December 30, 2019

WATCH: 30-yard screamer from Barcelona star Dani Alves

first_img Barcelona full-back Dani Alves 1 Dani Alves, take a bow!Liverpool weren’t the only team to blow away their cup opponents in Wednesday night, as Barcelona battered Spanish third tier side Villanovense 6-1 in the Copa del Rey.20-year-old forward Sandro Ramirez starred with a hat-trick while Munir El Haddadi, also 20, scored twice.But this stunning long-range strike from Brazil full-back Alves, to open the scoring after just four minutes, was the highlight of another Barca mauling.Check it out in the video below!last_img

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December 30, 2019

PSG ready to secure free transfer deal for former Newcastle man

first_img1 Paris Saint-Germain will press ahead with a summer move for former Newcastle and Hull man Hatem Ben Arfa.The French champions kept a close eye on the midfielder’s form this term, during which he was scored 11 goals in 24 Ligue 1 outings for Nice.And now sources in France have claimed that the club’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi could be ready to hand Ben Arfa a contract in the capital.The 28-year-old will become a free agent in the summer and it seems that PSG will look to snap him up as quickly as possible.Ben Arfa made a combined 84 top-flight appearances in England during his spells at Newcastle and Hull before he left for France in January 2015. Hatem Ben Arfa in action for Nice last_img

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December 30, 2019

Actor Pierce Brosnan and photog scuffle

first_imgMALIBU – A reported scuffle between actor Pierce Brosnan and a photographer in Malibu was being investigated today by the sheriff’s department, a spokesman confirmed. “We are investigating Mr. Brosnan, who is alleged to have committed a battery,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “It happened last Friday, at 6:15 p.m., outside the Casa Escobar …,” a Mexican restaurant located in the Malibu Country Mart. The celebrity Web site TMZ.com identified the photographer as Robert Rosen and reported that the shutterbug got into a confrontation with Brosnan, who was accompanied by one of his children, after starting to compliment the actor on his James Bond films. TMZ.com, citing a witness account, alleged that Brosnan reacted by cursing at Rosen and striking him in the ribs, and that photographer allegedly responded by kicking the actor in the stomach. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Whitmore said results of the “ongoing investigation” will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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December 30, 2019

Sarkisian shows he can face the music

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.After consultations between the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and head coach – and with a final reminder for the quarterback to look for one tiny defensive adjustment – a legendary Trojan moment is born when Matt Leinart hits Dwayne Jarrett for a 63-yard completion. Two years later, it’s fourth-and-1 at Oregon. The same procedure in place, the offensive coordinator settles on the play call and relays it to the quarterback. A disastrous loss on a reverse by Joe McKnight ends a scoring threat and creates its own legend. In the light speed of the Internet, there are calls for firesark.com to be instantly registered. And not only for that play but for more calls from offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who in a span of three hours of a 24-17 loss went from Wunderkind to Dunderkind at USC. After Notre Dame ’05, USC was 6-0 on the way to playing for the BCS crown in the Rose Bowl. After Oregon ’07, USC is 6-2 and the dreaded Sun Bowl is a sore topic of discussion. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Young offensive coordinator knows second-guessing goes with the territory at USC. By Phil Collin Staff Writer It’s fourth-and-9 at Notre Dame, and USC’s brain trust scrambles during a timeout to find the right combination to somehow keep a championship dream alive. All because, in the eyes of detractors, the offensive coordinator has screwed it all up. Hey, somehow someone other than Lane Kiffin, the previous offensive coordinator, is the main target of an enraged fan base. As the group of second-guessers grows among fans, though, there is always going to be one more than they could count. “That’s a tough environment and maybe at that time, we could have done something more conventional that we could have handled a little better, I don’t know,” the 33-year-old Sarkisian said. “But they had a great call on. We thought we had a great call. Their call worked. If they had a different call and Joe scores a touchdown it looks like a great call and not a bad call. “That’s part of living with being a coordinator and part of making those decisions and at that time that was a bad decision.” Sarkisian was part of the perfectly executed Notre Dame moment, but now has the lead role in designing the USC offense with Kiffin coaching the Oakland Raiders. Sarkisian, who turned down the Raiders job, has been hailed as one of the brightest young minds in football, but if you ask a certain segment of the fans, he wouldn’t be brought in to lead the offense at West Torrance High or El Camino College, where he starred at quarterback. That was cemented later in the Oregon game, when quarterback Mark Sanchez was asked to pass on second-and-1 at the Oregon 29-yard-line. Sanchez’s pass intended for tight end Anthony McCoy was picked off by safety Matthew Harper. It’s a wonder that a fund wasn’t immediately established to lure Norm Chow back to run the offense. “In my mind, I shouldn’t have made that call because if I don’t make the call, I take the decision out of (Sanchez’s) hands,” Sarkisian said. “Now it’s off Mark. Would Mark love to have that play back to make a better throw, a throw he knows and I know he can make? Sure. “But the way I think after a game is `Dang it, I wish I would have called something else for him.”‘ That’s a point where most coaches would clam up and never admit they may have been wrong. But facing the music is a required characteristic at USC. “If we make a mistake, hopefully I’m the first to tell you I made a mistake on something or I could have done something better here or there,” Coach Pete Carroll said. “I think that’s very healthy and it’s much better than hiding and ducking and dodging behind information. You’re not going to agree with us every time and we don’t expect you to at all.” So every explanation offered gives even more fuel to the critics, who parse every sentence to validate their points. “The offense makes mistakes, you can’t just point to the offensive coordinator and just say, `Go get a new job.’ Mistakes happen and losses happen,” Sanchez said. ” That’s embarrassing for (critics), obviously not for us. … We’re not really worried about that.” Sanchez, of course, is targeted as well. Stepping in for injured starter John David Booty, the sophomore had to carry the load while the coaching staff devised ways to keep him in the best position to carry out a revised, low-risk game plan. At the same time, he doesn’t mind it when Sarkisian points to a play that Sanchez could have executed better. “Every time he’s said something like that, it’s the God’s honest truth,” Sanchez said. “That’s what we try and get to when things go wrong. Even when things are going well, you’ve got to get to the truth of things to get better, and sometimes the truth hurts. “It hurts Sark to say `Man, maybe I should have done this.’ It hurts me, just like against Oregon, to say `Man, I should have put that ball out front of Anthony McCoy and maybe we don’t lose momentum, we go in, maybe kick a field goal and score.”‘ In any case, they’re in for an earful and dropping a notch or two in the popularity poll – if they care to notice. “That’s part of the gig,” Sarkisian said. “As much as people have their own expectations, I think our own expectations are higher than that. “We’re all extremely frustrated and wish we’d done better up to this point. “I’m not really worried about what other people think, I’m worried about what our coaches and players think.” phil.collin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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December 30, 2019

TESCO GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR LETTERKENNY PETROL STATION

first_imgSupermarket giant Tesco has officially been granted planning permission for their new petrol station at their Letterkenny store.It follows an ongoing battle with local business owners who are objecting to the plans.The ongoing planning battle goes back as far as 2003 when Tesco was refused permission for the site at Port Road. Local business owners Eddie Tobin of Tobin’s Service Station and Paul Sweeney of Sweeney’s Spar at Ballyraine both objected to the plans.The businessmen say they are objecting to the plans because of traffic congestion while Mr Sweeney claims the granting of permission could lead him to lay staff off.However planning has been granted with 20 different conditions.It is expected that both business owners will take their case to An Bord Pleanala.  TESCO GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR LETTERKENNY PETROL STATION was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:objectionsplanning permissiontescolast_img read more

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December 29, 2019

Job Vacancies: Health Service Executive seeks chefs

first_imgThe Older People Services & Disability Services of the HSE in County Donegal are now inviting applications for General Support Staff:– Chef 1 Ref: SC.005.2019– Chef 2 Ref: SC.006.2019 Informal enquires to: Brendan McGowan, Tel: 087 913 5250, Finola McColgan, Tel: 074 937 4164 and Una Devlin, Tel: 074 937 4206.Submit detailed C.V with a copy of qualifications and Job Reference number to HR Dept, St. Joseph’s Campus, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal or email: http://recruitdonegal@hse.ieClosing date: 21st June 2019 at 12 noon.For further information on this post please visit: http://www.hse.ie/eng/jobs Job Vacancies: Health Service Executive seeks chefs was last modified: June 12th, 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:chefdonegalHSEjobsVacancieslast_img read more

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December 29, 2019

LETTER FROM CANADA: APPEAL FOR HELP IN TRACING McKELVEYS, SLEVINS AND HAGERTYS

first_imgDear donegaldaily,About 175 years ago my mother’s family left Donegal.  We’ve never been able to get any information about the family before their point of entry into Quebec City, Canada, in the early 1830’s.What we know is that at least two families left together.  John Hagerty (sp?) (born 1802) married to Catherine McKelvey (born 1805), and three of their Irish born children, emigrated along with Catherine’s mother and father, John Mckelvey (born 1771) and Mary Slaven (born 1781).  To the best of our knowledge, they came from the Convoy, Donaghmore, Stranolar vicinity. Are there people in your area who have wondered what happened to their ancestors?   Do you provide a space in your newspaper for “Missing Friends” as in days gone by, especially after the Famine?  I would be truly grateful if you could post this request for information and see if it joggles anyone’s memories.We would really need to come to Donegal and throughly do the research ourselves, but cannot.  Various relatives have gone in the past and made attempts of varying degrees, without success.My mother’s family (Eileen Haggerty-age 84) still lives not many miles from where those people settled, not far from where they landed in Quebec, so long ago.  As you can imagine, the Hag(g)erty’s and McKelvey’s are now spread far and wide across Canada and the US.Thank you for your time.Susan Haggerty MorrierCanada susanmorrier@gmail.comLETTER FROM CANADA: APPEAL FOR HELP IN TRACING McKELVEYS, SLEVINS AND HAGERTYS was last modified: February 6th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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December 29, 2019

WORLD FIRST AS RESEARCHERS FIT CAMERA TO FIN OF DONEGAL SHARK

first_imgShark researchers from Donegal are understood to have pulled off a world first after fitting a camera to the dorsal fin of a giant basking shark.A basking shark off InishowenThe camera was deployed by a team from the Irish Basking Shark Project on the dorsal fin of a six-metre basking shark, just south of Malin Head.It was recovered via a mini VHF directional finder 25 hours later about five miles west of the initial deployment site. Emmett Johnston, a spokesman for the team based in Inishowen, said they are delighted by the footage they recovered.Mr Johnston said the recent good spell of weather has brought large numbers of sharks off the coast of Donegal.“We got about 3 hours of footage, plus body acceleration, roll and movement data which we are correlating with the video footage.“We haven’t seen sharks in such good numbers since 2010. The good weather has brought the sharks to the surface for longer periods and created suitable conditions for large aggregations to form. “The sharks are gathering in the many small bays and inlets on the north coast to feed on the dense clouds of plankton, literally yards from the shore line.”WORLD FIRST AS RESEARCHERS FIT CAMERA TO FIN OF DONEGAL SHARK was last modified: August 11th, 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:Basking SharkscameraInishowenlast_img read more

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December 28, 2019

Metrolink board OKs deal to buy safer rail cars

first_imgA divided Metrolink board voted Friday to award a $305 million contract for rail cars – including cab cars being built with state-of-the-art crash-management technology – to a Korean company breaking into the U.S. market. The procurement will eventually replace Metrolink’s fleet of cab cars with those using technology designed to dissipate the force of a crash throughout the train. The development is being watched by transit officials nationwide, especially after the horrific 2005 Metrolink crash in Glendale that killed 11 people. Some Metrolink board members sought to postpone the purchase until federal authorities conducted a final test of the technology next month, but the board voted 6-5 to go forward with the contract. “We don’t want to wait another year. We need train cars,” said Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell. “It’s very exciting technology … We want to do everything we can to assure the safety of our passengers and crew. This to us is a step forward.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In contracting with Rotem Co., a subsidiary of Hyundai Automotive Group, Metrolink bypassed its longtime relationship with Bombardier Transit Corp., which has built every rail car purchased by Metrolink since the system was created in 1992. Rotem was the low bidder, coming in nearly $100 million under Metrolink’s estimate. Bombardier wanted $388 million, and Kawaski Rail Car, Inc. bid $556 million. The initial order is for 33 cab cars, due February 2009, and 54 passenger cars due December 2008. An additional 44 cars will be split between Metrolink and a Florida train line. Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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December 28, 2019

Candidate admits past, says he’s changed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “I’ve been very open with my campaign,” Arellano said Thursday. “In my literature, it says I was a troubled youth and I definitely changed my life around. I did make some mistakes and I did do some dumb things, but I have really changed my life around. “I think I would show, as a role model, that we all have it in us to succeed and to move forward, and no matter what you’re going through, you can always do better and be what you want to be. “I’m not proud of what I did, but I am proud of how I changed my life.” While candidate Monica Garcia – Huizar’s former chief of staff – has garnered more high-profile endorsements, including from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Arellano has received the support of the United Teachers Los Angeles – his employer, Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, D-Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Other candidates for the seat are Maria Lou Calanche, Ana Teresa Fernandez and Enrique Gasca. Just days before a citywide election for a new Los Angeles Unified School District board member, candidate Christopher Arellano on Thursday admitted he faced criminal charges for stealing twice when he was a young man, but has changed his life since then. Arellano, 33 – one of five candidates for the seat vacated when Jose Huizar joined the Los Angeles City Council – said Thursday that he’s been open in talking about his past and will serve as an example of someone who turned his life around. Details of his past publicly surfaced Thursday in reports that Arellano had been arrested for shoplifting at a market in 1992, when he was 19, and was arrested in 1995 – and spent three days in jail – when he was 22, after stealing a jacket worth more than $400. Court records show both arrests were misdemeanors. After his second arrest, Arellano was sentenced to complete 30 days of Caltrans work and 60 days of psychiatric consultation, in addition to paying a $125 fine. He officially changed his name in 1994 from Robert Christopher Bruce to Christopher Bianco Arellano. Arellano’s supporters continued to back him Thursday. “The sheriff is disinclined to remove his endorsement because this gentleman is an exemplary individual having two master’s degrees from prestigious universities, and having dedicated his life to public service since his turnaround,” said Steve Whitmore, Baca’s spokesman, who was aware of the arrests. The teachers’ union governing body voted unanimously Wednesday night to continue endorsing Arellano. “We felt that what was in the past was in the past and we needed to move ahead,” UTLA President A.J. Duffy said. Arellano, an eighth-grade dropout who lived on his own since he left school, moved to Los Angeles from Arizona when he was 18 and was homeless for a while before enrolling at Los Angeles City College. He eventually received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in social work from University of Southern California. He worked as a youth counselor for troubled kids and after getting his master’s degree, worked as a field deputy for City Councilman Eric Garcetti, followed by his current job at UTLA, where he is on leave. While Arellano’s arrest record has not previously been an issue in the school board race, Garcia said Thursday that she’s concerned about the revelations. “I think this morning I was surprised and troubled at the allegations and I think if they’re true, they’re concerning,” Garcia said. “But we know that nobody’s perfect and parents and children need to have confidence and trust in the people they elect to run their schools.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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