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VIDEO: Fantastic scissor kick from the German Third Tier

first_imgGermany are the current world champions and it seems talent can be found throughout the German leagues.Check out this video of Christian Beck scoring this amazing scissor kick in the German third tier.last_img

‘He fully deserves it’ – The answer for Chelsea against Arsenal?

first_img1 Who will Chelsea start with against Arsenal?It’s the question many Blues fans have been discussing among themselves considering both Pedro and Willian are injured.In addition, midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek won admirers against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the 4-0 Champions League win and there are some who would like to see him begin against the Gunners.However, some are bit more split on the possibility of Ramires filling in.AGREE WITH THIS PREDICTED CHELSEA LINE UP V ARSENAL? Chelsea fans want Ruben Loftus-Cheek to start against Arsenal last_img

‘What Fergie did wasn’t professional but it did make for great TV’

first_img1 Flats gives his views on the world of sport every week This column appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on twitter @sportmagukI have some friends who have proper jobs.These friends were the ones to whom I turned for advice and introductions when I retired from rugby and became a communications director at Bath Rugby. I had no idea what I was doing, so I asked some people who did.With one notable exception, they all told me the same thing: a comms director is never more than three feet from the CEO and makes totally clear the line he or she will take on every issue. Often the boss proper will decide that line, but the ‘reputation managers’ will be closely involved because they’re the experts in this area. One friend, a comms director at a large London financial firm, said: “My last boss held two interviews in one day without consulting me. I quit on the spot.”The exception I mention was Manchester United – where, I was told over a coffee at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson ran the show in all areas. Argue with his media approach if you like, but nobody will listen. This is sport, so the gaffer says what he wants. Big businesses would never allow it, yet sport has its own rules of engagement.In rugby union, most of the head coaches who are interviewed weekly can be trusted not to be too aggressive or controversial – but if they want to be then, in my experience, they’ll do just that. There are some genuinely talented, intelligent media teams in English elite rugby, but too few are afforded the control over media messaging that their qualifications and experience deserve.Sports coaches may get interviewed a lot, but this does not make them experts. They should also recognise that emotion will also often play its part in these interviews, and therefore look to their media teams to cross-check their planned answers to likely questions.As someone now in sports media, I know that we garner far better content from those clubs whose coaches think they know best, so perhaps I ought not to mention it just in case somebody listens and changes their approach.Last week Mike Ford, the Bath head coach, responded to a close defeat to Northampton Saints by hammering the young referee for ‘guessing’ his penalty decisions. He might have a point, although I thought the referee did well.Whatever, had a media team been consulted and their educated, balanced approaches been taken on board, this controversy might have been avoided. It’s just not professional or business-savvy, even if it does make for decent telly.David Flatman is a former England rugby union international, broadcaster and punditlast_img read more

Huge West Ham boost! Bilic confirms star man in line for Liverpool return

first_img Dimitri Payet Slaven Bilic is weighing up whether to throw Dimitri Payet straight into his West Ham starting XI to face Liverpool.French playmaker Payet, one of the stars of the Hammers’ impressive start to the season, was expected to be sidelined until February with the ankle injury he suffered against Everton in November.But the 28-year-old has made such a rapid recovery that he could be pitched in from the start when Liverpool visit Upton Park on Saturday.Bilic said: “Is he in contention to start? Yes.“He is back, he’s been training with us for a couple of days and depending on how he does today I’m expecting him to be in the squad and available for the game.“We will see how much he is going to participate in the game, but he is back and it’s a great boost for us.”Winger Victor Moses and defender Winston Reid have also recovered from injuries after a couple of months on the sidelines.But Bilic feels they are unlikely to be ready to face the Reds and has pencilled the duo in to return against Wolves in the FA Cup the following weekend.“Victor Moses and Winston Reid are back, it’s a good situation for us,” he added. “They are lacking fitness but they have started training with us.“But for the Liverpool game, no, probably not. They only just started training with us so they will be more for the FA Cup game. That will be good recovery for them.”Bilic will also check on the fitness of left-back Aaron Cresswell, who missed Monday’s 2-1 win over Southampton with a hamstring problem. 1last_img read more

Man United starting line up to play Liverpool

first_imgStream Liverpool v Manchester United live on talkSPORT today.It’s still the biggest game in English football, between the most successful clubs in the country.Much more is at stake than simply three points when Man United and Liverpool face off, but both clubs are desperate for a victory that would boost their top four hopes.The pressure is on United boss Louis van Gaal, and a win at Anfield would go a long way to dismissing the criticism his reign has come in for in recent weeks.But who will the Dutchman select for his starting XI? Our possible line up is listed above. 11 11 11 11 11 21. Ander Herrera 11 27. Marouane Fellaini 11 17. Daley Blind 12. Chris Smalling 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin 1. David De Gea – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 36. Matteo Darmian 11 10. Wayne Rooney 9. Anthony Martial 11 11 18. Ashley Young 35. Jesse Lingard last_img read more

Tips on how to shake the salt habit

first_imgWASHINGTON – Some tips to cut a high-salt diet:Know how much sodium you’re eating – 2,300 milligrams a day is the upper limit for most people. Those with high blood pressure are urged to eat much less, and 1,500 mg is plenty for good health.Read food labels. Three-fourths of daily sodium intake comes from processed foods, and they are required to list the amount of sodium per serving on the label.Comparison shop. The amount of salt added to different foods can vary widely by brand. Limit consumption of smoked or salt-cured meats, such as hot dogs, ham, bacon and lunch meats.At a restaurant, ask for salad dressing and other sauces on the side, and ask that your food be prepared without salt or monosodium glutamate, MSG.Remove the salt shaker.On the Net:National Institutes of Health blood pressure and salt info: Heart Association:’s lower-salt campaign: 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Check for low- or reduced-sodium brands of your favorite foods. Even chicken broth, a staple for Thanksgiving gravy, now comes in low-sodium versions.Cook from scratch whenever possible. Substitute garlic, sage and other herbs, for salt, or try salt-free seasonings like Mrs. Dash. Other flavorings also can substitute for salt, like lemon on fish; roasting vegetables like red peppers to bring out their flavor; low-salt marinades for meat.Limit convenience foods like pizza and frozen dinners. A single slice of some pizzas can account for nearly half your daily sodium allotment.Taste isn’t always an indicator of salt content. Some breakfast cereals can have more salt than potato chips. That’s because sprinkling salt on the surface of a food makes the flavor go farther than when it is mixed into a more complex food.Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Choose no-salt-added canned vegetables. Frozen vegetables seldom contain much salt, unless they’re coated with sauces.last_img read more

Holiday weekend is full of new films

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsI’d give “Hitman” and “The Mist” the best chance of emerging from that pack and getting some respectable grosses of maybe $15million, while “Christmas” could crack $10million. I think “Rush” is a hard sell. All have to contend with last week’s top film, “Beowulf,” which is only a week into its run, along with strong holdovers “Bee Movie” and “American Gangster.” LIMITED AND EXPANDING: The well-reviewed “No Country for Old Men” has expanded to 800 theaters and will be going after that “American Gangster” audience. Bob Dylan fans should be mighty intrigued by “I’m Not There,” a Todd Haynes-directed film opening in 130 theaters that has Dylan portrayed at different points in his life by several different actors, including Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and even Cate Blanchett! ADRIENNE SHELLY BENEFIT: The movie “Waitress” is one of the gems of 2007. But you watch it with kind of a heavy heart because Adrienne Shelly, the woman who wrote and directed and co-stars in the movie, was murdered before its release. On Tuesday, StoryMakers Studio is hosting a screening of the art house hit at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre complex in Hollywood benefiting the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, which was set up in her memory to help young women pursue filmmaking dreams. Pie, which is integral to the plot of “Waitress,” will absolutely be served! To buy tickets, go to www.storymakersstudio. com/waitress. [email protected] 818-713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Geez, like we didn’t already have enough movies to choose from! Five new releases opened wide on Wednesday so there is plenty to choose from after you’ve completed all that holiday shopping. If you want an ideal movie to take the family – or even a date – to, I say go see Disney’s “Enchanted.” I expect it will emerge in first place and rack up some terrific grosses during its first five days of release. This part-animated, mostly live-action fairy tale is massively appealing and received rave reviews. Opening in 3,500 theaters, “Enchanted” should easily have more than $40million in the till by Monday. BATTLE FOR SECOND: The four other newcomers in wide release: the fantasy drama “August Rush” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell and Robin Williams in 2,200 locations; the action flick “Hitman,” playing in 2,300 theaters; the horror film “The Mist,” trying to scare up business in 2,500 spots; and the family drama “This Christmas,” playing in 1,700 theaters. last_img read more


first_imgThe superb An Grianán Hotel in Burt has been awarded for its dedication in providing top-class customer excellence in the hospitality sector by being inducted into the TRIP ADVISOR HALL OF FAME.Travel giants TRIP ADVISOR are world renowned and getting recognition from them is no mean feat, but management were overwhelmed when they learned that they had been inducted in the hall of fame for excellence. Marketing manager Ron Kerrigan said, “We are extremely proud to announce that we have been included in the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.“We have won the individual Award for the last 5 years in a Row and hence have been given Hall of Fame status.“Every one at the Hotel is thrilled to gain yet another Award and are very pleased to welcome a prosperous many years to come.Not content with that, An Grianán Hotel were then also awarded with a prestigious award from the Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. Ron added, ” We’d also like to take this opportunity to mention how proud and happy we are to have received such a Prestigious Award from the Derry~Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.“We proudly scooped ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ 2015 for the Hotel’s Celtic Feast Nights and Old Church Restaurant.“Staff at the Hotel are thrilled to have won this award as it shows recognition for the hard work and determination put in to not only promote the Hotel but all things great about Inishowen’s heritage and Culture also.AN GRIANÁN HOTEL INCLUDED IN THE TRIP ADVISOR HALL OF FAME FOR EXCELLENCE was last modified: June 16th, 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:An Grianan Hotel BurtBusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Newcastle will cash in on star man IF they lose Premier League survival fight

first_img1 Georginio Wijnaldum in action for Newcastle Newcastle will be willing to listen to offers for star man Georginio Wijnaldum should they get relegated to the Championship.The Dutchman has been a shining light in an otherwise dismal season for the Magpies, who are without a win in their last five and sit three points adrift of safety.Wijnaldum, however, has impressed since he signed from PSV Eindhoven last summer, scoring nine goals in 33 appearances.But according to De Telegraaf, Wijnaldum is unlikely to hang around at St James’ Park if they go down and Newcastle are preparing themselves for a wave of bids for the attacking midfielder.Newcastle paid £14.5m for the 25-year-old last summer and will be looking to recoup the vast majority of that fee should they decide to sell.last_img read more

Manchester United target £22million deal for Italy international winger

first_img1 Federico Bernardeschi in action for Italy Manchester United are tracking the progress of Fiorentina ace Federico Bernardeschi, according to reports in Italy.The winger, 22, has been a big hit in Serie A this season, making 35 appearances in all competitions for the Florence club.However, should Fiorentina fail to qualify for the Champions League next season then it is understood Bernardeschi will consider his future, with United ready to pounce.According to La Nazione, the Red Devils have set aside £22m for the midfielder – an offer which is likely to tempt Fiorentina into selling.Bernardeschi is in line to make Italy’s Euro 2016 squad having made his international debut against Spain last month, and United may wait to watch him in action in France before submitting their bid.last_img read more

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