Rooney free to leave, confirms new Everton boss Silva

first_img“He has already started his deal (talks),” Silva said as he was unveiled as Everton’s third manager in eight months on Monday.“Rooney is a club legend and we need to understand everything. The door is open every time for him.”England’s all-time record goalscorer had delayed a decision on his future until the appointment of a new manager.Rooney was Everton’s top scorer with 11 goals this season even though he fell down the pecking order under Sam Allardyce, who was sacked last month.“There is a possibility he will leave. He is talking with Washington, it is no secret,” said the club’s director of football, Marcel Brands, who was appointed just last month. “We will also talk with him.”Allardyce led Everton out of relegation trouble to finish eighth in the Premier League, after a disastrous start to the season, which saw Ronald Koeman sacked in October.However, the former England manager clashed with Everton fans over his style of football which prioritised results over entertainment.“It is easy to understand the culture and identity. I know what the fans expect to see every time,” said Silva, who has been handed a third Premier League job after short spells at Hull City and Watford.The Portuguese coach is under pressure to prove himself as he failed to save Hull from relegation in 2017 and was fired by Watford in January after results declined following initial interest from Everton when Koeman was fired.“I don’t want to compare nothing,” added Silva. “Now is the moment to prove again, it is a big challenge for us. To win matches you need to create chances and score.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne to Washington: New Everton manager Marco Silva won’t stand in Rooney’s move to DC United © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 4 – New Everton manager Marco Silva made clear on Monday that it will be Wayne Rooney’s decision should he choose to leave his boyhood club for Major League Soccer side DC United.Rooney, 32, has already held talks with the Washington franchise over a reported $17 million (£13 million or 14.5 million euros) transfer just a year after returning to Goodison Park from Manchester United.last_img read more

SIGHTSEERS WARNED MASSIVE CRUISER WILL BE DELAYED COMING INTO KILLYBEGS

first_imgThe MS ArtaniaThere has been a delay in the arrival of the MS Artania into Killybegs tomorrow.Hundreds of people are due in the port to see the massive liver arrive.The cruiser, which has 1,200 passengers and 800 on board, was due to arrive in Donegal at 8am but will not now arrive until 11am. The ship will be leaving at 8pm as scheduled.Many of the passengers on board, most of whom are German and Swiss, will visit various sites across the North West including Glenveagh National Park, Glemcolmcille and Sligo.Tourism chiefs are hoping many of those who enjoy a day long break to Donegal may return on longer trips in the future.   SIGHTSEERS WARNED MASSIVE CRUISER WILL BE DELAYED COMING INTO KILLYBEGS was last modified: August 29th, 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:cruiserdonegalKillybegsMS Artaniatouristslast_img read more

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE LETTERKENNY AC TURKEY TROT

first_imgIt’s all systems go for Letterkenny AC’s annual 5K turkey trot which takes take place on Sunday, December 2nd at 11.30 am.The race, which will be held in association with United Health Group, will be run over the popular inter-firms course.The ten runners who run closest to their predicted times will win a turkey. Entry fee is eight euro and remember, watches are strictly forbidden! Looking ahead to the race, Letterkenny AC Chairman, Brendan McDaid said he was hopeful of a good turnout.“It’s been a few months since there’s been a road race locally and with the weather forecast good for Sunday, we are confident of that the race will attract a large entry,” he commented.Registrations will be taken at Aura from 10 am.ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE LETTERKENNY AC TURKEY TROT was last modified: December 1st, 2012 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:Letetrkenny ACturkey trotlast_img read more

Will Smith named 2018 Giants’ Willie Mac Award winner

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–In a season in which nearly every core member of the Giants roster spent considerable time on the disabled list, the team awarded its highest honor to a player who returned from a devastating injury to enjoy a career year.The Giants presented the 2018 Willie Mac Award Friday to pitcher Will Smith, who battled back from a Tommy John surgery that wiped out his entire 2017 season to take over as the team’s closer.“It’s really something special to me,” Smith said. “My teammates, I …last_img

Stretching Credibility in Evolutionary Stories

first_imgImprobable events happening numerous times; selective extinctions; voodoo phylogenetics – at what point do evolutionary explanations exceed the threshold of credibility a trusting public grants to the gurus of the culture, scientists? Four miracles:  Getting one central nervous system by an unguided process would seem unlikely enough, but now, without a twinge of shame, Ferris Jabr at New Scientist tells us it happened four times.  Jabr relayed, without any cross examination, the new idea of an evolutionary biologist at Auburn University, summarizing it thus: “The new findings expand a growing body of evidence that in very different groups of animals – molluscs and mammals, for instance – central nervous systems evolved not once, but several times, in parallel.”  (While at it, the evolutionist rearranged the mollusc family tree.)  Because the new family tree shows that gastropods and cephalopods are not as related as once thought, it can only mean one thing: “they must have evolved their centralised nervous systems independently, at different times.”  If this was a crackpot view from one university it might be forgiven, but a neurobiologist at Georgia State chimed in, “This is more evidence that you can get complexity emerging multiple times.” Imaginary feathers redux:  National Geographic News takes the cake for leaping from amber fuzz to dinosaur feathers: “Incredible” Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber.”  In the picture show, not one hint was given that these feather pieces might have all come from birds (see 9/15/2011).  Ditto for a video posted by BBC News where BBC reporter Pallab Ghosh.  Spilling pieces of amber on the table top, he says “Here’s the proof” (cue up the artist animation of feathered dinosaurs) – “actual feathers from dinosaurs living 85 million years ago.”  It’s not sure what Ghosh proved other than his own assumptions, but he filmed co-author Phil Currie sharing his excitement.  Isn’t this the same Phil Currie who told the makers of Voyage that Shook the World that scientists tend to see what they want to see? Fossil record gap caulk:  Ashamed of those embarrassing systematic gaps in the fossil record, the trade secret of paleontology?  Need to reconcile them with the embarrassing mismatch with molecular phylogenetics?  No problem; just selectively massage the data in a new model, and everything matches.  That’s what Penn State scientists did.  Read about it on Science Daily, “New Technique Fills Gaps in Fossil Record.”  Just don’t look under the rug. Your father tongue:  It may not seem clear to the average reader how this reporter got from here to there: “Your mother tongue may come from your father,” New Scientist announced, based on genetic comparisons.  “The language of some cultures correlates with a prehistoric influx of foreign males.”  How genes create a language was not explained, or how one could know what language the inflowing males spoke. Selective extinction:  According to the evolutionary timeline, dinosaurs occupied a tremendous range of habitats for tens of millions of years, surviving everything till a meteorite hit the Earth.  Even though they came in all sizes and shapes, this meteorite killed off every last one of them, but left a few spare birds and mammals around to repopulate the planet.  That’s what Science Daily said in “Primitive Birds Shared Dinosaurs’ Fate,” that only the “primitive” birds died. Nicholas “Longrich [Yale] believes a small fraction of the Cretaceous bird species survived the impact, giving rise to today’s birds.”  But in almost the same breath in another article, Science Daily announced, “NASA’s WISE Raises Doubt About Asteroid Family Believed Responsible for Dinosaur Extinction.”  The prime candidate family of impactors couldn’t do it.  Readers are offered a mystery story in exchange: “the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs is not likely the culprit, keeping open the case on one of Earth’s greatest mysteries.”  It must have happened, though, because Live Science posted a picture of the asteroid on the way in. Evolution of overconfidence:  Narcissism evolved because “Overestimating our abilities can be a strategy for success,” National Geographic reported based on a study at the University of Edinburgh.  In “Evolution of Narcissism: Why We’re Overconfident, and Why It Works,” Reporter Christine Dell’Amore posted art of David slaying Goliath, displacing the object of David’s confidence from God onto himself.  She also failed to ask if study leader Dominic Johnson was perhaps a bit overconfident of his own theory.  It’s also not clear how this squares with the epidemic of low self-esteem psychologists were warning everyone about for years. If you need a laugh, or enjoy getting mad, read evolutionary explanations.  They are the most creatively funny but deadly things in the news.  No reporter ever questions these stories, either logically, historically, philosophically, evidentially or any other which way; they constantly reinforce a cultural myth, a religion, that is utterly intolerant of intelligent design.  Reporters completely ignored the groundbreaking premieres of the film Metamorphosis that just took place in California, Oklahoma and Texas, but have a slobbering love affair with Richard Dawkins (NY Times), acting as his veritable publicity agents, and chant their praises to atheists who deign to tell us how religion evolved (LA Times).  Pulling the thread that unravels their sweater is remarkably easy.  If hubris evolved, like the last article claimed, then their own hubris also evolved.  This short-circuits the evolutionary explanation when you think about it.  They are just bragging about evolution because evolution made them do it.  Anything they say, therefore, is not true, but pre-programmed nonsense.  Nonsense cannot be an explanation; the alternative, therefore, that they are depraved sinners, stands.  Q.E.D.(Visited 68 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Top Brand Loops Fascinator : when it arrived it was PERFECT! Lovely quality

first_imgThis fascinator was a perfect finish to my outfit for a recent wedding. I have very short hair so i wanted something not too large. This was exactly what i wanted. Hope i can get it in another colour for another upcoming wedding at christmas. Very pleased with this product it is nicely made and comes up to expectationsvery classy and sits nicely in position. . Easy to wear and looks truly elegant. Loops Fascinator with Jewel Set on Headband. (Red)Model fascinateur buckle with strass and feather tendrilsAvailable in 6 colours: Black Cerise Pink Grey Purple Red or TealLocated on 1 cm Black BandeauCombination Size of item is approx.. 20 cm (without feather tendrils)Perfect for any special occasion I ordered this fascinator for a wedding, great price and i am delighted with the product. The delivery was also excellent. I ordered this for a wedding im attending, its a perfect match for my silver bag and shoes. 48 hours from ordering to being received at home. Needed a fascinator for my neice’s wedding but didn;t want to pay the ridiculous prices inthe shops. This item is lovely and just right for my needs and at a very reasonable price. The delivery was very quick too. Have already recommended to family and friends. Loops Fascinator with Jewel Set on Headband. (Red) : I ordered this for a wedding im attending, its a perfect match for my silver bag and shoes. 48 hours from ordering to being received at home. This fascinator was a perfect finish to my outfit for a recent wedding. I have very short hair so i wanted something not too large. This was exactly what i wanted. Hope i can get it in another colour for another upcoming wedding at christmas. Better than expected for the price looks great just what i was looking for. Fascinator was just right – colour perfectly matched outfit. Great value for money and excellent delivery. Fantastic price, fantastic product. It looked fabulous and completed the outfit and was extremely comfortable to wear. When it arrived it was perfect. As usual, i ordered this last minute dot com, because i can be a little disorganised sometimes, which was a slight problem, because it took a while to come – i think a bit over a week, and thank goodness, just in time for the wedding i needed it forhowever, when it arrived it was perfectlovely quality, very dramatic, held in place nicely, but unobtrusively with the alice band. Totally comfortable – i wore it all day and night and even forgot i had it oni would highly recommend this fascinator. Very pleased with this product it is nicely made and comes up to expectationsvery classy and sits nicely in position. . Easy to wear and looks truly elegant. Fantastic price, fantastic product. It looked fabulous and completed the outfit and was extremely comfortable to wear. Needed a fascinator for my neice’s wedding but didn;t want to pay the ridiculous prices inthe shops. This item is lovely and just right for my needs and at a very reasonable price. The delivery was very quick too. Have already recommended to family and friends. Fascinator was just right – colour perfectly matched outfit. Great value for money and excellent delivery. When it arrived it was perfect. As usual, i ordered this last minute dot com, because i can be a little disorganised sometimes, which was a slight problem, because it took a while to come – i think a bit over a week, and thank goodness, just in time for the wedding i needed it forhowever, when it arrived it was perfectlovely quality, very dramatic, held in place nicely, but unobtrusively with the alice band. Totally comfortable – i wore it all day and night and even forgot i had it oni would highly recommend this fascinator. As i had to travel to the wedding i needed something which would not get damaged and it travelled perfectly. I ordered this fascinator for a wedding, great price and i am delighted with the product. The delivery was also excellent. Better than expected for the price looks great just what i was looking for. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-02-15 12:22:03Reviewed Item Loops Fascinator with Jewel Set on Headband. (Red)Rating 3.7 / 5  stars, based on  11  reviews Posted on February 15, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags Top Brandlast_img read more

The New ReadWrite: Looking Good On Every Screen [Video]

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BJP scores ‘cent percent’ in Jamner municipal poll

first_imgIn a resounding victory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday snared all 24 seats in the Jamner municipal poll in Jalgaon district, with Sadhana Mahajan, the wife of senior BJP leader and Maharashtra Minister Girish Mahajan, being elected to the presidential post.The result is expected to strengthen Mr. Mahajan’s bastion in Jalgaon district. The win was especially crucial for the Water Resources Minister as Jamner happens to be his Assembly constituency.Ms. Mahajan, who was the BJP’s nominee in this ‘battle for prestige’, easily trounced the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) candidate Anjali Pawar by more than 8,000 votes to be elected as president of the Jamner Municipal Council.She polled 17,893 votes, coasting to victory by defeating Ms. Pawar, who garnered 9,540 votes. Large numbers of jubilant BJP workers staged a victory rally across Jalgaon district soon after the results.“The people of Jamner have delivered an emphatic verdict by voting for the BJP’s development works. They have rendered the politics of caste practiced by the NCP and the Congress completely ineffectual,” said an ecstatic Mr. Mahajan, who joined the victory procession following the results.In the 2013 election to the Jamner Council, the Congress-NCP alliance was in the ascendant, winning 14 seats with the coalition’s candidate Paras Lalwani serving as president for the first two-and-a-half years.A strange turn in political fortunes led to Ms. Sadhana Mahajan serving as president of the Jamner council in 2015.According to election observers, Ms. Mahajan’s victory this time was a fait accompli as Mr. Mahajan had thrown his full weight in the poll arena, even going so far as to canvass in Jalgaon on his wife’s behalf a fortnight before the polling on April 6. The win also enables Mr. Mahajan, viewed as a close aide to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, to score political brownie points over his party rival, former Minister Eknath Khadse, who is another Jalgaon strongman from the Muktainagar constituency.last_img read more