Chelsea’s title winner, another win for Swansea against United – PL quiz questions

first_imgTottenham v Everton is live on talkSPORT on Saturday 29 August at 5.30pm – listen live options here.It’s hard to forget Newcastle’s fantastic fightback from 4-0 down against Arsenal in 2011, to draw 4-4, but do you remember who scored the Magpies’ equaliser?Or do you know where Leicester signed Riyad Mahrez from? If you do, then have a crack at these 10 questions ahead of another Premier League weekend.Norwich v Southampton is live on talkSPORT on Sunday 30 August at 1.30pm – listen live options here.About | Privacy | Terms 1 The last time Tottenham hosted Everton at White Hart Lane, Roberto Soldado scored the winner in a 2-1 victory last_img

Leicester boost! Leonardo Ulloa set for injury return against West Brom

first_img Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa 1 Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa could return for the club’s clash with West Brom this weekend.The Foxes head to the Hawthorns on Saturday after making a fine start to the season, which sees them lying in fifth place.And now Leicester have been boosted for the match with West Brom after Ranieri confirmed Ulloa has recovered from a thigh strain.“I think so,” said Ranieri when asked if the 29-year-old would be ready.“I didn’t want to risk him [against Hull]. But I think he could be available for Saturday.“I want to check today and tomorrow.”last_img

W. Covina delays vote on parking

first_imgCOVINA – The City Council delayed action Tuesday on extending the time limit for cars parked downtown. There are 286 blue parking spots where people can park for three hours, and 242 white parking spots where people can park for two hours. However, most of one 76-spot parking lot is closed because of the construction of a new parking structure, and the rest has been leased by the Covina Arts Center to house their contractor’s vehicles for the past few years. A plan to extend time at the two-hour lots to three hours was drafted by the city’s Parking Commission. City businessman complained that the current three-hour parking spots are often full with permit holders who can use them all day, and those that are not full are poorly located for customers. Mayor John King said he would like the council to consider another proposal by Johnson, which was not on the agenda at Tuesday’s meeting: making municipal parking free during the holiday season. “We can’t take action on that idea tonight, but I really like it,” said King. The plan will be considered at the Nov. 6 City Council meeting. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Jeffrey Johnson, who sits on the commission and owns a downtown business, said at Tuesday’s meeting that the parking situation is hurting city commerce. “It is currently impossible to park, eat and shop without getting a ticket,” he said. But staff recommended that the proposal should be studied further, citing revenue concerns if downtown employees who work six-hour shifts decided to drop their permits and use three-hour spots, switching midway through their shifts. The city makes about $34,000 annually from permits, according to Public Works Director Steve Henley. Staff also said the cost of replacing the two-hour limit signs with three-hour limit signs could be prohibitive. Other options include street parking. But the longest anyone can park in the area is two hours, and most spots are one hour or less, Henley said. last_img read more

Reasons to be thankful

first_img 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 owner of Prudential, said the event was an uplifting experience for volunteers and participants alike. “A lot of the children, you should have seen their eyes. It was a really big deal for us, having the pleasure to participate,” Alvarado said. “I got inspired. We’ve had some fantastic years (in real estate), and now that the market is soft, it’s not all about the getting, it’s about the giving.” He said area restaurants helping in “Project Thankfulness” included Red Robin, the 6740 Bar and Grill, Rocky Cola, Mimo’s Cafe, Red Oak BBQ and Camadera Bakery. – Tim Traeger Photo Gallery : Whittier business serves holiday meals The Whittier Salvation Army joined forces with Prudential California Uptown Realty and Pacific Western Mortgage on Thursday to feed about 30 women and 45 children a feast to kick off the holiday season. The women, often victims of domestic violence and substance abuse, are in the Salvation Army’s TLC program that helps them get back on their feet and re-enter society as positive and productive members. Hector Alvarado, broker/ last_img read more

Wealth of information awaits those who look

first_imgRemember when you were a kid and Grandma or Grandpa would drone on and on over the Thanksgiving turkey about Great-Uncle Clem, who made moonshine up in the hills of Kentucky and had constant run-ins with the Revenuers? Or Aunt Colleen, who couldn’t cook at all when she came over on the boat from the Old Country, but eventually turned into a prize-winning baker? Child that you were, you probably tuned them out. But now you wish you could remember all those stories: Did Clem ever go to jail? And is your affinity for cake baking passed down from Colleen? The holidays, which bring families together, are the perfect time to start that long-neglected hunt for your family history. After the turkey carcass is cleared away and before the pumpkin pie is served, ask the relatives to tell you about their lives, their parents and grandparents, and any other relatives they remember. While they probably can’t give you specific dates or middle names, the information they can supply might be enough to get you started looking through steamship manifests or cemetery records. Marjorie Vargas of Canoga Park, director of the Canoga Park Family History Center, said she was the youngest of seven children in a Mormon family, and designated by her mother as the unofficial genealogist. “We (Mormons) believe there is life after death, that we are all reunited with our ancestors. And to know who they are, know a little bit about them, brings us all closer.” Many people became interested in genealogy after reading the late Alex Haley’s book “Roots,” about his own ancestors, or watching the groundbreaking TV miniseries that aired in 1977 to an entranced audience of millions. Research then was hard, time-consuming and usually reserved for those with time and money to invest in search of their history. When Vargas began to do genealogical research in 1972, she said, “it was all letter writing and phone calls. With the Web, it’s fantastic. I can e-mail Scotland or Norway and get an e-mail back in an hour.” Ginger Atwood of Lakewood got started looking for her family’s roots just a few years ago, after her four children grew up. She favors ancestry.com, a subscription Web site used by genealogists all over the world, and usgenweb.com, a free site that has endless information from each state, including data from remote cemeteries, all indexed by volunteers. But, she cautioned, make sure you get original documents detailing when your ancestors came to this country, where they lived, how many children they had. Without that, stories are just stories. “Just because it’s on the Web, that doesn’t mean it’s accurate,” she said. Atwood’s calling was in her blood. Her grandmother spent 10 years as director of the Family History Center in St. George, Utah, and she received her grandmother’s family records after she died. Now director of the Family History Center in Long Beach, Atwood said her search took her to historical records from Germany, Newfoundland, England and Norway to find out about her husband’s family, the Atwoods, and her own, the Bechtolds. Because many of the records she delved into were in German, she took a German-language class so she could read them. So far, she said, “I’ve been able to go back 10 generations – maybe it’s 12, I can’t remember … Apparently we go back to England and some knights.” Lorna Rice of Torrance, a third-generation genealogist, belongs to two genealogy societies and is director of the Family History Center in Torrance. She advocates collecting family stories, but warns that they must be checked for accuracy. Researching her husband’s family, she contacted the Maryland cemetery where she’d been told his grandfather was buried, only to find there was no record of him there. About that time, a Web site launched on which volunteers have indexed death records and cemetery grave sites. There among the records, she found his grave, right where it was supposed to be. “I think if you really want to hook somebody on family history, you have to start with original stuff,” she said. “When you get hooked is when you get an original document. If you get a death certificate, you get so much more information on that document – the person’s address, his parents’ names, his occupation, all kinds of things. … You don’t have to throw out things you can’t prove. You may eventually figure them out.” One of Rice’s favorite Web sites is ancestor.com, which is free and has 200,000 volunteers all around the world indexing original documents onto microfilm that can be read on the Internet. Two tidbits of information she’s found: Her great-grandfather came West during the Gold Rush and was killed in a mine only five days after reaching the gold fields. His body was shipped to Chatsworth, where his burial cost $5. Her own grandfather, she discovered, was a Scotsman and a shepherd, who whiled away the time with his flock by knitting. Many people who get involved in genealogy lose interest when they don’t immediately find anything remarkable. It can take years of research to put a history together, and those who stick to the work are usually rewarded. “People just don’t like the common old farmer,” Rice said. “The horse thieves are great. Everybody loves them.” Some people, wanting to find only a high-born ancestor to brag about, stop when they hit a piece of bad news, like a robber or a pirate, Vargas said. But most regard news of a scoundrel in the family as just another piece of the puzzle. “We need those to keep us from getting a swelled head,” Vargas joked. The problem, she said, is that the things families used to be ashamed of usually aren’t well documented. “They only recorded the good,” Vargas said. “They didn’t put the bad in writing. If they find a horse thief, they think that it might have sullied their (family) name. But it’s all good. It makes you what you are.” Rice, who with her cousins often gathered at her grandmother’s house to hear stories of her family members, said those tales “made them real people to me.” Research, perseverance pay off Several resources available The Los Angeles Regional Family History Center has 30,000 books, 118,000 rolls of microfilm and 100,000 microfiches, many of those records in Spanish. It also is staffed by volunteers, ready to help everybody at no charge. Center Director Richard McBride said it’s always busy, both with members and with nonmembers who want help in tracing their ancestors. “This is probably the best place outside Salt Lake City to do research,” McBride said. The center is also affiliated with Jewish, British, Polish and Nordic genealogical societies, which allow researchers to access specialized records, such as those charting Jewish and German families before World War II. Records from during the war and shortly afterward often are hard to find. African-American families have the same problem researching their family through the years before and during the Civil War, when many blacks were slaves and were listed by sex and age, but not by name. There are 4,000 smaller family history centers in the country, all run by volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including 14 regional centers in Southern California. The church, which encourages Mormons to research their ancestry, has 2.5 million rolls of microfilm containing original birth, death, census and other records, and about 85,000 volunteers are indexing those. As more volunteers come on board, the pace is picking up, he said. It took 18 years to index the 1880 census, but only 18 months to add the 1900 count. “Family history seems to be one of the biggest hobbies in the world,” McBride said. “And it’s not brain surgery – you can learn it.” [email protected] 818-713-3705 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

DONEGAL WOMAN RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR ONE OF WORLD’S TOP ENGINEERING HONOURS

first_imgA Co Donegal woman has been nominated to one of the world’s most famous engineering halls of fame.Professor Maire O’Neill from Glenties, has enjoyed a trailblazing career in the world of digital security.Now she has beEn nominated to enter the Semta Engineering Hall of Fame. She is the youngest ever engineering professor at Queen’s University Belfast and also the youngest to be elected a fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering.The 36-year-old, who juggles a busy career with caring for her two children, works at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s.Maire is one of five people shortlisted for the Semta Hall of Fame award which celebrates the most inspiring and innovative UK engineers.Respected as one of Europe’s leading digital security experts, she previously won British Female Inventor of the Year for work on high speed data security. Her research involves designing novel security solutions for communications applications such as email, cloud, set-top boxes and mobile technologies.As Maire explained, there is a long tradition of women in engineering but they are still very much under-represented in the profession.“I try to get involved in events to promote engineering at secondary school level.” she said.“I was part of an initiative called Scientific Women Academic Network. Queen’s has been awarded a silver medal in the Swan charter about how we go about promoting women in research and academia. I led the team that won that award for our engineering department in Queen’s.“We are proud of that and are trying to address the lack of women in our discipline and how we can go about increasing representation.” On her Semta Hall of Fame nomination, Maire added: “I am pretty proud I am alongside the shortlistees. I noticed James Dyson was previously shortlisted. I am in good company – I feel it is quite an honour.”DONEGAL WOMAN RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR ONE OF WORLD’S TOP ENGINEERING HONOURS was last modified: January 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:donegalGlentiesHall of FameMarie O’Neillsemta Engineeringlast_img read more

TRANSFER FIGHT! Arsenal and Chelsea both eyeing summer swoop for Inter star

first_imgArsenal and Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to reports in Italy.The Croatia international has played an integral part in Inter’s challenge to finish in the Champions League spots this season, scoring six goals in 27 appearances.Brozovic was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in January but the Gunners decided against making an offer for the 23-year-old.However, according to Tuttosport, the Gunners and Chelsea will battle it out to land Brozovic in the summer, with the north Londoners expected to make the first offer at £15m.Chelsea are ready to trump the Gunners’ offer but are also understood to be keeping an eye on Brozovic’s midfield partner and compatriot Ivan Perisic. Marcelo Brozovic in action for Croatia 1last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Phil Parkinson leaves Bradford to become Bolton’s new boss

first_img1 Phil Parkinson Bolton have appointed Phil Parkinson as their new manager.The 48-year-old has left Bradford to take charge of the Trotters after a compensation package was agreed between the League One sides.Parkinson has signed a two-year contract and will be joined at the Macron Stadium by assistant manager Steve Parkin.Bolton had been searching for a new manager since March after Neil Lennon left the club by mutual consent, five days after Dean Holdsworth’s Sport Shield consortium had completed its takeover.“Bolton Wanderers Football Club are delighted to announce Phil Parkinson as the club’s new first team manager,” read a statement on the club’s official website.Parkinson was the sixth longest-serving manager in English football having been in the Bradford hotseat since August 2011.During his time at the helm, he led the Bantams to the Capital One Cup final and to promotion from League Two.Last season, Bradford finished fifth in League One before losing to Millwall in the play-offs.Now Parkinson has opted to take on a new challenge with Bolton, who finished bottom of the Championship last term.last_img read more

Petrov set to train with Aston Villa after winning battle with leukaemia

first_img Petrov originally retired in 2012, but has been targeting a return ever since 1 Aston Villa have confirmed that their former captain Stiliyan Petrov has been invited to resume training with the first team squad after recovering from an acute form of leukaemia.Originally diagnosed with the illness in July 2012, the Bulgarian midfielder retired from the professional game a year later.But he has now been invited to travel with the Villains to their pre-season training camp in Austria on July 7 ahead of a potential return to football.The 36-year-old is looking to improve his fitness ahead of the upcoming season and has been invited by Roberto Di Matteo to train with his new squad on a non-contract basis.Petrov had revealed earlier this year that he still harboured ambitions of playing at Villa Park once again, and was even secretly training with the club’s  Under-21 squad.Villa will begin life in the Championship with a tricky trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday on August 7 following their relegation from the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.last_img read more

Juve target Chelsea star as Pogba replacement, Mourinho latest and MORE GOSSIP

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the summer window.As Euro 2016 enters its latter stages, and with the transfer window now officially open, more deals are being done as players return from international duty. In this edition, Warren brings us up to speed on a number of deals and speculation, including talk of a possible Juventus move for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. Could the Serie A giants be preparing for life without Paul Pogba?We hear the reaction and fallout from Jose Mourinho’s first press conference as Manchester United manager.The Portuguese said he had four summer transfer targets and he has nearly added his third. Could that be Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund, with Pogba the fourth?Tottenham also appear to be close to landing Vincent Janssen, a 22-year-old striker from AZ Alkmaar, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to take the pressure off star man Harry Kane. We get an update on Liverpool striker Christian Benteke’s proposed move to Crystal Palace, while we find out which Premier League club has taken Charles N’Zogbia on trial. Plus, the latest done deals from the summer window, including Luis Nani, James Tomkins and Leroy Fer. Here are the latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com:Chelsea FC transfer news: Juventus ready to step up pursuit of Nemanja MaticLiverpool transfer news: Reds face missing out on Piotr Zielinski as Napoli step up pursuitTottenham transfer news: Update on search for a new striker including Janssen, Sanabria and IcardiTRANSFER BATTLE! Liverpool and Tottenham target Germany left-back Jonas HectorSunderland FC transfer news: Euro 2016 star Emanuele Giaccherini on verge of £2m move to Torinolast_img read more