Exclusive interview with Celtic legend Packie Bonner – Colin Murray podcast

first_imgCeltic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeping legend Packie Bonner was today’s special guest with Colin Murray and Friends.last_img

Team reaction: ‘Carrick and Blind v Alexis and Theo. This won’t be pretty!’

first_img1 Manchester United vs Arsenal, kick off at 14:05pm GMT, is live on talkSPORT.Old Trafford hosts the fiercest of Premier League clashes, and the teams have been confirmed – sparking much excitement ahead of kick off.In particular, the Red Devils’ defence has raised many an eyebrow from their supporters, with some already fearful over the possibility of Michael Carrick and Daley Blind – not renown for their pace – getting the runaround from Arsene Wenger’s speedy forwards as they start in the heart of defence.Here’s what United fans had to say in response to their back line… Michael Carrick and Daley Blind start in central defence for Manchester United against Arsenal last_img read more

New book chronicles the IRA in Donegal during partition

first_imgA NEW book with rare interviews with those involved in the IRA in Donegal at the time of partition will be launched later this month.The interviews were carried out by leading Dublin IRA man of the time, Ernie O’Malley, and are based on first hand experience of the War of Independence and the Civil War captured in his books ‘On Another Man’s Wound’ and ‘The Singing Flame’.This book, The Men Will Talk To Me, was edited from O’Malley’s interview notes. Respected Donegal author Liam Ó Duibhir, who has written extensively on the period for a local perspective, is one of the editors of the new tome. The book will be launched at the Cultúrlann on the Falls Road in Belfast on April 17 by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, MLA.The interviews cover counties Donegal, Antrim, Down, Armagh, Louth, Tyrone and Derry.O’Malley was suspicious of a compromise being made during the peace negotiations resulting in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921 and reacted strongly against the Treaty when it was announced.As a split developed in the senior ranks of the IRA in early 1922, he was appointed director of the organisation for the anti-Treaty republicans in March, who then took over the Four Courts in April. When the Four Courts garrison surrendered in June, he managed to escape. He was then appointed acting assistant chief of staff and officer commanding the Northern and Eastern Commands.In early November, he was captured in a dramatic shoot-out and was severely wounded. Ironically, his wounds saved his life as otherwise he would have been court-martialled and executed. While in Mountjoy Gaol in 1923, O’Malley was elected as a TD and in October, despite his continuing poor health, he went on a forty-one-day hunger strike.These interviews are the latest in a series of books of interviews carried out by Ernie O’Malley in the 1940s and 1950s. By the 1940s Ernie saw that the story of the Tan War and the Civil War was being spun to support the Free State stance. He was asked to collect stories and memories from the republican side because as he said himself, “The men will talk to me.”The interviews in this book include descriptions of the pogroms in Belfast from 1920-1922.Also in the book are letters from Charlie Daly from Kerry who was executed in Drumboe in Donegal by the Free State. Among the interviewees are Peadar O’Donnell, Joe Sweeney, Dr Patrick McCartan, Michael Donnelly, John McCoy, Michael Murney, Patrick McLogan and Frank Aiken.The book also gives an insight into Collins’ view of the Treaty and his view on the formation of the sectarian northern state.New book chronicles the IRA in Donegal during partition was last modified: April 6th, 2018 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:bookCivil wardonegalDrumboThe Men Will Talk To Melast_img read more

Ruben Neves emerges as contender to win PFA Young Player of the Year

first_imgRuben Neves has emerged as a contender to land the PFA Young Player of the Year award this season. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Neves has been one of this season’s bright sparks early on no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “The star of Wolves’ climb back to the Premier League, Neves drew rave reviews in the Championship, and that momentum is more than carrying over to the Premier League.“He’s being heavily backed to make a splash in his first season in the top division, with over a third of all bets being placed on the 21-year-old taking the title off last year’s winner Leroy Sane.” Latest Premier League News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED shining 2center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Sterling is still the favourite to land the award possible standings 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware The Wolves midfielder, 21, is up there with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Naby Keita to claim the prize following his strong start to the season.According to Oddschecker, Neves has attracted 36% of all bets over the past week after the Portuguese shined during Wolves’ 1-0 win away at West Ham last weekend.As a result, bookies have cut odds on him winning the accolade, from 25/1 to as short as 12/1.However, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is still the bookies’ favourite to win the award at 5/1, followed by Naby Keita (7/1), Leroy Sane (9/1) and Richarlison (11/1). REVEALED smart causal Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

Placid Daniel admits he “blew a gasket” when he got price for house renovation!

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has admitted how he ‘blew a gasket’ when he got a pricing for the renovation of his home which is to feature on RTE’s Room to Improve.The singer and wife Majella enlisted the help of TV architect Dermot Bannon to help them renovate their pad, with the abode’s overhaul featuring on the new series of his hit programme.And Daniel — known for his laid-back attitude — revealed how viewers will be surprised to see how agitated he became by the planning process. He told the Irish Sun: “I did blow a gasket when I got the first pricing. But now I’m more relaxed about it because I know that Dermot will do a magnificent job, even if he does drive me mad sometimes!”And the star told how viewers may be surprised to see just how stressed he can get, admitting: “I was actually quite annoyed with the whole thing.“I’m not sure what they’ll show on TV but people might not think I’m quite as placid.”The singer also revealed how he and Majella are massive fans of interior design, with the pair taking a huge interest in TV shows about home ­makeovers. He said: “Majella and I just love interiors. Our favourite programmes to watch are shows like Grand Designs and Sixty Minute Makeover and when we go to America we spend all our time watching Home and Garden TV.“I know people might think ‘Why would they get a show to do their home renovation?’“But you don’t get it for nothing. It’s not that it’s going to cost us anything less, it’s just going to be really well done.”Placid Daniel admits he “blew a gasket” when he got price for house renovation! was last modified: January 12th, 2018 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:Daniel O’DonnelDermot BannondonegalRoom To Improvelast_img read more

World Cup Caching! — The Meeting of Waters (GC3XGGT) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgFloating right over the meeting of the waters. Photo by geocacher moppel2009Geocache Name:The Meeting of Waters (GC3XGGT)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:With much of the world in the grips of World Cup fever (Go USA!), we thought it would be a great time to show off some of the cool geocaches in Brazil. This week, we’re near the city of Manaus, where the soccer/football matches between England  &  Italy, Cameroon  &  Croatia, United States  &  Portugal, and Honduras  &  Switzerland will take place. For the fans visiting this area, finding this Earthcache is a must. At this location, the Amazon River and Rio Negro come together, creating an incredibly unique view of dark and light waters mixing together. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch a glimpse of one of the pink dolphins that frequent the area.What geocachers are saying:“What a fun day! Took a tour with David Andrade’s Amazon Jungle Tours, filled small bottles with water from both rivers, swam with the pink dolphins, and more!” – molokaihuakai“Very cool at this location! To me the darker water was colder today! Thanks for this earthcache!”  – bubbag04“Cast away on an Amazonas Beach!!! Next Year we will come back… FIFA Wold CUP 2014!!! Thanks for the cache” – Günni Ka-LiPhotos:Making the find. Photo by geocacher msstrongTake a dip! Photo by geocacher LieveheersbeestjeIt looks like coffee to me. Photo by geocacher TheBraendlis 2-part question: What country are you rooting for in the World Cup and what’s your favorite geocache in that country? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

6 Filmmaking Takeaways from the Set of ‘The Avengers’

first_imgWhat filmmaking truths can be found on the set of one of the biggest blockbusters in history? Go behind the scenes of The Avengers.As one of the highest grossing films of all time, The Avengers is about as big as a movie can get. However, you don’t need to have a multimillion dollar budget to get something out of these awesome behind-the-scenes videos. Here’s a list of six filmmaking takeaways from the BTS videos of The Avengers. Let’s begin:1. It’s the last 15% of the details that make all the difference.Key Takeaway: The beauty is in the details.As with most things, in filmmaking the difference is in the details. This goes for indie films all the way up to Hollywood blockbusters. In this featurette, Jeff White, the Visual Effects Supervisor for The Avengers talks about how they decided to make their Hulk a little more “flabby” than previous iterations. This decision proved to make the CGI character much more believable.The artists behind the Hulk took into account an insane amount of detail, from cloth simulations for skin all the way down to the theoretical weight of the Hulk. It was these smaller details (and a decade of VFX innovation) that helped separate the 2012 Hulk from the 2003 Hulk.2. Joss Whedon isn’t scared of multicam productions.Key Takeaway: While they are certainly more difficult, multicam productions can be worth it.Multicam productions can be a scary monster to face, especially if you are an indie filmmaker. It’s easier to light and control a scene for one camera than two, so most filmmakers choose to shoot with one camera at a time. However when you have high-dollar special effects that can only happen once, you really don’t have a choice but to shoot with more than one camera.3. All of the crew members look at least 40 years old.Key Takeaway: It takes time to become a key player on a Hollywood production.One of the most interesting and reassuring things that we saw in the BTS videos was the fact that most of the crew members for The Avengers look like they are 40 years old or older, especially the ones holding a camera. As aspiring filmmakers, this reality tells us a lot about the filmmaking industry. Namely, like any industry, it takes time to work your way up the ladder to become a key player in large scale movies like The Avengers. Sure, networking helps, but at the end of the day? It’s hard work and experience that will help you get on big productions.4. All the fight scenes are highly choreographed before actors show up on set.Key Takeaway: Good action scenes take a lot of prep time.If you’ve ever tried shooting an action scene, then you probably know how difficult it is to shoot a believable fight scene. A good fight scene takes a lot of choreographing before you show up on set and The Avengers is no exception. Each actor had to spend weeks being trained in combat and the various fight scenes that were required for The Avengers.If you’re an indie filmmaker looking to shoot an awesome fight scene, take a lot of time to research, storyboard, and choreograph. By taking more time in pre-production to work out the details of the shoot, you’ll be able to create a much better scene than what could be created by quickly figuring it out on set.5. There are a surprising amount of practical effects.Key Takeaway: Practical effects are still better than VFX, especially for indie-films.While VFX do offer you much more control, practical effects are often better than those created by a computer — just ask George Lucas. You’ve probably seen a lot of pictures of the green screen sound stages used in The Avengers, but one surprising thing we found in the BTS videos is the amount of practical effects and set dressing that went into the film.Practical effects are surprisingly easy to create. From simply throwing dirt to using air cannons to launch a car in the air, there are a lot of really cool ways to create live effects that look great. If you’re interested in seeing more practical effects, check out our Top 10 Practical Movie Effects of All Time post.6. A cast that likes each other is a happy cast.Key Takeaway: Actor synergy is very important.It’s hard to think of another all-star cast that gets along with each other like the cast of The Avengers — and that real world chemistry is obvious on the screen. Despite what your fedora wearing “director” friend tells you, there is no room for egos on set. By having a friendly relationship with your actors and crew members, you will better gain respect — which will pay dividends on screen.Want to learn even behind the scenes Avengers inspiration? Check out a few of the following resources:Weird Secrets of The Avengers That You’d Never Have GuessedWatch The Avengers Get Goofy Behind The Scenes In New Age Of Ultron VideoGo Behind-the-Scenes of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of UltronAre you excited for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie? Sound off in the comments below.last_img read more

Green Card: US lawmakers back highly-skilled Indians’ move for elimination of per country limit

first_imgAt least six influential US lawmakers have supported the move of a group of highly-skilled Indians to remove the per country limit on the allotment of green cards, arguing that the current system was unjust to America, where 1.5 million such people were stuck in the backlog.They argued that because of the limit on the number of individuals from a country can get the Green Card or legal US residency, the wait period for highly skilled Indians could be as long as 70 years.Read it at New Indian Express Related Itemslast_img read more

Hotshots hold fort in tight finish to thwart rallying Beermen in Game 1

first_imgView comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Anthony, Stanley Pringle and Moala Tautuaa and TNT KaTropa gunner RR Pogoy completingthe list of candidates—the top five players in the SP derby—from which voters will choose from.Fajardo led the field with an average of 41.4 SPs per game.The scores:MAGNOLIA 99—Lee 18, Sangalang 17, Barroca 17, Jalalon 16, Reavis 12, Melton 11, Ramos 4, Dela Rosa 4, Pascual 0, Brondial 0, Simon 0.SAN MIGUEL 94—Fajardo 35, Cabagnot 18, Santos 13, Pessumal 11, Romeo 8, Ross 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Standhardinger 2, Nabong 0, Lassiter 0.Quarters: 34-30, 52-55, 80-73, 99-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo, who stands to win a record sixth straight Best Player of the Conference award before Game 4 next week, had 35 points and 21 rebounds for San Miguel.Alex Cabagnot had 18 and Arwind Santos 12 points and 15 rebounds for San Miguel, which is shooting to win this tournament for an unprecedented fifth straight time.Fajardo, meanwhile, stayed well ahead of everyone in the statistical points race through the end of the semifinals, giving him the inside track for the BPC.Curiously, the 6-foot-10 center is the only member of the powerhouse San Miguel team tomake the lost of candidates, with NorthPort’s Big Three of SeanADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I talked to my players at halftime and told them that we can’t beat San Miguel in an offensive game, and that we can’t stray away from our identity,” coach Chito Victolero said.“I’m happy that they responded to my challenge to play defense in the second half. And we’re able to limit them under a hundred points. And that’s the key.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Hotshots did all the right things in the stretch, surviving June Mar Fajardo’s mammoth game for the psychological edge going into Fridays Game 2.Ian Sangalang had 17 points and 12 rebounds and held his own against Fajardo when the going was roughest as Magnolia, like it did in these Finals last season, also won the series opener. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Magnolia’s defense was at its unflinching best when it mattered and the Hotshots gutted out a 99-94 victory over San Miguel Beer in Game 1 of their PBA Philippine Cup title series on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Orphaned high jumper has message to parents: ‘I am special’ LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READlast_img read more

Liverpool Chases 6th European Cup, Tottenham Seeks 1st Title

first_imgMADRID (AP) — Liverpool is looking to become European champion for a sixth time and Tottenham is chasing glory for the first time in the Champions League final on Saturday.Tens of thousands of English fans are descending on Madrid for the week’s second all-English final in a European competition.It’s been a less challenging trip for Tottenham and Liverpool fans than their Arsenal and Chelsea counterparts who had to travel from London to Baku, Azerbaijan for Wednesday’s Europa League final.But Tottenham and Liverpool didn’t make it to Madrid the easy way on the field. Both had to overcome 3-0 deficits in their Champions League semifinals, with Liverpool stunning Barcelona and Tottenham defeating Ajax with almost the last kick of the second leg.Tottenham hasn’t reached any continental final since winning the now-defunct UEFA Cup in 1984. And this season has been only the north London club’s sixth appearance in the European Cup — with five qualifications coming since 2010.Liverpool forward Sadio Mane heads a ball during a training session at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Friday May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)Liverpool is England’s most successful side in the European Cup, lifting the trophy five times — most recently in 2005. But the Merseyside club lost the 2007 final and again last year to Real Madrid.That was the sixth successive final Juergen Klopp has lost, with the Liverpool manager yet to win a trophy since joining the team in 2015. The team only missed out on a first English title since 1990 when Manchester City defended its title by one-point.While Tottenham finished fourth in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino’s side was 26 points behind second-place Liverpool. Lifting the European Cup would be Pochettino’s first silverware since joining Tottenham five years ago.Harry Kane is in line to play for Tottenham for the first time since sustaining an ankle injury in the quarterfinals first leg against Manchester City almost two months ago. Liverpool will have Roberto Firmino fit again after the forward missed the last three matches of the season with a thigh problem.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more