‘RIP Robbie Savage but I still hate John Terry’

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry has completely mugged off Robbie Savage in a Champions League press conference.The Champions League trophy-lifting, full kit-wearing star said: “I’ve come under criticism, individually, from certain players and individuals, players I’ve looked up to and played alongside. I’ve taken that on the chin: Rio, Carra, Neville, the very best I’ve come up against in the game. I take that on the chin.“When others speak, maybe I don’t take it on the chin. When players have not had a career, played at a really bad level in their career … Robbie Savage being one. He’s dug me out a couple of times.“You take it as a footballer, as an individual. I’ll take it from the Rios, Carraghers and Neville. All day long. From others? Nah.”Here’s a selection of the reaction on social media. Robbie Savage 1last_img read more

Premier League boss believes he is building a future title-winning side

first_img Mauricio Pochettino 1 Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham have already laid the foundations to win titles in the future but says his young side must grow up fast if they are to reach their full potential.Spurs’ young stars like Dele Alli and Eric Dier have flourished under Pochettino this season while the club is making strides off the pitch too, with revised plans for their new stadium receiving council approval this week. It suggests Tottenham’s long-term future is bright but there is an opportunity in the short-term too as Pochettino’s side look to take advantage of teams faltering at the top by finally securing a place in the top four.Their momentum took a knock, however, with last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home to Newcastle, ending a 14-match unbeaten run in the league, and Pochettino admits his starlets must mature if they are to achieve success this season.“It is difficult to be consistent when you start,” Pochettino said.“At Tottenham after 18 months we have put the basis for sure in the future to win some titles. We are sure because the basis is very strong.“We have a very young squad that can only improve for the future. We only need time.“We have the youngest team in the Premier League so sometimes we have to expect that we have bad days, like we had Sunday.“It is important to analyse and say, ‘hey, we need to learn about that and move on quick’ because football doesn’t wait for you.“We take a risk to have a younger player in the squad so we need to help them a lot. That is important to be consistent.“We have been consistent from the beginning but different moments will be tough for them and now they need to have the tools to move forward.”last_img read more

‘Klopp will pull a hamstring at this rate!’ – Liverpool fans laugh as ANOTHER key player gets injured

first_img Jordon Ibe and Jurgen Klopp Hamstring was the sh*t word of 2015 for Jurgen Klopp, but 2016 isn’t looking much better.Reports emerged on Thursday that Jordon Ibe – who scored the winner in the League Cup at Stoke on Tuesday night – has become the latest to succumb to a hamstring problem.That makes it seven players currently sidelined with the same muscular problem and the 13th of separate case of its type since Klopp succeeded Brendan Rodgers in October.It’s rotten luck for the Reds, particularly ahead of a busy schedule that includes Friday night’s trip to Exeter in the FA Cup and crunch Premier League games with Arsenal and Manchester United next week.Many of the Anfield faithful took to Twitter to express their disbelief at the news, and some of the best reactions are below: [View the story “Liverpool fans laugh at latest injury setback” on Storify]center_img 1last_img read more

Arsenal fear long lay-off for Oxlade-Chamberlain as midfielder undergoes scan

first_img Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not be fit for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United amid growing fears he has suffered a serious injury.The England international was forced off with a knee problem in the second half of Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday following a clash with Javier Mascherano.Oxlade-Chamberlain will now miss the Gunners’ pivotal trip to Old Trafford as he awaits results from a scan on his injury.There is better news for Arsenal, however, with Arsene Wenger confirming that Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista is in line for a return.“He [Gabriel] is coming back into the squad tomorrow,” Wenger told Arsenal.com.“So we will see how he responds to that, but the signs are positive. He might be available for Sunday.“Oxlade-Chamberlain has a scan today, he will not be available for Sunday.” 1last_img read more

What it deserves

first_img– Ron Watson Arleta Let’s build the fence Re “Bush asks Congress to OK $1.4 billion aid to Mexico” (Oct. 23): President Bush wants to give Mexico $1.4 billion of our taxpayer dollars. After his meeting with Bush, Mexican President Calderon had the gall to say the U.S. is not doing enough to stop the flow of arms and etc. “southward.” Let’s stop the flow northward and use the $1.4 billion plus the $50 million planned for the other Central American countries and build the fence. Let’s man it with the helicopters, surveillance planes, drug-sniffing dogs, etc., that were to be sent to Mexico. Drones (the Predator would be fun), and the military would also help stop the flow northward. – Carol Milton Woodland Hills Ours do inhale Re “Supervised injection site for addicts weighed” (Oct. 19): So, San Francisco is trying to create an injection site where addicts can “shoot up” heroin, cocaine and other drugs. One need only take a look at L.A.’s City Council at City Hall to see how effective that program’s been. – Bruce Jones Eagle Rock Fires With all these fires, where were our elected leaders – before this started? Every year, all the fire chiefs warn them when and where there will be major fires, yet their calls are never heeded by our so-called leaders. The politicians always seem to have plenty of money to spend on their futile wars on drugs, and even more on futile wars with other countries. Why do we have 100,000 National Guard troops, and several hundred thousand military troops, if not to help in such emergencies? Clearly, these could be deployed as needed ahead of the known fire paths, instead of sitting on their bottoms waiting for somebody’s next war to start. The real war is right now, folks. Look out your backyard. – Richard Borbely Simi Valley Actually visit Re “Council payroll” (Your Opinions, Oct. 19): I am sure Councilman Zine’s office gets several thousands of letters and even more phone calls, on a daily basis. I have gotten up out of my easy chair and actually visited his office in Reseda and made friends with his staffers (Irma and others) who are always cheerily available with great advice and directives. With their help and the Neighborhood Watch meetings, my neighbors and I have cleaned up graffiti and furniture dumping, closed down a drug pickup corner, and generally improved our quality of life here in Reseda. When trouble arises, we have names of people who are readily available to come out and help us. City government works for us. However, letter writer Dave Mahar needs to drive over there and talk to real people. – Mary McMannes Reseda Our own drug abusers Re “Boo McCartney” (Your Opinions, Oct. 15): The writer blames the Beatles for introducing drugs to the USA. Let me inform him that the American entertainers were using marijuana and cocaine before the Beatles were born. (In case he did not know). – Alan Falconer Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Emergency taxation” (Your Opinions, Oct. 21): I enjoyed Winnetka Neighborhood Council President J.J. Popowich’s letter bemoaning “… elected officials not using neighborhood councils as the advisory panels they were established to be” when it came to the emergency phone tax scam. Such political naivet might be refreshing if his Pollyanna-ish view of L.A.’s city leaders’ contempt for the neighborhood council system didn’t mean more money out of his own pocket. The fact is, Popowich, you got your clock cleaned by a council of public trough-slobbering toadies and a slimy mayor who wouldn’t grant you any more consideration than he showed his own wife. Los Angeles has the representation it deserves. – Dink O’Neal AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Burbank Just nuts Re “Bush asks Congress to OK $1.4 billion aid to Mexico” (Oct. 23): Why is President Bush giving Mexico $1.4 billion? Let’s see, we have how many hospitals that have closed? Aren’t we running low on water in some places? Didn’t someone say we need more money for the fence even though it was voted on – that’s another story? And for the drugs coming from Mexico, just build the fence first. And let’s see what happens. I mean let’s do something other than the same old thing that we all know will never work – throwing money at a country that is corrupt. last_img read more

Council OKs newsletter

first_imgMONTEBELLO – The city will be mailing a newsletter that could leave it open to legal risk after a 3-2 vote by the council, officials said. About a dozen people attended a special council meeting Tuesday morning called by Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid to discuss behind closed doors the mass mailing of a city-funded newsletter, Montebello Today, with the names of council members printed on it. “There’s nothing time-sensitive in it to stop us from mailing it until after the election,” said Councilman Bill Molinari, who along with Councilwoman Rosie Vasquez voted against sending it this week. “The timing only matters to those who are running for re-election,” he said during a meeting that had heated exchanges between some of its members. “They are taking the risk only because it’s a political advantage for them,” Molinari said. Vasquez said city officials, specifically Lopez-Reid, have been warned in the past about bulk mailings. “You do not need to implicate me,” Lopez-Reid said, raising her voice as the two women tried to talk over each other. Molinari said the California Fair Political Practices Commission told the city it violated the bulk-mailing law in 1999 when Lopez-Reid signed a mailer sent to senior citizens about the Dial-A-Ride program. Molinari said it cost more than the $1,000 limit on bulk mailings that are endorsed by elected officials and paid for with city funds. Also, the number of mailings went beyond a 199 limit. “These candidates are desperate,” Vasquez said. “How low can you be to use taxpayers’ money to get elected?” Last published in 2004, Montebello Today is paid for by Montebello Tomorrow Inc., a nonprofit corporation founded in the 1970s to help publicize city activities. Interim City Administrator Randy Narramore said the council approved a newsletter in August 2006 and that it was paid for before his arrival in April. “There’s been a push for it to be completed and mailed since I got here,” he said. The cost of the newsletter is about $12,000, Molinari said. The funds for Montebello Tomorrow come from the city and its Redevelopment Agency, officials said. The newsletter, which is four pages and in full color, was delivered to the post office Tuesday afternoon, Narramore said. About 20,000 will be mailed to residents. Members of the public were split on the mailing being sent on the eve of the election. “To be denied information about the city for any reason is a violation of our rights,” said Jacqueline Carr. Steve Stokes said the newsletter was a political tool being used by the incumbents. “If this information is so important, it will still be after the election,” he said. The rest of the candidates for City Council – Giuseppe “Joe” Veneziano, Robert Urteaga, Kathy Salazar and Leo Rodriguez – were also on hand. They thought the mailer should be sent after the election so there could be no misrepresentation about its motivation. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lopez-Reid and Councilman Bob Bagwell, who are the incumbents in the Nov. 8 election race, and Councilman Jeff Siccama, who is mired in a Dec. 18 recall election, voted in favor of the glossy mailers being sent immediately. “The city attorney gave us his opinion, and it’s each council member’s right to make our own decision,” Siccama said. Molinari said City Attorney Arnoldo Beltran in the one-hour closed session advised them that the mailer opens Montebello up to potential litigation. Vasquez confirmed that, saying, “The attorney was explicit that we will be at risk.” Beltran said he was unable to speak about what he told the council behind closed doors. last_img read more

Two workers injured in fall at San Fernando Middle School

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings SAN FERNANDO – Two workers were injured this morning when one of them fell through a roof attic hatch 15 feet and hit the other worker below while working on an auditorium at San Fernando Middle School, officials said. The incident was reported just before 9 a.m. at 130 N. Brand Blvd., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers. One worker fell from the third floor and hit another worker below, Myers said. It was not immediately known what might have caused the fall. The two were taken to a local hospital where they were in stable condition. Their names were not immediately available. 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

Handle bills before case is resolved

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIt is important that you deal with all of the outstanding health-care bills before your case is resolved. Most contingency fee agreements make clear that any such unpaid bills are your responsibility. The lawyer will negotiate those he or she knows about, and often is able to reduce them. But if the lawyer is not aware of an outstanding bill, and it is presented for payment after the settlement is done, you likely will be the one stuck dealing with it. Q: We’re in a heated civil case over ownership of a real property. Somewhere along the way the other side insists that portions of our tax returns must be turned over, but we consider those returns highly private and confidential. Will they actually get our returns? A: It is quite doubtful they will get your returns or even portions of them, unless you have put tax issues squarely in issue (for example, you sue your accountant for malpractice). If it is a case where you are likely to be assessed punitive damages, then maybe tax returns, or some portion of them, might be available. Tax returns, legally, are most often considered confidential, private and privileged. There is quite a bit of case law in California to support objections to turning over any portions of tax returns in the usual civil action. – B.L., Torrance Question: I was badly injured in an automobile accident, and the largest part of my treatment has been physical therapy. The charges are high, but the physical therapist is working on a lien – just how does this play out? Answer: A number of health-care providers work on liens associated with personal injury cases. This may include physical therapists, and chiropractors and some physicians. You and your attorney no doubt signed a lien agreement with the physical therapist which indicates you remain personally liable for the bills, but that payment is to be made from your recovery in the case. The physical therapist asserts a lien on those settlement funds. For all intents and purposes, so, too, does your attorney whose contingent fee is paid as a percentage of the recovery. Most physical therapy liens are negotiable. It is not unusual, at least in my experience, that the reduction in the physical therapy bills will equal the percentage of payment to the lawyer (e.g., one-third of the gross recovery pays the lawyer fees, and, in turn, the physical therapist reduces his or her bill by one-third). – R.C., Glendale Basic court forms for free The California Judicial Council publishes multiple, basic court forms online that you can print for free. Go to www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms/ – it is easy to click on to a form group and choose from the clear list of categories available. Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach-based attorney with 29 years of experience who has arbitrated and mediated many cases. E-mail questions and comments to him at RonSEsq@aol.com. This column summarizes the law, and does not substitute for legal consultation.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

JOBS BOOST AS WORK STARTS ON NEW 20,000 SQ FT COLAB EXTENSION

first_imgWork has started today on a massive 20,000 sq ft extension to Letterkenny’s CoLab Building which hopes to create dozens of new start-up jobs.Work started today to double the size of Letterkenny’s CoLab building.Diggers have moved onto the site at the LYIT to start the new building which will house scores of new small businesses.The extension was delayed due to objections by local residents but An Bord Pleanala gave the green light for the project. The extension will double the size of the CoLab which boasts a number of local businesses including 3D Issue, SendMode, KeyedIn Solutions, Safetech and Donegal Daily.More than 100 people are currently employed in start-up businesses in the CoLab and management hope that will double when the extension is complete.A number of start-up businesses have already booked offices in the new building.Work starts on the new extension at the CoLab which already employs more than 100 people.The extension is part of a partnership with the North West Cross Border Region Group, the Northern Ireland Science Park and Ilex in Derry. The aim is to set up a regional Science Park campus, modeled on the highly successful development in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast which would provide a significant boost to the northwest economyMore than €80m euro has been spent developing the LYIT campus in recent years. JOBS BOOST AS WORK STARTS ON NEW 20,000 SQ FT COLAB EXTENSION was last modified: April 23rd, 2014 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:CoLabdonegaljobsletterkennyLYITlast_img read more

Liverpool transfer boost! Summer target Filip Kostic snubs new Stuttgart deal

first_imgLiverpool have been put on alert after Filip Kostic cast doubt over his future by snubbing a new contract with Stuttgart.The Reds have scouted the 23-year-old winger on several occasions this season with a view to making a summer bid and a move now looks more likely after he rejected fresh terms.Kostic has made it clear to Stuttgart he wants to play in European competition next season and has attracted interest Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Wolfsburg.But, according to Bild, Kostic would be open to a move to the Premier League and Liverpool are leading the chase for him.However, the Merseyside club will have to pay a fee of around £24million for the Serbian. Liverpool target Filip Kostic 1last_img read more