Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The truth behind the Neymar and Manchester United transfer story

Neymar: United will ihn, aber er will wohl gar nicht weg von Barcelona.

In his debut blog for Yahoo Sport, Spanish football expert Guillem Balagué looks behind the scenes at the real reasons behind the biggest transfer rumour of the summer.

With the season barely started, the latest potboiler to emanate from the Camp Nou in Barcelona is underway, namely the contract renewals – or otherwise – of its most talented stars Lionel Messi and Neymar, whose contracts finish in three years time. 

No injuries reported as flights resume at Dublin Airport after hangar fire

Flight operations have resumed at Dublin Airport after a fire broke out in a hangar.
No one was injured in the blaze which broke out in a maintenance facility at the airport shortly after 7am, forcing the runways to be closed.
Despite initial warnings that flights in and out of Dublin could be delayed by several hours, possibly up to midday, air traffic controllers were preparing to clear backlogs before 9am
The fire broke out in the roof of hangar three towards the rear of the airport grounds and it was contained in just over an hour.

Man Sues Neighbour He Had Paid To Impregnate His Wife And Failed After 72 Different ‘Attempts’

A 29 year old German man Demetrius Soupolos is suing his neighbour 34 year
old Frank Maus for breach of contract after the latter failed to impregnate his wife in 72 different attempts to do so. Soupolos had hired Maus to impregnate his former beauty queen wife Traute as he was sterile and Traute wanted a baby badly.

Pictured! Arik Crew Member Arrested With Cocaine In London

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday night stormed the headquarters of Arik Air in Ikeja Lagos following the arrest in London of a crew member of the airline for allegedly being in possession of cocaine.

The Arik crew member, identified by the anti-narcotics agency as Chika Egwu Udensi, was arrested on Monday night by operatives of the United Kingdom Border Force with 20 kilogrammes of cocaine in London.

Pit bull kills owner after she tried to save her mom from attack

A South Carolina woman has been killed by her pet pit bull after she stepped in to stop it attacking her mother.
Porsche 'Nicole' Cartee, 25, suffered fatal injuries to her head and body when she tried to fend off the dog.

Jamie Nelson, director of Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement, said the attack occurred at a residence on Beverly Hills Drive. Nelson said the dog attacked three people.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Porsche Nicole Cartee, was pronounced dead at the scene. Clevenger said statements from witnesses indicate Cartee suffered trauma to her body during the attack.

On Sunday, Clevenger said an examination revealed the cause of death to be dog bites to the head and body.

White House fence jumper killed by sheriff's deputy at courthouse

A man who scaled a wall of the White House 5 months ago was killed in a Pennsylvania courthouse on Tuesday after slashing a sheriff's deputy with a knife.
Curtis Smith, 33, entered the lobby of the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester shortly before noon, according to District Attorney Tom Hogan.
Gunshots rang out inside the courthouse at 201 W Market St. in West Chester, Pennsylvania around 11: 50 a.m. Tuesday after an armed man charged past metal detectors leading to a lockdown of the building.

Boy,14, held several students, teacher hostage at West Virginia school

The heroic efforts of two high school teachers helped stop a 14-year-old boy from shooting several students and a faculty member that he had taken hostage at a West Virginia high school.
The boy, who is a student at Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, West Virginia, took 29 students and a teacher hostage on Tuesday and held them at gunpoint for an hour before he agreed to negotiations, let them go and surrendered to police.

Desperate Chinese investors KIDNAP an exchange boss to get their money back

Fanya Metals Exchange founder Shan Jiuliang kidnapped by Chinese investors

Cheated Chinese investors have raided a hotel, kidnapped a rich businessman and handed him over to local police, reports said. Hundreds of angry vigilantes swarmed a luxury Shanghai hotel and seized Fanya founder Shan Jiuliang as he checked out at dawn on Saturday morning, according to the Financial Times.

Huge fire rips through hangar at Dublin Airport, forcing flights to be suspended

Dublin Airport fire forces flights to be suspended

Air traffic has resumed at Dublin Airport, after being temporarily suspended due to a fire in one of the hangars this morning. 
The alarm was raised shortly after 7.15am and a number of emergency service crews were called in to deal with the fire. 

US woman with amnesia who went missing in New Jersey 21 YEARS ago is spotted

Missing Renee LaManna seen in SC Walmart after disappearing from New Jersey

A 57-year-old New Jersey woman with amnesia who went missing more than 20 years ago after having a breakdown following a painful breakup may have been seen walking the aisles of a South Carolina Walmart, according her family and police. 
Renee LaManna of Ocean City, who vanished on January 8, 1994, was possibly spotted at a Walmart in Greenville wandering through the store and muttering to herself.

Why being a celebrity dogsbody is the job from hell

Footballer Jermain Defoe (pictured with ex Danielle Armstrong in 2012) found himself at the centre of controversy after placing a job advert for an ‘Executive Personal Assistant’ on a recruitment site

One might anticipate, when working for a Premiership footballer, having to put up with a certain amount of diva-esque behaviour. 
As a personal assistant, one might reasonably expect to have to book top restaurants, ensure a player’s Porsche is gleaming and perhaps even organise the weekly shop.
But take care of their mother? Or build them a global brand? 
These were just two of the breathtaking demands made in an advert seeking a PA for multi-millionaire Sunderland striker, Jermain Defoe, this week.

The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies

9/11 'dust lady' Marcy Borders dies of stomach cancer from Twin Towers ash

A 42-year-old mother-of-two - the woman famously photographed covered in ash and pulverized concrete as she fled the the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and became known as the 'dust lady' - died on Monday.