first_img1 Andy Carroll returns to action for West Ham West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has hailed the return of Andy Carroll as ‘a massive boost.’The striker has been out since February with a knee injury, but he returned to action on Monday night as the Hammers defeated his old club Newcastle 2-0.And Cresswell believes the England international’s comeback will be a great help for the side as they look to kick on from their promising start under new boss Slaven Bilic.“Andy is a fantastic player, his heading ability is different class and it’s a massive boost for him coming back,” Cresswell told the West Ham website.“The fans gave him a great reception and hopefully he can get some goals for us.“It’s always hard for anyone being injured, watching the lads training when you’re working individually, so it’ll be a big boost for his confidence getting on the pitch.”last_img read more

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first_img1 Tottenham Hotspur fans aren’t happy with Federico Fazio.The Argentine star was given a chance to impress the White Hart Lane faithful as part of a much-changed Tottenham side who lost 2-1 to fierce rivals Arsenal in the League Cup on Wednesday night.Sadly, the lanky and ponderous centre-back put in a shocker of a showing. He lost possession cheaply, failed to win a single tackle and got the assist for Mathieu Flamini’s game-winning on-the-run volley.As you might expect, Spurs fans turned on the player who, believe it or not, helped guide Sevilla to glory in their 2014 Europa League triumph, and you can see their reaction below… Tottenham defender Federico Fazio last_img

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first_img Arsene Wenger Arsenal are sitting third in their Champions League group ahead of Tuesday night’s clash against Dinamo Zagreb.Arsene Wenger’s need to win and hope Olympiakos lose to Bayern Munich to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages, and we want to know how you think their campaign will finish… 1last_img

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first_imgArsenal face a must-win clash against title leaders Leicester City this weekend – and it’s live on talkSPORT.With the Foxes five points clear of their opponents at the top of the table, there can be no room for error from Arsene Wenger’s side.So, who will the French manager call upon for the tough clash?Will Francis Coquelin finally return to the starting line up?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal line up by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) 11 11 17. Alexis Sanchez (left wing) 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 11 11 11 16. Aaron Ramsey (centre midfield) 14. Theo Walcott (right wing) 11 11 11 11 11 11 5. Gabriel Paulista (centre back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield)last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityDavydenko withdrew from the match in the third set with a foot injury, and the ATP is conducting an investigation. “Tennis is vulnerable,” said Babcock, who is also administrator of the Grand Slam Committee. Since the Davydenko match, other players have said they have been approached by outsiders trying to influence a tennis match. Last month, Gilles Elseneer of Belgium said he was offered – and turned down – more than $100,000 to lose a first-round match against Potito Starace of Italy at Wimbledon in 2005. Britain’s Andy Murray, the 18th-ranked player, told the BBC on Tuesday that it was easy to throw a match. “It’s difficult to prove if someone has tanked a match or not tried because they can try their best until the last couple of games of each set and then make some mistakes, a couple of double-faults, and that’s it,” Murray said. “It’s pretty disappointing for all the players, but everyone knows it goes on.” LONDON – The four major organizations in professional tennis are joining together to keep match-fixing out of the sport. Two months after the men’s tour began an investigation into gambling on a match, the International Tennis Federation said Tuesday it is working with the ATP, the WTA Tour and the Grand Slam Committee to come up with a unified set of regulations to combat match-fixing and illegal betting. “We have to keep the integrity of the matches,” ITF spokesman Bill Babcock said. “I think we have that, but we have this looming cloud now that we have to dissipate.” Suspicions about match-fixing began after an online betting site, in an unprecedented move, voided bets on a match in August between fourth-ranked Nikolay Davydenko and 87th-ranked Martin Vassallo Arguello in Poland because of irregular betting patterns. A women’s match in September drew suspicion for unusual betting patterns. An online betting site briefly delayed payment after 120th-ranked Mariya Koryttseva beat No. 96 Tatiana Poutchek in the quarterfinals of a tournament in India. Eventually, bets were paid out, and both the WTA and the betting site said they doubt there was any wrongdoing connected to the match. Babcock said the group of tennis organizations is communicating with other sports, including horse racing and cricket. “Experts in those sports have found a way to keep those sports clean,” he said. “It’s a huge work in progress,” Babcock added. “It needs to conclude with expert resources. … We need to unify regulations.” Professional players are not allowed to bet on tennis, but Babcock said the sport has no intention to stop others from betting. “We’re not looking to regulate betting,” Babcock said. “We need to make sure we’re keeping matches clean.”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

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first_imgBut that is changing. “What’s changed in the past 10 years is that we see it in more people in the community (that have not been in hospitals),” said Dr. Elizabeth Bancroft, an epidemiologist with the county Department of Public Health. The study found that 15 percent of the infections are being found in the community. “These numbers show that many families are being affected by these drug-resistant infections,” said Dr. Denise Cardo, director of the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. “Health-care facilities need to make MRSA ( methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ) prevention a greater priority,” she said. Bancroft said the infections seen in the community are far less severe than those in health-care facilities. “Less than 10 percent never go to the blood or the bone. The majority are skin infections or urine infections,” she said. And by contrast, 36,000 people a year die of influenza, she said. The infections are common in prisons, among athletes and in the military, Bancroft said. The CDC reports that some of the factors that help spread the infections include skin-to-skin contact, openings in the skin such as cuts and abrasions, contaminated items and surfaces, crowded living conditions and poor hygiene.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.The motion was introduced by Supervisors Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Michael Antonovich. Burke said she wants the public to be more aware of these infections and introduced the motion so the county Department of Public Health can come back to the board with a report detailing the steps they’ve taken so far to deal with the problem and what can be done in the future. “This is something we really need to pay attention to,” Burke said. The bacteria causes skin infections, some minor, such as pimples and boils, but it can also cause serious problems such as bloodstream infections, surgical wound infections and pneumonia. They most frequently occur among persons in hospitals and health-care facilities who have weakened immune systems. HEALTH: The vote is prompted by research that found infection rate is higher than previously thought. By City News Service Citing a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a motion Tuesday to determine the public health threat posed by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus skin infections. The study, which was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the number of antibiotic-resistant staph infections are significantly higher than previously thought, with an estimated 19,000 people in 2005 killed and about 94,000 others becoming seriously ill with the infection. last_img read more

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December 30, 2019

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Pro Basketball 7 p.m.Exhibition: Denver at PhoenixTNT College Football 4:30 p.m.Boston College at Virginia TechESPN 4:30 p.m.Wofford at Western CarolinaESPNU ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball 5 p.m.World Series, Gm. 2: Colorado at BostonCh. 11710 6 p.m.Air Force at New MexicoVersus Golf 6 a.m.PGA European Mallorca ClassicGolf 9 a.m.Nationwide Miccosukee ChampionshipGolf NoonPGA Ginn ClassicGolf 3 p.m.Champions Schwab Cup ChampionshipGolf Hockey 7 p.m.Phoenix at DucksPrime830 7:30 p.m.Dallas at KingsFSN1150 Soccer 11:30 a.m.UEFA Cup: Getafe at TottenhamFSC, FSE 2 p.m.UEFA Cup: Larissa at Everton (delayed)FSC 4 p.m.MLS playoffs: D.C. United at ChicagoESPN2 4 p.m.South American Cup quarterfinals:FSE River Plate at Defensor 6:30 p.m.South American Cup quarterfinals:FSE Arsenal de Sarandi at Chivas Guadalajara College Soccer 8 p.m.Women: San Diego at PortlandFSC Horse Racing 3 p.m.Trackside Live: Oak TreePrime Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KWHY (Ch. 22); KVMD (Ch. 23); KPXN (Ch. 30); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); Speed (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); Tennis (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). ——— Home games ——— Away games160Want 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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first_imgA company spokeswoman said the big rollout comes in January with 74 dealers selling the new vehicles across the country. The car for two is made in Hambach, France, and the company boasts of “amazing” gas mileage of 33 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. Those numbers were revised down from 40 and 45, respectively, from this year. Called the Smart Fortwo, it is billed as one of the most economical cars on the market today. That’s not surprising since it’s powered by an eco-gentle 61-cubic-inch engine that puts out 70 horsepower. Meanwhile Toyota, famous for its eco-feelgood Prius, made a splash with the redesigned crossover Matrix line that will be available early next year. The line offers SUV characteristics with the drivability of a sedan. “It may have the body of a five-door hatch(back), but it sure comes with the soul of a two-door sports car,” said Tim Morrison, Toyota division marketing manager. The Matrix comes in three styles: standard, S and the XRS. The company also positioned the car for after-market fans who want to trick out its appearance. And while not a green car, its fuel economy ratings are a respectable 26 mpg city and 32 highway for the manual transmission model and 25/31 for the automatic. Even Audi, known for expensive speed machines, recognizes the need for fuel economy these days. Its unveiling of the Cross Cabriolet created media gridlock and a gentle scrum for the first look at what was under the tarps. The company promises plenty of power but it comes from an engine rated ultra-low-emission. Rupert Stadtler, the company’s CEO, said today’s Audis consume 30 percent less fuel than 10 years ago and the near-term goal is a reduction of another 20 percent. “Our customers want to drive fuel-efficient cars, but they also want high quality and high technology,” Stadtler said. Porsche, another German merchant of speed, introduced the Cayenne hybrid that will be available at the end of the decade. It’s a true hybrid with both an electrical and gasoline system, which can each power the car. Ford’s Mulally did emphasize that the only way to reach the number of vehicles that bring meaningful change is to make sure the vehicles are affordable. One way to accomplish this is to reduce the weight of cars and trucks by using lighter alloys in the manufacturing process. He noted that hybrids cost about 7 percent to 20 percent more than all-gas models because they have two drive trains – one for the electric motor and one for the fossil fuel power plant. Mulally also said Ford will give Southern California Edison 20 plug-in hybrids so the energy company can help test the vehicle’s commercial application and help jump-start an infrastructure system for powering the cars. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 818-713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While delivering the keynote speech, Mulally announced that Ford is rolling out a blueprint for sustainability by improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. He also pledged that these initiatives would spread across the company’s entire product line. “Ford is committed to offering customers affordable, environmentally friendly technologies in vehicles they really want,” he said. “We are focusing on sustainability technology solutions that can be used not for hundreds or thousands of cars, but for millions of cars.” Ford isn’t the the only manufacturer to trumpet the need for eco-friendly vehicles. Just about every automaker at the show has hybrids, electrics or hydrogen fuel cell-powered rides either in their fleets or in development. And not all the buzz is being generated from Asian manufacturers, either. The oh-so-cute Smart Car with a French pedigree proved an attention-grabber in the Convention Center’s entryway as the press corps filed into the show on the first of two preview days. These days, it’s easy being green in the automotive world. While there’s no official theme at the Los Angeles Auto Show – which opens to the public Friday at the Convention Center – hybrids, electric vehicles and smart, fuel-efficient cars and trucks are this year’s stars. This morning, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an appearance to highlight the newest alternative-fuel vehicles, along with the announcement of the Green Car of The Year. But credit Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co.’s chief executive officer, for applying the first coat of green on Thursday. last_img read more

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first_img“We wanted to keep with our theme of saluting the military,” Trujillo said. “She’s been a real strong supporter of our troops. “We’ve got a ton of military-related organizations from recruiting stations to the VFW, submarine pilots and a replica of the USS Arizona in the parade,” Trujillo said. Between 30,000 to 35,000 people are expected to attend. There is concern about rain, but the National Weather Service as of Thursday afternoon said there is a 30 percent chance of rain for today, but none on Saturday. “If it’s raining hard enough, we would cancel,” Trujillo said. If it’s light, the bands might choose not to participate, but others, who were willing, could go ahead, he said. The parade will begin at Greenleaf Avenue and Hadley, proceed south to Mar Vista Street, ending at Joe Miller Field, 7630 Washington Ave. There will be 73 entries, including eight floats and 22 high school bands. The parade will be filmed for later placement on Channel 6 on cable television in Whittier. Skyline Photography of Orange County is doing the filming this year. In the past, a cable television crew from KCAT, which worked out of Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, had filmed the parade. But that group no longer exists, Trujillo said. Prior to the start, judging for band and marching units will be held along Comstock Avenue between Philadelphia and Hadley. Awards will be presented to winning groups following the conclusion of the parade at Joe Miller Field.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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsMartinez was chosen because she’s in the military and this year’s parade – the 54th annual – has a theme of “Peace on Earth – A Patriotic Salute to the Armed Forces,” said Larry Trujillo, executive director of the Whittier Uptown Association that sponsors the parade. “She represents the patriotic salute to the armed forces,” Trujillo said. “She’s somebody who is the best of our country and our community.” Martinez is in the Marine Air Wing, stationed at Miramar near San Diego. She is in aviation maintenance administration. “It’s been great,” she said of her first 14 months in the Marines. “I’ve got to travel a lot.” The other grand marshal in the parade is Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos. Parade Lineup: View a list of all parade entries WHITTIER – Lance Cpl. Irene Martinez has marched in the Whittier Uptown Christmas Parade three times in the past as a Whittier High School cheerleader. But at the 10 a.m. to noon parade Saturday, it will be different for Martinez, 19, of unincorporated West Whittier. She will be the community grand marshal. “This time it’s a more serious thing,” she said. last_img read more

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first_imgTeam “Operation Restore Hope” Plumber, Priest, Journalist and Administrator out there giving it their all as they get ready for WAAR on May 16th. Fair play to every one of them and to all others who are giving WAAR a go.WAAR – The Wild Atlantic Adventure Race – Rás an Atlantaigh Fhíain, will take place on Saturday May 16th starting and finishing at the Naomh Muire GAA club in West Donegal.Organised by the local GAA Club, WAAR is attracting great interest both within the County and throughout Ireland with queries in the past few weeks coming in from the UK as well.The organisers have set about to create an event which is challenging and attractive to Adventure Athletes as well as being one which inspires local participation by those wishing to improve their physical health and condition. The course has been designed to meet those aims and it has been visited by several experienced Adventure Race organisers and endorsed with glowing reviews. Neil Mc Gee – 3 time GAA All Star , International Rules player and Donegal GAA player of the Year ….launching the WAAR.ie event recently in the Lower Rosses.WAAR is a four-part challenge- Run-Cycle-Hike-Kayak.It starts off from the famous Banks in Mullaghderg with a 7.5k road and off-road run taking in the Mullaghduff road, down to Carrickfin, across to Ballymanus and back to the Banks.Then comes a 42.5k cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way on the coast road to Dungloe before heading into the Hills of Donegal, up past Thorr and downhill to Meenaweel.At this point at Meenaweel Chapel, participants will disembark from their bikes and have a steep 2k Hike up to an Grógan Mór and back down again to resume the cycle down and over to Loughanure Lake. Once again it will be off the Bikes and a 1k Kayak challenge out on the lake. Back on the bikes and homewards towards the Banks through Annagry.The final part of the race involves a run around the GAA pitch and into the finishing line…some 53k in total.The local organisers or the WAAR Cabinet as they are now known, have put in a great deal of planning and design to the event. There are many reasons behind the event.John Colm Gillespie explains “Primarily, it is a fundraiser for the Naomh Muire Club to support recent development work on a Health and Wellbeing Room which has been built.“However, there is a strong emphasis on creating an event which brings Tourists into the area and this will do this. We are encouraging families to visit the area while supporting a mother, father, brother, sister in the event. “As well as that, this is in keeping with the Club and Community efforts to encourage our Health and Wellbeing initiatives and we are delighted so many locals are training for the event. We have a three year plan with the intention of building the event to a Nationally recognised one….we are very excited about WAAR and are delighted to launch it today”It would be hard to imagine a more scenic part of Ireland and such a diverse range of scenery as that along the WAAR route.The WAAR committee including registered competitors Noreen McGee and The RACE winner Sean McFadden and his son, and Neil McGee who launched WAAR.ie.With Errigal looking down on much of the course and the Atlantic Ocean lapping in near the run, together with a cycle along the Coast Road of the Rosses, through the town of Dungloe and into the Hills of Donegal……..participants will be driven on by the ruggedness and beauty of the route.Lake, Sea and Mountains combine to challenge yet the much acclaimed warmth of the locals will balance that to ensure great welcome and support for all who come along to WAAR. The WAAR event was launched by three-time GAA All Star, International Rules player and Donegal Player of the Year Neil Mc Gee. Neil has strong family connections in the Lower Rosses and generations of his family include the Boyle’s of Bunaman who participated in many sports at the Banks, the WAAR base.Brian Feda O’Domhnaill is an organising member and he says “ The promotion of an event like this is important as it encourages physical exercise which has great benefits at a time when there is such a focus on both physical and mental health and well-being”.L-R Adrian Ward, JC Gillespie, Hugh Bonner, Gavin Ó’Dónaill, Neil McGee who launched the event, Dr. Ciaran Richardson Randox Teo Main Sponsors, Brian Ó’Dónaill and Bríd Boyle. The WAAR committee have put in a huge winter behind the scenes to bring this great fundraising event to the Naomh Muire GAA Club.Entry to the event for an individual is €55 for Early bird up to St Patrick’s Day. The price will then be €65 with the fee rising to €75 for later entries.There is a launch special for team entries of €155. This is available to St Patrick’s Day when it will then be €175 with a later team entry free of €195.For updates and entry visit WAAR.ie and like our facebook page WAAR or follow us on twitter #WAARThe organisers would like to acknowledge the Main Sponsors Randox Teoranta as well as our Sports sponsorship from Lucozade Sport. We likewise thank our many local sponsors who have encouraged us by their contributions. Randox Teoranta, a new and important employer to our area have a long term commitment to West Donegal and their support for the WAAR event is a reflection of their effort in working with the Community.For further details please contact any of the following –Adrian Ward 086 2266811 Brid Boyle 086 2086818Brian Ó Dónaill 087 2648497 Gavin Ó Dónaill 087 6522285Hugh Bonner 086 8239607 John Gillespie 087 7434523WARR IS DECLARED IN THE ROSSES BUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE was last modified: March 10th, 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:donegalMullaghduffNaomh MhuireWARRlast_img read more

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