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Month: December 2019


first_img1 Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Manchester City’s Champions League Group D opener against Juventus, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.The Argentina striker suffered a knee injury in a challenge from Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League win at Selhurst Park on Saturday.Aguero did not train with the rest of the squad ahead of Tuesday’s European encounter at the Etihad Stadium and Pellegrini later revealed he would not play in the match.Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Pellegrini said: “Sergio is not fit for tomorrow. He has a kick in his knee. It is difficult for him.”Aguero, last season’s top scorer, could return for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham.Pellegrini said: “I hope so but we must wait. We will see this afternoon how long it will be.”On the positive side, David Silva and Raheem Sterling, who missed the Palace game with ankle and hamstring problems respectively, did both train and will be expected to be fit.Samir Nasri and Fernandinho both sat out the full session because of minor knocks but Pellegrini said he hoped “both will be 100 per cent fit tomorrow”. Sergio Aguero last_img read more


first_img Wembley Stadium 1 England’s friendly with France WILL go ahead at Wembley on Tuesday night, the French Football Federation have confirmed.The terrorist attacks across Paris on Friday, which claimed the lives of more than 128 people, had left the match in severe doubt.The English FA announced late on Friday that they would hold discussions with their French counterparts over whether to cancel their Euro 2016 warm-up clash next week.But the FFF have decided that, in a show of defiance, the match should still be played.“President Noel Le Graet confirmed on Saturday that the match between England and France scheduled for Tuesday November 17 (8pm local time) at Wembley will still take place,” read an FFF statement.Three of the victims of the terrorist attacks across the French capital were killed in explosions outside the Stade de France during France’s friendly with Germany.President Francois Hollande was among thousands of football fans watching the match, which continued to its conclusion.A total of six locations were attacked in and just outside Paris, with at least 128 feared dead.UEFA issued a brief statement on Saturday morning regarding the attacks.It read: “UEFA is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events which occurred in Paris last night and wishes to express its support and solidarity to France and to those affected by these horrible acts.”last_img read more


first_imgRepublic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has reflected on his side’s “torturous” journey to Euro 2016, and has told talkSPORT he is “absolutely delighted” to be joining the other home nations teams in next summer’s finals.After ending their qualifying campaign in third behind world champions Germany and Poland in Group D, Irish hopes rested in the playoffs and they deservedly secured their spot with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Bosnia on Monday.The Aviva Stadium was awash in green and white as the team and their jubilant fans were left to celebrate the end of a long road, which saw them fall just short of automatic progression despite a brilliant win and draw double against the Germans.But the dogged determination former Aston Villa boss O’Neill has installed in this Irish team eventually won the day, as a double from Stoke forward Jonathan Walters ensured the Republic will join their neighbours in France next year.“There can be no doubt about it, we’re delighted to be there,” O’Neill told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“We’re absolutely delighted to be joining Roy Hodgson and England, Michael O’Neill who has done splendidly with Northern Ireland and Chris Coleman who has done great with Wales.“It’s been called torturous route to the finals, and that might just sum it up. It was long journey, we played 12 games including the two play-off matches and there were times over the course of the competition when we thought it might have been a bit of a struggle to qualify.“So for us to be there with them, when it maybe didn’t look possible a couple of months ago, I’m delighted.”Listen to the full interview with Martin O’Neill on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above!last_img read more


first_imgFA Cup special – Join comedy duo Jon Richardson and Matt Forde for a lighthearted look at the weekend’s third round fixtures!last_img


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“They’ve been trickling in all day,” said Doreen Clay, a Pierce College spokeswoman. “In past times, we’ve had alpacas, tortoises, goats and donkeys. The trailers keep coming in and they expect to be open all night.” Due to the difficulties of containing them, the center does not accept stallions. It encourages owners to bring a water tub and medicine, as well as food, if possible. There is no charge for services. For more information, owners can call the command center at (818)991-6384. brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738 WOODLAND HILLS – As the smoke crept across the sky, horse owners haltered their mounts and led them to safe ground. More than 80 horses checked in to the Los Angeles County Equine Response Team command center at Pierce College by 7 p.m. Spooked by the unfamiliar environs, they stomped their hooves and whinnied. “They’re all frightened,” Linda Howell, a volunteer and Pierce College employee. “All we can do is give them home, food and water. We make them as comfortable as we can.” The 24-hour centers will remain open until the crisis subsides. Owners can stay with their horses and other large animals to try to provide comfort. 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


first_imgL-R Donegal representatives, Cllr Jack Murray, Pearse Doherty TD, Simon Gillespie, and Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD after the launch of Sinn Féin’s Job Creation Proposals for Young PeopleYOUTH unemployment in Co Donegal now stands at 49%, Sinn Fein said today.In run up to the National Budget the party has launched proposals to tackle the youth unemployment crisis.The launch which took place in Leinster House was headed up by Donegal County Councillor Jack Murray along with a number of young Sinn Féin representatives from across Ireland. Cllr Murray Ireland joined Ireland’s youngest Oireachtas member, Kathryn Reilly, and Mayor of Dundalk, Jennifer Green, in order to give a briefing on the document to the youth sector and representatives of national youth organistions.Speaking after the launch Cllr Murray said:“A shocking 49% of people aged 18-25 in Donegal are unemployed, thousands more have emigrated.“This is a crisis. Sinn Féin is bringing forward our view of what needs to be done to tackle youth unemployment in Ireland today. Facilitating emigration is not an acceptable response. Young Irish people deserve a chance and deserve an active government that actually does something about youth unemployment and doesn’t just talk about it.“We are proposing specific pro-youth jobs policies like extending all CE schemes to everybody under 25 and moving to a situation where all young people unemployed for three months are assessed and given the training or employment opportunities they require. This stands in direct opposition to the government’s hands-off approach to youth unemployment. “We would also rework or scrap anti-youth jobs policies like raising the retirement age and JobBridge. Additionally we will explain how a stimulus package and budget as outlined by Sinn Féin would benefit young people and young unemployed people in particular by kick-starting economic growth and shifting the tax burden onto those workers most able to pay.” DONEGAL YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AT 49%, SAYS SINN FEIN was last modified: November 28th, 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:DONEGAL YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AT 49%SAYS SINN FEINlast_img read more


first_imgArena 7 celebrated ten incredible years in business with a sensational night of entertainment last Friday evening.Enda, Claire and all the staff at Arena 7 would like to thank everyone who attended the celebration and helped make the night a terrific success.They want to thank all their loyal customers for all their support over the last decade as they strive to maintain the success they’ve already achieved. To check out more photos from the night, or to check out some of the offers available at Arena 7 then go on their Facebook now.https://www.facebook.com/Arena7 PICTURE SPECIAL – ARENA 7 CELEBRATE TEN INCREDIBLE YEARS IN BUSINESS was last modified: September 11th, 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:Arena 7BusinessFeaturesnewspicture speciallast_img read more


first_imgMarine Blast and MalinWaters have come together to expand the extensive marine directory that exists on the Marine Blast mobile app to now include listings for North West Ireland including Donegal and Sligo, plus Northern Ireland.This app now provides a one stop shop for information on sailing and other coastal activities in these regions.The Sail West project was originally launched on July 1, 2010 and is an EU project led by Donegal County Council. The MalinWaters consumer brand was developed as a result of the Sail West Project – a €7.4M Marine Tourism initiative that continues to promote marine tourism, linking the coastlines of Donegal, Sligo, Northern Ireland and the West of Scotland. Director of Service from Donegal County Council, Mr. Michael O’hEanaigh commented: “The new alliance with Marine Blast to include listings for North West Ireland and Northern Ireland on the mobile app is another step towards connecting our necklace of marinas with the West of Scotland and promoting sailing and other marine tourism activities through continued marketing of the MalinWaters brand.“We are continuing to develop new facilities with the recent completion of the new marina at Bunagee and Killybegs to follow in the future. Our goal is to open up our waters on the Wild Atlantic Way to encourage the sailing communities from further afield to experience the wonderful scenic coastline and wealth of marine tourism activities on offer here,” he said.MalinWaters is part financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through INTERREG IVA Cross-Border Programme managed by the Special European Unions Programmes Body with co-funding provided by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in the Republic of Ireland.This new relationship means the Marine Blast Marine Directory Scotland app now covers marinas and facilities in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland and gives a wider audience for this powerful marine tourism tool. Acting as a series of stepping stones, it doesn’t lead you on a fixed route, but gives you options to design your holiday in the way you want. The app has been designed with the sailor, whether experienced or recreational, in mind. Easy navigation is essential and is delivered either by tapping on a category, or viewing it on a map ¬ perfect when you want to find the nearest supplier of what you need!Marine Blast Multimedia’s Iain Hurrel explained: “We don’t know where journeys are started so it’s important we cover as many routes as possible. We want everyone who goes out onto the water to have the best experience they can. It’s our job to make their journey comfortable and, give them information from activities and events to sail repair and engine services – which they might need. That’s why we’re so delighted with our new relationship with MalinWaters“Northern Ireland is only 12 miles (as the crow flies) from Kintyre. We share many of the same opportunities for water based activities; indeed we welcome some of their best yachtsmen to regattas across Scotland every year.“Co-operation at this level is a no-brainer ¬ we have worked hard to make the app, which is free to download and free to be listed on, the biggest in Scotland. Sharing data between ourselves and our colleagues in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland can only strengthen marine tourism on the Atlantic coast,” he said.The Marine Blast App is available for iPhone and developers of the app will soon be launching it on Android.App Availability The app is available to download free from the iTunes App Store and will soon be available on Android.Download App – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id682499240?mt=8&affId=1860684MARINE APP PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP was last modified: August 11th, 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:Donegal County CouncilMalinWatersMARINE APPlast_img read more


first_imgScotland travel to Metz for a friendly against France, nine years after a very memorable meeting in Paris.In 2007, James McFadden’s 30-yard screamer secured a second successive victory against France in their Euro 2008 qualifying group.As usual the Tartan Army support was there in its thousands, though Scotland still failed to qualify. However, for a moment fans were dreaming of a first appearance at a major international tournament since 1998.Here, talkSPORT looks at that wonderful strike.last_img read more


first_imgThat decision is being made by the U.S. Olympic Committee, which is conducting a separate investigation into sexual harassment allegations levied against Nardiello. “Someone in the organization probably has to make some decision soon about what happens with the World Cup,” USBSF president Jim Shea Sr. said. “As of right now, Tim’s still under suspension and he will stay that way until we have some kind of resolution. There’s always that hope that we can get it resolved.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonNardiello has been on paid administrative leave since Saturday, one day after skeleton slider Felicia Canfield came forward with allegations that the coach tried to touch her, kiss her, and spoke to her and other female athletes inappropriately. The mother of 2002 Olympic gold medalist Tristan Gale made similar claims on her daughter’s behalf, and another athlete has since come forward to say she heard Nardiello make inappropriate comments, Shea said. Shea would not identify the latest athlete to make allegations against Nardiello, other than saying that the athlete – like Gale and Canfield – is not under consideration for this year’s Olympic roster. The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation’s board will meet today, hoping to resolve embattled coach Tim Nardiello’s immediate status with the national team. The meeting could determine whether Nardiello will fly with the U.S. skeleton team to Germany for World Cup training on Thursday, but it’s unlikely to seal the coach’s fate with regard to the Olympics. center_img 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