first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings-Daily News LONG BEACH – A 4-year-old Nova Scotia Duck Trolling retriever from Northridge proved to be the top dog in an agility contest Sunday during the seventh annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship at the Long Beach Convention Center. Terry and Kim Simons watched their dog, Slyder, take the first prize in the 16-inch class agility event, which also features such prestigious awards for Best in Breed and Best in Show. The show, one of the largest in the nation, is attended by some 20,000 visitors, and draws top dogs from around the world to compete for $225,000 in prizes. The AKC/Eukanuba championship is billed as one of the most highly competitive events in dogdom. As the dog show directly run by the 123-year-old American Kennel Club, it also offers the world’s highest cash prize to some of the nation’s most finicky dog owners. 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

first_img Jose Mourinho Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was involved in a heated exchange with Manchester City players following his side’s derby defeat at Old Trafford.Mourinho reportedly had milk and water thrown at him and shouted into the away dressing room, while it has also been claimed he was involved in a confrontation with City goalkeeper EdersonUnited’s players and staff are believed to have taken exception to the raucous manner in which City were celebrating their 2-1 success, which included playing loud music in their dressing room.The corridor leading to the dressing rooms apparently became very congested as players and staff made their way through it after the game, and tensions spilled over into pushing and shoving, with City coach Mikel Arteta understood to have suffered a cut to the head.The Guardian has claimed police officers and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff.The incidents occurred after a fiery end to the match. There were arguments among players after United had a penalty appeal rejected in the latter stages.City won with goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi, with Marcus Rashford replying for United. The victory was City’s 14th in succession in the Premier League and extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points.Mourinho conceded afterwards that City’s advantage in the title race was now at a “significant distance”.Asked if it could be clawed back, he said: “I don’t know. We are going to work and fight for it. That is the only thing I say.”Mourinho complained about the late penalty decision, which saw United’s Ander Herrera booked for diving after a challenge by Otamendi.“It is a huge penalty in a crucial moment of the game,” said Mourinho, who also bemoaned his side’s luck.City boss Pep Guardiola had no time for Mourinho’s complaints.“We won because we were better, in all departments,” Guardiola said. 1last_img read more

first_imgAs the runners crossed their finish, volunteers cut off chips stuck to the runners’ shoe laces. The electronic devices help get an immediate and accurate time for the runners. With cameras in hand, families and friends stood waiting for more than four hours to support their loved ones’ accomplishments. Cathy Baldwin and daughter Brianne were waiting for dad Rob Baldwin to finish his first marathon ever. “All he keeps saying is how this is such a personal accomplishment for him,” Cathy said. Accompanied by family friend Alyssa Dibene on Sunday morning, the trio sported painted faces, a colorful banner, and a ton of spirit as they cheered on runners crossing the finish. “You see the people so happy, it makes you want to run,” Dibene said. While the full marathon brought out the experienced marathon runners, it was the 13.1-mile half-marathon that drew the most runners. Inspiring many, C.J. Howard finished 13th in the half-marathon, with a time of one hour, 21 minutes and 46 seconds – breaking the world record title he held for leg amputees. Howard was running cross country at the University of California, Irvine, when he began to feel severe ankle pain. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in December 2002 and his ankle was amputated in April of 2003. Howard says the first thing he did after the surgery was ask his dad if he knew what the world record for leg amputees was. “It would have been the worst thing if they would have told me I could never run again, but I knew I could still compete.” Chuck Howard, C.J.’s father, could not hide the pride from his face. “People always ask me what I think about my son,” he said. “I say I would love to be him when I grow up.” With a price tag of $140,000, three quarters of the funds from the city and the rest from private donations, the marathon is one of Santa Clarita’s biggest events. Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean was in attendance. Usually involved with the quarter-mile, “Kid K” McLean was just glad to see so many people out for the event. “The city is so proud to host this event. This is such a wholesome event that the goal is to bring as many people from outside to understand what we’re about,” McLean said. For L.A. resident Mario Gopar, who came in the top 10 for the half-marathon, it was just a fun run. “Oh, the course was so pleasant and the atmosphere is wholesome,” the construction worker said. (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some ran to break records, others ran to break stereotypes. And some of the estimated 2,800 marathoners who hit the pavement Sunday for the 11th annual Santa Clarita Marathon ran simply for the fun of it. Crowding the sidewalks of the trendy Valencia Town Center, participants and supporters reached almost 4,000. Kevin Dean, cross country track coach at Palmdale High School, took first place in the full marathon with a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 59 seconds. Stricken with a respiratory illness just three weeks ago, Dean said it was his students who kept him going. “Working speed with my boys kept me in the race,” Dean said. Chuck Teixeira, a longtime Santa Clarita runner, hasn’t missed a marathon in 12 years. Teixeira came in a very close second at two hours, 51 minutes and 31 seconds. Carrie Blakemore was the first woman to cross the full marathon finish line at a quick three hours, 15 minutes and 28 seconds. “It is the greatest sense of accomplishment,” Blakemore said, as she caught her breath after her run. The 26.2-mile marathon course took runners through winding paths and the city’s legendary paseos. last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Funeral scheduled for victim of crash WHITTIER – Funeral services for Rosanna Garcia, a California High School graduate and former school band member who died last weekend when her car was hit by a vehicle fleeing from police, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Whittier Hills Baptist Church 16153 E. Russell Road. The services are open to the public. Garcia was 20. Burial will immediately follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3888 S. Workman Mill Road. Neighborhood Watch holds sale LA HABRA – The first meeting of the Community Emergency Response Team training program is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Training sessions will be held at the same times on three consecutive Saturdays – today, and Dec. 9 and 16. The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s CERT program trains residents as first-responders to major disasters in their communities. The complete course gives participants 21 hours of classroom and training exercises. The program is free and open to anyone 18 and older. For more information, call John Rees, (562) 905-9753. WHITTIER – Telechron Neighborhood Watch is having a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 13756 Utica St. Shoppers will find toys, knick-knacks, clothing, jewelry, plants and more. For more information, call (562) 698-7645, or (213)216-4366. Santa to read stories to children LA HABRA – The library in La Habra, 221 E. La Habra Blvd., will host Storytime with Santa at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (562) 694-0078. Kids encouraged to keep an eye out WHITTIER – Seemore, the eagle, will be introduced at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the MASH-Neighborhood Watch Group meeting at Telechron School, 11200 Telechron Ave. Seemore will join representatives from the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department at the meeting. Seemore encourages kids and adults to keep an eagle eye out for people such as graffiti vandals and others who damage county parks and facilities and to not be afraid to report such people and incidents to authorities. For information, call (562)698-7645. Local families to receive gifts, aid WHITTIER – Operation Holiday Program, run by the Quakertown Professionals and the Assistance League of Whittier’s auxiliary, have raised $2,000 to help needy Whittier families for the holidays. Each family selected by the local Salvation Army will receive $500 worth of items from their “wish list,” including toys and personal and household items. Each family also will receive a $75 gift certificate to purchase food. The Assistance League’s auxiliary is open to all local women who work a minimum of 20 hours a week. Volunteers must donate a minimum of 20 hours a year. For more information, call (562) 693-4555. Rose float pins are on sale for $5 SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city is selling commemorative Rose Parade Float pins for the 2007 Rose Parade. The pins, designed by famed float artist Raul Rodriguez, cost $5 each. They are available at the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce office, 12016 E. Telegraph Road, Suite 100. For more information, call (562) 944-1616. – From staff reports 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

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Jan Siewert’s Huddersfield face West Ham today REAL DEAL whoops West Ham vs Huddersfield: How to listenFull commentary from the London Stadium will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage getting underway at 12pm.Russ Williams will bring you all the build up with Alex Crook and Alvin Martin on commentary duty.To tune in just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED no dice huge blow REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star West Ham vs Huddersfield: Line-upsWest Ham: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Antonio, Lanzini, Anderson, Arnautovic.Subs: Balbuena, Snodgrass, Adrian, Hernandez, Nasri, Masuaku, Perez.Huddersfield: Lossl, Durm, Smith, Kongolo, Lowe, Bacuna, Stankovic, Mooy, Rowe, Ahearne-Grant, Pritchard.Subs: Billing, Hamer, Mounie, Jorgensen, Hadergjonaj, Daly, Puncheon.Referee: Jonathan Moss Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January shining Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won West Ham vs Huddersfield: Kick-off timeThe Premier League tie will get underway at 3pm on Saturday, March 16.The sides drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture in November with Felipe Anderson cancelling out Alex Pritchard’s early opener. 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City West Ham star Felipe Anderson Huddersfield make the trip to West Ham today in desperate need of a victory if they are to pull off an unlikely escape from relegation.The Terriers are rock bottom of the Premier League table and look doomed but a win in east London today could give them a glimmer of hope. gameday cracker LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars deals 2 tense last_img read more

first_img17 April 2013 South Africa’s historic 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy next year promises to be nothing short of spectacular, with government expected to pull out all the stops, says Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile. Speaking to SAnews on Tuesday, Mashatile said government was planning a spectacular line-up of events in the build-up to the 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy in 2014. The planning will start after President Jacob Zuma’s address on Freedom Day later this month. Freedom Day is an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994 and since the dawn of democracy, the country has been commemorating Freedom Day on 27 April every year. This year, President Zuma will give the keynote address at the Freedom Day celebration to be held at the Union Buildings under the theme: “Mobilising society towards our democracy and freedom,” Mashatile said. “Of significance is that we will use this year’s Freedom Day celebrations to launch a year-long build-up programme leading up to the historic 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary of liberation, we hope to be joined by the people of the world, many of whom have made it possible for us to achieve our freedom and to sustain it for two decades. “This year during the Freedom Month, the President will [give us] an indication on how we are going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of freedom and that will be the beginning of planning for the major celebration next year,’ he said. Source: read more

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes Android is the world’s most popular mobile platform—and now you can learn how to build Android apps for free.See also: What Developers Need To Know About Android LOn Wednesday Google announced a free Android-app training course, one intended to give you up-close-and-personal experience with the mobile platform used in more than 190 countries and millions of mobile devices. The course, “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” walks you through six lessons for building your first cloud-connected Android app. In a blog post, Google stresses that the course is designed for people with some programming experience, but not necessarily any Android or even mobile experience. Of course there’s a catch. It costs $150 a month to sign up for Udacity, where Google is offering the course. There’s a two week free trial, but Google recommends you take eight weeks, working six hours a week, to practice the course’s six lessons. Though if you’re looking to save money, perhaps you could blast through that before the free trial ends. Check out Google’s video to learn about the steps you’ll go through in the course:Screenshot via Udacity Tags:#Android#free#Google#learn to code#mobile#online education#Udacity center_img lauren orsini 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts last_img read more

first_img!*225/plane1.jpg Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have added to their air fleet.They are nw the proud owners of a fighter jet. They purchased a Dornier Alpha Jet like the one pictured. They are storing it in a hangar at Moffett Field in Mountain View.Our news helicopter flew over the hangar and found a closed door, but the control tower confirmed the jet was inside. The New York Times says the plane is outfitted with scientific instruments to help out with NASA missions. The Google founders also own several other jets including a Boeing 757.All of the planes have landing rights at Moffett, which is within a few miles of the Google campus.Brin and Page are not the only Silicon Valley moguls to buy a military plane. Oracle’s Larry Ellison owns several aircraft, including fighter jets. If you click on the video link above you can see raw video of Ellison flying his MiG 29. sourcelast_img read more

first_imgAfter winning three successive international tournaments, badminton mavin Saina Nehwal is confident of conquering the next month’s World Championship in Paris.”Considering the way I am playing and the results that I have achieved so far, I hope to win this tournament,” Saina said on the sidelines of a felicitation programme by BAI and Premier Brands.The world number three won the India Open Grand Prix Gold in Chennai, Singapore Open Super Series and also defended her Indonesian Open Super series crown recently.Her red-hot form also won her captain’s cap for the elite competition, where India are fielding a nine-member team.”I don’t know why I have been made the captain but I can say I will give my best and cheer my teammates. For everything else it has to be my coach Gopi sir,” said Saina, who was presented with 24-carat gold coins by Premier Brands, the official sponsor of the Indian team.The other members of the team for the August 23-29 competition, are Aditi Mutatkar, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Chetan Anand, P Kashyap, Sanave Thomas, Rupesh Kumar and V Diju.The Hyderabadi said she laid emphasis on her fitness and strokes in the last six months and it showed in her performance.”I worked on my fitness a lot and also playing less tournaments this year and devoting more time in training has helped me improve strokes as well. So my stamina and range of strokes came good during these matches,” she said.Saina said she does not fear facing strong Chinese player and is ready to take them on the World Championship.advertisement”Chinese are beatable and I have proved that in the past.They are the powerhouse of badminton but all the countries have also improved a lot now and I have always been comfortable against them,” Saina said.Asked about rankings, Saina said,” It is just a number.You play well, it moves up and you lose it goes down but I want to be the number one and I know if I can keep doing the hard work, I will.last_img read more