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FA probe Beardsley allegations

first_imgPeter Beardsley is being investigated by the Football Association (FA) following allegations made about him during his time at Newcastle United, the governing body has confirmed.The 58-year-old, who left his post as a coach at Newcastle last week, had been on a period of leave since January 2018 when the club announced they were launching an investigation into claims of racism and bullying.Beardsley’s solicitors released a statement at the time that said the former England international “categorically denies the allegations”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Newcastle confirmed last Wednesday that Beardsley, who had two spells as a player with the Magpies, was no longer employed by the club.And on Tuesday, an FA spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the FA is investigating the allegations made against Peter Beardsley during his time at Newcastle United.”In a statement released via his legal representatives following his departure from Newcastle, Beardsley said: “The time is now right for me to seek a new challenge and I wish the players all the best and the supporters the success they deserve.”I have always honoured my contractual obligations of confidentiality to the club and maintained my silence, which has in itself been very difficult.”I am incredibly grateful for the tremendous support I have received and I look forward to the future.”Sixteen years ago Beardsley saw a Premier League inquiry over allegations of bullying during a previous period of employment with Newcastle dismissed.The former England striker made more than 250 league appearances for the club over two spells in the 1980s and 1990s. After retiring from playing in 1999, Beardsley returned to the club as reserve team manager following a brief one-game spell as England assistant to interim boss Howard Wilkinson. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

ONAWA TO HOST START OF 2018 RAGBRAI

first_imgBICYCLISTS WILL BEGIN THEIR TREK ACROSS THE STATE IN ONAWA DURING THIS YEAR’S RAGBRAI EVENT.THE DES MOINES REGISTER’S ANNUAL GREAT BIKE RIDE ACROSS IOWA BEGINS IN MONONA COUNTY WITH OVERNIGHT STAYS IN DENISON, JEFFERSON, AMES, NEWTON, SIGOURNEY, IOWA CITY AND DAVENPORT.PARTICIPANTS WILL RIDE 428 MILES BETWEEN JULY 22ND AND JULY 28TH.ONAWA LAST HOSTED THE EVENT 14 YEARS AGO.last_img

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Mbappe and Salah headline TOTW8 Goal 00:40 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe PSG Paris Saint-Germain Getty Images eSports Kylian Mbappé Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 The PSG forward was in brilliant form at the weekend and is joined by the Reds’ summer signing in the new team of star players The eighth FIFA 18 Team of the Week has been announced with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah taking centre stage. Mbappe played a starring role for the Parisian side, who were without Neymar, as they destroyed Angers 5-0, scoring two goals in the process.Meanwhile, Salah also grabbed a double as Liverpool hammered West Ham 4-1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He is joined in the Team of the Week by fellow Premier League players Leighton Baines and Steve Cook.Elsewhere, surprise Barcelona star Paco Alcacer gets a nod along with Bayern Munich centre-back Mats Hummels in a side that is packed with attacking pace.The Team of the Week is available from 1800 BST on November 8 until Wednesday, November 15.FIFA 17STARTING XIGK – Hradecky – Frankfurt – 81 > 84CB – Hummels – Bayern Munich – 88 > 89CB – Cook – Bournemouth – 77 > 81LB – Baines – Everton – 82 > 84CM – Parejo – Valencia – 82 > 84RM – Paco Alcacer – Barcelona – 79 > 82 RM – Origi – Wolfsburg – 78 > 82ST – Salah – Liverpool – 83 > 86RW – Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain – 83 > 85RW – Thauvin – S.S.C. Napoli – 82 > 84RW – Traore – Lyon – 78 > 82BENCHGK – Sirigu – Torino – 79 > 82CB – Tomovic – Chievo – 76 > 81  RB – Toure – Monaco – 73 > 79CAM – Anderson Talisca – Besiktas – 79 > 82ST – Sansone – Villarreal –  79 > 82CF – Dempsey – Seattle Sounders – 78 > 82 ST – Labyad – Urecht – 75 > 81RESERVESCB –  Balazic – Oeral – 65 > 75ST –  Girth – Meppen – 66 > 76ST –  Clarke –  Charlton – 65 > 75ST – Budimir – Crotone – 70 >78ST – Berisha – LASK – 56 > 66last_img read more

Castleford’s Daryl Powell: favourites tag means nothing in Grand Final

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share via Email Castleford finished 10 points clear of Leeds in the regular season and Danny McGuire, the Rhinos captain, said on Monday he felt the Tigers were favourites. But Powell took a different approach.“I’m not really bothered who are favourites,” said the Tigers’ coach, whose only previous Grand Final experience was as a player for Leeds in the inaugural Grand Final in 1998. “I don’t think it matters one way or the other.“It’s just toilet roll, really. It’ll get flushed away and mean nothing. It’s all about turning up and playing, whether we’re favourites or not won’t change it. It’s how we handle Old Trafford.”Castleford face a Rhinos side aiming for their eighth Grand Final win in 13 years, and the Rugby Football League has revealed the event is likely to sell out for only the second time in the 20-year history of Super League – the first being two years ago when Leeds beat Wigan.Roger Draper, the Super League executive director, confirmed on Monday that ticket sales had exceeded 60,000, with the RFL hopeful of announcing a sellout as early as Thursday.Both coaches reported they are close to finalising their sides for the game but Leeds have been dealt a blow with news that their England forward Stevie Ward will miss out with a shoulder injury. Castleford’s only selection matter is whether to bring back the forward Oliver Holmes.In an attempt to ensure the Tigers are ready for their first appearance at Old Trafford, Powell took his entire squad to Manchester on Monday for an overnight stay to help settle their nerves. “It felt smart to do it. We’ll stay overnight, have a meal together and get a feel for it all before coming over properly for the day of the game on Saturday.”Warrington, meanwhile, are understood to be on the verge of signing the Salford forward Ben Murdoch-Masila for a six-figure fee. Murdoch-Masila, who was named last week in the 2017 Super League Dream Team, will become the latest part of the rebuilding process at Warrington, who are expected to confirm the Australian Steve Price as their new coach for 2018. Read more Support The Guardian Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Super League news Rugby league Super League XXIIcenter_img Castleford Leeds Rhinos … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Castleford have been the form team all season but their coach denies favouritism will make any difference in the club’s first Super League Grand Final.It is first versus second on Saturday evening as Castleford face Leeds but Daryl Powell said the Tigers’ priority was “turning up and playing” at Old Trafford, regardless of which side was favourite. Topics Share on LinkedIn Luke Gale golden point beats St Helens and puts Castleford in Grand Final Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Video: John Calipari Addresses Post-Game Actions Of Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison

first_imgjohn calipari final four interviewjohn calipari final four interviewKentucky lost its Final Four contest against Wisconsin Saturday night, and in the aftermath, a number of the team’s players committed some transgressions they’d probably like to take back. Willie Cauley-Stein, among others, left the court without shaking hands with the Badgers. And Andrew Harrison made a disparaging remark during the post-game press conference about Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky. Sunday, Wildcats head coach John Calipari sat down with Campus Insiders’ Bonnie Bernstein to address both situations.Coach Cal explained that he loves his players, but they sometimes do “dumb things” that they later need to apologize for. He also said that Harrison will not be facing any discipline for his actions.It’s going to an interesting offseason in Lexington, to say the least.last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Reveals Why He Thinks Nick Saban Is Losing So Many Assistants

first_imgPaul Finebaum explains why Clemson will lose.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has weighed in on all of the news surrounding Nick Saban and the Alabama football program.The Crimson Tide, coming off their blowout loss to Clemson in the national title game, have lost a bunch of assistant coaches.Saban’s staff has had serious turnover before, but it’s reached a new level this year.Mike Locksley has taken the Maryland head coaching job, Josh Gattis has taken the Michigan offensive coordinator job, Brent Key is going to Georgia Tech and Dan Enos is heading to Miami.Finebaum believes Saban can be a difficult coach to work for.“I think Nick Saban has never been an easy coach to work for,” Finebaum said. “Whether that matters or not, I don’t know. When you’re going to work for Nick Saban, there’s a double-edged sword. Yeah, he’s difficult to work for, because he’s a perfectionist. The upside is you’re working for the best in the business. He will very likely get you a better job. Look at Locksley. He’s a head coach. Enos gets a coordinator position even though he would have gotten one at Alabama. You have Gattis going to Michigan. Of all those coaches, the biggest surprise is Enos because he was going to be the heir apparent there. He probably said, ‘you know what, I’m outta here.’“… That’s what happens when you are at the top of your game and there is a little, bitty crack. The sharks start seizing on a droplet of blood. I really believe some of that is going on at Alabama right now.”Alabama is still bringing in an elite recruiting class and the Crimson Tide will be ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in the 2019 preseason top 25, but Saban does have some work to do this offseason.last_img read more

The 100 Year Hoodie Was Built to Survive a Trip to Mars

first_img 5 of the Best Aged Tequilas to Drink When the Weather Cools Down 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now As the New Year approaches, you may be looking for a way to cut down the amount of clutter in your closet. Well, consider this: Vollebak, a British companym has a line of clothes that are meant to withstand the test of time and “outlive you,” including a hoodie that they claim will last 100 years.It’s proven to be a popular concept as Vollebak’s first run of the 100 Year Hoodie has completely sold out (but they’re prepping a second edition for spring 2018).The garment has this alleged lifelong endurance due to its Kevlar construction — the same material used for bulletproof vests — and ridiculous temperature tolerance.Perhaps even more amazing is that the hoodie looks just like any other sweatshirt on the market — just the materials have been amped up to the umpteenth degree. Its heavy-duty draw cord has rubberized ends for weatherproofing and they’ve used aramid fibers (military-grade materials) in a way that will break in with you during almost any activity, anywhere in the world. The company even claims you can take the hoodie to Mars, so there you have it.And, speaking of aging, this piece of clothing only gets better as you wear it. Naturally, aramid fibers are a pale yellow and rapidly darken as they expose to sunlight. Much like your favorite pair of jeans, they’ll take on new colors and creases unique to your adventures — decades of adventures.The company has a number of other garments that offer similarly ridiculous longevity and are made with a range of materials that seem more mad science than clothing company. For example, they have a midlayer shirt that’s made out of the same material as car brakes, which has to stand up to the abuse of driving, so you’re bound to have it for awhile.To learn more about the lineup and to put a hold on your own 100 Year Hoodie, check it all out here. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? last_img read more

China entered Demchok as Cong didnt give due importance to Ladakh BJP

first_imgLeh: Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the BJP MP from Ladakh who shot to fame after his impassioned speech on Article 370 in Parliament, feels the region did not get due importance in defence policies under the Congress rule and that was why “China has captured its area up to the Demchok sector”.The first-time parliamentarian also claimed that the Congress governments ruined Kashmir by following the policy of “appeasement” in hostile situations and Ladakh became a “collateral damage”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”(Former prime minister) Jawaharlal Nehru formulated the ‘forward policy’, which said we should move towards China inch by inch. During its implementation, it became a ‘backward policy’. The (Chinese troops) continued to intrude into our territory and we continued to retreat,” Namgyal told PTI in an interview.”It’s the reason Aksai Chin is completely under China. The People’s Liberation Army personnel have come up to Demchok’s ‘nallah’ because Ladakh didn’t get due importance in defence policies in the 55 years of Congress rule,” the 34-year-old added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn July last year, Chinese and Indian troops engaged in a standoff after the People’s Liberation Army objected to India constructing a ‘nallah’ or canal in its own area near Demchok.In July this year, Chinese troops crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and entered the Demchok sector after some Tibetans hoisted Tibetan flags on the occasion of Dalai Lama’s birthday. Army chief General Bipin Rawat had later said: “There has been no intrusion. Chinese come and patrol their perceived line of actual control.” Asked how the things will change from the defence perspective with Ladakh becoming a Union territory, Namgyal said the region would now get its due importance.The Bharatiya Janata Party MP said the execution of the rehabilitation project announced by then home minister Rajnath Singh would put an end to migration from border villages.”The borders will become secure when city-like facilities, including roads, communication, schools and hospitals, will be provided to these areas under the Narendra Modi government,” he said.Namgyal, who earned the praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for his speech in the Lok Sabha a fortnight ago on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, said the Congress made a mistake by approaching the United Nations on the Kashmir issue.”Secondly, it followed the policy of appeasement whenever the situation in Kashmir turned hostile. It never dealt with it strictly,” Namgyal said.”Whenever the situation flared up in Kashmir, Congress tried to calm tempers by announcing special packages. It made stone-pelters happy and gave protection to separatists,” he said. “Neither its policy was good and nor its intention. It ruined Kashmir and Ladakh became collateral damage.” The Ladakh MP criticised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for attacking the Centre on the situation in Kashmir post the scrapping of almost all the provisions of Article 370, saying a person like him could say anything to “keep his chair safe”.”Congress ruled for 55 years but could never muster enough courage to take such a bold step. Now they are terming it craziness. We are not bothered about what he says,” Namgyal said.Giving examples of the losses Ladakh suffered by being with Kashmir, he said: “We have a degree college here which comes under the University of Kashmir. Now, even if there’s an error in the spelling of names, the student has to go to Srinagar to get it corrected. If there’s trouble in Kashmir, it takes a Ladakhi student five years to complete a three-year course.” Namgyal said if a transfer or promotion of any Ladakhi government official was pending, the employee had to go to Srinagar or Jammu himself to request them to move the file forward. He alleged that posts of teachers for Bodhi language were converted into posts of teachers for the Kashmiri language.According to the BJP MP, the Jammu and Kashmir administration would divert funds sanctioned for Ladakh. It never considered Ladakh’s geography, climate, and environment while framing policies for the region.On the future of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Namgyal said: “The Union home minister himself has said in Parliament. The LAHDC will continue to remain. People should not worry.” On the apprehensions of locals that outsiders would buy land and damage Ladakh’s environment, Namgyal assured the people that no such thing would happen.”Some people are saying that the bigger fish (outsiders) will eat the smaller ones,” he said. “Ladakh’s land belongs to its people. According to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils Act, 1997, matters related to land comes under the LAHDC.” Namgyal said people need to understand that there were several sectors in Ladakh that had not been explored yet and investment would lead to employment generation. “Shouldn’t we bring investment in the IT sector?” he asked, adding that there would be several riders.”They won’t be able to buy land. They will have to lease it,” he said. “We will also demand reservation in jobs for our people and royalty for the LAHDC.” Namgyal also urged the Centre to declare the region a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution to protect its land, culture and identity.last_img read more

COP21 Ban tells world leaders a political moment like this may not

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) which seeks to reach a new universal agreement to protect people and planet, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a political moment like this may not come again. “You are here today to write the script for a new future,” Mr. Ban told around 150 world leaders attending the kick-off of the much-anticipated conference in Paris, France. “We have never faced such a test,” he continued. “But neither have we encountered such great opportunity. You have the power to secure the well-being of this and succeeding generations.” Opening the floor alongside the President of France, François Hollande, the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, and the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, the UN chief recalled that last September, an “inspiring” new sustainable development agenda with ambitious goals was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government. “You showed your commitment to act for the common good,” he underlined. “It is now time to do so again. I urge you to instruct your negotiators to choose the path of compromise and consensus. Bold climate action is in the national interest of every single country represented at this conference.” Insisting that Paris must mark a turning point, Mr. Ban stated that the world needs to know that it is headed to a low-emissions, climate-resilient future, and that “there is no going back.” Ahead of COP21, countries submitted voluntary climate action plans to UNFCCC, the UN entity organizing the conference. These are formally called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or INDCs, and will form the basis of the agreement expected to be reached in two weeks. The Secretary-General announced today that more than 180 countries have now submitted their national climate plans which cover close to 100 per cent of global emissions. “This is a good start,” he said. “But we need to go much farther and much faster if we are to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius.” According to experts, even a 2-degree rise will have serious consequences for food and water security, economic stability and international peace, which is why a universal, meaningful agreement in Paris is crucial, Mr. Ban told the leaders. Turning to success criteria at COP21, Mr. Ban said the agreement must be durable, dynamic, embody solidarity with the poor and most vulnerable, and finally, the agreement must be credible. “Developed countries must keep their pledge to mobilize $100 billion dollars a year by 2020,” he added. “A new agreement must also include a single transparent framework for measuring, monitoring and reporting progress. And countries with low capacity should receive flexibility and support so they can meet the requirements of this new system.” Meanwhile, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres echoed that this past year has been a turning point for the climate agenda. “After many years of hard work, we finally see irreversibility of direction, depth of engagement and boldness of action,” she told leaders in her opening remarks. “This turning point is remarkable, but the task is not done,” Ms. Figueres continued. “It is up to you to both capture this progress and chart an unequivocal path forward, with a clear destination, agreed milestones and a predictable timeline that responds to the demands of science and the urgency of the challenge.” She added that never before “has a responsibility so great been in the hands of so few,” and that the world is looking at world leaders and counting on them. Delivering a strong message, Oh Joon, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), said: today: “We are at a tipping point in the Paris climate change conference. There is no turning back. A global decision needs to be taken for a low carbon agreement.” read more

Michael Jordan I Could Beat LeBron OneonOne But Not

Photo by hiphopwired.com.It’s not exactly the LeBron James-Kobe Bryant debate that fueled a heated debate a few years ago, but Michael Jordan inadvertently contributed to it while promoting the NBA 2K14 video game that was released Tuesday.Jordan said he would have beaten a long list of players he would liked to have played while they were each at their peak, including LeBron James, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.“I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan, 50, said in the video.One player he said he was not certain he could defeat is Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. He could beat all comers “other than to Kobe Bryant,” Jordan said, “because he steals all of my moves.”James said he has wondered how that one-on-one match would go.“MJ said that?,” the Miami Heat superstar said after practice in the Bahamas. “I’ve thought about the match up, but no one will ever see it and it’s not going to happen. It’s good for people to talk about.”Meanwhile, Bryant said on Twitter of Jordan’s comments: “Domino effect. I stole some of his..this generation stole some of mine #thecycle.” read more

Gatwick Airport drone sightings may have been of police equipment chief constable

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police received 115 reports of sightings in the area surrounding the airfield, including 92 confirmed by Sussex Police’s Chief Constable Giles York as coming from “credible people”. But the force launched its own drone to search for what officers believed at the time to be malicious aircraft deliberately being flown above the runway in the early hours of December 19 to intentionally force Gatwick to shut down. Yesterday, Mr York conceded that subsequent reported sightings may have been of the surveillance… Some of the drone sightings which kept Gatwick Airport on lockdown for 36 hours may have been reports of Sussex Police’s own aircraft, the force’s highest-ranking officer admitted yesterday.   read more

Sentence today for two women caught with drugs in Peru

first_imgTWO WOMEN CAUGHT with drugs in Peru will today find out how long they will spend in jail.Michaella McCollum, 20, and Melissa Reid, 20, admitted trying to smuggle drugs out of Peru in August.The pair were arrested after 11.5kg of cocaine was found hidden in food packets in their luggage.McCollum from Dungannon, Co Tyrone and Reid from Glasgow, had been working in Ibiza during the summer.In September, both women took  full responsibility for drug trafficking but before that they claimed that they were kidnapped at gunpoint by Colombian drug lords and forced to carry the illegal substances.Michaella McCollum pleads guilty to drug offences in Peru>Pics: Michaella and Melissa arrive in Peruvian court over drug trafficking charges>last_img

Quinn I thought Anglo was a marvellous institution

first_imgTHE FORMER HEAD of the Quinn empire has told a court that he doubled down on his investment in the failed Anglo Irish Bank because he “thought it was an opportunity”.Asked at the trial of three former Anglo executives why he increased his investment in Anglo at a time when the share price was plummeting, Seán Quinn said that the bank’s financial figures looked solid at the time.“The logic was that profits were increasing by 45 per cent at a time that the share price was going through the floor,” Quinn said.“Where I come from, you would be interested in becoming an investor in that company.“All of their accounts were signed off by auditors and were a matter of public record.I could see no reason why we should sell shares. I thought it was an opportunity to invest.“Turns out I was wrong.”MarvellousQuinn was taking the stand on day four of the trial of Seán FitzPatrick, the bank’s former CEO and chairman, Patrick Whelan, the former MD of lending in Ireland for Anglo and William McAteer, the former chief risk officer and finance director.All three are accused, and have pleaded not guilty of, breaching the Companies Act by loaning money to people in order to prop up the bank’s ailing share price.Quinn had earlier told Paul O’Higgins SC acting for the prosecution that he invested in Anglo because he admired how it was run.“I thought it was a marvellous institution.”Quinn outlined how he had owned 24 per cent of Anglo through contracts for difference (CFDs) by September of 2007.Plug the holeMuch of this morning’s questioning centred around a phone call between Quinn and former Anglo chief executive David Drumm.Quinn said that his group had made loans between companies in order to pay for losses accrued in purchasing the contracts for difference, which were used to buy shares in Anglo.He said that he phoned Drumm in December 2007 to inform him that the group would have a €400 million hole in its finances.He said that he never asked for money, but wanted to make Drumm aware of the deficit.Quinn said that he kept his involvement in Anglo “under the radar” and that he was worried that the reveal of the size of the hole would cause problems for Anglo.He told the court that “within an hour” Drumm phoned him to offer him a loan of €500 million, which Quinn said would “tidy the whole thing up”.Asked by counsel for Pat Whelan, Brendan Grehan SC, if he had phoned Drumm to “scare him into lending money”, Quinn said that was not the case.He also denied that he “had Anglo over a barrel”.“I’m not denying that I was pleased that he offered me €500 million, because it filled the hole.“They had me over a huge barrel,” said Quinn.The businessman said that Anglo were “running the show” and that he had told Drumm that the loans he had taken would be repaid, “regardless of the legality”.Asked if that statement implied he felt the loans Anglo had made to him were illegal, Quinn replied “Yes.”The trial continues in front of a jury of 15 people at the Circuit Criminal Court.last_img read more

Teenager whose dangerous driving left woman with injuries for life avoids jail

first_img Source: Richard WoffendenA TEENAGER WHOSE dangerous driving left a female pedestrian with life-long injuries, has been spared jail a second time despite a finding that his original suspended term was too lenient.Eric Ryan (19) from Cliona Park, Moyross in Co Limerick, had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to Eve Neylon at Clanbrassil Street Upper, Dublin on 6 February 2015. Ryan had also pleaded guilty to failing to offer assistance.He was given a wholly suspended three-year sentence for dangerous driving by Judge Patricia Ryan and ordered to undertake community service for failing to offer assistance.Neylon, who was aged 32 at the time of the incident, needed four operations on her pelvis and her leg as a result of her injuries. She was hit by Ryan’s car as she crossed the road on a green pedestrian light at the junction of Clanbrassil Street and South Circular Road.In submitting that the original sentence was unduly lenient, counsel for the DPP, Dara Hayes BL, said Ryan and his father had been at a party, where his father was causing some difficulty or trouble. Ryan was asked to take his father out and he did so in his father’s car.Hayes said Ryan had been a provisional licence holder and had no supervising driver with him – given that his father was intoxicated. He was also uninsured.Counsel said the father’s influence over Ryan related to him leaving the scene. His father was heard making the comment: “Fuck it we’ll leave it.”Exceptional situationRyan’s barrister, Martina Baxter BL, said Ryan was a minor at the time and it was an “exceptional situation”.She said Ryan had made an unfortunate mistake in a city the sentencing court acknowledged he was unfamiliar with geographically, and that it had not simply been a case of joyriding.The Director of Public Prosecutions had successfully sought a review of Ryan’s sentence on grounds that it was “unduly lenient”.However, the three-judge Court of Appeal found that it was not in the public interest to send Ryan, a young first-time offender, to prison eight months after original sentencing.Giving judgement, Justice Alan Mahon said Ryan was not yet 18 at the time of the offence. He had pleaded guilty and was remorseful.While Ryan was undoubtedly under the influence of his father in these events, Justice Mahon said he was primarily responsible for the decision to drive and to leave the scene.Suspended sentenceJustice Mahon, who sat with Justice George Birmingham and Justice Garrett Sheehan, imposed a new three-year suspended sentence on conditions.Ryan will be required to pay €50 per week to the National Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, in Dun Laoghaire, for 18 months – a “significant penalty” for him, Justice Mahon said, because Ryan is on social welfare and has “no immediate prospects” of employment.Ryan will also be required to provide further community service under the tuition and control of a local school principal, to remain under the supervision of the probation services, and to be of good behaviour for 18 months.When asked if he undertook to be so bound to the conditions, Ryan replied: “Yeah.”Justice George Birmingham told Ryan: “I hope you take the chance that you’ve been given.”Read: Man who filmed himself sexually assaulting pregnant girlfriend jailedRead: Judge freezes assets of woman ordered to pay Lottery winnings to stepson http://jrnl.ie/3225945 Image: Richard Woffenden Feb 6th 2017, 5:14 PM Share366 Tweet Email1 Monday 6 Feb 2017, 5:14 PM 60 Comments By Ruaidhrí Giblin Teenager, whose dangerous driving left woman with injuries for life, avoids jail for second time The Court of Appeals has said it “would not be in the public interest” to send 19-year-old Eric Ryan to prison eight months after his initial sentencing. 25,438 Views Image: Richard Woffenden Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

FIV et si un embryon suffisait

first_imgFIV : et si un embryon suffisait ?Plusieurs chercheurs britanniques ont publié une étude qui indique que dans le cadre d’une Fecondation In Vitro (FIV), l’implantation d’un seul embryon serait préférable.Aujourd’hui, lorsqu’une FIV est effectuée, plusieurs embryons sont souvent implantés dans l’utérus de la mère afin de multiplier les chances de conception, même si de ce fait, plusieurs couples se retrouvent alors parents de jumeaux. Pour plusieurs chercheurs britanniques qui viennent de publier une étude sur le sujet, cette multiplication des implantations ne serait pas nécessaire. En effet, selon eux, le transfert d’un seul embryon par FIV serait suffisant et permettrait la conception d’un enfant susceptible d’être en meilleure santé.Lors de leur étude, les chercheurs de l’Université d’Aberdeen se sont penchés sur le cas de 1.367 femmes ayant toutes déjà subi huit FIV. Lors des Fecondation In Vitro opérées, ces femmes se sont vu implanter deux embryons, ou un seul. Les résultats montrent que les femmes qui s’étaient vu implanter un seul embryon avaient alors cinq fois plus de chances de donner naissance à un enfant au terme de la grossesse que les autres femmes plus susceptibles d’accoucher prématurément.Le 28 décembre 2010 à 16:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Spalleti talks about tomorrows match I am sorry not to have

first_imgInter is scheduled to play against Napoli on Boxing day and coach Luciano Spalletti  believes playing on 26th is right as it affords people an opportunity to be entertained.Inter and addressed various topics and revealed that Nainggolan won’t feature for the match. He adds that Miranda is yet to recover.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I think it is right to play on the 26th. Football is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Italy. People want to come and see games. The ball is the gift that is fashionable for children and therefore it is right that we do our job by giving people at home the opportunity to watch football on TV, relax with their families or at the stadium,” he said as quoted in Calciomecato. “Napoli? The players are the first to be disappointed after Chievo. They want to play right away to put things right. We have to play with intelligence. Ancelotti is one of the best if not the best in Italy. He knows when it is time to attack or defend.“Almost everyone is available. Miranda has not recovered, but Asamoah has recovered, Joao Mario is also available. I am sorry not to have Nainggolan because he is a very strong player but the rules in a team are as important as the ball. He is not out of the team, justs out of this match. After that, he will train and will be part of the group and we look forward to his contribution,” Spalletti concluded.last_img read more

Car prowls on rise at Vancouver churches

first_imgSundays are supposed to be for rest, but it’s quickly becoming a productive day for Vancouver car prowlers, police say.Churches have joined malls, gyms and trailheads as prime targets for thieves. Over the past several months, police — and unfortunate worshippers — have noticed an increase in car break-ins during services, particularly on Vancouver’s west side.“Churches are unfortunately an easy target,” Assistant Police Chief Chris Sutter said. “Owners are away for a set time, for an hour or two.”2009 — 9692010 — 1,685Across the city, car break-ins were up 74 percent in 2010, with 1,685 reported thefts compared with 969 in 2009. It’s become so bad for some churches that several are running volunteer patrols, police said. And after having a rash of smash-and-grabs in January, St. Joseph Catholic Church on Andresen Road hired a private security firm to drive through its lots at a cost of $18.50 an hour.It went from one or two thefts a year to brazen and multiple incidents every weekend, Facilities and Grounds Manager Steven Brown said. On the third weekend of bad break-ins, about five church volunteers went out to scan for prowlers — and somehow the thief was able to still hit two cars, he said.“It was very brave for this person not only to hit us once, but many times — he must know there was nothing to stop him,” Brown said. “That’s when we decided we needed a little bigger presence in our parking lot.”last_img read more

Teachers go from clouds back to classroom

first_imgTwo Hockinson teachers came down from the clouds and returned to the classroom this week after catching intimate glimpses of space from the world’s largest airborne observatory.A week ago, Hockinson Middle School teachers Anna-Melissa Lyons, 43, and Kim Abegglen, 42, had just completed two nightlong flights through the stratosphere aboard a 747SP with a crew of NASA astronomers. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the pair spent 10 hours flying at about 40,000 feet above the Earth’s surface and gazing out at distant stars, black holes and other celestial objects through a 2.5-meter-long infrared telescope mounted near the back of the fuselage.Along the way, the two monitored storms sweeping across Jupiter and took a peek at a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way more than 60 million light years away from Earth. All night, they watched and helped the crew coordinate viewings, collect data about distant objects and troubleshoot problems with the equipment.The trip was part of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program, which takes pairs of teachers up in the air to study the universe with scientists. Many applied to partake in the excursion, but only 24 teachers were chosen this year, and Lyons and Abegglen are the only participants from Washington.For the teachers, the most striking part of the experience was the teamwork they saw between the flight crew in the cockpit and the scientists in the fuselage. They were also touched by the enthusiasm the astronomers showed for working with them and a pair of teachers from Medford, Ore., who joined them aboard the plane.last_img read more

Town Announces Senior Citizen Work Program Applications Available Now

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The town’s Senior Citizen Work Program offers Wilmington residents the opportunity to work off a portion of their property tax by working part-time for the Town.This year’s program will enable the Town to fill a minimum of 20 positions in various school and municipal departments. Participants earn $11 an hour for up to 80 hours of “volunteer” service.Since the program’s beginning in 1995, more than 400 positions have been filled.The purpose of the program is to assist seniors in reducing their property tax burden. Participants MUST be Wilmington residents occupying a house for which property taxes are paid (or spouse of homeowner), have limited financial resources, and be 60 years of age or older as of January 1, 2019.The application deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018. Applications are available online HERE, in the Town Manager’s Office and at the Buzzell Senior Center.As in past years, priority will be given to qualified applicants not previously selected for the program. All seniors, regardless of past participation however, are encouraged to apply. Job listings and program information are on the application.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the town.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Announces Senior Citizen Work Program, Application Deadline SoonIn “Government”Town Announces Senior Citizen Work Program, Application Deadline SoonIn “Government”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Elderly Services & Veterans Departments Seeks Caseworker Program Coordinator AssistantIn “Government”last_img read more

Ethnic tension intensifies as 5 Bengalis shot dead in Assam

first_img.Suspected separatist gunmen on Thursday shot dead five people they singled out in an Indian village where ethnic tensions are simmering over a new law on migrants, officials said.Authorities said they suspected a faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) of carrying out the killings in Assam state, as well as a bomb attack in state capital Guwahati last month.ULFA militants, who want a breakaway Assam nation, have threatened attacks over a new law that would grant citizenship to Hindus who have moved to the state from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh.Gunmen in military fatigues entered the village in Tinsukia district and ordered ethnic Bengalis out of their home, officials said.Four people were killed on the spot and a fifth died in hospital, they added.Radical ULFA chief Paresh Baruah had recently threatened Bengalis who wanted to stage a rally in support of an amended citizenship law going through the Indian parliament.The bill aims to give citizenship to persecuted Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian and other minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who arrived in India before 2015.Assam groups have accused the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party of seeking to use the law to naturalise thousands of Hindus from Bangladesh now in Assam to boost votes for the BJP in the northeastern state.Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said “strong action” would be taken against the killers but also appealed for calm.India this year published a provisional list of people in Assam eligible for citizenship in a bid to identify illegal migrants from Bangladesh.But the names of nearly four million people of the 32 million in Assam who submitted documents, many of them Bengali Muslims, were left off the so-called National Register of Citizens.The claimants had to prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, a day before Bangladesh declared its independence from Pakistan.Experts have said it will take several years to produce a final version of the list.But many Bengali Muslims still fear they will be deported while rights groups have said there could be attacks on Assam’s ethnic minorities.last_img read more