‘Overhyped and not good enough!’ England fans react to Jack Grealish news

first_imgThe wait is over! Jack Grealish has decided to play for England, not Republic of Ireland.The Aston Villa midfielder had played his international football as a youth for the Boys In Green as recently as August 2014 but, having never played a senior match, could still opt to play for England – his country of birth.And now, having become a star with the Villans under Tim Sherwood, Grealish has decided to make the switch.Fans of the Three Lions, though, don’t appear to be as excited as you might think. You can see how they reacted below… Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish 1last_img

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Arsenal want £14m forward who can do this to Barca and Real

first_imgArsenal are not struggling for goals right now, thanks largely to Alexis Sanchez.However, they have still been linked with a £14m move for another goal getter – Spain and Celta Vigo wide forward, Nolito.The 28-year-old’s contract at the Liga club expires in 2017 and has scored five league goals this season, helping his club to third place, level on points with Real Madrid and Barcelona.Watch Nolito’s goals against Spain’s big two below. 1 Nolito (no.10, centre) celebrates scoring against Barcelona last_img

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Girls decide who looks better in a Christmas jumper: Sanchez or Giroud?

first_imgDecember is here, the countdown to Christmas has begun, and football teams around the Premier League have begun releasing Christmas jumpers, modelled by their very own star players.Two footballers chosen to sport the festive red of Arsenal this year are Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez.We decided this was the perfect opportunity to see what a selection of girls thought of the Arsenal pair, dressed in rather fetching Christmas jumpers.Some of their responses are really funny, so watch the video above to find out who’s a Christmas cracker, and who’s simply a Christmas pudding.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe for FREE to talkSPORT here!last_img

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Ronald de Boer: Premier League still the best despite recent struggles in Europe

first_imgFormer Barcelona midfielder Ronald de Boer claims the Premier League is still the best football league in the world, despite English clubs’ recent struggles in Europe.Barca once again showed their class on Tuesday night as they left Arsenal’s hopes of reaching the quarter-finals in this season’s Champions League hanging by a thread with a 2-0 away win at the Emirates Stadium, with Lionel Messi scoring both goals.Premier League sides used to have a consistent presence in the latter stages of Europe’s top competition, but they have struggled to compete in recent seasons, with Chelsea’s 2012 victory the last time an English club made it to the final.The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have dominated Europe in their place, while the English top flight has faced criticism for teams’ lack of consistency and unpredictability of results.But, according to De Boer, it’s that excitement and level of competitiveness which sets the Premier League apart from the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A.“If you look at just at the teams, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are probably the best in the world,” De Boer told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“But the Premier League is the most attractive and exciting league in the world.“The German league and the Spanish league, you can’t compare them with the English league. There is a tendency to just look at the teams and not the whole picture. But you have to ask the question; what is more important?“I think a league which is so exciting, like the Premier League, is more important than just one team winning the league already in February. Like Bayern in Germany or PSG in France. That’s not really interesting.“If you just look at these top teams, they have a group of players who can beat everybody and are very exciting to watch. But when I watch the Spanish league, for example, I only want to watch Barcelona and Real Madrid, and that’s it.“In England there are eight or nine big teams but you always see a spectacle, no matter who they are playing. And that’s a huge difference.” Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez takes on Barcelona full-back Dani Alves at the Emirates 1last_img read more

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Gas prices on the rise

first_imgSouthland gasoline prices rose this week for the fifth consecutive week, approaching $3 per gallon as California’s prices became the nation’s highest outside Hawaii, the Automobile Club of Southern California reported today. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded stood at $2.975 in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area this morning — 1.4 cents more than last week, 23 cents more than last month and 29 cents more than at this time last year. However. it was 51.2 cents below the record high of $3.487 registered on May 9. The price rose 2.9 cents from Sept. 21-28, 7.5 cents from Sept. 14-21, 9.2 cents from Sept. 7-14 and 3.2 cents from Aug. 31-Sept. 7 after dropping 15 of the previous 16 weeks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIn Orange County, the average price rose 2.8 cents to $2.949 today. The average price increased 1.1 cents from Sept. 21-28, 8.8 cents from Sept. 14-21, 10.6 cents from Sept. 7-14 and 2.7 cents from Aug. 31-Sept. 7 after dropping 15 of the previous 16 weeks. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline was last above $3 in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area Aug. 3, and in Orange County on July 27. “Prices have been increasing for the past five weeks in Southern California, but in the last 14 days most areas have seen prices rise by less than a nickel,” Auto Club spokeswoman Carol Thorp said. “Prices in most other states have been dropping after hovering over $3 a gallon for much of the summer, and California is once again in the familiar position of having higher gas prices than any other state except Hawaii.” The Auto Club provided this breakdown of gasoline prices in selected portions of California and Nevada as of today: Area Regular One-week Record Price Change Los Angeles – Long Beach $ 2.975 + 1.4 cents $ 3.487 (5/9/2007) Orange County $ 2.949 + 2.8 cents $ 3.479 (5/8/2007) San Diego $ 3.002 + 1.3 cents $ 3.503 (5/8/2007) Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc $ 3.114 + 1.6 cents $ 3.614 (5/15/2007) Riverside – San Bernardino $ 2.973 + 1.5 cents $ 3.486 (5/8/2007) Bakersfield $ 2.983 + 0.8 cent $ 3.489 (5/7/2007) Las Vegas $ 2.760 + 0.6 cent $ 3.209 (5/29/2007)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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Homeless man found dead

first_imgEL MONTE – A transient was found dead Wednesday morning in the Rio Hondo wash, officials said. Workers at a construction site at 9133 Garvey Ave. reported seeing a body to police. “When they saw him lying in the wash, after he hadn’t moved, they called it in,” said El Monte Lt. Michelle States. The man, who has not been identified, was not wearing any pants, underwear or shoes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He was found with a shirt on and a blanket over his lower body,” States said. The cause of death is still under investigation. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Holdout Syria joins Mideast peace talks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSeparately, Palestinian negotiators Ahmed Qureia and Saeb Erekat met with Tzipi Livni, Israel’s lead negotiator, for unscheduled talks Sunday evening. Asked if they were optimistic about the prospect for reaching a consensus on a joint declaration, Qureia replied, “You don’t meet if you’re not optimistic.” The Bush administration, which has largely taken a hands-off approach to Mideast peacemaking until now, says the goal is to set up an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. Israeli and Palestinian leaders have said they want to do that by the time Bush leaves office in January 2009. While there are doubts in the administration about that time line, Rice has said she is game to try. “This is not a negotiation session, it is to launch negotiations,” said Bush’s national security adviser, Stephen Hadley. The conference is meant to draw Arab and other outside backing for what will be difficult negotiations. The idea is also to let Arab states have their say alongside Bush, making it more difficult for them to complain that Washington is not listening to good advice from those closest to the conflict. Syria, which borders Israel and has no diplomatic relations with the Jewish state, gave Washington a partial victory Sunday by agreeing to send a lower-level envoy to the session. Syria wants to raise the question of the Golan Heights, strategic territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 war. The U.S. hosts and Israel have agreed, at least tacitly, to listen. WASHINGTON – Arab holdout Syria agreed Sunday to attend a Mideast peace conference called by President Bush to restart talks to resolve the six-decade conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, yet expectations for the summit remained low. The two sides came to Washington without agreeing on basic terms for their negotiations. Bush invited the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to separate meetings at the White House today to prepare for the centerpiece of his Mideast gathering – an all-day session Tuesday in Annapolis, Md. It is to be the only time that Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meet together, and their three-way handshake is expected to be the conference’s symbolic high point. Bush closes the U.S. effort with a second set of separate Israeli and Palestinian meetings at the White House on Wednesday. “The broad attendance at this conference by regional states and other key international participants demonstrates the international resolve to seize this important opportunity to advance freedom and peace in the Middle East,” Bush said in a statement Sunday. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her deputy for the Mideast region, still trying to write a framework for talks that their U.S. hosts had hoped would be complete by now. Other major Arab states whose participation was considered essential had decided on Friday to send their top diplomats. Israel’s Foreign Minister Livni suggested that a lack of Arab backing contributed to the failure of the last round of talks. That effort collapsed in bloodshed in the waning days of the Clinton administration in early 2001. The Arab world, Livni said, “should stop sitting on the fence.” “There isn’t a single Palestinian who can reach an agreement without Arab support,” she said. “That’s one of the lessons we learned seven years ago.” But, Livni added, “it is not the role of the Arab world to define the terms of the negotiations or take part in them.” Whatever joint agreement the Israelis and Palestinians present at Annapolis will be a starting point and is likely to sketch only vague bargaining terms.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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How ID card identifies is a mystery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsYou are identified as who you say you are because, of course, you don’t need ID in order to obtain this ID. All you need is “proof” that you live in the city. This can be established, proponents say, with a utility bill. This makes one wonder how they got utilities in their names in the first place. But let’s not go down that rabbit hole. The kicker is the glaring absence of gender identification – long one of the major clues to identity. However, with our freedom to be who and whatever we say we are, gender has to go. It is no more a permanent marker than hair color or weight. The thought behind leaving out gender was to avoid awkward situations for transgender people. You can easily understand how someone presenting themselves to the world as Ralph might not want to show ID while cashing a check that identifies him as a her, or her as him – as the case may be and as the case may change. Let’s skip a full analysis of the burning question of why the birth year is on the ID. Showing a birth year could well be a source of embarrassment in our ageist society. If they are trying to prevent ID leading to embarrassment, they must get rid of it. Other than weight, and the promise to respect you in the morning, nothing is less likely to be true. So, the great and burning question is just what this ID actually identifies? Frankly, I don’t know. The outrage, if one needs outrage, is why San Francisco is taking up presumably valuable time and money to create a card, a program and a bureaucracy that accomplishes nothing? Does this card, in any meaningful way, move the ball of liberty down the field? This seems to me to be about as valuable as a photo ID of a woman in a burka. Jonathan Dobrer, a professor of comparative religion at the American Jewish University in Bel-Air, blogs at insidesocal.com/friendlyfire. Write to him by e-mail at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UNSURPRISINGLY San Francisco is issuing official ID cards to anyone who lives there – legal, illegal or of uncertain status. These cards will not reference the individual’s place of birth, citizenship, legal status or (are you ready?) gender. The card will indicate a name, a birth date and it will have a photo. With this card the bearer will be able to open a bank account, get a library card and obtain municipal services. Presumably these would include Muni bus passes and BART cards, health, welfare and educational services. It is not clear if these cards would also serve to indemnify employers who hire workers so identified. Also unsurprisingly, this card is raising a lot of ire amongst people concerned about illegal immigration. My major concern, however, is that San Francisco makes the job of any satirist nearly impossible. This actual program, passed by the Board of Supervisors, is difficult to caricature. What does ID mean if basically nothing is identified? last_img read more

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ORBIT SECURITY OUTLINE WINTER BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS

first_imgOrbit Security has been in Business for over eighteen years with thousands of satisfied customers.There has been a recent spate of burglaries on homes and businesses in Donegal over the last number of days.That worrying trend has prompted management at Orbit Security to outline some tips in attempting to keep your home and property secure. • Ensure all windows and doors are locked even if your only gone a short time. In winter burglaries increase by 25%.• Never leave keys in windows or keys in door locks.• Light up your home use timer switches when out. Over 40% of burglaries in winter occur between 5pm and 11pm• Monitor all targets sheds, tools; ladders may be used to break in. A useful deterrent can be an automatic light. • Upgrade your defense with a home alarm.• Security doesn’t take a holiday always set your alarm even when you’re in the house• Don’t advertise your holiday plans on social media sites• Don’t advertise valuables you just bought on social media siteswww.orbitsecurity.ie Orbit Security, Pinehill industrial estate, Mountain top, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal 074-9128989 ORBIT SECURITY OUTLINE WINTER BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS was last modified: November 20th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsOrbit Securitylast_img read more

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Former Manchester United star to be offered new Juventus contract

first_img Patrice Evra playing for France 1 Juventus are preparing to offer former Manchester United stalwart Patrice Evra a new contract.The experienced Frenchman joined the Turin club from United in 2014 and played a key role in their run to the Champions League final last season.Evra will turn 35 next month but Juve sill value his talents and, according to Sky Italia, will offer him a two-year extension to his current deal with an option of a further year.The Senegal-born defender spent eight trophy-laden seasons at Old Trafford before departing for Italy.He signed for the Red Devils in the summer of 2006, and made over 250 appearances for the club under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson.last_img

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