Month: December 2019

first_img 6 6 Brendan Rodgers’ record after seven games as Liverpool managerWon three, drew two, lost two, scored eight, conceded ninePremier League record: Drew one, lost two (won none)Cup record: Won three, drew one in the Europa League qualifiersBiggest achievement: A 2-2 draw against reigning champions Manchester City at AnfieldLow point: Losing 3-0 away to West Brom on the opening day of the Premier League seasonVerdict: Worse then Klopp Roy Hodgson’s record after seven games as Liverpool managerWon four, drew two, lost one, scored 10, conceded fivePremier League record: Won one, drew one, lost oneCup record: Won three and drew one in Europa League qualifiersBiggest achievement: Beating West Brom 1-0 at home in the Premier LeagueLow point: Losing 3-0 away to Manchester City in the Premier LeagueVerdict: Worse than Klopp, with Europa League wins against moderate opposition massaging Hodgson’s record Jurgen Klopp has overseen Liverpool’s first loss under his management.Seven games into the German’s tenure, the Reds were defeated 2-1 at home against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.A brilliant leader of Borussia Dortmund, Klopp’s CV of two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and Champions League final, has seen him feted by many Liverpool fans as the man to take the club forward.It’s still very early days in that regard, but with his first defeat on the board, we wanted to know how Klopp’s start compares to his most recent Anfield predecessors.Klopp’s record after seven games as Liverpool managerWon three, drawn three, lost one in all competitions, scored eight goals and conceded fivePremier League record: Won one, drawn two, lost oneCup record: Won one and drawn one in the Europa League, won one League Cup matchBiggest achievement: 3-1 away at ChelseaScroll down to see how Klopp’s record compares with Brendan Rodgers and the rest. Rafael Benitez’s record after seven games as Liverpool managerWon four, drew one, lost two, scored 10, conceded fourPremier League record: Won two, drew one, lost oneCup record: Won one and lost one Champions League qualifier, won one Champions League group gameBiggest achievement: Beating Monaco 2-0 at Anfield in the Champions LeagueLow point: Losing 1-0 at home to Grazer AK in a Champions League qualifierVerdict: Only just better than Klopp, albeit Benitez had a full pre-season to prepare his team Kenny Dalglish’s record after seven games as Liverpool manager (during his second spell in charge)Won four, drew one, lost two, scored 10, conceded fivePremier League record: Won four, drew one, lost oneCup record: Lost one FA Cup match (away to Manchester United, after taking over at short-notice from Roy Hodgson)Biggest achievement: Winning 1-0 at Chelsea in the Premier League (Fernando Torres’ first game after signing for the Blues from Liverpool)Low point: Losing 2-1 away to Blackpool in the Premier LeagueVerdict: Just edges Klopp, courtesy of his Premier League record Jurgen Klopp banners outside Anfield 6 6 6 And how these managers did in their next seven games with Liverpool…Brendan Rodgers: Won three, drew two, lost two (Beat Norwich 5-2 at Anfield, but lost 2-1 at home to Man United in the Premier League)Kenny Dalglish: Won two, drew three, lost two (Beat Man United 3-1 at Anfield in the league, but went out of the Europa League to Braga)Roy Hodgson: Won one, drew four, lost two (Beat Steaua Bucharest 4-1 in the Europa League, but lost on penalties at home to Northampton Town in the League Cup)Rafael Benitez: Won three, drew one, lost three (Beat Fulham 4-2 at Craven Cottage, but lost away to Chelsea and Man United in the Premier League)Can Klopp do any better?Here’s Liverpool’s next seven fixtures…Manchester City v Liverpool, Premier League (Saturday 21 November)Liverpool v Bordeaux, Europa League (Thursday 26 November)Liverpool v Swansea, Premier League (Sunday 29 November)Southampton v Liverpool, League Cup (Wednesday 2 December)Newcastle v Liverpool, Premier League (Sunday 6 December)Sion v Liverpool, Europa League (Thursday 10 December)Liverpool v West Brom, Premier League (Sunday 13 December) 6last_img read more

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first_imgDEBATE: Capital punishment foes hope slowdown for court case will spur opinion shift. By Mark Sherman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Stop executions for a while and perhaps they can be stopped forever. That calculation has been part of the strategy of capital punishment opponents for decades. No matter how the court rules, it appears there will be few, if any, prisoners executed before the court rules, probably by late June. “We’re probably looking at delaying executions, not preventing them,” said Ronald Tabak, a New York-based lawyer with the Skadden Arps firm who has represented death row inmates. Tabak said states with the death penalty now have a chance to review capital punishment procedures. The American Bar Association has for the past 10 years called for such a freeze and review. “The ABA’s position is unless you have fair practices, executions should not resume,” said Tabak, who has worked with the lawyers’ organization on this issue. But Douglas Berman, a sentencing expert at the Ohio State University law school, said the possibility exists for more dramatic action. “The abolitionists will say if we have no executions for six months to a year, and the universe is not imploding and murder rates are not going through the roof ? it becomes easier to say, `Why do we even need the death penalty, let’s just get rid of it,”‘ Berman said. “Texas and other high-execution states aren’t going to get there anytime soon, but the argument against capital punishment gets even more force in those states squeamish about the death penalty in the first instance,” Berman said. Nearly 1,100 people have been put to death since 1977 and more than 3,000 others are on death row.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Supreme Court-inspired slowdown in executions offers the first nationwide opportunity in 20-plus years to test whether the absence of regularly scheduled executions will lead some states to abandon the death penalty and change public attitudes about capital punishment. Recent decisions by judges and elected officials have made clear that most executions will not proceed until the Supreme Court rules in a challenge by two death row inmates to the lethal injection procedures used by Kentucky. The inmates say Kentucky’s method creates the risk of pain severe enough to be cruel and unusual punishment, banned by the Eighth Amendment. Similar procedures are used by Texas, the far-and-away leader in lethal injections, and the 16 other states that have executed prisoners in the past two years. It is clear the high court will not go so far as to outlaw the use of lethal injections. That issue is not even before the court in the Kentucky case. Rather, the justices could decide whether Kentucky’s procedures violate the Constitution and what standard the courts should use to evaluate the risk a prisoner will feel pain as he is put to death. last_img

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter told the committee, “I think you’re taking this a little too seriously,” she said. Democrats say he’ll get his $2,500 back. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Democrats squashed Stephen Colbert’s fanciful White House bid on Thursday. Colbert, who poses as a conservative talk-show host on the Comedy Central cable network, filed to get on the ballot as a Democratic candidate in his native South Carolina. His campaign paid a $2,500 filing fee just before the noon deadline, said state Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler. However, after about 40 minutes of discussion by top party officials, the executive council voted 13-3 to keep the host of “The Colbert Report” off the ballot. “He’s really trying to use South Carolina Democrats as suckers so he can further a comedy routine,” said member Waring Howe. last_img read more

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first_img Hibernian fans ran onto the pitch at the end of the game Rangers have hit out at the SFA, Hibernian and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon after the events which marred Saturday’s Scottish Cup final.The Ibrox club took a swipe at all three parties and called for a major probe into the scenes after the game, which Hibs won 3-2.Thousands of Hibs fans ran onto the pitch at the end of the game at Hampden Park and Rangers have alleged a number of players and backroom staff were assaulted during the scenes.In a statement Rangers said: “Rangers finds it incomprehensible that no one, either from within the Scottish FA or Hibernian Football Club, has condemned Hibernian’s supporters following the violent scenes at the end of yesterday’s Scottish Cup final when Rangers players and members of our backroom staff were physically and verbally assaulted.“We have not even had the courtesy of any contact whatsoever from Hibernian to ask after the wellbeing of those who were attacked by their club’s supporters.“There must be a full independent investigation into the shameful scenes at Hampden. Rangers is also at a complete loss to understand why certain individuals have hastily attempted to gloss over the appalling events which unfolded at the end of Saturday’s final.“It must also be said that it was not at all helpful to see leading members of the Scottish Government, including the First Minister whose parish is Govan, passing comment on social media without any attempt to condemn the behaviour of Hibernian’s fans.“These failures are unbecoming of our elected representatives.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgRoy Hodgson is confident his “very talented” England squad will flourish in France, despite being the youngest at Euro 2016.The Three Lions were the first side to qualify for the tournament, sealing their place with three matches to spare last September.Hodgson’s men ended qualification with a 100 per cent record and crossed the Channel in good spirits, having won hard-fought preparation matches against Turkey, Australia and Portugal.The squad arrived at their Chantilly training base on Monday afternoon and undertook a light training session, with preparations ramping up today ahead of Saturday’s Group B opener against Russia.“It’s what we’ve been looking forward to for such a long time,” England manager Hodgson said.“We qualified quite early so we’ve had our minds on this moment for a long time and it’s just great to be here.“I think it will be a very good tournament with a lot of good teams taking part.“We are relaxed and we think we are in decent form and just hoping we can show that on the field.“The message (to the players) is we have to show confidence in ourselves.“I would like the players to show as much confidence in themselves as we, the coaching staff, have in them, and we know we have a lot of very talented footballers.“The one thing we don’t have is a lot of experience but often the energy and enthusiasm the young players will show will make up for that.”England flew into Paris’ Le Bourget Airport from Luton on Monday, before making the 20-mile journey to their training base in Chantilly.Handshakes, horns and horses welcomed them at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume hotel, where the mayor presented Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney with commemorative medals – the Football Association reciprocated with an inscribed crystal vase.Gary Cahill, one of the most experienced members of the squad, described the mood as “nice and relaxed and calm” ahead of Group B getting under way against Russia in Marseille.“It’s a new experience for the guys who haven’t been in a tournament before, but one they should be looking forward to and I know they are,” the centre-back said upon landing in France.“The mood’s relaxed and ready to get down to business.“We’ve had some good training sessions and a good few weeks’ preparation. The lads are just excited to get started.” England players train ahead of Euro 2016 1last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “We made note of it, had some fun with it on the practice field (Monday night), kind of dedicated the night’s work to it, and Matt went on and lit it up and had a great practice and hit every ball he threw and did it with flair.” Leinart, the 2004 Heisman winner, and Bush, the winner this year, have been key members of a modern dynasty that has already won two national titles and has lost only once the past three years. If they can win what will most likely be the last college game for both of them, their Trojans will become the first team to win three straight Associated Press national titles in the 69-year history of the poll. Leinart is a senior. Bush is a junior but is debating whether to return to USC or declare for the NFL draft, where he would most likely be the No. 1 pick. “My place in history, I don’t really think about it a lot,” Leinart said. “Somewhere in the future, I will probably look back and maybe appreciate this more. I appreciate it now, but at the same time when you’re playing, you’re not thinking, I’m going to do this or do that.’ You’re out there playing. “The emotions are different this game. It’s my last game. I just want to soak it in and enjoy it and have a blast in my last college football game.” Game time is 5 p.m. “They’ve been through a lot,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “They’ve created a tremendous amount of momentum for us in the program over the years and they’ve been here with all of the winning. And Matt has been the leader of all of that. PASADENA – Matt Leinart will be history tomorrow. Reggie Bush could be, too. But the duo, who have helped resurrect the West Coast’s premier college football power, can make history of another sort tonight if they can lead No. 1 USC past No. 2 Texas in the 92nd Rose Bowl. center_img USC’s team already has been compared to the greatest of all time and could shoot up to the top of the list with a victory over Texas. It could come crashing down with a loss. The Longhorns spent the better part of the last month biting their tongues while members of the media and the public at-large held an early coronation for the 2005 Trojans. Texas watched USC battle legacy teams on ESPN’s SportsCenter, listened as pundits spoke in awe of the Trojans’ 34-game winning streak and read press clippings casually refering to the USC offense as the greatest in the history of the sport. Through it all, the Longhorns have been portrayed as nothing more than a the final footnote on USC’s historic run, an image they’re eager to destroy. “I really appreciate y’all,” Texas coach Mack Brown joked to the press. “You’ve been really good. I don’t need a pregame pep talk.” Texas has been on a storied run of its own the past 15 months. The Longhorns have won 19 straight games, including a 38-37 victory over Michigan in last year’s Rose Bowl that set the stage for the program’s first undefeated regular season since 1983. Quarterback Vince Young has run roughshod over nearly every opponent this year after gaining national prominence with a five-touchdown performance (four rushing, one passing) in last year’s Rose Bowl. The dual-threat quarterback, who has turned the Longhorns’ zone-read offense into his personal showcase, has Texas a win away from its first national championship since 1970. “Vince being so mobile makes it very tough,” USC defensive lineman Frostee Rucker said. “No one can ever simulate that … We don’t see that in the Pac-10.” Texas has the nation’s highest-scoring offense and a defense that has yielded the fourth-lowest point total this year. It also brings a cockiness matched only by the two-time defending champs. “If you’re in this game and you’re not confident, you’re in bad trouble because they’re the ones that scream,” Brown said. “People have talked about the SC team and their confidence and the Texas team. This isn’t a week for a weak guy. You better walk with a swagger and you better feel good about yourself.” USC’s swagger comes from its faith in a philosphy that has guided it to dominant victories in Bowl Championship Series games the past three seasons, including the BCS national championship game at last year’s Orange Bowl. Through Carroll’s preachings, the Trojans have dispatched Iowa, Michigan and Oklahoma in January bowls. If they can do the same to Texas, they will have a place in history all to themselves. “We’d be lying if we said we never looked at the opportunity or the big picture that we could win three straight national titles,” Trojans running back LenDale White said. “This might be the end of this generation of Trojans, but I think the dynasty continues. The guy over there, coach Carroll, he’s going to be hard to stop.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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first_imgJob Vacancy: A technology business in West Donegal is seeking a part-time credit controller. This role will initially be 15 hours per week but it is likely that the role will expand to assist the existing team with accounts and payroll duties as the company grows.The ideal candidate must: Have some experience in a credit control roleBe proficient in the use of accounting and payroll softwareCompany’s preference is that hours will be worked from Monday to Wednesday but some flexibility exists in relation to timing.To Apply: Please apply with CV by email to [email protected] before Friday November 9th.Job Vacancy: Credit Controller/Accounts Assistant required was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:accounts assistantCredit ControllerJob Vacancyoffice jobswest donegal jobslast_img read more

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first_imgMembers of Convoy ABC at their recent awards evening.Convoy Boxing Club has been a focal point for the local community for many years now.The club held its annual awards in St Mary’s Hall last week and the event was a huge sucess.Guest speaker on the night was renowned boxing stalwart Peter O’Donnell. Peter paid tribute to the dedication of the coaches, Dominic McCafferty, Joe Morris, Eddie McCafferty, Paul Crawford and Roger McElhinney and said the club is in good hands for the future.He also acknowledged the contribution to the club by members from the youngest novice to the more senior and in particular the clubs triple Irish Champion Bryan McNamee.Recipients of awards wereMost Improved – Ryan Ward Trainee of the Year – John ReidClub person of the year – Keenan GibsonBoxer of the year – Bryan McNameeConvoy ABC coaches Dominic and Eddie McCafferty with awards winners John Reid, Ryan Ward, Bryan McNamee and Keenan Gibson. CONVOY BOXING CLUB PUNCHING ABOVE ITS WEIGHT was last modified: October 21st, 2013 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:Convoy Boxing Clublast_img read more

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first_imgScientists have discovered an undersea deposit of frozen methane just off the Southern California coast, but whether it can be harnessed as a potential energy source is unknown. The size of the deposit is unknown but the researchers believe it to be substantial. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in tapping methane hydrates, ice-like crystals that form under seabeds and Arctic permafrost. Scientists estimate that the methane trapped in previously known frozen reservoirs around the globe could power the world for centuries. But finding the technology to mine such deposits has proved elusive. Methane hydrates, which resemble sugar crystals, form over hundreds of thousands of years when methane gas and water are at freezing temperatures and under intense pressure. The hydrates contain methane, the primary component of clean-burning natural gas, in a highly concentrated form. By some estimates, they contain twice was much carbon energy than all other fossil fuels combined. Although scientists say a new source of natural gas would provide a near-limitless energy source, some worry about the environmental effects of the gas. Gas hydrate deposits contain about three times the amount of methane currently in the atmosphere, and some scientists say an increase could lead to global warming and a significant change of the world’s climate.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The newly discovered deposit is at the summit of a mud volcano 15 miles off the Southern California coast. Scientists were plumbing the Pacific Ocean on an unrelated expedition when they accidentally came across the volcano, which sits on top of an active fault zone in the Santa Monica Basin. To scientists’ surprise, the ecosystem surrounding the methane hydrate site was unlike any of the vast hydrate deposits around the world. Scientists found seashells and clams with unique characteristics, suggesting the area experiences an extreme flux of methane – gas mixing with water, said Jim Hein, a marine geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. Hein said it would probably be difficult to mine the hydrate deposit as an energy source because of its proximity to shipping lanes and to major cities, including Los Angeles. The giant twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are nearby. The discovery was detailed in February’s issue of the journal Geology. last_img read more

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