The stats Liverpool fans will love ahead of derby day

first_img2 Daniel Sturridge’s goals Everton v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT at 1.30pm on Sunday 4 October. 2 Daniel Sturridge marked what was only his second start of the season with two goals, as Aston Villa were beaten 3-2 by Liverpool last weekend.And if this is the striker back to his goal scoring best, he might just save Brendan Rodgers’ job.The manager is under pressure in the dugout following some poor displays, but unsurprisingly Liverpool are much better when Sturridge plays.Along with Luis Suarez who scored 31 times in the 2013/14 season, the England striker scored 21 Premier League goals as the Reds just missed out on the title.However, a lengthy absence as a result of injury meant he started seven times last season and a return to goal scoring form may give the Anfield faithful some hope they can beat Everton in what will certainly be a tough Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on 4 October.last_img read more

Ultimate White House insider reveals all

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The first lady wore green, the queen yellow. “I could only think that here I am, the grandson of immigrants, dancing at the White House with the Queen of England,” Landau said. Barry Landau. He’s the kind of guy you may not notice in the pictures with celebrities. He is 59 and has been in the company of presidents for nearly 50 years. He is tall and bearded, with a home full of history and a head crammed with names, like boxes in an overstuffed closet ready to tumble out. He is at work on a trilogy of books about political pomp and protocol. The first, just released, is “The President’s Table,” a 200-plus-year sampling of White House cuisine, to be followed by a history of inaugurations, then a volume on presidential style. “We couldn’t get it all into one book,” Landau said with a laugh. NEW YORK – Barry H. Landau, presidential collector and connoisseur, remembers the time he was dancing with Betty Ford at the White House and Fred Astaire cut in. Oh? “I recall I was doing a `Lindy’ with Mrs. Ford, and remember `spinning her out’ when I suddenly received a tap on my shoulder; turning around to be face to face with Hollywood icon Fred Astaire,” he explained. “It’s customary for the couple to then switch partners, only to realize that Mr. Astaire was dancing with Queen Elizabeth. This didn’t faze me, as I had met the Queen 10 years earlier at a royal command performance in England.” Enter his midtown Manhattan high-rise and you might think the Smithsonian Institution had opened a new wing. The walls are covered with vintage black and white etchings of 19th-century inaugurations. A cabinet holds presidential mugs, plates, goblets and a skeleton key that fits right into the front door of the White House, or did during the administration of John Adams. Few have succeeded so well in mingling with the famous without becoming famous himself. Like a true insider, his office has a wall of inscribed photographs of presidents from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush, of Herbert Hoover and J. Edgar Hoover, of an inaugural ball in which Landau stands on a stage along with Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and many others. “He’s made it his business somehow to know everybody,” said CBS newsman Mike Wallace, a friend of Landau’s. Born in Manhattan and raised in the borough of Queens, Landau did not grow up in a political family. His father was a theater ticket broker, his mother worked in real estate and other fields, and was a photographer for columnist Walter Winchell, a source of endless show business anecdotes. Landau remembers himself as always very curious, not to mention “creative, impulsive and determined to do as many interesting things in life as I could.” Also, he had chronic bronchitis and asthma and couldn’t play sports. “So I gravitated toward older people.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Further €3 million secured for Town and Village Renewal Scheme

first_imgAdditional funding of €3 million for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme has been secured in Budget 2018.Last week Donegal Daily reported that thirteen Donegal projects have secured funding of €1.15 million, which will fund digital hubs in Kilcar, Carrigart/Downings and on Arranmore Island as well as enhancement schemes in Newtowncunningham, Falcarragh, Convoy, Ballyliffin, Burtonport, Churchill, Dunkineely, Mountcharles, Rathmullan and St Johnston.The funding granted to Donegal was the third highest in the country, from a total pot of €21.6 million. Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring secured the extra €3 million in the Budget.Communities are now being urged to begin their plans for 2018.Minister Joe McHugh TD says: “I want to pay tribute to the many many volunteers across Donegal whose hard work has been recognised in the recent funding. And there are many more volunteers in many other areas who will benefit next year. I want to urge groups at the heart of our communities – many of whom have been in touch with me in recent days – to begin putting their plans together for next year so they have a chance to make significant changes in their village or town in 2018.”  The full breakdown of the €1,159,000.00 allocated for Donegal projects this year is as follows;Falcarragh: Village Enhancement works – €80,000.00Arranmore Island: Digital Hub – €100,000.00Ballyliffin: Tourism – €100,000.00Burtonport: Village Enhancement works – €75,000.00Carrigart & Downings: Digital Hub – €200,000.00Church hill: Health Check – €79,600.00Convoy: Village enhancement works – €70,400.00Dunkineely: Health Check/Refurbishment – €100,000.00Kilcar: Digital Hub – €42,000.00Mountcharles: Streetscape – €100,000.00Newtowncunningham: Information Kiosk – €76,000.00Rathmullen: Village Enhancement works – €76,000.00ST Johnston: Village Enhancement works – €60,000.00Further €3 million secured for Town and Village Renewal Scheme was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:budget 2018digital hubsdonegaltown and village renewal schemelast_img read more

The sun is shining the wildflowers are blooming

first_imgThe sun is shining, the wildflowers are blooming, and the temperatures are climbing in Vermont, but the team at Stowe Mountain Lodge is already getting ready for snow! For those who can’t wait to be the first on the lift, the Lodge will offer up to a 20% discount on nightly room rates with its First Tracks package, an early ski season promotion.Skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of this special early season offer which includes lodging for two in a studio guestroom, (2) two-day ski passes, complimentary ski storage and boot warming. To ease the inevitable aches and pains from the first few runs of the season, one guest per booking will also receive a Royal Foot Treatment at The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge — a 25-minute wrap, scrub and massage for the feet and lower legs.A two-night minimum stay is required to book this package, which is based on availability, and blackout dates apply. To take advantage of the best deal of the ski season, the First Tracks package must be booked no later than August 31, 2009.www.stowemountainlodge.comlast_img read more