Danny Mills’ combined Arsenal-Spurs XI has fans fuming as just two Gunners make cut

first_imgWhile another quipped: “Danny Mills the type of dude who asks for a left handed screwdriver.”A more direct fan roared: “Danny mills is a mug.”And many told the Gunners to use the choices as motivation, with one tweet reading: “Danny Mills has just revealed his Arsenal x Spurs combined XI on Sky Sports.THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring'”It contains just two Arsenal players – Dani Ceballos & Nicolas Pépé. I hope you’re seeing this, lads.”One optimistic supporter added: “Am I the only one that enjoys when these ‘pundits’ pick a team consisting nearly 11 scum?”It just makes the victory all the sweeter. These clowns don’t learn. Who rates Danny Mills’ opinion anyway haha”.Danny Mills is the biggest clown going #NLD #Arsenal— Louis (@_1louisv) August 27, 2019 Record signing Nicolas Pepe got the nod after starring against Liverpool – joining Harry Kane and Son Heung-min up top.While Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos also features in a midfield trio including Christian Eriksen and Harry Winks.Mills, 42, decided against using any players from the Gunners’ leaky back four with Kyle Walker-Peters, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose making up the defence.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £100And Hugo Lloris takes the No1 jersey ahead of Bernd Leno despite concerns over his form at the end of last season.Gooners tore into Mills on Twitter, with many accusing him of being bitter at being nutmegged by Thierry Henry while trying to shield the ball out of play.One posted: “Danny mills was an awful player, forever in the shadow of the majority of the league. He was a thug and his “punditry” and “analysis” is simply terrible. He’s clickbait personified.”DRAW DRAMACHELSEA, Liverpool and Man City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team.And it’s bad news for Spurs (unless you fancy their chances against Barcelona).Read more about the upcoming draw here. DANNY MILLS is under fire from fuming Gunners fans after including just two Arsenal stars in a combined North London derby XI.The former England defender turned Sky Sports pundit stoked the flames ahead of the Sunday showdown with his incendiary selections.1What does Danny mills know? Not exactly a great player or a prolific career, I remember a certain nutmeg at Highbury 😂😂😂— christinatutty (@christina_tutty) August 27, 2019last_img read more

“We consider signing a nine”

first_imgI need time to conveniently value everyone who can join the subsidiary. I do not know them in depth. I have spoken with your technician and I want to provide all the possible information. I would have liked more time to make a place composition.How important is it to the Cup?I’ve always liked it, as a player and as a coach. We will try to win it as well as win the Champions League and LaLiga.How do you tell Messi he doesn’t play a game?No one escapes who Leo Messi is. I will always try to convince everyone that it is best for them from my perspective, we will discuss and in the end they pay attention to me.Will Neto or Ter Stegen play?I do not make these differences by competitions. The two have options in all competitions.Is it more important to rest or continue with the dynamics?We will see it. We would love to continue with the same dynamic on Sunday. Play who plays, what interests me is to continue with the same scheme, but we already know that it is not the same as Messi does than another.Do you favor signing in winter or waiting for the summer market?I still haven’t thought about it. I can not answer. We have not specified anything with sports management. It’s almost better that you don’t ask me about this, because I won’t say anything and so we don’t waste time.Can Emerson contribute to Barça?I know him well and see his progression and the boy is improving. When the time comes, it will be valued.How did you see Arturo Vidal?He is an extraordinary kid like most of the team. We were surprised how receptive these players are. Everything we talked about, they tried to do in the field. Arturo put the greatest will in doing thingsHow do you feel more comfortable, with closed equipment or with those who are going to look for you?We are prepared for everything. They wanted to press up, but our good ball out took them back. How do the conditions of the game affect your plan, especially artificial turf, storm, rival …?The circumstances are what they are and we will have to adapt, let’s see the weather conditions, rain, wind and artificial grass. There will be things we want to do that we cannot. And there is the rival, who will not make things easy for us. It will be hard and conditions will match many things.Do you have a clear idea about whether to sign a ‘9’?We are considering it, speaking on the subject, things have to mature. It is not a topic that worries me too much. I worry more about Ibiza and Valencia. We will talk to the sports management.Will Leo Messi rest?First you have to see the training, I have an idea, but you have to see the rest of the players. We will make a competitive and balanced eleven.Does it contain the exit of any player in this market?While they are all one hundred percent. All are worth me and I have not thought about that.Is the Cup faced differently with this competition system?There is no place for mistakes. They are complicated cheating matches and it would be better to two matches, but the situation is what it is. We must also think about the future and possibly some who have to play a lot can rest. You can change the drawing in each match.Will Dembélé be important?It already is because it is extraordinary. Of course it will be. It will help us a lot, although it has not had continuity.Can you be calm with what is in the subsidiary? Quique Setién appeared at a press conference, in the previous Cup match against Ibiza, to discuss the news of Barcelona.last_img read more

The Reims doctor commits suicide after contracting the coronavirus, according to Le Parisien

first_imgDevastating news which has known French football this Sunday. Bernard González, a Stade Reims doctor, has been found dead at home after committing suicide. The catastrophe has a direct relationship with the coronavirus, since it had been infected for several days, and was in quarantine with his wife.Arnaud Robinet, mayor of the city, The news has been confirmed to the newspaper Le Parisien. Although Reims has not yet issued a statement about it, it is expected to do so in the next few hours. It was precisely the mayor of the town of Marne who reported the suicide to the City Council in the early afternoon of this Sunday. “He was a committed and very human man. She was a faithful reflection of her family, charming and pleasant. I know he left a note explaining the reasons for his gesture. But I don’t know what he was saying, “Robinet told Le Parisien. From the French club, the shock has been shocking. No one was aware of the tragedy, until the city council announced it.last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_img Sally Klein O’Conner concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Adat Y’shua Ha Adon, meeting at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. An offering will be taken. Call (818) 222-0200. Labyrinth walk follows the 10a.m. Sunday service, First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park, 22700 Sherman Way. Call (818) 340-2950. Camarillo Christian Women’s Club luncheon meeting, 11 a.m. Friday, Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Reservations required by Monday: $21. Dress code. Call (805) 987-7134. “We, The Living – A Survivor of a Suicide Bombing Speaks” will be presented by Tzippy Cohen, 8 p.m. Monday. Admission: $13. Reservations requested. Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Call (818) 991-0991. “Mordechai, the Private Eye,” a Purim schpiel, 8 p.m. Friday, Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Persian Purim dinner will precede service, 6:30 p.m. Paid reservations by Tuesday: $15, $10 for children under 13. Call (818) 831-0835. Black History Mass, an annual service sponsored by the African-American Catholic Center for Evangelization, 5 p.m. today, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Call (323) 777-2106 or see Heritage singers concert, 5 p.m. today, Vallejo Drive Church of Seventh-day Adventist, 300 Vallejo Drive, Glendale. Free admission. Call (818) 246-2476. Parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Philippine Independent Church service, led by the Rev. Gerry Engnan, 5:30 p.m. today, meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (818) 785-4251. “The University,” an annual adult education program offered by Roman Catholic parishes in Ventura County through March 31: All classes, 7:30-9 p.m.; Fee: $7, includes a guest. This week’s concert and classes include: Concert by singer-songwriter, Joe Sikorra, 7-8 p.m. today, St. Paschal Baylon, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. “The Saints: Friends on the Journey Toward the Kingdom,” Tuesday, St. Rose of Lima, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. “War and Faith in Sudan,” Tuesday, St. Peter Claver, corner of Stow and Cochran streets, Simi Valley. “Walking the Labyrinth: A Journey into Prayer,” Wednesday, St. Maximilian Kolbe, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. “Bible Basics, Part I,” Wednesday, St. Peter Claver. “What’s Expected of a `Good’ Catholic?” led by the Rev. Msgr. Michael Bunny, Wednesday, St. Julie Billiart, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Call St. Paschal Baylon, (805) 496-0222 or see Megillah of Esther reading and Purim feast, 7 p.m. March 3, Chabad of Ventura, 5040 Telegraph Road. Prepaid dinner reservations required by Tuesday: $18, $12 for children under 10. Purim service, 8:30 a.m. March 4. Call (805) 658-7441. “Tuesday Table Talk,” satellite TV seminars, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Choice of “You Can Deal with Failure and You Can Persist and Persevere” or “Supernatural Forces: Design of the Universe.” Potluck dinner, 6:30 p.m. Call (818) 767-4488. “The Persians” by Aeschylus will be the first of a six-part series of play readings exploring faith and identity, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193 or see “Through the Roof,” a play by Rick Mitchell based on interviews with Hurricane Katrina survivors, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Free. Call (818) 894-9251. “And Then I Heard My Savior Say,” a series of seven Lenten services on the seven last words of Jesus, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Soup supper, 6:30 p.m. Call (818) 788-2653. “Knowing When to Keep Quiet” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Tim Eaton at the first of a five-part Lenten series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. Call (818) 348-5714. California Museum of Ancient Art lecture: “A New Look at Q: The Earliest Lost Gospel” presented by Dennis MacDonald, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Piness Auditorium at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Admission: $15, $12 for seniors and students. Call (818) 762-5500. “Deja Vu, Dreams and Past Lives” will be the topic of guest speaker, Rabbi Manis Friedman, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chabad of Ventura, 5040 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Admission: $12. Call (805) 658-7441. World Day of Prayer will be celebrated by the Conejo Unit of Church Women United, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks. An offering will be taken. Call (805) 494-73-68. “Mordechai, the Private Eye,” a Purim schpiel, 8 p.m. Friday, Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 831-0835. “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” will be screened and discussed by Rich Ray, writer, producer, director and cinematographer of the film, 3 p.m. March 3, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105, Ext. 3. “Grounded in Purpose” will be the message of guest speaker, Lisa Garr, at the monthly meeting of the Spiritual Unity Movement, 7 p.m. March 3, meeting at Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (866) 204-2261. Purim Carnival, 8:30-11 p.m. March 3 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 4, Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-3545. Purim Carnival, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 4, Temple B’nai Hayim, 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 788-4664. “The Coffee and the Cup” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave. Call (818) 249-4396. “Tempted” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Ken Hahn, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda. Call (818) 342-1633. “A Welcoming Life” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Keith Kron, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101. “Deal or No Deal” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. “The Heart of a Servant” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Lee, 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-2653. “The Purpose of West Valley Christian Church” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Gideon – The Struggling Hero” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (818) 884-6480. “Windows of the Soul” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday when the Center for Highly Effective Living – Church of Religious Science meets at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Semenya plays down gender testing ‘nonsense’

first_img0Shares0000Kenya’s Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon celebrates winning as South Africa’s Caster Semenya grabs third in the final of the 1,500m event, at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on August 7 © AFP / Jewel SAMADLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 8 – South African Caster Semenya, dogged by gender accusations since shooting to fame in 2009, has played down efforts by track and field’s governing body to change rules on naturally occurring testosterone in female athletes.Semenya is back in the spotlight following a study funded by the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that showed female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone enjoy a competitive advantage of up to 4.5 percent over their rivals. The 26-year-old South African, double defending Olympic 800m champion and also a two-time world gold medallist in the distance, was one of a number of women taking medication to lower her testosterone level until 2015 when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended an IAAF rule that enforced a limit on naturally occurring levels.Semenya has studiously avoided the controversy, instead concentrating on her track performances and she won a bronze in the highly competitive 1500m at the world champs in London on Monday.South Africa’s Caster Semenya was one of a number of women athletes taking medication to lower her testosterone level until 2015 when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended an IAAF rule that enforced a limit on naturally occurring levels © AFP / Adrian DENNIS“Those are the things, the issues, that I don’t focus on. It’s not my business. It’s their business,” Semenya insisted.“Those are the writings that I’ve being seeing since 2009,” she said of a particularly unsavoury moment in her career after winning gold in the Berlin worlds in 2009.Questions were asked of her sex after that storming victory preceded by an incredible athletic progression, and she ended up spending 11 months on the sidelines when the IAAF conducted that verification process.“Sometimes, you get annoyed or you get bored,” she said of the saga that has raised its head once again, insisting it was not her problem.“For me, it’s the past. Whoever deals with it, it’s their business, not mine.“I’m not even bothered.“I’m the kind of person who doesn’t really focus on more negativity. I’m a positive person and I look at things in a positive way.“Obviously, as a human — you understand? — you get to a point where you just focus on you.“I don’t work for the IAAF. I’m Caster Semenya. I’m an athlete. I focus more on my future.“For me, they do their job. I do my job.“I have no problem with such things.“Such situations are just a waste of time for me.”When asked whether she would comply if the IAAF ruled that she once again take medication to lower her testosterone levels, Semenya said: “I’ve no time for nonsense. Medication or no medication.“For me, it’s their own decisions.“I really don’t have time for nonsense.”After winning 1500m bronze behind Kenyan winner Faith Kipyegon and silver medallist Jennifer Simpson of the United States, Semenya will focus on her preferred 800m, no doubt readying herself for a fresh bout of questioning.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LA man charged in massive wiretap, ID theft fraud case

first_img160Want 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 In another scheme, Schiefer installed malware on zombie computers running Microsoft operating systems, causing them to disgorge usernames and passwords from a secure storage area known as the PStore. Schiefer and his co-schemers caused the zombie computers to send that account access information to computers that Schiefer and his co-schemers controlled. Once again, Schiefer located Paypal usernames and passwords among this data and used that authentication information to access victim bank accounts. Finally, Schiefer acknowledged defrauding an Internet advertising company with his botnets. Schiefer signed up as a consultant with a Dutch Internet advertising company and promised to install the company’s programs on computers only when the owners gave consent. Instead, Schiefer and two co-schemers installed that program on approximately 150,000 computers that were infected with their malware. To avoid detection by the advertising company, Schiefer instructed his associates to moderate the number of installations so it appeared that the installations were legitimate and not the result of a malicious computer program that was propagating itself. Schiefer was ultimately paid more than $19,128.35 by the advertising company. Schiefer has agreed to make an initial appearance in Los Angeles on November 28 and to be arraigned on December 3. Once he pleads guilty to the four counts, Schiefer will face a statutory maximum sentence of 60 years in federal prison and a fine of $1.75 million. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. In the first prosecution of its kind in the nation, a well-known member of the “botnet underground” was charged today with using “botnets” – armies of compromised computers – to steal the identities of victims across the country by extracting information from their personal computers and wiretapping their communications. John Schiefer, 26, of Los Angeles, has agreed to plead guilty to four felony counts: accessing protected computers to conduct fraud, disclosing illegally intercepted electronic communications, wire fraud and bank fraud. The criminal information and plea agreement filed this morning in United States District Court in Los Angeles outline a series of schemes in which Schiefer and several associates developed malicious computer code and distributed that code to vulnerable computers. Schiefer and the others used the illicitly installed code to assemble armies of up to 250,000 infected computers, which they used to engage in a variety of identity theft schemes. Schiefer also used the compromised computers to defraud a Dutch advertising company. In his plea agreement, Schiefer acknowledged installing malicious computer code, or “malware,” that acted as a wiretap on compromised computers. Because the users of those compromised computers were unaware that their computers had been turned into “zombies,” they continued to use their computers to engage in commercial activities. Schiefer used the malware, which he called a “spybot,” to intercept electronic communications being sent over the Internet from those zombie computers to and other websites. Once in possession of those intercepted communications, Schiefer and the others sifted through the data to mine usernames and passwords. With Paypal usernames and passwords, Schiefer and the others accessed bank accounts to make purchases without the consent of the true owners. Schiefer also acknowledged in the plea agreement that he transferred both the wiretapped communications and the stolen Paypal information to others. It is the first time in the nation that someone has been charged under the federal wiretap statute for conduct related to botnets.last_img read more


first_imgA woman who helped build a playground in honour of her late husband has been forced to close it because of vandals.Rathmullan playground has been closed on health and safety grounds. Pic courtesy of www.rathmullan.netMally Standford donated €40,000 to help build the beautiful play area used by thousands of children each year close to Rathmullan Beach.Mally, who lives at the nearby Coastguard Station, donated the nest egg to help build the state-of-the-art playground which opened in 2007. But now Mally and other volunteers have been forced to lock the facility on health and safety grounds because of damage to the area.Two of the play items have been left broken and damage has also been caused to a fence.Mally is now appealing to the local community to help safeguard the play area as she and other volunteers work to get it reopened.“We had to close it on health and safety grounds because of the vandalism which was caused to it. “We don’t want children hurting themselves and to have it on our conscience.“The county council have been wonderful and we’re hoping to have it open again shortly.“But it simply cannot open in its present condition and we would appeal to the local community to protect what is their play area,” she said.Originally a play area costing €80,000 was to be located at Rathmullan until Mally helped upgrade it to a ‘Rolls Royce’ facility with a donation of €40,000.Mally’s donation came after the death of her husband Bob in a car crash. She praised the council for their help and upkeep of the facility but stressed that it was now up to the local community to lay a more active part.“This is a wonderful facility and we should all be very proud of what we have.“When I see young children running from their cars with their families to get into the playground, I just get such a joy.“But we have to ensure that it is respected and that older teenagers who have been entering it when it is closed think of the harm they are doing,” she said. VANDALS FORCE WOMAN TO SHUT PLAYGROUND OPENED IN HUSBAND’S HONOUR was last modified: September 26th, 2013 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:closedMally StandfordRathmullan playgroundlast_img read more

Clemency for Tookie?

first_imgRe “Governor should show mercy for Tookie” (Viewpoint, Nov. 20): How can Earl Hutchinson support clemency for a killer of four people? The Supreme Court has refused to review this case. Everyone languishes on Death Row for decades. Everyone is provided with legal aid from the public defender’s office. The fact that Tookie authored children’s books does not change the fact that he was found guilty of murder. In all these past 25 years, there has been no unearthed evidence that has influenced a judge to overturn the findings of the jury. There are now over 600 people on Death Row. Our society does provide for a long appeals process. Contrary to Hutchinson’s comments, giving Tookie Williams clemency will set a precedent. Don Evans Canoga Park Not convinced Re “Governor should show mercy for Tookie” (Viewpoint, Nov. 20): Earl Hutchinson tries to make the claim that Tookie Williams had bad legal representation or racism is the reason he is on Death Row. He says, “Blacks are only 12 percent of the population, but they make up one-third of those on Death Row. In nearly all cases, their victims are white.” Hutchinson seems to forget that three of Tookie’s victims were Asian. He also leaves out the details of their brutal slayings. Tookie Williams deserves neither clemency nor our mercy. He deserves nothing less that a shot in the arm and a one-way trip to God, where he will get the punishment he really deserves. Greg Naster Lancaster Firearm lawsuits Re “Sherman responds” (Your Opinions, Nov. 6): The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (SB 397) protects only licensed and law-abiding firearms and ammunition manufacturers and sellers from lawsuits that seek to hold manufacturers and sellers responsible for the crime that third-party criminals commit with their nondefective products. This bill does nothing to protect firearms or ammunition manufacturers against lawsuits involving the following situations: illegally operating firearms or ammunition manufacturers or sellers, malfunctioning products, breach of contract or warranty and negligent entrustment. The bill explicitly states that any firearm or ammunition manufacturer or seller who has broken federal, state or local law would not be protected by this legislation. Roger T. Stephens Sr. Winnetka Gangsta life Re “Rapper seeking mercy for Williams” (Nov. 19): Such is the gang lifestyle – stepping up for one of your homies. Of course Snoop Dogg is asking the Governator to grant clemency for Tookie. After all Tookie is the founder of Snoop’s beloved Crips. Jack Garden Los Angeles Class warfare Re “Deficit control OK’d in House” and “Senate OKs extending tax cuts” (Nov. 18): Once again we see the results of “compassionate conservatism.” House Republicans slash funding for Medicaid, food stamps and student loans, while extending tax cuts for the wealthiest of Americans. The GOP’s compassion is only for the rich. Damian Carroll Van Nuys ‘In-risk’ kids Re “Kid row” (Editorials, Nov. 11): All kids in the city of Los Angeles deserve equal treatment, and kids on Skid Row should be given the same opportunities that kids in Encino do. It is hard enough to be a child today, but growing up on Skid Row poses unimaginable challenges. These children are past being “at-risk”; they are “in-risk.” Julio Marcial Woodland Hills Handgun ban OK’d Re “S.F. voters approve ban on handguns” (Nov. 9): Measure H prohibits the manufacturing and sale of all firearms and ammunition in that city and makes it illegal for residents to keep handguns in their homes or businesses. San Francisco should look to England. After they took away guns, violent crime has only increased, and they are only surpassed by Australia, another failed gun control country. If “H” survives court battles, it will face mass noncompliance. Just look to the faulty California assault weapon registration law, where approximately 27,000 out of 1 million owners complied. If the same percentage complies with “H,” how will S.F. enforce it? This is just another feel-good law, as the problem is criminals and not inanimate objects. The prime concern is and will always be controlling criminals. Rick Owen Calabasas Teachers underpaid Re “Teacher’s workday” (Your Opinions, Nov. 20): There is a basic error in Steve Krogh’s statement that “teachers work 9/16th of a private sector work year.” My wife is a special-education teacher with LAUSD. She arrives at school at 7:15 a.m. each day and works till 5:15 p.m. Her workday also includes an average of two hours’ work at home. That totals 12 hours per day, which is 1 1/2 times a private sector workday (with a short, frequently interrupted, lunch). In other words, teachers work 9/8ths of a private sector work year. This reduces their salary range from $35,000-$70,000, to $31,111-$62,222 (this after six years of college education). Yes, they do deserve a 3 percent raise. Sandy Weber Northridge Factors left out Re “Not my retirement” (Your Opinions, Nov. 20): Joan Olear writes that, when she retired in ’94 at age 52, she received only $5,000 per year. If she depended on Social Security, she would not have received any money for at least 10 years. So she is $50,000 ahead of those people who have no pensions. There are several other things she didn’t mention: How many years did she work? Was she a full-time worker? How much would she have gotten per year if she worked until 62 and how much if she worked until she was 65? Working another 13 years should add greatly to her pension. Richard Stanis Northridge Supports regimes Re “Immigration issues” (Your Opinions, Nov. 17): I take issue with David Holland’s response to my opinion concerning illegal immigration. Unfortunately, Holland takes the liberal, bleeding-heart approach and fails to see rats leaving a sinking ship. Illegal immigration only supports the regimes currently ruling Mexico and Central America. Until Mexicans and Central Americans demand change and stop running away to El Norte, the political structure, corruption and deplorable living conditions will remain. But change would demand commitment, passion and determination found in most revolutions. Besides, it’s much easier to leave the sinking ship and move north. Claire Magid Reseda Like Nixon George W. Bush claiming not to have lied in the lead-up to Iraq is like Nixon exhorting, “I’m not a crook,” or Fen Phen, Enron and MCI claiming adversely affected folks “had the same information.” His audacity to disavow the obvious shows he is completely into Karl Rove’s concept of “no verifiable reality” – or Rove’s take from Lincoln (“You can fool some of the people all of the time”). Bill Pratt Northridge Gas price gouging As a struggling student commuting to college, I am just one of many that is being affected by the price gouging by the ExxonMobil Corporation. With $25 billion in profits for the July-September quarter, I feel a windfall profits tax on all oil companies should be implemented immediately to compensate for the bad impact price gouging has had on small businesses, families and college students like myself. Kelly Palmer Westlake Village Which Gospel When our family has a serious disagreement, we settle it by going to the Bible for the final word. I would like to ask every pro-life Christian who voted for Bush, in which Gospel did Jesus support a war, the death penalty, torture in prisons or tax cuts for the rich? These people want to rationalize all this while calling themselves Christian capitalists. It would be “easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.” Denis F. Cremins Simi Valley 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


first_imgFormer Finn Harps and Derry City player Stephen McLaughlin is confident he has done enough to merit a place in Phil Brown’s starting XI for Southend’s play-off final with Wycombe at Wembley. McLaughlin had started the first-leg of their semi-final play-off win against Stevenage but was dropped for the return leg.However, McLaughlin’s introduction changed the game and turned the tide in favour of Southend. McLaughlin created the equalising goal and then scored the crucial second in extra-time before Southend sealed it deep into injury-time.In an interview with Soccer Republic on RTE McLaughlin is confident he will start the play-off final at Wembley later this month.McLaughlin said, “I was disappointed to be left out of the starting side for the return-leg but I felt I proved a point when I came on.“I set-up the first goal and scored the second goal so I was delighted I was able to make the impact I did. “I’m hopeful I’ve done enough to earn a place in the starting XI for the final at Wembley.McLaughlin admitted he was excited about the prospect of playing at Wembley and says as a kid you dream of playing on the hallowed turf.McLaughlin reflected fondly on his time with Derry City and encouraged people to continue to donate to the Mark Farren Treatment Fund.“I had a great spell at Derry, we won two cups and lost another final so it was a great time.“Mark Farren is an absolute gentleman and I’m delighted at the response he has got and I’m encouraging people to continue to donate. McLaughlin will be hoping Saturday the 30th of May will be a good day for the man from the Isle of Doagh when his Southend side face Stevenage at Wembley in the league-two play-off final.MCLAUGHLIN HOPEFUL OF MAKING STARTING XI FOR PLAY-OFF FINAL AT WEMBLEY was last modified: May 20th, 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:newssoccerSportStephen McLaughlinWEMBLEYlast_img read more

49ers midseason forecast: How legendary can Bosa, defense be?

first_imgAre they ready … SANTA CLARA – Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks and MVP candidates are on the horizon for the 49ers defense.Can they compensate for the loss of linebacker Kwon Alexander to a pectoral injury? Yes.Will they continue this bait-and-switch approach to yielding rushing yards early in games? It’s getting old, but not destructive.How truly dominant can Nick Bosa and the pass rush be? This is what’s made the 8-0 start so fascinating to watch, and that’s not stopping now.last_img read more