Eric Dier lucky to be alive after mistaking appendicitis for stomach bug

first_imgERIC DIER is lucky to be alive after he mistook appendicitis for a regular stomach bug.The Tottenham star thought he had been struck down by a virus sweeping the club last December.3 Tottenham ace Eric Dier was limited to just 28 games for Spurs last seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyInstead, it was his appendix and he had to be rushed to hospital to have it removed just in time.He said modestly: “Yeah, it was quite serious! There were a few players at the club with a stomach ache so we just presumed that it was that.“It was no fault of the medical staff, they treated me fantastically. But I was at home and had to be rushed to hospital.“Thankfully, I had the procedure straight away. I was very fortunate. It was just difficult afterwards, I kept on getting ill.”Dier’s return to action was delayed because of a string of illnesses.He said: “It was all because of the appendix. My immune system really struggled with medicine after the appendix.“People said I was injured but I was never injured, I just kept on falling ill, which was very frustrating.”3 Dier, 25, has appeared in just five games under Mauricio Pochettino this campaignCredit: AP:Associated PressI was very fortunate. It was just difficult afterwards, I kept on getting ill.”Eric DierWhile injury is thought to be part of a footballer’s lot, illness is not.And, though appendicitis is still viewed as a minor childhood condition, a burst or ruptured one can be fatal if not treated.The 25-year-old said: “It wasn’t easy. It was a very strange experience.”Dier was outstanding as he made only his third start of the season at centre-back in the 4-0 win at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday.With Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen both out of contract at the end of the season, the former Sporting Lisbon trainee showed he might be the answer to Spurs’ central defensive problems.Asked if he is back to his best, Dier said: “I’ve just been very unfortunate. Now I feel very good.”LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer3The win in Belgrade was Tottenham’s first on the road since May.Spurs will hope they have turned a corner after their poor start to this campaign.Dier added: “Hopefully we can continue this going forward into the rest of the season.”Tottenham star Eric Dier ‘cries’ after he finds out he’s dropped to a 79 rating in FIFA 20last_img read more

Fajardo vows to do his best for Gilas

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHe may be decorated fixture in the pro league, but June Mar Fajardo is well aware that he has yet to prove himself in the international game.That’s why the soft-spoken four-time PBA Most Valuable Player is challenging himself to perform at his best in the first leg of the Asian qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba World Cup, Ete he will pair up with naturalized center Andray Blatche to provide Gilas Pilipinas a vaunted twin tower combo.ADVERTISEMENT Barnes’ 30-footer at the horn lifts Mavs over Grizzlies Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Whether he plays heavy minutes or not, Fajardo vows to do what Reyes asks of him.“Whatever coach tells me to do, what my role is when I’m on the court, I’ll do my best to contribute to the team,” he said.Gilas faces off against Japan at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments “This is our chance to help the team and the country in our own little way,” he said.Fajardo has had a rather lackluster run with the Philippine team with his last stint in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup ended up getting derailed with a calf injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThough the 28-year-old big man did see action in the team’s last three games, he only averaged 6.0 points, 3.0 rebounds in 12.7 minutes in that run.Luckily, he gets another crack af showcasing his abilities for the country after being named to coach Chot Reyes’ 12-man roster for the game against Japan on Friday.last_img read more

Date set for Venezuela to submit memorial – Greenidge

first_imgBorder controversy…says Guyana still open to meaningful cooperation with neighbourBy Jarryl BryanFollowing the submission of Guyana’s memorial on jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month, a date has in turn been set for the Venezuelan Government to submit its own counter memorial.This was revealed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, during his contribution to the Budget Debates on Friday. According to the Minister, April 18, 2019 has been set for Venezuela to submit its counter memorial.Greenidge remained optimistic that the ICJ has jurisdiction to resolve the controversy; something he noted has plagued its relations with Venezuela. According to the Minister, this issue has undermined the country’s ability to develop its sovereign territory.“Now that the matter is before the ICJ, some observers may be tempted to ask what if anything the MoFA is doing on this matter. Venezuela remains our neighbour and we still have to work closely with Venezuela on matters of mutual interest within the framework of several regional and international institutions where we share common membership,” Greenidge said.“Notwithstanding the ICJ process, Guyana remains open to pursuing meaningful functional cooperation whenever that opportunity arises. We have sought to do just this in relation to health challenges, such as measles, malaria and other infectious diseases,” he also observed.Greenidge pointed out that Venezuela continues to experience a significant outflow of its citizens, who seek better opportunities in neighbouring countries in the Region. The Minister acknowledged that Guyana has in recent years found itself the source of many thousands of migrants to other states in the region.“The Government of Guyana has been working closely with relevant regional and international organisations to agree on a humanitarian response to the massive movements of people.The Government of Guyana has also sought to address the inflows into our own territory. Of course, we have been a destination for irregular inflows from several states in the Region such as Haiti and Cuba,” Greenidge said.“We have therefore found it necessary to give consideration to modified or new rules and regulations to govern this migration. The objective being to recognise the movement of persons was taking place without material means and often without means of identification let alone passports.  In those circumstances we would not want to criminalise migrants simply for inadvertent breaches of immigration rules.”On November 19, 2018, Guyana submitted its memorial on jurisdiction to the ICJ, an important step as the country moves forward to have the controversy over the 1899 arbitral award settled. The memorial states that Venezuela is not correct in arguing that the controversy must be resolved exclusively by friendly negotiations, a claim which Guyana says is not justified in the terms of the final 1966 Geneva Agreement to which both parties agreed.It adds that the boundary was set out between Guyana and Venezuela in 1897 before the October 1899 award. In January 2018, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres chose adjudication by the Court as the means for finally resolving the controversy, with Guyana filing its case in March of this year.When US oil giant ExxonMobil announced the first of multiple oil finds in 2015, Venezuela renewed its claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory. Venezuela has been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil, and has since renewed claims to the Essequibo region.On January 30, 2018, Secretary General Guterres concluded that the Good Offices Process – which the parties had engaged in for almost 30 years, but it failed to achieve a solution to the controversy – and chose the ICJ as the next means of settlement, for which Guyana has long been advocating. Sir Shridath Ramphal and Ambassador Audrey Waddell are assisting Minister Greenidge.The United States has since announced that it supports Guyana’s case.last_img read more

Liquefied natural gas tax postponed again

first_imgThe New Democrats energy critic, John Horgan argues, the Liberals “Have made this, the signature piece of their economic portfolio, and now they’re going to have to negotiate with companies, that know full well, they have the upper hand.”Finance Minister Mike De Jong has pushed aside suggestions the lengthy drafting process, might scare away some of the project proponents.He says extensive consultation has taken place with those proponents and investment interest remains high.- Advertisement -The introduction of a new tax is meant to help fuel a 100-billion dollar prosperity fund, and Mr. De Jong has indicated he will lay out the basic LNG tax framework, in his February 18th budget.However, that information is not expected to provide specific numbers on tax rates.There are as many as ten proposed LNG north coast plants, and while none of the proponents has yet made a final investment decision, some have reportedly said, they would like to do so before the end of this year.Advertisementlast_img read more

Campfire ban to be lifted in Prince George Fire Centre

first_imgEffective noon tomorrow the campfire ban in the Prince George Fire Centre will be lifted. Campfires no more than half a metre tall, by half a metre wide will be allowed, as will outdoor stoves and other portable campfire equipment.Category two and three open burning bans will remain in effect as will the ban on fireworks in the area.Category two and three open burning bans will stay in place until September 30, or until notified otherwise.- Advertisement –last_img

Has Griezmann made Atletico Madrid’s squad stronger than last season?

first_imgFollowing their league title win and Champions League final appearance last season, the dismantling of Atletico Madrid’s special side always felt like an inevitability.Unrivalled success combined with the burden of significant debt meant the club became Chelsea’s shopping mall, and with Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa, David Villa and Filipe Luis all leaving the club this summer – not to mention squad players like Adrian, Diego Ribas and Jose Sosa – it looked certain that Atleti would be set on a firm downward trajectory. Yet something unexpected has happened: not only have Atletico signed replacements for their departing stars, they have signed high quality replacements. Some players look so good in fact, it could be argued that at least on paper, the Rojiblancos now have just as strong a squad as last season, if not better. Comparing them man-for-man makes for intriguing reading.GoalkeepersIn: Miguel Angel Moya, Jan OblakOut: Thibaut Courtois, Daniel AranzubiaEven in a dream world where Atletico Madrid had limitless funds they would still have struggled to replace Thibaut Courtois, so fundamental has the goalkeeper been to Diego Simeone’s side. The departure of second choice keeper Dani Aranzubia is less of a problem however, with a few particularly poor showings from the Basque last year.Atletico’s moves to strengthen between the sticks are intriguing in that they have signed two keepers at very different stages of their careers. Former Getafe man Miguel Angel Moya has significant La Liga experience and is generally thought of as an assured if unspectacular presence in goal, with his reputation reinforced by strong performances in pre-season. Along with the Spaniard, Atleti have brought in ex-Benfica stopper Jan Oblak, who is considered one of the most promising young keepers in Europe. If things go to plan, Atletico will be covered for the present with Moya and the future with Oblak, but can any really excel to the degree Courtois managed? It’s a tough task.Stronger/weaker: Courtois is virtually irreplaceable, and that’s the way it will remain until either Oblak or Moya prove otherwise. At the moment, Atleti have to be considered weaker in this area.DefendersIn: Guilherme Siqueira, Silvio, Cristian AnsaldiOut: Filipe Luis, Javier Manquillo (pending confirmation)It took some time for the rest of Europe to awaken to the consistency and quality displayed by Filipe Luis at left back, but a run to the Champions League final meant the Brazilian was finally recognised for his excellence, and Chelsea wasted no time in snapping him up this summer. Atletico will miss both his defensive solidity and endless runs into the final third with the end product to match. There’s no question that Diego Simeone has lost a key player here.His replacements, however, are intriguing to say the least. Filipe’s compatriot Guilherme Siqueira was on the cusp of signing for Real Madrid back in the summer of 2014, but when Manchester United’s own move for Fabio Coentrao fell apart, Madrid’s intentions of signing the Brazilian collapsed in turn. A season in Portugal with Benfica has confirmed Siqueira’s quality – with 33 games including a Europa League final appearance under his belt – and that combined with his previous strong displays at Granada mean Atletico have a left back who looks well positioned to hit the ground running upon his return to Spanish football.Along with the Brazilian, Argentinean Cristian Ansaldi has joined from Zenit St Petersburg on loan. Ansaldi is not only happy playing at left back, where he will provide competition for Siqueira, but the two-footed defender can also comfortably play on the right, so as a bonus he’ll put some pressure on Juanfran. A knock-on effect of Ansaldi’s signing is likely to be confirmation of a loan move for Javier Manquillo to Liverpool, while Portuguese defender Silvio will return to Benfica following a loan spell there last season.Stronger/weaker: The loss of Filipe is significant, but with Diego Simeone managing to maintain three quarters of his excellent back four, the Brazilian’s exit isn’t quite as dramatic as it could have been. Guilherme Siqueira’s quality is well known in Spain, while Ansaldi’s ability to play on both flanks means both support for the former Granada man as well as some genuine competition for Juanfran. If the two new signings can adapt to Simeone’s demands as well as Filipe, Atleti may well have strengthened in this area.MidfieldIn: Tiago, Saul, GuilavoguiOut: Tiago, Jose Sosa, Oliver, Diego RibasPerhaps the most bizarre story at the Calderon this summer is that of Tiago Mendes, who left the club as a free agent at the end of last season, only to return after a move to Chelsea fell apart. Regardless of how it came to pass, Diego Simeone will be delighted to have one of his best midfielders back on board. As a consequence, the the middle of the pitch is largely unchanged for Atletico at the moment.The return of Saul Ñíguez from a loan at Rayo Vallecano is no surprise, and the academy star a young player worth keeping an eye on over the course of the next twelve months. Ready to provide relief for Mario Suarez, Gabi and Tiago in the deep midfield roles, he has even been used as an attacking midfielder in pre-season, and there are high hopes for the 19-year-old. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Simeone giving him a chance to shine this season considering Tiago is now 33. The departures of Diego Ribas and Jose Sosa aren’t particularly dramatic for Simeone meanwhile, with neither finding consistency after arriving at the Calderon on loan last winter. A loan move to Porto for Oliver Torres suggests the club still thinks he needs to mature.Stronger/weaker: Atleti’s key components in the midfield are largely unchanged as things stand, and that can only be a good thing considering how vital that area of the pitch is for Diego Simeone. The return of Saul is certainly intriguing, and with the young Spaniard chalking up plenty of minutes in pre-season so far, he has a golden opportunity to make an impression on his manager. As things stand, Atletico are neither stronger nor weaker in this area, though they could perhaps do with a number ten – the kind of player Simeone failed to find by bringing Diego Ribas back to the club on loan last year. There are murmurs that the Colchoneros could yet sign someone for that position in the coming weeks, with Santi Cazorla the dream for supporters.ForwardsIn: Mario Mandzukic, Antoine Griezmann, Leo Baptistao, Angel Correa (pending a further medical)Out: David Villa, Diego Costa, AdrianWhen the stories started to emerge that Diego Costa would leave the Vicente Calderon for Chelsea, few thought Atletico could pull another rabbit out of the hat to replace the striker. In response they surprised many by bringing in a centre forward who fired Bayern Munich to a treble, then went on to score even more goals last season en route to four more trophy wins. It’s safe to say that fans are delighted with the signing of Mario Mandzukic, a genuine marquee move for the club.Perhaps an even more popular signing is Antoine Griezmann. Considered one of the most talented young footballers in Europe, the Frenchman arrives at the Calderon off the back of 20 goals and five assists for Real Sociedad, as well as five World Cup appearances for France. As far as replacements for David Villa go, Atleti could hardly have done much better, particularly considering Griezmann won’t need time to adjust to La Liga.One move that is yet to be consolidated is the club’s signing of San Lorenzo forward Angel Correa. The talented young Argentinean was poised to put pen to paper on a deal with Atletico when a tumour was detected in his heart. He could yet sign for the Colchoneros, but will be out for a number of months until his rehabilitation is over, with a further medical needed before any transfer can be confirmed. Unfortunately, the chances of Leo Baptistao finally making an impact at Atleti seem slim, following some tepid pre-season displays from the former Rayo man.Stronger/weaker: Diego Costa didn’t only score 36 goals for Atletico Madrid last season, he also provided everything Diego Simeone’s team needed from a forward, with his constant menacing of opposition defenders preventing Atleti from spending the entirety of games on the back foot. Replacing that will need some magic from Simeone, while David Villa’s own contribution in terms of holding the ball and providing a touch of class up front shouldn’t be overlooked.Bringing in not only Mandzukic but also Griezmann in response seems to confirm suspicions that Simeone is looking to diversify Atleti’s attacking play rather than attempt the thankless task of trying to replicate Villa and Costa like-for-like. At the tail end of their previous campaign, Atleti nearly came unstuck when tasked with commanding possession and breaking down opponents, and Simeone won’t have forgotten that. While both Mandzukic and Griezmann can happily perform in counter-attacking teams, they’re also competent at playing the protagonist – just look at the French national team or Bayern for evidence. If they buy in to Diego Simeone’s methods just as much as Costa and Villa did, then the two new forwards could be big difference-makers for the Colchoneros. Until we have time to see how they bed in to life as Atletico players however, it’s impossible to be certain over the state of the club’s forward line.The state of playIn the midfield, things are more or less as they were for Atletico, and if the club can go on to sign a quality number ten as they intend to, then they will even have managed to strengthen in this area. The defensive section of the squad, meanwhile, has arguably been strengthened with the additions of Guilherme Siqueira and Cristian Ansaldi, though the loss of Filipe shouldn’t be overlooked.Where Diego Simeone really has a challenge is in front of goal – both Atleti’s own and that of their opponents. The gradual transformation of Thibaut Courtois into one of the finest keepers in the world during his time at the Vicente Calderon was of huge importance to the club, and while Jan Oblak has the raw talent to do the same, he isn’t yet at the same stage of his development as the Belgian was in Atletico’s brilliant campaign last season.There are similar uncertainties up front. While Mandzukic and Griezmann are both excellent forwards who collectively scored almost the exact same number of goals as David Villa and Diego Costa last season, it’s worth remembering that we aren’t playing Football Manager, and simply signing like-for-like quality doesn’t necessarily guarantee the same end product.The real question isn’t whether Atletico have brought in the quality necessary to pick up where they left off last season therefore, it’s if the new players will take Diego Simeone’s instructions on board and execute them to the same degree of excellence as their predecessors. That’s impossible to predict, but until we find out, the La Liga champions’ desire to remain competitive deserves recognition. The club’s proactiveness in the summer market has at least given fans hope for further success.What do you think of Atletico’s signings? Can they continue to compete for La Liga as well as the Champions League? Let us know below… Adding Antoine Griezmann to a team featuring Mario Mandzukic means Atletico look strong 1last_img read more

Emery seeks Europa success to salvage Arsenal’s season

first_img0Shares0000All or nothing: The Europa League final will determine the success of Unai Emery’s first season in charge of Arsenal © AFP / JOSE JORDANLONDON, United Kingdom, May 26 – Unai Emery’s first season at Arsenal will be judged a success or failure depending on the outcome of a single game — the Europa League final against Chelsea — but the Spaniard has a habit of saving his best for Europe’s second-tier competition.Emery won the Europa League three years in a row between 2014 and 2016 when at Sevilla and would become the most decorated coach in the competition’s history with another victory in Baku. However, it is not only a first European trophy for 25 years at stake for Arsenal, but also a much-needed return to the riches of the Champions League after a two-season absence that will make or break the impression of Emery’s debut campaign.Arsenal’s preparations for the final have been dogged by off-field issues over the awarding of the final to the Azerbaijani capital.Many fans have been priced out of making the near-5,000-mile (8,000-kilometre) round trip, while Emery’s team selection has also been affected, with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan deciding not to travel on safety grounds due to political tensions between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan.However, Emery shrugged off suggestions Arsenal could even consider boycotting the match, and is determined that those distractions do not impact on his side by the time kick-off comes on Wednesday.“We have the chance to win a title and play in the Champions League next season,” said Emery. “All of this is much more important than where we are going to play the final.“It’s not possible with Mkhi, yes. It’s not possible with the fans like we want, yes. But the final is very important.”Chelsea do not have the added pressure of Champions League qualification resting on the outcome of the final, having edged ahead of Emery’s faltering side in the final weeks of the Premier League season to finish third.– Arsenal slump –Before a meaningless final-day win at Burnley, Arsenal had taken just one point from four games against Crystal Palace, Wolves, Leicester and Brighton.Emery had the difficult job of succeeding Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman’s 22-year reign came to an end 12 months ago.In a time of transition, the Basque coach has done a steady if unspectacular job.However, doubts remain over his ability to lead Arsenal back to the heights they reached under Wenger, particularly if they miss out on Champions League revenue once more.Emery admitted in the January transfer window that the club could only afford to take players on loan.The same defensive issues that haunted Wenger’s final years in charge have been repeated. Arsenal outscored both Chelsea and local rivals Tottenham in the Premier League but missed out on the top four by virtue of conceding 51 goals.Emery has constantly changed personnel and formations to find the right balance and even left one or other of his two star forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench for much of the campaign.The firepower of Alexandre Lacazette (left) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) has carried Arsenal to the Europa League final © AFP / Andreas SOLAROHowever, Lacazette and Aubameyang have been united of late with spectacular success as once again an Emery team has come good in the Europa League.Even as they stuttered in the Premier League, Arsenal beat Napoli and Valencia home and away to book their long trip to Baku.“Above all in football, coaches, players and supporters want to play to feel a special moment. And this is one special moment. Our focus is very clear for this match,” said Emery.Since Arsenal were last in a European final in 2006, the Gunners have won just three trophies — all FA Cups — compared with Chelsea’s 13 in those years as the standards set early in Wenger’s reign sharply declined towards the end.Getting one over on their London rivals this week will not only make Emery’s first season a success, but allow Arsenal to look to the future with renewed optimism.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits England star is short of confidence

first_img Harry Kane 1 Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane is short of confidence and believes playing for England under-21s contributed to the striker’s loss of form.Kane has scored only twice in the 16 Spurs appearances since his memorable England debut in March and the forward is yet to get off the mark for his club this season.Spurs have been eager to protect Kane and expressed reservations about his involvement in the under-21 European Championships last summer – a tournament that involved three matches across 10 days in the Czech Republic and meant their star player arrived late for pre-season.Kane has not looked tired, and has played well for Spurs in his overall game, but Pochettino believes his talisman is lacking the confidence he enjoyed a few months ago.“The striker sometimes needs confidence and trust and maybe he has lost his confidence a little bit,” Pochettino said.“It’s our job to give back his confidence so he can start to score. I think he is the same person and he has the same mentality as last season.“But maybe at the end of the season he rested, went to the Euros, didn’t score at the Euros after three games, he came back late for pre-season and you need time to recover.“Sometimes you are not in the best scoring condition when you start to play and your confidence goes down.“This is probably what has happened. But this is a good experience for the future, to manage a young player like he is.”Hype surrounding Kane’s rise to prominence reached its peak after he notched within 79 seconds of his England debut while Tottenham fans revelled in the success of their home-grown hero.“This is why last season towards to the end we tried to explain that last season for Harry Kane was very, very hard,” Pochettino said.“Not only on the pitch, but off the pitch with the pressure – he is a hero for Tottenham and England – it was unbelievable how people see him.“It’s not easy to recover because it’s not only physical, also mental. It’s true that maybe the summer did not help.”Kane is not the only high-profile striker struggling to find his stride, with last season’s other three top scorers – Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa – mustering only two league goals between them so far.“You can improve a lot in the bad moments,” Pochettino said.“For Harry it’s a very tough moment. He is still young. You can improve and realise who are your people and the people who can help you.“When you are on the crest of a wave, there are a lot of people around you.“It was easy when he scored to talk about him but now maybe the confidence he needs…but this is football.“The club have very good people, me and my staff at the club. We are all behind him to help him.”last_img read more

Satellite radio goes handheld

first_imgLAS VEGAS – While video, especially the portable variety, is making the bigger splash at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, much is also happening with devices that meld satellite radio and portable music players. Pioneer Electronics and Samsung Electronics introduced MP3 players that also include service from XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. The Pioneer Inno and the Samsung Helix XM2go are about the size of a deck of cards and can store a listener’s own music collection ripped from CDs as well as XM programming. Both devices save music in the popular MP3 and WMA formats. Listeners can also bookmark songs heard on XM, then later purchase downloads of the songs for 99 cents from the Napster music download and subscription service. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Inno and Helix XM2go will both retail for about $399 and will be available by March. Samsung is also offering an even smaller music player called the Nexus. The two units will not have built-in XM tuners, like the Helix. Instead, they’ll receive XM signals when placed in a docking station along with the XM Passport, a small 1.3-inch by 1.65-inch cartridge that serves as a portable satellite radio tuner. When taken out of the docking stations, the $200 Nexus 25 will play up to 25 hours of recorded XM radio content or songs, while the $250 Nexus 50 will hold 50 hours. Top competitor Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. isn’t sitting idle, either. On Wednesday, Thomson Multimedia said it was partnering with RCA and GE to roll out several new Sirius-enabled audio systems this summer, priced between $119 and $299. The $299 bookshelf audio system has a five-CD changer, and can rip CDs directly onto an MP3 player via a USB port. Listeners can also record Sirius and FM radio broadcasts on the system’s MP3 player. Thomson’s $299 home theater system has a five-DVD or CD changer, and the $119 under-cabinet kitchen audio system has a CD player. The new products require a small Sirius receiver and antenna kit known as SiriusConnect ($50) that was unveiled Thursday. Separately, auto supplier Delphi Corp. plans to supply XM radio receivers for three Hyundai models to Hyundai Motor America, a unit of Korea-based Hyundai Motor Co. Hyundai is the first auto maker to add satellite radio as a standard feature to all its vehicles, said Delphi. Troy, Mich.-based Delphi will provide the receivers for Hyundai’s Santa Fe, Azera and Elantra models. Delphi didn’t disclose terms of the Hyundai deal. Delphi also announced it had made a “significant” investment in Spanish startup Ondas Media, which hopes to launch Europe’s first satellite radio network by 2009. Ondas estimates the European market could represent more than $1 billion in subscriber revenue early next decade. 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

Letterkenny woman connects Donegal to top business awards

first_imgSinead Dillon, Principal Consultant at Fujitsu, has been named as a finalist in the upcoming Women in Business NI Awards.Sinead, who is from Letterkenny, was shortlisted for the ‘Best in Professional Services, Corporate’ award for her work at the global ICT solutions company.She has more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT industry and is responsible for developing and growing Fujitsu’s new business in the private and public sector in Northern Ireland. She is Vice Chair of NI’s British Computer Society helping to promote IT and innovation, and leads Fujitsu Gender Network in Northern Ireland.The Women in Business Awards celebrate the hard work and achievements of successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring businesswomen – and the valuable contribution they make to economic life in Northern Ireland.Commenting on the Women in Business Awards shortlist, Fujitsu’s Managing Director Greg McDaid, said:“We are delighted that Sinead is a finalist in the prestigious Women in Business Awards. With a range of shortlisted candidates from the banking and law sectors, we are proud that one of our most experienced consultants is representing the ICT industry. “As well as a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, Sinead’s professionalism, boundless enthusiasm, and positive attitude is instrumental in delivering various innovative projects we are undertaking across the business. I wish her and all those nominated the best of luck at the upcoming gala awards ceremony.”This year’s Women in Business Awards will be held at the Ramada Plaza in Belfast on Thursday 17th November 2016.Letterkenny woman connects Donegal to top business awards was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:fujitsuletterkennysinead dillonwomen in business awardslast_img read more