DONE DEAL! Wolves sign former Tottenham youngster on three-year deal

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first_img Nathan Byrne in action for Swindon Town 1 Wolves have completed the signing of Swindon Town winger Nathan Byrne for an undisclosed fee.The 23-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Kenny Jackett’s side.Byrne had been at Swindon since 2013, having joined the club from Tottenham on a free transfer after a successful loan spell.Transformed from a full-back to a forward at the County Ground, Byrne has caught the eye of numerous clubs with some impressive displays for Town.Huddersfield and QPR were linked with moves for Byrne earlier this summer, but Wolves have now landed his signature.“Nathan is an exciting young player who can play wide on either side, or as number 10 behind the striker,” said Molineux boss Jackett.last_img


Premier League team of the weekend: Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea stars shine

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first_img 11 Goalkeeper: Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) – to find out who else makes the team of the week, just click right – It’s fair to say the Polish shotstopper isn’t the safest pair of hands in the Premier League, but he put on quite a show to shut out Leicester City on Saturday as the Cherries, who had a man sent off, grabbed a 0-0 draw. Boruc made some key saves in the match and kept out Riyad Mahrez’s penalty too. Central midfield: Mark Noble (West Ham) – This was a classic all-action display from the Hammers star as he helped his side to a 2-0 victory over Liverpool. Five tackles, six interceptions and two clearances show his defensive work and his cross for Andy Carroll’s goal was sublime too. Centre forward: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – The beast is back. He actually looked like he wanted play football and got himself a goal and an assist, cutely cutting the ball back to Oscar for the first goal of the game. Centre back: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) – The Gunners’ Premier League title challenge remains on course and it’s thanks to the Frenchman’s goal against Newcastle. He sat out Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth following Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat to Southampton but bounced back with a towering performance at the back to keep out the Magpies. Winger: Michail Antonio (West Ham United) – Up until December, you could be forgiven for forgetting the winger had made a £7million move to Upton Park in the summer. He’s making up for lost time though, getting an assist and two goals in his last three games. His tackle, run, and diving header for the Hammers’ opener against Liverpool showed he has great all-round ability and could be a great asset for Slaven Bilic for the rest of the season. 11 11 11 Centre back: James Collins (West Ham) – You would have been forgiven for thinking the Welsh defender was surplus to requirements at Upton Park after they landed Juventus star Angelo Ogbonna but the 32-year-old star has hit back and was a star performer against Liverpool, keeping Christian Benteke firmly tucked up in his pocket. In the crazy world of the Premier League, the weekend had a sense of normality about it, for a change.Chelsea looked confident as they crushed Crystal Palace, Manchester United squeaked past Swansea with Wayne Rooney reminding us of his class, while Arsenal delivered a 1-0 win over Newcastle.West Brom boss Tony Pulis proudly taught his old side Stoke a lesson, and Jermain Defoe grabbed a double to hand Sunderland an important victory over a listless Aston Villa.But who were the stars over the ten games? Check out our Premier League team of the weekend by clicking the right arrow above… Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – The Belgian is consistently excellent for Spurs and put on another exceptional performance on Sunday against Everton. Romelu Lukaku was often found moving towards Jan Vertonghen as he was unable to get any change out of his compatriot. As well as his defending, Alderweireld also hit a magnificent long pass to Dele Alli, which the youngster was able to control and fire home to get Spurs back level. 11 11 Winger: Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – The Frenchman had gone a little quiet since he burst onto the scene in September but he played well in the Red Devils’ victory over Swansea, scoring a goal and making an assist. 11 11 11 11 11 Centre forward: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) – The goals haven’t come as naturally as they used to for the 33-year-old during his time at the Stadium of Light but he gave the relegation battlers a massive boost with a brace against fellow strugglers Aston Villa. Central midfield: John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) – Out of favour with Jose Mourinho, the Nigerian has been brought back into the team by Guus Hiddink and was superb in the clash with Crystal Palace. His game was simple yet effective as he completed 78 of his 82 passes and mopped up in front of the back four. Central midfield: Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) – The Norway international is usually seen collecting yellow cards (eight so far this season), rather than scoring goals but he’s now hit two in four games to hand the Canaries two important wins. He’s a vital component of Alex Neil’s team and will be key if they are to survive the threat of relegation. last_img read more


‘If you want to criticise anyone, criticise me’ – Klopp defends Liverpool kids after FA Cup draw

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first_img Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp launched a staunch defence of his youngsters after a weakened Reds side came from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw with Exeter in the third round if the FA Cup.Without 13 players for the trip to Deven to face the League Two minnows, Klopp made 11 changes from the side which beat Stoke in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday.With big Premier League clashes against Arsenal and Manchester United looming, Klopp opted to go with youth at St James Park, with Klopp’s youthful team boasting only 34 first-team appearances in total and Tiago Ilori, Kevin Stewart and Ryan Kent handed senior debuts.Exeter looked on their way to a big upset when Tom Nichols fired them into a ninth-minute lead.Highly-rated Jerome Sinclair equalised within three minutes, but Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan was guilty of a howler on the stroke of half-time when Lee Holmes’ corner sailed straight over his head.Fortunately for the Reds, 21-year-old Australian defender Brad Smith was there to convert from close-range in the closing stages to seal a draw, but Klopp said the kids deserved credit for the result, not criticism.“If you want to criticise anyone, criticise me and leave the players alone,” said the German boss.“If they made mistakes it’s my responsibility, they helped us at this moment.“We tried to create a line-up under time and pressure.“They came back yesterday, we trained together and again this morning for about 40 minutes.“We tried to create a common plan and idea, it wasn’t too good, not too bad.“But it showed in football that you must work together and and train together, and that’s not what we could do with this team.”Klopp added: “We didn’t defend too well and we lost a lot of one-on-one situations.“The pitch was difficult for both teams, they scored from their first attack and then from a corner.“The second goal was something like a miracle, it wasn’t too easy for the young boys.“We had a few moments, but not enough, and it didn’t work 100 per cent.“But the draw was the logical result, we deserved it.”last_img read more


Out and About

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre INFORMATION: E-mail PVMusical@aol.com or visit www.myspace.com/neighborhoodmusical. THEY KNOW THEY CAN DANCE: The Regina Klenjoski Dance Co. presents its SOLA Contemporary Dance Festival 2007, featuring today’s leading choreographers and tomorrow’s promising dancers. WHERE: James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. WHEN: 8 p.m. today and Saturday. INFORMATION: $18 and $12. Call 310-781-7171. TODAY ACTING OUT: Actors and theater lovers are invited to become a part of the play-reading group at the new Professional South Bay Theatre Co., The Neighborhood Playhouse. This is a chance for actors and audiences in the South Bay to network, make friends and read aloud from an eclectic mixture of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. This week’s play will be “The Night of the Iguana” by Tennessee Williams. WHERE: The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday. A REAL WITCH HUNT: The Palos Verdes High School Drama Department presents its fall play “The Crucible,” a drama set in 17th century Salem, Mass., about the infamous witch hunts. WHERE: 600 Cloyden Drive, Palos Verdes Estates. WHEN: 7 p.m. today and Saturday and Nov. 14-17. Matinee performances at 5 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 18. INFORMATION: Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students. Call 310-378-8471, Ext. 237 or visit www. pvhsdrama.com. SATURDAY SEA LAB NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The SEA Lab in Redondo Beach is asking for volunteers to come join the group to help remove invasive species and plant native vegetation along The Strand in Manhattan Beach. WHERE: Volunteers are asked to meet SEA Lab staff at the metered parking lot south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month. INFORMATION: Call 310-318-7457. LIGHTEN YOUR ELECTRONIC LOAD: SoCal Computer Recyclers is partnering with the Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club and Mira Costa Key Club to host a free electronics recycling roundup. Residents can drop off computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs stereos, and other electronic equipment. Anything with a plug and circuit board will be accepted. No furniture, household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances will be accepted at this event. WHERE: Mira Costa High School, 701 S. Peck Ave. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. INFORMATION: The company will restore some of the electronics it collects and donate them to local schools. For security and privacy reasons, SoCal Computer Recyclers has pledged to declassify hard drives. Call 310-626-8180. Send Out & About items two weeks in advance to: Sandy Gerety c/o the Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Fax to: 310-540-6272 or e-mail: calendar@dailybreeze.com.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


Toyota takes hybrid to new level

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first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TORRANCE – A decade after introducing the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car, Toyota unveiled its newest gas-sipper Friday, a plug-in electric/gas model set to be tested on California’s roadways. Although not yet available to the public, the prototype car is built on the automaker’s Prius platform and includes additional batteries allowing it to run solely on electrical power for several miles. “It’s the evolution of the hybrid,” said Bill Reinert, a Toyota executive. “We still have some things on this vehicle that need to be perfected, but technologies like this are going to be more prevalent in the future.” If kinks are worked out, consumer demand is strong and Toyota is able to develop a successful lithium battery to replace the current nickel-metal hydride versions, it will make the vehicle available in the next few years, Reinert said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The five-passenger car, known as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, or PHEV, shares the Prius’ body and interior, but incorporates several key changes from the popular hybrid. A typical hybrid works by generating power for the batteries during braking and deceleration. Electrical power is then used to supplement the gas engine during acceleration and normal driving. The new Toyota includes more powerful battery packs capable of propelling the vehicle in electric-only mode for at least seven miles and at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. Charging batteries takes between one and three hours through a standard electric outlet and at a cost of about 30cents, said Tom Cackette, chief deputy executive officer of the California Air Resources Board. “Vehicles like this are advantageous because they don’t require infrastructure like you find are needed for other alternative-fuel vehicles,” Cackette said.last_img read more


COMMUNITY ALERT: THIEVES RAID BUSINESS AND STEAL €6,000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT

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first_imgThe machine which was stolenCOMMUNITY ALERT: A DONEGAL business owner today issued an urgent appeal for help after her premises were raided.Jennifer McLaughlin, who runs the Beauty House salon in Bridgend, says €6,000 worth of equipment was taken in the raid.She wants to warn people that the thieves may try to sell this equipment online. And she wants to warn other business owners that a criminal gang is once again operating in the area.“I have had my micro pigmentation machine and equipment required to do these treatments stolen,” said Jennifer.“I have worked very hard to buy this machine and it is essential to my business. This machine is usless to most but to me it is my career.“I can not carry out treatments without it. Can everyone please share this Donegal Daily story and keep an eye out on any buy and sell sites. “Or if anyone has approached you trying to sell it please let me know. I am completely devastated and disgusted that someone can just take the tools I require to do my job and make a living. Please please share and keep an eye out. There are very few machines of this brand around.” COMMUNITY ALERT: THIEVES RAID BUSINESS AND STEAL €6,000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT was last modified: April 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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


Kane and Vardy should START for England, 1966 legend tells talkSPORT

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first_imgWorld Cup-winning legend Sir Geoff Hurst has thrown his weight into the debate over England’s attacking options, saying in-form duo Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy deserve to start in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 team.Hodgson’s side boasts a wealth of talent up front ahead of the summer’s tournament, with Kane, Vardy, Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck all battling for a startling spot.Despite missing most of the end of the season through injury, Three Lions skipper Rooney is expected to keep his startling XI place, while Liverpool frontman Sturridge is one of England’s most dangerous goal threats.But with the Reds striker also having his campaign interrupted by contract injury problems, and Kane and Vardy scoring 40 Premier League goals between them this season, 1966 hero Hurst believes the Tottenham and Leicester strikers have deserved their chance to shine.Asked who he would play up front at Euro 2016, Sir Geoff told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I’d go with the two front players who have had fantastic seasons – Vardy and Kane.“They deserve to be in the team and deserve their chance.“I’m not sure whether you can play both of them together, but surely one of them deserves it.“If you’ve got two players like that you could try to be clever and substitute them, give one guy a really good run and stick the other one on for the last half-hour if you need to.“But Vardy and Kane deserve to be in the team, it’s as simple as that. Their performances have been fantastic this season, they’re scoring goals like nobody’s business.”last_img read more


Villarreal’s nickname is strange but nothing compared to these (video)

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first_imgVillarreal’s Yellow Submarine may be odd compared to other football club monikers, but as talkSPORT reveals, it’s not the strangest.According to the club’s website, the nickname’s origin stretches back to the 1967/68 season when the club were going for promotion to the Third Division, which they achieved.In one part of the stadium, a young group of fans started to play the 1966 Beatles song on a battery powered record player, using the words: “Amarillo es el Villarreal / amarillo es / amarillo es” (“Villarreal are Yellow/ they are yellow / they are yellow”).Liverpool fans will no doubt be hearing a lot of this when the travelling support make their way to El Madrigal stadium for the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.For more great, FREE videos, have a look at the talkSPORT YouTube channel here, like this one below featuring the strangest national side nicknames.last_img read more


Mormon apostate’s papers published

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first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – The writings and documents known as the McLellin collection had once been considered nothing more than Mormon mythology, a rumored set of papers from an influential 19th-century church apostle who was close to founder Joseph Smith but fell away. The papers of William E. McLellin, however, are real – and are now available to the public. His letters, sermon-like essays and journals are being published for the first time in a 570-page book that was recently released by Signature Books, a Salt Lake City company that specializes in Mormon history. The originals are at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library and in the archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “It provides the opportunity for a snapshot into early LDS history,” said Stan Larson, an editor of the book and curator of manuscripts at the library. McLellin’s writings have sparked enormous curiosity among church historians. Mormons wondered whether they would be critical of Smith’s leadership and what the religion teaches. McLellin left the church in 1836 – some claim after looting Smith’s home and stealing important church papers – and was excommunicated in 1838. The papers also were linked with the notorious case of Mark Hofmann, a forger who claimed he had the collection and that it contained information that would unravel the worldwide church. Close to being found out and desperate to deflect attention from his lies, Hofmann built pipe bombs that killed two people in 1985 and left him seriously wounded. He is now in Utah State Prison. “It was a big deal,” said Brent Ashworth, a Utah collector who unwittingly bought other forgeries from Hofmann. “People wanted it because it was going to be controversial and interesting. I don’t know if anybody on either side thought it would damage the church, but I think they thought it would be fascinating, entertaining and probably valuable.” Much of the authentic collection was found in the mid-1980s in the Texas basement of Otis Traughber, son of John Traughber, a confidant of McLellin. Another set of journals, written while a faithful McLellin served a church mission, were discovered in the LDS archives, where they had been stored since 1908. McLellin joined the church in 1831, just after its creation. He quickly rose in Smith’s regard and was an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, the second most-powerful group of Mormon men. After he left, there were attempts to bring him back to the fold. But in an 1854 letter to apostle Orson Pratt, McLellin wrote that “aside from the principles you learned in the first three years of Joseph Smith’s public ministry, I know of no principles or practices of that people now, which they have learned since, that I believe or admire.” McLellin’s struggle was with Smith and a changing church, not Mormon theology, according to book co-editor Sam Passey, director of the Uintah County Library and Regional History Center in Vernal, Utah. “He bought onto Mormonism as it was preached by Joseph Smith in the early 1830s and as it changed he really didn’t,” Passey said. “A train was in motion and he couldn’t stay on it anymore. He had certain boundaries in his faith.” Letters between McLellin and John Traughber, who inherited the collection upon McLellin’s death, reveal a Mormon story far different from the one believed today by most church members. During the earliest days of the church, McLellin said he never heard Smith tell of what is now known as his “first vision,” the visit by God and Jesus Christ to a young, prayerful Smith in a grove of trees that led to the church’s founding in New York state. McLellin said he also wasn’t aware of the angel Moroni, who led Smith to buried gold plates that became the church’s foundational text, the Book of Mormon, or the story that John the Baptist had appeared to Smith on the banks of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River. McLellin’s claims raise questions about whether Smith was padding the Mormon story as time passed, or whether McLellin was so embittered that he was trying to undermine the church. “We’re never going to find the answer,” Larson said. Still, the McLellin collection falls short of discrediting a faith that claims some 13 million members. “There was nothing there,” Passey said, “that hadn’t been said already by other apostates.”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


WRITE ON! PEN BROTHERS SCRIBBLE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CHAPTER

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first_imgThe McGarvey brothers Ronan (14) and Conor (11) of Donegal Pens, yesterday watched their dream become a reality.Donegal Pens new work shop was delivered and erected on site at the family home, with the support of Expert Hardware, who is funding the development. The excitement was contagious and the boys could hardly contain themselves when they saw what is to be their new plant.Now, they have the ability to produce more handcrafted pens turned and assembled in the new work shop in the Gaeltacht area.Commenting on site, Ronan stated “We are thrilled with the new work shop. The office and manufacturing is now all under one roof with ample space for production. Without the sponsorship and support of Expert Hardware, this would not have been possible.”Alan Grant of Expert Hardware added: “Ronan and Conor are an inspiration to any young person with a business idea who has the passion and commitment to follow through on their vision. “It is great to see such talent coming through and we as a nation must support, nurture and invest in such talent and NOT discriminate due to age”.Grant added; Ireland’s future is dependent on the youth of today and we at Expert Hardware believe in the McGarvey Brothers and will give any support we can”.Donegal Pens was established in September 2010. Since then they have quickly etched out a market for their hand crafted wooden pens, which are individually turned, polished and waxed in their workshop at Loch an Iúir.With this new infrastructure in place they can now proceed with expanding their business, with a view to increasing exports internationally.In addition to funding the new workshop, the team at Expert Hardware have also offered to provide marketing and mentoring support to the young brothers as they grow their business. 

Expert Hardware with over 40 stores nationwide is also stocking these wonderful and unique hand crafted wooden pens. Having recently sold out, a large order will now be completed with new systems in place. WRITE ON! PEN BROTHERS SCRIBBLE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CHAPTER was last modified: January 28th, 2012 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:DONEGAL PENSEXPERT HARDWARElast_img read more