Bristol head coach Pat Lam has targeted achieving Heineken Champions Cup qualification on their Premiership return. "The second step now is you have to finish in the top six to be a Champions Cup team for the following season. "And the dream is when you think of Bristol Rugby that they are a Champions Cup team. "History tells you where you come from, but your vision tells you where you are heading. We want to inspire our community through rugby success on and off the field.
August 15, 2018 13:07 UTC
Sport Ireland have announced that Natasha Yaremczuk has committed a violation of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules following a doping control test immediately following her participation at the 2017 Dublin City Marathon. According to Sport Ireland, Yaremczuk provided a sample which tested positive for the presence of prohibited substances, 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) and higenamine. Yaremczuk admitted the violation and engaged in a consultation process with Sport Ireland. The Canadian athlete is subject to a 14 month period of ineligibility which expires on December 29, 2018 and her Dublin City Marathon result is automatically disqualified. In the report of the decision, Sport Ireland said that DMBA was not explicitly mentioned on the Prohibited List until 2017 but the supplement was banned at the time of the athlete's purchase.
August 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' - an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and old-world opulence in a continent producing more billionaires than anywhere else. Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' - an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and old-world opulence in a continent producing more billionaires than anywhere else. Forget wearing gold - drink it... 5 'Crazy Rich Asian' ways to splash your cash in SingaporeWhile the low-tax financial hub is often called a playground for the rich, Singapore's wealthy tend to live a more conservative, low-key life than Hong Kong's showy socialites or Macau's high-rollers. RARE BEEF"You do realize Singapore is the most food obsessed country on the planet?," Nick Young, the very well-heeled protagonist of 'Crazy Rich Asians' tells his girlfriend Rachel Chu ahead of their trip to the city-state. GOLD TEAForget wearing gold - in Singapore you can drink it.
August 15, 2018 12:11 UTC
Madonna will celebrate her 60th birthday on Thursday, following a long career of reinvention and controversy. Madonna will celebrate her 60th birthday on Thursday, following a long career of reinvention and controversy. The prolific provocateur continues to make a mark on music, fashion, film and pop culture but will celebrate her milestone birthday in a different role – as a supportive mother. Skilzzzzzz ⚽️🐐🐐🐐🇲🇼♥️ #banda #thegoat A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on Jul 15, 2018 at 5:18am PDTIt is likely she will celebrate the occasion there with her children, including twins Estere and Stella, who she also adopted from Malawi, and daughter Mercy James. Its controversial title track and accompanying video spawned the kind of scandal Madonna would become famous for.
August 15, 2018 11:48 UTC
Tottenham remain in talks with the Premier League over their game with Manchester City on October 28 as the delay to their new stadium continues to cause them problems. Tottenham remain in talks with the Premier League over their game with Manchester City on October 28 as the delay to their new stadium continues to cause them problems. If that is the case, Press Association Sport understands that Twickenham – owned by the RFU – would not be a potential option. The club are also in talks with UEFA over the venue for their home group games in the Champions League. Tottenham will return to Wembley on Saturday for the Premier League clash with Fulham, something that was agreed when the new fixtures were released in June.
August 15, 2018 11:48 UTC
A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. A Chinese drug company produced nearly 500,000 substandard vaccines for babies, roughly double an earlier estimate by authorities investigating a safety scandal, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. China's drug regulator in July accused Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd of selling 252,600 doses of ineffective DPT vaccines to inoculate children against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus. Xinhua said on Wednesday further investigations found that the company had produced an additional substandard batch of DPT vaccines, raising the total to 499,800 doses. Xinhua said about 76pc of the children affected by the first batch had been treated, and plans were in place to treat children inoculated with the second batch of DPT vaccines.
August 15, 2018 11:37 UTC
The video will start in 8 CancelGet football updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe See our privacy notice Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailJamie Carragher was subjected to a vitriol of vile abuse from Manchester City fans at a motorway service station - and responded with an apparent obscene gesture. Footage showing the Sky Sports pundit clashing with the supporters emerged after the Premier League champions' 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates. It comes five months after Carragher was suspended by Sky over a video which showed him spitting at a car following Liverpool's defeat to Manchester United . On Twitter , where footage of the latest incident has been widely shared, the majority of viewers have defended Carragher, criticising the supporters instead.
August 13, 2018 09:34 UTC
Get Manchester United FC updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe See our privacy notice Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailJose Mourinho has been told to quit moaning and focus solely on winning football matches. Mourinho’s Manchester United got their season underway with a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday night, thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw. "When you look at the United squad, it is very, very talented," said Shearer, writing in The Sun. "But they finished 19 points behind Manchester City last season, and didn’t win a trophy after picking up two the season before.
August 13, 2018 09:33 UTC
Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailPep Guardiola has urged Raheem Sterling to commit his long-term future to Manchester City. Sterling starred in Sunday's 2-0 win against Arsenal, scoring his 50th Premier League goal as the champions cruised to victory at the Emirates. Guardiola said: "We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay. "But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot." Sterling, 23, has made almost 150 appearances for City since his switch from Liverpool in 2015, scoring 45 times.
August 13, 2018 09:22 UTC
The industrial action by pilots has so far seen five strike days forcing the cancellation of more than 100 flights. Over the past month, thousands of Ryanair passengers have had their travel plans thrown up in the air because of this dispute. Ryanair says it too wants to see a deal reached at the talks which get underway this morning. Kenny Jacobs from Ryanair says it is in the airline's best interest to end the dispute. "We want a resolution in place that means that there will be no more strikes here."
Take stock, go slow and look for supportTHE summer of 2018 is beginning to draw to a close, and what a summer it has been! This year’s Leaving Certificate exam results will be issued this Wednesday, August 15. On results day, there will be nerves, anxiety, success, relief, well deserved celebrations but also, for some, disappointment. In the days following the publishing of results, the NPCpp will host a Freephone Exam Results Helpline which will be manned by fully qualified guidance counsellors. Take stock, go slow, look for support and enjoy the next chapter.
Ruthless City please Caulfield in FAI Cup openerCORK City manager, John Caulfield, was pleased with his team’s professionalism against Home Farm in the opening round of the FAI Cup, in Whitehall, yesterday. They made sure early of victoryCity were comfortable, 5-1 winners against the Leinster Senior League side, beginning a journey they hope will lead to a third successive cup. They scored three goals in the opening 12 minutes, putting them in a position which was never likely to be relinquished. Having made 10 changes from last Thursday’s Europa League loss to Rosenborg, with Barry McNamee the only survivor, City showed no discernible drop in quality and Caulfield was impressed. Caulfield accepts that it will be a different challenge, but he doesn’t believe that turning around a 2-0 deficit is beyond his side.
Get Arsenal FC updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe See our privacy notice Thank you for subscribing! The Swiss midfielder enjoyed a great World Cup before linking up with his new boss Unai Emery at Arsenal ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign. The midfielder featured regularly under Arsene Wenger last season, despite his ever-fluctuating form, and there was hope he would become more consistent under Emery this season. On Twitter, one fan wrote: "Xhaka never has been and never will be good enough for Arsenal," while another added: "Xhaka is genuinely the worst midfielder I've seen in 25 years at Arsenal. A third wrote: "Xhaka is finished, he needs to go.
August 13, 2018 09:11 UTC
"Pic; Larry CumminsSummer Soap: Homeless at 17, Eve felt the streets in her bones (Episode 7)THE morning sun tapped its way, bit by bit, across the city. If she got going, she could get to the bathroom of the River Hotel just as the night porter finished his shift. She needed to step the hurt of the concrete streets out of her bones. Eve cast the unpleasantness of the night before out of her head and said a prayer for the man that had done it. Eve climbed up on the wall and leaned her body as far as she could, trying to see what was stuck.
August 13, 2018 09:00 UTC
Liam Neeson is known for being a sound guy and on the set of his new movie he has just cemented this label. The Taken star treated the cast and crew of his latest movie by hiring out a waffle truck for the set. Neeson is filming his new movie, Normal People, in County Antrim and brought in Born and Bred Waffles to help fill the bellies of all those filming on location. Liam Neeson stops for a pic after treating the crew of his new movie to some tasty waffles. Speaking in an interview with Belfast Live co-owner Michael Henderson said Liam personally treated the crew and that everyone was quickly raving about the waffles.
August 13, 2018 08:48 UTC