Juventus Star Lemina Set For Southampton Medical

first_imgRelatedSouthampton Sign Guido Carrillo In Club Record DealJanuary 25, 2018In “England”Kenyan Midfielder Named Premier League Goal Award RecipientMarch 9, 2018In “England”Five Players To Historically Play For Bayern Munich And JuventusJuly 31, 2017In “Europe” Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina is reportedly set for a medical with Southampton on Sunday after they agreed a £13.5m with the Italian champions.According to popular media outlet ESPN, sources close to the 23-year old revealed that Southampton have won the race for him ahead of league rivals Stoke City.The Potters were favourites for his signature before Southampton usurped them in the battle for the Gabonese international.Lemina is now expected to be Southampton’s second major signing of the summer after defender Jan Bedranek, who joined from Polish side Lech Poznan on a five-year deal.The midfielder signed for Juventus in 2015 and endured lack of playing time under manager Maximiliano Allegri prompting his desire to secure a transfer from the club.In two seasons with Juventus, he has won two Serie A titles as well as two Coppa Italia crowns and has scored 3 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions.last_img read more

Man Utd fighting to be second best – Mourinho

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho effectively conceded the Premier League title to Manchester City on Friday, admitting that his Manchester United side are competing to be “first of the last” in the table.United lost in midweek at Tottenham, allowing their local rivals to open up a commanding 15-point lead, with just 13 games remaining.But Mourinho insisted that there is still plenty for his team to play for in the league this season, with second place and qualification for the Champions League his primary focus.“It makes me feel that they are doing so, so well that they are not letting the others come close to that, as simple as that,” said Mourinho when asked how City’s dominance made him feel.“With the number of points and improvement we have in relation to last season, in normal conditions the distance would be a distance that leaves the fight open.“And, at the moment, the fight is open for second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth but it is practically closed for the first.”However, the Portuguese insisted that falling short to Pep Guardiola’s rampant City, who have dropped just seven points all season, shouldn’t be classified as a failure.“If you tell me all six want to be champion and only one will be champion and the other five fail, I think is too pragmatic a way to look at it because you can do positive work and not win the title,” added Mourinho.“I cannot say that we are doing bad or Tottenham is doing bad or Chelsea is doing bad because the number of points we have are a very reasonable number of points.” Mourinho was talking ahead of the home Premier League meeting with Huddersfield, where United will mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster that falls on Tuesday.The United manager paid his respects to the tragedy that shaped his club’s history but insisted that it is also vital that they return to winning ways.“It’s not because of this Munich disaster that the game becomes important for us,” he said. “The game is important because we need points to be the first of the last, we have to try to finish second.”– Better than last season –And Mourinho challenged his players to shrug off the after effects of defeat at Spurs to continue their upward curve in the league this season compared his debut campaign at United last year.“We were first for a few weeks and then we were always second, I don’t remember us being fourth, fifth or sixth, we have been there since the beginning of the season, better than last season in every aspect – points, position, number of goals scored, conceded, better in everything.“So we have to try to stay there and is not easy because there are very good teams. Chelsea is champions again, (had a) fantastic (transfer) market, Liverpool is a great team, Arsenal improved a lot in the market, Tottenham is a fantastic team and they are five points behind us.“So we are doing quite well, with some negative moments, Wednesday was one. It is very important to do better than last season and try to win something, and, if not, do better.”United look set to be without midfielder Marouane Fellaini for several weeks due to a knee injury, but Mourinho had more positive news on Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who he hopes can both return before the end of the month.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Local golfers slow out of the gates at the B.C. Junior Golf Championships

first_imgKootenay golfers did not get off to great starts on the home track at the B.C. Amateur Junior Golf Association Championship Tuesday at Rossland/Trail’s Birchbank course.Brenan Moroney of the home course heads the nine-player West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf contingent shooting a 4-over-par 76 to sit eight strokes behind the leaders — Kevin Kwon of Pit Meadows and defending champion Adam Svensson of Surrey.The two leaders opened with a 5-under-par 67.Moroney had his round going in the right direction, starting on hole 10 and playing the first nine holes 1-under-par.However, the round fell apart as Morony bogeyed the first six holes of the back nine to finish in a tie for 45th spot.Kevin Bennett, also of Rossland/Trail, is one back of Moroney with a 5-over-par 77. Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake is tied for 74th at 79 followed by Alexander Rugg of Champion Lakes and Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake tied for 89th spot with 80.Braden and Tyler McKay of Rossland/Trail sit in 120th spot with 82s while Garrett Underwood of Champion Lakes and Kevin MacDonald of Salmo are 128th and 136th, respectively.Round two goes Wednesday when the field will be cut for the final two rounds of the 72-hole tournament Thursday and [email protected]last_img read more

Bombers struggle at Fulton Maroons hoop tourney

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers took it on the chin at the annual Fulton Maroons Senior Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.The Bombers lost all three games to teams from the Okanagan. LVR opened with a 48-28 loss to Rutland Voodoos Friday.Devyn Parker led the Bomber attack with 12 points while senior forward Samantha Einarson added six.Saturday morning during the Breakfast Special, LVR dropped a 55-26 decision to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna. Once again Parker, with eight, and Einarson, with six, led the LVR attack.Later in the day, Princess Margaret of Penticton outscored the Bombers 32-23 in the second half to escape with a 56-45 win.Senior guard Melinda Halstead had eight points to lead LVR. Parker, named the tourney MVP for the Bombers, added seven.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: England beat Germany in play-off to claim third place

first_img1 England captain Steph Houghton celebrates as England claim bronze at the 2015 Women’s World Cup The England Women’s side claimed the biggest win in their history on Saturday night as Fara Williams’ extra-time penalty sealed a 1-0 win over Germany and a third-placed finish in the Women’s World Cup.England had never beaten Germany in 20 previous attempts but Mark Sampson’s side matched their opponents throughout the 90 minutes and, when Tabea Kemme fouled Lianne Sanderson in the area, it was Williams who claimed the glory with just 12 minutes left on the clock.Goalkeeper Karen Bardsley had made two stunning saves to keep the scores level in normal time and the Lionesses claimed a famous victory against the pre-tournament favourites.A bronze medal was the silver lining of a brilliant tournament for the Lionesses, having suffered a devastating semi-final exit at the hands of Japan through an injury-time own goal.England could have gone behind in the first minute were it not for the reactions of Bardsley.Sara Dabritz supplied an inviting cross and Lena Petermann headed low towards the near post but Bardsley did well to get down and turn the ball around the post.England’s hopes of World Cup glory were ended by an own-goal in the semis and they nearly fell victim to another as Jo Potter and Bardsley got in a mix-up while dealing with a high ball, with captain Steph Houghton coming to the rescue with a crucial acrobatic goalline clearance.Germany – who beat Ivory Coast 10-0 in the group stages – had started the better but the Lionesses had a golden opportunity in the 12th minute as Lucy Bronze – the only England player nominated for the tournament’s Golden Ball award – crossed towards Houghton on the edge of the six-yard box but the skipper could not get a solid connection and Nadine Angerer made a routine save.England grew in confidence as the game went on and they impressed out of the half-time blocks, but Bardsley was required to make another impressive save in the 53rd minute – Sasic put the cross into the box and Dabritz met it with a volley but the goalkeeper did well to turn the ball around the post.That chance seemed to spur the two-time world champions into action and they began to dominate possession and looked the more likely to score, with Simone Laudehr seeing a header from a corner saved.But Jill Scott should have handed England the lead with 15 minutes to play when Bronze and Eniola Aluko combined to find her in space in the penalty box, only for the midfielder to delay her shot and allow the Germany defence to close down the chance.With the addition of the pacy Aluko, Sampson’s side finished regulation time by far the stronger and were swarming all over their opponents but they could not find the goal to avoid extra-time.The first half was typically cagey but Houghton was needed to block away Laudehr’s cross and the midfielder then put a free header wide from the resulting corner.The game looked like it would be decided from the spot and so it proved just two minutes into the second half of extra-time as Kemme was penalised for holding back Sanderson in the box.The referee pointed to the spot and, after some falling out between the players, Williams stepped up and slotted the ball coolly low to the keeper’s right.Germany applied late pressure, with Bianca Schmidt missing a gilt-edged header to take the game to penalties, but it was England who held their nerve to make history.last_img read more


first_img‘I’ll see you at the finish line’. This runner seems confident! ALL PICS BY JOE BOLAND OF NORTH WEST NEWSPIXAlmost 200 runners and walkers took part in Convoy GAA Club’s 5K.The winner was Karol Doherty of Inishowen AC in an excellent time of 15.58 followed by Stephen Connors of Foyle Valley AC in 16.44.The following is a list of those who took part and their times.1 15.58 Karol Doherty Inishowen2 16.44 Stephen Connors Foyle Valley AC SM3 16.48 John McElhill Finn Valley AC SM4 17.10 Conor McDevitt Individual SM5 17.13 Seamie O’Donnell St. Marys GAA M406 17.17 Alan McGinley Lifford AC SM7 17.25 Terry Murphy Individual M408 17.28 Tommy McCallion Rise Running Club SM9 17.42 Charlie McElwaine Lifford AC JM10 17.48 Martin Mooney Inishowen SM11 17.55 Niall Elliott Lifford AC SM12 18.03 Rodney Campbell Foyle Valley AC M4013 18.13 Gary McFadden Bolt SM14 18.14 Frankie Bradley Foyle Valley AC SM15 18.14 Martin Dunleavy Foyle Valley AC M4016 18.32 James Donaghey Convoy AC M4017 18.36 Conor McGinley Lifford AC JM18 18.38 Liam Prunty St. Marys GAA SM19 18.43 Peter McMenamin Individual SM20 18.43 John Taylor Convoy AC M5021 18.45 Connor Conaghey Individual SM22 19.20 John McFadden Individual SM23 19.22 Martin McGlinchey Convoy AC SM24 19.23 Joe McCarthy City of Derry M5025 19.33 Mitchell McLaughlin Finn Valley AC SM26 19.33 Barry Mackey Letterkenny AC M5027 19.45 Adrian McHugh Individual M4028 19.58 John Moore St. Marys GAA JM29 20.19 Deirdre Shiels Foyle Valley AC SW30 20.30 John Anthony McMullan St. Marys GAA M4031 20.37 Noel Mailey Convoy AC SM32 20.39 Martin Crawford Individual SM33 20.45 Josephine Donaghy Convoy AC SW34 20.46 Ton Bangert Lifford AC M5035 20.46 Wilson Craig Lifford AC JM36 20.57 Annalisa Mullan Bolt Running Club SW37 21.19 Ronan O’Donnell St. Marys GAA JM38 21.21 Gary Gillen St. Marys GAA SM39 21.25 John Craig Lifford AC SM40 21.29 John McElwaine Lifford AC SM41 21.29 Gemma McGlinchey Convoy AC SW42 21.30 Paul McGlinchey Letterkenny AC SM43 21.30 John McGlinchey Letterkenny AC M4044 21.38 Paddy Gallagher Lifford AC M4045 21.45 Paul McMullan St. Marys GAA SM46 21.55 Pat Byrne Killybegs Swaling M5047 22.00 Eugene McGinley Killybegs Swalings AC M4048 22.00 Conor Bonner St. Marys GAA JM49 22.02 Sean O’Donnell Killybegs Swalings AC M5050 22.05 Daniel McMenamin St. Marys GAA JM51 22.12 Vera Haughey Individual F5052 22.17 Ciaran Allan St. Marys GAA JM53 22.32 Rajesh Meehan Raphoe Runners SM54 22.32 Terence Quinn Raphoe Runners M5055 22.38 Ian Alexander Individual M4056 22.49 Paula Donaghy Convoy AC SW57 22.58 Eugene McGinley Raphoe Runners M5058 22.58 Johnny Ward Tirconnail M5059 23.04 Rhonda Porter Lifford AC SW60 23.06 Cathy De-Ward St. Marys GAA SW61 23.06 John Porter Individual SM62 23.07 Barry Gildea St. Marys GAA SM63 23.07 Jerome Duffy St. Marys GAA JM64 23.09 Siobhan Barrett-Doherty Milford AC F4065 23.12 Niall McGlinchey Convoy AC SM66 23.13 Evan McBride St. Marys GAA JM67 23.23 Sarah Doherty Convoy AC SW68 23.37 Bernie Martin KCR F5069 23.39 Seamus Lyons Individual M4070 23.44 Edel McCarthy Foyle Valley AC F4071 23.47 Michael Patton St. Marys GAA SM72 23.51 Goria Donaghey Finn Valley AC F5073 23.52 Aoife McLaughlin St. Marys GAA SW74 23.54 Ernie Pollock Killybegs Swalings AC M5075 24.06 Dee Griffen Convoy AC F4076 24.08 Brian Duffy Individual M4077 24.09 Frances Wilson KCR SW78 24.14 Wesley Vance Individual SM79 24.15 Aaron Baxter Individual SM80 24.19 Marjan Bangert Lifford AC F5081 24.25 Victoria Kelly St. Marys GAA SW82 24.28 Billy Brodenok Killybegs Swaling M5083 24.29 Monica Harkin Convoy AC SW84 24.43 Niamh McGlinchey Convoy AC SW85 24.48 Sean Patton St. Marys GAA JM86 24.49 Keaton Ramsey Individual SM87 24.54 Mark McBride Individual JM88 24.55 Kayleigh Smith Convoy AC SW89 25.06 Martin Fowley St. Marys GAA SM90 25.06 Charlie Doherty KCR M5091 25.09 Mary Doherty Convoy AC SW92 25.14 Lorraine Boyce Individual SW 93 25.16 Linda Macbeth Raphoe Runners SW94 25.17 Elaine Parke Convoy AC SW95 25.18 Jason Walsh Lifford AC M4096 25.23 Martina McGee Tirconnail F4097 25.23 Lorraine Delaney Tirconnail F4098 25.35 Aoise Gildea St. Marys GAA JW99 25.35 Cathal Browne St. Marys GAA JM100 25.54 Charlie Deeney St. Marys GAA SM101 26.02 Fiona Deeney St. Marys GAA SW102 26.03 Conal McDermott St. Marys GAA JM103 26.03 Denise Moss Aghyarnan F40104 26.04 Blaithin Gildea St. Marys GAA JW105 26.12 Yvonne Wauchope Melvin WJR F40106 26.17 Neil McDonnell Individual SM107 26.17 Kendra Wilson St. Marys GAA JW108 26.22 Eanna McDermott St. Marys GAA JM109 26.23 Sue Byrne Finn Valley Fit For Life F40110 26.24 Conor McDaid St. Marys GAA JM111 26.32 Teresa McMenamin Aghyarnan SW112 26.36 Eileen Morning Individual F40113 26.51 Sarah Toye St. Marys GAA SW114 26.54 Niall Sweeney St. Marys GAA JM115 26.55 Margaret Williamson Melvin WJR SW116 26.59 Enda Eilliot Slevin Raphoe Runners M40117 27.05 Robert Buchanan Convoy AC M40118 27.10 Mary Martin Finn Valley AC F50119 27.10 Dolores McGlinchey Finn Valley Fit For Life F40120 27.15 Erica Wilson St. Marys GAA SW121 27.16 Brian O’Donnell Individual JM122 27.59 James Mullen Individual SM123 28.02 Joleen McHugh Individual SW124 28.21 Ben McMenamin St. Marys GAA JM125 28.23 Liam Porter Individual M40126 28.24 Louise Goudie Raphoe Runners SW127 28.28 Mary McGranaghan Raphoe Runners SW128 28.34 Nuala Allan Raphoe Runners F50129 28.42 Aimee Bonner St. Marys GAA JW130 29.08 Paul McDaid St. Marys GAA SM131 29.12 Heather Hunter Aghyarnan SW132 29.16 Marie Gallagher Aghyarnan SW133 29.22 Gemma Patton Melvin WJR SW134 29.38 Ann Strain Convoy AC F40135 29.38 Nicola Gregg Convoy AC SW136 29.41 Nia Loughlin Individual SW137 30.46 Lydia Fowley St. Marys GAA SW138 30.46 Eimear Sweeney St. Marys GAA JW139 30.46 Jason Patton St. Marys GAA JM140 30.52 Tara Hughes Convoy AC SW141 31.15 Stephen Kerlin Lifford AC M40142 31.26 Kathie Lindsay Individual SW143 31.26 Mark Lindsay Individual SM144 31.37 Melaine Baxter Individual SW145 31.39 Evan McCloskey Individual SW146 31.42 Ashling Dunne Individual SW147 31.43 Gerard Patterson Letterkenny Run4Fun SM148 31.54 Roisin O’Connor Lifford Couch to 5k SW149 32.27 Linda Patterson Individual SW150 32.41 Eimear Byrne Finn Valley AC SW151 33.06 Ann McDaid Individual SW152 33.15 Madge Toye G4M&O SW153 33.42 Maraget Mullen Finn Valley Fit For Life F40154 34.46 Angela McHugh Individual SW155 34.46 Michael McHugh Individual SM156 34.58 Emma McNamee Individual SW157 34.59 Aisling Hennessey Individual SW158 35.55 Lisa Kerlin Lifford AC SW159 36.08 Eamonn McBride Individual Walker160 36.17 Louise McBride Individual Walker161 36.26 Donna Walsh Lifford AC F50162 36.36 Shania Browne St. Marys GAA Walker163 36.36 Caoimhe Browne St. Marys GAA SW164 38.01 Ciara Cairns St. Marys GAA SW165 38.01 Edel Wilson Flynn St. Marys GAA SW166 38.05 Frank Gillen Killybegs Swalings AC M40167 38.28 Mark McCarron Individual Walker168 38.28 Evanne McCarron Individual Walker169 39.03 Wendy Toland Individual F40170 39.03 Jacinta Gillespie Individual F50171 39.13 Dina Patton St. Marys GAA Walker172 39.13 Ciara Gallagher St. Marys GAA SW173 39.18 Darragh Patton St. Marys GAA Walker174 39.19 Katie Allan St. Marys GAA Walker175 39.42 Zoe Walsh Lifford AC SW176 40.06 Danny McBride Individual Walker177 40.16 Patricia Guthrie Individual F50178 40.16 Brid Sweeney St. Marys GAA F40179 40.49 Wanda Patton Melvin WJR SW180 43.01 Ellie O’Donnell Individual Walker181 43.21 Linda O’Donnell Individual F40182 43.28 Elizabeth Cunningham Individual SW183 43.28 Aoife Doherty Individual SW184 43.59 Clare McMenamin Individual SW185 43.59 April Moore St. Marys GAA F40186 44.45 Tina Quinn St. Marys GAA F50187 44.45 Anita Gildea St. Marys GAA F40188 44.55 Julie Patton St. Marys GAA SW189 44.58 Carolyn O’Donnell G4M&O F40190 45.54 Wesley McClean Individual SM191 46.59 Maraget McDaid Individual SW192 46.59 Rachel McGee Tirconnail Walker193 47.55 Maggie McDaid Individual F50194 47.55 Willie Piper Individual M50195 48.44 Bernard McMenamin Individual Walker196 49.58 Cathryn McGlinchey Individual SW197 57.11 Rose Harris St. Marys GAA WalkerALMOST 200 TAKE PART IN CONVOY 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: August 12th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Red Bluff falls in Oroville tournament championship to Lassen

first_imgOroville >> Every time the Red Bluff High boys basketball team would make a run or answer a Lassen field goal, the Grizzlies would have an immediate response. Usually it came off the hand of Wyatt Del Carlo or Wyatt Martin as the two combined for 40 points to lead Lassen to the 65-56 win over Red Bluff in the 24th Dennis Burnum Tournament final hosted by Oroville Saturday night. “We didn’t have enough good stretches,” Red Bluff coach Pablo Vazquez said. “There were times where we played …last_img read more

A’s eager to see what catcher of the future Sean Murphy can bring to pennant race

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — A’s manager Bob Melvin was a catcher, and so was Ray Fosse, the team’s radio and TV analyst. And they both like 24-year-old Sean Murphy, who was making his major league debut Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.“He hits, he hits for power, he takes his defense seriously — he’s a defense-first guy. He frames (pitches) really well, he’s got a really strong throwing arm, loves being the quarterback …last_img read more

Why Stuff Evolves: Not Having Stuff Would Be Terrible

first_img(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The delicate yet effective choreography of DNA Damage Repair was described by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in terms of amazement: “Safeguarding genome integrity through extraordinary DNA repair.”  DNA repair is essential for health: “To prevent not only gene mutations but broken chromosomes and chromosomal abnormalities known to cause cancer, infertility, and other diseases in humans, prompt, precise DNA repair is essential.”    But can something evolve just because it is needed? Homologous recombination is a complex mechanism with multiple steps, but also with many points of regulation to insure accurate recombination at every stage.  This could be why this method has been favored during evolution.  The machinery that relocalizes the damaged DNA before loading Rad51 might have evolved because the consequences of not having it would be terrible.That seems an odd way to describe evolution.  If evolution is a chance process with no goal or purpose, it would not care if something emerges or not.  How can a mindless process “favor” a method?  How would a mindless process “know” that the consequences of not having something would be terrible?  How would that motivate a non-mind to produce machinery and complex mechanisms to avoid terrible consequences?Let’s extend this logic to other areas:The constants of physics became fine-tuned because the consequences without it would be terrible.Earth emerged because the consequences of not having one would be sad.Life emerged because the consequences of not having it would be a lonely universe.Eyes emerged because the consequences of not having them would be blindness.Flowering plants emerged because the consequences of not having all that color would be boring.Mathematics emerged because the consequences of not having it would make science inaccurate.A college education emerged in your brain because the consequences of not having one would be hard on your career.Fire trucks emerged because the consequences of not having them would be disastrous.Missile defense emerged because the consequences of not having it could be catastrophic.The machinery that repairs DNA might have evolved because the consequences of not having it would be terrible.The consequences for intelligent researchers who misuse logic in support of evolutionary myths should be terrible.  Instead of Charades, let’s play Truth or Consequences.last_img read more

Five die after drinking toddy in UP; three policemen suspended