a model for structuring the Bulldogs’ surf team.“We got to know the parents who run the Manasquan High School surf team, and they were incredibly helpful in helping us basically build our program,” Grossarth said.Once the program was approved by Lanzalotto, the team needed a head coach to run the show, which is where Pfister, an AP Statistics teacher came into play.“We’re really trying to lay the groundwork and promote this sport and do everything the right way,” Pfister said, who also doubles as an assistant coach to the boys’ varsity lacrosse team. “No cutting corners or anything; just establishing rules.”Pfister, who has been a lifeguard in Mantoloking and Seaside Park for the past dozen years, picked up surfing as a hobby a few years ago, not knowing it would take him down this path.Alongside his assistant coach Eric Zullo, a physical education teacher at RFH, the team of 30 surfers, which consists of 21 boys and nine girls, has been hitting the waves for the past two months, working on form and technique.Practices, which are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., take place at a number of locations: the North End of Sea Bright, Lot A at Sandy Hook, and Elberon Avenue in Loch Arbour, which is the Bulldog’s home beach.“For me, I just want to make sure everything is as close to Rumson and Fair Haven as it possibly can be to make it convenient, especially this first year, for the parents,” Pfister said.What makes the RFH Surf Team possible is support from the community, because the surfing Bulldogs are 100 percent funded by the school’s booster club, a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization, currently run by Grossarth.“I’m actually loading up my trailer with tents, a generator, chairs, speakers, a PA system, horns; its putting together a small little village out there so we can host this,” he said, while packing up for a meet against Manasquan High School last Friday morning.The booster club and in turn the team, have seen great contributions from local businesses.Olas Verdes Hotel, a hotel in Costa Rica, is one of the team’s biggest supporters; the owners live in Rumson.Even local NJ Surfing Hall of Famer Greg Mesanko has supported the new team.“Billabong New Jersey provided us with all the contest jerseys, which is fantastic,” Grossarth said. “It’s great to see the local businesses help the school here.”“I think that the support has just been outstanding, and I think that without the support, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are,” Pfister said.The surfing season does not last much longer, as the days begin to shorten and the water temperatures fall. With that in mind, the NSSA New Jersey High School Championships have a tentative date of Oct. 16, with a “no wave date” – the surfer’s equivalent to a “rain date” – of Oct. 23 and 30.In the end, it is all about that healthy balance of surfing and studying, which the NSSA recognizes through scholarships for student athletes who excel in both.For Emily, who Pfister noted was the top female surfer on the team, that’s a wave she will tackle later on down the line.“I think that’s something that I would strive to achieve, but right now I’m just kind of focused on my studies and doing the best that I can do,” she said. “It’s something that I’d look into when I’m older.”Photos courtesy Kate O’Neill Grossarthlast_img read more

CONQUEST TWO STEP FLIES LATE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER TALAMO, WHO GETS THIRD WIN ON CARD; CASSE TRAINEE WAS SECOND TO SHARED BELIEF IN OPENING DAY MALIBU

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2015)–With fast fractions to run at, trainer Mark Casse’s Conquest Two Step flew through the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under a high-riding Joe Talamo who registered his third win on the card. With favored Distinctiv Passion carving out fractions of 21.21, 43.54 and 55.61, Conquest Two Step was fourth, approximately eight lengths off the lead with three furlongs to run and he stopped the clock at 1:08.10 for six furlongs.“I was very happy to see three horses (Distinctiv Passion, Big Macher and Secret Circle) in a speed duel,” said Talamo. “I just stayed outside and he wasn’t even getting any dirt in his face. What a race he ran. We were high on his last race, when he ran second to Shared Belief (in the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu, Dec. 26) and I know a lot of people thought that was a fluke, but he really ran that same race again today.”Off at 5-1 in a field six older older horses, Conquest Two Step paid $13.00, $5.40 and $3.20. Owned by Conquest Stables, LLC, he improved his overall record to 10-3-5-1 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his earnings to $309,408.“They set it up nice for him,” said Casse. “I was smiling pretty big down the backside watching those three go at it. I thought he was a big price based on his last effort, but I understand everybody likes to see two in a row.”A winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle, who ran a disappointing fourth in the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong Midnight Lute Stakes, added blinkers and ran a much improved race under Martin Garcia as he pressed the pace, made the lead at the quarter pole and finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of Wild Dude.The second choice at 2-1, Secret Circle paid $4.00 and $3.00.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Wild Dude was off at 3-1 and rallied from off the pace for third money, paying $3.00 to show.Distinctiv Passion, who broke from the rail and was the 2-1 favorite with Mike Smith, tired to finish fourth, 3 ¼ lengths behind Wild Dude. Big Macher, overlayed at 6-1 off a morning line of 5-2, checked in fourth, 3 ½ lengths behind Distinctiv Passion.Fractions on the race were 21.21, 43.54 and 55.61.last_img read more

Ex- Olympian working to make gym a contender

first_imgIt all takes place from 6-8 p.m. June 10 at Wallers’ GymJam Academy, 26515 Ruether Ave. [email protected] (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – It was Chris Waller’s determination that led him to the 1992 Olympics, and now he’s using that same drive to develop a gym to train others for world-class competitions. Waller and wife Cindy own Wallers’ GymJam Academy and are raising $50,000 to build an in-ground training pit where athletes can flip, twist and vault their way to award-winning routines. They’ve raised $10,000 already. “In order to take it to the next level and be competitive with the best gyms in the world, we need to do some renovations,” said Chris Waller, who took fifth place in the pommel horse competition at the Olympics. The pit is actually a big hole dug through the foundation 6 feet deep, 20 feet wide and 18 feet long, then sealed with concrete. A trampoline bed is then installed about 4 feet down into the pit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe feature allows gymnasts to learn new techniques and land safely until their skills are mastered and they can perform the stunts on the regular floor or other equipment. Waller said athletes practice their most difficult skills in the pit most of the time and as competitions draw near, they take the routines to the floor. The pit lets gymnasts train without taking a pounding on a hard surface. But the pit isn’t just for Olympic hopefuls. It’s used by gymnasts of all levels to develop their skills and to work their way up to larger challenges. Classes at the facility start at age 2 and go through adult. After his Olympic appearance, Waller turned to coaching and trains others vying for a shot at the gold. One gymnast who came his way was Mohini Bhardwaj. The UCLA graduate won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics in the women’s team competition. Today she’s a coach at Waller’s gym. When the Wallers have their fundraiser next month, Bhardwaj and other former Olympians, such as Kristen Maloney and Canada’s Kate Richardson, will perform stunts in a performance along with students from the GymJam team. last_img read more

Ba snubs QPR and waits on Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal – report

first_imgDemba Ba has snubbed an £80,000-a-week offer from QPR, according to The Sun.It is claimed the Newcastle striker rejected a move to Loftus Road because he knows Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham want to sign him.The Sun also report that R’s defender Jose Bosingwa has been hit with a £100,000 fine after refusing to be a substitute against Fulham.Frank Lampard is ready to become David Beckham’s replacement at Los Angeles Galaxy, according to the Daily Mirror.The MLS outfit are one of several clubs to have been linked with Lampard, whose Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season.Chelsea will reportedly not offer him a new deal or allow him to leave in January – apparently ruling out a move to QPR for the 34-year-old and leaving him on course for a summer switch to the States.With Beckham leaving the Galaxy, Lampard could take advantage of the ‘designated player’ rule and not be subject to the MLS salary cap.This page is regularly updated. YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more