Christensen ‘flies to Milan to get face mask fitted’ after breaking nose

first_imgANDREAS CHRISTENSEN flew to Milan on Wednesday to have a face mask fitted so he can play against Tottenham on Saturday.The Dane broke his nose in an accidental collision with Anthony Martial during Chelsea’s defeat by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday.8 Andreas Christesen has flown to Milan to have a nose mask fittedCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut the 23-year-old jetted to Italy to see a specialist so he could feature in this weekend’s crunch London derby, according to The Athletic.Christensen is said to have had a specialist mask fitted ensuring his nose is protected while still allowing him to play on Saturday.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesAnd he got through a training session today with the mask in place.Having received on-field treatment, the centre-back was subbed off at half-time as he was bleeding into his mouth.It is unclear how long the mask will have to be worn but supporters can expect to see him line-up against the injury-ravaged Spurs.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himBut Blues fans will be used to seeing stars in the masks with more than ten having been wheeled out at the Bridge in the last 15 years.Petr Cech, Paulo Ferreira, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azplicueta, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Cesc Fabregas, Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, Diego Costa and Pedro have all played with the protective face wear.Just a point separates fourth place Chelsea and fifth place Spurs ahead of the 12:30pm kick-off. 8 John Terry was another Blues centre-back who played in the maskCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Fernando Torres had his number nine on hisCredit: EPA8 Cesc Fabreags had ‘C4’ above his right eyebrowCredit: Corbis8 Diego Costa went for the plain black lookCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Demba Ba also went for name and numberCredit: Jamie McPhilimey – The Sun8 Ramires went rogue with his full name on the lower left cheekCredit: Getty – Contributor8 Nemanja Matic’s mask covered a large part of his faceCredit: PA:Press AssociationDele Alli was not happy after being substituted against RB Leipziglast_img read more

“Federer and Nadal did not agree with the manifesto promoted by Djokovic”

first_imgVasek Pospisil acknowledged in an interview on TNS the difficulties that existed in the circuit to help help to the gamers with the lowest rating. ANDThe Canadian acknowledged that the majority of tennis gamers supported this resolution, however that gamers like Nadal and Federer did not vote in favor. “Novak had the thought and about 80 Prime-100 tennis gamers signed the letter and 12 of the Prime-20 additionally signed however when Roger and Rafa’s flip got here they had been not in favor. They needed to go with themselves and speak to the Grand Slam and That goes in opposition to the essence of what we try to do. It’s unhappy as a result of I’ve had nice talks with Roger, he is a good man who helps the idea and who agrees on many different issues however who did not help our present motion. That stopped him a bit however in the finish the opinion of the majority counts greater than that of two tennis gamers. “Pospisil additionally highlighted the good attunement and affect that the three gamers have on the ATP Gamers Council. “I not too long ago informed somebody that in one in all the conferences I had Novak on my left and Roger on my proper and Nadal by his aspect and it was wonderful to be in the center of the three. When it comes to how the council works, it’s attention-grabbing as a result of you recognize that there are three very influential characters, very sturdy and with totally different opinions, however we work very effectively collectively. I used to be impressed by how Djokovic cares about the remainder of the gamers and low rating gamers and I don’t know if it’s the place he comes from or how he has grown, as a result of his household went by arduous instances when he was a toddler. I’ve a whole lot of respect for him. The presence of Roger, Rafa and Novak is necessary as a result of they’ve a whole lot of weight and assist our sport lots. After they agree on the identical problem, there isn’t any dialogue. When three of them resolve that one thing needs to be accomplished a method, it is extremely troublesome for there to be any sort of veto. “ The Canadian additionally mentioned the thought of ​​uniting the ATP and WTA circuits and despatched a message to Nick Kyrgios. “We have now a brand new boss at ATP and he has informed us that he has a brand new imaginative and prescient for skilled tennis. EWe’re doing some research and taking a look at knowledge and you recognize that tennis can do higher from a brand new posture with everybody round. We’re very fragmented, there are a number of conflicts of curiosity and totally different governments and every match acts in its personal means and they do not notice the best way to enhance the potential of tennis, so I feel they’ve had an excellent imaginative and prescient and if their plan is realized they’ll have a much bigger development in the sport and make it extra profitable. There have been gamers who’ve given their opinion with out having info as a result of they really feel that they’re saying one thing like Kyrgios, however I feel that there’s no one to provide their opinion once they have already needed to hearken to some issues and you haven’t been diligent, I’ve no downside telling you. “Pospisil additionally highlighted the significance of an excellent relationship between gamers and tournaments. “After all. Tennis wants massive adjustments. After 20 years I opened my eyes to see what number of issues there are in tennis and I requested myself why we had been not capable of change it having a lot relevance and to argue that with out tennis gamers there isn’t any tennis. HI’ve heard that we do nothing, that tournaments do what they need and it’s as if it had been a enterprise settlement, tournaments want us and vice versa. You solely have 100 tennis gamers on the ATP Tour who reside effectively in a sport that generates billions of {dollars}, it’s one thing now we have to arrange to vary it. Step one is that we’re all united and the second is that we examine what we have to change. Tennis is a really worldwide sport and becoming a member of is troublesome, however we’re seeing the gentle at the finish of the tunnel. “last_img read more

‘Proud’ Sablan asks for another season: Tigers will be ready next year

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We went on a rebuilding process, and the transition these players had to go through with having different coaches wasn’t easy and we had to start it from there. These players, wherever they end up, I know they will be good people. They won’t get into fights and they won’t start fights. That’s the values of UST that was instilled to us, to just play our game. Even though we’re banged up, we won’t retaliate. That’s the lesson I taught them, to be good people.”Sablan shared that he really tried his best to expose his wards to the best competition he can get in preparation for the season, taking UST to different leagues nationwide just for the team to be tested.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I did my part. I did my best. I took them everywhere just for us to play. Agusan, Davao, Malolos, Baguio, Subic, Pampanga, Cabanatuan, Laguna — we all played there because we knew that we lack in experience and exposure and for us to have that, we have to play,” he said.However, Sablan didn’t get the results he wanted. UST had a habit of losing early leads and faltering in the end as the inexperience showed. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a nightmare of a season for University of Santo Tomas but head coach Boy Sablan can sleep well at night knowing he had instilled good values in his players.“Even though we’re 1-13, I’m proud of these boys,” Sablan said on the heels of the Growling Tigers’ 88-85 win over University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “We can’t finish games. That’s where maturity and experience comes into play. All of the factors when it comes to our rebuilding process have worked against us,” Sablan lamented.But through it all, Sablan believed the losses will toughen his players in the long run.He is also proud of the progress of his players, who he claimed to have blossomed under his watch.“I’m happy for these players that we got a win. You know why? Because you can see their individual improvement in their time under me,” said Sablan, who raved about the development of some of his players like Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo, Eric Caunan and rookies Vaughn Soriano and Martin Romero.Amid talks of his ouster, Sablan pleaded for another chance as he sees a better UST team ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “I think you will all agree that one year isn’t enough to rebuild a team like this. It would be easier if we had a Kevin Ferrer or an Ed Daquioag, but we don’t. People are expecting us to deliver, but chemistry needs time to jell,” he said.“In a year’s time, those things have to happen with a longer period for us to bond. That’s why I’m saying for next year, give us another year, these guys will be ready.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson La Salle shows no quit in comeback win over Ateneo Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READlast_img read more

Returning Djokovic can’t wait to relight the ‘fire’

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m just glad to be back playing tennis, having an opportunity to compete yet again in the big tournaments. I’ve missed it,” he said Saturday at Melbourne Park.Djokovic has been sidelined with an elbow injury that had been progressively getting worse over the past few years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe said it got to the point where the pain on his serve was becoming unbearable, with a sustained period of rest the only cure.“It hasn’t been 100 percent yet healed. But right now it’s at the level where I can compete, and every day is getting better,” he said. “Throughout the tournament, I don’t know how it’s going to behave. Even if it’s 100 percent healed, after six months of no competition, you never know how you’re going to react.”But despite slipping down the rankings and only seeded 14 at the opening Grand Slam of the year, his confidence is high and he warned he could still go far.“I still know what I’m capable of, and I believe in my own abilities to win against the best players in the world,” he said ahead of his opening round clash against American Donald Young.“I know that if I get myself to the desired level of performance — mental and physical — that I can actually have a good chance to go far in the tournament.“Now, whether my approach is different to this year’s Australian Open to other previous years, probably yes. It’s different circumstances. But it is exciting. Honestly, it’s a good place to be.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Young insideThe 12-time Grand Slam winner is taking inspiration from his old rival Roger Federer, who at 36 and after an injury absence in 2016 came back with all guns blazing last year, winning another two Grand Slams, including Australia. “Roger and Rafa’s year last year has shown age is just a number, especially in Roger’s case,” said Djokovic, 30.“I mean, he’s (Federer’s) a great example of someone that manages to take care of himself, knows how to prepare well and peak at the right time. “He won a couple more Grand Slams. Who would predict that after his six months of absence, so everything is possible really. “I don’t know how my body’s going to behave this year or any other year. Right now all I can think about and where I can sort of, say, direct my energy is in the present moment.”Djokovic suggested recently that might still be playing at 40, and he said anything was possible so long as he still enjoyed what he was doing.“I love this sport, I really do. As I said, I’ve been quite content with my body, mind, spirit so far throughout my career,” he said.“The fire, passion, and love for the sport still burns inside. I have great support from my family and close ones and people around the world. I do feel young inside, you know.” Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over France’s Gael Monfils during the men’s final tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on July 1, 2017.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKSix-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic says he’s excited to be back after a long injury-enforced break, admitting he has missed the “fire and passion” of competitive tennis.The Serbian former world number one has been out of action for six months, and while he enjoyed having his first real break since turning professional, he is ready to get back to business.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

Ellen Strengthens Ties with Israel

first_imgIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday during her visit to Israel to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Haifa University, according to a report by Israel National News.President Rivlin welcomed President Sirleaf and her delegation saying, “As a leader of your country, and as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, you are a symbol, and it is a great honor for us to welcome you, knowing what you have done not only for your people, but for the whole world. We face similar challenges, and we are looking to the future. He said, “Israel is working to try and bring to an end the tragedy, the conflict, with the Palestinians. We have to respect the idea that they are here, and they have to respect the idea that the Jewish people have returned to our homeland, and this is difficult because there is no confidence between the communities.”Responding, President Sirleaf thanked her host for the warm courtesy received. “I visited Israel in 2007, and I have returned to help strengthen, and rejuvenate the partnership between our two countries, which has existed for many years, going back to Israel’s independence. Since that time, we have had collaborative work together in partnership,” she recalled. “Liberia has benefited from Israel’s experience in our development goals,” said President Sirleaf, stating, “This partnership was held up during our conflict, but I am pleased that since I came to office in 2006, we started again, and we have benefited from exchanges and cooperation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt uses parliamentary majority to pass Broadcast Bill

first_img…“we are traversing a road that is full of a whole host of dangers” – RoheeBY JARRYL BRYANA fiery exchange on Friday in the National Assembly heralded the debate on the Broadcast (Amendment) Bill, but when the smoke cleared the Government side nevertheless pushed through the controversial piece of legislation. The parliamentary Opposition asserted throughout the debate that the Bill was little more than a thinly veiled attempt to divest broadcasters who received their licenses in 2011 from the previous Administration, of their proprietary rights.But in her presentation, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes maintained that the reasoning for the Bill was because “there is insufficient Public Service Announcements (PSA) in Guyana.”She posited that this was an opportunity for private broadcasters and should not be seen as a burden. Hughes stressed that the legislation only seeks to further define the powers and functions of the existing Broadcasting Bill, in addition to providing protection from inciting racism and airing hateful programmes.Addressing the concerns raised with regards to the Amendment Bill requiring every broadcaster air one hour of Government oriented programmes daily, the Minister posited that “nearly all countries provide (these) requirements for public service broadcasting.”Hughes referred to several incidents in the past that form her observations –including drowning situations – where citizens were unable to save their fellow humans due to them being uneducated with regards to performing CPR.Referencing Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s claims that the Bill would infringe upon freedom of press, Hughes also lambasted the former President. Hughes’ accusations that Jagdeo, who was absent from the House, stepped on freedom of the press while in office, were hotly contested by the Opposition, forcing her at one point to withdraw certain statements until she had evidence.In making his presentation in the debates, Opposition parliamentarian Clement Rohee asserted that “this Bill has strategic objectives.” He lambasted the Prime Minister for saying that the Bill would be revolutionary and progressive since according to him, “the Bill is counter revolutionary and anti-progressive.”He maintained that this Broadcasting Amendment Bill was nothing but a campaign promise that Government had made, recalling mentions at the time that those who were offered licences “illegally” by Jagdeo, would have it revoked.Rohee warned that should the Amendment Bill be passed, “we are traversing a road that is full of a whole host of dangers.” He urged that the Constitution be followed and that Government hold consultations with the private broadcasters that would be affected by the clauses within the amendment.“There has been a loud outcry by the stakeholders for consultations… I refer to the Constitution which imposes on the Government to include and consult others who are of the view that their economic wellbeing is going to be affected.”Responding to Minister Hughes’ claims of Jagdeo handing out broadcasting licences to his “friends and family”, Rohee said that the Government was just “cherry-picking a few from a specific ethnicity just to make a political point.”Proprietary rightsIn his contribution to the debate, Attorney General Basil Williams refuted claims that licensees are guaranteed proprietary rights under Article 142 of the Constitution of Guyana. He stated that licensees granted a temporary license are not the outright owners of their frequencies.In his rebuttal, Nandlall read excerpts from a presentation made by current Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan when he was then the Leader of the Alliance For Change. In addition, Nandlall stressed that broadcasters who were granted licences by former President Bharrat Jagdeo have paid over $100 million from when they were granted licences in 2011.The former Attorney General also read a statement from the Guyana Press Association (GPA), in which reservations were expressed about the content of the amendments. During his presentation, however, he was greeted by heckles from the Government side that the Association had an axe to grind.Nandlall also debunked Williams’ assertion that outright ownership of a property was determined by holding an actual title. He reiterated that due process for dealing with the property of citizens acquired by the State was adequate compensation.“Any person vaguely familiar with the law knows that anything that has value fits the description of property,” Nandlall stated. “Anything that has economical value is property. The Constitution says that if you take away that property, in this case the licence, under a law then that law must provide prompt and adequate compensation.”In his closing presentation on the Bill, Nagamootoo asserted that the only consultations that are mandated are the consultations the Government had with the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) and the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU).However, he nevertheless asserted that the GNBA indeed had consultations with broadcasters in 2016. The Prime Minister declined to directly contest the arguments made by Nandlall, save to reiterate that Government is not empowered by the Act to infringe on the rights of broadcasters.As the matter was put to vote, opposition from the People’s Progressive Party resulted in a division being called. The Government side, already with a one seat majority, won the roll call vote.last_img read more

Chelsea’s Kenedy sent home over China slurs – Conte

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea defender Kenedy was axed from the club’s high-profile tour of China after the Brazilian put two offensive videos on Instagram about the countryLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 25 – Kenedy has been sent home from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Asia as punishment for his offensive social media posts about China, team boss Antonio Conte said Tuesday.The Brazilian defender was axed from Chelsea’s tour as the Premier League champions fought to avoid further embarrassment after the social media slurs sparked a furious response in China, a major market for European teams. The 21-year-old put two videos on Instagram, one of which contained a profanity and another of a security guard asleep and the caption: “Wake up China. You idiot.”Kenedy posted the messages ahead of a friendly against Arsenal in Beijing on Saturday and was jeered by the crowd during Chelsea’s 3-0 win.Chelsea had already issued an apology after saying that Kenedy’s actions caused “great offence and hurt the feelings of the people of China”.Kenedy, signed from Fluminense for £6 million ($7.8 million) in 2015, flew with Chelsea to Singapore over the weekend and trained with the team on Sunday and Monday.But, with Kenedy accused by Chinese media of humiliating their country, the Blues removed him from their pre-season preparations.“The player was sorry about this situation,” Conte said after Chelsea were beaten 3-2 by Bayern Munich in a friendly Tuesday.“We made this decision about the player, the player must know his mistake. He’s sorry for what happened and now he must go home.”Kenedy has also apologised and deleted the posts, but his future with Chelsea now looks in grave doubt.The full-back was sent on a season-long loan to Watford last term, but made just one substitute appearance before the spell was cut short.He went on to make two appearances for Chelsea after they wrapped up the Premier League title.Chelsea next face Inter Milan, in Singapore, on Saturday in another high-profile friendly.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe Loughs Agency is to re-open two of the six main Oyster fishing Beds in Lough Foyle which had been closed for the last number of weeks.Minister Joe McHughMinister of State Joe Mc Hugh TD and Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle O’Neill MLA jointly welcomed the move.Minister Mc Hugh said “The decision to open the beds, from 15th to 19th December, will create potential opportunity to catch up to an additional 25 tonnes (up to a value of €125,000) of Oysters in time for the Christmas market”. “I believe we have achieved a good balance between economic opportunity for local fishermen with a dividend for the local communities and the conservation imperative” he addedMinisters had jointly raised the issue at a meeting with the Agency last Friday’s asking the Agency to review its decision to close the beds and the approach to the issue of Oysters in the Foyle.Ministers had stressed the importance of scientific advice and analysis and had also emphasised the importance of wider considerations such as the management approach, long term sustainability and the direct and current impact on communities and fishermen around the lough.Minister McHugh thanked the Agency, Chairman, Chief Executive and Staff for the re-appraisal of the decisions on closure and of the broader issues around the fishery and hoped that the Fishermen and the Agency would work collaboratively on a management structure for the longer term to ensure the enduring viability of the resource. “I want to emphasise that sustainability and safeguarding this natural resource in Lough Foyle are the shared responsibilities of all stakeholders including the licenced fishermen,” Minister Mc Hugh concluded. OYSTER FISHING BEDS RE-OPEN ON LOUGH FOYLE was last modified: December 11th, 2014 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:donegalLough FoyleMinister Joe McHughOyster bedslast_img read more

Rekindled plans launch states into space race

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The promise of blasting thrill-seeking tourists into space is fueling an unprecedented rush to build snazzy commercial spaceports. The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing proposals from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to be gateways for private space travel. Depending on how environmental reviews and other requirements go, approval could come as early as this year and the sites could be ferrying space tourists soon after. The current spaceport boom recalls the mid-1990s, when the first spaceport fad generated hype but no real construction. Finally, technology may have caught up with starry-eyed plans. Aerospace designer Burt Rutan, who is building a commercial spaceship fleet for British space tourism operator Virgin Galactic, recently expressed his amazement at the flurry of proposals. For states that invest early, however, the long-term economic benefits could be substantial. A recent study commissioned by New Mexico predicted that its proposed hub could net $750 million in revenue and up to 5,800 new jobs by 2020. States with spaceports anchored by a reliable spaceliner and designed like a galactic Disneyland also could be a magnet for high-skill, high-wage labor and sprout cottage industries. The rush to build commercial space hubs is spurred by entrepreneurs who want to send rich passengers into suborbital space – a region about 60 miles above Earth. Several will build their rockets this summer with tentative plans to fly as early as 2007 pending regulatory approval. New Mexico, which inked a deal with Virgin Galactic last year to construct a $225 million spaceport on 27 square miles of desert, is expected to select a winning architectural design from six entries on June 2. While details of the spaceport designs are secret until a winner is chosen, tentative plans call for a complex built mostly underground. The facility, which would be funded by a mix of federal, state and local money, could open in late 2009. Virgin would have a 20-year lease on the facility. Until then, Virgin Galactic, founded by Richard Branson, plans to fly the first passengers from California’s Mojave Airport, from where the Rutan-designed SpaceShipOne became the first privately manned rocketship to reach space in 2004.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s almost humorous to watch the worldwide battle of the spaceports,” Rutan mused earlier this month at the International Space Development Conference. For decades, spaceports have been used mostly by NASA and the Pentagon to rocket astronauts and satellites into orbit. Traditional launch ranges are often spartan mixes of lonely launch pad towers, concrete runways and aircraft hangars. Many are located in remote coastal areas – Florida’s Cape Canaveral being the best known – so that debris won’t hit populated areas. The current spaceport boom promises futuristic complexes that evoke the Jetsons. But cashing in requires a gamble. None of the private rockets under development has been test-flown. And even once the FAA licenses any vehicles, the infant industry initially won’t boast multiple daily flights – at $100,000 to $250,000 a head, the market is decidedly limited. last_img read more


first_imgPictured is Paddy Dorrian, Glencar Inn presenting St. Eunans senior manager Alan O Connell with training kit and gear bags for the coming season. Also pictured are Senior players Catherine Fletcher (captain), Eliza Dorrian, Aoise Molloy, Mariosa Bryce and Eimhear BradleyST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS: We still need a couple of Qualified Coaches for the Cúl Camps (minimum Foundation Level) with 100 online bookings already received (thank you!). Contact Paul McGovern on 086-811 4151 to apply. Football Camp is July 25th – 29th and Hurling & Camogie August 8th – 12th.We are selling tickets for the County Players Training Fund in The Shopping Centre this Friday and we are looking for people to give us just one hour of your time between 10am and 6pm. If you can help, please call or text Alma with your name on 087-695 2551 asap.This Friday evening in O’Donnell Park we are hosting Spanish exchange students for Hurling / Camogie and Football between 6pm and 8pm. Eunan O’Donnell and Danny O’Donnell have kindly volunteered to help put them through their paces with hurling and camogie from 6pm until 7pm and then football from 7pm until 8pm. The students are aged between 11 and 15 years old. There is NO CENTURY CINEMAS SUNDAY ACADEMY this week due to the Ulster Finals in Clones.Anyone that ordered Ulster Final tickets can collect them this evening (Wed. 13th) in the Clubhouse between 7:30pm and 8:30pm.Have you entered our Open Golf Championship Game? Have you got anyone else to enter? Folks, this is Fundraising made simple!! With a €500 prize. Make sure you get in today by following this link: The Bingo Jackpot currently stands at €2,100 so don’t forget to come out to play or to help!! It’s slightly later at 9pm this week to accommodate the Ulster Finals.The U14 Dev. team beat the Gaels last night and will play the winners of Fanad and N. Colmcille, day and time tbc.The County Minor Hurling Final v Buncrana is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday in Burt at 7pm. It remains to be seen if the game will go ahead. Keep an eye on social media for updates on the situation.All roads lead to Clones once again for the Ulster Football Finals this weekend with Donegal taking part in both the Minor game at 12 noon and the Senior game at 2pm on Sunday. Best of luck to Niall O’Donnell, Aaron Deeney and Noel Keaveny in the Minor match and to Rory Kavanagh, Éamonn Doherty and Caolan Ward as well as Brendan Kilcoyne and Maxi in the Senior game.The Senior hurlers travel to Burt for a championship round-robin game on Saturday evening, throw-in at 7:30pm. The Juniors will take on Ardara at home on Saturday evening with a 7pm throw-in in the league.The Minor girls game set for Tuesday was postponed, training continues on Friday evening at 7pm.The Minor hurling championship final v Buncrana has been set for this Thursday evening in Burt at 7pm. The lads advanced to the final after a good semi-final win over MacCumhaills last week.The U16 boy’s footballers recorded another good win on Monday night beating Milford. Their next game is away to Gaoth Dobhair with day and time tbc. The Dev. Team are down for a home game with Downings again day and time tbc. The U14 Div. 1 football team wait on the winners of Termon and Malin in the Northern Board Championship Final. That game was originally scheduled for this Wednesday but is now delayed. The lads qualified after a great win over Gaoth Dobhair in a very competitive semi-final. The Dev. Team had a good win over the Gaels in the Shield on Tuesday and will now travel to Fanad or N. Colmcille for their semi-final.The U14 girls had a play-off game with Downings on Monday night and turned in a great performance to win by 3 points and they travel to Aodh Ruadh BS this Thursday night for their county semi-final.The U16 girls training is Wednesdays and Fridays from 7pm to 8.30pm.The U16 Camogie starts on Monday (18th) with a game away to Burt. Camogie training continues on Wednesday’s at 5:30pm. New players welcome.We have almost 100 bookings for our Cúl Camps Football Camp on July 25th – 29th, be sure to get signed up asap online at The hurling & Camogie camp is on between August 8thand 12th and is also available to book online.This week’s winning lotto numbers are: 4-9-12-17. Six winners matched 3 numbers and win €20 each: Sinead Flanagan, Glenoughty Close (DD member); John McFadden, Beechwood Rd; Ronnie Flanagan, Church Hill, Clones; Franco Carr, Elms, Glencar; Colin Boyle, Kilcar and Donal Kelly, Dooballagh (all Adrian Shields).Club Bingo will start at the slightly later time of 9pm this Sunday due to the Ulster Finals. The Jackpot currently stands at €2,100.We extend our sympathies to the family of Charlie Kerr, Glencar who is an uncle of big Vincent’s.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S OFFER CHANCE TO WIN €500 IN OPEN GOLF COMPETITION was last modified: July 13th, 2016 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:GAA notesSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more