Late Kroos winner against Sweden keeps Germany alive

first_imgA dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick to grab the three points for the four-times world champions who are now level with Sweden in Group F on three points and behind Mexico who have six.Sweden took the lead in the 32nd minute when Ola Toivonen finished confidently after Germany’s Toni Kroos gave the ball away in midfield.Marco Reus equalised in the 48th minute, meeting a low cross from Timo Werner, and despite having Jerome Boateng sent off in the 82nd minute, Germany found their winner from Kroos.last_img read more

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BLUES DOMINATE PALADINS 3-0

first_imgNext Game: Carleton University 10/13/2019 | 1:00 p.m. Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Preview The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s soccer team defeated the RMC Paladins 3-0 on Saturday, October 12 at Varsity Stadium.HOW IT HAPPENED: A lopsided first half saw the Blues open their account with Maddy McKay’s penalty shot in the 36th minute. By halftime, the Blues recorded eight shots on goal and faced zero.The second half saw more of the same as the Blues netted two early thanks to Siena Porth (60′) and Jenny Wolever (71′). Wolever looked instrumental recording an assist and three shots on goal in addition to her second half strike. The Blues defence held strong to keep the Paladins shotless at the final whistle.Levanta Staggolis made 0 saves in the win.UP NEXT: The Blues are back in action Sunday, October 13 as take on the Carleton Ravens in their final home game of the season. The match is set for 1 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Charlton sign Rod Fanni on loan until the end of the season

first_imgCharlton have signed former France international defender Rod Fanni on loan until the end of the season.The 34-year-old joins the Addicks from Qatari side Al-Arabi SC after his move from Marseille in July.The defender has played 337 times in Ligue 1 and won back-to-back French Cups in 2011 and 2012.Fanni is Charlton’s fifth signing of the January transfer window after the signings of Roger Johnson, Diego Poyet, Jorge Teixeira and Yaya Sanogo. Rod Fanni 1last_img

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City of San Fernando By The Numbers

first_imgPOPULATION: 24,250 ETHNIC BREAKDOWN* White: 46.23% Hispanic: 89.28% Asian-Pacific Islander: 1.44% African-American: 1.29% American Indian: 2.42% WEATHER Average annual rainfall: 16.16 inches Average high temperature: 78 degrees Average low temperature: 49 degrees LOCAL GOVERNMENT Type: General law city City Hall: 117 MacNeil St., San Fernando, CA 91340, (818) 898-1200 City Web site: http://www.ci.san-fernando.ca.us Courthouse: 900 Third St. TRANSIT General information: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (213) 922-2000 Bus service: (800) 266-6883 (COMMUTE); Greyhound, (800) 231-2222 Senior/disabled services: MTA, (213) 680-0054; City Ride, (818) 808-RIDE Rail service: Metrolink, (800) 371-5465; Amtrak, (800) 872-7245 Airports: Bob Hope Airport (Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena), (818) 840-8840; Los Angeles International Airport, (310) 646-5252 UTILITIES Water: (818) 898-1213 Power: Southern California Edison, (800) 655-4555 Gas: Southern California Gas Co., (800) 427-2200 Telephone: Verizon, (800) 483-4400 Cable TV: Time Warner Cable, (818) 700-6500 Trash and recycling: (818) 504-1414 LAW ENFORCEMENT Police: (818) 898-1267 Emergency: 911 Fire: Los Angeles Fire Department (contract) (213) 485-5971 or http://www.lafd.org LICENSES Animal licenses: (888) 452-7381 or (661) 257-3191 Business licenses: City Hall, (818) 898-1211 Driver’s licenses: California Department of Motor Vehicles, http://www.dmv.ca.gov OTHER SERVICES & INFORMATION TV stations (local): Channel 36 (Time Warner) Library: San Fernando Public Library, 217 N. Maclay Ave., (818) 365-6928 Historical society: www.ci.san-fernando.ca.us Hospital: Mission Community Hospital, 14850 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, (818) 787-2222; Holy Cross Medical Center, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills, (818) 365-8051 Postal service: U.S. Postal Service, 308 S. Maclay Ave., San Fernando Voter registration: 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650, (800) 481-VOTE or http://www.lavote.net. Social Security office: 456 San Fernando Mission Blvd., San Fernando, (800) 772-1213 Birth, death and marriage records: County Clerk/Registrar-Recorder, (800) 201-8999 Animal shelters: (888) 452-7381 or (661) 257-3191 *Ethnic breakdown totals can exceed 100 percent due to a recent change allowing people to check more than one ethnic category. 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!last_img read more

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They don’t give a hoot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Van Nuys Prigs and prudes Re “Prudish L.A. nixes `Hooters for Neuters”‘ (June 28): Let’s get this right – the Puritans, prigs and prudes that run the city think it’s OK to sell alcohol, lottery tickets, wear bikinis at the beach and have bikini-clad babes on billboards, but they won’t accept money to save the lives of helpless animals from a bikini contest sponsored by Hooters? Next they’ll demand 1920s bathing suits at the seashore and frilly panties for pups. – Sandy Sand West Hills Honest politics Re “New LAUSD draft reduces schools’ role” (June 24): If the mayor cannot do the job he was elected to do for the people of Los Angeles as the mayor, why would anyone think he can run the Los Angeles Unified School District? The problem is that too much money controls the way politics are run in this country. The superintendent’s job should be an elected six-year term, which allows the people to decide who has the best plan to help educate the children of this city. Secondly, the board of education should be eliminated entirely because the people on this board are either bought and paid for by the Eli Broads or teachers union. Let the neighborhood community councils elect one representative to serve on the school board. The neighborhood community councils are the last hope to bring back honest politics in Los Angeles. – Jeff Trovatten Encino Double standards Re “Double standard for illegal immigrants” (Their Opinions, June 23): The biggest double standard in question is the one Ed Morales is asking for – that illegal people be allowed to circumvent the laws of the nation. We are a welcoming nation to the law-abiding immigrants who have graced our shores for the past 200-plus years. Illegals take USA citizens’ Social Security numbers, fake our driver’s licenses, overwhelm emergency-room medical services and do not pay anywhere near the appropriate taxes the lawful citizens do in this country. Morales’ plea to grant special rights to illegal citizens is the biggest double standard I can think of. – Richard Venn Oak Park Rapid bus line Re “Mayor heralds new Rapid line in Valley” (June 24): Manuel Criollo of the Bus Riders Union is quoted as saying that Metro “had no expansion plans for Rapid bus” before they got involved. The reality is quite different. The first two Rapid bus lines – on Wilshire and Ventura boulevards – began operation in June of 2000, and in September of 2002 a plan was formulated to expand the network of Rapid lines systemwide. One such line operates on Van Nuys Boulevard and just celebrated its third anniversary in service by this week beginning operations with 60-foot articulated buses, to better handle the overwhelming ridership on the line. – Kymberleigh Richards Chairwoman, Metro San Fernando Valley Governance Council No secret left behind Welcome to the Republican “Excuse of the Month Club.” Why can’t the Bushies keep secret things secret? Couldn’t keep a certain CIA employee’s identity secret, couldn’t keep secret wiretapping secret, couldn’t keep secret e-mail mining secret and now can’t keep secret banking information secret. When a secret love affair is exposed because the participants kept the shade open, why blame the big-mouth neighbor who tells everyone? Isn’t that what W. and the Snowman are doing? – Joel Gossman Los Angeles Occupied lands Re “Uncivilized war” (Your Opinions, June 27): Hey, Dolly. “The land belongs to Israel.” What nonsense. Germany, Italy and Japan “won” many lands in many battles they fought. The world did not allow them to occupy these lands. Just why should Israel be treated any different? – Hubert C. Bachtel North Hills Don’t read it Re “Not a comic strip” (Your Opinions, June 27): Please, take Madelyne’s advice and remove “Mallard Fillmore.” Then let’s move onward and demand that bookstores stop carrying tomes by Rush Limbaugh and Al Franken, and that video rental stores no longer accept “docuganda” films from Michael Moore. Once we have established the beachhead, we can start burning anything else that does not meet our individual guidelines – then petition Congress to repeal the First Amendment. Madelyne might note that it is pretty easy not to read something one does not care for. – Michael Opela Chatsworth Need our gnats Re “Not a comic strip” (Your Opinions, June 27): OK, if you want to put “Mallard Fillmore” on the opinion page, then “Doonesbury” should be transferred there, also. I don’t believe either strip should be canceled. Society needs its gnats lest we become too complacent and self-satisfied. – Leonard E. McGinnis Granada Hills It’s a big joke Re “Not a comic strip” (Your Opinions, June 27): Madelyne Barnett was totally correct when she wrote that Mallard Fillmore is not a comic strip. The funny thing is, the artist (and I use that term loosely) Tinsley doesn’t consider his creation a comic strip either and is laughing all the way to the bank. He is ecstatic that he is paid huge gobs of money by papers like The Daily News to spew his O’Reilly-esque, right wing neoconservative blather. Another Karl Rove crony has succeeded in duping America. Move Mallard Fillmore to the opinions page where it belongs. Better yet, arrange for Mallard Fillmore to go hunting with Dick Cheney. – Ted Calvert Burbank Living in a bubble Re “Not a comic strip” (Your Opinions, June 27): “Mallard Fillmore” is my favorite. “Rose is Rose” is great treacle for those who live in a bubble. She best skip: Drabble, Frank & Ernest, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy, Dick Tracy, Mother Goose & Grimm, Rhymes With Orange, Zippy, Six Chix and sometimes Ziggy! – Janet Fisher North Hollywood Funny standard Did anyone actually read that N.Y. Times headline? “U.S. examines bank records in secret to track terror” (June 23). Wow! I examine my bank records in secret, too. And here I had no idea I was supposed to go out into the middle of the street to balance my checkbook, and call the neighbors over to watch. – Charles K. Sergis Calabasas World circus After watching the Italian soccer team perform (theatrically, not athletically) I decided that this is the last time I will ever waste my time watching the World Cup. Between the Italians doing their things and some of the referees doing theirs, this event turned into a circus full of performing clowns. – Dante F. Rochetti West Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Prudish L.A. nixes `Hooters for Neuters”‘ (June 28): I’m so glad that Laura Chick, Jack Weiss and Ed Boks can be outraged by women in skimpy costumes raising money for a much-needed cause. Where has their outrage been for the past 20 years as thousands of animals lived in substandard shelters and died needlessly at the hands of the city’s antiquated animal policies? City officials are very good at pretending to care and extremely good at refusing help that might actually solve the problem. It is ludicrous for city officials to criticize Hooters, a legitimate business, at the same time it takes tax dollars from them. Their money is green and the animals could care less if a bikini contest helps them enjoy better quality of life. – Dolores Long last_img
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Here’s how much each Premier League club has spent on new players so far

first_img 3. Man United have spent £146m on new players 8. Arsenal have spent £44m on new players so far 20 17. Swansea have spent £11m on new players so far 20 15. Burnley have spent £15.5m on new players so far 14. Southampton have spent £25.2m on new players so far 16. West Brom have spent £13m on new players so far 11. Huddersfield have spent £41.2m on new players so far 20 6. Watford have £53.5m on new players so far 20 20 20 20 20. Tottenham have spent nothing on new players so far – Figures include initial fees only and does not take into account any add-ons. 20 12. Newcastle have spent £31.4m on new players so far These figures are from The Sun and include initial fees only. 13. Bournemouth have spent £30m on new players so far 20 20center_img 9. West Ham have spent £42.9m on new players so far 20 20 10. Liverpool have spent £42.3m on new players so far 20 Premier League clubs have coughed up more than £1billion on new players and here, talkSPORT.com looks at the major spenders.Beginning with Tottenham and ending with Man City, have a look at the money being thrown around so far.And it’s not going to stop.REVEALED: Key business still to be done by each Premier League club 20 7. Brighton have spent £45.2m on new players so far 18. Crystal Palace have spent £7.9m on new players so far 2. Everton have spent £176.9m so far on players in the transfer window 5. Leicester have spent £57.9m on new players so far 20 20 20 4. Chelsea have spent £129.5m on new players so far 19. Stoke have spent £7.5m on new players so far 20 20 20 1. Man City have spent £212.9m so far this summer – Key business still to be done by each Premier League clublast_img read more

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Tam Scobbie admits St Johnstone must stop conceding ‘sloppy goals’

first_img“But he’s a young lad and he will learn from it, the goalkeeper has made himself big and has done well.“In the second half we pressed and pressed but just never seemed to find the cutting edge to nick that goal. But it wasn’t to be and we will look forward to Sunday against Aberdeen.“I’m sure they will bring a fantastic support and we will look forward to the game.” “The manager has picked up on it, even when we were on the good run, we are conceding goals that we weren’t conceding last year. It’s something we need to rectify.“The difference was, when we were on that good run, we were scoring goals for fun.“When those two things go together, if we can score goals and not concede as many as we have, then we can pick up another great result against Aberdeen on Sunday.“We created some chances on Wednesday night. Kano’s one at 1-0 was a big chance and looking back he might have thought about taking it first time. St Johnstone have now gone three games without scoring, but defender Tam Scobbie is focused on tightening things up at the back in 2016.Saints had already surpassed last season’s 34-goal tally before drawing blanks against Celtic, Hearts and Motherwell in the Premiership, but have also conceded 31 so far, just three short of the total number from last term.While fans might be getting more value for money at St Johnstone games, Scobbie is more interested in making sure they stop shipping goals following their 2-0 defeat at Fir Park on Wednesday, when they conceded from a corner and then a counter-attack, just after Chris Kane had passed up a good chance to level.“We just need to tighten up,” said Scobbie ahead of Sunday’s visit of Aberdeen. “We have been conceding quite sloppy goals.last_img read more

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From Daveyton to New York, Lira’s still singing her heart out

first_img“Artists like myself, who still preserve the language, we bring a sense of coolness to it.” – Lira (Image: Miss Lira)• Lisa LoebJob positionAbout Entertainment+27 11 482 8522bookings@misslira.com Sulaiman PhilipDaveyton sits in the centre, between Benoni, Springs and Boksburg. It was most famous for producing some of the country’s best footballers, being the township where kotas – a quarter loaf of bread with your choice of filling – were invented, and the home of the largest assemblage of vintage Chevrolets.In recent years though, it has won as much acclaim for being the home of multi-award winning singer, songwriter and fashion icon Lira, who went from being broke, unemployed and living at home with her parents in 2001, to knocking Celine Dion off the top of the charts in 2009.“I took a risk to become something new, something better. I know it’s hard but most people get stuck in their dreams because they make a decision and do nothing about it.” Starting from the bottom …Lira has faced challenges. From parents who felt she needed an education before they would give her music career their wholehearted support, to established artists stealing her work and, famously, trouble with her first recording company – 999 Music.Her book, Making Herstory, allows her to be vague in interviews about those early days with 999 Music. The owner of 999, Arthur Mafokate, is interviewed about their relationship in a section of the book and for Lira that ends that chapter of her life.As she told City Press in 2013: “Often, when you try to create change and put yourself out there, you might have stones thrown at you. I might have finally given people the one thing to bring me down in whatever way, so I’ve prayed to God to help me stay strong. Every year, I have just been running, achieving things and shifting the goal posts and I haven’t stopped to look at what happened in the last decade.”Daveyton is the sort of town where it is easy to meander through life. Lira chose instead to follow her dream: today she is an entrepreneur, an award-winning vocal gymnast and world-conquering R&B diva. Her drive to world domination started in her teens when she began writing her own songs and performing for friends.“You know there’s something very special about knowing who you are and knowing how you came to be.” – Lira (Image: Miss Lira) … now we’re hereWith her debut 2003 album – All My Love – in hand, she began building her career. Instead of sitting at home waiting for someone to discover her she began knocking on doors. Making the effort and taking action meant that work began to trickle in, slowly, but soon she was an in-demand performer. “Whenever I did a gig, I gave the best performance, so that those people would recommend me to others.”Soul in Mind, Lira’s 2008 album, was proof of her growth as a songwriter. She produced a collection of songs that were sexy, soulful, full of joy, and which celebrated her femininity. With five SAMA nominations – the most ever by a South African artist – Lira announced her induction into the unofficial hall of fame of South Africa’s best female vocalists, which includes, of course, her idol, Miriam Makeba.She grew up listening to Mama Afrika, along with Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. She soaked up their respective styles and it shows in her ability to switch from R&B to pop to jazz. Lira has shown herself to be fearless in how she interprets her own work and how she translates the work of her idols.“I need the freedom to express myself through my music and so am not bound to a genre when working on an album. But there is a common thread through the songs and that is that they are honest – they come from my soul.” The joy of African designMakeba, beyond being Lira’s singing idol, is also her style icon. She has developed a personal dress style that has earned her as much applause from fashionistas as her voice has from music critics. She chooses South African designers because she believes they best understand her African character. “My style is very embracing of my African self. Nothing reflects who we are as well as our own designs. They are colourful, and vibrant. They also celebrate hand-crafted work.”Makeba, she says, understood the joy of African design. Like her idol she loves colour and comfort, clothes that flow, that are fun yet glamorous. And, like Makeba, “I also have a weakness for bold neck pieces. She made African fashion world-famous. I also love fashion from the 20s and 30s. Classic elegance!”Rise Again, released in April 2014, and Lira’s first American release, is a compilation of the best of her previous studio recordings. Like she did in 2008 she set herself a challenge to help her face the fear when going in a new direction. Before releasing Soul in Mind she went bungee jumping; earlier this year she jumped out of a plane, skydiving for the first time in her life. As she soulfully explains: “It is my giant leap of faith ritual; it makes me brave in other areas of my life.”There is a lesson in her life for her young fans, she has always said: “A way will always exist for those who will keep pushing and fighting their way forward. It’s not going to be easy but we need to stop complaining and start creating some solutions for ourselves. We all need to find ways of making something of our lives. We will literally have to carve a new path where there has been none.”last_img read more

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Turbulence injures 37 on Air Canada flight

first_imgAn Air Canada plane flying between Vancouver and Sydney was diverted to Honolulu after 37 people were injuured during severe turbulence.The Boeing 777-200, operating as Flight AC33  with 269 passengers and 15 crew,  was about two hours past Hawaii when it hit clear air turbulence, according to the airline.The plane was at 36,000 ft and about 966kms southwest of Honolulu when it dropped suddenly.READ: Graphic video shows US jet mayhem after turbulence.Emergency officials in Honolulu said 30 people were transported to local hospitals, nine with serious injuries and 21 with minor injuries. Complaints included neck and back injuries, head injuries and lacerations.One passenger, Australian Michael Bailey, estimated the plane dropped about 100ft.“Five to 10 seconds and then bang, all of a sudden it dropped,” he told ABC radio. “It must have dropped like a 100ft or something because people went up to the ceiling throughout the plane.“It was pretty scary.”Flight attendants were handing out snacks at the time and witnesses said they were among those who hit the ceiling.One witness said about half the passengers weren’t wearing seatbelts.“The whole experience was probably 10 to 15 seconds, a bit of mild shaking, nothing out of the ordinary, and then just a drop out of nowhere,” passenger Alex Mcdonald, of Brisbane,   told CBC News.“I saw the people ahead of me hitting the overhead baggage compartments and then just slamming back into their seats.“[It] was just a bunch of noise, people extremely shocked, and then a very eerie stillness throughout the cabin as people tried to grasp what had happened.”The incident is yet another example of why airlines continually warn people to keep their seatbelts fastened, even if the seatbelt sign is not on.Scientists have warned passengers to expect more bone-jarring encounters with rough weather due to changes in the climate.A 2017 study by University of Reading researcher Dr. Paul Williams predicted the chances of being tossed around an aircraft cabin by severe turbulence could triple in coming years.READ: Severe air turbulence could triple due to climate change.Although technology allowing aircraft to detect the phenomenon has improved, clear air turbulence remains difficult to distinguish and there are still incidents where passengers and cabin crew are injured.It costs US carriers an estimated $US200 million annually and the US Federal Aviation Administration has identified it as the leading cause of injuries to passengers and crew in non-fatal accidents.last_img read more

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Social Media: Dilemma for the World of Finance

first_img ‹ Records Management: How do RM and DM differ? ECM Trends: Faceted Search Improves Findability › Category: Social Networking March 4th, 2010 Leave a Comment Businesses have been trying to come to grips with how to deal with Social Media/Networking and the workplace.  Financial institutions, even more so than other types of business because of their greater regulatory oversight, have been unsure of what to do.  Some companies have issued outright bans to their employees on the use of Social Media.Now new guidelines are out for the finance industry for the professional use of social media from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a self-regulatory organization for the financial services community.The new guidelines encourage financial companies to oversee their employee’s use of social media sites.Firms must adopt policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure that their associated persons who participate in social media sites for business purposes are appropriately supervised, have the necessary training and background to engage in such activities, and do not present undue risks to investors.Firms must have a general policy prohibiting any associated person from engaging in business communications in a social media site that is not subject to the firm’s supervision.Here’s the dilemma.  Financial companies know that they could lose customers if they fail to keep up with social media interactions.  But putting the burden on financial institutions to monitor the online activities and postings of all of their employees is a big one.The biggest concern is around possible liability related to the release of false or misleading investment information, but there are also concerns around making sure that proprietary information is secure, that inappropriate language and behavior is not used, that employee dissent is not waved, and that employees are not wasting their time online.Part of the unease that financial companies have is around the complicated rules of when communication constitutes a financial ‘recommendation’ and under what circumstances recommendations can be made.Because of the complexities and the burden of monitoring activity, many large broker investment houses have completely banned the use of social networking, like Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. USB AG employees can use social networking but are not allowed to comment on any business activities.  Wells Fargo only allows employees to post biographical information and can’t participate in blogs, Twitter or Facebook.But many financial institutions are finding the new social media tools as great ways to reach out and educate.  For example, TIAA-CREF offers an online forum discussion retirement issues, and they host a Nest Egg Challenge game about saving money on their Facebook site.Putnam investments hosts three different blog pages that contain financial charts and commentary.  On the Putnam Scribd website members can post essays and documents.TIAA-CREF commented that “our goal is financial literacy.  Our commitment is very much around speaking to customers in their comfort zone.Some vendors have recognized this as an opportunity and are jumping at the chance to capture the social networking data and make it part of the standard compliance and record keeping procedures for these regulated companies.  This type of information is kept for six years, during which time everything is extractable and reportable.last_img read more

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