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Real Madrid hires Santiago Solari as coach until 2021

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Solari was appointed as the interim coach about two weeks ago to replace the fired Julen Lopetegui and was rewarded with a long-term deal after leading the team to four straight victories, putting it back on track in the Spanish league and the Champions League.The 42-year-old Solari is a former Argentina international who played for Real Madrid in the early 2000s. He had previously coached Madrid’s “B” team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThere had been speculation about Antonio Conte and Roberto Martinez as possible replacements for Lopetegui, but Solari gained the club’s confidence — and the approval of fans and players — with his impressive start in charge of the main squad.Madrid outscored its opponents 15-2 in the four matches under Solari. It had lost five of its last seven games with Lopetegui in command, being outscored 13-4. Real Madrid’s coach Santiago Herman Solari runs for a ball that went out of play during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID — Real Madrid is done searching for a new coach.The club said Tuesday it is sticking with Santiago Solari, giving him a permanent contract until June 2021.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Korver, Osman out for Cavs, now down 5 rotational players Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Solari was virtually unknown outside of Spain and few saw him as a front-runner for the Madrid job, but he has always been well-regarded within the club.He got the demanding Madrid fans on his side by making some popular choices early in his stint, including giving more playing time to Vinicius Junior, the young Brazilian who arrived amid high expectations but had been relegated to the “B” team under Lopetegui. The 18-year-old forward played well every time Solari put him in, showing he was indeed ready to be with the main squad.Players who had been struggling under Lopetegui also began thriving after Solari took over. Karim Benzema was one of them, scoring four goals in the four victories under Solari. The French striker had scored only once in the last 10 matches before Lopetegui was fired.The club had registered Solari as its permanent coach on Monday because local regulations prohibit teams from having an interim coach for more than two weeks.Madrid officials had been praising Solari but had not said they stopped looking for a full-time replacement for Lopetegui, the former Spain coach who was fired following a 5-1 loss to Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The club said the decision to keep Solari was made after a meeting of the board of directors on Tuesday.The coach helped Madrid move from ninth to sixth in the Spanish league, four points behind Barcelona. He also put the three-time defending European champions back at the top of its group in the Champions League, tied on points with Roma.Solari helped Madrid win the 2002 Champions League as a player as was involved in the build-up that led to Zinedine Zidane’s superb winner in the final.The former midfielder also played for River Plate, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.He had been coaching Real Madrid’s “B” team since 2016, taking over not long after Zidane left to coach the main squad.Madrid’s next match is at Eibar in the Spanish league on Nov. 24, after the international break.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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Local media undergo training on parliamentary reporting

first_imgThe Parliament Office has teamed up with the Canadian High Commission, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) as well as the Caribbean Association of Media Workers (ACM) to host a training workshop for local journalists to sharpen their reporting skills of parliamentary affairs.The two-day media training on parliamentary coverage is being held in Parliament ChambersThe two-day media training commenced on Saturday and aims to improve the media’s knowledge of parliamentary practices and procedures, improve the media’s understanding of its role in an evolving democracy and consider the tenets of journalistic ethics vis-à-vis parliamentary coverage.Speaking at the opening of the workshop, President of the GPA Nazima Raghubir, recognised the training as necessary, critical and important for paving the way for the media to be a responsible force in a growing democracy.“We the media have a major role to play in the development of this country as well as ensuring that the democratic processes and channels are intact. To do that, to play our role, to do our jobs we must be informed, we must be knowledgeable and most importantly, we must be responsible. I see this training, over the next twoAt the head table: GPA President Nazima Raghubir; ACM Executive Member Wesley Gibbings; Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee; and House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland at the opening of the media training on Saturdaydays, the beginning of a long overdue conversation and a critical conversation that we, the media and the Parliament including Members of the Parliament, needed to have,” she posited.Raghubir went on to say that this training opportunity should be used to understand respective roles and also to listen to each other so that the average citizens would benefit in the long run. The GPA President encouraged the participants to engage and have frank discussions during the workshop.Among the facilitators of the training session is Executive Member and former President of the (ACM), Wesley Gibbings, who underscored the importance of the Parliament and the media in a democracy. He noted that these two institutions are indispensible to the democratic process.“…We have these two institutions of Parliament and of the media because their chief functionaries comprising essentially journalists and politicians are two groups of people who love to hate each other. So we have these two groups of people who are in a perpetual station of contestation for different things. And the impact on democracy is that tensions between these two groups of people ought to be creative tensions that would lead us to a path of democracy and because of that democracy, on a path of a development,” the ACM Executive noted. Also joining Gibbings on the facilitator panel is Editor-in-Chief of Trinidad’s Newsday and former parliamentary journalist, Judy Raymond.Meanwhile, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee too highlighted the importance of such a training session, while reiterating her country’s commitment to supporting such initiatives.“In our democracies, the media is a fundamental part of political life. Their role is to investigate and examine facts to ensure that power is checked and that decision-makers are held accountable. The Parliament is the pinnacle of democracy and the media is the channel through, which the deliberations and the legislator are communicated to the people… Today, our task here is to improve the links that bond the people’s House with the people,” Chatterjee stated.On the other hand, House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland in brief remarks expressed appreciation to media operatives for participating in what he describes as forum to strengthen the relationship between the Parliament and the media.The training will conclude today.last_img read more

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Bruins’ Shipp is no longer winging it

first_imgAs Debbie Shipp listened to her son on the other end of the phone, she knew things were not well. Josh Shipp was talking about the pain in his right hip, how it hurt to walk, and sometimes even move. “He’s not a complainer,” Debbie said. “For him to pick up the phone and call me and say, `Ya’ know, I’m hurting. It hurts.’ You know he’s in pain.” Now healthy, Shipp said he has better explosion on his first step and is better at slashing to the basket than before his surgery. He is averaging 13.4 points per game, and his innate basketball instincts often allow him to track down loose balls and errant shots and put him in position for easy baskets. Bruins junior guard Arron Afflalo said Shipp’s value was noticeable last month, when the UCLA needed Afflalo’s last-second jumper to beat USC at Galen Center. Shipp sat out with a hamstring injury, and the Bruins struggled offensively. “I think Josh is kind of our X-factor,” UCLA sophomore power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute said. “He does everything.” Shipp’s jump shot has failed him lately, which he attributes partly to a lack of “pop” in his legs. He is shooting 29.6 percent from 3-point range, and his percentage has dropped to 17.6 in Pac-10 games. “I think it’s a little from the surgery because I picked up bad habits just playing around, shooting, because I wasn’t able to jump for a while,” Shipp said. “I was doing a lot of set shots and picked up on the habit. I’m trying to break it right now. I’m not jumping.” Shipp is averaging 3.7rebounds per game, and his defense is lagging, although it is not costing him playing time. Shipp is averaging 29.8 minutes per game, including 29 minutes in Pac-10 play. “The one thing he’s not doing as well this year as (he did as) a freshman is rebounding, in terms of his numbers,” Bruins coach Ben Howland said. “We need him to get better in that area, but also part of it is probably we’re a better rebounding team, so there’s a few less rebounds.” The road back was not easy, particularly because Shipp can be stubborn. He injured his hip on a fall during a summer-league game in 2005, but let the injury linger for a month before getting his hip examined. Shipp had a piece of loose cartilage, which was catching in his hip socket when he walked or ran, and had a ridge on the bone. The ridge was shaved down and the tear repaired. Although his doctors told him the hip would have improved flexibility, the recovery would take a year. But Shipp tried to return in less than three months. He played four games last season before deciding the pain was too great to continue. Playing on it was bad enough, but the next day the pain was excruciating. That is where Shipp’s stubborness took over. In the months after the surgery, even as Howland and the training staff pleaded with Shipp to be diligent in his rehab and to take his medication, Shipp did not always follow through. “I try not to take medicine,” Shipp said. “It’s the natural approach. (UCLA coaches and trainers) get on me about that. It hides the pain. I don’t want to mask it. If I have the injury, I don’t want to hide the pain. I want to fix, make it stronger. I don’t want to take pills every day of my life.” It wasn’t until the spring, Howland said a month ago, Shipp took his rehab seriously. Now, after a morning workout, Shipp spends 15 to 20 minutes being stretched out by the training staff. The same thing takes place after practices, and games. “My mom kept my spirits high whenever I was down,” Shipp said. “She knew what to say. We’re Christian, so she’s really religious. She said sometimes you’re going to have to go through adversity, but I’m on God’s plan, so that’s just part of it, and never question. Because I would question it a lot, say, `Why me?”‘ He no longer has a reason to ask that question. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rather than watching UCLA run through the Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA Tournament dressed in slacks and a sweater – or button-down shirt – from the end of the bench, he is the second-leading scorer for No. 2 UCLA, which plays host to No.19 USC tonight at Pauley Pavilion. “I just enjoy being out here now, more so than ever before,” said Shipp, a 6-foot-6 red-shirt sophomore wing. “My freshman year, I kind of wasn’t a practice player. I was all about the games. But even last year, just sitting and watching, I couldn’t wait to get out and practice. That’s all I had.” Shipp, who red-shirted last season, said he does not feel as if he missed out on last year’s run to the title-game loss to Florida because he practiced with the team late in the season and also traveled with the Bruins. His former roommate, Jordan Farmar, who is now a rookie with the Lakers, said not playing took a toll on Shipp. “His thinking was that he was going to let down the team, he was going to lose a year and fall back,” Farmar said. “(I told Shipp) just to stay confident and keep working. Everything happens for a reason. He did just that.” center_img The pain was physical, as he battled hip surgery, and mental, an anguish felt from not being on the court to help his team. A year later, Shipp still experiences occasional soreness, but he can live with it. last_img
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Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed who will be key to leading Manchester United to the title

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson thinks Manchester United could win the title now that David de Gea has committed his future to the club.De Gea was on the verge of completing a deadline day move to Real Madrid, but the transfer fell through because the relevant paperwork was not submitted in time.Soon after the deal fell through, De Gea signed a new four-year contract at Old Trafford and Ferguson believes that could prove to be a huge fillip to United’s title chances.“I think De Gea can actually win us the league,” he said.Ferguson spoke about a wide variety of topics during an hour-long interview in front of an audience of around 2,000 people at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Friday night.The Scot recounted stories in his new book ‘Leading’, which came out on Tuesday, and there was also an upbeat assessment about United’s chances of success under current manager Louis van Gaal.“We are second in the league,” said Ferguson, who won the title 13 times during his 26-year stewardship at Old Trafford.“We are in a good position because, (leaders Manchester) City hadn’t lost a game until last week and then United won at Southampton and the whole thing changes round.“Chelsea have lost a couple of games, Arsenal have lost a game, if you are there around New Year’s Day then they will have a good chance.”Ferguson also thinks the signing of Anthony Martial could help boost United’s chances of lifting the Premier League come May.United were criticised for paying £36million for the relatively unknown Frenchman on deadline day, but he has bagged four goals in his first four games.“The boy Martial, he could be anybody (he wants),” Ferguson said.“He doesn’t panic, the ball goes into him but he doesn’t panic, that’s a great asset. I don’t think you can teach that.”Van Gaal has said he will hand the reins over to his assistant Ryan Giggs when his contract expires in 2017, but Ferguson wonders if the Dutchman might reconsider his decision, just like he did in 2002.“You never know what Louis will do. When you get the bug it’s hard to leave,” Ferguson said with a smile.Ferguson believes Giggs is serving the perfect apprenticeship under the current United manager.“Ryan is getting experience under Van Gaal and he did under David Moyes, so I think his learning process is very good,” he added.“People have said it might be better for him to leave but I am not so sure about that.” 1 Sir Alex Ferguson last_img read more

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Liverpool fans urge Klopp to start ‘phenomenal baller’ after heroics

first_img REVEALED latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion What a great display from Shaqiri today. Was involved in almost every goal. Played out wide,but was much better in the number 10 behind the strikers. He needs more minutes for #LFC— Rafter Man (@MikeB_702) September 8, 2018 Most read in Premier League Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Shaqiri’s free kick that lead to the goal for Switzerland today. He bossed it today. He will be excellent for Jurgen and a ton of games coming up I expect him to start a few soon. pic.twitter.com/JIsbWxpwDZ— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) September 8, 2018 tense 2 Shaqiri HAS to start for Liverpool 🔥— Caz (@babat___) September 8, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Xherdan Shaqiri deserves first team start for #Liverpool. #LFC— Bikram Paul⚽ (@IamBikramPaul) September 8, 2018 Shaqiri caught the eye with an exceptional performance for Switzerland revealed Shaqiri will b a very decent 10 for us #LFC— mr busayo LFC (@labush8) September 8, 2018 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings He’s been on the pitch for just 27 minutes this season, having started all four of Liverpool’s games among the substitutes, and it’s hard to image Shaqiri displacing fellow forwards Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane in Klopp’s first-choice XI. Shaqiri need to start again to Tottenham next weekend… #LFC— SJohnson (@sheeun11) September 8, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY Xherdan Shaqiri lit up Saturday’s international football with a fine performance in Switzerland’s rout of Iceland.Playing as a number 10, Shaqiri scored one goal and played a key role in another, with his brilliant set-piece ability shining through. changes 2 However, his performance against Iceland caught the eyes of a number of Liverpool fans, who urged the club’s manager to select Shaqiri from the start.The supporters took to Twitter to react to Shaqiri’s performance, and you can see the best comments below… Shaqiri has been forced to play a supporting role for Liverpool Sounds like @XS_11official had a baller of a game tonight. Get in, even though it meant my Iceland were hammered #SUIISL #Shaqiri— matthew ashcroft (@AshcroftTheRed) September 8, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Xherdan Shaqiri needs to be starting for LFC, outstanding pre season and batterd Iceland last night… #LFC #YNWA #XS23 #Shaqiri— Arron Coles (@arron_coles) September 9, 2018 predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware Shaqiri was phenomenal with Switzerland playing as a number 10 scoring one and assisting one. I hope he can start for Liverpool soon.— Ronald Michael James (@Romija54) September 9, 2018 He was a menace throughout drifting along the forward line, and displayed a renewed energy in the defensive phase by pressing high up the pitch to win the ball; clearly Jurgen Klopp’s training methods are rubbing off on the 26-year-old.Shaqiri has only spent a couple of months under Klopp’s tutelage, having been signed by Liverpool from Stoke following the latter’s relegation from the Premier League. gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? #Shaqiri deserves more minutes in a @LFC shirt, what a talent @XS_11official pic.twitter.com/eTAmfvjsTP— Chris (@Chris2lfc68) September 8, 2018last_img read more

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GLENTIES TO HOLD ITS FIRST ANNUAL BUSKING FESTIVAL

first_imgIt’s already known for its fantastic community spirit.Glenties have won the National Tidy Towns competition and were just pipped at the post for the world record number of leprechauns!Now the town is to hold its inaugural busking festival. The festival takes place on the weekend of June 22nd, 23rd and 24th.Acts form across the country are expected to turn up in Glenties for what locals hope will become an annual event.And with €3,500 in prizemoney, the standard promises to be very high indeed.Rumour has it that even Oscar winner Glen Hansard is planning on giving it a go!  GLENTIES TO HOLD ITS FIRST ANNUAL BUSKING FESTIVAL was last modified: June 7th, 2012 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:GLENTIES BUSKING FESTIVALlast_img read more

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MOTORIST SERIOUSLY INJURED AT NOTORIOUS ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT

first_imgA DRIVER is in a serious condition in hospital after a single vehicle crash at a notorious accident blackspot in Co Donegal.The crash happened close to An Chuirt hotel at Meenaciung- on the N56 between Dunlewey and the turn-off for Bunbeag.The victim, who is in his 40s, has been taken by ambulance to Letterkenny General Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries. Gardai have sealed off the road and have begun a major investigation into the crash.The road will remain closed for the next few hours.The incident happened not far from where a mother and her daughter on holidays from the North died in an accident four years ago.“The road is now closed and diversions will remain in place for the next few hours,” said a Garda spokesman. The incident happened around 2.30pm when the motorist’s van collided with a hedge. MOTORIST SERIOUSLY INJURED AT NOTORIOUS ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT was last modified: May 4th, 2013 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:MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AT NOTORIOUS ACCIDENT BLACKSPOTlast_img read more

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CAF Champions League: Petro burns Kasasiros’ group stage dreams

first_img Tags: CAF Champions Leaguecharles lukwagoKCCA FCMike MutebiMustapha KizzaPetro de Luandatop Action between KCCA FC and Petro de Luanda on Friday afternoon. (PHOTOS/KCCA FC)CAF Champions League – First RoundKCCA FC 1-1 Petro de Luanda StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Friday, 27-09-2019LUGOGO – KCCA FC were eliminated from the 2019/20 CAF Champions League after drawing 1-1 with Angolan side Petro de Luanda on Friday afternoon.The Kasasiros who came into the game full of confidence after drawing 0-0 away from home, could not get the job done in the end.Petro de Luanda opened the scoring through Ricardo Estevao penalty after Isaac Mensah was brought down in the area by KCCA FC custodian Charles Lukwago.Mustapha Kizza equalized for the home side early in the second half but they could not find the elusive second goal that would have seen them storm the group stages.The result means the Kasasiros now drop into the CAF Confederations Cup where they will play in the playoff round for a spot in the group stages.For Petro de Luanda, they automatically enter the group stages of the CAF Champions League.KCCA take long to get started, pay dearlyKCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi described the first leg result (0-0) as a complicated score for his side and it looked to have haunted the players early in the game as they were neither attacking or defending.They however created two half chances in the opening ten minutes.First Nunda hesitated to shoot while through on goal and then Okello mis-controlled Muzamir Mutyaba’s lobbed pass and the ball went out for just a throw in.Okello then forced a low save from Elder Delgado after he was teed up by Herbert Achai.Allan Okello shoots the ball during the game against Petro de Luanda on Friday.The second half saw KCCA an improved side, creating better chances.Mike Mutyaba volleyed Filbert Obenchan’s pin-point accurate cross over with Delgado struggling.After a slick-passing move, Kizza dragged an effort wide from a promising position.However, he would not be denied twice as he hammered in the leveler on 57 minutes after pouncing on a lose ball just inside the area.The left-back could have doubled his and KCCA’s day’s tally moments later but his free kick was tipped over for just a corner by the alert Delgado.From the resultant corner, Mutyaba headed just over.KCCA’s best chance to win it fell to substitute Sadat Anaku but he failed to connect with Mutyaba’s fierce low drive while inches away from the goal-line.Inside the last 10 minutes, KCCA saw two penalty appeals waved away by the referee, both after defender Diogenes Joao looked to have handled in the forbidden area.In the end it was Petro de Luanda smiling into the lucrative group stages of the competition while it was an end to what promised to be an exiting campaign for the Kasasiros.Petro de Luanda see out professional performancePetro are only making their first appearance in the Champions League since 2010.After seeing off Lesotho’s Matlama in the previous round, they knew they would have to perform at their best against KCCA FC.Balancing both defending and attacking, Isaac Mensah shoot over after picking a poor clearance by Lukwago.Sengui Hermenegildo then saw a deflected cross tipped over for just corner.Midway through the first half, Ricardo Estevao had a shot pushed out for another corner by Lukwago.Late in the second half, Mensah nearly puts game to bed but his effort saved out for corner by Lukwago.Starting teamsKCCA FCCharles Lukwago (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Peter Magambo, Samuel Kato, Mustapha Kizza, Gift Ali, Herbert Achai, Allan Okello, Jackson Nunda, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mike Mutyaba.Petro de LuandaElder Delgado (GK), Sengui Hermengildo, Insua Musah, Diogenes Joao, Silas Satonho, Ricardo Quibeto, Augusto Carneiro, Wilson Gaspar, Isaac Mensah, Alberto Miguel, Jorge Caneiro.Comments last_img read more

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Donegal Ambulances on standby to help out over crew shortages in Derry

first_imgAmbulances staff in Donegal are on standby this weekend to help out their counterparts in Derry over a shortage of staff.It is understood that the NI Ambulance Service (NIAS) has appealed to its staff to come into work over the weekend as it is unable to fill rotas.Internal correspondence said NIAS has advised health trusts there are likely to be delays in response times for “less urgent” cases. NIAS is taking additional measures, including asking for assistance from the Republic of Ireland.Sources have told the media that the service is at least 19 crews short and the NIAS is at “crisis point”.The worst affected areas are the Western Trust, covering Derry, Fermanagh and Tyrone, and the Southern Trust.The National Emergency Operations Centre in Ballybofey, Co Donegal will be liaising with the ambulance depot at Altnagevlin in Derry to provide cover this weekend. A spokesman for NIAS said: “In relation to enlisting the help of National Ambulance Service, we have a memorandum of understanding for mutual aid in special circumstances.”The internal memo stated that the service has been “unable to completely fill our staffing rosters for various reasons”.It said this would impact on ambulance provision, particularly during night shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.NIAS management has advised the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) that it “may need to utilise their resources under strict conditions” and has called in operational managers to provide extra support.The spokesman for NIAS said in its statement: “With regards to the Air Ambulance, it is not a separate entity from NIAS. “The HEMS Service is provided in partnership with the Charity Air Ambulance who provide the helicopter and pilot through their Charitable Fundraising and NIAS provides the operational staff (Paramedics and Doctors).“The HEMS Service (air ambulance) is part of our response capability.”It also said NIAS will provide food and refreshments for ambulance crews and control staff throughout the weekend.Donegal Ambulances on standby to help out over crew shortages in Derry was last modified: August 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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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United producing crop of youngsters ‘will probably never happen again’ says Redknapp

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes Manchester United are unlikely to produce another crop of successful home-grown players.Having nurtured the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Gary and Phil Neville during Sir Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden years as manager, United have recently made a number of big-money signings in an attempt to improve their squad.The sale of striker Danny Welbeck to Arsenal has been seen as evidence of a change of culture at Old Trafford, with Ferguson’s former assistant Mike Phelan suggesting it showed the club’s youngsters are being given less chance to develop.And QPR boss Redknapp, whose side face United on Sunday, said: “It will probably never happen again when you get a group of kids come through in one spell.“They buy players in the main. They had the Busby Babes and then suddenly Fergie had a bit of luck, the same as I had a bit of luck at West Ham when six players came out of the youth team and played for England.“That can happen and it happened at United, who do produce more kids than most clubs because the best schoolboys want to play for United, so they’ve always got a better chance of producing players than other clubs.”Having finished seventh last season and made a poor start to this term, losing at home to Swansea, the Red Devils have spent big in the transfer market.The likes of Radamel Falcao have been brought in and Redknapp believes his team will face a very different United to the one Swansea embarrassed on the opening day of the campaign.He explained: “In the first game of the season, if you were Swansea, you’d be delighted going there because you looked at the team and it wasn’t a particularly strong United team in all honesty.“Now suddenly it’ll look a different team. They’ve brought some top players in. They’ve got quality players and I think they’re now capable again this year, certainly of being back in the Champions League positions.”See also:The Redknapp recap: Harry on Welbeck, Faurlin, FFP and moreFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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