With UCLA’s crash-‘n-burn mission heading into the NCAA tourney complete, how much howling does Ben Howland have to do to get his accomplished squad of Pacific-10 Conference champions refocused on the big picture? Or would bringing John Wooden out to a practice next week to impart some quiet pyramid power be the next step to avoiding another major misstep when it’s time for one-and-done? How does Arron Afflalo follow up that Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year (lack of) performance? Is there something wrong with the mechanism by which NBA rosters are constructed that a team (i.e.: The Lakers) could actually remotely consider adding Scottie Pippen to its triangular mix at this stage of the campaign? David Beckham sprained a knee? How does the Galaxy keep that news away from potential season-ticket holders? Has Kobe Bryant considered buying the NBA Task Force on Flailing Arms a diamond ring or two to curb their enthusiasm? Do the Tampa Bay Bucs really need another quarterback? When does someone inform Dominick Rhodes that the road he’s voluntarily taken from the Super Bowl champions leads to the lameness of Lane Kiffin? Any chance that with all this global warming stuff, the entire Iditarod eventually turns into a big pile of mush? Tom Hoffarth’s “It’s Out of the Question” column appears Saturdays. email@example.com (818) 713-3661 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even if we were to use the Modified Stableford System, how does it add up that Tiger Woods can effectively kill the PGA’s International tournament in Denver by not participating in it, but then be willing to host his own event, on the same weekend as the one he helped sink, and have the proceeds fund his latest learning center endeavor? Is there any reason why the worldwide leader in Niketown doesn’t just break away and start his own Tiger Tour? Anyone heard a hormonal peep out of Gary Matthews Jr., yet? Do you believe his dad when he says he hasn’t asked junior about whether or not he bought the stuff? When you come to the decision that it’s necessary to go out and hire O.J.’s lawyer to get you out of a mess, wouldn’t that be just another Angel-colored-red flag that this’ll need to go beyond the usual means of damage control? Why doesn’t Arte Moreno invoke the lemon law clause, negate the deal and get his $50 mil back? Or does he think he can still squeeze some lemonade out of this? Why even try to predict who’ll end up as the No. 1 seeds for The Big Ol’ Dance when it all changes faster than the lineup on “Dancing with the Stars”? Has the hurricane that Pokey Chatman created at LSU the only reason why anyone will pay any attention to the women’s NCAA tourney?
He also went on to complain about similar decisions earlier in the season.“I watched on the touchline and it looked for me very clear but there was 50m distance so I [at first] give the referee the benefit of the doubt,” said Mourinho.“I know my players so when I see people like [Juan] Mata almost in hysterics I know, no doubt, and then at half-time I watch it.“It is a penalty like [Marcus] Rashford against Leicester, [Ander] Herrera against City. [Jonathan] Moss, [Michael] Oliver and Craig tonight are good referees. So the referees’ performances in these matches were good – these were unlucky decisions that punished us.”Mourinho then went on to talk about injuries after Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off in the first half.“I don’t know [how serious it is],” he said. “I know that normally bad news arrives immediately and bad news didn’t arrive but to leave the pitch the way he did, we don’t think twice to make that decision immediately, because there is a problem not just for today but the next two matches I would say for sure.”Mourinho also confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been ruled out for a month after a setback in his recovery from a serious knee injury.“Zlatan is out for a month. It’s the same knee,” he said.“It’s an incredible problem, a 37-year-old man, a lion like he says, a real lion, but it’s not easy. Now he had a little recurrence and one month out.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manager Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United lost to Bristol City in the quarter-final of the 2017 League CupLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho blamed a not-given penalty as a reason his team were unable to beat Southampton at Old Trafford following a 0-0 draw on Saturday.The crucial moment came in the 32nd minute when Maya Yoshida handled in the box, but referee Craig Pawson failed to blow his whistle, a fact that Mourinho was unhappy with.
What to expectPochettino was so devastated by Tottenham’s failure to win the Champions League for the first time that he hid away in his Barcelona home for 10 days before finally resurfacing to begin what he hopes will be an ambitious new era for his club.While the 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in Madrid denied Pochettino the first major trophy of his managerial career, the Argentine is attempting to turn the page as the new season looms.But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy appears undecided over his manager’s demands for greater investment.New Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKAhead of their first full season in their swish new stadium, Pochettino has made it clear Tottenham must be more ambitious, with the club record signing of Tanguy Ndombele not enough to stop him asking for more financial backing during pre-season.Adding to Pochettino’s issues, Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed he is looking for a new challenge, stalling on a new contract as Manchester United and Real Madrid wait in the wings.Pochettino is marching on regardless, showing his ruthless side by selling under-performing England defender Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid and considering off-loading Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose.Reaching the Champions League final partially obscured an inconsistent finish to the domestic season for Tottenham, who finished fourth in the Premier League after winning just once in their last five games.In past years that would still have been cause for celebration, but Pochettino is dreaming bigger these days.New facesIt took Ndombele just one minute and four touches to show why Tottenham splashed out around £54 million pounds ($66 million) — a club record –to sign the France midfielder from Lyon.The 22-year-old unfurled a perfectly weighted pass that allowed Lucas Moura to score with ease against Juventus in a pre-season friendly.Impressing with his power and strength, Ndombele’s movement and direct approach have drawn comparisons with former Manchester City star Yaya Toure, which might explain why he caught the eye of the Premier League champions before Tottenham won the race for his signature.“With that first touch, he showed his quality, it was amazing,” said Pochettino.“You see when he touches the ball, or when he runs, something can happen.”Having caught the eye in the Champions League for Lyon, the confident Ndombele said: “I don’t feel any pressure. I am proud to be the club record signing.”Key manHarry Kane cut a forlorn figure at the end of the Champions League final after an ineffective display that raised questions about Pochettino’s decision to play the striker in his first game back after his latest ankle injury.Harry Kane is Tottenham’s talisman © AFP/File / Christof STACHEKane’s fitness will be firmly in the spotlight this season following his battle with the ankle problems that have interrupted his career too often for comfort.Although Kane scored 24 goals in all competitions last season, his run of three successive campaigns with at least 25 Premier League goals came to an end as a result of the injury issues.The 26-year-old was a shadow of his usual dynamic self against Liverpool in Madrid, but he is confident of returning to peak form this season.He has already netted an incredible stoppage-time winner from the half-way line against Juventus in a pre-season friendly and is determined to bounce back as he enters what should be his prime years.“That’s what people say. They always say late 20s is when you start to hit your prime, so we’ll have to see,” Kane said.“I’m not classed as young anymore. I’m in a good place. I feel good and hopefully I can stay as fit as possible through the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Fuelled by the pain of last season’s Champions League final defeat against Liverpool, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to take his team to the next level.AFP Sport takes a look at the north London club as they bid to win a major trophy for the first time since 2008.
A mother of a little boy who is addicted to eating small objects including batteries, ear-rings and coins says she is terrified he will choke to death.The mother-of-two from Letterkenny says her four year old son has already had ten choking episodes.Now Fiona, who asked that her full identity not be revealed, says she wants to highlight the problem. She has taken her son to consultants at Letterkenny General Hospital who suspect her son is suffering from Prader Willi Syndrome.The young mother revealed that her son has even tried to eat broken light-bulb which he found in a recycling bin.“I am close to having a nervous breakdown. I just don’t know what he is going to try and eat next.“We have already had ten choking episodes. On one occasion we suspected he had swallowed an ear-ring but it turned out he had swallowed the pair. “He has also swallowed batteries, coins – anything that is small and he can get in his mouth,” she said.Fiona had to warn her son’s crèche of his addiction and they had to use child-friendly toys and dispose of anything he may have been able to swallow.She also revealed that social services asked to see her home because they were concerned about the number of incidents of choking before her son was diagnose with the condition.“They called to my home and they couldn’t believe how tidy it was. It has to be because my son would try to swallow anything that was lying around.“I can understand their concern because we were constantly visiting the doctor but I think they understand now,” she said. Fiona is now concerned that her son will be out of her supervision soon when he starts school.“I’m really worried and I’m hoping he will grow out of it or realise that he can’t swallow these objects.“I also want to warn other parents about the dangers of the syndrome in case their children are showing signs of it,” she said.TERRIFIED DONEGAL MOTHER REVEALS HOW HER SON EATS BATTERIES, COINS, EAR-RINGS AND LIGHT-BULBS was last modified: October 10th, 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:batteriesboycoinsear-ringsletterkennyPrader Willi Syndrome
“He told me that when you grow up, you lead your men,” Tuanquin said. Jorge Tuanquin grew up to be a labor leader in the Philippines and a university instructor in labor law, a job that allowed him to travel all over the world. His first visit to the United States was in 1953 on a government-sponsored trip to learn about U.S. labor law. He saw segregation firsthand in Georgia, went to the top of the Empire State Building in New York, and met crooner Rudy Vallee at a concert in San Francisco. In 1992, Tuanquin and his wife, Lydia, retired to the United States. Tuanquin collects federal disability pay for his World War II years fighting the Japanese in the Philippines, when his country was a colonial possession of the United States. “U.S. history … is very tangled with the Philippines,” said Enrique de la Cruz, professor of Asian-American Studies at California State University, Northridge. The history that binds the two nations is reflected in the attitudes Filipino immigrants had toward the United States. “On the one hand, having been educated in the Philippines using American textbooks and American system of education, for the most part you had this very benign concept (that the) U.S. is the land of milk and honey,” de la Cruz said. “But what they did not anticipate, of course, were the racial tensions here, and I think a lot of them ran smack right into that.” More than 1.8 million Filipino-Americans live in the United States, making them the second-largest group of Asians in the United States, according to census figures. Glendale has more than 11,000 Filipino-Americans as residents. Filipino-Americans have a colorful history. Among the figures in that history is Pedro Flores, the originator of the first yo-yo toy mass-produced in America. Another figure was writer and labor leader Carlos Bulosan, who authored “America is in the Heart.” “He was sort of the voice of, if you think about it, the farm workers,” said librarian Eloisa Gomez Borah, a chronicler of Filipino-American history. “This is prior to Cesar Chavez. Filipinos were sort of the people who were the downtrodden farmworkers, and he was their voice.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU GO The History of Filipino-Americans in the United States will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Tuanquin is the son of a sakada who left the Philippines in 1923 aboard a steamship and picked up the nickname “Manila” from American sailors who saw him walk down the gangplank in Hawaii. At 6 feet 2 inches, Eligio Tuanquin towered over many of his co-workers, who earned $1 a day toiling from sunrise to sunset on a sugar cane plantation. He was soon elected to bargain for better working conditions. “You see, it’s very clear,” Tuanquin said, pointing to a sepia-toned photo of his father seated in a studio with five workers standing by him. “He could not take a picture while standing because he was very tall. “Before they went (to Hawaii), he was already the leader,” Tuanquin said. “He was elected among the men and he was very tall.” Jorge Tuanquin still has the remittance receipts from cash Eligio sent back home. But his father also spent a lot on fellow workers who got sick. When Eligio went home to the Philippines, he passed a lesson on to his son. Lessons the father learned about organizing workers in the sugar cane plantations of Hawaii were passed on to the son, who grew up in the Philippines and became a union leader himself. As Jorge Tuanquin, 90, of North Hills looks back on his life and the legacy of his father, Eligio, the story he tells weaves together family, politics, migration and the ties between two nations divided by an ocean, but linked by history. “I learned my ABCs,” Tuanquin said about his school days in the Philippines. “I learned more about the (United) States than I learned in the Philippines about my country.” The Filipino-American community this year is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first major wave of Filipino immigration to America, the plantation workers known as the sakadas who came to Hawaii in 1906. One of Southern California’s largest Filipino-American communities is in Glendale, where Tuanquin will participate in a panel discussion today at the Central Library.
More than half a million euro in grants have today been allocated to various Donegal sports groups and organisations.A total of €640,00 was allocated from the Sports Capital Funding for the county by Minister Michael Ring TD.The announcement has been welcomed by local Senator Jimmy Harte. “Sport is so important to the development of our communities and the health of our children must be to the forefront in encouraging them to particpate in sporting activity.There are so many local groups and clubs involved in promoting sport and the volunteers who give their time so it is important that the Government funds these efforts,” he said.The biggest single allocation of €100,000 has been made to Dungloe GAA club while Letterkenny Community Centre received €90,000.The following is the full list of clubs to receive grant aid. Clonleigh Social Services Ltd. €35,558Cockhill Celtic Youth & Football Club €55,000Coiste Forbartha Dhobhair Teo €5,500Curragh Athletic Football Club €40,000Donegal Bay Rowing Club €15,000 Donegal Mountain Rescue Team €23,000Donegal Sports Partnership €10,000Downstands Family Resource Centre €13,000Drumoghill Football Club €41,000 Dungloe G.A.A. Club / Cumann Luthchleas Gael An Clochán Liath €100,000Dunlewey Celtic Football Club €25,000Gweebarra Canoe Club €4,000Illistrin Community Development Association €34,000IRD Milford Limited €40,000Kilmacrennan Celtic School Boys & Girls F.C €20,000Letterkenny Community Centre €90,000Letterkenny Youth & Family Service (LYFS) €20,000Mulroy Hoops Basketball Club €7,000Naomh Mhuire GAA Club €9,000Ramelton Tennis Club €25,000Realt na Mara CLG, Bundobhráin €13,000St. Catherine’s F.C. €15,000DONEGAL SPORTING GROUPS AND CLUBS RECEIVE €640,000 IN GRANTS was last modified: December 2nd, 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:Minister Michael RingSenator Jimmy HarteSports Capital Funding
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Councilman Tom LaBonge echoed the sentiments of Villaraigosa, who said bringing previous critics of the city inside the process can be positive. “I think it’s good to get a mix,” LaBonge said. Councilman Bill Rosendahl, meanwhile, embraced the position underlying the litigation that sparked the controversy. Mirell was co-counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit that led to a settlement limiting the stopping and rousting of homeless people by Los Angeles police. “The ACLU was protecting the civil liberties of people who have no place to go,” Rosendahl said. “Until we find a place to put them, where else can they go?” That spurred a debate with Councilwoman Jan Perry, a downtown-area representative who led the opposition to Mirell. Perry charged that the outcome of the litigation and other homelessness-related efforts by the ACLU has been to keep the mentally ill on the street while endangering public health. “You’re protecting someone who doesn’t know who or where they are,” she said. “We’re protecting people’s rights to live in their own filth on a public sidewalk.” Mirell was not at Tuesday’s meeting, but Councilman Eric Garcetti said he had spoken to him after last week’s meetings and that Mirell was taking the council debate and the issues it generated seriously. Mirell said at last week’s hearing he took part in the 2000 litigation pro bono to protect the freedom of any individual not to be stopped unreasonably. He said he was looking forward to serving on the Homeless Services Authority with an open mind. Perry was joined in her opposition by Councilmen Bernard Parks and Dennis Zine, both veterans of the Police Department. Councilman Greig Smith, a reserve officer, voted “no” on the nomination last week but was out Tuesday on jury duty. While Mirell now joins the authority board, the debate in the council is not over. Villaraigosa has also nominated Ramona Ripston, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, to the panel. Ripston’s nomination is scheduled to come before a council committee today on its way to the full panel. On Tuesday, the council also approved Valley College President Tyree Wieder to the Library Commission and Yolanda Vera to the Board of Civil Service Commissioners. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After a robust debate on how to help the homeless population on Skid Row, the City Council on Tuesday approved a nominee to a homeless services panel whom it had previously blocked. Attorney Doug Mirell – whose nomination had generated controversy because he had sued the city in 2000 over its homelessness policy – was confirmed in an 11-3 vote to serve on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a joint city-county agency that works with service providers. Mirell’s nomination had twice failed to gain confirmation last week, marking the first time one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s 100-plus commission appointees had received even a single “no” vote. Under council rules, however, the nomination returned again, and with more members present – including two new councilmen sworn in Tuesday – Mirell was confirmed.
“Historically that (bass) number is way, way down,” said Armor. “The same with threadfin – their numbers are up, but it’s still way, way down from historic levels.” The bass population hit its all-time recorded low last year, while shad’s numbers last year were the lowest since 1985. 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Researchers from the state Department of Fish and Game calculate the fish populations based on an index after sampling fish with nets throughout the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from September through December, as they have since 1969. This year’s smelt index was just one-third of last year’s survey result. “The delta smelt last year was the lowest we’d ever seen, so this year is definitely the lowest,” said Chuck Armor, a California Department of Fish and Game biologist who manages the Interagency Ecological Program made up of six federal and three state agencies that track the delta. Longfin smelt also declined sharply from last year, though the index is up from a record low set in 1992. The indexes for bass and threadfin shad each more than doubled from last year’s low count, to the highest levels in the four years since the recent population crash began. SACRAMENTO – The population of the tiny delta smelt has hit an all-time low in the vast estuary east of San Francisco Bay, according to new survey figures made public Wednesday. The results trouble scientists who consider the fish an indicator of the health of the waterway that funnels water to two-thirds of Californians. The population of a second bellwether species, longfin smelt, also was at a near-record low since measurements began in 1969. Two other harbinger fish species – threadfin shad and young striped bass – had increases in the most recent survey, but still are far below historic levels. Scientists are concerned about the crash of the four fish species, and frustrated that they have been unable to determine the cause after a year of emergency research. Biologists had hoped to see a rebound in the populations this fall, particularly because water conditions have been good. A new round of studies next year will be aimed at narrowing the suspects, with a focus on water pumping to Southern California, San Joaquin farmers and San Francisco Bay area cities; invasive species including a prolific clam that is eating the fish’s food; and toxic chemicals that may be harming the fishes’ health.
3. #45 Stefan Milicevic (MINN) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-3, 7-6 Box Score Hall was one of the bright spots for the Bulldogs in singles as he managed to win his second set, 6-4, after dropping the first, 6-1. Jackson Allen took the third set 6-1 over Hall at No. 5 singles. The Gophers took that momentum from doubles and used it to win the first set on all six courts. 3. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) def. Marino Alpeza/Eli Ogilvy (MINN) 6-2 Story Links MINNEAPOLIS – The 49th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team fell at No. 41 Minnesota, 7-0, Friday night at the Baseline Tennis Center. 1. #58 Felix Corwin/Matic Spec (MINN) def. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 6-2 Doubles competition #41 Minnesota 7, #49 Drake 0Feb 23, 2018 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center) Barny Thorold played No. 45 Stefan Milicevic tough but ultimately fell 6-3, 7-6 at No. 3 singles. 6. Josip Krstanovic (MINN) def. Freddie Powell (DU) 6-0, 6-1 4. Eli Ogilvy (MINN) def. Ben Clark (DU) 6-2, 6-2 Krstanovic topped Freddie Powell, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles, while Felix Corwin beat Vinny Gillespie at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0 to put the Gophers up 3-0. Eli Ogilvy clinched the match for Minnesota with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Clark at No. 4 singles. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs will have a quick turnaround as they will wrap up their trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes with a neutral site match against Penn on Saturday at 3 p.m. 1. Felix Corwin (MINN) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 6-1, 6-0 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,1,4,5,2,3) The Gophers narrowly won the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. After Minnesota won No. 1 doubles, Drake’s juniors Tom Hands and Ben Clark won No. 3 doubles for to tie the doubles up at one match apiece. Josip Krstanovic and Justyn Levin managed to defeat Ben Wood and Finley Hall, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles to secure the doubles point for Minnesota. Minnesota 5-3 (1-0 Big Ten); National ranking #41 Singles competition 2. Matic Spec (MINN) def. Tom Hands (DU) 7-5, 6-2 2. Josip Krstanovic/Justyn Levin (MINN) def. Ben Wood/Finley Hall (DU) 7-5 Drake 10-5 (3-0 Summit); National ranking #49 5. Jackson Allen (MINN) def. Finley Hall (DU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 Match Notes
COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAÍ are investigating allegations that a pervert tried to lure young boys into his car in Convoy and Raphoe in the past 48 hours.Officers have interviewed a 10-year-old boy in Raphoe as part of their investigations.Members of the public are being urged to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Gardaí immediately. The incidents follow similar reports in Co Derry involving a man in a black car approaching children and asking them to get into his vehicle. COMMUNITY ALERT: PERV TARGETS CHILDREN IN CONVOY AND RAPHOE was last modified: May 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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)