0Shares0000Man Utd fans hold banners comemmorating the 1958 Munich Air Disaster © AFP / PAUL ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 6 – The Munich air crash that cruelly cut down Manchester United’s “Busby Babes” in their prime has enormous significance for the club’s players and fans even 60 years on from that fateful day.United are holding a commemorative service at Old Trafford on Tuesday, which will include readings and poems ahead of a minute’s silence at 1504 GMT, marking the time of the plane crash six decades ago. The ill-fated aircraft was bringing Matt Busby’s youthful team back via Munich from Belgrade on February 6, 1958 after they had reached the European Cup semi-finals.The plane crashed on its third take-off attempt in icy weather, costing the lives of eight players and three members of the club’s staff. Twenty-three people died in total.Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg are the only survivors out of the group of players who lived through the crash.“The day that is absolutely shown in red on this week’s calendar is on Tuesday, a day that marks the 60th anniversary of the air disaster,” Spanish forward Juan Mata wrote in his blog on United’s website.“The victims will never be forgotten, they will always be remembered and will be a part of United’s history forever. The passion, determination and courage shown by the club to carry on in those horrible moments have left an indelible mark forever.”Marcus Rashford, who follows in United’s proud tradition of blooding young, homegrown players, said he learned about the disaster as a young child.“It was when I was about seven or eight,” the 20-year-old striker told United Review.“There were already little things about it around (the club) at that age, but then you start to learn more about it, and when you got to 15 or 16, that was when (former academy coach) Paul McGuinness really started to bring it to our attention.“We used to watch a lot of the videos of games, especially from their FA Youth Cup runs, so we could see footage of what these players were like when they were young. It’s so close to home, it touches your heart and helps you understand it, even though you weren’t there.”– Fans remember –John Valentine, who sells scarves outside Old Trafford, said the Munich crash is “ingrained in the history of this club”.“If I come back in another 500 years it will still be being talked about,” said Valentine, born in the year of the disaster. “You can’t forget something like that — a team nearly wiped out in a plane crash.”Among the eight who died, the player most revered is half-back Duncan Edwards, who survived the crash but succumbed to his injuries two weeks later.“I missed out on those players but I have spoken to people who did and they talk about Duncan Edwards,” said Valentine, who sells a scarf with the words ‘They shall never die’ with the images of the eight who perished.Valentine says the fact around 2,000 United fans are due to go to Munich for the anniversary shows how important the events of February 1958 still are, even to the young.Kion Brown, who was at Old Trafford with his father and fellow diehard United fan Everton on the day of his ninth birthday last week, reflected how it resonates even with youngsters, even though little footage remains of the “Babes”.“I keep him (Kion) up to date and brought him to see the (memorial) clock and see all the players who died. It (the anniversary) is a big day for us,” 35-year-old Everton told AFP.Busby, who was twice given the last rites by a priest, remarkably survived the crash and guided United to an emotional win in the European Cup 10 years later with Charlton captaining the side and scoring twice.“That was like the Holy Grail for the club,” said Valentine. “Because of the crash in 1958 Busby wanted the cup for those boys who perished and the club.“And we got it as well!”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Tough to take: Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal leave the pitch © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Jan 6 – Real Madrid may not even challenge for the title let alone win it as a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday left them 10 points behind Barcelona in La Liga.Barca took their advantage over their fiercest rivals into double figures by beating Getafe 2-1 while Atletico Madrid and Sevilla also gained on the European champions, despite earlier sharing a 1-1 draw. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez’s goals were enough for Barca, for whom the weekend could hardly have gone better. Antoine Griezmann’s stunning free-kick earned Atletico a point at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.Madrid played with 10 men for half an hour after Lucas Vazquez was sent off but by then they already trailed to Willian Jose’s early penalty.Ruben Pardo wrapped up a brilliant victory for La Real, who had won this fixture only once in their last 22 attempts.This was their first victory at the Santiago Bernabeu since 2004 and then, Madrid fired coach Carlos Queiroz a day later.Santiago Solari is not there yet, even if he was asked afterwards if he deserved to keep his job. “We fight to win the next game,” he said.The honeymoon period Solari enjoyed in November though after replacing Julen Lopetegui is well and truly over.This loss, coming after the draw away to Villarreal on Wednesday, means Madrid sit fifth, outside even the Champions League places.“Everything went against us today,” Solari said. “We did everything we could but the ball just would not go in.”A stoney-faced Florentino Perez was among the 53,412 watching on, the club’s second lowest attendance of the season. “We will try to get them back,” Solari said, before making a swift exit.Barcelona have won seven out of the last 10 La Liga titles and now own a five-point cushion. If they are to slip up in 2019, Atletico or Sevilla would seem the ones able to take advantage.Gareth Bale was missing with a calf injury but it was the 18-year-old Vinicius Junior that came in, not Isco, who is yet to start a league game under Solari.La Real’s penalty was awarded after 75 seconds and converted after 150. Mikel Merino ghosted past Sergio Ramos and inside Marcelo.Casemiro tried to cover but bundled Merino to the ground. Willian Jose went high and down the middle.– Griezmann on target –Karim Benzema spurned the best of Madrid’s chances before the break, lashing wide with only Geronimo Rulli to beat.Rulli was not needed then but he would be, many times. He denied Vinicius, Benzema and Luka Modric in quick succession. Ramos wanted a penalty for a push in his back but the appeal was desperate.Vazquez clipped the post with a looping cross but that was not enough to hush the angry whistles at the end of the half.The second period was frantic, with chances at both ends. La Real could have sealed it when Mikel Oyarzabal fired over and the weaving Januzaj twice went close.Isco replaced Casemiro in the 57th minute and in the 61st Vazquez was sent off. A rash sliding challenge had earned a yellow card towards the end of the first half and even if the chip at Merino’s heels seemed harmless, he was foolish to take the risk.Down to 10, Madrid still pushed and had a more convincing penalty appeal when Vinicius tumbled over the arm of Rulli. Referee Jose Munuera stood firm. The decision was “scandalous”, Ramos said later.Januzaj should have wrapped it up when his shot was saved by the legs of Thibaut Courtois but Pardo did, heading in a cross from Willian Jose, who could even have made it three in injury time.Defeat made Griezmann’s superb free-kick seem all the more valuable as the Frenchman’s fifth goal in as many games earned Atletico a point away to Sevilla. Wissam Ben Yedder had put Sevilla ahead.Barca rode their luck as Getafe missed several chances to snatch a draw. Instead, Messi’s 399th La Liga goal and a sumptuous volley from Suarez did the job at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, despite Jaime Mata giving Getafe hope.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
INTERNET: California employees have updated entries on the online encyclopedia 1,100 times. By Phillip Reese and Carrie Peyton Dahlberg SACRAMENTO BEE AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. SACRAMENTO – As the online reference Wikipedia soars in popularity, Sacramento government workers are doing their part to shape how we all see the world – inflating reputations, dabbling in pornography and whiling away work hours. California Department of Justice computers were used to alter Wikipedia entries about submarines, battleships and vintage airplanes roughly 1,100 times, a Sacramento Bee analysis found. Someone from the state legislature thought it was a good idea to remove a reference to state Sen. Leland Yee’s 1992 booking in Hawaii on suspicion of shoplifting. Another of the legislature’s computer users prettied up a section on Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, citing his penchant for creating budgets that are “lean but not mean” and deleting a summary of his conflicts with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. With the user-created and user- edited encyclopedia hovering at or near the top 10 Internet sites – at 7 billion views a month – changes made to Wikipedia can influence millions of people who turn to it daily for quick answers. Computer networks don’t commonly pinpoint the individuals responsible for each Wikipedia change, but The Bee used a new program that makes it easier to track edits to the workplace where they were made. Virgil Griffith, the Caltech graduate student who created the WikiScanner program, hoped it would be “a cannon” that anyone could aim at a favorite target. Yet, The Bee found, it also paints a portrait of human nature, illustrating the way private passions, whether ugly or whimsical, break into the workday. Someone at the California Department of Health Services, for example, edited encyclopedia entries about pornography stars in late 2005. Many of the edits to entries for Annabel Chong, Linda Lovelace, John Holmes and Nina Hartley offered profane accounts of their sexual skills. And those were the nicer changes. In the same department, someone vandalized the encyclopedia entry of lesbian tennis legend Billie Jean King, inserting a homophobic joke, and apparently made up a racist, demeaning quote for Chong. Because of the way its network is set up, the health department cannot trace exactly which computer made those changes, said spokesman Mike Bowman. If the worker responsible for the entries were found, Bowman said, he or she would be punished. So would whoever devoted so much work time to vintage planes and submarines, said Gareth Lacy, spokesman for the Department of Justice. Among the 1,100 changes were 224 edits to entries on the Albatross fighter aircraft and another 248 on the Fokker fighter planes. If the anonymous aviation buff spent 10 minutes on average per edit, that’s more than four 40-hour weeks over three years. Along with highlighting which computer system’s fingerprints are on Wikipedia changes, the WikiScanner program also captures the breadth of government workers’ contributions to the cache of online knowledge. Among the thousands of entries altered from a state government data center that provides computing for many departments, boards and agencies were: lists of Chinese dissidents, lists of the modules in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, and lists of record albums with hidden tracks. Those who have studied Wikipedia’s accuracy say it is generally fairly reliable, with mistakes corrected quickly by other users. But they agree that many who look things up on Wikipedia have no idea that the kid next door, or the corporation down the street, might have just inserted something bizarre or self-serving and that there is no Wikipedia fact-checking department to automatically catch them. Some errors linger. Back in July, someone who went online through a cable television-based Internet service in Virginia had this to say about Sacramento’s zoo: “It is one of the best and well-known zoos in the world.” In fact the zoo, while the site of many happy outings for Sacramento families and perhaps the anonymous someone from Virginia, wouldn’t make the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums top 50 list of U.S. zoos in terms of most species on display.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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita White, who died on Dec. 26, 2004, was one of the NFL’s dominant defensive linemen through the 1980s and ’90s. Thomas was a star running back on the Buffalo team that won four straight AFC titles from 1990-93. Moon threw for nearly 50,000 yards in the NFL after starting his career in the Canadian Football League. Brees, Chargers talking long-term deal: Drew Brees let the secret slip – the San Diego Chargers would like to sign him to a long-term deal. Brees was discussing his shoulder surgery and rehab during a conference call with San Diego reporters on Wednesday when he was asked if the team had told him anything about his future. “They want to pursue me long-term,” Brees said from Birmingham, Ala. “I know that’s something that for the next few months everybody’s going to be working on. As far as what’s going on up to this point, it’s not much, just the very beginning stages. I know they want me long-term and I want to be here long-term.” General manager A.J. Smith, who’s always tightlipped about player transactions, at first refused to confirm that he or anyone else from the front office told Brees that. A few hours later, Smith called reporters back to confirm what Brees said. Troy Aikman and the late Reggie White were among the 15 finalists Wednesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. They joined Thurman Thomas and Warren Moon as finalists in their first year of eligibility. Results of the vote will be announced Feb. 4. Aikman (UCLA) quarterbacked Dallas to three Super Bowl titles between the 1992-1995 seasons. “If I were to be selected for induction, it would be the most meaningful individual achievement of my athletic career,” Aikman said Wednesday in a statement. “It’s not something that I choose to spend a lot of time talking about, because I think that kind of talk is unfair to those men who have already earned their place in the Hall of Fame.” “We are going to try to long-term him,” Smith said. “We originally wanted to do this in early February, but I guess Drew was just answering the question honestly.” Tagliabue: Saints will play all games in N.O.: NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue expects the New Orleans Saints to play all of their home games at the Superdome next season. Tagliabue also sought to reassure the community during a visit to the city Wednesday that the NFL is not moving the Saints back for a single season to make the league appear sympathetic to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The commissioner said it was clear to him that Saints owner Tom Benson plans to remain in New Orleans beyond 2006. He added that the NFL was even beginning discussions with local leaders about when New Orleans might be ready to host its next Super Bowl, which would be the city’s 10th. Palmer has surgery: Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer had surgery on knee ligaments torn during last weekend’s playoff loss to Pittsburgh and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2006 season. The operation was Tuesday in Houston, and the former USC standout will begin rehabilitation this week in California, the team said Wednesday. Coaching moves: Oakland will interview its first candidate to replace fired coach Norv Turner when it meets with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Al Saunders today. … Minnesota added Virginia Tech quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers to its staff Wednesday to serve in the same capacity for new head coach Brad Childress. … Cleveland offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon wrapped up formal interviews with New Orleans. He also has been mentioned as a candidate for the head coaching jobs at Detroit and Green Bay. Meanwhile, Dallas quarterbacks coach Sean Payton arrived to meet with the Saints on Wednesday night and this morning. … The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers’ offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy were nearing a deal to make him their next head coach Wednesday night, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
National Schoolboys Cup Quarter-FinalThe Swilly Rovers U-16 side is now just 90 minutes away from a place in the national semi-finals of the Schoolboys Cup. A win for Jim McCahill’s side this Sunday over Tubbercurry in Ramelton (kick-off 2.00) will see Swilly into the last four of this prestigious competition with the bonus of home advantage for that game as well.Confirmation that the game was going ahead only came through on Wednesday morning from the FAI after Tubbercurry had initially sought a postponement of Sunday’s match. “We were caught a little bit by surprise on Wednesday morning with the news from the FAI because we thought the game was not going ahead on Sunday. But at the same time we are ready to go” McCahill said.Swilly are boosted by the news that their international underage player Jordan Toland has recently returned to training after a long lay-off with injury. Tolan has not featured in the current cup run to date.It’s the biggest underage match in Ramelton for some years and the home side should go into the game with some confidence after a couple of excellent 2-1 victories in the previous two rounds over Broadford (Dublin) and Arklow Town (Wicklow) respectively.“Hopefully it will be a great day for the Swilly Rovers Club and this is certainly the biggest game of the boys careers so far” McCahill said. The players have put in a huge effort all season and so also has the backroom team including Kieran ‘Freddie’ Boyle, Seanie Mooney, Denis McHugh and Joe McLaughlin.All roads lead to Swilly Park on Sunday and a big crowd expected to cheer on the U-16s. The game kicks-off at 2.00. The Swilly panel for Sunday includes – Caolan Bolton, Dominick Hull, Nathan McElwaine, Dylan Quinn, Kyle Burke, James McCahill, Dylan Hegarty, Pauric Ferry, Brandon Toye, Darragh Black, Ronan Curtis, Conor McLaughlin, Vincent Pyper, Adam Serrena, Shay Durning, Oran Coll, Gavin Grier, Jordan Toland, Shane Coyle, Jason McCahill, Duncan Patterson, Nisha Cullen, Finnian Ferry. SWILLY ROVERS BOYS GET READY FOR CUP ACTION! was last modified: March 23rd, 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:SWILLY ROVERS BOYS GET READY FOR CUP ACTION!
Public Information Release – Senior’s Alert.Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace has issued the following advice in response to recent crimes against the elderly in Co. Donegal.‘The recent days has brought dreadful news to all of us that our most important sector of our community has been the target of criminals who have carried out violent attacks against older persons in their homes’. People in the Community are requested to check on elderly neighbours on a regular basis, and provide them with contact number to use if they require assistance’.Residents should be in possession of the Garda 24/ 7 contact number which covers their area and also be aware that Divisional Communications at Letterkenny Garda Station 0n 074-91-67100 provides a 24 / 7 service for the County.24 / 7 District Headquarters Stations:• Buncrana : 074-93-20540. • Milford : 074-91-53114.• Glenties: 074-95-51108.• Ballyshannon: 071-98-51102 & Donegal Town on 074-97- 21021Remember 999/112 can also be used in an emergency.The Good Morning Donegal Project provides a very important service to those living alone and people should be encouraged to register for it which can be done by contacting 074-93-21598. Gardai in Donegal have issued Farm Security advice in conjunction with the Irish Farmers Association ( I.F.A) and this advice is available on line at www.garda.ie / crime prevention tab /fact sheets on the following topics.1. Callers at your door.2. Bogus Callers.3. Intruder Alarm Advice. Issued by Crime Prevention Office Letterkenny Garda StationFurther Crime Prevention information – www.garda.ieBURGLAR CRIMEWAVE: A PUBLIC MESSAGE FROM GARDA CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER was last modified: January 17th, 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:BURGLAR CRIMEWAVE: A PUBLIC MESSAGE FROM GARDA CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER
Two Letterkenny-based hospital workers have proudly presented a cheque of €1,550 to the North West Simon Community after their marathon fundraising efforts.Derek Campbell and Jim Mc Cahill, who both took up running two years ago, decided to do the Dublin Marathon this year in aid of local people experiencing homelessness and the threat of homelessness.When October came, unfortunately Jim had to withdraw due to illness. But Derek happily went solo to complete the run for the cause. Thanks to kind donations and great local support, Derek and Jim’s campaign raised a fantastic €1,550 – three times their target!Derek Campbell and Jim Mc Cahill present €1550.00 to The Northwest Simon Community, pictured with Donegal Development Officer Collette Ferguson Running pals triple their target to raise €1,550 for NW Simon Community was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
A África do Sul promete uma experiencia unica para toda a vida a quem a visita. O pais atrai turistas de todos os cantos do mundo com as suas gentes hospitaleiras, um clima fantastico, cenarios espectaculares, uma vasta diversidade cultural, vida selvagem e vivencias diferentes na imensidao da floresta, alem de poderem usufruir de hoteis e restaurantes de excelente nivel.So pela fauna ja valeria a pena visitar-nos. Uma das areas de preservaçao de fauna selvagem mais importantes do mundo encontra-se no Parque Nacional Kruger, com mais de um seculo. Constitui actualmente apenas uma parte de toda uma area de conservaçao que engloba parques de caça privados e publicos e se estende para alem das fronteiras nacionais, ate Moçambique e Zimbabue.A uma hora de carro, partindo de selvas urbanas como a cidade de Pretoria ou Joanesburgo, podera observar leoes, elefantes, bufalos e centenas de especies de menor porte nos seus ambientes naturais. Os amantes de ornitologia tem ao seu dispor uma infindavel combinaçao de especies de aves e uma industria de aviturismo de facil recurso.E existem ainda outras razoes para umas ferias bem passadas: praias de areia dourada, um dos melhores surf do mundo, cenarios espectaculares desde montanha ate deserto, ecossistemas diferentes de quaisquer outros em todo o mundo, uma oportunidade para desfrutar em primeira mao da cultura Africana – e um dos destinos turisticos menos dispendiosos que podera encontrar.Comece a explorar o mundo num so pais!Experiencias culturaisTours comunitarios dar-lhe-ao uma verdadeira experiencia Sul Africana. Monumentos nacionais, como o Museu do Apartheid e a Ilha Robben dar-lhe-ao uma pequena ideia da violencia do passado da África do Sul – e do milagre da nossa reconciliaçao. E nao se esqueça onde tudo começou: O Berço da Humanidade. Saiba maisExperiencias na vida selvagemNao ha nada como o mato africano e nao ha melhor sitio no mundo para caça grossa. Alem dos seus famosos parques nacionais, a África do Sul tem uma serie de reservas privadas, todas elas proporcionando excelente vida selvagem e ornitologia. E a suportar tudo isto uma riqueza botanica absolutamente fenomenal e unica. Saiba maisSol, surf e baleiasDesde as longas extensoes de areia de praias inexploradas da Costa Ocidental ate as orlas maritimas subtropicais de Maputaland, ha uma praia para todos os gostos. Veja o nascer do sol sobre o oceano Atlantico ou Índico, ponha o bronze em dia ou seja mais activo – a África do Sul oferece dos melhores surf, windsurf e mergulho do mundo. E depois ha as baleias… Saiba maisO paraiso da aventuraA África do Sul oferece 3.000 km de linha costeira ao longo de montanhas de tirar a respiraçao – muitas vezes lado a lado. O solo diversificado do pais, juntamente com um clima ideal para actividades ao ar livre, tornam-no um excelente local de caça para todos os que procuram adrenalina. Saiba maisO paraiso dos amantes de golfePara os entusiastas do golfe, a África do Sul e um destino maravilhoso – e isto e um eufemismo. O pais usufrui de um clima ideal para passar tempo ao ar livre sob o brilhante sol africano e quando se fala de percursos, os golfistas sentem-se aqui abençoados por tanta escolha. Saiba maisArtes e artesanatoDesde o trabalho dos passeios ou nos mercados das grandes cidades ate aos enclaves rurais profundos, os sul africanos adaptam qualquer material possivel para produzir um artesanato notavel. Saiba maisPatrimonio MundialSabia que o Parque Nacional de Table Mountain tem mais especies de plantas do que as Ilhas Britanicas? Ou que o Drakensberg tem a cordilheira de montanhas mais alta de África a sul do Kilimanjaro e a maior concentraçao de arte rupestre de todo o continente? A África do Sul possui oito dos locais considerados Patrimonio Mundial, sitios de “um valor extraordinario para toda a Humanidade”. Saiba maisReporter infoSA, incorporando material de Turismo Sul Africano
Finance Minister Nhalnhla Nene said government’s reduction in spending since 2013 is starting to bear fruit with less money going to consultants and caterers. It has freed up money that is now being allocated to more important areas such as basic education and health. Here are the numbers that show government is spending in the right places. Government will be spending around R1.4-trillion in more important areas, such as health, basic education and social protection. (Image: Visa South Africa) Related Articles• Social assistance & your taxes: how many people do you support? • South Africa’s Budget 2015: the full text • MTBPS 2015: Nene ‘cost cutting reduces government consumption’ • Budget 2015: in numbersResearch and text: Chris AndersonGraphic: Sachin BabooClick to view larger image
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There’s really no denying it. Baby goats are cute. They love to bounce and play and create all sorts of havoc.For this week’s blog, I’m not going to write anything; I’m just going to let you watch the adorable baby goat cuteness in action in the video below.Enjoy it and share it with your friends.