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Conte eyes upgrades after troubled spell

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 26 – Exasperated by Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets, Antonio Conte hopes Sunday’s clash with Everton is the prelude to a last-minute shopping spree by the Premier League champions.Since Chelsea won the title last season, Conte has been warning his employers that a host of new signings were required to ensure his team mounted a strong defence of the English crown while also competing in the Champions League. Last season, Chelsea benefited from their absence from Europe as Conte’s players were rested and rarely injured while they powered to the title in record-setting style.But Conte knew there was little chance of such good fortune two years in a row and his fears have already been confirmed, with injuries, suspensions and a lack of success in the transfer market combining to create the look of a club in crisis.A win over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur last weekend was a much-needed morale boost for Conte, but the intense Italian hasn’t let that success dampen his desire for more signings before the transfer window closes on August 31.Conte has signed only Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko since last term, while even Sunday’s opponents Everton have out-spent the Blues with a £140 million recruitment drive.The Chelsea boss has been linked with Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.Landing two or three of those targets would improve Conte’s squad immeasurably and he was quick to underline the point this week when asked about his transfer plans.“For sure, the club is trying to strengthen our squad, our team, they are working very hard to do this,” Conte said.“My focus is only on the pitch, then there is the club. The club is working hard and we will see what happens at the end of the transfer market.”By the time Chelsea return from the international break, they will be pitched into a hectic schedule of seven games in three weeks.Conte could have Eden Hazard back by then after the Belgian playmaker was called up by his country this week despite not playing for Chelsea this season after an ankle injury.– Impossible –But, with or without Hazard, Conte knows his squad will be stretched to its limits.“We are going to play seven games in a month, and I need to rotate the players. If someone is thinking that I can use only 11 players or 13 players, it’s impossible,” he said.“I have to rotate these players. But we must be ready. We must be ready to face this situation.”Diego Costa remains exiled in Brazil after falling out with Conte and Everton manager Ronald Koeman has cheekily suggested he would be willing to take the Chelsea striker on loan.For now, Koeman will look to Wayne Rooney to lead his attack at Stamford Bridge after the 31-year-old this week announced his retirement from England duty.Rooney rejected England manager Gareth Southgate’s offer of a return to the squad because he prefers to focus on leading his boyhood club’s challenge for silverware.Looking revitalised since leaving Manchester United in the close-season, Rooney has scored in Everton’s first two league games and his team head to Chelsea in confident mood after advancing to the Europa League group stage.Koeman is also encouraged by the form of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford following his move from Sunderland.“Jordan is still a young goalkeeper and I have been really impressed by what he’s done from day one here,” Koeman said.“There’s a big future for Everton and a big future for him.”Chelsea are looking to avoid consecutive home league defeats for the first time since November 2011, but Everton haven’t won at the Bridge for 23 years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Barca clash has special meaning for Spurs boss Pochettino

first_img0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino has reason to be pensive ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Barcelona © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 2 – In dire need of a famous victor to revive his team’s Champions League campaign, Mauricio Pochettino will draw on the memory of the most cherished success of his career when Tottenham host Barcelona on Wednesday.Pochettino’s side can ill afford a damaging defeat against the Spanish champions after conceding two late goals to lose their opening Group B match 2-1 at Inter Milan. A loss against Lionel Messi and company at Wembley would leave Tottenham facing a tough task qualifying for the knockout stages in their remaining four games.It is a perilous situation that leads Tottenham boss Pochettino to recall the day his Espanyol team upset the odds in the Barcelona derby to start his journey to managerial stardom.Pochettino’s three years in charge of Espanyol came after he spent nine years with the club, in two spells as a player.That time in the trenches made Pochettino a favourite son of Espanyol’s fans, giving the Argentine a special affinity for the rivalry with Barca.Given Barcelona’s history and financial might in contrast to the less glamorous Espanyol, it is little surprise Pochettino found it tough to get the better of the superpower from the other side of town.In nine local derbies against Barca, Pochettino’s team managed only one win, with five defeats and three draws.But that lone success remains a touchstone moment for Pochettino.Back in February 2009, Pochettino secured the first win of his managerial career in the most unlikely circumstances as lowly Espanyol stunned Pep Guardiola’s star-studded Barca in the Camp Nou.It was Espanyol’s first victory at the home of their rivals for 27 years and, even now, Pochettino can’t quite believe it happened.“I don’t know how we did it. All the people were saying Espanyol were dead and had no chance,” he said.“It was a special victory and an unbelievable memory.”– Enormous respect –Pochettino’s special relationship with Espanyol has seen him refuse to contemplate the possibility of ever managing Barcelona, even though it would rank as a step up from Tottenham.The 46-year-old believes taking charge at the Camp Nou would be a betrayal of the deep roots he planted during his time in Catalonia.“It motivates me being a periquito (Espanyol’s nickname) and living so many years in Barcelona,” he said in quotes reported by Marca this week.“Going back to the city is always nice and playing against Barcelona, too. It is always motivating.”Asked whether it is certain that he will never manage Barca, he replied: “It’s something that is more than understood.“I have a lot of friends in Barcelona, who are from the Blaugrana and for whom I have enormous respect, but my path, and that of Barcelona, are different, opposite directions, and coaching there would be impossible.”Having enjoyed an impressive Champions League group stage win over Real Madrid last year, Pochettino knows Tottenham are capable of toppling Barca as well.Crucially, they go into the game with Harry Kane back in form after the England striker shrugged off his early-season lethargy to net twice in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield.Tottenham haven’t been at their best so far this term, but neither have Barca, with Ernesto Valverde’s side failing to win any of their last three league games.Mauricio Pochettino started his career at Espanyol in January 2009 and soon faced Pep Guardiola and Barcelona in a cup match © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEThey did start their European challenge with a 4-0 drubbing of PSV Eindhoven however and Pochettino admits the long ball style played by Huddersfield at the weekend wasn’t the best preparation for facing smooth-passing Barca.“We are the third or the second team in the Premier League with most possession, but this was a different game,” Pochettino said.“It was a game where the ball was more in the air than on the grass. I think if you were here you realised it was a massive fight between both teams.“We’ll see what happens on Wednesday. I’m sure it will be a completely different game than it was at Huddersfield.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Summit focuses on gang violence

first_imgPACOIMA – After her son was shot in front of her apartment complex in 2003, Lela Jones started making a list of suffering. Jones began collecting the names of young people lost to gang violence, and she put them in a book. On Saturday, more than 70 names were posted on a tall board at Hubert Humphrey Park in Pacoima, and Jones experienced what she called a personal victory – bringing young people together to hear a message of hope. Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima, where Jones worships, organized the Youth & Young Adult Love Summit, which brought together former gang members and youths from the street. The assailant who killed Jones’ son Torrey, 23, was never caught. Jones, a soft-spoken woman, said she collected the names of gang violence victims from people all over greater Los Angeles. She wants to take the names and the “Wall of Memory” from city to city. At Saturday’s event, teens played basketball while children climbed into a wooden Noah’s Ark. The Rev. Jon Saenz, 48, of Victory Outreach took time out to eat some snacks at a picnic table. The Panama hat-wearing reverend, who grew up in East Los Angeles, goes into the streets and the parks to meet with gang members and convince them to change their lives. In recent years, he has noticed the San Fernando Valley’s gang problem worsen. Gangs used to claim neighborhoods, he said, but now they claim just streets, making it more likely that young people will get in trouble for crossing into enemy turf. Ex-gangster Gerald Gonzales, 40, of Northridge is a product of the Victory Outreach program, which converts criminals to Christianity. But a life of crime led to many broken bones and a stream of about 60 funerals for friends who died of violence or drugs, he said. Gonzales said that over time, he has seen that gang members suffer from misplaced passions. “We’re a people that are ready to die for the neighborhood, we are people that are ready to die for a cause that is worthless,” he said. “But at the time, it’s not worthless.” The Rev. William Broadous is senior pastor at Calvary Baptist, and his family has deep roots in Pacoima. In fact, the school across from the park where Saturday’s event was held is named after his father. In decades spent combating gang violence in Pacoima, Broadous said he has found family is the best remedy for gangs. “It takes the parents, it takes the religious community, it takes government, it takes all of us working together,” he said. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I just pray for him, whoever he is, I just pray for his salvation,” said Jones, who lives in Chatsworth. “That’s how I fight back.” Organizers said more than 300 people attended Saturday’s event, at a park that has known violent incidents in the past. The Rev. Curtis Anderson, 39, grew up in Pacoima and ran the streets as a gang member. Speaking before a crowd of worshippers, Anderson said he had once been shot at just around the corner from the park. As the crowd cheered him on, Anderson asked his listeners to recruit gangsters for the church and turn their lives around. “One thing about a gang member: He ain’t afraid to die,” Anderson said. “… That’s who I want on my team.” last_img read more

Champion Pats done in by Denver’s Champ

first_imgDENVER – It took a Champ to knock off the champs, a crazy 100-yard sprint by Denver’s star cornerback that helped the Broncos stop their long streak of playoff futility and bring the New England dynasty to an end. Huffing, puffing, dashing down the sideline, Champ Bailey got caught and knocked down at the 1-yard line Saturday night. But his interception of Tom Brady did the damage, setting up the game-changing touchdown in Denver’s 27-13 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Next week in the AFC championship game, the Broncos will play the winner of today’s meeting between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. This game also marked the end of the Patriots’ shot at history. Trying to become the first team to win three straight Super Bowls, the Patriots (11-7) simply didn’t have enough to overcome Denver’s steady play, a few bad breaks or their five turnovers. That was one fewer than they had during their entire, record-setting 10-game playoff winning streak that ended at the hands of the Broncos (14-3). “Obviously, we’re disappointed,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “We weren’t able to make the plays we needed to make to win, that’s why we didn’t win.” And when it counted the most, the Patriots also couldn’t match Bailey. “It was a great play by me,” Bailey said. “I made the play, but it was something we’d talked about the whole game.” The first playoff game in the history of Invesco Field resulted in Denver’s first postseason win since the 1998 Super Bowl, John Elway’s last game. center_img The Patriots were moving the ball well in the third quarter. They cut a 10-3 deficit to four points on a field goal and had moved easily to the Denver 5 for what could have been the go-ahead score. But on third down from the 5, Bailey stepped in front of Brady’s pass in the end zone for the pick. He sprinted down the sideline and when he felt Kevin Faulk swipe at him helplessly about 70 yards into the trek, he thought he had it cinched. Champions don’t go down easily, though, and tight end Ben Watson wasn’t quitting. Watson took an angle, and with Bailey slowing and bringing the ball down to his hip, Watson got there, knocked Bailey down and sent the ball flying out of bounds at the 1. Or maybe through the end zone. With Bailey lying on his back, grimacing and gasping for air, Belichick challenged the call, saying the ball flew out of the end zone, which would have given them the ball back on a touchback. “It definitely went out,” Belichick said. “It went out of his hands. They reviewed the play. Go ask them.” It was the kind of call a championship team might have gotten. With no decisive TV angle, though, the Pats didn’t and on the next play, Mike Anderson scored his second 1-yard touchdown of the night and gave Denver a 17-6 lead. “I never saw the guy coming, but I was going as hard as I could,” Bailey said of the longest non-scoring interception return in NFL playoff history. Always reliable Adam Vinatieri, the difference in all three of New England’s three-point Super Bowl victories, missed a 42-yard field goal wide right on the next possession. Shortly after, dependable Troy Brown fumbled a punt return to set up Jake Plummer’s lone touchdown pass of the night, a 4-yarder to Rod Smith for a 24-6 lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Home sales in California continute to slide

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Home sales fell across California and in Los Angeles County during April, but prices continued increasing from year-ago levels in most markets, a trade association said Thursday. Last month, sales declined an annual 21.4 percent and slipped 4.1 percent from March, said the L.A.-based California Association. April continued the sales slide that began at the start of last year’s fourth quarter. The April 2005 sales total was the second-highest since the association began tracking the market. Sales are softening in part because of high prices and rising mortgage rates. While the latter is still low historically, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate is at its highest point since June 2002. The rate for adjustable mortgages is at its highest since August 2001. Last month 30-year fixed mortgage interest rates averaged 6.51 percent, up 11.1 percent from 5.86 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac. Adjustable mortgage interest rates averaged 5.62 percent in April, up 32.2 percent from 4.25 percent a year ago. “Concerns about the likelihood of future interest rate increases continue to influence the market,” said association president Vince Malta. The association annualizes sales each month, which means that 516,960 previously owned single-family houses would change owners this year if each month’s market matched April’s. A year ago the annualized rate was 658,060 sales. The report is based on information from 90 associations across the state. Even though sales are falling, Leslie Appleton-Young, the association’s vice president and chief economist, said this could end up being the third best market ever. “We’ve been calling the turning point for three years and we’re finally getting it right.” The median price, the point at which half the houses cost more and half less, increased an annual 10.2 percent to $562,380 and was unchanged from April. In Los Angeles County, where sales fell an annual 12.8 percent, the median price increased an annual 17.3 percent to $567,480 and inched up 1.9 percent from March. “It’s still a good market,” Appleton-Young said. “I just think we have transitioned to a balanced market and it’s just challenging because people have such short memories.” The latter would be sellers who benefited from strong demand, tight inventories and annual gains of 20 percent or more in the median price. The association’s report also showed that: – In Ventura County the median price increased an annual 4.9 percent to $681,190 and sales fell 38 percent from a year ago. – In the High Desert, which includes the Antelope Valley, the median price increased an annual 22.8 percent and rose 2.5 percent from March. Sales fell 13.9 percent annually. – The median price increased in 18 of 20 markets tracked by the association. In Northern California it fell an annual 0.8 percent to $412,110 and dropped by 3.5 percent to $1.3 million on Santa Barbara’s south coast. The median price increased in 84.5 percent of 401 cities and communities, according to a separate report compiled by the association and DataQuick Information Systems. “We’re seeing price appreciation trend toward a more sustainable rate for the California housing market,” Appleton-Young said. Inventory is building and hit a 5.6-month supply in April but is still short of a seven-month supply that is considered normal. Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said that the local market has some lingering strength price-wise. “L.A. County continues to surprise people. That’s a pretty strong year-over-year price increase. What you are seeing is the market level off, and hopefully it’s going to come in for that soft landing.” greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 818-713-3743last_img read more

THE DUB AND THE BROLLY GO HEAD-TO-HEAD FOR BIG GAME PREVIEW NIGHT!

first_imgLetterkenny is the place to be on Friday if you want to warm up for Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final.That’s because St.Eunan’s GAA Club have organised the mother of all preview nights ahead of Donegal’s big date at Croker.Some of the biggest stars of the game including Oisin McConville, Derry’s Joe Brolly, our own Declan Bonner and Dublin’s Ciaran Whelan will be the special guests on the night at the clubhouse. MC for the evening will be the Donegal Democrat/Donegal People’s Press’ Ciaran O’Donnell who has promised a few swerve balls on the night which starts at 8.30pm!Tickets for the preview night are priced at a very reasonable €10 and are available from committee members or on the night.Both Ciaran and Oisin have generously agreed to give a coaching session to the Under 12 St Eunan’s teams at around 3pm.Also on the day, Newstalk Radio’s The Right Hook Show with George Hook will be presented from O’Donnell Park between 4.30pm and 7pm. All audience members are invited to wear their county colours.And if you happen to be from Baile Atha Cliath then some body armor is also recommended!EndsTHE DUB AND THE BROLLY GO HEAD-TO-HEAD FOR BIG GAME PREVIEW NIGHT! was last modified: August 23rd, 2011 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:previewRight HookSt Eunanslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES

first_imgRoyal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 2907/2012 were 10, 13, 16 & 17. There was no winner, consolation prizes went to the White children, Matthew O’Donnell & Aisling Kennedy. Next week’s draw takes place in Macs Bar and the jackpot now stands at a massive €5100. The Senior team unfortunately lost out in their Junior A Championship play-off game to Red Hughs on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-6. Hopefully now, after months of hard work Joe and the boys will keep at it and switch their attention to their league campaign and concentrate on promotion. Scorers for Naomh Ultan in the game were Cian Kennedy (0-3), Alastair Rodger, Dermot Gallier & Shane McWhinnie (0-1 Each). No football next weekend due to the bank holiday weekend. The club hosted their second Under 10 Blitz of the year on Saturday morning in torrential rain. But it didn’t dampen the spirits of all involved and it proved to be a great days football in the end up. St. Nauls and Bundoran both had teams down and produced some brilliant games of football. In the A team section St. Nauls just tipped our boys to take the trophy but not in the B section, were Naomh Ultan won the blitz in style.GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Former Chelsea star ‘holds talks with Celtic’ over Parkhead role

first_imgFormer Chelsea winger Damien Duff has held talks with Celtic about joining their coaching staff, according to reports.Duff, 39, currently works in a youth coaching position for Shamrock Rovers in Ireland, but he is one of the contenders to become Celtic Under-20s coach, succeeding Shaun Maloney who left the position to join the Belgium national team set-up a couple of months ago. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The Sun claim Duff has already held talks with the Parkhead club about moving to Glasgow, though it is expected he will face stiff competition for the role with a number of applications submitted for the vacancy.Duff is said to know Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers well, as the pair were at Chelsea together.Rodgers was on the Blues’ coaching staff between 2004 and 2008, while Duff played for the Stamford Bridge club from 2003 to 2006. REVEALED ADVICE REVEALED RANKED The Republic of Ireland legend, who hung up his boots three years ago having played for his country 100 times, was a key member of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side that won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004/05 and 2005/06, as well as the 2005 League Cup.He went on to represent Newcastle, Fulham, Melbourne City and Shamrock Rovers after leaving Chelsea, having joined the Blues from first club Blackburn in 2003. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining MONEY huge blow Latest Football News Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Duff enjoyed a successful spell with Chelsea Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1last_img read more

‘Why are Fabinho and Shaqiri not starting?’ – Liverpool fans bemused on Twitter

first_img RANKED Me when i see the teamsheet tonight against PSG and Jordan Henderson is playing pic.twitter.com/YgFFgubnRP— Linus (@ShaqiriSZN) November 28, 2018 Xherdan Shaqiri has been left on the bench for Liverpool MONEY 19:00 : sources say Keita and Fabinho start in Paris.19:15: James Pearce : Jordan Henderson and James Milner start in Paris.Me: pic.twitter.com/BIpvBkGqnW— Rowly (@ThisIsRowly) November 28, 2018 REVEALED ADVICE Going with that 3 isn’t even playing it safe. It’s a midfield that offers nothing so it’s a lot riskier than using Keita, Fabinho or Shaqiri.— Dominic (@DomBobb18) November 28, 2018 Liverpool fans have been left in a state of confusion after seeing their side’s starting XI for the crunch Champions League match with Paris Saint-Germain.Despite starting in the 3-0 win at Watford and impressing since his summer switch from Stoke City, Jurgen Klopp has frequently dropped Xherdan Shaqiri much to the dismay of Reds supporters. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF WHEN YOU SEE THAT MIDFIELD pic.twitter.com/f2QfwoukRi— (@PrimeFirmino) November 28, 2018 Only positive I can take from the team news is that Shaqiri & Fabinho 99% gonna start in the Derby with Keita – good chance starting with them.— (@LFCMerchant) November 28, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED center_img henderson starts and shaqiri doesnt something smells— ‏ً (@paradisemessi) November 28, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Klopp’s obsession with Henderson is beyond me.— Teboho Ranko (@teboho_ranko) November 28, 2018 Here are the best tweets: Annoying that Fabinho doesn’t start in my opinion.— – (@AnfieldRd96) November 28, 2018 1 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Latest Football News Fabinho has also shone since moving to Anfield from Monaco and although he has started three of Liverpool’s last four fixtures, the Brazilian also finds himself on the substitutes’ bench.Klopp has opted for a midfield three of James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum for the Group C tie and Liverpool fans have had their say on Twitter. huge blow last_img read more

GARDAI IN BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND CRACKDOWN

first_imgGARDAI across Donegal are out in force this Bank Holiday weekend to crack down on speeding and drunken motorists.And they will be keeping a special eye out for what they see as the new menace on our roads – motorists using mobile phones.Traffic corps gardai also fear that there are still too many boy racers causing problems for other drivers. But sources have told us that a number of operations in various parts of the county will be in place to take boy racers off the roads and bring them to justice.Donegal’s appalling record of road deaths is at the forefront of the Traffic Corps operation with civilian GoSafe speed camera vans out across the county today and over the weekend at accident blackspots where there have been deaths in the past.The Traffic Corps will be targeting the three main causes of crashes –  speed, drink-driving and motorists using mobile phones.“We want people to enjoy the bank holiday weekend but we want them to do it safely. We are putting patrols throughout the county to ensure the safety of all road users,” said one senior garda. “There will be speed cameras at several locations, but we are also targeting drink drivers and people  using mobile phones.”GARDAI IN BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND CRACKDOWN was last modified: June 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegalGardaispeed cameraslast_img read more