Month: December 2019

  • France 19-16 Scotland: Les Bleus edge final World Cup warm-up clash

    first_imgA scrappy Scotland side were denied a snatch-and-grab win in Paris after France stormed back to claim a 19-16 win in both side’s final match before the World Cup.Vern Cotter’s men where erratic at the vital moments for most of the opening hour but a moment of class from skipper Greig Laidlaw set up Tommy Seymour to score.However, the Scots could not claim their first win at the Stade de France since 1999, as Philippe Saint-Andre’s team finally breached the visitors’ solid defence with Noa Nakaitaci’s late touchdown.Scotland started 2015 with six straight defeats, but after finally injecting some much-needed momentum into their tournament preparations with back-to-back wins over Italy, they were keen to keep the feel-good factor rolling against Les Bleus.However, a head knock to prop Al Dickinson forced the visitors into an early rethink as Gordon Reid was thrown on after just six minutes.Three kicks from skipper Laidlaw edged out two from Frederic Michalak to give the Scots a 9-6 half-time lead.But the away side could not keep their discipline as the second half got under way and Michalak once again tied things up with another penalty and the hosts took the lead for the first time when long-range specialist Scott Spedding squeezed a penalty over from inside his own half.However, Laidlaw then came up with a stunning sucker punch as the Scots stormed back in front after 62 minutes.Spotting a gaping hole on the left-hand side of the Les Bleus defence, the scrum-half fired a perfect kick over the top and watched with joy as Tommy Seymour beat Spedding to the ball after using his soccer skills to good effect as he dribbled round the full-back’s tackle, leaving him to jog in for the score. Laidlaw added the extras.But the French were in no mood to lie down and poured forward. The pressure was too much for David Denton, who left Scotland a man down for the final ten minutes when he was sin-binned for a cynical foul on Bastareaud.And with the extra man, Saint-Andre’s men could not be stopped as Noa Nakaitaci combined passes with Remi Tales before storming over for the winner, converted by substitute Morgan Parra. Noa Nakaitaci’s late try sealed victory for France against Scotland 1last_img read more

  • Coral Daily Download – Klopp or flop: Can German end Liverpool’s wait for a Premier League title?

    first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman joins Alan Brazil and Dominic Cork in looking ahead to Jurgen Klopp’s first outing at Liverpool manager this weekend and wonder – could the German coach have an instant impact at Anfield?He’s in for a tough test with his first three games coming away to Tottenham, home against Southampton and then away at defending champions Chelsea, with Klopp 9/4 to be unbeaten in those games, 2/1 not to win any, 20/1 to win all three and also 20/1 to lose all three.Continuing Coral’s ‘Klopp Special’, they are offering 25/1 for Liverpool to be unbeaten in the Premier League by Christmas, and after the German told press he expects to win the league within four years, they are 8/1 to end their wait for the crown by the end of the 2019/20 season.There are also the latest odds for Sam Allardyce’s start at Sunderland, with the boss 11/4 to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

  • ‘To be fair, he’d boss it in the Championship!’ Reaction as Lacazette is linked with £18m move to St James’ Park

    first_img1 Newcastle United are again struggling in the bottom three of the Premier League, and could look to strengthen in the January transfer window to bolster their hopes of avoiding relegation.But the club’s latest target has caused quite a stir. According to reports, the Magpies are looking to break their transfer record by launching an £18m bid for Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette – previously on the radar of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.So, what do fans think of this shock rumour?Find out by reading below… Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette last_img read more

  • Troy Deeney ‘annoyed’ he couldn’t do more to impress England boss Roy Hodgson

    first_imgEuro 2016 hopeful Troy Deeney has told talkSPORT he was annoyed he couldn’t do more to impress England manager Roy Hodgson during Watford’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth at the weekend – revealing he wasn’t even playing up front!The Hornets captain has been tipped as an England contender thanks to his fine form for Watford. He scored 21 goals last season to fire the club to the Premier League, and has nine so far in his maiden top flight campaign.Three Lions boss Hodgson was in the stands at Vicarage Road on Saturday, reportedly with his eye on the 27-year-old striker, but Deeney drew a blank as the sides played out an entertaining goalless stalemate.But the Hornets skipper revealed he wasn’t aware of Hodgson’s presence at the game and believes his chances of making the cut are slim.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Deeney said: “I actually wasn’t told he was at the game until yesterday, and we played a different formation where I played in more of a midfielder role.“I was a bit annoyed to be honest! It was my chance to show him what I can do, but I was playing right midfield. It’s just one of those things.“My expectations [of making the Euro squad] are quite low at the moment. Sturridge is back, Welbeck is back, Rooney’s going to go and then you’ve got Kane and Vardy. I just think the typical lads will go, and I don’t mean that in a bad way.“The only thing I can do is to keep performing the way I have all season.“But I am different to all of those players. I have different qualifies and I’d like to think that if Hodgson is looking for another option, we’ve had Andy Carroll and Rickie Lambert in past squads, I can definitely fill that.”last_img read more

  • Malibu schools remain closed because of fires

    first_imgMALIBU – All public schools remained closed today in Malibu as firefighters worked to contain a 3,800-acre fire that damaged or destroyed some two dozen homes and businesses and prompted hundreds of evacuations. A community meeting was planned for 7 tonight at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive, at which officials will brief residents on evacuations and road closures, the city of Malibu reported. Another community meeting is planned for to start at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Agoura/Calabasas community center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Further fire-related information is available online at www.malibu- The so-called Canyon Fire, which began about 4:50 a.m. Sunday, may have been sparked by power lines felled by strong Santa Ana winds, authorities said. Gusts to 60 mph pushed the flames into canyons dotted with multimillion-dollar homes. American Red Cross shelters remained open at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave.; and at Pacific Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., and at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive. PCH remained closed between Topanga Canyon and Kanan Dume. Malibu Canyon and Topanga Canyon roads were closed between PCH and Mulholland Highway.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.Three people suffered minor injuries, the county fire department reported. About 1,500 people were evacuated Sunday as the flames tore through brush and began jumping from rooftop to rooftop. Malibu Presbyterian Church was among the buildings destroyed. Among the homes destroyed was the Kashan Castle, also known as Hodge Castle, a 10,500- square-foot hilltop landmark built in 1978. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who declared a regional state of emergency because of the wildfires burning around the Southland, toured the area yesterday, and said significant progress had been made. He also said the firefight was smoother than the effort in 2003, when a fierce fire tore through more than 17,000 acres in Malibu, destroying more than 300 homes. Classes were canceled today at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus. City Hall was closed yesterday, and remained closed today to the public. However, city staff will be on hand to respond to urgent matters, the city reported. last_img read more


    first_imgTHREE STATE organisations are set to examine ‘every detail’ of an investment scam – including those who ran it and all those who put cash into it, we have learned this evening.Last week revealed how the Garda Fraud Squad had raided several premises in Donegal as part of a probe into what they believe was an investment scam – a Ponzi scheme were scamsters pocket most of the cash. This afternoon we were told that three different agencies plan to probe ‘every single aspect’ of the scheme.Gardai, the Criminal Assets Burean and the Revenue investigators want to know where vast sums of cash came from to invest in the scheme in the first place.Then they want to know what the foreign national behind the scam did with the cash.It is a complicated international web of deceit; linked to eastern European mafia figures and scams in the North, England, France and Germany. One frightened source told us today: “Anyone who touched this scheme as a salesperson or as a so-called investor could be in trouble. There are a lot of frightened people in the county tonight.”One of those we spoke to earlier today just wants to get his money back. He has invested a large five figure sum in the scheme and has revealed that a promised refund due yesterday was not forthcoming.And that is the fourth time the scheduled re-payment has been postponed.“I’m at my wits end,” admitted the Donegal man.“This is all the money I have in the world and if I don’t get it back, I am ruined. I was supposed to get the money back on four different occasions and they (those running the scheme) keep postponing.“I don’t even want a return on the cash; I just want my money back. “It all looked so professional. I was given a receipt and had a photocopy of the cheque stapled to that.” understands that one investor is waiting for more than €1M. He is also still waiting.The latest revelations relate to an exclusive investigation into a mult-million euro scam headed by a convicted criminal and sold on to dozens of people throughout the county and in the North by a number of well-known Donegal people who may not have known they were being conned.Investors were asked to put money into a scheme which has now been exposed as a so-called Ponzi scam. Investors at the bottom rarely get their money back, although in this case one of the sales people has told one of our contacts that everyone will get their cash. One businessman said he also advised several friends to get out of the scheme after he checked a legitimate business that did invest in buying and selling liquidated stock and companies.It is similar to a scheme run by notorious American Bernard Madoff who stole billions of dollars from investors. His son committed suicide last weekend.Yesterday another Donegal businessman offered a chance to join the get-rich-quick scheme revealed that he had turned it down because he said ‘it was too good to be true’.The businessman from the south of the county has told that he also advised other clients that the scheme was a scam – there were no proper documents and it was not regulated by the financial authorities.A Revenue source told us: “We believe a lot of this money that was invested wasn’t clean money and hadn’t even been declared before it was invested. There are a number of major investigations.“Frankly some of this money appears to have come out of nowhere and there are some cases which will end up with the Criminal Assets Bureau.”The so-called Ponzi Scheme is a fraudulent operation that paid returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned.The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.The Donegal scheme involved the scamsters telling investors that they could get between 10% and 40% on their cash investments in just TWO MONTHS.The elaborate ‘get rich quick’ con involved false claims that people were investing in a company approved by Lloyds of London and Deloittes which bought liquidated stock, which was then sold at huge profit. Neither company was actually involved.One investor was told that the company had bought four luxury Bentley cars for just €10k each and re-sold them to wealthy Arabs for ten times that figure. No such transactions ever took place. The cars didn’t exist.Another investor told us that he was told the money was used to buy cheap airline tickets in bulk which were then sold off at huge profit.Anyone with information that can help detectives is asked to call the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation on Dublin 01 666 3766.* YOU CAN SEND US INFORMATION ON THE SCAM IN CONFIDENCE TO [email protected] WE NEVER REVEAL OUR SOURCES.GARDAI, REVENUE AND CAB ON TRAIL OF €10MILLION DONEGAL SCHEME INVESTMENTS was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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


    first_imgBUSINESS: Award-winning Tobin’s Topaz/Spar Service Station would like to wish all its loyal customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. Tobin’s has enjoyed an incredible year scooping two prestigious industry awards.Tobin’s won the National Overall Q Mark Award for Hygiene and Food Safety. Then just last week, it was named the National Convenience Store Winner for 2015.Owner of Tobin’s Service Station, Eddie Tobin, told Donegal Daily, “We would like to wish all our customers a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.“We value and appreciate your custom throughout the year.”TOBIN’S SERVICE STATION WISH ALL CUSTOMERS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 8th, 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:CHristmascustomersSparTobin’s Service StationTopazlast_img read more

  • Mourinho is a FANTASTIC manager who will adapt to Man U – Ancelotti EXCLUSIVE

    first_imgCarlo Ancelotti says Jose Mourinho will adapt to the culture of Manchester United and prove a big success at Old Trafford.The Portuguese boss is expected to be named head coach at Old Trafford in the coming days, following the sacking of FA Cup winning boss Louis van Gaal – although complications concerning his image rights are currently holding up the completion of the deal.Although Mourinho is a proven winner with an elite managerial record across the last decade, concerns have been raised from fans and former players, including Eric Cantona, over whether Mourinho’s style of football is in keeping with United’s traditions.The 53-year-old is well regarded as being nothing more than a defensive coach, who has turned big teams into sides who have no desire to play attacking football, but Ancelotti believes this is a bad description of a manager who adapts to the team he is currently in charge of.Speaking as a guest on Hawksbee and Jacobs, the incoming Bayern Munich boss said: “I think he is a good fit [for United]. Mourinho is a fantastic manager. He has won everything everywhere.“Mourinho takes care of the characteristics of the player and puts on the pitch a system where the players are comfortable.“In Inter, for example, he issued a defensive style because they had a really strong defence. But at Real Madrid they played fantastic attacking football. His team before I was there scored more than 100 goals in one season.“This wedding will be really good for Manchester United and also for Mourinho because Manchester United is a top club.”CARLO ANCELOTTI: Quiet Leadership (Portfolio Penguin) is out now.last_img read more

  • CONFIRMED! Former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle joins Borussia Dortmund

    first_imgFormer Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has joined Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal.The Bundesliga runners-up have been busy reconstructing their squad following the sale of Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United.And Schurrle, 25, is the latest through the door after agreeing a deal with Wolfsburg reported to be worth around £25millionThe Germany international only joined Wolfsburg in February 2015 when he arrived from Chelsea for £22m. He has since played 43 times in the Bundesliga, scoring ten goals, and had three years left on his initial contract with the club.Schurrle, who made 44 Premier League appearances for Chelsea, told Dortmund’s official website: “Borussia Dortmund are one of the top European clubs with a strong and extremely exciting squad.“From my own experience I know how much power BVB can develop with their fans and I am already looking forward to witness it not as wide-eyed opponent but as a part of it.“I want to achieve great things with Borussia in the years to come and can’t wait to start training and convince the people it was a good move to sign me.” Former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has signed a five-year deal with Borussia Dortmund 1last_img read more

  • Murder suspect was recently paroled on evading police conviction

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ State prison records show three cases involving convictions of evading police for Lopez stemming to 2005. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUJUNGA – A man arrested in connection with a Dec. 9 slaying of a man police believe was a rival gang member was paroled after serving a one-year, four-month prison sentence on a conviction of evading police, causing bodily injury, according to California Department of Corrections records. Robert J. Lopez, a 22-year-old parolee and gang member, was arrested in connection with the murder of Ronnie Burgess, 21, whose bullet-riddled body was found on a Tujunga sidewalk about 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the 10100 block of Samoa Avenue, said LAPD Detective Jose Martinez. Lopez was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on Dec. 10 after allegedly trying to outrun police in a Nissan Murano that is believed to have been the vehicle involved in the drive-by shooting that left Burgess dead the day before, police said. The Murano was chased to the Glendale Hilton, where police surrounded the vehicle, put up a cordon and made several arrests. At least three others were detained then released pending further investigation, police said. Police believe the Murano might have been fleeing the scene of a shooting that occurred earlier in the northeastern area of Los Angeles. Details of that shooting were not immediately available.last_img read more