Alert in England by Rashford and Kane before the Euro

first_imgThe coach of Manchester United has announced in the press conference prior to the clash against Bruges in Europa League that the English striker will be off longer than desired, seriously doubting your call for the Euro. “I hope he plays before the end of the season, but if he is not fit, he will not go to the European Championship“said the Norwegian coach. With the shadow of uncertainty flying over Kane and Rashford, Southgate has to invent a ‘9’. The best option would be Tammy Abraham but the soccer player of Chelsea, despite having a great season (15 goals), he has barely played four times with England. Very little baggage to carry the scoring weight of the winner of the World Cup 66 in her fight to be the first time continental champion. Similar is the case of Dominic Calvert-lewin, of Everton, that since the arrival of Ancelotti has exploited its facet scoring but has not yet been released as international. The other alternative would be to bet on the attacker of the Southampton, Danny Ings, who is fighting to be the top scorer of the Premier but he has not played with the English shirt since 2015 (31 minutes against Lithuania in his only presence). With the option Jamie Vardy discarded, although the Leicester footballer is enjoying a second youth at 33 (he left the team after the World Cup in Russia), the range of possibilities is obscured by the English coach.Sterling and Sancho, step forward Very bad news that the English coach has received at this beginning of the year Gareth Southgate. If first fell Harry Kane, which was operated and will be as soon as low until April although Jose Mourinho He is more than pessimistic and does not see his return until the end of the season. Now the statements of Ole Gunnar Solskjær about Marcus Rashford’s health status they have blown up alarms in the English team’s environment four months after the start of the Eurocup, in which practically pross They play at home.center_img Southgate will have to invent an option as a forward reference. The red devils Jesse Lingard It may be an emergency tip but the eyes of English fans will be on Sterling Y Sancho. The two skilled players, from the sides, will have to step forward and uncork their scoring nose. For the sake of Southgate and England.last_img read more

Bicycle ‘thief’ shot by unlicensed firearm holder

first_imgA 43-year-old man is currently hospitalised with a gunshot injury after he was found in the Alberttown, Georgetown yard of a businessman who is a not a licensed firearm holder, early Wednesday morning.According to reports, the incident occurred at about 04:10h. The injured man has been identified as Vijay Singh, who has “no fixed place of abode”.The 49-year-old businessman reportedly told investigators that he was awake in his Third Street, Alberttown, home when he heard a noise in the yard. Upon investigating, the man related that he observed, through a window, that there was someone in his yard. The person, he recalled, was at the time walking towards the gate and was pushing a bicycle.As such, the businessman got his unlicensed Ruger 9mm pistol, went downstairs in the yard and discharged a round in the direction of the suspect, hitting him to his right leg.The Police were then summoned and upon arriving at the scene, they found that a storeroom located at the western side of yard had the door open. It is believed that Singh removed the bicycle and was about to leave with it when he was shot.Nevertheless, the injured man was picked up by the lawmen and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPH) where he was treated and is currently admitted under guard.Singh is expected to be charged and placed before the court upon his discharge from the medical institution.Meanwhile, the businessman has been taken into custody and is assisting with investigations.last_img read more

Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating WCup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

first_img0Shares0000A tweet suggested Mexicans celebrating their World Cup win against Germany triggered an “artificial earthquake,” but experts disagree © AFP/FileMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jun 20 – After Mexico scored a goal to defeat defending champions Germany in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, a tweet suggesting that celebrating fans had triggered an “artificial earthquake” in Mexico City went viral.But according to experts, no such earthquake occurred. WHAT ARE WE ARE VERIFYING?“The earthquake detected in Mexico city was artificial in origin. Possibly caused by mass jumping during Mexico’s World Cup goal. At least two sensors in Mexico City detected it at 11:32,” said the tweet, by an institution calling itself SIMMSA — the Department of Seismology and Volcanology of the Institute for Geological and Atmospheric Research.The story of the “earthquake” caused by jubilant Mexican fans was picked up by media outlets around the world.WHAT DO WE KNOW?The public institution that monitors seismic activity in Mexico, the National Seismological Service (SSN), did not announce any earthquake in Mexico City on Sunday.Xyoli Ramirez Campos of the Geophysics Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a member of the SSN, said that although movements by large groups of people can create vibrations that are picked up by seismographs, they would not resemble the spike caused by an earthquake.“For example, when (university football team) the Pumas play, and more than 60,000 people are jumping at the same time, it creates a detectable signal,” she told AFP.“But that is reflected as vibrations on the graph, not an earthquake.”A similar phenomenon occurs during FC Barcelona matches, said Spanish geologist Javier Carmona of the Complutense University in Madrid.“Every time Barca scores a goal, the Institute of Earth Sciences in Barcelona detects the same thing. But it’s not right to say that it’s generated an earthquake,” he said.“It’s not true that Mexico’s goal caused an earthquake. On a seismograph, it would appear as a signal with a different frequency from an earthquake.”Ramirez Campos said she was unaware of SIMMSA’s existence until its tweet went viral.“It’s not a site that’s known within the seismological community,” she said.WHAT CONCLUSION CAN BE DRAWN?The mass movements of large crowds of people can be detected by seismographs, but they do not trigger earthquakes. There is no evidence an earthquake took place in Mexico City on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wolves set to hand former Villa youngster new deal

first_img Kenny Jackett 1 Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has revealed the club are ready to reward winger Jordan Graham with a new contract.The 20-year-old former Aston Villa youngster has been in outstanding form since breaking into the side in November.He still has 18 months to run on his contract, but Wolves are ready to act now to secure Graham’s long-term future at Molineux.“We have some time on his present contract, it’s not that it’s running out this season,” said Jackett.“But having said that, Jez Moxey (CEO) is very good at rewarding players when they come in and do it, and we genuinely speak to them before their contract is up or when it’s absolutely necessary we like to encourage our young players and if they come in and do well we’ll talk to them straight away.”last_img read more

Joe Hart’s not pulling punches in this straight talking interview – refreshing?

first_img“The new Gillette Fusion ProShield has an added lubrication strip before the blade, causing less irritation by shielding you while you shave” – Joe Hart, ambassador for the new ProShield razor. Follow Gillette on Twitter @gilletteUK BELIEF, STRUCTUREMedia angles and agendas often surround the job of England manager, too, yet Hart is fulsome in his praise for Roy Hodgson. “A lot of organisation, a lot of belief,” he replies when asked what Hodgson has introduced in his four years in charge.“He has really tried to create a team environment, which is not easy at international level – but we definitely feel like we’re a unit. He tries to keep instructions as simple as he can, so that we can adhere to them and work together. He puts a lot of faith in the lads. He’s constantly reminding us that we’re a good team and we just need to show it.”Sport asks if Hodgson is a different character to his predecessor, Fabio Capello, and Hart’s smile briefly disappears – whether at the question or at any lingering memories of his former manager, we genuinely can’t tell.“Yeah, evidently – they’re two very different people; different cultures,” he says. “But at the same time, they both speak ‘football’, which is the same.”Has Hart ever seen Hodgson lose his rag? “He’s a passionate man… As much as he is a genuinely nice man – there’s no denying that – he’s the same as us when we’re on the field. He wants to win; we want to win. We expect a lot of each other and he expects a lot from us. So, sometimes situations happen in football, but that’s what happens at the top level.”While Euro 2012 had its high points, however (England topped their group, beating Sweden and the Ukraine, before losing to Italy on penalties in the quarters), the World Cup clearly did not go to plan. MESSI AND THE PHENOMENONWhen Sport spoke to England’s captain Wayne Rooney back in 2013, he was keen to point out that Champions League football was a useful learning curve for international football. Playing regularly outside the UK, against top foreign opposition, getting used to coming up against different tactical styles and atmospheres: all of this prepared you for what you were likely to face in a major tournament with England.Rooney’s theory bodes well for Hart, who has put in a number of special performances in recent Champions League seasons for Manchester City. In March 2015, after a string of saves restricted Barcelona to a single goal at the Nou Camp, Lionel Messi gushed of Hart post-match: “He was phenomenal, he stopped everything. We have to congratulate him on a great game because he’s a fantastic goalkeeper.” Barca coach Luis Enrique added: “The score could have been a rout. Hart was incredible.”This year, Hart saved a penalty from Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Manchester City bested Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter finals. The 6ft 5ins goalkeeper than conceded just one, viciously deflected goal over the two legs of City’s semi-final exit to Real Madrid.“I’m improving all the time,” says Hart. “That’s my job: to try and grow as a player. I’m only 29 now – so hopefully coming into my peak – but I’ve got a lot of years behind me; experience of all different situations. I’m trying to use as much of that as I can.”Gianluigi Buffon seems to be of the opinion that England’s number one is pretty much at his peak already. In 2015, the great Italian goalkeeper was quoted as telling the press that “you won’t think of a better goalkeeper in the world” than Hart.A wry smile appears on Hart’s lips as the quote is put to him: “I don’t know about that. I’m aware of how angled questions can be towards you! He’s a great man; a great goalkeeper. Very classy, and someone who’s a massive idol of mine; a player I really look up to. But we were playing them [Juventus] at the time and I respect his opinion, of course – but I’m also aware of how questions are put to him. It’s difficult to sometimes answer them.” 5 5 5 Joe Hart believes there is one reason to go to the European Championship and he explains more here WORLD CUP TROUBLES“It didn’t go well, but it’s pretty simple [what went wrong]: we lost the first two games – two games we could have easily won,” says Hart. “I don’t think Italy or Uruguay would have complained if we had won those games. But we didn’t.“What we’ve done really well since then is: we’ve got on with it. We’ve won all of our qualifying games, we’ve done well in some of the friendlies – and we’ve not made those friendlies easy, purposely to prepare us well for the next tournament. That’s kind of the beauty of football. Whether you win, lose or draw, there’s always another game.”Some may look at that as a forgiving assessment of a World Cup campaign where England went out at the earliest possible opportunity (then drew 0-0 with Costa Rica as a finale). But part of Hart’s mental armour appears to be a kind of bullish positivity. What’s for certain is the mood towards England is surprisingly brighter than the bleak forecasts people had after that early exit two years ago.The spectacular form of Leicester City and, at times, Tottenham this season has brought unexpected bonuses for England. The likes of Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Danny Drinkwater have forced their way into the reckoning.“Yeah, it’s a really enjoyable place to be,” says Hart of an England squad that has benefited from a fresh injection of players. “We’ve got some really inspirational talent who are doing well at their club level, doing well on the international scene – and I believe they can do something special.”So what constitutes a successful Euros for England? “Well, I go there with the intention of winning it,” says Hart. “People are going to have their opinions on what’s good enough, but we’re going there to win it – that’s the only reason to turn up.“I believe that this England team has the potential to do that. There’s no point in going if we don’t.”Whether you find the keeper’s straighttalking style enjoyable or a dangerous portent for future egg on England faces, it’s at least refreshing to see a player unafraid to put his opinions on the line. Expect Hart to have his mettle tested again on the pitch this summer. We get the feeling he wouldn’t have it any other way. 5 5 This interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine, the fantastic free weekly publication packed with great stuff. They’re on Facebook (here), on Twitter @SportMagUK and you can download the free iPad app here.“Is that Vinnie?” Joe Hart smiles as he pauses to glance at an old copy of Sport with his Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, splashed across the cover. “The master… the politician…” he intones, cheekily adding to the description of the Belgian defender on the magazine’s cover.Our interview with Hart happens before injury has ruled the unfortunate Kompany out of Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad. But, on a rainy day in Manchester (‘liquid sunshine’, locals calls it), the England goalkeeper is in an assured mood regarding his own country’s chances at the tournament.Kompany is the key leader for his club side, but who fulfils that role for the England national team right now?“We have loads of big characters, lots of important people,” Hart insists. “Obviously Wazza [Wayne Rooney] is our voice, he’s our captain – and the manager. They’re our main two, and the rest of us just try and support them as best we can.”Paradoxically, when the England national team struggle, they are accused by half the population of being overrated and high on their own hype – and by the other half of freezing on the big occasion, of not living up to their talent. Yet Hart insists that the England dressing room is far from a nervous or intimidated place before a crunch international match.“We have a mix of cool heads and more vocal characters, but everyone’s quite up for it,” he says. “We’ve all been in big games. We’re all comfortable in that situation. It’s our job, at the end of the day. We focus on the game and try our best to win.”last_img read more

Kunitz lifts Ducks over Ottawa

first_img “It’s sort of fun, but I should have 30,” Selanne said. “I haven’t really thought about that much but of course I’ve felt great all year. I’ve come back from knee surgery and I’ve got my strength back and my speed back so that’s all that really matters. I’ve really enjoyed this year so far.” Todd Marchant scored his seventh midway through the period to put the Mighty Ducks up 3-2. Bryan Smolinski and Eaves scored in the first for Ottawa. The Mighty Ducks won for just the sixth time in 21 road games. “They didn’t give us anything,” Hasek said. “Even in the third period we had maybe one or two chances. They played a great defensive game. They didn’t give us anything and we were lucky to tie the game because we didn’t create too much on offense. They played a great game for 60 or 65 minutes.” Jason Spezza returned to the Senators lineup after missing 12 of 13 games because of a chest muscle injury. Smolinski opened the scoring on a power play 2:22 in when he beat Giguere through the legs with a long shot along the ice from the left boards. Both teams’ enforcers, the Mighty Ducks’ Todd Fedoruk and Ottawa’s Brian McGrattan, squared off for a lengthy fight just 4 seconds after the goal. Smolinski assisted on Eaves’ 10th goal at 15:44 which put the Senators up 2-0. 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “It’s just 1-on-1 and the game’s on the line,” said Kunitz, who had the Mighty Ducks’ other shootout winner in a 5-4 win in St. Louis on Dec. 31. “I think a lot of guys like to thrive in that situation and I like it a lot.” Trailing 3-2, Ottawa tied it when Heatley scored a short-handed goal with 2:28 remaining in the third. Alfredsson set up the scoring chance with a shot from the right boards, which was stopped by Giguere. Heatley drove the net and put the rebound in for his team-leading 30th goal. Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist as the Mighty Ducks scored three unanswered goals in the second after falling behind 2-0. Selanne assisted on Kunitz’s goal 24 seconds into the second during a two-man advantage before scoring his team-leading 20th goal at 8:20, an unassisted effort that tied it at 2. Selanne reached 20 goals for the 12th time in 13 seasons. OTTAWA — Chris Kunitz was confident he had a move that could trump Dominik Hasek. “He does like to sprawl,” the Mighty Ducks forward said after he scored the only shootout goal, lifting Anaheim to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Kunitz deked Hasek and put a backhand over the Senators’ veteran goalie on the Mighty Ducks’ opening shot. center_img “He’s very flexible, his legs are post-to-post, so if you fake to the forehand and can’t get the puck in the air, you kind of stuff it into his pads,” Kunitz said. “As long as you can get it into the air, I think you can beat him on that second kind of move.” Andy McDonald and Jonathan Hedstrom failed to beat Hasek, but Mighty Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Patrick Eaves to give Anaheim just its second win in 11 overtime games. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s Apprentice star Joanne Sweeney-Burke is to step up to the plate this evening when she appears on the second installment of the hit TV3 show.The Letterkenny businesswoman will be chosen as Team Zest’s Project Manager.The task this evening will see contestants choose and market a new Irish band and unveil them at the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin. Joanne has so far kept a low profile but all that is expected to change this evening when Joanne shows her true grit.At one stage Joanne is questioned in her role as PM by another contestant – and she quickly puts the threat down.An Apprentice insider told “Joanne bursts onto the scene tonight and shows what she is capable of.“I think she quietly impresses Bill and let’s just say – we don’t think she’ll be packing her Samsonite suitcase just yet.”! EndsJSB GETS READY TO MAKE SWEET MUSIC ON TONIGHT’S APPRENTICE! was last modified: October 10th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Joanne Sweeney-BurkeThe Apprenticelast_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A young Donegal man is to appear on Christmas cards for one of America’s biggest television stars after catching her eye.Craig Magee was minding his own business while on holiday in Hollywood when he accidentally walked onto the set of the Ellen Degeneres Show.The Letterkenny man walked past Ms DeGeneres’ boulevard Walk of Fame ‘star’ and was interviewed during a live link for her show. Ms DeGeneres, one of America’s biggest stars, joked that he could donate some cash or his t-shirt to help sponsor her sidewalk star.The normally chatty host was left almost speechless when the Irish hunk Craig, 25, from Kirskstown, quickly whipped off his t-shirt.Ellen said “You are my new favourite person. You are fantastic.”She then asked him to sit down beside her Hollywood star to have his picture taken. The Ms DeGenres said “That’s my Christmas card.”Ellen also admired Craig’s t-shirt of Jim Morrisson from The Doors but the Donegal admitted he didn’t know who the iconic singer was.After his appearance on the show, Craig and girlfriend Jayne McCanny were taken to the Warner Studios in Los Angeles where he met the star.He also received a goodie bag full of gifts including a Google Tablet computer.“I still can’t believe I was topless on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Living the dream,” said Craig. DONEGAL MAN BECOMES HUGE HIT AFTER SURPRISE APPEARANCE ON AMERICAN TV was last modified: September 14th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:AmericaCRaig MageeEllen DeGeneresTVlast_img read more


first_imgPatsy Dan Rodgers, King of Tory, discusses his mobile optimised website withDr Mary Attenborough, Michael Gallagher and Roisin Moran Brady of TheWebbery as they arrive on the island. Photo by alanlavander.comA COMPANY which helps provide remote internet access to  locations have been given a special welcome – by the 11 pupils of Scoil Cholmcille Oilean Thoraí – Tory’s national school.“In the 1970s, the government attempted to implement plans to close down Tory Island because they clearly believed it was in the middle of nowhere – but that’s definitely not true today”, said Dr Mary Attenborough of The Webbery when addressing the school students.The Technical Director and two other members of the web development company, based in An Fál Carrach, visited the school this week to launch their mobile website development. Roisin Moran Brady told the pupils about her great-great aunt Nora Sweeney, who taught at the school in 1915 and now that The Webbery is responsible for the island community’s website, the family connection has spanned almost a hundred years.The media consultant for the family business then invited the students to think about how advances with computers and the internet have transformed the opportunities for the island residents in the last century.“Our ancestors emigrated to America and all around the world but now there are so many areas of work that can be done right here on the island because of the internet,” she said.Remote working suggestions from the 11 pupils, aged between six and twelve, ranged from online selling and internet marketing to programming and app development. Fifth Class student Padraig Duggan proposed that even a physicist could work on Tory by communicating and researching projects online.Dr Attenborough went on to speak of their company’s success in remote working which now develops and provides active support to over 400 small business websites throughout Ireland. She then joined with the class to play the Internet Fact Search Game, based around domain name protocols, that she designed specifically for the children.“The pupils’ enthusiasm for new technology was palpable, but no more so than their pride in the old traditions,” said operations manager Michael Gallagher, as the children’s poignant rendition of the Tory Island anthem ‘Amhrán na Scadáin’, (‘The Song of the Herrings’), brought an end to the visit.“Tory Island isn’t in the middle of nowhere. With the island online, Tory really is in the middle of everywhere”. Googled out – the students of Scoil Cholmcille Oilean Thoraí relax withtablets and smartphones after playing the Internet Fact Search Game alongwith Dr Mary Attenborough, Michael Gallagher and Roisin Moran Brady of TheWebbery, School Principal, Anna Meehan, and School Secretary, Noreen Meenan.Photo by alanlavander.comPICTURE SPECIAL AS REMOTE INTERNET ARRIVES AT TORY ISLAND NATIONAL SCHOOL was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Scoil Cholmcille Oilean ThoraíThe WebberyTory Islandlast_img read more