Month: December 2019

Chelsea and Man United can forget about signing Pogba in January, says agent

first_img Paul Pogba 1 Chelsea and Manchester United target Paul Pogba will not be moving anywhere in January, according to the player’s agent.The Frenchman has impressed for Juventus once again this season and Europe’s big clubs are circling.Chelsea and United both want to lure the midfielder to England, while Barcelona and Bayern Munich are keen too.But Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has revealed that his client will be going nowhere during the upcoming transfer window.“Pogba is no longer a surprise,” Raiola told Mediaset.“He’s not a youngster just being discovered. A player with his talent is known to everybody. There have been offers for him, and they’re still there.“Last summer he decided to stay another year at Juve, and he kept his word. We’re not preoccupied with thoughts of his future, we’re thinking about that.“Paul is a lad who decides with his heart, and at the moment he’s focused on Juventus. I can categorically rule out a move in January.“In the future we’ll see, we’ll talk at the end of July.”last_img read more

Arsenal blow! Star man could be sidelined until MARCH with ligament damage

first_img Santi Cazorla 1 Arsene Wenger has conceded Santi Cazorla could be out until March after suffering knee ligament damage in last weekend’s draw at Norwich.The Spain international played on at Carrow Road despite taking a heavy knock in the early stages of the second half as Arsenal’s injury woes continued.Laurent Koscielny had already been forced off with an early hip problem and Alexis Sanchez then pulled up with a hamstring injury.Those two players were substituted but Cazorla played on – with Wenger now admitting he may be without the influential midfielder for up to four months.“It is possible,” Wenger said when asked about reports the 30-year-old being sidelined until March.“Ideally you want them all to be with you but we are prepared to deal with it. It is a big miss with players like that but it is a opportunity for players to come in and fill in and show they have the quality and that they are fresh and that can give a good impact to the team.“The players injured in the last two weeks will not play tomorrow and who is back maybe in the squad could be Laurent Koscielny, and Theo Walcott will be a decision tomorrow morning.”Sanchez will be seen as a key loss to Wenger’s ambitions as the Premier League enters a busy festive period and the Gunners face a must-win Champions League tie in Olympiacos on Wednesday.Wenger highlighted Sanchez being pushed into the Carrow Road camera pit by Norwich’s defender Ryan Bennett as a potential reason for his own injury.The Frenchman refused to put a time-frame on the hamstring issue but again defended his decision to play the Chile international at Norwich after a long run of games for club and country.“I don’t know, honestly,” he said of Sanchez’s possible return.“Alexis is a hamstring but I don’t know how long it will take, it is usually a quick one to recover while Cazorla we don’t know until he sees a specialist.“Alexis had four weeks holiday, he was rested in some games and had all the medical signs to say he was okay to play between Dinamo Zagreb and Norwich.“Nobody suggested that he could displace his back or his hamstring. When he was pushed into the boards on the side of the field that did not shock anybody. That injury can come from that as well.“I’m not expert enough to know but if you want to blame me I’m okay with it.”While Koscielny may be fit in time to face Sunderland on Saturday, with Walcott also likely to return to the squad, Wenger is still without a number of key figures as the likes of Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta remain out.last_img read more

Insider Trading: Arsenal transfer hits ‘complications’ while Stoke enter race for long-term Tottenham target

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Warren provides the latest on Isco’s Real Madrid future, with several European heavyweights queuing up for the Spanish playmaker who grew disillusioned in the last few weeks of Rafael Benitez’s reign.There’s also an update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny, with Arsene Wenger hopeful the deal will go through in ‘two or three days’ after overcoming some complications.Would the Gunners consider selling to one of their arch rivals? Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been heavily linked with Chelsea in today’s newspapers and Ray Wilkins believes the England man needs to leave to boost his Euro 2016 hopes. We saw Petr Cech move in the opposite direction last summer – but could it really happen again?And two other England players on the periphery of the England squad are also in the news. Saido Berahino is now an alleged target for top-six chasing Stoke, while Watford have moved ahead of West Brom in the race for Tottenham outcast Andros Towsnend.Here are some of the latest transfer rumours from talkSPORT.com:Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp plotting stunning move for Bayern Munich star this monthManchester City face competition from Euro giants to land Real Madrid midfielder IscoTransfer report: Barcelona reject chance to take Pedro back from ChelseaMan United are not pursuing Pep Guardiola because he lacks Premier League experience, claims Spanish football expertExclusive – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should leave Arsenal to boost Euro 2016 hopes, says Ray WilkinsSwansea and Southampton set for transfer fight over Serie A strikerStuttgart want forgotten Chelsea man Papy Djilobodji on 18-month loan deallast_img read more

Pepper painkiller hot topic among doctors

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.How could something searing possibly soothe? Bite a hot pepper, and after the burn your tongue goes numb. The hope is that bathing surgically exposed nerves in a high-enough dose will numb them for weeks, so that patients suffer less pain and require fewer narcotic painkillers as they heal. “We wanted to exploit this numbness” is how Dr. Eske Aasvang, a pain specialist in Denmark who is testing the substance, puts it. Chili peppers have been part of folk remedy for centuries, and heat-inducing capsaicin creams are a drugstore staple for aching muscles. But today the spice is hot because of research showing that capsaicin targets key pain-sensing cells in a unique way. California-based Anesiva Inc.’s operating-room experiments aren’t the only attempt to harness that burn for more focused pain relief. WASHINGTON: Doctors are experimenting with a chemical that makes peppers hot as a numbing agent during painful surgeries. Devil’s Revenge. Spontaneous Combustion. Hot sauces have names like that for a reason. Now scientists are testing whether the stuff that makes the sauces so savage can tame the pain of surgery. Doctors are dripping the chemical that gives chili peppers their fire directly into open wounds during knee replacement and a few other highly painful operations. Don’t try this at home: These experiments use an ultra-purified version of capsaicin to avoid infection – and the volunteers are under anesthesia so they don’t scream at the initial burn. Harvard University researchers are mixing capsaicin with another anesthetic in hopes of developing epidurals that wouldn’t confine women to bed during childbirth, or dental injections that don’t numb the whole mouth. And at the National Institutes of Health, scientists hope early next year to begin testing in advanced cancer patients a capsaicin cousin that is 1,000 times more potent, to see if it can zap their intractable pain. Nerve cells that sense a type of long-term throbbing pain bear a receptor, or gate, called TRPV1. Capsaicin binds to that receptor and opens it to enter only those pain fibers – and not other nerves responsible for other kinds of pain or other functions such as movement. These so-called C neurons also sense heat; thus capsaicin’s burn. But when TRPV1 opens, it lets extra calcium inside the cells until the nerves become overloaded and shut down. That’s the numbness. “It just required a new outlook about … stimulation of this receptor” to turn those cellular discoveries into a therapy hunt, says the NIH’s Dr. Michael Iadarola. Enter Anesiva’s specially purified capsaicin, called Adlea. Experiments are under way involving several hundred patients undergoing various surgeries, including knee and hip replacements. Surgeons drip either Adlea or a dummy solution into the cut muscle and tissue and wait five minutes for it to soak in before stitching up the wound. Among early results: In a test of 41 men undergoing open hernia repair, capsaicin recipients reported significantly less pain in the first three days after surgery, Aasvang reported this month at a meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Ongoing studies are testing larger doses in more patients to see whether the effect is real.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Reward offered after theft from Palmdale High School

first_imgPALMDALE – Palmdale High School is offering a $200 reward for information leading to those responsible for a break-in over the holiday weekend that caused an estimated $15,000 in loss and damages. Burglars broke into seven or eight portable classrooms, prying loose metal security-window grates, and stole laptop computers and projectors. “It looked like they were going after technological devices such as projectors and laptops,” Principal Eric Riegert said. “You can use projectors for Super Bowl parties and use them for big-screen TVs. They are very high quality.” The break-in was discovered Sunday by the school’s football coaching staff, Riegert said. 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe thieves brought tools with them, Riegert said. “These are not kids messing around. It was premeditated,” Riegert said. Riegert said it was disheartening for teachers to return from the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend and learn of the thefts.last_img read more

FA Fair Play League: Every PL club ranked by who’s been naughty and nice

first_img 20 20 20. West Bromwich Albion – 326 disciplinary points (Played 40 – 3 reds, 73 yellows) – Click the right arrow above to find out the fairest Premier League team… 20 20 20 13. Crystal Palace – 278 disciplinary points (Played 41 – 2 reds, 66 yellows) 7. Manchester United – 258 disciplinary points (Played 40 – 1 reds, 62 yellows) 20 14. West Ham – 282 disciplinary points (Played 40 – 6 reds, 62 yellows) 5. Everton – 244 disciplinary points (Played 43 – 5 reds, 48 yellows) 11. Stoke City – 268 disciplinary points (Played 42 – 5 reds, 56 yellows) 20 20 20 20 8. Tottenham – 260 disciplinary points (Played 39 – 0 reds, 65 yellows) Sunday’s Premier League clash between Leicester City and West Ham United was quite a fiery affair.Even disregarding Jamie Vardy’s controversial sending off and finger-jabbing reaction, the match reached an early boiling point and continued to bubble until final time was called by referee Jon Moss.Thibaut Courtois also saw red at the weekend as Chelsea lost 3-0 to Manchester City in a game that also had five yellow cards.But which teams in the English top-flight have been the dirtiest and which have been the cleanest?Click the right arrow above to find out which Premier League team tops the Fair Play League across all first-team competitions…– A yellow card = four points– Denial of a goal scoring opportunity or dismissal for 2 cautions = ten points– Violent conduct, serious foul play, spitting or offensive and abusive language = 12 pointsStatistics correct up to and including fixtures on 18 April 2016 20 20 18. Watford – 316 disciplinary points (Played 38 – 3 reds, 70 yellows) 20 10. Southampton – 264 disciplinary points (Played 38 – 6 reds, 53 yellows) 20 9. Manchester City – 264 disciplinary points (Played 42 – 0 reds, 66 yellows) 6. Sunderland – 248 disciplinary points (Played 36 – 2 reds, 57 yellows) 15. Liverpool – 284 disciplinary points (Played 42 – 2 reds, 66 yellows) 20 12. Newcastle United – 270 disciplinary points (Played 36 – 4 reds, 57 yellows) 4. Leicester City – 244 disciplinary points (Played 39 – 2 reds, 56 yellows) 20 16. Chelsea – 286 disciplinary points (Played 39 – 5 reds, 59 yellows) 20 17. Norwich City – 292 disciplinary points (Played 38 – 3 reds, 65 yellows) 2. Bournemouth – 238 disciplinary points (Played 40 – 1 reds, 57 yellows) 20 3. Swansea City – 240 disciplinary points (Played 37 – 1 reds, 60 yellows) 19. Aston Villa – 326 disciplinary points (Played 40 – 2 reds, 76 yellows) 20 20 1. Arsenal – 210 disciplinary points (Played 40 – 4 reds, 45 yellows)last_img read more

Liverpool transfer news: Is ‘dominant’ Euro 2016 star the ideal man for Klopp?

first_imgFootball statistics experts WhoScored assess what could be a incredible signing by Liverpool, should they sneak in and snap up N’Golo Kante from Leicester City. Read on to see how the French sensation could fit in to Jurgen Klopp’s plans and check out WhoScored’s Liverpool stats page, here.It’s seemingly easier to identify a team who haven’t been linked with a move for N’Golo Kante this summer given the raft of interest in the France international. A dominant debut season in England’s top tier has seen a majority of the clubs sit up and take notice of the tough tackling 25-year-old. While Leicester are understandably keen to retain the services of their star midfielder, they could be powerless to resist the temptation to sell if a big money bid for one of their prized assets lands on Claudio Ranieri’s desk.The latest team to be linked with a move for the player is Liverpool, who are looking to strengthen their midfield this summer. Kante’s WhoScored.com rating last season (7.61) ranked among the top 10 Premier League players, further reinforcing the high level of interest in the midfielder. Given the high pressing approach implemented by manager Jurgen Klopp, Kante seems the ideal acquisition for the Reds.The Leicester star made more tackles (175) and interceptions (156) than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues last season. He ranked third for possession won in the midfield third (162) in England’s top tier last term. As far as perfectly suited midfielders in a Klopp system go, they don’t get much better than Kante. The one concern, however, would be whether he could transition from a team that sits back to hit teams on the counter to one that looks to dominate proceedings.In his final season in France, only Guingamp (44.1%) averaged less possession than former side Caen (44.7%) in Ligue 1, while Leicester averaged the third least possession (44.8%) in their title winning campaign. For teams that won’t see much of the ball, Kante is the ideal ball winner to help regain possession in the middle of the attack to spring swift counter attacks. For Leicester last season, who could call on Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, this tact worked to perfection.Liverpool, though, averaged a strong 55% possession in the Premier League, the fifth highest last term. Any qualms over whether Kante would struggle in a team routinely on the front foot, though, went some way to being quashed on Friday night, with the midfielder playing a starring role in France’s 2-1 win. The Euro 2016 hosts averaged 59% possession in the victory, with Les Bleus dominant from the outset, despite the scoreline.In Paris, Kante had more touches (101) and attempted more passes (86) than any other player on the pitch and had the best pass success rate (91.9%). As capable as playing in a team that dominates matches as he is a side that is set up to defend deep, Kante is the ideal defensive midfielder for any team. For Liverpool, he’d likely play alongside Emre Can in the middle of the park, with Kante’s seemingly limitless energetic displays freeing up the German to maximise his distribution qualities.No matter who he signs for, however, Kante would make for an astute acquisition. Liverpool aren’t the only side reportedly in the running to sign the France international this summer and if they do firm up their interest, competition for his signature will be high. However, if the Reds can convince Kante to move to Anfield, Liverpool’s squad will be all the stronger in their pursuit of a return to the Champions League.For more stats on N’Golo Kante, click here to view his WhoScored.com player page… 1 Liverpool target N’Golo Kante in action for France last_img read more

Glover holes valuable ace

first_imgKAPALUA, Hawaii – Lucas Glover became the first player to make a hole-in-one in the eight years the Mercedes Championships has been played at Kapalua, using a 5-iron to ace the 203-yard eighth hole. Glover bent over is disbelief, then exchanged a high-five with playing partner Mark Calcavecchia. Along with getting into contention at the season-opening event, Glover won a Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG, a value of $87,375. Glover got into the field by holing a 35-foot bunker shot on the final hole of the Funai Classic at Disney in October. In the two months since the season ended, he graduated from Clemson and got married. He opened the new season by making bogey on his first four holes, but the ace got him within one shot of the lead. Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fabulous Shandon Spa celebrates fantastic 1st year in business

first_imgBUSINESS: The fabulous Shandon Hotel and Spa are celebrating their first year in business this week. Spa & Leisure Manager Chanelle Da Silva has expressed her delight at the support received from the local community, wider Donegal community and further afield.The demand for the spa has been unprecedented since August 2015, even through the winter, before the hotel opened, the spa still managed a very steady and strong trade. Manager of The Shandon Spa, Chanelle Da Silva has been delighted at their first year in business.The hotel has now opened since Easter and this has really catapulted results, with both facilities complimenting each other allowing for the ultimate relaxation & pampering experience with unrivalled views over sheephaven bay.Shandon Spa provides a totally new perspective on health, beauty and relaxation. The very latest facilities are imaginatively pieced together so that you journey effortlessly from one exquisitely soothing experience to the next, while enjoying the wonderful scenery of one of Ireland’s loveliest coastlines.Tired spirits are invigorated and cares are gently swept away. The Spa has been built to take full advantage of its breathtaking setting. The full-height picture windows ensure that guests on each of the three floors don’t just relax, but also have their inner health restored by the beauty of Sheephaven Bay and its surrounding hills and mountains.The Spa interior is designed and equipped to highest international standards. A pretty water feature sets the scene as you arrive. Enter the marbled hallway and be greeted by the receptionist who will arrange your day and show you around. Complimentary herbal tea or coffee is provided in the ground floor lounge area while you wait for your spa day to begin. In the amazing vitality area you will find a luxurious range of heat and cooling experiences to cleanse and relax the mind, body and soul. The Vitality Pool has carefully positioned water jets to massage different areas of your neck and body.Move on to discover three heated loungers and two state of the art lifestyle showers, where you can experience tropical downpours or gentle mists. There are individual foot spas covered in tiny glass mosaic, offering an intimate and understated ambience that contrasts with the elegant luxury of the Italian marble which predominates elsewhere.The all-encompassing heat of the sauna eliminates toxins from your body before you step over to the Salt Grotto to experience its amazing mist, infused with Sea Salt and Eucalyptus. Outside you will discover the Canadian hot tub. Lie back in the comforting warmth of the water and enjoy the sights and sounds of the area.There are eight spacious treatment rooms, two of them double, so that if you wish, you can be pampered alongside a friend or partner.Finally, we have a relaxation room where you can reflect on your Shandon Spa experience before returning to the realities of everyday life.In summary, what we offer is luxury in a setting of total peace and quiet. Those who know Donegal appreciate its calming effect on the soul. They are drawn by the hauntingly beautiful hills, the rugged cliffs and the seas which constantly change colour from deep greens to the brightest blues. We believe that spending time in our spa enhances the effect of these attractions and we cordially invite you to come along and find out for yourself.General Manager Carolynne Harrison has indicated that the resort will be offering some fantastic overnight and day spa packages throughout the winter months, she encourages guests to book as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.The Shandon Resort is also recruiting for the following positions, Head Grill Chef, Hotel Receptionist, Housekeeping Staff and Kitchen Porters, to apply, please visit shandonhotelspa.com/hotel/careers/www.shandonhotelspa.com Fabulous Shandon Spa celebrates fantastic 1st year in business was last modified: August 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesLifestyslenewssuccessThe Shandon Spalast_img read more

LIZZY’S EGG-STRA SPECIAL EASTER VISIT – JARLA’S VIEW!

first_imgLIZZY’S EGG-STRA SPECIAL EASTER VISIT – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: April 20th, 2014 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:cartoondonegalJarlalast_img