Picture: Arsene Wenger on a ‘Wanted’ poster for refusing to leave Arsenal

first_img2 We might be seeing these Arsenal banners for a little longer Arsene Wenger has no plans to leave Arsenal before his contract is up, he revealed.This season the manager has come under pressure from many fans who want to see his 20-year reign end.Banners demanding he go have been seen at various games this season, but the Frenchman isn’t going anywhere until his contract finishes in 2017.When asked about his future ahead of the West Brom game, which is live on talkSPORT on Thursday 21 April, he said: “I do not want to come back on that, I always respect my contract.”In addition, Arsenal are bracing themselves for their lowest attendance since leaving Highbury, with some reports claiming the Emirates will be short by as many as 20,000 fans.center_img 2last_img read more

Safety matters with FVC’s Young Enterprise Programme 2018

first_imgFifth class primary school students in the Finn Valley area are experiencing what it’s like to be their own boss and run their own business in an annual enterprise programme organised and run by Finn Valley College. Over the past 4 years, this exciting programme has taken on some twists and this year is no different. Safety is the theme and 5th class students have certainly stepped up to the challenge of bringing innovative products and services to prototype stage with the aim of reducing the amount of incidents in relation to fire/water/roads etc.The programme helps students to understand essential life skills associated with running a real enterprise including working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organising a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers and judges. Finn Valley College business students and their teacher Ashlean Mc Geehan have been mentoring the primary school students over the past 6 weeks. In that time, they have seen some remarkable ideas with high levels of innovation, ingenuity and clever sales pitches. The young people have displayed great levels of confidence in presenting their reports, showing that they have developed self-confidence as they work their way through the different stages of their business. Introducing enterprise to younger students in such a relevant fashion can only help to create more entrepreneurs in the future. Ms McGeehan had some very tough decisions to make in the past two weeks selecting the top teams to go through to the final stages of the competition. The successful teams, representing their primary schools, will compete against each other in Finn Valley College on Friday 23rd February where they will pitch their ideas/businesses to a panel of three judges in Dragons Den style. There will be loads of surprises on the day for all students involved. The mentoring team wished them all the very best of luck!View the gallery below to see some of the enterprising students taking part in 2018: St. Marys CastlefinnScoil Mhuire Gan Smal LiffordSt. Marys CastelfinnScoil Mhuire Gan Smal LiffordScoil Bhride ConvoyScoil Bhride ConvoyGleneely NSGleneely NSGlencovitt NS with Ashlean Mc GeehanFinn Valley College students Emily and Marie presenting to primary schoolsDooish NSDooish NSSafety matters with FVC’s Young Enterprise Programme 2018 was last modified: February 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinessDragon’s DeneducationEnterpriseFinn Valley CollegeschoolsYoung Enterprise Programmelast_img read more

TWO TAXIS SEIZED IN REGULATOR SWOOP

first_imgTHE taxi regulator has seized two vehicles in a weekend operation in Letterkenny.The cars were taken off their owners for alleged breaches of taxi regulations.Letterkenny District Court heard the regulator had now agreed to release the vehicles back to their owners after the investigation. Solicitor Frank Dorrian applied to the court for the return of the vehicles.Meanwhile we understand several other investigations are underway in other areas of Donegal into allegations that illegal taxis are operating.A number of intelligence-led operations have been underway in Inishowen in recent weeks.TWO TAXIS SEIZED IN REGULATOR SWOOP was last modified: September 29th, 2015 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:letterkennyTaxi Regulatorlast_img read more

ENJOY FREEDOM WITHOUT GLASSES AT BRADY OPTICIANS – YOUR LOCAL CONTACT LENS SPECIALISTS

first_imgMany people don’t want to wear glasses, and it’s a well-known fact that self-esteem is closely linked to physical appearance.So much so, that if you don’t feel happy or confident wearing glasses, then it can affect your personality, performance at work or even your involvement in sporting activities.Brady Opticians, Donegal Town make wearing contact lenses simple. If you’re already a contact lens wearer, or even if you have never tried them before, Brady Opticians will make certain that they find the right contact lenses for you including toric lenses for astigmatism and multi focal lenses for presbyopia.Throughout the process they help their patients choose the right contact lens to suit their lifestyle and needs, by offering honest impartial advice, and as an independent optician, they are able to source practically any contact lens in the marketplace, whether that be for occasional use such as playing sport or for full time use.Their aim is to ensure that all patients leave their practice happy and confident in their newly found freedom from glasses, and at a price that suits their budget.Brady Opticians are constantly striving to offer their patients exceptional value in contact lenses. By availing of their lenscare payment options, the wearer can reduce the cost of wearing contact lenses.Using this method, patients can avail of even greater savings including free contact lens check-ups and free replacement contact lenses should a contact lens be lost or torn.With advancements in technology, new designs are becoming available every day, meaning that most people are now able to wear contact lenses, even those who have tried unsuccessfully in the past.For more details and to discuss contact lenses as a method for correcting your vision please contact Brady Opticians on 074 9721727, your local contact lens specialists.Special offer; enjoy Alcon Dailies AquaComfort Plus contact lenses for 30 days (1 month supply) for only €30 at Brady Opticians. Terms and conditions apply, please see in store or visit http://www.bradyopticians.com /special-offers/ for details.ENJOY FREEDOM WITHOUT GLASSES AT BRADY OPTICIANS – YOUR LOCAL CONTACT LENS SPECIALISTS was last modified: December 2nd, 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:Bradys OpticiansBusinesshealthnewslast_img read more

Humboldt State football ready to go for season opener against Carson-Newman in Tennessee

first_imgARCATA >> When Rob Smith took over as Humboldt State’s head football coach, he wanted to make the Jacks’ presence felt on the national level.That doesn’t mean just being ranked nationally on a weekly basis. It involves playing high-level competition outside of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.Humboldt’s 2016 season opener checks that box — with authority.The first Division II football game to be played this season has everything that Smith desires, as his 13th-ranked Lumberjacks have …last_img read more

Smuggling SA into a blockbuster

first_imgSharlto Copley as arch villan Kruger in ‘Elysium’By Anne Taylor2 September 2013In an interview with Tymon Smith in the Sunday Times this weekend, actor Sharlto Copley confesses to smuggling an Afrikaans nursery rhyme into “a $100-million Hollywood popcorn film”.Copley plays the villian, Kruger, in Elysium, which is currently on circuit in South Africa. Directed by fellow South African Neill Blomkamp, Copley says the nursery rhyme scene “is the kind of scene where US audiences will all be terrified and South Africans will probably laugh or perhaps at least feel a perverse sense of pride that Neill and I smuggled it in there.”“I must say that I did get to sing an Afrikaans nursery rhyme in a $100-million Hollywood popcorn film – I won’t say which one – and I think South Africans should go and see the film for that reason alone. Do you know how difficult it was for us to pull that off? It may never happen again in our lifetime.”Copley starred as Wikus, the unlikely hero in Blomkamp’s 2010 Oscar-nominated film, District 9. “For me, at a deeper level,” Copley says, “Wikus represented what I and other white South Africans had done – doing the right thing morally and ethically for the country and giving up a position of the ultimate power with nuclear weapons.”This time around, he stars alongside Matt Damon to play the villian, Kruger. While he says he and Blomkamp joke that “we may be undoing all the goodwill we got for white South Africans around the world for through the Wikus character”, they chose the South African as it gave the role something new.“I also tried to give Kruger a kind of dark charisma and a twisted sense of humour, so hopefully people will see that and my friends from the South will forgive me that he had to be the villian in this one.”last_img read more

WTO Reforms: India Readies Counter To US, Set To Float Paper That Could Stir The Davos Pot

first_imgIndia is likely to float a proposal aimed at reforming the dispute settlement mechanism, rule-making and transparency requirements at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday. The proposal will be floated at the informal ministerial gathering at the ongoing World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Kohli returns for RCB ahead of clash against MI,Kohli returns for RCB ahead of clash against MI

first_imgThe Delhi batsman has been declared fit today by BCCI Medical Team and will look to boost the confidence of the team. cricket India captain Virat Kohli will return to bolster Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB)’s campaign when they take on arch-rivals Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here tomorrow.Kohli had to undergo rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder while fielding during the third Test against Australia in Ranchi and he has been missing in action ever since.However, the Delhi batsman has been declared fit today by BCCI Medical Team and will look to boost the confidence of RCB, who lost two out of the three matches that they have played so far in his absence.Kohli, who had dropped hints of making a return after posting a video on his Instagram account of his gym session on April 11, did some fielding drills during the team’s net session, yesterday.Last year, Kohli had scored a staggering 973 runs in 16 matches with four centuries to guide RCB to the finals against Sunrisers Hyderabad and he would look to improve Bangalore’s current sixth place standing on the points-table.In Kohli’s absence, AB de Villiers made his presence felt as he smashed his way to an unbeaten 89 off just 46 balls to help RCB post a respectable 148-4 on his comeback match after recovering from an injury.The single-handed show by the South African, however, couldn’t save the blushes of his team as RCB went down by eight wickets to Kings XI Punjab in their last match.The poor form of Chris Gayle is also a concern for RCB. The West Indian power-hitter has been struggling to carve out big scores, which is reflected in his failure to score even one half century in his last 10 innings.Gayle will be hoping to make a comeback in the team, especially after being dropped in the game against Punjab.RCB also lost India batsman Lokesh Rahul for the entire tournament owing to an injury and the talented Sarfaraz Khan too hurt himself on the field during a practice match ahead of the tournament.Kedar Jadhav, meanwhile, has showcased his utility by slamming a 37-ball 69 to help his side score 157 runs during a 15-run win over Delhi Daredevils. He also hit 31 in the opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Among bowlers, seamer Billy Stanlake and spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi have been among wickets.Mumbai, on the other hand, so far have two wins and a loss in the tournament to be placed at the third position on points-table.Mumbai Indians dominated with both bat and ball to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets yesterday. Mumbai restricted SRH to 158-8 in 20 overs and then achieved the target in 18.4 overs losing six wickets along the way.Nitish Rana has been the most successful batsmen for Mumbai as he returned with scores such as 34, 50, 45 in the last three matches.The top order has been among runs with openers Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler giving Mumbai good starts.Hardik Padhya delivered in first two matches with the bat while brother Krunal was in business with the ball against KKR and Hyderabad.With Kireon Pollard not in good form, Mumbai might look to give Asela Gunaratne a chance. Gunaratne can bowl decent medium pacers and also chip in with vital runs with the bat, like he did against Australia in the T20 series. Lendl Simmons too can come in handy.Among bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan were among wickets in last match. Ashish Nehra too struck the first blow when he bowled Buttler with the first ball of the 4th over in the last match.Teams:Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Kieron Pollard, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya,Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Karn Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Siddhesh Lad, Nicholas Pooran, Shreyas Gopal, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kulwant KhejroliyaRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson (capt), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.Match starts 4pm IST. COMMENT April 13, 2017 RELATED × Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli during a practice session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.   –  PTI COMMENTS SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL IPL 2017 Virat Kohli eyeing comeback against Mumbai Indians on Apr 14 Published on Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli during a practice session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.   –  PTIlast_img read more

These acid-attack survivors walked the ramp for charity

first_imgNo matter how much we deliberate on issues like gender equality andwomen’s rights, the reality at the ground level hasn’t reflected nearly enoughchange.Women continue to be victims of abuse even today–through domestic violence, rapes and other forms of sexual harassment.The only silver lining is that more and more women are now taking uponthemselves the responsibility of fighting against all kinds of genderdiscrimination, to attain the value that they rightfully deserve in thesociety.That’s exactly what 10 victims of acid attack tried to prove when they walked the runway at a fashion show in New Delhi.Picture courtesy: Twitter/iamthatgirl The charity catwalk was hosted by Make Love Not Scars, an NGO (non-governmental organisation), dedicated toproviding medical aid and rehabilitation services for acid-attacksurvivors, reported Independent.Also Read:Reshma Qureshi’s journey: From an acid attack survivor to a New York Fashion Week model Leaving behind all their shame and social ridicule, the models reclaimed the idea of beauty by proudly displaying their scarred faces. “They would say, no one will marry you. They’d say, with a deformed face you’re notbeautiful. But I’m proud and confident of who I am,” acid attacksurvivor, Reshma Bano Qureshi, was quoted as saying.Reshma hadalso walked the ramp at New York Fashion Week in 2016. “I want people to know, the face is not what makes you beautiful; it is your heart,” sheadded.The event turned out to be a huge success, Tania Singh, vice president, Make Love Not Scars, said, “Now they [acid attack survivors] can go back out there, and they can tell the world that they don’t have to hide their faces and scars. It is the world that needs to change its thinking.” advertisementlast_img read more

Pyeongchang Gets Olympic Flame from Greece Ahead of 100-Day Relay (Pics)

first_imgATHENS (AP) — The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, and it will now head off on a 100-day journey across South Korea before the opening ceremony on Feb. 9.Pyeongchang organizing committee president Lee Hee-beom said the games would be an Olympics of “peace and harmony,” despite tension between the host and its reclusive nuclear-armed neighbor North Korea.Dressed as a high priestess, actress Katerina Lehou led the 90-minute ceremony in Athens at the Panathenian Stadium, a horseshoe-shaped marble venue where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.A cauldron was lit by Greek skier Ioannis Proios following performances by singers, dancers and acrobats from Greece and South Korea. The flame, placed in a lantern, was handed over to Greek Olympic Committee president Spyros Capralos, who passed it to Lee.The South Korean leg of the relay will involve 7,500 torch-bearers and visit 17 cities and provinces across the country.The South Korean flag is carried during a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Preparations for the Feb. 9-25 games are being held amid escalating tension on the Korean peninsula following nuclear and missile tests by North Korea. Lee has promised the games will be safe, but he made no mention of the crisis in his remarks in Athens.“We are ready to welcome the world to Pyeongchang. The construction of competition and non-competition venues is already complete,” Lee said, moments before being handed a white-and-gold torch with the Olympic flame. “Pyeongchang 2018 will be an Olympic Games of peace and harmony.”South Korean organizers said two back-up paraffin lanterns were also being used on the flight from Athens to Incheon, South Korea, and were being escorted by three fire wardens.Tuesday’s ceremony was held after the flame was lit in Ancient Olympia on Oct. 23. That was followed by a torch relay around Greece.—-DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated PressDancers dressed as priestesses perform during a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Ioannis Proios runs with the Olympic torch during a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)The Olympic flame is carried in a special container after a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.  (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Head of the Hellenic Olympic committee Spyros Kapralos, looks on as Lee Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics holds up the Olympic flame during a handover ceremony at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Head of the Hellenic Olympic committee Spyros Kapralos,second left, watches as Lee Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics speaks during a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Dancers perform before a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Actress Katerina Lehou playing the role of a high priestess lights an Olympic torch during a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Actress Katerina Lehou playing the role of high priestess lights an Olympic torch during a handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at Panathenaic stadium in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more