Betting SUSPENDED on Ronald Koeman becoming Everton’s new boss – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Ronald Koeman is being heavily linked with the vacant manager’s job at Everton and betting has suspended on the Dutchman leaving Southampton for Goodison Park.England, meanwhile, head off to Euro 2016 on the back of a friendly victory over Portugal and they will go into the tournament as 9/1 shots for glory.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Man crashed into two cars after being blinded by a light

first_imgA man claimed he crashed into two cars after being temporarily blinded by a light from behind while driving.Niall Monaghan, from Newtowncunningham, appeared at Letterkenny District Court, charged with dangerous driving. The court heard that on November 6th last year Monaghan was driving his Peugeot car to Letterkenny.Defence solicitor Rory O’Brien said his client looked in his rear-view mirror but was blinded by a light which sent him veering across the road into another two cars.Garda Sgt Jim Collins said the other two people involved in the accident had to receive minor treatment in hospital.Judge Paul Kely reduced the charge on Monaghan of Castleforward, Newtowncuningham to one of careless driving an fined him €150.Man crashed into two cars after being blinded by a light was last modified: October 11th, 2019 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:courtcrasdonegalNiall Monaghanlast_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners target to be offered contract

first_img shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Maksimovic has put in some excellent performances this season Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 1 RANKED no dice Napoli are working on a new contract for Nikola Maksimovic, who has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal.The defender caught the attention of Gunners scouts last season during his time on loan at Russian side Spartak Moscow. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY center_img Since returning to Napoli, the 26-year-old has found his feet in Italy and begun to rekindle his best form under boss Carlo Ancelotti this season, making seven appearances in all competitions.Arsenal are said to still be interested in Maksimovic as the club are looking at bringing in a new centre-back in January.But, according to Corriere dello Sport, a deal for the Serbia international could be difficult as Napoli are looking to extend his contract. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED huge blow REPLY BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Maksimovic’s current deal expires in the summer of 2021 and the San Paolo club are trying to extend that by at least 12 months.The Italian club are willing to give the defender a pay-rise as well, as they seek to reward Maksimovic for the excellent form he has displayed this term.last_img read more

MICKEY CURRAN RIP – A TRIBUTE

first_imgI didn’t know Mickey Curran until he became a traffic warden in November 1994.Back then I was working for the Donegal People’s Press which was located on the Port Road, now home to Robinson’s Estate Agents. I had heard parking meters had been installed in the area but paid no real attention to it.Besides a parking ticket on my battered 1988 Honda Civic would only have doubled its value.Or so I thought.But the sight of a traffic warden putting parking tickets on a dozen cars with no fear or favour does something to the senses. I went out to Mickey, explained who I was and that I worked in the premises outside which the car was parked.He kindly told me he would overlook the ticket but said he was only doing his job and said I’d be better off parking somewhere else.After that both himself and his ‘partner-in-crime’ Danny Doherty would regularly call into the office for a chat and a copy of the paper.I’ll be honest and admit I never really got to know the man.The closest I got to a personable conversation was when I met him outside Black’s Diner up Mountaintop a few years back.We sat and chatted about all sorts of stuff, some of it personal and some of it just small-talk. Over the years I would meet him on Main Street in Letterkenny and shout to him that I was just popping into the chemist or the bank.And he would always reply my pointing to his watch which was his way of telling me I had five minutes.Some people might be reading this who have fallen out with him over the years over what seems now like the trivial issue of a parking ticket.But the only consolation I can offer you is that Mickey Curran tried to treat everyone the same. Being a traffic warden can’t be the nicest job in the world.But Mickey Curran needed a job and he made no excuses about doing his duty.His passing at just 52 is all too sudden.Take it easy with the tickets wherever you are today Mickey and rest gently.SMEndsMICKEY CURRAN RIP – A TRIBUTE was last modified: July 6th, 2011 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:letterkennyMickey Curran RIPtraffic wardenlast_img read more

Volleyball Dominates Indiana State To Keep Postseason Hopes Alive

first_img Preview Story Links Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Next Game: TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University volleyball team had three players record double-figure kills to sweep Indiana State, 3-0, Friday evening at ISU Arena.The Bulldogs prevailed by set scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-19, to remain alive in the hunt for the sixth and final spot in next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.Drake (19-13, 7-10 MVC) hit .269 in the win with 49 kills to Indiana State’s 32. Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas), who earlier this season had a career-high 23 kills against the Sycamores, led the Bulldogs with 13 kills. Her 13 kills marked the 14th-straight match she has recorded double-figure kills and she added 14 digs for another double-double.Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) had 11 kills, one shy of a career high, on just 22 attempts to hit .500 in the win. Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas) had 11 kills for the Bulldogs.Defensively, Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) had 17 digs to give her 501 this season, the eighth most in a single-season in program history.Laura Gross led Indiana State (10-19, 3-14 MVC) with 12 kills.The Bulldogs continue their trip to Indiana Saturday with a 7 p.m. match at Evansville. The Bulldogs need a win over the Purple Aces combined with a Loyola loss at Missouri State to earn the final spot in the MVC Tournament. Watch Livecenter_img Box Score (PDF) ESPN3 at Evansville 11/17/2018 – 7 p.m. Box Score (HTML) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices to today, Monday, July 3. Bryan SWEENEYThe sudden death has taken place of Bryan Sweeney of Derryconnor, Gortahork. Survived by his father James, sister Graceanne, brother Seamus, brother-in-law Wesley, niece, aunts, uncle and wide circle of family and friends. Removal today, Monday the 3rd, at 4.00pm from Eternal Light Chapel of Rest going to his father James’ residence in Derryconnor for his wake. Funeral from there on Wednesday, the 5th July, for 11.00am Requiem Mass in Christ the King Church, Gortahork with burial afterwards in the adjacent cemetery. Rosary both nights at 10.00pm. Rose O’BRIENThe death has occurred of Rose O’Brien, Rosemount, Kilmacrennan, Donegal.Reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, 11th July, in St. Columba’s Church, Kilmacrennan at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Donegal Hospice.  Margaret (Maggie) LAIRDThe death has occurred of Margaret (Maggie) Laird, Ardvarnock, Convoy, Donegal.Reposing at her late residence. Removal tomorrow, Tuesday, 4th July, at 1.30pm for Service in Convoy Presbyterian Church at 2pm. Burial afterwards in the family plot. House private. Family and close friends welcome. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Convoy Presbyterian Church.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: July 3rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal death noticesobituarieslast_img read more

Raiders’ Trent Brown out, Josh Jacobs questionable for Titans

first_imgALAMEDA — Right tackle Trent Brown won’t play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, and it’s possible leading rusher Josh Jacobs could join him on the sidelines for the Raiders.Brown, who has been battling a knee injury for the past month, injured a pectoral muscle in last week’s 40-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He left after the last offensive series in the first half to the locker room, but emerged and finished the game without missing a a play.Brandon Parker, who last saw action at …last_img read more

SA gets serious about its grasslands

first_img13 July 2010 To conserve significant sites for biodiversity in urban areas, the programme is working in partnership with Gauteng’s municipalities, including Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (The greater East Rand). The Grasslands Programme seeks to implement an alternative approach of mainstreaming by working in partnership with the agriculture, forestry, urban development and coal mining sectors to secure and sustain grasslands. Ekurhuleni still has relatively high ecosystem services value linked to the wetlands in the area. Ekurhuleni is located on the continental divide and is therefore in the upper part of at least three water catchment areas. The declaration is an effort to collaborate in good faith to pursue biodiversity targets and objectives in securing and sustaining the ecosystem services of the grasslands biome. It also intends to take active measures to involve a wide range of interested and affected parties, including local communities and resource users, in the management and conservation of biodiversity in the grasslands biome. “The signing of the Grasslands Declaration will strengthen cooperative governance and fast track initiatives underway to protect grasslands in Ekurhuleni,” the department said. The Grasslands Programme and Forestry South Africa (FSA) are working with forestry companies to have set aside 37 sites comprising approximately 427nbsp;000 hectares for conservation. In Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga, commercial and communal farmers are committing to manage their land in a way that protects biodiversity through stewardship. The Programme is also working with land reform beneficiaries whose land contains important biodiversity. “The goal is to sustain and secure biodiversity and associated ecosystem services of the grasslands biome for the benefit of current and future generations,” said the Department of Environmental Affairs in a statement last week. “In rand value, this equates to between R18-million and R88.7-million per annum.” The grasslands biome provides essential ecosystems services, such as water production and soil retention necessary for economic development, and contains important biodiversity of global and domestic significance and value. National and provincial officials responsible for environmental affairs have signed the Grasslands Declaration, committing the government to the conservation of South Africa’s grasslands – the second largest biome in the country, and one of the most threatened. The declaration was signed last week by Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica and provincial ministers from Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and the Western Cape. Grasslands Programme One of the initiatives that have come off the ground in Ekurhuleni is the Leeupan Regional Park Project in Boksburg, just north of the N17. The project is aimed at rehabilitating an existing wetland to a functioning ecosystem. Given that the ecosystem services and biodiversity of the grasslands are found across the biome and cannot be secured only through formal conservation areas, the programme’s unique conservation approach includes working with various production sectors to reach conservation targets. “This is an important step the commercial forestry sector is taking to conserve biodiversity rich land and protect the water production value of the grasslands,” the department said. “The significance of this action is that collectively these sites will extend the area of the grasslands biome under formal conservation by almost 5%.” Taking active measures In addition, an environmental education precinct centre will be established to create meeting space for surrounding communities and allow them to engage in environmental and recreational activities. Alternative approach Second largest biome The grasslands biome is one of the most threatened biomes in South Africa, with 30% irreversibly transformed and only 1.9% of the biodiversity target for the biome formally conserved. Sonjica said that grasslands contain the economic heartland of South Africa and produces the bulk of water needed to sustain human life and underpin economic growth. “Several of South Africa’s priority river catchments occur in the grasslands biome, including the Thukela River catchment,” said Sonjica. “Good management of South Africa’s mountain grasslands will result in more water released back into the river catchment system in the form of 12.8 cubic meters of water in winter river flows. The South African grasslands biome is the second-largest biome in South Africa, covering an area of 339 237 square kilometres, and it occurs in seven of South Africa’s nine provinces. Conservation in urban areas The government established the Grasslands Programme to protect and conserve grasslands. The Grasslands Programme is managed through the South African National Biodiversity Institute in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The Google Tax: Hiding The Real Threats to French Democracy

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#politics#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting French president Nicolas Sarkozy recently announced the so-called Google tax, which would tax online advertising revenues and then use the money to help “legal music platforms.” The tax was, among a few other ideas, suggested by a committee lead by Patrick Zelnik. (Funny enough, Zelnik is also the producer of France’s First Lady and pop singer, Carla Bruni Sarkozy.) That committee’s mission is to suggest ideas to boost digital music sales in France when at the same time, the controversial HADOPI law, which targets illegal file sharers, is about to take effect.The way the French government handles the booming French digital revolution is quite unique. But the Google tax is just the tip of the iceberg, and is part of a very frightening story, at least for a country that thinks of itself as the inventor of modern democracy.This guest post was written by Fabrice Epelboin, the editor of the French edition of ReadWriteWeb. He took an active part in fighting the HADOPI “three strike and you’re out” law. He’s a Creative Common evengelist, an entrepreneur and is active in social media and webTV.The HADOPI law, known abroad as “three strike and you’re out,” will monitor file sharing, and will cut Internet access – after three warnings – to illegal file sharers. But wait. One more thing: French netizens, to prove their innocence will have to install special spyware, which will report their every move to the French administration.The law, which led to an intense battle between the blogosphere and the government, was rejected by the French Assembly when it was first voted on. Then it was rejected by the French Supreme Court after a second vote, and received some severe warnings from the European Union. A third vote was needed by the French Assembly to pass the law, despite a close to zero support within the French population.Happy new year2010 is a brand new year. HADOPI has been voted on and there’s nothing we can do about it anymore, even if it still makes the headlines in the local bloggosphere for its technical difficulties, or that it will probably be a financial disaster, or, more recently, because its brand-new logo illegally used a font licenced exclusively to France Telecom, the state-owned leading French ISP. This year, President Sarkozy has a new law to pass regarding the Internet. Its name is LOPPSI, and only a small part of it is related to the Internet: filtering it.The LOPPSI law, which could be voted on in March, will make filtering the French Internet a reality, “the Chinese way”, like Deputy Jacque Myard recently said. Contacts have been established between the French UMP party and the Chinese Communist Party to talk about “Democracy and Internet access” (video, in French), and just like in Australia, pedophiles were used as a very good reason to filter the Internet.But recently, child molesters weren’t even used as an excuse. President Sarkozy announced filtering will be used to “automatically de-pollute networks and servers used for piracy.” Greentech? Think again.Many French Internet experts see Deep Packet Inspection coming, even though France’s State Sec. for Digital Economy Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, recently answering numerous Twitter requests, has denied DPI was on its way and took some strong positions in favor of net neutrality. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement BetaIf nothing is done, within a year, not only might Big Brother-like spyware be mandatory on every French computer, but everything that goes through its pipes could be scanned for possible copyright infringement.France is more and more looking like a beta test for the proposed multi-country Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, and it’s not looking good for free speech and democracy.So far, not a single French newspaper has written anything about ACTA, and before the first battle against HADOPI was won, last March, by the opposition at the French National Assembly, very few had written about HADOPI. The same is happening again with LOPPSI; if you want some information, the only place to go is the Internet and the blogosphere.Filtering the French Internet has not made the news, either here in France or in the international press: everything is about the Google Tax. Don’t let this fool you. In France, the truth is elsewhere.France-China photo by Flickr user neo2004pf. Face photo by Flickr user Alexx Sky Productions.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… fabrice epelboin 1last_img read more

Muslim teacher in Sanskrit faculty: BHU to seek legal opinion

first_imgIn the wake of protests by some students against the appointment of a Muslim as an assistant professor in its Sanskrit faculty, the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), a central university, said it would seek “constitutional or legal opinion” on the doubts they had regarding the BHU Act.The university, however, reiterated its backing for the newly-appointed assistant professor Firoz Khan. It said the selection committee unanimously recommended his selection on the basis of prescribed guidelines of the UGC and the Government of India. However, despite a two-hour long meeting with the Vice-Chancellor on Thursday evening, the protesters refused to call off their sit-in. Classes in the Sahitya (literature) department of the Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan have not been held since November 7, when the protest started, said department head Umakant Chaturvedi.There are over 250 students in the department and over 1,000 in the Sanskrit faculty overall.“The andolan [protest] is on,” Shubham Tiwary, a Ph.D scholar leading the protests, told The Hindu on Friday. He demanded Mr. Khan’s transfer to another departmentMr. Tiwary said the varsity did not accept their demand and they were now waiting for it to legally scrutinize the BHU Act and check if Mr. Khan’s appointment violated any rules.According to the protesting students, the inscription on a foundation stone slab laid down by BHU founder Madan Mohan Malviya in the department mentions that only Hindus and followers of Jainism, Buddhism and the Arya Samaj, were allowed entry into it. This could not be independently verified, and as per Mr. Chaturvedi, the slab and its content related to the pre-Independence era before the Constitution came into place.In an official statement released late on Thursday, the BHU quoted the Vice-Chancellor (VC) as reiterating that the “BHU ACT is being followed in letter and spirit in the ongoing selection process.” He appealed to the students to call off their dharna and cooperate in the smooth functioning of the faculty. He argued that “flawless conducting of classes in the wake of the ensuing examinations is very important, so that students are not at the receiving end,” said the assistant Public Relations Officer of BHU.The VC assured the students that the administration was committed to “providing equal educational and teaching opportunities to everyone irrespective of religion, caste, community, gender etc, which were core to the cause of nation building.”Mr. Chaturvedi said the protesting students were adamant and cited a 1916 preamble of the varsity to argue their point. While holding that Mr. Khan’s appointment was made as per rules and he was qualified for the job, Mr. Chaturvedi said he was, however, personally a “little distressed” that a “lapse” had been committed in regard to Malviya’s “feelings,” which as per the stone slab said that the entry of non-Hindus was restricted in the department.However, when asked to verify the claim of the students regarding the stone slab, Mr. Chaturvedi admitted his argument was based on “hearsay”. He said he could not verify whether it restricted non-Hindus from being appointed.last_img read more