Police hunting “Lil Man” for armed robbery of security guard

first_imgA security guard is now counting his losses after he was pounced upon by three armed men who escaped with his valuables on Wednesday morning.Edgar Cruickshan, 37, of Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust, was attacked around 05:30h while he was in the vicinity of the Route 47 bus park.According to reports, Cruickshan was walking along the Longden Street when he was confronted by the three men.He was pushed into a wall and the men searched his pockets taking his cellphone valued $70,000 and $7000 in cash.They then escaped on foot, north along the said street. A report was made at the Brickdam Police Station and the name of one of the suspects was given as “Lil Boy”.An investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Chinese footballer left stricken as ambulance door jams

first_img0Shares0000Wang Shouting receives medical attention on the pitch as medical staff try to open a jammed ambulance door © AFP / STRSHANGHAI, China, Aug 13 – Medics tried to kick open a jammed ambulance door while a badly hurt Chinese footballer lay prone on the pitch for several minutes, fighting for breath.Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro, coach of Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande, was left angered and fans and Chinese media hit out at what they called the amateurish treatment of Changchun Yatai’s Wang Shouting. The midfielder was knocked out just seconds into Saturday’s 3-2 home league win over Cannavaro’s side when Yang Liyu’s shoulder accidently smashed him in the face as they jumped for the ball.Medical staff from both sides rushed to help the 32-year-old Wang and the players of both teams were clearly anxious as he lay unconscious, face down.An ambulance and stretcher were hastily summoned and it appeared Wang had swallowed his tongue.But he was left for several minutes on the pitch as paramedics struggled with the back door of the ambulance, even kicking it as it refused to budge.They eventually prised it open and Wang — by now conscious and on a stretcher — was taken to hospital and later released with no long-lasting damage.But the incident was embarrassing for a league whose teams have lavished big-money contracts on star players and coaches of the ilk of Cannavaro.“The life of the players can’t be ignored,” Cannavaro, who captained Italy to World Cup glory in 2006, was quoted as saying by the Information Times, a daily newspaper.“During an emergency situation, there is no waiting time of several minutes.“Ambulance and first-aid equipment must be on standby at all times and the problem of the door that can’t be opened should not be ignored.”The Information Times savaged the cack-handed response in an article headlined, “China’s football is still far from professional — when life is at stake, ambulance door won’t open.”Fans fumed too, with one poster on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, asking disdainfully: “Is the ambulance a prop?”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sheffield United ‘reluctantly’ accept Hull bid for Maguire

first_img Harry Maguire 1 League One side Sheffield United have accepted a bid from Hull for defender Harry Maguire.The Blades have revealed they “reluctantly” accepted the Tigers’ new offer after they met their valuation of the centre-back and he and his representatives are now set to open talks over a move to the KC Stadium.Managing director Mal Brannigan told the club’s website: “We made it clear that we wanted Harry to stay by offering him a new contract at the end of last season, unfortunately he and his representatives chose a different path.“However, as he is under contract at Bramall Lane, we exercised our right to set our own valuation of him and after numerous bids which did not meet our expectations, Hull City increased their offer and we have reluctantly accepted.“As we have previously stated, Sheffield United are not under pressure to sell our players but on this occasion it was deemed the best for all parties and now we move on with the aim of assisting Nigel Clough to strengthen his squad.”last_img read more

DD TRAVEL: GLAMPING AT ‘LES CASTELS’ SITES IN FRANCE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

first_imgBY TIM HEDGLEY, DD TRAVEL EDITOR: Les Castels, the premier four and five star camping sites across France has introduced a couple of new innovations for 2016 at several of their 39 locations.First of all the very first themed site in France, the Village Western, has joined the group. This is a lovely site spread over twelve hectares in the Gironde. The site has a real Western flavour, you feel as though you are in the Wild West of America rather than France!The horse-riding centre here is second to none and there are all sorts of different themed workshops to try such as gold digging and trapping. Prices start at 350 Euros for a teepee tent for five people.There is a special 35% discount for a seven night stay if travelling in June – any seven night stay between 4th and 27th June.Also for Summer Bank Holidays mobile homes for up to four people will be available at a special rate of just 210 Euros instead of the usual 322 Euros..A new type of rental opportunity will be found this year at the Domaine des Ormes in Brittany – the Sweet Home. The Sweet Home has a large open air terrace and inside is very well equipped with fridge, microwave, etc. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with bunk beds and room for a cot. Sheets and towels are included in the rental. Prices start at 390 Euros for a week for four people.Also new this year will be Le Coco Sweet at La Garangeoire in the Vendée.The Coco Sweet sits somewhere between a mobile home and a tent ! It aims to be not just cosy and comfortable but also fun!Prices start at 280 Euros for a week and the site opens on 14th May.Le Coco Sweet and Sweet Home are great additions to the array of unusual accommodation you can choose from with Les Castels. We have everything from yurts, gypsy caravans, treehouses, bungalows on stilts over water, dakkas…..There is something for all tastes for a never to be forgotten glamping vacation. Created in 1959 Les Castels is a collection of 39 four and five star camping sites across France and is the leading provider of glamping sites. Characterised by their outstanding sites near areas of cultural interest and outstanding natural beauty. Les Castels offers a wide choice of accommodation with everything from chalets and mobile homes to tree houses, gypsy caravans, houses on stilts and apartmentsThe facilities and entertainment varies from site to site, no two are alike, however one thing unifies the group as a whole is the Les Castels environmental approach. As outdoor accommodation specialists they are entirely committed to sustainable development. The accommodation is blended into the landscape as far as is possible, using light, mobile installations such as tents and caravans.The sites are committed to supporting ongoing environmental conservation initiatives in France and two sites that have been awarded the European Ecolabel Award with 30 receiving the Green Key Award.For more information please visit www.les-castels.com DD TRAVEL: GLAMPING AT ‘LES CASTELS’ SITES IN FRANCE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES was last modified: April 2nd, 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)Tags:franceglampingLes Castelswww.les-castels.comlast_img read more

IS THERE NO END TO WHINGERS? NOW DUBLIN STAR CRITICISES DONEGAL!

first_imgDUBLIN centre back Ger Brennan is the latest GAA figure to join the queue to crticise the Donegal GAA team.The player goes out of his way to dish out the dirt on Donegal is a new DVD to be released to mark Dublin’s All Ireland win.“For me, it’s a game I want to forget as a footballer, because it was awful to play against. It wasn’t Gaelic football to me. “I didn’t enjoy it. It wasn’t Gaelic football the way it is supposed to be played. I know we are defensive ourselves, but that was something we had never faced before. It was like a different sport to be honest.“It was like a soccer match. You would hope that this isn’t the future. It would ruin the game,” he said.And he claims that players like star forward Michael Murphy are suffering because of Jim McGuinness’ new regime.“It’s certainly effective, but it’s ugly. When you look at Michael Murphy scoring 1-6 for his club a couple of weeks later in a county final, yet he was only within 30 metres of our goals twice in the game, it beggars belief. “It’s the style they have. It’s something they are trying to implement and maybe he’s trying to get defence right first. Maybe they’ll introduce more attacking football.”IS THERE NO END TO WHINGERS? NOW DUBLIN STAR CRITICISES DONEGAL! was last modified: November 25th, 2011 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:Donegal GAAdublinger brennanlast_img read more

Manchester United star backed by team-mates despite World Cup form

first_imgManchester United star David De Gea has been backed by his Spain team-mates despite his shaky start to World Cup 2018.The shot-stopper, 27, made a high profile error against Portugal, spilling a Cristiano Ronaldo shot into his own net. misery A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers diamond geezer 2 Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has conceded five goals in three games leading to criticism. Shy guy You’re the one “He has saved us many times but that never gets written about.“He was the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, he works like a bloody animal, David’s confidence is huge.“We have complete faith not just in David but in our other two goalkeepers as well.” Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Latest World Cup 2018 news Good times Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup LU BEAUTY NO JOY Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song 2 Spain goalkeeper David De Gea fails to save a shot from Cristiano Ronaldo. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Adding to this, he failed to make a single save until their final Group B game against Morocco but conceded another two goals, leading to further criticism.But compatriot Thiago told a press conference, ahead of Spain’s clash with hosts Russia, De Gea was being backed by his team-mates.He said: “The goalkeeping position is perhaps the hardest of all – the risk levels are very high.“If you have seen David over the past few seasons, you’ll know he is a brilliant keeper. Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Fallon d’Floor Pure class SUPERSTITION talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

PUBLIC ASKED TO SLOW DOWN AND SHOW PATIENCE DURING SLIGO TO DONEGAL CYCLE

first_imgThe public are being asked to show some patience today as more than 200 cyclists take part in a cycle from Sligo to Letterkenny today.Cyclists in actionThe annual cycle in aid of cancer support, will involve cyclists of all ages.The group left just after 10am and will be arriving in Letterkenny at various times. “All road users are asked to be patient and to show courtesy to the cyclists to ensure that the event passes off safely. All support is much appreciated,” said a spokesman for the event. PUBLIC ASKED TO SLOW DOWN AND SHOW PATIENCE DURING SLIGO TO DONEGAL CYCLE was last modified: July 13th, 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:donegalSligo to Letterkenny cyclelast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCENIFF – “MCGUINNESS HAS BEEN PLOTTING FOR DUBLIN ALL YEAR”

first_imgMcEniff believes McGuinness has been plotting for Dublin all year.Former All-Ireland winning manager Brian McEniff has said Jim McGuinness has been plotting to face Dublin all season, and will have a Plan A, B and C when the two sides lock horns at Croke Park, on Sunday. McEniff who famously brought Sam back to the hills for the first time ever in 1992, admitted Dublin will provide formidable opposition but believes Donegal are capable of springing a surprise like they did in 1992.Many GAA pundits and commentators have made Donegal rank outsiders to get a win against Dublin on Sunday, while some bookmakers in the capital are offering odds of 10-1  on a Donegal win. However, McEniff believes McGuinness has the game-plan to frustrate the Dubs and the quality in the forward line to hurt them.Although the Bundoran native did admit the form of Colm McFadden worried him ahead of Sunday’s game.He told the Irish Daily Mirror, “Colm McFadden hasn’t been playing that well all year, but he has been isolated up front which isn’t easy especially when team double up on you.“But I think Jim will have a different strategy for the match this weekend, he’s been preparing from the start of the year, like the players, with a view to playing an All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. “They knew that was further down the line, but it was always envisaged that the two would meet at this stage, so they won’t be unprepared for facing them that’s for sure.“We haven’t hit the form we need to beat Dublin so far this year, but I’m sure it’s there.McEniff admitted though if he was the manager he would approach the game in a different way to McGuinness, but added that he genuinely believed they could win the game although he thinks Dublin are on of the best sides that’s been around for a long time.“He won’t be coming with just a plan A, he’ll have a plan B and C, because Dublin are an awesome team, there’s no point saying otherwise.“I would expect Donegal have a good chance of winning on Sunday but then I’m one of those sort of people. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCENIFF – “MCGUINNESS HAS BEEN PLOTTING FOR DUBLIN ALL YEAR” was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Brian McEniffCroke ParkdonegaldublinJim McGuinnessnewsSportlast_img read more

DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – STAND-OFF IN THE SHADOW OF HILL 16!

first_imgThe banter has already started between both sets of fans.Only after 70 minutes at Croke Park on Sunday will the bragging rights belong to either Donegal or Dublin. But that hasn’t stopped the boys from GiddyupSkits from setting the scenery for Sunday’s encounter between both sets of fans. One word – superb! Simply click on the video to enjoy!DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – STAND-OFF IN THE SHADOW OF HILL 16! was last modified: August 27th, 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:DDTVdonegaldublinGiddyupSkitslast_img read more

DELIA – “MCGUINNESS IS HUGE PART OF MY MANAGEMENT STAFF”

first_imgJim McGuinness is a ‘massive’ part of Ronnie Delia’s backroom staff.Celtic manager Ronnie Delia has admitted Jim McGuinness is a massive part of his management staff, as he strives to take Celtic to the next level.Norwegian, Delia has received widespread criticism from sections of the Celtic support following a mixed start to life as Celtic manager.One member of his back-room staff that Delia leans on for support is former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, Delia has admitted that he is a ‘massive’ part of his management set-up. Delia said, “I want a team with different qualities, Jim’s very good with team spirit and psychology.“He knows what team work is, and knows sport, and understands the importance of a good team dynamic.“He knows the importance of a good dressing room, he has skills we can use.“Those skills are vital in ensuring my players are focused and ready for every game and every challenge. McGuinness quit as Donegal manager a fortnight after losing the All-Ireland to Kerry.He spent four incredible years in charge of Donegal, and is the county’s most successful manager ever.His successor has still not been appointed, but it’s expected that his former assistant Rory Gallagher will get the job. DELIA – “MCGUINNESS IS HUGE PART OF MY MANAGEMENT STAFF” was last modified: October 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:celtic fcdonegalGAAJim McGuinnessnewsRonnie DeliasoccerSportlast_img read more