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Ball booted out of football ground ends up 1100 miles away in

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first_imgAccording to the club secretary, his visit is on one condition.”He has to bring the ball. Our treasurer would insist,” he joked. The ball appears to have been swept out to the North Sea after being kicked over a fence during a match along the banks of the River DeeCredit:Ross Johnston/Newsline Media Johnny Mikalsen wrote: “Hi! You properly [sic] have one of the best long distance kickers in the world.”A friend of mine found a football with your club name on it by the seaside.”It has travelled quite a distance. We are located 1,800km (1,118 miles) north of Aberdeen, on an island called Vanna, 10km north of Tromso, the capital of north Norway,” it continued.”The football is just a little bit dirty after such a long distance, but fully usable. See enclosed picture.”And there could be a happy ending to the tale on this occasion.Mr Ewan explained: “The man who found the ball has actually won a local competition to come over and visit Scottish distilleries.”We have, of course, invited him to our hospitality and to asked him to visit us when he comes over.” The ball appears to have been swept out to the North Sea after being kicked over a fence during a match along the banks of the River Dee Club secretary Tom Ewan said: “It happens semi-regularly actually. We lose about two balls a month.”We just never realised this is where they might be ending up.”However, they received an email stating otherwise, much to their shock.center_img Amateur footballers have been left stunned after a ball which was kicked out of their ground turned up 1,100 miles away in Norway.The ball was blasted over the 25ft-wide net at Banks O’ Dee FC’s ground in Aberdeen into the River Dee by a member of the under-19s side.Players assumed that the ball was gone forever, as so often happens to the balls which are kicked over the fence.But the ball is believed to have ended up in the North Sea before travelling all the way to the Norwegian island of Vanna. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. We lose about two balls a month. We just never realised this is where they might be ending upClub secretary Tom Ewanlast_img read more

50 years of lignite production

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first_imgNorth American Coal Corp last week celebrated 50 years of lignite coal production, which began in July 1957 when the company acquired the Indian Head Mine in North Dakota. “We are excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary of producing lignite,” said North American’s President and CEO Robert Benson. “The talent, initiative, and passion of the employees of North American Coal have been central to the development of our lignite surface mining and reclamation operations.”“Every day and every night, lignite mined by North American Coal is powering the businesses and homes of America.[i]t is propelling our country forward toward energy independence in an economical and environmentally sensitive manner,” Benson said.last_img read more

From noshow to Joe show Schmidt capable of bringing instant success says

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first_imgRONAN O’GARA BELIEVES that the impact of Joe Schmidt can propel Ireland to being serious Six Nations title challengers 12 months after narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon.This Sunday, Schmidt will take charge of Ireland for the fourth time, but for the first time in a competitive  fixture with more than just IRB ranking points available.Under normal circumstances, O’Gara admits an inclination to think a long-term rebuilding process would be needed after the fifth-place finish in 2013, but added that Schmidt is capable of turning teams around instantly.“The fascinating thing about Joe Schmidt is that I don’t think you need to be in contention first,” O’Gara said yesterday.“He is capable of going from last year’s no-show to potential champions this year like he did with Leinster. “With me, I would have always thought you need to put layer upon layer – building blocks to knock on the door like we did with Munster. It’s an exciting time, because the players are lucky enough to have a fascinating two months ahead of them. It’s a great time to be an Irish rugby player.”Now based in France as an assistant coach with Racing Metro, O’Gara reports with some bemusement that the team whose only wins in the past 12 months have come against Wales, USA, Canada and Samoa are being made competition favourites in that country. Speaking as a brand ambassador for Viviscal, he added:“What’s been missing for the past few years has been years has been consistency. That’s the challenge for this Six Nations, but I see no reason why it can’t be there.“I think the players are there. the coaching ticket is there and I think the support from the public will be there – that’s crucial.“I think when you have those three ingredients, everything is possible.”‘It’s been hugely frustrating’: O’Gara understands Sexton struggles6 stats to sum up how bad Ireland were in last year’s 6 Nationslast_img read more