SHOCK VIDEO: Ex-Chelsea and Man United star scores in pre-season friendly

first_img1 Monaco striker Radamel Falcao Le second but de Thomas Lemar et celui de @FALCAO inscrits en 1ère mi-temps !https://t.co/R3zRztqpTf— AS Monaco (@AS_Monaco) July 2, 2016center_img Former Manchester United and Chelsea loanee Radamel Falcao is back with Monaco and banging in the goals.It may come as a shock after just five Premier League goals in two years, but the Colombian appears to be ready to kick-start his career in the south of France after ending his spell with the Blues.Against Swiss outfit Lugano, Falcao played in the first half and managed to get on the scoresheet and provide an assist for Thomas Lemar as Monaco ran out 5-3 winners.You can see Radamel Falcao’s assist and goal against Lugano below…last_img

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DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER’S LEGAL BID TO RETURN TO DONEGAL

first_imgDOUBLE killer John Gallagher is planning a legal battle which will allow him to return and live in Co Donegal.The on-the-run killer gave himself up yesterday after 12 years hiding from justice.Gallagher, who killed Twin Towns mother and daughter Anne and Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo Hospital in 1988, was living in Strabane. Gallagher, from Lifford, killed Anne, 22 and her mother Annie, 51, after learning how Anne planned to dump him.But he was found not guilty of murder and sentenced to an indefinite life at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin from where he escaped in 2000.Sources say Gallagher walked into the facility yesterday, but only after carefully planning a legal case which will declare him sane – and allow him to walk free.His release is a matter for Justice Minister Alan Shatter. But we understand that Gallagher, who is now married with children, wants to be able to visit his mother in Lifford without being detained by Gardai.By giving himself up, he will be able to do that on his release.That may come within weeks, said one source, as Gallagher plans a High Court bid  “almost immediately” to have himself declared sane again.If he wins the case – and he will argue that he now leads a normal life in Tyrone – he would be freed.Members of the Gillespie family are said to be “devastated” at Gallagher’s legal challenge. “They’ve always believed he was guilty of two murders and that they never got justice,” said one today.How donegaldaily.com broke the story last night:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/05/22/double-killer-john-gallagher-hands-himself-in/DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER’S LEGAL BID TO RETURN TO DONEGAL was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Anne GillespieAnnie GillespieDOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER’S LEGAL BID TO RETURN TO DONEGALJohn GallagherStranorlarlast_img read more

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BSF jawan held on charges of spying for ISI

first_imgA Border Security Force (BSF) constable has been arrested on charges of spying for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan after being ‘honey-trapped’ through social media, the Uttar Pradesh police said on Wednesday.U.P. Director General of Police O.P. Singh said the accused, Achutanand Mishra, confessed to sharing confidential information regarding military establishments to a woman who claimed to be a “defence reporter” from Pakistan. The two were in touch since January 2016.The jawan was arrested from Noida by a team of the U.P. Anti-Terrorism Squad on the basis of inputs shared by the military intelligence, Chandigarh, that Army and paramilitary jawans were being honey-trapped through Facebook profiles of women. Following this, the ATS said its counter-espionage team found several Facebook profiles that were in touch with such fake profiles.Mr. Mishra was allegedly lured into sharing confidential military information by the woman. “They started with juicy conversations and soon Mishra started revealing secret information [to the woman] about the location of BSF units, details of their arms and ammunition and photos and videos of BSF establishments,” the ATS said in a statement.Cyber evidenceMr. Singh said they had extracted the data from the jawan’s mobile phone and Facebook profile and found enough “cyber evidence,” including images and videos, to implicate him.Apart from conversing on Facebook, the jawan chatted with the woman on WhatsApp where he saved her Pakistan coded number under the name “Pakistani dost,” said the ATS, adding that he was being influenced towards conversion and anti-India ideas on Kashmir. The jawan faces charges under Sections 3,4,5 and 9 of the Official Secrets Act, 121A of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to waging war against the government and Section 66D of the IT Act.Mr. Singh said an intensive interrogation would be conducted to find out if the jawan had a network and what motivated him. His bank accounts would be checked to ascertain if he received any money for sharing information. The ATS will also question him on the information he allegedly leaked to the ISI.ATS Inspector General Aseem Arun said a remand of five days had been granted to question the jawan.last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho’s first season at Manchester United not a failure, it’s the foundation of success

first_imgJose Mourinho’s start at Manchester United has been widely criticised for several reasons. From paying the world-record transfer fee and bringing the one that got away — Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford — to his team getting draws after draws at home, his 10-month reign has not been what it was expected to be.The team’s performances has left most United fans disappointed. United have created the most amount of chances from inside the box but have failed to put them away which has cost them dearly and might well haunt them come May. His first season has been regarded as a failure by most people but is it really so?Mourinho few days back said that he inherited a nice bunch of boys but the team lacked belief in themselves under Louis Van Gaal and one cannot argue about that observation of the current United manager if you look at the previous performances of the team. Yes, the team had won the F.A. Cup but they also played some lacklustre football and failed to go past easy opponents and conceded some horror goals as well. The defence was shaky, the forwards failed to take their chances and score goals and the team didn’t do enough when they should have.Has all of that changed in the last 10 months? Not fully but improvement is certainly there to be seen.Under Mourinho, United have conceded way less goals and also scored more already than under Van Gaal. Last season, they scored 49 and conceded 35 from 38 matches and had 66 points on the board, finishing fifth. This season they have already scored 51 goals and conceded 25 goals till now, with four matches to go. United have the second best clean sheet record in the league, behind second placed Tottenham Hotspurs, who have conceded 22 — three goals less in equal amount of matches so far. Not only that but the Red Devils are on a 25-game unbeaten streak in the league, which is the best in Europe amongst the top six leagues.advertisementBut they’re 16 points off the leaders Chelsea and one point adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City and qualifying for Champions League is looking tough with Arsenal and Spurs still to play. What’s the use of the unbeaten streak then?SOLID DEFENCEWell, if one looks at it this way, it’s of no use what so ever but if one considers the performance and the stability Mourinho has brought at the back, making it a solid defence from a shaky one, one has to say that he has done a commendable job. David de Gea has been the club’s best player for the past three years and no player had scored anywhere near 20 goals for the Red Devils after Sir Alex Ferguson left but this year it hasn’t been the case. De Gea has performed exceptionally when called upon but he has been more of a spectator when compared to the last few years.In the attacking front, the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who Mourinho bought for free, has scored 28 goals so far — a far better return over Anthony Martial — who scored 17 in his debut season — last year. Not only that, Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford also scored 10 goals each.Reuters PhotoThe 20-time league champions have already won the EFL Cup and are in the semi-finals of the Europa League – a competition that they have never won before. All this when he had to deal with several injuries time and again. In the last couple of matches he has had to play without a consistent pair at the back. Plus, Zlatan and Marcos Rojo being ruled out of the season after hurting themselves and Mata’s injury at one of the most crucial moments of the season has not helped his cause in any way.STILL FIGHTING FOR TROPHIESAfter another draw at home — against Swansea last night, they will play Celta Vigo next in the Europa League semis and if they can beat them over the two legs and win in the final as well – they earn direct qualification to the Champions League. They can still finish as high as third in the league as well. How is that bad for a team that played dull football and didn’t even manage to eke out results last year.Yes, Jose’s United have been boring as well and they have drawn 14 games, the highest in the league, but the Portuguese has built a solid defence and managed to build the foundation that was missing from the United of the last few years. His tactical genius saw Manchester City off last week, his masterclass helped United beat Chelsea at Old Trafford and his way of ‘somehow’ getting the job done has worked more often than not.advertisementThe team has to do a lot more with the likes of Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Ibrahimovic in the ranks — you’re expected to do bigger things and get silverware — agreed. But, Jose’s first season at most of his clubs has been about building a foundation and then winning a major trophy in his second. Be it his second spell at Chelsea or the one prior to it in Real Madrid.The football has been dreary mostly and the good work done by the Portuguese has certainly not brought results out in the open for people to see but if one judges by the performance of United compared to last few years, it’s not going to be difficult for them to realise the difference. Moreover, he has just had one pre-season to work with the team — it’s a team he took over but not his own. Once the transfer window comes and he gets his own set of players, this team will be a way more potent and a challenging one.Therefore, patience is the key here and if he delivers a Champions League spot, this season will be a good one for United to kick on from, laying the foundation for a trademark second season from the ‘Special One’.last_img read more

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Sad that India faced international shame: Greenpeace on

first_imgIndia-Lanka Test episodeNew Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) Environmental NGO Greenpeace said it was “sad” that India faced “international shame” for hosting games in polluted areas such as Delhi, after Sri Lankan cricket today team held up play in the third Test, complaining of poor air quality.Noting that the bigger hindrance to clean up the air in India is lack of “political will”, the green body said that the solution to this is not in shifting or cancelling matches but in cleaning up the air with “systematic, coordinated and comprehensive” actions.In an unprecedented turn of events, the embattled Sri Lankan cricket team today held up play during the third Test against India, complaining of poor air quality that forced the hosts to declare their innings.The first-ever incident of this kind in the sports 140- year-old history saw an international team resort to anti- pollution masks while fielding and then refuse to continue, stopping play for 26 minutes over three interruptions.”This is a sad situation that we are facing international shame for hosting games at such polluted places.”The solution to this is not in shifting or cancelling matches but in cleaning up the air with systematic, coordinated and comprehensive actions using GRAP and more comprehensive Clean Air Action Plan across India with defined responsibilities and timelines, because it is not just limited to Delhi but entire Northern India is facing the health emergency,” said Sunil Dahiya, Senior Campaigner, Greenpeace India.He said that being sensitive to human health, “we should at least foresee approaching pollution episodes using emission inventory and meteorological data” as it is done in other geographies including China, and take corrective measures such as implementation of graded response action plan (GRAP) on pollution as precautionary steps rather than reactionary.advertisement”The bigger hindrance to clean up the air in India is lack of political will,” Dahiya said.He said this was clearly depicted by the fact that the biggest overlooked polluting sector, that is, coal-based power generation was given two years till December 7, 2017 by the environment ministry to control the toxic fumes coming out of them.”But as of today not even a single power plant complies with the full notification and no action has been taken on plants which are already violating the emission limits,” he said.Sri Lankan players struggling and using masks clearly highlighted that the air in Delhi is heavily loaded with pollution and undertaking physical activities was making it difficult for players to breath.Data from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) suggests the same — Major Dhyan Chand Stadium Air Quality monitoring station, the nearest station to Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium showed PM2.5 concentrations at 337 �g/m3 in the afternoon, which are hazardous levels of pollution. PTI TDS SKC SMNlast_img read more

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Meet the elite: Rachel Jeffs

first_imgRachel Jeffs played for the Newcastle Knights in the inaugural NRL Touch Premiership – a pretty incredible experience for her, particularly because she barracks for the Knights in the NRL. And next week she touches down in Kuala Lumpur for the 2018 Youth Touch World Cup (8-11 August 2018). It won’t be the first time Jeffs has repped for Australia though – earlier this year she played Women’s Open in the Open Trans-Tasman 2018 in NZ. What a year she’s had!How are you feeling about playing in the YWC 2018? “I’m super excited, it will be such an amazing experience playing for Australia and getting to go up against different teams from around the world. I’m looking forward to being with a really good bunch of girls in Australia and showcasing the broad range of talent we have in our team.”How does representing your country feel? “I’ve represented the Youth 18 Girls Australia team in 2017 and also made my debut in the Australian Women’s Open team earlier this year in Rotorua. It was the best experience of my life and one I will never forget. The best thing was playing up against some of the best girls in their country, playing alongside the best older girls in Australia, and experiencing the culture of New Zealand.”How did you feel about the introduction of the new NRL Touch Premiership?“Very good that touch football’s finally getting some big recognition. I think [audiences] would be shocked by the amount of skill that elite touch football players actually have.”What are the best things about touch footy? “Learning new skills, meeting new people and setting and achieving goals for yourself. Touch football makes me feel excited, nervous and all different emotions while I am playing.”Do you think it’s cool that touch football is a truly integrated mixed-gender sporting community? “I think it’s amazing. Being able to play touch footy with my dad or whole family will be memories that stick with me forever. Being gender-equal is what makes touch football.”Do you think everyone can have a crack at touch footy? “Yes of course, it’s a great sport that’s inclusive and that everyone can play. I’d tell anyone to give it a go. Touch footy has truly changed my life.”Quickfire questions:> What age did you start playing touch? “Seven.”> What affiliate do you play for? “Newcastle.”> What do you do when you aren’t playing touch? “I’m a barista while I’m studying my Cert IV Allied Health.”> What are some of your favourite things to do? “Waterskiing and eating. I eat a lot, I like chicken snitty with chips and gravy (no to the salad or veg!).”> Use 3 words to describe you. “Motivated, inspired, friendly.”> What’s your most common breakfast, lunch and dinner? “Leftovers, chicken toasties, salmon.”> Favourite holiday destination? “Hamilton Island – for the blue waters and snorkelling.”> Current favourite tune? “Questions, Chris Brown.”last_img read more

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5 days agoKlopp claims Man Utd set up to defend when they play Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp claims Man Utd set up to defend when they play Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp says it is a fact that Manchester United are set up to defend against Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Red Devils almost pinched a win over their rivals thanks to a goal from Marcus Rashford.Adam Lallana rescued a point for the visitors, with Klopp insisting he wasn’t frustrated by United’s tactics.The German said: “Why should it frustrate me? I’m not the person who should be frustrated by Man United’s style.”It’s just a fact, when we come here, this year, last year, year before, they just defend. That’s how it is, that’s OK, it’s no criticism, it’s just a fact. It’s not the usual way you think United plays against Liverpool, you would think both teams are trying like this.”Again, the quality, we are the one team everybody is on their toes when United plays against us. It’s no excuse, we need to do better, we can do better, but you cannot play against each team like this, how they played today.”We are a good team, and when we play against somebody it is normal for them to say: ‘How can we stop them?'” last_img read more

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Health Minister Willing to Look at Outdoor Areas for Smoking

first_imgStory Highlights Dr. Ferguson said he is not averse to having a second look at the penalties Minister willing to consider allowing businesses to have a special area outdoors to facilitate smokerscenter_img Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says he is willing to look at the possibility of allowing businesses, especially in the tourist industry, to have a special area outdoors to facilitate smokers.The Minister, who was speaking on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) programme, ‘Issues and Answers’, on July 18, was clear about not allowing smoking rooms.“The evidence is clear that smoking kills. The evidence is clear that passive smoking kills. So, to put 10 to 15 persons in this room, what you are essentially setting up is a death chamber, because you now have concentration of smoking,” the Minister said.He noted that on a visit to one of Kingston’s most popular hotels, he was shown an area some five metres from the entrance, where smoke was not allowed to get into the building, and “they have created a little garden and an area where, if persons want to smoke from time to time, you can go out there and have your little smoke.”“I am not encouraging it, but I am not opposed to that,” Dr. Ferguson said.He pointed out that the new anti-smoking regulations are not a wholesale ban on smoking. “What we want to define is that once it (smoking) is going to impinge on someone else’s right, then the ban chips in. So in essence, if you want the right to smoke, do it where you do not affect the public in general,” the Minister said.Dr. Ferguson said he is not averse to having a second look at the penalties for breaking the ban, to include mandatory counselling for offenders.“I know some persons are a little worried about the fines and even conviction. My thing is not about sending anyone to prison. So, probably we might need to look, in revisiting, at some kind of mandatory counselling sessions, because cigarette smoking is an addiction and to that extent, it oftentimes require professional help,” he argued.The Minister pointed out that the ban on smoking in specific public places, in addition to protecting the lives of non smokers, including workers and children, is also part of an overall vision of the administration to “create for Jamaica, going forward, the health hub for the Americas.”Dr. Ferguson noted that Jamaica is the fourth in the region, behind Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Suriname, to have implemented the ban on smoking in specific public places. He also informed that it is not an attempt at any kind of draconian action to trample on anyone’s rights, but to protect workers, children and non-smokers.“For those who are arguing…rights have to be balanced, because the evidence we have, relative to smoking, is that six million persons are dying annually across the globe from cigarette smoking. Of that number, 600,000 are dying from passive smoking,” the Minister said.“Every six seconds, someone dies from some kind of tobacco related illness. One in 10 adults across the globe annually dies from some kind of tobacco related illness. Fifty per cent of the one billion smokers who continue to smoke will die from some kind of tobacco related illness. Eighty per cent of the persons affected by tobacco smoking are found in low and middle income countries like Jamaica,” he added.He emphasized that the impact of the ban will be seen in the long term, noting that he will be saving people’s lives in the process. He also informed that the Ministry, in collaboration with other stakeholders, will be embarking on a massive public education programme over the next eight months.last_img read more

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Province Ready to Repair Lighthouse Beach

first_imgThe province is ready to hire contractors to repair Lighthouse Beach in Pictou County, as soon as federal approval for the project is received. The beach is vulnerable to winter storms and has been washed out numerous times. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has attempted repairs of this stretch of Crown land to prevent further erosion. The repair job is more urgent now because testing done by the Department of Environment and Labour has shown unacceptable levels of fecal streptococcus in the water in Moodie Cove. Federal approval is necessary for the repair work to begin. The source of the contamination is thought to be a sewage treatment plant within the federal jurisdiction of the Pictou Landing First Nation community. The contaminated water is flowing through the washed-out section of the beach and into Moodie Cove. Repairing the beach is expected to solve the contamination problem in the cove. Transportation and Public Works plans to implement a long-lasting solution when it repairs the beach. Large rocks will fill the washed-out area and be covered with sand. In the spring, grasses will be transplanted on the dune side of the repaired beach.last_img read more

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Activists detained after boarding palm oil tanker off Spain

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia — Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling “Save our Rainforest” and “Drop Dirty Palm Oil” banners.A ship tracking website shows the Stolt Tenacity, which Greenpeace says is carrying palm oil from Wilmar International linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia, was bound for Rotterdam.Greenpeace says the activists from Indonesia, Germany, Britain, France, Canada and the U.S. are being detained in a cabin on the ship.Palm oil is used in a huge array of consumer goods from makeup to snacks. Wilmar supplies Mondelez, the maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate.Greenpeace said the Stolt Tenacity’s captain was informed in advance that the protest, staged Saturday, would be peaceful.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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