The Abbey Hotel are off to Vegas!

first_imgThe Abbey Hotel team are singing ‘Viva Las Vegas’ this week after winning a once in a lifetime trip to a major event in Las Vegas.The Donegal Town hotel was awarded Coca-Cola HBC’s coveted prize to visit The Nightclub and Bar Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year.The show is America’s most influential gathering of bar and nightlife professionals. The Abbey Hotel is Donegal’s first ever winner of Coca Cola’s competition to send Irish representatives to the innovative expo. Bar Manager Andrew Quinn and Sales & Marketing Manager Elaine McInaw will have their flights, accommodation and event tickets covered, thanks to Coca Cola.Pictured presenting the prize is Coca-Cola HBC’s Stephen King with the Abbey Hotel’s General Manager Danny O’Donnell, along side Sales & Marketing Manager Elaine McInaw and Bar Manager Andrew Quinn who will avail of the prize on behalf of the hotel.The Abbey Hotel established in the 1940s with the Abbey Bar established in 1948. It soon became renowned as the No 1 entertainment hub in the Northwest. It’s a meeting point renowned for top entertainment including Saturday Rock Nights, Country Music Weekends as well as traditional sessions throughout the year in addition to great food and delicious cocktails in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Guests can choose between bars over 3 floors including Sky Nightclub. The hotel is home to the Market House Restaurant famous for its “Steak on the Stone” and speciality gins from the wine and gin bar. The hotel has always been a proud sponsor of local clubs and sports teams with a strong association with Donegal GAA. One of the hotel’s proudest moments was when the Donegal Team returned to the Abbey Bar in 1992 with the First Donegal All-Ireland Cup. The Abbey Hotel was famed throughout Ireland and became known as the Home of Donegal Football where teams and supporters have been returning ever since.Speaking on the latest award, a hotel spokesperson said: “We are thrilled that we have won Coca-Cola HBC’s popular Christmas incentive for hotels, restaurants and catering customers, such a prestigious prize with flights, accommodation and tickets to one of the world’s most influential gatherings of bar and nightlife professionals at the convention in Las Vegas and to be the National Winners of the Competition with Coca Cola bringing this prize to Donegal, another first for Donegal. “Our present owners bought the hotel in the 1990’s and have invested heavily in the hotel.“We pride ourselves on our friendly professional service and warm Donegal welcome and are very proud to carry on that tradition with Coca Cola as a Premium Brand. “It says a lot when two well- known and successful companies can come together and have a mutually beneficial working relationship which helps both parties to further their business interests. “Bar Manager Andrew Quinn & Sales & Marketing Manager Elaine McInaw are thrilled to have the opportunity to attend America’s Largest Bar Expo in Las Vegas thanks to Coca Cola.”www.abbeyhoteldonegal.comThe Abbey Hotel are off to Vegas! was last modified: February 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:abbey hotel donegalLas Vegaslast_img read more


first_imgA heart-broken family is jumping for joy after being reunited with their pet collie – five days after it fled during a lightning storm.Jessie, a black and white collie, disappeared from its Letterkenny home last Thursday morning after it chewed its way out of its enclosure.Her heartbroken owners Stephen and Louise McElhinney and their children searched high and low for the dog as well as mounting a poster campaign…aided by But five days after the dog went missing, the Tullygay family feared the worst.However there was great news last night when the dog was found near the White Stone monument at Dooen near New Mills – a short distance from the family home.Stephen, who had contacted to ask readers to look out for Jessie, said the dog is in good health and they are just delighted to have her back.“It’s a great early Christmas present. She must have been terrified after the storm. “The kids are so delighted and we’re all just glad she’s back with us now and hasn’t been hurt.“Our family is back together again,” he said.BREAKING NEWS: MISSING COLLIE JESSIE RETURNS HOME AFTER 5 DAYS! was last modified: November 29th, 2011 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:DOGfoundJESSIEletterkennymissing dog foundTullygaylast_img read more


first_imgA man has been arrested and questioned in Letterkenny following an incident in the Oldtown area of the town.The man was reported to be loitering suspiciously near the rear of a house.Gardai were called and in a follow-up operation the man was arrested. The man, who is in his early 40s, was later released without charge.We are prevented form saying more about the nature of the alleged offence because of possible legal proceedings. MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN LETTERKENNY AREA was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 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)last_img read more

This week’s college games

first_img CS Dominguez Hills at Cal Poly Pomona, 7 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at San Jacinto, 5 p.m.; Victor Valley at Chaffey, 5 p.m.; Mt. SAC at El Camino, 6 p.m.; Orange Coast at Riverside Community, 7 pm. Men’s soccer TODAY Volleyball Women’s water polo L.A. Valley at Citrus, 4:30 p.m.; Mt. SAC at Long Beach, 3 p.m. Wrestling Mt. SAC at East L.A., 7 p.m.; Victor Valley at Golden West Dual Tournament FRIDAY Volleyball Cal Poly SLO at UC Riverside, 7 p.m.; Cal State San Bernardino at Cal State L.A., 7 p.m.; CMS at Redlands, 7:30 p.m.; La Verne at Cal Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.; Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer, 7:30 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Rio Hondo, 5 p.m.; Victor Valley at Mt. San Jacinto, 5 p.m.; Citrus at Hancock, 7 p.m.; Mt. SAC at East L.A., 7 p.m.; Riverside Community at Santa Ana, 7 p.m. Men’s soccer CS Stanislaus at Cal Poly Pomona, 4:30 p.m.; Monterey Bay at Cal State San Bernardino, 4 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Rio Hondo, 4 p.m.; Chaffey at Victor Valley, 4 p.m.; Citrus at Moopark, 4 p.m.; Cerritos at Mt. SAC, 6 p.m. Women’s soccer CS Stanislaus at Cal Poly Pomona, 7 p.m.; Monterey Bay at Cal State San Bernardino, 1:30 p.m.; Pacific at UC Riverside, 3 p.m.; Mt. San Jacinto at San Bernardino Valley, 4 p.m.; Chaffey at Rio Hondo, 2 p.m.; Mt. SAC at Cerritos, 4 p.m.; Riverside Community at Saddleback, 3 p.m.; Victor Valley at Antelope Valley, 7 p.m. Men’s water polo Claremont Convergence Tournament (at CMS/Pomona-Pitzer), all day – includes Redlands, La Verne; Citrus Tournament, all day. Women’s water polo Citrus at Pasadena Tournament Cross country Western States prelim (at Canyons), 3:30 p.m. SATURDAY Football La Verne at Redlands, 7 p.m.; Lewis & Clark College at CMS, 1 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at San Diego Mesa, 5 p.m.; Grossmont at Chaffey, 5 p.m.; Antelope Valley at Victor Valley, 1 p.m. Volleyball Cal State San Bernardino at CS Bakersfield, 7 p.m.; Juniata (Penn.) at La Verne, 6 p.m.; UC Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, 7 p.m. Men’s soccer Redlands at CMS, 11 a.m.; La Verne at Whittier, 11 a.m.; Cal Lutheran at Pomona-Pitzer, 11 a.m.; UC Riverside at UC Davis, 1 p.m. Women’s soccer CMS at Redlands, 11 a.m.; Whittier at La Verne, 11 a.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at Cal Lutheran, 11 a.m. Cross county Alaska Invitational (at Anchorage), 10 a.m. – Includes Cal Poly Pomona; Irvine Invitational (includes Mt. SAC). Men’s water polo Claremont Convergence Tournament (at CMS/Pomona-Pitzer), all day – includes La Verne, Redlands; Citrus Tournament, all day. Women’s water polo Citrus at Pasadena Tournament Wrestling Santa Ana Tournament (includes Mt. SAC), all day. SUNDAY Men’s soccer Chico St. at Cal Poly Pomona, 12:30 p.m. Women’s soccer Chico St. at Cal Poly Pomona, 3 p.m.; CS Northridge at UC Riverside, 1 p.m. MONDAY Women’s golf Western States Conference (at Olivas Park), 11 a.m. TUESDAY Volleyball Chapman at Redlands, 7:3 p.m.; Moorpark at Citrus, 7 p.m. Men’s soccer Cal Poly Pomona at CS Dominguez Hills, 4:30 p.m.; Victor Valley at San Bernardino Valley, 4 p.m.; Chaffey at Desert, 4 p.m.; Oxnard at Citrus, 4 p.m.; Mt. SAC at Long Beach, 4 p.m.; Riverside Community at Santiago Canyon, 3 p.m. Women’s soccer Cal Poly Pomona at CS Dominguez Hills, 7 p.m.; Desert at San Bernardino Valley, 3 p.m.; Citrus at L.A. Valley, 4 p.m.; Long Beach at Mt. SAC, 6 p.m.; Santiago Canyon at Riverside Community, 3 p.m.; Rio Hondo at Victor Valley, 3 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cal State San Bernardino at UC San Diego, 7 p.m.; Caltech at Redlands, 4 p.m.; La Verne at Cal Lutheran, 4 p.m.; CMS at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 p.m. Women’s soccer Cal State San Bernardino at UC San Diego, 4:30 p.m.; Chapman at Redlands, 1 p.m.; Cal Lutheran at La Verne, 4 p.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at CMS, 7 p.m. Men’s water polo George Washington at CMS, 7:30 p.m.; L.A. Valley at Citrus, 3 p.m.; Mt. SAC at Long Beach, 4 p.m. last_img read more

At $30.5 million, plenty of people see ‘Saw’ sequel

first_imgHorror swung a sharper blade than Zorro at the box office. With Halloween at hand, the bloody “Saw II” won the weekend with $30.5 million, almost double the $16.5 million opening of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones’ swashbuckling sequel “The Legend of Zorro,” according to studio estimates Sunday. The weekend’s other big-name wide releases had so-so premieres. “Prime,” starring Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep in a romance between a 30-something woman and a younger man, debuted at No. 3 with $6.4 million. Nicolas Cage’s “The Weather Man,” in which he plays a materially successful TV forecaster whose personal life is a tempest of disorder, opened at No. 6 with $4.3 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hollywood’s box office slump abated from the double-digit percentage declines of recent weekends, though receipts still were down. The top 12 movies took in $86.3 million, off 6.5 percent from the same weekend last year. “Saw II,” featuring Donnie Wahlberg as a cop drawn into a deadly game with the serial killer of the 2004 horror hit “Saw,” easily outdid the original movie’s $18.3 million opening over last Halloween weekend. Distributor Lions Gate, which acquired the low-budgeted “Saw” at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, rushed ahead to get the sequel in theaters just a year after the original’s release. “Saw” did a respectable $55.2 million at the domestic box office, but the sequel got a big boost from fans who discovered the franchise on DVD. “A lot of talk is devoted to the theatrical moviegoing experience being like a warm-up for the DVD release,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. “In this case, the DVD release of the first film was a warm-up for the huge debut of the sequel. Plus, it’s a no-brainer. It’s Halloween weekend.” “The Legend of Zorro,” with Banderas’ masked swordsman fighting a secret society aiming to ravage the United States amid California’s statehood drive in 1850, came in well behind the 1998 summer hit “The Mask of Zorro,” which opened with $22.3 million. Considering ticket prices are up about one-third since then, “Legend of Zorro” drew only about half the crowds domestically as the first movie over opening weekend. Distributor Sony noted that solid returns in Latin America and Europe offset the weaker showing for “Legend of Zorro” on the home front. In about 50 international markets, the sequel took in $27 million, up 22 percent from the debut of “Mask of Zorro” in those same countries, said Rory Bruer, Sony head of distribution. “In regards to how you go about releasing your film, it’s just a matter of what brings the most dollars in box office, whether domestic or worldwide,” Bruer said. TOP MOVIES Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Saw II,” $30.5 million. 2. “The Legend of Zorro,” $16.5 million. 3. “Prime,” $6.4 million. 4. “Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story,” $6.3 million. 5. “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” $4.4 million. 6. “The Weather Man,” $4.3 million. 7. “Doom,” $4.1 million. 8. “North Country,” $3.65 million. 9. “The Fog,” $3.3 million. 10. “Flightplan,” $2.6 million. 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

Eagles in control at midway point

first_imgIf the first half of the season is any indication, the Humboldt Eagles 17-under American Legion team will be hard to stop again this summer.The Eagles feature players from Eureka High and St. Bernard’s, the two local league champions this past spring, and have been the most dominant of all the summer legion and semi-pro teams in the area this year.They have lost just once to 17-under opponents and have stormed their way to an impressive 23-2 record.“I’m ecstatic about the way the guys are …last_img read more

Has Martech Made Things Too Complicated?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#data#declared data#marketing#martech#Mobile First The arrival of martech was heralded as the next stage of marketing. These platforms enabled marketers to gather endless reams of data so they could reconfigure their approach and boost their conversions. The theory was that the better businesses got to know their customers, the more appealing they could make their offers.What actually happened was that businesses gathered an overwhelming amount of data — and had a hard time determining what was truly valuable. “Companies began collecting all sorts of data because they quite frankly didn’t know what may end up being useful — or when or how!” Karl Van den Bergh, chief marketing officer at data platform DataStax, said. “Many went overboard in collecting data that has since proved meaningless to improve customer experience, expand markets or offer new services.”Martech and its massive data load have created undue complexity around identifying consumer preferences and intent. Every brand has the opportunity to use its digital spend to get closer to its customers, but most aren’t taking advantage of it. Declared data platform Jebbit thinks the key lies in what martech isn’t doing: building a relationship with the customer.Behavior Doesn’t Necessarily Indicate IntentionJebbit’s co-founders, CEO Tom Coburn and president Jonathan Lacoste, realized that martech was adding layers to what marketers needed to know: How do we understand customers’ motivations and anticipate their needs? Martech platforms were assembling large quantities of transactional data; while it was firsthand information, it left a lot of holes to be filled.Marketers, after all, knew when a customer purchased something, how much he paid, and what the product was. But they didn’t know why he bought the item or what the likelihood was that he would do it again. “Instead of simply asking a consumer what he wanted, we captured as much data as we could about what he did to try to predict what he might want next,” explains Coburn. “Marketers were overburdened and their processes were overcomplicated to make them think they needed tech they didn’t to solve a problem with a simple solution: Ask the consumer what he wants.”It may not be surprising, then, that the idea underpinning Jebbit — to speak to the consumer directly — came from two founders outside the industry. Coburn and Lacoste, realizing that most marketers today rely on third-party data, researched the inaccuracies of third-party data and the problems associated with capturing information from consumers themselves. Most online options weren’t engaging, simply asking consumers to fill in dots to win a shot at a prize; offline methods, like focus groups, faced the challenge of people falling into groupthink. And, perhaps most importantly, scale was an issue: Everyone is trying to achieve the holy grail of 1:1 marketing, but businesses can’t do that on an insight or inference from a focus group that’s applied to a whole external audience.One-on-one questions and interactions, however, don’t incentivize bad information — there’s no one to impress and no potential prize to lose. What’s at stake, however, is more of what consumers don’t want: products missing crucial features or ads showcasing items the consumer will never buy again. Jebbit’s team looked for ways to gather information that felt informative, not invasive; they knew that allowing consumers to opt in would enable the brand to capture psychographic information in an honest manner. And with that trust, its platform can ask questions to get to the underlying motivations of any purchase a consumer has made or plans to make.“In reality, the data most martech platforms offer is based on the past or the present,” Coburn explains. “It doesn’t deal in the future; it doesn’t ask people what they’ll do next. So martech has lulled marketers into thinking they’re focusing on the future when they’re really working in the past.”Why Declared Data Stands to Change the Data Vendor LandscapeJebbit’s focus on declared data, or data actively provided by consumers, envisions a future in which marketers have less data, but the data they have is high-quality. By eliminating concerns related to data misappropriation, the platform aims to create a transparent experience that delivers personalized offers and content to consumers.Jebbit recently ran a small consumer study to assess how accurate consumers felt the data marketers were using to feed them offers was. The result? Not too accurate. That hurt their trust in those brands, and it ensured neither side of the equation was getting what it wanted. Coburn says that declared data’s strength comes from two factors: how it collects information and what it answers.“Brands can ask anything they want to know or see value from,” he says. “For example, if Southwest is asking what type of traveler you are, Southwest can capture that from an interactive mobile-first web experience, resulting in personalized ads later. Behavioral data infers, and this method gets rid of that unnecessary complexity by letting brands engage personally with customers.” Not only does that give brands information to activate in the future, but it also enables them to directly influence the affinity a consumer has for the brand.Jebbit’s worked with brands like Cathay Pacific Airways. Cathay Pacific Airways ran several Jebbit experiences to capture where visitors might want to go next to give them personalized sets of routes Cathay Pacific runs. The airline went beyond consumers’ searched destinations into discovery. By combining recommendations with personalized offers, the company saw increased consideration.“Declared data takes really simple data points that have traditionally been hard to scale at large,” Coburn explains, “and makes those points relevant. It creates a competitive data set, and it allows the brand to build its own differentiated first-party data. It puts the money-making power back in brands’ hands.”Martech may have been viewed as the savior of marketing, enabling the art of marketing to meet with science. But martech platforms have provided so much data that they may have become a hindrance rather than a help. Declared data looks to simplify what’s become overly complicated and make consent-based marketing the rule, not the exception. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck How Data Analytics Can Save Lives AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWritelast_img read more

Stephen Curry Picked Giannis Antetokounmpo in NBA’s 1st All-Star Draft

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James got Kevin Durant and reunited with Kyrie Irving in the NBA’s first All-Star draft.Stephen Curry picked James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s top two scorers, and grabbed his other two Golden State teammates in the selections Thursday.The draft was not televised, and neither James nor Curry would reveal who they chose first when they were interviewed on TNT when the rosters were unveiled. However, Durant later said that he had been the No. 1 selection.James was among those who said fans should have watched the proceedings and his decision to draft Irving could have made for a must-see moment. The point guard asked out of Cleveland last summer and the Cavaliers traded him to conference rival Boston.“Kyrie was available on the draft board, he’s one of the best point guards we have in our league,” James said. “It was an easy choice for me.”James and Curry will be the captains Feb. 18 in Los Angeles for the first NBA All-Star Game that doesn’t use the Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format.James had the No. 1 pick as a result of earning the most votes in fan balloting, while Curry had the first pick in the reserve round after the starters were selected. He passed on Russell Westbrook, the NBA MVP who instead ended up on Team LeBron.The league is hoping that trying something new will bring back some old-school intensity that has been absent from the last two games, when the West nearly scored 200 points.James also took the New Orleans duo of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. His other reserves are Cleveland teammate Kevin Love, Washington guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Kristaps Porzingis of New York.After taking starters Joel Embiid of Philadelphia and DeMar DeRozan of Toronto, Curry rounded out his roster with Warriors teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Portland’s Damian Lillard, and Boston’s Al Horford.The league was widely criticized for not televising the draft, a decision that was made to protect players from any embarrassment over being chosen last.“The fans should have been a part of this for sure and everybody who loves the game,” James said, “but it’s the first year and I think it’s going to be pretty cool going into the future.”Team LeBron has all five players in the game who have won All-Star Game MVP awards: James (2006, 2008), Westbrook (2015, 2016), Davis (2017), Durant (2012) and Irving (2014).___BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball WriterMore AP NBA: Shareslast_img read more

France, Uruguay … let the battle commence: World Cup Fiver

first_img Facebook Share on Twitter England in training on Friday. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA In short, The Fiver has long been charmed by Uruguayan players’ simultaneously life-affirming and homicidal determination to stand up for themselves. It is, of course, at its most endearing when they feel most threatened so The Fiver was concerned when the country’s manager, Óscar Tabárez, spoke in the buildup to Friday’s first Ethics World Cup quarter-final about his Francophilia. Tabárez revealed that he went to a French school, has visited the country many times and cherishes the various links between French and Uruguayan football. “That is why, although they will be our big rival [on Friday], they can never be our enemies,” he chirped ominously.Antoine Greizmann was at it, too. The France striker devoted his match preview to declaring himself to be not only the anti-Phil Neville – an enthusiastic drinker of maté – but a lover of all things Uruguayan, even a paid-up member of the Peñarol fan club. He explained he developed his passion thanks to the friendships he has formed with the many Uruguayan team-mates he has had in his career, particularly Diego Godín, who is the godfather of his daughter and will be marking him on Friday. “I almost feel Uruguayan,” simpered Griezmann. All very unsettling for neutrals hoping for a spectacular quarter-final.Fortunately there’s at least one man on whom we can always rely to set the right tone. “The reality is he doesn’t know how it feels to be Uruguayan,” roared Luis Suárez when told of Griezmann’s goodwill. “He doesn’t know the efforts you have to make, what you have to give.” That’s more like it! Let the battle commence.LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Barry Glendenning from 3pm BST for hot MBM coverage of Uruguay 1-1 France (4-3 on pens, aet), while Scott Murray will be on hand at 7pm for Brazil 2-1 Belgium.QUOTE OF THE DAY“As a team player he always sees that every action is the end of the world and that makes him a warrior and someone that every coach and manager would love to have in his team” – given Belgium’s embarrassment of riches, it was no great surprise to hear one of their number extolled in this way. De Bruyne? Lukaku? Mertens? Hazard? Er, no, Bobby M was describing none other than … Marouane Fellaini.RECOMMENDED LOOKINGIt’s your boy, David Squires, on the Ethics World Cup. Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Facebook Twitter LUIS ATTAQUENo matter what anyone says, The Fiver is no Albert Camus. So we’re not certain what the Nobel laureate was driving at when he declared: “All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.” But we think he meant he was a big Uruguay fan.That’s the country to which The Fiver looks for moral guidance anyway, and not just since they legalised the use of Giddy Leaves. Consider, for instance, the instructive time in 1925 when Uruguay were playing in Argentina and home fans began lobbing stones at the visitors’ best player, José Leandro Andrade. The whole Uruguay team picked up the rocks and flung them straight back. A riot ensued, the match was abandoned and one of the players was arrested. But a valuable lesson was learned about not messing with Uruguayans. And, of course, most of that gifted team went on to win the first World Cup, a sensational achievement for a country containing fewer people than an average rush-hour train in England. World Cup Fiver World Cup Pinterest Twitter Read more Facebook Twitter Share on LinkedIn RECOMMENDED LISTENINGHere’s the latest World Cup Football Daily podcast, with Max Rushden and co, and you can find it in this general area every matchday evening.SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism [the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – Fiver Ed] is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us. In return we can hopefully arm you with the kind of knowledge that makes you sound slightly less uninformed during those hot reactive gegenpress chats you so enjoy. And if you think what we do is enjoyable [again, etc and so on – Fiver Ed], please help us keep coming back here to give you more of the same.FIVEЯ LETTERS“We get it. The FiveЯ managed to predict the result of the England v Colombia game in the manner of a stopped clock. Does that really justify publishing the same letter twice, albeit in slightly amended format?” – Tim Birdsall (and 1,056 others). [Yes and this makes thrice – FiveЯ Ed].“At first read, Tom Barneby’s World Plate idea (yesterday’s FiveЯ letters) sounded great, but after a Tin or two’s worth of contemplation I realised it would leave the door open to teams who can’t qualify to rest players for their final group game a la England v Belgium. If South Korea had saved their better players against Germany we’d potentially have been robbed of the best moment of the World Cup so far. However, after Tin Nos 4, 5 and a glance at the TV schedule, it started to seem like a good idea again” – Philip C0ckburn.“Last night I dreamt that I grew 11 thick talons on my feet which I was unable to trim. All of a sudden, Gary Neville walked into the room, sat down, told me to relax, and then promptly trimmed and manicured all 11 toes. This is quite obviously a message from the footballing gods. So I have withdrawn my life savings and stuck it on Valencia to win La Liga” – Michael O’Donnell.Send your letters to And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our letter o’the day and, with it, a copy of World Cup Nuggets by Richard Foster is … Rollover.BITS AND BOBSWaistcoat ambassador Gareth Southgate is keeping a close knack-watch on his England squad before their quarter-final with Sweden. “Oddly enough, when it gets to these games, they’re not always as honest as they might be about how fit they are,” he tooted. “So you’ve got to have a racehorse trainer’s eye at times.” From stylistic perfection to mutiny: the history of France v Uruguay.Paul Doyle on how Gareth Southgate has risen above the blather.Nick Ames on T1te.A chat with Brazil’s 2002 World Cup-winner Lúcio.Samara: the once-closed city opening its doors to fans. Nick Ames reports.The loneliness that comes with loving Tomas Brolin. By Marcus Christenson.More on the “Brolin-Dahlin-Brolin” Euro 92 game, from Ed Aarons.The Dozen: our pick of the best last-16 pictures from Russia 2018.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!THE GENERAL STATE OF IT Share on Facebook Share via Email Wigan legend Andreas Granqvist has got his eye on England after wife Sophie gave birth to their second child. “[She] did a wonderful job back home,” he cheered. “Everything went well and both baby daughter and wife are doing really well.”Vlad Putin reckons Russia 2018 has helped debunk stereotypes about the country. “People have seen that Russia is a hospitable country, a friendly one for those who come here,” he roared. “I’m sure that an overwhelming majority of people who came will leave with the best feelings and memories of our country and will come again many times.”Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov believes messages from Vladdy P are providing extra motivation for him and his players. Bet they do. “Putin has been calling me,” he cooed. “It is just an extra boost in terms of motivation.”And non-World Cup dept: like a desperate Love Island contestant, West Ham are ready to have their heart broken by Dimitri Payet once again.STILL WANT MORE?The Joy of Six: World Cup goal celebrations. World Cup 2018 What is ‘shithousery’? And why it’s the World Cup’s biggest problem Football features Oh aye. Illustration: David Squires/The Guardian Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Just the 24 years ago. Photograph: Mark Leech/Getty Images Pinterest Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

FGS ‘Hessen’ Assists ‘Yemeni …

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom On Friday 10 January, EU Naval Force warship FGS Hessen gave assistance to a Yemeni Dhow that was adrift and suffering from technical problems off the coast of Yemen.FGS Hessen, who was conducting EU counter piracy patrols, was alerted by the Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconaissance Aircraft (MPRA) that the dhow was drifting and surrounded by an oil slick. FGS Hessen was tasked to provide assistance on completion of a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with UK ship, RFA Wave RulerFGS Hessen was able to reach the stranded dhow within a couple of hours, having already dispatched its Lynx helicopter to investigate en route. The Yemini crew was very happy when the Navy frigate appeared over the horizon and they told the German sailors that they had been adrift for a total of five days. FGS Hessen’s chefs provided much-needed food and water for the fishermen and within two hours the German engineers had repaired the dhow’s engines, allowing them to proceed on their way.Before the German warship returned to counter-piracy patrols, the dhow’s master expressed his heartfelt thanks for helping his crew.This incident at sea once again showed the close cooperation between the different international missions within the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia, as well as the ability of EU Naval Force units to respond to requests for assistance whilst conducting counter-piracy operations. Print  Close EU NAVFOR, January 14, 2014last_img read more