Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.He casts his eye over the latest FA Cup odds, following Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night, but Stevens insists Arsenal are still favourites to lift the trophy.There’s also a preview of the US Masters which sees Rory McIlroy start favourite, along with a look ahead to the Grand National Festival at Aintree.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
1 Cesc Fabregas has still not started a Premier League game this season Cesc Fabregas has vowed to show Antonio Conte he deserves to be playing for Chelsea, having endured a ‘tough’ time under the Italian coach so far.The midfielder scored twice in extra time as the Blues came from 2-0 down to beat Leicester 4-2 in the EFL Cup third round on Tuesday.He is yet to start a Premier League game this season, with his only two starts coming in the cup against Bristol Rovers and the Foxes.He has done his best in those performances to suggest he does deserve a starting role in the Blues’ next game, with Conte taking his team to the Emirates to face Fabregas’ former club Arsenal in the league on Saturday.But even if the 29-year-old continues to miss out on playing, he has admitted he will fight through the ‘tough’ situation and continue to prove to Conte he deserves to be playing.“It’s a new situation for me in my career after 13 years of basically playing all the time for my club and national team,” he said.“And it’s been tough – I’m not going to deny it. But the last thing I will do is complain or put my hands up and give in.“Something from inside is coming out stronger than ever and I just feel like a little boy in training trying to win my spot back as I used to do at Arsenal when I was 16. Hopefully I will achieve it again.“My coach deserves respect because I know he wants to win and if he doesn’t play me there is always a reason.“Hopefully I can open his eyes and make him see that I deserve to play.”Fabregas spent eight years at Arsenal before a 2011 move to Barcelona, who sold him to Chelsea two years ago, and admits he is desperate to play against his former club.“No matter what I hear, what they say to me, Arsenal will always be a fantastic special place in my heart, ” he told the Evening Standard. “It’s too early to know whether I will start or not.“Hopefully I will. I’m not going to deny that I want to play every single minute.”
Everton have been drawn against Hajduk Split in the Europa League play-off round.The Toffees beat Ruzomberok 1-0 in Slovakia on Thursday night to seal a 2-0 aggregate success in their third qualifying round clash.Ronald Koeman’s side, who finished seventh in the Premier League last season, now face a tricky tie against Split to reach the group stage.Managed by Spaniard Joan Carrillo, they finished third in the Croatian top-flight in 2016/17.Split have beaten Levski Sofia and Brondby to get to this stage but have lost in the final play-off round in each of the past three seasons.The first leg is scheduled to take place at Goodison Park on August 17 before Koeman’s team travel to the 35,000-capacity Stadion Poljud on August 24.“Hajduk Split will be a real challenge, with their strong support and a stadium that is good to play football in,” Koeman told Everton’s official website.“But of course we want to reach the group stages of the Europa League, so we will have analysed their strengths and weaknesses between now and the tie and we will be prepared.”As a result of Everton’s progress, their Premier League match against champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has been moved to Sunday, August 27, having previously been scheduled to take place the previous day.Full draw: Shkendija v AC MilanVardar v FenerbahceAjax v RosenborgOsijek v Austria ViennaRed Star Belgrade v KrasnodarAltach v Maccabi Tel-AvivBATE v OlexandriyaClub Brugge v AEKMaritimo v Dynamo KievDinamo Zagreb v SkenderbeuLudogorets v SuduvaPanathinaikos v Athletic BilbaoApollon v MidtjyllandDomzale v MarseillePartizan v VideotonFH v Sporting BragaEverton v Hajduk SplitUtrecht v ZenitLegia Warsaw v SheriffViitorul v RB SalzburgViktoria Plzen v AEK LarnacaPAOK v Ostersund 1
Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – 6/10 – Click the right arrow above to see how talkSPORT rated Tottenham’s players in their 2-0 win over Newcastle – Quick off his line for one early Newcastle chance, the French shot-stopper did everything asked of him in a match where he wasnt in action all too often. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) – 8/10 – Early on the Belgian midfielder dominated his opposition both in defensive and offensive phases. His dribbling had Newcastle backpedalling, while his excellent passing dragged opponents out of positon. Hes always unlikely to get goals and assists but hes vital to Spurs play. 14 14 14 Toby Alderweireld (centre-back) – 6/10 – The Belgian star was cool and comfortable at the back and dealt with Dwight Gayles movement and pace well. Jan Vertonghen (centre-back) – 6/10 – Just like Alderweireld, Vertonghen was rarely called into emergency action but did well on the ball as Spurs moved forward. Tottenham Hotspur got themselves off to a good start in the 2017/18 Premier League season, beating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James’ Park.After initially failing to break down the Magpies, a red card for Jonjo Shelvey made it easier for Spurs to carve open their opponents.Dele Alli and Ben Davies got the goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, but how did the players do in their first competitive match of the campaign?Click the right arrow above to see our Tottenham player ratings… 14 14 Dele Alli (attacking midfield) – 7/10 – The England stars probing runs caused problems but his first touch let him down on several occasions. At points he acted a little petulantly too, and played a role in getting Jonjo Shelvey sent off. In typical Alli fashion though, he popped up at the right moment to score the opener and then played a role in the second too, with a stunning flick. Substitute: Harry Winks (On for Mousa Dembele) – N/A – Just like Wanyama, Winks only managed a couple of minutes under his belt as he returns from injury. Christian Eriksen (left-wing) – 8/10 – For a player sometimes considered lightweight, the Dane showed plenty of hustle against Newcastle United and with his exceptional technique he will eventually make a difference which he did with two assists. Eric Dier (central midfield) – 7/10 – Solid as the holding midfielder alongside Dembele, he mopped up play and distributed well. It was a strong and steady opening performance from the England star, which bodes well for Mauricio Pochettinos side. Harry Kane (striker) – 6/10 – Having not seen much of the ball in the opening period, Kane struggled to get into the game, and saw one effort superbly saved by Rob Elliot. He will have better days but looked to grow in confidence throughout the match, involving himself in Daves goal. His tackle on Florian Lejeune, which earned him a booking, wasnt his finest moment. 14 Substitute: Heung-Min Son (On for Moussa Sissoko) – 6/10 – Breathed life into Spurs at the right time, adding pace and a direct threat, he immediately looked dangerous and could have had two assists. 14 Kyle Walker-Peters (right-back) – 7/10 – Thrown in at the deep end to replace the injured Kieran Trippier, he was targeted early on by Newcastle but handled the initial pressure well. Had a habit of getting the wrong side of his man but dealt well with the pace of Christian Atsu. On the front foot, Walker-Peters was smart on the ball and rarely took risks, while also providing width to stretch the Toon backline. 14 14 14 Ben Davies (left-back) – 7/10 – With a lot of the play on the opposite flank, the Welshman wasnt troubled too much defensively but didnt offer much going forward either. Davies was perhaps a little too conservative and failed to get on the end of crosses which missed everyone in the box but made up for it by springing forward and netting a rare goal with his right foot. 14 Substitute: Victor Wanyama (On for Dele Alli) – N/A – Brought on late to shore things up, the Kenyan didn’t have time to do much of note. 14 14 Moussa Sissoko (right-wing) – 6/10 – A solid display on his return to St James Park, he was mocked last season for his lack of impact but was fine for Spurs today. 14
Henry Finney was transported, via ambulance, to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison where he succumbed to his injuries. Shannon Hubbard was also transported, via ambulance, to King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Ms. Hubbard was then transported, via lifeline helicopter, to The University of Cincinnati Hospital. Ms. Hubbard was in serious but stable condition. It is believed that both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Drugs and or alcohol are not believed to be a contributing factor to the crash. Improper passing and traveling at a high rate of speed are believed to be contributing factors to the crash.The investigation is ongoing and toxicology results are pending at this time.Trooper Garrett was assisted at the scene by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Ripley County EMS, King’s Daughters’ Hospital EMS, Versailles Fire Department, and Affordable Todd’s Wrecker Service. A two-vehicle crash occurred in Ripley County near Versailles on US 421.On June 14, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm an Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionist responded to a report on an injury crash involving two vehicles on US 421 south of County Road 1050 South in Ripley County. Trooper Andrew Garrett arrived to find a 2016 Kia Soul and a 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage in the east ditch of US 421. The preliminary investigation by Garrett shows that the Kia Soul was traveling southbound and was attempting to pass another vehicle. The Kia Soul was driven by Shannon Hubbard, age 50 of Pekin Indiana. The Mitsubishi Mirage was traveling northbound and could not avoid a collision with the Kia Soul, which was in the northbound lane. The Mitsubishi Mirage was driven by Henry Finney, age 21 of Madison Indiana.
A Letterkenny chef has appeared in court after being caught with a quantity of cannabis.Michael Kemmy, of Glencar appeared at Letterkenny District Court after he was stopped by Gardai driving a VW Golf on Port Road in Letterkenny. When stopped Gardai suspected he was nervous and he admitted to Gardai that he had three cannabis joints and cannabis resin.The drugs, whom Kemmy said were for his personal use, was worth €50.Judge Paul Kelly said he would give Kemmy a chance to avoid a criminal conviction by paying €150 the Letterkenny Community and Youth Centre.Chef in hot water after cannabis find was last modified: February 24th, 2019 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:canabism chefcourtletterkenny
Congressman Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) office has recently set up a page on his official website (meadows.house.gov) to help NC-11 constituents request tickets for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, which will be held on Friday, January 20th, 2017. The request form can be accessed by clicking here.Tickets to the inauguration are available through each Congressional office and are given on a first come, first serve basis. The tickets will be available for request through a deadline of December 16, 2016. Please note that tickets through Rep. Meadows office are for NC-11 residents only, and submitting a request form is merely a request and does not guarantee you tickets.Constituents who have questions or would prefer to order tickets by phone are welcome to call Rep. Meadows’ Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-6401.
Whenever I visit a city, I always find time to visit a local arboretum, garden, or city park. While many of my friends and colleagues know I’ve worked on software applications and designing websites for years, few know I have a degree in botany and worked as a naturalist for two years. My love of plants and gardens will always be a part of my life.Friends at conferences know to expect me to disappear during lunch breaks or Sunday mornings before sessions to explore plants and trees or go birdwatching in nearby parks and arboretums.Last week was no different when I attended WordCamp US 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and visited Longwood Gardens, about an hour from downtown Philadelphia.Though outside flowers are no longer blooming and trees are bare, Longwood Gardens was ablaze with scarlet red, brilliant yellow, deep blue, bright white, and emerald green holiday lights throughout the outside gardens. One of the most beautiful sights was the beautiful colored fountain show at the Open Air Theater, accompanied by holiday music. I joined dozens of people watching the five-minute light show, ooohing and aahing as the colorful fountains danced to the music. What a treat to visit during an evening when the sky was clear and there was no rain!Here’s another one of my favorite shots of the fountains:Have you visited Longwood Gardens? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Related
Photo by DodgertonSkillhause (Morguefile)Police officers in Cullman, Alabama, were called to Walmart Tuesday morning about a shoplifting suspect who left the store after being confronted. They located 22-year-old Jackie Lee Walker walking near the store, where he was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of the patrol unit before being taken back to Walmart to meet with loss prevention associates.While the officer talked to LP on the sidewalk outside of the store to determine if Walker would be charged, Walker was able to step through the handcuffs that were holding his hands behind his back and crawl through a small window between the front and back seats of the patrol unit. When the officer noticed this, he attempted to use his key fob to stop the vehicle, but he was unsuccessful… ABC33 News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now