The best jokes after Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos in the Champions League

first_img1 Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat at home to Olympiakos had plenty of Gooners crying, but for other fans it had them crying with laughter.Even though Arsene Wenger’s comedy coat didn’t make an appearance, there was still plenty of banter flying around on social media from rival fans of clubs like Chelsea (yes, even though they lost) and Spurs.Get stuck in to this lot… unless you’re an Arsenal defender, in which case don’t get stuck in, particularly if you’re playing in the Champions League this season. Arsene Wenger, not wearing his big puffy coat last_img read more


first_imgMAJELLA O’DONNELL is to have a mastectomy.The wife of Donegal singer Daniel spoke as she was reunited with him after he returned from a six week tour.The couple are planning to spend Christmas in Donegal before going to Tenerife for the New Year. “I feel great. I think once you have chemotherapy out of the way, you feel on a high anyway because you don’t have to go through that – hopefully – again.“I’m fine, but I will be having a mastectomy but that’s prophylactic as they say. That’s preventative.“I don’t have it (cancer) at the moment – so anything I do from now on is to prevent it coming back.“It is a relief, I’m just waiting on the hair coming back now. I never quite took to the wigs, I always felt quite strange with hair that I knew wasn’t attached to my head.” Majella had her head shaved on the Late Late Show to raise money for cancer charities.She and Daniel will be back on the show tomorrow (Friday). MAJELLA TO HAVE MASTECTOMY IN BID TO PREVENT RETURN OF CANCER was last modified: December 12th, 2013 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:MAJELLA TO HAVE MASTECTOMY IN BID TO PREVENT RETURN OF CANCERlast_img read more

Ronaldo commercial partners release statements regarding rape case

first_img The 33-year-old is the cover athlete for EA’s newly-released game, FIFA 19 2 Two of Cristiano Ronaldo’s major commercial partners Nike and EA Sports have spoken out regarding rape allegations made against him.The Juventus forward, who is an ambassador for both brands, is accused of assaulting 34-year-old Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel suite in 2009. 2 Der Spiegel wrote that Ms Mayorga filed a report with the Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident.She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,00 (£288,000) payment for agreeing to never go public with the allegations in 2010.However, her lawyers are now looking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.Las Vegas police confirmed they had investigated the complaint in June 2009 but added they had no suspect in the case.A statement read: “At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description.“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided.” She requested the case be looked into again and it has now been re-opened, prompting multiple statements of response.Ronaldo had his say earlier in the week, as did Portugal and Juventus, however now Nike and EA Sports have reacted.A Nike statement read: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”CR7 is one of the brand’s star athletes and has been for multiple years.Meanwhile, EA Sports told The Hollywood Reporter: “We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo.“We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.” Ronaldo joined Juventus for £100m from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Has Three Earn All-MVC Awards

first_imgPEORIA, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team had three-student-athletes earn Missouri Valley Conference honors Thursday night at the MVC men’s soccer awards banquet in Peoria, Ill. In his first season, Enzugusi paced Drake in goals with five and he added one assist. He started 18 of 19 matches and led the team in shots with 36. Enzugusi scored one goal and collected an assist in Drake’s win over Valparaiso in the MVC Tournament. Leonard started every game this season at defender and helped the Bulldogs’ defense record four shutouts. He scored two goals and tallied one assist. In his four years, Leonard played in 67 matches with 63 starts, scored four goals and handed out three assists. Drake senior Mason Leonard (Overland Park, Kan.) was named to the All-MVC Second Team while freshman Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa) and graduate transfer Jake Taylor (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) garnered All-MVC Honorable Mention honors. They are the first career All-MVC honors for the trio.center_img The Bulldogs’ 2017 season ended Wednesday in the MVC quarterfinals with a 3-1 loss to Bradley. Drake finished with a 6-11-2 overall record. Print Friendly Version Taylor started every match at defender alongside Leonard in his first season at Drake after transferring from Marquette. He scored one goal and recorded two assists. Taylor’s best game as a Bulldog was in the 4-2 win over Valparaiso in the MVC Tournament when he converted a penalty kick and had one assist. Taylor and Leonard led the Bulldogs in minutes played at 1,696 and 1,673, respectively.last_img read more

Defense And Special Teams Lead Football In A 13-10 Win

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Defense and special teams helped lead the Drake University football team to a 13-10 victory over Marist Saturday afternoon in Pioneer Football League action and the team’s final home game of 2018.In a back-and-forth battle, Drake (6-3, 5-2 PFL) forced four Marist (5-5, 5-2 PFL) turnovers, including three interceptions by junior safety Will Warner (Pella, Iowa). Senior kicker Danny Donley (Tulsa, Okla.) made two field goals and senior wide receiver Steve Doran (Germantown, Wis.) hauled in his 10th touchdown of the season for the Bulldogs’ points.”I think our leading receiver today was Will Warner,” an excited Drake head coach Rick Fox said after the win. “He was outstanding and was a ballhawk who just made big play after big play today.”Drake’s PFL-leading defense held Marist to just 290 yards, including limiting the Red Foxes’ rushing attack to negative nine yards on 32 attempts.”We talk about them every week,” Fox said of the Bulldogs’ vaunted defense. “They just keep bringing it play after play and week and after week. That was critical today.”Late in the fourth quarter with Marist threatening to take the lead, Warner picked off quarterback Austin Day for the second time. Warner, who is now tied for the national lead in interceptions with eight, returned that pick all the way to the Marist 12-yard line. The Red Foxes held the Bulldogs to a field goal try, but Donley split the uprights from 24 yards out and led 13-10.Marist had one more opportunity after Donley’s field goal, but Day was sacked and two plays later, Warner delivered his third pick and returned it to midfield. Drake then ran out the clock and improved its all-time record against Marist to 7-0.Midway through the fourth quarter, Drake faced its first deficit at 10-3, but running back Drew Lauer (St. Peters, Mo.) picked up a first down on a fourth-and-one at Drake’s own 47, and one play later quarterback Grant Kramer (Northridge, Calif.) hit Doran in stride for a 53-yard touchdown and with Donley’s extra point the game was once again tied, 10-10.”Our offense was struggling but our guys kept believing and kept playing hard until we got the chance on that big play,” Fox added.Early in the fourth quarter, Drake’s defense once again came up with a huge stop. Day hit Juston Christian for a 67-yard reception but Christian was tackled at the Drake two-yard line by Sean Lynch (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.). The Bulldogs’ defense kept the Red Foxes’ out of the end zone on the next four plays, including a crucial pass breakup on fourth down.However, Drake’s offense couldn’t move the football with its back to its own end zone and had to punt. Kicking into a strong wind, Ross Kennedy’s punt only went to the Bulldogs 25 yard line. One play later, Day and Christian hooked up again, this time for a 25-yard touchdown as Marist grabbed its first lead of the game at 10-3.Marist scored its first points when a Kramer pass was picked off by Willie Barrett at the Marist 43-yard line and Barrett returned the ball to the Drake 31-yard line. The Bulldogs’ defense stymied the Red Foxes in their red zone once again as they settled for a 27-yard field goal attempt by Mateo Zapata. Zapata made the kick to even the contest at 3-3.Drake capitalized on an early Marist turnover for its first points. The Red Foxes forced a three-and-out and punt on the game’s initial drive but the punt returner Anthony Olivencia dropped the ball on a hit by Jeran Proctor (Johnston, Iowa) who also recovered the ball on Marist’s 42-yard line. The Bulldogs moved the ball inside the red zone but settled for a 38-yard Donley field goal and early 3-0 advantage.After a fumble by Kramer on a fourth down attempt, Marist drove all the way down inside the Bulldogs’ five yard line. However, Drake’s defense held and forced a short field goal by the Red Foxes. On the field goal attempt, junior Collin Seymour (Peosta, Iowa) flew in from the right side for the block as Gavin Dineen (Algonquin, Ill.) recovered the football.Drake closes the 2018 season Nov. 17 at Morehead State. Kickoff in Morehead, Ky. is scheduled for 12 p.m. CST. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Praise 940 KPSZ ESPN+ Listen Live Watch Live Story Links Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) at Morehead State 11/17/2018 – 12 PM Next Game: Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgMilford AC Marathoners get ready for their big day tomorrow.Hundreds of people from across Donegal will head to Dublin today to prepare for tomorrow’s Dublin City Marathon.The long miles have been done and tomorrow morning at 9am sees all that hard work pay off.Groups and individuals from across the county will be trying to put mind over matter for the 26.2 mile course. Mulroy College Milford teachers who are taking part in Monday’s Dublin City Marathon, Finnola Beirne, Angela Gallagher and Aisling McAteer. Missing is Laura Lynch and Phyllis Gallagher from Errigal College in Letterkenny.Among those taking part will be a group from Milford and also a group from Mulroy College in Milford.Father and daughter Labhaoise and Seamus Temple will be encouraging eachother all the way.Others include Ronan Brophy, Mickey Doherty and manager of the Finn Valley Centre Conor McGonagle.While it may be a first for some, one man from Letterkenny is somewhat of a veteran. Peter McGlynn from Bomany will be doing (at last count!) his 102nd marathon when he crosses the line tomorrow.Senator Jimmy Harte, who has completed twelve marathons in total, wished all Donegal athletes the best of luck.Senator Jimmy Harte proves he did the marathon!“I hope everyone gets around safe and enjoys themselves.“It’s a great feeling to take part in a marathon and anyone who does it should feel proud of themselves,” he said.ALL ROADS FROM DONEGAL LEAD TO DUBLIN MARATHON was last modified: October 27th, 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) Tags:donegalDUBLIN MARATHONlast_img read more

Cebu Pacific presents the world’s most cramped long haul A330

first_imgIn just four weeks time on September 9th, the Philippines low cost carrier, Cebu Pacific, will commence long haul flights between Manila and Sydney.  The carrier will begin flying between the two cities four times weekly using an A330.  But this isn’t just any A330, this is the world’s most tightly configured A330 with a whopping 436 Economy seats onboard.  Whilst competitive fares are guaranteed ($99 was the launch fare), comfort certainly is not.The aircraft is configured with nine abreast seating in a 3-3-3 configuration. That gives passengers just 16.5 inches (41.9cm) between armrests, which is a 3.75-5 centimetre reduction off the standard economy configurations found in economy cabins across Australia. The seat pitch at 30 inch is approximately 2 inches less than that offered by Qantas and Virgin Australia.The airline will be competing with other budget carriers including Jetstar, Tigerair, and Scoot. Whilst Tigerair and AirAsia have their passengers endure the world’s smallest economy seat pitch, just 28-29 inches, the flights are generally between two and three hours. Sydney to  Manilla is a whopping eight hours.   See Cebu Pacific’s in flight product and safety ratingCebu pacific’s closest competition is the successful AirAsia X which also operates a tightly configured A330-300 aircraft to Australia. However, the aircraft has one – two inches more legroom compared to Cebu Pacific and it also features a small premium cabin with business class seating including lie-flat beds. Unlike Cebu Pacific’s tightly packed 436 seat aircraft, AirAsia X only carries 377 seats.In Australia, low-cost carriers presently hold a 16.1% share of total international passenger traffic as of March 2014, with that figure expected to rise with the entry of Cebu Pacific. Although Cebu Pacific has yet to begin service to Australia, it is confident they will soon be looking to increase their capacity.Future growth  between the two countries is currently constrained by the Australia-Philippines aviation agreement. Under the current agreement, only 6000 seats per week are permitted between the two countries and that current weekly entitlement is already being used up entirely by Philippine carriers with Philippine Airlines using 4000 of those seats.In addition to this, unconfirmed reports suggest that Philippine Airlines may be looking at expanding its Australian services as early as October. According to PAL President Ramon Ang, the airline may consider expanding services to Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, and Brisbane. In addition, the airline may restore Perth to its existing Australian route network.  Although Philippine Airlines currently has a dominant presence in Australia, a recent downgrade in service from the airline’s Boeing 777 fleet to older A340 aircraft has left travellers less than impressed. Unlike the 777 that is equipped with personal in-flight entertainment and video on demand, the A340 aircraft only offers mainscreen entertainment.  With Cebu Pacific’s competitive fares, it may be a hard sell to the Australian market to justify spending premium dollars to  fly with the Philippine flag carrier until it truly offers a premium service.  Follow Sharon on twitterlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, September 7, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are making very few changes to the forecast this morning and are pretty much locked into some significant rains across the state this weekend as the remains of tropical system Gordon work through while interacting with a stalled frontal boundary. However, before we get there, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be in over the state today. Today’s action may fill in some of the holes that developed in yesterday’s coverage, but we still are really only looking at 60% coverage through the day today.Moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorm action moves in for tomorrow afternoon, but really our best rains will be from tomorrow night through Sunday and a early Monday.  Rain totals across the state can have a wide range, and models are all over. WE think the best look at it here give out last update ahead of the weekend is for a large part of the state to see at least 1-4 inches. Then, we can see a much smaller percentage of the state getting 4-6 inches or more. Coverage of rain in the state will be 100%. However, the most intense rains will be limited to about 20%. WE think the heaviest rains will be anywhere from the I-70 corridor up to the US 30 corridor, and then banding out from there. Realistically, anything over 2-3 inches will be too much from this one event…so it’s just adding insult to injury from there. Rain potential through Monday morning is shown at right, but remember…this is guidance only…not an exact location by location narrative the specific rain totals you will see.Rain does look to end a little sooner on Monday morning we may see dry air in already over western Ohio while showers and thunderstorms are still trying to exit the east. That dryness expands east through the day Monday, and should lead to a mostly dry Tuesday as well.Scattered showers are back for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We only see coverage at 30-40% on any of those individual days, but combined we are closer to 60% coverage for the 3-day period. Rain totals combined will be under half an inch.Finally, a nice, extended dry period comes in for next weekend (Saturday and Sunday on through Monday and now Tuesday (the 18th). Temps will be climbing for the period and we should see excellent drying conditions which will be needed. Rains are still on the way for the 19th, but that system continues to look rather minor and we are putting rain totals at half an inch or less with coverage at 70%. We still think this event could weaken further.Back to dry weather for the 20th, 21st and early the 22nd. Then we see a small-scale batch of disturbed weather coming in from the NW for the afternoon of the 22nd into the 23rd. Rains could give a few hundredths to half an inch max.Temps the next few days while the rains are falling will be cooler. Then behind the heavy rains temps start to rebound early next week and will continue to climb to above normal levels of the rest of the forecast window.last_img read more

Mobile Data Explosion: 75 Exabytes by 2015

first_imgsarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Also expected to grow dramatically is tablet device use, which will increase 205-fold from 2010 to 2015, the highest growth rate for any device category. Combined with smartphones, laptops and other portable tablet devices, this group of personal devices will account for 87% of the global mobile traffic by 2015.Tablets in particular will generate 248 petabytes per month by 2015 – that’s more than the entire global mobile network did in 2010 (237 petabytes per month)! The same will also be true for machine-to-machine connections – 295 petabytes in 2015. Worldwide mobile data traffic is due to increase 26-fold to 75 exabytes annually, says networking giant Cisco in its latest report, the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015. To put that in perspective, that’s the equivalent of 19 billion DVDs, 536 quadrillion SMS text messages or 75 times the amount of global Internet IP data (fixed and mobile data) in the year 2000.It’s also a major increase from Cisco’s report last year, which forecasted an increase to 40 exabytes by 2014.If you don’t know what an exabyte is, it’s 1 billion gigabytes. A gigabyte is a term you’re probably familiar with as most personal computer hard drives are measured in gigabytes (abbreviated “GB”). For example, a low-end MacBook Pro has a 250 GB hard drive.Compared with Last YearIn last year’s annual snapshot of mobile data traffic, Cisco had predicted traffic would jump from 0.09 exabytes per month in 2009 to 0.2 exabytes per month in 2010, and by 2014, it would reach 3.6 exabytes per month.Those figures (at least for 2010), were right on the mark – even a little lower than what the actual data collected ended up showing. According to this latest report, the monthly data traffic in 2010 was 237 petabytes per month, while Cisco had predicted 204.8 petabytes previously (0.2 exabytes = 204.8 petabytes). Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Contributing to the increased consumption, too, is the increasing global mobile network connection speeds. The average connection speed doubled from 2009 to 2010 and will increase 10-fold by 2015. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement By RegionMobile data traffic is now outpacing fixed broadband traffic, says Cisco. Last year, it grew 4.2 times as fast. The regions with the highest growth rates are the Middle East and Africa, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 129%.Latin America will have a 111% CAGR, Central and Eastern Europe will have a 102% CAGR, Asia-Pacific a 101% CAGR, Western Europe a 91% CAGR, North America an 83% CAGR and Japan a 70% CAGR. Tags:#mobile#NYT#Trends#web By 2015: 6.3 Exabytes per MonthNow Cisco is extending its earlier forecast to 2015, the year when mobile data traffic will reach 6.3 exabytes per month,  a compound annual growth rate of 92%.By 2015, there will be more than 5.6 billion personal devices, like smartphones and tablets, connected to mobile networks as well as 1.5 billion machine-to-machine nodes – a stat that’s equivalent to nearly one mobile connection for every person on earth, says Cisco.Today’s average mobile connection generates 65 megabytes of traffic per month, which is about 15 MP3 music files. By 2015, that will increase 17 times to 1,118 megabytes per month, or 260 MP3’s.Growth Trends: Mobile Video, TabletsThe continuing mobile data surge comes from, in large part, mobile video traffic. This traffic is expected to represent 66% of all mobile data traffic by 2015. Related Posts For a more detailed look into these findings, you can download the full report from here. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more