Watford eye shock Balotelli deal as Liverpool outcast targets Premier League stay

first_img Mario Balotelli 1 Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli wants to remain in the Premier League this season.The Italian forward has been linked with a move back to his homeland, with Sampdoria leading the chase to secure his signature.But according to Sky Italia, Balotelli wants to either stay and fight for his place at Anfield or move to another club in the top-flight.Watford are reported to be interested in the 25-year-old and Balotelli is thought to have a good relationship with the club’s Italian owners.Liverpool would prefer to sell Balotelli before the window closes but may be forced into negotiating a loan deal as clubs will find it difficult to match the player’s wage demands.last_img read more

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Manchester United could be playing the ‘long game’ with Neymar

first_imgManchester United are playing the ‘long game’ with Neymar and he could move to Old Trafford ‘in a year or two’, South American football expert Tim Vickery told talkSPORT.The Barcelona forward has reportedly been subject to a world-record £140m bid from United, although the Catalan club have made it clear they will not be selling the Brazilian.Speaking to Hawksbee & Jacobs, Vickery does not think Neymar will leave the Nou Camp anytime soon but questioned whether the 23-year-old will want to play second fiddle to Lionel Messi in years to come.“Clearly it’s not going to happen now for a number of reasons,” said Vickery.  “Firstly, Barcelona have just sold Pedro. Secondly, they can’t buy anyone because they’ve still got this suspension hanging over them. But you just wonder if United are playing the long-term game here. “At the moment Neymar is very happy where he is but he’s in the shadow of Lionel Messi. That’s fine for now but if it’s still the case in one or two years’ time, he might want to go somewhere where he’s going to be the big number one.“England is obviously a potential in a year or two years’ time. That’s the game I think United are playing – establishing an interest, making it clear that they really want this player and are prepared to play big money.”last_img read more

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Chelsea fans are optimistic again after seeing their side beat Dynamo Kiev

first_img1 Chelsea fans appear to think their team have turned a corner after their Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev. Chelsea fans appear to think their team have turned a corner after their Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev. After leading 1-0, the Blues conceded 13 minutes from time in the Stamford Bridge clash, and it looked as though they could have continued their poor form by conceding a second. Jose Mourinho’s side showed excellent character and resilience to grab a winner as Willian scored a stunning 25-yard free-kick. The home crowd were clear in voicing their support for the Portuguese manager and here is their reaction to the 2-1 victory. Despite a mistake from goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, fans can see an upturn in results, starting with Stoke at the weekend as they took to Twitter to state their optimism.last_img read more

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Milner sent home, so this LFC line up for Man United game?

first_img 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 Jame Milner seems like the only doubt for Liverpool in their Europa League match against Man United.The midfielder was sent home on Wednesday having complained about feeling unwell and will be assessed by medical staff on Thursday morning.If he is out, though, is this how manager Jurgen Klopp will set up his team for the HUGE last 16 game?POSSIBLE MAN UNITED LINE UP V LIVERPOOLFirst up, however, is Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham at 6pm (GMT), which you can stream live on talkSPORT here. 11 18. Alberto Moreno (left back) 11 11 20. Adam Lallana (wide forward) 11. Roberto Firmino (central attack) 11 17. Mamadou Sakho (centre back) 11 15. Daniel Sturridge (striker) 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Liverpool line up against Man United in squad number order 14. Jordan Henderson (central midfield) 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho (wide forward) 11 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 23. Emre Can (central midfield) 11last_img read more

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Thanks for doing what you do – even if it gets you down

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Actually, one of the best things about this dodge is how it allows me to visit other people on their jobs. And exciting as it is to spend time with pilots, surgeons and such, I’m always happy that I’m not doing any of those things full time. By the way, my nominee for the hardest work with the longest hours and the least job security is movies, the trades part involving the people you don’t know who make the magic during 16-hour days. Which is a curious observation because movie people fall into the same category as “arts, design, sports and media workers (me)” in the newly released National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Personally, I would have titled it the “Lack of Happiness Report” since it deals with the prevalence of depression in 21 broad fields of endeavor. If you’ve ever suffered from depression or know someone who has, then you know that we’re talking about something serious here, something that can’t be cured by telling someone to cheer up. The survey reports that $30 billion to $44 billion is lost each year in absenteeism because of depression, which they define as an episode lasting two weeks or longer. An episode during which people can lose interest in absolutely everything including staying alive. Topping the list are personal care givers, of which 10.8 percent last year suffered a major depressive episode. Next in line is the 10.3 percent among food preparation and serving workers. And who can’t see why? Face it, helping the sick and feeding the hungry is ceaselessly demanding, nonstop labor. Meanwhile, community and social service workers rank third with 9.6 percent. Health care practitioners and medical technicians rank fourth at 9.5 percent, followed by the already mentioned artists, designers, entertainment and media professionals with a major depressive episode rate of 9.1 percent. All these occupations can, I think, be summed up by something an editor once said about newspapers, “All they want from us is more.” Next come teachers and library workers, which surprises me. I once worked in a library, and I’d do it again. Teaching, on the other hand, is like doing stand-up comedy all day, then going home to grade papers written by drunken hecklers. Office and administrative support ranks seventh with 8.1 percent, followed by building maintenance staff (7.3), financial services (6.7), sales (6.7), legal (6.4), transportation (6.4), computer techs (6.2), production workers (5.9) and management (5.8). Here’s an interesting one. Farming, fishing and forestry ranks 16th with 5.6 percent, followed by police at 5.5, construction work at 4.8, maintenance workers at 4.4 percent and life, physical and social scientists also at 4.4. The least likely to suffer from depression are engineers, architects and surveyors. But why do surveyors suffer less depression than lawyers? More to the point, is it right that lawyers should suffer less depression than reporters, who are understandably far less likely to fall into a funk than those who tend the sick? I asked veteran nurse and Torrance Memorial’s director of emergency management, Judy Retter, about this. Of home care workers she said, “They get rotten wages to supposedly work eight-hour days while actually doing 24. Their work is dirty and unappreciated; their patients are often nasty and irritable and their families worse.” As for health-care workers in general, Retter said the highest rates of depression probably correspond to the areas worked: “Very little depression in happy places like nurseries and more in oncology.” We are, of course, talking about the suffering of millions of Americans and how some of us are more likely to suffer than others because of the often vital things that we do for a buck. But it seems to me, the naive one, that there are some small remedies available even as we all become increasingly irrelevant to an indifferent global economy. Those remedies are human consideration and thanks for jobs well done and thanks for some jobs even being done at all. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at www.dailybreeze.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In high school I took one of those tests that was supposed to match me with the work I was best suited for. What I recall are questions like, “Would you rather sit behind a desk under hot lights all day or work unsupervised in a pristine forest?” Naturally, I wanted to be outdoors in a green uniform telling small children about forest fires and ecosystems. In short, I wanted to be exactly what the test said I should be, a forest ranger. Still, I chose a kind of office work over forestry when I realized how much time those good people spend saving forests from idiots and idiots from themselves. last_img read more

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ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT eBAY IN DONEGAL BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK!

first_imgThe Local Enterprise Office, formerly Donegal County Enterprise Board, is running a series of eBay training events for businesses and business start ups within the county.Now the Donegal public can find out all about eBay – and how to make cash or track down an item!Michael Hughes, Ireland’s leading eBay trainer will deliver a three hour illustrated “Introduction to eBay “ in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 1 May.His presentation will feature live demonstrations on how to search for an item on eBay, place a bid, buy and pay for an item using PayPal and how to list an item for sale on eBay. He will also identify eBay’s top sellers worldwide, share insider tips and tricks, point out the latest trends, best-selling categories etc.Michael Hughes was the first eBay trained and approved Education Specialist on the island of Ireland and the first 5 star Instructor (the highest ranking possible) in the UK or Ireland. He has helped individual companies drive export sales on eBay of over €1 million per year.Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise, says “We have run a series eBay programmes in the past as a result of which a number of local companies have been recognised as eBay Top Rated Sellers. Given the challenges facing indigenous entrepreneurs I would encourage as many local business people as possible to attend.”Prospective attendees must pre-register by emailing danny.mceleney@leo.donegalcoco.ie by phoning 074 9160735. Further high level eBay training events are planned as a follow up to this event. ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT eBAY IN DONEGAL BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK! was last modified: April 25th, 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:clanree hotelcourseDonegal Enterprise BoardeBAYLEOlast_img read more

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The Warm Up podcast with The Two Mikes – Sunday June 12 2016

first_imgListen to Mike Graham and Mike Parry get stuck in to the big Euro 2016 talking points.Including England’s 1-1 draw with Russia and the crowd trouble that surrounded the match, and Wales’ brilliant 2-1 win over Slovakia.Plus a look forward to Northern Ireland’s debut in the competition.All in the inimitable Two Mikes style!last_img

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Kick Off: England International Special – Wednesday, June 29

first_imgMark Saggers is joined by Adrian Durham and Nigel Adderley to look back over England’s Euro 2016 failure 48 hours on from the humiliating defeat at the hands of Iceland.They discuss just what comes next for the Three Lions, whether there are any explanations as to what went wrong in France, and who will replace Roy Hodgson as manager.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes, along with previous versions.last_img

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Ammunition restrictions in condor habitat pass panel

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – It will be illegal for hunters to possess or fire lead ammunition when they are in California condor habitat under regulations adopted Friday by a state commission. By a vote of 3-1, the California Fish and Game Commission expanded the state’s lead-ammunition ban in an effort to safeguard North America’s largest flying bird. “It’s pretty clear, lead poisoning is one of the major factors preventing recovery of the species,” said Jeff Miller, a conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity. “It’s another step in getting lead out of the food chain.” The condor was once found from coast to coast, but hunting, pesticides and development drove the birds to the brink of extinction. The federal government declared the bird endangered in 1967. Scientists for years have said condors are poisoned when they ingest lead while feeding on the bullet-ridden carcasses of other animals. But regulators have been slow to act. The regulation bans hunters from using lead ammunition in .22-caliber or smaller guns – often used to kill smaller animals such as squirrels and rabbits – that lawmakers did not include because there are no nonlead bullets on the market for those guns. Commissioners said they hoped their rule would encourage manufacturers to make alternatives. The owners of antique guns and hunters who make their own ammunition must also carry nonleaded bullets or pellets when they are in condor habitat, an area that encompasses most of California’s central coast. Ammunition will be considered lead-free if it contains less than 1percent lead. The rules do not apply to game partridge and quail, or to game bird hunters or permits given to people to shoot nuisance or predatory animals. The regulation will take effect July 1, 2008.last_img read more

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Anaheim charges violation

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaHe said when Moreno bought the team in 2003 that contract still was binding and remains binding until at least 2016, when the Angels can opt-out at a cost. The team also can choose to stay with the agreement until 2029, when it expires. Guilford said the Angels violated that deal as part of an overall branding campaign for the Angels that included the name change. Along with adding Los Angeles to the name, he argued, team officials began removing the word Anaheim from all team merchandise, press releases and advertising as early as 2003. Guilford said testimony during the trial, which is expected to last a month, would show the city’s contract with the team was valued at $100 million in 1996 and the city estimated it gave up another $100 million in concessions to Disney to get the word Anaheim in the team name. The city paid $20 million for stadium renovations, put up $10 million in billboard publicity and gave up land worth millions as part of the deal, he said. “That is an incredible brand that even Nike would die for,” Guilford said. “It’s a brand IBM would die for. It’s a brand even McDonalds and its golden arches would die for. And that’s the logo Anaheim is here to get back.” But Angels attorney Todd Theodora argued the contract’s language only requires the word Anaheim be included in the team’s name – which it is – and not prominently displayed, as the city contends. SANTA ANA – Angels owner Arte Moreno violated a 10-year-old contract with Anaheim and the city lost $100 million in tourism revenue and publicity when he changed the team’s name last year, a city attorney said Friday. A packed courtroom watched as the much-anticipated trial pitting the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim against the city of Anaheim began. Curious fans were on hand, some wearing red T-shirts that read “We Are Not L.A.” “The word `include’ – it’s hard to imagine that there is going to be a long trial over it, but that’s the reason why we’re here,” Theodora said in his opening statement. “One word in an 80-page document.” Theodora said Disney specifically refused a request to write Anaheim Angels into the contract because the entertainment giant wanted to maintain “creative flexibility” for future owners and itself. Theodora also said the contract explicitly states Disney – and now Moreno – have control over the Angels’ marketing, sales, pricing and operating procedures. Moreno, who was present in court Friday with his family, has said he changed the name to make the most of the Angels’ location in the nation’s second-largest media market. He said using Los Angeles in the name would attract more sponsorships, advertising and broadcast contracts. Moreno, expected to testify during the trial, had no comment on Friday’s proceedings. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The city sued the Angels after Moreno changed the club’s name from the Anaheim Angels last January. The city alleges the 2002 World Series champions breached a contract that promised the word Anaheim would be displayed in the Angels’ name and on all team merchandise and advertising. Attorney Andrew Guilford argued that the city entered into a contract with the team’s former owner, The Walt Disney Co., in 1996 with the understanding that the name Anaheim Angels would bring the city billions of “impressions” – the publicity it received each time the Angels played or had their name mentioned in the press. last_img
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