Month: December 2019

No offer from Atletico! Diego Costa denies Chelsea exit claims

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first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa says there has been no contact from Atletico Madrid over a potential return to his old club.The Spaniard has been linked with a move back to his homeland after recent reports suggested he is struggling to adapt to life in England.Chelsea have got off to a stuttering start in the Premier League but Costa was back among the goals on Wednesday as they thrashed Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Champions League.Speaking after the win over Maccabi, Costa told Spanish radio show Al Primer Toque: “How am I going to return to Atletico if no one has made me an offer?“I scored a good goal [against Maccabi] but we needed to win and that’s what matters.“We know we can give a little more than we are. Each one of us knows that we can do more. We thought things would be better.” Diego Costa 1last_img read more

Zidane wants £80m Chelsea and Man City target as his first Galactico signing

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first_img1 Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is wanted by Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to make Paul Pogba his first signing, according to reports in Spain.The Juventus midfielder is one of the hottest prospects in European football and is wanted by all of the continent’s elite clubs.Barcelona and Manchester City are seen as the frontrunners, but Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen.According to AS, however, Zidane is determined to lure Pogba to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.The Frenchman believes the former Manchester United man is the perfect player to provide some pace and power to the middle of Los Blancos’ midfield.Juventus, though, are reluctant to part with the 22-year-old – unless a club forks over a world record transfer fee of over £80m.last_img read more

2 votes boost Mukasey’s AG prospects

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first_imgLeaders in both parties have said they expect Mukasey to get at least 70 votes when the full, 100-member Senate votes on his confirmation. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had said he would not bring it up for a vote without Judiciary Committee action first. Schumer’s announcement followed a private meeting Friday with Mukasey to discuss waterboarding. “I deeply oppose it,” Schumer said of waterboarding. “Unfortunately, this nominee, indeed any proposed by President Bush, will not agree with this. I am, however, confident that this nominee would enforce a law that bans waterboarding.” Schumer, who was Mukasey’s chief Democratic sponsor, said the retired judge told him that if Congress passes a law banning waterboarding “the president would have absolutely no legal authority to ignore such a law.” Schumer said Mukasey said he would enforce any congressional ban on the controversial interrogation method. Human Rights Watch called Schumer and Feinstein’s support for Mukasey “extremely disappointing.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Devlin Barrett and Lara Jakes Jordan The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him despite his refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The decision by Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein to back President Bush’s nominee came shortly after the chairman of the committee, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced he would vote against Mukasey, a former federal judge. “This is an extremely difficult decision,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement, adding that Mukasey “is not my ideal choice.” In announcing her support for Mukasey, Feinstein, D-Calif., said “first and foremost, Michael Mukasey is not Alberto Gonzales,” referring to the former attorney general who resigned in September after months of questions about his honesty. Including Leahy, five of the Judiciary Committee’s 10 Democrats had said they would vote against Mukasey’s confirmation after the nominee earlier this week refused to say that waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, is torture and therefore illegal. But with nine Republicans on the panel, Schumer and Feinstein’s support for Mukasey virtually guarantees that a majority of the committee will recommend his confirmation when it votes on it next Tuesday. last_img read more

Don’t spoil kids this holiday season, experts say

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut, she realized, “the reality is we all set our kids’ expectations.” Experts say parents have more control than they may realize over the selfishness of the holidays. Here’s some advice for moms and dads who want to separate cheer from greed this season and avoid spoiling their kids. Think about it What your kids say they want might be based on an advertisement or something their peers own. Parents can use their older, wiser perspective to make better-informed purchases, says Alan E. Kazdin, incoming president of the American Psychological Association. He suggests items that inspire family time – such as board games, certificates to local theme parks or books on tape – and gifts that contribute to a skill or value the parent would like their child to have, such as a musical instrument or horse-riding lessons. “The parent should think about the agenda of their own. Not all gifts have to have vision with them, but get a little more inspired than just following the ads.” More giving, less getting If you think kids like to receive, watch them experience the magic of the other side, experts say. “You can really get your kids excited about the giving process,” says Fader, 37. She and her 8- and 4-year-old children make dog biscuits for their neighbors’ pets. Kazdin suggests taking your children to the store to buy items for others their age – relatives or those in need – or to take a book donation to the library. Dale McGowan, author of “Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion,” says even nonreligious parents can find meaning in the holidays beyond materialism. “(Kids) are in a constant state of receiving. But if you give them a chance to experience the satisfaction of being the generous one, they just vibrate with excitement.” Set limits Remember, Mom: You aren’t Santa Claus. Just because your daughter’s been good all year, it’s not your job to give her every last item she wants, according to the pros. “It’s OK for parents to say `no,”‘ says parenting expert Mary Muscari, who co-wrote upcoming books in the “Everything Book” series about raising adolescent boys and girls. Muscari recommends putting a dollar limit on how much you’re going to spend, and then sticking to it. Feel free to let your children in on the amount so they know what to expect, she says. If it helps, consider how short-lived the thrill of receiving can be. “Parents now are spending thousands of dollars; they’re in debt for months,” she says. “Come March, most of these kids probably can’t tell you what they got.” Think outside the gift box Sometimes the most significant things aren’t things at all. “With kids, a lot of the stuff that they get doesn’t have any meaning,” says Donna Bee-Gates, San Jose-based author of “I Want It Now: Navigating Childhood in a Materialistic World.” “They just open the stuff, and they throw it onto the pile,” Bee-Gates says. But there is a gift that won’t just go onto the pile: time you spend with them. That means developing rituals or traditions that involve doing activities together, which they can forever remember and associate with the holidays. Bee-Gates suggests making gingerbread houses or eating breakfast as a family before commencing the gift-opening frenzy on Christmas morning. Show appreciation It’s OK to receive presents, but experts say kids should make the connection between giving and getting. That means acknowledging the generous benefactor. Bee-Gates recommends declaring “thank-you days.” It’s a good excuse for another family activity, she says, where kids and parents can design thank-you notes together and write them, giving consideration to details, and the meaning behind the gifts. “And then you remember, this is what they gave me, this is why it’s important to me,” Bee-Gates says.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is it possible to get through the holidays without hearing “I want,” “I want,” “I want?” Although Christmas and Hanukkah are often intended for gathering with family, reflecting on the past year and observing religious traditions, it’s easy for parents to get tangled up in ribbons and bows as they try to grant their child’s every material wish. Anna Fader, who runs the New York-based parenting blog Mommy Poppins (mommypoppins.com), says she was recently overwhelmed by the thought of Christmas. “There’s all this pressure to participate in this thing, and you feel like your kids have expectations.” last_img

DDTV: THE TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY!

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first_imgThe fantastic Taste of Donegal Food Festival is underway.DonegalTV went along to chat to Ernan McGettigan about all the festival has to offer. Simply click on the video to see the interview.DDTV: THE TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY! was last modified: August 29th, 2015 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:TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVALlast_img read more

Video: Watch Marcelo perform one of the worst dives ever during Real Madrid loss

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first_imgMarcelo has been scorned on social media.The Real Madrid defender has hit the headlines after his side’s shock 2-0 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash for his theatrical antics.In the 70th minute and two goals down, the Brazilian gently pushed his head into the midriff of Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold before diving to the ground, holding his face in search of attention from the officials.Watch the full clip of the incident below… is this one of the worst dives ever? Marcelo argues with an official during Los Blancos’ 2-0 Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg 1last_img read more

Euro 2016: Croatia fined by UEFA after crowd trouble v Czech Republic

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first_imgThe Croatian Football Federation (HNS) has been fined 100,000 euros (£77,000) for incidents including the use of fireworks and racist behaviour of supporters, UEFA has announced.A series of disturbances occurred during Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic in the Euro 2016 group stages in Saint-Etienne on Friday.The HNS has also been banned from selling tickets to fans identified as hooligans for the remainder of the tournament, a sanction that is deferred under a probationary period.The HNS was charged by tournament organisers UEFA following incidents relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks, throwing of missiles and racist behaviour.The Group D game, during which Croatia surrendered a 2-0 lead, was halted for five minutes by English referee Mark Clattenburg when flares were thrown onto the pitch in the 86th minute. One steward appeared to be thrown from his feet when one exploded near him.The HNS issued an apology and appealed for help from government and footballing authorities to tackle hooliganism and other crowd issues in Croatia.Just last month Croatia were sanctioned by world governing body FIFA following discriminatory chanting during friendlies and ordered to play their next two home World Cup qualifiers behind closed doors.Following a meeting of UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body, a statement read: “Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks, throwing of missiles and racist behaviour had been brought against the HNS, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanctions:“A fine of E100,000.“To prohibit the HNS from selling tickets to certain fans (identified by the HNS and the Croatian authorities as hooligans) for the remainder of UEFA Euro 2016. This sanction is deferred under a probationary period until the end of the tournament.”There have been a number of issues of crowd trouble throughout the tournament.UEFA has also announced that charges have brought against Romania and Albania following the latter’s 1-0 victory over the former in Lyon on Sunday.The federations of both countries will face charges over the setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects with Albania having to answer an additional charge relating to a field invasion. A date for these matters to be dealt with is yet to be determined.Cases are also pending against Turkey, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal, while Russia have been hit with a suspended disqualification following the violence which marred their draw with England. 1 Trouble emerged in the stands during Croatia’s match with Czech Republic last_img read more

Arsenal will not entertain ANY offers for Alexis Sanchez – Insider Trading

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first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He discusses Manchester United’s continued interest in Paul Pogba, claiming Jose Mourinho is hopeful of sorting a world record deal for the Juventus midfielder.There’s also an update on Saido Berahino’s future as the West Brom striker is again linked with a move away from the Hawthorns.Plus, our man insists there is no chance Arsenal will sell Alexis Sanchez this summer amid interest in the Chilean from Juventus, while he reveals Newcastle have slapped a huge price tag on midfielder Moussa Sissoko.Here are some of the latest transfer rumours from talkSPORT.com:Transfer report: Kalidou Koulibaly turns down new Napoli deal amid interest from Chelsea and EvertonLiverpool FC transfer news: Benfica star Talisca targeted in £21million dealTransfer latest: AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen set for medical as he edges closer to long-awaited Spurs switchTransfer report: Everton set for disappointment over Axel Witsel as Belgium star closes in on Napoli switchTottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino wants World Cup winner Mario Gotze as marquee summer signingTransfer report: Sunderland and West Ham both keen on £7m-rated Lazio midfielder Ogenyi OnaziNewcastle United put staggering £35million price tag on wantaway France midfielder Moussa SissokoCrystal Palace working on £3m deal for Davide Santon after proposed Sunderland move falls throughlast_img read more

Heisman hype

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first_img Reggie Bush, RB, and Matt Leinart, QB, USC – will become the first Heisman Trophy winners to play together in a college game when No. 1 Southern California takes on No. 2 Texas in the Rose Bowl. A look at how some past Heisman winners performed when playing for the national championship: 2004 2000 Chris Weinke, QB, Florida State – Was 25 of 51 for 274 yards and two interceptions and a fumble as the Seminoles lost 13-2 to Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. 1997 Charles Woodson, CB, Michigan – Intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned a punt 15 yards to set up a touchdown as the Wolverines defeated Washington State 21-16 in the Rose Bowl. 1996 Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida – Threw for 306 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a TD as the Gators defeated Florida State 52-20 in the Sugar Bowl. 1993 Charlie Ward, QB, Florida State – Became first Heisman winner to play for a national champion since Tony Dorsett with Pittsburgh in 1976, throwing for 286 yards as the Seminoles beat Nebraska 18-16 in the Orange Bowl. 1992 Gino Torretta, QB, Miami – Passed for 278 yards but was intercepted three times, including one that was returned for a touchdown, as the Hurricanes were beaten 34-13 by Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. 1986 Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami – Threw five interceptions as Miami lost to Penn State 14-10 in the Fiesta Bowl. 1983 Mike Rozier, RB, Nebraska – Ran 25 times for 147 yards, but sprained his ankle in the third quarter and was lost for the rest of the game as the Cornhuskers lost 31-30 to Miami in the Orange Bowl. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! How Heisman winners have fared when playing for the national title: 2006 center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Matt Leinart, QB, USC – Passed for 352 yards and a record five touchdowns as the Trojans beat Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl. 2003 Jason White, QB, Oklahoma – Was 13-for-37 for 102 yards with two interceptions as the Sooners lost to LSU 21-14 in the Sugar Bowl. 2001 Eric Crouch, QB, Nebraska – Ran for 114 yards, but was only 6-for-15 passing for 62 yards as the Cornhuskers lost to Miami 37-14 in the Rose Bowl. last_img read more