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Ireland on course for Six Nations Grand Slam as Sheehan, Lowe and Frawley tries sink Wales

Ireland on course for Six Nations Grand Slam as Sheehan, Lowe and Frawley tries sink Wales

After beating Italy by six tries to nil last time out, Andy Farrell described Ireland’s performance as “a bit clunky”. After this four-try bonus point win over Wales, which keeps their bid to become the first team in the Six Nations era to win back-to-back Grand Slams right on track, he called his men “a bit passive”. There is a theme developing here. Ireland are performing at a different level to every other team in this Six Nations. Even when they are not at their best – and Farrell was right, they never really got out of third gear against a limited, albeit spirited Wales team – they are simply too good, too well-oiled, and have too much strength in depth. Warren Gatland spent the build-up to this match promising his Wales team would target callow full-back Ciaran Frawley, with Hugo Keenan – arguably the world’s best full-back – out injured. But just as Jack Crowley stepped into the boots of Johnny Sexton in Marseille without missing a beat, so Frawley, on his first Six …

McTominay strikes late as Man Utd sink Villa to boost top four bid

McTominay strikes late as Man Utd sink Villa to boost top four bid

Villa kept coming and Jacob Ramsey was narrowly off-target with a curler after surging into the United area. McGinn nearly caught out Onana with a clever free-kick that had the United keeper scrambling to save at his near post. United were unbeaten in their last 141 Premier League matches when leading at half-time dating back to 2014. Victor Lindelof replaced Luke Shaw at left-back for United at the interval and Villa immediately attacked the out of position Swede. Onana kept United ahead with an instinctive save to repel Watkins’ close-range shot from Matty Cash’s low cross. Ramsey’s poor touch allowed a golden opportunity for a Villa equaliser to go begging after Leon Bailey’s pass split the United defence. Fernandes should have done better than smash wildly over from Garnacho’s cutback. It proved a crucial miss as Villa deservedly equalised in the 67th minute. United failed to deal with a corner and when Onana saved Clement Lenglet’s close range flick, Raphael Varane could only scuff the ball towards Bailey. The Villa forward picked out a perfect …

Geert Wilders leadership hopes sink as coalition talks collapse

Geert Wilders leadership hopes sink as coalition talks collapse

Leader of the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom (PVV), Geert Wilders. Anadolu | Getty Images LONDON — Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders’ hopes of becoming prime minister of the Netherlands are dwindling after coalition talks fell into disarray Tuesday. Pieter Omtzigt, founder and leader of the upstart center-right New Social Contract (NSC), walked away from negotiations, vexing Wilders’ efforts to assemble a working alliance for his Party for Freedom (PVV) following its shock victory in the Netherlands’ November general election. Wilders took to social media Tuesday evening to berate Omtzigt’s withdrawal, calling the decision “incredibly disappointing.” “The Netherlands wants this cabinet and now Pieter Omtzigt is throwing in the towel while we were still in discussions until today. I don’t understand it at all,” Wilders wrote in a post on X, according to a Google translation. Dutch media reported that Omtzigt, whose party won 20 seats in November on a campaign of “good governance” and “doing politics differently,” had been shocked by confidential Cabinet briefings on the state of public finances. In a letter posted to X, …

This glassware washer for your kitchen sink is

This glassware washer for your kitchen sink is $20

TL;DR: As of Jan. 28, this kitchen sink bottle and glass washer is on sale for only $19.99 instead of $24.99. That’s a savings of 20%. Most of us have been to a bar and spotted the handy little way they quickly wash glasses by the sink. If you’ve ever been jealous of how easy and convenient it was for a bartender or service industry pro to clean a glass, you are in luck. This Kitchen Sink Bottle and Glass Washer is on sale for just $19.99 (reg. $24.99). Made from ABS and copper, you simply place the glass, bottle, or cup you want to wash face-down, apply light pressure, and the water flows. Because the water sprays from multiple angles, you should get a quick, thorough rinse every time. It’s a good option for kitchen sinks, home bars, coffee bars, and more.  The Kitchen Sink Bottle and Glass Washer can accommodate cups 3.53 inches or less. Set it up and have it ready to help for your next big gathering. It could be a …

Alcaraz hits his stride to sink gutsy Gasquet at Australian Open

Alcaraz hits his stride to sink gutsy Gasquet at Australian Open

MELBOURNE : Carlos Alcaraz made a winning return to the Australian Open on Tuesday but the Spanish second seed faced some early resistance from French veteran Richard Gasquet before cruising to a 7-6(5) 6-1 6-2 victory in the opening round. The muscular 20-year-old, who skipped last year’s tournament with a right leg issue, appeared overly exuberant at times as he sought quick progress at Melbourne Park but composed himself to grind down his seasoned opponent and blow him away. “It’s always great to play here in Australia, it’s the third time that I’m playing here,” said Alcaraz, who will meet Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the second round. “I didn’t have a good run in the years that I’ve played here but I enjoyed it a lot today. I missed last year and felt really good playing here. “I struggled a little bit in the first set with his game but every set I’ve been playing a bit better and in the end I was at a good level.” Gasquet looked like he had just taken …

Boeing shares sink almost 9% after latest safety incident

Boeing shares sink almost 9% after latest safety incident

The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 13, 2021. RICHARD DREW / AP Boeing shares plunged by almost nine percent early on Monday, January 8, weighing on the Dow after the beleaguered manufacturer was forced to ground some of its 737 MAX fleet when an Alaska Airlines panel blew out mid-flight. The aviation giant’s woes pushed the Dow into the red to open a week that will also see key US inflation data, the kick-off of fourth-quarter earnings season and the Consumer Electronics Show. About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.4% at 37,317.86. The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 0.3% to 4,710.09, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.7% to 16,750.44. Read more Article réservé à nos abonnés For their first-class passengers, airlines are betting on fine wines and champagnes Investigators are probing the Alaska Airlines jet that suffered the incident, which miraculously led to no fatalities or serious injuries. On Friday, Alaska Flight …

European football: Inter leave it very late to sink Verona in wild finish | European club football

European football: Inter leave it very late to sink Verona in wild finish | European club football

Inter’s Davide Frattesi struck in added time to snatch a 2-1 win against Verona, who missed a late penalty, as the hosts moved five points clear in Serie A on Saturday. Inter opened the scoring through Lautaro Martínez in the 13th minute when Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s pass found the Argentinian forward in the box ahead of defender Josh Doig and he calmly shot low past goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo into the corner. Martínez had missed the last two games through injury, and his 16th league goal in 17 games sent him further ahead in the scoring charts, with Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi his closest challenger on nine goals. Verona equalised in the 74th minute when Thomas Henry – who had only been on the pitch for a minute – got a touch to Ondrej Duda’s cross that beat Inter’s keeper Yann Sommer. Marko Arnautovic was guilty of missing two chances to restore Inter’s lead and it looked as if they would have to settle for their second consecutive draw. But added time brought plenty of drama as Alessandro …

Unfunny business: Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais sink to new depths | Comedy

The funniest part of Dave Chappelle’s new special The Dreamer comes right at the top, and not on purpose. In high-grain black-and-white, we see footage of the comedian’s pre-show ritual before he headlines the stately Lincoln Theater in Washington DC, his home town. To the quaveringly earnest strains of Daydreaming by Radiohead, he smokes a cigarette in silhouette, as if taking a cue from Dewey Cox to think about his whole life before he goes onstage. If someone wanted to create a tone-perfect parody of the self-serious intros that ageing standups use to announce a late phase of maturity and introspection, it would look a lot like this (and in fact it did, when Joe Mande did just that as an ironic bit to open Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special in 2017). Chappelle starts his set with an extended anecdote about meeting Jim Carrey on the set of Man on the Moon, when the actor refused to break character as Andy Kaufman, demanding everyone treat him as the person he was pretending to be. And …

U.S. Helicopters Sink 3 Houthi Boats in Red Sea, Pentagon Says

U.S. Helicopters Sink 3 Houthi Boats in Red Sea, Pentagon Says

American military helicopters came under fire from Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in the Red Sea on Sunday morning and shot back, sinking three Houthi boats and killing those aboard, U.S. Central Command said. The episode was a significant escalation in the Houthis’ attacks in the Red Sea, where they have launched dozens of missile and drone assaults against commercial ships in response to Israel’s war against another Iran-backed group, Hamas. It was the first time since the Israel-Hamas war began that the Yemen-based Houthis have been known to directly target U.S. forces, which have been deployed to the region to protect vessels transiting a crucial waterway for global shipping. The clash occurred after a commercial container ship was attacked by Houthi fighters in small boats and issued a distress call, prompting U.S. Navy helicopters to respond, the American military said. “In the process of issuing verbal calls to the small boats, the small boats fired upon the U.S. helicopters with crew-served weapons and small arms,” Central Command said in a statement on social media. “The U.S. …

Son signs off in style as Tottenham sink Bournemouth to close gap on top four | Premier League

Son signs off in style as Tottenham sink Bournemouth to close gap on top four | Premier League

The more Tottenham change, the more they stay the same. They tried to make life easy for themselves here, they really did. They scored early and scored late, weathered the long periods of Bournemouth pressure, the occasional scare and a very Tottenham kind of rain: one that came in furious, intense squalls before disappearing entirely for about 20 minutes at a time. But texturally this was largely the same substance Tottenham have been serving up all season: a spirited but uneven performance in which the fun is basically indistinguishable from the suffering. Pape Sarr scored a fine goal before going off injured; Bournemouth were the better side for much of the first half; Spurs improved markedly in the second, making the points safe through Son Heung-min and Richarlison, and yet still ended the game on the scramble after Alex Scott’s two late goals, one legal and one ruled out for offside. Perhaps this is the logical upshot of a team who play at all times like they’re 1-0 down, who have traded in a sense …