Top sports tweets of 2012

first_img0Shares0000PARIS, France, December 14 – AFP Sport presents some of the most memorable tweets of 2012:His first pic! #excited #cute – Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique tweeting an ultrasound image of the baby that he and Colombian pop queen Shakira are expecting.@3gerardpiqueGil Hanse is a c**k. Haha.– Golfer Luke Donald had to apologise to Boston course architect Gil Hanse for his rant which ended up on Twitter despite the English player believing he had only sent a direct message.@LukeDonaldI hear you fella! Choc ice is classic! hahahahahahha!!– Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was fined for appearing to endorse the phrase aimed at Ashley Cole in the John Terry affair. “Choc Ice” is understood to mean someone who is black on the outside but white on the inside.@rioferdy5Loving the lights on the stumps and bails at the BBL. Remind me of a pair of trainers I had as a kid.– Cricketer Eoin Morgan enjoys the innovations of the Big Bash Cricket League.@Eoin16This is the hardest pounding the Swiss have taken since the British artillery pounded them to dust at Minden in 1759.– TV history presenter Dan Snow after Andy Murray’s capture of the first set of the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer.@thehistoryguyRoger uv got the moves like jagger– India cricketer Yuvraj Singh after Federer’s victory@yuvstrong12The only thing I can think of when I watch Ronaldo is that hair gel should really be outlawed– Model Bar Refaili takes aim at Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s image@BarRefailiBeing a hater is not a cute look. Learn to love.– Ronaldo’s model girlfriend Irina Shayk stands by her man@theirishaykJourney a nightmare. People are ignorant. Place stinks. Arena’s rubbish, tables poor, food is horrendous. Other than that I love China.– Northern Ireland snooker player Mark Allen not impressed by a visit to China@pistol147Might’ve been a bit harsh a few hours ago in my tweet. Not all Chinese people are ignorant. I stand by everything else though.– Allen later eases back on his remarks@pistol147AND THE BEST OF THE OLYMPICS…Thanks to all my real fans and people who believe in me. I am now a living legend that’s for sure.– Usain Bolt after becoming the first man to defend the 100m and 200m Olympic titles@usainboltI’m going to wait for Tom Daley in the little pool he goes in after he dives and cuddle him too hard.– TV comic and actor Russell Brand@rustyrocketsMoooooooooooooo Mooooooooooooo Moooooooooooo #BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM– Cricketer Kevin Pietersen on Mo Farah’s 5000-10000m double@kevinpp24Stressed.5am no sleep post race. Almost went @britneyspears on ya & shave my head til I read ur tweets. Thx 4 lifting me up during this time– American hurdler Lolo Jones feels low after she finishes a disappointing fourth in the 100m hurdles@lolojones“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss– Michael Phelps retweets after ending his career with a 22nd Olympic medal@MichaelPhelpsWell what a day, blind drunk at the minute and overwhelmed with all the messages, Thank You everyone it’s been emotional X– Britain’s cycling time trial gold medallist Bradley Wiggins tweets a picture of him celebrating overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral@bradwigginsjust chatting with @lequipe journalist and he quips. ‘you got the Games, we’re getting the medals’ Have to admit quite amusing!!– Former British star triple jumper Jonathan Edwards@JDE66Where did it all go wrong? They say it’s the organisers fault, but I blame myself.– The voice of a disgruntled fan who has set up a spoof Twitter account, adopting the voice of one of the unoccupied seats at the Olympics.@OlympicSeatIn short. It took me over 4hrs this morning to get inside the village. I was freezing my nuts off. I’m a tropical animal.– Sprinter Kim Collins’ day goes from bad to worse@kimcollins100mMy sister just rang me: “Katie, where r u?” “Switzerland” “Oh. The cycling road race is about to go past your flat. Guess you won’t see it!”– British tennis player O’Brien@katiejobrien“Of course I’ll RT the photo. my legs look amazing.”– US hurdler Lolo Jones@lolojones0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP Seek Assistance in locating Jordyn McCartney

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jordyn McCartney (14).  She was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on March 27, 2019.Jordyn is described as:CaucasianBrown hairGreen eyes5’2″/ 155lbsTattoo on left wrist with word “stay”Wearing black leggings, pink hat and pink sweater.- Advertisement -There is a concern for Jordyn’s well-being.The RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible.RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to her whereabouts.Please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or your local police.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)Advertisementlast_img read more

It shouldn’t happen to a dog

first_imgBy Dan K. Thomasson WASHINGTON – I’ve never been one of those fawning pet owners, the kind who dress up their animals in funny clothes and won’t let them be dogs. I guess I can understand some of the extremes when they substitute for children and human companionship, and I have rarely found many humans as loyal as a dog once it decides to latch on to you. I must confess one of the worst days in my life was when I took Bridget to the veterinarian, knowing she would not return. For 18 years the combination poodle and cocker spaniel had been a beloved member of the family, a sister and companion to all four children. There was a time when the middle kid, Sean, wouldn’t kiss anyone but Bridget. She hated cars and despite her near-blindness, incontinence and the mental impairment of advanced age, that fear still gripped her. But I held her trembling on my lap, driving with one hand to the vet’s office, tears streaming down my face. The veterinarian concurred that what was left of her life would only be painful and that it was time for a dignified ending. She was, after all, ancient in dog years. As I waited to take her home for burial on the hillside in the yard she loved to roam, I thought of all the fun times we had with her – smuggling her into a hotel that prohibited pets by tying Lisa’s little bonnet on her head and wrapping her in a doll blanket with the oldest, Scot, cradling her in his arms as we bustled by the front desk to the elevators. I remembered her sitting patiently every day in front of the mail slot, having been advised by some inner clock that it was time for the postman. She never was more than a few minutes off. She would spring into action the second the slot was opened, yanking the mail and slinging it about all the while growling ferociously. On the other side of the door, the mail deliverer would die laughing. He loved the game as much as she. For years every piece of mail had bite marks in it. While all this took place years ago, the memories came flooding back with the news that Michael Vick, the very rich and talented quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, had agreed to plead guilty to charges in connection with a dog fighting enterprise in Virginia. It was not just the fact that dogs were encouraged to rip up each other in sick and sadistic high stakes events but also that animals that failed to perform were drowned, shot and even hanged that made me furious. We are now being told that these violations of every humane instinct occur rather regularly, particularly in the South. Vick’s arrest has brought a public awareness of this tragic behavior that may help curtail it. One can only hope that this is true, but it will not change the fact that a young man with athletic abilities only a few people possess also apparently is utterly devoid of the qualities that separate the civilized from the uncivilized. More frightening is the fact that he certainly is not alone in his disregard for the laws of man and nature. Vick is expected to pay with a loss of freedom and privileges and a great deal of money. The National Football League is taking its time deciding whether he has any future with it. That should be a simple decision. The NFL needs to send a message to every current and aspiring player that it considers this transgression or anything similar to it an automatic disqualification forever – that the very repugnance of the act has been made more so by the fact that it was carried out without apparent remorse. What may never be answered clearly in this case is why someone who has signed a multiyear contract for more than $100 million, plus a bonus of more than $20 million for agreeing to do so, would imperil that with an endeavor so clearly abhorrent. The only answer would seem to be a combination of arrogance and a stunning lack of morality. But then as one who cried while digging a hole to bury the furry, little body of a longtime friend, I guess my opinion is prejudiced. Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of the Scripps Howard News Service.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

Predicted Chelsea team for Leicester tonight – champions-elect?

first_imgChelsea have scored a total of 22 goals during their last seven league and cup meetings with Leicester, and won all of them.More of the same in talkSPORT’s live commentary game tonight would put the Blues within touching distance of the Premier League title.Oscar and Remy remain on the injury list for Chelsea, while Diego Costa could return after a month-long hamstring problem he picked up against Stoke. But whether or not Mourinho will risk the Brazilian international against a Leicester side that, though they are fourth from bottom, are on form and on the rise, remains to be seen.Leicester have beaten West Ham, West Brom, Swansea and won their survival-scrap with Burnley, to make it four top flight wins in succession for th first time since 1966, so the Foxes should not be overlooked ahead of their game with the champions-elect.The visitors arrive at the King Power stadium off the back of a 0-0 draw with Arsenal, a match that saw opposition fans accuse Mourinho’s side of being “boring”.Chelsea fans certainly won’t be bored when they see their team win the league and this possible starting XI could bring that closer to reality… 1last_img read more

San Pedro brainstorms ways to lure cruisers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOther tours could take people to places like the Warner Grand Theatre, Point Fermin, the Muller House and other points of historic interest. “This is exactly what we’ve been talking about,” said Eric Eisenberg, a property owner in downtown San Pedro. “We want to get these people off the cruise ships and into downtown shopping.” Cruise ship lines often sell landside packages to their passengers, but most take them far away from the Harbor Area on trips to outlying attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios. But there’s no reason, Henry said, that San Pedro can’t get in on some of that action. “There are still people who want to get off a cruise ship and do something on their own,” he said. “We could spruce up the town, have shops along Sixth Street `dress the set’ with decorations.” The San Pedro High School marching band and other entertainment could be brought in to greet passengers as they leave the ships. A package could be offered by the cruise lines that would include local San Pedro sights. “There’s no reason why we can’t put together a sales package that costs less than Disneyland,” said Camilla Townsend, CEO of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. “There are so many jewels in this town, we just need to show them off in the right way,” Henry said. donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marching bands, banners and special shuttles. All of them and more should be used to lure cruise ship passengers into San Pedro, community leaders said this week. Los Angeles port consultant Bob Henry said the town is in a position to capture much more of the industry tourism base than it currently does. “When we opened the Red Car (line), I was amazed at how easy it is to entertain people,” Henry told a meeting of local business leaders Wednesday. “We just need to make the effort.” San Pedro especially should play up its role in the movie industry, he said, featuring posters depicting scenes shot along the waterfront in downtown store windows. last_img

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIt employs 23 full-time and 15 part-time employees who handle more than 212,000 transactions annually. During the renovation, DMV employees at the office will be loaned to other DMV facilities to help with customers diverted as the result of the office closure. Other offices include: Bell Gardens, 6801 S. Garfield Ave. Montebello, 424 N. Wilcox Ave. WHITTIER – The local office of the state Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed for three months, beginning Monday. The closure is for renovations and repairs that will include improved access for the disabled. The office, at 9338 S. Painter Ave., is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. March 10. The 35-year-old office hasn’t had any substantial renovations since it opened in 1972. Bellflower, 9520 E. Artesia Blvd. Fullerton, 909 W. Valencia Drive West Covina, 800 S. Glendora Ave. Santa to visit Holiday Sonata WHITTIER – The annual Holiday Sonata will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Uptown Whittier. This traditional evening activity will be throughout the Uptown business district and will feature free horse-drawn carriage rides. There will be four carriage stops at various locations along Greenleaf Avenue, giving everyone a chance to enjoy a ride in Uptown. A Santa’s Village area will be in the parking lot on Greenleaf between Hadley and Bailey streets. Pictures with Santa will be available for a small fee, and tickets can be purchased for children to have fun on rides offered. Musical entertainment will be provided in the grassy park area on Greenleaf between Bailey and Philadelphia streets. Stores and shops will be hosting an open house. In case of rain, call the Uptown Association or visit its office Friday for updates. For more information, call (562) 696-2662 or visit All invited to holiday potluck WHITTIER – The West Whittier Community Advisory Committee will meet for a Christmas potluck at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sorensen Park, 11419 Rose Hedge Drive. Attendees should bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. For more information call Lt. Voza at the sheriff’s Norwalk station at (562) 863-8711 or Deputy Zarda at the Pico Rivera station at (562) 949-2421. Send your letters to Santa Claus LA MIRADA – The city is accepting letters addressed to Santa Claus this holiday season. All letters will receive a personalized reply from the jolly ol’ elf. Santa can only respond to mail received by Dec. 18. Special mailboxes will be located at City Hall, the Resource Center, Activity Center, SPLASH! – the La Mirada Aquatics Center – and the Community Gymnasium. Letters can also be mailed to: Santa Claus c/o La Mirada Resource Center 13710 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada, CA 90683 For more information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff reports160Want 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


first_imgSinger Daniel O’Donnell’s attempts to learn to speak Spanish are floundering – because he keeps mixing it up with Irish!Daniel says Hola!The Kincasslagh chart-topper decided to go back to school to learn the native language as he is spending more time in his villa in Tenerife.It follows a spell spent by the star in Irish college in Co Donegal last summer to brush up on his “coupla focail.” But now the 51 year old has found he is mixing up both languages.He revealed that he breaks out into his native tongue during Spanish class.Daniel explained “Having an extended time off I decided that I would try to learn some Spanish this year.“I can speak and understand a little but as we spend so much time here, I would like to be able to converse with the local people in their own language. “So here I am at 51. I go off every morning with my school bag and spend a part of my evening doing homework. Last year I went to the Irish college to learn Irish and next year I have decided that I want to go back to learn some more.“But sometimes in the Spanish class when I think I’m in full flow, an Irish word pops into the sentence.”Meanwhile Daniel has recorded a new show for TG4 in Irish which will be broadcast in September.“It was a great challenge for me especially after going to Irish college last year. I was delighted that the producers asked me to present the show for them in our native language.”  DANIEL SAYS ‘DIA DUIT’ TO HIS SPANISH LESSONS! was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 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:daniel o’donnellirishlessonsSpanishTenerifelast_img read more

David Unsworth: It’s ‘fantastic’ Everton are close to appointing new manager

first_img Unsworth has been in temporary charge for a month, winning only one game 1 David Unsworth has welcomed Farhad Moshiri’s suggestion that Everton are “close” to appointing a new manager, even though it could extinguish his own dreams of landing the job.Unsworth has been acting as caretaker boss for the past month, during which time the Toffees have been linked with a variety of different candidates.A 5-1 home defeat by Atalanta on Thursday did nothing to enhance the former defender’s credentials – taking his record to one win in six attempts – and Moshiri spoke to talkSPORT to provide an update on the recruitment process.“The first priority is to stabilise the club and finalise the appointment of a manager. We are close,” the club’s majority shareholder told talkSPORT host Jim White.That might be seen as a blow to Unsworth’s hopes of securing the job until at least the end of the season but he takes any signs of progress as good news for the club, regardless of his own position.Asked about Moshiri’s intervention, the former defender said: “I don’t know (about a shortlist). I’ve just come in off the grass and seen that myself.“If we’re further the line than we were last night, or before we went on to the training pitch, towards getting a permanent manager that’s fantastic.“As I said at the beginning there were never any guarantees.“The sooner it’s sorted the better, I think that would be fair comment. What will be, will be.”Unsworth is preparing to lead the side out at Southampton on Sunday, for potentially the final time. Watford’s Marco Silva remains favourite with the bookmakers despite the Hornets’ apparent refusal to do business, though RB Leipzig’s Ralf Rangnick has also been strongly linked recently. Burnley’s Sean Dyche is the leading English contender, while former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is an outside bet.For Unsworth, who has spent the majority of his playing and coaching career among the blue half of Merseyside, it would be a job for any of them to cherish.“This is a wonderful job for any aspiring manager, any senior manager, any manager of any club in the world,” he said.“This is an amazing job. Who wouldn’t want to be Everton manager? It’s a wonderful place to be stood in front of so many passionate Everton fans.”last_img read more

Malky Mackay: Judge me by my future actions not my past

first_imgMalky Mackay has urged people to judge him on his future actions rather than his past after being named as the Scottish FA’s new performance director.The 44-year-old was revealed as the governing body’s replacement for Brian McClair, who quit the post earlier this year.Mackay has been defined by the fallout from his exit from Cardiff City following allegations of text messages between him and former director of recruitment Iain Moody.These messages included racist, homophobic and sexist language. When asked what his message would be to people sceptical about his appointment, Mackay said: “Judge me on what you see going forward.“As I said access to me is an open door policy. Come and sit down and have a cup of tea with me and judge me going forward on what you see and what people see.“People who know me know exactly what I am and who I am. If you don’t know me then judge me by what you see going forward.”Here are the key points from his Hampden news conference. After talking about the education programme he has undertaken since the scandal emerged, Mackay said he believed he knew more about equality and diversity than anyone in the room.Asked twice if he conceded the content of his messages was racist, Mackay refused to do so.Mackay replied he deeply regretted what he had said and added he had apologised to the two people involved.Having started his career at Queen’s Park, Mackay said being back at Hampden felt like a homecoming.The former Scotland international explained why he believes his experiences as a player, manager and youth work at Watford qualified him for this position.Both Stewart Regan and Mackay confirmed the Scottish FA had known about legal action from Cardiff City that emerged on the morning of the appointment.last_img read more

Billy W. Hardin, age 77, of Salem

first_imgMr. Billy W. Hardin, age 77, of Salem, passed away Thursday, May 16 at his home.Mr. Hardin was born June 5, 1941 in Washington County, Kentucky the son of Clayton Albertson Hardin and Sarah Woford Hardin.  He was retired from General Electric in 1998, after 32 years of service. He was a Deacon, Song Leader, and Sunday School Teacher for Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran. Billy is survived by his wife:  Nancy Nuckles Hardin.  They were married June 21, 1965.  He is also survived by a son:  Billy Joe Hardin of Salem, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers:  Perry “PA” Hardin, Bobby Hardin, and Arthur “Art” Hardin, three sisters:  Anna Lyle Grant, Virginia Hardin and Linda Shell, and his parents.Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Hicksite Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 11AM-time of service at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Amedisys Hospice.last_img read more