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Messi scores record 8th Champions League hat trick

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Barcelona, which leads the Spanish league with four wins from four matches, dominated possession and was in control throughout the match, with PSV threatening only a few times on counterattacks. The Dutch club gained some momentum halfway through second half but wasn’t able to capitalize on its brief dominance.“With the score at 1-0, it was dangerous every time they attacked,” Valverde said. “But after the second goal we played better, even with 10 men.”Succeeding in the Champions League is one of Barcelona’s main goals this season after struggling in the European competition in recent years. The Catalan club won the European title in 2015 but was eliminated in the quarterfinals the last three seasons in a row. Last year it relinquished a three-goal advantage from the first leg against Roma.PSV, back in the Champions League after a one-year absence, is winless in seven matches at the group stage of the European competition.“We are still a team which is growing and we can’t really keep pace with a game like this played in this big stadium,” said PSV coach Mark van Bommel, who won the Champions League as a player with Barcelona in 2006. “We’ve got things to improve but that scoreline was too big for the quality of performance we gave.”PSV is in the group stage for the 16th time but the Dutch club’s only success in the continental competition came before the inception of the Champions League when it lifted the European Cup in 1988.The game was one of two early kickoffs, a change meant to maximize television audiences. Another six games started simultaneously at 1900 GMT, 15 minutes later than in previous seasons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the group B Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona fans can stop worrying. Lionel Messi is just fine — and he scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick to prove it.Three days after a rare poor performance in the Spanish league, Messi returned to normal service on Tuesday with three goals in a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League opener. That took the Argentine past longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has seven Champions League hat tricks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Mourinho asks players to be like Federer ahead of Swiss game Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ousmane Dembele also scored for Barcelona, which was already 3-0 up when it was reduced to 10 men as defender Samuel Umtiti was sent off with a second yellow card for a hard foul in the 79th.The Group B result extended Barcelona’s unbeaten run at home to 27 matches in the Champions League. The Catalan club has won 25 games and drawn only two during the streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMessi had struggled in the team’s league win at Real Sociedad on Saturday, a worrying sign just ahead of the team’s important Champions League opener.But he put that behind him with a beautiful free kick in the 32nd minute to open the scoring at Camp Nou Stadium. He curled the ball over the PSV wall from 25 meters (yards) out into the top corner beyond the reach of goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “Messi makes extraordinary things look routine,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “The free kick goal came just when we needed to break the game open. It was masterful.”Dembele added to the lead with a well-placed shot from outside the area in the 75th, and Messi sealed the victory with goals in the 77th and 87th minutes.Dembele used a nifty move to get past two defenders before making a run toward the goal and striking his long-range shot into the far corner. It was the fifth goal of the campaign for Dembele, surpassing his total from last season.Messi’s second goal came after he received a perfect pass by Ivan Rakitic inside the area and calmly sent a low shot into the far corner. He completed his first hat trick of the season after Luis Suarez set him up on a counterattack.PSV forward Hirving Lozano had a goal disallowed for offside in the 83rd, after Umtiti was sent off after a foul on Lozano while trying to stop a breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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More donations keep coming into the FSJ Hospital Foundation

first_imgAnother $5,800 has been donated to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation. Suncor employees raised $4,400 at their Christmas party and young Skyeler Kerr raised $1,400. 10 year old Skyeler created 90 origami ornaments to decorate a festive tree. Proceeds from Skyelers fundraising will go to the CT Scanner Campaign and the monies raised by Suncor employees will go towards the expansion of the Chemotherapy Treatment Room.Photo:  Skyeler Kerr drops off a cheque to Janice Isberg from the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation- Advertisement –Photo:  Victor Banman – Suncor, Ashley Bentley Hospital Foundation, Rockne Patterson – Suncor and Rex Wallce – Suncorlast_img

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10th Annual FSJ Oilmen’s Family Camp Weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Friday, August 9th, 2019 is the start of the Annual FSJ Oilmen’s Family Camp Weekend held at the Peace Island Park in Taylor.This three-day weekend event starts with registration on Friday, August 9th, 2019 between 4 pm to 8 pm. As participants set up camp there is an opportunity to meet and greet, kids activities and dinner at the Pavillion. In the evening will be wagon rides and a movie on a big screen.- Advertisement -Saturday, August 10th, 2019, food is provided for campers as various events are planned for the day such as team challenges and wagon rides. There will be Duck Auctions and a Reverse Draw after the nights sponsored dinner. The evening will be host to movies in the park with popcorn.The event page shares, attendees are encouraged to bring their boats and quads yet no planned event or lunch will be provided as has been at past events.Sunday, August 11th, 2019 the day will host helicopter rides for the children, games, crafts, bouncy castles, wagon rides and fire trucks.The 10th Annual Duck Race takes place in the afternoon with Baily Helicopters dropping 600 rubber ducks into the Peace River.Advertisement Surprise events are planned for the weekend.To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in first half 2019: report

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidies from the Canadian and Alberta governments in the first half of 2019, says a new report by an economic institute that analyzes environmental issues.The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies that were not clearly disclosed to taxpayers, says the report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.“This is a very large subsidy. It really does require more public discussion and public disclosure,” says Tom Sanzillo, the group’s director of finance.- Advertisement -Sanzillo and the report’s co-author, institute financial analyst Kathy Hipple, analyzed the second-quarter report of the Canada Development Investment Corp., a Crown corporation meant to further the country’s economic development that counts Trans Mountain Corp. among its subsidiaries.The document is public but presents a consolidated picture of the development corporation’s finances, including revenues from the Canada Hibernia Holding Corp., which operates the Crown’s interest in oil reserves off Newfoundland and Labrador.This accounting treatment obscures the real financial state of Trans Mountain, Sanzillo says.Advertisement Trans Mountain posted a $10.9 million loss in this reporting period prior to taxes, the report says.However, the loss is subsidized in the consolidated financial report by the Hibernia corporation’s earnings, amounting to another $10.9-million direct subsidy, the report says.Sanzillo also says the development corporation uses an “accounting gimmick” to obscure Trans Mountain’s pension liability of $24.4 million. This is one more direct subsidy, he says.Finally, the Alberta government reduced corporate taxes through a tax credit starting in January 2019. This policy action allowed Trans Mountain to save $54.1 million in taxes, yet another direct subsidy that the development corporation uses to turn the corporation’s pre-tax loss into a post-tax gain, according to the report.Sanzillo also identifies what he calls an indirect subsidy; the difference between the interest a private company would have charged Trans Mountain versus the rate charged by the Canadian government.Advertisement “It’s a good form of accounting. I’m not criticizing it. It just shouldn’t be the only mechanism for showing the public how much money is being spent on this,” he says.The Canadian government gave the development corporation just over $5 billion to finance the acquisition of Trans Mountain, the report says. Trans Mountain Corp. must make regular interest payments to the Canadian government at a rate of 4.7 per cent.The cash was provided to Trans Mountain in two sections: a $2.8 billion loan and a $2.3 billion equity investment. The interest on the loan must be paid from the pipeline’s business activity, while the interest on the equity investment can be paid from a third-party subsidy, the report says.The Canada Hibernia Holding Corp. covered the interest on the equity investment for the first half of 2019, representing a direct subsidy of $46.3 million, the report says.Advertisement When the authors added the $46.3-million interest payment and the $24.4-million pension expense back to Trans Mountain’s financials, they concluded the pipeline corporation had a $67.1-million pre-tax loss and a $12.9 million loss after taxes.The Canadian government plans to ultimately sell the pipeline. If it does so for a lower price than it paid for the infrastructure, it can legally forgive any debt that is left over, Sanzillo adds.The Canadian Press was unable to reach out to the Department of Finance and Trans Mountain Corp. for reaction until the group’s report was published Tuesday morning.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 19, 2017.Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Canada’s 4.7 per cent interest rate stands in contrast with the 12 to 15 per cent rate of return used by its former owner, Kinder Morgan, the report says.Sanzillo used the lower figure, 12 per cent, to calculate that a private company would have charged Trans Mountain $302.1 million in interest in the first half of 2019. The Canadian government, meanwhile, charged it $118.3 million.That amounts to an indirect subsidy of $183.8 million for the first six months of the year, according to the report.The report authors acknowledge that the Canadian government does not have to adhere to commercial standards.“(The report) is about transparency and not meant to be a legal challenge to the right of the Canadian government to subsidize the pipeline project. It is a matter of dollars at risk that the Canadian taxpayer might absorb,” it says.Advertisementlast_img read more

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SHOCK CALL-UP! Tottenham youngster replaces injured Lallana in England squad

first_imgTottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been handed his debut call-up to the England senior squad in place of the injured Adam Lallana.The Liverpool man was forced to pull out of the team after suffering a groin problem in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, which saw him substituted at half-time.And the Football Association has subsequently announced 23-year-old Mason will join Spurs team-mate Harry Kane in the Three Lions side for upcoming clashes with Lithuania and Italy.It’s a surprising selection by manager Roy Hodgson as, while he has become a regular member of Tottenham’s first-team this season, Mason has never been drafted into the England Under-21s team.Meanwhile, Fabian Delph did not meet with the rest of his international team-mates at St George’s Park on Monday afternoon.The Aston Villa midfielder is currently suffering from a stomach bug, though he is expected to join the squad ahead of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.Reports had also suggested Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was struggling with a hip injury, but he joined the squad in Burton and there was no mention of the frontman in the statement the FA issued on Monday evening.“Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has been drafted into Roy Hodgson’s England squad,” the statement read.“The inclusion of the 23-year-old follows the withdrawal of Liverpool’s Adam Lallana through injury.“Mason, a regular for Spurs this season, has previously represented the Three Lions at U19 and U20 level.“Lallana wasn’t the only absentee as the senior squad gathered at St. George’s Park on Monday afternoon in preparation for the forthcoming fixtures against Lithuania and Italy.“Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph remained at home with a sickness bug but is expected to link up with the team later this week.” Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason 1last_img read more

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Man who sent lingerie to ex-girlfriend ends up in court

first_imgA man who sent a quantity of lingerie to his former girlfriend in a bid to say sorry to her has appeared in court.Darin Reid sent a parcel of a number of items of underwear to the woman’s house in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Along with the underwear was simply a note with his name and phone number on it.However, the woman was in no mood for making up and contacted Gardai about the matter.Reid, of Copper Beach, Convoy was arrested and appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal to face a charge of contravening a protection order.The coal delivery man said it never had been his intention to upset his former partner when he sent the erotic envelope on July 11th, 2018.When the charges were put to him, Reid told Gardai “How is a person supposed to be in fear of a parcel with lingerie in it?”The accused man’s solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher said the parcel with the underwear was sent possibly to apologise and rekindle their relationship.However, there has been absolutely no contact between the pair since he added.“There has been no contact whatsoever. Without being crude or going into the background of their relationship or taste, he thought it might reignite or rekindle their relationship.“There was no threat in the note he left apart from his phone number on it.“It was sent in a genuine way of trying to apologise to her and to try and rekindle something that was there before,” said Mr Gallagher.However, Judge Paul Kelly said this was “a funny way to apologise.”He asked the woman if she would like to address the court or to make a victim impact statement in writing but she declined.Passing sentence, Judge Kelly said that Reid should be grateful that the woman had been very helpful to him and had not said anything that could have made it worse for the accused.“I hope he appreciates her generosity,” he added.He adjourned the case until July 8th next to allow Reid to pay €250 to the Donegal Domestic Violence Service and said he will apply the Probation Act if that is done.Man who sent lingerie to ex-girlfriend ends up in court was last modified: May 18th, 2019 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:convoycourtDarin ReiddonegalEx-Girlfriendletterkennylingerielast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS NAME FORMER TYRONE GAA STAR AS NEW SENIOR TEAM MANAGER

first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Lotto Result: There was no jackpot winner in Week 40 of the 2014/2015 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday April 20th.The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 15 & 17. The four consolation winners were Anne McGonigle Meehan, Dromore; Michael Devenney, Revlin; Jack McGroarty, Doonan; and John Bradley, Clogher. Each will receive €25. The jackpot now stands at €500.Come Cook With Us Fundraiser: The Ladies and Bord an nOg are hosting a joint fundraiser on Friday 8th May in the Abbey Hotel, starting at 8:30pm. The fundraiser is a night of comedy and cooking with chef Joe Shannon and comedian Frank Forde hosting the evening, which has proven to be a big hit access Ireland with other clubs. All club members, parents, players, and locals are encouraged to attend the night, with tickets available from any underage coach/manager. Tickets cost €20 for the night, with all monies raised being reinvested in our teams.image1 ‘Come Cook With Us’ tickets are out nowTopaz Cash for Clubs: the club has signed up for the Topaz Cash for Clubs competition, you get a stamp for every €40 or more you spend on fuel in Topaz. The club needs 300 stamps to be entered in the cash prize draws which total €200,000. Our club code is 10203, a completed stamp book can be given any senior club officer or contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905).Gluvs GAA Gloves: the TY mini company are currently selling GAA Gloves called Cluvs with our club crest and colours. If interested in purchasing a pair contact Tom O’Grady (0867358134).Social Media: The club has set up a new Flickr photo sharing page to share photos. The club can also be followed via Twitter, Facebook, TeamApp, ClubAppLive, Instagram, Youtube and at our website www.fourmastersgaa.comBoys Football – Training Times:•U8 boys on Thursday (6pm to 7pm) •U10’s on Wednesday (6:15pm to 7:30pm)•U12’s on Tuesday (5:30pm to 7pm)•U14’s on Monday (7pm to 8pm)•U16’s on Friday (5:30pm to 7pm) and U16/Minors on Monday (6:15pm to 7:15pm). Hurling Training Times:•U8/U10’s on Friday (6pm to 7pm) and U12’s and above on Friday (7pm to 8pm) will return next week. Hurling contacts are Lorcan O’Toole (0871354564), U12s contact Fergal McAllister (0873445981) and U14/16 contact Mark Sweeney (0868107678).Camogie Training Times (Fridays):•U8s – Rosemary Myers 6-7pm•U10s – Breege O’Keeney 6-7pm•U12s – Laurence Doherty – 7-8pm•U14s – Michael Feeney 7-8pm•U16s/U18s – Laurence Doherty 8-9pm and Fridays 7-8pm on WednesdaysLadies Football Training Times:•U12 girls football is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm and U10 girls football starting this Thursday from 5pm to 6pm in Tir Conaill, with the Senior Ladies on Thursdays from 8pm.Senior Men’s Training Times•The Senior men’s teams are currently training on Mondays (5:30pm in Bfit), Wednesday (7:30pm) in the Rugby Club and Friday nights (9:30pm) in Tir Conaill.Managers should contact Paddy Muldoon to make pitch/training bookings.Seniors win in Dungloe:The senior men’s football team got their first win of 2015 with an excellent team performance in Dungloe today. The lads lead by two points at half time (0-05 to 0-03) with the some excellent scores coming from Michael Doherty and Karl Lacey. A blistering start to the second half from the lads extended the led further with a number of fantastic points and Leo McHugh scoring an excellent goal to leave the score 1-08 to 0-04 with fifteen minutes left. Dungloe finished the game strongly with a number of excellent long range points bringing them back into the game in the closing minutes. A late Darren Doherty point sealed the win, with the fulltime score reading: Dungloe 0-11 Four Masters 1-11. Four Masters were well served by all players with Karl Lacey, Daire Quinn, Barry Monaghan and Caolan Loughney excellent throughout. Dungloe were well served by Martin Redmond who hit a couple of excellent points and Corey Gallagher. Well done to minor player Dylan Kennedy who made his senior debut, putting in an excellent shift. The reserves lost out 4-14 to 0-08 in with a number of young players Nathan Ward and Aaron McCrea showing up well in the game. A large number of younger players came into the reserves recently with all players gaining great experience and learning alot each week. Manager Tony Cornyn welcomed back Darren Walsh and Ryan Muldoon to the reserves with both putting in a good performances.The seniors and reserves play Gweedore next Sunday in Tir Conaill Park, throw ins at 1:30pm and 3pm.Four Masters Seniors Team: Ryan Haughey, Daire Quinn, Enda Bonner, Kevin Breslin, Barry Dunnion, Josh Lacey, Dylan Kennedy, Leo McHugh, Karl Lacey, Caolan Loughney, Michael Doherty, Darren Doherty, Dillion Muldoon, Emmett Doogan, and Barry Monaghan. Subs used; Oisin McGinty, Sean O’Kennedy, Ryan O’Donnell, Sean Meehan.New Senior Team Manager/ Coach: The club would like to welcome former Tyrone player Ciaran Mc Bride as new senior team manager. Ciaran started on Friday evening last and hopefully soon he will revive things for us. We wish him the best for the season and hopefully everyone in the club gets behind Ciaran to push the club forward.Speedy Recovery: The club would like to wish Paddy Reid Senior Reserve player a speedy recovery following a double fracture of his ankle playing against Naomh Conaill on Sunday last.U16 Boys Football: The U16’s defeated Kilcar 3-09 to 2-11 in Towney last Wednesday night. A great first half performance from the lads laid the foundation for the victory with KIlcar making a good comeback late in the game. The U16’s play Aodh Ruadh this Wednesday night in Tir Conaill Park at 6:30pm. A win would secure a semi final spot in the SRB Divsion 1 League.Ladies Football: the senior ladies game against Naomh Conaill on Sunday was called off. They are due to play again this Sunday, opposition and venue TBA.U12 Girls Football:Well done to the under 12 girls who put in a great effort on Saturday 17th April we were unlucky to come up against a very strong Killybegs team in first match. The younger girls played very well in a ten minute a side game. Our next game is at 2pm at home next Saturday 24th Please come along to support the girls.U14 girls Football: the girls had their first outing of the year on Tuesday night with a comprehensive win against Killybegs. Strong first half performance , set the girls up for their first win of the new season. The girls have their next outing away next Tuesday evening against Kilcar.Donegal GAA: Well done to Dylan Kennedy and the Donegal minor football squad who defeated Down 3-10 to 1-08 in MacCumhaill Park on Saturday to reach the Ulster League Final.They play Derry in the final on Saturday at 12pm with the venue to be announced later this week. Well done to Kate Keaney and the Senior Ladies football team that defeated Cavan 4-08 to 2-12 in the Division 2 Play off, the ladies play in the league semi final in the coming week. The senior hurling team secured league safety with a 2-16 to 2-12 win over Tyrone on Saturday.Coaching Academy: the 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds boys and girls started back on Saturday morning with a massive turnout of over 100 boys and girls attending. Thanks goes to all the coaches, volunteers, parents, and players that helped out on the day.The acadeny continues every Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm in Tir Conaill Park. All parents and children are asked to be in Tir Conaill for 10:45pm so coaching can start on time.New children and parents are always welcome to attend. Anyone that can help out at the academy any week should make contact with Pauric Harvey (0860523905) or Laurence Doherty (0877532705).Helpers are required each week for the car park, tea room, collecting money, coaching, setting up and clearing up afterwards. There will also be a weekly mini league for this group in the Summer which will take place on a weekday and consist of all games.Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far.The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.Pieta House Darkness into Light: the upcoming race/walk will take place early on Saturday May 9th from the St John Bosco at 4:15am. All club members are encouraged to support this fantastic event.Health and Wellbeing: Well done to Sean Dunnion and Karl Lacey who both took part in the Donegal GAA Health and Wellbeing Conference in Ballybofey last week, check out our Facebook page for interviews with Sean and Karl. Well done to all the club coaches and mentors that took part in the Suicide Talk in the Abbey Hotel on Monday night.Club coaches that took part in the SafeTalk on SuicideSeamus McInaw (Child Protection Officer), Karen Espey (Health and Wellbeing Officer) and Les Vaughan (Mental Health Ireland) after last nights SafeTalk.Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email pauricharvey@hotmail.co.uk before Monday night to ensure it is included.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS NAME FORMER TYRONE GAA STAR AS NEW SENIOR TEAM MANAGER was last modified: April 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Conor McBridefour mastersGAANoticesSportTyronelast_img read more

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LEICESTER STARS VARDY AND SCHMEICHEL DELIGHTED FOR LOGAN AFTER SEMI-FINAL HEROICS

first_imgJamie Vardy, Chris Wood, Conrad Logan, Richie De Laet and Andy King enjoying a day at the races.Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel are among a host of Leicester City stars who have all expressed their delight for Conrad Logan after his Scottish Cup semi-final heroics at the weekend.The former Swilly Rovers underage player was man-of-the-match for Hibernian as they booked their place in the Scottish Cup final after a penalty shoot-out win over Dundee United.Logan made two stunning saves during the match, and saved two penalties which sent Hibernian through to the final against Rangers at Hampden Park, next month. Logan has been at Leicester City since he was fifteen years of age, and a whole host of current players expressed their delight for the affable Ramelton man.Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Drinkwater and Danny Simpson all sent texts to Logan following his remarkable performance, in truth the majority of the squad congratulated him.Logan told The Irish Daily Star, “I received text messages from Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel and the two Danny’s. (Drinkwater and Simpson)“I suppose I’ve just spent fifteen years of my life at Leicester City, so there are a lot of friends there. “It is almost half of my life, I grew up in Ramelton, but I joined Leicester when I was fifteen, and I’m 30 now.”What made Logan’s performance all the more impressive was the fact it was his first competitive appearance for fifteen months.Logan was signed as part of an emergency loan deal last month, and replaced the suspended Mark Oxley.Whether or not Logan will start in the Scottish Cup Final against Rangers is unknown, but Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs will know the Donegal man will be ready to answer the call again.LEICESTER STARS VARDY AND SCHMEICHEL DELIGHTED FOR LOGAN AFTER SEMI-FINAL HEROICS was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:conrad loganLeicester CitynewsSportlast_img read more

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Pellegrini confirms Nasri interest and discusses Arnautovic exit rumours

first_img 3 Arnautovic, meanwhile, is the subject of fresh transfer speculation after his brother and representative hinted during the international break that the Austrian forward, 29, should be at a club higher up the table.But Arnautovic is a key figure at West Ham with five goals to his name this season and Pellegrini is determined not to lose him.“He is a West Ham player because he has a contract here, he is happy here,” said Pellegrini.“Every player always wants to play in the biggest team but I don’t think that Marko is thinking about that. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Carroll has been out of action since the summer 3 huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card West Ham do hope to sign Samir Nasri in January according to manager Manuel Pellegrini, who also insisted Marko Arnautovic is going nowhere.Midfielder Nasri, who played for Pellegrini at Manchester City, is training with the Hammers to build up his fitness following an 18-month doping ban. “He is thinking about West Ham and he tries to make his best performance in every game.”Pellegrini has been boosted by the return of Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere ahead of the visit of champions City at the weekend.Striker Carroll has yet to figure this season after aggravating an ankle problem during the summer, but he played 45 minutes of a behind-closed-doors friendly at Brentford last week and is in contention for a place on the bench. BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED 3center_img Nasri could reunite with his former manager Arnautovic is currently leading West Ham’s scoring charts Pellegrini needs reinforcements to his injury-hit West Ham squad and he will offer Nasri a contract if the 31-year-old Frenchman can get up to speed.“Samir Nasri is working here with us,” said Pellegrini.“It’s a long time that he had his ban but we are giving him a hand to return to football.“I hope that from now until the end of the year he will be fit, and if that is the case we will try to keep him here at West Ham.” RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY Midfielder Wilshere, who has been out since the start of September with his ankle injury, is also back in training but may not be risked just yet.Captain Mark Noble returns from a ban but fellow midfielder Robert Snodgrass is suspended.last_img read more

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FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR ACCUSED OF ‘SOLO RUN’ IN GARDA MEETING

first_imgDrugs row: Councillor McBrearty says drug arrests are down because there are no GardaíA FIANNA Fail councillor is at the centre of a Garda meeting controversy, it has emerged.Cllr Patrick McGowan had a meeting with the head of the force in Co Donegal; but colleagues say he shouldn’t have.Independent councillor Frank McBrearty has called on Chief Supt Terry McGinn to appear before Donegal County Council as a result of the controversy. “At yesterday’s Full Council meeting it was brought to my attention that Cllr McGowan was in a meeting with Chief Supt Terry McGinn in the Mayor’s office concerning a number of issues that were aired at a special meeting of the council the previous Friday and in particular the comments raised in a letter sent by the Chief Supt McGinn to the ETB.,” said former mayor McBrearty.“At yesterday’s meeting I asked Cllr Noel McBride the Chairman of the Joint Policing Committee was he informed about the meeting with the Chief Superintendent.“He informed me that he had no knowledge of any meeting. In comments made to the media yesterday by Cllr McGowan, they seemed to imply that the Cllr was representing the JPC, the council and the ETB.“After speaking with a number of my colleagues on the council it is obvious that Cllr McGowan and the FF party have gone on a solo run. “I am calling on Supt McGinn to address a full council meeting and update the members on her discussions with Cllr McGowan.“The action of Cllr McGowan has undermined the chairman of the JPC and the role of the members. After reading Supt.Terry McGinns comments to Shaun Purcell about reduced demand for drugs being due to the likelihood of emigration of persons in the 18-30 age bracket, I feel that the Supt should have addressed the elected members to explain her comments.“We cannot make accusations about our youth with no proof to back it up. I believe that the reason for the lower drug detection rates in Donegal are due to the fact that there is less garda activity in these areas due to lack of garda resources.” FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR ACCUSED OF ‘SOLO RUN’ IN GARDA MEETING was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 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:FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR ACCUSED OF ‘SOLO RUN’ IN GARDA MEETINGlast_img read more

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