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16 sickening football injuries that left players’ careers hanging by a thread

first_imgVIEWERS of a nervous disposition, look away now.Hugo Lloris suffered a gruesome arm injury during Tottenham’s Premier League drubbing at Brighton that will could see him miss months of action.23Credit: AFP or licensorsThe left arm of Hugo Lloris buckles horribly out of shape under his body23 Lloris falls onto his left arm after spilling an early cross to gift Brighton the lead23 The elbow buckles horribly under the body of Lloris to leave the Spurs star screaming in agonyAnd in similar fashion, these 16 unlucky footballers suffered horrific injuries that kept them out of action for months too.Some even had their careers ended.So here are the stomach churning incidents that were far from ‘armless for those involved.Be warned… the pictures are not pretty.16. RYAN SHAWCROSSStraight in at the deep end.Ryan Shawcross was rushed to hospital having suffered a horror leg-break during Stoke’s friendly with Leicester City this summer.The Potters captain slid in to challenge Foxes winger Marc Albrighton and his trailing left leg buckled alarmingly beneath him.He is still out but recent reports suggest he might be back as soon as Christmas.This won’t be the last you see of Shawcross in this article.23 Ryan Shawcross suffered a horrific leg injury during Stoke’s pre-season game against Leicester15. DJIBRIL CISSEThe France striker had remarkable powers of recovery, breaking his leg twice and making it back within six months on both occasions.The one for Les Bleus looks worse…23 Cisse’s leg folds in a World Cup warm-up game for France, meaning he missed the 2006 tournament in GermanyCredit: Presse Sports23 He suffered similar misfortune for Liverpool during a game against Blackburn in 2004Credit: PA:Press Association14. HENRIK LARSSONThe Swede picked up a bad one playing for Celtic in a Uefa Cup tie against Lyon in 1999.The challenge with Serge Blanc left him with a double leg break and out for the rest of the season.But he was back playing eight months later, and it could have been worse for the striker – who went on to join Barcelona.23 Larsson was crocked in a European game against LyonCredit: Sky Sports13. AARON RAMSEYShawcross was on on the other end of a leg-breaker in 2010 when his horror challenge on Ramsey saw the Welshman’s leg nearly split in two.Ramsey had nine months out but thankfully came back and kicked on leading to his recent mega money £400k-a-week move to Juventus.The Gunners midfielder famously blanked Shawcross after the incident and the notorious hard man even claimed the tackle “changed his public persona”.23 Ryan Shawcross has been involved in leg breaking challenges beforeCredit: Action Images – Reuters23 Ramsey writhed with agony as his teammates watched on in horrorCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd12. LUKE SHAWShaw has fought injury and fitness issues since moving to Man Utd in a £33million deal.He was cruelly denied ten months of action after suffering a double leg break in a challenge with PSV’s Hector Moreno.The Mexican defender was in tears when he visited the former Southampton left-back in hospital the following day.23 Luke Shaw needed surgery after this double leg breakCredit: PA:Press Association11. MARCIN WASILEWSKINow a Premier League champion with Leicester, there was a time when the big Polish defender might have thought his career was over.Axel Witsel came in with a studs-up tackle during a heated Anderlecht vs Standard Liege clash that earned him an eight-game ban and left Wasilewski sidelined for ten months.He considered suing and threatened to snub a handshake when they crossed paths again.23 Standard Liege’s Axel Witsel earned an eight-game ban for this leg-breakerCredit: Getty Images10. GARY MABBUTTWhile the leg breakers will turn your stomach, this facial injury was genuinely scary.Former Spurs defender Mabbutt had his face smashed in by a filthy elbow from Wimbledon’s John Fashanu.It left him with a cheekbone fractured in four places and an eye socket cracked in three.Mabbutt needed a metal plate inserted and was out the game for 12 months.23 John Fashanu elbows Gary Mabbutt in a 1993 clash between Spurs and WimbledonCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd23 Mabbutt showing his injury after surgeryCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd9. Bert TrautmannTrautmann – a former German prisoner of war – broke his neck before playing on to help Manchester City beat Birmingham City 3-1 in the 1956 FA Cup final.Heroic or foolish?You can decide…23 Our front page as it could have looked after Trautmann’s injury in May 1956Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd8. Petr CechCech broke his skull diving at the feet of Reading’s Stephen Hunt in 2006 when playing for Chelsea.He needed three months out after an op and wore head protection for the rest of his career.23 Petr Cech is carried off on a stretcher after fracturing his skullCredit: AP:Associated Press7. EDUARDO DA SILVAAn unpleasant tackle with an unpleasant ending.Birmingham defender Martin Taylor saw red after this horrific lunge on the Gunners forward.And Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva had to act as translator to medical staff as he spoke Portuguese and English.Eduardo needed a year to recover, but managed to continue his career at Arsenal and then Shakhtar Donetsk.23 Martin Taylor’s tackle leaves Eduardo’s ankle foldingCredit: Empics Sports Photography Ltd.6. KIERON DYERJust ten days after his West Ham debut, following a £6million move from Newcastle, the England midfielder’s career was left in tatters.A tackle by Bristol Rovers’ Joe Jacobsen left his leg broken in two places.Already troubled by injuries, Dyer needed 17 months out and was never the same player again.23 Kieron Dyer’s leg buckles in a League Cup clash in 2007Credit: Rex Features5. JUAN ARANGOMassive elbow in the face for the Mallorca midfielder.Photo speaks for itself.23 Mallorca’s Venezuelan Juan Arango leaves the field after being elbowedCredit: AFP4. FEDERICO MATTIELLOIf it wasn’t for bad luck, the Juventus starlet would have had no luck at all.He’d already broken his leg once in his career before a collision with Roma tough-nut Radja Nainggolan produced this shocker.At just 21, the defender was on loan at Chievo at the time.23 Federico Mattiello’s leg breaks in sickening fashion3. LUC NILISBrazilian legend Ronaldo once described Villa’s Belgian forward as one of his favourite strike partners.He then netted on his debut against Chelsea in 2000.But his career was over two games later after a collision with Ipswich keeper Richard Wright left him fearing his leg would need to be amputated.23 Nilis’ career was ended after this horror injuryCredit: Action Images2. PRESTON BURPONot the most well known on the list among English football fans.But this was a career-ending shocker too.The American keeper snapped his tibia and fibula after crashing into New York Red Bulls striker Dane Richards.23 Preston Burpo lies in agony with the goalkeeper’s career overCredit: Getty ImagesMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him1. DAVE BUSSTIf you’ve got this far, you obviously like this sort of thing.Busst’s horrific collision with Manchester United’s Denis Irwin and Brian McClair left Peter Schmeichel vomiting and in need of counselling.The former Coventry defender later contracted MRSA, causing further muscle and tissue damage.23 The sickening moment when Busst’s leg snappedCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd23 The Coventry defender lies on the floor reaching out in agony and horrorCredit: PA:Press Association Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brightonlast_img read more

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What will happen to the football contracts as of June 30, transfers and transfer windows?

first_imgThe local and supra-national football competitions are being postponed one after the other, almost without continuity solution, and given the possibility that most of them will not end when they had planned, the question of what will happen to the contracts that end on June 30, that is, possibly before many of those competitions end, and what will happen to the summer transfer window.Thus, FIFA has created a working group with the confederations, the leagues, the clubs and FIFPro with the aim of taking urgent measures in the face of the serious situation at the moment. for the prevention effects that the coronavirus pandemic is causing.In that working group, which is the head of the FIFA department, the Spanish Emilio García Silvero, In addition to the expiration of the contracts, the summer transfer market, the probable non-payments expected to occur will be addressed, to later incorporate modifications to the Regulations of the Statute and Transfer of Players that allow us to face the new scenario. Suspending the competition for an indefinite time causes the clubs to stop receiving from their main sources of income, as the gay economist of Liébana has pointed out: box office, season tickets, audiovisual rights, advertising and sponsorships; which can result in an inability to meet the salaries of the players. Y As for the contracts ending on June 30, the clubs would be forced to negotiate an extension of the contracts with the players, which they could refuse.As for the registration periods of players, in the case of this summer, they would start with the season still unfinished. As stated by Iusport, the Regulations on the Statute and Transfer of Players of FIFA establish that as each country establishes its own dates for the summer and winter markets, we find variations according to the federations and confederations, although it must always be complied with on the condition that they begin after the end of the season. And with the suspension of competitions due to the coronavirus, there is the possibility that the competitions will not end when they were scheduled. However, the regulation requires that registration periods must be entered into the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) at least 12 months in advance.last_img read more

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Japan promoter says Mayweather bout with kickboxer back on

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The tweet comes after Mayweather told the US website TMZ Sports on Wednesday in California that the fight would go ahead.“We’re going to make it happen,” he reportedly told the site.“It’s a no-brainer.”When the fight was first announced, it was unclear what rules would govern the match-up between the retired welterweight boxer and Nasukawa, an unbeaten kickboxer.But Mayweather told TMZ Sport the face-off would involve “no kicking.”ADVERTISEMENT “Rules? It’s going to be a little boxing exhibition,” he said.“I’m moving around with the guy for nine minutes, and of course it’s going be the highest paid exhibition ever,” he added.The unbeaten 41-year-old, who won world titles in five different weight divisions, made headlines earlier this month when he announced on his Instagram page that he was coming out of retirement for the fight.“I want to give the people what they want — blood, sweat and tears,” he told a news conference in Tokyo afterwards.But just two days later he posted a lengthy statement on his social media accounts saying he had been “blindsided” by organisers of the bout and had “never agreed” to the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Floyd Mayweather, left, of the U.S. shakes hands with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Mayweather said he has signed to fight Nasukawa for a bout promoted by Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation on Dec. 31 in Saitama, north of Tokyo. (Katsuya Miyagawa/Kyodo News via AP)An unprecedented match-up between boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age is back on, according to the Japanese promoter behind the fight.The bout between Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa, first announced earlier this month, was abruptly scrapped by the American boxer shortly after he revealed his plans to take on the kickboxer.ADVERTISEMENT But on Friday, the CEO of mixed martial arts promotor RIZIN said the fight planned for New Year’s Eve was back on.“Misunderstanding with Floyd Mayweather has been resolved,” Nobuyuki Sakakibara tweeted on his account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He will face off against Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31, New Year’s Eve.”“I will talk about the details at a press conference when I return to Japan,” he added, alongside a picture of himself, Mayweather, and a third man. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES James Harden leads Rockets rout of Warriors Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

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“Remember Poor, Illiterate Liberian Adults in Education Agenda”

first_imgMonrovia – Alfalit International beneficiary Mrs. Amelia Doeyou has urged the Liberian government and wealthy Liberians to remember the nations’ less fortunate and illiterate people, and to prioritize their advancement through the national education agenda. Delivering the keynote address at a program marking the 10th anniversary of the adult literacy organization’s presence in Liberia, Mrs. Doeyou spoke on the theme: “Don’t Forget the Poor People” and hailed Alfalit for having transformed her life and enabled her to become a professional.Recalling her “humbled Christian background,” wherein she “could not read and write a word,” Mrs. Doeyou said that after attending the Alfalit literacy classes, she is “now able to read and write in English.” Describing education as “a sweet juice” and good education as a key to being able to “speak before kings and queens who have attained high academic excellence,” the pastor’s wife said that Alfalit’s adult literacy lessons have liberated her “from the disease of illiteracy to become light in the darkness.” She charged Alfalit International to continue its expansion to all of Liberia’s 15 counties, and appealed to the partners of Alfalit International and Liberia-Ghana Missions to expand their scope to include vocational training in catering, exterior and interior decor, pastry making and other marketable courses, as part of their plans for the next ten years.Addressing her fellow Liberians in government and society at large, Mrs. Doeyou said “it is disgraceful for many Liberians to have been deprived of basic education,” and urged market women in all parts of the country to take advantage of Alfalit’s adult literacy program.She added that all wealthy and well-organized Liberians must replicate Alfalit’s impact, and “always think of the poor Liberians at the various market places and slum communities in the country.”The seamstress then closed her remarks by sounding a clarion call to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Vice President Joseph Boakai and other stakeholders in education to place adult literacy on the national agenda for education. “Twelve years ago,” she said, “we were the same people who elected you as President and Vice President. We want you to double your support to Alfalit International in order to reach our people in all parts of our country with the adult literacy program.”Mrs. Doeyou’s is but one in a hundred thousand similar stories across Liberia where Alfalit has spread its wave of free adult literacy over the course of a decade. Reflecting on the organization’s legacy, Alfalit International Founder Dr. Joseph Milton of Cuba and the USA said after ten years of Alfalit Liberia’s progressive, sustained and consecutive work in the country, his organization will continue to reach out to benefit more Liberians.“I continue to come to Liberia,” he said, “because it is my desire to see adult Liberians get that basic and professional education for the future development of your country.” Echoing Dr. Milton’s commitment, Alfalit International Liberia Executive Director Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings expressed delight for Alfalit’s success while stressing the mission’s resolve to build upon it. Rev. Giddings reflected on the program’s impact over ten years of “uninterrupted provision of adult literacy lessons to 100, 000 Liberian adults at 83 centers and school dropouts.” “Our mission over the years,” he continued, “has been to help Liberians wherever they are in our country and give our people the light of literacy that will free them from the disease of ignorance, neglect and manipulation.” Earlier, the Bishop of the United Methodist Church of the Liberia Annual Conference (UMCLAC) John G. Innis thanked Rev. Giddings and his team “for upholding the spirit of his assignment for the past ten years in the adult literacy program in Liberia,” and thanked Alfalit International for its commitment to its Liberia program for the past ten years.“Alfalit has actually transformed many lives, especially our market women, chiefs and deprived sections of our population in our country,” he said. The USAID Education Team Leader, Dr. Malcolm Phelps, expressed gratitude for Alfalit’s work and pledged USAID Liberia’s support to the program in its quest to spread adult literacy throughout the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Carter Center officials visit GECOM

first_img…seek answers on elections preparednessOfficials from the Carter Center met with top officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), including Commissioners, to get a better understanding of their readiness for General and Regional Elections.GECOM Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward told Guyana Times that the meeting, which took place on Monday morning, saw two representatives from the Center in attendance.“The visit was basically for information gathering. They have been following the developments in Guyana in relation to elections and so they requested to meet with the Commission,” she explained.According to Ward, while the Opposition-appointed Commissioners Bibi Shadick, Sase Gunraj and Robeson Benn were present, those appointed by the Government were absent.Also present for the meeting with the unnamed Carter Center officials were GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson, and Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield, and three others.Asked whether the meeting is the start of a series of similar ones, Yard said the officials did not indicate, but just wanted to get an update as to the Commission’s preparedness for an election.The meeting was based on a request made by the Carter Center to the Commission.Reports are that questions in relation to the December 21, 2018 no-confidence vote, which saw the fall of the coalition Government and events that have stemmed out of this issue since then were raised.While the two female officials did not offer a comment to the media following the meeting, People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Commissioners did provide some comments and clarity about the meeting.Commissioner Benn told media operatives that the meeting was an indication that the international community was paying close attention to the issues regarding elections in Guyana.He said it also confirmed the Carter Center’s interest in Guyana’s democracy. The Carter Center has observed every election in Guyana since 1992, upon the invitation of late President Dr Cheddi Jagan.Meanwhile, Commissioner Gunraj said that the Carter Center officials were provided with updates in relation to the timeline and laws for the holding of elections and GECOM’s readiness.He stated too that they questioned the GECOM team on registration of voters. “They did not express concerns, but they did ask about timelines and ,of course, we presented that,” he explained.The Commissioner made it clear that the Center’s role was not to mediate, declaring that GECOM has a constitutional mandate to hold General and Regional Elections.“Our role, our duty is to hold elections when they are constitutionally due. Anything outside of that, I don’t see any mediation in that, there is no role for mediation in that,” he said.GECOM’s CEO had previously stated that elections could not be held by the constitutionally due and court-ordered March 19, 2019 date. This, he noted, is as a result of the amount of preparations needed.It was noted that a total of 148 days was needed to prepare for elections, according to Lowenfield, if the Secretariat now gets the go-ahead to commence election preparations. He said that the country could head to the polls sometime in July 2019.However, according to the Constitution of Guyana, following the passage of a no-confidence motion, General and Regional Elections must be held in three months.Meanwhile, Deputy CEO Roxanne Meyers said if a July date was being considered, then it would have to be taken into account that the List of Electors would be invalid since it would have expired on April 30.According to Lowenfield, the options available to update the list are house-to-house registration, which will take some nine months, or a Claims and Objections (C&O) period which can last some 35 days.The latter, he noted, is the most favourable option, which will see the use of the expired list as a preliminary list in the process of creating a new Official List of Electors (OLE).“…for the purposes of this election, what the Secretariat has suggested to the Commission is that we do a C&O with registration for a duration of 28 days’ period and a seven days’ objections period with the view… towards an early deliverable for elections,” he stated.The Chief Elections Officer disclosed that the elections body had used the C&O mechanism in the past for the production of an OLE for the hosting of polls.As time progresses without any move towards the hosting of elections, the PPP/Civic Opposition is accusing the Elections Commission of deliberately delaying polls.The parliamentary Opposition and other observers have accused Government of attempting to delay the holding of the constitutionally mandated elections following the passage of the no-confidence motion of December 21, 2018.The three-month time frame in which the polls should be held was validated in a judicial interpretation by acting Chief Justice Roxane George, who declared that the motion was validly passed 33-32.last_img read more

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Spector defense says Clarkson had `classic self-inflicted’ wound

first_imgCutler attacked the prosecution’s plan to call the women witnesses to testify of being threatened by Spector in the past. He said that had it not been for the Clarkson killing no one would have ever heard from them and pointed out that they never filed charges against Spector or sued him civilly. “These incidents were not a pattern,” he said. “They were isolated spats over 20 years.” The latter characterization appeared to be part of a strategy to use terms with less negative connotations. “Phillip’s home was not a crime scene, it was a death scene,” Cutler said at one point. Cutler’s co-counsel Linda Kenney-Baden took over the opening statement to give an overview of scientific evidence, which she asserted was an unbiased “witness” in the case. She characterized the fatal shot as a classic self-inflicted wound. Kenney-Baden said she didn’t mean to appear callous in discussing Clarkson’s death but that science required details. The remark appeared to be directed to Clarkson’s mother, Donna, and sister, Fawn, who were seated in the front row of the courtroom. “The science will tell you that Phil Spector was not holding the gun in the decedant’s mouth, that he was not close enough … to hold the gun in the decedant’s mouth,” Kenney-Baden said165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Scientific evidence will show that the gun that killed actress Lana Clarkson was not forced into her mouth and the manner of her death was “a classic self-inflicted type of injury,” Phil Spector’s attorneys told the jury Thursday in opening statements of the record producer’s murder trial. “The gun was in her mouth, put there by her,” attorney Bruce Cutler told the panel. “There’s no evidence that a gun was forced in her mouth. There were no broken teeth in,” he said, motioning inward. Clarkson’s body, with a gunshot wound through the mouth, was found seated in the foyer of Spector’s suburban Alhambra mansion early on the morning of Feb. 3, 2003. She had met Spector at the House of Blues, where she was a hostess, and agreed to accompany him on a chauffeur-driven ride to his home. The prosecution outlined its case Wednesday, largely previewing testimony that will be given by four women who claim that in past years Spector threatened them with guns in scenarios similar to the Clarkson case. Cutler sought to show that Clarkson had a good time during the drive watching the old James Cagney movie “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.” “How prophetic,” the defense attorney said. In a wide-ranging attack on the case against Spector, Cutler asserted that police immediately had “murder on their mind” and disregarded anything inconsistent with that conclusion. “As a result of `murder on their mind’ they interviewed and acted in such a way that anything that was consistent, the evidence will show, with their preconceived notions and theories they embraced. And anything that was not consistent or inconsistent with that `murder on their mind’ they ignored,” he said. last_img

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Reports – Napoli eye Antonio Conte as replacement for Man City-bound Rafa Benitez

first_imgNapoli could make a shock move to bring Italy coach Antonio Conte to the club next season – paving the way for Rafa Benitez to take charge of Manchester City, according to reports in Italy.Benitez is out of contract with Napoli in the summer and seems unlikely to stay with the Serie A club.The former Liverpool coach has been strongly linked with the managerial post at City as speculation continues to suggest that Manuel Pellegrini will leave during the summer following a poor season at the Etihad.Sky Italia claims Conte is a leading candidate to replace Benitez and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would be prepared to let him keep his position as Italy coach.But it remains to be seen if the Italian Football Federation would allow Conte to take up both roles and take charge of the national side on a part time basis.West Ham have also been linked with Benitez as uncertainty continues to surround the future of Sam Allardyce, but it seems more likely he would take charge of City if he does make a return to the Premier League. Italy manager Antonio Conte 1last_img read more

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Owner may be charged for dog bites

first_imgPALMDALE – Los Angeles County animal-control officials are investigating whether a dog owner should be charged in her pit bull’s attack on a neighbor’s baby, who underwent surgery Tuesday to try to repair injuries to her face. The 10-month-old girl was in the dog owner’s house Monday afternoon when the dog bit her several times, animal control officials said. The baby was flown by helicopter to UCLA Medical Center, then transferred to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. “We believe the baby girl was visiting. The owner of the dog was present at the time, and the incident happened inside the house. We’re still investigating how the incident happened,” Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Brenda Sanchez said. “It’s very unfortunate.” The baby, whose name was not released, was said to be in stable condition Tuesday after undergoing surgery, Sanchez said. The dog, a 5-year-old neutered male, was turned over to animal-control officials by its owner and killed, Sanchez said. The dog was licensed and current on its rabies vaccination, she said. The owner’s name was not released. The attack happened between 1 and 2 p.m. Monday at a house in the 2900 block of East Avenue R-13, officials said. Animal-control officials will check department records and interview neighbors to determine if the dog had previously shown aggressive tendencies toward people or animals, Sanchez said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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

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DONEGAL BENEFITS FROM MASSIVE INCREASE IN TOURISTS IN 2014 – McHUGH

first_imgSliabh LiagMinister of State Joe McHugh Teachta Dála has welcomed the announcement from the Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe on the 8.8 per cent increase in overseas visits to Ireland for the first ten months of 2014.Commenting on the announcement, Minister McHugh said “I welcome the announcement from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport on the strong performance for the tourism sector as it signifies that the measures this Government implemented to help the tourism sector are continuing to work while the people of Ireland continue to benefit greatly from the increase in revenue and jobs that this increase provides.“The figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show a solid increase in all the major markets for tourism as there have been over 6.5 million visits to Ireland over the first 10 months, an 8.8% increase over the same period in 2013. Visits from Mainland Europe grew by 6.9% during this period, while visits from North America grew 14.5%, and visits from Great Britain, Ireland’s largest market, grew by 8% for the first ten months of 2014. These numbers show that tourism in Ireland is almost back to pre-downturn levels and the goal will be to continue to sustain and increase these promising numbers. “Part of this solid increase has to be accredited to the extremely successful Wild Atlantic Way as the new adventurous project continues to draw visitors from across the world. This success can be seen in Donegal as Malin Head, Fanad Head, and Slieve League draw visitors in with their stunning beauty and wonderful people. The local economies in Donegal benefit greatly from an increase in tourism as it provides additional revenue and jobs that otherwise would not be there. It should remain this Government’s prerogative to maintain this increase and push it to even new heights to make the sure the people of Ireland can reap these benefits.“I want to commend the efforts of groups like Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland for continuing to look for new and exciting ways to foster growth in the tourism sector and continuing to bring the additional revenue and jobs that Ireland needs. The international tourism market continues to be increasingly competitive and it is largely thanks to groups like these that Ireland is able to succeed in bringing visitors from across the world to come and enjoy the many beautiful things this country has to offer.“These figures show that Ireland continues to be a desirable destination for overseas visitors and it is the duty of the Government to ensure that these figures rise to even higher levels. I commend the Minister for helping bring about this increase and his intentions to make sure that they only continue to increase so that the additional revenue and jobs that come with tourism continue to come to Ireland.”  DONEGAL BENEFITS FROM MASSIVE INCREASE IN TOURISTS IN 2014 – McHUGH was last modified: December 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalJoe McHughTourism Numberslast_img read more

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History Girls as St Eunan’s U16s land first ever County title

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: THERE are celebrations in Letterkenny this evening after St Eunan’s U16 Camogs landed their first ever County A Championship title after a thrilling win over Burt.Reigning champs Burt went into the game in Buncrana as firm favourites.But after withstanding an early Burt charge, the Eunan’s girls began to control proceedings and were unlucky not to be well ahead by half-time. As it was Casey Barrett’s goal for the black-and-amber was the difference between the sides.St Eunan’s continued to control the game after the re-start and captain fantastic Sinead O’Kane hit two wonderful points with Alisha Tobin chipping in with a score from her boot.The victory follows a great year for the St Eunan’s camogie girls, with the U14s landing the Championship, League and Feile treble already this year for manager Joe Kealy.Final score St Eunan’s 1-03, Burt no score.  History Girls as St Eunan’s U16s land first ever County title was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

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