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Chelsea look for relief in Europe

first_imgLISBON, Portugal (AP):JosÈ Mourinho’s Chelsea have made a miserable start to the Premier League season, lying 15th after seven games, but are top of their Champions League group and hopeful a strong run in Europe’s prestige tournament can ease the pressure at home.Chelsea began their European campaign with a 4-0 home win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Next up, though, are FC Porto today, and the Blues have in the past struggled against the Portuguese outfit.Mourinho has twice returned to his former club since leaving it for Chelsea in 2004, recording a defeat and a draw in his first spell in charge of the English club.Porto’s opening group game brought a 2-2 draw against Dynamo Kiev.In the other Group G game, Maccabi Tel Aviv host Dynamo Kiev.OLD ANTAGONISTS MEETThere could be a frosty atmosphere at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao when Mourinho and Iker Casillas cross paths again.Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper may well be bearing a grudge against the Chelsea coach from their time together at Real Madrid.Their relations became strained in 2012 when then-Real coach Mourinho surprisingly benched the long-time Spain and club goalkeeper, causing an outcry.Casillas, who moved to Porto from Madrid last summer, was left off Real’s first team for five months and said the episode made him cry.It didn’t hurt his career much, though: he is poised to become the player with most Champions League appearances today, overtaking Xavi Hernandez to play in the tournament for the 152nd time.DIFFERING FORMChelsea have struggled domestically this season, and they drew 2-2 against troubled Newcastle United at the weekend. They have a 2-2-3 record and has half as many points as Premier League leaders Manchester United.While the defending English champions’ confidence is dented, Porto is joint leader of the Portuguese league.Porto are undefeated in six domestic games and are on a 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions, though it was surprisingly held to a 2-2 draw by minnows Moreirense last weekend.last_img read more

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#JaVotes2016: Brown Burke’s presence angers JLP supporters

first_img The supporters, who gathered outside the Mountain View Primary School after voting, became boisterous and blocked the entrance to the polling station denying Brown Burke entry. Brown Burke was surrounded by a group of police officers as she sought to explain her presence at the polling station. “What she a do inna the constituency, this is not her constituency, she need to leave,” one supporter shouted. Jamaica Labour Party supporters at the Mountain View Primary School in the St Andrew Eastern constituency, are this morning expressing displeasure at the presence of PNP Vice President Angela Brown Burke.last_img read more

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President assures State will find employment for youths

first_imgresident David Granger on Monday shelved assertions made by critics that his Government has gone back on their promise to generate employment, especially for youths. He stated that the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (SLED) is proof that they are doing something good.President David Granger speaking with a Region Three entrepreneur about his products on display on MondayThe President insisted that the Administration has re-embarked on a strategy to prepare youths for the world of work, highlighting the SLED initiative emphasises the Government’s policy by encouraging entrepreneurship, particularly for the youths.“It contradicts the criticisms that this Administration has no plan for the unemployed and the underemployed,” he said, while delivering his key note address at the award ceremony for trainees of the SLED initiative at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre. President Granger stated that the SLED initiative re-enforces the Administration’s efforts to harness economic development in communities.Of recent, the Government, which was put into office via a pro-youth platform with promises of employment of thousands, has come under heavy criticism about its 180 degree turn from its 2015 election manifesto promise.President Granger himself had announced that creating jobs for people was not the Government’s business, a line which was echoed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan.“Job seekers should go to the small business place and start a business instead of looking for a job,” Jordan was quoted as saying.However, the Government took a sudden turn on Monday when Granger declared that if employment; the principal means for people to escape from poverty; is unavailable, then the youths will tumble. “This Administration is committed to generating employment. The pre-independence Administration decried a legacy of youth unemployment,” he noted, stating that there were many attempts by that Government to train young people for the world of work.He stated that since its election into office, the Administration has funded several youth development projects aimed at generating employment through entre The Administration, he said, in order to reduce unemployment, also launched the billion dollar youth employment programme in the hinterlands, which saw 2000 young people in 106 communities being able to access knowledge and grants for entrepreneurship.He added that their aim is to establish a youth enterprise network in every town, not only in Linden.“SLED, the HEYS and the LEN are all part of this administration’s grand strategy to employ young people,” he said, noting that the strategy stands on a bipod of education and entrepreneurship.He stated that the Government is cognisant that education unlocks opportunities for young people and that employers would often complain that young applicants do no posses the skills to fill vacancies. Therefore, he indicated that it is vital to improve education and training for those who did not do well in their examinations.He stated that the Central Recruitment and Man Power Agency, which is part of Ministry of Social Protection, registered 3430 job seekers in 2015 and placement was found for 89 per cent of them.“The State will do all things necessary to find employment for the youths, public service together with the private sector and foreign companies must combine their energies to generate more employment,” he added.On the other end, Member of Parliament, Irfaan Ali, has stated that based on the Government’s previous stance that they are not accountable for generating employment, it is absolutely clear that they “have no intention of fulfilling its promise to the youth by providing them with better paying jobs that would offer the kind of satisfaction our ministers enjoy from the 50 per cent increase in salary. Instead the coalition government seems to be more interested in deluding the youths again by parroting ‘entrepreneurship’ as the panacea for youth unemployment.”He said, while one cannot dispute that entrepreneurship may help in reducing unemployment in Guyana, it should be noted that the government is simply loud on the rhetoric but silent with on offering fiscal and other measures to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses.SLED works by distributing interest-free cash grants to registered groups and associations, needing the economic boost to improve their economic enterprises. SLED also works with non-profit organisations, like the Canadian funded Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), to provide training and capacity building to beneficiaries of the grants.last_img read more

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Fabregas completes move to Monaco, reunites with Henry

first_imgThe source told AFP that Chelsea will only receive payments related to Fabregas’ performance on the Mediterranean coast, contrasting with media reports that Monaco had already agreed to pay Chelsea 10 million euros ($11.5 million) for the player who could now make his debut for his new club in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game away at Marseille.Fabregas played with Henry at Arsenal at the start of his career, between 2003 and 2007, and the two share the same agent in Darren Dein.Now 31, Fabregas eventually made the same move as Henry when he left the Emirates Stadium for Barcelona, but he returned to English football with Chelsea in 2014.After winning two Premier League titles with the Blues, he has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge this season under new coach Maurizio Sarri.Fabregas made a tearful farewell to Chelsea fans in Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup win at home against Nottingham Forest, where he had a penalty saved.– Crisis club –Having enjoyed a glittering career, capped by winning the World Cup with Spain in 2010, Fabregas arrives at a club who were French champions just 18 months ago but are currently in crisis.France legend Henry was appointed coach in October after Monaco started the season poorly under Leonardo Jardim.However, they have won just twice in nine league games since Henry’s arrival and currently languish in the relegation zone, five points from safety before the weekend’s matches.Nevertheless, Monaco have already progressed in both domestic cup competitions since the turn of the year, and the arrival of Fabregas takes the number of signings made by Monaco in the January window to three already.Veteran defender Naldo was the first to join from German club Schalke 04, and on Thursday Monaco announced the signing of France under-21 left-back Fode Ballo-Toure from Lille for 11 million euros plus bonuses.One player who will not now be signing on at the Stade Louis II, though, is the midfielder William Vainqueur.The former Marseille and Roma player was expected to put pen to paper on a move from Turkish club Antalyaspor, but Monaco announced earlier on Friday that he had failed a medical due to a calf problem.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cesc Fabregas has completed a move from Chelsea to Monaco, where he will team up again with his old Arsenal colleague Thierry Henry © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKMONACO, Monaco, Jan 11 – Cesc Fabregas has completed his move to from Chelsea to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco, a source close to the deal confirmed to AFP on Friday.Fabregas put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stade Louis II after passing a medical earlier in the day, as he teams up with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry on the Mediterranean coast.last_img read more

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Premier League round up: Manchester City leave it late to maintain 100 per cent start

first_img1 A 90th-minute winner from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho maintained Manchester City’s 100 per cent start to the season as they beat Crystal Palace to go 11 points clear of champions Chelsea.Jesus Navas was guilty of missing a golden opportunity early in the second half after hitting the side-netting having rounded goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. Dwight Gayle could have snatched a late winner for Palace but he could only poke Wilfried Zaha’s cross wide before Iheanacho was quickest to the rebound from Samir Nasri’s shot to snatch victory for Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Elsewhere, Arsenal claimed their first home win of the season courtesy of goals from Theo Walcott and substitute Olivier Giroud. The Gunners had further opportunities to increase their lead but were denied by combination of fine saves by Jack Butland and wasteful finishing. Goals from Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolahan and Matt Jarvis secured a comfortable 3-1 victory for Norwich City over Bournemouth at Carrow Road. Steve Cook headed a consolation for the Cherries.  New boys Watford secured their first three points of the season at home to Swansea City – despite having Valon Behrami sent off midway through the second half. Odion Ighalo tucked home the winner from close range just before the hour-mark to end the Swans’ unbeaten start to the campaign.Saido Berahino was a second-half substitute but he couldn’t fire West Brom to victory as drew 0-0 at home to Southampton. Premier League results:Arsenal 2-0 StokeCrystal Palace 0-1 Manchester CityNorwich 3-1 BournemouthWatford 1-0 Swansea CityWest Brom 0-0 Southampton Kelechi Iheanacho last_img read more

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Oil, gas production permit process eased

first_imgWASHINGTON – In an aggressive push by the Bush administration to open more public land to oil and gas production, the Interior Department has quit conducting environmental reviews and seeking comments from local residents every time drilling companies propose new wells. Field officials have been told to begin looking at issuing permits based on past studies of an entire project, even though some of those assessments might be outdated. The instructions are in a directive from the department’s Bureau of Land Management expected to cover hundreds of anticipated new drilling applications. President George W. Bush and Congress authorized the streamlining as part of a 1,724-page energy bill signed into law in August. BLM officials, saying the need for energy supplies is immediate, showed unusual speed implementing it. Kathleen Clarke, the agency’s director, sent out the new guidance Sept. 30. “Yes, it is a priority of the White House,” BLM Deputy Director Jim Hughes said in an interview. “We are moving expeditiously to implement the law. We think all these items will increase the supply this winter. However, everyone is saying it won’t be enough to wipe out the impact of the hurricanes and all that.” Environmentalists say they will continue to insist that environmental reviews are up to date. “They have to have a fairly recent analysis of the impacts before they can apply these categorical exclusions,” said Dave Alberswerth, public lands director for The Wilderness Society. “If they’re planning to improperly apply these exemptions … in places where there are old land use plans that are out of date, then they are asking for legal trouble.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The energy bill created new “categorical exclusions” under the 1970 National Environmental Policy Act for allowing new oil, gas and geothermal wells without first conducting environmental studies or soliciting public comment on them. The exclusions from normal permit requirements cover instances when less than 150 acres and no more than five acres in any one spot are disturbed and where nearby drilling has occurred in the past five years. Energy producers would still be required to comply with other environmental laws, such as those intended to protect endangered species, air and water quality and cultural artifacts. So far, no new permits have been issued under the new guidance. But Interior officials expect it to spur more drilling on open ranges and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Those include the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, the Uintah Basin in Utah and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado, all areas where drilling has already boomed in recent years. Other areas ripe for the expedited permits are near parkland, such as Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, though not within national parks or wilderness areas. Last year, the bureau approved 6,052 drilling permits from about 7,000 applications submitted – a 60 percent jump in new permits over those issued in 2003. This year, the BLM expects it will approve 7,000 of the 8,000 new applications, Hughes said. last_img read more

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DDTV: Let Inishowen Motors ‘magic up’ a new car for you!

first_imgInishowen Motors are astounding car-owners across Donegal – by turning old cars into new ones!Watch this short video and see how owner Seamus McLaughlin is leaving hundreds of motorists across the county with large smiles on their faces with the click of his fingers!  DDTV: Let Inishowen Motors ‘magic up’ a new car for you! was last modified: July 22nd, 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)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 05/11/2012:Reserves: The reserve team returned to action last weekend after a long lay off with a championship semi final against Parnells.Played in Greenford in what can only be described as monsoon conditions the lads showed early signs of rustiness but as the half progressed they improved vastly.Making his first appearance of the season was the excellent Ronan Walsh who would not look out of place in the current senior team, along with David Cannon and Damian Donnellan in a miserly full back line.Vivian Browne had a sound game in the full forward line scoring three points from play and setting up a goal for Niall Gilleece. Playing with the wind in the opening half the lads chalked up 1-3 but that score line could have being easily trebled but for some poor finishing.The second half saw the Gaels with even more procession with Brendan Mc Antarnsay and Keith Morrow pushing forward and creating more scores.Overall it was an excellent team performance considering the conditions and now we can look forward to the final in two weeks time against Fulham Irish.The club wish Gary Kane a speedy recovery after sustaining a hand injury in the first half. Final score TCG 2-8; Fulham Irish 0-3.Fixtures:This weekend the seniors play their final domestic match of the season with the final of the Conway cup against KKG on Sunday in Greenford. The lads to date have won the Championship and league and lost in the final of the Tipperary cup, so a win here would be an excellent season’s work in town before our All-Ireland encounter against the Munster champions on December 16th.Our under 21 team play in the Championship final against Tara/Harlesden on Saturday at Greenford with a 2-30pm throw-in.The reserve team play against North London Shamrocks in the league semi final with time and venue to be confirmed.Please check local papers or the club website for confirmation of all of these fixtures. All support very much appreciated for all of these fixtures.Condolences:The club would like to pass on our condolences to club players Brendan and Daniel Friel on the loss of their sister in law Elaine last weekend in Donegal.Our prayers and thoughts are with their family at this very difficult time, may she rest in peace.Poker Classic:The club are happy to announce the return of our popular annual poker classic in partnership with bookmakers BET365 on Friday 14th December 2012.This event always creates a lot of interest with a good nights Craic guaranteed, entry fee for poker is £50 which includes a free pint and hot buffet.Maurice Carr who has won this for the last two years (sober) says he will take it easy this time around and will have the beer goggles on.There is only a limited number of 90 places available so book your seat early by contacting club secretary Stephen Mc Loughlin on 07788 723922.Lottery Results:Lotto results for 01/11/12Jackpot £2,500 Numbers drawn 2-13-21-23No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Duggie, c/o TCG, Brendan Friel, c/o TCG, Lizzie Gray, TCG Wag, Porto Joe, c/o Conningham Arms.Next jackpot £2,550, draw takes place on 08/11/12Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 4th, 2012 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:TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES

first_imgCongratulations to Michael, Neil and Gary and all in the Donegal camp on a fantastic victory over Tyrone on Sunday. We are all so proud of you lads. May the success continue.Well done to everyone in their efforts with preparing the hall for the big occasion and making it a memorable day. So it’s now back to the club scene for all the lads and what more intriguing could you ask for than a Championship opener against Kilcar.Yes it is all roads leading to Towney for the reserve throw-in at 1.30 and the seniors at 3 on Sunday June 2nd. The reserves maintained their impressive run in the league with a victory over Bundoran away on Saturday evening past on a score of 2-04 to 0-07.The third team were beaten by St Eunans on Friday evening. In a game of the proverbial two halves, Glenswilly battled hard in the second half, but unfortunately lost by 1 point on a score of 1-07 to 1-06,they will play McCools on Friday at home at 7.30. At underage, the U-14’s have a game v Cloughaneely at home on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock.Our U-12 team beat Letterkenny Gaels 2-08 to 0-06 on Monday night and will travel to the Burn road to play Termon next Monday,3rd of June. The lotto numbers for this week are 2,7,18 and 24.Match 2 winner is Caolan McGettigan of Milford. Next weeks jackpot is €2380 and sellers are Maggie Anne McDaid and Laura Gallagher. Finally, the Club send’s best wishes to Joe Gibbons and his bride to be Susannah Temple on their big day on Saturday June 1st.May you have many happy and healthy years together.  GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 27th, 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:Glenswilly Club noteslast_img read more

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Do you want to play American football? Why not join the Donegal Derry Vipers?

first_imgHave you ever harboured an interest in playing American Football like all the stars on the NFL? If yes, then why not head for a trial, sorry ‘try-out’ with the Donegal Derry Vipers American Football team.  This Sunday, Nov 20th, at The YMCA Grounds Drumahoe Derry /Londonderry 10am-1pm – management at the North-West American football team will be hosting try-outs for new players. A further try-out will be held Sunday Nov 27th at Colaiste Ailligh, Letterkenny from 10am-1pm.  The Donegal Derry Vipers won promotion to the Intermediate ranks of the Irish American Football League in Ireland last season.They did this by going on a 7 game unbeaten streak to lift the IAFL2 Bowl Trophy after beating the Wexford Eagles in a hard fought final. The Vipers had the perfect season and much credit has to go to the coaches Jason Brock a Chigaco native and Paddy Maguire a local Limavady man. “Initially we’re looking at different strengths for different positions, speed and agility for receivers and corners and power and reactions for linemen. your best chance of becoming a Viper is to turn up and try hard. “We as coaches can spot someone who is determined and is giving it there all advises Paddy Maguire the Vipers Defensive Coach. “We’ll be assessing your fitness and aptitude for various positions. Also we are a family so we’ll be assessing your ability to fit in with us as players and the team.”Captain Niall Lyons added, “To become a Viper, it takes dedications and an openness to learn a new sport (being mental helps to), everything else will fall into place as you go. “What I look for in a team mates someone committed to the team and willing to put themselves on the line on the field and at training. “Advice for rookies first and foremost, have some fun, try you best and listen to what the more experienced players tell you as they’ll keep you right on the day. “Why you should join the Vipers is simple, its some of the best fellas about, you’ll need a thick skin though, because the grief is serious.” Two years ago when the Vipers started out they set their stall on one day competing in the top flight of the Irish American Football League, the Shamrock Bowl Conference,  they are one step closer to achieving this after their breakout season last year but it can’t stop here explains head coach Jason Brock. “We have amazing talent at this club with some really hardworking committed guys, but we cannot become complacent, we need fresh blood in the team each year and we need guys to show up for tryouts and push the current players for their positions. “This is football Yo !, we as a club have a goal, it is my job to see that goal become a reality in the very near future”. Everyone is encouraged to visit www.ddvipers.com to sign up for the tryouts, age, ability and fitness levels are no substitute for hard work determination and guts. Everyone can become a Viper. Do you want to play American football? Why not join the Donegal Derry Vipers? was last modified: November 16th, 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:American FootballDonegal-Derry VipersNFLSportlast_img read more

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