Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he still has decisions to make about his starting line up for their Euro qualifier this weekend with Poland.The Republic are fourth in Group D, but just three points behind the table topping Poles.Daryl Murphy has scored 23 goals for Ipswich in the Championship so far this season and the 32 year old says he wants to feature against the Poles on Sunday. The Waterford native admits that while he’s keen to play he’s not saying too much to manager Martin O’Neill.
Award winning rap superstar Jay Z and his pop music celebrity wife, Beyonce, were in Jamaica filming for a new music video, much to the awe of many fans.The two were spotted on the streets of Trenchtown in Kingston, the old stomping ground of reggae legend Bob Marley, on Tuesday. Jay Z was riding a motorcycle and Beyonce was on the back as she blew kisses and waved at fans rocking pink boots and fishnet stockings. The superstars are apparently in the Caribbean island nation to shoot content for their upcoming joint venture.The Jamaica Observer reports that the two are accompanied by their three children and a nanny, and will be spending time at a private residence during their stay. The outlet also reported that the pair will be filming videos and songs while in Jamaica, likely for their ‘On the Run II Tour,’ which kicks off in June. The shoot is being directed by Melina Matsoukas.TMZ is reporting the two will also be shooting at Tuff Gong, Bob Marley’s home and studio. Jay Z last year recorded a single for his 4:44 album with Damian Marley.
“Having that experience brought me to the idea that I could get to those youth before they get into the system,” he added. Ceja will collaborate with the city’s Early Youth Intervention Program, which offers families lessons on issues such as drugs and alcohol, academics and self-esteem. He also expects to work alongside school resource officers and Probation Officer Juan Estrella to bring educational programs to students and their parents. Tarin said Ceja will additionally oversee the city’s Graffiti Tracker system, a computerized program used to track taggers. Santa Fe Springs spends $300,000 a year cleaning up graffiti, a majority of which is left by taggers who are not city residents, according to Tarin. Problems with local gangsters and taggers tend to “ebb and flow,” added Latham. But Ceja’s new position is not in response to increased gang and graffiti activity. “We do have people who are involved in gangs, and that could be very troubling to a neighborhood,” the city manager said. “Our philosophy has always been to get ahead of these types of problems, so that’s what this position is all about.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He’s highly thought of by the kids and with the programs that he participates with,” Tarin said. Ceja, a Rio Hondo Police Academy graduate, has a long history in Santa Fe Springs. He was among the first Whittier police officers assigned to patrol the city, beginning in 1995. Ceja is also bilingual, another plus for this community of 17,500 residents, according to City Manager Fred Latham. Ceja looks forward to his new role, saying it will enable him to get to know youngsters before they get caught up with gangs or tagging. “Growing up, I remember gangs in my neighborhood. I also remember my parents teaching us about gangs and not to join them,” Ceja recalled. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Whittier police Detective Lenin Ceja considers himself somewhat of an expert on local gangs and graffiti. “I know all the players … in this city,” said Ceja, the new gang-graffiti detective for Santa Fe Springs. Officials selected Ceja as their top choice for the job recently, after the Santa Fe Springs City Council this year designated $135,000 to create the new position, said city police services Director Fernando Tarin. Tarin said Ceja, 34, was one of three candidates. What made him stand out was his volunteer work and his reputation among residents and city officials, he added.