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  • Argentina defender Otamendi joins Man City

    first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester City strengthened its defence for the team’s bid to regain the Premier League title by signing Argentina centre back Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia yesterday, taking spending this summer close to US$156 million.Otamendi signed a five-year deal and reportedly cost City about US$44.6 million. He became the fourth Argentina player in City’s squad, joining Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis and Sergio Ag¸ero.City have already signed England winger Raheem Sterling for a club-record US$76 million and also brought in England midfielder Fabian Delph as they look to reclaim the league trophy from Chelsea, and win it for a third time in five years.Otamendi is a tough central defender, who helped Argentina reach the Copa America final last month.”Nicolas Otamendi was arguably the best defender in La Liga last season, and so naturally, I’m delighted to have added a player of his quality,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said.”As a footballer, Nicolas has all of the qualities to be a success in the Premier League – he’s strong, he’s excellent in the tackle and he’s very good technically.”Otamendi will provide competition for Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, and Demichelis for a place at centre back, and faces a fight to make the starting team.Kompany and Mangala have begun the season well, keeping clean sheets in big wins over West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea as City moved top of the early standings.With Kompany being captain and back in form, Otamendi looks to be battling for a place with Mangala – his former teammate at Porto – and Demichelis.City have also been heavily linked with a bid for Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin de Bruyne as the club benefits from UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules restrictions being lifted.last_img read more

  • Repressive Laws to Be Shown the Door at Last

    first_imgIn her Annual Message to the Legislature on  Monday, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced that she was sending for enactment several bills, including some for the repeal of all laws found in the statutes and in decrees of the defunct People’s Redemption Council (PRC) that militated against free expression and press freedom.She reminded the Legislature that Liberia had been among the first African nations to ratify the Table Mountain Declaration calling for the repeal of repressive anti-press freedom laws.She signed this Declaration in Monrovia on Saturday, July 21 2012, becoming the second sitting African Head of State to do so,   after Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou.The Declaration seeks to abolish insult and criminal defamation laws in Africa and set  a free press higher on the agenda.As she signed the Declaration, President Sirleaf cautioned then Press Union of Liberia president Peter Quaqua to “act now to establish self-regulating measures, as many other countries have done, to ensurethat the media acts responsibly by the granting of these freedoms. Both of us have that responsibility, if this Declaration will be more than the piece of paper that I sign, or we can make it a live instrument to protect the rights of all– journalists as well as any other citizen.”During the regime of President Charles Taylor, the Legislature repealed one of Liberia’s worst  anti-press laws,  Decree 88A.  It was passed in the mid-1980s by the PRC regime of Head of State Samuel K. Doe. The law was so terrible that it stipulated that no one could say, write or publish anything offensive against any  head of state, Liberian or foreign, or against any diplomatic representative, or any government official, even if what was being published were true. That gave Samuel Doe and cohorts the freedom to commit any crime against the state or the people, and go scot free, without even a mention in the press.A similar law which we hope has been sent forward for repeal is the Criminal Malevolence Act of 1978.  The legendary pamphleteer Albert Porte wrote a pamphlet about  Criminal Malevolence, in which he called it “a Nightmare with Foreboding.”  It was intended by the Tolbert administration to tighten “internal security.”In his book on Albert Porte, Kenneth Y. Best records the full text of the law as contained in Mr. Porte’s pamphlet.   The law stated that “A person has committed a first degree misdemeanor if he accuses anyexecutive authority, judicial authority, member of the Legislature or any public authority either by word or mouth, writing or by public broadcast or conduct which constitutes the commission of a crime, provided that at the time of such accusation:- a) the conduct charged  is untrue; b) the purpose of the actor is to thereby injure the official in his reputation and undermine his official status . . .””Criminal Malevolence,” Mr. Porte said in his pamphlet, “is the latest large and heavy bundle of straw tied tightly on the back of the poor, weak, ailing, amenic, emaciated democratic camel.”Albert Porte declared that the new law signaled an intensification of Liberia’s democratic decline; and instead of blaming one another, we should take action now! “We cannot stand idle while this democraticship of state catches fire,” Mr. Porte wrote. That is exactly what  would happen should the law remain on the books, he warned.As Mr. Best mentioned in his book, Albert Porte himself probably did not realize that the “fire” he predicted “had literal potency and would, in a short while, actually burst into uncontrollable flamesthat would engulf the whole nation and beyond.”A year later April 14, the Rice Riots,   occurred; and the following year the coup, killing President Tolbert and his topmost officials and leading to the civil war that would spread far beyond Liberia.Criminal Malevolence, though still on the books, lay largely quiescent (inactive, dormant).  But it is still there and the sooner it is removed the better. Its removal   and that of others like it would go a long way to make this first independent African republic more democratic, more peaceful, more stable, yea, more prosperous.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • ‘Two or three levels above’ £37.1m Man United star? Man City attacker compared to Mata

    first_imgJamie Carragher was drooling over the class of David Silva.The former Liverpool defender was full of praise for the Man City man following the club’s 2-0 win against Aston Villa, calling the Spain international’s awreness the best in football.“One player you would love to watch, no matter who you support – it would be him,” he told Sky Sports. Carragher added he is “two or three levels” above similar players, Santi Cazorla and Juan Mata, his compatriots.“You never see him get tackled, you can’t get near him,” he said.Is Silva ‘two or three levels above’? Stats don’t tell you everything, but here’s a quick comparison… 1 Is David Silva “two or three levels” above Juan Mata? 1center_img There isn’t a lot separating the two players over the last couple of seasons, apart from defence where Silva has put in more tackles and winning a much higher percentage.Who would you rather have on your side? 1last_img read more

  • Job Vacancy: Senior Hair Stylist required

    first_imgEdge Hair & Makeup Salon in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal are seeking creative and enthusiastic candidates for the role of Senior Stylist. The Edge is one of the Leading Salons in the north west and is an ultra modern and luxurious salon with a warm and inviting atmosphere.Established in 2002, the Edge has built from strength to strength combining a high standard of expertise with ultimate customer care. We pride ourselves on delivering the ultimate service while still giving that personal touch. The Candidate must be a highly creative and enthusiastic individual with a keen passion for the hairdressing industry.Minimum 6 yrs salon experienceWillingness to push themselves creatively.Candidate must be highly experienced in all aspects of hairdressing and hold qualifications in the same /or the equivalentExperience working within a busy salon environment.Ability to deliver a high standard of customer care while working within a fun, friendly and positive environment.Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently.Apply in writing to or alternatively Call 0749128627 / 0861730347 for detailsJob Types: Full-time, Part-timeSalary: €25,000.00 to €35,000.00 /yearExperience: Salon: 6 years (Preferred)Stylist: 4 years (Preferred)Job Vacancy: Senior Hair Stylist required was last modified: April 11th, 2018 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:edge hair salonhairdressingsenior stylistlast_img read more

  • Doing the Business: Emma studied in style with the ETB

    first_imgDonegal Daily in conjunction with Donegal ETB will be profiling a number of individuals who have successfully completed one of the many training programmes Donegal ETB have to offer.As Letterkenny Training Centre take applications for their current evening course term, Donegal Daily spoke with Emma Murray, 24, who completed a Training and Development course at Letterkenny Training Centre.Emma now works in Debenhams in Galway as a Store Trainer and Personal Shopper. “My job is about training people and bringing out the best in them. The Training and Development award was an invaluable qualification for me because I had practiced it all before. I still use the notes I have from the ETB one year on,” Emma told Donegal Daily.Emma has a third-level degree in English and Spanish from NUI Galway along with a TEFL qualification. She was working part-time in retail in Letterkenny when she took on the evening classes with Donegal ETB, Letterkenny Training Centre.“It was an intense course and it is absolutely brilliant for your CV.” she said. As the Training & Development programme was certified by QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland), Emma can now develop and deliver her own training programmes. Emma attended four-hour classes on two evenings each week for 12 weeks. “We fit a lot into a couple of months and I preferred it that way. I like to dive into a challenge and I work better when I have a goal to work towards,” Emma said.“There were people from all walks of life. People who were working full time, part-time like myself, and people who were unemployed and doing the course to start over with their careers.”Emma and her fellow students completed assignments around the methods of developing training programmes as well as delivering effective training. Their tutor Barbara Corkery supports the students through the programme.“Barbara has been delivering the course for years and was so helpful. When you get on well with the tutor you have motivation to work harder. She was always emailing us and giving us extra information. I always know she is just an email away and would have no problem answering my questions now,” Emma said.The grand finale was a presentation in front of their tutor and classmates.“The presentations were my favourite part – we pretended we were delivering our course to the class so you actually got the experience of standing up and doing the course as if it were real.” Emma left the course with a wealth of knowledge, not just regarding training, but but also in regard to the subject areas of her classmates. “There was such great diversity in the room – from mechanics, home interiors, cooking, hairdressing. The class was so interactive and everyone in the group got involved,” she said.Emma took time after completing the course in December 2015 to focus on her interests in fashion journalism and styling, She has a successful lifestyle blog ‘The Fashion Chair’ and interned at London Fashion Week and Belfast Fashion Week.Emma began working in Debenhams before Christmas last year. She is involved in training new staff members and devises an annual training calendar, based on staff training needs. Emma would arrange further training for staff to ensure they are fully training for all aspects of their employment.“Whenever I first started I was completely thrown in the deep end, that’s the only way to learn. This is the role that I have been working towards and I’m going to keep focussed on it. I would love to progress with the personal shopping as well,” Emma said. She plans to support her Training and Development qualification with other courses also certified by QQI.“Down the line I would like to have my own academy or school where we have different courses in relation to everything to do with fashion styling. Fashion journalism is an area that I’m really interested in as well. I learned that whatever you put in you get out, and a lot of opportunities can come from your blog if you work really hard at it,” she said.For further information on these programs and others contact Julie on 074-9120527 or 074 9120500 Email: Visit: Click here for further details on the course.Doing the Business: Emma studied in style with the ETB was last modified: January 27th, 2017 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:Doing the BusinessDonegal ETBeducationemma murrayFashionlast_img read more

  • Improve your Irish language skills with Cara House

    first_imgHave you got school Irish that is now going rusty? Would you like to improve it and gain confidence in speaking the language? Cara House runs courses that will help. Every Monday a group, Ciorcal Comhrá, meets at 10.30 in the Central Library, Letterkenny to share their love of the language and to improve their confidence in using it.Tea, coffee and craic are all free! On Fridays at 10 there is a more formal group in Cara House which helps parents and others improve their use of the language to help their children.Feel free to come and join in!Cainteoirí dúchais your help and support is also welcome.Call 0749123986 or email for more information. Improve your Irish language skills with Cara House was last modified: March 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CARA HOUSEClassesirish languageletterkennylast_img read more


    first_imgNaomh MhuireThe minors play Naomh Conaill on Friday in the play-off at Na Rossa’s pitch in Dooey at 7pm. This game will decide who progresses so all support appreciated. The under 13s play Dungloe in the banks on Friday evening at 6.30pm. Thanks to all the coaches and parents who helped out on the trip to Dublin at the weekend. A good trip was had with 164 kids and parents travelling.The seniors and Reserves will play at home to N. Brid this Sunday with 1:30pm and 3:30pm throw ins.Naomh Mhuire Bord na nÓg Peil na mBan; u16 Girls had a bumper haul last week with 2 victorys v Dungloe and Cloich Cheann fhaola. 3 wins in their section so far and into the next round of the championship. u13s lost away to Fanad Gaels on Wed last. u12 Dev squads come to a conclusion this weekend with a blitz between the five divisions in Letterkenny on Saturday morning. Commhghairdeas dó Sadhbha Ni Bhaoill who was part of the GO-Games exhibition at half-time at the All-Ireland semi-final between Donegal and Cork. We are still collecting for the Bags2club, anyone who has clothes, hats , belts, paired shoes, etc can leave the bags in the clubhouse or contact any club member and we can collect it from your home. Deadline for collection is 1st of Sept. Some new 22″ club bags are for sale again @ €28 each.The date for the child protection course has not yet been finalised, but hoping to have it up and running by end of Aug. or early Sept. Names still being taken by children’s officer Dónal Ó’Séarcáigh 0863189331. This is a very important course for members of the club who are working with youth and adult teams ,also parents can benefit from doing this course as it give an insight into how the club is looking after the welfare of our members.A date for the dairy: The Finbar and Frankie Fun Run/Walk will take place on Friday 21st September in the Banks. An evening to remember two great club stalwarts. More details to follow.Lotto details for week 22nd August. Jackpot 2720 euro. No jackpot winner and no match 3 winner: Numbers drawn were 10-1-16-19. Next 100 draw is on the 29th Aug in Caislean Óir,collectors and patrons make sure your subs are in on time for the draw. Check out details on  GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


    first_imgPeople living close to the house police believed Kieran McLaughlin had been hiding out are living in fear in the belief the 58-year-old murder suspect is on the run in the area.McLaughlin (58), from the Galliagh area of Derry, is the man police believe shot dead Barry McCrory (35) in broad daylight in a flat in Shipquay Street on Thursday last.A huge cross-border manhunt has been ongoing since the shooting in an attempt to find him. The PSNI have warned members of the public who come across McLaughlin not to approach him but to immediately phone 999. Members of the Garda’s elite armed response unit surrounded the large cream-coloured dormer bungalow in which they thought the suspect was hold up at around 5.30pm on Friday.Neighbouring families were moved from their homes and allowed to return 18 hours later. No one was present in the house on Saturday afternoon. Although the curtains were open, the lights were on and blinds in a conservatory at one end of the house were closed.There was no sign of a forced entry and the only evidence of a police presence was flattened grass where armed response officers lay throughout the “stand off” and an empty one-litre water bottle.Nearby homeowners said they knew “nothing”  about the house at the centre of the drama while one woman revealed they were “fearful.” She said she also knew “nothing” about the house – located 50 yards on a hillside on the Brae Road about five miles from Burnfoot – but confirmed a man had been living in it.She said: “We were told there was a gun man in the house up behind us. When we were asked to leave we went and stayed in a hotel. When we returned after getting a phone call it was still not safe. We were not allow back in until 12 o’clock.”The said the whole experience had been “frightening.”She added: “We are even afraid to open our door.”Indeed, so fearful are residents living in the immediate vicinity of the house, they alert police to any strangers in the area. On at least one occasion an armed response team rushed to the area after being alerted by one neighbour who became fearful. The area was sealed off for a brief period and the armed unit withdrew a shortly time later are reassuring the family concerned.The PSNI carried out searches in homes – including those of family members – in the Galliagh area on the night of the killing – before naming McLaughlin as their suspect and releasing his photograph to the public.Estates in the Galliagh area are visited regularly by PSNI patrols mainly centred round Ederowen Park where McLaughlin’s daughter lives and a house he regularly visited.MURDER SUSPECT HUNT: BORDER RESIDENTS LIVING IN FEAR was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by johngerardShare 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:fearlivingmurdersuspectlast_img read more

  • Guardiola: Sterling won’t be fazed by hostile Liverpool fans

    first_imgPep Guardiola has backed Raheem Sterling ahead of the Liverpool clash. [Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire]Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he has no concerns about starting Raheem Sterling at former club Liverpool.The Harlesden-raised Sterling has received hostile receptions and struggled in games back at Anfield since leaving the Reds for City in 2015.Despite being one of City’s key players throughout last season, the England international was used only as a second-half substitute when the sides met on Merseyside in the Champions League quarter-finals in April.But Guardiola claims that was a tactical decision and he is not shielding the 23-year-old, who he expects will learn to cope with the challenges of returning to his old stomping ground.© Tim Goode/PA WireGuardiola said: “The reason why last time he didn’t play was for other reasons, tactical. What I wanted to do was have Kyle Walker on the right side attacking more than him. That was the plan. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.“I don’t think about that (crowd reaction). Even if that happens – maybe it affects him, maybe not – but being so young, he has to learn about that.“When he has been a player for us for a long time, and hopefully it will be for a long time, sooner or later he will go many times to Anfield.“He grew up there, he has a good memories about his period there. Of course the Liverpool fans want (him) to play bad, and he has played bad but he wants to play good. Normally I don’t do it for that reason.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoadaily.info10 Most Dangerous Dog Breedsadaily.infoUndoRelocation Target7 Ways to Find a Cheap FlightRelocation TargetUndoEverydaychimpMost Powerful Military Forces in Asia – Check out Hong Kong RankEverydaychimpUndoJobs | Search AdsJobs in Tuen Mun Might Pay More Than You ThinkJobs | Search AdsUndopanzerrush.comPlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addictedpanzerrush.comUndoTrendingBoomIncredible Device to Melt Away Neck Pain Takes Hong Kong by StormTrendingBoomUndolast_img read more

  • PLM: Companies Seeking Innovation Adopt PLM

    first_imgA recent survey by CapGemini found that companies are looking to achive innovation and not cost savings when they make the decision to adopt a PLM system.  The survey was made at the UGS Connection 2007 Americas User Conference held in late April by PLM World. 55% of those surveyed said innovation was most important, compared to 30% who thought that cost savings was the main driver, with Globalization, Compliance and Customer Demands all ranking low as reasons for adopting PLM.While only 10% ranked PLM as the number one priority for their companies or organizations, a solid 45% found it to be of Major Importance and 40% found it to be at least Somewhat Important.Important benefits of PLM cited include Reduced Time to Market (35%), Savings through re-use of Data (30%), and Collaboration (20%). Users said that the optimal PLM strategy doesn’t depend so much on Technology (5%), but more on getting the Processes (40%) and Organization (40%) aligned with the PLM strategy.  But users see Flexibility (60%) as the most important capability of a PLM system, more than Scalability (15%), Ease of Use (15%), or Robustness (10%).last_img read more