Leeds close to deal for Manchester City winger

first_img 1 Leeds United are close to signing Manchester City winger Jack Harrison on a season-long loan, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.The Whites have been busy in recent days with the club signing Barry Douglas from Wolverhampton Wanderers and on the verge of landing Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford. Manchester City winger Jack Harrison heads the ball in a pre-season friendly with Liverpool. center_img Next on new manager Marcelo Bielsa’s list is ex-Manchester United and Liverpool academy star Harrison.The former New York City FC star spent the second half of last season on loan with Boro in the Championship but he only managed four appearances.Man City boss Pep Guardiola, though, rates the 21-year-old and has already discussed his development with Bielsea.Harrison could be a Leeds player by the end of Tuesday with a medical set to take place to confirm the deal.last_img read more

Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal

first_imgA 56-year-old motorcyclist died when he collapsed during an off-road scramble in fields around Donegal.Victor McAlonan had been out with three friends and an instructor riding motorbikes on February 11th, 2017 at Downniesbar, near the village of Glen neat Lough Salt. The men had been in good spirits and had already been riding their VJP Pro bikes for a period of time.Under instruction of Paul McGuigan of Dirtbike Tours in Tyrone, the men decided to come down a descent.Victor McAlonan was at the rear of the group.Mr McGuigan told an inquest into the death of Mr McAlonan at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court that after about 40 metres, he looked back and could only see three bikers.He said ” stopped to do a head-count and I said “we’re a man down.”Mr McGuigan went back to locate Mr McAlonan and found him with the 100 kilogramme bike lying on the lower part of his body.He was unresponsive and he could not find a pulse from the victim.He said there was no sign of a collision or an impact and it appeared that Victor had only traveled half a metre from where he last left him at the start of the descent.The emergency services were contacted and members of the emergency personnel rushed to the scene.Because of the steepness of the terrain, the ambulance could not access the victim and a paramedic managed to get a lift on the back of one of the off-road bikes ridden by Mr McGuigan.A decision was then made to summon an emergency helicopter and the casualty was put on a spinal board and winched on board the chopper and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital but was pronounced dead.Mr McAlonan’s nephew Richard said his uncle was not carrying any weight and that he was not aware that he had a heart condition.Pathologist Dr Hajnalka Gyorffy said there were no external injuries including bruising on the body of Mr McAlanon from Main Street, Cullybackey, Co Antrim.However, she added there had been significent findings of heart disease.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said it was his finding that Mr McAlonan died from natural causes as a result of coronary deficiency.He added “If he had been walking down Portrush it could have happened. We don’t think that the accident contributed to his death. The signs are that his heart stopped as a result of heart disease.”He paid tribute to the emergency services including Mulroy Coastguard for attempting to save Victor.Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 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:donegalgleninquestmotorbikeVictor McAlonanlast_img read more

Middlesbrough 1-3 QPR: Highlights of Rangers’ dramatic victory

first_imgInjury-time goals by Bobby Zamora and Ravel Morrison gave QPR a dramatic win at the Riverside Stadium.See also:Late goals earn QPR win at MiddlesbroughQPR looked like a team again – RedknappMiddlesbrough v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Darwinian Dogma Doubted: Cave Fish Go Blind on Purpose

first_imgContrary to previous belief, blind cave fish have the genes to build eyes but turn them off during development, reports Science Now. When a body part is no longer needed, scientists usually assume that mutations accumulate in the genes controlling the structure, eventually preventing it from working or being made.  “That was the dogma,” says Stephen Ekker of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  But because the cave fish eyes are actively killed, natural selection is probably doing its thing, says Jeffery.  And that, he adds, might come as a surprise even to Darwin, who thought the cave fishes’ loss of sight might be an exception to the rules of natural selection.  The next step, of course, will be to figure out what the fish gain by losing their sight.So it’s not simply an issue of “use it or lose it,” the article states; “new research suggests that for some cave-dwelling fishes, blindness results from the careful coordination of gene expression, not simply from lack of use.”    Science News also reported this story, describing how the researchers could induce blindness in sighted fish by controlling the expression of a gene, and could partially restore sight in blind fish with different gene regulation.  The article ends, “Because the genes orchestrate both mouth and eye development, the blind fish may have lost their eyes as t hey gained a more effective mouth—a useful feature for catching food in the dark.”Creationists have argued that natural selection eliminates things, rather than constructing them, so this is no surprise.  What is surprising is that the eyes did not merely degenerate through disuse, and that the response could have occurred quickly through changes in the regulation of one gene during development.  Maybe there is a functional reason why this gene is being switched off in the darkness of the cave environment.  Maybe with eyes not in the way, it helps enhance the other senses the fish will need when sight is not possible.  Whatever the reason, natural selection cannot be credited with creating new function, because both eyes and mouths already functioned well. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ex-NBA star Stoudemire won’t play for Jerusalem next season

first_imgFormer NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire speaks to a journalist during a basketball training session with his new club Hapoel Jerusalem in Jerusalem on October 7, 2016.Stoudemire, who followed a winding path from poverty to professional basketball fame in the United States, has embarked on a new journey. After an NBA career that began with great promise before being cut short by injuries, Stoudemire has decided to make Jerusalem his home, becoming the most famous name to ever join the Israeli league./ AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEXFormer NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, who became the most famous name to join Israel’s basketball league when he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem last year, will not play for the team next season, the team said Sunday.The 34-year-old will return to his status as a minority owner of the team, Jerusalem spokesman David Bassan told AFP. He had sold his stake ahead of last season to be eligible to play.ADVERTISEMENT Jerusalem won Israel’s premier league last season, with Stoudemire averaging 9.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Stoudemire addressed his decision in an Instagram post.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It has been a great ride for myself and my family. We enjoyed the city, its people, the holy places and of course Hapoel fans,” he said.“Although I would have liked to return for another season, the team, coach and I could not find a role that I felt would allow me to meaningfully contribute in the way I have always been accustomed to play.” “I feel it is my time now to return to the shareholder’s position and help make this team even better.”Stoudemire came to Jerusalem after an NBA career that began with great promise was cut short by injuries, particularly to his knees.He described his decision as a spiritual quest, with the former New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns star identifying as a Hebrew Israelite, African-Americans who believe they descended from the ancient tribes of Israel.Stoudemire repeatedly expressed his excitement at being in Jerusalem, though he faced criticism earlier this year and apologised following a backlash over his comments he would avoid a gay teammate.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pacquiao wants Horn rematch in the Philippines LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more