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Giroud fighting for starting spot again

first_imgPARIS, France (AP):Despite helping France reach the European Championship final, striker Olivier Giroud finds himself once again fighting for his place in the national side.His position has come under serious threat from Kevin Gameiro, and coach Didier Deschamps must choose between them to play alongside Antoine Griezmann in today’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden.Gameiro appears to be the favourite to start, but Giroud’s physicality and heading ability could prove useful against a robust Sweden side level with France in Group A.”Olivier and Kevin have different styles. Olivier is more of a link player, Kevin is more about speed and making runs,” Deschamps said. “Both are very effective. I can use one at the start and one can come on during the match, depending on the opposition.”Giroud scored three goals at Euro 2016, forging a decent partnership with Griezmann, the competition’s top scorer with six, but he has lost his place in the Arsenal side to Chile striker Alexis Sanchez, while Gameiro is thriving at club level alongside Griezmann at Atletico Madrid.Although Giroud started France’s first match in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, he missed two clear chances in a 0-0 draw at Belarus.Gameiro replaced him in a 4-1 win at home against Bulgaria and a 1-0 win at the Netherlands. He scored twice against Bulgaria, with his second goal set up by Griezmann. Their partnership is progressing well at Atletico, where they have 13 goals between them this season.However, Giroud also has found some form recently for Arsenal.He came off the bench to score twice in quick succession in a 4-1 win at Sunderland and followed that up with a goal in the Champions League.last_img read more

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5 teenagers slapped with murder charge

first_imgit was complete mayhem in the compound of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts when the five teenagers charged with brutally murdering retired University Professor Perry Mars made their entrance.The teens – two females and three males – hid their faces while being escorted to court under the watchful eyes of nearly a dozen Police Officers.A number of persons flocked the court compound to get a glimpse of the teenagers.Meanwhile, Police Officers barred members of the media from standing on the court steps to take photographs and they were also not allowed to enter the courtroom to witness the in-camera proceedings.The five teens were not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder. The 15-year-old teenage girl involved in the incident was charged as a juvenile, while the others were charged as adults. They were allThe female suspects being escorted by Police Officersremanded to prison.Mars, of Bissessar Avenue, Prashad Nagar, Greater Georgetown, was found bound and beaten in his home about 18:30h on Thursday by his wife. He was rushed to a hospital where he later succumbed.The alleged teen murderers were all arrested on Friday last as persons in the area identified them as the persons who were seen leaving Mars’ yard with suitcases and bags filled with valuables.The stolen items were said to have been recovered in the homes of the teens in Sophia and Campbellville.They are expected to make their next court appearance on June 14.The male suspects being escorted by Police Officerslast_img read more

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4H members to be recognized at 4H Achievement Days July 19 and 20

first_imgThe event begins at 8 a.m. both days with the rabbit show getting things started. Horse, Outdoor Living, Rabbit, Photography and Cloverbud Clubs will wrap up their club year by showing off their projects for all to see, while the Beef, Swine and Sheep Clubs will be displaying, and selling some of their items.The steer, lamb and hog sale will be held on July 20 starting at 5 p.m. after the trophy and awards presentations have concluded.A free supper will also be provided to buyers, sponsors and supporters of 4H.- Advertisement -Anyone wanting more information on 4H Achievement days is encouraged to call James Wiebe at 250-630-2621 or Britta Studer at 250-827-3698.last_img

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Arsenal vow fan safety in Moscow clash is ‘top priority’

first_img0Shares0000Arsene Wenger will pit his Arsenal side against CSKA Moscow in the Europa League, the London club’s last chance of winning a trophy this season © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 16 – Arsenal have promised to make supporter safety their top priority when the Premier League club face CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals at a time of strained relations between Britain and Russia.British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats over the nerve agent poisoning of a former spy, and said British royals and ministers would not attend the World Cup in Russia this year. The first leg of the Arsenal-CSKA tie will take place in London on April 5 with the return leg in the Russian capital on April 12.The trip to Moscow will be under scrutiny until the tie begins, with one Gunners supporters’ group calling it “a hot potato of a draw in view of the political stand-off”.But Arsenal chiefs insist they want to make sure everything is in place to provide a safe environment.“The safety of our fans is always a top priority for us and we will be working with the relevant authorities in London and Moscow in preparation for the game,” a club spokesman said.Arsenal also posted a statement on their website drawing the attention of fans to travel advice issued by Britain’s Foreign Office, which said: “Due to heightened political tensions between the UK and Russia, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time.“You’re advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments.”The competition represents Arsenal’s only remaining chance of winning a trophy this season and their sole chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.Atletico Madrid, who won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012 and were losing Champions League finalists in two of the last four seasons, are the most imposing of the quarter-finalists. They take on Sporting Lisbon, with the first leg in Portugal, for a place in the last four.Marseille, the only former Champions League winner left in the competition, face rising German force RB Leipzig, who are competing in Europe for the first time.Former Barcelona ‘keeper Andoni Zubizarreta and current Marseille sports director was upbeat about being France’s last remaining French representative in UEFA competition.“PSG and Lyon are gone. And the final (of the Europa League) is in Lyon. We are the only French side left, nobody was thinking about us but here we are. We are very happy to be in the quarters.“Representing France in a competition whose final is in France, Lyon is not far from us, it’s really quite something,” said Zubizarreta.Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg, finalists in 1994 but very much the minnows of this year’s last eight, travel to Rome for their first leg against Lazio.All the matches will be played on April 5 and April 12.The final at the Parc OL in Lyon is on Wednesday May 16.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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WHY DONEGAL FOLK ARE GIVING THE CLOTHES OFF THEIR BACKS FOR A GREAT CAUSE

first_imgWardrobes in Donegal are set to empty over the coming weekend as people respond to the “Homes From Donegal” charity clothing collection on the 7th & 8th February.There are 55 collection points around the county, with funds raised being used to build much needed housing in the Central African Republic for refugees.The founder of “Homes From Donegal”, Tim Jackson from Stranorlar, said there has ben a huge response to the appeal. “I’ve been inundated with calls from people who want to give us whatever they can. The response has been really incredible. So far we have built nine homes, and every single piece of clothing we get will help build more.”“At a cost of only €700, the price of a new iPhone really, a home will provide a family with shelter and security, easing some of the hardships the refugees have faced over the past two years.”“Homes From Donegal” began after Tim travelled to the Central African Republic last year, helping the NGO, Caritas.Having been displaced in a bloody war that swept the Central African Republic, one million refugees fled into make-shift camps and Church grounds for protection. Most have had to stay there despite a reprieve in the violence, as their homes and villages have been destroyed by rebels. Seeing the poverty and suffering of so many innocent refugees, he decided on his return to Ireland to start raising money to build homes with Caritas.All funds raised in the “Homes From Donegal” clothing collection will benefit this worthy cause. For more information or to donate, see homesfromdonegal.com or facebook.com/homesfromdonegal.1. Carndonagh, Colgan Hall Sun 8th 12-4pm2. Buncrana, St. Mary’s Oratory Sun 8th 9-2pm3. Muff, St. Mary’s Hall, Sun 8th 9-2pm 4. Burt, St. Mary’s Hall, Sat 7th 11-4pm5. Newtowncunningham, All Saints Chapel Feb. 7th & 8th Masses6. Newtowncunningham, Trinity Court Housing All week until Feb 8th7. Killea, Killea Chapel Sunday Mass Martyrs Feb. 7th & 8th Masses 8. Irish Martyrs Feb. 7th & 8th Masses9. Cathedral Feb. 7th & 8th Masses10. Aura Leisure Centre Sun 8th 10am-2pm11. Glenswilly, Fox Hall Sun 8th 10am – 3pm12. Kilmacrennan, St. Columba’s Church Sun 8th 10.30-1pm13. Ramelton, St. Mary’s Old School Sat 7th 11-4pm14. Milford, The Milford Hall (Supper Hall) Sun 8th 12-3pm15. Rathmullan, Church Car Park Sun 8th 10am – 2pm16. Massmount, Chapel Feb. 7th & 8th Masses17. Fanavolty, Chapel Feb. 7th & 8th Masses18. Carrigart, The Carrigart Hall Sun 8th 9-2pm19. Termon, An Craoibhin, Sun 8th 10am – 2pm20. Creeslough, St. Michael’s Church, Sun 8th 9am-1pm21. Ards Friary, Feb. 7th & 8th Masses22. Dunfanaghy, Ozanam Community Centre, Sun 8th 9-2pm23. Falcarragh, Aras Begley Hall, Sun 8th 9-2pm24. Gortahork, Parochial Hall, Sun 8th 9-2pm25. Gaoth Dobhair, Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhar Sun 8th 11-2pm26. Anagaire, Annagry Big Hall Sun 8th 9.30-1.30pm27. Kincasslagh, St. Mary’s Hall Mon 9th, 9.30-12.30pm28. Burtonport, St. Columba’s Community Centre, Acres, Mon 9th, 9.30-12.30pm29. Dungloe Parochial Hall Sat 7th, 11am – 3pm30. Leitirmacaward St. Brigid’s Hall Sat 7th 6.30pm-7pm, Mon 9th 11-2pm31. Glenties Market Hall Sun 8th 11 – 1 pm32. Ardara Parish Centre 31st Jan 12-4pm33. Glenfin Parish Hall Sun 8th 9am – 2pm34. Sessiaghoneill Church Feb. 7th & 8th Masses35. Stranorlar Old Parish Centre Sat 7th 6-7pm, Sun 8th 9-1pm36. Drumkeen St. Patrick’s Hall Feb. 7th & 8th Masses37. Crossroads St. Patrick’s Church Feb. 7th & 8th Masses38. Convoy St. Mary’s Hall Sun 8th 9-2pm39. Castlefin Parochial Hall Sat 7th 4-5pm40. Raphoe St. Eunan’s Church Sun 8th 9-2pm41. Doneyloop Community Centre Sat 9-2pm42. Donegal Town St. Patrick’s Parish Centre Sun 8th After Masses43. Rossnowlagh Franciscan Friary Sun 8th 9-2pm44. Ballyshannon Pastoral Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm45. Pettigo Parish Hall Feb. 7th & 8th Masses46. Bundoran Pastoral Centre Feb. 7th & 8th Masses47. Killymard Old Church Sun 8th 10-1pm48. Mountcharles Community Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm49. Drimarone Hall Sun 8th 9-1pm50. Frosses Hall Sun 8th 9-1pm51. Inver Community Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm52. Bruckless Community Centre Sun 8th 10-2pm53. Killybegs The Tara Hotel Sun 8th 9-2pm54. Kilcar Parish Hall Sat 7th 2.30-6.30pm55. Glencolmcille, Halla Muire, Cashel Sun 8th 9-2pmWHY DONEGAL FOLK ARE GIVING THE CLOTHES OFF THEIR BACKS FOR A GREAT CAUSE was last modified: February 3rd, 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)Tags:clothes collectionHomes of DonegalTim Jacksonlast_img read more

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HUGE SURGE IN PAYMENT FOR NON-DOMESTIC WATER CHARGES ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgThere has been a surge in the payment of non-domestic water charges in the last month following an intensive campaign kick-started by Donegal County Council.Garry Martin, Director of Finance & Emergency has thanked all the customers who have paid the charge or who are engaging with the council to pay it.He said “In early July, Donegal County Council issued approximately 3,000 arrears reminder letters to non-domestic water users throughout the County. “Customers were advised to respond by the 31st July 2013 otherwise the Council would have no option but to commence proceedings to recover the debt and recommence the restriction and/or disconnection of the supply if it is not being paid for.“The Council is delighted with the surge in payment following the recent issue of arrears letters and we would like to thank all customers who have responded positively to these reminders”.This campaign has been led out through the Councils recently established Income Collection Unit which has been tasked with collecting income that the Council is owed from a range of charges including the NPPR charge, Commercial Rates and Non-Domestic Water Charges.The Council will now be initiating proceedings against those customers who have not responded or made any meaningful attempt to address the arrears on their account and this will include imposing water restrictions and disconnections. Mr. Martin added “This action is not taken lightly. However, we are now left with little option but to proceed with imposing these restrictions or disconnections.“In tandem with this approach accounts will be referred for legal action or to an external debt collection agency”.To avoid any of these actions, the Council appeals to all users of a non-domestic water supply to ensure that all outstanding bills are paid immediately. For more information contact the Council on 074 9153900. HUGE SURGE IN PAYMENT FOR NON-DOMESTIC WATER CHARGES ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilGarry Martinnon-domestic water chargespaymentlast_img read more

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TV3 TO BROADCAST FURTHER REVELATIONS ABOUT DOUBLE-KILLER GALLAGHER TONIGHT

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The brother of John Gallagher is to reveal further revelations about the double-killer in a television documentary tonight.Midweek on TV3 will broadcast an interview with Gallagher’s brother Donal.The Lifford man will speak about how the latest twist in the story of John Gallagher has plunged the Donegal family into further crisis. The majority of the family say they do not believe the 46 year old, who killed Anne and Annie Gillespie in 1988, is insane.However they also say they do not want him released from the Central Mental Hospital for fear he will strike again.Collette Fitzpatrick interviews Donal Gallagher and asks what will the family do if John successfully applies to be released from hospital when the Mental Health Review Board meets to decide his case.Midweek is on TV3 tonight at 10pm.  TV3 TO BROADCAST FURTHER REVELATIONS ABOUT DOUBLE-KILLER GALLAGHER TONIGHT was last modified: May 31st, 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:Donal GallagherJohn GallagherTV3last_img read more

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Stamp of approval for iconic Fanad Lighthouse

first_imgAn Post have announced the release of four new stamps, which will feature an image of the stunning Fanad Lighthouse at the top of the Fanad Peninsula. The new 72c stamps will honour the Commissioners of Irish Lights who manage lighthouses and navigation of the seas around Ireland.Fanad Lighthouse is a top highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way, and the spectacular structure appears on one of the four stamps with an Irish Lights helicopter at work in the picture. With images of the lighthouse now being circulated around the world, the attraction which was first lit in 1817 could grow even more in popularity.Fanad Lighthouse has enjoyed recent refurbishment and was officially opened to the public this year. Visitors flock to take in amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean from the beautiful location, which has been voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world.The new stamps will be released in a special first day cover envelope and booklet featuring Irish Lights staff working on a buoy, a helicopter, Irish Lights technology and the Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile.Designed by Dublin’s Vermillion Design, the stamps may be viewed and purchased at all main post offices and online at irishstamps.ie. Stamp of approval for iconic Fanad Lighthouse was last modified: October 7th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Mavericks Barbers: What is the difference between beard oil and beard balm?

first_imgThis week, the male grooming experts at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop Letterkenny explain the answer to a common question – what is the difference between beard oil and beard balm? It’s a question we get asked a lot in Mavericks. It can be answered, but which one you should use is a decision bested suited to the man himself and simply which one he like the best. First of all what is the difference: Beard balms contain ingredients such as shea butter and beeswax which give them more substance and a solid form. However when you are applying it and rub it between the palms of your hands the heat and friction turns it into an oil.Since balms contain these ingredients they have an ability to tame a beard. This is useful if it is a long beard, in our opinion it is a negligible point for a short or stubble beard.Beard balms maybe a small bit more expensive. However, generally there is substantially more in the tin and it will last you a lot longer than a beard oil, therefore making it better value.Beard oil is easier to work into the root and the man’s face, which is essential in achieving the complete healthy beard and avoiding the dreaded beardruff. What is the same:All good quality balms and oils will contain some form of a natural oil such as jojoba, argan, sweet almond, grapeseed. These all have terrific hydrating/moisturizing abilities for your skin and hair follicles and it will be the main ingredient. Regardless if you use balm or oil, you must apply it daily for optimum results. You actually use very little, but it must be regular.Short Beard – For shorter beards it may be better to go for beard oil.Long Beard – If you have longer facial hair anything over 4cm it may become necessary to tame the beast a bit. The fullness and malleability of the beard is greatly improved with beard balm. Shine – If you prefer your beard to feel light and look shiny, beard oil is the ideal option for you.Beard balm works best if you pair it with a great beard brush. This will help you shape the beard up even better and help you tame unruly hairs in your beard. Can I use both of them?I certainly didn’t tell you to choose between beard oil and beard balm. The fact that these two products have their differences and similarities, this doesn’t stop you from using both of them. You can easily include both in your beard care routine. Even at the same time. The Mavericks, the ones that have decent beards (you know who I’m talking about… No, not Ronan or Noel) often apply Prorasso beard oil and comb it right into the roots, then tame and hold the shape of the beard with a touch of Capt. Fawcett’s beard balm for the ultimate treatment and look. With over 20 different beard balms, oils and soaps, Mavericks has one of the best ranges of beard products in the country. If you’re a bearded hipster, sporting a bit of stubble or the proud owner of the ultimate woodsman beard, feel free to come in and browse our range of the top beard products available to man, not to mention bespoke beard trimming!!!Call into us at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop on lower Main Street Letterkenny. You can also check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop) and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber Mavericks Barbers: What is the difference between beard oil and beard balm? was last modified: March 7th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:beardsMavericks Barberslast_img read more

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Teamwork pays dividends for St. Bernard’s girls

first_imgThe top two teams in the Division-5 playoffs will renew their rivalry at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco this evening, with the little matter of a North Coast Section championship up for grabs.No. 2 seed St.Bernard’s will play No. 1 Urban in the title game for the second straight season, although this time around the Crusaders will have to make the trip to the Blues’ backyard.And if last year’s showdown is anything to go by, today’s game will be a close and hard-fought affair between two …last_img

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