The defender’s contract with the Italian champions expires in the summer 1 Juventus have offered Martin Caceres a new contract – in an attempt to ward off interest from Liverpool.The defender’s contract with the Italian champions expires in the summer and he is able to leave on a free.That has attracted interest from Liverpool and several other clubs from around Europe.Juventus are reluctant to lose Caceres on a free and, according to Tuttosport, have opened talks over a new deal.The 28-year-old is keen to keep his options open, though, as he aware of the number of clubs chasing him.As well as Liverpool, sides in Germany, Italy and Spain have all contacted Caceres’s agent regarding a summer move.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But a device developed by University of California, Berkeley researchers could help avoid the dreaded “red wine headache.” Chemists working with NASA-funded technology designed to find life on Mars have created a device they say can easily detect chemicals that many scientists believe can turn wine and other beloved indulgences into ingredients for agony. The chemicals, called biogenic amines, occur naturally in a wide variety of aged, pickled and fermented foods prized by gourmet palates, including wine, chocolate, cheese, olives, nuts and cured meats. “The food you eat is so unbelievably coupled with your body’s chemistry,” said Richard Mathies, who described his new technology in an article published Thursday in the journal Analytical Chemistry. Scientists have nominated several culprits for “red wine headache,” including amines like tyramine and histamine, though no conclusions have been reached. Still, many specialists warn headache sufferers away from foods rich in amines, which can also trigger sudden episodes of high blood pressure, heart palpitations and elevated adrenaline levels. RESEARCH: Device analyzes drinks for chemicals believed to cause the reaction. By Marcus Wohlsen The Associated Press BERKELEY – The effects are all too familiar: a fancy dinner, some fine wine and then, a few hours later, a racing heart and a pounding headache. People who take a class of antidepressants known as MAOI inhibitors, which block the body’s ability to break down amines, are at special risk of dangerous blood pressure spikes from wine, cheese and other foods. The detector could prove useful to those with amine sensitivity, said Beverly McCabe, a clinical dietitian and co-author of “Handbook of Food-Drug Interactions,” a book cited by the study for its descriptions of the effects of amines on the brain. The prototype – the size of a small briefcase – uses a drop of wine to determine amine levels in five minutes, Mathies said. A startup company Mathies co-founded is working to create a smaller device the size of a personal digital assistant that people could take to restaurants and test their favorite wines. The researchers found the highest amine levels in red wine and sake and the lowest in beer. For now, the device works only with liquids.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“It’s an irony that the United States far and away has the most powerful military in the world,” said Jones. “I think the current levels of attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan show, however, that the key vulnerability to the United States both in Afghanistan and Iraq is the asymmetric attacks.” U.S. forces have two combat brigades – more than 8,000 troops – in eastern Afghanistan this year, up from one last year. The U.S. has about 25,000 forces in Afghanistan today – 15,000 under NATO and 10,000 under the U.S.-led coalition. Accetta said U.S. forces this year have pushed into new areas that traditionally have been militant safe havens. “If you look back, last year we didn’t have a significant presence in Nuristan, and now we do,” he said. “That all contributes to the fact there have been more casualties this year than there have been in previous years.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KABUL, Afghanistan – Militants ambushed and killed six U.S. troops walking in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan – the most lethal attack in a year that has been the deadliest for the U.S. military here since the 2001 invasion. The number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan this year mirror the record toll in Iraq. Both conflicts have seen an increase in troop levels this year that has put more soldiers in harm’s way, including those killed Friday while returning from a meeting with village elders in Nuristan province. Militants wielding rocket-propelled grenades killed the six Americans and three Afghan soldiers. Eight U.S. troops were wounded. “They were attacked from several enemy positions at the same time,” Lt. Col. David Accetta, a spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and the U.S. military, said Saturday. “It was a complex ambush.” The six deaths bring the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this year to at least 101, according to an Associated Press count, surpassing the 93 troops killed in 2005. About 87 died last year. The toll echoes the situation in Iraq, where U.S. military deaths this year surpassed 850, also a record. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the war in Afghanistan quickly ousted al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and his Taliban protectors and appeared to have been a swift military victory. But insurgent attacks – advanced ambushes and suicide and roadside bombs – have risen sharply the last two years, and analysts say the counterinsurgency battle U.S. and NATO forces now face will take a decade or more to win. Critics of the Bush administration say the Pentagon turned its attention away from Afghanistan during the build-up to the invasion in Iraq, leaving the military with too few resources here to back up that initial victory with an adequate security presence. Though attacks in Iraq have dropped in recent months, U.S. troops there have also faced a rising number of suicide and roadside bombs since the 2003 invasion, known as asymmetric attacks in military circles. Seth Jones, an expert on Afghanistan at the Washington-based RAND Corp., said the power of the U.S. military has forced insurgent groups into relying on such bombings.
We all have an under-par game every now and then. But for Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid forward has set extremely high standards and any mistake comes under scrutiny. The 31-year-old is yet to open his account at Euro 2016 – and if he does, he will be the first to score at four European Championship finals, as could Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Portugal vs Austria clash was not his day though. As Fernando Santos’ side tried to get their first victory of the tournament – after drawing with Iceland last time out – Ronaldo had a number of chances to net the winner, as Portugal had 23 shots on goal.Ronaldo missed a second-half penalty, sending a low shot crashing against the post, before having a header ruled out for offside. As per, the internet marvelled at his failures – see some of the best reaction below: 2 Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post with a second-half penalty v Austria Ronaldo was classy, though, agreeing to a selfie with a pitch invader: 2
Blaise Matuidi is reportedly eager to play in England 1 France star Blaise Matuidi is waiting for offers from the Premier League – amid reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.The midfielder has been at Paris Saint-Germain for five years but he is considering his future this summer.Chelsea and United are interested in the 29-year-old and he could be available for around £22million.However, according to Le Parisien, Matuidi is yet to receive any concrete offers and is waiting to hear from English clubs.The France international is currently trying to help France go all the way at Euro 2016 but his agent is available to discuss his future.Matuidi is eager to play in England – but he will only consider offers from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Man United and Tottenham.
Cedric Bozeman, who missed UCLA’s last six games with a shoulder injury, is targeting a return to the court next week when the Bruins travel to Oregon and Oregon State. Bozeman began shooting and dribbling Tuesday, and said strengthening his left shoulder was the key to his return. “At halftime the doctor said I could go back in ‘but (Howland) was too worried. He didn’t want to take any risks,” Aboya said. “I really wanted to go back in.” However, all is not great for Aboya. An MRI revealed no new damage, but showed an arthritic condition, which likely will force Aboya to play to his pain-tolerance level much of his career. Aboya said the same thing happened when he was at the Tilton (N.H.) School, and Howland acknowledged the same thing can happen at any time. Also: Center Michael Fey said he expected to play because his ankle is feeling better. “I’m not going to miss this game,” said Fey, who played one minute against Washington. UCLA signee Marko Spica, who is from Serbia and Montenegro, did not get a qualifying score on his first attempt at the SATs and will take it again later this month. Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re going to take this week (off) and see how the treatment goes, and then maybe play the Oregon game (Jan. 26),” Bozeman said. “We’re going to continue to do things during the week, and see how that goes, and hopefully, next week I’m going to try and make a comeback.” Bozeman was averaging 10.3 points and four rebounds in 11 games before suffering a labrum tear in his shoulder. He started each game and played every position but center. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Right now, strength-wise I have to get there,” Bozeman said. “My conditioning, I haven’t picked up a ball in three weeks. This was the first day I really had a chance to do something. As of right now it feels pretty good, but I haven’t done anything with contact.” There were discussions within the program about Bozeman sitting out the rest of the season and petitioning the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility, but coach Ben Howland said that was not the best path. “I think it would be hard (to get a sixth year) because of the amount of games he played,” Howland said. “It’s possible, but I think his preference and choice is to try and come back and do it now.” Aboya can play: Bruins freshman power forward/center Alfred Aboya practiced and is expected to play tonight against USC despite missing the second half of Saturday’s loss to Washington with a right knee injury. In fact, Aboya was cleared to re-enter the game against Washington, but Howland held him out.
EXCLUSIVE: The family of Maddie McCann have made a poignant return to Donegal for the first time since their little girl went missing five years ago.Gerry and Kate McCann and their twins Sean and Amelie have been enjoying a family break in West DonegalThe family have rented a house in the Dungloe area and have been enjoying days out in the town. Missing Maddie’s dad Gerry has many relations in the area whom he keeps in touch with.His father John was born in the village of St Johnston but left Donegal in 1967 before Gerry was born.Poignantly this is the first time the family has returned to Ireland since Maddy went missing while holidaying in Portugal in 2007.Just weeks before she went missing, Maddie, 3, had enjoyed another trip to Donegal. The McCann family had been visiting the area on holiday in April 2007 before stopping off at their family-owned pub in St Johnston.A picture in the little village shows Maddie and family members enjoying an ice-cream outside People’s Bar which is still owned by Maddie’s grandmother Eileen McCann.More than 40 family members had enjoyed the Easter trip.Maddy and her parents had even attended Easter mass in Dungloe.This week the couple were given a warm welcome back by friends and family. One local woman, who asked not to be named, said she was delighted when she seen Gerry in Dungloe.“I went over and said hello to him and asked how things were going.“He said things were going as well as they could and they were enjoying their little break here.“He actually asked me where was the best place to find a swimming pool locally to take his children for a swim. “Nobody will really bother them when they are here which is probably what they want – to be away from everything,” said the woman.MISSING MADDIE’S FAMILY MAKE HEARTBREAKING TRIP BACK TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 26th, 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:donegaldungloeGerry McCannKate McCannMaddie McCannmissingportugal
Daniel O’Donnell is looking after the mothers of Donegal again.The singer is opening his visitor’s centre free of charge to mums this Sunday, Mother’s Day.Any mum who has her lunch at the singer’s Bank Bistro at the centre will be given a free tour of the centre in Dungloe. The centre, which contains an A to Z of Daniel’s life including his first schoolbag and his wedding suit, only opened last summer but attracted more than 10,000 visitors in a few short weeksThe centre opens for the season again tomorrow and manager Ann Gallagher reveled there are more surprises in store for fans of the singer.She said the centre has been a huge bonus for Dungloe which has suffered with the recession in recent years.“The centre has been flying since it opened last summer and it has give the town a real buzz again which it was missing. “We had more than 10,000 people here last summer – many from around the world in Australia and Canada.“We have a few new additions to the centre this year and we’re hoping we’ll have even more visitors. We already have several coachloads booked in,” she said.Any Daniel fans hoping to get a picture for Mother’s Day with their hero will be disappointed however as he is in America. MAMMY’S THE WORD FOR DANIEL! was last modified: March 7th, 2013 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:daniel o’donnellMother’s Day
There has been huge sadness following the news that Letterkenny dance school Dynamic Waves is to close.The school, run by hugely-respected choreographer Kelda Kelly, had been operating for more than a decade.Messages of support have been flooding in on Facebook for the school. The school has been part of many festivals and parades across Co Donegal in recent years.Hundreds of young dancers who went on to bigger things cut their teeth with the school.Dynamic Waves only put on their end of year Academy Showcase at An Grianan Theatre at the end of June to an amazing response.Former members went online last night to say how much they were going to miss the school. SADNESS AS MUCH-LOVED DANCE SCHOOL ‘DYNAMIC WAVES’ TO CLOSE was last modified: July 17th, 2013 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:closureDynamic WavesKelda Kelly