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Liverpool’s ‘sensational triple transfer swoop’: Fans react to reports

first_imgIt’s being reported that Liverpool are planning a sensational triple transfer swoop in the January 2015 window, but what do Kopites think about these rumours?Chelsea’s Petr Cech, Porto’s Jackson Martinez and Norwich City’s Nathon Redmond are all supposedly being lined up for a move to Anfield, as the Reds attempt to get their campaign back on track.Take a look at what some Liverpool fans have been saying about these players and share your thoughts by leaving a comment below… John Henry: planning Liverpool’s January transfer business? 1last_img read more

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Animals the draw for kids at Valley fair

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Contrary to the old joke, a 500-pound tiger doesn’t eat “anything it wants” for breakfast, Spolyar said, but consumes 15 to 20 pounds of raw meat every day. That much protein takes a long time to digest, which is why the big cats also sleep up to 20 hours a day. At 1 p.m. Saturday, it was nap time for tigers, but that didn’t stop a quartet of small children from letting out a breathless “Oooooooooh!” when one of the felines rolled over and stretched in its sleep. And while a full-grown tiger can jump 10 feet in the air or 30 feet along the ground, all that power is only good for short distances, which means tigers have to sneak up on their prey. “They can run at speeds up to 40 mph, but in short bursts,” Spolyar explained. “They’d go 100 feet and then lie down and take a nap.” The fair, which continues today, also features carnival rides and games, live music, as well as horticulture, livestock and arts and crafts displays. Silvia Bishop, host of the home arts tent, said busloads of visiting schoolchildren have been fascinated by the paintings, drawings, photographs, crocheted afghans, ceramic dragons, tooled leather items and even a set of crocheted Looney Tunes stuffed toys. “Where do you show off that afghan your family thinks is wonderful or your preserved goods?” Bishop said. “You can’t take it to the mall. That’s what the fair is good for: representing its community.” Hungry fair-goers also can munch on tamales, hot dogs, Thai food, roasted corn, cajun sausage, pastrami sandwiches, ice cream and Hawaiian ice. But for animal-lovers, the fair was a zoological delight. In the livestock tent, a small herd of rabbits managed to sleep despite the constant crowing of several roosters. Two-year-old Camilla Nguyen of Chatsworth delighted in greeting the animals in the petting zoo with an enthusiastic “Hi!” safe in the arms of her father, Nam Nguyen, 33. But while the sheep and the zebra were content to let Nam Nguyen feed them tidbits, the camel was not. As an astonished Camilla watched, the camel stretched his long neck out and snatched the entire food cup out of Nam Nguyen’s hand, dumped the remains down its throat and tossed the empty container into a pen. Meanwhile, Deb Baumann, managing director of the Vaquero Heritage Foundation, was demonstrating “La Garrocha,” or the long wooden pole used to herd cattle in the Old World before roping was invented. Part of the routine is supposed to be done hands-free. Her 17-year-old chestnut Arabian, Sammy, however, had other ideas. Belying his age, the frisky horse became all ham, putting extra bounce in his trot as he turned in tight circles around the long pole. “You give him an audience, and his brain leaves his body,” Baumann sighed afterward. lisa.sodders@dailynews.com (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HANSEN DAM – Tiger trainer Andy Spolyar swims and wrestles with tigers, and he has occasional scratches and bruises to prove it. But the 39-year-old Spolyar, who has worked as a trainer for about eight years with the Tigers of India Spectacular Show, said he’s never been seriously injured, even though his charges have been known to “mouth” on his arms in play. “If one of them tackles me and I’m not expecting it, it’s 500 to 600 pounds hitting you – it feels like a couple of linebackers hitting you,” Spolyar said. “They’re wild animals, and we treat them with respect.” Spolyar and nine Bengal tigers from the Marcan Tiger Preserve in Florida were just one of the attractions Saturday at the 60th annual San Fernando Valley Fair. last_img read more

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IN PICTURES – MOMENTS DONEGAL TOWN BAND WERE CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

first_imgBand Leader Shannon Cassidy leads the band in the parade in Cavan after the competitionDONEGAL have won the All-Ireland – the All-Ireland Band Champions.The Donegal Town Community Band won at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan at the weekend.“It was a superb weekend for us,” said Orla Hamilton. “Our band members are aged from just seven to 15 and they all put in a superb performance.“Hopefully there’s another All-Ireland title on the way!”Shannon standing with the other Band Leaders awaiting the announcement of the resultsThe band execute a bow and march out of the arena following their championship winning routine   IN PICTURES – MOMENTS DONEGAL TOWN BAND WERE CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:IN PICTURES – MOMENTS DONEGAL TOWN BAND WERE CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSlast_img read more

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