Everton manager search: Toffees step up Ronald Koeman chase

first_img Ronald Koeman with former Everton boss Roberto Martinez 1 Everton are growing increasingly confident of luring Ronald Koeman away from Southampton, according to reports.The Toffees are still searching for a new boss after sacking Roberto Martinez earlier this month.Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is understood to have earmarked Koeman as his top choice to succeed the Spaniard.Koeman has worked wonders at Southampton since arriving at St Mary’s in 2014 and the south coast club are hoping to tie him down to a new contract.But the Dutchman, who has a year left on his current deal, has yet to commit his future to the Saints.And, according to the Daily Mirror, Moshiri is confident of he can turn Koeman’s head by offer him a huge contract and transfer warchest.Everton are hoping for a positive development over the 53-year-old this week but are also talking to other candidates if they cannot convince him to leave Southampton.Unai Emery – who masterminded Sevilla’s third successive Europa League success earlier this month – is on their list of contenders.last_img read more

FUNDING BONANZA AS EUROPE TO SPEND ANOTHER €200 MILLION ON PEACE PROGRAMME – MEP GALLAGHER

first_imgPat The Cope Gallagher MEPIreland Midlands / North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has confirmed today that the total budget for the PEACE programme for the period 2014 to 2020 will be EUR 200 million.Mr Gallagher also confirmed that in the coming weeks a public consultation on the draft operational programme will be launched.The announcement is a major boost for many Donegal groups which rely on PEACE funding. The main aims of the PEACE Programme are to reinforce progress towards a peaceful and stable society in the Border Region and the North and to promote reconciliation by assisting projects which help to reconcile communities and contribute towards a shared society.Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP stated in the European Parliament: “The EU budget agreement provides a special allocation of EUR 150 million to continue the PEACE programme. An additional contribution by the British government will bring the total amount available under the fund for the period 2014 to 2020 to EUR 200 million.“The PEACE programme is vitally important to Northern Ireland and the entire border region of Ireland including the counties of Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal. The EU has contributed over EUR 1.5 billion to the PEACE fund since its inception in 1994.“I understand that a draft operational programme will be reviewed by both the Irish and British Governments. And I expect that a full public consultation will be launched on the draft programme in the next number of weeks.” MEP Gallagher concluded “I strongly believe that the extension of the programme will further help to develop peace and reconciliation on the Island of Ireland. I cannot underestimate the importance of the role played by the EU in the Irish peace process through the PEACE programme and separately through the International Fund for Ireland.” FUNDING BONANZA AS EUROPE TO SPEND ANOTHER €200 MILLION ON PEACE PROGRAMME – MEP GALLAGHER was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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:200M euroPat The Cope GallagherPEACE fundinglast_img read more

NON-STOP CHARITY DRIVE LEAVES DONEGAL FOR SPAIN FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY

first_imgThree shopping centre managers from Donegal, Galway and Laois set out on an innovative charity fundraiser in aid of Relay For Life Donegal and the Irish Cancer Society today.Non-Stop Charity Drive from Malin Head to Tarifa, Spain for Irish Cancer Society – Three shopping centre managers from Donegal, Galway and Laois set out on an innovative charity fundraiser in aid of Relay For Life Donegal and the Irish Cancer Society today. Brian McCracken, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Páraic Naughton from Galway Shopping Centre and Kevin Doyle from Laois Shopping Centre left Donegal this morning to undertake a non-stop charity drive to Spain in a Kia Sorento sponsored by Inishowen Motors in Donegal.Photo- Clive WassonBrian McCracken, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Páraic Naughton from Galway Shopping Centre and Kevin Doyle from Laois Shopping Centre left Donegal this morning to undertake a non-stop charity drive to Spain in a Kia Sorento sponsored by Inishowen Motors in Donegal.The trio departed from Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head in Donegal at 8.30am and are expected to reach Spain’s most southerly point, Tarifa at approximately 9.00pm on Wednesday, 6th April. The non-stop drive is expected to take 37 hours and the shopping centre managers will take it in turns to drive the 151 Kia Sorento throughout the journey.CEO of Irish Cancer Society, John McCormack and Mark Mellett, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Cancer Society, will meet the three men at Irish Cancer Society offices in Dublin to wish them well on their charity challenge, before they board the ferry to Holyhead.John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “As an independent charity, the Irish Cancer Society relies on initiatives such as this to continue to fund our work. We are the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland and we provide free services to cancer patients and their families in Donegal and across the country. I would like to thank Brian, Páraic and Kevin for taking on this big challenge and in turn for supporting Relay For Life Donegal and the Irish Cancer Society. It is a fantastic achievement and we wish them the very best of luck with the remainder of their journey.”After the two hour sailing from Dublin, Brian, Páraic and Kevin will make the journey to Dover, Kent where they will board another ferry to Calais, France. They’ll continue to drive across France and into Spain for the final stage of the 1,932 mile trek to Tarifa. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Brian McCracken, manager of Letterkenny Shopping Centre.He said “This is the third year that myself, Páraic and Kevin have come together to raise money for charities and we’re delighted to be getting behind the Irish Cancer Society this year. We launched the charity challenge a few weeks ago with the Relay For Life Donegal team and we had a great response. The sponsorship from Inishowen Motors, Top Oil, Atlantic Travel and P&O and Irish Ferries has been a real boost to the cause and we’d like to thank them for their support. We know how hard it is for charities out there, so we’re just trying to raise some awareness and funds to help support the great work of the Irish Cancer Society and Relay for Life Donegal.”Seamus McLaughlin, Inishowen Motors, said: “We’re delighted to support the efforts of Brian and his colleagues. When they came to us earlier this year and told us that they were trying to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society, we were only too happy to offer one of our Kia Sorento’s for the journey. The new Kia Sorento is the perfect vehicle to make this trip and the whole team at Inishowen Motors wishes Brian and the boys all the best. We look forward to following their adventure over the next few days.”This is the third year that the trio have come together to raise money for charities and they have raised over €20,000 to date. Since 2013, the men have climbed Mt. Killimanjaro, pushed a trolley from Letterkenny to Laois, via Galway, cycled a trandem (3 man bike) from Malin to Mizen as well as trekking 115km of the Sahara Desert.For the journey to Tarifa, the Kia Sorento has been fitted with a tracker so members of the public can keep an eye on the trio’s progress by checking out the following link: http://threemendrive.wix.com/threemenin. The Irish Cancer Society is the national cancer charity providing free services to cancer patients and their families as well as funding collaborative cancer research. Relay For Life takes place on the 30th and 31st of May 2015 in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Visit www.cancer.ie/relayforlife to find out more. You can also support Relay For Life Donegal by texting ‘Relay’ to 50300 to donate €4. (100% of text cost goes to the Irish Cancer Society across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.26 will go to the Irish Cancer Society)NON-STOP CHARITY DRIVE LEAVES DONEGAL FOR SPAIN FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MAN FOUND WITH €120,000 OF CANNABIS IN GARAGE ESCAPES JAIL SENTENCE

first_imgA Lifford father-of-three found with €120,000 worth of cannabis in a garage at his home has walked free from court.Jason Mahon leaving Letterkenny Circuit Court. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Jason Mahon, 39, was charged with the cultivation of cannabis for sale or supply at his home on 1st November, 2012. Gardai raided Mahon’s home and found 126 cannabis plants and 2 kilograms of dried cannabis in a “room within a room” at his house.However, he told Gardai that he was merely growing the plants to pay off a drug debt to a gang.Investigating Garda Sgt Niall Boyle told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he and other Gardai raided Mahon’s home at 3.15pm and Mahon co-operated fully.He found the usual fans and lamps associated with growing cannabis and Mahon mad a full admission when questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.The court heard how Mahon had left school very early but had educated himself and had even started his own refrigeration business.In 2009 that business fell apart and Mahon found himself with money troubles and turned to drink and drugs.Sgt Boyle said the accused had planned to grow just one crop of cannabis to pay off his debt but that one crop soon turned to two.The court heard that Mahon’s addictions had cost him his marriage and his three young children but that he was trying to rebuild his life and saw his children every second weekend.He had attended the Whiteoaks Treatment Centre and was now working part-time.Mahon’s mother gave evidence that her son had become a changed man since he succumbed to addictions but the only thing sh now wanted was her old son back.Judge Francis Comerford said the fact that such charges carried up to a 14 year prison sentence demonstrated how serious they were.However, he said he accepted that Mahon was pressurised and vulnerable when growing the cannabis.After consulting with the probation services, he sentenced Mahon to 160 hours community service in lieu of there years in prison.He also ordered him to enter a probation bond with the probation service and to follow their instructions for three years.On laving the court Mahon thanked the judge.A destruction order was also made for the seized cannabis.MAN FOUND WITH €120,000 OF CANNABIS IN GARAGE ESCAPES JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cannabiscourtDONGALdrugsGardaiJason MahonLiffordlast_img read more

Lowering the bar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsChatsworth Disgraceful behavior Re “Barbaro’s injury mars race” (May 22): The tragic accident of the horse at Pimlico race course causes one to wonder about all sporting events. Clearly the horse was over-bred for racing, resulting in massive upper body muscles, and legs which could not withstand the stress. But what about basketball, where 7-foot giants dominate the sport? Is this really fair? In football we are constantly treated to brutish behavior, which is tolerated in the name of winning. In hockey, fighting and rough play are adored by the fans. In baseball, steroid and other drug use have made headlines. All in the name of superior performance. In all cases fans continue to support their favorite sport while shaking their heads. As a nation we have descended into the depths of disgraceful behavior. Unfortunately there is no answer. Re “How much drug use is too much?”: Now that the Los Angeles Police Department will hire those who have experimented with drugs, including cocaine, one can imagine future LAPD recruitment ads: “Have you ever done drugs, held up a bank, beat your spouse, kicked your dog, committed burglary, rape, auto theft or arson? No problem. Are you a high school dropout, an illegal alien, unable to read, speak or understand English? No problem.” As long as you say you’ll try to turn over a new leaf, you too can join the LAPD. However, you must first consent to a photo op with Mayor Villaraigosa. – David Silverman – Sion Colvin Woodland Hills National language Re “Amid debate, Senate declares English national language” (May 19): I understand that Mayor Villaraigosa was not pleased with the U.S. Congress voting a bill that makes English our official language. The mayor indicated that Congress had more important problems than to vote on such a measure (or words to that effect). While Congress was voting on that issue, isn’t it true that you were speaking at a news conference of la raza, and we all know where they stand on issues? And by the way, Mr. Mayor, what is the “national” language of Mexico and is everything there printed in Spanish and English? – Brad Accosta Tujunga Remember Ike? Re “Stopping the influx” (Your Opinions, May 19): Regarding Bobbi Leigh Zito’s letter stating that President George W. Bush has done more to stop illegal immigrants than any other president in history: Perhaps she should check her facts. President Dwight Eisenhower deported 2.1 million illegals during Operation Wetback in 1953 and 1954 after which illegal immigration ceased to be a problem for at least 10 years. President Bush has nowhere near that kind of political backbone. – David E. Mertens Granada Hills Especially Democrats Re “Amid debate, Senate declares English national language” (May 19): The Senate is ready to declare English as the national language; and as usual the Democrats are against it as Sen. Reid denounced it as racist. It appears, once again, these politicians care nothing for the country, but only to put themselves in the limelight, especially if you are a Democrat. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa, a Republican from California, in 1976, tried to introduce the English-language amendment. He was too far in the future to be heard. – Joseph Nicassio Valencia Keep your sarcasm Re “Round ’em up” (Your opinions, May 21): A day when your homes, businesses and most of your precious possessions are just taken, your entire family scared, in the middle of the night, escapes to the fields and hiding for days, weeks or months and have to come out for capture due to death from starvation or thirst of a family member(s), and taken to camps for their “protection,” you, Gus Torres, may bring up Manzanares; until then, how dare you try to compare today’s “illegals” to what happened to us just a generation ago. Yet, did you see us march out in mass, disrupting society crying out for rights? No. Rather, we cinched our pants and made the best with what we had. Fighting horrendous racism, including rocks thrown at children on up, we overcame. So please, stop the over-exaggerations, and out-of-place sarcasm and overcome. – Phil Okuyama Winnetka Mission College While attending the last Cesar Chavez rally and march, I was very distressed to hear what I can only believe was a threat to Mission College coming from the main stage. “We will be coming for you” was proclaimed loud and clear. As a foundation board member at the college I knew this type of rhetoric was not only volatile but very detrimental to the college. Mission College is a facility for individuals of all ethnic groups and any attempt to frame it as a “Chicano” institution will be opposed. Too many people have worked too hard to bring the Northeast Valley this quality center for education. – Dave Hernandez Foundation board Mission College Refunds for taxpayers Illegal immigration costs the overburdened taxpayers approximately $68 billion each year. Isn’t it time that the federal government refund these costs to the cities, counties and states using the foreign aid money that is slated to go to the homeland of the illegal immigrants? – William R. Zelenka Granada Hills National debt Is anyone else out there, besides me, concerned about our $9 trillion national debt? Since George W. Bush came into power, the national debt has increased by trillions of dollars. Our kids will have to pay this off. Just the interest on this debt is over $300 billion per year. – Bill Britt San Fernando High school exit exam A student has successfully completed 12 years of public school, but didn’t take/pass the High School Exit Exam. They should: Get a diploma just like a student who did pass. Get nada. Drop out. Receive a diploma just as students have over the last century, but without the exit exam endorsement. If a school or job requires the “EEE” then the student better pass the test. Need only pass the exit exam and forget about attending school altogether. Choose the best answer. Begin. Pssst! (I got a “D.” What did you get?) – Robert Allen Karon Encino Duh! Vinci? The Gospels are in “fact” fiction. There are no copies of an original Gospel. Every word found in written form was written down many centuries after the so-called fact. That is what the church is worried about. They bank on the people’s ignorance of history of these facts. “The Da Vinci Code,” on the other hand, has an original text. The writer says it is fiction. Writing fiction about fiction leaves the writer free to not worry about the facts. The Bible needs a disclaimer, not the “Code.” Duh. – Dick Denne Toluca Lake Plain English My grandparents, parents and I were all born in the United States and I have spoken the English language all my life. How can you help me understand the complicated propositions and issues with all their double talk? Each side is written so that it sounds good for their side. Never mind other languages, just use plain English. – Celia De La O Arleta The border qualifies Re “Governor seeks info before he sics Guard” (May 18): Sacramento doesn’t want troops on the border … they want to save them for disasters. Hello? The border is a disaster. – Barbara Graham Sherman Oaks160Want 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

DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENSWILLY V KILCAR

first_imgKilcar captain Mark McHugh celebrates earlier this season when Kilcar won the All-Ireland Gaeltacht title, he’ll be hoping he gets his hands on the Dr Maguire later next month.The clash between current Donegal SFC champions Glenswilly and Kilcar is without doubt the most intriguing match down for decision this weekend.Glenswilly narrowly defeated Kilcar at the quarter-final stage of the championship last year, after both sides progressed from the same group.There was annoyance expressed from both clubs last season, when despite the fact they played each other in the group stages, they met again at the quarter-final stage. That won’t happen this year as the county board have decided that teams who faced each other in the groups will be kept apart in the last eight.Glenswilly had a fantastic season last year, after their championship success they embarked on a fairy-tale run in the Ulster SFC, reaching the final before being defeated by a strong Ballinderry side.Kilcar have had a fantastic season and currently sit top of the All-County League Division One table.They also landed the All-Ireland Gaeltacht title earlier in the year. They’ve been knocking at the door for a number of years, and many feel they’re primed to end their drought and win the Donegal SFC this season.A quick look at their squad and you can see the quality they possess in their ranks.Patrick McBrearty, Stephen McBrearty, Mark McHugh, Ryan McHugh, Eoin McHugh, Michael Hegarty, Ashley Carr and Ciaran McGinley are all top players who will have a big bearing on whether or not Kilcar will be successful this season.Glenswilly will again look to Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher for inspiration, but they’ll be ably assisted by Gary McFadden, Ciaran Bonner and Caolan Kelly.It promises to be a cracking match and with home advantage Glenswilly will be fancied. However, Kilcar have a great squad and players desperate for success, and have enough quality to go to Glenswilly and win.VERDICT – KILCARDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENSWILLY V KILCAR was last modified: September 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:Donegal SFCglenswillykilcarnewsSportlast_img read more

All set for Bill Hunter and Winifred Gallagher Memorial race at Cranford AC

first_imgSaturday saw two of our athletes head to Gransha in Derry for the North West Cross Country competition. On what was a beautiful sunny day there was a large turnout for all the races. Molly Trearty ran in the mixed u16 race where she had a great run over the 3500m course and kept in contention for the whole race finishing strongly to come home in 4th place. Bridie Trearty was up next in the mixed Senior race and with over 260 competitors had to dig deep to keep with the lead group throughout the 6000m course and after a great run came home in 3rd place in her age category.  On Boxing Day Cranford AC will host the Bill Hunter and Winifred Gallagher Memorial race in Cranford Park at 12.30pm for juveniles and 1.30pm for the senior race and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible out to enjoy what is always a great day with prize-giving afterwards at the Beach Hotel, Downings. All set for Bill Hunter and Winifred Gallagher Memorial race at Cranford AC was last modified: December 19th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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

‘GREASE’ IS THE WORD FOR STUDENTS OF BUNCRANA!

first_imgGrease was certainly the word in Buncrana this week when the students of Crana College staged the hit musical.The show, which was staged at St Mary’s Hall, was a sell-out and finishes tonight.The show, which was produced and directed by Laura Keogh, was hailed as a huge success. Principal Liam Galbraith said the show had brought a great buzz to the college and was a credit to producer Ms Keogh as well as the students, parents and teachers of the school.‘GREASE’ IS THE WORD FOR STUDENTS OF BUNCRANA! was last modified: November 18th, 2011 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:buncranaCRANA COLLEGEGREASElast_img read more

Striker left out of QPR’s squad for visit to Germany

first_imgJay Bothroyd has been left out of QPR’s pre-season trip to Germany.The striker, who has attracted interest from Celtic and a number of Championship clubs, has fallen further down the pecking order at Loftus Road this summer.Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves will travel with the squad and is expected to feature in at least one of Rangers’ friendlies.Summer signing Ryan Nelsen is also scheduled to fly out following his involvement with New Zealand’s Olympic team.Mark Hughes’ side play Turkish club Trabzonspor on Saturday and Augsburg seven days later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

The Biocep R Project Brings Open Science to the Cloud

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The explosion of “big data” has prompted many people to ask the question “How will we store all this data?” And while cloud computing offers the promise of infinite scalability for storage, the Biocep R Project hopes to address two related questions associated with the growth of big data: “How will we analyze all this data?” and, more importantly, “How can we analyze it virtually?”As the name suggests, the Biocep R Project is built on R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics that’s described as “the lingua franca of data analysis.” But despite its increasing use, R has several shortcomings in terms of standardization, usability and collaboration.Science and Statistics, VirtuallyTo address these shortcomings, Kalim Chime has created the Biocep R Project. It is an open source Java solution for integrating and virtualizing access to the R engines. Biocep provides a framework for access to the computational resources associated with R, but it also enables collaborative R sessions, with multiple web users connecting simultaneously to an R server. It also enables elastic computing across any number of virtual machines in order to solve complex statistical and analytical problems. As Chime writes in a white paper on the project, “Biocep combines the capabilities of R and the flexibility of a Java based distributed system to create a tool of considerable power and utility.”Using the Biocep R platform, Chime has also built Elastic-R, a portal that enables statisticians, financial analysts, students and so on to work with R engines and use their full capabilities from within simple browsers. A real-time cloud-based e-learning system, Elastic-R allows users to to share and reuse functions, algorithms, user interfaces, R sessions, and servers. Open, Distributed Science through VirtualizationUsing these tools, any number of geographically distributed users can collaborate simultaneously on scientific projects, using the same virtual machine, the same analytic tool, the same data.As virtualization removes the requirements for local computational power and storage, perhaps we will see a more distributed, more open, and more participatory science as well, extending research and analysis beyond major research universities and computing centers. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more