Category: ibyvuupc

Bigger buses in June; bicyclists know the wheel deal

first_imgSo with the ever-growing popularity of the bus line, when will it become a train? Built on a former railroad right of way, the Orange Line is designed to convert to rail if needed, but that decision depends on ridership, said Marc Littman, Metro spokesman. Before a rail line would even be considered, passenger demand has to be there. Meanwhile, bigger buses are the next step, Littman said. In other words, stay tuned. ALONG FOR THE BIKE RIDE: If you see more co-workers wearing bike helmets into the office this week, they’re probably participating in California Bike Commute Week, an annual project of the nonprofit California Bicycle Coalition. Breaking all sorts of records, more passengers than ever rode the Orange Line in April. Latest figures show weekday ridership at 23,814, a leap from March by about 520 boardings, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports. In all, it’s a 27 percent increase from April 2006. To accommodate the growing crowds, Metro in June will bring one 65-foot bus to the 14-mile route. Extending about five feet longer than today’s buses on the line, the behemoth can carry about 14 more passengers. If successful, Metro will look to phase in the 65-foot bus to replace aging 60-footers. On Thursday, bicyclists can ride most public transportation for free, including Metro buses and rails, Los Angeles Department of Transportation Commuter Express, Santa Clarita Transit and Long Beach Transit. In L.A., about 1,860 have pledged to ride their bikes to work on Thursday, said Jose Ubaldo, Metro spokesman. The 13th annual program kicked off Monday. NATIONAL GAS OUT TUESDAY: Mobilized by mass e-mails, a nationwide movement urged all drivers not to fuel up Tuesday to “put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.” But a one-day embargo won’t create turmoil for Big Oil because drivers still rely on gas and will eventually fill up later in the week. “I think people feel very frustrated and want to strike back in some way,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “So you don’t buy gas for one day, but you’re going to have to buy gas sometime.” If drivers want to make a real impact, they should buy hybrids and fuel-efficient cars and forget the SUVs and big pickups the next time they need another car, Kyser said. The national average for regular unleaded gas is $3.08 a gallon, about 15 cents higher than last year at this time, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s daily fuel gauge report. Naturally, California has the highest prices in the country at $3.48 a gallon for regular unleaded. The cheapest gas can be found in South Carolina at $2.83 a gallon. ROAD RAGE SURVEY: Surprise, surprise. L.A. ranks among the top five U.S. cities for road rage, according to a survey released Tuesday. But coming in at No. 4, L.A. is actually a nicer place to drive than Miami, New York and Boston – the top three offenders on the list from AutoVantage’s In the Driver’s Seat Road Rage Survey. It’s the second year in a row that Miami has won the title for having the country’s rudest drivers. Survey participants in the Florida city pointed to drivers running red lights, yakking on cell phones and slamming on brakes, according to the Connecticut-based automobile membership club. The most courteous place to drive? Portland, Ore., knocking out last year’s winner, Minneapolis-St. Paul, which tumbled from grace in 2007 to No. 14 out of 25 on the list that ranks cities from the most road rage incidents to the fewest. (818) 713-3746 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

Morata’s Chelsea debut upstaged by Mueller

first_imgMorata made his mark soon after, flicking on a corner for Michy Batshuayi to finish and ensure a tight finish to a pre-season friendly that saw both sides close to full strength.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, whose side defended poorly in falling behind 3-0, praised Morata’s “great will to fight” but said it was too early to judge his performance.“He is a good buy — but it’s right to give him the right time to adapt to our method, our idea of football,” Conte said.It was German international Mueller, whose future has been rumoured to be in doubt after Bayern’s loan signing of James Rodriguez, who was the outstanding player on the night.Playing in front of a crowd of over 48,000, it took Bundesliga champions Bayern just six minutes to score with Brazilian defender Rafinha rattling a 25-yard drive past Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who should have done better.Bayern struck again six minutes later and this time the on-form winger Franck Ribery picked out the unmarked Mueller with a deft chipped cross, and the forward volleyed home in acrobatic fashion.With Chelsea struggling to find their rhythm and all at sea at the back, a moment of brilliance from Mueller saw the Germans extend their lead, as he curled a shot past Courtois after surging through the centre for 3-0.Chelsea’s response came in first-half stoppage time as a Victor Moses cross found Marcos Alonso, and the defender drilled past Bayern goalkeeper Tom Starke.Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti insists Mueller is going nowhere.“Thomas is very important because he is an intelligent player and is able to find space, to be ready,” said Ancelotti.“He was good also last year, he didn’t score a lot of goals but his position on the pitch was always good. In this moment, he is more efficient close to the goal and this is important.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller scored twice as the German champions beat Premier League winners Chelsea in a Singapore friendly © AFP/File / Johannes EISELESINGAPORE, Singapore, Jul 25 – Big-money signing Alvaro Morata grabbed an assist on his debut for Premier League champions Chelsea on Tuesday but was upstaged by two-goal Thomas Mueller as Bayern Munich won 3-2 in Singapore.The Spanish international striker signed for Chelsea from Real Madrid in a deal reported to be worth up to 80 million euros ($92m) last week, and climbed off the bench with about 30 minutes remaining of the exhibition match.last_img read more

Functional Barca to play Chelsea at their own game

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Conte’s Chelsea could come up against a less expansive Barcelona than they might expect in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown © AFP / Pau BarrenaBARCELONA, Spain, Mar 14 – Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will aim to frustrate Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday but they may find an opponent less expansive than they expect.Barca have set the standard in recent years for the most glittering style of football but Ernesto Valverde has instilled a new style this season, built on resilience, organisation and hard graft. With Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez left to their own devices up front, Barcelona’s midfield has become more conscientious and its back-line harder to breach.Atletico Madrid, as much renowned in defence as Barca have been in attack, have conceded only one goal fewer than the Catalans in La Liga all season.Chelsea, however, enjoyed success at Stamford Bridge with a dogmatic approach, when only Messi’s equaliser spoilt what was otherwise a controlled Blues performance. Willian’s opener means Conte’s side take a 1-1 draw to the Camp Nou.“We come to do exactly the same job as we did at Stamford Bridge,” Willian said on Tuesday.“Without the ball we have to stay compact like we did at Stamford Bridge, we have to do the same job. We know here the pitch is big and we have to stay together and to not concede goals and go for the counter attack as well.”But it remains to be seen how bold Barca will be. They beat Atletico 1-0 at home earlier this month to move eight points clear at the top of the table but it was not an eye-catching display.With Philippe Coutinho ineligible, Paulinho is likely to start against Chelsea, and the midfielder will bring athleticism and energy in place of Coutinho’s creative spark.Barcelona may be happy to play Chelsea at their own game, sustained by their crucial away goal and confident that, given the chance, Messi and Suarez can land the knock-out blow.– Iniesta key, Messi well rested –Andres Iniesta trained on Tuesday and is likely to be key for Barcelona against Chelsea © AFP / LLUIS GENECaptain Andres Iniesta will be key and the Spaniard appears to have won his battle to be fit after recovering from a hamstring strain. He was included in Valverde’s squad on Tuesday.“We know what Andres brings to the team, not only on the pitch but as a captain,” Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets said.“You give him the ball and he always knows what he has to do to create chances.”Conte conceded Chelsea would have to play the “perfect game” to reach the quarter-finals and they will need Eden Hazard to deliver too.Hazard has grown frustrated in recent weeks with his lone role up front but when asked to compare the 27-year-old Belgian with Iniesta — who will soon be 34 — Conte seemed to lay down a challenge.“We’re talking about two different players with different careers,” Conte said. “Iniesta won a lot in his career, Hazard has to start winning important trophies.”On the impact of Iniesta’s possible return, Conte added: “I like to compare him with Andrea Pirlo. We are talking about a genius of the football.”Barca are still unbeaten in La Liga and Messi will be well-rested, having sat out Saturday’s win over Malaga to attend the birth of his third child.The Argentine arrives with five goals in his last four games.“He will be fine,” Busquets said. “In fact he will be more motivated than what we are used to and physically he is going to be great, after having an extra game’s rest. I hope that this is perfect.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool to lose starlet to AC Milan next summer

first_img1 Liverpool attacking midfielder Suso has agreed to join AC Milan when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain.The 21-year-old joined Liverpool back in 2010, arriving from Spanish side Cadiz, but he has since struggled to make an impact at Anfield.Suso has just six months remaining on his current contract at Liverpool and reportedly has no plans to extend the deal.And now, according to Marca, AC Milan have agreed terms with Suso and the Spaniard will join the Serie A side when his contract expires at the end of the season. Suso in action for Liverpool last_img

Man United transfer news: hero to return from La Liga and Reus latest

first_img 5 5 Are Darren Fletcher’s days at Old Trafford numbered? Take a look at the report, below, then click the arrow to see who could arrive at United… – According to the Manchester Evening News, the United boss is deliberating over the future of Darren Fletcher, with West Brom believed to be keen on the midfielder. Baggies’ boss Tony Pulis is reportedly keen on taking the Scottish international to the Hawthorns as he looks to save the club from relegation. Dortmund’s Marco Reus is one of the most sought-after players in world football, but there are disappointing reports coming out of Germany – Read on, below, then click the arrow to see who could leave before deadline day – Without a doubt one of the most sought-after players in Europe, it seems as though every day brings with it a fresh report surrounding Marco Reus’ future. In recent weeks, the Borussia Dortmund man has been linked with every major club across Europe, but it doesn’t look like he will end up at Old Trafford, much to the ire of United fans. As reported by German publication Bild, it doesn’t look like he will be heading to Manchester just yet, as his agent has ruled out a move for now. Man United continued their top four assault with a rare victory away at the weekend, as the Red Devils finally got over their travel-sickness by beating QPR 2-0.With Arsenal, Southampton and Tottenham all winning, the three points were very important to Louis van Gaal’s side, but the Dutchman’s attentions may turn towards the transfer window with just two weeks remaining for potential arrivals.Click the arrow to see who United have been linked with and who could leave Old Trafford before deadline day.Man United fans, where do you need to strengthen this month? Comment below… Nathaniel Clyne – Saint to Devil? Click the arrow to see could be signing a deal with the club soon… – According to ESPN, Van Gaal is secretly working on a deal for Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne to help find a solution to United’s problems at right back. Gerard Pique set for Old Trafford return? Read all about it, below, then click the arrow above to see who could arrive at United and who could leave before deadline day… – The Red Devils’ need for defensive reinforcements is blindingly obvious and the Express say that one such option could be Barcelona’s Gerard Pique. United are tipped to make a £15m bid for the 27-year-old, but they could also face competition from Chelsea for his signature. It seems highly unlikely that the Red Devils could land him in January, with Barca facing a transfer ban, stopping them from bringing in any players. 5 5 5 Paddy McNair – surely the club won’t let him leave for nothing? – Another United regular who could be set for a surprise departure is defender Paddy McNair. The 19-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season at Old Trafford this season, but with his contract set to expire this summer, the Northern Irishman is free to talk to other clubs as of this month. Although United would surely be keen on keeping hold of their young star, they could be powerless to stop him leaving unless a new deal is agreed soon.last_img read more

Rodgers to replace Mourinho as interim Chelsea boss, Di Maria ‘never wanted’ Man United move – Paper review

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Axed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers could be installed as interim manager at Chelsea, if the club decide to give under-fire manager Jose Mourinho the boot. Rodgers’ stock remains high at Stamford Bridge, where he served as youth and reserve team manager in Mourinho’s first reign in charge. (Belfast Telegraph)Blues owner Roman Abramovich is also considering former head coach Andre Villas-Boas as a potential replacement for Mourinho, with the Portuguese set to leave Zenit at the end of the season having turned down a contract renewal. (Fichajes)Chelsea are set to move for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira in the January transfer window, with the 25-year-old Brazilian – who has scored 16 goals in 11 games this season – keen to push a move through. (Daily Mail)Angel di Maria has revealed he never wanted to join Manchester United. The Argnetina star arrived at Old Trafford last summer for an English record fee, but moved the French giants Paris Saint-Germain just one season later. (Marca)Man United will step up their bid to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane after they failed to score in 120 minutes in the League Cup defeat by Middlesbrough. (The Sun)Chelsea and Manchester City will compete with Barcelona and Bayern Munich for 22-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who is valued at £72m. (Daily Express) Manchester United and Liverpool target Nicolas Gaitan, 27, is ready to sign a new contract at Benfica. (Daily Star) Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has revealed he was left enraged over his treatment by former manager Brendan Rodgers. (Daily Telegraph) Arsenal are keen to recall Serge Gnabry from his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion in January. (Daily Telegraph)Stoke boss Mark Hughes wants Jon Walters to stay at the Britannia Stadium — and hopes the club can still reach an agreement to prevent the forward from quitting the Potters. (Daily Express)And here’s the latest headlines…‘Old-school’ Arsene Wenger must be blamed for Arsenal’s injury problems, Raymond Verheijen tells talkSPORTPaul Scholes blames Louis van Gaal for Wayne Rooney struggles and says: I wouldn’t enjoy playing for himPaul Pogba’s agent reveals ‘doors are open’ to leave Juventus in big-money moveFlamini IN, Ozil out wide – Danny Murphy’s plan for Arsenal to cope without injured stars‘Jack Wilshere can make the difference for Arsenal and England’, insists Barcelona superstar XaviLiverpool news: ‘I’m going to really enjoy his style of play’ – Adam Lallana hails Jurgen Klopp‘Chelsea ARE playing with confidence’ – Stoke star Charlie Adam backs Blues to bounce back after League Cup shockWest Ham chairman David Sullivan says the Hammers are ‘optimistic’ of Premier League and FA Cup doubleSlaven Bilic insists West Ham will NOT be busy in the January transfer windowExclusive – Andy Gray says Aston Villa MUST appoint experienced boss but backs Dwight Yorke for key roleExclusive – Michael Dawson on Dele Alli’s ‘unbelievable’ rise: ‘He’s going to be very important for Tottenham and England’last_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Volunteer Centre has offered to include it’s core group of 1,500 registered volunteers by inviting them to take the opportunity to participate in local events for the Donegal Gathering 2013.Speaking this week, John Curran, Manager of the centre said, “We are delighted to be able to assist and lend our support to The Donegal Gathering. Our unique service provides volunteers qualified to assist in every aspect of work The Gathering 2013 may require.” Caroline Jahn, Placement Officer for the Donegal Volunteer Centre added, “This is an exciting opportunity for Donegal and a fantastic initiative. The Donegal Volunteer Centre is focused on supporting volunteers and local groups by connecting people to opportunities to help support a vast array of community initiatives, and the mission of The Donegal Gathering is exactly the same.”In response to this magnificent gesture, Barney McLaughlin, County Co-ordinator, said,”We are thrilled to receive such support from our friends in the Donegal Volunteer Centre. The Gathering is about harnessing the energy of our people and demonstrating to ourselves and others exactly what we are capable of with a little community spirit and enthusiasm.“I ask every Donegal person, at home and abroad, to get behind The Gathering, and ensure that you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate all that’s great about Donegal”.Meanwhile, TV3 and The Gathering are offering one viewer €5,000 towards flights to bring whoever you want, from wherever you want in the world to attend your Gathering in 2013. The Donegal Gathering is calling on individuals, families, clubs, communities to organise gatherings, big and small. All you have to do is fill in your details and, in 300 words or less, explain the idea you have for your gathering and who you’d choose to bring home from abroad to take part.For further information on the competition check out: DONEGAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE RALLIES THE TROOPS FOR DONEGAL GATHERING was last modified: November 21st, 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)last_img read more

Liverpool star more of a leader than Harry Kane, claims England legend

first_img Latest England News 2 Stuart Pearce believes Jordan Henderson has been more of a leader for England than Harry Kane at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The Liverpool captain has enjoyed a wonderful tournament, dictating the Three Lions with and without the ball in a deep-lying midfield role allowing him to utilise his ferocity and passing range to great effect. How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 2 England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania “Why was he my captain? Because he is totally selfless to the group – he puts the group before himself and that is a great trait for any captain, any leader.”Although it may seem incredulous now, there were massive doubts about this England squad heading into the World Cup.Harry Kane was not deemed to be a suitable leader, whilst Henderson was even being considered for a role as a centre-half.But, after dispatching Colombia and Sweden en route to their first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1990, Pearce believes Henderson epitomises all that is good about this young and hungry squad who continue to prove their doubters wrong. RIP LEGEND have a look preparation While many individuals will choose to focus on Golden Boot leader Kane and his accomplishments in Russia, Pearce believes it is the midfielder who should be garnering more attention for his efforts.Having given him his bow at Under-21 level, the Nottingham Forest and England legend explains just what makes the 28-year-old so vital.He said: “Harry Kane is the more silent captain; Henderson is the one pointing and telling people from the centre of midfield what they should and shouldn’t do.“I think he potentially, if you asked the players, they look up to Harry Kane and what he’s done and the goals he has scored, but the influence that Henderson has got will be massive in that group. Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane are spearheading the Three Lions’ assault in Russia TALENT center_img He added: “When asked the question a few months ago about who should captain England, Kane or Henderson – for me, take your pick.“For me, either one would do a fantastic job.“I think both of them give their all to the team as well as for themselves.“There was question marks about should it be him or Eric Dier going into this tournament, I think he has answered that.” England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 explained Second is best Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 sad day GETTING READY Kane may wear the armband, but it is Henderson who is the real leader according to Pearce ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it “The influence Henderson has got is massive within that group”🗣️ Stuart Pearce thinks that Jordan Henderson has been more of a captain than Harry Kane in this World Cup. 🏆 #TSWorldCup— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 9, 2018last_img read more

Tottenham in failed £25m bid for Chelsea striker on deadline day

first_imgTottenham failed with a £25million bid for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on transfer deadline day, according to reports.The 20-year-old was apparently keen on joining Spurs, but the deal was blocked by the Blues. 3 Tottenham wanted to bring Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham to north London He returned to Stamford Bridge this summer, has been training with Maurizio Sarri’s first-team and featured in the Blues’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Community Shield.Yet he finds himself behind Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in the Chelsea team, so is likely to leave the Bridge again this season, with Steve Bruce reportedly keen to bring the talented hitman to Villa Park. 3 Abraham has two caps for England, playing in friendlies against Germany and Brazil in November 2017 center_img 3 Spurs made history this summer by becoming the first Premier League club ever not to make any new signings during the summer transfer window.But it has been claimed club chiefs were working hard to make something happen in the final hours of the window, only to have their plans scuppered by London rivals Chelsea.According to, Tottenham had identified 20-year-old Abraham as the perfect player to play deputy to star striker Harry Kane.The two-cap England international was apparently keen on the switch too, but Chelsea – not wanting to lose one of their up-and-coming stars to a direct rival – rejected Spurs’ offer.It remains to be seen whether the north London side will reignite their interested in Abraham in January. Abraham was a success at Swansea, and yet will not get a chance with Chelsea this season The young striker is now expected to join Aston Villa on a season-long loan.Abraham is one of a number of promising young players who have seen their route to the first-team obstructed at Chelsea, having made just three senior appearances for the club.The young striker signed a new five-year deal with the Blues last summer before joining Swansea City on loan for the season, scoring eight goals for the Welsh side.last_img read more

Liverpool ace only cooked Iceland pizza until lunch ladies made him packed dinners

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Gomez struggled following his move to Liverpool in 2015 Tag your pizza partner in crime 👇 below… for a chance to WIN a year’s supply of 🍕🙌😱T&Cs:— Iceland Foods ❄️ (@IcelandFoods) October 16, 2017Gomez was a fan of Iceland pizzas following his move to Liverpool“So a lot of the time I would take food home from the training ground to heat up.“The ladies there — Carol and Caroline — would pack my meals and I would microwave them. They were brilliant to me, so nice.“You take home the lunch so it could be the same meal twice, but I didn’t care. I loved their sweet potato.“The biggest thing for me was coming from a family of seven and having to suddenly get used to my own company all the time. 2 scrap Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City BEST OF Joe Gomez has revealed he struggled to cope with his move to Liverpool as a teenager and relied on the Melwood canteen ladies to help him cope.At just 18 years old, the defender secured a dream move from Charlton to sign for Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side in 2015. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Tipped to be the next ‘big thing’, Gomez struggled on the pitch as he was deployed in an unfamiliar left-back role because of injuries to key players.But he has now revealed he also struggled off the pitch as well, leaving the security of his family home and his girlfriend Tamara to being alone in an apartment in a foreign city.“We just packed my car and drove up,” he told the Daily Mail. “Tamara stayed the first night but was at university in London. She would come up every weekend but, that apart, I was by myself.“It is a lot to cope with. I had no exposure to it. I couldn’t cook. I could put a pizza from Iceland in the oven but that was it. revealed Gomez and Van Dijk have established themselves as one of the best Premier League centre-half pairings this season Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST gameday cracker “You go home after training and over-think everything because you have nothing to distract you and I struggled with that.“I would dwell on things. I am very much a boring guy anyway. The lads here give me stick for that. So I just went home, thought about stuff and did nothing. There is never a point where you think ‘I don’t want to be here’ because you are at an amazing club with amazing people.“You have an opportunity that many kids would dream of. You know what you are doing it all for.“But it was hard at times, those first two years, I won’t lie.” Most Popular Football Stories tense Since making the move, Gomez has lost almost two years of his career to a debilitating knee injury acquired at the beginning of his spell. However, he has since recovered to become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s backline.The Reds are unbeaten in the 11 of the 12 Premier League games Gomez has started alongside £75million signing Virgil van Dijk – winning seven, drawing four and losing just once.Such form makes it easy to see why he has been tipped as ‘the next Bobby Moore’. But the 21-year-old is firmly grounded, thanks to a little help from Carol and Caroline in the canteen.last_img read more