Courtois joins Real Madrid as Chelsea confirm Kepa

first_img0Shares0000On the move: Thibaut Courtois is to join European champions Real Madrid © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 8 – Chelsea and Real Madrid agreed terms on Wednesday for the transfer of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois subject to the agreement of personal terms and passing a medical.No fee was revealed for the transfer of the Courtois, who had just one more year to run on his Chelsea contract, although Spanish media claimed that the deal is worth around 35 million euros. Chelsea added in a statement that subject to the completion of the Courtois deal, Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic would join the Blues from Real on a season-long loan.The English giants have been forced into finding a replacement for Courtois, 26, after he failed to report for pre-season training on Monday.Courtois joined Chelsea from Genk in 2011, but spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid before returning to London where he won two Premier League titles in four seasons.And with his two children still resident in the Spanish capital, Courtois’s agent claimed earlier this week family commitments were a motivating factor in forcing a move to the European champions.“He has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid,” Christophe Henrotay told the Sun newspaper.“For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.”Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUJust weeks after Liverpool broke the record transfer fee for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to 72.5 million euros for Brazilian international Alisson Becker, the inexperienced Arrizabalaga, 23, is now set to inherit the title of the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.Earlier on Wednesday, Bilbao confirmed that Arrizabalaga had paid his buyout clause at the league’s headquarters in Madrid to free him from his contract with Athletic.Arrizabalaga has played 53 times in La Liga for Bilbao over the last two seasons, and made his international debut in a 5-0 friendly win over Costa Rica in November 2017.He was also in the Spain squad for the World Cup in Russia as back-up to David De Gea, but has yet to make his competitive debut for Spain.But for a late change of course due to the wishes of former Real boss Zinedine Zidane, Arrizabalaga could have joined Madrid himself in January when his buyout clause was just 20 million euros.However, after that move collapsed, he signed a new seven-year deal with the Basque side that dramatically increased his release clause and has cost Chelsea dear.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Beware of online coupon scams

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBrian Trombley, a product manager for computer security firm McAfee Inc., said phishing scams are shaping up to be an “extraordinary problem” this season. No single giant retailer has been a particular target of holiday attacks; eBay Inc.’s PayPal unit is still an overwhelming target of scammers. “The scammers are getting more and more sophisticated,” Trombley said. “They’re using better English, they’re getting better at copying real sites and making their site look like the real thing.” SAN FRANCISCO – Online shopping scams could become a major security threat in the weeks leading up to Christmas as consumers eagerly type in credit card numbers, click on discount coupons and participate in online promotions, say security experts. Instead of moneysaving deals, e-mailed coupons could lead recipients into “phishing” schemes where the consumer is redirected to a copycat site, whose real purpose is to siphon the user’s credit card information, passwords and other financial data, IBM Corp. security executive Christopher Rouland warned. “That 50 percent-off, one-use coupon could go to a compromised computer in Kazakhstan,” said Rouland, chief technology officer for Internet security systems at Big Blue, which controls more than 1 million “phish trap” e-mail addresses that discovered 867,000 scams in the third quarter. “The quality of malware is very high.” IBM urges online shoppers not to click on links within e-mails that appear to come from an online retailer. Instead, open a new Web browser, go to the retailer’s site, navigate to special coupons or promotions, and see if it’s there. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgOur u/16 girl’s national cup run came to an end at the semi-final stage on Sunday. Despite a committed performance they lost out 3-0 to a very strong Salthill Devon side. The girl’s deserve a lot of credit for their efforts in the competition, having overcome some good sides to reach this far. Emma Toye, Erica Wilson and Zoe Mc Glynn were our best performers on Sunday. Our ladies team face Greencastle Fc in the Ulster cup final, next Sunday in Maginn Park, Buncrana. Our men’s team completed their games in the Brian Mc Cormick cup when they lost 3-0 away to Curragh Athletic. They have a free Sunday this week, with the league starting the following week. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 3,11,17 and 24. Thomas Hamlyn and Robert Mc Connell both had three numbers and won E25 each. Next weeks jackpot is E4525.00.SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS FC NEWS was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 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:SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS FC NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgIntermediate Cup game at Traigh a Loch Mon 23rd Sept 2013Fanad Utd 2 – Bonagee 2 after extra timeFanad 4 – Bonagee 6 after penalty shoot out. This was an evenly contested Cup game on an ideal evening for football at Traigh a Loch. Fanad went into the lead after 35 minutes with a great shot from 20 yards from Hassett. With few chances from both side the half finished with Fanad a goal to the good.Half time Fanad 1 – Bonagee 0Bonagee got off to a great start in the second half with a goal from Appriah on 3 minutes but Fanad came right back at them with a great shot from Mc Veigh on 13 minutes. Again the lead was short lived as Bonagee equalized for the second time with a goal from Rainey on 20 minutes. Fanad did put pressure on the Bonagee side but were deny with a few good saves from Bonagee.Full time Fanad 2 – Bonagee 2 After extra time the result remained 2 all so to the dreaded penalties. The Bonagee keeper was the hero of the night saving twice from Mc Veigh and Boachie-Ansah. The penalty shoot out ended 4-2 in favour of BonageeReferee: Steven Toner has a very good game SOCCER: BONAGEE SEE OFF FANAD IN CUP PENALTY SHOOT-OUT was last modified: September 24th, 2013 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:BonageeCUPFanadlast_img read more


first_imgA place in the quarter-finals of this season’s FAI Ford Cup is the prize for the winners as Finn Harps welcome Cobh Ramblers to Finn Park on Friday evening (kick-off 8pm).And with Harps promotion hopes having suffered a near fatal blow in last Friday’s 2-0 defeat against Waterford United, boss Peter Hutton knows that the Cup is now an important avenue to keep an interest in the season for the club’s supporters.“The Cup game is now even more important to ensure our season stays alive,” said Hutton. “We know given that we are at home that most people will view us as favourites but I know Cobh will come with no fear and actually fancy their chances of progressing also.“They have brought in a few new, more experienced players during the summer window, players like Craig Burns so they will be given due respect,” continued Hutton.In three previous games this season between the two sides, Harps and Cobh have shared thirteen goals.“Cobh are a team that will create chances given they possess the talents of Davin O’Neil, Martin Deady and Kynan Rocks and so will pose a threat. We have had good battles with Cobh over the season and I see this as being no different. “We need to ensure that we are focused and determined to get the job done and if it takes a last minute winner then so be it, as it’s all about progressing to the next round.”Hutton was a disappointed and frustrated manager who watched on from the sidelines last weekend as Harps lost 2-0 to Waterford last season to all but end any hopes they had of making the promotion play-off spots.“I felt we deserved something from the game but unfortunately in football you don’t always get what you deserve. We dominated the game for long spells but our final ball and inability to take those chances that presented themselves cost us dearly.“The concession of the first goal was also hugely frustrating as we had previously conceded two similar goals to Waterford this season and so we had worked on how to prevent similar situations occurring but got caught again. We then chased the game knowing we really needed the win so and really should have been level before conceding a needless penalty.“I must credit the players though as they kept battling away and tried to get back into the game and were certainly not deserving of being on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat.” Harps welcome back Mark Forker who missed last week’s game with Waterford. Sean McCarron, the clubs top goalscorer this season, is also likely to return after recovering from illness.Friday’s game will be the third time the two clubs have met in the FAI Cup, but the first at Finn Park. The previous two meetings were both in St. Colmans Park while Cobh were still a Munster Senior League club. Both games, in 1981 and 1983, were at the quarter-final stage.Harps won the ’81 encounter on a 4-1 scoreline but Ramblers extracted revenge two years later when they won 1-0. The 1983 Cup run by Cobh is best remembered for their semi-final meeting with eventual Cup winners Sligo Rovers which took four games to decide.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: None.Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: D-L-W-L-W-L (7 pts)Cobh Ramblers: D-W-L-W-L-L (7 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six home games against Cobh Ramblers25-May-07 – Finn Harps 0-1 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)28-Sep-07 – Finn Harps 1-0 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)07-Mar-08 – Finn Haprs 2-1 Cobh Ramblers (Premier Division)22-Aug-08 – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (Premier Division)15-Mar-13 – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)28-Jun-13 – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Sean McCarron – 8 (1 in FAI Cup)Kevin McHugh – 7Michael Funston – 3Keith Cowan – 3 (1 in FAI Cup)Mark Forker – 2Thomas McMonagle – 2Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)Aaron O’Hagan – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)16-Aug-13 – AL – Finn Harps 0-2 Waterford United09-Aug-13 – AL – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (Forker 2)02-Aug-13 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps26-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Wexford Youths (McHugh)19-Jul-2013 – AL – Mervue United 4-0 Finn Harps12-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Longford Town28-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (Funston, Cowan)28-Jun-2013 – AL – Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps14-Jun-2013 – AL – Salthill Devon 2-1 Finn Harps (Funston)08-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-3 Athlone Town (Funston, Cowan)31-May-2013 – FAI – Finn Harps 2-1 Wexford Youths (Cowan, McCarron)24-May-2013 – AL – Wexford Youths 2-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)20-May-2013 – LC – Finn Harps 1-1 Derry City (O’Hagan) – Derry win 6-5 on penalties17-May-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Mervue United (McCarron)11-May-2013 – AL – Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (McCarron, McHugh, McDonagh og.)04-May-2013 – AL – Cobh Ramblers 2-2 Finn Harps (McHugh, McCarron)26-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United19-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Salthill Devon (McMonagle)12-Apr-2013 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps05-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Wexford Youths29-Mar-2013 – AL – Mervue United 2-2 Finn Harps (McMonagle, McHugh)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)HARPS HOPING TO SNATCH A PLACE IN FAI CUP QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: August 22nd, 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:Cobh Ramblersfai cupfinn harpslast_img read more

The Key Elements to Learn from Fulham

first_imgAny football team seeks to improve general performance as they prepare for the next season. It requires a positive playing style, excellent football infrastructure, investment in young players to increase their fan base. The year looked promising for Fulham when it won 2018 championship playoffs. However, Fulham had seen things go wrong, especially when their relegation had been on the table. Below are key elements to learn from Fulham’s recent plays if one doesn’t want a replica of their situation in the next season:Rotating defence too muchTo some, it may hardly cross their mind that chemistry is something that any football team should have. However, we can learn this element from Fulham, on how vital it is. During their 33 games this Premier League season, Fulham had 20 different defense line-ups with their three managers as well as goalkeepers. The team regularly switched between back threes, back fours as well as back fives.It nearly took 12 games into the season for the Cottages to name the same backline in consecutive matches. It’s tough to call the same team in the whole season as a result of injuries or teammates needing rest. However, 20 different defensive line ups in 33 games are too much. Looking at this we can say that, a hard time for cohesion as it was also fighting relegation. If you don’t ensure your team has a good rapport, the result will be losing to the opponent team.Fulham’s defensive shortcomings have marred their season so far. [Picture: John Walton/PA Wire]Crazy transfers in the summer One element that football teams should learn from Fulham is avoiding too many transfers in the summer. The team had 12 new footballers some being permanent while others on loan. Seven permanent moves cost the Cottages over 100 million euros which ranged from 30 million euros for Jean Michael Seri and Maxine Le Marchand to 5 million for Fabri. This came back to bite them. They had the pressure from fans and the board to prove the money didn’t go to waste. Jovanovich tried to confirm but there was no cohesion on the pitch. It’s essential that a team has a frugal with their sign-ups during the transfer window to enable them to push for a spot in the Europa league.UnderperformanceRyan Sessegnon was an excellent pick for Fulham’s left position. However, he underperformed in the Premier League. He wasn’t outstanding in the championship. This happened as a result of lack of enough time on the pitch to improve himself. When Ranieri denied him a chance, it led to his underdevelopment at a critical time in his career. Ryan’s average minute went from 76.42 per game to 46.85 per game upon switching of managers. This was not looking pleasant for punters who used sites such as login sbobet to bet on Sessegnon to have an excellent performance. This was a regression that could come back to bite Fulham shortly. Other teams ought to learn from this crucial mistake element.Conclusion These fundamental elements cost Fulham several chances of surpassing their opponents in the premier league season. Punters who used sites such as login sbobet to bet on it weren’t lucky either. However, if other teams learn from Fulham’s mistake, they are sure to emerge victorious in the next season. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

How to Remove Hum in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgWhats that sound? Nothing, if you follow these steps to remove hums and other noises in Final Cut Pro X!Top image via ShutterstockThere’s nothing more frustrating than bringing all of your hard-earned, beautiful footage back to the edit bay, only to have your spirit crushed once the audio starts playing. There it is — the unwanted background noise and infuriating hum, buzzing just behind your Oscar™-worthy character dialogue.Have no fear, video editor! Final Cut offers a few methods to help (even if just a little) get rid of unwanted audio blemishes.Before ImportingYou can start your edit off right by adjusting the unwanted sounds in your audio clip from the moment of import simply by checking the boxes seen above. This is a very basic level of correction; it’s less of a fix and more of a very minor adjustment, a surface-level correction. Still, the cleaner the better, and it never hurts to preemptively tweak a few problems. Here’s what the check-boxes do:Analyze and fix audio problems (flags unwanted hum and noise, marks minor problems with audio)Separate mono and group stereo audio (channels are analyzed and grouped as dual, mono, or stereo)Remove silent channels (Silent channels are removed and those clips are marked as Autoselected)Hum and Noise RemovalThis more in-depth customizer is better for fine-tuning your audio. It lets you control the amount of noise removal that’s applied, and you can turn on each enhancement individually, instead of grouping them together. Be aware — toggling the noise removal dial helps with background noise, but it will also reduce the volume of your vocals.Obviously even using this in-depth customizer won’t completely remove hum and unwanted noise from your project. Nonetheless, if you’re working with irreplaceable audio, you can only do so much, and this option has gotten me out of some hairy situations in the past.Your first encounter with bad audio in post will quickly remind you just how important it is to record good audio during production. For more info on good audio equipment and smart recording habits, check out some of our previous articles on the matter.Hack Your H1 Audio Recorder for $159 Helpful Audio Tricks for Recording Documentary InterviewsThe Best Audio Recorders for Under $300Get Great Location Audio When Working as a One Man Band10 Audio Accessories Under $100 What are your go-to tricks for salvaging bad audio? Share your techniques in the comments below!last_img read more

Ram Madhav to the aid of Mehbooba

first_imgBJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday came to the defence of his party’s coalition partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and its supremo, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was targeted by the Opposition leaders over Tuesday’s incident, when a function attended by Ms. Mufti ended abruptly, ostensibly following protests.While Mr. Madhav did not name National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, he seemed to be referring to his tweets about the incident. “When I saw his [an apparent reference to Mr. Abdullah] statements, it suggested that the lady [Ms. Mufti] was lying about the reasons for the function being disrupted, that there were anti-India protests… if this is the kind of politics that is practiced, it is tantamount to weakening nation’s foundation,” he said.last_img

Inmate’s death: prison officials suspended

first_imgThe Rajasthan government on Thursday removed the Jaipur Central Jail Superintendent and a deputy jailor from duty and placed two other prison officials under suspension following the alleged murder of a Pakistani convict, Shakir Ullah, in a prison cell on Wednesday. A case of murder has been registered against four jail inmates.Shakir Ullah, 50, hailing from Pakistan’s Sialkot, was serving life sentence in the Central Jail here after his conviction under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 2017. He was brought here in 2011 from a Punjab jail, where he was incarcerated as a member of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. He was allegedly killed in a brawl with other inmates.A case was registered at Lal Kothi police station here against the accused – Kulwinder Singh, Manoj Pratap, Bhajan Meena and Ajit Singh – and the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was informed. Inspector-General of Prisons Rupinder Singh is investigating the case.Civil rights groups here have condemned the incident.Jail Superintendent Sanjay Yadav and Deputy Jailor Jagdish Sharma were removed from duty and asked to wait for their new posting orders, while head warden Baidyanath Sharma and warden Ramswaroop were placed under suspension. Rakesh Mohan Sharma has been posted as the new Jail Superintendent.A five-member board conducted the post-mortem under the supervision of a Judicial Magistrate on Thursday and the body of the deceased was kept in the mortuary of the Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital here.Civil rights groups here have condemned the incident, saying Shakir Ullah was murdered as the result of an “increasing hate environment”, the latest trigger being the Pulwama terror attack. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties demanded security for all prisoners, particularly the “vulnerable ones” like the Pakistani and Kashmiri inmates who could become victims of aggression.Security has been stepped up in all the jails in the State where Pakistani nationals are lodged. At present, 18 Pakistani prisoners are lodged in the State’s jails and seven of them are in Jaipur.last_img read more

Bid to disrupt NRC update, says Sonowal

first_imgAssam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday claimed that “negative elements” were trying to disrupt the ongoing process to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and his government was determined to thwart any such attempts. Mr. Sonowal also asked “genuine” Indian citizens not to panic as their concerns would be adequately addressed in the mega exercise aimed at identifying those illegal immigrants who had entered the State after 1971. “There are some negative elements. These negative elements are trying to disrupt the smooth proceedings of the NRC update. The State government is alive to the situation,” he said.“There are some groups which are trying to create unrest in Assam in the name of NRC. Our government is determined to thwart any such attempts,” the Chief Minister said.Mr. Sonowal is in the national capital and he held a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and top officials of the Union Home Ministry to review the present security scenario in the State and preparation to deal with any possible law and order situation which may arise after the publication of the final NRC. ‘Adequate steps’“Both the State and the central government will take adequate steps for peaceful publication of the NRC. I appeal to the people to extend cooperation, the way they did during the publication of the draft last year,” he said. Mr. Sonowal said grievances of all bonafide Indian citizens will be adequately addressed in the update process of the NRC.last_img read more