Month: September 2018

Man City h 上海品茶QQave been boosted by international fixtures this summer

Whisper it, but the international calendar is working out very well for Manchester City this summer.

The priority for any club manager when their players go away with their countries is for them to return fully fit, and the concern on that count is Fernandinho . His injury does not sound serious but he has not been deemed in perfect enough condition for Tite to risk him at the Copa America.

However, Rodri’s arrival should allow the Brazilian to ease his way back to fitness and everything else has gone as well as can be expected.

City’s quartet of Englishman got to test themselves against a Netherlands team featuring Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Virgil van Dijk in the UEFA Nations League, the biggest European tournament of the summer. Bernardo Silva shone for Portugal in the final and was named as the best player – some accolade given Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the last four.

Phil Foden was one of the only players to emerge with credit from England’s poor showing at the Under-21 European Championships, with coach Aidy Boothroyd receiving criticism for not starting the City youngster for a must-win game. Pep Guardiola and his coaches will keenly assess just how tired the player was and whether any more physical work is needed, but the talent was there in testing circumstances.

The two ongoing tournaments are also benefiting the Blues.

Riyad Mahrez looks comfortable leading Algeria’s charge in the Africa Cup of Nations, and despite some pessimistic predictions they have qualified for the latter stages with a game to spare. Previews fo,上海品茶会所Marie,r the tournament picked out Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mo Salah as the ones to watch but Algeria’s win over Mane’s Senegal sees them likely to top the group.

Skipping back to South America sees another tantalising contest with Brazil (Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Ederson) up against Argentina (Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero) in the semi-finals. There may be five Blues in the tournament but the main event is the battle between two strikers that have enjoyed their own redemption.

Aguero’s international career looked over after a diff,上海品茶工作室Kendrick,icult World Cup for Argentina. New coach Lionel Scaloni announced in August that he had been dropped ‘for the good of the national team’ but a surprise recall for this tournament sees him two games away from a first senior title with his country.

Standing in the way is a rejuvenated Jesus, who has recovered from a difficult 12 months for City and Brazil to find his groove (and a place in the starting XI) again.

If Guardiola will not be able to call on all of his stars when pre-season begins on July 8, he can at least be content that those that are absent have risen to the challenge of some significant contests with their countries that should help them when they do link back up with the Blues.

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Kieran Tierney’s Alpine escapes as Scott Brown keeps an eye on Celtic star ami Jassird Arsenal interest

Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney have been retreating to the Alpine mountains amid Arsenal’s so-far fruitless quest to track down the Celtic left-back.

The Gunners want the 22-year-old this summer but have yet to get anywhere near prompting the Premiership champions to consider a sale.

Tierney is recovering from a double hernia operation and is being eased back into action at the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria.

He and Brown have been using downtime to “get away from everyone” as the skipper keeps an eye on the young defender amid the intense transfer scrutiny.

Football talk, Brown reveals, is strictly forbidden.

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He said: “We’ve been going away on our bikes but we’ve stuck to the non-football chat.

“We just get away from everyone and get lost up the mountains. We take the satnav, otherwise we’d end up cycling down the motorway!

“He’s just back trying to build fitness, we room together so it’s been great.

“The talk is part and parcel of the game. Kieran’s been linked with clubs, so has Callum McGregor and James Forrest has been through it. That’s what happens when you are a top quality player.

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“They have the ability to do what they want but they are Celtic players and I’m looking forward to starting the season alongside them.

“We’ll see what happens in the next couple of weeks.”

The club brought in Christopher Jullien on Friday before Luc,上海品茶QQEmma,a Connell followed on Saturday, both on four-year deals.

But David Turnbull is the one that got away after a knee issue flagged up during the midfielder’s Celtic medical scuppered his chances of a move.

And Brown added: “I’m gutted for him. I met him at the training ground and know he was looking forward to coming.

“He seems a great lad. You can never say never, hopefully he’ll keep developing and it could happen for him in the future.

“But you’ve got to feel for the lad, especially after the clubs agreed the deal

“It’s the hardest thing in the world for him right now because he’s probably ,上海品茶微信Terry,been looking forward to the season and thinking about trying to get in the team.

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“He’s been here, there and everywhere but I am sure he’ll enjoy being at Motherwell with the lads who have brought him through.

“When you’re that age you don’t think too much. It’s like playing football with your mates who came through at the same time.

“Motherwell is a young team so it will be good for him and hopefully he can eventually pick up the way he finished last season.

“I’ll be looking forward to playing against him.”

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Cricket hooligans in violent clash as fans use security barrier as 上海品茶微信 weapon outside Pakistan vs Afghanistan clash at Cricket World Cup

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A VIOLENT clash broke out outside the Headingley Stadium during a Cricket World Cup group stage clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Hooligans were seen trying to break through security gates and using barriers as a weapon in ugly ,上海品茶微信Kendrick,scenes in Leeds.

In a video footage, screaming cricket thugs – wearing flags of their countries – throw bottles at fans supporting their opponents.

Others are seen trading punches and kicking each other, with some using security barriers and flagsticks to batter their rivals.

Afghanistan supporters also tried to break down the gates at Headingley, pushing them against security guards.

According to a reporter on the scene, Murtaza Ali, police have made two arrests for violent actions.

It remains to be seen what sparked the violence.

But the Pakistan-Afghanistan rivalry is known to be fierce due to historical differences.

An aircraft flew over Headingley earlier today carrying a banner that read: “Help end disappearances in Pakistan.”

The slogan of “Justice for Balochistan” – the largest Pakistan province that borders Afghanistan – was also reportedly shown.

Every player linked with a Sunder 上海品茶QQland transfer so far this summer – and where any deal stands

Sunderland’s s,上海品茶QQErnesto,ummer recruitment is under way with the Black Cats looking to add the extra quality to their side which could help them seal promotion at the second time of asking.

Jack Ross’ side missed out on automatic promotion last season, then suffered the agony of a play-off final defeat to Charlton Athletic at Wembley.

It’s more about quality rather than quantity for Sunderland, but they have been linked with a series of strikers and central defenders as Ross looks to strengthen his squad at both ends of the pitch.

Below, we list the players,上海品茶工作室Chloe, the Black Cats have been linked to, and update the progress – or lack of – in any potential deal, which we will update as the summer progresses.

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Fire for 上海品茶QQces closure of city centre road

At least four fire engines are at the blaze in the city cent,上海品茶会所Ernesto,re.

Police have closed a busy road in Lancaster city centre after fire broke out in a building.

Crews were called to the building in Great John Street this afternoon which is part of the city’s one way system.

Police were forced to block off the street to traffic while firefighters tackled the blaze, believed to be in the top floor of the building.

The closure caused major disruption to traffic in the centre of Lancaster.

A police spokesman advised drivers to “p,上海品茶微信Suleyman,lease avoid this area.”

It is not known at this stage how serious the fire is.

Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish that closed three Benidorm beaches sp Chazotted off Marbella

PORTUGUESE Man O’War jellyfish which forced the closure of three Benidorm beaches last weekend have been spotted off the resort of Marbella.

A photographer on a stand-up paddleboard off the Costa del Sol town came across the jellyfish near to the coastline where a famous beach club went up in flames earlier this year.

He told today how he spotted it just a few feet from where a group of children were playing.

The creature was off Playa El Cable, where beach club Playa Padre burnt down in February.

Texas-born Eva Longoria was wrongly named as one of the owners of Playa Padre when it opened in 2017.

The beach to the east of Marbella Town Centre is also popular with local children who play beach volleyball in the summer.


Daniel Blanco, who snapped the Portuguese Man O’War, said: “During a sunset ride on a stand-up paddleboard, we found this beautiful but dangerous ocean inhabitant.

“Luckily I had my small underwater camera from me.”

There were no reports of any beach closures following the sighting.

Marbella Town Hall is not due to start offering information on whether there are jellyfish in the sea until the start of the high season on Monday.

Three beaches were closed temporarily in Benidorm last Sunday after seven people were stung by Portuguese Men O’War.

Two of the jellyfish-like creatures were spotted in the water.

The first was found at Mal Pas beach, a little cove between the town’s main beaches, and th,上海品茶工作室Arielle,e second was found at the popular Levante beach.

The stings suffered by seven people are said to have been “minor”, although five of the seven sunbathers were taken to hospital. It is not known if any were British.


Monica Gomez, Benidorm’s Councillor for Beaches, confirmed afterwards: “Benidorm Town Hall activated a Portuguese Men O’War protocol after two were found off town beaches.

“They were removed by lifeguards.

“As a precautionary measure bathing was banned and the red flag hoisted for an hour at the main Levante and Poniente beaches, and for more than two hours at Mal Pas beach.

“Seven people were treated for minor stings caused by the jellyfish-like creatures at Mal Pas beach.

“Five were taken to Villajoyosa Hospital, as part of protocol and as a precautionary measure.

“We have acted swiftly and diligently and banned bathing until we were sure there were no more Portuguese Men O’War in the water.”

Th,上海品茶QQAshlee,e Portuguese Man O’War is often called a jellyfish but is actually a species of siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish.

They are rarely deadly to people but can be dangerous to children, elderly people, asthmatics and people with allergies as they can cause fever, shock and respiratory distress.

What to do if you’re stung by a Portuguese man o’ war

Man suffers head injuries foll 上海品茶会所owing attack in Accrington

An man has suffered h,上海品茶会所Anna,ead injuries following an attack early this morning.

Lancashire Constabulary officers were called to Edgar Street in Accrington during the early hours of Saturday following reports that a man had been attacked.

Officers closed Edgar Street from the Railway Pub junction to the back of Accrington Bus Station.

A crime scene investigation van is currently at the scene.

According to police the man suffered head injuries following a serious attack and was then taken to hospital.

Police have now launched an investigation into the incident.

Residents on Facebook have said they saw the man ‘completely unresponsive and barely breathing’ when paramedics arrived on the scene to attend to his injuries.

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New footage shows just how close flames cam Jonathane to nearby houses in Widnes industrial estate blaze

This dramatic footage shows the true scale of a blaze that tore through a Widnes industrial estate leaving a path of destruction.

Drone footage captured by one resident shows huge flames engulfing the site , as plumes of black smoke spew into the night sky.

The birds eye view captures the size of the blaze, as fire crews scrambled to try and battle the terrifying inferno.

It also shows just how terrifying close the blaze was to a residential area full of houses, which border the industrial estate.

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service declared a major incident after the blaze took hold in a warehouse on the Golden Triangle industrial estate at around 9pm, on Thursday, June 27.

This drone video captures the scale of a fire that tore through a Widnes industrial estate

The fire, in Harrison Street, Hale bank in Widnes was visible from as far away as the Wirral as up to 16 fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter attended the scene.

Some residents were evacuated shortly after the fire took hold, when the flames moved dangerously close to houses.

Explosions could be heard from within the industrial estate and Cheshire fire service established a 300m cordon.

On Friday, June 27 Cheshire Police confirmed that two boys aged 12 and 13 were arrested on suspicion of arson.

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Detectives from Cheshire Police are still working with investigators from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause of the incident.

A spokesman for the police force said: “As part of our enquiries, officers have arrested two boys, aged 13 and 12.”

In the latest update by Cheshire Fire service the team reported that roads have reopened and there appears to be no damage to nearby homes as a result of the blaze.

This drone video captures the scale of a fi,上海品茶微信Micheal,re that tore through a Widnes industrial estate

In a statement the service said: “There is believed to be no fire damage to any of the nearby properties and an investigation into the cause of the fire ,上海品茶会所Arielle,is currently underway.

“This incident will be updated as more information becomes available.

“Road closures have now been lifted although disruption is likely to remain in the area.

“The industrial site remains closed while the investigation is ongoing.”

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The best starga Jonathanzing spots in Hull and East Yorkshire

We all get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives but taking time to step back and realise there is more to the world can be theraputic.

As just one of seven billi,上海品茶QQMarie,on people on planet Earth, and around 600,000 in Hull and East Yorkshire, we are fairly insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

That is why taking time out to gaze upwards at the billions of stars above has been a pastime for as long as humans have roamed the earth. Long before TV sets and radios, people would look up and chart the stars.

Light pollution means star gazing is ever more difficult but from the right place, the chance is there to still take in the awe inspiring night sky above.

Luckily, there are plenty of places not far from Hull where people can head to enjoy the ever-present spectacular of the stars.

Light pollution is a big issue for stargazers (Image:

Here, we take a look at just a few that give you a good chance of avoiding the glare of light pollution.

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Tophill Low Nature Reserve (Image: Hull Daily Mail)

Tophill Low Nature Reserve is best known for attracting walkers and bird watchers but it lends itself rather well to looking upwards, not just across.

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The 300-acre site that flanks the River Hull is largely away from street lighting and provides stunning vistas ,上海品茶微信Benjamin,- just as long as you avoid the woods.

The site near Watton is easily accessible from the A164 that runs between Beverley and Driffield.


The rolling fields of Raywell

Another beauty spot, which is even nearer to the city but feels just as remote from its bright lights, is Raywell.

It is only five miles from the heart of Hull but it seems a world away.

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The undulating wolds help to block out the light from the city in the distance, providing a perfect isolated spot.

A layby that is on the road that runs through the tiny hamlet provides easy access to a bridleway and Nut Wood from where the views can be spectacular.


The beautiful walled village of Sledmere at the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds is also a wonderful spot to get in some stargazing.

Just north of Wetwang, and not too far from Driffield, the idyllic village is well out of the way when it comes to the bright city lights.

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Landmarks like Sledmere House and its stunning war memorial attract visitors in their own right but are also great places to look out for if you are looking for somewhere to admire the stars.

People could also look out for the Sledmere Monument besides Garton Hill if they are looking for somewhere to stop.

Wharram Percy

View of Wharram Percy (Image: Richard Croft)

The deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy is popular with walkers but is also perfect to take in the stars.

It was abandoned 600 years ago so it is safe to say light pollution is not too much of an issue.

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Its remote nature is likely one of the main reasons residents gradually left in the 16th century but it makes it all the more perfect now.

Among the best places to park up is the car park for visitors which can be accessed via Station Road in Wharram-le-Street.

Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head (Image: Hull Daily Mail)

Flamborough Head lies exactly halfway between Land’s End and John O’Groats and is a popular spot with tourists and locals.

By its very nature, it sticks out into the sea meaning it is isolated from the surrounds of light pollution.

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Sea on both sides means it is one of the area’s darkest spots and its quiet lanes provide the perfect opportunity to catch a view of the stars above.


A little different to the rest of the suggestions, Brough has its very own astronomy society which gives members the chance to take a much better look at the night sky.

Complete with its own telescope, Brough Astronomy Society gives people the chance to get much closer to the stars and also runs talks from Blackburn Leisure club in the village.

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