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CONFIRMED: Liverpool allow £20m midfielder to leave on loan

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic has joined Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal, it has been confirmed.The Serbian star joined the Reds last year but failed to make the expected impact after his £20million switch from Benfica.Now, as Brendan Rodgers looks to clear out the deadwood, Markovic will team up with ex-Manchester United stars Nani and Robin van Persie in Turkey.His exit follows Mario Balotelli’s return to AC Milan, which was also a season-long loan deal. 1 Lazar Markovic last_img read more

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City’s perfect start ruined as Bilic’s battlers take another massive scalp on the road

first_img Adrian celebrates West Ham’s goals By Andy Lloyd-WilliamsAn early strike from Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho’s bundled second were enough to claim another remarkable away victory for West Ham in a season that has already seen them humble Liverpool and Arsenal in their own back yards.City’s much-hyped record signing Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back just before the break but the men who had started the season with five straight Premier League victories had nothing to show for their second half onslaught.Moses did his parent club Chelsea a big favour by stunning the hosts with a sixth minute opener. When the West Ham loan man embarked on a run and was not challenged, he opened up his body and caught England goalkeeper Joe Hart cold with a shot that snuck in the near post from a good 25 yards.That was the first goal City had conceded in the league this season, sending a shockwave right through the Etihad Stadium.Even their brightest star Sergio Aguero was affected by this unexpected turn of events, as he shot wide after he’d given Adrian the slip just minutes later. He snatched at another chance when De Bruyne – making his first start for the club – did well to overlap Jesus Navas and cross.Pellegrini’s men looked hesitant at the back without club captain Vincent Kompany, and incredibly with half an hour on the clock, West Ham went two up. When Winston Reid nodded a corner towards goal, the ball was not cleared and Sakho bundled it into the net.But where Aguero seemed unable to finish, Manchester City’s £54m purchase, De Bruyne was able to weigh in with a crucial goal to close that gap in first half injury time. The Argentina forward showed great vision to keep the ball alive with a flick to his Belgian team-mate, who showed great control with his left foot before powering low to Adrian’s right to send them into the break 2-1 down.Although Sakho went close to netting a third for the visitors when he rounded Hart but stroked wide, the men in sky blue did make their inevitable second-half onslaught.First Raheem Sterling freed Yaya Toure, whose chipped effort was repelled by the onrushing Adrian, then on the hour mark Aguero was felled by Winston Reid in the box, but penalty appeals were waved away. Then Toure turned smartly to shoot wide and Adrian blocked a cross from Navas as the home side threw the kitchen sink at the Hammers.But their heels were firmly dug in, and Adrian was there to palm a Nicolas Otamendi header over the bar from close range in a breathless defensive effort which saw Carl Jenkinson subbed off with cramp as West Ham held out for a win to send them second in the Premier League table. 1last_img read more

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Guus Hiddink rules out Didier Drogba reunion at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink does not expect Didier Drogba to return to Stamford Bridge this season after the striker announced his return to training with Montreal Impact.Drogba earlier this month had discussions with Major League Soccer over his future, but said reports he had retired from playing to join Chelsea’s coaching staff were premature.And that prospect appears to be over – for now.Hiddink, speaking after Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday, said: “On the short-term, yes (there is no prospect).“But in the longer term we talked about players of a big influence or big image for this club, they are welcome.“There is no time issue on this.”The 37-year-old Drogba, who has a year to run on his contract with the Canadians, scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for the Blues, 157 of the strikes coming in 341 appearances in his first spell, which concluded with the 2012 Champions League victory in Munich.Suggestions of a move to Chelsea for a third time gathered pace when the former Ivory Coast striker watched the first match since the departure of Jose Mourinho alongside Hiddink and owner Roman Abramovich against Sunderland on December 19.Montreal Impact said on Sunday: “Forward Didier Drogba will not be present for the opening of the (training) camp, but he will be doing preparation work in view of the upcoming season.“He will join the team for the second part of training camp, which will take place from February 15 to 28 in St Petersburg, Florida.”Drogba wrote on Twitter: “On way to Qatar to do some preparation work for pre-season @impactmontreal.”Montreal’s season begins against Vancouver Whitecaps on March 6.Hiddink added: “I wish him all the best now for one of his last seasons.”last_img read more

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Evel Knievel, daredevil motorcyclist, dies at 69

first_img“They started out watching me bust my ass, and I became part of their lives,” Knievel said. “People wanted to associate with a winner, not a loser. They wanted to associate with someone who kept trying to be a winner.” For the tall, thin daredevil, the limelight was always comfortable, the gab glib. To Knievel, there always were mountains to climb, feats to conquer. “No king or prince has lived a better life,” he said in a May 2006 interview with The Associated Press. “You’re looking at a guy who’s really done it all. And there are things I wish I had done better, not only for me but for the ones I loved.” He had a knack for outrageous yarns: “Made $60million, spent 61. …Lost $250,000 at blackjack once. … Had $3million in the bank, though.” He began his daredevil career in 1965, when he formed a troupe called Evel Knievel’s Motorcycle Daredevils, a touring show in which he performed stunts such as riding through fire walls, jumping over live rattlesnakes and mountain lions, and being towed at 200mph behind race cars. In 1966 he began touring alone, barnstorming the West and doing everything from driving the trucks, erecting the ramps and promoting the shows. In the beginning he charged $500 for a jump over two cars parked between ramps. He steadily increased the length of the jumps until, on New Year’s Day 1968, he was nearly killed when he jumped 151 feet across the fountains in front of Caesar’s Palace. He cleared the fountains but the crash landing put him in the hospital in a coma for a month. His son, Robbie, successfully completed the same jump in April 1989.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CLEARWATER, Fla. – Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho’s Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69. Knievel’s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs. Knievel had undergone a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills. Longtime friend and promoter Billy Rundel said Knievel had trouble breathing at his Clearwater condominium and died before an ambulance could get him to a hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“It’s been coming for years, but you just don’t expect it. Superman just doesn’t die, right?” Rundel said. Immortalized in Washington’s Smithsonian Institution as “America’s Legendary Daredevil,” Knievel was best known for a failed 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon on a rocket-powered cycle and a spectacular crash at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. He suffered nearly 40 broken bones before he retired in 1980. Though Knievel dropped off the pop culture radar in the ’80s, the image of the high-flying motorcyclist clad in patriotic, star-studded colors was never erased from public consciousness. He always had fans and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. His death came just two days after it was announced that he and rapper Kanye West had settled a federal lawsuit over the use of Knievel’s trademarked image in a popular West music video. Knievel made a good living selling his autographs and endorsing products. Thousands came to Butte, Mont., every year as his legend was celebrated during the “Evel Knievel Days” festival, which Rundel organizes. last_img read more

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DONEGAL ETB LAUNCH WIDE RANGE OF FETAC PLC COURSES THIS AUTUMN

first_imgCO DONEGAL ETB POST LEAVING CERTIFICATE FETAC LEVEL 5 & 6 COURSES 2014/15 ENROLLING NOW(duration one year – full time)LOCATIONCOURSE NAMECODELEVEL TELEPHONE Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalNursing Studies5M43495O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalGeneral Studies5M31145O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalSports, Recreation and Exercise5M51465O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalArt, Craft and Design5M19845O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalBusiness Studies5M21025O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalEarly Childhood Care and Education5M20095O7491 21047Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalHospitality Operations5M20835O7491 21047Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Co. DonegalBusiness Administration5M24685O7491 31684St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalHorticulture5M25865O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalNursing Studies5M43495O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalHealthcare Support5M43395O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalEarly Childhood Care and Education5M20095O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegaleBusiness5M08285O7497 31491St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. DonegalEarly Childhood Care and Education6M20076O7497 31491Coláiste Phobail Cholmcille, An Baile Úr, Oileán Thoraí, Na Doirí Beaga, Co. Dhún na nGallTourism with Business5M50115O7491 65448Donegal ETB offers a wide range of FETAC PLC courses that provide valuable and worthwhile options to learners of all ages. PLC courses adopt an integrated approach, focusing on technical knowledge, core skills and work experience. Our courses serve a variety of purposes –• PLCs can equip school leavers & mature students with the necessary skills for the workplace or act as a stepping stone to third-level study. Advertisement • PLCs can give students some breathing space before committing to third-level and to help decide whether to pursue a particular course of study in the longer term.• PLCs can provide a direct route to third level, through a number of schemes, 36 higher education institutions now reserve places for PLC graduates.PLC FETAC Level 5 & 6 courses take place in 4 centres across Co. Donegal; Errigal College, Letterkenny, St. Catherine’s, Killybegs, Finn Valley College, Stranorlar and Coláiste Phobail Cholmcille, Tory Island.All courses are full-time and for the duration of one year and offer Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) accreditation at Level 5 & 6. PLCs offer a mixture of practical work, academic work and work experience.They are designed as a step towards skilled employment and are closely linked to industry and its needs.The Higher Education Links Scheme ‘links’ specific FETAC Level 5 Certificates and some Level 6 Advanced Certificates to a number of reserved places on higher education courses and the Institutes of Technology.In addition to this, some higher education institutions operate an admissions criteria and scoring system for non-specific FETAC Level 5 Certificate and Level 6 Advanced Certificate applicants.Anne Mc Hugh, Education Officer with Donegal ETB notes that a PLC course offers a perfect bridge for students which links second level with third level. “Students often experience a significant difference in the teaching and learning environment at third level.The teaching approach at PLC level successfully uses a combination of the highly personalised second level approach and the self-directed focus of third level thereby equipping the student with an excellent set of learning tools and skills for future study.A wide range of disciplines are covered including business/ebusiness, marketing, computing, sport and leisure, art craft and design, tourism, horticulture, childcare & nursing etc.Acceptance to courses is by application form and/or interview. For any further information on any of these courses see contact details below:Errigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.07491 21047www.errigalcollege.ieSt. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs, Co.Donegal.07497 31491stcatherines@donegaletb.ieFinn Valley College, Drumboe Lower, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.07491 31684finnvalleycollege@donegaletb.ieColáiste Phobail Cholmcille, Tory Island, Co. Donegal074 91 65448cpcthorai@donegaletb.ieDONEGAL ETB LAUNCH WIDE RANGE OF FETAC PLC COURSES THIS AUTUMN was last modified: August 26th, 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:BusinessDonegal ETBFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Encouragement for Liverpool and Everton as rumoured target hints at PSG exit

first_imgLiverpool and Everton target Presnel Kimpembe has claimed he must be playing first team football at his age – and says he has been flattered by interest from Monaco.The Merseyside clubs have both been linked with the promising PSG talent, who has emerged as one of the best young defenders in French football.However he has reportedly grown frustrated by his lack of game time and there are question marks surrounding his future following just four Ligue 1 appearances so far this season.Now Kimpembe, 20, says he must be playing more regularly and is hoping to receive assurances regarding his future this summer – which could open the door for Liverpool or Everton to swoop.He told Le Parisien: “At my age, you have to play. “We’ll see this summer what will be offered to me. I know what I’m capable of. “I have experienced the level of Ligue 1 and I know I can play.”As well as the interest from England, AS Monaco are also big admirers of the youngster and it was reported that they had a January approach rebuffed by their Ligue 1 rivals.Kimpembe added: “Such interest is flattering. But I am under contract with PSG until 2018 and I really did not think about it this winter.” Presnel Kimpembe in action for Paris Saint-Germain 1last_img read more

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Belanger being careful with injury

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – Pavol Demitra has scored the big goals, Mathieu Garon has made the big saves and Mattias Norstrom has patrolled the blue line with tremendous success, but if a vote was to be taken to determine the Kings’ first-half MVP, Eric Belanger would get significant support. Belanger, who has long been one of the Kings’ best defensive forwards, has developed an offensive flair this season, which is why Belanger and the Kings are being cautious about his groin injury. “He’s on the puck more,” Murray said. “He’s quicker, he’s on the puck and there’s more battle in his game. The first thing Luc will tell you is, ‘Well, the coach is using me more,’ and the first thing the coach will tell you is that the reason I’m using him more is that he’s doing those things. The player always says, ‘Play me more and I’ll play better,’ and the coach always says, ‘Play better and I’ll play you more.”‘ Robitaille, who is one goal from tying Marcel Dionne’s franchise record of 550, has said he simply needed time to play his way into shape after missing nine games with a broken bone in his leg. “I don’t know what the reason is,” Murray said. “Put it this way: I stand behind my reason to take him out, and I think there’s reason to play him more now. That’s always how we’ve operated. You earn your ice time, and Luc has earned his ice time.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “From the perspective of setting a date (for his return), it’s hard now,” Belanger said, “but if it keeps progressing the way it is now, I’d probably say after the road trip. “Every day is better. It’s been a progression.” Injury report: Pavol Demitra (leg bruise) will miss a second consecutive game tonight. There is little change in the status of the Kings’ other nine players, although coach Andy Murray indicated that both Jeff Cowan (groin) and George Parros (ankle) were possibilities to play tonight. Murray said the Kings have had trouble determining when and how Demitra got hurt, because they can’t find any obvious incident on the game tape. X-rays revealed only a bruise. He’s back: Luc Robitaille, who was benched for three games last month by Murray because of his perceived substandard play, is enjoying a resurgence. Robitaille has played at least 16 minutes in each of the last three games. He scored two games and has had a handful of other quality scoring chances. center_img Tonight’s game against the Mighty Ducks will mark the fifth consecutive game Belanger has missed with the second-degree strain, which is the second-most serious of the three categories. The Kings hoped Belanger might return for a two-game trip to Boston and Buffalo late this week, but that now seems unlikely. Belanger skated Sunday morning for the first time and said he felt good. last_img read more

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Martin Luther King weekend events

first_imgThe Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, will host several events. The influence of Martin Luther King Jr. on the lives of sports figures, jazz musicians and educators, 2 p.m. today. For reservations, call (310) 772-2526. “Citizen King,” a 2004 documentary on King’s life, wil be shown, 2 p.m. Monday. For reservations, call (310) 772-2527. An exhibit by the Los Angeles Ribet Academy depicting King’s contributions will be on display through Jan. 20. For more information, see www.museumoftolerance.com. Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring her father’s legacy, 9 a.m. Monday at the Soka Gakai International auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Kingdom Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday on Martin Luther King Boulevard, from Crenshaw Boulevard to Western Avenue. The two-mile parade, hosted by the Council on Racial Equality, will include numerous floats, marching bands, drill teams and local dignitaries. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will serve as grand marshal. “The Road to Civil Rights,” featuring a screening of “Negroes with Guns,” 4 p.m. Monday, West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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FANCY HAVING A ‘WHALE’ OF A TIME THIS SUNDAY?

first_imgWe could be having a ‘whale’ of a time around the Co Donegal coast if we simply looked below the surface.That’s the message from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group who have organised a Whale Watch Day this Sunday.The idea beyond the watch is to encourage people to keep aan eye out for the many species of whales, dolphins and other creatures around our coast. The day will also help the group compile data on the various species and their possible numbers around Donegal.Organisers are hoping they can spot many of the unique creatures around our waters including the massive Basking Shark and incredible Killer Whale.Wildlife Ranger Emmett Johnston says he is hoping for a calm day so watchers can get the perfect view of all the is out in the water.People are being encouraged to bring binoculars and to dress properly for outdoor conditions. There will be no boat trips and there are no guarantees that whales or dolphins will be seen during the event. The Malin Head whale watch will take place from 2pm-5pm. For more information, contact Emmett on 087 2867055. FANCY HAVING A ‘WHALE’ OF A TIME THIS SUNDAY? was last modified: August 15th, 2012 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:Basking SharksEmmett JohnstonMalin Headwhaleslast_img read more

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A CHRISTMAS CARD FROM DONEGAL DAILY TO YOU!

first_imgWe would like to take this opportunity to thank our thousands of readers from Stranorlar to Sydney and from Buncrana to Boston, a very Happy Christmas.Forgive us if we don’t update your favourite local online read as often as we usually do today. We’re planning on breaking the world turkey-sandwich eating record in between watching hours of television!We hope you all have a great day! A CHRISTMAS CARD FROM DONEGAL DAILY TO YOU! was last modified: December 25th, 2012 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:Christmas cardDonegal Dailylast_img read more