Month: December 2019

Blow for Arsenal and Man United? Real Madrid star going nowhere, says agent

first_img1 Isco in action for Real Madrid Arsenal and Manchester United-linked midfielder Isco is set to stay at Real Madrid.The Spaniard has been linked all summer with a switch to Juventus, while interest from the Premier League has been rife in the 23-year-old.But Isco, who joined Madrid in 2013 and has gone on to become a regular at Los Blancos, has no interest in moving away from the Spanish giants – according to the playmaker’s agent.“There’s nothing (in rumours),” Rafael Comino told Tuttosport when asked about the rumours concerning his client.The former Valencia and Malaga star has three years remaining on his Santiago Bernabeu contract.last_img read more

Van Gaal’s singing, Rodgers’ Liverpool future and a Harry Kane hat-trick – it’s the The Warm Up with Max Rushden

first_imgListen to Max and Barry discuss the weekend’s sport, including such hot topics as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool future, Louis van Gaal’s singing, Adebayor earning money for nothing and Sam Matterface’s stag do.The chaps are joined on the show by former Bradford, Burnley and Leeds striker Robbie Blake for their ‘Footballers Are Nice’ feature, Olympic badminton medalist and Spurs fan Gail Emms, plus the 1985 Mercantile Credit Classic winner, aka former snooker pro and Leicester fan Willie Thorne.Get The Warm Up podcast with Max Rushden every week for free by subscribing on iTunes herelast_img read more

Manager latest: Hiddink confirms talks over return to Stamford Bridge

first_img Guus Hiddink 1 Guus Hiddink has confirmed he is holding talks with Chelsea over a return to Stamford Bridge.The Dutchman is being lined up for a second spell as interim manager in west London following the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Thursday.The 69-year-old arrived in London on Friday to meet with Chelsea chiefs over a short-term role and he told Dutch newspaper De Telegraf: “I want to get some good insight before I make my decision.”The man who coached Chelsea to FA Cup success in 2009 added: “I want as much information as possible. Chelsea are in a bad situation and there are reasons for that.“Whether or not I’m visiting their next match depends on my first conversation. Then I’ll decide if I should stay in London longer.”last_img read more

Dozens killed, hurt in attack on Bhutto

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. Scores of people, mostly men wearing white robes, fled down the street after the blast. Neither Bhutto nor any of the others riding on the truck was hurt, police officer Hasib Beg said. More than 150,000 jubilant supporters had surrounded the convoy carrying Bhutto amid massive security in Karachi. KARACHI, Pakistan – Two explosions went off Thursday night near a truck carrying former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on her celebratory return to Pakistan after eight years in exile. Police and party workers said Bhutto was unhurt, but an official said there were at least 30 people killed and 100 wounded. An Associated Press photographer at the scene said he saw between 50 and 60 dead or badly wounded people. He said some of the bodies were ripped apart. An initial small explosion was followed by a huge blast just feet from the front of the truck carrying Bhutto during a procession through Karachi. The blast shattered windows in her vehicle. Footage from the scene showed bodies on the ground, lying motionless, plus a dozen or more injured who were moving. Several motorcycles also lay on their sides. Flames burned in the center of the street after the explosions.last_img read more

Burning Man arson suspect caught again

first_imgHe has not entered a plea to the charges – arson, illegal possession of fireworks, destruction of property and resisting a public officer. An arraignment in that case is scheduled for Nov. 13. Burning Man, an eclectic art, music and performance festival, began in 1986 at San Francisco’s Baker Beach, and was moved to the Black Rock Desert in 1990.160Want 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.Addis was booked on five felony charges – attempted arson, possession of arson materials, possession of a destructive device, arson of a church, violation of a court order – and a misdemeanor for altering a firearm, according to the sheriff’s department. He remained in jail late Monday in lieu of $488,000 bail. A jail spokeswoman said she did not have any information on whether Addis had a lawyer. Mannina said Addis is the same person who’s facing arson charges in Nevada for allegedly setting fire to the Burning Man effigy in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert days ahead of its scheduled burn. In his booking photo, Addis was still wearing his red and black face paint from the desert event and sporting a wide smile, making the mugshot an instant Internet hit. Hours after that arrest, Addis posted $25,632 bond and was released from jail. SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco performance artist, out on bail from charges that he prematurely torched the Burning Man festival’s namesake effigy in August, is back in jail for allegedly trying to set fire to the historic Grace Cathedral, police said Monday. Paul Addis was taken into custody on the top steps of the cathedral around 11:40 p.m. Sunday with an ammunition belt of small explosives strapped around his waist, said San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Steve Mannina. Police were tipped by a caller who said they overheard Addis talking about a plan to set fire to the church, Mannina said. No fire was set and there was no damage to the Episcopal church, a French Gothic structure that sits atop the city’s Nob Hill. last_img read more


first_imgOne of Letterkenny’s most iconic businesses has closed its doors in recent days.The shutters have remained down on the famous Bakersville restaurant at Church Lane in the Cathedral Town.The business, which was opened more than 15 years ago by the local Keeney family, was a hugely popular meeting place for many people. Last night a source close to the shop said “We’re not sure why it closed. Hopefully it will open again because the staff were so friendly and the food was great.“We’re just hoping it has not become another victim of the recession like so many other shops before it.“Bakersville was all that was good about Letterkenny and Donegal. Hopefully it hasn’t closed for good because it will be sorely missed if it had,” he said.    CONCERN AS ANOTHER LETTERKENNY BUSINESS CLOSES ITS DOORS was last modified: December 16th, 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) Tags:Bakersvilleletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgA building supply firm in Letterkenny has announced 9 jobs losses.Charles Kelly and Company blamed the downturn in the building industry for the job losses.The job losses will be implemented within the next few weeks. A spokesman for the company told Highland Radio that they regretted the move but thanked the workers and the public for their continued support in tough trading times. BUILDING COMPANY ANNOUNCES NINE JOB LOSSES was last modified: March 13th, 2012 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:CHARLES KELLYA ND COMPAMYjob losses?letterkennylast_img read more

Premier League team of the season including Leicester, Spurs and Arsenal stars

first_img Striker: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – It’s the fairytale that is going to be turned into a film – we just hope it’s better than the Goal Trilogy. Forget beetroot factory worker Rickie Lambert’s rags to riches story, Vardy could be about to go from Stocksbridge Park Steels to Premier League title winner in just six seasons. His incredible work rate, combined with his ability to hit the back of the net with almost ever larruped shot he takes has fired the Foxes to within touching distance of glory – and possibly an Oscar. Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) – This one is fairly obvious. Having gone from underrated to rated in about 10 games, the midfielder has now earned himself a call up to the France squad following a sensational season with the Foxes. More interceptions than any other central midfielder, more successful tackles, and a plethora of other statistics make him one of the hardest working players in the Premier League. Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – The ‘one season wonder’ is now sitting pretty atop the Premier League’s goalscoring charts with 21 strikes to his name for Spurs this season. His all-round play has been one of several reasons the Lilywhites have gone from top four hopefuls to title challengers. At times a little selfish, Kane could add a few more assists to his game but that doesn’t take away from his stunning showings at White Hart Lane. Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – King of the assist, the German’s form has faded – just like his team’s – but was exceptional for most of the campaign. According to WhoScored, Ozil has made the sixth most passes (1712) in the Premier League this season, but, from this number, 117 have been ‘key’ – 24 more than nearest rival Christian Eriksen and 31 more than Dimitri Payet. He may get labelled lazy but he provides a pivotal role for the Gunners. 11 11 11 Left back: Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) – A free transfer from Schalke, Fuchs was one of the most inspired signings of the summer. Once he’d got to grips with the pace of the Premier League the Austrian showed exactly what he had to offer. He’s made 82 successful tackles, 75 interceptions and 92 clearances, while also, as his side attack on the counter, making more accurate long passes than any other left-back. Chuck in three assists, including his peach of a pass to Jamie Vardy against Manchester United in November and his corner to Robert Huth in the Foxes’ 1-0 victory over Tottenham, and you have a key player. Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – If you’re looking for a reason behind Spurs’ sudden defensive improvements, the Belgian is one of the biggest, for sure. Alderweireld’s stunning showings at the back were undoubtedly aided by the fact he was teaming up with former Ajax partner Jan Vertonghen but even alongside his compatriot’s deputy, Kevin Wimmer, the 27-year-old has been a rock in Mauricio Pochettino’s backline, a leader and the provider of some exquisite long passes, with two leading to goals for Dele Alli against West Brom and Everton. 11 11 11 With just seven games to go in the Premier League season, stars around the country are voting for team of the season.As well as choosing the Player and Young Player of the Year, PFA members are attempting to pick an XI of the best top-flight entertainers.It’s to be expected a number of Leicester City’s men will make the side, while we imagine Spurs stars could also be a major fixture.So, with the international break upon us, here at talkSPORT we’ve decide to take a stab at naming our side – and it was pretty darn difficult.Click the right arrow above to see our Premier League Team of the Season… Left midfield: Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – Able to create something out of nothing, the Hammers’ top four tilt has largely been based around the brilliance of France star Payet. Eight goals and eight assists show his importance to Slaven Bilic’s side but numbers can’t fully give you an appreciation of his skill, eye for a pass and excellent set-piece delivery. A fee of £10.75m was a snip. Right midfield: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – The Algerian’s direct running and quick feet make him a menacing prospect for defences and with the end product he’s added to his game this year he has been in, quite frankly, astonishing form. His 16 goals and 11 assists mean he’s been involved in more goals than any other Premier League player, but his defensive contribution is also excellent as Claudio Ranieri’s hard to break down side sit top of the table. 11 Goalkeeper: Jack Butland (Stoke) – Click the right arrow above to see our Premier League Team of the Season (so far) in full… – The young English shot stopper stepped up to replace Asmir Begovic this season and Mark Hughes’ faith was well placed. Butland has, according to WhoScored, made 103 saves, more than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League. He certainly gives the Potters a solid base as they battle it out for a Europa League spot. 11 11 Centre back: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – Ronald Koeman has admitted he was worried how the Dutchman would adapt to life in the Premier League after two seasons in Scotland with Celtic. It turns out he didn’t have to. After an iffy start, including a poor showing against Manchester United, Van Dijk has proved not only to be an aerial ace, winning headers left, right and centre, but an excellent tackler too – he’s only made SIX unsuccessful tackles. 11 Right back: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – Quick as a flash, the marauding Gunner can turn defence into attack. He’s laid on four assists from full-back and has only committed 13 fouls, resulting in just two cautions. His defending could do with some improvements but, generally, his pace gets him out of trouble and having made more successful dribbles than any other right-back (46) he makes it into our XI. 11last_img read more

2 top CIA officials may be subpoenaed by House panel

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The House Intelligence Committee threatened on Wednesday to subpoena two top CIA officials to testify about the destruction of interrogation videotapes, rejecting a Bush administration request that the panel’s inquiry be deferred while the executive branch investigates. Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said he wants acting CIA general counsel John Rizzo and Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the National Clandestine Service, to testify to the committee on Jan. 16. Rodriguez is the official who directed that the tapes, which document the harsh interrogation of two al-Qaida suspects in 2002, be destroyed. Reyes told reporters the CIA had agreed to begin providing documents regarding the 2005 destruction of the tapes this week. If that doesn’t happen, the committee will subpoena them, too, he said. The document request includes records related to the 9/11 Commission and to al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, whose attorneys were seeking interrogation videos. The committee’s announcement is another sign of increasing tensions between Congress, the judiciary and the White House over the interrogation tapes. Congressional overseers are angry they were not fully informed of the tapes and their destruction. A federal judge has summoned Justice Department lawyers to his courtroom Friday to determine whether the destruction of the tapes violated a court order. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champReyes also wants the CIA to make available CIA attorneys Steve Hermes, Robert Eatinger, Elizabeth Vogt and John McPherson to testify before the committee. Former CIA directors Porter Goss and George Tenet, former deputy director of operations James L. Pavitt, and former general counsel Scott Muller are also on his list. Reyes’ threat of subpoenas was triggered by a letter the Justice Department and the CIA inspector general sent to his committee on Friday. It asked the committee to delay its investigation to avoid interfering with an ongoing preliminary inquiry by those two agencies. Reyes and the committee’s top Republican, Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, had asked for immediate delivery of all documents, cables and records regarding the taping of detainee interrogations, as well as for testimony from Rizzo and Rodriguez at a planned Tuesday hearing. The officials did not come and the documents were not provided. Reyes said the Justice Department letter chilled the CIA’s willingness to comply with the committee’s requests for information and witnesses. That has since been clarified, he said.last_img read more

Sheehan urges crowd to push for war’s end

first_img The two-hour town-hall-style forum was one of what organizers said were 200 such events across the nation Saturday. Sheehan, who recently moved from Vacaville to Berkeley, became known as the “Peace Mom” after she attracted hundreds of anti-war protesters to a makeshift camp near Bush’s ranch. She was protesting the death in Iraq of her 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, and seeking to meet with Bush. “Anybody could do what we did in Crawford, Texas. We just went down and sat down,” Sheehan said. “We have to get so freakin’ fed up with what’s going on that we all go and sit down.” Penn said he is buoyed by recent efforts in Congress to rein in the president’s powers and bring troops home, and by the outraged response to disclosures that the government is listening to citizens’ private communications without obtaining warrants. “When we said, ‘Listen to us’ – they’re doing it through covert surveillance,” Penn joked. He read his brief remarks from a single crumpled piece of paper he said “probably looks like the administration’s war plan.” SACRAMENTO – Peace activist Cindy Sheehan said Saturday that America will get out of Iraq when millions of citizens take the simple step she did outside President Bush’s vacation home last summer. She sat down. With Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn in the front row, Sheehan told a Sacramento peace rally that critics of the war need to do more than listen to speeches like hers. “You have to wash the blood off your hands and get off your apathetic butts and do something,” she told several hundred people crowding a union hall to overflowing. “These people, they’re not going to change unless they see us out in the streets.” Penn was an early opponent of the war, and visited Iraq in late November 2003 shortly before Saddam Hussein was captured. Deborah Johns of nearby Roseville, who heads Northern California Marine Moms and led a counter-demonstration outside Bush’s ranch last summer, said most people support the troops in Iraq, though she said the president and news media have both done a poor job showing the progress they are making. Johns led Sheehan opponents on a 21-state caravan to Bush’s ranch last fall. “I saw thousands of people who came out to thank our men and women,” Johns said in a phone interview Saturday. “I don’t think that sort of grass-roots effort is out there that Cindy Sheehan would like people to believe. It’s a fantasy.” 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