Spurs fans face travel hell for Leipzig tie with no direct flights to east Germany

first_imgTOTTENHAM fans were probably chuffed to bits to get RB Leipzig in the Champions League last 16 but their journey to Germany will be far from simple.Fans may no longer have to suffer the days of Europa League trips to far-flung corners of the continent and yet this tie is also not ideal travel-wise.2 Tottenham fans face a logistical nightmare trying to get to Leipzig for the Champions League last-16 clashThere are no direct flights from London airports to the eastern German city, requiring either an additional plane or train journey.This has created a conundrum for those hoping to watch the second leg after the sides were drawn together on Monday.Skyscanner recommends catching the 12.15pm flight from Heathrow on the day of the game, Tuesday March 10.Travelling via Dusseldorf over three hours, passengers land in Leipzig at 4.45pm – in time for the 9pm kick-off at Red Bull Arena, and can fly back the same way for £248.For the cheaper £158, a return via Cologne can be sorted that leaves at 5.35pm on the Wednesday and takes just over four hours.Such a lack of direct flights might compel supporters to fly into the nearby cities of Berlin or Dresden and complete their journey via train.2 The impressive Red Bull Arena, built for the 2006 World Cup, will await Spurs fans – if they can get thereCredit: Getty – ContributorSeveral flights from England land in the German capital every day and cost around £99 return, at time of writing.A train hop over to Leipzig will take less than 90 minutes, in addition to the one hour 50 minute flight and the connection to the train station.That will set you back around £20 per journey with a coach at just under £10 – but taking two-and-a-half hours.The historic city of Dresden is even closer, taking just over an hour on the train for the same price.latest champions league newsREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’CITY SITUATIONChampions Lg & Europa Lg to be played in ONE host city from quarters onwardREDS TEST2005 Champions League final quiz – How well do you remember Istanbul 15 years on?CRYING SHAMEPoch couldn’t stop crying after CL final as he talks for first time since axeEUR JOKINGCity, Chelsea & Man U’s dreams in jeopardy as govt impose quarantine on arrivalsRevealedLUK RAN OUTLukaku says he will NEVER forgive Chelsea flop AVB for 2012 Champ League axeRevealedRUSSIAN ROULETTEMan Utd’s 2008 Champions League Moscow heroes and where they are nowBut while flying over on the day of the game is an option costing as little as £80 on current rates, there are no direct returns to London until Thursday.In any case, unless the club lay on their own charter flights, travelling supporters will need to wait until the Wednesday to return.Finally, completing the journey from Tottenham to Leipzig via car will take at least ten hours but will take fans on a sightseeing tour through scenic locales such as Gent, Antwerp and Dortmund. Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says everyone has the same chances in the first knockout round of the Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Games Relay begins journey in Autonomous Republic of Bougainville

first_imgBy Quintina NaimeThe Relay takes the long drive down the island of Bougainville to Buin today.The Relay arrived at Buka airport to a traditional welcome with ladies washing the feet of all new arrivals into their province, to the great sounds of one of their large bamboo bands.Oil Search Ambassador Francis Kabano handed over the Baton to representatives from the newly elected House of Representatives.The Relay then headed around the island of Buka, with its first stop being the chamber at the House of Representatives where the Vice President, Patrick Nisira spoke of celebrating this gift of the Baton arrival as a symbol of unity.From there the baton sped across the island over new roads under construction and through cocoa and coconut plantations.The baton was then taken on a Relay around town with the games sponsors and community members taking part to run the baton past the business district, the coconut oil mill and the market and banana boat wharves.A canoe ride out along the busy and fast tidal Buka Passage to beautiful peaceful Sahano Island, the former centre of administration for the province finished the day.last_img read more

The female Eibar rises to Primera Iberdrola after two consecutive promotions

first_imgThe Eibar ladies’s coach, Iker Dorronsoro, thanked the footballers for the work they’ve finished all through the season. “Once we began it was all new, there have been many doubts. The begin within the league was not straightforward. On matchday 12 and 13 we have been very removed from the highest positions. You’ve proven plenty of work and plenty of humility to consider in what we have been doing. If not, it’s not potential to get the place we’ve arrived, “he pressured.“There aren’t any coincidences. I would like to thanks as a result of you’ve got confirmed to be tremendous humble. Always you’ve got believed in what we have been doing within the teaching workers. We’ve got been a group that rises by itself deserves and we’ve received it on the sector. Seeing the dynamics of the group, it was clear that we have been going to do it and we believed that we may even win the league. What has occurred has occurred and soccer in the meanwhile has to cease as a result of there are different priorities, “stated Iker Dorronsoro.Eibartarrak, forerunner of girls’s soccer in EibarThe ladies’s part of the Sociedad Deportiva Eibar (SD Eibar) was based in 2009, however ladies’s soccer started within the Eibar metropolis a lot earlier. In 1971, the primary pleasant soccer match was performed between two ladies’s groups on the Ipurúa discipline, even if it was prohibited through the Franco dictatorship for ‘younger women’ to play soccer (a typical macho thought virtually 50 years in the past). The Eibarresas defied the Francoist prohibition and performed a duel with charity.The Eibartarrak FT is the Eibarrés membership that has achieved essentially the most success in ladies’s soccer, which began in 1991. Thus, Eibartarrak competed within the Girls’s Nationwide League (Girls’s First Division) for a few years. ANDl Eibartarrak was runner-up within the Queen’s Cup within the 1998-1999 season, champion of the Tremendous Cup in 1999, and second within the league within the 2000-2001 marketing campaign (behind champion Levante). Though the Girls’s Tremendous League was created in 2001, the Eibartarrak was unable to take part for monetary causes because it was a modest entity.In 2003 the Sociedad Deportiva Eibar (SD Eibar) took over the ladies’s group of the Eibartarrak FT, which started to compete with the Barça colours and was renamed Eibar-Eibartarrak within the 2003-2004 monetary yr.In 2009 the female Eibar was born within the highest classIn 2009 there was a modification of the Girls’s Honor Division (most class), because the LFP (Skilled Soccer League) invited some golf equipment with skilled male groups to take part within the ladies’s elite, together with Eibar. The Eibarresa entity reached an settlement with the Eibar-Eibartarrak gamers and girls’s groups, which have been built-in into the Barça membership construction from the 2009-2010 season, by which the Eibarresas performed within the prime flight.The ladies’s Eibar once more spent two seasons within the ladies’s first division (2009-2010 and 2010-2011) till they dropped to the Second Division, after which to the Basque League. On the finish of the 2014-2015 monetary yr, on April 19, 2015, he was champion of the Basque League and managed to rise once more to the Second Division, a class by which he consolidated. The momentum that has been acquired by soccer practiced by ladies, allowed to see the primary assembly of the female Eibar in Ipurua, of a pleasant nature towards the Madrid heel within the 2016-2017 train.Within the 2018-2019 marketing campaign, Eibar completed in third place within the classification, behind the chief Osasuna and Alavés, within the Second Division (Group 2). By ending within the prime three, the Barça ladies managed to rise to a brand new class simply created for the present season (2019-2020), the Girls’s First Division B. The Eibar ladies’s group has risen to the First Iberdrola, the best class, after making it official on Friday by the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF), which has ended the 2019-2020 season due to the coronavirus. So, the azulgranas have managed to climb two classes in two consecutive campaigns, since within the 2018-2019 marketing campaign they have been within the Second Division.Though the competitors is unfinished, The ladies’s group of the Gipuzkoan membership is without doubt one of the two (together with Santa Teresa) who will play within the first division after rising within the workplaces by determination of the RFEF. Within the highest class, the place up to now 16 groups competed, there might be no decreases, so within the coming yr (2020-2021) there might be 18 groups within the Girls’s First Division.The ladies’s Eibar performed in one of many two teams (the North) of the Iberdrola Problem (Girls’s First Division B) within the present season (2019-2020), by which they have been labeled in second place, with 46 factors, behind a subsidiary (Athletic Membership B), 48 factors, which can not go up as a result of the rojiblanco first group is already within the prime flight. On match day 22 (30 video games had to be performed) he was forward of Barcelona B (45 factors), being a subsidiary he couldn’t have risen for a similar purpose, Osasuna and Alavés, who have been tied at 41 factors.The ladies led by the Barça coach, Iker Dorronsoro, have finished a terrific job. Though they began dropping within the league debut towards Osasuna, then they’ve solely recognized one other time the defeat towards Madrid CF Femenino B, in Unbe, the sector the place they often play. They’d 11 video games with out dropping (eight wins and three attracts) when the league was suspended on match day 22 by COVID-19 in mid-March.The Catalans have had 13 wins, 7 attracts and a pair of losses in 22 league video games, by which they’ve scored 37 objectives and have solely acquired 13 objectives. They’re by far the least scored of their group, thanks to the nice general defensive work of all.The eibarresas have made historical past and return to the best class, by which they’ve performed for two seasons (2009-2010 and 2010-2011).Digital celebration of the promotion by videoconferenceThe promotion has been held nearly, with the gamers and coaches confined to their houses. All of them have been linked in a a number of videoconference by which they’ve acquired the congratulations of the president of Eibar, Amaia Gorostiza, who has uncorked a bottle of cava to have fun success.“You’ve proven dedication, enthusiasm and braveness, you’ve got taken an enormous step ahead and you’ve got proven that with perseverance and sacrifice you’ll be able to obtain the desires and objectives you set for your self.“stated Amaia Gorostiza, in statements made on the web site of the Gipuzkoan membership.“It’s a large step and qualitatively it will likely be very completely different. It will likely be a problem that you’ll take with nice enthusiasm. What you’ve got to do is figure quite a bit and really arduous as a result of it won’t be straightforward, you’ve got to work to attempt not to be the one season within the First“stated the president.“Benefit from the second that’s historic for Eibar. Having the primary males’s and girls’s first group within the First Division is nice for a membership like us. I’m very excited, “stated Gorostiza.The Barça president regretted that the promotion couldn’t be held on a soccer discipline and within the streets due to the epidemic. “I’d love to be with you to have fun and hug, take a truck or a bus and undergo the streets of Eibar and have a terrific get together. The time will come after we do it, “he introduced.last_img read more

Ronaldo looks to end struggles

first_img Jeered by crowd He was jeered by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after another disappointing performance in a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Ronaldo has scored only two goals in the Spanish league – in a 5-2 win against Osasuna in September and a 6-1 rout at Real Betis two weeks ago. He also scored two goals in the Champions League, one in a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund and one in a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, when his free-kick goal started a late rally. The 31-year-old was among the Madrid players rested in the team’s 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. He is set to return to the line-up today when Zidane’s team tries to defend its Spanish league lead against promoted Alaves. Sevilla, one point behind Madrid, plays at Sporting Gijon also today, while third-place Barcelona hosts last-place Granada. Fourth-place Villarreal plays at Eibar on Sunday, and fifth-place AtlÈtico Madrid, which led the league entering the last round, hosts M·laga on Saturday. MADRID (AP): The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend was about whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his scoring slump. Real Madrid lead the league ahead of their match at Alaves today but not thanks to Ronaldo’s recent performances. The forward is enduring his worst start to a season since joining Madrid in 2009, having scored only four goals in nine matches. “When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” Madrid reserve forward Alvaro Morata said. “For us, he is the most important player in the team, and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine. He is a human being. Even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss.” Ronaldo also scored five goals in two games with Portugal, against Andorra and the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying, but that’s no reprieve to the demanding Madrid fans.last_img read more

President must reprimand/fire Ministers over CCJ comments

first_imgDear Editor,Two Government Ministers were reported to have said that Guyana is a sovereign country (whatever that means) so the CCJ cannot instruct Guyana how to run its affairs (including holding elections or replacing the Chairman of GECOM). The Ministers are wrong and are on a war footing for which there is no justification. The statements were made out of complete ignorance.Although I am not a lawyer, I am versed in constitutional matters and the concept of sovereignty. When I was doing doctoral studies in political science, my field of specialisation was international relations. But students were also mandated to take doctoral courses in each of at least three of five sub-fields. Two sub-fields I did were American constitutional law and international law. And when I undertook graduate studies in educational management to become an administrator in higher education, one requirement was courses in American Educational Law that focused heavily on Education Constitutional Law. I also taught constitutional law. Thus, I am knowledgeable on constitutional and international legal matters. I can say without any fear of being contradicted that the CCJ has sovereignty over Guyana because of a treaty the Government signed (the PNC Government at that) in 1973.Contrary to what the Ministers feel and say, the fact is, for the record, the CCJ is Guyana’s final court of appeal. The CCJ is part of Guyana’s sovereignty that happens to be located in another territory – not different from say, when the Privy Council was Guyana’s final court of appeal. So those two Ministers must be reprimanded for their statements – words of defiance against the court should be sanctioned (served with contempt charges for attacking the court which is a separate and independent branch of our Government). Can you imagine Government officers telling the Privy Council it had no jurisdiction over Guyana when the court had standing before the dictator Forbes Burnham broke the link without legitimate approval? No wonder the white people laugh at us for our stupidity. Already the judges in Guyana have shown they don’t know simple maths on how to calculate a majority and experience challenges in understanding what they read in the Constitution. I usually travel to the UK, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and throughout the Caribbean and in all of those countries, the Guyanese judges are being ridiculed making the diaspora feel embarrassed and insulted. Now, Ministers of Government are adding to the embarrassment by revealing their ignorance that they don’t know that the CCJ is Guyana’s court.Those of us who study international law or “domestic law” would now that the CCJ has jurisdiction and even if you are not schooled in law, common sense tells you that the CCJ has jurisdiction over Guyana’s and can compel Government officials or citizens to carry out acts.The CCJ can also order the arrest of officials for contempt although it has never done so in its history – that is the power of the court. The court should issue firm consequential orders and oversee their implementation itself since the Guyana courts seem to lack the ability to understand simple language.The two Ministers and others who made idiotic statements need a lesson on the concept of sovereignty and judicial jurisdiction. How can we have regional integration if we dismiss the rulings of the CCJ? Chastising or even firing the Ministers will send a signal that the Government respect the rulings.Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Battling Hull to leave Liverpool looking at the Europa League

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager looks ahead to Tuesday night’s clash between Hull and Liverpool and backs the Tigers to secure a draw [23/10] and all but end the Reds’ top four hopes.She also dismisses Liverpool’s chances of launching a title bid next season, and assesses the battle for Premier League survival, with Hull 2/1 to be relegated, Sunderland 8/15 and Leicester 9/2.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


first_imgSraith úrnua ina mbeidh pobail nach pobail Ghaeltachta iad in ann dul in iomaíocht lena chéile le bheith ina mBuaiteoirí G-Team 2011 agus duais €40,000 ó Fhoras na Gaeilge a bhuachan le húsáid chun a gceantar áitiúil a chur chun cinn. Beidh an clár nua agus nuálach.Tá Baile na nGallóglach ceann de na balite atà ag glacadh páirte sa seó nua agus chaith foireann ón Adare Productions agus TG4 tamall ag scannánú sa bhaile le linn an tsamhraidh.‘Seard atá sa ‘G-Team’  ina bhfeicfear pobail nach labhraínn Gaeilge ó cheann ceann na hÉireann agus dúshlán a thabhairt dóibh ár dteanga dhúchasach a úsáid ina saol ó lá go lá. An bhfuil do bhúistéir áitiúil in ann feoil a dhíol leat i nGaeilge? An bhfuil na tuismitheoirí áitiúla in ann go leor den teanga a fhoghlaim le scéal a léamh dáleanaí ag am codlata? Tá Ceannairí Foirne le Gaeilge i ngach réigiún againn faoi láthair lena mbaile féin a chur san iomaíocht agus le bheith i gceannas ar iarracht a bpobal ar ‘G-Day’ (Lá na Gaeilge).‘Séard a bheidh in ‘G-Day’ an lá a thiocfaidh na ceamaraí chuig an mbaile le féachaint ar an bpobal agus féile á reáchtáil acu agus dian-iarracht á déanamh acu an Ghaeilge a labhairt i gcaitheamh an lae.Beidh na ceannairí foirne i gceannas ar gach gné den ullmhúchán ag druidim le G-Day ar an lá féin. Beidh na ceannairí foirne freagrach as muintir an bhaile a spreagadh dul i ngleic le dúshlán an G-Team chomh maith, agus an Ghaeilge a úsáid ó lá go lá sna seachtainí roimh an fhéile.TG4 Dé Domhnaigh @ 20:00 & Dé Céadaoin @ 20:30 (Ón 15ú Eanáir ar aghaidh) Is iad na moltóirí ar an chlár:Lorcan MacGabhannChaith Lorcán tréimhsí  oibre le Conradh na Gaeilge, le  hÓgras, leBord na Gaeilge, ina Fheidhmeannach Sinsearach i mBord na Gaeilge , lebhForas na Gaeilge agus ó 2001 mar Cheannasaí le Glór na nGael. Isbunaitheoir agus Cathaoirleach é ar Ghaelscoil Thaobh na Coille ó 1995i leith. Ba cisteoir agus ball de Bhord Stiúrtha Gaelscoileanna Teo éó 2000 – 2004. Ba cathaoirleach é agus is ball de Bhord Stiúrtha ForasPatrúnachta na Scoileanna LánGhaeilge é ó 1996 go dáta.Rossa Ó SnodaighRossa, ceoltóir agus gníomhaí teanga agus duine de bhunaitheoirí anbhanna rac Gaeilge ‘Kíla’.   D’oibrigh sé go dian dicheallach leGaelscoil a bhunú ina cheantar áitiúil Cluainín Uí Ruairc, Co.Liatroma.   Bhí an-bhaint freisin ag Rossa le bunú an ‘Speaker’sSquare’ i mBarra an Teampaill i mBaile Átha Cliath agus is é a bhíonni mbun ‘Puball Gaeilge’ Electric Picnic gach bliain.Mary HanafinIarmhúinteoir meánscoile Gaeilge agus Staire í Mary Hanafin.   Chaithsí cheithre bliana déag ina Teachta Dála agus sa tréimhse sin bhí síina hAire Oideachais agus Eolaíochta (2004-08), ina hAire GnóthaíSóisialacha agus Teaghlaigh (2008-10), in hAire Turasóireachta,Cúltúir agus Spóirt (2010-11) agus ina hAire Fiontar, Trádála agusNuálaíochta (2011).BAILE NA NGALLÓLACH AGUS G-DAY (LÁ NA GAEILGE) was last modified: January 8th, 2012 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:BAILE NA NGALLÓLACH AGUS G-DAY (LÁ NA GAEILGE)last_img read more

DD Motoring: Russell Brookes and the Donegal connection

first_imgLast week rallying ace Russell Brookes passed away after a long illness, he was just 74.In the year 1974, he made one of his very few trips to the Donegal International Rally. He was seeded on the entry list that year at No 36 in his Ford Escort Mk1 RS 2000.Just one place ahead of a curly-headed Fermanagh man, Bertie Fisher also in an Mk1 RS 2000. Advertisement The story of Russell Brookes and his Donegal connection has more to do with his cars and how the ended up in Donegal than the great rally driver himself.Right through from before he was famous looking for that first works drive with Ford.The first of these cars was a Ford Escort MK1 Mexico which the late John Boyle paid £1150 for and competed in the 1973 Donegal in along with Johnny Mc Cafferty from Termon on the notes and sponsored by local Ford Dealership Mc Clean and McLaughlin.The late John Boyle at the Bonnet of his Escort Mk 2 LZP 85 which was originally created from an ex Russell Brookes Mk1 Escort Mexico. Photo Brian Mcdaid.That year the escort suffered transmission problems and the young Donegal crew were forced to retire. Advertisement Boyle then built a new Mk2, Ford Escort from a road-going Ford Escort 1.1 Popular and to that 1978 shell he transferred everything from Brookes old Mexico to produce that famous red LZP 85 Escort that John held onto all of his life.In the very early 80s, the late Bertie Fisher landed on a wet Galway International Rally in an ex Monte Carlo wide track Mk 2 Ford Escort which started its life in the Ford Works Team workshop built for Russell Brookes.It also appeared on the Circuit of Ireland in the hands of Billy Coleman in blue, sponsored by Ford of Ireland.Donegal’s Vincent Bonnar then purchased the ex Brookes’ RS 1800 from Fisher which was to give Bonnar his first-ever outright win on the Donegal International Rally in 1983, Making himself and Seamus Mc Gettigan the first all Donegal crew to win the event, Thanks to the Ex Brookes Escort.Breakfast with Brookes I always was a massive fan of Brookes for years. A group of us went to see him and all the other big names of the day at the full 5 days Circuit of Ireland, staying in Chimney Corner which was the starting point, on the Thursday night before the start.On a Friday morning, I slept in and was last down for breakfast.The place was packed, my crowd were jammed around a table with no room for me to sit with them.A waiter set up a makeshift table for me in the middle of the floor, much to the amusement of my so-called friends who were roaring over and taking a hand at me sitting on my own. Suddenly they all went quiet, as out of my view Russell Brooks walked into the restaurant decked out in his full “Andrews Heat for Hire” race suit and was faced with the same seating problem I had, he landed at my makeshift table and ask if the seat opposite me was free.Russell Brookes in his RS 1800 which went on to win the Donegal Rally in the hand of Donegal Vincent Bonnar and Seamus Mc Gettigan.I nearly covered him with coffee trying to get the words out, “Aye, No bother Russell, work away there,” I replied as if I was on first name terms with him all my life.My friend’s mouths dropped as they watched Brooks and me sitting yapping and enjoying a yarn over breakfast.Over that rally weekend, I name-dropped Brookes at every opportunity to the crew of spectators that were watching the rally with me.“Me and Russell were saying.” or “Brooks was telling me…” that sort of thing.Brookes and Colin McCreaIn 1991 another ex Brookes Ford landed in Donegal this time in the hands of Donegal’s James Cullen, who also competed in Brookes’ old RS1800 GVX 489T for a few seasons.Now It was an ex-works four-wheel-drive, Cosworth Sierra.A car that also was driven by the late Colin McCrea. As well as Russell Brookes. On the run-up to the Isle of man rally that year James had the car in Donegal to familiarise himself with it and when testing down at the back of Muckish.The Ex Russell Brookes Ford Sierra four wheel drive sitting in Tony Kelly’s old garage opposite Dunnes Stores which James Cullen and the Late Ellen Morgan competed in. Photo, Oran Grimes (Four Lanterns)On a September’s evening, the ex Russell Brookes Sierra was put through its paces and I was on duty to get a few photos of Cullens new car and his sponsors at the end of the test session.James asked if I would like a go for a run with him in the rally car which I gladly excepted and we set off down the road all strapped in for a fast run over Muckish.There are two things that I remember from the day.One was that James swapped seats with me and let me drive this state of the art rally car back over the mountain pass, and the other memory that still sticks with me was that of the late Frank Grimes, who was one of James Cullen’s principal sponsors from the Four Lanterns, out on the hillside that day, who captured a old black and white photo of me and James ready to head off in the ex Brookes Ford into the hills of Donegal.James Cullen and our motoring correspondent Brian McDaid in 1991 in an ex Russell Brookes Works Ford Four-wheel-drive Sierra on Muckish. Photo by the late Frank GrimesChances are there are far more ex-Russell Brookes machinery that made it way to Donegal over the years be it Fords, Talbot Sunbeams , DTV Vauxhall Chevettes Dealer Opel Teams Manta’s to name, but a few as Russell Brookes could sit in any car and get results, which were all painted in his signature Andrews Heat for Hire Colours. They were instantly recognisable.The first spectators from Donegal who were big Russell Brookes fans were the Orr brothers from the mountain top in Letterkenny, they even had a few cars painted in the Brookes colour scheme back in the day but we were unlucky not to find a photo of one of them this week.We do have a photo one oner of them old sun-visors from the seventies “Rally with Russell Brookes” thanks to Noel Orr for the photos of his old two-door Ford Escort, which had a Mexico engine fitted under the bonnet, an engine not unlike that fitted of the first Ex Brooks car that came to Donegal that the Late John Boyle from Manor purchased all them years ago.Happy Motoring FolksDD Motoring: Russell Brookes and the Donegal connection was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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

Flydubai crash

first_imgA FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 operating flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia has crashed while aborting its second approach for landing in bad weather killing all 62 passengers and crew on board. Air-traffic control, local emergency services and the airline have confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway.According to Aviation Herald the 737-800, registration A6-FDN had aborted the first approach to Rostov’s runway 22 at 01:41L due to weather and entered a hold initially at 8,000 feet, after 30 minutes at that altitude the aircraft climbed to 15,000ft. After about 2 hours of holding the pilots commenced another approach to Rostov’s runway 22.However at that time the winds were gusting 42 knots (78km/hr), According to Aviation-Safety.net ADS-B data recorded by Flightradar24 show the aircraft descending to an altitude of 1550 feet when it began to climb again at 3nm (5,6 km) short of the runway.It reached about 3975 feet until the aircraft entered a steep descent before impacting airport terrain.However the Rostov branch of the Emergencies Ministry told media that the aircraft’s wing touched the runway, causing the aircraft to break apart and burst into flames.The 737 had sufficient fuel for another 2 hours of flight and could have easily diverted to another airport as an Aeroflot flight had done earlier.FlyDubai is a Dubai based low cost airline formed in 2009 that operates to 95 destinations with 50 aircraft.Up to today’s crash it had a perfect safety record.CCTV camera footage posted on YouTube claims to have captured the moment of the explosion as the aircraft impacted the ground. See the video here:last_img read more

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to host Cattlemen’s Camp

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting their first annual Cattlemen’s Camp on October 15-16, 2016 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. This educational, fun-filled weekend will be a hands-on opportunity for youth and their families to gain experience with their beef projects. Attendees are invited to bring their calf project along for on-site training to prepare for the upcoming OCA BEST show season.Saturday will begin with a session titled “More Than a Banner” provided in part with event sponsor, Weaver Leather Livestock, and the morning session will also host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and showmanship seminar. A beef lunch will be provided to participants and their families that register before kicking off an afternoon of informative sessions including daily care of your calf including nutrition and a Cattlemen’s Skillathon Quiz Bowl competition among other activities. The evening will be kicked off with dinner, followed by tail-gating and big-screen televisions to cheer on the Buckeyes with your fellow campers.Campers will start Sunday morning off with a livestock evaluation and selection seminar presented by Hank LeVan, Ohio State University Livestock Judging Team Coach followed by washing their calves and preparing them for a day of clipping and fitting with Weaver Leather Livestock professional, Jon Gevelinger, from Texas. Participants will spend their day learning from one of the industry’s leading experts in daily care, fitting and showmanship. He will encompass all areas of the beef livestock project, both market animals and heifers and will be on-hand to answer questions one-on-one throughout the day.Sunday will conclude with a fitting contest comprised of teammates paired up at the camp. Winners of the contest will be provided awards at the end for their efforts and skills demonstrated. As an added bonus, all camp participants ages 8-21 will be entered into a drawing to win a new blower at the end of the Cattlemen’s Camp.Registration for the Cattlemen’s Camp must be submitted by October 1 and is $75 per participant; with family rates available. Participating families are able to bring their campers to the event for housing at a rate of $25 per night, electricity included. For more information regarding camping sites, contact 740-852-1654. Complete details regarding hotel accommodations and stalling cattle upon arrival will be updated at www.ohiocattle.org. For more information, contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736, emailbeef@ohiobeef.org.last_img read more