Pochettino hails ‘important three points’ after UEL loss and praises Lamela

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his Tottenham team after securing ‘an important three points’ against Bournemouth.Spurs hammered the Cherries 5-1 thanks to goals from Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele and a Harry Kane hat-trick to help ease the pain of losing 2-1 to Anderlecht in midweek.“I was very disappointed on Thursday. The Europa League is not easy for players to be 100 per cent focused in every game and now we are under pressure to win our next game in the Europa League.”And having lost in Belgium, Pochettino added the most important thing was securing a victory on the south coast, adding he was very happy for Kane to walk away with the match ball.The boss also reserved praise for Lamela, who appeared to be on the verge of leaving in the summer.However, the Argentine has instilled confidence in his 23-year-old compatriot by showing trust in his continued selection of him.Lamela has now scored four goals in all competitions and Pochettino said his performances over the last few months have made him an important player for Tottenham.“When players are young they need more time,” he said.last_img read more

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter suffers ‘medical incident’ in Switzerland

first_imgSepp Blatter has been ordered by doctors to take five days off work after having a medical evaluation for stress.The 79-year-old, currently suspended from his role as FIFA president, consulted a doctor after feeling unwell, and although no underlying problem was discovered he has been ordered to rest.His personal adviser Klaus Stohlker told Press Association Sport: “He has been told to rest for the next five days. It is nothing dramatic, he has not been to hospital. I’ve spoken to him today and he says he will be back in his private office on Thursday.”Stohlker said that Blatter had been forced to cancel an interview with Swiss television that was planned for next week. Sepp Blatter 1last_img read more

‘Everything I have, I owe to one man’ – Bobby Gould pays tribute to Jimmy Hill

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Bobby Gould has paid tribute to ex-boss and friend Jimmy Hill, who has died aged 87.The former player, one-time manager and broadcaster had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for a number of years and the tributes poured in on Saturday after the news broke.Gould played under Hill at Coventry City for four years and he says he ‘owes’ everything to Hill, who previously had a 12-year career as a forward for Brentford and Fulham.“Everything I have, I owe to one man and that’s JH,” an understandably emotional Gould told Matchday Live shortly after hearing the news.  He recalled: “I went for a trial at Coventry on a Sunday morning and the manager called Billy Frith had been sacked.“A gentleman with a beard saw me play and he said ‘I’d like you to come back this afternoon’. I said ‘I’m not coming back this afternoon, Mr Hill. I have to go see my father, who’s losing his eyesight.’“[Hill replied]: ‘Well, can you come back next Sunday’ and I did.  “I went back and he said: ‘You and I are going to get on well together’.“I was 16 years of age and at 17, at Shrewsbury Town in October 1963, I made my debut.“In the paper that night, Derek Henderson – the reporter – said I played with a great aplomb and as you [Adrian Durham] and all the talkSPORT listeners know, my English isn’t very good so I had to go to a dictionary to find out what aplomb meant!”Hill was the chairman of the Professional Footballer’s Association befor taking his only managerial role at the Sky Blues, where he also introduced the first-ever colour match programme in English football.He ventured into broadcasting as Head of Sport at ITV, fronting the coverage of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico before moving to the BBC where he became the host of Match of the Day. Current Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker said on Twitter: “Deeply saddened to hear that Jimmy Hill has left us. A football man through and through who gave the game so much in so many ways #RIPJimmy.”Former England striker Alan Shearer said: “Very sad news about Jimmy Hill. Footballers and football have so much to thank him for. A man who loved the game.”Former player, manager and broadcaster Jimmy Hill passes away aged 87 My guiding hero JH sadly passed away today. Everything I have I own to 1 man, RIP JH with love from the Gould Family pic.twitter.com/2sBt6BjI6j— Bobby Gould (@TheGouldfather) December 19, 2015last_img read more

£53m man’s move to Liverpool – deal on or off? All you need to know here

first_imgWill he stay or will he go?This is the question Liverpool fans are eagerly awaiting the answer to as Alex Teixeira, who has 25 goals in all competitions already this season, continues to be linked with a move to Anfield.The Reds have had two bids rejected this month – the first £24.5m, the second £28m – and could make a third bid before the window slams shut at 11pm tonight.But what are the chances of this happening?talkSPORT has gathered the latest reports on Teixeira’s future – click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out what’s being said on the Brazilian and his proposed Liverpool transfer. 3 1. Jurgen Klopp has not given up hope on landing the Brazilian – Teixeira recently declared on NBC, “It is a huge club. So many great players have passed through there. It would be an honour to defend the Liverpool shirt.” And, according to the Daily Mirror. the Reds retain a slight hope that they can seal a last-minute deal, although they are unwilling to bid more than £30m. 3 2. A move may be on hold until the summer – While a deal appears difficult for the Reds to pull off on deadline day, not signing Teixeira in January wouldn’t be the end of the matter. The Daily Star report that, although Liverpool have been frustrated by Shakhtar’s tactics, it hasn’t put them off entirely, stating that talks will resume at the end of the season. As the player himself has publicly announced his desire to leave his current club, keeping him against his will isn’t an appealing prospect for the Ukrainian side. 3 3. Liverpool are reluctant to table an improved third bid – Liverpool tabled a second bid of £28m last week, which fell far short of Shakhtar’s valuation. Initially, the Ukrainian outfit insisted that an offer of no less than £35m would be accepted, before stating that his release clause of £53m must be met. This looked to have priced the Reds out of a deal this month, with reports claiming that they were reluctant to go higher than £30m, and Sky Sports have stated that a third bid is not expected to be tabled before the window slams shut. Apparently, Shakhtar view Teixeira as their remaining ‘valuable asset’ and they want to avoid being forced to sell in a similar manner as Douglas Costa last summer.last_img read more

Pico Rivera’s ‘Uncle Bernie’ dies at 71

first_imgPICO RIVERA – A Pico Rivera man who died last month made his mark on the community through service and generosity. Bernard Manuel Ruedas, 71, died Sept. 24 from complications of kidney failure. His wife, Dolores, will continue his legacy of giving and activism in the community by heading the business they operated together, Sweet & Company Realtor, as a real estate agent. Dolores Ruedas said her husband used their business to assist the people of Pico Rivera. He devoted much of his time to youths, staying involved in schools and youth organizations, spending time with his granddaughters and hosting charity events for children in his home. “He’s been president and chairman of so many things, I can hardly keep track,” Dolores Ruedas said. Fellow Jaycees member Carlos Rodriguez said Bernie Ruedas was a valuable worker and friend. “I was with him when we were with the Jaycees and he was just an outstanding member … always willing to do whatever job he was given,” Rodriquez said. Dolores Ruedas said she and her husband would often host a Christmas party for up to 70 underprivileged children. Bernie would dress up as Santa Claus for the party. “He loved kids,” Dolores said. “And you know, some of them would come in if their parents were clients. If they did well in school, he would reward them with something.” Although the Ruedas family eventually moved to Whittier, they continued working in Pico Rivera and serving that community. Linda Macias grew up in Pico Rivera. She now lives there with her husband, Mark, and young son, Michael. Macias’ parents bought their first home through Bernie Ruedas, and when she began searching for a first home, she bought hers through him as well. Macias remembered Ruedas’ passion for Pico Rivera during a City Council election season. “He was backing this particular council member, and he was so emotional about it that I actually saw him cry,” Macias said. According to Macias, the generosity of Ruedas and his wife will stay with many in the community for years to come. “They had this open door,” Macias said. “They would just love to have people and family around.” Besides his wife, Ruedas leaves behind two children and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Whittier. [email protected] (562) 698-0966, Ext. 3029160Want 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.“He helped a lot of people that came in with problems,” she said. “People who were losing their homes and needed money, he didn’t even know them and he would loan them money.” Bernard Ruedas, known throughout the community as “Uncle Bernie,” took a job at Sweet & Company in 1964 and purchased the business in 1976. He and his family had moved to Pico Rivera from South Los Angeles so that their children could attend schools in the El Rancho Unified School District. The family become involved in Pico Rivera’s charitable organizations and politics during their time in the city. Ruedas worked with the Pico Rivera Jaycees, Kiwanis and Lions Club. He was a commissioner on the Pico Rivera Parks and Recreation Committee. He was also a member of the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce and a chairman for the Junior Miss and Miss Pico Rivera Queen pageants. last_img read more

Woman Convicted in Fatal Attack on 75-Year-Old Parking Attendant

first_imgGLENDALE — A 31-year-old Burbank woman was convicted today of involuntary manslaughter in the June 2006 death of a 75-year-old parking lot attendant she attacked over a $5 parking fee. A Glendale Superior Court jury found Hilda Voskanian guilty in connection with the death of Pedro Dorado, said Deputy District Attorney Ana Lopez. Voskanian faces up to four years in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 8. On June 30, 2006, Voskanian and her husband, Oshin Grigorian, parked in the lot at the Grand Bellaj Reception Hall at 237 E. Olive Ave. in Burbank, authorities said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings On the way out, Dorado asked the couple to pay the $5 parking fee, but Voskanian refused. Dorado then positioned himself in front of the vehicle to photograph the license plate. Enraged by Dorado’s action, Voskanian, who was eight months pregnant, exited the vehicle and pushed Dorado backwards, causing him to slam his head against the pavement, Lopez said. The force of the impact caused bleeding of the brain, authorities said. Dorado checked himself into White Memorial Hospital later that evening. While he was being treated for a head injury, he fell into a coma and was placed on life support. He died three weeks later on July 18, 2006. Voskanian, who left the scene without knowing the extent of the victim’s injuries, was arrested July 20, 2006, after Burbank police were notified that Dorado had died of his injuries. Prosecutors declined to file charges against Voskanian’s husband.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

Bargain Hunter finds holiday deals

first_imgcom/bargain. It is good until Thursday in stores only. LINCOLN LUNCH BURGERS:: A new lunch buddy introduced me to Boulevard Burgers in Woodland Hills. The place specializes in charbroiled, basic burgers that have lots of lettuce, a little sauce and a solid, meaty flavor. Nothing fancy here. Fries are good ‘n’ chunky as are the onion rings. A burger is $3, fries are $2, and you pay 60cents more for the combo that includes a soda. They have indoor and outdoor seating (on the street and on a back patio), which is a nice touch. To see the menu, go to www.insidesocal.com. Visit them at 21718 Ventura Blvd. 818-703-6005. BARGAINS IN YOUR INBOX:: It’s that time again when I remind readers they can sign up for the Bargain Hunter Daily Digest. Once a day, Monday through Friday, I e-mail out the day’s blog posts. If you want to sign up, e-mail me at [email protected] $1 STOCKING STUFFERS:: Avon has a decent selection of stocking stuffers for less than $1, including mini glimmer sticks for the eyes and lips, emery boards, little tubes of lotion, and a glide-on lip treatment with SPF 15. If you choose an Avon rep before shopping, you can have it delivered for almost nothing. SNAPFISH DEAL:: At Snapfish.com, get 20percent off your holiday cards featuring pictures of the little ones (they’re so much cuter than we are). Get the coupon code, good until Dec.31, at www.insidesocal.com/ TEA FOR TWO: The Four Seasons in Westlake Village is having an afternoon teddy bear tea that is free for children who bring in a new teddy bear or toy. The deal is good every weekend in December before Christmas. Adults are $32; kids are normally $21. The tea comes with a tiered tray of tea sandwiches, scones and fruit. Teddies and toys will be donated to Toys for Tots. To make a reservation, call 818-575-3000 and ask for the lobby lounge. COUPONS GALORE:: Brace yourself. A reader e-mailed me a huge list of coupon codes, most of which I have not tested to see if they work. So please keep in mind that some could be expired or not valid. Still, it seems like many of you will be able to save money with codes for Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Golf Smith and Yankee Candle. Go to www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the full list. SWING HOLIDAY:: With the search for holiday gifts, a perfect tree and a cute holiday dress also comes the quest for Christmas music that is new to your ears but does not drive you batty. Here’s a CD that qualifies on both counts: Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite,” the jazz master’s take on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet score, replete with renditions of the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” the “Russian Dance,” the “Waltz of the Flowers” and others. Seriously, folks, this music swings so hard I listen to it in July. Amazon.com has it for $10 under the CD name Three Suites. OLD NAVY 20 PERCENT OFF:: Get a printable 20percent off coupon for Old Navy at www.insidesocal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kingscenter_img bargain. You need to open an account with them to use the deal. OUTSMART THE MAN:: One reader got a great deal on a 46-inch LCD HDTV by outsmarting a retailer that teased a really low price on Black Friday but immediately “sold out” because they had stocked an artificially low number of the product. When he found out the Sharp Aquos HDTV, advertised at Circuit City for $1,299, was sold out, he headed over to Sears. It matched the price and shaved off 10percent of the difference. A clever tactic you too can use. So, my friend, we’re watching the Super Bowl at your house, right? 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

Democratic debate takes on a more polite tone

first_imgDES MOINES – Call it the duck analogy: Tuesday’s Democratic debate, coming amid an intensifying effort to win Iowa’s first voting caucuses, made the presidential contest seem calm on the surface even as the campaigns are paddling feverishly below. In the two-hour debate broadcast on NPR, seven candidates politely discussed the U.S. relationship with China, immigration policy and how to deal with Iran in light of new intelligence information indicating that the country halted its nuclear program in late 2003 and has shown no signs of resuming. Each also managed to show off particular expertise. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden demonstrated his mastery of international affairs; John Edwards displayed a fluency with trade matters. But the focus for most political observers remained on Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, who have stepped up a bitter war of words as polling has showed Obama opening up a slight lead in Iowa. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIn this format, the two chose to put aside their tough talk and generally found common ground on most topics. Clinton even said – “I agree with Barack” – at certain points, such as on the question of whether U.S. citizens should turn illegal immigrants over to law enforcement. Obama, in turn, toned down his criticism of Clinton’s Senate vote in September declaring the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization even as Edwards, Biden and Chris Dodd said the vote had amounted to a step toward war. “They largely pulled their punches because they realize that escalating a tit-for-tat mudfest presents risks all around,” Democratic strategist Dan Newman said. “The risk for Clinton is that it’s difficult to sling mud without getting a bit dirty yourself. And Obama needs to walk the tightrope of proving he’s tough enough to defend himself, while not being pulled into an ugly back and forth.” Indeed, the exchange over Clinton’s Iran vote was the only contentious moment in the forum, and it drew much less acrimony than it had in past debates. Clinton and Edwards tangled directly over the matter, with Edwards questioning how her vote matched her stated commitment to diplomacy with Iran and Clinton dismissing the criticism as an “outlandish” political charge. The New York senator also noted that Obama told a newspaper in 2004 that he would even consider a missile strike against Iran to take out its nuclear capacity, but Obama said only that her reference to the interview was “a bit misleading.” Nevertheless, the dialogue between the two leading candidates bore little resemblance to the campaign as it has played out in Iowa in recent days. Earlier Tuesday, Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle sent an e-mail to supporters accusing the Obama camp of placing negative phone calls about the New York senator to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Solis Doyle referred to the practice as “dirty tricks,” while the Obama campaign responded by calling the accusation a “falsehood” designed to smear Obama’s character.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_imgDonegal Fire Service currently has vacancies for Part-Time Retained Fire Fighters in the Killybegs and Donegal Town Brigades. An application form and further information is available via the following link:http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/recruitment/retainedfirefighterskillybegsanddonegaltown/ Donegal Fire Service is a Retained Fire Service.In a Retained Fire Service all fire-fighters are employed on a part time basis and turn out for incidents as and when required to do so.Fire-fighters juggle their role as a fire-fighter with their normal daily routine.Donegal Fire Service responds to approximately 1,000 emergency call-outs per annum shared out across the 15 Fire Brigades within the county. These incidents range from fires, rescue from road traffic collisions, rescue from flooding and dealing with HazMat incidents to name but a few.There are fifteen Fire Stations strategically located across county Donegal, from Carndonagh right down to Glencolmcille.Most of these Stations are classified as Single-Pump Stations and have a crewing level of 9 personnel.There are two larger Fire Stations in the higher populated towns of Letterkenny and Buncrana and they are classified as Two-Pump Stations; these stations have a crewing level of 15 personnel.This means that there is a total staffing compliment of over 140 fire-fighters covering the county of Donegal. The Fire Service is a Uniformed Service and there is a command structure in place.There are three ranked personnel within each Fire Brigade – the Station Officer; the Sub-Station Officer and the Fire-fighter/Driver.The rest of the crew members are designated as fire-fighters.Each Fire Brigade is headed up by a Station Officer. This is a person who has an extensive experience within the Fire Service and is the person in charge of the Brigade.He/she controls the activities of the Fire Brigade during an incident, organises on-site training throughout the year and manages the Fire Station on a day-to-day basis.The Station Officer is supported in his role by the Sub-Station Officer and he/she would fill in for the Station Officer when that person is on leave etc.The next person in the command chain is the Fire-fighter/Driver.This person is the designated driver of the Fire Appliance and he/she must make sure that the Appliance is ready to roll at a moments notice, that all the equipment on board is working correctly and he/she also operates the on-board main pump when attending at fire-related incidents.Recruits to the Fire Service undergo intensive training before they are formally appointed.This includes a 3-week Retained Recruit Fire-fighter Course, a 2-week Initial Breathing Apparatus Wearers Course and a 2½ day Compartment Fire Behaviour Course.In addition to this initial training all fire-fighters take part in 6 hours of on-site training per month at their local Station.This training takes place in the evenings, usually between 19.00hrs – 22.00hrs, and ensures that fire-fighters keep their skill sets up-to-date.All fire-fighters also receive 4 weeks holidays each year, usually taken in blocks of one week, two weeks and one week.Joining the Fire Service is not for everyone.All fire-fighters carry a pager and once a 999 emergency call is made requesting the Fire Service the pagers of all fire-fighters from the appropriate Brigade go off.This can happen any time of the day or night and on any day of the year.Fire-fighters then have 5 minutes to get from their home or place of work, get into their protective fire kit, and leave the Station onboard the Fire Appliance.This is why it is a strict condition of joining the Fire Service that the individual must live and work within 2.5kms from their local Station in order to ensure that personnel can muster at their Station in the allowable time.The skills and attributes that are required in order to be selected as a Fire-fighter are that: the candidate must be of good character; be of good health and be physically fit; have attained a good level of education and be a good communicator.In addition potential candidates must also have a head for heights; have good dexterity and not suffer from claustrophia.If you think that this type of job would interest you and that you have the necessary skills and attributes mentioned above then we want to hear from you.INTERESTED IN JOINING THE DONEGAL FIRE SERVICE? was last modified: March 4th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesjobsnewslast_img read more

Manchester United midfielder wanted by Roma in £15million deal

first_img Marouane Fellaini in action for Manchester United 1 Roma are preparing a summer swoop for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to reports in Italy.The Serie A side have been scouting the Belgian since January and believe he would be an ideal acquisition. Roma are wary of losing Radja Nainggolan to Chelsea and view Fellaini as the man to fill his boots if he goes.And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they are willing to splash £15m to prise the former Everton man away from Old Trafford.United are currently planning to keep hold of the 28-year-old – but could be tempted into a sale if a sizeable offer is made.Fellaini still has two years to run on his contract at Old Trafford, which expires in the summer of 2018.last_img read more