Sorry Man City fans – Man United supporters reveal who their biggest rivals are

first_imgManchester United fans still regard Liverpool as their biggest rivals, despite Manchester City posing a greater threat to the Red Devils on the pitch.In fact, since Liverpool last won the title in 1990, United’s 13 subsequent Premier League triumphs came after fighting off challenges from Arsenal, Chelsea and City, apart from Rafael Benitez’s ill-fated title tilt in 2009.But according to the results of a talkSPORT poll, 60 per cent of United fans see Liverpool as their biggest rivals.By comparison, 29 per cent voted for Manchester City as United’s biggest rivals, with six per cent opting for Arsenal and five per cent for Chelsea.Who do you think are United’s biggest rivals? Comment below. Manchester United fans voted Liverpool as their biggest rivals 1last_img read more

Tottenham team news: Line up for Sunderland to see midfielder return?

first_img 15. Eric Dier (midfielder) 11 33. Ben Davies (left back) 20. Dele Alli (midfielder) 19. Mousa Dembele (midfielder) 11 11 23. Christian Eriksen (attacker) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 11. Erik Lamela (attacker) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – Click the arrow, right, to see Tottenham’s predicted line up in squad number order 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre back) 11 11 Tottenham’s long unbeaten run towards the end of 2015 saw them march into the top four and become dark horses for the Premier League title.However, after being beaten by a late Leicester goal on Wednesday night, manager Mauricio Pochettino has the perfect opportunity to get the campaign back on track against strugglers Sunderland on Saturday.Leicester set up to nullify and frustrate Spurs in midweek and did it successfully, so expect Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats to employ a similar tactic.Pochettino has received a boost with the return of Mousa Dembele from an ankle injury but Ryan Mason remains out along with Clinton Njie.Click the arrow above, right, to see Tottenham’s predicted lineup for Saturday’s White Hart Lane clash. 11 11 11 11 11 2. Kyle Walker (right back) 11last_img read more

American Bar Association seeks execution freeze

first_imgThe ABA, which takes no position on capital punishment, did not study lethal injection procedures that are under challenge across the nation. The procedures will be reviewed by the Supreme Court early next year in a case from Kentucky. State and federal courts have effectively stopped most executions pending a high court decision. Prosecutors and death penalty supporters have said the eight state studies were flawed because the ABA teams were made up mainly of death penalty opponents.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Serious problems in state death penalty systems compromise fairness and accuracy in capital punishment cases and justify a nationwide freeze on executions, the American Bar Association says. Problems cited in a report released Sunday by the lawyers’ organization include: — Spotty collection and preservation of DNA evidence, which has been used to exonerate more than 200 inmates; — Misidentification by eyewitnesses; AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.— False confessions from defendants; and — Persistent racial disparities that make death sentences more likely when victims are white. The report is a compilation of separate reviews done over the past three years of how the death penalty operates in eight states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Teams that studied the systems in Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania did not call for a halt to executions in those states. But the ABA said every state with the death penalty should review its execution procedures before putting anyone else to death. “After carefully studying the way states across the spectrum handle executions, it has become crystal clear that the process is deeply flawed,” said Stephen F. Hanlon, chairman of the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. “The death penalty system is rife with irregularity.” last_img read more

For the record

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Due to an editing error, a story in Saturday’s paper had the incorrect date for a hearing in a legal case between the Sugar Association and Johnson & Johnson Co. – the parent company of the maker of Splenda. The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26.last_img read more

FRANCOIS INVESTIGATON: ‘I’LL GIVE PEOPLE THEIR MONEY BACK,’ SAYS FRANCOIS

first_imgMadden & Finucane Solicitors, who are representing Francois De Dietrich, issued a statement from the businessman today.“I strenuously deny all of these allegations,” he said.” My businesses are legitimate and as a consequence of the actions of the FSA, various business bank accounts have been frozen. This has resulted in the forced closure of my businesses. “The FSA action has left me unable to trade, which led to the loss of many jobs. Despite the FSA action we are committed to working with our customers regarding full return of outstanding monies. The matter is before the Court and will be decided upon in due course. ”The firm of solicitors did not make reference to the fact the High Court in Belfast has ordered a ruling that he had been in breach of a restraining order preventing him from collecting money for his scheme.FRANCOIS INVESTIGATON: ‘I’LL GIVE PEOPLE THEIR MONEY BACK,’ SAYS FRANCOIS was last modified: January 21st, 2011 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

EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS AND OCCASION WEAR SUPER-SALE AT MCELHINNEYS

first_imgIt’s a date for the diary girls as Wedding Journals Wedding Supplier of the Year announces their Exclusive Designer Wedding Dress and Occasion Wear Sale next Sunday 23rd November 2014 from 1.30pm – 6.00pm.Stunning designer wedding dresses from Maggie Sottero, Ian Stuart, Pronovias, Ronald Joyce, Benjamin Roberts, Justin Alexander plus many more clearing with up to a massive 70% off and from as little as €99.Plus to complete the look, discover the fabulous range of headwear starting at €20 and bridesmaid dresses from €50. For the all-important mother of the bride and mother of the groom, fall in love with the elegant collection of designer dresses selling on the day from as little as €100.Collections from all the top designer collections including Ronald Joyce, Ian Stuart, Condici, Zeila, Cabotine plus many more available in a vast array of colours and sizes 10 – 20.Voted Best Independent Store in the UK and Ireland, McElhinneys are leading the way where others follow and their Bridal and Occasion wear sale will be no different.Discover bargains that you will not find anywhere else. No appointment required. On top of the great discounts, customers paying with sterling cash can enjoy a massive €1.25 for every £1.If you would like further information contact the friendly team at McElhinneys, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal on 00353749131217.To find the wedding dress or mother of the bride or groom outfit of your dreams at a fraction of the price, get to the exclusive designer sale at McElhinneys Ballybofey, Co. Donegal this Sunday 23rd November from 1.30pm – 6.00pm.Shop Instore and online at www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com or www.mcelhinneys.com  EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS AND OCCASION WEAR SUPER-SALE AT MCELHINNEYS was last modified: November 13th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesMCELHINNEYSnewsSuper-Salelast_img read more

SUPERB LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT THE PULSE VENUE

first_imgPULSE VENUE BANK HOLIDAY PREVIEW: With SIX rooms and NINE bars spread over two floors ‘The Pulse Venue is the ULTIMATE clubbing experience for revellers in Letterkenny. The Pulse was fantastic again on Saturday night last with Dara K playing the tunes in the CLUB. The Rock hill ramblers rocking the LIVE EXPERIENCE and Paul R boogieing in THE LIVING ROOM.And if dancing wasn’t for you customers could take in the relaxing vibe of the Secret Garden or tuck in to a delicious Pizza from the Pizza shack or go all out for the VIP experience in the Reserve lounge.Check out the Pulse Letterkenny Facebook page for pictures of the weekend.This Saturday Night we have DJ AHMED in The Club, DJ AHMED is the one of Irelands Entertainment Industry’s premier DJ’s, his name is synonymous with what’s happening in all the top clubs, concerts, festivals in Ireland. The WAXIES are playing in The Live Experience and PAUL R in The Living Room.On Sunday we have FUTURISTIC POLAR-BEARS in the Club with support act Dark9ine.In the Live experience we have Johnny B & Boogie men and our Paul R The Living Room.Why not go to our Facebook page Pulse Letterkenny for your chance to win free entry and a bottle of Bubbly.SUPERB LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT THE PULSE VENUE was last modified: April 28th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsPulse VenueWeekend previewlast_img read more

Armies of children recruited for Congo war

first_imgKINSHASA, Congo – Boys and girls are being recruited in record numbers to act as soldiers, spies and sex slaves in Congo and children have been spotted marching in formation in the war-wracked east of the country over the past week, international charity Save the Children said today. Fighting in lawless eastern Congo has escalated dramatically since August, as rival rebel militias clash over the forested territory, the London-based charity said. Those children who have managed to escape have told the aid organization they were held captive in small holes in the ground. “The situation for children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is catastrophic. Fighters from all sides are using children as frontline fodder,” said Hussein Mursal, Congo director for Save the Children. Schools have been targeted as “rich recruitment ground,” the charity said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe group which has provided refuge to 800 child fighters this year said because the conflict continues to escalate, it has not been able to return the children to their homes. “The risk of re-recruitment and physical danger from the war are so high,” the group said. The United Nations said earlier this month that about 8,500 former child soldiers have left armed groups and returned to their families since 2004, but some of the same children have been rounded up and forced to fight again. An estimated 800,000 people have fled their homes this year in eastern Congo, which shares a border with Rwanda. The area has been wracked by violence for years, despite the end of a five-year war in 2002. The continued conflict is fueled, in part, by the region’s proximity to Rwanda. Rebels accused of orchestrating Rwanda’s 1994 genocide were expelled from the country and have operated from eastern Congo. One of those groups, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda, is among the most active recruiters of child soldiers, according to a recent United Nations report. Its commanders are accused of organizing the killing of 500,000 people during the Rwandan slaughter 13 years ago. The charity has been actively negotiating with the rebels for the release of the children. Those who are released are housed by aid workers in a safe place, where they are provided counseling services.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

Family, friends search for missing student

first_imgBurgess picked her up on his motorcycle from her mother’s Rancho Santa Margarita home on June 23 and took her to his rented West Los Angeles home for a party. She has not been seen since. Brief text messages from her phone indicate that she was locked in a bathroom and in danger at Burgess’ house, her family said. Police consider Burgess a person of interest in Jou’s disappearance, but he has not been charged. He pleaded no contest Oct. 10 in a Los Angeles courtroom to two counts of failing to register as a sex offender, and was sentenced to three years in prison. Burgess left California on July 5, the same day he was named a person of interest in the Jou case. Burgess was arrested in July in Jacksonville, Fla., where authorities said he had spray-painted his blue truck black. Allred said volunteer searchers can register at www.trinitysearch.org. The search will begin again at 11 a.m. today at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway. The Associated Press contributed to this report.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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“It’s been unbearable. We were so close and especially during the holidays, she (Donna) was in charge of the lights and it’s been very difficult for me not having her,” said Jou, of Orange County. “It’s torturing. It’s very frustrating and we can’t go on. “I just have high hope that she’s alive and she’s going to come home. Six months is so long. It’s not easy.” Acting on a tip, family and friends decided to search the hillsides and cliff roads. Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the family, wouldn’t divulge details about the tip, only that they were told that they should search the area. “We know that law enforcement has been investigating and searching, but we feel that we wanted to wage a search because we still don’t have the answers to where Donna is,” said Allred. Donna Jou was 19 and staying with her mother this summer when she met convicted sex offender John Steven Burgess, 35, on Craigslist, where she had advertised her math tutoring services. The mother of a college student, missing since attending a party at a convicted sex offender’s home six months ago, joined a search for clues in the Santa Monica Mountains on Saturday, driven by the belief that her daughter is still alive. About 100 friends, family and a few who just wanted to help gathered early in the day to search 150 square miles to find anything belonging to San Diego State University student Donna Jou, including her blue backpack. The group will set out on another search today. Nili Jou, the missing girl’s mother, said she’s hoping the searches will lead them to a clue, “or some result, some answer.” last_img read more

Victim of car crash identified

first_imgPALMDALE – A young man who died when a compact car he was driving ran off the Antelope Valley Freeway and flipped several times down an embankment was identified Monday as Michael Amey, 19, of Bakersfield. Three passengers in the car were injured, including Amey’s 17-year-old brother Christopher, who was critically injured, the California Highway Patrol said. Two others, 17-year-old Brian Anderson and 16-year-old Nick Perry, also of Bakersfield, suffered moderate to minor injuries, the CHP said. Witnesses of the crash told CHP officers Saturday that the Saturn had been weaving through traffic at more than 90 mph and brushed another vehicle before it skidded off the freeway south of where it crosses 10th Street West. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The driver died despite wearing a seat belt. Two passengers were thrown from the car, and a third crawled out of the wreckage by himself. Officers didn’t know if the passengers who were thrown belted and said the car rolled so many times they might have been thrown out despite seat belts. The CHP said the three injured passengers were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital and Lancaster Community Hospital. Antelope Valley Hospital officials said Monday they do not release information about minors. Officials at Lancaster Community said they did not have patients by those names at their facility. The motorist whose vehicle was brushed by the Saturn was not injured. His vehicle suffered only scratches to a fender, CHP officers said. last_img read more