If so, they will be hoping that they can perform better than some stars who find themselves in the top ten that have flopped since their moves. Neymar remains the most expensive signing of all time after his £198million move from Barcelona to PSG, and although he hasn’t lifted the Champions League trophy at the Parc des Princes, he certainly hasn’t flopped. Villa fans will be hoping that Steven Gerrard can turn the 29-year-old into the player he once was this season. Eden Hazard rounds off the top ten most expensive signings ever, ending the list with a ‘flop’. The Belgian was exceptional at Chelsea, but his move to Real Madrid for £89m saw him fall in the estimations of many.
January 29, 2022 11:20 UTC
Has now graduated to the senior squad where his scoring ability and running power can give Donegal more choices in attack. James McLoughlin (Galway)Just turned 19 but Pádraic Joyce has wasted no time integrating the Moycullen man into the senior squad. Brian Hayes (Cork)Hayes had quite a year in 2021, winning Munster U-20 football and hurling and an All-Ireland U-20 hurling medal. He hasn’t made the Cork hurling squad so far and that places him firmly in the grasp of Keith Ricken’s football squad. Alex Mohan (Laois)When Laois lost to Dublin in the 2019 Leinster U-20 final, Portarlington defender Mohan was arguably their best player.
January 29, 2022 09:15 UTC
"You're better than Djokovic" Nick Kyrgios bigs up Andy Murray during Instagram live"You're better than Djokovic" Nick Kyrgios bigs up Andy Murray during Instagram liveNick Kyrgios accidentally hit a young boy with a stray ball at the Australian Open. English mum on moment her son, 9, was hit by stray Nick Kyrgios ball at Australian OpenA mother has commented on the moment her nine-year-old son was struck by a stray ball from Nick Kyrgios. She was accompanied by her friend and young son Fin, who were all seated four rows from the front of the stand and were guaranteed a great view. Halfway through the first set, Kyrgios hit the ball so hard it bounced into the crowd and hit her son in his side. "As I looked up Nick Kyrgios was handing a racquet to someone in the front row who then passed it back to myself.
January 29, 2022 08:32 UTC
Liam Sherringham pictured with presenter Lochlann Ó Mearáin as he travels aong the Shannmon in Athlone. Athlone’s White Bridge set to feature in RTÉ One seriesThe Athlone Railway Bridge features in episode five of the RTÉ One series, Droichid Na hÉireann, to be broadcast on January 31 next. In the programme, presenter Lochlann Ó Mearáin sails along the River Shannon to gaze upon the bridge, known locally as the White Bridge, which was built as part of the construction of the Great Southern and Western Railway. The construction of the 542-foot bridge, designed by GW Hemans, was completed on the night of July 18, 1851. From road to railway bridges, viaducts to footbridges, these man-made structures have long been an integral part of our country’s infrastructure.
January 29, 2022 07:36 UTC
Video and a photo taken aboard the USS Carl Vinson captured the moment a $100 million US Navy F-35 stealth fighter jet crashed into the South China Sea on Monday after a 'landing mishap.' The U.S. faces a race to beat China in recovering the high-tech military plane as Beijing could try to capitalize on its territorial claims in the South China Sea and say it's salvaging the craft for environmental purposes. "We advise [the US] to contribute more to regional peace and stability, rather than flexing force at every turn in [the South China Sea]," said Zhoa Lijian, a spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry. A Navy statement said the incident happened during 'routine flight operations' in the South China Sea. The Pentagon said two U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Groups, led by the Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln, began operations in the South China Sea on Sunday.
January 29, 2022 07:01 UTC
One in four TDs has a second job or other sources of income apart from their Dáil salary and allowances, the Irish Independent can reveal. Twelve Fianna Fáil TDs, including three members of the Cabinet, have other sources of income, according to an analysis of the register and an email survey. Dublin Bay South TD Jim O’Callaghan is a senior counsel. Roscommon-Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice is an agricultural contractor and is involved in plant-hire, turf-cutting, farming and civil contracting. Tipperary TDs Michael Lowry and Mattie McGrath are both company directors, while Mr McGrath owns mountain farmland.
January 29, 2022 05:41 UTC
A two-lane bridge has collapsed in Pittsburgh, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150ft while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. The collapse came hours before President Joe Biden was to visit the city to press for his trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, which includes bridge maintenance. A photo from the scene showed a commuter bus upright on a section of the collapsed bridge. A bus sits upright on a section of the collapsed bridge (Greg Barnhisel/AP)Authorities told motorists to avoid the area. “The president is grateful to the first responders who rushed to assist the drivers who were on the bridge at the time.”
January 29, 2022 05:15 UTC
The Ballylongford landbank with the site of the proposed LNG gas terminal outlined in red. Washington and Brussels agreed on Friday to source liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies via ship in case Russia reduces or cuts off natural gas supplies to Europe as a result of tensions in Ukraine. The balance is liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, with the bulk coming from the US, as well as Qatar and Russia. Environment Minister Eamon Ryan said last year that Ireland will freeze any new LNG terminals and ban fracked gas imports pending an energy supply review. It has war-gamed a partial cut-off of gas supplies all the way up to “total disruption”, officials said.
January 29, 2022 02:07 UTC
Ardmore Country House Bed and Breakfast in Kinnitty. Kinnitty’s Christina is 'absolutely delighted' with travel awards boostArdmore Country House bed and breakfast in Kinnitty was one of three Offaly tourist offerings to be named in the top ten at the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards, which were announced last weekend. Joining Ardmore in the Top Ten in their respective categories in the Reader Travel Awards were Birr Castle & Gardens and Mid-Ireland Adventure & Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Centre. She thanked the many customers of Ardmore Country Home who voted for her in the Reader Travel Awards which saw her listed at number 3 in the Top 10 of Ireland’s Best B &B’s. Christina says she enjoys treating tourists to home-cooked food and “a real and authentic Irish welcome” and she is very grateful to be recognised in the Independent Reader Travel Awards.
January 29, 2022 01:55 UTC
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January 29, 2022 01:24 UTC
Ash Barty has been switching off ahead of Saturday's Australian Open final by watching cricket and trying to forget the huge weight of expectation upon her. Ash Barty is the first female home player to feature in Australian Open final since 1980Her opponent Danielle Collins has little to lose and a history of playing well in Australia'It's pretty easy for me. The reigning Wimbledon champion has been outstanding all fortnight, having not dropped a set and lost just 21 games in all. Barty has been switching off ahead of Saturday's Australian Open final by watching cricketThis century, only Serena and Venus Williams have gone into a Grand Slam final having conceded fewer games in a tournament. Like other opponents of Barty, she will have to deal with the devilish backhand slice of the home favourite, which has proved lethal in this tournament.
January 29, 2022 00:42 UTC
The insurer updated the stock market on it profit outlook just hours after the High Court ruled it must cover losses for pub customers under their business interruption policies even when venues were allowed to partly open. That ruling went further than a previous judgement that the insurer must cover losses when pubs were forced to close as as a result of the pandemic. While FBD did not say how much it expects to claw back from its own underwriters the company said that taking all factors into accounts its profit for 2021 will be €100m. FBD said that Government supports paid to its pub customers with Business Interruption cover would not contribute to the 2021 profits. The successful test cases to establish FBD’s liability under the Business Interruption cover it had sold before the pandemic were taken by Dublin pubs Sinnott’s Bar, The Leopardstown Inn and Lemon & Duke along with Seán’s bar in Athlone.
January 29, 2022 00:06 UTC
Cricket West Indies (CWI) have hit back at reports of a rift within the team, labelling it a "malicious attack" on the credibility of captain Kieron Pollard. Image: Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Gareth Copley/Getty Images)The voice note is said to have claimed Pollard's relationship with Smith is "not the best", but CWI president Ricky Skerrit and head coach Phil Simmons have rubbished these suggestions. CWI have insisted that there is "no discord between the Team Captain and any member of the West Indies team" and labelled the claims "unfounded and mischievous". Image: Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Image: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)"There's no victimisation in selection in West Indies cricket, and there's no victimisation in this team in playing anyone." Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo also hit out at claims, tweeting : "After enjoying a beautiful hundred , a West Indies win series lead at present I woke up to see the same individuals who don’t care about the cricket trying to push a victimization narrative … hopeless unhappy ppl…I guess some ppl will never change!"
January 28, 2022 23:45 UTC
Nursing student Ann Gath, 42, was in her second year of nursing training when she had to drop out due to inherited kidney disease and used social media to apply for a transplant match. A mother of five told how she is desperate for a kidney transplant so she can take her children to the park again and finish her training to become a nurse. Nursing student Ann Gath, 42, was in her second year of nursing training when she had to drop out due to inherited kidney disease. The rules are that you have to finish the training within five years and it’s already been three,” he told The Mirror. '”Across England, there are more than 4,450 people currently awaiting a kidney transplant, a 125% increase from the previous year, NHS figures show.
January 28, 2022 22:46 UTC
Three weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office, saying likes could cause travel disruption and damage to buildingsStorm Malik is set to bring severe winds to parts of the country. Three weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office, saying likes could cause travel disruption and damage to buildings. Parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland have been issued a yellow weather warning, while an amber warning for very strong winds has been issued for eastern Scotland. The Met Office warns road, rail, air and ferry services are likely to be affected, as power cuts may occur. The Met Office says the warning stretches from Saturday through to Monday.
January 28, 2022 22:30 UTC