Jamie Vardy in action for Leicester 1 Leicester have revealed striker Jamie Vardy is to undergo surgery on a groin injury.Reports emerged over the weekend that the Foxes hotshot, who has been in sensational form this season, faced going under the knife to cure a long-standing problem.The club have now confirmed that is the case although they insist the procedure is only a minor one and is likely to rule Vardy out of just one game – the FA Cup clash at Tottenham on Sunday.The news Vardy is only set for a short lay-off will come as a relief to Leicester fans. His 15 Premier League goals have helped turn the club into unlikely title challengers this term and earned the 28-year-old England recognition.
Galatasaray are interested in completing a short-term deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma this summer.Blues boss Antonio Conte is expected to allow the France international to leave on a temporary basis, in order to gain regular first-team football.As a result, clubs have begun announcing their interest in the 22-year-old centre half and, according to reports in Turkey, one those is Galatasaray.While Chelsea are not expected to allow Zouma to leave on a permanent basis, the Turkish giants are keen on a short-term deal.The Frenchman has made 15 appearances for the Premier League leaders this season but has had to contend with a place on the bench for much of the campaign.Conte believes time away and regular first-team action will benefit Zouma’s career and a possible move to Turkey is certainly not out of the question. Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma 1
England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Asked what he thought of the growing number of young English players in the Bundesliga – stars such as Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson, on loan at Hoffenheim – Low said it was no surprise that German clubs were looking at Premier League academies.“We know, for the last three or four years especially, the young English players are getting better and better,” the 58-year-old said.“They have really very good educations and the federation here has changed its focus on the young players a little bit. Big things are expected of Sancho Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Low says England have changed for the better 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED MONEY “When I speak to my youth-team coaches everyone says ‘England Under-15, Under-17, Under-19, they have very strong players, they are really strong one on one, they are very fast’.“So I think the English team will be very good in the coming years. They have changed something for the better.”Hoffenheim and Dortmund drew 1-1 on Saturday, with former Manchester City star Sancho coming off the bench in the second half. Nelson was an unused substitute but both 18-year-olds made their Champions League debuts for their clubs last week.They are far from alone, though, in moving to Germany, as Denzeil Boadu, another City academy graduate, is also at Dortmund, while England youth internationals Keanan Bennetts and Mandela Egbo both signed for Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this year. BEST OF silverware ADVICE England’s hopes of winning an international trophy for the first time since 1966 have been backed by an unlikely source – Joachim Low.Germany’s World Cup-winning coach in 2014 was among a who’s who list of international coaches at a FIFA Football Conference in London on Sunday. 3 REVEALED There have also been several successful loan spells, with Everton’s Ademola Lookman scoring five goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances for RB Leipzig, West Ham’s Reece Oxford enjoying two stints with Monchengladbach and Liverpool’s Ryan Kent spending half a season with Freiburg.After winning the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups in 2017, England’s stock in global football was already rising before this summer’s run to the last four of the senior World Cup.And, with opportunities for first-team football getting harder to come by in the Premier League, Bundesliga clubs have been the quickest to tap into this crop of emerging English talent’s desire for playing time.The irony that Germany might be part of the solution to England’s international trophy drought will not be lost on Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate, who has repeatedly pointed out how important it is that talented youngsters must be given chances to develop. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions impact Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won
A student has told how it took him four attempts to save the life of a drowning woman who became trapped in her car after it plunged into a river.Heroic Andrew Johnston was visiting Co Donegal for the weekend when the dramatic events unfolded.Having sold his tickets to the Longitude Music Festival, Andrew, 21, surprised girlfriend Rhiannon Donaldson with a weekend in the seaside resort of Buncrana. But while driving to the town on the Inishowen Peninsula, the young couple’s lives would change forever.After passing through Porthall just outside Lifford, Andrew noticed a commotion on the road ahead at the Suile Bridge.He said he initially thought it was a car crash but never thought he would end up saving the lives of two people just moments later.It was only later he would discover how a car with an elderly couple had plunged into the Suile Burn, which flows into the River Foyle, just before 6.30pm on Saturday evening. The Nissan Qashkai being taken from the river near Lifford where a couple were rescued by passersby when their car went into the river.He revealed “I thought it was a crash but then I noticed this guy coming running towards me. He asked me if I could swim and brought me to the edge of the river.“What I saw unfolding before me was the scariest thing I have seen in my life.“I saw the wreckage of a car and a man, whose face was covered in blood, was standing on the top of an upturned car.“I’m not a gold medal swimmer but I got out to him and asked him if there was anybody else in the car.“He told me his wife was in the car. To be honest, it wasn’t the answer I wanted to hear but I knew I had to do something.” For the next two minutes, the second year engineering student at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, tried on FOUR different occasions to reach Mrs Loreta McKinlay.On the first occasion, he simply didn’t take enough breath and had to return to the surface.On the second Andrewm from Lurgan in Co Armagh, reached into the front passenger seat of the car but there was nobody there.He resurfaced and asked Mr McKinlay where exactly his wife was in the car. The terrified husband pointed to the rear passenger side where he had last seen his wife before the couple hit the water.Andrew, assisted by Mr McKinlay, then jumped back into the water and managed to pull open the rear passenger door.They initially had to discard various pieces of clothing and bags in the back of the car before hauling Mrs McKinlay onto the top of the car.Andrew added “She was unconscious. Her lips were blue and I’d never seen anything like it in my life. It was so scary. I was surprised there was any breathing at all.”Mr McKinlay then attempted to perform CPR on his wife.Others from the riverbank had managed to get a garden hose from a passing motorist and threw it to the rescuers to use as a makeshift life-ring.They managed to bring Mrs McKinlay to the riverbank but couldn’t get her to dry land as the banking was too steep.A number of passers-by then managed to lift the stricken woman up onto the edge of the river.The emergency services were contacted but Andrew said it was at least 20 minutes before an ambulance manager to get to the scene.However, Andrew revealed that a paramedic did speak to those at Mrs McKinlay’s side as they changed her recovery position and stayed with her as she battled to live.“It was the longest 20 minutes of my life. I know Donegal is a large place and I’m not having a go at the ambulance service but I thought they were never going to arrive.“I did genuinely fear the worse for the poor woman but the paramedics were doing their best to help us on the phone before the ambulance arrived,” he said.When the rescue services including fire tenders, Gardai and medical personnel as well as the Rescue 118 helicopter did arrive, Andrew went to change his clothing.“I was absolutely soaking from the river and I went to change my clothes. When I came back they had put up a cordon and I could not get past it again.“At that stage I thought I had done all I could and I drove on with my girlfriend,” he said.Andrew went to stay at the Harbour Inn in Buncrana on Saturday night but kept an eye on social media to find out any news on Mr and Mrs McKinlay.It was only yesterday that he realised that reports of the potentially tragic event were describing him as the mystery hero.“I don’t want to describe myself as a hero. I just wanted to find out how the couple were. I’m hoping they will be okay.“I don’t want to think what could have happened. A lot of people helped out on the day and I was just one of them,” he said.In a lovely gesture to the reluctant hero, management at the Harbour Inn in Buncrana heard about Andrew’s amazing bravery and gave himself and his girlfriend a free two-night stay to use in future.“I should have been at Longitude but sold my tickets and decided to come to Donegal. I even got off my part-time job a little early so I shouldn’t really have been passing by that river. Life works in mysterious ways,” added Andrew.Exclusive: River hero tells how he saved drowning woman from car was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Andrew JohnstoncrashheroLiffordrescueSt JohnstonSuile Bridge
A QPR XI will play Hampton & Richmond Borough in a pre-season friendly.The game will take place at the non-League club’s Beveree Stadium on Saturday 4 August. Kick-off has been scheduled for 1pm.Brentford played there on Wednesday evening and won 5-0.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
12 May 2014 The government has thanked South Africans for making the country’s fifth democratic elections a success, and called for unity in moving the country forward. “The sight of millions of South Africans queuing to vote demonstrated a vibrant and maturing democracy,” acting Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) CEO Phumla Williams said on Sunday, a day after the African National Congress (ANC) was officially announced the winner of last Wednesday’s elections. “The elections have served to renew and strengthen our democracy,” Williams said in a statement. “We are pleased by the great turnout, in particular first-time voters. Statistics from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) show that more people than ever before have chosen to exercise their right to vote.” The strong turnout of young voters also boded well for the South African democracy, Williams added. “We are inspired by the overwhelming number of young people who came out to vote across the country. This is a clear indication that the future of South Africa is in good hands.” Williams applauded all the political parties for the spirit of national unity that prevailed during the elections, adding: “The future is now in our hands and we must all do our best to build a winning nation. “As we move forward, we need to inculcate the culture of activism and tolerance displayed during the election period into the daily life of our country. “The elections were hard fought and contested with remarkable political maturity and tolerance, and now that the divisive political battles have come to an end, government calls on all South Africans to unite behind a common goal of moving the country forward in line with the Vision 2030, as mapped out in the National Development Plan.” Source: SAnews.gov.za
We are in a very conservative, practically radical, political environment in where taxes, regulation, and almost anything that smells of “government” is beaten back as soon as it comes up. As energy codes become more rigorous, we see efforts to beat them back.While there are plenty of laws on the books that aren’t useful or effective (except possibly to some narrow interest groups who helped enact them), I assume that most Green Building Advisor readers would agree that stricter energy codes are a good thing. I do wonder, however, how much actual improvement in efficiency we will see, and how quickly the improvement will come, due to more stringent codes. Diet and exerciseThe next big health frontier is obesity. Childhood obesity is increasing health care costs and shortening lives. The First Lady is promoting healthy living and physical activity in an effort to improve diets and the health of children and adults. She is getting some heat for this from the far right who, apparently, think that promoting a healthy lifestyle is somehow anti-American.Discussions about taxing sweetened drinks and less healthy snack foods have also come under fire. There are significant government incentives and subsidies given to the agriculture industry that helps promote the production of corn sweeteners and oils used in frying. A combination of high profits and expanded production of sweeteners and oils required market expansion to absorb them. This led us to super-sized fast food, and, ultimately, huge cup holders in cars to store enormous drinks while we drive.People are just beginning to take notice. It will probably be several years before we see any government action in this area, but based on our experience with smoking, it is probably the only way we will start to see improvements. Anti-smoking campaigns as a modelI am going to make an argument for more government involvement in energy efficiency, using anti-smoking efforts as a model. For many years, few people believed that smoking was harmful, and for a period of time it was even considered healthful.Early anti-smoking efforts, mostly involving public service announcements, were not particularly effective at cutting down on the number of smokers. Tobacco company marketers managed to increase the sales of cigarettes, particularly to teenagers, until the government got involved.Ultimately, restricted advertising, no smoking laws, package warnings, legal settlements, and higher taxes, together, reduced smoking. This has led to improved health and longer lives for many Americans. People noticed, government got involved, and things improved. Can we get some action on green building and energy efficiency?We know that green, healthy, and efficient buildings improve occupant health and help reduce our use of fossil fuels, leading, ultimately, to lower levels of carbon in the atmosphere and improved health for everyone. But this is a big stretch for many people to make.It took a long time for us to realize that smoking was bad for our health, and ultimately it took government action to get people to smoke less. We are in the early stages of the diet/obesity discussion, and who knows how long it will take to see appropriate action on that front.The effects of poor building construction are even farther out of the view of the average American than smoking, diet, and exercise. I feel like those of us on the inside of green building are sort of like the medical researchers who knew about smoking and now know about diet and obesity and are trying desperately to get the word out and change policy for the better. We have a very long way to go to get people’s attention, and ultimately enough government action to incentivize or require high performance buildings.I am hopeful that we will get there, but not sure how long it will take. Given how long it took to change people’s smoking habits, and how far we have yet to go in changing diet and exercise behavior, it may take quite a while.
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Kingston: Double world under-20 sprint champion Briana Williams could miss next month’s World Championships after reportedly testing positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).The Jamaican daily The Gleaner said that the 17-year-old initially failed the doping test after the National Senior Championships between June 20-23 where she placed third in the 100 metres to secure a spot in the national team for the World Championships in Doha. The newspaper said Tuesday that the ‘B’ sample had reportedly confirmed the presence of the substance.Williams’ representative Emir Crowne said they had not yet received confirmation of the ‘B’ sample and insisted that the sprinter had not done anything wrong.Her team reportedly say that the teenager used a contaminated cold and flu medication — which she had declared on her testing protocol form — as the source of the banned substance.”Our primary position will be that Ms Williams bears no fault in the circumstances and there should be no sanctions levied against her. That will be our primary position,” Crowne told The Gleaner.The medication, which does not list HCTZ as an active ingredient, was subsequently sent by Williams’ team to be tested independently in the USA, where it was confirmed that it was contaminated with traces of the banned diuretic, the newspaper reported.Florida-born Williams was just 16 when she won the 100m and 200m at last year’s World Under-20 Championships in Tampere which gained her nominations for the IAAF Female Rising Start and the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Awards.The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is set to name its team for Doha on September 6.Last week, American sprinter Christian Coleman vowed to fight allegations that he missed three drug tests, saying he is confident a September hearing will clear him to compete at the World Championships. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. athleticsBriana WilliamsDopingworld championships First Published: August 28, 2019, 5:08 PM IST