Liverpool and Everton fans react to Sakho v Lukaku

first_imgIt was a titanic battle between two giants of English football.No. Not the Merseyside derby, which ended up being a little on the dull side despite early promise as the game finished 1-1 at Goodison Park.We’re talking about Mamadou Sakho v Romelu Lukaku.As Everton v Liverpool drew to a close, the pair clashed in the penalty area resulting in eye-popping stares, chest beating, and a lot of pointing. But what would have happened had the two come to blows? It’s a frightening prospect.You can see how fans on Twitter reacted to the battle below… 1 Mamadou Sakho and Romelu Lukaku clash last_img read more

10 greatest achievements in English football ranked: Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and more fight for top spot

first_imgOn 21 March 2015, Leicester City were rock bottom of the Premier League, seven points adrift of safety, with nine games remaining.The Foxes had won four games from 29 and were odds on to go down.Then everything changed.Having lost six of their previous eight Premier League games, Leicester won six of their next eight, drawing one, to secure survival with a game to spare.It was an incredible achievement, but what makes it all the more remarkable now is that the Foxes are leading the division almost 12 months later.According to regular talkSPORT contributor and former Manchester City star Rodney Marsh, a title victory for Leicester – which would be the first in the club’s 132-year history – would be the greatest achievement in English football history. 10. West Ham in 1975 (above), Manchester City in 1969, Bolton Wanderers in 1958 and West Bromwich Albion in 1888 – the only teams to win the FA Cup final with an all-English line up – Although players from overseas dominating English football feels like a modern development, non-English players have been a key feature of professional football in the country since the 19th century. Scottish players in particular were much sought after by the earliest professional teams, and in the history of the FA Cup – which stretches back to 1872 – only four teams consisting entirely of English players have won the final. That record now looks unlikely to ever be broken, and for that reason the four sides in question make it into the top 10 of our countdown of the greatest achievements in English football history. 12 Where would a Leicester City Premier League title rank among the greatest achievements in English football history? Check out our top 10 – just click the arrow above to count down to the greatest achievement English football has ever seen – The Foxes are five points clear at the top of the Premier League, having beaten many people’s favourites for the title, Manchester City, away from home. With 13 games to go, suddenly the prospect of a Leicester City title-winning season appears to be very realistic, which is all the more incredible considering that less than a year ago they were considered certainties to be relegated. 12 3. Liverpool’s European Cup dominance – Winning the European Cup once is an immense achievement, but a handful of clubs can claim to have defined an era by winning the famous trophy on multiple occasions in a short space of time. Most recently, Barcelona’s Champions League success has firmly marked the last decade as the Catalan club’s era, while previously Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich and AC Milan put their stamp on the tournament with golden periods. But only one English club can truly be said to have defined a European Cup era. Liverpool won the trophy four times between 1977 and 1984, in the process carving the club’s name into European Cup history. In that period, English clubs won seven out of eight European Cup finals, as Nottingham Forest (twice) and Aston Villa (once) also claimed ‘old big ears’. But it was Liverpool’s mastery of the most prestigious competition in Europe that was most impressive, including qualifying for the tournament nine years in a row when only league champions or European Cup holders were admitted. 12 12 8. Wimbledon’s rise from non-league to FA Cup winners in 11 years – While Wimbledon’s 1988 FA Cup final win over runaway league champions Liverpool was an upset in itself, it’s often forgotten that the Dons were one of English football’s best teams when they faced the Reds at Wembley. When they reached the 1988 FA Cup final, Wimbledon were en route to a seventh-place finish in their second top flight season, having finished sixth a year earlier. Indeed, the Dons had beaten Liverpool at Anfield in 1987, in their debut top flight campaign. The real fairytale was in the club’s remarkable rise through the pyramid system of the English game. While Liverpool had first played among the elite in the 19th century, Wimbledon only reached the fourth tier in 1977, at a time when the Reds were winning European Cups. To reach the First Division in nine years as the Dons did was astonishing, but to cap it all with the FA Cup, against the most dominant team in the land at that time, was nothing short of remarkable. 12 7. Ipswich Town winning the First Division title in their first season in the top flight – Not only did Ipswich Town claim the top flight title in 1962 just 12 months after being crowned Division Two champions, they did so in the club’s debut season among England’s elite. Managed by a certain Alf Ramsey, the Tractor Boys stunned the opposition by finishing top of the pile, playing to their strengths, with Ray Crawford, Dougie Moran and Ted Phillips scoring 33, 13 and 28 goals respectively. With defending champions Tottenham perhaps sidetracked by reaching the last four of the European Cup as well as the FA Cup final, where they beat Burnley – Ipswich’s nearest challengers in the league – Ramsey’s team seized their opportunity to make history. As if to emphasise how spectacular this success was, Ipswich finished 17th a year later, just two points above the relegation places. Ramsey, meanwhile, would go on to be appointed England manager and he didn’t do too badly in that role, either. 6. Tottenham’s double-winning season of 1960/61 – By the end of the 20th century, winning the league and cup double in England had almost become commonplace. Man United claimed both trophies in 1994 and 1996, followed by Arsenal doubles in 1998 and 2002, with Man United’s treble (including Champions League) coming in 1999. But for decades, the idea of a club winning both the top flight title and the FA Cup had seemed a dream. Granted, Preston and Aston Villa had achieved doubles in 1889 and 1897, respectively, but when Spurs embarked on their momentous 1960/61 campaign, it was very much a Holy Grail in the English game. Bearing in mind that in those days the FA Cup was as prestigious, if not more so, than the First Division title, the magnitude of Spurs’ achievement at a time when the maximum wage rule made for a more competitive era, was far greater than a double win would be in 2016. The Lilywhites set a top flight record by winning their first 11 games of the season and won the title with what would now be 97 points, then beat Leicester at Wembley. 9. Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup triumph in 2013 – Of the 17 finals prior to Wigan’s shock victory in 2013, 15 had been won by a combination of Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. Of the other two, Man City took the honours in 2011, having become one of the richest clubs in the world, and Portsmouth upset the applecart in 2008, albeit having spent large sums, beyond their means, which nearly forced the club out of business and sent them plummeting down to the fourth tier. All of which makes Wigan’s win completely at odds with modern football’s expectations. The Latics beat a Man City team that had won the Premier League 12 months previously, and would go on to win it again in 2014, to lift the cup. What made it all even more astonishing was that Wigan were also relegated from the top flight in 2013, and have since gone down to the third tier (without a hint of the financial woes suffered by Pompey). 12 12 5. Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League season – After Arsenal went unbeaten away from home as they clinched the 2001/02 Premiership title, Arsene Wenger made a bold proclamation the following September: “I am still hopeful we can go through the season unbeaten – a frightening thought.” The Gunners not only lost six games in 2002/03, they also lost their title to Man United, prompting the BBC’s Stuart Roach to declare that Wenger’s unbeaten season comment would “go down under the heading of ‘things you wish you’d never said’.” But with the benefit of hindsight, it’s clear to see that Arsenal were building towards something very special, and in 2003/04 Wenger’s side managed to achieve an unblemished league campaign, winning the title without a single defeat in 38 matches. The unbeaten run would stretch to an English record 49 games, across three seasons, and the Premier League awarded the club a specially commissioned gold trophy (pictured above) to mark their achievement. 12 12 12 1. England’s 1966 World Cup win – There could be only one winner when it comes to English football’s greatest achievement. It’s no secret that the country which gave the globe Association Football was swiftly usurped when it came to any claim of being the masters of the game. By the 1960s, Brazil were the undoubted kings of football, while Italy, West Germany, Uruguay and plenty of others could claim to be ahead of the English. Little has changed before or since 1966, but for one glorious summer, on home turf, England took on the best the rest of the world could offer and were crowned number one. Half a century later, the prospect of England winning the World Cup again feels further away than ever, which only serves to shine the spotlight on the boys of ’66 even more. 12 It’s hard to argue with that assertion, but it’s worth a reminder of some of the greatest achievements connected with the game’s founding nation.Take a look at our top 10 in the slideshow above, and let us know what you consider to be the number one – just leave a comment below. 2. Nottingham Forest’s back-to-back European Cups – When Brian Clough took the Nottingham Forest manager’s job in 1975, the club was 13th in Division Two. By 1977 he had steered them to promotion, having finished third in the Second Division. Clough had previously taken Forest’s local rivals Derby from the second tier to the top of the English football tree, but it was still remarkable when Forest pipped reigning First Division and European champions Liverpool to the title in 1978, in their first campaign back in the top division. Aided by right-hand man Peter Taylor, Clough then inspired Forest to European Cup victory in 1979, knocking holders Liverpool out along the way, and followed it up with another victory in the 1980 final. Arguably the smallest club to ever win the European Cup, Forest remain the only club to have won the continent’s most prestigious competition more times than they have claimed their own domestic championship. As every year passes, this achievement appears more and more astounding. 4. Manchester United’s treble – While Celtic had achieved a quadruple in 1967 and Dutch clubs Ajax and PSV had won a continental treble of European Cup, national title and national cup, no English team had achieved the feat until Manchester United’s phenomenal 1998/99 campaign. Liverpool came close in 1977, only to lose the FA Cup final to United in between winning the title and European Cup. Liverpool’s 1984 treble, meanwhile, consisted of European Cup, First Division and League Cup, but in 1999 the Red Devils added the FA Cup to their Premier League title, then the Champions League in sensational style with two last gasp goals against Bayern Munich. A roller coaster campaign also featured titanic comebacks against Juventus, Liverpool and Arsenal in the cups, while the Premier League was secured on the last day with yet another comeback, against Tottenham. Though Sir Alex Ferguson experienced almost four decades of glory, nothing else he achieved could match United’s treble for electrifying, attacking football and sheer spirit. 12last_img read more

Few apply for help on opening day of consolidated disaster assistance

first_imgCanyon Country resident Sarah Darabi didn’t have electricity or phone service until Thursday, so she applied for FEMA aid at the Santa Clarita center Friday. Her house survived the wildfires, but her spa and swimming pool were damaged. “I consider myself lucky,” said Darabi, 50. “Several of my neighbors lost their homes.” She said she came to see if she could get a loan for repairs. “I got a lot of information,” said Darabi, who had to evacuate her home with her two sons and her mother Sunday. “At this point, I don’t know if I qualify or not.” Visitors to the centers are first asked whether they have applied for aid with FEMA. If they haven’t, a bank of telephones is available for them to call. Residents from outside Los Angeles County who have been affected by wildfires and are staying in the area can also apply for federal and state help at the local centers, Tafoya said. jerry.berrios@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 Help available Centers for people affected by this week’s wildfires opened Friday in Santa Clarita and Castaic. They are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. The Santa Clarita center is at the George A. Caravalho Sports Complex, Activity Center, Canyon Rooms (A and B), 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. The Castaic center is at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road. Mail information: General delivery: Customers can go to their local post office to pick up their mail with proper photo identification. Temporary change of address: Customers staying with family or friends for extended periods of time may file a temporary change of address. Application forms are available at all post offices and at www.usps.com online. Forwarded mail is received in about four to five delivery days. Permanent change of address: Customers planning to permanently relocate should initiate the change-of-address process. Movers’ guides are available at all post offices. Address changes can also be submitted online at www.usps.com. General information is also available at (800) 275-8777.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – John and Teresa Lewis, whose Canyon Country home suffered serious water and smoke damage from the Buckweed Fire, visited the local assistance center in Santa Clarita on Friday hoping to get the help and information they need to rebuild. They talked to federal, state and county representatives gathered at the city’s sports complex to help residents affected by the recent wildfires. “We are just trying to look at the different options we have for assistance and getting our home back together,” said John Lewis, 36. “It’s kind of a mess.” Despite the one-stop shopping for disaster-related assistance Friday, few people took advantage of having 30 federal, state, county and local agencies available in one place. A local assistance center also opened in Castaic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Representatives from agencies including the American Red Cross, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Southern California Edison are ready to point residents in the right direction. “Everything is here for them at one time,” said Anne Maria Tafoya, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. “They don’t have to go to 30 different places.” The Small Business Administration provides federal disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. “We are here to help the applicants and make it as easy as possible for them to return to how they were the day before the disaster occurred,” said SBA spokesman Kevin Wynne. “We want to get them whole again.” Michael McCormick, a FEMA spokesman, encouraged residents to apply for the agency’s aid before arriving at the centers to save themselves time. Applicants can call (800) 621-3362 or go to www.fema.gov online. last_img read more

Charity benefits from pair’s anniversary

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.At last count, the 140 guests at the Sept. 22 party, which featured a 17-piece orchestra, had donated more than $7,000 to the center. And if that’s not enough, the Poseys say they’ll match whatever the total ends up being. “Foothill Unity does so much for the community,” Gunde said, “and the need is so big and growing. We try to support local charities, so we decided to pick Foothill.” How did their guests react? “They really loved it,” she said. “It’s something we can all do. We invited people to bring canned goods or donate money, and we got some food but mostly checks.” ARCADIA – What do you give a couple who have everything? In the case of Gunde and Ernie Posey, it’s a donation to their chosen charity. That charity is the Foothill Unity Center in Monrovia, and for their recent 25th wedding anniversary, the Poseys asked their guests to make donations to the center, rather than give them the traditional silver gifts. “We don’t need any more silver,” Gunde Posey said. “We have everything we need, the party was enough. We have had a wonderful life, so we decided to ask for donations.” The center serves needy families and seniors in the San Gabriel Valley, providing food, clothing, household goods, motel vouchers, transportation, work experience, school supplies and holiday meals. Last year, the nonprofit, nondenominational organization distributed more than 1 million pounds of groceries to more than 2,000 low-income families in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte and Bradbury. Joan Whitenack, the center’s executive director, said the donations could not have come at a better time. “We had recently run out of funds to provide emergency shelter for our clients,” she said. “The majority of people who need this support are women and children. Thanks to the stunning generosity of the Poseys, their family and friends, we can continue to offer this critical assistance.” Ernie Posey owns the J.T. Posey Co. on Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, which makes medical supplies. She met Gunde while working for a company in Denmark that sold his products. The couple have two grown children and have lived in Arcadia since 1991. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 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

Shelter celebrates 30th anniversary

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “I feel very good about the direction it’s gone in,” founding volunteer Barbara Gile said. A staff of 22 employees help abused women hide their location from their batterers, file restraining orders and legal paperwork and care for their children with a place to stay, food and basic supplies. The shelter is now adding programs to help community members recognize abuse and offer support to women who are battered. The shelter hosted two workshops this fall, one for hairdressers and another for school guidance counselors. Two other workshops, for obstetrics and gynecological nurses and for human resources workers, are planned in the spring. “And of course we’ll have a big party as well,” Director Judy Gordon said of plans to note the anniversary at the end of its 30th year, next fall. WHITTIER – When one Whittier resident said 30 years ago she wanted to open a shelter for battered women, one city councilman countered that there were no abused women in Whittier. To date, the shelter Stella Religa founded has helped 75,000 domestic violence victims, two-thirds of them children. Whittier’s Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter is celebrating its 30th year serving battered women and their families. The center has grown from a simple hot line run by a group of volunteers to a short-term shelter, long-term housing, an outreach center, a school for the children of battered women in transition and, of course, the old hot line is still in place. Stella Religa, 88, said she had the idea for a shelter in Whittier when she went to a hospital and saw a woman who had been badly beaten by her husband. The man had thrown his wife against a wall, breaking her jaw. When Religa offered help to the woman, she got no response. “She just looked at me with dead eyes,” Religa said. Religa began to act, organizing meetings, finding funding and setting up a hot line, as well as seeking the professional advice of social workers and doctors. Religa, a secretary, and Gile, a human resources manager, along with other volunteers, first placed battered women in the homes of workers during emergencies. Later, they were able to buy a house where women could stay for 30 days. They established a school for children of victims and collected donations around the community. Shelter’s Right Hand, a charity group which dedicated its proceeds to the center, was founded in 1983, to provide money from a thrift store and annual 5K Walk. Last year, more than 1,000 were helped with the hot line, while more than 600 were sheltered. Although she is glad the resource is available, Religa said she is saddened by the continuing need. “We thought we would be out of the business of helping women in five years,” Religa said. “It was very naive on our part.” But according to Gordon, the shelter is able to make a difference. New clients represent new demographics, she said, including abuse victims from same-sex couples, battered men and undocumented immigrants who are unaware of rights and resources. For Gordon, the reward in her work is seeing clients begin to lead normal lives. She said she remembered one woman who came to the center with a young son because she did not speak English and had few resources. After going through the program, the client began the process of getting her visa and is attending school. Her son is now 3 years old. “She will never go back to her batterer,” Gordon said. “She will never go back to any batterer.” Women victimized by domestic violence can call the crisis shelter’s hot line at (562) 945-3939. 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

Broadway goes dark as stagehands go on strike

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We must remain committed to achieving a fair contract,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the league. “Our goal is simple: to pay for workers we need and for work that is actually performed.” City officials said Saturday that it was too early to estimate the economic impact of the strike. Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed disappointment that the two sides couldn’t settle their differences without a strike, but reiterated, “The city continues to stand ready to help in any way we can.” The work stoppage first affected “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” a holiday attraction for families that had an early 11 a.m. matinee. School counselor Vicki Michel, with teacher husband Pat, came to New York from their home in Puyallup, Wash., for a weekend of Broadway shows. The three shows they intended to see were all canceled: “Grinch,” “Hairspray” and “Mamma Mia!” They managed to nab tickets to “Young Frankenstein” (which was not affected by the walkout) and the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” and were headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday instead of the “Grinch.” Outside the Gershwin Theatre, where “Wicked” plays, Wanda Antonetti, of DuBois, Pa., and her daughter, Sherry Antonetti, of Dover, Del., contemplated where to shop. They arrived Saturday morning to celebrate Wanda Antonetti’s 70th birthday and did not know about the strike until they arrived at the theater. “We came a long way for lunch,” Wanda Antonetti said. NEW YORK – From “Wicked” to “The Phantom of the Opera,” from “Mamma Mia!” to “Rent,” most shows did not go on as Broadway stagehands walked off the job, shutting down more than two dozen plays and musicals. It was a dramatic, uncertain day in the Times Square area for disappointed theatergoers, who mingled on the streets Saturday while striking Local One stagehands picketed in an orderly fashion behind barricades and declined to talk to reporters. The union had no official comment on the walkout. No new negotiations have been scheduled between Local One and the League of American Theatres and Producers, so the outlook for a quick settlement looks murky. The two sides have been in contentious negotiations for more than three months. Much of their disagreements involve work rules and staffing requirements, particularly rules governing the expensive process of loading in and setting up a show. The producers want more flexibility in hiring; the stagehands don’t want to give up what they say are hard-won benefits without something in return. Theater employees told patrons they could expect refunds, but no rescheduled tickets. At “Wicked,” several received pamphlets for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which was playing next door and was open for business. On West 52nd Street, where Tony Award-winning musicals “Jersey Boys” and “Hairspray” play on either side of the street, pickets stood behind police barricades as theatergoers received directions on how to get their refunds. The stagehands carried signs reading, “Our families are No. 1.”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

Great deals on real hot stuff

first_imgSOUNDS LIKE A STEAL TO ME: These items are hot, baby! At least they used to be. PropertyRoom.com auctions stolen and forfeited bicycles, jewelry and cars that police can’t find the rightful owners of. I spotted a 10k gold ring with a blue topaz stone with bidding starting at $1. Remember to check the return policy. WROUGHT IRON SALE: Laura Lee Designs in Burbank is having a sale on all the wrought-iron chandeliers, sconces, lamps and furniture in its 2,000-square-foot warehouse. Prices are 20percent below wholesale through Thanksgiving. 8a.m. to 5p.m., Monday through Friday only. Visit them at 527 N. Victory Blvd. in Burbank. 818-842-5300. VINO AND TURKEY: Get free shipping at Wine.com when you spend more than $100 before Thanksgiving. They have recommendations for each part of the meal and suggest fruity wines like a zinfandel or pinot noir to match the many turkey table flavors. Now you can sip vino while you gobble gobble. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the code. BATH & BODY $10 OFF: Here’s a great coupon that can be used for holiday gifts. Spend $30 online or in stores at Bath & Body Works and get $10 off. Good through Dec. 2. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the online code and printable coupon. TIMBERLAND $20 OFF: Get $20 off a $100 online purchase at Timberland (which isn’t too hard these days) through Thursday. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the coupon code. A pair of men’s Earthkeepers, which are made partly from recycled materials, is $160. Be green and save money = a winning combo. FREE HAIRCUTS: I don’t know how these folks pay their bills but Yossi’s Salon in Woodland Hills is again offering free haircuts for the rest of the month. Every day but Saturdays, by appointment only. Visit at 5349 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-825-3467. GO FORTH AND JAMBA: Everybody’s favorite smoothie place has restarted a deal that gets you a free smoothie every time you buy a $25 Jamba Juice card. This time you can only get the small size free. They redeem themselves by letting you chose the flavor. Unclear how long the promotion lasts. 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre COLDWATER SAVINGS: Get $30 off $100 or more at Coldwater Creek online until Nov. 26, 2007. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the code. OUT OF BIZ BIKE SALE: The motorcycle store Cycle Trends in Van Nuys is having a going-out-of-business sale. Owner Stan is retiring, reader Marilyn says, and everything is 30percent to 75percent off. All sales are final. It is open 10a.m. to 7p.m. Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to 6p.m. Saturday and 10a.m. to 4p.m. Sunday. Visit the store at 14901 Oxnard St. in Van Nuys. 818-902-9253. BARGAINS IN YOUR INBOX: Get all the new sales by signing up for the daily digest. E-mail me at julia.scott@dailynews.com to be included. Thanks! SNEAK PEEK: BFads.net lists the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales at about a dozen stores, including Target, Sears, and Best Buy. Great for shoppers who have specific items on their list and want to price-compare ahead of time. SEPHORA COUPON: Can you believe it? The beloved beauty store has a 20-percent-off coupon for online shopping for a limited time. Unclear when it expires but it worked at press time Friday! Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the code. last_img read more

30% OFF EVERYTHING – AS MCFADDENS PHARMACY CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS IN BUSINESS

first_imgMcFadden’s Pharmacy are celebrating THIRTY years in business by offering a whole range of superb giveaways to their loyal band of customers.Management at McFadden’s have also planned a whole host of events planned to celebrate their landmark anniversary.Firstly there having an outside Broadcast with Gary Gamble this Tuesday 24th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Then on Thursday 26th of March they’re having a BIRTHDAY RECEPTION with promotions celebrating THIRTY years of caring for the Letterkenny community.Imedeen Promotion 10am-6pm : Imedeen Consultant in-store, free skin analysis, call to make an appointment or drop in and Imedeen range is 33% OFF(while stocks last)Birthday Reception from 5pm to 8pm*Refreshments *Goody Bags and Gift Giveaways*30% OFF EVERYTHING in-store( excludes medications and prescriptions )( 30% OFF full price products only )* Join us for the cutting of our Birthday cake at 6:00pm Thanks to all our loyal customers for their custom over the last THIRTY years.30% OFF EVERYTHING – AS MCFADDENS PHARMACY CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS IN BUSINESS was last modified: March 22nd, 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:BusinessFeaturesMcFADDENS PHARMACYnewslast_img read more

Betting SUSPENDED on Ronald Koeman becoming Everton’s new boss – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Ronald Koeman is being heavily linked with the vacant manager’s job at Everton and betting has suspended on the Dutchman leaving Southampton for Goodison Park.England, meanwhile, head off to Euro 2016 on the back of a friendly victory over Portugal and they will go into the tournament as 9/1 shots for glory.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

From Bonds to eBooks, readers have plenty to say

first_imgI get a lot of nice letters and e-mails, many of them last week wanting to know where to find my column on the newly redesigned Breeze (www.dailybreeze.com) Web site. It was hidden for a while, but now they’ve added a little tab with my name over on the right side. It’s there, really. Now for some words on baseball and steroids from L.T. Brown of Torrance: “You wrote a column about Barry Bonds and his use of steroids. I wrote a letter to you partially in his defense. I have now done an about-face. I now think the ramifications of giving these guys a wink of the eye could be far-reaching. I think we could be opening up a can of worms that could extend all the way down to the Little Leagues. ” And this from Robert Fuller: “I remember thinking that you were creating a mountain from a molehill when you wrote about Bonds. One man, big deal. Wow, was I wrong!” Then there was this update on outstanding Redondo Union High School senior Hank Nelson from his father, Dave: “Hank was accepted `early decision’ at Dartmouth College. He is very excited. Also, good news for Redondo Union in general as two other great students, Rachel Baker and Alyssa Scheyer, were admitted under `early decision’ at Brown. South Bay public schools should be proud.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAmazon’s Kindle electronic book reader brought several responses, like this one from Georgiana Coughlan of Gardena, ” I tend to assume most Americans learn about the world in TV sound bites, but then I go to book festivals and find people elbowing each other like football fans to get tickets to hear authors and buy books. “As for Kindle, I was kind of interested, although I am usually resistant to new gizmos. But I’m afraid if I bought a Kindle I would be unable to work the thing. Besides, I like to wallow in the printed word, and I enjoy keeping books on the shelves. But the appeal of Kindle is that you can not only order books more cheaply, you can subscribe to publications. Maybe I should wait for the next and possibly improved version, but I have begun to wonder if this might not be a gizmo I would actually enjoy.” Mike Meyer wrote, ” I have been reading eBooks for well over a decade. Until recently, they were on a device I carried with me anyway. That changed with the arrival of the iPhone, and Zach Brewster-Geisz’s eBook reader for it. It’s got a big, bright, white screen, and it’s easy to read text. It lets me turn pages. I flick the bottom of the page and, sure enough, I get a new page of text. I can even control how fast the new page appears. It doesn’t make a page-turning sound, but that kind of thing is easy to add. ” I now find myself reading books on it for pleasure, even though I could get the same books in hard copy. And while you’re right that the books don’t sit on a shelf, they do sit in a folder. And I’ve still got all the ones I’ve ever read. I even give copies of some of them to my son and they are still where I can find them if I want to reread them. “Yes, an eBook isn’t a book and it won’t feel like one, it won’t smell like one, and holding a computer will never be the same as holding a book. But the eBook readers keep getting closer and closer to the experience of reading a book, while paper books don’t seem to be getting any of the advantages of eBooks.” On the same subject, John Oshiro of IBM wrote, “I did want to mention that devices like the Kindle also address a few more issues other than just words. They also address the costs of manufacturing paper, recycling and availability of titles. With a Kindle, a library will never have a checked-out title and `my dog ate it’ can never again be an excuse for a missed report. “I too have dreamed of having a tabloid-size reader at my fingertips. I wait for the promise of LCDs built with amorphous materials that can be folded, spindled and mutilated, then unfolded again, without damage. One day, we may see a device thin and large enough to be folded into your pocket, then unfolded to display the Breeze in double-spread size. How would you see the next page? Touch the corners and flip with your index finger and, if you must, with a dab of saliva.” Lynne Snyder wrote of actor and child activist Paul Petersen, “I can’t tell you how appreciative I am for you and your wonderful words about a man I’ve known and loved for over 35 years. I first met Paul when I worked for a small production company. That first meeting with Paul proved to be a life-changing experience. We lost touch for many years but after having just reunited we find that we were still in each other’s thoughts. “As that adorable little 10-year-old in the movie `Houseboat,’ he demonstrated he wasn’t just another cute little face. He could act. Then, as the trouble-making, sister-teasing son on `Donna Reed,’ we watched him grow into an extremely handsome, talented man. After `Dream Girl,’ he seemed to disappear, no one wanted him and like so many child actors before him, Paul went down the road of bad decisions. “Only Paul pulled himself up, made the difficult decisions and turned his life around. As a friend, I’m so proud of his accomplishments and am so happy to see that you appreciate the work he is doing now to better the lives of those of us in our sunset years as well as the young actors of today, the ones that should be listening to the voice of experience.” Ruth Wegener of Palos Verdes Estates said this about my recent column on the day of high waves: “What a wonderful description of the day! Thank you too for the kind words about surfers. Two of my sons are surfers and they couldn’t be finer young men. We are truly fortunate to live here.” Wrote Betty Person about the L.A. County seal: “I couldn’t agree with you more. More of us need to speak up when we hear rulings we do not agree with. Very often I do not agree with the ACLU. But they just go ahead doing their thing. So, John, keep up the good work.” Now write. I want to hear from you. 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