Late goal denies Republic of Ireland win at Poland, Northern Ireland thrash Israel

first_img Keane has been in the firing line over reports of an alleged fallout with Harry Arter and Jon Walters possible standings Whyte is congratulated for his first international goal just seconds after coming on MONEY 2 RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? As well as England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were in action on Tuesday night.Here is the best from their international friendlies.Poland 1-1 Republic of IrelandAiden O’Brien marked his senior international debut with a goal as the Republic of Ireland came within minutes of ending a turbulent week with a morale-boosting victory in Poland.The 24-year-old Millwall striker looked to have won the game with his 53rd-minute header, but substitute Mateusz Klich’s 87th-minute equaliser snatched a 1-1 draw to spare the Poles’ blushes on a night when skipper Robert Lewandowski had to wait for his 100th cap. impact 2 BEST OF center_img silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Having spent much of the run-up to the game in Wroclaw having to handle the fall-out from assistant Roy Keane’s X-rated summer rant at Harry Arter and Jonathan Walters, Ireland boss Martin O’Neill saw his depleted squad provide a response to their Nations League drubbing in Wales on Thursday evening.O’Neill’s men were roundly criticised in the wake of a 4-1 reverse in Cardiff, where they were porous in defence and toothless in attack as they slipped to a fourth defeat in five games.However, a team featuring only two regular starters in keeper Darren Randolph and midfielder Jeff Hendrick, reverted to type in front of a crowd of 25,455, denying the Poles time and space and looked to have nicked victory until Klich intervened.Northern Ireland 3-0 IsraelGavin Whyte needed less than two minutes of his Northern Ireland debut to find the net as Michael O’Neill’s side enjoyed a 3-0 win over Israel in a friendly at Windsor Park.Whyte scored the third goal of the night moments after coming on as a substitute to add to first-half strikes from captain Steven Davis and Stuart Dallas. It helped the hosts to a first win in four and a much-needed result after the frustration of Saturday’s 2-1 UEFA Nations League loss to Bosnia & Herzegovina in a match Northern Ireland dominated. Latest Football News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactionslast_img read more

Klay Thompson appears unaffected with free-agency speculation, but what about Kevin Durant?

first_imgOAKLAND – As he stepped to the free throw-line, Klay Thompson heard a loud chant coming from the visiting Lakers fans in the upper deck. They did not boo him. They greeted him.“We want Thompson!!!” the Lakers fans yelled. Moments later, those same fans yelled to Kevin Durant, “We want KD!!!”The Lakers definitely want a lot of stars to join their team. Add New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis to the mix after his public trade request this week that may or may not yield a deal before the …last_img

R450m World Cup legacy trust launched

first_img19 April 2012 The R450-million 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust, aimed at ensuring that South Africans continue reaping the benefits of hosting Africa’s first Fifa World Cup, is now fully operational. This was announceed by the world football governing body’s secretary-general, Jerome Valcke, following the inaugural meeting of the Trust’s board at South African Football Association (Safa) headquarters in Johannesburg on Wednesday. “We are very pleased that the Trust is now fully operational,” Valcke said. “It is the first time in the history of the Fifa World Cup that such a trust has been established and it required a complex administrative process, which is why it took us some time to set it up. “I’m glad that we are now entering a phase that will focus on implementing the vision to ensure that the legacy can benefit the host country.”Range of public initiatives The 2010 Legacy Trust will support a wide range of public initiatives that harness football for sport development, education, health and humanitarian activities in South Africa. Fifa has transferred R450-million into the Legacy Trust accounts. This will be administered by international auditors Ernst and Young. This is in addition to the R700-million already allocated by Fifa a legacy of the World Cup and given to Safa in the build-up to the event for preparation purposes (R450-million) and for the construction of Safa House (R150-million). Safa was also given R40-million for football development projects, and a further R70-million for investment in a fleet of buses and cars to enable the 52 regional structures of the association to transport their teams.Grassroots level “From today, we can look forward to the fruits of 2010 being enjoyed at grassroots level and within communities across South Africa,” Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said on Wednesday. The Trust Board will be chaired by Safa fourth vice-president Danny Jordaan. The other trustees are Nematandani and Eric Mtshatsha, with Alec Moemi and Michael Katz representing business, and Valcke, development director Thierry Regenass and CSR head Federico Addiechi representing Fifa. Other legacy initiatives that have been implemented by Fifa since 2005 include the 20 Football for Hope Centres, the Win in Africa with Africa initiative, the Football for Health project and the 2010 Fifa World Cup Ticket Fund. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

A Photo Tour of the New Heritage Coop Marysville Ag Campus

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The new Heritage Cooperative Marysville Ag Campus encompasses 277 acres, which includes a grain elevator, two fertilizer warehouses and rail access. With the ribbon cutting, the new Marysville Heritage Cooperative Ag Campus and Research Farm is officially open for business! The new Marysville Heritage Cooperative campus has one of only two loop tracks in Ohio, with 11,700 feet of railroad tracks on site The grain elevator at the new Marysville Heritage Coop Ag Campus currently holds 1.5 million bushels of grain, with an additional 1.7 million bushels of storage coming soon The new Marysville Heritage Coop facility’s grain elevator has the ability to load a unit train of grain in 7 to 8 hours The dry fertilizer building on the campus of the new Marysville Heritage Coop facility. The new Heritage Coop Marysville facility includes a 30,000 ton dry fertilizer building and the size is equivalent to 1.2 acres under roof. The new Heritage Coop Marysville facility is equipped with computer automation to maximize operator and facility efficiency The 10,000 ton, double wall, liquid UAN storage tank at the new Heritage Cooperative facility in Marysville is equivalent to 3 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Holding enough product to cover about 40,000 acres of corn The liquid fertilizer building on the campus of the new Marysville Heritage Coop location The agronomy liquid fertilizer portion of Heritage Cooperative’s new Marysville facility will have 24/7 access to meet customer needs The more than 2 miles of track at the new Heritage Coop Marysville location will allow for higher train velocity through the facility with greater employee safetylast_img read more

Breaking News: Blackmagic Announces Blackmagic eGPU

first_imgSlow graphics performance got you down? Well, thanks to Blackmagic you can go ahead and just plug in a much much better GPU — externally and affordably.Top Image via Blackmagic Design.External graphics processors are a somewhat new concept, but they’ve slowly built steam over the last few years. There have been a few pretty decent ones released at price-ranges slightly outside of the consumer market. However, there’s been nothing quite accessible for average users to invest in. Until now.Today, Blackmagic announced the release of their new Blackmagic eGPU (“e” stands for external, probably). It’s an external graphics processing unit that will enhance the graphics performance of your video editing, motion graphic design, and yes, even your gaming. The Blackmagic eGPU sells for $699 USD and is available now exclusively on the Apple website and in Apple stores.Image via Blackmagic Design.Blackmagic developed the eGPU in conjunction with Apple and features a Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor. It also includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power, and four USB 3.1 connections.Designed to address the needs of professional video editors, Hollywood colorists and visual effects artists who need to remain mobile, but want the power of a desktop class GPU added to their MacBook Pro, the Blackmagic eGPU is incredibly flexible and simply plugs in via Thunderbolt 3, so users can benefit from improved graphics performance and acceleration of computational tasks. It’s perfect for speeding up professional creative application workflows including editing, color correction and visual effects with DaVinci Resolve. The Blackmagic eGPU adds the performance customers need to make the latest 3D games and VR look more realistic than ever. That means customers will get higher resolution images, higher frame rate gameplay, better lighting and more detailed textures for truly immersive experiences, even on a laptop computer. — Blackmagic Design Press ReleasePerformance BoostBlackmagic has positioned this release as a way to turn your laptop into a full-powered desktop-class graphics and rendering machine.With the eGPU you get 8GB of GDDR5 RAM for up to 5.5 teraflops of processing power. It also includes support for Metal graphics technology from Apple, which provides almost direct access to the GPU for enhancing graphics performance with games and applications.In the above graphic, there are a few examples of different operations within DaVinci Resolve. They’re much quicker (certain ones almost 7x faster) with a standard Macbook 13″.Additional Connections Included + ChargingImages via Blackmagic Design.Another benefit of using the device is that it adds more connections and inputs/outputs to your setup.The eGPU has a built in USB 3.1 hub that supports up to 4 devices. It has two thunderbolt 3 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 output as well for monitoring up to 4k (which is great for outputting to an external reference monitor for color grading, etc).The device also has 85 watts of power output, so you can plug in and charge your devices on the go as well.last_img read more

16 days agoMan Utd planning offers for Rice and Koulibaly

first_imgMan Utd planning offers for Rice and Koulibalyby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will pursue Declan Rice and Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, regardless of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future.The Norwegian is under to pressure to keep his job, with reports stating he could be sacked if United are pummelled by Liverpool after the international break.A poor start to the season which sees them lie in 12th has prompted the club’s board to plan transfers for January, with Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic and Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen considered.Goal says the transfers of West Ham youngster Rice and Napoli defender Koulibaly are being targeted for the summer.Both players could cost a combined total of over £200m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Georgia Basketball Ran A Football Play For Quarterback Recruit Jacob Eason, It Didn’t Go Well

first_imgAn aerial view of Kentucky players on Georgia's basketball court.ATHENS, GA – MARCH 03: Aaron Harrison #2, Andrew Harrison #5, Willie Cauley-Stein #15, Karl-Anthony Towns #12 and Tyler Ulis #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats rush down the court to get back on defense against the Georgia Bulldogs at Stegeman Coliseum on March 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia locked up five-star quarterback commit Jacob Eason during his official visit, and the entire athletic department tried to do its part to ensure that he would stick with his commitment. Head basketball coach Mark Fox tweeted out video from last weekend, when Eason was on campus, of his team proving that it needs a quarterback. The basketball team runs a play, and a deep ball almost leads to disaster for one receiver. We tried to show a certain recruit we needed a QB at practice last weekend… pic.twitter.com/2GeANJrP0e— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) December 16, 2015The hedges at Sanford Stadium are probably a bit more forgiving than that wall, and they’re not so dangerously close to the end zone. We’re not sure if Eason, who we can’t quite identify in the blurry video, was impressed with the display, but he re-upped with the Dawgs either way.last_img read more

CRTC directs Quebecor to maintain TVA Sports signal for Bell subscribers

first_imgMONTREAL — Canada’s telecom regulator has directed Quebecor to continue providing its TVA Sports signal to Bell TV subscribers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also warned Wednesday that it is “ready to use the means at its disposal to enforce its regulations,” which means that it could attach an order under Section 12 of the Broadcasting Act.Quebecor, which has called for higher rates from Bell for specialty channels, has threatened to scramble the signal of its French-language TVA Sports to Bell TV subscribers starting with Wednesday’s opening of the National Hockey League’s playoffs.In a binding decision, the CRTC reiterated that the regulations provide that in the event of a dispute, programming must continue to be distributed at the same rates and terms.In a letter sent to the parties, CRTC secretary general Claude Doucet urged the two companies to resolve their dispute as quickly as possible, pointing out that the CRTC could decide the matter at the request of one of the parties.Bell filed a request for arbitration with the CRTC on Wednesday morning. Companies in this story: (TSX:QBR.B, TSX: BCE)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

James Bond should always be played by a man Eva Green

first_imgLos Angeles: Former Bond Girl Eva Green is not in the favour of flipping the gender of 007 spy as she believes it would be wrong to ignore the history of the character, which has always been played by a man. The “Casino Royale” star, considered one of the best Bond girls in the history of the franchise, says women should create their own action film legacy. Daniel Craig is set to leave the franchise after the release of Cary Fukunaga’s “Bond 25” in April 2020 and there is already a lot of speculation about his replacement with names such as Idris Elba and Richard Madden doing the rounds. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Some actors and fans are in favour of giving a gender swap to the character as they believe it is time for a female actor to take on the role, created by Ian Fleming. “I’m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman. Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies, and be superheroes, but James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond. There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man,” Green told Vanity Fair on the “Dumbo” red carpet. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary Green is proud of the fact that her character Vesper Lynd brought about a change in the way Bond girls are perceived. “I originally had reservations about being a Bond girl. I didn’t want to be a bimbo. The women are now perceived differently. They are intelligent and sassy and fascinating. I loved playing Vesper. She’s the only one to get to Bond’s heart and has a big impact on his life,” she said. “Bond 25” will be Craig’s fifth outing as 007 following “Casino Royale”, “Quantum of Solace”, “Skyfall” and “Spectre”.last_img read more

Three nabbed for robbing cab driver

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday arrested three men and apprehended one juvenile near Sanyog Vihar for robbing a cab driver at gunpoint in the wee hours of Saturday morning. One of the accused, Jasveer (24) was a driver with an online ride-hailing service and was fired because of inappropriate behaviour. Police claim the robbery was planned as a means to exact revenge for his dismissal.According to police, Jasveer booked a cab from the same company he used to work at through an old SIM card around 2 am. He then boarded the cab with the three others accused in the case. A few minutes after, Gurpreet (19), who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle forcefully stopped the cab and pointed a country-made pistol at him. The four youth robbed the driver of all his valuables, including Rs 3,000 in cash, a Bluetooth speaker and his mobile phone. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to the driver, who made the PCR call following the robbery, the assailants tried to grab the car keys as well, but they broke the key sensor in the process and fled. Special Staff from Dwarka apprehended the accused within a day by developing leads through confidential informants in the area and a cursory check revealed the third accused as one Akash (22) and the fourth person involved in the robbery as a juvenile male. Gurpreet, Jasveer, and Akash were caught in a trap by the Special Staff team and were found to be riding a motorcycle with fake number plates. Background checks into the accused revealed that Gurpreet was previously arrested in connection with a murder and spent some time in prison. Interrogation of the three accused further revealed that the four had decided to rob a cab to celebrate Jasveer’s girlfriend’s birthday with whatever they could steal.last_img read more