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first_img Celtic great Gemmell dies at 73 GLASGOW, Scotland (AP): Tommy Gemmell, the Celtic great who scored one of the goals that helped the Scottish club win the European Cup in 1967, has died after a long illness. He was 73. Celtic announced the death of Gemmell yesterday, saying the full back was a “true legend”. Gemmell scored the equaliser and played a key part in Stevie Chalmers’ winning goal as Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British team to win the European Cup. He also scored in Celtic’s 2-1 loss to Feyenoord in the European Cup final in 1970. Gemmell played for Celtic from 1961-71, making 418 appearances and scoring 63 goals. He won six Scottish league titles and seven domestic cups with Celtic, and played 18 times for Scotland. Sammy, Samuels for final? LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC): Media reports here say West Indies players Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels have confirmed their participation for the Pakistan Super League final once their side, Peshawar Zalmi, qualify for the championship game. Sammy, who captains Zalmi, and Samuels, who also represents the franchise, have reportedly told management of their availability, despite the exodus of foreign players due to security concerns surrounding the game set to be staged here Sunday. Zalmi take on Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard’s Karachi Kings in today’s second qualifier for the chance to face Quetta Gladiators in the final set to be held in the violence-plagued Pakistani city. Neither Gayle nor Pollard is expected to play if Kings advance, with Sri Lankan teammate Mahela Jayawardene also set to be unavailable. Bolivia challenges FIFA LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says the Bolivian Soccer federation has appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. CAS detailed a timetable yesterday that should take several months to reach a verdict. FIFA imposed 3-0 losses against Bolivia for a 0-0 draw with Chile and 2-0 win over Peru last September. The amended results have lifted Chile over Argentina into an automatic World Cup qualifying place in the 10-team South American group. In both disputed games, Bolivia fielded Paraguay-born defender Nelson Cabrera as a late substitute. FIFA said he was not qualified to represent his adopted country.last_img read more

Watford hope to sign Spanish star

first_img Juanfran in action for Real Betis Watford are still hoping to land Real Betis utility man Jaunfran despite not having a manager.The Hornets, looking for a new boss after head coach Beppe Sannino left his post at the weekend, have bid in excess of £1m for the 25-year-old Spanish player, who can play at the back or in midfield.He is not the same Juanfran who is a defender at Atletico Madrid. 1last_img

Salah lauds ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool after Champions League glory

first_img0Shares0000The 26-year-old forward puts his fingers to his nose in celebration after opening the scoring the only goal of the first periodMADRID, Spain, Jun 2 – Mohamed Salah expressed his delight at playing a full role in Liverpool’s 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham on Saturday, after injury ruined his night against Real Madrid a year ago.The Egyptian went off injured and in tears during the first half of last year’s final after hurting his shoulder during the 3-1 loss to Real. “Everyone is happy now, I am glad to play the second final in a row and play 90 minutes finally,” Salah told BT Sport.“Everyone did his best today, no great individual performances today, all the team was unbelievable.”Salah scored the second quickest goal in the final of the modern Champions League, blasting home a penalty less than two minutes into the match following a handball by Moussa Sissoko.“I have sacrificed a lot for my career, to come from a village to go to Cairo, and to be an Egyptian at this level is unbelievable for me,” said Salah.Divock Origi, who scored the winning goal against Barcelona in Liverpool’s remarkable semi-final comeback, sealed victory three minutes from time with a superb low finish.“This is a moment I’ll never forget, it’s a great moment for the club and for the city,” Origi told BFM.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

One-armed businessman shows grit

first_imgVALENCIA – For Jim Groman, steel nerves and perseverance can overcome anything – a life-altering accident that took his right forearm, homelessness or just a tough carpet stain. The 44-year-old Canyon Country carpet cleaner had faced more adversity in his teens than most people are likely to see in a lifetime. When he was 18, a motorbike accident left him with third- and fourth-degree burns over 85 percent of his body and claimed the arm and his left pinky. He was discharged from the hospital in about four months, only to drift into homelessness. His parents had separated and sold the family home. “The house was in escrow when I got out,” he said. “As teenagers, you don’t really know what could happen.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Yet Groman still thrived. Over the past 21 years, he has built a $200 investment in a portable carpet steamer into his own business – J&M Carpet Care – and established a warm home with his wife and two children. “When it’s dirty, you just scrub it till it’s clean,” he said. Groman arrived, tubing in hand, at 9 a.m. sharp for his first job on a recent Saturday – cleaning 73-year-old Joan Chenoweth’s one-bedroom apartment, which she shares with her pet Chihuahua, Jesse. “You got to be regimented about it,” Groman said. “You’ve got to show up when you say you will. … Never go up empty-handed. I always carry a couple lengths of hose. It saves you a couple of trips.” Chenoweth welcomed Groman in, then left for breakfast and took Jesse with her. She said a neighbor had recommended the carpet man as quick, with an eye for detail. “I’m sure he could do the job,” Chenoweth said. Groman jumped into action, connecting the water line and unraveling a hose and attachments. Within 15 minutes, he was sweeping. Asked if customers ever hesitate to hire someone disabled, he said: “At first, I think some of them will be skeptical. They see me work for two minutes; that’s the end of that.” Groman said he has always worked – for money since he was about 14 and growing up in Chatsworth with his identical twin brother, Dan. He worked in landscaping and as a furniture mover – physically tough and sweaty jobs. “We grew up poor,” he said. Larry Buckler, 44, grew up with the Groman twins, hanging out in the canyons and a cul-de-sac in Chatsworth. “That whole neighborhood – it was the baby boomers there, and there were a lot of kids the same age,” said Buckler, who now lives in Arkansas, but spends his summers in California, working with Jim. “It was a lot of fun, but it was not so fun. There were a lot of hard times. I was in and out of my house at about 14. “You’ve never met two nicer guys,” he said about the Groman brothers. “I trust them with my life.” Then came the accident. The twins were riding double in Brown Canyon on a motorbike that took a spill. The bike had a faulty gas cap, and a spark ignited the fuel, engulfing both brothers in flames. When Jim Groman arrived at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, he had burns on 85 percent of his body. His right arm had to be amputated at the elbow, along with his left finger, as doctors attempted to reconstruct the surviving hand. He recovered, partly thanks to a skin graft from his twin brother, who suffered third-degree burns only to his legs. “Of course, I fought like hell, too,” he said about his will to live. But little awaited him outside the hospital. His parents were in the midst of a divorce even before the accident, and the family home was sold months after he was discharged. He briefly stayed with his mother in a guest house, but the owner did not want Jim there. Dan Groman took charge of his brother and moved into a camping trailer with Buckler and three other friends, some as young as 15. They formed a family and survived for for some 10 months on Groman’s disability checks and the meager earnings from those old enough to work. “Teenage throwaways – it was the thing to do then,” Jim Groman said. “We were just young,” said Dan Groman in a phone interview from his home in Surprise, Ariz. “If we were really serious about it, we could have done it quicker. We were young men. We didn’t know what to do.” The boys took turns looking after Jim. His body had shriveled from the burn injuries, so even using the bathroom was tough. It took him years to learn to move again. “We all worked at different times, so there was at least someone with him, normally,” Dan Groman said. “Jim wasn’t a wuss, but he had it tough.” “We weren’t in contact with our families back then,” Buckler said. “We were kind of a family. We were really close. We relied on each other, especially with Jim and the condition he was in. “He could hardly stand for a period of time. There was a lot of stuff he couldn’t do for himself. And rehabilitation? It was us.” After about eight months of camping at local parks, the friends pooled enough money to move into a two-bedroom apartment. They haven’t looked back since. “It was on De Soto,” Jim Groman said. “You never forget your first one.” Still, it took him two more years to rehabilitate a body with skin taut from burns. He soon returned to work, delivering auto parts and learning the carpet-cleaning trade from a business owner he met at church. “I probably would’ve been doing something like this (even without the accident),” Groman said of carpet cleaning. “I was always physical. … I like it. Going in and beautifying someone’s home, it gives me a pretty good feeling.” “You’re surprised what you can do when you’re thrown into a situation,” Buckler said. “The thing about Jim: I don’t look at him as handicapped. It’s pretty amazing the things he went through, the things he overcame, but I don’t look at him as handicapped. He’s a remarkable person.” By chance, Groman came across a used portable carpet cleaner and purchased it for $200 – his share of the month’s rent. With a few modifications on the unit, he was in business. “It was a risk,” he said. “If I didn’t hustle enough work that month I would have been out.” Groman built his company through two decades of cold calls, late nights and weekends away from home. He gained clients through word-of-mouth, one stain at a time. “Starvation is a good motivator,” he said. “If you don’t work, you’re homeless.” Groman wants this work ethic instilled in his children – Chris, 16, and Julia, 14. They join him on jobs occasionally, and he hopes to save enough to send them to college. “I want them to have a good life,” he said. “But I don’t want them to think everything’s lollipops and sunshine.” Still, life turned out well for Groman and lifelong friends. All six managed to remain off the streets. “At least four are homeowners,” he said. “It’s the circumstances,” Dan Groman said. “You either rise above it – it’s a conscious decision – or you let them sink you.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 center_img 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

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woodland Hills-based Health Net announced plans Wednesday to offer the first binational individual health insurance plans targeting Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties. Called Mexi-Plan, the insurance will cost as little as $75 a month with $15 co-payments. “For years, what has been done is a product is put out there and just translated into Spanish,” said Rueben Beltran, the Mexican consul general in Los Angeles who backed the plan. “This is going to revolutionize health care coverage for Latinos.” Touted as a culturally sensitive and affordable plan, the coverage offered is about 40 percent cheaper than average health plans and is one of five cross-border plans offered through Health Net. About five years ago the company launched Salud con Health Net, an employee- based plan that also provided binational coverage in three border towns in Mexico: Tecate, Tijuana and Mexicali. The company has since signed up more than 20,000 members for the plan, and said it can reach an audience of up to half a million with the new plan. “The addition of Mexi-Plan and Health Net’s other new plans for Latinos and their families is expected to make a meaningful impact on lowering the rate of uninsured Latinos in California and lowering overall health care costs,” said Stephen Lynch, president of Health Net, the third-largest for-profit HMO in California. More than 2 million Latinos in California are uninsured, leaving many without essential care and placing a burden on the state’s already crowded emergency rooms. For a truly binational plan to take root, there must be more comprehensive coverage that extends throughout Mexico, where basic health care is universal, said Xochitl Casta eda, the California-Mexico Health Initiative’s . “The majority of the uninsured people of California are Mexicans and they don’t understand the concept (of insurance) because in Mexico health care is a human right; people receive it for free. So they show up at the emergency rooms here,” she said. High rates of poverty – about 25 percent of Mexican immigrants live below the poverty level, according to recent study between the Mexican government and the University of California – make even the lowest rates prohibitive. “I am skeptical. People are really going to buy into that. We have trouble with Healthy Families, a state program, getting people to pay just $8 a month,” said Michael Cousineau, director of community health in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Southern California. “It’s still going to be a formidable barrier at that rate, for those on the very low income side.” Still, Victor Blanco, president of Clinica Medica General with medical centers in six locations including Van Nuys, said the service is sorely needed in his centers where one-third of the 15,000 patients who walk in monthly pay in cash because they don’t have insurance. “My patients can afford basic care but if they get something really bad like gallstones or they need surgery, they get hit pretty hard. They have to dip into their life savings. With insurance, they are not going to find themselves in trouble.” (818) 713-3741last_img read more


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first_imgMOTOR: This head turning SLK class Mercedes-Benz has it all. The only previous lady owner took good care of this one. The SLK 200 has a 1.8 Kompressor engine, with a power output of 163 BHP, coupled with its rear wheel drive chassis, this car is an enthralling drive.It has a hard top roof that folds away into the boot, electronically, at the touch of a button and a full leather interior. This Mercedes can be bought for €10,000, or if you’ve a €2,000 deposit, you could have it for just €48 a week over a 4 year period.All our cars come fully NCT’d, with warranty and ready for the road. Call 074 91 34567 or visit for more details. Click the video to see more, or click here to be brought to the car: viewacar.php?id=1512960&fda=0INISHOWEN MOTORS SPORTS CAR OF THE WEEK! was last modified: June 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Inishowen Motorsmercedes slk classsports carlast_img read more


first_imgA case of alleged drink-driving against Donegal Senator Brian O Domhnaill has been adjourned.Senator O’DomhnaillThe Fianna Fail politician, who did not appear in court, faced a number of charges. These include drink-driving as well as hit and run failing to report an occurrence, hit and run failing to remain at the scene and hit and run failing to give appropriate information.The incident is alleged to have happened at Tullygay outside Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013.Senator O Domhnaill’s solicitor John Canon addressed the court in Irish.He asked to have the case put back “to sees where it stands and to mention it.”Judge Paul Kelly, who also addressed the court in Irish, agreed.The case against Senator O Domhnaill, 37, of Killult, Falcarragh was put back until February 19th.SENATOR’S DRINK-DRIVING CASE ADJOURNED AGAIN was last modified: January 19th, 2015 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) Tags:donegaldrink drivingFalcarraghhit and runSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more

Carabao Cup draw sees Lampard return to face Chelsea, West Ham to play Spurs

first_img REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Check out the list of fixtures in full below. After 13 years as a player, Lampard will now return to his old stomping ground in west London as a manager for the first time.Elsewhere, West Ham United were drawn against London rivals Spurs in a repeat of last year’s competition.After going two-nil down, the Hammers rallied to win the game 3-2 at the expense of Spurs.Holders Manchester City will face Fulham at the Etihad and Arsenal will welcome Blackpool to the Emirates. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge as Derby County boss after being drawn to face Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.The Rams knocked out Manchester United in a dramatic penalty shootout, and will be looking to claim another Premier League scalp when they face the Blues. Latest Football Newscenter_img BEST OF REVEALED RANKED 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge as a manager for the first time Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Manchester City v FulhamBournemouth v NorwichArsenal v BlackpoolLeicester v Everton or SouthamptonWest Ham v TottenhamMiddlesbrough v Crystal PalaceChelsea v DerbyBurton v Nottingham ForestTies to be played in the week commencing October 29. Carabao Cup fourth round draw Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more


first_imgA Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) Alert issued by Gardai in Roscommon has now been cancelled.All concerned have been located safe and well by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Enniskillen area. Gardaí have thanked the public for their help and asked for privacy for the family. GARDA CHILD RESCUE ALERT OVER AFTER FAMILY FOUND IN ENNISKILLEN was last modified: November 28th, 2013 by John2Share 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:ALERT: GARDA CHILD RESCUE ALERTlast_img read more