Person dead after car collides with moose

first_imgA person is dead after a car collided with a moose on the Alaska Highway.On Friday morning, a vehicle was traveling north of Fort St. John, and at around Mile 78, it collided with a moose.Following the collision, the vehicle drove off the road to the east ditch. One occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. – Advertisement -Another occupant was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. At Mile 78, traffic has been reduced to one alternating lane of travel to allow for investigating officers to complete an examination of the scene. The highway should be re-opened at 11am on Friday morning. Now, the name of the deceased has not been released, pending notification of next-of-kin.Advertisementlast_img

Buffon quits as Italy suffer World Cup ‘apocalypse’

first_imgDistraught Italian fans reacted with shock and disbelief while the Italian press called it an “apocalypse” for the team, who last failed to qualify for the 1958 World Cup and have played every other edition apart from the inaugural tournament in 1930.“I’m not sorry for myself but all of Italian football, because we failed at something which also means something on a social level,” said an emotional Buffon as he confirmed his retirement.The 39-year-old goalkeeper, who lifted the 2006 World Cup in Germany, who had been hoping to compete in a record sixth World Cup.Buffon, who has 175 international caps, had already announced that the World Cup finals in Russia would be his last.But Ventura made no announcement about his position despite failing to lead the 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006 winners to their 19th World Cup.– ‘Resign? I don’t know’ –Italy’s goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon (C) congratulates Sweden’s Marcus Berg at the end of their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification 2nd leg match, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, on November 13, 2017 © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAThe former Torino coach said he would first talk to the Italian federation president before making a decision on his future.“Resign? I don’t know. I have to evaluate an infinity of things. I have not yet spoken to the president,” said Ventura. “It doesn’t depend on me, I’m not in the state of mind to face this question.”“It’s a very heavy result to bear, because I was absolutely convinced that we had this ferocious desire to overcome the obstacle.”Italian fans were struggling to come to terms with the prospect of a World Cup without their national team.“It is really very sad because watching the World Cup was something that really brought us together as Italians,” said recent graduate Stefania Pusateri, heading for the exit after watching the match in a Rome bar.“But what is sure is that the shock will be even worse for my father. He is 54 years old and he has never had to go through something like this.”Sweden’s Mikael Lustig celebrates at the end of the World Cup qualification match against Italy at the San Siro stadium in Milan © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOAnother Rome resident Enrico Doddi summed up the national disappointment, saying: “You cannot have a good World Cup without Italy.”The game at Milan’s San Siro stadium witnessed a generational shift for Italy, with Buffon and fellow 2006 veterans Andrea Barzagli and Daniele De Rossi all quitting the team, while Giorgio Chiellini also hung up his Azzurri jersey.“The era of four or five veterans comes to a close, the one of the hungry young players coming through begins and that’s how it should be,” said Ventura, who took over from Chelsea coach Antonio Conte in 2016 with a contract until June 2020.Italy dominated possession but struggled to create enough clear-cut chances, as Sweden secured a first appearance at the finals since 2006 courtesy of Jakob Johansson’s first-leg strike in Stockholm.– ‘Intolerable’ shame –Distraught Italian supporters react at the end of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification 2nd leg match Italy vs Sweden, at a pub in Milan, on November 13, 2017 © AFP / Piero CRUCIATTIVentura had made changes from Friday’s defeat with Brazil-born Jorginho making his Italy debut and Alessandro Florenzi and Manolo Gabbiadini also handed starts, although Napoli’s in-form winger Lorenzo Insigne was again left on the bench.As the clock ticked down, De Rossi was asked by Ventura to warm up but he pointed at Insigne instead.“I just said we were near the end and had to win, so send the strikers to warm up,” said De Rossi. “I pointed to Insigne too. I just thought perhaps it was better that Insigne come on instead.”Buffon even came up for two corners in a final desperate gamble but Italy fell desperately short, leading to damning headlines in the Italian press.“Italy, this is the apocalypse,” ran a headline on the website of sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport.“Wasted chances, a bit of bad luck but zero goals in 180 minutes against the Swedes, who will go to Russia,” Gazzetta commented.Corriere dello Sport, said it will be painful for the country to be on the sidelines when the World Cup kicks off in Russia in June.“It is an intolerable football shame, an indelible stain,” the newspaper said.“It is over. Apocalypse, tragedy, catastrophe.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Italy’s goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match against Sweden, on November 13, 2017 at the San Siro stadium in Milan © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Nov 14 – A tearful Gianluigi Buffon quit international football as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden.Coach Gian Piero Ventura also said he would consider his future after the Azzuri drew 0-0 on Monday in the second leg of their tie with Sweden, who qualified 1-0 on aggregate.last_img read more

Bolt enters space race in zero gravity sprint

first_imgDressed in a spacesuit, Bolt was aboard a zero gravity Airbus as part of an event sponsored by a champagne brand.The plane performed a series of parabolas as Bolt and two other guests experienced a phase of weightlessness for 22 seconds, time for a race to be staged within the cabin.The eight-time Olympic champion and 100m and 200m world record holder called time on his athletics career last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Usain Bolt struggled to match his pace of old — albeit in weightless conditions © Mumm/Novespace/AFP / Laurent TheilletPARIS, France, Sep 13 – Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt was back on the starting line Thursday — but found it a challenge to stay on his feet in zero gravity conditions aboard an aeroplane.The 32-year-old briefly broke off from his pursuit of a professional football career with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners to travel to France for the event.last_img read more

Wolves owner Steve Morgan puts club up for sale

first_imgWolves have been put up for sale by owner Steve Morgan. The Sky Bet Championship club are now on the market after chairman Morgan confirmed he is looking for a buyer after eight years. Morgan bought Wolves from Sir Jack Hayward in 2007 for £10 with the promise to invest £30million into the Molineux club.A club statement read: “Wolverhampton Wanderers FC announces today that after eight eventful and enjoyable years at the club, and after much thought, owner and chairman Steve Morgan has decided to put his 100 per cent shareholding in the Club up for sale.“Steve will step down from the board with immediate effect and day-to-day activities will continue to be managed by the chief executive with the current board overseeing operations.“While the process of finding a new owner is being undertaken it is very much business as usual for the head coach, players, staff and all other stakeholders involved with Wolves.“Steve would like to relay to all concerned that his ongoing commitment and financial support to Wolves will continue until a new owner can be found.“He would like to thank everyone connected with the club for their support and backing over his tenure to date and, as always, wishes Wolves every success for the future.“Steve will not be making any public comments in relation to this announcement.”Wolves are 16th in the table, having missed out on the play-offs on goal difference last season, and go to Fulham on Tuesday. 1 Steve Morgan last_img read more

FINN HARPS LAUNCH MONSTER FUNDRAISING DRAW

first_imgHarper the mascot joins Michaela Ramsey , James Doherty , Blaine Curtis and Shauna Scanlon to launch the 2012 Finn Harps Monster Draw. Tickets cost just €10 and are available from the Harps Clubhouse or can be bought online on www.finnharps.com (no booking fee)The fabulous prizes include: 1)€50002)€1000 Voucher for McElhinney’s Store3)42” TV (Irwin Expert)4)Toshiba Laptop 5)Lawnmower “Garden Care” (G Browne Tool hire)6)Ulster Tyre Centre €250 Tyre Voucher7) 500 Lts heating Oil Quinn Fuels8) 2 Nights B&B at any Signature Park Hotel9) B&B for two Villa Rose Hotel with Spa FINN HARPS LAUNCH MONSTER FUNDRAISING DRAW was last modified: May 22nd, 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:Finn Harps Monster Drawlast_img read more

The World Cup winner who loved brothels just as much as scoring goals

first_img Meazza won the World Cup with Italy in 1934 and 1938 4 Renowned for sleeping at a brothel the night before a game, Giuseppe Meazza marked the 1934 World Cup final by punching Czech rival Rudolf Krcil in the liver. Football was different then.But the Italian rogue was also one hell of a player, as retrofootballblog.com explains.Possibly the greatest Italy has ever had – people don’t get name stadiums in their honour for nothing, do they? “Having him on the team was like starting the game 1-0 up,” said Vittorio Pozzo, coach of Italy’s 1934 and 1938 World Cup-winning teams.It’s clear he was no saint. He loved the high life; football, champagne and women was his speciality and apparently he was the only player on the national team allowed to smoke.His passions often collided. There is one story where he woke up on the day of a game with two females either side of him and had to get a taxi to the ground in his pyjamas.“Luckily I lived near the stadium, and I managed to get there in a rush,” he is quoted as saying.“My team-mates and the coach looked at me disapprovingly. It was only five minutes before the kick-off, so I quickly changed and joined the team on the pitch. I could hear the Inter directors saying: ‘We’ll deal with him after the match. We’ll find out what he’s been up to.’ Luckily I scored a hat-trick so afterwards no one said a word.”These could be called vices, but a night of romping clearly did the trick. Some players don’t drink, others like to get a good night’s sleep and Meazza just liked the 1930s equivalent of Netflix and chill. Sometimes he would not even get out of bed until his team-mates were already done training. In France four years later, he captained the side and was ever-present as Italy retained their crown. He created three of their goals, with typically mesmerising brilliance, as Hungary were defeated 4-2 in the final.In the semi-final against Brazil, as he stepped up to take a penalty, his shorts fell down because the elastic around the waist had earlier been ripped. It didn’t bother him; Meazza had no doubt been caught many times with his pants down.Holding them up with one hand and facing Walter, the Brazil goalkeeper, who was crying with laugher, he tucked the ball away. Brazil were down and out. Much like Meazza was.That was the last of his 33 goals for Italy and two years later, Inter’s main man left to wind his career down at various clubs, including a headline making move to rivals Milan, but returned to play for Inter one final time in 1946.In later life he played himself in Italian film Milan Millionaire – he’s actually got an IMDB entry – and, before his death in 1979, was credited with nurturing Inter’s next generation of talent, including Sandro Mazzola and Giacinto Facchetti during his time as coach. Milan and Inter’s shared San Siro home was renamed the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in 1980.Leggenda. The San Siro aka The Giuseppe Meazza Stadium He also loved the tango and his dancing feet made him unpredictable and reduced even the toughest stoppers to blithering wrecks.According to giuseppemeazza.it, a typical Meazza goal saw him collect the ball at the halfway line, dribble past several opponents with a series of twinkle-toed shuffles en route to the goal where he’d stop and invite the goalkeeper to attack him like a matador, before faking to shoot and waltzing past the broken keeper to slot home.It was easier to foul him and that’s what a lot did.Meazza was the creative heart of his Italy side and whether exaggerated hearsay or not, his exploits away from the pitch as well as those on it have built this incredible legend.Born in Milan in 1910, his dad died fighting in the First World War when Meazza was seven. His mum, who ran a fruit and veg stall, didn’t like young Giuseppe playing football and refused to buy him boots.The football daft lad, though, played barefoot with rolled up rags for a ball until Mrs Meazza relented – your standard rags to riches tale.He made his Inter debut in 1927 and scored twice in a 6-2 win against Milanese Unione Sportiva, shutting up doubters – his own team-mates included – about this 17-year-old kid’s ability to be a first team player.In the process he stuck two fingers up to Milan, the club that rejected him for being too skinny four years earlier.Inter fed Meazza steaks to build his strength – his stamina was clearly not an issue – and soon he was the most famous man in Italy.He was just 23 years and 32 days old by the time he scored 100 Serie A goals; still the quickest to the milestone today, while his two spells in black and blue brought him 284 goals in 408 games.At the 1934 World Cup he played in every match and in the 2-1 win against Czechoslovakia in the final, despite carrying an injury, drifted out to the wing and helped set up the winner in extra-time. 4 4 4 Meazza had an incredible club careerlast_img read more

DDTV: DEVASTATING ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – PART ONE

first_imgDDTV: THIS WORLD PROGRAMME – PART 1: DARRAGH MacIntyre’s devastating documentary on the BBC last night will be repeated this evening on BBC2 network this evening at 9pm. Donegaldaily.com has part one of the documentary here, featuring the awful crimes of Father Eugene Greene.The rest of the documentary can be seen in other posts.DDTV: DEVASTATING ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – PART ONE was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: DEVASTATING ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – PART ONElast_img read more

DERRY TRY TO UPSTAGE DONEGAL WITH MASSIVE OUTSIDE BROADCAST OF ALL-IRELAND FINAL

first_imgDERRY is set to try to upstage Co Donegal – by allowing fans to come together for a massive outside broadcast of the All-Ireland final.With no such venues here in the county, council officials in Derry City are hoping to lure thousands of GAA fans into the city on Sunday Week.Derry City Council is going to beam the final between Donegal and Mayo into Waterloo Place next Sunday, September 23. Mayor Kevin Campbell extended his best wishes to the Donegal team ahead of the big final and said they had the full support of the people of Derry.“Everyone in Derry is behind our neighbours in Donegal and hoping that they bring the Sam Maguire Cup up to the North West,” said the Mayor.“I am delighted that the public will be able to come along to Waterloo Place next Sunday and watch the game on the Big Screen and cheer Donegal on.” Advertisement With thousands of Donegal fans unable to get their hands on tickets, pubs, bars and restaurants here in the county are planning special events.But as yet there is no public outside big screen – and drink-free – event where parents can take young families.That could see many fans opting for the Derry city centre event, which will marshalled by council health and safety staff.  DERRY TRY TO UPSTAGE DONEGAL WITH MASSIVE OUTSIDE BROADCAST OF ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DERRY TRY TO UPSTAGE DONEGAL WITH MASSIVE OUTSIDE BROADCOAST OF ALL-IRELAND FINALlast_img read more

DDTV – SHANE TO SET IRISH MARATHON RECORD IN DONEGAL

first_imgMarathon runner Shane McCarville hopes to set a new Irish record at this weekend’s Quadrathon Marathon in Inishowen.Shane hopes to complete his 48th marathon so far this year in Donegal which will officially set the record. Overall he hopes to run 70 marathons and ultra-marathons this year.Here he gives a few tips on anyone thinking of doing a marathon.SIMPLY CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO PLAY.  DDTV – SHANE TO SET IRISH MARATHON RECORD IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 17th, 2013 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:InishowenMarathonsQuadrathonrecordShane McCarvillelast_img read more

Warriors leaving door open on DeMarcus Cousins’ return

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — The Warriors are wrestling with two contradictions about DeMarcus Cousins as they process losing their marquee free agent that presumably would have made the path to another NBA title run smoother.The Warriors expect the end of Cousins’ three-month tenure here after an MRI showed that the center suffered a torn left quadriceps muscle.“He will not need …last_img