Crystal Palace 2-0 West Brom: Bolasie and Cabaye send Alan Pardew’s side third in the table

first_img1 Yannick Bolasie and Yohan Cabaye goals were enough to send Crystal Palace third in the Premier League as they beat West Brom in the weekend’s early kick off.The first half was a cagey affair with neither side creating anything of note but wingers Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha looked dangerous.The goal from Bolasie came with 20 minutes remaining as he headed in Cabaye’s cross before the latter converted from the spot on 88 minutes.The defeat means West Brom remain four points clear of the bottom three.It was a very slow start to the action at Selhurst Park with only a hopeful Saido Berahino chip amid a number of wasted opportunities in promising positions for both sides.Palace stepped up and looked dangerous whenever Zaha was on the ball as he terrorised Chris Brunt, playing at left back for West Brom, all afternoon.Brunt went off briefly when an accidental clash left him with a claret mask as blood gushed from the gash on his nose, and Zaha revelled in the temporary extra space.Cabaye had a chance with a vicious volley but it was straight at Boaz Myhill in the Baggies goal before Jason Puncheon fired over.Five minutes before half time Zaha continued to exploit the right-hand side and he twice cut inside and got shots off but was twice denied by Myhill.The frustration for Palace fans continued after half time as Bolasie and Zaha continued to run riot but their final ball often let them down, allowing the West Brom defence to clear.Cabaye had a shout for a penalty on the hour mark when his free kick looked like it hit Craig Gardner’s arm in the wall the referee waved away the protestations.However, on 67 minutes the hosts finally broke the deadlock and again Cabaye was involved as he cut inside from the left before floating in a lovely cross to the back post for Bolasie to nod in.The goal was the first West Brom have conceded on the road this season and the first Bolasie has scored at Selhurst Park since New Year’s Day 2013.On 88 minutes, the second goal arrived, Brunt driving in on the tricky Zaha in the box which gave Cabaye the opportunity to score from the spot – which he duly dispatched.And despite a more energetic West Brom for the remaining 20 minutes, they were still unable to create anything clear-cut as Tony Pulis was dealt his first away defeat of 2014/15. Yannick Bolasie last_img read more

Lionel Messi injury update: Bad news for Real Madrid?

first_img Lionel Messi 1 Lionel Messi has not been seen on the field since Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Las Palmas at the end of September after suffering a torn ligament in his left knee.With the first Clasico of the season set to kick off on Saturday evening, the fitness of the Argentina international is a hot topic.And the signs are promising (for Barca supporters).At the beginning of the week, Messi returned to full training and reports claimed the club’s no.10 could be named as a substitute for the visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.What’s more, a major hint came from Adidas when the German-based sports brand unveiled a new set of football boots for their client, which look set to make their competitive debut in El Clasico.Barcelona, however, have remained tight-lipped on a potential return to action for the 28-year-old, suggesting that supporters may have to wait until the team sheets are announced to discover his fate.last_img read more

Leeds facing misconduct charge if Derby showdown is prevented from being televised tonight

first_img Leeds are in contact with several investors The Football League has told Leeds they will be charged with misconduct with a “full range of sanctions” available if they continue to prevent tonight’s match with Derby being televised.Press Association Sport understands controversial owner Massimo Cellino has instructed staff to deny Sky Sports’ production crew entry to Elland Road for a game which is to be broadcast live on the network.Staff from Sky Sports were denied entry to Elland Road on Monday as they arrived to set up for the match and, as of Tuesday morning, access had not been granted.Cellino’s stance is in response to the number of times his side have been shown on Sky Sports this season, resulting in a number of kick-off and date changes.Leeds have been shown live on Sky Sports nine times already this season, with Tuesday’s game taking them into double figures, with four of them home games. Two further games are already scheduled for 2016, making Leeds the joint-most covered club in the Championship, along with Derby.Earlier this season Cellino said he would be capping Leeds’ well-known large away support at 2,000 in order to make the point that his club would not be taken for granted, only to reverse the decision after fan dissent.His latest move has been to deny Sky the right to broadcast, however the League has told Leeds that access must be given to Sky if disciplinary action is to be avoided.A spokesman said: “Under Football League regulations, clubs are required to provide access to the League’s broadcasting partners for the purpose of setting up and filming any matches that are selected for transmission.“Failure to do so will lead to a club being charged with misconduct with the matter being referred to an independent Football Disciplinary Commission (FDC).“The FDC has a full range of sanctions at its disposal.”Cellino is no stranger to controversy, with his near-two years in charge of United littered with outbursts.The 59-year-old sacked manager Brian McDermott without permission on his first day at the club, and has since worked his way through five more managers, while he is currently waiting for an appeal date as he fights a second Football League ban for breaching its Owners’ and Directors’ test following a tax evasion conviction in Italy.He will not be present at Elland Road on Tuesday as he is in Miami and has left the enforcement of his ban with other staff.Sky Sports had no comment to make, with the resolving of the issue falling at the feet of the League and the club.The League’s rules state that broadcasters should be granted access to stadia.The rules read: “73.2 The League or any subsidiary or associated company of The League or duly authorised agent or broadcaster (and its respective employees and agents) shall be allowed access to the grounds of all Clubs (and to the television gantries, camera positions and facilities) for the purpose of recording or broadcasting matches arranged under the jurisdiction of The League.”Although Sky staff normally access stadia a day in advance, it is understood equipment can be set-up in as little as three hours. GETTY center_img 1last_img read more

Moving to Texas can be difficult, so let the carwash drown your tears

first_imgMinutes passed. Now I began to worry. Shouldn’t I be in the rinse cycle by now? Pushing on the gas pedal did nothing. Could I have turned the car slightly and driven up onto that railing? I couldn’t get out of the car for help because I would have had all the skin scraped off my body from the giant brushes. The headlights! I could flash them on and off and someone would come to help me – well, that didn’t work. Everyone was around front pumping gas. I began to breathe heavily. How long would the oxygen inside the car hold out? Chappaquiddick flashed through my mind. OK, try the horn! Really blow it! A lot! Aha! The brushes stopped, and as the soapsuds were making their final descent down my windshield, I could see parts of a very angry bearded man in a cowboy hat, standing at the end of the building pulling down a lever which stopped the machinery. He shook his fist at me. “Dammit!” he said. “You stalled your engine, you dumb broad! Ain’t you got the sense to start it up again?” Oh, I see. I wasn’t hung up on the railing, after all, soapy tires spinning aimlessly. I turned the key in the ignition, stepped on the gas pedal, and my staunch little car moved bravely ahead past the angry man who grabbed my money without another word. I made it through the heavy traffic to the safety of my own cozy garage. I hurried into my house and poured myself a glass of wine and drank it in one gulp. Then I poured another and phoned my daughter in California, who had been concerned that this move might be difficult for me. “Hi, honey,” I said. “I’m doing just fine. I’m relaxing with a nice glass of wine after a busy day. I just learned how to use their carwash system here, and tomorrow night we’re going to Gilley’s and dance the Cotton-Eyed Joe. It’s about stepping into cow patties and shaking them off your shoes. Can you imagine this is part of a dance? It’s really fun out here in Houston!” Jean Stephenson is a longtime Palos Verdes Estates resident and an artist. Do you have a story to tell? Submit your column to Lisa Martini, My Turn, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, or e-mail us at lisa.martini@dailybreeze.com. Please limit to 800 words and include your telephone number. We’ll pay $25 for each column we publish.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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWhen the rain finally stopped, my new little Toyota was a dull, muddy brown instead of shiny green. It clearly needed a bath. So I drove around looking for a carwash. Bad timing. It was rush hour and cars were stuck together in all directions. Finally, though, I found what I was looking for. But it was behind a gas station where cars were lined up to the street waiting to fill up their tanks. The drivers kindly let me wiggle through to get to the back of the station, where I found the carwash building with a sign explaining the proper procedure. “Drive your own car slowly through the soap and rinse cycle. Exit and pay attendant at front of station.” OK, I can do that. Point the tires straight, drive slowly into the carwash, pray that my tires stay inside the 3-inch railing on both sides of the car. Now I’m in an igloo composed of soapsuds and giant scrubbing brushes. So far so good. I was even humming a catchy little tune, something about “getting tears in my eyes from lying on my back crying over you” that I’d heard on my car radio. I was looking forward to the rinse cycle. Soap, more soap, brushes whirling wildly away. I may be the only person in the world who nearly drowned in a carwash. This happened a few days after we had moved from Southern California to Houston. It soon became apparent that Texans did things a lot differently than we were accustomed to – their automatic carwashes were no exception. I was already adjusting to chicken fried steak and fried catfish, to men who wore heavy neck chains with gold nuggets, pickup trucks with shotguns, and semis driving 90 mph in the fast lane. Now I was dealing with the aftereffects of five days and nights of a downpour, which had opened up potholes in the roads and fired up drivers’ tempers. Gutters had overflowed, turning the streets into gushing rivers, and men in business suits were wearing cowboy boots to avoid the discomfort of sitting at their desks all day with wet socks and pant legs. last_img read more

Answers to the Thanksgiving quiz

first_img8. True. Congress introduced the legislation so that “future presidential proclamations could not impact the scheduling of the holiday,” according to the Library of Congress. It took effect in 1942. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the traditional date of Thanksgiving, set by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday. This move caused 23 states to celebrate on the traditional date, 23 to celebrate on the new date and two that recognized both dates in 1939, according to the Library of Congress. 9. D. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 10. B. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Answers to the Thanksgiving quiz. 1. E. Plymouth, Mass. All the other locations make claim to having the first Thanksgiving celebration, according to “Thanksgiving: An American Holiday, An American History” by Diana Karter Appelbaum. Want to read more about these other locations? Go to the Thanksgiving Timeline link at the American Memory portion of the Library of Congress Web site at memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/thanks/thanks.html. Click on the years 1541, 1564, 1607, 1610 and 1630. 2. B. “English Puritans had traditionally designated special days of thanksgiving to express gratitude for God’s blessings,” according to usinfo.state.gov/scv/life_and_culture/holidays/thanksgiving_day.html. The Pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indians, who had taught them how to grow unfamiliar local crops and who had helped them master hunting and fishing, the Web site says. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings3. B. In 1789, but the practice did not become a national tradition at that time, according to the Library of Congress’ Thanksgiving Timeline. 4. False: Macy’s parade debuted in 1924. The Gimbel Brothers Department Store in Philadelphia sponsored the first department store parade in 1920, according to the Library of Congress. 5. C. Source: Library of Congress. 6. True. After receiving a pardon from the president, the national Thanksgiving turkey will be flown first class to Disney World in Orlando for the parade, according to the White House Web site. After the parade, park visitors can see the turkey in the backyard of Mickey’s Country House in Magic Kingdom Park, the Web site says. 7. A. Source: Library of Congress last_img read more

Merging fire services

first_imgMoreover, the fire service costs charged to each city could be based on a formula that accounts for the number of emergencies and safety inspections that take place in each city. To save money, the consolidated department could offer a single training system for firefighters, as well as a single fire prevention bureau. And a headquarters for the new agency could be located at the geographic center of the service area. Not all attempts to consolidate such public services have been successful or cost-effective, but the circumstances in the beach cities could create a model for local government cooperation. Hermosa officials should press ahead, talk to their constituents and build the political will to put in action something that has only been talked about for decades.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Beach cities should consider a consolidated department. Hermosa Beach officials last week called for more study into the idea of consolidating the fire departments of the three beach cities. Taxpayers should welcome this discussion, which has been going on for decades and could lead to improved service at a better cost. Consolidation in the private sector has been a driving force to create efficiencies, control costs and provide a better return to stockholders. It also creates problems and uncertainties, but on balance local taxpayers should embrace it when conditions are right. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHermosa has been studying several options to improve staffing disparities in its Fire Department. Cooperation among the departments in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach has increased over the years, and consolidation would be a natural next step. According to a document on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Web site, the reorganization effort that merged the fire departments in the Alameda County cities of Livermore and Pleasanton in 1996 has proved successful. No fire stations had to close their doors, but management and support staff were streamlined through employee attrition. Overall savings from the consolidation was estimated in 1999 to be about $270,000 annually. The consolidated department serves about 140,000 residents in the Bay Area. A consolidated fire department in the beach cities would about 120,000 South Bay residents. The homogeneous populations in the beach cities and their similar service needs would likely make the transition relatively seamless. Under a consolidated department, a joint powers authority made up of one or two elected council members from each city could oversee fiscal and labor-related decisions. Such an authority could appoint the fire chief, or delegate that power to the three city managers. last_img read more

DONEGAL COMPANY HAS BRIGHT FUTURE AFTER BUYING FACTORY

first_imgA Donegal company has demonstrated its commitment to the area by buying the factory it current leases from Udaras na Gaeltachta.Randox Teo will continue to develop its Diagnostic and R&D facility in Dungloe.The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny Mc Ginley TD, met the company’s CEO Peter Fitzgerald in Dungloe today where the official documents were being signed. “The decision by Randox Laboratories Ltd to acquire this sizeable asset in Dungloe is a vote of confidence in the area and the company’s future in Dungloe,” said Minister McGInley.Three years ago Randox Laboratories Ltd announced that it was to establish a diagnostic manufacturing and R&D facility in Dungloe with a total investment of €7.5 million with assistance from Údarás na Gaeltachta.Randox Teo currently employs 20 people at this facility and the company expects this number to increase substantially in the next 12 months.Peter Fitzgerald, CEO of Randox Teo said “We are delighted with our facility here in Dungloe. We expect, as we ramp up our manufacturing and R&D departments, that we will substantially increase our levels of employees.” Randox Laboratories manufactures a range of products that are used in over 145 countries worldwide by hospitals, research and forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, sports testing authorities and veterinary clinics.The Randox facility in Dungloe currently supplies the company’s clinical analyser product and houses one of the company’s main R&D laboratories.Randox Teo will begin to manufacture biochips in the in the next few months and is awaiting the arrival of specially constructed manufacturing line for this purpose.These revolutionary biochips will be used in hospitals worldwide to aid in the diagnosis of disease conditions. Randox were the first company in the world to produce an automated protein biochip, used for multi-analyte testing. The biochips allow clinicians and researchers to screen for multiple conditions in a single patient blood sample.Ends DONEGAL COMPANY HAS BRIGHT FUTURE AFTER BUYING FACTORY was last modified: September 26th, 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:RANDOX TEOUDARAS NA GEALTACHTAlast_img read more

MINISTER’S DELIGHT AT JOBS BOOST AS KILLYBEGS TO GET WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE FOOD PLANT

first_imgDeputy Joe McHugh: Welcoming the Killybegs jobs boostMinister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has warmly welcomed plans by the Killybegs Fishermen’s’ Organisation (KFO) and a Norwegian partner, to build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in Killybegs.Donegal Daily revealed the plans last night.The plant, due to become fully operational by the 1st of January 2017, will produce valuable high- end marine protein for human consumption. It’s expected to create up to 120 new jobs.The Minister said: “This facility will become a ‘game-changer’ in the seafood sector. It will position Killybegs and Ireland as a global leader in supply and research around new products and benefits from protein, oils and calcium associated with the sea.“This new processing facility arises from the new boarfish fishery which was developed by Irish fishermen over the past few years.“In 2012, the EU introduced quota shares for the stock and Ireland secured 70% share of the fishery and has a quota of 88,000 tonnes in 2014. I am delighted that the new food ingredients project will maximise the value of a significant part of this fishery and centre the associated economic activity and jobs in the heartland of Ireland’s fishing community.” Minister Coveney said “These plans are at an early stage and discussions are underway to finalise the full funding of the project. I look forward to the successful conclusion of these negotiations and to a formal announcement of this project in Donegal. KFO Chief Executive, Sean O’Donoghue, has invited me to Donegal to announce specific details of the project on 9th May which I’m very pleased to accept subject to successful conclusion of the on -going discussions.”The Minister is attending the BIM National Seafood Conference today in Dublin. The focus of this conference, attended by seafood business leaders, global industry thinkers and world renowned fisheries experts is ‘Capturing Ireland’s share of the global seafood opportunity.Minister Coveney said: “We all need to challenge our thinking and inform ourselves of best international practice so that Ireland will be able to position itself to maximise its share of the global seafood opportunity. Ireland may currently be a small player in the context of world seafood, however, given the huge resources around our coast it is clear that we should have major ambitions for sustainable growth of our seafood sector. This Conference will contribute to making these ambitions a reality and the Killybegs food ingredients projects shows what can be done.”Donegal TD Joe McHugh says the Killybegs development is a result of the hard work of the government in Europe to secure greater quotas.“It’s a superb boost for Killybegs,” he said, “coming as it does just a few days after the new Coast Guard station was officially opened by Minister Varadkar.” Pat The Cope Gallagher also welcomed the jobs.Pat the Cope was centrally involved in introducing legislation in the European Parliament in 2011, which facilitated the exploitation of the boar fishery by ensuring the use of the most appropriate fishing gear type.This helped Ireland to secure 70% of the Total Allowable Catch for the entire fishery. It would not be possible to establish such a facility, if not for the exceptionally high quota which Ireland secured. This is in no small measure due to the years of exploratory fishing by a number of vessels in the Irish Pelagic fleet, according to Pat the Cope.Pat the Cope has paid tribute to the KFO for attracting an international partner specialising in bio marine ingredients. “This is a welcome jobs boost for Killybegs and the County of Donegal which will result in the creation of up to 50 jobs during the construction phase and a further 70 direct and indirect jobs when it goes into full production,” stated Pat the Cope.MINISTER’S DELIGHT AT JOBS BOOST AS KILLYBEGS TO GET WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE FOOD PLANT was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:jobs boostKFOKillybegsprocessing plantsealast_img read more

FEARS FOR 30 DONEGAL JOBS AS LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPANY MOVES TO THE NORTH

first_imgUP to 30 local haulage drivers could lose their jobs after the company they work for moved to the North.Bradley transport, based in Buncrana, has pulled the plug on its operations here because of rising taxes.Peter Bradley from the family-owned business in Buncrana told Jobs Minister Richard Bruton that they’d been left with no choice because of the massive costs and taxes on the haulage industry on this side of the Border. “The move is saving €150,000 alone in road taxes,” said Mr Bradley.“I have 40 drivers. Thirty of them are from here in Donegal and ten are from Derry.“But I’m now being told the staff from Donegal cannot continue to work for us in the North.”Mr Bruton expressed shock at the claim which was made during his visit to Letterkenny. He told Mr Bradley – whose sister Michelle is an outgoing Buncrana town councillor –  that freedom of movement of workers under European rules would prevent the UK authorities from making that ruling.Bur Mr Bradley said that’s what he had been told, casting a doubt over the future of his 30 Donegal-based employees.The shock news emerged at the minister took questions from local business people at a conference at the Station House Hotel yesterday.A number of new jobs initiatives were shared with the crowd, including a large range of tax breaks for companies, some of which have never been claimed by businesses here.There were a number of complaints about high rates, high taxes and the re-introduction of the higher rate of PRSI in January. Vincent McNamee, owner of the Wonder Years creche at Rossbracken in Letterkenny, said this had put a huge strain on his business, costing tens of thousands of euro.FEARS FOR 30 DONEGAL JOBS AS LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPANY MOVES TO THE NORTH was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Bradley Transportbuncranalast_img read more

14 incredible pictures of Upton Park through history

first_img 9. Football fans sit on the roof of a neighbouring tower block to watch the 1972 FA Cup tie with Hereford – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 14 6. Legendary captain Bobby Moore trains on the Upton Park pitch in 1965 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 West Ham United’s 112-year stint at Upton Park comes to an end on Tuesday night as they play Manchester United in the Premier League.The scene of 2,398 matches, moments of joy, pain and celebration have been seen at the Boleyn Ground over the seasons.Across the Hammers’ spell on Green Street, players have come and gone, managers hired and fired, goals scored, shots saved, and heroes have written their name in history.It will be an emotional end for an incredible and atmospheric stadium. So, here at talkSPORT, we’ve got a little nostalgic and gathered up 14 amazing pictures of Upton Park through the years… 8. West Ham stars including Geoff Hurst and Billy Bonds form a wall in an FA Cup tie with Hereford in 1972 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 2. West Ham fans enter Upton Park for a match against Arsenal in 1930 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 1. West Ham captain George Kay on the Upton Park pitch in 1923 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 7. Actor Warren Mitchell, famed for playing West Ham fan Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part walks around Upton Park – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 10. Upton Park lit by a sunset in 1997 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 14 3. West Ham star John Lyall attempts to tackle Arsenal’s Danny Clapton in 1962 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 14 13. A view from inside Upton Park in 2015 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 11. The famous statue of West Ham’s 1966 World Cup winning stars Bobby Moore, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst and Ray Wilson – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 12. The exterior of Upton Park in 2014 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 4. West Ham score a penalty against Sheffield United in 1964 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 14. A view from pitchside at Upton Park in 2015 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 5. Legendary captain Bobby Moore trains on the Upton Park pitch in 1965 – Click the right arrow above to see more amazing pictures of the Boleyn Ground 14 14 14 14last_img read more