Man City won’t give up title fight, Mendy vows

first_imgHowever, Liverpool still have a game in hand on both clubs as they return home following their victory over Brazilian club Flamengo in the Club World Cup final in Doha.The Reds have won 16 of 17 league games this season but Mendy hopes Leicester can slow their title charge when the top two meet on Boxing Day.Asked if Liverpool can still be caught, Mendy said: “Of course. If not we would stop playing now and give the cup to Liverpool. We need to try to fight until the end and we will see what happens.“Leicester are a good team. They can be very difficult to play, they have great players. They are doing well, so I hope they do the same game and they win.“I am a Man City fan, but if they win it’s good.”City have recovered well from their damaging 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United earlier this month, with the display against Leicester described as one of their best this term by manager Pep Guardiola.They face a gruelling Christmas schedule with a trip to Wolves on December 27 followed by the visit of Sheffield United two days later.Guardiola recently said his players would need to spend “two days in the fridge” to cope with the physical demands over the festive period.“It is important to keep going,” said left-back Mendy. “In the Premier League we need to try to take the three points in all the games.“Last year we lost a lot of points at this time. This year we are more focused and I think it is a very crucial moment for the league.”0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Benjamin Mendy (L) played the full 90 minutes in Man City’s 3-1 win over Leicester © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 22 – Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy said the defending champions were not prepared to surrender the Premier League title to Liverpool despite trailing the leaders by 11 points.Pep Guardiola’s side moved to within a point of second-placed Leicester City following an impressive 3-1 victory over the Foxes at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.last_img read more

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Arnold won’t let stitches stop motorcycle love

first_imgA fat-lipped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed Monday to keep riding motorcycles – despite a weekend accident that left the former Hollywood action hero with minor injuries. As an actor, he said, he had to sign contracts covering possible injuries from stunts. “I did all those things anyway,” Schwarzenegger said. “I never played by the rules.” The governor received 15 stitches in his lip after he and his 12-year-old son, Patrick, were involved in the accident Sunday near their Los Angeles home, his spokeswoman Margita Thompson said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I was very lucky,” Schwarzenegger said during an appearance Monday at a health center for women and children in North Hollywood. “It could have been very different.” The left side of the governor’s upper lip was swelled and puffy but didn’t affect his speech or appear to cause much pain. “What normally happens when you see someone in Hollywood with swollen lips, it’s collagen shots,” Schwarzenegger said, referring to a substance used in some cosmetic procedures. “But this is not what it is, it’s no plastic surgery or anything like that,” he said. Schwarzenegger said doctors had advised him to avoid attending events and speaking for at least three days. “My wife said make it seven,” Schwarzenegger joked. The governor was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his son in a sidecar when another driver backed into the street, Thompson said. Schwarzenegger collided with the car at low speed. He and his son were treated for minor cuts and bruises at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and released. Both were wearing helmets. The other driver was uninjured. No citations were issued in the incident in the city’s Brentwood section, said Officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman. Schwarzenegger, who famously rode motorcycles in the “Terminator” movies, never obtained an M-1 or M-2 endorsement on his California driver’s license that would allow him to legally ride one on the street, Los Angeles radio station KFI-AM (640) reported Monday. “He has acknowledged he should have the appropriate endorsement on his license and will be getting one,” Thompson told The Associated Press. The governor does hold a Class C license that entitles him to legally operate a motorcycle with a sidecar attached. He also held a European license that “covered motorcycles when he first came to the country,” Thompson said. She did not know whether the European license was still current. In December 2001, Schwarzenegger broke six ribs and was hospitalized for four days after a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles. That crash occurred when a car stopped in front of him and he was unable to change lanes to avoid the vehicle. His ribs were broken when his chest hit the motorcycle windshield.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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Man United on the brink of unique achievement no other club could ever match

first_img It will have a structure that will mirror the format of a revised 32-team Europa League 9 9center_img Should Manchester United beat Ajax in the Europa League final they will complete a unique set of honours won.The Red Devils will join the Dutch club, plus Juventus, Bayern Munich and Chelsea in winning all the main UEFA club competitions.But United will eclipse all their English rivals, including Chelsea, by completing a clean sweep of domestic and international trophies.The club’s honours list would comprise triumphs in the English top flight, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield, as well as UEFA’s Champions League/European Cup, Europa League, Super Cup and (now defunct) Cup Winners’ Cup.Additionally, United are the only English club to have won FIFA’s Club World Cup and its forerunner, the Intercontinental Cup, which was the de facto club world championship.The latter competition ceased in 2004, meaning no other English club will ever be able to win it.Here’s a look at the major honours already won by United down the years…Premier League, FA Cup and Charity/Community ShieldLeague Cup/EFL CupEuropean Cup/Champions LeagueCup Winners’ CupUEFA Super CupIntercontinental CupFIFA Club World CupUnited didn’t ever manage to win the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, but it was effectively the predecessor of the UEFA Cup, which in turn morphed into the modern day Europa League.You can listen to live commentary of Ajax v Manchester United in the Europa League on Wednesday, May 24 from 7pm, live on talkSPORT.last_img read more

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DOHERTY: FINE GAEL ATTACKS ON McGUINNESS ARE ‘NAIVE’

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has come out fighting for Presidential candidate and close friend Martin McGuinness.As the race for the Aras accelerates into the gutter in what could be the most poisoness campaign ever, Doherty slammed Fine Gael for a myriad of comments about the Derryman over the weekend.“It’s a sign of desperation and political naivety on behalf of the government that they think that attacking Martin McGuinness in this way will somehow boost their own support base,” claimed Doherty. “It’s clear that they’re frustrated that only just over a quarter of their own supporters are willing to support Gay Mitchell.”The Gaoth Dobhair man spoke as it was revealed that almost half of voters polled by the Paddy Power bookmaker chain believe McGuinness won Friday night’s television debate with the other six candidates in the Presidential election.The Sinn Fein candidate polled 46.2 per cent in the online poll with Sean Gallagher a distant second on 14.2 per cent.Senator David Norris was third on 11.1 per cent with Labor’s Michael D Higgins on just 10.3 per cent. Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell got 6.4 per cent with Mary Davis on 2.9 per cent. Higgins is still favorite to win the race for the Aras at odds of 4/7, mainly because his nearest rivals are not expected to get transfers.The Fine Gael attacks on McGuinness intensified in the Sunday Independent – which dedicated large tracts of its paper at the weekend to attacks on McGuinness and led a similar campaign against Mary McAleese 14 years ago – when Minister for Environment, Phil Hogan said that multinational companies would be appalled if Mr McGuinness was President, and indicated his IRA past would drive away corporate investment from Ireland.This was jumped on by Sinn Fein who pointed out that Mr McGuinness had been a special guest of New York Stock Exchange and had brought in thousands of jobs to the North with both Ian Paisley and his DUP successor Peter Robinson.Mr McGuinness said the interventions were bizarre and had no validity in the campaign.He added that it was “absolute rubbish” to suggest that he had the proceeds of the Northern Bank robbery at his disposal, as Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe claimed in a Tweet. Fine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell has said in reference to Martin McGuinness that the people could not put somebody into Áras an Uachtaráin when they do not know who he really is.Mr Mitchell claimed that Mr McGuiness did not leave the IRA in 1974 and he said he did not live on the average industrial wage as he had claimed.But tonight Taoiseach Enda Kenny refused to endorse the attacks on McGuinness – though he didn’t ask them to be withdrawn either.Four more weeks of mud-slinging ahead! DOHERTY: FINE GAEL ATTACKS ON McGUINNESS ARE ‘NAIVE’ was last modified: October 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Deputy Pearse DohertyFine GaelGay Mitchellmartin mcguinnesspaddypowerPhil HoganSinn Feinlast_img read more

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COULD OLYMPIC 5K TIME BE BROKEN IN TERMON TONIGHT?!

first_imgA large crowd is expected in Termon this evening for the Termon GAA 5k Fun Run/Walk.The event starts at the Craobhin Centre at 7.30pm and fininshes at the Termon GAA pitch with registration form 5.30pm. Organisers are appealing to everyone to come and register early as a large crowd is expected with the fine evening.Patsy McGonagle, the Irish Athletics Team Manager will start the Race/Walk on what will be his last official engagement before he heads to London!!Organisers are not expecting any Olympic qualifying times but you never know!!  COULD OLYMPIC 5K TIME BE BROKEN IN TERMON TONIGHT?! was last modified: July 12th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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Ricky returns, but Bucs win

first_imgRicky Williams patiently answered every question before finally being whisked away to catch the team bus. The enigmatic running back returned from a one-year retirement and four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy on Sunday, and his presence spawned hope for the Miami Dolphins despite a 27-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “It felt good,” Williams said. “It felt like I never left.” Chiefs 28, Redskins 21 Nine days after his 32nd birthday, Priest Holmes ran for a touchdown and caught five passes for 100 yards, including a 60-yard catch-and-run for the go-ahead score, as Kansas City (3-2) topped Washington. Santana Moss caught 10 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Redskins, who lost their second in a row after a 3-0 start. Seahawks 42, Texans 10 Running back Shaun Alexander’s four touchdown runs buried Houston, dropping the NFL’s only winless team to 0-5. The NFC West-leading Seahawks set a franchise record 320 yards rushing. Alexander ran for 141, and his backup, Maurice Morris, added 104. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think a lot of people on the outside were more excited than I was. I mean, it’s just another day. … I try to live every moment to the fullest whether I’m on the football field, at home or whatever I’m doing,” Williams said. “I love what I’m doing. Life gives you different changes. … You take them all with a smile and with your heart, you’re going to have success.” Williams started alongside rookie Ronnie Brown, but was limited to 8 yards rushing on five attempts. fast. He made the right cuts,” Dolphins coach Nick Saban said. “I’m not disappointed at all in the way he played for the first time out of the box.” Tampa Bay (5-1) held the Dolphins (2-3) to 64 yards rushing and created plenty of problems for Gus Frerotte, sacking the quarterback four times and forcing him to fumble twice. center_img Williams spent his year away from football traveling, studying holistic medicine and becoming a yoga instructor and now is determined to prove he’s the same dominant player he was before abruptly turning his back on his teammates in the summer of 2004. Tampa Bay’s Michael Pittman ran for 127 yards and a touchdown to ruin Williams’ first regular-season appearance in 22 months. Still, the Dolphins liked what they saw of Williams, who ran for 3,225 yards and scored 25 TDs in his first two seasons in Miami. last_img read more

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SILVER TASSIE HOTEL NAMED AS THE ULSTER WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR

first_imgThe Silver Tassie Hotel has won the coveted “Ulster Wedding Venue Of The Year” at the 2015 RSVP Awards. This highly coveted award is a reflection of the quality and commitment that the hotel and its professional team provide to ensure that all brides and grooms achieve their dream wedding day. Set just outside Letterkenny along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the beautiful Lough Swilly, the Silver Tassie Hotel is the perfect wedding venue.With landscaped gardens, traditional décor and stunning architecture this truly majestic venue creates a spectacular backdrop for all weddings.Weddings are the hotel’s speciality, with over 20 years of experience, weather you wish for an intimate or large celebration.The hotel’s magnificent Woodlands Suite has opulent surroundings with dazzling chandeliers and for intimate weddings the hotels offers a range of additional banqueting suites not to mention the stunning landscaped garden. The Silver Tassie Hotel is also a licensed venue for Civil Ceremonies allowing you to host your full day within the beautiful award winning surroundings.Guests can enjoy pampering treatments at the hotels stunning Seascape Spa or relax with a visit to the on-site Atomic Hair Design.As Ulster’s top Wedding Venue, allow their accomplished management team to make your wedding dreams really come true.Choose from our wide range of all inclusive wedding packages or create your own personalised menu from the extensive range of options which can be tailored to each specific requirement and budget, allowing a truly unique wedding for each couple.The Blaney family has been hosting weddings for over 20 years, and have seen many changes in that time to both the industry and the Hotel but responding to those changes and the every changing need of their customer is what makes them go from strength to strength.Proprietors Ciaran & Rose Blaney were delighted to receive recognition both for the Hotel & their team on their recent win. For more information or to visit the hotel for a show-around, telephone John or Ciaran + 353 (0) 7 4 912 5619 or email weddings@silvertassiehotel.ie.The Silver Tassie Hotel & SpaRamelton Road, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalTel: 074 91 256 19 Email: info@silvertassiehotel.ie Web: www.silvertassiehotel.ieSILVER TASSIE HOTEL NAMED AS THE ULSTER WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR was last modified: September 4th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Spaniard fires warning to DeGale

first_imgSpaniard Jose Maria Guerrero has warned James DeGale to knock him out early or face a shock defeat.The pair will meet at the Liverpool Echo Arena on 9 December, when DeGale will defend his WBO Intercontintental super-middleweight title against the wily 34-year-old.DeGale’s European crown will not be on the line as the Harlesden man is expected to make a February defence of that title against mandatory challenger Cristian Sanavia, who is not yet ready to fight.And Guerrero insists DeGale is in for a rude awakening if he regards next month’s clash – which will be screened live on Box Nation (Sky channel 456) – as a warm-up bout.Promoter Frank Warren wants DeGale to fight for a world title next year.Guerrero declared: “I will give him some advice: destroy me quickly. If not, you will have a big problem.“If he thinks that this is the easiest fight of his career then he will have a big surprise.“This is the biggest opportunity of my career and I will make all the necessary arrangements for me to win and come back to Spain with the title.“I’m not accepting this opportunity for money. I’m accepting it because I will win and fight for the world title myself next year.”Guerrero has a record of 29-2-1, with one of his two losses coming against German Mario Veit, who once challenged Joe Calzaghe for the world title.“In my life I only know boxing so if I want a good future I can’t lose this fight. My options are win or win,” he added.“I think that this hunger is my strength. I need to win and I will win. I want to show the world who Jose Maria Guerrero is.”Related stories:Injury rules Groves out of Liverpool fightLet history decidelast_img read more

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Joburg’s 2010 legacy projects impress

first_imgCooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Sicelo Shiceka said he was satisfied with the progress made so far in the various projects. “We are on course … The legacy to be left after the tournament will be enjoyed for a long time to come,” he told BuaNews. During his tour of Soccer City Stadium, which is 98% complete, he commended the contractors for a job well done and encouraged them to keep up the good work. Motlanthe started his tour of the city by boarding a Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus at the Metro Centre in Soweto. The bus departed from the station via the Westgate and Soccer City terminals. Leaving a rich legacy He said South Africa had showed the world that the country could rise to the challenge, adding that all the stadiums would be finished on time and that the country would be able to provide safe and reliable transport. Source: BuaNews Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe was impressed by Johannesburg’s 2010 World Cup legacy projects – including the Bus Rapid Transit system, a regional park, and two soccer stadiums – during a tour of the city over the weekend. He said that hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ would leave a rich legacy for South Africans and ensure that people continue to benefit from the event long after the fans had left.center_img “Legacy projects will ensure that people benefit from economic investment after the World Cup,” he said, adding that he was looking forward to returning, not for a tour of the projects, but to interact with the community. Motlanthe also visited the R17-million West Regional Park and Albertina Sisulu Multipurpose Resource Centre, before attending the Soweto Derby game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium. 3 November 2009 He said the trip had been an eye-opener. “I never thought that some day our transport system would operate so comfortable and efficiently. We must try to replicate it in other provinces.” “Everyone is delivering, and the work will be done on time,” Shiceka said. “What is left is for the South African team to be able to deliver and make us proud.” “I did not imagine that it was this beautiful, the work and design is well balanced. You’ve done us proud,” he told the construction workers.last_img read more

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Mining scam: Ex-CM Kamat chargesheeted

first_imgA Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Goa Police investigating the mining scam in Goa chargesheeted former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat and two others on Thursday for condoning the delay in renewal of a mining lease in South Goa. The 1,572-page chargesheet has booked Mr. Kamat, leaseholder Prafulla Hede, and Goa Mines and Geology Department official A.T. D’Souza under sections of the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code, said Superintendent of Police Karthik Kashyap, who heads the SIT. The chargesheet was filed before the Principal District and Sessions Court in South Goa. Mr. Kashyap said it mentions 40 witnesses. Mr. Kamat, who held the Mines portfolio from 2007 to 2012, is accused of allowing mining companies, including the one operated by Mr. Hede, to avail the ‘condonation of delay’ clause to renew their iron ore mining leases in return for bribes. The SIT has also questioned Mr. Kamat’s son Yogiraj and brother in-law Satish Lawande in the case. Rajiv Yaduvanshi, the then Principal Secretary (Mines), has turned approver.last_img read more

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