Mourinho keeping tabs on Spurs job amid Poch struggles despite Madrid interest

first_imgJOSE  MOURINHO is keeping a close eye on the Tottenham situation — despite believing the Real Madrid job will be his if he wants it.Mourinho has been linked with a Bernabeu return for several months because of Zinedine Zidane’s struggles in his own second spell at the club.2 Jose Mourinho could make a sensational return to the Premier League with SpursCredit: EPAThe former Chelsea boss, 56, told friends he is confident of being offered the post if and when Zidane goes.But the TV pundit also confided he would not necessarily accept, partly because of the possibility of taking over at Spurs.Mauricio Pochettino’s future in North London is uncertain barely five months since he took the club to their first Champions League final.If Pochettino, 47, were to resign or be sacked following the team’s poor start to the season, Tottenham’s options for an immediate replacement would be limited.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer2And Mourinho would be interested in talking to the club.Pochettino himself is a long-term target of Real president Florentino Perez.And it could be a neat solution for all concerned if he went back to Spain to take charge at the Bernabeu, with Mourinho replacing him at Spurs.last_img read more

City strike late, Chelsea slip up

first_imgLONDON (AP):Manchester City enjoyed the perfect ending yesterday in the English Premier League when nothing went right for title rivals Chelsea.City produced a 90th-minute winner to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 and secure a fifth consecutive victory from as many matches, while champions Chelsea slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Everton that sealed their worst start in the Premier League.City’s 18-year-old, Kelechi Iheanacho, came off the bench in the 89th and poked the ball into the Palace net a minute later. The Nigerian forward played competitively for City only once before, and that, too, was as an 89th-minute substitute, against Watford in August.To round off a miserable day for Chelsea manager JosÈ Mourinho, there were victories for two other title hopefuls.The most expensive teenager in soccer history, Anthony Martial, scored on his debut in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Liverpool, and Arsenal comfortably beat Stoke 2-0. Martial’s fee from Monaco could rise to €80 million (US$90 million).After some mediocre early-season form, Arsenal dominated Stoke at Emirates Stadium, and could easily have won by a tennis score. Instead, just two goals from strikers Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud sealed the points.There was plenty for United fans to celebrate at Old Trafford, with David De Gea making his first appearance of the season in goal after signing a new contract and Martial signalling his arrival with a superb solo goal to make it 3-1.Daley Blind and Ander Herrera had United up 2-0, when Christian Benteke pulled one back with a stunning overhead kick in the 84th. Martial then weaved through the Liverpool defence to seal the result.Watford won their first league match of the season, 1-0 over Swansea, despite being reduced to 10 men. Striker Odion Ighalo scored in the 59th, but five minutes later, Valon Behrami was sent off for a violent tackle on Andre Ayew.Wes Hoolahan inspired Norwich to a comfortable 3-1 first home-league win, making one goal and scoring another against Bournemouth, while West Brom drew 0-0 at home to Southampton.Chelsea are 11 points behind City, who were also revelling in a five-point lead over United and Arsenal.last_img read more

Cummings: ‘Council of Patriots Envisions Violence-Free Protest’

first_imgANC’s political leader and former standard bearer, Alexander Benedict Cummings.The leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Cummings has said that the planned June 7 protests will be peaceful and violence-free.Cummings added that the organizers of the protest, the Council of Patriots, have envisioned a “peaceful protest,” and that any outbreak of violence will more likely than not come from supporters of the Coalition of Democratic Congress or “enemies from within.”In an exclusive interview, Mr. Cummings told the Daily Observer that the support for the protest is growing, which shows the Liberian people are taking ownership of June 7. He underscored the importance of the protest becoming broad-based, which he said will send a clear message that the Liberian people have spoken.On current problems facing the country, Mr. Cummings singled out corruption, the politics of exclusion and the trickle down development paradigm as parts of the factors, which in his opinion, have had adverse impact on the country’s development.On corruption, he called for “radical action to put an end to this national malaise,” which former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf once described as a “vampire.”Cummings traced the root of the problems to exclusionary governance, otherwise referred to as the politics of exclusion.He stressed that for Liberia to make meaningful progress concerted efforts must be made to increase access of ordinary people to the national pie as well as their participation in governance.On the third factor which he identified as the “Trickle Down Theory of Development,” Mr. Cummings declared that this development paradigm has not worked for Liberia, adding that as a capitalist, he however believes that the state has an important role to play.He pointed out that state owned enterprises (SOEs), if managed efficiently, can spur growth citing as prime example, China. He observed that in countries like Japan, Thailand and others, the state plays a key role in development, “and so, I see no reason why Liberia should be an exception.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Picture Special: Donegal Business Network showcase at Rockhill House

first_imgThe stunning grounds of Rockhill House outside Letterkenny were the setting for an energised gathering of businesspeople from across the county this week. Members of the Donegal Business Network attended an introductory meeting and breakfast event at the hotel on Wednesday 16th May.Business professionals enjoyed open networking sessions, presentations and a tour of the venue. The aim of the event was to give members the opportunity to increase their business through structured positive and professional word of mouth marketing. See the photos below from the event, by Clive Wasson, below:Anthony Laven, Freedom Spinal Health and Eddie Thorton, Data Protection at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Director, Garry Clake speaking at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Guest and members at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.John Molloy guiding a tour of Rockhill House at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Catherine Molly showing the Honeymoon Suite during a tour of Rockhill House at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Heather Peoples, Minding Me, Bernard Gallagher, CBM Signs, Eamon Russell, Glenard Plant, Denis Finnigan, Finn Media, and Bill Steele, Cullinane Steele Architects at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Darren Donaghy, Donaghy Safety Training and Philip McGonigle, McLaughlin McGonigle Accountants at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Pascal Blake, Advice First, Tracy Peoples,Premier Services and Shauney Meyler, Meyler Performance at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Leonard Watson, Watson’s Menswear and Chamber President, Toni Forester, Letterkenny Chamber CEO and Garry Clarke, Lanigan Clarke Solicitor and Director DBN at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Michael McGinty, Mean IT, Adeline Galligan, Kangen Water and Karen Stewart, Even Keel Financial at the Donegal Business Network (DBN) visitors meeting in Rockhill House on Wednesday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson.Picture Special: Donegal Business Network showcase at Rockhill House was last modified: May 17th, 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:Donegal Business NetworkeventsNetworkingpicture specialRockhill Houselast_img read more

EURO 2012: COLEMAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT TOURNAMENT – DUNPHY

first_imgTV pundit Eamon Dunphy rounded on Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni tonight after Italy’s 2-0 win – and said our Italian manager had made huge mistakes.Dunphy fumed that Seamus Coleman, who he described as “one of our best young stars”, wasn’t “even at the tournament.”He said the Killybegs man, a star with Everton, would have given Ireland options on the right when Trapp “had no-one even on the bench.” The pundit tore strips off the substitution decisions throughout the tournament.“It was desperate stuff, dire,” said Dunphy, who decried the fact that Derry’s James McClean hadn’t been picked for tonight’s game.He described the state of Irish football as “stone age, redundant and barren.”Ireland lost the game 2-0 tonight, but Irish supporters sang throughout game. With speculation mounting that Shay Given may retire, former star Liam Brady said he shouldn’t rush a decision.“They all need to take a few weeks to think about it and not rush any decision,” he said.Asked if he thought Shay Given was fit, Trapattoni dismissed that suggestion when it was put to him on RTE.“It was not Shay Given. Shay Given saved also two or three balls. It’s the defenders with the two opponents, they were not careful. They did not pay attention. It was not the fault of Shay Given,” he said.Trapattoni said after the game that he was hugely disappointed with losing two goals from corners. “We have a dignity. We play also for our credibility and our honour,” the Italian said.“I asked the players for commitment and I think the players showed us their commitment. In the first 30 minutes, we had two or three shots on goal but Italy are strong also.“The set pieces for us, it was a disaster. There is this little mistake, this little misunderstanding and then it’s possible to concede this goal in this situation.“Technically, Italy is a little bit superior but we play a good game. Without these two set pieces, we could have got a draw.” EURO 2012: COLEMAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT TOURNAMENT – DUNPHY was last modified: June 18th, 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)last_img read more

STORMWATCH: LIVE UPDATES AS STORM HITS DONEGAL

first_imgPredicted storm sequence at 8pmThe pier in Donegal Town: Pic Oisin McLaughlinHIT REFRESH TO UPDATE: A MASSIVE storm is hitting County Donegal tonight.Send your information, pictures and videos to info@donegaldaily.com10:49pm: N3 Ballyshannon/Dublin Road re-opened after tree removed – between Ballyshannon and Belleek. 10.38pm Patrick writes: Roof tiles fallen from the old County Seat and Clarkes Newsagents in Letterkenny. Tree blocking road up Kirkstown/Killylastin. Trees down in tesco car park also.10:10pm. ESB doing sterling work in reconnecting homes. 3,000 in Ballybofey, Buncrana and other areas back on. But around 5,000 still with lights out.9.52pm: A driver has had a miraculous escape after a large tree came crash down on his bonnet. The incident happened just after 9.15 pm this evening on the Milford to Kilmacrennan Road.An eye witness said the man managed to step out of the car but said he could have been seriously injured. Gardai are now on the scene are directing traffic back the way they came. The large tree has blocked off the entire road.9.47pm: Relatives of passengers reporting the Dublin to Donegal flight this evening has returned to Dublin following several failed landing attempts at Carrickfin. Dublin Airport ‘live flight’ info showing flight status as “En Route” at 9.45pm9.40pm: Violent wind gusts reported in various parts of the Rosses – major power outage affecting homes in parts of Burtonport area near the Roshine and Lackbeg areas. Public street lighting along the N56 is out in Loughanure village although no premises are affected. A charity table quiz in aid of Piermont House, Dungloe in Caisleain Oir, Annagry tonight has been postponed until tomorrow night.9.28pm: Structural damage to homes in the Letterkenny area, say residents. Buses stranded on the pier in Donegal Town. Oisin McLaughlin sent this pic.9.24pm: 3,742 homes in the Dunfanaghy, Cresslough and surrounding areas now without power. That makes it 8,000 in Donegal alone tonight. If you’ve still got power and want a cuppa later, fill those flasks now. 9:17pm: 62o homes lose power in Killybegs, taking total in Co Donegal close to 5,000.8.50pm: Tom Kelly writes: Major flooding near Manorcunningham. Corkey – Labbadish road impassable.8.37pm: 131km/hr gust on Aranmore. Electricity out in 2,796 homes in Gaoth Dobhair and almost 500 homes in Dungloe.8.03pm: Reports of mobile homes being damaged in Downings and Rossnowlagh. Reader in Carrickfin writes: “The house feels as though it’s being blown away.” Inland at Castlefin another reader tells us: “Kicking off big time now.” Roof blown off barn near Ramelton, Sky TV is down and letterboxes chattering, reports reader near Clooney. 7.55pm: 1,134 homes in Ballybofey lose power as winds increase. Estimated time of reconnection by ESB in 11.15pm. More than 60 homes in Buncrana are also now without power.7.35pm: Gardai say there is heaving flooding on the Glenties to Letterkenny Road. Sadly a woman has died after a tree hit her car in Mullingar, the Garda Press Office has just announced.7.25pm: Winds increasing, especially in south Donegal. Reports of flooding in homes in Letterkenny. Derry Daily reporting that the Christmas Market in Guildhall Square has been closed down for the evening.Flooding in Salthill earlier – with cars under water7.00pm: Daniel in Galway writes: “Absolutely crazy in Salthill. Debris flying everywhere.”6.49pm: Just to give you an idea of what’s coming. Wind gust in Galway of 144km/hr.6.38pm: Winds expected to increase again in south Donegal around 7.30pm.6.30pm: John McAteer, editor of the Tirconail Tribune reports “There is severe flooding on all roads around Milford, Kerrykeel, Cranford, Fanad and Kilmacrennan. Proceed with extreme care and do not travel unless it is an emergency as winds are now increasing.”6.16pm: Reader Marie Ferry in Falcarragh reports heavy rain there in the past few minutes.6:14pm: Action plan at Letterkenny General Hospital to prevent repeat of flooding there last July. All systems reported working.5.50pm: Major flooding has been reported on the main Letterkenny to Derry Road at Manorcunningham. Motorists are being advised to slow down and use extreme caution.5.25pm: Winds are easing but will pick up again in the next hour. The storm warned of by Met Eireann hasn’t even started yet.5.00pm: Possibility of snow later on. Donegal County Council will be gritting major routes from 9pm as a precaution. Getting very windy. Reader in Gaoth Dobhair says it is “extremely windy” there in past few minutes. The roof has been blown off the Kent Street Train Station in Cork. One person has been injured. A motorist has also been hurt in Co Westmeath. 15,000 homes are without power.4.45pm. Power outages across the south, with trees down in Cork, Kilkenny and Waterford. Worst of the power outages in Galway and Mayo although there are also faults in Dublin. Torrential rain still falling in Donegal.4pm: Heavy rain is now widespread across the county. This is leading to difficult driving conditions in many areas.There is flooding on several roads including in and around Donegal Town, Letterkenny, Buncrana, Ramelton, Milford and Buncrana.Garda patrols have been stepped up. Winds are currently gusting at 60 to 70km/hr.Met Eireann says the worst of the storm will be after 6pm, the time when the Red Alert warning kicks in – with hurricane force wind gusts of up to 150km/hr.STORMWATCH: LIVE UPDATES AS STORM HITS DONEGAL was last modified: December 18th, 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:donegal stormstorm watchlast_img read more

BARMAID FINED FOR ALLOWING PEOPLE TO BE DRUNK IN HER BAR

first_imgA barmaid has been charged with allowing people to be drunk in her pub.Letterkenny court.Gardai revealed they visited the Millview Inn in Stranorlar at 3am on September 8th, 2013 and found nine people on the premises. Inspector John O’Toole told Letterkenny District Court that two people on the premises were very drunk.One of them had to be carried out of the pub while another was so drunk that he could not be woken.Gardai revealed they had called past the bar at 2am but did not suspect that anybody was on the premises.It was only later when they noticed a taxi pulling up outside the bar that they suspected there may be late-night drinking.Gardai spoke to barmaid Geraldine Bonar who was in charge of the bar.She said she accepted the seriousness of the matter and knew it was 3am but had no excuse why the bat was still open.Judge Paul Kelly asked solicitor Patsy Gallagher what excuse his client had for allowing two men to be “senseless drunk” on her premises at 3am.Mr Gallagher said hic client said one of the men had sneaked into the pub after being drinking in a different bar.However, he said she fully accepted she should have “kept a closer eye” but that she had no previous convictions.Judge Kelly fined Ms Bonar, 34, of Callancor, Drumkeen, €150 and dismissed other charges against her but stressed he was recording a conviction against her.BARMAID FINED FOR ALLOWING PEOPLE TO BE DRUNK IN HER BAR was last modified: September 13th, 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:courtdonegalDrumkeendrunkGeraldine BonarMillview InnStranorlarlast_img read more

Camera sense

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With ridership figures blowing away even the rosiest suggestions, the new Orange Line busway could be called “an unqualified success” – except for one lousy, well, qualification. That would be the vehicle crashes. Although the overall safety record has been solid, the busway has been plagued by the occasional boneheaded driver – none of them the men and women behind the wheels of the buses. A handful of motorists have decided not only to ignore red lights at busway intersections, but to ignore the massive, silver buses heading right toward them, too. In six weeks, there have been six crashes on the busway, all caused by motorist error. But Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have come up with a wise response: red-light cameras, which should be installed early next year. Studies have shown that these devices reduce reckless driving, as dangerous drivers are seemingly more cautious with their money than with their lives. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Since one good idea deserves another, the Orange Line – the best new idea in mass transit in a long time – deserves this sort of protection. A few cameras could go a long way toward making the busway safer and better for all.last_img read more

TABLE SHOWS ONLY TWO FEMALE TDs FROM DONEGAL EVER ELECTED

first_imgAs the current Dáil enters its last autumn session before the General Election, Women for Election have produced a league table of counties who have the best record of electing women.According to the Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins, when Dublin and Cork with their multiple constituencies are excluded, Donegal is average with other counties for electing women over the past 97 years.“A total of 1,242 TDs have been elected since 1918 and only 95 of them have been women.Donegal has elected a total of two women, Cecila Keaveney and Mary Coughlan, in that time across two constituencies.“Of the other counties around the country, the average number of women elected in each since 1918 is two. Donegal’s most Profil female TD was also Tanaiste.“While the number of women elected in the last 96 years has been shockingly low – so have the number of women running. In many cases, the electorate will have had little or no choice on the ballot paper. This time, we are already at unprecedented numbers of female candidates. At 98 candidates the number of women currently running exceeds the number who have ever been elected to Dáil Éireann and make up over 30% of the currently declared candidates. Currently one of six declared candidates in the new Donegal constituency is female.“As we enter the last autumn session of the 31st Dáil, it is worth considering the huge potential that there is for it to be the last Dáil with so few women. With the support of electorate for female candidates, the 32nd Dáil could change the face of Irish politics and truly make history.”Women elected Donegal constituencies 1918-2011Cecila Keaveney (North-East) – 1996-2007Mary Coughlan (South-West) – 1987-2011 Number of female TDs from 1918 40* Dublin9 Cork4 Tipperary4 Wicklow4 Kerry3 Waterford3 Westmeath3 Meath3 Monaghan2 Clare2 Donegal2 Galway2 Kildare2 Offaly2 Limerick2 Mayo1 Carlow1 Kilkenny1 Sligo1 Longford1 Roscommon1 Leitrim1 Wexford0 Cavan0 Laois0 Louth* Síle de Valera is counted in both Dublin and Clare as she was elected in both counties**previous NUI constituency has elected 2 female TDsTABLE SHOWS ONLY TWO FEMALE TDs FROM DONEGAL EVER ELECTED was last modified: September 21st, 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:donegalfemaleTDlast_img read more