Liverpool’s treble was better! Seven reasons why the Reds are better than Man United

first_imgLiverpool v Man United is live on talkSPORT from 1pm – click here to listen live.Yes Man United won the treble in 1999.But what about Liverpool? They’re 1983/84 season where the European Cup, the league and League Cup were won, is often forgotten about.You could argue that it was a more competitive era, too.And that is just one reason Liverpool are better than fierce rivals Man United.SEVEN REASONS WHY MAN UNITED ARE BETTER THAN LIVERPOOLWatch the video to see six other reasons the Reds trump the Red Devils and let us know who will win at Anfield.last_img read more

Man United to host West Ham as Arsenal get Southampton – EFL Cup draw

first_img1 Manchester United have been drawn at home to West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.Jose Mourinho’s side were handed another home tie after seeing off local rivals Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday night thanks to Juan Mata’s strike. The Red Devils will be aiming to lift the League Cup for the first time since 2010 when they beat Aston Villa.Arsenal will also face a Premier League side having been drawn to face Southampton at the Emirates, but Liverpool will host lower league opposition in Leeds United at Anfield, while Hull play host to Newcastle United at the KCOM Stadium. Draw in full:Liverpool v Leeds UnitedManchester United v West Ham United Hull City v Newcastle UnitedArsenal v Southampton Man United to host West Ham as Arsenal get Southampton – EFL Cup draw last_img read more

Firefighters building line around blaze

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsFor Halstead and the rest of the crew of Engine 37, it’s about time to go home. His U.S. Forest Service engine team has been battling the Day Fire since Sept. 5, the day after it started. The Forest Service normally sends crews home after 14 days – so like many other firefighters, the Engine 37 crew is maxed out. It’s all part of the life of a wildland firefighter during the burn season, and the members of this team have been working for months with only a few full days of rest. “You get tired but you’ve still got to get the job done,” said Firefighter Adam Stanwood, 23, of Lancaster. “Everyone’s tired, you’re not the only one. And everyone else is still working so you’ve just got to keep pushing.” At least a few of the half-dozen crew members haven’t taken showers since arriving at base camp two weeks ago. A couple of them have grown beards, all of them have spent hours in food lines. They’ve been drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. A few of them have kept in the game by downing energy drinks. And they’ve seen flames swirl in the air and do things that you don’t see on every fire. By Monday afternoon, the fire had burned more than 70,000 acres of the Los Padres National Forest, about 10 miles northwest of Castaic. A fire this large covers huge ground because it’s burning on all sides. The Day Fire doubled in size on Saturday, swept by Santa Ana winds that followed a few days of cooler weather in which firefighters had hoped to gain ground. Engine 37 crew was hiking Monday down into blackened terrain, putting out any lingering hot spots amid the burned brush. That was until they got a radio call sending them closer to the fire line. The fire advanced this time northeast toward state Route 138, the road to the town of Gorman. On the southern flank, residents in Piru, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Ojai and a handful of specks on Ventura County’s map have watched with a cautious eye as this relentless fire advances. Some have fled, others have stayed to protect their homes. Evacuation centers are getting few drop-ins, but that could change. This fire, still far enough from civilization, has had impacts much farther away. Choking smoke blanketed the city of Ventura when the winds shifted this weekend and residents were advised to stay inside. Last week, it was the Antelope Valley and eastern Santa Clarita Valley where ash and smoke spewed from a fire 30 to 50 miles away. Enormous brown clouds rise each day, visible from the San Fernando Valley to Bakersfield. The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District issued a smoke advisory Monday for much of Ventura County including Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Ventura and the Santa Clara River Valley, which links Valencia to Ventura. The district warned those with chronic health problems such as asthma or heart disease to avoid the smoky air. Some schools kept children indoors. Meanwhile, firefighterrs are working 16-hour days, sometimes a little more, Stanwood said. Often, they get no more than six hours of sleep at base camp – which is back at Castaic Lake, where tents for the firefighters are spread out on the grass. The crew members use cell phones to call their wives back home. At least they can get reception in the area – on past fires they’ve had to hike up a hill to make a call. Taking a shower back at base camp doesn’t seem worth it because of the long lines. So they’ve got another way to stay clean. “Gold Bond and baby wipes,” said Firefighter Matt Snyder, 24, of Lancaster. “It’s all you need.” Fires in the area normally burn for just a few days, but the Day Fire has burned for much longer because the steep terrain makes it hard to get to the flames. “If we could have gotten to it quicker – it was only a couple thousand acres the first couple of days – if we could have gotten to it then we might have had a better chance at it,” said Firefighter Colby Stout, 27, of Palmdale. “But the country that it’s in is just nasty.” Once they get back home, the Engine 37 crew will have a couple days of rest. Then it could be sent back to the Day Fire. (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – Hoping to contain the massive 15-day-old Day Fire, firefighters are constructing a 50-mile line around its flanks – defying walls of flame that are devouring wilderness as they charge toward a half-dozen communities. Tired to the bone, some 2,100 firefighters from 48 departments have fought what, so far, has been a losing battle against a blaze that on Monday was but 15 percent contained after charring rugged wilderness over an area larger than the city of Fresno. They battle from the ground and the air, but can’t keep up with Mother Nature, who has teased with cooler days and some drizzle only to come back with smashing winds, scorching heat and dry desert air. Some of this forest land hasn’t burned since the 1920s. “I’ve been on fires that are in worse terrain than this, but I haven’t been on one that burned as hot and as intensely as this,” said Firefighter Kyle Halstead, 21, of Quartz Hill. last_img read more


first_imgTHERE ARE massive tailbacks in and around Derry’s main commercial districts today.There are long queues into Foyleside and in and around Waterside retail parks.The PSNI are urging anyone travelling into or through Derry today to give themselves extra time for their journey. We have also been told of traffic tailbacks in and around Enniskillen.MASSIVE TRAFFIC CHAOS HITS DERRY was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Championship high-flyers Leeds keen on Scottish startlet, along with Norwich

first_img Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer LATEST CHAMPIONSHIP NEWS Jake Hastie has impressed at Motherwell 1 EFL result The Daily Record report that Leeds United, Norwich City and West Brom all had scouts at their match against St Mirren on Wednesday – when he scored a spectacular goal in the 2-1 win.Swansea and Sunderland also had representatives at the game to get a look at Hastie.The midfielder spent the first half of the season on loan at Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Championship where he made 19 appearances. Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Since returning to Motherwell, he has made four league appearances and scored three goals.Leeds, Norwich and West Brom are all preparing for the possibility of Premier League football next season. Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues stalemate GREAT NEWS ROUND-UP Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ That winning feeling ✅⚽️— Jake Hastie (@Jakehastie99) February 6, 2019The Daily Record report that Hastie could be up for grabs at a cut price development fee at the end of the season.This is what has sparked a lot of interest from English teams who are looking for a bargain.Motherwell are currently seventh in the Scottish Premiership and are 13 points behind third place Aberdeen. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship goalless Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off A number of the Championship’s top sides are reportedly keen on signing rising Scottish talent Jake Hastie in the summer.The 19-year-old is a product of the Motherwell academy and has been catching the eye in the Scottish Premiership. REPLY last_img read more

LKDSB taking part in bullying awareness week

first_imgTo help foster a safe and welcoming learning environment, the Lambton Kent District school board is taking part in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.Throughout this week, students, staff, parents and guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on learning and overall well-being.“Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is an opportunity to reinforce the important lessons about the different forms of bullying; encourage students to connect with caring adults; and highlight the resources available to support students with concerns,” board director John Howitt said in a release.“We remain committed to working together to promote positive learning and work environments so that students and staff feel safe and welcome in our schools.”Schools within the board, with support from safe schools and multi-disciplinary teams, will participate in various activities throughout the week to help raise awareness.According to the 2019 School Climate Survey results, the majority of students in grades 4 to 12 know how to report bullying.The board also stated the majority of parents and guardians feel they can contact their child’s school with any concerns they might have.Bullying is generally persistent and aggressive behaviour that occurs in a real or perceived power imbalance between individuals. It can also come in various forms, such as physical, verbal, social and electronic.Any student experiencing bullying is encouraged to tell a caring adult at home or at school.Parents, guardians and students are also able to use the Student Wellness and Bullying Intervention Hotline at each school.For more information about Bully Awareness and Prevention Week, visit read more

Viewpoint: There Are New Limits on Disciplining Employees

first_imgNina is a one-person employee and labor relations department for a midsize hospital. Her job can get rather busy because line managers reach out to her often for support in holding their employees accountable.Nina’s approach to employee discipline stems from her sense of fairness and her strong work ethic: While she understands that employees sometimes face challenges that might get in the way of their work performance, she believes they nevertheless need to perform at a minimally acceptable level to earn their pay. Yet she also recognizes that recent changes in employment law may constrain her ability to discipline or terminate workers, and it can be a challenge to explain this to the line managers who look to her for guidance and wisdom.”In truth, the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] has taken an exceptionally aggressive stance in terms of limiting employers’ rights to discipline workers for certain infractions,” said Rich Falcone, a shareholder at law firm Littler Mendelson in Irvine, Calif. (no relation to the author). “Employers are well-advised to take caution before doling out corrective action or moving to termination for certain offenses.”A case in point: Employers historically have had a huge amount of discretion when it comes to dealing with employee misconduct. Depending on the level of egregiousness, employers could typically move to immediate termination (known as a “summary dismissal”) or issue a final written warning even for a first offense. “The NLRB, however, in recent years has curtailed an employer’s discretion in handling certain conduct-related offenses, even for nonunion employee populations,” Falcone said. Consequently, employers need to ensure that their policies and practices are not only consistent with state law but with the National Labor Relations Act as well.To continue reading, please click here.last_img read more

Jefferson City woman sentenced for embezzling from employer

first_imgA Jefferson City woman will spend a year and a day in federal prison for embezzling from her employer.Laura Winge, 48, got her sentence on Tuesday.Winge pleaded guilty in February to taking more than $65,000 while bookkeeping for Turk’s Construction and Pools Unlimited from 2013 to 2016.last_img

SRS to invest up to Rs 900 cr in 2 yrs for expansion

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) SRS Ltd will invest up to Rs 900 crore in the next two years to expand retail network of its various consumer centric businesses such as hospitality, cinema, jewellery and real estate. “We will invest between Rs 700-900 crore in the next two years to expand retail network of our various businesses. We are also foraying into the pharmacy business with the launch of our first store SRS Pharmacy next week,” SRS Ltd Group President and Chief Strategy Officer Tinku Singh told PTI. The firm plans to open 30 SRS Pharmacy stores this fiscal. “Our plan it to open 100 pharmacy stores every year. We have all the approval in place. We are testing the waters. We will also launch online pharmacy portal next month,” SRS E-retail Ltd Managing Director Pratik Jindal said. Singh added that the company has drawn an aggressive expansion plan to increase its footprints across business verticals. “We will fund up to Rs 900 crore investment through a mix of internal accruals and debt,” he added. SRS Ltd, which reported a turnover of Rs 3,824.84 crore in the previous fiscal, has presence across various sectors such as retail, hospitality, real estate, cinemas and jewellery. PTI SVK ANU MKJlast_img read more

How To Get The Most Out Of References In A Social Media World

first_imgOnce upon a time, a potential employer looked at your resume to find the references you’d hand-picked to represent you, picked up the phone, and usually got the glowing reviews you knew you could expect. (That’s why you picked those references, right?) Now, in the days of LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+, a hiring manager has a number of additional tools at his or her disposal to check you out before hiring you.No longer does a hiring manager have to contact only the references you suggest. He or she may search LinkedIn to find someone who worked in your department at your former employer, and contact him or her for information. He or she may peruse your Facebook or Twitter posts to learn more about you – and contact those with whom you interact with online to develop a broader reference check.According to Jeff Shane at Allison & Taylor, a professional reference checking company, job seekers should take steps to ensure that their social media data isn’t used against them. Here are his four tips:1. Take the time to research yourself online prior to beginning your interview process. (One example: “Google” yourself.) The odds are very high that your application, resume and credentials will be reviewed by prospective employers for inaccuracies – better that you identify them first, if they exist.2. Consider expanding your reference list to prospective employers beyond simply an HR contact or supervisor. Associates like a supportive second-level supervisor or a matrix manager(s) can be key advocates on your behalf and might be more supportive than traditional references like immediate supervisors.3. Find out what your references will say about you prior to beginning the interview process. Use a third-party reference verification firm to find out what references at your most recent places of employment (in particular) will actually say about you. Increasing the scope of your reference search (to second-level supervisors, etc.) may identify additional favorable references in senior positions whose names you may wish to invoke during the interview process.4. Know your rights. Be aware that employers are legally prohibited from using certain social media data they may discover about you during the hiring process, (e.g. data pertaining to your race, religion, age, sex, sexual preference, etc.). Employers open themselves up to lawsuits if they base their hiring decisions on such discriminatory information.last_img read more