Month: December 2019

Bayern striker reveals Chelsea, Man City and United target is heading to the PL

first_img1 Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski believes outgoing manager Pep Guardiola will improve any team he chooses to take over in the Barclays Premier League.Last month the Spaniard confirmed he would be standing down as head coach at the end of the campaign after three successful years in the Bundesliga, suggesting that he would pursue a career in England.Manchester City are thought to be leading the chase for his services, while Chelsea and Manchester United have also been linked with the Catalan.And Lewandowski thinks Guardiola has already made up his mind and backed the 45-year-old to succeed in England’s top flight.“I know Pep can improve a team in England,” the Poland international told the Mail on Sunday. “I think he knows where he’s going and he knows what he needs to do with the team he’s going to, so that they play much better.“He will focus on technique and perhaps more possession than is the norm in England. But Pep knows the Premier League is different from the Spanish league or the Bundesliga. I’m sure he can do something new in terms of tactics and technique.”Guardiola took over from Jupp Heynckes in the summer of 2013 on a three-year contract and has won back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Bayern, as well as the DFB-Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.That haul is looks certain to be added to this season, complementing an impressive trophy collection that includes, among others, two Champions League and three Primera Division titles from his time at Barcelona.Lewandowski, who was a key cog in last season’s Bundesliga triumph, has already scored 17 goals in the league this term and is desperate to finish the campaign off in style.“The first time I heard Pep’s decision I thought it was a shame,” added Lewandowski. “But after that, I knew I’d to come here to train and play and I’m sure we’ll carry on in the same direction with Pep right to the end of the season.“It’s important for me to have a good second half of the season. And if we do win something then we will celebrate with Pep.“Pep thinks about football 24 hours a day. He covers every angle to the smallest detail and he always demands 100 per cent in training and in games.” Bayern Munic striker Robert Lewandowski and manager Pep Guardiola last_img read more

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United now the second best team in Manchester? Funniest reaction to appointment of Guardiola

first_imgSo Man City ended up ‘winning transfer deadline day.’That’s the view of some football fans after the club announced their new manager will be Pep Guardiola.The current Bayern boss will leave his role in Germany at the end of the season and take over from Manuel Pellegrini, who is stepping aside.And when the news broke, there was some interesting reaction, which you can see below.Follow all the latest news on transfer deadline day right here on the talkSPORT live blog. Pep Guardiola will be the new Man City manager – funniest reaction here 1last_img read more

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George Shaw’s brilliant reaction to Everton Goal of the Month win (video)

first_img George Shaw, who has cerebral palsy, won Everton’s Goal of the Month 1 Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) “I thought @RBarkley20 would win!” 9 y/o George Shaw reacts to topping our January Goal of the Month poll. #EFC— Everton (@Everton) February 10, 2016 A nine-year-old Everton fan has beaten off the likes of Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas to win the club’s Goal of the Month award for January.George Shaw, who suffers from cerebral palsy, scored in front of the Gwladys Street during half-time of the game against Swansea where he was a guest of Gerard Deulofeu’s.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = “//”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));center_img Everton Topics .Website Builders | Yahoo! SearchDon’t Know To Code? Fret Not. See Search Results For Top Website Builders Online.Website Builders | Yahoo! SearchSponsoredSponsoredUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Links.Cars8 Incredible New 2020 Cars Under 20K! Search For Luxury CarsCarsUndoCar Donating | Search AdsThinking Of Donating Your Old Car? See Search Results For Best Car Donation Charity.Car Donating | Search AdsUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Links.Macy'sCheck Out These Macy’s Deals for SundayMacy’sUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo.Auto Enthusiast | Search Ads8 Cars So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They Cost Under $20kAuto Enthusiast | Search AdsSponsoredSponsoredUndoWhy Manchester United coach called Danny Welbeck a ‘s***bag’ before his move to ArsenaltalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksWhy Pogba did not play for Man United vs Burnley and when McTominay is expected backtalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksAnthony Joshua reveals how many fights he has left before retirementtalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Links.Las Vegas Hotels | Search AdsLast-Minute Trip To Vegas? Search Best Deals For Hotels Las Vegas 2019.Las Vegas Hotels | Search AdsUndoCruisesYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury CruisesCruisesUndoMartial’s wife hits out at former Man United boss Mourinho with public digtalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Links.Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementsHow To Properly Empty Your Bowels Every Morning – Top Surgeon Explains HowGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementsSponsoredSponsoredUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Links.Women's Health for Tobacco Free CADangers of Secondhand Vape From E-cigarettesWomen’s Health for Tobacco Free CAUndoMy DeejoThis New Pocket Knife Will Leave You Speechless !My DeejoUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Links.Dr. Marty's Freeze-Dried RAW Dog Food, Nature’s BlendNever Give Any of These 3 Ingredients to Your DogDr. Marty’s Freeze-Dried RAW Dog Food, Nature’s BlendUndoTruthFinderLocate Anyone By Entering Their Name (This is addicting!)TruthFinderUndo.Auto Enthusiast | Search AdsShut the Front Door! These Luxury Vehicles Cost Under $50k!Auto Enthusiast | Search AdsSponsoredSponsoredUndoWhat Ronaldo told Lukaku about Serie A before Inter switchtalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksArsenal news live: Gunners urged to sell Aubameyang, Xhaka latest, Chelsea build-uptalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksWhy Arturo Vidal is ‘suing’ his own club BarcelonatalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Links.Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementDo This If Your Dog Scoots Across The FloorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopdust for South Beach Diet”I’m Never Going Back” – We Tried The South Beach DietPopdust for South Beach DietUndoMan United suffer blow in Haaland pursuit, Ancelotti wants Napoli star, and moretalkSPORTUndoSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted Linkslast_img read more

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Bio research complex proposed for harbor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We have an idea, and now we need to see if we can move this as a real concept.” SCMI – a consortium comprised of the University of Southern California, Occidental College and 10 California State University campuses – has studied marine biology at the Port of Los Angeles for about 50 years. However, the agency has outgrown the 11,000-square-foot Terminal Island space that it’s occupied for 25 years. “Simply getting a new facility at this point isn’t enough,” said Anthony Michaels, president of SCMI’s board of directors. “We need to think more boldly about what we can do with this opportunity and make sure it complements efforts to make this world a better place.” Michaels said he hopes to explore a variety of topics, such as global warming, pollution, biotechnology and how large cities with busy ports – such as Los Angeles – affect marine life. SAN PEDRO – A marine biology research complex may be built as part of an effort to revitalize the Harbor Area’s economic and education base, according to a plan by Los Angeles port officials. The proposed 28-acre oceanfront laboratory at City Dock No. 1 would serve as a new home to the Southern California Marine Institute, which would likely share the space with government researchers, marine-related businesses or environmental groups, said port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz. Costs, construction timelines and potential tenants are being worked out as part of an ongoing “visioning process” funded by a $50,000 matching-fund grant from the Annenberg Foundation, Knatz said. “I’m like a clam at high tide, I’m so excited about it,” said Knatz, who formally announce her vision late Wednesday during the Los Angeles Harbor Commission meeting. On a local scale, Knatz said she would like to see the facility grow into a learning center for residents and students. “The more we brainstorm, the bigger this gets,” Knatz said. The research facility would be built on land once occupied by Westway as part of a larger effort to revive San Pedro’s waterfront with commercial and recreational space. Storage tanks on the Westway property would be dismantled and cleanup is expected to begin in about 18 months as part of a settlement the company reached last month with the city. “With the Westways agreement in place and the fact we now have the space on City Dock 1 available, we figured it was a logical place for the institute,” Knatz said. “It’s an ideal site with great views and plenty of space that’s accessible to the community.” Knatz, SCMI officials and executives with the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce have been crafting the concept for several months with the hope of turning the idea into a “premier laboratory where the rest of the world comes for research,” said Camilla Townsend, chamber president and a former harbor commissioner. “It’s so appropriate for the largest port in North America to have a renowned marine research facility connected to it,” Townsend said. “It’s also an opportunity to bring sustainable jobs and a new work force to our community.” Advocates hope the research complex will reinvigorate economic growth in the Harbor Area by bringing back jobs that were lost when the fishing, canning and ship-building industries left the port during the 1970s. The loss of local jobs prompted local officials to rethink the future of San Pedro, according to Herb Zimmer of the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. “We want to bring in the creative, innovative jobs because the manufacturing jobs are long gone and don’t have a future here,” Zimmer said. “After all this time, we’ve been floundering around trying to find a new identity for the port – and here it is.” [email protected] 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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first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher MEP is pictured with the EU Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin AlmuniaIreland North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has reacted to the decision by the European Commission to publish new guidelines on how EU Member States can grant investment aid to companies in order to support economic development in peripheral regions across the EU including Donegal.The new guidelines were published this week following a decision by the College of EU Commissioners.Pat the Cope described the new guidelines as “a vast improvement on the original proposal put forward by the Commission”. The Donegal MEP stated that “there was great concern, within the Irish Government and the various State agencies responsible for attracting new investment into Ireland including Údarás na Gaeltachta and the BMW Regional Assembly, when the Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia first published his draft document. As a result, I requested an urgent meeting with the Commissioner in March to discuss his ideas.”“He originally wanted to prohibit aid to large companies in so called “c” regions which would have essentially prevented the Irish Government from providing incentives to companies interested in setting up new businesses throughout Ireland. This would have serious consequences for Ireland as often new facilities or plants established would be part of a larger international company with more than 250 people employed.“This situation was untenable due to the current economic climate and I was also familiar with several Irish based companies which may not have established bases without the help of investment aid. Furthermore, investment aid is still very much needed in Ireland to address deep rooted regional problems such as geographical remoteness, poor connectivity and infrastructure.Mr. Gallagher stated today that “the final proposal represents significant progress from the initial proposal by the Commission to restrict aid to large enterprises across “c” regions. The compromise agreed by the Commission will allow Member States to provide investment aid to large enterprises for new economic activities and diversification of existing enterprises into new products or new process innovation.” Mr. Gallagher concluded: “I would also like to pay tribute to the Irish Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn for her efforts to ensure the continuation of investment aid for companies in Ireland.” PAT THE COPE WELCOMES EC APPROVAL FOR GRANTS TO DONEGAL COMPANIES was last modified: June 21st, 2013 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:PAT THE COPE WELCOMES EC APPROVAL FOR GRANTS TO DONEGAL COMPANIESlast_img read more


Sunderland blow! Roma legend tells club NOT to sell Edin Dzeko to Black Cats

first_img1 Roma should avoid selling Edin Dzeko to Sunderland, according to club legend Sebastiano Nela.The former Manchester City forward managed to find the net just ten times in his first season for Roma, sparking rumours over his future in the Italian capital.Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is keen on luring Dzeko to the Stadium of Light to partner Jermain Defoe next season and contact between the two clubs has reportedly been made.But ex-Roma full-back Nela, who made over 250 appearances for the club, has urged manager Luciano Spalletti to persist with the Bosnian.He told Tutto Mercato: “I think Spalletti is the man to give him a second chance.“Historically it is always a struggle in the first year and in the season just ended he suffered a bit in his relationship with [Francesco] Totti.“To fumble with him is the wrong move, indeed, because to find a player of that level is really complicated.” Former Man City striker Edin Dzeko scored ten goals for Roma last season last_img read more

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‘The ideal signing to lift Man United back to where they belong – top spot’

first_imgThe Old Lady will be keen to retain the services of her prized asset, but with a host of teams across the continent showing their interest, it will become increasingly difficult to hold onto the 23-year-old this summer. Those close to United can already testify to his ability as Pogba came through the ranks before departing to Juventus in 2012. They will have been watching his development with their head in the hands having witnessed the youngster go from strength to strength in the years following his exit. Football stats experts assess what could be the biggest transfer of the summer…On July 5, Jose Mourinho re-announced himself to the Premier League with his first press conference as Manchester United manager. The Portuguese was brought in as Louis van Gaal’s replacement and he quickly went about his business in front of the assembled media, dropping soundbite after soundbite for the press. There was one snippet that will have had Red Devils supporters salivating, though. With regards to the club’s summer transfer targets, he said: “From these targets we have three, until we have the fourth we are working hard on that.” With Ibrahimovic acquired and Mkhitaryan expected to follow suit, United boast the offensive options required to hurt any team. With Pogba operating in a deeper role, the duo would thrive in the final third. An average of 1.5 key passes per game was one of the better returns in Italy’s top tier last term, while no player registered more Serie A assists than Pogba (12). He would be able to at least match that return in the Premier League given the offensive personnel that would operate ahead of him for United. Scoring also comes as no problem to Pogba, particularly if he is able to break forward as he so regularly does for Juventus. Once he gains a head of steam, he’s immensely difficult to stop and if the opportunity presents itself, chances are the France international will try his luck at goal, particularly from distance. Only Napoli pair Gonzalo Higuain (5.2) and Lorenzo Insigne (3.6) had more shots per Serie A game last term than Pogba (3.5), a figure that was again more than any United player. However, he could be about to go full circle if reports are to be believed and it goes without saying that Pogba would provide the necessary drive from midfield that United currently lack. Indeed, only Franco Vazquez (3.5) and Bruno Peres (3.1) completed more successful dribbles per game than Pogba (2.9) in Serie A last season, reinforcing his statistically calculated strength of ‘dribbling’.  Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have already been confirmed, while the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan is widely expected this week. The fourth player, though, remains to be seen. Reports this week strongly suggest Paul Pogba is on the verge of a sensational return to Old Trafford. The France international, who gained a better rating (7.81) than any other player in Serie A last season, has been strongly linked with a move away from Juventus for the best part of 12 months now.center_img 1 Seven goals from outside the box in the last two Serie A seasons was second only to Miralem Pjanic (8) in that period. When taking into account United scored just 12 goals from outside the penalty area in the same period a direct threat from deep is somewhat essential. All in all, Pogba is considered the ideal midfield player required to help United back to the summit of England’s top tier.  A world record £100m bid is supposedly in the pipeline, but United have to spend big in order to re-establish themselves as the Premier League’s best side and the capture of Pogba would go a long way to ensuring they find themselves back atop England’s top tier for the foreseeable future.For more stats on Paul Pogba, click here to view his player page Comparatively, that was more than any other player for Manchester United in the Premier League last season, though that in part was due to Louis van Gaal’s possession focused demands, thus limiting the creative personnel in the squad. With Mourinho at the helm, the players should be freed from the regimented approach that made United so monotonous to watch in the last two seasons. As such, a player of Pogba’s ilk would greatly improve United’s chances of rediscovering their best form.last_img read more

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Rock pioneer Ike Turner dies, leaving a clouded legacy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champTina Turner declined to comment on her ex-husband’s death. “Tina is aware that Ike passed away earlier today. She has not had any contact with him in 35 years. No further comment will be made,” said her spokeswoman, Michele Schweitzer. In a 2001 interview with The Associated Press, Turner denied his ex-wife’s claims of abuse and expressed frustration that he had been demonized in the media while his historic role in rock’s beginnings had been ignored. “You can go ask Snoop Dogg or Eminem, you can ask the Rolling Stones or (Eric) Clapton, or you can ask anybody – anybody, they all know my contribution to music, but it hasn’t been in print about what I’ve done or what I’ve contributed until now,” he said. Turner, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is credited by many rock historians with making the first rock ‘n’ roll record, “Rocket 88,” in 1951. Produced by the legendary Sam Phillips, it was groundbreaking for its use of distorted electric guitar. But as would be the case for most of his career, Turner, a prolific session guitarist and piano player, was not the star on the record – it was recorded with Turner’s band but credited to singer Jackie Brenston. SAN DIEGO – Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock’s critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76. Turner died at his San Marcos home in northern San Diego County, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner’s career. There was no immediate word on the cause of death, which was first reported by celebrity Web site Turner managed to rehabilitate his image somewhat in later years, touring around the globe with his band the Kings of Rhythm and drawing critical acclaim for his work. He won a Grammy in 2007 in the traditional blues album category for “Risin’ With the Blues.” But his image is forever identified as the drug-addicted, wife-abusing husband of Tina Turner. He was hauntingly portrayed by Laurence Fishburne in the movie “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” based on Tina Turner’s autobiography. 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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