December 30

Man United starlet to leave despite match-winning performance?

first_img Adnan Januzaj celebrates scoring against Aston Villa 1 Juventus have been put on alert after it emerged Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj could be available for loan this summer.  The Belgian youngster has made a positive start to the season for United, scoring the winner in their 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Friday.But it is understood Januzaj is eyeing up a move to a club in Europe as he goes in search of more regular first-team football.According to Tutto Mercato, Juve are keen on making contact with the 20-year-old if United give him permission to leave.With a plethora of midfield options at his disposal this season, United boss Louis van Gaal is open to letting Januzaj go out on loan but is unlikely to make a final decision until the closing days of the transfer market.last_img read more

December 30

Liverpool League Cup hero responds to Anfield exit rumours in talkSPORT interview

first_imgLucas Leiva insists he takes no notice of speculation he could be replaced at Liverpool.The Brazilian appeared set to leave Anfield last summer, with a move to Turkish club Besiktas on the cards, but eventually worked his way back into former manager Brendan Rodgers’ plans.He has now made 25 appearances for the club this season, but that has not stopped the rumours he could be moved on as Jurgen Klopp looks to re-shape his squad.But Leiva, now 29, simply brushes off the rumours.“It is my ninth season with the club and there is always speculation and interest from other clubs,” he told the Sports Bar. “But I have always showed a lot of passion for the club and I love to be here and play for the club.“Sometimes things don’t go the right way and at the moment everyone is speculating about the manager bringing in new players, but it’s been like this since I arrived really.“I just need to keep going and keep working because I think I’ve been having a very good season.”Having booked their place at Wembley for the final of the League Cup with a penalty shoot-out win over Stoke City on Tuesday night, the Reds are now setting their sights on a trophy and a top four Premier League finish under new boss Klopp.Leiva added: “We have taken it [the League Cup] seriously and showed how much we care about it. Now we’ve got to Wembley, which is where we wanted to be, and now we wait to see who we will play.“Hopefully we will get a title for the club. We’ve been working really hard and I think we deserve something good this season.“Jurgen is a strong character who shows his passion and he is passing the message on to all the squad. Of course sometimes we would like the performance to be better but we have to understand it might take a little bit of time. We’ve been showing passion and determination and trying to do what he wants us to do and that belief got us through [against Stoke].“Of course it’s still possible [to finish in the top four] but we need to have a good run of games, and if we do that and get a bit closer than maybe we can start to think about it.“At the moment we need to improve with each game and see what we can take to the end of the season.”last_img read more

December 30

Turks shell Kurdish border region after 12 soldiers killed in ambush

first_img 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.“I’m heartened that he seems to be implying a reluctance on their part to act unilaterally, and I think that’s a good thing,” Gates said. “I didn’t have the impression that anything was imminent.” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a phone conversation Sunday night that Turkey expected “speedy steps from U.S.” in cracking down on Kurdish rebels, and that Rice expressed sympathy and asked “for a few days” from him. Turkey’s Parliament last week authorized the government to deploy troops across the border, and the military confirmed that soldiers were chasing the rebels and pounding 63 suspected positions with artillery. Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek would not say, however, whether some of those positions were on Iraqi soil. SIRNAK, Turkey – Kurdish rebels ambushed a Turkish military convoy on Sunday less than three miles from the Iraqi border, killing 12 soldiers in the face of growing threats by Turkey to cross the rugged frontier and root out the guerrillas. Turkey shelled the border region in response to the attack, and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani – himself a Kurd – ordered the rebels to lay down their arms or leave Iraq. Turkey dismissed his call, saying the time had come for action. Despite the harsher rhetoric, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday it appears Turkey’s military is not on the verge of invading Iraq’s most stable region in pursuit of the rebels – an incursion strongly opposed by the United States and Iraq. Gates told reporters that in a meeting with Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul he advised against a major cross-border incursion despite the continuing provocations. last_img read more

December 30

ONE OF LETTERKENNY’S MOST FAMOUS SHOPS IS LATEST VICTIM OF RECESSION

first_imgONE of Letterkenny’s most famous shops has become the latest victim of the recession.Michael Gallagher’s Menswear has been open in the Cathedral Town for the past 25 years.But the outlet has now announced it is having a closing down sale on Friday next, March 25th. President of the Letterkenny Chamber, Pat McGinley, said he was very sad to hear the news.Mr McGinley, who is a personal friend of owner Michael Gallagher, said it was a very sad day for the town and for the county.“Business has dwindled and Michael eventually had to call it a day. It reflects the problems currently being experienced in the economy,” he said.As well as Mr Gallagher, there are two full-time staff at the shop.  EndsONE OF LETTERKENNY’S MOST FAMOUS SHOPS IS LATEST VICTIM OF RECESSION was last modified: March 20th, 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)last_img read more

December 30

BREAKING NEWS: CREDITORS MEETING TODAY FOR FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE

first_imgA CREDITORS’ meeting for bust Buncrana furniture company Flanagan’s will take place at a hotel this morning in Ballybofey.There will also be a creditor’s meeting at the same venue – Jackson’s Hotel – 30 minutes later for a separate limited company trading from the same Buncrana address – New Craft Furniture Limited.The Flanagan’s creditors meeting will take place at 9.30am, and New Craft’s meeting will take place at 10am. Anyone owed money by either company or who has furniture left there for repairs is advised to arrive early.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: CREDITORS MEETING TODAY FOR FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:BallybofeybuncranaFlanagan’s FurnitureNew Craft Furniture Limitedlast_img read more

December 29

Funny video of sport mascots gatecrashing photos

first_imgWhether you want them to or not, mascots are there to manufacture and enforce fun at sport events.That’s right, clubs pay people to dress up in dinosaur and bear costumes to run around the pitch and dance for you.Because that’s what you want, right? FUN.But not all mascots are bad, with some enjoying the occasional punch up and others gatecrashing photos…last_img

December 29

‘Johnson got what he deserved but Sunderland will miss his quality’ – Allardyce

first_img1 Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has admitted his frustration with losing Adam Johnson and Emmanuel Eboue from his squad during the club’s battle to avoid relegation.The Black Cats boss insists Johnson, who has just started a six-year prison sentence for engaging in sexual activity with a child, got exactly what he deserved, but nevertheless conceded the club will miss his and Eboue’s quality.Allardyce said: “We have lost a hugely-talented player in Adam Johnson, irrespective of his indiscretions.“He’s got what he deserved, but I have lost a talented player that I would have liked to have kept, but it’s taken out of my hands by other factors.“Emmanuel Eboue – what part might he have played for us in the next eight games? Who knows now? I won’t be able to find out, a man as experienced as him at 32 years old.”Ivorian defender Eboue, who joined the club in a short-term deal only earlier this month, is having his Stadium of Light contract cancelled after being hit with a one-year playing ban by FIFA.The former Arsenal man is facing a year out of the game over a debt owed to former agent Sebastian Boisseau.Sunderland’s response was to serve notice of termination of the player’s contract, a decision over which he has two weeks to appeal.But Allardyce, who insists the club knew nothing of the matter until a few days ago, said there could yet be a way back for Eboue after an eventful few weeks which have also seen Johnson sacked and chief executive Margaret Byrne resign.He said: “It’s bizarre. It has been rather, in off-the-field activities, something I haven’t experienced before, but as a professional and as experienced as I am, you have to deal with it and deal with it the way it needs to be dealt with.“There’ll still be a door open if those problems are sorted in the next seven to 14 days. If that’s the case, there may be a way back, but it’s hugely frustrating having spent so much time – and him committing so much time.“There we go, but he probably relied on other people too much and didn’t keep a close enough eye on it himself to make sure it didn’t get to this situation, but unfortunately it has.” Frustrated Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce last_img read more

December 29

‘Chelsea and Mourinho ruined Joe Cole’s game!’ – Ray Winstone tells talkSPORT

first_imgRay Winstone believes Chelsea and Jose Mourinho played a part in Joe Cole’s ‘downfall’.West Ham academy product Cole was the ‘next big thing’ in his teenage years, as Europe’s biggest clubs chased his signature and the nation had high hopes for the London-born attacker.Cole – now 34 years old and playing in League One with Coventry City – went on to win three FA Cups, three Premier League titles and two League Cups in a seven-year career with Chelsea after leaving Upton Park in 2003.He earned 56 caps with England in a career ravaged by injury, a feat surpassed by fellow youth-team stars Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand.And, when asked about not matching the careers of some other players in Tony Carr’s West Ham youth team, Hollywood star and avid Hammers fan Winstone told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “I think it’s down to him going to Chelsea to be honest.“They tried to change his game.“When you have a player that great – I remember watching Manchester United coming to Upton Park.“Their midfield was probably the best in Europe at the time – and we had Michael Carrick, [Frank] Lampard and Joey Cole. We were 2-0 down at half-time and Joey Cole took them apart in the second half.“This kid, he got the ball and he ran at people. “When he went to Chelsea, Mourinho tried to make him get back and defend. When you have a player of that quality, you don’t want to change his game.“I think that was the downfall of Joe Cole – although he had a fantastic career.”last_img read more

December 29

Eva Carneiro’s tribunal case against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho to start today

first_img Eva Carneiro 1 An employment tribunal brought by former Chelsea first-team doctor Eva Carneiro against the club and former manager Jose Mourinho is scheduled to begin today.Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and has a separate, but connected, personal legal action against Mourinho, who left the club in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination.The case, which is anticipated to be heard over seven to 10 days until June 24, is due to open at Croydon Employment Tribunal in south London, but could be settled at any time.All three parties must agree to a settlement for the tribunal, which would be accessible to the public and the media, to be averted.Private hearings in January and February took place without a resolution and it appears the case will proceed to the tribunal.Witness statements and documents – including texts and emails – would likely be made public, while Carneiro, Mourinho and representatives from Chelsea could be called to appear as witnesses.It could overshadow the start of Mourinho’s employment at Old Trafford after he was named Louis van Gaal’s successor on May 27.Chelsea have declined to comment on the case, but supported Mourinho even after his employment as manager was terminated.Whether or not Chelsea will continue to support Mourinho now he is employed by a rival club is unclear.Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn were criticised by Mourinho and dropped from first-team duties following the draw with Swansea on the opening day of the 2015-16 Premier League season, on August 8 2015.The pair went on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard, an action which meant that Chelsea were temporarily down to nine men as they had already had goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sent off.Afterwards Mourinho called Carneiro and Fearn “impulsive and naive”.The 42-year-old doctor did not appear on the bench again for first-team duties and later parted company with the club, while Fearn continues to be employed by Chelsea and returned to the first-team bench in March.Mourinho was cleared of using discriminatory language towards Carneiro following an investigation by the Football Association.Afterwards, Carneiro and the Football Association’s independent board member, Dame Heather Rabbatts, criticised the governing body for not interviewing the doctor as part of its investigation.Carneiro has also had backing from Fifa’s medical chairman, Michel D’Hooghe, who contacted the doctor to offer his support and that of the world governing body. He has backed Carneiro’s insistence that she was simply doing her job.last_img read more

December 29

Boks responds

first_imgAlso the Los Angeles Police Department from West Valley and the firemen from Roscoe Boulevard were also so kind. I may look like a very tired bloodhound right now, but I am a very grateful one. – Carol Mallonee Woodland Hills Wildlife threat Re “Protection for mountain areas OK’d by House” (Dec. 5): Lisa Friedman’s article about the Rim of the Valley Study Act identifies yet another reason why Las Lomas, a massive 555-acre, 5,500 unit development proposed at the junction of Interstate 5 and State Route 14, should be stopped. Along with the negative impacts on traffic, air quality and infrastructure, Las Lomas would jeopardize the same wildlife corridor that the Rim of the Valley Study Act will help protect. The Federal Rim of the Valley legislation seeks to secure an important Los Angeles County wildlife corridor. Each of the 326 Congress members who overwhelmingly passed this legislation need to know that the proposed development endangers the same priceless natural resources they voted to guard from municipal encroachment and urban sprawl. – Andrew G. Fried Agua Dulce Not mainstream Re “Romney addresses Mormonism, more” (Dec. 7): Mitt Romney said, “Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world.” Huh? Apparently Romney, the flip-flopping prophet of GOP profit, doesn’t understand the U.S. Constitution or that the U.S. is still a secular nation with freedom of religion. Romney is trying to convince the far-right Christians that he would continue to carry on President Bush’s intolerance, torture, war, greed and the abandonment of the poor, the middle class, the law and the Constitution. Bush’s far-right Christians and the Cheney/Rove neocons have never represented mainstream American values. – Jerold Drucker Tarzana Paul’s the man Re “Ending war will take courage” (Dec. 9): Walter Cronkite and David Krieger correctly argue that the Iraq war has eroded our rights, and we should bring our troops home now. A “conservative” presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has also opposed the Iraq war from Day One. He opposes the Patriot Act attack on the Bill of Rights, and opposes preemptive wars against countries that are no threat to us. I urge you to remember Dec. 15, the anniversary of the Bill of Rights, and register as a Republican so you can vote for Ron Paul on Feb. 5. – Bruce K. Bell Moorpark Shameful act Condoleezza Rice shames both Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks by sponsoring a so-called Mideast Peace Conference at Annapolis, but barring Israeli Jews from entering through the same door as Arabs – when Jews were foremost in fighting for the rights of African-Americans. – Aaron L. Kolom Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Animal deaths rise in L.A. shelters” (Dec. 7): The article provides a reasonably fair snapshot of how our animal care centers increasingly try to meet the challenge of treating injured or ill animals. Except for one important thing: outrageous allegations by a couple of activists that a substantial, though unspecified, number of dogs are dying because of fighting and/or illness due to overcrowded conditions. One blatantly false claim is that there are eight or 10 or 12 dogs in a cage. This charge can be immediately refuted by simply walking through any one of our six centers. Animal Services has implemented a program of “secret shoppers” to inspect all six centers and never once has a shopper found more than five small dogs in a kennel run, and almost always far fewer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIf more than a handful of dogs have died as a result of fighting in our kennels over the past two years, I have yet to see any documented evidence, and that’s out of more than 47,000 that we have cared for during that time. – Ed Boks General manager, Los Angeles Department of Animal Services Thanks to all On Nov. 30, I was involved in an accident at Victory Boulevard and Woodlake Avenue at about l0:30 a.m. I suffered a concussion and was a little “fluffy,” but I would like to thank the two ladies who stopped, contacted my family and stayed with me. last_img read more