December 2019

first_img 5 The question of whether or not we will see Pep Guardiola in the Premier League next season has been answered, but now we all wait to see where it will be.The outgoing Bayern Munich manager looks 90 per cent set for Manchester City but with Chelsea now managerless and Manchester United possibly going the same way, the competition for Guardiola’s signature is really hotting up.There is also still the possibility that Arsene Wenger will step aside at the end of the season to allow Guardiola to take his place.And once he does eventually announce his destination, the next question that will follow is ‘who will he be bringing with him?’Click on the arrow above, right, to see which Guardiola favourites could be following him to the Premier League.  5 5 Thiago Alcantara – Guardiola brought Thiago with him from Barcelona when he joined Bayern Munich and is a firm favourite of his. A knee ligament tear in the early days of his Bayern career meant the player couldn’t make the desired impact initially, but recovered to become one of the first names on Guardiola’s teamsheets. David Alaba – Alaba is a versatile player who, like Thiago, is a favourite of Guardiola’s and can cover a number of positions down the left flank or even in central midfield. Despite being only 23, Alaba has been named in UEFA’s Team of the Year for two consecutive years and looks set to make it three at the Ballon d’Or award ceremony on Monday. The Austrian would be a perfect replacement for the attack-minded Aleksandar Kolarov at City or at Chelsea to allow Cesar Azpilicueta to move to right back. 5 Sergio Busquets – Guardiola gave Busquets his chance at Barcelona, a move that signalled the end of Yaya Toure’s career at the Camp Nou. Should the outgoing Bayern boss make a move for Busquets, it could be the same situation again with Toure’s powers fading fast. The defensive midfielder would also fit in nicely at both Manchester United and Arsenal, too. 5 Robert Lewandowski – Upon arriving in Munich, one of Guardiola’s first orders of business was to persuade Lewandowski to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Bavarian club. The Poland striker has been in scintillating form this season and whatever club Guardiola ends up at, Lewandowski would be a great fit for the Premier League. Lionel Messi – Guardiola’s presence, Messi and his father’s tax problems in Spain and the huge influx of money from the new Premier League TV deal next season mean this possibility is as real is it has ever been. Could we really see Messi on a Guardiola teamsheet again next season?last_img read more

first_imgThe countdown is on to when Donegal takes over the centre of Glasgow for a day for the much-anticipated Donegal Live event on May 1st.The already hugely-successful event moves into Merchants Square and Bell St in the city centre for the afternoon and the Royal Concert Hall from 7.30pm.The people of Glasgow and the surrounding area will be treated to a whole afternoon of free entertainment from 12noon until 6pm in Merchant’s Square with a huge emphasis on all that is good about Donegal. The adjoining Bell Street will be taken over with the Donegal Live Showcase, where it is expected that fourteen sectors from the leisure and tourist industries in the County will showcase all the county has to offer its visitors.The day will be a family day out with a carnival atmosphere with the Mullaghduff Band leading the street entertainment which also include clowns, face painting, magicians and much more.The Ardara Set Dancing Group will set the ball rolling in Merchants Square with a mid-day Ceili, with music provided by St. Roch’s CCE.Following this, the stage in Merchants Square will host a terrific blend of Donegal and Scottish artists, catering for all tastes in music. Among the artists appearing during the afternoon are Scottish artists the Irish Minstrels, singer/songwriter Jill Jackson, CCE, the McHugh Group, the Friel sisters, Paul McKenna Band, the Amadáns and the Wakes. Of course, people can also expect some of the Donegal artists appearing later that evening at Donegal Live in Concert, to drop in for some surprise appearances.Tickets are now on sale for Donegal Live in Concert, which will take place in the Royal Concert Hall and are selling fast. Artists include Mickey Harte, comedian Conal Gallen, The Campbells, The McLoughlin, Matt McGranaghan, Kinty, Pat Gallagher of Goats Don’t Shave Dancers and Donegal’s own, Daniel O’Donnell.A very active group of Donegal people and friends of Donegal in Glasgow are busily preparing for the day. A mass meeting of potential volunteers will be held in the 3 Bridges Club, 108 Carnamunnock Road, Glasgow on Wednesday the 13th April at 7pm.Tickets to Donegal Live in Concert at the Royal Concert Hall are available from the Tourist Office, Letterkenny, tel. 074 9121160, as well as a number of outlets in Glasgow and are priced at £25 and £20. EndsCOUNTDOWN IS ON FOR COUNTY’S INVASION OF GLASGOW FOR DONEGAL LIVE was last modified: April 12th, 2011 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 LiveGlasgowlast_img read more

first_imgThousands of homes across West Donegal are without the internet.Eircom’s broadband service has not been working in many towns and villages including Dungloe, Falcarragh, Loughanure and many other areas since 10pm last night.ATM machines, lotto machines and household internet services are all down. Eircom are believed to be working on finding the fault.One local said “It’s at times like this that you realise how important the internet is.“The worse thing is that we can’t even log on to to see what is happening across Donegal.”WEST DONEGAL LEFT WITHOUT INTERNET AFTER MAJOR FAULT was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 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

first_img Claudio Ranieir celebrates a Leicester win Claudio Ranieri has committed himself to Leicester City and revealed he wants to retire at the club.The Italian has worked wonders at the King Power Stadium this season and guided the Foxes to the top of the Premier League.It has seen Ranieri linked with the Italy job after Antonio Conte confessed he will be leaving the national team following Euro 2016.However, Ranieri has expressed his desire to stay at Leicester and end his career with the Premier League side.“I’m fine in Leicester and do not think about moving. I think this will be my last club,” Ranieri told Marca.“I hope they make me a long contract, six or seven years, and retire here.” 1last_img read more

first_imgWhen little Johnny peeks under the tinseled fir on Christmas Day looking for the latest Tickle Me Elmo, he may be shocked at what he finds.The perennially cute “Sesame Street” doll may have been replaced with some less-than-adorable iron.Yes, the hottest gifts this holiday season, say toy marketing experts, may not even be toys. Think dumbbells, treadmills, an obstacle course, a punching bag and other fitness equipment – even for the very young set.First Fitness, a division of Aqua-Leisure Industries, is one of the leading manufacturers of fitness toys for youths, selling its products online and through Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Kmart, KB Toys and other mass retailers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThis season’s line of kid’s fitness products, targeted at children as young as 4, includes the Kid’s First Treadmill (suggested retail price $109.99) intended to develop cardio health and overall strength; Kid’s First Exercise Bike ($79.95), which comes with an electronic fitness monitor; Kid’s First Air Walker ($79.95), which mimics adult elliptical machines; and a 1/2- or 1-pound dumbbell set ($8.95), that helps build strength and muscle coordination.So why the recent trend in gym equipment for youngsters?In part, it’s a response to the ominous figures: Two out of every three Americans are overweight or obese according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a statistic and strong factor in this growing trend. And Though the country’s recent preoccupation with maintaining a green, healthy lifestyle also proves a significant doesn’t hurt that there’s been an increase in endorsements of nutritional products and activities by celebrity athletes over the past couple of years, said Angel Morales, a children’s marketing consultant and head of the international division of Creative Consumer Concepts marketing agency in the United States.“It is very easy to market these items to kids, provided the message is kept positive and also is targeted to parents,” Morales said. “If parents live a healthy lifestyle, they are likely to follow the health and fitness trends for their kids.”But just how early is too early for toddlers to get pumped up? “Young kids should not be lifting weights, period,” said Dr. Michael Goran, associate director of and professor in the department of preventive medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, professor of preventitive medicine and director of the USC Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health at the University of Southern California.“They should be playing, climbing and using their own body weight,” said Goran, the father of a 2-year-old girl. “My daughter loves swinging and hanging from bars with her arms.”Dr. Wendy Slusser, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UCLA, said preschool-age children should spend one hour in free time play and one hour in organized play daily to develop their skills.“Younger children are less likely to engage in any kind of repetitive fitness,” she said. “Their attention span to stay on a tricycle isn’t long, they’ll move on to another activity.”A ball works well with a child of any age for movement and hand-eye coordination,” she said.“The goal is you always want kids to move around as much as possible,” whether through activities with other children or through free play, Slusser said. The children’s exercise equipment alone may not cause harm to a child, she said, but the repetition can.“But it’d be hard to find a kid that would do it repetitively,” Slusser said. “I just don’t see the advantage to a preschooler in, say, lifting weights. It’s not developing any skills.”That’s why Precluding the release of kids’ fitness lines such as First Fitness, items such as toys that keep kids active – Frisbees, jump ropes, balls and dancing games – continue to be popular among young children, Morales said, despite the influx of more involved exercise equipment.Though Goran recommends the midteen years as the best age for children to begin a fitness regimen, Slusser said by the age of 5 kids develop the motor skills to delve into rigorous activities such as the breaststroke and the crawl in swimming.Goran and Slusser agree, however, that parents should stick to the basics.“Encourage the child to enjoy fitness – and if it’s repetitive, it’s not enjoyable,” Slusser said.Carley Dryden, (310) 540-5511, Ext. 380; carley.dryden@dailybreeze.com160Want 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_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe risk of runway incursions was attributed to a combination of technological problems, poor federal leadership and overworked air traffic controllers, according to the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress. In the report, the GAO called on the FAA to address fatigue among air traffic controllers, who are dealing with more flights since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. However, the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency that employs air traffic controllers, argued that runway incursions reported at LAX are not related to staffing shortages in the control tower. “Controller error is not the leading cause of runway incursions at LAX or anywhere else,” said Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman. “In airports where aircraft have to cross active runways, such as LAX, there is a higher chance of an incursion,” Gregor said. “That means LAX needs to do something to fix its runways, not the control tower staffing issue.” The issue has become so contentious that the FAA and the controllers union still can’t agree on the number of air traffic controllers working at LAX: The union says 33 controllers work at LAX tower, and the FAA says there are 34 certified controllers, one trainee and 11 so-called developmentals who can do some work on their own. Just a few years ago, the FAA had authorized 47 controllers for LAX, but that number has dropped to a range of 38 to 46 controllers, Gregor said. The change came after a contract with the union expired, allowing the FAA to more closely examine the needs of the nation’s airports, he said. Foote argued that the FAA “pulls the numbers out of thin air. They make it up.” The decrease, however, did not please local lawmakers, who accused the FAA of making this a labor dispute. “The FAA has not been willing to see this as a safety issue, they only see it as a labor issue,” said Marc Carrell, deputy chief of staff for Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo. “We hope putting on the pressure will get the FAA to move forward,” Carrell said. “If they don’t, we may need to enact some type of federal legislation.” Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl said he plans to ask the FAA to send more experienced controllers to LAX. “For me, it’s impossible to appreciate why the FAA would cut back air traffic controllers as we increase the number of planes coming into our airport,” said Rosendahl, whose 11th District includes LAX. “It appears to me to be a dereliction in duty and causes problems we do not need to have.” Fifty-five runway incursions have been reported at LAX since 2001, eight of which occurred during the 2007 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, according to the FAA. Eighty percent of those incursions were caused by pilot error, and 17 percent were found be caused by air traffic controller errors, according to Gregor. Three percent of the incursions were blamed on runway-vehicle drivers. The most serious of those incidents occurred Aug. 16, when two jetliners came within 37 feet of each other on the northern airfield at LAX. Foote said an inexperienced controller mistakenly cleared one of the planes to cross a runway where another plane was taking off. “That was a perfect example of an inexperienced controller in the tower,” Foote said. Gregor said that the controller in question was a developmental but was cleared to do some work on his own. “The reason for most runway incursions is airfield geometry, not controller error,” Gregor said. “LAX is a busy airport, and airfield geometry has been a contributing factor to most runway incursions there.” But one state lawmaker from the South Bay disagrees with Gregor’s assessment. Along with hiring more air traffic controllers, Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-El Segundo, said he wants to limit the number of flights coming into LAX and space jetliners farther apart when they come in for a landing. “It’s not a geometry problem with runway configuration, it’s an arithmetic problem with the number of flights at LAX,” said Lieu, whose 53rd District includes LAX. Lieu also wants LAX to hold off on allowing the newest and largest planes, such as the Airbus A-380, to land at the airport until all safety issues are resolved. Gregor said that such a move would lead to airline delays across the country. “With LAX being one of the busiest airports in the world, his plan is just not feasible,” Gregor said. “It would have a ripple effect on air travel in the United States.” art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Air traffic controllers are overworked and understaffed to the point that serious mistakes could go unnoticed on the runways at Los Angeles International Airport, the head of the controllers’ union said on Wednesday. The shortage at LAX tower often means two overtime shifts every month for each of the controllers, who might not catch close calls on the runways, according to Michael Foote, local president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. “No one silver bullet is going to solve the complex issue of runway safety, but the biggest safety concern at the airport is the lack of experienced controllers working at LAX tower,” Foote told the Los Angeles City Council’s Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee. Although the city of Los Angeles has no say in hiring air traffic controllers, Foote aired the union’s grievances two weeks after a scathing congressional report found a “high risk” of close calls among aircraft maneuvering on the ground at the nation’s airports. last_img read more

first_imgEUNAN DOHERTY TOOK THIS PICTURE AT MALIN HEADA SPECTACULAR sunset in Co Donegal this evening has started a debate – over where it was most stunning.You can send your pictures to AUSTIN TOOK THIS PICTURE AT AN GRIANAN FORTEIMEAR QUINN TOOK THIS WONDERFUL PIC IN DONEGAL TOWN….STUNNINGMARY COOKE CAPTURED THIS LOVELY IMAGE NEAR LAGHEY  RITA WILSON CERTAINLY GOT A FANTASTIC PIC AT DOOEY UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY – PAUL McGEADY TOOK THIS INCREDIBLE PICTURE IN GAOTH DOBHAIRGERALDINE MCBREARTY TOOK THIS INCREDIBLE PICTURE IN DONEGAL TOWNSunset on Drumneary Lake Fintown taken by Alan Coyle Dungloe bay at 16.30 by Brigid O’DonnellTaken at Gortlee Letterkenny Marion McGinley     SPECTACULAR SUNSET GETS OUR READERS SNAPPING was last modified: November 25th, 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:SPECTACULAR SUNSET GETS OUR READERS SNAPPINGlast_img read more

first_imgÓcáid shúntasach agus lán ceiliúradh a bhí ann sa Ghaelscoil i Leitir Ceanainn inniu mar bhí oscailt oifigiúil as mhéadú agus athcóiriú na scoile.Bunaíodh Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin ar an chéad lá de Mhéan Fómhair 1991 le 26 dalta agus múinteoir amháin.Ag an am sin, bhí an scoil lonnaithe in Ard Uí Dhónaill. Bhog Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin go úrthógtha i nGleann Cearra sa bhliain 2000. Inniu, tá thar 400 dálta ag freastal ar an scoil.Labhraíonn aoi speisialta, Seán Ó Longain, Iar Ardfheidhmiúnach ar Choiste Gairmoideachais, ag an ócáid speisialta.Bhí cór na scoile, daltaí, bord bainistíochta, pobal na scoile i láthair sa halla inniu.Lá brodúil a bhí ann do phríomhoide na scoile Máire Nic Gairbhe-Uí Bhaoill agus d’fhoireann na scoile.   CEILIÚRADH MÓR AG GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gaelscoil adhamhnainletterkennyOPENINGschool extensionlast_img read more

first_imgElaine (left) and Charlotte Ni Dhuibheannaigh tell their tragic story on RnaGTwo Donegal sisters are to speak about a year from hell in which they lost their dad, two grandmothers and came through serious illness.Elaine and Charlotte Ní Dhuibheannaigh will discuss a tragic year in their family’s life in a moving interview to be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Monday next, July 14th at 11 am.In the interview with Michelle Nic Grianna to be broadcast on Barrscéalta, they talk about how their family dealt with two cases of serious illness, the sudden death of their Dad, and the loss of two grandmothers, in a ten-month period. In May 2013 Charlotte gave birth to her third child, daughter Alicia, and a week later she suffered a stroke. She was put into an induced coma for two months. She was very seriously ill, with an uncertain prognosis, and had to undergo two brain operations on two consecutive days. During the time that Charlotte was in a coma, her Dad Paidí Ó Duibheannaigh was diagnosed with cancer, and passed away a week later.Elaine had been living illegally in the US, and had been anxiously following Charlotte’s progress, and ready to leave to come home at short notice. When their Dad got sick, Elaine started preparing to leave. Very sadly, however, she didn’t get to see her father before he died as he passed away while she was en route home.Elaine explains ‘I had been talking to him on the phone, and I told him that he wasn’t to be going anywhere that I was coming home, and he said he wasn’t going anywhere, but unfortunately I didn’t get to see him. Dad made a deal with God – that he was happy to go, if he would spare Charlotte and make her better. It was very hard, but I wrote him a letter and put it in the coffin with him. The day after Dad passed away, Charlotte woke up.’Charlotte didn’t know all that had happened while she was in the coma, of course, and it was very hard to tell her. She says ‘I still find it hard to believe he’s gone, but I know Dad’s with us no matter where we are or what we’re doing.’With all that the family had endured, there was still more to come. Elaine was diagnosed with cancer at Christmas, and it came as a shock.‘I cried for maybe one or two minutes, and that was it. Then I just got on with it, I had no choice. Crying won’t help.’Elaine underwent six months of chemo, and got the all clear in May.In good news, Elaine tells Michelle that just before she was diagnosed, she found love, and that lasted throughout her illness and treatment. She is looking forward now to a big celebration in August for her birthday. Charlotte is much better now and is home, kept busy looking after three small children. She has some problems with her left arm, but other than that is doing well.‘I’m just happy to be here for my children. This could have been worse, I could have had the stroke while I was pregnant, and I might have lost my daughter.’How did the family keep going through all this?Elaine says ‘You have to be positive. Just keep believing everything will be ok in the end, get up every day and get dressed, just keep going.’ Michelle Nic Grianna’s interview with Charlotte and Elaine Ní Dhuibheannaigh will be broadcast on Monday 14 July 11 am on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.TWO DONEGAL SISTERS TALK ABOUT A TRAGIC YEAR THAT CHANGED THEIR LIVES FOREVER was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalRadio na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

first_img Wojciech Szczesny 1 Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has re-joined Italian club Roma on a season-long loan.The 26-year-old spent the previous campaign in Serie A, making 34 league appearances, as well as eight in Europe, helping the Giallorossi finish third.Szczesny, who reprsented Poland at Euro 2016, joined the Arsenal Academy in 2006 and played 181 times for the first team, but lost his place in the side to David Ospina and then fell further down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium last summer following the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea.“I am very happy after a good season (that) I had a chance to come back and I am glad that the (Roma) coach wanted me,” Szczesny said on the official Roma website.“I hope that we will improve what we have built in the last championship.”last_img read more