Move on Man United! Bale joins Perez in rubbishing Real Madrid exit talk

first_img Gareth Bale 1 Gareth Bale has joined Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in rubbishing claims he is ready to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United.Bale only joined Real 18 months ago, arriving from Tottenham for a world record transfer fee of £85m, but has been tipped to move on to United in a £100million-plus deal next summer.However, the speculation over his future has now been comprehensively quashed, with Bale stating he has no interest in leaving the Bernabeu just a day after Perez ruled out his exit.The Welshman has scored 33 goals in his first 66 games for the Champions League holders, and won a host of a major honours.And the 25-year-old is targeting more success in Spain, not a return to the Premier League.“Manchester United? I’m happy in Madrid. I love the city, the weather and the club,” Bale told Marca.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgDeadline to register is Tuesday. There is no cost involved. To apply to the Young Artists Workshop, call (714) 690-2900, or visit www.PhantomProjects.com. Peace coalition to mark 50th year WHITTIER – A “Summer of Love” 50th anniversary party will be held by the Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition and Military Families Speak Out at 6 p.m. July 21 at 13532 La Forge St. Xavi and the Tigers and Francsi Tease will perform hits of the ’60s and ’70s. A $10 donation is requested. There will be food, raffle and prizes and a no-host bar. For more information, call (562) 698-9154. Scan Health offers free massages WHITTIER – Scan Health plan will offer free massages from 2 to 4 p.m July 18 at the Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd. Space is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Guidebook details trees in area WHITTIER – The National Arbor Day Foundation has developed an 84-page pocket guidebook to help local residents distinguish different species of trees in California and the western United States. “What Tree Is That?” includes detailed drawings that illustrate specific shapes and textures of different leaves, needles, acorns, berries and other identifying tree features. For a copy, send your name and address and $3 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, The National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410. The book can also be ordered on line at www.arborday.org. Caregiver support group meets today WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center, 13255 Walnut St., will host a caregiver support group meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. today. No admission fee is required. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Group to discuss greenhouse gas INDUSTRY – Attorney Steven J. Elie, a partner in Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP, will discuss greenhouse gas issues at a luncheon hosted by the Industry Manufacturers Councils Management/Operations at noon Tuesday at the California Country Club, 1509 S. Workman Mill Road. Elie has represented the city of Morro Bay regarding the design, planning, approval and construction of a modernized power plant and has vast experience in analyzing and defending environmental impact reports, greenhouse gas policy matters and matters revolving the construction of a light rail system. For more information, call (626) 968-3737. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – Phantom Projects, a group that produces teen-oriented plays, will hold its first young artists workshop from July 16 to Aug. 4. The participants will add their talents, whether writing, directing, acting, singing, dancing, etc., to a collaborative effort to develop one-act plays and performance pieces by members of the group. All will be asked to contribute in more than one area over a three-week rehearsal process leading up to the public performance at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. last_img read more

Six longest title droughts EVER: Man United feature but not LFC! (Yet)

first_imgThis week marked 25 years since Liverpool last won the league title, taking them past their previous longest title drought of 24 years between 1923 and 1947.But in reality the drought was already a lot longer than that previous record, because English football had been halted for seven seasons during the Second World War, meaning that between finishing first in 1923 and 1947 it had only been 16 seasons.Last season the Reds came agonisingly close to beating Manchester City to top spot, but fell just short as they threw away the title with three games remaining.Now they are staring at a 25th consecutive season without finishing top of the pile in England, meaning that should they win another title it will represent one of the longest gaps between championship-winning campaigns in English football history.The sixth longest wait for the title came when Manchester United ended 29 seasons without finishing first, as Sir Matt Busby guided the Red Devils to the league crown in 1952. Above, talkSPORT look at the longest periods between title successes, starting with United, and count down to the biggest gap of all – 71 seasons.Liverpool fans will be hoping they don’t have to wait that long!Click the arrows on the gallery above to see which clubs make the top five.Do you think Liverpool can realistically end their title wait any time soon? Comment below… 6 6 3. Chelsea: 49 seasons between winning the title in 1955 and 2005 – Click the arrow for more – Like Man City, Chelsea’s return to the pinnacle of English football was significantly aided when the club was purchased by an oil rich backer. When Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, his arrival brought with it the ambition and funding to make Stamford Bridge the home of English football’s finest once again. Lo and behold, within two years Chelsea were Premier League champions, 49-campaigns since their previous, solitary title triumph. 2. Aston Villa: 59 seasons between winning the title in 1910 and 1981 – Click the arrow for more – One of the founding members of the Football League, Aston Villa tasted great success in the opening two decades of league competition in England, winning six titles by 1910. However, following their success at the end of the 1909/10 season, Villa fans were forced to wait an almighty 59 seasons until the club won another league title. 6 4. Man City: 43 seasons between winning the title in 1968 and 2012 – Click the arrow for more – For older Man City fans, images of Mike Summerbee and Francis Lee holding aloft the league crown in 1968 will remain, but for the new generation it is pictures of Vincent Kompany raising the Premier League trophy that will endure. Manchester City’s rise to the upper echelons of English and European football has been rapid. Just four years after the Abu Dhabi United Group bought the club, they were crowned English champions, bringing to an end a 42 -year wait. 6 5. Burnley: 31 seasons between winning the league in 1921 and their next title in 1960 – Click the arrow for more – It might seem unconceivable to those brought up on the Premier League and dominance of a handful of super rich clubs, but the Clarets have been league champions twice. Indeed, Burnley are one of a small number of sides to have won all four professional divisions in English football. A 30-match unbeaten run helped them to the title in 1921 – a record that lasted until Arsenal’s invincibles went the whole season without defeat in 2003/04. It took until 1960 for them to grab another title, when they won the trophy ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, despite having never been top until the final round of fixtures had been played. 6 1. Blackburn Rovers: 71 seasons between winning the title in 1914 and 1995 – 10. Blackburn Rovers have won ten trophies – League x3, League Cup x1, FA Cup x6 6 6. Man United: 29 seasons between winning the title in 1911 and their next triumph in 1952 – Click the arrow to see which English clubs went even longer between top flight titles – Manchester United may have had to wait 26 years between Matt Busby’s last title and Fergie’s first, but the Red Devils had to wait even longer between their second and third titles, 29 campaigns to be exact (full-time football was halted for seven seasons during the Second World War). The absence of league success was brought to an end as Busby’s side stormed to the first title of his reign. last_img read more

SENSATIONAL CHRISTMAS OFFERS AT KAVANAGH’S SUPERVALU

first_imgKavanagh’s SuperValu Donegal have launched a stunning range of fantastic promotional offers in all of their Donegal stores in Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Dungloe and Buncrana.  With Christmas just around the corner Kavanagh’s have provided their customers with fantastic products at great value during a period which is renowned for being an expensive time for families.Customers can avail of some great deals on alcohol with Bottles of Jameson, Bushmills and Paddy’s Irish Whiskey all priced at €20.There is also a mouth watering SuperValu fresh Irish unsmoked and smoked Ham fillets for just €9.All offers valid from Thursday the 12th of December until Wednesday the 18th of December. Check out more offers on different products at www.SuperValue.ie SENSATIONAL CHRISTMAS OFFERS AT KAVANAGH’S SUPERVALU was last modified: December 12th, 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:BusinessChristmas DecemberFeaturesKavanagh’s SuperValunewsPromotional offerslast_img read more

Council limitations

first_imgRe: “Panel urges `living wage’ at hotels” (Oct. 12): Once again our illustrious City Council members have displayed their lack of recognizing their limitations and lack of fiscal responsibility. For years this fact has been clearly indicated by their actions, and now they presume to think they know how to run the hotel business. I suspect that a few sizable donations made to the respective office accounts might dispense with this problem both quickly and quietly. – Nellson H. Vels AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsTarzana Happiest place Re: “Disney signs deal to set up stores in India” (Business, Oct. 12): The company that dares to refer to itself as “The happiest place on Earth” is now taking its fake facade to India. Please! How insensitive, since poverty is so prevalent in that country. Having spent time in India recently, I found: Rishikesh has no movie houses, no libraries; Anandpur has no skateboards, no colorful clothing; Dharmasala has no showers, people cooked on gas burners on the floor; Amritsar has no hunger due to The Golden Temple, but poverty was everywhere, and so on. Consequently, what effect is the glitz and expanse of all things Disney going to have on the people who truly know the happiest place on Earth is in the heart? – Grant Lashley North Hollywood ATM voting Since there seem to be so many problems with voting machines, why hasn’t someone suggested that we hire the company that makes bank ATMs? They are reliable, accurate and readily available in every neighborhood. They can easily be retrofitted to give a paper confirmation of one’s vote. Perhaps even give a tally of totals to date. Everybody knows how to use them and minimal instructions are needed for those who don’t. Think about it. – Mili Lang Woodland Hills The rest of us? Re: “Man wants Oasis in the Valley” (Oct. 11): Oasis in the Valley? Great idea. As everyone knows, we don’t have enough traffic, crime and congestion here in the West Valley. The piece should have been titled: One man wants an Oasis in the Valley. The rest of us don’t. – Dave Griggs Woodland Hills Distorted viewpoint Re: “Good for the gander” (Your Opinions, Oct. 11): Richard McCurdy, blasting Rich Lowry’s column “Foley flap consensus needed,” suggests that there is no difference between the Foley e-mail scandal and President Clinton’s Lewinsky scandal. There is a vast difference. Clinton was not impeached for carrying on with Lewinsky, but for lying under oath about the Lewinsky scandal. Foley has committed no crime. While it is improper and immoral to do what he is accused of, he did not lie about it nor did he try to cover it. Foley had no physical contact with the boys, according to what I have read. Furthermore, even had there been contact, I read that all parties were of legal consent age in the state where the behavior took place. – Charles L. Murray Santa Clarita Life, no parole Re: “More calls for death penalty in child rapes” (Oct. 10): The penalty for raping a child isn’t nearly as severe as it should be. It is a fact that people come to America from other countries to sodomize, rape and kill children because of the leniency of our laws against it. It should be clearly obvious that we are not doing enough about the offenses to prevent such crimes. Releasing child rapists from prison sends the wrong message about the crimes committed, but life in prison sends the message we mean business. Child rapists who kill children have no regard for life, making the death penalty useless. – Joe Hale Sylmar160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Bournemouth beat Liverpool to signing of England starlet in £13m deal

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 REPLY deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “Premier League football is what I’ve always wanted to achieve. I want to play as many games as possible and I feel like this is the right place for me to try and do that.”Kelly was attracting interest from a number of top flight clubs ahead of the summer transfer window, with the youngster known to have been scouted by Liverpool.The Reds were reported to have identified Kelly as one of their prime transfer targets, but they’ve been beaten to the punch by Eddie Howe’s side.And the Bournemouth manager feels there is plenty more to come from Bristol-born defender Kelly.“Lloyd is an exciting talent and a player of real potential, while at the same time already possessing good experience for someone so young,” Howe said. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Bournemouth have signed England Under-21 defender Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City, the Premier League club have confirmed.Kelly, 20, joins the Cherries for an undisclosed fee, understood to be around £13million, and has signed a long-term deal at the Vitality Stadium. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice huge blow REVEALED shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars LATEST center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Kelly leaves Bristol City after two promising seasons in the Championship gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move getty It’s official, we’ve completed the signing of @lloydkelly4 from Bristol City on a long-term contract!The full story 📰: https://t.co/lhGK1COtbY#afcb 🍒 pic.twitter.com/Wx9HeoD5Mt— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) May 18, 2019Kelly, who can play at left-back as well as central defence, came through the Bristol City youth ranks and made 48 appearances for the club.“The move has come around quite quickly, but I’m happy to be here and can’t wait to start playing,” Kelly told afcbTV. “He is athletic, versatile, physically excellent and has a very bright future ahead of him.“I am delighted that we have been able to strike so early in the summer and look forward to working with Lloyd during the coming seasons.”last_img read more

Cebu Pacific Airlines Wins Most Improved Airline for 2020

first_imgCebu Pacific Airlines is AirlineRatings.com Most Improved Airline for 2020.Cebu Pacific commenced services in March 1996, initially only domestic operations but launched international operations in November 2001.It now flies to 64 tourist and business destinations within Asia and operates 67 mainly Airbus aircraft.READ: Airbus Takes Leadership Position in Electric AircraftCebu was the first local airline to introduce e-ticketing, prepaid excess baggage, and seat selection in the Philippines.Cebu Pacific Airlines Makes Changes to Improve Their FlightsAirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas congratulated Cebu Pacific on this achievement.“Cebu Pacific has become a major part of the fabric of life in the Philippines bringing affordable travel to most,” said Thomas.“The airline has a very modern fleet and operationally is now up there with the best.”Cebu Cebu Pacific takes delivery of its first A330Recently Cebu Pacific Airlines signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 long-range A330neo aircraft.The order is the wide-body component of a Memorandum of Understanding announced at the Paris Air Show and which also included commitments for 10 A321XLR and five A320neo single-aisle aircraft.Cebu Pacific (CEB) plans to operate the aircraft on trunk routes within the Philippines and the rest of Asia, as well as on longer-range services to Australia and the Middle East.“The A330neo is integral to our fleet modernization program,” said Cebu pacific chief executive Lance Gokongwei when the order was announced.READ: The A330neo: An Unlikely Passenger Experience Trailblazer“With this purchase, we aim to reduce our fuel emission and build a more sustainable operation.“This will also give us the lowest cost per seat, at the same time enabling CEB to increase seat capacity and maximize valuable airport slots in Manila and other Asian megacities.”last_img read more

Listen to the music of proteins folding

first_img 00:0000:0000:00 Proteins, the building blocks of tissues and organs, also regulate how genes are expressed. So it’s important to determine how they work, something scientists typically do with visual images and graphs. Now, researchers have come up with a new way for analyzing how proteins function: music. Inspired by previous research mapping data to sound—like the famous “chirp” from the detection of gravitational waves—researchers decided to assign a musical pitch and rhythm to different qualities of three proteins, including their chemistry, affinity to water, and structure. Then, using melody generation software, they strung together the different notes to create melodies that could be played on a piano. (You can listen below.) To show that these auditory representations were as good as the visual ones, the researchers next asked a group of participants—mostly students who had studied both music and proteins—to listen to the melodies and match them to the images. They were right at least 70% of the time, even without the help of a visual aid, like the synchronized scroll bars often seen with karaoke lyrics, the scientists reported last month in Heliyon. This means, they say, that these recordings might allow researchers to use their ears, along with their eyes, to identify protein patterns indicative of genetic diseases like Alzheimer’s. R. P. Bywater et. al., Heliyon 2, 10 (20 October 2016) Elsevier Limitedlast_img read more

All hands on deck to clean up the mess

first_imgA week after the government positioned another 11 top bureaucrats to put preparations for the Commonwealth Games on track, cabinet secretary K. M. Chandrasekhar on Thursday had a three-hour meeting with all the officers concerned.According to sources, after the meeting, the message from the cabinet secretary was that there was “greater need for coordination.” The special officers – Subodh Kumar, S. R. Rao, R. C. Mishra, Amarjeet Singh, J. S. Deepak, Rohit Nandan, Shashi Shekar, Taradatt, Gopal Krishna, Rajeev Kapoor and Injeti Srinivas – briefed Chandrasekhar at length and various issues were discussed.One of the highlights of the meeting was how the officers were told there was need for “an overall concerted effort from all the people involved in preparations for the Games”. While admitting that ” time was short and of essence” the cabinet secretary told the officers, who also included all the venue administrators – Sindhushree Khullar, secretary sports; Sayan Chatterjee, director- general SAI; Jarnail Singh, CEO, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee; B. M. Chugh, DG Works, urban development ministry – that each passing day was important.With the rains playing havoc not just with the infrastructure, but also the roads leading to the venues and the Games Village, the officers raised various issues.The cabinet secretary took note of the Nehru Stadium track damage as reported by MAIL TODAY. Officers concerned briefed him that this was not a major issue at all”. The message given to Chandrasekhar was “if there was no rain, track repairs could have been done in less than 12 hours”. However, experts still maintain and told M AIL TODAY that after repairs the track will again need a certification from the international athletics federation.advertisementThe topic of maintaining the track was also discussed at the meeting. There are fears that the track could suffer damage as athletes and other performers could step on it during the opening ceremony to be held on October 4. Apparently, a US firm is now being consulted so that the track can be preserved and there is no damage to it during the opening and closing ceremonies.Delhi Police special commissioner Neeraj Kumar was also present at the meeting. Chandrasekhar assured the gathering that work would not be hampered even when the Delhi Police take over the venues from September 1. “The cabinet secretary said he had already written to the Delhi Police commissioner Y. S. Dadwal that workers be allowed at the site and movement of commercial vehicles carrying material and equipment not be stopped,” said a source.Issues related to the maintenance of 300 rooms at the Nehru Stadium were also discussed and the feeling was that there was better need for coordination from the SAI officer.The gymnastics venue in East Delhi has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons and the issue was strongly raised in Thursday’s meeting.Apparently, the indoor lighting is posing a problem for the gymnasts as the glare comes straight into their eyes. Promises have been made in the past that this will be sorted out.The Karni Singh range was a topic of discussion as well, as ‘shooting stations’ at the outdoor shotgun events had ‘sunk.’ An assurance was given that this would not take a long time and the situation was “not that bad because a national camp is in progress at the venue”.Sources told MAIL TODAY that the biggest worry was still the Games Village. It is learnt that there is still no news from the Organising Committee on installation of refrigerators, washing machines, cupboards and furniture at the venue. ” Gas pipes have still not been laid. And there are still no cellphone towers in the Games Village,” said another source.It was also pointed out that kitchen equipment at the venue was still awaited. Moreover, the small swimming pool in the Games Village was also not ready.Security and disaster management responsibilities were also discussed at the meeting.last_img read more

Pragyan Ojha up to 15th after rich haul against West Indies

first_imgLeft-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha’s seven-wicket haul against the West Indies in the Mumbai Test has helped him break into the top 15 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers.Ojha engineered a dramatic Caribbean batting collapse on the final morning at the Wankhede Stadium, taking 6-47 in the second innings.As a result, he jumped 11 places on the charts and now sits in 15th place, just ahead of Australia’s Peter Siddle.It is the first time in his career that the 25-year-old from Hyderabad has been ranked so high.However, Ojha’s India teammate Ishant Sharma fell three places to 20th spot after taking just one wicket in Mumbai.Zaheer Khan remains the highestranked Indian bowler at sixth place. South African Dale Steyn leads the rankings, followed by James Anderson and Morne Morkel.Sachin Tendulkar has dropped one place to sixth spot in the Test batting rankings after failing to notch his 100 international ton in the series against the West Indies. Rahul Dravid is ranked eighth, while VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag are 14th and 19th respectively.Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara is the top- ranked batsman ahead of South African Jacques Kallis and England’s Alastair Cook.West Indies’ Darren Bravo has climbed 14 places to 21st position, after knocks of 166 and 48 in the Mumbai Test, which ended in a thrilling draw with scores level.India’s 2-0 series victory has allowed them to close the gap on England at the top of the ICC Test Championship table to seven points.India gained a ratings point and moves up to 118 after beating the West Indies, who are ranked six places below them.advertisementEngland sit on top with 125 points. South Africa are third on 116 points with Australia fourth (105).West Indies remain on 88 points despite the series defeat.last_img read more