EHF forbids Tatran to play in SEHA

According to reports from the EHF meeting in Malta, the European Handball Federation has issued a note to Tatran Presov in which they forbid the club to play in the regional “balkan” SEHA league under the excuse that the country Slovakia does not border the other countries. This means that in case Tatran does not play, Zagreb remains the only favourite in the league. Tatran was supposed to play their first game against Lovcen away in Montenegro.Sandi Sola said before that he is certain that EHF will recognize the league and that it will allow some clubs to play further in some European competitions. With this decision, the recognition is put under the question mark, and also puts under question mark the possibility of the Polish clubs Kielce and Wisla to eventually join the league. Does EHF want no competition at all to their own “Champions League”? Or is it just another in the series of “strange” decisions made by EHF?! ← Previous Story Omeyer in Makarska at Goalkeeper’s Camp: “Extraordinary idea” Next Story → Portyanko – Best foreign player in France read more

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VELUX EHF Champions League HSV Hamburg and Chekhovski win advance to L16

CeljechekhovskiChekhovski MedvediconstantaHCM ConstantaHSVHSV HamburgpartizanSavehof ← Previous Story Klara Woltering new team captain for Germany Next Story → Wisla Plock player Marin Sego denied entry in Russia It was certain that HSV Hamburg and Chekhovski Medvedi are to continue their quest in Europe after the group phase, but with today’s win of HSV over Ademar with 32:26 and Chekhovski over Partizan in Nis with 31:27, they are now mathematically through to the L16 phase. In the third game today, HCM Constanta won against Savehof with 28:23, and is now on level points with them and RK Celje (game less) for the 4th place in the Group B.

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Steiner Ege is new Zebra

THW Kiel will have support of their former player in period 1999-2002 in the upcoming period – Norwegian veteran Steiner Ege. The 42 years-old Norwegian former star reactivated after almost three years as replacement for injured Andrea Palicka, who won’t be able to help his team-mates at least in the next three weeks.That’s put Alfred Gislason under pressure in the most important part of the season with only Johan Sjostrand as goalie with the international experience.THW Kiel will meet Hungarian PICK Szeged in the VELUX EHF Champions League Last 8.German team is currently the leader of domestic DKB Bundesliga. ← Previous Story Meshkov Brest and PPD Zagreb to play in SEHA F4 semi-finals! Next Story → David Spiler five months out!

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Strong Kielce beat Vardar

8. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn8107205:245(-40)2 1. FC Barcelona Lassa8611238:219(19)13 1. Rhein-Neckar Löwen9612246:222(24)13 3. KS Vive Tauron Kielce9522270:253(17)12 6. Montpellier HB8206211:231(-20)4 4. MOL-Pick Szeged8503231:226(5)10 4. HC Vardar9504252:230(22)10 Kielce healed the wounds from Skopje (24:34) by beating RK Vardar Skopje 23:20 (10:6) in derby match of EHF Champions League Group B. Talant Dujshebaev set strong defense with Szmal between the posts, who received only four goals for 25 minutes of the clash, which was signal that Macedonian champions will hardly take points in Poland.Kielce had +7 – 19:12 in the middle of the second half, but Macedonians prevented disaster by solid finish.Vive Tauron Kielce – Vardar Skopje 23:20 (10:6)Vive: Szmal, Sego – Buntić 3, Jurecki 5, Jachlewski 1, Zorman 1, Bielecki, Lijewski 3, Strlek 2, Cupić 4/2, Aquinagalde 3, Chrapkowski, Reichmann 1, Kus, Vujović.Vardar: Sterbik, Milić – Abutović, Brumen, Dibirov 4/1, Dujszebajew 2/1, Gorbok 5, Lazarov, Shishkarjev 2, Stoilov, Toskić, Lacković, Maqueda, Cindrić 2, Manaskov, Marsenić 5.STANDINGS: 6. IFK Kristianstad9207255:282(-27)4 ← Previous Story Veszprem smash PSG! Next Story → Meshkov win for TOP 16 in Spain EHF Champions LeagueRK Vardar SkopjeVive Tauron Kielce read more

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BUCHAREST DERBY Dinamo VS CSM for Romanian title

Dinamo and CSM, both teams from Bucharest will fight for the Romanian Championship title at Play-Off Final! The easier way to the matches which will decide which team will gonna play at VELUX EHF Champions League next season, had Dinamo Bucharest who beat Timisoara twice – 30:26 and 32:28, while CSM played three matches against Turda (29:23, 27:29 and 38:26).Dinamo will host the first match on May 20.The old champions are HCM Baia Mare, the team who collapsed in this season, staying out of TOP 8 who qualified for Play-Off. ← Previous Story Elverum win Norwegian championship! Next Story → Lino Červar leads Macedonia! CSM BucharestDinamo BucharestRomanian handball

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Domagoj Duvnjak about Cologne Basketball F4 is perfection – Two days event

THW Kiel playmaker and HP World Handball Player 2013, Domagoj Duvnjak, criticized the “two-days” event in Cologne as dangerous for athletes. The “Zebras” have played two matches in less than 20 hours at Lanxess Arena against Veszprem and PSG Handball….That is disasterous. A real disaster for our bodies. Thanks God nobody isn’t seriously injured. We played against Veszprem at 18hrs on Saturday, exausting match, practically, we didn’t sleep a whole night because of adrenaline, and then, tomorrow at 13hrs you have to go to the hall. Disaster. I hope that something will change. I watches basketball Euroleague, that is perfection. You play on Friday, then you rest, and again play on Sunday. Quality of handball would be much higher – said Domagoj Duvnjak for Balkan-Handball.comPHOTO: Jozo Čabraja ← Previous Story Kielce to sign best ASOBAL goalie Vladimir Cupara! Next Story → Interview with Hussain Zaki: Handball – More than life Domagoj Duvnjakvelux ehf final4 read more

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A Film about legendary Igor Turchin

1980 MoscowTeam 1988 SeoulTeam 1982 HungaryTeam 1975 Soviet UnionTeam Olympic Games Igor Turchin 1973 YugoslaviaTeam 1978 CzechoslovakiaTeam 1976 MontrealTeam He is the one of the most successful coaches of all time in handball despite he died in 1993 on the playing court. The name of Igor Turchin is well known in world’s of handball. Legendary Ukrainian coach was a founder of Spartak Kyiv, the most successful women’s team in the history of our game (13 time Champions Cup / Champions League winners 1970–1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985–1988).Turchin also won a lot of medals with USSR, among them two Olympic and World’s gold.More than 20 years after his death, memories on Igor Turchin are recorded in film “To Win it All”.Igor Turchin’s achievements with USSR: 1986 NetherlandsTeam World Championship ← Previous Story 7 reasons to join Masters Handball World Cup 2017 and play HANDBALL AGAIN! Next Story → EHF Cup: Fuchse Berlin routine win in Velenje read more

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Illegal tobacco seizures and fines drop 84 per cent

first_imgTHE NUMBER OF fines and seizures related to illegal tobacco products dropped by over 80 per cent in the second quarter of 2013, new figures have shown.Figures from the Revenue Commissioners also revealed that the average fine is down on 2012.In the second quarter of 2013, from 1 April to 30 June, the average fine for being prosecuted for the selling of illegal tobacco was €2,545.  This was down 10.7 per cent from the last quarter where the average fine was €2,850.The average fine for the illegal selling of cigarettes last year was €2,706.As fines are decreasing there has also been an 84% decrease in seizures of illegal tobacco this year despite the fact that the rate of non Irish duty paid tobacco in the country remains steady at 28%.  In 2012 Customs seized 95.6million illegal cigarettes.So far this year, there has only been 15million seized.A spokesperson for the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said;Seizures may be down this year but the Customs are doing an excellent job with the resources they have.“The change shows the importance criminals are now putting on illegal tobacco, taking more care and using smaller quantities to minimise getting caught.  This is huge business for them now and illegal tobacco is a very valuable commodity for criminals.”Read: Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs ‘all the time’Read: Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette priceslast_img read more

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You really shouldnt touch these things but you cant help yourself

first_img Source: ShutterstockThe pedestrian traffic light button, more than onceAn electric fence Freshly iced cakesPregnant people’s bellies Assistance dogsDon’t they know that when they’re wearing those “please don’t pet me, I’m working’ jumpers they become IRRESISTIBLE? Source: dogsontrains Look at him. How could you not pet him? But you CAN’T! Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandA button that says “Do Not Press”  A sign that says “Do Not Touch” Source: The Other Acropoliscenter_img Source: CafePressThe blue cupThis one here. Meet Oskar, the adorable blind cat>Brazilian team kicked out of playoffs after masseur steps in to save goals>last_img

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Teenagers whose friends selfharm are more likely to selfharm

first_imgHAVING A FRIEND who has self-harmed is one of the most common factors in cases of self-harm among teenagers in Ireland, research has found.Drug use by friends is another common factor, while among girls, low self-esteem, problems keeping friends and conflicts with parents are also associated with self-harm.Having a family member who had engaged in self-harm, and forced sexual activity are also key factors for girls.Self-harm among boys is significantly increased among teenagers with higher levels of anxiety and impulsivity, problems with schoolwork, and having experienced bullying at school.For teenage boys who had been bullied, other risk factors which increased the risk of self-harm were worries about sexual orientation, physical abuse, and problems with school work.The factors were revealed in a study carried out in Ireland and six other countries on self-harm in 15-17 year olds, which looked at more than 3,000 young people in Ireland.Fine Gael Deputy Bernard Durkan received the figures after asking the HSE for more information about the reasons why young people self-harm.A total of 960 children aged 10 to 17 presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries, an increase on previous years.The number of girls who self-harmed was more than double that of boys, according to the National Registry of Deliberate Self-Harm. An overdose of medication made up almost two-thirds of all self-harm cases.Cutting and attempted hanging were the next most comment methods of self-harm.Read: Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase > Read: Samaritans’ SMS service reveals high levels of self-harm > Read: More than 48,000 people treated in hospital after deliberate self-harm >last_img read more

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14 reasons the early 2000s were the golden age of social networking

first_imgIN THE MID-2000s internet culture was fairly new – Youtube, Twitter and all the sites we hold so dear today were only just starting out.What we did have in 2004 was MSN Messenger (later Windows Live Messenger, but who called it that), Bebo and MySpace, and they shaped our social lives for the better part of those years.Now MSN Messenger is no more, MySpace lost out to Facebook, and Bebo is still trying to soldier on, but it’s just not the same.Here are the little things that made mid-’00s social networking incomparable.Choosing your own personal username and iconForget using your real name – you could have a new name, a name that would represent you to the whole online world, so you had to choose carefully. Sxxygurl91/ArsenalFan13/slipknot_rock666 it is! Source: Twitter/@MSNmesengerSpending hours customising your profileOn MySpace, you could customise your page exactly to your needs using HTML. On Bebo, it was all down to choosing the perfect skin for your profile. Both of these took time and effort. Source: My3gbChoosing your top friendsBebo allowed you to have 16 top friends, giving you a lot more wiggle room than MySpace, which permitted only eight. The fallout from being omitted from a top friends list could make or break a friendship. Source: The JournalComing home, rushing to the computer to see who’s onlineYou’d just seen all your friends in school, but you went straight to the computer anyway, just in case anything cool had happened on the way home. Source: TumblrThis was the most exciting sound you could ever hear Source: Fafilh07“Sorry! Wrong convo”The SHAME of accidentally sending a revealing MSN message to the fine thing in your class instead of your best mate. Better send a few hundred of these things to cover it up. Source: TumblrGetting caught up in insane group chatsA notification usually popped up: “i_love_horses has added you to a group chat.” Clicking on this sent you to the seventh circle of hell, complete with a continuously rolling, impossible to follow chat feed, arguments spanning multiple pages, and countless “This person has left the chat” messages. Source: ReactiongifsSending nudges and winks over MSNBefore Facebook pokes, there were nudges and winks – they bumped the chat up to the top of the pile and shook the computer screen so violently you couldn’t possibly ignore that person any longer. Source: TechTreeAppearing offline to avoid someoneThis function could also be used to make it seem like you had some sort of life outside the computer. See also: signing in and out to get someone’s attention. Source: MSNThis guy was your best (or only) friend on MySpace Source: ZdnetGetting added by your favourite band, freaking outMySpace was THE place to follow musicians and bands back in those days, and getting a friend request from your favourite band was a moment to cherish. They knew you existed…almost. Source: Judiciary ReportHaving an online friend you didn’t know in real lifeHis name was Chad, he lived in Minnesota and went to a real American high school, just like the movies. You didn’t know what he looked like, but you knew he loved My Chemical Romance, so he was definitely sound. Source: WordPressAgonising over the perfect song to feature on your MySpace profileIt was essential that people think you were cool and/or deep – this song would express how you were feeling when words just weren’t enough. You also added song lyrics to your quotes column on Bebo, or left them as your personal message on MSN. Source: TumblrSpending hours trying to take the perfect profile photoThe preferred pose was the MySpace Angle: camera held above head at arms length, high exposure, head tilted downwards. Filters were just as popular back then – black and white especially, to help convey your angst. Source: Flickr/xJason.RogersxThe delicate politics of your childhood shared bedroom>11 things that will definitely happen at an Irish 21st>last_img read more

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Fire brought under control at Rathmines leisure centre

first_imgUpdated 6.50pmA FIRE WAS brought under control in Rathmines, Dublin, this afternoon.The fire broke out at Rathmines Swan Leisure Centre at around 4pm today, and two vehicles from the Dublin Fire Brigade were sent to attend.A spokesperson from the fire brigade said that it was a small fire and it was brought under control and extinguished by 4.25pm.The leisure centre was evacuated, and it took almost one hour to clear the building of smoke.last_img

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St Brigids are heading to Croker after dramatic win in Mullingar

first_imgSt Brigid’s 2-7Crossmaglen Rangers 1-9ST BRIGID’S ARE through to the All-Ireland Club SFC Final at Croke Park after beating Crossmaglen Rangers 2-07 to 1-09 at Cusack Park on Saturday afternoon.The Armagh side led 1-5 to 1-3 at the break, having seen St Brigid’s fly out of the traps with an early goal from Frankie Dolan.Cross were behind by 1-2 to 0-1 with ten minutes played, but gradually eased themselves into the match and Paul Hughes, a huge attacking threat from corner-back, brought his side to within a point of St Brigid’s with a cracking goal in the 12th minute.Aaron Kernan was amongst the point-scorers as Crossmaglen gained the upper hand, while Dolan missed an easy free and the chance to restore his side’s lead.A fine point from Crossmaglen’s Jamie Clarke ended the half with the Roscommon champions trailing by a couple of points.Senan Kilbride grabbed the first point of the second half for St. Brigids to make it 1-5 to 1-4, and there was further disappointment for Crossmaglen when Paul Kernan was forced off due to injury.Dolan missed up for his earlier misses to draw his side level by nailing a fine free-kick, and 15 minutes into the second half the sides remained level. Scorers for St Brigid’s: Frankie Dolan 1-3 (0-2f), Conor McHugh 1-0, Senan Kilbride (0-2f), Cathal McHugh 0-2 each.Scorers for Crossmaglen Rangers: Paul Hughes 1-0, Jamie Clarke 0-3, Aaron Kernan (0-1f), Kyle Carragher 0-2 each, David McKenna, Kyle Brennan 0-1 each.ST BRIGID’S: Shane Curran; Ger Aherne, Gearóid Cunniffe, Peter Domican; Ronan Stack, Darragh Donnelly, Niall Grehan; Karol Mannion, Ian Kilbride; Cathal McHugh, Richard Blaine, Garvan Dolan; Frankie Dolan, Senan Kilbride, Darren Dolan.Subs: Eoin Sheehy for Garvan Dolan, Damien Kelliher for Grehan, Conor McHugh for Cathal McHugh, Garvan Dolan for Darren Dolan.CROSSMAGLEN RANGERS: Paul Hearty; Paul Kernan, James Morgan, Paul McKeown; Aaron Kernan, Danny O’Callaghan, Paul Hughes; Johnny Hanratty, David McKenna; Tony Kernan, Stephen Kernan, Martin Aherne; Jamie Clarke, Kyle Carragher, Oisín McConville.Subs: Kyle Brennan for McConville, Aaron Cunningham for Paul Kernan, Callum Cumiskey for Cunningham, Mel Boyce for O’Callaghan.Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)Here’s your guide to today’s AIB All-Ireland club semi-finals > Cathal McHugh and Dolan had something to say about that and made it four points in a row to St Brigids.With 15 minutes remaining, Crossmaglen finally opened their account in the second half, with a point from David McKenna closing the gap to a single point.The see-saw nature of the game continued when Clarke levelled the game, once again, with eight minutes remaining.Aaron Kernan kept the momentum very much in favour of the defending champions – making it three points in three minutes for Crossmaglen – as Brigid’s failed to take advantage of a stream of scoring chances.With just minutes remaining, there was drama as Brigids’ Conor McHugh poked the ball past Hearty after fine work by both Dolan and Kilbride.Things went from bad to worse for Crossmaglen when Kyle Carragher was shown a red card for clashing with opposition goalkeeper Shane Curran.A point from Jamie Clarke reduced the arrears to a single point in injury time, but Crossmaglen ultimately could not claw the game back and St Brigid’s march on to Croke Park.last_img read more

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VIDEO Asteroid glances by earth

first_img(Credit: Colin Legg)The scene was captured at 50 mm, iso 8000, f/2.2, 8 second shutter, 9 second intervals. For more see Colin Legg Photography.LIVE: NASA coverage of a giant asteroid sweeping past Earth LAST FRIDAY, AN asteroid came incredibly close to earth.Well, it missed by about 27,000 kilometres but in outer-space terms, that’s a short trip down to the shops.Scary as it might have been, it was also pretty beautiful – for those who could see it. Unfortunately for us mere humans though, it was invisible to the naked eye.So, the spectacle was lost on us until photographer Colin Legg stepped in. The Australian captured a number of images and complied this rather compelling time-lapse right at the time of closest approach (just before 3.24pm Perth time).According to Legg, “Just after camera rolling, a beautiful meteor burned across the sky, and amazingly, passed right through my camera’s field of view, lingering while the debris train swept up and out of view. In addition, the sky was also very busy swarming with countless man made satellites. The asteroid is the bright object at left moving down the screen.”Set it to full screen for the full effect:last_img read more

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Pub offering beers in exchange for dead rats in attempt to rid

first_img The man, the myth, Gareth MorganMorgan is more than happy to foot the bill in order to recruit the students as their “army”. He said it makes sense for students to use traps in their flats and the trade in for an ice-cold brew is just a bonus.All rats collected will be frozen and used in future experiments.However, Morgan’s cat cleansing didn’t go down too well when he campaigned last year, with many blaming it for the increase in rats.There’s no evidence whatsoever for that. As I say, at most 20 percent of rats end up as a victim of cats.The initiative was launched in student bar the Hunter Lounge yesterday, with 100 traps ready to be distributed.But will it catch on? Speaking to 3 news, students saidThe lure of freebies usually gets people along, but when they find out what they have to do they might be a bit deterred.You’d have to be comfortable setting a trap and dealing with a dead rat, so, perhaps.She doesn’t seem convinced.Is a ghost ship full of cannibal rats REALLY headed for Ireland?>Rats could evolve to become ‘bigger than sheep’, scientists predict> A PHILANTHROPIST IN New Zealand has taken it upon himself to clear his city of unwanted vermin.Gareth Morgan previously tried to eradicate ‘sadist’ cats to save rare birds, but now he’s targeting Wellington’s rat problem.According to 3 News, the university students can claim a $7 drink voucher in exchange for a dead rat in an effort to ‘crowd-source’ the killing. Victoria University’s Science Society are behind the scheme, with Morgan on board to fund. Students will be supplied with rat trap, so basically all the hard work is done for them. Source: Beer TrapThe society’s president Jonathan Musther said it’s not all about the alcohol.There are obviously people who get behind it for the drinks, the rewards, but then there are a lot of ecology students who are very passionate about trapping and very passionate about New Zealand native flora and fauna.last_img read more

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More people were arrested for drinkdriving on Patricks Day than on an

first_imgFIGURES RELEASED BY An Garda Síochána show that 53 people were arrested on St Patrick’s Day on suspicion of drink driving, significantly more than on an average day.A total of 149 people were arrested for drink driving over the course of the bank holiday weekend, with St Patrick’s Day alone accounting for almost 30 per cent.A senior garda said that despite renewed efforts to ensure safe roads over the bank holiday weekends, the message did not sink in.One person was killed and 7 people were seriously injured in road traffic accidents over the three days.“We should never say or think ‘it won’t happen to me,’” said Assistant Garda Commissioner John Twomey. “The sad reality is that it does”.Separately, 2,377 people were caught for speeding offences. Another 51 people were found to be not wearing a seat belt when stopped by at road checks around the country.“While most people heeded the safety message that was sent out in advance, many did not,” said Twomey.Twomey called on road users to be more careful, noting that one of the casualties over the weekend was a 5-year-old girl who died on Saturday afternoon after being hit by a van in Portlaoise.Read: One night in Dublin: 1,545 cars, 560 breath tests, 5 arrests > Read: Here’s what happens when you’re arrested on suspicion of drink-driving >last_img read more

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Analysis Roy Keane may not be a better pundit than a player

first_imgPerhaps one of the most fascinating aspects of his persona is the manner in which he has undergone somewhat of a personality transplant over the years.While the former Ireland captain, with his obvious no-nonsense attitude, may currently seem to be the antithesis of modern-day bad boys such as Joey Barton, it is far from fanciful to picture a younger Keane and Barton as kindred spirits. He has gone from an overly enthusiastic and troublesome party boy to a man both feared and respected in English football circles – the sporting equivalent of George W Bush in some ways, Keane eschewed the fecklessness of his younger days to acquire an imperious reputation.So regardless of whether you like Keane as a person or not, irrespective of your thoughts on his Saipan and Nani-related stances, it is surely impossible not to at least admire the level of self-improvement he has undergone in recent years, seemingly instigated through sheer force of will.And while he may no longer be as much fun on a night out, this change invariably makes for great TV, as last Tuesday illustrated.Stephen Kelly returns to Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers, no Darron Gibson>Alex Ferguson bans 2 newspapers from press conference, says Wayne Rooney staying with United> It is only circa Saipan or shortly before then that Keane appeared to acquire his ice-cold countenance. Before then, he was a relentless troublemaker, as recounted in this fascinating documentary.Back in the first-half of his football career, he barely resembled the impeccably self-controlled individual he has become. Instead, he was having to be bailed out of jail by Alex Ferguson and getting sent-off in games on an all-too-regular basis.Yet as his career developed, something changed in Keane. Some may regard it as him developing a belated level of maturity, but surely the transition was too drastic for it to be that natural.The regularity with which he was receiving red cards lessened, his body started to look noticeably more chiselled and he was captaining both his country and Manchester United with distinction.In a relatively short period of time, he had developed from someone who teammates acknowledged had great difficulty handling his drink and a near-pathological tendency to seek out trouble to a player who swiftly became regarded as the epitome of the model professional.He consistently demanded the type of exemplary standards he had previously failed to meet himself, and consequently became widely regarded as Alex Ferguson’s on-field incarnation, with his zen-like concentration and exceptional leadership capabilities. And these skills have been transferred, albeit less than seamlessly, to football management and now punditry. OVER THE YEARS, Roy Keane has developed a reputation as an ultra-disciplinarian, and last Tuesday night following Manchester United’s controversy-laden Champions League exit was no exception.Speaking on ITV after the game, Keane reproved his fellow pundits, Gareth Southgate and Lee Dixon, for having the temerity to even partially disagree with him on the Nani sending off and was equally harsh on the player himself, blaming the winger entirely for the incident that changed the game and deriding him as “not the bravest player in the world”.In Keane’s eyes, Nani had failed to live up to the near-impossible standards the Cork native sets for himself and others, and was duly punished as a result.The moment upheld the stereotypical image of Keane as a hard man and a perfectionist, both as a player and pundit, not to mention a manager, whereby some critics suspect the severity of his nature ultimately proved his undoing.But Keane is far more interesting a figure than the stereotypes imply. He remains as enigmatic and unpredictable an individual as the man who divided a nation over the infamous events of Saipan back in 2002. If he was simply a ‘headcase,’ as some have suggested, it is doubtful that he would provoke as much interest and debate as he continues to do.last_img read more

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10 things all morning people know to be true

first_img Source: ShutterstockThe downside to this is…The three o’clock slump hits you a lot harderWhile many people are just hitting their stride at around 3pm, you’re exhausted, having spent all your energy buzzing around like a busy bee at 8am. Source: WordPressOnce it hits 11pm, you’re ready for bedLate night Netflix binges? Parties that go on until the break of dawn? You’re not able! Your eyes start closing of their own accord once it begins to get dark out. Source: Giphy12 problems only hardened night owls will understand>Christian Bale dancing in an 80s cereal ad? Yes please?> OH WHAT A beautiful MOOOOR-NIIIING! Oh what a beautiful dayyyyyy…Oops, did we bother you with our general cheeriness and air of well-being, even at 7am? Sorry about that.Morning people are rare and special birds – we see things differently. The world needs us, but mostly can’t stand us. Here are ten things all morning people will understand.(Night owls aired their grievances last week)A morning person’s idea of “getting up early” is any time before 6amAny time after that is regular wake-up time. And any time after 9am is just indulgent. Source: ImgurYour alarm system is uncomplicatedSome people’s alarms look like this:Yours looks like this.There’s nothing like the peace and quiet of early morningThe sun is just coming up, all is quiet except the birds chirping softly – no traffic, no people, just peace. Ahhh. Dublin at sunrise Source: Flickr/CullionBreakfast is the most important meal of the dayAnd morning people have the time to make it as delicious as possible – whether it’s by cooking up a storm or taking advantage of the breakfast menu at the local café. Source: Flickr/Irish JauntPeople will frequently ask you to stop being so cheeryCheery? You’re just acting normally. What ever could be the matter? Source: GiphyBut when a morning person runs into a fellow morning person, it goes something like this: Source: ImbrokesoIeatmyshoe/YouTubeSleeping late makes you feel weirdThe few times you’ve has had a proper lie in, you’ve come away from it feeling like the whole day has been wasted. Source: ShutterstockProductivity is at its peak during the hours of 7am – 12pmGetting up early to study, work, or do the messages just makes sense. By the time everyone else is having breakfast, the to-do list has been thoroughly ticked off.last_img read more

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Peru 2 moved to prison in Peruvian desert family express worry

first_imgTHE ‘PERU TWO’ cocaine smugglers have been moved to a different prison on the outskirts of Lima, dealing a blow to their hopes of returning to the UK.The Daily Mail reports that Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly were last Thursday moved from the all -female Virgen de Fatima prison in the centre of the capital to the Ancon 2 prison in the outskirts.BBC News visited the the Ancon 2 prison last year and said that the comparatively modern prison does not yet suffer from the some of the overcrowding problems of some in the South American nation.Connolly from Tyrone and Melissa Reid who is from Glasgow were convicted of attempting to smuggle 11.5kg of cocaine from Peru to Spain and sentenced to six years and eight months each in jail.Their families hope that the pair will be able to return to the UK to serve some of their sentence there but Melissa Reid’s father, Billy, 54, told The Mail on Sunday that their move last week came as a big surprise.“This has come as a real shock. It’s a really worrying time for the family, we’re still waiting to hear something from Melissa,” he said.“Even if you were moved, you’d still think you’d be allowed a phone call back home to your family to tell them you’re OK. We haven’t heard anything since Wednesday. I got the feeling that the girls had integrated quite well at Virgen de Fatima but the situation they’re in now they’ll have to do that all again.”Read: ‘Peru 2′ may soon be one as Reid’s parents pay to bring her home >Read: ‘Peru 2′ sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in jail each >last_img read more

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