‘Enough is enough!’ – Liverpool fan creates fundraising page in bid to get Brendan Rodgers sacked

first_imgOnly two people have jumped on board the cause so far, with 15 euros currently raised, but it should still be an alarming incident for Rodgers.Michael Gavin established the idea following the heavy United defeat, and wrote the following description to accompany the ‘gofundme’ page:“Brendan Rodgers’ time is up. There’s not much more of this insipid football anyone can take, from the horrific signings to the tired cliches used in the media week in, week out. Enough is enough.“It’s reported that it will take €10 million to sack him so this page has been set up to show FSG that LFC fans are so desperate to get rid of him that we are willing to pay for his sacking.“Please donate whatever money you can and share this page across all your social media pages.”Is he right? Is Rodgers’ time up on Merseyside? Vote here. Times are tough for Liverpool fans.A second successive humiliating league defeat, the latter coming against their great rivals Manchester United on Saturday, has scuppered any cause for optimism after a promising start to the campaign.The Reds were abject at best during their 3-1 reverse at Old Trafford, and many of the Anfield faithful saw the display as the final nail in Brendan Rodgers’ managerial coffin.One dismayed supporter in particular has gone to real extremes to voice his displeasure, taking to crowdfunding in an attempt to get the Ulsterman sacked. Brendan Rodgers 2 2last_img read more

‘We were the better team’, claims Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini after defeat to Arsenal

first_imgManuel Pellegrini insists his Manchester City side were the better team despite losing 2-1 away to Arsenal on Monday night.City were blown away by two first half goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud before Yaya Toure’s late goal sparked a late onslaught.And even though Arsenal missed a number of chances to extend their lead, Pellegrini – who is under pressure with reports that Pep Guardiola is set to replace him in the summer – pointed to the statistics to back up his assertions.“I am not unhappy with the performance,” said Pellegrini.“I think we played better than Arsenal. The different in statistics in the game show we had more possession, more attempts and more shots on target.“Football is decided in two or three points that we made, especially a mistake for the second goal.”last_img read more

COST OF BROADBAND SCHEME ‘TOO HIGH’ TO GET GO-AHEAD

first_imgA BROADBAND provider is unlikely to spend up to €15M on a high speed internet services in Letterkenny.Conal Henry is the boss of Enet, the company charged with bringing fibre networks to 94 towns in the State, is however looking at the possibility of connecting 10,000 homes in the town.Mr Henry stressed that Enet was still examining what would be a tough business case for the investment and that it was far from certain that such a deployment would proceed. Eircom has already announced it has plans to make Letterkenny an e-town – providing next generation internet access for the town.Industry sources say the Eircom proposition and the huge cost of providing a fibre network may scupper Enet’s plans.COST OF BROADBAND SCHEME ‘TOO HIGH’ TO GET GO-AHEAD was last modified: September 9th, 2011 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)last_img read more

EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY LAUNCH 2014 BROCHURE

first_imgThe Earagail Arts Festival have officially launched a jam-packed, fun-filled festival programme at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny today. Now in its 26th year, the festival is a two week celebration of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus and carnival.Taking place from Saturday, 12th – 26th July, Earagail Arts Festival is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way. This year’s festival has something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world.The launch was attended by a host of special guests and friends of the festival and included a range of performances by local musicians and artists.The festival’s centre-piece production is ‘Fiesta’, a new play celebrating one of the finest dance halls in Ireland. Running from Saturday 12th to Monday 14th July, ‘Fiesta’ is a not-to-be-missed celebration of the music, memories and stories that made the Fiesta Ballroom in Letterkenny so unique.Other highlights of the festival programme include ‘I Do’, ‘Bombino’, ‘Melting Pod Finale, ‘Imaginarium’ and ‘The Drive-In.’ Donegal County Manager, Mr. Seamus Neely said, “I am delighted to welcome this 26th edition of the Earagail Arts Festival, which continues to act as an annual high profile focus in the county for the very best of contemporary and traditional, local and visiting Irish and international arts.“This year’s festival has benefited from the input of a rich vein of artistic partners which together showcase the vibrancy, resilience, depth of imagination and community focus that characterises the cultural sector in the county today.Adding to this, Úna Mc Carthy, Head of Festivals & Events, Arts Council of Ireland said, “The Earagail Arts Festival exudes a strong sense of place and identity and continues to deliver a high quality programme which reaches audiences in strategic and surprising ways.Festival Director, Paul Brown said, “Earagail Arts Festival is synonymous with award-winning, ground-breaking international and national music, theatre and visual arts.“The 2014 programme presents new drama that explores the changing patterns of social history in rural Ireland; new site specific theatre, street arts and spectacle; specially commissioned exposés of native spoken word and a host of international music collaborations that bring together local and international players from as far afield as Japan, Egypt, Spain and the United States. “This year we’re inviting everyone to come along and immerse themselves in the real culture of Donegal.Joan Crawford, Client Services Manager, Fáilte Ireland said, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to again support the Earagail Arts Festival as the flagship cultural event in Donegal with appeal to visitors from all over the world.“The festival achieved significant global recognition with its Homecoming Gathering event in 2013 which leaves it well positioned to grow international bednights for 2014.”Hosting a vibrant and varied programme throughout Inishowen, Letterkenny and west Donegal, Earagail Arts Festival features the best of local and international performances. Pick up a copy of the programme today and start planning your summer of festival fun. For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ieEaragail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY LAUNCH 2014 BROCHURE was last modified: June 4th, 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:BusinessEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Marcus Rashford will NOT be fast-tracked through England ranks – Southgate

first_imgManchester United striker Marcus Rashford will NOT be fast-tracked through the England ranks, insists Under-21s head coach Gareth Southgate.The 18-year-old has scored five goals in his first eight senior appearances for the Red Devils this season, including the winner in last week’s Manchester derby.Yet many have been surprised that the striker has only been called up to England’s Under-20s side during the international break.Rashford has previously played for the Under-16s and Under-18s and his form has led to speculation over a possible senior call-up.The links of Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all bumped up to the senior Three Lions side early in their careers, but Southgate is wary of rushing Rashford’s development, despite the blistering start to his career.“Probably the top talents in the world get into first teams very young and establish themselves very young,” he said ahead of England’s Under-21 European Championship qualifier in Switzerland on Saturday.“We are very conscious that when you promote a young player too quickly there can be fallout from that and at times the right thing is to move them back down and that is always more difficult.“Life is very different for someone like Marcus, who has just scored the winner in a Manchester derby.“At club level, at some point he might find himself in their under-21s side and that is a difficult process for a young person to deal with, so we don’t want to add to that internationally.“Let’s assess his progress. There is no rush. Roy has got a very settled squad and is very strong in that area of the pitch. Everyone I speak to at United says he’s very level-headed, so they don’t have concerns about his mentality, but of course his world has changed dramatically in the last few weeks.” 1 Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford has scored five senior goals this season last_img read more

$70 billion worth of war funding OK’d in Senate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBut the result on domestic spending created a divide between Republicans who thought it was a good deal, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and those who said it was too expensive and larded with pork-barrel spending. “We’ve held the line, achieved what everyone thought was the unachievable,” McConnell said. “We are very proud of this bill.” House Republicans and a few Senate GOP conservatives felt otherwise and were disappointed that Bush hadn’t taken a harder line in end-stage negotiations. The omnibus measure held to Bush’s “top line” for the one-third of the federal budget passed by Congress each year, but only through a combination of budget maneuvers that allowed Democrats to restore funding to budget accounts targeted by Bush and finance billions of dollars worth of lawmakers’ homestate projects. “Congress refuses to rein in its wasteful spending or curb its corruption,” said Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz. Conservatives estimated the measure contained at least $28 billion in domestic spending above Bush’s budget, funded by a combination of “emergency” spending, transfers from the defense budget, budget gimmicks and phantom savings. WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday night passed a spending bill combining funding for 14 Cabinet departments with $70 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. By a bipartisan 76-17 vote, senators approved the massive bill, which bundles 11 annual appropriations bills funding domestic agencies and the foreign aid budget for the budget year that began Oct. 1. Earlier, by a 70-25 vote in the Senate, President Bush and his GOP allies won a major victory in passing a measure providing $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – without restrictions that Democrats had insisted on for weeks. The twin votes sealed a budget deal between Bush and Democrats, ending months of battling over the budget. Bush was ready to sign the bill, assuming the war funding cleared the House on Wednesday. Twenty-one Democrats and Connecticut independent Joe Lieberman – who stood with Republicans at a post-vote news conference – voted with every Republican but Gordon Smith of Oregon to approve the Iraq funding. Democrats again failed to win votes to force removal of U.S. troops or set a nonbinding target to remove most troops by the end of next year. With Bush winning the $70 billion infusion of troop funding, other Republicans muted their criticism. “I do think the president has a victory here,” said House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo. Still, the win was hardly clear-cut for Republicans hoping the president would emerge from the monthslong battle with Democrats over the budget with a result that would more clearly demonstrate to core GOP voters the party’s commitment to fiscal discipline. While disappointed by ceding Iraq funding to Bush, Democrats hailed the pending appropriations bill for smoothing the rough edges of Bush’s February budget plan, which sought below-inflation increases for most domestic programs and contained numerous cutbacks and program eliminations. “The omnibus bill largely yields to the president’s top-line budget numbers, but it also addresses some of the bottom-line priorities of the American people,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. “The Grinch tried to steal Christmas, but we didn’t let him get all of it.” Democrats were able to fill in most of the cuts by using the very budgetary sleight of hand lambasted by conservative groups such as the Club for Growth and Citizens Against Government Waste. The White House, which maintained a hard line for months, has been far more forgiving in recent days, accepting $11 billion in “emergency” spending for veterans, drought relief, border security and firefighting accounts, among others. Other budget moves added billions more. The bill passed the House late Monday. Under an unusual legislative two-step, the Iraq portion of the bill would be returned to the House today, with Republicans supplying the winning margin. That vote, if successful, would send the entire omnibus bill to Bush for his signature. Democrats succeeded in reversing cuts sought by Bush to heating subsidies, local law enforcement, Amtrak and housing as well as Bush’s plan to eliminate the $654 million budget for grants to community action agencies that help the poor.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

Push to rename senior center

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – In the 82 years he lived in the Whittier area, Thomas Pico touched many lives, from fellow softball players, to graying soldiers at veterans posts and seniors he met for coffee most mornings at the Pico Rivera Senior Center. As the great-grandson of Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California, Pico was also a strong supporter of preserving the history of Whittier and Pico Rivera. For those reasons and more, friends and family members of Pico, a decorated World War II airman who died in August, are petitioning the city to rename the senior center the Thomas P. Pico Senior Center. “I know my dad is not the only good person out there, but we feel this is important because he represented Mexican-American people in such a positive way, was so proud of his duties in the Air Force and took such pride in the history of this city,” said Valerie Vilaubi, Pico’s daughter. So far, city officials have reacted positively to the plan to change the name on the 17-year-old center on Mines Avenue. “We are very receptive to this because of the historical significance of the Pico family name and Thomas’ personal service and dedication to the community,” said Patty Bailey, the city’s director of parks and recreation. The next step, will be asking Rudy Casas, a longtime friend of Pico’s, who first suggested the name change to the City Council, to collect about 100 signatures supporting the new senior center name. The signatures would then be presented to the City Council for approval, said Bailey. Mayor David Armenta, a longtime friend of the Pico family, said he liked the idea from the start. “It’s great, when you have the kind of life that he had, it’s only proper and fitting,” he said. Pico, a graduate of Whittier High School, was drafted in 1942 into the U.S. Army Air Force and three years later was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He served as a gunner with a bomber group in the Pacific. On 17 occasions, Pico’s planes were hit by ground artillery fire and/or fire from Japanese fighter planes. And on a mission to Param on Sept. 25, 1944, his plane was hit by fire from Japanese fighters. The plane’s turret was damaged and bullets tore away Pico’s helmet, causing injuries to his temple and forehead. When he came home from the war, he married Elaine Verdugo and raised six children in Pico Rivera. But he did not get recognition for his war efforts until he was lying on his deathbed Aug. 19. On that day, Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs awarded him six military medals for the 47 combat missions he flew during the war. Over the years, he was also one of the best hitters and runners on the Go-Getters coed softball team, where Casas first met him, a member of the History and Heritage Society of Pico Rivera and a member of several American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in the city. He also competed with great zest in the Senior Olympics, where he earned more than 100 gold medals during 15 years of competing in track and field events. “I remember driving through Whittier with him and hearing him tell stories about selling newspapers at Greenleaf and Philadelphia and watching him hit the ball harder than anyone else to bring the people on the bases home,” said Casas. “He did so much and had camaraderie with so many people that he is truly worthy of this honor.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

Gasoline prices shoot upward

first_imgIsrael Perez knows a thing or two about rising gasoline prices. As a driver for Unity Courier, the 58-year-old West Covina resident travels as much as 130 miles a day to make his deliveries. And with gas prices soaring at the pump in recent days, he’s feeling the pain. ‘Before the prices started going up again I was spending about $20 a day on gas,’ he said. ‘But now it’s about $30 a day.’ Perez isn’t the only consumer who’s feeling the financial pinch of higher fuel prices. Gas prices had declined from historic, $3-per-gallon highs in October for nearly 13 weeks leading up to Jan. 1, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Before the New Year, motorists could find regular gas for a little above $2 per gallon at several San Gabriel Valley stations. But since then, prices have risen dramatically. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Most of the increase California motorists saw between Jan. 2 and Jan.9 was directly related to the cost of a barrel of oil, said Rob Schlichting, a spokesman for the California Energy Commission. Between Dec. 27 and Jan. 10, that price rose to $60.62 from $56.01 an increase of $4.61 per barrel, he said. Generally, about 42 gallons of gas can be produced from one barrel which led to about an 11 cent increase per gallon through Jan. 9, he said. But the reasons for the increase in oil are less clear. Some of it may simply be attributed to oil trading, which has increased the price for a barrel of oil, Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring said. But world events also can influence oil prices, he said. Comments made about Iran’s government regarding its nuclear programs and the country’s intentions is another factor that may have fueled the increase, Spring said. But whatever the reasons, motorists are paying significantly more at the pump these days. On Thursday, the Chevron station at Fair Oaks Avenue and Monterey Road in South Pasadena posted regular at $2.43 a gallon. ‘It’s gone up 14 cents over the last week,’ said Robert Vrger, a clerk at the station. And when prices go up? ‘Business drops off,’ Vrger said. ‘We’re selling 2,000 gallons less a week.’ On Thursday, the lowest local prices could be found at an Arco station and a Valero station in Whittier, both of which were selling regular gasoline for $2.25 per gallon. Meanwhile, gas at the self-serve Mobil station on the corner of Allen Avenue and Villa Street in Pasadena was selling for $2.55 for unleaded regular, $2.65 for special and $2.75 for premium on Thursday. Manager Willie Jordancq has worked at the station 14 years and said these are some of the highest prices he can recall. ‘When I started here,’ he said, ‘gas was 75 cents a gallon.’ The station’s last price hike was six cents, he said, adding that he expects prices will continue to rise, and that Mobil officials don’t explain the hikes. ‘They just do it,’ he said. But Jordan said he does hear from customers. ‘ How come?’ That’s the main question,’ he said. ‘The only thing I’ve heard, from news reports, is that the demand for gas is the reason it’s going back up. That doesn’t explain a lot, but that’s what I hear.’ Staff Writers Jim Steinberg and Emanuel Parker contributed to this story. kevin.smith@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2701160Want 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

Job Vacancies: Donaghey Motor Homes require mechanic/technician and valet

first_imgDue to the ongoing expansion of their motorhome and van centre, Donaghey MotorHomes have vacancies for new staff.The vacancies include a mechanic/technician and a valet.Candidates must be able to work as part of a team and also to work on their own initiative. If you think either of these vacancies is for you, apply with your CV by emailing info@irishmotorhomes.comThe closing date for applications is November 30th, 2017.Job Vacancies: Donaghey Motor Homes require mechanic/technician and valet was last modified: November 16th, 2017 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:Donaghey Motor Homesjoblast_img read more

What was the craic in Donegal in 1999?

first_imgThe Donegal Women in Business Network is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year with the theme of #LookingBackMovingForward.The non-profit group is looking back over decades of female entrepreneurship in Donegal while looking ahead to the future of business in the county. They are also launching a celebration ebook about local women in business. For this ebook, they are calling on the Donegal public to help shed a light on events of the year 1999. What stories dominated the news? What was your favourite song in 1999? Were there any big events, special county visits or concerts? What new businesses opened up? What was in style?If you have some memories to share, Evelyn Mc Glynn, PRO of the Donegal Women in Business Network, wants to hear from you. Please email evelynmcmarketing@gmail.com in the next two weeks. Any news, big or small, would be greatly appreciated for possible inclusion in the ebook.The countdown is on to the Donegal Women in Business Conference in Lough Eske Castle on October 1st. The event will celebrate all women in business in Donegal, with speakers sharing key inspiration and advice. A varied mix of businesswomen and representatives from many industries and stages of business will be sharing their stories. The keynote speakers are Rosaleen Hegarty of Crana Knits, Inspirational Speaker Sr Helen Kelly, Laura Bonner of Muff Liquor Co and Rosy Temple of Magee 1866. Tickets are available now at https://bit.ly/2MjteJTTickets include a full-day of speakers and networking with lunch and the “Looking Back Moving Forward” 20th anniversary celebratory book will be gifted to everyone on the day.You do not have to be a member of the network to attend the conference. What was the craic in Donegal in 1999? was last modified: September 7th, 2019 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:1999Donegal Women In Business Networkebooklast_img read more