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Free agent Llorente ‘holding out for Man Utd transfer’ despite Italy offers

first_imgFERNANDO LLORENTE is reportedly holding out for a switch to Manchester United despite a number of club’s queuing up for his signature.The Spaniard, 34, is available on a free transfer after his £100,000-a-week contract with Tottenham expired at the end of last season.1 Fernando Llorente scored six goals for Spurs last seasonCredit: ReutersAccording to TEAMtalk, Llorente is stalling on offers as he is still hopeful of completing a move to Old Trafford.United were reportedly interested in signing him after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to sign a number of top targets.And the Reds boss could need to bolster his attack as Alexis Sanchez looks likely to follow Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.The forward, who scored 13 goals in 66 appearances for Spurs, has also been heavily linked with a move to Italy this summer.Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Napoli have indicated their interest in the former Swansea City star.But Lazio are said to be leading the race for the 34-year-old’s signature.LATEST MAN UTD NEWS Live Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansIt is understood that Simone Inzaghi wants him as a back-up option for strikers Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo.He has experience in the Italian top-flight after he played for Juventus from 2013 until 2015.Last month it was reported that Spurs made a move to sign him – just three weeks after they released him.Man Utd star Scott McTominay reveals he has ‘close bond’ with new-boy Daniel Jameslast_img read more

Excelsior’s Love targets Champs record

first_imgExcelsior High School’s girls’ team captain, Shanice Love, showed off her good form at the Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic held last Saturday inside the National Stadium. Competing in her backyard, the 18-year-old threw a meet record 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus. She came into the showpiece in good form and improved on the 49.49 metres – which had also been good for gold – at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet a week earlier inside the National Stadium. Love, no doubt, will give some inspiration to her Excelsior charges ahead of next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the same venue, just a stone’s throw from their Mountain-View-based school. “I feel good to get the meet record, it’s the start of the season so this is a good start. I have to lead from the front as captain and set the example and be a role model to my younger teammates,” the Excelsior ‘Lady Eagles’ captain shared with The Gleaner, following her win on Saturday. This year, the discus Class One girls Championships record of 51.32 metres will no doubt be under threat from Love, who will be hoping to finish her Girls’ Champs career in fine style. “My coach has been working closely with me throughout the season and it has been great so far. I will go for Champs gold and the record and also to push my personal best to its furthest,” she outlined. “I want to set the record so that it can stand for years and years to come,” she continued, adding that she will then move on to tertiary studies. Love is also a big academic winner, having copped the Scotiabank-sponsored Howard Aris Scholarship, awarded to the Jamaican student-athlete with the top grade point average at the JAAA’s annual Golden Cleats Awards, recently. The value is $250,000. She finished second at Champs last year behind Hydel High’s Shadae Lawrence, who took gold in 48.66m. Love’s 48.01m seems now a distant stepping stone, as she seeks to round off her final year in style, with the World Juniors also on the agenda.last_img read more

Walter Lowi meet takes spotlight

first_img The Walter Lowi (known in the clubs as the distance meet) encourages swimmers to swim longer distances and allows swimmers to swim in groups based on their actual birthday on the morning of the meet. This places some swimmers in a new age group category than they have been swimming throughout the year. A total of 387 swimmers from 11 swim clubs, including the newest local club, AquaMarine Ripples Swim Club, will be competing for the usual coveted hardware, which includes medals and high-point trophies. Last year’s winning team was the Y Speedos Swim Club, who will be seeking to retain the title. The annual Walter Lowi swim meet takes place at the National Aquatic Centre today. The meet is named in honour of Walter Lowi, a veteran swim coach in Jamaica who made a great impact on age-group swimming. Budding Olympic prospects will compete in age-group competition in search of CARIFTA cuts for national development. The in-form Emily MacDonald will move up to the 13-14 girls and is sure to entertain. Zaneta Alvaranga, now in her first year in 11-12 girls, will seek to stamp her dominance on her peers. Upcoming Christanya Shirley is also sure to attempt a record or two in the 8 and under age group. On the boys’ side, Israel Allen should make a good show for himself in the 9-10 boys’ age group. Jordane Payne and Akeem Alleyne will also seek glory in the different events of their speciality. A NEW CATEGORYlast_img read more

The Dutch Initiative Most Welcome

first_imgThe three Ebola-affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are this week receiving an economic and business delegation from The Netherlands. The aim of the delegation is to promote urgent investments in these three countries, as a means of helping to restore normalcy by jumpstarting economic growth and development.The Netherlands’ Foreign Trade and Development Minister, Madam Lilianne Ploumen, who is leading the delegation, made Liberia the first stop. She said upon arrival in Liberia at the weekend that it was important to restore impressive economic growth experienced before the outbreak. Doing this, she asserted, requires rebuilding communities and their economic structures.Minister Ploumen was accompanied by Dutch businessmen and trade and development officials as well as representatives from Civil Society organizations.In her remarks to a huge crowd of Liberian government officials, businessmen, civil society and the media yesterday, Minister Ploumen said she and her delegation were here not for “quick wins” but for a long-term commitment to invest in the Liberian economy.”Initially, she had hoped to be accompanied by 15 Dutch entrepreneurs. Instead, it turned out that the number doubled to 30, which made her very happy, she said. We consider this friendly and meaningful gesture by our Dutch partners most welcome, particularly because the delegation is not just here to tell the governments and peoples of the three countries“sorry” about Ebola’s devastation. The delegation is exploring ways in which Dutch business, industry and civil society can assist us in rebuilding the economies.The delegation is comprised of specialists in growing food, infrastructure development, managing logistics, creating health solutions and experts who help people to solve social issues.The Dutch initiative poses a serious challenge to the three countries, their governments and people. What the Mano River people must now do is to think fast and strategize as to how to respond to The Netherlands’ extraordinary initiative. What are the most immediate and feasible agricultural, commercial, economic and industrial programs and projects that we can present that would interest the Dutch? These programs and projects should be such as are able to generate jobs to put our people back to work, to restore income that will enable them to put their lives back together, better care for their families and move the countries forward.We believe that in the case of Liberia, for starts, the areas most urgently in need of investment are agriculture—including poultry and livestock; sugar production, vegetables; tree crops, including citrus, coffee, cocoa, rubber, with added value components; and fisheries.There are also challenges and investment opportunities in education—mainstream, as well as vocational and technical education; real estate and small industries. The Chinese have just recently invested US$10 million rehabilitating the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC). There is the Booker Washington Institute in Kakata, which President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pledged to turn into a “center of excellence.” In this, the President has a great opportunity to transform this 86 year-old institution into a first class vocational and technical training center that will be the envy of West Africa.A modernized BWI would go a long way in answering the technological and industrial demands for trained hands to operate and maintain the machines in the agricultural, construction, manufacturing, mining, power, refrigeration, telecommunication, tourism and water industries. One of the critical areas in which our Dutch partners could help us is in the water sector. Look at all the erosion taking place along our beaches, eating away at historic places like Buchanan, capital of Grand Bassa County, West Point, Point Four and New Kru Town in Monrovia. There are also the perennial drainage problems in Monrovia, which have for decades posed very serious health and sanitation challenges to the city’s nearly 1.5 million people.There is yet the need to dredge the Mesurado River and reclaim all its shores in Clara Town, Vai Town, Slip Way and Providence Island and turn them into pristine tourism attractions.Attorney Samuel Kofi Woods, who has close connections with the Dutch and helped bring the delegation here, confided to the Daily Observer that already the Dutch pledged to dredge the Mesurado River. That would be a great beginning toward fixing Monrovia’s water problems and beautifying the capital.Liberia should seize this Dutch initiative with all seriousness and help inspire a positive impact. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive: ‘The best decision ever!’ – John Terry on Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry has described manager Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in charge as ‘the best decision ever.’The Blues skipper was speaking to The Sports Bar after a day in which the Premier League Champions celebrated their season achievements with an open-top bus parade around south west London.Mourinho embarked on his second tenure in the Blues’ hotseat back in 2013, delivering the title the season after, and Terry eulogised about his manager’s return.“It’s been the best decision ever. Not only for me personally, but for the club as well,” said the 34-year-old.“He’s a born winner. Even when we had won the league the intensity was the same.“He demands the best from everyone day in day out, and in those big games – we haven’t lost any against our main competitors for two seasons – he gives us all the fine details.”Chelsea’s collective effort this season has been hailed, but Eden Hazard’s individual accomplishments were recognised by both his peers and pundits with the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards.The Belgian winger has added a clinical edge to his play this campaign, and his captain believes he has all the right attributes to reach even higher echelons of the game.Terry said: “He’s certainly got the potential to be right up there.“When you look at the likes of [Lionel] Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo and what they’ve achieved, this boy can go on and be right up there with both of them.”last_img read more

Young aces to be handed a start? Manchester City predicted XI v Chelsea

first_img 11 11 42. Yaya Toure (attacking midfield) 11. Aleksandar Kolarov (left back) 72. Kelechi Iheanacho (striker) 11 Chelsea v Man City is live on talkSPORT at 4pm (GMT) on 21 February.A defeat to Tottenham Hotspur has thrown Manchester City’s Premier League title bid off track but this weekend they will turn their attention to the FA Cup.Winners of the competition back in 2011, City will be keen to triumph again in Manuel Pellegrini’s final season in charge at the Etihad Stadium.Standing in his way though, is a resurgent Blues side under Guus Hiddink who will be fighting to lift some silverware as they attempt to put their terrible title defence behind them.Injuries have restricted Pellegrini’s options over the last few weeks with Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna, Eliaquim Mangala, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri absent, meaning Pellegrini might turn to youth.So who will start the clash at Stamford Bridge? Click the right arrow above to see how we think the Citizens will be lining up… 11 6. Fernando (centre midfield) 11 59 Bersant Celina (right wing) 11 11 11 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre back) 4. Vincent Kompany (centre back) 25. Fernandinho (centre midfield) 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 5. Pablo Zabaleta (right back) 11 7. Raheem Sterling (left wing) 11 11last_img read more

IT’S OFFICIAL! THE ALL BLACKS BACK DONEGAL TO BEAT DUBLIN AT CROKER!

first_imgEamon with Richie wishing the Donegal lads the best of good luck!It’s official – the All Blacks are backing Donegal to beat the Dubs at Croke Park on Sunday.And perhaps one of the most famous rugby players ever to play the game has even sent a personal message to Gaoth Dobhair players Neil and Eamon McGee and Odhran MacNiallais.All Blacks captain Richie McCaw sent the message via twitter to the lads and the rest of the Donegal team. The message read ‘Adh Mhor’ or good luck.We’re not sure if Richie knew what the expression meant but the sentiment was there!The special message came via Crolly man Eamon Towey who is currently working in New Zealand.The Dubs have Brendan O’Carroll, Molly Malone and AIG. But now we have the power of the All Blacks. Bring it on! IT’S OFFICIAL! THE ALL BLACKS BACK DONEGAL TO BEAT DUBLIN AT CROKER! was last modified: August 30th, 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:Croke ParkdonegaldublinRichie McCawlast_img read more

MASSIVE CROWD EXPECTED FOR DIVER’S HYUNDAI OPEN WEEKEND

first_imgBUSINESS: This Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th May – Diver’s Hyundai who will celebrate twenty years in business at Canal Road, Letterkenny next year welcomes you along to Hyundai’s National Open Weekend. Open all day Saturday and on Sunday from 11am, Terence Diver and his team invites you to come along and see for yourself why Hyundai are ticking all the right boxes in the motoring industry. Our last open weekend saw the launch of the all Hyundai Tucson and there was much anticipation as to how it would look and how sales would go.Well to say that we have been just blown away by what the Tucson has done is simply an understatement.Within the first four months of the year Divers sold 160 Tucsons making it the biggest selling car in Donegal and indeed the entire country with sales continuing to rocket.Hyundai tells us that ‘’Change is Good’’ and the Tucson demonstrates the power of change. Its bold design expresses both agility and elegance in one. The engine line up comprises of two diesel variants, mated to a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission and a petrol 1.6 unit.The Tucson comes in 5 trim levels which includes the Tucson Comfort, Tucson Comfort Plus, Tucson Executive, Tucson Premium and the Premium Plus. To date the ‘Executive’ model has been our biggest seller with full leather, sat nav., and reversing camera.Open Weekend:This weekend we invite you to come along and experience just what is different about the complete Hyundai range including the all new Tucson and new Santa Fe.The record breaking Hyundai i10 whose sales nationwide have outsold similar size cars in the ‘Segment A’ category has made it the country’s biggest selling, biggest loved, small car in its class.  The i20 distinctive styling creates a thoroughly ‘grown up’ impression.Inside that carefully sculptured exterior is a surprisingly roomy passenger cabin of class-leading proportions, together with levels of refinement and equipment that are normally found only in larger cars more expensive cars. The i30 creates an impression of strength and character that you’ve come to expect from Hyundai. The closer you get , the more you’ll appreciate the tangible quality that is evident throughout.Within the roomy interior you’ll notice that materials have been selected not only for longevity, but also to create a quality impression to the eye and to the touch.The i40 with its sleekly elegant body offers uncompromised comfort and quality. But looks aren’t everything, the i40 also comes with significant functional and technological upgrades that enhance the total driving experience and ownership experience.The all new best selling car in the country The Hyundai Tucson-we’ve said it all already about this vehicle which is simply in a league of its own, so come along and test drive it this weekend. The New Hyundai Santa Fe:Close inspection of the new Santa Fe confirms an overall impression of refinement. It’s evident in the finely sculptured contours that embrace the new hexagonal grille, Xenon Headlamps, Led running lights and eye-catching fog lamps. New alloy wheels add an extra touch of style and athleticism. Beneath the skin, an impressive portfolio of new safety, comfort and convenience technologies combines to provide a thoroughly rewarding driving experience. Call and see the new Santa Fe in our showrooms.162 DL 4U:It’s Back!! Yes, Hyundai’s Trade and Upgrade is back and it’s available for the month of June at our premises.By trading in your current car you can avail of 5 years ‘FREE’ servicing or up to €4,000 scrappage bonus on your existing vehicle.This weekend come along, view our range and our sales team will be happy to answer all your questions.At Diver’s we have affordable ‘Finance Packages’ to suit everyone including PCP ( Personal Contract Plan) the new ay of financing your car.This plan ensures that customers have trouble free motoring and peace of mind for the duration of the plan at an affordable cost.Looking Good: Thank you for your feedback on the renovations that we have carried out in recent months at our premises to make your experience at Diver’s Hyundai more comfortable and enjoying.Call in and this weekend and see for yourself why more and more people are choosing Hyundai……’Change is Good’…. Believe everything you hear.MASSIVE CROWD EXPECTED FOR DIVER’S HYUNDAI OPEN WEEKEND was last modified: May 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDiver’s HyundaiFeaturesnewsOpen weekendlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA SWITCH DATE OF ANNUAL GAA CÚL CAMP

first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News:Lotto ResultsNo jackpot winner.  Numbers drawn were 03, 05, 06, 08, 18.  Bonus No 06.  €100 winner Aoife Shiels, Rinmore, €50 winner Susan Peoples,  Kerrykeel.  Bridie & Fiona on lotto duty this week.Bord na nÓgUnder 8 blitz.Our U8s travelled to Gweedore on Friday evening for games against Gweedore and Cloughaneely.  It was a tough evening for football in Magheragallon, with constant rain throughout the games. We had 2 teams taking part – all the boys and the only girl Kayla Sweeney from the Ross displayed their skills in tough conditions. Thanks to Sean Nancy and the Gweedore club for a very well organised blitz, to the tea ladies for the refreshments afterwards and special thanks to all the parents who travelled and helped out in any way.  Also to the coaches Martin McAteer, Oisin Shiels and Patrick Carr. TEAM 1 – JP Gallagher, Mark Hunter, Daibhid Lynch, Kayla Sweeney, Oisin Roarty, Johnny McAteer, Darragh Shiels, Ronan McVeigh, Pauric Heraghty.TEAM 2 – Caolan McElwaine, Shane Carr, Ciaran McElwaine, Killian Friel, Oisin Roarty, Gavin McAteer, Cormac Dunleavy, Adam Ward, Darragh McElwaine, Jack Dunleavy.SWILLY MULROY CREDIT UNION GAEIL FHÁNADA BORD Na nÓG PARISH LEAGUE 2015.Our Parish League started up last Wednesday evening 8th of July in Tria Lough for boys and girls u8, u10, and u12. Big numbers turned up for the start of this enjoyable event which will run every Wednesday in July – Wednesday 8th, Wednesday 15th, Wednesday 22nd, Wednesday 29th, with the finals on Friday 31st in conjuction with the Fanad Festival. A massive thanks to the Swilly Mulroy Credit Union who are sponsoring the cups, trophies and medals for the parish league.  This gesture is very much appreciated by all at Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G.U8 TEAMS AND CAPTAINS DUNMORE  – J P GALLAGHER /  KEYLA SWEENEY.MUINEAGH –  CAOLAN MC ELWAINE /  KAYLA SWEENEY.BALLINACRICK  – CIARAN MC ELWAINE /  MEABH SWEENEY.U10 TEAMS AND CAPTAINS GLASSAGH –  SHAUN CARR /  KELLY CARR.THE ROSS – CIARAN SWEENEY /  JESSICA COLL..DOAGHBEG –  CALLUM MC ATEER / MEABH MC ATEER.U12 TEAMS AND CAPTAINSRINBOY –  LIAM MC GRENAGHEN / UNA CLINTONGLENVAR –  JACK MARTIN / MARIE KERR.CARLAND – CONOR MC GARVEY / GRÁINNE SWEENEYOur U14 Girls play Na Dúnaibh this Saturday in County Championship FinalBest of luck to our U14 girls and management when they play our neighbours Downings. Venue and referee to be confirmed. Keep an eye on our Facebook page.Donegal Ladies GaelicFOGRA; MINOR FIXTURES.As the next round of the Adult championships are now due to take place on the August Bank holiday Weekend. We have had to change minor fixtures. This week has now become available.The round set for 31st July is to this Thursday 16th July @7pmGroup 1.A.RUADH V N.CONAILLST’NAULS V ARDARA.KILCAR V F.MASTERS.Group 2.DUNGLOE V GAEIL FHÁNADAG.DOBHAIR V MILFORD.CLOUGHANEELY V NAOMH MUIRE.Group 3.TERMON V ST EUNANS.CONVOY V MACCUMHAILLS.GLENFIN V GLENSWILLY.Group 4.BUNCRANA V LIFFORDURRIS V CARNDONAGH.MOVILLE V BURT will need a new date as Moville v Urris fixture for 24th July is being played as a refix on the 15th July. Date sorted before the last meeting with fixtures.  its to avoid Foyle cup finals.Gaeil Fhánada Cúl CampPlease note that there is a change to our Cúl Camp date.  The Gaeil Fhánada Camp will now take place from August 10th to 14th at Tria Locha.  This is to accommodate those who wish to take part in other camps in July.Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic GamesActivities are GAME – BASED – a strong emphasis is placed on skill acquisition – and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to:optimising learnin, enhancing friendships, improving physical & psychological well beingpromoting school and club linksKEY FEATURES ABOUT KELLOGG’S GAA CÚL CAMPSThe camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.On the last day of the camp a “blitz” will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps – are run throughout the summer from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm, in all 32 Counties and overseas. (see Camp venues for dates).Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.Camp costs are as follows €55 for 1st. child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.Contact Fiona on 085-1555645 or 9159670 now to make arrangements to pay by instalment up to the date of the camp.  We guarantee that your children will have lots of fun!Ádh mór chuig foireann Dún na nGall v MuineachánPlaying in the Ulster Senior Football Championship in St. Tiernachs Park, Clones  this Sunday 19th July 2015 at 2:00p.m. Ádh mór chuig an foireann agus an foireann bainistíocht Dún nan Gall, tabhair an cupán ar ais go dtí na cnoic!!GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA SWITCH DATE OF ANNUAL GAA CÚL CAMP was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cul CampsGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Vintners mourn as warehouse fire wipes out rare vintages

first_imgNAPA, Calif. – California wine country is reeling after a huge warehouse fire wiped out millions of dollars worth of rare vintages. No one was seriously injured in the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, and the losses aren’t expected to put a big dent in the state’s multibillion-dollar wine industry. But for some, the potential loss of years of effort and hope spells big trouble. “It is a terrible thing,” said Gary Lipp, who suspects that most of his 2003 cabernet sauvignon and all of his 2004 pinot noir are gone. Structural damage from the fire, which took about eight hours to control, was estimated at $10 million, said Vallejo Fire Department spokesman Bill Tweedy. Losses to the contents of the building were unknown, although Polverino estimated it could be in the tens of millions. Wine doesn’t have a high enough alcohol content to burn, said Tweedy, but the bottles are packaged in cardboard boxes and wooden shelving that fed the flames. A team from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives planned to begin investigating today. That effort was expected to last until early next week, when people would be allowed in to inspect property damage, Tweedy said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lipp and Brooks Painter, both wine industry veterans, started the small Coho Wines brand three years ago and had been getting good reviews. They still have some wine stored in another warehouse and some in barrels. But the new wine will have to be aged at least 18 months before it can be sold, meaning stalled momentum during the crucial holiday period. “We’ll send letters to our customers telling them we look forward to seeing them again in the spring of 2007,” said Lipp with resigned good humor. He’s hopeful he’ll be able to keep the brand going, although he predicts a tough couple of years. The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in the warehouse, which is on the old Navy shipyard of Mare Island in Vallejo, just south of the Napa Valley and about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. Warehouse general manager Debbie Polverino was there when alarms started going off. “I turned around and saw this huge wall of orange,” she said as she sat outside the warehouse Thursday afternoon, her jeans blackened with soot. last_img read more

TWO DONEGAL WORLD BEATERS ADDED TO SPORTS STAR NOMINATIONS

first_imgNovember was another good month for Donegal sport as 2013 draws to a close with many of the achievers expected to figure among the nominees for the 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards.The ceremony which takes place on Friday, January 31st in the Mount Errigal Hotel.There were two world winners in November with Letterkenny’s Sammy Wasson being crowned World Powerlifting Champion at the finals in Glasgow while close to home in Derry Natalie McCarron once again demonstrated her class by winning a fourth professional world kickboxing title in Derry. Wasson was competing in the Master 1 (38-44 years) in the 75kg class produced a deadlift of 200 kilos to clinch the world title. The Donegal Sports Star Award judging panel will soon be sitting down to sift through a huge volume of nominations for a remarkable 38th presentation function.Letterkenny soccer star Ciara Grant is an award contender after she scored a spectacular goal to help Raheny Utd to Umbro FAI Women’s Senior Cup final glory at the Aviva Stadium thanks to a 3-2 extra-time time win over Castlebar Celtic.Alexander Tinney, Ben Wallace and Luke Witherow were members of the Ulster U-16 hockey team which won the national inter-provincial competition. Witherow scored four times in the three games including two in the final against Leinster as Ulster retained their title with a big 6-1 victory.The was big swimming successes in November with the senior girls from Loreto Letterkenny winning the Senior Freestyle Relay at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin at the annual Inter Loreto Schools Swimming Gala. The team included Ellen Doherty, Emma Harvey, Niamh McHugh and Emma Vaughan. Individually Emma Harvey won silver in the Backstroke, Ellen Doherty bronze in the Breaststroke, Niamh McHugh silver in Freestyle and Emma Vaughan silver in the Intermediate Breaststroke.The Junior Relay team of Emma Tinney, Sinead O’Kane, Cara Nulty and Eadaoinn Kelly came third and received bronze medals. Cara Nulty also took a bronze in the individual Breaststroke.At the Ulster Grammar Schools Swimming Championship Finals in Ballymena, St. Eunan’s College fourth year student Leon Vaughan retained his Backstroke title with an impressive win in the final. There were also silver medals for Brian Diver, Jonathon Martin, Oliver Lee and Gavin Cox in the U-16 Freestyle and Medley Relays.Undoubtedly one of the athletic highlights of the month was the news that Mark English was named as track and field athlete of the year at the national athletics awards at the Crown Plaza in Dublin. And Lifford AC were named Development Club of the Year at the same awards ceremony.On the international circuit in Antwerp, Belgium Lifford AC’s Anne-Marie McGlynn finished a magnificent seventh at the Lotto Cross Cup Cross Country Championships. Anne Marie also finished fourth in the women’s section at the National Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Dublin putting her on the Irish team for the European Championships in Belgrade along with Maria McCambridge (5th) and Ruairi Finnegan who was second in the U-20s at the same national competition. And on the same day Finn Valley’s Aaron McGlynn won gold in the U-14 section while the Donegal women’s team of McGlynn, Teresa McGloin, Catriona Devine, Catherine Dooher (all Finn Valley) and Fionnuala Diver (Letterkenny AC) finished second just behind Dublin and ahead of Cork.At the annual Cross-Country international in Cardiff Kieran Carlin (Finn Valley) and Pauric McKinney (Inishowen AC) were members of the Irish Masters team who came second while Mary Martin (Finn Valley) was part of the Irish team who took silver in her section.Back at home the talented Loreto Convent Letterkenny athlet Arlene Crossan won a national multi-event title at the Irish Schools Finals in Athlone. Sarah Collins helped her Providence Rhode Island College to a couple of big US successes in November while she finished third at the American Regional Cross-County Championships in the Bronx, New York.A former overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner Stranorlar’s Gary Murray won the Donegal Senior Cross-Country Championships in Carndonagh in his first competitive outing in over three years. Finn Valley won both the male and female team sections with silver going to both Inishowen teams. Finn Valley’s Teresa McGloin took the women’s title. On the second Sunday of the month Letterkenny AC took a team bronze at the Ulster Novice Cross-County Championships at Gransha in Derry. Also in Gransha the Rosses AC ladies team took silver and the Finn Valley women took bronze. There was also bronze for the Inishowen U-11 Girls.Drimarone man Shaun Gallagher (Finn Valley AC) was appointed by the European Athletics Board to be an international technical official for the European Olympic Youth Trial in Azerbaijan next June. In badminton Chloe Magee was beaten in the quarter-finals of the Bitburger Grand Prix Gold in Germany by the number one seed from Thailand.In the ring on the first day of November Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Mongan claimed his first men’s title when he took the 54kg Ulster Intermediate title at the Docker’s Club in Belfast. At the same championship Paul Kelly from Twin Towns won his Light Heavyweight final.There was defeat for both Carndonagh’s Liam Callaghan and Brett McGinty of St. Johnston (Oakleaf BC Derry) at the European Junior Championships in Russia. On the bike Errigal Cycling Club’s PJ Doogan from Gortahork was invited to join the FBD 2020 Talent Team for 2014. It is a high performance squad that was set up with the aim of preparing the best Irish youth cyclists to be genuine medal contenders in the 2020 Olympic Games.Errigal CC also had four girls Ciara Doogan, Shauna McFadden and Amy and Oral Harkin in Holland for an Irish Cycling organized training camp with the 2020 Talent Team. The main winners at the Donegal Open Darts Finals in the Radisson Hotel were Milford’s John Flood, Anne-Marie Wilson and Michael Naulty Jnr in their respective Men’s, Women’s and Junior categories.There was disappointment In the Ulster Intermediate Football Championship at Celtic Park as Naomh Muire were knocked out by Derry champions Forelgen.McCumhaills won the Donegal U-13 Division 1 Final overcoming Killybegs while Fanad Gaels U-13s triumphed in the County Division 2 Championship Final against Naomh Columba.Termon were promoted to Division 1 after overcoming Glenfin in a promotion play-off in Ballybofey. Urris moved up to Division 3 after defeating Burt in a promotion play-off. Kilcar won the Donegal U-21 A County title with a 1-10 to 1-8 win over Naomh Conaill in Killybegs.The St Eunan’s U-18 girls won the County B Final against Naomh Muire in Gaoth Dobhair. And the Milford ladies completed the county double by clinching the league title with an 8-11 to 3-2 over Aodh Ruadh at Moyleview Park. Six Donegal girls were named on the Ulster School All-Star team including Milford pair Amber Barrett and Shannon McGroddy along with Loreto Letterkenny duo Rose Boyle and Marie O’Reilly; Karen Ward (St. Columba’s Stranorlar) and Sarah Jane McDonald (Moville Community School).Glenswilly qualified for the Ulster Senior Football Club Final for the first time thanks to a 3-9 to 2-8 win over Roslea (Fermanagh) in Omagh with Colin Kelly twice finding the back of the net while Michael Murphy was the other goalscorer. And Murphy’s impressive end of season form saw the Bomany man pick up the Ulster GAA Writers Monthly Award for his magnificent weekend in October with the Irish International Rules team and his club Glenswilly.In Enniskillen it was heartbreak for Milford who were well beaten by Tyrone’s Killeeshil in the Ulster Junior semi-final and Letterkenny IT lost out to the University of Limerick in the Higher Education Division 2 league final in Ballyhaunis. The Termon U16s won their third trophy of the year in Convoy when they defeated Four Masters in the Division 2 County final by 2-10 to 1-5The Moville Minor Ladies side booked are their place in the Ulster A Championship final after a big win in Belfast against Antrim champions St Paul’s. On the last day of the month Aodh Ruadh defeated Burt to take the Donegal U-21 B Football Championship Final after a replay.Dungloe’s U-16 made history by winning the club’s first ever U-16 boys county league title overcoming St. Eunan’s in the final. The Donegal Vocational Schools won their fourth successive Ulster title against Cavan at Brewster Park, Enniskillen. Joe McKelvey’s side won by a two goal margin 3-13 to 1-13 with sub Darach O’Connor the hero scoring 2-2 and the Buncrana lad also set up Donegal’s third goal.Donegal hurlers Sean McVeigh (St. Eunan’s), Lee Henderson (McCumhaills), Christopher McDermott (Burt) and Danny Cullen (Setanta) picked up their Nicky Rackard All-Star awards at banquet in Croke Park on November 1st.In rallying National Rally Champions Declan and Brian Boyle were officially presented with the silverware at the annual awards ceremony in Athlone. Seven Donegal girls were picked for an Ulster Rugby U18 Development squad including six from Finn Valley Danielle Preston, Ellen Muldoon, Karen Ward, Ruth Shovlin, Shannon Heapes and Amy McElhcar along with Donegal Town’s Enya O’Callaghan.Seamus Coleman played his part in a winning start for the new Republic of Ireland management team of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane who overcame Latvia 3-0 at the Aviva Stadium and Ramelton man Barry McNamee (Derry City) spent a week on trial at English League 1 side Brentford.Just before the end of the month and after much speculation about other names it was Fanad Utd’s Ollie Horgan who was appointed as the manager of Finn Harps. Cappry Rovers lad Sean McBride was a member of the Republic of Ireland U-15 side who lost 3-0 to Holland in an international friendly in Doorwerth.In Triathlon a number of Letterkenny 24/7 members picked awards at the annual presentation function in the Aviva Stadium. Among those recognized were the 2012 Donegal Triathlon Sports Star winner Aidan Callaghan who was sixth overall in the country and first in his A.G. in the National Aquathon Championships and second in the National Sprint Championships in Athlone; Margaret Kelly who took gold in the National Olympic Championships in Dublin, bronze in the Sprint Championships and bronze in her A.G. in the National Series and John Cannon a gold medal winner in his A.G. in the National Aquathon Championships in early July.Donegal Community Games winners at the National Volunteer and Area Awards function in Derry were Catherine Boyce (Adult Volunteer Award); Mary Crossan (Best Area Award) and Patrick McConigley, Milford (Youth Award). For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie or find us on Facebook at DonegalSports StarawardsTWO DONEGAL WORLD BEATERS ADDED TO SPORTS STAR NOMINATIONS was last modified: December 8th, 2013 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSNovember nominationslast_img read more

Kendrick Perkins continues his quest to be Warriors’ Public Enemy No. 1

first_imgCongratulate Kendrick Perkins on his new job. He is apparently now the official keeper of Kevin Durant’s legacy.Perkins and Durant were teammates at Oklahoma City for five seasons. Apparently they remain good friends.Perkins was at Game 5 of the NBA Finals in June when his buddy went down with a torn Achilles. After the game, he was interviewed by Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Perkins said he had told Durant not to play, and was highly critical of the Warriors for letting him.And it …last_img read more

Maths and science the fun way

first_imgMatric pupils line up to get their movie snacks, at an EduC8 event. The EduC8 initiative puts the fun into revising maths and science.(Images: Edusynergy) MEDIA CONTACTS • Martin Sweet  MD, Primestars  +27 11 562 6350 RELATED ARTICLES • SA education project wins top award • Board game makes Aids education fun • Education goes mobile with Vodacom • Education at the movies • Putting education firstAnish AbrahamLocal mobile operator 8ta has teamed up with other corporate partners and the Department of Basic Education to take EduC8, a nationwide matric maths and science revision campaign, to more locations across South Africa.What makes this programme especially interesting is that the revision programmes are screened simultaneously at several Ster-Kinekor theatres across the country. Following the screening, students are then able to interact with, and pose questions to subject advisors present at the screenings.Launched in July 2011, EduC8 is a partnership between 8ta, BHP Billiton, marketing firm Primestars, the Department of Basic Education, Samsung and the National Youth Development Agency. In 2012 chemicals manufacturer AECI and training company Sakhisisizwe have come on board to enable the programme to be screened in more locations, including eMalahleni (formerly Witbank), Richards Bay, Polokwane and Kuruman.The latest screening took place at Ster-Kinekor in Sandton City, north of Johannesburg, where officials from the various sponsors as well as science and technology minister Naledi Pandor joined over a hundred matric students early on a Sunday morning.To the delight of the students, the organisers also roped in popular local entertainer and comedian Mpho “Pops” Modikoane, as well as Miss South Africa Teen, Celeste Khumalo.According to Primestars MD Martin Sweet, the schools taking part in the EduC8 programme are chosen by the department – though they can also be added through the request of a sponsor – and the more sponsorship that the programme can secure, the greater the number of schools can be accommodated.Education an important toolAddressing the students to huge cheer, Pandor said that South Africa could not become a world class country if its young people were uneducated. “One of the most important tools for human development is education,” she explained.She gave statistics about the declining number of students in the country who are taking maths and science as matric subjects, as well as the importance of performing well in those subjects.“We face the task of providing a huge number of educated people who can tackle the challenges that we face,” she said, adding that it was only through a highly educated workforce that South Africa could compete with its peers in the developing world, like Brazil, India, China and others.Making history with the SKAPandor told the students that South Africa recently made history when it was chosen to host the majority of the Square Kilometre Array, which when completed will be the most powerful radio telescope in the world. A smaller portion of the telescope will be built in Australia.“This is an amazing victory for South Africa and Africa, because for the first time, the continent will host global research infrastructure,” she said, adding that there isn’t such a powerful telescope elsewhere in the world.“By the time we construct it in 2016, most of you will have graduated, and I hope that some of you will be scientists, engineers and astronomers on the project,” she said.She concluded by telling the students that they had made a wise choice by choosing to study maths and science, and urged them to work hard.“You will become the stars of the future,” she said.Pay attention, take advantageMiss South Africa Teen Celeste Khumalo called on the students to pay attention to their teachers, and to ask them for help where needed. She said that she was in a similar situation not too long ago, where she was leaving school and had look for bursaries and make decisions about what career to follow.“When you have nothing to do, you should be studying,” she told them. “Don’t be sitting down doing nothing.”Mpho Pops spoke of the importance of maths in today’s world, illustrating through several jokes that even taxi drivers needed to be good at maths so they’d know whether all the passengers had paid or not.He said that that EduC8 was a great initiative where students could be bussed in and be able to enjoy entertaining revision sessions on the big screen, and urged students to take full advantage of the opportunities presented to them.Before leaving, he made a lasting impression on the students: he first asked them how many of them had plans for what they would do if they won the Lotto – and most of the students raised their hands. When he asked them again about how many had a plan for studying hard, going through university and becoming successful through their work, far fewer stepped forward.His point being made – and understood by the assembled students – he added: “Don’t plan for Lotto, plan for your life.”Partnerships are neededPieter Spies, Telkom Mobile’s MD for sales, said that maths and science played a vital role in the development of the country, and that they were fortunate to have several corporate partners, as well as the department, who were supporting the EduC8 initiative.“We believe public-private partnerships are needed to drive skills development in the country,” he explained.Representatives from other sponsors, including BHP Billiton and AECI, also addressed the students, urging them to study and work hard toward developing their future, and calling on them to consider bursaries, internships and other opportunities available at the respective companies.“We are looking for mining engineers, geologists, geophysicists, chemists – our tagline is ‘resourcing the future’, and we believe that you are part of that future,” said Kevin Morgan from the BHP Billiton chairman’s office.last_img read more

South Africa reassures investors

first_img4 September 2012 The recent violence at the mining town of Marikana is not a reflection of the business environment in South Africa, says the inter-ministerial committee established to deal with tragedy. Thirty-four people were killed in clashes with the police at Marikana near Rustenburg in South Africa’s North West province on 16 August. Prior to this, 10 other people – including two police officers – were killed in nearly a week of fighting between rival worker factions. “We would like to reassure all stakeholders and the international community that mining operations continue unhindered in other parts of the North West province and throughout the country,” the committee said in a statement on Monday. The government remained in control of the situation and law and order continued to prevail, it said. “The country continues to fully support direct investment, and appropriate incentives and the legislative framework are in place to give confidence and predictability to investment decisions and security of tenure.” The committee said the Marikana tragedy had not affected South Africa’s ability to attract investors. “As government, we are doing all in our power to make sure what happened does not happen again. “We would like to emphasise the inextricability of stability of investment and the seamless implementation of the Mining Charter with particular regard to social and labour programmes.” The committee said more work still needed to be done in the area of social investment in the country’s mining communities and in improving the living conditions of mineworkers to mitigate the unfavourable material conditions that gave rise to tragedies such as Marikana. Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, who has been tasked with dealing with the Marikana labour dispute, has been meeting with the different labour unions active at the mine. She has also met with platinum and gold producers, the National Union of Mine Workers and the Chamber of Mines in an effort to find solutions to the instability. Following the Marikana tragedy, President Jacob Zuma instituted a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the events and circumstances leading up to the outbreak of violence at Marikana. The commission has been given four months to complete its work and report back to Zuma. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

MacBook Air Contest: How Do You Move Applications to the Cloud?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williams Tags:#cloud#Contests A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img The road to cloud computing continues. Last month, we asked what are the first steps in moving to the cloud. This month we are asking:How do you move applications to the cloud?Leave a comment on this post with your thoughts and we’ll review it for judging.My co-judge this month is Sam Ramji, vice president of strategy at Apigee. Sam is a leader in the use of APIs. He has a clear vision for how applications integrate and exist in a cloud environment. A big thanks to my co-judge George Reese. George is the founder of enStratus, a cloud infrastructure technology solutions company with customers that include Korea Telecom.CriteriaOur criteria for choosing the winners is as follows:Depth of understandingFactual examples to back up assertionsHow the conversation developsAccuracyStrength of argumentConcise writingOriginalityThe contest will run for the next 30 days. The winners will be announced on the first of April. A Disqus account is required to participate. Please take a few moments to read the full list of rules before joining in the conversation.We look forward to the conversation! Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Have You Changed Enough to Ask Your Client to Change – Episode 15

first_imgIf you want to be the kind of person that can help your dream client change, you need to change first. It’s a challenge, and it sets the bar high.last_img