FIFA requests info from United Pogba’s record transfer

first_imgMANAMA, Bahrain (AP): FIFA says it has requested information from Manchester United as part of an examination of Paul Pogba’s world-record transfer from Juventus. The midfielder signed for Jose Mourinho’s United last August for 105 million euros (then US$116 million). FIFA says it has “requested information from Manchester United on the transfer.” That would be information beyond the details retained by FIFA’s Transfer Matching System, which has to ratify player moves between nations. United says “we don’t comment on contracts. FIFA have had the documents since the transfer in August.” The announcement was made by FIFA, which is meeting in Bahrain for its annual congress.last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A Donegal man has been charged with the murders of four soldiers in the IRA’s 1982 Hyde Park bombing.John Anthony Downey, 61, is accused of being planting a car bomb left in South Carriage Drive in London.He is originally from Clare but had been living in Creeslough for many years. He was arrested while going on holidays. The explosion killed four members of the Royal Household Cavalry as they travelled from their barracks to Buckingham Palace.He was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Sunday, say police.Sue Hemming, head of special crime and counter-terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “The Metropolitan Police Service has been investigating the explosion near Hyde Park in London which occurred on 20 July 1982. We have reviewed the evidence gathered and authorised them to charge John Anthony Downey, 61, of County Donegal, Ireland.“It is alleged that Downey is responsible for the improvised explosive device contained in a car parked in South Carriage Drive, SW1, London, which resulted in the deaths of four members of the Royal Household Cavalry, Blues and Royals, as they travelled on their daily route from their barracks to Buckingham Palace.“Downey has been charged with the murders of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young. He has also been charged with intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life contrary to S3 Explosive Substances Act 1883.”Downey will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today.The Hyde Park bomb came just over a year after IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands died in the Maze Prison.The Household Cavalrymen of the Blues and Royals were riding through Hyde Park on their way to the Changing of the Guard when a bomb cut through their ranks.Four men and seven horses were killed and a number of police officers and civilians were injured.Less than two hours later, a second explosion in a Regent’s Park bandstand killed seven Royal Green Jackets bandsmen.The allegations against Downey are not related to this second incident.In 1987 Northern Ireland electrician Gilbert “Danny” McNamee was charged with making the Hyde Park bomb and jailed for 25 years.He served 12 years before being freed under the terms of the Good Friday peace deal.In 1998 his conviction was quashed at the High Court, after a high-profile campaign by celebrities including Eddie Izzard. But although his conviction was “unsafe” it did not follow he was innocent of the crime, the judges said.DONEGAL MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERS OF FOUR BRITISH SOLDIERS IN LONDON was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 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:breaking newsdonegalDonegal DailyHyde Parklast_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Liverpool ready to bid for £39m-rated Sporting Lisbon forward

first_imgLiverpool are lining up a move for £39million-rated Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins.According to reports in Portugal, the Merseyside club are ready to launch a bid for the forward after scouting him throughout the season.Martins has been one of Sporting’s key players this term, scoring six goals in 32 outings and the club are bracing themselves for interest.His release clause is set at £46.5m but it has been suggested that Sporting would be willing to sell him for just under £40m under the right circumstances.And, with Martins aged just 22, Liverpool might decide that represents good value for money on a player whose prime years lie ahead of him. 1 Liverpool target Gelson Martins last_img read more


first_imgAt the launch of the second Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award this week in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana. The award and related events are being coordinated by Buncrana Town Council and Donegal County Council to honour one of Donegal’s most famous descendants, Tip O’Neill, both for his outstanding achievements in American political life and especially for his invaluable commitment to the search for a lasting peace on the island of ireland at the launch are Josephine Friel, Caitlín Uí Chochláin,Comhordaitheoir Gaeilge, An Rannóg Pobal agus Fiontar, Comhairle Chontae Dhún na nGall, Peter McLaughlin, Buncrana Mayor, Cllr. Nicolas Crossan, Mickie Friel, Cousin Brian Schweitzer this years recipent, Seamus Canning, Donegal County Council, Sarah Meehan, Donegal County Council, Michael McBride, Donegal Deputy Mayor, Cllr. James Gill, John McLaughlin, Buncrana Town Manager, Leonard Roarty and Seamus Neely, County Manager. Photo Clive WassonBrian Schweitzer has been announced as the recipient of this year’s Irish Diaspora AwardThe Mayor of Buncrana, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin, hosted the launch of the second Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award this week in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana.The award and related events are being coordinated by Buncrana Town Council and Donegal County Council to honour one of Donegal’s most famous descendants, Tip O’Neill, both for his outstanding achievements in American political life and especially for his invaluable commitment to the search for a lasting peace on the island of Ireland. The weekend of the 20th and 21st of September will be devoted to Tip O’Neill, with a busy weekend of activities, including the presentation of the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award. On Friday, the 20th of September, before an invited audience at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana, the award will be presented to Brian Schweitzer, a prominent member of the present day Irish Diaspora.Brian Schweitzer was elected governor of Montana in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Schweitzer first entered politics in 1993, when President Bill Clinton appointed him to the U.S. Agriculture Department Farm Service Agency Committee. He served at the USDA for seven years. Schweitzer was chosen as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He has chaired both the Democratic Governors Association and the West Governors Association.Brian Schweitzer has strong Irish connections. Hannah Friel, Brian’s mother, was born in 1899 and left Rathmullan for America with her sister Mary Ann, while in her early twenties. Schweitzer has maintained close contact with Donegal and has a keen interest in the county and its people.The Mayor of Buncrana, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin, welcomed the prestigious Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award and all the positive cultural, heritage and enterprise events that are developing and progressing in the North West from its preparations and management. Mr John Mc Laughlin, Buncrana Town Manager, remarked that “the annual ceremony recognises the success of a member of the worldwide Irish Diaspora in their field of expertise and Brian Schweitzer is a very worthy recipient.” Mr Mc Laughlin also stated that this initiative will add greatly to the overall Donegal Diaspora initiative which is reaching out to people online, in Donegal and to all parts of the World.County Manager Seamus Neely also stated that “The Tip O’Neill Diaspora Irish Diaspora Award was a key element of the Donegal Diaspora Project which is reaching out to people with a connection to or interest in Donegal no matter where in the world they may be living.He stated that Governor Schweitzer is an excellent example of the Donegal Diaspora being a grandson of a woman who emigrated from Donegal early in the last century and has achieved the highest level of government and public service in his home state of Montana and indeed who has achieved prominence in the wider united state context.County Mayor Ian Mc Garvey welcomed the announcement with regard to this year’s recipient acknowledging the great work Schweitzer has carried out for the people in Montana during his two terms of state and also recognising the close connections he maintained in Donegal. FORMER MONTANA GOVERNOR IS WINNER OF IRISH DIASPORA AWARD was last modified: July 30th, 2013 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:FORMER MONTANA GOVERNOR IS WINNER OF IRISH DIASPORA AWARDlast_img read more


first_imgUp and coming Donegal film-maker Steve McCollum’s video for Irish band The Frames hit single Fake is still being watched by thousands of people on You Tube.To date the Letterkenny film-maker and animator’s work has pulled in a superb 127,000 viewers. Simply click and play to watch the video and hear the song.     STEVE PROVES HE IS NO ‘FAKE’ WITH CLASSIC FRAMES VIDEO was last modified: December 4th, 2012 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:FakeSteve McCollumThe Frameslast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup squads: Group B

first_imgThe final 23 players for the 32 squads competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup were announced after the deadline for confirmed teams passed on 1 June. Get the low-down on the 736 footballers who will be battling it out for the sport’s biggest trophy from 11 June to 11 July.More statistics on the 32 teams  2010 FIFA WORLD CUP: FIRST STAGE GROUPS Group A South Africa Mexico Uruguay FranceGroup B Argentina Nigeria South Korea GreeceGroup C England USA Algeria SloveniaGroup D Germany Australia Serbia GhanaGroup E Netherlands Denmark Japan CameroonGroup F Italy Paraguay New Zealand SlovakiaGroup G Brazil North Korea Côte d’Ivoire PortugalGroup H Spain Switzerland Honduras Chile GROUP BARGENTINA Coach: Diego Maradona # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperDiego Pozo16 February 1978 (aged 32)3Colón2DefenderMartín Demichelis20 December 1980 (aged 29)25Bayern Munich3DefenderClemente Rodríguez31 July 1981 (aged 28)11Estudiantes4DefenderNicolás Burdisso12 April 1981 (aged 29)28Roma5MidfielderMario Bolatti17 February 1985 (aged 25)4Fiorentina6DefenderGabriel Heinze19 April 1978 (aged 32)63Marseille7MidfielderÁngel Di María14 February 1988 (aged 22)7Benfica8MidfielderJuan Sebastián Verón9 March 1975 (aged 35)69Estudiantes9ForwardGonzalo Higuaín10 December 1987 (aged 22)4Real Madrid10ForwardLionel Messi24 June 1987 (aged 22)44Barcelona11ForwardCarlos Tévez5 February 1984 (aged 26)51Manchester City12DefenderAriel Garcé14 July 1979 (aged 30)3Colón13DefenderWalter Samuel23 March 1978 (aged 32)54Internazionale14MidfielderJavier Mascherano (captain)8 June 1984 (aged 26)56Liverpool15DefenderNicolás Otamendi12 February 1988 (aged 22)6Vélez Sársfield16ForwardSergio Agüero2 June 1988 (aged 22)20Atlético Madrid17MidfielderJonás Gutiérrez5 July 1983 (aged 26)15Newcastle United18ForwardMartínPalermo7 November 1973 (aged 36)13Boca Juniors19ForwardDiego Milito12 June 1979 (aged 30)20Internazionale20MidfielderMaxi Rodríguez2 January 1981 (aged 29)35Liverpool21GoalkeeperMariano Andújar30 July 1983 (aged 26)4Catania22GoalkeeperSergio Romero22 February 1987 (aged 23)5AZ23MidfielderJavier Pastore20 June 1989 (aged 20)0PalermoNIGERIA Coach: Lars Lagerbäck # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperVincent Enyeama29 August 1982 (aged 27)51Hapoel Tel Aviv2DefenderJoseph Yobo (captain)6 September 1980 (aged 29)64Everton3DefenderTaye Taiwo16 April 1985 (aged 25)35Marseille4ForwardKanu1 August 1976 (aged 33)72Portsmouth5DefenderRabiu Afolabi18 April 1980 (aged 30)12Red Bull Salzburg6DefenderDanny Shittu2 September 1980 (aged 29)23Bolton Wanderers7ForwardChinedu Obasi1 June 1986 (aged 24)17Hoffenheim8ForwardYakubu22 November 1982 (aged 27)47Everton9ForwardObafemi Martins28 October 1984 (aged 25)27Wolfsburg10MidfielderJohn Obi Mikel22 April 1987 (aged 23)27Chelsea11ForwardPeter Odemwingie15 July 1981 (aged 28)43Lokomotiv Moscow12MidfielderKalu Uche15 November 1982 (aged 27)18Almería13MidfielderAyila Yussuf4 November 1984 (aged 25)24Dynamo Kyiv14MidfielderSani Kaita2 May 1986 (aged 24)16Alania Vladikavkaz15DefenderDele Adeleye25 December 1988 (aged 21)5Sparta Rotterdam16GoalkeeperAustin Ejide8 April 1984 (aged 26)16Hapoel Petah Tikva17DefenderChidi Odiah17 December 1983 (aged 26)21CSKA Moscow18ForwardVictor Obinna25 March 1987 (aged 23)30Málaga19MidfielderLukman Haruna12 April 1990 (aged 20)1Monaco20MidfielderDickson Etuhu8 June 1982 (aged 28)11Fulham21DefenderUwa Echiéjilé20 January 1988 (aged 22)9Rennes22MidfielderJohn Utaka8 January 1982 (aged 28)41Portsmouth23GoalkeeperDele Aiyenugba20 November 1983 (aged 26)9Bnei YehudaSOUTH KOREA Coach: Huh Jung-Moo # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club GoalkeeperLee Woon-Jae26 April 1973 (aged 37)130Suwon BluewingsGoalkeeperKim Young-Kwang28 June 1983 (aged 26)14Ulsan HyundaiGoalkeeperJung Sung-Ryong4 January 1985 (aged 25)15Seongnam IlhwaDefenderLee Young-Pyo23 April 1977 (aged 33)112Al-HilalDefenderKim Dong-Jin29 January 1982 (aged 28)61Ulsan HyundaiDefenderCha Du-Ri25 July 1980 (aged 29)46FreiburgDefenderOh Beom-Seok29 July 1984 (aged 25)37Ulsan HyundaiDefenderCho Yong-Hyung3 November 1983 (aged 26)31Jeju UnitedDefenderKang Min-Soo14 February 1986 (aged 24)31Suwon BluewingsDefenderLee Jung-Soo8 January 1980 (aged 30)24Kashima AntlersDefenderKim Hyung-Il27 April 1984 (aged 26)2Pohang SteelersMidfielderKim Nam-Il14 March 1977 (aged 33)92Tom TomskMidfielderPark Ji-Sung (captain)25 February 1981 (aged 29)88Manchester UnitedMidfielderKim Jung-Woo9 May 1982 (aged 28)54Gwangju PhoenixMidfielderLee Chung-Yong2 July 1988 (aged 21)23Bolton WanderersMidfielderKi Sung-Yong24 January 1989 (aged 21)21CelticMidfielderKim Jae-Sung3 October 1983 (aged 26)7Pohang SteelersMidfielderKim Bo-Kyung6 October 1989 (aged 20)6Oita TrinitaForwardLee Dong-Gook29 April 1979 (aged 31)83Jeonbuk MotorsForwardAhn Jung-Hwan27 January 1976 (aged 34)70Dalian ShideForwardPark Chu-Young10 July 1985 (aged 24)40MonacoForwardYeom Ki-Hun30 March 1983 (aged 27)33Suwon BluewingsForwardLee Seung-Ryul6 March 1989 (aged 21)8FC SeoulGREECE Coach: Otto Rehhagel # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperKostas Chalkias30 May 1974 (aged 36)27PAOK2DefenderGiourkas Seitaridis4 June 1981 (aged 29)67Panathinaikos3MidfielderChristos Patsatzoglou19 March 1979 (aged 31)41Omonia4DefenderNikos Spiropoulos10 October 1983 (aged 26)17Panathinaikos5DefenderVangelis Moras18 August 1981 (aged 28)10Bologna6MidfielderAlexandros Tziolis13 February 1985 (aged 25)17Sena7ForwardGeorgios Samaras21 February 1985 (aged 25)32Celtic8DefenderAvraam Papadopoulos3 January 1984 (aged 26)12Olympiakos9ForwardAngelos Charisteas9 February 1980 (aged 30)82Nuremberg10MidfielderGiorgos Karagounis (captain)3 June 1977 (aged 33)91Panathinaikos11DefenderLoukas Vyntra5 February 1981 (aged 29)27Panathinaikos12GoalkeeperAlexandros Tzorvas12 August 1982 (aged 27)6Panathinaikos13GoalkeeperMichalis Sifakis9 September 1984 (aged 25)1Aris14ForwardDimitris Salpigidis18 August 1981 (aged 28)34Panathinaikos15DefenderVasilis Torosidis10 June 1985 (aged 25)25Olympiakos16DefenderSotirios Kyrgiakos23 July 1979 (aged 30)56Liverpool17ForwardTheofanis Gekas23 May 1980 (aged 30)46Hertha Berlin18MidfielderSotiris Ninis3 April 1990 (aged 20)3Panathinaikos19DefenderSokratis Papastathopoulos9 June 1988 (aged 22)10Genoa20ForwardPantelis Kapetanos8 June 1983 (aged 27)1Steaua Bucureşti21MidfielderKostas Katsouranis21 June 1979 (aged 30)67Panathinaikos22DefenderStelios Malezas11 March 1985 (aged 25)0PAOK23MidfielderSakis Prittas9 January 1979 (aged 31)0ArisPREVIOUS: GROUP A << • >> NEXT: GROUP Clast_img read more

Crew praised as fire grips airliner

first_imgPassengers have praised Singapore Airlines crew for the professional and calm manner in which they dealt with an oil fire.The Singapore Airlines 777 was on a flight from Singapore to Milan with 222 passengers aboard when it was forced to turn back because of a reported oil leak.On landing the oil – which had leaked along the wing – caught fire and was put out by fire crews within 5 minutes. See Singapore Airlines Seven Star rating hereNobody on board was hurt and the cabin remained very quiet through the ordeal.However what is not clear is why an immediate evacuation was not called and this will form part of the investigation. SIA said in a statement that an engine oil warning forced the flight to turn back.”The aircraft’s right engine caught fire after the aircraft touched down at Changi Airport at around 6:50am,” it said.”The fire was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board.”Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus.”One passenger tweeted that the crew was extremely professional and very calm.Another passenger, Lee Bee Yee, told The Straits Times that “all the passengers were surprisingly quite calm.”last_img read more

Mobile Payment App Square Pushes Forward With $27.5 Million Funding

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Square had a bit of a rough 2010, but it looks like things are turning around for the mobile payment company. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that the company just closed a new $27.5 million round of funding, quadrupling its valuation and setting it up for the year ahead.Over the past year, Square, which was founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has run into a series of snags, from credit card dongles that didn’t work with the iPhone 4 to a lawsuit over the origins of that self-same dongle. While we commented that the temporary fix to the iPhone 4 dongle (a piece of paper) didn’t inspire confidence in a realm where confidence is already hard to come by, Sequoia Capital appears to see things different – to the tune of $27.5 million. The funding raises Square’s previous valuation of $45 million to around $240 million. As part of the funding deal, writes Pui-Wing Tam for the Journal, “Sequoia Capital venture capitalist Roelof Botha, a former CFO of PayPal and one of the investors who backed online video site YouTube, will join Square’s board.”When we first wrote about Square six months ago, the common refrain was “Who would trust using their phone to make payments?” Now, there are a number of other companies getting into the mobile payments game, as our own Sarah Perez surveyed earlier today, and the funding is indicating a confidence on at least one important end of the spectrum. According to the WSJ, Square has also seen anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 companies sign up to use the service since it opened its doors last October. With companies signing up, funding coming in the door, we only have to wonder one thing – how long will it be before we actually run into this thing in real life? Have you, for one, paid for anything using something like Square? Tags:#NYT#web mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Make Your Money Count With Experiential Gifts

first_imgBy Carol ChurchThe holiday season is approaching quickly. The average American spends more than $1,000 on holiday gifts, according to a recent survey, and over 50% admit that they’re likely to go into debt over holiday spending.  Many of us do work hard to economize on gifts, but with lots of people to buy for and the ever-present pressure to create holiday magic, it can be hard to be sensible about the amount we spend.Image via, CC0Yet how many gifts are truly thought about long after the boxes and wrapping paper are just a memory? For some of us, the credit card may “remember” the gifts a lot longer than family members do! While it’s understandable to want to make others happy at the holidays, are the gifts we purchase worth the hard-earned cash we spend?Try Giving Experiences InsteadHere’s a tip for gift givers who are looking to spend their money wisely: try an “experience” present instead. There are many possibilities, but ideas include tickets to a theme park, movie, concert, or event; lessons for something they’ve always wanted to try, like watercolors or rock climbing; a fun experience, like paint-your-own pottery, a massage, or zip-lining; or a trip or a getaway.  For military families, don’t forget that the Office of Information, Tickets and Travel on base can make experiences like these more affordable, too.Some of these ideas may sound expensive. But there are plenty of experience gifts in all price ranges. The internet is full of ideas, but some could include a family camping trip (this could take place in the backyard!), homemade gift certificates for a lunch date or dinner out to a favorite restaurant, a promised outing to a fun place like the miniature golfing spot, driving range, batting cage, bowling alley, or a bounce gym, or an afternoon at home making fancy cupcakes.Some givers, especially parents, might shy away from giving a gift that can’t really be “wrapped” and isn’t a physical “thing.” This is a mistake! Research shows that so-called experiential presents are actually some of the most loved, memorable, and valuable gifts we can give. Why?Gifts like these are often social and can strengthen the relationship between the gifter and the gifteeWe often get to enjoy gifts like these together with the giftee, which can help build relationships and fond memories. Even if he or she will have the experience without us, the emotional intensity of an experience gift can help bond the giver to the receiver, research finds.Experiential gifts don’t lose luster as time goes byPhysical “things” break, get boring, get lost, and so on. None of this can happen to our memories of an experience. They stay shiny, special, and treasured.Experiential gifts are unique and hard to compareIf you’ve ever felt unhappy because your kid’s best friend is getting the new (iPhone, PlayStation, whatever) and yours isn’t, you know that gift comparison anxiety is real. While experiences aren’t completely immune to this kind of thing, they’re less easy to put side by side and compare.Experiential gifts provide additional happiness due to anticipationMilitary Family Programs (2015). 2015 Kentucky Military Family Camps. University of Kentucky.Have you noticed that part of the enjoyment of a vacation is thinking about how great that vacation is going to be while you’re at work the week before? Experiential gifts provide more “anticipatory enjoyment” than material gifts—we get to look forward to them with excitement.Most of us are always going to spend at least some money on gifts–at holidays, and on birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions. Of course, saving ahead of time, staying within a budget, and keeping costs manageable are key, but another way to cope with the expense is to make your money really count. Experiential presents are one way to make that happen.Sources:Backman, M. (2016). Here’s what the average American spends on holiday gifts. Retrieved from, A. (2015). 3 reasons not to spend your money on things. Retrieved from (2016). There’s a science to gift giving: experiences are better than material items. Retrieved from read more