Man City without Jesus for up to two months

first_imgJesus appeared to injure himself in the 11th minute when he lost his footing, but he soldiered on for another 12 minutes before going down again and being replaced by Sergio Aguero.The Citizens are also sweating on Kevin De Bruyne, who was stretchered off in stoppage time after being caught by a high challenge from Jason Puncheon, who needed to be substituted as well.Guardiola conceded that the Brazil international is set for a spell on the sidelines, while he faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of the damage suffered by Belgian star De Bruyne.“Gabriel will be out for a little bit more than one month, hopefully,” the Spaniard said after the match, which saw Ederson save a late penalty from Luka Milivojevic to preserve their unbeaten start to the campaign.“Kevin, we will see tomorrow what he has; whether it’s just a kick or something else. Hopefully just a huge kick but maybe he will not be ready for the Watford game.“We were lucky (with challenges) in previous games. I admire the physicality of the Premier League but the referee has to protect the players – that’s all I ask. Hopefully it won’t be tough.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus heads the ball during their match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 18, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Manchester City’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday came at a heavy cost after they lost Gabriel Jesus to injury for at least a month.City boss Pep Guardiola came up just short of equalling the 19-match winning streak he achieved with Bayern Munich, although the Premier League leaders remain undefeated this season.last_img read more

Youngster Martinelli shines as Arsenal whip Standard Liege in Europa

first_img0Shares0000Gabriel Martinelli was Arsenal’s first signing in the summer. Photo/COURTESYLondon, United Kingdom, Oct 3 – Teenage striker Gabriel Martinelli scored two goals and set up another to give Arsenal 4-0 victory over Standard Liege in the Europa League.There was less than three minutes between the 18-year-old Brazilian’s first and second goals while team-mate Joe Willock, 20, made it 3-0 before half-time. Martinelli, who joined for £6m this summer, later set up Dani Ceballos for his first Arsenal goal.Arsenal sit top of Group F with two wins from two games.There were 10 changes to the Arsenal team who drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday but no place in the squad for German midfielder Mesut Ozil.Instead, manager Unai Emery put faith in the likes of academy graduate Willock, Martinelli and 19-year-old Reiss Nelson – as well as summer signing Kieran Tierney, making just his second start for the club.All four impressed as Tierney set up Martinelli’s first with a whipping cross from the left before teeing up Nelson’s shot in the build-up to Willock’s goal.Nelson recorded an assist – feeding Martinelli for his second – before slipping in the Brazilian to tee up Ceballos’ goal in the second half.It could easily have been more for the Gunners on a very positive night which also saw full-back Hector Bellerin, captain for the night, make his first start in over nine months following a knee injury.Martinelli impresses againMartinelli was already a fan favourite after he became the youngest player since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in 2011 to score on his first start for Arsenal, against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.Two goals in that 5-0 win was the perfect way for the summer signing to announce himself and every time he got on the ball at the Emirates on Thursday the crowd grew excited.The teenager spent last season playing in the fourth tier of the Brazilian Football League with Ituano but his quality was evident against Standard Liege and he has now bagged four goals after just two starts for the club.His first of the night was exceptional – a perfectly-timed header at the near post which flew past goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic – while his second was equally impressive, cutting on to his right foot and drilling the ball into the far corner.Both goals drew a smile from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the Arsenal bench, and if the Gabonese striker had not scored seven goals in as many Premier League appearances this season, there may be a case for Martinelli to start more often.The young Brazilian capped off an impressive night with an excellent assist – showing pace to reach Nelson’s pass before coolly lifting it over the goalkeeper and on a plate for Ceballos to tap in.What’s next?Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday when they host Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium. Their next Europa League match is at home to Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday, 24 October.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NOBODY KICKS SAND IN DUNFANAGHY’S FACE AS IT CLAIMS WORLD RECORD!

first_imgA Donegal community has kicked sand in the face of its rivals by breaking a unique world record.The scene of the record attempt!Last summer the people of Dunfanaghy attempted to break the world record for the most number of sandcastles built in one hour.And the group have now received confirmation that they will be in the Guinness Book Of Records after managing a staggering 1939 castles thanks to the work of a number of groups. The previous record of 683 was held by Yorkshire Water in the UK.Co-organiser Sian McCann said they were delighted to have broken the record but didn’t think they would literally blow it out of the water.Credit must also go to one Cliffy Kelly (banished from Letterkenny and now living in Dunfanaghy!) who did commentary on the day of the record attempt.  NOBODY KICKS SAND IN DUNFANAGHY’S FACE AS IT CLAIMS WORLD RECORD! was last modified: April 10th, 2013 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:Dunfanaghysandcastlesworld recordlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: ROSSES ATHLETE FODHLA MCFADDEN WINS SILVER MEDAL AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgRosses AC News:There was a fantastic All Ireland Silver Medal for Fodhla McFadden at the National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore last weekend. Fodhla, coached by Aidan Gillespie, competed in the u17 Women’s Triple Jump.This concludes a fine year for Fodhla who, on top of an All Ireland medal, also represented Ulster in the Tailteann Games and secured an Ulster Gold medal in the Ulster Club Champ’s.A super achievement! All at Rosses AC are very proud of her successes. Also competing today was Leah McGarvey who had a great day in the long jump setting a new pb of 4.32m.Well done Leah. A group has kicked off for the Dublin marathon, which the basis of the group being people who are looking to do their first marathon or run close to 4 hours.The plan is based around a 17 week program.Anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528.Any information for notes please email Michael.logue@pramerica.ie or text on 0866003527.ATHLETICS: ROSSES ATHLETE FODHLA MCFADDEN WINS SILVER MEDAL AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Urris GAA club to host coaching foundation course

first_imgMONSTER BINGO: MONSTER BINGO this Sunday November 13th in the Youth Club, Clonmany at 3.00pm. €1,000 to be won on the 9th page. Books €10, Extra sheet for €2, draw for large hamper and side prizes on all houses too. Please come along and try your luck. €1,000 be handy with Christmas only weeks away.DONATION BOX: There is a donation box in Centra Clonmany near the tills. We are looking for donations for our Large Hamper for Sunday’s Monster Bingo. Donations much appreciated and thanks in advance.MATCH “N” WIN: November 3rd: No jackpot winner: Numbers drawn: 8, 14, 16 & 24. €15 winners:Caroline Doherty, Westfield, Newtown.Madge Porter, Collon, Carndonagh.Martin Mc Donald, Mindoran.Ciaran Dowds, Burt.Conor Mc Crossan, Tornabratley.Jackpot next Week : €2,180. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw. CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St Mary,s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Please check our Facebook page for the link to all current available O’Neills Gear for Urris GAA for adults and youths. Prices reflected are only if ordering from the O’Neills site as they include postage and packaging. Contact Donal Kelly for all orders and cheaper prices on 0876461707. https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-te…/…/ireland/urris-gaa.html. LAST ORDERS for the O’Neills Club Gear for the year will be placed on the 20th of November in order to be here in time for Christmas. No orders will be taken after the 20th.FOUNDATION COURSE: Names are now being taken for anyone interested in doing a Coaching Course Level 1 over two weekends in November (Nov 18th & 19th and Nov 25th & 26th) in the Malin GAA CLUbhouse. If interested please contact John Friel on 0860523550.UNDER AGE TRAINING:Friday: U12 on Astro from 4pm to 5pm.Friday: U6 upstairs in the Youth Club from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.Friday: U8 on the Astro from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.Friday: U10 Girls on Astro from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.Saturday: U10 boys on Astro from 11am to 12 noon.Cost €2 per child to cover cost of the venue.Please Note: Parents/Guardians of all ages must sign their children on Friday evening & on Saturday morning if it their first time attending training. SCOR NA NOG: Good Luck to all from the club taking part in Scor Na Og in Muff Hall this Friday night at 7pm. The club will be represented in the dancing by: Aoife Mc Daid, Kiera Mc Carron, Cliodhna Devine, Grainne O’Leary, Elisha Noone, Shanice O’Donnell, Tegan Long and Caoimhe Mc Laughlin. Solo Singing by Bronach Harkin. Instrumental Music Group by: Emma Mc Daid, Raissa Grant, Maedbh Sweeney, Allanah Shovlin and Ciara Gilmore.GAA NATIONAL CLUB DRAW 2017: Tickets are now on sale for several excellent prizes including A new Opel Corsa Car, Travel vouchers, GAA All Ireland packages. Tickets are €10 and all funds raised by the club stays in the club to help with the day to day running of the club from under age to senior level. Club members and coaches will be out and about in the parish selling these tickets in the coming weeks.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Underage presentations on December 2nd in the Ballyliffin Hotel. Can all attending please confirm numbers to Susan Mc Carron on 0863945954.MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS: The annual mass for the dead will take place on Wednesday November 23rd at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. All welcome to attend.Please check our Facebook page daily for all club news. Urris GAA club to host coaching foundation course was last modified: November 7th, 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:CoachingGAASportURRISlast_img read more

Top 15 wage bills in Europe revealed – Man United join Liverpool in top 10

first_img 2018 wage bill – €241m 17 Arsenal secured a lucrative new deal for Mesut Ozil 17 17 7) Juventus 2018 wage bill – €395m 2018 wage bill – €178m 17 14) Tottenham Hotspur 17 2018 wage bill – €256m 17 17 13) Inter Milan 9) Liverpool 2018 wage bill – €131m 17 5) Paris Saint-Germain 17 Using the latest data released by the clubs on the continent, they have been able to rank the top 15 biggest spenders on wages.So, without further ado, scroll down to see the clubs with the highest wages in Europe!15) Leicester City Pep Guardiola has assembled one of the best squads at Europe, but at what cost? 2018 wage bill – €487m 2018 wage bill – €187m With Jose Mourinho’s men sitting in eighth this time around, he is yet to see any significant development from his side. Conversely, Manchester City are riding high at the top of the league once again.They are joined by Chelsea and Arsenal, with the London giants backing their new managers with new signings in the summer.Liverpool spent big to bring in Naby Keita and Alisson Becker from Germany and Italy respectively, while Tottenham Hotspur sealed new contracts for Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son in the past six months.According to British business blogger The Swiss Ramble, Leicester City also join their Premier League counterparts in having one of the biggest wages bills in Europe. 17 11) Borussia Dortmundcenter_img 8) Chelsea 17 17 2018 wage bill – €337m 17 4) Manchester City Liverpool and Manchester United are just two of seven Premier League clubs to make the top 15 clubs in Europe with the biggest wage bills.The Red Devils have splurged big wages on Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez in the last two years in a bid to reclaim their place at the top of English football. 17 17 2018 wage bill – €232m 1) Barcelona 2018 wage bill – €272m 6) Bayern Munich 3) Manchester United 2018 wage bill – €296m 2018 wage bill – €265m 2018 wage bill – €148m 12) Atletico Madrid 17 17 2018 wage bill – €259m 2) Real Madrid 10) Arsenal 2018 wage bill – €156m Not only is #FCBarcelona’s €487m wage bill the highest in Spain, but it is also by some distance the highest in Europe. As a comparison, the top English wages are: #MUFC €337m (€150m lower), #MCFC €300m (€187m lower). pic.twitter.com/OVUFc9cRQa— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) November 13, 2018last_img read more

AMERICAN FOOTBALL COMES TO THE NORTH-WEST AS ‘DONEGAL-DERRY VIPERS’ JOIN IAFA

first_imgAmerican Football is coming to the North-West following the news that a newly-formed team called ‘Donegal-Derry Vipers’ has been sanctioned to play in the IAFA (Irish American Football League)American Football has grown massively popularity in Ireland over the years, with fans now able to easily stream and access matches from the NFL franchise.The newly-formed team are seeking to recruit players and coaches for the forthcoming season. They need players for both their SENIOR and FLAG teams, anyone can join the team, even if you’ve no experience of ever playing American Football, if you’re interested in playing your welcome.The Donegal-Derry Vipers are also on the look out for a new Head Coach, successful applicants must have experience of coaching a Senior Team, or have a Level 2 or higher coaching badge in any contact sport.Negotiations in securing their home pitch and training facilities for the season ahead are nearing completion, and they’re expected to receive official confirmation on that shortly.On the official website of the Donegal-Derry Vipers they warmly welcome anyone interested in joining, but you have to be willingly to work hard. “This is your chance to become part of something amazing, it doesn’t matter what your sporting background is, if you are willing to train hard, learn and grow with this sport.”“Then you can become a Donegal-Derry Viper.”To find out more info on the new team then check their website out now or their Twitter feed, links outlined below.We wish the newly-formed American Football all the best for the forthcoming campaign.http://donegalderryvipers.com/ https://twitter.com/donegalderryvipAMERICAN FOOTBALL COMES TO THE NORTH-WEST AS ‘DONEGAL-DERRY VIPERS’ JOIN IAFA was last modified: November 6th, 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:American FootballDonegal-Derry VipersIAFAnewsNFLSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL COUPLES AREN’T NAPPY AS BIRTHRATE DROPS

first_imgDonegal people are having the least number of babies in the entire country!Pregnancy rates are down across DonegalFigures just published by the Central Statistics Office has shown that the birthrate around the country is down considerably.And couples in Donegal are having the fewest numbers of new babies. Overall the number of babies born in the first quarter of this year was down by 9% on the same period last year.But Donegal has recorded the lowest birth rate at 11.4 per 1,000 population.The figures show there were 17,563 births registered in the first three months of the year compared to 19,313 last year.This represents an annual birth rate of 15.3 per 1,000 of the population, some 1.6 below the birth rate for the first quarter of 2012. Fingal, the local authority area for north Dublin, recorded the highest birth rate of 19.6 per 1,000 population. DONEGAL COUPLES AREN’T NAPPY AS BIRTHRATE DROPS was last modified: August 31st, 2013 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:babiesbirthratedonegalDownlast_img read more

Housing corruption: millions recovered

first_img18 August 2010 A national audit task team appointed by South Africa’s Department of Human Settlements has recovered R44-million and arrested 1 910 government officials who were illegally benefiting from housing subsidies. The recovered money has been ploughed back into the department for use in human settlement grants. Speaking at a media briefing detailing the progress of the task team in Pretoria on Monday, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said it had made excellent headway in cracking down on corrupt officials who had abused housing subsidies. The task team, headed by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), was appointed by Sexwale last year. “Now the focus is on housing syndicates – which are of increasing concern – and on dodgy contractors,” the minister said, adding that 20 problematic housing projects worth R2-billion had been identified. The SIU travelled to all nine provinces, identifying the top 10 dodgy contracts in each province, which was then narrowed down to a list of 20. A total of 10 246 housing projects were assessed by the investigators. “Their work is already bearing fruit. Already, a conveyancing attorney in KwaZulu-Natal has been charged with 142 counts of fraud and theft. Two criminal cases [have been opened] in respect of a contractor and engineer who defrauded the department of more than R10-million,” the minister said. Investigations are also under way into syndicates that are selling and renting state-owned houses, primarily in Gauteng, North West and KwaZulu-Natal. The SIU has also been asked to investigate the National Home Builders’ Registration Council, which provides a quality control function to housing contractors. “A number of complaints have come in recent months from members of the public, from Parliament and from political parties. These complaints have been forwarded to the SIU for investigation, and a report is expected,” Sexwale said. The head of the SIU, Willie Hofmeyr, said the unit would now focus largely on contractors who had failed to deliver. “We hope, together with the department, to send a strong message – that people will be prosecuted where there has been wrong-doing. We want to send this message out with the hope of cleaning up the system,” Hofmeyr said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

CSX announces rate increases for grain

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CSX recently announced that there will be new rates for grain shippers that will have an impact on Ohio grain producers, at least in the short term. The new rates could significantly impact elevator and terminal grain pricing, as well as grain logistics, markets and movements.“This is a big deal for the grain industry that we need to be watching,” said Chris Henney, president and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA). “It is something that could have a significant impact on Ohio’s grain producers. This could be an issue affecting the basis for farmers, especially in these times of depressed commodity prices.”States including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan have increased CSX rates that are scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1. The inconsistent nature of the rates is a concern.“The new rate structure picks ‘winners and losers,’ meaning that some existing grain handlers are disadvantaged more than others,” Henney said. “The new rates reportedly are disproportionate in how they impact similar operations, causing uncertainty and confusion.”Grain elevators are already accepting grain bids for this fall when the rate increases are planned and there are many questions and concerns about the situation. Legacy Farmers Cooperative in Northwest Ohio is trying to make decisions for this fall that minimize the impact to the cooperative and the producers it serves based upon the confusing CSX rate changes they face.“It looks like we will most likely see a shift of where grain is being shipped, but a lot of the details are yet to be determined. The market is still analyzing how this affects all sides of our business,” said Mitch Welty, grain manager for Legacy Farmers Cooperative. “CSX has just handed us a piece of a puzzle that will potentially shift the market. This has come as a surprise to the shippers and end users, especially those that have invested in assets to improve their ability to supply the market. The market needs time to sort it out, then we will see how it affects things on down the chain.”Until then, OABA is closely monitoring the situation.“OABA is actively engaged with our member companies and state/national partners on this issue,” Henney said. “We are working with our partners to develop a strategy to engage the Surface Transportation Board.”Henney said that the new CSX rates will likely have the following impacts on Ohio agriculture:Reportedly, these increases will impose additional shipping costs ranging from 10 to 20 cents per bushel of grain hauled by CSX, which translates to anywhere between a 35% to 380% increase in transportation costs.The increase in transportation costs may be passed down to farmers, likely through reduced local basis.Many grain handlers impacted negatively by these new rates have invested heavily — millions of dollars — to improve their own rail loading operations, often with the encouragement, if not insistence of CSX, are now put at an economic disadvantage compared to those using other rail lines without rate increases.The increased rates on the CSX likely will alter and disrupt customary “grain flows,” with consequences on agribusinesses, farmers and customers.Additionally, customers of Ohio-produced grain may be forced to look elsewhere for grain due to higher costs. This could mean an increase in imports of grain from South America for major feeders located near ports, which would hurt Ohio companies, producers and others.The potential of lower volumes on rail puts additional pressure on the viability of short line railroads, which largely rely on agricultural shipments for their livelihood. This comes at a difficult time for short line operators, who are looking for opportunities to improve deteriorating infrastructure. Lower volume could mean decreased revenue and ultimately even more deterioration of the infrastructure, if not the abandonment of some lines.While a complete shift to trucking is not viable, these rate increases could put dramatically more trucks on the roads to move grain from traditional rail houses to more competitive rail houses.last_img read more