Netherlands 3 Cameroon 1Vivianne Miedema scored twice to become Netherlands’ all-time leading goalscorer as the European champions beat Cameroon 3-1 in Valenciennes on Saturday to reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup. Cameroon substitute Henriette Akaba came close to an equaliser in the closing stages before Miedema scored her second goal to put the result beyond doubt. It was Miedema’s 60th goal for the Netherlands as she overtook former striker Manon Melis to become their all-time top scorer. “It is something special, something I’m only going to live once and it’s a special experience for me,” the 22-year-old Miedema said. In a couple of stages we played better than the previous game but we struggled as well,” Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman said.
Source:The Irish Times
June 15, 2019 16:30 UTC
Just 30 people congregated inside the historic gothic cathedral, with church leaders keen to show life goes on. Paris's archbishop Michel Aupetit, who led the service, said: "It is with much emotion that we are here to celebrate the consecration of the cathedral. (Image: REUTERS)(Image: KARINE PERRET/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX)Ahead of the mass, Culture Minister Franck Riester told Europe 1 radio: "It is a nice symbol. French President Emmanuel Macron has set a target of five years for restoring the cathedral, though Riester was more cautious. The archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit will lead Saturday's service, which will be broadcast live on a religious TV channel.
June 15, 2019 16:29 UTC
Christopher William Monnin, 35, of Palm Bay, Florida, who admitted to stealing pool floats to 'sexually gratify' himselfA thief who stole pool floats from back gardens in Florida, which he used to 'sexually gratify' himself, has been arrested on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Police were alerted to thief Christopher William Monnin, 35, of Palm Bay, following a spate of bizarre robberies where pool enclosure screens were cut and novelty floats were stolen. On Thursday Florida police stopped Monnin on his bicycle as a suspicious person and was found to be carrying a white garbage bag which contained deflated pool floats, an arrest report said. 'Defendant stated that he sexually gratifies himself with the floats and does this instead of raping women,' the arresting officer said, the SD reported. One victim is understood to be pressing charges after Monnin cut her pool screen, which prevents dirt and foliage from getting into the water, in order to steal the floats.
June 15, 2019 16:22 UTC
Robin Robertson becomes the first Scot and first poet to win the £25,000 award in its 10-year history for his book The Long Take. Set in the great American cities after the Second World War, the book features a combination of verse and prose likened to that of Sir Walter Scott by the judges. “Robertson shows us things we’d rather not see and asks us to face things we’d rather not face. The judges added: “It’s 10 years since the spectacular inauguration of the Walter Scott Prize, with Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall our first winner. “The prize was founded both to acknowledge the part historical fiction plays in our literary landscape and to broaden and deepen the meaning of the term ‘historical fiction’ itself.
June 15, 2019 16:18 UTC
A young pilot gave her grandparents the surprise of their lives when she flew them to their holiday in Palma, Spain. Laura Gibson, 23, from Derby, is one of TUI Airways' youngest pilots. Proud grandparents Pat, 79, and Ray, 83, had no idea when they boarded the plane at East Midlands Airport it would be Laura flying them. Laura, who started flying at 18 years old, liaised with the TUI Airways rostering team to agree that she could operate the special flight to Palma. Laura said her grandparents have been 'living and breathing their proud grandparent moments' since she started flying.
June 15, 2019 16:15 UTC
Leo Varadkar has said removing the border backstop would be as bad for Ireland as a no-deal Brexit. The EU has said the Withdrawal Agreement – including the backstop – is not up for renegotiation. The Taoiseach said the backstop was a legal guarantee (Liam McBurney/PA)The Taoiseach told RTE’s Marian Finucane programme: “It’s a legal guarantee and legally operable guarantee that we will never see a hard border again. “The difficulties we have with a time limit is effectively you are saying there will or could be a hard border once that time limit expires – that isn’t a backstop. “What we are open to, and always have been open to, is alternative arrangements that perhaps could avoid a hard border, through procedures and technologies and so on.
June 15, 2019 16:07 UTC
The Brit is fighting for the first time since his controversial draw with world champion Deontay Wilder last December. "You're getting knocked out you p****." You're getting it, Tom, you're getting it." "Going 12 rounds with Deontay Wilder doesn't give me any confidence. It actually makes me have concerns - I thought I could get Deontay Wilder out of there within six rounds, so having to go 12 with him wasn't great.
June 15, 2019 16:07 UTC
THE badly beaten body of mother-of-three Valerie Kilroy was discovered by Gardai after a man running naked in a nearby field claimed he had murdered her. THE badly beaten body of mother-of-three Valerie Kilroy was discovered by Gardai after a man running naked in a nearby field claimed he had murdered her. “As a result of this information, officers called to Ms. Kilroy's home and discovered her children alone but unharmed in the house. Forensics at scene where woman's body found in Co. Mayo. “We’ve never seen anything like this and this is a very close knit community,” he added.
June 15, 2019 16:06 UTC
Billy McKee, who died on Tuesday aged 97, was a founding member of the Provisional IRA, and a staunch critic of Sinn Fein's embrace of non-violence. Mr McKee's coffin was carried from the church in a gun carriage, with men wearing the military-style black berets associated with the IRA part of the procession. The coffin of Billy McKee, a veteran republican who opposed the peace process, is carried from St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast, today, by members of 'D company'. Pictured, a member of 'D company' holds a Mass card at the funeralHe was a former 'Officer Commanding' of the IRA and involved with D Company of the organisation, the spokesman added. The address said: 'He was involved in all levels of the republican movement carrying the fight to the Brits.'
June 15, 2019 15:54 UTC
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of “virulent anti-Americanism” after he blamed Britain and the United States for stoking conflict with Iran. His comments were denounced as “pathetic” by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. From Salisbury to the Middle East, why can he never bring himself to back British allies, British intelligence or British interests? This is the same man by the way who refused to condemn Putin after the Salisbury Novichok attacks,” he said. Mr Hunt said Britain’s assessment “leads us to conclude that responsibility for the attacks almost certainly lies with Iran”.
June 15, 2019 15:33 UTC
Derby are understood to have opened talks with Chelsea target Frank Lampard over a new managerial contract to keep him with the Rams. Pride Park bosses appear determined not to let Lampard leave for former club Chelsea without a fight, and will offer him improved terms in a bid to ward off Stamford Bridge interest. Derby are still braced for an approach from Chelsea, who are understood to want Lampard to replace Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge hotseat. Lampard has two years left on his current Derby contract, but the club are understood to want to tie him down to a long-term deal. But the former investment banker never won over the Stamford Bridge fans, polarising opinion over his regimented tactical approach.
June 15, 2019 15:00 UTC
But with a little research and forward planning leaving a pet does not have to seem so daunting. The basic options for owners are: leave a pet with family or friends, employ a pet sitter who comes to your home or who takes them in or use a kennel or cattery. Leaving a cat or dog with a trusted family member or friend can be ideal. Pet sitters visit or live in your home while you are away and look after your pet for a fee. A good kennel will ask lots of questions about your pet, including diet, to help keep to their routine.
June 15, 2019 14:52 UTC
Froome, 34, has been in intensive care after his high-speed training incident left him with multiple fractures, including a broken femur. The severity of his injuries caused him to be airlifted to nearby St Etienne University Hospital and he will now miss this year's Tour de France. The four-time Tour de France winner has now spoken for the first time since the crash and thanked those who have sent well-wishes. Froome said: “Firstly, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has sent their best wishes to me since the crash. Froome's crash took place during a practice session ahead of stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine, one of the final events before the Tour de France.
June 15, 2019 14:50 UTC
The heavyweight boxer has been publicly vocal about his struggles with mental health. (Image: Getty Images)After beating Wladimir Klitschko to become the world heavyweight champion in 2015, Fury's mental health spiralled out of control. I told my father, I told my brothers, I told everyone who would listen that this would be my last fight. "I had a downward spiral of depression and anxiety, and it was dark times, very dark, as dark as anyone could ever go." He has also been announced as a mental health ambassador for the Frank Bruno Association.
June 15, 2019 14:42 UTC
Ireland 4 Czech Republic 0Shirley McCay’s trademark “skipper” strike set Ireland on course for a big 4-0 win over the Czech Republic in their semi-final of the FIH Series in Banbridge, putting the Green Army a significant distance down the road to Tokyo. It came after a sticky enough start as the drenched conditions favoured the Czechs whose robust approached stymied Ireland’s more intricate style initially. It guarantees Ireland a direct Olympic showdown in October, achieving their target from this tournament in some style. Subs: R Upton, C Brown, S McCay, C Watkins, N Daly, S Hawkshaw, E Buckley. CZECH REPUBLIC: B Cechakova, K Lacina, J Reichlova, A Koziskova, T Mejzlikova, V Novakova, A Lehovcova, A Kolarova, V Decsyova, A Vorlova, N NovakovaSubs: T Holubcova, N Hajkova, K Jelinkova, R Capouchova, N Babicka, M Hlavata, B Brizova.
Source:The Irish Times
June 15, 2019 14:37 UTC