Dele Alli shows off amazing PlayStation birthday cake as Spurs star turns 24

first_img3TOTTENHAM midfielder Dele Alli was treated to a special cake for his 24th birthday while being locked up inside due to the coronavirus crisis.The England international showed off his PlayStation controller cake on social media to his seven million Instagram followers, with his fans loving the design.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Dele Alli took to Instagram where he posted this picture of his birthday cakeAlli is known to be a huge lover of Fortnite, with the player even doing a dance in honour of the game after netting past Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.And he has formed a formidable partnership with Harry Kane off the pitch after the duo came together to take down a sniper on the online multiplier game.So it should come as no surprise that Alli’s nearest and dearest chipped in to present him with a cake in the shape of a PlayStation controller.Uploading a picture of the cake on Instagram, he said: “Turning 24 in isolation wasn’t so bad! Thank you all for the birthday wishes.”Fans were quick to comment on his post, as one messaged: “That cake tho.”Another replied: “That’s one hell of a cake.”A third added: “happy birthday bro btw nice cake.”Leicester winger Demarai Gray even chipped in, as he added: “Hope you had a good one g.”3 Alli, 24, is known to be a huge fan of online multiplayer game FortniteMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic View this post on Instagram Isolation birthday #stayhome A post shared by Dele (@dele) on Apr 11, 2020 at 7:23am PDTCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Alli’s Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was snapped on Sunday wishing him a happy birthday from across the road as the duo bumped into each other on a stroll out in the sunshine in North London.Our photos show the Portuguese gaffer – who wore a coronavirus mask for his sunshine stroll – keeping on the other side of the road while talking to his player.The Special One appeared to flout coronavirus guidelines by taking a training session in a London park, with the ex-Chelsea and Manchester Untied manager later apologising for his actions.Dele Alli posts hilarious Lion King mock with dog Uno as Tottenham star shows off giant projector TV at his houselast_img read more

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Workers of this country must not be taken advantage of

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Postal and Telecommunication Workers’ Union (GPTWU) which represents non-management workers within the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT+) continues to be very perturbed with the actions of the management of the company in relation to the continuous violations of the extant Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) between the parties. GTT+, over time, has hired approximately seventy-two Customer Service Representatives within its Call Centre, each on a nine-month contract. This is the largest concentration of contract employees within the company. The Call Centre Division falls within the Union’s Bargaining Unit.The CLA clearly states at Article Number 36:1, “Contract work shall be held to a minimum and the Company agrees there shall be no contract work allocated to outside contractors which would result in interference with the employment or promotion of permanent employees”.This practice by GTT+ is clearly designed to trample on the rights of the workers. These workers are continuously employed on a contractual basis without any effort on the part of management for confirmation. They are not represented by the Union since they are contract employees. The Union has been engaging the Department of Labour in an effort to have the contracted workers brought on permanently to the establishment, but to date, the Department of Labour has failed to deal with the issue in a decisive manner. As a result, the Company is emboldened and continues with this violation. Management continues to show gross disrespect to the Ministry by not providing documentation requested by the Department, in addition to not showing up for conciliation meetings, called by the said Department.The contract employees, whose contract are in total breach of the law are forced to accept the following: –> Monthly salary, which is way below what is being paid to permanent employees who are performing duties at the same level across the company.> They are not on the company’s Pension or Group Life Scheme, even though many of them have been working with GTT+ for a number of years.> They are dismissed without due process being allowed.Those are just some of the infractions that are meted out to these workers without any intervention by the Department of Labour, even though they are aware of all the issues.The status of these workers needs to be regularised. There can be no other position on this issue. The Department of Labour must be effective in its mandate by addressing this issue.Just recently, the world saw how the matter involving Rusal and GB&GWU was handled. The Department of Labour must not appear to be selective and/or naive when dealing with the multinationals.The Department of Labour is aware of all the illegalities and infractions being perpetuated by GTT+ but continues to turn a blind eye to the plight of the workers. This violation among others shall be made public and the company must be made to respect the law.This Union will continue to expose the continued arrogance being displayed by GTT+. This issue of the large influx of contract workers was raised with the Ministry of Labour, now the Department of Labour, over the years.The membership is calling on the Minister within the Social Protection Ministry with responsibility for Labour, Honourable Keith Scott to address the issues with the authority vested in him at the soonest.Workers of this country must not be taken advantage of.Regards,Harold ShepherdPresidentGPTWUlast_img read more

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Team Tardi play-off bound at World Junior Curling Championships

first_imgOn February 20, Team Tardi would move on to face China for game six of the Round Robin. Tardi would take a strong lead and managed to win 6-2 over China.Then in the afternoon, Team Tardi would take on Germany for game seven.After some close competition, Tardi went on to beat Germany 8-6.On February 21, Team Tardi would, once again, face Sweden for game eight of the Round Robin.This time, Tardi managed to beat Sweden 9-5. This win would qualify Team Tardi for the semi-finals.Advertisement LIVERPOOL, N.S. – Sterling Middleton and his Team, Team Tardi, have managed to secure a spot in the playoffs at the World Junior Curling Championships.Team Tardi is representing Canada and started the Championship Round Robin, on February 16, with a game against the USA.This was a close round as it was neck-and-neck throughout. In the end, Team Tardi fell 8-7 to the USA.- Advertisement -On February 17, for game two, Team Tardi would face Norway.Tardi managed to win this round 6-4 over Norway.Then on February 18, Tardi took on Switzerland for game three.Advertisement Team Tardi handily swept Switzerland 8-3.Game four, on February 19, proved to be tricky as they faced Sweden.Tardi couldn’t maintain the lead despite picking up the first end. This game would result in a loss of 9-3 to Sweden.Later on in the day, Team Tardi would rebound as they played against Italy. Tardi managed to beat Italy 10-3.Advertisementcenter_img This morning, February 22, Team Tardi faced New Zealand for game nine of the Round Robin.Tardi managed to sweep this game 12-1 over New Zealand.Tonight, February 22, Team Tardi will be facing Norway for the semi-finals.Currently, in the standings, Team Tardi is sitting in second at 7-2, with Scotland in first at 9-0.You can watch Team Tardi face Norway in the semi-finals tonight at 7:30 p.m. MST on World Curling TV.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Protesters set to march again

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! City officials are gearing up for a possible repeat of last year’s immigration-rights march, when an estimated 400,000 people took to the streets, bringing downtown Los Angeles to a near standstill. Tuesday’s May 1 action, dubbed The Great American Boycott II, will again include a call to boycott work, school and businesses, as well as a march through downtown L.A. City officials said they’re anticipating a large crowd that could significantly tie up traffic. “We’re talking, maybe, several hundred thousand,” said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Lee Sands. “I would suggest to anyone that doesn’t have business in those affected areas to avoid it.” The city will deploy an undisclosed number of police officers as well as 100 traffic officers and 55 engineers in and around the march route and assembly and rally sites. The affected area is bordered by Cesar Chavez Avenue to the north, Washington Boulevard to the south, Alameda Street to the east and Washington Boulevard to the west. Officials expect a slowdown and possible disruption to DASH Downtown and Commuter Express bus services. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation “will be working closely with LAPD to keep traffic moving in the downtown area and to keep our (buses) running as efficiently as possible under the circumstances,” said Gloria J. Jeff, LADOT general manager. Officials anticipate possible closures of several nearby off-ramps to the Hollywood and Harbor freeways. Temporary no-parking restrictions will apply to the marching route as well as detour streets. Last year’s march and boycott, regarded as a reaction to legislation that would have made it a felony to enter the United States illegally, resulted in millions of immigrant-rights supporters taking to the street, boycotting work and businesses and sparking a national debate. For information on altered May 1 DASH downtown or Commuter Express routes, go to www.ladottransit.com or call (213) 808-2273. — Rick Coca, (818) 713-3329rick.coca@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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COMMUNITY NOTICE: LIFFORD RESOURCE CENTRE LAUNCH CAMERA CLUB

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource Centre Community Notices:Car Boot Sale. The Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre are hosting their own Car Boot Sale facility here in the Centre Car Park starting, Saturday, April 25th. For further information please contact the centre on 074 91 41773.Camera Club: If anyone at any level of experience from complete beginner to the advanced seasoned photographer is interested in joining this new club, please leave your name and number at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre reception if interested. We will meet for 2 hours at Lifford/Clonleigh Centre once a month where we will have regular speakers, camera knowledge sessions, organised field trips and more. Over 18s only. Start date: Tuesday 31st March, 7pm to 9pm, €3.Grow Your Own. Six week course starting on Tuesday 14th of April from 11am to 1pm. Learn about: Preparing your ground, seed sowing, plant cutting, crop rotation, planting containers/hanging baskets and growing without pesticides. This is all towards saving money, healthy diet as well as a bit of exercise. Cost €20. Contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre with your details.Crochet Classes: Wednesday nights from 7.45pm to 9.30pm at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre. Everybody welcome. Parents Plus: Supporting Parents. Do you have a child/children aged 6-11 years old? Does it ever feel like World War 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get down to homework or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up becoming more frustrated when they just won’t listen? Do you ever just feel at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t)?St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre in conjunction with the Child and Family Agency are offering parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more cooperative and keep rules, help them learn and reach their full potential, and manage difficult behaviour.Running from 10:30-12:30 every Tuesday morning starting Tuesday, 24th February, for 8 weeks.Book Club: Do You Love Reading?Do you want to meet people with the same interests as you? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre.Contact 074 91 41773 for further information!Men Sheds. Free courses and training.Health and Safety (Safe Pass). Carpentry (Basic Skills).Telephone Reception on 074 91 41773.Email: mensshedslifford@yahoo.co.uk.BLOSSOMS: Blossoms charity shop is open Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 1pm. We would also like you to donate any old items such as books, clothes etc. We are looking for summer clothing.COMMUNITY NOTICE: LIFFORD RESOURCE CENTRE LAUNCH CAMERA CLUB was last modified: April 10th, 2015 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:Community NoticeFeaturesLiford Resource CentrenewsNoticeslast_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: EVOLVE MENSWEAR LOOKING TO RECRUIT MORE STAFF

first_imgJOB VACANCY: Evolve Menswear are looking to recruit a Stock Room Assistant to join their hard-working and dynamic team.Requirement in order to be successful are:You must be computer literate/.A hard worker, team player, flexible and be willing to work weekends.Have strong communication skills. SStrong organisational skills are essential for this position. You will be required to demonstrate an understanding of health and safety and manual handling guidelines which you will apply when climbing ladders or lifting heavy items. An interest in fashion would be an advantage.Please send your CV to info@evolvemenswear.ie Closing date is April 20th.JOB VACANCY: EVOLVE MENSWEAR LOOKING TO RECRUIT MORE STAFF was last modified: April 13th, 2015 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:EvolveJob VacancyjobsnewsStore Room Assistantlast_img read more

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Fiorentina hosts Napoli in Serie A opening weekend headline fixture

first_img Tags: Italian Serie Atop Parma vs JuventusStadio Ennio Tardini, ParmaSaturday, 24-08-2019 @7pmSerie A makes its long-awaited return with a true nostalgic clash, but Maurizio Sarri is unlikely to be on the Juventus bench against Parma.The new Bianconeri boss is suffering from pneumonia and still undergoing treatment, but has been keeping up to date with the squad’s training sessions via a video link and his trusted staff. It’s one of a few areas of uncertainty for a revamped squad with completely different tactical approach to the eight years under Antonio Conte and Max Allegri. Sarri has always taken a while to get going with new teams, so not even being there in person will only stall his progress further.This is a fixture that had many thrilling encounters from the past, including the 1994-1995 campaign, when the clubs went head to head on three fronts, including the UEFA Cup Final.The hosts have already kicked off their season, having beaten Venezia in the Coppa Italia last week, while La Vecchia Signora will be looking to start their pursuit of a record-extending ninth straight Scudetto with a victory in Emilia-Romagna.Parma have added a few pieces so far in their summer mercato, with Andrea Adorante at €5m from Inter being their biggest investment. However so far in pre-season and in the cup game last week, Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Brugman has been a pillar in Coach Roberto D’Aversa’s team already. Speedy winger Yann Karamoh is also one to look out for this coming campaign.Whilst Juve have added in demand centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and even brought back goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, their sales can be seen as head scratchers. Allowing right-back Joao Cancelo and striker Moise Kean to leave brought in much-needed cash, but a willingness to ship Paulo Dybala around Europe has been a bone of contention for many Juventini.Parma were the ultimate counter-attack specialists last season and that is probably still the case, albeit with a slightly more expansive style this time around. Karamoh and Gervinho guarantee pace to turn teams over quickly, while Roberto Inglese – back permanently now after his loan from Napoli – is unbeatable in the air.We could very well see an entertaining score draw on Saturday afternoon. Leonardo Bonucci is expected to get the nod alongside Giorgio Chiellini rather than throw Matthijs de Ligt in for his Serie A debut from the start, while Douglas Costa is preferred to Federico Bernardeschi. Cristiano Ronaldo has fully recovered from his muscular issues.Juraj Kucka is in doubt for the hosts, so Gaston Brugman or Alberto Grassi could step in. Karamoh is a more attacking choice than Luca Siligardi and should be fascinating on the same flank as Ronaldo and Alex Sandro.Juve have played Parma in the opening Serie A round three times and won all of them in 1990-91, 2011-12 and 2012-13.Fiorentina vs NapoliStadio Artemio Franchi, FlorenceSaturday, 24-08-2019 @9:45pmFiorentina are recharged under new ownership and they are going to need full power as they welcome Scudetto contenders Napoli.Last season is one to forget for La Viola, as they barely survived the relegation dogfight. It’s time to look ahead for Vincenzo Montella and his men, who have revamped the squad and have new President Rocco Commisso with ambitious plans.They will dive headfirst into a real battle against Carlo Ancelotti’s fearsome Napoli, where one point would be a good deal for the home team. However, optimism should be the outlook, as a new owner and new players signify new dawn for the Tuscan team, and they should go straight for the jugular. A good result would be a tonic for the young squad.Veteran superstar Franck Ribery has arrived just in time for Serie A kick-off. Whether he will make his debut on the left flank is in doubt, but should be on the bench. Erick Pulgar was a pillar in the midfield in Bologna’s desperate surge for survival last season and is almost certain to make his debut in a Viola jersey. Returning Milan Badelj can start too, but Pol Lirola picked up an injury during the hard-fought 3-1 Coppa Italia win over Monza.Napoli will have another go at trying to beat Juventus to the Scudetto, and only three points will be acceptable for the Partenopei. They have very bad memories of this stadium, as a 3-0 loss here with Kalidou Koulibaly’s early dismissal proved the turning point in the title race two years ago.A key signing has already been made in Kostas Manolas, brought in from Roma to unite with Koulibaly. Napoli, on paper at least, boast one of the strongest central defensive partnerships in football.Fiorentina went nine games straight without finding the net at the end of last season and struggled badly to break down Serie C side Monza in the Coppa Italia. Giovanni Simeone has fallen out of favour and Kevin-Prince Boateng is rusty after six months on the Barcelona bench.Cristiano Biraghi is unlikely to feature amid negotiations for a move to Inter, leaving only inexperienced Lorenzo Venuti.Arkadiusz Milik is not fully fit, so Dries Mertens should lead the way with support from Lorenzo Insigne, Piotr Zielinski and Jose Callejon. Hirving Lozano only arrived from PSV Eindhoven midweek, so might not even be on the bench.This is the fourth time Napoli pay a visit to the Artemio Franchi on opening day. They lost the first attempt in 1950, followed by two victories and a 1-1 draw, most recently in 2010.Udinese vs AC MilanDacia Arena, UdineSunday, 25-08-2019 @7pmMarco Giampaolo is the new Coach of Milan, but the line-up against Udinese should look pretty familiar.The Rossoneri seem unlikely to have many summer signings in the starting XI, as Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic and Leo Duarte all arrived quite late to the party. The only one who might push his way in is Rafael Leao in place of transfer-listed Samu Castillejo, as their brief pre-season friendly test showed a good rapport with Krzysztof Piatek.Suso is a mainstay in the Milan side, but has been revamped as a trequartista in Giampaolo’s 4-3-1-2 formation. Mattia Caldara and Theo Hernandez are injured, with Franck Kessie some way off match fitness.For Udinese, it seems like it’ll be another season-long struggle to avoid relegation. Rodrigo De Paul and Seko Fofana, two of their more influential players, appear to be on the way out to Fiorentina and Atalanta respectively, with no new signings to replace them in sight.That’s in the future, though, as it’s likely both will still be available for this opening fixture, joining Ignacio Pussetto in support of Kevin Lasagna. Sebastien De Maio is on the treatment table, with Hidde Ter-Avest and Giuseppe Pezzella also in doubt, so Becao could get his debut.These sides met in the opening Serie A round on four occasions, resulting in a Milan victory and three consecutive stalemates.Cagliari vs BresciaSerdegna Arena, CagliariSunday, 25-08-2019 @9:45pmCagliari and Brescia have invested heavily and hope to challenge for mid-table more than just Serie A safety this season.The Rondinelle topped Serie B last term, gaining promotion under Eugenio Corini’s first year in charge, but will have to hope that their sensational signing Mario Balotelli will indeed be crucial in their pursuit for safety, although the 29-year-old will be sitting out a ban for the first four matches.The Sardinians had an active transfer campaign, fueled primarily by the sale of promising talent Nicolò Barella, which allowed a homecoming for Inter outcast Radja Nainggolan, return for Luca Pellegrini, on loan from Juventus, plus Marko Rog (suspended for this game) and Nahitan Nandez in midfield.The club was wise to stick with Coach Rolando Maran, putting at his disposal an exciting team that will undoubtedly produce many surprises this season, while also giving continuity to a project started years ago.Fresh from a 2-1 victory against Chievo in the Coppa Italia qualifiers, Cagliari will probably field the same 4-3-1-2 formation, with Nandez, Nainggolan and Artur Ionita in the middle of the park, a trequartista role for Valter Birsa behind experienced duo Joao Pedro and Leonardo Pavoletti. Rafael is set to replace first-choice goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, who will be out for two months due to a shoulder injury.Brescia are expected to deploy a similar formation, with Alfredo Donnarumma and Ernesto Torregrossa leading the attack, while 19-year-old sensation Sandro Tonali will be handed creative duties in a deep-lying playmaker position. Mario Balotelli and Ales Mateju sit out bans, while ex-Cagliari captain Daniele Dessena and Emanuele Ndoj are unavailable due to injury.These sides have met 18 times in Serie A and only shared the spoils twice, but they haven’t met in the top flight since April 2011.Hellas Verona vs BolognaStadio Marc’Antonio Bentagodi, VeronaSunday, 25-08-2019 @9:45pmHellas Verona have stuttered in pre-season and host an ambitious Bologna, but both Coaches are absent for very different reasons.Neither tactician will be on the bench at the Stadio Bentegodi for this season opener. Verona boss Ivan Juric is suspended, making way for assistant Matteo Paro, who followed him from the latest spell at Genoa. Sinisa Mihajlovic will watch on from his hospital bed, as he has done throughout the summer via live-streaming technology, as he undergoes chemotherapy for leukaemia. Trusty assistant Miroslav Tanjga is keeping the bench warm for him until he is well enough to return, but Bologna are at pains to point out Mihajlovic absolutely remains the Coach, giving instructions and wall-shaking team talks remotely.The Rossoblu surged up the standings once Mihajlovic took over from Pippo Inzaghi last season, going from relegation favourites to comfortable mid-table success story thanks to nine wins, three draws and five losses. They invested heavily this summer with Takehiro Tomiyasu, Stefano Denswil, Jerdy Schouten, Andreas Skov Olsen and the confirmation of players previously on loan like Riccardo Orsolini, Nicola Sansone and Roberto Soriano.Blerim Dzemaili and Schouten are on the treatment table, with Orsolini recovering from a shoulder injury. Mattia Destro and Federico Santander are battling for the centre-forward role, supported by evergreen Rodrigo Palacio. They started the campaign on the right foot, flattening Pisa 3-0 in the Coppa Italia with Andrea Poli, Orsolini and Palacio on target.Verona already crashed out of the Coppa Italia last week, losing 2-1 to Cremonese in extra time. It does not bode well for a side that must be among the favourites to drop straight back down.Luigi Vitale and Samuele Di Carmine are suspended for this season opener, with Emmanuel Badu undergoing treatment for a pulmonary embolism, which could’ve been extremely serious if not spotted so quickly. Veteran defender Salvatore Bocchetti is carrying a knee injury.Verona have won just one of their nine Serie A season openers as a newly-promoted side, drawing one and losing the other seven.Roma vs GenoaStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 25-08-2019 @9:45pmBoth Roma and Genoa enter the 2019-20 Serie A season hoping to redeem themselves under new Coaches after poor campaigns.The Giallorossi finished sixth last year and were only granted automatic qualification for the Europa League due to Milan’s issues with Financial Fair Play. The Grifone, on the other hand, left it to the last match of the season to escape relegation and remain in Serie A purely thanks to their head-to-head record with Empoli.In the wake of their worst league finish since the 2012-13 season (in which they also came sixth), Roma brought in a slew of replacements all across the board. Gianluca Petrachi came in to replace Monchi as the new sporting director, Paulo Fonseca took up the managerial role following Claudio Ranieri’s return to the club as caretaker manager, and the additions of Pau Lopez, Leonardo Spinazzola, Amadou Diawara and more speak volumes to the direction the club wants to head toward.Like Roma, Genoa also brought in a new Coach and players following their disappointing season. The nine-time Serie A winners were on the brink of relegation and seemed set for the drop, but a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina on the final matchday saw them remain in Italy’s top flight.Former Empoli and Roma boss Aurelio Andreazzoli came in to replace Cesare Prandelli, and Lasse Schöne was their marquee signing from Ajax. Andrea Favilli, Stefano Sturaro and Ionut Radu remain, so there is a lot of promise surrounding this Genoa side. The only direction for Genoa is up, so expect them to come out determined to start things off on the right foot.Spinazzola is out injured and likely to miss the Rome Derby too, so Alessandro Florenzi and Jesus Kolarov should act as full-backs. Diego Perotti impressed in pre-season and Nicolò Zaniolo can take on a trequartista role.Genoa have both Marko Pajac and Kevin Agudelo suspended, while Riccardo Saponara and Sturaro are on the treatment table. Christian Kouame hopes to use his pace against the ageing Roma back-line.Considering the strength of both sides, as well as Roma’s outstanding home record against Genoa, it’s hard to go against the Giallorossi edging the visitors out here.Roma have won the last 13 league matches at the Stadio Olimpico against Genoa, which is their longest active home winning streak against any current Serie A side.Sampdoria vs LazioStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, GenoaSunday, 25-08-2019 @9:45pmLazio await injury updates for this very tricky trip to Sampdoria, which will feel like a derby for Eusebio Di Francesco.The former Roma Coach was sacked just days after a heavy defeat to Simone Inzaghi’s men back in March, so has extra motivation to make a good impression on his Serie A debut with the Blucerchiati.Samp have already played one competitive match, a hard-fought 3-1 Coppa Italia victory away to Crotone on August 18, coming back from a goal down. Fabio Quagliarella converted a penalty in that tie and is hoping to carry on where he left off last season, as Capocannoniere. Gonzalo Maroni also found the net, before he was stretchered off with a badly-sprained ankle. The Argentine is therefore expected to miss out, along with suspended Fabio Depaoli, while Gaston Ramirez and Gianluca Caprari are favourites to start rather than Manolo Gabbiadini.Lazio have to wait on injuries too, as Manuel Lazzari could remarkably start just days after fracturing a metacarpal bone in his hand. The former SPAL star had surgery to stabilise it and insists he has no problems playing with a protective cast, having already fractured his wrist some time ago.Lucas Leiva and Felipe Caicedo are major doubts with muscular concerns, while Jony Rodriguez is still waiting for his international transfer to come through following Malaga’s legal action. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic seems to have recovered and is fit to start in midfield with Denis Vavro tipped for a defensive spot.Lazio won the Coppa Italia and therefore qualified for the Europa League, but lost focus in Serie A and finished just one place above Samp in the final standings. Inzaghi had his men more concentrated during the summer, winning all their friendlies against the likes of Bournemouth and Celta Vigo.Lazio have won 11 of their last 15 Serie A meetings with Sampdoria, home and away, losing only once.SPAL vs AtalantaStadio Paolo Mazza, FerraraSunday, 25-08-2019 @9:45pmAtalanta made history last season with a third-place finish, but have it all to do again with this trip to Andrea Petagna’s SPAL.The Bergamaschi are coming back energized and confident following the most successful campaign in the club’s history. Not only did they reach the Coppa Italia Final, but also qualified for the Champions League, ending the season ahead of Inter, Milan and Roma.Gian Piero Gasperini’s men make the trip to the Stadio Paolo Mazza, a ground which has proven difficult in the past, with the hopes of starting the new campaign with the full three points. La Dea are coming off an eventful pre-season in which they played five friendlies, losing three and winning two.Coming into the year certain of Champions League football, Atalanta have added to their arsenal of players, including Luis Muriel, Martin Skrtel and Ruslan Malinovskyi to help compete at a higher level. However, Josip Ilicic and goalkeeper Marco Sportiello are suspended for this opening weekend in Serie A, while Timothy Castagne is out injured.SPAL on the other hand are coming into this match enthusiastic to start the season on the right foot and give their home fans a well-deserved show. The men from Ferrara finished last term in 13th position, and despite the loss of star player Manuel Lazzari to Lazio, will be aiming to finish even higher this year.The style of Coach Leonardo Semplici is not unlike Gasperini, as both focus on attacking and entertaining football built around a three-man defence. Andrea Petagna experienced both, as he left Atalanta for SPAL and enjoyed the most prolific season of his career.The Spallini have already played a competitive game last week, beating Serie C side Feralpisalò3-1 in the Coppa Italia, despite going behind within 60 seconds of that tie.The Biancazzurri will have to live without Algerian international Mohamed Fares on the wing, as he will be sidelined for several months with a serious knee injury, but will be energized by the introduction of new boys Marco D’Alessandro (on loan from Atalanta) and Federico Di Francesco.Atalanta have lost the first game of the season more than any other team in Serie A, with 27 losses. Their only previous Week 1 encounter with SPAL ended 0-0 in 1954.Torino vs SassuoloStadio Olimpico Grande Torino, TorinoSunday, 25-08-2019 @9:45pmAfter a 3-2 home defeat to Wolves in their Europa League play-off, Torino will have to refocus as they welcome Sassuolo for their Serie A season opener.The Granata will be bitterly disappointed with that result, as it leaves them with a mountain to climb ahead of the return leg in England next week, as coming back from conceding three away goals to a team like Wolves is not a situation they wanted to find themselves in.There will be little time to lick their wounds, however. As Torino are certainly well aware, Sassuolo have built their reputation on causing all sorts of trouble for the bigger teams in Serie A since they burst onto the scene in 2013, and if they have been able to beat the likes of Juventus, Inter and Milan, then a smaller outfit like the Granata would be no exception for the plucky Neroverdi.Over the summer, they’ve added players like West Ham’s Pedro Obiang, himself no stranger to Serie A having spent time with Sampdoria in the past, and experienced striker Francesco Caputo, who valiantly attempted to keep Empoli afloat in the top flight last season with his goal-scoring efforts.Domenico Berardi and Francesco Magnanelli sit out bans, with Alfred Duncan and Filip Djuricic injured. That means Jeremie Boga and Caputo should be joined by Enrico Brignola in the trident attack.Torino, meanwhile, will few real options for squad rotation even if they wanted to, as Iago Falque, Simone Edera, Vittorio Parigini and Lyanco are on the treatment table. Alex Berenguer and Soualiho Meite were particularly poor against Wolves, while Ola Aina should get his first start of the season in place of Cristian Ansaldi.Walter Mazzarri has never lost to Sassuolo as a Coach, drawing two and winning four, including two different 7-0 results for Inter.Inte Milan vs LecceStadio, Guiseppe Meazza, MilanMonday, 26-08-2019 @9:45pmAntonio Conte makes his Inter debut by welcoming his hometown club Lecce to San Siro on Monday evening.The Nerazzurri have changed both personnel and Coach since scraping into fourth place on the final day of last season.Antonio Conte replaced Luciano Spalletti and reunited with his former Juventus director of sport Beppe Marotta and they have gone about their business in trying to build a competitive team.Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku arrived from Manchester United for around €65m plus €13m in possible bonuses and will be expected to fire in the goals that former captain Mauro Icardi used to score. The Argentine hitman is still refusing to leave the club and won’t feature in this game, despite his threats to remain in Milan and fight his way back into the side. He’ll be supported by Lautaro Martinez, fresh from an impressive Copa America performance.The Beneamata overhauled their midfield by bringing young Italy internationals Nicolò Barella and Stefano Sensi from Cagliari and Sassuolo respectively.Uruguayan defender Diego Godin also arrived from Atletico Madrid on a free transfer, but is unlikely to feature in this tie, as he is struggling with injury.Lecce, on the other hand, gained promotion from Serie B by finishing as runners-up to Brescia and will partake in their first top-flight campaign since the 2011-2012 season.The Giallorossi have already been in action this summer, when they beat Salernitana 4-0 in the Coppa Italia last weekend. Former Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula bagged himself a brace and will be expected to lead the line for the Southern team this year.The Salentini have also brought in defenders Luca Rossettini and Andrea Rispoli to add some much-needed Serie A experience, however, they will still be considered as one of the favourites to be relegated. Like many newly-promoted teams, they’ve made the potential mistake of transforming the squad without much time for them to gel.It will be down to Coach Fabio Liverani to mastermind the great escape by avoiding the drop, and if they can pick up anything out of this game, they will be well on their way.Expect this game to be a first test for the Nerazzurri’s title credentials and Conte will have his men prepared to hit the ground running. Sassuolo caught the Milanese outfit napping on the first day of last season by winning 1-0 at the Mapei Stadium, this year they’ll need to kickstart their campaign with a win if they are to be taken seriously as contenders.There is a growing theme in recent years, as Inter have lost two of the last three season openers. However, Lecce have never won a Serie A Week 1 fixture, managing only six draws from 15 attempts.Lecce have lost 14 of their 15 Serie A trips to Inter, the only exception being a 1-0 victory in November 2000.Comments last_img read more

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Picture Special: Cúmiscoil Chú Uladh hold student presentations day

first_imgThe student awards day was held at the Cúmú Chú Uladh, Ballinamore on the 22nd May.Over 21 different prizes were awarded between literacy, science, franchise, music, art, sports, academic excellence as well as many others.Amy Callaghan was the guest speaker at the event and she spoke to the students about the importance of mental health. Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Litearthach Gaeilge i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Brídgín Úí Cheallaigh. Dáire Ó Cearrúil, Caitríona Nic Ailín, Ben Mac Ailín, Sarah Ní Mhurchú, Ciara Nic Eiteagáin, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Hannah Ní Thuairisc, Amy Ní Ghiobúin, Odhrán Mac Fhloinn, Jemma Ní Bhrolcáin, Keelan Mac A Ghoill. Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Fraincis i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Leah Nic Aoidh.Caitríona Nic Ailín, Stíofáin Ó Gríofa, Sarah Ní Mhurchú, Mary Kate De Brún, Katie- Marie Ní Langáin, Nadia Ní Mhonagáil, Amy Ní Ghiobúin, Míchéal Mac Floinn, Keelan Mac A Ghoill.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Ealaíne i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Deirdre Ní Chnáimhsí.Cara Ní Chogaráin, Ciara Ní Mhuigh, Caolan Ó Domhnaill, Lisa Ní Gallachóir, Megan Ní Mhaolmóna, Aby Preston, Katie Ní Friel,  Rioghna Ni hOráin, Caoimhe Ní Floinn, Emma Shanky Smith, Sinéad Nic Daibhidh.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Peil Sacar i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Paul Ó Gallachóir.Luke Mac Fhloinn, Kaine Mac Floinn, Keelan Mc Ghoill, Keelan Mac Monagail, Jamie Ó Dhomhnaill, Ben Mac Ailín, Jack Mac Floinn.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Ceoil i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Caitriona Ní Solan . Cara Ní Chógaráin, Emma Nic Bhriartaigh, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Máire Ní Mháirtín, Jemma Ní Brolacháin, Joanna Ní Bhaoil, Ailish Nic Mhonagail, Caoimhe Nic Mhonagail, Aoife Ní hEiteagáin.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Peil Gaelach i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Enda Ó Mainín agus an Corn Uladh 2018 F16 Cailíní.Caoimhe Nic Floinn, Katie Ní Longa, Jack Mac Floinn, Luke Mac Floinn, Keelan Mac Monagail, Oran Mac Floinn, Caolan Mac Monagail, Sarah Deans,Danielle Nic Fhionnghaile.Daltaí a fuair aitheantais ar son cur chun cinn na Gaeilge i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Gabrielle Uí Bhaoil. Emma Ní Mháirtín, Jack mac Fhloinn, Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Cathal Ó Dochartaigh, Ódhrán Mac Fhloinn, Máire Ní Mháirtín, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Stiofán Ó Gríofa, Sorcha Ní Ghiobúin, Niall Ó Dochartaigh.Mairtín Mac Cormaic a fuair an duais le haghaidh an Teastais Sóisearacht is fear i 2017 leis an aoi-chainteoir don lá Amy Callaghan. Bhain Mairtin an Chead áit ‘Maths Eyes na hÉireann’ le déanaí.Sinéad Nic Daibhidh a fuair Gradam Gaisce Pearsanta leis a tuismitheoirí, Margaret agus Seamus, an múinteoir Fionnuala Uí Amrein, aoi-chainteoir Amy Callaghan agus an cúntóir riachtanais speisialta Patricia.Daltaí a fuair Duais Scoláire Cuidiúla i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Aoi- Chainteoir Amy Callaghan. Sorcha Ní Ghiobúin, Ciara Ní Mhuigh, Mary Kate Dé Brún, Cora Ní Lochlainn, Adam Mac Daibhid, Meabh Ní Mhuirí, Amy Ní Ghiobúin, Katelyn Ní Laifeartaigh Merritt, Leanne Nic Fhearail, Abi Preston.Daltaí a fuair Duais do Barr Feabhais Acadúil i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin.Cara Ní Chogaráin, Jack Mac Floinn, Sarah Ní Mhurchú, Grace Ní Cheallaigh, Niall Ó Dochartaigh, Luke Mac Floinn, Oran Ó Domhnaill, Danielle Nic Fhionnghaile, Muireann Ní Mhaonaigh, Katiemarie Langan, Rachel de Brún, Odhrán Mac Floinn, Micheál Mac Floinn, Kimberly Koesling, Orla Ní Bhogáin, Zoe Nic Ailín, Niamh Ní Chnáimhsí, Cathriona Ní Ghiolla Easbuig, Cearúilín Nic Meanmain.Daltaí a fuair Duais do Foirfeacht Acadúil i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin.Ailish Nic Mhonagail, Darragh Ó Cearúil, Caoimhe Nic Fhloinn, Caitlín Ní Mhairtín, Emma Ní Bhriartaigh, Ben Mac Ailín, Gráinne Ní Chuinn, Megan Nic Gaoithín, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Niall Ó Cheallaigh, Lisa Ní Gallachóir, Lisa Ní Mhórdha, Máire Ní Mháirtín, Lauren Ní Cheallacháin, Aoife Nic Eiteagáin, Mairtín Mac Cormaic, Aaron Mac Floinn, Jemma Ní Brolchain, Keelan Mac A Ghoill, Darán Dé Brún, Darragh Mac Rannacháin.Daltaí a fuair Duais, Scoláire na Bliana as na gnáth ranganna i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin, An Príomhoide Fiona Ní Chnáimhsí, agus an Aoi-Chainteoir Amy Callaghan.Ailish Nic Mhonagail, Caoimhe Nic Floinn, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Lisa Ní Mhórdha, Mairtín Mac Cormaic.Aoife Ní Mhuigh agus Aaron Mac Floinn as an 6ú bliain a bhain Scoláire na Bliana  i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin, An Príomhoide Fiona Ní Chnáimhsí, agus an Aoi-Chainteoir Amy Callaghan.Picture Special: Cúmiscoil Chú Uladh hold student presentations day was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:awardsBallinamoreCúmiscoil Chú Uladhdonegalsecondary schoollast_img read more

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Play Your Part cleaning up in Diepsloot

first_imgPlay Your Part, along with GEM Project and Miss Earth South Africa, will be in Diepsloot to clean-up Akani Primary School. (Images: Akani Foundation)Brand South Africa’s active citizenship programme, Play Your Part, has partnered with the GEM Project and Miss Earth South Africa for a clean-up campaign in Diepsloot, the densely populated township in the north of Johannesburg, this Saturday, 24 October.The campaign will be rolled out at two schools in the impoverished township, Leap Science and Maths School and Akani Primary.The campaign falls in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship. Its Play Your Part programme aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Miss Earth South Africa Carla Viktor (second from right) will also be getting her hands dirty at the clean-up at Akani Primary School. (Images: Shamin Chibba)Aims of the collaboration with GEM and Miss Earth South Africa are to encourage citizens to clean up and recycle in their communities and to become environmentally aware.Newly crowned Miss Earth South Africa Carla Viktor and runner up Jade Axon will be in Diepsloot getting their hands dirty while encouraging learners to take care of their environment.GEM, the mobile rewards app that stands for Going the Extra Mile, will also partake in the event, bringing along its army of volunteers to add some sparkle to Diepsloot.The GEM app, which was developed in conjunction with Play Your Part, rewards volunteers for their good deeds. Volunteers can choose to participate in any campaign listed in the app. Once the good deed is done, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, termed “a GEM”, which can be converted into a number of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.To join through the GEM app, follow these steps:Download GEM via USSD by dialling *120*GEM1#; or,Download the GEM app from App Store or Google Play.Sign in to see volunteering opportunities in your area.Select the Diepsloot clean-up taking place on Saturday, 24 October.Details for the clean-up are as follows:Time: 09h00-12h00Venue: Leap Science and Maths School and Akani Primary School, Akani Centre, Bophelang, Diepsloot West, Extension 4 (both are on the same street)RSVP: Please confirm you attendance with Boitumelo Mpete on boitumelom@brandsouthafrica.comFor more information or to set up interviews, contact:Boitumelo MpeteTel: +27 11 712 5007Mobile: +27 (0) 82 358 9047Email: boitumelom@brandsouthafrica.comVisit: www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

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No strength required, just ingenuity 2 — Geocache of the Week

first_imgLocation:Ohio, United StatesN 39° 46.645 W 084° 03.946 Mystery CacheGC11AT5by PZ Dude No strength required, just ingenuity 2 — Geocache of the WeekThe cache is located at the top of the Wright State University sign. Seems simple enough, right? Just climb up, grab the cache, and be done with it. But here’s the catch: climbing the structure is not allowed. Plus, judging from the gallery, you may want to bring your friends — lots and lots of friends — for this Geocache of the Week.Bring your friends for this cacheThe cache description readsThis is going to be a little different than the kind of cache you’re accustomed to searching for. Completion requires no strength, just a lot of thought and ingenuity. You might also need to bring your bag of geostuff. I placed this cache with my feet firmly planted on the ground. Please do not climb, dig, turn over, poke or prod anything. Don’t bother the lights, it’s not there. You will be searching for a decon container hidden in plain sight.Cache owner PZ Dude is the proud owner who drives past this location 4-5 times a week, giving him a big smile. But with great power comes great responsibility, as this cache is 75 feet (23 meters) up and according to him, “…a pain the A double snakes to get back up on top of the sign.”Teamwork makes the dream workPZ Dude says he’s seen a dozen ways to attempt this cache: ropes, strings, kites, slingshots, regular tennis balls, weighted tennis balls, dog ball launcher, water balloon cannon, fishing poles, even a lift truck.Slingshot methodAlthough Event Caches cannot be set up for the sole purpose of finding caches, on one Christmas Eve a group of a dozen intrepid geocachers got together and finally logged this smiley. Many others came along for a good chuckle, to offer pointers, and hand out mugs of hot chocolate.Werqin’ it!Need a spoiler? With blessings from the cache owner, check out this 30-second video hosted by Tom Hanks that actually shows the cache at about the 10-second mark. This well-known cache was originally owned by Steve of stevensheri (who sadly passed away in 2012) then taken over by Slammer47 who subsequently moved away from the area. His cache was approved by the Chief of Police and the Head of Grounds Maintenance at Wright State University. A big THANK YOU goes out to them.In the words of the original cache owner, “Take your time and work it out. When it’s signed and back in place, love it or hate it, you’ll never forget it.”Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Difficulty:4Terrain:1.5 SharePrint RelatedWho’s Watching You!!! GC15KNG GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 30, 2012January 30, 2012In “Community”Nargö — Geocache of the WeekMay 10, 2017In “Community”High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

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