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Liverpool hit back to earn draw at lowly Exeter

first_imgEXETER, England (AP):Brad Smith scored for Liverpool in the 73rd minute as the English Premier League side twice hit back to draw 2-2 with fourth-tier Exeter in the FA Cup yesterday.Liverpool have never lost to fourth-tier opposition but were just 17 minutes away from making unwanted history.Tom Nichols put Exeter ahead in the ninth minute and despite Jerome Sinclair’s equaliser three minutes later, the hosts retook the lead on half-time through Lee Holmes. Smith then got the second equaliser for Juergen Klopp’s side.”It’s obvious what we have to learn in the future,” Klopp said to the BBC. “We have to be more robust. It was a difficult pitch. Exeter did really well. Maybe they know which part of the pitch you can play football. It was really difficult for us. On one-on-one situations they were more robust than our guys.”Klopp selected a squad that had 17 changes from the League Cup semi-final victory at Stoke on Tuesday against a side 76 places beneath them.Exeter went ahead when Nichols stretched for a low pass across goal from Jamie Reid and poked the ball into the bottom corner.Liverpool were level three minutes later when Exeter did not clear the ball and Sinclair steered it low past goalkeeper Robert Olejnik.Christian Ribeiro headed wide when unmarked for Exeter who retook the lead on half-time when Holmes scored direct from a corner after Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan misjudged the flight of the ball.Olejnik pushed a firm header from Christian Benteke over the bar and Liverpool equalised again when Smith hit a first-time shot into the net.last_img read more

Bittersweet bobsled

first_imgSprinter-turned-bobsledder Carrie Russell, says that her time so far in her new sport has been bittersweet.Russell made the switch to bobsledding earlier this year and is now a brake-woman in the two-woman sled for the national team after being introduced to the sport by her coach at the MVP track club, Stephen Francis.The 2013 World Championships 4x100m relay gold medal winner says Francis wanted her to pick up bobsledding in order to regain her sprinting explosiveness out of the starting blocks.Russell recently competed for Jamaica at the North American Cup in Canada and says that the “bitter” moment came when she and pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, who formerly competed for the United States, ended up crashing on the same track in Calgary, where Jamaica’s historic four-man team also crashed during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.”If you ask me, I would say we (Jamaica) have bad luck on that track,” Russell says.”When we came off the track and I asked her (Fenlator-Victorian) what happened, she said she couldn’t talk, she was dumbstruck.”She says that her teammate has been a motivating factor for her as she has not only won medals in the sport before, while competing with former sprint hurdler Lolo Jones on the American team, but also because she kept her positive after the crash.”She said give it a next shot, we know we can do great things,” Russell says.BIT OF HISTORYThe pair is looking to create their own bit of history in qualifying for the next Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018. They would become the first ever female bobsled team to represent Jamaica at the Winter Games.Russell says that the “sweet”, for her, is how well she is adapting to the sport.”I’m getting to love the sport and I’m getting to understand the sport more. My pilot is one of the best there is in the world. I’m looking forward to great things at the Winter Olympics with her,” she says.Russell will be back in training early next month ahead of Jamaica’s next two outings in the North American Cup but she says that the public can also expect to see her at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association All Comers track meets early next year. She will be returning to the track to attempt to prepare for next summer’s National Senior Championships and is hoping is to make Jamaica’s team to next year’s IAAF World Championships in London.last_img read more

Commending traffic officer for a job well done

first_imgDear Editor,I have always thought that a traffic officer within the Guyana Police Force had the easiest job until I was in close proximity of one conducting his duty during the road march parade of the 180th Anniversary of the GPF over the last weekend and I was in for a total shock.I ventured out to have a photography production coverage in the vicinity of the Independence Square, Brickdam, among other locations, and there was this traffic officer in his yellow raincoat conducting his duties that he was assigned to during this national/state event.It was unbelievable to witness with disgust, drivers who were grossly disrespectful, rude and uncouth to the officer on duty as they passed by. The officer stood there signalling with his hand for drivers to turn left and it was clear that they were so angry with him from their responses of verbal attacks. He was simply doing his duty during the national/state event and I did say to him that it’s admirable to witness you with so much of tolerance carrying out your duty. I believe that there are quite a lot of dysfunctional drivers who ply the roads on a daily basis and perhaps they need to check with their personal physicians or any medical personnel who are experts with mental issues.I take this moment to publicly commend this particular traffic officer for a job well done and if there was a bonus of any kind available by the Guyana Police Force, I say to the Commissioner of Police that I will nominate the individual.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more

Coutinho move could spark spending spree

first_imgNeither club has officially confirmed or denied the deal, despite reports from France saying Mahrez would have a medical soon at Liverpool.The club’s number one target, according to many reports, is the French international forward Thomas Lemar, part of the impressive Monaco team that reached the Champions League semi-finals last year but which has since been dismantled.Comparing the most expensive transfer fees following the addition of Philippe Coutinho © AFP / Gal ROMAArsenal had a £92 million bid ($125 million, 104 million euros) for 22-year-old Lemar rejected in the summer transfer window and the player is reportedly keen to work with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.Monaco have already crashed out of the Champions League this season, so Lemar could be open to a move, although coach Leonardo Jardim is reluctant to see one of his remaining star names leave.“Monaco don’t usually make big sales in the winter,” Jardim said last week.Other reports have linked Liverpool with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, an increasingly divisive figure at the Emirates. His contract expires in the summer, meaning Arsenal either cash in on the Chilean now or risk seeing him walk away for nothing.Before the January transfer window even opened, Liverpool moved to address their defensive frailties by bringing in Dutch centre-back Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million, one of the most expensive transfers in history.– PSG clearout –Arsenal, who were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday, face a similar dilemma with Mesut Ozil, who is also out of contract in the summer.Meanwhile, Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted he has been in talks about bringing Theo Walcott back to the club from Arsenal.The enormous TV receipts enjoyed by Premier League clubs forces many into the transfer market to compete with the biggest earners in their own division.Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted he has been in talks about bringing Theo Walcott (L) back to the club from Arsenal © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLSo Everton, still far from safe from relegation after a dreadful start to the season, have signed a much-needed centre-forward in Cenk Tosun on a four-and-a-half-year deal worth a reported £27 million.The forward has scored 41 goals in 96 Turkish Super Lig games for Besiktas.Leicester City will fight to keep Mahrez, who was one of the driving forces when the unfashionable club won the Premier League title in 2016.But if Mahrez is tempted away — and he reportedly has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave if a substantial bid comes along in this window — then Leicester’s French boss Claude Puel could turn to Hatem Ben Arfa, who has failed to break into Paris Saint-Germain’s star-studded first team.Ben Arfa has previous Premier League experience with Newcastle and he worked with Puel at Nice in the 2015-2016 season.PSG could be prepared to let Ben Arfa leave cheaply as the Qatari-backed club need to reduce their wage bill to comply with financial fair play rules after their spending reached stratospheric levels last summer with the world-record arrival of Neymar for 222 million euros, followed by the acquisition of the lavishly talented French teenager Kylian Mbappe.Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura also looks set to be offloaded by PSG, with fellow Ligue 1 side Nantes entering the race for his signature.Javier Pastore could be allowed to leave the French capital, with Inter Milan leading the race for his services. The Argentinian may not have helped his case for by arriving back in Paris late from his New Year holiday.Several Premier League clubs are also said to be tracking two young talents in the Bundesliga.Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old Jamaican winger Leon Bailey is said to be a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, and German international midfielder Leon Goretzka could reportedly join Liverpool from Schalke 04 on a free transfer next summer.Two veteran German strikers, Sandro Wagner and Mario Gomez, will have new teammates when Bundesliga action resumes next weekend. Wagner is the new backup for Robert Lewandowski at league leaders Bayern Munich while Gomez has joined Stuttgart.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000It took the third largest amount ever paid for a footballer to prise Philippe Coutinho away from Liverpool and the rumour mill has already linked the club with Leicester’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez (R) © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYPARIS, France, Jan 8 – Philippe Coutinho’s 160-million-euro (Sh19.8bn) deal to join Barcelona is likely to unleash a series of big-money transfers, not least as Liverpool seek to re-invest the proceeds.It took the third largest amount ever paid for a footballer to prise Coutinho away from Liverpool and the rumour mill has already linked the club with Leicester’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez as a possible replacement for the Brazilian playmaker.last_img read more

Revealed! The top 10 Premier League clubs ranked by points in 2015

first_img 6. Liverpool – 57 points – Played 34: Won 16, Drawn 9, Lost 9, Goals For/Against 44/40 10 1. Arsenal – 72 points – Played 34: Won 22 Drawn 6, Lost 6, Goals For/Against 64/26 3. Manchester United – 63 points – Played 34: Won 18 Drawn 9, Lost 7, Goals For/Against 49/28 10 10 8. Crystal Palace – 55 points – Played 34: Won 17, Drawn 4, Lost 13, Goals For/Against 47/36 5. Tottenham – 59 points – Played 34: Won 16, Drawn 11, Lost 7, Goals For/Against 59/41 10 10 10. Everton have won 48 points in the Premier League so far in 2015 – to find out which clubs make up the best of the rest this calendar year, click the arrow above – Played 34: Won 12, Drawn 12, Lost 10, Goals For/Against 47/39 10 7. Chelsea – 56 points – Played 34: Won 16, Drawn 8, Lost 10, Goals For/Against 49/42 10 9. Stoke City – 51 points – Played 34: Won 14, Drawn 9, Lost 11, Goals For/Against 40/36 4. Leicester City – 60 points – Played 34: Won 17 Drawn 9, Lost 8, Goals For/Against 61/45 10 What a difference a year makes.This time last year Chelsea were running away with the title and Leicester City were propping up the Premier League with just 10 points.Newcastle were a top seven side, while Aston Villa were just eight points off a top four spot.Now it’s looking different for all the sides mentioned and a few others too, with Swansea City struggling and Liverpool, Tottenham, and Crystal Palace all improving.But if you just take the Premier League action for this calendar year, what would the top ten look like?Click the right arrow above to find out…Statistics correct up to 8 December 2015 10 2. Manchester City – 65 points – Played 34: Won 20 Drawn 5, Lost 9, Goals For/Against 72/37 10last_img read more

AROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgSATURDAY’S SCRAP: GAA clubs collecting scrap metal to raise funds have been told they have to get a county council license.ASBESTOS SCARE: The principal of PCC Falcarragh Patrick McVicar says there was no health threat to pupils over the discovery of asbestos found in tile adhesive at the school. Our previous report is here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/11/15/asbestos-found-in-donegal-school-gym/.LAGHEY ROW: Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty has accused Minister Pat Rabbitte of washing his hands of the Laghey Post Office closure. The Minister said the closure was a matter for An Post. SEWAGE SYSTEM UPGRADE: Mayor of Bundoran Michael McMahon says he will continue his campaign for an upgrade to the sewage system in the town.AROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: November 17th, 2011 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:Donegal news in brieflast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN WHO SET UP DIY CANNABIS FACTORY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE

first_imgA DISABLED man who developed a DIY cannabis factory at his home in Bundoran using tools he bought at a garden centre has been given suspended prison sentences.Kevin Granaghan, who is 55, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today, a year after Judge John O’Hagan delayed sentencing in the case.Gardai raided his home and found an elaborate drug-cultivation centre there. Granaghan had to walk with the use of a walking stick in court and was said by his lawyer to be in “extremely poor health.”Gardai had kept him under surveillance for some time before raiding his home.When they eventually swooped on 16 St Bridget’s Terrace, they discovered almost €30,000 worth of cannabis plants and seeds in sheds and in the home of Granaghan.The court heard that Granaghan’s home and sheds were set up to grow the plants in special conditions.The windows had been specially sealed to keep out natural sunlight and the electricity supply had been bypassed using special copper wire.In the garden of sheds at the rear of his home, a total of 67 cannabis plants and other materials with a total value of €29,800 were found.There were extractor fans as well as power packs, timers, switches and special watering systems to produce both make and female cannabis plants.Gardai said they did not believe that Granaghan was capable of carrying out such an operation alone but was taking the rap for others.When Gardai raided the house under the Misuse of Drugs Act on December 1st, 2010, the front door of the house was open.Judge John O’Hagan said such behaviour had to be punished.He jailed Granaghan, who pleaded guilty, for two years on two counts of cultivating and supplying cannabis.He suspended both sentences, which are to run concurrently, for a period of two years.DONEGAL MAN WHO SET UP DIY CANNABIS FACTORY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: July 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL PRIEST SAID HE WAS SHOCKED BY GIRL’S ALLEGATIONS

first_imgA Donegal priest said he was “horrified” and “shocked” after he accused of indecently assaulting a teenage girl.Fr Eugene Boland denies five charges of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl between June 28, 1990 and June 30, 1992.The offences are alleged to have occurred while the teenager volunteered at a Parochial House in the Galliagh area of Derry. She alleges that the 66-year-old hugged her, kissed her on the lips and rubbed her back underneath her clothing.During the fourth day of the trial at Derry Crown Court, the jury of eight women and four men heard police interviews that were conducted with the priest in July 2010 at Omagh Police Station.Boland confirmed the alleged injured party would have been a regular visitor to the parochial house and she helped out there.He admitted he would have kissed her on the cheek and hugged her, but denied ever kissing the girl on the lips.The priest told officers he was a “open, friendly and bubbly” person and remembered saying something to the girl about fancying her if he was 20 years younger and she was 10 years older.However, said it was “meant as a compliment. It wasn’t suggestive”. The priest claimed the girl “obviously misinterpreted it”.The priest also told officers he received a phone call from her about this and he explained what he mean and apologised for any embarrassment it might have caused her.He said he had” no recollection” of telling the girl he only saw good looking women in Derry, after moving from Moville.When the specific allegations were put to the priest by police he said he had “no recollection of that happening”.DONEGAL PRIEST SAID HE WAS SHOCKED BY GIRL’S ALLEGATIONS was last modified: June 22nd, 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:Fr Eugene Bolandlast_img read more

Firm promotes ayurvedic lifestyle

first_img WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? Originally, I started producing “Positive Music for Today’s Kids” because I wanted music that would inspire my children. That led to music videos, home videos, DVDs, books and Web sites. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? As a mother and a consumer, I saw the lack of content in this particular area. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? The same day. I started making phone calls and making it happen. It was like an epiphany. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Started writing and recording. Now we’re not doing children’s music but are focused on our Web sites, books and DVDs. Our newest release is “Dosha Yoga,” a four-segment DVD, three of which are different types of yoga routines and the last is how to live an ayurvedic lifestyle. Ayurveda is Sanskrit for “the science of life.” WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? I paid as I went, putting everything on credit cards. The total was about $30,000. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Whoever gave encouragement! There are a lot of naysayers out there. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? That I would fail. I was having so much fun, I knew I would keep going no matter what happened. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? Break even for now, but we’re growing all the time. Next year I’m expecting about $100,000. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? We’re already international. The DVD is in India now, as is the book. The book is also in German- and English-speaking countries. I have 25,000 subscribers to my e-mail newsletter. My goal is to mainstream ayurveda so everyone has an understanding of it. To be considered for a small-business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Bamboo Entertainment Inc. BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1125 Lindero Canyon Road No. A8-341, Westlake Village PHONE: (818) 707-7127 WEB SITE: www.whatsyourdosha.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake OWNER: Lissa Coffey ESTABLISHED: 1992 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We make products in every media that serve families, singles and couples in terms of self-care, fitness and relationships. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes last_img read more

DONEGAL BASED COMPANY AWARDED €1MILLION CONTRACT TO ROLL-OUT REVOLUTIONARY FOOD-CHECK TECHNOLOGY

first_imgDonegal based company Kelsius has been awarded a lucrative contract by Applegreen to roll-out its revolutionary food-check technology.The innovative company whose headquarters are based in Falcarragh, secured the contract which could be worth up to €1million over a three-year period. Applegreen is Ireland’s largest independent fuels retailer and has also expanded into the UK and US fuels retail market.Securing the lucrative contract with Applegreen will come as a huge boost for Kelsius, whose Food-Check System is the only system of its kind currently available in the market.The newly secured contract between Applegreen and Kelsius will see the Food-Check System replace the current paper-based systems that require repetitive manual monitoring and record keeping.The new system will allow staff to engage more time in direct customer interaction and sales. Kelsius can boast a whole host of high-profile companies that already avail of their innovative Food-Check System.Kelsius Food-Check system is used by a wide range of companies such as Aramark, The Shelbourne Hotel, The Merrion Hotel, Ashford Castle and St Vincent’s Hospital.University College Hospital Galway, Spar, Gala Centra, Costcutter’s, Londis and many others also avail of their innovative technology.Commenting on the contract, Eamonn Quinn, Executive Chairman, Kelsius told Donegal Daily, “Food Safety is a huge issue for all food businesses. The reputation damage of even one major incident can take many years to repair.“Achieving a consistent standard across a branch network that has real time visibility allows retailers to know that they are on top of this issue.“Using existing paper records a retailer only discovers there is a problem when it’s too late. According to Quinn the key success in the Food-Check System is its ability to reduce the time staff spend on monitoring and reporting which enables them to engage more with customers.Quinn added, “Using Food-Check reduces time spent on administrative tasks and allows staff to spend more time with customer related duties.“Food-Check uses wireless temperature sensors and a tablet application to automate the HACCP process.“The recorded information is stored in the cloud and immediately available to the company. “We are delighted that Applegreen a company renowned for being an innovator in its industry has awarded us this important contract, he concluded.Joe Barrett, Chief Operations Officer of Applegreen told Donegal Daily, “We at Applegreen are delighted to be using Kelsius FoodCheck technology across our growing Applegreen network.“We pride ourselves on our customer service and innovative food options whether in our small local stations or in our larger Motorway Service Areas.“It’s important that our staff spend as much time as possible in customer facing roles and the Food-Check technology ensures that the hugely important area of food safety management is managed with meticulous attention to detail but without the onerous hours of paper reporting and filing.As an independent Irish company we were delighted to be supporting another growing Irish company who came up with the perfect solution for Applegreen.Food-Check combines wireless sensor technology for food temperature monitoring and recording with an intuitive tablet based application which also facilitates the management and recording of hygiene related tasks.DONEGAL BASED COMPANY AWARDED €1MILLION CONTRACT TO ROLL-OUT REVOLUTIONARY FOOD-CHECK TECHNOLOGY was last modified: November 7th, 2014 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:ApplegreenBusinesscontractdonegalFood-Check SystemKelsiusLucrativenewslast_img read more