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THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON BLAMES INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FOR END TO WINNING STREAK

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN ABERDEEN: CELTIC’S 17-match SPL winning streak came to an end here at Pittodrie today with Hoops manager Neil Lennon blaming midweek internationals for the draw.But Rangers dismal run continued on and off the pitch. They were beaten 2-1 at Ibrox by Hearts – with several players about to be fired on Monday as the administrators of the club can’t pay their wages. It’s understood Ally McCoist won’t be paid for the rest of the season either.Celtic’s 1-1 draw at Aberdeen then puts them 21 points clear. But Lennon wasn’t happy with the SPL.“These players had one day recovery from Wednesday night and travelling,” he said after the draw.“For the game to be scheduled with 15 players away, it was always going to be a big ask.”Anthony Stokes’ great finish in the 28th minute was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time by Celtic’s debutant Andre Blackman, who put the ball into the back of his own net after attempting to clear a Gavin Rae shot. “Aberdeen were fine, but I felt if the game had been a day later, we would have been much more at ourselves,” said Neil.“We scored a great goal and lost an own-goal to a deflection. But I’m immensely proud of the way the players have handled things over the last few months.“We’ve got a big month coming up and we should be a lot stronger for next week.”Celtic remain in contention for a domestic treble, but Lennon insisted he would continue to take one game at a time and concentrate on the forthcoming match against Dundee United at Tannadice in the Scottish Cup.“We’ve been on a fantastic run, and the players and supporters should be immensely proud of it,” said Lennon. “We have a month of good games to look forward to, and I’m sure you’ll see us at our best.“We’ll get on with what we’re doing and I’ve enjoyed watching them play. Today wasn’t one of our better days, but we’ve come away with a decent point.“We don’t play again until Sunday, so that’ll give the players a chance to recover.”THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON BLAMES INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FOR END TO WINNING STREAK was last modified: March 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON BLAMES INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FOR END TO WINNING STREAKlast_img read more

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CHAMPAGNE FLOWS AS AOIFE SAYS YES!

first_imgThere was huge excitement in Letterkenny’s Cottage Bar over the weekend following a surprise engagement.Champagne flowed as Aoife McGonigle celebrated her engagement to Shane McGlade.Aoife, the daughter of the very young looking Martin and Theresa McGonigle, got the shock of her life recently went Shane went down on bended knee. He picked the very romantic setting of the Trevi Fountain in Rome as the backdrop to the romantic gesture.And of course Aoife said yes!The happy couple were surrounded by family and friends including Aoife’s aunt Tricia and uncle Packie McGinley as they toasted the engagement.There was just one downside to the evening though. Aunt Tricia still cant decide if she is going to wear a hat or not!Plenty of time before that small detail.Congratulations to all from Donegaldaily.com.   CHAMPAGNE FLOWS AS AOIFE SAYS YES! was last modified: February 20th, 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:Aoife McGonigleengagementShane McGladeThe Cottage Barlast_img read more

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GAA STAR CASSIDY AMONG FIVE MEN GIVEN COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR NIGHTCLUB FIGHT

first_imgFormer Donegal GAA star Kevin Cassidy and his brother Stephen have been given community service sentences after admitting their parts in a fight outside a nightclub.The pair appeared in court along with three brothers following the fight outside Voodoo Nightclub in Gaoth Dobhair in August 2008.The court heard the Cassidy and Maguire brothers had taken part in a fight during which part of a man’s ear was bitten off. Garda Sgt Jim Collins said the fight arose after claims that Kevin Cassidy had been assaulted inside the nightclub.When he arrived he found the two times GAA All-Star outside the club with blood coming form his nose.The 30 year old claimed he had been assaulted by two men inside the club.Garda Collins told both Kevin Cassidy and his brother Stephen, 37 to go home.However a few minutes later he witnessed the two Cassidy brothers charge at Shaun, Niall and Michael Maguire.Witnesses revealed how Stephen Cassidy lunged at the head of Shaun Maguire and appear to bite his ear which started to bleed heavily.The court was told that there is still a piece missing from Shaun Maguire’s ear and he has yet to decide if he wants to have surgery on it.The court was told there was a certain background to the feud between the rival groups but that they had not come to the attention of the Gardai since the incident in 2008.Judge John O’Hagan interrupted proceedings and said he had decided what he had planned to do in the matter.He said the matter was four years old now and he hoped both parties had matured somewhat and would stay out of eachother’s way.He said he planned to give all men community service orders instead of sending them to jail.He sentenced Stephen Cassidy of Upper Brinaleck, Gweedore to 240 hours community service in lieu of one year in prison for assault.His brother Kevin of Coteen, Derrybeg was sentenced to 180 hours in lieu of six months in prison for causing an affray.Shaun Maguire, 28, of Ardsbeg, Gortahork was sentenced to 50 hours community service in lieu of one month in prison for a charge under the Public Order Act.His brother Michael Maguire, 21, was sentenced to 180 hours community service in lieu of six months in jail for causing an affray.Another brother Niall Maguire was sentenced to 180 hours community service in lieu of six months in prison.Judge John O’Hagan said he noted that all were footballers and said he hope “Donegal football doesn’t lose out the next time.”GAA STAR CASSIDY AMONG FIVE MEN GIVEN COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR NIGHTCLUB FIGHT was last modified: July 12th, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL BAY BOAT OWNER PUBLISHES FOOTAGE OF VANDALS WHO REFUSED TO SAY ‘SORRY’

first_imgTHE owners of one of County Donegal’s biggest tourist attractions have published CCTV footage of two vandals – after they failed to say ‘sorry’.The Donegal Bay Waterbus was broken into in the early hours of Monday.Two men could be seen trying to fiddle with the boat’s electrical systems.The company which owns the boat – which takes tourists on trips around the bay – warned those responsible on Tuesday that they had 24 hours to contact them to say ‘sorry’ and it would be forgotten about. However the men never came forward and the matter is now with Gardai in Donegal Town.And by last night more than 50,000 people had viewed the images; though as usual some trolls had their own views.In a post on its facebook page, the Waterbus crew said in a statement: “We wish to thank those who shared our recent pictures and video.“Thanks to you over 53,000 people who saw these images. It is very gratifying to see such a sense of pride and good will in Donegal and beyond.“Due to your efforts we have been made aware of those responsible and the matter is ongoing.“One thing we would like to comment on is that we find it rather strange that some people (you know who you are) find this matter amusing. Having read several ‘humorous’ tweets we can simple say this…Imagine it’s not the boat’s engines that are interfered with next but instead your family car.“Would you find it amusing if all of a sudden the steering failed as your parents, brothers sisters etc drove down the road… think about that. We are sure you wouldn’t be tweeting or messaging in the same light hearted ‘comical’ way.“We would ask those who suggested that this was a publicity stunt to please ‘Unlike’ our page straight away. The Crew here do not appreciate your presence.” DONEGAL BAY BOAT OWNER PUBLISHES FOOTAGE OF VANDALS WHO REFUSED TO SAY ‘SORRY’ was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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:donegal bay waterbusDonegal Towntourist attractionvandalslast_img read more

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Google Plans to Digitize Artifacts at Iraq’s National Museum

first_imgDuring a ceremony in Iraq’s National Museum in Bagdad today, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt announced that the company will digitize the museum’s collections. By early next year, all of these images will be available online for free. The museum lost a large part of its collection to looting in 2003. Except for a number of photo ops and press conferences, the museum has remained closed to the public since the beginning of the war in 2003. Most of the museum’s collection remains in storage.According to Reuters, the company has already taken 14,000 photographs in the museum. It’s not clear how Google plans to present these images, though it seems as if Google plans a bit more than just a simple gallery of the photos it took. Eric Schmidt promises “a few surprises” for when the site launches early next year. Google and the U.S. State Department will share the cost of this project.A Government-Sponsored Infomercial for Google?While this sounds like a great idea, the New York Times also reports that there are also some interesting politics at play here. Parts of the museum’s collections, for example, have already been digitized by Italy’s National Research Center. This collection is already available online. Today’s event was sponsored by the US Embassy in Iraq, where, according to the New York Times, US Ambassador Christopher R. Hill described the digitization project as “part of an effort spearheaded by the State Department to bring technology to Iraq.” Some of the invited journalists, however, argued that the event was nothing else but a “government-sponsored infomercial” for Google. Related Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Vermont Utility to Develop New Grid Technology

first_imgThe details have have yet to be worked outRutland is a city of about 16,500 in the central part of the state and one of two headquarters for Green Mountain Power.There are a number of elements to the utility’s proposal, according to a summary that appeared on The Wall Street Journal‘s business wire:A smart home feature that would allow subscribing customers to remotely manage energy consumption in their homes. Green Mountain said it might offer NRG’s web-based technology that allows customers to monitor energy use. Customers also might be able to participate in “demand response” where they get credits on their bills or payments in return for reducing their use of power for specific periods of time.Distribution of NRG power packs allowing customers to recharge smart phones without grid electricity.A network of charging stations for electric vehicles.Small-scale solar arrays that provide residential and commercial customers with power.Access to a device called the Beacon 10, which uses natural gas to generate as much as 10 kilowatts of electricity and can work in tandem with PV panels.Green Mountain, however, hasn’t provided many details on when and how its proposals would be rolled out.“Our goal here was to establish the partnership with NRG and get that going,” Green Mountain media director Kristin Carlson said by telephone. “We do not have yet any specific hard dates or timelines or costs for what these products will cost for customers. We’ve made the commitment that they must be cost effective and help people reduce their rates.” The largest electric utility in Vermont has announced its intent to offer a variety of new products and services to its customers and develop a network of micro-grids through the state that offer more reliable service than the existing “legacy grid system.”Beginning in the city of Rutland next year, Green Mountain Power said it would partner with NRG Energy to develop an advanced distribution grid that could serve as a model for expansion to other parts of the state later. The utility has some 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont.The plans were rolled out at a press conference earlier this month, where Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell and NRG CEO David Crane said they would establish Rutland as the “energy city of the future” and make Vermont a leader in cost-effective, sustainable energy systems, according to an article in the Burlington Free Press.The aim is to reconfigure the distribution grid so that it includes local sources of power, such as photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage, that can allow it to operate independently during emergencies, the report said.“We’re not building a second grid,” Powell said at the news conference. “We’re taking the existing grid — a good way of thinking of it — and breaking it into smaller pieces that can operate independent of the larger grid.” Rutland solar farm is a sign of what’s to comeAlthough most details still seem murky, Green Mountain already has broken ground on a 2-megawatt solar installation that could become a template for micro-grids of the future. The Stafford Hill Solar Farm will include 7,700 PV panels and 4 megawatts of battery storage that can be used to power an emergency shelter at the city’s high school, according to the utility.The $10 million project is due for completion by the end of the year.“Stafford Hill is the first step that takes us down this path,” Carlson said, “but there will be much more of that in Rutland and across the state.“Our vision is that over time we create a network of micro-grids so the poles and wires that currently exist are more of a backup system to what we’ve now created,” she said. The transition to a distribution system dominated by micro-grids could be 15 or 20 years in the making, she added, but in the end would result in a more reliable system with more power created locally.Lowering costs for consumers is a key part of the utility’s plans, she said. In fact, Carlson added, rates for Green Mountain customers would be going down by nearly 2.5% on Oct. 1.center_img Green Mountain says it’s not locked into a contractNRG Energy, according to a profile published by Reuters, is a wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. It has more than 45,000 megawatts of fossil fuel and nuclear generating capacity, plus two natural gas generating stations.NRG also is pursuing a variety of alternative energy technologies, such as distributed solar, solar thermal and photovoltaic, as well as electric vehicles and smart meter technology.The company has already partnered with Green Mountain in developing a 150 kW solar array in Rutland that serves 50 residents.Carlson, however, was careful to point out the most recent announcement didn’t mean NRG would be Green Mountain’s only possible partner in developing new grid technologies.“This is an agreement with NRG, but it’s not a binding contract,” she said. “So, if someone else were to come into the market in Vermont with better of different products or services that we’d really like to use, then we can. We don’t have any kind of exclusivity with them.”last_img read more

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Himachal seeks ₹200 crore aid from Centre to meet loss in recent floods: CM

first_imgThe Himachal Pradesh government has requested the Centre for at least ₹200 crore as financial aid to meet the huge loss caused by the recent floods in the state, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.Mr. Thakur said this while replying to discussion on recent floods under call attention motion on second day of the Monsoon Session in the state Assembly. He said 35 people were killed during the monsoon rains in the state and the state had to bear a loss of ₹990 crore as several roads, water and power supply were damaged. The state government had already provided ₹230 crore to different departments and affected districts against the estimate loss of ₹990.54 crore.Ex HP CM donates ₹20 lakh for flood relief BJP leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar has donated ₹20 lakh for flood relief.“I have donated ₹10 lakh to PM relief fund as a help to the flood affected areas of India. The amount includes my pay for the month and MP fund,” the BJP MP from Kangra constituency said in a press release on Friday. The release said that Mr. Kumar has also donated ₹10 lakh to HP government as help for flood relief. He said that the floods are devastating this year, but the only relief is that public is coming forward in large number to help the sufferers.last_img read more

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‘Suzuki Cup experience will make Azkals better’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “If we work on ourselves and work together, we have a good chance at being successful in the Asian Cup,” said James Younghusband.The Azkals face China on Jan. 11 in Abu Dhabi before battling Kyrgyzstan four days later in Dubai. The top two teams from the six groups along with four best third placers will qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines may have failed to achieve its target of reaching the AFF Suzuki Cup final this year, but coach Sven Goran Eriksson believes its campaign in the regional tournament should serve the Azkals well as they make their debut in the AFC Asian Cup starting Jan. 7 at United Arab Emirates.“We will be better with the experience we have in the Suzuki Cup,” declared Eriksson after the Azkals suffered a fourth semifinal exit in five competitions in Hanoi last week. “We expect to improve our performance with better players and a longer preparation.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Swede, who has coached England and Ivory Coast in the World Cup, did not have some of his stars in the most important stretch of the Suzuki Cup due to either injuries or club commitments, but the likes of Daisuke Sato, Patrick Strauss, Luke Woodland, Stephan Palla and Neil Etheridge will all be available for the tournament in the UAE.In contrast, Vietnam had a full-strength squad in the semifinals, using the Suzuki Cup to also build up its team for the Asian tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSidelined by an injury at the start of the Suzuki Cup, Javier Patino will also be back for the Azkals in the Asian Cup. Azkals manager Dan Palami hinted that the squad will still be reinforced by a few newcomers.The Azkals plan to leave for Qatar for training camp shortly after Christmas with a clash against Suzuki Cup tormentor Vietnam on New Year’s Eve in Doha, Qatar. The Azkals make their Asian Cup debut against powerhouse South Korea on Jan. 7 in Dubai. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

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Perichondritis

first_imgDefinitionPerichondritis is an infection of the skin and tissue surrounding the cartilage of the outer ear.Causes, incidence, and risk factorsCartilage is the thick tissue that creates the shape of the nose and the outer ear. All cartilage has a thin layer of tissue around it called the perichondrium. This covering helps provide nutrients to the cartilage.The most common bacteria that causes perichondritis infection is Pseudomonas aeruginosa.Perichondritis is usually caused by injury to the ear due to ear surgery, ear piercing (especially piercing of the cartilage), or contact sports. Ear piercing through the cartilage is probably the most significant risk factor today. Surgery, burns, and acupuncture also increase the risk of infection.Perichondritis can cause severe damage to the ear structure if it becomes chondritis — infection of the cartilage itself.SymptomsA painful, red ear is the most common symptom. At first the infection will look like a skin infection (cellulitis), but it quickly worsens and involves the perichondrium.The redness usually surrounds an area of injury, such as a cut or scrape. There may also be fever, and — in more severe cases — fluid draining from the wound.Signs and testsPerichondritis is diagnosed based on the persons medical history and by looking at the ear. If there is a history of trauma to the ear and the ear is red and very tender, then perichondritis is diagnosed. There may be a change in the normal shape of the ear. The ear may look swollen.advertisementTreatmentTreatment consists of antibiotics, either by mouth or directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous line (IV). If there is a trapped collection of pus, surgery may be necessary to drain this fluid and remove any dead skin and cartilage.Expectations (prognosis)What happens depends on how quickly the infection is diagnosed and treated. If antibiotics are taken early on, full recovery is expected. In more advanced cases, when the infection involves the ear cartilage (chondritis), part of the ear may die and need to be surgically removed. If so, plastic surgery may be needed to restore the ear to its normal shape.ComplicationsIf not treated early enough, the infection can spread to the ear cartilage. This would require removal of the damaged part and possibly surgery to restore it to a normal shape.Calling your health care providerIf you suffer any trauma to your ear (a scratch, blow, or piercing) and then develop pain and redness over the stiff part of the outer ear, contact your health care provider. You may need to take antibiotics.PreventionThe best way to prevent this infection is to avoid piercing your ear through the cartilage (as opposed to the ear lobe). The popularity of cartilage piercing has led to a significant increase in the number of perichondritis and chondritis cases.ReferencesGuss J, Ruckenstein MJ. Infections of the external ear. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 137.Review Date:10/6/2012Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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Rossi relieved after doping ruling

first_imgFormer Manchester United and Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi has spoken of his relief at avoiding being hit with a drugs ban.Rossi, who is currently without a club, reportedly gave a positive test for dorzolamide, an anti-glaucoma agent found in eye drops, after Genoa’s 1-0 Serie A defeat to Benevento in May.It was reported Rossi could be banned for a year, with his case handled by Italy’s anti-doping agency, Nado Italia. 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! But at Monday’s hearing the 31-year-old avoided a suspension, meaning he is free to sign for a new team and return to the pitch.”We don’t understand how this substance ended up among Rossi’s foods,” said Rossi’s lawyer Sergio Puglisi Maraja. “There was no intentionality – the line of good faith and consistency prevailed.”And Rossi, whose former clubs include Fiorentina, Villarreal and Celta Vigo, posted on social media of his joy at not being given a ban from football.”A nightmare of four months is over!” Rossi wrote on Twitter. “I only want to think about football and keep doing what I love more than anything else!”Rossi left Genoa at the end of the 2017-18 season, during which he only managed to score one Serie A goal in nine appearances.His career has been littered with highs and lows since he left New Jersey, where he grew up, to join Italian side Parma.The talented striker then spent three years at Old Trafford between 2004 and 2007 but only made five league appearances for the Red Devils.He has won 30 caps for Italy, scoring seven goals, but has not played for his country since a friendly against Republic of Ireland in 2014.More recently, he recovered from an ACL injury sustained while playing for Celta in April 2017, and will now hope to find a new club following his acquittal.last_img read more