30 Dec

Arsenal FC transfer news: Target not for sale, insists PSG chief

first_img Adrien Rabiot 1 Arsenal and Juventus target Adrien Rabiot will not be sold in January, according to Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo.The French midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes next month in a bid to force his way into the national team in time for Euro 2016.Juventus have reportedly held talks with Rabiot’s representatives and were favourites to land the 20-year-old but PSG chief Leonardo insists the youngster is staying put.“He is a young midfielder but he is ready to play”, he told Calcio Mercato.“PSG trust him a lot and I think he’ll remain at the club. PSG are playing lot of competitions and they will definitely need him.“The club is forced to win every year but they also need to think about the future.”last_img read more

27 Dec

SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY U18’S EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER ILLISTRIN

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NEWSRESULTSU18 Youth League Cappry Rovers 4-2 IllistrinU14 East Donegal Schoolboys LeagueFintown Harps 0-6 Cappry RoversCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTO Last weeks lotto numbers were 3, 11, 20, 23. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Enda Hughes, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €1550. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sCappry Rovers 4-2 Illistrin The lads played some lovely flowing football at times and should’ve had more goals really. Well done to the lads, we were due a victory. Goal scores were Stephen Carr (2), Owen Donnellan and Darren Bonner.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sFintown Harps 0-6 Cappry RoversIn a game where the unbeaten Cappry took on the winless Fintown there was never any doubt about who was going to get the upper hand in this match. Goals from Joel Bradley Walsh (2), Kieran Neeson, Conor Doherty, Anthony Gallagher and Kieran Thompson made sure Cappry took the 3 points home. UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGThe Last Man Standing competition is entering the 8th week and all selections are being posted on our Facebook page.We are down to the last 4 participants.Best of luck to all left in the competition.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY U18’S EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER ILLISTRIN was last modified: December 15th, 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:CappryNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

26 Dec

PICTURE SPECIAL: MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS ON CHOPPER EXERCISES

first_imgMORE than 30 Mountain Rescue Responders from Donegal, Sligo/Leitrim and Mayo Teams took part in a Major exercise with a Baldonnel Army AER Corps unit with 10 Staff and 2 Helicopters who flew to Finner Army Camp.Exercises consisted of picking up and dropping off large numbers of Mountain Rescue Responders quickly in daylight and pitch dark conditions using night vision.The exercise is aimed to have the capability to insert MRT Teams quickly onto Mountain terrain to conduct searches day or night for the missing or injured. Said Brian Murray of DMRT: “It was a fantastic exercise for all concerned and was our first night time exercise. It means we will be able to response to emergencies much more quickly in the future.”PICTURE SPECIAL: MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS ON CHOPPER EXERCISES was last modified: February 5th, 2012 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:PICTURE SPECIAL: MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS ON CHOPPER EXERCISESlast_img read more

25 Dec

FALLEN WIND TURBINE TAKEN AWAY AND SCRAPPED

first_imgThe fallen turbine near MaasA wind turbine that came crashing down during heavy winds eight weeks ago has been taken away to be scrapped.Two cranes and several lorries spent two days on the windfarm at Loughderryduff, near Mass, Portnoo, as the 245-ft turbine was broken down before being transported to Derry. A spokesman for the developers, North West Wind Ltd, confirmed that the fallen turbine had been removed to Derry.“The whole site has been cleared. “Workers spent most of Wednesday and Thursday on site cutting the turbine into smaller units,” John Gilllespie said.The turbine, which has a lifespan of around 25 years, fell just four years after being erected in the eight-unit development.An investigation into why the wind turbine fell is still being carried out. Locals say they fear other turbines could fall.FALLEN WIND TURBINE TAKEN AWAY AND SCRAPPED was last modified: May 27th, 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:MaasPortnoowind turbinelast_img read more

21 Dec

Sharks’ defenseman adjusts to smaller role: “It’s definitely tough”

first_imgSAN JOSE — Coach Pete DeBoer talked extensively at the start of the season that some players were going to have to sacrifice some ice time this year simply because the Sharks had more depth throughout their lineup.In that sense, no player has been affected more through the first five-plus weeks of the season than defenseman Joakim Ryan, particularly in recent third periods.Ryan averaged 16:45 of ice time in 62 regular season games in his rookie year in 2017-18, but that’s down to an average …last_img read more

16 Dec

U.S. Green Building Council Names Award Recipients

first_imgOther award winnersOther projects recognized in the 2017 LEED Homes Awards were these:Project of the Year: The House at Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, New York, is a 26-story Passive House apartment building.Outstanding Single-Family Developer: Maracay Homes in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company has built more than 9,000 homes in Phoenix and Tucson.Outstanding Multi-Family Developer: The Hudson Companies Inc., which has completed more than 3,500 housing units in the New York metro area, including The House at Cornell Tech.Outstanding Affordable Project: Crescent Crossings Phase 1, Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a four-part project that is helping to transform a high-crime section of the city.Outstanding Affordable Developer Builder: Native American Connection, Phoenix, Arizona. The project offers high-quality, safe, and affordable apartments to both individuals and families. The U.S. Green Building Council has named a high-performance house in a Decatur, Georgia, historic district as its 2017 Outstanding Single-Family Project.The house will be familiar to Green Building Advisor readers. Carl Seville, who built and owns the 2,646-square-foot, two-story home, is a longtime GBA author who detailed the ups and downs of this home’s construction in a series of posts beginning in 2016.Seville is a principal at SK Collaborative, a consulting company that offers a variety of services revolving around green building. The house was designed by Thomas Bateman Hood Architecture in Carmel, California.Seville, a former remodeler, and his partner Abe Kruger offer consulting services to builders, architects, and remodelers. One service is certifying green buildings under a number of programs, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The Historic Infill Home, as it’s called, is a LEED Platinum home that has won a number of other certifications and awards.“The Historic District Infill Home manages to fit seamlessly into a prestigious existing historic district while meeting the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability through its LEED Platinum certification,” the USGBC announcement said. “The 100 percent electric home employs state-of-the-art concepts in design, construction, and mechanical systems.”As Seville described in a 2016 post, the house came after two earlier attempts at construction on the site fizzled. Seville bought a 750-square-foot cottage on the property in 2005. His first attempts to win local approval for a new house on the property failed. Then, in 2013, after failing to get a mortgage from a local bank for a new house, Seville decided to remodel the 1925 cottage. The renovated cottage, protected by historic preservation rules, eventually became an accessory building on the lot when the new house was constructed. Work on the new house started in 2016.Seville started writing his blog series for GBA, the “Green Building Curmudgeon,” in 2008.“I’ve come to think of this project as a ‘stealth’ green home,” Seville wrote a year after moving in, “primarily because it doesn’t have the touchstone ‘green’ features people think about: solar panels, ground-source heat pumps, a heat-pump water heater or tankless water heaters, and maybe that key one, spray foam insulation.“It’s also a very traditional design which doesn’t seem to get as much attention as contemporary architecture these days,” he continued. “But I don’t care what people think about it. We are enjoying the house, the porch, and even the carport and driveway which, it ends up, is an awesome party space.”last_img read more

3 Dec

Ringing in change, government style

first_imgAll government employees in Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir have been directed to download the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” ringtone on their Jio mobile numbers. The order came from the office of Deputy Commissioner Sheetal Nanda on February 23, who demanded that a compliance report be filed within 24 hours.The government is in talks with Airtel and Vodafone for similar ringtones but the memo mentions only one service provider. According to Ms. Nanda, the decision was taken make sure the campaign message is widespread, and to “put a thrust on having a girl child. In local language“A ringtone was prepared when the campaign was launched. We made a folk singer to sing it in Dogri, a local language. The ringtone was already available on the BSNL members. We got in touch with the Jio company too for the ringtone, which they agreed to,” Ms. Nanda told The Hindu. She had issued fresh directions to all the departments, including school staff, using the Jio numbers to download the ringtone, also used by the Deputy Commissioner herself. “I will ensure 100% compliance,” she said.Responding to the directive, Srinagar-based gynecologist and women rights activist Samina Maqbool said, “Making ringtones mandatory have hardly resulted in change of mindset when it comes to gender justice.”Addressing root causes“The male-female ratio is alarming but at the same time it points at two areas where the government’s intervention is required now. One, high mortality rate among women in Jammu and Kashmir due to poor access to the healthcare and healthy food intake. Two, growing incidences of female foeticide and poor mechanism to stop sex determination in advance,” Dr Maqbool said.While downloading ringtones may help in sensitisation to some extent, “The real solution lies by working on the causes leading to the skewed male-female ratio,” Dr Maqbool said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” (Save girl child-Educate girl child) campaign in January 2015 to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in India. As per the 2011 census, the adult sex ratio in India is 940 females for every 1000 males. The child sex ratio (of children between the ages 0 and 6 years) is far worse at 914 females for every 1000 males. Figures for Jammu and Kashmir are well below the national average with only 883 females for every 1000 males.last_img read more

3 Dec

180 relief camps in flood-hit Tripura

first_imgTripura government has set up 180 relief camps to accommodate thousands of flood-affected people in the state. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday made an aerial survey in north Tripura to take stock of the situation.Mr. Deb also visited Kailashahar in Unakoti district, the worst hit in the current floods. Numerous areas in Khowai, Dhalai and South Tripura districts were also submerged, rendering people homeless.Three people died and several injured over the past two days owing to incessant rains and landslides. The Chief Minister announced ex-gratia payment for the kin of the deceased.Officials said 6,054 families from submerged areas of the state were housed in the camps. “The state government has opened 180 relief camps in seven districts of Unakoti, North Tripura, Dhalai, Khowai, West Tripura, Gomati and South Tripura,” Sanjay Kumar Mishra, Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister, told The Hindu.last_img read more

3 Dec

Akbar calls #MeToo allegations false, scurrilous

first_imgFormer Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Wednesday recorded his statement before a court here in support of his allegations levelled in a criminal defamation complaint against senior journalist Priya Ramani.Recording his statement before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, Mr. Akbar said that he had suffered “damage due to the scurrilous and false charges levelled by Ms. Ramani”.“Indeed there was an immediate damage because of the scurrilous nature of these concocted and false allegations. I was attacked in my personal capacity about alleged and fabricated non-events allegedly done two decades ago,” he said in his statement.“I chose in that environment to seek justice in my personal capacity without the appurtenance of office. This is why I offered my resignation as Minister of State, Government of India. My reputation has been tarnished in the eyes of general public and those who are near and dear and known to me,” he said. Mr. Akbar had resigned from the Union Council of Ministers on October 17.Later, on conclusion of Mr. Akbar’s statement, the court posted the matter on November 12 for recording statements of other witnesses cited by him in his complaint.Taking cognisance of the complaint on October 18, the Additional CMM had summoned Mr. Akbar for recording his statement.The former editor had sought Ms. Ramani’s prosecution for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct with journalists who worked with him in different media houses over the years. Mr. Akbar in his complaint cited an open letter by Ms. Ramani published in Vogue magazine last October and her tweets as defamatory.The complaint stated that “the accused herself, while putting forward defamatory statements relating to incidents which allegedly occurred 20 years ago, simultaneously admits that the complainant has not done anything to her”.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

2 Dec

New US Green Card Rule May Reduce Waiting Time For Indian Techies: Report

first_imgEliminating the country quota from the most sought-after Green Cards will end the current discrimination in the US labour market, but would allow countries like India and China to dominate the path to American citizenship, according to the latest Congressional report. Having a Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the United States.Read it at Live Mint Related Itemslast_img