Iwobi Beats Hazard, Firmino to Premier League Award

first_imgManchester United’s Ashley Young, Ayoze Perez (Newcastle), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Josh Murphy (Cardiff City), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) and Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) all have three nutmegs each to place fifth on the table.Nutmeg is a skill in association football that refers to when one player directs the ball intentionally between the legs of another player.Iwobi will be hoping to make his tenth appearance in the Emirates FA Cup when Arsenal travel to Blackpool today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has completed the most nutmegs in the English Premier League so far this season.According to Sun UK, the Arsenal winger heads the table of the topnutmeggers of 2018 along with West Ham’s in-form winger Felipe Anderson, with both players having five to their name.There is a two-way tie for the third position. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane have completed four nutmegs.last_img read more

Aston Villa midfielder Gardner joins Brighton on loan

first_img Gary Gardner Brighton have taken Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner on loan until January.The 22-year-old has suffered serious injury troubles during his time at Villa and has made just 18 appearances for the club following his debut in 2011.He is yet to start a competitive game under Paul Lambert and spent a brief spell on loan at Sheffield Wednesday last season .Now he has joined Wednesday’s Championship rivals Brighton, and could make his Seagulls debut in their Capital One Cup second round game at Swindon on Tuesday night.Brighton boss Sami Hyypia told the club’s official website: “Gary is a quality midfielder who we have been aware of for some time. When we knew he was available, we wanted to bring him here as he will give us another quality option in the middle of the park.“There are areas of the squad where we would like more options, and midfield was one of those areas. We have Dale Stephens out injured, but more importantly, given the considerable demands of the Championship, I want to be able to rotate the squad.“Gary has had a tough couple of seasons due to injury, but he showed during a spell with Sheffield Wednesday last season that he is over those problems. We hope this loan spell will benefit everyone: Gary, us and Aston Villa.“He is the type of midfielder who is active and mobile, but very importantly he has real quality on the ball – and is also capable of producing things from set-pieces.” 1last_img read more

John Downey remanded in custody after extradition

first_imgJohn Downey has been remanded in custody charged with the murders of two UDR soldiers, after being extradited from the Republic of Ireland.The 67 year old Creeslough man appeared before Omagh Magistrates Court on Saturday. Downey was first detained in the Republic of Ireland in October 2018 under a European arrest warrant.He fought extradition but lost his most recent appeal, and handed himself in to Gardaí (Irish police) on Friday.Downey is wanted by prosecutors in connection with the murders of UDR soldiers Alfred Johnston, 32 and a father of four, and James Eames 33, a father of three.Both were killed in a bomb attack in Enniskillen in 1972.Mr Downey is also accused of aiding and abetting an explosion.The BBC reports that a crowd of supporters, including Sinn Fein representatives, gathered outside the court ahead of the hearing.A Detective Chief Inspector told the court police would be objecting to bail as they viewed Mr Downey as a flight risk.He pointed to the defendant’s repeated attempts to appeal the extradition order.“The police view would be the defendant is reluctant to face justice,” he said.In 2013, Mr Downey was charged with murdering four Royal Household Cavalry men in a bombing at London’s Hyde Park in 1982.The case dramatically collapsed after it emerged the defendant had a letter of assurance from the former Prime Minister Tony Blair that he was not actively wanted by the authorities.In court on Saturday, the Detective Chief Inspector said that following the collapse of the Hyde Park bombing trial in 2014, the families of those killed in the incident had launched civil proceedings against Mr Downey.He told the court that Mr Downey subsequently transferred assets including land from his name to his wife’s name.A solicitor acting for the defendant said his client had handed himself in to Gardaí by agreement and had fully complied with previous bail conditions in 2013 and 2014.He described the land transfers as a “red herring”, and said his client was a man of ill health.Judge Michael Ranaghan said he envisaged a “long and protracted” legal process ahead.But said he found the defendant did pose a flight risk and so bail was refused.The judge told Mr Downey he can appeal his decision to the High Court, before ordering him to appear again in court on the 25 October.John Downey remanded in custody after extradition was last modified: October 12th, 2019 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:CreesloughdonegalJohn Downeylast_img read more

Humboldt State softball sweeps Dominguez Hills, extends winning streak to seven games

first_imgMcKinleyville >> In the minutes following Friday’s doubleheader, Humboldt State head coach Shelli Sarchett let it be known to her team that they needed to be better. They had just let the last-place team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association hang around for much longer than they wanted, giving a one-win team more than a fighter’s chance of doubling that total.Much to the approval of Sarchett, things were a bit different 24 hours later.Senior shortstop Tiffany Hollingsworth hit a …last_img read more

Athletics set records in rout of Houston Astros

first_imgHOUSTON — Matt Olson thought about it for a few seconds, what it meant to flip a 15-0 loss Monday into a 21-7 win against powerhouse-division-rival Houston Astros on Tuesday night.Extreme score flips call for extreme language.“It’s awesome to respond to… there’s no other way to put it, an a**-kicking yesterday,” Olson said. “To be able to kind of come back after what happened yesterday, we always know we can compete against these guys. To do it in the fashion we did was nice.”The win came in …last_img read more

Research update: Domestic Perceptions Research 2016

first_imgSouth Africa is a diverse country, yet most of its people see themselves as South African first, according to Brand South Africa’s latest Domestic Perceptions Research. They also view themselves in a positive light and believe that media is a little too critical about the nation.During the past week Brand South Africa received results from the Domestic Perceptions Research study. This concludes two rounds of fieldwork conducted in the 2015/16 financial year. The research results of the two rounds, consolidated in one report, renders some interesting information about the perceptions South Africans have of the brand, and their outlook for the future.This research update merely reflects on a few issues pertaining to self-description, pride, media consumption and perceptions of how the media reports on issues in the domestic environment. More updates on findings from the domestic research to follow.Self-description labelsBeing a South African is a very important element of individual and national identity.In terms of nationality responses to the survey indicate – “I’m a South African” is the primary descriptive label amongst citizens.Unlike perceptions created through mediated debate, South Africans are extremely proud of the country:Over 80% of South African citizens claim that they are extremely proud to be South African. Citizens are inclined to recommend South Africa across the board, with higher affinity to travel to and live in. The box below indicates, by race, the predominant categories of self-description respondents identify with.From this it is clear that all races identify themselves as South African first, with religion and race in second place, and culture and gender typically third and fourth choices.In order to get more insight on how South Africans describe themselves, an open ended question asked respondents, in five words, to describe themselves, from this it emerges that:People describe themselves in a positive light, focusing on character & personality traits like “loving”, “friendly”, “hardworking”, “respectful” and “honest”.Coincidentally, these self-descriptions match findings from, for example, the Nation Brand Index, and City Brand Index that shows international respondents also describe South Africans as hardworking, open, and friendly people. The images below capture the most common words respondents used to describe themselves.The above self-descriptions can help when speaking about the culture, values, and self-perception of South African people.Media consumption & perceptionsSome general findings from the survey indicate that:It’s top priority among citizens to constantly be informed about happenings in their community and country, as well as supporting local businesses – however when it comes to effort based activities it is deemed as less important.Citizens want easy accessible information provided to them; being most directly influenced by family, friends/ colleagues, followed by mainstream media sources like TV & News radio broadcasts.Having trusted advocates in society that people can learn from and understand – will give more positive outlook about what’s going on in SAThere is consensus that the media portrays more negative than positive information and stories about South Africa. The box below indicates that 62% of respondents think the SA media is too negative about the country.In order to understand the extent to which South Africans trust sources of information, respondents are asked to rate the sources as outlined below.Family, friends & colleagues; TV news; and Radio news are the top three trusted sources of information. Online social networking and related sources of information are the least trusted of all possible sources.Other media consumption factors92% of all respondents own a cell phone;30% of respondents use a laptop;9% of respondents use a tablet.Radio and TelevisionJust over half of the population listen to radio every day with Metro FM, Lesedi FM, and uMhlobo Wenene FM being the most popular radio stations;In terms of television – Movie channels, SABC channels, and Religious channels are the most watched;Documentary and News channels draw about 28% of respondents.Print mediaA quarter of the population read newspapers every day;The Daily Sun is the most read newspaper (34% of respondents read this paper);Other commonly read papers include: Isolezwe (8%); Sunday Times (5%); Beeld (4%); Son (4%); Sowetan (4%); The Citizen (3%).last_img read more

Fun with a Side of Mega-Event Geocaching

first_imgEditor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are joining geocachers at Mega-Events around the world to celebrate and share the adventure of geocaching. Amy Faulkner, attended the 11th Annual Geocaching Hampton Roads Picnic (GC42NJJ). This is Amy’s account of her trip.Amy (in middle) with the basket logbookI recently traveled across the country from Geocaching HQ in Seattle, WA to Newport News, VA to attend the 11th Annual Geocaching Hampton Roads Picnic (GC42NJJ). This Mega-Event looked really interesting from the get-go but I certainly had no idea what a trip I was in for.Upon arrival Friday evening for the event’s Meet & Greet (GC4FDA7), I was barely in the parking lot of the event venue when I was asked by a fellow geocacher to stop my car so they could take a picture of the trackable code I had placed on the window. As weird as this may sound, it was a refreshing welcome to the event and it gave me the comforting feeling that even though I was 3000 miles from home I was right where I belonged. The excitement as I walked in to the event only grew. I met the event organizers (more on them later) and attendees from all over the United States. I listened to some great geocaching stories and received my awesome registration pack that included a lunch tote, a t-shirt, a water bottle, a pen with a stylus, a geocaching hat and so much more. I had so much fun, but this was merely a glimpse of what was in store.At the end of the event I set out for dinner with some fellow geocachers that are also the worldwide geocaching community reviewers for North Carolina and Tennessee. Although I had not met MonkeyBrad, NCReviewer and Dogwood_Reviewer before, we had exchanged a few emails prior to the event and decided that we would grab some dinner afterward.Occasionally around Geocaching HQ or out in the game you hear that “geocaching makes the world smaller.” I have heard this in regards to folks getting out and exploring places they normally wouldn’t have and geocachers exchanging stories about similar experiences they have had in finding the same cache, but what happened at the random restaurant we chose for dinner is one of those exemplary stories that you almost can’t believe. Picture this: as the group of us sit down to dinner, our waiter approaches the table in the overly exuberant waiter style and introduces himself. He’s super friendly, he tells us the specials, asks for our drink order, makes a suggestion on a good beer to try and heads off to obtain the drinks. As he returns with the beverages, he inquires as to why so many of us at the table have on geocaching shirts. This was quite observant on his part as we were not sitting there in matching uniforms but in various different geocaching shirts.We explained that we were in town for the event. We discussed with him where each of us traveled from and then, when the waiter did not ask us what geocaching was we inquired if he was a geocacher. Read carefully, here’s where it gets interesting… Our waiter then tells us nonchalantly that he’s “been a few times” and he continues to tell us that he once found a geocache in Chattanooga, Tennessee that required him to paddle out to it and he was one of only 40 some people to find it since it was placed in 2006.Photo OpAround this time I happened to glance across the table at MonkeyBrad to see a perplexed look on his face. He asked the waiter if the name of the cache was Island Booty and the waiter enthusiastically said yes. MonkeyBrad then explained that he was the co-owner of that geocache and the entire table erupted in laughter and cheer and sounds of disbelief that our waiter, who barely identified himself as a geocacher, had such a great and vivid story that he shared with us in the middle of Virginia about an elusive geocache that he found in Tennessee.After a great dinner and a lot of geocaching stories we turned in for the night with great anticipation of what the next day and the big event would bring.The morning started off with an event called a Muffin-A-Go-Go II (GC4AF43) right outside the camping area at Newport News Park. As geocachers arrived they would grab a brown bag that included the muffin flavor of their choice. My muffin bag simply included a muffin (it was delicious) but some also included special instructions that challenged the muffin holder to participate in some of the big event’s activities. I did not have the luxury of spending a lot of time at this event as I had to get over to the main area and assist with the setup of the Lab Caches that were going to be tested at this event.Purple Shirt ClubNewport News Park is a park rich with history. Many Civil War battles took place in the park including the Battle of Big Bethel and the Battle or Burnt Chimneys. The organizers of the event set up the Lab Caches to take geocachers on a journey through the park while learning about its history. In addition to the Lab Caches, there was a plethora of activities from an Ammo Can Toss, a GeoSurvivor competition for teams of two and an egg hunt that tested a participants’ pure luck in choosing an egg that contained the coordinates for a cache that could possibly contain a prize. There were also a few works of art and pure craftsmanship that blew me away. The event’s photo wall and the handmade giant picnic basket event log simply cannot go without mention.The community volunteer reviewers and I sat on a panel discussion in the afternoon which really started some great conversation about the game that continued on throughout the day with everyone I chatted with. I had so many great conversations and met so many amazing people it truly made the event memorable, but the real heroes in creating such an awesome event were the “purple shirts” that organized the event and ensured that everyone had a good time and felt like part of their geocaching family. I’m excited to go back next year.Group Photo from the Mega-EventShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocachers are the nicest people: My trip to the 12th Annual GCHR Picnic Mega-EventSeptember 23, 2014In “Community”Allegany State Park Geobash IX Mega-EventJune 30, 2014In “Community”Finding friends at Belgium Mega-EventSeptember 17, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Australians rally behind Greek Australian presenter who was frogmarched out of Question

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “Ridiculous” and “scandalous” are among the most common adjectives being used to describe the incident that saw Australia’s reputation for conservatism, despite being such a young nation, reach new heights.On Monday ABC Radio National’s Patricia Karvelas was kicked out of Parliament House for showing “too much shoulder,” according to a speaker who deemed the Greek Australian had breached the dress standards.The ‘controversial’ outfit in question was a white “half-sleeve” pantsuit, which resulted in Karvelas being requested to leave the press gallery during Question Time by an attendant.Shocked by the incident, Ms Karvelas took to Twitter to post a photo of the outfit, tweeting: “I have just been kicked out of #QT because you can allegedly see too much skin. His insane #Auspol”.The general sentiment has been one of shock among politicians and the wider community, with Ms Karvelas’ tweet being liked over 3,000 times and shared by over 1,500 accounts, with an outpouring of support.Sky News political reporter Tom Connell said the rules were “crazy” when it came to both men and women through personal experience.“Also for blokes though — we are not allowed to go in without a jacket,” he tweeted. “Takes about 15 seconds for someone to tap you on the shoulder”.In true Australian style, many used humour to show their support, with a number of women tweeting photos of themselves wearing sleeveless shirts, among them Labor MP Emma Husar.Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek made light of the situation, tweeting “With the right to bare arms you can show your guns”. While fellow Greek Australia, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Kon Karapanagiotidis said: “So you got kicked out simply for looking like a total boss #sexism #auspol”The following day, Ms Karvelas suggested “I should have worn my traditional Greek costume which I still own and was forced to wear as a child”.The standard of dress, according to the Australian Parliament House website “should involve good trousers, a jacket, collar and tie for men and a similar standard of formality for women” – but is up to the discretion of the speaker, which would explain the lack of consistency, with former foreign minister Julie Bishop having attended the House of Representatives in a pink, sleeveless dress just one week prior without anyone batting an eye.Julie Bishop in the House of Representatives on Monday 26 November, just one week prior to the incident with Ms Karvelas sans sleeves.The Greens’ Adam Bandt tweeted a formal letter from 2017, which revealed that he had in fact “tried to get this ridiculous ‘bare arms’ rule changed last year. Sadly, it didn’t succeed then. I hope this time things are different”.Though many would say 24 hours too late, it didn’t take long for the government to issue a formal apology to Ms Karvelas in parliament.“I would like to apologise on behalf of this side of the House to Ms Karvelas for being ejected yesterday from the press gallery,” Leader of the House Christopher Pyne said.Commenting on the apology, Ms Karvelas took to Twitter: “pleased that female journalists will be free to wear professional clothing that reflects what politicians wear”.last_img read more

San Diego Air Space Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 9 landing

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Air & Space Museum will kick off its yearlong 50 Years of Apollo celebration today with an event commemorating the Apollo 9 spacecraft’s splashdown landing.Apollo 9 was the first of four Apollo flights in 1969, including the Apollo 11 mission that touched down on the moon in July of that year. The mission was the country’s third manned spaceflight during the Apollo program, lasting 10 days in low Earth orbit.According to the Air & Space Museum, Cmdr. James McDivitt and pilots David Scott and Rusty Schweickart — Apollo 9’s three crew members — and flight directors Gerry Griffin and Gene Kranz are expected to attend the event.“Anyone and everyone who remembers NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo legacy space programs will want to be here for this incredible evening commemorating one of America’s finest achievements,” said museum President and CEO Jim Kidrick. March 13, 2019 Updated: 9:11 PM San Diego Air & Space Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 9 landing KUSI Newsroom, center_img Posted: March 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more