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A runner up in last year’s Fashions on the Field, Ms Spielmann saidshe nearly did not make the event after last week suffering her firstseizure in three years.

« I really did wonder whether it was going to happen this year, » MsSpielmann said.

She now goes into the overall competition held on Oaks Day, onThursday, where winners from interstate and other race days willcompete for the overall prize, adidas balerinky which includes a new Lexus.

Under the criteria, entrants must wear racewear, adidas obuv dámska and adidas obuv kosice strapless andexposed shoulders are out. So the first runner up, Milano Imai, 26, ofQueensland, caused a stir with her cleavage barely concealed by ayellow netting. The second runner up was Laura Moss, of Queensland.

Previous winner Anthony Capon won the Design Award with a black andwhite structured dress worn by Ellie Lemons.

« This year I was a tight arse and so I had this fabric and Ithought it looked a bit like a chessboard, » Mr Capon said.

Ms Lemons wore a single « knight » chess piece earring and a soft pinkwig, with an understated hat.

Winners and runners up in the designer awards would have been more athome on Derby Day, with black and white outfits taking out the prizes, with a just a hint of lilac.

Foreign Skilled Workers Struggle To Find Jobs In Their Professions

William Lin sits on a stool behind the counter reading about hope. It’s early Saturday evening in April 2011, and he has printed a copy of Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural address. The white papers with alternating paragraphs of English words and Chinese characters are splayed out in front of him between a container of 10 cent caramels and box of pepperoni sticks. Lin’s Toronto convenience store is quiet around dinnertime, save for the fridges in the back that buzz like an empty stomach. He reads under the fluorescent light through wire framed glasses atop his freckled nose:

In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come.

Lin wasn’t able to watch the president’s speech at that historic January event because he was working, giving people their smokes to get through the night and eggs for the morning. At the time, the prospect of sweeping change to America greatly inspired him. Lin had always meant to study the president’s message, though now, two years later, he does so skeptically. Obama’s refrain of « hope and change » worked better as a rallying cry than a means of influencing policy.

When Lin moved to Canada in 1999 from Gutian county, in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian, he was full of hope. He had almost 10 years of experience as a mechanical engineer and a bachelor’s degree from one of the most prestigious schools in China. He had a master’s degree from a university in Japan and had worked in the country, a place more racist toward other Asians than he thought Canada could ever be. Lin estimated it would take him a few months to find professional work. Instead, after sending out 150 rsums over the course of six months, he didn’t receive one call.

A group of three young people interrupt the silence in his store, permeating it with the faint smell of liquor. One sits down on the stool in front of the bright blue lottery kiosk on the back wall that faces Lin’s counter. The man, wearing an army patterned hood over his head, slumps over a brown paper bag from the liquor store on his lap.

« Porno! » he says loudly, pointing to a small collection of titles such as « Underground Asian Girls » and « Plastic in his Ass » on a shelf beside Lin. The man laughs uncontrollably. His two friends, who walk through the fluorescent lit aisles filled with junk food, dusty canned goods, and random products such as Chinese insecticide, try to stifle their laughter, like kids in a classroom.

Lin shakes his head and says nothing.

« You have a lot of porno! » the guy says with wide eyes, looking past Lin at the DVDs. « You have no other movies! Just porno! » Lin shakes his head again and looks down, avoiding eye contact. Humiliated.

Once flush with hope, Lin is now filled mostly with regret. What career would he now have had he stayed in Asia? Why did he uproot his family for this life in Canada?

Lin is one of many skilled immigrants asking themselves the same questions.

In January, the government will overhaul Canada’s economic immigration system, making changes that will have a drastic effect on future skilled workers. On Dec. 12, the government announced a new stream for skilled immigrants who work in trades, and there will be significant changes to which criteria are most valued during the selection process under the Federal Skilled Workers program. While the new system will likely help curb the overeducated and under or unemployed phenomenon that currently plagues immigrants such as Lin, they also carry a serious consequence: Canada, a nation that prides itself on its multiculturalism, is turning its back on desperately needed diversity. Just as the economy is becoming more global, our government will make it harder for ethnically diverse immigrants to enter.

ADOPTION vs. INTEGRATION

Canada is known internationally as the poster country for multiculturalism. We have the highest level of immigration per capita of any country, about 250,000 immigrants a year. Almost 20 per cent of our residents are foreign born.

In about 20 years, Statistics Canada predicts that about a quarter of our population will be foreign born. While many Canadians enjoy being able to choose between samosas and spring rolls, they conveniently ignore a dark reality: Though this country excels at adopting immigrants, it too often fails at integrating them into the Canadian workforce.

Economic immigrants those who are supposed to strengthen our labour force account for about 60 per cent of all newcomers. The most significant stream is the Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) program, designed to attract professionals who, based on their human capital, will succeed in the Canadian workplace. A 2008 parliamentary report revealed that 60 per cent of skilled immigrants work at a lower occupational level than they did before moving to this country

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Although recent immigrants are more educated than their Canadian born counterparts three times as many have undergraduate degrees, according to Statistics Canada only 24 per cent work in their fields, less than half the rate for those native to Canada.

Immigrants also earn less. In 2007, the unemployment rate for newcomers with a university degree was four times that of their Canadian born counterparts. And the problem has only worsened with time.

Canada is sitting on an underused gold mine of diverse talent. As Western nations look to do business with prospering countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, employees from these nations could be invaluable assets.

« My concern is that exactly at a time where we need more natural ambassadors to China and Brazil, we’ll get less immigrants from there, » said Ratna Omidvar, president of the Maytree Foundation, an organization that develops immigrant related policy ideas. « And I worry about the implications for multiculturalism. »

Our main sources of newcomers are China (14 per cent), India (12 per cent) and the Philippines (7 per cent). Employers who embrace hiring diverse candidates will have access to an additional 1.6 million Canadians, says a recent study from RBC. That’s good news for a country that is reportedly expected to see over one million jobs go unfilled in sectors such as mining, oil, and health care over the next few decades.

So why aren’t we using them?

« Employers have a built in bias and prejudice (against ethnic minorities), » said Montreal based immigration lawyer David Cohen. « We don’t recognize their language, and we don’t recognize their skill set or education. »

WHAT WENT WRONG?

Lin has seen better times.

Working in his native China on water turbines, he was a celebrated mechanical engineer, so much so that the government hand picked him to help develop a turbine for export to Thailand. He moved to Japan with his wife to earn a master’s in mechanical design, then worked at a company manufacturing optical glass for fax machines produced by big companies such as Canon and Xerox.

In the points system that Canada uses to determine eligible skilled immigrants, Lin scored above average, and Canada listed his profession as in demand. After finding out he was accepted, Lin went online and adidas obuv 2015 received his certification from the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) to ensure that his credentials transferred to a new market.

If he did everything right, what went wrong?

Rather than fix the fact that more than capable immigrants such as Lin often sink in the Canadian labour market, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney’s changes kowtow to employer stereotypes.

Baby owes life to paramedics

But fortunately for Zavier Pestana, the newborn had two very determined firefighter/paramedics at his side.They helped save his life. And now he shares their names.On Monday, Zavier’s parents took him to Fire Station No. 2 for a reunion with most of the crew who handed him off to medical staff at Tri City Medical Center on Dec. 18.Zavier’s father, 50 year old Paul Pestana, called 911 that morning when it became clear his wife was going into labor seven weeks early.The fire crew loaded up Melissa Wells Pestana, 37, in the ambulance, but her first born child would not wait.The baby was born in front of his parents’ South Tremont Street home. He weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces.Fire Capt. Glen Morgan cupped the baby in his hand on the gurney and gave him CPR two fingers, rapid compressions as the ambulance raced about 4 miles to the hospital.Firefighter paramedic Steven Choi placed a tiny mask over the baby’s face and started pumping air into him.He was blue when he arrived at the hospital.As he was pulled him out of the ambulance, firefighter Tony Valentine said he heard the baby make a little squeak and knew he was fighting for his life.Dr. Hamid Movahhedian, a neo natal specialist, and adidas obuv 2015 his team were waiting in the emergency room, thanks to a hospital protocol known as « Code Caleb, » which handles resuscitations when newborns are in a dire situation.The baby was « blue and having difficulty breathing, » Movahhedian said.Morgan credits the hospital’s response. « If that team wasn’t in place, this wouldn’t have had a good outcome, » he said.Later that day, adidas obuv vypredaj after the still unnamed baby was doing better, his maternal aunt headed to the Ditmar Street fire station to find out the names of his rescuers.The parents honored the fire crew by naming their baby Zavier Stephan Morgan Pestana, with the middles names coming from the two paramedics.

Affleck’s got a lot to catch up on

We could be seeing a whole lot of Ben Affleck around town this weekend, and what with the Sox trying to extend their lead over the Yanks, adidas obuv velkosti how could he stay away? The Cambridge homeboy will be at Sunday’s ground breaking for the Greater Boston Food Bank’s new distribution center in Roxbury, but he’s expected to arrive early with his wife, « Alias » star Jennifer Garner, and their little girl, Violet, to catch some baseball. Garner’s « Alias » dad, Victor Garber, is starring in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of « Present Laughter, » so a night of theater may be in order, too.

Obama gets a tasty fund raiser

Sounds like some Left leaning ladies will be out in force to welcome Senator Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, to a big Cambridge shindig tomorrow . Held at the home of Annette Nova (her hubby, Dan, cofounded Lycos and is now with Highland Capital), the $500 a person fund raiser for « Women for Obama » is boasting quite a guest list, including lawyer Cheryl Cronin, John Hancock’s Carol Fulp, PR maven Anne Marie Aigner, literary agent Helen Rees, and politico Thaleia Tsongas Schlesinger, sister of the late Senator Paul Tsongas. Chefs Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Deborah Hughes, Susan Regis, and adidas balerinky Ana Sortun will be cooking up something special .

O aims to hit the ballpark

He’s only in town briefly, but super Sox fan Mike O’Malley will be at the ballpark tonight. While he’s waiting to see if TBS picks up a pilot he wrote, the « Yes, Dear  » star told us he’s been busy making movies, including « Leatherheads,  » directed by George Clooney. « Don’t drop your popcorn or tie your shoe because you’ll miss me, » cracked O’Malley, who plays a reporter in the film. He’s also has a part in the Eddie Murphy movie « Starship Dave . »

Bessent is Kennedy Lawford pad buyer

The new owner of the plush New York pad formerly owned by JFK’s kid sister, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, has been ID’d. Scott Bessent, a former business partner of billionaire George Soros, bought the 11 room duplex at 1 Sutton Place for wait for it $12 million. Bessent, who now runs a hedge fund with $1 billion in assets, is active in New York gay organizations, including the Empire State Pride Agenda, a political lobbying group, and God’s Love We Deliver, which feeds AIDS patients.

Lobel wants to get back in action

Talk about a pain in the neck. Three weeks ago, WBZ’s Bob Lobel had surgery on four vertebrae in his spine. Ouch. But what he’s really bummed about is being off the air since then, especially since the Sox are hosting the Yankees this weekend and the Pats have started passing camp. « I’ve never been off the air this long in my 30 years at the station, » he said yesterday, adding that he hopes to be in front of the cameras again next week. Lobel did rally enough strength to be Mike Barnicle’s guest at Fenway the other night, adidas maniaadidas outlet along with former GE honcho Jack Welch. « Great seats. Great game, » said Lobel. . . . For a 33 year old financial planner from Methuen, Tommy Grella has a lot of swagger about his skills in the kitchen. « I think I can compete against most people, » said Grella. And the amateur chef gets his wish when he faces 10 other contestants on « The Next Food Network Star, » which kicks off Sunday on, aptly enough , the Food Network. The self taught chef learned his craft by watching TV chefs of yore . « It’s not that I don’t have any experience, » said Grella, who’s sworn to secrecy about how he fares on the show. « I’ve worked the line at various restaurants, it was just not something I’ve done full time. »

It was a veritable wave of Sox players and their families at the Showcase Theatre in Randolph yesterday for a special screening of animated film « Surf’s Up, » opening June 8. Drew were also spotted. Pitcher Mike Timlin was a no show but his wife, Dawn, brought the family, as did David Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany.

Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was spotted yesterday walking with his wife, Cynthia, near the State House, just days after he caused a stir by being photographed entering a Toronto hotel with another woman.

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Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor for BBC Four, says: « Vibrant, ground breaking and innovative are all words synonymous with the worlds of fashion and music which makes them perfect partners for The Sound Of Style season. And for BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music both renowned for their music programming to be collaborating in this way, bringing their insight and expertise together for the first time, will really bring the season alive to create fascinating, informed and brilliantly sound tracked programming for audiences. »Central to the season is Oh You Pretty Things starting on Wednesday 17 September at 9pm on BBC Four (made by Oxford Scientific Films). The three part series explores the relationship between British rock and pop music and the fashions that have accompanied it. And in this first time collaboration between BBC Four and 6 Music, the soundtrack to each episode will be curated by a 6 Music presenter Don Letts (ep1), Stuart Maconie (ep2) and Steve Lamacq (ep3), with Lauren Laverne narrating the series.Paul Rodgers, Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 6 Music, said: « The Sound Of Style is an exciting opportunity for 6 Music’s presenters to add their music expertise to BBC Four’s, sound tracking the series by selecting some of the key musical moments that have helped shape and influence fashion. And 6 Music will be further exploring The Sound Of Style across the network, through tailoring our regular programming plus excellent documentaries featuring some key figures from the fashion and music industries. »Bringing its own alternative spirit to the season, 6 Music will be featuring tailored programming with originations and through its regular shows featuring special guests exploring further the themes of fashion and music. And when each episode of the TV series airs, 6 Music will be styling its music and chat that day around the decade covered in that programme.Oh You Pretty Things (weekly from Wednesday 17 September at 9pm, BBC Four) follows the cut and thrust between British subcultures expressed through two sides of British creativity music and fashion. From the mid 60s to the early 90s, the series reveals a fascinating cultural and social history of Britain and looking at the enduring legacy which is still influencing artists, designers and the high street today. It features musicians and fashion designers who created and were at the heart of the scene. And 6 Music presenters, Don Letts, Stuart Maconie and Steve Lamacq will each be sound tracking an episode bringing their expertise of music with an alternative spirit to showcase the social history, sounds and looks from the decades covered. And 6 Music presenter, Lauren Laverne, provides the narration across the series.Episode one opens in 1960s looking at the story of how the love affair between music, fashion and shopping began, and how it became the most colourful and powerful expression of our identity amid the huge cultural and social changes of post war Britain from Cilla Black’s Biba dresses, the emergence of the Mod movement and Roxy Music’s glamorous art rock.Episode two, against the backdrop of economic decline and industrial turmoil of the 70s, tells the story of how musicians and fashion designers collaborated, leading to the creation of extravagant stage personas. They used clothes to create fantastical characters with elaborate stage shows which shocked, surprised and delighted in equal measure. Punk followed and was even more about image and performance than many of the bands that had gone before.Episode three enters the 1980s and the age of the music video. Fashion became a big industry and the visuals of a performance were all important, with stylists brought in to perfect the look, exemplified by Duran Duran’s iconic video for ‘Rio’. The late 80s bought Soul to Soul’s funky street style which opened the doors to black music and urban fashion, followed by the club culture trends in the 1990s. And today, the relationship between music and fashion has become increasingly complex the fast paced world of the internet is changing the face of the music industry, whilst fashion grows apace as people become increasingly obsessed with defining themselves through images shared online.Contributors include Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki, Zandra Rhodes, Brian May, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, designer Anthony Price, Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay, OMD’s Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphries, The Small Faces’ Kenney Jones, Warren Gold of Carnaby Street adidas e shop Lord John, designer Brenda Knight, Cilla Black, Nick Rhodes, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Kevin Rowland, Jazzie B, The Struts’ Luke Spiller, Nigel Weymouth (Granny Takes A Trip boutique), Pam Hogg, Rick Wakeman and Suzi Quatro and a bright selection of ordinary people who have had their lives transformed by the joy of British music and fashion.On BBC Radio 6 Music, in Never Mind The Cobblers, Gemma Cairney meets shoemaker Terry de Havilland. Known in the trade as the rock ‘n’ roll cobbler, his designs for winkle pickers, platforms, wedges and stilettoes were worn by the scene setters of the day including David Bowie, Cher, and Debbie Harry, and the likes of Amy Winehouse, Alison Goldfrapp and top models more recently. People queued from dawn till dusk to get their hands on a pair of his shoes. Gemma speaks to Terry, plus his many adoring fans including Noel Fielding, Ana Matronic and Viv Albertine about the impact he has had through his fantastical shoe designs (Sunday 21 September, 1 2pm).Gemma Cairney said: « Terry de Havilland is more than a cobbler, more than a shoe designer, more than a name in fashion. He is part of a rock ‘n’ roll legacy. His very shoes have stomped and grooved on the soles of most musical legends, from Bowie to Bianca Jagger, Robert Plant to Kate Moss. They all love Terry. All this history and he’s still making shoes and coming up with new styles in 2014, over 50 years after he started. If there ever were someone to sum up why fashion and music go hand in hand it’s him. It warms my heart to share his story. There is no better place for this than BBC Radio 6 Music. And boy, are there some cracking tales and tunes in this documentary. »Also on 6 Music, in Making A Scene, Lauren Laverne goes on a whistle stop tour of British fashion to see how musical subcultures have shaped our style over the last 50 years. She’ll be joined by Barbara Hulanicki, founder of iconic shop Biba, which was a hang out for the likes of Mick Jagger and David Bowie, leading Punk designer Pam Hogg, the woman who styled Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Harry, Don Letts and Pauline Black from The Selector talk about the influence Jamaican style had on ska punk, and the leading figures of the Blitz Club take listeners back to the birth of the New Romantic. Woven throughout will be music from some of the bands which sound tracked alternative fashion throughout the ages, from the sharp tailoring of The Small Faces to the billowing blouses of The Smiths (Sunday 21 September, 4 6pm).In his 6 Music show, influential DJ, filmmaker and Grammy winner, Don Letts, selects songs and tells tales illustrating his unique path and direct involvement in music and fashion trends from the 60s to the present day. Don’s eclectic taste and style takes in everything from the Jamaican ska his father played at dances, through to rock, soul, funk, disco, punk, dub and hip hop to the sounds his son Jet (a third generation DJ) plays and beyond (Sunday 21 September, 10pm midnight).Don Letts said: « Unknown to many, where I stand today is the direct result of a magical combination the British are so good at style and music (well it’s magical when you get it right!). When I left school my further education came via the Kings Road, Chelsea, where I worked in various fashion boutiques before eventually managing the legendary ‘Acme Attractions’, one of the two coolest shops on the road back the mid to late 70s the other being Malcolm McLaren and Vivien Westwood’s ‘Sex’. These two shops provided key ingredients to the punk explosion of which I am a product. »In The Suit, John Cooper Clarke the bespoke and bespectacled Bard of Salford will be spinning quality tracks with a definite nod towards the sartorial with specific reference to the suit. For his weekly Sunday afternoon show, Iggy Pop will be presenting a fashion themed special. Iggy and fashion are clearly no strangers he’s been known to wear see through trousers as well as a maternity dress and golf shoe combo. This programme will feature his personal music choices and anecdotes, from the benefits of wearing leatherette to strolling around London in satin pyjamas and slippers back in ’72 (Sunday 5 October, adidas obuv dámska 4 6pm).Mary Anne Hobbs welcomes fashion expert and former singer and guitarist with The Fall, Brix Smith, who delivers a 3 Minute Epiphany on why music needs fashion (10am 1pm, Saturday 11 October).Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe have lived through the iconic fashion and music movements since the late 60s so will be reminiscing and sharing their own tales of these times. Plus, they’ll be welcoming cape wearing prog rock god, Rick Wakeman who was a key figure during the heady days of the 70s (Monday Friday, 1 4pm).And Gideon Coe will be theming two shows as part of the season one with music that celebrates clothes and another with music celebrating bands who attended art school (Thursday 18 September and Thursday 2 October, 9pm midnight).6 Music will also be broadcasting a range of documentaries from the archive, including ‘The Look Of Music, The Sound Of Fashion’ presented by Malcolm McLaren, and ‘You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again’, a history of the British teenager introduced by John Peel which focuses on changing fashions and pop culture from the 1950s to the 1980s. With exclusive clips and content including a special 6 Music photo story featuring iconic shoe designer Terry de Havilland, galleries and audio and video clips from 6 Music and BBC Four.

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Call it what you want this was a « Spotlight » celebration.

Liev Schreiber, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo, with wife Sunrise Coigney, all made it to « Spotlight » producer Michael Sugar’s pre Oscar party just hours after the film took four Independent Spirit Awards, including best feature.

The event, co hosted by Sugar’s Anonymous Content colleagues Steve Golin (also a « Spotlight » producer) and Doug Wald, started late Saturday and ran over into Sunday morning high atop Sunset Tower in West Hollywood.

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Olivia Wilde rocked a casual, natural look early in the evening as she chatted with friends near the bar, topping black jeans and chunky platform shoes with a satin bomber jacket emblazoned with palm tree silhouettes against sunset colors.

Patrick Stewart, with wife Sunny Ozell, connected with Meg Ryan for a lengthy conversation near some reserved for VIPs seating, while Tim Robbins, fresh off his Camera Award honor at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, passed by them flying solo.

Eddie Redmayne, James Corden lead a celebration of British Oscar nominees at Film Is Great party Christie D Outside Fig Olive in West Hollywood on Friday night, the team from the Oscar nominated « Shaun the Sheep Movie » were reviewing their snapshots from the evening and by that measure, it was a smashing success.

« My kid doesn’t care if we win, » producer Julie Lockhart said with a laugh, « as long.

Outside Fig Olive in West Hollywood on Friday night, the team from the Oscar nominated « Shaun the Sheep Movie » were reviewing their snapshots from the evening and by that measure, it was a smashing success.

« My kid doesn’t care if we win, » producer Julie Lockhart said with a laugh, « as long.

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Dancing broke out more than once not always a given at a Hollywood affair near the main bar inside, adidas originals as DJ Spider mixed this year’s Grammy nominated hits with classic dance riffs and old school tunes.

Near the impromptu dance space, Keegan Michael Key casually held court, easily moving from conversation to conversation. Also spotted: Alexander Skarsgard, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Jessica Szohr, Nina Dobrev, Jessica Stam, Zach Braff, Famke Janssen, Matt McGorry, Chace Crawford and 2012 Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

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It’s Oscars Sunday, Hollywood’s biggest night. Here’s everything you need to know for tuning into the 88th Academy Awards and red carpet taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHAT TIME DOES THE SHOW START? WHAT CHANNEL?

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It’s Oscars Sunday, Hollywood’s biggest night. Here’s everything you need to know for tuning into the 88th Academy Awards and red carpet taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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The evening’s biggest logistical challenge was navigating the bottleneck at the handful of stairs that lead from the indoor part of Sunset Tower’s rooftop space out to the pool area though on this night, the pool was cleverly covered to allow more room for to 400 or so guests and another bar, with the lights of Los Angeles spreading out to the south as a backdrop.

How challenging was the bottleneck? Even 6 foot 3 Schreiber, who can cut through a crowd like a knife, got hung up at the stairs.

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Matthew, a Manchester United fan, says: « Angel Di Maria does not look like a player worth 60 million. »

Pat, a Nottingham Forest fan, adidas obuv kosice says of Stuart Pearce: « His position is untenable, he has got to resign. »

While Robbie says Liverpool could finish in the top four now that Daniel Sturridge is back from injury.

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« We had enough possession and enough chances but couldn’t find that bit of quality.

« Going behind so early gave them something to sit on. They defended well, to be fair. You can’t keep going behind because it’s going to catch up with you and it did so today.

« I couldn’t have asked for more effort in the second half they provided as much effort and commitment as you could hope for.

« It’s disappointing for our fans but they know and we know that there is a long way to go. We need to react well in the next game. »

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: « I’m very happy because of the positive result. We lost the last home match so we had to show to our fans that we are coming back again.

« I liked my team in the first half. In the second half we tried to kill the game because we know what happened at Leicester when we were also 1 3 ahead and we lost the game.

« But in the second half we played the ball too much backwards, and I do not like that as you always need to keep your eyes open for the pass forward. But we also have to learn to kill the game, we may have done that more than we wanted, but it is a learning process. »

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: « It was a difficult game for us. We are playing against a very good side, to concede three goals in a really short space of time put us up against it.

« The first goal is offside but I can’t complain too much as we were beaten by a very very good side.

« In the second half we have at least shown a bit more resilience and managed the ball a bit better. I think that was our problem in the first half.

On the next game against Crystal Palace: « Those are the games that are going to define our season, not necessarily games against the likes of Manchester United. »

Stoke’s hat trick hero Jonathan Walters on 5 live Sport: « I’ve left my match ball in the changing room. A great result for us today, and it wasn’t a pretty game as a whole. The conditions here were very windy and the pitch was boggy. We gave away a sloppy goal and for a while our backs were against the wall, but all over the pitch we were excellent and we competed for every ball. And now we move on up the league.

« I think I’ll get that match ball signed by all the players with a few little messages, and then I’ll take it home and adidas obuv bazar it’ll probably end up in some cupboard somewhere! »

Jean Louis Akpa Akpro’s 77th minute strike gave Shrewsbury a 1 0 win at Newport County to keep his side top of the table ahead of a hard chasing Burton Albion on goal difference.

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Ko birdies final hole to win LPGA major at ANA Inspiration

(Reuters) New Zealand’s Lydia Ko became the youngest player to win two LPGA major championships when she birdied the par five 18th to clinch the ANA Inspiration by one stroke in Rancho Mirage, California, on Sunday.

For adidas e shop the 18 year old world number one, who closed with a three under 69 at the Mission Hills Country Club to finish at 12 under par 276, the win marked her second successive major title after winning the Evian Championship last year.

« It was always my dream to play on the LPGA. Just being here was a dream come true, » said Ko, who started the day one back of leader Lexi Thompson. « For these amazing things to be happening is unbelievable but it also motivates me to work harder. »

Britain’s Charley Hull (69) and South Korea’s Chun In gee (70) finished a stroke back. Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn (71) led late but bogeyed the final three holes to finish two strokes off the pace.

The season’s first major looked headed for a playoff when Jutanugarn’s bogey at the par three 17th, where she pulled her tee shot badly, set up a three way tie for the lead.

But Ko, who was coming off a win at last week’s Kia Classic, would secure her 12th LPGA Tour victory by striking a precise wedge from 88 yards to set up a one foot birdie putt.

Following her triumph, Ko took the traditional leap into Poppie’s Pond next to the 18th green along with her mother, sister, caddie and caddie’s fiance.

The South Korean born Ko was bogey free for the final round and made several crucial putts to stay in the hunt, including pair of long birdie putts on the front nine and a solid par save on the 13th to stay two shots back of Jutanugarn.

Missing Valentine Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

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