Leeds vs Stoke: Live commentary, team news and kick-off time

first_imgMarcelo Bielsa is hoping to take Leeds United back to the promised land.The eccentric Argentine takes charge of his first Championship game as the Whites welcome Stoke to Elland Road. Bielsa is looking to mastermind Leeds’ return to the top flight How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 1 NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED FOOTBALL LATEST possible xi Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? smart causal Now managed by Gary Rowett, the Potters are looking to put the disappointment of Premier League relegation behind them and bounce back at the first attempt.They’ve certainly made waves in the transfer market, bringing in Tom Ince, Benik Afobe and James McClean in big-money deals.What time is kick-off?This Championship clash will be held on Sunday, August 5.Kick-off is at 4.30pm.Do talkSPORT have live commentary?The game is live on talkSPORT 2 – click here to listen to live commentary. gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights Getty What is the team news?Leeds United XI: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Douglas, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, Klich, Alioski, Saiz, Hernandez, RoofeSubs: Blackman, Jansson, Dallas, Baker, Harrison, Roberts, BamfordStoke City XI: Butland, Bauer, Martins Indi, Shawcross, Pieters, Etebo, Ince, Badou, Allen, McLean, AfobeSubs: Federici, Williams, Edwards, Fletcher, Crouch, Bojan Diouflast_img read more

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TRAFFIC CHAOS AFTER 40FT LORRY BREAKS DOWN ON A HILL IN BUSY DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgTHERE is traffic chaos in the Twin Towns this evening after a 40ft lorry broke-down on the brae of a hill! The lorry broke its drive-shaft on the hill at the traffic lights in front of Raitt’s Shop, Stranorlar. The lorry driver then attempted to reverse the vehicle back but then clipped a kerb in the process.His attempts to move the vehicle by reversing has now ensured the lorry cannot move at all.Gardaí are currently directing traffic in an attempt to ease the severe congestion around the area.Gardaí are also appealing to motorists to avoid the area if at all possible. TRAFFIC CHAOS AFTER 40FT LORRY BREAKS DOWN ON A HILL IN BUSY DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: May 25th, 2015 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:BreakdownChaoslorrynewstrafficTwins Townslast_img read more

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Solar power lights the way

first_imgSolar security lights outside the Boschkop police station. The police station now need not rely onthe sometimes erratic national grid. The small solar panel is visible on the roof, in the left of the photo. Each environment-friendly ceiling lightcontains 22 LEDs. Mike Addinall outside the fourth Asia Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition in Shanghai.(Images: Betta Lights)Janine ErasmusPretoria-based businessman Michael Addinall is something of a solar lighting pioneer in South Africa.Not only are he and his four business partners and their company Betta Lights responsible for the first solar-lit police station in the country, but they have developed a complete, affordable solar lighting system for low-cost housing.Two years ago Addinall was on the site of a low-cost housing development in the Mogale City municipality, west of Johannesburg, to consult with the city council on the installation of smart metering for water and lights.Smart metering takes metering to the next level, with advanced features such as power outage notification, real-time measuring, and two-way communication with the local utility for billing purposes.The group was still there after darkness had fallen, and Addinall was struck by the fact that none of the houses had electricity. Municipality staff at the scene explained that because most of the residents were indigent, the council would not allocate money for infrastructure, and in any case the national power provider Eskom could not supply power to the site.Addinall entered a nearby house and was horrified to see two children battling to do their homework in dim candlelight, while their mother cooked supper on a paraffin stove. With the progression of technology in the 21st century, he thought, people should not have to struggle so.“I believe in poverty eradication through education,” he said, “and children can’t study in the dark.”The power of the sunThat was the beginning of Betta Lights and the Betta.Life.Light solar lighting system. Specifically designed to work around situations where people were not connected to the national grid, the system uses South Africa’s ample supply of sunlight to illuminate a small house of about 50m².Betta Lights’s stated mission is poverty alleviation and a better life for those in poor and rural communities, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases by developing, supplying and supporting specialised solar solutions.All components, wiring and brackets for Betta.Life.Light are supplied in a single package and are guaranteed for one year. Installation is easy and well within the capabilities of the handyman of the house.The system comprises five lights – four ceiling lights and a reading lamp – plus a mobile phone charger and adapters for popular phone brands.All units are powered by a solar panel that is has an expected life of 25 years and is connected to a controller unit, which in turn feeds to the lights and a rechargeable 6-volt battery.Betta Lights use batteries which are kinder to the environment, are more robust and have a longer life than the conventional lead acid batteries. This is important for people who are already financially challenged.Each light contains 22 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) which are far more efficient than even the compact fluorescent lamps that most people use now. LEDs use very little power and efficiently convert electrical energy into light. Because they are made of non-toxic materials, are recyclable and have a long life, LED lights are environment-friendly.Betta Lights claims that with all five lights on simultaneously, the system will function for up to 15 hours even if there is no sun.The Betta.Life.Light installed cost would be approximately US$379 (R3 400 exclusive of vat). Addinall acknowledges that this may be out of reach of poor families and is working to enlist government’s help in making it more accessible.“Government should be giving this to people at no charge,” said the businessman, adding that light was a basic necessity of life and that the cost of a retrofit system will be recouped in six years, while a new installation, replacing fuel based lighting, will pay for itself in about three years.“Certain households qualify for 50 free units of electricity a month,” he said, “but that is used up within days. These people then stand in queues to buy R5 or R10 worth of prepaid electricity. We can offer a realistic solution.”Serving the communityBetta Lights is also responsible for South Africa’s first solar-lit police station. The Boschkop police station in Pretoria now boasts solar lighting in a number of areas, including the trauma centre, holding cells, weapons safe, public toilets and walkways, parking areas for staff and visitors, and charge room. The external security lights are theft- and weather-proof.“Police stations should never have to shut down because of a power outage,” said Addinall. “During power cuts the Boschkop police station stands out like a beacon in the dark. Before we installed the system, the station had been waiting two years for the Department of Public Works to fix the lights.”He added that currently there are between 30 and 40 police stations without power around South Africa. Boschkop was a pilot project and the South African Police Service has since acknowledged the value of solar power at police stations, thus allowing them to efficiently serve their communities.RecognitionIn March 2009 Addinall travelled to Shanghai, China, to attend the fourth Asia Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition. Betta Lights was the only African exhibitor out of 362 from more than 20 countries. With its flagship Betta.Life.Light system, the company was one of just two to offer a practical solar solution in addition to showing off their technology.Betta Lights is now in the running for the 2009 eta Awards, given annually by Eskom and the Department of Minerals and Energy in recognition of those companies or individuals who lead the way in the efficient use of energy. The award ceremony takes place in October 2009.Products developed and made by Betta Lights have been endorsed by the Central Energy Fund, a division of the Department of Minerals and Energy.Related articlesLight for AfricaA power plant in your homeInvesting in clean futureSouth African inventionsUseful linksBetta Lightseta AwardsAsia Solar Photovoltaic ExhibitionSouth African Police ServiceCentral Energy FundDepartment of Minerals and Energylast_img read more

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Indian cricketers’ poor IPL form will not affect Champions Trophy chances, says Dilip Vengsakar

first_imgFormer India chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar has backed the Indian team to defend the ICC Champions Trophy in England next month.The selection team on Monday picked up a 15-member squad for the eight-nation tournament starting June 1, recalling fit-again Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami, who made an ODI comeback after a two-year gap.The selection panel made minor changes in the squad to fit in the two stalwarts in the team while kept the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and the 19-year-old Rishabh Pant on the reserves list.Vengsarkar agreed with the selectors’ policy of not being swayed away by IPL form; whether it is the case of out-of-favour Gambhir or Raina or that of free-flowing Rishabh Pant.”If you look at Gambhir and Raina they have got runs in IPL. But I don’t know about their 50 overs form. Besides you can only pick 15 players,” Vengsarkar told India Today.”In case of Rishabh Pant, I haven’t seen him bat in person. But T20 and longer formats are different. In ODI cricket, there are factors like ability to play the short ball to look also. So one has to wait and see,” he added.The former selection chief also allays concerns around form of some of the established Indian players in action in IPL. None from captain Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni or Kedar Jadhav have got big runs in this T20 season so far.”It does not worry me. IPL is a different format where you have to attack from the beginning. In 50 overs you have more time to settle down for a longer innings. They will have enough time to get into the groove,” he opined.advertisementThe one point of difference in thinking between the current selectors and Vengsarkar is the decision to pick an extra batsman. Ajinkya Rahane has been chosen as a reserve opener while Manish Pandey goes to England as a reserve middle order bat.”I could have picked another extra bowler in place of two batting reserves. I can’t name one now,” he said.Vengsarkar tipped the ever improving Hardik Pandya to be a key player in India’s Champions Trophy defence. “I am glad Pandya has been chosen. Because he could be very useful in English conditions in June,” he opined.He said the team to has ‘a very good chance of winning the trophy’. The former Mumbai batsman said ‘adapting quickly to English conditions will be the key to India winning again.’last_img read more

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13 days agoLiverpool hero Heskey: Klopp shouldn’t rest Salah and Mane

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hero Heskey: Klopp shouldn’t rest Salah and Maneby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Emile Heskey says Jurgen Klopp shouldn’t rest star pair Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Heskey is adamant that Klopp should not be worried too much about the health of Salah and Mane, insisting that the duo will want to play as many games as they can.“Salah and Mane won’t want a rest and Liverpool shouldn’t give them one,” Heskey told bwin.“They’ve played a lot of football over the past few seasons, but as a player, you want to be playing as much as possible. When you look at the pair of them, they just love being out on the pitch and playing football – they’re a manager’s dream.“In the modern game, players are complete athletes. Although they’ve played a lot of games it won’t be the physical side that catches up with them, it will be the mental side.”It can sometimes be draining playing so many games without a break, so they may want to take a break for those reasons. However, they’ll both physically be as fit and ready to go as any other player.” last_img read more

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9 days agoMata insists Man Utd can change dynamic with Liverpool win

first_imgMata insists Man Utd can change dynamic with Liverpool winby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuan Mata says Manchester United can “change the dynamic” by beating Liverpool on Sunday.Currently sitting in 12th on nine points, the Red Devils will be heavy underdogs when the Premier League leaders arrive at Old Trafford.But Mata says the match can be a watershed moment if United can collect all three points.”On Sunday we have a great chance to change the dynamic and we are all very motivated to take the win,” he wrote in a blog post. “We are United, we are playing at home and we will give everything to be able to take the victory that our fans deserve in such a special game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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2 days agoMoyes praises Man Utd vice-chairman Woodward

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Moyes praises Man Utd vice-chairman Woodwardby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United manager David Moyes has praised the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.Moyes had the chance to work with Woodward for less than a year, after he was fired before the end of his first season in charge of the club.The Scotsman was picked by Sir Alex Ferguson as the latter’s successor, but he could only manage to lead United to seventh place in the league that season.”I found him [Woodward] fine to work with, I’ve got to say. He was really new to the job,” Moyes told talkSPORT.”One of the big losses I found was probably David Gill leaving Manchester United, because he was the one who worked with Sir Alex.”And with both Sir Alex and David Gill going it was new for myself and Ed Woodward going in.” last_img read more

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FLA Board Resigns

first_imgStory Highlights The members of the Board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) have submitted their resignations to National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague. Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday (Aug. 2), Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, informed that the board, in its letter, said the members are stepping down to protect their integrity and that of the institution. The FLA was established in 2006 to take over responsibility for the granting and renewing of firearm licences from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The members of the Board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) have submitted their resignations to National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague.This follows debriefing sessions by Prime Minister the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness and Minister Montague with FLA Chairman, Dennis Wright, regarding irregularities surrounding the issuance of firearm licences to people deemed unfit.Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday (Aug. 2), Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, informed that the board, in its letter, said the members are stepping down to protect their integrity and that of the institution.“In addition, the members felt that the current debate is distracting from the Government’s commendable crime-fighting strategies, noting that a reduction in crime and violence will be of great benefit to all Jamaicans,” he said.He noted that Minister Montague thanked the board for their service to Jamaica.Meanwhile, Senator Reid announced that the FLA will not be issuing any approvals for gun licences or permits for the next seven working days.He said that over the same period (seven working days), the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FLA, Shane Dalling, will provide the Minister with an update on the progress of the Assessment Report on the Firearm Licensing Authority 2017 (Allen Report), and the status of the implementation of the recommendations.In addition, the CEO and the FLA staff must give full support to the Justice Seymour Panton Review Panel to ensure full transparency and the integrity of the FLA. He added that Cabinet will also be briefed on the developments.Also, Minister Montague is apologising to the public at large, especially the bird and sport shooters for any inconveniences they may experience during this transition period at the FLA.The FLA was established in 2006 to take over responsibility for the granting and renewing of firearm licences from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).last_img read more

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Meet Jaimie Baillie Veteran Tory leader takes second kick at election can

first_imgHALIFAX – Name: Jamie BaillieParty: Progressive Conservative PartyAge: 51Hometown: Truro, N.S.Job before politics: A chartered accountant, he worked as a senior partner at human resources consulting firm Robertson Surrette; vice-president of finance for CitiGroup Properties; chief of staff to former premier John Hamm; and president of Credit Union Atlantic.Leadership history: Elected leader in August 2010; was first elected to the legislature in an October 2010 byelection in Cumberland South.Notable moment: Lost 2013 campaign, but brought the party back to second place with 10 seats after it fell to third when the NDP swept to power in 2009.Spotted in his office: A small print of the late U.S. president John F. Kennedy sits next to a baseball signed by former Red Sox and Expos lefthander Bill “Spaceman” Lee.Quote: “We believe we have a vision for where to take this province and a plan of action to make lives better for people.”last_img read more

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Photos JJ Abrams Helps Fill Backpacks At Charity Event

first_imgLookToTheStars.org is proud to bring you more photos from the special Service Project Event held by Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues at Universal Studios last week.Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios and JJ Abrams engaged in service at the Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues Service Project Event at Universal StudiosCredit/Copyright: Got Your 6Led by Got Your 6 Managing Director Chris Marvin and national veteran nonprofit, The Mission Continues, over 250 veterans, volunteers and celebs such as NBCU President and COO, Ron Meyer, J.J. Abrams, Tom Arnold, Greg Grunberg, Jon Favreau, Hannah Simone, Brandon Routh and more spent the morning filling more than 5,000 backpacks with food for food-insecure children. Veterans and celebrities then delivered the backpacks to more than a dozen LAUSD schools.Brandon Routh and Christopher Gorham happily engaged in service at the Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues Service Project Event at Universal StudiosFind out more here.Eric Greitens, CEO of The Mission Continues, and JJ Abrams with local LA children after handing out the backpacks filled at the Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues Service Project EventCredit/Copyright: Got Your 6last_img read more

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