Stable Notes By Ed Golden – Friday, May 22, 2020

first_imgMANDELLA GIRDS FOR BIG HOLIDAY WEEKENDRichard Mandella has horses entered in four stakes this Memorial Day weekend and hopes to celebrate the holiday in style.On Saturday, the Hall of Fame trainer has United in the Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes, and on Monday, Memorial Day, Voodoo Song for the Grade I Shoemaker Mile, Siberian Iris in the Grade I Gamely Stakes and Jolie Olimpica in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes.United and Jolie Olimpica loom heavy favorites.Jolie Olimpica, a four-year-old Brazilian-bred filly, won all three races in her native country by a combined margin of 13 ½ lengthsShe captured the Grade III Las Cienegas at 5 ½ furlongs on turf in her U.S. debut Jan. 11 before running second by a half-length after leading until the shadow of the wire in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at a mile on grass Feb. 22.The Monrovia, at 5 ½ furlongs on turf, will mark her first start in three months, and Mandella is confident that down the road the chestnut miss owned by Fox Hills Farms will have success going two turns.“She will, eventually,” he said. “With all the rest she’s had, for the Monrovia I went back to how I trained her when she first came here.”All her recent works have been above average, topped by a bullet 1:12.20 for six furlongs on April 23.United will be making his first start since returning from Dubai, where he missed the March 28 Sheema Classic“He’s doing very well,” Mandella said of the Giant’s Causeway gelding who at 51-1 came within a head of upsetting Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita last Nov. 2.Mandella shrugged off thoughts of undue pressure he might experience by sending out strong favorites. “Pressure,” he said, “is being 51-1 and wondering how to put food on the table.”Siberian Iris will be making her first start in four months, since finishing third in the Grade III Astra Stakes at a mile and one half on turf.“I’d rather the race be further, but this is what it is,” Mandella said of the mile and an eighth Gamely.Voodoo Song will represent Mandella and owner Barry Schwartz in the Shoemaker. The six-year-old English Channel horse has not raced since March 21 when he had an eventful trip finishing sixth in the Grade III San Simeon Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs over a good turf course.The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In’ Challenge Race in the United States this year. It entitles the nominated winner automatic entry into the 2020 TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Nov. 7.The Whittingham, race eight of nine with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Desert Stone, Abel Cedillo, 8-1; Multiplier, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Bold Endeavor, Mike Smith, 20-1; Synthesis, Geovanni Franco, 30-1; United, Flavien Prat, 6-5; Originaire, Umberto Rispoli, 5-2; and Rockemperor, Irad Ortiz Jr, 5-2.O’NEILL HAS THREE FOR THE DAYTONA MONEYFor a consistent Grade I winner with six wins, seven seconds, six thirds from 28 starts and earnings of more than three-quarters of a million dollars, Cistron has a lot of non-believers among bettors.He has been favored only twice in those 28 races, although he could be the betting choice in Saturday’s contentious Daytona Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf.However, that’s not stopping Doug O’Neill from triple-teaming Cistron, a son of The Factor who won the Grade II Kona Gold, was second by a head in the Grade II Triple Bend, and won the Grade I Bing Crosby and the Grade III San Simeon in his last four starts.John Sadler trains Cistron for principal clients Kosta and Peter Hronis. A full horse at age six, primarily a sprinter, Cistron is adept on turf and dirt as victories in graded stakes on both surfaces attest.O’Neill had six of the 17 horses nominated to the Grade III, $100,000 Daytona for four-year-olds and up. He entered French-bred Murad Khan, Grade II Woodford winner Stubbins and Wildman Jack, the latter recently back from Dubai where he set a track record of 1:07.60 going six furlongs on a good turf course in the Grade I Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint on March 7.“Having three in the same race is the result of not running for a couple months,” O’Neill explained. “I have a lot of fresh horses ready to go and we’re blessed in the turf sprint category right now, so we’re excited.“Wildman Jack won by nearly five lengths on the Meydan track in Dubai, so that was incredible. He really flourished over there and he continues to do well. He’s got a great post and new jockey in Hall of Famer Mike Smith. It’s a tough race but he’s got a big chance.“If Stubbins had a clearer trip in the Breeders’ Cup and the race had been 5 ½ (furlongs) instead of five, he might have got all the money that day (instead of rallying from 10th entering the stretch and finishing fourth, beaten only three lengths). Credit to the McShanes (owner McShane Racing, LLC) for giving him time off.”Stubbins, a four-year-old Morning Line colt, has not run since the Breeders’ Cup last Nov. 2 but has been working forwardly. He shows a bullet five furlong move in 1:02.20 at San Luis Rey on April 28.“He’s come back really well, so we’re excited about him and looking forward to a great second half of the year,” O’Neill said.Murah Khan is a seven-year-old gelding by Raven’s Pass out of the Sadler’s Wells dam Lady Elgar. “He’s our seasoned veteran,” O’Neill said. “He’s long in the tooth but he’s back with Abel Cedillo who’s won on him before. He should be running down the lane.“I think we’ve got three live chances.”The Daytona, race five: Sparky Ville, Geovanni Franco 20-1; Stubbins, Umberto Rispoli, 3-1; Murad Khan, Abel Cedillo, 10-1; Blameitonthelaw, Drayden Van Dyke,20-1; Cistron, Victor Espinoza, 5-2; Wildman Jack, Mike Smith, 2-1; and Texas Wedge, Flavien Prat, 3-1.PRAT ENJOYS RIDING AND WINNING SIX ON CARDTeam Prat is still basking in the glory of its six-win day at Santa Anita last Sunday, when Flavien Prat became only the 12th rider to accomplish the feat since The Great Race Place opened on Christmas Day, 1934.“It was a lot of fun to start riding again and the big day made it more special,” said Derek Lawson, agent for the 27-year-old Frenchman.Prat’s richest victory came in the Grade III Desert Stormer Stakes aboard the Simon Callaghan-trained odds-on favorite Bellafina, now being pointed to the 6 ½ furlong, Grade II, $200,000 Great Lady M Stakes at Los Alamitos on July 4.“Flavien is a top rider and good person,” Callaghan said.      “He deserves all his success. Winning six on a card is very rare.”SHOE MILE LEADS 2020 BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIESAs Santa Anita Park has resumed live racing at its current meeting, the Shoemaker Mile (G1) on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day), will be the first race of the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series in the U.S.The Breeders’ Cup Challenge, now in its 14th year, is an international series of stakes races whose winners receives automatic starting positions and fees paid into a corresponding race in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held this year on Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.The $300,000 Shoemaker Mile, a 1-mile race on turf for 3-year-olds and up, will provide the winner with a free berth into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), also a 1-mile race on turf.The Shoemaker Mile will be televised live on TVG and NBCSN, with NBCSN coverage starting Monday at 6 p.m. ET.As part of the enhanced benefits to horsemen competing in the series, Breeders’ Cup will pay the entry fees and guarantee a starting position in a corresponding Championships race for winners of all Challenge races. The Challenge winner must already be nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program or it must be nominated by the Championships’ pre-entry deadline of October 26 to receive the rewards.In addition, Breeders’ Cup will provide a $40,000 travel stipend to the connections of all Championship starters from outside of North America, and a $10,000 travel allowance for starters within North America that are stabled outside of Kentucky.“We congratulate Santa Anita on their return to racing and are excited that they will launch our first domestic Challenge Series race of year on Memorial Day with the Shoemaker Mile,” said Dora Delgado, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Officer. “With more racetracks opening over the next few weeks and setting their stakes schedules, we look forward to announcing our complete calendar of ‘Win and You’re In’ races for the summer and fall.”Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with NBC Sports, also will be announcing its 2020 schedule of live racing broadcasts for the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – Presented by America’s Best Racing,” in the coming weeks.There have been five international 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races thus far.In December of last year, Haras Phillipson’s 3-year-old homebred Nao Da Mais (BRZ) won the Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1) at San Isidro Racecourse in Argentina, earning the winner an automatic berth into the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).The next two qualifiers came from South Africa. On Jan. 11 at Kenilworth Racecourse, Kantor, Blank, Sarkis & Yutar’s 4-year-old gelding Vardy (SAF) won the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) and earned the first automatic berth into the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile this year. Earlier on the program, 4-year-old filly Queen Supreme (IRE), owned by Mauritzfontein (Pty) Ltd., Mrs. M F de Kock and partners,  won the Cartier Paddock Stakes (G1), and gained a free berth into the $2 million Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1).On Feb. 23, Capital System’s 6-year-old Mozu Ascot won the February Stakes (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse and became the first horse this year to qualify for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.Last Sunday, Silk Racing’s 5-year-old mare Almond Eye (JPN) won the Victoria Mile (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse and earned an automatic berth into the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.FINISH LINES: Peter Eurton is considering the June 6 Santa Anita Derby for Shooters Shoot, who won his last two starts including an allowance race by a neck at Oaklawn Park April 11 but was scratched from the first division of the Arkansas Derby due to a fever. “He’s training well so we’re considering the race,” the trainer said. “He’s scheduled to work tomorrow.” Shooters Shoot, a son of Competitive Edge, was second in a maiden race at Santa Anita on Feb. 16 to the undefeated Charlatan, front-running winner of the first division of the Arkansas Derby for Bob Baffert. As for two-year-old champion male of 2019 Storm the Court, Eurton also has him scheduled to breeze tomorrow “but we have no race in mind right now. We’ve given him a little freshening and he’ll probably run at Del Mar, but we have lots of options.”LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:WORKOUTS:Novella (Bonde) 5-22-20Parsimony (O’Neill) 5-22-20Toinette (Drysdale) 5-22-20Honor A. P. (Outside) and Mobou (Shirreffs) 5-22-20War of Will (Casse) 5-21-20McKinzie (Baffert) 5-21-20March to the Arch (Casse) 5-21-20Raging Bull (Brown) 5-21-20 SHOOTERS SHOOT SANTA ANITA DERBY HOPEFUL SHOE MILE HEADS 2020 BC CHALLENGE SERIES O’NEILL HAS A LIVE TRIO IN GRADE III DAYTONAcenter_img PRAT’S ‘PICK SIX’ WAS MORE THAN JUST WINNING MANDELLA EYES MEMORIAL DAY TO REMEMBERlast_img read more

CSEC Physical Education Lecture Series: The nervous system

first_img The brain also receives information from three main types of receptor organs: i. Exteroceptors – outside the body (eyes, ears, etc.). ii. Interoceptors – Inside the body (chemical changes in blood or lungs) iii. Proprioceptors – From within muscles, tendons and joints. These are: a. Golgi tendon organs – detects the amount of stretch in a tendon. b. Muscle spindle – detects stretch in muscles. c. Joint receptors – tell the brain at what angle the joints are positioned. The information pick-up by these organs enables us to move our limbs quickly without the need to watch them. There are times when we are required to act quickly, for instance, if we touch something hot. This is where our reflexes come into play. The impulse does not need to travel to the brain for interpretation. The impulse travels in a fast arc from sensory, to relay, to motor nerves. Moving the hand from the hot object is the withdrawal reflex, which is similar to sneezing or blinking as a response to a foreign object in the nose or eye. Another example is the knee-jerk reflex, known as stretch reflex, wherein a bang on the knee results in the leg extending. The nervous system enables us to control and coordinate all the body activities. It enables performers to produce high-precision movements repeatedly, making them appear skilful, while other functions such as heartbeat carry on automatically. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves which supply all parts of the body. It is responsible for all our conscious (or voluntary) actions and has two main parts. 1. The central nervous system This consists of the brain and spinal cord. The brain is the central centre of the entire system and is where all the incoming (sensory) information is processed and from where the outgoing (motor) information originates. The spinal cord goes down the inside of the spinal column from the brain. It carries all the nerve (sensory and motor) messages (impulses) between the body and the brain. 2. The peripheral nervous system This consists of the nerve fibres that branch out from the spinal cord, and the various organs to which they are attached. Sensory nerves detect stimuli such as temperature, light, sound, touch, etc … and send nervous impulses to the brain. Once the information has been processed, the nervous impulses are sent out down the motor nerves, to the muscles and glands which carry out the necessary action Structure of Nerve Cells Nerve cells, or neurones, carry information to or from the spinal cord and brain. They have three main sections. – Dendrites receive messages in the form of nerve impulses. – The nucleus is the main body of the cell. – The axon transmits the impulse away from the nucleus. Neurones are not actually connected to each other but are separated by a microscopic gap called the synaptic gap. Impulses are able to cross this gap via the release of a chemical substance called acetylcholine, which allows an impulse to travel through the nervous system at great speed. Types of Neuron There are three types of neuron. Each has a different function and this determines where the impulse is sent. 1. Sensory (afferent) neurons – These receive information from the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin) and from receptors in the body and send impulse to the central nervous system (CNS). 2. Relay neurons – These are inside the brain or spinal cord and does the decision making after the impulse from the sensory neurons reaches the brain. If a decision for action is taken, the impulse is passed to the motor nerve. 3. Motor (efferent) neurons – These carry impulses from the CNS to muscles or organs. The cell body is inside the CNS and the axon leads out of it. Involuntary Nervous System This part of the nervous system is responsible for functions over which we have no control for example our heartbeat and digestion. These actions are controlled by the medulla oblongata, an area that forms the top of the spinal cord. This is divided into two sections: 1. The sympathetic nervous system – Responsible for preparing the body for action. It stimulates the adrenal gland and causes the heart rate and breathing rate to increase. It also slows down the functioning of organs not necessary for physical activity. This is known as the fight or flight response. 2. The parasympathetic nervous system – Responsible for slowing the body down and functions in opposition to the sympathetic nervous system. Receptors and Reflex Actionslast_img read more

GROW Liberia to Start New Program in Agriculture

first_imgGROW Liberia will this Wednesday begin its landmark “Making Markets Work for the Poor,” (M4P) agricultural markets development program in Monrovia.  The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Amara Konneh, will give the keynote address while Ambassador Sofia Strand of Sweden will launch the event and spell out the Swedish Government’s commitment to Liberian agricultural market development. Other government officials expected to attend the launching program are the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Florence Chenoweth, Ms. Ciatta Bishop, Director General of National   Bureau of Concessions, Acting Chairman of the National Investment Commission,  George Wisner, and Axel Addy, Minister of Commerce and Industry.In attendance will also be an array of partners from the Government of Liberia, donors, banks, development finance institutions, agribusinesses, smallholder farmers, import suppliers, and key partners and stakeholders including concessions.The GROW-led M4P approach to agricultural intervention is expected to reduce poverty and increase stability for 230,000 poverty-stricken people in targeted agricultural markets.The first M4P agricultural intervention program in the country comes at a time, when the country is striving to steer the economy away from its heavy reliance on the extractive sector to industrialized agriculture, said YoQuai Lavala, the program deputy team leader.Lavala recalls who Liberia has remained one of the poorest countries in the world, with an economy heavily reliant on export earnings from the agriculture sector.  But he   promised to change the story through successful agriculture programming.The country’s agriculture sector has suffered from decades of lack of investment and serious capacity shortfalls in agriculture expertise and market information.  These challenges have hindered many vegetable farmers from acquiring the right seeds and other essentials to grow high-priced vegetables such as tomatos, cabbage, pepper and watermelon, said Lavala.  According to him, the GROW M4P initiative promotes economic growth and stability for the poor through partnerships with value chain actors, specifically targeting smallholder farmers in key agricultural sectors, including vegetables, rubber, oil palm and cocoa, with a US$22 million budget covering five years from the date of the launch.Mr. Lavala is confident that GROW-Liberia interventions have the potential to deliver up to US$46 million additional income to 34 thousand farm enterprises and six thousand workers.According to the deputy team leader, GROW is currently researching interventions that will be started including  cocoa, aquaculture and Warehouse Receipts systems, as well as activities in transportation, access to finance and marketing information systems and packing. The program is funded by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).The GROW Liberia program is being implemented by a consortium led by UK-based Adam Smith International, providing programmatic and financial direction, supported by the Springfield Centre, Mercy Corps and the Swedish Institute for Public Administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LETTERKENNY CHAMBER ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

first_imgNew Letterkenny Chamber President John Bowe.Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has elected John Bowe, Regional Banking Manager for AIB in The Northwest as its new President.Letterkenny Chamber’s outgoing President Brian McCormick handed over the presidential chain to incoming President John Bowe, Treasurer and Vice President of Letterkenny Chamber at the Chamber Annual General Meeting. John has served on the Chamber council as Treasurer and Vice President during 2015.John is the Regional Business Banking Manager for AIB Bank in the Northwest. A career banker and a Qualified Financial Advisor, he also completed a Diploma in SME Credit in 2015. He was Treasurer, Director and Board Member of Donegal Youth Services from 2005 to 2010 and is currently a Committee Member of Letterkenny Golf Club. He is an enthusiastic golfer and has a keen interest in technology.John has worked in a number of locations in Dublin, Kildare and Donegal over his 25 year career working with SME’s for most of that time. He was drawn back to Letterkenny in 2004 following an initial 3 year spell here from 1995 to 1998. John is married to Fiona, a teacher in Ballyraine National School and they have two children Emma and Conor.John hopes to emulate the hard work and dedication of the outgoing President Brian McCormick and is focussed on capitalising on the positive image of Letterkenny brought about by its Tidy Town success in 2015. He wants build on that image to platform Letterkenny as a destination, a place to do business and a place to live. He also wants members to see the Chamber as useful to each of their Businesses and is encouraging all members to engage with the Chamber in 2016.Apart from a new President the Chamber has a new Council. The Chamber Council is consists members from a wide variety of business sectors, who meet on a monthly basis and who are responsible for steering the policies, activities and initiatives of the Chamber. LETTERKENNY CHAMBER ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT was last modified: December 10th, 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) Tags:John BwoeLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more

County Museum receives 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medal

first_imgDonegal County Museum has revealed that Defence Force Ireland has donated one of the 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medals (An Bonn Comórtha Céad Bliain 1916) to the Museum. The medal is now on display at the Museum on the High Road, Letterkenny. Captain Bridget Clarke, Adjutant, 28 Infantry Battalion attended on this occasion.Lt Colonel J Whittaker, Defence Forces Headquarters said “Given the role played by members of Óglaigh na hÉireann at local level, I would like to provide Donegal County Museum with the 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medal.” The medal serves to honour the legacy of continuous service by Óglaigh na hÉireann to the State since its foundation and to acknowledge the prominent and special role of Óglaigh na hÉireann in the centenary commemorations throughout 2016.It was designed to reflect the tradition of the original 1916 medals but was made respectfully different in deference to the men and women of 1916 who were originally awarded the medal.“Donegal County Museum has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Defence Forces, particularly the 28 Infantry Battalion and we are delighted to have the 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medal for our collection”, Judith McCarthy, Curator, Donegal County Museum.County Museum receives 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medal was last modified: February 22nd, 2017 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

Arsenal ALERT! Giroud future depends on Arsene Wenger, reveals striker’s agent

first_img1 Olivier Giroud will only decide on his future once he knows whether Arsene Wenger will stay or go, according to the striker’s agent.Wenger is out of contract in the summer and yet to reveal whether or not he will stay at the club or draw a line under more than 20 years in north London.The uncertainty surrounding the manager has also been the cause of much speculation regarding the future of many Arsenal first team stars.One of those is Giroud, who has had a mixed season and been linked with a move back to France in recent months.The 30-year-old has started just nine games in the Premier League, with a further 16 appearances coming as a substitute and has so far scored nine goals.It has been suggested Marseille have already made contact about a potential summer swoop for the France international but his agent, Michael Manuello, insists that is not true.He told Foot Mercato: “Nothing is true. There was talk that Olivier was in contact with Rudi Garcia. I said that that was false. There is no contact between Marseille and us. At this point, there is no contact.“When we know exactly what Arsene Wenger is doing, we will ask ourselves questions. We will think about what is possible and what is not possible.“But his future is not only linked with that of the manager. It is linked to what Arsenal are going to do and if there is a change at Arsenal in terms of how Olivier is implicated at the project.“Things have not changed since his contract extension. Our desire is be at Arsenal long term.” Olivier Giroud is yet to commit to Arsenal beyond this season last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Manchester United complete signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton

first_imgManchester United have completed the signing of striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.Lukaku has penned a five-year deal with Jose Mourinho’s side after Everton accepted a bid worth an initial £75m plus a potential further £15m in add-ons.“Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United,” said United boss Mourinho.“He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.“He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”Lukaku will link up with Mourinho’s squad in Los Angeles ahead of pre-season training. He departs Everton after four years at the Merseyside club, during which he scored 71 goals in 133 appearances across all competitions.“I would like to start by thanking Everton and the fans for the last four wonderful seasons,” he said.“I have made some special friends and we have shared some amazing moments. However, when Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down.“You could see the fight, determination and the spirit in this team during the Europa League final and I want to become a part of that.“I cannot wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans but before that pre-season is where the hard work starts and I am looking forward to that first training session.” 1last_img read more

Man United ace to sign bumper new contract as Mourinho gives green light to deal

first_img changes Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? revealed Luke Shaw is to sign a bumper new contract with Manchester United as Jose Mourinho has given the green light to the deal.It was reported earlier this week that Shaw, the defender, was in line for a new deal following his excellent start to the Premier League season. Shaw broke his leg back in 2015, while playing against PSV Eindhoven Most read in Premier League latest gameday cracker 2 SORRY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 huge blow Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT TOP WORK whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Shaw has missed only two of United’s matches this season – one due to injury – and he’s been widely praised as the best-performing of Mourinho’s players so far.He scored his first ever goal for the Red Devils on the opening day of the Premier League season, which came a remarkable four years after he was signed by the club from Southampton. tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury He’s re-established himself as United’s first-choice left-back after a couple of injury-hit campaigns, even earning a return to the senior England set-up for the first time in a year-and-a-half.And despite a previously frosty relationship with Mourinho, the United manager, Shaw will extend his stay at Old Trafford with just eight months remaining on his existing deal.According to the Sun, Mourinho has approved Shaw’s bumper new five-year deal, that will see the 23-year-old earn a reported £190,000-a-week. Shaw is being rewarded for his excellent form with a new contract Shaw’s time with United has been disrupted by prolonged periods of poor form, consistent injury issues, as well as a broken leg, that have limited him to just 75 appearances in four full campaigns at Old Trafford. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted last_img read more

DONEGAL AND DUBLIN GAME ALREADY ON VERGE OF BEING A SELL-OUT ADMIT GAA CHIEFS

first_imgAnybody who hasn’t got a ticket for Donegal’s red-letter day at Croke Park have been advised to get moving after GAA officials admitted the game is already on the verge of being sold-out.Croke Park bosses are increasingly confident that the All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Dublin and Donegal will deliver the GAA its first sell-out of 2011.With a frenzy of ticket interest emerging from both competing counties, Croker chiefs believe we could be looking at our first 82,300 capacity crowd of this recession-hit summer. “We are heading in the direction of a sell-out already, nine days out from the semi-final,” confirmed GAA communications manager Alan Milton today.Depending on the extent of Dublin county board’s ticket request, you may even find there are no more tickets available after this weekend.The Donegal county board has requested 15,000 tickets, 22,000 have been sold via the GAA’s ticket office, www.gaa.ie and other outlets by last Tuesday and 10,000 corporate seats are also set to be snapped up.“The Tyrone win has captured the imagination of Dublin supporters,” Milton confirmed. “Also the semi-final is a big day for neutrals because they cannot buy tickets for the final.”Presuming the 80,000 barrier is breached, it will signify a major upsurge on the 52,661 crowd for Dublin’s quarter-final demolition of Tyrone.The highest attendance of the season was 58,723 for a Leinster SFC semi-final double-header in June, when Dublin and Kildare were the headline act.DONEGAL AND DUBLIN GAME ALREADY ON VERGE OF BEING A SELL-OUT ADMIT GAA CHIEFS was last modified: August 20th, 2011 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:Croke Parkdonegalticketslast_img read more

RAVE REVIEWS FOR MOJO GOGO AFTER LIVE BBC RADIO GIG

first_imgMojo GoGo Live on BBC RadioDONEGAL rockers Mojo GoGo certainly rocked tonight – live in BBC Radio.The musicians – Niki Pollock on Guitar and vocals, Keelin Gallagher, Bassist and singer along with guitarist Paul Rodgers and drummer Jordan Carty – belted out three new songs in the live session on BBC Radio Ulster’s famous Across The Line programme.It must have been good – fans have been going mad on Facebook and Twitter since the show last night.  RAVE REVIEWS FOR MOJO GOGO AFTER LIVE BBC RADIO GIG was last modified: March 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RAVE REVIEWS FOR MOJO GOGO AFTER LIVE BBC RADIO GIGlast_img read more