Chelsea star Eden Hazard Eden Hazard has barely shown his face this season.The Belgian star has been well off the pace for Chelsea and, despite getting a winner for his nation last weekend, shows no sign of improving.Against Everton, in the Blues’ 3-1 defeat, he failed to have any impact on the match and his own supporters have already turned on him as he underwhelms.You can see what Chelsea fans said about the player on Twitter below… 1
3. Kieran Gibbs – to see the full line up, in squad number order, click the arrow above 11 18. Nacho Monreal 11 6. Laurent Koscielny 11 11 11 19. Santi Cazorla 11. Mesut Ozil 24. Hector Bellerin 5. Gabriel Paulista 11 11 Having suffered two shock defeats in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos, the Gunners went into their clash with Bayern Munich at the end of the last month needing a win.The Gunners did just that at the Emirates Stadium – but they will need to do the same at the Allianz Arena.Since their victory over Pep Guardiola’s side, Arsene Wenger’s feelings may have been mixed, with Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all suffering injuries.Selecting his team, therefore, will be no simple task for the Frenchman. Joel Campbell deputised in the absence of the above trio, scoring his first goal for the club in the win over Swansea City at the weekend.So, could the 23-year-old have earned a second successive start, or will Wenger opt for a more defensive route?Find out our predicted Arsenal line up by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 33. Petr Cech 11 11 17. Alexis Sanchez 11 11 12. Olivier Giroud 34. Francis Coquelin
Santi Cazorla 1 Santi Cazorla could be out for up to four months after Arsene Wenger confirmed the midfielder underwent knee surgery on Friday.The 30-year-old Spain international was injured early in the second half of Arsenal’s recent draw at Norwich – but remained on the pitch for the rest of the game.Wenger admitted afterwards that Cazorla had finished the match “on one leg” and said in his press conference ahead of Saturday’s victory over Sunderland that it was a possibility the former Malaga man would be out until March.It was unclear at that point whether Cazorla would require an operation but, speaking after the 3-1 win over Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats, Wenger revealed the player had gone under the knife.When asked if the club knew if the ligament had ruptured and if surgery was required the Frenchman replied: “We know now. It has happened already. It’s not the season. It is at least three months, maybe four.”Wenger said it was the opportunity to begin rehabilitation as soon as possible that had seen Cazorla have the surgery sooner rather than later – having been to see a specialist in Spain last week.“Santi wanted to have a chance to come back quickly so he didn’t want to last too long for 25 opinions and he decided to go straight away,” Wenger added.“The guy said, ‘look it’s a clear case, it’s a rupture of the external knee ligament’. And he said ‘Okay, let’s do it straight away.’”
Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal will reap the rewards of a “good winter break” for Alexis Sanchez after he scored the winner in their fourth-round FA Cup victory over Burnley on Saturday.Sanchez, making his first start for the Gunners since November 29, set up Calum Chambers for the opening goal of the game before getting on the scoresheet in the second half of a 2-1 success.The Chile international was given a standing ovation by the Arsenal faithful after he was substituted with 11 minutes remaining following an impressive display.And Wenger, who is bidding to win the FA Cup for a record seventh time as a manager, believes the Gunners will benefit from Sanchez’s enforced spell on the sidelines.“He has had a long rest now,” said Wenger of the 27-year-old forward who was an ever-present for Arsenal until he sustained a hamstring injury in their 1-1 draw at Norwich.“It is true that when he got injured you could see signs of fatigue, and two months’ rest is a good winter break.“I was not too worried on the fitness front because I kept him out two weeks ago. He was there physically but we had some worries about his muscle, but he came through well and you could see that physically he is ready.”
crime, drugs set WHITTIER – The Unification of Disabled Latin Americans (UDLA) is inviting residents to participate in a peaceful march against crime and drugs in Whittier. The march will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Workman Mill and Don Julian roads, and will end at North Whittier Andrews Elementary School, 1010 Caraway Drive. Every child who participates will receive a free goodie bag. Sheriff’s deputies, California Highway Patrol and Supervisor Gloria Molina will be in attendance. To make donations of items for goodie bags or money for the UDLA, call (213) 388-8352. The Senior Wheels USA program is making power wheelchairs available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled for free, if they qualify. The wheelchairs will be given to those who can no longer walk safely and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair and who meet any additional guidelines of the program. For more information, call (800) 246-6010. March against Join and compete in Aquatic Club SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Santa Fe Springs Aquatic Club provides training and competition for youths ages 5 to 18 in competitive swimming. Tryouts are required and can be arranged by contacting the team coach at the Aquatic Center, 10145 Pioneer Blvd. The tryout consists of a 50-yard crawl stroke and a 50-yard backstroke swim. Admission to the club is based upon stroke analysis. Parental involvement in highly encouraged. Fees for residents is $50 and $90 for non-residents. Fall hours for the Aquatic Center is 4 to 6 p.m. for seniors and 4 to 5:30 p.m. for juniors. For more information, call (562) 868-7665. Make exercise a 30-minute habit SANTA FE SPRINGS – Join the city’s Club 30, a wellness program designed to help you and your family meet daily exercise requirements. Health experts agree that at least 30 minutes of exercise a day is the key to optimum health. By joining Club 30, you pledge yourself to a goal of at least 30 minutes a day of exercise. Enrollment also enters you in a drawing for a chance to win a free class of your choice. You will also receive health and wellness tips, invitations to city exercise outings and a special monthly health and wellness drawing. In addition to the classes, consider exercises at home and work including walking in your neighborhood and replacing a coffee break with a 10-minute walk. The Activity Center, 11155 Charleseworth Drive, is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For class fees and other information, call (562) 948-1986. Databases available to the public SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Santa Fe Springs Library, 11700 Telegraph Road, has databases available to the public from their home or office computers. The databases include the Auto Repair Research Center, Testing and Education Resource Center and the Health and Wellness Resource Center and newspapers and magazine articles. The library offers students specific databases, such as the Encyclopedia Americana, for their homework needs. For business residents, the library offers ReferenceUSA. All of the facility’s online databases are available to those with a valid Santa Fe Springs Library card. For information call (562) 868-7738 or log on to the Web at www.santafesprings.org/library. New Cerritos session opens today CERRITOS – Cerritos College’s second nine-week session begins today. Students may access a schedule of classes, complete an application and register online for a variety of classes by visiting www.cerritos.edu/admissions All eligible returning students have an option to either register online through MyCerritos or by using the automated Falcon phone registration system at (562) 865-3276. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Anti-Semitism still exists in America but has diminished significantly in the past three decades, according to a poll released Thursday. The poll of 2,000 registered voters by the Anti-Defamation League shows that the number of Americans who hold anti-Jewish views has remained relatively constant – between 12 percent and 17 percent – over the past decade. Those who hold anti-Semitic views believe Jews are too powerful and use shady practices to succeed, according to the poll. But anti-Jewish bias has declined to half the level that it reached in 1964, when it was measured at 29 percent, and it is down from the 20 percent level of 1992. The poll found that those who were most likely to hold anti-Semitic views had the lowest level of education. Higher levels of anti-Semitism were also measured in Hispanic-Americans born outside the United States and African-Americans without a college degree. Also men, particularly those who are not married and do not have a college degree, are more likely than women to hold anti-Semitic views. Among the negative statements indicating anti-Semitism were: “Jews have too much control and influence on Wall Street,” “Jews are more willing than others to use shady practices to get what they want,” and “Jews don’t care what happens to anyone but their own kind.” The poll also found that 27 percent of respondents believe that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. The poll determined that 29 percent of foreign-born Hispanics held anti-Semitic views, while only 15 percent of Hispanics born in this country – nearly the same as the overall average – held those same views. Among African-Americans, 37 percent of those without college degrees held anti-Semitic views, compared with 19 percent of college graduates. Manuel Pastor Jr., a professor of geography, American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, said the higher levels of anti-Semitism among Hispanic immigrants may be traced to several factors in Latin America, including the teachings of Catholic churches, the rise of evangelical Christianity and the smaller populations of Jews. The positive sign was that Latinos tended to adjust their opinions as they spent more time in the United States, he said. firstname.lastname@example.org 916-446-6723160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Those considered anti-Semitic were also found to be much more likely to be intolerant on other issues – for example, having resentment over seeing immigrants succeed more than native-born Americans. ADL national director Abraham Foxman said the report is positive because it shows a “leveling off” of anti-Semitism in this country and much lower levels here than in Europe. But, he added, it is “distressing” that the study also found that more people – 31 percent – feel that Jews in America have a greater loyalty toward Israel than to the United States. That has remained the same for decades. “The fact (anti-Semitism has) continued to drop and it’s leveling off is encouraging,” Foxman said. “The fact that subgroups like African-Americans and Hispanics are slowly becoming more tolerant and accepting of Jews is also encouraging.” He said the overall figure of 12 percent to 17 percent is actually relatively low when compared with attitudes in other nations. Similar polls by the ADL in 11 European countries this year put the levels in some countries more than twice as high. The poll asked respondents whether they agreed with a series of positive and negative statements about Jews.
Campaigners battling to save the two post offices in Rosguill got a major boost this week when 200 people attended their public meeting in Carrigart on Tuesday night.But as the meeting concluded Deputy Joe McHugh was challenged about supporting next week’s Dail motion for keeping these offices open, the Tirconail Tribune reports.“What way will you be voting: will you be backing us?” asked one of the postmasters in attendance. “No,” said McHugh, “I will be voting against the motion and supporting the Government,” and this comment was met with dismay.The services at Carrigart and Downings along with the three post offices in Fanad at Rossnakill, Cashel and Ballylar are among those in the queue for closure in the next eighteen months.If these closures go ahead the communities in Rosgull and Fanad, in many instances will be forced to travel twelve miles to either Milford or Kerrykeel.But inevitably the Govt TD’s will work hard to have any talk of the closures long-fingered until the elections are over. The political life of the Milford area came out in force and these speakers were in sparkling form at the Carrigart Hotel as they put their shoulders to the wheel backing the public campaign in a highly verbal manner that left no doubt whatever on the floor of the hall that the first shots were being fired in the local elections battle.There was much backing, good intentions and positive vibes on the night as the community initiative moves on to a more political plane of debate. And to this end, as the meeting concluded, a postmistress challenged Deputy Joe McHugh if he would vote in the Dail in support of the Postmasters motion on February 26th. ” No… I will be voting with the government and whatever lobbying I can engage within the party, I can do nothing if outside the party,” said McHugh.The meeting in Carrigart was called after the recent Postmasters Union warning that many of the small rural post office network will disappear unless urgent action is taken to save them.The Carrigart meeting heard public and community concerns about the disappearance of village life in its former format. There are now villages without shops: post offices: bank branches: Garda stations or much else and its as if the greater body politic has passed them by on the way to Leinster House and did not have time to notice the ‘state of chassis’ in the Donegal countryside.It is unlikely many improved services will come to our rural areas that have no public lighting, no footpaths, no sewerage services. There are areas that do not have public water supplies and some have extremely poor roads, the meeting was told.As the politicians made their remarks, a former Garda in Carrigart, Benny Kelly looked on…totally bemused. And when he took the microphone he made a rather telling contribution. He said that perhaps it is time to boycott the local elections because the politicians have failed the electorate.He said that it was unfortunate that the community should have to gather in a meeting to listen to these politicians.“We had a previous government that bankrupted the country and now we have another one doing exactly the same. We have a government in Dublin that couldn’t cares less about us and some day soon, Donegal will be sold off to some Arab,” he added to much acclaim. Donal Cullen and John O’Donnell, both bidding for seats on the Council were also critical of the political failures that have created these kind of problems.The other speakers included, John Sweeney, former postmaster at Carrigart: Tina Loughrey and Joan Ward, Postmasters: Cllrs. Noel McBride: Liam Blaney: Ian McGarvey: Ciaran Brogan and Deputy Joe McHugh. The proceedings were chaired by Joe Cullen.A public petition for the retention of the offices has begun this week and the community will travel to Dublin on February 26th as part of a nationwide protest outside the Dail. There are deep concerns about the future of every rural post office in Donegal says the IPU. There are complaints that all they are getting is lip service from the politicians until the local elections are over: and then the closures will be back on the agenda.The Postmasters Union points to the new departure by An Post to create a different services network outside of the company. This, they say includes services at Tesco stores, Supervalu and Green Apple filling stations. This service is called ‘Post & Pay’ and is having a serious impact on revenue in post offices. It has also emerged that the Social Welfare Contract, which is An Post’s big earner, could disappear within two year, say the postmasters. This contract believed to worth around EURO 50 million to An Post only sees EURO 20 million going into the actual network and now the Dept of Social Welfare is about to seek a reduction in the cost of this contract.At the same time many in receipt of social welfare are using the banks since An Post has not allowed many of it’s smaller offices to process the banking arrangements. An ESRI report has already highlighted the problem of financial exclusion with estimates that there are more than 300,000 households in Ireland without access to a bank account.The Union also warned that any move to remove social welfare payments from the post office network could lead to the immediate closure of 600 of the company’s 1150 branches operated by self-employed postmasters. Such a development would have a catastrophic effect on rural Ireland the Union pointed out. “Not only would post offices disappear but many shops in towns and villages would disappear too,” said general secretary, Brian McGann.While the Dail will debate the post office threats next week, the issue has already come up for debate at the end of January. Deputy Willie Penrose raised the matter with Junior Minister, Fergus O’Dowd and he said: “The programme for Government contains a specific commitment in respect of ensuring the sustainability of the post office network, which is a national and strategic asset.Commitments are easy to write and verbalise and they can easily morph into aspirations. To put flesh on the bones of the commitment to which I refer, there is a need for the Government to produce a comprehensive plan of action in respect of this matter. A whole-of-Government approach will be required in this regard, with each Department being obliged to have an input or make a submission. When this process is complete, the Government would formulate a cohesive plan of action and produce a report within six months or so. This matter cannot be placed on the long finger.A report must be produced, action must be taken and results delivered.All Departments should be obliged to identify new business opportunities they intend to pursue or existing businesses with which they are involved, the services relating to which could easily be provided by means of the post office network,” he added.In fact, said a number of postmasters the current policy of An Post to close post offices is already Government policy and it is not going to be changed. The Irish Postmasters Union has warned its members that the future of post offices is under the most serious threat it has faced in recent years.The Union has pointed to the loss of revenue as a consequence of government failure to honour their commitment as laid down in the programme for Government to retain the network. The commitment says the Union included plans to increase footfall at these offices but the opposite has happened. An Post has completed the installation of post boxes outside of offices amid complaints that this decision has reduced drastically the numbers of people using the network to purchase stamps and other services that are available in the post office.A spokeswoman for the Union told the Tribune: “Following the awarding of the welfare contract, An Post has tabled a proposal to reduce the rate paid for unemployment. This reduction, amounting to €4.6 million could result in the loss of up to 10% of their postmasters income.”The Postmasters Union has secured an agreement with Deputies Seamus Healy and John Halligan to put down a private member’s motion in the Dail to be debated on next Tuesday and Wednesday. Large numbers from around the country are expected to be outside Leinster House to lend their support to the campaign. However that motion will be hammered with support coming only from FF: SF and a number of Independent TD’s.ROSGUILL DELIVERS STRONG MESSAGE TO GOVT OVER FUTURE OF POST OFFICES was last modified: February 20th, 2014 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:Carrigartpost officesRosquill
Management at Orbit Security have issued a public warning to homeowners in Donegal ahead of the festive season. There has been a large increase in the number of break-ins to both home and business properties at Christmas over the last number of years.Because of this worrying statistic, Orbit Security have appealed to owners to be more vigilant in the run-up to Christmas. Martin Hillferty of Orbit Security told Donegal Daily, “Christmas is a time for joy and excitement, but this is also a prime time for burglars to strike.“With a lot of valuables in your home, please ensure you take the necessary measures to protect your main assets.Staff at Orbit Security have some tips to help you keep the burglar way.Ask someone to keep your footpaths/driveways clear if this is possible if snow may fall. Ensure you have spoken to your neighbours/family to keep a eye on your premises if you are away.Have your lights on a timer if possible.Don’t leave Christmas presents in view from the outside of your home.Secure all doors and windows and use your alarm.Do not keep large amounts of cash in your home. Martin added, “Just as a light or clear path can deter a burglar, safety inside your home is just as important.“Make sure to get your heater checked annually. Always keep a fire extinguisher in an easily accessible place and be careful of ice.“Follow these tips to make sure you stay safe during this Winter season.*House Alarm special – book your house alarm before Dec 31st and get 1 years free monitoring* Have a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year from Pauric, Martin & all the team at Orbit Security.For more information on security products to protect you and your home or business contact us here at Orbit Security www.orbitsecurity.ieORBIT SECURITY ISSUE WARNING FOR HOMEOWNERS TO BE VIGILANT OVER FESTIVE PERIOD was last modified: December 14th, 2014 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:BusinessnewsNoticesOrbit Security
Manchester United are close to landing Feyenoord teen sensation Tahith Chong, according to reports in Holland.Chong, 16, has been scouted by all the big names in the Premier League this season but it is United who are now in advanced talks with the player.The winger turned down a professional contract offer from Feyenoord earlier this year, much to manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s dismay, once he got wind of interest from Premier League clubs.United manager Louis van Gaal has a strong scouting network in Holland and has been impressed by what he has seen of the teenager.According to Voetbal International, United’s academy coaches have visited Chong in Holland to try and persuade him to come to Old Trafford and contract negotiations are now close to completion. 1 Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium
1 We’re live from White Hart Lane CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V SOUTHAMPTON IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON 8 MAY 2016We’re live from White Hart Lane as Spurs face the Saints in Premier League action.Tottenham may no longer be able to win the title, but they can all but claim runners up spot with a win and ensure they finish above great rivals Arsenal for the first time in 21 years.For Southampton the prospect of a Europa League place is still possible.Tune in to talkSPORT and find out what happens!