Eight top-performing travel agents from China, India, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are enjoying an action-packed visit to Donegal after winning a trip through Tourism Ireland.Their visit is the ‘grand finale’ of Tourism Ireland’s ‘Ireland Specialists’ online training programme – which is designed for travel agents and tour operators in emerging tourism markets, to help them sell holidays to the island of Ireland.The travel agents all study six different modules on the island of Ireland, completing each module with a fun quiz. Travel agents who got full marks for each module received a special gold ‘Ireland Specialists’ certificate – and the chance to travel to the island of Ireland. Their action-packed itinerary included a visit to Triona Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre, where they learned how to weave wool. They also enjoyed dinner and an overnight stay at Harvey’s Point in Lough Eske. The group are here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.Travel agents from China, India, Qatar and the UAE with Tori Henry, Tourism Ireland (second left), in the grounds of Harvey’s Point Hotel.Pic – Colette McNallyThe travel agents have also been competing in fun challenges each day, with the overall winner crowned the ‘2019 Emerald Ireland Specialist’ during a networking event at the end of the trip.“As a reward for excelling in their ‘Ireland Specialists’ training, we invited this group of travel agents to come and experience some of the many things to see and do in Donegal and elsewhere around Ireland,” said David Boyce, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Asia, Middle East and UK Inbound.“Familiarisation trips such as this are extremely important, as influential travel agents get to experience at first-hand our superb tourism offering; our aim is to enthuse the travel agents about the destination, so that when they return home they will be even better informed to advise their clients when planning and booking their holidays. “We have an extensive programme of promotions under way throughout 2019, which includes working with key travel agents and tour operators in China, India, and the Middle East. Tourism Ireland is committed to growing visitor numbers from emerging tourism markets and familiarisation trips such as this play a significant role in helping us achieve this goal.”Chinese, Indian, Qatari and Emirati travel agents win chance to visit Donegal was last modified: July 4th, 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) Tags:tourism
Science in Africa is to come under the spotlight through the AU Scientific Awards. (Image: Nasa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof. Jean-Pierre Ezin AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology+251 11 551 7700RELATED ARTICLES • SA hosts world science meet • African science reporting shapes up • Open access to SA journals • SA scientist lauded for polar workJanine ErasmusTwo South African scientists have walked off with top honours at the inaugural African Union Scientific Awards. The awards programme was launched in September 2009, and the laureates were announced earlier in 2010.Witwatersrand University’s (Wits) Professor Diane Hildebrandt and Professor Patrick Eriksson of Pretoria University were singled out for the prestigious honour from 48 entries sent in from all over Africa.Two categories were judged – Life and Earth Sciences, which Eriksson won; and Basic Science, Technology and Innovation, which Hindebrandt won. Each received a prize worth US$100 000 (R731 061).President Jacob Zuma was quick to applaud the achievement of the two scientists during the awards ceremony, which took place in Addis Ababa during the 14th AU summit.“I say with pride that South Africans continue to display excellence in various fields in the international arena,” said the president.“On behalf of the South African people I wish to congratulate Professor Hildebrandt and Professor Eriksson, and wish them well in their endeavours to make Africa and the world a better place to live.”Top achieverHildebrandt, one of South Africa’s top chemical engineers, is a professor of sustainable process engineering in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, and is also co-director at the university’s Centre for Optimisation Modelling and Process Synthesis.She started her career as a process engineer at South Africa’s fuel giant Sasol and obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in chemical engineering from Wits University. Her career at her alma mater now spans more than 20 years.Hildebrandt was the first woman chemical engineer to earn an A rating from the National Research Foundation. A prolific author, she has more than 50 papers to her name.Winning awards is not a novelty for her – she’s already been honoured with the Vice-Chancellor’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2002; the Bill Neale-May Gold Medal of the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2000; the Meiring Naudé medal of the Royal Society of South Africa in 1997; the Distinguished Researcher Award of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996; and the President’s Award of the Foundation for Research and Development in 1996 and 2010.“I’m grateful for the award and look forward to making further contributions to Africa and its development,” she said in an interview with University World News, adding that there are many scientists who strive to improve conditions for all Africans, often under difficult circumstances.Internationally respectedEriksson is head of Pretoria University’s Geology Department, a post he has held since 2006. He joined the department as a lecturer in 1982 and rose to a professorship 12 years later. Eriksson completed his PhD in 1984 and obtained a higher doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich in 1998.He lectures in sedimentology and his research focuses on the evolution of Precambrian (sedimentary) basins. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Geological Society of Africa, and still finds time to act as editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences.The National Research Foundation gave him an A research rating in 2007.Well respected on an international level, he founded the Global Precambrian Sedimentation Syndicate in 1997, an informal working group comprising 16 eminent scientists from South Africa, the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, Australia, and India.Accepting the AU award, Eriksson paid tribute to his peers on the continent.Boosting African scienceThe AU Scientific Awards programme is aimed at inspiring the continent’s best minds to bigger and better achievements, and also celebrates their efforts to boost entrepreneurship in science and research, attract investment into African science, and establish scientific centres of excellence in Africa.The African Academy of Sciences, Twas (formerly the Third World Academy of Sciences) bureau in Africa, and the Network of African Science Academies adjudicated the awards.Winners are selected according to several criteria, including the number of publications they have written or co-written, the number of graduate research students they have mentored, and the relevance of their work in tackling the challenges facing the African continent as well as the ease of application.Besides the AU Science Award, also up for grabs are the AU Young Scientist Award, handed out on a national level to promising researchers under 35 years of age, and the AU Woman Scientist Award, which is region-based. These prizes fall into the same two categories as the main accolade.
The most important component of a startup is the team. Not only do you need to hire the right people for the job, you also have to hire them at the right time. Polaris Venture Partners’ Mike Hirshland wrote a great post entitled, How to Kill a Startup: Hire Executives instead of Entrepreneurs. After investing in companies like Automattic and Quantcast Hirshland believes that companies go through a distinct life cycle and often the right people for the job change over time. Says Hirshland, “One of the hardest things about building a startup organization is that a successful startup is effectively 2 or 3 radically different companies between founding and achieving substantial commercial value. And the people who will be great at one of those different stages often will be pretty lousy at the other stages.”Hirshland goes on to talk about VC’s pressuring founders into taking on senior executive at the wrong phase of the business. He believes that early-stage startups must be led by entrepreneurial (and flexible) individuals while later stage companies should be run by executives who understand how to scale and build better infrastructure. We’ve seen our fair share of founders pushed out of companies to make way for more seasoned executives. While it’s tough for boards to make those decisions, in some cases the transition of leadership is the right thing to do to build a better company. While Hirshland applies his post to senior executive, the same mentality can also be applied to other members of staff. How do you know if you’ve got the right staff for the right time? If you’ve got a marketing director pitching an unfinished site, a Biz Dev guy without a business plan or a new VP of engineering whose 2 employees keep hiding his index cards, then you’ve probably jumped the gun. For more from Hirshland check out his blog at vcmike.wordpress.com.Photo Credit: Chris Metcalf Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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England won the toss and elected to field first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of Day 2 of the 5th Test between India and England from the Oval stadium in London.Scorecard | Day 1 England, leading the visitors by 237 runs, are firmly in the box seat. The Indian bowlers fought hard in the middle session but the Root-Buttler combine, blending caution with attack, undermined India’s effort and pushed England miles ahead. Another notable feature of the 80-run stand was the alert running between the wickets. Buttler fell in a soft fashion, limply flicking Ishant to Ashwin at short mid-wicket. The likes of Binny and Aaron found the outside edge more than a couple of times but did not find any joy. Root, essaying some classy puncy-drives further piled the agony on India. They are on the mat. Will they get up and put up a brave fight tomorrow? Or will England maintain their clinical efficiency? Joe root has been excellent throughout this test series! By far the best Batsman of this series! #IndvsEng dasrammohan (@dasrammohan) August 16, 2014That’ll be STUMPS on Day 2!!With Joe Root(92) and Chris Jordan(19) at the crease, England end Day 2 at 385/7 after 105 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl the FINAL OVER of Day 2!!ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!103.4 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root goes on the frontfoot and punches it straight down the ground for a boundary. A TREAT TO WATCH from Root!!101.2 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root leans forward and guides it past gully for a boundary.advertisement96.5 overs: FOUR!! Chris Jordan rocks back and pummels the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary.95.1 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root pulls it through square leg and steals three runs. That’s FIFTY for Root!!NINE RUNS off the over!!94.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Chris Woakes out caught by the wicket-keeper. Woakes was looking to steer it towards third man but gets a faint edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Chris Woakes departs for a golden duck. Another BLOW for England!!94.3 overs: SIX!! Joe Root goes for the hook and gets a top-edge over long leg for the maximum.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ishant!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.93.4 overs: OUT!! Ishant Sharma has got Jos Buttler out caught at short midwicket. Buttler picks the inswinger and flicks it straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes it comfortably. Jos Buttler departs after scoring 45 runs off 73 balls with nine boundaries. With Joe Root(38) and Jos Buttler(40) at the crease, England are currently at 303/5 after 91 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!90.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler goes on the frontfoot and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary. With Joe Root(38) and Jos Buttler(28) at the crease, England are currently at 291/5 after 89 overs.#IndvsEng if england declare now, with lead of about 150-175 , india can make sure this test is over in two days 🙂 Avadhut (@avoodi123) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!84.1 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler reaches out and slaps it past point for a boundary. With Joe Root(14) and Jos Buttler(13) at the crease, England are currently at 252/5 after 75 overs.Scenes of jubilation in the Indian women’s camp after winning the Test #indvseng #cricket pic.twitter.com/4S4yLxiPeM CricketHuddle (@CricketHuddle) August 16, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end for India. With Joe Root(13) and Jos Buttler(12) at the crease, England are currently at 248/5 after 74 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Joe Root and Jos Buttler are out in the middle for England while Stuart Binny will start the proceedings for India.And, we’re back!! TEA: Finally, MS Dhoni’s men clinch a session against England. India pulled up their socks and gave a good account of themselves on the second afternoon. The fielding veered from sharp to shabby but the bowlers did not waver much from their rhythm. Aaron set the tone early on, interrogating the English skipper on and around the off-stump. Cook was lucky to be reprieved on 65 and 70 but finally fell to Aaron’s persistence. India then engineered a double blow, removing Ballance and Bell off successive overs while Ashwin snapped up Ali. The hosts though are ahead by 98 runs. Can they fatten their lead? Or will India wipe out the lower-order quickly to stay afloat at the Oval? Well done team #India ! Go for another good session and we are in the game. Come on #India dekhado ! #IndvsEng #2-2 Jadu Saikia (@jadu_saikia) August 16, 2014With Joe Root(11) and Jos Buttler(12) at the crease, England are currently at 246/5 after 73 overs.advertisementFIVE RUNS off the over!!72.6 overs: FOUR!! Jos BUttler gets forward and clips it off the pads for a boundary. With Joe Root(9) and Jos Buttler(8) at the crease, England are currently at 239/5 after 71 overs.Taking Root’s wicket is like taking 2 wickets! Brilliant player, need to get him out! #IndvsEng vamshiballikonda (@vamshi_b) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!70.5 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Buttler!! With Joe Root(8) and Jos Buttler(4) at the crease, England are currently at 234/5 after 70 overs.Wow.. @ashwinravi99 whaata a delivery..? Gotcha!!..??? #happy finally seeing Indian bowlers doing some damage. #Indvseng #EngvInd @devi0111 Kala Mani (@kalamani22) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!69.6 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler flays the short arm jab and sends it scurrying through midwicket for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!Jos Buttler comes to the crease for England.Team India FINALLY ONTO SOMETHING here!!68.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has bowled Moeen Ali on a flighted delivery. Ali was looking to leave it but was a tad too late in deciding as the ball kisses the bottom edge of the bat and crashes onto the off-stump. Moeen Ali departs after scoring 14 runs off 24 balls with two boundaries. Is a COLLAPSE ON CARDS for England here!!ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!64.2 overs: FOUR!! Moeen Ali flicks it again and sends it racing through square leg for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Ali!!64.1 overs: FOUR!! Moeen Ali leans forward and flicks it past midwicket for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!Moeen Ali comes to the crease for England.Can India manage to PULL THINGS BACK here!!63.1 overs: OUT!! Ishant Sharma has got Ian Bell out caught by the wicket-keeper. Bell was looking to push it towards covers and gets an outside edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Ian Bell departs after scoring seven runs off 16 balls. Another BLOW for England!!That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ashwin!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.62.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Gary Ballance out caught at silly point. Ballance leans forward to defend and sends it straight into the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara who tales it comfortably. Gary Ballance departs after scoring 64 runs off 117 balls with 13 boundaries. BIG WICKET for India!! With Ian Bell(1) and Gary Ballance(64) at the crease, England are currently at 197/2 after 61 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!60.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. With Ian Bell(0) and Gary Ballance(60) at the crease, England are currently at 192/2 after 59 overs. #IndvsEng Even though India is performing dismally, lets keep pining all of our hopes on our team, just like we do every time. Go India! Shivanii (@dimaagka_raita) August 16, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ian Bell comes to the crease for England.57.4 overs: OUT!! Varun Aaron has got Alastair Cook out caught at first slip. Aaron lures Cook into the drive and forces an outside edge through Murali Vijay who takes a good diving catch. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 79 runs off 183 balls with nine boundaries. England skipper’s LUCK FINALLY RUNS OUT!!advertisement57.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and clouts the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(75) and Gary Ballance(59) at the crease, England are currently at 187/1 after 57 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!56.4 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance unveils the blistering cover drive and sends it scurrying for a boundary. GREAT BALLANCE from Gary!! With Alastair Cook(74) and Gary Ballance(55) at the crease, England are currently at 182/1 after 56 overs.The England captain must think that Christmas has arrived too early in the year for him..#Oval #IndvsEng @StarSportsIndia wv raman (@wvraman) August 16, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!!MS Dhoni & co. are IN SHAMBLES here!! 54.1 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Ajinkya Rahane has dropped Alastair Cook at first slip. Cook was lured into the cut shot and gets an outside edge towards Rahane who drops it Ashwin’s dissent. Cook is LIVING DANGEROUSLY!! With Alastair Cook(67) and Gary Ballance(53) at the crease, England are currently at 173/1 after 51 overs.Too many slips by Indian slips. #IndvsEng 1/2 plate (@daalrice) August 16, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!49.4 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Murali Vijay has dropped Alastair Cook at first slip. Cook was looking to defend but gets an outside edge towards Vijay who goes to his right and drops a dolly. POOR EFFORT from India!!49.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it with disdain for a blazing boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Cook!! With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(53) at the crease, England are currently at 165/1 after 48 overs.Harsha Bhogle analyses what is wrong with Indian cricket. Then he hypes them up after one win. Get mauled. Process repeats. #IndvsEng Sub Zero (@Gautham_TR) August 16, 2014EIGHT RUNS off the over!!47.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballances reaches out and flays the upper-cut for a boundary. That’s 3rd TEST FIFTY for Ballance!!47.2 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. Bhuvi STRAYS OFF LINE!! Looks like they have given up already. No intent in body language, no one to inspire. #IndvsEng Abhash Makharia (@abhashm) August 16, 2014With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(45) at the crease, England are currently at 157/1 after 47 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!46.3 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for a boundary. That was BEAUTIFULLY TIMED by Ballance!! Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end for India. With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(40) at the crease, England are currently at 152/1 after 46 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!! 45.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR-LINE from Bhuvi!!Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! LUNCH: Another session thoroughly dominated by England. That’s four in a row in this match. India got the much needed early wicket they were striving for in the form of Sam Robson, but since then Ballance and Cook haven’t been in any trouble at all. Aaron was the pick of the bowlers, while both Ishant and Bhuvi hardly made the batsmen play, especially the former. The latter was disappointing, well down on pace and offering buffet balls on the pads which were helped away for runs by the batsmen. The sun is out and the Indians look certainly jaded. The body language isn’t great either, with no real spark or effort to gee up the bowlers. A long, hard, tiring toil awaits them in the field, unless they pick up wickets in a heap. Whether they change anything remains to be seen. Played a Test after 8 years & Won it! Indian Women have beat Eng Women by 6 wickets! #IndvsEng Liju Sukumar (@LijuSukumar) August 16, 2014With Alastair Cook(56) and Gary Ballance(40) at the crease, England are currently at 148/1 after 45 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!44.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans into the drive and sends it racing through extra cover for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Ballance!!Varun Aaron will bowl the FINAL OVER before lunch.43.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and whips it through midwicket for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!40.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook hangs back and flays the cut past backward point for a boundary. That’s FIFTY for Cook!! With Alastair Cook(46) and Gary Ballance(35) at the crease, England are currently at 133/1 after 40 overs.36.2 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance was looking to defend and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary.34.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Ballance!!33.5 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and whacks it through square leg for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!20.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes for the drive and gets an outside edge towards third man for a boundary.Gary Ballance comes to the crease for England.Varun Aaron STRIKES EARLY in the day for India!!20.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Varun Aaron has bowled Sam Robson on a pitched up delivery. Robson was beaten for pace and a tad too late in the shot as the ball rattles the stumps. Sam Robson departs after scoring 37 runs off 70 balls with six boundaries.20.3 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson waits for it and steers it past gully for a boundary.Varun Aaron will bowl from the other end for India.Bhuvi starts off with a MAIDEN!!Alastair Cook and Sam Robson are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.Toss: England won the toss and elected to field first against India.Changes: India have made two changes with Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny replacing Pankaj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja. On the other hand, England have decided to play the same team from the last Test match.Teams(from):England: Alastair Cook, Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James AndersonIndia: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently asked all its affiliated schools to sell only National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books.Moreover, the board said that ‘Tuck Shops’ inside the school premises will not be able to sell books by private publishers.Also, on the issue of selling stationary items, the board said that the ‘Tuck Shops’ will be able to sell items such as pens, pencils, copies among others, but the prices should not be more than the MRP.Use only NCERT books: Last year, schools affiliated to CBSE were asked by the board to use only NCERT books for all the classesThis step has been taken after it received reports and complaints from parents that schools were pressurizing them to buy huge number of textbooks published by others.According to TOI reports, the board feels that the NCERT books are sufficient enough as the material forms the base for not only board exams but for competitive exam like JEE. Therefore, schools need not look beyond itWhat are the views of the schools?On the other hand, school authorities have been defending the use of other publicationsAjit Prasad Jain, Senior Principal, Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, said that as the nearest NCERT godown/sale counter is based in Bengaluru, they have to wait for almost six months to procure books and so it is better to buy other textbooks that don’t veer away from the prescribed CBSE syllabusNCERT to take sole responsibility of publishing school textbooks:From the year 2018, the school textbooks will be published only by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), while the CBSE’s role will be restricted to its original mandate of holding examinations and affiliation.advertisementAbout CBSE:CBSE was established in 1962. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by central government of India. Every year, the board conducts the Class 10 and Class 12 exam in the month of March.For any query, the candidates can visit the official website.Read: CBSE directs schools to send experienced teachers or say goodbye to affiliation Read: Washington University to mentor IIT Delhi students, signs agreementRead: National Medical Commission Bill approved by Union Cabinet, MCI to be replacedFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
REVEALED: Eriksen DID give Tottenham teammate Vertonghen black eyeby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen did manage to give Tottenham teammate Jan Vertonghen a black eye – but the incident was a training accident.Eriksen rubbished rumours circulating on social media that Vertonghen had been involved in an affair with his wife Sabrina Kvist Jensen. An image of Vertonghen with a black eye had accompanied some of the posts, suggesting it was related to the unfounded speculation.The Mirror says Eriksen was to blame for the injury in an accidental training-ground clash.Both Eriksen and Vertonghen were involved on Tuesday night as Spurs were humbled 7-2 by Bayern Munich.It was the first time in Tottenham’s history they had shipped seven goals on home soil and extended their indifferent start to the campaign. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus coach Sarri planning London return for three-player raidby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Maurizio Sarri is planning a London return for a three-player raid on Chelsea and Tottenham.Ilbianconero says Sarri is keen on poaching N’Golo Kante and Emerson Palmieri from old side Chelsea.And Le 10 Sport says Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen has been lined up for a free transfer to Turin at the end of the season.It’s said that French World Cup winner Kante, 28, is high on Sarri’s shopping list after starring under the Italian last season.Sarri transformed Kante from a defensive midfielder into a complete all-rounder, and the pair could be set for a reunion at the end of the campaign.He is also keen on Chelsea teammate Emerson too, who he thrust into the side ahead of Marcos Alonso at the beginning of 2019.Eriksen, 27, is available on a free transfer next summer after refusing to talks terms with Tottenham.And Juve will look to open negotiations in January, despite reported interest from Real Madrid.
Jim Kelly NFL DraftJim Kelly, former Miami Hurricane and Buffalo Bill great, has just stolen the show at the NFL Draft – and for good reason. Friday night, Kelly, who has battled squamous cell carcinoma (a form of jaw cancer) the past few years, made his way to stage to announce the 50th overall pick in place of commissioner Roger Goodell. Before he announced Buffalo’s selection of Ronald Darby, he received a standing ovation and was serenaded with chants of his last name. It was incredibly heartwarming.If the above clip doesn’t work, click here to view it on YouTube.It’s great to see Kelly back on his feet, cancer-free. Let’s hope it stays that way.
Eating nuts at least twice a week can slash the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by almost 17 per cent, a new study suggests. “Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fat and contain little saturated fat,” said study author. “They also have protein, minerals, vitamins, fibre, phytosterol, and polyphenols which benefit heart health. European and US studies have related nuts with cardiovascular protection but there is limited evidence from the Eastern Mediterranean Region.” Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe study, examined the association between nut consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A total of 5,432 adults aged 35 and older with no history of cardiovascular disease were randomly selected from urban and rural areas. The intake of nuts including walnuts, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts and seeds was assessed in 2001 with a validated food frequency questionnaire. Participants were interviewed every two years until 2013 for the occurrence of cardiovascular events and death. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardDuring a median 12-year follow-up, there were 751 cardiovascular events, 179 cardiovascular deaths and 458 all-cause deaths. According to the findings, eating nuts two or more times per week was associated with a 17 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality compared to consuming nuts once every two weeks. The connection was robust even after adjusting for factors that could influence the relationship such as age, sex, education, smoking. to name a few.