first_imgBy Ken FerrisSouthampton’s Senegal forward Sadio Mane scored the fastest Premier League hat-trick as he broke a 20-year-old record to help them lead 5-1 at home to Aston Villa by half-time on Saturday.His treble was timed at two minutes and 56 seconds breaking Robbie Fowler’s record of four minutes and 33 seconds against Arsenal on 28 August 1994.It also broke Scot Graham Leggat’s record for the quickest English top flight hat-trick scored in exactly three minutes for Fulham in a club record 10-1 win over Ipswich Town in 1963.Mane struck in the 13th, 14th and 16th minutes at St Mary’s, which is the earliest a player has scored three goals in a Premier League game, beating the 22 minutes registered by Dwight Yorke for Blackburn Rovers in 2003.Mane is the third Southampton player to score a Premier League hat-trick after James Beattie and Matt Le Tissier.Southampton striker Shane Long grabbed a double in the 26th and 38th minutes to put Southampton 5-0 ahead.Christian Benteke did pull a goal back in added time before the break prompting the travelling Villa fans to sing: “We’re going to win 6-5!”The fastest hat-trick in Football League history was scored in two minutes and 20 seconds by Bournemouth’s James Hayter against Wrexham in 2004 after he came on as a substitute with his team leading 3-0 and six minutes left.His parents missed his hat-trick as they had to leave early to get the last ferry back to the Isle of Wight.last_img read more

first_imgThe World Cup record of 261,026 Tweets per minute was set after Portugal’s defender Pepe was sent off for headbutting German striker Thomas Mueller.While Messi’s goal inspired fans, Argentina’s struggle to beat Iran in Group F provoked the ire of the country’s past legend Diego Maradona and the media.The win secured a place in the final 16 but few were impressed.“I see an Argentina without rhythm. I saw today an Argentina which is not yet on course,” Maradona said on Venezuelan broadcaster Telesur.“I think Argentina has not yet found its place on the pitch,” added Maradona who left the Belo Horizonte stadium before Messi’s goal.The Argentine press also took a hard line on the national team.“Messi saved Argentina in one of the worst matches in their history,” said La Nacion daily.La Nacion and Clarin said that goalkeeper Sergio Romero was “man of the match” for saving two close range Iranian headers.“More than ever the hopes of Argentina depend on the genius” of Messi, added Clarin.“Messi arrived in the key moment and in a minute the country exploded with joy,” said the Ole daily. “A Maradona-style goal saved us from shame.”Argentina Football Association president Julio Grondona has described Maradona as a “curse” on the national team, according to the Buenos Aires media. Messi only scored in Belo Horizonte after Maradona had left the stadium.Maradona responded accusing Grondona of being a “stupid idiot” for making the suggestion.“I say to him that everything I possess I earned with my work. He bought (everything) with FIFA,” Maradona added.Argentina play their final group game against Nigeria on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BUENOS AIRES, June 22- Lionel Messi’s injury time goal against Iran set off a social media eruption, but could not stop a torrent of criticism falling on Argentina on Sunday.Argentine striker Messi’s brilliant curling shot inspired 256,0246 Twitter comments a minute, one of the highest figures of the World Cup, the social network said.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal’s most famous musical family, Clannad, last night threw a major bash at their family pub Leo’s Tavern.The Brennans, including Enya and sister Moya gathered at their parents pub Leo’s Tavern to celebrate their parent’s 60th wedding anniversaryThe official anniversary was back in February. However this is the first time all the family have had a chance to come together.The couple’s daughter Olive flew in from Australia for the party.As well as entertainment, catering was also provided at the famous pub.A source said the celebrations went onto the small hours. “It was a great night and it was great to see all the family together including Olive who came such a long way.“Needless to say there was no shortage of singers and the party will probably go on for a while yet.” CLANNAD MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR PARENTS’ 60TH ANNIVESARY was last modified: July 7th, 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) Tags:ClannadLeo’s Tavernlast_img read more

first_imgAlbum: “Time Well Wasted,” Brad Paisley Song: “Believe,” Craig Wiseman and Ronnie Dunn Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood Male Vocalist: Keith Urban Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn Musical Event: “When I Get Where I’m Going,” Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton Musician: Randy Scrugg Music Video: “Believe,” Brooks & Dunn Horizon Award: Carrie Underwood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“I’m looking forward to coming home and seeing you all soon,” Urban said in the letter. Dunn added: “We love you Keith – good luck, brother.” CMA Winners Entertainer: Kenny Chesney Single: “Believe,” Brooks & Dunn Brooks & Dunn’s inspirational song “Believe” won three trophies, including single and song of the year, at the 40th annual Country Music Association Awards Monday night. But one of the night’s more poignant moments came from a winner who wasn’t even there – Keith Urban. The Aussie country star, who last month entered a rehabilitation center for alcohol abuse, won male vocalist of the year for the second year in a row. When Urban’s name was announced, he received a standing ovation, and his award was accepted by Ronnie Dunn. Dunn read a letter from Urban in which he thanked his friends and family and actress-wife Nicole Kidman, whom he married earlier this year: “To my wife, Nicole, I love you.” last_img read more

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “He has been on our radar for some time and becomes the fourth transfer that we have confirmed this window already.“We are delighted that he will be able to join his teammates and get started straight away.” LATEST 2 RANKED Transfer Latest Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Jermaine has also joined Rangers to link up with former teammate Steven Gerrard targets LIVING THE DREAM Steven Davis is a hero in Glasgow after his first stint Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer center_img REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Steven Davis has signed for Rangers on a loan deal until the end of the season.The Southampton midfielder captained the Gers and in his first spell at Ibrox and established himself as firm fan favourite. moving on After completing the loan signing of Jermaine Defoe from Bournemouth earlier on Sunday, boss Steven Gerrard moved quickly to add yet more creativity to his squad.Gerrard told the club’s official website: “He has previously captained the club and been captain for his country and Southampton, so we welcome yet another leader into our dressing room.”Davis spent four years at Ibrox between 2008 and 2012, where he made over 200 appearances and won eight major trophies – including three league titles.Director of Football Mark Allen said: “Everyone at the club welcomes Steven back to Rangers. 2last_img read more

first_img 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Solskjaer confirmed Sanchez will be involved, and also suggested he will be fired up should the Arsenal fans voice their criticism of the forward.“He’ll be involved,” Solskjaer said.“I think he’ll love it if the crowd turn against him. As a player, pride kicks in and you think ‘I’ll show all of you’. Admittedly, the Chile international has missed a large portion of the campaign through injury, and he’s only been fit to feature in three matches of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as caretaker manager.He played 27 minutes of a 2-0 defeat of Reading on January 2 before starting the FA Cup third round win at Reading three days later, but failed to make it off the bench last week in the narrow 2-1 home defeat of Brighton.Sanchez returned to training in the days leading up to Saturday’s match, and now that he’s had another whole week to get match fit, Solskjaer is ready to let him feature against the Gunners. shining Sanchez was a fine performer for Arsenal, though his form dipped during his final months at the Emirates Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow 2 BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE RANKED Alexis Sanchez WILL play against Arsenal on Friday evening having returned from injury in time for Manchester United’s trip to the Emirates.The FA Cup fourth round clash – which you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT – pits Sanchez against the team he left in January 2018 as part of a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move the other way.Sanchez’s time at Old Trafford has been largely unsuccessful in the 12 months since, and he’s started just five Premier League matches matches this season. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REPLY MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Alexis Sanchez has struggled since joining Manchester United last January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “He’s been fantastic in training, his attitude has been spot on so hopefully he’ll enjoy the game.”Solskajer will be unable to call upon Marouane Fellaini, the midfielder, and defenders Chris Smalling and Macos Rojo, however, with the trio all confirmed to remain stuck on the sidelines.You can listen to full commentary of seven FA Cup fourth round ties – including Manchester United’s trip to Arsenal – live on talkSPORTlast_img read more

first_imgAs next weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend, Watson Hire are offering a fantastic Bank Holiday Hire Deal.Hire any item on Friday, and keep it until Tuesday – and only pay for one day!That’s four days for the price of one. Mowers, strimmers, scarifiers, powerwashers, diggers, dumpers; everything!Book early to avoid disappointment.You can get in touch by visiting their website or calling 074 91 67777. Watson Hire roll out unmissable Bank Holiday deal was last modified: April 12th, 2017 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:Bank HolidayWatson Hirelast_img read more

first_imgIconic broadcaster Shaun Doherty has shocked his listeners this morning with the news that he will be leaving Highland Radio in the coming weeks.Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show, the presenter said the time has come for him to leave the station. He is due to deliver his last show on Friday, July 14th.“It is time for me to look for fresh challenges in my life and new opportunities,” Shaun said. Shaun has been a recognisable voice on the radio for 27 years and has occupied the mid-morning slot on Highland Radio since 1990.His topical programme explores the stories and concerns of local people and carries interviews with local representatives and members of the public.Shaun said he will reveal more about his future career plans in the coming weeks as he winds up his time at Highland.Broadcaster Shaun Doherty reveals he is leaving Highland Radio was last modified: June 28th, 2017 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:broadcasterHighland RadioShaun Dohertylast_img read more

first_imgThis year marks 40 years of the Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) service to the community, and the Council announced a stretch fundraising goal to accompany this milestone: $40,000 toward the future. Lindsey Solomon, Executive Director of the HCAC, said, “Thanks to the generosity of our community, we’re about 65% of the way toward our goal. It’s very exciting! However, we do need continued help to reach our aim for this year.”“I’ve seen so much growth this year from the Haywood County Arts Council. We’ve been working hard to work with new partners, the Waynesville Rec. Center for Haywood Art Camp as an example, and I’m currently working with an agency on a redesign of our logo. There’s so much to be excited about in terms of ways to serve the community, and this financial goal is part of that expansion dream,” said Solomon. “In addition to our development funds for the year, I’m pleased to announce that we’ve been notified of a future $50,000 bequest to the Council. The anonymous donors settled in Haywood County because of the art and culture here. We’re honored to be a part of their legacy, promoting the enduring power of the arts here.”The Council has worked this year to add in some special programs, opportunities, and benefits for donors this year.  In May, the HCAC kicked off the season with a Ruby Hoorah Ambassador night. The HCAC hosted its first Haywood Art Camp with the Waynesville Rec. Center’s Basecamp program in June. Then, in partnership with Warren Wilson College, the renowned Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival wrapped up its 2017 season last Sunday.Programming is just revving up, though. In August, the gallery will welcome Garret Woodward to speak about his new book, If You Can’t Play, Get Off the Stage, in the gallery August 17. Artist Margaret Roberts will teach a sold-out watercolor collage class. August 25-26 brings back last year’s very popular Dance ARĪS, featuring tap from Nicholas Young of STOMP, contemporary ballet, modern, and contemporary Indian dancing. Dance ARĪS is funded in partnership with the Haywood County TDA of VisitNCSmokies.com. September 15, the Young Artist Concert brings in Owen Dodds from the North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as a talk at The Strand about the neurological phenomenon synesthesia. October 3 brings a fundraiser with The Classic Wineseller, and in mid-November there are plans for an exciting musical event which will be announced soon.We look forward to serving more people in new ways through the arts. If you would like to contribute to the future of the Haywood County Arts Council, please email director@haywoodarts.org or call 828-452-0593.last_img read more

first_imgLast week, I had the pleasure of hosting a #Nextchat on social media for SHRM @weknownext with my friend @Eric_B_Meyer.  One of the issues touched upon during the chat was social media training.In this blog, I want to focus on one critical aspect of social media training for supervisors and above.  That is, what they should do when they see, or otherwise learn about, a post, blog, tweet, etc. of concern.The short answer is that they should neither respond to it nor ignore it.  Instead, they should report it to HR, so that HR, often with legal advice, can determine whether the employer is required to take corrective action, prohibited from taking adverse action or do something in between.As a general rule, social media content can be divided into five categories.  For purposes of this blog, I shall refer to all such content as “postings.”First, there are postings that constitute protected concerted activity defined broadly under the NLRB because they relate to wages and other terms and conditions of employment.  Employers cannot take adverse action against employees for these postings, subject to some very narrow exceptions.While generally employers cannot take adverse action in response to protected concerted activity, employers generally can attempt to dialogue with the employee about the concerns expressed in the hopes of resolving them.  One critical word of caution: If there is adverse action against the employee later, he or she undoubtedly will claim the conversation with him or her as evidence of a discriminatory motive This does not mean don’t talk and let the concern fester.  It means understand the potential risks and rewards before doing so.The second category is where the employee alleges a legal wrong.  For example, she posts that she has been sexually harassed, tweets that the company has a pattern and practice of age discrimination or alleges insider trading.  In these cases, the individual generally cannot be subject to adverse action for her content.  Moreover, the employer generally cannot engage in a risk-reward assessment as to whether to talk with the employee.  If the employer becomes aware of an allegation of legal wrong doing, the employer almost always must investigate — and that begins with a discussion with the employee in which non-retaliation is emphasized heavily.The third category is where the individual violates a workplace policy (as opposed to law); for example, announcing embargoed information such as announcing a new product before the company does.  In these cases, there is not a legal obligation to respond, but a business right to do so.  But be careful:  the difference between the first category and the third category is easier to articulate than to apply.  For example, while an employer can have a policy that protects confidential information, it cannot apply it to cover protected concerted activity.  For example, an employer could not discipline an employee for posting wage rates legitimately obtained.The fourth category of cases is where the employer must investigate and may have a legal obligation to take corrective action because the employee’s posting may violate federal, state or local law.  Examples include an employee posts racists comments about co-workers, discloses PHI about patients or leaks what could be considered insider information by the SEC.Even here, employers need to proceed with caution.  For example, only in 12 states an employer cannot, as part of its investigation, ask an employee for his or her password.  In all states, asking creates risks of civil and criminal penalties under the Stored Communications Act.  Under the Stored Communications Act, employers even need to be careful about how they ask employees for a posting which is private, which an employee mentions, but does not share with the employer. Finally, there are postings that are neither protected by law, nor impose a duty to act.  For example, let’s assume an employee has on his public Facebook page his affiliation with your employer.  He also posts pictures of road kill.  Those postings would neither be protected nor condemned by law (even though they would be vile).  So the employer would have the right, but not the obligation, to ask the employee to remove them if he or she is going to post them on a social media platform which identifies the employer.Here, too, however, there are complexities.  In some states, such as New York and California, lawful off-duty conduct ordinarily is protected.  It is possible that in these and other states such vile postings would be protected.Is your head spinning?  This leads me back to my original and critical point.Supervisors cannot and should not resolve these issues on their own.  They should be instructed to report postings of concern to HR, so that HR can determine what they can, can’t or must do.   This blog should not be construed as legal advice, as pertaining to specific factual circumstances or establishing an attorney-client relationship.last_img read more