Ellen Promises Sustained Decentralization

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the over-centralization of decision making is a major cause for the slow pace of development in the country.She said the government will exert every effort to ensure that total decentralization of government’s decisions is achieved.Liberia News Agency (LINA) Margibi County Correspondent said President Sirleaf made the statement over the weekend in Kakata, Margibi County, when she dedicated the Margibi County Service Center (MCSC).She also observed that having realized the over-centralization of government’s functions, her administration has now embarked on the decentralization process by opening more county service centers.“Government’s decentralization program started when the Governance Commission Chairman, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, initiated the process, which has today come to fruition.”Dr. Amos Sawyer and his colleagues have been the major driving force behind the decentralization program and therefore the government must recognize them “for their tireless efforts,” said the President.She said the program consists of economic, political and administrative components and other essential elements that will ensure that government is brought to the doorsteps of the people.President Sirleaf also mentioned that the program started with the County Development Fund (CDF) and the Social Development Fund (SDF), which enable each county to receive direct budgetary support to their County Development Agenda (CDA) as well as the social development drives.She said in furtherance of the exercise, a draft of the Local Government Act has been submitted to the National Legislature for enactment into law, which will make way for the decentralization of government activities.Further, President Sirleaf said due to the significant nature of the Decentralization Program, it is only implementing the de-concentration component of the program pending the enactment into law of the Local Government Act before the National Legislature.She called on Margibians to take advantage of the Service Center and utilize it for their own good, adding, “You must take ownership of the center and avoid those vices that have the tendency to spoil it.”She also seized the opportunity to commend the European Union (EU) and the Kingdom of Sweden for their total commitment and support, which is making the Decentralization Program a reality.Making remarks, the Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Ms. Ulrika Modeer, described decentralization as a very good form of governance.Madam Modeer said that the Swedish Government has approved 158 million euros for Liberia for the next five years.She said of the amount, a significant portion will go towards supporting government’s decentralization programs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Croatia hopes it has finally found a team to better 1998 heroes

first_img0Shares0000Croatia fans celebrate victory against Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals © AFP / Denis LovrovicZAGREB, Croatia, Jul 9 – Croatia’s first World Cup semi-final for two decades has revived the memories of the country’s football highpoint and raised hopes that Luka Modric’s side can go one better than their legendary predecessors.After a dramatic win on penalties against Russia, Croatia will play England on Wednesday in front of 80,000 people in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for a place in the World Cup final. In 1998, Croatia, which had emerged from a bitter independence war only three years earlier, made its debut at a World Cup finals.With a team featuring Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban and Robert Prosinecki wearing blues shirts with a distinctive red and white chequerboard pattern, they beat World Cup giants Germany 3-0 in the quarter-finals in France, sparking delirium at home.Although Croatia went on to suffer an agonising 2-1 defeat to host nation France in the semi-finals, they beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the third-place playoff.Nicknamed “the Fiery Ones”, that team has stood as an example to their successors ever since.Now, finally, there is a team ready to join them in Croatian football’s pantheon of heroes.Robert Prosinecki, a member of the 1998 squad, told AFP: “I would so much like that they be better than us.Croatia captain Luka Modric, Darijo Srna and Mario Mandzukic are pictured on a mural in Zagreb © AFP“1998 will never be forgotten and should not be, but I would love it if eventually the 1998 ‘Fiery Ones’ can be moved aside so that we can talk not only about 1998 but also a bit about 2018,” the former Real Madrid player said.– Confined to history –The coach of the 1998 side, Jaroslav Ciro Blazevic, told AFP that for a long time he did not want any other team to match his players’ achievements.“Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was difficult to even contemplate, let alone jump over it.“But now … I pray and I would give anything in the world that this squad eventually ‘confines us to history’. That in future we talk about them,” said Blazevic, now 83, and known in Croatia as the “coach of all coaches”.The penalty shootout win against hosts Russia in the quarter-finals on Saturday seems to have gone a long way towards achieving that.“We’ve been always returning to the 1998 team…. putting a new burden on Modric and his team. Until last night, when all the pain was removed and when we finally experienced a revival of 1998,” the Sportski Novosti newspaper said after that match.Miroslav Blazevic, on the left, hopes the current Croatia team will better his 1998 side © AFP / ELVIS BARUKCICSquares packed with red-and-white painted fans, stalls selling football jerseys and flares, and drivers blaring their horns, people hugging and singing — scenes reminiscent of 1998 are all around as the country of around four million people lives and breathes football.“We are glad that this generation experiences its own 1998, that they can see live what football euphoria looks like … at least we will not have to explain it to them on YouTube any more” Sportske Novosti said.During the group stage in Russia, coach Zlatko Dalic said it was difficult to compare generations when events were separated by a 20-year gap.“We have nice memories from France, our players did a great job … We want to get close to them, although it is difficult to repeat this endeavour, but we will try,” the 51-year-old told reporters.Two days before the clash with England he sounded more confident.“We respect everyone — England, Belgium, France. But none of the three squads is better than us!”On Wednesday, his team has a chance to write a new page in Croatia’s football history.Former international Mario Stanic remembers perfectly the defeat to eventual winners France in the 1998 semi-final, although he would rather not.“In three days we went from top to bottom, emotionally,” Stanic, 46, told AFP.“For me it was the utmost low, since I knew we were a step from making history and we failed.”But Stanic said he did not want to compare his team with the current one.“We had our story, they have their own. Thank God for this generation which has managed to get to a semi-final and justify Croatia’s status as a football superpower… at least a small one,” the former Chelsea midfielder said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF CHURCHILL HORSE DEALER

first_imgThe accused appears at Buncrana District Court this morning. Pic by Northwest Newspix.A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Churchill man four years ago.Samuel James Clarke from Magherahane, Raphoe was charged with the murder Seamus Doherty, 67 at his home at Drumacnoo, Churchill on June 17, 2012. Clarke appeared at a siting of Buncrana District Court today before Judge James Faughan.Detective-Inspector Pat O’Donnell  told the court how Clarke was arrested at his home yesterday at 8.55pm and brought him to Letterkenny Garda Station.He was charged at 9.44pm last night and he replied ‘no comment’ to the charge.Mr Clarke’s solicitor Donagh Cleary was granted legal aid in the matter and Judge Faughan directed the accused’s medical requirements for painkillers and eyedrops be accommodated in custody.He remanded Clarke in custody to Harristown District Court tomorrow, Friday January 15 at 10.30am.A number of the deceased’s relatives, who was a well-respected horse dealer, attended the hearing.MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF CHURCHILL HORSE DEALER was last modified: January 15th, 2016 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:buncranaGardaihorse dealermurderSeamus Dohertylast_img read more

HEARTBREAK FOR DONEGAL’S JORDAN BOYCE AS HE NARROWLY MISSES OUT ON WINNING WORLD YOUTH DARTS FINAL

first_imgON THE OCHE…Donegal’s Jordan Boyce loses World Youth Darts finalIT is a long way from Donegal to the famous Lakeside arena of darts in England but Jordan Boyce did himself proud today on the oche.The teenager from Newtowncunningham was two sets to one up in the five set match in the BDO World Youth Darts final.The 16-year-old needed only one more set to clinch the title and to be crown World Youth Darts champion. But England’s Josh Richardson came back strong to win the match and the final by three sets to two.Joe is certainly a star in the making.Hard luck today but let’s hope Joe comes back even stronger for the 2017 tournament at the Lakeside and bring the trophy all the way back to Donegal.  HEARTBREAK FOR DONEGAL’S JORDAN BOYCE AS HE NARROWLY MISSES OUT ON WINNING WORLD YOUTH DARTS FINAL was last modified: January 7th, 2016 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:BDO WORLD DARTS FINALHEARTBREAK FOR DONEGAL’S JORDAN BOYCE AS HE NARROWLY MISSES OUT ON WINNING WORLD YOUTH DARTS FINALJOSH RICHARDSONLAKESIDE ARENANewtowncunninghamlast_img read more

SPEECH IN FULL: SENIOR DONEGAL FIANNA FAIL MEMBERS HEAR LEADER APOLOGISE FOR MISTAKES

first_imgSENIOR members of Donegal Fianna Fáil were in the Árd Fheis audience tonight to hear their party leader Michael Martin apologise for the mistakes of the last Government.In his leaders address, Mr Martin accepted that it was not enough to blame the global recession or problems in the eurozone for Ireland’s economic problems.He said mistakes were made and the party should have acted differently in Government. Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP, Charlie McConalogue TD and several county councillors and Donegal party supporters were there.Here’s the speech in full:“Thank you for your warm welcome and for the spirit that has made this such a successful Árd Fheis.As we meet tonight, there are people throughout our country who are experiencing very hard times. They are struggling with finding a job, paying their mortgage or losing a loved one to emigration. The problems facing people are too serious for tired, old political games.I believe that people in public life have a responsibility to chart a way forward and to work to find solutions to the challenges facing Ireland.This party is determined to play a constructive and central role in Irish public life.  And our focus is very clear – we will do all we can to promote credible solutions to promote growth and job creation.This government of broken promises must be held to account for its bad decisions.  But we will tackle them responsibly.When something is right for Ireland, we will support it, when it is wrong we will oppose it. Let no one be in any doubt about where Fianna Fáil stands – we believe that politics must be about solving problems not exploiting them.We are a progressive party, which believes that the State can do a lot to help people, but it must also empower them to help themselves.We are a republican party which believes in listening to the people.  We believe in showing them respect by not pretending that there are easy solutions to even the hardest of problems.We are also a party which understands the need for profound change in both our organisation and throughout Irish politics. This is the first time I’ve spoken to an Árd Fheis as leader.  It’s a great honour and responsibility to hold this office.I first got involved in Fianna Fáil because we were a party of community, of integrity and of decency.We stood for social solidarity and were on the side of people trying to make ends meet.When Europe was falling to fascism, our founding leader Eamon de Valera introduced a democratic republican constitution for this state.We created social support schemes to help the weakest in society, gave a priority to pensioners and opened up Irish education.We secured investment in new industries, built vital infrastructure and supported all regions.That is the great party we all joined and it is the party that Fianna Fáil must become once again.I am determined to get us there.  But I need your help.I am the first person in my family to hold elected office.My parents taught us to respect different political views but, for them, republicanism came first and at its core was a duty to serve the community.I chose to join Fianna Fáil because of the progressive patriotism of the great revolutionary generation who fought for our freedom and founded this party.Those leaders were true radicals because they were willing to learn from their own failures and to listen when the people demanded a fresh start.Over the course of 86 years, our party has led progress for Ireland which has been sustained to this day.We have every right to defend our achievements.  Equally, we have a clear duty to admit our mistakes.It’s not enough to point to the worst world recession in 80 years and the Eurozone crisis.  Nor to point to the fact that other parties were demanding policies which would have made things worse – that’s for them to answer for.We were in government and we should have acted differently.We made mistakes.We got things wrong.And we are sorry for that.No equivocation.No half-apology.Just the plain, unvarnished truth.Last year the people did what they were right to do – they held us to account. People were angry and they showed it, delivering a historic defeat for us.We fully acknowledge the scale of the defeat.That is why we must now work for a deep and real renewal of both our party and of politics as a whole.This is a crisis which is just too serious to think it can be solved without a complete reform of our public life.For too long, this has been a political system which only discusses fundamental issues when they become a crisis. It concentrates nearly all power in the hands of 15 people sitting at the cabinet table. Dáil Eireann is becoming more irrelevant and ineffective.And it’s not just a national problem. In local government there are many examples. Just recently bin collections for half a million people in Dublin have been privatised with no consultation, inadequate tendering and disastrous results. The people of Dublin have consequently been treated disgracefully.If we are really to learn the lessons of the past, if we are to have a political system which can deliver long-term growth and stability, then reform isn’t an optional extra – it’s absolutely essential.Since the election things have actually got worse.  In the Dáil, the government’s control has increased and accountability has decreased.  Laws and budgets are being rammed through with less scrutiny, committees are less effective and important questions are not being answered.We believe that the Constitutional Convention to be formed in the next few months must consider changes which touch on every aspect of the political system.Every day we all deal with the impact of powerful bodies, like regulators, who set prices for basic things we need to run our homes and live our lives.  It’s time for them to be subject to proper parliamentary and consumer oversight which is independent of governmentIf politics is ever to change, then political parties have to change the way they work. Today Fianna Fáil implemented the most radical series of changes to its organisation since our foundation. Our members have been empowered to take a leading role.Fundraising has been changed so that nearly all money raised is now coming from small contributions. And we have also implemented the toughest ethical rules of any Irish political party.The next stage is to give members a real say in developing policy and to rebuild the connection with communities which was always our greatest strength.With the energy and idealism I have heard from talking with thousands of members in the last few months, I know they are taking the lead in renewing this party.I would like now to talk about our economy. First, I would like to acknowledge the courageous work our late colleague Brian Lenihan did in laying solid foundations for Ireland’s economic recovery.In fixing the economy the room for action is limited. I’m not going to pretend that there are easy options.  We have always supported a strategy of bringing the deficit down to a sustainable level.But let no one have any doubt there are still important choices to be made which will define Ireland’s future.We believe that the government has made many wrong ones.Some of these choices, such as the raid on personal pensions and the 2 per cent VAT hike,are costing jobs and reducing budget revenue. It was also their choice to introduce the most unfair budget in recent years.This is not a political claim, it’s a simple fact.  The ESRI and others have confirmed that this Labour/Fine Gael Budget fell hardest on ordinary families.There is a credible alternative.  There are affordable policies which can make the recovery faster, fairer and more secure.I am convinced that Ireland will come through this crisis. But to get there as quickly as possible we need to make the right strategic calls. You don’t need to sell off state assets at fire-sale rates in order to be able to afford to invest in the economy.We’ve published a detailed proposal that would generate €5.6bn for job-creating investments. This would involve a partnership between private pensions, the National Pension Reserve Fund and small investors to provide the capital necessary for vital projects. This would give pension funds a good rate of return – securing both the future of pensions and creating jobs.This is a practical solution which should be done and done now.After three years of recession, tonight at least 100,000 families are facing severe pressures in meeting their mortgage and household debt commitments.Many others feel trapped by mortgages which far outweigh the value of their home.Worst of all, the situation is not stabilising; it is getting worse month by month.Behind these figures is an enormous social and economic impact. It is being felt by many of you here tonight and watching at home.  Every one of us has a friend or family member who is in despair about how to manage and provide for their loved ones.If we want the economy to recover and to prevent a much deeper social crisis then the time has come for more radical action to help home owners in trouble.But what can we do? Well, for a start, we have published a series of measures to protect family homes and prevent repossessions. The government, by contrast, has taken a much more timid approach.At the centre of our proposals is the creation of a statutory debt settlement office. It has to be genuinely independent, not controlled by the banks as Fine Gael and Labour are proposing.Our Debt Settlement Office would secure binding agreements between homeowners and banks, reducing the debts of those under most pressure, to sustainable levels.Of course some banks have warned against being forced to help homeowners in trouble. The answer to them is simple; the help you got from every citizen of this Republic already includes provision for the write-down of domestic debt.They must act and if they will not they must be forced to.The cost of leaving things as they are – of letting the problem grow – is just too high.  The Irish public has a right to demand action, and action now.The foundation of progress and growth in this country has always been education.I am part of the first generation in my family to have been given the chance to finish second level and go on to college.  Throughout the working-class community I grew up in, education provided real opportunities which would otherwise have been impossible.Fianna Fáil has been responsible for every significant expansion in access to education in the history of this state. I am proud of that.  I want to be clear: supporting education is a core value for us and it always will be.We can’t be complacent.  There are still weaknesses in our education system, but equally it has many great strengths.There is no justification for the decision by current Ministers to use one survey to spin the worst possible picture of Irish schools.Ireland is very lucky to have a high-quality teaching force and they have achieved great things in often difficult circumstances.The choices this government has made on education are amongst its worst and they must be fought.Small rural schools are the heartbeat of their communities.  They should be cherished not attacked.  The cuts they are facing will impose the maximum damage for the sake of tiny savings.The targeting of cuts on the successful DEIS programme for disadvantaged communities are a disgrace. A half reversal is not enough. We will not stop campaigning until they have been completely reversed.At this time of great uncertainty for young people, the ending of all dedicated support for guidance and counselling is also just plain wrong.These cuts defy all logic and are unnecessary given the other funding options available to government.There are many areas where reforms have to be implemented in our schools.  Society keeps changing and so must they.  The agenda should be one of common-sense development, which is focused on the core skills of literacy and maths.For Ireland to recover it needs to value its education system and we will be second to no one in seeking to protect it.Agus leanfaimid orainn ag tabhairt cosaint daingean don Ghaeilge. Don chéad uair ó bunaíodh an Stát, tá an Ghaeilge ar tí dul chun cinn suntasach, buan a dhéanamh. Anois, le dea-obair TG4 agus Raidió na Gaeltachta, tá cláracha le hard-chaighdeán Gaeilge ar fáil. Ní hamháin sin ach mar thoradh ar an obair chrua atá ar siúl inár scoileanna, go háirithe sna Gaelscoileanna, tá an Gaeilge anois á labhairt in áiteanna sa tír don chéad uair ó aimsir an Ghorta.Ní hé seo an t-am chun gearradh siar ar an tacaíocht atá ar fáil do scoileanna atá ag múineadh trí mheán na Gaeilge. Agus ní hé seo an t-am chun ceisteanna a chur maidir le stádas speisialta na Gaeilge ar an gcuraclam. Botún stairiúil a bheadh ann, agus leanfaimidne orainn ag troid go láidir ina n-aghaidh.I know that education by itself is not enough to deliver the jobs Ireland needs. There are too many unemployed people with good qualifications for that to be the case.Government isn’t the whole answer, but it must do more. It has to help companies to compete.  And in this age of rapid change, government has to help create new industries if it wants to create new jobs.The right investment by the State can have a huge impact.Today, there are tens of thousands of jobs which are in industries that barely existed a few years ago.Ireland is a world leader in many areas like software, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and food. This is because of the right choices taken by Fianna Fáil a decade ago to invest in research.There are a lot of people who think that research is something which concerns only a few people wearing laboratory coats. In reality, companies and colleges directly employ over 20,000 researchers, and many times that number in the wider community.Ireland’s research base has been transformed in a decade. It is now a great national resource which is only beginning to be exploited.Put simply, Ireland’s recovery needs the government to renew its commitment to research.Research and innovation can help every business and every single community in Ireland. Fianna Fáil believes this must be supported all the way from Blue Sky work to the factory floor.The right way to start would be to reverse the decision to abolish grants which help students from modest backgrounds to study at post graduate level.  It’s a socially regressive and economically foolish decision.The majority of jobs in this country are created by people running small companies.  There are many of you here, and watching at home tonight.  You don’t get on the evening news every time you create jobs, but you will be the engine of employment growth if you’re given the chance.The challenge today is to ensure that you get that chance.Every day I talk to small business owners who say that their single biggest problem is access to credit. The banks have received enormous funding from the state and the ECB specifically to help business survive and grow. But they have been holding the funding back in order to sit on unnecessary reserves. This is undermining business and costing jobs. If the banks won’t release the funding then it’s time to introduce legislation to force them.The government’s proposal to land millions in extra costs for sick leave on those we need to create more jobs makes no sense. It will increase unemployment and cost the State money.A better policy would be to reduce costs, particularly for businesses under pressure. Taking a lead on this, we will introduce legislation to allow an ability to pay clause for commercial rates. Locally, our councillors will also support reduced commercial rates as a way of stimulating local job creation and revenue.These are practical, innovative solution which can be implemented immediately – helping thousands of small businesses. Supporting job creation is going to be central to our work in the years ahead.Exactly fifty years ago Seán Lemass and the Fianna Fáil government submitted Ireland’s application to join what is now the European Union.  Jack Lynch, Paddy Hillery and others built this tradition further.Today, hundreds of thousands of jobs depend on our being a full and active member of the European Union.For Ireland’s economy to create jobs we need Europe to return to growth and investment.This has always been a pro-EU party and we are not going to change that now.We have taken the lead in setting out a detailed series of reform measures which Europe needs to get through the crisis.It reflects the policy we have consistently supported and because it is the right thing to do for Ireland, we will be true to our tradition and we will support this new treaty.We were founded as a republican party and republicanism remains our core belief.We will always believe in a united Ireland. We will work day and night to fulfil the republican ideal of uniting protestant, catholic and dissenter.In the last 14 years we’ve led the absolute victory of constitutional republicanism on this island.As far as I’m concerned the heroes of the peace process are the Irish people who were willing to open a place for the men of violence to abandon their illegitimate campaign of death, destruction and unrest.The end of violence is not the end of the peace process – it’s just the first stage of realising the great potential of this island.Our country cannot afford engagement between North and South to be reduced to a level of formal exchanges between official institutions – it needs to be stepped up. The all-island agencies should be expanded and strategic investment in integrating North-South links can and should be delivered in full.Fianna Fáil will never agree to step back from or wind down this process. For the sake of generations to come we need to realise its full potential.Ireland was very lucky to have such a wonderful President through these vital years. Tonight let us acknowledge the historic presidency of Mary McAleese and her role of building bridges on this island.The people of this country have told every party that they want a new politics.They want solutions not an endless election campaign.I’m determined that Fianna Fáil under my leadership will lead the way.This is a government making many unfair and damaging decisions, and we will never shirk from challenging them.But let me be clear, if you want destructive opposition, if you want a replay of the deeply cynical opposition politics seen before the election, then go elsewhere.If you believe in renewing the progressive republican tradition which built up this country, then join us.If you believe in building a future for Ireland based on supporting education, new industries and small businesses, then join us.If you believe in opening up politics to new people and new ideas, then join us.If you believe that politics should be about helping people not exploiting their fears, then join us.If you want to make a positive contribution to the future of our country, then join us.Fianna Fáil will not retreat from the fray.Ireland needs a viable and vibrant republican party.To renew our work and to regenerate our society is a huge national task.Join us in that great endeavor and let’s all play our part in getting this country back on track.”SPEECH IN FULL: SENIOR DONEGAL FIANNA FAIL MEMBERS HEAR LEADER APOLOGISE FOR MISTAKES was last modified: March 3rd, 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:SPEECH IN FULL: SENIOR DONEGAL FIANNA FAIL MEMBERS HEAR LEADER APOLOGISE FOR MISTAKESlast_img read more

Football Opened Spring Practice on Tuesday

first_img The Bulldogs return an outstanding core of players including seven offensive starters and six defensive starters. The team looks to build off their second-place finish in the Pioneer Football League a season ago. Drake head coach Rick Fox and his staff enter their fifth season together and are excited about the group of players they have returning and will be welcoming in the fall. “We are excited that we have a lot of returning starters, but we need those returning starts to step up. The other thing we are excited about is that we have a lot of guys that are behind our starters that will be pushing them. This is the deepest team I’ve been around here at Drake,” said Fox. The Bulldogs return to the field on Thursday afternoon and then Saturday morning to complete their first week of spring practice. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The first day of spring meant the first spring practice for the Drake University football team on Tuesday at Drake Stadium. The Bulldogs are set to have 13 more practices throughout the next month leading up to the annual Blue-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 21. “Our focus this spring is to become masters of our craft at each position group. We need to become masters of our craft so our teammates can trust us to do our job and we can trust them to do their job,” said Fox.last_img read more

BLACK ICE CAUSING HAVOC ON DONEGAL ROADS

first_imgBLACK ice patches have caused havoc on our roads this morning.There have been a number of crashes – but thankfully no serious injuries.Gardaí have warned motorists to take extreme care, especially on back and rural roads. A number of crashes have been reported in the Milford, Lifford and Letterkenny areas so far. BLACK ICE CAUSING HAVOC ON DONEGAL ROADS was last modified: November 4th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Delight as Letterkenny school given green light for redevelopment – Pic Special

first_imgScoil Cholmcille in Letterkenny was given the green light on yesterday (Fri) for a major redevelopment. Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, joined staff, pupils, parents and board of management and principal Paraig Cannon at the school to celebrate the big news.See pictures below of the day of celebration… Delight as Letterkenny school given green light for redevelopment – Pic Special was last modified: September 27th, 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

Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Croatia midfielder

first_imgSome of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea have been linked with Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj.Talksport have picked up on Gazzetta dello Sport suggesting that the Blues are considering a move for Badelj, 27, in January.The Croatia international, who featured in Euro 2016, has just over 18 months to run on his contract and is yet to extend his current deal.That has led to speculation that Fiorentina could sell him in the new year.Badelj could be available for £9m, it is claimed. De Vrij speculation persistsEmbed from Getty ImagesTalksport have also picked up reports in Italy claiming that Arsenal as well as Chelsea are interested in Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij.Chelsea continue to be linked with the Netherlands international, who was one of a host of defenders they were tipped to move for during the summer transfer window.Talksport say Chelsea and Arsenal have been “given hope” in their “pursuit” of the 24-year-old by the fact that he has not signed a new contract.It follows reports that the Gunners are monitoring his situation at Lazio. Terry speculation continuesChelsea captain John Terry has again been linked with a move to Guangzhou Evergrande.The Daily Mail say Terry, who is an ambassador for the Chinese club, can expect to earn in excess of £8m per season if he decides to sign for them in the summer.The Chelsea captain’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season and a number of clubs in Europe and the Far East are said to be interested in signing him.A decision on the 35-year-old’s future is not expected to be made until the new year. Duo want to stay – SunEmbed from Getty ImagesCesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic both plan to stay at Chelsea, The Sun reported on Wednesday.It follows reports that Chelsea are willing to send Fabregas out on loan and that Ivanovic, whose contract expires at the end of the season, could move on in January.The Sun say Fabregas has told friends he intends to stay until the end of the season and then make a decision on his future.And Ivanovic, who has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace, is also said to be determined to stay put.The Sun quote a source as saying: ”Branislav intends to stay Chelsea and fight for his place in Conte’s team.“He’s missed a couple of games through injury and is returning to full match fitness. He certainly isn’t considering leaving the club.“He plans to have discussions with Chelsea, his agent and management team at the end of the season but nothing will happen until then.” Chelsea linked with Scottish prospectThe Daily Mirror say Chelsea are among a number of Premier League clubs chasing Billy Gilmour, a 15-year-old currently with Glasgow Rangers.Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are also said to be keen on the youngster, who has been touted as Scotland’s best prospect for many years.The Scotland Under-16 international is currently involved in the annual Victory Shield tournament in Edinburgh.Scouts from top English clubs are reportedly planning to attend in order to watch him. Blues eyeing Kolasinac, Bild claimEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea are showing an interest in Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac, German newspaper Bild claim.Bild say West Ham are also interested in the 23-year-old Bosnia & Herzegovina international, whose contract is due to expire next summer.Speculation over his future comes as he is seemingly negotiating a new deal at Schalke, who are apparently keen to keep him.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Stoller USA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2015 Trade TalkStoller USA is encouraging producers to “farm different” by taking a more methodical approach to achieving higher yields. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about that philosophy with Marketing Director Jeff Morgan. (Aired on OAN 11/19/15)Stoller USA Jeff Morganlast_img