Barcelona fans will be glad to see this.Lionel Messi is back training with the team ahead of the Clasico on 21 November.The Barca no.10 has been out since 26 September with a knee injury and joined his team-mates in a rondo session – piggy in the middle to you and us.Midfielder Ivan Rakitic (out with a calf injury) and goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen (missing as a result of dental surgery) also trained.
1 Scott Brown Promoting his new book, My Celtic Story, some Rangers fans had Scott Brown in their sights.Jokes directed at the Parkhead skipper saw his intelligence called into question, though his own supporters were there to stick up for the midfielder.Brown has been at Celtic since 2007 and won five titles, two Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups.Here, talkSPORT looks at some of the light hearted digs and for those interested, the book is out now.
Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy round up the highlights from the last week of Sports Bar shows.This week’s podcast includes an exclusive chat with Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin!
1 Andy Carroll made the match-winning contribution off the West Ham bench to help the Hammers recover from a goal down to beat Southampton at Upton Park.The hosts went behind inside the first quarter of an hour when Carl Jenkinson turned into his own net after a flowing Saints move.Michail Antonio inadvertently equalised for the Hammers after he somehow deflected past Maarten Stekelenburg to grab his first Premier League goal.And half-time substitute Carroll completed the turnaround with just over ten minutes remaining to end a run of eight Premier League games without a win for the Hammers.Southampton, on the back of mauling Arsenal on Boxing Day, looked like a team brimming with confidence and began where they left off at St Mary’s.Dusan Tadic was restored to the starting XI after a late cameo in the 4-0 win over the Gunners and instantly looked a class above the rest of the players occupying the Upton Park pitch.It took 12 minutes for the Saints to convert their pressure into an advantage and it came when Jenkinson, under pressure from Tadic, could only fire past Adrian after a fine interchange involving Sadio Mane, Steve Davis and Shane Long.And West Ham did well to contain their visitors for the rest of the first half, with Adrian excelling to deny Jose Fonte a second goal in three days and a fierce Tadic strike.The Hammers players remerged after half time looking like a group who had been slammed by their manager in the dressing room following a dour first-half display, with Slaven Bilic also opting to immediately introduce Carroll sporting a curious new braided hairstyle.And the change reaped dividends as Carroll’s presence alone created uncertainty in the Southampton defence.But it was Antonio, who grew into the game as it developed, who provided the leveller. The former Nottingham Forest man cut inside and appeared to be tripped, only to loop Victor Wanyama’s attempted clearance over the despairing Stekelenburg.The hosts could sense all three points were there for the taking and Stekelenburg had to make a smart save almost instantly to keep out Enner Valencia’s snap-shot.But the Hammers were not to be denied, with Carroll and Antonio again proving the masters of Southampton’s downfall as the former steered home after the latter’s header crashed off the bar 11 minutes from time.It arrested a run of five straight draws for Bilic’s side who won for the first time since Dimitri Payet was injured in October. Andy Carroll
WHITTIER – The Intercommunity Counseling Center is hosting a depression screening event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at 7702 S. Washington Ave. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary. Spanish services are available from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to participating in a free depression screening, participants can find out where and how to access help, counseling and treatment. LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 W. Road, is hosting its 36th annual Christmas Boutique from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Work by several local artists will be featured, including noted jewelry maker Terri Lynn Salisbury. Handmade items for Halloween and Thanksgiving will also be available for purchase as well as “Granny’s Attic” collectibles. For information call (562)947-3755. Shrimp and fish fry on Friday WHITTIER – The Whittier Elks Lodge, 13620 Whittier Blvd., is hosting a shrimp and fish fry from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In addition to the fish and shrimp, dinner will include fries, coleslaw and fresh fruit. The evening will also include karaoke. The cost is $8 per person. For information call (562) 696-7117. Tutors wanted for literacy program SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Santa Fe Springs Library, 11700 Telegraph Road, is looking for volunteers for its adult literacy program for one-on-one and small-group tutoring. Tutoring times are flexible and arranged at a time mutually convenient for the tutor and the student. Volunteers must attend all four training workshops from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 18, 23 and 25. For information call (562)868-7738. SoCal Gas Co. offers heating tips The Southern California Gas Company advises its customers to inspect their home heating appliance and perform any needed repairs now before winter arrives. “If customers think their heating appliances are not functioning properly, they should call a licensed heating contractor, plumber or The Gas Company,” said Michelle Mueller, vice president of The Gas Company. Failure to perform annual maintenance on gas appliances may result in exposure to carbon monoxide, which can cause nausea, drowsiness, flu-like symptoms and even death. According to The Gas Company, the winter’s home-heating bills are expected to be about the same as last year. The best way to keep winter gas bills lower and ensure your appliances are operating safely is to get them serviced, Mueller said. For information or more safety tips, log on to the Web at www.socalgas.com – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe event is part of National Depression Screening Day, a program held each October during Mental Illness Awareness Week. It was started in 1991 by Screening for Mental Health, Inc., a nonprofit organization. For information, call (562)698-1272 or log on to www.mentalhealthscreening.org. Christmas Boutique coming
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Nine fires appear to have been set in dry grasses along coastal roads early Sunday, Hosaka said. The evacuation order affected an estimated 400 people. The fires were apparently started within minutes of one another by one or more motorists who lit dry grasses, Hosaka said. The blazes covered more than 2,000 acres, or more than 3 square miles, near the northwestern tip of the island and were not contained, Hosaka said. More than 60 fire departments were involved. “It’s still burning out of control,” Hosaka said. Many of the beachfront homes whose residents were told to leave were used as vacation rentals, Hosaka said. By Karin Stanton THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – Brush fires that appeared to be the work of arsonists burned out of control Sunday along the coast of Hawaii’s largest island, sending hundreds of people fleeing inland, officials said. No homes were damaged and no one was injured, but officials on the Big Island worried the fires could approach residential areas with a slight change in Hawaii’s temperamental breezes, said Duane Hosaka, staff officer for Hawaii County Civil Defense. Police and firefighters went door to door early Sunday telling sleeping residents they had to leave, he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk lasts about 90 minutes to two hours, and is followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them but the regular birders are quite generous sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said Audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. Christmas sale Dec. 7 at Selby PICO RIVERA – Selby Grove Elementary School will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the school cafeteria, 8110 Paramount Blvd. Come join the fun and support the school. Tables are available to anyone wishing to sell items. For more information, call (562) 801-5005. Doll Workshop seeks donations WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center is soliciting donations of new or used dolls for its doll workshop class to fulfill orders for Christmas. Donations of dolls and stuffed animals can be taken to the Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Race exhibit to open at museum WHITTIER – Race to the Whittier Museum on Sunday for its unveiling of an exhibit honoring George Salih, builder of the winning race car at the 1957 and 1958 Indianapolis 500. The exhibit dedication will be at 2:30 p.m. at the museum, 6755 Newlin Ave. For more information, call (562)945-3871. Have breakfast with Santa Claus WHITTIER – Local children can enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Whittwood Town Center between Sears and Mervyn’s, from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8. For $3 or the donation of a new, unwrapped toy, children will meet with Santa, enjoy a menu of pancakes, sausage and a beverage and have the opportunity to do holiday crafts. The event is sponsored by the city of Whittier Community Services Department, the Whittwood Town Center and the Rio Hondo and Greater Whittier Kiwanis Clubs. Additional sponsors are the Whittwood IHOP and Ara’s Catering. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. – From staff and wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was unclear how and when the pursuit terminated. The driver was taken into custody by CHP and was expected to be booked for suspicion of DUI, reckless driving, felony evasion, as well as other potential charges, he said. There was no immediate information about the driver’s identity. 19th Bill Bell Bird Walk planned SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. WESTMINSTER – A motorist was arrested early Friday for suspected drunken driving following a high-speed chase that began in Westminster and ended in unincorporated Whittier, according to the California Highway Patrol. The pursuit began on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway at Goldenwest Street about 1 a.m., when a CHP officer witnessed a silver Lexus sedan traveling at more than 80 mph, said CHP Sgt. Glen Merick. The driver led CHP officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of more than 125 mph, Merick said. The chase ended on the Rose Hills Road off-ramp on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Whittier, he said.
IT’S great news for Donegal – especially if you live near the Border and find your mobile phone has switched to a UK network…and pushed up your bill.Europe will vote in a few weeks time to finally BAN the charges after years of phone companies being forced to reduce them.The Sinn Féin MEP candidate for the Midlands Northwest constituency, Matt Carthy, has welcomed a vote in an EU committee which would see the scrapping of all mobile roaming charges within the European Union. The legislation will be voted on by all MEPs on 3rd April.Speaking from Monaghan today, Cllr Carthy said: “I welcome the vote taken by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE). It has particularly significant implications here in Ireland and most importantly along the border region where the issue of roaming charges has been a problem for many years.“Roaming charges between the six and the 26 counties have a negative impact on business, especially along the border. It is an area that has often been neglected when it comes to investment and roaming charges have been yet another reason to prevent business from growing in the region.“Sinn Féin has continuously called for an end to roaming charges and Sinn Féin representatives in the Dáil and Assembly have worked tirelessly to further this project. “I hope the legislation will be passed when it comes to the plenary session on the 3rd April.” AT LAST! EUROPE SET TO FINALLY BAN RIP-OFF ROAMING CHARGES was last modified: March 18th, 2014 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:EUroaming charges