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Video: Celtic fans doing what they do best

first_imgCeltic beat Malmo in the first leg of their Champions League play-off, but they have a tough task in the second leg to reach the group stage.Having gone 2-0 up, the Bhoys won 3-2, with former Parkhead man Jo Inge Berget scoring twice to give the visitors two precious away goals.Celtic were winning 3-1 until Berget scored in the final moment of the game, but despite that, it was still a win and the thousands of supporters inside Celtic Park were in full voice, displaying their huddle during the game.FIVE PICTURES ALL CELTIC FANS WILL LOVE 1 Celtic beat Malmo 3-2 last_img

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Premier League team of the weekend: Liverpool, Tottenham and Man United stars included

first_img 11 11 Right wing – Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – The Belgian’s brilliance this season will be an added thorn in Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s side at the moment. If De Bruyne isn’t scoring goals he’s laying them on and against Southampton he netted the first and created the other two in a 3-1 victory. He looks well worth the £55m they handed Wolfsburg for his services. 11 11 Goalkeeper – Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland) – Sam Allardyce believes clean sheets are the key to the Black Cats’ survival this season and the Romanian shot stopper is helping them do that after two wins in a week. The ex-Man City man made a key save from Jonathan Walters at 0-0, allowing Sunderland to go on and win 2-0. His form will be vital to their hopes of remaining in the Premier League. Central midfield – James McArthur (Crystal Palace) – Not only did the Scotland star score a couple of goals, he played a key role in the Eagles’ demolition of Newcastle United. While Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie left their opponents dazzled, McArthur kept the entire game ticking over, completing 92 per cent of his passes. 11 Left wing – Robbie Brady (Norwich City) – As the Canaries held an injury hit Arsenal side to a 1-1 draw, Irish star Brady came out of the match with plenty of praise. He got the assist for Lewis Grabban’s goal but also worked tirelessly throughout to ensure Alex Neil’s men hung on for a vital point against the Premier League title challengers. Attacking midfield – Ross Barkley (Everton) – Following a tough campaign last year and criticism from Roy Hodgson, Barkley is looking close to his best again. His late strike against Bournemouth should have handed Everton a win, but was cruelly denied the glory by Junior Stanislas’ second of the match in a 3-3 draw. He’s been doing his homework by studying stars like Paul Scholes and Zinedine Zidane and it looks like it’s paying off. 11 Attacking midfield – Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) – The skilful Selhurst Park star showed no mercy against Newcastle United as he hit two goals against them in a 5-1 win. Bolasie’s dazzling dribbling skills gave the Toon no end of problems and he’s reaching the form which saw manager Alan Pardew rate him at £60m at the end of last season. Cente-back – Daley Blind (Manchester United) – Playing in a back three against Leicester City, the Dutchman was in excellent nick and helped the Red Devils claim a 1-1 draw by plonking a first-half corner on Bastian Schweinsteiger’s head. Chris Smalling has taken most of the plaudits this season but Blind deserves credit too, especially after this display. 11 11 It was another record-breaking Premier League weekend as Jamie Vardy scored for the 11th successive match as Leicester City drew 1-1 with Manchester United.Around the rest of the division there were plenty of thrills, spills, comedy errors and late goals.But who were the stars of the action? talkSPORT names its team of the weekend here.Click the right arrow above to see how made it into our line-up… Cente-back – Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – The Belgian has been imperious for Spurs this season and was superb again against Chelsea. Having to deal with the roaming threats of Eden Hazard, Pedro, and Oscar, he and Jan Vertonghen came out on top, restricting the Blues to just one shot on target. He made 15 clearances during the match and pulled off some brilliant passes on a tricky afternoon in the swirling wind. 11 11 11 Left-back – Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) – The marauding Spanish star is getting back to his best at Anfield, which will please manager Jurgen Klopp. He made six successful tackles against Swansea City and five interceptions in an excellent display. Right-back – Adam Smith (Bournemouth) – The former Tottenham academy graduate came into the match at half-time but made an excellent impact on the Cherries’ clash with Everton. He scored a stunning strike for Eddie Howe’s men and played a part in their late, late equaliser as they dramatically drew 3-3. Striker – Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – Who else? The England star took his record-breaking goal well, following Christian Fuchs’ outstanding pass, but his all-round display was also superb. His work rate is phenomenal and he’s happy to get stuck in defensively as well as scoring goals.last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – The Board of Directors of the Whittier Uptown Association voted Monday to cut a proposed fee increase by half for restaurants on Greenleaf Avenue and Philadelphia Street. If the change is approved by the City Council, restaurants would only pay 20 cents per square foot instead of 25 cents, up from the current 15 cents. Some restaurant owners last week complained the original proposed increase was too high. For a 5,000-square-foot restaurant, such as Datillo, the difference would be $250. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityLarry Trujillo, the association’s executive director, said with the change, the association would only receive an additional $27,000 instead of the planned $30,000. Association officials have said the additional money is needed to balance their $163,000 budget. The City Council is expected to hold two hearings on the matter – one at its Oct. 23 meeting and the other on Nov. 13. Help solve `Murder in the Library’ on Saturday at Central Library WHITTIER – The Whittier Central Library, 7344 S. Washington Ave., is hosting its first evening of mystery theater, “Murder in the Library,” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Be part of the fun where the audience helps to solve the crime. Fine wines, appetizers, desserts and prizes will be served at the event sponsored by the Whittier Public Library Foundation. Tickets, at $50 each, are on sale at the Central Library and the Whitwood Branch Library, 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave. All funds will benefit the foundation. For more information, call (562) 464-3452. Children’s Book Festival features speakers on importance of reading WHITTIER – The Whittier Friends School is hosting a Children’s Book Festival from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Friends Church, 13205 Philadelphia St. Speakers will include Brett Brezniak, proprietor of the Little Old Bookshop; Janet Kelly, early-childhood educator and child development specialist; and Marie Kaneko, a children’s librarian. Topics they will discuss include how to build a home library that will encourage children to read for pleasure, methods for age-appropriate stories and tips and tricks for rearing children who love to read. Children’s books, both new and gently used, will be available for purchase. Handouts and booklists will be provided. Children will be able to participate in story time and craft activities led by local elementary school teachers. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. Each adult admitted with two children will be entered to win a door prize of 12-title basic home library. For tickets and information, call (562) 945-1654. Sign-ups taken for Whittier Area Prayer Summit slated for Oct. 18 WHITTIER – Sign up now to attend the Whittier Area Prayer Summit scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Green Arbor Tea Room, 12320 Penn Ave. The leadership prayer luncheon will include speakers from different churches and prayer leaders. Please RSVP by Saturday by calling (562) 944-8909. – From staff reports 160Want 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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4 vying for 2 seats on school board

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As such, Schneider says, he has experience in crucial areas like finance, curriculum and personnel. And coming from a family that has been in Whittier since 1914, he says he feels “service to my community is an obligation. “I believe the most important relationship in education is the one between students, teachers and parents,” Schneider said. “My top priorities are to increase the focus on student achievement, increase articulation with the elementary school districts, and support artistic and academic excellence.” While Jacobs says one of the biggest challenges ahead for the district is a decline in student enrollment – which will lead to cuts in state funding – Carmona is more concerned with student standards and parent involvement. “I believe I can make more of an impact being a coach and parent,” said Carmona, who founded the nonprofit Whittier Baseball Club and whose son graduated from Whittier High. “I was a volunteer coach for seven years at the district, and I have more insight on how things work than most politicians do,” he said. “I would like to see teachers get paid more money, I’d like to see the (grade-point average) for sports go from 2.0 to 2.5, and mandatory hours for parent involvement.” WHITTIER – There’s always room for improvement – even at the Whittier Union High School District, where campuses have earned several kudos over the years for a rise in student achievement. At least that’s the opinion of four candidates vying for two open board seats at the 13,000-student district, which voters are being asked to fill in Tuesday’s elections. The Whittier Union board hopefuls are parent/coach Jesse Carmona, 48; businessman Harry Jacobs, 66; incumbent Ralph Pacheco, 52; and teacher Tim Schneider, 61. Schneider and Pacheco are the only candidates with school board experience, as Schneider was an elected trustee in the South Whittier School District for 18 years. Jacobs, who has 28 years of experience in education from high school to graduate school, owns a grant-writing business that he said may come in handy over the next few years when enrollment starts to drop. “We have faculty, administrators and a wonderful superintendent to lead us into an era of our history that is going to be very challenging,” he said. “I see greater diversity in our student body, smaller numbers coming into high schools, and increased academic challenges,” Jacobs said. “And we will continue to make this district one of the most outstanding high school districts in California.” Pacheco, an educational consultant, has been on Whittier Union’s board for 16 years. “As a community, we can be proud of our students and schools over the last four years,” Pacheco said. “Many persons have been involved in the success we’ve seen – the superintendent, the board, administrators, staff, teachers and community supporters. “And I’m pleased to share that our hard work has paid off for the kids,” he added. “Whittier Union is a dynamic district, and it prepares students for their future with a rigorous curriculum.” Schneider and Pacheco have received a slew of endorsements from local elected leaders, as well as a nod from the district’s teachers’ union, the Whittier Secondary Educators Association. Jacobs has also lined up numerous endorsements, including those of Whittier City Council members Bob Henderson, Owen Newcomer and Greg Nordbak, as well as Rio Hondo College trustee and Montebello Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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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Report details blaze death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The Varshocks joined firefighters in the engine cab because their vehicle stalled. The engine didn’t have enough room to back out of a small clearing and stopped running. At that point, the report said, the heat exploded the passenger windows of the engine cab. Three firefighters took cover with Varshock’s son in a rocky area nearby. A fourth firefighter ran the other way after being overtaken by wind-driven flames. He was found about 40 minutes later behind a different rocky outcropping. The CDF response to such situations will be re-evaluated. SAN DIEGO – An inferno exploded a fire engine’s windows, forcing firefighters to take cover behind boulders after they followed a man and his son back to their burning mobile home during last month’s wildfires, state authorities said Thursday. Thomas Varshock was killed and his teenage son and four firefighters were severely burned in the episode, which happened two hours after the Harris Fire erupted Oct. 21 near the rural town of Potrero, about 40 miles east of San Diego. Varshock, driving a white pickup truck trailed by his son’s all-terrain vehicle, asked firefighters to check on his house as they headed toward threatened homes and told them there were people in another home nearby, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s preliminary report said. A fire captain told Varshock to get out of the area, but he and his son followed the engine back down the dirt road. Firefighters met thick smoke but kept going after Varshock told them there was water and a good place to turn around near his ridgetop house. 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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Topless tavern to cover up

first_imgReferring to himself as the “Strip Club Killer,” Councilman Steve Haderlein said the resolution was a long time coming. “It seems like we were always winning, but we were never able shut them down,” he said. “It’s a good day when the city can remove a nuisance business from a neighborhood. We’re two- for-two now, and this one didn’t cost us a million bucks.” Haderlein was referring to the city’s much shorter battle to keep the Peppermint Gardens strip club from opening earlier this year, also in east Pasadena. To settle litigation brought by that club’s owner, the city spent nearly $5 million to buy the site – a former Shakey’s pizzeria. About $4 million of that amount went to buy the property from owner Greg Hakopyan, with another $1 million to settle litigation. Deleo said he didn’t expect the city to offer to buy Pleasures any time soon. City Hall is anxious about recouping the money spent to purchase Peppermint Gardens after it fell out of escrow Tuesday, City Manager Cynthia Kurtz said. todd.ruiz@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A topless dance bar in buttoned-down east Pasadena has made a New Year’s resolution to button up for 2008. Pleasures Gentlemen’s Club said Friday its future is uncertain after the adult cabaret agreed in court to end topless dancing and stop serving alcohol by Jan. 25, a move City Attorney Michele Bagneris described as a “final resolution” to four years of legal wrangling. “The judge ordered tops back on” and ruled the club’s permit to sell alcohol will become invalid as of Jan. 25, said Pleasures manager Tony Deleo. Deleo said the club wasn’t interested in fighting the city and has been considering other locations to do business. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre According to the city, the agreement was approved by Superior Court Judge Jan Pluim before a contempt-of-court hearing scheduled for the club on Thursday. In the meantime, Pleasures will post a $10,000 bond, according to a statement released by the city. Pleasures has been locked in a legal melee with the city since a series of so-called “lust parties” were held at the East Foothill Boulevard venue in 2003 by its owner at the time. Undercover police said patrons were having sex. Charges were filed against several dancers and customers. Four years of appeals and court orders later, the state Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the club, and the city asked the state to pull its liquor license. last_img read more

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Not guilty the plea in pup thefts

first_imgSteward’s attorney, Charles Frisco Jr., asked Commissioner Burt Barnett to release Steward on his own recognizance and said the six burglary counts are all related to one incident. Frisco said his client had a misdemeanor burglary conviction in 1989 and a DUI conviction a couple of years later. On a hierarchy of crimes, he said it doesn’t rank with the “big boys.” He added that Steward works for Vons and owns his own home. Barnett said Steward was not a likely candidate for being released on his own recognizance. He did reduce the $140,000 bail prosecutors wanted to $20,000 with certain conditions. If Steward is able to post bail, Barnett said he must wear an electronic monitoring device and can only travel to and from work and to court. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Hartman objected to the bail reduction. “Our bail recommendation was based on each count,” he said. Frisco said he thinks the commissioner reduced the bail because the prosecution was stacking the charges – seven counts for one course of conduct. “I think it was overfiled. That’s just my opinion,” Frisco added. He said his client will try to post bail. Twenty-three of the dogs remained missing Thursday. Only three have been recovered, said sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Mills. Deputies said they found a Yorkshire terrier and a Pekingese in Steward’s home when they served a search warrant Tuesday. Mills said a Whittier woman dropped off a Shih Tzu at the sheriff’s Norwalk station on Wednesday. She told deputies Steward gave her the dog shortly after the first burglary. “That’s one person who did the right thing,” Mills said, adding that no other dogs have been turned in. He said it’s not known yet what happened to the rest of the purloined pups. Anyone who bought a puppy from Steward is asked to call the sheriff’s Norwalk station at (562) 863-8711. Steward ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHis bail was set at $20,000. He is due back in court for a Dec. 13 hearing. Sheriff’s deputies said Steward is a suspect in the Nov. 7 and Nov. 23 burglaries at Puppy Love, where 26 puppies valued at $32,000 were stolen. The charges against him are related only to the Nov. 7 burglary when 16 puppies were taken from the store at 14766 Beach Blvd. A surveillance video shows a man putting Yorkshire terriers, Maltese and Shih Tzu puppies into a plastic trash bag, then coming back into the store and taking some Pekingese from a pen. No charges have yet been filed against in connection with the second burglary, which remains under investigation, according to Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the DA’s Office. • File Video: Thief steals 16 puppies DOWNEY – A La Mirada man pleaded not guilty Thursday to breaking into a La Mirada pet store and stealing 16 pure-breed puppies. The District Attorney’s Office filed six counts of second-degree commercial burglary and one count of grand theft dog against Walter Franklin Steward, 45. Wearing a yellow L.A. County jail jumpsuit, a cuffed Steward appeared at his arraignment in Downey Superior Court. last_img read more

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Ronaldo and five other Zlatan Ibrahimovic replacements at PSG revealed

first_img 6 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – read all about it below, then click the arrow above to check out five more possible replacements to Ibrahimovi? – Recent reports from Spain have claimed Manchester United have been offered the chance to re-sign the Portuguese for £48.2m at the end of the season. With Old Trafford far less glamorous than it once was, though, it’s difficult to envisage a reunion. Not to mention the player is 31, so Ed Woodward may not be so willing to part with his cash. Paris seems an excellent fit for Ronaldo. He would immediately replace Ibrahimovi? as the main man in the French capital – suiting his self-importance as well as his desire to continue playing at the highest level. 6 6 6 6 3. Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) – Reports at the beginning of the year claimed the Argentine is not interested in a contract renewal at Stadio San Paolo – his current deal expires in 2018 – suggesting he is assessing his options. He has been on fire this season, leading the Serie A goalscoring charts with 30 goals. But while he remains an integral part of Napoli, a major offer could tempt the Italian outfit into selling. 2. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – Reports in the Mirror have stated Lukaku is at the top of PSG’s striker wish list and Blanc will allegedly be given the tools to make this deal happen at the end of the season. The 22-year-old has scored 18 goals and six assists so far this season and Everton will find it a challenge to keep hold of their no.10 in the summer. Manchester United are also allegedly interested. 4. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – At the end of March, Sturridge was reported to be a £45m target for the Ligue 1 champions in the summer. The Daily Mail claimed scouts from PSG were sent to watch him take on the Netherlands in England’s friendly defeat. The striker has struggled with injuries over the past two seasons, forcing Liverpool to bring in reinforcements. While he has recently returned to fitness, there remains an air of uncertainty over his future at Anfield. Whether Les Parisiens’ interest in his signature is serious, though, remains to be seen. 5. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – This speculation has been a surprise. According to reports from Chile, Laurent Blanc is an admirer of Sanchez and could be tempted to persuade the PSG board into making an offer with Ibrahimovi? on his way out. While often deployed out wide, the Chilean can play as a centre forward and could fill the void left by the Swede. It would, however, take one hefty offer to persuade Arsène Wenger to let him go. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain.The Sweden international’s contract is up in the summer and recently joked he would stay only if his club replace the Eiffel Tower with a statue of him.It seems, therefore, the striker will say farewell to the Parc des Princes in May, leaving Laurent Blanc with the difficult job of signing his replacement.So who could fill his boots in the French capital?talkSPORT has taken a look at six players who might be on Blanc’s wish list – view the slideshow above to check them out.ASSESSING IBRAHIMOVIC’S SUMMER PREMIER LEAGUE OPTIONS 6 6. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – Who wouldn’t want Lewandowski? The Poland international has scored 25 goals in the Bundesliga and, apart from Higuaín, there are few other superior centre forwards in Europe. The Bayern striker has previously been linked to Real Madrid and, at the beginning of the year, was said to be attracting interest from Paris.last_img read more

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Champions League final 2016: All the photos as Real and Atletico arrive in Milan

first_img The official match ball for Saturday’s showpiece event – Click the arrow, right, to see more pictures from Milan 8 Marcelo, Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo all depart the Real Madrid aeroplane 8 Gareth Bale has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 19 goals in 21 games Atleti manager Diego Simeone faces the media 8 8 The San Siro is all ready to host the final 8 Sergio Ramos scored the injury-time equaliser to take the 2014 final to extra time The curtain is coming down on yet another Champions League season with the final again being contested between Madrid rivals Real and Atletico.The two squads have arrived in Milan for Saturday’s showpiece event at the San Siro as Diego Simeone’s side look to avenge their 2014 defeat and claim the trophy for the first time.Atletico lost that game 4-1 in extra time as Real claimed ‘La Decima’ after they won it for a record tenth time.http://talksport.com/radio/how-to-listenhttp://talksport.com/radio/how-to-listenAs the festivities prepare to get underway, take a look at some of the pictures as both sides arrive in Milan by clicking the arrow above, right. Fernando Torres is aiming to win the trophy for a second time The Atletico squad arrive in Milan on their private jet 8 8 8last_img read more

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