Wednesday 17 January 2018

Third sacking for coach in Bulgaria

BULGARIAN club Etar Veliko Tarnovo have sacked coach Tsanko Tsvetanov for the third time since the start of the season.

Tsvetanov had been fired after Etar's 1-0 loss at Beroe Stara Zagora in August and then after the 1-0 home defeat by newcomers Pirin Gotse Delchev in September, only to be reinstated in both cases due to protest from fans.

Quadski to make waves at €30,000

THE Quadski, a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal water craft, will be on sale in the US next month for around $40,000 (€30,000).

New Zealand businessman Alan Gibbs (73) said he hopes it will lead to the sale of full-size amphibious cars to the masses.

Sea Life scout saves giant crab

A GIANT Tasmanian king crab has had a lucky escape from an Australian cooking pot and been given a new home in the UK.

The 8.2kg monster crab will live at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham after being spotted by a Sea Life scout who struck a deal with fishermen.

It's not all a dream for Lotto winner

A DREAM has finally come true for a man who scooped a £3.8m (€4.6m) lottery jackpot with his wife.

David Allsobrook (48) and his wife Debra (46), from Staffordshire, won the prize after matching all six numbers in the Lotto draw. Mr Allsobrook, who has been playing the lottery since it began, said he had once had a vivid dream that he had won.

'Batman' held for obstruction

A MAN who dresses up as Batman to keep an eye on his community is facing charges for obstructing police in the US.

Mark Wayne Williams said wearing the costume was his way of saying "it's not up to the government to save us". Michigan state troopers arrested the 33-year-old because they say he refused to leave them alone while they searched for a driver who fled an accident.

Host faces roast over nuclear joke

A FRENCH TV host has caused outrage in Japan after showing a mocked-up picture of national team goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with four arms and describing it as the "Fukushima effect".

The Japanese embassy in Paris has sent an official letter of complaint to TV station France 2 after Laurent Ruquier made the gag on a programme.

Irish Independent

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