‘Barnes got the ball’, says Dyche after horror tackle on Matic

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche defended Ashley Barnes’ tackle on Nemanja Matic in the Clarets’ 1-1 draw with Chelsea.His challenge provoked a fierce reaction from the Serbia midfielder who shoved Barnes to the ground, leaving referee Martin Atkinson with no option but to send him off, however, the Burnley striker escaped punishment.MATIC TO MISS CAPITAL ONE CUP FINAL: TOTTENHAM FANS RUB IT INDyche, though, believes his player was not lucky to stay on the pitch, claiming the pair simply collided at odd angles.“I had no problem with the incident,” he told talkSPORT following the match.“At the end of the day it’s a challenge that happens every week.“Barnsey gets the ball and I think it’s the momentum of the angles the two players are coming in at [that sees the collision].”last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Leeds sign midfielder Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland on two-year deal

first_img1 Leeds have signed Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.The midfielder, who spent a successful spell on loan at Elland Road last season, has penned a two-year deal with the Whites.“It feels good, it’s been a long time coming, been dragged out but now it’s done and we can concentrate on playing football,” Bridcutt said.“I enjoyed myself here last season, the boys made me feel welcome and it was a club I enjoyed playing for. I was very happy here, now we have new management and the persistence from Leeds was all I wanted.”The 27-year-old was nominated for Leeds’ Player of the Year award last season, despite spending less than half of the campaign at Elland Road.His signing comes too late to make him available for Tuesday night’s clash with Fulham, with his second debut now likely to come at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.Manager Garry Monk added: “I’m very pleased to have Liam on board. When I first came into the club, I analysed all the games from last season and Liam contributed really well.“He has that bit of leadership and personality that will help the group. I’m very pleased to have him through the door – I know what he’s capable of.”Bridcutt made 36 appearances for Sunderland, the first of which came in a 3-0 derby victory over Newcastle.Meanwhile, talk of a takeover of Leeds fronted by Italian Andrea Radrizzani continues, with further reports linking the entrepreneur with a Chinese-backed buyout of current owner Massimo Cellino. United have yet to respond. Liam Bridcutt in action for Leeds United last_img read more

Area homeless shelter to close

first_imgROWLAND HEIGHTS – Bill Stone is hoping this is his last winter at the homeless shelter. He says he’s got a few leads that could land him a job. Work can’t come soon enough for Stone, 54. The shelter that has fed him and kept him warm since Dec.15 will close Wednesday, ending its seasonal operation just as temperatures are starting to dip into the 30-degree range at night. “You’ve got to have confidence,” Stone said. “And shelters like this bring out the best in people.” The Winter Shelter, the only one in this area, is run by volunteers from the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless. The shelter spends two weeks at a time in an East Valley church, finishing its run Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Rowland Heights. This year, the shelter has served about 1,000 men and women. Several families with small children also have sought help from the shelter this season, said Bob McKennon, of the coalition. Families with kids are given motel vouchers and a dinner since they cannot legally stay at the shelter, McKennon said. Officials will tally the total number of people served this season later in the week. Organizing the shelter is a full-time job for the volunteers. Coalition member Irene Kubo said she spends about 12hours a day helping the homeless. Kubo made her way up and down the rows of empty cots packed into a hall at St. Elizabeth recently, bombarded left and right by questions from volunteers and others looking to her for directions as they prepared to open the shelter doors. The 2005-06 winter season has gone more smoothly than last, Kubo said. This season, shelter workers said the major problem they faced was sick clients. “It’s usually runny noses and blistered heels,” said Al Matthews, a longtime coalition member. “We’ve had some serious illnesses this year, which we don’t know how to handle.” The shelter faces a new hurdle for next winter, when one of the churches that houses the program will drop out of the rotation to make renovations. The coalition is scrambling to find a replacement for St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Glendora, which usually is home to the shelter the last two weeks of January. “It’s all dependent on churches making themselves available to us,” McKennon said. “Otherwise, we can’t do it.” The coalition, under the blanket organization of the East San Gabriel Homeless Consortium, has for years sought a place to set up a year-round homeless shelter. The No. 1 obstacle the group has faced is finding a site. “Where do we put it? Who’s going to let us do it?” McKennon said. “Who’s going to say welcome to our community, what can we do to help?” There are about 2,700 homeless people , including about 600 homeless children, according to a study in 2003. Even the coalition members say the shelter is a Band-Aid on the homeless problem. An ideal scenario, they say, would be a year-round shelter where the homeless get not only a meal and a bed, but counseling, medical attention and job training. Stone has used the shelter for at least the last four winters. Every year he has said he will make progress, but every year finds him back at the churches. But this year Stone’s energy level is high, his smile wide, and he seems to believe this time his days on the streets really are behind him. “I’m not coming back next year,” Stone vowed. “You better not,” Kubo said with a laugh as she passed by. Last year, George Hanson, 50, spent much of his time in the shelter sporting a huge scab down one side of his face. The injury came when he tripped and fell face-first on a La Puente sidewalk. He said God punished him for drinking that day. Now Hanson’s face is clear and freshly washed. He ministers to the other homeless, talking to them about God and Jesus and the Bible, and dreams of opening a church and a shelter for them. Hanson is making progress, shelter workers said. But, when the shelter closes he will be back on the streets. “I remember before the shelter opened it got down into the mid-30s,” Hanson said. He said it was so cold he started praying. He’s not looking forward to another night like that, but it’s just days until the shelter closes its doors. “I’ll let the Lord take care of me,” Hanson said. in the East Valley (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

Arsenal and Tottenham told Bundesliga centre-back is not for sale

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl says ‘there is absolutely no reason’ for the club to sell Arsenal and Tottenham target Jannik Vestergaard.The defender is wanted by both north London clubs this January after a number of impressive performances.The 25-year-old was also on West Ham’s radar a few years back during his time at Werder Bremen, but their focus is now elsewhere.Arsenal and Spurs have both been linked with signing a new centre-back during the current transfer window, but it seemingly won’t be Vestergaard.Gladbach sporting director, Eberl, has poured cold water on the transfer talk surrounding the club’s star defender.“There is absolutely no reason for us to let Jannik go,” Eberl told Bild. Borussia Monchengladbach star Jannik Vestergaard 1last_img read more

Sancho to snub Man United, Klopp backed for Bayern job, plus more

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says Jadon Sancho will snub interest from Manchester United and stay in Germany next season. (Mirror)Eden Hazard ‘has never said anything about Real Madrid’, according to Chelsea team-mate Willian. Many expect the Belgian to join Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu this summer. (Full story)Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer would not be surprised if Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp took charge of the Bundesliga giants one day. (Goal) 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Crystal Palace (Saturday) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield United (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Huddersfield (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Manchester City (Saturday) – talkSPORTWolves vs Manchester United (Saturday) – talkSPORTMillwall vs Brighton (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs Liverpool (Sunday) – talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND RANKED There are eight live commentaries remaining across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and when you can hear them, below… The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer center_img rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from today’s papers and online… LIVE on talkSPORT LIVING THE DREAM moving on Top storiesSimon Jordan explains why Eden Hazard may snub Real Madrid and stay at Chelsea.Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood exposes myth about Mauricio Pochettino’s spending.Marcelo Bielsa could leave Elland Road if Leeds don’t win promotion, says Danny MillsDean Saunders claims he would not pick Raheem Sterling in his team of the season. Paul Pogba has u-turned on his decision to leave Manchester United this summer following talks with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Sun)Leroy Sane’s mother is getting in the way of Manchester City’s attempts to tie the winger down to a new deal. She also happens to be West Germany’s 1984 Olympics gymnastics bronze medallist Regina Weber. (Mail)Neymar could receive a three-match ban for next season’s Champions League following his x-rated rant after Paris Saint-Germain’s dramatic defeat to Manchester United. (Times) LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Neymar was fuming after the United defeat Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets targets Celtic were paid £9million by Leicester as compensation for manager Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team. (Telegraph)Rafa Benitez faces a battle to make Salomon Rondon’s loan from West Brom permanent. The Newcastle manager is being urged to recruit younger players for his squad. (Mirror)Juventus and Real Madrid have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Inter Milan outcast Mauro Icardi. The striker has not played a competitive game since being stripped of the captaincy in February. (Calciomercato)Real Madrid are winning the race to sign Porto defender Eder Militao, with Manchester United also interested in the £45million-rated 21-year-old. (Sun)last_img read more

Striker Anthony Stokes leaves Celtic as Alan Stubbs admits interest

first_imgHe scored nine goals in 25 appearances for Hibernian under Alan Stubbs and the new Rotherham boss would be interested in a reunion in Yorkshire.“I wouldn’t rule out an interest in Anthony Stokes. But we wouldn’t be on our own,” he said. “There will be a number of clubs interested him, particularly if it’s a free transfer. “I know him from his time at Hibs and at Celtic. Obviously, it doesn’t hurt that I have a good relationship with him already. Republic of Ireland forward Anthony Stokes has left Celtic after being released by the club.The Scottish champions had the option to extend the forward’s contract for a further season but they have called time on the attacker’s six-year spell at Parkhead.Stokes spent the second half of the season on loan at Hibernian and two goals in the Scottish Cup final helped the capital club lift the trophy for the first time since 1902.The 27-year-old fell out of favour under former Celtic manager Ronny Deila, leading to his six-month spell at Easter Road. “I like to have a good relationship with all my players. I talk to them before and after training. I have had a lot of players from Hibs ring or text me to wish me well since I moved to Rotherham.”Stokes was suspended for two weeks by Celtic last December following posts on Twitter criticising the decision to leave him out of the squad for an away league clash against Inverness CT.last_img read more

Extreme entertainment in Joburg

first_imgRolla Bolla: Kirill Rebkovets balances over a stack of cylinders. Denis Ignatov plays with fire. Martin and Visan Espana on the Wheel of Destiny (Images: Mariola Biela) MEDIA CONTACTS  • Collett Dawson   Publicist, Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline   +27 82 653 1338 RELATED ARTICLES • Zip Zap circus school teaches life skills • Cirque du Soleil to wow South Africa • SA puppet company wins a Tony • Fast, furious and female siteTiisetso TlelimaForget the scene in Mission Impossible with Tom Cruise scaling up Dubai’s skyscraper, Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline at the Joburg Theatre is layered with bigger, better and more spectacular stunts.With no safety belts, crash mats, harnesses or any other safety apparatus, the production, originally from Sydney, Australia, is by far the most dangerous extreme acts show South Africa has seen.It opened on 24 May, and is jam-packed with nail-biting, heart-pounding action while also providing side-splitting comedy.Jaw-dropping actsThe headline act, known as the Globe of Death, left the audience in awe as they watched three bikers ride inside a globe of steel at speeds of up to 65km/h, all the while trying to avoid collision.“It’s honestly the most insane piece in the history of theatre,” said the show’s creative producer Simon Painter.“They could die at any point in the act. It’s a ridiculous, crazy thing to do.”Equally dangerous is the Wheel of Destiny, performed by two Brazilian artists, Martin and Visan Espana, whose stunts involve jumping in and out of man-sized cylinder shaped ends of a giant swinging pendulum. The point is to manoeuvre in and out of the wheel as quickly as possible, sometimes even blindfolded.Rolla Bolla, performed by Russian-born Kirill Rebkovets was another favourite among the audience. Rebkovets stacks cylinders one on top of another to make a rolling tower, on which he then places a board that he balances on while the cylinders wobble under his weight.Also popular was the Trampoline Wall. In this act, three athletes hurl themselves, one by one, off a large trampoline on to a wall standing at right angles to it, all the while performing somersaults on the way up and down.Circus fanatics can expect to see anything from shape juggling and artists flinging themselves off double swings to acrobats balancing themselves on each other’s heads and identical twins bending their bodies to fit into barrels.An opportunity for laughsThe host of the show is Salvador Salangsang, who makes a great impression of a non-English speaking character who occasionally yanks unsuspecting members of the audience from their seats only to make fun of them on stage.These pranks are a welcomed break from the adrenaline-charged stunts by his colleagues and add a comic feel to the show.World-class performersLe Grand Cirque features 35 athletes who have been handpicked by Painter from all over the world. The artists come from countries like Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, Britain and the US. Many have been performing in circuses most of their lives.“It’s a 9th generation circus so they’ve done it all their lives,” explained Painter.“Their grandfathers did it, their great grandfather did it. There are two wonderful children who are already training with [their fathers] now.”Painter, who started his career as a classic violinist before turning to theatre producing, travelled around the globe to places such as Outer Mongolia, Brazil and the Eastern Batiks in search of the world’s most unusual and death-defying performers for the new Adrenaline production.“They have to be the best in the business of what they do,” he said when asked how the artists are selected.“Every single one of them is a champion, they’ve won awards and competitions. They have to be at the top of their game. So that’s how we pick them.”They must also be willing to work as a unit because everyone works together on stage, he added.Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline will run at the Nelson Mandela stage at the Joburg Theatre until 17 June.Painter is also planning to bring yet another exhilarating show, The Illusionists, which showcases some of the world’s best magicians, to South Africa next year.Tickets for Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline are available from R190 and can be purchased by visiting or through calling the theatre’s ticketing office on 0861 670 670.The show starts at 8pm Tuesday to Fridays, 3pm and 8pm on Saturdays and at 2pm and 6pm on Sundays.last_img read more

An end to long security queues at airports on the horizon

first_imgDr Mingkai Liu with the device. Credit ANU Long and irritating airport security queues could be a thing of the past after an Australian University research team developed a revolutionary device that could be developed into ultra-sensitive cameras for security screening.A research team led by The Australian National University (ANU) says that the breakthrough could also lead to smaller and safer sensors for driverless vehicles.Lead researcher Dr. Mingkai Liu said the research had already led to a proof-of-concept prototype device and provisional patent.READ: World’s safest airlinesThe device is made with metasurfaces, which are ultra-compact complex structures that can control the direction of electromagnetic waves to perform highly advanced sensing functions says ANU.According to Dr. Liu from the Nonlinear Physics Centre at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering the “device can sense the entire environment surrounding it with unprecedented precision – previously, multiple fixed sensors pointing towards different directions would be required to achieve this.”Dr. Liu said the concept could benefit the development of super-sensitive cameras for security systems at airports.“These future cameras could identify hazardous devices or dangerous chemicals in people’s carry-on baggage when they walk through an airport, without needing them to queue up and go through the various procedures that are necessary now,” he said.“Unlike conventional cameras used in CCTV, this type of camera cannot recognize people’s faces.”Dr. Liu said the concept could provide a new foundation for next-generation electromagnetic devices, including more compact sensors for driverless cars and other vehicles that can help to overcome the safety challenges encountered in today’s technologies.These safety challenges include sensing hazards in rough weathers or narrow spaces.The work, which involved the School of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, is published in Physical Review X.last_img read more

USS Partners with Keonn to Expand RFID System Offerings

first_imgUSS has recently announced the expansion of its electronic article surveillance (EAS) system integration capabilities and offerings to include radio-frequency identification(RFID} technology,made possible through a new partnership with RFID hardware and software manufacturer, Keonn.Spanish-headquartered, Keonn specializes in solution providers and system integrators partnerships to provide industries, such as retail and healthcare, customized RFID system solutions accompanied by trusted installation, integration and maintenance services.USS Chief Technology Officer Robert Simoneau voiced his excitement for the new partnership and technology capabilities, and the possibilities they present for USS’ product development teams.- Sponsor – “This an incredible opportunity for USS to drastically expand our technology and product catalogue,” said Simoneau. “RFID technology is the way of the future. In addition to increasing more-revealing detection, it allows users to better track people and inventory, resulting in safer and more efficient environments. This new partnership helps to remove some of the limitations that we had experienced with our previous RFID product portfolio and will enable us to provide the most comprehensive offering in the industry.”“By leveraging a partnership with a like-minded, innovation-driven, organization like Keonn, we can combine our technologies to develop state-of-the art products that will meet clients’ unique needs not only now, but well into the foreseeable future.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Video System Stops Burglary the First Night. Watch the Police Arrest

first_imgBrandenburg Auto, a family-owned auto repair shop in Lexington, Kentucky, had experienced a break-in where the phone line was cut prior to entry, rendering their previous security system incapable of sending alerts when the intrusion occurred.Jack Brandenburg Sr. was reluctant to deploy a new video system as he felt they already had cameras and was concerned because the new technology would not have a keypad. However, after Danny Goodpaster, Sonitrol Security Consultant, demonstrated the TotalGuard technology and showed him a video of an actual break-in resulting in an apprehension, both father and son decided to move forward.Sonitrol scheduled the installation with an expedited timeline considering the recent loss the business had experienced. The technicians actually finished a previous job earlier than expected, which allowed them to come to the Brandenburg facility one day earlier than planned. Prior to installation, Sonitrol staff had implemented a process of pre-deploying the TotalGuard devices in their offices before arriving on site, which allowed the team to install the entire system in less than half a day.- Sponsor – This was quite a fortuitous turn of events, because that very night, the night before the original scheduled installation, an intruder cut the phone line again and entered through the shop door. The new TotalGuard system was no longer on the phone line, and the unfortunate thief was immediately detected by Sonitrol monitoring personnel and the police were dispatched. Law enforcement arrived quickly, and in numbers, making the apprehension and minimizing the impact to the next day of business for this valued customer.The full system is comprised of three TotalGuard sensors and a standalone TotalGuard, which does not need a panel because it is wired directly to the camera. TotalGuard alarms on motion, impact, audio, and video and communicates to the central station without needing a phone line. The system is arm/disarm via Sonitrol mobile app and the business phone is the keypad, so no maintenance and no wearing out of the equipment. All control is from the mobile app, and updates are pushed to the system automatically.Sonitrol is a sister company of 3XLOGIC. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more