Improved? How all 20 PL 2015/16 kits look with the classic badge

first_img 14. Stoke City 20 With Man City set to change their badge and revert to a round desgin like previous editions, talkSPORT wondered what other Premier League club shirts would look like with their classic crests.Take a look at all 20 current jerseys with the retro badge replacing the current emblems by clicking the yellow arrow above, right.Sadly, talkSPORT are unable to offer tattoo removal laser surgery for those with the badge already inked on your skin, as City are reportedly considering.Also see: ALL 20 PREMIER LEAGUE SHIRTS WITH CLASSIC SPONSORS 9. Manchester City 15. Sunderland 20 20 20 11. Liverpool 20 20 6. Everton 20 20 7. Leicester City 20 20 20 20 20 8. Newcastle United 13. Southampton 20. West Bromwich Albion 5. Crystal Palace 12. Norwich City 4. Chelsea 20 20 10. Manchester United 20 2. Aston Villa 20 17. Tottenham Hotspur 20 16. Swansea City 20 18. Watford 1. Arsenal – to see more current Premier League shirts featuring their classic crest click the arrow above 19. West Ham United 20 3. Bournemouth last_img read more

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House Dems shift agenda on war

first_imgWASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats have put on the back burner legislation ordering troops home from Iraq and turned their attention to war-related proposals that Republicans are finding hard to reject. The legislative agenda marks a dramatic shift for party leaders who vowed repeated votes to end combat and predicted Republicans would eventually join them. But with Democrats still lacking enough votes to bring troops home, the party runs the risk of concluding its first year in control of Congress with little to show for its tough anti-war rhetoric. “We can no longer approach the discussion on Iraq as a partisan issue,” said Rep. John Tanner, a conservative Democrat from Tennessee. “Our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Guardsmen aren’t fighting as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans.” At the same time Wednesday, leaders of the House Armed Services Committee pressed the Pentagon on recent reports that Iraq is buying $100 million in military equipment and weapons from China. In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the lawmakers asked Gates to provide details on whether the purchase will include any U.S. funds and how well the Iraqi government and U.S. commanders will be able to track the weapons. 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.The letter was signed by panel chairman Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri and Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, both Democrats, and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, the ranking Republican.last_img read more

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Investor concerns about economy drive stocks down

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The Dow Jones industrial average fell 120.96, or 0.91 percent, to 13,110.05. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 19.43, or 1.32 percent, to 1,451.15. The Nasdaq composite index fell 25.81, or 0.98 percent, to 2,618.51. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 10.87, or 1.39 percent, to 771.60. Government bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, slid to 4.14 percent from 4.25 percent late Wednesday. Oil prices slipped on the New York Mercantile Exchange, where a barrel of light, sweet crude fell 66 cents to settle at $93.43 after domestic crude oil and gasoline inventories rose more than expected last week and OPEC forecast fourth-quarter demand for oil would be less than expected. Gold prices fell as the dollar strengthened. Investors were troubled by corporate news. J.C. Penney reported a 9 percent drop in its fiscal third-quarter profit on weak sales and cut its fourth-quarter forecast, indicating that housing market problems are taking a toll on shoppers, as well. J.C. Penney fell $2.40, or 5.1 percent, to $44.33. NEW YORK – Wall Street skidded lower Thursday as investors grappled with concerns about the strength of consumer spending and the overall economy after downbeat comments from J.C. Penney Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. Investors soured on retailers and banks, while falling oil prices hurt shares of energy companies. Wall Street is concerned about rising gas prices. Although oil has come off the highs seen last week, prices remain elevated and could crimp consumer spending as the all-important holiday shopping season approaches. “The J.C. Penney comments in terms of their guidance have sort of put another nail in retail. The assumption is the consumer has given up,” said Charlie Smith, chief investment officer at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh. “Three-dollar to $3.20 a gallon gas and house prices falling at 5 percent a year is really a double-whammy the consumer can’t overcome.” 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

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NEED A CHRISTMAS GIFT – GET A FANTASTIC VOUCHER FROM ARENA 7

first_imgThe fantastic Arena7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny continues to go from strength-to-strength, the establishment pride themselves on having great choice for all the family.You can bring the kids to Waynes World Adventure Centre and let them run lose or play a game of Bowling & Laser Quest as a family, before enjoying a delicious meal in either – The Wood Berry Grill Bar and Restaurant or their fabulous Bite and Bowl Diner. One voucher in Arena7 can be used in any of their departments.You can enjoy a game in their VIP Private Bowling Room, better still hire their Private Karaoke Bar complete with finger food and champagne.Arena7 Gift Vouchers can also be used for kid’s parties or even for a group of friends on a night out.Check out everything on offer at Arena7 below and click the link to buy your voucher today: http://www.arena7.ie/product/gift-voucher/ You can also win a Gift Voucher for Arena7 by answering the question on Arena7’s Facebook page:Just follow the link www.facebook.com/arena7 The Wood Berry Grill Bar & RestaurantWaynes World Kids Adventure CentreBowling World: 7 state of the art lanes & VIP Bowling RoomPrivate Karaoke BarPool Hall with 6 Championship Style Pool TablesArcade MachinesBite & Bowl Fats Food DinerTwo Stylish Function RoomsLaser QuestNEED A CHRISTMAS GIFT – GET A FANTASTIC VOUCHER FROM ARENA 7 was last modified: December 17th, 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:Arena 7BusinessCHristmasGift Vouchersnewslast_img read more

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Wenger worried about Arsenal’s title chances following Crystal Palace draw

first_imgArsene Wenger has admitted he is in no mood to dream about the Premier League title, having seen his side slip up against Crystal Palace on Sunday.Alexis Sanchez headed home the opening goal at the end of the first-half, but Yannick Bolasie’s long-range strike 10 minutes from time pulled the Gunners back to a 1-1 draw, which kept them 13 points behind first placed Leicester.There are still 15 points to play for, meaning there is a mathematic possiblity they can win the league, but Wenger’s men are surely not going to close that gap in the current climate.The French boss had not given up hope of winning the title earlier in the year, but following the draw with the Eagles, Wenger seemed resigned that he is set to go another season without success.“Honestly, after the game today I’m not in that kind of mood to dream about the championship,” the 66-year-old said.“I am more in the kind of mood to repair the mental damage and prepare for the next game (on Thursday against West Brom).“It’s much more about that and to look behind us, because everybody is playing well and winning games.“For us it could be a fight until the end to get the place in the top four.”There was a real lack of urgency from the Arsenal team in the draw with Palace, despite the visitors themselves putting in a lacklustre display.Despite controlling the majority of the possession, the Gunners failed to net more than their one goal, and Wenger has criticised his team’s inability to capitalise on their dominance of the ball.He continued: “I’m very, very disappointed.“You have to sometimes win 1-0 and this was one of these days.“We had 70 per cent time with the ball and we didn’t make enough of it.“We lacked accuracy in our final ball and change of pace, didn’t play with enough freedom and flow.”last_img read more

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Cantona: I love Jose… but Manchester United should have signed Pep!

first_img1 Manchester United legend Eric Cantona believes the club have made the wrong appointment in Jose Mourinho and should have chosen Pep Guardiola to replace Louis van Gaal. Mourinho is close to completing a deal to take over at Old Trafford following the sacking of Dutch boss Van Gaal on Monday. And while Cantona holds the Portuguese in high esteem, he doesn’t think he is the right fit for United.He told the Guardian: “I love his personality, I love the passion he has for the game, his humour. He is very intelligent, he demands 100 per cent of his players. And of course he wins things.“But I don’t think it’s the type of football that the fans of Manchester United will love, even if they win. He can win with Manchester United. “But do they expect that type of football, even if they win? I don’t think so.”Cantona turns 50 this week, twenty years after he called time on his illustrious playing career. His arrival in Manchester heralded a golden era for the club, the foundation of Sir Alex Ferguson’s sides domination of English football. He won four league titles during his five years playing under Fergie, and the Frenchman has also made no secret of his desire to manage the club one day. Cantona said: “I do many things and I’m very happy. But if they asked me to become the manager of Manchester United, I would. “Because Guardiola is in Manchester City and they want someone to win things with wonderful football? It’s me.” Cantona says United should have gone for Guardiola, not Mourinho as their new boss last_img read more

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Storm fizzles; fire-scarred areas spared

first_imgThe mud didn’t come and neither did the snow. A storm front that swept through Southern California early Friday left a few traffic snarls and several thousand people in the dark, but it moved so fast there was little rain to bring the region’s fire-scarred hillsides down in flows of mud and water, as authorities had feared. At the same time, mountain ski resort operators were disappointed by the lack of snow. A few flurries were finally reported Friday afternoon in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. “We didn’t get the big dump that everybody was thinking we were going to have,” said Ken Showalter, snowmaking manager at Mountain High Resort. “I was out shoveling sand with the neighbors until about 9 o’clock last night but, really, it seems to be OK this morning,” Silverado Canyon resident Russell Taylor told KTLA (Channel 5) early Friday. “Just a drizzly day – just like home in England.” In its wake, the storm left cloudy skies and a decreasing chance of rain. However, more rain could arrive this evening, officials said, and residents of areas burned by fall wildfires were urged to keep an eye on the weather. “They’re not out of the woods,” forecaster Steve Vanderburg said. “Things could change quickly, basically going from clear skies or partly cloudy skies to heavy rain.” Vanderburg said a low-pressure area was moving into Southern California but that it was still too early to predict whether it would bring heavy rain for the weekend. “You’ll see the sun at times but you might see a shower,” he said. “There could be some thunderstorms and stuff, small hail.” Friday’s storm did knock down a number of power lines, leaving more than 11,000 Los Angeles residents without power before dawn, said Kim Hughes, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Wind-blown palm fronds and water-logged tree branches brought down lines in several areas. About 6,000 customers remained without power Friday afternoon, most of them in South Los Angeles and the Cheviot Hills area, Hughes said. The storm also scrambled early-morning traffic. In Burbank, firefighters rescued two people whose car went off Interstate 5 shortly after 5 a.m. and overturned in 2 feet of water in the Los Angeles River. The pair were trapped for several minutes but were conscious when rescued, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said.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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champForecasters said 3 to 6 inches could fall over the weekend. “We’re not expecting huge amounts but every little bit helps, especially here in Southern California,” which has seen drought in recent years, Showalter said. The Pacific Northwest storm dumped its heaviest rain after midnight and then – propelled by strong winds – quickly moved on. Only one-half to three-quarters of an inch of rain was reported in coastal and valley areas, with as much as 2 inches falling in the mountains, the National Weather Service said. An evacuation order for about 1,000 homes in three Orange County canyons was canceled Friday after the predicted deluge failed to happen. As it turned out, only residents of about 40 homes had followed the order, sheriff’s officials said. Most residents gambled that the hillsides, left blackened and denuded by the recent fires, would hold up. But some did sandbag their driveways and pack their belongings just in case. last_img read more

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Unsolved cases called priority

first_imgFor his part, Weiss said he will be pursuing funds for the plan during budget deliberations that begin in April. “In a budget of $7billion, a $10million program isn’t that much,” Weiss said. Weiss, who has announced plans to run for city attorney in 2009, last week donated $100,000 from his City Council office budget to the Los Angeles Police Department to clear up 100 backlogged cases to be tested for DNA evidence. “The people who have been raped and had evidence collected from them in the most intrusive way deserve to have their cases tested and resolved,” Weiss said. LAPD statistics showed there were 50 rapes reported last month and 74 in October. For the year, there have been 801 rapes reported, compared with 928 in 2006. “This is the crime that a perpetrator commits over and over again,” Weiss said. “We should be doing more to get these people off the streets.”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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champWeiss’ plan would hire 22 new criminalists and four lab technicians over the next two years and provide additional rape kits with a goal to clear up the backlog over 30 months. To dramatize the point, Weiss cited the case of a woman who was assaulted in her home while her 15-year-old son was asleep in an adjoining bedroom. “Like all rape victims, her body was one of the crime scenes,” Weiss said. “Evidence was collected and packaged in a rape kit. The detective was told it would take eight months to analyze the rape kit.” Weiss said detectives believed the woman’s rapist was a repeat offender. When the rape kit was processed, police believe the rapist also attacked two other victims – one of them a child. Aides to Villaraigosa and Bratton said they are studying Weiss’ proposal. Calling it the “public safety scandal of our era,” a Los Angeles city official proposed a $10million program Monday to clear a backlog of 7,000 homicides and rapes dating back at least a decade. Councilman Jack Weiss, who wrote a letter with the proposal to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, said he will be pressing to make solving the crimes a top priority next year. “I am going to hold hearings every week on the backlog of DNA cases until every woman and man in this city is outraged,” said Weiss, who chairs the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. “Everyone says that public safety is our top priority. Well, there should be no higher priority than getting rapists and murderers off the streets of our city.” last_img read more

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