'Big Six' clubs are considering following Chelsea's lead by admitting fans to board meetings, Sportsmail has learned. The Champions League finalists will bring in three 'supporter advisors', who will be elected to represent fans on the board. The positive PR that resulted from Chelsea's move has been noted at a time when the Big Six are under pressure to appease supporters. At Liverpool, the influential Spirit of Shankly group have already called for fan representation on the Anfield board and held talks with chief executive Billy Hogan. Increased fan involvement is seen by some as a positive step, along with the introduction of an independent regulator to oversee governance.
May 06, 2021 21:33 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeJake Paul was left sporting a black eye after an ugly brawl with Floyd Mayweather in Miami. Mayweather ran after the social media star before grabbing him in a headlock and appearing to throw several punches. He later posted a picture to social media showing his black eye and revealed it was a member of Mayweather's entourage who caught him. The fracas followed a face-off between Mayweather and Paul ahead of their exhibition bout at the Hard Rock Stadium on June 6. Jake Paul has three professional fights on his record, against fellow social media star AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson and former UFC wrestler Ben Askren.
May 06, 2021 20:43 UTC
As part of continuing efforts to catch more cases, an online portal will be trialled over the coming weeks allowing people to seek tests without having to visit a doctor. Parts of Dublin will be among the first areas chosen for a test-run of the online portal. People need easier access to the testing centres. This will bring them closer.”Those who register on the portal will receive a text message directing them to attend a nearby HSE Covid-19 test centre to be swabbed. Other walk-in test centres will open in Convoy, from Saturday to Monday, and in Carndonagh, from Tuesday to Thursday, as the HSE tries to reduce the spread of the disease in Donegal.
Source:The Irish Times
May 06, 2021 20:15 UTC
Colleges that do not comply with funding conditions will face sanctions, including having their grants withheld, under new published legislation aimed at reforming the governance of the Higher Education sector. Under the legislation, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) will be able to set conditions for funding third-level institutions and guidelines on how much of a university’s budget should be applied to its different activities. The details are included in the Higher Education Authority Act, 2021, the first reforms to the current legislation governing higher education in 50 years. The HEA is currently responsible for allocating overall funding worth €1.4bn to the higher education institutes. The published legislation will support a higher education system that has grown and evolved, in particular over the past two decades, according to Dr Alan Wall, the chief executive of the HEA.
May 06, 2021 19:30 UTC
The wife of an Irish-based engineer, who has been detained without charge in Baghdad for almost a month, has called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to write to the Iraqi government. Robert Pether was arrested and detained on April 7 in what his wife, Desree, believes is some form of contractual dispute, involving his employer, over the building of a new Central Bank building in Iraq. The 46-year-old engineer, who hails from Sydney, has worked for more than a decade in the Middle East without incident. He moved to Elphin in Co Roscommon in recent years with his wife, Desree, and three children aged eight to 17, who are Irish nationals. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Desree said her husband’s detention without charge was taking its toll almost one month on: "It’s horrendous, everyone is starting to crumble.
May 06, 2021 18:45 UTC
As voters headed the polling stations for the first set of polls since 2019, here's a ruff guide to the best pictures from the dayVoters flocked to the polls across the UK for the bumper "Super Thursday" elections - but their canine companions stole the show. Adorable pictures of dogs - and even a peacock - at polling stations flooded social media as voting took place in the first set of polls since 2019. Across the UK, people turned out to elect councillors, mayors and police and crime commissioners, as well as members of the Scottish and Welsh parliaments. In London, mayoral candidates Sadiq Khan and Laurence Fox brought their pets along for company but Boris Johnson left his dog Dilyn at home. Here's a ruff guide to some of the sweetest snaps from the day.
May 06, 2021 18:44 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeHelen Flanagan has opened up about how her body has changed in a candid post six weeks after giving birth. The proud mum of three admitted that her body had changed after all three pregnancies but she felt incredibly 'lucky' to have carried her children. Alongside the lengthy post, Helen shared a montage of clips that showed off her body during pregnancy and after giving birth to adorable tot. "My body has changed with each baby. (Image: INSTAGRAM) (Image: Instagram)Helen and her husband Scott Sinclair have been on cloud nine ever since giving birth to their third child on March 25 - on the same day as Scott's birthday.
May 06, 2021 18:11 UTC
The Coalition is committed to recognising the “great dedication” of nurses and all healthcare workers during the pandemic, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. The INMO last November lodged a claim with the Health Service Executive seeking 10 days additional leave for its members in compensation for work carried out during the pandemic. He said nurses and midwives had demonstrated huge innovation and responsiveness in bringing care to people who needed it. He said the number of nurses and midwives working in the health service is at its highest in more than a decade. A nurse with long Covid,Eilis, said: “I caught Covid at work, but after a few weeks the symptoms weren’t going away.
Source:The Irish Times
May 06, 2021 18:00 UTC
Zaharie Ahmad Shah (pictured) was the pilot of the doomed flightDID THE PILOT HIJACK HIS OWN PLANE? Wilson, the founder of Kiwi Airlines and a commercial pilot himself, arrived at the shocking conclusion after considering 'every conceivable alternative scenario'. The claims are made in the book 'Goodnight Malaysian 370', which Wilson co-wrote with the New Zealand broadsheet journalist, Geoff Taylor. It's also been rumoured that Zaharie used a flight simulator at his home to plot a path to a remote island. And there are also theories that t he tragic disappearance may have been a heroic act of sacrifice by the pilot.
May 06, 2021 17:53 UTC
The Government is expected to unveil its travel "green list" on Friday, with details of where holidaymakers can book an overseas break without having to isolate on their return home. The ban on non-essential foreign travel for England is due to be lifted on May 17 under Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown. (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Portugal, Malta, Gibraltar and Israel are among the countries which could make the cut for quarantine-free travel. People will be able to visit green list countries without quarantining when they get back - although you will have to get a test before travelling and on day 2 after coming home. Decisions on foreign travel are made by each UK nation, so there can be differences depending on where you live.
May 06, 2021 17:50 UTC
The first image of China's rouge Long March 5B rocket in orbit has been released by astronomers. Scroll down for videoThe first image of China's rouge Long March 5B rocket has been released by astronomers. 3D rendering of the Chinese Space Station, or Tiangong Space Station, as it'll look when fully constructed. China aims to complete its Chinese Space Station, known as Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) by the end of 2022, state media reported, after more modules are launched. When complete, Chinese Space Station will orbit Earth at an altitude of 340 to 450 km (211 to 280 miles).
May 06, 2021 17:40 UTC
Someone could be about to land the windfall of a lifetime tonight. Whoever matches all the right balls will win £10,000 a month for the next 30 years. The runner-up will get that same amount every month for a year. The National Lottery says: "Better dig out your wish list – because you could be one ticket away from winning £10,000 every month for 30 years! Whatever’s on your list, now’s your chance to start ticking them off."
May 06, 2021 17:31 UTC
Police chief Rodrigo Oliveira told reporters that two of the gunmen were shot dead after they attacked cops inspecting the site where other gang members had been killed. Rio de Janeiro police officer André Frias was shot dead during an operation against a drug trafficking ring Thursday. The police was investigating 21 gang members for allegedly recruiting children to commit crimes on its behalf. G1 reported that the Civil Police had identified 21 gang members through phone taps approved by a court. The gang members were apparently armed with military gear and protected their turf with an arsenal of grenades, guns and rifles.
May 06, 2021 17:27 UTC
But Miss Lewicka told the hearing she wasn't asked for her order on purpose, in events that unravelled after she accused a member of staff of sexual discrimination. After this, Miss Lewicka told the tribunal that she was then excluded from the company lunch, held on the last Friday of every month. Hartwell had claimed Mss Lewicka wasn't asked because she worked part time and finished at 1pm - but the tribunal ruled this wasn’t an excuse. “However [Miss Lewicka] gave clear evidence that at Hemel a manager went around the site taking lunch orders and that she was included. Miss Lewicka was awarded £23,079 including compensation for injury to feelings as well as loss of earnings.
May 06, 2021 17:08 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeA couple has built a stunning DIY mirror wall panel in their dining room - and it only cost them £79. (Image: Jam Press/Amy Bridges)The couple wanted to spruce up their living space and decided on a mirror panel after creating mood boards with different designs. "I created my own mood boards by taking screenshots of images I had seen from the internet and social media. "I made some mood boards and liked a couple of different panelling ideas, so I used them to inspire the design and colour, and addition of mirrors." Mr Bridges uploaded before and after photos of the DIY mirror wall panel on Facebook and users congratulated her on a job well done.
May 06, 2021 17:05 UTC