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Nadal avenges Shapovalov defeat, Djokovic through

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Thursday, May 17, 2018 (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)ROME — Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal methodically wore down Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 Thursday to reach the Italian Open’s last eight and gain revenge over the Canadian teenager.Four-time Rome winner Novak Djokovic reached his first quarterfinal of the year with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Alberto Ramos-Vinolas.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Fognini slammed his racket midway through the second set and received a warning from the umpire but otherwise held his composure to follow up an impressive win over Dominic Thiem.Defending champion Alexander Zverev needed eight match points before completing a 7-5, 7-6 (11) win over Kyle Edmund.His next opponent will be ninth-seeded David Goffin, who was leading 6-2, 4-5 when Juan Martin del Potro retired because of a groin injury.Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic defeated Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 and will meet Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-2.In the women’s tournament, Simona Halep’s hold on the No. 1 ranking received a boost when American Madison Keys withdrew from their last-16 match due to a rib injury.Halep now needs to progress further than No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki to stay in top spot.Wozniacki beat 15th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 and next faces Anett Kontaveit, who ousted 1999 champion Venus Williams 6-2, 7-6 (3) for her second win over the American in two weeks.Last year, Halep rolled her ankle in the final and lost a lead and the championship to Elina Svitolina.Halep next plays seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia.Svitolina overcame a poor start to beat 14th-seeded Daria Kasatkina 0-6, 6-3, 6-2. She’ll now face former No. 1 Angelique Kerber, who routed Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-1, 6-1. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READcenter_img View comments Duke’s Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “He was really serving big and I had some mistakes with the return,” Nadal said. “It was not a comfortable match against a lefty who serves big and goes for his shots.“He’s good in all aspects. The only thing he needs is a little bit more time.”Shapovalov was stretched to three sets in his opening two matches, against 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych and Robin Haase, and reached the semifinals of last week’s Madrid Open.“I didn’t feel completely dead out there but I felt like I could’ve been fresher,” Shapovalov said.Nadal, who hasn’t won the Italian Open since 2013, next faces Fabio Fognini, who beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-4, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Djokovic next faces Kei Nishikori, who rolled past Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-2.The 19-year-old Shapovalov stunned Nadal in the third round in Montreal last year to deny the Spanish player a chance to regain the No. 1 spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNadal is also attempting to win the top spot back this week. He’ll replace Roger Federer if he wins an eighth Rome title.In a match between two left-handers, Shapovalov saved eight break points in his opening two service games before finally dropping his serve midway through the first set. This is the last major warmup for the French Open, which starts in 10 days.Jelena Ostapenko, preparing to defend her title at Roland Garros, rallied past Johanna Konta 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and will meet three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova, who eliminated Daria Gavrilova 6-3, 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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REVEALED: The world’s BEST FOOTBALL CLUBS ranked by results! SHOCKING?

first_img 14 14 Celtic and Spurs ranked higher in 2014 than PL champions Man City! Take a look at the teams featuring between 32 and 11, then click the arrow to see which 10 clubs ranked highest IN THE WORLD! – Man City and Celtic won their respective leagues, with City also picking up the League Cup, but based on the IFFHS points system they trail far behind Tottenham and Chelsea. The Blues, meanwhile, have had a tremendous start to the current season, losing just once between August and December 2014. 14 14 14 The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) have ranked the world’s 500 best football teams for 2014 and it makes for very interesting reading.*How were the world’s best club rankings calculated?Points were awarded for wins and draws, depending on the level of competition, between 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014.The IFFHS split nations into four levels based on the relative strength of their domestic league, with the strongest leagues at the top (example England/Level 4). A win in a level four league gives a club four points, a draw equates to two points and there are zero points for a loss, regardless of the level.League competitions at the other three levels accrue the following points:Level 3: W = three points, D = 1.5 pointsLevel 2: W = two points, D = 1 pointLevel 1: W = 1 point, D = 0.5 pointIn terms of domestic cups, from the quarter final onwards, 12 points are given for a win, six for a draw and zero for a loss. A match won by penalties is considered to be a draw.Level 3: W = eight points, D = four pointsLevel 2: W = five points, D = 2.5 pointsLevel 1: W = 1.5 points, D = 0.75 pointContinental level competitions are awarded points on this basis… 14 5. Atletico Nacional (Colombia) 249,50 points – The Colombian side won their domestic league and finished runners-up in the Copa Sudamericana, losing to River Plate 3-1 on aggregate. Click to see which powerhouse is fourth… – They are the only non-European club in the top 10. Joint 9th: River Plate (Argentina) and Salzburg (Austria) 228,00 points – click to see which English club is joint 7th! – River Plate won the Argentine Torneo Final, Superfinal and the Copa Sudamericana to make the top 10, along with Salzburg, champions of Austria in 2014 and Austrian Cup winners. 14 14 Bonus points are not handed out for winning a competition.You can see the rankings for the world’s best clubs in the gallery above, while the placings from 128 to 85 were as follows… 14 14 14 Joint 7th: Napoli (Italy) and Arsenal (England) 233,00 points – Napoli won the Coppa Italia and Arsenal the FA Cup last year. Click to find out which traditional European giant is sixth… – Napoli also won the Supercoppa Italiana when they beat Juventus on penalties late in December. Man United have been ranked the 128th best club in world football for the year just passed, racking up 115,00 points in the IFFHS* rankings. That puts them below clubs like Aberdeen and David Moyes’ Real Sociedad! Now click the arrow above, right, to see who else ranked above the Red Devils and find out where YOUR club is placed… – To arrive at their ranking of the world’s best clubs in 2014, between 1 January and 31 December of last year, the IFFHS awarded points for wins and draws (depending on the competition) to football clubs from around the globe. The result put Man United (who had a poor end to the 2013/14 season, missing out on the chance to play in Europe in the latter half of the year) way down in 128th place. To see who features above them, just click the arrow above, right… 2. Bayern Munich (Germany) 276,00 points – Bayern topped the 2013 edition after winning pretty much everything, but lost out to a side whose 2014 blew everyone out of the water. Now click to find out which club the IFFHS ranked number one in the world for 2014… – In Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge, Bayern had the Bundesliga wrapped up by March and also won the German Cup. 4. Barcelona (Spain) 251,00 points – They finished second in La Liga, runners up in the Spanish Cup and ended up exiting the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, losing to Atletico Madrid. Who is third? Click to find out… – Barca are one of three Spanish teams in the top 10. The 83rd best club in the world in 2014, with 134,00 points, was Liverpool. That means the Reds were better than Barca! That’s Barcelona of Ecuador, mind you. And LFC finished lower in the rankings than Everton (see the full list of clubs from 83-32 below). Now click the arrow to see which teams ranked from 32 to 11… – Liverpool had a brilliant start to 2014 in the Premier League, but a poor second half of the year. Combined with an early FA Cup exit and poor Champions League results, and the Reds finished a rather disappointing 83rd in the IFFHS rankings. Click the arrow to see where Tottenham, Celtic, Man City and Chelsea placed in this list of the world’s best clubs from 2014… 6. Juventus (Italy) 245,00 points – In 2014 Juventus won a third consecutive Serie A title. Click to find out which club makes a surprise surge into fifth… – The Old Lady lost just six times last year and, together with Napoli, are the only two Italian clubs in the top 20. 14 14 3. Atletico Madrid (Spain) 249,00 points – Under Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid won La Liga and were the Champions League runners-up. Click to see who are runners up in this ranking of the world’s best clubs! – Chelsea players Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois were among those who helped Atletico to the top. 14 Click here for more from the IFFHS The IFFHS rankings from 83 to 32 were… 1. Real Madrid (Spain) 381,00 points – Real Madrid won 22 consecutive games between 16 September and 20 December 2014 including the Club World Cup. They won the Spanish Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the Champions League last year, too. – Click here to see the full list.last_img read more

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Man City 1-2 Barcelona: Former Liverpool star dents Blues’ Champions League hopes

first_img Barcelona striker Luis Suarez celebrates his second goal against Manchester City Manchester City suffered a blow to their Champions League hopes as Luis Suarez’s first-half brace earned Barcelona a 2-1 victory in a breathless last-16 first leg at the Etihad Stadium.The former Liverpool star got his revenge for City’s Premier League title win last season with a fine double, as the Blues, who finished the game with ten men, were thoroughly exposed at the back in a dreadful first 45 minutes.City did improve after the break, though, and Edin Dzeko should have scored with a close-range header which was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, while Sergio Aguero also fired wide.And the hosts deservedly pulled a goal back through Argentine hitman Aguero, who combined well with David Silva before finding the net with a powerful strike.But their hopes of forcing an equaliser were immediately dented when Gael Clichy was sent off for a second yellow card following a reckless challenge on Dani Alves.City continued to pressure the Catalan giants in the remaining minutes but their efforts weren’t enough to level the scores, while Joe Hart kept the Premier League side in the tie with a brilliant penalty save to deny Lionel Messi.Man City fans were hopeful of claiming a result against the four-time winners following their 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.But Tuesday night’s clash proves they still have a long way to go to compete with the rest of Europe’s top table as they were outclassed in a horror show of a first-half.They were guilty of sloppy passing which allowed Barca to craft ten great chances in the opening 30 minutes of play, with Messi a constant menace and Neymar dazzling with a series of neat flicks and touches which left full-back Pablo Zabaleta for dead on the edge of the box.It was Suarez, though, who put the rampant visitors in front, the Uruguayan taking advantage of a costly error from Vincent Kompany on the edge of the area to fire past Hart with a crisp angled finish.City began to be torn apart at the back as Barcelona bypassed their midfield with ease, and the hosts had goalkeeper Hart to thank when he smothered another effort from Suarez as he broke through one-on-one after some outrageous skill from Messi.The former Redman wasn’t to be denied again moments later, however, as he doubled his and his side’s tally from close-range to cap off a wonderful team move involving Messi and Jordi Alba.Barca would have had a third on the stroke of half-time if it weren’t for the woodwork, as Dani Alves beat the onrushing Hart with a cheeky chip but the Brazilian was foiled by the crossbar.City ended the half strongly, with Nasri testing Ter Stegen for the first time with a curling shot, and Dzeko wasted a great chance to pull one back straight after the re-start when he powered a free header straight at the German shot-stopper from six yards.Aguero then showed some power to shrug off his markers and send Ter Stegen flying across his goal, but the striker’s effort sailed just beyond his far post.But the City star was on target to lift his side with 20 minutes to play, giving the Premier League champions a European lifeline with a smashing finish after an inspired backheel flick from Silva on the edge of the area.The Etihad faithful were on the edge of their seats in anticipation for what seemed to be an impending equaliser, but their hopes were shattered when Clichy was given his marching orders just minutes later.Messi looked to have sealed it with a neat chipped finish over Hart in the closing stages, only for the Argentine superstar to be flagged offside, and he later kicked the turf in frustration when, in a frantic finale, he saw a spot kick – after he was needlessly brought down by Zabaleta – well saved by Hart.And the England number one’s heroics may prove vital in City’s chase at the Nou Camp, as they look to progress from the last 16 for the first time.Elsewhere, Juventus defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Italy.Goals from Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata sandwiched Marco Reus’ equaliser for the Bundesliga side. 1last_img read more

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Rangers release statement claiming assault at end of Scottish Cup final

first_img1 Hampden Park was invaded by Hibs fans at the end of the Scottish Cup final Rangers have released a statement which accuses Hibernian fans of assaulting both fans and players at full time of the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.David Gray netted an injury time winner for Alan Stubbs’ men, which caused scenes of chaos when the full time whistle was blow.Fans of the Easter Road club proceeded to invade the pitch, with police horses utilised for the first cup final since 1980 to clear the playing area.However, it appears as if the situation turned sour, with the Gers’ claiming violence from the Hibs’ support.In the statement, Rangers said: “Rangers Football Club is shocked at the disgraceful behaviour of Hibs fans at full time.“Rangers players and staff were assaulted by these fans who invaded the pitch and in the interests of their safety could not return to the pitch for the medal presentation.“There can be no place for the violent behaviour witnessed at the end of the final and Rangers fully expect the Scottish Football Association and Police Scotland to launch an investigation to find out where security measures failed.“The club would like to commend Rangers fans for the restraint the showed under severe provocation.”last_img read more

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VIEWPOINT: SUICIDE – TIME TO EDUCATE THE EDUCATORS

first_imgLetterkenny man Seamus McBride has a background in counselling. In this poignant article, he says the only way to stop the cancer of suicide is by addressing it from an early age in the classroom.Seamus McBride says young people now need to be taught about suicide in the classroom.Many of us are familiar with the song: ’Everybody wants to go heaven but nobody wants to die’’. Unfortunately for so many young people in today’s world this could not be further from the truth. When the emotional pain of living becomes so unbearable the stark reality for many of them is that death seems to be the only way out.All too often have so many families have had their lives devastated with the loss of a family member as a result of a road accident. Although they will never forget I suppose through time there is some sense of acceptance on their part that it was an accident. Not taking anything whatsoever away from their pain or loss when it comes to suicide there seems to be no answers and no acceptance. Why did he/she do it, they seemed to be so well, there were no signs whatsoever, they seemed to be doing ok, all too often we have heard these comments from the families who have been left behind. I believe that counselling is something that should be introduced to every schools from a very young age. Our children of today are now computer whiz kids by the time they reach their teenage years. That came about with the introduction of computers to our national schools from a young age. Why then from a young age can children not be taught to talk about their thoughts and feelings. Why can’t there be a ‘’Lets talk about me’’ class .Wouldn’t it be fantastic if our teenagers and young adults could stand up and say without any fear whatsoever that they are feeling down or that they were having suicidal thoughts. How many life’s would have been saved if that had been the norm in our schools and homes.Wouldn’t it be great if they could say without any fear of been judged that they need to talk to someone and just as importantly that they need someone to listen to them. Is that achievable? Of course it is but it has to be something that must become part of everyday language in our schools and indeed our homes. We learn to read, we learn to write, we are taught right from wrong, we learn to spell, we should be taught to talk and tell. Talk and tell someone that we are in a dark place and that we need help and remember there is help out there.However before this change can take place I believe that our educators need to be educated themselves. Let’s not forget that there are many good teachers in our society who have baggage of their own and who have probably never discussed their feeling or issues that are bothering them personally with anyone. For this reason I believe that personal therapy/counselling should be part of their teacher training. Not alone would it help them to deal with issues that may be affecting their own lives but it would also help them detect situations within the classroom that they feel may have to be addressed. Yes, in many cases they are totally ignorant of the tell tale signs through no fault of their own. These tell tale signs may become very significant in later life and early intervention could be the difference between life and death. However we can’t blame the teachers because this is not part of their training but I feel it certainly should be. It’s amazing how we have this perception that teaches are people who are different to everybody else. They teach and look after 20/30 children every day so they must all be ‘’ok’’.Recently I finished reading a book where now mature adults who had lost their mothers at an early age talked about how this had impacted on them growing up. Some of them remarked how the teacher had asked the children to make a ‘Mother’s Day’ card not thinking that some of them had no mother to give it to. A small reminder that yes our teaches do need training.More young men than young women are dying as a result of suicide and we all know why. Girls tend to talk more and discuss problems they might be experiencing. But when it comes to boys and young men we must remember that ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’. What nonsense, of course they do and what’s more there is no shame in crying. There is no such thing as a hard man, yes there are those who portray their masculinity by coming across as some kind of indestructible human being but none of us are indestructible. Shedding tears or crying as a result of an emotional state is something that is part of our make up so Big Boys Do Cry and it’s perfectly ok to do so.Parents also have a role to play and perhaps they too need some kind of group training that should also be compulsory for them as their children mature and go through their school years. We all want our children educated so why should we should we not have a greater role to play. Group training in listening, talking, and becoming aware of their feelings should be a compulsory for parents during their children’s education.I believe that a combination of counselling in the classroom together with parent training would in the future see a drastic reduction in death by suicide in our country. In today’s ever demanding world parents, teenagers and young adults are experiencing pressure that in many instances becomes unbearable. The truth is that nobody knows what emotional pain is like unless one has personally experienced it.Perhaps it’s the loss of a job, feeling alone, feeling unwanted, feeling that the future is bleak or feeling that there is no one out there who cares. The time for talking is long gone.Photos of pretty faces in First Communion and Confirmation Dresses and suits, Feis Winners, Football Teams, Prom nights, Hen and stag parties are for all too many parents the only photos they will ever have of their beautiful son or daughter who could not cope with this pain.More people die by suicide than die on our roads every year and just look at the amount of money that is spent on tackling this other awful statistic. I am fully convinced that there is not short term answer to the problem because it has to start in the schools and in the homes from a very early age and I challenge anyone to question my theory on this.I ask the question how much longer do we wait, how many more must die, as far as I am concerned the time for talking is over.Yours,Seamus Mc Bride, Drumany, Letterkenny. VIEWPOINT: SUICIDE – TIME TO EDUCATE THE EDUCATORS was last modified: September 6th, 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:donegalSeamus McBrideSUICIDEviewpointlast_img read more

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How Donegal benefited from Údarás na Gaeltachta schemes in 2016

first_imgÚdarás na Gaeltachta have published their end of year review which reveals that by the end of 2016, Údarás na Gaeltachta supported 7,963 jobs, with their client companies exceeding sales of €900 million across Gaeltacht regions in the West! Employment levels within Gaeltacht companies have stabalised and reached its highest level in seven years.Within Donegal, in particular Gweedore, Dungloe and Gweedore, 135 jobs were created, adding to the 2,090 full-time and part-time jobs already supported by Údarás na Gaeltachta. 198 new jobs were approved in Donegal, with an investment of over €6.23 million being pumped into the area.Summary of 2016 employment figures for Donegal Gaeltacht in Údarás client companies pic.twitter.com/3vvKClOIjL— Údarás na Gaeltachta (@UdarasnaG) January 27, 2017A spokesperson for Údarás na Gaeltachta says; “An tÚdarás believe that there are significant opportunities for innovation in all Gaeltacht areas, provided appropriate resources are available.“In 2017, an tÚdarás will continue with our investment programme in the cornerstone of enterprise infrastructure through four innovation units in the regions of Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Kerry, as set out as an objective in the national Action Plan for Jobs. “A draft of two language plans in two Language Planning Areas (Gaoth Dobhair, Ranna na Feirste, Anagaire and Loch an Iúir LPA and Cois Fharraige LPA) have been submitted to Údarás na Gaeltachta and we hope to submit them to the Minister in the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs for approval in the coming weeks.“We would like to congratulate both Lead Organisations for undertaking this complex work and bringing it to the next important stage. We applaud the effort, time and commitment of members of the Lead Organisations and subcommittees in preparing these plans.“It is hoped that 11 more language plans will be ready for submission to the Department by the end of this year. An announcement regarding the three remaining LPAs in the Galway Gaeltacht area will be made in the coming months.“The Gaeltacht community, who are working voluntarily to ensure a future for the Irish language, should be commended for their commitment and dedication. We will work with the Department in the coming year to agree on a budget for this important work.To check out some of the Donegal-based businesses who have been helped out by the enterprise development team just follow the links below to see our case studies:Bá Dhún na nGall Teo, a traditional knitwear company based in Cill Charthaigh Donegal Yarns, a yarn production company based in the village of Cill CharthaighKilcar based Studio Donegal, who produce artisan hand-woven goods.Donegal Socks, based just outside of GlentiesHow Donegal benefited from Údarás na Gaeltachta schemes in 2016 was last modified: January 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalirish languagejobsSchemeÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

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Spurs boss Pochettino admits he is ‘not relaxed’ about their transfer business

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update possible standings BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Most Popular Premier League News silverware Grealish was one of the stars of Villa’s run to the Championship play-off final last season predicted 2 Steve Bruce revealed the north Londoners are nowhere near his valuation of the midfielder in his press conference ahead of the news Championship season.And when Pochettino was asked if he was calm about the current state of affairs, he told reporters: “No, I am not relaxed. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes revealed How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures latest gameday cracker Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he’s ‘not relaxed’ about their transfer business with just one week until deadline day.Spurs are the only Premier League club not to sign a single footballer so far, despite their attempts to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal ALTERED SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won “I am a coach and when you are a coach you cannot be relaxed. You need to be confident and trust in the people that you have, and the way we work.“But of course football is always about adding more quality every season like different clubs, our contenders are doing. If we cannot do that we need to try to be creative and of course the help from the younger players would be amazing.“They showed they can help us if we don’t sign players.” The frustrated Argentine boss did insist work was being done to rectify the situation, adding: “We are working so hard but still we are like we were on the first day of the transfer window, with no signings.”But Pochettino told reporters he wasn’t the man to offer a reason for their inability to sign players so far: “I think I am not the person to explain this. Of course people expect a manager to explain it.“But in this situation for different reasons it has been difficult to add players who can help us. But you know in the last week can happen many things.” What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino last_img read more

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Deer not bucking trends

first_imgWHITTIER – It’s deer-breeding season, so the sight Wednesday of about 35 deer grazing on flowers and grass at Rose Hills Memorial Park was striking but not uncommon, officials for the cemetery said.“They come out and eat the flowers,” said Brenda Hawk, a receptionist at Rose Hills. “They’re pretty tame. You can watch them, but they’ll back away if you approach them.”Behind the cemetery is a wildlife preserve that encompasses the hills of Whittier and is protected by Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority.Andrea Gullo, executive director of the preservation organization, said it’s important that visitors do not feed the deer, which could become dependent on handouts.“Deer have enough water and food in the hills. They go where it is easy and available. The plants and artificial watering sources attract them to the cemetery,” Gullo said.“When they see a human, they’ll do an impression of a bush – they’ll freeze in place, try to blend into the landscape and then run away.” – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: HIGHLAND RADIO TO KEEP BROADCASTING FOR ANOTHER 10 YEARS

first_imgTen more years: Highland Radio managing director Shaun Doherty.BREAKING NEWS: HIGHLAND Radio is to stay on air for another decade after winning its Broadcasting License for north Donegal despite a rival consortium bid headed by its former station manager.It follows a ruling from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland after an expensive bidding process.Former Highland stalwart Charlie Collins had led a consortium hoping to launch DLFM. Both sides in the bidding war had submitted lengthy applications for the license.A full public hearing was also held at a Letterkenny hotel with both Charlie Collins and Highland Radio’s managing director Shaun Doherty making passionate presentations on why they should win the 10-year license.A large crowd had heard both Highland Radio and DLFM present the reasons why they both thought they should win the radio license for the North Donegal area.Today the BAI Contract Awards Committee voted by a majority to let Highland stay on air.  BREAKING NEWS: HIGHLAND RADIO TO KEEP BROADCASTING FOR ANOTHER 10 YEARS was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Charlie CollinsDLFMHighland RadioShaun Dohertylast_img read more

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Plan to double number of CCTV cameras throughout Letterkenny

first_imgThere are hopes that an upgrade to the current CCTV system in Letterkenny town centre will double the number of cameras in the town.At present, there are approximately six cameras in a number of locations including Market Square, Station Roundabout and Lower Main Street.However, a number application to be brought before the Department of Justice may see that number increase significantly. Chairman of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry McMonagle said he would like to see additional cameras close to the hospital and out towards St Eunan’s GAA Club.He also revealed that Gardai in Letterkenny can only view a single screen when connected to the town’s CCTV system.He said he would like to see a multi-screen system introduced as part of a system update.“As we have seen from recent times, there are still a number of attacks and assaults happening in Letterkenny. “We have seen the increased number of CCTV cameras means that Gardai can investigate crimes to a greater degree.“I would be hopeful that our system can be upgraded and that we can increase the number of cameras,” he said.However, Councillor McMonagle added that there was no replacing the number of Gardai on the streets.Plan to double number of CCTV cameras throughout Letterkenny was last modified: November 2nd, 2017 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:CCTVdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

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