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Spurs ‘to throw everything’ at Mourinho

first_imgTottenham will ‘throw everything’ at Jose Mourinho in a bid to entice him to White Hart Lane if Harry Redknapp leaves, the Daily Mirror say.The former Chelsea boss is tipped to quit Real Madrid this summer and has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.Paladini was at QPR for six years.Blues fans are desperate for him to take over, but the Mirror suggest Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to appoint Mourinho at all costs if Redknapp becomes England manager.Meanwhile, controversial former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini has angrily insisted he was misrepresented in the popular behind-the-scenes film The Four Year Plan.In an interview with The Sun, he says the film made him look like “a madman” and that a number of scenes – including Flavio Briatore kicking him – were left out.It is claimed Paladini spent millions of his own money in order to save Rangers from bankruptcy and persuaded Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone to buy the club.Paladini said: “I have worked in football for many years and I am one of the longest-serving chairmen at QPR. It would not be possible to have achieved that had I behaved like that.“If it wasn’t for me there would have been no Flavio, Bernie, the Mittal family, Tony Fernandes or the Premier League.“I helped make all of that possible but the film did not recognise that. It made me look like an inbetweener — the man who Flavio sent to sack the managers.”Finally, The Sun say Chelsea are close to signing highly-rated midfielder Nick Powell, 17, from Crewe in a deal that could be worth up to £5m.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Fair season is almost here

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Next month, summer will finally arrive along with the Ohio agricultural fair season. With the 2015 crop of Ohio fairs, there will of course be new chances for hard work to pay off, the talents of Ohio’s youth will be showcased and show ring dreams will come true.This year’s fair season gets an earlier start than in recent years. The season kicks off June 8 with the Paulding County Fair, followed by the Putnam County Fair and the Pickaway County Fair starting on June 22. The fair season concludes this year with the Loudonville Independent Fair in Ashland County starting Oct. 6 and the Fairfield County Fair starting Oct. 11.Throughout the fair season, Dale Minyo and Ohio Ag Net will be on the road again this summer visiting fairs around the state. Stop by and say “Hello” and check in on the markets and happenings in Ohio agriculture.Most of the OCJ/Ohio Ag Net staff will be at many events during the Ohio State Fair held from July 29 to Aug. 9. This year’s event will feature some important venue changes due to a couple of important construction projects taking place on the Ohio Exposition Center grounds.“The Agricultural Complex — the Quarter Horse Building — is really coming together. It is over by McDonald’s by the Buckeye Building on the east side of the grounds. It will have just over 1,000 stallsThe 2014 Farm and Fair Photo Contest winner was Nancy Keiser from Arcanum who submitted a photo of her granddaughter Katie with Moe the horse. For her winning entry, Keiser received a pass for free admission to all 2015 Ohio fairs courtesy of the Ohio Fair Managers Association.put in it. It will be done before Quarter Horse Congress and maybe even sooner. It will be for Quarter Horse Congress, other non-fair activities and maybe we’ll look at it for fair events down the road, but I doubt it,” said Virgil Strickler, Ohio Expo Center general manager. “We’re also taking down the DiSalle building and the old railroad building that had the crafters in it. Everything will be down by fair time and they will be starting to put up the 100,000-square-foot multipurpose building and that will not be done until July of 2016. For the fair this year, we will not have the DiSalle Building to work with, but we have moved everything from the DiSalle to the Rhodes Center. The Ohio Ag Hall of Fame and the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame banquets will be moved from the Rhodes Center and held in the Celeste Center this year on Aug. 7. The Ohio Ag Hall of Fame Banquet will be for breakfast and Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame will be for lunch and then there will be a concert there that evening.”This change of venues will be important to note for those going to recognize this year’s Ohio Ag Hall of Fame inductees featured on page 5. In future Ohio State Fairs, the new multipurpose building being constructed will house the banquets and other activities.“The new multipurpose building will be called Cardinal Hall,” Strickler said. “It will house the Agricultural Hall of Fame that will be moved from the Rhodes Center. It will also have two 100-person meeting rooms in it with second floor mezzanine areas. We’ll have banquets, some crafts, and some innovative displays in maybe a third of that building to attract new events.”Whether at the Ohio State Fair or one of the many fantastic Ohio county and independent fairs in 2015, we want to again provide you with the opportunity to highlight your favorite exhibitors, animals and events throughout the season. Be sure to keep your cameras handy this summer for our online 2015 Farm and Fair Photo Contest.This year’s contest is not limited to county fair photos, however. Feel free to enter your favorite Ohio agricultural-related photos of any kind in this contest. A winner will be chosen via online voting based on the total number of votes. The winner will receive a pass for free admission to any Ohio county fair and the Ohio State Fair in 2016. The fair pass is compliments of the Ohio Fair Managers Association. The contest ends Oct. 30, 2015.To enter, visit ocj.com and click on “2015 Farm and Fair Photo Contest” that is on the right side of the screen. Then you will need to provide your name, e-mail, phone number and a title for your photo. Select “browse” to upload your photo. (Note the max file size is 2 mb. It will not upload if it is larger than that). Then add the caption. If you are entering via Instagram, use #fairphoto15.You will receive an e-mail confirmation within at least 48 hours of submitting your photo to let you know your photo has been received and is up for online voting. Each photo has to be manually approved by our staff so photos entered during non-working hours, holidays and weekends may take longer to be approved and become “live” on our site.Once your photo is posted on this page, be sure to share this page with your Facebook friends and on Instagram so they can vote for your photo.Photos can only be entered by the photographer. Photos entered in the contest become property of Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net for our future use. Each contestant may enter up to 10 photos. Voters may vote once a day for each entry. The winner will receive a fair pass in June of 2016. We have the right to deny entry to any photo that doesn’t abide by the rules of this contest or that we feel is inappropriate for our audience.The contest is a great way to share your favorite fair memories with others and get a chance to experience more fair fun in 2016 with a season’s worth of free admission around the state. We are looking forward to another fun filled year and another crop of fantastic fair photos to enjoy.Have a great 2015 fair season!last_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

Heads up for World Cup hair-dos: Football inspired haircuts take Kolkata by storm

first_imgFootball enthusiast young Kolkatans are heading to their nearest saloons in order to shape their manes in adoration of their favourite football stars.If trends are your thing and keeping in step with them is an obsession, you no longer need to look towards Twitter to see what is trending. Just looking around in Kolkata will give you a “heads” up on the fashion of the season.  Football inspired haircuts are taking the city by storm. Young football enthusiasts are heading to their nearest saloons in order to shape their manes in adoration of their favourite football stars. FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2014 From Messi to Ronaldo, the youth of football-crazy Kolkata will not stop short of trying to emulate their football favourites, right down to their haircuts this World Cup season. Priced at Rs 300-500, these haircuts seem to have become the trend of the season. “Kolkata is a football frenzied city and with FIFA on, more and more young boys are coming with favourite stars on their iPads and mobile phones asking us to get that haircut done. We have been noticing this for the past week or so and we feel that as the tournament progresses this will increase and more and more such boys will be coming,” said Jawed Habib Eastern India Franchise holder, Kohinoor Mandal. To young Kolkatans, getting footballer-inspired haircuts is their method of supporting their favourite teams from the City of Joy while the real action unfolds in the Mecca of Football that is Brazil. advertisementFor fan Akash Gupta, getting a haircut like that of his football idol Ronaldo is his method of making up for the fact that his ongoing exams will not allow him to watch the matches. “My exams are coming up this weekend so I will not be able to watch any of the matches, but I still wanted to support Portugal, my favourite team and my favourite player, Ronaldo, so I got a haircut of the same sort with spikes and a Mohawk. It’s called a dragon Mohawk and it’s pretty cool,” said he. If dragon Mohawks like that of Ronaldo is what is ruling the fashion world, haircuts like that of footballers who aren’t even playing this season are not far behind! To Siddharth Mehra, it doesn’t matter if his favourite Marco Reus is unable to play this time round. Getting a haircut like his is enough for him to support his team, Germany. “I’ll be supporting Germany this World Cup as they are giving chances to younger players like Mario Gotze and Marco Reus, one of my favourite players. The hairdo I want is especially for Reus as he is a young lad and has been playing football for quite a while, but the bad luck is that he won’t be playing this World Cup as he is injured with a ligament tear. But I am still doing this to support him,” said the football enthusiast. While the fans are happy with their new hair-dos, the idea of creating haircuts replicating those of football players seems to be creating excitement among hair dressers across the city. “We are more than happy to give this sort of a haircut because this is a change from what we normally do for the rest of the year. It is not cricketers, not filmstars, for a change it is footballers who are demanding new haircuts for this young generation. Some mothers are also interested to give their young kids a look for the football season. It is really the football mania that has gripped the entire city and all industries are witnessing it,” smiled Kohinoor Mandal.last_img read more


November 27, 2019 0