Month: December 2019

Tottenham fan cuts up Arsenal shirt while singing anti-Gunners Amy Winehouse song parody

first_imgTottenham host Arsenal in a North London derby League Cup tie tonight and the banter has already begun.Spurs YouTube fan channel SpurredOn has released a video parody of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’, changing the lyrics to ‘Dad tried to make me support Arsenal, I said no, no, no’.It’s bound to wind up Gooners, who will hope their team does it’s talking on the pitch tonight.What’s your prediction for the final score between Tottenham and Arsenal tonight? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…last_img read more

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Manchester United to target £20m Napoli defender in the summer

first_img1 Manchester United are preparing a summer swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.The 24-year-old has shone for the Italian club this season, helping them climb to second in the Serie A table.Both Norwich and Southampton tried to sign the centre-back last summer, but Napoli managed to hold onto their man.However, according to Corrriere dello Sport, Manchester United are now hoping to snap up Koulibaly in the summer.The Premier League giants reportedly had a January offer of £15m rejected by Napoli in the final days of the transfer window.And Manchester United are now ready to return in the summer with an improved offer which could exceed £20m. Kalidou Koulibaly last_img read more

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Advertisers come to ‘Kid Nation,’ but viewers are leaving

first_img“Kid Nation,” the CBS reality program that had trouble attracting advertisers because of early criticism of its kids-alone-in-the-desert premise, has nearly tripled its number of advertisers since the series premiere, though the audience has continued to shrink. In the program’s third episode, broadcast Wednesday, several marketers that had stayed away from the show bought advertising time, among them McDonald’s, PetSmart, Lysol and T-Mobile. Those spots increased the number of advertisers supporting the show to more than 20, up 60 percent from a week ago and nearly triple the number on the series premiere. As advertisers arrive, however, they are finding fewer viewers. According to estimates from Nielsen Media Research, the third episode of “Kid Nation” drew 7.4 million viewers, down from 7.6 million a week earlier and 9.4 million for the series premiere. Among viewers ages 18 to 49, the crucial group for advertisers, the number of viewers fell to 3.2 million last week from 4 million in its debut. The lone bright spot in viewership has been among children. The number of 2- to 11-year-olds watching “Kid Nation” rose to an estimated 787,000 in the third week from 777,000 for the series premiere. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityA McDonald’s executive said Friday that the company had decided to advertise on the show after finding that its content fit the company’s family-friendly message. “We believe `Kid Nation’ brings families together and provides entertainment and a fun, shared experience for both children and parents,” Anja Carroll, director of media for McDonald’s USA, said in an e-mail message. Some of the advertising commitments were made before the show went on the air. A spokeswoman for PetSmart said it had agreed to buy its commercial time in the third episode in August, before the premiere. “Kid Nation” began drawing criticism from child advocates and causing jitters among advertisers well before the program arrived in September. The show takes 40 children, ages 8 to 15, and has them live in a New Mexico ghost town for 40 days without adult supervision, to see if they can build a working economy and society. But after taping of the show ended last spring, the mother of one girl who had participated complained to New Mexico state authorities about the living and working conditions and said several children had been injured on the set. CBS acknowledged that one girl had been burned on her face while cooking and that three children had accidentally drunk bleach from an unmarked soda bottle. The New Mexico attorney general’s office began an inquiry into whether the program had violated state child-labor laws. A spokesman for the attorney general said last week that the inquiry was continuing; CBS, which during the taping denied access to a state labor department inspector, said it had violated no laws. A CBS spokeswoman said Friday that the network “is pleased with the performance of the show.” No injuries have been shown on camera during “Kid Nation,” although there were some tense moments during the third episode when one child led a group that was harassing some obviously agitated cattle. The third episode also included some less-than-friendly behavior. CBS censors bleeped out a string of vulgar words shouted by Greg, the 15-year-old from Nevada who is one of the oldest participants, during an argument with some of the younger children.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Assemblyman needs to stop globe-trotting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNunez owes the taxpayers a proper accounting of his trips to Rome, Paris and other locations. He should prove what a European vacation has to do with fixing the state’s roads, schools and prisons and solving other problems. He should explain to the taxpayer why his “office” expenses were at the Louis Vuitton store in Paris instead of a Staples in Pico Rivera. So far the speaker and his staff have mounted this defense: Disclosing the travel is enough. No, it’s not. But those disclosures were telling, even though if they were unexplained: $50,000 in air travel, a $9,000 stay at an exclusive hotel in Spain and a $5,149 meeting with an exclusive wine seller in the Bordeaux region of France. Nunez said he travels so that he can broaden his view and gain perspective on issues that affect the state. Somewhere along the line he lost his perspective on how the middle class lives and, more importantly, what it means to be the highest-ranking member of the Assembly. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez recently told the Los Angeles Times, “There’s not too big a difference between how I live and how most middle-class people live.” No wonder Sacramento is so out of touch with the needs of Californians. One of the most powerful Democrats in the state, Nunez earns $130,062 a year and a tax-free per diem of $170 for showing up to work when the Assembly meets. Something tells us that middle-school teachers, guys who own carpet-cleaning businesses and other middle-class types who earn around $50,000 a year don’t dine in the same Paris restaurants as the assemblyman from Los Angeles. Being out of touch with regular folks isn’t the speaker’s only problem. He spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds traveling the world, staying at luxury hotels, dining in exclusive restaurants and visiting choice locations. He and staff members also declined to explain to the Los Angeles Times how some of that travel and dining pertained to state business – as the law requires. 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

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5 Democrats drop Michigan; Clinton stays

first_imgLANSING, Mich. (AP) – Five Democratic candidates have withdrawn from Michigan’s Jan. 15 presidential primary, leaving what amounts to a beauty contest for front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and a handful of lesser-knowns. Barack Obama, John Edwards and Bill Richardson filed paperwork Tuesday, the deadline to withdraw from the ballot. Two other candidates, Joe Biden and Dennis Kucinich, said they also were bypassing the primary. Although Michigan is a critical Midwest state in presidential voting, it violated Democratic National Committee rules by moving its primary earlier in the process. The candidates are honoring the DNC’s wishes in skipping the contest. Clinton broke with the leading candidates, with her campaign issuing a statement saying the New York senator will remain on the ballot. Chris Dodd also plans to stay on the ballot. 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAll the Democratic candidates already have agreed not to campaign in Michigan because it broke DNC rules when it moved its primary ahead of Feb. 5. Party rules say states cannot hold their 2008 primary contests before Feb. 5, except for Iowa on Jan. 14, Nevada on Jan. 19, New Hampshire on Jan. 22 and South Carolina on Jan. 29.last_img read more

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New cattle breed eats less, gains more weight

first_imgFor the first time, breeding bulls are being marketed for their efficiency, not just their size and pedigree, said David Daley, a cattle expert at California State University, Chico. “We started realizing that there’s also the issue of how much feed does it take to get all those pounds, and maybe big isn’t better,” said Glenn Nader, a livestock adviser with University of California Cooperative Extension. The potential for improvement is dramatic. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that some steers beat the average by nearly 30 percent, though others have found improvements closer to 10 percent. Jim Oltjen, a UC Davis animal nutrition expert, said a typical steer will eat 20 to 25 pounds of feed – mostly corn – and gain 3 to 4 pounds during each day of the typical three- to four-month stay at a feedlot. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jim Downing SACRAMENTO BEE SACRAMENTO – Susanville rancher John Barnum is trying to build a herd of cattle that sounds like something out of a dieter’s nightmare: They eat less, but they still get fat. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That trait is increasingly seen as a key to staying in business for California ranchers reeling from the effects of high-priced corn. “We’re hoping it’ll make us more profitable in the long run,” said Barnum, 23, who manages a family ranch that recently moved to the rangelands of northeastern California after generations in Calaveras County. Last year, the ethanol boom drove the price of corn up nearly 65 percent over six months, sending feed, the cattle business’s main expense, soaring. Meanwhile, the price of those animals at slaughter has hardly budged. In response, many ranchers are hoping to trim their costs by looking at “feed efficiency,” a measure of how effectively an animal turns grass or corn into muscle and fat. Ideally, with a higher-efficiency herd, a rancher saves on feed costs but ends up with the same amount of marketable beef. It’s yet another way that high prices for global commodities, from petroleum to grains to milk powder, are altering the economics of food production. last_img read more

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Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, May 25

first_imgOpinions very much divided on whether Mourinho’s the right man for Manchester United… Murray battles into round two in Paris… and it’s elimination time in the IPL. Here’s the latest from Russell Hargreaves and the team on Wednesday, May 25th.last_img

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France draw with Switzerland to top group as woodwork denies Payet third goal

first_imgThere was no late goal for the French to celebrate this time, but it didn’t matter.Didier Deschamps’ side had already booked their place in the last 16 before this 0-0 draw and now progress to the knockout stage as Group A winners, while Switzerland escape the group stages for the first time at a European Championship.It didn’t seem like it would end goalless, though, going on the first half displays.From the very beginning in Lille, Paul Pogba seemed intent on crushing the opposition and showing the class many have been hoping to see him produce at these Euros.The 23-year-old had three opportunities to open his Euro 2016 account, but he was denied by goalkeeper Yann Sommer twice and the crossbar on the other occasion.France were in control, Switzerland countered well with the likes of Man United transfer target Breel Embolo, while Granit Xhaka was excellent in the middle.But neither side’s final ball was good enough.Any hope of seeing goals died in the second half and it was Dimitri Payet – on for Kingsley Coman on the hour mark – who came closest to scoring.The West Ham star’s volley from Moussa Sissoko’s cross cannoned off the bar, but as the game neared full-time, both teams appeared happy to settle for a point.However, Switzerland were denied a penalty when Bacary Sagna fouled Haris Seferovic in the dying moments. 1 Dimitri Payet hit the woodwork as France drew 0-0 with Switzerland last_img read more

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Northern Ireland v Germany: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_imgO’Neill will have some big selection decisions to make in the build up to the game. Having dropped five players for the Ukraine match after thier defeat to Poland in the opener, he has the options of either sticking with his winning formula, or reverting back to his original plan.Probably the biggest decision he’ll face will be whether or not he re-introduces Kyle Lafferty back up front, having opted for Conor Washington to lead the line against Ukraine.He’ll also have to consider that Craig Cathcart, Stuart Dallas, Jonny Evans and Jamie Ward are all also on bookings, and are therefore just one more yellow card away from facing a one match ban.Group C PermutationsIf Northern Ireland can beat the world champions this evening, they will be certain of a place in the round of 16, and if Poland don’t beat Ukraine, then they would finish top. A draw will also probably suffice, but even if they lose, the tournament debutants could still qualify as one of the four best third placed sides, depending on results in other groups.As for Germany, a draw will guarentee them progression, as they already have four points. 2 Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTNorthern Ireland are within touching distance of a place in the round of 16 in their debut European Championship. There is just one problem: they face world champions Germany in their final group game this evening.Following an excellent victory over Ukraine last Thursday, Michael O’Neill’s men are now assured of at least a third place finish in Group C, knowing that a point in this final game would be likely to send them through to the knockout stage.Northern Ireland and Germany (or West Germany, as they were) have only ever faced each other once before in a major tournament, all the way back at the 1958 World Cup they drew 2-2 in a group game.LIVE on talkSPORT: Northern Ireland v Germany – click here for commentary from Parc des Princes, at 5pm (BST) on June 21, 2016Here’s how Group C stands: The starting 11 for our final @UEFAEURO Group C match against Germany! #DareToDream #GAWA pic.twitter.com/tN4agMLW0h— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) June 21, 2016center_img 2 Two changes against #NIR, as @Mario_Gomez & #Kimmich come in for #Draxler & @BeneHoewedes. #JeederFuerJeden #NIRGER pic.twitter.com/Xks63gKUmf— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 21, 2016last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY HOPING TO BE CROWNED IRELAND’S TOP TOWN AFTER BEING NAMED IN TOP TEN

first_imgLetterkenny has received a huge boost after being been named as one of Ireland’s top 10 towns.The Failte Ireland award has been set up to recognise towns and villages that have gone the extra mile to make Ireland even more attractive for visitors.The short-list also includes Cobh, Drogheda, Ennis, Kenmare, Tralee and Kilkenny town. Three towns in Co Mayo – Mulranny, Murrisk and Westport – have also been nominated.The award will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday.Last year Portmagee, in Co Kerry, was crowned the inaugural winner.“Tourism isn’t just a business, it’s a community industry and that’s why the whole community has a role in supporting tourism,” Minister of State for Tourism, Michael Ring, said. Many of the towns taking part have embraced The Gathering initiative, organising community events locally.Toni Forrester, CEO of Letterkenny Chamber told Donegal Daily “This is great news and we are keeping our fingers cross that we can come out on top.“We have had a greats summer and our numbers were up for visitors and we are hoping that we can now have a great Christmas.“This would certainly be the icing on the cake for what has been a very positive year for the town,” she said. LETTERKENNY HOPING TO BE CROWNED IRELAND’S TOP TOWN AFTER BEING NAMED IN TOP TEN was last modified: November 26th, 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:Failte Irelandletterkennytop 10 townslast_img read more

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