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Dele Alli facing ban as FA investigate controversial video mocking coronavirus

first_imgDELE ALLI could face a ban after an investigation was reportedly opened by the Football Association over a video where the Tottenham player is seen mocking the Coronavirus.In the Snapchat clip, the midfielder filmed himself wearing a facemask in an airport lounge while a man of Asian appearance coughs nearby.3 Dele Alli was accused of ‘racism’ after posting the clip3 The England footballer filmed a man who appeared to be AsianHe posted the footage online with the caption: “Corona whatttttt, please listen with volume.”The camera then pans around to the man before a bottle of hand sanitiser appears alongside the remark: “This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”Alli has since apologised for the incident.And now Daily Mail report that the England international has been asked to explain the post to the FA.Quickly taking the video down, Alli said that he “left himself and the club down” via Chinese social media site Weibo.The 23-year-old stated: “It wasn’t funny and I realised that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club.England footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolatest football newsGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union boss”It isn’t something that should be joked about. I’m sending all my love and all my thoughts and prayers to everyone in China.”Some speculate that the FA may mirror the one-game ban and £50,000 fine dished out to Bernardo Silva following his public joke about Manchester City colleague Benjamin Mendy.In comparing the defender to the mascot of Spanish brand Conguitos, Silva was found by the FA not to have made a “racist” offence but nonetheless found him guilty of misconduct.The vast majority of the 910 Coronavirus deaths have occurred on mainland China with over 37,000 infected worldwide.3 Alli has played 28 times for Tottenham this seasonCredit: Reuterslast_img read more

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No trophies and I will go back home, vows Ssimbwa

first_imgSsimbwa who won the GOtv Shield with the club during his first stint now says he wants to win at least one piece silverware, the Kenyan Premier League title being top of his ambition.“This (winning trophies) is what I want. If I fail I go back to Uganda because two years in this team at least I want to get silverware. Wherever I have been travelling to I have gotten silverware. Here also, I want the same,” Ssimbwa told Capital Sport.The club endured a torrid period in 2016 due to lack of sponsorship but once a shirt sponsor landed at the beginning of last season, their fortunes changed and they were considered serious title contenders until Gor Mahia pulled away.Ssimbwa reckons it will be a tough charge for the title, picking out Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards and Tusker as three of the clubs he feels will offer the toughest competition.“It is not easy because every team is coming in to fight for the title. Gor Mahia have a very strong team, AFC Leopards have also put together a very strong outfit, I even saw Matano in Uganda. Tusker are there, Posta Rangers also, so it will not be easy. But we will fight. We are Batoto ba Mungu,” a confident Ssimbwa noted.Newly signed Sofapaka forward Ezekiel Okare attempts to make a pass under pressure from Maurice Odipo during a past training session at their Eastleigh High School base. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHis sentiments have been echoed by skipper Hillary Echesa who is confident that the team put together will be able to challenge for top honors.“I think we now have a very strong team and having finished second last season, the only way for us is up. We have to work hard and I trust with the players we have we can actually achieve that target of winning trophies. Everyone is up for it. The motivation and the spirit of the players is brilliant,” the experienced Echesa noted.Sofapaka have assembled a strong team for the new season with high profile players landing at the stable. Among the new faces at the club include strikers Stephen Waruru and Kepha Aswani who scored 13 goals each last season for Ulinzi Stars and Sofapaka respectively.Also joining the side is Burundi defender Mousa Omar, Ibrahim Kitawi and Elli Asieche from Kariobangi Sharks, Jackson Saleh and Vitalis Akumu from Western Stima, Teddy Osok on loan from Gor Mahia, Yussuf Mohammed from Muhoroni Youth as well as goalkeeper Ian Otieno who left AFC Leopards.Newly signed Sofapaka midfielder Ibrahim Kitawi attempts to make a pass under pressure during a past training session at their Eastleigh High School base. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThough Ssimbwa says the team is not as strong as the one he had in 2010 and 2011, he reckons it is a better team than last season’s.“I can’t say it is the strongest because to me I measure strength with the number of national team players I have. You can’t compare my squad with that of Gor Mahia. But overall I think it is better than last season,” the coach said.“But we have just started our pre-season training and we can’t really gauge them. We have to play friendly matches and see what they can add to the team and their strengths,” the tactician added.Meanwhile, Batoto ba Mungu will face Ssimbwa’s old employers Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in a friendly match next week with the Ugandan champions touring the country for training.Ssimbwa also said they would be travelling to Sudan for further friendly matches before they kick off their season at home against Bandari on February 4.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa strolls around during a past training session at the club’s Eastleigh High School training ground. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 15- Sofapaka FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa has vowed to leave his post at the helm of the club if he fails to win silverware in his second year in charge of Batoto ba Mungu.The Ugandan tactician re-joined joined the 2009 league champions at the beginning of last season and helped steer them to second spot finish having just managed to stay alive in the top tier on the final day of the previous season.last_img read more

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COUNCIL STAFF HELPED CATCH GANG WHO STOLE TWO-TONNE WATER PUMP FROM RESERVOIR

first_imgSHARP-eyed council staff helped catch a four-man gang behind the theft of a massive water pump from a reservoir, a court has heard.Darren Hegarty, from Doon, Newmills, admitted being part of the gang behind the raid at Loughkeel, Skerry, Milford on May 15, 2012.The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of theft. His solicitor Frank Dorrian told Letterkenny District Court that Hegarty was “extremely contrite” after the incident.The lawyer said Hegarty and the three others had taken the pump because they believed it had some scrap value.They didn’t believe it had been functioning.However two council staff spotted the men driving towards Letterkenny with the two-tonne pump on a trailer.Gardaí were called and the pump was recovered as it was being delivered to a scrap yard.Judge Paul Kelly was told that the driver of the vehicle will appear in court on January 14th 2014.He adjourned sentencing on Hegarty until then and asked for a probation report.COUNCIL STAFF HELPED CATCH GANG WHO STOLE TWO-TONNE WATER PUMP FROM RESERVOIR was last modified: November 25th, 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)last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid will try to sign Man United target once transfer ban is lifted

first_imgAtletico Madrid will return for Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette once their transfer ban is lifted, according to his compatriot Antoine Griezmann.Atletico are not allowed to sign any players during the summer transfer window after breaching FIFA rules regarding the signing of minors.That left the Spanish side’s proposed move for Lacazette in tatters and the forward completely in limbo.However it had been seen as good news for both United and Arsenal, who are keen on landing the pacy striker this season.But now his fellow Frenchman Griezmann, who is set to stay at Atletico this summer despite heavy interest from across Europe, says his club will go back for Lacazette.Discussing the transfer ban, he told Telefoot: “Yes it is a shame for him, because he would have come.“But in December, we will be knocking on the door again.” Could Alexandre Lacazette and Antoine Griezmann be playing together in 2018? 1last_img read more

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HARP-BREAKING AS UNITED STEAL DRAW IN CUP THRILLER

first_imgFINN HARPS came within five minutes of knocking Premier side Drogheda United out of the FAI Cup in a gripping clash in Ballybofey tonight.The Donegal side had to play the last half an hour with ten men and eventually cracked under the Utd pressure.Seven yellow cards, a 58th minute red card for Ciaran Coll and two goals lit up Finn Park in this cracking FAI Cup Cup quarter-final. And Harps can be proud of their performances throughout the pitch after being written off by all the pundits, the press and the bookies beforehand.Kevin McHugh had scored a stunning opening goal to give Finn Harps an incredible half-time lead here at Finn Park over Drogheda United.The Louth side were favourites to progress here – and you could have got 8/1 on Harps before kick-off.But a goal in the 22nd minute by striker McHugh after great work by Thomas McMonagle had Harps ahead at the break to the delight of their fans. It was almost a party atmosphere at half-time.Harps came out for the second period and competed for every ball as feet flew and tempers flared, and the ref got card-happy.But Michael Daly popped up five minutes from time to grab the equaliser – and force a replay in Drogheda next Monday.Peter Hutton’s men came oh so close.And they can go home tonight feeling that a battle drawn was a moral victory for the First Division outfit. They will be without Coll – sent off in the 58th minute – for the replay.HARP-BREAKING AS UNITED STEAL DRAW IN CUP THRILLER was last modified: September 13th, 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:HARP-BREAKING AS UNITED STEAL DRAW IN CUP THRILLERlast_img read more

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ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE: LAST-GASP GRIFFIN POINT SECURES SEMI-FINAL SPOT FOR DONEGAL

first_imgStephen Griffin scored a last-gasp point for Donegal to ensure their passage to the league semi-finals.A late, late point from Stephen Griffin secured a precious point for Donegal against Mayo at McHale Park which also ensured their passage to the Allianz National League semi-finals.Griffin pointed with literally the last kick of the game to snatch a draw for Donegal which ultimately ensured a semi-final meeting with Cork.Mayo were guilty of making a number of cynical challenges in the closing stages of the match, and had Donal Vaughan black-carded as they desperately tried to hold onto their one-point lead. But it was Stephen Griffin, the St Naul’s man who only recently returned to the Donegal panel under Rory Gallagher who ended up the unlikely hero.Donegal got off to a blistering start and raced into an early two-point lead through scores from Patrick McBrearty and Martin McElhinney.Mayo then hit FOUR unanswered points before Patrick McBrearty netted after an absolutely superb move.MacNiallais added two more points and Donegal led by FOUR approaching the interval. Mayo hit back with three points of their own through Vaughan, McLaughlin and Barry Moran.Donegal led by the minimum at half-time.The second-half was a cynical half with Mayo being the main aggressors as they engaged in the darker arts of the GAA.They got the opening two points of the half through Moran and McLaughlin to lead by one.Colm McFadden scored a peach to level before McLaughlin and Michael Conroy fired two quick points  over within a minute to put Mayo back in front. McBrearty levelled for Rory Gallagher’s side with seven minutes left to play but McLaughlin edged Mayo back in front from a free as the clock ticked towards injury-time.It looked like Donegal had ran out of time to get an equaliser and secure a semi-final spot until Griffin popped up at the death to score a superb leveller.Donegal can now look forward to their first Division One league semi-final since 2007.Donegal will face Cork in the semi-final which will be played at Croke Park. Tir Chonaill Abú.ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE: LAST-GASP GRIFFIN POINT SECURES SEMI-FINAL SPOT FOR DONEGAL was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUECorkdonegalGAAHome-page SportMayonewslast_img read more

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COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR DEREK RYAN TO PERFORM AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL THIS SATURDAY

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: On Saturday 12th September the praised concert tour from Derek Ryan and his band will be stopping off at The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and people are expected to come from near and far to catch a glimpse of the ‘Entertainer Of The Year’.Singer/ songwriter, Derek Ryan had recently released his brand new single ‘Bendigo’, which is the second single from his new album ‘One Good Night’, which is out now. 2015 so far has already been a whirlwind of success for Derek, and the singer/songwriter shows no signs of slowing down in his career.“I love what I do”, said the ex D-side member, “It is tiring don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t do it without my fans.“I know everyone always says that, but it’s true, not only do they buy the records – they keep me going! That’s why I love meeting my fans coming off stage, it’s like I’m putting faces to names I see coming up on my twitter and facebook all the time!”With TV appearances on BBC, RTE and TV3 this year as well as Hot Country, Ireland West and the Phil Mac Show along with appearances on radio stations and a concert tour throughout Ireland including a memorable concert at the prestigious Olympia Theatre, sharing a stage with the Dublin Hallelujah Choir, things just keep getting better for him and it doesn’t stop here The award winning concert tour includes a mix of old favourites, classic country and Derek’s own original material, and on this special night in Letterkenny, Derek will be joined by guest Frank McCaffrey.‘One Good Night’ is now on release, and Derek is currently doing a series of signings throughout Northern and Southern Ireland, please see www.derekryanmusic.com for further information.COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR DEREK RYAN TO PERFORM AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL THIS SATURDAY was last modified: September 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewslast_img read more

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New postal redundancy scheme may lead to widespread closures – Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has warned that the newly introduced voluntary redundancy scheme for post offices could lead to the permanent closure of local post offices across Donegal.The Fianna Fail Deputy was speaking following confirmation that Churchill Post Office and several others are to close shortly.Deputy Galagher said he placed Dail questions directly to the Minister for Communications but he ruled them out of order using the premise that it is a matter for An Post alone. He said “I raised very critical and serious questions regarding the terms and conditions of the scheme, and the further implications on post office services for areas should their existing post office close as part of this scheme. In the absence of any reply and engagement from the Minister and Department I became concerned.”Pat the Cope further added having examined the terms of the scheme approved by the Minister it is now apparent that any Post Office which avails of this scheme cannot reopen once the present office accepts the redundancy scheme.He added there seems to be no flexibility in relation to the terms of the scheme and it seems to be a foregone conclusion therefore that Post Offices will close as a direct result of this newly adopted approach by Government.Pat the Cope said this is a very poorly thought out scheme on the part of the Government and is very blunt in its approach to providing a basic service level throughout rural areas. He slammed “Once again this Government demonstrates it continuing failure to rural proof its policies before they implement them. If this scheme is allowed to continue in its present form it goes without saying areas will lose their post offices.The Minister for Communication may well attempt to hide from the questions raised but he cannot shirk his responsibility to providing a full and accessible post office network to rural areas.”He said he is now challenging the Minister to state categorically that no area will be left without a Post office when such area is clearly demanding the retention of Post Office services.“This could be the greatest threat to rural services in recent times and what is further the general public are oblivious to the potential consequences of this newly introduced scheme by the Minister and An Post management,” concluded Pat the Cope.New postal redundancy scheme may lead to widespread closures – Cope was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An PostChurchillClosuresdonegalPat The Cope Gallagherpost officeslast_img read more

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Madison Plains FFA gets visit from Ohio State student

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A visitor from The Ohio State University came to help the Madison Plains FFA chapter in a student teaching activity. David Jenner, Northeastern FFA alumni is majoring in Agricultural Education at The Ohio State University.During his time in the FFA Jenner was a very active participant. He received his State Degree, and this fall he will receive his American Degree at the 89th annual National FFA Convention. Jenner said he can see that the ag industry growing, more people are needed to educate the upcoming generations entering the industry.He wants to give back to the organization that helped him become the person today. When asked what message he wants to leave for the chapter members, Jenner replied with a very simple, yet meaningful message, “Don’t take the FFA for granted.” He explained the significance the organization has made in his life and encourage everyone to get involved and allow the FFA to do the same for them.The chapter would like to thank Mr. Jenner for visiting us and wish him the best of luck with his future career.last_img read more

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