STOKE, England (AP): Arsenal and Manchester United were embarrassed while Chelsea drew in an erratic Premier League that was as unpredictable as ever yesterday. And despite losing at Liverpool, Leicester’s surprise lead was maintained. Man United manager Louis van Gaal might not stick around in England to see if Leicester can win the league for the first time. A 2-0 loss at Stoke condemned United to a fourth consecutive loss in all competitions for the first time since 1961, and pushed the team down to sixth place. Van Gaal lamented his players’ inability to handle the pressure, and partly blamed the windy conditions at Stoke. The manager then conceded he might be at fault and suggested he could resign. “I do my utmost best to find solutions to cope with the pressure,” van Gaal said. “But in the end, my players have to do that by themselves.” It was a hapless first-half performance, and van Gaal questioned why his players “don’t dare to play football”. Memphis Depay’s diving backward header allowed Bojan Krkic to put Stoke in front, and Marko Arnautovic powered in a second goal from outside the penalty area. Wayne Rooney was forced to start a league game on the bench for the first time in two years, and United provided a greater threat only with its captain on the field in the second half. But a combination of poor finishing and Jack Butland’s saves prevented United from leaving Stoke with anything. Van Gaal’s comments and demeanour suggest his stay at Old Trafford is reaching an endgame after barely 18 months in charge. “I can also quit by myself,” van Gaal said when asked about receiving assurances about his job security, before adding: “It is not always … the club has to fire or sack me.” Asked if he would be in charge at Old Trafford on Monday when United plays Chelsea, van Gaal said: “You will have to wait and see, but I think so.” There was a bigger humbling for Arsenal, who missed the chance to go top after being thrashed 4-0 by Southampton. Cuco Martina’s half-volley put Southampton in front, and Shane Long scored twice either side of Jose Fonte’s header as the hosts rose to 12th place. Arsenal stayed two points behind Leicester, who lost 1-0 at Liverpool after conceding from Christian Benteke. Manchester City quickly recovered from losing at Arsenal on Monday to thump struggling Sunderland 4-1 to stay third. There were four different City scorers: Raheem Sterling, Yaya Toure, Wilfried Bony, and Kevin De Bruyne. A change of manager at Chelsea produced no quick fix. Guus Hiddink’s first match in charge ended in a 2-2 draw at home to high-flying Watford after Oscar missed a second-half penalty that could have secured back-to-back wins. Watford came from behind after conceding from Diego Costa’s volley to take the lead at Stamford Bridge. Troy Deeney levelled from the spot and Odion Ighalo put the visitors in front before Costa equalised with his second. While Chelsea remains two points above the relegation zone – and 13 points from fourth place – Watford is behind United only on goal difference in seventh place. Other results: Tottenham 3 Norwich 0; Bournemouth 0 Crystal Palace 0; Aston Villa 1 West Ham 1; Newcastle 0 Everton 1; Swansea 1 West Brom 0.
Flashback: Professor John Singler of New York University inducts NACA officials into office in 2018 in New York City.Hundreds of Cape Mountainians residing in the Americas are gearing up to converge in Philadelphia, United States of America, to participate in the upcoming annual convention of the National Association of Cape Mountainians in the Americas (NACA).The convention, already scheduled for October 11-13, 2019, will highlight some pressing developmental issues, including the construction of a bridge in Porkpa District — an estimated cost of over US$100,000; provide training for 50 traditional birth attendants in Tienii, Tewor District; and help to reduce the high death rate among pregnant women as well as to provide financial and material contributions for Ebola-affected communities.A statement quoting NACA Convention Chairman Gardea Varney Woodson said the gathering will be held under the theme, “Unity, the Cornerstone of Our Strength and Success.”Former member of the NACA Board of Directors Dr. H. Momo Fahnbulleh will serve as a keynote speaker.Mr. Woodson added that members of NACA will discuss pertinent issues affecting the county as well as generate funds to finance needed development programs in the county, in order to improve residents’ living standard.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
Residents in rural and remote areas of B.C. can now apply for funding to bring broadband Internet access to their area.Network B.C. is accepting applications for its Connecting Citizens Grant program. The Province has allocated $1.5 million towards the grant program with each individual project allowed to apply for up to $50,000 in funding.According to the application guidelines, applicants must be a â€œlegally registered entity.â€ The groups that can apply for the grants include community broadband organizations, aboriginal organizations or registered societies. Individual residents can not apply by themselves.- Advertisement -The money would be available to improve or create local infrastructure necessary to provide businesses and homes with Internet connections.According to Network B.C., 93 per cent of residents have high speed Internet access.Advertisement Interested groups can apply for the available grants at www.network.gov.bc.ca read more
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The significance of the finding surrounds the fact that until recently, tyrannosaur prints were discovered on an individual basis only, where as these 3 trackways indicate the species were traveling together, one of the strongest indicator of pack behavior.The trackways were found underneath a layer of bentonite, which is ancient compressed volcanic ash. The centre is reporting the finding as a smaller tyrannosaur, possibly an Albertosaurus. Due to the fragile nature of the discovery, public tours will not be held; instead an exhibit will be developed in the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery to interpret the global implications, along with replicas.- Advertisement -The Tumbler Ridge Aspiring Geopark Society is taking their research to the International Conference of the Global Geoparks Network in New Brunswick with hopes of becoming a member. If successful, they will become the first Global Geopark in the west and the second in North America.Lead authors of the scientific paper are Rich McCrea and Lisa Buckley. read more
1 Forster could move to Leeds Fraser Forster could be back in action with Southampton before the turn of the year, some four months ahead of schedule.The England goalkeeper has already started light training as he continues his recovery from patellar tendon knee surgery in March.Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes the former Newcastle and Celtic custodian could be back in full training “in four or five weeks”.Saints initially thought Forster may be sidelined for an entire year, but the 27-year-old has made impressive progress through arduous rehabilitation.“He’s doing very well, everything is going to plan and it is fast,” said Koeman.“I don’t want to say he will be back in four weeks but it’s going good.“He could be part of the group in four or five weeks.”Forster joined Southampton from from Celtic in a £10million deal in August 2014, establishing himself as a mainstay under Koeman before his long-term injury.Forster’s impending return to fitness will prove a boost to country as well as club, with the three-cap keeper’s availability bolstering boss Roy Hodgson’s resources.Should Forster return to top form across the second half of the Premier League campaign, then he will fight for a spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad.“He has worked very hard and is already training with Dave Watson, and that’s real goalkeeper sessions,” said Koeman.“Everybody is happy with how he is and that he’s recovering well.“We know it takes a long time to recover to 100 per cent but he will come back.“He’s coming back from April which is a long time.“He needs continued training and his first game will be in the Under-21s.“That’s the same for everybody, goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders; everybody plays in the Under-21s first.” read more
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Legions of tiny bloodsucking bugs are biting their way through the Big Apple, making this the city that never sleeps … tight. Bedbugs are back, and they’re not just rearing their rust-colored heads in New York City. Experts say they’re spreading to other states and countries. Exterminators who handled one or two bedbug calls a year are now getting that many in a week, according to the National Pest Management Association. “There’s an epidemic going on throughout the country, and New York seems to be the hotbed,” said Jeffrey Eisenberg, a pest control expert. Bedbugs are turning up in hospitals, schools, movie theaters, health clubs. Recent reports put them in a New Jersey college dorm and a Los Angeles hotel – where one guest filed a $5 million lawsuit. Apartment tenants have taken landlords to court over infestations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The current generation of exterminators has been caught unaware by these pests, which were all but forgotten for decades. They blame the comeback on several factors, primarily increased global travel and the banning of potent pesticides like DDT. read more
Exciting job opportunities await when you choose the Higher Diploma in 3D Modelling & Animation at Letterkenny Institute of Technology:If you have ever worked in the graphic design industry, you will have an understanding for the development of new platforms in the entertainment and visual effect fields that requires 3D content creation skills, and techniques.Animation advertising, games, film and architectural visualisation now relies heavily on 3D Modelling & Animation and in keeping with this growing trend LYIT’s Department of Design and Creative Media has developed a programme that meets current demand in this area. The Higher Diploma (HDip) in Arts in 3D Modelling & Animation is a postgraduate programme aimed at Design graduates, interested in developing skills in this growing and ever-evolving industry. One such person, and a 2017 graduate of this programme, is Katie Hughes. Having studied her undergraduate degree, with a specialism in 3D Modelling, at Ulster University (UU) Katie had planned to travel; however, her plans changed and she secured part-time work which kept her in Ireland. She continued to practice 3D modelling in her own time and unable to secure work in this industry, Katie decided to study the HDip in Arts in 3D Modelling & Animation at LYIT in 2016/17. Katie commented, “I had been working part-time when I saw this course and what attracted me originally to this programme was the 3D Modelling element of the programme. I had previously studied 3D Modelling at undergraduate level and I felt that this would benefit me. Before applying to the course, I had applied for many jobs in this industry, mainly in Belfast and Dublin, but with little success. “The work placement element of this programme really appealed to me and I thought I’d give it go. I was very fortunate that one of my former lecturers in UU, Mark Cullen, was now lecturing on this programme, and his encouragement further spurred me along the way. “The students in my class were fantastic; so many of them had virtually no experience in 3D Modelling, but the course delivery made it easy to comprehend, and this meant that everyone grew their strengths in this area along the way. I personally gained in confidence, I found myself refining my techniques, and when I entered my work placement with Urban 3D Design in Derry, I went from strength to strength. “Urban 3D Design agency specialises in 3D visualisation, architectural and graphic design. Following completion of my studies I secured permanent employment with Urban 3D and I couldn’t be happier. If I had to start over, I’d do it all again.”For further information on the Higher Diploma in Arts in 3D Modelling and Animation contact Nollaig, Head of Department of Design & Creative Media on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lyit.ieExciting jobs await with a HDip in 3D Modelling & Animation at LYIT was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:3D Modelling & AnimationCareereducationHigher DiplomajobsLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYIT read more
Buncrana GAA has launched an exciting competition which offers the entire community an opportunity to propose a new name for the club.The competition was launched by Club Chairman Paul McGonigle and County Footballer Ryan Bradley with a visit to Scoil Naomh Iosaf, St. Oran’s, Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Eighneach, Gaelscoil Bhun Crannacha, Scoil Noamh Mhura, and Scoil Íosagain. The competition requires entrants to compose a short essay (200-1,500 words) outlining their reasoning behind the proposed name. Entrants will be encouraged to take inspiration from local history, landmarks, people etc.The exciting competition is now open to all ages with prizes, kindly sponsored by Supervalu Buncrana, on offer for the lucky winners of each age category.Looking forward to the competition, Buncrana GAA Chairman and former County footballer Paul McGonigle said, “The Buncrana GAA Club represents the entire parochial area under the rules of the Association which means we cater for children from the Illies through Drumfries, Desertegney all through the Urban area up as far as Ludden and up to Tullydish, Sorne and everywhere in between.“We don’t have transfers as a player must represent the parish or club where they reside or their native parish if they have moved. It promotes lifelong involvement and bonds groups of players, friends, families and this is what sets the GAA apart from other team sports and is the reason why are the largest and fastest growing voluntary body in the country”. Speaking of the decision to look into renaming the club, the Chairman said, “Our responsibility as GAA officers is to ensure that we are giving every child in our parish the chance to partake in their national games of hurling and football irrespective of their age or creed and whether or not they have played before and our gates are and will always be open to new or returning members.“At our AGM we decided to research a name for the Club and bring these findings to the members who will ultimately decide on any change. To this end we want our parish and community to help by taking part in a unique competition to explore names for the Club and reasons for them.“This will generate an obvious interest in the GAA and the Buncrana Club and hopefully give a better understanding of what the organisation has to offer the youth of the parish. Our membership is expected to reach 600 this year and considering that the cost of membership for a child is €20 for the entire year, we are a pro-youth and pro-community voluntary organisation”.“Everyone involved is really excited about the competition which is open to all ages and you don’t have to be a member to get involved. We are very grateful to Kieran Doherty and Kavanagh’s Supervalu for sponsoring the competition and to Swilly Print for their support. A new name will give the entire parish greater ownership of and affiliation with their Club. The message we want to get out is that the GAA Club is owned by and includes the entire parish… now we want the people of the parish to give it a name that will last beyond generations”.It’s simple to enter. Entries should be minimum 200 words in length and no more than 1500 words and can be in English or Irish.All entries can be submitted by the 31stth March to: Buncranncha CLG, The Scarvey, Buncrana.GAA CLUB COMES UP WITH UNIQUE PLAN TO GIVE ITSELF A NEW NAME! was last modified: March 11th, 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:Buncrana GAA ClubPaul McGonigle read more
Fáiltíonn Conradh na Gaeilge agus Guth na Gaeltacht roimh a bhí le rá ag an Aire Stáit Gaeltachta, Dinny McGinley TD, i dtaca le dul chun cinn na Straitéise 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge; leis an lántacaíocht a léirigh an tAire do COGG; agus le deimhniú an Aire go mbeidh a Roinn ag dul i gcomhairle le saineolaithe aitheanta pleanála teanga cosúil leis an Ollamh Colin Williams mar chuid den phróiseas comhairliúcháin ar athbhreithniú ar Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, ag an díospóireacht Seanaid Dé Céadaoin seo caite.Arsa Éamonn Mac Niallais, urlabhraí Ghuth na Gaeltachta: “Thug an tAire McGinley le fios go mbeidh feidhmeanna fiontraíochta ag Údarás na Gaeltachta agus go bhfuil súil aige go mbeidh cinneadh á dhéanamh ag an Rialtas maidir le príomhfheidhmeannach lánaimseartha buan nua á cheapadh ar Údarás na Gaeltachta roimh dheireadh na míosa seo nó go luath ina dhiaidh.“Is mór an faoiseamh é sin do mhuintir na nGaeltachtaí fud fad na tíre atá ag brath ar cheannasaíocht ón Údarás le fiontraíocht agus fostaíocht a chothú i gceantair atá ar uairibh imeallaithe agus scoite amach ó thionsclaíocht agus ó bhonneagar na gcathracha.” Ní raibh an chinnteacht chéanna ag baint le ceist Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga áfach; ní raibh an tAire Gaeltachta soiléir an mbeadh an Rialtas sásta an cinneadh a rinne siad chun Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga a dhúnadh mar oifig reachtúil neamhspleách, agus a chuid feidhmeanna ar fad a chur isteach faoi Oifig an Ombudsman mar chuid dá phlean athchóirithe don earnáil poiblí, a tharraingt siar sna sála ar an athbhreithniú Achta.Dúirt Julian de Spáinn, Ard-Rúnaí Chonradh na Gaeilge: “Is ábhar dóchais é do phobal na Gaeilge go mbeidh moltaí an Ollaimh Colin H Williams á dtógáil san áireamh san athbhreithniú ar an Acht Teanga, óir is saineolaí mionteangacha mórmheasúil é Williams atá tar éis Seán Ó Cuirreáin agus obair Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga a aithint agus a mholadh go hard.”“Thug an tAire McGinley le fios go raibh an cinneadh Rialtais maidir leis an gCoimisinéir Teanga “le cur i gcrích i gcomhthéacs an athbhreithnithe ar an Acht” ach an gciallaíonn sé sin go nglacfaidh an Rialtas treoir ón bpobal leis an gcinneadh sin a fhreaschur, má mholann an pobal go gcoimeádfaí Oifig an Choimisinéara neamhspleách ina gcuid aighneachtaí agus suirbhéanna atá á bhfreagairt acu mar chuid den athbhreithniú Achta?”Aontaíonn Mac Niallais: “Ba mhaith le pobal na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta a bheith lánchinnte de go n-éistear lena nguth sa phróiseas comhairliúcháin seo, agus má léiríonn siad a muinín in oifig neamhspleách an Choimisinéara Teanga, tá siad ag súil go ndéanfaidh an Rialtas freaschur ar an gcinneadh gan chiall a rinne siad chun Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga a dhúnadh mar oifig reachtúil neamhspleách ar an gcéad dhul síos.” Creideann Conradh na Gaeilge agus Guth na Gaeltachta nach bhfeidhmeodh Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003 mar ba chóir gan Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga reachtúil neamhspleách, agus tá siad ag éileamh ar an Rialtas a gcinneadh chun an oifig a chónascadh le hOifig an Ombudsman a tharraingt siar láithreach. Tá siad ag iarraidh ar phobal na Gaeilge a dtacaíocht a léiriú don Choimisinéir trí pháirt iomlán a ghlacadh san athbhreithniú Achta trí shuirbhéanna agus aighneachtaí a líonadh isteach roimh 31 Eanáir 2012 freisin.MINISTER’S SEANAD SPEECH ATTRACTS PRAISE & CALLS FOR MORE CLARITY FROM IRISH ORGANISATIONSConradh na Gaeilge and Guth na Gaeltacht have welcomed the speech made by the Gaeltacht Minister of State, Dinny McGinley TD, at the Seanad debate last Wednesday (18 January 2012) where the Minister referred to the progress being made on The 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language; showed strong support for COGG; and stated that his Department will be consulting with recognised language-planning experts such as Professor Colin Williams as part of the consultation process for the review of the Official Languages Act 2003.Éamonn Mac Niallais, spokesperson for Guth na Gaeltachta said: “Minister McGinley confirmed that Údarás na Gaeltachta will retain its enterprise functions and expressed his hope that the Government will make a decision on the appointment of a permanent, fulltime chief executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta by the end of this month or soon after. This is a massive relief to the Gaeltacht communities the length and breadth of the country that look to the Údarás for leadership in enterprise and job creation in districts that are sometimes marginalised and isolated from the industry and infrastructure of the cities.”Such certainty was not forthcoming on the question of the Irish-Language Commissioner’s Office however; the Gaeltacht Minister could not clarify whether or not the Government would, on foot of the review of the Languages Act, reconsider and revoke the decision they made to close the Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga as an independent statutory office, and to transfer its functions to the Office of the Ombudsman as part of its public sector reform plan.Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge noted: “It gives the Irish-language community confidence to hear that the recommendations of Professor Colin H Williams will be taken into consideration as part of the review of the Official Languages Act, as Williams is a highly esteemed expert on minority languages and he has both recognised and highly praised Seán Ó Cuirreáin and the work Office of the Language Commissioner.” “Minister McGinley indicated that the Government’s decision regarding An Coimisinéir Teanga would be realised in the context of the review of the Act, but does this mean that the Government will be guided by the public to reverse this decision, if people advocate that the Language Commissioner’s Office should be kept independent in their submissions and in the surveys they are answering as part of the review of the Languages Act?”Mac Niallais agrees: “The Irish-language and Gaeltacht communities need to know for certain that their views will be listened to as part of this consultation process, and that if they express their trust in the independent office of An Coimisinéir Teanga, they anticipate that the Government will reverse the senseless decision they made to close the Language Commissioner’s Office as an independent statutory office in the first place.”Conradh na Gaeilge and Guth na Gaeltachta believe the Official Languages Act 2003 cannot function as it should without an independent statutory Irish-Language Commissioner’s Office, and they are calling on the Government to immediately revoke their decision to merge the office with the Office of the Ombudsman. They are also urging the Irish-language community to show their support for An Coimisinéir Teanga by fully participating in the review of the Act and by submitting surveys and submissions before 31 January 2012.IDIR DHEARFACH ‘S DHIÚLTACH IN ÓRÁID AN AIRE, DAR LE CONRADH NA GAEILGE & GUTH NA GAELTACHTA was last modified: January 25th, 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) read more