Monthly ArchiveDecember 2019

Carl Jenkinson set for Arsenal return after injury blow

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first_img1 Carl Jenkinson’s time at West Ham appears to be over after it was revealed the defender is likely to miss the remainder of the season.The Arsenal right-back has been on loan at Upton Park since the start of the 2014/15 campaign and enjoyed an impressive first year with the Hammers.Jenkinson’s form suffered a dip this term, forcing manager Slaven Bilic to bring in youngster Sam Byram from Leeds during this month’s transfer window.And now it has been revealed by Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan, that Jenkinson will miss the rest of the season following the knee injury he sustained against Manchester City at the weekend.He tweeted: “Carl Jenkinson’s injury is far more serious than we thought and he is out for the rest of the season.” Carl Jenkinson last_img read more

Spurs star on title race: ‘We’ll stay positive and keep doing what we’re doing’

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first_imgTottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane against fierce rivals Arsenal in an exhilarating north London derby on Saturday afternoon.It was the second game in succession that Spurs had dropped valuable points – in which victory in either would have sent them top – therefore allowing Leicester City to extend their lead over their title rivals.But Harry Kane, who netted a stunning, curling strike against the Gunners, has insisted that, despite the disappointment of the result, his side remain positive as the race for the Premier League trophy hots up.“I got the ball out my feet and thought ‘why not?’ and as soon as I hit it, I could see it going to that far post,” he said of his goal – just his second in seven games.“To see it go in brought out a lot of emotion. From there, you just want to finish it off and win the game and be happy for the rest of the week.“We’re leaving disappointed but look, we have to move on, we played well again and there is a long way to go, not just in the Premier League but we’ve another important game in the Europa League coming up this week,” the England international continued.“We’ll stay positive and keep doing what we’re doing.” 1 Harry Kane celebrates after scoring Tottenham’s second in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the weekend last_img read more

DONEGAL HOTELIER IN TALKS WITH BANKS OVER €78M DEBTS

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first_imgA property investment firm owned by veteran Donegal hotelier Jim McGettigan, is in crisis talks with AIB about its €78 million borrowings after a repayment deadline expired, it has emerged.Loans to the Bonnington Group were due to be renewed or repaid by six weeks ago, but the date passed without a renewal being agreed.Mr McGettigan’s group warned that it would ‘‘cease to be a going concern’’ if it could not renew its banking facilities with AIB or find a new source of funding. The directors of Bonnington, which has hotels and other properties in Ireland, Britain and Dubai, said they ‘‘expect that a formal renewal of the facility will be agreed’’ with AIB.The bank holds a legal charge over the group’s properties and the assets of four group companies, as well as an ‘‘unlimited cross company guarantee’’ to several other firms.Bonnington’s interests include the Regency and North Star hotels in Dublin ,the Royal Hotel in Bray, the Hotel Cavendish and Bonnington Rooms in London, and Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai.Mr McGettigan, 73, is also developing a 300-bed four-star hotel and business park at Gillette Corner in west London. According to new accounts, Bonnington had turnover of 2.4 million in the nine months to the end of 2009, and made a loss of 3 million.The company said the losses were due to loan impairments, exchange rate fluctuations, interest costs on the Gillette Corner development and losses ‘‘following an abortive project in Glasgow’’.However, the accounts do not include the results from the group’s interests in Dubai, which include land at Jumeirah Village. It was intended for a large commercial and residential scheme, but Bonnington pulled back from the project in 2008 and put the site on the market. It is considering plans for the land ‘‘with a view to generating operating profits’’.Self-made millionaire Mr McGettigan started off as a waiter and his highly respected in the county of his birth.In the 2007 Sunday Times rich list he was estimated to be worth €360M. DONEGAL HOTELIER IN TALKS WITH BANKS OVER €78M DEBTS was last modified: January 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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

CREDITORS MEETING FOR CLOSED RESTAURANT

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first_imgA CREDITORS’ meeting for a closed Co Donegal restaurant will take place tomorrow.Letterkenny restaurant Beetroot closed down two weeks ago, leaving people who bought gift vouchers out of pocket. Donegaldaily.com understands that a large number of people from throughout County Donegal have gift vouchers for the restaurant which they were unable to redeem before the shutters were pulled down.They can attend the meeting as unsecured creditors. It will take place tomorrow, Easter Tuesday, April 26th at 9am at Gallagher’s Hotel in Letterkenny.We understand that some vouchers for the restaurant were actually bought on the day it closed.The registered address for Beetroot Limited is Drumacanoo, Churchill, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. The company last filed accounts in April 2010.CREDITORS MEETING FOR CLOSED RESTAURANT was last modified: April 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Beetrootcreditors meetingdonegaldailyletterkennylast_img read more

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS FOR DONEGAL’S PIONEERING DIASPORA APP

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first_imgRosita gives her presentation.In a world where digital connections are becoming increasingly vital in linking businesses, sharing information and engaging with people, the work of Rosita Mahony, GIS & Research Co-ordinator with SPACEial North West in Donegal County Council, is gaining considerable national and international attention.Having developed an app for Donegal County Council’s Diaspora Project to connect and engage with the Global Irish abroad, Rosita has received a high level of interest for her pioneering and ground-breaking work. Her app ‘Ireland’s Call to Return its Global Diaspora Home’ caught the attention of Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan at the Tipp O’Neill Annual Irish Diaspora Award, as a unique way of engaging and digitally connecting with the Diaspora community.Rosita subsequently was asked to attend a meeting at the Department of Foreign Affairs hosted by Minister Deenihan, T.D., and Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills Damien English T.D., with representatives from relevant Government Departments and key stakeholders who are developing a national collaborative initiative to attract skilled Diaspora back to Ireland.The timelines and relevance of the App was recognised by ESRI Ireland where Rosita was awarded overall winner in the highly competitive ‘Maps make sense challenge’. Her thought, input and analysis gained considerable interest among international mapping communities and an invite was extended by the world renowned GIS evangelist Bern Szukalski to present on the European stage at ESRI’s Conference in Salzburg.Rosita with Jack Dangermond.Bern added that ‘Rosita’s passion for her work was very evident and many commenting that it was among the best they had ever seen. I really appreciated her tradecraft behind the maps that she authored and her creativity in putting it all together’. Rosita explains that the app’s purpose is to bring the Global Irish on a journey in understanding the economic facts of why they had to leave Ireland due to the recession in 2008 and with the dawn of the economic recovery to provide information relevant to their decision to return home.Part of her research led to the development of the Global Skills Locator, a novel and unprecedented way to link people to job opportunities back home.The Global Skills Locator will be promoted and marketed to a generation now living abroad, who are social media savvy.Rosita explains more here: https://youtu.be/rOwMYld0WFcRosita is excited about the long term potential of this app which will form an integral part of the national response in digitally connecting with the Diaspora abroad. Furthermore, it will provide policy makers with the ability to turn these digital connections into personal ones with the return of the necessary skills required to enrich the talent pool in Ireland’s growing economy.INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS FOR DONEGAL’S PIONEERING DIASPORA APP was last modified: November 5th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Liverpool flop edges closer to Anfield exit

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first_img Samed Yesil has failed to impress since moving to Merseyside in 2012 Liverpool flop Samed Yesil is on the verge of a sealing a summer move to Turkish club Trabzonspor.The German signed for the Reds for £1m from Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 and he has since made just two appearances – both coming in the League Cup.The 21-year-old forward spent last season on loan at Swiss club FC Luzern –netting once in 13 appearances – but he has not done enough to catch Jurgen Klopp’s attention with his contract due to expire at the end of June.According to Sabah, long-term suitors Trabzonspor are leading the chase for Yesil and have already made contact with the player’s Turkish family about a potential move. 1last_img read more

Better late than never for Penn State

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first_imgMIAMI – This really was one for the ages. For more than four hours, Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden paced the Orange Bowl sidelines, searching for offense and enduring one missed kick after another. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Paterno said he didn’t want the game to be about him and the 76-year-old Bowden, who rank 1-2 in career coaching victories. It turned out to be about missed opportunities, improbable twists – and epic length. Given two earlier chances to win the game, Kelly missed field goal attempts of 29 and 38 yards. Paterno calmly patted the freshman’s back after the second miss, then sent him onto the field on second down for the winning kick. Florida State counterpart Gary Cismesia missed an extra point in the first half and field goal tries of 44 and 38 yards in overtime. “Sometimes you miss at the wrong time,” Bowden said. “Joe was having that problem for a while.” The No. 3 Nittany Lions finished 11-1, with the only loss coming when they gave up a touchdown to Michigan on the game’s final play. The season represented a big rebound for Paterno’s program, which went 7-16 in 2003-04. No. 22 Florida State fell to 8-5, Bowden’s worst season since 1981. Moments after the game ended, the two old friends came together and stood shoulder to shoulder in a crush of cameras and microphones to exchange warm words. “No animosity. No animosity. I mean that,” Bowden said. “Both teams played so hard,” Paterno said. “Both teams played as well as they could play,” Bowden said. In a bowl season that started before Christmas and has included plenty of lackluster affairs, this one was worth staying up for. And it served as a perfect warmup to the biggest game yet: No. 1 USC vs. No. 2 Texas tonight in the Rose Bowl. Florida State mostly contained Big Ten most valuable player Michael Robinson, who threw a touchdown pass with six seconds left in the first half but was limited to 253 yards passing and 21 rushing. He hit two clutch completions to give Penn State a chance to win the game in regulation. But Kelly, hampered by a shaky hold, was wide left on a 29-yard field goal attempt with 35 seconds left. Cismesia kicked a 48-yard field goal with 4:08 left in regulation to tie the game at 16, but on the first series of overtime he was wide right on a 44-yard attempt. Then it was Kelly’s turn. He again pushed a try wide left, this time a 38-yarder with a perfect hold. Austin Scott’s 1-yard run put Penn State ahead. B.J. Dean pulled the Seminoles even with a 1-yard scoring run. After Cismesia’s 38-yard attempt hit the right upright, Kelly finally came through. The kick gave Paterno his 354th career win, second in Division I-A only to Bowden’s 359. Paterno improved to 7-1 against Bowden. The only loss came the last time they met, when Florida State beat Penn State in the 1990 Blockbuster Bowl – also at Miami. With his first win in the Orange Bowl since 1974, Paterno improved to 21-10-1 in bowl games. Both offenses spent much of the game going backward, but there were fireworks, too. Ethan Kilmer made a leaping 24-yard scoring reception with six seconds left in the first half to give Penn State a 14-13 halftime lead. The Seminoles scored two touchdowns in 80 seconds – on an Orange Bowl-record 87-yard punt return by Willie Reid, and on a 57-yard reception by Lorenzo Booker. But they totaled only six first downs before Drew Weatherford drove them 65 yards for the tying field goal late in the fourth quarter. Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny, the Butkus Award winner, appeared to hurt his right knee during the drive and was carted off the field. Tony Hunt, a 1,047-yard rusher for Penn State, departed in the first quarter with a left ankle injury. Replacement Scott ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns. The teams punted 20 times. In the second half, they swapped eight possessions before either made a first down – on a pass-interference penalty. Defense produced the first score of the half. Weatherford, working from his end zone, was called for intentional grounding – a safety – when Penn State’s Jim Shaw forced a throw. Leading 16-13, the Nittany Lions had a chance to take control with nine minutes left. But on first-and-goal at the 4, Florida State recovered a botched snap. The Seminoles netted 26 yards rushing and were penalized 129 yards. Despite the lack of punch, they stayed in the game thanks to two big plays. They trailed 7-0 when Reid weaved up the middle on a runback, cut left and dashed to the end zone. The punt return broke the Orange Bowl record of 80 yards by former Florida State athletic director Cecil “Hootie” Ingram for Alabama in 1953. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Finally, in the third overtime, at 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time Wednesday, Kevin Kelly made a 29-yard field goal, giving Paterno and Penn State a 26-23 victory against Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles. “I told him we’re too old for this,” the 79-year-old Paterno said afterward. “It’s almost past my bedtime.” last_img read more

Simi ice skater figures on spot on United States Olympic team

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first_imgSIMI VALLEY – After more than a decade in training, skating hours every day and striving for perfection, Danielle Kahle’s chance at an Olympic medal will come down to just a couple of minutes this week. The Simi Valley teen is in St. Louis, Mo., where she’ll compete Thursday and Saturday in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and vie for a spot on America’s Winter Olympics team. “A lot of skaters are after the top three spots,” said Danielle, 16. She and 18 others – including Beatrissa Liung of Granada Hills – hope to not only secure a place as one of the best skaters in the U.S., but also the opportunity to compete next month for an Olympic medal in Turin, Italy. “When you figure-skate and you are good at it, it’s a whole-family project,” Carroll said. “You can’t just do it alone.” Danielle’s two brothers and two sisters have helped her pursue her passion, driving her to practices and even flying with her to Europe when their single mom couldn’t attend the 2003 Junior Grand Prix in Croatia, which Danielle won. Cathy Kahle works the front desk at the Easy Street rink. She is proud of her daughter’s success, but she doesn’t expect Danielle to make a career of it. “I hope she can be successful in whatever she wants to do. I don’t know what that might be,” Cathy Kahle said. Danielle’s not yet sure either. She would like to be a professional figure skater, but also enjoys acting. Thursday, she will skate to the theme from “Romeo and Juliet” and on Saturday to “Beauty and the Beast.” “I’ll feel good if I skate good,” Danielle said. “I’ll be happy with two clean programs.” Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 brad.greenberg@dailynews.com 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Danielle won the novice category at the nationals four years ago. She took 10th in the 2004 senior category and 11th last year. “At her age and experience, she is a dark horse, definitely,” said her trainer, Frank Carroll, who formerly coached figure-skating legend Michelle Kwan. “If I had to be absolutely ecstatic about the results, I would say in the top six.” Danielle has competed with more heart this year, Carroll said, but “we’re trying to overcome a tendency to not be consistent.” Danielle, a junior at Moorpark High School, trains more than 20 hours a week. She skates at least two hours each weekday, adds an hour of Pilates or yoga, and runs a few miles. There are also the hours she spends in the car, being driven from home in Simi Valley to her training rink in El Segundo. Last week, on winter break, she left the house several mornings at 8 and returned about 2 p.m., only to head to the Easy Street Ice Arena in Simi Valley for more skating. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Arena 7 require waiter/waitress

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first_imgArena7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny are seeking staff and they welcome applications for the position of waitress or waiter in the very busy Wood Berry Grill Bar & Restaurant.Job Description• 30+ Hours Per week• Available weekends and be flexible• Have bar skills Person Specification• Minimum 3 Years’ experience• Friendly & outgoing personality• Customer focused• Be able to work on own initiative and also take direction• Very much a team playerWe Offer• Competitive Salary• Meals on Duty• Staff Benefits• Shared Tips Email applications to sales@arena7.ieJob Vacancy: Arena 7 require waiter/waitress was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 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:Arena 7jobletterkennywaiterwaitresslast_img read more

PETS: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOG

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first_imgBY CLARE BOYLE: Sometimes when we leave ours dogs alone, when we come home, we might a trail of destruction, or we find that the dog cries all day stressed out!There are things we can do to to help pass the day for the dog without causing too much stress.Leave a radio playing so they feel the house isn’t totally emptyFor a period of 30 minutes before you are due to leave the house, pay no attention to the dog. Leave without making a fuss – a whisper of a goodbyeLeave a kong for the dog stuffed with something tasty such as chopped carrots mixed with crab paste or the dogs nuts mixed with beef paste that was frozen overnight to last longerLeave other things to keep them amused such as nylabones or a bowl of finely chopped veg or fruit (not grapes) Rawhide is not really good idea due to the risk of pieces of chewed rawhide becoming lodged in there oesophagus.When you return, pay little attention to the dog – put on the kettle, take your coat off, go into a different room before you speak to the dog.Implement a calm, sit routine so when you do come to greet the dog, it’s in a calm manner.   There are many ways our dogs can be stressed out but if we begin to watch our dogs body language, we will really start to learn their moods.PETS: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOG was last modified: February 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PETS: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOGlast_img read more