Argentina v Iceland: World Cup preview, predicted line-ups, key player plus more

first_img💪”We’re not here just to make up the numbers”Gudni Bergsson tells us Iceland mean business at the #WorldCup 👏 https://t.co/HVhNThMbQN | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/id5DyRI69B— Weekend Breakfast (@talkSPORTWSB) June 16, 2018Key playersArgentina: The Albiceleste shouldn’t be so dependent on Lionel Messi, given they boast arguably the best attacking line-up at the tournament, and yet they are. He was the only Argentine to score in their last six South American qualifiers, and even then he only netted in two of them. That’s genuinely difficult to believe given this is a squad which contains Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Angel Di Maria. There is absolutely no chance they would have even qualified without the little magician. But this works both ways. Messi knows he must win a World Cup if he is to be considered the best in the history of the game and needs his team-mates to play up to their reputation.Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson has been a key player for Iceland in their recent rise, and he top scored in World Cup qualifying with four goals in 10 matches. His set-piece ability makes Sigurdsson a major attacking outlet for Iceland, as no one else in Hallgrimsson’s squad provides real quality in the final third. This is why Iceland were panicked when Sigurdsson picked up an injury in March, playing for Everton in the Premier League. He had to see a specialist due to a knee problem which kept him out of action for the remainder of the domestic season, but he was named in Hallgrimsson’s squad regardless, and returned to training ahead of the tournament.Predicted line-upsArgentina: Caballero: Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Biglia; Meza, Messi, Di Maria; AgueroIceland: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, R. Sigurdsson, Madnusson; Gunnarsson, Hallfredsson; Gudmundsson, G. Sigurdsson, Bjarnason; Bodvarsson 3 3 The Spartak Stadium in Moscow hosts the match talkSPORT.com give you the lowdown ahead the matchWhat the players are sayingAron Gunnarsson (Iceland): Gunnarsson will captain Iceland at their first ever World Cup finals Where can I stream Argentina v Iceland?Argentina v Iceland can be streamed live on talkSPORT.com, by clicking here 3 The 2018 World Cup is fully underway as we reach the first Saturday of the tournament.Group D opens with Argentina, losing finalists in 2014, clashing with World Cup debutants Iceland in Moscow.last_img read more

WARM, SUNNY, SHOWERS & 18C: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgIT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50. 2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. Tuesday’s Donegal Weather: A generally dry but mainly cloudy start to Tuesday with temperatures around 10C at dawn.It will brighten up in the afternoon and will become very warm with temperatures of 17C or 18C. There will be bright sunny spells especially in the west of the county.However there is the chance of showers in the afternoon and evening, especially in the north and east of Donegal. Some of these showers could be heavy. Winds will be light.It will be very mild overnight on Tuesday night, temperatures unlikely to fall below 10C. Sources: BBC NI, Sky, Met Eireann.IT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50.2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. WARM, SUNNY, SHOWERS & 18C: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 29th, 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 daily weatherTuesday April 29last_img read more

TONIGHT TO BE COLDEST OF YEAR WITH MORE SNOW FORECAST FOR DONEGAL

first_imgTonight is set to be one of the coldest nights of the year with temperatures expected to drop to -4 degrees overnight.Many parts of Donegal had snow this morning.Met Eireann has warned that Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo are expected to experience snowfalls overnight.Many parts of the county woke to a light blanket of snow which has gradually turned to ice and slush but driving conditions are still dangerous. The coldest night recorded so far in 2014 was in Mullingar where temperatures fell to -4.3 degrees on February 10th.But parts of Donegal could dip below that tonight.Donegal County Council has its fleet of gritters out and about.Drivers are warned to take extra care after overnight snow and frost created icy stretches on roads. Pedestrians are also advised to take extra precautions this morning on icy footpaths and untreated road surfaces, while drivers should remember to de-ice their car before setting off to work.The icy conditions have prompted Met Éireann to issue a status yellow weather alert, the lowest of the three categories of warning.Afternoon temperatures are expected to range between 3 to 6 degrees with some bright spells.The forecaster has warned northern counties of prolonged wintery showers throughout Friday afternoon.Met Éireann meteorologist Siobhán Ryan says the “raw” weather conditions are set to continue through the weekend. “Tonight will be one of the coldest nights so far this year. There’s a risk of wintry showers in the northwest with snow in Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo later tonight and first thing tomorrow.”TONIGHT TO BE COLDEST OF YEAR WITH MORE SNOW FORECAST FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 12th, 2014 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:colddonegalsnowlast_img read more

Half-time: Fulham 0 Stoke 1

first_imgPeter Crouch’s first goal of the season gave Stoke the lead in the Capital One Cup third-round clash at Craven Cottage.The former QPR striker exchanged passes with Peter Odemwingie before firing into the bottom corner from just inside the box on 32 minutes.Fulham boss Kit Symons made six changes from the side beaten at Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, with on-loan Cardiff City goalkeeper Joe Lewis and summer signing Sakari Mattila making their full debuts.With defenders Ryan Fredericks and Middlesbrough loanee James Husband both cup-tied, Tim Ream moved to left-back with Dan Burn replacing him at centre-half, while there were also starts for Alex Kacaniklic, Lasse Vigen Christensen and Cauley Woodrow.Kacaniklic forced Stoke keeper Shay Given into a save from an acute angle early on but the Whites have so far struggled to create chances.Fulham: Lewis, Richards, Stearman, Burn, Ream, Christensen, Mattila, Kacaniklic, Pringle, McCormack, Woodrow.Subs: Lonergan, Kavanagh, Evans, Hyndman, Bodurov, Tunnicliffe, Dembele.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Liverpool’s Lovren passed fit to return for Chelsea game

first_imgDejan Lovren will return to the Liverpool squad for Friday’s game at Chelsea but Emre Can remains sidelined.Lovren missed the Reds’ 4-1 win against champions Leicester at the weekend after suffering an eye injury in training.But the defender has since returned to training and been passed fit for this week’s game at Stamford Bridge.Can has also returned to training following an ankle injury but he is not yet fit enough to be considered for selection.Chelsea will be without skipper John Terry, who has been ruled out after straining ligaments in his foot.See also:Chelsea youngsters beaten by SwindonSwindon v Chelsea U23s player ratingsThe stats that prove Oscar has been transformed by Chelsea boss ConteChelsea not planning to sell ‘fantastic’ FabregasConte confirms Luiz will face LiverpoolChelsea v Liverpool: five key battlesPreview: Chelsea ready to defend unbeaten run against LiverpoolFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A breakthrough? Sharks rout Golden Knights in Game 4 to level series

first_imgFaced with the prospect of Wednesday’s game potentially being their last of the season on home ice, the Sharks scored twice in the first period and received a sterling effort from goalie Martin Jones to help beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0 in Game 4 to level the … ‘Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — In their biggest game of the playoffs so far, the Sharks came through with one of their most complete performances of the season.last_img

Next up on Joe Thornton’s hit list: the player he calls ‘the man’

first_imgSAN JOSE — Joe Thornton tends to project a ho-hum attitude when it comes to the collection of remarkable milestones he’s stacking up.Earlier this week, when he became the seventh player in NHL history to score 400 goals, record 1,000 assists and play in 1,500 games, he couldn’t even name another player on the list. The one guy that he assumed was in the club, Wayne Gretzky, actually fell 13 games short of joining the group.But when Thornton discovered who he could tie for 11th place on the …last_img

The First 30 Days of Reintegration – Part 3 of 4: Working on Relationships

first_imgThis is the third in a series of four blogs focusing on the reintegration journey of one Air Force Couple and their family.  Hopefully you have had the opportunity to read and reflect on the first two blogs in the series: The Honeymoon Phase and Establishing New Routines.This blog, which includes days 15-22, highlights the necessity of Working on Relationships following a deployment.  Watch for the range of emotions experienced by all family members, conflicts experienced, and efforts to work as a team.  During this time period, the couple ran a half marathon together.  Think about how a deployment and reintegration may be similar to running a marathon – both require preparation and planning. Both also involve preserving together to overcome grueling challenges.—————Day 15 – HerI wish I had more to talk about on our day 15 back together but we were the perfect boring normal family. Had a picnic for lunch, and grilled for dinner. We did stay home from the farmer’s market at the beach because my allergies were too bad. I’m telling you the struggle is real! I packed the kids for a sleepover at a friend’s house while hubby and I run a half marathon this weekend. The half marathon was something we signed up for before he left for his deployment. It was something we could focus on other than how long we have been apart. It’s surreal to finally be running.Day 15 – HimI’m finding that wife and I are starting to disagree more, which it sort of seems like where we were at before I left. Disagreements are usual amongst couples, but I don’t want to argue at all. There are just some things I say and the way I say them that sparks a conversation which eventually leads to a disagreement. I feel like I’m working on trying to better understand her while I certainly see her trying as well. There have been a few occasions now where she has let things go that she would have used to jump on and drive her point home. I hope I don’t make it sound like it happens all the time, because it really only has been a few times now, I just want to make sure that it doesn’t progress into something more. Communication has never been my strong suit, so this is something I’m really going to focus on, not just for these first thirty days home, but for the rest of our lives together.Day 16 – Her We are getting some more time way from the kids tonight. A whole night!!! Friends are letting our kids sleep over so we could come to the half marathon tomorrow. We are only a hour and half away, but it’s still a getaway. I have done runs and marathons but my hubby isn’t able to do them as much as me. It’s nice to accomplish to do together. To me it’s a team thing. I feel like we work together and finish together. I don’t think it’s a cure all in our relationship, but sometimes when we come to a road block in our disagreements remembering that we jumped over fire together once in a mud run makes it seems so small.Day 16 – HimToday has flown by and what a day it has been! I was so taken back by watching both my older two test and earn their next higher belts in Taekwondo. This was up there with some of the proudest moments I’ve ever shared with my children. I’m so proud of their discipline and dedication to their art. An overwhelming sense of pride came over me when each of them ceremoniously tore open their new belts to signify that they have mastered one skill level and had graduated to another. The day didn’t stop there either. My wife and I both signed up for a half marathon that we will be running tomorrow, so immediately following class, we picked up a few essentials from the house, dropped the kids off with the sitters, and headed to registration. I was so relieved to find that this race was very organized and we didn’t have to wait long to pick up our race packets/shirts. We ended the night having a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I can’t wait to see how tomorrow plays out.Day 17 – HerWe ran a half marathon. It was a lot of fun. Even better to run it with my bff hubby. He helped motivate me when I was struggling. I didn’t train as hard as I should of but I found it hard to with the kid’s schedules. But we stayed together the whole 13.1 miles. I say it was a day full of accomplishments! Complete win.Day 17 – Him It was an early start for a very exciting day! We spent the night at a nearby hotel so we could wake up close to the race. This was my first half marathon and my wife’s second. I kept asking her some questions from her experience and she had some great tips. It was a very challenging run since neither of us really trained for it. I worked out while I was deployed more so than I did before I left, but I wasn’t quite as motivated to run. My wife, on the other hand, was home dealing with everything I left behind on top of three children, so I can understand why she wasn’t able to train as much as she wanted to. Despite these setbacks, we persevered together and overcame a grueling 13.1 miles that helped draw us even closer to one another with our shared experience. I truly felt blessed to have gone through the pain and suffering, so long as I went through it with my soul mate.Day 18 – HerI was joking today, that I feel like I have gained ten pounds in the last two weeks celebrating hubby coming home. But then I stepped on a scale and found it not as funny. It took very little convincing to get hubby on board with a new menu to make every day. No more donuts for breakfast or Nutella filled crescents. Hubby sat down and really helped our son with his homework. I was very proud to see them together. Our son has always attached himself a little more to me. Little buddy likes his man time but will always come back for cuddles with me. We did have a down part of the day with some disappointing news. Hubby’s father was in the hospital again with heart problems. I don’t feel like I said anything right but I wanted to be there for my hubby. I went right to the Internet to google what could be done and found encouraging news from others that have gone through the same thing. I felt selfish because all I could think about is how I need to take better care of my hubby because of his family history I don’t want to lose him. I quickly went to the no red meat, lowering our salt, gluten free, I will make you live forever because I can’t live without you speech. I just want to live a long and healthy life with that man and I can’t see myself without him.Day 18 – HimI woke up today with some bad news. I felt distraught to hear from my mom that my dad had to go to the hospital again for the second time in three weeks. He was just admitted a few weeks earlier for pneumonia, which they also had to remove fluid from his lungs. This time there was too much fluid around his heart. I’m extremely worried that he won’t stop smoking or start eating healthier, as recommended by his doctor. He’s always been stubborn and I don’t see him changing his ways this late in life. He’s already had two heart attacks during his late 40s and early 50s. Even then, he continued to smoke even though my Mom actually quit as a result. I was very blessed to have my wife to support me after hearing this news. She sat outside of the shower while I tended to my thoughts and even looked up helpful stories of other patients who found ways to get better, despite their diagnosis. She’s such an amazing woman. I’m glad to have her by my side when I face this discouraging fact. I will spend my days trying to convince that man he needs to change his habits if he wants to live a longer and more healthy life.Day 19 – Her(no post)Day 19 – HimOur middle child spiked a fever last night, so we decided to make him a pallet on the floor in our bathroom to make it easier for him to go. At the same time he was also coughing real bad, so I gave him medicine for both. I checked in on him a few times throughout the night and into morning. I gave him water to complement his meds as well as a cold wash cloth to keep on his head. I did this again around 5am, but this time he didn’t want to lay in his pallet of blankets anymore so I offered him a spot in our bed next to me so he could get a little more comfortable. He must have woke up again sometime a little after 6:30am with my wife since it was a school day and that’s when her alarm goes off. I didn’t hear it since I was exhausted from waking up so often. My son was so appreciative of what I did for him, that he made me breakfast in bed! He asked my wife to make me coffee while he made me two pieces of toast with butter, cereal, an apple, as well as a banana. It was indescribable; the feeling that came over me when my wife told me it was all his idea. I couldn’t believe how generous he was when all I did was what my wife had done so many times before. I’m sure he would have done the same thing for her if I were here instead of overseas, but since we were both here, he felt he could do something in return. I am extremely blessed and that one experience has made my entire day.Day 20 – HerLast night I didn’t want to write because I was mad, frustrated, and jealous. My son gave a wonder gift to Hubby/Daddy to say thank you for taking care of him. I was so jealous. After that I let every little thing get to me. The peak of anger came when my kids fever came back hubby didn’t even think twice about it, the obvious thing to do was leave the sick kids with me while he went to the movies. Probably feeling a little nervous I was mad called me on his way to the movies to say he would take care of the chores when he got home. I went to bed angry and a sink full of dishes. In the morning I woke up to find the promises were not kept and I did the dishes. Angrier now he started to pick up on it and started to roll his eyes at me whenever I spoke to him. I couldn’t even talk to him about our oldest birthday party without feeling like I had to be on the defensive. I tried to suck it up and not be mad. But I was and jealous. I told him got eye rolling again. Then I gave him a gift, a book I wrote. He did say sorry. It was still a grumpy day but its ending better.Day 20 – HimLast night after such an amazing start to my day, I ended up taking my oldest daughter out on a “mini-date”. After her martial arts class, we went to the movies. It was a nice way to end the day and give me some one-on-one time with her. Today was a bit different however. My wife and I got into a disagreement over whether I was playing favorites with the older two since I would punish my son on the spot versus how I treat my oldest. I explained my thought process on why I didn’t immediately punish my daughter for something I told her to wait to do, but my wife took it as an excuse. I didn’t particularly like the way it was brought up, so I became withdrawn and didn’t really want to talk to her right afterwards. It wasn’t until she gave me my anniversary gift early did I turn my feelings toward her around. I loved her thoughtfulness and was taken back by the kind words she had written about me in a book she had made for me. I apologized for the way I had acted earlier in the day, but I don’t think that saying sorry at that moment really won my wife over since I should have done it sooner. Regardless, she accepted and I tried to be nicer to her throughout the rest of the day. I never want to hurt her or make her upset, but there are times where I say something or do something that irritates her and we start to fight because I don’t like how she reacts to certain things. I’m not perfect, but I want to keep working on finding what that feels like. My wife and I ended our day on a good note and I really hope I can keep the momentum up throughout the rest of this week we have together.Day 21 – HerWe celebrated our anniversary last night. We were extra sweet to each other. We didn’t spend a ton of money on each other’s gifts; instead we made each other’s gifts. We felt it was more honest and romantic that way. It was a great day.Day 21 – HimI had an absolutely great day today. My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary today. We decided this year that instead of buying each other gifts we would make each other something that was very special to us. She got me one of the best gifts I could ask for. I decided to make her a movie of our first 10 years together. She absolutely loved it. We decided to stay in with one another and enjoy each other’s company today and we’ll go out tomorrow to celebrate. We shared a few memories together and the day was filled with nothing but laughs and good times. It was a great day we’ll look back years from now to enjoy.Day 22 – HerI was completely impressed with my husband. We booked a dinner cruise for a romantic, ten year anniversary date. He stayed cool, calm and dashing all night long. Me on the other hand had a few mentions of panic when I realized that there was a prom night going on at the same time. Lucky it was on another boat. It was sweet of him to step out of his comfort zone and dance with me. I really appreciated all the extra patience and love he showed me.Day 22 – HimOur anniversary was yesterday, but we decided to go out to celebrate today. We decided to book us a dinner cruise. It was a new experience for us and thought it would be really romantic. My wife was really excited and took her time getting ready since she was looking forward to it. I tried cleaning up around the house, a little more than normal, so that we wouldn’t have to worry about it when we came back. We even got a babysitter who was willing to swing by early at the last minute so we could take our time getting to the boat. I’m certainly glad we left when we did. Our romantic experience was not off to a good start when we got to the parking lot and was at a complete standstill in traffic. People were inconsiderate and parking their cars in the road while they got out to either drop-off or pick up their passengers. To make matters worse, there was only one way into the lot itself, and you had to drive past it first, turn around, then pull in. Needless to say we couldn’t wait to get out of there! Finally on the cruise, we started to enjoy ourselves. It was a very nice experience. We sat to ourselves and just talked about whatever came up. We walked around the deck and took in the sights. Later into the cruise we were treated to an anniversary dance. The best part was that the live band actually played our wedding song! That was the cherry on top of an already great evening. I would say, despite the parking, this was a very successful and memorable night.——————Please share your thoughts in the comment box below about this third blog.  What implications do you see for your role as a Military Family Service Professional?  What resources or strategies might be helpful for families?Watch for Part 4 of 4 of this reintegration blog series, Importance of Support Network & Keeping Things in Perspective, which will be posted in one week.To learn more about current research related to reintegration, issues military families face during reintegration, as well as how these findings may impact programs and policies check out this archived webinar, “The Experience of Reintegration for Military Families and Implications for DoD” held mid-May.MFLN Family Transitions Development provides education, resources and networking opportunities for professionals working with military families to build resilience and navigate life cycle transitions. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

How to Shoot a Car Conversation Scene

first_imgHere are some different approaches you can take the next time you want to take your shot on the road.Top image: Pulp Fiction via MiramaxThere’s something about the cinematic road scene that is deeply embedded in American film and culture. Whether it’s Thelma & Louise or Little Miss Sunshine or Dumb and Dumber, there’s cinematic beauty in the conversations we have while trapped inside a car. However, from a DP’s perspective, it can be one of the most difficult and taxing set-ups to tackle.Green ScreenThis method involves the least amount of moving (parts, and in general) but the greatest amount of post-production. Leaving the car stationary and setting up a green screen will allow you to control the scene as much as possible. However, it will require some serious editing chops to fill every mirror and window reflection in a believable way that looks natural.Camera MountThe car mount method (dash cam, side mount, etc…) would be your best DIY small-production option. It’s also the riskiest in terms of possibly damage to your camera or gear. The small dashboard cam might be the safest shot possible, but it’s also one of the most used. Unless you’re project is embracing a practical DIY approach, it would be worth it to invest time or money into other options.Tow CarThis is the professional method of choice (outside of major blockbusters with full production facilities). The tow car gives you maximum control of your car “set” while in a natural, uncontrolled environment. Tow car production still requires a production team and solid coordination (especially for filming scenes multiple times from multiple angles). But if you can afford a tow car (or makeshift trailer), you’ll get the most authentic cinematic look.Have any other approaches you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Expelled Akali leaders to float new party

first_imgAs the three expelled leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday announced that they will float a “new Akali Dal” soon, the SAD accused them of playing into the hands of the Congress party.In Amritsar, expelled MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura accused SAD president Sukhbir Badal of causing “irreparable damage” to the party. “We will launch a new party keeping intact the original values and ideology of the Akali Dal,” said Mr. Brahmpura, accompanied by the other expelled leaders — Sewa Singh Sekhwan and Rattan Singh Ajnala.“We will announce the name of the party on December 14,” the leaders added.Senior SAD leaders Nirmal Singh Kahlon and Gulzar Singh Ranike said the announcement by the expelled leaders that they will reach out to Sukhpal Khaira was proof that the new outfit was destined to be a Congress front.“By joining hands with Mr. Khaira [the suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader was formerly with the Congress], the expelled leaders have proved themselves to be Congress yes-man who are ready to do what their new political masters order,” alleged Mr. Kahlon and Mr. Ranike.“These expelled leaders believe that they are bigger than the SAD and will deliver the party to the Congress. However, people have seen through the opportunism of these discredited leaders and stand exposed before them,” said the leaders.last_img read more