Liverpool’s Mane not worried about December fixture pile-up

first_imgLiverpool forward Sadio Mane has backed his team to come through a busy December without running out of steam.The Merseyside club play nine games in four competitions next month and face Aston Villa in the League Cup on Dec. 17 a day before playing their opening match of the Club World Cup in Qatar.Last season’s Champions League winners drew at home with Napoli in their last match in Europe’s elite club competition on Wednesday, but Mane said the players would not find it hard to shake off bouts of mental fatigue.“The tiredness is in the head, so as long as the body recovers well I think it is not difficult for us to play every single game,” the 27-year-old told British media.“If the team needs us and the coach needs us, I think we’ll be able to play and help the team. I am here to work every single day and to be ready to go again every single day.”The Senegal international has played in every Premier League game for Liverpool this season, scoring eight goals, and made another five appearances in the Champions League.His strike partners Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have made 18 and 16 appearances in all competitions so far, excluding the one-off Community Shield and European Super Cup games.Mane said winning the Champions League last season had driven Liverpool to new heights and that success at the Club World Cup, which runs from Dec. 11-22, would give the team even more impetus.“I always say to win games and win trophies motivates players all the time,” he added. “If we can win the Club World Cup then it will give us more momentum.”Liverpool, who have an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, host 12th-placed Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.last_img read more

Simeone handed three-game ban for ball prank

first_imgThe extra ball was thrown onto the pitch from near the Atletico bench by a ball boy, in what appeared to be a case of gamesmanship.Spanish federation rules stipulate that as the culprit couldn’t be identified at the time by the referee, Simeone is held responsible as the most senior figure on the bench.The Argentine will though be free to sit on the bench for Atletico’s Champions League semi-final, first leg against Bayern Munich later on Wednesday.“It is clear the referee took the correct decision,” Simeone said after Saturday’s match.The news is a big blow to Atletico’s title hopes as they lie second in the table behind Barcelona only due to their inferior head-to-head record.Simeone will miss home games against Rayo Vallecano and Celta Vigo as well as the trip to Levante.Atletico have 10 days to launch an appeal. 0Shares0000As the most senior figure on the bench, Atletico coach Diego Simeone is held responsible for a prank by a ball boy, under Spanish federation rules. PHOTO/AFP.MADRID, April 27 – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been banned from the touchline for the final three La Liga games of the season after a second ball was thrown onto the pitch disrupting a Malaga attack in Atletico’s 1-0 win on Saturday.The suspension was confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday after Simeone was sent to the stands at half-time in the Malaga game by referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Congress asks 4 to testify in HP probe

first_imgCalifornia Attorney General Bill Lockyer says the pretexting broke state laws and his office will file criminal charges. Other investigations are being conducted by the Justice Department, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission and the Energy & Commerce’s investigative subcommittee.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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsHP spokesman Mike Moeller responded Friday to the letter, saying, “HP has been and will continue to fully cooperate with all ongoing investigations and inquiries and we will continue to do so going forward.” HP had no comment on whether Baskins or Dunn plan to attend the hearing. Baskins was assigned some authority over the probe; Sonsini provided the board with legal advice, and DeLia apparently was hired to help with the investigation, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Another Massachusetts connection in addition to DeLia surfaced Friday. An HP security employee who is based in Boston at one point was a member of the HP team investigating the leak, a source familiar with the boardroom investigation said. Anthony Gentilucci, a manager for HP global security based in Boston, helped with the investigation, the source said. Gentilucci is the president of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association’s New England chapter. Other officers include Kevin Mazza, a senior HP investigator in Boston; a federal Homeland Security agent, a Pinkerton investigator and a local police officer. Gentilucci had no comment and referred questions Friday to HP’s public relations department. The boardroom leak probe provoked a furor when it became known that questionable methods had been used by investigators to obtain the phone records of board members, two HP employees and nine journalists without their knowledge. The phone records were obtained by a subcontractor through “pretexting” – pretending to be the account holder – and apparently using other personal information, including the last four digits of their social security numbers. SAN JOSE – Four key people in the Hewlett-Packard boardroom leak investigation scandal have been asked to testify before a congressional committee probing the questionable use of phone records by investigators working for HP. Asked to testify Sept. 28 before the investigative subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce are Board Chairwoman Patricia Dunn; HP legal counsel Ann Baskins; Larry Sonsini, a prominent Silicon Valley lawyer who is HP’s external lawyer; and Ronald R. DeLia, a Needham, Mass., private investigator and operator of Security Outsourcing Solutions. “Given the circumstances surrounding this particular case of pretexting involving the highest levels of corporate governance within Hewlett-Packard Co., the company’s general counsel, and the Board of Directors’ outside counsel, I ask that HP carefully consider this hearing an opportunity to be fully open and transparent with the testimony that its officers and counsel provide,” Ed Whitfield, a Kentucky Republican and chairman of the oversight and investigations subcommittee, said in letters to the four. All four have played prominent roles in reports about the investigation, which Dunn initiated to find out who was leaking information from board meetings to the media. last_img read more

QPR defender believes they can achieve ‘something special’ in FA Cup

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 4 Bidwell has fond memories of Michael Owen’s stunning double to win Liverpool the FA Cup in 2001 “We’ve got home advantage and that’s key. Loftus Road is an old fashioned ground, it’s a tight pitch and the crowd can get on top for us early on.“The fans can make it intimidating for away teams, so we’ll be looking to make that advantage count.”He continued: “You can see how much of a boost it has given the fans especially.“They really want to make this cup run something to remember for years to come.“You look at the number of fans who came to the Portsmouth replay compared to the third round last year (against MK Dons), and it speaks volumes. Things looked bleak for the former Derby boss after four straight defeats at the beginning of his reign, but there is a sense things have really improved as the season has gone on.While the Rs have lost their last five league games, they’ve been unfortunate to have come out on the wrong end of a couple of those.A cup scalp over the Hornets would give Bidwell and co the boost they need to maintain the unthinkable dream. Bidwell scored the winner against Leeds in their third round clash Jake Bidwell wants to achieve “something special” in the FA Cup RANKED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed Bidwell, pink shirt in front row, celebrates QPR’s late leveller against Portsmouth in the last round huge blow Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update “It would mean a lot to me (to keep this cup run going). I have great memories watching the FA Cup as a kid,” he explains.“Michael Owen’s brilliant double (in 2001) against Arsenal stands out, and then there’s Steven Gerrard’s stunning last-gasp goal against West Ham (in 2006) – that was unbelievable.“I’ll savour my goal against Leeds forever. I’ve got a feeling we can go spring a surprise or two in this competition.”And then there’s McClaren. A League Cup winner with Middlesbrough in 2004, the former Manchester United assistant has made it clear to the Rangers squad he takes this competition very seriously. FA Cup LIVE on talkSPORT Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “We’ve given them belief and some much-needed enthusiasm in a competition where this football club have not been anywhere near good enough for too long.“It’s a great challenge for everyone. We’ve got some young lads in our ranks who want to kick on and one day become Premier League players. This is the perfect test for them.”The former Brentford skipper, who has now surpassed his previous best finish in the competition, is a traditionalist and loves everything the FA Cup represents.Bidwell, 25, scored the winner for McClaren’s side in their third round victory over Premier League chasers Leeds in W12 last month – something he says he will look back on fondly for the rest of his life. REVEALED MOST READ IN FOOTBALL latest SORRY 4 4 gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY And Bidwell, who has been a solid performer this season under Rs boss Steve McClaren, believes the Championship outfit are more than capable of pulling of an upset.Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, he said: “We’re hoping we can go out there and do something really special.“I’m sure Watford will be thinking the exact same thing.“The way the draw has opened up you just don’t know how far you can go, because some of the big hitters have already been knocked out.“When we are on it we’ve proved we’re a match for anyone, so if we’re at our best there’s no reason why we can’t pull off an upset. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Jake Bidwell believes a packed-out Loftus Road will give QPR the edge they need to pull of a FA Cup shock in Friday night’s fifth round clash against Watford, which is LIVE on talkSPORT.Rangers, who are competing at this stage of the competition for the first time in 22 years, entertain the Premier League side in front of a sold-out crowd in west London. FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY19:45 QPR v Watford – talkSPORTSATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY12:30 Brighton v Derby – talkSPORT15:00 AFC Wimbledon v Millwall – talkSPORT17:30 Newport County v Manchester City – talkSPORTSUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY13:00 Bristol City v Wolves – talkSPORT16:00 Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace – talkSPORTlast_img read more

Rennes vs Arsenal live on talkSPORT 2: Free stream and full commentary

first_img 2 Arsenal are in Europa League action tonight as they take on Rennes in their Round of 16 first-leg.The Gunners are among the favourites to go all the way in Europe’s secondary competition this season. LATEST EUROPA LEAGUE NEWS on target They have travelled to France for this evening’s tie with Rennes, who are currently tenth in Ligue 1.The match will be live on talkSPORT 2 tonight and here’s how you can catch it. Rennes vs Arsenal: How to listenFull commentary from Roazhon Park will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage getting underway at 5:30pm.Jim Proudfoot and Ray Houghton will be on hand to provide the build-up and commentary and to tune in just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.Rennes vs Arsenal: Kick-off timeThe Europa League Round of 16 clash will get underway at 5:55pm on Thursday, March 7.Arsenal beat BATE Borisov 3-1 on aggregate in the last round while Rennes saw off Real Betis 6-4 over their two ties. Rennes vs Arsenal: Team news and line-upsRennes duo M’Baye Niang and Hamari Traore are suspended for the visit of Arsenal.Gunners boss Unai Emery has decided to replace the banned Alexandre Lacazette with 18-year-old Eddie Nketiah in the only change from the squad that faced Tottenham over the weekend.Rennes: Koubek, Zeffane, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini, Bourigeaud, Andre, Grenier, Sarr, Hunou, Ben Arfa.Subs: Badiashile, Doumbia, Johansson, Lea Siliki, Lauriente, Del Castillo, Gelin.Arsenal: Cech, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Koscielny, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang.Subs: Leno, Ramsey, Maitland-Niles, Suarez, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Nketiah.Referee: Ivan Kruzliak Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 2 Unai Emery’s Arsenal take on Rennes tonight Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be looking to gun down Rennes last_img read more

Chris Erskine signs pre-contract to secure Partick Thistle return

first_imgInjuries have disrupted Erskine’s recent success at Dundee United, with the Terrors slumped at the foot of the Scottish Premiership season.He has made only 13 appearances for the Tannadice club this term, scoring just once in the process. Chris Erskine has signed a pre-contract to return to former club Partick Thistle for the 2016/17 season.The attacker’s contract at Dundee United expires at the end of the current campaign, and has decided to swap Tannadice for Firhill in the summer.Erskine has made nearly 200 appearances for Thistle over two spells with the Jags – the most recent being on loan in 2014.The 28-year-old has signed a deal with Alan Archibald’s team until May 2019, as Thistle look ahead to next season.last_img

St.Vincent Salem to Host Affordable Care Act Information Session

first_imgSessions are:Wednesday November 11th 9a-11aMonday November 16th 11a-1pMonday November 23rd 3p-5pWednesday December 2nd 3p-5pWednesday December 16th 9a-11aWednesday December 9th 3p-5pWednesday December 30th 11a-1pWednesday January 6th 3p-5pWednesday January 13th 4p-6pWednesday January 20th 9a-11aThursday January 28th 11a-2p November 4, 2015 — If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and the options they may have for insurance beginning in 2016, then plan to attend one of these information sessions at St.Vincent Salem Hospital over the next few months.Open enrollment begins November 1, 2015 and goes through January 31, 2016. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the average cost of ACA insurance will LOWER in Indiana by more than 12%, the biggest drop across the country! In addition, St. Vincent Salem is now part of the Anthem Marketplace Plan. In 2016, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent is the only “in network” children’s hospital in Indiana in the Anthem Marketplace.Licensed Indiana Navigators will be available to do on-site screenings to see if a potential applicant may qualify for Medicaid first, then will assess them for the Health Insurance Marketplace plans and help guide them through their available options.  **Licensed Indiana Navigators have the responsibility of remaining neutral when advising people about their options; they will present all of the available options to the individual, then leave it to the person to make their own choice about which insurance carrier and plan they wish to choose, if Representatives from various managed care organizations will be on hand to assist with specific questions about their plans which are being offered in Washington County and surrounding counties where people may see specialists or other providers.last_img read more

Washington County Inmate Roster – 11-17-17

first_imgNovember 16, 2017Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentTyrique Thompson, 25, Louisville Battery or Battery by Bodily Waste against family member in the presence of a child under 16.last_img

There’s Going to be a Screening of “It” for Clowns Only

first_imgThe new movie version of STEPHEN KING’s “It” is already nightmare fuel for millions of Americans . . . and this could send them right over the edge. On Saturday, September 9th, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin Texas is holding a special screening . . . for CLOWNS ONLY.  Before the movie, there will be face painting, raffles, a photo booth, and, quote, “other terrifying merriment.” This is the same theater that held screenings of “Wonder Woman” for women only.  Remember all the men who got TRIGGERED by that and complained online?  Well, that’s actually how this clown thing came about. One of those whiners complained on the Drafthouse’s Facebook page, saying, quote, “Will there be a male only screening for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ or a special screening for ‘It’ that’s only for those who identify as clowns?”center_img The Drafthouse replied, quote, “We might actually have to steal that clown idea.”  And they did. (“It” opens nationwide on Friday the 8th.  It’s expected to make $60 million in its first weekend, which would be a record for a horror movie.)last_img read more

Universal Orlando News — November 24, 2018

first_imgPark Hours and AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.Single-day, one-park tickets are at Anytime pricing on November 24. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $129 per adult and $124 per child (plus tax).Single-day, one-park tickets are at Value pricing November 25 – 30. Base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $115 per adult and $110 per child (plus tax).Two-day, two-park tickets are $274.99 per adult and $264.99 per child (plus tax).Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Refurbishments and ShowtimesNo scheduled refurbishments or closuresUniversal’s Cinematic Celebration: November 26, 27, 29, and 30 at 7:00 p.m.The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle: Nightly after duskComplete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.EventsDeck the halls at Universal Orlando Resort November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019 with their annual Holiday festivities. Join The Grinch in Seuss Landing and see a live performance of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, celebrate in Universal Studios Florida with Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, or visit the Wizarding World decked out in Christmas decorations. For more information check out our Universal Orlando Holidays 2018 article.See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag! Share This!It is officially Christmas season! Universal has been celebrating for a week, but now is the perfect time to see all their holiday offerings with minimal crowds. All that you need to plan your visit to see The Grinch is inside.Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here.Weather Reportlast_img read more