Repair & Preservation of hand-made rugs

Restoration of Oriental, Persian, Turkish and Irish handmade rugs and carpets. Dedicated care for kilims, tapestries and embroideries. Liz Mansergh has over 22 years of professional experience working with antique carpets and tapestries, so you can rely on expert consultancy services and restoration.

Before: Antique rug in need of repair After: Restored, with no noticeable mend

Past clients include: Peter Linden Ltd, Blackrock; The Office of Public Works, Farmleigh; The Hon. Desmond and Mrs Penny Guinness, Leixlip Castle; Knight of Glin, Glin Castle; Mr Michael & Mrs Sarah Ramsden, Saskia Antiques & Sopwell Hall; Mr Alphonsus O’Meara, Dalkey.

Antique rugs, even old rugs, are becoming increasingly rare and so, if their condition is good, are ever more valuable. Heirlooms definitely should be looked after, but holiday souvenir rugs, too, can be rescued if accidents happen. And if the disaster is bad enough – a lovely rug can still be reincarnated as beautiful cushions.

Jan 15

If 24 is playing 8 after he tore his shoulder, that’s a problem for 8.

“It’s really, really tough for me,” Bryant told reporters during a pre-game press conference, when asked which jersey he would retire if he could only choose one. “If 8 is playing 24 after he just ruptured his Achilles, that’s a problem for 24.

“24 was more challenging. I tend to gravitate towards things that are harder to do. Physically, for me, it was really hard to get up night in and night out [later in my career]. Taking on the Boston Celtics, having a bone fragment in my foot during that series, having a broken finger. Muscling through the back half of my career. Some of the toughest stretches of basketball I’ve ever had. If you’re forcing me to pick, I’d go with 24 because of that.”

But the Lakers sidestepped the numerical debate in September, announcing plans to retire both No. 8 and No. 24 for Bryant, their franchise leader in games played and points and the first player in NBA history to play for one franchise for 20 years. Bryant’s two jerseys, both of which feature his last name, now flank a jersey bearing a microphone that honors longtime broadcaster Chick Hearn on a crowded Staples Center wall of retired jerseys.

“We’re retiring both of your numbers because if we separated the accomplishments under each of the numbers, each of those players would qualify for the Hall of Fame,” Buss said.

Plug him into the Sixers player development program, the was, and a defensively versatile stretch 4 would emerge – a huge weapon today’s .Ware suffered a concussion Week 8 that kept him sidelined Week 9.

American : The Usos were polite lads, shaking hands to start but once the rang they attacked.Asked if it was safe to say Scherff would remain the team’s starting right guard rather than moving back to the outside, Gruden indicated that the answer was yes.But the difference between Spence, Golson, and Green is we are talking about a injury that progressively gets worse with or without continued play the NFL.Montana completed 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown passing and one rushing touchdown.

Not surprisingly, Monday’s revelation won’t change Humphries’s approach to his job.From 4 to 7 pm.I didn’t play that snaps since college, Hill said this week, chuckling.Both sides had previously agreed to stay the discovery process, which would be the most invasive part of the suit for Zimmerman.

This shouldn’t be a problem, however.fatsolio says: 7 12 PM How was that the closest they have been to the superbowl?Cavaliers’ LeBron shoots over Brooklyn Nets’ Scola the second half of basketball game, Friday, .As much as that would be great for the Bulls, I think it is unrealistic.

Jan 12

The Eagles have clinched the NFC East a season after going 7-9 to finish last in the division.

Philadelphia is one of four teams that could go from “worst to first” this season with the Jaguars (3-13 last year to 9-4 this season), Panthers (6-10 to 9-4) and Chargers (5-11 to 7-6) either tied or in sole possession of first place in their divisions.

If all four win division titles, it would mark the most “worst-to-first” teams in NFL history.

The Jaguars can clinch a playoff berth for the first time in 10 years by beating the Texans (4-9) on Sunday. The Panthers close with the Packers (7-6), Buccaneers (4-9) and Falcons (8-5), but were swept by the Saints (9-4) this season.

While Saturday’s game between the Chargers (7-6) and Chiefs (7-6) won’t clinch the AFC West for either, it will be a huge factor in deciding who’ll win the division. A Chiefs victory would give them a season sweep of the Chargers, but the Chargers are one of the NFL’s hottest teams, going 7-2 since an 0-4 start.

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While the Redskins still played football there, Washington baseball fans were hungry for a revival-even for a day.Supreme Court and U.S.Impressive second-year defenceman Ekblad, who is still only 19 years old, has 19 points and is a team-best plus-17 on the .With expected to miss another 2 weeks, the short-term outlook for and Garcon is quite promising.

According to her spokeswoman, Harper, 65, would not go quietly into retirement, but rather planned to devote herself – as awful as it sounds – to licensing the iconic Carnegie Deli brand by selling a line of wholesale products.My uncle likes him a lot.13 on Saturday with a college football playoff berth on the line.That’s one thing about natural goal-scorers or point-getters – you get a little run and they could go the next 20 games and get points.Massie took one look the mirror and didn’t like what he saw.For us to come up with a big effort and stop the bleeding, hopefully, we can build off this for the final .

Jan 09

This much is clear: He won’t rush, but he is in a hurry to win.

Ryan Miller acknowledged an ovation from the crowd marking his return to Rogers Arena with a wave moments before the opening faceoff.

The veteran goalie then went out and stopped 31 shots for his second shutout of the season and the 41st of his career in leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Signed by Anaheim during the summer to back up John Gibson after three seasons as the Canucks’ starter, the 37-year-old Miller was his usual solid self, making timely stops when Vancouver pushed as Anaheim picked up its fifth victory in the last six games.

that was one promise I made sure I kept.But also it’s juvenile diabetes, and to let know that other people have diabetes and you can live with it.They’ve battled.And Adams could be a fight simply to earn a roster spot 2016.Jurgensen: No no no, overtime continues.Simpson case, but her lackluster performance was overshadowed by a serious image problem.He extols the powers of selective botany, particularly as manifested strains of marijuana that make you feel good without the euphoria.This year, Bowe was a part of a wide receiving corps that did not score a touchdown all 2014.

Vinnie Iyer: Sacksonville will be in full force defensively, and the Jaguars also will be in business offensively. It’s Fournette and the league’s top rushing attack against the Bills’ No. 29 run defense. It will be a quick afternoon for Jacksonville as it advances to a rematch with Pittsburgh in the divisional playoffs.

The rumor mill needs stoking to stay hot — especially in places where fans aren’t warmed by playoff football. The Broncos, Jets and Cardinals all have been mentioned as possible destinations for Cousins, and staying put in Washington could be an (expensive) option, too.

The AFC South champion Jaguars are the only playoff-bound team among those most frequently mentioned in connection with Cousins, 29. And all of them will just have to wait.

We’ll have a conversation on Friday in Fairfax with a group of fans and the radio show and be able to communicate in depth, a little more time where my head’s at and kind of debrief from this season, Cousins said, offering no hint at what he might say.

Jan 05

The Boston Bruins pushed aside the reeling Ottawa Senators — again.

Smith’s wife, Tiffany, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late September and has been receiving treatment in Arizona. Smith said he felt it was important to take the leave of absence because “there are a lot of things that I’m responsible for in this job and [it was hard] to try and be there for her in Arizona” at the same time.

“And that’s another reason why that’s a decision that I can make. I can move away from here knowing that the organization is in good hands.”

The timing for a Gruden-Raiders reunion is perfect, and both sides are in good position to take the best from the past and pour that into a more promising future.

There are the obvious links that bind the Bills and Jaguars going into their AFC wild-card playoff meeting Sunday in Jacksonville. There are the long postseason droughts ended, 17 years for the Bills and nine years for the Jaguars.

Ryan Spooner scored twice and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves in the Bruins’ 5-0 victory over the Senators on Saturday night.

Boston took a 4-0 lead in the second, scoring three goals on 13 shots.

Sean Kuraly provided a screen for Acciari, who beat Condon off his backhand for a 2-0 advantage. Just over two minutes later, Ben Harpur, looking to shoot the puck in at the blue line, had his shot picked off by Spooner, who broke in alone and beat Condon through the legs.

Krejci, returning to the lineup after missing six games with an upper-body injury, then picked up Charlie McAvoy’s rebound and tucked it in at the side of the net on the power play. The Bruins took a 5-0 lead in the opening minutes of the third when Bergeron tipped Torey Krug’ shot for their third power-play goal of the game.

Tanaka also received serious interest from the Dodgers, Angels, Cubs, White Sox, Astros and D-backs.interview with WEPN-FM New on Wednesday, Pettitte said he has been upfront about his HGH use and that he didn’t use it to gain a performance boost.But if you go and look at NFL rosters across this country, you’re going to guys playing from a lot of different places, and when you really get right down to it, I believe the NFL probably evaluates people as well as anybody , certainly more intense than the college coaches because they have more access, more access, more ability to work guys out and things of that nature, and ask them to do specific drills, and they can spend all the time that they want with them, and they still make mistakes, and there are still guys that come as free agents the NFL and play.Some of your changes are now live.We’ll how each game is different.I could make even better argument with statistics that Yaniv Green is a better player than Nikola Vujcic and Nikola Vujcic defense is bad that on some teams I would rather have Yaniv Green than Nikola Vujcic.Most would agree that, as of now, the seven forwards Dorion make off-limits are Stone, Hoffman, Turris, Smith, Brassard, – Pageau and Ryan Dzingel, while keeping his fingers crossed that the Knights take a pass on Curtis Lazar.lions_132

Dec 30

It was very meaningful to us.

The move comes as the Giants (2-9) limp to the finish of a season in which they have 19 players on injured reserve, most notably along the offensive line and among playmakers such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.

“It’s up to us, honestly,” Westbrook said when asked how the team is going to turn the corner. “Just gotta figure it out and play the same way every night.”

Third quarters have been problematic all season for the Thunder, with opposing teams outscoring them by 9.9 points per 100 possessions.

“If he’s still there, we don’t know what their future plans are, if other people are there. And you have no idea what other teams will think of a 37-year-old quarterback. You don’t have any idea,” Archie Manning said, via

“Eli might say, ‘I’ve had enough. I’m feeling good. I’ve got a beautiful wife, three little girls, I’m healthy. And that’s it.’ So there’s no sense speculating.”

Archie also revealed that Tom Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., wrote him a letter commemorating Eli’s work with the Giants.

“He wrote me a beautiful message about what Eli has meant to the Giants and to the league,” Archie told ESPN Sunday. “His email summed up the way Eli has carried himself during all of his years with the Giants and how that type of thing is important in our league at a time when maybe some of those things are breaking down.”canadiens_1251_13898c25d2958a0c-140x140

Dec 27

North Dakota State, behind Stick, throttles Wofford in FCS quarters

Stick’s 7-yard run accounted for the only points in the second half.

“I’ve given this school 20 years of dignity,” Jurich says. “I would hope I would get a little bit in return, and I certainly haven’t yet.”

Time for a new Rookie Big Board, my ranking of the best rookies of the 2017 NFL season. Here’s my top 30, plus where each player landed on my final top 300 prospects list before the 2017 draft.

Kamara played only a few plays on Thursday night before a helmet-to-helmet hit sidelined him for the game, but he has been ridiculous since the Saints traded away running back Adrian Peterson. His loss was felt against the Falcons.

In 1989, the Bengals faced the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII — in what would be Bill Walsh’s final game as San Francisco’s coach. And Cincinnati lost 20-16, and it lost the hard way.

What made Mirotic’s performance even more impressive Saturday was the fact that the Bulls didn’t get back to Chicago until Saturday around 2 p.m. after weather delayed their pilot’s arrival after Friday’s win, forcing them to spend another night in Charlotte. Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg is proud of the way his struggling team continues to play, and he enjoys being able to count on Mirotic again after playing without him for so long.

“He’s been really good both nights,” Hoiberg said. “Last night he didn’t shoot it great, but he went out there and gave us an edge on the defensive end. You can see it; he knows where to be, he’s in the right position, he’s engaged in his stance, came up with a couple key rebounds, but Niko’s a guy who’s been playing this game a long time at a high level. So to get that type of player back — I think he and Bobby have been terrific together in that second unit.”

“It’s all about building momentum and continuing off what you finished with in a previous season,” Rams quarterback Nick Stevens said of the bowl game following Colorado State’s regular-season finale. “It means a lot to us seniors.”canadiens_472_24e3db3b3734fc2f-140x140

Dec 25

Clarkson leads Lakers past struggling Hornets, 110-99

Jordan Clarkson believes he’s figured out the key to his NBA success: fried chicken and scary movies.

To make matters worse, starter Nic Batum re-aggravated his left elbow against the Lakers and left the game early.

Last week, our team sites at SB Nation told us which offensive linemen would make the best skill position players. This week, we’re giving defensive players their moment to shine.

We asked SB Nation’s NFL blogs which defensive lineman is the most underrated on each team. We ended up with a mix of rookies, young players, and seasoned veterans who aren’t household names but who are making a big impact this season. A couple of sites even chose to open it up to the entire defense and pick a non-defensive lineman.

Some of these guys are run thumpers. Some are getting after the quarterback. And some are filling in for injured teammates. They may not be showing up on the stat sheet or making a splash in the highlight reels. But all of them are unsung heroes for their respective teams, even if you’ve never heard of them.

That New Jersey law is the focus of a case that is scheduled to go before the Supreme Court Monday. Although judges will not render a decision until next year, if the court rules in the state’s favor, it could open up legalized sports betting throughout the U.S.

At issue is a 1992 federal law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which barred all states but Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana from offering sports gambling. Nevada is the only state to allow single-game wagering, while the other three offer much more limited options.

But the American Gaming Association told that, in addition to New Jersey, 14 other states have already proposed or already passed laws that would permit such gambling if the Supreme Court rules in New Jersey’s favor.canadiens_008_2feb3300b49862d0-140x140

Dec 22

No Seahawks players will be suspended for actions vs. Jaguars

No Seattle Seahawks players will be suspended for their actions at the end of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, although the NFL is still reviewing the melee under the standard process, a league official told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jack scored a season-high 19 points for a Knicks team that had lost six of eight, including a 116-104 defeat at Atlanta on Nov. 30.

This struggle can’t continue. Things fall apart; the (man behind the) center will not hold. Each franchise needs to fix its quarterback issues to even consider a return to postseason contention.

Tannehill, when healthy, is an above-average quarterback. He’s the man who guided Miami to its first playoff appearance in seven years thanks to 2016’s 10-6 campaign. He’s also played only 13 games over the last two seasons due to knee injuries and will be 30 during the 2018 season. In a division where beating the Patriots is paramount to postseason success, he’s gone just 2-5 against New England in non-Week 17 affairs. He’s never played in a playoff game.

The tight end called a meeting with the offense earlier this week to address its woeful performance over the last two weeks. In 23 combined drives against the Eagles and Falcons, Dallas (5-5) has scored just one touchdown and produced a measly 16 points.

“It was a good visit,” Witten said of the meeting (via “I think our guys understand what the task is and where we are in the season. Look, we’ve seen what we’re capable of doing. This offense, we know we have the right guys, the right players and the right coaches. So there is a lot of confidence that comes from that. You know, you just have to play better.”

Dak Prescott didn’t use the absence of Ezekiel Elliott and Tyron Smith as an excuse Sunday after a 37-9 loss to the Eagles. He will get Smith back against San Diego, but still plans to be accountable for the team’s performance.


Dec 19

That certainly wasn’t the case Monday night.

“We’ve got to find solutions somehow,” Gasol said, adding that the tough defense that was part of Memphis’ reputation for years is not part of the team’s mentality. “We always had a mindset here where we can have a tough night offensively, but if we don’t score, you don’t score.”

Bulls: Markkanen participated in the morning shootaround and got treatment afterward. But coach Fred Hoiberg said the prized rookie’s back continued to tighten. … Kris Dunn had 12 points, his career-high fifth straight game in double digits. … David Nwaba had 13 points and six rebounds.

New Mexico Bowl opponents Colorado State and Marshall followed similar trajectories on the way to Saturday’s matchup at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque.

Marshall (7-5) opened the season 6-1 before a 1-4 slide to close the campaign. The Thundering Herd lost three games in that stretch by less than a touchdown, including decisions of two points to UTSA and one point to Southern Mississippi in the final two games.

Likewise, Colorado State (7-5) opened 6-2, but went 1/3 down the stretch with losses of three points at Wyoming on Nov. 4, and a 59-52 overtime defeat against Boise State on Nov. 11 in which the Broncos rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in 1:41.

Johnson, who caught the 21-yard pass that got the Browns to the Jags’ 40-yard line in the first place, is a legit home-run threat out of the backfield from almost anywhere on the field. royals_088

Dec 15

Couture leads Sharks past slumping Senators 5-0

One game after needing a dramatic comeback to win, the San Jose Sharks started fast and rolled to a lopsided victory.

The Sharks had the first 10 shots on goal but were kept off the scoreboard thanks to a couple of big saves by Anderson. Pavelski hit the crossbar, too.

Coach Fred Hoiberg put the ball in Dunn’s hands during the final possession and the second-year point guard was fouled by Courtney Lee while driving to the basket.

“I want to be a leader for my team and I want to make the big plays,” Dunn said. “I know we have multiple guys who can make plays, but I definitely want to be one of them.”

Following a timeout, the Knicks — who scored 10 straight points to tie it at 102 — had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Kristaps Porzingis missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Covington was being treated in the trainer’s room following the game. Brown said he injured his lower back and right hip. A timeout was called following the play and it took a few moments before anyone realized Covington was injured.

“There’s a picture somewhere of the pile of SMU players in that end zone celebrating,” said Dykes, whose first coaching job was at a Dallas-area high school. “I can promise you there’s a 13-year-old kid in the background celebrating with them somewhere.”

Two years later, Spike Dykes joined the Texas Tech staff as an assistant, and two years after that became the head coach, staying for 13 full seasons. The younger Dykes graduated from Texas Tech in 1993 and played baseball for a couple of seasons.panthers_032