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first_imgLouis van Gaal cut a frustrated figure as he rued Chelsea’s stoppage-time equaliser but praised the way Manchester United played on Sunday.Jesse Lingard gave the Red Devils the lead just after the hour mark but after sitting back and trying to defend for the final 30 minutes, they finally conceded in the second minute of stoppage time when Diego Costa scored.Van Gaal was pleased with the way his team played but admitted his players need to defend with more composure and not just mindlessly hack the ball away.“There are a lot of frustrated players in that dressing room,” said the Dutchman.“We can play football as we did today but you have to reward yourself and defend with composure.“If you can’t control the ball and you are kicking the ball away without meaning then this is not good.“Also, you need to keep the ball and that kind of thing is very important, especially in the last quarter because Chelsea are pushing and pushing. We didn’t capitalise and in the end, they scored.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The contract expires at midnight Wednesday. The membership of the Writers Guild has authorized its leadership to declare a strike if no deal is reached by the deadline, but if progress is made, negotiations could continue beyond the contract’s expiration, with work continuing, as happened in 2004, when the previous contract expired. The writers want a sharp increase in residual payments for movies and television series sold on DVDs, and pay schedules for programming shown on the Internet, cellular telephones and other new media outlets. Alliance President J. Nicholas Counter III has called the guild’s proposals untenable. “We need relief from soaring costs, rising deficits and restrictive contract provisions and instead the WGA gives us untenable proposals that further raise costs and encumber our ability to adapt to these revolutionary times,” Counter said. A combination of disappointment over past contracts — including pay for DVDs and videocassettes — and animosity toward management have led to predictions of a long strike. A lengthy work stoppage likely would mean more unscripted, competition, and game show programming and news magazines in primetime come January, when little original scripted programming would be available. A WGA strike in 1988 was the last to cause a major disruption in the entertainment industry. It lasted 22 weeks and cost the industry an estimated $500 million. “If it (cost the industry) $500 million in 1988, a slowdown of that length would have over a $1 billion impact today,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the Los Angeles Times. “I’m very concerned.” A strike would have a trickle-down effect, affecting everyone from entertainment industry technicians to restaurant waiters, gardeners, florists and dog groomers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENCINO – One day before their contract expires, movie and television writers are set to resume negotiations today with the movie and television producers who employ them, with a federal mediator present for the first time. The Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are expected to continue attempts to narrow differences in their negotiations, which began July 16. The WGA and the Alliance are meeting at the Alliance’s headquarters on Ventura Boulevard in their first negotiating session since Friday, when it was announced that today’s talks would be attended by Carlos Gonzalez of the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. It marks the first time in 19 years that a federal mediator will have sat in on negotiations between the writers and producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. last_img read more

first_imgAN effort by the DWP union to suppress the publication of employee information last week wasn’t just a win for the Daily News. It was a triumph for open and transparent government. The union representing nearly all 8,500 of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s employees, including most managers, tried to force the Daily News to remove a searchable database of employee names, titles and pay from our Web site. The information, which attracted hundreds of thousands of visits to, was sought after the state Supreme Court ruled such information belongs to the public. City officials turned the data over to the Daily News in response to a California Public Records Act request. The reason: The DWP’s extravagant salaries and escalating rates. Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs affirmed that the information is of great public interest and must be open to the public. Brian D’Arcy, head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Unions, Local 8, is used to getting his way so he wasn’t happy with the disclosure. The transparency of government is one of the key elements of American democracy. And when political leaders try to suppress information for their own advantage they chip away at freedom. This time, they didn’t win.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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre A man with more clout at City Hall than just about anyone, D’Arcy virtually runs the DWP and throws so much weight in city elections that the politicians reward his members with huge pay hikes far in excess of inflation or their value. DWP workers earn on average $76,949 a year – 20 percent higher than other city workers, and 50 percent more than private-sector workers doing many of their jobs. It’s completely understandable that these details about City Hall’s generosity to DWP employees might make the union a little worried. The utility is currently seeking a rate increase to pay for years of neglected maintenance and repair, even while it was building up its payroll. The last thing D’Arcy needed was for the public to get mad about being ripped off and to force the politicians to back down on rate increases. After all, some of the money will end up in IBEW paychecks, and other money will end up in the city treasury to pay the big raises won by other unions last money. That’s what D’Arcy didn’t want the public to know who earns what and what they do for the money. But Judge Janavs, who ruled in a similar case that the public has a right to know what goes on in public agencies, would hear none of it. last_img read more

first_imgA website survey of holidays has found Donegal in a very credible fourth place when it comes to staycations – breaks at home for Irish people.GrabOne Escapes, which launched recently to cater for budget savvy travellers looking to escape at a bargain price, conducted a survey all over Ireland to see what Irish people actually want…from their holiday that is.And the results are good news for Co Donegal with almost one in five people in the survey choosing the county as a destination. It comes in the same week when three local hotels won prestigious awards.49% of those surveyed took a break in the last 6 months, 32% in the last year and 21% in the last month.  When asked who they were most likely to travel with, 66% responded that they primarily travel with a loved one, 45% with their family and 3% prefer to go solo.The most important factor when booking a break is price, according to 70% of those surveyed, followed by location at 20% and time to get there at 6%.  Attractions and activities also play a deciding role.  Interestingly, weather only seems to be important when travelling abroad.A resounding majority of those surveyed prefer to stay in hotels with 82% saying it’s their number one accommodation choice, while 38% prefer self-catering, 8% B&Bs and 6% campsites. The most popular types of breaks for Irish people are beach and city breaks at home and abroad with more than half of all respondents naming these as their holiday of choice.  Spa & wellness breaks are a close second (30%), followed by family fun breaks at 22%, and adventure activities or rural retreats, both at 19%.   Festivals and concerts, foodie getaways and heritage or cultural activities are also popular choices.70% book a holiday or break based on price.82% prefer to stay in hotels.Galway is the most popular destination for a staycation (40%), followed by Kerry (38%), Cork (24%) and Donegal (18%).The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren are our favourite landmarks.Beach and city breaks are the most popular type of holiday at home and abroad.99.5% look for sunshine when they go abroad.Spain is the most popular foreign destination (27%), followed by Portugal (11%), Italy (10%) and the USA (9%).Almost half of those surveyed took a break in the last 6 monthsLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on IN FOURTH PLACE FOR STAYCATIONS, SAYS SURVEY was last modified: February 24th, 2012 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:doneaDONEGAL IN FOURTH PLACE FOR STAYCATIONSgrabone escapes surveySAYS SURVEYlast_img read more

first_img–Vodafone Ireland have issued a statement regarding the on-going problems currently being experienced by customers in the area.Customers have had recurring problems with their mobile phone coverage with some being left without coverage for days on end.Below is the statement in full. 9th April 2015: Vodafone Ireland is aware that some customers in The Rosses area have been experiencing intermittent issues with making and receiving calls and sending texts.We appreciate the importance of this service to our customers and want to assure them that we are working to restore full service as quickly as possible.Vodafone engineers have already been on site and undertook some maintenance which has improved the service.However, a further visit is required. The remote location of this site means that there is no other site close by for customers in the event of damage or essential maintenance, as would be the case elsewhere across the Vodafone network. Unfortunately in this instance, the location and weather conditions have also hampered efforts to resolve the matter quickly.We will be on site again as soon as possible and expect to complete all repairs by early next week.Vodafone is committed to delivering the best network service to all our customers and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to our customers in the area.Vodafone have also asked us to add the following message to the statement.Vodafone is currently upgrading our network across the North West as part of our nationwide network upgrade programme including the rollout of 4G. The upgrade means that customers in Donegal will experience benefits such as significantly improved voice calls and get data everywhere they currently can make a call.In addition, they will also have access to 4G which gives superfast mobile data speeds.  4G provides benefits such as seamless music streaming, watching videos without buffering and instant file and photo upload.During the upgrades customers may experience temporary disruptions.All effort is being made to keep disruptions to a minimum with the ultimate aim of delivering a much improved call and data experience to customers in Donegal. VODAFONE ISSUE STATEMENT REGARDING SERVICE ISSUES IN THE ROSSES was last modified: April 10th, 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:AngerBusinessFeaturesIssuesMobile Phone coverageNetworknewsResponsestatementVodafonelast_img read more

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein, Jason Cundy and friends for the highlights from a brilliant week of Sports Bar shows.This week’s edition features, Gab Marcotti, Bournemouth left back Charlie Daniels, Eddie Hearn, boxer Deontay Wilder and a sensational instalment of Cundy’s Question Time.Have your say on the Sports Bar, weeknights from 10pm on 08717 22 33 44.last_img

first_img1 Porto are unlikely to sign Watford full-back Miguel Layun permanently this summer, according to reports in Portugal.The Mexican attacking full-back has spent this season on loan at the Portuguese giants and has been a revelation for Jose Peseiro’s team, scoring five goals in 34 appearances.His form has prompted interest from Real Madrid and has left Watford in a strong selling position should they decide to cash in on the 27-year-old.Layun did make four appearances for the Hornets at the start of the season before Quique Sanchez Flores decided he was surplus to requirements at Vicarage Road and shipped him off to Porto.According to O Jogo, Porto are keen on signing Layun on a permanent deal but don’t see his £5m release clause as value for money.Therefore, Layun is set to return to Watford at the end of the season and may begin pre-season training with the club before a decision over his permanent future is made. Miguel Layun playing for Mexico last_img read more

first_imgConor McGregor has revealed he WILL fight at UFC 200.However, there is not yet any official confirmation from event organisers.The 27-year-old Irishman had been set for a rematch with Nate Diaz at July’s event in Las Vegas, following his defeat to the American in March.But McGregor pulled out of the highly-anticipated bout due to a dispute over promotional duties, and then teased on social media that he was to hang up his gloves.On April 19 he posted: “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese.”UFC president Dana White said organisers were looking for a replacement for the Irishman, who he claimed refusing to fly to Las Vegas for a news conference and promotional photographs.But days later the UFC featherweight champion posted another statement, explaining his annoyance at being asked to do too much promotion by UFC which was disrupting his training.He ended the message by insisting he was “NOT retired” and now seems to have confirmed his re-entry to UFC 200.“Happy to announce that I am back on UFC 200,” said McGregor.“Shout out to Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta on getting this one done for the fans. Respect.” 1 Conor McGregor WILL fight at UFC 200 last_img read more

first_img Edin Dzeko [right] celebrates a Roma goal 1 Edin Dzeko has rejected the chance to join Sunderland in preference of fighting for his place at Roma next season.Sam Allardyce had put the Bosnian forward at the top of his summer wishlist as he attempts to find a regular partner for Jermain Defoe.But, according to Sky Italia, the former Manchester City man wants to remain in the Italian capital despite losing his starting place towards the end of last season.Dzeko managed just 10 goals for Luciano Spalletti’s team last and the club were willing to listen to Sunderland’s offer.The striker also seriously considered a return to the Premier League but has told club officials he thinks he can prove his worth in Serie A next season.last_img

Jordan is now looking for Moore wins

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I’m going to Cal next year and they’ve already retired Jason Kidd’s No. 5 jersey,” Christopher said. “So I had to pick another one. Hopefully one day, they’ll retire that one as well.” Artesia has a full schedule this week. The top-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division III-AA hosts Cerritos on Wednesday, plays at Mayfair on Friday and then comes back the next night on Saturday to host Taft. “This is a big week for us, the biggest we’ve had since the preseason,” Pioneers coach Scott Pera said. “And Friday’s game at Mayfair is huge. “They’re beating teams by a lot of points just like we are and even though they have a young team, they’re playing well. It’s going to be quite a challenge for us and it’s a great rivalry.” Jordan has another big game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Compton. Last year at Mayfair, Patrick Christopher wore No. 5 but after transferring to Dominguez this season, he’s now wearing No. 23, and the reason is simple. Even though the Jordan High boys basketball team defeated Poly, 66-44, last week to take over sole possession of first place in the Moore League, Panthers coach Ron Massey took the win in stride. “It was a big win but not because it was Poly,” Massey said. “After coaching 25 years, you don’t have any arch-rivals anymore. I’ve coached so many times against all these teams, I’ve lost count. But I do know everybody still wants to beat Massey.” center_img Friday’s game at Mayfair begins at 6:30 p.m. Valley Christian doesn’t play until it travels to Village Christian on Friday and with a day off because of Monday’s holiday, the Crusaders should know by now what they’re in store for all week long. “Practice,” Valley Christian coach Dan Leffler said. “We’ll be practicing a lot, three straight days. Anytime we can get on the court is beneficial.” After Gahr lost to Dominguez last week 93-75, it only restored Gladiators coach Bob Becker’s belief in just how tough the San Gabriel Valley League really is. “Every game in the SGVL is big because all of the teams are so good,” Becker said. “In this league, you either come ready or you get hammered. If you don’t play for a full 32 minutes, you will get beat, it’s as simple as that. “But I like the fact we play Dominguez and Lynwood twice a year in league. We aren’t going to play anybody tougher all year, not even in the playoffs, so we’ll be prepared.” — Ben Villa Girls basketball Other than the playoffs, girls basketball doesn’t get any better than this week. In the Moore League, Poly (12-3, 3-0) and Wilson (12-6, 3-0) bump heads on Wednesday to decide the frontrunner for the league crown. Jasmine Dixon, Candice Nichols, Jameia McDuffie and April Cook lead the Jackrabbits against Tenaya Watson, Leandra Sands, Amber Harden and the Bruins. Watson, a 5-foot-9 post player, is really a No. 2 guard who simply outleaps girls who are four or five inches taller than she is and drives the ball up the gut of defenses on the break for acrobatic layups. Sands and Harden can also finish strong at the basket and hit 3-pointers and running floaters in the paint. But this triple threat faces a Jackrabbit team that’s just as athletic, intense and fast. And the talent level hardly drops when Poly coach Carl Buggs goes to his second unit. The scary thing about Poly is that some of its best players won’t see any action. All-American candidate Taja Edwards has been practicing, but she has yet to hit the floor after tearing her ACL in the summer. Brittany Brumfield, an NCAA Division I prospect, is still hampered by a kneecap she broke in practice before the season started. Freshman Kelli Thompson, who can light it up from 3-point range and who is a strong post player, is doubtful because of an eye infection. And Zajve Woods tore an ACL at a holiday tournament in Wyoming. “It’s going to be a real test for our depth,” Buggs said about this week when the team also faces Millikan and Lynwood. Samantha Marez, Marlene Oeurn, Christina Reeder, Trevonna Cannon and the rest of the Millikan Rams (12-6, 2-1) will try to bounce back from a big loss to Wilson last Tuesday. The Rams face Lakewood (12-6, 2-2) on Wednesday before their big showdown with Poly. Lakewood won’t be a pushover for Millikan. Shawne Raiford, Tonisha Phelps, Tammyka Moser and the rest of the Lancers play well as an unit. If the Rams don’t feed the ball into Marez the entire game and can’t get anyone else to provide perimeter shooting other than Oeurn, the Lancers could send their taller and more athletic rivals into fourth place. “We are going to have our work cut out for us. I am going to put some work in (today),” Lakewood coach Douglas Benjamin said. “It would be great if we can go in there and get one. It’s going to be a tough environment. If we can keep the game close, we can win.” Lakewood’s Shaneis Augustus and Ashley Phillips didn’t play against Compton last Friday because of injuries but are expected to return to the lineup against Millikan. Millikan’s schedule gets even tougher on Friday against the Jackrabbits. Rams coach Lorene Morgan has been experimenting with different rotations to see if she can get her bench more experience and to possibly get more production at both ends of the court. If Marez (6-foot-3) isn’t getting the ball in the post or at the top of the key, Millikan struggles offensively. Against Magnolia at last weekend’s Artesia Shootout, Morgan played four guards and a post player to match the speed of quicker teams. Other times, she had three guards and two post players. Her power lineup is two guards and three post players. Oeurn is the best outside shooter, but she also runs the show. Missy Jackson, Reeder, Ashley Mitchell and Kalena Tutt can shoot the ball, but none pulls the trigger often enough to open up the inside game for Marez. Cannon (6-2) is a solid defender and has recently showed signs that she can finish inside. Mayfair (14-5, 5-0) and Artesia (10-4, 3-0) clash on Friday in a game that will likely decide the champion of the Suburban League. Mayfair’s Dijon Franklin is the best point guard in the league and has a go-to player in Tiffany Wilson, who is being recruited by Boise State. Franklin has sacraficed her outside game to feed the ball to 6-1 post player Erica Smith, whose emergence at both ends of the court has given the Monsoons a triple threat. Guards Tierra Hilliard of Mayfair vs. Macey Nortey of Artesia is going to be a good matchup. Hilliard is a thief for the Monsoons and Nortey is managing the court a lot better than she did against Wilson’s trio of guards at the first Artesia Tournament. Nortey’s teammates, Courtney Clements (6-0) and Mollie Williams (6-0) match up well against Wilson and Smith. Against Wilson at the first Artesia Tournament, the Pioneers didn’t have much of a perimeter game. But they do now. Mayfair will have to get its hands in the faces of Artesia’s Arielle McClellan and Sequoia Crandell or it could be a long night for the Monsoons. Gahr (11-4, 2-0) narrowly escaped with a 76-72 win against Downey on Friday. But the Gladiators are going to face their biggest challenge of the season by far on Friday against Lynwood (6-2, 1-0). Gahr’s Raynal Johnson, Amber Finley and Shannan Austin figure to have a challenge against the Knights. Lenita Sanford and Dymond Morgan are All-American candidates. Ivanna Warren, who returned this season from a serious leg injury, and Jazmine Matthews are Division I-caliber players. — Earl Williams 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