Three-game ban for Atletico’s Diego Godin after referee criticism

first_img Match referee David Fernandez Borbalan wrote in his post-game report that “one dismissed and while still on the pitch, [Godin] said repeatedly to the fourth official: ‘You’re really bad.'” 10/05/2017 Upd. at 19:55 The Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Competition Committee have hit Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin with a three-game ban. CEST One game is for the two yellow cards which led to his dismissal against Eibar and two games are for an infraction of Article 117 of the RFEF’s rules.  IN SPORT.ES Tres partidos de sanción a Godín tras decir “sois muy malos” a los árbitros EFE Godin also made a glasses gesture and suggested that the match officials needed glasses to help them make decisions.  The Uruguayan centre-back, therefore, will not play again this season as Atletico look to finish third and secure automatic qualification to the Champions League group stages next season.last_img read more

Football: Manchester United unveils their new home kit for the 2018-19 season

first_imgAdvertisement m4hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2vrafWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7au4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sfWould you ever consider trying this?😱655zbCan your students do this? 🌚tk8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Manchester United FC have recently revealed their new home kit for the 2018-19 season on social media.Adidas Football tweeted a short video on their official Twitter handle (@adidasfootball)  a few hours ago which gives us a look on how Juan Mata looks when he dons the new home kit.Advertisement The official tweet: As we can see in the video, the inspiration for the design comes from the 140th anniversary of the founding of the club with a train track graphic on the front of the shirt.Originally known as Newton Heath Railway Cricket FC, the club was founded in 1878 by the Carriage and Waggon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath.The club initially played games against other rail companies at their home ground at North Road in Manchester before entering the English First Division in 1892.Newton Heath was kept in the name until 1902 when it was decided a change was needed given that the team had few ties with its origins and was no longer based in Newton Heath.Manchester Celtic and Manchester Central were considered before Manchester United was selected; the team’s colours were also changed to red and white.Read also: FIFA World Cup 2018 : Best matches of the tournament (with video highlights)FIFA World Cup 2018 : Top goals of the tournament ( with videos) Advertisementlast_img read more

Nelson Figure Skating Club hosts Invitational

first_imgThe weekend begins Friday from 3-9 p.m. with Interpretive and Free Skate Events.Saturday, competition runs all day with the finale of Dance Solo Events set for Sunday from 8-11:35 a.m. The region’s best young figure skaters will take to the ice this weekend at the NDCC Arena for the West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Compeition.Hosted by the Nelson Figure Skating Club (NFSC), the three-day event showcases skaters from across a range of categories from Elements to Pairs to the crowd-pleasing Interpretive programs.last_img read more

Tributes Paid To Loughrea and Galway GAA Stalwart Tommie Kelly

first_imgTributes have been paid this afternoon to long time Galway GAA Stalwart Tommie Kelly, whose funeral takes place this evening. It it with great sadness that be learned of the death of Tommie Kelly (Loughrea), a great Gael and wonderful friend of Galway GAA and Galway Football in particular.Tommie was born in Kildare and played Football with Westmeath before be moved to Loughrea in the sixties, where he became deeply involved in Galway Gaelic Football.For many years Tommie served in Officer positions in the South Board G.P.C and also on the County Board promoting participation in Gaelic Football. Tommie was involved also with many Galway Teams over the years and he played a key role when Galway won the under-21 Football Final in 1972 and when the Minor Footballer won the All-Ireland Final in 1976. He was also involved with the Galway Senior Football Teams in the 1970’s and many of the County players of the era have fond and lasting memories of Tommie and all he did for them.Tommie struck up a great friendship with the late John Tull Dunne from Ballinalsoe and they traveled the high ways and by-ways of the Country together attending games. Tommie got great satisfaction from attending Juvenile games and Finals throughout the County.In 2012 Tommie was elected President of Coiste Peil na nOg and he served in that position up to the time of his death. Tommie was a great servant of the Galway GAA throughout his life.On behalf of all in Galway GAA I extend our deepest sympathies and condolence to his Family and his wide circle of friends. Mór ár mbrón. Thomas Ó Ceallaigh imithe ar Shlí na fírinne. Uaigneach muid ná an chailleach beara. Slán a chara.When Tommie retired from the Galway County Board in 2010, Jim Carney wrote this article in the Tuam Herald…End of an era as Tommy Kelly retires from Galway Football Board ExecutiveBy JIM CARNEYA long-lasting link in the chain of Galway football will be broken next Monday night when Tommy Kelly, from Loughrea, retires as assistant secretary of the County Football Board Executive — in his 40th year of dedicated, loyal service to the Maroon and White.One of Galway’s great “constants” in those four decades, a popular, highly respected figure who did his work quietly and without fuss, to such an extent he was probably taken for granted — it can be a compliment to a person — Tommy joined the Football Board at the end of 1970, as East Board delegate; his predecessor in that role was the late Patsy Geraghty of Ballinasloe, who had just retired. Straight away, Tommy formed a close friendship with the county’s leading football administrator, John Dunne, and they were inseparable at the G.A.A. venues of Ireland from then on.Sadly, “Tull” Dunne died in 1990, eight years before Galway regained the Sam Maguire Cup, bridging a 32-year gap, while other senior Football Board officers who Tommy Kelly served with, including Pa Burke, Jack Mahon and Miko Kelly, have also gone to their eternal reward.Tommy was a selector of Galway minor, U-21 and senior teams for twenty years, and has particularly fond memories of the brilliant All-Ireland winning U-21 team of 1972 who, like the Minors of 1970, defeated a group of young Kerry men who went on to become probably the greatest ever county senior team. “We were better than them; we proved it twice, in Minor and U-21,” says Tommy, “but while Kerry immediately put their trust in youth and quickly went to the top at senior level, we held our young players back and paid the price for it. But in general I have very happy memories of all my time in football and it’ll always be a big part of my life. The thing I’m most sure of, looking back on the last forty years, is that making friendships with the players gave me the greatest pleasure and the greatest satisfaction. Some of them were rogues, great characters, but they were great lads — year in, year out — and I’ll never forget any of them. I have no regrets, only great memories.”Tommy was born in Co. Kildare, in Castlemitchell, near Athy; it was Gaelic football country and he played with the local club before moving to work and live in Westmeath, where he played for the county team for three years and won a Westmeath S.F.C. medal in 1962, with Rochfortbridge.A qualified fitter/turner, work then took him — as it did so many others — to Tynagh Mines, near Loughrea, and he’s been a Galway man since.He married a Kildare woman, Sarah Wright; they went to National School together, and Tommy is proud of the fact that his wife’s nephew Larry Tompkins had the honour of lifting the Sam Maguire Cup in triumph at Croke Park, as the Cork captain in 1990. He is thankful, too, that Sarah’s dedication to family life meant he could devote so much of his own life to the G.A.A. “She kept the show going at home,” as Tommy puts it, “I wouldn’t have had the great life I’ve had without her.”The Kellys are also very proud to have seen their son Brian play for Galway in the 1973 All-Ireland Minor hurling final, which they were unlucky to lose to Kilkenny; proud that their sons Shane, Declan and Tommy (Jnr.) won Vocational Schools’ medals with Galway, and that Sinéad was involved in the medical back-up for several Galway Minor football teams.They’ve known great sadness in their life together, too: Brian died aged only 50. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam.The Galway Football Board Convention at Loughgeorge next Monday night will be an emotional occasion for Tommy Kelly, but he can walk away with his head held high.As Shakespeare’s Othello said: I have done the State some service, and they know it.Tommie will be reposing in Kilboy’s Funeral Home, Loughrea this Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 o’clock. Funeral cortege will arrive at St Brendan’s Cathedral on Wednesday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 o’clock followed by burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway GAA Secretary John Hynes paid this tribute….last_img read more

DD Motoring: Tucson turns on the style for 2019

first_imgOur motoring man Brian McDaid was down at Diver’s Hyundai Showroom this week in Letterkenny doing a bit of window shopping to see what ’s new for 2019 as he got behind the wheel of the latest in the ever popular Hyundai Tucson range. As the winter evenings close in and the weather gets miserable there was a nice feeling of security from the raised driving position of the new Facelift Hyundai Tucson which was  recently introduced to the range  with  more than just good looked to offer as we headed off for a test drive in the High spec demonstration model which Terence Diver has presently registered and on the road for customers to test drive before the new year.All-new power plant. Advertisement The new Tucson Hyundai 1.6 diesel engine, which replaces the old 1.7 unit, is boasting an increase in performance and economy. On the road, the new Tucson feels lively on the road which is very well matched to it six-speed gearbox.At times it feels a little too lively but the cars onboard system will soon remind you that you are exceeding the local speed limits with a visual message followed by an audible warning.It’s only when you get behind the wheel of Hyundai that you realise how many more Hyundai that are on the roads in Letterkenny.Even the Garda are all running around the town in Hyundai ’s these days and I trust that they were looking with admiration at the latest face-lift model of the Hyundai rather than looking at the way I was driving it. Advertisement Luxury interior. The Hyundai Tucson which we tested this week came with an all leather soft grey interior complete with a hand-stitched leather steering wheel.Everything on the car interior controls is so well placed and had an ease of operations, even the power button handbrake works a treat once you let yourself believe in it.On our photo shoot out at the Gartan Outdoor Pursuit Centre, we had the all-new Tucson pictured in a lovely backdrop of the last of Autumn leaves, which seem to perfectly suit the Hyundai SUV pedigree and with the help of the standard reversing camera and the parking and reversing sensors made sure that we didn’t reverse Terence’s new Tucson into one of Gartan’s massive trees.Our pre-new year drive in the latest offering from Hyundai of the Tucson was very enjoyable. This latest model has evolved in style and development to keep up to speed with the benchmark that Hyundai has reached as one of the best sellers in it sectors over the last few years since it replaced the i35 in 2016. Add to this all the safety features that Hyundai have like lane departure warning and self-steering. Things are looking very good for  2019 with Hyundai and Terence and his team as there prepare to get ready for the January sales.Last of the Listeners. At the Funeral Mass at St. Eunan’s Cathedral for the Late Patsy Hamilton the priest talked briefly about a quality that the Late Patsy Hamilton had – the art of listening.He was referring to listening in a conversation, but I couldn’t help but think that Patsy was listening all his life. Today its plug-in computers rolling roads and central processing units. But the genius that was the late Patsy Hamilton, could roll that all into one by simply listening to a Beetle engine running.The late Patsy Hamilton pictured in his workshop earlier this year beside a 1971 VW Beetle which he was working on. Photo Brian McDaidPatsy once told me there was a sound that Beetle engine made nearly like breathing that the air-cooled flat four Volkswagen beetle engine would make when it was running sweet.It was a sound that Patsy would listen for when he would be adjusting the timing or running the carburettor.This week Letterkenny and the larger circle of Volkswagen Beetle loving public said goodbye to Patsy Hamilton who sadly passed away this week.Patsy recently celebrated his 80th birthday and by sad coincidence, the man who was famously known as the go-to man for all things Beetle and Volkswagen air-cooled camper vans, it was the very same year the cornerstone was laid for the production of the very first Beetle and Patsy’s untimely death this week coincides with the news that Volkswagen are ending the production of the latest version of the beetle for good.On Wednesday morning, Patsy Hamilton made his last trip out over the Old Town Bridge. A classic Volkswagon Beetle belonging to Hugo Thompson from Rathmullen lead the funeral possession on his way to his final place of rest. But the memory of the genius of Patsy, who could make them old VW flat four sing, will never be forgotten.Rest in peace PatsyDD Motoring: Tucson turns on the style for 2019 was last modified: November 7th, 2018 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)Tags:beetleBrian McDaiddd motoringmotorsvolkswagenlast_img read more

US Supreme Court backs Trump travel ban

first_imgDemonstrators chanting during a #NoMuslimBanEver rally and march “to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country” in Washington, DC. AFP file photoThe US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen while legal challenges to it continued.The third version of Trump’s travel ban, unveiled in September, drew immediate challenges in federal appeals courts in Richmond, Virginia and San Francisco, California.Plaintiffs argued that the measure targets Muslims in violation of the US Constitution and did not advance security goals as the government claimed.The challengers convinced the lower courts to put implementation on hold while they and government lawyers fight out the legality of the policy.But the Trump administration, which says the ban is crucial to protect US national security and deter terror attacks, secured strong support from the Supreme Court in a 7-2 vote to let the government move ahead while the appeals continue.“We are not surprised by today’s Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President’s proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism,” the White House said.“The proclamation is lawful and essential to protecting our homeland. We look forward to presenting a fuller defense of the proclamation as the pending cases work their way through the courts,” it added.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, criticized the ruling.“This decision ignores the very real human consequences to American citizens and their families abroad imposed by President Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0,” said CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri.The Supreme Court justices said they expect the lower appeals courts to expedite their decisions, leaving open the possibility that the policy could return to the Supreme Court in yet another legal challenge to the White House.The San Francisco court will hear the case on Wednesday and the Richmond court on Friday.Open-ended banThe ban also covers people from North Korea and a selection of senior officials from Venezuela, but its main focus is travelers from the six mainly Muslim countries.Trump has battled to implement a travel ban since just after he became president on January 20, after having repeatedly promised during last year’s election campaign to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.Those promises have undermined the administration’s argument in a series of court challenges that its policy is not Muslim-focused but rather based on security needs.After Monday’s court ruling the Department of Homeland Security said: “the administration’s common sense travel restrictions on countries that do not meet basic security standards and do not share critical information with us about terrorists and criminals are designed to defend the homeland and keep Americans safe.”The initial ban was to be for 90 days, ostensibly to give the US and the targeted countries time to implement tougher and more thorough vetting procedures for visitors.After rolling court battles, the 90 day ban was finally allowed in June. Meanwhile, vetting for US-bound travelers from every country has intensified.But when the six-country ban expired in September, the administration sought to replace it with an open-ended ban, with Chad added to the list while Sudan was removed, and North Korea and Venezuela appended as well.Immigration and civil rights activists maintain it still essentially targets Muslims, which would violate the US Constitution’s guarantees of religious rights.When Trump last week retweeted three video clips from an extremist British group that vilified Muslims, his critics said it supported the idea that his immigration policies were anti-Muslim.“President Trump’s anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret-he has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.“It’s unfortunate that the full ban can move forward for now, but this order does not address the merits of our claims. We continue to stand for freedom, equality, and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones.”last_img read more