SAT, JAN 2, 2016ARSENAL 1NEWCASTLE UNITED 0GOAL: ARSENAL: KOSCIELNY 72.Arsenal are now two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League after a narrow win over troubled Newcastle. A draw looked likely until defender Laurent Koscielny came to the rescue with a close-range winner in the 72nd minute. Newcastle could have come away with at least a point, having been on the front foot for much of the second half.LEICESTER CITY 0AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0GOALS: NONE.Leicester wasted the chance to return to the top of the Barclays Premier League after Riyad Mahrez had a second-half penalty saved against 10-man AFC Bournemouth. Moments after Bournemouth captain Simon Francis was sent off for denying Jamie Vardy a goal-scoring chance, Artur Boruc denied Mahrez with a two-handed save.MANCHESTER UNITED 2SWANSEA CITY 1GOALS: UNITED: MARTIAL 47; ROONEY 77. SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 70.Wayne Rooney’s brilliant winner beat Swansea as Manchester United ended a run of eight games without a win.The goal ensures that Rooney is now second place on the all-time Barclays Premier League goal-scoring lists on 188, 72 behind Alan Shearer. After a dour first half, Martial headed United in front, before Gylfi Sigurdsson’s glancing effort set nerves on edge at Old Trafford.Manchester United move up to fifth, two points behind Tottenham.NORWICH CITY 1SOUTHAMPTON 0GOAL: NORWICH: TETTEY 76.Alex Tettey’s second-half goal gave Norwich a hard-fought win over 10-man Southampton at Carrow Road. Saints went a man down when Victor Wanyama was sent off, with Norwich scoring just three minutes later. Canaries’ striker Dieumerci Mbokani had missed good chances from close range before the break, while Steven Davis forced the hosts’ Declan Rudd into a good save in the first half.SUNDERLAND 3ASTON VILLA 1GOALS: SUNDERLAND: VAN AANHOLT 30; DEFOE 72, 90. VILLA: GIL 63.Sunderland boosted their Barclays Premier League survival hopes as they ended a run of five straight defeats with a win over bottom-side Aston Villa. The hosts took the lead against the run of play when Patrick van Aanholt’s low 20-yard shot deflected wickedly off Micah Richards and into the net. A brilliant acrobatic volley from Carles Gil levelled after the break, before Jermain Defoe’s low strike. Defoe added a late third, leaving Villa with no wins in 19 league matches.WATFORD 1MANCHESTER CITY 2GOALS: WATFORD: KOLAROV OG 55. CITY: TOURE 82; AG¸ERO 84.+Late goals from Yaya TourÈ and Sergio Ag¸ero rescued Manchester City as they came from behind to beat Watford in an entertaining finale. Watford went ahead after the break when Aleksandar Kolarov headed Ben Watson’s corner beyond Joe Hart, who had the situation covered, for an own goal. With defeat looming, TourÈ side-foot volleyed Kolarov’s corner into the near post to level. And Ag¸ero headed Bacary Sagna’s fine cross home to secure a rare away win.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2STOKE CITY 1GOALS: WBA: SESSEGNON 60; EVANS 90. STOKE: WALTERS 81.Jonny Evans grabbed a stoppage-time winner for West Brom as Stoke suffered just their third defeat in 13 matches. After a sterile first 60minutes, Stephane Sessegnon fired the Baggies into the lead with a powerful shot. Stoke created little in the second half, but substitute Jonathan Walters headed them level from a superb Joselu cross. Almost immediately, the visitors’ Geoff Cameron was sent off for striking Claudio Yacob, before Evans tapped home after a goalmouth scramble.WEST HAM UNITED 2LIVERPOOL 0GOALS: WEST HAM: ANTONIO 10; CARROLL 55.Andy Carroll scored against his former club as West Ham leapfrogged Liverpool in the table thanks to a first league double over the Reds for 52 years. Michail Antonio beat Nathaniel Clyne to Enner Valencia’s early cross to net the Premier League’s first goal of 2016. Liverpool midfielder Emre Can was denied by the bar, but Jurgen Klopp’s side were off the pace throughout. Carroll sealed the points after meeting Mark Noble’s cross.SUN, JAN 3CRYSTAL PALACE 0CHELSEA 3GOALS: CHELSEA: OSCAR 29; WILLIAN 60; COSTA 66.Guus Hiddink maintained his unbeaten record since taking over from sacked Chelsea boss JosÈ Mourinho as his side extended their unbeaten run to four with an impressive dismantling of high-riding Crystal Palace. Oscar gave the Blues the lead when he latched onto Diego Costa’s pass. Willian made it 2-0 with a delightful long-range effort, then turned provider for Costa after Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey spilled the cross.EVERTON 1TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1GOALS: EVERTON: LENNON 22. TOTTENHAM: ALLI 45.Former Spurs winger Aaron Lennon netted against his former club, but Deli Alli ensured Spurs extended their unbeaten away sequence to nine games, their best run for 20 years. In a rare Everton attack, Lennon put the home team ahead with a half-volley. Alli then levelled before the break, controlling Toby Alderweireld’s cross-field ball with his chest and finishing low beyond Tim Howard.
Members of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, NPSCU & Northern Health get a cheque for $100,000 from NPSCU – Photo: Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation took a major step forward today in their campaign for a CT Scanner. North Peace Savings and Credit Union and their Social Responsibility Committee have donated 100 thousand dollars towards the purchase of at CT Scanner. This is the single largest donation the Hospital Foundation has recieved from a locally owned company. So far almost one third of the money need to purchase the CT Scanner has been raised within the community. In total over 400 thousand dollars has been raised with a goal of 1.3 million dollars. The Foundation hopes the Credit Union’s donation will cause other companies to think about making a donation to the CT Scanner Campaign. Currently 20 percent of the people that use the Hospital need a CT Scan and at the moment have to be moved to Dawson Creek. If you would like to make a donation call 250-262-5299.- Advertisement –
California State Parks is looking for actors, history buffs or just plain curious people to bring Antelope Valley’s history to life at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve this season. Just curious about what living history is and who we’re bringing to life? We’re looking for volunteers to dress as general or specific people from our local history while reenacting a historic chore or project at the Poppy Reserve visitor center. You can either talk to visitors as if you are that person and it’s that era, or just talk about your character as your current self. Come to the training to learn more. No commitment is required at the training, but we hope you’ll be excited by this fun opportunity. All levels of experience from nonactors to professionals are welcome, with or without knowledge of local history. Living History training will be from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday at the Mojave Desert Information Center, 43779 15th Street W., Lancaster. We will discuss tips and techniques for living history reenacting, and we’ll have information about some of our local characters and the colorful variety of folks that have crossed this valley during the past two centuries, from miners to farmers to aristocrats. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.
“Now it’s more like Mexican with fusion ingredients – and we are doing more fish and steaks. In the last four years, I think people have been changing their tastes. Customers want Mexican influence but more upscale dishes.” Hotter and spicier items are also preferred. “We are now using chipotle, pasilla, habanero, serrano, jalape o and guajillo chiles – no Anaheims, as they are too mild. “I go to Mexico twice a year to research ideas and taste authentic food in Mexico,” says the 25-year company veteran who was born in Sinaloa and grew up eating a lot of seafood. Unlike the Grill, the El Torito restaurant menu features more traditional Mexican fare, while Acapulco restaurants offer California Mexican food. At Frida Mexican Cuisine, a 5-year-old, 75-seat Beverly Hills restaurant, customers can also dine on upscale, authentic Mexican cuisine, including handmade corn tortillas. The fiery spice of chiles and the refreshing tang of lime have always been the tasty back story in Mexican fare. The beans, rice and tortillas have become staples. Now those basics are undergoing a change as they fuse with other foods and flavors to step up the options in Mexican cooking. “The food has changed at El Torito Grill (locations in Sherman Oaks and throughout the Southland) and is now more upscale,” says Roberto “Pepe” Lopez, executive chef of Real Mex Restaurants, who oversees and develops contemporary selections for the Grill menus as well as those of El Torito, Acapulco and Las Brisas. “We experiment (with new creations) the most at the Grill. When we first opened almost two decades ago, more combinations (plates) were on the menu. The wood-fire mesquite grill and tortilla camal are key tools to making fresh menu selections. Most of the recipes used are from Mexico – Southern, Northern and Central regions, including the Yucatan, Sonora, Mexico City, Acapulco, Puebla and more, says Vicente Del Rio, the manager. People confuse Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. “A lot of people think real enchiladas are in red and blue tortillas with yellow cheese,” but that’s more Tex-Mex. “The authentic ones are regular corn tortillas filled with cheese or chicken and a red, green or mole sauce topped with cheese and sour cream.” Trendy now are ceviches – fresh and in lots of combinations with Asian foods, chiles, shrimp, tuna combined with onions, avocado and chile serrano, and prepared with soy sauce, lime and a touch of chipotle chile. “The sauce tastes amazing,” says Del Rio. Also popular are grilled tuna, shrimp or fish tostadas served with chipotle mayonnaise sauce and topped with avocado or guacamole. Tequila martinis with a twist of lime on the rocks are also hip and chic, as are shots of frozen tequila. Food and culture have evolved in this country over the last two decades, says Chicago restaurateur and chef Rick Bayless, co-owner of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, in his recently released 20th Anniversary Edition of “Authentic Mexican, Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico,” written with his wife, Deann Groen Bayless. Because “Hispanics, the majority of them Mexican, have become the fastest-growing immigrant group in North America,” most non-Hispanic Americans no longer need to travel south of the border to encounter a real taste of Mexico, he adds. For home cooks, once-difficult-to-find ingredients such as chipotle chiles, dark green poblanos, fresh tomatillos, fresh cactus paddles, roasted tomatoes and key limes are now readily available in grocery stores and in a variety of forms (dried, ground, canned, pickled, etc.). Many have gone mainstream and are flavoring other things like barbecue sauces, salad dressings and chutneys, says Bayless. Salsa is now more popular than ketchup, and Haagen-Dazs dulce de leche ice cream is one of the company’s best sellers. Some of the trendy new creations in the works that will be added to El Torito Grill restaurant menus today include: AHI TUNA: Covered with cumin and cayenne pepper, then seared (not cooked through), served with a tamarind-chipotle sauce, serrano chile-fennel mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and papaya relish. ENSALADA DE CEVICHE: An appetizer or salad made by marinating raw ahi tuna a couple of hours in a mixture of salt, black pepper, ground-up Peruvian chile (ajei) and shrimp broth. Chopped cucumber and papaya are added, and then it’s topped with habanero red onions (marinated in lime juice and habanero chiles). PICANTE STEAK: Top sirloin steak marinated 2 hours in cayenne pepper, garlic, cilantro, salt and olive oil, then mesquite-grilled. Served with caramelized onions and roasted corn, grilled asparagus, serrano chile-fennel mashed potatoes and a corn cake. SANTA FE TORTE: Although this isn’t new, it’s a popular menu favorite and has been tweaked a little through the years. The stacked 5-inch-diameter round creation is made by layering corn and red chile crepes (made at the restaurant) with a filling mixture of diced cooked chicken breast, red chile sauce, corn, diced pasilla chiles and shredded Jack cheese in between. Topped off with mango-pineapple salsa, it’s served surrounded with red chile and jalapeno sauces. Hungry for more? Adobe Cantina 29100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills (818) 991-3474 A fun outdoor-dining setting with patios, fire pits and fountains. Border Grill 1445 Fourth St., Santa Monica (310) 451-1655 Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, the Two Hot Tamales, have raised the bar on Mexican cuisine. El Torito Grill 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818) 907-7172 Innovative, upscale Mexican fusion cuisine. Loter a! Grill Farmers Market at the Grove 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles (323) 930-2211 The Mexican food is heavenly in this bare-bones setting, say fans. Sonora Cafe 180 S. La Brea Blvd., Los Angeles (323) 857-1800 It’s been offering innovative Mexican/Southwestern food for years. Tamayo 5300 E. Olympic Blvd., East Los Angeles (323) 260-4700 This attractive restaurant features artwork from the late Rufino Tamayo and delicious food. Frida Mexican Cuisine 236 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills (310) 278-7666 Stylish, gourmet Mexican restaurant. La Serenata de Garibaldi 1842 E. First St., L.A., (323) 265-2887; also 1416 Fourth St., Santa Monica, (310) 656-7017 La Serenata Gourmet 10924 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles (310) 441-9667 All three Serenata locations serve delicious Mexican fare – some say it’s fabulous.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000David Beckham’s Miami franchise is due to make its MLS debut in 2020 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Eric EspadaMIAMI, United States, Sep 5 – David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise will be known as Inter Miami, it was confirmed Wednesday.A statement said Beckham’s team, which is due to join the league in 2020, would be officially named Club Internacional de Futbol Miami. The name, which mirrors Serie A giants Inter Milan, was chosen to reflect Miami’s status as a “truly global location that welcomes and embraces all cultures and communities.”“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team,” Beckham said.“It’s an honor to announce the new name and crest to our fans,” added Beckham, Miami MLS Owner and President of Football Operations.“We are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.”Inter Miami’s black and pink club crest features two herons standing back to back set against the backdrop of an eclipse.The club’s motto — “Libertas, Unitas, Fortuna” — pays tribute to concepts of freedom, unity, solidarity, inclusiveness, opportunity and good fortune for all, the club said.“Our city and our fans draw their strength from the dreams of a global population that calls Miami home,” said Miami MLS Managing Owner Jorge Mas.“It is only fitting that our name pays tribute to the inclusiveness that makes us who we are.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The first time Mara Desso picked up a shotgun, at age 12, she amazed her father by breaking 21 out of 25 clay targets. A junior at Valencia High School, Mara has since honed her skills through a scholastic shooting program. At 16, she is one of the top female shooters in her age group in the country. Shooting clay targets with a shotgun is a growing sport at high schools and elementary schools across the country. More than 7,000 students from fifth through 12th grade now take part in trap, skeet and sporting clay activities and competitions in 35 states. And unlike more traditional high school sports, everyone who comes out to shoot makes the team. In clay target shooting sports, no tryouts are required and nobody sits on the bench. Girls shoot alongside boys. “We have everyone from the No. 1 senior academic student down to kids who are struggling academically,” said Brad Harker, shooting coach at Chippewa High in Doylestown, Ohio. “We have some of the top athletes down to those with no athletic ability. I have kids that weigh 80 pounds and kids that weigh almost 300 pounds.” In the second year of Chippewa’s shooting program, Harker has 78 students. “It is the largest club, and that includes all the varsity sports, clubs, bands and everything else,” he says. The Scholastic Clay Target Program was introduced six years ago by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms trade group, partnering with national skeet, trap and sporting clay associations. Ninth to 12th graders compete in the program’s senior division; sixth through eighth graders in the junior division; and fifth graders and below in the rookie division. In Tennessee, more than 1,500 students at 100 high schools and middle schools take part in clay target sports, with some offering letters just like in football, basketball and soccer. To benefit from that growth, the state’s four major universities have started their own shooting teams. Coaches and instructors say they have overcome many parents’ and administrators’ concerns about mixing guns and school by emphasizing the sport’s discipline and safety. Safety classes are sometimes held on school grounds, but no guns are brought on school property. All clay-target shooting practices and events take place at nearby trap and skeet facilities. Before shouldering a shotgun, every student must complete a comprehensive firearms safety course, said Lance Rider, shooting coach at McKenzie High School in McKenzie, Tenn. Parents “find our kids are held to a much higher standard than in any other sport they participate in,” Rider says. “We have a zero tolerance on safety violations because we have no second chances.” McKenzie High, a pioneer in shooting sports, has gained national attention for its all-girl championship shooting team. In fact, the Scholastic Clay Target Program reports strong growth among girls: The number of girls ages 12 to 17 taking part in shotgun sports has grown 56 percent over the past five years, said Steve Wagner, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Shooting sports provide an activity for many students who aren’t able to play other school sports, says Gail Miller, a shooting coach at Wood Creek High School in Roseville, Calif. “These high schools have all gotten big and they have budget issues,” he says. “If you look at their sports, the majority of their kids don’t get to participate. There are a lot of kids with nothing to do.” Miller says the program in California started five years ago with five kids and now has 600. “You don’t have to have big muscles, run fast or jump high” to compete in shooting sports, added Karen Dolan, a state program director and shooting instructor for the program in Rochester, N.Y. Coaches say the discipline required by shooting sports, however, builds students’ confidence quickly, and improves their focus and concentration, which carries over to the classroom. Students in Chippewa High School’s program pay $25 to take part, and there are loaner guns provided for those who don’t have a shotgun. “We tell the kids not to rush out and buy a shotgun until their skills are developed,” Harker says. “As instructors, most of us have several shotguns, so we are emptying our gun cabinets out for these kids.” High school shooters compete for scholarships offered by some 30 universities, said Chad Wittenburg, an official with the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, which has provided grants for high school shooting sports since 2004. Scott Powell’s daughter, Heather, is a senior honor student in the trap-shooting program at Chippewa High. She has decided to attend the University of Montana, her father says, in part because the honors dorms have secure gun rooms, and the university offers shooting sports and Olympic training programs. Like other champions coming out of the Scholastic Clay Target Program, California’s Mara Desso aspires to compete at the highest levels. Asked when she first started thinking about competing in world championship and Olympic shooting events, she answers: “Not too long ago, really. It was after I shot my second hundred straight targets.”
It was no ice cream sunday at the seaside as the Celts overcame the conditions and Glengad to book a spot in the last 8 of the Ulster Cup.A first half header from Aaron McClafferty appeared to have sent the home side through before a deflected leveller late on.Down to 10 men and against all odds, Eamonn Sheridan showed a touch of real class to twist two defenders inside out before lobbing the keeper from 18 yards for a sublime lead goal in ET. The Brae Sniper then got his sizeable forehead on a corner for a rocket header to seal the win. Excellent performance from all the bhoys on a tough day for a well deserved win.Special mention for debutant Ryan Connolly who excelled in a second half cameo. RATHMULLAN HOOPS BEAT GLENGAD IN EPIC CUP BATTLE was last modified: January 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:RATHMULLAN HOOPS BEAT GLENGAD IN EPIC CUP BATTLE
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Tennessee Titans know the ball will be flying when they face the Arizona Cardinals, even if they don’t know who will be throwing it. “We are a passing team,” Cardinals coach Dennis Green said. “I don’t think Philly would be embarrassed by saying that, so we’re not going to be embarrassed by saying it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Warner has the experience, McCown has the mobility. Warner started the first three games before going down with a groin injury. McCown started the last two and threw for 385 yards in a victory over San Francisco and 398 in a loss to Carolina. “They have the same type of statistics. They’re going to try to do the same thing,” Tennessee defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, a Cardinal until this season, said of the two quarterbacks, “get the ball to their play-making receivers. We’ll prepare for them about the same.” The Titans (2-4) and Cardinals (1-4) bring similar resumes and rosters. Both are young and have had a hard time holding onto leads — and the football — late in the game. “I think we’re in the same boat,” said Steve McNair, the 11-year quarterback who won’t play today because of back and ankle injuries. “It’s all about jelling and competing every Sunday and doing the things that it takes to get the chemistry down. I think that’s the difference in being a great team and being an average team. You’ve got to have a chemistry.” The Cardinals’ record is depressingly familiar to locals, but the exploits of Boldin and Fitzgerald at least provide some entertainment for the 37,000 or so fans expected to watch the game at Sun Devil Stadium. Boldin has 36 catches for 547 yards and two touchdowns, Fitzgerald has 36 catches for 504 yards and three scores. They have topped 100 yards receiving in the last two games, the first time a duo has accomplished that in the Cardinals’ history. “Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin get the ball in a lot of different ways,” said Dave McGinnis, the former Cardinals head coach and now linebackers coach for Tennessee. “They make a lot of yards after the catch.” Boldin was NFL rookie of the year in McGinnis’ last season at Arizona. “He’ll run through tackles, run through people,” McGinnis said. “He’s big, he’s strong, he’s physical.” Tennessee, meanwhile, is counting on its young receivers, especially with fifth-year veteran Drew Bennett out for at least two games with a dislocated left thumb. The old man of the group is third-year player Tyrone Calico. The others are rookies Brandon Jones, Courtney Roby and Roydell Williams. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Green, whose strong control of everything Cardinal has never been more evident than it was this week, won’t say whether Kurt Warner or Josh McCown will start at quarterback today. None of his players would even offer a hint, either. But given the Cardinals’ sputtering running game and the presence of two of this season’s most prolific receivers in Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, preparing for the pass seems a safe course of action.