Video: Shanghai Shenhua star scores STUNNING bicycle kick

first_imgColombian attacker Giovanni Moreno sparks mayhem with this spectacular strike for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua!With his back to goal, the 29-year-old set himself up with some tidy chest control before beating the goalkeeper with a sensational hit into the top corner.Unfortunately, however, the goal couldn’t lead Shanghai to victory, with former Everton captain Tim Cahill also in action as they drew 2-2 with reigning Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande.Check out the world-class strike in the video above!last_img read more

admin December 30, 2019 tavpgy Leave a Comment

Read More

Premier League issues new security guidance to clubs following Paris terrorist attacks

first_img1 Stade de France The Premier League will issue new security guidance to clubs this week following the terrorist attacks in Paris which saw a match at France’s national stadium targeted.League officials have been speaking to police, the Government and security advisers and will provide a full briefing to the 20 member clubs on Thursday, and also issue a public statement.A Premier League statement said: “We are actively engaged with our security advisers and the appropriate authorities, including the Home Office and senior representatives from the police, to assess current security guidance to Premier League clubs.“There is a club meeting later this week where a full security briefing will be given. Following that, further guidance will be issued to the clubs as well as a public statement so fans are fully aware of what to expect when arriving at stadiums.”The attacks on Friday saw three bombs explode in the vicinity of the Stade de France, where France were playing Germany in a friendly.According to reports, one of the explosions took place at a stadium gate after a suicide bomber tried to gain access and detonated his bomb vest after it was discovered during a search by security staff.last_img read more

admin December 30, 2019 tavpgy Leave a Comment

Read More

Those AIK fans make a lot of noise!

first_imgCheck out this video featuring the guys from AIK’s north stand in 2015.They certainly get behind their team and create an atmosphere any player would be proud to play in!READ: TOP FIVE PREMIER LEAGUE GROUNDS RANKED BY ATMOSPHERETOP FIVE SETS OF AWAY FANS, ACCORDING TO ADRIAN DURHAMlast_img

admin December 30, 2019 djjpct Leave a Comment

Read More

Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea: Brilliant Riyad Mahrez gives Claudio Ranieri sweet revenge over Blues

first_img1 Riyad Mahrez dazzled as Leicester beat Chelsea to return to the top of the Premier League and leave Jose Mourinho on the brink of being sacked.Mahrez was a danger from the offset before playing in a delightful cross for Jamie Vardy to give Leicester a first half lead.Immediately after the break Mahrez went from provider to goalscorer when he brilliantly fired in to extend the Foxes’ lead.Loice Remy pulled one back with 15 minutes remaining but it was sweet revenge for Claudio Ranieri, who was replaced as Chelsea manager by Mourinho back in 2004.Leicester sit two points clear at the top of the league while Chelsea hang only one point above the bottom three.Chelsea only had to wait two minutes to see why Mahrez has plagued so many defences this season as he danced into space before firing a low shot at Thibaut Courtois.Eden Hazard had a good opportunity to end his goal drought when he peeled away from the Leicester defence, but his extra touch allowed Danny Simpson to recover and block the shot.Mahrez had another chance as the Blues again failed to close him down but, like his first effort, Courtois was perfectly positioned to deny the Algerian.Hazard limped off after half an hour and things immediately got worse for Mourinho.Mahrez, lurking on the right wing, was given more space and sent in a delicious cross for Vardy to volley past Courtois for his 15th goal of the season.Vardy was booked for a crunching tackle on Diego Costa just after half time as tempers began to boil over at the King Power Stadium.However, Mahrez managed to keep a cool head and on 48 minutes he showed just how cool he was as he showed some quick feet to bamboozle Cesar Azpilicueta before curling in a beautiful left-footer into the top corner to double the Foxes’ lead.Chelsea had their first clear-cut opportunity on the hour mark when Costa was played through, only to be brilliantly denied by Kasper Schmeichel.From the resulting corner, Bransilav Ivanovic missed a golden chance to halve the lead when Willian’s cross reached him at the back post but, two yards out, he completely mishit his volley.After 77 minutes, the Blues did pull one back when Pedro sent in a dangerous cross for substitute Remy to nod in passed a helpless Schmeichel.Chelsea continued to pile forward and fight for their Premier League lives but it was not enough ahead of arguably their most crucial period of festive fixtures in recent seasons. Riyad Mahrez curls in spectacularly for Leicester’s second last_img read more

admin December 30, 2019 orbnaa Leave a Comment

Read More

Middlesbrough confirm signing of Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers

first_img1 Jordan Rhodes Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.The 25-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at the Riverside Stadium.Rhodes joined Blackburn from Huddersfield for £8m in August 2012 and the fee is reported to surpass that figure at £9m.Boro’s aborted move for Rhodes was resurrected a day after the proposed transfer initially fell through.And head coach Aitor Karanka has added Rhodes’ firepower to his promotion challengers after missing out on a return to the Barclays Premier League in last season’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final.A statement on the club’s official website read: “The club is delighted to confirm the arrival of Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers.“The 25-year-old striker has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the club after joining from Ewood Park for an undisclosed fee.”Rhodes scored 87 goals in 148 appearances over three years at Huddersfield and netted 28 times in his first season in the Championship with Blackburn.He scored 85 goals in 169 appearances for Rovers, 11 of them coming this season.Also on deadline day, Boro announced the capture of Leicester defender Ritchie De Laet on loan for the rest of the season.The 27-year-old, who has two senior Belgium caps, has been with the Foxes since 2012.He has made over 120 appearances for them, but last started a Premier League match in September.His first English club was Stoke, and he subsequently joined Manchester United – from whom he spent time on loan at Sheffield United, Preston, Portsmouth, and Norwich – before moving on to Leicester.last_img read more

admin December 30, 2019 orbnaa Leave a Comment

Read More

Iowa pumpkin tax shows not all government innovation is welcome

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In other words, they’re for fun, which is taxable, not food, which is not. Now that’s right up there with declaring a phony emergency to enact a new phone tax, or raising utility rates to subsidize city government. It’s the sort of conduct we’ve come to expect from City Hall, and apparently it’s all too common elsewhere, too. This is the kind of government innovation we can live without. Iowa pumpkin tax shows not all government innovation is welcome PLEASE don’t alert Los Angeles City Hall about what Iowa did this Halloween. Someone might get ideas about how to collect even more taxpayer money to waste. In another act of government innovation, the Iowa Department of Revenue decided to collect sales tax on pumpkins this year by declaring them recreational purchases rather than sustenance. Despite the fact that pumpkins are actually food items, and do contribute to such very important dishes as pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin seeds and pumpkin soup, most folks around October purchase them for use as jack-o’-lanterns. 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

admin December 30, 2019 gfcnhr Leave a Comment

Read More

Writers’ aides put dreams on hold

first_imgThough not union members, many assistants are staying true to their better-paid bosses. “Hopefully, very soon, I’ll be in the writers guild,” Howe said. “When the strike is over and the writers get the deal they deserve, I want to know that I did whatever I could to help.” At the core of the contract dispute is compensation for shows offered on the Internet – a medium that appeals to a number of tech-savvy, young assistants who aspire to create their own online programming and want a piece of the profits. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has said it’s offering writers a share of licensing fees paid by Web sites to stream shows. However, the union rejected the offer, saying the payments wouldn’t begin until six weeks after a show goes online and viewer interest is nearly exhausted. Writers also want a cut of revenue from nonskippable ads contained in many shows streamed free online. The alliance slammed the door on that demand. Howe said he worked and networked his way up from the mailroom at CBS to his current position, which pays $10 an hour, plus overtime. “Take away the strike, and this is a really good job to have,” he said. “It’s hard to get.” When TV writers gather in conference rooms to trade jokes and punch up scripts, the assistants frantically type the changes into a laptop – a precious opportunity to learn the craft. The experience “has shown me how to create a passable script,” said Ryan Harris, a writers’ assistant on the ABC show “Carpoolers.” He and his writing partner recently won an award for best spec script for a sitcom at a writing expo. He hopes the glow of the achievement lasts while he waits out the walkout. For him, supporting the strike is “a pay-it-forward thing.” He and other assistants were planning to join a picket line at Fox studios Monday in a show of solidarity with striking writers. Presidential hopeful John Edwards visited a picket line Friday at NBC studios in Burbank. “I am in this cause with you,” Edwards said to the crowd through a bullhorn. “This is about justice and fairness and equality.” Collins said the strike has tempted her to move back to Chicago, but she intends to hang on to her dream of selling her own sitcom, even if she struggles to pay the rent on her Hollywood apartment.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With his first child on the way and dreams of writing for television, Jeremy Howe thought he had a perfect plan: His job as a writers’ assistant on the TV show “The Game” was set to wrap up in January, when his wife is due. But the Hollywood writers strike has left him unemployed sooner than expected. Now he’s looking for a way to pay his family’s $900 monthly health insurance bill. Howe, 26, and hundreds of other assistants – entry-level staffers who do Hollywood’s grunt work in exchange for a chance to learn the business – are among those least able to afford the economic fallout of the two-week strike. With starting pay around $7.50 an hour, many have little money saved and must take other jobs to make ends meet. last_img read more

admin December 30, 2019 qqlwxu Leave a Comment

Read More

Shares of major homebuilders at longtime lows

first_imgAdding to the mess is an increase in foreclosures, dumping more homes on the market. Lenders issued 635,159 foreclosure filings in the third quarter, nearly double the number a year ago, according to RealtyTrac. The Census Bureau says there is an eight-month supply of unsold homes. The slumping market has caused builders to take huge write-downs reflecting falling values of their unsold homes and options on land. Both Horton and Dallas-based Centex swung to losses in their most recent quarters, caused by falling sales and huge write-offs. Each builder has cut several thousand jobs and reduced the number of homes under construction. Tomnitz said the slump differs from others because speculators who had bid up prices disappeared. “Once those investors could no longer buy a home and flip it for 15, 20 percent more, they left the market,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DALLAS – Shares of two big Texas-based homebuilders fell to their lowest levels in more than four years on Tuesday after their CEOs said that the troubled housing market will weaken further next year. “This is my fourth downturn,” said Donald J. Tomnitz, CEO of D.R. Horton Inc. “No question about it, this is the most difficult downturn Horton and I have worked through.” Tomnitz said his company would decrease housing starts to cut its inventory of unsold homes. Timothy Eller, the CEO of Centex Corp., said, “There is no way to predict when this thing will bottom.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsShares of Fort Worth, Texas-based Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder by deliveries, slipped 17 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $10.41, its lowest mark since early 2003. Centex shares lost 10 cents, to $18.28, its lowest level since late 2002. Their comments came a day after an influential and usually bullish housing analyst with Citigroup downgraded both stocks from “buy” to “hold” and cut ratings on six other homebuilders. Homebuilders enjoyed a boom for several years but were caught with a glut of unsold homes this year when mortgages became hard to get and sales slowed. Builders have slashed prices to sell houses, but buyers have stayed on the sidelines because they’re having trouble getting mortgages and they believe prices will fall further. last_img read more

admin December 30, 2019 ldaufm Leave a Comment

Read More

After refereeing Atletico v Bayern, Mark Clattenburg gets nod for FA Cup final

first_img Mark Clattenburg shows a yellow card to Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich 1 Mark Clattenburg will referee the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United.The 41-year-old, who has been a top-flight official since 2004, will be assisted by John Brooks and Andrew Halliday for the Wembley showpiece on May 21.Neil Swarbrick has been named as the fourth official, with Michael Salisbury will also be on hand as a reserve assistant referee.It will be the first time Clattenburg has refereed an FA Cup final, although he is no stranger to big occasions at Wembley.He has taken charge in the 2012 League Cup Final, the men’s Olympic Final in the same year, and the following year’s FA Community Shield at the national team’s stadium.Clattenburg said: “It came out of the blue. These days you get told of what games you’re doing by text, but when you see a call coming in from The FA referees’ department you know it’s important.“I think every referee who hasn’t refereed the Cup Final works hard every season to hopefully referee one of the most prestigious and important cup finals in the world. “You set yourself goals at the start of the season, and mine was to referee in The FA Cup Final. It’s an honour and a massive achievement.”Clattenburg has courted controversy in the past but is now regarded as one of English football’s finest referees.He will be one of the match officials at Euro 2016 and took charge of the Champions League semi-final between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.last_img read more

admin December 29, 2019 dsvvnr Leave a Comment

Read More

Inter Milan eyeing double swoop for Manchester City duo

first_img1 Pablo Zabaleta’s future is in doubt after making just 12 league appearances this season Inter Milan are preparing a double swoop for Manchester City duo Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure.The pair will both be in the final year of their contracts come the summer and reports claim they could be moved on.Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has already hinted that his client is ready to leave, while Zabaleta’s future is in doubt after making just 12 league appearances this season.Inter Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport, are keen on the duo and have already scouted them ahead of a summer swoop.The Italian club’s manager, Roberto Mancini, worked with the pair during his time at Manchester City and he is keen for a reunion.last_img read more

admin December 29, 2019 cxfhhv Leave a Comment

Read More