Republic of Ireland to join England, Northern Ireland and Wales at Euro 2016? Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to the second leg of Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia as Martin O’Neill’s side look to join England, Northern Ireland and Wales at next summer’s finals.Host Ireland are the 7/5 favourites after claiming a 1-1 draw in Friday’s first leg, while Bosnia are 9/4.He also previews England’s friendly clash with France at Wembley on Tuesday night, with the hosts 13/8 for the win and the visitors priced at 9/5.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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LVG responds to Pep Guardiola to Manchester United talk

first_img Louis van Gaal 1 Louis van Gaal insists he is not worried by speculation linking Pep Guardiola with the Manchester United job.Guardiola announced in December that he is to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season and has stated his intention to manage in the Premier League.With Van Gaal under pressure after a poor run of form, the Spaniard is viewed by some United fans as an ideal candidate to take charge at Old TraffordBut the Dutchman is far from intimidated by Guardiola’s availability, telling reporters on Friday: “I’m at the end of my career so for me it’s not so interesting, for me (Guardiola’s declaration) is interesting how I take care of Manchester United in my contract and after this season I still have one year to go.”Guardiola’s decision to announce his impending departure from Bayern Munich mid-season sparked criticism from Arsene Wenger, with the Arsenal boss claiming it has put added pressure on Premier League bosses.But Van Gaal has no issue with the timing of the announcement, having declared he wanted to come to England when he was still Holland coach in 2014.“I have said that two years ago also so it’s not so strange,” he said, speaking ahead of Saturday’s visit of Sheffield United in the FA Cup.“Some people are looking a little bit strange to that fact but that’s good.“Managers have ambitions and Pep Guardiola has that ambition too and he wants to sniff to the culture of England and the Premier League and I wanted that also.“I think that it is very good he wants to do that and I don’t think it will interfere in his club now.”It was the availability of another successful manager, Jose Mourinho, that prompted speculation Van Gaal would be sacked during a barren run of eight matches without a win.Van Gaal arrested that slump with victory over Swansea last weekend, but the Dutchman does not believe that necessarily means his team have turned a corner.“I’m not agreed with your analysis,” Van Gaal said when it was put to him that the quality of United’s displays had improved recently.“We are playing always attacking football, only we have scored (against Swansea), that’s the big difference. That it shall give me confidence we have still to see because one swallow doesn’t make a summer. I hope so.“I see that also in the training sessions but you have to show it also at a certain time for 90 minutes and that’s why football is so amazing because you never know.”last_img read more

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‘The sky is the limit for Manchester City – they could get Lionel Messi next!’, says ex-Premier League boss

first_imgAfter confirming Pep Guardiola will become their next manager in the summer, Harry Redknapp believes the sky is the limit for Manchester City.The Blues revealed the Spanish boss will take charge when Manuel Pellegrini’s contract runs out at the end of the season, in a move which was announced earlier than expected.And ex-Premier League boss Redknapp believes the former Barcelona boss will lead the club to new heights, including possible Champions League glory and the signing of even more world class players.“Pep Guardiola will know how to get the balance right there,” he told Drivetime. “You would certainly imagine he’ll bring in one or two big players in.“Could we see Lionel Messi come to the Premier League, obviously he had a great relationship with him when he managed him at Barcelona.“You wouldn’t put anything past Manchester City. They’ve got the resources to do whatever they want, almost.“You look at the training facilities there now. It’s incredible the setup there now and just how far they’ve gone with it all.“The sky is the limit for them. They’ve gone for the top manager and now what they need is a Champions League win somewhere in the next couple of years.“I’ve got a feeling they will be up there challenging for that on a regular basis. They have a really great chance of winning it in the next two or three years.”last_img read more

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Chelsea and Manchester United target told: You’re not ready for Premier League move

first_imgChelsea and Manchester United target Youri Tielemans has been told to remain at Anderlecht for the time being by his Belgium Under-21 coach Enzo Scifo.The Premier League duo, along with Juventus, have been scouting the 18-year-old talent this season with a view to making bids for him in the summer.Tielemans has already made over 100 appearances for Anderlecht and netted four goals in 26 games this term.His form has attracted attention from big-hitters in the Premier League and Serie A but his national under-21 coach has advised him to stay where he is for now.“After training him for the national team, I can tell you he is not ready to play at a higher level of football in England, Spain, Italy or Germany,” Sico told Fanta Gazzetta.“It would do him good if he plays for another two years in the Belgian league.” 1last_img read more

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Concussion forces former PL defender into retirement

first_img Andy Wilkinson 1 Former Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has been forced to retire from the game following a head injury suffered a year ago.The full-back suffered concussion in an FA Cup tie with Blackburn in February of last year and has been forced to call time on his career at the age of 31.Wilkinson, who made 194 senior appearances for the club he joined from Stoke’s academy, has been suffering with a number of symptoms since the ball struck his head from close range and ongoing problems have forced the one-club man to call time on his career.“Over a year on from the injury there are still a lot of things going on with my brain, my vision, my neck – all sorts of different symptoms – and even if tomorrow I woke up fine and the specialist did say it was fine to play, the risk is far too high,” said Wilkinson in an interview with Sky Sports News.When he suffered the injury Wilkinson played on, explaining: “It was just volleyed straight at my temple. It shook me and I sprinted back and I just completely lost my right peripheral vision.“Just getting back into the team I wanted to carry on and didn’t let anyone know and played most of the game without being able to see much to the right.“As time went on I suffered with other things – vertigo, nausea, balance problems. Then problems mentally with anger, feeling a bit depressed.”Wilkinson, who has problems with depth perception, added: “I’ve got to retrain all my ocular motor system to get back to normal.”Stoke had given Wilkinson a short-term contract in July of last year but after three trips to see a specialist in the United States he has decided to retire.The club have offered him a testimonial and he plans to donate the money raised to local charities and research into concussion injuries. He also hopes to have a career in coaching. West Brom boss Tony Pulis was previously Wilkinson’s manager at Stoke and paid tribute to the defender.“Wilkinson reflects exactly what the place is about. He was an honest hard-working person who gave just about everything, and I mean everything, in training, in games,” said Pulis.“Whatever you asked him to do, whether you asked him to do any functions around the town, he never ever moaned or groaned. He would always do everything to the best of his ability.”last_img read more

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Second man convicted in 1999 robbery, slaying of Woodland Hills businessman

first_imgA jury on Friday convicted a 37-year-old man of robbing a Woodland Hills businessman and then killing him during an escape from police. The jury found Boris Graham guilty of murder in the 1999 death of Christopher Rawlings, who was stuffed into the trunk of his Bentley and killed when two robbers crashed his exotic car. The other robber, Kirrell Francis Taylor, was convicted in 2001 of first-degree murder for Rawlings’ death. Taylor testified during Graham’s three-week trial in Van Nuys, denying that he told authorities Graham was his partner. But the jury also heard DNA evidence tying Graham to a ski mask found in the Bentley. And one of Graham’s acquaintances, Tuesday Henderson, testified that she overheard him say he committed the robbery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBeth Silverman, the prosecutor in Graham’s trial, spoke to Rawlings’ family members after the guilty verdict. “They are completely relieved,” Silverman said. “This has been an eight-year-long struggle for them … to get the second guy, and for them this is a tremendous relief knowing that the guy who terrorized their son is going away for the rest of his life.” After the robbery, Rawlings fled to Chicago and later to Florida. The show “America’s Most Wanted” twice profiled the Rawlings robbery, which helped authorities generate leads and arrest Graham in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, Graham was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping to commit robbery, kidnapping to commit carjacking, robbery, burglary, carjacking and evading an officer causing death. The jury deliberated for a day and a half. During the Feb. 8, 1999, robbery, Taylor and Graham stormed Rawlings’ Woodland Hills home, took cash and jewelry and stuffed Rawlings into the trunk of his Bentley. While trying to evade police, the robbers crashed and Rawlings was thrown from the trunk and hit a brick wall. Taylor and Graham escaped, but Taylor was charged in August 1999 after authorities were tipped off that he was one of the robbers. Graham, a former Pacoima resident, faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. But first he will have an Oct. 15 hearing to determine if a prior criminal conviction could enhance his sentence. Rawlings, who turned 30 the day before he was killed, owned an upscale clothing store and wore a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch, Silverman said. It appears Taylor and Graham targeted Rawlings because he appeared wealthy, she said. Rawlings died in a hospital two days after the crash. Shortly after his death, it was revealed that federal investigators had been after him for allegedly running a telemarketing boiler room operation that bilked victims from across the country, who thought they were investing in unreleased Beatles and Marvin Gaye recordings. During the trial, jurors heard from Barbie Rawlings, Christopher’s widow. She said that when she entered the garage the day of the robbery to help bring in groceries, she saw her husband on his knees by the Bentley, with two masked men standing nearby. She fled to the roof with her young children and called 911. Marilynn VanDam, the attorney for Graham, said after talking to a few jurors that she plans to appeal her client’s conviction. “It seems like they relied pretty heavily on Tuesday Henderson, (a) convicted felon, and that’s a little bit disconcerting,” VanDam said. “And I wish I’d done a better job of cross-examination of her.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want 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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Bruins feel heat, even on campus

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As players walk around campus, sit in classrooms and talk with friends not on the football team, there is no escaping the reminders, which sometimes come from the most unexpected of places. “I’ve been in a couple of classes where teachers have made jokes about us not winning,” UCLA sophomore receiver Terrence Austin said. “There’s nothing I can say. I slump in my seat.” Austin said professors know he is a football player, but he declined to go into specifics about it because, after all, these are the same folks grading him. The Bruins are 5-3, and at 4-1 in the Pacific-10 Conference, they are in second place. They travel to seventh-place Arizona on Saturday, which should be a certain win, but not with this squad. Losing such games now define UCLA football, now known for playing well against top-tier teams, and mediocre, at best, against lower-tier teams. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Dorrell and players become butt of jokes. By Brian Dohn Staff Writer The physical pain comes on Saturdays. When UCLA loses one of its classic effort-questioning games to a supposedly inferior opponent, the mental battering lasts a few more days. Because of the inconsistent play, the job of fifth-year coach Karl Dorrell is in jeopardy, and some players are hearing about it nearly everywhere they turn on campus. “It’s tough because everyone is opening up a newspaper, and seeing photos and headlines of UCLA’s loss,” Austin said. “Everybody wants to know, we can get up for the big games, but how come we can’t win the ones we’re supposed to win? “Right now, we haven’t lost a game we were expected to lose. Right now, the mood around campus is how come we can’t win games we’re supposed to win? “I feel that hurt every day when I walk into class and somebody is looking at the newspaper and reading it. Or I’ll get a text message or something. It’s hard for me to respond. I can’t answer that question.” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero turned up the heat two days after Saturday’s 27-7 loss at Washington State by stating, “I will be very interested to see how we finish the season this year.” Everyone who thumbs through the campus newspaper today will be greeted by the controversy involving Dorrell’s status. An ad was purchased and will run in today’s Daily Bruin calling for Dorrell to be fired, according to Saba Riazati, the newspaper’s editor in chief. The contact number given for the buyer of the ad is a law firm in Orange County. Riazati added the ad is “a little larger than a quarter of a page,” and was subject to the same guidelines as other ads for the publication. “I’ve had at least a couple of students come up to me and skip the preamble of asking whether or not Dorrell’s going to lose his job, and just ask who I think will be replacing him,” said David Woods, a senior and football beat reporter for the Daily Bruin. “No one I’ve talked to really blames the players. On the other hand, this girl I know carved `Fire Karl’ in a pumpkin.” Woods added students who care about the state of the football program “are generally on the dump-Dorrell bandwagon.” The displeasure stems from Dorrell’s five-year coaching career, which is dotted with a few big wins, and some inexplicable losses, a few of which came this season. UCLA has faltered in colossal fashion in what was billed as an important season, and one in which 20 starters returned and many of the supposedly more difficult games are at home. As 16-point favorites at winless Utah on Sept. 15, UCLA was embarrassed, 44-6. The Bruins plummeted from No. 11 in the AP ranking out of the top 25 because of the loss. A lack of effort was cited by many players in the defeat. As 20-point favorites three weeks later against winless Notre Dame, the Bruins turned the ball over seven times, including six by walk-on quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, in a 20-6 loss. “Fire Dorrell” chants were heard coming from several sections of the Rose Bowl, and UCLA’s play calling was severely criticized. It remains the Irish’s only win in eight games. Then came the loss at Washington State, which was a six-point underdog. It was the Cougars’ only win in five conference games. UCLA’s lack of offensive execution – dropped passes, poorly thrown passes and missed blocks – was the main theme after the game. “The one feel you get from the fans around is it’s unacceptable, and I’m right there with them,” UCLA senior cornerback Trey Brown said. “That’s one of the biggest things I always say, is we’re not only out here playing for ourselves, but for the former players and all the Bruin fans out there as well. We have to get this thing in line, and we are.” Brown, one of UCLA’s top defensive players, said he hasn’t experienced professors making jokes at the football team’s expense, but said: “I’m sure they’re thinking it. And rightfully so. That’s not what we want to do out here.” But not all the players are feeling prying eyes and blistering words on campus. Senior defensive end Bruce Davis and sophomore cornerback Alterraun Verner each said the messages they are getting remain positive. “The only thing I ever hear is, `Sorry about the loss,”‘ Verner said. “I haven’t heard jokes. I think people are still juiced about football. I don’t think people have really given up on us yet.” As for jokes being made by professors, senior offensive lineman Brian Abraham said, “That stuff happens all the time.” But he ignores it. “I, seriously, couldn’t give a crap, to be honest,” UCLA senior right tackle Brian Abraham said. “I’m at the point where I don’t pay attention to it.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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October retail sales sluggish

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre With Dec. 25 about seven weeks away, the retail industry is struggling with consumers’ eroding confidence and a weakening sales trend amid mounting problems in the economy. Throughout the year, shoppers have been faced with higher gas and food bills and depreciating value of their homes. Tighter credit has also become an issue in recent months. And while last week’s move by the Federal Reserve to cut a key interest rate by a quarter-point will make it cheaper to borrow money, economists say it may be too late to help boost holiday spending. Amid such challenges, many stores including Wal-Mart and Toys “R” Us Inc. aim to jump start the season early this year by offering door busters and big discounts starting last weekend in a season that is expected to show the slowest growth since 2002. But shoppers don’t seem to be in a hurry to buy. NEW YORK – The outlook for the holiday shopping season grew bleaker Thursday after retailers announced disappointing October sales results due to consumers’ ongoing worries about housing and higher energy prices. The downbeat news came from all sectors including mall-based apparel stores like Limited Brands Inc. and department stores like Macy’s Inc. Even upscale Nordstrom Inc. posted a rare sales decline while Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, posted sales below expectations despite its aggressive discounting heading into the holidays. Warehouse club operators including Costco Wholesale Corp. and BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. were among the few standouts, a sign that consumers are searching for lower prices. “Overall, the sales trend continues to slow,” said Ken Perkins, president of RetailMetrics LLC, a research company in Swampscott, Mass. “I think the consumer is certainly feeling the (economic) pressure heading into the holidays.” 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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INISHOWEN SPEED NETWORKING EVENT HAILED AS A MASSIVE SUCCESS

first_imgDozens of businesses from across Inishowen and further field packed into the recently opened Slieve Snacht Centre in Drumfries on Thursday night to participate in a speed networking event hosted by Buncrana Chamber of Commerce. In all, a diverse range of 34 different businesses were represented, and while ‘speed dating for business’ is hard work, the participants also found the event extremely enjoyable.The purpose of the event was to introduce the business owners present to potential new customers as well as new suppliers. Speaking after the event, Chamber of Commerce president Ryan Stewart praised the businesses who attended.Stewart told Donegal Daily, “For a solid two hours, there was real enthusiasm in the centre, and a constant rumble of voices pitching their businesses, making new connections, and creating new business relationships.“Some participants also travelled from much further afield also, which shows the quality that we have to offer in Inishowen.”At the event, local businesses were asked to take turns pitching their business for two minutes each, and see if they could find common ground upon which they could business in the future, then move along to the next person at the sound of a bell. Some sales were even conducted on the night, while for others, conversations and negotiations continued long after the final bell had sounded.“People are interested in events like this because trading locally is not just something that feel you have to do, it’s a culture, and events like this only encourage and maintain that culture.“Events like this are vital in continuing to improve the local business environment. It’s not just about sales either. Attendees varied from long established, well known businesses, to brand new start-ups.“Many offered advice to the new start-up ventures, as well as providing them with useful business contacts of their own. The event has had a direct benefit for all who attended,From speaking to the participants at the end, it is clear that new connections have been formed, products and services have been sold, business referrals have been passed, and eyes have been opened to the quality on our doorsteps.” “The Slieve Snacht Centre in Drumfries was a fantastic location also, and I’m delighted they were able to show the new centre in a great light to business owners across Donegal, and impress them with their brand new facilities, and they were extremely helpful in putting the event together.”Further business related events are being planned by the Chamber of Commerce throughout the year, and business owners across the peninsula are being encouraged to take part, with details to be released in the near future.To stay informed, or to join the Chamber of Commerce, please contact John Keyes on 074 9321720 or email commerce@buncrana.com Visit www.buncranachamber.net for more information or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/buncranachamberINISHOWEN SPEED NETWORKING EVENT HAILED AS A MASSIVE SUCCESS was last modified: March 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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DD BEAUTY AND FASHION: PATRICK GILDEA’S WEEKLY HAIR TIP

first_imgLeading hairdresser Patrick Gildea of The Centre of Excellence begins a weekly column for Donegal Daily today.Each week he will address a specific issue.Anybody with questions or would like a specific issue raised should email us at info@donegaldaily.com and we will pass your queries not Patrick. Would you like a little more understanding when your hairdresser mentions hair Colour names like Ombré, Balayage, Bronde and Highlights?  What is it? Is it for you? It can seem very confusing!“The Centre of Excellence” voted RSVP’s Best Salon in Ireland is here to give you a little insight to help you decide what’s for you.After reading this we promise you’ll know the difference between babylights, lowlights, Ombré and Balayage!Patrick Gildea’s ‘Centre of Excellence’Hair Colouring Techniques Tint & ColourA Tint & Colour is what you want to ask for if you want an all-over hue update. The hair is just one tone from all over. It’s also referred to as a base colour, roots, regrowth.  This is perfect for covering greys or just giving a simple beautiful tone.Easi-Meche/ Foil with ColourQuite simply Easi-Meche with colour is a base colour plus highlights. This two step hair colouring technique makes hair look more natural in the end.BabylightsBabylights are placed around your hairline and on your parting. They don’t go too deep within your hair; they are very subtle and delicate and are a great option for fine hair. The technique is all about taking really small sections- think traditional highlight sections and cut them in half! BrondeIs she blonde or brunette, neither she is Bronde! This colour process takes a woman with dark blonde or light brown hair and adds a layer of highlights. This beautiful colour is best achieved by having lots of your natural base colour showing through, it is also very low maintenance so it is perfect for those who are a little colour shy.BalayageOur Master Colour Experts meticulously paint every strand of hair to create a beautiful Balayage. In French, the word means sweeping. The hair is painted in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect for the perfect Balayage. LowlightsLowlights are the exact opposites of highlights. They are darker pieces of hair usually reserved for the layers underneath and around the neck. Lowlights are also perfect to visually separate your colour if your highlights have morphed into one solid colour over time.OmbréOmbré is the hair colour trend that will be around for a long time. Every summer women want sun-kissed colour that is dark at the roots and lighter on the tips because it is so low maintenance.  It’s like a beachy brunette, pretty and subtle and is ideal for all ages.Dip DyeDip dye is the most extreme form of Ombré. There is a clear demarcation where one colour ends and the other begins. This high fashion high-contrast technique is definitely for the bolder client, and it looks really gorgeous with rainbow shades.MarbleizingMarbleizing is a method of hair colour placement that melt colours together. It’s all about the proper placement of transitional tones and ribbons of hair colour so it looks beautiful. A redhead for example, may wear a mix of strawberry tones and lily blonde hues for a contrasting cool effect.  Marbleizing involves placing complementary or contrasting hues in such a way that they merge into each other, creating a beautiful end result.Check out some of our favourite celebs with beautiful hair colouring techniques at https://www.pinterest.com/PatrickGildea14/a-z-of-hair-colouring/DD BEAUTY AND FASHION: PATRICK GILDEA’S WEEKLY HAIR TIP was last modified: September 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalhair tipPatrick Gildealast_img read more

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