THE Alli data has lost its bite.Dele Alli’s stats show why Spurs fans, pundits and now England manager Gareth Southgate have noted a sharp decline from golden boy to injury-hit top of the flops.8 Dele Alli has struggled with form and injuries over the past 18 months, as backed up by facts ‘n figures, especially with SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty88Midfielder Alli was hauled off as Tottenham’s’ early-season woes peaked with Tuesday’s 7-2 home humiliation by Bayern Munich and then left out of Southgate’s squad for two Euro 2020 qualifiers next week.And the 23-year-old’s Tottenham figures since the start of last term highlight why social media has been blitzed with comments like: “Dele Alli is done” and “Can someone tell me the last time he had a good game”.Alli’s goalscoring has fallen steeply from a stunning 22 in 46 starts in 2016-17 and 14 from 42 the following term – with just seven in his 38 games since then, including only one this calendar year.His total of assists and overall chances created have also both halved since 2017-18.Assists dropped from an incredible 15 that term to eight last season – with none so far this campaign, albeit from just three starts and one game off the benchAnd the number of chances Alli conjured plummeted from 88 two seasons ago to 44 in 2018-19.But a glimmer of hope amid otherwise murky figures is that he has already created four this term.’STILL GETTING WORSE’And it must be pointed out that, despite reaching the Champions League final in June, Spurs as a whole are struggling too.In fact, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are level with Brighton on 16 for the highest number of Premier League defeats in 2019.Alli’s passing accuracy has stood up well to his problems, hovering around the 80 per cent mark throughout his Prem career.And although he has tried to dribble far less since the start of last season, his success rate has steadily risen over the past four terms.Alli’s England stats have actually improved in the past two years. albeit judged from few games.Indeed, it was his goal that clinched a 2-0 last-eight win over Sweden in the 2018 World Cup.And he won the free-kick brilliantly swerved home by Kieran Trippier in the Three Lions’ 2-1 semi-final loss to Croatia.But after missed three months of the last Prem campaign due to hamstring troubles, Alli has been under even more intense fire this term.One fan tweeted: “Dele Alli has declined so much since his 16/17 season, his performances somehow get worse every time I watch him.”888And when Pochettino omitted fit-again Alli for a 2-1 defeat at Leicester two weeks ago, many pundits argued it might be the shock he needed.Ex-England playmaker Joe Cole told BT Sport: “The resting shout is one for the media. He has not been the player we know he can be.”That’s just a little kick from Pochettino to inspire Dele to get back to his best form.”And Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand suggested in the same week: “I really think he has [got something to prove].”Ferdy then put forward his own theory as to why Alli has struggled.The former England defender said: “He was playing too deep I felt last year in the midfield, having to receive the ball with his back to goal etc.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“I think he’s best when he’s running on to things, looking at the goal and taking his chances early.“I think he’s a fantastic player when he’s doing those right things.”But the stats show Alli has plenty of figuring out to do if he is to return to his best – at a time of Tottenham turmoil and England excitement over a new generation of playmakers itching to oust him permanently.8Watch Bayern Munich’s post-match celebration as shy ‘Grenade’ Gnabry receives standing ovation after hat-trick in 7-2 thrashing of Spurs8
A joint is where two or more bones meet (articulate). There are over 100 joints in the body. Joints are divided into three types based on the amount of movement they allow. – Fixed or immovable joints (fibrous) In these, bones are fused together by tough fibres. These types of joints are found in areas requiring strength. Examples are the joints between the plates of the cranium (skull) and the fused joints in the sacrum. – Slightly movable joints (cartilaginous) In these, a small amount of movement can occur. The bones are linked by cartilage. Cartilage is a tough, but flexible cushion of tissue that stops the bones from knocking together (friction) and can also compress a little to allow slight movement. Slightly movable joints are found between most of the vertebrae in the vertebral column and the joint between the ribs and sternum. – Freely movable joints (synovial) All freely movable joints share features which prevent friction between moving bones. One of the main features is the presence of synovial fluid between the moving bones. The bones are held together by slightly elastic fibres called ligaments, which allows the bones to move; any damage to the ligament results in the joint losing some of its strength and stability. There are six basic types of synovial joints (freely movable): – Ball and socket – These moves freely in all direction. Ligaments are often used to keep the joint stable. This type is only the hip and shoulders. – Hinge – The movement of this type works like a hinged door. The movement allowed is flexion and extension. This type of joint is formed at the elbows and knee. – Pivot – These joints allow only rotation because of its ‘ring on a peg’ structure. This is found between the atlas and axis vertebrae in the neck and between radius and ulna, below the elbow. – Saddle joints – These allow movement in several planes, back, forward and side to side. Bones are shaped like saddle and fit neatly together. Example the thumb. – Gliding – These allow slight movement in all direction, however, ligaments limit another. Examples are the carpal bones of the hand vertebrae. – Condyloid – These allow movement in several planes, back and forward and sideways. A ligament prevents rotation. The rounded end of bones fit into the hollow of another. Examples are the wrist and ankles. Joints work smoothly together when we perform sporting activities. They must be capable of their full range of movement in order to work well. The demands of sport puts severe stress on joints. Therefore, it is essential to warm up before an activity and cool down after the activity. Joints can be injured as a result of impact, internal forces or a mixture of both. Examples sprains, torn ligaments and dislocation. Last week, we looked at bone growth and formation, functions and types of bone in the human skeleton. We continue this week’s lesson by looking on the bones of the vertebral column and the types of joints. THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN The vertebral column is important in all sporting movements, it is flexible, strong and allows bending and stretching into many different positions. It is also vulnerable to injury if preventative care is not taken. The vertebral column: – Protects the spinal cord – Supports the upper body – Give a wide range of movement – Is important for posture – Passes force to the body parts Disorders of the spine: – Scoliosis – a sideway curvature of the spine that affects posture, causing difficulty in standing straight. – Kypsosis – a forward bending of the spine that makes the person appear to be leaning forward. FUNCTIONS OF THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN The vertebral column, spine or backbone consists of 33 specialised bones called vertebrae. Between each vertebra, there is a disc of cartilage that allows a small amount of movement and act as shock absorber. The vertebral column can be divided into five sections. – Cervical vertebrae – This is the neck region and consists of seven vertebrae. They provide attachment for neck muscles and support the head and neck. The top vertebra (atlas) fits into the skull and allows nodding of the head. The second vertebra (axis) allows rotation of the head. – Thoracic vertebrae – These are 12 vertebrae that support the ribcage and forms part of the chest area. They allow slight bending, forward, backwards and sideways. – Lumber vertebrae – These are the five largest bones of the spine. The muscles of the back are attached to them. They allow large range of bending forward, backwards and sideways. This region can be easily injured. – Sacral vertebrae – These five vertebrae are fused together and form a very strong base that supports the weight of the body and passes force from the legs and hip to upper body. – Coccyx – These are five fused vertebrae. They have no special function other than for muscle attachment. TYPES OF JOINTS
The death is announced of Ambassador Carlton Karpeh, former Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), during the administration of Head of State Samuel K. Doe and the People’s Redemption Council (PRC).This sad event occurred yesterday at his Duport Road residence at 1pm.He was in his early 80s.C. Alexwyn, as his friends and associates called him, was a product of the College of West Africa (CWA). He spent his boyhood and young adulthood living with an aunt, Mrs. Versa Stewart, at her home at Broad Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia, the spot on which UBA Bank is now located. Carlton was noted for public speaking, a skill he developed as a young fellow in the 1940s and 50s at Trinity Sunday School, especially under the direction of Mr. Jacob Henry Browne, the Sunday School Superintendent. Mr. Browne often referred to Carlton as “Chorister Carlton Karpeh,” because of his rich baritone voice.Following his graduation from CWA, Carlton in the 1950s traveled to England for further studies. On return he became a broadcaster at ELBC. In 1973 he was appointed Director of Public Affairs at MICAT, during the administration of Dr. Edward B. Kesselly. In the late 1970s, Carlton started a weekly newspaper, Weekend News. During the administration of Head of State Samuel K. Doe, Carlton was appointed at MICAT, following which he was appointed Liberian Ambassador to Cameroon, where he served for many years. On his return, President Ellen Johnson appointed him Ambassador-at-Large. He was retired on December 2, 2010, and has since been living quietly at home on Du Port Road, outside Monrovia.He is survived by several children.Funeral arrangements will be announced later.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The NBA banished Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas after he made anti-gay remarks in a radio interview. Hardaway, who played in five All-Star games during the 1990s, was in Las Vegas and scheduled to make a series of public appearances this week on behalf of the league. But after saying, “I hate gay people” during a radio interview, commissioner David Stern stepped in. Hardaway eventually apologized for his comments, which came a week after John Amaechi became the first former NBA player to say he was gay. “As an African-American, I know all too well the negative thoughts and feelings hatred and bigotry cause,” Hardaway said Thursday in a statement issued by his agent. Hardaway represented the NBA in Las Vegas this week at a Habitat for Humanity event and a fitness promotion. “We removed him from representing us because we didn’t think his comments were consistent with having anything to do with us,” Stern told reporters Thursday at the opening of a fan festival at a Las Vegas casino, part of the NBA’s All-Star weekend. Stern said he had not spoken with Hardaway, who left Las Vegas on Thursday, but he planned to do so. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
May 4, 1970: Four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops called in to quell anti-war protests on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio. Oct. 28, 2002: Failing University of Arizona Nursing College student and Gulf War veteran Robert Flores, 40, walks into an instructor’s office and fatally shoots her. A few minutes later, armed with five guns, he enters one of his nursing classrooms and kills two more of his instructors before fatally shooting himself. Sept. 2, 2006: Douglas W. Pennington, 49, kills himself and his two sons, ages 26 and 24, during a visit to the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Jan. 16, 2002: Graduate student Peter Odighizuwa, 42, recently dismissed from Virginia’s Appalachian School of Law, kills the dean, a professor and a student before being tackled by students. The attack also wounds three female students. Aug. 15, 1996: Frederick Martin Davidson, 36, a graduate engineering student at San Diego State, is defending his thesis when he pulls out a handgun and kills three professors. Fatal shootings at U.S. colleges or universities in recent years. April 16, 2007: A gunman kills 32 people in a dorm and a classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The gunman later dies. Aug. 1, 1966: Charles Whitman points a rifle from the University of Texas at Austin’s tower and begins shooting in a rampage that goes on for 96 minutes. Sixteen people are killed, 31 wounded. Nov. 1, 1991: Gang Lu, 28, a graduate student in physics from China, reportedly upset because he was passed over for an academic honor, opens fire in two buildings on the University of Iowa campus. Five university employees killed, including four members of the physics department; two other people are wounded. The student fatally shoots himself.
Fierce winds lashed the Southland today, with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour recorded in some areas of Los Angeles County. A high wind warning, signifying hazardous winds, was in effect until 10 this morning in portions of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and a somewhat less serious wind advisory was scheduled to be in force in the same areas until 10 tomorrow morning. Today’s and tomorrow’s high winds were generated by a storm departing the region, according to the National Weather Service, which said that another storm system could churn up more offshore winds on Sunday. Overnight, gusts of 60 miles per hour were recorded in the Malibu Hills and 58 miles per hour in Warm Spring, a Los Angeles County mountain area, according to the NWS. Winds also battered sea level communities, including Santa Monica, where gusts of 32 mph were recorded. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe winds will make today’s temperatures feel even cooler. The NWS forecast highs today of 41 at Mount Wilson; 49 in Palmdale; 50 in Lancaster; 54 in Newhall; 56 in Avalon; 60 in Burbank; 61 in Pasadena, San Gabriel, Woodland Hills, Newport Beach and at LAX; and 63 in downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
HISTORY: Sixth class pupils in Stramore N.S. Churchill, were delighted to receive a specially commissioned 1916 plaque from Jackie Dillon, director of Donegal Education Centre for winning the overall award in their category for the 1916 Decade of Commeration history project.Their project focused on the 1916 War of independence activity in the local area and of a Dungloe man Con’O Boyle who was shot in the locality. A local dancehall, once a very vibrant social centre, a disused shed today, was named after him “The Con’O Boyle Memorial Hall”.Local people including grandparents were interviewed and their memories and local knowledge recalled and logged in the project.Jackie said the judges were very impressed with the overall presentation and the local focus on people who fought here like Con’O Boyle and Peadar O’Donnell.The children highlighted the fact that it was not only in the main focal points of Ireland that the battle for Independence was fought but also in rural isolated areas like Glendowan who rose to the challenge, died for the cause and these unsung heroes were commemorated in their own special way by proud communities. DELIGHT AS DONEGAL NATIONAL SCHOOL WIN AWARD FOR 1916 HISTORY PROJECT was last modified: March 3rd, 2016 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:Churchill NSEaster Risinghistorynewsproject
‘There is no health without mental health’ was the message at the launch of the National Conference on Sport aiding Mental Health (SAM) which is being hosted by the Mayor of Donegal, Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr and Donegal County Council.The Mayor has identified Sport and Mental Health as his two key themes during his year as Mayor. And he hopes that this conference will begin a national conversation on mental health, on how to support those who are suffering from mental illness and how to promote positive mental health.Speaking during the launch the Mayor stated that “having had my own experience of mental illness and of recovering from mental illness, I am very much aware of the impact of mental health issues and especially on close family and friends who also struggle to cope and who need to be supported”.He added “mental health issues effects many people in Ireland and positive mental health is vitally important to everyone in our community, as the World Health Organisation has recognised ‘there is no health without mental health’”.The conference which is due to take place on the 31 May in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness and positive mental health, showcase the services and supports available and highlight the important role that sport and physical activity can play in promoting positive mental health. As part of this conference, Donegal Sports Partnership will be launching the ‘Charter for Positive Mental Health’ that will act as a practical tool for sports clubs and organisations in promoting best practice in their own settings.The Mayor has said that he is delighted with the positive response that he has received from the various organisations, groups and individuals in relation to this conference.“Miriam O’Callaghan, the well known RTE presenter has agreed to act as the presenter for the conference and Jim McGuinness, who needs no introduction in Donegal, has agreed to provide a keynote speech and participate in a panel discussion with other well know Donegal sports personalities including Anne Marie Ward, Patsy McGonagle and Myles Sweeney”.“The Minister for State Kathleen Lynch TD will also be joining us at the conference and will be providing the official opening address. The Ministers attendance at this conference is very important as this will help us to ensure that this conference is a catalyst for beginning a national conversation on positive mental health and the role that each and everyone of us can have in achieving this”.There are many other high profile speakers and panellists who have agreed to participate in the conference including Mr. Charles McHugh, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who has almost 40 years service with the HSE, Dr. Tony Sharkey, Consultant Psychiatrist at Letterkenny General Hospital, Dr. Tony Bates, Clinical Psychologist from Headstrong, Mr. Martin Rogan, Assistant National Director for Mental Health Services, HSE, Ms. Marie Duffy, Editor of Spunout.ie, Ms. Anne Marie McDaid, Paralympian and elite athlete from Donegal who represented Ireland in the London 2012 Games, Mr. Hughie Friel from Donegal Travellers Project and Mr. Seamus Neely, County Manager, Donegal County Council.This conference is open to the general public and is free of charge however, but booking is essential. To book your place email SAMconference2013@donegalcoco.ie or call 074 91 53900. MAYOR LAUNCHES NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPORT AIDING MENTAL HEALTH was last modified: March 26th, 2013 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:conferenceMayor Frank McBreartymental health
BREAKING NEWS: A Donegal man has been charged with the murders of four soldiers in the IRA’s 1982 Hyde Park bombing.John Anthony Downey, 61, is accused of being planting a car bomb left in South Carriage Drive in London.He is originally from Clare but had been living in Creeslough for many years. He was arrested while going on holidays. The explosion killed four members of the Royal Household Cavalry as they travelled from their barracks to Buckingham Palace.He was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Sunday, say police.Sue Hemming, head of special crime and counter-terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “The Metropolitan Police Service has been investigating the explosion near Hyde Park in London which occurred on 20 July 1982. We have reviewed the evidence gathered and authorised them to charge John Anthony Downey, 61, of County Donegal, Ireland.“It is alleged that Downey is responsible for the improvised explosive device contained in a car parked in South Carriage Drive, SW1, London, which resulted in the deaths of four members of the Royal Household Cavalry, Blues and Royals, as they travelled on their daily route from their barracks to Buckingham Palace.“Downey has been charged with the murders of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young. He has also been charged with intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life contrary to S3 Explosive Substances Act 1883.”Downey will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today.The Hyde Park bomb came just over a year after IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands died in the Maze Prison.The Household Cavalrymen of the Blues and Royals were riding through Hyde Park on their way to the Changing of the Guard when a bomb cut through their ranks.Four men and seven horses were killed and a number of police officers and civilians were injured.Less than two hours later, a second explosion in a Regent’s Park bandstand killed seven Royal Green Jackets bandsmen.The allegations against Downey are not related to this second incident.In 1987 Northern Ireland electrician Gilbert “Danny” McNamee was charged with making the Hyde Park bomb and jailed for 25 years.He served 12 years before being freed under the terms of the Good Friday peace deal.In 1998 his conviction was quashed at the High Court, after a high-profile campaign by celebrities including Eddie Izzard. But although his conviction was “unsafe” it did not follow he was innocent of the crime, the judges said.DONEGAL MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERS OF FOUR BRITISH SOLDIERS IN LONDON was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 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:breaking newsdonegalDonegal DailyHyde Park
The Rescue 188 helicopterThe Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo has rescued an injured hillwalker in a forest near Glenties.The rescue took place earlier this afternoon.The chopper took the call and landed close to the forest where the man had become injured. He was assessed by paramedics on board the aircraft, treated and then transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital.His condition is understood to be stable. INJURED HILLWALKER RESCUED FROM FOREST was last modified: September 27th, 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:donegalGlentieshillwalkerRescue 188