‘Chelsea wanted it more than Arsenal’ – player view of derby game

first_imgChelsea wanted to win the London derby more than Arsenal, according to Kurt Zouma.Centre-back Zouma scored in the 2-0 triumph – his first Premier League goal for the club – with Eden Hazard getting the second late in the game.FUNNIEST REACTION TO DIEGO COSTA AND GABRIEL’S CLASHArsenal had just two shots on target and when asked if he was surprised the Gunners didn’t test them more, the 20-year-old said he wasn’t.“They had a plan to play against us,” Zouma explained.“They wanted to stay behind [the ball] and play on the counter attack.“They know that we have conceded a lot of goals since the beginning of the season and they wanted to play like the other teams.“Today we were very strong and wanted to win this game more than them I think, so that’s why we won.”last_img read more

‘Spend £250m and resort to lumping it to an ineffectual Fellaini!’ – Man United fans blast tactics in PSV draw

first_imgIf Manchester United are going to reach the Champions League knockout stages they’re going to have to do it the hard way.After a drab 0-0 draw at home to PSV, the Red Devils know they have to better the Dutch champions’ result against CSKA Moscow when they travel to Wolfsburg in two weeks.In need of a moment of inspiration, Louis van Gaal introduced Marouane Fellaini off the bench in the hopes of forcing a breakthrough.But it backfired, and United fans were quick to blast their manager and team’s performance on a frustrating night at Old Trafford.Some of the best reactions are below: Marouane Fellaini 1center_img [View the story “‘Spend £250m and resort to lumping it to an ineffectual Fellaini!’” on Storify]last_img

VIDEO: Watch Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain score wonder-goal for Napoli

first_img Gonzalo Higuain 1 Check out this incredible goal by Gonzalo Higuain for Napoli against Frosinone in Serie A!The Argentina striker, who has been a long-term target for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal set off on a mazy run which took him past four players en route to scoring.Higuain has been at Napoli since leaving Real Madrid in 2013 in a deal with around £30m and has scored 53 goals in 87 appearances.Watch Higuain’s amazing goal below!last_img

‘Liverpool showed positives, this is only the beginning of Klopp’s work’

first_img1 Liverpool were beaten by Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.It finished 1-1 after extra time, before Manuel Pellegrini’s clinched a 3-1 victory in the penalty shootout, largely thanks to the heroics of Willy Caballero in between the posts.Jurgen Klopp will be devastated having vowed after their semi-final result over Stoke City that he would deliver the trophy to Anfield.Despite failing in his first bid for silverware, though, Reds supporters remain optimistic that the German manager is the man to return glory to Merseyside.Here’s what Liverpool fans have had to say in the wake of their defeat… Jurgen Klopp vowed to lift the League Cup trophy but it wasn’t to be at Wembley Stadium last_img

Tons of dirt bury a couple’s `dream house’

first_imgSLIDE: La Jolla hillside landed on their home; they say they weren’t warned. By Allison Hoffman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO – Erinn and Alton McCormick had no idea when they bought their house in June that it sat directly beneath a weak hillside. On Thursday, it sat buried up to the roofline by a wall of earth and cracked asphalt studded with pieces of curb, eucalyptus and palm tree that used to be across the street. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityResidents returning to the shaken neighborhood – whether just to grab some things and take photos to show insurance adjusters or, if they were lucky, to stay for good – struggled to figure out who to blame for the landslide that took a chunk out of their La Jolla hillside a day earlier. The collapse came just hours after engineers hired to inspect an earth slippage that was first spotted in July warned residents not to sleep in their homes because of the potential for instability in an area that has suffered landslides in the past. It sent four homes sinking down the slope and shoved tons of dirt up to the roofline of the McCormicks’ house on the street below. In all, nine homes had severe structural damage that put them off limits and 18 others remained yellow-tagged for further inspection before they can be reoccupied. “They told us the worst-case scenario was 6 feet of dirt in our front yard,” said Erinn McCormick, 37, who said she first heard that engineers were concerned about a slip a month after she moved into her “dream house.” “Then I talked to an engineer yesterday morning before I took my kids to school, and he said, `I wouldn’t stay here if I were you.”‘ McCormick, who could see her buried house from a police checkpoint but hadn’t been able to return and inspect it, said she had spent days calling city officials about a water leak in her street. She didn’t get a response until Monday, two days before the collapse, when workers finally turned off a hydrant. A total off 111 homes were evacuated after the slide. Residents of 84 undamaged houses were allowed to return Thursday. “They told me I wouldn’t ever be able to get back in, but it’s absolutely perfect,” said Jeanne Plante, 43, who said she was just planning to remodel her $1.7 million mountainside house. “I probably lost half a million in equity overnight, though.” Many insurers provide homeowners’ policies that protect against earthquakes and floods but they have shied away from covering landslides, which only affect a relatively small number of people. The only possible exception is if homeowners prove the landslide was caused by something that is covered, like utility-line ruptures, said Jennifer Kearns, a spokesman for the California Department of Insurance. “If the history of inspections of pipelines on Mount Soledad indicates that leakage isn’t an isolated event, if it keeps happening and they just deal with it, you have to ask what kind of work have they been doing over the past 10 years,” said Ahmed Elgamal, a professor of structural engineering at the University of California, San Diego. “If it’s been active, that’s a sign that in certain areas it’s an expected event that the pipes would move.” The city spotted cracks on Soledad Mountain Road in July and water and gas main breaks in August. A water line in the neighborhood was replaced with an above-ground pipeline in September to avert damage, and engineers were in the area installing measuring devices just as the land began to shift. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Saving energy, one light at a time

first_img“Should we try and plan a rooftop candlelight party somewhere?” wrote Elizabeth C. Organizers emphasized that only lights not needed for safety should be turned off. More information is available at lightsoutla.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The colorful glowing pillars at LAX airport will also go black for an hour. Los Angeles City Hall and their Department of Water and Power will flip off their switches, as will county hall, some UCLA buildings and downtown Los Angeles’ Music Center. Southern California Edison is suggesting people replace the lights they turn out with energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs, offered free if customers take a survey at www.sce.com/Feature/lightsout.htm. Still, the county’s participation is not as strong as what San Francisco has seen, said Brian Scott, the Lights Out director of operations. The Golden Gate restaurant association is organizing candlelight dinners, the iconic Bay Bridge’s decorative lights will wink off and a people bored with the dark can join the official party in a park near downtown. “In Los Angeles, it’s going as well as can be expected with the short time frame,” Scott said. “We’ve called the Getty (Museum) and other places, but haven’t heard back.” A boost came from local bloggers who have taken up the call for action, including sites like gossip blog Defamer.com, development-obsessed Curbed LA and the eclectic LAist.com. Comments on review site yelp.com laud the idea. “That’s a cool idea,” wrote Erin M. “I say light some candles and make some `lights out’ babies it’s well-known that more babies are born as a result of having blackouts.” All over the county tonight people plan to turn off their lights for an hour to save energy, and to occupy the darkened minutes with everything from candlelit dinners to “blackout babies.” The first ever Lights Out L.A. encourages residents to douse the lights from 8 to 9 tonight to save power, save the environment and make a statement. The event was inspired by plans for tonight’s Lights Out San Francisco, which, with a four-month head start on preparation, promises to have a bigger impact. Even with just one month of local outreach, Los Angeles, West Covina, Pasadena, Long Beach and Culver City have all gotten on board in a sort of trial run before the nationwide Lights Out America, planned for March 29. Tonight, the county’s 12-story Public Works headquarters – billed as the tallest building in the San Gabriel Valley – will plunge into darkness in Alhambra. West Covina City Hall will shut off unnecessary lights and employees in Pasadena have been encouraged to participate and spread the word. last_img

Why shouldn’t Valley reap benefits of reform?

first_imgLast week, we learned that not one San Fernando Valley school is being considered for inclusion as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s privately funded takeover of 334 schools, and only one Valley school is being considered as one of the 44 low-performing schools that Superintendent David Brewer III plans to target for extra attention. That hardly seems fair, considering that the Valley is home to nearly 40 percent of the city’s population and pays a lot more in taxes than it gets in return. Apparently some Valley schools have opted to steer clear of the two heavily politicized reform efforts. Others weren’t as low-performing as those elsewhere in the city, or were undertaking their own efforts. It’s the same old story of misguided municipal socialism: Valley residents commit less crime, so they get inferior police services; Valley students perform better in class, so they get no help; Valley taxpayers pay more so they get less back. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The mayor will have his two “families” of schools to remove from the bureaucracy and bestow millions from private donations. Brewer will carve out his 44 low-performing schools and give them the autonomy to use their resources their own ways. Both are focusing on the neediest schools, which is what consistently happens with city resources. But why shouldn’t Valley schools have the same opportunity to undertake the benefits of self-governance and autonomy? If innovation is good for poor performing schools, it’s certainly good for all schools. And there’s a way to do this without legislation, lawsuits or elections: Give charter reformer Yvonne Chan, principal at the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, an equal amount of Valley schools to reform. She won’t even need the donations from the mayor’s rich patrons. That’s because the Valley cares, and would rally behind her to make sure that Chan’s cluster of schools in the Northeast Valley showed greater improvement than either the mayor’s or Brewer’s. 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

More humane treatment being sought for turkeys

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “It’s the bare minimum we can ask for these animals that are going to be slaughtered,” said Jonathan Lovvorn, animal protection attorney with The Humane Society of the United States. About 10 billion turkeys, chickens, and other birds are slaughtered for human consumption each year in the United States – about 45 million turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday alone. The Humane Society sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture two years ago asking for poultry to be covered by the nearly 50-year-old Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which says livestock must be stunned or rendered unable to feel pain before they’re killed. An industry spokesman said there already are methods to ensure the animals don’t suffer needlessly. “We already operate with humane methods of slaughter,” Richard Lobb, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council, said before the hearing. “This is just the kind of campaign (by animal activist organizations) meant to make life difficult for people who turn animals into food.” By Juliana Barbassa The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – As the nation prepared for its annual turkey feast, animal rights advocates asked a federal judge on Monday to give the holiday fowl the same legal protections as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered. The Humane Society of the United States argued in U.S. District Court that the process for slaughtering chickens and turkeys is cruel, and requested the government include poultry under a federal rule that requires livestock to be killed humanely. Typically, birds at slaughterhouses are shackled upside down on a conveyer line, then stunned by being dipped into electrically charged water or immersed in a mist that carries a low-voltage charge. Their necks are then cut by a machine and they are dipped into a vat of boiling water to loosen their feathers, the lawsuit said. The process is cruel, the Humane Society said, because some birds aren’t fully incapacitated by the electrical charge, and go through the slaughter process fully conscious. A call to Agriculture Department officials wasn’t returned before the hearing. 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

Shop gears up for holidays

first_img• Photo Gallery: Tiskit A Taskit While most families are recovering from Thanksgiving and just beginning to think about the holiday season, Christmas is in full swing at Tiskit A Taskit, a gift basket and novelty store at 13100 Philadelphia St. in Uptown Whittier. Christmas music is wafting through the store, and the smell of cinnamon is hanging in the air. Red and green baskets of Christmas candy, wine and other gourmet foods fill the tiny shop. Owner Alma Aguirre said the season is hectic, but necessary for the business. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“It’s labor-intensive, because everything is by hand,” Aguirre, 38, said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun, too.” Aguirre said the shop begins preparation for the holiday season in July, when they order materials. Business slows to a crawl in the summer, and Tiskit A Taskit does about 75 percent of its business between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Aguirre has owned the shop for three years, leaving teaching to buy the store. “I used to shop here,” Aguirre said. “I called to see if the old owner was interested in some seasonal help.” That owner wasn’t looking at the time, but kept Aguirre in mind when she decided to sell the business and retire. Tiskit A Taskit provides supplemental income to Aguirre’s husband’s career in management for Nestle. For Aguirre, her employee Debra Valdez, and the seasonal workers who help during the holidays, being one of Santa’s helpers is rewarding. Valdez, 53, said she left her job as a bookkeeper to work at the shop four years ago. “I wanted to do something creative and something different, away from the corporate world,” Valdez said. Aguirre said she and the employees make 700 to 800 packages during the holiday season, ranging from large gift baskets to smaller items, wrapped and ready to go under the Christmas tree. This week, the team is working an order for 73 gourmet food and wine baskets, placed by a pet food company, to be shipped in the next few weeks. Baskets for display in the store, for a local company to give to employees, and custom baskets requested by shoppers are also in the works. Baskets usually cost $50 to $60. “But we custom make baskets, too, so if people are on a budget and they request something, we’ll do that for them,” Aguirre said. Customer Sherry Draxler said she lives in La Habra, but came to visit the store at her daughter’s recommendation. “They have beautiful things, nice gift items,” Draxler said. “I’m sure I couldn’t put together these baskets.” Aguirre said she is hoping for a big holiday shopping season, not just for her store, but for other shops in the Uptown area. Valdez agreed. “I love Uptown,” Valdez said. “I want it to thrive.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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

EDUCATION: LYIT LAUNCH CAREERS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES FAIR

first_imgPaul Hannigan (President of LYIT), Catherine Lyster (Careers Officer, LYIT) and Billy Bennett (Registrar of LYIT) at the launch of the 2015 LYIT Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair.EDUCATION: The annual Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair which is hosted by Careers Service, LYIT will take place on Monday 19th October 2015 from 12 noon – 3 pm at the Sports Hall, An Danlann. The Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair supports all LYIT students, graduates and adults considering their career options during and after studies.These options could include graduate employment, self-employment, postgraduate studies, voluntary work and travel. In addition to  meeting employers and postgraduate course providers, attendees will be able to avail of advice from the many professional bodies in attendance including education, engineering, accountancy to name but a few.In addition to the main event, there will be talks throughout the day including a CV Clinic and a Careers Seminar.For information on who will be taking part in the 2015 Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair, please visit www.lyit.ie.EDUCATION: LYIT LAUNCH CAREERS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES FAIR was last modified: October 16th, 2015 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:BusinessLYITnewslast_img read more