Month: December 2019

first_imgIt is the Football League versus the Premier League in the quarter finals of the League Cup.The draw was made following Middlesbrough’s stunning penalty shootout win over Manchester United.There are away trips for Liverpool and Everton, while Manchester City – favourites for the trophy – are drawn at home.Full draw for the League Cup quarter finals:Middlesbrough v EvertonSouthampton v LiverpoolStoke v Sheffield WednesdayManchester City v HullAll ties will be played the week commencing Monday, November 30. Liverpool after knocking out Bournemouth 1last_img

first_imgCrystal Palace are tracking Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diame.The Senegal international joined the Tigers from West Ham in 2014 for £3.5million.He immediately impressed before injury struck, ruling him out of the second half of last season as Hull were relegated from the Premier League.Diame returned to action in August and has played a key role in Hull moving to the top of the Championship.Crystal Palace are now plotting a move for the 28-year-old as they look to add to their midfield options this month.Steve Bruce, however, is unlikely to let Diame go without a fight with his side fighting for promotion back to the Premier League. Mohamed Diame in action for Hull City 1last_img

first_imgWest Ham are through to the FA Cup fifth round at Liverpool’s expense.Great goals from Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna earned the club a 2-1 win, but there was also a superb free-kick from Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.BILIC: HAMMERS WIN ONE OF ‘GREATEST NIGHTS IN CLUB’S HISTORY’LIVERPOOL REACTION: ‘IMAGINE PAYING £77 TO WATCH BENTEKEWatch the goals in the video above and let us know which one you think was the best.last_img

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“This is a special year for us because it’s our 75th anniversary for the orchestra,” conductor Wayne Reinecke said. “So I chose pieces that are kind of well known to celebrate the group.” This concert season is not only a significant one for the orchestra, but for Reinecke as well. He plans to retire in May, after 20 years as the group’s leader. Reinecke, 72, said he played violin with the group for several years in addition to his time as conductor. Music has been his career and passion long before he found the Rio Hondo Symphony. “I’m a retired music educator,” Reinecke said. “I taught in public schools, in elementary school up through junior college.” Reinecke said the Sunday program is a challenging one, despite the popularity of the songs. Photo Gallery: Rio Hondo Symphony Whittier High School’s gym will be filled with the sweet sound of music on Sunday, and the price to hear it will be just as sweet. The Rio Hondo Symphony will present “Everyone’s Favorites,” a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whittier High School that will feature well-known classical music. The symphony is celebrating its “Sparkling 75th Diamond Jubilee” this season, and to recognize 75 years in the area, several concerts are being staged – free of charge – for audiences. “It’s still pretty much a new repertoire for the orchestra,” Reinecke said. The concert will feature Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Romance in F for Violin & Orchestra,” Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” Sebastian Bach and Leopold Stokowski’s “Toccata & Fugue in D Minor,” and George Gershwin’s “Courage.” Reinecke said Gershwin’s piece, taken from the opera “Porgy and Bess,” has rarely been played by orchestras but the tune is widely known. “It’s very tuneful,” Reinecke said. “Almost everyone recognizes some of those melodies.” About 80 musicians play with the Rio Hondo Symphony. The group meets to play at Whittier High School’s Vic Lopez Auditorium, 12417 E. Philadelphia St., where Sunday’s concert will be staged. Reinecke said he expects more than 1,500 people to attend the event. Concert master and first violinist Olivia Tsui said she has been playing with the orchestra for six years, and that this particular show will offer something for everybody. “We have a larger orchestra than normally we have,” Tsui said. “`Pines of Rome’ requires a huge orchestra. It’s very powerful. Then you switch to Gershwin … it’s jazzy and much more modern than the early pieces.” The concert also will showcase Lindsay Deutsch, the 22-year-old violin soloist who will play with the orchestra for one night only. Lou Ann Barth, personnel manager for the string section and violinist with the orchestra, said she thinks it is especially exciting to have a string soloist. “A week or so ago she soloed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, so she’s well known around town,” Barth said. Deutsch is based in Los Angeles and attends the Colburn School music conservatory. She plays with orchestras nationwide as a soloist, but is primarily based in Southern California. Deutsch also performed a violin solo for the movie “The Good Shepherd.” Deutsch said she learned about the Rio Hondo Symphony through her manager, and is looking forward to playing with the group. “This is a cool program,” Deutsch said. “It used to be that you hired a soloist to do one of the major concertos. But we’re also doing this Gershwin piece.” Deutsch said she likes the more popular music because it allows the audience to participate in a new way. “The audience will know the tune,” Deutsch said. “They can sing along if they like.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Peters made the announcement during a visit to Morrisville Elementary School, among the first schools in the country to equip some of its new buses with seat belts. All new small buses would be required to include seat belts within three years of the new rule. Those buses are more prone to rollover accidents. If adopted, the new standards will apply to the country’s 474,000 school buses, Peters said. The department will decide whether to adopt the proposal after a 60-day public comment period. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Official proposes allowing federal highway money to pay for seat belts on school buses MORRISVILLE, N.C. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters on Monday proposed new rules that would allow school districts to use federal highway safety funds to equip school buses with seat belts. Peters says the rules also would require higher seat backs to better protect younger children during accidents when older children or adults get thrown from their seats. “It’s like putting an egg in an egg carton,” Peters said. last_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny Retail Park is to be sold after going into receivership.Donegal’s biggest shopping zone is to be put on the market after it went into receivership.The Letterkenny Retail Park, which has 38 shops including TK Maxx, Next, Smyths Toys, Homebase, Halfords and Boots Chemist, is one of the busiest shopping areas in the region.It is one of five shopping areas being offered for sale under the instructions of Bank of Ireland. Agents Savills and JLL are seeking in excess of €162 million for the five properties which are currently producing a gross income of €12.2 million.However Letterkenny is the the largest shopping facility in the portfolio with 38 shops covering an area of 35,302sq m (380,000sq ft) and currently produces a rental income of €3.06 million per annum.The sale of the Letterkenny Retail Park is unlikely in any way to have any effect on the current shops.KPMG is handing the receivership of the Donegal shopping zone. The rental income from the Letterkenny centre is set to increase significantly when a rent-free concession offered to H&M is due to run out in 2016. The fact that the average lease has more than nine years to run will also be a strong selling point.The four provincial parks to be sold in one lot with a valuation of over €100 million are Letterkenny Retail Park; Sligo Retail Park, Tullamore Retail Park and Deerpark Shopping Park in Killarney.LETTERKENNY RETAIL PARK PUT UP FOR SALE AFTER RECEIVERSHIP was last modified: June 24th, 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:Bank of IrelanddonegalLtterkenny Retail ParkReceivershiplast_img read more

first_imgCheltenham Festival has cancelled the booking of a group of footballers after pictures claiming to show one of the players urinating into a beer glass were published.MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers was caught by a photographer as he relieved himself on a balcony while surrounded by racegoers at the prestigious meet.The series of images printed in The Sun newspaper appear to then show a glass of liquid being poured over the railing by another man as 22-year-old Carruthers watches and grinsCheltenham has now blocked the party from attending day two of the Festival, with the track tweeting: “In regards to images of inappropriate behaviour from yesterday, we have cancelled their booking for today.”Sophia Dale, the Festival’s head of communications, added on Sky Sports News HQ: “It was just this small group of people who made this incident happen and they are not welcome today.”MK Dons have launched an investigation into the pictures and said that while Carruthers was involved, neither he nor any other MK Dons player threw it over the balcony.MK Dons said in a statement: “The club is aware of pictures circulating in the national media of one of its players at the Cheltenham Festival. The club has commenced an internal investigation into the matter.”Bristol City defender Luke Ayling was also pictured alongside Carruthers, with his arm around the Dons player at one point.While there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing from the 24-year-old, the Robins said in a statement: “We are aware of the disappointing images from the Cheltenham Festival that have been printed in various national newspapers this morning.“We will be speaking to the players concerned and will take appropriate action where necessary.” Samir Carruthers is in trouble for his antics at the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival 1last_img read more

first_imgEngland beat Wales in Group B on Thursday thanks to substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge. After Gareth Bale gave the Dragons a first-half lead with a fine long-range free-kick, Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson threw on the Leicester City and Liverpool strikers for the second half. Vardy, who helped fire the Foxes to the Premier League title last season, drew England level after the ball fell kindly to his feet in the box. Then as the game entered stoppage time, Sturridge started a move which he then finished to send England top of Group B. Hodgson received a lot of flak for his decision-making against Russia on Saturday and he deserves credit for making attacking substitutions against the Welsh – and he got it, see below! 1 England boss Roy Hodgson made key changes in the Group B clash with Wales last_img read more

first_imgVAN NUYS – Life in prison without the possibility of parole is the sentence passed today for a man convicted in the 1999 kidnapping and murder of a Woodland Hills businessman. Boris George Graham, 37, was convicted Oct. 5 of first-degree murder for the Feb. 8, 1999, slaying of 30-year-old Christopher Rawlings, who was forced into the trunk of his Bentley and died when the vehicle crashed as his abductors attempted their getaway. Along with murder, Graham was convicted of kidnapping to commit another crime, kidnapping for carjacking, carjacking, residential robbery, residential burglary and evading an officer causing death. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegations of murder during the commission of a kidnapping, carjacking, burglary and robbery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champVan Nuys Superior Court Judge Martin Herscovitz declined the defense’s request for a new trial for Graham. Graham — who has a 1988 assault conviction — is the second person to be tried for Rawlings’ killing. Kirell Taylor was convicted in October 2001 of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Two men followed Rawlings to his home, assaulted him and forced him into the trunk of his 1998 Bentley. The pair then entered the victim’s home, took jewelry and other property and started driving off in the luxury car. Rawlings’ wife and their children had been hiding in the home, and the woman called police from the residence. Responding officers saw the suspects driving away and chased after the Bentley, which collided with another vehicle in Tarzana, crashed into a tree and burst into flames. The suspects escaped, but Taylor was arrested soon afterward. Graham was taken into custody in January 2004 in Hollywood, Fla. He had been profiled twice on the television show “America’s Most Wanted,” prompting a tipster to report that Graham was living somewhere in south Florida. That information helped authorities track him down. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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

first_imgThe other properties the city already owns on Comstock Avenue include the former Community Gardens, a dilapidated house that can’t be demolished because it is going through historic review, and a vacant lot, Collier said. All four are north of the Whittier Historic Depot parking lot. Escrow is expected to close in about 45 days. Whittier receives about $500,000 in HOME funding each year from the federal government, said Benjamin Pongetti, redevelopment project manager for Whittier. Even with the use of nearly $1million in HOME funding, the city still has $913,172 remaining. The federal government allows the money to be used to provide affordable housing by fixing up homes, building new homes or giving rental assistance, Pongetti said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The City Council voted 4-0 on Thursday to buy a 6,996-square-foot residential property for $820,000 that, combined with three other parcels, could be used to develop more affordable housing. Mayor Owen Newcomer was absent because he’s on vacation. The city is using federal housing funds, called HOME, to purchase a home with two units behind it, owned by a trust directed by Jesus and Rosario Iniguez. Whittier already owns three parcels due north of the property, at 7316 Comstock Ave. Together the four would total about 28,000 square feet of land. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Staff recommends acquiring the additional property in order to create a cohesive, well-designed development along the entire half block north of the Depot parking lot,” said Jeff Collier, director of community development. “We’ll have all of four of those lots together,” Collier said. “The intent is to use them as an affordable housing site.” Building affordable housing could provide for state credits that could be used to spur other housing developments in the city, Collier said. Without these credits, the city could be forced to subsidize some of the units in other projects, Collier said. The total cost of Thursday’s action is estimated at $966,000. The city must also pay to relocate three tenants and for certain studies to make sure the property is OK to develop. last_img read more