Joe Allen
Joe Allen
Joseph Michael "Joe" Allen is a Welsh international footballer who plays for Swansea City as a midfielder.
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Soccer-We've only just begun to live, believes Bale
Yahoo News - 8 months
(Refiles with corrected headline) By Neil Robinson LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Wales will move higher than their richer rivals and neighbours England when the new FIFA rankings are announced after Euro 2016, the first sign for what, many predict, will be a bright future after they made history at the tournament. Playmaker Gareth Bale is among those who believes the success story will continue, especially since many of the players who lost 2-0 to Portugal in the semi-finals are coming into their prime. Bale and midfielder Joe Allen are 26 and the talented Aaron Ramsey is a year younger at 25.
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Joe Allen, Broadway’s Quiet Man
NYTimes - 10 months
His restaurants have been theater-district landmarks for decades. But he doesn’t much want to talk about it.
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The timeless appeal of 'Calvin & Hobbes'
NPR - over 3 years
Filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder collected the stories of Calvin & Hobbes' fans and dug into the strip's mystique for his new documentary, Dear Mr. Watterson, which premiered in theaters and on demand yesterday.
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From A Superfan, A Love Letter To 'Calvin & Hobbes'
NPR - over 3 years
Joel Allen Schroeder's documentary, Dear Mr. Watterson, digs deep into what makes the comic so beloved, seeking out experts and fans — but not its very private creator — to celebrate the strip's legacy. » E-Mail This     » Add to
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Alabama Residents Panic After Radio Station's Joke Alien Invasion
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
When it comes to media, the line between truth and fiction is sometimes hazier than the Milky Way. Just ask Star 94.9, the Alabama radio station that aired a mock warning of an extra-terrestrial invasion on Aug. 27 and subsequently sent the town of Tuscumbia into a spiral of panic about an impending bomb attack. It was all a misunderstanding, or perhaps an initial miscalculation by the local Schols Radio Group's station, according to the Times Daily. The broadcast's joke about aliens taking over the station was only meant to publicize a programming change. But Star 94.9 got more of a promotional boost than they had bargained for when residents took the aliens' threats seriously. Apparently, the broadcast, which included an alien reading Goodnight Moon, spiraled into an elaborate rumor of a bomb threat at a local school. (A recording of the broadcast is available on Star 94.9's Soundcloud.) Read More... More on Education: Alabama
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Famous, secret Northwest treehouse now on Craigslist
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Want to own the “HemLoft,” a famous,  secret Northwest treehouse once featured in the glossy design magazine Dwell? Did we mention it’s egg-shaped and illegal? The dream can now be yours, for free, through Craigslist. A few years ago, Joel Allen, then a recently laid-off software designer, built a treehouse in the woods of Whistler, B.C. He suspended it from a giant hemlock and dubbed it the “HemLoft.” He kept the location a secret, because he had built the tiny house on government land in Whistler without permits. Then he invited Dwell magazine to profile his sylvan egg. Click the photos above to find out what happened next and how [...]
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Expect More Police Patrols Wednesday Night
Brighton Patch - over 4 years
Local law enforcement agencies are increasing their number of patrols Wednesday night - the unofficial 'biggest bar night of the year.' The Michigan State Police, Livingston County Sheriff's Department and the Brighton Police Department will all have increased patrols - in car and by foot - and some beginning as early as 8 p.m. Last year, 166 people were arrested statewide for alcohol-related offenses between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, according to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP). Five of those arrests occurred in Livingston County. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said that while he's heard how Wednesday night is supposedly the biggest bar night of the year, he doesn't think there's any more activity than there is on other holiday nights such as New Year's Eve or St. Patrick's Day. "I think awareness and telling people that we're going to be out there is a deterrent," he said. "It doesn't deter everybody, but letting them ...
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Chelsea v Liverpool - as it happened | Jacob Steinberg
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Luis Suarez's late header rescued a point for Liverpool after John Terry had put Chelsea in front in the first half Afternoon. If you're here for the shit on a stick, you've come to the wrong place. Sure, matches between Chelsea and Liverpool were once the most tedious around but this one could be as entertaining as turning on your television on a Sunday morning and seeing a middle-aged man wearing an alice band. That's mostly down to Chelsea's admirable decision to forgo defensive discipline and instead build their side around three creative geniuses (not Milligan, Cleese, Everett). The last three matches at Stamford Bridge have been absurd ripsnorters, Chelsea losing 3-2 to Manchester United in the league, beating them 5-4 in the League Cup and then edging out Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 in an end-to-end thriller. In total, there have been 45 goals scored in 9 matches at Stamford Bridge this season, a rate of five goals a match. Chelsea have only kept two clean sheets at home too. All h ...
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Everton v Liverpool - live! | Tom Bryant
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
• Hammer F5 to refresh • Email any thoughts to • Check out the rest of today's latest scores 90min +1: Everton make a valiant attempt to get the ball into the box, via Gueye. Baines then attempts the same from the other side of the pitch. The problem being that there was no-one in the middle to latch onto the ball. 90 min: Just feels as if the fight has gone out of this. Both sides seem to be settling for the draw. There are four minutes of extra time, so there's still time ... 89 min: Suarez attempts to latch onto a long ball but, in turning, he is caught by Distin. A long range free-kick follows, arcing into the box. He hits it too far, unfortunately, and the ball goes out for a goal kick. Graveyard shift-gate with SB Tang: "Page 188 of Gerrard: My Autobiography (Bantam ed, 2007): I was left fighting with Danny Murphy and David Thompson for right midfield. Danny, Thommo and I called it the 'graveyard shift'." This is a tedious debate, isn't it? ...
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10 Reasons To Celebrate Aging…
Psych Central - over 4 years
Yesterday was my birthday. I’m not sad. Not manic, either. Just celebrating aging and a joyous day. Here are 10 reasons why: 1. It went on for three days, beginning Saturday. I had my hair cut. Very short. It’s a brush cut. I love carefree hair. Who has time to fuss with hair, so  every eight weeks, I’m buzzed. 2. Then, I met my closest girlfriend and we walked to a tiny perfect new sushi spot for a delicious Bento Box lunch. Very intimate. We had the place to ourselves. This is our annual ritual because our birthdays are three days apart, though I’m one year older. We exchange small gifts ~ I knit her a scarf in her favourite colours ~ and we celebrate our friendship. Without fail. Getting Buzzed 3. Then I went home, worked for a bit – I never feel right unless I work everyday. We watched a great HBO documentary about Ethel Kennedy, made by Rory Kennedy, her 11th and youngest child born six months after the 1968 assassination of her father, Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Cele ...
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James Franco: The Search for the Real: Part 2
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Dear N_______________, I had such a good time with you the other day, although I know things are a bit weird. When I invited you to the Whitney it was because I wanted to spend as much time with a friend as possible, but you know how I am -- I need to always be doing something; I can't just sit and bullshit. That's why I insisted on reading to you in the museum café before we saw the Yokoi Kosama show. In case you couldn't follow everything we read because of the noise or because I picked it up in the middle, I'll tell you that Spalding Gray's Morning, Noon and Night is charming and disarming. It is so simple: A man has a child with a woman with whom he shares one other child and a stepchild; the family has recently moved to Sag Harbor; the man talks about a single uneventful day in his new environs with the new family configuration. I kept wondering how this book could be so engrossing while being so deceptively simple. I think there are two things that are going ...
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Premier League winners and losers
Irish Examiner - over 4 years
Ger McCarthy   WINNERS Arsenal Crisis? What crisis? Unlike this time last season when eight goals were shipped in one horrific afternoon at Old Trafford Arsenal has yet to concede a goal three games into the new campaign. Abou Diaby is playing like a young Patrick Vieira, Santi Cazorla has settled quickly, Podolski has netted his first goal and even Vito Mannone played superbly in Sunday’s excellent win at Anfield. It’s onwards and upwards for Arsene Wenger’s side. Manchester City City concluded a productive 48 hours with another unconvincing victory and the signing of four new players before the end of the transfer window. Thursday’s Champions League draw setup glamour ties with Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund and had the Etihad Stadium buzzing until another ragged defensive display glossed over City’s second win of the campaign. Despite eking out results, the champions have failed to reproduce the scintillating form that delivered a first Premier League title and Robert ...
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New Olympics gaffe sees Welshman Allen called 'English'
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Olympics organisers suffered another embarrassing nationality blunder on Thursday when Welsh international footballer Joe Allen was described as "English".
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Teens get high on inhalants, roadside weeds, Glendale police warn
LATimes - almost 5 years
Some teens are turning to inhaling chemical sprays or smoking poisonous roadside weeds in an effort get high, Glendale police warned. Displaying cans of body sprays and dust removers, along with drug paraphernalia and other chemicals sold over the Internet, Glendale Officer Joe Allen told parents at a meeting this week that the items were only some of the items of choice. Allen said he bought most of the items from a 99 Cents Only store, surprising some parents who attended the informational drug meeting at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA. "It’s our job as parents … to get them to understand that using [drugs] has negative consequences," Allen said. Parents had asked Allen to talk to them about the latest drug trends among teens, said Susan Dubin, a member of the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition. One popular method of getting high is huffing -- or inhaling -- chemicals such as gasoline, Allen said, although he acknowledged that local teens are mostly dr ...
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Dustin Fitzharris: Diana Ross: Live In Central Park... Before And After The Storm
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Thursday, July 21, 1983 was a sweltering hot and sticky 95-degree day in New York City. It was the ninth day of 90-degree weather in 10 days. Ladies on the street fanned themselves below noisy air-conditioner window units. Hot steam rose from the pavement. Below ground, subway cars were boiling. After days of suffering, the unrelenting heat had finally pushed resilient New Yorkers to their breaking point. Even ice became a commodity. Savvy street vendors started charging 50 cents for a cup. That morning, weather forecasters predicted thunderstorms for New York, but no one could have anticipated what was about to come. In 1983 there were few stars who could command attention like Diana Ross. Since she first began her career with the Supremes in the '60s, Ross consistently broke down barriers and set an example for others to follow. With 18 number-one hits, an Academy Award nomination, a Tony, and the title of Billboard's Female Entertainer of the Century, Ross' success was ...
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Joe Allen Chambers
OA Online - almost 5 years
ODESSA Joe Allen Chambers, 52, of Odessa, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at his residence in Odessa. Services are pending with Acres West Funeral Chapel.
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Joe A. Benfield, 72
Blue Ridge Now - almost 5 years
Joe Allen Benfield, 72, of Morganton, died April 25, 2012 at the Hospice House in Valdese, NC. Born April 18, 1940 in Avery County, the son of the late Waits C. Benfield and Rachel Deaton Benfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Allen Benfield who died in 2007. Joe is survived by his wife, Stella Benfield; sisters, Virginia Brewer and Bobbie Leigh of Shelby, NC; daughter, Melissa Singleton of Hendersonville, NC; four grandchildren, Mark Allen Benfield, II, Brad Singleton, Jonathan Singleton, and Logan Singleton; step daughter, Sherry Cole; step son, David Miller; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Benfield Cemetery on Buck Hill in Altamont, NC. Condolences and memories may be shared at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Benfield family.
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Joe Allen promoted to commander at Atascadero Police Department
The Tribune - SanLuisObispo - almost 5 years
Atascadero police Sgt. Joe Allen was promoted to the rank of police commander Monday, according to a statement from the city.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Allen
  • 2012
    Age 21
    Allen chose to be included in Team GB's 2012 Summer Olympics football squad.
    More Details Hide Details Captained by Ryan Giggs, Allen was one of five Welsh players. A mistake in the official Team GB programme described Allen as English. Allen was raised in the Pembrokeshire town of Narberth, and is a former student of Ysgol y Preseli. He is a fluent Welsh speaker. Individual
    He was awarded the prize for Welsh player of the year 2012 in October of that year.
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    Allen made his first start for Wales in a 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group G match against Switzerland at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Four days later Allen started again for Wales in a 1–0 victory against Bulgaria, played in Sofia.
    He went on to win the Standard Chartered Player of the Month for August 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after receiving his first professional contract for Swansea City, in August 2007 Allen was called up for the Wales under-21 team, in a friendly match away to Sweden. Allen came on as a substitute to score the winner in a 4–3 win. Despite playing in a central midfield position for Swansea, Allen initially played on the right wing for Wales – Aaron Ramsey and Jack Collison were the preferred Welsh central midfield pairing. However, this changed when former Wales manager Gary Speed deployed Allen with Ramsey and Andrew Crofts at the heart of midfield, in a 4-5-1 formation.
    He made his Premier League debut on 18 August 2012, starting in a 3-0 loss against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
    More Details Hide Details He started Liverpool's next game of the league campaign against Manchester City, where he was voted Man of the Match on the club's official website by fans and journalists.
    On 10 August 2012 after passing a medical at Melwood, Allen signed a long-term contract with Liverpool in a deal worth £13.5 million.
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    At the end of the season, he signed a new three-year contract until 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 20
    A few days prior to the beginning of the 2011–12 Premier League, Allen signed a new four-year contract with Swansea until 2015.
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  • 2010
    Age 19
    A string of impressive performances prompted manager Brendan Rodgers to play Allen in the South Wales derby in November 2010, with Allen receiving the man-of-the-match award in the 1–0 win.
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    In May 2009 Allen made his debut for the senior Wales team, as a substitute during a friendly against Estonia.
    More Details Hide Details In November 2009 Allen was called up for another international friendly, against Scotland, at the newly opened Cardiff City Stadium.
    After frequently being injured in the 2009–2010 season, Allen returned to regular first-team football at the start of the 2010–2011 season.
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    In April 2009, Allen came on as a substitute to score his first goal for Swansea in a South Wales derby away at Cardiff City.
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  • 2008
    Age 17
    In October 2008 Allen joined Wrexham on a one-month loan deal, and scored a goal on his debut for the North Wales side in a 3–1 win over York City.
    More Details Hide Details Allen made a handful of appearances for the club, but his loan spell was cut short when he damaged ankle ligaments, which kept him out for a month. Allen returned from the injury in December going back into Swansea squad at home to Barnsley; regular midfielder Ferrie Bodde had been ruled out for the remainder of the season as a result of injury. With Swansea 2–0 down playing terribly prompted manager Roberto Martinez brought Allen on from the bench. Swansea went on to earn a late 2–2 draw and, despite only playing 25 minutes, Allen once more received the man-of-the-match award.
  • 2007
    Age 16
    In August 2007 Martínez awarded Allen his first professional contract, which kept him at Swansea until 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Allen started in the next round of the Carling Cup at home to Reading, and again received the man of the match award. The following season, Swansea's first in the Football League Championship, Allen struggled to get into the first team due to competition from midfielders Darren Pratley, Ferrie Bodde, Owain Tudur Jones, Jordi Gomez and Leon Britton.
    The following pre-season Allen played in numerous games for the club. As the 2007–08 season got underway, he started in the first round of the League Cup game in a 2–0 home win over Walsall.
    More Details Hide Details Allen was named man of the match for his performance, which included assisting in the first goal by providing a left-footed chipped cross to Paul Anderson.
  • 2006
    Age 15
    Allen was part of the Swansea City youth set-up from the age of nine. As a first-year scholar in the youth team in the 2006–2007 season, he featured as an unused first-team substitute in a 3–0 away win over then Premiership side Sheffield United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
    More Details Hide Details Two weeks later, when Allen was just 16, Swansea manager Kenny Jackett gave Allen his debut in the FAW Premier Cup away tie to local Welsh Premier League side Port Talbot Town. Allen played the first half of the match, as Swansea lost 2–1 after extra time. Allen made his league debut for Swansea as a substitute in a 6–3 defeat to Blackpool on the final day of the Football League One season, as Swansea missed out on a play-off position under new manager and former team captain Roberto Martínez.
  • 1990
    Born on March 14, 1990.
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