P W D L GF GA GD PtsLeicester City 29 17 9 3 52 31 21 60Tottenham 29 15 10 4 51 24 27 55Arsenal 29 15 7 7 46 30 16 52Man City 28 15 5 8 52 31 21 50West Ham 29 13 10 6 45 33 12 49Man United 29 13 8 8 37 27 10 47Liverpool 28 12 8 8 43 37 6 44Stoke City 29 12 7 10 31 34 -3 43Southampton 29 11 8 10 36 29 7 41Chelsea 29 10 10 9 43 39 4 40 P W D L GF GA GD PtsWest Brom 29 10 9 10 30 36 -6 39Everton 28 9 11 8 51 39 12 38Watford 29 10 7 12 29 30 -1 37Bournemouth 29 9 8 12 35 45 -10 35Crystal Palace 29 9 6 14 32 39 -7 33Swansea City 29 8 9 12 28 37 -9 33Sunderland 29 6 7 16 35 54 -19 25Norwich City 29 6 6 17 31 54 -23 24Newcastle 28 6 6 16 28 53 -25 24Aston Villa 29 3 7 19 22 55 -33 16
LONDON (AP):There’s an upside to missing out on the Champions League for Liverpool and Chelsea. They have surged into the Premier League’s top-two places while England’s participants in Europe’s elite competition failed to win on their return to domestic duties.With no gruelling midweek European games, Chelsea and Liverpool conserved their energy to produce emphatic domestic victories. A day after Chelsea routed Everton 5-0, Liverpool overwhelmed Watford 6-1 yesterday to move a point ahead of their London title rivals.Manchester City lost top spot after being held by Middlesbrough on Saturday, dropping to third. Arsenal and Tottenham drew 1-1 in the north London derby yesterday before champions Leicester were beaten 2-1 by West Bromwich Albion.”It’s a little physical advantage for sure,” Arsenal manager ArsÈne Wenger said about not playing in the Champions League, which boosts the profits and prestige of participants.Manchester United followed up their 2-1 loss at Fenerbahce in the Europa League by winning 3-1 at Swansea to halt a four-match win-less run in the Premier League.Liverpool occupy top spot for the first time since May 2014 when the team came close to winning the title for the first time since 1990 before a late collapse.Sadio ManÈ, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can scored in the space of 16 first-half minutes to put Watford out of sight. Roberto Firmino, ManÈ and Georginio Wijnaldum added further goals in the second half.Liverpool, which have now scored four or more goals in five league matches this season, is a point in front of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal.PRETTY GOOD TEAM”When I came here (in October 2015), I asked for time and patience and belief,” Liverpool manager J¸ergen Klopp said. “And after 11 match days, everyone’s asking for guarantees and they are not there. The only thing we have is a pretty good football team.”JosÈ Mourinho was forced to watch from the stands as he served a touchline ban, but he will have liked what he saw in south Wales.There was a landmark goal for one of the brashest of players. The first of Zlatan Ibrahimovic¥’s two goals was the 25,000th in the Premier League since the competition’s inception in 1992.Paul Pogba also unleashed a 20-yard volley for his second league goal since joining United in August from Juventus for a world-record fee of €105 million.
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Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs has announced his retirement from international football following Austria’s exit from Euro 2016.The 30-year-old defender announced in a video on his Facebook page that the 78th cap he won in the team’s defeat to Iceland in their final Group F match would be his last.“I want to let you know that the game against Iceland was my last in red-white-red,” said the 30-year-old.“I am very proud of the ten years that I have spent with the national team. I did everything with passion and, as I said, I am very, very proud.”Fuchs joined Leicester from Schalke at the start of last season, playing a key role in their remarkable Premier League title triumph.Austria disappointed in France, finishing bottom of their pool with just one point from three games. 1 Christian Fuchs has hung up his boots for Austria
BY EMMET RUSHE: January 2015 is here.The new wave of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ will have started as people set out to undo the Christmas excess and ‘finally’ reach their goals. There are literally hundreds of options available to help you along your way this January.Yet with all these options available, statistics show us that 90% of New Year’s Resolutioners won’t make it to the end of January. Why then is it so hard to stick to our New Year’s Goals?Quite simply, you are expecting too much of yourself too quickly at the beginning.If you were planning to run a marathon, you wouldn’t turn up on race day with all your new training gear and expect to finish the race, would you?So why is it that most people think they can simply change a lifetime of bad habits in the first 4 weeks of January? The truth is, it isn’t your fault. We have been lead to believe through the media, television and internet, that huge rapid weekly weight loss is the norm and anything else is simply a failure.This is simply not true.Weight loss is not linear.Your weight will fluctuate day to day and week to week.You weight loss will stall; do not panic when it does. If you see every slight set back as a complete failure, you are destined to fail before you even begin.Try not to run head first into January with all guns blazing.Take a step back and have a look at what you are trying to actually achieve.For the majority of people, an extreme lifestyle shift quite often ends in failure. So what do we do?We look for what is going to give us the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF RESULTS WITH THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF EFFORTWe will be using the ‘2 week rule’ with this.The ‘2 week rule’ will determine if you are able to stick to one habit change before moving onto another one.What we are trying to do with this is to breed habits that will last.Change your breakfast from high sugar cereals; have an omelette with vegetables in it, or have porridge oats with berries. Try and stick to this every day for 2 weeks.Once you can master this without missing, it is time for another habit change.If you snack on high sugar cereal bars or chocolate and crisps, try changing these for a portion of fruit and nuts.A portion size is one piece of fruit and a palmful of any nut except peanuts. Again, aim for a 2 week period of time and if you can master this, without failing, it’s time to change another habit.If you drink a lot of fizzy high sugar drinks, try and swap them for the ‘diet’ or ‘free’ variety rather than cutting them out altogether.If you go ‘cold turkey’ after drinking a lot of sugary drinks for a long period of time, you will have withdrawal symptoms. This can lead to you slipping back into old habits before long. Switching to the diet or free alternatives can help you to cut calories without feeling too deprived from what you were used to.This system is not a quick fix. It is not intended to help you to lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time, but rest assured, if you start making small dietary changes, not only will you lose weight, you will be more likely to keep it off.These small changes can help you to breed new habits and because you are allowing a suitable time frame to adjust to these changes, you are more likely to succeed in keeping them. It will take slightly longer to achieve your goals, but you will achieve them.P.S . If your New Year’s plans are the same ones that you have tried and failed at for the past few years, maybe it’s time to try something else. Try stepping outside your comfort zone and try something new. You might just love it.#TrainSmartTo keep up-to-date with tips and information on how to stick to your goals in 2015, check out my page through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: NEW YEAR – NEW YOU? was last modified: January 4th, 2015 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:columnDonegal Dailydonegaldaily.comemmet rushefitnessJanuaryNew Year
Three men have been charged with a combined total of 30 offences in Derry after a cross-Border chase earlier this week.David Kelly, 32, of no fixed abode; Robert Paul McBride, 32, from Gortree, Newtowncunningham and Kevin Harkin, 26, of no fixed abode, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court. The charges they face include assaulting police officers, resisting arrest and dangerous driving.No bail applications were made and the three men were remanded in custody.The charges relate to a series of incidents in Carrowbane Walk, Racecourse Road and Groarty Road in Derry on Wednesday and follow a chase by Gardai at Bridgend on the same day.The men will next appear, by video link, on March 8.THREE DONEGAL MEN FACE 30 CHARGES AFTER CROSS-BORDER CHASE was last modified: February 17th, 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:THREE DONEGAL MEN FACE 30 CHARGES AFTER CROSS-BORDER CHASE
There was delight for THREE Letterkenny clubs when they scooped €20,000 in the Cash for Clubs national promotion run by Topaz. St Eunan’s GAA Club, Letterkenny Rugby Club and Letterkenny Athletics Club all got prize money from the initiative.All three clubs were registered with Tobin’s Topaz Service Station! Topaz released the following statement, “Topaz are delighted to officially announce our first set of winners for our Cash for Clubs promotion.The Topaz Cash for Clubs campaign has drawn to a close with over 2500 clubs registering from all across Ireland.The main prize draw of the competition with the overall top prize of €10,000 being drawn together with 4 prizes of €5000.And of the €30,000 being given away today nationally €20,000 came to Letterkenny clubs registered at Tobin’s Topaz, Port Road, Letterkenny. The grand prize winner of €10,000 is; Letterkenny Rugby Club from Letterkenny County Donegal!In addition to the main prize Topaz also selected our first set of winners of the €5,000 cash prizes and the lucky winners were· St Eunans GAA Club, Letterkenny, Co Donegal· Letterkenny Athletics Club, Co Donegal.The other winners were · Berehaven Golf Club, Co Cork.· Ballinrobe GAA Club, Co Mayo.A great day for the 3 Letterkenny clubs with very valuable prize money secured.Tobin’s would like to thank all the clubs for their support in making this such a success for our locality. Three Letterkenny clubs registered at Tobin’s Service Station scoop €20,000! was last modified: September 6th, 2016 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:cash for clubsInitiativenewsRegisteredSportTobins
Cllr Ciaran Brogan has called for an urgent on-site meeting over the ongoing traffic concerns at Illistrin.At Tuesday’s Municipal District meeting Cllr Brogan said nothing less would be acceptable to him.“I am proposing that this Council ask members of our roads team and Transport Infrastructure Ireland to meet with the Illistrin Action Group to listen to their serious concerns over traffic movements at Illistrin.”The Tirconail Tribune reports that when told by Area Roads Manager Fergal Doherty that it would be put on the Council’s shopping list for a meeting with the TII in Dublin next month, Cllr Brogan insisted that more had to be done with the first step being an immediate on-site meeting. The Fianna Fail councillor said a meeting outside the National School on a day when classes were finishing around 3.00 p.m. would give Council staff, engineers from the local TII Road Design Office and members of the newly formed Illistrin Action Group an opportunity to collectively engage on the issues during one of the busiest traffic periods.“The on-site meeting would help build the case for more to be done at Illistrin when we meet the TII in Dublin next month,” Cllr Brogan said.Sinn Fein Cllr Gerry McMonagle agreed saying that there was no substitute for going and seeing the traffic problems at first hand.“I have a couple of grandchildren at Illistrin N.S. and my family have been berating me that nothing is being done to address the worries over road safety. I would expect the Council executive to support Cllr Brogan in arranging an on-site meeting first before going to Dublin” Cllr McMonagle said. The Council’s Fergal Doherty said he would try and facilitate the Illistrin meeting as soon as possible.Cllr Brogan said that while the school opening and closing times were the busiest periods in terms of traffic movement there were other activities like the use of the sports pitches in the evenings and at the weekends, which also resulted in a lot of vehicles crossing in and out at Illistrin. He said one option that should be looked at is a traffic light on the Mountain Top side of the junction above the shop.Another proposal at Tuesday’s meeting from Cllr Michael McBride was that the Municipal District supports the construction of a roundabout at Illistrin below the school in the vicinity of the Ballyare Road junction.Cllr McBride said there huge problems with the current road layout with three exits from the school onto the busy N56 along with Ballyare junction.He suggested that the ultimate solution would be for all traffic from the school and shop to exit left onto a new roundabout with the option then of heading in the Letterkenny direction. However, Area Roads Manager Fergal Doherty said the area would not fit the criteria for a roundabout according to the national guidelines as it would not meet the volume of traffic movements over a 24-hour period while there would also be issues with the road gradient.Mr Doherty said that the proposal would be included on the agenda for next month’s meeting between a Council delegation and Transport Infrastructure Ireland in Dublin.Brogan demands on-site meeting over Illistrin road saga was last modified: November 10th, 2016 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)
Micho adresses journalists at Kabira Country Club in Kampala this morning. Coutesy photo.Now former Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Sredojevic “Micho” has this morning officially terminated his contract with the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) confirming all rumours that he will no longer be Uganda Cranes coach.There were rumours that the main concern was his salary and allowances amounting to UGX230 million that the federation had failed to pay.“I had no reason to resign but I have a million and one reason to terminate my contract. I have my values which needed to be respected. I had never even missed any training session with the Uganda Cranes ” Micho said.He was addressing journalists at Kabira Country Club in Kampala. He said he will be available to assist any coach that will replace him.Micho (in blue shirt) interacts with journalists after the press conference. Courtesy photo.Micho’s departure comes less than 30 days to the crucial Uganda Cranes 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt.On Wednesday FUFA president Moses Magogo had promised, while at the Uganda Premier League awards, that the Uganda Cranes would have a coach by the time they play Egypt on August 31 in a World Cup Qualifier.News filtering through from South Africa indicates the Uganda football authorities have sounded out Belgian Luc Eymael over replacing Micho who was appointed in May 2013.The widely travelled Belgian has coached on the continent since 2010 having first taken charge of Congolese side AS Vita in 2010.Comments Tags: top
(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 More new observations don’t fit current cosmological theory.Measurement of Universe’s expansion rate creates cosmological puzzle (Nature News). The subtitle reads, “Discrepancy between observations could point to new physics.”The most precise measurement ever made of the current rate of expansion of the Universe has produced a value that appears incompatible with measurements of radiation left over from the Big Bang. If the findings are confirmed by independent techniques, the laws of cosmology might have to be rewritten.If dark energy is out there, it might have increased since the big bang, astronomers conclude from the new observations. Or, it might mean that the “standard candles” used to measure the universe are not reliable—so says Wendy Freeman, the astronomer who arrived at the oft-cited consensus age of the universe, 13.7 billion years.Given the long-standing puzzles over dark matter, dark energy, inflation, fine-tuning and the multiverse, Adam Riess, astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins, made the following massive understatement, “I think that there is something in the standard cosmological model that we don’t understand.”‘Bizarre’ Group of Distant Black Holes are Mysteriously Aligned (Space.com). According to thinking about the isotropy of space, one shouldn’t find mysterious alignments of objects, yet at least nine of them in a sector of space have spin axes that are aligned. It’s a “bizarre relationship”—A highly sensitive radio telescope has seen something peculiar in the depths of our cosmos: A group of supermassive black holes are mysteriously aligned, as if captured in a synchronized dance.Black holes don’t have any way of knowing about other black holes. They have no way of sharing information. How did they get this way? Some cosmologists are quick to offer hypotheses. Perhaps they were part of the same fluctuation when the universe was small. Maybe powerful magnetic fields aligned them. Maybe hypothetical particles called axions did it. Further down, though, the article is less optimistic.The researchers hope to use this surprising discovery to perhaps better understand the conditions in which they formed, but the discovery will be a huge challenge to explain as there’s no cosmological model that can currently account for it.“This is not obviously expected based on our current understanding of cosmology. It’s a bizarre finding,” said collaborator Romeel Dave, of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.The astronomers were not looking for this alignment when they found it. Now, they have a new “vexing problem” to solve.Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? (Live Science). Is reality real? Who asks these kinds of questions?Researchers pondered the controversial notion Tuesday at the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate here at the American Museum of Natural History.Those who are interested can read the article for the arguments for and against what they call a “legitimate scientific hypothesis.” Behind it, though, are philosophical notions of free will. No less than Neil de Grasse Tyson (of Cosmos 2.0 fame) thinks the probability is high that we are living on an alien’s hard drive. If so, he was just programmed to say that, so you can ignore him.Need a spin doctor? Go to the cosmologists. They always know how to keep their jobs when they have been falsified, self-refuted or embarrassed by observations contrary to theory. They call the new observations “exciting.”