Donegal school awarded €23,700 grant

first_imgSt Crona’s National School in Dungloe is set to benefit from a grant for new upgrade works, it was announced this evening.The Department of Education has approved a grant  €23,700 for the provision of a canopy/ shelter at the entrance to the school.The announcement was welcomed by Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle, who said: “It will be most beneficial for students which are dropped off from buses or those awaiting pickup – particularly during inclement weather conditions.” Tenders will be invited at an early date.Pay the Cope added his congratulations to school authorities for a very comprehensive submission which was approved for funding.Donegal school awarded €23,700 grant was last modified: March 15th, 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)last_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid midfielder Modric on Ballon d’Or: Messi and Ronaldo are phenomenal

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Modric on Ballon d’Or: Messi and Ronaldo are phenomenalby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric isn’t getting carried away with his Ballon d’Or triumph.Not since Kaka in 2007 has another individual lifted the Ballon d’Or aside from Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, at least until Modric was given the award, yet he feels as though the duo have marked an era of the sport.”These are two phenomena, they have played a dominant role in the sport for 10 years and that’s because of their quality,” he admitted.”The Ballon d’Or is about a seasonal performance and it relies on the votes of coaches, players, legends, journalists and fans.”If we are going to vote on the quality of players then it’s necessary to immediately divide all the trophies between Messi and Ronaldo whilst they are still playing, abolishing any vote.” last_img read more

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23 days agoTeam of the Week: Leicester dominate; Jorginho fills Chelsea void; Ederson excellent

first_imgTeam of the Week: Leicester dominate; Jorginho fills Chelsea void; Ederson excellentby Eli Rubenstein Sturgess23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIt was another weekend of drama in the Premier League, with Dean Henderson’s rare blunder gifting Liverpool a 16th consecutive win.Manchester City once again took all 3 points, Leicester destroyed Newcastle to concretise themselves in the top 3 and Manchester United and Arsenal battled it out for a tough draw.We here at tribalfootball look at the top performers from Matchday 7 in the Tribal Football Team Of The Week.GOALKEEPER – EDERSON(Manchester City)The City goalkeeper was back to his best against Everton, proving why he belongs in the star-studded Guardiola line-up.In total the Brazilian made 6 saves, 2 of them terrific reflex stops to deny the imposing Yerry Mina from corners.CENTRE-BACK – VIRGIL VAN DIJK (Liverpool)The world’s best centre-back was again crucial for his side, keeping another clean sheet in the club’s 16th consecutive win.Keeping the ominous home side to just 2 shots on target, Van Dijk was huge in defence winning 11 aerial duels and 8 clearances.The Dutchman was also key to the sides offensive play making 12 (out of 16) accurate long balls.LEFT-BACK – JAN VERTONGHEN (Tottenham Hotspur)With a depleted 10-men-Spurs backed into a corner against an oncoming Southampton side, the Dutchman was instrumental in helping his side cling onto a 2-1 victory.Vertonghen won 4 aerial duels, made 3 interceptions and made 5 clearances in a strong performance.RIGHT-BACK – RICARDO PEREIRA (Leicester City)Twice in two weeks the Portuguese full-back finds himself in the team of the week, proving why he was made Leicester’s player of the season last time out.Bubbly as always bursting down the right flank, Ricardo was a constant threat to the Newcastle defence and was in everything for Leicester completing over 100 passes.However it was his 40 yard blistering run and left-foot long-shot goal that put the Foxes 1-0 up that stole the headlines.DEFENSIVE-MIDFIELD – WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester City)The Nigerian was at his supreme defensive best, making tackles and breaking down Newcastle offensive plays for fun.In total Ndidi made 9 tackles and 5 interceptions, furthering his reputation as the leagues top tackler, as well as scoring Leicester 5th goal with a lovely bit of control in 2nd half injury time.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – LUKA MILOVOJEVIC (Crystal Palace)Crystal Palace’s cool, calm and collected captain was key in the Eagles 2-0 win over Norwich.The Serbian midfielder was defensively solid making 6 tackles, and made his impact on the scoresheet, typically converting from the penalty spot.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – JORGINHO (Chelsea)With the repeat absence of N’Golo Kante, the Italian playmaker took control in the centre of Chelsea’s midfield, pulling the strings in the blues 2-0 win over Brighton.Completing 69 passes at an accuracy of 89.9%, Jorginho made 3 key passes and netted the first goal of the game, dispatching one of his trademark penalties.With his defensive duties on display as well, he made 2 tackles, 4 interceptions and 2 clearances in an all-round top performance.LEFT-MIDFIELD – JOHN MCGINN (Aston Villa)The sprightly Scotsman has been consistently one of the top performers for the Villians in the return to the top flight of English Football. In Villa’s tough 2-2 draw with Burnley, it was again McGinn who provided much needed attacking influence to his side.McGinn registered 4 dribbles and 4 shots on goal in total, and thought he had opened the scoring before his first goal was chalked off by VAR.McGinn however would not leave the match without his name on the scoresheet, smashing home a volley in the 79th minute. It was his third goal for the season.RIGHT-MIDFIELD – MATT DOHERTY (Wolverhampton Wanderers)In a much needed win for Wolves over struggling Watford, it was the unlikely source of stalwart Matt Doherty that produced a best on ground performance.The Irishman scored the first goal of the game, tapping home Neto’s delightful cross. He was also very involved in the second, charging down the wing and crossing the ball onto the head of Gibbs-White, whose shot deflected off Janmaat to make it 2-0.RIGHT-FORWARD- RIYAD MAHREZIt was another scintillating performance from the Algerian showboater, whose talent on the ball once again shone through in City’s 1-3 win over Everton.Mahrez appeared to be involved in all of City’s attacking play, fooling defenders for fun. In total, he had 5 shots on target (from 5 shots) and made 5 key passes all while operating at a pass accuracy of 91.4%Mahrez played the pass to De Bruyne in the first goal, scored a beautiful free kick for City’s 2nd, and it was his trickery that led to the 3rd.LEFT-FORWARD – JOSHUA KINGThe Norwegian is putting together another impressive start for the Cherries, with a man of the match performance in Bournemouth’s exciting 2-2 encounter with West Ham.King scored the first goal of the match, cleverly dispatching the loose end on Rico’s cross, making it 50 goals in English Leagues for the attacker.At the start of the 2nd half, King cleverly used the outside of his foot to play through Wilson who made the score 2-1.MANAGER OF THE WEEK – BRENDAN ROGERS (Leicester City)Brendan Roger’s Leicester side has been highly praised, with many pundits predicting their imminent rise into the top 6 after gutsy performances against some of the League’s top sides.However, their rise to the top has been halted by their inability to consistently beat the Premier League’s lesser teams, unlike that of the top sides.This assumption was thoroughly dismantled as Leicester ruthlessly tore apart the struggling Newcastle side.After a positive start with the scores at 1-0, the foxes stepped it up a level when the Magpies went down to 10 men, putting a further four goals past Dubravka in goals.It’s a performance like this that will get the top 6 teams shaking in their boots.GOAL OF THE WEEK – RICARDO PEREIRA (Leicester City)Is there a better right-back in the Premier League than Ricardo Pereira right now? pic.twitter.com/uDEZLVM3CR— Goal (@goal) September 30, 2019 TagsOpinionTeam of the WeekAbout the authorEli Rubenstein SturgessShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Nick Saban, Miss Terry Arrive At Alabama’s Parade In Style

first_imgNick Saban smiling during a press conference.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to the media during Media Day ahead of the Discover BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Despite the cold weather, Alabama’s national championship celebration and parade are going on as scheduled this Saturday. In fact, the man of the hour just arrived.According to a number of reporters and fans on-scene, Saban and his wife, Miss Terry, arrived at Bryant-Denny Stadium in a black Mercedes SL 550 convertible, motorcade-style. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Saban in #Tuscaloosa #RollTide https://t.co/rmP3Qq0RB2 pic.twitter.com/WJmfd3uCl1— ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) January 23, 2016An elated Nick Saban at the CFB championship parade today. pic.twitter.com/IVylap5HI8— Ascot Friday (@Ascot_Friday) January 23, 2016Nick Saban and Miss Terry are here pic.twitter.com/V01uPFm5Jo— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) January 23, 2016Nick Saban concludes the parade. https://t.co/LD6RnCn0bS— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) January 23, 2016No, Saban doesn’t look thrilled – he’s probably upset that he isn’t out recruiting for next year. But you know he’s smiling on the inside.last_img read more

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SLB Secures US$20 Million from Caribbean Development Bank

first_imghe Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) is to receive loans totalling US$20 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), to finance tuition for tertiary level students.Cabinet, at its regular meeting on Monday, February 25, gave approval for Government to guarantee the loans. The Bank is also providing a grant of US$175,000. Making the announcement at Wednesday’s Jamaica House press briefing, Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, explained that the loans “will facilitate the provision of affordable and adequate financing to students from poor and vulnerable households to complete tertiary level programmes in approved institutions in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.”Senator Falconer noted that applications have increased from 6,000 students with a loan request of $1.8 billion in 2007/08, to more than 16,000 students requesting loans of $14.8 billion in the 2012/13 fiscal year.It is based on this demand, and the Government’s inability to increase the level of support to tertiary institutions, that the SLB has sought to replenish its resources by accessing loan support from the CDB.Last month, Education Minister, Rev the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, indicated that the Government will be increasing provisions to the SLB in the new financial year, as it continues to give priority to education.Meanwhile, the SLB is focusing on collections, among other measures, to increase its funding pool.Executive Director, Monica Brown, recently told JIS News that without collection being at an adequate level, the Bureau would be “very challenged” in delivering its services.In 2011, the agency recovered some $100 million through a two-month amnesty, which waived 100 per cent of all late fees and a percentage of the insurance, and interest amount on loans.The SLB provides funding for some 30 per cent of the island’s tertiary students.last_img read more

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Canadian Red Cross ready to assist in monster storms

first_imgCanadian Red Cross teams remain on stand-by ready to help if they’re needed in either the Philippines or Carolinas. They are continuing to monitor and liaise with their sister societies.Hundreds of thousands of people are still on the move but they already have strong national teams at both sites. Vice President for the Canadian Red Cross in Alberta Jenn Mcmanus said they’re not asking people to donate funds just yet as they’re still assessing needs. “Family members actually try and stay off the phone lines because of course, we want people to get through for emergency purposes so check the Canadian Global Affairs website on what to do to find a relative.” In terms of visiting the areas, they’re asking people to listen to Global Affairs and register with the authorities.last_img read more

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SC says vehicles cause more pollution than firecrackers

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said why people were “running after” firecracker industries when it seems that automobiles were “bigger” contributor to pollution, and asked the Centre whether there was any comparative study on pollution caused by both.While expressing serious concern over loss of jobs of people involved in manufacture and sale of firecrackers, a bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said, “We do not wish to generate unemployment.” Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Is there any comparative study on what proportion of pollution is caused by firecrackers and what proportion is caused by automobiles? It seems you are running after firecrackers, but bigger pollution contributor is perhaps vehicles,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, who was appearing for the Centre. The top court said, “You must tell us some way of preventing unemployment also. We cannot have people unemployed and hungry. There are areas where firecrackers can be used.” Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”We cannot give them (those who have lost jobs) money. We cannot support their families. Unemployment is there,” the bench said. The bench also raised a question as to how manufacture of firecrackers could be stopped if the trade is legal and people have licence to carry out the business. “Nobody has tested this in relation to Article 19 (which says all citizens shall have the right to practise any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business). If the trade is legal and you have the licence for this, then how can you stop this? How can you leave people unemployed?” the bench observed. The court was hearing a plea which has sought a complete ban on use of firecrackers across the country on the ground that it gives rise to pollution. The apex court had last year said people in the country can burst firecrackers only from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali and other festivals, and had allowed the manufacture and sale of only “green crackers” which have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals. During the hearing on Tuesday, the ASG told the bench that the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) and other expert agencies were experimenting and they have come up with composition of “green crackers”. Regarding the use of barium nitrate, which was earlier banned by the apex court, Nadkarni said, “Barium was banned in firecrackers by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Supreme Court also banned it. It was used only for testing purpose to check pollution from crackers.” He referred to the minutes of meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and said it has been envisaged that product approval for the improved formulation shall be given by PESO by March 21 this year. “A meeting in this regard is scheduled tomorrow. Once the formulation comes and if there is any objection, then it will be dealt with,” he said.last_img read more

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FIFA to make public the vote for 2023 Womens World Cup

first_imgMiami: FIFA has agreed to make public its vote on the host for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The organization’s decision-making body is becoming more transparent after concerns were raised last month that the women’s tournament wouldn’t fully follow the new voting process for the men’s World Cup. The United States, Canada and Mexico were chosen last year to host the 2026 World Cup. The votes by the FIFA Congress of all member associations were published. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenPreviously, the decisions were taken in private by the scandal-discredited FIFA executive committee, which was renamed the FIFA Council in 2016. But FIFA announced last month that its 37-person council would still decide on the destination of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with no mention of votes being publicly declared. Now, FIFA has said following a meeting in Miami that after the council makes its decision in March 2020, the “result of each ballot and related votes of each member” will be “open and made public.” It could be the most hotly contested bidding process for the tournament, which was first staged in 1991. Australia, Colombia, Japan and South Africa have been exploring bids. South Korea submitted a proposal to North Korea to jointly bid. FIFA asked countries interested in bidding to do so by Friday, but it has yet to disclose who made submissions. Bidders have until April 16 to complete their bidding registrations, and bid books must be submitted by October 4.last_img read more

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Fabbricini Roberto Mancini ideal manager for Italy but…

first_imgFIGC commissioner Roberto Fabbricini says that Roberto Mancini is the ‘ideal’ manager for Italy national team but the federation needs changes.Mancini will be in charge of his first competitive game when Italy plays Poland on September 6.Fabbricini gave his verdict on Mancini and on the current state of the Italy football federation. Football Italia reports.“I can’t make predictions about what will happen,” Roberto Fabbricini said.“The Serie B club captains are due to meet, and it would seem strange to me if a strike did happen due to the solidarity of all 19 teams, who unanimously asked me not to readmit teams.“Players are obviously free to make their own minds up, but a strike would certainly not be good for Italian football.“I think the big task facing the next federal council will be to reform the Leagues. The current format is crying out for it and as it stands, the system isn’t sustainableCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Several glorious clubs have disappeared in the space of a few months, so it’s necessary to find an FIGC President who is able to govern our world well.“At the moment, it seems more like a confederation rather than a federation. There are often too many conflicting interests, every measure we take seems to annoy someone.“However, electing a President isn’t enough on its own. We must have the strength to make the necessary changes to this system.“Never has Italy been so low in the rankings, but I think Roberto Mancini has the ideal characteristics to coach the national team, which are enthusiasm, competence and charisma.“I saw him work in the two friendlies before the summer with balance, initiative and a great dialogue with the team.“Now we have some important games coming up, which are worth three points. We must start on the right foot.”last_img read more

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Benzemas brilliance secures Santiago Solari his job

first_imgWith another stellar solo performance by Karim Benzema in Vigo, Santiago Solari moves one step closer to keeping his job at Real Madrid.It’s official, Real Madrid is back in top form thanks to the revival project that manager Santiago Solari has completed in order to recover players like Karim Benzema.The French striker was lost during the final days of Julen Lopetegui as the manager, he started the season un top form but something happened along the way and the Frenchman seemed affected by the collective mistakes of the squad.Now under Santiago Solari, Benzema is back to his best form as he proved with the first two goals that Real Madrid scored against Celta de Vigo.The first one was a delightful finish after Luka Modric set him up with a long-range assist, Karim showed us what a perfect first touch he has and made a beautiful finish in front of the goalkeeper.The second goal didn’t come until the second half, Benzema did it again with an interesting dribble inside the box and a finish that brought an own goal from Cabral on the rebound.Real Madrid was already winning the match by two goals after one hour, but Hugo Mallo made the game more interesting with a beautiful volley that gave Celta a fighting chance.➕3⃣ Make that four wins on the spin! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/jWKg4KcYCc— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 11, 2018Real Madrid held the result until the last 10 minutes of the match, as Odriozola received a nasty knock on his knee inside the box and the referee awarded a penalty for Los Blancos.Sergio Ramos was the man who took the shot and he did it again, another Panenka-styled attempt that the goalkeeper wasn’t able to save and thus Los Blancos were winning it 3-1.But there were still more goals coming, two of them that came during the final minutes of the match.Dani Ceballos scored Real Madrid’s fourth with an absolute screamer from outside the box, but he helped Celta out in their second goal after deviating the shot that Mendez took from outside the box as well.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.This result gives Real Madrid 20 points, it puts them in a very comfortable position only four points behind leaders FC Barcelona.But the main topic for today was the fact that Santiago Solari was able to recover the squad completely, the Benzema performance may have won him the job as the manager on a permanent basis, at least until the end of the season.⚽✨ PA-NEN-KA! 👇 @SergioRamos pic.twitter.com/nzE9ZXmF1Z— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 11, 2018While there still hasn’t been an announcement from the club, we can expect them to give the job to Solari during this week when all the international players travel to represent their countries in the last fixture of 2018 for all the national teams.Solari did everything right during this time, he proved that he is qualified to at least keep this squad competitive and he also proved that he has a great connection with all the players.Karim Benzema is not the only one who has responded, pretty much all the other players did their part and they all feel important for the club again.Santiago did save Vinicius on the bench for this match, he decided to give other young players a chance and they responded very well to the challenge.Dani Ceballos is the best example of this, but the young Brazilian can expect a lot more playing time from now on at Real Madrid if Solari ultimately stays as the manager.Florentino Perez has a decision to make, but members of the board already came out to endorse the Argentine’s permanence in the club.We’ll see how everything goes for Santiago, he already did his part.Do you think Real Madrid will announce Santiago Solari as the manager or do you think they will call someone else? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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