Looking at 16 fantastic European Championship kits through the years

first_img 6. Germany’s Euro 80 kit – What is it about Germany and beautiful kits? 16 2. The Soviet Union’s Euro 88 kit – The home kit featured a similar design to the Dutch one of the same tournament, but this white Adidas number was the one worn in the final and looks much better. 16 16 16 16 6. England’s kit at Euro 96 – Football nearly came home in this kit, but it didn’t. 13. England goalkeeper kit at Euro 96 – The fruit pastille ice lolly top was surprisingly popular. 10. Denmark at Euro 2004 – Not a vintage Denmark team, but a vintage looking kit for the likes of Jon Dahl Tomasson. 11. Portugal’s Euro 2008 kit – An all red kit for players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Deco. 16 16 3. France’s Euro 84 kit – The likes of Jean Tigana and Michel Platini donned a fine kit en route to winning Euro 84 and it inspired the 1998 World Cup shirt. 16 16 9. Germany’s kit at Euro 2008 – Names such as Lahm, Ballack and Klose wore this classy number. 16 16. Sweden (Euro 2004) – click the arrow to see more great European Championship kits – It was the era of Henrik Larsson, who scored a wonderful diving header against Bulgaria, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Freddie Ljungberg were also there. 16 14. Italy’s Euro 2000 kit – Players included new Francesco Totti, Paolo Maldini and new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, 16 4. England’s Euro 80 kit – Admiral did make quality kits, though the same word could not be said about the England team at the time. The 2016 European Championship will be live on talkSPORT from 10 June – click for ways to listen.Here, talkSPORT takes a nostalgic look at previous European Championship kits.Click the arrow above, right, to see some classic shirts and let us know which one is your favourite and which kits you think we’ve missed out.In addition, talkSPORT has put together every Euro 2016 kit for you to see ahead of the first game.RANKED: EVERY EURO 2016 AND COPA AMERICA KIT FROM WORST TO BEST 8. The Croatia Euro 96 kit – A colourful and patriotic top worn by the likes of Davor Suker and Slaven Bilic. 16 16 7. Germany’s Euro 96-winning kit – Winners for the third time in 1996, Germany boasted the likes of Klinsmann, Sammer and Hassler. 1. The Netherlands’ Euro 88 kit – The design was a bit out there, but looking back at Euro 88, the likes of Gullit, Rijkaard and Koeman made it look cool. 16 16 15. Netherlands’ Euro 2000 kit – In a throwback to the 1974 World Cup kit, the Dutch players who donned this shirt included Dennis Bergkamp, Marc Overmars and Edgar Davids 12. Italy’s Euro 96 kit – Is Diego Fuser wearing a belt? last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DONEGAL TO PLAY TYRONE AT MacCUMHAILL PARK ON MAY 17

first_imgMickey Harte will be facing Donegal in BallybofeyDonegal will face Tyrone in the preliminary round of the Ulster Senior Championship on Sunday May 17th 2015 at home in MacCumhaill Park Ballybofey, the county board has announced.Should the game require a reply it will be the following Saturday, 23rd May 2015, in Omagh.Should Donegal progress to the Quarter Final, Donegal will play Armagh in the Athletic Grounds in Armagh City. The U21 Footballers will face Cavan on the Wednesday the 18th March in MacCumhaill Park. GAA NEWS: DONEGAL TO PLAY TYRONE AT MacCUMHAILL PARK ON MAY 17 was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal v tyroneMay 2015Ulster Championshiplast_img read more

IATBA believe student boxer fabricated European title

first_imgLYIT student Ethan Ó Domhnaill claims to have won a European College lightweight title in England, however according to IABA, no such championships took place, and assert that Ó Domhnaill therefore fabricated his title.Speaking to Chris McNulty of Donegal Sport Hub, Peter O’Donnell, the President of the Donegal Boxing Board said; “There were no European College Championships on this week and the Irish Athletic Third-Level Boxing Association (IATBA) have not had any boxers away on representative duty.“I have checked the records and there is no possible way that this man could have boxed this week. He could not have stepped into a ring as he has no medical card and has no affiliation. “He claimed to have boxed twice in the one day but, of course, under amateur boxing rules, this could not have happened.“There are other boxers out there, working, training and fighting trying to earn funding and to have this happening on our door step and potentially damaging their chances is not on.“I contacted this man (Ó Domhnaill) myself this morning, but when he realised who I was he immediately hung up. It is clear what is happening here and it is very concerning.“The Colleges Championships have not yet taken place and when they do it will be under the auspicies of the IATBA. There is no record of these so-called Championships this week anywhere and I would ask that this man apologise for what he has done. “I will be contacting LYIT to make them aware of the situation and last night at the Senior Championship finals in Dublin I made the IABA officials aware of what had happened.”IATBA believe student boxer fabricated European title was last modified: November 28th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:boxingdonegal boxing boardethan o domhnaillpeter o donnelllast_img read more

Swansea City midfielder chased by Fulham, Newcastle, and Sevilla

first_imgThe Spaniard joined a year ago from Las Palmas for £11million, but he joined Sevilla on loan in January after struggling to settle with the Jacks.Sevilla are now trying to tie up a permanent deal for Mesa now but, according to ABC de Sevilla, they have a fight on their hands.Fulham and Newcastle are interested in the 29-year-old and are prepared to offer him another crack at the Premier League. Premier League sides Fulham and Newcastle United are trying to hijack Sevilla’s move for Roque Mesa.The midfielder is set to leave Swansea City this summer after spending just half a season in Wales. 2 2 Swansea City midfielder Roque Mesa in action. Roque Mesa celebrates a Swansea City goal last term. Mesa is still thought to favour a return to Spain with Sevilla, but a lucrative offer from England could sway him.The Jacks are now preparing for life in the Championship following their relegation with Graham Potter replacing Carlos Carvalhal as manager but they have so far only signed ex-Liverpool youth Yan Dhanda, while there have been no outgoings.You can see all the confirmed summer transfer window deals in the Premier League here.last_img read more

Some Man United fans hail midfielder as ‘best in the world’ after Bournemouth game

first_img revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Paul pogba runs this football club mate.— Labile (@UtdLabile) November 3, 2018 Rashford came off the bench to score the winner Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oh by the way, that Pogba run, dummy, cross and assist at the end was fantastic.— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) November 3, 2018 gameday cracker Pogba is the best midfielder in the world. Imagine disagreeing with this. Idolo. — James 🔰 (@mufcszn) November 3, 2018 That winning goal was all because of Paul Pogba. Brilliant run and cross! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/1idvlMFp4f— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) November 3, 2018 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap Most Popular Football Stories BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST Pogba won us that. Rinsed his man and put in a weak footed cross on a plate for Rashford. Quality ALWAYS shines through— Elliott (@URelliott) November 3, 2018 Check out the best reaction on Twitter below! Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 The Man United players with Pogba tense latest Paul Pogba created 4 chances vs. Bournemouth, twice as many as any other Man Utd player.Playmaker. pic.twitter.com/7IUzr1niWf— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 3, 2018 With his penalty technique garnering much of the attention in recent weeks, the 25-year-old let his football do the talking once again against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.Deployed on the left hand side of a three man midfield by Jose Mourinho, Pogba showed incredible link-up play with Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial throughout.And his persistence finally paid off, with the World Cup winner showing incredible skill and awareness to beat his man and put in a fantastic cross for Marcus Rashford to score United’s second in the 2-1 win.Although Rashford received the credit for his composed finish, Pogba’s contribution did not go unnoticed by several fans. 2 Paul Pogba may not be every football fan’s cup of tea, but there is no denying the Manchester United midfielder is capable of moments of magic.The France international has come under intense scrutiny this season at Old Trafford, with critics analysing every aspect of his performance. Pogba is very good. No point denying it.— – (@AnfieldRd96) November 3, 2018last_img read more

Proline come from a goal down to advance to next level of Uganda Cup

first_imgStanbic Uganda Cup Round of 32Proline 2-1 Luwero UnitedStarTimes stadium, Lugogo.Proline’s David Owori(right) in action against Luwero today, Thursday.Proline came from a goal down to advance to the round of 16 in the 2018 Uganda cup.The Azam Uganda premier league side went behind in the game on 22 minutes when Joshua Lubwama converted a free-kick to put Luwero in the lead.Luwero missed several chances in the first half in which Proline was miles away from their best as they (Proline) gave the ball away frequently and failed to create any meaningful goalscoring chances.In the second half, Proline coach Mujibu Kasule brought on Nigerian striker Ewuchie Dichimma who became a menace to the Luwero defence with his strength and pace.Proline finally levelled matter on 68 minutes when striker Allan Agaku ran through on goal and smashed into the top corner following a David Owori throat ball.10 minutes from time, captain Joseph Mandela nodded in a cross from Nigerian winger Iyasele Odili to ensure that the Lugogo based side move into the last 16 of the Uganda cup.“Luwero made it difficult for us in the first half but i am happy we finally won the game, said Proline coach Mujibu Kasule after the game.“We created several opportunities and managed to score two goals which is a positive for us as we had not scored a single goal since the turn of the year.“My prayer is that we take the momentum into the league and start collecting vital points in our efforts to fend off relegation.Proline who have not won any of their last five top flight games will take on Express next when the league resumes.Mujibu’s side seat only a point away from relegation with 13 games to play.Comments Tags: footballprolinestanbic bank uganda cuptoplast_img read more

More China Tariffs Hit US Ag

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — China will again increase tariffs on U.S. agricultural products as part of an announcement Friday by China’s government to raise tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. products.Again caught in the middle of the trade battle between the two countries are soybeans, which will face a 5% higher tariff starting Sept. 1, Reuters and Bloomberg first reported Friday. That will put soybean tariffs at 30%. Pork and beef will face 10% higher tariffs as well on Sept. 1.If the new tariffs go into effect, U.S. pork would face a 60% retaliatory tariff along with a 12% standard duty from China.The tariff hike is a blow for U.S. pork producers, which had seen rising sales to China. The pork industry also has been anticipating even more demand from China because of African swine fever devastating China’s hog herd.The National Pork Producers Council stated Friday, “Any escalation in the trade dispute with China is a major concern to U.S. pork producers. China, the largest pork-consuming nation in the world, is seeking reliable sources of pork as it deals with African swine fever. There is no more reliable source than the United States. Unfortunately, due to the current trade dispute, we are not able to fully participate in this opportunity.”Corn, sorghum and wheat also will be hit with 10% higher tariffs, but those will not begin until Dec. 15. Tariffs on those crops right now are 25%, and the U.S. has effectively been shut out of the market.Chinese officials announced the tariffs in a statement, pushing back on the Trump administration’s 10% tariff increase that will come in two rounds on $300 billion in Chinese goods starting Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.China also will hit the U.S. auto industry, with 25% tariffs on vehicles and a 5% tariffs on parts starting Dec. 15. China had put a hold on these auto tariffs in April.China’s government stated, “China’s adoption of tariff-adding measures is a forced move to deal with U.S. unilateralism and trade protectionism. The Chinese side once again reiterated that for China and the United States, cooperation is the only correct choice, and a win-win situation can lead to a better future.”The tariffs hit U.S. agriculture as farmer frustrations have risen over trade, the Trump administration’s handling of refinery waivers for biofuels, and a challenging crop year. Future prices for the November soybean and December corn contracts peaked in mid to late June and have steadily declined since then.With concerns of a possible U.S. recession, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell did not announce any specific possible steps Friday in a speech to other economists in Wyoming. The Federal Reserve lowered interest rates in July for the first time since 2008 over concerns that trade disputes could weaken the global economy.Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Which Heating Fuel is Cheaper, Electricity or Natural Gas?

first_imgMost green builders want to choose an environmentally responsible heating fuel, which is why an increasing number of green homes are all-electric. To prevent catastrophic climate change, we need to make a rapid transition away from the burning of fossil fuels (including natural gas, propane, and oil) toward the use of renewable energy (for example, electricity generated by photovoltaic arrays or wind turbines).That said, many builders and homeowners have been using natural gas for heating for many years. Before they make the switch to electricity, they often ask an important question: Which heating fuel is cheaper, natural gas or electricity?In most U.S. states, the answer is natural gas — but there are exceptions. As with most energy-related questions, the accurate answer is, “It depends.”Natural gas is cheap in Alaska, where residential customers pay only $4.68 per 1,000 cubic feet. On the other hand, natural gas is expensive in Florida, where residential customers pay $16.77 per 1,000 cubic feet.Electricity is cheap in Louisiana and Washington, where residential customers pay only 9.7 cents per kWh. On the other hand, electricity is expensive in Connecticut, where residential customers pay 20.3 cents per kWh — more than twice as much as homeowners in Louisiana.When it comes to energy costs, Hawaii is an outlier. All forms of energy are expensive in Hawaii:  natural gas costs residential customers $25.83 per 1,000 cubic feet, while residential electricity costs 29.5 cents per kWh. Fortunately, most Hawaiian residents don’t have to worry about heating fuel costs.If you want to know which heating fuel is cheaper in your area, you have to do the math.Step one: Determine your local fuel prices. You can either look up these prices on your utility bills, call up your local utility, or use the statewide averages shown in the table below.Once you know your fuel… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

RWW Recommends: Best Twitter Apps for Mobile

first_imgBoth the App Store and Google Play brim with Twitter clients vying for your 140-character affections. We cut through the noise to bring you the best apps for unleashing tweets on the go. A smartphone is the perfect Twitter launchpad. Short and sweet by design, shooting off a tweet from a mobile gadget is a breeze – if you’re using the right app, that is. Twitter’s bite-sized updates are the ideal social content to digest in the short spans of time that life tosses our way when we’re not tethered to a computer, whether it’s on a bus ride or waiting in line for a latte.To reflect the social network’s fast-paced micro-blogging nature, the ideal Twitter app needs to be quick and lightweight without sacrificing the kind of tools that power users crave. Pour too many features into the mix and “full featured” can turn into a nightmare. Happily, there are plenty of good Twitter apps out there, once you sort the wheat from the chaff.Our Choice for iOS: TweetbotThis iPhone exclusive has quite a loyal following, and for good reason. Tweetbot is a great little mobile tweeting toolkit that’s easy to use without shaving off bells and whistles like muting, which can prove invaluable for the everyday Twitter-goer. Tweetbot supports most anything you’d want to plug into it too. You can zap a choice tweet right to Pocket or Instapaper to read the link later, for example. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tweetbot’s multiple timelines are a must for anyone leaning toward the power-user end of the scale, since they let you hop between accounts and lists effortlessly. Top that off with a gorgeous, responsive UI and a strangely addictive set of sound effects (seriously, I don’t know what it is about the refresh noise), and you’ve got the most well-rounded Twitter app in the iOS stable.The app will set you back $2.99, but that’s a small price to pay for its uniquely successful blend of power and elegance. Cruising your tweets from an iPad? Tweetbot has a pretty slick iPad app to boot.Our Choice on Android: Plume The Android ecosystem lacks a standout as obvious as Tweetbot, but that’s not a bad thing. Google’s mobile OS is all about options, and it offers plenty of fine Twitter clients to choose from. That said, we prefer Plume by LevelUp, creator of Beautiful Widgets, a longtime Google Play all-star. Plume is the latest evolution of an app we used to know as Touiteur, which was solid in its own right. Android’s Twitter clients aren’t always the best-looking apps on the platform (popular client Twicca is a bit of a pixelated eyesore, for example), but Plume manages to include plenty of customization without clutter. You can swipe easily between your timeline, mentions, and direct messages, and painlessly add a column for a custom list or search. Plume also includes mobile must-haves like URL shortening, multiple account support, picture previewing, and a nicely implemented mute tool – a requisite for quieting down folks in your timeline who tend to live-tweet when they get excited about a sports match or TV premiere.The free version is ad-supported, so if the banner at the bottom bugs you, spring for Plume Premium ($4.99).Alternatives for iOS and Android Not too keen on our feature-rich picks? The good news is that the official Twitter app is a solid choice on both the iPhone and Android. While third-party apps are king when it comes to plenty of social services, Twitter’s official app is one of the best of the lot. It lacks some of the tools that true Twitter addicts require, but it’s reliable, good-looking and intuitive. Ultimately the best Twitter client (or any client, really) is the one that speaks to your needs specifically, but if you want a fallback, you’ll be well-served by the official app.Still not quite the right fit? Beyond regular ol’ Twitter and our main picks, check out Twitterific and Echofon for iOS and UberSocial or Seesmic on Android. Finding the right app for zapping your 140-character flashes of brilliance is serious business, after all. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts taylor hatmaker Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#apps#web last_img read more

Why FairSearch Can’t Find Anyone To Listen To Its Anti-Google Tirades

first_imgRelated Posts brian proffitt A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Antitrust#Google#privacy Google is sort of everywhere these days. Between its successful Android platform and the ubiquity of Google services for consumers and businesses, it’s getting hard to avoid the big G. Yet when its rivals form an organization like FairSearch.org and start calling out the search giant as monopolistic and anticompetitive, no one much seems to care. (See also: Microsoft’s Complaint Against Android In Europe Is All Kinds Of Stupid)It’s a huge contrast with the smacking around Microsoft took a decade ago, when Windows dominated the PC universe and both U.S. and European antitrust regulators branded the company a monopolist. Microsoft, in fact, is still getting its butt handed to it in Europe, where it recently faced huge fines for failing to comply with earlier penalties.These days, however, Google’s Teflon coating remains largely unscratched.Getting The Message OutIt’s not like FairSearch, a tech lobbying group with 17 members that each have a reason to want Google hamstrung in one way or another, isn’t trying. It has run advertisements. It has produced videos. It has held panel discussions. It has lobbied lawmakers and regulators.The general response? Apathy.For instance, two anti-Google videos FairSearch posted on YouTube have only 1,874 views. The group’s Twitter account has 939 followers. Clearly, it’s having trouble getting traction.FairSearch basically faces two big problems. One is something it won’t be able to fix very easily: the shoot-the-messenger problem. Read “FairSearch.org,” and it’s hard not to think “Microsoft” — Google’s sworn enemy.(See also: Microsoft Launching Another Pathetic Smear Attack On Google)True, Microsoft is only one of the group’s 17 members, and isn’t even a co-founder. But it’s still hard to take FairSearch’s complaints at face value, because everyone knows they’re self-serving and tailored to advance the interests of Microsoft and other members. Particularly when they follow Microsoft’s own high-profile assaults on Google.Too Big A Target?The other problem is broader, but no less of a concern: FairSearch’s message is too unfocused. Nor can it be tightened. It’s a real dilemma.When organizations or governments bust a company for antitrust violations, there’s a clear black-and-white line that the company has to cross: they are doing something to reduce consumer choice. As much as FairSearch would like to pin that accusation on Google, there’s little evidence that Google has done anything of the sort.Last week, for instance, FairSearch complained to the European Commission that Google’s Android operating system was an anticompetitive threat to the mobile market. My ReadWrite colleague Dan Rowinski did a pretty good job tearing that complaint apart. It’s pretty simple: No user is forced to stay with Google services on Android. Nor is any manufacturer. So whose choices are being constrained?That looks deliberate on Google’s part. It’s been very, very careful to be as big an influence on the market as possible without actually trying to establish direct control over anything. That makes it very hard for competitors to make the monopoly charge stick.Fire A Shotgun, See What SticksWhich may be why FairSearch is trying everything else under the sun. A quick look at its site reveals no fewer than nine lines of attack, include complaints about Google’s acquisitions, “content scraping,” “deceptive display,” mobile, “search manipulation” and alleged unfair treatment of advertisers and partners.This kind of unfocused effort suggests that FairSearch is taking a “see what sticks” approach, kicking up as much sand as possible in the hopes of clouding the view of government regulators.Curiously, the one area where Google rightly gets smacked about sometimes — privacy — doesn’t get much emphasis on the FairSearch site. Of course, its members probably want just as much user data as Google is collecting, so they don’t see much advantage to rocking that particular boat.Google’s enemies have a tough nut to crack, and FairSearch’s broad approach reflects that problem. The search giant has made a very good business out of mining user data and generating ad revenue without (as far as we know) crossing any serious lines yet. Until that changes, Google’s competitors may have to deal with their Google problem by, y’know, competing.Image courtesy of 1000 Words / Shutterstocklast_img read more