Fabianski Out for Two Months with Hip Injury

first_imgRoberto Jimenez, 33, replaced Fabianski at Bournemouth for his league debut, having signed for free in May.West Ham’s only other senior goalkeeper is David Martin, 33, who joined on a free transfer from Millwall in the summer but is yet to play for the club.West Ham are currently fourth in the Premier League and have not lost since defeat by Manchester City on the opening day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been ruled out for at least two months with a torn hip muscle.The Pole, 34, suffered the injury taking a goal-kick during West Ham’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday and was substituted in the 34th minute.He was the Hammers’ player of the season for 2018-19 and started all 38 league games.last_img read more

GAA: KILLYBEGS CLUB GAA NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 12, 16, 25 and 30. There was one winner of Match 3 Numbers, Christine Cunningham, Co. Clare. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €2,300. Match 3 rolls over to €60. The Killotto is now online. This week team selling Killotto is Shane Molloy’s team and 24th is Brenda Foy’s team. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went Eileen Gallagher, Glenties. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,200 on 46 calls.As the ladies season has now concluded, we wish to thank the following for their help during the past year. The tea committee under stewardship of Patricia Murrin and Mary Hitler, those club men who officiated as umpires and lines men, those senior and reserve players for their valuable inputs, tony Hegarty for his assistance on medical matters, Mary Gallagher and Shannon Gorman as masseurs, the club officers for all their help, the Harbour Bar who sponsored each girl a hoodie and the people of Killybegs who came to support us in our matches. The ladies will begin again in January. We welcome back our existing panel and look forward to new members joining us. GAA: KILLYBEGS CLUB GAA NOTES was last modified: September 13th, 2011 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS CLUB GAA NOTESlast_img read more

LAST CHANCE TO WIN TWO TICKETS FOR DONEGAL V DUBLIN THIS SUNDAY

first_imgSpecsavers Letterkenny in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win TWO TICKETS to Sunday’s highly anticipated All-Ireland quarter-final between Donegal and Dublin.Croke Park is expected to be a complete sell-out in a game which has caught the imagination of the GAA public.It’s a game the whole country wants to see, not just supporters in Donegal and Dublin. We ran the competition last week and asked those who entered to send us a comment as to why they should receive the tickets.We had some great comments, but it was too hard to choose a winner, so we’ve decided to run the competition again.All you have to do is answer the following question. When did Donegal last defeat Dublin in a championship match?? Send your answers to [email protected] and a winner will be selected at random.Good luck.Tir Chonaill Abú.LAST CHANCE TO WIN TWO TICKETS FOR DONEGAL V DUBLIN THIS SUNDAY was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticesSportticketslast_img read more

Turtle Vaults Over 65 Million Year Evolutionary Hurdle

first_imgThe Scots are bragging about their latest missing link – a swimming turtle.  The BBC News could hardly contain the excitement over this claim to evolutionary fame: “The new species forms a missing link between ancient terrestrial turtles and their modern, aquatic descendants,” the article said.  But along with celebration, there were admissions of ignorance:“Why did turtles enter the water?  We have no idea.  It’s a mystery – like asking why cetaceans went back into the sea,” said Jérémy Anquetin, of the department of palaeontology at the Natural History Museum.    “Little by little, we are filling the gaps.    “Now, we know for sure that there were aquatic turtles around 164 million years ago.    “Eileanchelys may represent the earliest known aquatic turtle.    “It is part of a new revision we are having about turtle evolution”….   “This new turtle is very exciting”, said Dr Walter Joyce, an expert in turtle evolution, formerly of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.    “Keep in mind that a 65 million year gap used to exist in the fossil record between the oldest known turtles from the Late Triassic and basically modern turtles in the Late Jurassic.”Additional revelations about the gap came up: the differences between the fossil and modern freshwater turtles are minor – “small differences” in cranial anatomy.  The fossil was found in a state of “exceptional preservation” in alternating series of mudstone, shale and limestone, with sharks, salamanders and rare lizards and dinosaurs in the same strata.  Joyce made another admission of doubt about the evolution story: “Finally, although it is really difficult to assess the ecological habitat preferences of turtles, the authors make a compelling case that by this stage in evolution turtles had started moving into aquatic habitats.”  As to why they did so, Anquetin had just said, “We have no idea.”The BBC got one thing right: the gap was in the evolutionary story, not in the real world.  A turtle found exceptionally preserved in sediments along with other creatures – a turtle so similar to modern freshwater turtles it looks “like the ones you can buy in the pet shop” with only minor differences in the internal cranial structure; a few samples stuffed into a 65 million year gap in the evolutionary fable that is undergoing revision anyway – why are we supposed to believe the spin that this helps explain turtle evolution?  This proposed “missing link” does not help fill the Credibility Gap.  About the only thing you can believe in the story is Anquetin’s confession, “We have no idea.”(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Poverty summit gets experts thinking

first_imgRay Maota Rory Brooks is the founder of the Brooks World Poverty Institute which researches methods to reduce and eradicate poverty. Professor Walden Bello is a member of the Philippine House of Representatives and led the discussion on the framework of the MDGs. (Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • The Brooks World Poverty Institute +44 0161 306 6436 RELATED ARTICLES • SA hosts World Economic Forum • Research into tropical diseases • China-Africa relations to deepen • SA, US tighten trade relationshipThe inaugural Global Poverty Summit has given experts in global poverty reduction a platform to deliberate on ways in which poverty can be alleviated throughout the world.The summit was held at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 17 -19 January 2011 and is the brainchild of businessman Dr Rory Brooks of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), based at the University of Manchester.At the summit, 50 experts on the subject of poverty discussed whether the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Development Agenda talks will be able to reduce poverty in developing countries.Also on the agenda were the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the UN Development Programme. These are a set of goals endorsed in 2000 by nations around the world in an attempt to reduce global poverty by 2015.Brooks said: “Over the last decade, the plight of the poor has come under the microscope and talking about ways to reduce it, is the first step to its reduction.”He added that when funding research into global poverty eradication strategies, it’s vital that the research is able to go on and influence policy, which ultimately produces improved outcomes.“This is why we felt it was important to support this Global Poverty Summit in Johannesburg,” he said.BWPI research director Rorden Wilkinson said: “Johannesburg is a good example of the stark inequalities within the city. That’s why we chose to host the summit here.”Speakers at the summit included Nobel economics laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz; Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, secretary-general of the UN Conference on Trade and Development; and David Hulme, professor of development studies at the University of Manchester.Millennium Development GoalsIn 2000 world leaders signed the Millennium Declaration from which eight MDGs were drawn. Leaders accepted collective responsibility to reduce poverty in their own countries as well as globally.The MDGs are:to eradicate extreme poverty and hungerachieve universal primary educationpromote gender equality and empower womenreduce child mortalityimprove maternal healthcombat HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseasesensure environmental sustainabilitydevelop a global partnership for development.“The MDGs have been a success because they have provided the moral underpinning and have catalysed collective action,” said Hulme. “It is vital that we all continue to strive to meet the targets set out in the MDGs, but the MDGs represent a bare minimum of what needs to be done to reduce poverty and halt the growth in inequality.”At the summit, delegates reached a consensus that for MDGs to succeed, especially in Africa, it was necessary to establish national plans specific to individual countries.Trade talksDiscussing the impact of the Doha round of talks on food security, delegates endorsed a proposal that countries should have the right to implement measures to combat food price volatility.“The Doha Development Agenda negotiations started a decade ago but they have yet to bring any meaningful contribution to reducing poverty,” said Stiglitz. “It is time to bring the talks to a close, but successfully doing so requires courage and sacrifice by the rich countries. They’ve got to accept that they are going to have to pay for the change.”Wilkinson said: “No industrial country got to where it is today without significant state intervention. Global trade negotiations need to recognise this reality.”The delegates also came to the conclusion that trade rules cannot be applied equally to rich and poor countries, but that there should be provision for countries at different stages of development.For example, developed countries could grant duty-free and quota-free access to their markets for least developed countries, and these developed countries could also boost the export capacity of lesser countries through trade assistance.Other topics under discussion included intellectual property rights and agriculture.The Brooks World Poverty InstituteEstablished in 2006, the Brooks World Poverty Institute is based at the University of Manchester, where Rory Brooks graduated in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in management sciences.BWPI founder Brooks also runs MML Capital, an investment firm which has invested over US$1.4-billion (R9.8-billion) in more than 70 emerging companies across Europe and the US.Brooks and his wife Elizabeth support various causes, including the Institute of Cancer Research in London.BWPI aims to create and share knowledge that will help eradicate poverty and inequality in the North and South; and to bring about change in international policies that foster poverty.last_img read more

Liverpool Down Chelsea to Maintain Perfect Premier League Start

first_imgLondon: Trent Alexander-Arnold’s thunderous strike inspired Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Chelsea as the Premier League leaders moved five points clear at the top on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp’s side extended their perfect start to the title race as they became the first club to win their opening six games in consecutive top-flight seasons. Alexander-Arnold’s blistering free-kick opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge.Roberto Firmino increased Liverpool’s advantage before the interval and N’Golo Kante’s fine goal was not enough to give Chelsea tangible reward for a vibrant second half.After Manchester City thrashed Watford 8-0 on Saturday, this was the ideal response from Liverpool as they bid to win the title for the first time since 1990.Pipped to the trophy by City on the final day of last season, Liverpool are playing with a burning desire to end their rivals’ two-year reign as champions.In contrast to the Champions League holders’ scrappy midweek defeat at Napoli, this disciplined display showed the Premier League is Liverpool’s top priority this term.They are on a club-record run of 15 successive league wins and have lost just once in 45 top-flight matches, going unbeaten in the last 23.Significantly for their title prospects, Liverpool’s success at the Bridge was just their second win in 13 away league games against the other established top-six teams.Although they were hanging on by the end, if Liverpool take more points against the big guns, even City might struggle to keep them at bay.Frank Lampard’s raw side, 10 points behind the leaders, competed gamely to offer hope of a bright future.However, Chelsea are a work in progress — yet to keep a clean sheet in seven games and without a win in their opening four home games in all competitions.A frenetic start could have brought a Chelsea opener when Tammy Abraham stretched in a vain attempt to turn in Mason Mount’s teasing low cross.GIFTED PRODIGYThose two Chelsea youngsters have caught the eye at the start of Lampard’s reign.But it was Liverpool who took the lead in the 14th minute thanks their own gifted prodigy.Fabinho’s pass broke to Sadio Mane and the Liverpool winger was bundled over on the edge of the penalty area by Andreas Christensen’s clumsy challenge.Mohamed Salah back-heeled the free-kick into the path of Alexander-Arnold and the 20-year-old right-back smashed a sublime shot past Kepa Arrizabalaga into the top corner for his first goal since November 2018.Abraham has already scored seven Premier League goals, but the striker fluffed his lines when he beat the Liverpool offside trap to meet Christensen’s long pass.Clean through on goal, Abraham should have equalised but could only shoot straight at Liverpool keeper Adrian, who saved with his legs.Chelsea thought they had equalised in the 27th minute when Cesar Azpilicueta prodded home from close range after Willian’s cross deflected to the defender off Fabinho.But, in a huge momentum swing, the goal was disallowed after a VAR review showed Mount was offside in the build-up.Lampard wore a rueful smile on the touchline and, moments later, the Chelsea manager’s expression was misery personified as Liverpool doubled their lead in the 30th minute.Andrew Robertson curled over a free-kick from the left edge of the Chelsea area and Firmino, gifted far too much space by Christensen and Marcos Alonso, rose highest to head his third goal of the season.Kepa made a good save to stop Firmino putting Liverpool further ahead from Alexander-Arnold’s cross early in the second half.But Chelsea’s effort couldn’t be faulted and, having harried Liverpool onto the back foot, they reduced the deficit in the 71st minute.Kante turned away from Fabinho with a graceful glide and, with Liverpool sitting deep, the France midfielder curled a superb strike into the top corner.Michy Batshuayi was inches away from equalising in the final minutes, but Liverpool held on. chelseafootballliverpoolPremier League First Published: September 22, 2019, 11:33 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

BJP looking at Bengal for votes after poor show in other states

first_imgHaroa (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said that BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are looking at the state for votes as the party has fared badly in the last five phases of Lok Sabha polls. Modi is losing confidence as he is sure to lose the election, she said and urged the electorate not to vote for BJP. “Where will BJP get the numbers from ? In Uttar Pradesh, its count will reduce from 73 to 13 or 17. In other states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Rajashthan, Punjab and Odisha the party will draw a blank. Its seats will reduce in Madhya Pradesh also”, Banerjee said at a public meeting here in support of Trinamool Congress candidate Nusrat Jahan. Urging voters not to vote for the saffron party, she said “We do not want BJP. Show the door to the party through votes. In Bengal, Trinamool Congress should win all the 42 seats which will help it to have some control in the formation of the new government at the Centre”. She alleged that BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are of the same kind. “Some people are supporting BJP in the morning, Congress in the afternoon and CPI(M) in the night. So voting any of the three will be a waste. Vote for Trinamool Congress”. Continuing her tirade against Modi, Banerjee said in the last parliamentary polls he had said a lot of things and became the prime minister. “But what work has he done in the last five years ?” The chief minister claimed that Trinamool Congress is the only party which has the “guts” to fight BJP. “BJP has kept the entire country petrified. Captured institutions like RBI, CBI, Income Tax and the ED. “Instead of giving food, shelter and clothing, BJP has dismatled the Planning Commission with Niti Aayog and shown how to create riots … It started cow vigilantism and lynching syndicates”, she said. Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have often attacked the TMC by accusing it of running ‘syndicates raj’. Banerjee, a known critic of the BJP, alleged that prices had risen during its rule and is going to increase more after the elections. “Nathuram Godse (who killed Mahatama Gandhi) is now BJP’s leader. They (BJP) have forgotten Netaji who gave the Jai Hind slogan.”last_img read more

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