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20 Mar 19
TODAY NEWS

BEN JOHNSON has signed a new deal at West Ham. The…

20 Mar 19
Food Covolution

At Coventry Cathedral Ruins, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB on Sunday March 24th (10am-4pm) It’s Cov Half Marathon Weekend, so bring on the razzamatazz! Coventry Cathedral and Coventry City Centre BID are joining forces to host a street food extravaganza in the ruins – so come and find the perfect accompaniment to cheering on the […]

20 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
WEST HAM wonderkid Ben Johnson has signed a new deal at the London Stadium. The exciting full-back is the latest star to come through the Hammers’ academy after making his first-team debut at Manchester City last month. Ben Johnson has signed a new three-year deal at West Ham Ben Johnson has come through the ranks at West Ham Johnson, 19, who has been with West Ham since the age of seven and featured in every age-group side, was rewarded with a new contract on his 18th birthday last year. But his rapid progress has seen boss Manuel Pellegrini hand him a fresh three-year deal. It comes after he featured in West Ham’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Man City without looking out of place. The Hammers earmarked the youngster as an important long-term member of the squad and were keen to recognise his rise through the ranks. Johnson’s new deal is heavily incentivised allowing him to be financially rewarded as he progresses under the guidance of Pellegrini. Johnson told the club website: “It’s great. First of all, I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity, to be playing football at this massive club. Extending my stay here is fantastic news for me and my family.” “It has been a whirlwind (since making my first team debut). I found out that I was playing at Manchester City the day before. DEBUT NERVES “I was nervous straight away, but then I felt calm and ready to play, told myself I deserve to be at this level now. I’ve kept working hard each and every day and hopefully there are more opportunities to come.” “I’m so privileged and blessed to be playing for West Ham, it’s great, I’m very proud. “It’s been a rollercoaster really, coming here at seven, through the age groups, 12, 14, didn’t think I would get a scholarship, then 16s, 18s, and really pushing on. “It’s been a great journey, and I only look back now to see how far I’ve actually come. [article-rail-topic title=”Latest West Ham news” term_id=”1918″ posts_number=”6″ /] “There are so many who have helped me along the way, I can’t say them all! Jimmy Hampsheir, Ian Yuill, Danny Searle, James Gritt, Liam Manning, Pottsy, Mark Phillips, Terry Westley…so many.” Johnson has followed in the footsteps of Declan Rice, Grady Diangana and Conor Coventry who have pushed their way into the first-team plans in recent years.   [bc_video video_id=”6014766607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”West Ham 4-3 Huddersfield: Super-sub Hernandez scores last-gasp winner to snatch three points for Hammers”]          
20 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
WEST HAM wonderkid Ben Johnson has signed a new deal at the London Stadium. The exciting full-back is the latest star to come through the Hammers’ academy after making his first-team debut at Manchester City last month. Ben Johnson has signed a new three-year deal at West Ham Ben Johnson has come through the ranks at West Ham Johnson, 19, who has been with West Ham since the age of seven and featured in every age-group side, was rewarded with a new contract on his 18th birthday last year. But his rapid progress has seen boss Manuel Pellegrini hand him a fresh three-year deal. It comes after he featured in West Ham’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Man City without looking out of place. The Hammers earmarked the youngster as an important long-term member of the squad and were keen to recognise his rise through the ranks. Johnson’s new deal is heavily incentivised allowing him to be financially rewarded as he progresses under the guidance of Pellegrini. Johnson told the club website: “It’s great. First of all, I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity, to be playing football at this massive club. Extending my stay here is fantastic news for me and my family.” “It has been a whirlwind (since making my first team debut). I found out that I was playing at Manchester City the day before. DEBUT NERVES “I was nervous straight away, but then I felt calm and ready to play, told myself I deserve to be at this level now. I’ve kept working hard each and every day and hopefully there are more opportunities to come.” “I’m so privileged and blessed to be playing for West Ham, it’s great, I’m very proud. “It’s been a rollercoaster really, coming here at seven, through the age groups, 12, 14, didn’t think I would get a scholarship, then 16s, 18s, and really pushing on. “It’s been a great journey, and I only look back now to see how far I’ve actually come. [article-rail-topic title=”Latest West Ham news” term_id=”1918″ posts_number=”6″ /] “There are so many who have helped me along the way, I can’t say them all! Jimmy Hampsheir, Ian Yuill, Danny Searle, James Gritt, Liam Manning, Pottsy, Mark Phillips, Terry Westley…so many.” Johnson has followed in the footsteps of Declan Rice, Grady Diangana and Conor Coventry who have pushed their way into the first-team plans in recent years.   [bc_video video_id=”6014766607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”West Ham 4-3 Huddersfield: Super-sub Hernandez scores last-gasp winner to snatch three points for Hammers”]          
20 Mar 19
The Sun
WEST HAM wonderkid Ben Johnson has signed a new deal at the London Stadium. The exciting full-back is the latest star to come through the Hammers’ academy after making his first-team debut at Manchester City last month. Ben Johnson has signed a new three-year deal at West Ham Ben Johnson has come through the ranks at West Ham Johnson, 19, who has been with West Ham since the age of seven and featured in every age-group side, was rewarded with a new contract on his 18th birthday last year. But his rapid progress has seen boss Manuel Pellegrini hand him a fresh three-year deal. It comes after he featured in West Ham’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Man City without looking out of place. The Hammers earmarked the youngster as an important long-term member of the squad and were keen to recognise his rise through the ranks. Johnson’s new deal is heavily incentivised allowing him to be financially rewarded as he progresses under the guidance of Pellegrini. Johnson told the club website: “It’s great. First of all, I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity, to be playing football at this massive club. Extending my stay here is fantastic news for me and my family.” “It has been a whirlwind (since making my first team debut). I found out that I was playing at Manchester City the day before. DEBUT NERVES “I was nervous straight away, but then I felt calm and ready to play, told myself I deserve to be at this level now. I’ve kept working hard each and every day and hopefully there are more opportunities to come.” “I’m so privileged and blessed to be playing for West Ham, it’s great, I’m very proud. “It’s been a rollercoaster really, coming here at seven, through the age groups, 12, 14, didn’t think I would get a scholarship, then 16s, 18s, and really pushing on. “It’s been a great journey, and I only look back now to see how far I’ve actually come. [article-rail-topic title=”Latest West Ham news” term_id=”1918″ posts_number=”6″ /] “There are so many who have helped me along the way, I can’t say them all! Jimmy Hampsheir, Ian Yuill, Danny Searle, James Gritt, Liam Manning, Pottsy, Mark Phillips, Terry Westley…so many.” Johnson has followed in the footsteps of Declan Rice, Grady Diangana and Conor Coventry who have pushed their way into the first-team plans in recent years.   [bc_video video_id=”6014766607001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”West Ham 4-3 Huddersfield: Super-sub Hernandez scores last-gasp winner to snatch three points for Hammers”]          
19 Mar 19
A to Z Literacy Movement Blog

By Betty Trummel In 2016, A to Z Literacy Movement had a busy year!  The first few months of the year was a flurry of local activity with students leading the way on many of the key initiatives.  Even at our 3rd annual Trivia Night fundraiser at Park Place in Crystal Lake, local high school […]

19 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
A CENTRE-HALF who tries to tape up his own broken hand and plays on to the final whistle? That sounds like the sort of player who might appeal to Mick McCarthy, a man known for not giving in easily during his career. Richard Keogh has ‘a lot of excitement’ about working with Mick McCarthy And Richard Keogh is determined to make the right impression on him, even though he reckons the new Ireland boss is already very familiar with him from his nine consecutive seasons in the Championship. Keogh said: “I’ve played against his teams a lot over the years. “He knows me very well. There is a lot of excitement in wanting to work with him.” Working with new managers is a familiar feeling for Keogh. Keogh is familiar with McCarthy’s teams from his years in the Championship When Frank Lampard was put in charge at Pride Park at the start of the season, he became the eighth permanent boss the defender has had since joining in 2012. And Keogh said: “It’s not great at times, you don’t want to keep changing managers. “Here we had Martin O’Neill for a long time and he did some great things but everyone is excited to work with Mick. “His record here speaks for itself, not just here, but in club management, he’s a great man and a great manager.” As someone who won the vast majority of his caps under O’Neill — who also made him captain on occasion — Keogh was never likely to speak ill of the Derry man, sacked in November. Asked how things had gone so badly wrong for Ireland at the back end of 2017 and 2018, Keogh said: “No player wanted to have the year we did. “The disappointment of not qualifying for the World Cup probably hit the squad harder than we thought. “It took us a little while to get over it. With the Nations League we could have performed better in that. “We’ve got to step up. With Martin, a lot of these players owe him a lot because he gave us a lot. “We went to a major tournament, we had some great results along the way, so we’re grateful. “But it’s not about what happened before, it’s about what happens now. “There’s a manager coming in who has got a clear way of what he wants to do, that’s what we are working towards. “The lads are excited to get out there, really attack the campaign and try and qualify for another tournament.” Keogh is eager to make amends for a disastrous 2018 Already, some of the minor tweaks around the camp have been implemented. McCarthy will not leave it until the last minute to name his team like O’Neill did but nor will he announce it publicly, in the style of Giovanni Trapattoni. And the squad that meets up has been reduced down to a more manageable 23 players. It ensures that anyone who reports in for duty will at least be on the bench on matchday. That has meant some casualties, such as Keogh’s former Derby team-mate Cyrus Christie. Christie had started the previous 11 competitive games for Ireland. With Séamus Coleman and Matt Doherty providing competition, Christie — who has been on the bench for Fulham’s last six games — has been deemed surplus to requirements. Keogh said: “Cyrus is going to be a big part of the future moving forward because he’s a good player. “But I think the manager just wants players who are playing every week and ready to go. “Things can change, a lot of the players that are on the standby list or who and aren’t quite there, it gives them something to aim for doesn’t it? “If you want to represent Ireland, nothing comes easy and you’ve got to work for it.” Not being a regular at club level is not something Keogh has experienced for a long time. Since 2008, he has been a regular for, first, Carlisle United, then, Coventry City and, now, Derby. So much so that earlier this month he clocked up his 600th appearance in English football. Cyrus Christie has been left out of the squad It is a source of pride but also one of motivation given that none of them have come in the top flight. The closest he came was in 2014 when his high-profile error in the play-off final helped QPR win promotion at Derby’s expense. He said: “I know what people have to sacrifice and the hard work that goes into just playing one professional game. “So to play over 600 now at 32, which is still pretty young, is something I’ve looked back on and am very proud of. “The consistency I’ve played with season after season fills me with pride, that I can keep maintaining my level of performance and even getting better. “Every player wants to play in the Premier League and it’s not happened for me yet, for whatever reason. I feel my game has been good enough. I feel like I have proved that with Ireland and in the Championship. “I have spoken to a lot of people who have played in the Premier League and worked there and they’ve been complimentary of me, saying my game is good enough. “Football is about a bit of luck, about timing and stuff like that. There is no reason why I can’t get there with Derby. It’s still a massive drive.” The Rams have won just one of their last seven games but are still just a point outside the play-offs. And he said: “We went through a tough period at a time when teams were going through a good period. “With nine games to go, it’s all to play for. “When you come to this stage, it’s who can go and hold their way of playing, stick to the game-plan and if we can do that, I’m pretty confident we can get into the play-offs.” With a promotion battle and McCarthy’s first games in charge, Keogh was not going to willingly go under the surgeon’s knife after breaking his hand a week ago against Stoke City. He said: “Just the way the ball was spinning or the pace of the ball, it slapped my hand basically. “It went all floppy. That’s why I thought I’d dislocated it. “I was just kind of pushing it around, probably a bit of stupidity and adrenaline. “I carried on and then after it was a bit sore, I went for the X-ray and found out I’d broken it [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SPORT ” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “At first they wanted to do surgery but I said, ‘No, I’d rather just carrying on to playing to be honest and take the risk’. “I spoke to the hand surgeon. He said, ‘You can have the surgery and still come get back quite quickly’ but potentially I might miss a few games. “So I said with this coming up and a big end to the season with Derby, I’d rather just take the risk I suppose a little bit more and do this, just try and carry on and keep playing.”
19 Mar 19
The Future: So Far, So Meh

A report from the New Economics Foundation, a thinktank (you know those places for people who think stuff) ‘revealed’ that HS2 will benefit London more. Fucking hell, cutting edge news that! How much are these ‘thinkers’ getting paid for stating the damn obvious? My dog could have told you that and with far greater insight […]

19 Mar 19
Go Local

AerCoach (ROI) New here are 8 Plaxton Panther bodied Volvo B11Rs for Dublin depot. They are in isi.ie livery which is to become the norm for all long-distance services outside the UK. 191 D 6740 is the first of the batch and is purple. The 2008 registered Jonckheere SHVs that they’ll replace are to be […]

19 Mar 19
Travelling with Chronic Pain

My name is Jess, I’m 25 years old and live in England. I was born here and have lived here all my life. Last year I qualified as a person-centred counsellor and am working with young people in a school. I absolutely love it. My favourite thing to do in the world is read. I […]

19 Mar 19
Egypt Solidarity

Increasing market competition between UK universities and declining student numbers from Europe is prompting a new round of investment in branch campuses in the Middle East. An investigation for Middle East Solidarity magazine looks at the background to Coventry University’s announcement of a partnership with a private education firm in Egypt for its campus in […]

19 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
SHAMROCK ROVERS attacker Brandon Kavanagh has been called up to the Ireland Under 21 squad for this week’s Uefa qualifier with Luxembourg. Kavanagh becomes the third Hoop called up this week with Trevor Clarke also in the Under 21 squad while Jack Byrne is in Mick McCarthy’s senior panel for the Euro 2020 qualifiers with Gibraltar and Georgia. Brandon Kavanagh is the third player from Shamrock Rovers to be called up to international duty Kavanagh has been called up after winger Simon Power, on loan at Dutch outfit Dordrecht at Norwich City, was forced to withdraw with a calf injury. His absence is a blow for Kenny who lost Tottenham striker Troy Parrott yesterday and was unable to call up Southampton’s Michael Obafemi and Luton Town’s Aaron Connolly because of injury. Parrott’s exclusion will be a blow for Irish football fans who will no doubt want to catch a glimpse of the Tottenham youngster who has impressed at the North London club. The 17-year-old – who was awarded FAI U/16 Football of the Year on Sunday – is not buying into the hype however. Speaking at the awards ceremony, the underage star said: “I try not to take any notice to be honest. I just try to keep on doing what I do and stuff like that. “Everybody tells me that people are talking about me but I don’t really take notice. “Obviously it’s good to have stuff like that, it makes you want to do better, I suppose. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “You sort of don’t even see how fast it is going. “But I’ll just keep taking things in my stride and hopefully keep progressing.” Squad: Kelleher (Liverpool), Bazunu (Manchester City), Leahy (Bohemians), O’Shea (Exeter City), Cotter (Ipswich Town), Ndaba (Ipswich Town), Masterson (Liverpool), L O’Connor (Manchester United), Clarke (Shamrock Rovers), Scales (UCD), Molumby (Brighton), Doyle-Hayes (Cambridge United), Ronan (DAC), Lennon (St Patrick’s Athletic), Coventry (West Ham United), Mandroiu (Bohemians), Idah (Norwich City), Farrugia (UCD), Elbouzedi (Waterford), M O’Connor (Linfield), Kavanagh (Shamrock Rovers), Drinan (Waterford).
19 Mar 19

Article Source: The Engineer Whilst driverless cars are advancing rapidly they’ve got a long way to go before they can understand and embrace the unwritten rules of human driving behaviour. David Fowler looks at how the LAMBDA-V project is developing the technology to help this happen. Last month the government announced moves to update regulations […]

19 Mar 19
First Forum

With the sun beginning to set in the wintery sky, a hopeful contingent of fans, most of them clad in blue, trudged their way to the west of the city. As supporters milled around the stadium, apprehension filled the air. Back-to-back defeats left the home side in a precarious situation. In order to keep their […]

19 Mar 19
High Velocity Sport

Aron Gunnarsson: Cardiff City midfielder set to leave at end of season https://ift.tt/2UI681d Aron Gunnarsson joined Cardiff City on a free transfer from Coventry City in July 2011. Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarsson is set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. The 29-year-old signed a one-year extension […]