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1 Petr Cech Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal for Chelsea’s long serving goalkeeper, Petr Cech, much to the annoyance of Blues fans who regard the Czech as a Stamford Bridge idol.The move is far from a done deal, despite Cech’s desire to remain in London, as Jose Mourinho is loathe to lose the world class shot stopper to a major rival, certainly before he has secured competition for Chelsea’s new first choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois.But with the 33-year-old Cech keen to secure first team football, having warmed the bench for much of Chelsea’s latest title-winning campaign, north London is beckoning for the Blues’ hero.Here’s the fans thoughts…
8 8 1. Ryan Giggs – Left Midfielder – Wales – Click right for more new FIFA 16 Legends – During his 24-year career playing for Manchester United, Ryan Giggs won 13 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues. 8 5. Jari Litmanen – Central Attacking Midfielder – Finland – Click right for more new FIFA 16 Legends – During his 24-year career playing most notably for Liverpool, Ajax and Barcelona, Jari Litmanen won 5 Eredivisie titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup, 3 Dutch Cups, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Today marks a notable day in the FIFA calendar as the newly licensed legends for next year’s edition of the game have been unveiled.EA Sports have unveiled EIGHT new legends including ex-Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea players, who feature alongside ex-Barcelona, Milan and Inter stars.The game itself is released on September 22nd and this news has only increased our excitement levels!Click the right arrow above to see all eight of the brand new legendary players… 8 8 8. George Best – Right Winger – Northern Ireland – Tyldesley believes Best would have found a way to play in any era of football 4. Gennaro Gattuso – Central Defensive Midfielder – Italy – Click right for more new FIFA 16 Legends – During his 18-year career playing most notably for Milan, Gennaro Gattuso won Serie A twice, the Coppa Italia, and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues as well as capturing the World Cup with his national team in 2006. 3. Deco – Central Attacking Midfielder – Portugal – Click right for more new FIFA 16 Legends – During his 17-year-career playing most notably for Barcelona, Chelsea and Porto, Deco won La Liga twice, the Premier League title, 3 Portuguese league titles, 2 FA Cups, 3 Portuguese Cups, the UEFA Cup and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues. 8 8 8 6. Alessandro Nesta – Centre Back – Italy – Click right for more new FIFA 16 Legends – During his 21-year career playing most notably for Milan and Lazio, Alessandro Nesta won 3 Serie A titles, 3 Coppa Italias, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues as well as capturing the World Cup with his national team in 2006. 7. Javier Zanetti – Right Back – Argentina – Click right for more new FIFA 16 Legends – During his 22-year career playing most notably for Inter, Javier Zanetti won 5 Serie A titles, 4 Coppa Italias, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. 2. Vitor Baia – Goalkeeper – Portugal – Click right for more new FIFA 16 Legends – During his 19-year career playing for Barcelona and Porto, Vitor Baia won La Liga, 11 Portuguese league titles, 2 Copa del Reys, 6 Portuguese cups, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Former England captain David Beckham has branded the ongoing corruption scandals at FIFA “disgusting”, but believes the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should not be moved.FIFA has been in crisis since May when 14 executives were indicted as part an FBI investigation into corruption, and last week 16 more officials were charged by US authorities.President Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini are each serving 90-day suspensions while a Swiss criminal investigation into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar was launched earlier this year.Beckham, who was part of the FA delegation aiming to win the 2018 bid, was asked whether the arrests and the prospect of a new president in 2016 meant FIFA was turning a corner.“No – they are just hitting the bend,” Beckham told the Christmas issue of Radio Times.“There’s a lot still to be done. It’s such a mess that it’s going to take a while to sort out.“For me to see the game, the way it’s been treated and looked after, is devastating. It’s disgusting.”There have been repeated calls for the 2018 and 2022 elections to be re-run, with 16 of the 24 committee members serving at the time of the bids either already punished for misconduct or currently under investigation.The Qatar tournament in 2022 has come under particular scrutiny, given the tournament will need to be played in the winter months due to the high risk to players and fans from temperatures that can reach 50 degrees Celsius in summer.It has been proposed that the competition will instead start in November and despite the difficulties, Beckham insists “they’ll make it work”.“Whether it’s corrupt or not, those countries have been chosen,” the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy superstar said.“People need to get behind that. It’s all about bringing football to new countries. I think they should stick with it.” Former England captain David Beckham 1
To celebrate the arrival of 2016, here at talkSPORT we’ve come up with some New Year’s resolutions for famous faces from the world of football.Check them out in the video above, and make sure you visit youtube.com/talksport for lots more entertaining sports vids!Happy New Year to you all, from talkSPORT.
MOSCOW – A top Kremlin diplomat warned against threatening Iran with sanctions or the use of force, saying such moves would only aggravate the international standoff over Tehran’s suspect nuclear program, Russian media reports said Saturday. Rather than getting Iran to stop uranium enrichment, a tougher stance could result in Tehran’s total refusal to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, said Oleg Ozerov, deputy director of the Foreign Ministry’s Middle East and North Africa Department, according to ITAR-Tass. “We firmly stand today for resolving the problems in and around Tehran diplomatically rather than militarily. Increasing international pressure on Iran has no prospects,” Ozerov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. The U.S. and European allies are pushing for sanctions because of Iran’s refusal to suspend its enrichment program, as demanded by the U.N. Security Council. They suspect Iran is trying to develop atomic weapons in violation of its treaty commitments. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Iranian regime insists it has only the peaceful purpose of generating electricity. Russia, which is building that nation’s first nuclear power plant, opposes sanctions. Despite what U.S. and Russian officials have described as increasingly close positions on the Iranian nuclear program, they appear far apart heading into the Friday deadline set by the Security Council for Iran to stop enrichment. The United States and Britain say that if Iran doesn’t meet the deadline, they will try to get the council to make the demand compulsory, which would raise the possibility of sanctions.
Councillor John O’Donnell on last night’s RTE Investigates programme.Embattled county councillor John O’Donnell has hit back at the RTE documentary which alleged that he was looking for cash for favours.Councillor O’Donnell was filmed by the national broadcaster meeting with a bogus wind farm company.In the film he is heard saying he will work with the company but that a third party will accept any payment on his behalf. Today councillor O’Donnell issued another statement on the matter – in wake of the broadcast.This is the full statement.“I would like to express my serious dissatisfaction with regards to yesterday evening’s Prime Time Broadcast – that included an audio and visual recording taken of me without my consent at a meeting that was misrepresented to me by the National Broadcaster as a ‘confidential’ meeting with me as a businessman and public representative.“It is my view that RTE have failed in their statutory obligation to provide a balanced report and instead have provided an edited version to serve their own sensationalist agenda. “It is in my view that RTE in particular failed to take into account my relevant submissions and my pre-broadcast Press Release of yesterday afternoon with a view to damaging my reputation and creating sensational viewing.“For the sake of clarity, I did offer to assist Vinst Opportunities identify sites which are likely to get planning permission for wind farms in County Donegal. This is a matter of public record and I am very openly pro business, pro renewable energy and pro wind development.“The references in the programme to dealing with the matter on a strictly confidential basis is taken completely out of context. For the sake of clarity, what I represented was that the matter would have to be treated confidentially initially until a person was established to avoid other businessmen seizing the opportunity and other local councillors hijacking same for their own political benefit.“The reference to a payment was, for the sake of clarity, on the basis that I, as a businessman might be participating in any project that materialised from work that I would be completing as a businessman, and my payment for such work would be dealt with by a professional team that I would be putting together, and strictly in accordance with the law and the applicable ethical disclosure procedures.“Any reference to a payment to a third party was made in that context, however I must add that done so without that third party’s knowledge, consent or agreement which I accept was incorrect and inappropriate. “This position was made clear to RTE and was accepted by RTE.“Please note that had a project materialised and had I been personally involved in working on it, or any part of it, I would, of course, have disclosed my interested in accordance with my obligations with regard to my annual declaration of declarable interests pursuant to section 171 of the Local Government Act, 2001.“I further confirm that I did indicate I could influence the County’s zoning policy and lobby other County Councillors to be more supportive of Wind Farm Development.“However, I believe that is clearly within my mandate as a public representative. For the sake of clarity my estimation of garnering support of between 25-30 other members was an opinion which may or may not have materialised depending obviously on the particular project. “I have made no secret of the fact, that I am, as noted above, in favour of renewable energy projects and Wind Farm Development in County Donegal, provided it is completed within the applicable statutory guidelines.“I firmly believe wind farming to be an excellent use of a natural resource in an area that is heavily deprived of any investment and employment opportunities comparatively speaking.“In the event I became a participant in any investment made by Vinst Opportunities, had it not been a RTE fictional creation that would be advancing a renewable energy site, once again I can assure you that my interest therein would have been disclosed.“I refer to my press release of yesterday wherein I noted that since being elected any motion that I have put forward at Local Authority level, or any notion that I supported, has been done only in the public interest without any benefit to me personally or any of my business interests.“As noted I have furnished to RTE a full copy of all the motions brought by me to date which are available for public inspection and will very clearly support my position.“For the sake of clarity I have brought NO motions to re-zone lands or supported any motions brought by any other councillors to re-zone lands.“On the contrary RTE as a National Broadcaster not only misrepresented to me that their reporter wished to meet me for a ‘confidential’ meeting in my capacity, I understood, as a businessman but it has failed in its statutory obligation to provide a full and balanced report.“In addition RTE have deliberately refused to furnish me with a copy of the footage and the audio recording requested by me and as such I have no option but to file a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner in this regard.“I continue to reserve all my rights in relation to this matter an in particular to seek damages from RTE for flagrantly breaching and continuing to breach my constitutional and EU Law Rights to privacy.“As this matter is currently with my legal team I will not be making any further comment until the legal process has been concluded. ”JOHN O’DONNELL HIT BACKS AT RTE INVESTIGATION was last modified: December 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)
Jose Mourinho took an embarrassing fall at Wembley after trying to make a quick getaway.The Manchester United boss was in attendance to see England slip to a 2-1 defeat to Spain in their opening Nations League game. latest gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Latest Premier League news How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Although he was unscathed after being helped up by the security guard, the former Chelsea boss must have had his pride dented BEST OF tense Mourinho takes a tumble at Wembley scrap Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings smart causal 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware no dice The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won predicted England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos revealed It was a tough night for Mourinho anyway, having watched Luke Shaw suffer a brutal collision with Dani Carvajal in the second half.The left-back, who has just worked his way back into Mourinho’s plans at Old Trafford, was stretchered off the pitch but is now said to be stable. REVEALED huge blow Check out Mourinho’s incredible fall by simply pressing play on the video above!(Don’t feel guilty about rewinding it, literally everyone else will be as well) Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Clearly satisfied with what he had seen, the Portuguese decided to beat the traffic and shoot off early, as one does at the football.However, he encountered a rather precarious security rope on his way out that got the better of him.Much like United’s back four, said rope proved to be far more challenging than Mourinho anticipated and ultimately left the 55-year-old flat on his face. MOst Read In footballl Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware
As National Heritage Week starts on Saturday, August 18 and runs until Sunday, August 26, people in Donegal are being urged to take part in this year’s extensive programme of events. County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place in the country outside Dublin, Cork and Galway.“Heritage Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the heritage of County Donegal” explains Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “Indeed, County Donegal is one of the places to be during Heritage Week with over 90 events already planned in the county during that week, most of which are free. Tremendous credit must go the many heritage organisations, community groups and individuals who organise events often on a voluntary basis. Anchored by events organised by Glenveagh National Park and Cultural Services, Donegal County Council, it means that there’s lots of choice for residents and visitors alike.”National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from Fáilte Ireland. Speaking about Heritage Week.Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D. said “It is fantastic to see the popularity of National Heritage Week grow each year as more and more people across Ireland engage with it, organising and attending events in their community. The range of events taking place during National Heritage Week demonstrates the diversity and importance of Ireland’s heritage.“Now more than ever, the contribution that heritage makes to local and national economic development, as well as to Ireland’s tourism offering, is being recognised. I would strongly encourage people in all parts of Ireland to get involved and to take part in National Heritage Week activities in their locality”. Michael Starrett, Chief Executive of The Heritage Council said “Each year we are seeing a huge increase in the number of individuals and groups getting involved in the week. Seven years ago just 500 events took place for National Heritage Week, this year the week has hit a record high, with over 1,400 events already registered. Based on last year’s events by the time Heritage Week comes round that figure will have risen to well over 1,500 events. We expect over 600,000 people to attend events across the country, meaning a huge knock-on economic effect for local communities.” There are over 90 ‘Heritage Week’ events taking place in County Donegal and include family open days, guided walks, built heritage open houses, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, exhibitions, illustrated presentations, photographic competition, children’s activities, genealogical research, storytelling sessions, traditional music, craft fairs and traditional skills demonstrations.The Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council (which includes Archives, Arts, Heritage, Library, Museum, Regional Cultural Centre and Public Art services) has organised, or is hosting, 20 free ‘Heritage Week’ events.Glenveagh National Park has a full programme of events including free weekend days, guided nature walks and garden tours, birds of prey displays, natural heritage educational activities (including National Park Adventure Days), medieval weaponry display, storytelling, craft stalls, traditional music, song and dance, and children’s entertainment.Week-long events include a photographic exhibition on leisure and sport in the Twin Towns area in the Ballybofey Branch Library; heritage wall display, art and craftwork at the Burtonport Welcome Centre; photographic account of Féile Grianan Áiligh at Carndonagh Community Library; the ‘Sites of Reverie’ summer exhibition at Cavanacor House in Ballindrait; the ‘Donegal Diaspora: Tracing Your Family History’ exhibition in the Central Library in Letterkenny; Fahan Heritage Walks starting from St. Mura’s Graveyard in Fahan; an exhibition on the genealogy of the Parish of Kilcar in Áislann Chill Chartha, Kilcar; an exhibition on ‘Poster Art of the Olympics’ and an exhibition on parades, marches and processions entitled ‘Marching Colours’ in the County Museum, Letterkenny; an exhibition celebrating the unique history of Gweedore in Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair in Derrybeg; a photographic exhibition on Milford’s built and natural heritage in Milford Community Library; a collection of old photographs from the 1950s taken around the parish of Moville in Moville Branch Library; and ‘The 5th Birthday Show’ at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.A day-by-day outline of the all ‘Heritage Week’ events in available on the County Donegal Heritage Office website at: www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage or on the Heritage Week website at: www.heritageweek.ie Selected daily highlights include:Saturday, August 18: Join Joseph Brennan for a Red Grouse Walk at Cró na mBraonáin, Shallogans, Fintown (9:30 a.m.). There’s an open day at the Killybegs International Carpet-Making & Fishing Centre (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and an exhibition and presentation on ‘Rutland Shipwrecks & Maritime Archaeology’ in Burtonport organised by the Burtonport Heritage Group in association with the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht (12 noon). BirdWatch Ireland hosts a Tory Island Heritage Walk (1 p.m.). Traditional cottages that have been conserved and restored are open to the public in the Dungloe area between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Archaeologist Paula Harvey will lead a guided tour of megalithic tombs in Kilclooney (2:30 p.m.).Sunday, August 19:There’s an open day at Dunfanaghy Workhouse (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and a Family Fun Day at Donegal Castle (12 noon to 5 p.m.). A Wonderful Fair Day is planned at Glebe House, Church Hill (12 noon to 5 p.m.). There’s a guided walk along the Burtonport Railway (2 p.m.) while the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will be hosting land-based whale watches at St. John’s Point and at Malin Head (2 p.m.). An Taisce have organised a boat tour of Lough Swilly departing from Rathmullan Pier (3 p.m.). There are also guided fieldtrips in Ballyshannon, Kilcar, Fahan and Glencolmcille.Weekdays: A full breakdown of daily events is available on the County Donegal Heritage Office website at: www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage. Craft workshops are being held at The Erratic Makers in Dungloe and in Dunfanaghy Workhouse on various days throughout the week. On Monday evening, local historian Helen Meehan will give a presentation on ‘The Background to the Ulster Covenant’ in the Central Library, Letterkenny (6 p.m.). The newly-formed Ballybofey & Stranorlar District History Society will lead a history trail of the Twin Towns on Monday evening also (7 p.m.). There’s a knitting gathering at Sean Scoil Tráighéanach, Cloghbolie on Tuesday (8 p.m.). The biodiversity to be found along the Burtonport Railway line will be explored in a guided walk with ecologist John Wann on Wednesday (3 p.m.). The built and cultural heritage takes centre stage on Wednesday evening with a guided tour of Raphoe and Beltany Stone Circle by the Raphoe Heritage Project (6:30 p.m.) and a fieldtrip to the Stone Age Tombs of Glencolmcille with archaeologist Paddy O’Donovan (7 p.m.). There’s a talk on the Donegal Currach in Gweedore Community Library (7 p.m.) on Wednesday and an evening of storytelling and song at Fort Dunree (8 p.m.). Birds of prey will be on display in Ionad Teampaill Chróine in Dungloe on Thursday (11 a.m.). The conservation of the built heritage of Brownhall, Ballintra will be outlined in an on-site presentation and tour also on Thursday (2:30 p.m.). There’s a lecture on the life and work of Harry Percival Swan in Buncrana Community Library (4 p.m.) and a natural heritage tour of Ros Bán Gardens and the Carnone Woodlands near Raphoe (5:45 p.m.) on Thursday too. Marc Geagan will give a presentation entitled ‘The Independent Republic of Bundoran’ in Bundoran Community Library on Thursday (8 p.m.). On Friday, there’s an opportunity to visit the restoration of stone-slated cottages at Roshin, Dunfanaghy with Caroline Dickson Architects (10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). The Burtonport Heritage Group have organised a walk through the built heritage and history of Burtonport on Friday (3 p.m.). On Friday evening, there’s a celebration of the music, storytelling and folklore of the Bluestacks/Na Cruacha Gorma in St. Connell’s Museum in Glenties (8:30 p.m.).Saturday, August 25:Local historian Helen Meehan will lead a guided tour of local heritage sites in the Inver area organised by the Inver Community Centre History Group (11 a.m.). the Rosses Anglers’ Association will host a ‘Fun with Fly Fishing’ event (12 noon – 4 p.m.). A fieldtrip of local heritage sites with Cary Meehan leaves from Dunfanaghy Workhouse at 2 p.m. while the McGlinchey Association hosts a guided walk in Clonmany at 2:30 p.m.Sunday, August 26:On the closing day of ‘Heritage Week’, Donegal Castle has a medieval weaponry display (12 noon to 5 p.m.). At Oakfield Park in Raphoe, it’s ‘Steam Sunday’ with working model exhibits by the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre (12 noon – 6 p.m.). Newmills Corn & Flax Mills near Letterkenny has a demonstration of stone-ground corn milling (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.). There are presentations on World War II plane crashes in the Inishowen Maritime Museum in Greencastle at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. There are fieldtrips in Carrowmenagh (2 p.m.) organised by the Tremone Historical Society and at Bulaba Mountain (2:30 p.m.) organised by the McGlinchey Association in Inishowen. There is the annual mass in the thirteenth-century Tullaghbegley historic graveyard near Falcarragh at 3 p.m. while the Donegal Historical Society host one of its annual field days in Bundoran also at 3 p.m.The County Donegal Heritage Office, Cultural Services, Donegal County Council has produced the highly-popular, pocket-size ‘Heritage Week Event Guide for County Donegal’ again this year and it is available free-of-charge from libraries, public service centres, museums, heritage centres and tourist offices and on-line at the County Donegal Heritage Office website at: www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage. Updates are available on the National Heritage Week website at: www.heritageweek.iePhoto 1 caption:Cover of the free County Donegal ‘Heritage Week’ Event Guide compiled by the County Donegal Heritage Office and available from libraries, museums, heritage centres and tourist offices in the county.ENDSFor further information, please contact:Joseph GallagherHeritage Officer,County Donegal Heritage Office,Donegal County Council,Station Island,Lifford.Telephone: (074) 917 2576E-mail: email@example.comYOUR A TO Z OF EVENTS IN DONEGAL DURING HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 18th, 2012 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:donegalHeritage Week
A local community initiative has begun to honour the Donegal Tunnel Tigers by building a Wall of Remembrance for deceased workers. Generations of Irish emigrants have worked in tunnels across the UK for decades. Now, it is hoped that those who died in accidents or from ill health relating to work can be remembered locally.A meeting will take place in Dungloe next Saturday 28th July to form a committee to set plans to erect a Wall of Remembrance for these Donegal men. Organiser Hugh Rodgers said: “The Donegal Tunnel Tigers are known through the world, from digging the hydro dams in the north of Scotland, to the Channel tunnel and throughout the world. “Sadly some of those great men paid the ultimate price, losing their lives, a lot of those were only young men.“It is hoped that we can set up a committee and to plan what type of memorial would be appropriate. Nearly every parish in Donegal has lost someone that was working in tunnels down through the years. It’s only right that these great men would be remembered.”The public meeting will take place at 4pm at the Dungloe Ionad Teampall Chróine (Old Chapel). A representative from Kane Tunnelling who offered to help find funding for a memorial will be in Donegal on this date. It is hoped that people from all over Donegal will be in attendance. Donegal Tunnel Tigers to be remembered with local memorial was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:memorialTunnel Tigerstunnellers