Insider Trading: Welbeck set for Man United exit, plus Balotelli to Liverpool latest

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Our man in the know reveals that Louis van Gaal has told Danny Welbeck he is free to leave Manchester United before the transfer window shuts, with the revelation coming as a surprise to the England forward after believing his future was safe at the club.Meanwhile, Houghton shares the latest on Mario Balotelli’s impending move to Liverpool, saying that while the Italian won’t be signed in time to face former side Manchester City on Monday, he expects the striker to be named a Liverpool player over the weekend.There is also the latest news on Tottenham’s move for Sevilla star Federico Fazio plus the continued confusion of Angel di Maria’s future at Real Madrid.Latest transfer news and rumours on Insider: Liverpool plan second striker swoop and Madrid star to reject Man United moveRodgers insists new signings won’t threaten “fantastic environment” at LiverpoolExclusive: Federico Fazio ‘practically a Tottenham player’Balotelli deal ‘too good for Liverpool to turn down’, claims CampbellTottenham and Chelsea’s £20m transfer target – goals guaranteed?Arsenal transfer boost: Blanc admits PSG starlet could leaveSwansea face fresh competition in fight for FrenchmanEx-Manchester United midfielder set to snub Premier League duoReal Madrid plot shock loan move for Man United defenderWest Ham target set for Swansea switchWest Ham and Sunderland target keen on moveNapoli to land West Ham targetlast_img read more

Ex-UEFA chief Platini slams VAR as ‘load of crap’

first_img0Shares0000Michel Platini was once considered a future FIFA president but fell from grace © AFP/File / SEBASTIAN DERUNGSROME, Italy, Nov 18 – Former UEFA president Michel Platini has slammed the use of VAR technology, the introduction of which he has always opposed, as a total nightmare, in an interview on Italian television.“It would take half an hour to explain why it doesn’t solve problems,” the former France international told the “Che tempo che fa” late-night talk show on Rai on Sunday. “It shifts them. I’m against VAR. I think it’s a load of crap and unfortunately we will not go back.”The 64-year-old has always been against the use of VAR which he refused to consider after he became UEFA chief in 2007.European football’s governing body has now also introduced the use of the video replay technology in this year’s Champions League.Meanwhile, the former Juventus star believes he could still play a role in football after his four-year suspension from the sport ended in October.“At 64, I have the opportunity for one last adventure, but I have no room for error and I have to think about it,” he said.A triple Ballon d’Or winner, Platini had been expected to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 but fell spectacularly from grace a few months earlier.The former France captain was suspended by world football’s governing body in 2015 over a controversial payment of two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) that he received from Blatter.Platini has always insisted he did nothing wrong.“At FIFA, they did not want me as president,” he continued.“I wanted to defend football and I was the only footballer who could become FIFA president.”Platini added that he no longer had any contact with either Blatter or current FIFA president Gianni Infantino.0Shares0000(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Forget Ings! Liverpool still NEED a top class striker, claims former Red

first_img1 Liverpool’s Anfield Danny Murphy insists Liverpool still need a top class striker for next season – despite Danny Ings’ arrival at Anfield.The 22-year-old will join the Reds when his contract at Burnley expires at the end of June.Divock Origi will also arrive at the Merseysiders this summer, following his season-long loan deal at former club Lille, but Daniel Sturridge is still struggling to shake off persistent injury problems and will be out of first-team action until at least September.And former Liverpool midfielder Murphy claims the club must dip back into the transfer market.“Danny Ings is talented and he can score goals,” he told talkSPORT. “It’s tough to judge him on this season because he’s been playing for Burnley. He’s a talent, but he is unproven at the top level.“He’s a great prospect and he’s English, so that’s good news for Liverpool. At this stage though, to get back into the top four, do they need a proven out and out striker? A bigger, more established, name? Or are they going to rely on Daniel Sturridge being fit? Because I’m not sure they can.”last_img read more

Walcott must be ‘more hungry’ to win back Arsenal and England spots – Graham

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager George Graham has told Theo Walcott he must be ‘more hungry’ for first-team action at Arsenal to have any chance to making England’s Euro 2016 squad.The Gunners flyer was left out of the starting XI for both of the Three Lions’ recent friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.He was left on the bench during the 3-2 win in Berlin, while he only played around 30 minutes against Holland at Wembley as a second-half replacement for Daniel Sturridge.Dietmar Hamann: There is a good chance Theo Walcott will not go to the EurosWalcott has fallen down the packing order at his club too, with persistent niggles and inconsistent form seeing Joel Campbell and Alex Iwobi both preferred ahead of him in recent games, while Danny Welbeck’s strong return has reduced his chances of being picked in his preferred position up front.And when asked about the winger’s form this season, former Gunners boss Graham told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Theo? I think he has got to take a look at his career and say to himself, ‘why am I not first choice every week for Arsenal?’“Never mind England! I think there are a few players who have got to be more hungry and say, ‘I want to be a regular every week for Arsenal’.“Then, and only then, can they start talking about England.”last_img read more


first_imgDYS Award Winners from Malin Head Youth ClubYoung people, parents and youth club leaders gathered in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny for the recent annual celebration evening hosted by Donegal Youth Service. The event coincided with the Social Inclusion Week hosted by Donegal County Council, an opportunity to highlight the diversity of work which takes place within Donegal Youth Service projects and youth clubs throughout the county.Mayor of Donegal County Council, Councillor Ian Mc Garvey was the special guest on the evening and gave an opening address which commended the young people on their work, reflecting upon the importance of participation and volunteerism within communities, urging the young people of Donegal to become “the designers of their future”. The first award presented on the evening was the Youth Initiative Award, an award which recognises the projects developed by young people within Donegal Youth Service. The nominees in this category included Donegal Youth Council for their Music For Life event, Club Oige Chriost Ri for their Community Event, with Letterkenny YIC Youth Media Group picking up the award for their mental fitness photography and media campaign.DYS Volunteer of the Year Nominee Alison Bell pictured with Doneyloop Youth ClubDonegal Youth Service has over 600 volunteers currently working with youth clubs and other DYS projects There were seven nominees for the youth club volunteer of the year award who were nominated by fellow volunteers, youth club committees and young people involved in the service. The nominees were: Declan Dorrian – Fanad Youth Club, Michael McLaughlin – Club Oige Criost Ri, Seamus Bradley – Planet Youth, Jim Ball – Malin Head Youth Club, Dermott O’Donnell – Cockhill Youth Club, Alison Bell – Doneyloop Youth Club and Mary Gallagher of Malin Head Youth Club, with Mary Gallagher named as a worthy winner. Mary has been an extremely dedicated volunteer with Malin Head Youth Club and was nominated by youth club members at the All Ireland Youth Sport Competition in Wexford in June 2013.The Youth Project Volunteer of the Year is a new award which has been introduced this year. The title of winner was awarded to Niall Mc Donagh, volunteer with the LOFT Letterkenny, himself a past participant of the project. Lorraine Thompson, Regional Director of Donegal Youth Service congratulated Niall his fellow nominees; Michael Brady, Daybreak, Richard McGuigan, Daybreak, Marie Rochford, LOFT.The Young Person of the Year Award is presented annually to recognise the young people who triumphed over adversity, dedicated themselves to participation, social enterprise, volunteering and altruism. The nominees for 2013 were Nora Doherty – Donegal Youth Council, Shannon Duncan – Daybreak, Eve Murtagh – LOFT & Yard, Brogan Walsh – Cockhill Youth Club, Sinead McFadden – Chriost Ri, Matthew Dougan – Youth Information Centre and Amy Lafferty – Doneyloop Youth Club. Given the high calibre of nominations, three winners were announced; Nora Doherty, Brogan Walsh and Matthew Dougan. DYS Runner up Youth Club of the Year Club Oige Chriost RiThis year, Donegal Youth Service initiated a Special Recognition Award reserved for those who go above and beyond the call of duty for the organisation. The inaugural recipients of this award are Ana and Sara, the two volunteer’s currently taking part in the European Volunteer Service programme. This is the sixth year that DYS has been involved in accepting and supporting volunteers from across Europe under this programme. Since their arrival, Ana and Sara have brought a dynamic energy to their placement. Their expertise in multimedia and design has strengthened the DYS brand and been put to great use in the development of media based projects within the organisation. They frequently go above and beyond the call of duty and all at DYS will be sad to see their placement come to an end shortly.The Board of Directors of DYS gave a token of appreciation was represented to the young people who represented their club and Donegal Youth Service at the Youth Work Ireland All-Ireland finals in Youth Games and Youth Factor in Limerick. Donegal was well represented at the finals with An Croi YC, Castlefinn YC, Club Oige Criost Ri, Fanad YC, Malin Head YC and Milford YC all making the journey to represent their county.Following this year’s Youth Sport and Youth Factor National Finals, Youth Work Ireland decided to award the “Fair Play” award to the club who demonstrated sportsmanship and positive attitudes to all things youth work during the All Ireland Games and Youth Factor. This award is presented to just one club nationally and Donegal Youth Service were delighted to be in a position to present the prize to Malin Head Youth Club for their commitment to showing support for their fellow Donegal Youth Clubs at the All Ireland event in June.DYS Young People of the Year AwardThe final presentation of the evening was the DYS Youth Club of the Year award. This award is presented to the club which participates in the most DYS activities, events and training. Runners up for 2012/13 year were Club Oige Criost Ri with joint winners Planet Youth and Malin Head Youth Club.The presentations were followed by performances by the Nameless from An Croi Youth Club followed by a group of drummers from Castlefinn Youth Club. Both groups represented their clubs and Donegal at the All-Ireland Youth Factor Competition where Castlefinn were winners in their category and overall winners of the Youth Factor Award. The night concluded with a global cabaret performance by the World Voices Group. This group of young people aged 12 to 21 have come together through Donegal Youth Service and reflect the multi-cultural make-up of contemporary Donegal. Its twenty members come from all parts of the globe including Ireland, Nigeria, Poland, Ghana, Brazil, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In recent months, the group have been taking part in the Regional Culture Centre’s on-going Songfest initiative, a Peace III funded project exploring traditional song in Ireland and the United Kingdom combined with the song traditions of the main new immigrant communities in Donegal, hailing from Europe, Africa and South America. The World Voices Group’s presentation mixed traditional Irish singing, spoken word in Arabic and English, Azonto Dancing, African Drumming, vocal ensembles, rap and closed the evening to rapturous applause following their performance of ‘Waving Flags’. In closing the evening, the Chairperson of Donegal Youth Service, Tracey Peoples, commended the work of all the young people involved in the evening. She noted that despite difficult times for the county, there is great vibrancy and dedication among the young people and volunteers and commented that “this is why we do this work”.DYS Special Recognition Award WinnerDYS Youth Club of the Year Winners Planet YouthDONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE – A REAL CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION! was last modified: November 12th, 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:Donegal Youth Servicelast_img read more


first_imgDRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESDrumkeen Community ChildcareWe will be holding our annual Cake Sale & Coffee morning in the service on Sunday 17th May from 11.30am to 1pm. Lovely homemade goodies on the day. Everyone welcome.  Community 6th Annual Car WashWe will have our 6th annual community car wash on Sun 31st May from 10am-2pm. The 5 previous years have been a fantastic success with almost €4,000 raised in total for various local charities and community projects. As in previous years we give the community the chance to decide where the proceeds should go, so if your organisation or group would like to benefit from the car wash, please contact any committee member or phone/text Aidan on 086 4083625 or Harry on 087 7741054 or email: with your suggestion.  Community Group Clean-UpThe local Community Group would like to thank the residents of Trentabuoy, Stralongford and Corravaddy who helped to clean up their areas last Sunday. Over 3 tonne of rubbish was collected. Thanks also to Cllr Liam Doherty who organised the rubbish bags, high-viz jackets and also the removal of the rubbish.It’s through working together as a community that our local areas can look their best. If you would like your own area to avail of a clean-up, just text your name and townland to 086 4083625 or email Drumkeen Band ReunionThe band reunion will be held on Sat 6th June. It will commence with a thanksgiving mass at 2 pm in St. Patrick’s church, followed by light refreshments in the parish hall.The gala reunion will then take place at 8 pm in The Finn valley Centre, Stranorlar. Tickets still available and can be purchased by contacting Josephine on 089 4385005 or any committee member. Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN TO HOST ANNUAL CAR WASH was last modified: May 10th, 2015 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:donegalDrumkeen noteslast_img read more

Donegal man Tommy goes down a “bomb” in The Restaurant

first_imgDonegal man Tommy Martin is the final celebrity taking on the HeadChef Challenge in Virgin Media One’s ‘The Restaurant’ tomorrow night (Thurs).The final episode of the new series of ‘The Restaurant’ with Marco Pierre White and Rachel Allen airs on Virgin Media One at 9pm.This week it’s the Annagry man’s turn to take on our Head Chef Challenge. Tommy, who’s a sports presenter and columnist, is a Donegal man with Italian blood.His Italian grandmother fed the family in the best traditions of Italy and Ireland, encouraging her extended brood to enjoy pasta as well as potatoes, so naturally, Tommy’s menu has an Italian influence.Tommy and the crew from The Restaurant including Ramelton chef Gary O’Hanlon.For starters, Tommy made Lobster & Greencastle Crab Bisque with Scallops & Langoustine, honouring his home county of Donegal.For mains, Tommy served Duck Confit with Gratin Dauphinoise & Irish Purple Sprouting Broccoli. Sadly, the dish didn’t go down well with the critics, Rachel Allen found the duck “lovely and tender, but a bit unimaginative”. The second main course was Loin of Lamb with Salsa Verde & Caponata that went down well with Marco, who commented, “I like big flavours, and this ticks all the boxes for me”.For desserts, Tommy served, a Pistachio & Almond Cake with Lemon Ripple Ice Cream. The cake recipe came from Tommy’s wife Catriona.And the second dessert, Chocolate Bombe with Strawberry Ice Cream & Hot Chocolate Sauce, was from a happy family holiday in France and Tommy’s two children; Isla and James who just loved it. Sadly, the bomb did not ignite the Critics’ table. Marco commented “I don’t think I can eat this”.The Restaurant is hosted in Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill Donnybrook.Donegal man Tommy goes down a “bomb” in The Restaurant was last modified: October 21st, 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:the restaurantTommy Martinlast_img read more

HTC One Officially Gets A Google Nexus Version

first_imgTags:#Android#Google#HTC#now The HTC One will be getting the Nexus treatment, according to Google’s Android head Sundar Pichai. Speaking at AllThingsD’s executive conference today, Pichai said that the HTC will get a stripped down version of Android that replaces HTC’s Sense skin with the classic unadulterated Android Nexus skin from Google.Samsung had already announced a Nexus version of its Galaxy S4 at the Google I/O developer conference earlier this month. The Nexus HTC One will be available on June 26 for $599 through the Google Play store. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img

Is India Ready to Legalize Crypto? Officials Visit Japan & UK to Study Policies

first_imgWhile the Supreme Court of India hears the crypto exchange industry’s case against the central bank following the latter’s banking ban, regulators are exploring regulatory policies for the nascent sector.Businesses and associations in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector are expected to participate in the hearing alongside the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), to discuss the future of the cryptocurrency market of India.Read it at CCN Related Itemslast_img

‘Anonymous Facebook ads influenced nearly 10 mn British voters’

first_imgLondon, Oct 20 (IANS) An anonymous political campaign on Facebook has reached nearly 10 million voters, asking them via advertisements to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the media reported on Saturday.According to The Guardian, it was discovered by the digital campaign group 89up, which shared the details with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) panel into fake news.”In adverts micro-targeted to individual constituencies, voters are exhorted to tell your local MP to bin Chequers,” said the report.”This advertising is designed to specifically influence MPs,” 89up said.All that is known about the campaign is what can be found on its website, Twitter and Facebook accounts.”Going by the name Mainstream Network, the group writes and publishes news stories on its website with an almost exclusively pro-Brexit slant, shared on its social media accounts,” the report added.”Over the last couple of weeks, I received a flood of about 50 emails – some quite abusive – urging me to ‘chuck Chequers’ and vote for out-and-out Brexit,” Labour MP Paul Farrelly was quoted as sayingThe news comes at a time when Facebook is reeling under a couple of massive data breaches including the Cambridge Analytica scandal that impacted 87 million users earlier this year.Facebook says it has set a goal of bringing a transparency feature for political ads — now available in the US and Brazil — to the UK and India by March 2019.With the new ad architecture in place, people would be able to see who paid for a particular political ad.Facebook has also set up a War Room to reduce the spread of potentially harmful content.Facebook faced flak for not doing enough to prevent spread of misinformation by Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 US presidential election.–IANSna/kskadvertisementlast_img read more