REVEALED! Jamie Vardy and Ruud van Nistelrooy – but who else holds Premier League clubs’ goalscoring records?

first_img getty Swansea City: Michu – 4 games in a row – Danny Graham and Bafetimbi Gomis also scored in four consecutive games 20 Thierry Henry holds the Arsenal Premier League record for scoring in consecutive matches, netting 7 games in a row for the Gunners – find out what your club’s record is in the Premier League era by clicking the arrow above – Ian Wright and Emmanuel Adebayor also scored for seven successive games Aston Villa: Dion Dublin – 5 games in a row 20 Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge – 8 games in a row 20 Stoke City: Ricardo Fuller – 3 games in a row – Peter Crouch and three others also scored in 3 consecutive games In case you’ve been living under a rock, Jamie Vardy equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League goalscoring record for consecutive games at the weekend.Vardy’s goal in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday extended his scoring run to ten league games in a row, taking him level with Manchester United’s great Dutch finisher.The 28-year-old striker’s meteoric rise through the English league pyramid makes the achievement all the more astonishing, and as fate would have it his and Leicester’s next opponents are Man United on Saturday evening.But who has the longest scoring streak for the 20 current top-flight sides in the Premier League era?talkSPORT takes a look in alphabetical order – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who features.Statistics correct on 24 November 2015 20 Chelsea: Mark Stein – 7 games in a row Manchester United: Ruud van Nistelrooy – 10 games in a row 20 Leicester City: Jamie Vardy – 10 games in a row 20 Sunderland: Darren Bent – 5 games in a row – Steven Fletcher also scored for five successive games 20 20 West Brom: Peter Odemwingie – 5 games in a row 20 20center_img 20 Southampton: James Beattie – 6 games in a row Newcastle United: Alan Shearer – 7 games in a row Tottenham: Gareth Bale – 5 games in a row – Robbie Keane (three times), Rafael van der Vaart and Teddy Sheringham also scored for five games in succession 20 20 20 20 Bournemouth: Callum Wilson – 2 games in a row – Glenn Murray also scored for two consecutive games 20 20 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero – 5 games in a row (3 times) 20 Crystal Palace: Neil Shipperley – 5 games in a row 20 Watford: Michael Ngonge – 3 games in a row – Allan Smart also scored for 3 successive games Norwich City: Grant Holt – 3 games in a row (twice) – Chris Sutton (four times), Dean Ashton and Steve Morison also managed to score in 3 successive games Everton: Duncan Ferguson – 5 games in a row 20 West Ham: Diafra Sakho – 6 games in a rowlast_img read more

Arsenal expect to sign star in the next two days, confirms Arsene Wenger

first_imgArsenal are hoping to confirm the signing of Mohamed Elneny in the next two days, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.The Basel midfielder, 23, has been linked with a January switch over the last month having been watched by the Gunners in the Europa League.And now the deal is set to be completed and the Egyptian will further bolster the north London side’s squad.“We hope to announce a player in the next 24 to 48 hours,” said Wenger after Arsenal’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Sunderland.“I don’t need to tell you the name. After that we will see [about other deals].”last_img read more

Alexandre Pato to Chelsea is not a risk, insists Guus Hiddink

first_img Alexandre Pato Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has denied the imminent arrival of Alexandre Pato is a gamble.The 26-year-old former AC Milan forward is poised to sign on loan from Brazilian club Corinthians until the end of the season.“It’s not a gamble,” Hiddink said.“Coming on loan makes it possible to have a good view on him, whether he is able to adapt to the high demands of the club and the league“He is in London. He is now in the process of bureaucratic paperwork.”Pato has been hampered by injuries in recent seasons and it is uncertain when he will first be available to Hiddink and Chelsea.The Dutchman described the move as “a brave step” and the success or failure depends on the player.He added: “It’s up to him.”New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga’s move is near completion, too.“We’re not rushing, but he will be one of the squad members for the future,” Hiddink added. 1last_img read more

Ginola: ‘Tottenham are building something very special and MUST keep Pochettino

first_imgDavid Ginola has told talkSPORT Tottenham can be serious Premier League title challengers for the next six years – but ONLY if they keep manager Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine boss has been linked with a move away from north London after what has so far been a flying season for Spurs, who currently sit second in the table.Both Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be interested in the 43-year-old, though Pochettino recently dismissed reports of a possible exit by insisting he is settled at the club.Tottenham’s excellent form has club legend Ginola excited for the future, with the former midfielder confident the team are on the verge of ‘achieving something really special’.But he said Spurs must secure Pochettino’s long-term future as boss to realise their lofty ambitions.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the White Hart Lane hero said: “I can see something different at Spurs right now.“When I was playing at Tottenham, there wasn’t any chance for us to win the league. But under Pochettino – with the way he deals with players, tactics, everything – you can see that the team is moving in the right direction.“It’s not just finishing in the top four anymore, now they have a chance to do something more important – winning the league.“The position of Spurs right now is very interesting. They have come from behind and are right up there, ready to step up for the title.“It’s very interesting to see Spurs and Arsenal fighting for the title this season and I think it should be the case for the next few years also.“The next five or six years are looking very promising for Spurs.“To bring stability to a club you need to keep the manager in charge for a certain time. Why? Because he’s going to work with players and he will add some players.“If you trust his ability to bring back success at the club you need to keep him for at least four or five years – a long term period.“And that’s what Spurs and Daniel Levy are doing. You can see what they’re trying to achieve, they’re doing something really special.”last_img read more

Event will teach Latino parents to get involved

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“Consistent parent involvement from the first day of kindergarten is the key to reducing the high school dropout rate and increasing the college graduation rate,” she added. The event will feature presentations by Whittier Mayor Owen Newcomer, Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger, financial planner/author Louis Barajas and family expert/motivational speaker Jerry Tello. “This kind of event is a natural for me,” said Newcomer, a part-time political science professor and former Whittier City school board member. “This is a way to help parents help their students,” he said. “And I will congratulate them for being involved in this worthwhile activity, and I look forward to seeing their children do well in school.” Parents will have the opportunity to take two workshops, which will be offered in English and Spanish. WHITTIER – School success starts on a child’s very first day in kindergarten – and parent involvement is key in seeing that child through college commencement, local experts say. That’s why more than 350 parents are expected to attend the eighth annual Parent Education Conference, sponsored by the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce (HOT) and taking place from 9 a.m. to 1:30p.m. Saturday at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Ave. Saying more than half of Latino students drop out before graduating from high school, HOT officials have organized the conference to help teach parents time-tested strategies for keeping their children in school. “Although they might not realize it, parents typically serve as their children’s first teachers,” said Carmella Franco, superintendent of the Whittier City School District and chairwoman of HOT’s education committee. Topics include “Accessing Financial Aid,” “Learning With My Child,” “What is the Difference between a Community College, College and University?” and “Children at Risk Can Go to College.” College recruiters will also be on hand. Cost is $50 per parent, although school districts can cover the fee through Title I funds. Barajas, who travels the country speaking on financial issues and poverty among underserved communities, says he uses a “humanistic” approach when speaking to parents about getting children through college. “I’ve found that what parents really want isn’t so much to save money for college, but that their children graduate from college,” Barajas said. So instead of putting away $300 in a savings account, Barajas has advised families to use it to pay for tutors or workshops that will help children in their academics. “We have to make sure they have `KASH’ – knowledge, attitude, skills and habits – to get in and get through college,” he said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Governor signs 97 bills, vetoes 58

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In his signing message, Schwarzenegger said he understands the technology is not perfect, but hopes it will give police a new tool in solving violent crimes. Under the gun bill, every semiautomatic handgun sold in California will have to “microstamp” each bullet cartridge in two locations whenever it is fired. The stamp would identify the gun’s make, model and serial number. The law will take effect in 2010. It does not affect revolvers, rifles or shotguns. It targets only semiautomatics, which the bill’s author, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, said are used in the majority of homicides committed with firearms. Schwarzenegger’s most high-profile veto blocked the so-called Dream Act, a bill that would have made illegal immigrant students who graduate from California high schools eligible for college aid. The governor had vetoed similar legislation last year, but this year Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama drew attention to it, saying Schwarzenegger would compound the immigration problem if he vetoed it. Student groups also had rallied repeatedly on the steps of the Capitol and elsewhere around the state in recent weeks. The measure was authored by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. Under current law, California already allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition if they’ve attended a California high school for at least three years and apply for legal status. The governor’s actions leave 153 bills remaining on his desk. He has until Sunday at midnight to sign or veto the remaining legislation. If he takes no action, the bills become law. Schwarzenegger also signed bills on: CONDORS: Hunters will be barred from using lead-based ammunition in areas inhabited by endangered California condors, an area that encompasses most of the state’s central coast. Scientists consider lead poisoning a leading cause of death among the scavengers, which often feed on bullet-ridden carcasses of other animals. There are only about 127 condors flying freely in the southwestern United States and about 70 of them are in California. More than a dozen deaths have been linked to lead poisoning. Opponents of the bill said the alternative, copper bullets, may be no better for the birds. Glenn Olson, executive director of Audubon California, praised the governor’s decision. In a statement, he called the lead ban a creative solution allowing wildlife protection and hunting to coexist. KANGAROO SKIN: California will end its unique ban on importing or selling kangaroo-skin products. Schwarzenegger favors exotic-skin cowboy boots and owns snakeskin and alligator boots, but proponents said the bill was not about fashion products. Kangaroo leather is lighter than other leathers and is most often used in law enforcement gear and high-performance soccer cleats, although soccer megastar David Beckham is among those who have switched to synthetic leather. The measure would continue the state’s prohibition on products made from protected kangaroo species, but allow the use of leather from more plentiful species. SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Schools will be barred from discriminating based on a student’s sexual orientation and teachers and administrators will be required to enforce anti-bias laws to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender students. Some family values groups lobbied against the bills saying they would encourage teaching about homosexuality. SPERM CLEANSING: Men with HIV will be allowed to donate sperm to a willing, HIV-free spouse or other recipient if the sperm has gone through a process to minimize infectiousness. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Victims of domestic violence will be allowed to ask judges to grant protective orders for their pets under a bill authored by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica. STUDENT VOTING: State colleges and universities will be required to try to boost voter participation by giving students the opportunity to register to vote when they sign up for classes. TEEN TANNING: Parents must consent in person to teens using tanning salons in an effort to reduce the number of children exposed to the potentially dangerous ultraviolet light. GIFT CERTIFICATES: Consumers can cash in unspent gift certificates worth less than $10. An estimated $8 billion in gift cards went unspent nationally in 2006. BOTTLED WATER: Bottled water will have to come with labels revealing the source of the water beginning in 2009. SCHOOL FOOD: Elementary and middle schools will have to remove food with artery-clogging trans fats from cafeteria menus and vending machines. The governor also vetoed: INTERROGATIONS: A bill that would have forced police investigators to record interrogations of suspects in homicides and violent felonies. Proponents said the measure would have eliminated disputes about what actually happened during interrogations. In his veto message, Schwarzenegger said that while reducing the number of false confessions was a laudable goal, recording every interrogation would put unnecessary restrictions on officers. “I cannot support a measure that would deny law enforcement the flexibility necessary to interrogate suspects in homicide and violent felony cases when the need to do so is not clear,” he wrote. ABANDONED BABIES: Legislation that would have given new mothers up to 30 days to anonymously drop off unwanted babies at places such as fire stations and hospitals. The current law allows such drop-offs within 72 hours of birth. It was the second consecutive year Schwarzenegger vetoed the measure and he cited similar concerns, saying the law would put newborns in greater risk by keeping them in an unsafe environment longer. IDENTITY THEFT: A bill that would have required stores responsible for data breaches to repay banks for the cost of replacing compromised credit and debit cards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday signed 97 bills and vetoed another 58, creating new laws on everything from the sale of kangaroo skin to protecting endangered condors while halting lawmakers’ efforts on dozens of other fronts, including giving college aid to illegal immigrants and requiring warning labels on cloned food. Arguably his most controversial decision, Schwarzenegger signed a bill requiring semiautomatic handguns made and sold in the state to have technology to microstamp each bullet fired from the gun. Supporters say the microstamping requirement, the first in the nation, will help police track down criminals. Opponents, including the National Rifle Association, argued that the technology is unreliable and could be used to implicate innocent people if criminals leave behind stamped cartridges from other guns at crime scenes. last_img read more

Elizabeth House has more room to spare after recent renovation

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The renovation for me and these women means an opportunity to have a home that’s more loving and nurturing for them,” said Angelina Coe, Elizabeth House’s executive director of development and administration. “We got the best we could offer to them,” she said. “We’re not a shelter, we’re a home. It’s a family environment and we’re teaching these women how to be moms again and how to end the cycle of homelessness.” Elizabeth House opened in 1994. It was created by Pasadena Covenant Church as a home for five or six pregnant women and their children, up to age 5. The renovation created more room at the facility. “Now we can accommodate six women, two babies and two toddlers,” Coe said. PASADENA – It’s the only shelter of its kind in the San Gabriel Valley – and the handful of women who get to stay there are lucky indeed. Elizabeth House, on Santa Barbara Street in Pasadena, provides shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children and teaches them how to be self-sufficient when they leave. Now, administrators of the two-story residence are celebrating a just-completed $600,000 renovation that included a bedroom, bathroom, new roof, carpeting, kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops, appliances, laundry room, a new stairway, paint and storage spaces. During the two-year project, the women, children and staff at the facility were moved around so that the shelter remained open throughout construction. Pamela Sheldon, administrative assistant, said that’s “one more family that can be helped.” “They have been given something that isn’t below standard. They’ve been given the best that we could provide for them,” she added. The women can stay for the duration of their pregnancy and for four months after they give birth. “The average stay is eight months to a year,” Coe said. Jennifer Montes, 22, arrived at Elizabeth House this week with her 18-month-old daughter. She talked about what it means to be there. “What it means to me is changing my life around,” she said. “I want to give my life to the Lord and just be able to raise my children as a godly mother, and to just be on a path where I can be independent and have good self-esteem.” Coe said, in return for providing a home, Elizabeth House officials expect something in return from the residents. “They have to be willing to go through prenatal care classes, parenting classes and work at correcting their credit. They have to let us do a background check on them so we can really help them get into permanent housing,” she said. Ema Marcial, 28, who is eight-months pregnant with a boy, has been at Elizabeth House for a month. “It means a second chance in life and a final chance to get my life straight and my priorities straight, and be responsible and live substance-free and basically live for God,” she said. Coe said the women are referred by county agencies. But potential clients can look up Elizabeth House on the Internet, or call 2-1-1, an information line. “They have to be clean and sober for six months – no drugs, no alcohol,” she said. “If we make an exception, they have to be willing to go through a treatment program. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 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

Woman killed, second person injured in crash near Palmdale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The details of the accident were not immediately known, he said. A SigAlert was issued at 10:14 p.m. yesterday and the intersection was closed. It was reopened about 12:45 a.m. today, he said. PALMDALE – A woman was killed and another person was injured in a single vehicle crash in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Palmdale, a California Highway Patrol officer said today. The crash occurred on Avenue T at 165th Street East about 8:40 p.m. yesterday, said CHP Officer David Porter. A woman in her mid-30s was pronounced dead at the scene, Porter said. A second person was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills with unknown injuries, Porter said. 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


first_imgAIDAN ROBB is celebrating after winning the 2011 Donegal Dragon Factor on Friday night.The man behind Cargo Defenders – an alert system to reduce incidents of theft of cargo transported by side-loaded truck trailers – walked away with the €10,000 top prize.He is pictured here with one of the main sponsors and Dragon judge Hugh Downey of Sharp Design. The night was a huge success & the calibre of all the finalists was superb. They pitched their ideas to perfection, had polished presentations and all spoke extremely well.Seven local entrepreneurs went head to head in the Dragon Factor for a fantastic €10,000 business prize package at the live final in Craoibhin Community and Enterprise Centre.Aidan left walked away with a range of prizes including €2,000 in start-up capital, a website, a stationery suite, financial and legal advice package, office equipment and signage.The Dragon Factor, the brainchild of the voluntary committee at Craoibhin, was inspired by the success of RTE’s Dragon’s Den. The committee launched this idea earlier this year in the hope of injecting new optimism into the local economy, in some small way.Said Aidan: “I’m over the moon. It was a great night – and I’m just delighted to have won.”More than 250 people attended the event.AIDAN SCOOPS €10K PRIZE AS HE WINS DRAGON FACTOR was last modified: March 5th, 2011 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


first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has today welcomed the decision that An Post has been announced as the preferred bidder for the delivery of Social Welfare payments throughout the country.An Post holds the current contract, which expires at the end of this year, and the announcement that it is the preferred bidder means that negotiations will now proceed with the aim of finalising this contract.“This is great news, especially for An Post and its workers, but moreover for many social welfare recipients, who can continue to easily access their payments. “An Post remains part of the fabric of our society. In a time when other institutions are closing down, An Post remain a truly national organisation serving the entire community of Ireland, rural and urban.“This news will also be welcomed by the network of Post Offices throughout Donegal who will continue their great work, not only in being able to provide Social Welfare payments but also in their day-to-day functions as well.” HARTE WELCOMES AN POST SELECTION TO RETAIN SOCIAL WELFARE CONTRACT was last modified: June 26th, 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:An PostSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more