Month: December 2019

first_imgJose Mourinho helped Chelsea to another Premier League title last season, but this campaign has not been plain sailing for the Portuguese boss. Chelsea were beaten by Bournemouth on Saturday, their eighth Premier League loss of the season, and the pressure is surely mounting on the 52-year-old. His plan to start without a recognised striker did not work as he introduced Diego Costa at half-time and heavy pressure in the second half came to nothing as his side could not score. Glenn Murray’s header after a late corner subjected them to another loss and Chelsea fans are growing increasingly impatient.Manchester United fans are not pleased with Louis van Gaal and some would like Mourinho if their Dutch boss is shown the exit from Old Trafford. See below… Jose Mourinho 1last_img read more

first_imgEach week, a leading band or musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. Step forward… Liverpool fan Charlie SlothWho would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?Neymar, without a doubt. The geezer is a rock star deep down, I can see it!!If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?“You’re the best arounnnnddd” Joe Esposito.Which football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)?Would have to be the Bernabeu.Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?Ibra!!! What a man!!!Brit award or Premier League trophy?The Prem – all day long!!!When you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall?Biggie Smalls, Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard.Elvis was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football?Steven Gerrard.If you were in charge of your club’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?It would have to be one of mine… ‘Pressure’ Ft Acehood, Bugzy Malone and Silvastone.Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?Luis Suarez leaving broke my heart, I think I even shed a tear!!! Signing wise, I think when we signed Fernando Torres I knew he was gonna be a beast in the Prem.Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?Diego Costa. He winds me up and I don’t even know the lad!What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?Best: You’ll Never Walk AloneWorst: Vindaloo Charlie Sloth’s Hood Heat II is out now www.facebook.com/charliesloth 1 Charlie Sloth last_img read more

first_img1 Messi v Ronaldo As part of our build up to the new year, we reveal the most popular content on talkSPORT.com for every month of 2015. This time, it is our pick from March…BEST OF TALKSPORT.COM: MARCH 2015MOST VIEWED STORY:Manchester United fans unveiled a banner to display at Anfield ahead of their away game against Liverpool – see the story and banner hereMOST POPULAR FEATURE:Seven reasons why Chelsea are so hated: Click here to see the storyMOST POPULAR INTERVIEW:‘England boss unhappy with training ground spies’ – click here to hear what Roy Hodgson told talkSPORT snoops around the Three Lions camp.TALKSPORT’S PICK OF THE MONTH:Ronaldo tells Messi, “You’re worse than Bendtner!’DISCLAIMER: Like Lord Bendtner’s quest for the Ballon d’Or, this video is not to be taken seriously.last_img read more

first_imgWayne Rooney’s injury-time penalty snatched Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United in the FA Cup. The third round fixture will not live long in the memory as chances were few and far between. The League One side defended brilliantly, but the Red Devils mustered few chances on target, with Memphis Depay coming closest with two long-range efforts. The Man Utd playmaker was then involved in the all-important goal as he charged down the left wing and the Blades’ Dean Hammond slid in the box, taking down the summer signing. Rooney stepped up in the 93rd minute to coolly convert past George Long. Louis van Gaal fielded a strong United side but they created few clear-cut chances as Nigel Adkins’ men – ninth in League One – defended well in numbers.Former Wigan striker Connor Sammon did brilliantly well to bring a long ball down with a deft touch, firing on target and David De Gea tipped the ball over the bar. The referee pulled play back for handball, but that was the best piece of action mustered in the first half.The goalless scoreline meant United have not scored in the first half at Old Trafford in their last ten home games. The fans’ frustrations were felt in the second half as Depay came inside from the left channel and his long-range shot hit the side-netting, with home fans sarcastically cheering. Chris Basham had the first shot on target at the other end minutes later, while United fans could not believe their luck as they cheered again when Matteo Darmian’s tame effort was heading for goal, but for goalkeeper Long.Depay tried his luck again from a similar distance, his low shot bouncing past the post before he was involved late on for the penalty decision. As it looked like the tie was heading for a Bramall Lane replay, the home side were awarded a spot-kick.The Dutchman’s dangerous run into the box saw him in space and Hammond slid along the soaking Old Trafford turf, catching him with his trailing leg, and he went down rather easily. But the referee did not hesitate to point to the spot. England and Red Devils captain Rooney rose to the occasion to send Long the wrong way and seal their place in Monday’s fourth round draw.In the next stage they may be, but the result papers over the cracks at Old Trafford as Van Gaal’s men put in another lacklustre performance. But that should not be taken away from Adkins’ men, who performed brilliantly on the night. 1 Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United: Van Gaal’s men snatch late win through Wayne Rooney penalty last_img read more

first_imgI’VE always liked the Constitution for it is the backbone of this great country of ours, but if the area that needs to be amended is the part about free speech. For if certain people are going to avoid the half nelson, the chokehold and other wrestling moves, then the limitations on free expression cannot be limited to slander, libel, not yelling “fire” inside a crowded theater and other such things. To the woman ahead of me in line at the clothing store that day: If you want to wear jeans with slits instead of back pockets, then that is your business, but at least be sure to wear the appropriate undergarments underneath. You are in fine shape, woman ahead of me, but you are lucky that I do not have a condition that causes me to blurt inappropriate things out. Because if I did, I would have said something like “nice cheeks,” but I didn’t because a combination of fear, decency, self-discipline prevented me from doing so. But you must remember that some people don’t have anywhere near this healthy combination, and you could find yourself in some fine trouble one day. So my advice to you is this: Buy a needle and thread and sew them up. Or save them for an intimate dinner. To the man driving behind me who wished me cancer and a premature death for turning left into that driveway: I am sorry I did not signal my intentions, but I was afraid I was heading straight for the Hollywood Hills never to be seen or heard from again with an ever-fading cell phone signal by my side. My only hope is that your brain chemistry will continue to go downhill, and that your next incident will be in front of some guy with a shaved head, gold teeth and a jail record. But when that happens, I will be long gone, relocated to the Amazon to live peaceably among nature and the animals. As long as no one is wearing any funky jeans or T-shirts, then we should all get along just fine. Gail Tzipporah Saunders is a San Fernando Valley writer.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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBecause if most women shopping in a women’s clothing store in the middle of the afternoon want to look at another woman’s backside, then we can always go home and look at own cellulite-ridden ones. To the woman behind me in that same line with the “F- New York” T-shirt. Was that really necessary? I know that we all have had bad experiences with certain people and places, but is that any reason to diss an entire city and try to kill its tourist trade? Last month I made a mistake with a credit card and tried paying from the wrong account, so they tacked on some unseemly charges and canceled all but one after many phone calls. But that doesn’t mean that I went out and printed a “F- the Bank” T-shirt to express my thoughts and views. I thought it over, vowed to type more carefully in the future and moved on. So leave New York City alone. New Yorkers are having enough problems already with overcrowding, recent floods and an ex-mayor who probably won’t get to be our next president. last_img read more

first_imgAGUA DULCE – The so-called Buckweed Fire, which has scorched an estimated 37,800 acres in Agua, Canyon Country and Saugus since it started Sunday, was 27 percent contained today, authorities said. The Buckweed Fire began in Mint Canyon west of Agua Dulce about 1 p.m. Sunday and was about 20 percent contain after firefighting aircraft were grounded at sundown yesterday. Though no cause has been determined, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich said fire investigators were trying to determine if the fire was intentionally set. A fire that broke near Santiago and Silverado canyons in Irvine before dawn yesterday was believed to have been started by an arsonist, according to Orange County Fire Authority Chief Chip Prather. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Sam Padilla said three people and a firefighter were injured Sunday in connection with the Buckweed Fire, but none have occurred since. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Most schools in the area were closed today, including those in the the Castaic Union, Newhall, Saugus Union, Sulphur Springs, and William S. Hart school districts. Also closed was the College of the Canyons. Evacuation shelters remained open at Saugus and Golden Valley high schools. Fifteen homes, 17 outbuildings and 40 vehicles were destroyed. Also destroyed were bridges at Vasquez Canyon at Bouquet Canyon Road and Vasquez Canyon at Sierra Highway, said Deputy Dana Camarillo of the county’s Office of Emergency Management. A total of about 15,000 residents were evacuated at some point, but all were allowed to return home yesterday, according to Santa Clarita city officials. Among the structures destroyed Sunday was the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District Office in the Angeles National Forest at 30800 Bouquet Canyon Road, said Kathy Peterson of the U.S. Forest Service. 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

first_imgA CO Donegal parish has announced its plans to open a distillery – to produce both whiskey and legal poteen.The plans for Carrick and Glencolmcille in south west Donegal could create up to 25 jobs in an area devastated by emigration.It’s part of an ambitious plan to extend the stay of hundreds of thousands of people who come to see Ireland’s highest sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag. The parish council has been given the backing of the man behind Ireland’s only Irish-owned distillery in Dingle, Co Kerry.“Glencolmcille has had a reputation for generations for its poitin,” said Margaret Cunningham, an entrepreneur and native of the village of Carrick.“We know that 200,000 people come here every year to see the cliffs at Sliabh Liag but then they leave again and there is very little spend in the local community.“Our plans would include a distillery making whiskey and poitin, a visitor centre explaining the history of area and a café and bar. “We have investors on board and we are moving to the design stage now.”An application for a license to distill is being completed.Oliver Hughes, the man behind the Dingle Distillery, has given the Glencolmcille parish council advice on their plans.“Like Dingle, we are a Gaeltacht area which has lost many people to emigration. All my own father’s grandchildren live abroad for example, they’re Americans, English and Greeks,” said Margaret, the former MD of a design company.“We believe we can create 25 jobs, which for an area like here, is a huge boost.” The plans have also been given the approval of Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar who spent his summer holidays last year in the area, walking the hills around Sliabh Liag.“It’s a fabulous idea for the area which is one of the most beautiful places on the island,” he said recently.“Along with micro-breweries, small distilleries have huge potential for job creation and can act as extra visitor attractions in areas like this.”Margaret Cunningham is hopeful. “You just have to look at north Antrim. People go there to see the Giant’s Causeway and a visit to the Bushmills distillery is part of the attraction,” she said.An artist’s impression of the proposed distilleryAMBITIOUS PLAN TO OPEN NEW DONEGAL DISTILLERY was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CarrickdistilleryGlencolmcilleIrish whiskeypoitinwhiskeylast_img read more

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first_imgFormer QPR defender Clint Hill will arrive in Glasgow on Friday as he closes in on a move to Rangers.Press Association Sport understands the 37-year-old is set to undergo a medical after agreeing a 12-month deal with the Ibrox outfit.Gers boss Mark Warburton is looking to stiffen his defensive options ahead of the Light Blues return to the Ladbrokes Premiership, and Hill could give his side the dose of experience it lacked at times last season.Hill, who has also featured for Tranmere, Oldham, Stoke and Crystal Palace during a 19-year career, is a free agent after being released by Loftus Road boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink last month.The veteran defender’s former QPR boss Harry Redknapp reckons he will be a valuable addition to the Ibrox ranks.“He’s in absolutely great shape,” Redknapp told STV. “He trains well, looks after himself and he’s a family man. I couldn’t speak highly enough of him.“[Rangers would be] getting a good player, a character, a leader who wants to win. He’s fit as a fiddle and doesn’t carry an ounce of excess weight on him. He’s a good lad, a tough lad with a good left foot who loves a tackle.“He’s a very good player who would be an excellent signing on a free transfer.”If he completes his switch, Hill will team up with former QPR colleague Joey Barton and could be joined by another former Rs midfielder, with Croatian Niko Kranjcar also reported to be close to agreeing terms with the Glasgow giants.As well as Barton, Rangers have already signed youngster Jordan Rossiter from Liverpool and Accrington Stanley pair Josh Windass and Matt Crooks this summer. Clint Hill played 185 games for QPR 1last_img read more

first_imgjulia.scott@dailynews.com 818-713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLocal health-care companies added the most jobs, from hospital janitors to registered nurses and administrators. The retail sector came in second for job growth, followed by aerospace. About 5,000 of the jobs were filled by veterans, according to the Alliance. Manufacturing jobs were boosted by two NASA contracts worth more than $2billion that Pratt Whitney has to repair and maintain shuttle engines. Economist Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., says the estimate is reasonable. “Remember the three largest industries in L.A. County are poorly reported by all the government agencies,” Kyser said, referring to international trade, tourism and Hollywood sectors. More than 25,000 jobs were added to the economic engine of the San Fernando Valley in 2007, according to the Economic Alliance. About 175,000 jobs have been created in the Valley in the past seven years. “The No. 1 complaint and concern that our business community expresses to us is that they cannot find qualified workers to fill their available positions,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance. The job estimate only includes new jobs registered through CalJOBS, a partnership among the Alliance, the state Employment Development Department, Los Angeles County and the city. The collaboration seeks to connect job seekers with employers that are hiring. last_img read more