Video: Norwegian flag waver struggles with the weather conditions

first_img1 Video: Norwegian flag waver struggles with the weather conditions Watch this hilarious video of a poor Norwegian fan battling the conditions with a giant flag! Credit to the Tromso supporter, he did not give up!View the video below!center_img (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = “//”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));last_img

Liverpool Champions League winner makes Dundee United move

first_img Florent Sinama-Pongolle Dundee United have signed former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle.The 31-year-old had been on trial with United and could make his debut in the Ladbrokes Premiership match against Hamilton on Saturday.Sinama-Pongolle was part of Liverpool’s Champions League-winning squad in 2005 and spent five years on the club’s books.Boss Mixu Paatelainen said: “Florent Sinama Pongolle has signed with us. We are just waiting for international clearance. If that comes today he will be in the squad.“He brings experience, he brings tactical awareness, he brings quality in terms of his passing and positioning. He understands football well.” 1last_img

Top 7 Prem players whose goals have won most points for their clubs this season

first_img 6 6 6 Joint 6th. Bojan Krki? and Marko Arnautovic have both scored three goals and earned Stoke City five points each – Potters have – as ever – quietly gone about their business of targeting a comfortable mid-table finish. Bojan and Marko Arnautovic have been the most exciting players for their side in the final third, but despite the crucial points they have won, Mark Hughes will be far from satisfied by their goals tally. 2. Odion Ighalo’s eight goals have earned Watford 11 points – Watford supporters will know just how crucial Ighalo has been as they adapt to the Premier League following promotion. Without the striker they would already be staring a return to the Championship in the face. 6 1. Jamie Vardy’s 14 goals have earned Leicester City 14 Premier League points – continue reading to see which player comes in at second – Vardy, who was playing non-league football only three years ago, has stunned England’s top flight this season and has been key to the Foxes’ shock title challenge. 6 6 5. Romelu Lukaku’s 10 goals have earned Everton six points – After a disappointing last season, the Toffees have hit the ground running this time around, with Lukaku leading the attack superbly. With 21 points this season so far, however, Everton are certainly not a one-man team. 4. André Ayew’s six goals have earned Swansea City seven points – The Swans have been unexpectedly poor this season, but Ayew has remained a rare bright spark at the Liberty Stadium. Garry Monk’s side would be just two points off bottom-placed Aston Villa without the Ghanaian. Every club has that one key player that delivers in the final third when it matters, and this season all eyes have been on record-breaker Jamie Vardy.Last term, Harry Kane’s 21 goals earned Tottenham Hotspur a staggering 24 Premier League points – more than any other player – while in the 2013-14 campaign, Daniel Sturridge’s goalscoring exploits saw him record a tally of 20 points for the Merseyside club. But who has been crucial so far since the beginning of the 2015-16 campaign?talkSPORT takes a look at the figures. All stats correct on 30 November 2015.  3. Riyad Mahrez’s seven goals have earned Leicester City nine points – As with Vardy, Mahrez has too been one of the Foxes’ most important players. If their form continues, Claudio Ranieri could face a battle to keep the pair at the King Power Stadium. last_img read more

Tottenham line up v Southampton with midfield maestro back in the side?

first_imgJust when Tottenham Hotspur looked like they’d shaken off the ‘Spursy’ tag they took their eyes off the ball and were defeated by a rejuvenated Newcastle United side last weekend.Being beaten by a team in the relegation zone hurt the Spurs faithful but many had already left the ground grumbling after an uncharacteristically dismal display in the second period.Now manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to pick up his players, and the fans, who haven’t tasted victory in the Premier League since they demolished West Ham in November.Against Southampton, Belgian midfield maestro Mousa Dembele could return to the line-up to partner Eric Dier who, goal aside, looked out of sorts against the Toon, in the centre of the park, but Ryan Mason, Clinton N’Jie and Alex Pritchard will remain absent.So how will the Spurs XI line up? Click the right arrow above to find out… 11 11 11. Erik Lamela (right wing) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre-back) 11 11 3. Danny Rose (left-back) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Tottenham line-up against Chelsea in squad number order 23. Christian Eriksen (left wing) 11 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre-back) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 15. Eric Dier (central midfield) 11 11 11 11 19. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) 11 11 2. Kyle Walker (right-back) 20. Dele Alli (attacking midfield) last_img read more

Democrats’ letter to Limbaugh nets $2.1 million on eBay

first_imgAfter Rush Limbaugh referred to Iraq war veterans critical of the war as “phony soldiers,” he received a letter of complaint signed by 41 Democratic senators. He decided to auction the letter, which he described as “this glittering jewel of colossal ignorance,” for charity, and he pledged to match the price, dollar for dollar. On Thursday night, Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk-show host, said he thought the letter would bring in as much as $1million. He was wrong. When the eBay auction closed Friday afternoon, the winning bid was $2.1million. It is the largest amount ever paid for an item sold on eBay to benefit a charity. The money will go to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization in New Jersey that provides scholarships and other assistance to families of Marines and federal law enforcement officials who die or are wounded in the line of duty. Limbaugh is a director of the organization, which had total revenues of $5.2million last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s unbelievable,” said James K. Kallstrom, the retired head of the FBI office in New York, who is chairman of the foundation. Kallstrom said the charity would meet Monday to decide how to spend the money. “We might increase the size of the bonds we give these children,” he said, “and we’ll probably do a lot more for the wounded veterans. It’s almost unlimited what you can do for them.” The letter was bought by the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, a $294 million foundation in Gaithersburg, Md., that has given money to a wide variety of organizations, including the Washington Opera and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. In a statement, the foundation said its purchase of the letter was intended to demonstrate its belief in freedom of speech and “to support Rush Limbaugh, his views and his continuing education of us.” Limbaugh, who declined a request for an interview, had advertised the sale on his show and elsewhere. He said fans had written him with concerns that wealthy liberals like George Soros would drive the price of the letter to $20million or more in hopes of bankrupting him. “It’s just amazing,” Limbaugh told Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes of Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes” on Thursday night, when the bidding stood at $851,000. “This is more fun than I’ve ever had in my life.” He predicted that the sale’s success would anger one signer of the letter, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, whom Limbaugh calls Dingy Harry. But in a statement on the floor of the Senate on Friday, Reid, D-Nev., praised the auction. “I strongly believe that when we can put our differences aside, even Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh, we should do that and try to accomplish good things for the American people,” he said. Dated Oct. 7, the letter read: “Although Americans of good will debate the merits of this war, we can all agree that those who serve with such great courage deserve our deepest respect and gratitude. That is why Rush Limbaugh’s recent characterization of troops who oppose the war as `phony soldiers’ is such an outrage.” Limbaugh has said that he was referring only to one soldier, who was critical of the war and had served only 44 days in the Army, never seeing combat.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

URS speaks out

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to a URS spokesperson: “URS confirms that it has voluntarily withdrawn as a subcontractor on the LAX consolidated rental car facility at the request of the primary contractor. This is an isolated decision and the Company remains committed to serving the Los Angeles transportation market and is in fact currently pursuing a number of projects in the region, including the Palmdale airport project. “With regard to the baseless allegations raised in the media, URS continues to believe there is absolutely no conflict of interest, that the law supports our view, and the Company has complied with all applicable statutes and guidelines. “We are proud of our long heritage serving the Los Angeles market and look forward to continuing to serve our many clients in the region.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre last_img read more

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

first_img Defensive midfield: Jan Kirchhoff (Sunderland) – He might not have run around with the bluster of Lee Cattermole but yet another assured performance from the German helped the Black Cats to victory. The £750,000 Sam Allardyce chucked in Bayern Munich’s direction now seems like a bargain. Left wing: Fabio Borini (Sunderland) – The ex-Liverpool man has found it tough to find any kind of consistency in recent years, but was superb in the Black Cats’ vital win over Norwich. He won the penalty which he scored, assisted Jermain Defoe for the second after making a good run down the flank and was generally a nuisance, making two successful tackles. Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – Another hat-trick for the hotshot takes him to 21 for the Premier League season in just 2039 minutes. That means the Argentine is making the net billow every 97 minutes, compared to Harry Kane (every 133 minutes), Jamie Vardy (every 135 minutes). 11 There were more thrills and spills in the Premier League at the weekend as the battles at the top and the bottom of the table took new twists.Leicester City’s controversial 2-2 draw with West Ham means Tottenham could close the gap at the summit to just five points, if they defeat Stoke City on Monday night.Meanwhile, Norwich City lost to Sunderland, and Newcastle United grabbed another win to add extra spice to the fight for survival.Elsewhere, Man City thrashed causeless Chelsea, while Liverpool and Manchester United registered wins.But who were the individual stars across Saturday and Sunday? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s Premier League team of the weekend… Right back: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) – The Ecuadorian had a tough act to follow after Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s recent displays at full-back but did well in his first 90 minutes since October. A smart assist for Marcus Rashford’s goal will have given him more confidence too. 11 11 Striker: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – In a relatively inexperienced team, the England star managed to fire in ten shots on Artur Boruc’s goal, scoring once. His header was excellent, while flicks like the one that led to Roberto Firmino’s goal show his class in the penalty area. Roy Hodgson must have one hell of a headache working out which strikers to take to France. 11 Centre back: Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) – The Argentine slipped home the Toffees equaliser against Southampton as they attempt to keep their season from descending into farce. He and John Stones did well to keep the physical imposing Graziano Pelle relatively quiet. Attacking midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – The crafty Belgian has hit the ground running since his return from injury and was a constant menace against his former club Chelsea. Under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, if he knuckles down and stays clear of injury, he could become one of the best in the world. 11 Left back: Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – The ex-Ipswich man looked like being the match-winner for the Hammers with his volley crashing into the top corner. It rounded off a decent match for the English star, who handled the tricky Riyad Mahrez well. 11 11 11 11 11 Centre back: Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) – Finally things appear to be clicking for the ex-Valencia star. He and Eliaquim Mangala were excellent against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and they were at it again to deny Chelsea on Saturday evening. Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes (Watford) – Click the right arrow above to see the rest of our team… – Once considered a laughing stock after a series of unfortunate errors at Tottenham, the Brazilian is now the only Premier League goalkeeper to have saved two penalties in one game on two occasions. He outwitted Saido Berahino on Saturday to ensure the Hornets claimed a 1-0 victory. 11 Right wing: Andros Townsend (Newcastle United) – The £12m January signing is beginning to find his feet at St James’ Park with two goals and two assists in his last three games. He will be vital for their survival hopes and his five successful tackles against Swansea (more than any other player on the day) will endear him to supporters too. last_img read more

The man to bolster Spurs’ midfield in Dembele’s absence? Ligue 1 star analysed

first_imgCrucially, though, is that he provides the much-needed drive from midfield that Spurs can utilise to ease the burden on Dembele. The Belgian has re-established himself as a vital member for the north London side this term, dictating play in the middle of the park. Indeed, Dembele boasts the best dribble success rate (92.2%) in Europe’s top five leagues this season of the 388 players to attempt 50 or more dribbles. Coincidentally, Diarra features second on that list (84.1%).Like Dembele, though, Diarra’s game is not focused primarily on bringing the ball forward. Having developed a statistically calculated strength of ‘tackling’, the Marseille man is also capable of carrying out the necessary defensive duties to help ease pressure on the defence, with Diarra making three tackles per league game. With Spurs’ return to the Champions League confirmed, upgrades are required in certain areas of the pitch and midfield is one of the priorities.Given his experience and leadership qualities, Diarra could well be seen as the ideal signing for a Spurs side that boasts the youngest squad in the league.For more stats on Lassana Diarra, click here to view his player page Without Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele through suspension, Mauricio Pochettino’s side lacked the panache that saw them earn their title contender tag earlier in the season. Ryan Mason was called in to cover for Dembele, but the England international failed to have the desired impact with his rating (5.98) the worst of all outfielders on show at White Hart Lane.Many feel midfield is one of the first ports of call required for Spurs to strengthen this summer – along with another striker to ease the burden on Harry Kane – with Marseille star Lassana Diarra once again linked with a switch to White Hart Lane.The Frenchman has been courted by Spurs in previous transfer windows but they could finally land the midfielder this summer. In what has been a wholly disappointing season for Marseille – the Ligue 1 side currently sit 13th in France’s top tier – chances are a number of key players will depart the Velodrome for pastures new at the end of the season.Michy Batshuayi and Steve Mandanda are set for moves away from L’OM with Diarra tipped to follow the duo out of the exit door. The 31-year-old may have struggled with injury this term, but has been crucial when available. Diarra has a better rating (7.32) than any other Marseille player this season, with the French side winning a considerably greater proportion of games with him starting (33.3%) than without (15.4%). 3 3 Lassana Diarra could be on his way out of Marseille this summer 3 Football stats experts assess the merits of a rumoured Tottenham target. For more football statistics, check out‘s excellent website.Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Southampton on Sunday highlighted one of their major flaws this season – failing to hold on to winning positions.It was revealed that Spurs have thrown away the most points (20) from winning positions in the Premier League this season.Seven of those have come in the last three Premier League outings as Spurs’ hopes of a top-two finish rely on them beating struggling Newcastle in the final game of the season.The loss to Saints again highlighted Spurs’ lack of strength in depth and their need to invest in the summer.last_img read more

Designs for the holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During the holidays, there’s nothing like the warmth and festiveness that flowers add to the home – whether it’s in the kitchen, dining room, hallway, bedroom, or bath.And few designers create arrangements with more style than Torrance resident Gudy Kimmel, master California State Garden Club flower show judge and a popular speaker on the design circuit. Kimmel was a guest demonstrator Monday for members of the Palos Verdes Branch of the National Fuchsia Society. She arrived at the South Coast Botanic Garden loaded with bunches of fresh flowers, seed pods, cat tails, wheat grass and greens from the Torrance Farmers Market at Wilson Park. She also toted containers – from a small wooden sleigh to autumn-colored pottery bowls filled with Oasis Floral Foam – to create eight elegant floral arrangements.Kimmel’s demonstration was packed with tips and ideas for creating unique arrangements for Thanksgiving and winter holiday decorations. When designing, remember the height of the finished arrangement generally should be 1 1/2 to 2 times the height of the container.She began with ideas using clear glass vases, which can be filled with small apples, kumquats, pine cones, ball ornaments or other seasonal materials.At Michaels craft store, she purchased a bag of potpourri filled with small pine cones, seedpods, nuts and other natural elements in fall colors, which she glued to wooden barbecue skewers and inserted into arrangements of greens with and without flowers.Another design incorporated two pint-size ceramic loaf pans Kimmel found at Michaels with Thanksgiving cornucopia designs. She filled these with Oasis and added graceful greens and short-stemmed yellow and dark red mums (buds can be used too). Each pan held a focal point of a petite gourd or small persimmon and autumn-colored greens such as solidago, a kind of yellow and green goldenrod (which, contrary to common thought, doesn’t cause hayfever) and golden euonymus. She also added bits of small green ivy and geranium leaves from her garden.Growing a small nandina bush in your garden is a must for flower arranging, Kimmel says. Designers use its graceful variegated leaves as fillers and its red and bronze berries in fall and winter. They also use dwarf pittosporum and ruscus.She pointed out that almost any plastic container can be cut down to any size, filled with Oasis and water, and inserted into a holiday-theme object.In one arrangement, she filled a table-top-size wooden sleigh with a cut-down plastic milk container stuffed with Oasis. Then she added juniper greens (she prefera sprigs with fresh new growth), holly fern, and asparagus fern, which resembles delicate, miniature pine trees. Finally, Kimmel topped off the arrangement with dark crimson gerbera daisies and snow white mums.In another design, she used a small ceramic bowl in which she placed a plastic tub with Oasis, into which she inserted a round (or cylinder) candle. Then she filled in the oasis with pittosporum, asparagus fern, holly and Princess cedar (it’s like juniper). Then she added fresh flowers.These greens will last the entire holiday season if you change the water every two days. When the flowers start to fade, just replace them or add holiday ornaments.To complete this arrangement Kimmel placed five gold balls around the candle and added white mums (or you can use white camellias). For added glitter, she sometimes sprays camellia leaves with a slight mist of Design Master silver or gold paint, or a touch of fairy dust glitter for added sparkle. To celebration the new year, Kimmel created an arrangement using a pale sea-green, cylindrical pottery vase with white birchlike branches, highlighted by a gorgeous pale pinkish-green lisianthus from the Farmer’s Market. For conditioning all holiday greens, Kimmel suggested soaking them for 24 hours in 1 gallon of water with a solution of 2 tablespoons of ammonium sulfate and 1/2-cup Karo syrup.Whether its conditioning greens or demonstrating holiday floral arrangements, you can catch Kimmel’s enthusiasm for holiday designs, along with her tips, at a demonstration at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Torrance Farmer’s Market at Wilson Park.The floral design demo is free, and fresh holiday greens and flowers will be right at your fingertips to purchase while your enthusiasm is still high.WANTTO GO? What: Discovering the Warrior Mind seminar for children 8 to 15 years old.When: Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Where: Building H, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center at 3601 South Gaffey St., San Pedro.Cost: Free, lunch is included.Information: Call instructor Michael Berger at 323-842-0701.Information: Call instructor Michael Berger at 323-842-0701. Meredith Grenier (310) 540-5511, Ext.494 [email protected] read more


first_imgHappy Hour at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top will last from 3pm – 6pm this evening.HAPPY HOUR! Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top are slashing prices on fuel as part of their ‘Customer Appreciation’ day! The ‘Happy Hour’ will last from 3pm-6pm – so that gives you ample time to avail of this fantastic deal.Management at Kelly’s Mountain Top have decided to slash a whopping 5 cent per litre off of all grades of fuel. So make sure and fill up your vehicle at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top later this afternoon!As part of the ‘Customer Appreciation’ Day, Kelly’s American Roadside Diner will be offering all customers a massive 25% off their new limited edition burger meal deal!“The Grand Canyon” is a mouth watering burger, which is accompanied with fries and soda.It will be a huge hit and you wont find a bigger or better burger this side of the Atlantic. Why not come in and try it if you don’t believe me!!There are a number of superb deals on several products in-store at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top as part of their ‘Customer Appreciation’ day – so make sure and drop in!  HAPPY HOUR! FUEL PRICES SLASHED AT KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP was last modified: April 29th, 2016 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:BusinessHappy HourKelly’s Centra Mountain Topnewslast_img read more