Video: Chelsea v Arsenal fallout – Diego Costa and Gabriel have clashed before…

first_imgIt’s safe to say Diego Costa and Gabriel Paulista have history.After the Chelsea striker and the Arsenal defender clashed during the Blues’ 2-0 win over their rivals on Saturday, which saw the Gunners player sent off, Costa has been lambasted for his provocative approach to the game.But it appears the Spain international exacted an element of revenge after an embarrassing piece of kidology by Gabriel when the two met in La Liga in 2013 for Atletico Madrid and Villarreal respectively.Is Gabriel just as bad as the Premier League’s undisputed pantomime villain?last_img read more

Can you believe this was tweeted from an official club Twitter account?

first_img9 Here’s another classic from Dortmund, when they replied to a rather confused user, who appeared to have tweeted the Bundesliga giants by mistake.And fellow Germans Borussia Mönchengladbach sent a tweet last summer which proved popular among fans of Football Manager, after a user claimed he was sacked by the German club on the computer game. 9 Conference outfit Cheltenham may not have the biggest presence on social media, but a tweet about a rather unusual kit malfunction at Gateshead on Saturday got them plenty of retweets. With kick-off approaching at the Gateshead International Stadium, the Robins were quick to confirm why opposing forward James Marwood was without a shirt number:  The Serie A side left Manchester with a point, drawing 1-1, and they provided City with a cheeky reply. Manuel Pellegrini’s men inevitably went on to win at the Stadio Olimpico. 9 9 9 Going back a few years, Klopp’s new club produced an inexplicable Twitter blunder in the early years of the social media site. Liverpool posted the message below, which rival fans still love to share when things are not going well for the Reds. Following Jose Mourinho’s jibes of West Ham’s ‘19th-century’ style of football in 2014, West Ham poked fun at the Chelsea boss with this tongue-in-cheek picture of the Hammers arriving at Stamford Bridge for their Boxing Day fixture last season.  9 Man City’s media team made a gaffe when they stupidly tempted fate ahead of their Champions League group tie with Roma last season, as Francesco Totti broke his English duck with a goal at the Etihad a few hours later. 9 Official club Twitter accounts aren’t usually the best source of entertainment on social media, but there are exceptions.Following Liverpool’s appointment of German manager Jürgen Klopp, former club Borussia Dortmund wished their former boss well with a Beatles-inspired image. last_img read more

Arsenal fans say Arsene Wenger leaving would be ‘my worst moment as a Gunners fan’

first_img1 Arsène Wenger, speaking at Arsenal’s Annual General Meeting, hinted that he could walk away from the north London outfit in 2017.The Frenchman said: “I am resolute to commit absolutely until the last day of my contract to bring back big success to this club, and leave as well one day in a position where it can do even better when I leave.”Wenger signed a new three-year contract shortly after Arsenal lifted the FA Cup following their victory over Hull City at Wembley Stadium – ending their nine-year wait for a trophy – in May 2014.With no extension currently on the horizon, the 65-year-old could therefore leave his position at the end of the 2016-17 season. And while some Gunners supporters may be buoyed the news, a large number are saddened that the Frenchman, who has delivered such outstanding stability to the club in his 19-year reign, could leave the Emirates in less than two years’ time.Take a look at the top reactions to Wenger’s comments, on Twitter, below. Arsene Wenger last_img read more

Castaic fire 10 percent contained

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – A 41,000-acre wildfire near Castaic that destroyed seven structures and 14 boats in a storage area was about 10 percent contained today, a county fire official said. The so-called Ranch Fire is expected to be contained, or fully surrounded, by Oct. 31 — a week from tomorrow, a county fire officials said at a morning briefing in Santa Clarita. The fire, which started about 9:45 p.m. Saturday about 8 miles northwest of Castaic near Townsend Peak, was burning in sparsely populated area. More than 750 firefighters are assigned to the blaze. Three homes and four outbuildings have been destroyed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.last_img read more

Rescued shelter dog saves owner’s life

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I’m a janitor in town,” she said. “I had everyone’s keys in my backpack. I had to go back and get them.” She crawled back into her burning home in Idaho City, about 40 miles northeast of Boise, with Anna close at her side. But Jennings said she became disoriented and was nearly overcome by smoke. She tried to get back out but crawled in the wrong direction, heading toward the pantry instead of the door. Anna showed her the way out. “She pushed on me; she nudged me out the door,” Jennings said. BOISE, Idaho – Sometimes rescuers need to be rescued, too. Candace Jennings was sleeping on the couch when she was nudged awake by her dog, Anna, to find her mobile home engulfed in flames early Thanksgiving Day. The blond heeler, an abused stray dog Jennings had adopted from an animal shelter, whined and howled until they ran outside. “I had an awful headache. The place was filled with smoke,” she told the Idaho Statesman for a story published Saturday. But Jennings said she ran back into her burning home to save some items. The roof collapsed as Jennings, barefoot and wearing only pajamas, ran to some trees in the 15-degree weather. Jennings suffered burns to her feet and then frostbite. Anna and two other dogs Jennings has were not injured.160Want 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


first_imgAer Arann Executive Chairman Padraig O Ceidigh, Dragon’s Den star Bobby Kerr and Jim Power, Chief Economist and Economic Advisor to the Friends First Group are just some of the high-profile speakers at this week’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week.Organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, the aim of the week-long programme of events is to inspire and motivate people to consider the idea of starting a business and to provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business. Running from today, Monday 7th March through to this Friday March 11th in venues across the county; the theme for the week is “Back to Basics – key building blocks for growing your business”.“We have secured some really excellent events and speakers this year”, said Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board. “There are seminars and workshops covering everything from how to drive up sales to developing new products and managing cashflow.”The week kicks off in Letterkenny at lunchtime today with Bobby Kerr, star of RTE Dragons’ Den and Chairman of Insomnia Coffee, who will be guest of honour at the official launch of Enterprising Donegal Business Week.Later today Jim Power, the high profile Chief Economist at Friends First, will host an evening seminar.Events continue tomorrow morning (Tuesday) with a Marketing workshop hosted by Suzanne Hill of Handel Export Consulting with contributions from Michael Faulkner of EuroXchanger and Seed-Ups, Seamus McAdams of i2 Total Marketing and Niall McKeown of Ion Technologies Ltd. On Wednesday Padraig O Ceidigh of Aer Arann will be guest of honour at a business lunch in Lettekenny.  Earlier that day there will be a morning workshop on Branding hosted by Carton Le Vert including a case study by Lynn Temple of Magee Clothing.There will also be a seminar on Lean business processes hosted by Enterprise Ireland with a case study on Inishowen Engineering.Wednesday evening will see some of the top names in the Irish Food sector coming to Letterkenny to attend a major seminar “Food – finding your way to the customer.”Guest speakers include Mary Ann O’Brien of Lily O’Brien’s chocolates, Alan Kingston of speciality food producer Glenilen Farm and food industry consultant James Burke, former board member and Trading Manager at Superquinn.On Thursday morning there will be a special workshop on effective sales techniques hosted by Stephen Friel of Friel Consulting and a workshop on Social Intelligence by Mark Keightley, MD of the UK consultancy Mind Associates. The Enterprise Board is also hosting a lunch on Thursday in association with the Donegal Women in Business Network, with guest speaker Nicola Byrne, the award-winning founder of directory enquiry service Call 11890 Limited.The week wraps up on Friday 11th with a workshop on starting your own business hosted by Padraic O Maille with contributions from Malachi Eastwood, MD of Gartan Technologies, and Brian Sweeney, MD of the Swilly Group.For further information about Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2011 contact Celine Carroll, Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email Alternatively, you can visit the Donegal County Enterprise Board’s website at GURUS ARRIVE FOR DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK was last modified: March 6th, 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


first_imgIN his speech to the Dail, Finance Minister Michael Noonan explained why he is winding up IRBC – Anglo Irish Bank.This is what he told the Dail in the late night debate:A Cheann Comhairle, I move this Bill to be read a second time. I would like to thank you all for your attendance at such short notice.As I have consistently informed this House, the Government has been in ongoing discussions with the European Central Bank to reach an agreed position on resolving the Promissory Note satisfactorily for all sides; the Irish State, the European Central Bank and the Eurozone.As many Deputies will have noted from this evening’s media commentary, the ECB is considering a proposal from the Government as part of these ongoing discussions. In the discussions with the ECB it was envisaged that the first step would be the liquidation of IBRC and the sale of its remaining assets to NAMA or other market purchasers.As soon as the information relating to the proposal to liquidate IBRC was made public, there was an immediate risk to the bank. Given this position, I as Minister for Finance, took immediate action to secure the stability of the Bank and the value of its assets, valued at €12 billion, on behalf of the State. To this end, I vested the powers of the Board temporarily in an employee of KPMG and a KPMG team is now in control of the Bank on my behalf.The Government has met in the last hour and approved this proposed legislation for presentation to the Oireachtas. What will happen to IBRC?Once the legislation is passed joint Special Liquidators will be appointed to IBRC with immediate effect to wind up its business and operations.It is intended that the net debt owed by IBRC to the Central Bank and its associated floating charge security will be purchased by NAMA, using NAMA bonds, in a way that ensures that there is no capital loss for the Central Bank.The Ministerial Guarantee underpinning the net debt owed to the Central Bank will also be transferred to NAMA. Eligible depositors, bondholders and counterparties will be repaid under the Deposit Guarantee Scheme and Eligible Liabilities Guarantee Scheme. There is also a Derivatives Guarantee in place. As is common in liquidations, all employment contracts in IBRC are immediately terminated, but the Special Liquidators have indicated that the majority of staff are likely to be re-hired to assist in the liquidation on such terms and for such duration as the Special Liquidators may designate.As indicated, the IBRC debt to the Central Bank, which is intended to be purchased by NAMA, is secured by a floating charge over the assets of IBRC and a Ministerial Guarantee.Following an independent valuation process, the Special Liquidators will sell the assets of IBRC (which are subject to the floating charge) to third parties at or above their independent valuation and failing that, the Special Liquidators will sell the assets to NAMA at their valuation price.The proceeds of these sales will be used to repay creditors in accordance with normal Companies Acts priorities, so that preferred creditors, including employees would be paid first, and then the IBRC debt to NAMA would be paid under the floating charge. To the extent that there are proceeds available after repayment in full of the NAMA debt, these proceeds will be applied to remaining unsecured creditors who have not been paid under the guarantee schemes (which, for clarity, do not include the Deposit Guarantee Scheme). These remaining unsecured creditors will include the Minister to the extent that he has paid out under guarantee schemes. Similarly, if the proceeds are not sufficient to pay IBRC’s debt to NAMA, the shortfall to NAMA will be met by the existing Ministerial guarantee.The remaining subsidiaries will be wound up or sold by the Special Liquidators to optimise value, and once all of its obligations are resolved, IBRC will cease to exist. Main Provisions of the Bill I will now go through the sections of the proposed Bill. Section 3 sets out the purposes of the Act.Section 4 provides that the Minister will make a Special Liquidation Order in respect of IBRC.Section 5 provides, among other things, for the publication of the Special Liquidation Order.Section 6 provides, amongst other matters: (i) for an immediate stay on all proceedings against IBRC, (ii) that no further actions or proceedings can be issued against IBRC without the consent of the High Court, (iii) that no action or proceedings for the winding up of Red, or the appointment of a liquidator or an examiner can be taken, issued, continued or commenced, (iv) for the removal of any liquidator or examiner appointed prior to the Order, and (v) that the order constitutes notice of termination of employment for each employee with immediate effect.Section 7 provides for the appointment of the Special Liquidators.Section 8 limits the power to grant injunctive relief in certain proceedings.Section 9 provides that the Minister will issue instructions and may issue directions to the Special Liquidators and requires the Special Liquidators to comply with such instructions and directions.Sections 10&11 deal with the application of certain sections of the Companies Acts and Central Bank and Credit Institutions (Resolution) Act 2011 in the context of the winding up.Section 12 provides for the sale or transfer of assets and liabilities in IBRC.Section 13 provides that the Minister may give directions in writing to NAMA in relation to: (i) the acquisition by NAMA of the debt of IBRC to the Central Bank; and (ii) in relation to the purchase of assets of IBRC from the Special Liquidators.Section 14 provides that the Minister shall direct the Special Liquidators in respect of the independent valuation of the assets of IBRC prior to sale;Section 17 provides that the Minister may issue securities.Customer ImpactThe decision to liquidate IBRC is unique to IBRC and does not affect other banks. In the case of IBRC, the vast majority of IBRC’s deposit accounts moved to AIB and Permanent TSB last year and they are unaffected by today’s announcement.Deposit accounts that were retained in IBRC are generally associated with a wider ongoing relationship with the bank. It is important to state that all eligible deposits up to €100,000 for an individual and €200,000 for two individuals holding a joint account in IBRC are protected by the Deposit Guarantee Scheme in operation in the State and eligible deposits beyond this limit are guaranteed under the Eligible Liabilities Guarantee Scheme.It is critically important that deposit account holders, mortgage account holders, and those indebted to IBRC understand that their situation following the liquidation should generally remain unchanged. If deposit account holders have any concerns they should make contact with the operators of the relevant schemes. Contact numbers are available on the Department of Finance website.Staff ImpactsI wish to emphasise that the reason these steps are being taken is entirely distinct from the performance or direction of the Board or management of IBRC. It is simply compelling in the larger public interest to now take this action and the Government has made its decision on that basis alone.I want to acknowledge, with much appreciation, the significant efforts the directors and staff of IBRC have made to the stabilisation of, and maintenance of value in, IBRC.I regret the abruptness of how this decision is communicated to the management and staff, but due to the scale, sensitivity and complexity of the economic issues involved, it was necessary in the public interest to keep the matter confidential until now.Unfortunately, as is common in liquidations, all employee contracts will be terminated on the winding-up of IBRC. However, it has been indicated to me that the majority of staff will, if they wish, be re-hired for the purposes of the orderly liquidation on such terms and for such duration as may be determined by the Special Liquidators.Employees will rank, in the normal way, as preferential creditors ahead of NAMA and unsecured creditors in respect of certain amounts owing on a winding-up, including accrued wages, salaries, holiday pay, sick pay, statutory redundancy, pensions contributions and claims for damages arising from accidents.I understand that this announcement will come as quite a shock to employees of IBRC and to some of those who do business with the bank and the Special Liquidators will be instructed to handle that as well as possible in the circumstances.ConclusionI would have preferred to be introducing this Bill in tandem with a finalised agreement with the European Central Bank. However, I understand that the European Central Bank will continue to consider the proposals made by the Irish Government tomorrow.I commend this bill to the HouseDAIL DEBATE: MINISTER NOONAN’S SPEECH TO TDs ON EURO-BANK DEAL was last modified: February 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DAIL DEBATE: MINISTER NOONAN’S SPEECH TO TDs ON EURO-BANK DEALlast_img read more

Spurs scorched by the Suns

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Hinrich shot 9-of-12 from the field and Gordon, in just his sixth start of the season, was 7-for-11. Mavericks 83, Timberwolves 79: Dirk Nowitzki overcame 3 ½ quarters of being pestered by Kevin Garnett to score seven straight points in the closing minutes, helping Dallas rally past visiting Minnesota. Nowitzki scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, most coming during a 14-3 run over the last 3:04. Jazz 94, Pistons 90: Andrei Kirilenko had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and former Pistons player Mehmet Okur added 13 points and 17 rebounds as the Utah Jazz beat host Detroit for the second time this season, in overtime. The win gave Utah a season-series sweep of Detroit and almost as many wins against the Pistons (2) as the rest of the NBA combined (3). The 26-5 Pistons, losers for just the second time in 13 games, had their 10-game home winning streak snapped. Cavaliers 96, Bucks 88: LeBron James scored 35 points and shook off the effects of a hard fall as host Cleveland rebounded from an awful loss by beating Milwaukee. Hawks 101, Hornets 93: Al Harrington scored 24 points and Atlanta withstood a career-high 29 points from Speedy Claxton to end visiting New Orleans’ three-game winning streak. Magic 108, Bobcats 92: Dwight Howard had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and host Orlando took advantage of the injury-riddled Charlotte frontcourt. Wizards 103, Celtics 102: Gilbert Arenas scored 31 points, including two free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining, and host Washington beat Boston to snap a four-game losing streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tim Duncan had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs. Manu Ginobili scored 19, Tony Parker 18 and Robert Horry 15 for the defending NBA champs. Bulls 111, Grizzlies 82: Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points and Ben Gordon had 21 as Chicago shot 62 percent and ended Memphis’ five-game winning streak with the home win. center_img Shawn Marion and Steve Nash triggered a fourth-quarter surge that lifted Phoenix over visiting San Antonio, snapping the Spurs’ five-game winning streak in a matchup of division leaders. Marion scored 11 in the fourth quarter to finish with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nash scored 10 in the fourth and had 22 points and 10 assists in the Suns’ seventh victory in eight games. The lone loss in the stretch was in triple overtime to the Knicks in New York on Monday night. Boris Diaw also scored 18 for Phoenix, which beat San Antonio for only the second time in their last nine regular season meetings. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Bar Cook required for popular bar

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Roadhouse Bar is seeking to recruit an experienced Bar Cook for the popular bar outside Ballybofey.Key Requirements:Cooking standard pub grubPrevious experience working in a busy kitchen environment is essentialA genuine passion for foodA good understanding of health, safety and food hygiene legislationGood work ethic and be a good team playerExcellent time management and an efficient workerThis role is a full time position. Only respondents with the required experience will be considered.A competitive salary will be offered for this role.Closing date for these applications is Friday 27th JulyPlease apply in writing or by e-mail to the address below: HR DepartmentRoadhouse BarCappryBallybofeyCo. DonegalEmail: roadhousecappry@gmail.comJob Vacancy: Bar Cook required for popular bar was last modified: July 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ballybofey jobsCapprychefcookculinaryJob VacanciesRoadhouse Bartwin townslast_img read more


first_imgPictured are Team members from R-L Conor Morrison, Lucas Savva, Senan Crawford and Jack Lawler..Four Transition Year students from St. Eunan’s College in Letterkenny have taken their school’s first F1 in team, Sigma Racing into pole position!Each having a keen interest in IT, Social Media and F1 racing the lads had all the necessary skills and interests to enter the competition and represent their school.After finishing second overall in their Regional Finals which took place on the 5th March at G.M.I.T Castlebar, the lads are now through to the National Finals next Tuesday April 30th at Griffith College, Dublin. The Transition year students were among 94 teams from 63 schools across 22 counties to accept the challenge to compete in the latest 2012-13 season of F1 in Schools competition.Reeling after their Regional Final success the boys are now racing towards the National Finals to take place in Griffith College on the 30th of April.The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is part of an international competition to determine the best-engineered and fastest car in Ireland, with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone as patron. Open to all secondary schools, the competition challenges students to design and manufacture compressed air-powered racing cars, using the latest of innovative technology and their own bright ideas.The competition inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way. “Being the first team to enter the competition from St. Eunan’s college we have gained an awful amount of valuable experience throughout the competition, which will be a learning curve for us in the later stages of our lives,” said Conor Morrison Marketing Manager of Sigma Racing.“We would like to thank all our sponsors without whom, this project would not be possible.”For more information of F1 in Schools Challenge and to track the progress on ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE STUDENTS REV INTO FORMULA ONE FINAL was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE STUDENTS REV INTO FORMULA ONE FINALlast_img read more