Industry rounds on planning reforms

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Cooper facing lengthy break

first_img One of the emerging stars of the National Hunt scene, Cooper shot into the limelight when riding three winners at the Cheltenham Festival, while he was also on target with First Lieutenant at the Grand National meeting at Aintree. The young rider was partnering the Tony Martin-trained Tepalo in Monday’s Weatherbys Beginners Chase when he came to grief. Bryan Cooper is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed the leading Irish jockey broke his leg in a fall at Down Royal on Monday. Press Associationcenter_img Cooper’s agent, Alan Donoghue, said: “He’s broken his left femur and it’s a clean break. It’s a bad injury. “Nobody has put a timescale on how long he’s going to be out for yet. He’s going to have an operation later this morning, but you’d imagine it will be a good couple of months. “It’s unfortunate but that’s racing. There are ups and downs.” last_img read more

Eric Weddle: Rams’ cornerbacks are ‘best I’ve ever played with’

first_img“There’s a lot to be excited about,” Weddle said. “I’m just going to fit right in, do my job and win a bunch of ballgames.”Weddle, 34, is entering his 13th NFL season after spending three seasons with the Ravens and nine with the Chargers, who selected him in the second round of the 2007 draft.He finished last season third on the Ravens in tackles with 68. He led the Chargers in tackles five of his nine seasons but left the team after falling out of favor with since-fired coach Mike McCoy. “We have a chance to be special on defense with the pieces that we have,” Weddle said. “Obviously, starting with A.D. Obviously one of the best players in the NFL at all positions and now being able to scheme up and do things that help him to give him an advantage even more so, to let him wreck havoc. He’s an amazing talent, an amazing person, the way he works everyday. There’s a reason he’s the best player in the league.”Weddle hasn’t been in Los Angeles long, but is impressed by what he’s seen so far this offseason, especially from cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. Related News Eric Weddle’s transition back to the west coast has been smooth thanks in large part to his new teammates.During his Friday appearance on “Total Access” from the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, the Rams safety commended the team’s defense, particularly two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, as he expressed his excitement to join them. Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott taking legal action against event staffer he had altercation with “Those guys are super, super smart,” Weddle said of the duo. “The instincts are off the charts. Play-making ability. … Those two are the best I’ve ever played with in my career of guys that play with vision, play the ball, understand routes, trust a safety that is going to alert them and put them in a position to make plays knowing that I have their backs. I’m extremely excited to get on the field with them, give ’em those live reps, live-game atmosphere and take this secondary to the next level.”The former Ravens veteran reportedly fielded nearly a dozen offers following his release from Baltimore before agreeing to a two-year deal with the Rams in March. He had previously stated that he would consider retiring if the Ravens cut him, but backtracked those comments and doesn’t appear to have any regrets.  Redskins’ Derrius Guice downplays hamstring injury Melvin Gordon addresses Chargers holdout: ‘I want to get paid’last_img read more

Man pleads guilty to burglary and dangerous driving

first_imgA Raphoe man has pleaded guilty to stealing a car and dangerous driving.Jonathan Ayton appeared at a sitting of Donegal Circuit Court today in connection with the incidents in Killybegs in April last.Ayton, 39, of The Close, Raphoe, faced a number of charges.They include entering the home of Sean Rodgers at Fintra Road, Killybegs as a trespasser to commit a theft. He was also charged with stealing a car belonging to Ann Rodgers of the same address.Charges of dangerous driving at Inver and Meenbog, Ballybofey were also brought against Ayton.He was remanded in custody to be sentenced in January next.  Man pleads guilty to burglary and dangerous driving was last modified: October 25th, 2016 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)last_img read more