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Northwest MEP calls for moratorium to be imposed on fracking

first_img Northwest MEP calls for moratorium to be imposed on fracking Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter News Facebook Google+ Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGroups have until the end of this month to apply for funding for GatheringNext articleDonegal austerity groups considering running candidates in next local elections News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A moratorium should be imposed on all fracking, that’s the demand from the Independent MEP Marian Harkin.She says EU states should not allow any more fracking until all of the environmental protection laws are fully in place as the damage caused by it could be detrimental.MEPs this week voted in Parliament for robust regulatory regimes governing fracking.Marian Harkin says the damage caused by fracking could be detrimental…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/hark10.mp3[/[podcast] Twitter By News Highland – November 22, 2012 Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApplast_img read more

Favre still at risk for Madden jinx

first_imgHe’s a Super Bowl winner who has thrown for more touchdowns (and interceptions) than any quarterback in NFL history. He’s won three MVP awards. And he’s the winningest signal caller in league history. But in his illustrious career, there’s one thing Brett Favre’s never done: grace the cover of the Madden video game.That is, until now.With his image set to be the Madden ’09 cover, Favre will become the first retired player to do so. He also joins Dorsey Levens (he was featured on a version of the game released in Europe in 2000) as one of two Packers to receive this honor, and is the fifth quarterback chosen by EA Sports — following in the footsteps of Daunte Culpepper, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb and Vince Young.Almost all fans of the game know about the alleged “Madden curse” that haunts a player after he is used as the cover boy. Just about every player since 1999 has fallen victim to the curse.In 2001 — my first encounter with the Madden series, back in the days of Nintendo 64 — Eddie George was one of the first to experience the curse. In 2000, he rushed for 1,509 yards and 14 touchdowns. The next season, after he was on the cover: only 939 yards and five touchdowns. Culpepper saw a similar decline in production the year after he was on it as well. And as for Vick, the 2004 cover boy, well, that sad story writes itself.Packer fans are likely glad that Favre was never chosen until after his playing days in Green Bay ended (although he would have made a great candidate a number of times). Meanwhile, fans of other teams are surely celebrating that their star player wasn’t selected. New England’s Tom Brady or Randy Moss, San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson, Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and the Giants’ Eli Manning could have all been argued for this year’s Madden, as each put up the type of year that warrants a video game cover. Nevertheless, they’ll all avoid the curse for at least one more season.Favre admitted that he isn’t exactly a video game junkie — then again, not many 38-year-olds are. Not surprisingly, though, he said most of his teammates are pretty good at the game, with some playing the game better than they play in real life (Aaron Rodgers?). Most athletes typically like to play as themselves on the game, which is understandable. But if Favre is ever to pick up a controller and try to light up the virtual opponents like he did the real ones, he’ll be able to do that playing on any team — he’s a free agent on the game.Surely, now that he’s retired (don’t believe the rumors that he’s coming back), Favre is obviously immune from the cover jinx, right?Wrong.Just consider the following scenarios that very well may happen to Favre. After all, not even Green Bay’s golden boy is invincible.Brett’s wife, Deanna, intercepts the flu from him.Tack up one more interception thrown by the career leader.Following in the footsteps of basketball great Michael Jordan, Favre tries his hand at another sport but is unsuccessful.A brief stint on the new and improved American Gladiators ends poorly for No. 4 when he dislocates both arms after taking a big hit from Wolf in the Gauntlet. (Rumors also were flying on the show that Favre and one of the female Gladiators, Hellga, were seen canoodling backstage, but Brett adamantly denied the report.)While shopping at a mall in his home state of Louisiana, Favre is spotted wearing a pair of Levi jeans.An anonymous tipster who saw Brett wearing the denim quickly made a call to the Wrangler headquarters; minutes later, the front office of Wrangler cut all ties with the former spokesman Favre, who was later seen crying in the mall’s food court after hearing the news.After filing for bankruptcy when his daughter, Brittany, invests the family fortune into a failing clothing line started by former packer Gilbert Brown, Brett is forced to work as a bag boy at Piggly Wiggly to support the family.Ironically, Favre sets a new record in the process: most sacks (filled) in a day, with 344.Favre’s former backup and current Green Bay starter, Aaron Rodgers, breaks all of Brett’s team records — in one season.You wish, Packer fans.Tyler is a junior majoring in journalism. Let him know who your choice for the cover of Madden ’09 would have been at [email protected]last_img read more

Mourinho Set to Fulfill Man Utd Dream

first_imgJose Mourinho is on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managing Manchester United after Louis van Gaal’s troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford came to a bitter end.Van Gaal said he was “very disappointed” to be sacked on Monday just 48 hours after leading United to victory in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.Missing out on a lucrative Champions League place proved the final straw for the club’s United States-based owners, the Glazer family, and they didn’t let United’s first piece of silverware since the 2013 retirement of legendary boss Alex Ferguson stop them from wielding the axe.With Van Gaal having cleared out his desk at United’s Carrington training ground after talks over a settlement for the final year of his three-year contract, which had been worth a reported £6.4 million per year ($9.2 million, 8.2 million euros), the path is clear for former Chelsea manager Mourinho to be confirmed as the new United boss on Tuesday. Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December after a miserable campaign marred by a series of rifts with the club’s star players that eventually became intolerable to owner Roman Abramovich as the team, champions just months earlier, languished near the relegation zone.Now the 53-year-old will hope to restore his reputation by restoring the sparkle to United’s own tarnished image.Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes is said to be arriving in Manchester on Tuesday to tie up a deal that has been widely reported in the British media, setting the stage for one of the sport’s most intriguing characters to at last manage United after a glittering career that so far features 21 major trophies, including three Premier League crowns and two Champions League titles.Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes Mourinho is the right man to get the club back on track.“On the top of Mourinho’s list was always Manchester United, now he has the opportunity,” Schmeichel told the BBC.“Now they have a guy that is supposed to be the biggest manager in the world, the one that really could save Manchester United.“It has been a brave decision but one that is long overdue.”From the moment, Mourinho danced a jubilant jig down the Old Trafford touchline after a late goal from Costinha gave his Porto side the draw they needed to eliminate Alex Ferguson’s men from the 2004 Champions League, the colourful and controversial Portuguese has seemed destined to manage United.He thought his time had come when Ferguson retired, but concerns over his volatile nature prompted United to turn to the more conservative David Moyes instead.But with that move proving a disaster and Van Gaal faring little better, United’s powerbrokers have decided to take a chance on Mourinho.Pictured strolling with his former Chelsea assistant Rui Faria while removal men took boxes away from his London home on Monday, Mourinho appeared the picture of contentment.But he is a far less convivial figure once the battle lines are drawn, both with opponents and even his own players.Having famously locked horns with the likes of Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez during his two spells with Chelsea, Mourinho will arrive at United just in time to resume hostilities with Pep Guardiola, who is about to leave Bayern Munich for his first taste of the Premier League as Manchester City boss.Mourinho, then in charge of Real Madrid, never wasted a chance to take a swipe at Barcelona manager Guardiola during their time in Spain.But it was Guardiola who had the better of it, with Mourinho winning just three of their 16 meetings.The duo will go head-to-head for the first time when United face City in the pre-season International Champions Cup in Beijing on July 25.By then, Mourinho will hope to have significantly improved an unbalanced and often lacklustre United squad.Paris Saint Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, Everton defender John Stones, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann are reportedly among the names on his wanted list.But Mourinho, expected to bring Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro with him to Old Trafford, might also have to deal with scepticism from the United squad after a report that some senior players have already expressed concern the tactically conservative coach might prove too similar to Van Gaal.Van Gaal’s dull tactics frustrated United fans, while the players were reportedly infuriated by his habit of staging video review sessions in which he would criticise their mistakes in front of the team.If he can rebuild the confidence of his squad and make United champions for the first time since 2013, Mourinho may regard it as his finest achievement yet.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more