Dawson began his career with Nottingham Forest, earning England Under-21 honours and securing a move to north London in 2005. The 30-year-old spent nine years with Spurs and became club captain following the retirement of Ledley King in 2012. “I have been here for almost a decade and have loved every minute of it,” he told Tottenham’s Twitter feed. “I would like to say thank you to everyone at the club, including the supporters. “We have enjoyed some incredible moments together and I hope the club continues to move forward in the future.” Spurs chairman Daniel Levy added: “Michael has been an outstanding club representative both on and off the field. “He has always given everything for the Spurs shirt – just one of the reasons he is so deservedly popular throughout the club.” Dawson becomes the Tigers’ sixth signing of the summer and joins Tom Ince, Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass, Andrew Robertson and Harry Maguire in moving to east Yorkshire. The centre-half moves to the KC Stadium on a three-year contract after both clubs confirmed the deal was completed via their official Twitter accounts. “Michael Dawson has completed a move from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee, the club are delighted to announce,” read a statement on City’s official website. Hull have completed the signing of Michael Dawson from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee. Boss Steve Bruce is still on the hunt for more signings before the transfer window closes but has found himself frustrated in his pursuit of Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes. Speaking before the Dawson deal was completed, the former Birmingham boss said: “It’s up to me to bring two or three in, we’re close to one in particular and we hope we can get that over the line.” He added: “I thought I had Jordan Rhodes 24 hours ago and it seems to be further away than ever. We’ve been negotiating for a week. “We’ll see what this week brings and hopefully bring in the two or three we need to give the squad a hand because we’ve already played five competitive games.” Dawson, who has four England caps, joins Curtis Davies, James Chester, Paul McShane and Maguire as Bruce’s options at the heart of defence. “The season Hull had last year was incredible,” Dawson told Hull’s official Youtube channel. “To get to the final of the FA Cup, secure their Premier League position and now we’ve got to look to build on that and that’s what we’re going to do. “The chance to be in the group stage of the Europa League with a game on Thursday, all we can do is build on it and look forward to the season ahead. “You need the squad and the manager is getting the squad together to compete in both or all competitions. The players and the quality we’ve got in this dressing room, I’m sure we can manage that.” Dawson’s older brother Andy spent 10 years with the Tigers as they rose through the divisions and the younger Dawson admits he feels like he knows the club already. “I know the club well with my family history, with Andy being here,” he said. “I’m just excited to get started. “The attraction is the whole football club, the manager, the squad of players. “I know the fans gave me plenty of stick last year when I was playing for Tottenham. Hopefully I’ll get a nicer reception now but it was all good fun. “I’m just ready and raring to go.” Press Association
The Irish internationals had missed all the games in the competition so far this season due to injury. Rob Kearney comes in at full back with Fergus Mc Fadden and Luke Fitzgerald on the wings and with Ian Madigan lining out at inside centre.Isaac Boss gets in ahead of Eoin Reddan at scrum half while Jimmy Gopperth starts at out half. O’Brien is joined in the back row by Jordi Murphy and Jamie Heaslip at number 8.Meanwhile tonight Connacht travel to Gloucester for their Challenge Cup quarter final.Kick off is at 7.45pm.Former Ireland captain Keith Wood says Pat Lam’s side need to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Munster last week.
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There were plenty of good games you could play on the Game Boy Advance SP. Quake 3 Arena obviously wasn’t one of them, but now it is. Provided you do a little bit of hardware modding first, that is. Make that a complete gut. Scrape out all the dated Nintendo bits, cram in an ARM dev board, a Teensy, a new screen, and a larger display, and you’ve got yourself a full-blown portable Linux emulation box.Despite being billed as a Raspberry Pi in the creator’s video and pictured next to a big ol’ Raspberry Pi sticker, the system was actually built around a $30 Hardkernel Odroid W. The company bills it as their version of a scaled-down Pi (complete with Pi-compatible GPIO and camera header) with additional built-in functionality. It’s powered by an ARM11 Broadcom processor clocked at 700Mhz with 512MB of RAM, and it measures just 60 x 36 mm and weighs only 8 grams.Its diminutive size left creator Johnny Parks plenty of room to cram in a bunch of additional hardware, including a 4-port USB hub (two external, for mouse and keyboard connections, and two internal). Here’s a look at his build, laid out in pieces prior to assembly:And here’s a look at the build in progress. He clearly spent a lot of time scraping contact points and soldering wires:With a bit of epoxy and hot glue to finish it all off, the result is an amazing hand-made, pocketable Game Boy PC. Johnny’s been kind enough to share the full details of his Game Boy Advance SP mod over on his personal site, so if you want to build one of your own all you need to do is order up the parts, take a deep breath, and start following along!