first_imgThe Minister of State for the Environment, Paudie Coffey has confirmed that test reports on concrete blocks affected by Mica in Donegal and submitted by the local Mica Action Group are currently being reviewed by his department officials.Damien Mc Cauley demonstrates how weak the blocks are from his house built in 2006 . all the out wall have to be replace at his family home, and his family had to be moved out. Photo Brian McDaidA technical report is now being prepared in the matter.Donegal Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has welcomed the move. “I welcome that Minister Coffey has visited the homes of families affected by Mica and that his Department officials are currently reviewing test reports on some of the affected blocks.“There is no doubt that a large numbers of homes in Donegal have been affected. This is deeply distressing for those families and the cost implications are devastating in some circumstances.“When the similar issue of pyrite afflicted families living in homes in Dublin and North Leinster, the Government introduced the Pyrite Resolution Scheme under the auspices of the Pyrite Resolution Board to give redress to those families”.“I believe that a similar scheme should be introduced in Donegal to give redress to families here. I will continue to raise this issue until the Government bring forward an acceptable resolution process”. MINISTER CONFIRMS SUSPECT BUILDING BLOCKS BEING EXAMINED IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 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:blocksBuildingdonegalMICAlast_img read more

World in Motion: England’s classic 1990 World Cup song

first_imgWorld Cup World in Motion: England’s World Cup 1990 song by New Order Ryan Kelly 16:37 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) World in Motion John Barnes Getty World Cup England England v Costa Rica Tunisia v England England v Nigeria England v Panama England v Belgium Tunisia Panama Nigeria Costa Rica Belgium Friendlies With the services of one of the nation’s most popular bands enlisted, the song for the Three Lions’ 1990 campaign was a big hit 28 years ago The news that England will not have an official World Cup song for Russia 2018 will be a bitter pill to swallow for some fans in the lead up to this summer’s showpiece, but thankfully they can soothe any lingering disappointment with a decidedly rich back catalogue of tournament tunes.One of the most memorable England World Cup anthems was born 28 years ago as the Three Lions were gearing up for Italia ’90, with the familiar synth-pop tones of English band New Order providing an optimistic campaign soundtrack for Bobby Robson’s team.The song was called ‘World in Motion’ and it shot straight to the top of the UK Singles Chart following its release that summer, remaining there for two weeks in June before eventually being succeeded by Elton John’s more downbeat love ballad ‘Sacrifice’ as the nation’s mood shifted.  Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! 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However, younger Three Lions devotees may not be au fait with it, so here’s everything you need to know about the song.World in Motion lyricsExpress yourself, Create the space, You know you can win, Don’t give up the chase. Beat the man, Take him on, You never give up, It’s one on one.Express yourself, It’s one on one. Express yourself, It’s one on one. Express yourself. You can’t be wrongWhen something’s goodIt’s never goneChorus:Love’s got the world in motionAnd I know what we can do. Love’s got the world in motionAnd I can’t believe it’s true. Now is the time, Let everyone see, You never give up, That’s how it should be. Don’t get caught, Make your own play, Express yourself, Don’t give it away. Express yourself, Its one on one. Express yourself, Its one on one. Express yourself, You can’t be wrong. When something’s goodIt’s never wrong. (Chorus)You’ve got to hold and giveBut do it at the right time. You can be slow or fastBut you must get to the line. They’ll always hit you and hurt you, Defend and attack. There’s only one way to beat them:Get round the back. Catch me if you can’Cause I’m the England manAnd what you’re looking atIs the master plan. We ain’t no hooligans, This ain’t a football song, Three lions on my chestI know we can’t go wrong. We’re playing for England, We’re playing the song,We’re singing for England,Arrivederci it’s one on one.(Repeat x4)World in Motion music videoThe official music video for ‘World in Motion’ featured a number of England players as well as clips of team in action during the qualification phase.As one of the stars of the team – and the song – it was no surprise to see Barnes headlining the music video and the first image viewers were presented with was the midfielder spinning a ball on his finger. He appeared throughout, doing tricks in the background as lead vocalist Bernard Sumner – wearing a T-shirt with the words ‘World in motion…’ on it – sang.Paul Gascoigne and Peter Beardsley also featured in the video, as did Nottingham Forest’s Des Walker and Liverpool midfielder Steve McMahon.The music video for New Order’s ‘World in Motion’ can be watched in full above.John Barnes World in Motion rapJohn Barnes EnglandThe genre of the World Cup song is known to stretch conventional musical boundaries and New Order did precisely that with ‘World in Motion’ by incorporating a rapping player into the composition.Barnes, who had previously performed in the Liverpool’s 1988 ‘Anfield Rap’, won a mini-competition between a handful of England stars to earn the right to contribute a verse to the song, beating the likes of Gascoigne and Beardsley.The lyrics to Barnes’ World in Motion rap can be read below:You’ve got to hold and give But do it at the right time. You can be slow or fast But you must get to the line. They’ll always hit you and hurt you, Defend and attack. There’s only one way to beat them Get round the back. Catch me if you can ‘Cause I’m the England man And what you’re looking at Is the master plan. We ain’t no hooligans, This ain’t a football song, Three lions on my chest I know we can’t go wrong.Despite contending with some ridicule for his rap, the former Liverpool man fully embraced the notoriety and has playfully tapped into his musical side in the years since. In 2010, for example, he worked with chocolate bar manufacturer Mars for a TV advertisement ahead of that year’s World Cup, in which he delivered a rendition of the rap. How did England do at the tournament?Paul Gascogine England World Cup 1990Unfortunately for England ‘World in Motion’ did not inspire them to glory, but they did manage to reach the semi-finals of the competition, where they lost on penalties to West Germany.Robson’s men topped Group F ahead of the Republic of Ireland, Netherlands and Egypt before navigating their way past Belgium and Cameroon in the round-of-16 and quarter-finals respectively.The semi-final against West Germany finished 1-1 after extra time, with Gary Lineker’s 80th-minute strike cancelling out Andreas Brehme’s opener.However, the Three Lions endured what would become familiar penalty heartache when Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle missed their spot kicks, allowing the Germans to win the shootout 4-3.England ultimately finished fourth at the tournament after losing the third-place play-off game against tournament hosts Italy, while West Germany went on to lift the trophy, beating Argentina in the final.last_img read more

Robert Griffin III Impressive in Leading 1st GameWinning Drive

In his first attempt to bring his team back in the waning moments of an NFL game, Washington’s Robert Griffin III had more than the Tampa Bay Bucaneers’ defense to contend with: He was playing on the road, so the crowd was a factor. And then, all of a sudden, the headset in his helmet to communicate with the coaching staff went dead.Not good.And not surprising to the Redskins’ Santana Moss.“Happens every time,” Moss said. “No lie. I’ve been in the league 12 years, I’ve been in plenty of games, and the home team goes, ‘Oh well.’ ” Then he mimicked yanking an imaginary plug out of a wall.Whatever the reason for the technical difficulty, Griffin had to take Moss and the Redskins all the way down the field, and do so with only the single play he ran onto the field with after a touchback stopped the clock with 1:42 to play and the Redskins down 22-21.And he did. Griffin, using arm and legs,  methodically moved the Redskins down the field for the game-winning field goal by Billy Cundiff as time expired.Before Tampa Bay’s Connor Barth kicked a field goal to put his team up late in a second half in which the Redskins had scored zero points, backup Rex Grossman turned to Griffin on the Washington sideline and said, “You want them to make this so you can lead the team down the field and win.” Griffin laughed and said, “Yeah, I also want him to miss this field goal.”Above all, Grossman’s position shows just how much the Redskins think of RG III.“Every week,” Grossman said after the game, “the way he handles himself. The way he translates what he learns – it’s extremely impressive. As a whole, that’s the most impressive thing to me. Not the plays he makes, but the total sum of what he’s been doing. It’s the whole [expletive] thing.” read more

Montpellier match is important Henrichs

first_imgAccording to the AS Monaco player, the team is looking to capitalize in the win against Caen last weekAS Monaco needs desperetely a win in the French Ligue 1.The team is second-to-last with 10 points, just three ahead of last place Guingamp.But they were able to beat Caen last week, and now they are looking to repeat against Montpellier.“Of course this match against Montpellier is very important. We won last week in Caen and we have to keep going,” Benjamin Henrichs told the club’s official website.Neymar, BrazilTop 5 Ligue 1 players to watch throughout next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Ligue 1 next…“We did a lot of games without a win, obviously after this success we were very happy.”“We have seen against Atlético de Madrid that the future of the club is very promising,” he added.“The Academy players played very well. Saturday the team may be different but no matter who plays, everyone wants to win.”“Injuries are part of football. It’s a difficult situation but afterwards I was fine. I do not think about it,” he talked about his injuries.“I did not expect to find myself in this situation by coming here but you never know what can happen. This is a different context for me but we must raise our heads by showing our qualities.”last_img read more

Report Man United agree to sell Fellaini to Shandong Luneng

first_imgManchester United have reportedly agreed on the sale of Marouane Fellaini to Shandong Luneng with the midfielder having been spotted at the airport.The Belgium international has been strongly linked with a transfer to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng since Tuesday.It’s understood that Fellaini has already agreed on personal terms with Shandong Luneng, despite having only signed a new two-year contract at United last summer.Now BBC reports the Red Devils have reached an agreement with Shandong Luneng for Fellaini’s move to the Far East.The report adds that Fellaini has passed his medical and that the transfer should be finalised shortly.The 31-year-old midfielder has been at Old Trafford since the summer of 2013 after his former Everton boss David Moyes signed him for £27.5m on deadline day.Fellaini has been an ever-present figure in the United squad under Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.The Belgian has managed a total of 22 goals and 12 assists in 177 appearances for United across all competitions.He’s also won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Europa League and Community Shield in his five and a half years at the Red Devils.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But, amid calf injury problems, Fellaini has only played for 31 minutes under interim coach Ole Gunner Solskjaer since he was appointed on December 18.And it appears United have decided to cut their losses over Fellaini and sell up while they can still get a good price.On Thursday morning, Fellaini posted an image on his Instagram story at an airport with the caption “Let’s go” to all but confirm he’s heading over to China.Reports suggest that the midfielder is set to agree on a very lucrative deal of £200,000 per week in salary.Whether a deal is announced before tonight’s transfer deadline is unknown as the Chinese Super League deadline is set until February 28, which means neither party are in a hurry to conclude the transfer.”Let’s go”Marouane Fellaini is at an airport, could he be heading for China?#MUFC— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) January 31, 2019last_img read more