30 Dec

‘Ibrahimovic could be a rock star – he just doesn’t give a s**t!’

first_img1 Each week, a leading band or musician takes the talkSPORT Starting XI. Ladies and gentlemen… Matt Nicholls from Bring Me The Horizon…Who would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?I don’t know if Rotherham could afford many! It would just be nice to have someone who can put the ball in net.If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?“Don’t Let Me Drown” (Drown by Bring Me The Horizon)Which football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)?I’m sorry, but it would have to be Rotherham’s New York Stadium. I’ve been trying to make it happen for ages!Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?Zlatan Ibrahimovic – he just doesn’t give a s**t at the end of the day.Brit award or Premier League trophy?Premier LeagueWhen you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall?I didn’t really have many music posters when I was younger. It was more computer game posters. I did have loads of football posters though. Mainly ones from Shoot magazine with Ryan Giggs and all the classic 90s players.Elvis was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football?Steve Evans – he’s mental! He splits opinion, but for me he’s the king. I was apprehensive to start with, but you can’t argue with two back to back promotions and championship survival last year.If you were in charge of your club’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?Anything by Bring Me The Horizon. I would love it if one of the players was a fan of the band!Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?Recently, Jonson Clarke-Harris has been an exciting signing. He’s got massive potential but needs more game time. Ben Pringle’s departure was a bit s**t. It was maybe time to go, but he was a big personality and a definite fan favourite.Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?Any player from Sheffield WednesdayWhat’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?The best has to be Three Lions. Worst is Vindaloo by Fat Les. Bring Me The Horizon last_img read more

30 Dec

‘It’s important to get behind Rodgers now and stop being moronic!’ – Liverpool fans react to victory over Aston Villa

first_img1 Liverpool, and Daniel Sturridge in particular, may have just bought Brendan Rodgers some more time in the Liverpool hotseat after an invaluable win at home to Aston Villa.The England striker, playing in only his second game in six months, scored twice following James Milner’s opener after only one minute.Rudy Gestede twice pulled goals back but the Reds managed to hang on for a vital three points.So did the players show ‘great character’? See the best reaction from Liverpool fans on social media below …  Brendan Rodgers center_img //storify.com/talksport/it-s-important-to-get-behind-rodgers-now-and-stop-.js?border=false[View the story “‘It’s important to get behind Rodgers now and stop being moronic!’ – Liverpool fans react to victory over Aston Villa” on Storify]last_img read more

30 Dec

Arsenal FC transfer news: Target not for sale, insists PSG chief

first_img Adrien Rabiot 1 Arsenal and Juventus target Adrien Rabiot will not be sold in January, according to Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo.The French midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes next month in a bid to force his way into the national team in time for Euro 2016.Juventus have reportedly held talks with Rabiot’s representatives and were favourites to land the 20-year-old but PSG chief Leonardo insists the youngster is staying put.“He is a young midfielder but he is ready to play”, he told Calcio Mercato.“PSG trust him a lot and I think he’ll remain at the club. PSG are playing lot of competitions and they will definitely need him.“The club is forced to win every year but they also need to think about the future.”last_img read more

30 Dec

Around Whittier

first_imgMac users groupmeets SaturdayNORWALK – The Whittier Area Macintosh Users Group will meet here from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 12722 Woods Ave.Members will demonstrate the new operating system from Apple called OS X “Leopard.” They will also answer questions and discuss Apple news.All are welcome to attend.For more information, call (562) 943-4919 or visit www.geocities.com/wamug.Up to speedon labor laws?The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League is sponsoring a 2008 Labor Law Update seminar from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Radisson Whittier Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave.Topics include wages and hours, leaves of absence and discrimination.The state Legislature, regulatory agencies and courts at the state and federal level have been changing the way you must do business. Learn the new ins and outs from Paul Fleck of the law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.Seating is limited. The cost is $50 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers and includes breakfast.Register and pay online 24 hours a day at www.sfschamber.com and clicking on “events” or call (562) 944-1616.Holiday boutiquevendors soughtNORWALK – Vendors are being sought for a holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive.Crafters who knit, crochet, work with wood, make greeting cards or other goods can register to sell their wares.A table for those 50 or older costs $10. For those younger than 50, a table costs $20.The event is free and open to the public.For more information or to register, call (562) 929-5580.Make a differencefor women awardSoroptimist International of Whittier is seeking applicants for its Making a Difference for Women Award. Eligible nominees are women who, through professional or personal activities, make extraordinary impacts and improve the lives of women and girls.The winner of the club-level award will compete for additional kudos at other levels of the Soroptimist International organization.Nominations should be turned in by Nov. 20.For more information, call Carol Fleck at (562) 698-1272.– From staff reports160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre For information on the watch program, visit www.nwnw.info.Pork feast tobenefit veteransSANTA FE SPRINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 invites you to make a pig of yourselves.Enjoy stuffed pork loin with all the fixings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the post, 11912 Rivera Road.Family, friends and neighbors are welcome. The cost is $5.95. All proceeds benefit veterans.For more information, call (562) 698-9059. The North Whittier Neighborhood Watch will host its eighth Night Out beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at 13597 Ankerton Ave.The purpose is for neighbors to get acquainted and establish a safer neighborhood for children, youths and senior citizens.California Highway Patrol officers, as well as sheriff’s deputies and representatives from Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office will be present.Several houses in the Neighborhood Watch area were burglarized in October. If residents see suspicious individuals in the area, they should call the Sheriff’s Department at (626) 330-3322.last_img read more

29 Dec

Celtic starlet eyed by Arsenal snubs interest to sign new five-year deal

first_img1 The young star in action with Celtic last season. Celtic have confirmed that Kieran Tierney has agreed a new five-year deal at the club.The young left-back has signed a contract that will keep him at Celtic Park until 2021, after enjoying a stellar debut campaign last season.New manager Brendan Rodgers has been immediately impressed with the defender, telling the Daily Record how it took just two days to realise the superstar potential Tierney possessed.“I saw in the first two days I was in charge that Kieran Tierney will be a top player,” said the news Hoops boss. “He’s a 19-year-old kid and probably before the start of last season no-one would have heard of him.“But I can tell you that I know from my experience of working in England in the middle section and at the top end of the league, that this kid will be a top player. For sure. Absolutely 100 per cent he will be.”The 19-year-old, who has been with the Scottish giants since he was just seven, was rumoured to be the subject of a potential bid from Arsenal.Tierney’s performances in the SPL had not gone unnoticed on the international stage either, with Scotland boss Gordon Strachan rewarding the defender with a call-up to the side in March earlier this year.last_img read more

29 Dec

West Ham will not welcome any bids for star man Payet, says Hammers chief

first_img1 Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring for France West Ham co-owner David Gold has reaffirmed his commitment to keeping hold of Dimitri Payet.The French schemer has lit up Euro 2016 this summer and has so far scored three goals for Les Bleus from midfield.His performances, following on from last season’s impressive form, has attracted the attention of both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.As talkSPORT told you last week, it has been suggested in France that the chasing pack have been told that West Ham could be tempted into selling should they receive a bid of around £42m for the 29-year-old.But Gold insists they are hoping to avoid any summer interest in their star man, with the two European heavyweights both circling.He wrote on Twitter: “I have always said, we do not welcome any bid for Dimitri Payet.”last_img read more

29 Dec

UFC Fight Club podcast on talkSPORT 2: July 11, 2016

first_imgJoining Gareth A. Davies is a round up of the UFC 200 card with leading MMA journos, Adam Hill, Lance Pugmire and Heidi Fang.last_img

29 Dec

School lunch system found open to fraud

first_imgLast year, LAUSD sent verification letters to about 8,000 households. Of those, 1,700 didn’t respond, 176 went from the free to the reduced-price category, and only 36 were changed to full-pay status, said Dennis Barrett, director of food services at LAUSD. Those who didn’t respond – nearly 25percent of those sent verification letters – were removed from the program. But Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said the program should have more safeguards to limit potential fraud. “We all know that there’s going to be some level of fraud,” Coupal said. “There should be more significant consequences for defrauding a program like that, and we rarely see that kind of consequences flow from fraud. “The ultimate goal is to make sure that taxpayers aren’t being ripped off while at the same time trying the achieve the objective of the program.” The last time Congress examined how the government verifies the income of families applying for free and reduced-price lunches was in 2004 as lawmakers prepared to reauthorize the program. A number of federal audits found vast discrepancies between the census counts of low-income households and the number of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches. A study five years ago in New York City’s school district, only one larger than the LAUSD, found about $100 million in potential losses. While the Bush administration proposed strict new verification measures, advocates for the poor questioned the veracity of the studies and accused the administration of swiping tater tots out of the fingers of poor children. “The kinds of steps that were being considered were the types of things that would drive a lot of eligible families away,” said Zoe Neuberger, a senior policy analyst at the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities think tank in Washington, D.C. Those intent on eliminating government waste, however, argued – and still do – that maintaining a program’s fiscal integrity is critical. “Showing a pay stub shouldn’t be too much to ask,” said Brian Reidl, a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank who in 2003 estimated tighter income verification measures could save the program and the country $12 billion over 10 years. He and other conservatives argued that schools either boosted free-lunch participation or turned a blind eye to likely inaccuracies because the numbers act as a measure for poverty rates – which in many cases determines how much a school gets in funding for everything from books to teachers. Neuberger said she doesn’t expect Congress to take another big crack at income verification until the next reauthorization of the program in 2009. But she and others said they don’t expect a severe crackdown. “There are fairness concerns; there are budgetary concerns,” Neuberger said. But, she added, “There is almost agreement across the board that it is important to make the free and reduced-lunch program accessible to kids.” For the latest school news, go to www.insidesocal.com/education.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While the $8.2 billion national school lunch program is designed to provide meals to needy students, the system is fraught with loopholes that leave it open to rampant fraud. A recent government report said verification remains a problem in the program that provides about 6.6 billion meals to kids each year at a cost of about $10.2 billion. To participate in the program, parents complete applications listing their income. Random verification checks are performed, but from 2005 to 2006, the study found slightly more than one student in five students who applied and got served was actually ineligible – at a cost of $935 million. “Several data sources suggest that a significant number of ineligible children are receiving free or reduced-price meals,” the auditors wrote. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLos Angeles Unified School District officials, who sought verification for 8,000 applications last year, said they are in full compliance with the law. “Is there a potential to falsify income in any system in which you gather individual data and don’t review 100 percent of the applications? Yes, that risk exists,” said Michael Eugene, LAUSD’s business manager. “(But) since we’re in full compliance, our major focal point is to get meals to those students who need it.” The federal government requires school districts to audit 3percent of applicants from families whose income falls within $100 of the cutoff – those believed to be the most prone to reporting errors. A child from a family of four making $26,845 or less qualifies for the free-lunch program, while $38,203 is the limit for reduced-price lunches. last_img read more

29 Dec

Chaffey, SBVC to battle for early Foothill lead

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Both programs are ranked among the top 20 in the state, are off to 2-0 starts in conference and have enough weapons to put a scare into anyone. Jerome Habel, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, is averaging 16.7 points and 8.1 rebounds a game for No. 16 San Bernardino Valley (14-7, 2-0). Chris Adams (6-7, 10.9 points per game) is emerging as a quiet inside force and small forward Jamar Smith (22.3 ppg) showed he’s healthy after a high ankle sprain with 22- and 24-point performances in victories over Rio Hondo and Desert last week. “It’s going to be a war; it’s a rivalry game,” Chaffey coach Jeff Klein said. “They are the defending conference champions … and they have great size and great athleticism. When you have that combination, it’s scary.” No. 17 Chaffey (17-4, 2-0), without a lot of size, counters with the state’s most potent offense, a run-and-gun shooting show that averages 104 points a game – four better than No. 6 Fresno (19-4). Point guard T.J. Smith (17.9 ppg) usually leads that assault. But Chris Brown (14.8 ppg), Larry Dew (12.1) and Vince Alvarado (11.2) all average double figures in scoring, and any number of Panthers can score double figures when Chaffey is running on all cylinders. “I don’t think Chaffey can match our big men, and we can’t match their guard play,” San Bernardino Valley coach Phil Mathews said. “It’s their guard play against our front line play. They have a nice guard tandem, and we have a pretty good front line. That’s how it’s going to break down.” But who breaks down is anyone’s guess this early in conference play. That wasn’t the case – at least not early – during a 77-76 win over No. 18 Mt. San Jacinto (13-8, 1-1) on Saturday. But Chaffey continued to trap and press and shoot, and the Panthers turned a halftime deficit into what they hope is a momentum-building victory heading into a home game against a Wolverine team picked to win the Foothill Conference. Favorites, though, can change dramatically after today. “We’re looking super forward to the challenge,” Chaffey sophomore Ronnie Bullock said. “This is what you play for. You hope the preseason gets you ready for games like this, gets you ready to contend.” NO PAIN, NO GAIN Injuries dwindled Life Pacific’s 10-man roster down to six last week. But playing without John Anderson (Rialto High), Nate Hiner (Tehachapi High), Israel Miller (Pasadena High) and Mike Wilson (Hillcrest Christian High) didn’t keep the Warriors from winning four in a row until dropping a 65-51 game to Cal Maritime on Thursday. “They are coming together,” Life Pacific coach Bruce Victor said. “There’s a lot of chemistry right now.” Life Pacific (10-9, 2-0 in the Pacific Christian Athletic Conference) hosted West Coast Baptist on Tuesday – and the Warriors expected the return of both Hiner and Miller for that contest – and will continue its season on Saturday in Phoenix against Southwestern College at 5 p.m. OWLS SOARING Rebuilding the Citrus men’s basketball program didn’t take long. The Owls (14-7) passed their 2004-2005 win total with a 64-51 win over Los Angeles Valley on Saturday – which also put them atop the South Division of the Western State Conference with a 2-0 mark – and awoke on Monday to find they had moved into the No. 14 spot in the Southern California polls. The women’s program at Citrus (11-10, 2-0) moved above .500 for the first time since Nov. 19 with a 67-50 win over Los Angeles Valley. Forward Nicole Cunningham (Etiwanda High) collected 18 rebounds and 14 points in the win, and Alexis Pope (Ganesha High) scored 20 points. Both programs continue their seasons with a doubleheader that begins today at Canyons at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, Citrus will host Glendale in a doubleheader. QUOTEBOOK “I’ve done a lot at Cal Poly Pomona,” women’s basketball coach Paul Thomas said Saturday after enduring a program-worst 90-47 loss to Cal State Bakersfield. “You have All-Americans and national titles, and you lose games by 43 points. I’ve seen and done it all. That’s all part of the experience.” The women (5-6, 2-2) and men (7-4, 3-1) will continue their season with weekend doubleheaders against Chico State on Friday and Cal State Stanislaus on Saturday. Friday’s game – which is the annual “Pack the Gym Night” – will be aired live at www.broncoathletics.com and replayed at Adelphia Channel KADL/Channel 10 on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will be admitted into Friday’s game free with a Cal Poly Pomona I.D. Other fans can receive free admission by donating three canned food items for the athletic program’s annual charity drive. SCIAC STARTING Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action tips off today and two programs are looking to build off quality preseason performances. The women’s program at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9-2) will play at Redlands on Thursday, while Occidental’s men’s team (9-1) will begin its season tonight at La Verne (5-5). The Pomona-Pitzer men (6-5) and women (3-7) will host Whittier today and Thursday, respectively. The CMS men (6-5) will play at Redlands tonight and the La Verne women (2-7) will host Occidental on Thursday. HARRIS TO REDSHIRT Tests performed last week revealed a stress fracture in his foot that will sideline Cal State San Bernardino’s Prentice Harris (Upland High) at least a month. Harris, the closest thing the Coyotes have to a starting point guard, played in six games of the Coyotes’ scheduled 26, which puts him just under the limit of games an athlete can play before exhausting a year of eligibility. Harris is on track to finish his degree in the spring but said he would like to play next year while working on a graduate degree. WHAT OFFSEASON? The Cal Poly women’s volleyball team isn’t resting now, not even after the best campaign in the program’s history. No, they’re continuing to build for next season and that has begun with the Broncos having three high school seniors sign national letters of intent. Samantha Casey (Twentynine Palms High), Brittany Roderick (Redondo Beach High) and Natalia Gonzales (South Hills) were inked during the early signing period and figure to become key players in the Cal Poly system. Casey, a 5-10 outside hitter, earned first-team All-De Anza League honors and was the league’s MVP for three consecutive years. Roderick, a 5-9 setter, earned All-Bay League honors and Gonzales, a 5-11 outside hitter, was named the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Girls Volleyball Player of the Year. NOTABLE The Mt. SAC women’s basketball team (21-1) remained No. 2 in the latest state polls. The Mounties will travel to Los Angeles Harbor today before opening North Division action in the South Coast Conference on Friday when it hosts No. 3 Pasadena (15-2). The Mt. SAC men (10-9) will play the second half of the doubleheader, with the women tipping off at 5:30 p.m. … Both the men’s and women’s swimming programs at CMS are off to 3-0 starts in SCIAC action. CMS will host Occidental on Saturday. … WR Marquis Smith (A.B Miller/San Bernardino Valley College) finished his two-year degree and will move onto Henderson State University in Arkansas. Michelle Gardner contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Chaffey’s guard play vs. San Bernardino Valley’s front line. Neither side is making any secret of what an early Foothill Conference showdown between fierce rivals will amount to when the Wolverines hit the road tonight at 7 at Chaffey College. last_img read more

29 Dec

Job Vacancy: Dental surgery seeks full-time Receptionist

first_imgJob Vacancy: A Letterkenny-based dental practice is now recruiting for a full-time receptionist to join their professional and innovative team. Job description: Full-Time Dental ReceptionistExperience not necessary. To apply, please contact Station House Dental Surgery, Pearse Road, Letterkenny Co Donegal to collect an application form.Closing date for applications: Wednesday May 9th 2018.Job Vacancy: Dental surgery seeks full-time Receptionist was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Full timeJob VacancyletterkennyReceptioniststation house dentallast_img read more