We’ve all had bad days, but this San Marino player might have wanted the ground to swallow him up on Saturday.The incident happened during his nation’s heavy 6-0 defeat to England which duly clinched the Three Lions’ qualification to next summer’s Euro 2016 finals in France.The pitch in Serravalle came in for scrutiny well in advance of the tie, and it appeared to only get worse as the game developed.Watch the hilarious clip below: 1 Wayne Rooney
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…John Terry is being offered a big final pay-day in China. Chelsea captain Terry was a huge hit in the Far Eastern nation when he went on an ambassadorial tour of Guangzhou last summer. And he has had several offers from Chinese clubs, with question marks over his future at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are ready to release Victor Valdes – on condition he does not join Liverpool. The Old Trafford giants are prepared to let the 33-year-old leave on a free transfer providing he moves abroad and does not sign for a Premier League rival. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho. The Portugal midfielder was linked with Arsenal over the summer, but now Chelsea are set to rival the Gunners for Carvalho’s signature. (Metro)Chelsea are expected to sign the former Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on a short-term basis as they seek experienced cover for their injured first-choice, Thibaut Courtois. (Guardian)Carlton Cole’s proposed move to Celtic could be in jeopardy after the former England striker suffered an injury in training. (Daily Express)Newcastle United will not let Emmanuel Riviere leave on loan when he returns from his knee injury after the international break – but they are still considering a temporary switch for Ivan Toney. (Newcastle Chronicle)Brazilian right-back Felipe Mattioni Rohde, 26, played Everton Under-21s earlier this week ahead of a possible move. (Liverpool Echo)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Reports – Croatia hitman rejected West Ham and Aston Villa in favour of summer Fiorentina moveTransfer report: Tottenham and Southampton could rekindle interest in £17.5m Porto starItaly and Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon hints at Premier League spell before ending his careerArsenal transfer report: AC Milan aim to fight Gunners to land ‘new Mesut Ozil’Arsenal and Liverpool target Gonzalo Higuain happy at Napoli, claims agentChelsea weigh up January move for Porto star Yacine BrahimiArsenal and Manchester United target Edinson Cavani claims PSG exit was never likely
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3. Valencia have qualified from the group stages of the Champions League on six occasions, without winning the trophy (they lost back-to-back finals in 2000 and 2001) 5 5 5 5 Joint 4th. AS Monaco have qualified from the group stages of the Champions League on five occasions without ever winning the tournament (they lost the 2004 final) – to find out which clubs have made the knockout stages more often, without ever winning the cup, click the arrow above! Joint 4th. Atletico Madrid have qualified from the group stages of the Champions League on five occasions, without winning the competition (they lost the 2014 final) 1. Arsenal have qualified from the group stages of the Champions League on 15 occasions, but are still waiting for their first European Cup, having lost the 2006 final Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium, having been defeated in their opening two group games, has given the Gunners a lifeline as they seek to qualify for the knockout stage. The last time Arsenal failed to reach the knockout rounds was 15 years ago, so it would be a shock if they missed out this year.But despite consistently qualifying for at least the last 16, the Gunners have yet to win the tournament itself.See how Arsenal’s record in this regard compares to the rest of Europe, in out slideshow above. 2. Olympique Lyoannis have qualified from the group stages of the Champions League on 10 occasions, without winning the cup (they reached the semi-finals in 2010) 5
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIt may sound as if the Trojans are just yanking anyone off the street to shore up the line, but actually, this was Tiny Malu, a 6-foot-4, 330-pound senior from Torrance High who just happens to be the oldest player on the team at 26. With USC’s philosophy, it’s not supposed to matter whom they send out. The expectations are that whatever player is called upon is expected to fill in and help the unit play to the highest level. But when you see the Trojans average 2.5 yards per rush, they look like 98-pound weaklings. And giving up four sacks, one more than they’ve allowed in the previous four games? Something’s wrong here. A week ago at Washington, two linemen went down and out on the same play. The Trojans didn’t blink and held on to win. Saturday, during USC’s excruciating 24-23 loss to Stanford, USC started a redshirt freshman, Zack Heberer (San Pedro High), at right guard. At center, Matt Spanos was making the first start of his career as well. The season’s starting center, Kris O’Dowd, is sidelined with a dislocated kneecap, and regular right guard Chilo Rachal is out with a sprained knee. In essence, the USC philosophy was smacking heads with reality. Expectations are one thing, but taking five guys and playing as a unit is a pretty tough deal on a last-minute basis. “I don’t think it had a role today,” All-America left tackle Sam Baker said. “I just think we had some big, big problems today and I don’t think it had to do with that. I have to watch the film and let you know. “I just think we just needed to keep our heads. I felt we just needed to keep on the same plan, because eventually it’s going to start working.” Add to that mix the dilemma of the running backs. Leading rusher Stafon Johnson was held out with a bruised foot and C.J. Gable (11 yards per carry) had surgery Friday to repair a groin injury. That left Chauncey Washington (23 carries, 75 yards) and Hershel Dennis (seven carries, 34 yards). The Trojans had hoped to integrate freshman Joe McKnight, but when his first carry went for a loss of 3 yards, those plans fizzled. The offensive line had to go through yet another makeshift moment at the outset of the second half. Spanos suffered a gash on the inside base of the pinky finger on his right hand – the one he snaps with. “I was on the bike, warming up and all of a sudden they’re yelling for me,” Malu said, “so I just ran out on the field.” Guard Jeff Byers had to move to center and Malu jumped off his bike to play left guard for two series. The first went three plays and out; the second lasted two plays before quarterback John David Booty had an interception returned for a touchdown. “We haven’t played very well since (the two injuries at Washington) happened,” Coach Pete Carroll said. “It felt like that was a factor, that we’ve lost a little continuity there, but there’s no reason for that. That shouldn’t happen. . . . It shouldn’t be a factor. Certainly Zack’s doing the best he can, busting his butt to be a good player.” Booty nicked USC quarterback John David Booty cracked a bone on the tip of his right middle finger during the second quarter and is questionable for next week’s game against Arizona. Booty will not need surgery but said he will need to wear a splint this week. “It’s too early to tell but I want to play,” Booty said. “I’ll have to keep it in the splint.” Booty said he could not tell during the game if it affected him. He hit his finger on a helmet while completing a pass to Patrick Turner. “He fought through it the best he could,” Carroll said. “We could have made a change but we went with our guy.” No extra credit awarded USC defensive end Lawrence Jackson did not give Stanford extra credit for winning with its backup quarterback, Tavita Pritchard. “They didn’t have to do anything special,” he said. “This is about us. Anyone could have been at quarterback. We didn’t execute.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Phil Collin and Scott Wolf STAFF WRITERS The guy on the bike heard a whistle and a shout. “Hey! Get in there.” And onto the Coliseum field trotted yet another entrant into the USC offensive line sweepstakes.
Despite the strong third quarter, Google shares fell $3.79 in after-hours trading. Wall Street is enamored with Google because more advertisers are shifting spending to the Internet, where the company has built the most effective system for connecting with prospective customers. Although it relies on complex technology, Google’s formula is fairly simple. As it processes a search request, Google also scans its database for text-based ads related to the same topic as the query and displays the commercial messages along the side and top of the results page. Google gets paid when someone clicks on an ad on its pages or one of its partners’ sites. There’s ample opportunity to display the ads because Google currently fields about 1.2 billion search requests worldwide per day, based on the latest data from comScore Inc. That’s more than quadruple the number of requests handled by its next closest competitor, Yahoo Inc. While becoming even more dominant in search, Google also is branching in new directions that are creating new ways to sell ads and opening up potential new revenue channels in the software applications market. In the past few months, Google unveiled a way to show text-based ads across the bottom of videos supplied by its YouTube subsidiary and also began distributing ads within “widgets” – the interactive capsules that are becoming Internet staples. “Each of these initiatives give advertisers new and interesting ways to build relationships with customers,” Schmidt said. Google is hoping to become even more powerful by buying an online ad placement service, DoubleClick Inc., for $3.1 billion. Facing protests from privacy activists as well as Google’s rivals, the deal is under review by antitrust regulators in United States and Europe. Schmidt said Google remains confident regulators will approve the acquisition. In a sign of its ambitious expansion plans, Google added another 2,130 employees in the third quarter – more than in any three-month period in its history. Management said the summer additions included about 1,000 hires right out of college and 300 employees inherited in its $625 million acquisition of e-mail specialist Postini Inc. As of Sept. 30, the company’s payroll totaled 15,916 people, including hundreds who have become millionaires because of Google’s high-flying stock.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.After subtracting commissions paid to its thousands of advertising partners, Google’s revenue stood at $3.01 billion – about $70 million above the average analyst estimate. The performance represented a return to form for Google after its second-quarter earnings disappointed Wall Street. The company has surpassed analyst estimates in all but two of the 13 quarters since its August 2004 initial public offering. “Looking back at the quarter, it’s obvious our model works very well,” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told analysts during a Thursday conference call. “It’s all very exciting from the Google perspective.” Investors already had been counting on a stellar quarter from Google. Those assumptions contributed to a 19 percent increase in Google’s stock price during the past month as the shares smashed through $600 for the first time. Google shares added $6.14 Thursday to finish the regular session at $639.62, leaving the 9-year-old company with a market value of just below $200 billion. Coupled with a slight decline in Cisco Systems Inc.’s stock price, Google emerged as Silicon Valley’s most valuable company. SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc.’s third-quarter profit soared 46 percent, hurdling the enormous expectations that have elevated the Internet search leader’s stock price by more $100 during the past month. The Mountain View-based company said Thursday that it earned $1.07 billion, or $3.38 per share, for the three months ended in September, up from net income of $733.4 million, $2.36 per share, at the same time last year. If not for the cost of awarding stock to its steadily expanding work force, Google said it would have earned $3.91 per share. That topped the average estimate of $3.78 per share among analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial. Revenue for the period totaled $4.23 billion, a 57 percent increase from $2.67 billion last year.
In Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service expects sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph along the coasts and in the valleys on Friday through the weekend. The conditions meet the minimum definition of Santa Ana winds, said National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto. “It doesn’t look like a strong Santa Ana,” Seto said. “The winds at 10,000 feet are not strong enough to really give this thing a big boost like the last one we had.” In San Diego County, winds will be in the 25 to 35 mph range in the passes and canyons this weekend, said weather service spokesman Stan Wasowski. firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FIRE DANGER: The gusts are expected to be weaker than before. By Harrison Sheppard Staff Writer SACRAMENTO – Even as firefighters close in on five blazes still burning in Southern California, they also are bracing for a return of moderate Santa Ana winds, with warm, dry gusts up to 50 mph expected Friday and Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The same type of winds were a major factor in the rapid spread last week of massive wildfires that devastated the region, but forecasters said Tuesday the new winds will likely not be nearly as strong as those 75- to 100-mph gusts. Firefighters expect to have four of the remaining wildfires contained by today, with the Santiago fire in Orange County contained by Sunday, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said. But an offshore system Friday “will bring very dry and warm conditions, with potential strong gusts of up to 50 miles per hour,” Berlant said. “We have augmented our staffing for Southern California and will be preparing for this next system to move in.” Staffing includes an additional 25 fire engines, 14 bulldozers, 28 hand crews and additional aircraft including helicopters and a DC-10 air tanker.
AdvertorialThe inside of Patrick Gildea’s new salon.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing love to hear feedback from their valued clients on their salon experience. This is why in order for them to continuously develop they created a system that clients could email them after a visit to give them honest verified feedback. Since the creation of the North West Hairdressing “Centre of Excellence” they have received so many fantastic reviews we felt it would be a shame not to share them with you!Patrick himself is so grateful to all their clients for their feedback.“We are overwhelmed that so many of our clients took time from their busy schedules to provide reviews on their experience, feedback is so important to us because it helps us to improve our client experience every day. We pride ourselves on the experience that we provide our customers and look forward to welcoming them back always,” said Patrick.There were so many great reviews that we found it difficult to choose but here are some of our favourites which have all been verified by Phorest Salon Software: Grace said “I had a great experience today. It was my first time and I know I will be coming to this salon for a long time now after the excellent professionalism the salon has. I was talked through in what I wanted to achieve and I was so happy with the result. This is the first time in all my experiences in various hair salons that I am happy leaving and that’s thanks to the Patrick Gildea team. I can honestly say as I have been to a lot of other salons and never compared to my experience today. Thanks so much again and I will be back real soon.”Anne said “This is my first time in this salon. It’s not just a haircut. It’s an experience”.Emma said “WOW! A Really special salon with excellent staff, delivers a master class in what a salon experience should be.”Maurice said “As always, the Patrick Gildea Team makes the experience both highly professional and enjoyable for the client and I am very impressed with the new Centre of Excellence. It is a pleasure to have my hair styled by the wonderful staff, and it is always great to get a catch up with them every 6 weeks or so”.Rose said “I spend time in Letterkenny every year and have been to the salon a number of times to get my hair done .Today was my first time in the new salon which I must say is fabulous very spacious but comfortable. All of the staff, who dealt with me today made me feel welcome, relaxed and I was given lots of detail re: what would be done with my hair. I was more than pleased with the result and will be back again. It is heartening to get such an experience I work in Customer Service Training in the UK covering a range of businesses and in my experience this is one of the best examples I have seen.” Roisin said “Such a relaxing experience. Felt I was in an exclusive salon in London but it was down to earth without city prices. All the staff were excellent.”Colette said “I found your staff extremely professional during my first visit to your new salon in the summer. I always feel apprehensive going to a salon for the first time but the consultation with your team reassured me and I was encouraged to try lowlights which I absolutely love as they are so subtle but added richness and tone to my colour. My second visit today was a lot more relaxing as I knew I was in capable hands and could trust your highly skilled staff. I will be recommending you to my friends.”Rebecca said “I was given a complimentary consultation on the hair product Nioxin stocked in their salon. The staff explained the range and advised me on the best available for my hair type. Whilst there I opted to have a Nioxin Dermabrasion treatment applied and a blow dry. The salon was buzzing the whole time and what I thought was excellent was not feeling lost which I have felt in other big salons before. That alone will bring me back although so far I am loving the way Nioxin is making my hair feel and look. Definitely recommend it.”Noreen said “Getting my hair done here is an unforgettable experience. Staff are so chatty & friendly while being so professional. I came out of your salon about 10 yrs younger thanks to my stylist’s recommendation. That was on Fri nite last &I have been asked several times since who did my hair. I must also mention that the girl who washed my hair was lovely. Lovely manner. Keep up the good work in there, I will be back!!!” Deirdre said “I always love going to the salon. All the staff are so lovely & professional. With fresh coffee & great magazines. Just a real treat & of course my stylist is fantastic. I always leave feeling a million dollars. Thanks everyone. Deirdre. X”Heather said “When I arrive I do not have to wait very long before I am in the chair & getting down to business, unlike other salons I have used. During the consultation process my stylist actively listens to what I want as well as offering their own professional opinions on what may work but never pushes them and leaves the final decision down to me. The standard of training and experience is evident as from my appointments in the salon I have learned there is a great deal more in achieving the desired shade of “blonde” than just using peroxide! The staff’s interpersonal / communication skills are excellent, they make appropriate conversation but is in no way intrusive or nosey!”Monica said “I love the service, the atmosphere and all the staff 🙂 I have a 1:30 hour return journey to get my hair cut with yourselves, well worth the trip. The new salon is fantastic!”Mary-Francis said “Got my colour and cut today and what a great job, such great hairdressers with lovely personalities who went out of their way to get me lemon for my glass of water and everyone who attended me was lovely. Overall brilliant salon beautiful surroundings very relaxing and most of all best staff in town. Next appointment made Thank you all.”WOW after reading all those amazing reviews, I really want to book an appointment with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing….what about you?PATRICK GILDEA – WHAT THE CLIENTS ARE SAYING! was last modified: November 8th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyPatrick Gildea Hairdressing
Sean Doherty Fruit and Veg has a proud tradition across Donegal.Sean Doherty Fruit & Veg are a local well established company looking to recruit two individuals who are conscientious, enthusiastic and team players to join their current team of dedicated staff.The company currently provides wholesale fruit, prepared vegetables and a range of dairy produce to a wide range of catering businesses in the North-West.This role will suit someone who is flexible and reliable; duties will include Veg preparation, stock Management and van deliveries. You will have HACCP training, a full clean driving licence and experience in food preparation is desirable but not essential.If you are the right person for this role please email your CV to Dohertyfruitandveg@hotmail.com or post it toDoherty Fruit & VegCoolboyLetterkennyCo.Donegalby 5pm on the closing date Friday 15th May 2015VACANCIES: LOCAL BUSINESS SEAN DOHERTY FRUIT AND VEG LOOKING TO RECRUIT was last modified: May 9th, 2015 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:BusinessdonegaljobletterkennySean DohertyVacancy