Working committee to fight for Kone Tigers land

first_imgClub president Leo Chris made this clear today when announcing the 13 member committee at a press conference at Paddy’s Bar.The committee includes CEO of Motor Vehicles Insurance Ltd, Joe Wemin, Secretary of the Department of Finance, Dr Ken Ngangan and Oro Governor Gary Juffa.Chris said the land at Kone Tigers is alleged to have been sold 7 years ago.He said the squabble over the land is currently before the National Court and the working committee will actively pursue the case.“This committee wants to see this land being given back to the people to use because it is public property. It should not be there for private interest use.“We want to win it back and move on and develop this land,” said Ngangan.“We will also rebuild the foundation of the club and address all issues and resolve them to bring the club back to its glory days,” said Wemin.Kone Tigers is one of the oldest clubs in the country, having been formed in 1963.last_img read more

NEW MUM SUSAN COOKS UP THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS SURPRISE!

first_imgA Convoy woman had the perfect excuse not to serve Christmas dinner after she went into labour just minutes beforehand.Susan, older sister Tia and dad Aidan can’t wait to get little Kailee home.Susan Flinter was just about to serve up the traditional turkey and ham when she suddenly went into labour.Susan, husband Aidan and daughter Tia (22 months) were about to sit down to dinner at their home in Convoy. But they were forced to abandon all their cooking plans when the labour pains became too much for Susan.Susan explained “I was due on December 18th and was taken in to Letterkenny General Hospital on Christmas eve but felt fine.“When the doctor asked me if I wanted to go home, I jumped at the chance.“The thought of Santa coming to my daughter Tia and me not being there was to much. We were waiting so much for him.” Susan said she felt contractions but thought she was okay to go ahead with the dinner and play with little Tia for a while.But minutes later, as Aidan assembled some of Tia’s toys, she knew she had to go to hospital.“Aidan was very cool and cleaned up some of the dishes but I knew we didn’t have time for dinner – even if it was Christmas dinner,” said Susan.She arrived at Letterkenny General Hospital at 3.05pm and baby Kailee arrived just 40 minutes later at 4.35pm.Susan will leave hospital tomorrow with her perfect Christmas present and promises to have a late festive dinner with al the trimmings. “I think we’ll have to try again and hopefully this time there’ll be no interruptions.“I was looking forward to my dinner but now we have the perfect Christmas present and everyone is healthy and happy,” she said.NEW MUM SUSAN COOKS UP THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS SURPRISE! was last modified: December 26th, 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:Aidan FlinterbabyconvoydonegalLetterkenny General HospitalSusan Flinterlast_img read more

WOW! NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKE SPECTACULAR RETURN OVER DONEGAL SKIES

first_imgJustin MacLochlainn from Buncrana with his FamilyTHEY’RE back – and look how awesome they are!The Northern Lights have turned the skies over Inishowen bringing a beautiful mixture of colours.And even more exciting is that the pictures have gone global thanks to a retweet from Irish comic Dara O Briain. The view from Mamore gap overlooking Dunaff and Tullagh.Dara has more than 1.6 million followers on Twitter so needless to say the pictures have taken on a life of their own!Photographers Gerard O’Kane and Justin MacLochlainn took the incredible pictures and sent them to Donegal Daily tonight.The pair run Donegal Photographic Tours….would have been magic to have been on tour with them this evening.Gerard tells us the pictures were taken just a short time ago around 7.30pm and that the lights are still dancing above the skies over the Inishowen Peninsula. Caitlin Mc Eleney-O’Kane, age ten from Derry out with dad Gerard O’Kane to view the Northern Lights tonight.   WOW! NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKE SPECTACULAR RETURN OVER DONEGAL SKIES was last modified: February 28th, 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:Dara O BriainInishowennorthern lightslast_img read more

Engine trouble grounds LA-London plane

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 The flight left Los Angeles at 8:35 p.m. PDT and landed in New York about six hours later. A message left for a local Federal Aviation Administration official was not immediately returned. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A commercial plane carrying more than 250 people from Los Angeles to London experienced engine failure today, and pilots landed it safely at an airport in New York, officials said. The Boeing 777 plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport less than a half hour after one of its two engines failed, said American Airlines spokesman Billy Sanez. Officials were investigating what caused the problem on Flight 134. “The plane landed after the captain declared an emergency,” Sanez said. “It’s not a common incident, but the pilots are trained to deal with these situations.” The aircraft, en route from Los Angeles International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport, was carrying 239 passengers and 14 crew members, Sanez said. All passengers would be put on another plane, he said.last_img read more

The best tacklers in the Premier League last season – does Matic feature?

first_imgJose Mourinho was full of praise for Man United’s new signing Nemanja Matic, calling him a ‘genius’ in the way the midfielder thinks.He needs time to find full fitness according to the manager, but added “we will help him to be ready sooner rather than later.”It has been said by fans that Matic will be the man to bring the best out of Paul Pogba, freeing both him and Ander Herrera to inflict damage further up the pitch; Matic being the man to do the ‘dirty work’ in front of the defence.We don’t want to make any Man United or Chelsea fans cry – it has happened – but Nemanja Matic wasn’t actually among the top tacklers last term – that’s what happens when you have N’Golo Kante next to you.Here’s a list of the players who made the most tackles last season (successful or otherwise)… 10. Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) played 34 Premier League games last season and won 56 tackles 2. Oriol Romeu played 35 Premier League games for Southampton last season and won 87 of his 117 tackles 4. Claudio Yacob played 33 Premier League games for West Brom last season and won 65 of his 94 tackles 9 9 9. Didier Ndong (Sunderland) played 31 Premier League games last season and won 61 tackles 6. Victor Wanyama, Ander Herrera and Harry Arter all won 62 tackles last season – Wanyama played 36 Premier League games for Spurs, Ander Herrera played 31 times for Man United and Harry Arter played 35 times for Bournemouth. 9 9 5. Jordan Henderson played 24 Premier League games for Liverpool last season and won 64 of his 88 tackles 3. N’Golo Kante played 35 Premier League games for Chelsea and won 82 of his 127 tackles 9 9 9 9 9 Still, he won the Premier League, didn’t he?Scroll through the gallery to which central midfielders won more tackles than anyone else last season. Stats courtesy of Opta. 1. Idrissa Gueye played 33 Premier League games for Everton last season and won 100 of his 136 tackleslast_img read more

Jadon Sancho denies he used hilarious old Twitter account

first_imgThe old ‘Jadon Sancho’ account certainly is funny, but it has nothing on some other England players’ historic social media pages.Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson have all had their extremely noughties pages previously posted online, and they truly are hilarious. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Is this really Sancho’s original Twitter account? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Nope, not you at all pic.twitter.com/yAztKnLObn— 𝔹𝕖𝕣𝕟𝕒𝕔𝕔𝕚 (@DubiBernacci) March 24, 2019 gameday cracker RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move This Twitter that somebody’s has found is not me, this has been my only account!! 🤣🤣🤦🏽‍♂️— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) March 24, 2019Why a random member of the public made a social media account for an unknown 13-year-old playing in Watford’s academy remains to be seen.And a bizarre coincidence occurred as Sancho denied ownership of the profile – it was suspended. REPLY Dele Alli scores; gives us all an excuse to revisit his MySpace photo pic.twitter.com/whQmTbXcse— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 18, 2016 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 4 ADVICE 4 Jordan Henderson: Scared of ‘nothing’ apparently REVEALED huge blow center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 shining BEST OF The tweets on the page boasted about scoring goals, discussed Wagamama and Nando’s, and even touched on the subject of legendary TV show Big Brother.But Sancho claims the Twitter account is NOT his, with a post sent out on his official account @Sanchooo10. pic.twitter.com/NiMZfs2qiR— KLNfcb (@KLNfcb) March 24, 2019I’ll guess we’ll never know the truth about the @JadonDonsancho account. Jadon Sancho has denied a Twitter account from six years ago is his, after it was found by a football fan.The social media page was last used in 2013, when Sancho was playing for Watford, and it had its fair share of embarrassing tweets.This hardly comes as a surprise given Sancho would have only been 13-years-old when the @JadonDonsancho account was in use. no dice Jordan Henderson just loved his ‘gawjuz girl’ 4 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Harry Kane’s cruise photoshoot is so, so, so 2000s Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ last_img read more

‘Rules are laid down by the clubs’, insists EFL chief as Bury are expelled

first_imgEFL executive chair Debbie Jevans has explained how Steve Dale was allowed to become owner of Bury the day after they were expelled from the English Football League.The Shakers on Tuesday had their license revoked and will almost certainly be liquidated following C&N Sporting Risk pulling out of a proposed takeover of the crisis-club.Dale, the current owner, later claimed he had received three further bids leading to calls for the EFL to grant Bury an extension, but shortly after 11pm the League’s decision was announced. deals getty Steve Dale took control of Bury in December 2018 latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Jevans joined Jim White on talkSPORT for a wide-ranging interview discussing the Bury and Bolton situations rookie error Dale been widely criticised for his running of the club which has resulted in Bury becoming the first team to drop out the Football League for off-field reasons since Maidstone United in 1992, though the EFL have also taken much of the blame.The governing body have been accused of failing the Gigg Lane outfit by allowing Dale to complete his takeover, with similar criticisms directed at the EFL for their decision to grant Ken Anderson control of Bolton, who could follow Bury out the League in 14 days unless they are taken over or can prove they have funding for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.So just why did the EFL allow Dale to become Bury owner? Debbie Jevans, the EFL executive chair, joined Jim White on talkSPORT on Wednesday to explain.“If I was a Bury fan I would be asking the very same question,” said Jevans.“Going back what happens is Mr Dale walked into these offices with the previous owner and has purchased the club. He had already purchased the club.“At that point we went into the regulations and looked at the owners’ and directors’ test, which he then passed, and from that point on we’ve been saying ‘show us you’ve got the funds to run this club. How are you going to run this club?’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Newcastle vs Leicester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTLincoln City vs Everton (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Fulham (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Manchester United (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBristol City vs Middlesbrough (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Liverpool (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets OFF Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week LIVE on talkSPORT Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ “What the EFL does is run the League; clubs run clubs and we operate within rules that are laid down and voted for by those clubs.“Going forwards we are, of course, going to talk to the clubs, and they will reflect. Clubs do need to be run in a sustainable way.“It’s real life and it’s shocking. I totally understand that without any question, and that is why we have been working with and communicating with Mr Dale over the past month.“This isn’t just five minutes!“Of course I have sympathy which is why we have not left a stone unturned.“Once the CVA [company voluntary arrangement] was passed we could have issued the notice of withdrawal… but we didn’t, we suspended it.“At that point under the regulations there have to be two years’ proof of funding. With the board we went to Mr Dale and said ‘just show us one year. Show us one year’s proof of funding and we will work with you for the long-term future of the club’.“We have tried everything.”Bury expelled from EFLCaptain Neil Danns says owner Steve Dale ‘has destroyed lives’Amazing stats to hammer home how historic Bury are as a football clubBury fan ‘heartbroken’ by club’s demise in one of talkSPORT’S saddest ever callscenter_img stalemate Getty Images – Getty statement 3 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Getty The EFL have been criticised for allowing Steve Dale and Ken Anderson to take charge of Bury and Bolton respectively C&N Sporting Risk cited ‘insurmountable challenges’ as their reason for pulling out, and Jevans confirmed the EFL will work with the sports analytics company to discover just what was going on behind the scenes at Gigg Lane.“We haven’t seen their information yet,” she added, “but they said they will show us all of what they have uncovered and we are going to take them up on that offer.“This situation is sad and devastating. I’ve been involved in many sports over a long period of time and yesterday was one of the most difficult situations either myself or the board have ever found ourselves in.”But what of the bids Dale claimed to have received in the final hours of Bury’s 125-year spell as a Football League club.“We have been going back and forth with Mr Dale and constantly worked with him, making compromises where we could, and asked for information to be shared,” said Jevans.“And at the eleventh hour there were emails received… a flurry of Mr Dale saying he had accepted this and accepted that.“There was no substance to anything we received that would allow us to delay this further and then find ourselves in a week or two weeks’ time in the same situation again.”The focus now turns to Bury’s future. The club will not be able to play league football until next season at the earliest, and they’ve also been kicked out this season’s FA Cup.Any reformation of the club will see them enter the English pyramid at non-league level.Could Jevans provide any information for supporters on this most distressing of days?“We are going to be speaking to the club today, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what are the options.“If you look at a club like AFC Wimbledon, they started as a community club and applied to the FA, and they started very low down. “And, don’t forget, he was paying the players to begin with.“So the point they [Bury fans] are raising is a point that is valid, and I’ve consistently said we have to look back and learn lessons so we don’t find ourselves in this situation again.”Tuesday was a hectic day for those involved with both the club and the EFL, with discussions taking place all day between both parties to try and save Bury.Jevans continued: “Yesterday afternoon was a very long afternoon; it was not even the afternoon, it was the whole day in fact when we were still in communication with Mr Dale and C&N Sporting Risk, who were doing all the due diligence they said they needed to do to ensure that the takeover took forward the club.“We were going backwards and forwards with them supporting them with all the information we had and then at 3pm – just a couple of hours before the deadline we set – they said they could not continue.“Their due diligence had demonstrated that it was impossible to move forward with the purchase, and at that point they pulled out and put the release out that everybody has seen.” LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti BIG PRESENTS UP TOP LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS on target Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:24Loaded: 11.71%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Bolton fans face a nervous fortnight wait before discovering whether their club will survive, and Jevans had a message for the Wanderers faithful.“We finished working with Bolton and the administrator and 3am this morning,” she finished.“Everybody wants that deal to close.“I’m saying it’s very close and I know people will be shouting at the radio when I say that as they’ve heard it before, but what we couldn’t have again was a situation where you’ve got young players out there playing, losing 5-0 every week – that is not a sustainable way to run a football league.“So we’ve issued that notice and lifted the suspension.“But I will say to everyone, that at 3am this morning conversations were still ongoing.”Listen to the full interview with Debbie Jevans on Jim White, above…last_img read more

Wright: St Johnstone signings have hit ground running

first_imgSt Johnstone boss Tommy Wright said his side’s 2-1 win over Hamilton capped off a “great week” for the club.The Saints bagged all three points against Accies thanks to goals from Blair Alston and David McMillan.Victory saw Wright’s side rise to fourth in the Premiership after taking their summer recruitment spree to seven on Deadline Day.Hearts midfielder Ross Callachan and Hibs playmaker Danny Swanson have joined the Perth side and while neither featured in Lanarkshire Wright is delighted with his business. Speaking after Saturday’s success, Wright said: “It’s been a great week. We have had a great window because the players who have come in have hit the ground running.“I think we have added two more players that have really strengthened the squad.”Alston’s tap in and McMillan’s header before the break left Accies with too much ground to make up after Rakish Bingham halved the deficit in the second half.Wright said: “It’s never easy coming here. We passed the ball well and defended when we had to. Probably, if I’m being honest, we were wasteful in the second half. “We got into a number of great positions and should have extended the lead by even more. We didn’t do it, but we saw the game out comfortably.”Accies now have just one win in 12 against Saints.Martin Canning rued the “comedy of errors” which led to the first goal.He said: “It should be 0-0 at half-time, but we defend really poorly and get punished for it.“If you give St Johnstone a 2-0 lead, it’s going to be difficult to get back into it.”last_img read more

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 2-16-18

first_imgBooking #:98566 Doty, Sarah C Booking #:98642 Charges:9-24-19-2 DWS- Prior Unrelated Violation Booking #:98642 Bond:$705 Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 12:39 pm Charges:9-30-5-2(b) Operating Vehicle Intox/ Endangerment9-30-5-1 BAC .08% to .14% Luther, Daniel B Release Date:02-15-2018 – 3:24 pm Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 10:44 pm Charges:35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe35-45-1-5 Common Nuisance35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia35-48-4-7 Possession Controlled Substanc Release Date:02-15-2018 – 9:54 am Bond:$355 View Profile >>> Hobson, Joshua T Release Date:02-15-2018 – 8:09 pm Jones, Natalie R View Profile >>> Charges:35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear Thompson, Sonya Y Charges:35-47-2-23 (2D) Possession handgun by Felon Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 3:49 pm View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 7:02 pm Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 12:39 pm Charges:35-33-10-3 Fugitive Warrant View Profile >>> View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Booking #:98637 Booking #:98641 Charges:35-42-2-1.3 Domestic Battery35-42-3-3 Criminal Confinement Charges:35-47-2-1 Carry Unlawf Handgun Booking #:98640 Release Date:02-15-2018 – 3:24 pm Booking Date:02-13-2018 – 3:13 am Charges:9-24-19-2 DWS- Prior Unrelated Violation Doty, Sarah C Release Date:02-16-2018 – 2:09 am Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 11:19 pm Bond:No Bond Martin, Jason D Booking #:98635 Release Date:02-16-2018 – 2:09 amcenter_img Charges:35-42-2-1 (3) Battery w/weapon or ser.injury Bond:$5005 View Profile >>> Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours. Booking #:98639 Bond:$705 Release Date:02-16-2018 – 4:08 am Release Date:02-15-2018 – 3:54 pm Booking #:98638 Bond:No Bond Bond:$355 Stacy, John J Booking Date:02-14-2018 – 7:05 pm Booking #:98636 Booking #:98364 Booking #:98637 View Profile >>> Collman, Curtis G Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 1:03 pm Turner, Joshua W Charges:35-43-2-1.5 Residential Entry Booking Date:01-08-2018 – 12:42 pm McKinney, Kyle R Bond:$705 Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 10:54 am Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Booking #:98634 Bond:$1005 Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 8:48 am Crawford, Robert View Profile >>> Bond:No Bond Stacy, John J Bond:$705 Bond:No Bond View Profile >>> Booking Date:02-15-2018 – 11:19 pm Charges:34-47-2 Direct Contempt View Profile >>> Booking #:98621 Bracamonte, Angela R Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours. Charges:35-47-2-1 Carry Unlawf Handgun Charges:35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult) Booking Date:02-05-2018 – 9:36 pmlast_img read more

South Africa continues to create jobs

first_img13 March 2012 After rising by 5.0 percent in January, employment in South Africa registered an annualised growth rate of 1.5 percent in February, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index, released on Monday. The index is regarded as the most representative barometer of employment trends in South Africa. During the month, the economy created 24 000 jobs, slowing from the 80 000 jobs created in January. Most of the jobs were created in the informal sector, about 22 000 or 91.7 percent of the total, Adcorp reported. In the formal sector, employment growth was strongest in the manufacturing sector, with 5.3 percent, the construction sector, with 4.7 percent, and the wholesale and retail trade, with 3.5 percent. This was the first time in more than 12 months that job growth in the production-oriented sectors exceeded job growth in the consumption-oriented sectors. Mining employment, however, continued to shrink, with a loss of 3 000 jobs in February. High-skilled employment – that of senior managers and professions – reported the strongest growth in terms of occupational categories.It grew 5.3 percent, whereas low-skilled employment, trades and elementary workers, reported the steepest decline. It registered -1.3 percent. About 68 percent of all South African workers were employed by small businesses employing fewer than 50 people. Against this backdrop, 440 000 small business closures were observed over the past five years, according to Adcorp, while the number of new business start-ups had fallen to an all-time low. Adcorp noted that the small business sector was the most important originator of jobs in SA.Sapalast_img read more