Liverpool fans, surprises in Leicester and an MLS Cup winner – it’s the Warm Up

first_imgListen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning as they talk about what’s going on in the wonderful world sport.Subjects tackled by Max and Barry include walking out on things in a huff (as per Liverpool fans’ ticket price protest), surprising facts about Leicester, Guardiola at Man City and what next for Man United and Chelsea.Plus, the boys find out if MLS Cup winner Liam Ridgewell is a nice man.To get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for freelast_img read more

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Can you believe these 10 players each cost more than Leicester’s entire team?

first_img 10 10 10 10 7. Ramires (Jiangsu Suning) – £25m 10 2. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – £32.5m 9. Danilo (Real Madrid) – £23m Leicester City’s 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend put them one step closer to the title.It was the moment they finally became favourites to lift the trophy rather than being plucky outsiders.And all with a starting XI which cost just £22.25million – less than two Raheem Sterlings or two Kevin De Bruynes.The Foxes title tilt is embarrassing for all those clubs who claim that a lack of big spending has ruled them out of the championship race, particularly when some teams *Liverpool*cough* *Man United*cough* have spent more on individual players than it cost to assemble Leicester’s starting XI.Check out the slideshow above to see a selection of players who, individually, cost more than Leicester City’s starting XI against Man City. 4. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £29m 1. Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) – £42m 10. Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) – £23.3m – Click the right arrow above for more stars who cost more than Leicester City’s starting XI against Manchester City… 10 10 10 3. Jackson Martinez (Guangzhou Evergrande) – £32m 10 5. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) – £27.5m 8. Carlos Bacca (AC Milan) – £24m 10 6. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – £25m last_img read more

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Nokia Theatre events schedule

first_imgNokia Theatre events schedule The curtain goes up on the Nokia Theatre next week with a string of Eagles/Dixie Chicks dates. Here are the venue’s bookings so far. >Oct. 18, 20-21, 24, 26-27: Eagles/Dixie Chicks >Oct. 19: Video Games Live >Nov. 21: “So You Think You Can Dance” Live >Nov. 23: John Fogerty >Nov. 24: La Quinta Estacion >Dec. 7: Enrique Iglesias >Dec. 9: Michael W. Smith >Dec. 12: Bjork >Dec. 16: Tori Amos >Dec. 26-27 and New Year’s Eve: George Lopez >Jan. 18-20: 2008 Chinese New Year Spectacular >Feb. 14: Aretha Franklin >Feb. 16: Russell Peters >March 1: Larry the Cable Guy Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or (213) 480-3232.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! >Oct. 28: Sugarland >Oct. 29: Queens of the Stone Age >Oct. 30, Nov. 2: Neil Young >Nov. 3: Anita Baker >Nov. 18: American Music Awards last_img read more

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Valley Presbyterian Hospital approaching 50

first_imgThe new cardiac catheterization lab, designed to diagnose and treat patients with heart disease in the first 90 minutes after they experience chest pains, will be getting new equipment and a new central location at the hospital. To expedite care for these critical cases, the cath lab will be placed in between the hospital’s emergency room and the operating room. The hospital has also launched a refurbishment of its operating room. Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation, the O.R. will be getting new lights, anesthesia equipment and new equipment for general, vascular, urological and pediatric surgery. By the end of the month, the hospital will also be inaugurating a new picture archiving and communication system that will allow doctors and specialists to review filmless X-rays, even from remote locations. For Greene, a Valley resident, keeping Valley Presbyterian on the cutting edge is more than just his job – it’s his form of giving back to the community. “I am only the third CEO in this hospital’s 50-year history,” Greene said. “I am a steward of a community asset. … I am looking forward to the next 50 years.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In 1958, Valley Presbyterian Hospital opened its doors with 63 beds in a 32,000-square-foot facility. Now as the hospital approaches its 50th anniversary, the facility spans roughly 1 million square feet and 350 beds and treats more than 100,000 Valley residents a year. Like most hospitals in the area, remaining open has been a struggle, but Albert Greene, president and chief executive officer at Valley Presbyterian, said the future looks bright for this Van Nuys fixture. “It was a precarious situation when I arrived,” said Greene, who took over running the hospital in April 2006. “But with the support of the community, we have been able to turn things around.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Under Greene’s supervision, the hospital – which had been in a downward revenue spiral for years – was able to take a $7.8 million deficit in 2006 and turn it around to a $625,00 surplus this year. For Greene, that surplus is only a small sign of successes to come. Several improvement projects are set to begin, including a new cardiac facility, a high-tech X-ray system and a state-of-the-art operating room. “If we don’t have it already, we are getting it here at Valley Presbyterian,” Greene said. “Technology really is the critical difference between routine care and outstanding care, which is what the community wants and expects here.” last_img read more

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Woman killed in 101 Freeway crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 49-year-old woman died driving westbound in a collision on the Ventura (101) Freeway just south of Kanan Dume Road in Agoura Hills, the CHP said. Details were not immediately available, but the CHP said that the crash was involved a single car that hit the center divider before 11:18 a.m.last_img read more

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`Heroes’ lands Jean-Louis far from his roots

first_imgWhen a publicist asked if I wanted to chat with Jimmy Jean-Louis at an event last week, I nodded yes – basically as a courtesy. I don’t watch “Heroes,” the hit NBC show on which he plays “The Haitian,” so I did not recognize him. But after our conversation, I found myself a big fan of this man who has a unique perspective on the sudden fame that has come to him and the rest of the show’s cast – most of whom were unknowns – during the past year. “In my case, it’s very special because I come from Haiti, a place where I really grew up with nothing. No shoes, no shirt, or anything like that,” he said. “So to have that kind of beginning and end up where I am now, it’s a huge stretch. So I don’t know if everybody is having the same experience even though we are all on the same show. I know that it’s something quite unbelievable coming from where I’m coming from.” As a young man, he went to Paris to pursue modeling and began landing roles in French musical theater and in television commercials. Then came a move to Los Angeles and small roles in some hit films (“The Bourne Identity” and “Monster-in-Law”) and some flops (“Tears of the Sun” and “Hollywood Homicide”). For more celebrity news, see Greg Hernandez’s blogs Hollywood Joe – blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe – and Out In Hollywood – blogs.daily news.com/outinhollywood. 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut to be cast on “Heroes” and have it be a breakout hit right out of the gate, that was a shocker. “Amazing, just amazing. Because it was unexpected, you know? Life is unexpected. So to find myself in one of the biggest TV shows in the world, I was like, `Wow! OK, what am I gonna do with it?’ So, I’m taking it as it comes, and hopefully I’ll be able to keep on moving up with the show but also by doing other projects.” He co-starred with Mo’Nique in the comedy “Phat Girlz.” But he’s not ready to give up his day job even though production on “Heroes” stopped Nov.9 because of the writers strike. “I like the direction they are going with (my character). But the thing about being with `Heroes’ is you never know what’s going to happen with your character. They don’t tell you anything until the script is ready to be given to you. “So, I’m in the dark the same way the audience is unless I’m shooting.” last_img

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FED UP OF DIETING? THEN SLIMMING WORLD IS THE PLACE FOR YOU

first_imgDiet? Why? If you ever read a newspaper or switch on the TV, you’ll know that we are in the middle of, what some media have termed, an ‘obesity crisis’.So it’s no wonder that the bookshops are filled with diet titles and slimming magazines, and every celebrity is endorsing their diet plans and exercise DVD’s!At Slimming World, DIET is a four letter word! And if you’ve had your fill of these “off and on eating regimes”, if you’re fed up of going to bed early because you’re hungry – and if you never want to think ‘dare I eat that’ ever again – then look no further, slimming world is the place for you!Forget calorie countingForget deprivation and hungerForget the strict rules and regulations of past dietsForget completely any previous dieting dos and don’ts – they’ll only get in your way.Forget diet pills that interfere with your body and your mind’s natural, healthy functions.Embrace completely the freedom, flexibility and generosity of Food Optimising!The stroke of genius behind Food Optimising lies in its concept of Free Food – healthy, satisfying foods that can be enjoyed in any amount whenever you’re hungry – the only limit is your appetite.They’re called Free Foods because they’re unlimited – no obsessive counting or tedious weighing; no feelings of hunger and deprivation, morning, noon or night!And because Free Foods are ordinary, wholesome, everyday foods, the whole family can enjoy them. Take care of your family’s health as well as your own; encourage them too to fill up on hunger-busting, health-giving, energy-providing Free Food – everyone will reap the benefits.With such a delicious, healthy, liberating and, yes, slimming way of eating, is it any wonder why so many people attend Slimming World groups every week – where they receive the support, encouragement and motivation of a fully trained Consultant and together with a supportive group of like-minded people, to help them reach their personal weight loss target!From a full Irish breakfast, to a sunday roast and even a dessert after, with Slimming World you really can have it all.Slimming World’s food optimising plan is safe to follow for everyone and we have extra support booklets to help pregnant and breast feeding members, members with diabetes and members looking to stop smoking.Along with a separate free to go plan for our young adults between 11-15 years to help them learn how to eat healthy while still enjoying life and never going without. There is no-one who cannot reap the benefits of the most generous eating plan around.So make it a gift to yourself – that you’ll ditch any excess ‘dieting’ baggage you’ve been carrying with you and set off on your new, exciting journey to success with Slimming World!For more information on your nearest group click on the picture above, check out Slimming World Donegal on facebook, or contact Anne Marie on 0860848705.Sample Recipie: Speedy ChineseFor a quick, filling alternative to your Friday night takeaway, rustle up your own Chinese delights by heating some low calorie oil spray (less than one calorie per spray) in a wok, adding some chopped chicken or prawns, spring onions, peppers, red chilli, finely chopped ginger and crushed garlic, fry for a couple of minutes, then throw in a pack of mixed stir-fry veg from the supermarket.If you’re feeling adventurous, add other oriental delights like water chestnuts or lychees! Add lots of Soy sauce to taste, cook for 3 or 4 minutes and serve on a mound of boiled egg noodles.Check out www.slimmingworld.ie for a 7 day sample menu.FED UP OF DIETING? THEN SLIMMING WORLD IS THE PLACE FOR YOU was last modified: April 10th, 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:BusinessFeatureshealthnewsSlimming Worldlast_img read more

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Pellegrini: ‘If I won UCL and PL TWICE, Guardiola would still have come

first_img1 Manuel Pellegrini claims Pep Guardiola would still be replacing him as Manchester City boss even if he won the Champions League twice.City announced in February that Bayern Munich’s revered former Barcelona coach would succeed Pellegrini in the summer.The club, whose strategy is driven by two former Barcelona executives in Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, had failed in a previous attempt to lure the Catalan to the Etihad Stadium in 2012.Pellegrini was well aware of this when he took charge in 2013 and has no issues about stepping aside this summer, at what would have been the end of his initial three-year contract.The Chilean, who won the Premier League title in his first season with City, told Spanish newspaper Marca: “I don’t believe they are changing me because they were expecting more.“The club has always wanted to work with Guardiola, and that is logical, because they have a relationship from their time at Barcelona.“Pep was on the market and it was clear they were going to take him when he became free. If I had won two Champions Leagues and two Premier Leagues, Guardiola would still have come.”City’s announcement preceded a slump in the team’s Premier League form and Pellegrini accepts it has been a distraction, but he does not think it was the wrong decision.He said: “From the moment that Pep declared he would come to England, the board knew that I would not be able to sit around like a fool. All the world knew he would come here. Afterwards, we can analyse if it was good or bad.”Pellegrini says he will leave City on good terms. He also has the chance to bow out on a glorious high having guided his side to the Champions League semi-finals, in which they face his former club Real Madrid.The 62-year-old said: “It has been a complicated situation in a year in which we are fighting for titles, but you have to accept it.“I have a very good relationship with the people who run the club, with Txiki, with Ferran. It is nothing like (the bad) relationship I had with the board at Real Madrid.“I understand they wanted a change after three years. I knew that I had a three-year contract and I have completed them.“Another thing is that the uncertainty affects the mentality of the players when they are in the middle of a competition, when people are talking about who is coming and who is going.“Of course, there is still a lot for us to fight for, because we are in an unheard of position for this club.” Pep Guardiola will take over at the Etihad in the summer last_img read more

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Back-to-back games not kind to Ducks

first_img “Right now, we are on a good roll,” Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said. “We still had a couple of guys who could have played better, but as a whole I thought we played very well.” Randy Robitaille had the go-ahead goal, and rookie Derek Boogaard also scored for the Wild, 1-1 on their seven-game homestand. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Fernandez, who picked up an assist in the third period, also won six consecutive games from Dec. 17, 2001, to Jan. 10, 2002, and from Oct. 11-29, 2002. He lowered his goals-against average to 1.98 and boosted his save percentage to .932, both of which lead the NHL. Todd Fedoruk scored for Anaheim, which finished a five-game road trip 2-3. Ilja Bryzgalov stopped 32 shots and lost for just the third time in his last nine starts. The Mighty Ducks, coming off a 4-3 shootout loss Friday night in Dallas in which they blew a 3-0 lead after the first period, trailed 2-1 after two periods and gave up two quick goals in the third to end any thoughts of a comeback. “There’s no excuse,” Anaheim forward Teemu Selanne said. “That’s why this league is so tough. Especially the nights you play back to back. We arrived in the city at 3 o’clock in the morning. You don’t have much time to recover. You just have to play smarter.” Gaborik put Minnesota up 3-1 when he took a nifty blue line-to-blue line pass from Stephane Veilleux and knocked a low wrist shot from the slot past Bryzgalov 2:26 into the third. “In the third, (Gaborik) got his legs and started to skate,” Lemaire said. “When he skates, he makes things happen.” The Wild quickly got another goal when Fernandez fired an outlet pass to Gaborik, who dropped the puck off to a streaking White. He eluded Anaheim’s Ruslan Salei before beating Bryzgalov from the left circle at 3:22. “In the third period, we made a couple of mistakes, and it cost us goals,” Selanne said. Thrashers 4, Penguins 3 : Marc Savard broke a tie with a power-play goal with 3:25 to play, and Ilya Kovalchuk had two more goals to help Atlanta beat host \Pittsburgh for the second straight night. Hurricanes 3, Islanders 0 : Martin Gerber made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout, and visiting Carolina scored three goals in a 6:14 span in the second period. Maple Leafs 3, Oilers 2 : Backup goalie Mikael Tellqvist made 36 saves and Chad Kilger scored the winning goal early in the third period for visiting Toronto. Devils 3, Sabres 2 : Brian Rafalski had a goal and an assist, and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for visiting New Jersey. Rangers 4, Panthers 0 : Henrik Lundqvist made a career-high 38 saves in his second shutout both against Florida and fellow Rangers rookie Petr Prucha scored his 20th goal. Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2, SO : Alex Tanguay and Marek Svatos scored shootout goals for host Colorado. Canadiens 4, Senators 1 : Radek Bonk and Mathieu Dandenault ended lengthy goal droughts and the host Canadiens scored four times in the first period. Bruins 6, Lightning 3: Defenseman Milan Jurcina scored the first two goals of his NHL career and Patrice Bergeron had the go-ahead goal to lead host Boston Bruins to victory. Tampa Bay Lighting on Saturday. Canucks 4, Flames 3, OT : Brendan Morrison scored a power-play goal at 2:53 of overtime for the host Canucks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Minnesota Wild’s resurgence has been a team effort. Manny Fernandez made 22 saves to tie his career high with his sixth consecutive victory, and nine Wild players had points in Minnesota’s 4-1 win over the visiting Mighty Ducks on Saturday night. Marian Gaborik and Todd White each had a goal and an assist to help the Wild win for the ninth time in 13 games and move past the Mighty Ducks into ninth place in the Western Conference standings. last_img read more

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Big hitters, long courses highlight 2005

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita A longer Los Serranos North took on an up-to-date look with a batch of new bunkers, the three near the green on No. 16 arriving straight out of St. Andrews, Scotland. San Dimas Canyon also was lengthened and improved from tee to green and never looked better. Empire Lakes in Rancho Cucamonga, already a valley beacon, drew raves for its new look and picturesque beauty. Nationwide Tour players and spectators in the Mark Christopher Classic rated the course as one of the best on the tour. There were more good, long-hitting amateurs than ever before. A record total of 100-plus championship caliber gunners showed up at both the Inland Valley Amateur Championship in September and the City of Chino shootout in early October. The best of the bunch was a slim 30-year-old out of La Verne. Kenny Murray, who earns our vote as player of the year in the Inland Valley, was whippet-fast, averaged more than 300 yards with his driver, won the 21st annual Inland Valley Championship by three strokes and placed in the top 10 at Chino. Close by was Eugene Choi, an 18-year-old from Diamond Bar who won the first Public Links Golf Association Match Play championship, defeating an elite field of Southern California shot makers. Brandon Hillpot easily chalked up a victory in the San Bernardino County Championship. Other top players included former Citrus College star Matt Caldwell of Covina, who won the Rialto City Championship at El Rancho Verde and placed third in the Inland Valley Championship. Gary Havro of Claremont, John Mack of Rancho Cucamonga and Mark Rossi of La Verne all had outstanding years. Accuracy was second to “rip it” tee shots. Valley courses stretched out past 7,000 yards. “If it ain’t 7,000 yards, it’s not a course,” was mainstream thinking. It was the year of the long ball. High-tech Titleist, Callaway and Taylor Made drivers and zipped-up golf balls ruled as never before in 2005. Valley pros and amateurs alike hammered out 300-yard drives, then laced their second shots onto the greens at 500-yard, par 5 holes. center_img Joe Lopez, 20, of Chino Hills earned player of the year honors for the Foothill Conference while competing for the state champs, Mt. San Antonio College. Don DuBois, 46, who played his high school career in the mid-1970s at Glendora with Via Verde head pro Mark Pailthorp, won the Califonia State Championship. Remarkable senior golfers were led by Ann Winter of Upland, who at 86 continued to play and win flight championships. Clive Panton, 63, of La Verne and Allen Belknap, 55, set the pace among senior men. Top senior professional honors went to John Powell of Los Serranos, who at 75 was playing as well now as he did when he was 30. Other winning senior pros included Bruce Janke and Rick Hunter of El Prado. One of the valley’s youngest professionals, Justin Itzen, 21, of Pomona put together four terrific rounds last March at his home course, Los Serranos South, to qualify for the 2005 Canadian Tour with a 2-under-par 286 total. Outstanding high school coaches included Bonita’s Gabe Sanchez, Upland’s Richard Kim, Diamond Bar’s Tony McCabe and Chino Hills’ John Gottbrecht. Noteworthy accomplishments: Golf boomed at Mt. San Antonio College, where coach Stan Gonta of Chino Hills led the men’s team to a state community college championship in May. Coach Kim Melrose of Upland followed with her second straight state title with the women’s team in November. A sweep for the Mounties. Late in the year, Joe Toledo of Chino admirably started his own fund-raising golf group to raise funds for cancer research in honor of his late father, Tony. Biggest surprise occurred in October when 17-year-old Taylor Coffman wandered into the City of Chino Championship at El Prado’s Chino Creek course and won the 36 hole-event, defeating superb players like Eric Fekin of Victorville, Billy Mouw of Chino Hills and Aaron Hobbs of Chino in the process. Coffman had never played either course before the tournament. Best year of all: Kevin Na of Rancho Cucamonga. Na, 22, in his second year on the PGA Tour, finished second in two events and cleaned up money-wise, earning more than $1 million as he finished 67th on the money list and maintained his PGA card for 2006. So, golf was good to Korea-born Na who came to the United States when he was 8 and made a million dollars hitting a little white ball when he was 22. MEET AND GREET Teaching professionals Gary Gentile and Aaron Hunsaker will be greeting golfers today from 5-8 p.m. at Golf Tec Learning. The valley’s newest golf center will mark its grand opening at Goldsmith in the Ontario Mills mall. “We’re inviting golfers of all ability levels to join us and see our demonstrations and latest equipment,” said Hunsaker, who learned his golf in Yakima, Wash. “We’ve been offering lessons since Dec. 1, but this official opening will stress demos, fun, food and drinks. “Everything is up to date, including videos, audios and bio- sensory techniques.” Gentile, a pro who worked for many years in the Palm Springs area, is director of golf at the center. For information, call (909) 987-1141. Phil Roche is a freelance golf columnist. His column runs on Wednesday. Readers may contact him at phil.roche@dailybulletin.com. 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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