Mbappé: a league of trouble

first_imgAnd since there are not two without three, there was a third public rifirrafe between the two. This, the most obvious. It was against Montpellier on February 1. PSG won 0-5, Mbappé had scored the fourth goal and in the 69th minute Tuchel replaced him with Icardi. The star again did not hide her anger at the change. The German came to grab his face to explain, but the striker did not want to know anything and ended up leaving the bench with a brief discussion. Asked about this incident, Tuchel was clear: “I am the coach, this is not tennis, this is soccer.” After this altercation, Leonardo, Parisian sports director, had to go out and organized a meeting to three to iron out rough edges. An encounter revealed by Le Parisien, which hinted that the relationship between player and coach was about to finally explode. Mbappé has the ambition to become the best player in the world and did not understand how being the jewel in the club’s crown, as they insisted the previous summer to appease him, the coach changed him on a recurring basis. A behavior that was criticized in France, accusing him of having ‘Neymarized’. The meeting between club, coach and footballer cooled spirits and served to sign a truce that lasted until the coronavirus crisis stopped the league in France and has ended up giving the title to PSG. The third league followed by Mbappé with PSG and, without a doubt, the most convulsive.Madrid, attentive and hopefulAnd while, Real Madrid remains attentive to what happens in Paris with his platonic love. Because Mbappé, 21, is the great objective of the entity of Concha Espina, who had set himself the next summer to hit the rush in the signing and continue to approach him, but that will postpone it to 2021 due to this coronavirus crisis and its effects on economies. Efforts will focus on taking crack next year, one before his contract ends (2022). PSG is aware of the scenario and knows that in Madrid they trust that the player does not renew and thus push the French club into a negotiation. But, as AS publishes this Wednesday, the French position is iron: it does not sell. Leonardo, PSG’s sports director, prefers that he leave free in 2022 rather than accept an offer in the summer of 2021, for whatever amount. A position that the player environment does not like, that continues to fulfill its part of not prolonging his contract … This background sea and an injury (he lost six games) largely conditioned the start of the league for Mbappé (a goal in the first two months), who took the pedal stroke and was reunited with his exuberant version. But in December the public friction with Tuchel began. In just three days, the star and the coach staged their differences twice. On December 4, against Nantes, the Frenchman was upset when he was replaced by Icardi in the 78th minute, with 2-0 in favor and after having scored one goal of the victory. On December 7, against Montpellier and with the victory in his pocket (1-3), Tuchel decided to remove him from the field in the 90th minute after scoring a goal and giving an assist. The player’s face reflected his discontent and again showed his anger. Tuchel approached to greet him, but Mbappé made an objection to him and did not even want to look at him … PSG was officially proclaimed champion in France on Thursday, after the FFF’s decision to end the season and use the point ratio to determine the final ranking. Third title in a row for the club chaired by Al-Khelaifi and also, therefore, for Kylian Mbappé, who also finishes as the championship’s top scorer (18 goals), tied with Ben Yedder. This title is the snap to a league that for the striker has been marked by controversy. His public disagreements with his coach, Thomas Tuchel, were frequent and evidenced a tension between the two that required the club’s intervention to put on cold cloths.The campaign started with the echo of the words that Mbappé spoke at the closing gala of the previous season, claiming more gallons in a team in which Neymar continued to monopolize the media spotlights and the pampering of Al-Khelaifi and Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, owner of the club. “I think it is time to take more responsibility. Perhaps in Paris I will be happy, but perhaps in another place also with a new project. If I talk about this again it is too much. It was the message I wanted to send “he concluded. The public complaint of one of its stars did not sit well with the club. “The players will have to do more, work more (…) They are not to please themselves. And if they don’t agree, the doors are open. Ciao! I no longer want star behaviors “, Al-Khelaifi warned in France Football. Days later, he wanted to close any open door to the controversy: “Mbappé stays at 200%.”center_img FRANCK FIFE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Tuchel grabs Mbappé’s face, against Montpellier.FRANCK FIFE (AFP)last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo brace seals new record for Juventus

first_imgJuventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus closed out 2018 on a high with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria to set a new points record in Serie A before the winter break on Saturday.Not to be outdone, however, Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik also bagged a brace with a 3-2 home win against Bologna to keep the pressure on the champions.ADVERTISEMENT 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ronaldo-powered Juventus have achieved a record number of points before the three-week winter break with 53 from 19 games.Napoli are nine points behind in second, with Inter Milan a further five adrift in third, days after their clash at the San Siro was overshadowed by the death of a supporter with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly targetted by racist chanting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKoulibaly was suspended for Saturday’s game but fans showed their support in his San Paolo stadium by wearing masks with the defender’s face and holding up banners saying: “We are all Koulibaly”.Dries Mertens sealed victory two minutes from time after Bologna battled back twice to level Milik’s goals on 15 and 51 minutes. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It was important to end the year on a high and it wasn’t at all easy,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri after a game in which the video assistant referee played a key role.Two penalties were decided by VAR with Sampordia also having a late equalizer ruled out.Ronaldo curled in the opener after just two minutes in Turin, adding a second from the spot on 65 minutes, to go top of Serie A’s scoring charts on 14 goals.Fabio Quagliarella pulled the Genoa outfit level with a penalty on 33 minutes, before Riccardo Saponara’s late equalizer was ruled offside.Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo, dismissing Ronaldo’s penalty as “a gift,” adding “that Saponara goal should never have been canceled”.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Napoli got back to winning ways after last week’s defeat in Milan, despite missing Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne, who were both suspended, and injured captain Marek Hamsik.Bologna’s Federico Santander and Danilo leveled twice with headers before Mertens secured the win with a powerful drive from a distance.“We’re on track with expectations,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.“We had some good results that have only been watered down by an extraordinary Juventus run.”Earlier Inter Milan earned back-to-back wins with Senegalese winger Keita Balde scoring on 72 minutes in a game played without their fans after the racist abuse aimed at Koulibaly in the San Siro.Roma profited from Sampdoria’s defeat to move up to sixth just two points off the Champions League places, thanks to second half goals for Bryan Cristante (58) and Cengiz Under (75) in a 2-0 win over Parma.Lazio were held 1-1 by Torino in the Stadio Olimpico, as Atalanta beat Sassuolo 6-2 with Slovenian Josip Ilicic scoring a second-half hat-trick.At the San Siro, Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain got back scoring after a two-month drought firing in the winner in a 2-1 victory for AC Milan over struggling SPAL.Gennaro Gattuso’s side move up to fifth, one point behind Lazio, to end their four-game winless run. View comments Leaving a light on “For me, morally, the game was 2-2.”The seven-time reigning champions have dropped points just twice, against Genoa in October and Atalanta midweek, and are firmly on track for an eighth consecutive Scudetto.“Records are meaningless, if not to improve and raise the bar,” said Allegri.“We do have the perception that with Cristiano Ronaldo there’s a better chance of winning the Champions League. However, we’re not even in January yet and there’s a very long way to go.”Higuain rescues AC MilanThe Portuguese striker found a way through early, picking up a Paulo Dybala cross to fire in past Sampdoria’s on-loan Juventus goalkeeper Emil Audero.Sampdoria pulled level following a penalty awarded following an Emre Can handball with Quagliarella making no mistake.The 35-year-old became the first player to score in nine consecutive Serie A games since David Trezeguet for Juventus in 2005.Audero deflected over a Ronaldo header on the hour but the hosts went ahead when the referee pointed to the spot for an Alex Ferrari handball.Substitute Saponara looked to have grabbed a point deep into injury time but VAR ruled he was in an offside position. MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

Genie Bouchard gives herself pass mark after comeback win

first_imgFormer Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard launched her comeback year in winning form as she cruised through her first round match in the WTA Auckland Classic on Monday.Olympic champion Monica Puig also sailed through to the second round on a day in which none of the seeded players appeared.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It was the first match of the year, so you never know what to expect from your level, so I’m happy I managed to handle my nerves.“I liked that when things didn’t go so well I managed to turn it around relatively quickly, maybe a game or two went by, but then that was it and I managed to get back to playing my game.”Puig was untroubled in her 6-3, 6-2 win over American wildcard Bethanie Mattek-Sands while 2017 champion Lauren Davis advanced with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena.Davis will face the winner of the blockbuster clash on day two between former world number ones Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Former world number five Bouchard has earmarked 2019 as her comeback year after sliding down rankings following a standout 2014 when she made the Wimbledon final and was a semi-finalist in Melbourne and Paris.Now ranked 87th, the Canadian proved too strong for the 88th ranked Madison Brengle, taking just over an hour to beat the American 6-3, 6-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 24-year-old mixed glimpses of her previous best with some unforced errors but overall gave herself a pass mark.“I think it was OK,” Bouchard said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments INQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of the Year: ‘Golden Girls’ bring pride to Philippines Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 awardlast_img read more

Kemba Walker’s big finish gives Hornets win over Suns

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Bigger roles ahead for Brian Heruela, David Semerad at TNT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tony Parker added 20 points, and Willy Hernangomez and Marvin Williams 16 for the Hornets.T.J. Warren had 23 points, Josh Jackson a season-high 22 and Deandre Ayton 19 for Phoenix. Jamal Crawford scored 16. The Suns’ Devin Booker left the game with back spasms in the second quarter and did not return.Phoenix fell to 0-6 with one game left on a seven-game homestand. The Suns had won five of seven when the homestand began.The Hornets were on the second stop in a season-high, six-game road trip that began with a loss at Denver on Saturday night.Walker was 5 of 8 from the field and 7 of 8 on free throws in his late surge, which ended with a basket at the final buzzer from just beyond midcourt. Initially it was waived off but allowed after a video review.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But four seconds later, Walker converted a three-point play and the Hornets were back on top for good.TIP INSHornets: Charlotte swept the season series with Phoenix 2-0 last season. … Walker ranks second to LeBron James in fourth-quarter scoring at 8.27 points per game. The Suns’ Booker is third (7.50). … Charlotte doesn’t play another home game until Jan. 17 (Sacramento). … The Hornets won for just the third time in nine games.Suns: Crawford joined Dell Curry as the only NBA players, since starting lineups were recorded, with 11,000 career points as reserves. … Booker’s back problem brought an end to 11 consecutive 20-point games for the Phoenix star guard, the second-longest such streak of his career. … Phoenix entered the game fourth in the NBA in steals at 8.98 per game.UP NEXTHornets: At Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.Suns: Host Sacramento on TuesdaySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) makes a pass around Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — Kemba Walker didn’t have much of an impact in Charlotte’s game Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns — until the final 4 ½ minutes.Then he was the Hornets’ everything.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Walker scored 18 of his 29 points in that late surge — punctuated by a halfcourt heave at the buzzer — and Charlotte pulled away to hand the Suns their sixth straight loss, 119-113.“This isn’t anything new,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “He’s done this most of his career. He’s a fourth-quarter player. He shines brightest in those moments.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWalker scored his team’s final 14 points.“In these kind of situations my teammates look to me to make big plays and that is what I try to do,” he said. “I try to make the right plays. Tonight was me getting to the basket and finishing. My guys, coaches, they count on me big time in situations like this.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES “I always said Kemba is one of the most underrated players in the league, even with making a couple of All-Stars,” Crawford said. “He’s just a handful and a guy like that, once he gets it going, he’s pretty much unstoppable.”Charlotte outscored Phoenix 11-4 over the last 1:17, with Walker scoring all of them, after Crawford’s 20-footer put Phoenix up 109-108 with 1:21 to play.Neither team led by more than eight points in the tight contest.“Losing Devin Booker in the first half kind of changed the game plan,” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said. “He’s a big piece, he’s a big part of our team. We had to adjust on the fly and kept the game close.”Kokoskov said he didn’t know about Booker’s availability for Tuesday’s game against Sacramento.There were 13 ties and eight lead changes in the first half, with neither team up by more than six points, and the Suns were ahead 60-57 at the break.Ayton had 15 points and seven rebounds in the first half.Charlotte took an 85-81 into the fourth quarter before the Suns tied it 85-85 on De’Anthony Melton’s 3-pointer from the corner with 11:02 to play.Parker started the subsequent 8-0 run with a layup and ended it with a 16-footer that put Charlotte up 93-85 with 8:55 to play.The Suns came back and repeatedly cut the lead to one before Crawford’s basket finally gave them the lead. MOST READ 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 awardlast_img read more

Indian Oil buys stake in Petronas

first_imgThe agreement will give Indian Oil the right to 1.2 million, metric tons of LNG per year for two decades.It also gives them access to at least 8.35 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves in B.C fields controlled by Petronas, this according to Indian Oil.Petronas acquired control of the project through a $5.2 billion takeover of Canada Progress Energy in 2012,- Advertisement -This makes it the second biggest shareholder in B.C’s Montney shale-gas area.Petronas plans to sell another 15% stake in the project to another Asian LNG purchaser.This is expected to be announced by the end of the month.Advertisementlast_img

Mistakes prove costly for Leuzinger

first_imgLaguna Hills 7, Redondo 5; Redondo 8, Sunny Hills 6: Ryan Vint scored eight goals as Redondo (1-1) split a pair of pool-play games at Tustin High. Wesley Nash and Alan Rupp each had a pair of goals. Girls tennis Della Taylor and Elle Taylor swept in singles as Redondo scored a 17-1 nonleague win over Culver City in the season opener for both teams. The doubles teams of Alix Politanoff and Romy Vargas and Aliya Stuart and Shayna Stuart each swept in doubles. In another nonleague match … CAMS 15, West Torrance 3: Haley Costigan swept her three sets for CAMS in a 15-3 rout of host West (0-1). No. 3 doubles team Gabriele Newman and Kemi Oyewole also swept their three sets for CAMS (1-0) in the win. Girls volleyball Brittni Saputo had seven aces and eight digs to lead host Mary Star to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-23 nonleague win over St. Anthony. Lauren Costa had 17 assists for Mary Star (1-0). In other nonleague games ? Serra 3, Bell-Jeff 1: Seini Tukutau had 16 kills, four digs and four aces for host Serra in a 23-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-16 win over Bell-Jeff (0-1). Christine Barba added 22 assists for Serra (1-0). St. Bernard 3, St. Matthias 1: Whitley Robinson had 13 kills and three aces to lead host St. Bernard in a 25-20, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17 nonleague win in the season opener for both teams. Ashley Thompson added nine kills, six aces and five digs. Jessica Alvarez recorded eight aces, five kills and 30 assists. Girls golf Lori Harper shot even-par 36 as Mira Costa defeated Palos Verdes, 199-245, in a nonleague match at Chester Washington Golf Course. Seethal Motamarri shot a 40 for Mira Costa (1-0). Ally Wilcox paced Palos Verdes (0-1) with a 45. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Leuzinger lost a heartbreaking 21-18 nonleague football game to Legacy, Colo., on Thursday night at Orange Coast College. Quarterback Glynn Toliver completed 11 of 17 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns, but a fumble in the red zone with less than two minutes left allowed Legacy (2-0) to escape with a win. Toliver’s fourth-quarter miscue was Leuzinger’s sixth fumble of the game, the third inside the red zone. Leuzinger (1-1) also failed to score on each of its point-after-touchdown attempts, including a missed kick after a personal foul call on its first scoring play. “We just had too many mistakes. … too many turnovers,” Leuzinger coach Deon Toliver said. “They also made their PATs and we didn’t, and that was the difference.” Boys water polo Matt Pittluck had seven goals as El Segundo opened its season with two wins in the Ayala Tournament. El Segundo beat Glendora, 19-3, in the first round at Chino High. Pittluck and Nick Curico had four goals each. El Segundo beat Cathedral City, 13-5, in the second round at Chino High. Goalie Matt Kubeck had 12 saves in three quarters. Danny Rajaniemi had six goals in two games for El Segundo (2-0), which plays El Rancho today at 5:15 p.m at Chino High. A win would land El Segundo in the semifinals on Saturday. In the El Dorado Tournament … last_img read more

HARPS AND LONGFORD PLAYERS COME TOGETHER FOR UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC OISIN

first_imgHarps and Longford players join fans in wishing Oisin Merritt a speedy recovery at Finn Park last night. Pic by Gary Foy.Finn Harps and Longford Town players joined fans and friends of tragic Oisin Merritt for a unique tribute to the Finn Harps Reserves team player.Oisin, 19, continues to fight for his life in a Spanish hospital after a fall last Monday while holidaying with pals in Mallorca.His family and girlfriend Josephine O’Neill are with him by his bedside. Longford Tow players joined Finn Harps players on the pitch at Finn Park last night to reveal a banner asking people to pray for Oisin. HARPS AND LONGFORD PLAYERS COME TOGETHER FOR UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC OISIN was last modified: June 14th, 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:finn harpsLongford TownOisin Merrittlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS AND OCCASION WEAR SUPER-SALE AT MCELHINNEYS

first_imgIt’s a date for the diary girls as Wedding Journals Wedding Supplier of the Year announces their Exclusive Designer Wedding Dress and Occasion Wear Sale next Sunday 23rd November 2014 from 1.30pm – 6.00pm.Stunning designer wedding dresses from Maggie Sottero, Ian Stuart, Pronovias, Ronald Joyce, Benjamin Roberts, Justin Alexander plus many more clearing with up to a massive 70% off and from as little as €99.Plus to complete the look, discover the fabulous range of headwear starting at €20 and bridesmaid dresses from €50. For the all-important mother of the bride and mother of the groom, fall in love with the elegant collection of designer dresses selling on the day from as little as €100.Collections from all the top designer collections including Ronald Joyce, Ian Stuart, Condici, Zeila, Cabotine plus many more available in a vast array of colours and sizes 10 – 20.Voted Best Independent Store in the UK and Ireland, McElhinneys are leading the way where others follow and their Bridal and Occasion wear sale will be no different.Discover bargains that you will not find anywhere else. No appointment required. On top of the great discounts, customers paying with sterling cash can enjoy a massive €1.25 for every £1.If you would like further information contact the friendly team at McElhinneys, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal on 00353749131217.To find the wedding dress or mother of the bride or groom outfit of your dreams at a fraction of the price, get to the exclusive designer sale at McElhinneys Ballybofey, Co. Donegal this Sunday 23rd November from 1.30pm – 6.00pm.Shop Instore and online at www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com or www.mcelhinneys.com  EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS AND OCCASION WEAR SUPER-SALE AT MCELHINNEYS was last modified: November 13th, 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:BusinessFeaturesMCELHINNEYSnewsSuper-Salelast_img read more

HARPS AND DERRY KEPT APART IN FAI CUP SEMI-FINALS

first_imgNorth West neighbours Finn Harps and Derry have been kept apart in this year’s Ford FAI Cup semi-finals.Harps will travel to take on St Patrick’s Athletic while Derry have been drawn away to Shamrock Rovers.Both matches will be played on Sunday, 5 October, kick off times to be confirmed.As a result,  league fixtures involving City and Harps for that weekend have been changed. Finn Harps’ First Division clash away to Wexford Youths , originally scheduled for Friday week, October 3, has been rescheduled for Tuesday next at Ferrycarrig Park with a kick-off time of 8.00pm.City’s Premier Division clash with Bray Wanderers, which was originally fixed for Friday week, 3 October, has also been rescheduled for Tuesday next, 30 September at the Carlisle Grounds with a kick-off time of 7.45pm.  Advertisement HARPS AND DERRY KEPT APART IN FAI CUP SEMI-FINALS was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:CITYCUPDerryFAIfinalsfinnHarpssemilast_img read more

CONTROVERSIAL ST. JOHN’S WORT HERB AVAILABLE AGAIN ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgThe controversial St John’s Wort flower.A controversial herb, which was banned from being prescribed in Donegal, is available again.St. John’s Wort has been licenced for use as a prescription medicine in Ireland for the first time from today.Available for the short-term treatment of mild depressive symptoms, it is available from GPs across the country under the brand name PACIFA.Used for the short-term treatment of mild depression, the herb was widely available in pharmacies and health food shops here until 2000, when it was banned from being sold over the counter by the then-Minister for Health, Brian Cowen. An estimated 75,000 people were using the herb in the year prior to this ban.It followed concerns relating to the quality of various presentations and interactions with commonly-used medicines such as anti-depressants, warfarin and the oral contraceptive pill.At the time concerns around self-diagnosis and self-treatment for depression were raised, leading to its removal from the market.Professor Patricia Casey, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin welcomed the announcement. “St. John’s Wort, a well-known herbal medicine, has long been established as a treatment for a variety of conditions, including mild depression. Depression is a common but serious medical illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment but the majority can get better with appropriate treatment, including psychotherapies and/or medication.“A person with mild depression typically experiences loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities; loss of appetite; fatigue; sleep disturbance; poor concentration; and loss of confidence. However, it is also important to mention that the person will not necessarily feel depressed.“Many patients are reluctant to take antidepressants, wanting to deal with their depression in a ‘natural’ way. Prescription St. John’s Wort may help some overcome the barrier to taking medication that often leads to prolonged episodes of this debilitating condition.“We welcome back the availability of St. John’s Wort as a potential pharmacological treatment for mild depression when other non-pharmacological approaches have been unsuccessful,” she concluded.John Carroll, Pharmacist and Managing Director of the CarePlus Pharmacy Group, commented:“People experiencing symptoms of mild depression were self-medicating with St John’s Wort supplements from herbal food shops and over-the-counter (OTC) preparations in pharmacies before its regulatory status was changed in 2000 by the Irish Medicines Board to prescription-only. “There were certain difficulties surrounding the OTC use of this medication; e.g., interaction with the oral contraceptive pill led to the potential for unplanned pregnancies, and this led to St. John’s Wort being re-classified as prescription-only to allow for interactions and other clinical issues to be discussed with the patient.“While St John’s Wort is a useful medicine in certain circumstances, as with all medications the benefits must be balanced against the risks associated with its use for every individual patient. It is important to seek the advice of your GP who can determine the appropriate treatment for you.”CONTROVERSIAL ST. JOHN’S WORT HERB AVAILABLE AGAIN ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: October 13th, 2015 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:donegalherbSt John’s Wortlast_img read more