Month: December 2019

Month: December 2019

first_img Fulham 1 Blackburn Rovers’ dismal start to the Championship season continued as they fell to Fulham at Craven Cottage.The writing was on the wall early on for Rovers when Ross McCormack scored after only four minutes as he finished from a Moussa Dembele cutback following a good through ball by Ryan Tunnicliffe.Dembele went from provider to goalscorer for the second on 20 minutes after goalkeeper Jason Steele made two fine saves from Tunnicliffe and Tom Cairney, but could not make a third as the Frenchman finished from six yards.Rovers got back into the game in the second half when Jordan Rhodes took a tumble in the box after a shove from James Husband.Rhodes picked himself up to score from the spot but it was not enough as Gary Bowyer’s men drop into the relegation zone while still in search of their first victory of the campaign.last_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_img Mehmet Ekici: Trabzonspor – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 10 7. Rasmus Elm: Kalmar – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 10 10 2. Andrea Pirlo: New York City – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 10 4. Juan Arango: Club Tijuana – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 10 10 Alban Meha: Konyaspor – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 10 3. Zlatko Junuzovic: Werder Bremen – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 10. Marco Reus: Borussia Dortmund – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – EA Sports have released the 10 best free-kick takers in the new FIFA 16 game, with Germany international Reus propping up the list. 10 10 If you ever find yourself in a position where a free-kick will decide the match against your mate, then just hope you have one of these 10 players in your side.EA Sports have released the 10 best free-kick takers in the new FIFA 16 game, due to be released on 24 September, so click the arrow to see if any Premier League players feature.Check out more at easports.com 10 6. Memphis Depay: Man United – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 5. Lionel Messi: Barcelona – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who else makes the list of best free-kick takers on FIFA 16 – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious fails 1. Hakan Calhanoglu: Bayer Leverkusen – Click here to see a whole load of FIFA videos including great goals and hilarious failslast_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…The agent of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted the Portuguese superstar will NOT be leaving the Bernabeu to rejoin former club Manchester United. (Canal+) 30-year-old Ronaldo is reportedly more likely to join Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, if he does opt to leave the Bernabeu. (Daily Telegraph) Man United and England captain Wayne Rooney has been offered the chance to end his career in the Chinese Super League. (The Sun) The Red Devils have declared their interest in 19-year-old Fulham forward Moussa Dembele. (Get French Football News) United are also interested in Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook, although Liverpool, Stoke and Bournemouth are also monitoring the England Under-20 international. (Daily Star) Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender and Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho are on Arsenal’s shortlist of January transfer options to cover for injured midfielder Francis Coquelin. (Daily Mail) The Gunners are also ready to make a January bid for 22-year-old Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who has scored 27 goals in 48 games for the Serie A side. (Tuttosport) Carlo Ancelotti is open to the possibility of returning to Real Madrid as manager, despite being sacked at the end of last season and replaced by Rafael Benitez. (Rai)Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is in Qatar for talks over a potential £3.5million tax-free deal to manage club side Al Sadd. (The Sun) Newcastle have held talks with former AC Milan player and coach Clarence Seedorf about potentially replacing Steve McClaren in charge of the Magpies. (Calciomercato) And here are the latest football headlines on talkSPORT.com…Exclusive – Jamie Redknapp: Chelsea face having top four hopes extinguished by TottenhamLiverpool set to make summer approach for Empoli star Riccardo SaponaraFormer Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti rules out taking Italy job next summer‘We tried to sign him for £30k!’ – Ex-Leicester striker tells talkSPORT of failed bid for in-form Jamie Vardy in 2009Exclusive – Jurgen Klopp has injected new-found ‘freedom’ at resurgent Liverpool, says ex-Reds midfielderDanny Murphy on Rafael Benitez: Ex-Liverpool manager ‘broke my heart’…and is on verge of Real Madrid sackingManchester United transfer report: Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent meets with PSG representativesSouthampton news: Jay Rodriguez to undergo surgery which will rule striker out until New Yearlast_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_imgMarko Arnautovic struck twice as Stoke City stunned Manchester City to claim a deserved victory at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.The Potters began the day ten points behind the Premier League leaders but were superior from the start against their esteemed opponents and could have won by an even greater margin.Both goals came inside the opening 15 minutes, with City simply unable to cope with Stoke’s front three of Arnautovic, Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri.Shaqiri was arguably the pick of the home side’s performers as he gave Aleksandar Kolarov a torrid afternoon and made his £12million fee look a real bargain.The tricky Swiss winger provided the opener on seven minutes, leaving four City players in his wake before crossing for Arnautovic to score.And Shaqiri was again the architect as Stoke doubled their lead with only 15 minutes on the clock.Finding space deep in City’s half, he played a delightful pass into the path of Arnautovic, who slide home his – and Stoke’s – second of the afternoon.It was a stunning start to the game by Mark Hughes’ men and they could have extended their lead before the half-time whistle blew.Arnautovic’s movement was too much for Martin Demichelis and Nicolas Otamendi and the Austrian missed a glorious chance to grab his hat-trick, beating Hart with a well-struck drive but unable to beat the post.Otamendi and Wilfried Bony exchanged angry words as City, missing Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero through injury, searched for a route back into the game.But City hadn’t come from two goals down to win in a decade and they never looked like doing so at the Britannia as Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and the fit-again David Silva all struggled to exert any influence on proceedings.It almost got worse for City after the break as Shaqiri just failed to get a touch on Arnautovic’s centre after a great flick from Bojan had cut open the City defence.But it mattered little for the home side, as they closed out a comfortable victory to move up to ninth in the table and deal City’s title ambitions a severe blow. 1last_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_img 17 17 Notts County manager Sam Allaryce with the Division Three trophy – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see some retro football images from the 90s Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram was also a cricketer and that’s him waiting to bat during a NatWest Trophy 1st round match between Scotland and Sussex at Myreside on 21 June, 1991 Albert v Juninho: a mismatch? 17 Merry Christmas and if you’re in the car on the way to see the family, click the yellow arrow above, right to pass the time and look at some images of football in the 90s. 17 17 A typical 90s pose from Sir Alex Ferguson 17 17 17 Despite his hefty suspensions, Cantona was one of the best players in Britain during the 90s 17 17 17 17 17 Celtic players celebrate stopping Rangers winning 10 titles in a row Eric Cantona faces the media after his confrontation with a Palace fan 17 Ron Atkinson liked his sunglasses David Beckham is carried from the pitch after Man United beat Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final 17 Alan Shearer got a nation jumping at Euro ’96 Ryan Giggs – 90s superstar 17 Pierre van Hooijdonk with the Forest fans 17 Why wouldn’t an elephant lead the Wimbledon team out at Selhurst Park? This was the advert for the start of the new Premier League, which began in 1992 Jurgen Klinsmann didn’t much care for flash cars Arsene Wenger with Arsenal’s new signing Thierry Henry Gazza mania at Ibroxlast_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_imgFrom staff reports Two touchdown drives in the final three minutes lifted Leuzinger to a 16-13 nonleague win over visiting Schurr Friday night. Glynn Toliver’s 6-yard scoring pass to Semaj Harris with 44.8 seconds left capped the comeback for the Olympians. With 2:40 left, Leuzinger drove from its 25-yard line and scored on a 5-yard pass from Toliver to senior receiver Justin Kemp, making the score 13-10. “We just didn’t show up in the first three quarters,” offensive coordinator Derwin Henderson said. “It took the last four minutes for us to win which does show that our team has heart.” In the third quarter, Schurr took a 7-3 lead on a 20-yard touchdown run by Michael Rabon. The Olympians continued pushing their offense but failed to score despite being in the red zone six times. “We turned over the ball six times,” Henderson said. “We can’t let that happen if we expect to win games.” Schurr’s second touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Leuzinger fullback Uona Kaveinga fumbled at the 10-yard line and defensive back Jonathan Palomino picked up the ball and returned it for a 90-yard touchdown making, it 13-3. Toliver completed 18 of 32 passes for 335 yards, while the running game recorded 154 yards on 27 carries. – Christian Vasquez Peninsula wins thriller After three heartbreaking defeats by a combined 17 points, Peninsula bounced back to rally for a 25-21 nonleague victory over Bell Gardens on the road. “It feels good to go into Bay League with a win. Now we are hungry for more wins,” Peninsula quarterback Gideon Duran said. “If we execute, we will do well.” Peninsula converted on fourth down twice and Paul Stenson scored on a 10-yard run with 5:48 left to give the Panthers (2-3) a 25-21 lead after trailing by 21-10. Peninsula had pulled itself back into the game on a 66-yard scoring pass from Duran to Eric Stevens on second-and-28. Ryan Solomon rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries and had three receptions for 34 yards to lead Peninsula. Bell Gardens (3-2) drove the ball to the Peninsula 31. On fourth-and-11 with 1:38 remaining, Bell Gardens completed a pass but defensive back Kevin Hawke stopped the receiver 4 yards short of the first down. – Kent Johnson El Segundo gets its kicks Things started on the wrong foot for Bishop Montgomery when the Knights attempted an onside kickoff to open the game. The ball was caught in midair by El Segundo’s Matt Ash and returned 50 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 34-6 win at Montgomery. El Segundo recovered Ashton Pittman’s fumble on the next kickoff and jumped out to a 14?0 lead in the nonleague game. Behind the passing of sophomore quarterback Mike Bundy (7- of-16, 113 yards and a touchdown) and Gage Morteson’s two rushing touchdowns, the Eagles (3-2) had a 28?0 lead at halftime. They added another on their first possession of the third quarter when Kody Davis broke off a 36-yard run to the 4 on his first carry of the night. On the next play he took it into the end zone. Bishop Montgomery was plagued by penalties, fumbles, and one big interception, which came when the Knights when they had a first down at the El Segundo 5-yard line when it was 14-0. Quarterback Brian Cabanas’ pass was deflected in the end zone and was intercepted by Jason Stone, ending the threat. The Knights finally got on the scoreboard with an 80-yard fourth-quarter drive capped by a 7-yard run by Quinton Howard. Howard was a workhorse for Bishop Montgomery (0-5), carrying 24 times for 86 yards. El Segundo’s defense was led by Morteson and linebacker Kyle Yatabe as the Eagles kept the Knights offense in check. – Tim Warneke St. Bernard rolls Ryan Simpson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead St. Bernard to a 34-0 nonleague win over visiting Verbum Dei. Gregory finished with 77 yards on seven attempts and a touchdown for the Vikings (2-3). Adam Long came out after halftime and burned the Eagles (1-4) with 63 yards on 11 attempts with a touchdown. Ryan Richard came in and finished off the running attack getting 65 yards on 8 attempts. Overall the Vikings racked up 285 yards rushing and 330 total yards. Long was all over the field on defense. The Vikings had two big defensive stops as the Eagles got inside the red zone but were stopped on downs. The Eagles had 72 yards on penalties. – Mike Gallo Gardena falls on road Johnny Olive and Nick Gordon were a combination of Thunder and Lightning in host Huntington Beach’s 25-18 victory over visiting Gardena in a nonleague game. Olive, 235 pounds, powered for 131 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. Gordon, 170 pounds, slashed and darted for 108 yards on 21 carries and a score as the Oilers (3-2) rushed for 319 yards as a team to control the clock. Bobby Duarte passed for 68 yards and his lone touchdown pass to Derek Romo with 5:47 left in the game put the game away. – From staff reports Run game lifts LawnRun game lifts Lawndale Trayveon Thomas scored on a 48-yard run only 20 seconds into the game to lift Lawndale to a 27-6 nonleague win over visiting Bolsa Grande. It took the Cardinals (4-1) only eight plays on their next possession to score again, this time on a 25-yard run by Kevin Rutledge on fourth-and-7. Bolsa Grande (2-3) started the second half by driving to the Lawndale 15-yard line, but the Cardinals held by forcing two incomplete passes. On the next drive Jabari Lewis got behind the Matadors secondary to haul in a 61-yard scoring pass from Kenny Lewis, the Cardinals’ only complete pass of the evening, for a 21-0 lead. TJ Vanderbilt picked off his second pass of the night in the fourth quarter, returning it 40 yards. Thomas then capped Lawndale’s scoring with a 15-yard touchdown. Bolsa Grande avoided a shutout by scoring on its final drive. Lawndale won its fourth straight game heading into Pioneer League play. Thomas gained 148 yards on 12 carries, with Carlton Callaway getting 96 on eight carries, and Rutledge gaining 75 on nine carries. – Bob Cody Miscues hurt Westchester Valencia quarterback Graham Wilbert managed to capitalize on three Westchester turnovers to lead the Vikings to a 35-6 win at Westchester. Wilbert went 8-for-31 for 79 yards and a touchdown and also caught a touchdown in the first quarter and ran for one in the third for Valencia. On the other side of the ball, Westchester (2-3) operated out of a two-quarterback system. Herman Evans and Chris Jacobs went a combined 17-for-28 for 110 yards, three interceptions and a fumble. Valencia (3-2) jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter when wide receiver Zach Tartabull found Wilbert in the end zone for 41-yard flea-flicker touchdown. The Vikings would then capitalize on the sluggish Comets and add two more touchdowns before halftime. On their first drive of the second half, Jacobs ran the ball in from 27 yards out to bring the Comets within two touchdowns, but the Vikings defense took over from there, highlighted by two Mike Davis interceptions. – Derrick Deane Mary Star run down Running back Sunako Semi rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Peter Ciaramitaro passed for 120 yards, but Mary Star dropped a 32-20 nonleague decision to visiting Santa Clara. Cierre Wood rushed for 200 yards and scored on runs of 60, 70 and 20 yards in the fourth quarter for Santa Clara (3-1-1). The game was scoreless at halftime. Mary Star running back Brian Bornemann had to step in at quarterback when Ciaramitaro was injured in the fourth quarter and connected with Troy Fiamengo for a 50-yard touchdown pass. – Vince Barner160Want 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWith 1:40 left, the Olympians (4-1) recovered an onside kick, setting up Harris’ touchdown. “I was just thinking that we had to score,” Harris said of the winning play. “I knew that if we didn’t, it was going to be bad.” The Spartans (2-3) attempted a final drive with 19 seconds left but quarterback Ricky Mendez was sacked twice, once by Otis Jones and then by Nicholson Taufa. The first half was a defensive struggle and it wasn’t until the second quarter that Leuzinger took the lead with a 22-yard field goal from junior Zardes Gyrast. Despite obtaining eight first downs in the first half and recording 256 total yards on offense, the Olympians were not able to expand their lead. last_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“All of the heads were cut off,” said Morales, a kick boxer who was running with Joe Butanda of Rosemead. “Maybe it was a cult or something. Why cut the heads off?” Whittier police and county animal-control officials said the dumping is under investigation, but were pessimistic they would find who did it. “At this point we can’t link it to anyone,” said Brenda Sanchez, spokeswoman for the county Animal Care and Control Department. “At this point it’s just a dumping site. We don’t have any leads.” Sanchez said she also doesn’t know about the motive. “Sometimes those can be linked to witchcraft or Santeria,” she said. “It’s really hard to know unless you have a specialist on witchcraft or Santeria.” The county does not, she said. Whittier police Officer Diana Salazar said several calls came in Monday morning and were forwarded that day to the county Animal Care and Control Department. Whittier has a contract with the county to provide animal-control services. Apparently between Monday morning and the evening, someone moved the carcasses and trash from behind the brush to the street. A white sign with the words, “animal control,” and an arrow pointing to the brush was staked into the ground. Teri Salazar, who lives nearby on Elmquist Avenue, saw the dead animals Monday night and was horrified. “It’s beyond belief and despicable,” Salazar said. “People are going to be sick to their stomach.” Sanchez said she’s not sure why it took so long for the carcasses to be removed. She said City Hall didn’t notify the county until 3 p.m. Monday. “We did go and pick it up this morning within 24 hours as our policy requires,” she said. Sanchez said she isn’t sure why the remains weren’t removed Monday, but the fact that Monday was Columbus Day, a holiday, could have been the reason. Mario Ramos, an animal-control officer who removed the dead animals Tuesday, said he only found out because of a tip from a resident early Tuesday morning while he was removing a dead possum. Stephanie Bell, senior cruelty case worker for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said she is horrified by the killings. “As long as these perpetrators are at large, they pose a continual threat to the community,” she said. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Decapitated animals dumped in Whittier WHITTIER – Several bags containing three decapitated goats, headless chickens and rotting fruit with maggots were found dumped at the top of Hadley Street on Tuesday. City public works and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control employees removed the carcasses and trash Tuesday morning. Residents said the material had been left there most likely since the weekend. “It was terrible,” said Armando Morales of Whittier, who discovered the animal parts and trash behind the brush at the end of the street Monday morning. last_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_imgHensby said this is his first time playing the 7,125-yard Raptor course where it was sunny and the temperature reached 90 degrees. “I went to Geoff Ogilvy’s wedding here,” he said. “That was the only time.” Hensby entered the tournament ranked 151st. Suzann Pettersen is at it again. Seemingly a fixture on every recent LPGA Tour leaderboard, the Norwegian star birdied the final two holes in windy and cool conditions for a 3-under 69 and a share of the first-round lead in Gyeongju, South Korea. Seeking her fourth LPGA Tour victory and fifth overall title of the year, Pettersen had five birdies in a bogey-free back nine after making the turn in 2 over on the soggy Mauna Ocean course. South Korea’s Meena Lee also shot a 69 on the overcast day with temperatures in the 50s and the shifting wind gusting to 20 mph. “It was very difficult with the wind gusting around, hard to get the right club without the wind changing on you,” Pettersen said. “It’s a great golf course. You have to be on the right parts of the green. Some of the par-5s are reachable, so you try to take advantage. I’m very happy with 3 under.” Scotland’s Catriona Matthew was two strokes back at 71 along with South Koreans Jeong Jang, Hyun-Hee Moon and Joo Mi Kim. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa topped a group at 72 that included South Korean stars Se Ri Pak and Seon Hwa Lee. Champions Tour rookie Mark O’Meara made a successful return to the site of one of his PGA Tour victories, shooting an 8-under 63 to take the first-round lead at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. O’Meara had an eagle, eight birdies and two bogeys at the A.W. Tillinghast-designed course where he closed with a 63 to win the 1990 Texas Open. John Cook (Miraleste High), making his second Champions Tour start, and Wayne Levi were two strokes back after bogey-free 65s. Defending champion Fred Funk, Tom Kite, Tom Purtzer and 2003 champion Craig Stadler opened with 66s, and Mark James, Gil Morgan, Lonnie Nielsen, Scott Simpson and D.A. Weibring shot 67s. O’Meara has three second-place finishes in his first season on the Champions Tour, including last week when he was eight strokes behind Bernhard Langer at the Administaff Small Business Classic in Spring, Texas. Hana Bank KOLON Championship AT&T Championship Portugal Masters Argentina’s Daniel Vancsik followed his opening 11-under 61 with a 66 to take a two-stroke lead in Vilamoura. Vancsik led for the first three rounds of the Madrid Open last week before a quintuple-bogey 9 cost him any chance at the title. Vancsik had a 14-under 130 total. Martin Erlandsson (68), Ross Fisher (64), Alvaro Quiros (66) and Steve Webster (66) were tied for second.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Ryan Moore had a talk with himself a week ago after a third-round meltdown in Las Vegas. He must have been a good listener. The bearded 24-year-old former U.S. Amateur champion matched his career low round with a 7-under-par 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead halfway through the Fry’s Electronics Open at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Moore, who has three second-place finishes in his three years on the tour, was at 11-under 129. Moore, who underwent surgery on his left hand a year ago, said a minor change in his grip made the difference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I just felt comfortable out there,” he said. “I’ve played well on this golf course before. I actually won a tournament (Thunderbird International Junior) here when I was 18. I just struck the ball well and gave myself a lot of chances.” Australian Mark Hensby was one of three tied at 8-under 132 after a career-low round of 61. Ben Crane and Daisuke Maruyama also were at 132. Canadian Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, joined Carl Pettersson and Nick Watney four shots back at 7-under 133. The event’s biggest name, Phil Mickelson, shot 70 for a 1-over 141 and missed the cut. Moore has finished second three times, including the Memorial in June, but has never won since turning pro after the 2005 Masters. He said he’s been inconsistent since last year’s surgery. He was at 12 under after his eighth birdie of the day, on the par-4, 332-yard 15th, before losing a stroke with a bogey on the 17th. last_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHealth care reform? Nope. Solved the budget problems? Nope. In fact, what did distinguish the legislators this year is placing a measure on the ballot that will try to trick voters into giving them more time in their well-paid jobs and for ushering in a $10 billion structural deficit in future budgets. They get rewarded for this? Why not? Everyone else is doing it. In recent days, the five Los Angeles County supervisors and 18 elected officials of the city of Los Angeles also got handsome raises for all their good work. The city, of course, sets records for giving away taxpayer dollars without any benefit to taxpayers, even as these politicians maintain their status as the nation’s highest-paid municipal officials. And they, too, end the year with a bleak financial picture despite always rising revenues. For extra fun, they are seeking tax and fee hikes and cutting basic services. In fact, all the state’s pols seem to be practicing this particular form of political dissonance. Executives at the state’s public higher-education institutions also got a pay boost and perks when they are considering raising fees for students – again. Many people like to point out that cutting politicians’ pay wouldn’t even do much in the face of billions in financial shortfall. To which we say, it’s not the money, it’s the point. What crazy kind of logic allows elected leaders to divorce their ever-rising paychecks – not to mention the countless perks of office they happily enjoy – while they cut vital services or raise taxes for the rest of us due to a supposed lack of money? If they want the public to swallow higher taxes, then the elected representatives ought to set a better example themselves.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s starting to seem like a tradition in the Golden State: pay raises for the highest-paid elected officials in the country while their budgets go bare. This week, Sacramento’s legislators got a boost to their paychecks. They were already the best-paid legislators in the country, but still they got a $3,111 a year raise, to $116,208 with only a few declining the increase. That’s on top of their generous per diems, state cars, and large office staffs. And what have these pols done to earn this boost? Let’s see: redistricting legislation? Nope. last_img read more


Month: December 2019

first_imgThere was a time when you could bank on property.Now a Donegal estate agent is selling a bank!The former Bank of Ireland building in Lifford has been put on the market by Brendan McGlynn and Associates and comes complete with its own safe. Brendan hit the headlines around the world when he first appeared on Donegaldaily.com advertising a two for one price deal.The good news is that all houses have ben sold.Brendan says the sale of the former Bank of Ireland property on Main Street in the border town is an unusual sale.“It’s very rare that a bank goes up for sale especially one with its own safe,” he said. The property comes with male and female toilets and all its original fixtures and fittings including bank counter.The owner of the property is leaving the sale open to offers.EndsESTATE AGENT ‘BANKING’ ON UNUSUAL PROPERTY DEAL! was last modified: September 21st, 2011 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:Bank of IrelandBrendan McGlynn and AssociatesLiffordlast_img read more