PUBLISHED: 22:22 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 22:46 07 June 2018 Andy Warren England's Jack Butland (left) is substituted for team-mate Nick Pope at Elland Road, Leeds. Picture: PA PA Wire Nick Pope ticked off another career milestone this evening as his stunning season continued with his England debut at Elland Road. England's Marcus Rashford (bottom left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates Phil Jones and Jordan Henderson. Picture: PA Pope, the former Ipswich Town youngster who rebuilt his career with Bury Town before ultimately moving to Burnley, came on as a second-half substitute for Jack Butland as England beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their final friendly outing ahead of the World Cup. Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck scored England’s goals, on what was a memorable night for Pope. The 26-year-old former West Suffolk College student forced his way into Gareth Southgate’s squad for Russia after a stunning season at Turf Moor, having only … [Read more...] about Former Ipswich and Bury Town goalkeeper Pope makes England debut in Costa Rica win
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Kintyre’s tranquil hills and beaches are an oasis of calm which provide the perfect backdrop for practicing yoga. Elaine McGeachy, a qualified personal trainer, fitness instructor and head of social subjects at Campbeltown Grammar School, has become the town’s latest qualified yoga instructor. After completing a ‘life-changing’ nine-day, intensive certified yoga instruction course in Campania, Italy, during the school’s spring break, Elaine is now a qualified Hatha yoga instructor.Hatha yoga teaches physical postures and focuses more on longer stretching, breathing and relaxation than other types of yoga. Elaine said: ‘I’d been wanting to do the intensive courses for years but most of them are four or five weeks long in far flung places like India or Costa Rica which I could never fit in around school holidays so this one was perfect for me. ‘It was very intensive but it actually felt life-changing – I’ve learned so much about … [Read more...] about Peaceful Kintyre: the perfect place to practice yoga
If parenting is a competitive sport, here is an excellent new travel round to play: how average is your child? According to a recent study, the typical British child today has visited four European cities, flown long-haul three times, and been skiing twice - all before they turn 10. Meanwhile, parents reported having left the country only twice before the age of 10 - and never further afield than Europe, according to the research by Royal Caribbean. Took my boys (9 and 6) to a Colombian jungle in 2015. Eldest is a type 1 diabetic, not sure what we were thinking as no phone signal, running water etc 😱 we had the best time though!— caroline (@caroline_norman) May 23, 2018 Not masses yet but once a year they spin the globe and wherever it lands we will travel to that destination at some point in the next 12 months— Five Adventurers (@Fiveadventurers) May 23, 2018 Mine as littles before they finished grade ten, starting younger than one, were in SE Asia … [Read more...] about How average is your child when it comes to travel?
There is a teen-comedy flick I’m told I should watch (or definitely not watch) called Bring It On, with Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union, but generally speaking I haven’t spent much time pondering the culture of cheerleading. Until now. Suddenly, in the age of #MeToo and Time’s Up, it is under fire, threatened with possible extinction even. First an apology to fans of cheerleading. I had never really thought of it as a sport in its own right, requiring gruelling hours of training and serious athletic ability. Nor did I know how insanely competitive it is. Young women hoping one day to be accepted onto the cheerleading squad of a major National Football League, NFL, franchise better be ready to be disappointed. This isn’t all, however. With the rest of the country, I have also been learning of how things can turn out for those who do make it to the big-league teams, say the Dallas Cowboys or the Baltimore Ravens. In short, not great. A … [Read more...] about We’ve been exposed to the sordid side of professional cheerleading. That doesn’t mean we should ban it
0 Comments Martin O'Neill: Northern Ireland call is step closer to big time for Crusaders star Whyte BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill believes Crusaders star Gavin Whyte can prosper in a full-time environment and shine on the international stage. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/martin-oneill-northern-ireland-call-is-step-closer-to-big-time-for-crusaders-star-whyte-36915509.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/article36915508.ece/b133a/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-17_spo_41011948_I1.JPG Email Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill believes Crusaders star Gavin Whyte can prosper in a full-time environment and shine on the international stage. The Crues winger is expected to seal a cross-channel move this summer with Crawley Town, Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers among the clubs eyeing his signature. Whyte was drafted into the senior panel for the first time ahead of Northern Ireland's … [Read more...] about Martin O’Neill: Northern Ireland call is step closer to big time for Crusaders star Whyte