December 2019

Winger leaves Chelsea, does this but is overshadowed by a modern day icon

first_imgAt the Stadio Olimpico, Roma twice came from behind to draw with Sassuolo.Mohamed Salah’s volley was a wonderful way to equalise with the home side down 2-1, but the Egypt international, on loan from Chelsea, was overshadowed by a modern day icon.Francesco Totti was the player taking all the plaudits as he scored his 300th goal for Roma, a club he has spent his entire career at.It was also the 22nd consecutive season he has got his himself on the scoresheet, pouncing on the goalkeeper’s mistake 10 minutes before the end of the first half.Roma are fourth in Serie A, four points behind Inter who top the table with 12 points. 1 Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal for Roma against Sassuolo last_img read more

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Wantaway France goalkeeper could spark Everton and Liverpool transfer fight

first_img1 Steve Mandanda Liverpool and Everton have been put on alert after reports in France have claimed that Marseille captain Steve Mandanda is considering a move to the Premier League.The goalkeeper’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is reportedly on the lookout for a new challenge.Everton and Liverpool are both being tipped to launch moves for a new ‘keeper in January with Tim Howard and Simon Mignolet flattering to deceive this season.According to Canal+, a number of Premier League sides are keeping an eye on Mandanda’s situation at Marseille and one unnamed club have already submitted a bid.Mandanda, who is France’s No 2 goalkeeper behind Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, has made over 300 appearances for Marseille since joining them from Le Havre in 2007.last_img read more

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Film kisses, dances made actress shine

first_imgOBITUARY: Woman who took roles that challenged society’s rules on sexual conduct is recalled as a “no problem” star. By Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – Deborah Kerr, who shared one of Hollywood’s most famous kisses while portraying an Army officer’s unhappy wife in “From Here to Eternity” and danced with the Siamese monarch in “The King and I,” has died. She was 86. “I have never had a fight with any director, good or bad,” she said toward the end of her career. “There is a way around everything if you are smart enough.” She was invited to Hollywood in 1946 to play in “The Hucksters” opposite Clark Gable. She went on to work with virtually all the other top American actors and with many top directors, including John Huston, Otto Preminger and Elia Kazan. Tired of being typecast in ladylike roles, she rebelled to win a release from her MGM contract and get the role of Karen Holmes in “From Here to Eternity.” Playing the Army officer’s sex-starved wife in a fling with Lancaster’s Sgt. Warden opened up new possibilities for Kerr. She played virtually every part imaginable from murderer to princess to a Roman Christian slave to a nun to adulteress. 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Kerr, who had Parkinson’s disease, died Tuesday in Suffolk in eastern England, her agent, Anne Hutton, said Thursday. For many she will be remembered best for her kiss with Burt Lancaster as waves crashed over them on a Hawaiian beach in the wartime drama “From Here to Eternity.” Kerr’s roles as forceful, sometimes frustrated women pushed the limits of Hollywood’s treatment of sex on the screen during the censor-bound 1950s. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Kerr six times for best actress, but never gave her an Academy Award until it presented an honorary Oscar in 1994 for her distinguished career as an “artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance.” She had the reputation of a “no problem” actress. last_img read more

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Glendale apartment fire snuffed

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – Firefighters doused an apartment fire today that inflicted $200,000 damage to the building, firefighters said. It took 41 firefighters 24 minutes to put out the 7:30 a.m. fire at a bottom-floor apartment at 2121 N. Verdugo Road, said Glendale fire Capt. Tom Propst. Two residents of the 24-unit complex were evaluated by paramedics for smoke inhalation, but none required treatment. No other injuries were reported. The fire did $150,000 damage to the building and $50,000 to its contents, Propst said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.– Daily News wire serviceslast_img read more

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DIVERS GARAGE HOST 5K ROAD RACE & ‘CAR PUSH’ FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

first_imgDivers Hyundai Garage, Letterkenny, are holding a 5K road race and ‘Car Push’ on Thursday the 29th May at 7.30pm. There will be an €8 Euro entry fee for the 5k run, with all funds going towards the Relay Fund. The Divers i-Team will be holding a Car push event on the same night.They will attempt to push the i-10 through the same 5k course. Divers Garage are giving away a cash prize of €250 to whoever can guess how long it will take their i-team to push the car this distance.The nearest time guessed without going over, wins the cash and will be announced the following day (Friday 30th May). Feel free to call in and have a guess at the time for only €2, or 3 goes for only €5.Divers Garage would also be grateful if everyone could like and share this post to get word around.Those that like and share will enter a separate draw to win a Hyundai Jacket.They’ve requested that those who like and share the post, to leave a comment on their post, that way it’s easier to track who has entered the like and share competition. DIVERS GARAGE HOST 5K ROAD RACE & ‘CAR PUSH’ FOR RELAY FOR LIFE was last modified: May 22nd, 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:5k raceBusinessCar PushDiver’s GarageFeaturesHyundainewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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‘It will be difficult for Man United’s starlets under Jose Mourinho’ – Wilkins

first_imgManchester United’s thriving youngsters could find it more difficult to shine at the club if Jose Mourinho is appointed as manager, according to former Red Devils midfielder Ray Wilkins.Louis van Gaal was axed from the Old Trafford hotseat on Monday after failing to secure Champions League football, and Mourinho is expected to take his place.But the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s arrival might not be welcomed by everyone.While the style of play and the so-called ‘football philosophy’ under Van Gaal was slammed by fans and critics, the chance he gave the club’s up-and-coming stars was a redeeming quality of his two seasons on charge.Marcus Rashford may have taken the spotlight, but FA Cup hero Jesse Lingard, defenders Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Tim Fosu-Mensah have also impressed and there are many others who Van Gaal has also given a chance to play at a senior level.And Wilkins admits that might be a thing of the past when, as reports suggest, Mourinho takes over at Old Trafford.“Unfortunately, that’s what comes with Mourinho,” the ex-England and United star told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He likes the senior player, he likes player who has already done it.“The one thing that came out at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal was the fact he blooded eight or nine players of youth, and they all came through at a very high standard.“So Jose knows he has that back-up in the squad, but Jose has always bought in players who are ready to perform at the top level. And that’s going to be very difficult for these young men.”last_img read more

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Port of L.A.’s centennial-themed fleet will set sail on Colorado Boulevard

first_imgPhoto Gallery of South Bay Rose Parade floats A flower-filled flotilla will make its way down Colorado Boulevard on Tuesday, when the Port of Los Angeles makes it maiden voyage into the 119th Rose Parade. Although this will be the port’s first foray into the Pasadena parade, the float will serve as the 110th Rose Parade entry for the city of Los Angeles, according to Julia Nagano, director of corporate communications for the port. “We wanted to do something special to celebrate the port’s centennial, so we asked the city to allow us to take charge of the float this year,” Nagano said. “It’s a unique opportunity to show off what the port is doing.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe port’s entry is composed of a six-ship squadron, with the theme “Where the World Comes Together,” which was the same phrase coined during the city’s unsuccessful bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The largest float, the SS Los Angeles, will feature a giant plug to highlight the fact that the port is the only place in the world where docked container ships can operate on electrical power. The container ship replica will carry Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the port. Also on board will be port employees Stacy Allen and Vanessa Guillen, whose names were randomly drawn. “I’ve been working on the floats during my spare time for the last four weeks, but I never thought I would get to ride one of them,” said Allen, a port telecommunications planner for the last 28 years. For Guillen, the most difficult part of the experience will be waking up early after a night of partying on New Year’s Eve. Parade participants have to check in at 4:30 a.m., she said. “I’m young, and I’m going to be tempted to stay out late, but I know this is really important,” said Guillen, a clerk typist at the port for two years. Another vessel featured in the port’s parade entry will be the Love Boat cruise ship, celebrating the campy television series that ran from 1977 to 1986. The Pacific Princess still calls at the Port of Los Angeles, which serves as the West Coast’s largest cruise port. Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Douglas Barry and City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, whose district includes the port, will ride on a replica of a fire boat. The city’s entry also includes a port police vessel, a fishing dinghy and a tug boat that harkens back to the port’s humble beginnings 100 years ago. “It’s tedious, but you can take your time, and it’s really not that hard,” Edwin Contreras, a port structural engineer, said as he glued dried orange mum petals to the Wilmington Tug. Earlier this week, port employees began pasting rice, onion seeds and poppy seeds to the floats. “It’s actually kind of relaxing to do all this work,” said Jason Ho of El Monte, a civil engineering associate for the port. “It’s more physical work than what I do at the port.” art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

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Broncos dethrone defending champs

first_img “It was a great play by me,” Bailey said. “I made the play, but it was something we’d talked about the whole game.” The first playoff game in the history of Invesco Field resulted in Denver’s first postseason win since the 1998 Super Bowl, John Elway’s last game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Next week in the AFC championship game, the Broncos will play the winner of today’s meeting between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. This game also marked the end of the Patriots’ shot at history. Trying to become the first team to win three straight Super Bowls, the Patriots (11-7) simply didn’t have enough to overcome Denver’s steady play, a few bad breaks or their five turnovers. That was one fewer than they had during their entire, record-setting 10-game playoff winning streak that ended at the hands of the Broncos (14-3). “Obviously, we’re disappointed,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “We weren’t able to make the plays we needed to make to win, that’s why we didn’t win.” And when it counted the most, the Patriots also couldn’t match Bailey. The Patriots were moving the ball well in the third quarter. They cut a 10-3 deficit to four points on a field goal and had moved easily to the Denver 5 for what could have been the go-ahead score. But on third down from the 5, Bailey stepped in front of Brady’s pass in the end zone for the pick. He sprinted down the sideline and when he felt Kevin Faulk swipe at him helplessly about 70 yards into the trek, he thought he had it cinched. Champions don’t go down easily, though, and tight end Ben Watson wasn’t quitting. Watson took an angle, and with Bailey slowing and bringing the ball down to his hip, Watson got there, knocked Bailey down and sent the ball flying out of bounds at the 1. Or maybe through the end zone. With Bailey lying on his back, grimacing and gasping for air, Belichick challenged the call, saying the ball flew out of the end zone, which would have given them the ball back on a touchback. “It definitely went out,” Belichick said. “It went out of his hands. They reviewed the play. Go ask them.” It was the kind of call a championship team might have gotten. With no decisive TV angle, though, the Pats didn’t and on the next play, Mike Anderson scored his second 1-yard touchdown of the night and gave Denver a 17-6 lead. “I never saw the guy coming, but I was going as hard as I could,” Bailey said of the longest non-scoring interception return in NFL playoff history. Always reliable Adam Vinatieri, the difference in all three of New England’s three-point Super Bowl victories, missed a 42-yard field goal wide right on the next possession. Shortly after, dependable Troy Brown fumbled a punt return to set up Jake Plummer’s lone touchdown pass of the night, a 4-yarder to Rod Smith for a 24-6 lead. Plummer finished 15-for-26 for 197 yards with the touchdown and one interception, a nice play by Asante Samuel that led to New England’s first field goal. And while the Denver quarterback won’t be mistaken for Elway, or even Brady who threw for 341 yards in defeat that was kind of the point: As has been proven all year, Plummer doesn’t have to do it all for the Broncos to win. There’s the running game, held in check for most of this night, but good enough to punch the ball in under duress at the goal line. There’s the defense; Al Wilson made no fewer than four big plays in the first half to keep the game scoreless for the first 26 minutes. Special teams were good, too. Punter and kickoff specialist Todd Sauerbrun, of all people, got his helmet on the ball on a kickoff return late in the first half to force a turnover and a Denver field goal for a 10-3 lead. After Bailey’s big play, and the non-reversal on Belichick’s challenge, the coach stood there in his gray sweatshirt, looking nonplussed, as he has been throughout New England’s four seasons of excellence. Behind him, though, the Patriots were coming apart, at least a little. TV cameras showed Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest shoving Larry Izzo away during an argument, while Mike Vrabel tried to calm McGinest down hardly the kind of calm and cool they showed as they made their run toward history. Meanwhile, the Broncos put on the finishing touches and got ready for next week. Their fans, dressed in orange and as loud as they have been in the five-year history of a stadium many thought was too cushy and comfortable for raucousness, chanted, “Let’s Go Pittsburgh,” hoping a Steelers win Sunday will bring their team back for another game. If Indy wins, though, the Broncos will return to the site of their playoff demise the last two seasons, by a combined score of 90-34. After last season’s loss, a 49-24 embarrassment, Denver coach Mike Shanahan insisted the Broncos weren’t too far away from being Super Bowl contenders. Lots of people snickered. Very few are snickering now, especially not the Patriots. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img DENVER — It took a Champ to knock off the champs, a crazy 100-yard sprint by Denver’s star cornerback that helped the Broncos stop their long streak of playoff futility and bring the New England dynasty to an end. Huffing, puffing, dashing down the sideline, Champ Bailey got caught and knocked down at the 1-yard line Saturday night. But his interception of Tom Brady did the damage, setting up the game-changing touchdown in Denver’s 27-13 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions. last_img read more

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Creative Coast Action plan to be unveiled for Donegal’s creative industries

first_imgFollowing a comprehensive review and consultation, an updated strategy for the creative industries in Donegal will be unveiled by the Local Enterprise Office in early September.The launch comes as work continues to help build stronger and more sustainable creative businesses in the county.All those with a vested interest in creative entrepreneurship are invited to come along to network and be inspired, with interactive workshops, guest speakers and local case studies as part of the agenda for the evening. Details of the Creative Coast Donegal Action Plan 2019- 2022 will be released in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, on Thursday September 5th and Head of Enterprise, Michael Tunney, says he believes the new strategy can enhance the successful platform built for the creative sector in Donegal over the past few years.“The Strategic Action Plan for Creative Entrepreneurship in Donegal published in 2015 recognised that Creative Industries can play a hugely important role in the economy of the county. Under that plan, a number of key steps have already been made to build strong foundations that provide a framework for collaborative actions to support creative entrepreneurship in Donegal,” he said.“Already 184 creative businesses have engaged in the initiative. These businesses contribute approximately €9million per annum to the local economy. This emphasises the role, contribution and potential of the sector to Donegal” he added.Mr Tunney explained that the ultimate aim is to enable the development of a larger cohort of sustainable businesses in the sector. He added that updated plan sets out an ambitious vision for the sector in Donegal over the next three years, which will build on the progress to date, reflect the changing business environment within which the creative industries operate, and provide a rationale for continued support of the creative sector in Donegal.“There is now a need to build upon the early successes of the Creative Coast Donegal with a new, clearly developed strategic approach, set against a coherent vision, with clear and measurable action points that directly address the business challenges and development objectives of the sector,” he said.Ultimately, he added, the vision for the sector in Donegal is to build a strong creative and digital economy in Donegal with businesses that are robust, confident, financially viable and collaboration-friendly, all impacting positively on the local economy in terms of job creation, as well as being pro-active and competitive on an international stage.“The plan outlines a number of aims, objectives and action points as well as outlining aspirations for longer-term development and the focus of the Local Enterprise Office and other stakeholders will be to continue to work with the sector to develop viable businesses as they maximise new opportunities within and outside the county,” the Head of Enterprise said.The launch event in the Regional Cultural Centre will start at 6pm with refreshments served. Anyone with working in or with an interest all strands of creative activity and arts in Donegal, ranging from textiles, crafts, sculpture, right through to Illustration, photography, publishing, broadcast, graphic design, animation and motion graphics are invited to attend. This event is free but with limited places available, attendees are asked to ensure their place by booking in advance on the Local Enterprise Office website – www.localenterprise.ie/donegal Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Creative Coast Action plan to be unveiled for Donegal’s creative industries was last modified: August 28th, 2019 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:Creative Coast Action PlandonegalLEOlast_img read more

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VICTIMS OF PAEDOPHILE PRIESTS RAISE AWARENESS OF RAPHOE REPORT WITH DUBLIN PROTEST

first_imgVICTIMS of paedophile priests held a protest in Dublin yesterday – two weeks before a report on the Raphoe Diocese is published.ACCAI (Abused Catholic Children Association of Ireland) held the protest at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin aimed at the upcoming Raphoe dioceses report into child abuse.The report from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, into abuse in Raphoe, is to be published following an audit of the diocese by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic church. The final draft has to be approved by Bishop Philip Boyce before it is released. It will now only deal with what is found in Diocese records.The group, that protests weekly at the Pro Cathedral, organised the weekend’s protest with Raphoe as their subject due to the fact that a lot of Donegal GAA supporters will be in the city for the All Ireland Semi Final game with Dublin and it will enable them to get involved.One of the organisers, John Deegan from County Donegal said: “The protest went very well and we did what we set out to do – to raise awareness of our situation.“There were a lot of Donegal people in town for the big game and hopefully we managed to address a number of issues with them,” he said. EndsVICTIMS OF PAEDOPHILE PRIESTS RAISE AWARENESS OF RAPHOE REPORT WITH DUBLIN PROTEST was last modified: August 29th, 2011 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:PRTEST. PAEDOPHILESlast_img read more

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