VIDEO: Referee wrongly disallows penalty for Valencia U19s against Chelsea

first_imgCrazy penalty decision in the Chelsea U19 vs Valencia U19 game. No goal— Footy Planet (@Footy_Planet) February 23, 2016 Valencia announced on Tuesday evening they would be appealing to UEFA about the disallowed goal. A club statement on read: “Valencia wish to inform all our fans that the club will present a written protest in relation to the refereeing decision to disallow a goal for our team in the penalty shoot-out of the UEFA Youth League game against Chelsea. We trust that UEFA will give an appropriate response at the level required by the situation, after it has had the opportunity to analyse our appeal.” The statement added: “Finally, Valencia wish to thank the sportsmanship of Chelsea for having recognised that the disallowed penalty had gone in.” 1 Reigning UEFA Youth League champions Chelsea made it through to the quarter finals of this year’s tournament due to an almost unbelievable refereeing mistake during their round-of-16 tie against Valencia.The game had ended 1-1 and, due to competition rules, went straight to a penalty shootout in which the bizarre incident occured.In the end Chelsea won the shootout 5-3, however Valencia were left displeased after their second penalty – taken by 18-year-old Alberto Gil – was disallowed despite clearly having crossed the line.The ball hit an extra piece of framing on the inside of the goal, as you can see for yourselves in the video below, leaving the Spanish side furious.center_img Valencia starlet Alberto Gil’s penalty hits the inside framing of the goal last_img read more

Experts say don’t let freeway jams jangle your nerves

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s going to try everybody’s patience,” said Tom Marshall, California Highway Patrol spokesman. “Leave time to get where you’re going. Just assume that you will run into traffic delays if you’re going anywhere in Southern California in the next 24 hours.” Ah, the joys of commuting in a disaster-prone state. But while getting outraged at the traffic tie-ups is understandable, experts say there are better ways to cope. Sy Cohn, a Claremont-based driving therapist, says that even as we clear brush around our homes to prepare for wildfires, we should use similar preventive measures in planning our commutes. Pack survival kits for the car and fill them with items that you like to hear, see and smell. Include CDs of music you love, audio books, pictures and even perfume – whatever creates an atmosphere that makes you feel good, Cohn said. If freeways and local streets seem crazier than usual, you’re not losing your mind – commutes lately are absolutely wicked. Fires have forced the closure of 30 roads in Los Angeles County and the detours are bogging down everyone’s travel times as they shove more vehicles onto our already clogged freeways and streets. It marks the second traffic nightmare in the past two weeks for the region, after a 31-vehicle pileup inside a truck tunnel on the southbound Golden State Freeway in the Newhall Pass shut down the major artery at the Antelope Valley Freeway for two days. Now, more bottlenecks are expected over the next few days. “We all have a choice about how we want to react to traffic. And you have a choice not to take it out on others,” Cohn said. “Have things in the car that you like to have, that you can refocus on.” And most importantly, Cohn says, remember to breathe. When we’re tense, we hold our breath – and the greatest stress the body undergoes is not having enough oxygen. Also, check your mouth: Subconsciously, you may be clenching your teeth in response to stress and traffic, said Saj Jivraj, an Oxnard-based prosthodontist. “People do it without realizing it,” said Jivraj. “More than likely, they’re also gripping the steering wheel.” In fact, stress from commutes can accelerate aging by 10 years, said Kathleen Hall, founder of The Stress Institute, an Atlanta-based center. And when it comes to commutes, women emerge from their cars more frazzled than men, according to a study by the center that measured cortisol levels in male and female motorists before and after their drives to work. The stress hormone remained level for men – who tend to disconnect during their drives by listening to sports, talk radio and business news, Hall said. But it soared more than 100 percent in women, who are more inclined to sit behind the wheel and make lists of work, errands and obligations – and worry, Hall said. “Women are so overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed, and they look at that hour commute as where they can work,” said Hall. “Now we have to look at it and say, this is our hour of self-care.” Everyone can benefit by reframing thought of their treacherous commutes into a quality hour of personal time, said Hall. That could mean turning the drive into a spiritual hour, learning languages on CDs, or singing your heart out to favorite tunes as if preparing for “American Idol.” You will emerge from your car relaxed and positive, Hall said. “And if an emergency happens, you are totally grounded and totally centered,” Hall said. “And you may be the only leader around to save lives.” alongf[email protected] (818) 713-3683160Want 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

Volleyball match to aid fire victims

first_imgColeman shot 7-under par 30 on the back nine to storm past the competition, including her twin sister, Jenny, who placed second with a 72. “I’ve never heard of any girl shooting a 30, and certainly not in a championship tournament like this. It was phenomenal,” Peninsula coach Bob Wilton said. “I can’t help wondering what she would have shot if she hadn’t shot a 41 on the front side. That would have been something else.” Better iron play was what played the greatest part in her 11-stroke improvement on the back side. She didn’t know her back-nine score was historically low until she finished her final hole. “I knew I was sinking a lot of birdies, but I didn’t know the exact score,” Coleman said. “I was really impressed and happy with the score. “On the front nine, my accuracy was a little off. I just started getting my iron shots to go near the pin and I was sinking a lot of puts. The Chadwick football team suffered more than a blemish to what was a perfect record Saturday. The Dolphins lost two of their three biggest scoring threats. Wide receiver Trevor Niemann broke two bones in his right arm and is out for the season. All-purpose yardage and scoring leader George Mavredakis suffered a deep bruise on his right forearm and will miss at least one game. Niemann had scored 10 touchdowns for Chadwick (7-1, 2-1 Prep League). Mavredakis was averaging 188.8 all-purpose yards and had scored 17 touchdowns (seven receiving, four rushing, six on returns). “Both those two are huge losses,” Chadwick coach Gary Willison said. “Trevor really helps open things up for us. “We have the guys to be able to not have to change what we do on offense, but it would really be helpful to get George back for the end of the year.” Almost lost in the verbal jousting after the Palos Verdes football team’s shocking 35-7 win over West Torrance on Friday night was the fact that the Sea Kings defense pulled down four interceptions for the second straight week. Palos Verdes had four interceptions in a 49-30 win over Mira Costa two weeks ago. Mickey Mance, who had two of those interceptions, got the pick parade started against West with a first-quarter swiping. Mance intercepted the ball at the West 38-yard line and returned it to the 29, helping set up Marc Venning’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Adam Aranda, who had three touchdown receptions on the night. The score gave the Sea Kings a 14-0 lead and they were on their way. Palos Verdes coach Pat Fresch acknowledged that it was a big win for his team. “Yeah, West was No. 1 in CIF for six weeks,” Fresch said. “I know they’ve had a couple of injuries that have made them vulnerable, but it’s a really good win for us.” There was a lot of talent relegated to the West Torrance sideline during the team’s 35-7 loss to visiting Palos Verdes on Friday night. Star running back Brian Baucham was not dressed for the game. He was on the sideline on crutches, cheering the team on and nursing what he said was a high ankle sprain. Quarterback Marc Oslund watched on the sideline with Baucham as sophomore Ronnie Clark threw four interceptions. Oslund, who has missed the last few games with a knee injury, was chomping at the bit to get in the game, but he didn’t get the call. Oslund’s sore knee has affected his mobility, but he wanted to play. “Every week it’s week-to-week and then I don’t get to play,” Oslund said. “I feel like I can get in there and do the job, but, oh well, it’s OK.” Lineman Bruce Boyd joined the duo when he had to leave the game in the second half with a leg injury. Redondo girls basketball star Atonye Nyingifa, a two-time Daily Breeze Player of the Year, was named an EA Sports Preseason All-American. Nyingifa is the first All-American in Coach Marcelo Enriquez’s 14-year tenure at Redondo. She has verbally committed to attend UCLA. Nyingifa averaged 16.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game last season, earning Bay League MVP and the CIF Division I-A Co-Player of the Year honors after leading Redondo to the semifinals. “I just love her ability to take over a game when we need her to,” Redondo assistant coach Chris Bouche said. “The only player we’ve had who could possibly compare to her is Ofa (Tulikihihifo). They were two very different players, but as far as being a go-to-player, they’re both right up there.” El Segundo softball junior Jenna Rich enjoyed a stellar performance at the National Futures Camp in Walnut earlier this month. Student Sports said Rich “cemented” her status as one of the top players in the Class of 2009. El Segundo coach Keith Cameron said one scout told him that Rich is “the best shortstop in the 2009 class” and will have her choice of any college in the country. Cameron said she has begun to take recruiting trips, including one to Arizona. “Being a Bruin fan, I’m cringing at that,” joked Cameron. “I am happy for Jenna. She works so hard and is so humble. It is good to see good things happen to good people. But I don’t know what I will do if she chooses Arizona. How can I root for them when they play UCLA?” A round to remember Chadwick clipped Sea Kings master thieves Talent on the sideline All-American girl A perfect dilemma Spartan commits to Poly South Torrance left-handed pitcher Matt Dunbar made a verbal commitment to receive a baseball scholarship from Cal Poly Pomona, Spartans coach Grady Sain said on Monday. Dunbar was 2-3 with an ERA of 4.05 and had 48 strikeouts in 39.2 innings for South, which went 16-12-1 last season. – Tony Ciniglio, David Saunders, Dave Thorpe160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports With the devastation of the Southern California wildfires fresh in his mind, Redondo girls volleyball coach Tommy Chaffins wanted to help in some way. So he decided to convince Principal Mary Little and Athletic Director Les Congelliere to donate all proceeds from Thursday’s match against Mira Costa to the American Red Cross Fire Victims Fund, much like Mira Costa did when the Mustangs donated their proceeds from the first meeting for breast cancer research. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7 for this Bay League showdown at 6:30 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I personally didn’t know anyone affected by the fire, but this is a good opportunity to donate to a worthy and charitable cause, and at this time, there is no other cause that needs it more,” Chaffins said. The match is a battle between two teams that won tournaments last weekend – Redondo at its own Sea Hawk Classic and Mira Costa at the Santa Barbara Tournament. Chaffins estimated 2,500 people attended the first match at Mira Costa and that at least $4,700 was raised for breast cancer research. “I’m thinking we’re going to get close to 2,000 people again,” Chaffins said. “We have the No. 1 team in the nation in Mira Costa, and ourselves, two of the top 25 teams in the country, doing battle in an area that is volleyball crazy.” Peninsula golfer Kristin Coleman didn’t card your ordinary, run-of-the-mill 71 to win the Bay League individual title at Harding Golf Course Thursday. last_img read more

Giving thanks for L.A. Bridges

first_imgTHROUGHOUT much of the year, we in Los Angeles find ourselves grumbling about all that city government gets wrong. But perhaps on this day of gratitude, it’s worth singling out one thing the city does right: The L.A. Bridges gang-prevention program. Though modest in its origins and expectations, the nonprofit program – installed at four San Fernando Valley sites – now boasts a decade of success. It has touched thousands of lives and offered what little help City Hall has been able to muster to provide alternatives to gang membership. Primarily, L.A. Bridges operates by giving kids something constructive to do during those dangerous after-school afternoon hours. It offers academic help, athletic activities, music and arts – fun and wholesome alternatives to the snares of gangs, drugs, sex and violence. But more important than what kids do at L.A. Bridges is the people they encounter there. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsUnlike other gang-prevention programs that target “at-risk” youths based on GPA, L.A. Bridges is open to everyone, ensuring a healthy mix of all kinds of students, which can foster healthy friendships. Then there are the program’s administrators, friendly adults who can make kids feel valued, prioritized and respected. “Every youth – every person – needs to feel like they matter,” says L.A. Bridges program coordinator Crystal Crandall. “They have to feel like they’re part of something.” And that, as the city struggles to address its gang problem, is a lesson to take from L.A. Bridges’ success. Love and care are the greatest antidotes to the despair that can lead young people to self-destructive behavior. We can all give thanks for L.A. Bridges – and hope to replicate its success many, many times over. 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


first_imgTHE COUNTY may have record unemployment – but not enough Donegal people applied for government jobs recording this year’s census, it was revealed today.In fact a local politician has managed to persuade the department behind this year’s Census to re-advertise positions which could bag those chosen more than €2k!Donegal South West Senator Brian Ó’Domhnaill has welcomed the decision of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to re-open the recruitment process for Census Enumerators in Donegal. “Recruitment officially closed after 15,000 applications were registered online. However, the CSO didn’t get enough applications from people in Donegal. I contacted the office and it confirmed that it would reopen the recruitment,” explained Senator Ó’Domhnaill.“It gives people in Donegal a second chance to consider this great job opportunity. I strongly urge those who are seeking work to apply, so they can gain valuable experience and get back on to the jobs market.“There is only a short window available, as applications close at midnight tonight. The job involves a minimum of 25 hours per week between March 8th and May 13th this year, mostly in the evenings and at weekends. Successful applicants will be fully trained and paid an average of €2,200. A mobile phone and other material will also be provided,” said Senator Ó’Domhnaill.RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT – SO WHY DIDN’T DONEGAL PEOPLE APPLY FOR CENSUS JOBS? was last modified: January 14th, 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


first_imgShaun Friel pictured working with colleagues in the UK.Stephen Cuffe working in Inish Pharmacy.With the CAO application deadline looming (1 February at 5.15pm), approximately 2,400 Leaving Certificate students within Co. Donegal are currently making that all important choice.The great news for students is there are a large number of options out there for them, including at Letterkenny IT.At LYIT, they believe that learning can be engaging, practical and above all inspirational. They offer over 100 courses in Science, Engineering, Business and Tourism, many developed with industry, up to Masters level.One of the greatest strengths of LYIT is the fact that there is a proven track record of progression and employability on all CAO programmes being offered.This certainly was true for Shaun Friel who hails from Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal and currently lives in Dublin.Shaun originally completed a National Diploma in Civil Engineering (which in 2014 required 275 points to be guaranteed a place on course). He then proceeded to complete a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University where he was awarded a First Class Honours degree. He progressed to a Master of Science in Construction and Project Management at Queen’s University Belfast and concluded with a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering at University of Ulster, Jordanstown.A fantastic educational portfolio for any person to boast.When asked why he decided to take this route and choose LYIT as his first education destination Shaun said, “The reason I chose this path was because it gave me time to decide on which Level 8 course I wanted to pursue and at which university I wanted to pursue it.It is fair to say that this is one of the most common themes being fed back by Leaving Certificate students.Shaun added, “The lecturers and careers centre offered excellent advice on the options available to students post level 7 in Civil Engineering. “University open-day visits, career days and workshops made choosing my future career path and the transition to level 8 study straightforward.There is a lot of negative publicity around the construction sector at the minute but it is refreshing to hear a story of a person who is really succeeding and making a career for himself in this sector.Shaun’s career began as a Student Engineer with Donegal County Council where he worked in the Roads & Transportation and Water & Environment sections.From there he took up the position of Quality Manager with Pavement Management Services Ltd. in Co. Galway. After this he was employed as Technical/Laboratory Manager with Roadbridge Ltd. on the Shell Corrib Gas Terminal Project in Bellanaboy, Co. Mayo.Construction of the gas processing terminal was the largest engineering and construction project ever undertaken in Ireland, with 1,200 people employed on-site at peak construction.Shaun then held the position of Product Development Manager for Ennis-Flint in the UK.He is now currently employed as Research and Materials Engineer at Irish Tar and Bitumen Suppliers based in Dublin.His current role covers three main aspects: overseeing and providing technical designs for road surfacing materials to customers, provision of technical support to customers, and research and development of new products and techniques.When discussing the sector he is employed in Shaun reflects, “There is no doubt that the last seven years has been particularly tough for the Civil Engineering industry in terms of reducing budgets and reduced infrastructure investment.“This has had a significant knock-on effect on employment opportunities both locally and nationally within the industry.However, in my opinion the future is looking much brighter in terms of employment opportunities.“The world will always need Civil Engineers to design, construct and maintain infrastructure assets such as bridges, roads, railways, tunnels, buildings, transportation systems, water resources, coastal erosion and flood defences.“Without these assets, economies and societies cannot progress.”When Shaun was asked would he recommend LYIT and the educational route he took to others he said, “Yes I would, because it gives a solid grounding in a wide range of subject areas within Civil Engineering before progressing to level 8.“There are certain Universities in Ireland and the UK which offer level 8 Civil Engineering degrees but have very little time dedicated to practical training.“The emphasis on practical training within LYIT in subject areas such as surveying, soil mechanics and fluid mechanics were invaluable to me during my level 8 studies.“This helped me to develop my understanding of Civil Engineering principles as well as bridge the gap between the theory and practical in engineering projects after gaining employment.Stephen Cuffe, from Buncrana, is a Science graduate from LYIT who shares a similar story as Shaun.The first course he completed was the National Diploma in Analytical Science in 2003. Then in September 2009 he enrolled in the Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician) which he completed in January 2011 (this course in 2014 required 285 points to be guaranteed a place).On completion of the Pharmacy Technician course he enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) at Ulster University in September 2011 and is currently in the final year of the course.Such an impressive progression but as Stephen points out “Initially I started the course with the aim of becoming a Pharmacy Technician, but after encouragement from LYIT staff members I took the decision to advance to the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course in Ulster University at the Coleraine campus.Stephen has worked at Inish Pharmacy since January 2011 and now works on a part-time basis while he completes his MPharm. He is delighted he followed this route. He added, “My experience at LYIT provided me with a great insight into my profession of choice.“The course provides great practical experience in the classroom as well as dedicated work experience.“Also if you don’t get into your number one choice on a high point course, LYIT can be a great starting point which can be used as a stepping stone for progression.“LYIT also has great degree courses with Masters opportunities as well.Stephen sums up his experience by adding, “LYIT have a wide variety of excellent courses taught by well-trained professionals.“The campus is continually expanding and progressing and has excellent facilities.” They also offer encouragement to proceed and succeed.There are many more great stories from students who have walked through the doors of LYIT – it is always nice to hear of local people who are doing well for themselves.This year LYIT has added more degrees in exciting new areas with almost half of their courses offering a work placement option.Over 3,500 students choose to study at Letterkenny IT for the relevance and quality of the courses.What they are guaranteed to take away are excellent qualifications and an innovative experience, one which will stay with them forever – just like Shaun and Stephen.For further information and before the deadline this coming Sunday, visit email [email protected]ie or contact Irene on 074 918 6120LETTERKENNY IT – COURSES WHICH GUARANTEE A BRIGHT CAREER was last modified: January 28th, 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:BusinessCAOFeaturesLYITnewslast_img read more

Definitely no Fellaini, so who makes this Man United five-a-side team?

first_img Juan Mata – Mata’s pace – or lack of it – has been frequently exposed when playing on the right this season, but it would not be a problem on the astro-turf. His short, sharp passing would also be an asset. 5 David De Gea – Click the arrow, right, to see the rest of Manchester United’s five-a-side team – De Gea has cat-like reactions and is one of the best shot-stoppers in the world; there are few (if any) you would pick ahead of him. 5 Michael Carrick – While his age is limiting his mobility in the Premier League, Carrick’s passing and commitment to not roaming too far would make him the perfect five-a-side defender. Anthony Martial – Pace, skill, power and a goalscorer – Martial would dominate your local Power League. 5 5 5 Louis van Gaal has struggled to get his Manchester United team playing during the Premier League this season with a top four place looking unlikely, but how would they fare in a five-a-side league?As all amateur footballers will testify to, the five-man game is a completely different animal to it’s 11-a-side big brother.Long balls become useless, the big man who is good in the air is redundant (that’s a huge no to you, Marouane Fellaini) and the strong-tackling hard man is pinged every time he risks his knees sliding on the astro-turf (so that’s still no Fellaini).So who would make your team’s five-a-side from the current crop of players? talkSPORT look at who would be the likely line-ups.Click the arrow above, right, to see the Manchester United five a-side team.Agree with talkSPORT’s selections? Let us know who you would pick in the comments section below!TOTTENHAM’S FIVE-A-SIDE TEAMARSENAL’S FIVE-A-SIDE TEAMMAN CITY’S FIVE-A-SIDE TEAMLIVERPOOL’S FIVE-A-SIDE TEAMCHELSEA’S FIVE-A-SIDE TEAM Wayne Rooney – Despite criticisms of his performances, Rooney’s shooting and tenacity would be well suited to five-a-side – you wouldn’t want to have the ball while up against the wall with him steaming towards you.last_img read more

Sports briefs

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. LOUIS – Jack Snow, a star wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and a longtime team broadcaster, died Monday night, the club said. He was 62.Snow had been hospitalized on and off for the past two months with a staph infection. His family was with him when he died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, said Duane Lewis, a team spokesman.“The family would like to thank everyone for their support during this time,” the Rams said in a statement.Snow, the father of Gold Glove first baseman J.T. Snow, was an analyst on the Rams’ radio broadcasts even before the team moved to St. Louis 10 years ago. He was last in the booth Nov. 20 during a home loss to Arizona.Snow had been with the Rams virtually since being drafted out of Notre Dame in 1965. He spent 11 years as a player with the team when it was in Los Angeles, retiring in 1975.He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1967 and still ranks among the team leaders in several receiving categories.In addition to his broadcast duties, Snow helped out during practice, voluntarily, mostly with receivers.“I remember my first year, obviously I’m a free-agent nobody and one of the last guys in the receiver line, and he was always paying particular attention to me, making sure my details were right and giving me positive feedback,” receiver Dane Looker said recently.“A guy like Jack Snow – you’re going to miss him.”Staph bacteria are a common cause of skin infections. Healthy people might carry the bacteria on their skin and in their noses. Still, the germ can cause serious surgical wound infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia.Lewis did not know how Snow got the infection, most common among those who live in close proximity to others. That can include sports teams. In fact, the Rams had an outbreak of the infections in 2003.Five members of the team developed drug-resistant infections after sustaining turf burns, and two or three members of the San Francisco 49ers developed infections after playing the Rams early that season. The outbreak was the subject of an article last year in the New England Journal of Medicine. The players were not identified.Snow is survived by three children, Michelle, J.T. and Stephanie.Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced. Vick arrested on firearms charges RICHMOND, Va. – Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick, booted from the team last week for his behavior on and off the field, was charged Monday with pulling a gun on three teenagers during an altercation in a restaurant parking lot.Vick surrendered at the Suffolk magistrate’s office after three warrants were issued for his arrest Sunday, Magistrate Lisa Noel said.The 21-year-old Vick was charged with three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm, and was released on $10,000 bond.Police said the parents of a 17-year-old boy reported that Vick pointed a weapon at their son and two others during an altercation at a McDonald’s in Suffolk, a southeastern Virginia city where Vick’s mother lives, Sunday night.If convicted of all three counts, Vick could be sentenced to up to three years in jail and a $7,500 fine, police spokeswoman Lt. Debbie George said in a statement.On Friday, Virginia Tech kicked Vick off the team, citing the cumulative effects of numerous legal problems and his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Gator Bowl, where he was caught on tape stomping on the left calf of Louisville All-American Elvis Dumervil.Vick is the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Cubs trade Patterson to Orioles CHICAGO – Outfielder Corey Patterson, once projected as the Chicago Cubs’ star of the future, was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday for a pair of minor leaguers: shortstop Nate Spears and left-hander Carlos Perez.The 26-year-old Patterson hit .252 with 70 homers in parts of six major league seasons with the Cubs, appearing in 589 games. He was the Cubs’ first-round pick and third player taken overall in the 1998 amateur draft.Patterson tore a knee ligament midway through 2003 during a breakout season, when he batted .298 with 13 homers.He started 111 games in center field for the Cubs last year, struggling with .215 average and just 13 homers in 126 games. The Cubs demoted him to Triple-A Iowa to work on his batting stroke, and he played 24 games in the minors before returning. Wrestler shot and killed BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Gunmen shot and killed a former Kyrgyzstan international wrestler seeking to head the ex-Soviet republic’s National Olympic Committee, police said Monday.The killing of Raatbek Sanatbayev, a Greco-Roman wrestler and one of the most successful Kyrgyz athletes, is the latest in a series of high-profile murders in the Central Asian nation in recent months.The 44-year-old Sanatbayev was shot in the head late Sunday as he and brother Orunbek were getting out of a car in the capital city, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Orunbek Sanatbayev was not injured, the ministry said. Goodrich gets more prison time DALLAS – Former Dallas Cowboys defensive back Dwayne Goodrich was sentenced Monday to five more years in prison for three counts of failure to stop and render aid in the 2003 hit-and-run deaths of two good Samaritans.Goodrich is serving a 7Ω-year sentence for criminally negligent homicide after hitting two men as they were pulling another man from a burning car alongside a busy Dallas interstate. Witnesses said Goodrich was driving faster than 100 mph.He’ll serve three five-year terms concurrently after his current sentence. Notable SOCCER: Defender Christie Rampone is returning to the U.S. women’s soccer team for the first time since having a baby in September. Rampone was among 20 players picked Monday for the Four Nations tournament in China that starts Jan. 18. She had a baby girl, Rylie, on Sept. 29. BASEBALL: Free agent outfielder Todd Hollandsworth agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.Hollandsworth hit .254 with five homers and 35 RBIs in 107 games last season for the Chicago Cubs. The 32-year-old was traded to Atlanta on Aug. 29 for two minor league pitchers. From wire reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarksonlast_img read more

€135 million to be invested in Donegal under National Broadband Plan

first_imgThe roll-out of high-speed broadband to over 34,000 premises in Donegal has moved one step closer, according to a new report. The Government announced on Wednesday that works to finalise the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is well progressed.The report, which can be viewed here, outlines the high-speed broadband roll-out will cover the remaining one in three premises in the county, including areas such as Kildarragh, Tory Island and Glencar. The new will be welcoming for the many homes and business premises in County Donegal which are adversely affected by lack of broadband and many of which have been lobbying their local representatives for years to get the same services as their counterparts in the capital and major cities around the country.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of the Donegal County Council said: “Donegal County Council welcome the planned delivery of the National Broadband Plan and the associated substantial investment by the government.“We as a Council have worked in partnership with various telecommunication providers and government departments in the delivery of high-speed Broadband to 67% of the homes and premises in the county and this has resulted in significant investment and job creation in Donegal.“We are committed to continuing with this partnership approach to ensure that those living and working outside of the towns and villages already served will also receive high-speed broadband over the coming years, ensuring the opportunities afforded by the digital economy are available to all.” It is understood that Donegal will receive an investment of €135 million to provide fibre broadband to 34,107 homes in the Intervention Area.This is a mapped area of rural Ireland where high-speed broadband is currently not commercially available and it encompasses over half a million premises, including 56,000 farms and 44,000 businesses.Some of the many benefits of high-speed broadband include e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, more remote working and the availability of value bundle phone, TV and internet packages.€135 million to be invested in Donegal under National Broadband Plan was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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


first_imgSTAFF at Pramerica are getting ready for their company’s Global Volunteer Day this Saturday – with more than a dozen events planned to help charities.“After Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, I personally witnessed the transformative power of volunteerism and community service. Immediately following the disaster, our employees around the globe mobilized.” said Prudential (PFI) boss John Strangfeld, the parent company of the Letterkenny organisation.“In Japan, employees showed tremendous courage and compassion. Amidst their own hardships and personal losses, they found ways to check on their clients’ safety and see how they could help. Employees outside of the affected areas of Japan also responded with a generosity of support — seeking opportunities to assist in any way possible. These collaborative efforts embodied the ideals of service, solidarity, and the unifying belief that together we can make the world better.” PFI introduced Global Volunteer Day in October 1995 to celebrate employees’ volunteer activities. That year, more than 5,000 PFI employees and their families and friends worked on 100 volunteer projects in the United States and Japan. Last year, more than 25,000 people participated in 800 Global Volunteer Day projects in the United States, Ireland and eight other countries where PFI has a business presence.“Every year we marvel at the selfless efforts of hundreds of Pramerica employees who are so committed to giving back to the community through volunteer service with community-based organizations,” said Henry McGarvey, managing director of Pramerica Systems Ireland. “Global Volunteer Day is a special opportunity to recognise and honour their commitment to service.”Projects conducted on Global Volunteer Day include beautifying local parks, cleaning up school playgrounds, building homes, preparing food for the needy, caring for animals at a local shelter, holding a car wash for charity, mentoring children and many other activities.This Saturday an estimated 400 Pramerica employees, family members and friends will participate in the following: — A Fun Kids’ Day and beach clean-up to benefit the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lisfannon Beach in Fahan/Buncrana.— A clean-up of the Football Pitch area at Ballyraine Football Club, including painting storage facilities and goal posts and other activities. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Letterkenny— Sorting various items received by De Ja Vu, a subsidiary of St. Vincent De Paul. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny.— Painting at the Rathmullan Day Care Centre. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 20 Carraigh Craobh in Letterkenny.— A tidy-up of the gardens and grounds of Donegal Hospice, Knocknamona. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Letterkenny. — Special Olympics “ROCKS,” a fun day of activities at the Northwest Special Olympics Northwest Special Olympics for athletes and their families. Includes games, karaoke, face painting and art. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., St Conal’s Hall, Town Park, Letterkeny.— Charity walk to raise funds for the Letterkenny Autism Family Support Group. 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ards Forest, Creeslough.— 12K Foyle Tri Bridge Fun Walk/Run to raise money to help Foyle Search & Rescue build an extension to their headquarters. Begins at 11 a.m. at Sainsbury’s Car Park in Derry.— A car wash to help Rashenny National School purchase equipment for a new classroom it is building. 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Rashenny National School, Clonmany. — Helping the Tidy Town Group paint rooms in the Ramelton Town Hall and fences outside the building. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Town Hall, Castle St., Ramelton.In addition, several other volunteers will spend Friday night cooking meals that will be delivered the next day to local residents who ordered boxed lunches to help OXFAM Ireland raise money to ease the East African food crisis.On Sunday, several Pramerica volunteers will take part in a benefit walk for the Irish Seal Sanctuary, a wild life charity dedicated protecting rescued marine wildlife. It will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning at the forest entrance of the sanctuary near the bridge outside Gweedore, to Money Beg along Lough Nacung, and ending at the Dunlewey Centre, Co Donegal.And on the following Saturday, 8 October, volunteers will participate in two additional Global Volunteer projects. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, they will pack bags at New Dunnes Stores in the Forte Shopping Centre in Letterkenny to raise money to help Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton buy technical equipment such as computers, overhead projectors, photocopiers and whiteboards; and at the same time, other volunteers will paint and re-claim an overgrown car park area at Glenmornan Community Center at Glenmornan, Artigarvan, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Artigarvan.Follow the happenings of this year’s event on Twitter by searching for #PruGVD2011.PRAMERICA STAFF GET READY FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAY was last modified: September 29th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:PRAMERICA STAFF GET READY FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAYlast_img read more