“I asked the players if I would put Hart or Calamity James”

first_imgIn June 2010, just two days after England’s debut in the South Africa World Cup against the United States, the coach of the pross had only one doubt, and was in goal. Fabio Capello was not clear who should be the starting goal and shuffles three options: Robert Green, then West Ham goalkeeper, the veteran David ‘Calamity’ James (39 years old then), and the young man Joe Hart (23).James, then Portsmuth goalkeeper, had received the shirt with the number 1 of the English team, but when he arrived in South Africa he complained of discomfort in his knee. According to Capello himself in The Guardian, the coach admitted to his players that it was “the most difficult decision to make in his career, “the most incredible thing that has happened to me” and opted for a decision that was at least unusual.Finally, for the debut in the World Cup Capello bets on Green, but the play goes wrong; West Ham’s keeper makes a serious mistake in the opening match that costs the English a tie (1-1). The unexpected puncture unleashes the first wave of criticism in England and Capello decides to solve the goal debate in an unusual way: “I had Rob Green and I had Hart, just a boy. I asked the players, Hart or Calamity? John Terry and the defenders had more faith in James. Hart had only played once. “.Ten years after that World Cup, Capello assures in The Guardian: “England now has a goalkeeper, I didn’t. I’ve always been unlucky with goalkeepers and they’re as important as a striker. Green had a mistake (in the first game against the United States), so I changed. “So it was. Calamity James was the starting goalkeeper in England’s next two games in the group stage against Algeria and Slovenia. The debate was over, but the journey of Caklamity James and England in South Africa was not very long; what took in crossing with Germany in eighth of end, that made goals to the English by 4-1 in a party marked by the controversy.last_img read more

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Huskies win huge victory at home over JDA County Kings on Friday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home on Friday night as they were host to the JDA County Kings.Things didn’t start out in favour for the Huskies as the Kings would score a goal, at 7:38 into the period, making the score 1-0 over the Pups.Then with 25 seconds remaining in the frame, Cayden Frenette would score a goal, with an assist by Connor Kindrat, making the score tied at one apiece as they headed into the second period.- Advertisement -At 50 seconds into the second frame, things wouldn’t look promising for the Huskies as Geoff Dick would receive a two minute penalty for tripping.But at 2:24 into the period, Jared Loewen would score an unassisted and short-handed goal, making the score 2-1 over the Kings.Then at 4:40 into the frame, Joel Bourgeois would score a goal, with assists by Logan Kimmie and Dean Whitcomb, making it a lead of 3-1 over the Kings.Advertisement Exactly two minutes later, Joel Bourgeois would score a goal, with an assist by Geoff Dick, making the score 10-3.Then to wrap up the game, at 3:53 remaining, Dean Whitcomb would score one on the Kings, with assists by Alex Nimmo and Aiden Tegart, winning the game with a huge score of 11-3 over the Kings.Huskies Head Coach, Todd Alexander, says his team played the night with better habits, quick playing adjustments, and great puck movement; all things contributing to a great victory.Up next, the Huskies are home for another game on Saturday, October 26, as they host the Fairview Flyers. Puck drop is 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. To finish off the second period, with 9 seconds remaining, Alex Nimmo would score a powerplay goal, with assists by Dean Whitcomb and Jared Loewen, making the lead 6-2.The scoring would continue for the Huskies as at 54 seconds into the third period, Jeridyn Loewen would score a goal, with assists by Gary Loewen and Dean Whitcomb, making the score 7-2.Then at 7:45 into the period, the Kings would score a goal on the Huskies, making the score 7-3 behind the Pups.With 8:18 remaining in the period, Jared Loewen would make his second goal of the night, with an assist by Dean Whitcomb, extending the lead 8-3 over the Kings.Then with 7:57 remaining in the frame, Aiden Tegart would score an unassisted goal on the Kings, setting the score at 9-3.Advertisementcenter_img The next Huskies goal would come at 8:44 into the period on a powerplay by Jared Winkel, with assists by Jared Loewen and Gary Loewen, making the score 4-1.Then at 9:54 remaining in the frame, Aiden Tegart would receive a two minute penalty for high-sticking.The Kings would take advantage of the powerplay and score a goal, at 9:13, making the score closer at 4-2 under the Pups.Then with 1:25 remaining in the period, Geoff Dick would score a goal on the Kings with a double assist by Jared Winkel and Logan Kimmie, making the score 5-2.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Letterman TV stooge Calvert DeForest, 85, dies

first_imgDeForest often drew laughs by his bizarre juxtaposition as a “Late Show” correspondent at events such as the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway or the anniversary Woodstock concert that year. His last appearance on the “Late Show,” celebrating his 81st birthday, came in 2002. At his request, there will be no funeral service for DeForest, who left no survivors. NEW YORK – Calvert DeForest, the white-haired, bespectacled nebbish who gained cult status as the oddball Larry “Bud” Melman on David Letterman’s late night television shows, has died after a long illness. The Brooklyn-born DeForest, who was 85, died Monday at a hospital on Long Island, Letterman’s “Late Show” announced Wednesday. He made dozens of appearances on Letterman’s shows from 1982 through 2002, handling a variety of twisted duties: dueting with Sonny Bono on “I Got You, Babe,” doing a Mary Tyler Moore impression during a visit to Minneapolis, handing out hot towels to arrivals at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. “Everyone always wondered if Calvert was an actor playing a character, but in reality he was just himself – a genuine, modest and nice man,” Letterman said in a statement. “To our staff and to our viewers, he was a beloved and valued part of our show, and we will miss him.” The gnomish DeForest was working as a file clerk at a drug rehabilitation center when show producers, who had seen him in a New York University student’s film, came calling. He was the first face to greet viewers when Letterman’s NBC show debuted on Feb. 1, 1982, offering a parody of the prologue to the Boris Karloff film “Frankenstein.” “It was the greatest thing that had happened in my life,” he once said of his first Letterman appearance. DeForest, given the nom de tube of Melman, became a program regular. The collaboration continued when the talk show host launched “Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS in 1993, though DeForest had to use his real name because of a dispute with NBC over “intellectual property.” Cue cards were often DeForest’s television kryptonite, and his character inevitably appeared in an ill-fitting black suit behind thick black-rimmed glasses. last_img read more

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French club Marseille sack Adil Rami for ‘gross misconduct’

first_imgL’Equipe sports daily, citing a letter sent by the club to Rami, said he had been sacked for ‘gross misconduct’ after he skipped training to take part in a TV reality show.The defender, former partner of ex-Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, had been under investigation since he missed the training sesion at the end of last season.Rami, who has played two seasons for the club, said he was injured but on the same day took part in the recording of a French TV show that included demanding physical stunts.In July club president Jacques-Henri Eyraud told Rami he needed to think deeply about “his obligations as a player especially as a world champion”.The previous month, Rami hit the headlines when US celebrity Anderson revealed the pair had broken up following a high-profile two-year relationship.Over the summer Rami was left out of Marseille’s pre-season tour to the United States and dropped from the club’s opening match of the season on Saturday under new coach Andre Villas-Boas, a 2-0 defeat to Reims.0Shares0000(Visited 50 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marseille defender Adil Rami, shown playing for France, has been sacked by the club, reportedly for ‘gross misconduct’ © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEMARSEILLE, France, Aug 13 – French club Marseille said on Tuesday they had sacked World Cup winner Adil Rami reportedly for ‘gross misconduct’ following a disciplinary procedure.The Ligue 1 outfit gave no explanation for the decision, saying only that they had “decided to end the contract” of Rami, 33, part of France’s 2018 World Cup winning squad.last_img read more

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Donegal bakery rises to the top in national Food and Drink Awards

first_imgArdara’s Gallaghers Bakery are among the nine food and drink companies from across the length and bread-th of Ireland to receive top honours at Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Industry Awards today.Bord Bia’s awards celebrate businesses who have demonstrated excellence in the production, promotion and growth of the Irish food and drink industry in Ireland and overseas.Gallaghers Bakery in Ardara earned a slice of success with the ‘Entrepreneurial Award’ for the company’s foresight in successfully identifying, researching and developing a successful offering for the gluten-free market. This vision has driven huge success for the business. They have been on a roll since 2011, from employing 65 people to 305 direct employees in 2017, with a further 40 expected by early 2018.The judges note that the success of Gallaghers Bakery is no doubt driven by their entrepreneurial spirit, their ability to think big and smartly leverage retailer’s consumer insights and data. It is an incredible story of drive, ambition and the team’s tenacity to succeed.Pictured is Gallaghers Bakery, Declan Gallagher, Founder / Director and Tom Doyle, Founder / Director of Gallaghers Bakery, which won in the entrepreneurial category of Bord Bia’s Food & Drink Industry Awards. Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography 2017More than 300 Irish food and drink industry leaders will gather for the awards ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, hosted by broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan.  Other award winning companies, encompassing some of Ireland’s best known brands, family businesses and export successes, included Diageo; Butlers Chocolates; The Happy Pear; Silver Hill Farm; Dawn Meats; Kerry Foods; Monaghan Mushrooms and Pip & Pear. In addition, Bord Bia presented the inaugural ‘Industry Champion’ Award to Denis O’Riordan of Kerry Foods in recognition of his outstanding contribution in delivering global success for the Cheestrings brand.The awards will be presented by Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia, who said, “Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards provide us with an opportunity to acknowledge the trailblazers in the Irish food and drink industry who have proven their commitment and ambition to drive the sector forward.“These companies have demonstrated excellence and innovation in their use of marketing principles and consumer insight and provide an example of best practice which new and emerging businesses can aspire to.“I would like to congratulate and applaud all nine companies for their vision and determination to succeed which is helping us to develop the positive reputation for Irish food and drink on the global market.” Donegal bakery rises to the top in national Food and Drink Awards was last modified: November 29th, 2017 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:Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Industry AwardsEntrepreneurialGallagher’s Bakerylast_img read more

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Your stolen goods may be in exhibit

first_imgLANCASTER – Items believed stolen and seized by sheriff’s deputies in recent searches will be exhibited Saturday at the Lancaster sheriff’s station. Victims of burglaries and robberies in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys are urged to come to the viewing and possibly identify their property. “The property was confiscated when deputies served search warrants in the Agua Dulce area, so there could be victims in both valleys,” said Sgt. James Anderson of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station. Hundreds of items were confiscated, including electronic equipment, cameras, laptop computers, rings, watches, a variety of costume jewelry, power tools and collectible coins. Deputies also confiscated identification cards, checks, several bicycles, guns and ammunition during the searches in which three people were arrested. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In addition, some martial-arts weapons, including throwing stars, nunchakus and swords, were found at the two locations covered by the search warrants. The viewing will be held at 10 a.m. at the station, 501 W. Lancaster Blvd. For information, contact Detective Dan Gordon at the Palmdale sheriff’s station at (661) 267-4300. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 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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‘Money doesn’t buy you success’ – Alex Neil feels Preston can achieve promotion

first_imgAlex Neil believes his Preston North End side can challenge for promotion to the Premier League next season despite the club’s small budget.The 36-year-old replaces departed boss Simon Grayson, who left for Sunderland, and has signed a one-year rolling contract at Deepdale.The Lilywhites finished in 11th place in the Championship last season, but Neil insists his side can compete against the richer sides of the division as they bid to secure a place in the top flight.READ MORE: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – Every PNE game revealedSpeaking to host Jim White on talkSPORT, new North End boss Neil said: “Our budget is not going to be one of the big ones – everybody is aware of that – but money doesn’t buy you success.“There are a lot of clubs who have spent a lot of money – Aston Villa are a great example and Preston finished above them in the league last season.“I think our togetherness, I think our determination, the fact we have young and hungry players, will be certainly something I will be tapping into.“And certainly, if we can try and improve the squad, that can only help.”Listen to the full interview with Alex Neil above!last_img read more

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Football Falls at San Diego

first_img SAN DIEGO – In a battle of first-place Pioneer Football teams, the San Diego Toreros defeated the Drake University football team, 49-7, Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium. Drake went three plays and out of the halftime break as San Diego scored another touchdown after the three-and-out. Following the score, the Bulldogs’ offense moved the football to the Toreros’ 23-yard line but turned it over on downs when Corwin’s fourth down pass to senior Alex Bray (Muskego, Wis.) was incomplete. Watch Live Drew Lauer (St. Peters, Mo.) rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries for Drake. Corwin had three carries for 18 yards and in the air completed 14-of-32 for 159 yards with three interceptions. Senior Shane Feller (Charles City, Iowa) had five receptions for 88 yards while fifth year Devin Cates (Yuba City, Calif.) also had five catches and netted 67 yards. Drake (4-4, 4-1 PFL) had its four-game winning streak stopped as San Diego (6-2, 5-0 PFL) won its 34th-straight league contest. Next Game: HTML Box Score Jacksonville 11/9/2019 – 1 p.m. The Bulldogs’ defense opened the game with a huge fourth down stop deep in their own territory after the Toreros failed to convert a fourth and four from Drake’s 36-yard line. However, Ian Corwin’s (Tulsa, Okla.) pass was picked off on the team’s first offensive play. San Diego capitalized by moving the football down the field 56 yards on seven plays as the drive was capped by a one-yard Jojo Binda Jr. touchdown. Full Schedule Roster Binda Jr. and Terrence Smith combined for five touchdowns and rushed for 86 and 82 yards, respectively. As a team, San Diego rushed for 195 yards on 36 carries. Sinnett finished 23-of-28 with 281 yards and one touchdown. Dalton Kincaid had 117 receiving yards on five receptions with one touchdown catch.   Drake returns to Drake Stadium Nov. 9 when Jacksonville visits for a 1 p.m. PFL matchup. Print Friendly Version Drake’s offense just couldn’t sustain any progress the rest of the first half as the team never moved the football outside of its own territory, turned the ball over once more and had three punts. San Diego broke open the game by scoring touchdowns on its next six drives helping it lead 35-0 at halftime. Story Links “San Diego played great today,” said Drake head coach Todd Stepsis. “They were the team we expected who play hard, are well coached and disciplined. We needed to play better but we came out flat, couldn’t get off the field on defense and offensively just couldn’t get anything going. We will go back to the drawing board and come ready to work Monday to get ready for next Saturday.” However, on San Diego’s next drive the Bulldogs’ defense came up with a huge Toreros’ turnover deep in their own territory. Senior tackle Victor Jergens (Webster City, Iowa) sacked quarterback Reid Sinnett who fumbled as senior and fellow tackle Gavin Dineen (Algonquin, Ill.) pounced on the football. Four plays later on fourth down, Corwin pushed it in the end zone from one yard out. San Diego scored its final touchdown on the next drive courtesy of another touchdown run by Binda Jr. PDF Box Score Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom/MC 22last_img read more

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Are Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers Evolving or Devolving?

first_img(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Anthropologists typically view stone age tribes as stuck in an eddy from primitive beginnings, never advancing into civilization.  Yet some tribes of hunter-gatherers in Thailand and Laos appear to have been farmers in their past, reports Science Now with apparent surprise:Traditionally, anthropologists thought that modern hunter-gatherer tribes like the Mlabri descended through the ages unchanged.  But an analysis of the tribe led by Mark Stoneking of the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, indicates that these communities are more complex than previously imagined. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Genetic comparisons with other agricultural tribes, as well as studies of tribal myths, indicate that these people reverted to hunting and gathering after years of experience in agriculture.Stoneking can’t stay away from the E word, even though the evidence is against it: “hunter-gatherers have changed and evolved, particularly in response to interactions with agricultural groups,” he equivocates.  All evolution would have to involve change, by definition; but not all change is evolution, in the Darwinian sense.  Charlie did not intend to teach that humans were evolving downward into more primitive forms.  If that were the trend, we would all be bacteria in a few hundred million years.    Creationists predict that humans will always be found to be innately intelligent and capable, yet often degenerate because of sin.  People started smart and fell backward because of sin, but have always been fully human, made in the image of God.  Evolutionists believe humans are at the end of a long progression toward increasing complexity and intelligence, so they would expect some to be further behind in social evolution.  Whose prediction fit these observations?    The politically-correct view of tribal peoples is that they should be left alone; they are noble savages, in touch with their environment.  But if evolution is falsified, the picture changes.  Biblical creationists especially see them as descendants of advanced civilizations who once knew how to build ships and cities, mine metals and make musical instruments.  If so, it is not merciful to leave them in their lost and degenerate state.  Scientists, of all people, should mourn the foolish mythologies and needless diseases that enslave many of these people.  They should want to help them learn to think scientifically, to test claims by experiment.    This does not imply that civilization is better in every way, or that some civilized nations have inherent superiority over those who choose to live in a simpler manner.  But Christian missionaries know that natives are often eager to get modern medicines, for example, and learn more productive ways to find water and food.  And for tribes lost in pagan darkness, fear and superstition, the message of a loving and forgiving Creator God is often the most hopeful, joyful, liberating thing they have ever heard.  Watch the Ee-taow! films and see.last_img read more

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Green From the Start: Small Victory Department

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Green From the Start – Home EditionGreen From the Start: Home Edition Volume 2What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate Green From the Start Redux, or Trying to Build Green in a Historic DistrictMusings on Lawsuits, Spiritual Energy, and Metal RoofsFinally! Starting Construction At My House I suppose I should be thankful that they aren’t requiring me to install fiberglass shingles — about the least sustainable product available — but somehow I can’t get that excited about being required to use flat seam, a practically obsolete, complicated, and expensive system. For the shingles, I will need to explore options such as metal, slate, concrete, and various plastics, all of which will likely be more expensive than that most vile of finishes — standing seam.Onward and upwardEnough of my whining about the negatives. I have been approved to build a house that pretty much fits my needs, so it’s time to start selecting finishes and equipment, going through the permit process, and getting my financing in order. If all goes well, I expect to get started in December or January with regular posts on my progress.I may avoid using spray and rigid foam insulation, and instead use a product like Owens Corning EnergyComplete, a flexible gasket combined with blown-in fiberglass, along with rigid mineral wool such as Roxul on the exterior as a thermal break. I am also considering a high-performance mini-split HVAC combined with a central dehumidifier, rather than a traditional ducted central system.I’m looking forward to pushing the envelope a little and indulging my short attention span by trying new products and systems in this project. Stay tuned; I’m sure the ride will be interesting. Well, it finally happened. My new house plans were approved by the local Hysterical Preservation Commission this week. Of course, there were a few hitches. I specified standing-seam metal roofing on the entire house and garage to allow for rainwater harvesting, but the commission and the neighbors pitched a fit about this particular finish selection. It seems that a nearby house recently was approved for, and installed, a corrugated galvanized roof on the front porch, which created quite a stir in the neighborhood, provoking a backlash against anything metal.Minor victoriesIt seems that the powers-that-be would most prefer that I install fiberglass shingles on the house. However, they have seen fit to allow me to install flat-seam metal on the porches, as well as an alternative type of roof on the main sections—provided it looks like shingles rather than sheet metal.last_img read more

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