Unlikely France favourite Sissoko pleads World Cup case

first_imgHe played 16 times for France in 2016, but only three times the following year after his transfer from Newcastle to Spurs.“It’s the coach’s choice and you just have to take it,” Sissoko told AFP in from the Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois, where Sissoko was attending a youth tournament.“I had a difficult start to last season at Tottenham due to a late transfer and not getting in much training.“This season it’s much better, I’ve played a lot, successive matches. We’re well placed in the league, we’re still in the Champions League.“It’s going to be an interesting run in, with lots to go for.“I’m doing to do everything I can to achieve them and hopefully book a ticket to Russia.”He added: “It is the biggest competition there is for a sportsman, it’s unique. I was lucky enough to go to one in the footballing country that is Brazil. It went very well and I hope I’ll be lucky enough to relive a World Cup this year.”France handler Deschamps is known to like collectively-minded players with a strong attention to the small details, and Sissoko has earned a reputation as being one of his favourites.“I’ve heard it said a lot,” admitted Sissoko, whose coaches often praise his box-to-box style and the balance it brings.“But honestly I don’t pay attention. I just try and do my job. The boss makes the decisions.”Deschamps has plenty of talented players to choose from in midfield with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba or Blaise Matuidi of Juventus all providing competition for Sissoko.And since Euro 2016, two other young midfielder’s in PSG’s Adrien Rabiot and Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso have staked their claims.“It’s very healthy competition. There’s going to be a very strong France team,” said Sissoko.“The more good players we have, the further we’ll go into the competition.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko faces a battle to make France’s World Cup squad © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKPARIS, France, Feb 18 – A regular for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham this season, midfielder Moussa Sissoko is however fighting for a place in Didier Deschamps France plans for the World Cup in Russia.As a fans’ favourite the 28-year-old from a tough Parisian suburb heard his name ring out in stadiums across France during Euro 2016, but after a transfer and tricky first season at Tottenham, his star seemed on the wane.last_img read more

Weird Weather: Video captures strange formation in clouds

first_imgA video captured by Kathleen McLaughlin shows a small twister forming between clouds.The video was taken at noon today, and seemed to be in the direction of Muff/Quigley’s Point.Kathleen was just over the border getting her car washed, when she saw the strange formation in the clouds. Video Playerhttps://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/video-1475322915.mp400:0000:0000:12Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Weird Weather: Video captures strange formation in clouds was last modified: October 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cyclonemuffquigleys pointTWISTERweatherweird weatherlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS DEFEATED BY BURT IN LEAGUE OPENER

first_imgRed Hughs GAA News: Senior MenThe lads kicked off their season with an away trip to Burt on Sunday. The game was played in very difficult conditions with strong winds and heavy showers to contend with.The lads got off to a good start and lead by 2 points to no score after 10 minutes. The home side then got on the scoreboard to reduce the gap to a single point.The Reds added another point before the Burt lads scored the only goal of the game to put them two in front.The lads rallied and finished the half strong scoring two unanswered points to go in at the break one point up. 0-5 to 1-1 With the Burt lads now playing with the strong wind on their backs for the second half. They used the wind to their full advantage and scored 2 point to take the lead. The Red Hugh’s lads had a really tough task and were finding shooting into the strong wind very difficult and registered a number of wides. Burt tagged on another three points before Calvin Bradley got the Reds only point of the second half and the last score of the game. The final score was Red Hughs 0-6 Burt 1-6ReservesThe reserves also played Burt in their first game of their season. Low on numbers they due to work commitments etc the lads started the game well and were taking the game to the Burt lads with the score at 2 points each after 10 minutes. Two bad and very costly defensive errors seen the Burt men scoring 2 goals to give them a real boost. But the lads to their credit never gave up and kept battling away. The home side played with the strong wind in the first half and took full advantage of it and put up a score of 2-10 to Red Hughs 0-2 at the interval.With a mountain to climb in the second half the Red Hughs boys chipped away at the Burt lead and out scored the home side 1-5 to 1-0 in the second half. Unfortunately the gap proved too big to overcome before the final whistle. The lads can be happy with their second half performance and take some positives from it. The final score was Red Hughs 1-7 Burt 3-10The lads now face another away trip this weekend this time to Downings. Reserves throw in at 4.00pm and seniors throw in at 5.30pm Minor BoysThe minor lads host Glenfin this Tuesday evening at Pairc Aodh Rua with a 6.30 throw in. Come out and cheer the lads on.Under 16 BoysThe lads training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm. Their next game is away to Letterkenny Gaels this Friday the throw in 12 noon. Under 14 BoysTraining continues for the boys on Fridays from 7-8pmUnder 12 & u-14 Girls​Training for the girls has now changed to a Wednesday from 6.15 to 7.15pmSaturday Morning CoachingRed Hughs underage training on Saturday mornings from 11am to12noon. This will be for all boys and girls from u6s up to u10s and u12 boys. This year we will be collecting €2 per child and no more than €5 per family for the use of the facilities to train. This money will go straight back into the underage training funds.Any parent/guardian that may be willing to help out on Saturday mornings please don’t hesitate to contact any of the coaches on the morning of the training.​Ceile DancingThe Ceile dancing continues every Tuesday at 8pm in the club house . Everyone welcome​Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers drawn were 2,6,1,8,7,4,5,3​2 Winners matched 3 numbers and receives €25 eachMicheal Mc Menamin Dreenan & Patsy Byrne BelaltNext weeks jackpot is €5,100Number 93 Jean Doherty Mullaghaneary wins €100Thanks to everyone for your continued supportOther NewsClub MeetingThe monthly club meeting is on this Wednesday the 1st of April in the clubhouse. Future development of the club grounds is top of the agenda. Please make a big effort to attend this very important meeting.Well DoneIt was a very proud day for Red Hugh’s underage girls.We had four girls and a coach involved with Donegal U14 League team who played Down in Muff on Saturday were very unlucky with the result.Next game away to Antrim in two weeks time. Well done to coach Sabrina White players Nicola Callaghan,Zara Gibson,Aimee Callaghan and Maddison White who got herself on the score sheet with a few points. Keep up the good work everyone.Sympathy​The club extends their sympathy to the Family of Fred Gallen Meenreagh and Lizzie Bradley Ballinaman on their recent bereavements may they rest in peace.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS DEFEATED BY BURT IN LEAGUE OPENER was last modified: March 31st, 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op to receive share of €697,074 investment

first_imgDonegal based Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op is one of 47 FLAG North projects to receive a share in the €697,074 investment under Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) Strategy.Bord Iascaigh Mhara announced details of the investment.Jim O’Toole, CEO of BIM said that the FLAG Programme would continue “to promote sustainable growth in the local economies of Irish coastal towns and villages and provide a significant boost to these important communities.” He added that, “by 2020, the FLAG Programme will have invested up to €12 million in Ireland’s coastal communities, providing jobs, and exciting opportunities to men and women who live along Ireland’s coastline.”More than 400 applications have been made to the FLAG programme this year. All applications were reviewed by individual FLAG Boards in each of the seven FLAG regions throughout Ireland.Projects must be able to demonstrate a clear link to coastal community rejuvenation, enterprise, innovation, job creation and skills enhancement across the fishing, aquaculture and maritime industries.Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op is one of 47 FLAG North based coastal projects that successfully applied for FLAG funding this year, and features in a new BIM video campaign to raise awareness of FLAG. FLAG funding has allowed Malin Head Co-Op, which was founded in 1991, to invest in holding tanks for lobster and crab for their fishermen.The Co-Op has also embraced BIM’s lobster v-notching scheme, an initiative that encourages fishermen to v-notch female lobsters allowing for easier identification and subsequent return to sea to breed. 31,000 lobsters were v notched in 2017, 3,500 of which were done by Malin Head Co-Op.The FLAG programme is co funded by the Irish Government and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, administers the programme which will deliver a total of €12 million in funding to Ireland’s coastal communities over the 2014-2020 period.Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-Op to receive share of €697,074 investment was last modified: July 24th, 2018 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:donegalfundingMalin Head Fishermen’s Co-Oplast_img read more

Khris Davis slugs late slam, but A’s fall to Rays

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The A’s nearly wrecked the Rays bullpenning strategy, but even a grand slam was too little, too late.After getting shut down by five different Rays pitchers through eight innings, Khris Davis injected life into the A’s bench as he demolished a hanging slider from Sergio Romo for a grand slam to bring the A’s within one run. But the A’s still fell 5-4, failing to gain ground on the New York …last_img

Take a Walk in the Biodiversity Park

first_imgA walk in the park is good for your spirit.  That much we already knew.  Researchers at the University of Sheffield now claim, though, that the more biodiversity in the park, the better: “Dr Richard Fuller and colleagues from the University’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, and De Montfort University in Leicester, have been able to show that biologically complex surroundings appear to enhance a person’s well-being more than those spaces less rich in species.”Urban planners and city citizens should place value on preserving open space near town, accessible to people.  The most biodiverse parks of all are the natural ones.  An urban park with all oaks and grass is better than nothing, but how about trying one with dozens of species of trees and herbaceous plants and a variety of birds and wild animals?  (picture 1, picture 2 picture 3)  See what effect it has on your sense of well-being.  Think of it as a science project.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Local Motors unveils 3D printed autonomous car with drone

first_imgAmanda Razani Engineers from Local Motors have recently found a way to utilize a self-driving car, a 3D printer and a drone, all together in one amazing machine.Working directly with Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, the engineers have produced a 3D printed, autonomous vehicle that comes equipped with its own 3D printed drone. Mouser Electronics provided the autonomous software, which allows the car to navigate alone, while the passenger operates the drone.  The drone then provides video feed back to the vehicle.  This allows the driver to discover possible traffic jam areas and enjoy the scenery in the area from a unique perspective.See Also: US government says drones must now be registeredThe drone has been created as the result of a recent contest.  The contest winner, Finn Yonkers, stated that he created “fly mode” due to wanting to flip the idea of autonomy on its side.“So by introducing the element of flight, you are actually increasing the sensory experience of travel, giving you a viewpoint that’s out of context, so you’re not really inside the vehicle anymore,” he continued. You’re outside of it, and it gives you plenty of opportunities to expand on the experience.”How Local Motors can use this in the futureAccording to Local Motors, the drone has other uses too, such as playing an augmented reality game, and sending the vehicle important information.Who knows what the future will hold with this new technological breakthrough.  For now, it is certainly a cool machine for drone and autonomous car enthusiasts alike. Tags:#3D printer#Autonomous#autonomous cars#driverless cars#drone#Internet of Things#IoT#Local Motors#Self-Driving 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts last_img read more

Come clean on Parrikar’s illness: Goa Congress chief

first_imgPanaji: The Congress on Wednesday demanded that the Goa government come clean on the nature of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s illness. They said with Mr. Parrikar being in and out of hospitals in Mumbai and Goa for nearly a fortnight, the administration stands paralysed.Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, Goa Pradesh Congress Committe president Shantaram Naik said the fact that Mr. Parrikar did not delegate responsibilities of the Chief Minister’s Office or depute any of his Ministers to oversee government functioning, proves that he does not trust any Minister, either from his party or allies. “We have sympathies for Mr. Parrikar and our party has all along cooperated with the government even during the Assembly session, but the Chief Minister should be transparent about his illness. He should be true to the people of Goa who have elected him,” Mr. Naik said. He pointed out that CM holds more than 20 portfolios, which include critical ministries like Home, Mining, and Finance, among others. “With him in hospital, administration and decision-making in all these ministries has come to a standstill. The State has been effectively headless for the last 15 days,” Mr. Naik said. Mr. Parrikar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on February 15 and his office said he was being treated for “mild pancreatitis”. He came back to Goa on February 22 and presented the annual budget in the Assembly. He was admitted to GMC on Sunday due to dehydration and low BP.last_img read more

Derrick Rose signs with Minnesota, reunites with Thibodeau

first_imgPacquiao faces Matthysse Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Rose took some time off earlier this season to evaluate his options. He’s joining a Timberwolves team bidding for its first postseason trip since 2004, and entered play Thursday holding the sixth seed in a very close Western Conference race — where four games separate the eight teams from third place to 10th.He said he isn’t worried about role, and said he can fit in alongside fellow Wolves point guards Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones.“I think I can play with anybody, to tell you the truth,” Rose said. “I know the game. I’m not a selfish player. I’m not here for stats or anything like that. I just want to win and help this team and franchise win.”Rose averaged 9.8 points with the Cavaliers this season. For his career, Rose is averaging 19.2 points and 5.8 assists. Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Rose may debut as early as Thursday night, when Minnesota plays host to Boston.“The only thing I’m missing now is the opportunity,” Rose told reporters in Minnesota on Thursday. “Talking to Thibs, he sounds like he’s going to give me the opportunity, so it’s all about learning the guys and fitting in at the right time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMinnesota will be the fourth team Rose plays for, and technically his fourth franchise in the last 11 months. Rose spent his first eight NBA years in Chicago, five of those with Thibodeau as his coach. He was with New York last season and started this season with Cleveland, but appeared in only 16 games with the Cavaliers largely because of injuries.“We just thought he could help the team,” Thibodeau said. “That’s what our expectations are: come in, be a good teammate, try to help us win. … He’s been around, he’s been in a lot of games. I think he’s seen a lot of different things, he’s a familiar with what we’re doing, he’s played with some of the guys we have. So that’s a plus.” Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The Cavaliers traded the former All-Star to Utah last month as part of the massive restructuring of their team, and the Jazz waived him shortly afterward.Rose has been working out since, and this week became a father again — just three days before completing the deal with the Timberwolves, who were willing to wait for his new daughter to arrive before asking him to make the move.“I think I’m familiar with a lot of guys that’s here,” Rose said. “Just staying ready and coming here and trying to make it to the playoffs and I feel like I can help in some way.”Miami guard Dwyane Wade, who was teammates with Rose earlier this season in Cleveland, said he expected Rose and Thibodeau would reunite — and insisted the 29-year-old guard still, when healthy, can be elite.“He was the best player in training camp,” Wade said, noting that LeBron James was hurt for most of Cavs camp last fall. “It’s always been about health with D-Rose.”ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPFor Derrick Rose, what’s old is new again.Rose has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in a move that reunites the 2011 NBA MVP with three mainstays from his days in Chicago — coach Tom Thibodeau, as well as Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The Timberwolves did not release the terms, but a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the deal is for the remainder of the season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Swimming: Phelps collects 19th Olympic gold

first_img COMMENT For his relay team mates Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held, it was their first Olympic medal. August 08, 2016 Michael Phelps picked up his 19th gold medal on a second night of world records in the Olympic pool, with Katie Ledecky cruising to women’s 400 metres freestyle victory and Britain’s Adam Peaty running away with the men’s 100 breaststroke.Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom extended Saturday’s record spree in winning the 100 metres butterfly, and Peaty and Ledecky followed suit in the next two finals before the U.S. men’s team, with Phelps swimming second, took the 4×100 freestyle relay.Six swimming world records have now fallen in two days of competition, and the United States moved level with Australia on two gold medals each.Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, now has 19 golds, two silvers and two bronzes. For his relay team mates Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held, it was their first Olympic medal.London Olympics 100 freestyle champion Nathan Adrian swam the final leg for the Americans, touching first ahead of France and Australia.“On the block I thought my heart was going to explode, I was so hyped, so excited,” said Phelps, competing in his fifth Olympics.Ledecky, the rising U.S. swimming sensation, shaved 1.91 seconds off her own world record on the way to the 400m gold, the first stage of a rare treble she hopes to complete along with the 200m and 800m.“It’s pure happiness,” the 19-year-old told reporters.“I wanted the first 200 to hurt as little as possible and I really felt like I could build into it and really explode that last 50,” she added after leading the race from start to finish.“Where is everybody?”Britain’s Peaty set his second world record in consecutive days, and seemed surprised by the margin of his victory – 1.56 seconds – over defending champion Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa.“I touched the wall and looked around and thought ‘where is everybody?’ Peaty told reporters.The last British man to win an Olympic swimming gold was Adrian Moorhouse in the same event in 1988, six years before Peaty was born. On a big night for the British team, Jazz Carlin won a silver medal behind Ledecky.In the butterfly, Sjostrom became the first Swedish woman to win an Olympic gold medal, with Canada’s 16-year-old Penny Oleksiak taking silver. American Dana Vollmer, the 2012 champion, clinched bronze.“The feeling is totally crazy. I didn’t realise it was a world record,” Sjostrom said.“I knew I was the big favourite. I was under pressure, so I tried to focus on no disasters. Before the start I said to myself: ‘It’s just a pool. It’s nothing. I know what to do.'”In a reminder of the doping controversies that dogged the build-up to the Olympics, there were loud boos for Russian breaststroker Yulia Efimova and the men’s relay team.Efimova, who has served two doping suspensions, succeeded in an appeal last week against being banned from Rio.She was one of a number of Russians who argued successfully that excluding them from the Olympics would be punishing them again for the same offence.She qualified second for Monday’s 100 breaststroke final, 0.02 seconds behind Lilly King of the United States. × COMMENTS sport RELATED Video: Michael Phelps gets 19th gold medalcenter_img Michael Phelps (USA) of USA, Caeleb Dressel (USA) of USA, Nathan Adrian (USA) of USA and Ryan Held (USA) of USA pose with their gold medals in Men’s 4X100 freestyle Relay at 2016 Rio Olympics.   –  Reuters Michael Phelps (USA) of USA, Caeleb Dressel (USA) of USA, Nathan Adrian (USA) of USA and Ryan Held (USA) of USA pose with their gold medals in Men’s 4X100 freestyle Relay at 2016 Rio Olympics.   –  Reuters null SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Stronger Published onlast_img read more