A CRIMINAL caught red-handed by a quick-thinking traffic Garda with stolen items worth €36,000 has admitted: “I did it.”Brian ‘Mouse’ Ward of 77 Ardkeen, Cavan, and 11A Ard Glass, Letterkenny had originally denied any wrongdoing, despite being caught in van – with all the items on board.He was stopped as he drove out of Letterkenny at the Dry Arch Roundabout last September by Garda Traffic Corps officer Paul McGee. Acting on a tip-off from drugs squad officer Derek Connaughton, Garda McGee pursued a blue Ford van – registration number 04 CN 6132 – as it entered the Letterkenny to Lifford dual carriageway.Gda Magee said Mouse Ward and another man in the vehicle were known to him and he began to investigate the state of the vehicle which was towing a trailer.Inside he found washing machines, Sky TV dishes and €36,000 worth of aluminium, the property of the ESB in Letterkenny.Ward had already pleaded guilty to a range of driving offences connected to the incident and a previous incident in July.Last September he was fined a total of €950 for a range of driving offences and failing to give Gardai a correct name. He was also banned from driving.But Ward denied charges of handling stolen goods.GuiltyHowever at this sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court Ward finally admitted the charges, entering a plea of guilty before Judge Keenan Johnson.Ward, who is under a curfew and banned from associating with convicted criminals, is banned from entering Donegal except for court appearances.He was released under the same conditions to allow a probation report to be prepared.He will be sentenced for his role in the thefts on July 15.GUILTY! MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED AFTER €36K RAID FINALLY ADMITS HE DID IT was last modified: April 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Brian Mouse WardGarda Paul McGeeguiltyletterkennythief
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is most likely to start against Porto after he was rested on the weekend. Photo by Agencies.FC Basel vs Manchester CitySt. Jakob Park, BaselTuesday @10:45pmReferee: Jonas Eriksson(Sweden)Basel looks likely to be without defensive midfielder Luca Zuffi as the Switzerland international struggles with injury, while goalkeeper Germano Vailati remains a long-term absentee.Manchester City may be boosted by the surprise return of German international Leroy Sane who has been included in the match day squad. Gabriel Jesus (knee) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) will both miss Tuesday’s clash.David Silva remains a doubt for the game after he missed Saturday’s 5-1 win against Leicester City with abdominal issues. Record signing Aymeric Laporte is a slight doubt after pulling out of training on Monday.FC Basel finished second in group A which consisted of another Manchester side, Manchester United and will be high in confidence as they defeated City’s sworn enemies 1-0 here a little less than three months ago.For Man City, the table leaders in England cruised through group F winning all but one game and subsequently topping the group.This will be the first meeting between these two sides but Basel have won four of their five home fixtures against English opponents in the competition.The home side will also take confidence in the fact that their opponents have won only one of their six away games at this stage and they(City) have also ever progressed past this round on only one occasion in the past, back in 2015/16 when they where defeated in the semi finals by Real Madrid.It is high time City’s powers are tested fully as they have swept apart their opponents in the domestic league and what better way to prove their worth by toppling the sides they face in Europe. Basel may not be ideal for them at current form but its the huddle they need to get past first on their way to the huge stumbling blocks that await them in the next rounds.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid stand in the way of PSG. Photo by Agencies.Juventus vs Tottenham HotspursAllianz Stadium, TorinoTuesday @10:45pmReferee: Felix Brych(German)Juventus will host the first leg of this tie after finishing behind Barcelona in group D while Spurs topped a strong group H which consisted of two time defending champions Real Madrid and 2013 finalists Borrusia Dortmund.Juventus have to do without a quartet of first team players as star player Paulo Dybala, Midfielders Blaise Matuidi and Juan Cuadrado plus defender Andrea Barzagli. Brazilian winger Douglas Costa is also a doubt as he continues his recovery from a Hamstring injury.Tottenham Hotspurs have been dealt a major blow as defender Toby Alderweireld has not traveled with the team as he eases his recovery from a Hamstring injury suffered in Novenmber. The only other absentees for the North London side are fellow defenders Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters.Juventus are in some form currently despite seating second in the Italian Serie A as the Turin side have conceded only one goal in their last 16 matches in all competitions and in the process won 14 of them whilst drawing the other two.This will be the first competitive meeting between the clubs but this fixture sees one of four teams still unbeaten in the competition(Spurs) take on a Juventus who have lost only two of their past 19 Champions League games (v Real Madrid in last season’s final and Barcelona in this season’s group stages), winning 12 and drawing five.Tottenham have reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the second time in three appearances but have never progressed further than the quarter-finals. For Juventus, they enter into the game unbeaten at home in the competition for the last 22 games since Bayern Munich beat them in Turin, back in April 2013.It will be a huge test for Mauricio Pocchetino’s men against another giant in Europe after humbling Real Madrid in the group stages and if they can manage to eliminate Juventus, who knows where their adventure may lead them.Leroy Sane has been included in the team to face Basel on Tuesday night. Photo by Agencies.FC Porto vs Liverpool FCEstadio Do Dragao, PortoWednesday @10:45pmReferee: Daniele Orsato(Italy).Porto will be hoping to have Ivan Marcano available. The defender has a thigh problem and his absense could leave Porto paper thin at the back as Fabiano is a long-term absentee with a cruciate ligament injury and Felipe Monteiro is suspended. Midfielder Andre Andre will also miss out with an ankle injury, while Danilo Pereira and leading scorer Vincent Aboubakar are both doubtful.For Liverpool, they will be without Midfielder Emre Can who serves a one match suspension and Nathanial Clyne a long term absentee but defender Alberto Moreno is in contention after recovering from Injury. Jordan Henderson is expected to start after he was rested for Saturday’s 2-0 win at Southampton but Jurgen Klopp will also be hoping to have Joe Gomez available again.Despite winning only half of their group stage matches, Liverpool managed to top Group E above Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor as for Porto, the Portuguese side finished as runners-up in a difficult Group G, above RB Leipzig and Monaco, but behind Besiktas.Porto haven’t lost a single competitive match since the group stages ended either, winning 12 of their 14 matches and taking themselves to 2nd in the Primeira Liga, just a point behind leaders Benfica. However, during this time they haven’t faced a side of Liverpool’s quality, and this will be a huge test for them. The visitors are in fine form at the moment as well, beating Southampton at the weekend to make it seven wins from their last ten competitive matches.The two side have met once in the Champions league before as they played out a 1-1 draw here before Liverpool won the return leg at Anfiled 4-1 during the 2007/08 group stages.Neymar has greatly improved PSG but they face a major test when the French league leaders take on Real Mdrid at the Bernabue. Photo by Agencies.Real Madrid vs PSGEstadio Santiago Bernabeu, MadridWednesday @10:45pm Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)Los Blancos will be missing the vital services of their incredible right-back Dani Carvajal due to a card suspension and will also be without defender Vallejo to a hamstring injury. Dani Ceballos should return from a sprained ankle on February 8, but he is expected to be on the bench while Gareth Bale should make a proper start after a long season of injuries and make a major impact.The Parisians have no significant injury except that of Ben Arfa. Midfielder Thiago Motta has come back and came on as a sub in the cup game against Sochaux.PSG manager Unai Emery will have a pleasant selection headache while selecting his three forwards in his preferred 4-3-3 formation from Di Maria, Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar. Di Maria if selected will be facing his former side and looking at his recent form which has seen him score five goals in his last three starts, he will surely be a handful for Real’s porous defence that has conceded eight goals in their last five outings.The last time the two teams faced competitively was in the group stages two seasons ago. However, the form and quality of the two teams at the moment is vastly different as the French side have added one of the best players in the world, Neymar and have enjoyed better form in the league and Europe.Real Madrid are enduring one of their worst seasons in recent memory, although the defending Champions League holders are still in contention to win a third straight European Cup. Zinedine Zidane’s side remain 4th in La Liga following Saturday’s 5-2 win over Real Sociedad. By Madrid’s standards, their recent record of 4 wins in their last nine is well below par.Real Madrid pose a serious question to PSG: do they have the mental capacity to knock out one of European football’s big boys? PSG have never reached the semifinals of the Champions League but start off as slight favorites as Los Blancos love affair with the Champions League will make them hard to write offComments
Liverpool boss Klopp: Napoli can win Champions Leagueby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Napoli are good enough to win the Champions League.The Reds and defending champions suffered a humbling 2-0 loss to the Italian outfit in Naples.Goals from Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente were enough to give Napoli the win.Speaking about the game and Napoli, Klopp said to the club’s official website: “They can win the competition, that’s how it is. “If you have a good plan, if you have good players, which is what they obviously have, then they can win the competition. “We experienced that you don’t have to be the best team in the world to win the Champions League. “You have to be in the right moment, you need to be lucky in some situations and when there’s only two guys in the room that think it’s a penalty you still have to accept that’s a penalty, but that’s all. “They can win the competition, of course.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer says Liverpool team to beat in title raceby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland legend Alan Shearer can’t see Liverpool being caught at the top of the Premier League table.He wrote for BBC Sport: “It is only the start of October, but Liverpool’s eight-point lead at the top of the table already looks ominous for Manchester City.”Yes, City’s injuries have hurt them – they have been nowhere near as solid as usual defensively, and they lacked a creative spark in Sunday’s shock home defeat by Wolves too.”But, regardless of what their rivals are doing, to come out and win their first eight Premier League games of the season has been a fantastic response from the Reds after they went so close to winning the title last term.”There has been no hint of a hangover from that near miss.”Instead, Jurgen Klopp’s side have thrown the gauntlet down to City, and now they are definitely the team to beat in the title race.”
Tom Herman Haters Gonna HateTom Herman may now the head coach at Houston, but he certainly hasn’t forgotten his roots with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Friday night, Herman, who coached at OSU under Urban Meyer from 2012 to 2014, came to the defense of his former colleague Zach Smith, who was portrayed negatively in a recent Michigan recruiting pamphlet. He wasn’t messing around either.In the pamphlet, which you can check out here, Michigan lists a number of statistics meant to prove that its assistant coach, Jedd Fisch, is a better alternative to Smith when it comes to player development. Smith responded on Twitter with a number of tweets, trashing the Wolverines program. Herman chimed in with some tweets trashing Fisch. Check this out:Gloves are off. I’d be proud to have @CoachZachSmith coach TD or Maverick. How many Gold Pants does that guy have? https://t.co/5cnV2mLV9H— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, 2015.@CoachZachSmith #TheChampIsHere pic.twitter.com/YbIRjQHfKN— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, 2015.@CoachZachSmith pic.twitter.com/hlrLQyGHOl— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, 2015.@CoachZachSmith, 5 yrs full-time=52-14. TTUN guy, 6 yrs=41-60. I want my son to play 4 a winner & Nat. Champ #Facts pic.twitter.com/o8n2YrJamA— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, 2015If you’re wondering, Fisch’s 41-60 record is a combination of the years he’s put in with the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Hurricanes and Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s an odd stat.Forget Ohio State vs. Michigan. Can we get a Houston vs. Michigan game sometime soon?
ESPN PlayoffThe college football preview of ESPN The Magazine has been released. In the magazine are a number of predictions for the 2016 season. Twitter/Playoff.Among them: a College Football Playoff forecast. ESPN college football expert Brad Edwards has made his prediction for the playoff and the New Year’s Six bowls. Here’s ESPN The Magazine‘s College Football Playoff:No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 4 WashingtonNo. 2 LSU vs. No. 3 ClemsonHere’s ESPN The Magazine‘s national championship:No. 1 Oklahoma over No. 3 Clemson. The rest of the New Year’s Six bowls:Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Houston vs. Notre DameCapital One Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. AlabamaRose Bowl: Michigan vs. USCAllstate Sugar Bowl: Tennessee vs. TCUThe full magazine is on newsstands now. [ESPN]
Credit: CC0 Public Domain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: For Generation Z, iPhone, Apple have the most buzz while Coke and Pepsi are fizzling (2018, August 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-iphone-apple-coke-pepsi-fizzling.html ©2018 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. In Brief: Pepsi and Coke contain pesticides Explore further For retailers, Generation Z is a force to be reckoned with. The post-Millennial group, generally regarded as the 86 million people born between 1997 and 2016, is expected to represent 40 percent of all shoppers by 2020, and currently influences $600 billion of family spending.When it comes to what’s hot—and what’s not—chatter matters. Conversations, both through social media and in person, spark 19 percent of purchases, according to Engagement Labs, a data and analytics company that helps marketers.”You see an advertisement, people know it’s a paid endorsement,” says Brad Fay, Engagement Labs chief commercial officer. “It’s only got so much credibility….The most powerful messages are ones that come from someone you know.”Based on surveys of 6,736 teens over 12 months that asked them what they spoke about in the previous 24 hours, Engagement Labs found that the top talkers were the gadgets, beverages and snack foods that bring young people together.”One of the things we find about Generation Z is it’s an incredibly social generation,” Fay says. While Apple and Samsung create devices that allow teens to connect, “Coca Cola, McDonalds and Pepsi are all brands you typically consume with other people face to face, so they, too, could be thought of as social brands.”But the popularity of some products may be waning with this health-conscious group. The percentage of young people talking about Pepsi on an average day has plunged 49 percent since 2013. Coke slipped 21 percent in the same time period.”Both Coke and Pepsi are taking significant declines,” Fay says, “and I think that is symptomatic of a shift away from the more sugary types of beverages toward a wider diversity of healthier types of beverages.” McDonald’s also experienced a slight 2 percent dip.Here are the brands that generate the most buzz.Gen Z’s Top Eight: 1. iPhone 18 percent 2. Apple 15 percent 3. Coke 14.6% 4. Samsung 12.1% 5. Nike 11.2% 6. McDonald’s 11% 7. Walmart 7.9% 8. Pepsi 6.3% *Percentages reflect the number of teenagers who speak about the brand on an average day.What products are you and your friends talking about most? Share it with us on social