Charlton dramatically rescued a point with a stoppage-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw at home to London rivals Fulham.In what was a strangely uncompetitive affair until the final 10 minutes between two teams bereft of confidence, Fulham appeared destined for victory after taking the lead through goals from Ryan Tunnicliffe and Ross McCormack.However, Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson, on as a substitute, inspired an unlikely comeback by scoring with his first touch before Jordan Cousins headed home their second.The shared points will do little to ease the pressure that had been building on either manager.Fulham’s Kit Symons knows his team are expected to improve on their present position of 13th while opposite number Guy Luzon knows Charlton should be more than two points above the bottom three.A decade ago Charlton against Fulham represented a Premier League fixture between two promising teams but on Sunday it was a match-up of two Sky Bet Championship sides in need of an identity.There is little question each hope to return to the Premier League in the near future but what is less clear is how realistic that ambition actually is. As they had 12 months ago, Charlton began this season encouragingly but they have since lost five of their last seven.Fulham are similarly unpredictable. Two games ago they defeated QPR 4-0 but a 3-0 home defeat by Wolves four days later had left them demoralised.Had Charlton’s Conor McAleny converted the gilt-edged first-minute chance that came his way, therefore, Fulham’s heads would again have dropped and the home team could perhaps have capitalised by earning a convincing victory.Instead, despite both time and space following Cousins’ superb pass, the forward, on loan from Everton, somehow managed to send his shot wide of the left-hand post.Fulham’s greatest threat early on had come from distance when both Jazz Richards and Jamie O’Hara, playing as though aware of goalkeeper Nick Pope’s error-prone form, attempted to score from midfield.Richards’ shot was heading towards the top-left corner, where Pope unconvincingly saved, and the goalkeeper tipped O’Hara’s effort around the post.Perhaps inevitably, though, another costly mistake gifted the visitors the lead. Fumbling McCormack’s 32nd-minute free-kick, Pope spilled the ball to Tunnicliffe who tapped in with ease in front of goal.Their second, in the 59th minute, also came after a touch of good fortune. Charlton remained static as Tunnicliffe sent a left-wing cross towards the lively McCormack. His control deserting him, the forward sent the ball yards ahead of him but was still able to reach it first before impressively shooting first time with his left foot across the area and beyond Pope into the bottom-right corner.Jackson, one of the few survivors from Chris Powell’s reign before Roland Duchatelet’s January 2014 takeover, scored with a header from Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s 81st-minute corner and Charlton responded with greater intensity.Chances came at both ends in the closing stages before, in stoppage time, Cousins read Karlan Ahearne-Grant’s left-wing cross to powerfully head beyond Andrew Lonergan from close range in stoppage-time to seal a 2-2 draw 1
1 Remi Garde Aston Villa have announced the appointment of Remi Garde as their new manager.The former Lyon boss has signed a deal until 2019 and will watch his new side in their Barclays Premier League game at Tottenham on Monday.Villa are bottom of the league having lost their last six games and sacked former boss Tim Sherwood last month.Garde’s first game in charge will be Sunday’s visit of leaders Manchester City and the 49-year-old becomes Villa’s fifth manager in the last five years.He said: “It is an unbelievable honour to be the manager of such an illustrious football club.“I’ve had extremely positive meetings with both the owner, Randy Lerner, and chief executive Tom Fox. They have ambitious plans for the club and I’m excited that they have turned to me to help them realise them.“Obviously we have a difficult task in front of us but I’m looking forward to the challenge with the support of everyone who loves Aston Villa.”Garde spent three years in charge at Lyon, winning the French Cup in 2012, and left for personal reasons in 2014.He held talks with Newcastle earlier this year when the Magpies were looking to replace Alan Pardew.Garde won the Premier League with Arsenal in 1998 and made 45 appearances for the Gunners after joining in 1996 before retiring three years later.He also played for Lyon for six years before moving to Strasbourg in 1993 and won six caps for France.Villa chairman Lerner said: “Remi came with ideas, honesty, humour and a steely sense of what it will take for Aston Villa to be what it is meant to be – hard working, tireless, creative and unwilling to concede.“Nobody at Villa can deny that we are way behind.“We recruited aggressively this past summer and it is our responsibility to now harvest this talent rather than buckle under pressure and criticism – we are better than that.“On behalf of the Board we wish Remi every success.”
1 Norwich are preparing a January swoop for Juventus striker Simone Zaza, according to reports in Italy.The 24-year-old only joined the Serie A champions in the summer, arriving from Sassuolo for £12m.However, the Italy international has struggled to secure a first-team spot at the Turin club and is already considering a move away.According to Tuttosport, Zaza’s unhappiness has put Norwich on alert and the Canaries are now preparing a loan offer.Boss Alex Neil is hungry to add some firepower to his squad in January and reportedly views Zaza as the perfect solution.Tottenham were chasing the Italy international in the summer and they may also rekindle their interest when the transfer window opens once again. Simone Zaza
Tottenham forward Clinton Njie 1 Tottenham have confirmed Clinton Njie has undergone knee surgery. The Cameroon forward suffered a ligament injury during Spurs’ 4-1 Europa League victory against Monaco earlier this month. Tottenham have not said how long Njie, who signed from Lyon on a five-year deal this summer, will be out for. A club statement read: “Our medical staff will monitor Clinton’s progress during his rehabilitation to determine when he will be ready to return to training.” Njie has made 13 appearances, but is yet to start in the Premier League, for Spurs this season and is also yet to score.
The transfer window is always a crazy time for rumours and it’s no surprise that sometimes fans get a bit carried away with it all.But how would you react if a new signing turned up at your club on match day, complete with gorgeous wife and media entourage, even if you’d never heard his name?talkSPORT headed to the Emirates stadium with YouTube pranksters Woody and Kleiny to see how many Arsenal fans would fall for our fake player, ‘Fernando Wwirst’ – a cunning anagram of ‘transfer window’.Watch the video above to see the hilarious reactions of Arsenal fans, as they are fooled into thinking they’ve just bought Europe’s next hot prospect!For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, be sure to subscribe to talkSPORT here!And, if you enjoyed that, why not watch these Chelsea fans claiming to know about players that don’t exist!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Katie played with a lot of poise and maturity. Her presence was big for us,” Jones said. The victory kept Torrance third in the Pioneer League, behind North Torrance (17-3, 6-0) and South Torrance (20-8, 5-1). Torrance will have an opportunity to gain ground when it visits South Tuesday and attempts to avenge a 3-1 loss from its match in September. “We’ll know more about ourselves after we play South,” Jones said. “This is a tough league and we’ve got our work cut out for us.” Also in the Pioneer League … North Torrance 3, Centennial 0: Amanda Smith had seven kills, Loralyn Thompson had five kills and three aces and Wendy Barrios had 20 assists for host North (17-3, 6-0) in a 25-5, 25-2, 25-7 victory. South Torrance 3, Lawndale 0: Megan Exum had 10 kills, 2 blocks and 2 aces to lead host South (20-8, 5-1) to a 25-14, 25-11, 25-13 victory. Janelle Miller had seven kills and three blocks and Chelsey Altough added six kills, five digs and 16 assists for South. Peninsula defeated Western, 11-7, and Loara, 14-2, in pool play in the Canyon Tournament at Canyon High. David Skophammer scored five goals for Peninsula (14-6, 3-2) in the win over Western. Peninsula will continue Canyon Tournament play today in the winners pool. In nonleague matches … Torrance 16, Whitney 7 : Nathan Bee and Phillip Collins both had three goals to lead host Torrance. Kevin Holper had eight saves for Torrance (9-14, 0-6). Miya Gin swept her three singles sets to lead Chadwick to a 14-4 Prep league victory over host Pasadena Poly. Swati Yamamadala also swept her three singles sets for Chadwick (8-4, 6-0). Kerry O’Brien had 19 kills to lead El Camino College (18-1, 7-0) to a 30-20, 30-16, 30-15 South Coast Conference win over visiting Cerritos. Boys water polo Girls tennis JC women’s volleyball JC men’s soccer Rhys Orp had two goals for El Camino in a 3-2 South Coast Conference loss at Compton. Elmer Rodriguez had seven saves for El Camino (6-6-5, 1-3-2). Also in the SCC … Long Beach City 1, Harbor College 1: Miguel Veliz scored in the 81st minute to break a scoreless tie for Harbor (6-5-7, 1-3-4), but host Long Beach City (1-3-4 in SCC) answered with a penalty kick in the 90th minute.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Chelsea Tupuola had 14 kills, 12 digs, four blocks and two aces to lead Torrance’s girls volleyball team to a 29-27, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20 Pioneer League victory over El Segundo Friday at Torrance. “Chelsea played well for us tonight,” Torrance coach Nathan Jones said. “This was an important one for us and she stepped up.” Katie Judd had 13 kills, nine digs and two aces, and Arianna Holguin had 42 assists against El Segundo (2-4 in league).
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “These are God’s children – not just at Thanksgiving or Christmas, but all year-round – and so this is what we do.” With social needs mounting in Southern California – there are more hungry and homeless, more disabled, mentally ill and abused wandering the streets – some churches and synagogues are on a mission. They’re stepping in to help, without the miles of red tape that bog down public aid. At Simi Valley United Methodist Church, congregants work in hard harts and tool belts building Habitat for Humanity houses for low-income families. The 50-member Sonshine Christian Church in Newhall just gathered the money to help a family that lost its home in last month’s wildfires. Before that, members gathered to re-roof and make other repairs at the home of a family in need. North Hollywood’s Temple Adat Ari El hosts a rotating homeless shelter once a month, and organizes regular collections of food, baby items and other essentials for the needy. A couple times a month, a group gathers in a church kitchen in Hermosa Beach and turns eight loaves of bread into sandwiches for scores of AIDS patients. In Chatsworth, meanwhile, women from a church in Northridge bring birthday cakes to Rancho San Antonio Boys Town, a Catholic group home for teens in trouble. For many of the more than 100 residents, it’s the first time anyone’s celebrated their birthday. Church groups like these work hands-on year-round helping those in need – the homeless, the hungry, the incarcerated, the sick and the poor. But unlike seasonal gift collections and food drives, their work doesn’t begin and end with the holidays. “It’s what our faith calls us to do, to reach out to folks in need,” said the Rev. Jerry Stinson, senior pastor at First Congregational Church in Long Beach, which runs programs for the homeless and for poor children. Temple Israel’s leaders met this week at the Long Beach Reform synagogue to begin plans for Mitvah Day in March in which members young and old take on small tasks that make a big difference. Retiree Audrie Wing is a member of the AIDS Ministry of St.Cross by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach. She and a dozen other women meet once or twice a month to make lunch and deliver it to some 75 AIDS and HIV patients at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Earlier this week, the women collected their Costco groceries and turned out piles and piles of tuna, peanut butter-and-jelly, turkey and ham-and-cheese sandwiches. Salad, chips, drinks, cookies and candy were added to the load and three of them headed to L.A. where the feast was set upon tables in a hospital waiting room. “For me, it’s important to my belief, my faith,” Wing said. “It’s important to do something for other people. Being hands-on is very meaningful – not for them, for me.” For the teens at Rancho San Antonio, a birthday cake, a card and perhaps a small gift from members of the women’s guilds at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Northridge go a long, long way. “Some of these kids have never had anyone remember their birthday, let alone make them a cake,” said Brother John Crowe, director of the center. “I think the card oftentimes means the most – someone they don’t know doing these things. They find out there are people in life who care about other people because they are human beings, not because they can do something for them.” “It’s a concept a lot of kids don’t have when they first come here.” In Long Beach, Stinson’s church hosts year-round programs for the homeless and a special summer day camp for children from low-income families. The church, with help from other congregations, allows about 130 homeless to sleep on its grounds, shelter that in the past caused some problems with City Hall, Stinson said. On Sundays, as many as 500 homeless come to the church for two meals, a chance to watch videos and read newspapers and an opportunity to use the church computer room to catch up with e-mail and other business. The summer day-care program means meals for children from low-income households, some academics and a lot of fun. Everyone benefits, Stinson said, when worshipers get their hands dirty helping those in need rather than consider their duty done Sunday mornings after the collection plate is passed. “It’s easy to write a check in a lot of cases,” Stinson said. “It’s only when you volunteer, you begin to understand homelessness. When you work with the neighborhood kids, you understand what poverty does.” In the end, the faithful benefit by practicing the lessons learned from the pulpit and society benefits because people with jobs and homes quickly understand what it’s like to be without, Stinson said. “You begin to see you commonality with those folks and next time legislation comes up you respond differently than when you just write a check. The service leads to advocacy.” For the members of Sonshine, it’s about emulating Christ. “For us faith is everything, and Christ is the example,” the Rev. Richard Assad said. “Real salvation comes from following his example and if we do that, God will give us the strength we need to do what is needed and he will give us the materials.” It’s not unusual, Assad said, for the tiny church to spend its rent money to help someone in need, then find a check to cover the bills. “When we get a call, someone says there’s a project and we need you, they all show up,” he said of his membership. “They either show up with their muscles or they show up with a check. Either one works for us.” In North Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission plants its rotating homeless shelter once a month at Temple Adat Ari El. There, two mission staffers are joined by some 20 temple volunteers who do everything from cooking meals to playing with youngsters who have no place to call home, Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard said. “We very fervently believe in bettering in the world,” Bernhard said. “Part of our task as Jews is to make this world a better place than as we found it.” The temple has made it a goal to help the homeless and work for affordable housing. “It’s not just about doing good deeds, it’s about fulfilling the goal of this congregation,” Bernhard said. “You can go a lot of places to better the world and lots of places to better yourself, but it’s the congregation that allows you to do both.” pa[email protected] 661-257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
There are not many hidden gems left in Donegal when it comes to good places to eat.But if there is one place that continues to push the boundaries when it comes to good eating is Ripples Restaurant over the shores of Mulroy Bay. Already enjoying a stunning location, management at the eaterie have refused to rest on their laurels despite enjying a superb reputation.Instead they have embarked on a renovation programme that has left the restaurant a mongst the finest in the entire country.No matter what the occasion may be, Ripples Restaurant can accommodate large or small social events, corporate dinners and parties of up to 120 seated guests here in KerrykeelRipples pride themselves in the service they deliver in catering for weddings and other such events. With the stunning backdrop of Mulroy Bay on offer you are guaranteed a spectacular location for your big day, with those all-important wedding photos in mind. All wedding receptions are personally supervised by proprietors Des and Louise Mc Gettigan who assist with every detail necessary and menus are specifically developed with the bride and grooms preference and budget in mind.Donegal has been experiencing some of the best weather seen in years and we hope it is set to continue.The sunsets over Mulroy Bay could rival any other heaven on earth and is sure to set the romance alight as you witness it from our beautiful sun terrace. You can be rest assured that however big or small the event is, whether it is a large gathering for an event such as a Wedding or a smaller occasion such as a Birthday or Christening our standard of care, attention and catering/cuisine quality is always second to noneFor any bookings or enquiries for your special occasion or event please call us on +353 (0) 74 91 50110 and we will be more than happy to talk with you about menus, choice of music and all the other particulars necessary to make your event a complete success. HERE’S ONE RESTAURANT CAUSING A FEW ‘RIPPLES’ ON THE FOOD CIRCUIT was last modified: April 19th, 2012 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)
As Easter arrives, global biotech firm Randox, is celebrating the success of its first recruitment drive, as part of its planned expansion under the #Dungloe2020 programme.Lisa and Darren who are working at Randox.In October 2014, the company laid out its vision for Randox Teoranta, a leading life science and engineering centre, which includes a major investment of €25m in the site. This significant investment will see employment figures at Randox Teoranta rise to 540 by 2020.Recruitment began in earnest in the New Year and for the last few weeks, the first of the #Dungloe2020 life scientists, engineers and software specialists have been getting to grips with their new roles at the frontline of improving healthcare; pioneering research and building technology to make a real difference in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and diseases of the kidneys and liver. One of the new recruits, Dr Lisa Staunton, a PhD in Protein Biochemistry, has been with Randox for two months.Lisa said “I’m passionate about what Randox is doing and pleased that I am using my experience to bring scientific breakthroughs in health care directly to the patient. I’m originally from Ballyshannon and was working at the Conway Institute at UCD, but now I can be at the cutting edge of research at home!“Randox has a progressive way of making the most of your skills, I’m learning new skills from the team and they are learning from me, it is about how we can best fit each other to achieve our goals and not a lot of big companies have that flexibility. It is brilliant being able to put in a good, productive day in at the laboratory and then go for a run on Rossnowlagh beach.”23 year old Mechanical Design Engineer, Darren McGeever is also among the first of the #Dungloe2020. Darren graduated in 2014, with an Honours in Mechanical Engineering from Letterkenny Institute of Technology and was concerned that he might have to emigrate: “I’m heavily involved in the local GAA and Soccer teams and was worried that I would be joining a long list of former players who have had to emigrate for jobs; so I applied as soon as I heard about #Dungloe2020. It is just fantastic I could get a job like this right on my doorstep.“I learn something new every day, the technology being developed here is truly ground-breaking and it is great to be part of that, so early on in my career. As well as studying at Letterkenny I.T., I also studied at Galway I.T., back then I used to go home to a cold house – now when I finish work I go to a warm house and my mum’s dinners!”Dr Peter FitzGerald, Randox MD said harnessing the skills of the community is the key to success of the #Dungloe2020 campaign:“The interest we’ve had to date is wonderful – we are attracting high calibre life scientists, engineers and software developers from within Donegal, the rest of Ireland and abroad. I’d like to congratulate and indeed welcome the first of our #Dungloe2020 staff, who will each play an important role as we strive to improve health across the globe.”Steve Ó Cualáin, CEO at Údarás na Gaeltachta, is supporting the #Dungloe2020 recruitment drive. “Údarás na Gaeltachta, are very pleased with the success of the first wave of recruitment for #Dungloe2020. We would like to support Randox Teoranta in their continued recruitment drive over the Easter period and we wish the company continued success with the campaign. We are confident that Randox will achieve its ambitious recruitment targets.”For more information on the #Dungloe2020 positions available please visit randox.com or email [email protected] FOCUS: AN ‘EGGS-TRAORDINARY’ CAREER AT RANDOX TEORANTA FOR THE FIRST #DUNGLOE2020 was last modified: March 27th, 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:donegaldungloerandox