Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott

first_imgHe becomes Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun. Speaking last Friday, Allardyce said: “Theo’s not as risky (as Tosun) because he’s proven. He’s scored 100 goals for Arsenal from wide positions as well as many assists.“His pace is one of his key strengths which we lack in this squad. His assists are pretty good as well as his goals.“We are short of goals so to add power in our goalscoring ability would be very important for me.”In a statement, Arsenal said: “We all thank Theo for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future.”Wenger admitted recently that he did not want Walcott to leave.But he said he could not guarantee the England international playing time, which was a sensitive issue for Walcott as he tries to win a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup in Russia later this year.Walcott, who has 47 England caps, has not featured for his country since the friendly against Spain in November 2016.He was infamously called up for England’s 2006 World Cup squad by boss Sven Goran Eriksson before he had even made his Arsenal debut, but did not make a single appearance at the tournament in Germany.“I’ve come to Everton because I want the club to push to the next level,” Walcott added in what will be perceived as a swipe at his old club.“The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now.“I’m dead excited and I just want to do what I do best which is playing football and expressing myself because I’m excited again, I really am.”Share on: WhatsApp Theo Walcott at EvertonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday.Walcott had been out of favour with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for much of this season and has opted to move to Goodison Park in a bid to kick-start his faltering career.The 28-year-old made just 16 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season and last started a Premier League game for the Gunners in April.“There’s something about this move I’ve just felt good about,” Walcott said.“It felt like it was time for me to move on.“It was sad but it’s exciting at the same time and I want to reignite my career and push Everton to win things as they have done before.“The manager is very hungry and it’s just what I need. I’ve had a couple of chats with him and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me.”Walcott scored 108 goals in 397 matches for Arsenal in total since joining them from Southampton in 2006.last_img read more


OUR HERO! Willy Caballero hailed by Man City teammate after Wembley win

first_imgManchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta hailed compatriot Willy Caballero as “the hero of the day” after his three penalty saves in the Capital One Cup final.Caballero played in every round of the competition before the final but there were calls for first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart to start against Liverpool at Wembley.But Caballero was given the nod by manager Manuel Pellegrini and Zabaleta was delighted to see his team-mate receive the plaudits after he saved spot-kicks from Lucas, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana to seal a second League Cup triumph in three years for City.“He [Caballero] was the hero of the day,” said Zabaleta.“I’m so pleased for him. He’s been here for nearly two years and it’s been tough. He knows there’s some moments when he’s not been playing too much.“We understand that Joe Hart is the first choice but it’s one of those moments where you have to keep working hard and the moment came today for Willy.” Willy Caballero celebrates winning the League Cup final 1last_img read more



first_imgGAA: Donegal’s greatest team of the past half century was named in the Irish Independent today.The paper includes just two of the current squad in its line-up – alongside the recently departed Kevin Cassidy.The full line-up is: Seamus Hoare (goalkeeper).Full backs – Karl Lacey, Pauric McShea, Barry McGowenHalf-backs – Brian McEniff, Martin Gavigan, Kevin CassidyMidfield – Anthony Molloy, Sean Ferriter Half-forwards – Martin Carney, Martin McHugh, Mickey McLooneFull-forwards – Tony Boyle, Michael Murphy, Manus Boyle.A full write-up is in a special supplement inside today’s Irish Independent. GAA: DONEGAL’S GREATEST TEAM OF THE LAST 50 YEARS NAMED was last modified: May 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: DONEGAL’S GREATEST TEAM OF THE LAST 50 YEARS NAMEDlast_img read more


Sparks: Plate discipline, bullpen key to Humboldt B52s success

first_imgEureka >> While they may not get the amount of attention or fanfare as the more established team in the northern part of the county, the Humboldt B52s are off to an excellent 21-6 record through the first two months of the summer collegiate season.Since dropping a three-game road trip in late June, the Bombers have been on fire — winning 10 of their last 12 games — including a four-game sweep over the San Francisco Seals this past weekend.What’s been the secret to the B52s success?A look …last_img read more


49ers report card: Why do Shanahan fourth-quarter leads vanish?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (2-8) graded in Monday night’s 27-23 loss to the visiting New York Giants (2-7):PASS OFFENSE: C+SANTA CLARA, CA – NOVEMBER 12: San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Nick Mullens (4) looks to throw against the New York Giants in the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Nick Mullens nearly won his encore, and, as expected, he encountered a better defense, and along with that …last_img read more


South Africa’s museums

first_imgSouth Africa, home to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, has a rich social and cultural history dating back to the word’s earliest human settlements.More than 300 museums all over the country reflect this heritage in a range of places – from elegant 18th century homes to caves in majestic mountain ranges, cultural villages in rural settings to state-of-the-art buildings in major cities.Visitors can find exhibits both conventional and eccentric on every conceivable topic – from beer to beadwork, from fashion to food.New additions are those reflecting the apartheid era, and commemorating those who fought and died in the cause of establishing a democratic country.The flagships of these cultural sites are the country’s national museums:South African Museum – Cape TownRobben Island Museum – Cape TownNational Museum – BloemfonteinAnglo-Boer War Museum – BloemfonteinDitsong National National Museum of Culutural History – PretoriaDitsong Museum of Natural History – PretoriaDitsong National Museum of Military History – JohannesburgHere’s a taste of what’s available in each of South Africa’s nine provinces:South African museum listingsMuseums: Eastern CapeMuseums: Free StateMuseums: GautengMuseums: KwaZulu-NatalMuseums: LimpopoMuseums: MpumalangaMuseums: Northern CapeMuseums: North WestMuseums: Western Cape For more information on the country’s museums, go to Museums Online South Africa Also useful is the Iziko Museums of Cape TownSAinfo reporterlast_img read more


Massive HIV-testing drive for SA

first_imgA major HIV counselling and testing campaign set to reach 15-million South Africans is due to kick off this month. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff, For more free photos visit the image library)  A major HIV counselling and testing campaign will be launched in South Africa this April. Recognised as the most comprehensive in the world to date, the drive aims to have 15-million South Africans tested by June 2011.The initiative, which is being led by the South African National Aids Council (Sanac) and government, will run until the end of 2011, when the National Strategic Plan on HIV and Aids is concluded.Speaking at a Sanac meeting in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on 17 March, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said: “The main objectives of the campaign are to encourage South Africans to know their HIV status; to equip those who test HIV-negative with ways of ensuring that they do not get HIV; to increase health-seeking behaviour; and to create a quick and easy entry point to accessing wellness and treatment services for those who test HIV-positive.From April 15, everyone who visits one of the 4 300 health facilities in the country will be offered an HIV test, regardless of whether they show symptoms or not, the minister added.Previously only pregnant women and people showing symptoms of HIV were given the option of being tested, while others had to volunteer and request a test.“I don’t have a feeling that South Africans understand that the biggest weapon against HIV must be prevention,” Motsoaledi said. “The mainstay of the fight against any disease is to prevent it from happening.”The Department of Health will raise funds for testing kits to be supplied to all health centres. “Health facilities won’t be expected to provide those,” the minister said.According to the Health Department, there are currently more than 5-million people living with HIV/Aids in South Africa – out of a population of 49-million.In the 2010/11 national budget, presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the Department of Health’s HIV/Aids allocation increased by 33% from the previous year.Compared to budgets for other departments, 33% is the highest increase, said Motsoaledi.But “we can’t keep on increasing by 33%. We have got to cut the rate of infection. That’s where the issue of prevention comes in,” he said.“If we keep on increasing [the budget] we will reach a situation in South Africa where the whole budget must go to the treatment of HIV/Aids, and I don’t think any country can afford that. So, our war of prevention is extraordinarily important.”Private-public partnershipLocal business has shown great support for the drive. “We fully endorse and support government’s campaign, its targets and the keen focus on HIV prevention,” said Brad Mears, CEO of The South African Business Coalition on HIV/Aids (Sabcoha), which works with the private sector in combating the epidemic.Mears said his organisation would establish workplace wellness facilities to provide HIV counselling and testing.“You don’t have to be a scientist to know that prevention is better than cure at all times. But if you have failed to prevent it and it has happened, you have to treat it. We do accept that the fact that we have got so many people on treatment, might be the failure of prevention,” Motsoaledi said.last_img read more


South Africa, South Sudan establish ties

first_imgMonyela said South Africa will continue with its post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD) projects as it is evident that South Sudan requires more skilled civil servants who are able to provide basic services to the people of the emerging State. Monyela said South Africa would do everything in its power to ensure that South Sudan sees peace, security and stability. Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, South Africa has been a helping hand in the Sudan region. South Africa and Africa’s newest state, South Sudan, have signed an agreement establishing formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. On the economic front, South Africa has been vigorously pursuing economic and investment opportunities in the new Republic of South Sudan. Post-conflict reconstruction and development “In line with the objectives of the African Agenda, South Africa will continue to support efforts aimed at ensuring a peaceful and stable environment in South Sudan and its neighbourhood.” 27 September 2011 Recently, South Africa trained more than 1 600 officials from the Government of South Sudan as part of a capacity-building programme taking place within the context of the African Union PCRD.center_img The agreement was signed by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her South Sudanese counterpart, Nhial Deng Nhial, on the sidelines of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. Economic and investment opportunities The Department of Trade and Industry is also planning a visit to South Sudan in early October 2011, which will include in its delegation a multi-sector South African business component. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the agreement is expected to lay the basis for the conclusion of other agreements, particularly economic and trade-related frameworks aimed at promoting bilateral trade and investment between South Africa and South Sudan. At the moment, a group of diplomats from South Sudan, together with colleagues from other countries in East Africa, are undergoing diplomatic training in South Africa. “The signing of the agreement establishing diplomatic relations … is a major milestone in the relations between the two countries,” said department spokesperson Clayson Monyela in Pretoria last week. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


Curlformers Genuine Patented Super Long Styling Hook, Don’t even try without it

first_imgUnless you have obtained genuinely great and sleek hair, this is the hook that will permit you use curlformers. The (engage in)issues integrated with the long and extralong sets (‘styling kits’) are simply useless to pull hair that is thicker, rougher, frizzier -even if 1 takes advantage of little sections of hair, and even speaking of healthful, shiny hair, which is simply just not that sleek. The ones i acquired held snapping in 50 percent, incorporating a significant hurdle to the finding out method. So, when itching to give the curlformers organization a a person-star ranking for currently being so low cost, i’m supplying the hook 5 stars.Mine did snap just after initially use although. Now i just use the hook half ?.Quick supply, terrific products and price tag.Key specs for Curlformers Genuine Patented Super Long Styling Hook for super long hair:Curlformers Long Styling Hookessential for applying Curlformersyour styling life will be so much easier.easy to useCurlformersComments from buyers“Don’t even try without it”Handy device that is utilized with curl formers it splits into two which is great for storage but can be a little difficult to use with the curlers.Was long sufficient for the long curls but was better than the just one that will come with with curls.A should if you happen to be utilizing the long curlformers – the smaller sized hook is far too little.Seriously like these hooks so a great deal superior than the affordable ones that split on initial use well pleased.last_img read more