MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”Anybody celebrating something that awful is not a football fan!”While another added: “Looks a dreadful injury, all the best for a speedy recovery, Lloris.”Lloris’ replacement Paulo Gazzaniga was then involved as Brighton bagged another before half-time to go in 2-0 at the break as crisis-hit Spurs’ nightmare spell looked to be continuing.Damn. Wishing Lloris a speedy recovery 🙏🏾🙏🏾— MissVella (@VellaJimmie) October 5, 2019 Hope Lloris gets back to full health soon. Terrible injury— *LFC6times (@Liverbird6times) October 5, 2019 Get well soon, Lloris#BHATOT— ballchatPodcast (@ballchat1) October 5, 2019 4Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite questions over Spurs future This team is more broken than Lloris’s arm.— Ojo Emmanuel (@Freude_4) October 5, 2019 No sympathy for Tottenham aside from Lloris’ arm injury #BHATOT— Matt Bracey (@mattbracey_) October 5, 2019 DAVID DE GEA has led tributes to Hugo Lloris after the Frenchman was taken to hospital during Spurs’ game at Brighton.Tottenham’s goalkeeper was left screaming in pain after his left arm buckled under his weight as he tumbled to the floor.Lloris 🙏🏼— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 5, 2019 4 The left arm of Hugo Lloris buckles horribly out of shape under his bodyCredit: AFP or licensors4 Lloris falls onto his left arm after spilling an early cross to gift Brighton the lead4 The elbow buckles horribly under the body of Lloris to leave the Spurs star screaming in agonyDe Gea tweeted to show his support for his fellow keeper and simply wrote: “Lloris” followed by a praying emoji.Lloris, 32, had spilled the ball on his own line dealing with a high cross, gifting Brighton the lead through Neal Maupay in the third minute at the Amex Stadium.While the Seagulls ran off in celebration, the World Cup winning goalkeeper was left writhing in pain at the back of his own net.Worried team-mates called the Spurs medics onto the pitch where they found the team captain unable to move.Specialists first administered oxygen to the stricken star in an effort to dull the pain.And as play was held up for six minutes, they then placed a mask on the Frenchman to attempt to control his breathing.Lloris was finally lifted carefully onto a stretcher where he was carried away to the dressing rooms where morphine was administered.He was then rushed by ambulance to a local hospital.Thousands of other fans were quick to offer their support to Spurs’ shot stopper online.One posted: “Am an Arsenal fan, but the #Lloris injury looked horrific and really painful and I wish him a speedy recovery.
The sun shined, the birds sang and the smell of freshly cut grass lingered in the air as the new outdoor gym in Letterkenny Town Park was officially opened on Thursday afternoon.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Gerry McMonagle and Mayor of Letterkenny MD Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh, were joined by Donegal County Council staff member Christopher McBrearty to do the honours and launch the new inclusive facility. Elected council members, Council staff, representatives from the Donegal Older Persons Council, Pobal and the Donegal Local Community Development Committee attended the enjoyable event.The outdoor gym is another welcome addition to what is one of the finest public parks in the country and offers a wide range of equipment including a walker, cross trainer, bicycle, stepper, chest press, hand cycle, arm stretch, fitness rider and bench presses. Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle with Donegal County Council staff member Christopher McBrearty and Mayor of Letterkenny MD Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh trying out the equipment at the new Outdoor Gym at Letterkenny Town Park at the official opening yesterday.The concept of the outdoor gym has grown in popularity across the world and studies show that exercising outdoors has additional health benefits in that it helps lower blood pressure and reduces stress.Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle believes that this new outdoor gym will go a long way to encouraging greater levels of activity among all age groups saying “having this type of a facility, in such a lovely setting, will certainly encourage more people to get active.“The equipment is easy to use and a simple twenty minute workout a few times a week will make such a difference to someone’s health, I would encourage everyone to come along and give it a go. I would also encourage groups both in Letterkenny and throughout the county to make use of this new facility, which is free of charge, by bringing groups along and supporting them to use the equipment.”Grainne Hynes from the Donegal Older Persons Council with Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle at the official opening of the new Outdoor Gym in Letterkenny Town Park yesterday.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, Mayor of Letterkenny MD agreed and also highlighted the positive mental health benefits of an initiative such as this. “This is Mental Health Awareness Month and I think it is very fitting that we are officially opening this new outdoor gym at this time. There is such a close link between positive mental health and physical activity and to have this facility available, open and accessible to everyone is an important step forward in creating healthier and more active communities. I think this new facility will go a long way in supporting initiatives such as the HSE’s very successful Green Prescription initiative.” Council staff from the Letterkenny Roads Service and the Parks & Outdoor Spaces section trying out the equipment in the new Outdoor Gym at Letterkenny Town Park which was officially opened yesterday.This new outdoor gym was funded under the Healthy Ireland Fund which is administered by Pobal and the Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC). Chair of the committee Cllr. Martin McDermott said “the value brought to bear by this funding is clear for everyone in community to see and the Donegal LCDC is keen to ensure that all the funding streams that are administered through the committee has a real and meaningful impact on the lives of people living in Donegal and this new outdoor gym is a great example of this.”Also speaking at the event, Director of Service with Donegal County Council Liam Ward acknowledged the input and support received from various community led groups in particular the Donegal Older Peoples Council in the development of this new outdoor gym. He also acknowledged that their support was fundamental in securing funding under the Healthy Ireland fund. €43,000 was secured under this fund for the equipment and material for the Outdoor Gym while the Council’s Letterkenny Roads and Parks & Outdoor Spaces sections undertook the work.Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle and Mayor of Letterkenny MD Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh officially opening the new Outdoor Gym at Letterkenny Town Park yesterday with guests including elected members, Council staff, representatives from the Donegal Older Persons Council, Pobal and the Donegal Local Community Development CommitteeThe management and staff of Councils Roads Service and the Parks and Outdoor Spaces section were thanked and there was a special mention for the town gardener David Donnelly and his team who work hard to keep the park in tip top shape throughout the year.The Council’s Community & Enterprise Directorate, the Donegal Sports Partnership and the Older Persons Council were also acknowledged and funders including the Department of Health, Healthy Ireland Fund, Pobal and Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) were also thanked for supporting this initiative.Letterkenny gets a health kick with the launch of new outdoor gym was last modified: May 28th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:exerciseHealthy IrelandLetterkenny Town Parkoutdoor gym
British officials intercepted an artifact smuggler at Heathrow airport who was attempting to sneak a valuable ancient stone into the UK. The smuggler claimed the object was for “home decoration.” The 12-inches-high artifact is dated to the second millennia BC. It’s a unique item inscribed with cuneiform text and is believed to have been illegally excavated from an archaeological site in southern Iraq. Albeit the stone has been damaged, its value as a rare historical item secures it a place on museum shelves.Heathrow airport, London, UKAccording to the Guardian, who reported the story on March 10, 2019, the suspicions of a border control officer were raised by a package which was, according to the customs declaration, a “carved stone for home decoration” originating from Turkey. It also declared a cost of “300” but no currency was mentioned.With the help of the British Museum, it was confirmed the object in the package was a Kudurru, or boundary stone, from ancient Babylon. These important stones served as official documentation of a grant of land by a king. Not many of these survive today and they are valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.Babylonian kudurru of the late Kassite period found near Baghdad by the French botanist André MichauxBritannica.com writes that, in ancient Babylonian times: “The original kudurrus were kept in temples, while clay copies were given to the landowners. On the stone were engraved the clauses of the contract, the images or symbols of the gods under whose protection the gift was placed, and the curse on those who violated the rights conferred.”The word kudurru translates to “frontier” or “boundary”. The kudurru inscriptions were the equivalent of land registration records, setting out the limits of the estate, as well as privileges granted to the land-owner. They were principally used during the period of Kassite rule in Babylonia, between the 16th and 12th centuries BC.Babylonian KudurruVery few archaeological artifacts are known to have survived from this era, and kudurrus are “in many cases the only documents of their period which have come down to us,” according to the British Museum. In addition to the importance of the text, such as references to Babylonian kings and historical events, they were carved were carved with animals, weapons and other symbols representing “the principal stars and constellations known to the Babylonians.” Such astral symbols were precursors to the zodiac.Babylonian Kudurru – clay tabletThe kudurru recovered at the London airport is broken and not everything on it is clearly legible. However, it is still considered to be a museum-quality piece.The cuneiform stone has been associated with the relatively unknown Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar I, who ruled circa 1126-1103 BC.Nebuchadnezzar I notably defeated the Elamites, his kingdom’s enemies, successfully annexing their capital Susa — a city later famed as the administrative capital of Darius the Great of Persia.Babylonian Kudurru – inscribed clay tabletsThe recently retrieved kudurru has two columns of text which are difficult to decipher since a portion is missing some parts are worn out. What’s certain is that the stone artifact refers to some sort of military effort — perhaps the one king Nebuchadnezzar I led against the Elamites.Dr. St John Simpson from the British Museum told the Guardian, “It’s a historical document, a primary document for a little-known episode of Mesopotamian history, showing the relationship – not always friendly – between neighbours.”Text from the Kassite era Land grant to Marduk-zākir-šumi kudurruSimpson also said: “The text mentions the god Enlil and the goddess Gula and refers several times to the city of Nippur, in southern Iraq, where Enlil was the chief god. This makes it quite likely that this kudurru originates from Nippur or its close vicinity.”It is further considered that the stone object was illegally excavated more than 15 years ago when a number of archaeological sites in Iraq were looted as war and conflict prevailed.Illustration of KuduruThe British Museum is due to hand over the kudurru to the Iraqi embassy in London on March 19th, after which the ancient artifact will be flown to Baghdad.Read another story from us: Scientists Reawaken Cells from a 28,000-yr-old Woolly MammothThis is not the first time Britain has returned artifacts belonging to Iraq. Several objects, previously seized by police officers from a London-based dealer, were handed back to the Middle East country in 2018. The situation with looting, which was a huge issue in Iraq at the time, has seen significant improvements over the past decade.