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  • This is why a man was pictured with a Xbox controller at an Arsenal game - Irish Daily Star

    THE reason why a man was pictured holding a Xbox controller at the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Arsenal has been given. Confusion raged as to why the bespectacled Ed Syers was holding the gaming device at St James’ Park on social media. David Eccles – the head of player tracking for the firm – said: “We collect performance data on all the players and referees, data such as distance of every player, the speeds of all the players including when working at high-intensity and so forth. “We also collect possession, which is actually what the Xbox controller is for.

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  • New 'Super Giant' Natural Gas Field Could Be Straw That Breaks OPEC's Back - Irish Sun

    A new super-giant natural gas field could prove to be the largest ever discovered on ...

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  • Why is Ireland now more expensive than Germany?

    Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the EU, only exceeded by Denmark.

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  • Rape accused seeks to have childcare hearing delayed

    A man accused of raping his daughter has launched a High Court action aimed at having childcare proceedings concerning his children adjourned until after his criminal trial has concluded. The man, who cannot be identified by order of the court, faces before a judge and jury at the Central Criminal Court on sexual offences including rape. Arising out of the allegations the man’s children have been placed in the care of the Child and Family Agency, which obtained interim care orders in the District Court which have been periodically extended.

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  • In its destruction, Palmyra reaps what Saudi Arabia sowed

    Satellite images have revealed the destruction by Islamic State of the iconic 2,000-year-old Bel temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra just five days before US president Barack Obama is due to receive King Salman of Saudi Arabia, the progenitor of Islamic State and similar movements destabilising countries across the globe. Saudi Arabia’s puritan Wahhabi doctrine is the font of IS beliefs.

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  • The curse of Strictly strikes again? Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

    Call The Midwife star Helen George has split from her husband of three years, her publicist confirmed. Helen, who is also set to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, parted ways with Oliver Boot “some time ago”. The pair met on set while filming Hotel Babylon and she married Boot in December 2012. The new series of Strictly Come Dancing starts this Saturday. q
  • Fifa looking into details of collapse in David de Gea transfer to Real Madrid

    David de Gea’s proposed transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid collapsed late last night with Fifa now understood to be looking into the details surrounding it. The only grounds for a successful appeal would be if the club could prove there was a failure in the administration involving the Spanish authorities.

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  • Dunnes, Lidl up ante in grocery wars

    Competition in the retail grocery market intensified in the last quarter, with Tesco continuing to narrow its sales declines, Dunnes closing the gap on its rivals, and the German discounters maintaining their combined record high share of the market. New data covering the 12 weeks to August 16 was published yesterday by leading consumer insights agency Kantar Worldpanel. It showed that Tesco Ireland’s till sales fell 1%, on a year-on-year basis; the lowest quarterly decline for some time, while those of SuperValu dipped 0.8%. Dunnes saw an 8.2% annualised over-the-counter sales jump.

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  • WATCH: Ellie Goulding pleads for peace with brawling crowd at Glasgow gig

    Ellie Goulding was forced to plead with music fans after scuffles broke out during her appearance at a gig in Glasgow. In the footage Ellie is heard telling the crowd: “Will you guys look out for each other? �� RT @Carnum: Only in Glasgow would @elliegoulding have to stop singing to tell people to stop fighting!! Around 35,000 people were at Sunday’s event to see headliner DJ Calvin Harris with support from Ellie and John Newman. q
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  • How did the Premier League's big six do in the transfer window?

    And what do Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and the Manchester clubs’ best line-ups look like now? q
  • JK Rowling made HP fans melt yesterday

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  • Those viral no make-up selfies aren’t what they seem

    WOMEN ARE SHARING no make-up selfies after Facebook posts written by Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johansson went insanely viral. Last week, Winslet shared a barefaced selfie and wrote about not letting get the “haters” get her down. Today, I want to put up a zero makeup photo. The way you are so that even if you are without makeup, you can look into the mirror and with a big smile embrace your imperfections.

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  • “It’s just cruel” – 80-year-old man with one leg has been living on daughter’s couch for last year

    George Chalkley, a former welder, is 80 years old. Margaret has applied to Dublin City Council (DCC) for the installation of a small extension at the back of her house where she hopes to install a single bed for her father. “His other leg will go eventually as well, we’re trying to keep it as long as we can but I can’t do that with him living on my couch,” Margaret told Joe Duffy’s Liveline on RTE radio yesterday afternoon. q
  • Guess Kylie Jenner's latest hair colour (and it's not green this time)

    The reality star has spent months wearing wigs in preparation for dyeing her hair blonde. q
  • ‘I was actually willing to have a fist fight with this man’: Shaq and Kobe finally bury the hatchet

    FORMER LA LAKERS team-mates and one-time bitter rivals Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant have buried the hatchet in a podcast where both men addressed their long-running feud. O’Neal and Bryant’s tense relationship was a staple of NBA debate for years during the Lakers successful period of dominance in the early 2000s, when the team won three championships and lost a fourth. O’Neal eventually moved to the Miami Heat in 2004 while Bryant remained at the Lakers, where he continues to play as his career draws to a close. “I just want people to know that I don’t hate you, I know you don’t hate me,” O’Neal, 43, told Bryant on the podcast.

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  • Ireland’s Nicolas Roche had to recover from a bad crash at the Vuelta today

    Meanwhile, Italian Kristian Sbaragli claimed his first Grand Tour victory in a sprint finish.

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  • Is this the only man who can stop Donald Trump?

    RETIRED NEUROSURGEON BEN Carson has drawn even with front-running billionaire Donald Trump in a poll in the early-voting state of Iowa, as political outsiders surge in the US presidential race. Real estate magnate Trump has spent weeks dominating the Republican field, and has emerged as a credible White House candidate for many voters in Iowa, the first crucible of the 2016 nominating contest. Trump and Carson are deadlocked at 23%, according to the Monmouth University poll. q
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  • Air-rage accused does not accept he caused flight diversion

    An American man charged over an alleged air rage incident does not accept responsibility for the costly diversion of a transatlantic flight, a court has heard. The United Airlines plane was en route from Rome to Chicago on June 20th last when the captain made the decision to touch down at Belfast International Airport after concerns were raised about the man by cabin crew and other passengers. Jeremiah Mathis Thede, from California, appeared before Antrim Magistrates’ Court charged with endangering the safety of the aircraft, disruptive behaviour on board and common assault. Defence barrister Aaron Thompson described the high-profile case as “novel” and said his client was “not even aware” of common assault as an offence.

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  • New Irish naval vessel to be commissioned today

    The new Irish naval vessel, LE James Joyce will be brought into commission today. The Minister for Defence Simon Coveney will host the naming and commissioning ceremonies for the ship, which will be attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. This ship is the second of three being built by Babcock Marine in Devon for the Irish Naval Service. The LE Samuel Beckett was commissioned in May of last year.

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