‘Tegat’ warns MoBay United against complacency

first_img RICH FORM MoBay United are in a rich vein of form, winning four of their last five matches in the Red Stripe Premier League, with forward Owayne Gordon having the time of his life. Gordon, who has 13 goals this season, struck back-to-back braces recently in League play and will be hard-pressed to contain. “This is something they have done before, these kinds of competition. The players know what is required and as a club we look forward to moving beyond this round,” Davis added. The host may have to do without two key defenders in John Barrett and Cordel Simpson, both of whom are nursing injuries. Davis, however, is cautiously optimistic that they will be ready in time for either of the two assignments. “John and Cordel are two of our better defenders, and we will need them to be fit and ready, but if that’s not possible we will have to win without them. I am very confident in the abilities of my players,” he said. WESTERN BUREAU: As Montego Bay United prepare to host teams in Group Three of the 2016 Caribbean Club Championship at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, the club’s head coach, Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis, is warning his team not to take anything for granted as none of the teams will be at a disadvantage. Davis, who has been putting the players through a rigorous training regimen since last week, told The Gleaner that if his players perform anywhere as impressive as they currently do in the Red Stripe Premier League they should finish on top and advance to the next round. “Playing these games at home offers us no distinct advantage because all the teams participating are professionals and will be coming to play hard football,” said Davis. MoBay United will first tackle Cayman’s Scholars International on Wednesday, before taking on Trinidad and Tobago’s Central FC on Sunday, March 13. Before that, Scholars meet Central on Friday, March 11.last_img read more

Minister Broomes visits miner injured during interior robbery

first_imgMinister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes on Saturday visited the injured miner whose mining camp was attacked by armed men on July 19.Joel Paton, 22, sustained serious injuries during the shooting, but was listed as in stable condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Minister Broomes said she visited the miner to wish him well and get a first-hand account of the incident.Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes talking with injured miner Joel Paton“Miners’ lives are so at risk, it is so dangerous, I mean what he endured – the travelling and terrain to get medical attention. But I just thank God that he is alive and he can tell this story,” Minister Broomes said.According to the Police, Paton’s mining camp, located in the Imataka backdam three miles outside of Guyana in neighbouring Venezuela, was attacked by gunmen who were shooting indiscriminately. Three of Paton’s co-workers died during the shooting. Police investigations are ongoing.Minister Broomes, according to a Government Information Agency (GINA) report, encouraged miners working in the interior, both in and out of Guyana, to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. “Don’t allow gold to trap you to your death,” the Minister cautioned.last_img read more

The amazing players clubs could sign for free this summer

first_imgThe bargain is a scarce commodity in modern football, cast aside on the scrapheap as the TV-backed, oil-fuelled juggernaut pushes football further to the outer reaches of absurdity.Three times over the last six months clubs have paid more than £100million to sign a player, even with FFP still hanging onto their accounts by its bludgeoned fingernails. And yet this summer, bargains could be back in vogue. 16 6. JACK WILSHERE Tarnished by the karate kick incident which ended his spell with Marseille, Evra nonetheless found a home with West Ham at the end of last season. Overtly signed as a back-up to Aaron Cresswell, the Frenchman made just five appearances for David Moyes‘ side before his release. Few free agents will be able to better his career haul however, encompassing seven league titles, 13 cups and the 2008 Champions League for clubs in three different countries. His age, 37, may be a concern but there remains no substitute for experience in defence, and Evra has it in spades.Potential landing spots: Everton, Wolfsburg, Valencia.11. PAU LOPEZ 16 REVEALED 16 Frozen out by Pep Guardiola during Manchester City‘s record-breaking 2017/18 campaign, Toure will depart the club this summer with his reputation intact as one of the best players in City’s history, leading them almost single-handedly to two league titles in 2012 and 2014. Caught out at times by opposition teams employing a high press, Toure‘s relentless engine is not what it was but he remains as assured on the ball as ever, and one of the best free-kick takers the Premier League has ever seen.Potential landing spots: Everton, Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers.9. YOHAN CABAYE The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star A Toon Army favourite in his time with Newcastle United, Cabaye will have his pick of suitors after three years with Crystal Palace. A huge threat from dead-ball situations, Cabaye will rely on his excellent passing range to see him through the later years of his career, although at 32 he should have a few more seasons left at the top level. Palace were reluctant to let him leave and could still convince the midfielder to re-sign at Selhurst Park, with his other former Premier League club Newcastle also interested.Potential landing spots: Marseille, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace.8. PEPE REINA 16 The South Korean captain, 29, left Swansea City this summer after six years in south Wales. With a passing system born to fit the Swans’ fluid style, Ki quickly established himself after moving from Celtic in 2012. A loan spell at Sunderland exposed just how valuable he was to Swansea’s midfield, winning the club’s player of the season on his first term back in 2014/15. Now free to enter contract talks after his country exited the World Cup at the group stage, Ki will be on the radar of many Premier League clubs looking to add composure and defensive awareness to their spine.Potential landing spots: Everton, AC Milan, Celtic.14. FERNANDO TORRES 16 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 16 Some of Europe’s biggest names are out of contract this summer, and with only wages to cover, clubs will be clamouring to get their hands on cheap talent.Free agency can often be a signal of a declining former star, or one who just never made it at the top level.But in this summer’s list there are an embarrassment of riches, ranging from Champions League winners to world champions, exciting young talent to those desperate to prove their worth.Here, we rank the 15 best on offer this summer, and where they could end up:15. KI SUNG-YUENG LIVING THE DREAM 16 Badelj was appointed Fiorentina captain after the tragic death of Davide Astori RANKED Still haunted by the trauma of back-to-back long-term injuries, Badstuber has quietly been resurrecting his career with Schalke and Stuttgart. While the latter were not keen to renew his one-year deal as they seek younger options, Badstuber is still only 29 and has every chance to find the form that won him numerous plaudits at Bayern and 31 caps for his country.Potential landing spots: Newcastle United, Watford, West Ham United.12. PATRICE EVRA One of the truly golden generation of Croatian midfielders, Badelj looks set to quit Fiorentina this month and seek pastures new upon his return from the World Cup. Most comfortable at the base of a midfield three, Badelj’s two-way ability has seen him tracked by a number of big names in the final year of his contract, and with no club to reject approaches for him anymore, this could be the season he finally makes his big move.Potential landing spots: Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan, Lazio.2. GIANLUIGI BUFFON moving on Evra’s time at Marseille ended in disgrace after launching a karate kick at a fan 16 Now 34, Torres is almost a decade removed from his peak years with Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. After an emotional second farewell from his hometown club at the end of 2017/18, Torres remains a fearsome prospect if he can rediscover anything like the form he once showed at Anfield. Nemanja Vidic still gets nightmares. At his age however, his future likely lies away from Europe’s top tier.Potential landing spots: Flamengo, Sagan Tosu, Chicago Fire.13. HOLGER BADSTUBER Toure’s final season at City was marred by an ongoing feud with boss Guardiola A mainstay in Napoli‘s recent ascension to genuine title contenders, Reina departs the club this summer and at 35 is still in his prime years between the sticks. The Spaniard has started at least 30 league games for 15 of the last 16 seasons, with the only exception being his time as Manuel Neuer‘s back-up at Bayern. That longevity and his lingering reflexes could see him add another top club to his CV. AC Milan are said to be closest.Potential landing spots: AC Milan, Roma, Chelsea.7. HATEM BEN ARFA A generational icon, Buffon is the survivor of three Champions League final defeats, an enforced relegation to Serie B and a staggering 656 appearances with Juventus ever since making a then-record switch from Parma in 2001. Nearing 900 career games, and also his 41st birthday, there is little left for Buffon to win in the game, with his 178-cap Italy career also yielding the greatest prize of all in 2006. But those Champions League final-hurdle failures cut Buffon deep, and nothing drives him more than the pursuit of European club football’s highest honour. French champions Paris Saint-Germain, themselves partial to a European catastrophe, are said to be closest to locking up the legendary stopper when his Juventus contract expires.Potential landing spots: PSG, Liverpool, Manchester City.1. GIORGIO CHIELLINI targets 16 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 16 16 Barzagli won 73 caps for Italy before retiring after they failed to reach the 2018 World Cup Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Torres said a tearful goodbye to Atletico for the second time this summer three-way race 16 LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM Ben Arfa ‘celebrated’ the year anniversary of his last game for PSG in an Instagram post on April 5 A renaissance at Nice in 2015/16, which bought him a call-up to France‘s Euro 2016 squad and a move to PSG, seemed to have ended Ben Arfa’s career slide. But in his second year at the Parc des Princes he was completely ignored by then-boss Unai Emery. Ben Arfa, now 31, did not make a single appearance last season and but clubs have not been put off, with reported interest from across Europe.Potential landing spots: Leicester City, Rubin Kazan, Dynamo Kiev. Meyer leaves Schalke nine years after joining their youth academy as a 13-year-old Ki suffered relegation with Swansea in 2017/18 Cabaye made 106 appearances in his three seasons at Palace, scoring 10 times 16 16 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Reina won the Premier League Golden Glove three years in a row between 2005/06 and 2007/08 Badstuber won five Bundesliga titles and a Champions League with Bayern Munich The first of a trifecta of contract worries facing Juventus this summer, Barzagli remains the under-stated member of a backline feared across Europe. While often less fancied outside his club in favour of Giorgio Chiellini and formerly Leonardo Bonucci, the Juventus top brass are determined to get 37-year-old Barzagli back to the club on a new deal. With a Serie A title in each of his seven seasons in Turin alongside seven cups and the 2006 World Cup with Italy, Barzagli will be highly sought-after should he reject the chance to stay.Potential landing spots: Juventus, Manchester United, AC Milan.4. MAX MEYER PSG sent transfer records skyward in 2017, spending a combined £326m on Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 16 Lopez, 23, failed to make a single appearance on loan at Spurs two years ago but impressed for Espanyol either side of that season. His youth and pedigree in Spain make him an interesting case, with Real Betis already rumoured to be swooping for him this summer. With his path to the national side blocked by a string of world stars, Lopez has had to settle for the bench, but that in itself remains no small feat with the list of names challenging for a place in the squad.Potential landing spots: Real Betis, Southampton, Roma.10. YAYA TOURE LATEST In a spectacular display of inefficiency on the contracts front, Juventus find themselves faced with the prospect of losing not just Barzagli and Buffon, but man mountain Chiellini too. A veteran of 472 games and seven Serie A titles with the club, Chiellini could join his backline companions in the Turin departures lounge this summer, after 13 years with them. Perhaps furthering his already-storied reputation by holding Juventus together despite the loss of Bonucci last year, the 96-cap centre-back may be tempted to end his career elsewhere, and will be the bargain of the year should he quit the Old Lady.Potential landing spots: Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid. targets Juventus’ 2017/18 Serie A triumph was Buffon’s ninth with the club, setting a new record for an individual player Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 16 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Quitting boyhood club Schalke amid claims he was bullied by sporting director Christian Heidel, Meyer is probably the best young talent available on a free in this summer’s transfer window. The attacking midfielder made his Germany debut aged just 18 in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup but has just three additional caps since, although he did star in the Olympic side’s run to the final in Rio in 2016. At just 22, Meyer still has plenty of years left to rebuild his career, although he may need to lower his wage demands to secure a new club.Potential landing spots: Liverpool, Arsenal, Marseille.3. MILAN BADELJ Seventeen years after first walking through the doors at Arsenal, Wilshere said a sorry goodbye this summer after refusing to accept a bit-part role under Unai Emery. A sad indictment of Arsene Wenger‘s ‘Project Youth’ as the main face of the enterprise, Wilshere never fully recovered from the season-long ankle injury he first suffered in 2011. Memories of the bandy-legged exuberance that saw him shine in both legs of a Champions League tie with Barcelona remained, but as the years wore on they were never replaced with other big game performances. His ability is unquestioned however, and he could be the first name off the list when his contract expires in July.Potential landing spots: West Ham United, Roma, Galatasaray.5. ANDREA BARZAGLI Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Lopez kept eight clean sheets in 27 games for Espanyol in 2017/18 Wilshere made 197 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 14 times Juventus paid just £3.8m to sign Chiellini from Roma in 2005 IN DEMAND last_img read more

GOVERNMENT WON’T REVIEW RENTS IN KILLYBEGS – TD

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has called for genuine engagement with tenants and the need for a will on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in negotiating rent reductions for fishery harbour centre tenants.“Currently, the department has in the region of 140 property agreements in place in the six Fishery Harbour Centres at Killybegs, Ros an Mhíl, Dingle, Castletownbere, Dunmore East and Howth,” he said.“In the region of 60 lease agreements contain rent review clauses, however Minister Coveney decided that following the completion of rent reviews due for the period up to mid-2008 that no rent reviews would be carried out for years subsequent to 2008 and that an effective freeze in rent would be applied across the board. “Last week I informed the Minister how this decision he made two years ago is affecting tenants who are living with the consequences of this and paying very high rents and want their rents to be reviewed and are happy to engage with the Department, but to no avail.“Minister Coveney justified his decision by stating that in the most recent round of rent reviews, numerous rents were increased. While this may be the case, the rent freeze is not enough and in some cases detrimental whereby numerous tenants are finding themselves at a disadvantage because of this. If there was a will within the department to engage with tenants and work towards negotiating fairer rents I believe that would be a constructive solution.“But since the Minister has decided to continue this approach in relation to rent reviews due in 2013 and for a rent freeze to be applied in all such cases, it looks like this situation will remain for some time.“This is an unfortunate situation for those who would otherwise be paying lower rents and I will continue to call on the Minister to constructively engage with these tenants,” stated Pringle.  GOVERNMENT WON’T REVIEW RENTS IN KILLYBEGS – TD was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GOVERNMENT WON’T REVIEW RENTS IN KILLYBEGS – TDlast_img read more

YOUR COMPLETE ST PATRICK’S PARADE GUIDE – SEND US YOUR BEST PIX!

first_imgIT’S St Patrick’s weekend and here’s your BEST guide to what’s on across the county.Enjoy a great weekend – and make sure you send your best pix to info@donegaldaily.com.Here’s your town guide. Ardara: The town is having its brilliant Walking Weekend with several events throughout the three days. The main parade is on Monday, March 18, Parade at 3.30pm. This year Paddy McGrath, Pat Shovelin and the Sam Maguire Cup will lead the Parade. The usual visiting Bands will perform and we expect a great selection of floats. All visiting floats are welcome also commercial floats are welcome to enter, please contact Gerard 087 6488628 or Margaret 087 2023033. There is a prize of €500 for the winner, also good prizes for 2nd and 3rd.Ballybofey & Stranorlar: Loads of fun planned in the Twin Towns on Sunday, March 17 2.30 Gala parade. 4.30pm Guinness World Record Attempt for Patricks and Patricias, Finn Valley Centre. Please bring birth certificate for verification. Patrick or Patricia must be first name, not middle name. Variations allowed but must be pre-approved name. Bouncy Castle, Obstacle Course, Magician, Face Painting and loads more for a great day out. Please contact Kathy Taaffe on 086 314 2886 if you require further information.Ballyshannon: Sunday 17th March, Parade at 2pm, All Floats and bands are welcome. Prize trophies for best dressed floats and best dressed window display, Parade Prize Giving at 4pm in Dicey Reilly’s Function Room with Music By Christy Moore & Declan Sinnott Tribute Act.Buncrana: As part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ Buncrana St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting thousands of people around the world to participate in one of the Northwest’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Come along and enjoy the craic, people and atmosphere. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere; feel the energy, wave to the audience along the 1 km route and best of all once you have finished you can marvel at the spectacular street performances, music and parade. Build lifelong memories, display your Irish pride, celebrate all that is good about Ireland and being Irish (even if you are just an honorary Irish person for one day!) and savour your unique journey through historic Inishowen – the journey of a lifetime! St. Patrick’s Festival 2013 takes place from Friday the 15th to Sunday 17th March, we hope to see you there! The St’Patricks Parade starts 3pm with entertainment on the street before and after the parade. Bundoran: Sunday, March 17, Parade at 3.30pm from East End. A group of visiting students from the Athenian School in Danville, California will be among the participants in the annual Bundoran St Patrick’s Day Parade. Fresh from their Irish Premiere, the stars of the new Hardy Bucks movie will make an appearance on Saturday night in Aqua Nightclub while on Friday night patrons of the old Peppies Nightclub on Main Street will reunite in the Kicking Donkey raising funds for the RNLI and Cystic Fibrosis. There’s live music in pubs across town too. The civic offices in Bundoran and also the iconic “Rock of the Birds” monument by local sculptor Brendan McGloin which overlooks the Peak surf break will also turn green for the week.Burtonport: Sunday, March 17: Celebration of Irish Culture, 12noon-2pm in St Columba’s Community centre, Acres. Free entertainment includes traditional music and dancing, marching bands, traditional games, free tea/coffee and stew etc.. If you have money to spend however, there will also be fun games, raffles, rickety wheel, lucky leprechaun’s hat, etc. All donations and takings on the day will go towards the local the local lifeboat and the local summer festival. ‘Discover The Leprechauns’ Secret’ – Fun Family walk for St Patrick’s weekend. If you would like to find out where the local Burtonport Leprechauns are hiding their crock of gold and be in with a chance of winning it as a prize, then come along to The Old Railway Walk in Burtonport anytime between 10am on Friday 15th and 6pm Monday 18th March. Local leprechauns will be out and about with clues which will reveal the crock’s secret location. Register for the walk by picking up an entry form with details from The Check Out Service Station, Burtonport. Cost is €5 per family entry with all funds collected going towards developing Playmatters which is situated in the CDP, Dungloe. The Irish Duck Race: As part of Burtonport’s St Patrick’s Fay celebrations, the first “Irish Duck Race” will be held on St Patrick’s day in Meenbannad. Give your duck an Irish name and see how fast it can make its way to the finish line which will be under the bridge near Paddy Neilley’s Pub in Meenbannad. Ducks are €5 each and are on sale at some local shops and post offices. Alternatively contact Donna at the Cope in Annagry or by phoning 086 073 0517 to purchase a duck. Only 100 ducks in the race with prize money totalling €300. All proceeds from The Irish Duck Race will be shared between lifeboat and Burtonport festival.Carrick: Saturday, March 16, Parade at 3pm. St Catherine’s Band from Killybegs will lead the parade. Information from Óstan Shliabh a’ Liag 074 973 9973. Music in all the Bars.Creeslough: Sunday, March 17: The Meenderry School Band will parade from St. Michael’s Church through the village after 11am mass.Donegal Town: Sunday, March 17. Donegal Town promises to be, as always, the largest parade in the south of the county. With many floats, bands, schools, community groups and businesses taking part, the whole community in Donegal Town and its surrounding areas are busy preparing for the longest running annual spectical in these parts. Participating vehicles should assemble at Donegal Town Hardware before 2pm and walking participants to assemble in the coned area next to the Methodist Church after 2.30pm. The parade will depart from the Donegal Business park at 3pm sharp coming across the Mullins, turning left towards the Diamond where it will cross in front of the Abbey Hotel, and turn left again towards Main Street and beyond. The parade will turn and retrace the route so spectators will get a chance to see what may have been missed the first time around. With entertaining activities on the Diamond all day for all the family, Donegal Town continues to be THE place to be on St Patrick’s Day. Drumkeen: Drumkeen parish would like to invite everyone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of St. Patrick’s Church on Friday March 15th. The blessing of the new wall and gates will take place at 6.15pm, and Mass will be con-celebrated by Fr. Herrity and Fr. Curran at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served in thehall after mass where a collection of old photographs will be on display. Contact Charlie on 087 772 8608 for details.Dunfanaghy: Sunday, March 17. Festivities will get underway at 1pm with music in the Market Square and the annual band parade; there will be prizes for the best float and also the best dressed child. From 3pm-5pm there will be a bouncy castle and kids disco with DJ in the Ozanam Community Centre, there will be a small cover charge for this event and everyone is welcome.There will also be events in the Workhouse during the day so there should be entertainment for young and old in Dunfanaghy this St. Patrick’s Day.Dungloe: Sunday, March 17, Parade starts at 3.30pm with loads of family entertainment.Gaoth Dobhair: Sunday, March 17 Parade starts at Bunbeg Crossroads 2.30pm and proceeds to Molloys Supermarket, Derrybeg. Prior to the parade there will be a Human Chain formed from Bunbeg crossroads to Derrybeg. So don’t forget to bring few euro and place them in the buckets collecting during the event. Joe Diver is behind this and all money collected will go to Relay For Life Cancer Support. Joe has asked everyone taking part should be there at 2.00pm at the latest and the chain will be formed at 2.10pm. It is also important to note that the road will close shortly afterwards. Glenties: Sunday, March 17 at 1pm Guinnes Book of Records attempt for Most Leprechauns, with music and entertainment, on Main Street. It’s not to late to register. Call into the Market Hall tonight 7-9pm or Saturday 12noon-4pm, ring Brian on 087 935 4012 or email your size or your child’s age to 2013leprechaun@gmail.com. You can also follow us at Glenties.ie and on Facebook Glenties world record attempt 2013. An outfit will cost you €8 or if you need some part replaced or repaired from last year call into the Market Hall. Everybody must register on the day of the record attempt €2 so that we can sort out numbers. To top the day off there will also be a float, band and carnival parade after the record attempt.Glencolmcille: Sunday, March 17, Parade at 2pm. Parade will be led by Kilcar Pipe Band. Irish music and dancing at Halla Mhuire immediately after the parade.Kerrykeel: Our Annual St.Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Kerrykeel at 5.30pm on Sunday. Phone entries for floats can be made by ringing The Village Inn on 9150062. There will be prizes for the Best Adults and Best Kids Float. The Fanad Band will lead the parade. Floats to assemble at Kerrykeel National School at 5pm. Come along and enjoy the craic!Letterkenny: The Letterkenny St.Patrick’s day parade is one of the biggest in Donegal and this year RTE will filming the event for a special programme. Letterkenny Chamber is asking everyone to proudly display their Irishness and showing the rest of Ireland how Letterkenny enjoys itself. They are asking people to get your shamrock out and put on your best St.Patrick’s day costume and join in the fun. Chamber President John Watson said “Letterkenny St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a great family event in Letterkenny and the staff and voluntary committee are working hard to ensure it is a success. This year the parade falls on a Sunday attracting lots of visitors who will be here for the weekend and I am sure we can give them a fantastic welcome. Contributions from large and small businesses are coming in and we will be having a bucket collection on the day, so if you’re approached please drop in some loose change. Safety is our prime concern on the day and we join with the Gardai, Donegal Youth Service and others to keep this an alcohol free day.” There will be music and Irish Dancing from the Ferry School of Irish Dancing from 2.15pm. The Parade led by the official colour party starts at 3pm on Sunday 17th March and includes the usual mix of dancers, cars, music and colour. On the day the independent judges view the parade with various categories in mind including community, sports, youth, band and dance. Each category winner receives a plaque and the overall winning entry receives the Danny Doherty Perpetual Plaque plus a cheque for €500. The parade starts at 3pm making its way from Station Roundabout via Port Road, through Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town. The road is officially closed from 1.30pm although disabled parking is available at An Grianan Theatre. The results are announced from the viewing platform directly after the parade. Entries line up along Pearse Road and are marshalled into the parade by stewards. The parade will be lead by the traditional colour party and the first band is the recently re-formed Letterkenny Senior Accordian Band. There will be motorised entries, floats, dancers and lots more.Lough Derg: Sunday, March 17 11am-3pm, Guest Speakers: Bishop Joseph Duffy and Fr Tom Hamill. Boats will run from 10am. Programme: 11am Address on the life and influence of St Patrick (art & craft activities for children). Lunch & traditional music at 12:30pm. Mass will be celebrated at 2pm. Cost €20 includes boat fare & lunch. (€8 per child). Advance booking is essential. Telephone 071 986 1518, Email info@loughderg.org or www.loughderg.orgMalin: BIG BREAKFAST Malin GAA will be running “The Big Breakfast” on St. Patrick’s Day from 9.30 am to 2pm in the Clubhouse. €5 for Adults and €3 for Children, a great way to start St. Patrick’s Day before heading to the parades!Moville: Everybody is welcome to take part in the parade which begins at 2.30pm. Walkers should gather outside the Corner Bar on Quay Street, from 2pm while anybody who is entering a motorized float should congregate at Glencrow. There will be floats, bands and a bouncy castle on the day, and loads of live music afterwards.Rosbeg: Sunday, March 17, Parade at 3pm from the Old School. Come along and enjoy this great family day. Get involved – bring your banners, flags or – better still – dress up. Tea, Sandwiches and home baked fancy goods are free in Joe Molloy’s afterwards. All children will receive a special Goodie Bag and a Leprechaun Hunt will take place at 5pm. You can also look forward to a great night of music and dance to suit all ages. Traditional and Country Music from 4-10pm.YOUR COMPLETE ST PATRICK’S PARADE GUIDE – SEND US YOUR BEST PIX! was last modified: March 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:YOUR COMPLETE ST PATRICK’S PARADE GUIDE – SEND US YOUR BEST PIX!last_img read more

KILLYBEGS DEFENDER SIGNS ON DOTTED LINE WITH DERRY CITY

first_imgDerry City have signed Killybegs defender Shaun Kelly from fellow Airtricity Premier Division side Limerick City.Shaun Kelly form Killybegs has signed with Derry City.Kelly is a right-sided defender who has played for Hearts, Dundalk and Galway.After a period with the Scottish Premiership club, Kelly returned to Ireland to sign for Dundalk in January 2009. On leaving Oriel Park at the end of 2010 he signed for Galway in February the following year.However, financial turmoil led to Westerners placing their entire squad on the transfer list and in July 2011 he signed for Limerick FC and made his debut for the club against Monaghan United at Jackman Park on 22 July, going on to play 11 league games as Limerick finished third in the First Division.He played 24 league games in Limerick’s First Division title winning season of 2012 and re-signed for Limerick’s first season back in the Premier Division in 2013.He made 25 league appearances for the club and scored his first two goals for the club that year. He re-signed for the 2014 season and was handed the captain’s armband after the retirement of former skipper Pat Purcell.KILLYBEGS DEFENDER SIGNS ON DOTTED LINE WITH DERRY CITY was last modified: July 28th, 2014 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:derry citydonegalKillybegsLimerick FCShaun Kellylast_img read more

Arnold to promote trade, polish image

first_img The China trip “does have the effect of changing the subject,” said Jim Brulte, the state Senate’s former Republican leader. “No election loss is terminal. It’s how you react to it that matters,” Brulte said. Schwarzenegger will leave California Sunday and arrive Monday in Beijing, heading directly to a Special Olympics ceremony and an evening reception with the members of his business entourage. Along with business meetings and forums to pitch California products, Schwarzenegger will attend a film premiere in Shanghai, give a speech at Qinghua University and tour a steel factory. The governor is expected to raise several sticky issues with Chinese officials, including the spread of pirated U.S. software, music and movies. Aides said part of the mission is to try to get Chinese government officials to take voluntary steps to stop the flow of billions of dollars in U.S. property to counterfeiters. Nearly 80 companies and trade groups are sending executives to accompany the governor, including the Walt Disney Co., Miller Brewing, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and Pfizer Inc., according to the governor’s office. The mission will be Schwarzenegger’s third overseas trip, after visiting Israel and Germany in spring 2004 and Japan in the fall of that year. It comes at a time when the Bush administration is eager to open Chinese markets to more U.S. goods. The president leaves Monday on an Asian trip that will take him to Japan, South Korea, China and Mongolia. He plans to pressure China to revalue its currency, reduce its trade surplus with the United States and curb the piracy of American movies, computer programs and other copyrighted material. California is the major gateway for U.S. trade to China, with cotton and computer-related products leading the way. The state exported $6.8 billion in goods to China in 2004, double what it exported in 2000, according to the California Chamber of Commerce. “You have a growing segment of the Chinese population that is able to afford these things,” said Dewardric McNeal, assistant director of the China Initiative at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. “From the political standpoint, we are in a position where the U.S. and China are enjoying relative stability in their relationship. From the economic standpoint, there are quite a few issues where if there is not tension, there is concern, particularly with the currency issue and the growing trade imbalance.” While the actor-turned-governor is virtually assured of considerable publicity, it’s not clear how much good it will do his diminished public standing in California. The China trip originally was planned for last April but was postponed so Schwarzenegger could devote his attention to qualifying several ballot initiatives for the Nov. 8 special election.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – After a humiliating election loss, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this weekend jets to China and Hong Kong, where he’ll try to exchange his blistered campaign image for the role of celebrity statesman and retailer. Officially, the Republican governor’s long-scheduled, six-day tour will take him to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to promote trade along the Pacific Rim. He’ll arrive Monday with a retinue of nearly 80 corporate and business executives eager to sell products from pharmaceuticals to Chardonnay to Mickey Mouse in the world’s largest emerging market. A business-connected foundation is picking up part of the trip’s costs, including for the Republican governor, an arrangement that alarmed good-government advocates. For Schwarzenegger, the trip provides a convenient opportunity for favorable publicity just days after his collapse at the polls – voters rejected all four of his “year of reform” ballot proposals Tuesday, severely downsizing his Terminator political reputation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Schwarzenegger needs to show he’s “not just a politician, not just an actor, but a world leader,” Democratic consultant Joe Cerrell said. The message he should convey? “He’s not the guy who just got his clock cleaned. … He’s for real, he’s not a joke,” Cerrell said. Schwarzenegger is in the midst of a rapid, post-election makeover. He acknowledged Thursday that voters are looking for results, not political sniping. He retired his campaign brawler persona and has talked of a new era of cooperation with his Democratic rivals in Sacramento. He also dropped a legal fight over hospital staffing ratios with the California Nurses Association, a 60,000-member union that has attacked him relentlessly since the start of the year. last_img read more

School Science “Tyranny” Tries to Scare Off Lecture Critical of Darwinism

first_imgIs a high school campus an open marketplace of ideas and a guarantor of free speech?  Look at this story in Agape Press about the troubles a high school student endured trying to get Michael Behe to speak at an after-school lecture this past February.  Though an optional event not during normal operating hours, and sponsored by a student group, not the school itself, the idea ran afoul of the science faculty even though Samuel Chen planned it according to standard procedure.    Once word got out of the upcoming event, Chen found himself the target of Darwinist teachers who used intimidation, rules changes, backroom dealing, scare tactics, venue swapping and demands for rebuttal to try to halt or undercut the lecture.  Six months of controversy later, the lecture finally occurred and was successful, but the conflict intimidated many of the students who watched on the sidelines.  Chen described the atmosphere on campus:I feel that there’s a dictatorship on academic freedom in our public schools now.  I refer to evolution education as a tyranny …. You can’t challenge it in our schools.  Kids have been thrown out of class for challenging it…. Some of the students who support me are afraid to speak out, especially because they saw how the science department reacted.Chen felt the long struggle to get the lecture approved took a toll on his health, but was worth it.  Some students were beginning to question evolution for the first time.What are they afraid of?  If evolution is so obvious, so well supported by the facts, why not let both sides present their evidence and teach the students how to evaluate claims with critical thinking skills?  Why did one teacher call intelligent design “scary stuff”?  These are all signs of a weak position.  What’s scary stuff is terrorism, not open examination of the facts.  A few more brave students like Samuel Chen, willing to stand in the path of the tanks, may demonstrate to the world that a dogmatic view that relies on intimidation is not worth believing.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

AP source: 76ers, Embiid agree on max contract extension

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Embiid and the Sixers have agreed on a $148 million, five-year extension and it could reach even more if the 7-foot center reaches certain incentives. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the contract has not been officially announced.Embiid’s career has been riddled with injuries dating to his college career at Kansas and all three seasons with the Sixers. Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, played only 31 games last season and had minor surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. He has yet to practice or play in the preseason and was not in Boston on Monday night for Philadelphia’s preseason game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe had more pressing matters to tend to back home.“He’s a difference maker,” coach Brett Brown said Monday. “He has a chance to be great. There’s still lots of work to be done. When you look at his body of work … he’s really only been playing basketball for six years, he’s just scratching the surface.” Embiid had 32 points and seven rebounds in a Jan. 27 game against Houston and has not played or practiced since he was hurt.Embiid had adopted “The Process” as a nickname and was introduced as such as part of the pregame lineup festivities. Embiid waves his arms and exhorts fans to get louder as they chant “Trust the Process!”The Sixers are counting on Embiid and No. 1 overall picks Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz to carry the team from the bottom of the league into an Eastern Conference playoff team.The Sixers will surely be protected in the deal if Embiid continues to deal with injuries that have him more on track to become the next Greg Oden instead of the next Anthony Davis.But the flashes of brilliance have convinced team president Bryan Colangelo and ownership that Embiid wasworth the risk.“In the time that he has been on the floor, we have seen him change completely the gym,” Brown. “He does it with just his physical presence. He does it with a defensive mindset. And he does it with an offensive target that’s different than anything else we have.”He didn’t pick up a basketball until a few years ago, when a friend informed him that very few 7-footers succeed in soccer. A couple months later, Embiid was lured to a basketball camp in the capital of Yaounde run by NBA veteran Luc Mbah a Moute, one of just two players from Cameroon to have played in the NBA.Mbah a Moute persuaded Embiid’s parents to let him move 6,000 miles to Florida, and helped enroll him at Montverde Academy, one of the best high school programs in the country.He played just 28 games in his lone season at Kansas and 31 in three years with the Sixers — 59 games that matter in four years, worth $148 million and counting. Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Argentina and Messi not getting any sympathy from Brazil Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia PLAY LIST 01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The 23-year-old Embiid, a native of Cameroon, was only recently cleared to participate in 5-on-5 drills but the Sixers must feel confident enough in his health to offer him the max deal.Or worried enough to lose him down the line without striking a deal.With his social media savvy and dominant offensive game, Embiid has become an instant fan favorite in Philadelphia. He’s recently been spotted at Eagles games cheering on winning kicks and been caught on tape by fans running the city streets and playing late-night tennis.But his popularity hasn’t matched his production. The Sixers slapped him with minutes restrictions in his rookie season, even when he was healthy. The Sixers also held Embiid out for at least one game in back-to-back sets and his limited playing time was one reason he was not a strong enough candidate to win Rookie of the Year. He averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds last season.He helped the Sixers win eight of 10 games in one stretch in January, a stunning run for a team that won 10 games the previous season.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the Philadelphia 76ers Media Day on September 25, 2017 at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPPHILADELPHIA — The 76ers have put their trust in Joel Embiid.Philadelphia bet its future on Embiid, signing one of the more talented, yet injury-prone, players in the game to a league maximum contract extension.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more