Month: December 2019

VIDEO: Fabian Delph celebrating Manchester City’s win on his own in front of the fans

first_img1 Fabian Delph Fabian Delph is now our favourite City player: pic.twitter.com/NGzdHKg9SS— BlueMoonRisingTV (@BMRisingTV) November 3, 2015center_img Manchester City qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League last night and that achievement was not lost on Fabian Delph.The midfielder ran the length of the pitch during his warm down to celebrate in front of his own fans by himself.It was much to the amusement of the City fans who were perhaps just relieved he didn’t pull his hamstring again as he ran.Check out the video below!last_img read more

Poll: Gary Neville or Phil Neville?

first_img Former Manchester City stars Gary Neville and Phil Neville Gary Neville to Valencia – now there’s one we never saw coming!The Manchester United hero, England coach and top class pundit stunned the football world by becoming the La Liga side’s new manager on Wednesday.His move to Spain means he is reunited with brother Phil, who has been coaching at Valencia since June.And the Drivetime lads want to know which Neville brother gets your vote – so let us know in the poll below! 1last_img read more

‘Miracles do happen!’ Manchester United fans react to £27.5m man’s absence v Sunderand

first_imgManchester United take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.The team news has been confirmed and Marouane Fellaini has not been named in the Red Devils squad.Louis van Gaal said, “He [Fellaini] has played a lot of matches in a row and I need to rotate [the squad].” The Belgium international has been the source of much frustration from the Old Trafford faithful and the club’s fans appear optimistic over today’s game after his absence was confirmed. Take a look at the reaction to Fellaini’s exclusion below… Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini 1last_img read more

Ligue 1 star plays down Tottenham transfer talk

first_img Michy Batshuayi in action for Marseille 1 Tottenham target Michy Batshuayi insists he is focusing on performing for Marseille – despite talk of a big move this summer.?The Belgian, who has 13 league goals this season, was the subject of interest from the Premier League side in the January transfer window.Marseille refused to enter negotiations then – but Tottenham are expected to reignite talks in the summer.Spanish champions Barcelona have also been linked with Batshuayi, as have Borussia Dortmund.However, while flattered by all the speculation, the striker claims he is only thinking about the rest of the season.“Of course, I’m happy to read good reviews about yourself, but my focus is on Marseille and upcoming matches. I only think about that,” Batshuayi told La Dernière Heure.last_img read more

Giuliani reaches out to religious right

first_imgBut his reception was in stark contrast to the ovations for Huckabee, a one-time Baptist preacher who is a sentimental favorite of many religious conservatives. Huckabee mixed humor, biblical references and the rhythms of a man used to the pulpit as he implored the crowd to put values above politics and not make expedient decisions. He called for a constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be between a man and a woman and decried the “holocaust of liberalized abortion.” “We do not have the right to move the standards of God to meet cultural norms. We need to move the cultural norms to meet God’s standards,” he said, bringing the crowd to its feet. Their GOP rivals, in speeches Friday, courted the conservative religious voters, who have a tradition of influence in elections. In the straw poll Romney came in first with 1,595 votes, followed closely by Huckabee with 1,565. Significantly, however, Huckabee won more than half of the 953 voters who voted at the conference; Romney received 99 votes among conference attendees.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Rudy Giuliani tried to find peace with a restless bloc of the Republican Party on Saturday, telling religious conservatives not to fear him for his stand on issues such as abortion or expect he would change purely for political advantage. The GOP presidential candidate won praise for simply showing up before an audience that has been casting about for the best social conservative in the Republican field. But two former governors, Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, shared the limelight with the former New York mayor, handily winning the top two spots in a straw poll of “values voters” conducted by the conservative Family Research Council. Giuliani sought common ground with Christian conservatives by casting himself as an imperfect man who has asked for guidance through prayer. He recalled crossing himself during his first day of law school after 16 years of attending Catholic schools. He offered assurances that despite his support for abortion rights, he would seek to lower the number of abortions. He pledged that if elected, he would appoint conservative judges, support school choice and insist on victory in Iraq – all issues important to the audience at the Values Voter Summit. The straw poll, conducted online and at the conference, placed Giuliani in eighth place, second to last. The top vote-getter was Romney, who unlike Giuliani, worked actively to encourage supporters to vote for him. Huckabee was close behind, but won overwhelmingly among voters who cast the ballots onsite at the event. In a 40-minute speech that drew respectful applause, Giuliani invoked, as he often does, Ronald Reagan’s admonition that “my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy.” “My belief in God and reliance on his guidance is at the core of who I am, I can assure you of that,” Giuliani said. “But isn’t it better for me to tell you what I believe rather than change my positions to fit the prevailing wind?” It was among his better received lines. “He won simply by coming,” said Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, which sponsored the three-day conference. “He helped himself; he certainly didn’t lose any ground.” last_img read more

Beginning of parenthood marks the end of selfishness

first_img“That’s mom,” the mom offered. “Seems nice,” I lied. “Oh, she’s not,” she said, offering a hand. “I’m Trudy.” Who suddenly wanted to know my son’s age, if children become less trouble as they grow, how long it takes for them to sleep all night and do children always wreck marriages? To this onslaught I replied: “13, no, until they reach 12 pounds and more or less.” “This is a surprise baby,” she offered, bouncing the big-eyed creature on a knee. “I was on the pill when I got pregnant. She’s 2 months old, and I’ve been married for seven months.” Is it just me? Or do I have the kind of face that makes people tell me things like that? Or is it a bigger issue, a systemic problem fostered by 30 years of pseudo analysis and tell-Dr.-Phil everything? Seriously this was right up there on the too- personal-scale with the day a woman in a string bikini strolled up to me at a hotel pool asking, “Do I look pregnant?” She didn’t. But here I was again, the Dutch uncle. “I was in labor for 12 hours. Do you know what that feels like?” No. But having been through labor a few times as an innocent bystander I can attest to pain that causes women to threaten men with both murder and divorce. “Look, Caddie!” Trudy told the toothless baby who was smiling like a porpoise. “The man likes you!” Caddie is short for Cadmium, a toxic sulfide found in zinc ore which – along with plutonium – doesn’t crop up much on lists of baby names. Trudy, it turns out, is a painter and 25, and this unexpected baby has forced a sweet but terrible transition in her life that I told her might get written about because I write about all sorts of things. Right about then, Trudy handed me Caddie so she could walk around the room and arch a back that has – she explained – pained her since she went from the “low hundreds to high hundreds” during pregnancy. “I’m really a thin person in a fat suit,” she said, unnecessarily reminding me that women do all the heavy lifting on the road to sainted motherhood. “You give up everything for a baby,” she said, before iterating everything that she had given up. Freedom, art, reading, walks with her boyfriend (now husband), ski weekends and the idea that she can do anything she wants. “And I don’t think any of those things are coming back,” she said, looking at me like I’d have an answer when I didn’t. Because all that she said was true. Babies do signal the end of some important things, but also the beginning of things far more important. Call it sweet agony. Or just agony. But I did tell her that this was the hard part, when you’re sleep-starved like a POW and ready to spill your life story on a complete stranger. She thought that was funny and when my son appeared drugged and using his gauze-filled mouth to do a Brando impression, she said, “What a beautiful boy.” And she meant it like she probably couldn’t have before this baby transported her to a different place. Face it, parenthood changes us in all sorts of ways. For instance, I didn’t even flinch when my zonked son asked a traffic cop we came up on at a light, “What’s the officer, problem?” But it wasn’t until later that I remembered what I should have told Trudy. I should have told her that what she’s feeling is the end of selfishness. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at www.dailybreeze.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“No,” I replied, “my son is.” “Rotten? Mine is rotten.” Actually, his was a baby tooth hiding an impacted sideways-growing incisor that would be banded like a salmon, hooked to a tiny tow chain then attached to the braces that will pull it into place for a mere $1,500. Tooth yanking is, of course, one of the three oldest professions. The other two are prostitution and bothering strangers in waiting rooms. “Wait here!” Grandma demanded before going in to lose the rotten tooth. `Why is my baby looking at the big, mean man?” It so happened that I was the big, mean man in question though I was unaware of this for some oblivious minutes as I sat in an oral surgeon’s waiting room reading to the sound of nurses who had emerged to coo-coo and caw over the adjacent baby and mom. Mom, swaddled in a tent of expandable maternity clothes, who had burst in moments before with grandma in tow. Sweet grandma, who bellowed at the receptionist, “I don’t plan on waiting for a half-hour, honey!” Then to me, the only nonrelative in the joint, “You in here to get a tooth pulled?” last_img

Raises questions

first_imgYears ago Howard Jarvis spearheaded Proposition 13, which kept the city from taxing people right out of their homes. Voters are supposed to approve new taxes, but now the city of Los Angeles is doing end runs around Proposition 13 by tacking new fees on to everything. How many new cops has the mayor’s trash fees hired? Has money for new cops been pulled out of the budget and been replaced with the new trash fees? What has happened to that money? What is the city attorney doing while this goes on? Who is looking out for the taxpayers? These are just new taxes for things we are supposed to already be getting for our tax dollars. – Mike Leptuch Organizations making long-range conference plans need to check their schedules carefully. Prefontaine’s references to Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are from another era and not relevant to the current issue. The LAUSD and city officials need to do much more than appeal to the CHSSA. They should lead other school districts in the state in pledging a boycott of the tournament. This would send a message to Prefontaine and her borderline anti-Semitic colleagues at the CHSSA. – Abraham Hoffman Valley Glen Appalled I was appalled by Sharon Prefontaine’s anti-Semitic comments about the “choices” that must be made by Jewish children, either forgo observance of a major religious holiday or forgo participating in a statewide educational competition. Her excuse is that Jewish board members initially failed to note the conflict in dates. Prefontaine’s comparisons with Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg are even more appalling. Koufax and Greenberg were grown men who chose to report for work, or not, on religious holidays. Koufax is considered to be a hero by Jewish children, Greenberg is not. California has no place for an Ann Coulter clone to be involved with our children in any way. Prefontaine must resign. – Jason L. Weisberg Los Angeles Not good enough Re “Man found guilty of killing couple” (Nov. 30): The case of the convicted murderer Gregory Miner points to a completely proper use of the death penalty. He and accomplices of unknown number and names viciously murdered two elderly people in their home. He could have been given the death penalty, but was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Good, but not good enough. The judge should have said, “Mr. Miner, if, in the next 30 minutes, you give the prosecutor the names of everyone who was with you in the Laskys’ house when the murders occurred, you will be allowed to live out your life in prison. Otherwise you will be sentenced to death by the most painful legal method available in the state of California.” – Sinclair Buckstaff Northridge Best, brightest I have no problem paying the salaries required to hire and retain the best and brightest to work in the public sector. These people provide the essential services we need and we shouldn’t underestimate the value of those services. The problem big city/county government has is the small “best and brightest” contingency does the majority of the work while the others’ effort ranges from good to taking up space. Until we rid ourselves of the Civil Service System the slackers and coasters hide behind, along with the automatic annual pay raises, we will always be overpaying public employees as a group. – Ken Berkman Agoura Hills Holiday blights I am both surprised and disappointed to see all of the holiday lights that have been displayed since the Thanksgiving weekend. Wake up, people! Haven’t you heard of the energy crisis? We are supposed to be saving energy, not using more of it. At least wait until the week before the holiday to turn them on. – Sue Kent West Hills160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsPacoima CHHSA’s insult Re “Jewish students must choose between Seder, state debate,” (Nov. 30): You don’t have to read between the lines to see the insulting and insensitive comments made by Sharon Prefontaine, president of the California High School Speech Association, to the state’s Jewish community. Recently I bought a 2008 calendar for only a dollar at Michael’s. It’s nonsectarian, but it clearly lists Passover as starting the evening of April 19. last_img read more

TOURISM BOOST AS STUNNING MALIN HEAD MARINE PROJECT SET TO BE LAUNCHED

first_imgMalin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, is widely accepted as one of Donegal’s most important tourism resources. The region is set to get another tourism boost after it was announced that Donegal County Council in conjunction with the Loughs Agency, Failte Ireland, Malin Head Development Association and National Parks and Wildlife Service are in the process of developing Malin Head as a key visitor destination.To this end funding amounting to €220,341 has been secured from the Interreg IV Programme through the SEUPB to complete a number of actions. Donegal County Council previously provided funding of approximately €35,000 to develop interpretation signage for Malin Head and the surrounding area.Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely said similar to the ethos behind the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal County Council see the Malin Head project as an evolving venture which will build and develop over the years.“Malin Head is an area that is rugged, unspoilt and spectacular.“It offers a great visitor experience from walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora and is a wonderful attraction for the Inishowen Peninsula. “It is the intention of Donegal County Council to develop Malin Head as a first class visitor attraction that helps service the needs of the local community and businesses as well as visitors to the county,” he said.The current phase of the project work is now complete and includes:Roads (widening and passing bays to allow ease of access).Pathways (800m of walkways along the scenic Malin Head point between Banbas Crown and Hells Hole).Accessible viewing platform with multi-lingual talking telescopes. Upgraded parking area to the west of Malin Head with signage and talking telescope.Interpretative Signage Panels for the Walks – Seating.The Malin Head Marine Tourism Project will be launched at Malin Head Community Association, Ballygorman, Malin Head on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 11.00amTOURISM BOOST AS STUNNING MALIN HEAD MARINE PROJECT SET TO BE LAUNCHED was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesMalin HeadMarine ProjectnewsNoticestourismlast_img read more

€23K FOR ACADAMH NA hOLLSCOLAÍOCHTA GAEILGE

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh€22,341 ceadaithe ag an Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., d’Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta GaeilgeD’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh, T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas €22,341 ceadaithe aige d’Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge chun forbairt agus córasú a dhéanamh ar an infreastruchtúr teileachumarsáide atá sna hionaid Ghaeltachta i nGaoth Dobhair, ar an gCeathrú Rua agus i gCarna.Ag fógairt an deontais, dúirt an tAire Stáit McHugh go raibh sé an-sásta go raibh ar a chumas an cúnamh seo a chur ar fáil don Acadamh. “Tabharfaidh an deontas seo deis don Acadamh an córas teileachumarsáide a fhorbairt sa dóigh is go mbeidh siad ina bpríomhionad náisiúnta do thumchláir teanga sa tír”. ******************€22,341 sanctioned by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh T.D., for Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta GaeilgeMinister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, T.D., announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of €22,341 for Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge for the development and systemisation of the telecommunications infrastructure in its Gaeltacht centres in Gaoth Dobhair, an Ceathrú Rua and Carna.Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said that he is very pleased to be in a position to provide such a grant for An tAcadamh “This grant will give An tAcadamh the opportunity to develop the telecommunications system so that it will be the first stop for language immersion programmes in the country”.  €23K FOR ACADAMH NA hOLLSCOLAÍOCHTA GAEILGE was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 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:Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge]Gaoth DobhairJoe McHughlast_img read more

‘Would love this £56m-rated striker at United, but not with Van Gaal as manager’

first_img Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring Everton’s second goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final Romelu Lukaku could be one of the most wanted strikers in the summer transfer window.The Everton striker has grabbed the headlines for his goalscoring exploits in the Premier League this season, and his recent brace against Chelsea to seal his side’s progression to the semi-finals of the FA Cup will have only heightened his value to his suitors.Blues fans expressed frustration at their former forward proving crucial at Goodison Park at the weekend, but one club’s set of fans, in particular, are desperate to seal his signature… 1last_img read more