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first_imgDo you fancy becoming a football pundit? Take a listen to the clip above and give it your best shot hereGus Poyet is struggling at Sunderland and talkSPORT Drive presenter Adrian Durham didn’t mince his words after the Black Cats’ latest disappointing result.Take a listen to Durham’s opinion, in the player above, where he declares that the Uruguayan has “alienated the fans” and “waved the white flag” at the Stadium of Light.“He can’t do the job properly,” argues Durham.Do you agree with Adrian? Or think he’s talking nonsense? Think you could do a better job than the talkSPORT Drive presenter?This is your chance to prove how good a football pundit you could be! talkSPORT has teamed up with The Carlsberg Fan Squad on a mission to find Probably The Best Pundit in the World… with probably the best prize too!The winner will become part of the on air talkSPORT team, live from a Premier League ground on the final day of the season!Get recording your entries now and also keep an eye out for the People’s Pundit van, which is now on tour to catch all of your punditry skills outside UK football grounds!It’s a fantastic opportunity! So head to www.thepeoplespundit.co.uk to find out more now!last_img read more


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first_img That includes candles, which account for roughly $2 billion of the total market, as well as air fresheners, diffusers, aromatherapy products and scented rocks, considered the next generation of potpourri. That’s not to mention ScentPods, stick scents, flameless candles and “scent stories.” Sniff again: That’s the match lit under the home-fragrance market. The industry owes its transformation in the past 15 years in large part to Harry Slatkin, New York City-based home-design president of Limited Brands Ltd. and founder of Slatkin and Co. Slatkin’s name is linked to new scents for candles, higher-end oils and room sprays with the cachet of the Hollywood celebrity, socialite and even British royalty. He’s managed to enhance his products’ aura of luxury, style and links with charitable giving, while still maintaining relatively affordable prices: A high-end line starts around $28 at Nieman-Marcus, with other candles and $10 “scent ports” at Bath & Body Works. Smell that? There’s something expensive in the air. The humble air freshener has been outclassed by a new breed of designer- and celebrity-inspired scented candles, scent sticks and diffusers. And they don’t come cheap. Juicy Couture is offering a scented candle in a goblet for $350. Jo Malone’s “living cologne” spray costs $95. Bond No. 9 has a “Wall Street” candle for $78. With so much scent wafting about, American consumers are putting their money where their nose is. They are sniffing out chic combinations such as bergamot tea, jasmine, amber and musk – and spending an estimated $9 billion in the home-fragrance market. “Male, female, doesn’t matter the age. … Everyone uses home fragrance now,” Slatkin said in a phone interview from Paris. “It’s to create pleasure for yourself. It doesn’t matter what your home looks like or whether you did the dishes, but when you light a candle, it instantly turns on a different ambience, and it changes your mood.” When it comes to candles, buyers are led by the nose. About 80 percent of all candles sold in the United States are cented. Nearly half of all American women say they use candles to decorate and refresh their homes. These days, they’ve got a dizzying array of choices. There’s a growing market for “premium” candles, and the airwaves are also flooded with ads for home fresheners with mass market appeal, including Glade and Febreze products. But the biggest innovations have been in electronic and eco-friendly categories. Flameless candles run on batteries,. Sleek “scent ports” plug in to electrical outlets. Soy and beeswax candles from renewable resources are gaining popularity, as are nonburning scent diffusers, which use sticks to disperse the scent. 160Want 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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first_img Schweinsteiger in action for Germany during the Euro 2016 finals Bayer Leverkusen’s director of sport Rudi Voller believes Bastian Schweinsteiger has at least another two years at the ‘highest level’ despite reports suggesting he may be set for a Manchester United exit.New Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho appears ready to make the experienced midfielder one of the early casualties of his new era at Old Trafford, but Voller believes such a decision could be too hasty.Voller handed Schweinsteiger his Germany debut in 2004 and after the 32-year-old announced his international retirement last week, he thinks that will help prolong the former Bayern Munich man’s career.“No matter where his future lies, Bastian will play on at the highest level for at least another two years,” Voller told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.“It’s going to help him that he will no longer be playing for the national team.“It will do Bastian good that this additional burden has been released. Philipp Lahm is the best example of that.”Lahm, who is the same age as Schweinsteiger, retired from national team football after winning the World Cup with Germany two years ago and promptly signed a four-year deal with Bayern Munich.Schweinsteiger’s career has been blighted by injury, but Voller is confident a reduced workload will enable him to return to his best form.“It’s part of your playing career than you become prone to injury and people then always ask questions about your future, but this is a challenge that he now has to and will stand up to,” added Voller. 1last_img read more


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first_imgMinister Joe McHugh congratulates all involved in the successful weekend at “A Taste of Donegal” Food Festival.Minister of State Joe McHugh joined “Donegal Person of The Year” Deirdre Mc Glone on Friday night at the Pier in Donegal Town for the opening night of the 8th ‘A Taste of Donegal.’Speaking at the event, Minister McHugh, “With over 130 exhibitors, celebrity chefs, demonstrations and entertainment ‘A Taste Of Donegal’ has all the elements for a great weekend. This three day event now attracts Food Lovers from all over the world and has achieved a reputation for excellence with all involved in the industry.” After the official opening there was a Presentation of “A Passion to Inspire” Chefs Competition 2016 by Peter Griffiths, Bob Mc Donald, Gerard M. Molloy and Anthony Armstrong and Cookery Demonstrations by Celebrity Chefs Gary O’ Hanlon TV3’s The Restaurant and Colin Mc Kee, RAI “Best Chef Donegal”. The opening concluded with Pains Fireworks staging a fabulous display of cracking colour over Donegal Bay.Minister McHugh, “I wish to commend the hard work and dedication of the organising committee, all the volunteers, the exhibiting businesses and everyone who turned up to support this event and assisted in making it a massive success, in what is fast becoming the showcase highlight of the year for foodies in Donegal and much further a-field.”Minister McHugh: A Taste of Donegal is “highlight of the year for foodies” was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:A Taste of DonegalDonegal Townjoe mc hughminster of statelast_img read more


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first_imgAn appeal was made by a lady called Rowena Fuller who is attempting to be reunited with her daughter Nicola who was adopted through the Church of England Children’s Society in Wales 43 years ago.Rowena was only sixteen when she delivered Nicola, and she shares that Nicola will turn 43 on the 19th of December.Since publishing the appeal on Facebook, Rowena has shared that she has received some “interesting leads” that she is currently following up. RowenaThe post has amassed a massive 390,000 shares and almost 100,000 comments since yesterday morning, with people from all over the world spreading the word as Nicola “could be anywhere” – could she be in Donegal?Rowena’s heart-wrenching post reads as follows;“I apologise in advance if the following should shock any of my friends, but this is a last ditch attempt.”“You were born on 19th December 1973 in Heath Hospital Cardiff. I named you Nicola. Your original birth certificate is in the name of Nicola Brett.”“For 10 days I learned how to bath you, keep you warm and cuddle you. You were with me for my 17th birthday on the 27th December that year.” “On the morning of the 30th December it was snowing. I dressed you in your snow white layette and took the lift down to the car park. A woman was waiting there and I couldn’t let you go.”“There was an undignified struggle and my mother wrested you from my arms and handed you over The woman turned and walked away – I felt as if my heart had been ripped from my body.”“You were adopted through the Church of England Children’s Society. This photo was sent to me by your parents on your 1st birthday. It is the only photo I have and has faded over 43 years.”This photograph of Nicola was sent to Rowena by her adoptive parents on her first birthday“I have tried to find you but without success so now I am begging all my friends, their friends and their friends’ friends to share this post. I have lived 43 years with a tear in the cloth of my life, notwithstanding a wonderful daughter, a fine son and a whole possee of adopted/kids by marriage – but this pain will always linger with me.” “I will be sixty this birthday and would love to hear from Nicola (or whatever her name is now) in the hope that together we can darn the hole. I think you were brought up in South Wales, but by now you could be anywhere.”“Please, please if you read this, give me a chance – I did and do love you. Your half brother and sister, my husband and the majority of my friends know all about you and my attempts to find you – you would be welcomed by all.”“Please, please share this post and maybe, just maybe this great machine that is social networking might make my sixtieth and Nicola’s 43rd two very happy birthdays, thank you.”After Rowena’s heartfelt post gained traction, she said that “words cannot express how much I appreciate what you are all doing! Some interesting leads have come up and I am following up.” “Unfortunately I am a full time foster Mum to three teens and a translator, so I am not always free. Ideally I would like Nicola to tell me whether she wants contact or not.”#FindNicolaBrett: Could Nicola be in Donegal? was last modified: November 27th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:#findnicolabrettcardifffamilynicola brettrowena fullerlast_img read more


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first_imgDonegal middleweight Jason Quigley beat German Elite champion Dennis Radovan to claim gold at the European U/23 Championships in Russia today.The Finn Valley BC ace, a gold medal winner at the 2009 European Youth Championships in Poland, was handed a 17-11 decision after the final bell of today’s 75kg final at the Sports Palace in Kaliningrad.Boxing superbly on the counter in the face of Radovan’s constant aggression, Quigley, who had his dad Conor and Zuar Antia in his corner, took the first two rounds 5-3 and 5-3 to command a four-point advantage going into the third. Radovan, as expected, threw caution to the wind in the third, but Quigley held his composure and kept picking up points on the counter to win that frame 7-5 and seal his second top of the podium finish in European competition.“I’m absolutely delighted with the win,” said the newly crowned champion, who was presented with his medal today.“When I won the bronze here I was very happy to have my second European medal, but when you get to that stage you always want to change the colour and thankfully I did.”Earlier today, Hugh Myres lost out in his bid for gold after being edged out by a single point in his light-flyweight final with Armenia’s Kariun Sogomonyan. The 2009 AIBA World Youth champion was awarded an 11-10 decision after three tight rounds in Kaliningrad.“Jason produced a fantastic performance against a very good opponent,” said Irish team manager and coach John Finn.Today’s gold and silver medal wins cap an outstanding year for Irish boxing, which has won gold, silver and bronze at every Olympic, World, European and Multi-Nation tournament entered in 2012Zuar Antia, John Finn and Conor Quigley were working Ireland’s corner in Armenia. The Irish squad are due to arrive home through Dublin Airport at 9.30pm on Wednesday evening. EUROPEAN CHAMPION! DONEGAL BOXER JASON TAKES GOLD IN U-23 FINAL was last modified: December 19th, 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:EUROPEAN CHAMPION! DONEGAL BOXER JASON TAKES GOLD IN U-23 FINALfinn valley boxing clublast_img read more


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first_img Tags: French Ligue 1top Neymar (left) has 11 while Mbappe has scored 12 goals this season (Photo by Agency)The race for French Ligue One’s Golden Boot takes centre stage this weekend as three of the division’s four leading scorers lock horns at Stade de France.Nantes’ Argentine striker Emiliano Sala leads the top scorers charts with twelve goals along with Paris Saint Germain’s teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe Lottin.Sala will therefore be a marked man when the Canaries try to end PSG’s unbeaten start to the campaign.19-year-old Mbappe’s bid to become the division’s youngest ever top goal grabber has been impeded by extra rest he got from World Cup duty, a three game suspension for marching orders and riots that bedeviled France for a fortnight.After restricting him to a 30-minute cameo in the Coupe de La Ligue on Tuesday, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is expected to start Europe’s young player of the year from the start.Another of the Parisians’ big guns, Neymar Junior, trails the top scorers by one goal and is itching for a return to the starting line up after being altogether omitted from PSG’s cup victory.The world’s most expensive player joins Mbappe and Edinson Cavani in attack as the runaway leaders seek to bounce back from consecutive draws away to Bordeaux and Strasbourg just before league action was interrupted by riots.Christophe Galtier’s Lille Metropole also have a player interested in the golden boot. Nicholas Pepe struck his best goal this season as Lille beat Nimes 3-2 to join Neymar on eleven goals.The Ivorian sensation once again leads the line together with Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba in a fabled ‘BIP’ attack as the Champions League chasing Lille welcome Alain Cassanova’s Toulouse to northern France.But the pick of the matches is in Montpellier where the high flying hosts battle stuttering Olympique Lyon. 2011 champs Montpellier feel they can pick point off Bruno Genesio’s side as the visitors had to contend with a grueling cup fixture at Amiens on Wednesday night.Saint Etienne, Bordeaux and Monaco all have winnable home ties against Dijon, Amiens and Guingamp respectively.Cameras are to be especially fully zoomed on Monaco’s clash with Guingamp as it is a winner takes all relegation six pointer.Fixture:Sunday.-Lille Metropole v Toulouse @11:00pm-Paris SG v Nantes @11:00pmMontpellier v Olympique Lyon @11:00pm-Strasbourg v Nice @11:00pm-Angers v Olympique Marseille @11:00pm-Monaco v Guingamp @11:00pm-Saint Etienne v Dijon @11:00pm-Rennes v Nimes @11:00pm-Reims v Caen @11:00pmSunday.-Bordeaux v Amiens @07:00pmComments last_img read more


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first_imgNational Geographic News published a story about a real sea monster.  A fossil pliosaur nearly 50 feet in length, the largest marine reptile ever found, was discovered in permafrost just 800 miles from the North Pole, on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago.  Scientists estimate it had such strong teeth and muscles it could have bitten a small car in half.    The article about the huge creature, with a skull nearly 7 feet long and flippers 10 feet long, includes a photo gallery.  Plesiosaurs often had long necks, but pliosaurs had massive heads and short necks.  Page 2 of the article claims that the large concentration of marine reptiles in the area, “one of the richest accumulations of marine reptiles in the world” with 40 known specimens so far, resulted when the large animals “swam in temperate seas and sank to the ocean floor after they died, where their bodies were preserved in soft mud.”    The Burgess Shale, now high in the Canadian Rockies, once hosted a rich marine biota.  For a century it has been known for the exceptional preservation of its Cambrian fossils.  A new theory reported in Live Science says that an undersea landslide was responsible for burying the animals quickly and suddenly so that even the impressions of soft parts of worms were preserved.  The Cambrian Explosion was mentioned in the article:Today, the Burgess Shale represents a frozen sliver of life from a time when Earth and its life were completely different.    “It dates from very early in the history of complex multi-cellular life,” [Jan] Zalasiewicz [U of Leicester] told LiveScience.  “For quite a while, it was the main window we had on the diversity of life at this time.  It’s very significant because one of the great enigmas about Cambrian life is that it seems to have started very suddenly.”    Life existed for 3 billion years before the Cambrian Period, but almost all of it was simple life composed of single cells.    “Then very suddenly at the beginning of the Cambrian, a whole host of life, all the major groups of animals, appeared,” Zalasiewicz said.  “That is called the Cambrian explosion.  It’s still a mystery as to how and why this great flowering of multi-cellular life took place.”A different surprise has appeared among the living.  Shrimp-like crustaceans called krill had been thought to inhabit the upper ocean.  What are they doing 3000 meters down under the Antarctic Peninsula?  Sure enough, Science Daily reported, Antarctic krill were found by a deep-diving remotely operated vehicle in the dark depths, actively feeding and spawning as if this is a perfectly normal place to call home.  “The discovery completely changes scientists’ understanding of the major food source for fish, squid, penguins, seals and whales.”Zalasiewicz said that there were no trees or higher animals when the Burgess Shale was buried by an undersea landslide.  How would he know that?  One would not expect there to be such creatures in that environment.  Separate the interpretation based on worldview from the actual observations.  The observations show that Darwinism could not be true.  The 3-billion-year dates are part of the evolutionary tale.  Just look at the fossils: all the major animal phyla appear suddenly at the beginning of the Cambrian.  “Appear” is the operative word: they were not evolving.  There were not primitive forms of these creatures in the rocks below.  Boom!  There they are, complete with eyes, complex appendages and a functioning ecology.  That is not evolution.  It’s also true of the pliosaurs, plesiosaurs, and ichthyosaurs found at Spitsbergen.  They appear in the record suddenly and fully operational.  Extinct animals were usually larger and more diverse than their counterparts today.  If this is evolution, it is going in reverse.    Kids, consider marine biology or paleontology as a career.  There are still remarkable discoveries to be made under the sea.  You don’t have to follow the Darwin script or swallow the evolutionary tales to discover amazing things and have an adventurous life.  Imagine making a living finding fossils of sea monsters.  Imagine finding new kinds of life in the depths of the sea.  Wouldn’t that be totally cool?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


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first_img13 July 2007Toyota South Africa is to produce Corollas at its Prospecton plant outside Durban specifically for export to the carmaker’s European markets from next year onwards, giving the KwaZulu-Natal economy a major boost.The decision was taken following a meeting this week in Tokyo, Japan, between provincial officials, led by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele and Toyota representatives led by Toyota Motor Corporation chairperson Katsuhiro Nakagawa.Nakagawa also announced that about 50 engineers have already been sent to South Africa to help with the manufacturing of the vehicles: “Toyota is determined to produce more vehicles in South Africa which can be exported to other countries.”“The exporting of vehicles from South Africa to other countries is very important for South Africa’s economy. The automotive industry is also important for the development of South Africa,” he said.Nakagawa said they also wanted an increased presence in Japanese automotive parts suppliers in South Africa as the country was considered to be the gateway to the rest of Africa.“We want to make our South African plant more competitive compared to Toyota plants in other countries,” he said.In a bid to ensure the competitiveness of their South African plant, he acknowledged that the training of workers would be important to achieve this: “If we skill more workers, more automotive parts supplier companies will come to South Africa.”He explained that they planned to establish a Toyota Training School in South Africa, which would benefit the company’s employees and create a much needed skills base for growth.“We want to listen to the voice of the workers to be able to produce more vehicles, more efficiently and effectively. Training, development and education of our workforce must be intensified,” Nakagawa said.The production of the latest model of the Toyota Corolla in South Africa is currently proceeding well and will be launched in August this year.“However, we are trying hard to introduce new models of Toyota to be produced is South Africa as well,” he said.Premier Ndebele appreciated the confidence shown by the company to South Africa, particularly KwaZulu-Natal, adding they would welcome the development of an automotive supplier park in the province.“We appreciate the new investment of more than R4-billion at the plant at Prospecton in Durban. However, we would like to see Toyota producing other automotive components in KwaZulu-Natal as well,” he said.He added it was important to accelerate training of the current and future workforce.“Continuous training is very important. We have to train all the time. For the market in South Africa, the market in Africa and the market elsewhere, training is important.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more