New Reds man Nathan Ferguson is desperate ‘to show people what he can do at Crawley Town’ after agreeing a three-year deal with the club. The 23-year-old made his move from National League South side Dulwich Hamlet for an undisclosed fee on Friday June 14.The attacking midfielder had been a mainstay at the Champion Hill-outfit over the past two seasons, making 80 appearances and finding the net on 11 occasions.Ferguson signed for Burton Albion in 2015 but failed to make a first-team appearance. Following a loan spell at Dartford, he joined Port Vale in 2016, but only made a single appearance in the Football League Trophy.After a brief foray into league football, Ferguson was keen to prove his ability at a higher level.He said: “I’m very happy to have joined Crawley Town. I feel like it’s my second chance to get back into the Football League again.“It’s a step up so hopefully playing in League Two can be beneficial to my game.“I just want … [Read more...] about Crawley Town new boy wants ‘to show people what he can do’
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Ana Kriegel was just 14 when she was sexually assaulted and killed. The perpetrator was 13, his accomplice likewise, their age eliciting a certain sympathy. But Ana is the innocent, the victim of a brutal crime, and also of ingrained misogyny, writes Joyce Fegan.The trial of Boy A and Boy B, for the murder of Ana Kriegel, failed to answer one question: Why? Why would anyone sexually assault and murder a young girl, who liked to sing and to dance and who watched Disney movies with her family on a Sunday? There is no logic or rationale, for nothing could ever justify or explain such brutal, inhumane behaviour. Especially not when the violence is committed by someone aged just 13. The age of the convicted murderers has troubled most people. How could someone so young perpetrate such violence? And then there was the empathy, sympathy even, that someone so young could be convicted of murder and sent to prison, their lives ruined. We see our child or friend or colleague in the convicted and … [Read more...] about What does the murder of a teenage girl say about us?
This is a man’s world. The airside tarmac, as Air Force One touched down in Shannon, was dotted in men. In a makeshift meeting room at Shannon Airport, US president Donald Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar were flanked by their requisite back-up teams.In the Irish corner was Mr Varadkar’s chief of staff, Brian Murphy; our most senior Brexit official, John Callinan; special US envoy John Deasy; and Ireland’s ambassador to America, Daniel Mulhall. In the American corner was Mr Trump’s own chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, national security adviser, John Bolton; and secretary of the US Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. Big jobs. Meanwhile, the documentation of Melania’s catwalk across the British Isles was in full swing; her to-die-for coat, her sartorial nod to Princess Diana and some sort of garment that was made from a fabric that apparently had red buses on it. When all the world’s a stage and the men get the big parts and the women are reduced to decorative … [Read more...] about I really don’t care what Melania wears — do you?
If you’ve ever tried to book tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or queued to get into the Potter bookshop in King’s Cross, you’ll know that the hype around Harry Potter shows no sign of slowing down. As the woman behind a magical empire, J.K. Rowling has become fabulously wealthy over the years as her books have flown off shelves, been adapted into blockbuster films and a stage play, and inspired some truly jaw-dropping merchandise sales. In 2003, Rowling made headlines when she was declared “richer than the Queen” and the following year was one of the youngest people on Forbes’ Rich List with a net worth of £1 billion. But recently J.K Rowling's billionaire status has been in contention - but for a very good reason. Forbes revealed in 2012 that J.K Rowling had dropped off their billionaire list, thanks to her “estimated $150 million in charitable giving” made a major impact on … [Read more...] about J K Rowling net worth: Is the Harry Potter author a billionaire? What does she spend all her money on?
People need someone who can take care of them and stand by them. Some prefer a freer relationship, some need their space, while some people want to be with their partners all the time. Despite our preferences and expectations, there is one thing all of us want in a relationship: Love. Everyone wants to be loved and find their better half who they can spend their lives with. However, have you ever thought about the effects love has on one's mind and body? Surely, it can have a great influence on our psychology. If we have a nice, stable and healthy relationship, it will give us peace of mind. On the other hand, a problematic relationship would probably hurt. Let's take a deeper look at the effects of love on our body. On Valentine's Day, it is time to learn what this magical power can do to our body. Love, which appears when oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, endorphins and adrenaline hormones are secreted from the brain, shows the clearest effect, not surprisingly, on the heart. … [Read more...] about What does love do to your body?