Month: December 2019

Colin Murray and Friends – Friday, September 25

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Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Thursday, November 5

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits he didn’t expect a defeat to Leicester City

first_img1 Manchester City boss Manuel Pellergrini Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he didn’t think his side would lose to Leicester City.The Foxes have been the surprise package all year in the Premier League title race and beat their rivals for the trophy 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.Pellegrini, though, revealed he thought he men would avoid becoming another victim of Leicester’s success and added he now felt Claudio Ranieri’s men have the best chance of topping the table come the end of the campaign.He said: “If they continue the way they are playing they are favourites. They are doing well and have an advantage in points. We played against a very good team and it is fair to give them merit.“But it just depends on what they can do from now until the end of the season. Having to play 13 games more is very difficult to predict.“It was our chance at home to recover the lead in the table. We couldn’t do it and now we are six points behind Leicester, but we have another 39 points to play for so it is important to be focused game by game and try to beat Tottenham here, as they are another team fighting for the title.“We’ll see what happens between Arsenal and Leicester. There are too many things that can happen with 39 points more to play for – but this was a defeat we didn’t expect.”last_img read more

Corsets tied to costume caper

first_imgORANGE – Thieves have twice raided an Orange County store that specializes in corsets and other costumes, making off with an estimated $44,000 in exotic outfits. Jeanette Zinkan, a 69-year-old great grandmother who goes by the name “Miss Antoinette,” owns Versatile Fashions, which does most of its business online. Zinkan designs most of the store’s merchandise herself, and wears much of it too. In June, police say thieves used a master key to get into the business next to Zinkan’s then sawed through the wall and took what she estimated as $15,000 worth of merchandise. Then last month, the business’s back door was pried open, and this time $29,000 in corsets and costumes were snatched. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“They took the guts out of me when they took my entire showcase. That’s more than 30 years of work,” said Zinkan, who opened the store in 1976. The thieves took a pair of gowns Zinkan wore to the Sex Maniacs Ball, an erotic awards show in London, where Zinkan played a queen to Hugh Hefner’s king. “When I saw my gowns taken, my eyes bulged out,” Zinkan said. Zinkan’s corsets have been worn by Madonna and model and burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, and appeared in the movie “Moulin Rouge.” Police hoped the unusual nature of the booty would help them locate the culprits. “This kind of product is not something that you’re going to see every day, especially in this quantity” police Sgt. David Hill told KNBC-TV. “So if somebody were to see someone trying to sell these items out of the back of the car or at a flea market, we need to hear about it.” Zinkan, who lives in Huntington Beach Harbour, said she plans to move the business because of the burglaries. 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_imgUP to 30 jobs have been saved after two pubs which were in administration were sold.The Brewery and The Central on Letterkenny’s Main Street were being run by specialist accountants since being taken over from members of the Blaney family ten weeks ago.Sean Carr, from insolvency experts Vision Accountancy, told the Tir Choniall Tribune today that members of the Blaney family would continue to run the pubs but refused to say who the new owners are. “It (the sale) comes as a massive relief for the staff and their families and is also important for the social and economic fabric of Letterkenny’s Upper Main Street which was decimated over the last number of years.“Thirty people are still in jobs rather than joining the dole queues or emigrating.”Other businesses which also went bust are also being sold in the next few days, he said.This included the Lagg Service Station in Milford and a shop in Kerrykeel. The group of businesses went bust owing millions of euro to the banks.It’s not clear what return there will be in the new arrangements for creditors. 30 JOBS SAVED AS BANKRUPT BARS SOLD was last modified: June 12th, 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:administrationBlaneysjobsletterkennyThe BreweryThe Central Barlast_img read more


first_imgGerard Lynch presents information on the Driving and Transport Management Courses.Michelle Doherty explains the Surf Instructor and Lifeguarding Course.OVER THREE HUNDRED people showed up at the Swilly Group building today to learn about the range of FREE Momentum Training and Job activation programmes starting in November.In an extremely well organised event, a series of presentations were made by Swilly Group staff to hundreds of Long Term Unemployed who were invited to the event by the Department of Social Protection.The presentations provided information on the content and support available on the different programmes and how interested parties can register for participation. The Swilly Group will provide a range of programmes in areas such as Bus and Truck Driving, Warehousing and Transport Management, Childcare, Hospitality and Surf Instruction and Lifeguarding.The courses are FREE to persons who have been on Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and actively seeking work for 12 months or more.They are funded by the Government under Momentum and involve job seeking support, certified vocational training and a period of work placement providing an excellent opportunity for persons to secure employment.Karl Sweeney, Director of Training at the Swilly Group told Donegal Daily, “At the start of 2014, we visited and talked to a lot of employers, and their representative groups across a range of industry sectors. “We discussed their future employment needs and the skills they wanted in new employees.“We designed our momentum programmes to meet the needs of these employers.“This inclusive approach will increase the chances of securing work placement and full time employment for graduates from our different programmes.“A key aspect of Momentum is we create that all important link between the participant and the employer and support the participants make a smooth transition into employment.A second information day will take place at the Swilly Group Building today with presentations taking place at 10am and 2pm. Anyone interested in attending is invited to show up at the Swilly Group building at either of these times.A number of staff will be on hand to answer all questions and queries.Alternatively, to find out more about any of the Swilly Group Momentum programmes, visit the website at or contact our office at (074) 91 51212.SWILLY DRIVE GATHERING ‘MOMENTUM’ BY OFFERING LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED FREE TRAINING was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessfreeLong-term unemployedMomentumnewsProgrammesSwilly Drivetraininglast_img read more

PL 2016/17: The best bargain signings so far… including Man Utd and Liverpool

first_img Steve Mandanda – Marseille to Crystal Palace (£1.5m) – The Daily Mail report Mandanda cost Crystal Palace just £1.5 million, which is an excellent deal for a goalkeeper regarded as one of the best in Europe. The position has been the weakest in the Palace squad for a while now, and the Frenchman will provide a solid base for the Eagles to seriously challenge for European football this season. Oleksandr Zinchenko – UFA to Manchester City (£1.7m) – The Manchester Evening News claim Zinchenko arrived at the Etihad for just £1.7 million, with Pep Guardiola forcing through the move. He clearly believes the midfielder is already good enough for his team, and at just 19, the Ukrainian can be a key player for City for the next decade. Viktor Fischer – Ajax to Middlesbrough (£3.8m) – A former prodigy who has so far failed to reach his potential, Fischer is still just 22 and the Guardian claim he moved to Boro for £3.8 million. The change of scenery could be perfect for the playmaker, and if he can finally overcome his injury hell, Aitor Karanka will have a truly top class talent at his disposal. 15 15 Victor Wanyama – Southampton to Tottenham (£11m) – Wanyama arrives at Spurs as the archetypal Mauricio Pochettino player, for a fee of £11m – as per the Guardian – far below his true worth. He is an energetic ball winner to fit seamlessly into Tottenham’s midfield, and provides the much needed depth which cost the North London side the Premier League title last season. Havard Nordtveit – Borussia Monchengladbach to West Ham (Free) – The former Arsenal prospect has consistently impressed in the Bundesliga, and provides depth in both defence and midfielder for Slaven Bilic, who rued the number of injuries his squad suffered last year on the hunt for Champions League football. 15 Ron-Robert Zieler – Hannover to Leicester (£2.6m) – Consistently one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga, the Foxes signed Zieler for just £2.6 million – as per the Guardian. Will provide real competition to Kasper Schmeichel, either forcing the Dane to become even better, or claiming the starting role as his own. Granit Xhaka – Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal (£30m) – Whilst the Mirror reported fee of £30 million is expensive in relation to many bargains, Xhaka arrives at Arsenal as a top quality midfielder, who will provide physicality and defensive talent to a team sorely lacking in those qualities. Could be the signing which finally secures the Premier League title for the Gunners. 15 15 15 Premier League clubs have already spent over £300 million in the transfer window this summer, showing the financial strength in the division.However, money doesn’t always guarantee success, and sometimes the best transfers are signed for small fees – or even on a free.With all the money spent on players, sometimes the lesser deals go under the radar, and we take a look at the the 15 best bargain deals completed so far.Click the right arrow, above, to see the 15 best bargain deals… 15 Jerome Sinclair – Liverpool to Watford (£4m) – As per the Liverpool Echo, a £4m compensation fee was agreed between the Reds and Watford for the transfer of Sinclair, who arrives at Vicarage Road as a talented striker who is both young and English. Failed to reach his potential with the Reds, but the transfer could work wonders for him. Click the right arrow, above, to see the best bargain signings 15 15 Victor Valdes – Manchester United to Middlesbrough (Free) – Valdes has not enjoyed the greatest time since leaving Barcelona, playing just one league game for Manchester United, but he could prove to be an inspired signing for Boro. Low risk on a free transfer, on his day he can be an exceptional keeper, and provides Aitor Karanka with a more experienced option than Dimi Konstantopoulos. 15 15 15 15 Nampalys Mendy – Nice to Leicester (£10m) – Leicester continue to fear losing N’Golo Kante to a number of giant European clubs, but in Mendy, Claudio Ranieri has signed a mix between the French midfielder and teammate Danny Drinkwater, both of whom led the Foxes to the Premier League title, for a fee the Guardian claim to be just £10m. Lewis Cook – Leeds to Bournemouth (£6m) – Considered one of the brightest talents in English football, Bournemouth agreed just a £6 million fee for Cook according to the Daily Mail. An energetic midfielder with an eye for goal, he is almost guaranteed to be a Three Lions international in the future, and is already good enough to be a starter for the Cherries. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – PSG to Manchester United (Free) – A free transfer, but one which is costing the Red Devils a load in wages, Ibrahimovic brings leadership, a winning mentality and an excellent goal record to Old Trafford. However, he could flop, having spent the past few seasons playing in the French Ligue 1, a division far from the quality of the Premier League. 15 Joel Matip – Schalke to Liverpool (Free) – Considering the defensive issues which have plagued Liverpool for the last few years, signing Matip on a free was excellent business. Able to play in both defence and midfield, he will provide solidity to a team always lacking in their composure at the back. 15 Loris Karius – Mainz to Liverpool (£4.7m) – Also one of the best Bundesliga goalkeepers, 23-year-old Karius should finally fix the ongoing keeper problem at Anfield – all for a fee of £4.7 million as reported by Sky. He is a solid shot stopper, but what really sets him apart from Simon Mignolet is his commanding presence in the penalty area. Sofiane Feghouli – Valencia to West Ham (Free) – West Ham have completed one of the signings of the season in bringing in Feghouli, and it is only better seeing as he was a free transfer. A player who has often been linked to much bigger clubs than the Hammers, he can be the man who pushes Slaven Bilic’s men into real top-four contenders.last_img read more

Diving into a Land Rover adventure

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“You’ve got to be kidding me,” I reply, staring straight down the slope and looking for an escape route because bailing out the driver’s door isn’t an option now. It’s blocked by a tree trunk. But he’s the teacher, and we’re his students. Off come the brakes. And the Rover creeps down the severe slope, rocking from side to side as I steer through some muddy ruts. It’s possible because a technology called Hill Descent Control tames the Rover’s 300hp Jaguar engine. It automatically restricts downhill speed using the antilock brakes and keeps the vehicle from careening out of control. “That was so cool,” the wife exclaims, her eyes and smile both wide. Then she navigates the slope. And picks a better line than I did. And we do the same sort of thing over and over all day on the 100 acres that make up the West Coast location for the Land Rover Experience Driving School. Of course, there is preparation, which takes place in the morning on a relatively flat section not far from the lodge’s golf course, which is not visible because the trees are so dense. Demayo goes over approach angles – the line from where the tire meets the ground to the lowest point of the vehicle, usually the front and rear bumpers. The rear line is longer. These angles are important because they help the off-road driver avoid undercarriage damage. The longer rear angle means we can’t necessarily exit a trail depression the same way we entered it – to avoid damaging the back of the vehicle. “We don’t want to have to walk out of here, we want to drive out of here,” Demayo says. He also notes that we need to be aware of where the bottom of the Rover is at all times in relation to the ground under it. And while on a paved surface we can usually get away with driving just the front of the vehicle, off-road we need to drive both the front and the rear. That means pointing the side mirrors down to get the best possible view of the rear wheels. “You have to be more aware of the rear end of the vehicle than the front end,” Demayo said. We also get a primer on the array of controls located just behind the shifter. The brain of the Rover The vehicle’s brain is the Terrain Response system, which controls a wide range of functions and driving modes – general; slippery conditions such as grass, gravel and snow; either on-road or off-; mud and ruts; and sand. Switching between the modes also affects throttle response. The Dynamic Stability Control feature manages wheel torque in a variety of situations. Electronic Traction Control and the antilock brakes make sure the Rover’s footing remains as firm as possible. And the descent control works in reverse, too, because some slopes are just too steep to climb, though we won’t find one this day. Demayo also explains the high-range and low-range options, which generally handle on-road and off-road conditions, respectively, and the strange sounds the Rover will sometimes make is this technology at work. After a familiarization spin, he says he’s done driving for the day, turns the vehicle over to us and settles into the passenger seat to guide us about the course. This terrain is ideally suited for this kind of driving. W. Lawson Little, Quail’s president, said the area was once part of Rancho San Carlos, and the trails are 40 to 50 years old. After the company bought the land, it made the trails passable again. “Land Rover was looking for a West Coast site and came to Quail and just fell in love with it,” he said of what would become the off-road school’s classroom. The fact that the lodge is on the same property as the course (the entrance is opposite the golf course’s clubhouse) was also a good selling point, Lawson said. Isabelle Defourny, location manager for the school, said it might take six hours to drive all the trails available to the instructors. They focus on expedition driving. “You are driving off-road to reach a destination. You want to reach your destination … with a vehicle, be prepared to do the right thing off-road and then return safely,” she said. Back to basics While the Land Rover gives the driver a lot of technical assistance off-road, some basic skills need to be developed. I’ve driven on a racetrack and through slalom courses where things basically come at you very fast from one direction. On the school’s course, things usually come very slow, but from all different directions. A driver has to be aware of sharp rocks that can cut a tire, and of things to the side and above the car that can cause damage, such as tree trunks and branches. For example, a right or left turn, simple maneuvers on-road, take time to learn off-road. In most cases, Demayo would have us pull up to a point where we would initiate the turn and then stop. Then we would check the rear clearance, turn the wheel as far as possible, and slowly pull away. After lunch, we head into the heart of the course, and Demayo prompts us to take even more aggressive angles as we become more comfortable with the Rover and its capability. At one point, when the vehicle is leaning sharply to the right, he has me stop to discuss the next maneuver. I’m more worried about falling on top of him or the Rover rolling over. I’ve got a strong urge for forward motion, not chitchat. Later, on a section called the Roller Coaster, Demayo has to get out of the Rover and jam some rocks under the right rear wheel so we can continue on our way. Eventually, after zigzagging over rocks, we make our way to the Quarry, the highest point on the course, and pause briefly in front of what looks to be an impossibly steep slope so we can plot the best route up. The Rover handles it with ease. On the climb back up, the instructor has me pause the vehicle on several instances with either a front or rear wheel well off the ground. By now, I’m rather worn out from hours of total concentration. And my wife states what I’ve sensed since that first plunge downhill. “I want one of these.” [email protected] 818-713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARMEL The woods on the hillside above Quail Lodge are dark, deep, narrow and steep. And Justin Demayo wants me to take a leap of faith. It’s a strange request, too, because the nose of the new silver Land Rover LR3 HSE is pointing downhill at such a jet-fighter attack angle that we strain against our seat belts. The route down is rutted and tree-lined, sort of a mogul run for four-wheel-drive fanatics. Palms sweat as I realize that my wife, Chris, and I are totally out of our element (off a road instead of on one). Especially when Demayo says, “OK, release the parking brake and take your foot off the brake pedal.” last_img read more

Santa delivers for letter-writers

first_imgWHITTIER – Santa came to town a little early for more than 400 children, and he was bearing gifts they had requested in letters written to the jolly old elf.The “Letters to Santa” program both promotes literacy and letter-writing skills and gives gifts to kids on Christmas.“What’s really sad is they are asking for blankets, food and sometimes they don’t even ask for toys,” said Martha Carreon, program coordinator and a 20-year veteran volunteer with the nonprofit Eastern Group Foundation, a Los Angeles-based group which grants yuletide wishes.This year one child made a difficult request. He wanted “to keep his family together.” Carreon didn’t know of any store that sold that type of present, but she did what she could to make sure the child at least got a gift from Santa.The group is helped significantly by Rio Hondo College students, who pore over the letters to St. Nick, catalog requests and make a list – before checking it twice.Then they start shopping based on the children’s requests.At the giveaway event Saturday, Santa gave each child who wrote a letter the gift they requested – or at least as close as possible.As in many years past, Santa was played by Perry Sites, professor of theater arts at Rio Hondo. “He really does look and sound just like Santa. The kids love him,” Carreon said.This year’s event was at Preferred Plush, another long-term donor, and co-sponsored by W Radio 690.“It’s not only the toys, it’s the attention the children and families enjoy too,” said Jonathan Sanchez, president of the Eastern Group [email protected](562) 698-0955, Ext. 3015160Want 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

Loganair announces details of its new Donegal to Glasgow service

first_imgLoganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced it is to re-introduce services between Donegal and Glasgow, stepping in to secure the future of the route following the current operator’s decision to withdraw services.The new flights will take off on Sunday March 25, with three return flights per week all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Additional summer flights will operate on Wednesdays between June 27 and September 19 and Saturdays from 26 May to 3 November plus a Saturday service at Easter from March 31 until April 14. Loganair has a long history on this route, having flown between Donegal and Glasgow as far back as the early 1990s.Current operator Stobart Air, which flies as Aer Lingus Regional, ceases its services on March 23.Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Commercial Director, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Donegal – a region where the airline has a history of service stretching across 30 years.”“We’re also pleased to able to reassure the local community that there will be complete continuity when the current route provider ceases in March – without any break in service.” “This is an extremely important link which will help families stay connected, travel between the two destinations on holiday or act as a convenient transport option for football fans heading to Glasgow.”“It should also be huge boost for the area’s tourism industries and we’re looking forward to building this traffic in partnership with Donegal Airport in the months to come.”Lead-in prices will start at just £54.99 including a free 20kg checked baggage allowance for every customer – distinctly affordable for customers travelling on holiday, business, or visiting relatives.Anne Bonner, Donegal Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that Loganair are taking over the operation of the Donegal-Glasgow route, following the current carrier’s decision to cease the service from the end of the winter schedule.”“The Glasgow service is a key part of Donegal airport’s business and the route has been strongly supported over the years, in fact it has become a life-line for many of the Donegal diaspora in Glasgow and other Scottish regions.” “We in Donegal Airport will be working closely with the Tourism and Business Development Agencies to grow the traffic further and are looking forward to working with the Loganair team to deliver this important service into the future.”Local T.D. and Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher, who has a long association with Donegal Airport, has welcomed the confirmation by Loganair that they are to provide a service between Donegal and Glasgow commencing on March 25.He said: “Loganair has in the past provided an excellent service on the Donegal/ Dublin and Donegal/Glasgow Routes.”“The Glasgow Donegal connection is essential for Donegal due to Tourism and Intra family connections with Scotland. We have seen strong steady performance over the years on the Glasgow/Donegal service and I am confident that this can only improve.” “Today’s announcement by Loganair is welcome news not just for the Airport but all of Donegal and I wish Loganair every success.”The new route will also provide onward connections at Glasgow to points within Loganair’s extensive route network in the Highlands and Islands including Stornoway, Islay, Campbeltown, Tiree and Benbecula. This will enable customers to make a single booking from any of these airports to Donegal – saving money and adding convenience to travel arrangements.About LoganairLoganair, Scotland’s Airline, serves 28 destinations in the UK together with international services to Dublin and Bergen. The airline operates over 1,000 flights every week with a fleet of 30 aircraft ranging eight to 50 passenger seats. It carries around 800,000 passengers every year on its scheduled service network, which provides lifeline services within the Highlands and Islands and beyond..Loganair is a codeshare partner of British Airways and bmi Regional. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airline Investments Ltd, a UK company which also owns sister airline bmi Regional, operating a fleet of 20 Embraer Regional Jets on routes in the UK and Europe.Loganair employs 680 staff, the vast majority of whom live and work in Scotland. Its only operating base outside Scotland is at Norwich, where two aircraft and 30 staff are stationed.Founded in 1962, Loganair operated under a franchise agreement with British Airways between 1994 and 2008 and then with Flybe from 2008 to 2017. From 1 September 2017, Loganair began operating under its own brand name once again, introducing a new reservations system and website and a new distinctly Scottish identity with tartan tails on its aircraft, new uniforms for its aircrew and ground staffThe new schedule from Sunday March 25th , with three return flights per week all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Additional summer flights will operate on Wednesdays between June 27 and September 19 and Saturdays from 26 May to 3 November plus a Saturday service at Easter from March 31 until April 14.Fares start at €55.00 one – wayUnder 12s get 33% offFree 20kg bag – (unlimited pieces up to 20kg)Golf clubs can be used for 20kg bag allowanceTea/coffee + biscuit on boardLoganair announces details of its new Donegal to Glasgow service was last modified: March 6th, 2018 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:donegalFlightsGlasgowLoganairlast_img read more