Month: December 2019

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Friday, September 4

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Video: Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking FIVE goals against Espanyol

first_img1 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga after netting FIVE goals against Espanyol.The Spanish giants romped to a 6-0 against their opponents with Karim Benzema getting the other strike of the match.Ronaldo’s stunning haul now takes him to 230, ahead of Spanish legend Raul [228] as Real Madrid’s top La Liga goalscorer of all-time.You can see all of the five goals below…last_img

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Exclusive – Shay Given: Ireland CAN upset Germany

first_imgGoalkeeper Shay Given insists Republic of Ireland are confident of causing a shock upset against world champions Germany as they prepare for their crucial Euro 2016 qualifying tie on Thursday.Automatic qualification for the finals in France is still within reach for the Irish, who going into the home clash in third place in a competitive Group D.World Cup winners Germany top the group with 19 points, Poland are second on 17 while Ireland sit one place back with 15.A draw for Germany on Thursday will see them through, but a shock three points against the world champions would see Martin O’Neill’s side pull clear of Home Nation rivals Scotland, who are still in with a shout at a play-off place.Republic of Ireland travel to face Poland – led by deadly in-form striker Robert Lewandowski – after their Germany tie, but veteran glovesman Given is sure the side can claim a result against the champions in front of a packed home crowd.“It’s going to be a difficult game, of course it is, Germany are world champions for a reason and they’ve got world class players all over the pitch,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“But we all take heart from the Scottish performance, they scored two goals past them, so you never know on the night.“If we all put in a real a 10/10 performance we can maybe upset them. We’ll try and get a result, that’s all you can do against the world champions.“We do not fear the game, we’re looking forward to it. It’s an exciting game to be involved in as a player, to play the best team in the world in Dublin in your home stadium, it’s fantastic to be involved in and we’re all looking forward to it.“We’ve got some good attacking players in the team, we can’t just sit back for 90 minutes as they will punish you, so we will need to get at them.“The crowd will play a huge part as well, it’s a sell out at the Aviva Stadium and we need the 12th man behind us.”last_img read more

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Exclusive – ‘Flattered’ Phil Brown plays down Sunderland links

first_imgSouthend United manager Phil Brown has brushed aside links with a coaching role at Sunderland, telling talkSPORT he is ‘flattered’ by the speculation.Reports on Saturday suggested newly appointed Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce wants the former Hull chief to be his number two at the Stadium of Light.Allardyce was confirmed as the new Sunderland manager on Friday, signing a two-year deal at the club following Dick Advocaat’s departure last week.The pair have worked together on two previous occasions, with Brown operating as Allardyce’s assistant first at Blackpool and then in a six-year spell at Bolton Wanderers.Allardyce is reportedly keen to reignite the partnership with South Shields-born Brown – a lifelong Sunderland fan.But, after leading Southend to promotion to League One last season via the play-off final, the 56-year-old Blues boss has suggested he has no immediate plans to leave the Roots Hall hotseat.Following a 1-0 home victory over Port Vale on Saturday, Brown told talkSPORT: “It’s flattering when you get involved in media talk and a little bit of speculation with regards to moving.“But I started this job two-and-a-half years ago and I’m still here.“We’re certainly in a better position than where we were as a football club when I first arrived and, as you could see today, the team is certainly playing football for me.“So long may that continue.”last_img read more

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Bundesliga chief admits £37m Arsenal and Liverpool target could leave if price is right

first_img1 Borussia Monchengladbach’s director of sport Max Eberl has admitted midfielder Granit Xhaka could leave the club, if a tempting offer is received.The Swiss midfielder has attracted interest from a host of clubs, with Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool reportedly among the admirers – but he still has three and a half years left to run on his contract in the Bundesliga.That does not mean he does not have a price, however, with Eberl saying the Foals would be unable to turn down a substantial bid for the 23-year-old.“It depends a bit on our own sporting success, it depends on Granit’s own performances and of course it depends on the figures,” Eberl told WDR 2 radio.“If they reach a certain dimension, then you could get dizzy. There are always situations in which every club would have to make considerations.”Eberl says Gladbach do not have to sell, though, and he hopes a bid does not arrive.“It is all in our own hands,” he said. “As things stand, we are happy to have him with us and hopefully he will stay with us for a long time.”Xhaka has scored three goals in 15 games for the Foals this season and was recently appointed club captain.However, he will miss their next three games due to a red card he picked up in their final fixture of 2015 against Darmstadt. Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka last_img read more

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Emmanuel Adebayor set to make Crystal Palace debut against Bournemouth

first_img1 Emmanuel Adebayor Alan Pardew is ready to hand Emmanuel Adebayor his Crystal Palace debut against Bournemouth.Adebayor, who joined the Eagles on a free transfer last week, has not played in the Premier League since May.But Pardew is ready to throw the Togo striker into action at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.He told reporters after the 1-0 defeat of Stoke in the fourth round of the FA Cup: “We’ve kind of pencilled (Adebayor) in to be involved on Tuesday, so we’ll have to wait and see. I think there’s a good chance.”Dwight Gayle is expected to leave Palace before Monday’s deadline after Swansea made a £7.5m move the striker.Gayle missed the win over Stoke on Saturday, but Pardew insists he was left out due to injury and was giving nothing away over his future.“Dwight got four goals in our pre-game (training match) we have on a Friday, but was injured (on Saturday),” Pardew said.last_img read more

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How the Midtjylland players celebrated their Europa League win – video

first_imgThey’d just beaten three time European champions Man United, so naturally the Midtjylland players were going to party.Have a look at the scenes inside the home dressing room following the 2-1 win in Denmark. Midtjylland players celebrate beating Man United (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = “//”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));center_img 1last_img

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Wasserman to receive star on Walk of Fame

first_imgHOLLYWOOD – Lew Wasserman, the man The New York Times once called “the last of the Hollywood moguls,” will posthumously receive the 2,349th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, Wasserman’s goddaughter, and Dreamworks SKG co- founder Jeffrey Katzenberg will speak at the late-morning ceremony in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Wasserman’s grandson, Casey Wasserman, will accept the star on his behalf. The younger Wasserman is chairman and chief executive officer of the Wasserman Media Group — a sports management, marketing and content agency — as well as owner of the Los Angeles Avengers Arena Football League team and head of the charitable Wasserman Foundation. Born in Cleveland in 1913, Wasserman was hired in 1936 as the national advertising director of the Music Corporation of America after his wife Edie complained about the way the music booking agency was publicizing bands her husband was booking at the Mayfair Casino in Cleveland. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIn 1940, Wasserman became vice president of the agency’s new film division. During the decade, he was the agent for such stars as James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Judy Garland and Bette Davis. He was also the first agent for Ronald Reagan and helped him become president of the Screen Actors Guild. “He gave Ronnie some of the best advice in the business,” Reagan’s wife, Nancy, said in 2002, when Wasserman died at the age of 89 from complications of a stroke. In the 1950s, Wasserman oversaw the creation of a television division that would produce such hits as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “Marcus Welby, M.D.” “Miami Vice” and “Murder, She Wrote.” With Jules Stein as chairman and Wasserman as president, MCA became the world’s largest talent agency. However, it was forced by the Justice Department to dissolve the talent agency when it acquired Universal Studios in 1962. MCA then became the first entertainment conglomerate, with movie and television production, a music arm and the Universal Studios theme park. Wasserman’s marketing of “Jaws” in 1975 created the summer movie blockbuster, forever changing movies. Other classic films the studio produced during Wasserman’s tenure included “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”, “The Sting”, “Back to the Future” and “Animal House.” Wasserman, as a top Democratic Party fundraiser, played a key role in cementing the ties between the entertainment industry and politics. He was also lauded for his charitable efforts, launching the Wasserman Foundation in 1952 and raising funds for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and Music Center of Los Angeles County. “He was one of the smartest men I ever met and in more than intellectual ways,” former President Bill Clinton said upon learning of Wasserman’s death. “He just came across as someone who understood what life was all about and was pulling for people to have good lives.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bonds would revamp schools

first_imgTwo bond measures that would improve Walnut Valley Unified schools will be on the ballot Tuesday. Fifty-five percent of voters need to approve the $64.6 million Measure S and the $15.2 million Measure Y for the bonds to pass. The money from Measure S would go to upgrading five schools – Maple Hill Elementary, Chaparral Middle School, Diamond Bar High School, Cyrus J. Morris Elementary and Ron Hockwalt Academies – and make safety and technology improvements to the 10 other schools. Some of the upgrades include replacing 25-year-old trailer classrooms with permanent buildings, making classrooms and campuses accessible to handicapped students and repairing roofing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Measure Y funding would go toward upgrading athletic and performing-arts facilities at the schools, including expanding gyms and improving fields, tracks and pools. If the bonds are approved, property tax would increase by $30 annually per $100,000 at a home’s assessed value. According to a Realtor’s estimate, the average assessed value of a home is $600,000, a district official said. In addition the district said they could qualify to receive $25 million in state matching funds for Measure S. “Measures S and Y are critical for the well-being of our students – for modernization of one-third of our schools, for 21st century technology tools for teachers and students, for safe, secure high-quality learning environments. It is all about the kids,” said Carolyn Elfelt, school board president, in an e-mail. Walnut Valley voters have supported two previous $50 million bond measures – in 1991 and 2000 – for school improvements. Board member Larry Redinger said that increasing construction costs are why the proposed bonds are higher than previous years. “We have been a great district, and we have to maintain good facilities to attract teachers,” Redinger said. Redinger is optimistic that the bonds will be approved because of the support from the community. In the last year, several school districts have passed bond measures earmarked for facilities improvements. In June 2006, Rowland, Covina-Valley and Monrovia unified passed school bond measures. Rowland Unified had the largest bond – $118 million – that passed with more than 70 percent of the vote. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Google offers $10 million in prizes to help develop software

first_imgGoogle Inc. is offering $10 million in prizes for people who build the best software to enhance its upcoming cell-phone operating system. The Mountain View-based company is developing a free cell-phone software package that it says will make it easier to surf the Web over mobile devices. It also will give Google more opportunities to sell ads and services. The operating system will be based on computer code that can be openly distributed among programmers, which Google hopes will encourage developers to create new software and improvements that could spawn new uses for smart phones. Winning offerings could encompass simple aesthetic improvements such as personalized home screens or more complicated social-networking programs that merge data from the Web – such as maps or personal Web pages – with data from users’ phones – such as contact information or the phones’ geographic locations. Android will compete with mobile operating systems made by Microsoft Corp., Palm Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., and Symbian, which is owned by Nokia Corp. and several other major phone makers.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 As part of the Android Developer Challenge, a panel of judges will pick 50 winners from entries received from Jan. 2 through March 3, 2008. Those winners will each get $25,000 and be eligible for 10 awards of $100,000 and another 10 awards of $275,000. Google did not specify how the applications will be judged. The company only said the winning programs will “provide consumers with the most compelling experiences.” Google also released a tool kit Monday for working on the new platform, which is to be released in the second half of next year. Four cell-phone manufacturers – Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., HTC and LG Electronics Inc. – have agreed to use Android in some of their phones. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said he eventually hopes the software will be integrated into thousands of different devices. Twenty-nine other companies have signed on as members of the alliance. last_img read more

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