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Furious Spurs fans demand stars take pay cuts after 550 staff’s salaries slashed

first_img5TOTTENHAM fans are outraged the club’s non-playing staff are feeling the effects of the coronavirus crisis while the footballers continue to receive full pay.Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy cut the wages of 550 workers at the club for two months and furloughed others this week.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust hit out at the club and wants to see the players take a pay cutThe latter will be allowed to claim 80 per cent of their wages from the government up to a monthly maximum of £2,500.Levy, who was the Prem’s best-paid exec last season with £7million, confirmed in a club statement: “The club’s operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future.”And the move ensures that Levy will feel the heat of his fellow chairmen and chief executives at today’s video conference “shareholder” meeting between the 20 clubs.One chairman said: “He is a smart man but this wasn’t a smart move. It hurt the reputation of the entire league.“A few of us simply don’t understand what Daniel was thinking.”Now the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) has hit out at their club’s leadership, calling on players and directors to make a further voluntary contribution “so that the most vulnerable do not bear too great a burden”.A THST statement said: “We have strongly recommended that the club explains the detail and nuance to supporters with far more clarity than it has currently, and we hope it will take that advice.”What has most angered fans, who care that their club does the right thing, is that an organisation that is perceived to be very wealthy is cutting staff pay and asking for government help while the most well-remunerated individuals under its umbrella maintain their earnings.”This anger is not exclusive to the Spurs community, but the club’s reputation as a wealthy and well-run business means it is in the spotlight.5″We are aware that no football club can impose contract changes on its playing or coaching staff without agreement with the respective unions, the PFA and LMA.”So the comment that THFC has chosen to cut non-playing staff wages while choosing not to cut playing staff wages is inaccurate.”But there is nothing to stop the club’s players making a voluntary contribution to ensure that the most vulnerable do not bear too great a burden.”And there is nothing to stop the club’s directors, including the chairman, making a further personal contribution on top of their 20 per cent wage cuts; points we have made directly to the club board and will continue to do so.”We have made it clear that this is a course of action fans would overwhelmingly support.”Jose Mourinho and his players are expected to take a pay cut after Levy warned they will “have to do their bit” amid these uncertain and unprecedented times.Mourinho pockets a staggering £290,000-a-week at the North London club, while striker Harry Kane makes £200k-a-week.The club’s statement added: “We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.Surely, players should be taking a cut. All kinds of people will go under and they will need all the help this game can give them.Harry Redknapp“We hope the current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system.”Ex-Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is shocked by the decision to hit the ordinary workers.He also called on Tottenham’s top earners — and all the Premier League big hitters — to donate a chunk of their salaries to help the NHS and the country.Redknapp, 73, said: “I can’t believe it. Surely players should be taking a cut. This isn’t for big clubs like Tottenham.“I thought the Government were going to pay ordinary people who are struggling and help small businesses who are struggling.“But you are talking here about a club where their players earn £10-12million a year.“Tottenham are owned by Joe Lewis, one of the richest men in the world, and his club are cutting the wages of all their non-football staff by 20 per cent. I can’t believe it.“Here is a club where the average player earns £80,000, £90,000, £100,000 a week.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.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 summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong“And that’s average! Their top players earn £150,000 a week, maybe even £200,000 a week. Surely, players should be taking a cut.“All kinds of people will go under and they will need all the help this game can give them.”Tottenham told Sky Sports News in response: “We shall continue to work with the Trust in the interests of the club.”5 Daniel Levy – who earned £7m as Spurs chairman last season – cut the pay of 550 non-playing staff and furloughed othersCredit: PA:Press Association5last_img read more

On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3—again

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments 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 They did not have a super regular season. They are a Superteam, without question.To win any NBA Finals game, on the road, when LeBron James has a triple-double, when they trailed most of the night, when the deficit was as many as 13 early, when Curry and Thompson shot a combined 7 for 27 … only a Superteam can pull that off.“It’s almost like playing the Patriots,” Cleveland superstar LeBron James said Wednesday night. “You can’t have mistakes. They’re not going to beat themselves. You know, so when you’re able to either force a miscue on them, you have to be able to capitalize and you have to be so in tuned and razor sharp and focused every single possession. You can’t have miscommunication, you can’t have flaws … because they’re going to make you pay.”James had a triple-double. He’s three rebounds shy of averaging one in this series. He even had the highlight play of the series, a shot (which was really a pass) off the backboard to himself that he rebounded and viciously dunked. And he’s still down 3-0.He’s not conceding. But he is clearly tipping his cap to the Warriors, his nemesis in each of the last four Junes and a team that’s one win shy of beating him in three of those series.“That’s what championship teams do,” James said. “That’s what championship players do. They rise to the occasion, and that’s what Golden State has done the last four years.”Durant has made quite a career out of rising to the occasion.He was amused earlier in this series by a question that suggested the defining moment of his career was the 3-pointer in Game 3 last season. (“You know, I had a pretty solid career before I hit that shot, I felt,” Durant said.) He will be equally amused when he gets asked if the shot he made Wednesday will also be a defining moment. He’s been an MVP, a Finals MVP, an Olympic gold medalist already.This is just what’s next.“I was definitely excited,” said Durant, who tends to try and keep emotions to himself. “It’s hard to make shots at this level in the NBA and I understand that. But at the same time I knew the game wasn’t over.” Durant’s 33-footer was the final act in his 43-point night, and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the finals on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the title series for the second straight season. A year ago, his shot from a bit closer — 26 feet, officially — put the Warriors ahead to stay in what became a five-point win. This time, the longer one put Golden State up by six and sent fans starting to head toward the exits.“Different game, different season, different feel,” Durant shrugged afterward, knowing full well how similar it was to the one he hit last season and knowing what it means right now. “Just a different vibe around the team.”No, it isn’t.That team had a championship vibe. Soon, maybe Friday, maybe not until Monday, this team will have the same.This was why the Warriors needed Durant, and this is why Durant needed the Warriors. He was an elite player before he went to Golden State. He’s now about to be a two-time champion because he went to Golden State. And it’s a reminder to the rest of the NBA that when the free-agency shopping kiosks open on July 1, this is the team to be chasing.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Punk set for UFC 225 in wake of fight of his life in court Left wing pull-up, yes.Back in Cleveland, yes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFinal minute again, yes.But this one was deeper than his dagger was a year ago — and it cut deeper as well. And on a night where Stephen Curry couldn’t shoot and Klay Thompson wasn’t much better, Durant put the Golden State Warriors on his slender shoulders and carried them to the brink of becoming back-to-back NBA champions for the first time. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It may as well have been. Cleveland got within four on the next possession after Durant’s dagger, but never any closer.“They have a number of guys that can bail their team out on any play, any game, any possession,” Cleveland’s Kevin Love said. “And he’s been that for them a number of times. Defenses try to plan for him, but when you’re 6-11, 7-feet and you’re shooting a lazy pullup on the left wing from 27 feet that’s pretty tough to guard.”For the record, Durant made every effort to defer the credit Wednesday night. He didn’t think his shot was the biggest of the game. He thought Curry’s lone 3-pointer in 10 tries — one that put the Warriors up by four with 2:38 remaining — carried more weight, and he might have been right.But Durant finished it off. The game. The season. The title, basically.“You know, we’ve got a lot of depth,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can play, and they’re all chipping in. But we should probably go back to Kevin Durant, shouldn’t we? That was amazing what he did.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant celebrates with teammates after Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 110-102 to take a 3-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant.Game 3 of the NBA Finals again, yes.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Eight reasons for Tottenham fans to be happy

first_img 7. The new stadium is around the corner – While it will be heart-wrenching to see White Hart Lane slowly demolished, a brand new 61,000-seat stadium could propel the club even further forward, if they maintain their current trajectory. On Monday evening, supporters looked skyward to the new cranes, which are set to get to work on building their new home and are painted in the club’s colour. The only way may well be up. 5. Eric Dier and Dele Alli can be the spine of the midfield for years to come – Not only is it the best bromance in football, the young England internationals both look likely to forge formidable careers. Dier is a versatile defender-turned-midfielder, who fits the Pochettino system like a glove. His ability to drop deep and form a three-man backline as full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose thunder forward works perfectly, while his ability to break up play and either pass or drive forward with the ball is improving with every game. Meanwhile, Alli’s tremendous debut season has won deserved plaudits, despite a mean streak which can let him down and the odd bit of simulation. The duo are Tottenham’s ‘Bash Brothers’ and could be for some time. 1. It’s a young Tottenham side who will have learned valuable experiences – Click the right arrow for more reasons for Spurs fans to be cheerful… – The likes of Dele Alli (20), Eric Dier and Harry Kane (both 22), Heung-Min Son and Kevin Wimmer (both 23) have all played their parts in Tottenham’s stunning season, and will be able to reap the rewards from the experience of a Premier League title challenge. Lessons will be learnt and they, along with their team-mates, will be ready for another title battle next year, should it arise. 8 8. Tottenham’s style of play is a joy to watch – Leicester City may be about to win the Premier League title but it could easily be argued Spurs play the best football. On the ball, their fast-paced drives forward, skilful interchanges between several players, and smart set-piece routines have left supporters salivating. But off the ball, Pochettino’s side a well-drilled defensive unit who have conceded the least goals in the Premier League. No one more typifies Tottenham’s style than winger Erik Lamela who attacks and defends with the same fervour. 8 3. Harry Kane isn’t a one-season wonder – It was the fear which will have dogged many supporters in the summer. Was Kane the real deal, or would his ability in front of goal diminish in his second full campaign? It turns out the centre forward is very much a star still in the ascendency and as his relationship, on the pitch, with Dele Alli continues to build, there could be more yet to come. The fact he’s one of their own should ward off any transfer bids for at least another season, if not more. 8 8 8 8 6. Toby Alderweireld is a world-class defender – Whisper it quietly, but Ledley King might be facing a fight for the title of Tottenham’s best modern day centre-back. King is still sung about at White Hart Lane – and will be for years to come – but Alderweireld, who seamlessly combines brutish and bullying backline displays with the ball-playing abilities of an elegant playmaker, has the potential to become a hero. If only his name was more fitting for a song. 4. Players will want to play for Mauricio Pochettino – The Argentine’s reputation continues to grow and current Spurs stars are all complimentary about their gaffer, despite the initially gruelling double training sessions. The way he has moulded the team, forged an impressive spirit through handshakes, and improved his charges, will appeal to any players possibly on their transfer wishlist this summer. Tottenham were once nearly men when it came to top transfers, now they look like a team stars will be desperate to sign for. 2. Mauricio Pochettino is helping experienced stars reach their potential – With Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb forming a decent partnership last season, it had looked like Mousa Dembele’s time at Spurs could be coming to an end. Theoretically a technically brilliant performer with a physical presence in midfield, for some reason, the Belgian seemed unable to hit the right note for Spurs. Now, though, the 28-year-old is putting in sensational showings in almost every game and one of the first names on the team sheet. Similarly, Kyle Walker, after injuries and poor form, was struggling to reach his potential and now is showing signs of becoming a top quality full-back. Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with West Brom means Leicester City need just three points from their final three games to win the Premier League title.Spurs fans looked disconsolate in the stands at White Hart Lane when the full-time whistle blew, knowing Tony Pulis’ men had pricked their daydream of glory.The players clearly knew their chances of lifting the trophy had all but evaporated. Toby Alderweireld stood motionless for several minutes, while Kyle Walker, following a lung-busting performance, could only crash to the ground.Tottenham old boy Sandro exchanged a heartfelt moment with Jan Vertonghen, arms wrapped around each other in a warm embrace.But, in truth, there was no reason for the players to reflect with any kind of sorrow.These are positive times on the white side of north London and the thrilling showings from Spurs players across the campaign mean it’s great to be a fan of the Lilywhites right now.So, if you’re feeling a little down in the dumps, don’t grumble, give a whistle, and check out our reasons for Tottenham fans to be cheerful… 8 8last_img read more


first_imgOne of the smallest clubs in Donegal, Termon GAA u14’s boys made history by representing the county for the first time ever in a Feile Div 1 final.The Under 14 Boys team from Termon GAA Club were seeded in Div 1 of the 2016 National Feile competition, the biggest youth event in Europe with over 6000 competitors representing 250 teams in a festival of Gaelic football and this year it took part in counties Cork, Kerry & Limerick last weekend. Despite Termon GAA, being one of the smallest clubs in Donegal, and facing the First Division County Champions of all the major counties and cities in Ireland, teams from Philadelphia, New York, The Middle East, UK and Northern Ireland the Termon Under 14 boys started & finished with an amazing run in the competition.In the group stages they defeated Kildare champions Celbridge, Cork Champions Glanmire and their host team Caragaline from Cork. They faced Derry champions, O’ Donovan Rossa in the quarter finals and prevailed by 3 points before pipping a highly fancied Douglas side by a point in a thrilling semi final. The final was played before a large crowd in Austin Stack Park, Tralee, and despite a gallant effort by the Termon lads they lost out to a fabulous side from Castleknock in Dublin. There was no shame in losing to a team which has been undefeated in every competition in Dublin for the last three years, and the Castleknock manager made a point of addressing the Termon lads in the dressing room afterwards where he complimented their style of play and stated that they had given them a tougher game than most teams in Dublin over the last years.Despite the heartbreak of losing an All Ireland Div 1 final, this Termon team has won a host of admirers for their displays over the Feile weekend. Their matches were watched by a large travelling support, which grew as the hosts at Carragaline GAA, and Carragaline locals got behind a lovely team who played an attractive brand of football. This was augmented by hundreds of supporters cheering the boys on from Donegal, as Gerard Grant of Pramerica had arranged live streaming of the games for supporters who couldn’t make the trip.This admiration was bourne out by the massive crowd who gathered at the Lagoon Termon after 1am to welcome home the team, and the warmth of the reception will live long in the memories of these young men. To go so far in such a huge competition is a huge testament to the skill, courage and commitment of these players, and managers Paddy Gallagher and James Cassidy both say, they deserve every bit of credit they get and that they are quite simply an amazing bunch of young men. It wasn’t always football, they were treated to enjoy some surprises over the weekend, they visited Croke Park for a stadium tour, a roof top sky walk, and enjoyed interactive hurling & football games and had lunch on way to Cork sponsored by Catherine & James Cassidy, Healthwise Pharmacies, before travelling to Carragline to be paired up with their host families after dinner at Carragaline GAA Club House. Friday morning was spend relaxing with a hurling lesson from coaches in the host club, a tour of Charles Fort in Kinsale before returning to Caragaline for a team meal and preparation for the real job at hand.Friday evening they headed to Glanmire GAA Club for first two games. They beat Cellbridge the Div 1 Champions of Kildare by a point then played Glanmire the Feile Champions of Cork. Trailing by 6 points with five minutes to go Luke Downey found a bit of magic to score a goal which ignited the Termon team. Further goals from Aaron Gallagher and Conor Black saw the Termon boys victorious by four points in a real thriller.  The large crowd who gathered applauded them off the field which gave the boys a huge boost and they seemed a foot taller on the way back to the dressing room. After their exertions Trevor Alcorn, brought the boys to Myrtlville beach for a recovery session in the Atlantic before they returned to their host families.On Saturday morning they played their hosts in Caragaline and their new found belief and confidence saw them run out comfortable victors over a highly rated Caragaline team. After another team meal the team were then introduced to Liam Mc Carthy & Sam Maguire, for a photo op arranged by Caragaline GAA. The boys were then off to Ballincollig where they played Derry Div 1 Champions O Donovan Rossa, and in another thriller, emerged victorious by three points to qualify for the semi final against a highly fancied Douglas side.Douglas were the fancied team in Cork this gallant Termon team showed them no respect and tore into them, eventually running out victors by one point in an absolute battle. The large travelling support  and the huge support from the local hosts went wild at the final whistle, while we are reliably informed of similar celebrations back home in Donegal where hundreds had tuned in to watch a live feed streamed by Gerard Grant. On Saturday night it was back to Caragaline for a massive parade which saw the whole town closed off, followed by a social event and free disco organised for the team. At this stage they had their eye on the prize and insisted on going home early to be rested for their big match on Sunday.This left the tiny Club from Termon in the Div 1 Feile competition final against the mighty Castleknock of Dublin. The boys travelled to one of the most iconic stadia in GAA (Austin Stack Park in Tralee) and togged out in dressing rooms normally occupied by Gooch Cooper, Kieran Donaghy and other Kerry legends. It was a huge honor to run out the tunnel to roars of applause, and stand for amhrán na bhfiann before throw in the final of such a prestigious tournament. Our boys lost the toss and played against a very strong breeze in the first half, and ended the half with a mountain to climb trailing Castleknock 3-4 to 0-2 at half time. True to form, the Termon lads threw the kitchen sink at Castleknock and spend most of the second half camped out in their opponents half. They were awarded a penalty a few minutes from time which would have left one score in it had we scored, but heir keeper made a fantastic save and Castleknock used all their experience to close out the game for the win.Sincere thanks goes out to their coaches James Cassidy and Paddy Gallagher for their dedication and unique style of positive coaching.  In keeping with the ethos of both these coaches, the full panel was used throughout the weekend at the insistence of James & Paddy and this was in keeping with the ethos of Feile and GAA underage football. The u14 Boys will always be extremely grateful to their coaches for this experience. More thanks to CLG An Tearmann for all their help and financial support, Mairtin and Angela Kelly, Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top, Letterkenny for providing a full kit out & sports bags for Feile and their ongoing sponsorship of the Minor Board Boys & Girls, Eugene Trearty, Chairman Termon GAA and for making sure the Termon GAA flags were flying for the weekend, Catherine & James Cassidy for sponsoring the Croke Park experience on the way to Cork for the boys, Gerard Grant for sponsoring the coach travel for the event and providing food and drinks for the bus journey, Paddy Toye for providing the fruit for the weekend, Michael Boyle for providing Strength & Conditioning coaching throughout the season, Trevor Alcorn for driving the bus to Cork and throughout the weekend and for entertaining his passengers, The Parents & Supporters who travelled with the boys and those who didn’t that helped fund raise for the event, Paul McIntyre who travelled & provided Physio to the boys for the weekend, Kevin Joyce & Carragaline GAA Club’s players, parents & committee members for hosting our team and making them feel part of their GAA family community for the weekend, Grace Ann McGarvey, PR & Social media reporting for the weekend, Cllr Michael McBride, Pauric Hilferty for the compere at the welcome home reception, the Lagoon, Termon for hosting the welcome home reception, Frank McGettigan for the photographs of the home coming and last but not least the Under 14 team of Boys who did themselves, their parishes, their club, their coaches and their families extremely proud.A presentation night will be held in the near future to mark their achievement, and we have no doubt that anyone who was along for the ride will have fond memories of this Feile weekend for a long time to come.GAA NEWS: TERMON U14’S MAKE HISTORY AT ALL-IRELAND FEILE COMPETITION was last modified: June 29th, 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:GAASportTermonlast_img read more

Who are England playing in the quarter-finals and where can I listen to coverage?

first_img 3 England face Sweden on Saturday Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada 3 England have progressed to the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 2006.The Three Lions beat Colombia on penalties – the first time they have ever won a shoot-out at a World Cup – after the game finished 1-1 in normal time.So, who will England face in the last eight? Here’s what you need to know.England v SwedenThe quarter-final match against Sweden is on Saturday 7 July at 3pm (UK time). The game will be played at the Cosmos Arena, which has a capacity of 44,000 and will be live on talkSPORT here.If England win they will face either Russia or Croatia in the semi-final on 11 July. Russia will play Croatia on Saturday at 7PM UK time 3 German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Brazil v BelgiumBrazil will take on Belgium in their final eight clash at the Kazan Arena, which is live on talkSPORT at 7pm (UK time) on Friday 6 July.Belgium topped Group G after they beat England 1-0 last week.Roberto Martínez’s men then faced Japan in the last 16.They were losing two nil but miraculously scored three goals in the last 20 minutes to clutch victory.Brazil topped Group E with seven points and beat Mexico 2-0 to progress to the quarter finals.Uruguay v FranceUruguay will face France at the Nizhny Novgorad Stadium live on talkSPORT at 3pm on Friday 6 July here.France’s last 16 clash against Argentina has been hailed the game of the tournament so far.Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in a four-minute period which had the South Americans chasing the game and the thriller eventually finished 4-3.Uruguay are the only team in the tournament to beat the hosts.They beat Russia 3-0 and the two nations could meet again in the final. England’s expected starting line-up for World Cup opener v Tunisia center_img ‘THEY FAILED’ LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS World Cup 23 Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man Russia v CroatiaThe hosts will take on Croatia in the Fisht Stadium on Saturday at 7pm (UK time), which you can hear live on talkSPORT here.Russia has had an incredible run in the competition so far, finishing in Group A with six points, having thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game and beaten Egypt 3-1.They then progressed to the last 16 and beat Spain on penalties.Croatia, meanwhile, was one of only three nations to win all their matches in the group stage and finish with nine points.Zlatko Dalic’s men shocked Argentina by beating them 3-0.They progressed to the the last eight following a tense penalty shoot-out win against. REVEALED UNITED Kylian Mbappe scored two goals against Argentina last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE: With the kind permission of John Soffe ( Check his Facebook page (,DONEGAL will witness musical history this Sunday.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra will perform the “world première” of a new six-movement piece ‘The Inishowen Set’ especially composed for the string ensemble by John McLachlan, the internationally esteemed Dublin born composer who lives in Inishowen.During this week the composer will work weekly with the Orchestra in this new work that will be premiered in Conwal Parish Church and also performed later on this year in Inishowen. Since 2010 the Donegal Music Education Partnership’s ensemble has successfully worked with one Irish composer per season, promoting new music and commissioning new pieces for their repertory. Ian Wilson, Derek Ball and Elaine Agnew were involved in music making with DCO in previous seasons.John McLachlan is an Irish composer from Dublin, now living in Redcastle, Co. Donegal. He is a freelance composer who is also active in the representation and promotion of Irish composers. He has had many articles on contemporary music published in various journals.He has written over 40 works, for all the usual instrumental combinations and his music has been played and broadcast widely around the world, from Tokyo to New York and South Africa to Peru.Commissions have come from the Irish National Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Hall, the Dublin International Piano Competition, and Music Network, and from many international groups and soloists active in new music. He holds a musicology PhD from Trinity College Dublin and was the Executive Director of the Association of Irish Composers from 1999 to 2012. He is a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy for the creative arts. See for more.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra features classical string players from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra gives regular performances throughout the county during the year and previous seasons have included trips to Spain and Italy.Since its establishment the orchestra worked with guest artists such as violinist Darragh Morgan, Belgium soprano Tine Verbeke, renowned Romanian/Irish cellist Mihai Dancila, the Spanish chamber orchestra Concerto Málaga and the Italian Maestro Massimo Paris. The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo (Artistic Director of the ensemble).For their February concert in Conwal Parish Church, they will perform John McLachlan’s ‘The Inishowen Set’ conducted by the composer itself who also will introduce his new piece to the audience. The program will also include Karl Jenkin’s Palladio, Hindemith’s Five Pieces for Strings Op. 44, Mascagni’s Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Britten’s Simple Symphony Op. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Elegy for string orchestra and Bartók’s Ten pieces “For Children“ Sz. 39 arranged for strings by Leo Weiner. This concert is presented by the Donegal Chamber Music Society as part of their Sunday afternoon concert series “Sundays in Conwal” in association with Donegal Music Education Partnership.A recital of about 45 minutes of music. Admissions € 10/5. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information, (074) 9176293 / Programme starts at 3pm.(PICTURE: With the kind permission of John Soffe ( Check his Facebook page (,JOHN McLACHLAN’S WORLD PREMIERE AT CONWAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY was last modified: February 18th, 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:conwaldonegal chamber orchestraJohn McLachlanSundayslast_img read more


first_imgRECORD: 7-4-1 Rossin,L.111.01 Fillmore09/09/20050101236 Fisher,M.4 Janzen,A.2 Valley Christian10/28/20050101420 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Robertson,T.1-70 Fisk,R.190 Perkins,Z.1 TOTAL2005741312240 Lewis,B.12463.81 Watson,T.44151634.5 Jones,N.100.00 Delbar,K.30018 Robertson,T.33-107-3.22 Matero,A.1006 Watson,T.033548 Fadness,D.431714.01 Delbar,K.2 Grace Brethren10/21/2005010756 Montclair Prep10/07/2005100496 Perkins,Z.100000.00 Weiss,D.5731 Huang,D.6183.01 Kozonis,J.50030 Thoburn,C.3 Punting Total50170434.1 Weiss,D.198086197.49 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kozonis,J.152935 Robertson,T.20012 Granger,E.144.00 Receiving Total98147319 Matero,A.2391 Mary Star o Sea09/16/20050011414 Paraclete10/14/2005100206 Jones,N.1 Village Christian11/11/20051002421 Mineros,A.14242.00 Jones,N.70042 Western Christian09/23/2005100467center_img Bell-Jeff11/18/2005100517 Thoburn,C.284.01 Mineros,A.20012 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Scoring Total44335312 Rushing Total35113483.820 Rosamond11/25/20051003315 Williams,E.618831.3 Fisher,M.50030 Huang,D.1006 Mineros,A.3 Perkins,Z.1485683.88 Passing Total209986147319 Augur,J.100000.00 Rossin,L.1006 Jones,N.305056 Ontario Christian12/02/20050101330 Fisher,M.161662 Weiss,D.1006 Delbar,K.102272 Bjorseth,J.3103.32 Kilpatrick11/04/20051002922 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Maberry,B.181 Perkins,Z.90054 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Robertson,T.188906138718135.06 Delbar,K.188.00 Mayberry,B.1006 SCORINGTDPATFGTP RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Bjorseth,J.20012 Interceptions Total16 Fisher,M.925796.33 Thoburn,C.20012 Fadness,D.1006 Weiss,D.700.00 Lewis,B.1006 Perkins,Z.171601last_img read more

Call for action on Letterkenny flood defences to be heard by Councillors

first_imgCouncillors in the Letterkenny Municipal District will hear a proposal on Monday calling for action to be taken on the area’s flood defences.The Mayor of Donegal, Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McMonagle, has called on the Municipal District to meet with officials from the Office of Public Works (OPW) to discuss the matter.Large swathes of Inishowen were destroyed two weeks ago when some of the worst flooding ever to hit the county gripped the peninsula (pictured above). Inishowen and its people are still reeling from the devastation caused by the flash floods.Councillor McMonagle is concerned that areas of Letterkenny, which are prone to flooding, could feel the brunt of future rain storms.“In light of the recent Flooding that Inishowen, Letterkenny and Stranorlar areas have experienced and the likely hood of further flooding happening in the future I am now calling on this Municipal District to call a meeting with the OPW to discuss Flood Defences to ensure that all precautionary measures where needed are being worked on and implemented to lessen the impact of any potential flooding in our Municipal District Area in the future,” a motion from Councillor McMonagle, to be debated at Monday’s meeting in Milford, reads.Call for action on Letterkenny flood defences to be heard by Councillors was last modified: September 7th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:floodFLOODINGgerry mcmonagleInishowenInishowen FloodingletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

Businessman and St Vincent de Paul volunteer went on robbing spree in nightclub

first_imgA businessman who works voluntarily with St Vincent de Paul has been ordered to pay his own charity €1,000 after going on a stealing spree at a nightclub.Gearoid Knight stole two iPhones, a lady’s handbag and bank cards during a disco in Co Donegal. Knight, who manages a staff of 25 people at a service station in Co Laois, stole the handbag and then went into the toilets of the Voodoo in Letterkenny and emptied out the contents.He stuffed the gold handbag down the back of the toilet.However, what Knight did not know was that the owner of the handbag, Justine Fisher had spotted him stealing the bag.When 25-year-old Knight emerged from the toilet, he was apprehended by security staff.The accused, of Old Pound, Ballybrittas, Co Laois, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a range of offences including stealing goods and handling stolen goods on November 11th last.The court was told that Knight, who had no previous convictions, was attending a friend’s birthday party in Letterkenny.He said he had no explanation as to why he stole the items but said he had too much to drink.However, Judge Paul Kelly said there was some element of pre-planning to it.He told Knight that if any one of his 25 employees had stolen from his company then they would be let go.He told Knight’s solicitor, Mr Kieran Dillon “I’m trying to get into the mindset of somebody with all your client’s advantages and background that would make him take a handbag two phones and bank cards.“There was an element here of planning or preparation to this. It didn’t just fall into his lap. There was a conscious set of actions.”Solicitor Mr Dillon said his client’s parents were also heavily involved with St Vincent de Paul.“He is embarrassed and ashamed of what happened. He is here and is anxious to plead guilty. He had been drinking a lot more than he normally would.“He is heavily involved in the community and this is something is simply can’t explain. He is very anxious to make amends.”The court was also told that another victim, Mr Ian Reid, claimed that a bank card which he had in his pocket had been later found in Knight’s wallet.Judge Kelly said that because the accused had no previous convictions and that he had met the charge at the first possible opportunity, he would deal with the charges in a certain way.He ordered Knight to pay a donation of €1,000 to St Vincent de Paul in Letterkenny and struck out the charges.Businessman and St Vincent de Paul volunteer went on robbing spree in nightclub was last modified: November 29th, 2017 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:donegalhandbagsLetterkenny Gearoid KnighttheftVOODOOlast_img read more

Warriors 3 Big Things: What D’Angelo Russell’s injury really means for the Dubs

first_imgIt’s as if the basketball gods are exacting revenge on the Warriors for five years of wild success by smoting one metacarpal at a time.Russell will miss the next two weeks, the team announced Saturday.So now what?Well, we’ll see plenty … SAN FRANCISCO — Another loss, another injury.Just another day for the Golden State Warriors.Friday night at Chase Center, it was D’Angelo Russell going down with a sprained right thumb, and the Celtics claiming a victory over the Dubs, 105-100.last_img read more