Van Gaal will bury the hatchet with De Gea ahead of Liverpool clash, insists Dutch legend

first_imgLouis van Gaal will select David de Gea for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool this weekend, as long as the player is in the right frame of mind, insists Ronald de Boer. De Gea, whose move to Real Madrid collapsed at the start of the month, has not featured for United so far this season. However, the Spanish goalkeeper is expected to be reintegrated into Van Gaal’s squad and could start against United’s bitter rivals at Old Trafford on Saturday – a game you can hear exclusively live on talkSPORT. De Boer backed his compatriot to make the right call, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “He [Van Gaal] will sit down with De Gea and try to solve this problem. “If he sees that De Gea is willing to play for Manchester United he will bury the hatchet and continue together with him.“He communicates very clearly with his players and will make a decision. He’s always honest and you can’t betray him on honesty.”last_img read more

Chelsea star: Blues need to start making their own luck if they are to turn season around

first_img1 Gary Cahill Gary Cahill knows Chelsea need to start making their own luck if they are to turn around their rotten season.Jose Mourinho’s men have been a shadow of the side that so impressively won the title last term, having lost half of their opening eight Premier League fixtures.It leaves the west Londoners 16th in the standings and 10 points behind leaders Manchester City, making this weekend’s home clash with Aston Villa important for both embattled sides.Cahill expects to be fit to face his former club after a back complaint during an international break which saw Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic forced off through injury playing for Serbia.“I don’t know how bad their injuries are, hopefully not too bad,” Cahill said of the pair – the latter of whom returned for their defeat to Portugal.“My injury is okay.“Luck’s not on our side at the minute, but you have to make your own luck in terms of performances at the club.“That’s something I’m determined to put right and I’m sure everyone else is.“It’s not a nice feeling at the minute and one we don’t want to have for very much longer.”last_img read more

Football fans lap up Chelsea downfall after latest defeat

first_img It’s the Chelsea giveaway – three points for everyone!’ – Football fans lap up Chelsea downfall after latest defeat Just when you thought Chelsea had turned a corner after a dismal start to the season, think again. On Saturday, the Blues were beaten for the eighth time in the Premier League, this time at home to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. The defeat leaves the Premier League champions three points above the relegation zone and 17 behind leaders Leicester.Jose Mourinho’s men dominated the second half but they could not make the most of the chances which they created.See some of the social media reaction as football fans lap up the Blues’ downfall… 1last_img read more

Saudis say 208 terrorist suspects arrested

first_img 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe kingdom, which is the birth place of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, has been waging a heavy crackdown on al-Qaida militants since a 2003 wave of attacks on foreigners here. Wednesday’s announcement indicated that al-Qaida and other Islamic extremists were still actively attempting to destabilize the monarchy, which holds a quarter of the world’s proven oil reserves. In other arrests, the Interior Ministry said 112 Saudis were taken into custody for links and “coordination with outside circles” to assist in smuggling them to “troubled areas” – Saudi shorthand for Iraq and Afghanistan – for training, after which the men would have come back for attacks inside the kingdom. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that it had arrested 208 suspected terrorists in six cells and thwarted several planned attacks in the kingdom’s largest terror sweep to date. Among the plots, the Interior Ministry said, the capture of eight al-Qaida-linked suspects “pre-empted an imminent attack on an oil installation” in the country’s east, which is home to most Saudi petroleum reserves. A ministry statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency said the eight were led by a non-Saudi man, who was among those arrested. Eighteen other suspects led by a non-Saudi missile expert were arrested for “planning to smuggle eight missiles into the kingdom to carry out terrorist operations,” the statement said. last_img read more

FAMOUS DONEGAL FURNITURE FACTORY PUT ON MARKET FOR KNOCK-DOWN PRICE

first_imgThe liquidated property of one of Donegal’s best-known furniture firms has been put up for auction with a knock-down reserve price of €250,000.There was shock recently when Flanagan’s Furniture went bust.The company and its assets were put into the hands of the liquidator David Carson of Deloitte and Touche. Now the liquidator has put the 7.65 acre site at Ballymacarry, Buncrana, up for auction on June 27th next.The premises also includes several loading bays, a canteen area and a large office space.The company in voluntary liquidation is Flanagans of Buncrana Ltd.Ironically Flangan’s Furniture has reopened again at a different premises. However anyone who had vouchers with the old Flanagan’s Furniture store is being referred to the liquidator. FAMOUS DONEGAL FURNITURE FACTORY PUT ON MARKET FOR KNOCK-DOWN PRICE was last modified: June 9th, 2012 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:auctionFlanagan’s Furniturelast_img read more

‘If Man City can’t be champions we must fight for top four place’ – Fernandinho

first_imgFernandinho has conceded the Premier League title is out of Manchester City’s control.The Brazil midfielder was frustrated after City dropped two points against relegation-threatened Norwich in a goalless draw at Carrow Road on Saturday.Manuel Pellegrini’s side are fourth, nine points behind leaders Leicester, who play Newcastle on Monday.Results elsewhere will determine who wins the title, according to Fernandinho. But he believes it is imperative that City, even if the trophy is beyond them, secure Champions League qualification for next season with a place in the top four.City are just two points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.“Everyone is disappointed about the result. The performance wasn’t what’s expected, but we have to look forward,” Fernandinho told City TV.“It’s tough to drop points like that. We have nine games to play and, even if we don’t have the chance to be champions, we have to finish in the top four.“There is always a chance [of the title], especially with this team. No one gives up, fight to the end. We need to wait for other results to see what position we’ll be in at the end of the weekend.” 1 Fernandinho sinks to his knees during the 1-1 draw at Norwich City last_img read more

Glendale approaches its 100th anniversary of cityhood

first_img The ranch was broken up as the fortunes of the Verdugo family fell in the 1800s. By 1887, a small community called Glendale had established itself around what is now the Glendale Avenue-Wilson Avenue area. The city fathers kept the Glendale name when the city was incorporated. Late in the 1920s, the Grand Central Air Terminal had opened in Glendale as the first airport in the Los Angeles region. In July 1929, Charles Lindbergh flew out of Grand Central to New York, establishing America’s first regularly scheduled transcontinental airline service. But Glendale’s history also included periods current residents deplore. Decades before the civil-rights movement, restrictive real estate covenants prevented blacks from owning land in the city. In the 1960s, Glendale became the western headquarters of the American Nazi Party, which later moved to El Monte and operated there through the 1970s. “There was an attempt (by the Nazi party) to establish headquarters here, and the city was unfortunately tarred with a reputation for harboring racism and prejudice,” said Arlene Vidor, president of the Glendale Historical Society. “And this (reputation) is something that those of us who feel the city gets its strength from its diversity are certainly overcoming.” Glendale is also where some touchstones of American and Southern California culture have their roots. Hollywood legend John Wayne, who was then known as Marion Morrison, went to Glendale High School in the 1920s. And Southern California eatery Bob’s Big Boy got its start in Glendale in 1936, when Robert C. Wian opened his pantry in the city. In 1976, the Glendale Galleria opened and became a regional draw for shoppers. The city also became headquarters of Nestle USA, the International House of Pancakes and DreamWorks. Another change came in the 1970s through the 1990s, with several waves of Armenian immigration to Glendale. It is estimated that 45 percent of the city’s residents are of Armenian descent, and there have been tensions over the years as the Armenian-American population grew in Glendale. “I see these tensions as the kinds of tensions that other immigrant groups went through,” said Levon Marashlian, who teaches history, political science and ethics at Glendale Community College. Irish newcomers, for example, encountered discrimination in their first big wave of U.S. immigration to the East Coast in the 19th century, he noted. “So in the process of blending in and assimilating, (there) is that period between when you are a fresh immigrant and when you are an acculturated American” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “He just basically gave Glendale a big push, a head start on massive growth,” said Juliet Arroyo, author of the book “Early Glendale.” A commercial corridor grew rapidly along the rail line, and the city eventually expanded to include smaller communities. The 1918 annexation of Tropico, an agricultural community to Glendale’s southwest that was famous for its strawberries, was key to Glendale’s growth. Glendale’s population quickly grew from 13,756 in 1920 to 62,736 in 1930. During the 1920s, Glendale called itself the fastest growing city in America, according to the Web site for the Glendale Historical Society. By the city’s 50th anniversary in 1956, there were 115,000 residents. The area that is now Glendale was once inhabited by the Tongva tribe of American Indians. Later, during Spanish rule, Jose Maria Verdugo received permission from the Spanish governor in 1784 to establish Rancho San Rafael in the area. GLENDALE – One hundred years ago, Glendale rolled toward cityhood with a streetcar line that passed through open ranch land and stretched to its northern end at a bucolic tourist destination called Casa Verdugo. Now, the Jewel City of Glendale has more than 200,000 residents and is headquarters for some major corporations. Also home to Southern California’s largest Armenian-American community, it has become one of the most diverse cities in the United States. The area was mostly undeveloped ranch land when capitalist Leslie Brand and city father Edgar Goode worked to bring a Pacific Electric streetcar line to Glendale. The city was incorporated in February 1906, nearly two years after the Pacific Electric line started operating, connecting the area to Los Angeles. Brand, who acquired the rail right of way along what is now Brand Boulevard, profited handsomely by selling off land he owned around the rail line, which spiked in value after the streetcars started running. last_img read more

Family runs together in time of need

first_img “We’re a close, loving family,” says Rigo, an electrician by trade, alongside his brother Nick. “One Saturday we had 20 members of our family show up to train with Juan, including all his little nieces and nephews. It was beautiful to see.” Juan still can’t talk about that trip up the Arizona mountain on the backs of his family members without choking up. “When we got to the top we all held hands and thanked God for the opportunity to be together, and pull together in such difficult times. It meant so much to me.” The Mendoza brothers will begin the L.A. Marathon in March far behind the starting line, where Juan begins with other wheelchair contestants. They will catch up with their little brother around the 8- to 10-mile mark when his arms are weary and his strength is flagging. When he needs a strong shot of support from his brothers. “We have a saying in the family – ‘You have the heart of an Aztec,”‘ Joe said. That’s what they remind their little brother when they reach him. You can do it. Keep going. You have the heart of an Aztec. “Last year, they gave me high fives as they passed me, saying ‘C’mon, brother, you can make it,”‘ Juan said. `’I could feel a surge of energy go through my body, but I was waiting for another guy in a wheelchair. I wanted to make sure he was OK. I stayed with him for about a mile, then told him I was sorry, but I needed to go. I had to catch my brothers.” And that’s what Juan Mendoza did. One by one, he caught and passed his brothers – waiting for them at the finish line. Telling them all they had the heart of an Aztec. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nick Mendoza knelt as his brothers Joe and Rigo lifted their youngest sibling, 30-year-old Juan, out of his wheelchair and put him on Nick’s back. Then Nick started the 1 1/2-mile trek up the mountain near their sister, Rosa’s, home in Arizona. After a few hundred feet, Joe took over for Nick. Then brothers Rigo, Sergio, and Oscar took turns – along with a few adult nieces and nephews – carrying Juan until they reached the top of the trail. The Mendoza family is close. Real close. “My whole family, especially my brothers, all supported me after the accident, and never let me think there wasn’t anything I still couldn’t do with them – even run up a mountain,” says Juan, who lost one leg and severely damaged another in a 1998 car crash. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Two years later, Juan entered the Los Angeles Marathon as a wheelchair contestant. And when his brothers found out Juan was training for the 26.2- mile course, they did the only thing they could do: They trained with him. Every weekend, you can find the Mendoza brothers training in Griffith Park, with Juan setting the pace in his wheelchair. “When we saw how much his heart was in this, we knew we had to encourage him the best way we knew how,” says brother Joe, a painter. “That meant running the marathon with him.” Training for the L.A. Marathon has been some of the most powerful therapy he’s found to overcome the tragedy that also left one of his children in a wheelchair, says Juan, who owns Paul’s Cafe in Tarzana. “After a few months in the hospital, I knew I had to do something with my life so I started training. When my brothers found out, they showed up one day to start training with me.” last_img

A wild soccer league

first_imgIt wasn’t long ago that Pasadena Poly dominated Prep League girls soccer and ruled the small schools in the CIF-Southern Section. But with Prep League foes Mayfield, Flintridge Prep, Westridge and 2005 league and CIF-SS Division IV champion Chadwick all capable of knocking off one another on any given afternoon, the race for the league title and the three precious playoff spots is heated. Chadwick (5-1-1), ranked No. 2 in Division IV, is still the league favorite, but Westridge (2-0-2) and No. 7 Flintridge Prep (3-0-1) are in the mix along with Mayfield (2-2-1) and Pasadena Poly (1-3-1). The Panthers, who won four consecutive CIF divisional titles from 1991-94 and three straight again from 2001-03, are now in danger of missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaThat shows how competitive the league has become, but the Panthers are showing signs of life after rallying from a 4-0 deficit to tie Westridge 4-4 on Tuesday behind three goals by Rose Parade princess Eliza Walper. It was a good tie for Poly considering that Westridge upset Chadwick 2-1 last week. Westridge, under first-year coach Jason Windass, took Chadwick to the wire last year, losing in a double-overtime quarterfinal to the eventual champion Dolphins. After beating the Dolphins last week, Windass likes his team’s chances. The Tigers have a talented freshman in Grace Birkenbeul to go along with sisters Annie and Kate Thorne and senior Imaan Issa. “Blowing a four-goal lead against Poly was disappointing, but we have high expectations for this team,” Windass said. “We finished second in league last year and Chadwick isn’t nearly as strong as it was. center_img “At the same time, you have to be prepared for every game because the league is so wide open. But if we can win it and get to the playoffs, I like our chances after reaching the quarters last year.” Another team to keep close tabs on is Mayfield, under first-year coach Calum Torrie. The Cubs lost a 2-1 decision to South Pasadena, the Division IV’s top-ranked team, in a nonleague game. But they turned around and tied Westridge 2-2 and defeated Pasadena Poly on the road last week, 2-1. Senior midfielder Giena Korth and goalkeeper Devin Tanigewa have played well for the Cubs, but Torrie knows they need to keep improving if they want to make the playoffs. “You have five teams in this league playing for three playoff spots,” Torrie said. “You know it’s tough when the CIF champions (Chadwick) are taken to the wire in just about every league game. It’s like that for all of us.” Pasadena is looking for varsity and junior varsity softball coaches for the 2006 season. Those interested should contact athletic director Bob Beran at 626-798-8901, Ext. 355. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4485 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

CREAMERIES HAPPY TO MILK IT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER!

first_imgStaff of Donegal Creameries put the milk runs on hold on May 28th last – for a very special delivery.The staff of the plant at Crossroads, Killygordon, along with members of the public, turned out in huge numbers to take part in a fun run/walk in aid of the Special Olympics. And the event was certainly worthwhile with more than €7,280 being raised for the wonderful cause.This week Mr Aaron Forde,CEO of Aurivo (Donegal Creameries) accepted the cheque for the proceeds.He congratulated the staff at the creamery for the highly successful event and recognised the fantastic support shown by the wider community’  CREAMERIES HAPPY TO MILK IT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER! was last modified: December 13th, 2013 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:Donegal CreameriesfundraiserSpecial Olympicslast_img read more