Tottenham eyeing shock swoop for former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder

first_imgTottenham are weighing up a move for former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles.The 32-year-old has been linked with a move away from Fenerbahce this summer and several clubs have made enquiries.Sides in Portugal are interested, while the former Porto man is also said to have offers from teams in Serie A.But now, according to Sky Italia, Tottenham have expressed an interest in bringing Meireles to White Hart Lane.Spurs have already sold central midfielders Paulinho and Benjamin Stambouli this summer and they are now searching for replacements.Meireles is reportedly high on Mauricio Pochettino’s list of targets and the club could now make a move for him. 1 Raul Meireles last_img read more

Quantity surveyor downed five drinks before head-on crash with five women

first_imgA quantity surveyor downed five drinks before fleeing from Gardai and crashing into a car with five young women in it.James O’Reilly appeared before Letterkenny District Court facing five charges of dangerous driving and endangerment. The court heard O’Reilly, who didn’t even like rallying, had been attending the Donegal International Rally with friends on June 17th last year.The 25-year-old was spotted by Gardai driving his Seat Leon leaving Ballyraine in Letterkenny just after midnight.They followed the car and O’Reilly decided to try and escape.He overtook vehicles at speed, went the wrong way around two roundabouts before colliding head-on with another car on the wrong side of the road.The car, which contained five young ladies, was damaged and at least one of the woman was injured.The charge read that O’Reilly “drove his vehicle at high speed in an aggressive and dangerous manner, overtook vehicles on approach to roundabout, entering roundabout against the flow of traffic and colliding head-on into an oncoming vehicle.”Letterkenny Court.O’Reilly, with an address at Darkley Road in Co Armagh, but who now lives in Monaghan, fled from his car.He tried to escape on foot but Garda Michael Kilcoyne gave chase and eventually caught him and arrested him.O’Reilly failed to provide a specimen of breath when arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client was a senior quantity surveyor who came from a very respectable family and had ben accompanied to court by his mother.Mr Dorrian said his mother was not an apologist for her son but said he was the eldest of a family of four and that none of the other siblings had been in trouble.Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation and community service report on O’Reilly.However, he warned “It is clearly a matter which suggests a sentence be given under the circumstances.“However, I note the plea and the fact that he has no previous convictions. I will fully explore all the options but I will not limit myself to those options.”He adjourned the case until December 9th.Quantity surveyor downed five drinks before head-on crash with five women was last modified: September 12th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Finn Harps Board to demand answers on new stadium, meeting told

first_imgFINN HARPS’ Board of Directors is to sit down with its Stadium Committee and public representatives in the coming weeks to demand answers on the club’s new stadium.Since late 2014, work on the new Finn Harps stadium in Stranorlar has stalled, leaving fans fearing that the development could come to a permanent stop.Harps’ stadium move was first mentioned to shareholders at the AGM of the Finn Harps Co-Operative Society in 2004, though there have been significant halts to the progress. Now in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland, Harps receive a derogation from the FAI that allows them to use dilapidated Finn Park.“It is of paramount importance that something happens to get the contractor back on site in 2017,” Harps Commercial Officer Aidan Campbell told a Fans Forum in the Balor Theatre tonight, attended by around 50 supporters.“A number of us have said that we will give it this year and there has to be people back on site. The Football Club project that we are aiming for here depends on that.“It is the future of the club. Let me make it clear, the stadium committee is doing all they can. “The Board and the Stadium Committee are totally committed to getting the project up and running again.”A deal was struck with developers – Joseph McMenamin and Sons – which will see them granted ownership of the current Finn Park.In 2014, supporters witnessed significant works carried out on the development and a basic structure of the main stand can be seen from the Railway Road in Stranorlar.Board members held a brief meeting before Christmas with representatives from the Stadium Committee, although details, even those given to Board members, appear to be sketchy at best.“We haven’t had one specific issue that we’re made aware of,” Mr Campbell said. “The Stadium Committee said they met with local representatives who are lobbying hard. The only blockage is with delay in drawdowns and there is no issue with the contractor.“The contractor will go back on site as soon as the money is drawn down.”Two supporters in the audience noted that the process of drawing down such grant aid usually involved the developing club spending the money first and then drawing down the money.Harps’ ‘matching funding’ for the ambitious development, located next to the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar, was in the form of the existing stadium on Navenny Street. “The money is allocated and the contracts are signed,” Mr Campbell noted.“We know of a number of other projects that are waiting on drawdowns, but we know of a number of others that started after ours.”The club’s Board has invited Stadium Committee members to address supporters and answer their queries, but they have been declined.Mr Campbell added: “The Stadium Committee has always been separate from the club. The good reason for that is that development money or grant money is kept away from the day-to-day running of the club.“We know that the project was put back a lot of years with the recession and also there is a very difficult paperwork trail which the Stadium Committee is stuck with. It was a very complicated deal.“We met with the Stadium Committee before Christmas and said to the guys that we had got to the stage where we had to go to the supporters and tell them what we feel.”Finn Harps Board to demand answers on new stadium, meeting told was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

City firefighters aid hurricane victims

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA VERNE – City firefighters have served and protected the community through wildfires and earthquakes.But during the past few months, their services were required across the country to aid victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Ten firefighters were deployed by the U.S. Forest Service to those Gulf Coast areas affected by the hurricanes to help relief workers.“Each one of the individuals provided some type of support to a function,” said fire Capt. John Chappell. “They supported for the \ teams rescuing people from the roofs to distributing supplies to evacuees.”Firefighters Dave Bonanno, Dave Castanon, John Chappell, Pete Jankowski, Don Johnson, Kevin Palm, Robert Russell, Dan Seawright, Mike Vetti and Kevin Wilton traveled to the gulf region beginning in late August.Palm is still completing his assignment in Louisiana as a medical unit leader.By providing logistical support, the firefighters were responsible for a number of duties, including setting up 1,000-person camps and ordering supplies for relief workers. “The devastation was a bit overwhelming at times,” Jankowski said. Beginning in late August, Jankowksi served a 34-day assignment. He and members of the California Incident Management Team traveled to Gulfport, Miss., where they set up a 1,000-person camp to house rescue crews without food or lodging. “It took a week for the camp to get established, and we supported 350 people who came in to take showers and another 600 people who slept in the cots at night,” Jankowski said. With all the devastation around them, firefighter Robert Russell, stationed at Camp Gautier in Vancleave, Miss., said residents were grateful for the thousands of relief workers. “People who had only the clothes on their backs were coming up and saying thanks,” Russell said. “They were self-reliant and willing to make the best of their situation.”Initially housed at a local high school, Camp Gautier relocated to a county park after the city decided the school had to be reopened. Jankowski, who assisted with repairs to the school, felt its reopening provided some comfort for residents.“Students and faculty had lost their homes, and it was important for them emotionally to have a sense of normalcy,” he said. “They needed to have the routine of school and football games.”In Beaumont, Texas, firefighter Dave Bonanno was a receiving and distribution manager. His two-week assignment at the Ford Pavilion Arena gave him a chance to observe the grim conditions faced by relief workers. caroline.an@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-8553last_img read more

Huge expansion for Richards Bay

first_img29 December 2005South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal is to spend some R1-billion expanding its yearly export capacity to 92-million tons of coal by 2008, making it the biggest such facility in the world.The expansion will open up opportunities for black economic empowerment (BEE) coal mining companies who have previously been unable to export coal.The Richards Bay Coal Terminal company says it has an export capacity of 72-million tons of coal a year, and currently handles about 67-million tons.“The extra capacity could bring around R6-billion per annum of foreign currency into South Africa and has the potential to earn around R1-billion per annum for Spoornet,” says Richards Bay Coal Terminal chair Tony Redman, who is also CE of Anglo Coal. “Such infrastructure expansion will help to support the government’s objective of 6% GDP growth.”The current export capacity is dominated by the terminal’s main shareholders, BHP Billiton through its subsidiary, Ingwe, Anglo American and Xstrata.Small black-owned exporters will get priority for new capacity, with 4-million tons a year earmarked for them. Further, some 85% of goods and services needed for the project will be sourced from local suppliers.“We are excited about the expansion and believe it reflects the spirit of transformation in South Africa,” says Redman. “The additional tonnage will be mostly allocated to BEE companies and thereby open up opportunities for BEE coal mining companies who have not previously been able to export coal.”South Dunes Coal Terminal, made up of larger black-owned coal miners, will be allocated 6-million tons, and the remaining 10-million tons will be up for subscription to all existing shareholders.Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company Limited, situated in the deepwater port of Richards Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal, was established in the early 1970s and has been expanded from an initial yearly capacity of 12-million tons to its current 72-million-ton capacity. The company is owned by Anglo Coal, Xstrata Coal, Eyesizwe, Ingwe, Kangra Coal, Sasol and Total Coal SA.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Library brings culture of reading

first_imgLearners from TT Lekalake Primary School in Batharos pose proudly in front of the library that will help them read more. (Images: Musa Sibisi)Learners and teachers at TT Lekalake Primary School in Batharos now have a mobile library that will help in their educational needs.Brand South Africa, in partnership with Shout SA and Breadline Africa, handed over the newly built and fully equipped mobile library on 29 January at Batharos in Northern Cape. Members of the community, parents as well as representatives from neighbouring schools attended the event in numbers.The National Development Plan holds that education is a prerequisite for South Africa’s development, and the community in Batharos encourages learners to be dedicated, studious and focused children in response to this.LEAST RESOURCED SCHOOL“This library is not only a facility for the learners of this school,” said Tumisang Rabi, the principal. “It is a resource for the community at large. It is impossible for a community to grow and improve without proper literacy skills.“This library will instil a love for reading in the smallest of children. It is very important for young children to learn to love reading, as this is a primary skill to ensure success not only in later grades, but also in life in general.”The 2014 Annual National Assessment results revealed that there was a significant gap between children reading, understanding and interpreting information.The library, combined with the commitment of learners and teachers, aims to bridge this gap at TT Lekalake – improving the academic results of the school and creating better opportunities for the learners as they progress into adulthood.Jade Orgill, the project manager at Breadline Africa, articulated the importance of the library.“This school is a government quintile 1 school, which means that they are the least resourced as per the government’s poverty quintile ranking. The lack of access usually translates into low literacy level such as is the case at TT Lekalake.“One of the positive measures currently in place is the learner development programme that has been initiated by the governing body, teachers and parents.”This programme is just one example of the active steps taken by the community of Batharos to improve the state of education in the district.COMPULSORY READING AT SCHOOLWhile the Department of Basic Education had instituted a compulsory reading period for all schools, teachers needed to set small goals for their learners throughout the year, which would contribute to the improvement of the literacy levels in the district, said the circuit manager of John Taoco Gaetsewe District, Mpho Malele.“Make reading a priority at home,” he said. “Initially the children will read slowly and get frustrated, but it is important to encourage them to persevere, because the more they read, the better they will read and the faster they will read.”Malele called on the community at large to play their part and support education initiatives in the community. “By attending school events, you are showing the children that you are committed and care about their education, which will instil the same values in them,” he stressed.Musician and co-founder of Shout SA, Kabelo Mabalane, wrapped up the programme by calling on the children to stay in school, respect their teachers, and read. “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers. We all need to play our part and develop a love of reading in our communities,” he concluded.Learners and teachers at TT Lekalake Primary School in Batharos now have a mobile library that will help in their educational needs.Brand South Africa, in partnership with Shout SA and Breadline Africa, handed over the newly built and fully equipped mobile library on 29 January at Batharos in Northern Cape. Members of the community, parents as well as representatives from neighbouring schools attended the event in numbers.The National Development Plan holds that education is a prerequisite for South Africa’s development, and the community in Batharos encourages learners to be dedicated, studious and focused children in response to this.LEAST RESOURCED SCHOOL“This library is not only a facility for the learners of this school,” said Tumisang Rabi, the principal. “It is a resource for the community at large. It is impossible for a community to grow and improve without proper literacy skills.“This library will instil a love for reading in the smallest of children. It is very important for young children to learn to love reading, as this is a primary skill to ensure success not only in later grades, but also in life in general.”The 2014 Annual National Assessment results revealed that there was a significant gap between children reading, understanding and interpreting information.The library, combined with the commitment of learners and teachers, aims to bridge this gap at TT Lekalake – improving the academic results of the school and creating better opportunities for the learners as they progress into adulthood.Jade Orgill, the project manager at Breadline Africa, articulated the importance of the library.“This school is a government quintile 1 school, which means that they are the least resourced as per the government’s poverty quintile ranking. The lack of access usually translates into low literacy level such as is the case at TT Lekalake.“One of the positive measures currently in place is the learner development programme that has been initiated by the governing body, teachers and parents.”This programme is just one example of the active steps taken by the community of Batharos to improve the state of education in the district.COMPULSORY READING AT SCHOOLWhile the Department of Basic Education had instituted a compulsory reading period for all schools, teachers needed to set small goals for their learners throughout the year, which would contribute to the improvement of the literacy levels in the district, said the circuit manager of John Taoco Gaetsewe District, Mpho Malele.“Make reading a priority at home,” he said. “Initially the children will read slowly and get frustrated, but it is important to encourage them to persevere, because the more they read, the better they will read and the faster they will read.”Malele called on the community at large to play their part and support education initiatives in the community. “By attending school events, you are showing the children that you are committed and care about their education, which will instil the same values in them,” he stressed.Kabelo Mabalane reads to two learners during the launch.Musician and co-founder of Shout SA, Kabelo Mabalane, wrapped up the programme by calling on the children to stay in school, respect their teachers, and read. “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers. We all need to play our part and develop a love of reading in our communities,” he concluded.last_img read more

Product Announcement: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, 4K Under $900

first_imgFlashYes – Built-In Burst ShootingUp to 50fps Crop FactorN/A LCD Size3 inch touch screen; 921,000 dots Shooting 4K footage with a Leica designed lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 might be a great entry level camera.If you’re a filmmaker or a photographer I’m sure this happens to you all the time…You’re at a social gathering, typically a wedding, and people see you with your big fancy camera. Which prompts them to ask you something like “I was looking to get a new camera, do you know of any good ones?“. In reality this question makes about as much sense as saying “I was looking for a new car, do you know of any good ones?” Even so, we might have found the perfect go-to camera for individuals looking to buy their first “serious” camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000.FZ1000 Quick LookThe FZ1000 is what’s known as a “bridge camera” meaning it is a step up from a point and shoot and one step below a DSLM/R camera like the GH4. Definitely the most incredible feature included in the FZ1000 is the ability to capture 4K footage. The footage isn’t RAW but that shouldn’t be a problem for someone just entering the filmmaking world. The camera also comes with a Leica designed 25-200mm f/2.8-4 lens, which is a pretty decent kit lens for the price.The FZ1000 features a 1″-type MOS sensor. The unit also has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for users to offload their photographs without connecting their camera to a computer. An OLED viewfinder enables users to see 100% of the image frame.Pricing and AvailabilityThe FZ1000 is is going for $897.99 on the B&H website, which includes the camera body, built-in lens, rechargeable battery with charger, lens hood, & a one year warranty. The FZ1000 is expected to be available by July 31, 2014.FZ1000 Technical Specs Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC Sensor20.9 MP MOS Sensor Autofocus49 focus areas Shutter Speed60 Sec – 1/16,000center_img View FinderTFT LCD 2,359k-dot w/ diopter; 100% coverage Wireless FlashYes Sensitivity RangeISO 125-12,800 (Extended Mode to 25,600) VideoMOV: 3840×2160: 30 fps, 1920×1080: 30fps & 24fps, 1280×720: 30fps, 640×480: 30fps BatteryDMW-BLC 12 Battery Pack Image StabilizationHybrid I.O.S. What do you think of the Panasonic FZ1000? Would you recommend it to someone just starting out in the photography/video world?  Share in the comments below.last_img read more

EUROS: RTOS now available for STMicroelectronics´ STM32F1 series

first_img Continue Reading Previous Anvo-Systems and Mouser sign distribution agreementNext Wind River teams with Renesas to advance autonomous driving applications The company EUROS Embedded Systems announces the availability of its Real-Time Operating System EUROS including the eclipse based Stand-Alone Cross Development Environment EUROS Embedded Studio for STMicroelectronic’s STM32F1 series of mainstream MCUs.Especially for the Eval Kit STM3210C-EVAL with a STM32F107VCT microcontroller EUROS Embedded Systems offers all needed device driver packages, like serial, SPI, I2C, CAN, USB. etc.The Eclipse-based IDE EUROS Embedded Studio has been also adapted to accommodate the STM32F107VCT microcontroller. It allows an individual, application-specific and fully automatic configuration of the system software and offers a range of additional development tools – such as graphical components configurator, real-time tracing, static code analysis, code coverage, RTOS-awareness, etc., which significantly support and facilitate the development of embedded applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Indian cyclists ready for Track Asia Cup

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) The Indian team is all set for the fifth edition of the Track Asia Cup, starting at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here on Friday.The Indian team is optimistic to top the medals tally as junior cyclist Esow Alben, silver medallist of World Junior Cycling Championships and currently ranked World No. 1 (Keirin event), will lead the team and will give the challenge in sprint, team sprint and keirin events.Experienced senior cyclist Deborah Herold, who is taking part in sprint, team sprint and keirin event, will also be a key member in the team and will try to grab the gold.In the women’s junior category, Asian Championships bronze medallist, Dannama Chichikhandi will try to give her best.It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian men’s junior team comprising Esow of Andaman and Nicobar, Mayur Pawar of Maharashtra and James Singh of Manipur has a new continental cycling track record to its name in sprint event (46.070 seconds).India being the host is also allowed to get in an extra team of cyclists, which would include the young cyclists that have been under training at the Sports Authority of India National Cycling Academy (SAINCA).Twelve countries participating in the event include India, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Hongkong, UAE, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Singapore and Australia.”Our cyclists have trained in Germany and are in good shape. They recently participated in Asian Games and gave a tough competition, although they were not finalists but they are capable to be medal winners in big competitions,” coach RK Sharma said. PTI APA BSBSadvertisementlast_img read more

Man City set 59-year first with Palace demolition

first_imgManchester City Man City set 59-year first with Crystal Palace demolition Goal Last updated 2 years ago 00:30 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City Crystal Palace Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Manchester City v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Pep Guardiola’s side have been ruthless in the league in recent weeks and showed no mercy against their struggling visitors Manchester City were in no mood to take pity on struggling Crystal Palace on Saturday as they continue an impressive run of high-scoring wins.After their 5-0 trouncing of Liverpool, they embarrassed Watford at Vicarage Road with a 6-0 win.Man City 9/1 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing 5 – Man City are the 1st side to score 5+ goals in 3 consecutive top-flight games in the same season since Blackburn in 58-59. Unstoppable.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 23, 2017While Crystal Palace are on the worst opening run in the history of the English Football League having failed to score a goal in their six defeats, City have had no such troubles.Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph all chipped in as City fired five past their visitors without reply.It is the first time in 59 years that an English top-flight team has managed to score five or more goals in three successive games. Blackburn Rovers were the last side to do it – in the 1958-59 season.Although City are in solid form domestically and in Europe, having beaten Feyenoord 4-0 in the Champions League, they will have a hard time stretching this run to four games when they take on Chelsea next week.The reigning champions host Guardiola’s men off the back of a 4-0 win away to Stoke City. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more