Swindon were left furious on Tuesday night when they were denied all three points against Port Vale by a controversial injury-time penalty.With the Robins leading 2-1, Port Vale were allowed to take a corner deep into added time despite Swindon defender Brandom Ormonde-Ottewill lying injured in the penalty area.Thinking play had stopped, team-mate Jordan Williams punched the ball out of play, conceding a penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage-time.Sam Foley duly converted, earning Port Vale a 2-2 draw and a point despite a dominant display from the Robins.Check out how the incident unfolded in the video above!
Arjen Robben 1 I’m sure we’ve seen this before?Either way, you’d hate to be the defender responsible for stopping Arjen Robben in full flight – and the Welsh backline were understandably helpless as the Bayern winger bamboozled his way through to score.Robben, predictably but devastatingly, raced down the right wing, cut inside and then arrowed a fine strike into the bottom corner past Wayne Hennessey.The former Chelsea winger would score again later in the second half as the Dutch snatched a 3-2 win at the Cardiff City Stadium.Here’s the 31-year-old’s first goal of the night:
1 On-loan Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli could be ruled out for up to three months after reports claim he will undergo hernia surgery this week.The controversial Italian is currently on loan at AC Milan but has not featured for the Rossoneri since September.And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Balotelli will now be out until mid-February at the earliest, putting his chances of making Italy’s Euro 2016 squad at risk.Balotelli will not return to Anfield for any rehabilitation programme, instead remaining with Milan, who will now have to weigh up whether to make the plunge and permanently sign him next summer. Mario Balotelli
PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera History and Heritage Society is hosting an afternoon tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd. Tickets are $10. For tickets and information, call (562) 949-7100 or (562)949-6996. Sculpture exhibit The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 3, will showcase works of bronze, glass, stone, clay and mixed media by eight accomplished sculptors. The artists are Rude Calderon, Armando Baeza, Greg Kailian, Karen Schmidt, Marlene Gardiner, Joanne Reich, Jose I. Fernandez and J. David Carlson. The Bluebird Art House is dedicated to artists and the cultivation of their talents and wants to engage the community with the arts for the purpose of challenging, educating and enriching lives, said owner Veronica Martinez. For more information, call (562) 696-9493 or visit the Web at www.bluebirdarthouse.com. Latino AIDS awareness day set SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 11015 Bloomfield Ave., invites members of the Latino community to take part in National Latino AIDS Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19, with free HIV testing. The first 12 people who come in to test will receive a free AMC movie ticket. Since 2004, more Latinos have died of AIDS in Los Angeles County than any other ethnic group, according to L.A. CADA. More than three-fourths of Latinos who test positive for HIV did not know they were infected, and many did not realize they were putting themselves and others at risk through their behavior. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is an annual event designed to promote education about HIV/AIDS, which is considered a major health emergency for Latinos. They have a four times greater risk of contracting the disease, and are four times more likely to die from it. “Being a part of the Latino community, I’ve been affected by numerous of my friends and family who have HIV,” said Erik Escareno, L.A. CADA HIV outreach worker. “There is a lot of help out there and my job is to link people with those resources,” he said. L.A. CADA is organizing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Office of AIDS Policies and Planning. For more information, call (562) 906-2676 or visit wwwlacada.com Society to host afternoon tea PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera History and Heritage Society is hosting an afternoon tea from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd. Tickets are $10. For tickets and information call (562) 949-7100 or (562) 949-6996. Sculpture exhibit to open in Whittier WHITTIER – The Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave., is presenting its first-ever group sculpture exhibit beginning Saturday. An artist reception from 5-10 p.m. will be held on the first night with a jazz band for musical entertainment. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 3, will showcase works of bronze, glass, stone, clay and mixed media by eight accomplished sculptors. The artists are Rude Calderon, Armando Baeza, Greg Kailian, Karen Schmidt, Marlene Gardiner, Joanne Reich, Jose I. Fernandez and J. David Carlson. The Bluebird Art House is dedicated to artists and the cultivation of their talents and wants to engage the community with the arts for the purpose of challenging, educating and enriching lives, said owner Veronica Martinez. For information call (562) 696-9493 or visit the Web at www.bluebirdarthouse.com Families invited to free movie LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Activity Center, 13819 La Mirada Blvd., is hosting an “At the Movies” program at 1 p.m. Saturday. Families are invited for a free movie, popcorn and punch while they watch “Everyone’s Hero,” a movie about a young boy who travels across the country to return a baseball bat to Babe Ruth during the 1932 World Series. The movies are sponsored by Movie Express, 15775 Imperial Hwy. For information call (562) 902-3160 or visit www.cityoflamirada.org Event to promote AIDS awareness SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 11015 Bloomfield Ave., invites residents in the Latino community to take part in National Latino AIDS Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 with free HIV testing. The first 12 people who come in to test for HIV will receive a free AMC movie ticket. Since 2004, more Latinos have died of AIDS in Los Angeles County than any other ethnic group, according to L.A. CADA. More than three-fourths of Latinos who test positive for HIV did not know they were infected and many did not realize they were putting themselves and others at risk through their behavior. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is an annual event designed to promote education about HIV/AIDS, which is considered a major health emergency for Latinos/Hispanics. They have a four times greater risk of contracting the disease, as well as are four times more likely to die from it when they do get it. “Being a part of the Latino community, I’ve been affected by numerous of my friends and family who have HIV,” said Erik Escareno, L.A. CADA HIV outreach worker. “There is a lot of help out there and my job is to link people with those resources,” he said. L.A. CADA is organizing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Office of AIDS Policies and Planning. For information call (562) 906-2676 or visit the Web at wwwlacada.com Senior center to host horror fest WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center is hosting a Classic Horror Film Fest at 1 p.m. through Oct. 19. You can enjoy Hollywood’s scariest classics, including “Dracula” from 1931, “The Bride of Frankenstein” from 1935 and “The Blob” from 1958. Admission is free. You can enjoy the movies at the Whittier Senior Center, 13255 Walnut St., or Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. For information call (562) 464-3370. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas Cityopens at Bluebird WHITTIER – The Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave., is presenting its first-ever group sculpture exhibit beginning Saturday. An artist reception, from 5 to 10 p.m., will be held on the first night with a jazz band for musical entertainment.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The complaint was filed with the Paris Prosecutor’s Office as Rumsfeld arrived in France for a visit, according to the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and two Paris-based groups, the International Federation of Human Rights and the League of Human Rights. Lawrence Di Rita, former Pentagon spokesman under Rumsfeld, said: “These assertions have no merit, and they have been completely dismissed when made in other jurisdictions. “Complaints such as this have zero foundation in the truth or the facts as presented in countless investigations,” he said. The rights groups say their complaint could go forward because people suspected of torture can be prosecuted in France if they are on French soil. The complaint will now be examined by French prosecutors, who will decide whether it is well- founded and should be pursued or whether it should be rejected. The Paris Prosecutor’s Office said on Friday night that it was checking whether Rumsfeld is protected by any sort of diplomatic immunity and whether he was still in France. The complaint says Rumsfeld, in his former position as defense secretary, “authorized and ordered crimes of torture to be carried out … as well as other war crimes.” Filed Thursday, the complaint cites various documents, including memos from Rumsfeld, internal reports and testimony from former U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski – the one-time commander of U.S. military prisons in Iraq – to bolster its claims. It asks the prosecutor to open an inquiry and take Rumsfeld into custody. “We know that we can’t get him into prison right now, but it would be great to make sure that he couldn’t safely leave the U.S. anymore,” said Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Ratner’s group already filed a formal request in Germany to try to bring an investigation against Rumsfeld and other current and former Bush administration officials. German federal prosecutors rejected that request in April, saying it was up to the U.S. to hold any inquiry.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WAR: Complaint in France by U.S., European groups alleges he is responsible for crimes. By Pierre-Antoine Souchard THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS – American and European rights groups filed a legal complaint in France accusing former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of responsibility for torture in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay.
Defense analyst Paul Nisbet estimated that Raytheon could make $2 million to $3 million on each new radar system, not including initial engineering and design work. That would bring the value of the work at least into the mid-$100-million range. And that’s without the engineering. Raytheon recently began work to deliver eight upgraded radars for a different version of the aircraft, the F-15C model. That project, for the Air National Guard and Air Force, is funded by a $52.2million contract. Furthermore, Raytheon expects to upgrade the radar for nearly 300 other F-15C aircraft for the Air Force and Air National Guard, Henchey said. “It’s really a huge amount of business across the board, and we haven’t even talked about internationally,” said Henchey, who used to fly the aircraft for the Air Force. The F-15E, the two-seater version that specializes in air-to-ground attack, has been bought by various nations, most recently Singapore and South Korea, Henchey said. The new Raytheon radar to be installed in F-15E and C models is a variety of the radar the company makes for the Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet. “We are leveraging this technology and upgrading it constantly as it goes to both the Navy and Air Force war fighters,” Henchey said. Known as the active electronically scanned array, or AESA, the Raytheon radar is more powerful than the existing F-15 radars. In addition, the AESA has no moving parts, making it less prone to defects or needed maintenance than a traditional mechanical radar. In a statement, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Jon Jones said the new radar would give the F-15E a “new operational level of simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities,” and maintain the aircraft as part of the Air Force fleet through 2035. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Prime contractor Boeing Co. is still finalizing the details with the Air Force. But the value of the work to Raytheon could be hundreds of millions of dollars. The systems will be engineered and designed mostly in El Segundo and built in Texas and Mississippi, said Mike Henchey, director of strategy and business development for Raytheon’s Tactical Airborne Systems division in El Segundo. “It’s a big jump here because between the design and production, the high-tech force that works here in El Segundo will be working hard on the design and development phase through about 2015 and beyond,” Henchey said. “It won’t be a lot of additional jobs. It will just continue the need for this high-tech work force.” Development work in El Segundo will begin next year. Raytheon employs about 8,000 workers in El Segundo. EL SEGUNDO: The company could make hundreds of millions of dollars on system improvement for the Air Force. By Muhammed El-Hasan Staff Writer El Segundo-based Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has been chosen to upgrade the radar systems for the Air Force’s 224 F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft, the company said Friday.
NORWALK – Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk, invites the public to a holiday open house toy drive from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 12501 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 210. The public can discuss the services and programs the district office provides, along with recently enacted legislation regarding improving air quality and helping to make streets safer from gang violence. Donations of a safe, new unwrapped toy are encouraged. All toys will be distributed to deserving boys and girls by the Southern California LEAD Foundation. Blood pressure screenings are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. today and Dec. 18 by Pioneer Medical Group. Additional blood pressure screenings, hosted by Coast Plaza Doctor’s Hospital, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 12 and 26. A dental screening will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday by Glasband Dental Center. A massage therapy screening hosted by Pioneer Medical Group is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 13. All screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis and offered to individuals ages 50 and older. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Christmas show to feature choirs WHITTIER – The Whittier Choralaires Barbershop Chorus presents its annual Christmas Show at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. Guest performers include the Long Beach Chorus, the “Young at Heart” Sweet Adeline Quartet, the Sunny Hills High School Vocal Assembly, and the La Habra High School Chamber Singers. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for students and children under age 13. For information, call (562) 923-5951. Lions Club plans Christmas party EAST WHITTIER – The East Whittier Lions Club is hosting its annual Christmas party from 7 to 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, at the corner of Greenleaf Avenue and Mar Vista Street. Admission is $12, which covers breakfast, a puppet show and, for children, a gift from Santa. For information, call (714) 571-1899. Sign up now for trip to Rose Parade LA MIRADA – On Jan. 1, the city of La Mirada will be hosting an excursion to the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Families and friends will get a firsthand look at the tradition of floral floats, marching bands and pageantry. This year’s parade, with the theme “Passport to the World’s Celebrations,” will feature designs from all over the world. Participants are asked to meet at the La Mirada Resource Center no later than 6:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The trip will last until 1 p.m. A $75 fee includes bus transportation and grandstand seating on Colorado Boulevard. Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase snacks from vendors on site. Space is limited. For information, call the La Mirada Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277. Theatre to hold auditions for play WHITTIER – The Whittier Community Theatre will hold auditions for its third production of the year at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 at the Historical Whittier Depot, 7333 Greenleaf Ave. The play, “Noises Off,” by Michael Fryman, will be directed by Susan Marx and open Feb. 15 at the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Rehearsals will start Jan. 7 with Regan Hunter and John Francis producing the play. All parts are open and those auditioning must be prepared to read from the script and do an English accent. For information, visit the theater’s Web site at www.whittiercommunitytheatre.org. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFood, refreshments, door prizes and entertainment will be provided. For information, call (562) 864-5600 or visit www.assembly.ca.gov/56. Health screenings offered to seniors NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive, is hosting a variety of health screenings throughout the month.
Liverpool are interested in and have made contact with Poland international Piotr Zielinski, the midfielder has been quoted as saying.It was reported last month the Reds were set to hold talks over the prospective signing of Zielinski, the 21-year-old who is on loan at Empoli from Udinese.And on Monday he was quoted by Polish media outlet Sportowe Fakty as saying: “There is a lot of truth in (talk of) the interest of (Liverpool boss) Jurgen Klopp in me. “There was contact, I do not deny that.”Zielinski, on loan at Empoli last season as well as this, on Sunday scored in their 2-0 Serie A victory over Fiorentina.He has 13 caps for Poland and is set to be part of their squad for Euro 2016.Video: Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski scores but gets booked as team-mate takes his shirt off 1 Piotr Zielinski is on loan from Udinese
2 Danny Welbeck came off the bench to score the winner Arsenal swept aside off-field protests to move closer to securing a top-four finish with a 1-0 victory over Norwich City. A drab Emirates clash – which was live on talkSPORT – saw fan demonstrations take place before, on 12 minutes and on 78 minutes, against long-serving manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger, unmoved by the small minority in the stadium rallying against him, threw on Danny Welbeck in the second half. The former Manchester United forward replaced Alex Iwobi – a decision which was met with boos – and the England international took just three minutes to find the back of the net. Norwich posed little threat as they end the day second from bottom in the Premier League – and they are running out of time to preserve their top-flight status. The Gunners are third, eight points clear of fifth-placed West Ham, who have a game in hand. Norwich started well. Nathan Redmond forced Petr Cech to save after five minutes, after a Martin Olsson cross evaded everyone.Cameron Jerome blasted over before arguments broke out between Arsenal supporters disputing the future of their club.“There’s only one Arsene Wenger” rang around the Emirates Stadium as the 12th-minute protest took place.There was indecision off the field and on it, as Arsenal dithered around the Norwich penalty area, failing to fashion any real chances.A deflected Mohamed Elneny effort resulted in a corner and Laurent Koscielny headed over.Gary O’Neil had an opportunity on the break, exchanged passes with Redmond, but miscued his shot spectacularly over.Redmond, Norwich’s most lively player, made space for a shot which skipped wide.Then came Welbeck’s introduction, immediately injecting energy, and Arsenal’s goal.Redmond tried to create an equaliser, crossing for substitute Dieumerci Mbokani, but Gabriel – on for the injured Per Mertesacker – timed his intervention brilliantly.Alexis Sanchez shot straight at John Ruddy from a Mesut Ozil pass on the counter attack.The Germany playmaker then volleyed over before Elneny brought the ball down on his chest and fired with the outside of his boot. Ruddy saved.The goalkeeper ventured forward in stoppage time, but Norwich’s free-kick barely reached him as they suffered another damaging defeat. 2