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.

Mar 29

Report: Bears set to sign receiver Allen Robinson

The Chicago Bears got the quarterback they believe to be the future of the franchise in last year’s NFL Draft. They appear to have found a top-tier target to kick off free agency in 2018.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Bears when free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, Robinson said it’s a three-year, $42 million deal.

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As Leonard noted: While trading Beckham isn’t [owner John] Mara’s or the Giants’ preferred course of action given Beckham’s talent level, there absolutely is a significant possibility that Beckham could be on another NFL team this coming season because of the dynamics at play.

After being released by the Cardinals, Adrian Peterson told TMZ that his dream scenario was to sign with the Texans.

Obviously, being back home would be awesome, Peterson said. Houston has always been a team I’ve thought about….

Being back here at home where I work out every day. My family is here. My family is close. My mom is here. Being around her a little more during this time [in my life] would be even more a cherry on top.

Peterson, who will turn 33 next week, went on about how Andy Levitre Jersey much talent the Texans have on both sides of the ball.
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Perhaps he didn’t consider that they have enough talent that they don’t particularly need a guy who averaged 3.4 yards per carry last year. He rushed for just 529 yards last year for the Saints and Cardinals. Included in that total were the 134-yard and 159-yard outbursts in his first three weeks after being traded to Arizona. That leaves 236 yards over his other eight games ed last season (29.5 per game) before ending the season on IR with a neck problem.

Mar 28

Cousins’ agent acknowledges plan to visit Minnesota first

Kirk Cousins will be making a free-agency visit, after all.

Agent Mike McCartney says that Cousins will visit the Vikings once free agency opens.

These are tough days when you have to release a er who means so much to your organization, to your team, Gutekunst said. Jordy Nelson is one of the great Packers who have ed here.

Nelson, who was scheduled to make $9.25 million in base salary and count $12.5 million against the cap, turns 33 in May. He made only 53 catches for 482 yards and six touchdowns last season when Rodgers missed nine-plus games with a broken collarbone.

Still, Nelson is expected to find a healthy market with several teams in need of receiver help.

I think it’s only natural as ers get older, you see some physical decline, Gutekunst said when asked whether he had seen decline after Nelson’s knee injury in 2015. But I think Jordy is a very good er. He’ll contribute for somebody next year.

Shamar Stephen (27), Vikings An above-average run defender who blended in along Minnesota’s rich defensive line, someone could pay him surprisingly big money to become a fulltime starter.

That left the Cardinals’ QB depth chart barren. Every team wants to own Boardwalk in the NFL’s game of quarterback Monopoly, and the Cardinals couldn’t even land Baltic Avenue.

They had to throw money at someone, and Sam Bradford could be a fine short-term solution. The money he’ll be paid, however, is not so fine.

Bradford is 30 years old and has endured repeated knee issues. That started in 2013 when he tore his left ACL seven games into the season. Then he ripped apart the same ACL during a preseason game in 2014.

In 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings, his team made the playoffs and advanced to the NFC Championship Game despite getting just one full game out of its Week 1 starting quarterback. Bradford had a sore knee and was replaced by Case Keenum as the starter in Week 2; he appeared in one more game before landing on injured reserve in November. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said March 1 the quarterback has a degenerative condition, via NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
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Mar 26

Seahawks will move on from DeShawn Shead

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Curtis Crabtree of KJR and PFT reports that cornerback Deshawn Shead will be released on Monday. Shead’s contract tolled for 2018, but the Seahawks aren’t interested in keeping him around.

Shead would have made $1.05 million in 2018 with the Seahawks.

I want to thank the entire Giants organization for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to compete and help bring another championship to such a storied franchise.

I look forward to overcoming this adversity I’ve ultimately brought upon myself and will do everything I can to contribute to this team winning football games.

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It’s the fourth trade the Browns have made in less than 24 hours, with receiver Jarvis Landry, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and cornerback Damarious Randall in and Shelton and quarterback DeShone Kizer out. Chances are the Browns will be doing plenty more this week, as they try to turn around a team that has won one game in the past two years.

Meanwhile, Patriots fans likely will be hoping that, the next time Shelton picks the Commissioner up, he doesn’t let him back down so softly.

After throwing to San Diego draft prospects, Manziel talked to the media and offered his advice to the draft’s top quarterbacks鈥?I would say enjoy the process, because, you know, right now it’s still, you have a little bit of free time.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News notes that the focus will now shift to signing Josh McCown or Teddy Bridgewater, or taking a rookie high in the draft. The Jets currently hold the sixth overall pick.

The Jets could (should) sign a veteran and draft a rookie, ideally with McCown continuing in his role as starter and becoming the mentor for the rookie. McCown told PFT Live last month that he’d embrace that task, if it were entrusted to him.

Mar 23

John Bowlen avoids jail for DUI

One of the children of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has resolved his latest run-in with the law without having to go to jail.
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John Bowlen also will pay $2,415 in fines and costs, and he’ll be required to complete a DUI education program.

Even if the video constitutes evidence of Beckham doing anything wrong, the Giants have no jurisdiction over the situation. It’s a league matter only. At most, the league could regard the video as evidence of behavior that would justify placement of Beckham in the lowest level of the substance-abuse policy.

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Of course, when Big Shield decides to become Big Brother, what seems to be justified doesn’t always matter. It would be unfortunate, however, if the league does anything to Beckham about this.

Beyond, of course, asking him why in the hell he hadn’t eaten any of that pizza

Browns fans celebrating the team’s flurry of trades should thank the man who was run out of town last year: Sashi Brown.

Brown was the General Manager who has been lambasted for building the Cleveland roster that went 1-31 the last two years. He was fired for the team’s failures, and particularly for trading away the draft picks that became Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson.

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Vander Esch started just one season but quickly developed into the 2017 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year with 141 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. He’s an overly aggressive defender who can and will overrun plays. But a coach will work with someone who needs to throttle it back a bit.

Mar 22

Rubin group that could include Curry now out on Panthers

Bidding for the Carolina Panthers has reached a record $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
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One candidate to purchase the team, Fanatics owner Michael Rubin, is currently not willing to go that high, a source told ESPN.

The 55-year-old Kestenbaum, whose business focuses on owning and operating metals, mining and natural resources assets and companies, surfaced on Wednesday.

He is believed to have strong backing from Canadian businessman Jim Pattison, according to a Markus Golden Jersey source.

Bedrock Industries purchased Canadian steel company Stelco Inc., now known as Stelco Holdings Inc., last year.

Pattison, according to Forbes, has a net worth of $6.8 billion. The magazine did not list a net worth for Kestenbaum, but Stelco reportedly has a market value of about $1.3 billion.

Richardson, 81, announced in December plans to put the team up for sale amidst an NFL investigation into allegations of sexual and racial workplace misconduct.

He stepped down from the day-to-day operations of the organization after a Sports Illustrated article detailed the allegations. Tina Becker was named the chief operating officer.

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For Chris Ballard, it appears as though this situation has been equally tiresome.

The Indianapolis Colts GM joined The Grady and Big Joe Show on 1070 the Fan this morning to talk about everything from how he sees the interior offensive line talent in the draft to discussing the trade with the New York Jets and the team’s release of Johnathan Hankins.

Ballard agreed that the return of Luck would be a long time coming as it’s been a constant talking point for a full calendar year. He admitted 鈥?more or less 鈥?that it was as agitating for him to constantly answer questions about it as it is for the local media to have to ask the questions themselves.

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We’ll ease him along. I mean, he’s in a great place right now, but we’ll ease him along. He’ll be involved, he wants to be with his teammates, he wants to be involved in the offense. He was just in town this last weekend for four days. It was great to see him, he looks great.

Mar 21

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing another suspension. This time for PEDs.

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has missed six games due to a pair of suspensions in the last two seasons. He’s now set to miss another four in 2018 after violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Burfict, when healthy and out of trouble, has been a stalwart in the middle of the Bengals’ defense. He was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and earned the No. 12 grade among linebackers on Pro Football Focus in 2017.

His play earned him a four-year, $42.43 million contract extension in September. But another punishment — if it’s upheld — could also free up the Bengals to move on, as his contract included many safeguards for the possibility he’d get in trouble again.

Green Bay added tight end Jimmy Graham then turned around and scooped up defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. Not bad, though they were also in on Allen Robinson, according to Rapoport, via his colleague Marc Sessler.

Why stop now The market has some interesting high-upside options like second-round picks Cody Latimer and Jordan Matthews, so buying low and seeing what Aaron Rodgers can with it do isn’t a bad idea.

Like any team, the Houston Texans wanted Mathieu.

J.J. Watt made that clear. The front office heard him, too, because Mathieu agreed to a one-year deal, according to Schefter. And Zach Fulton and Seantrel Henderson reinforce the offensive trenches. They added cornerback Aaron Colvin, too.

“He’s a tough competitor. I knew that coming in, and give all my props to him. I got beat tonight,” Suriano said. “I thought I had him on some angles, I didn’t finish shots, a couple scrambles and then he got out on top.
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Mar 20

Redskins Hosting Former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick

Todd Archer reports that former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick is already scheduled to meet with the Redskins on Sunday, despite officially being released a few hours ago.
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McCabe’s team is confident that he had at least 20 years of law enforcement work under his belt 锟斤拷 defined as carrying a weapon or supervising people who do 锟斤拷 which made him eligible to retire on his 50th birthday on Sunday, with full retirement benefits.

With those 20 years, he would need to just go to work with the federal government for another day or so in any job he pleases, whether that’s as a election security analyst for a Wisconsin congressman or a typist for a day, to get full benefits, said the former official who spoke to The Fix. The job doesn’t matter so much as the fact that he’s working within the federal government with the same retirement benefits until or after his 50th birthday. (Though this former official stressed that it would probably look more ethical if McCabe worked for at least a pay period rather than just one day.)

He’s in Cleveland today, but to support Ohio State in the NCAA wrestling championships and not to visit with the Browns.
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Pryor, 28, has expressed interest on social media on playing for the Browns again, and the feeling is mutual. But several other teams are interested, including the Seahawks and Rams.
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The Browns Dmitry Orlov Womens Jersey and Pryor have been trying to come to terms on the money, and if they can close the gap, he could be back in Cleveland.

But the Seahawks are believed to be very interested too.

In fact, it was Seahawks GM John Schneider who initially tried to switch Pryor to receiver after he was traded there as a quarterback from the Raiders in 2014. Instead, Pryor resisted the move, and was waived in the final cuts.

There are four main reasons the Vikings’ decision to hand Kirk Cousins a fully guaranteed contract is the riskiest move of free agency.?

Mar 16

Cubs pass on ‘ticket war’ started by Brewers

Anyone expecting the Cubs to retaliate in a ticket war against the Brewers will be disappointed.
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Cubs tickets go on sale Feb. 23, and spokesman Julian Green told the Chicago Tribune Friday, Any fan of baseball can purchase tickets to any of their games.

Grades go all the way back to the Alex Smith deal before Super Bowl LII.

It’s no surprise, then, that Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane would look towards Carolina and go after Star Lotulelei after the Panthers let their former first-round pick hit free agency.

Carolina re-signed Kawann Short as opposed to Lotulelei because the former has been a dominant pass-rusher.
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That hasn’t been the case with the Utah product, as Lotulelei has produced just 11.5 sacks over his five pro seasons.

He’s an able run defender and has stayed healthy for most of his pro career, but the Bills gave Lotulelei more than even Dontari Poe got from the Panthers.

Lotulelei’s five-year, $50 million deal netted him $16.5 million fully guaranteed at signing and $33 million over years 1-3, which is right about what Brandon Williams got from the Ravens last year.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday that prospect Thairo Estrada is doing well after being shot in the right hip late last month in a robbery attempt in Venezuela.

Boone said Estrada is in camp, and he expects the middle infielder will be able to play the bulk of the season.

Estrada, who turns 22 on Feb. 22, was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2012. According to MLB.com, the shortstop/second Ron Hainsey Jersey baseman is considered the Yankees No. 16 overall prospect and third-best middle-infield prospect.

His best season came in 2016, when he nearly broke 1,000 yards while averaging 4.8 yards per carry.
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He also scored seven times that year.

Mar 14

Pastrnak nets hat track, Bruins rally to stun Hurricanes 6-4

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David Pastrnak scored three of Boston’s five goals in the final 10 minutes for his first career hat trick, and the Bruins stunned the Carolina Hurricanes by rallying for a 6-4 victory Tuesday night.
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Justin Faulk and Elias Lindholm each had two assists, and Cam Ward stopped 28 shots. It was a deflating loss for the Hurricanes, who missed a chance to make up ground as they chase the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They are seven points back with 12 games remaining.

Aho set a career high with his 25th goal. … Teravainen has eight goals and three assists in his last 11 games. … Bruins forward David Backes returned after serving a three-game suspension for a late hit to the head against Detroit’s Frans Nielsen last Tuesday. … Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said forward Patrice Bergeron (broken foot) did not make the trip and will be out until at least next week. D Charlie McAvoy (MCL sprain) missed the game as well.

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With the market four or five times the United States’, it could be crucial in my development as a player, person and brand, the 26-year-old McCollum said.

The concept of going foreign isn’t so foreign any longer. Before re-signing with Nike earlier this fall, All-Star starter Giannis Antetokounmpo seriously entertained a Li-Ning offer that would have paid him north of $10 million per year. The route is now a viable option for everyone: emerging rookies, role-playing fixtures on big-market teams and superstar icons at the pinnacle of the sport.
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While Wade’s championship-level play during the height of his career and his Li-Ning deal have extended his brand into regions all over the globe, he’ll always be most strongly connected with Miami.

Mar 12

Ichiro ‘can’t wait’ to hit against Shohei Ohtani

Ichiro Suzuki, the 44-year-old baseball legend, is back with the Seattle Mariners and in the same division with 23-year-old Japanese phenom P/DH Shohei Ohtani of the Angels.

“I can’t wait to hit off him when he pitches,’’ Ichiro said during his introductory press conference Wednesday. “And when he hits, I’d like to pitch against him.’’

A couple hours after Wednesday’s workout — yes, it was still raining — the Angels held Ohtani’s first press conference of the spring in the Kachina Conference Center, at the Marriott Buttes Resort that overlooks the spring complex. Almost 25 minutes into the event, Scioscia’s comments about pitching being a priority were mentioned, and Ohtani was asked for his thoughts on the subject.

His answer, though interpreter Ippei Mizuhara: “First of all, he always tells me that he wants me to enjoy the game. That’s the first thing he wants me to think about. Of course, after every day of training, we talk, we communicate, we see if we need to adjust, add more or take some away. So we will be communicating, and he is willing to listen to what I have to say, and I will have some input in my role.”

Almost half of the players on the New England Patriots’ first three Super Bowl championship teams claim?they?have symptoms of brain injuries, according to a? Boston Globe report .

More than 15,000 former NFL players have filed for benefits under a $1 billion settlement reached?in a class-action suit against the NFL. Co-defendant?Riddell, which manufactured helmets used in the league between 1989 and 2014, was not part of the 2015 settlement and continues to contest the suit.

The Globe found that, from?those Patriots teams that won Super Bowls in 2002, 2004 and 2005, 42 of the roughly 100 players claim to have suffered?brain-injury symptoms?caused by repetitive blows to the head in games and practices.

Among those players were defensive backs?Lawyer Milloy and Randall Gay.?The 35-year-old Gay, who is now an attorney, told the Globe he believes football-related injuries have led to depression issues.

Translation: “I gotta figure out who’s who on this squad.”
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