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Brazil footballers remembered one year after plane crash

first_img0Shares0000Soldiers take part in a ceremony to unveil a commemorative plaque in honor of victims of the plane crash that decimated the Brazilian football team Chapecoense a year ago © AFP / Joaquin SARMIENTOLA UNION, Colombia, Nov 29 – Two army helicopters scattered flower petals over a town square Tuesday as part of sad tributes to the upstart Brazilian football team Chapecoense, most of whose players died in a plane crash exactly a year ago.La Union, the town closest to the site of the accident on a mountainside near Medellin, Colombia, hosted a commemorative ceremony. The names of the late players and team staff — members of a modest squad that was about to play in a championship game — were read aloud in the town plaza.The crash killed 71 of the 76 people aboard the plane operated by the Bolivian carrier LaMia. The team lost most of its players and coaches. Only three players survived.A probe into the crash determined the plane ran out of fuel and was overloaded.“Glory was close,” said Andres Botero, president of Atletico Nacional, the Colombian team that Chapecoense was going to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament last year.“Tragedy crushed their dream,” Botero added.A memorial plaque was unveiled in the town square as part of the remembrance activities, which were also to feature two Masses and flyover of the crash site by a Colombian air force jet.A separate memorial ceremony was planned for just after midnight in the town of Chapeco itself.The plane crash took place a year ago Tuesday Colombia time, early Wednesday Brazil time.An outpouring of tributes came from towering figures in the world of football.“Today my heart is in Chapeco,” Brazilian legend Pele wrote on Twitter. “It is a day to remember and pray for those who went to heaven too soon.”Current Brazilian star Neymar told Spanish TV, “All of us Brazilians carry them in our hearts.”On the road leading to the hill where the plane crashed — known now as Mount Chapeco — a farmer named Luis Albeiro Valencia has set up a monument erected to those killed in the tragedy.It is a wooden replica of a plane beside two brick columns. One holds tires from the landing gear of the airliner that went down, the other a deflated football.He said he was given the items in appreciation for helping with rescue operations that horrible night.Of the monument, Albeiro Valencia said: “It is to remember. So people will not forget them, because with time everyone will probably forget this hill.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Roberto Mancini to offer Yaya Toure route out of Manchester City this summer

first_imgInter Milan are determined to prise Yaya Toure away from Manchester City this summer, according to reports in Italy.The Ivorian has been linked with a move away from the Etihad at the end of the season as new manager Pep Guardiola looks to mould his squad.The midfielder already has lucrative offers from China and the Middle East, while MLS teams are also interested.However, according to Corriere dello Sport, Inter are hoping to persuade Toure to join them in the summer.The Italian club are ready to offer the 32-year-old a two-year contract, with the option of a further year if both parties wish to extend his stay.Inter boss Roberto Mancini worked with Toure during his time at Manchester City and is keen to link up with him again. Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City 1last_img read more

THE LYIT CAREER AND POSTGRAD FAIR – COULD BE JUST THE JOB!

first_imgLYIT Careers Fair, Catherine Lyster, Billy Bennett and Paul Hannigan Pic: Clive WassonDont’ miss the Careers and Postgrad Studies Fair on Monday 21 Oct 10 – 3pm if you’re looking to change career,or want to meet some recruiting employers. Admission is free and there will be lots of free advice, jobs and useful seminars.With over 60 exhibitors, you will be able to meet with a broad selection of employers, education providers, professional bodies and to find out about opportunities for working abroad. In addition to the main event, there are a selection of interesting seminars on topics such as issues to consider if working abroad, effective presentation – tricks of the trade , using Linked In in your job search, and Dress to impress for Success. (If you wish to book for these seminars, book now by emailing Brenda.hamilton@lyit.ie).There is also the CV Clinic, staffed by experts who can help you tailor your CV for whatever job you are applying to. There will be a large Jobs Wall highlighting a large range of current vacancies.For information on exhibitors and seminars, please view our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lyit.careers or check out how it helped people last year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es-xMj-_8Gc  THE LYIT CAREER AND POSTGRAD FAIR – COULD BE JUST THE JOB! was last modified: October 18th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Chelsea transfer report: Blues considering move for Juventus midfielder

first_imgChelsea are eyeing up a summer swoop for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.Blues boss Antonio Conte knows the 31-year-old from his time in charge of Juve and Italy, and now he wants to work with him again at Stamford Bridge.Marchisio has been at his boyhood club for the whole of his career, however he found his place in the team under threat last season following the arrival of Miralem Pjanic from Roma.The Bosnian’s arrival meant Marchisio started only 17 games and now, according to La Repubblica, Chelsea are trying to lure him away from Turin.Conte has prioritised signing a new central midfielder this summer as reports grow that Nemanja Matic may be shown the door.Chelsea have been interested in Marchisio for several months and there were claims they failed with a £17million bid in April. 1 Juventus and Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio is wanted by Antonio Conte last_img read more

Man spared prison after 170km/h chase in Letterkenny

first_imgA man who led Gardai on a high-speed pursuit in Letterkenny has been spared prison.James Deegan (27), of 23 Prehen Park in Derry, was given a six-month suspended sentence following the incident on October 20, 2018, described a Judge as ‘truly atrocious’. During an 11-minute pursuit, Deegan reached speeds of 170km/h and, somehow, avoided injuring or killing someone in the process.At 11pm on the night in question, Gardai observed a grey Scoda Octavia traveling at speed from the Ramelton Road to De Valera Road in Letterkenny.Sergeant Jim Collins told Letterkenny District Court that Gardai activated the lights and siren and pursued the vehicle, which ‘took off and failed to stop’.Deegan travelled at speeds of 120km/h on De Valera Road, overtaking vehicles and forcing oncoming cars to ‘swerve from his path’.At Port Road, cars again had to take evasive action, with Deegan now reaching speeds as high as 140km/h.Deegan, the court heart, swerved into two-lanes of oncoming traffic after the Polestar Roundabout after overtaking vehicles.Gardai followed Deegan onto the dual carriageway on the N14 Letterkenny-Derry road, with the defendant traveling at 160-170km/h.“The traffic unit deployed a stinger and caught the vehicle’s front tyres” Sergeant Collins said. “The vehicle continued at 160-170km/h for a number of kilometres until it began to slow down.”The front tyre of the Octavia blew out at the Manor roundabout.Three patrol cars stopped Deegan, who was arrested for dangerous driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants. €40 of cannabis, which was for the defendant’s own use, was found in the vehicle.“His actions were inexcusable,” Deegan’s solicitor, Gordon Curley, told the Court.Deegan, a 27-year-old father-of-one whose partner is expecting their second child, has been receiving treatment for lymphoma.“This was totally out of character,” Mr Curley said. “This was totally out of the blue. He is very contrite and ashamed. He has no rational explanation for his actions.”Mr Curley said his client ‘panicked’ as he was in possession of a bag of cannabis and ‘didn’t want to get caught’.Addressing the court, Deegan admitted that his actions were ‘unacceptable’.Judge Kelly said he was taking into account Deegan’s early plea, the defendant’s personal circumstances and the fact that he appeared ‘very contrite’ in court.“Fortunately, in spite of that, and no thanks to you, no-one was injured and that was a matter of pure luck,” Judge Paul Kelly said, noting that the case ‘undoubtedly warrants a custodial sentence’.Deegan was given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years on his own bond of €500, disqualified for two years and fined €500.Judge Kelly reminded Deegan of the tragic accident on Sunday night in west Donegal, in which four young men lost their lives.The Judge said Deegan could consider himself ‘extremely lucky’ to avoid a custodial sentence.Man spared prison after 170km/h chase in Letterkenny was last modified: January 30th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Gordon CurleyJames DeeganJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtSergeant Jim Collinslast_img read more

DONEGAL MARATHON ORGANISERS THANK ALL THOSE WHO MADE IT A HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgNow that the dust has settled, times have been verified, and the blisters have healed; we can reflect on what has proved to be a truly great Donegal sporting event.Despite inclement weather, it was evident that the runner’s spirit would not be beaten and the day was a massive success.The Organising Committee of the second Donegal Marathon and Half Marathon, which took place at the end of August, would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to lend their support to the ‘People’s Marathon’ whether it was to participate, organise or sponsor. First and foremost, congratulations to all of the runners and walkers who participated so valiantly on the day. Your efforts were truly admirable and inspiring in equal measure.Well done to the winners of each of the categories but in reality, you were all winners on a day that consolidated an annual sporting event that can sit proudly in the Donegal sporting calendar for many years to come.The committee would also like to commend all of the marshals, Donegal Volunteer Centre, all of the volunteers and especially the local gardai who gave of their time to ensure that the event was run in a professional manner with limited inconvenience to the general public. Thanks also to the Donegal Sports Partnership who ran Marathon Information Nights and to the venues that facilitated this.To run any type of sporting event these days, and particularly one as extensive as the Donegal Marathon, will inevitably incur considerable cost and expensive. The committee would also like to acknowledge the support and assistance of their main funder, the locally elected members of the Donegal County Council. Other key sponsors included United Health Care and Watson Hire. Last and by no means least, the committee wish to thank you, the people of Donegal for your continued support and encouragement to not just the participants but also the organisers and staff, both on the day and in the lead-up to the event.It is your support that makes Donegal Marathon, ‘the People’s Marathon’ and it is your turnout along the route and at the finish line that inspires the committee and ensures that, just like the people that take part, this Donegal sporting event will run and run.DONEGAL MARATHON ORGANISERS THANK ALL THOSE WHO MADE IT A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: September 16th, 2015 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)last_img read more

New rules on electronic vote machines

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Bruce McPherson announced new requirements for electronic voting machines Wednesday and said he would create a unit in his office to test and certify the machines. “We must take these fundamental steps to guarantee public confidence in our voting process,” McPherson said in a speech to the California Black Chamber of Commerce. He laid out 10 requirements that the machines must meet for use in California elections, starting in 2006, including approval by an independent testing unit certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Other requirements include providing state election officials with full information about the workings of the machines and providing machines for testing under simulated Election Day conditions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The new rules would also set up groups of election experts to review operation of the machines. Ashley Snee Giovannettone, McPherson’s communications director, said four companies with electronic voting machines currently approved for use in California have already substantially complied with the requirements. California law already requires the machines to provide so-called paper trails to assure voters that their votes were accurately recorded. last_img read more

CDC: Kids died fast after contracting flu

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The lead researcher, epidemiologist Niranjan Bhat of the CDC’s influenza branch, said two findings surprised him: how fast the illnesses developed, and the number of children who were perfectly healthy. Only one-third had asthma or other respiratory conditions that would have put them at high risk for flu complications. However, the CDC also found that one-fifth of those killed had other conditions that could have made them more vulnerable but were not previously linked to flu complications. Those included neurological and neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy that can limit someone’s ability to cough up respiratory secretions. Bhat said the total number of deaths among children was probably more than 153; the CDC did not ask states to report flu deaths until well into the season. The study was reported in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. One-third of the 153 American children killed by the flu during the 2003-04 season were dead within three days of getting sick, and many of the youngsters were perfectly healthy before they were stricken, government researchers reported. Five percent of the victims died within a day, 31 percent died before getting medical care, and 10 percent died in the emergency room, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its first detailed report on flu deaths among children. Nearly two-thirds of the deaths were in children under 5, and 12 percent were younger than 6 months. Overall, the 2003-04 flu season was not particularly severe, but it got off to an alarmingly early start. Bhat said the findings led the CDC’s immunization advisory committee, starting with last year’s flu season, to urge that all children 6 months to 23 months of age get flu shots. Last year was the first time the CDC has tried to separate children’s deaths from the flu’s overall toll. Complications from the illness kill an estimated 36,000 Americans a year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: CARBS – FRIEND OR FOE

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Carbs are public enemy No1!!!!!

It’s common knowledge that if you want to lose weight, you simply cannot eat carbs because they make you fat….right?Not exactly.Carbohydrates are probably the most misunderstood of all the macronutrients. 
A few years ago, the humble potato was outlawed and only fools ate them. So which is it to be? 
High carb, low carb, no carb; which will give us the best results? 

The answer is…all of them.It depends on what your objective actually is.For weight loss, the simplicity of reducing carbs or eliminating them from the diet is a big selling point. 
You have reduced or eliminated an entire food group, so overall calories have reduced and weight loss will be inevitable. 

Simple!What isn’t simple is actually sticking to it. 

A diet that is based on deprivation is never easy and the end result after the diet has finished is usually a return to normal eating habits and a return to your previous weight. What we want to achieve when we decide to change our health for the better, is a way that we can do this and be able to enjoy life. 

If you can’t do this then what is the point?I look awesome, but I’m miserable inside??Not exactly a long term solution.So the question is……CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND STILL EAT CARBS???Yes, yes you can. What people need to realise is what low carb actually is.0-50g carbs is classed as Ketogenic. 

You are basically eating green leafy vegetables so our bodies can transition to burning fatty acids for energy. 
This is a great way to lose body-fat fast, but for most, it is not sustainable long term. 
Performance will also suffer if you lift weights or play sports.50-100g is classed as Low CarbThis is a good range for slow, healthy weight loss. 
Starchy carbs are reduced and fruit and veg are eaten liberally. 
Insulin production will be low so fat burning should be high. 100-150g is classed as moderate Carb.If you are active, train regularly and have your body where you want it, this is the bottom end of your carbohydrate intake. 
(If you are highly active and train 6+ times per week, this would be too low.)150-300g+ is classed as High CarbThis is where you can get slow weight gain, great if you lift weights and are trying to pack on muscle, not so great if you are trying to drop a dress size. 
But again, this is a guide line. I have had female clients lose body-fat and gain muscle in and around consuming 250g of carbs per day.Like I said earlier, the amount that you eat is goal dependant.If you are a triathlete who trains 2-3 times per day 5-6 days per week, going low carb is not the best choice. 
You would be at the upper levels of the high carb diet and even higher on days leading up to an event.
They are needed for energy and for optimal performance.If you have 1 stone to lose in order to drop a dress size then you could do this by going low carb and not over restricting the types that you eat. 
Just allow an appropriate amount of time to do this.If you are severely overweight with impending health problems, high blood pressure, over producing insulin due to chronically high blood sugars, then the lower end of the scale would probably be your best starting point.As you may be starting to figure out, there is no one-size-fits-all prescription here. We are all different weights, we have different activity levels, and we have different fitness goals.
But I hope this will help you to understand that carbs are not bad. 
Inactivity and the over consumption are the real problems. 

#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below. 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118 
* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: CARBS – FRIEND OR FOE was last modified: May 4th, 2014 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:carbsemmet rushefitness columnlow carblast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins turns in crucial Game 2 performance as Warriors even Finals

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.TORONTO — As DeMarcus Cousins changed at his locker late Sunday night, a Warriors PR rep told Cousins he’d be speaking in the main press conference room inside the bowels of Scotiabank Arena.After Game 1, Cousins spoke in a narrow hallway right outside the Warriors locker room, a 6-foot-11 behemoth pinned against a blue and gold banner by reporters, cameras and microphones in a space he barely fit.Upon hearing he’d …last_img read more