‘Chelsea over Manchester United is a no-brainer’ – Danny Murphy on Pedro deal

first_img1 Danny Murphy says Pedro has made the right call in choosing Chelsea over Manchester United.The Spanish winger was expected to link up with Louis van Gaal’s side this summer after deciding to leave Barcelona but he has instead opted to join their Premier League rivals in a £21m deal.According to Murphy, it is a wise move by Pedro, as he believes the World Cup winner will be better off playing under Jose Mourinho than he would Van Gaal.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, the former Liverpool and England midfielder said: “I’m not saying Louis van Gaal would have wasted money and sat him on the bench, but I bet he would have tweaked him and he would have had to play a certain way.“At Chelsea he knows he is going to be playing in a system that Barca play and he has got a manager that gives you a run in the team.“From a football perspective, Chelsea is a no-brainer.”And Murphy believes Chelsea have pulled off a terrific piece of business with their purchase of Pedro.The Blues have made a disappointing start to the season, but Murphy is expecting the 28-year-old to give Mourinho’s team a big boost.A three-time Champions League winner, Pedro scored 99 goals in 326 appearances for Barcelona.“I think he will play every week and I think he is 15 goals minimum [a season],” said Murphy.“If you have 15 goals coming from him, 12 or 15 coming from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa getting his normal 20, then you are sharing the load because Willian doesn’t score enough, Oscar doesn’t and Cuadrado can’t.“I think it is a hell of a signing for Chelsea.” Pedro last_img read more

Zidane aiming to emulate Guardiola by becoming new Real Madrid boss, says ex-Barcelona star

first_imgZinedine Zidane will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Pep Guardiola by becoming the new head coach of Real Madrid, according to former Barcelona winger Bolo Zenden.The French maestro was unveiled as the new Los Blancos boss in a press conference on Monday following the sacking of Rafael Benitez, who was axed less than 24 hours after Real were held to a 2-2 draw with Valencia.Zidane has a strong affinity with the Spanish giants, having won Champions League, La Liga and Spanish Cup titles during his five season stay as a player, while he was appointed the manager of Real Madrid’s B team in 2014.Despite his standing with the club and its fanatical fanbase, Zenden believes Real are taking a big risk by giving Zidane the reigns but admits it will not the first time an inexperienced boss has proven his doubters wrong.“Zidane already has a head start, the people love him over there,” the ex-Chelsea and Liverpol midfielder told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s one of Real’s best ever players, he won everything he could at the club and he’s been there as a manager, although it was with the reserves.“He’s got everything going for him, but in the end I still think it’s a big risk because he’s never managed at the highest level.“But I remember well when Pep Guardiola said to the Barcelona president, ‘he wouldn’t dare make me the head coach’. He was inexperienced as a coach, but it happened and we all know the story when he took over. That’s something Zidane will be aiming to do.”Zenden worked as Benitez’s number two at Chelsea and backed his former boss’ record at Madrid, insisting he did not deserve to be axed.And the former winger issued a warning to Zidane, that even he will not be safe if the board do not see results during his reign and that Jose Mourinho’s continued availability will present a teasing fall-back for club bosses.He added: “Under Bentinez, they were still in the Champions League and only three points off the top of La Liga, which has left Zidane something to work with. But in a few months’ time they could out of everything.“I’m sure that, given his relationship with the club, Zidane will be given more time than anybody else, but still that time is limited. At a club like Madrid, at the end of the season if you haven’t won any trophies and you’re off the pace than I’m afraid, even for a figure like Zidane, that’s the end of the road.“We all know there’s another big figure in football who is available at the moment, who could be in the frame in a few months’ time if it’s not working.”last_img read more

West Ham may have to offer Dimitri Payet a new contract to keep him at the club, admits Slaven Bilic

first_img1 Dimitri Payet Slaven Bilic admits West Ham may have to offer Dimitri Payet an improved contract to ensure they keep him at the club.French playmaker Payet is only seven months into a five-year deal following his £10.75million summer switch from Marseille.But such has been the 28-year-old’s impact at Upton Park, Bilic knows he will have admirers among Europe’s elite.“The club is moving, with the new stadium and everything, and the most important move is to keep your best players,” said Bilic.“Dimitri Payet is our best player. And of course I would love to have him happy, long-term, at the club.“He only signed a few months ago, but he has made a huge impact and while he has a long contract he is in a good position.“We all want to keep him for a long, long time.”Payet has scored six goals and helped create plenty more this season, although he was not at his best during last week’s win over Aston Villa or Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton.But Bilic, who has compared the midfielder to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, insists people cannot expect miracles from him every week.“It’s hard if you set yourself a standard, like the second half against Bournemouth when he scored a great free-kick and made a brilliant assist,” added the Hammers boss.“I can’t expect from him every week to score goals and make some great things.“Ozil? He did it at the weekend but two weeks ago he didn’t. Those positions are the most difficult ones. Did David Silva do it at the weekend? No, he didn’t. Is he dropped? No, he’s a great player.”Payet is expected to start Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay against Liverpool but defender James Tomkins is out with a calf injury.last_img read more

Pardew blasts Liverpool legend and accuses Benteke of diving after Palace defeat

first_img1 Alan Pardew and Damien Delaney accused Christian Benteke of diving after ten-man Liverpool grabbed a late 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.Liverpool came from a goal and a man down to beat Pardew’s side, with Benteke scoring from the spot in the sixth minute of stoppage time after going down in the area under Delaney’s challenge.Joe Ledley’s powerful 48th-minute finish had given Palace the lead and after James Milner’s red card Liverpool were struggling until home goalkeeper Alex McCarthy slipped under little pressure while attempting a routine clearance and gifted Roberto Firmino an equaliser.Benteke then beat McCarthy from the spot to secure Liverpool’s third straight Premier League win, but the way he went to ground to earn the penalty angered Pardew.The Palace boss said: “That touch doesn’t warrant that dive. If that touch warrants a collapse like that, then wow, we really need to say, ‘Come on’.“And it’s the dive that makes the linesman’s mind up. The linesman assumes that little touch is a penalty. He makes the most of it.“If you think that touch affects the fall and the way he lands, then you really need to be consulted.“I’ve heard (Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender) Jamie Carragher saying there was contact and he was within his rights to go down. Jamie Carragher is saying that? He’s an ex pro. Come on.”Palace Delaney took to Instagram after the game to insist he did not touch Benteke.He wrote: “I can honestly say I didn’t make contact with Benteke today and IF there was slight contact I didn’t impede him and certainly didn’t feel there was enough to award a penalty in the 96th min…If a penalty is awarded that late it has to be unequivocal.“I waited over an hour to speak with the officials and in fairness to Andre Marriner he said he didn’t think it was a penalty but he trusted his linesman that much he awarded it.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted the decision was correct.Klopp, whose side are six points off the top four, said: “I’m sure. If you run and you get this touch, you fall down.“Try it. Both things. With the knee and with the foot. In my opinion, there was more than enough of a touch.” Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew last_img read more

DWP union acts to bar wage list from Web site

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“This is quite strange,” said Daily News Editor Ron Kaye. “Just six weeks ago, the state Supreme Court ruled unequivocally that these kind of records are public information, especially when they contribute to the public’s ability to have oversight of how government operates and spends their money.” The Daily News reported Sept. 30 that DWP employees’ salaries average $76,949 a year and that the workers earn nearly 20 percent more than the average Los Angeles municipal worker. Examination of the DWP’s payroll costs was triggered by a DWP board decision to seek higher rates for water and power. Two years ago, the IBEW 2005 won a five-year contract guaranteeing raises of 16.8 percent, and up to 28 percent, depending on inflation. As part of the Daily News review, DWP employees’ names, job classifications and salaries were obtained from the city under a California Public Records Act request and were posted on dailynews.com. They remain on the Web site. The union representing nearly all 8,500 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees sought a temporary restraining order Tuesday against the Daily News over online publication of the workers’ names, salaries and positions. Also named in the court filing by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 were the city of Los Angeles and the DWP Board of Commissioners. Notice of the filing was sent to the Daily News’ corporate headquarters in Denver. The newspaper was given 30 days to respond. However, the City Attorney’s Office said a hearing on the request was set for 8:30 a.m. today in Department 85 of Los Angeles Superior Court. The IBEW is seeking a court order enjoining DWP officials from releasing the salaries of employees represented by the union, according to the filing. It also says the union will seek to bar the Daily News from publishing the names, job titles and “individually identified” salary information of union-represented utility employees. The union’s complaint disputes an argument that there is a public-interest value in releasing and publishing workers’ salaries. “Union-represented employees are not upper management and they do not make any fiscal, management or policy decisions,” the complaint says. Shirley A. Lee, an attorney representing the union, declined comment. Deputy City Attorney Julie Conboy said the utility’s position at the hearing will be that DWP “complied with the law in turning the information over.” beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731160Want 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

ELECTIONS TEST

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! http://bridge.caspio.net/scripts/e1.js try{f_cbload(“8B7E0000D7A0H8C9F7D7A0H8C9F7″,”http:”);}catch(li){;} Click here to load this Caspio Bridge DataPage.last_img read more

The wonders of reading

first_imgThe Whittier City district’s local donor was the Rose Hills Foundation, which gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to help renovate all the district’s elementary libraries. Once the renovations were completed, the library shelves were stocked with $10,000 worth of new books. Then parents and community leaders were recruited to work as volunteers at the library, reading to children for at least one hour every other week. “Teaching kids to love reading is sort of the foundation of education,” said school board member J.C. “Mac” McFarland. “Once children learn to read and they want to read, then that expands their vocabulary and their knowledge base.” Once word got around school about the library’s new features, Sorensen fifth-grader Charise Valencia, 10, said she’d “never seen that many kids so excited about a library opening.” But now that the final elementary school library is finished, Franco said the district will concentrate on upgrading those at the middle schools. “`What you would have in the life of a nation, you must first put into schools,”‘ Franco said, quoting Wilhelm von Humbolt. “And that’s what we’ve done with our Wonder of Reading libraries.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – They are the pride of the Whittier City School District, in much the same way that children are the apples of their parents’ eyes. So when the last of 10 spacious, renovated elementary school libraries in the district was unveiled last week, Superintendent Carmella Franco couldn’t help but characterize the event as a new addition to the family. “The 10th of our `children’ has been born today,” Franco said Friday at Sorensen Elementary School, the district’s final campus to overhaul its library with the help of the nonprofit Wonder of Reading Foundation in Los Angeles. The school held a grand opening for the library Friday, packing the cafeteria with camera-laden parents and school officials waiting to get the first look at the 2,000-square-foot, jungle-themed facility. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.With statistics showing California spends only 3 percent of what other states spend on average to support their school libraries, Franco said Sorensen’s new library was a “dream come true.” The unveiling also marked a milestone for the Wonder of Reading Foundation, which pairs elementary schools with local donors who are willing to pay at least half the cost of the library renovation as part of its 3R Program: Renovate, Restock and Read. “This is the very first time in history since our founding in 1994 that we’ve brought the Wonder of Reading program to an entire school district,” Executive Director Beth Michelson said during Sorensen’s ceremony. “It was countless hours of fundraising and construction challenges and meetings and hard work to make this day come to life,” she said. “We should be shouting from the rafters!” The district began working with Wonder of Reading in 2001, when the first school – Mill Elementary – took the plunge and raised $20,000 to turn its tiny library into a spacious, fresh-smelling, carpeted room with special features like “story steps” and reading coves. last_img

Ducks getting healthy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Said center Andy McDonald: “I don’t know, I thought everyone worked pretty hard. After two days off, everyone seemed to be upbeat and had energy.” It wasn’t cause for great concern, nor did it make much sense – the Ducks haven’t had as many healthy players practicing together since training camp. Recuperating defenseman Mathieu Schneider and forwards Rob Niedermayer and Ryan Getzlaf participated in all aspects of practice. The outlook is good for Schneider, who expects to make his regular-season debut tonight against Columbus. The 38-year-old defenseman, who signed with the Ducks as a free agent in the offseason, hasn’t played since breaking his ankle in an exhibition game against the Kings on Sept. 15. “I don’t think there’s anything more I can do to test it,” he said of the ankle. “I haven’t had any kind of setback … I feel great physically and mentally.” Schneider skated with Francois Beauchemin in practice, and Carlyle said the two defensemen can expect more opportunities in man-advantage situations than on the penalty kill tonight. Carlyle said Niedermayer (groin) and Getzlaf (left forearm) will be game-day decisions. after two days away from the ice Around the league Flyers: Defenseman Derian Hatcher will undergo surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee and will miss two to four weeks. Predators: Owner Craig Leipold decided to give more time to the local investors trying to buy the team and keep it in town. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By J.P. Hoornstra Staff Writer The Ducks returned to Honda Center for a practice Wednesday . And for whatever reason, it was quiet out there on the ice. “From a vocal standpoint,” Coach Randy Carlyle said, “this was one of the quietest days.” last_img read more

‘Hairspray’ star no designing woman

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In Hollywood, most actresses are ready to let inquiring minds know exactly what designer they are wearing on the red carpet. But when Brittany Snow was asked the question by a People magazine reporter standing next to me on the red carpet of the 15th annual Diversity Awards over the weekend, I just loved her honest reply: “I don’t know!” Then she explained. “It’s been a long night. I had something else to wear, it got ruined. I, at the very last minute, pulled this out of my closet. That’s why I’m not exactly sure.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty also seemed perplexed about why she was receiving an award as 2007’s rising star from the Multicultural Motion Picture Association when the character she played in the musical smash “Hairspray” was a racist. “My character didn’t like anybody except for herself so that’s not very diverse,” she said. “It’s nice that they recognize that I’m not like my character and that they appreciate the movie and what it stood for.” The movie, one of the highest-grossing musicals in Hollywood history, was released on DVD on Tuesday. It’s the biggest hit of Snow’s career, which also includes the films “John Tucker Must Die” and “The Pacifier” and a recurring role on television’s “Nip/Tuck.” Brittany, who gained fame on the series “American Dreams,” hopes people are not only entertained by “Hairspray” but take home the message of tolerance and acceptance of people different from you. “I’m just really grateful that people have loved it and taken it to their hearts,” she said. “The movie has a great message that it shows in a very light-hearted way. It’s not hitting you over the head. There is a great message about acceptance and believing in yourself and accepting people for their differences, no matter what it is. All at the same time we are singing and dancing. What better way to get a message across?”last_img read more

Man injured in home invasion robbery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe man did not immediately comply and told the robbers he did not want to wake up his 90-year-old father, who was sleeping in one of the rooms, Walters said. The man with the handgun then hit the victim on the head with the weapon, causing a small laceration to his scalp, Walters said. When the robbers realized someone else was actually home, they panicked and fled, taking nothing with them, he said. “One of the women actually dropped the Taser at the scene and we’re hoping to pick up fingerprints off it,” Walters said. He said investigators learned that the victim met the two women at a bar about a month ago. They offered to take the victim home that day because he was intoxicated, and while at his home, they saw him opening the safe, Walters said. The three assailants were described as adults wearing dark clothing. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A man was pistol-whipped and suffered a scalp injury today during an abortive home invasion robbery in Westchester, authorities said. The three intruders, including two women the victim met at a bar a month ago, were at large this morning, police said. The break-in at 5413 W. 77th Street, near Benjamin Avenue, was reported at 1:05 a.m., said Sgt. Tim Walters of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Station. A man armed with a blue steel semi-automatic handgun and two women, one of whom was holding a Taser, broke into the home and demanded that the victim open a safe, Walters said. last_img read more

Michael Carrick has signed new Man United deal, claims Red Devils legend

first_img1 Michael Carrick has won five Premier League titles and one Champions League crown in ten seasons at Old Trafford Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new contract at the club, according to Red Devils legend Paddy Crerand.Carrick’s previous deal with the Red Devils was set to end this summer after ten successful seasons at Old Trafford.However, Crerand, who made over 300 appearances for United between 1963 and 1971, appeared to let slip that the 34-year-old has agreed fresh terms with the club.Speaking on MUTV, Crerand said: “Something that happened today that nobody has mentioned, and I’m delighted that he has signed another contract: Michael Carrick. He’s signed a contract for another year.“There was a situation where it looked as if his contract was up at the end of this year and that was it, but from what I’m gathering he’s there for another year.”Carrick has claimed five Premier League titles and one Champions League crown during his time at United, and has also won the FA Cup and League Cup since signing from Tottenham in 2006.New boss Jose Mourinho has already tied down teenage striker Marcus Rashford and fellow academy graduate Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to new deals but there has been no official confirmation from the club on a contract being agreed with Carrick.last_img read more

Gates unanimous for All-Pro team

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAlexander made the team for the first time, while Urlacher was chosen for the third. Peyton Manning was the All-Pro quarterback for the third straight time, getting 37 votes. He was joined by Colts center Jeff Saturday, defensive end Dwight Freeney and safety Bob Sanders. It was the first selection for Saturday and Sanders and the second for Freeney. “There’s no question the last three years have been the three best of my career,” Manning said. “To do it three years in a row, I really take a lot of pride in it and I’ve had some good coaching and some good help.” The other Seahawks were tackle Walter Jones, guard Steve Hutchinson and fullback Mack Strong. Jones made it for the third time, Hutchinson for the second, and Strong for the first. “I came in and I had a bunch of 100-yard games real quick,” Alexander said. “I felt like, gosh, I didn’t feel like I was really running that hard. I went back and studied the film, and I realized it was because Mack would block his guy, and they would take that guy out because he had a migraine. And they’d bring in the backup, then the backup wouldn’t really want to tackle me because he was worried about getting blocked by Mack.” He’s joined by NFL Most Valuable Player Shaun Alexander. The Seattle running back, who also won the AP Offensive Player of the Year award, received 49 votes. And Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher, the Defensive Player of the Year, also was chosen on 49 ballots. “This whole season was a blessing,” said Urlacher, who rebounded from leg injuries in 2004 to lead the Bears to the NFC North crown. No other team had more than two All-Pros. Denver, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Chicago and the New York Giants each had two. Carolina, Arizona, Buffalo, New England, Kansas City and Houston each had one. The Texans’ kick returner, Jerome Mathis, was the only rookie selected. “I would not have imagined having this good of a rookie season, but this is a great honor,” Mathis said, “and I look forward to having a better 2006.” Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, who shared the AP Comeback Player of the Year honor with Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, received 44 votes. The other wideout was the Bengals’ Chad Johnson. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img San Diego’s Antonio Gates was the only unanimous choice to The Associated Press 2005 All-Pro team featuring four players each from conference leaders Indianapolis and Seattle. The Chargers’ brilliant tight end drew all 50 votes in balloting by a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Gates also made the team last year, with 32! votes. last_img read more

MICHAEL BLACK’S A TO Z OF EXERCISE – PART 2 – SPONSORED BY OPTIMAL FITNESS

first_imgTel: 087-6603090Personal Fitness & Sports CoachingHigh Performance Sports CoachingMICHAEL BLACK’S A TO Z OF EXERCISE – PART 2 – SPONSORED BY OPTIMAL FITNESS was last modified: May 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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) Personal Trainer &Sports Coachmichael@optimalfitness.iewww.optimalfitness.ie TOP gym man Michael Black continues his series – the A to Z of exercise, sponsored by Optimal Fitness.In Part Two this weekend he tackles everything from Football to Judo. (You can find Part One at the end of this article). F-Football Detail: Football is a brilliant way to keep the beer belly at bay. Studies show that the game’s combination of slower jogging with frequent sprints offers superior cardiovascular benefits, building both slow- and fast-twitch muscle fibers (used for distance running and explosive speed, respectively) and calorie expenditure, therefore fat-burning. Great for honing calves, quads (front of thigh), hamstrings (rear) and glutes (buttocks) too.Calories burned: 500-800 per hour. Weight loss: 8/10Strength building: 3/10Toning: 7/10F-Fartlek Detail: Yes it a rare sounding name but a highly effective training technique, meaning ‘speed play’ in Swedish. A structured form of interval training in which you alternate short sprints with periods of jogging and walking, ideally over hilly ground. Works both the aerobic and anaerobic (when your muscles are using oxygen faster than you can replace it) systems and is far more effective than ‘steady state’ jogging. Good for reducing all-over body fat because of the intense calorie burn.Calories burned: 600-800 per hourWeight loss: 8/10 Strength building: 2/10Toning: 8/10F-Functional Fitness Detail: A fitness craze currently beloved of personal trainers, involving exercises that teach all the muscles to work together, rather than isolating them. Take the bent-over row, done leaning over a bench holding a weight in one hand. This builds lats (upper back), deltoids (shoulders), triceps (arms) and entire body, replicating everyday lifting situations. Helps with posture and develops strength around the major joints – perfect for the desk-bound. Calories burned: 400-600 per hour.Weight loss: 7/10Strength building: 9/10Toning: 8/10Try it here: Optimal Fitness Urban Gym Class.F-Free weights Detail: Weight-training involves resistance work that develops fatigue in the muscles you’re working. Using free weights like a barbell or dumbbells makes the body’s stability muscles work harder than with a multigym, making free-weight exercises far superior. Will help you build muscular strength and definition across the body, as well as protecting joints – and muscles burn more calories than fat, so will help with weight loss too.Calories burned: Up to 600 per hour.Weight loss: 7/10Muscle building: 10/10Strength building: 9/10Toning: 8/10Try it here: At home or in the gym.G-Green gyms Detail: A growing trend for the ethical exerciser. Based around environmental and community projects, Green Gyms involve jobs such as clearing scrubland, tree planting and path building. Great for both body and soul, they especially suit older exercisers looking to be more active. And an excellent form of functional exercise, using everyday tasks to build stronger muscles and burn calories, so banishing fat.Calories burned: 200-300 per hourWeight loss: 4/10Strength building: 3/10Toning: 4/10H-Hula hooping Detail: Another celebrity favorite, this time endorsed by Michelle Obama. Fast spreading throughout the UK and Ireland, Hula Hooping classes combine agility, cardiovascular exercise (strengthening the heart and lungs), music, movement and bags of childish fun. Very low impact, so especially good for new exercises. Works the hips, quads (front of thigh) and abdominals.Calories burned: 300-400 per hourWeight loss: 3/10Strength building: 1/10Toning: 3/10I-Interval Training Detail: Instead of ‘steady state’ exercise like slow jogging, to which the body quickly adapts, interval training involves working as hard as possible for a short period, followed by a rest, then another intense burst. This is anaerobic (when your muscles use oxygen faster than you can replace it) and builds both slow- and fast-twitch muscle fibers (used for distance running and explosive sprints, respectively). Your metabolism is accelerated too. Can be performed on any piece of cardio equipment, with free weights or shuttle runs in the park.Calories burned: Up to 800 per hourWeight loss: 10/10Strength building: 3/10Toning: 7/10Try it here: At home, in the park or gym.J-Judo Detail: One of the oldest and most effective martial arts, judo also provides a rigorous cardio workout, improves concentration, balance and agility. Suitable for all ages, the risk of injury is minimised by the absence of kicks and punches. Throwing your opponent develops lean, powerful thighs, glutes (buttocks), arms and deltoids (shoulders), while grappling sessions boost both aerobic and anaerobic fitness (when your muscles are using oxygen faster than you can replace it).Calories Burned: 600 calories an hourWeight Loss: 6/10Strength Building: 6/10Toning: 6/10J-Jogging Detail: Jogging is a steady-state form of cardiovascular exercise that burns calories, improves lower-body strength and builds slow-twitch muscle fibers (used for distance running) and endurance. Builds your aerobic capacity, so your body is better able to use oxygen, and can improve blood lipids (fats) and glucose if they’re abnormal. Hones calves, hamstrings (back of thigh), quads (front) and glutes (buttocks) and is a great stress-reliever.Calories burned: 200-600 per hour.Weight loss: 6/10Strength building: 2/10Toning: 7/10Try it here: A park, beach, towpath or pavement near you.Missed Part One? 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ENTERPRISING DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE

first_imgMake sure you book your seat! – Joe Mangan of Mangan Tours and Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board pictured as details were unveiled of this year’s line up of events for Enterprising Donegal Business week from Monday March 4 to Friday March 8. All events are free, but registration is required by sending an e.mail to: register@donegalenterprise.ieDonegal’s business community – and indeed those just thinking of establishing a business – will be given fresh inspiration and hope by the stunning list of high-profile speakers lined up for this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week.The week is organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, in conjunction with its enterprise partners in Donegal.The programme of free events aims to inspire and motivate people to consider starting their own business while at the same time provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business. Business Week will run at venues across the county from Monday 4th March to Friday March 8th with workshops, seminars and other interesting events.“Donegal Business Week is now firmly established in the business calendar of Donegal and offers an annual opportunity for people in business and those thinking about starting a business, to make some time to hear how others have overcome obstacles or seized opportunities to either develop their business or achieve in their lives,” said Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board in advance of the launch this week.He added that once again this year’s week-long programme has a range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking.“The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop which will assist the economy of our county,” he added. Those interested in establishing a new business and indeed existing businesses in the county will learn much from the week’s opening event, a workshop on ‘Starting a Business’ on Monday March 4 in the Regional Cultural centre in Letterkenny.Facilitated by Gerry Moan, a business trainer who has spent a lifetime working with hundreds of Irish owned small and medium sized businesses, the workshop will also hear from local entrepreneurs Michael Black of Optimal Fitness, Joseph Mangan of Mangan Tours, Mary Hannon of Hannon Green, Stephen Harris of Auto Fast Fit and Martin Hilferty of Orbit Security.In addition all the county’s development agencies will also be in attendance at the workshop to provide advice to those in attendance who are keen to get started on establishing their own business.The afternoon session on Monday March 4th will see the official launch of the week’s events by John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business before the keynote address by Oceans7 swimmer, Steve Redmond.And any business in the county who might feel they are swimming against the tide will surely take inspiration from what Mr Redmond has to say as he explains how he became the first person in the world to complete all seven open-water swims that make up the Ocean’s Seven challenge. Later that evening in An Grianán Hotel in Burt Cathal McLaughlin and Paul McGonigle of McLaughlin and McGonigle Chartered Certified Accountants, will host an event certain to interest every business person entitled ‘Cash is King – Managing your Cash Flow.’ The aim of that workshop is to help people discover how to make sure their business has enough cash to survive.The week-long programme continues with events in Burt, Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Kilcar and Donegal Town finishing on Friday March 8th in Solis Lough Eske Hotel in Donegal Town with a seminar on ‘Improving your business through team development.”All of the week’s events are free, but registration is necessary. To register email register@donegalenterprise.ie or telephone 074 9160735Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website Follow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyENTERPRISING DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE was last modified: February 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:County Enterprise BoardDonegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more

LYIT STUDENTS RAISE €1,664 AT CHRISTMAS FAIR

first_imgChristine Farren, Mary Healy and Louise Mulvaney pictured at the LyIT Christmas Fair which is run each year to support student families at Christmas time, the Fair in the past has raised substantial funds for students. This year’s offerings include Christmas Wreaths, Yule-time logs, Candy Cane baskets, jewellry box sets.. the perfect stocking fillers. (photo by Paddy Gallagher)The LYIT Student Union annual Christmas Fair took place on Tuesday 3 December, 2013. The idea of the Fair was specifically to raise funds for under privileged student families, many with young children, who are struggling to cover the cost of Christmas.John McClean pictured at the LyIT Christmas Fair where he hopes to sell some Yule Tide logs and Cristmas Wreaths. The proceedsof the Fair at LyIT will go towards assisting the families of students at Christmas time.The Fair played host to many regular fair exhibitors, who sold various treats and creations, which ranged from hats and scarves, to honey, apple jelly, chutneys and greeting cards, gift labels, jewellery and fashion accessories. A modest €1 student admission (€2 staff/outside public), was the entry, which entitled all those who attended to be included in a free draw.€1,664 was raised and this fund will be made available to those most in need by the Chaplaincy Office, at LYIT. Aoife McDonnell, Cara House, Market Square, Letterkenny pictured at the LyIT Christmas Fair with handmade knitwear and hand made baby clothing among the many items on display at the Cara House display stand. The Fair is organised by the Student Union in LyIt and will support student families who are in need at Christmas. (photo by Paddy Gallagher).LYIT STUDENTS RAISE €1,664 AT CHRISTMAS FAIR was last modified: December 11th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:LYIT CHRISTMAS FAIRlast_img read more

Sunderland set to beat Crystal Palace to signing of former Newcastle ace

first_img Davide Santon in action for Inter Milan 1 Sunderland are set to hijack Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Inter Milan defender Davide Santon.talkSPORT told you earlier this week that the Eagles were closing in on the former Newcastle man, but it now appears Sam Allardyce is trying to persuade the Italian to return to the north east.According to Tutto Mercato, the 25-year-old is eager to move back to the Premier League and is awaiting either Palace or Sunderland to stump up the £3m required for Inter to sell.Palace manager Alan Pardew has repeatedly spoken to Santon in a bid to lure him to Selhurst Park, but it is understood that Sunderland are offering him a higher salary.The Black Cats have held talks with the player’s representatives and are ready to tie him down to a contract worth £1.7m per year.last_img read more

Man United make £100m Pogba bid, Benteke agrees Liverpool exit and MORE GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will be interviewed for the England manager’s job by the Football Association this week. (The Guardian)Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has indicated he would like to manage the England team. (Bein Sports)Manchester United will lodge a £100million bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba now that Euro 2016 is over. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho will look to trim his Man United squad by selling EIGHT PLAYERS this summer, including 23-year-old full-back Guillermo Varela and 22-year-old central defender Tyler Blackett. (The Sun)Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has agreed personal terms with Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)Middlesbrough are set to continue their all-star summer overhaul by landing former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Valencia. (Goal)?Georginio Wijnaldum will ask Newcastle to allow him to join Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)Everton have joined the race to sign 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder and Portugal international William Carvalho. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Euro 2016: Payet? Shaqiri? Robson-Kanu? Pick your favourite goal of the tournament HERE!Paul Pogba latest: Manchester United have ‘genuine interest’ in France starManchester United transfer news: Eight players who could be sold to fund Paul Pogba dealTottenham transfer news: ‘He’s garbage and we don’t want him anymore!’ Liverpool fans react to Mario Gotze rumoursPremier League transfers 2016/17: The best bargain signings so far… including Manchester United, Liverpool and ArsenalTransfer news: Top nine players available for free this summer, including Wales hero Hal Robson-KanuThe ten most expensive Premier League transfers that could happen this summer, featuring Paul Pogba, John Stones and Lionel Messilast_img read more

‘Players don’t even get the offside rule anymore!’ Charlie Adam on rule changes

first_imgStoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has praised the recently-implemented crackdown on the harassment of referees, but reveals players are often left baffled by the constant changes to the rules of play.The Scotland international even claims a lot of the players, including himself, no longer fully understand the offside rule.The Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association have announced in recent weeks that there will be a new zero-tolerance crackdown on the ‘intolerable’ treatment of referees, starting from this season.It means officials will be given more power to take a stricter approach to dissent, intimidation and physical contact from players or managers, and can issue red cards to any player who confronts them, swears at them or is aggressive towards them in any way.It’s a big step forward for English football after seeing events more commonly seen in other European leagues creep into the Premier League.Scotland international Adam has hailed the new rules, and admits he will have to curb his own sometimes hot-headed behaviour.When asked about the news on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Adam joked: “Well, that’s an extra three or four bookings for me a season!”He then continued: “No, but I think it’s important because I think there are certain clubs in the Premier League who have got away with having players running up to the referee for a number of years.“Now something is being done about that and I think it’s a good thing. Everybody is watching the Premier League worldwide and it doesn’t look good for the game.”But it’s not the only new rule to come in ahead of the new season, with revisions over the offside rule and other basic rules of the game giving fans, pundits and the players themselves a constant headache over the last few campaigns.And Adam admits the players, in particular, have a hard time keeping pace with how the game is progressing.“They’ve made that many changes it’s going to be mind-boggling,” the Potters star told talkSPORT.“The players don’t understand it.“I’m still not really sure about the offside rule. I’ve been playing the game for 15 years, and I still don’t really understand it.“The game is moving on so fast, they’re trying to change it and it’s only going to be better for the spectators and people watching on television.“But there’s that many rules now that they need to be clarified before the start of the season, the need to sit down with the players to explain them!”Listen to Charlie Adam’s interview on the Alan Brazil Sports breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

WATCH: Didier Drogba’s strike to make it 16 goals in 16 games against Arsenal

first_imgDidier Drogba came up against Arsenal once again on Friday morning, and as is tradition, scored once again.The former Chelsea striker, who turned into the Gunners’ nemesis whilst playing in West London, made it 16 goals in 16 games against Arsene Wenger’s men for the MLS All-Stars.In a game in which the Premier League side won 2-1, Drogba – now 38-years-old – scored on the brink of half-time to pull the game level before Chuba Akpom scored in the dying minutes to win the match.It was not the best goal Drogba has scored against the Gunners, but he will not care considering just how good his record is against the North London side.You can watch the strike below… Didier Drogba celebrates with Kaka and Gio dos Santos 1last_img read more

Vice president breaks silence on shooting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Breaking four days of silence, an obviously shaken Vice President Dick Cheney accepted blame Wednesday for shooting his hunting companion last weekend, said alcohol wasn’t involved and defended his handling of the incident. Speaking with uncharacteristic emotion, Cheney recalled his horror when he realized that he had wounded lawyer Harry Whittington while hunting Saturday in South Texas. Cheney spoke publicly about the incident for the first time about an hour after Whittington’s doctors had predicted a full recovery for the 78-year-old Austin man. “The image of him falling is something I’ll never be able to get out of my mind. I fired and there was Harry falling,” Cheney told Fox News. “It was, I would have to say, one of the worst days of my life.” Cheney said he ran over to the bleeding victim and told him, “Harry, I had no idea you were there.” He said Whittington didn’t respond. While speculation on the Web and elsewhere has focused on the possibility that alcohol may have been a factor, the vice president ruled that out. He said he’d had a beer at lunch – four or five hours before the incident – but wasn’t under the influence of alcohol at the time of shooting. The other members of the hunting party were Pamela Willeford, the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland; Katharine Armstrong, a ranch owner and Cheney’s host; and Sara Armstrong Hixon, Armstrong’s sister. “Nobody was drinking, nobody was under the influence,” Cheney said. While he was contrite about the shooting, he expressed no regrets about his failure to acknowledge the incident publicly until about 18 hours later. The first public notice came Sunday afternoon, when Armstrong called a local newspaper. “I thought that was the right call. … I still do,” Cheney said. “I’m comfortable with the way we did it.” Even so, Cheney’s decision to discuss the incident in detail four days after the event was a tacit acknowledgment that his earlier media strategy had backfired. Some White House aides had objected to Cheney’s tight-lipped approach from the start, and the pressure for public accountability increased Tuesday when Whittington had a shooting-related heart attack. Cheney said he felt more comfortable speaking publicly about the incident after Whittington’s condition improved. Although some administration officials initially had suggested that Whittington was at least partly to blame for the shooting by failing to make his presence known, Cheney took full responsibility in the television interview. “It’s not Harry’s fault. You can’t blame anybody else,” he said. “I’m the guy who pulled the trigger and shot my friend.” Cheney, who didn’t have anyone from his press staff with him in Texas, said he left it to Armstrong to notify the public because she witnessed the shooting, is knowledgeable about hunting and had a contact at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. “I thought that made good sense because you’d get as accurate a story as possible from somebody who knew and understood hunting. And then it would immediately go up to the wires and be posted on the Web site, which is the way it went out,” Cheney said. He said he had delayed public notification so that Whittington’s family could be contacted, to give doctors time to assess Whittington’s condition and to ensure the accuracy of any information released to the media. Critics said the delay was irresponsible. “It pains me to say this because I am such a big fan of his and he does so many things well, but when you’re vice president of the United States and something like this happens, it is big news, and I think he had the responsibility to try and get the information out as quickly as possible and as fully as possible. And with all due respect to his friend, who was an eyewitness, just having her talk to the local newspapers in Texas doesn’t suffice,” Torie Clark, who was the Pentagon spokeswoman during President Bush’s first term, said in an interview on Fox. In Texas, a hospital spokesman said Whittington was “doing extremely well” after a mild heart attack Tuesday that doctors blamed on a birdshot pellet that lodged in his heart. Peter Banko, a spokesman for Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial, said Whittington “wonders what all the hoopla is about” and considers the controversy surrounding his wounds “much ado about nothing.” “We’ll just continue monitoring him,” Banko said. “He’s sitting upin a chair, eating regular food, and he actually plans on doing some of his attorney work in his room.” David Blanchard, the head of the hospital’s emergency room, said Whittington was no longer at risk from the pellet in his heart and was likely to leave the hospital in about six days.last_img read more

Authorities say slaying victim lived at home intruders hit

first_imgLANCASTER – Sheriff’s homicide detectives have released a drawing of a man seen with a female companion fleeing from a ransacked home where deputies later found a man dead Tuesday. The dead man was identified as 41-year-old Shawn Spaniol, a resident, but authorities would not comment on whether they think he surprised the intruders or was surprised by them and killed. “We’re still processing the evidence and the investigation is ongoing, so I won’t comment on that,” homicide Sgt. Ken Perry said. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the house about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday by a citizen who saw a man and woman fleeing and suspected that they had just burglarized the home. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want 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 The couple were seen climbing over a backyard fence, carrying a pillow case believed to contain jewelry and other small items stolen from the house, officials said. The man was described as African-American, in his early to mid-20s, with a medium build, medium complexion and a quarter-inch-high Afro hairstyle. The woman was described as white, in her late teens or early 20s, about 5 foot 4 or 5 foot 6 inches, with dark brown hair in a ponytail and a full face. Deputies who arrived at the house on Vahan Court, a cul-de-sac of well-kept homes, Tuesday morning found a door unlocked and went inside, where they found Spaniol dead and the house ransacked. Detectives have asked that anyone with information about the crime call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. last_img read more

1920s cottages to be demolished

first_imgGLENDALE – In the early 1920s, a widow from Missouri with $50,000 in oil profits began building houses in Glendale for Christian missionaries who needed a place to rest after overseas work in Asia and Africa. A chapel for the former nondenominational missionary colony was demolished years ago, but 17 homes still stand today. Now, they face the wrecking ball. The homes are slated for demolition in the next few weeks to make room for an office building and to expand a skilled nursing facility. A consultant for the company planning the project, Glendale-based Healthcare Management Services LLC, has found the homes have little historic significance. The stripped-down houses are not architecturally rare, and none of the former residents shows up on historical Who’s Who listings. 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 But preservationists contend the houses in the 300 block of Mission Road, which were built by a widow named Jennie Suppes, are worth saving. “This is Mission Road for a reason,” said Glendale preservationist Alan Leib. “It’s not Mission Road because it was named after (the) tortilla company or something.” Earlier this month, a city design-review board voted 4-1 to allow demolition to proceed. Healthcare Management Services officials were asked to take pictures of the homes for the city library’s historical archive. “All of those buildings could have been Glendale’s first historic district,” said John LoCascio, an architect and board member with the Glendale Historical Society. “But it’s just one of those things where everything fell through the cracks in the system.” Rodney Khan, a consultant for Healthcare Management Services, stood by the historical analysis done for the project by Glendale-based EP Associates. “They’re just older houses that I guess some folks may consider to be important to them,” Khan said. “But from a historic-preservation point of view, it never was raised to the level of significance that (the houses) needed to be maintained.” The company will demolish some of the homes to expand Leisure Glen Care Center, which already has 94 beds, by adding 33 beds. “Things don’t last forever,” City Councilman Bob Yousefian said about the houses. “And there are times that you preserve things, and there are times that you take pictures and appreciate it and then move on. … You can’t preserve everything, and these (houses) were not even in good shape.” The homes, which were built in craftsman-bungalow, Spanish colonial and Tudor styles, are boarded up and fenced off. Several were built with clapboard or stucco exteriors. The city is dotted with homes built in similar styles. Even Leib, a writer who has mounted a campaign to save the homes since he found out last July they were threatened, admitted they do not stand out architecturally. But he argued they are an important part of history, comparing them to the Americana at Brand project. They are building “a fake Americana, and they tear down a real Americana,” Leib said. “The fake Americana is a retail environment, and the real Americana is an entire neighborhood built in the 1920s.” EP Associates did not find evidence of any similar missionary colonies still in existence. Preservationists say that points to the homes’ significance. “A lot of different religious sects, different religious beliefs, found Southern California to be a really receptive place as opposed to other parts of the country,” said Jay Platt, preservation advocate for the Los Angeles Conservancy. “So it ties into our regional history as well as the history of Glendale.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 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

Oscar contenders take a left turn

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NOT since the 1940s, when the pro-union “The Grapes of Wrath” and the antifascist “The Great Dictator” were Best Picture nominees, have so many left-tilting studio features, indies and documentaries been in Academy Award contention. Clearly socially conscious movies – from “Good Night, and Good Luck” to “Brokeback Mountain” – are back. All of this year’s Best Picture contenders break the mold of big-budget blockbuster, Titanic-type Tinseltown entertainment. George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck” is a low-budget, black-and-white docudrama about CBS broadcaster Edward R. Murrow’s expose of Sen. Joe McCarthy. “Crash” is a nitty-gritty look at racism in L.A. released by an indie distributor. Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” about terrorism and the Arab-Israeli conflict, raises right-wing eyebrows by presenting Palestinian perspectives while questioning Israel’s targeted assassination tactics. With its home-on-the-range homosexuals, “Brokeback Mountain” explores gay themes, as does the Truman Capote biopic “Capote.” The trend extends to the acting categories as well. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger are nominated, respectively, for Best Actor for “Capote” and “Brokeback,” while Jake Gyllenhaal is up for Best Supporting Actor in “Brokeback.” Felicity Huffman is nominated for Best Actress for portraying a transsexual in “Transamerica.” Gender issues also inform “North Country,” a docudrama about America’s first workplace sexual-harassment lawsuit, with Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand contending for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards. Other nominations also lean left. In the adapted screenplay category, along with “Brokeback,” “Capote” and “Munich,” “A History of Violence” and John le Carre’s “The Constant Gardener” compete for the golden statuettes. According to star Viggo Mortenson, “History” ruminates on America’s penchant for resorting to violence to resolve problems. The film’s William Hurt is nominated for Best Supporting Actor, while “Gardener’s” Rachel Weisz, as an activist challenging big pharmaceutical companies in Africa, is competing for Best Supporting Actress. David Strathairn’s portrayal of newsman Murrow scored a Best Actor nomination. In addition to Best Director and Best Original Screenplay nominations for “Good Luck,” Clooney is a Best Supporting Actor contender for portraying a CIA agent in “Syriana,” a Middle East thriller that critiques U.S. foreign policy. This is the first time a Best Director candidate has been nominated for an acting Oscar for a different picture in the same year. Foreign and nonfiction films also perpetuate the Academy’s left-of-center trend. The Hitchcockian “Paradise Now,” about suicide bombers, is the first Palestinian production ever Oscar-nominated. “Tsotsi” is a hard-hitting drama about South African ghetto and thug life. France’s “Joyeux Noelle” depicts a real-life Christmas trench warfare truce during World War I. Germany’s “Sophie Scholl – The Final Days” is a biopic about an anti-Hitler activist. In the Best Documentary Feature category, Bobby Kennedy’s daughter Rory produced “Street Fight,” a liberal look at a reformer’s campaign to unseat Newark’s longtime mayor. Activist actor Martin Sheen and commentator Arianna Huffington presented it at a screening with Jane Fonda’s ex-husband and former Chicago 7 defendant Tom Hayden and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta – who’d just returned from visiting Venezuela with leftist singer Harry Belafonte, who called President Bush “the greatest tyrant (and) terrorist in the world.” Although Eugene Jarecki’s biting military-industrial-complex analysis “Why We Fight” isn’t in Oscar contention, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” – a scathing critique of corporate criminals – is. Tinseltown’s first period of conscience and consciousness-raising movies came during the Great Depression and World War II, with populist and anti-Nazi films such as “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “Casablanca.” Progressive Hollywood’s second wave was in the 1960s and ’70s, with power-to-the-people pictures like Arlo Guthrie’s antiwar “Alice’s Restaurant” and Melvin Van Peebles’ “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.” Grant Heslov, who produced and co-wrote “Good Night, and Good Luck” with Clooney, explains: “When George and I conceived this … it was to (ask): Is the media questioning authority enough? To us, that is the most important job of the fourth estate. Clearly, they weren’t doing that during the lead-up to the war.” But poor reporting didn’t make truth disappear. As Heslov indicates, it moved to other mediums, and progressive Hollywood re-emerged as a sort of fifth estate. An indispensable factor for Left Coast progressivism is an audience that pays to see political subjects. With only four nominations in mostly technical categories, “King Kong” is the $200 million-plus ape in the room, and like other wannabe blockbusters, has under-performed at the box office, indicating escapism is out, and thought-provoking topicality is in. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, “Munich,” the most expensive Best Picture nominee, cost $70 million and its worldwide gross is more than $100 million. The $6.5 million “Crash” is doing boffo box office, scoring more than $83 million. The $14 million “Brokeback” has earned upward of $73 million. Heslov says the $7 million “Good Luck” sold more than $30 million in tickets. Once again, progressives behind and in front of the cameras are creating compelling, politically aware works. Audiences are responding and the Motion Picture Academy is sitting up and paying attention. No matter who the Oscar winners are, the progressive Hollywood trend continues, with Sean Penn’s “All the King’s Men” and Michael Moore’s “Sicko” and “Fahrenheit 9/11” coming soon to theaters near you. Film historian and freelance writer Ed Rampell is the author of “Progressive Hollywood: A People’s Film History of the United States.” last_img read more

‘They left me with the bill!’ – Harry Redknapp reacts to corruption allegations

first_img Harry Redknapp has responded to allegations made about him in the Daily Telegraph 1 Harry Redknapp has reacted to allegations he was aware of players betting on their own matches, revealed by the Daily Telegraph in their ‘football4sale’ investigation.The former Premier League boss was filmed by undercover reporters, revealing the details of a game in which his players ‘all had a spread bet’ on the result.The report indicates the players – of an unnamed team – bet on themselves to win, with one player allegedly telling an agent to ‘remortgage your house’ because of how favourable the odds were.However, Redknapp has since responded to the claims, calling them ‘a nonsense’.Speaking to BT Sport, Redknapp said: “It’s a nonsense. If that’s the best they could get out of three hours of sitting with me and trying to stitch me up, it’s sad.“They never had a bet anyway. No-one had a bet. Impossible. Anyone who’s watching this who understands betting odds knows that a team on the top playing a team that’s relegated, it’s not a betting proposition. You can’t bet on that. It’s ridiculous.”Jokingly, Redknapp also suggested the worst part of the entire operation was when the reporters hurried out of the restaurant – leaving the manager to pay the bill!He added: “The worst part is that when the bill came up, the other four scumbags got up and left me with the bill.”last_img read more

Gareth Southgate explains decision to hand Jordan Henderson England captaincy

first_img England caretaker manager Gareth Southgate Gareth Southgate says Jordan Henderson earned the right to replace Wayne Rooney as England captain after successfully stepping out of Steven Gerrard’s shadow at Anfield.The interim manager wants Rooney to remain as national skipper and squad figurehead despite dropping him for Tuesday’s game in Slovenia, but it is Henderson who will lead the side out for the first time in Ljubljana.The 26-year-old took the Liverpool armband from local hero Gerrard when the latter left the club in 2015 and has been impressive in the role.And that was not lost on Southgate as he chose the midfielder ahead of other candidates such as Joe Hart and Gary Cahill.“What stood out for me is that he has taken over as captain at a club where he has succeeded one of the most iconic players in English footballers of all time,” said Southgate.“That would have been a difficult challenge for him and he has matured from that. He has shown great leadership skills with his club.“He is used to being captain which is important. He has got a voice and an opinion within this group and he has got his clear ideas of what we need to work on.“It was not an easy decision because there are other senior players in that dressing room but he has captained a big football club and is used to that responsibility so it is the right decision for me.”Rooney, who volunteered to take the press conference at Southgate’s side despite being excused duty, offered his own tribute to Henderson.“I think Jordan’s a fantastic leader,” he said.“He’s taken an incredibly difficult job from Steven Gerrard and he’s really grown into that position. He’s a fantastic player with great leadership qualities.“He deserves his chance tomorrow night to captain England. I’m sure for him it’s a really proud moment and his family as well.”The other beneficiary of Rooney’s demotion is Tottenham anchorman Eric Dier.Dier, who was arguably England’s best performer at Euro 2016, offers greater defensive qualities than Rooney and Southgate explained a simple tactical analysis helped make up his mind.“I think it’s clear that we’re talking about two different profiles of player – different attributes, different skills,” he said.“That’s entirely the basis of the decision, we’re away from home, it’s a different tactical challenge…so as the coach you’ve got to look at what the right set up is for that game.“We have looked at how Slovenia play and when I looked at that midway through last week I knew in my mind the profile of midfield that we need for this game.“In no way is it a reflection of Wayne’s performance (against Malta) on Saturday. We were very pleased with what he did on Saturday. (He) played with great tactical discipline, saw a lot of the ball and dictated the game.” 1last_img read more

Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United: Blues stars rated and slated

first_img Substitute: Michy Batshuayi – 6 – Ran the channels well, but was presented few chances to test De Gea in his limited time on the pitch. 14 14 14 14 14 Thibaut Courtois – 8 – One of his best performances in recent memory. Courtois rose to the challenge of everything presented to him, and appears to be returning to the kind of form shown whilst at Atletico Madrid. Click the right arrow to see the rest of the Chelsea player ratings Victor Moses – 7 – A revelation this season at wing-back, Moses patrolled the right flank well. His forward-thinking play continually pushed Rashford back, preventing any United attacks down the wings. 14 14 14 14 Cesar Azpilicueta – 7 – Now playing in the centre of defence, Azpilicueta continued his consistent performances despite his new position. Was only occasionally troubled, often by the height of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Chelsea recorded one of their most memorable wins in recent history with a 4-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.Mourinho, returning to Stamford Bridge for the first time since being sacked last season, had to watch on as his former employers ran riot at Stamford Bridge.Pedro opened the scoring after just 30 seconds, with Gary Cahill doubling the lead before half-time. Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante rounded off the win with two goals of superb quality.SEE ALSO: How Red Devils flops rated in shocking defeat to ChelseaBut how did the Chelsea players perform against the Red Devils.Click the right arrow, above, to view talkSPORT’s player ratings for the Blues from this most exceptional victory… Nemanja Matic – 8 – Has recently added a creative spark to his game, evidenced by his assist for Hazard’s goal. Another player to suffer a severe dip in form last season, the Serb looks back to his best as a dominant enforcer. 14 Marcos Alonso – 8 – Continued his fine start as a Chelsea player with an assist for Pedro’s goal. His defensive abilities were occasionally called into question in the first half, but the Spaniard was never overrun. Substitute: Willian – 6 – Made one nice run which created an opportunity for Moses, and provided a good defensive showing with his energy and willingness to track back. Pedro – 7 – Got the game underway in exceptional fashion, scoring after just 30 seconds to put the Blues in front. Was a constant menace to the United defence with a lively showing, though his influence faded early on. Eden Hazard – 9 – Almost unplayable when showing this kind of form, Hazard scored an excellent goal to make it 3-0. Showed off his dribbling skills time and time again, never letting the United defence get comfortable. N’Golo Kante – 9 – Scored his first goal for Chelsea to cap a once again excellent midfield showing. Looks like one of the signings of the season, completing the work of two players in the middle of the park. 14 14 Diego Costa – 8 – Failed to score, but his work as Chelsea’s frontman was vital in the rout. Held the ball up well and constantly punished the United defence, only being denied a well-deserved strike by goalkeeper De Gea. Substitute: Nathaniel Chalobah – 7 – The Chelsea academy graduate continues to make waves in the first team, and he was brought on to shore up the midfield – completing his job well. 14 14 David Luiz – 7 – Was lucky not to be sent off for a wild challenge on Fellaini, but another assured performance from the Brazilian in the heart of the defence. Conte already appears to be removing the silly mistakes from Luiz’s game. Gary Cahill – 8 – Scored the second goal of the game with a thunderous strike. Fulfilled his main defensive job with composure, and appears to be back to his best after a dreadful start to the season. last_img read more

Bob Bradley rules out January sale of ‘vital’ Gylfi Sigurdsson

first_img Gylfi Sigurdsson has five goals and five assists in 15 Premier League games this season Bob Bradley has ruled out Swansea City selling Gylfi Sigurdsson in the January transfer window, saying the star midfielder is ‘a vital part’ of the Welsh club’s set-up.The Iceland playmaker is in his second spell with the Swans, and such is the 27-year-old’s imperious form, that Bradley accepts other clubs will be looking at him.Sigurdsson’s market value is likely to be £20million or more, but Bradley has underlined his importance ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash against West Brom at The Hawthorns.“Gylfi has been terrific for us,” Bradley said.“I am sure there are many clubs that are taking notice. But certainly from our standpoint, we consider him important as we move forward.“We are confident he is going to still be a part of our team as we get into the second half of the season and beyond.“For us to not only improve week to week, but have a little bit of a longer-term vision of how we can improve and how we can move ourselves forward, a player like Gylfi is a vital part of that vision.“I believe that he is going to be with us. All you have to do is look around football, and sometimes crazy things happen, but there is no sense getting too deep into that conversation right now.“On the inside of our football club, we are confident he is going to be part of our team moving forward. We all feel very good about what he is doing for us on the field.”Although the plan is for Sigurdsson to remain at the Liberty Stadium, Bradley is keen to add further midfielders to his squad – with Tottenham’s Tom Carroll one name mentioned.“You get different names out on the table, and then there are discussions about which ones fit the best and which ones have the greatest chance to happen,” Bradley added. “Transfer windows aren’t always easy to plan out every detail. Things change quickly.“The starting point is making sure we’ve got good names and we’ve done our research. A lot goes into it, and I think we are looking at some interesting possibilities, and now we keep our fingers crossed.“Tom is a player that everyone here knows. He is certainly a good footballer, and he is a player that has been discussed. Tom is tactically sharp and he is a good passer, which are qualities that a team can use.” 1last_img read more

‘I don’t feel Arsenal get themselves up for certain games’ – Ian Wright

first_imgIan Wright has questioned whether Arsenal players are taking enough responsibility for their performances on the pitch.The Gunners suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat at home to Watford on Tuesday night after allowing their opponents to take an early two goal lead.Arsene Wenger’s side have seen their season plagued by starting games slowly and the habit is threatening to end the north London club’s title prospects.And Wright believes the Arsenal squad need to look at themselves and take responsibility for their poor performances.Speaking to the Sun Football Podcast, he said: “That was as bad as a first 45 minutes I’ve seen. It’s inexcusable.“The performances are showing that the team are not accountable.“It’s all about the start and Arsenal have nor started well for so many games now. I’m not expecting Arsenal to start well.“I don’t feel they get themselves up for certain games, there’s not enough accountability. And it’s just exactly what happens every season at this stage.”Wright also singled out Olivier Giroud for particular criticism.The striker was recalled to the squad with the in-form Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck rested, but appeared to signal to the bench that he was injured after just two minutes.Wright said of the Frenchman: “Was he injured or wasn’t he injured?“Two minutes into the game he signalled that he wasn’t right. He knew that his ankle wasn’t quite right.“He started the game and Watford were up for it and maybe he felt like he wasn’t as up for it as he should have been because he signalled to come off.“It was the most pitiful 45 minutes I’ve ever seen from a centre-forward and he was rightly taken off.“I would be absolutely livid with him because it’s all about the start.”Listen to much more on ‘The Sun Football Podcast, sponsored by Sun Bets, with Ian Wright and Shaun Custis’ – available to download on iTunes now The Gunners sit nine points behind league leaders Chelsea 1last_img read more

Premier League team of the week: Tottenham and Liverpool stars included

first_img 11 11 11 Winger: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – Continuing his brilliant form this season, the Ivorian thrilled for the Eagles and ended the match with a goal, and an assist. Central midfield: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) – Nigeria international Ndidi has stepped up since joining the Foxes in January and put in another good display in the middle of the park, showed what he can do going forward with a superb long range goal. 11 11 11 Centre-back: Eric Dier (Tottenham) – Started the game on the right of a back-three, but ended it in midfield and with a goal to his name as Spurs kept up pressure on Chelsea. One of his best performances of the season after a shaky spell had begun to undermine him. Left-back: Andy Robertson (Hull City) – Scottish star Robertson popped up with a vital leveller for the Tigers as they came from behind to defeat West Ham. He’s improved since Marco Silva came into the club. 11 11 Right-back: Danny Simpson (Leicester City) – Usually considered one of the weaker members of the Foxes squad, he proved his worth with two assists and some solid work in defence. 11 Central midfield: Lucas (Liverpool) – The Reds secured bragging rights in the Merseyside derby and the Brazil star, moving into midfield again to help replace the injured Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, did superbly to snuff out any threat from the likes of Ross Barkley, and Tom Davies. Another weekend has gone by in the Premier League and, as per usual, there was plenty to talk about.It looks like we could have a title race after all with Tottenham cutting Chelsea’s lead down to seven points as they beat Burnley, while the Blues suffered a shock loss to Crystal Palace.Elsewhere, Manchester City and Arsenal drew 2-2, Liverpool secured bragging rights on Merseyside with a 3-1 win over Everton.And Leicester City continued their resurgence with victory over Stoke City, but who were the weekend’s top performers?Click the right arrow above to find out who made our Premier League XI… Striker: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – The Belgian gave the Chelsea defence a tough time, with David Luiz and Gary Cahill struggling to get to grips with him. He made some key defensive contributions too, as well as getting a goal and an assist. Goalkeeper: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) – Click the right arrow above to find out who else made our Premier League XI… – As the Eagles held on for a stunning win against Chelsea, the Welshman produced a number of excellent stops to ensure they took home all three points. Centre-back: Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace) – Liverpool loanee Sakho put in a huge performance for the Eagles as they beat Chelsea 2-1. The Blues tried all they could to find a way past him as he made five interceptions and nine clearances. One cross he blocked was vital as their opponents looked for a leveller. Attacking midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – Coutinho had his dancing shoes on against the Toffees, completing six dribbles, while also getting a goal and an assist. Winger: Demarai Gray (Leicester City) – The youngster is really beginning to spark into life for the Foxes, he contributed hugely to their win over Stoke and was a constant thorn in the Potters’ side. 11 11last_img read more

Smith, White come back to Golden Valley for upcoming varsity season

first_imgAfter sitting out spring practice, White decided to come back on the first day of summer drills. “We started with two quarterbacks in the spring, and now we have five,” Coleman said. Golden Valley’s roster dwindled into the low 20s by the end of last season, but now there are about 60 players between the varsity and junior varsity, who practice together. Another returning player who has come back strong is receiver Wesley Peterson, who missed most of last season because of a throat injury. “Wesley has stepped up and he’s one of our leaders,” Coleman said. “He was a little skinny last year but he’s filled out and he’s got great hands. It’s a new system; we’re running a four-wide offense, and there’s a lot of excitement.” Remember Evan Surratt, a top receiver at Hart High two seasons ago who fell off the radar last year? After a year off from football, Surratt has resurfaced at Boise State as recruited walk-on. During the spring, Surratt had considered walking on at Fresno State, a program that includes former Hart teammates Chris Piligian, Sean Norton, Joe Bernardi and Kevin Ciccone, before falling in love with Boise State after visiting the campus. In the aftermath of Valencia High softball coach Donna Lee’s decision not to retire after all – for the second year in a row – expect some conflict from assistant Cristal Brown, a former Master’s player who’s been waiting patiently for the head job to open. It’s doubtful Brown will remain on staff. Also, it will be interesting to see if longtime assistant Joe Robinson, a strong Lee supporter, will return. Robinson has said last season would be his final one, but that was under the presumption Lee would retire. If he and Brown both leave, Lee must find a new staff. Concluding a sparkling three-year career, The Master’s College’s Phil Seston has been selected to the 2006 NAIA Baseball All-American team. The senior right fielder from Palmdale earned honorable mention honors after leading the Mustangs in five offensive categories and etching his name in the program’s record books. Seston hit .342 with 12 home runs, 42 RBIs and a .621 slugging percentage. An All-Golden State Athletic Conference selection, Seston finished second on the college’s all-time home-run list with 31 and fifth in RBIs with 122. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Smith had difficulty with travel arrangements to Crespi, according to Golden Valley assistant Anthony Coleman. “It’s real good to have Trevon back. He looks good at quarterback and on the defensive side of the ball,” Coleman said. It’s not clear if Smith will be eligible because of transfer restrictions, but Coleman believes Smith has a good case because he didn’t play varsity at Crespi. “Trevon is going through the process right now,” Coleman said. Under new coach Steve Pinkston, Golden Valley has seniors for the first time and will join the Foothill League this season. There’s finally some good news to report on Golden Valley High football following a series of player defections to rival schools, coaching changes, reports of academic problems and even front-page news of a campus brawl that involved arrests and at least one football player. Trevon Smith, a quarterback who was considered Golden Valley’s top player before transferring to Crespi of Encino before last season, has returned, along with fellow quarterback Justin White, who replaced Smith last season before breaking his leg. In 2004, Smith passed for 1,085 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 11 touchdowns in junior varsity games, as Golden Valley then was comprised of ninth- and 10th-graders. Smith is among five quarterback prospects that include returning senior Corey Bryant, who looked solid by the end of last season, as Golden Valley went 2-8 against opponents in a freelance schedule. last_img read more

Lebanese targets pounded

first_imgBEIRUT, Lebanon – Israel unleashed a furious military campaign on Lebanon’s main airport, highways, military bases and other targets Thursday, retaliating for scores of Hezbollah guerrilla rockets that rained down on Israel and reached as far as Haifa, its third-largest city, for the first time. The death toll in two days of fighting rose to 57 people with the sudden burst of violence sending shock waves through a region already traumatized by Iraq and the ongoing battles in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas. It shattered the relative calm in Lebanon that followed Israel’s pullout from its occupied zone in south Lebanon in 2000 and the withdrawal of Syrian forces last year. Israel’s target was Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant Shiite faction, which has a free hand in southern Lebanon and also holds seats in parliament. Hezbollah sparked the current conflict Wednesday with a cross-border raid that captured two of Israel’s soldiers. Israel said it was determined to beat Hezbollah back and deny the militant fighters positions they have held along the border since 2000. Israeli analysts warned that Syria, which supports Hezbollah and plays host to Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal, could be Israel’s next target. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said any Israeli attack against Syria would be an aggression on the whole Islamic world and warned of a harsh reaction, the official Iranian news agency reported today. The agency said Ahmadinejad made the comments in a telephone call to Syrian President Bashar Assad. At the United Nations, the United States blocked an Arab-backed resolution that would have demanded that Israel halt its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, its first U.N. Security Council veto in nearly two years. Israel’s offensive was among its heaviest in Lebanon since it invaded the neighboring country and occupied its capital 24 years ago. Two days of Israeli bombings killed 45 Lebanese and two Kuwaitis and wounded 103. Two Israeli civilians and eight Israeli soldiers have also been killed, the military’s highest death toll in four years. With Beirut’s international airport closed after Israeli bombs ripped apart its runway, many tourists were trapped while others drove over the mountains to Syria – though Israeli warplanes struck the highway linking Beirut to the Syrian capital of Damascus early today, closing the country’s main artery and further isolating Lebanon from the outside world. Beirut residents stayed indoors, leaving the streets of the capital largely empty. Others packed supermarkets to stock up on goods. Long lines formed at gas stations, with many quickly running out of gas. Israel said its attacks were to prevent the movement of the captured soldiers and hamper Hezbollah’s military capacity. It said it had information Hezbollah was trying to take the two soldiers to its ally, Iran – an allegation denied by the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Israel launched an offensive in Gaza against Hamas, whose fighters are holding another Israeli soldier captured two weeks ago. Early today, Israeli aircraft struck targets in several parts of Gaza and a Palestinian was killed when an Israeli tank shell struck his truck, officials said. There were no reports of injury in the air raids, which damaged a main road and offices and training camps of militants. The shock waves from the fighting on two fronts began to be felt as oil prices surged Thursday to a record above $78 a barrel in world markets, also agitated by the threat of supply disruptions in the Middle East and beyond. President George W. Bush, speaking of the Lebanon offensive, backed Israel’s right to defend itself and denounced Hezbollah as “a group of terrorists who want to stop the advance of peace.” But he also expressed worries the Israeli assault could cause the fall of Lebanon’s anti-Syrian government. “We’re concerned about the fragile democracy in Lebanon,” Bush said in Germany. The European Union took a harsher tone, criticizing Israel for using what it called “disproportionate” force. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said he was planning a peace mission. The Arab League called an emergency meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo for Saturday, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned that Israel’s Lebanon offensive “is raising our fears of a new regional war.” Egypt launched a diplomatic bid to resolve the crisis, amid apparent frustration among moderate Arab nations that Hezbollah – and by implication its top ally Syria – had started the fight with Israel. Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s political heavyweight and economic powerhouse, accused Hezbollah guerrillas – without naming them – of “uncalculated adventures” that precipitated the latest Middle East crisis. “The kingdom sees that it is time for those elements to alone shoulder the full responsibility for this irresponsible behavior and that the burden of ending the crisis falls on them alone,” according to a Saudi official quoted by the Saudi Press Agency. Hezbollah’s rocket attack on the port city of Haifa was its deepest such strike into northern Israel yet. No injuries were reported in Haifa, home to 270,000 residents and a major oil refinery 30 miles south of the border. Still, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ayalon, called the attack “a major, major escalation.” “Those who fire into such a densely populated area will pay a heavy price,” said David Baker, an official in the Israeli prime minister’s office. Hezbollah’s deputy leader denied its fighters fired on Haifa, but Israel blamed the group, which had warned earlier in the day that it would strike the city if Beirut were targeted. Israeli officials said it was a Katyusha rocket launched from southern Lebanon. Witnesses also confirmed that a rocket hit the city. The militants also fired rockets at four other northern Israeli towns, killing a 40-year-old woman on her balcony in Nahariya and a man in Safad. Soon after the Haifa attack, Israeli helicopter gunships raked fuel depots at Beirut’s seaside airport with machine guns and missiles. The tanks exploded, sending gigantic flames into the night sky just outside Beirut. Earlier in the day, warplanes shut down the airport with strikes that pounded craters into all three of its runways, and Israeli warships sealed Lebanon’s ports. Among the Lebanese dead were a family of 10 and another family of seven, killed when strikes hit their homes in the southern village of Dweir. “It’s a massacre,” said Abu Talal, a 48-year-old resident who joined scores of Hezbollah supporters and townspeople at the funeral of Shiite cleric Sheik Adel Akkash, who was killed along with his wife and eight children, ages 3 months to 15 years. “This is the (Israeli) arrogance. The raids aim to terrorize us, but morale is high.” The last time Israeli strikes targeted Beirut was in 2000, when warplanes hit a power station in the hills above the city after a Hezbollah attack killed Israeli soldiers. Israel has not hit Beirut’s airport since its 1982 invasion of Lebanon and occupation of the capital. Israel says it holds Lebanon responsible for Hezbollah’s snatching of the two soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser, 31, and Eldad Regev, 26. The Lebanese government insisted it had no prior knowledge of the move and did not condone it – and even withdrew its ambassador to the U.S. after he made comments seemingly in support of the guerrillas. Hezbollah fighters operate with almost total autonomy in southern Lebanon, and the government has no control over their actions. But the government has long resisted international pressure to disarm the group. Any attempt to disarm Hezbollah by force could lead to sectarian conflict.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Lebanese government, caught in the middle, pleaded for a cease-fire. “If the government of Lebanon fails to deploy its forces, as is expected of a sovereign government, we shall not allow Hezbollah forces to remain any further on the borders of the state of Israel,” Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said. Israeli warplanes stepped up the pressure early today, striking targets in the southern suburbs of Beirut where Hezbollah has its political headquarters, security officials said. The impact of at least four missiles were heard, but there was no immediate word on casualties. The raid came just a few hours after Israeli planes dropped leaflets in south Beirut warning residents to avoid areas where Hezbollah operates. Fears mounted among Arab and European governments that violence in Lebanon could spiral out of control. last_img read more

District school is 1st in 42 years

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“It’s a great feeling,” Superintendent Rod Van Norman said. “I think everyone wants to be there because it’s something new and exciting.” Westpark cost about $11.3 million to build. It had been scheduled to open last school year, but was delayed by a shortage of construction workers, school officials said. Even before the campus opened for classes, construction began on a $2.43 million eight-classroom addition. Teachers are scheduled to move into that building this week. The classroom wing was omitted when school construction started in 2003 because there was not enough tax revenue to pay for it, but a rise in property values and higher tax assessments led to the selling of additional construction bonds earlier than expected. Westpark is named after the housing development in which it was built and is the district’s first new school since Rosamond High was built in 1964. The school’s construction is being paid for in part with funds from a bond measure approved by voters in November 2002. The $12 million bond measure approved in 2002 was also used to pay off about half of $10.3 million in high-interest debt incurred to build and improve schools to meet demands of a booming enrollment in the early 1990s. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSAMOND – Westpark Elementary School, Southern Kern Unified School District’s first new school in 42 years, will open Monday on the first day of classes. About 525 youngsters in kindergarten through fifth grade will be attending. “It’s really exciting. This is my first principalship,” said Principal Leanne Hargus, who was assistant principal at Tropico Middle School before coming to Westpark. “Everybody is moving in and getting settled.” A ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the school, located at 3600 Imperial Ave. The ceremony is open to the public. last_img read more

Datebook

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 MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles THURSDAY Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addresses the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization, 7:30 p.m., Pacific Lodge Boys Home, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-5842. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. TUESDAY Tarzana Neighborhood Council meeting, 7 p.m., Wilbur Avenue School, 5213 Crebs Ave., Tarzana. Call (818) 345-1966. WEDNESDAY Israel Emergency Rally, 7 p.m., Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd. Woodland Hills. last_img read more

LAUSD reform measure likely faces day in court

first_imgRomer also sent a letter Wednesday to LAUSD employees, saying the district will ask the courts to “clarify” the bill’s constitutionality. “Numerous stakeholders have requested that we seek this constitutional clarification immediately,” he wrote. The state legislative counsel, the city’s legislative analyst and LAUSD attorneys all have questioned the constitutionality of the bill, especially whether it’s legal to transfer authority over educational functions currently performed by a school district to the mayor of a charter city. The mayor’s chief legal counsel maintains that the legislation is airtight. LAUSD chief counsel Kevin Reed said he’s already heard from other groups saying they plan to challenge AB 1381, giving the district the option of joining with other plaintiffs. “Organizations in the state independent of L.A. Unified are likely to file litigation,” he said. “If that litigation is going to be filed, we think L.A. Unified needs to be there. It’s not that we’re unwilling to cooperate with the mayor, but these are issues that really have to be resolved.” The California School Boards Association, one of the powerful opponents to the legislation, believes there is little doubt the bill is unconstitutional. “The state constitution is quite clear on the matter of school governance,” said Scott P. Plotkin, executive director of CSBA, “and we anticipate litigation will be forthcoming to prevent this wrong-headed, poorly drafted bill from becoming law.” Reed said they are focusing on violations of the City Charter and the state constitution. But he also questioned whether African-Americans would be underrepresented on the Council of Mayors, which will have the authority to hire and fire the superintendent. Janelle Erickson, spokeswoman for the mayor, called the question “divisive and inflammatory,” saying there will be two African-Americans on the Council of Mayors while there is only one on the school board. “The representation of all communities, including the African-American community, will increase under Mayor Villaraigosa’s reforms,” she said. “It’s disappointing that the district is obstructing reform by using faulty and divisive argum ents. “We need to work together as one city to turn our schools around to give our children the education they deserve.” Former LAUSD Superintendent Ray Cortines, the mayor’s recently appointed education deputy, said he and Villaraigosa hope to meet soon with the school board to begin planning the transition. The mayor and his staff will also begin reviewing models for the three clusters of low-performing schools that the mayor will oversee. The passage of AB 1381 was hard fought, with Villaraigosa and LAUSD officials traveling frequently to Sacramento in their efforts to sway legislators. The bill was passed by the Senate late last week and by the Assembly late Tuesday – both by narrow margins. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised to sign the bill into law. Villaraigosa was in the Capitol for the Assembly vote, but was back early Wednesday for the rally in South Los Angeles, where he pleaded for unity in changing the governance structure of the nation’s second-largest school district. The attempt at collaboration is key especially since the district is in the process of finding a successor for Romer, who has announced he plans to retire this fall. Villaraigosa has warned the school board that he would fire a superintendent who did not share his vision for the school district. While Villaraigosa underscored Wednesday that his efforts are backed by a coalition of supporters from the community, district officials questioned his claim that he had the “will of the people.” And the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the only business organization to vocally oppose Assembly Bill 1381, continued to express skepticism that the bill will improve the quality of education and efficiency at LAUSD. Its leaders reiterated Wednesday that they support reform, but disagreed with provisions of AB 1381. “We are not opposed to mayoral control; we just don’t think this bill goes far enough and what we may end up with is a more complicated system,” VICA Chairman Bob Scott said. “On the plus side, it should improve the political balance and may allow a handful of schools to be rescued. VICA will continue to push for additional reforms, many of which may complement the mayor’s efforts.” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want 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 MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesDistrict officials responded that they’ve always wanted to have a dialogue with the mayor, but have never found him receptive. Superintendent Roy Romer and school board President Marlene Canter both said the board feels duty-bound to file suit to determine whether AB 1381 complies with provisions of the state constitution. “We intend to cooperate in making this bill work, but we have to know if it’s constitutional,” Romer said. “It would be a mistake to go down a path of implementation and halfway down the path realize it’s unconstitutional. “The battle is over in the Legislature. We simply need to know, is it legal or is it not?” The school board has scheduled an executive session for Tuesday to discuss filing suit challenging the measure. As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated the victory of his legislation to reform the LAUSD and urged the district to work with him, school officials from Los Angeles and around the state vowed Wednesday to challenge the plan in court. With provisions of Assembly Bill 1381 set to take effect Jan. 1, the mayor hopes to prevent any delays as he lays the groundwork for shifting power from the elected school board to the appointed superintendent and carving out a larger role for himself. “I’m asking you to join our Los Angeles partnership,” Villaraigosa said at a morning rally in South L.A. “I’m asking you to reconsider your opposition to change. I’m asking you to come along with us on this historic journey. “Let’s show together what’s possible when an entire community unites on behalf of its children. Let’s join together in the classroom instead of joining battle in the courtroom. Let’s respect the Legislature’s mandate and the will of the people.” last_img read more

Wal-Mart gains in recall defeat

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSEMEAD – While Mayor Gary Taylor and Councilman Jay Imperial scored a victory when voters rejected an attempt to recall them, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. also walked away with a much-needed boost.The nation’s largest retailer spent $300,000 backing Taylor and Imperial in Tuesday’s election, campaign finance reports show. One-third of that was donated the day of the election. Voters opposed the recall against both councilmen by an identical 59 percent to 41 percent margin. Douglas Johnson, a fellow at the Rose Institute at Claremont McKenna College, has been keeping a watchful eye on the recall. He said Wednesday that Wal-Mart has shown it will “stand by its friends.”But the real victory for Wal-Mart is that the recall did not succeed, Johnson said. Had the outcome been different, it could have proven devastating for the retailer because of past failures at the polls, he said. In 2004, voters in Inglewood decided to block the retailer from coming to the city. In Rosemead’s March election last year, two Wal-Mart supporters were ousted and replaced with two opponents.And the West Covina City Council voted two years ago to stop the retailer from buying a former BKK Landfill.“It’s nice for [Wal-Mart] to have a victory,” Johnson said, though he would not go as far as to say the win would ease the store’s entree into other cities. “Part of this is the people [in Rosemead] were sick of being caught in the middle of” a tug of war between Wal-Mart and the unions.Kevin McCall, spokesman for Wal-Mart, said in a statement that the company was pleased with the results, and went on to accuse those who pushed the recall of being outsiders.Tuesday’s vote “puts an end to the political battle instigated in large part by people who don’t even live in Rosemead,” McCall said.However, recall supporters said the unions came only after the residents made their concerns known about the Supercenter coming to town. Recall supporters countered that the organizations created to block the recall were “Astroturf” groups backed by Wal-Mart’s hired guns.Although the recall is over, the Wal-Mart controversy is not. Today, a judge is scheduled to hear a lawsuit against the retailer brought by the Garvey School District that alleges there are flaws in the environmental impact report that studied the store’s effects on nearby Rice Elementary School. The case is being heard in Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles.christina.esparza@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2472last_img read more

NBC cutting up ‘Veggie’

first_imgBob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber always had a moral message in their long-running “VeggieTales” video series. But now that the vegetable stars have hit network television, they can’t speak as freely as they once did, and that’s got the Parents Television Council steamed. The conservative media-watchdog group issued a statement Wednesday blasting NBC, which airs “VeggieTales,” for editing out some references to God from the children’s animated show. “What struck me and continues to strike me is the inanity of ripping the heart and soul out of a successful product and not thinking that there will be consequences to it,” said L. Brent Bozell, president of the Parents Television Council. “VeggieTales” is a popular collection of animated home videos for children that encourage moral behavior based on Christian and biblical principles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsTwo weeks ago, NBC began airing 30-minute episodes of “VeggieTales” on Saturday mornings. The show was edited to comply with the network’s broadcast standards, said NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks. Marks said the network is “committed to the positive messages and universal values” of the show and expects “VeggieTales” to continue airing. But Bozell isn’t satisfied. “If NBC is so concerned about that four-letter word God, then they shouldn’t have taken `VeggieTales’,” he said. “This just documents the disconnect between Hollywood and the real world.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgSATURDAY Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club hosts dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Tokyo Steak, 1024 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 by Friday for reservations. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 317-7021. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymouswill meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12-Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a cards, Pokeno and other games snack night, 7 in Lancaster. Bring food to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 723-3237. Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief, weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. last_img read more

Lot turns over a new leaf

first_imgIts soil had met native Gabrielenos, Spanish explorers and trains full of immigrants headed into “the Ellis Island of Los Angeles.” The former railyard once known as The Cornfield opened downtown Saturday as the city’s newest urban park. The Los Angeles State Historic Park was hailed as a community and legislative victory following a 10-year fight to make the gritty lot green. “Right here is the future of Los Angeles,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared during a ceremony of city, county and state officials and about 200 community members. Drawn by live bands and food, many came to stroll a meandering walkway with views toward downtown and the historic 4th Street Bridge. “I’m a neighbor, and this park is welcome,” said Alexandra Leh, a film producer and screenwriter who lives in a loft downtown. “This is a very big brick in building this community.” “It’s almost unbelievable to be here and see something like this take place,” added Carole Magnuson, of Westwood and a longtime member of Friends of the River. Once slated for industrial warehouses, the controversial Cornfield site had became the subject of lawsuits and lengthy community protests. In 2001, the state bought the parcel for $36 million with an eye toward developing its first urban park. “This has been a struggle,” said state Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, D-Los Angeles, flanked by state parks officials. “When people insist on parks on this side of town, we get parks on this side of town. “So never be shy on raising your voice.” dana.bartholomew@ dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“We’ve begun the process of making a reality the dream of the Olmstead brothers who said we should use the (Los Angeles)River as an emerald necklace to connect the city with parks all along the riverway.” City and state leaders said the $1.4 million temporary glade of 18 acres east of Chinatown is only the beginning. The 32-acre Cornfield site, bordered by North Broadway and North Spring Street, is now the center of an international design contest to build a “world-class park” adjacent to the Los Angeles River. Three finalists will introduce designs on Oct. 14 for a park with a flair for local history. A designer will be picked in November, with plans made final after extensive public input. On Saturday, residents celebrated their park atop the one-time terminus of the transcontinental railroad, where corn once grew from seeds thrown from incoming railcars. last_img read more

Answers sought in maglev train tragedy

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LATHEN, Germany – Investigators sought Saturday to determine why safety rules didn’t prevent a high-speed magnetic train from powering up and speeding into a maintenance vehicle still on the elevated test track, killing 23 people. Alexander Retemeyer, a prosecutor speaking for investigators, said they were focusing on what happened in the 20-mile track’s control center, where the required two employees were on duty. “What we are looking into is why the train was given the go-ahead even though the maintenance vehicle was on the track,” Retemeyer said. Friday’s crash near Lathen in northwestern Germany was the first involving a train using magnetic levitation, or maglev, in which the train rides on a magnetic field without touching rails. The lack of friction allows speeds as high as 270 miles per hour. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe controllers were supposed to go through several layers of checks to make sure the maintenance vehicle was off the track after its daily inspection, Retemeyer said. Only then were they to turn on the electricity enabling the train driver to start, he said. Investigators examined the control room log book and discovered the maintenance truck was where it was supposed to be. It headed out at 8 a.m. and was logged at a spot called Point 120 on the track at 9:53 a.m. when the train started its high-speed run. Fifty-eight seconds later, the train hit the truck at 105 mph. Officials previously said the train was going 125 mph. Controllers had several ways to determine if the maintenance vehicle was on the track: the log book, a video check of its shed and a GPS satellite navigational device that showed the car as a green dot on one computer system – but not the main security system showing the train’s location.last_img read more

Free therapy helps families cope

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsOffering counseling at a place where many are accustomed to visiting for fun or learning seemed natural. “The community has embraced the (center), and it has become more than a place where the kids go,” said Rick Gould, director of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. “Community counseling is just another service that helps (them) with issues they may be facing.” People can seek help with depression, alcoholism, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse and anger-management issues. Gonzalez Leal dispenses counseling in 50-minute doses to individuals, couples and families. She schedules clients 15 hours a week Monday through Thursday, but she often works longer. Parents’ biggest complaints revolve around children’s use of drugs – marijuana, alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, inhalants. Some teens affiliated with gangs are looking for a way out. NEWHALL – Some find it hard to seek help for family problems. Hard can get harder when cultural norms frown on seeking aid and a language barrier gets in the way. Discretely tucked amid the boxing gym, Ballet Folklorico and after-school classes in the Newhall Community Center is an office where no-cost therapy is offered to low-income families and individuals in turmoil. “(For) the majority of parents I see, I am their first contact to mental-health services,” said counselor Cynthia Gonzalez Leal, 51. “It’s not like therapeutic services used for developmental growth; they are in crisis, and the (service) is a necessity for them.” About 4,000 men, women and children participate in programs at the $10million complex, which opened in January. The center’s programs include boxing for ages 10 and up, a toy-lending library, teen groups, a dance regimen that teaches regional native dances of Mexico, after-school tutoring, crafts, games and computer time. Sometimes a center staff member sees a youth acting oddly and tips her off. Gonzalez Leal often calls the parents, and adults receiving therapy sometimes refer their children. “These people that come in are very courageous and brave to share their family history and secrets,” she said. She said Latino culture teaches them “you leave it at home, basically it’s a family issue, a family matter, and it’s supposed to stay that way. I’m familiar with the dynamics of my culture.” She’s also with the language. Often, she translates a child’s English into Spanish for parents. Sometimes youths are not fluent in Spanish, and she bridges their language and communication gap with parents. When problems exceed her scope, Gonzalez Leal refers clients to Action, a parent and teen support group; to the Domestic Violence Center; or to the county’s Department of Health Services, for a psychological evaluation and possibly medication. One woman who talked to Gonzalez Leal had contemplated killing herself. The woman was counseled, then referred to the county for help. Gonzalez Leal monitors the woman’s progress and said she is improving. “The sadness, the depression is still present; it just doesn’t debilitate her like it did in the past,” she said. A Canyon Country resident, Gonzalez Leal worked at the Child and Family Center as a case manager and outpatient coordinator for more than eight years while earning a master’s degree in a program tailored to treating Latino families. Gonzalez Leal has logged about one-third of the 3,000 hours needed to obtain her license. Her intern work at the center is supervised by Beth Jenkins, a licensed clinical social worker who is a medical psychiatric social worker at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Palmdale. The two meet weekly for an hour or two, confidentially reviewing the cases. Jenkins said Gonzalez Leal excels at sizing up problems and providing solutions. “She understands that receiving mental-health services is not always comfortable for Latino people,” Jenkins said. “She encourages them to use her services in whatever way allows them to get the most help, while maintaining their sense of privacy for their own and their families’ lives.” Gonzalez Leal said she hopes to continue working at the center after she is licensed. Family experiences fuel her passion. “When my mother would go to the doctor, (she) had a history of depression, and there was no one there – no bilingual professional to help her out,” Gonzalez Leal said. “I saw the need to have someone communicate with your own language.” Seed money for the counseling service, generated by a Valencia Auto Spa fundraiser, has run out. Donations are now footing the bill, city officials said. For further information or to make a contribution, call Community Services administrator Hope Horner at (661) 286-4006. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want 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

L.A.’s U.S. attorney resigning for job at private law firm

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsGibson, Dunn & Crutcher boasts a roster of former government lawyers, including Theodore B. Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general, and Robert Bonner, who once led the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and was once head of Customs and Border Protection. It also provides legal counsel to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis, currently under investigation by Yang’s office over his ties to a lobbyist. Under government rules, Yang would be recused from that and other cases she was involved with during her tenure at the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office. In an interview with The Associated Press, Yang said she will focus largely on corporate cases such as security fraud and business crimes. She said that before leaving she wanted to see some major cases through, including ones involving Tenant Corp. and Boeing Co. “We were in the midst of a whole bunch of big cases,” she said. “I did not want to leave during that time period. I wanted to make sure we had some closure on those.” Yang, 47, became the first Asian-American woman to serve as a U.S. attorney when President George W. Bush appointed her in May 2002. In 2005, she received the Presidents Award for Distinguished Leadership for Women in Federal Law Enforcement. Yang was a California state judge from 1997 to 2002. Before that, she worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for seven years in Los Angeles. Yang earned a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1985 and a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College in 1981. She also clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Lew.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California’s central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm. Yang is expected to leave Nov. 10 for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she will serve as co-chair of the firm’s crisis management practice group. There was no word yet on a successor, said U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Thom Mrozek. “I was fortunate to be able to serve my country as the United States attorney,” Yang said. “I am excited to add the skills and experience I have to Gibson Dunn’s impressive resources.” last_img read more

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic makes transfer admission which will excite fans

first_img1 Slaven Bilic: The Croatian boss hopes to make additions to West Ham’s squad soon West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is ‘pretty close’ to adding to his squad.The Hammers have been linked with a move for England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who is out of favour at Manchester City and spent last season on loan with Torino.They are understood to have had a £20million bid for Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic turned down, and have reportedly dropped their interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.Nevertheless Bilic, who has so far brought in full-back Pablo Zabaleta from City, told the club’s official website: “We are pretty close, but I prefer not to talk transfers, I prefer to work transfers.“Make no mistake, we are working hard every day, but it is not easy. Some clubs, like Everton, are signing a lot of players, some are signing a couple of players, and some haven’t signed any.“But that doesn’t mean they are not trying. I’m sure everybody is working, and everybody is trying to sign players.“What we want is to bring in the quality that is going to improve our first XI. We have Pablo Zabaleta and I am really expecting to add a couple more soon.”Bilic is desperate to sign a forward after injuries to Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho meant West Ham ended last season with on-loan Jonathan Calleri, who scored one deflected goal in 19 appearances, playing in attack.“Everybody is talking about a striker, but it is very hard to find them,” added Bilic.“We are working on it, but we are not going to get someone that we are not sure about – especially as we are not looking at bringing them in to be just in or around the squad, or expect them to come good in a couple of years.“We want someone to come in, put the jersey on, and play. And we are going to do it. We are working very hard, especially the chairman, but we are going to get someone that we really want.”last_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Italian club make enquiry for Newcastle defender Achraf Lazaar

first_img Achraf Lazaar 1 Genoa have enquired about the availability of out-of-favour Newcastle full-back Achraf Lazaar, according to reports.The 25-year-old, who has previous experience in Serie A with Palermo, is being lined up by the Italian club ahead of next season.Lazaar made just ten appearances in Newcastle’s title-winning campaign of last season and is expected to depart St James’ Park upon their Premier League return.The Morocco international is not short of potential suitors, with Scottish champions Celtic also rumoured to be interested.However, according to Primocanale, Genoa have entered the race for his signature and are ready to offer him regular first-team football.last_img read more

Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley, Rooney the hero for Everton – round-up

first_imgEverton 1-0 Stoke CityWayne Rooney scored on his second Premier League debut for Everton to earn the Toffees victory against Stoke City.The 31-year-old, who returned to Goodison Park earlier this summer after 13 years at Manchester United, headed home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross on the stroke of half-time.Jordan Pickford made a brilliant stop late on from Xherdan Shaqiri to prevent a Stoke equaliser – and ensure a dream homecoming for Rooney. Southampton 0-0 Swansea CityMauricio Pellegrino had to settle for a point in his first match as Southampton manager as his side wasted a series of chancs.The home side dominated throughout but were unable to make a breakthrough, with Manolo Gabbiadini and Maya Yoshida guilty of spurning good opportunities.Swansea failed to muster a single shot on target and will be relieved to have escaped with a point against a Southampton side which has now failed to score at St Mary’s in 545 minutes.West Brom 1-0 BournemouthTony Pulis celebrated signing an extended contract in the best possible fashion as West Brom began the new Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at The Hawthorns.Pulis, who will now remain as Baggies boss until 2019 after putting pen to paper on a new deal on Friday, saw new signing Ahmed Hegazi enjoy a dream debut.The central headed home Chris Brunt’s free-kick on 31 minutes and that was enough to see off Eddie Howe’s men.Premier League Results:Chelsea 2-3 BurnleyCrystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield TownEverton 1-0 Stoke CitySouthampton 0-0 Swansea CityWest Brom 1-0 BournemouthWatford 3-3 Liverpool – FULL REPORT HERE 3 3center_img 3 The 2017/18 Premier League season is finally under way and here’s what happened on the opening Saturday…Chelsea 2-3 BurnleyNine-man Chelsea made a disastrous start to their Premier League title defence as they were beaten at home by Burnley.The champions had Gary Cahill sent off early on for a dangerous tackle and the Clarets made their numerical advantage count as they stormed into a 3-0 lead before half-time, with Sam Vokes netting twice and Stephen Ward also getting on the scoresheet.Substitute Alvaro Morata fired home on his league debut midway through the second half to reduce the deficit. The Blues’ hopes of mounting a comeback looked to have been ended when Cesc Fabregas was given his marching orders with ten minutes left to play but David Luiz netted two minutes from time to set up a frantic finale.There was to be no further late drama, though, as the Clarets held out for a brilliant – and fully deserved – opening day win.Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield TownFrank De Boer’s Crystal Palace reign got off to a nightmare start as Huddersfield Town stormed to victory at Selhurst Park in their first ever Premier League match.Palace defender Joel Ward turned the ball into his own net to hand the Terriers the lead midway through the first half and just minutes later record signing Steve Mounie doubled the visitors’ advantage.Mounie capped a dream debut with another goal after the break to earn David Wagner’s newly-promoted team an impressive win.Palace fans started the season with renewed optimism amid De Boer’s appointment as manager but they will be worried by their woeful performanc, which suggests another year of struggle.last_img read more

Transfer report: Barcelona close to signing Manchester City target

first_img1 Ousmane Dembele Barcelona are close to completing a £118m deal for Manchester City target Ousmane Dembele.The 20-year-old has become one of the most wanted men in football over the past two seasons and he is finally set to leave Borussia Dortmund.City are long-term admirers of the France international but, according to El Mundo Deportivo, he is joining Barcelona.The Spanish side are set to part with £90m to sign Dembele, but a further £28m will be paid at a later date via add-ons.That means the forward could eventually cost a staggering £118m, but Barca are desperate to bring him in to bolster their attacking options.The LaLiga club sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £196m earlier this summer and they believe Dembele can fill his boots.last_img read more

Man City must beat teams like Watford to join Europe’s best – Pep Guardiola

first_img Pep Guardiola hopes his team can push on 1 Pep Guardiola feels Manchester City must win games like this weekend’s at Watford to prove they can join the European elite.City opened their Champions League campaign with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Feyenoord in midweek, an impressive display that came just four days after a 5-0 hammering of Liverpool.But Guardiola’s men won just two of the six Premier League games that immediately followed a Champions League group game last season and the City boss feels his team must cope better with tough schedules.Guardiola said: “It will be a demanding game, especially coming just three days later.“With the trip back to Manchester, now travelling to London, there’s not too many hours for regeneration.“We have to handle that if we want to become a good team in the next years. We have to handle these situations, when one team have one week to prepare and we don’t have the time. In these situations we have to try to win.“When that situation happens we will be on the path to being a good team.”Watford have made an impressive start to the season under new manager Marco Silva, collecting eight points and remaining unbeaten in their first four games.Guardiola said: “Watford are just two points behind us, they made an amazing start. They didn’t lose one game.“I was so impressed with their performance against Southampton. They completely dominated the game.“They have fast players, new players and a good manager. What Silva did last season with Hull City was amazing. He is a fantastic trainer.“Watford is always complicated. They are so physical with the throw-ins and set-pieces and have quality up front.”Captain Vincent Kompany is unlikely to return but is now back in training after a calf injury.Guardiola, speaking at his pre-match press conference, was also vague on the prospect of veteran midfielder Yaya Toure being involved.Toure has been left out of the squad for the past two games and did not travel to Rotterdam at all this week.Asked if Toure could feature, Guardiola said: “We will see.”Guardiola, however, did go on to add that Toure remains an important member of the squad and will have a key role to play this season.He said: “I need him, the team needs him. He was so important last season and he’ll be so important this season.“He is part of the group. I admire him and what he has done in his career. He is an exceptional player.“In the last games he was not in the squad but of course he is going to help us.”last_img read more

Former Arsenal star explains why summer move to Everton was blocked

first_img1 Thomas Vermaelen Former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has revealed he had no choice but to stay at Barcelona this summer despite interest from Everton.The 31-year-old has spent a large proportion of his time injured since arriving at Barca from Arsenal in 2014.He is now way down the pecking order at the Nou Camp, where the likes of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti are usually selected ahead of him.However, there was summer interest from a range of clubs who would have been willing to offer him regular first-team football – and Everton were among them.Now Vermaelen has lifted the lid on why he did not make a move but instead remained a bit-part player at Barca.He told DH: “The board told me they needed four centre-backs. I didn’t have a choice but to stay. Clubs tried until the very last day, like Everton, but it was impossible.“I wasn’t even able to negotiate.“Unfortunately, my release clause is very expensive (€80m). Who was going to pay that?”last_img read more

Sandro Ramirez already eyeing Everton exit

first_imgEverton flop Sandro Ramirez is considering going back to Spain.The 22-year-old only moved to Goodison Park in the summer from Malaga after his £5.2m release clause was met.But, since making the switch, the Spaniard has yet to find the net and he is growing frustrated.As a result, according to Marca, Ramirez is considering going back to Spain in January to reignite his career.Several sides in La Liga would undoubtedly be interested in signing the striker, especially if he is available on loan. Sandro Ramirez 1last_img read more

Chelsea 1-1 (5-3 pens) Norwich: Conte’s men just hold off spirited Canaries

first_imgChaotic Chelsea ended a five-hour scoring drought before advancing in the FA Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Norwich.The Premier League champions thought they had won for the first time in 2018 as Michy Batshuayi was on target in Wednesday night’s FA Cup third-round replay at Stamford Bridge.But Jamal Lewis headed in Timm Klose’s cross in the fourth minute of stoppage time for 1-1 and force extra time, when Pedro and Alvaro Morata were sent off.The early stages of extra time saw Willian booked for diving in the penalty box, however, replays suggest he was unlucky to be penalised. Controversially, referee Graham Scott did not consult VAR to the outrage of the home crowd. Pedro, earlier booked for diving, was also sent off for a second bookable offence after being booked for diving in normal time. And Morata also saw red, receiving a yellow card for diving and an immediate second yellow for his vociferous complaints, which was followed by a pitch invader furious at the referee’s handling of the game.But the Blues escaped to advance to a fourth-round tie with Newcastle as Willy Caballero saved from Nelson Oliveira and Eden Hazard ensured Chelsea scored all five of their spot-kicks. Caballero’s save and Hazard’s successful spot-kick proved decisive in the shootout 1last_img read more

Still politically outspoken, CSNY brings its message to L.A.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Age is supposed to make you more accepting. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young apparently didn’t get the memo. The foursome is on the road this summer railing against what they believe is an immoral administration that went to war in Iraq under false pretenses. It’s a frequently voiced view, but David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young (combined age: 250) have some extra muscle in the form of five decades’ worth of songs, many of which deal with the very topics they’re bringing to audiences across the country in the “Freedom of Speech ’06” trek. A sense of outrage is evident on stage — where the individual faces of some of the more than 2,500 American soldiers killed in Iraq are shown on a screen during “Find the Cost of Freedom” — and off. “Bush and his gang were brilliant at scaring everyone to death with the war on terrorism, to the point all everyone wants is a blanket and a cup of warm milk,” says Nash. “We’re out to touch people and present them with an idea that’s 230 years old — that you have the right to speak your mind, to dissent, to address your government. It’s patriotic to speak out — not unpatriotic, as they would have you believe.” Adds Stills: “Everyone’s pretty much had it — Iraq, Katrina, the economy, the price of oil, the stem-cell veto — and we as a nation keep rolling over and taking it. It’s time to rise up as one.” The evening with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young that comes to Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday and the Hollywood Bowl the next night covers a marathon three-dozen songs with no opening act. The set list is built from classic albums like 1969’s “Crosby, Stills and Nash” and 1970’s “D?j? Vu” (which signaled the addition of Young), as well as love songs and politically charged numbers from each member’s individual career. But the centerpiece of the show is the first concert airing of Young’s current album, “Living With War,” which questions, comments upon and skewers the Bush presidency. Young’s previous album, the country-tinged “Heart of Gold,” was the subject of a widely acclaimed concert documentary by Jonathan Demme earlier this year. ‘There’s a conscience in the country, and I don’t think it’s being spoken,” Young said in a TV interview recently. “Everyone deserves a chance to be heard. We don’t have to believe what our president believes to be patriotic.” The current “Freedom of Speech ’06” show represents CSNY’s third tour of the new millennium (and only its fourth in 36 years), following the 2000 reunion — the quartet’s first since Young left the group in 1974 — and its sequel two years later. The group first came together as a trio in 1969 — at the insistence of Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas —debuting at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Young joined the next year. Each member brought a pedigree and sensibility from other formidable bands: Crosby from the Byrds, Nash from the Hollies, and Stills and Young from the Buffalo Springfield. The group, whose lush harmonies and strong guitar work helped move untold millions of copies around the world, became the benchmark for socially aware folk-rock with and without Young. “They were the ultimate Los Angeles band, coming together in Laurel Canyon from all points and becoming deeply entrenched in the city’s culture,” said Michael Walker, author of the recent “Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood” (Faber & Faber; $25). “That first album really started things rolling. It sold like a Beatles record, and it was the first shot across the bow that the record industry was changing and America could produce a band to compete with the British bands. CSNY started the shift of the industry from being focused on London to being focused on L.A.” Reviews of CSNY’s current dates mention shimmering renditions of the airy ballad “Guinnevere” by Crosby and Nash; “Long Time Gone” (highlighted by dueling solos from guitarists Stills and Young); the 40-year-old “For What It’s Worth,” recorded by Buffalo Springfield; and the still-relevant “Ohio,” about the government’s tragic attempt to stifle student protest at Kent State. The audiences at the shows span multiple generations. “This tour isn’t about playing it safe,” says Nash, who lives in Encino. “It’s about involving people in the process of rediscovering their power, to awaken people (to the knowledge) that they have the ability to put pressure on their elected officials to start impeachment proceedings. They have to realize it could happen.” Aside from politics, the CSNY dates are also a celebration of some ageless music as well as a famously gnarly four-way collaboration that has somehow withstood the years. “We recognize our strengths and we’re amplifying them,” Nash says. “We know what happens when we get weak. This is unifying the four of us in a way that hasn’t happened before.” CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. When: 7:30 p.m. Monday. (Also 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.) Tickets: $48.25 to $259.50. (213) 480-3232; ticketmaster.com. — Fred Shuster, (818) 713-3676 and fred.shuster@dailynews.comlast_img read more

“Descent” is a disturbing and scare-soaked horror flick

first_img Something could be made from the movie’s all-female cast getting stuck in tight passageways and (some of them, at least) being eventually covered in blood, a la Sissy Spacek’s Carrie awakening to her womanhood, but it really doesn’t pay to think too hard about stuff like that. Marshall’s movie is all about the ravenous nasties living in darkness who lick their chops as the women drop down fArther beneath the surface and the lights begin to dim.. The women are barely distinguishable as characters (all that darkness doesn’t help) with the exceptions of Sarah and Juno, whose status as best friends is tenuous at best. Marshall telegraphs the root cause of the problem, but that doesn’t make Juno any less a piece of work. The character can rightly stand beside Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley Marshall has clearly watched “Alien” a time or two as one of the great female butt-kickers in recent film, a woman who takes an inordinate amount of pleasure in the sound of snapping bones.. Marshall does, too, which makes “The Descent” one of the more disturbing B-movies to come around in a very long time.. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There aren’t any dueling banjos in the blood-soaked shocker “The Descent,” but the movie again serves as a reminder that those looking to take extreme-sports vacations would do well to avoid the Appalachian wilderness. Neil Marshall’s chilling thrill ride wowed U.K. horror fans when it was released last summer, and it’s sure to do the same here. You’d do well to curl up in a fetal position from the get-go it’ll save you the time and effort later.. Writer-director Marshall, known in horror circles for his 2002 werewolf classic “Dog Soldiers” (which never made it across the Atlantic), takes all of about three minutes to land his first bloody blow, which puts a young woman, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald), in the land of perpetual nightmares. A year later, Sarah’s thrill-seeking gal pals decide that she needs to get over the grieving, so they go on a caving expedition in the Appalachians. Bad idea.. Actually, the bad idea was control freak Juno’s (Natalie Mendoza) decision to deviate from the planned itinerary and explore a cave that isn’t in the guidebook. Her mantra: If there’s no risk, what’s the point? Unfortunately, none of the six women notice the bloody handprints embedded in the cave’s walls. And why is Sarah the only one hearing the voices?.last_img read more

JonBenet murder case still fascinates

first_img“It’s so bizarre on its surface … and now you have this very forensic-minded public which you didn’t have before,” he said. It is not at all clear that Karr is guilty. His confession appears pockmarked by inconsistencies. Doubts and questions have been raised about whether Karr, who has not lived in Colorado, was ever in the state, let alone at the time of the murder. Authorities, urging patience and caution, will not say whether DNA tests have revealed any connection. It is all very strange. But looking back on the JonBenet case, is it also all too typical? The doubt that now twists around the case took root hours after police reached the Ramsey’s home. As police searched the scene that Thursday afternoon, detectives allowed Patsy’s husband, John, to re-enter the house alone. He emerged a few minutes later, JonBenet’s body limp in his arms. That was the first of what would be criticized as a series of inept mistakes by investigators. It set the scene for the Ramseys to launch their own parallel campaign for clues, even as they straight-armed Boulder Police Chief Tom Koby’s department. And, as supermarket tabloids and cable networks swarmed over the case, a bizarre dynamic began to take shape. “The family is cooperating,” a Boulder city spokeswoman assured reporters early on. “They are in Boulder under protective custody. They are not under house arrest.” By New Year’s Eve, the Ramseys had hired an attorney, their own publicist and their own investigators. Soon, they drew into seclusion, shifting between friends’ homes week to week, their movements and possible motivations the subject of cover headlines in the tabloids. “Cops: Mom Confesses `It’s My Fault”‘ cried the front page of The National Enquirer, two months after the murder. Investigators began to signal their frustration. The case would take months to solve, Koby said. Five months after the murder, he would remove two detectives from the case, including the first one to arrive at the Ramsey home. Later, he would acknowledge mistakes had been made in the early going. Eventually, he would retire in disgrace. As the months dragged on, little headway appeared to be made. Handwriting samples were taken from both of JonBenet’s parents. But their thrust and parry with investigators intensified, as the two sides negotiated publicly about where detectives would be allowed to interview the couple – at their home together or at the police station, recorded on tape. Not until more than four months after the murder did they finally sit down with police for formal interviews. After that, it would be more than a year before the couple and their 9-year-old son, Burke – under the “umbrella of suspicion” along with his parents – were interviewed again. Even as it began to appear that the murderer might never be identified, prosecutors seated a grand jury to examine the case in spring 1998. As the case entered its third year, the grand jury even sought records on the books that JonBenet’s parents bought. But in late 1999, prosecutors announced that no indictments would be issued, citing a lack of evidence. A former Boulder detective went on TV, declaring that she knew who the murderer was, but that the killer would never be brought to justice. By the end of 2000 – four years after the murder – with investigators exhausted, vast amounts of time and money spent and no apparent progress made, many observers believed the case might never be solved. “JonBenet Ramsey has been dead for 1,441 days,” wrote Chuck Green, a columnist for The Denver Post. “The investigation into her murder has been dead for just as long.” That is the case that Mary Lacy inherited when she became the new district attorney for Boulder County, promising to revisit JonBenet’s death. In 2003, a federal judge in Atlanta concluded that evidence in the case was far more suggestive that an intruder had killed JonBenet than one centering on her mother, who had become the prime suspect in many minds. Lacy agreed. Patsy Ramsey died in June.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ten years later, it is a blur of morbid fascination and speculation, of gross misjudgments and disturbing suspicions, a torrent of bold type and flashing images that makes it difficult to remember the dark winter stillness in which it all started. It was 5:22 a.m., the morning after Christmas, 1996 – the moment the story of JonBenet Ramsey simultaneously ended and began. In the 15-room Tudor home at 755 15th St., Patsy Ramsey picked up the phone and dialed 911. Please help, she implored the Boulder, Colo., police dispatcher; someone had stolen her little girl. When police officers arrived at the home in the upscale Chautauqua neighborhood, not far from the University of Colorado campus, they were told they were looking for a 6-year-old with shining eyes and flowing blonde hair, a diminutive beauty queen. They studied a ransom note found inside. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“Mr. Ramsey: Listen Carefully!” it began. “At this time we have your daughter in our possession. She is safe and unharmed, and if you want to see her in 1997, you must follow our instructions …” In that moment, the case, horrific as it was, was at least fairly straightforward. By afternoon, even that dubious bit of reassurance would be lost. Nearly a decade has passed since then. But the uproar unleashed this past week by the arrest in Thailand of John Mark Karr, a 41-year-old itinerant teacher who says he killed JonBenet, makes it clear that fascination with the case, while it may have ebbed over time, has never really diminished. And it provides just one more discomforting twist to a story that continues to both repulse and intrigue in a way that few other notorious cases have ever done. “We move on (from other cases) because they get replaced. They’re almost generics. But how many involve victims of this degree of wealth? How many involve … parents of victims who call press conferences (to) keep it alive?” says Andrew Vachss, a best-selling author of crime novels that are an outgrowth of a career spent defending the rights of children. last_img

Muslims angry at pope for comments

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleSome experts said the perceived provocation by the spiritual leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics could leave even deeper scars. “The declarations from the pope are more dangerous than the cartoons, because they come from the most important Christian authority in the world – the cartoons just came from an artist,” said Diaa Rashwan, an analyst in Cairo, Egypt, who studies Islamic militancy. On Friday, Pakistan’s parliament adopted a resolution condemning Benedict for making what it called “derogatory” comments about Islam, and seeking an apology. Hours later, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican’s ambassador to express regret over the pope’s remarks Tuesday. Notably, the strongest denunciations came from Turkey – a moderate democracy seeking European Union membership – which Benedict is scheduled to visit in November as his first trip as pope to a Muslim country. Salih Kapusuz, deputy leader of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted party, said Benedict’s remarks were either “the result of pitiful ignorance” about Islam and its prophet or, worse, a deliberate distortion. ISTANBUL, Turkey – Pakistan’s legislature unanimously condemned Pope Benedict XVI. Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric demanded an apology. And in Turkey, the ruling party likened the pontiff to Hitler and Mussolini and accused him of reviving the mentality of the Crusades. Across the Islamic world Friday, Benedict’s remarks on Islam and jihad in a speech in Germany unleashed a torrent of rage that many fear could burst into violent protests like those that followed publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. By citing an obscure Medieval text that characterizes some of the teachings of Islam’s founder as “evil and inhuman,” Benedict inflamed Muslim passions and aggravated fears of a new outbreak of anti-Western protests. The last outpouring of Islamic anger at the West came in February over the prophet cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper. The drawings sparked protests – some of them deadly – in almost every Muslim nation in the world. “He has a dark mentality that comes from the darkness of the Middle Ages. He is a poor thing that has not benefited from the spirit of reform in the Christian world,” Kapusuz told Turkish state media. “It looks like an effort to revive the mentality of the Crusades. “Benedict, the author of such unfortunate and insolent remarks, is going down in history for his words,” Kapusuz added. “He is going down in history in the same category as leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini.” Even Turkey’s staunchly pro-secular opposition party demanded that the pope apologize before his visit. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi has tried to defuse anger, saying the pope did not intend to offend Muslim sensibilities and insisting that Benedict respects Islam. In Pakistan, the Vatican envoy voiced regret at “the hurt caused to Muslims.”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

Watch, download, listen – Check out episode 3 of ‘The Championship’

first_imgEPISODE Three of ‘The Championship’, our weekly Donegal club championship show, is now available to watch, listen or download!This week on ‘The Championship’, host Charlie Collins was joined by Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Editor Chris McNulty as well as Termon coach Francie Friel and Donegal-based sports journalist Frank Craig, who is currently working with the Donegal News.‘The Championship’ is brought to you in association with Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top, Letterkenny and will air each week across the various Donegal Daily and Donegal Sport Hub social media platforms and websites. ‘The Championship’ is produced by Full Tilt Studios.Watch episode three here:Listen or download episode two here: Watch, download, listen – Check out episode 3 of ‘The Championship’ was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal SFCFrancie FrielFrank Craigfull tilt studiosKelly’s CentraletterkennyThe Championshiplast_img read more

L.A. slated to get U.S. funds for charters

first_img“It’s really questionable whether we need the charter schools,” said Lauritzen, who tried unsuccessfully to impose a moratorium on charter applications. “They’re supposed to serve a purpose and we’re getting to the point they don’t serve that purpose. It might be more effective to put together half as many charter applications, but put some real quality into them.” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A $3.9 million federal grant awarded Monday to the California Charter Schools Association will pay to open 52 charter campuses statewide, about half of them in Los Angeles, officials said. The California group and six others nationwide were selected to share in the three-year, $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The money will go toward the development of independent public schools in San Diego, Fresno, Oakland and San Bernardino, but the bulk of the money will be spent in Los Angeles, said Caprice Young, president of the California Charter Schools Association. “I think what the Department of Education is seeing is that the charter school movement in California, and especially in L.A., is really taking off and doing outstanding work for students,” said Young, a former member of the Los Angeles school board. “It’s very likely that half of the 52 will open in Los Angeles and the reason is L.A. is one of the highest-need areas in the state, both demographically and in terms of the underperformance of the existing schools.” Of the 52 charter schools, 42 will be startups and 10 will be conversions – restructured from existing, underperforming schools. They’ll begin opening in 2008, officials said. Los Angeles Unified already has 106 charter schools – the most of any school district in the nation – and is expected to grow by 20 to 30 charters a year, Young said. School board member Jon Lauritzen said it’s unfair that California will get more than half of all the grant money, especially since so much of it will be spent in Los Angeles. The growing popularity of the charter movement has caused enrollment to drop in the nation’s second-largest school district, which has to compete with the independent campuses for students. last_img read more

City sues El Monte business park owner after neighbors’ gripes

first_imgEL MONTE – In an effort to end complaints between an Orchard Street business park and its neighbors, the city has filed a lawsuit against the owner who leases the industrial property. The outcome is expected to affect all the businesses there, city officials said. EL MONTE – In an effort to end complaints between an Orchard Street business park and its neighbors, the city has filed a lawsuit against the owner who leases the industrial property. The outcome is expected to affect all the businesses there, city officials said. Directed at Jackson Family Trust, the lawsuit was filed days after chemical fumes from Valet Services hospitalized nearly two dozen employees Sept. 18. Firefighters had to evacuate the building at 11312 Orchard St. and surrounding sidewalk. Neighbors’ complaints about excessive dust, fumes, traffic and noise drew the city’s attention to Valet Services, a laundry company that operates on a 24-hour schedule. It does not provide employee parking, which has exacerbated complaints, city officials said. “The city is very concerned about the impact of businesses in residential areas,” said Matt Weintraub, El Monte city spokesman. “We are committed, where feasible, to have housing and commercial mixed-use, but it must be appropriate. The current situation may not be the best use.” Neighbors expressed hope the city can eliminate Valet Services from their neighborhood. Charles Castaneda, who lives two houses away, said he has been wrangling with the city since the company moved there in 1999. “We the people are the ones that are suffering and that’s very unfair,” he said. “We live here 24-7 and they are in operation 24-7.” Moseley said the complaints and the incident in September “really is just an example where whenever industry and residents collide, there are potential problems. “The city of El Monte is committed to seeing this lawsuit through,” he said. In an increasingly complex and condensed world, “it’s important that we find the right path.” bethania.palma@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2393160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’City officials said the accident did not prompt the lawsuit, but it showed the difficulty in having certain industrial facilities and residential developments in close quarters. “A business’ right to exist and create jobs should not interfere with the quality of life of residents,” said El Monte City Attorney Clarke Moseley. “That balance is always being tested, more so now that property values are going up.” Gary Von, accountant representative for Valet Services, said the lawsuit was a surprise, but wouldn’t say any more because he said he was directed not to. Paul Gray, the attorney representing the Jackson Family Trust, would not comment because he said had not reviewed the case. Based on records and the area’s history, the city believes there should be only one light-industrial user in the area. last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgTUESDAY Automotive Career Fair for high school and college students, 10 a.m.-noon, Thousand Oaks Auto Mall, 3725 Auto Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks. Drumming Around the World, 3:30 p.m., Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St. Call (661) 259-0750. Teen game night, 7-8:30, Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Bring games. Call (805) 498-2139. 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’If These Walls Could Talk: The Story of the Pacific Palisades Chautaqua, 7:30-9 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Free. Meet at campfire center by dining hall. Call (310) 454-1395, Ext. 106 Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

Santa Anas, freezing night in the prediction

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The weather service issued the red-flag warning effective until 11 tonight in most of the county, including Santa Clarita, but excluding the Antelope Valley. “A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential,” a weather service advisory said. Santa Clarita will have sunny skies today, with highs in the lower 80s and northeast winds 20 to 25 mph. Sunday through Thursday – including Halloween on Tuesday – will be much the same, though slightly cooler. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fire and ice are in the weather warnings for northern Los Angeles County. In Santa Clarita, yet another red-flag warning has been issued, indicating severe fire danger through tonight. High winds and low humidity have firefighters on alert for brush fires. But in the Antelope Valley, the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning through this morning. The entire region can expect powerful Santa Ana winds and low humidities today. Winds were clocked at 47 mph Friday in Warm Springs, a forest community between Lake Hughes and Castaic. last_img read more

Agua Dulce Air Park allowed to expand

first_imgAfter more than two years of division between residents of Agua Dulce over the fate of their local airport, the county Board of Supervisors had the final word Tuesday when it voted 4-1 to allow the facility to expand. The board’s vote allows the Agua Dulce Air Park to expand under a decades-old permit, but it also put in place new restrictions. Some residents in the area have complained about noise and airport operations, and county officials had found the airport illegally constructed a swimming pool and undertook other unauthorized activities. But under the board’s vote, the owners will be allowed to add 18 hangars to the present 37, build a 20-room hotel and restaurant and create a 250,000-square-foot area to tie down planes. A few of the speakers said the fate of the airport has divided their community. “Please, so the community can get back to living again and having people talk to each other, please make a decision,” said resident David McCord. Several residents said the airport has been a bad neighbor. “I do not want to see that the airport is given a long-term contract to where they can expand without any form of regulations,” said Agua Dulce Town Council member Peg Spry. “It’s an airport that has no control tower, and as we can see in the past, there have been many things that have happened where there is no control.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“I felt that we were as restrictive as we possibly could be, and it’s been a very divisive issue out there with the people,” said Supervisor Don Knabe. “So we just needed to move on. It’s been going on for a long time.” Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose district includes Agua Dulce, cast the lone vote against allowing the airport to expand. He suggested a list of additional restrictions on the airport, including a limit of three helicopter flights and landings per day. But although the board approved other restrictions, including a limit on the airport of 30 days of filming per year, it did not take up Antonovich’s list of additional restrictions. The airport also has volunteered to not allow nighttime flights, and to bar jets and aircraft weighing more than 30,000 pounds from using the airport. “Supervisor Antonovich is disappointed that the board chose to reward an operator who has flagrantly and consistently violated the county’s laws and procedures,” said Antonovich aide Paul Novak. “The board’s action regrettably ignores the very real concerns of the residents of Agua Dulce.” But the board also heard from Agua Dulce residents who supported the airport. Many came on a bus to Tuesday’s meeting. last_img read more

We’re suckers

first_imgRe: “No more cops for the Valley” (Nov. 10): What suckers we are. I guess the money that the Valley paid in the new 155 percent increase in trash taxes must have paid for the mayor’s trip to the Far East. He told us that money was to hire new cops for the whole city. Isn’t that also the Valley? Check your map; maybe we are free! Free at last? Only a dream? No, no, no new cops for the Valley. Where are our trash tax refunds then, mayor? Is this what they meant when the politicians told the Valley if we didn’t secede from L.A., they would make sure we were treated fairly? We keep falling for that lie every time. More Valley taxes, but no new Valley cops. How long are we going to let them do this to us? Remember this when the next vote for splitting it up comes down for your choice. – William Conroy AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Northridge 5 percent cuts Re: “Mayor calling for cuts” (Nov. 8): Mayor Villaraigosa must be battling schizophrenia if after getting more a month for trash pickup from L.A.’s elderly he now wants a 5 percent cutback in police. Yes, L.A. is a safe haven – for gangs and illegals – not for its citizen residents. – Thomas Wierzbicki Van Nuys Right and wrong Re: “O.J. book on slayings sparks outrage” (Nov. 16): Has it truly come to this? Is a man that most consider to be the murderer of his ex-wife and another innocent victim coming out with a book on how he “would have done it”? And an interview on Fox TV. Shame on anyone who purchases his confession! Shame on Fox for producing such trash and shame on us as a society to allow this absolute mockery of our judicial system to happen. What are we teaching our children about right and wrong? – Jeff Becher Granada Hills Imposed pay level Re: “Council to widen pay law” (Nov. 16): The most important aspect of having a job with a living wage is that there is actually a job. Because of work-hour limitations in Europe, the unemployment rate is much higher than in the United States. Also, when wages are artificially increased, more qualified workers will replace people who will have a more difficult time getting a new job. Those are the consequences that the L.A. City Council is imposing on the Century Boulevard hotels (and their employees) near LAX. Compared to the imposed living wage, the reduction in business license tax is chump change. Of course, neighboring cities (El Segundo, Culver City, etc.) will be glad, and the Century Boulevard hotels can be converted to needed condominiums. – Deborah L. Viereck Sherman Oaks That greedy? Re: “Council to widen pay law” (Nov. 16): I see the hotels, and a few council members, are balking at giving the working class more money. I suppose their coffers are going to suffer the most due to the fact the working class never earns enough to live, let alone survive, and also the hotels may outsource to cheaper companies for cleaning staff. Are they really that greedy that they can’t give the workingmen and -women their fair share? Bah, humbug on all you Scrooges in the industry and to the voting members! – John C. Weaver Palmdale Job losses at stake Re: “Council to widen pay law” (Nov. 16): Just what does the L.A. City Council think they are accomplishing by setting wage standards on the LAX hotel industry? Do they think that more hotel operators will want to move onto Century Boulevard and pay higher employer costs? The fact is that even if cities did have the legal authority to set wage standards on the private sector, such ordinances cost the city jobs and tax revenues in the long run. There is nothing to prevent the hotels from outsourcing their current in-house services such as cleaning, maintenance, bell services, restaurant services, etc., to private companies based in Glendale, Burbank or other incorporated cities at lower costs, thereby creating job losses and revenue losses for the city of L.A. Today the council is setting wage standards on LAX-area hotels. Tomorrow it could be restaurants on Ventura Boulevard or body shops on Sepulveda. Where does it stop? – Gregory N. Lippe Vice-chair Valley Industry and Commerce Association Flu shots Re: “Shipping slow for flu shots” (Nov. 14): When vaccine supply is scarce, those who are left out are the fortunate. In examining the process and formula for making vaccines, we find they contain poisons such as glycerine, carbolic acid, formaldehyde, mercury derivatives, and the toxic pus of diseased animals, humans or eggs. The so-called “flu season” begins precisely at the time of year when people are overeating and consuming large amounts of processed and refined sugar and flour. Trans fats and alcohol are also immuno-depressive and disease-producing. There is no magic pill or injection that can erase the damage done by the typical American diet and the ignoring/ignorance of the rules of health. – Sandra Bell Tarzana Video-game campout Re: “Video game fans stalk systems” (Business, Nov. 16): I love video games, but there is something seriously wrong with peoples’ values if they’re camping out waiting for the privilege of spending hundreds of (I’m assuming hard-earned) dollars on a game system that will no doubt be yard-sale fodder in a couple of years. Are these people sacrificing time from their jobs and families to actually sleep in parking lots? Or is this just some crazy experiment and they wanted to see what it might be like to be one of the 20 million homeless in our country? No. They are having picnics in front of the stores. I hope these folks will re-evaluate their lives, because right now they look extremely foolish, selfish and are representative of the worst aspects of consumerism. – Howard Barr Burbank Expert witness? I was thoroughly disgusted at the Nov. 14 Local View “Video only tells half the story” by Greg Meyer. Although we expect a biased opinion in the opinion pages, we shouldn’t have to read an opinion containing an outright lie. Meyer’s very first argument, that excessive force wasn’t used, surrounds the use of a cell phone. I saw the young lady who filmed the outrageous use of force against William Cardenas, and she did not use a cell phone. She used a high-quality digital camera – she was photographing her kittens when this incident occurred. He should get his facts straight before spouting off that he is “an expert witness.” – David Dills Van Nuys Almost all women Re: “Her own fault” (Your Opinions, Nov. 15): I am incensed at the chauvinistic comment by Elizabeth Potter regarding the harassment of a female firefighter. Does she not realize that almost all women have this type of problem just trying to be women? As a female having spent 30 years in the workplace in female-type jobs, I can tell you it doesn’t matter where you work, what kind of work you do or how you try to avoid it; if you’re at all attractive, you will receive unwanted overtures from many men, and even other women. These often are of such an offensive sexual nature or frequency to definitely be harassment. It would be interesting to know why Potter (I am assuming Elizabeth is a woman) never had this problem that the rest of us have. – Jacque Lamishaw Winnetka160Want 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

LAPD told to drop judgmental terms

first_imgThe Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday for officers to stop using the term “distraction strike” to describe actions they take to subdue arrest suspects. Capt. Rick Webb of the Use of Force Review Division said the recommendation was months in the making and part of a review of a federal consent decree and the Los Angeles Police Department’s use-of-force policy. Webb said officers will now have to provide more description and details about any use of force used to make an arrest. “Instead of using this term, we want officers to articulate why they took certain actions,” Webb said. “We don’t want them to use terms like `aggressive’ or `combative behavior’ because those are conclusions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“We want them to describe the behavior that caused them to use force.” The term “distraction strike” gained attention after a video surfaced last week on YouTube.com, showing the arrest of William Cardenas last August. The video shows an officer punching Cardenas a half-dozen times in the face. Some have said the punches were “distraction strikes” – appropriate under Los Angeles Police Department policy – that were designed to get the suspect to comply with officers trying to arrest him. The case is under review, but Webb said it had nothing to do with the change in terminology. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Giant ice shelf breaks off

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see“This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North that have been in place for many thousands of years,” Vincent said. “We are crossing climate thresholds, and these may signal the onset of accelerated change ahead.” The ice shelf was one of six major shelves remaining in Canada’s Arctic. They are packed with ancient ice that is more than 3,000 years old. They float on the sea but are connected to land. Some scientists say it is the largest event of its kind in Canada in 30 years and that climate change was a major element. “It is consistent with climate change,” Vincent said, adding that the remaining ice shelves are 90 percent smaller than when they were first discovered in 1906. Laurie Weir, who monitors ice conditions for the Canadian Ice Service, was poring over satellite images in 2005 when she noticed that the shelf had split and separated. TORONTO – A giant ice shelf has snapped free from an island south of the North Pole, scientists said Thursday, citing climate change as a “major” reason for the event. The Ayles Ice Shelf – all 41 square miles of it – broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 500 miles south of the North Pole in the Canadian Arctic. Scientists discovered the event by using satellite imagery. Within one hour of breaking free, the shelf had formed as a new ice island, leaving a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake. Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who studies Arctic conditions, traveled to the newly formed ice island and couldn’t believe what he saw. Weir notified Luke Copland, head of the new global ice lab at the University of Ottawa, who initiated an effort to find out what happened. Using U.S. and Canadian satellite images, as well as seismic data – the event registered on earthquake monitors 155 miles away – Copland discovered that the ice shelf collapsed in the early afternoon of Aug. 13, 2005. Copland said the speed with which climate change has effected the ice shelves has surprised scientists. “Even 10 years ago scientists assumed that when global warming changes occur that it would happen gradually so that perhaps we expected these ice shelves just to melt away quite slowly,” he said. Derek Mueller, a polar researcher with Vincent’s team, said the ice shelves get weaker and weaker as temperatures rise. “Over the next few years this ice island could drift into populated shipping routes,” Weir said.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

From Premier League winner to Chelsea outcast – what has happened to £35m man?

first_img gameday cracker Eyebrows were raised and not just at the inflated price. Did Chelsea really need him when they had two talented players out on loan in Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah at Crystal Palace and Watford respectively?When his debut was delayed until October through injury, Drinkwater finally started for Chelsea in the League Cup against Everton.“I don’t think [the last few months] could have gone any worse,” Drinkwater told Chelsea TV after his first appearance. “I have been trying to take the positives out of it.”There was something ominous about these words and in the months that followed there was even less to be joyous about.Still not fully fit, Drinkwater declined to be part of Gareth Southgate’s squads for the international friendlies with Germany and Brazil. Drinkwater should have used the example of Jamie Vardy Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 4 Danny Drinkwater is Chelsea’s forgotten man. A case as confusing now as it was when he joined.Arriving on deadline day in September 2017, it was the second successive summer Chelsea had splashed out on a midfielder – N’Golo Kante was first. Drinkwater previously had the courage and took the risk to leave Manchester United in order to pursue first-team chances, going on loan before finally settling at the King Power, this is a gamble that looks unlikely to pay off.A Premier League winner and a solid, combative midfielder, Drinkwater should not be spending his prime years rotting on the Chelsea bench and these days a place on that seems a bonus. January can not come quick enough. no dice Danny Drinkwater is not part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans at Chelsea Drinkwater endured a frustrating start to his Chelsea career tense huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 4 Perhaps the club and Drinkwater had visions of recreating the relationship he and the energetic Frenchman shared at Leicester City and why not? It worked well enough to win them the Premier League in 2016.But it has not exactly gone quite to plan. Kante has thrived, Drinkwater has not.When deals for Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fell through and Nemanja Matic signed for Manchester United in the 2017 summer transfer window, Chelsea sought a replacement. After applying for a two-hour extension, in came Drinkwater for £35million. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury In came Jake Livermore, Eric Dier and Jack Cork. Ironically, it was Loftus-Cheek who was man of the match against the Germans and Southgate has not called upon Drinkwater since.Fast forward a year on and Drinkwater is well and truly on the sidelines. He has started just 12 matches for Chelsea, totalling 522 minutes and has not played a competitive game since a 1-0 loss to Manchester City. That was in March.This season has been even worse under Maurizio Sarri, with a 30 minute cameo in the Community Shield his only action to date. Even in secondary competitions such as the League Cup, where Sarri normally uses his fringe players, the 28-year-old has not had a look in. He didn’t even make the Europa League squad. REVEALED deals When he was announced on the bench for the recent win over Derby County there was genuine confusion among those inside Stamford Bridge.If it was not already clear as to where Drinkwater stood under the Italian, he was quickly reminded. “I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders. I told him two months ago what I think,” Sarri said.While the temptation to join one of the biggest clubs in the world may have been too great to turn down, Drinkwater only need to look at former team-mate Jamie Vardy, who rejected pastures new and remains the focal point at Leicester. Latest Premier League News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The midfielder has not played in the Premier League since March shining 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED last_img read more

‘A born Arsenal player’ – Dembele delights Gooners with goal against Spurs

first_imgDembele auditioning for Arsenal by sending Spurs out.— TM™ (@ClassyArsenaI) December 11, 2018 Ousmane Dembele already scoring for the Arsenal.— Robbie 🌷 (@robbieg_15) December 11, 2018 no dice REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Dembele scored a sensational goal Dembele not even at Arsenal yet and already destroying Spurs 🤣 https://t.co/j1PwIxgIdi— joan (@willyjflow) December 11, 2018 BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY The Frenchman picked up the ball on the half-way line, beat Kyle Walker-Peters twice, before cutting inside and slotting the ball past Hugo Lloris.In Spain, Spurs needed to match the result of Inter, who were hosting PSV and there was relief in the Camp Nou at full-time with both games finishing 1-1.Arsenal fans, though, will have still been impressed by Dembele, calling the game his ‘Gunners audition’. Latest Football News huge blow WE NEED DEMBÉLÉ, @Arsenal! HE IS THE ANSWER.— 𝐒𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐔𝐒 (@marcazette) December 11, 2018 Dembele is already looking like an Arsenal player.— Sean Wagner-McGough (@seanjwagner) December 11, 2018 REVEALED Dembele getting ready for Arsenal 🤪— Main Man Özil (@Arsenal_M10) December 11, 2018 I need Dembele at Arsenal— HG (@HassGeee) December 11, 2018 Dembele scores against spurs. A born Arsenal player 🙌🏼😂— Fully (@maddghost) December 11, 2018 Arsenal target Ousmane Dembele endeared himself to Gunners fans by scoring a sensational solo goal against Tottenham.Dembele’s seventh minute opener for Barcelona at the Nou Camp sent supporters on Twitter wild as at one stage it looked like it might send their north London rivals crashing out of the Champions League at the group stage. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Dembele totally ruined Spurs. Welcome to Arsenal.— SamW (@SamW_AFC) December 11, 2018 Arsenal need to bid 90m for Dembele asap— Babylon (@vizlahustla) December 11, 2018 Arsenal need to bid 90m for Dembele asap— Babylon (@vizlahustla) December 11, 2018 Arsenal please buy dembele now— Jamal (@Ghaffar__B) December 11, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

Callum Hudson-Odoi ‘hands in transfer request’ to force through Chelsea exit

first_img LATEST 1 REVEALED IN DEMAND RANKED LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly handed in a transfer request as he seeks a move away from Stamford Bridge.Hudson-Odoi, 18, has rejected a lucrative new deal at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Bayern Munich.The youngster is keen on pushing through a move to the German giants, who currently sit second in the Bundesliga, this month. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Bayern have had a number of bids turned down for the English youngster, the latest understood to be worth around £35million.They are expected to return with another offer in the region of £40million, and Hudson-Odoi has made it clear to Chelsea he wants to leave.Hudson-Odoi met with Chelsea officials and handed in a formal transfer request, according to BBC Sport. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Hudson-Odoi has handed in a transfer request at Chelsea Chelsea are willing to offer the starlet a huge pay packet – worth around £85,000-a-week – to stay in west London.But Hudson-Odoi, who has still never played a full Premier League match, is believed to care more about his playing time than any financial matters.He has made just 14 appearances for Chelsea’s first-team, though his game time has increased over the past month having featured in three of the Blues’ last five league matches; the youngster also started Carabao Cup and FA Cup matches in JanuaryHudson-Odoi appears set to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho, who has been a huge hit in the Bundesliga since joining Borussia Dortmund a year-and-a-half ago.Sancho left Manchester City in August 2017 for German football, and in the time since he has featured heavily for Dortmund, scored in the Champions League and is now a full England international.last_img read more

Charlton boss slapped with three-game touchline ban by FA

first_img 1 REPLY This is a first touchline ban of Lee Bowyer’s managerial career BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has been slapped with a three-game touchline ban by the FA after verbally abusing a referee.The 42-year-old was shown two quickfire yellow cards by referee Chris Kavanagh during the Addicks’ 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon last weekend.  huge blow The FA charged the former Leeds midfielder with verbally abusing a match official on Monday.Now, Bowyer’s three-game touchline ban will see him watch crucial games against Doncaster, Portsmouth and Burton from the stands.  ADVICE An FA statement said: “Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer will serve a three-match touchline ban after using abusive and/or insulting language towards the match referee in both the 46th minute and following his dismissal during the EFL fixture against AFC Wimbledon on 23 February. He has also been fined £1,750.”The Addicks are fifth in League One and travel to promotion rivals Doncaster on Saturday. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Why Spurs fans will fear their away leg in Germany

first_img Full commentary from the Champions League showdown will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage getting underway at 7pm. shining 2014/15 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Lost 2-0 to Fiorentina Peter Crouch fouls Marcelo and earns a second yellow card at the Bernabeu. 2016/17 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Lost to Gent 1-0 Tottenham players Jamie O’Hara, Steed Malbranque, Didier Zokora, and Dimitar Berbatov look dejected after losing to PSV Eindhoven on penalties. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 11 11 11 Eric Dier looks dejected as Borussia Dortmund celebrate. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Mohamed Salah helps put Tottenham out of the Europa League. 11 BEST OF 2012/13 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Drew with Lyon 1-1Round of 16 – Lost to Inter Milan 4-1Quarter-final – Drew with Basel 2-2 (lost on penalties) Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2013/14 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Lost to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-0Round of 16 – Drew with Benfica 2-2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 11 11 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Tottenham players look dejected during their 2-2 draw with Benfica on their way to another Europa League exit. 2006/07 – Europa LeagueRound of 16 – Beat Braga 3-2Quarter-final – Lost to Sevilla 2-1 Jan Vertonghen was the hero for Tottenham at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund. center_img Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson fouls Sevilla’s Brazilian star Adriano. 2007/08 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Beat Slavia Prague 2-1Round of 16 – Beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 (lost on penalties) REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham failed to find their way past Basel and lost on penalties after two 2-2 draws. 11 11 Jeremy Perbert celebrates his winner against Spurs. Heurelho Gomes loses out in a battle for the ball with Oleksandr Gladkyy. 11 11 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars And one of those victories still saw them exit the competition on penalties – back in 2008 against PSV Eindhoven.So, just how bleak does it look? Find out below. And given their recent European record in away legs of knockout matches we imagine the supporters will be watching from behind the sofa.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have just gone three Premier League matches without a win, and across the Europa League and Champions League they have only won four of their last seventeen away games since 2007. 2015/16 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Drew with Fiorentina 1-1Round of 16 – Lost to Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham REPLY RANKED REVEALED huge blow 11 2008/09 – Europa LeagueRound of 16 – Lost to Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Tottenham Hotspur face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight – live on talkSPORT – and sit on the brink of reaching the quarter-finals.A 3-0 victory against the German giants at Wembley sees them in pole position to make the next round but all Spurs fans know it’s never over until the final whistle. 2010/11 – Champions LeagueRound of 16 – Beat AC Milan 1-0Quarter-final – Lost to Real Madrid 0-4 2017/18 – Champions LeagueRound of 16 – Drew with Juventus 2-2 ADVICE Gonzalo Higuain scored twice against Spurs in Turin.last_img read more

Bale dropped from Real Madrid starting XI for Champions League clash with Ajax

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Bale was booed off in a recent defeat to Barcelona 2 Gareth Bale was on the bench for Real Madrid against Ajax 2 REVEALED ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY Real Madrid: Courois, Cavajal, Varane, Nacho, Reguilon, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Lucas Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.Ajax: Onana, Mazraoui, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico, Schone, De Jong, Van de Beek, Neres, Tadic, Ziyech. The forward had started the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash with Ajax but was benched by Santiago Solari.Here’s how both teams lined-up for that match at the Bernabeu: no dice REVEALED center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow getty His agent told talkSPORT on Tuesday that the 29-year-old was left ‘hurt’ by the ‘disgusting’ treatment he received from Real Madrid supporters.And, though Jonathan Barnett insisted Bale still ‘loves’ playing for Real, he went on to warn that the 29-year-old may be forced to leave if the jeers continue. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gareth Bale has been dropped by Real Madrid for their Champions League clash with Ajax following uncertainty over his future at the La Liga giants.The Wales international was booed at the Bernabeu on Saturday when he was substituted during the 1-0 defeat to bitter rivals Barcelona in El Clasico. BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED last_img read more

David Beckham among stars to feature in United’s 1999 treble anniversary game

first_img BEST OF RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED REVEALED 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice MONEY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade They will be joined by former Sweden midfielder Jesper Blomqvist.Sir Alex Ferguson will manage the squad and the announcement of the strikers will be made in the coming weeks.Funds raised from the match will go towards Manchester United Foundation’s work with young people across Greater Manchester. David Beckham and Paul Scholes will be part of the Manchester United squad for their treble reunion match in May.Legends from that 1998/99 treble winning team will take on Bayern Legends exactly 20 years since they won the Champions League at the Nou Camp. Nicky Butt told manutd.com: “We’re all really looking forward to coming back together again and playing this match for the foundation, which is a really good cause.“Hopefully we’ll bring back some really good memories and everyone will really enjoy it.” The defence had already been announced with Gary and Phil Neville being joined by Jaap Stam and Denis Irwin.Peter Schmeichel will once again be back in goal.‘Class of ’92’ midfielders Beckham, Nicky Butt and Scholes will appear in the match on May 26. David Beckham will play in the anniversary match Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Manchester United players after winning the Champions League in 1999 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow last_img read more

Pochettino reveals what he would do if his players suffered racist abuse

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino would take his players off the pitch if they suffered racist abuse.Spurs star Danny Rose was among the England players abused by Montenegrin fans during England’s 5-1 Euro 2020 qualifying victory this week. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Mauricio Pochettino hugs Danny Rose last season. huge blow shining 3 BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED REVEALED REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “A game you can win or you can lose. You can win the three points or lose the three points. I don’t know. But we cannot be hypocrites with that.“There is nothing more important in this life to protect the values and principles and no one can abuse. No one deserves to be abused.“When this type of situation happens, football is not important, you know. If that happens and I am conscious about that, I am the first to say, ‘Stop, we are not going to play. Come on inside. Go off.’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Football Association described the incidents in Podgorica, where Callum Hudson-Odoi and Raheem Sterling were also targeted, as “abhorrent”.Governing body UEFA subsequently opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro, including a charge of racist behaviour.Reaction has been strong from within the game, with Pochettino joining a growing list of managers who say they would stop proceedings if he witnessed abuse.“If I feel the abuse and I hear it, then out. Stop. Stop,” Pochettino confirmed. “There is nothing more important than to stop that. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “That is why all my support is to them, and to the players and all the people that maybe are going to see me and say, ‘Oh, I feel the same. I’m going to help if something happens on the street. I’m going to stop that’.“Because some people see some abuse on the street and they don’t want to be involved.”But maybe with that, you are more conscious and sensitive and you are going to be involved and try to stop. I think every single situation that can help that, which is in our hands, we need to be there.”center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “Because football is not important. The most important thing is that you cannot make someone feel and treat them like that.”Pochettino believes the attention drawn to the abuse footballers receive could help people intervene if racism occurs in everyday life.“It was so clear because it was on TV and we could see but how many people suffer abuse in everyday life in different countries, on the street, and no one knows?” Pochettino added. gameday cracker no dice 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Danny Rose was subjected to racist abuse when he was booked towards the end of the 5-1 win Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino REPLY 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL STORIESlast_img read more

How the Premier League table could change this weekend

first_img REVEALED Manchester City stars celebrate no dice But how could the table look by the end of the weekend? Using data from sportsvisualized.com, talkSPORT.com reveals the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below… 1: Manchester CityHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate 8 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Liverpool have the chance to take the summit from Manchester City on Friday night as they play Southampton – live on talkSPORT – while Chelsea and Arsenal can both gain advantages over Tottenham and Manchester City as they face West Ham and Everton respectively.Meanwhile at the other end of the table Bournemouth host Burnley, relegated Huddersfield face Leicester City, and Newcastle and Crystal Palace go head-to-head. getty 8 Raul Jimenez is leading Wolves’ Europa League push 9: Leicester CityHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 11th8: WatfordHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 10th7: WolvesHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 8th 17: BurnleyHighest possible position: 14thLowest possible position: 17th16: SouthamptonHighest possible position: 14thLowest possible position: 17th15: BrightonHighest possible position: 15thLowest possible position: 17th14: NewcastleHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 16th The Premier League fixture list may have been decimated by FA Cup semi-finals this weekend but it’s still going to be huge.There are vital games across the division involving the title race, the battle for the top four and clubs fighting off relegation fears. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY 2: LiverpoolHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd Jurgen Klopp shares a smile with Virgil van Dijk ADVICE 8center_img 8 20. HuddersfieldHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 20th19: FulhamHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 20th18: CardiffHighest possible position: 18thLowest possible position: 18th Hazard was once again instrumental as Chelsea beat Brighton but can he do the same against West Ham on Monday Neil Warnock was furious after Cardiff’s defeat to Chelsea Everton players celebrate with Gylfi Sigurdsson. Salomon Rondon has done well for Newcastle this season getty 8 8 Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LIVE ON talkSPORT huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 4: ArsenalHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 5th3: TottenhamHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 5th 8 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 8 talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… 6: Manchester UnitedHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 6th5: ChelseaHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 5th Getty Images shining BEST OF 13: Crystal PalaceHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 16th12: BournemouthHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 13th11: West HamHighest possible position: 9thLowest possible position: 11th10: EvertonHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 11thlast_img read more

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard ready to axe Ibrox flops this summer

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 Steven Gerrard wants to freshen up his Rangers squad Steven Gerrard says he is ready to axe his Rangers flops this summer.Celtic won their eighth successive top-flight title on Saturday and lead the Gers by 12 points. tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Kyle Lafferty’s Rangers days appear to be numbered Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED shining huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REPLY center_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Eros Grezda, Kyle Lafferty and Borna Barisic are set to face the chop at the end of the season, according to the Daily Record.Gerrard, whose debut managerial season will end in second place, said: “If there are players I don’t need, it’s easy to address that. I’ll show the players an honesty and respect.“If there’s someone who I don’t feel I can give happiness to, in terms of game time, then I’ll tell him. Then the decision’s out of my hands.“It’s up to the player whether he wants to hang around here or whether he wants to go and play football, which is his profession.“It’s easy for me. I’ll get them in the office one-to-one and say, ‘Look, this is the reality.’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice REVEALED 2 “My squad will be tight, small and full of people who will be playing in games and contributing to our success. If I have that conversation with someone and they decide to stay, they won’t be around my group.“If they can’t get the same money elsewhere, it’s not my problem. They should think about that when signing contracts here and asking for all kinds of money. Those conversations will happen.“I’ve had them before but there will be more between now and the end of the season.”Rangers’ Scottish Premiership title push officially ended on Saturday after Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-0 at Pittodrie, giving the Hoops a twelve-point lead with Rangers having three games left. “I’ll be respectful and tell them as early as I can. In an ideal situation, they’ll go and find the right club for them to be happy.“But I can’t have people hanging around my squad being a drain or energy-sapper within the group. BEST OF gameday cracker getty images Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ last_img read more

David Beckham hit with six-month driving ban after using phone at the wheel

first_img tense 2 no dice Valencia vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNewport vs Mansfield (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Forest Green (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Everton (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LIVE ON talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS He said: “Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap.”He added: “He (the witness) says that the defendant was operating a handheld device at knee level. At that moment a photograph was taken.“The defendant was holding the mobile phone in the upright position.” huge blow Beckham, who appeared in court wearing a dark grey suit and tie, was told by District Judge Catherine Moore that he would be disqualified as she gave him six additional points to the six he already had for previous speeding matters.The star stood in court to say his full name, date of birth and his west London address.Prosecutor Matthew Spratt said Beckham was photographed by a member of public as he drove in “slowly moving” traffic while holding a phone. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Beckham, 43, was reported for the offence by a member of the public after he was spotted using the device while driving in Great Portland Street on November 21.He had already pleaded guilty by post and received his punishment at Bromley Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon.His case was initially considered last month, through an administrative process known as a single justice procedure, which is not open to the press or public. REPLY gameday cracker Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Beckham has been banned from driving for six months David Beckham has been disqualified from driving for six months after using a mobile phone at the wheel of his Bentley.The former England captain was handed six points on his license following the incident in London’s West End. shining talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Beckham was spotted using his phone by a member of the public ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Gerrard Tyrrell, mitigating, said his client was travelling slowly and has “no recollection of the day in question or this particular incident”.He added: “There is no excuse for what took place but his view is as he cannot remember… he’s going to plead guilty and that’s what he’s done.”Beckham was also fined £750, ordered to pay £100 to prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee within seven days.last_img read more

Football fan’s sensational thread on ‘bottler’ Thierry Henry goes viral

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice 2 ADVICE tense huge blow Henry with the Premier League trophy in 2004 where Arsenal went unbeaten for the entire league campaign Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Both of these men joined the teams they were beating in finals. They both choked leads against these teams and performed terribly in the clutch. They both shameless joined Warriors/Barca to finally sniff the CL/Championship pic.twitter.com/vkJGMlLzOk— Jacques Mesrine (@Hustler_Futbol) May 20, 2019 These are the teams that both Drogba and Rooney dragged to CL finals. Ageing teamsIn 2011/12, Drogba scored 6 goals with 3 KO goals Napoli, Barcelona and Bayern.In 2010/11, Rooney scored 3 straight away CL goals in the QF, SF and final vs Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/QEBq3ZfRvo— Jacques Mesrine (@Hustler_Futbol) May 20, 2019 Thierry Henry Champions League KO goals for Arsenal entire career: 6Sadio Mane CL KO goals in just 17/18 (his first CL season): 7Mane scored in a CL final too. Henry never scored in a cup final in his career pic.twitter.com/Qd8QUA5XVv— Jacques Mesrine (@Hustler_Futbol) May 20, 2019 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The Frenchman also boasts winners’ medals from the 1998 World Cup and the European Championships in 2000.The former striker, who is probably best known for his days at Arsenal, also won a number of individual accolades including PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004.Henry is also the Gunners’ record goalscorer with a staggering 228 strikes for the club.However, all these achievements are not enough in the eyes of one football fan on Twitter, who tweeted a stunning thread exposing Henry as a ‘bottler’. Henry played in 9 cup finals, scored 0 goals. Drogba played in 10 cup finals. Scored 10 goals.Henry was notoriously terrible in big games. You can’t be “great” and not be clutch. You can’t think of any player in any sport that isn’t clutch but is great. pic.twitter.com/l3W5mstSc3— Jacques Mesrine (@Hustler_Futbol) May 20, 2019 @Hustler_Futbol Below you can see the Thierry Henry thread that has gone viral. gameday cracker GETTY Thierry Henry had an extraordinary career, making it to the top of football on numerous occasions.He won two Premier Leagues, two LaLiga titles in one of the greatest Barcelona teams ever, and a Ligue 1 crown to name but a few. 2 2004 Champions League QF. Chelsea vs Arsenal. Henry failed to score in both legs and Invincibles knocked out because Henry choked. pic.twitter.com/7e98roNot2— Jacques Mesrine (@Hustler_Futbol) May 20, 2019 THREAD: Thierry Henry – The most overrated striker in history. The bottler exposed with only facts and no opinions pic.twitter.com/UGhZGa6yY6— Jacques Mesrine (@Hustler_Futbol) May 20, 2019 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY Henry shamelessly joined Barca to piggyback off Messi and Eto’o to finally touch a CL trophy. His only goal in the 2008/09 QF, SF or Final was when Barca were up 3-0 vs Bayern in the QF. This grown man was reduced to leeching off their careers. “Can’t beat them join them” pic.twitter.com/knRlXN2shu— Jacques Mesrine (@Hustler_Futbol) May 20, 2019 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The final part of the stunning threadlast_img read more

Leicester make Harry Maguire decision after £80million Man United bid

first_img targets Sam Allardyce says Harry Maguire is similar to Virgil van DijkDespite missing Friday’s match, Maguire is expected back in training on Saturday.United have so far completed two signings this summer, bringing in Wales winger Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the full-back, from Crystal Palace.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1 FAREWELL Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 19.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen REVEALED TROPHY The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United are trying to complete a late deal for Maguire LIVE on talkSPORT Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested OFF Harry Maguire will play no part in Leicester’s friendly against Atalanta having been left out Brendan Rodgers’ squad following Manchester United bidding for him.As talkSPORT revealed on Thursday, the Red Devils have submitted an £80million take it or leave it bid for Maguire, which will be withdrawn on Monday if no response has been provided. New job Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Caglar Soyuncu is expected to replace Maguire in Rodgers’ starting XI, with the Turkey international likely to keep his place for Leicester’s Premier League opener against Wolves should Maguire be sold before Thursday’s 5pm deadline. Luton vs Middlesbrough (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTSalford City vs Stevenage (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Brentford vs Birmingham (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Nottingham Forest vs West Brom (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Liverpool (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORTBristol City vs Leeds United (Sunday, 4:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 deals Getty Images – Getty BIG PRESENTS UP TOP It was agreed he would sit out the match as he is not in the right frame of mind amid the rumours of a switch to Old Trafford in the final week of the transfer window. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions The bid is understood to still fall slightly short of Leicester’s valuation of Maguire, with The Telegraph claiming the Foxes don’t want to sell, and don’t need to sell, so have set his asking price at £90m.The same report confirms Maguire’s absence from Friday’s friendly against Atalanta at the King Power Stadium, after the centre-back held talks with manager Brendan Rodgers. latest Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week last_img read more

Antoine Greizmann’s Arsenal team on FM19 is unreal – get to know the players

first_img 11 Antoine Griezmann has created an incredible Arsenal team on Football Manager 11 The Portugal international has replaced Griezmann at Atletico 11 11 11 Bristling with young talent, the France international has built a very good Gunners team Bruno Fernandes appears to have finally got his move away from the Premier League Getty Images – Getty Perry Groves calls on Arsenal to significantly invest if they want to finish in the top four . @Arsenal 2023 pic.twitter.com/xBS5IhSm09— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) August 14, 2019 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:10Loaded: 14.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:10 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty 11 Neves has starred for Wolves since his move from Portugal in 2017 AFP or licensors But just who are the players Griezmann has picked for his Arsenal side? Given how much time has elapsed, there are a few ‘newgen’ players in the squad such as the goalkeeper – Hasan.Below, talkSPORT.com has provided mini profiles on each real member of the team. ALl of the stats are from the game and are not the latestCheck out the sensational side Griezmann has created! Sub 3: Jonathon PanzoAge: 17Nationality: EnglandFM19 Club: MonacoFM19 Estimated Cost: £6mSub 4: Ruben NevesAge: 21Nationality: PortugalFM19 Club: Wolverhampton WanderersFM19 Estimated Cost: £80m Getty Images – Getty Antoine Griezmann may well have completed his move to FC Barcelona this summer, but the World Cup winner clearly has a soft spot for Arsenal.The 28-year-old posted a screenshot of his Football Manager game onto Twitter and revealed he is currently undertaking a save as the Gunners’ gaffer. Striker: Brian BobbeyAge: 16Nationality: NetherlandsFM19 Club: AjaxFM19 Estimated Cost: £2mSub 1: Jamal BlackmanAge: 24Nationality: EnglandFM19 Club: ChelseaFM19 Estimated Cost: £3mSub 2: Alex TellesAge: 25Nationality: BrazilFM19 Club: PortoFM19 Estimated Cost: £36m Sub 5: Chris MephamAge: 20Nationality: WalesFM19 Club: AFC BournemouthFM19 Estimated Cost: £15mSub 6: Phil FodenAge: 18Nationality: EnglandFM19 Club: Manchester CityFM19 Estimated Cost: £77m Getty Images – Getty AFP OR LICENSORS Getty Images – Getty Getty Images – Getty 11 Age: 18Nationality: NetherlandsFM19 Club: AjaxFM19 Estimated Cost: £44mCentre-Back: Raphael VaraneAge: 25Nationality: FranceFM19 Club: Real MadridFM19 Estimated Cost: £76m Griezmann decided to bring Sancho back to England Telles is an attack-minded full back for Porto Centre-Attacking Midfield: Joao FelixAge: 18Nationality: PortugalFM19 Club: BenifcaFM19 Estimated Cost: £52m AFP or licensors 11 buildlineup.com Centre-Midfield: Frenkie De JongAge: 12Nationality: NetherlandsFM19 Club: AjaxFM19 Estimated Cost: £26m Foden fits into the Homegrown Player quota Left-Back: Andrew RobertsonAge: 24Nationality: ScotlandFM19 Club: LiverpoolFM19 Estimated Cost: £36mCentre-Midfield: Bruno FernandesAge: 23Nationality: PortugalFM19 Club: Sporting LisbonFM19 Estimated Cost: £48m Getty Images – Getty 11 11 The Netherlands international starred for Ajax on their run to the Champions League semi-finals The France international won the World Cup with Griezmann Time had elapsed in the game until 2023 and it is fair to say the former Atletico Madrid striker has assembled a world class squad.Packed with a host of stars, there is not a single current squad member in the team, much to the chagrin of Alexandre Lacazette.Replying to his France international colleague in the replies, Griezmann revealed that after winning the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup in 2021, he sold the striker to Huddersfield for £23.5million!Unai Emery may have splashed the cash on the likes of Kieran Tierney and Nicolas Pepe this summer, but the Spaniard will be envious of the side Griezmann has built at the Emirates. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Right-Wing: Francisco TrincaoAge: 18Nationality: PortugalFM19 Club: SC BragaFM19 Estimated Cost: £3mLeft-Wing: Jadon SanchoAge: 18Nationality: EnglandFM19 Club: Borussia DortmundFM19 Estimated Cost: £60m 11 Matthijs De Ligt is a big improvement on Shkodran Mustafi Right-Back: Alexis SaelemakersAge: 18Nationality: BelgiumFM19 Club: AnderlechtFM19 Estimated Cost: £20mCentre-Back:  Matthijs De Ligtlast_img read more

Redknapp: When Klopp watches Arsenal’s last game, one thing is likely to stand out

first_img on target targets Getty Jamie Redknapp insists Liverpool must stop Arsenal new boy Dani Ceballos this weekend.The Real Madrid loanee made his full Gunners debut in a 2-1 win over Burnley last weekend, registering assists for both goals. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta The Spaniard ran the show from midfield and is expected to start against Liverpool on Saturday, LIVE on talkSPORT.And Redknapp, who made 311 appearances for the Reds between 1991 and 2002, thinks Jurgen Klopp’s men will have to pay close attention to Ceballos.He told the Daily Mail: “What a performance from Dani Ceballos on his full Premier League debut. OFF 2 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “Arsenal must already be tempted to ask Real Madrid how much it would cost to sign their loanee on a permanent deal.“Jurgen Klopp will watch back Arsenal’s win over Burnley and note they need to stop Ceballos at Anfield next week.“That will be a great test of the 23-year-old’s ability.”Arsenal have a wretched record against Liverpool, failing to get the better of them in their last eight meetings. stalemate Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship latest rookie error Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LIVE on talkSPORT Unai Emery’s Arsenal were thrashed 5-1 by Liverpool at Anfield last season What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week “That is really our challenge, a really good test. For the supporters, for all of us, going there with six points is good.“Really our target is to reduce the distance to Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.“When we play against them it is a big challenge to show how we can be. Next week is going to be a very good match.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. deals The Gunners’ last victory over the Reds came in a 4-1 victory in April 2015.Arsenal boss Unai Emery joked he would prefer never to face Liverpool again.“For us we don’t want to play against Liverpool ever,” he said. Leeds vs Brentford (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Liverpool vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSwansea vs Birmingham (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 FAREWELL BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Getty 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Dani Ceballos looks like a real talent and showed his class in the Premier League win against Burnley Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

Cardiff confirm players subjected to ‘an unacceptable coaching environment’

first_img stalemate on target The internal investigation, which was conducted by Cardiff’s head of safeguarding and overseen by a senior board member, highlighted ‘a number of significant concerns’ at the Welsh outfit.A statement from the Championship side read: “Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that a comprehensive investigation into accusations of bullying and abuse by current and former employees has been concluded.“The investigation, commissioned under the direction of Capital Law Ltd, conducted by the club’s head of safeguarding and overseen by a senior member of its board of directors, highlighted a number of significant concerns relating to an unacceptable coaching environment over the relevant period of time. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ “This was magnified due to the lack of effective safeguarding processes being followed. Cardiff City Football Club regrets the impact this has had and any distress that may have been caused to those affected by the investigation process that has followed.“The confidential investigation report containing the club’s conclusions and recommendations, has been delivered to the club’s board of directors; the Premier League, the Football Association, Football Association of Wales and our statutory partners. We can provide reassurance that robust changes to procedures have subsequently been implemented and awareness of these issues will be reinforced for the protection of young players at Cardiff City Football Club. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti That same month, Daily Mail reported the parents of a young English footballer complained to the Premier League club about Bellamy’s behaviour towards their son, who has since left the club.Bellamy, who played for Newcastle, Liverpool, Blackburn, Manchester City, West Ham before ending his career at Cardiff, categorically denied the allegations. 2 statement appointed center_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekPartizan Belgrade vs Manchester United (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT LIVE on talkSPORT Cardiff issued a statement on the allegations of bullying Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Craig Bellamy has denied the allegations Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Cardiff City have spoken of their regret at the distress caused after an investigation into allegations of bullying against Craig Bellamy revealed ‘an unacceptable coaching environment’.In January, Bellamy stepped down from his role as Cardiff Under-18s coach pending an investigation of bullying. latest 2 rookie error update “These plans and associated safeguarding education measures have been welcomed and endorsed by the associations and bodies referenced above. An independent audit of the club’s safeguarding provision by Barnado’s in April 2019 confirmed that the club is compliant with the Premier League’s Safeguarding Standards.“The investigative report continues to form part of an employee disciplinary process and thus the club is unable to publicly provide specific details of matters relating to individuals.“Cardiff City Football Club wishes to express its sincere thanks to the players, families and academy staff that have assisted throughout the investigation. This engagement has allowed the club to address previous failings and implement processes and procedures in the most thorough way to prevent similar issues arising in the future.”last_img read more

How good Klopp’s Liverpool are compared to their greatest ever teams

first_imgLiverpool could end their 30-year wait for a top-flight title this season.The Reds came within touching distance of winning the Premier League last term when they finished on 97 points, just one less than champions Man City. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:35Loaded: 6.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen appointed Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule 3 According to Betting Directory, Liverpool are averaging 2.82 goals per game so far this season, which is better than any total since 1972, even if it’s only 11 games into the new season.The Reds are also scoring 2.27 goals per game, conceding 0.82 per game, gaining a perfect three points per game and netting 2.8 goals per game.The 1978/79 Liverpool team has a better goals conceded per game ratio of 0.38 than the current team.How Liverpool’s current side compares to their previous title-winning teams since 1972 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS update Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 3 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son With Liverpool unbeaten so far this season, a question was put to Klopp after last weekend’s dramatic 2-1 win over Aston Villa asking whether his side could copy Arsenal’s ‘Invincible’ 2003/04 campaign.And the German downplayed that possibility, insisting his players were not thinking about it.He said: “It is not possible if you play like we did until we conceded the goal. Liverpool are a force to be reckoned with under Jurgen Klopp Ian Rush had three different spells at Liverpool as a player LIVE on talkSPORT rookie error Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future AFP or licensors “It was not bad, it was actually the opposite, it was good football, but it was not the winning mentality we need.“It is probably not possible, but we don’t think about it to be honest.“We think about how we can win the next game and the next game.”So, can they maintain their form and go all the way? Sunday’s match will tell us just how realistic it really is. betting-directory.com stalemate on target Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff However, Jurgen Klopp’s men have made a blistering unbeaten start to the 2019/20 campaign by winning 10 of their 11 opening games.Liverpool could go nine points clear of second-placed Man City if they beat them at Anfield on Sunday.City will be without first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, who was forced off in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta with a muscular problem. A look at how Liverpool’s current team is faring compared to the club’s other title-winning sides Bravo, who was sent off after coming on for Ederson in Italy, is set to deputise for the Brazilian this weekend.Liverpool dominated the 1970s and 1980s era of English football, winning 11 titles in an 18-year spell.Those title-winning teams had the likes of Anfield legends Ian Callaghan, Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness and John Barnes starring for the club and were managed by all-time greats Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.Now Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and more Liverpool stars are doing all they can to win the club a first ever top-flight title in the Premier League era un Klopp. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Danny Murphy says Liverpool have ‘great chance’ to beat Man City and go nine points clear statement LATEST latest targets Getty PEP TALK last_img read more

Watch highlights of the week’s Champions League quarter final action

first_imgMissed the week’s Champions League quarter final action? Watch highlights of all four matches from Europe’s premier club competition here.Barcelona and Atletico Madrid clashed on Tuesday evening, with Luis Enrique’s side looking to pick up their form following the weekend’s Clasico defeat to Real Madrid.Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side were handed a somewhat favourable draw in the last eight of the competition, paired with Benfica.However, the same could not be said for Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, who faced each other at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening. And Wolfsburg came up against Real Madrid in the night’s other quarter final first leg. Watch full highlights here.last_img read more

Hamilton Accies boss confirms Ziggy Gordon’s summer departure

first_img“He spoke to me yesterday morning and said he’ll be off at the end of the season,” Canning told STV. “He has a couple of options he wants to explore.”He’s been fantastic for the club, he works every day like it’s his last in training. His attitude is spot on and he’s a really hungry guy. He wants to do well. “We’ll shake his hand, pat him on his back and wish him all the best. He’s been fantastic for the club and is a great person as well. “If Ziggy is able to move on to a level that’s higher than ours, and get himself onto a different pay scale then we’ll look back and say we took that kid right through.  “We’ve given him a platform and he’s done well for himself, that’s part of what we do and everyone here takes pride in that.” Meanwhile, the club have offered new deals to Louis Longridge, Jesus Garcia Tena and Danny Redmond. Lucas Tagliapietra is set to be the next player they try and tie down. Hamilton Accies boss Martin Canning has confirmed Ziggy Gordon will leave the club in the summer when his contract comes to an end. The defender, who has been on the books at New Douglas Park since the age of 10, has made over 100 appearances for the senior team. 23-year-old Gordon, who made his debut in February 2011 in a 2-0 defeat to St Johnstone, is now looking to pursue his options elsewhere.His manager admits he will be a loss going into next season but the club will are proud of have helped him progress to this stage.last_img read more

Albion Rovers earn Hoops tie after win over Queen of the South

first_imgRovers played at Hamilton’s New Douglas Park when they defeated Premiership Motherwell 1-0 in November 2013. The Scottish champions last faced Rovers in 1976 but haven’t played the Hoops in the Scottish Cup since a 5-0 loss in 1972. Albion Rovers earned a Scottish Cup fourth round tie with Celtic after beating Queen of the South 2-1. Mick Dunlop put the Coatbridge side ahead before Jamie Hamill netted an equaliser for the Scottish Championship outfit. Ryan Wallace was sent off for Darren Young’s men but that didn’t stop them finding a winner through Calum Ferguson. The tie, due to be played on January 21 or 22, could now be moved from Cliftonhill to another ground. last_img read more

Ross County and Dundee settle for point apiece in stalemate

first_imgA few minutes later the hosts had their first real glimpse of goal when Tom Hateley’s corner was left by Curran for Craig Wighton, whose low shot was saved by visiting keeper Scott Fox.Shortly after, Dundee full-back Cammy Kerr released Wighton down the right and his cross into the middle was just too high for the onrushing Kevin Holt.As half-time approached, Wighton drove into the County penalty area and cut the ball back, only for Marcus Haber to fail to arrive in time to make the most of the opening.County began the second half in positive fashion and had the ball in the net in the 48th minute. Gardyne’s cross was met by Liam Boyce, whose header couldn’t be kept out by Bain – but the Staggies striker was penalised by referee Euan Anderson for a push on Dundee captain Darren O’Dea. Dundee were also attacking at every opportunity. In the 55th minute Wighton tried his luck with a dipping long-range shot which just went past the post, before County had a glorious chance to make the breakthrough in the 74th minute.Substitute Alex Schalk set up Boyce, who then put Routis right through – but the French midfielder dragged his shot wide.A minute later, Marcus Haber found himself clean through from Gomis’ punt forward but the Canadian striker lashed wide of the target from 10 yards.The best chance in the closing stages came with 11 minutes remaining, when Schalk’s header from substitute Jonathan Frank’s cross was turned round the post by Bain. Paul Hartley’s visitors ran out convincing 3-1 winners over the Staggies on the opening day of the campaign in early August but second time around they were forced to settle for a draw against Jim McIntyre’s visitors, who enjoyed the better of the chances on Tayside.Dundee handed 20-year-old Australian midfielder Jesse Curran his first start in midfield, while Kevin Gomis returned at the heart of the their defence after his wife had given birth back in France recently.County remained unchanged from their 2-2 draw with Hearts in Dingwall and the Staggies – who went into this match on a four-match unbeaten run – had a clear opportunity to take lead inside three minutes.Christopher Routis’ corner picked out captain Andrew Davies, who was all alone – but his shot from 12 yards went straight into the arms of home goalkeeper Scott Bain.last_img read more

Rangers fined by UEFA over crowd behaviour at Euro tie

first_imgA strict liability system is operated, with UEFA’s diciplinary article 16 stating: “All associations and clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives even if they can prove the absence of any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match.” Rangers have been fined 7000 euros (£6213) by UEFA after objects were thrown on to the pitch during their Europa League qualifier against Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox.The governing body charged the club days after Pedro Caixinha’s side defeated the team from Luxembourg 1-0 in the first leg of the tie. Progres won the return leg 2-0 to knock Rangers out at the first stage of qualifying.UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body heard the case on July 7 and found the club in breach of their regulations. last_img read more

Levein: We still need to fix Hearts’ style of play

first_imgCraig Levein has said that he still has plenty of work to do to improve Hearts after they drew 1-1 at Partick Thistle.Ross Callachan’s equaliser earned his side a point and kept Hearts’ unbeaten run since Levein returned to the manager’s role.The former Scotland boss said that he already saw plenty of progress since he took charge but there was room for improvement and he still had to impose a playing style.“We’re not at the stage yet where I can feel completely comfortable about the way we’re playing,” he said. “I am much, much happier with the way we’re working and the effort the players are putting in and the fitness figures.“The first thing was to fix the effort and application, and we’re getting that but now we have to fix our style of play.“We can do better than what we’ve done.”Levein had no complaints about the result at Firhill, saying: “I thought it was a tough match, I don’t think any team had domination for any length of time, it seemed to swing back and forth throughout the 90 minutes. “I was pleased that we showed good resilience and I was hoping that resilience would extend to a goal at the end and get all three points, but all credit to Partick.”last_img read more

Murty ‘to consider options’ after leaving Rangers role

first_imgThe Ibrox side have a home match against Kilmarnock on Saturday followed by away games at Aberdeen and Hibernian with plenty still to play for in the league.Rangers currently sit in third place, three points behind Aberdeen and level with Hibs but holding a superior goal difference to both.A slip to fourth place would put European football in jeopardy with a Europa League slot only confirmed if Motherwell failed to beat Celtic in the Scottish Cup final.The difference in prize money between second and fourth place finishes is around £500,000. Murty left the club on Tuesday following the 5-0 defeat to Celtic, after having been asked to serve as interim manager since October when the club sacked Pedro Caixinha.An announcement on a permanent manager has yet to be made, with Rangers having held advanced talks with Steven Gerrard about taking over at the club. Rangers have confirmed Graeme Murty has been sacked as first team boss but say he may return to his former role with the club’s academy.Murty left his role as interim manager of the first team on Tuesday morning with three games of the Premiership season left to play.Rangers thanked Murty for stepping up from his academy job to replace Pedro Caixinha and working in “difficult and challenging” circumstances and said he was considering whether to return to his previous role.The club have announced Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge of the first team for the remaining matches.last_img read more

Scott Brown warns of ‘phenomenal’ Celtic squad

first_img“We’ve had a great pre-season, we need to make sure we kick on now in the Champions League qualifiers and in the league.“The squad is probably about as fit and strong as it’s been in a long time.“Lewis [Morgan] has came in and he’s had a wee niggle but he’s looked strong aswell, so it will be good to see him in full flow.As well as the signature of Edouard, Celtic have also made significant investment elsewhere.The Scottish champions have spent a significant sum on a new playing surface and Brown believes they will reap the rewards from the improved pitch.He said: “The main thing for us this season is the pitch.“The pitch is going to be in good condition all the way through the season.“Last year it was a bit damp and wet , it was slow playing it stopped our style of play a wee bit.“Here’s hoping we can go through the whole season with no excuses, we’ve got a great pitch, a great manager and a fantastic group of lads.Last season, Celtic made the Champions League group stage, and won every domestic trophy, but Brown is refusing to set targets and said they’ll just take it on a game to game basis.He said “The aim this season is to take every game as it comes.“We need to make sure we go as far as we can in the qualifiers and try and get Champions League football.“Then on Saturday start the league campaign with a victory and a good performance. Scott Brown said the Celtic squad is ‘phenomenal’ right now and warned that they’re the strongest they’ve been in a long time.The Parkhead club scooped all three domestic honours last term to complete a historic double treble, but Brown said they’re in even better shape now ahead of the Premiership campaign.Whilst the club have made only one summer signing with Odsonne Edouard joining on a permanent deal, the Celtic captain reckons that there is more than enough quality already within their ranks.He said: “The squad is phenomenal just now to be perfectly honest. “I think fitness levels it’s right up there.“Quality wise it’s got to be up there as well.“We’ve got Ryan Christie, we’ve got Scott Allan that’s came back, we have Michael Johnson coming through, and Calvin Miller who’s pushing on as well.“I’m sure everyone will get the chance with the games we have coming up.last_img read more

Football Talk: Gerrard’s racism fear, ‘Tuxedo’ Tom Rogic

first_imgLater in the day, Celtic host RB Leipzig as the Hoops look to get their European campaign back on track.Tom Rogic will likely prove pivotal if the Scottish champions are to prevail and Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on the Aussie international in the build-up.The Celtic boss reckons playmaker Rogic glides across the pitch that smoothly he could take to the field in a tuxedo. Steven Gerrard’s teamtalk in Moscow will include more than just a warning about Spartak’s threat on the pitch.Last year, the Rangers boss was in charge of Liverpool’s Under 19s when Nigerian-born attacker Bobby Adekanye was subjected to racial chants from supporters in a UEFA Youth League tie at Spartak’s Academy stadium.The club were found guilty by UEFA and forced to close part of their stadium.With that experience behind him, Gerrard says he’ll warn his Light Blues squad before Thursday’s Europa League encounter to be prepared for what may come their way.last_img read more

Man arrested after four year investigation of sexual misconduct with Washington County girl

first_imgThe alleged incident took place on or about November 29th in the year 2009, in Washington County.During the investigation, it was learned that David M. Walsh, met a 14 year old juvenile on the internet and gained her confidence.He was able to arrange a meeting with the juvenile and acting under the alias name of David M. Walls, went to an address on North Franklin School Road in Washington County to meet her.Once at the address, he allegedly had sex with the juvenile female whom he knew to be 14 years of age. David M. Walsh was 46 years of age at the time of the encounter.Because of the alias and fake addresses, Trooper Caudill was never able to identify David M. Walsh as being the predator. As the investigation continued, Trooper Caudill collected numerous mailed items and communications as David M. Walsh continued to contact the juvenile.In October of 2013, Trooper Caudill got the break he needed and was able to identify the alias, David M. Walls as David M. Walsh, from Massachusetts.Earlier this month, Trooper Caudill received information that David M. Walsh would be in the state of Indiana on Friday, to meet with the former juvenile, whom is now 18 years old, and her family.Trooper Caudill found out the date, time and location of the meeting and with the assistance of Detective Rachel Eickholtz of the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, was able to locate David M. Walsh in the Borden, IN area earlier today.After Trooper Caudill and Detective Eickholtz spoke to David M. Walsh, 50 years old, from Deven, Massachusetts, they placed him under arrest on the charges of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, B Felony; Child Solicitation, B Felony and Inappropriate Communication with a Minor, D Felony.He was incarcerated at the Washington County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.Trooper Caudill believes David M. Walsh, was using the alias David M. Walls, in his effort to go undetected by police and believe there could be additional victims.Anyone who knows or has come in contact with the arrested in person, or by the internet, is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at 812-246-5424 and speak with Trooper Caudill or Detective Eickholtz. A 50-year-old man from Massachusetts is in the Washington County jail after a four-year investigation involving sexual misconduct of a then-14-year-old Washington County girl.Back on January 31st of 2010, Trooper Rob Caudill from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, started an investigation on a report of sexual misconduct with a minor.last_img read more

Washington County Inmate Roster – 4-10-17

first_imgJOHN BORTKA, 44, SALEM HABITUAL TRAFFIC VIOLATORCLARK CO. WARRANTDANNIE WINGLER, 39, CAMPBELLSBURG VIOLATION OF PROBATIONDESTINY RECKARD, 29, BORDEN WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEARJACOB CHARLEY, 26, SALEM REVOCATION OF BONDJASON POWERS, 34, SALEM WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. ROBERT VOLPERT, 20, LOUISVILLE MADISON EVE, 20, CHARLESTOWN OWIOWI ENDANGERING A PERSONPOSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIANINA FARNSWORTH, 34, SALEM DOMESTIC BATTERYDISORDERLY CONDUCTJOSHUA HANKINS, 33, SALEM POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE,POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA,DOMESTIC BATTERYKRISTOPHER HOPPER, 26, SALEM WARRANT: VIOLATION OF PRE TRIAL DIVERSIONDAVID LAKINS, 33, SEYMOUR THEFTRUSSELL VICKERS, 34, SALEM THEFTHEATHER METHENY, 39, SALEM CHRISTOPHER BIERLY, 31, FLOYD KNOBS WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEARAARON LEWIS, 28, SALEM CLANCY MANESS, 25, SALEM WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEAR,WRIT OF ATTACHMENTSALEM POLICE DEPT. WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEARJAMIE CHILDERS, 22, SALEM POSSESSION OF A LEGEND DRUG X2MISTY MATLOCK, 34, CAMPBELLSBURG RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT,NEGLECT OF A DEPENDANT X3,INTIMIDATION POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE,POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA,VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE INDIANA STATE POLICE OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH LICENSESUSPENDED OR REVOKED POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE,POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA,POSSESSION OF A SYRINGEOPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE NEVER LICENSED,MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCElast_img read more

Scott County Inmate Roster – 7.23.17

first_imgView Profile >>> Charges:IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) View Profile >>> Booking Date:07-22-2017 – 11:22 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000962 Charges:IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000961 Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Release Date:07-22-2017 – 11:20 am Charges:IC 35-43-2-2(B)MA ~ CRIMINAL TRESPASS Release Date:07-22-2017 – 11:33 am BAKER, MELEANA Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000958center_img Charges:WRIT ~ WRIT OF ATTACHMENT BAKER, MELEANA MONTGOMERY, TERRY View Profile >>> Booking Date:07-22-2017 – 10:17 am Booking Date:07-21-2017 – 4:07 pm Release Date:07-22-2017 – 11:20 am DEAN, MATTHEW Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000961 Booking Date:07-22-2017 – 10:17 am Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.last_img read more

Indy Man Lifelined After off-road accident in Brown County

first_imgIndiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred this afternoon in the town of Nineveh, located in northern Brown County.This afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the 8700 block of Nineveh Road in reference to an accident involving an ORV.Witnesses to the accident stated they observed the ORV traveling down the roadway,  before losing control, veering off the road and striking a barn structure.The operator, Christopher Oder, 38, of Indianapolis was Lifelined to IU Health Methodist in Indianapolis with head trauma.  He is currently listed in critical, but stable condition.  He was not wearing protective equipment at the time of the incident.  Alcohol is believed to have played a factor. The incident continues to be under investigation by the Indiana Conservation Officers.last_img read more

WSLM Listening Area in Path of 2024 Eclipse

first_imgFirst contact between the moon’s shadow and the sun is calculated to begin at 1:49p and totality is expected to occur at 4:22p. Salem will experience only 2 minutes and 3.7 seconds of total darkness, beginning at 1:48p and totality occurring at 4:22p. Those in Fredericksburg and New Pekin will have to watch closely. Fredericksburg will only get 59 seconds and New Pekin will get just over 30 seconds of total darkness. Those areas to the south like Palmyra, Corydon, Clarksville, Jeffersonville and New Albany will only get to see 99 percent of the eclipse – with a sliver of sunlight showing. Those in Louisville will experience a little more than they did this week – getting 98 percent coverage, compared to 94 percent coverage this week. Here is a list of the other cities and towns in the area and their duration and start times (in universal time) Bedford – 3 minutes 43.6 secondsC1: 17:48:42.2 UTC2: 19:04:40.5 UTC3: 19:08:24.1 UTC4: 20:22:16 UTMitchell – 3 minutes 28.8 secondsC1: 17:48:31.5 UTC2: 19:04:40.5 UTC3: 19:08:09.3 UTC4: 20:22:11.8 UTJasper – 3 minutes and 15.4 secondsC1: 17:47:20.7 UTC2: 19:03:46 UTC3: 19:07:01.4 UTC4: 20:21:26.3 UTMedora – 3 minutes and 14.8 secondsC1: 17:49:07.6 UTC2: 19:05:20.6 UTC3: 19:08:35.4 UTC4: 20:22:38 UTBrownstown – 3 minutes 12.9 secondsC1: 17:49:22.7 UTC2: 19:05:35 UTC3: 19:08:47.9 UTC4: 20:22:48.3 UTVallonia – 3 minutes 11.4 secondsC1: 17:49:16.7 UTC2: 19:05:30.6 UTC3: 19:08:42 UTC4: 20:22:44.6 UT French Lick – 3 minutes 12 secondsC1: 17:48:03.1 UTC2: 19:04:25.5 UTC3: 19:07:37.5 UTC4: 20:21:55.3 UTSeymour – 3 minutes 9.8 secondsC1: 17:49:46.1 UTC2: 19:05:57.3 UTC3: 19:09:07.1 UTC4: 20:23:04.2 UTPaoli – 2 minutes 54.3 secondsC1: 17:48:18.2 UTC2: 19:04:49 UTC3: 19:07:43.2 UTC4: 20:22:07.4 UTCampbellsburg – 2 minutes 50.5 secondsC1: 17:48:45 UTC2: 19:05:14.6 UTC3: 19:08:05.2 UTC4: 20:22:25.7 UTPlattsburg – 2 minutes 43.9 secondsC1: 17:49:07 UTC2: 19:05:37.7 UTC3: 19:08:21.6 UTC4: 20:22:41 UTLivonia – 2 minutes 25.7 secondsC1: 17:48:34.5 UTC2: 19:05:19.2 UTC3: 19:07:44.9 UTC4: 20:22:20.8 UTLittle York – 2 minutes and 4 secondsC1: 17:49:21.6 UTC2: 19:06:12.4 UTC3: 19:08:16.4 UTC4: 20:22:53.6 UTSALEM – 2 minutes 3.7 secondsC1: 17:48:56.1 UTC2: 19:05:50.1 UT C3: 19:07:53.8 UT C4: 20:22:36.6 UT English – 1 minute 40.9 secondsC1: 17:47:59.1 UTC2: 19:05:12 UTC3: 19:06:52.9 UTC4: 20:21:59.4 UTSouth Boston – 1 minute 21.5 secondsC1: 17:49:05 UTC2: 19:06:20.3 UTC3: 19:07:41.8 UTC4: 20:22:44.4 UTLeota – 1 minute 19.3 secondsC1: 17:49:23 UTC2: 19:06:37.2 UTC3: 19:07:56.5 UTC4: 20:22:56.4 UTMilltown – 1 minute 15.4 secondsC1: 17:48:14.2 UTC2: 19:05:38.7 UTC3: 19:06:54.1 UTC4: 20:22:10.5 UTSOUTHERN MOST TOTAL ECLIPSE VIEWINGFREDERICKSBURG – 59.8 secondsC1: 17:48:33.4 UTC2: 19:06:03.7 UTC3: 19:07:03.5 UTC4: 20:22:23.8 UTPEKIN – 35.1 secondsC1: 17:48:55.1 UTC2: 19:06:35.4 UTC3: 19:07:10.5 UTC4: 20:22:38.7 UTOUTSIDE OF THE TOTAL ECLIPSE AREAMilltown – only 99 percent magnitudePalmyra – only 99 percent magnitudeBorden – only 99 percent magnitudeUnderwood – only 99 percent magnitudeLouisville – 98 percent In case you didn’t see the total eclipse in most of the WSLM Listening area earlier this week, you’ll have a good chance in seven years. On April 8, 2024, the moon will cross in front of the sun in the Kentuckiana area and give Hoosiers a taste of a total eclipse. Bloomington is right along the sweet spot and will experience more darkness than most everyone else around with 4 minutes 2.5 seconds of “Totality.”last_img read more

Purdue Women’s Basketball Rebounds with 79-67 Win at Hawaii

first_imgPurdue head coach Sharon Versyp cleared her bench in the second half, working through a variety of lineups and personnel groups, but led comfortably the whole way. Hawaii did everything they could to erase the deficit, hitting on 7-of-13 from the 3-point line and draining 64 percent in the fourth quarter, but Purdue’s margin proved too large to cover.Four Boilermaker scored in double figures, led by sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris who hit on 9-of-11 for 18 points. Fellow sophomore Lamina Cooper stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, hitting 6-of-9 from the floor and not committing a turnover in 27 minutes. Sophomore Dominique Oden hit on four 3’s to score 14 points, and freshman Karissa McLaughlin chipped in 12 points and five assists, hitting a pair of triples.The Boilermakers wrap up tournament play tomorrow, facing Marist University at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers shot just shy of 60 percent from the fieldHONOLULU, Hawaii – The Purdue women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday with a 79-67 victory over Rainbow Wahine Challenge host Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Boilermakers cashed in 59.6 percent from the field in the win, including 60 percent from the 3-point arc as they improved to 4-2 on the season.The Boilermakers did all their work in the first half, racing out to a 24-10 lead after the first and a 43-19 halftime edge. It felt at times as if they couldn’t miss, draining shots in bunches and using stout rebounding and converting turnovers to make big runs. Purdue turned 10 Hawaii first-half turnovers into 16 points, and drained 7-of-11 from distance, while holding the Rainbow Wahine to just eight first-half rebounds and 35 percent shooting.last_img read more

Workers Return To Bedford GM Plant

first_imgThe longest General Motors strike in history is over and workers in Bedford returned to work over the weekend.United Auto Workers union voted in favor of a four-year labor deal to end the walkout.The United Auto Workers Union released a statement announcing UAW General Motors members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement Friday. The rank-and-file members voted 57 percent in favor of the deal, according to the union. Locally, the 703 members of UAW Local 440 voted 60 percent to 40 percent not to approve the terms of the agreement, according to union president Kevin Hutchinson.The vote ends a painful work stoppage that has lasted six weeks, costing GM nearly $2 billion in lost production and employees nearly $1 billion in lost wages.The strike by nearly 50,000 hourly GM workers started Sept. 16.It is the largest against a US business since the last GM strike 12 years ago. But that strike was over in less than three days. This strike is the longest auto industry work stoppage in more than 20 years and the longest nationwide auto strike in 50 years.The final deal would give striking workers four small wins and one major loss.Workers are guaranteed a 3 percent pay raise and a 4 percent lump-sum increase in alternating years. Employees got the same result the last time they negotiated a contract in 2015, without going on strike.GM agreed to lift the $12,000 cap on profit-sharing, so there’s no limit to the cut workers can get from GM’s profits.Right now, they each get $1,000 for every $1 billion the company earns.  The Detroit-Hamtramck factory was one of four slated for closure before the strike, it will now stay open, and GM will build electric trucks and vans there.That’s a $3 billion investment in 2,225 jobs.The company will also invest $1 billion in two other factories — one in Tennessee and another in Michigan — to build mid-size SUVs.There is now a process for temporary workers to become permanent employees after three years on the job and for newer hires to earn the full pay rate in four years instead of eight.That top wage rate was increased from about $30 to $32 per hour.The cost of workers’ health care plans, among the lowest in the nation, was left untouched.The company had announced plans to increase premiums but backed down during the strike.Permanent workers will also get an $11,000 signing bonus and temporary workers will get $4,500, basically covering the wages they lost during the strikeUnion negotiators were unable to get GM to move car production from Mexico to the Lordstown, Ohio plant, which once produced the Chevy Cruze, which was perhaps the most sensitive issue on the table.It was terrible news for the 1,400 workers who have since been laid off – several hundred of them have accepted transfers to other factories.GM officials have promised to open an electric car battery factory near the Lordstown plant. That’s not what the union wanted, though, because it would only employ a few hundred people at lower wages.last_img read more

Class 2A District 1 All District Team

first_imgSheldonCole McDonaldD-LB11Central Lyon/George-Little Rock – 12 BHRVDylan MillerD-LB12 CL/GLRJackson JagerD-DL12Carter Krull CL/GLRCole HoogendoornD-DB12MVP Offense & 1st Team Candidate CL/GLRKalen MeyerD-LB11 Sioux CenterMatthew BomgaarsD-DB11Central Lyon/George-Little Rock – 12 MOC-FVDalton JacobsmaD-LB12 SheldonBrian BernalD-LB11Jarrett Meyer BHRVChris Van Der BrinkD-DL12 OkobojiJaden HellD-DB11MVP Defense & 1st Team Candidate Sioux CenterEthan HooyerO-OL10 CLASS 2A DISTRICT 1 All-District 1st Team The Class 2A District 1 All District Team is out.Central Lyon/George-Little Rock had the most players on the All District team with ten. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley put nine players on the team.Sheldon Orabs on the team include Brian Bernal and Cole McDonald on the the defensive side, and Kaleb Ackerman Tyrel Lindemann, Evan Jungers, and TK Lang were on the offensive team.Offensive MVP honors went to Kole Telford of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock. Defensive MVP went to Sioux Center’s Chayce Hooyer.The Most Valuable Lineman went to CL/GLR’s Jarrett Meyer, and Special Teams MVP went to the Lions’ Carter Krull SheldonEvan JungersO-OL11 BHRVGavin DykstraD-LB12 Defensive OkobojiTyler AdamsD-DB12 Chayce Hooyer Offensive CL/GLRDylan WinkelO-OL11 Sioux CenterIsaac HooyerO-OL10 BHRVBrandon RoemelingO-OL12 CL/GLRJerry StrattonD-DL12Central Lyon/George-Little Rock – 12 BHRVCade Van ZeeO-OL12 CL/GLRAddison MetzgerD-LB12Sioux Center – 12 CL/GLRColby PostmaO-QB12 MOC-FVBreckin BomgaarsD-DL12Ass’t. Coach of the Year Keith Van Beek SCHOOLNAMEPOSITIONGRADE BHRVCody MoserD-DB12Kole Telford Sioux CenterEli HibmaO-WR11 SheldonKaleb AckermanO-QB11 BHRVAlex GodfredsenO-WR11 SCHOOLNAMEPOSITIONGRADE CL/GLRCarson PopkesO-OL12 OkobojiCain HansonD-LB12 MOC-FVMichael RudenD-DB12 Sioux CenterSam VonkO-RB12 CL/GLRBryce Vande WeerdO-OL12 BHRVJosh HeitritterO-WR12 MOC-FVChadon De HaanD-DB12 CL/GLRJosh RiibeO-OL11 Sioux CenterJack VogelD-LB12MVP Lineman & 1st Team Candidate BHRVKody NobleO-RB11 OkobojiDawson GoeckeD-LB11MVP Special Team & 1st Team Candidate Sioux CenterAdam MohningD-DL12 SheldonTyrel LindemannO-WR11 SheldonTK LangO-OL12last_img read more

Man in critical condition after fall in pub

first_imgA man is in a critical condition in hospital after he fell in a licensed premises.The incident happened in a bar in Letterkenny when the man fell down some stairs on Wednesday evening.The man, who is understood to be in his 20s, was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital. He has since been transferred to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital for more specialist treatment.Man in critical condition after fall in pub was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:fallletterkennypublast_img read more

‘Back of Errigal’ road closed due to lorry fire

first_imgA lorry is on fire on the back of Errigal Road and the road is currently closed.Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the road.The road is closed until further notice.  ‘Back of Errigal’ road closed due to lorry fire was last modified: February 20th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Missing Mary Boyle’s mum reveals she received hate mail over daughter’s disappearance

first_imgThe mother of missing Mary Boyle has revealed how she has received hate mail and even a bogus Christmas card from some pretending to be the missing girl.Ann Boyle told RTE’s Prime Time how recent months and years have been hell for her and her family.Mary, who was aged just 6, vanished from her grandparents home in Cashelard, Co Donegal in March 1977. Ann Boyle described her horror after receiving anonymous hate mail to her home.“One was a Christmas card and the other was a letter, and the stuff that was in it was shocking. That threatened my life, and frightened the life out of me. One of them started off like it was from Mary. I mean, my God. That made me ill.”Her granddaughter Mary Duffy, named after her missing aunt, said the hateful mail was very distressing for her grandmother.“It’s horrible and Nannie’s afraid to be in her own home and no one should be left like that, it’s horrible,” she told Prime Time. Ann believes her daughter Mary did make it to a nearby road on the day she vanished.Mary had followed her uncle Gerry Gallagher when he was delivering a ladder back to a neighbours house which was 400 yards away on a hillside.The last reported sighting of Mary was by her uncle that afternoon as she turned back towards her grandparents home just over halfway on the journey to the neighbour’s house.Gerry continued on to the neighbour’s home and returned the ladder.“I’ve begged to know for 40 years what happened to Mary. I don’t want an inquest that Mary is dead. I want to believe that Mary is still alive somewhere. I have to live that way,” said Ann.Marking the 40 year anniversary of her disappearance, gardai have released images of clothing similar to that worn by Mary Boyle on the day she went missing.Mary was wearing a lilac coloured cardigan and black wellington boots.Her twin sister Ann wore identical clothes that day, and those images were shown on RTE Prime Time. Chief Superintendent Walter O’Sullivan of the Serious Crime Review Team said a full review of the case was currently being undertaken which sought to identify every person who was in Cashelard on the day that Mary disappeared.“Although a rural area, there would have been a number of people in the area, living there, farming, visiting, driving through.“When a child goes missing it goes right into the heart of a community, it struggles to understand why this has been visited on their community.“The community has provided information confidentially, anonymously and through making statements. I believe there is further information to be obtained and I am appealing for people to come forward.” Gardai are asking anyone with information on Mary’s disappearance to contact the Incident Room in Ballyshannon at 071 9858530 or the Garda Serious Crime Review Team on 01 6663444.Missing Mary Boyle’s mum reveals she received hate mail over daughter’s disappearance was last modified: March 15th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:MARY BOYLEmissingRTE Prime Timelast_img read more

The Hatter Express is brewing up a storm for Donegal coffee lovers!

first_imgThe Hatter Express is a new venture from the well-known The Hatter team which sees a new concept for the Twin Towns of Ballybofey.The Express is a ‘Grab n Go’ outlet where you can pick up the best coffee around which is tied to the Hatter brand very strongly now. Along with great coffee, freshly made each morning selection of sandwiches, great range of cakes and bakes.Also available is a range of Irish made Innocent drinks, protein bars including Fulfil and the new Bounce bars. With a selection of delicious Froyo available and some Gluten-free goodies, there is something for everyone. The new venture was opened to add to the already successful Hatter Tea Room in Stranorlar as well as the very busy and first in Donegal, the Hatter Barista College, where the trainers show people how to make great and consistently high standard of coffee.So now you can get great coffee in two locations in the Twin Towns, you can even pre-order your drinks and pay for them before you arrive using the excellent Bamboo app which has been going down a storm since it was launched a month ago.Ask the team about this and also our range of specialty coffee available to buy in store, also launching soon is a new subscription service where a bag of our selected coffee gets delivered to your door every month for you to enjoy at home. Contact the venues by calling:The Hatter Tea Room on 0749175383The Hatter Express on 0749132723or email us on thehattertearoom@gmail.comThe Hatter Express is brewing up a storm for Donegal coffee lovers! was last modified: March 29th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:donegalHatter Tea RoomThe Hatter Expresstwin townslast_img read more

Ryan McHugh to miss ‘three to four weeks’ with ankle injury

first_imgRyan McHugh is set to be out of action for around a month after suffering a tear of an ankle tendon on Sunday.By Chris McNulty, Donegal Sport HubMcHugh had to come off ten minutes from the end of Donegal’s Allianz League clash with Monaghan at Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon after going over awkwardly. Donegal team doctor Kevin Moran put his foot into a protective boot immediately and the player had treatment at University Ulster, Jordanstown – where he attends college – on Monday.The Kilcar man had a subsequent scan at the Affidea clinic in Letterkenny that has showed a tear of an ankle tendon.The 2016 GAA Young Player of the Year, who was walking with the aid of a crutch as he attended last night’s Ulster U21 semi-final between Donegal and Cavan – which was postponed late in the evening – has been told that he will be absent for ‘three to four weeks’.McHugh will miss Donegal’s Allianz League game against Mayo this Sunday and will also sit out Sunday-week’s League final, should Donegal qualify. However, he should make a return to action for Kilcar’s opening game in the 2017 Donegal SFC against Gaoth Dobhair in early May and will be well on track to line out for Donegal against Antrim on May 21 in the Ulster SFC quarter-final.Ryan McHugh to miss ‘three to four weeks’ with ankle injury was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Allianz LeagueAntrimdonegalkilcarMayoMonaghanRory GallagherRyan McHughlast_img read more

Donegal broadcaster nominated for Best Documentary Award at International Festival

first_imgDonegal musician and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta broadcaster Dónall Mac Ruairí will be heading to the Isle of Man for the Celtic Media Awards this week where he is nominated for Best Radio Documentary for a programme from the series Sin an Saol broadcast last summer.The series Sin an Saol featured participants from the ages of 80 to 99 who shared their life experiences with Dónall, touching on many subjects including youth, death, love, contentment, work, emigration, technology, loneliness and more.Fanny Nic Aoidh from An Bun Beag in Donegal, participant in the series Sin an Saol on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.The particular episode of the series that is shortlisted for the Best Documentary prize is the one focused on love. In it, the participants talk about first kisses, heartbreak and lost opportunities.John Mac A’ BhairdThey discuss loss, and their hopes of being reunited with loved ones when the time comes.They share their knowledge of love and all its mysteries, and advise listeners on how to share and receive love.Síle Mhaggie Bn Mhic IonraicThe Celtic Media Festival is an international event, held annually in one of the Celtic nations. Sin an Saol will compete with nine other entries from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man for the prize for Best Documentary.The festival takes place in the Isle of Man from 3 – 5 May.Participants in Sin an Saol were; Nóra Frainc Chonaill Bn Uí Raghallaigh, Willie Mhary Bhillie Ó Dugáin, Prionsias Mac Giolla Bhríde, Paddy Khit Ó Dónaill, Cathal Mac Cealáin, Peigí Mhic Ruairí, Timlín Ó Dochartaigh, Pádraig Mac Giolla Easpuig, Fanny Nic Aoidh, John Mac a’ Bhaird, Róise Uí Bhaoill, Éibhlín Mhic Breartaigh, John Mac Gaoithín and Sissy Mhaggie Mhic Ionraic.Participants of Sin an SaolDonegal broadcaster nominated for Best Documentary Award at International Festival was last modified: April 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Dónall Mac RuairíRaidió na GaeltachtaRTEsin an saollast_img read more

Aura Leisure Centre roll out fantastic summer camps!

first_imgGive yourself some free time and keep the kids busy this summer with Aura Leisure Centre’s Fun and Active camps! The camps are running from the 10th July right through until the 18th August. Kids from 5-12 years of age will have a great time taking part in a range of activities including swimming, basketball, football, arts and crafts, basic lifesaving skills, fun games, bouncy castles, water inflatables and slides and much more.The dates are as follows;July 10th-14thJuly 17th-21stJuly 24th-28thJuly 31st-August 4thAugust 14th-18th The camps are on from 11am to 4pm between Monday and Friday. It costs €65 per child however if there is more than one child per family attending or if kids are signed up to their swim academy/intensive swim lessons, you can avail of a discount.Intensive swim lessons are an excellent way for kids to learn or improve their swimming ability in just one week!Intensive swim lessons run the same weeks as the camps from 10am, and have proven to increase children’s swimming ability massively over the week. Aura will also have family fun swim with our new 12 metre water inflatable and newly refurbished slides every weekend from 2.30-4.30pm and daily in July and August!Along with excellent summer membership deals, there’s something for everyone at Aura leisure Centre this summer.Call the centre on 0749106422 or contact us through our website www.auraleisure.ie for more information and to book your place.Aura Leisure Centre roll out fantastic summer camps! was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Aura Leisure Centresummer campSWIMMINGlast_img read more

Harps agree new kit deal with Joma

first_imgFinn Harps have announced that Joma sport will be the club’s new kit sponsor for the next three years. Joma, who are also the kit suppliers to Sligo Rovers, will become the technical and sportswear kit supplier to all levels of Finn Harps FC including senior, underage and academy teams.Finn Harps commercial officer Aidan Campbell said: “We are looking forward to our new partnership with Joma, who have over 50 years’ experience working with teams across Europe and beyond.“The Joma range has earned a high reputation for its quality and style, and Finn Harps will benefit from our association with what has become one of the leading brands in world football. We look forward to revealing our new home jersey followed by a public launch of our away and 3rd choice jerseys in January.”Gary Bright, brand manager for Joma, said: “We are thrilled to add Finn Harps FC to the long and illustrious list of soccer clubs that Joma have supplied both past and present.“From the very first dealings it was apparent that the people behind Harps have the same work ethic as that of Joma, showing enthusiasm, drive and commitment by passionate people with the sole aim to make their club a success both on and off the field. Ireland is a key part of our planned growth and we see Finn Harps as a major factor within this. We hope to have a long and thriving relationship, and may I take this opportunity in wishing the players, management, staff and supporters of this great club a successful 2017 season.“I am aware the Finn Harps supporters are renowned for their passion and loyalty and would like to welcome them to the Joma family!”Earlier this week, Harps announces that the McGettigan group will continue as the club’s main sponsor for the forthcoming 2017 Premier Division campaign.The Dubai-based group, which is owned by the well-known McGettigan family, have been the principal commercial partner at Finn Park for the past three seasons, a period which has seen Harps reach an FAI Cup semi-final, achieve a famous promotion and then successfully retain premier division status.McGettigan’s continued to open new venues across the world in 2016 including the acclaimed Warehouse Bar & Kitchen in Letterkenny’s Main Street.McGettigan’s CEO Dennis McGettigan is looking forward to continuing the partnership: “During the past three years Finn Harps and McGettigan’s have enjoyed a great adventure together and we are all delighted to be on-board once again with the volunteers, players, management and supporters of this wonderful club. The two organisations will continue to work together for the benefit of senior football in Donegal.”Finn Harps commercial officer Aidan Campbell welcomed the agreement: “In recent years McGettigan’s have been great friends of Finn Harps, so everyone is looking forward to continuing what has been a very successful partnership. McGettigan’s have been instrumental in our success in recent years, helping the club in many ways. This will be the fourth year in a row that the McGettigan’s logo will appear on our first team shirts, so the company name has become synonymous with Finn Harps.”last_img read more

Venues confirmed for weekend games involving St Attracta’s, Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim

first_imgSt Attracta’s junior team will travel to Limerick for their All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday.The game against Pobailscoil Corca Dhuibhne of Dingle will take place at Castletown Ballyagran GAA Club in Limerick at 2pm.The Tubbercurry school claimed the Connacht Junior A title for the first time last week, after beating St Jarlath’s of Tuam in the decider.In other news, there is new venues for three intercounty games involving Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal this weekend.The Allianz Hurling League Division 3B tie involving Sligo and Leitrim will now take place at Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon at 2pm on Sunday.The game had originally been scheduled to take place at O’Heslin Park in Ballinamore.And Donegal’s Minor and U17 Ulster League openers against Fermanagh have been switched from Enniskillen’s Brewster Park to the 4G Bawnacre facility in Irvinestown.The games take place on Saturday, with the minor game at 12 noon, and the U17 game at 1.30pm.last_img read more

Investigation launched after vandals attack historic Lifford Courthouse

first_imgShocked staff at the historic Lifford Courthouse arrived for work to find the building had been attacked by vandals.The vandals threw bricks through the windows of the building and also damaged expensive original wooden window frames.Damage done to Lifford Old CourthouseDamage done to Lifford Old CourthouseA Garda investigation has been launched into the incident which took place on Sunday night into Monday morning. A spokesperson for Lifford Courthouse posted their annoyance on the company’s website.They said “We arrived in this morning to find this waiting for us.“Yet more windows damaged, without a question deliberately due to the amount of them that were smashed.“A lot of damage was also done to the original wooden frames which have been around for longer than anybody reading this. Needless to say, they are a lot more expensive to replace than most windows.” Lifford Old CourthouseAnybody with any information is asked to contact Lifford Courthouse on 074 9141733 or Lifford Garda Station on 074 9141000.Local county councillor Gary Doherty has slammed the vandalism.Investigation launched after vandals attack historic Lifford Courthouse was last modified: October 11th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:lifford old courthousevandalismlast_img read more

Brave fall victim Shaun to return to Donegal after amazing fightback

first_imgRamelton’s Shaun Dunworth who suffered life threating injuries in Sydney at the end of July is leaving his hospital bed this weekend and will be back home in the Donegal on Tuesday evening, reports the Tirconail Tribune.It is less than eleven weeks since Shaun fell from an overpass at the Harbour Bridge on the Sunday morning of July 29th.He was rushed to intensive care in St.Vincent’s Hospital with serious head trauma and a number of other serious injuries to his face and hips. Shaun awoke from a deep coma on his 21st birthday a month after the incident as his parents Stefen and Karen kept a vigil by his bedside and he’s not looked back since then.News of his amazing recovery has reverberated with joy around Ramelton this week and while it was expected that he might be home for Christmas, there were no guarantees that would happen.His doctors have described his recovery as truly amazing. He has had to undergo gruelling surgery on a number of occasions and this week he completes his rehabilitation programme.Shaun is being discharged to his home in Ramelton and will be accompanied on the journey by his parents. One of the town’s most popular exiles, Shaun’s accident inspired the small commmunity in Ramelton to raise close to €120,000 for his recovery fund.They set up a Go FundMe page that generated over €55,000 and the big dance night in the Silver Tassie raised over €23,000.In Sydney a function run by the Irish community brought in donations to the tune of 40,000 Australian dollars while back home a range of events added to the total figure.Shaun’s aunt, Geraldine Magee has paid a heartfelt tribute to the local commmunity who rallied around the family in those dark hours from the night of July 28th when the Gardai came to the family home with the news and they huge volume of support that has been there ever since.Geraldine said it is very difficult to put into words the family’s depth of gratitude they feel towards all those who came to make donations: strangers turned up at Steve’e Café to make donations and nobody knows who they were. She has paid tribute to the event organisers, those who sold tickets: the musicians, committees and helpers and the venues involved, the Dunworth family says thank you kindly for all you’ve done for Shaun.“We are indebted the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney who’ve looked after Shaun with such professional skills and loving care. We are thrilled that he’s coming home and somehow in our darkest hours we knew that with the support and prayers that surrounded us, Shaun would be back by Christmas. To everyone a very sincere and heartfelt thank you very much to one and all,” said Geraldine last night.Meanwhile, Pat Gibson from the BBC Eggheads show and a winner on Who wants to be a millionaire show is coming to Ramelton on this Saturday for a Table Quiz.Pat will be the quizmaster and he is also setting the questions.The evening is being organised by Regina and Thomas of Frewin House in Ramelton with all proceeds going to the Shaun Dunworth Recovery Fund. The quiz begins at 7.30pm sharp in the Town Hall. The cost is €10 person with tea and coffee afterwards. Contact Regina or Thomas on 9151246 for details Brave fall victim Shaun to return to Donegal after amazing fightback was last modified: October 12th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:donegalfallRameltonrecoveryShaun Dunworthsydneylast_img read more

Seniors Alert Scheme launched by Bundoran Community Centre

first_imgBundoran Community Development CLG launched their Seniors Alert Scheme on the December 6 in the Bundoran Community Centre.This Pobal funded free personal alarm is for those over 65, living alone or living with someone else over 65 years or with a carer.The Bundoran Seniors Alert Scheme covers Bundoran, Kinlough and Ballyshannon areas. Applications are taken each Friday morning between 10am to noon in the Bundoran community centre. There is no financial assessment required.Seniors Alert Scheme launched by Bundoran Community Centre was last modified: December 15th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Bundoran Community CentreSeniors Alert Schemelast_img read more

Environmental planner discusses vision with council

first_imgAlthough Chatham-Kent council has agreed in principle to consider climate mitigation measures in future decision making, there are still details to be worked out on what exactly can be done to help lessen the impact.With certain parts of the municipality ravaged by flooding and erosion this year, councillors approved a motion this past summer to declare a climate emergency.Staff provided an update on what that will mean at Monday’s meeting.Gabriel Clarke, an environmental planner who has been with the municipality since June, said a climate “lens” will be part of the upcoming budget process.“What I’m attempting to do with the climate plan is bring more of a nuanced view to our investments in the long term,” he said.Clarke added there will be a need to balance the impact on ratepayers while thinking ahead to the future.The climate emergency declaration motion, entered by South Kent Coun. Trevor Thompson in July and passed unanimously, aimed to look at how strategies and policies can reduce individual and collective environmental impacts.Staff were also challenged to work internally and engage stakeholders to prepare information and recommendations for cost-effective initiatives ahead of budget deliberations.A terms of reference report is slated to come to council Nov. 18, as well as a climate change background report in early 2020.“I think this is a good first step,” Thompson said.The upcoming report will contain findings from Chatham-Kent’s historical and future climate analysis; internationally accepted climate projections; and an inventory and impact analysis of actions the municipality has undertaken to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change since 2014.Chatham Coun. Doug Sulman said there could also be ways to reduce Chatham-Kent’s carbon footprint through conservation.“It’s not always about spending more,” he said.Clarke said energy efficiency is one example of how the municipality can take action, citing the out-of-date HVAC system at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre as an example.He said the climate lens will show the differences between various types of equipment and the benefits of each.Monday’s council meeting came on the heels of a midday decision to close Erie Shore Drive, between Bisnett Line and Erieau Road, to all but local residents and emergency vehicles due to high winds.The area experienced severe flooding in August, resulting in a localized state of emergency.During non-agenda business at the end of the night, South Kent Coun. Clare Latimer said residents are hoping for information sooner rather than later concerning the overall situation.“These individuals are living in limbo,” she said. “They’re merely looking for options.”tterfloth@postmedia.com Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more