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Man United, Man City and Real Madrid target tells Liverpool he wants to leave

first_img1 Liverpool star Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling will inform Liverpool this week that he wants to leave the club this summer.The 20-year-old, who has two years left on his current deal, has rejected an offer of around £100,000-a-week to stay at Anfield.Brendan Rodgers told talkSPORT on Friday he was confident the flyer would remain at the Merseyside club and talks would continue at the end of the season.But talkSPORT understands the youngster has told the Liverpool hierarchy he will not sign a new deal.Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and La Liga giants Real Madrid have all been linked with Sterling.last_img

VIDEO: Arsene Wenger struggles to put on his coat … again!

first_imgArsene Wenger is infamously poor at putting on big winter coats, consistently having problems with his zipper.However, against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night, he was struggling to even put it on, never mind zip it up.Watch the funny video above!last_img

Chatsworth Historical Society pioneer gets name on museum

first_imgCHATSWORTH – Virginia Watson helped bring the pioneers of Chatsworth home again. And in return for decades of work, Watson received what she called the best gift she could ever imagine on Sunday: Her name was emblazoned on a small, yet historically vibrant, museum she helped to establish. “I was terribly surprised,” the 86-year-old woman said after the ceremony. “It’s the greatest gift anyone could ever give to me.” Watson was honored during the annual Chatsworth Historical Society Pioneer Days, held on an acre stretch of land where the early-20th-century Hill-Palmer Homestead Cottage still stands inside Chatsworth Park. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe museum and preserved home are both part of the homestead, where paths meander past gardens and fruit trees. The one-room museum includes American Indian artifacts and photographs of families who settled in the area. Watson founded the Chatsworth Historical Society in 1963, and one of the group’s first major projects was to help save and move the original Chatsworth Community Church to the Oakwood Memorial Park where it still stands today. “There are still a bunch of us old-timers here who work and care for Chatsworth,” said Lillian Schepler, treasurer for the Chatsworth Historical Society. “We’ve had a wonderful life here,” she said. “Chatsworth has been so good to us.” Many who attended the event were unaware of Chatsworth’s early days, of those first families who settled on the land after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in 1862. The historic decree allowed any qualified citizen or intended citizen to acquire up to 160 acres of federal land in the West, free of charge. “I had seen these buildings before, but I had no idea what they were and what they meant,” said Elizabeth Puno, 55, of Reseda. Others said the event itself offered great history lessons. “I went panning for gold, I made butter, and I liked the bean bag race,” said Kristin Long, an 8-year-old Chatsworth resident. “And we learned to polish stones.” Her mother, Lisa Long, said they had come to the event at the last minute, but managed to experience more than they had expected. “It’s been a great outing,” Lisa Long said. “It’s a beautiful park and it’s been a wonderful day.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want 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

DDTV: Man dressed as priest gate-crashes Rose of Tralee

first_imgA man dressed as a priest interupted Lisa Reilly, the Cavan Rose, last night during her interview with Daithí Ó Sé at the Rose of Tralee Qualifier Night.The man shouted “Fathers for Justice” and unveiled a banner which read “in the name of the father”. RTÉ quickly cut to a break, but not before panning the camera over the audience, which shows mixed reactions. The man on the left looks like he’s holding in laughter, whereas the woman on the far left slowly face-palms.The man was later named as Matt O Connor, a representative of Fathers4Justice. Daithí labeled the interuption as “rude”, and it is thought that security will be tightened for the rest of the festival following this incident.  DDTV: Man dressed as priest gate-crashes Rose of Tralee was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cavan roseDaithi O SeDDTVlisa reillyRose of Traleelast_img read more

Fanad Coast Walk to take place on Saturday morning

first_imgThe very popular annual Fanad Coast Walk will take place this Saturday on the 1st of July.Organisers have been busy putting the final touches to the event which is a 25k coastal walk in picturesque Fanad.Proceeds from this year’s charity event will go to the RNLI and Donegal Community Counselling Service. Registration takes place at Stores Bar, Portsalon from 9am to 10am. Half distance registration is at the Lighthouse Tavern from 12 noon.Registration is €20 with family rates available. Check points on route and pull out points on route with transport back to Portsalon.Refreshments are served after walk. Please wear suitable clothing and bring a packed lunch and water.Don’t forget suntan lotion and camera to capture flowers and fauna, nesting birds, seals, dolphins and maybe whales or baskers. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs allowed.For further information contact Fin 0863826328 / Evelyn 0868062579 or check out Facebook, Fanad Coastal Walk.Fanad Coast Walk to take place on Saturday morning was last modified: June 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:fanad coast walklast_img read more

Newtowncunningham grandmother hoping for a spin of the wheel

first_imgA Donegal grandmother is the latest Donegal person to make an appearance on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One this Saturday.Mary Doran from Newtowncunningham in Donegal was watching Winning Streak last weekend with interest because of the recent luck of Donegal people making it on the show over the past couple of months.Last week alone there were two players from Donegal and another with an address in Donegal on the show. Mary also knew she had a scratch card sent into the National Lottery herself. When she heard her name come out, it was just her alone in the house with her grandson who she was minding. By the time the show was coming to a close the house was full of her family all keenly waiting for the full address to be shown at the end of the show to confirm that it was her that was going on the show.Mary’s eight adult children will be in the audience to cheer her on. They are Vanessa, Marian, Elizabeth, Gillian, Amanda, Anne Marie, Sandra and Steve. As well as their dad Stephen and seven of their 19 grandchildren, the entire family will be celebrating Mary’s Winning Streak appearance this weekend.Mary has been married to Stephen for the past 47 years, with their anniversary falling last week and Mary admitting that both of them forgot the day when it came around and only realised it when the kids wished them a happy anniversary!The Winning Streak National Lottery game show, co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, will be broadcast this Saturday evening at the earlier-than-usual time of 19:35 on RTÉ One. The show features games such as Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000. As ever one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000.  Throughout this series a €100,000 segment will be added to the iconic Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that was won in the previous show, improving players chances to win a massive prize.Winning Streak scratch cards are available in the 5,900 National Lottery retailers all over the country, where as well as the chance to appear on the Winning Streak TV game show if you get three stars, players will also be in with a chance to win some great cash prizes up to €5,000.The popular gameshow first appeared on our screens in September 1990 and since then a more than 6,000 people have taken part, winning in excess of €170 million in prizes. Winning Streak is the second longest running game show in Europe.Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on Winning Streak and all National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total more than €5.4 billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 31 years ago. In 2018 alone, the National Lottery raised over €227 million for such good causes.Newtowncunningham grandmother hoping for a spin of the wheel was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Red Bluff Joint Union High School District reveals settlement agreement in Title IX lawsuit

first_imgRed Bluff >> A lawsuit filed in March came to fruition Wednesday night when the Red Bluff Joint Union High School District and the plaintiffs publicly revealed the contents of a settlement agreement that was unanimously approved by the board Nov. 1. Board member Kathy Brandt recused herself during the ratification of the settlement as she’s done throughout the process. The plaintiffs were Jeramie Struthers, James Brandt, Hazel Brandt, Teresa Hill, Lesliann Jones and six female athletes …last_img

Archer, beach volleyballers shine

first_img20 August 2004Beach volleyballers Gershon Rorich and Colin Pocock flew the South African flag proudly at Athens when they edged Portugal’s Miguel Maia and Joao Brenha 22-20, 22-20. That victory, along with an early win over Greece’s Pavlos Beligratis and Athanasios Michalopoulos, guaranteed them a place in the last 16 – the first African beach volleyballers to achieve that honour.Although they acquitted themselves well, the women’s team of Leigh-Ann Naidoo and Julia Willand came away empty-handed, failing to win any of their three matches. In their last outing, against Italy’s Lucilla Perrotta and Daniela Gatelli, they fell 21-18, 21-14. Lewis lifts her gameWorld number 52, Kirsten Lewis, performed well above her ranking to reach the last 16 of the archery. She disposed of two high-ranked Indians along the way, beating Dola Banerjee 141-131 before edging Sumangala Sharma 157-153.In blustery conditions in the last sixteen, Lewis bowed out to China’s Ying He, who scored a comfortable 156-142 win.Rowing: bumpy advance to the finalRowers Donovan Cech and Ramon Di Clemente made it through to the final of the men’s pairs 1 500 metres, but it was a far tougher race than many had expected for the South Africans.It was tight for third place as the pair drove for the finish line. However, Canada cut across the South Africans, impeding their stroke, which caused them to break their rhythm and ultimately cross the finish line in fourth place.An appeal was immediately launched and upheld, promoting Cech and Di Clemente into the third place they needed to qualify for the final. Having overcome that hiccup, the South African pair believes they can challenge for a medal, and who is to doubt them? After all, since contesting the Olympic final in Sydney they have medaled at every World Championships since.Men’s hockey: gut-wrenching lossThe South African men’s hockey team, after conceding two goals to India in the final 90 seconds to lose 4-2, suffered further heartbreak against world number two the Netherlands.After building up a 2-0 lead, as they had done against India, Craig Jackson’s side conceded a controversial goal five minutes from halftime. Halfway through the second half the Dutch leveled.Then followed a hectic conclusion to the contest. With the game into its final minute, the Netherlands scored off a deflected shot, which South Africa hotly contested had come off a South African stick and should have been ruled a long corner and not a goal. Unfortunately for the SA men, the umpires failed to agree with them.However, the South Africans weren’t done yet. They roared back on to attack and forced a penalty corner. As they were preparing for the final fling the final hooter sounded.Four times the South Africans were awarded a penalty corner – the play has to be concluded by a goal or the defending team clearing the ball outside of the D – but despite huge pressure the Dutch finally managed to clear their lines and South Africa again suffered a tough loss at the death.Women’s hockey: disappointing runThe South African women’s hockey team continued its disappointing run with another defeat, this time going down to South Korea by three goals to nil. This followed losses of 6-2 to The Netherlands and 3-0 to Australia, leaving Susan Webber’s team anchored to the bottom of their pool.What was most disappointing about the team’s performance was that it looked totally out of sorts and lacked the cutting edge needed to produce goals. And the all-round performance was spotty and disjointed.Ros Howell’s charges had been expected to cause some problems for more highly regarded hockey playing nations in Athens, but they haven’t yet come close to doing that, as the scores show. Their results leading up to the Olympics had been good, so their showing so far has been a great let down.Swimming pool actionIn the swimming pool, a couple of men couldn’t match the feats of Roland Schoeman. His 100 metres freestyle relay teammate, Darian Townsend, managed only seventh in his heat in the 200 individual medley, while Eugene Botes had to settle for seventh in his heat of the 100 metres butterfly.In the men’s medley relay, South Africa managed only eighth in their heat and failed to progress any further.Another of Schoeman’s relay partners, Lyndon Ferns, made the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle, but failed to advance to the final, although he did edge out 100m freestyle champion Pieter van den Hoogenband in the race.Blanckenberg improvingOut on the Mediterranean Sea, laser class sailor Gareth Blanckenberg has been improving as the racing continues. In his most recent outings, in race seven and eight, he finished tenth and then sixth, leaving him sixteenth overall with three races remaining.Shot put disappointmentIn a slow start to the athletics competition, South Africa’s Burger Lambrechts and Janus Robberts failed to come up to scratch, throwing 18.67 metres and 19.41 metres respectively.It was a big let-down for Robberts, because he had regularly challenged the 21-metre mark in the run-up to the Olympics, and bettered it too on a number of occasions. Unfortunately, he seemed to freeze up on the big stage and threw only one legal throw.last_img read more

Mending inequality one book at a time

first_imgThe Intsomi Project brings literacy education into the home by making books and other useful resources available to workers at Rhodes University and their children.The Intsomi Project brings families and communities together through reading. (Image: Brand South Africa)Hunter Nestadt“Since joining the Intsomi Project in 2015, I have discovered the joy of reading with my child. My daughter and I have so much fun reading together. When you find a story you enjoy together, it’s like magic. My little girl now insists on a bedtime story every night,” said Lush Mhleli, one of the first participants in the Intsomi Project.Forming an integral part of the Vice Chancellors Education Initiative, the Intsomi Project founded at Rhodes University has already had a profound impact on the lives of many families.It was originally aimed towards the workers of Rhodes and their children but due to its success, it has spread to the greater community. By showing how important Home Literacy Programmes (HLPs) can be in a child’s education, the Intsomi Project brings education into the home, in a fun and interactive way.Intsomi parents express great pleasure at the positive outcomes of the Intsomi Project. (Image: Intsomi Parents Grahamstown, Facebook)The isiXhosa word, intsomi directly translates to “traditional story”, which is an appropriate name as the project focusses on the importance of reading in a child’s education.By allocating children books according to their age groups, the programme is made personal to each participant, which makes a positive result more likely.Split into three different packs that are collected from the Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE) offices on a weekly basis, the books vary considerably as the student progresses through the programme. Books are written in English and isiXhosa.A pink shweshwe bag is given to children between the ages of zero and five. This contains six books. Between the ages of six and nine, children are given a blue bag containing six slightly more complex books. The final stage is aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 13, where the content’s complexity increases.Radio packages contribute to the Intsomi Project spreading further than just the workers at Rhodes University and into the greater community. (Image: Intsomi Parents Grahamstown, Facebook)Due the enthusiasm of the participants and a small group of Rhodes students, Intsomi has spread further than what was previously expected. Radio and television coverage have made the material widely accessible to the greater Grahamstown community.Another participant, Siphokazi Yako, said: “The children in my home love the books I bring home to read. It’s a great way of spending time together and they all join in now, even the ones that were shy in the beginning. It is also helping them with their language skills at school where they have to learn in English.”It is in projects like Intsomi that we find hope for a future where there is equal access to education for all in South Africa.Source: Grocott’s MailWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Is BlackBerry going all-in on driverless car tech?

first_imgIn an effort to secure a future for the company, BlackBerry announced on Monday that it will open an autonomous driving research center in Canada.The QNX team, responsible for infotainment and telematics systems, will run the autonomous center from its Ottawa facility. In the announcement, it said it will embed software into sensors, cameras, and other self-driving car components.See Also: Apple self-driving effort shifts from hardware to software“What QNX is doing is providing the infrastructure that allows [customers] to build higher-level algorithms and to also acquire data from the sensors in a reliable manner,” said Sebastian Fischmeister, an associate professor and employee at QNX, to Reuters.BlackBerry does not want to work on artificial intelligence and other highly complex problems in the self-driving industry, at least not yet. Instead, it will work as a “sidekick”, according to Reuters, to automakers and tech firms.QNX already popular in connected carsQNX is already a popular operating system in the automotive world, so bringing its services to the self-driving market is not a massive change in operations. BlackBerry recently partnered with Ford to become its primary software supplier for future cars.That said, it does show that BlackBerry is willing to invest its capital into software and services, rather than hardware, where it has been lowering operational budgets and cutting staff.BlackBerry does suffer from a lack of capital and lacks a cash cow, like Intel’s processors or Google’s search engine, so it may not be able to spend billions on research and development. It may also be forced to sell its self-driving software and services at a cost, or at least with a license fee, instead of bundling them for free with hardware. Tags:#autonomous cars#BlackBerry#driverless cars#mobile#QNX#Self-Driving David Curry Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Related Posts IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more