LONDON (AP):Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements yesterday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the English Premier League for the first time.Leicester players were crowded around a television inside top-scorer Jamie Vardy’s house as they were handed the title by closest challengers Tottenham being held to a 2-2 draw by deposed champions Chelsea.With an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining, Leicester are champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history.”Championes! Championes! Ole! Ole! Ole!” the jubilant Leicester players sang as they jumped up and down with their arms on each other’s shoulders inside Vardy’s house.”Nobody believed we could do it, but here we are Premier League champions and deservedly so,” Leicester captain Wes Morgan said. “I’ve never known a spirit like the one between these boys, we’re like brothers.”FIRST JAMAICA TITLE-HOLDERMorgan is the first Jamaican international to win the English Premier League.Just two years ago, Vardy and many of his teammates were playing in the second tier and then came close to instantly dropping out of the Premier League. They started this season as among the favourites to be relegated again. But last night, fans – who never dreamed their modest club in a city with a population of 330,000 would conquer wealthier rivals – descended on Leicester’s King Power Stadium to party into the night.”People saw it last season when everyone expected us to be relegated, but we fought back to prove people wrong,” Morgan said. “This season’s been a continuation of that. We’ve built on the momentum, but I don’t think anyone believed it would come to this.”Leicester, who will collect the trophy on Saturday when they host Everton at home, had not even finished higher than second since 1929.English soccer have not had a first-time champion of the top flight since Nottingham Forest in 1978. And for the last 20 years, the Premier League trophy has never left London or Manchester, with Arsenal, Chelsea, United and City sharing the trophy among them.Unlike that title-winning quartet or 1995 champion Blackburn, Leicester have achieved their success without lavish spending on their squad.Chelsea’s draw also ensured Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri became a league title winner for the first time in his career, 12 years after the 64-year-old Italian was fired by the Blues.”Let’s do it for Ranieri,” read one Chelsea fan’s banner during yesterday’s game at Stamford Bridge, where the trophy was presented to Chelsea last May.”It’s the greatest achievement in the history of English football and it was led by an Italian,” Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, tweeted.Leicester missed a chance to seal the title on Sunday when they were held to a draw by Manchester United, but Chelsea ensured that the party wasn’t delayed any longer.Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep their bid for a first title since 1961 alive and led 2-0 thanks to goals from striker Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, before Chelsea staged a second-half fight back to draw in a fiery London derby, where tempers frayed and tackles flew in from everywhere.”What a game,” Leicester defender Robert Huth tweeted. “Makes me look like an angel! CHAMPIONS!!!”Centre half Gary Cahill pulled a goal back for Chelsea early in the second half and with Tottenham clinging on, the equalising goal was scored by Eden Hazard.Ranieri called Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink to thank him for Chelsea’s part in delivering the title to Leicester, which is owned by Thai retail giant King Power.”(Ranieri said) five times ‘Thanks’, because of the emotion,” Hiddink said. “I didn’t see any tears because it was not a Facetime conversation, but his voice was trembling a bit.”One bookmaker, Sky Bet, said it paid out £4.6 million (US$6.8 million) to punters who backed Leicester to win the title, with 128 putting money on the team at 5,000-1.No sports team has defied such odds to triumph, and Leicester’s improbablesuccess has provided a feel-good story for a country divided as they prepare to vote on whether to remain in the European Union.”Many congratulations to Leicester,” British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted. “An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.”
SparkleBy: Matenneh-Rose L. DunbarMuch for it has dawned another rainbowOne catapult with the variances of thrustA drop of morning mist near my eyelashReminds me of the free gift of fresh breathLittle drops of colored stones makes glowSparkle regardless of the waiting oddsMoon walks across the packed arenaFeet do have acreage that created hurtShoes of cheap to endangered animalsDress human sizes to capture admirersTo the hum of Peter Cole we familiarizeFor the love of good looks we really bluffSparkle for your days are already knownMen of means plus those of thatched hutsFree fall on innocent girls with no remorseIt was their world to break use and trash ‘emWhile loud applause greeted their heroismNo more shall the weaker be gullible hereSparkle as the rays of nature revives youFlawShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) “THE GRANDE MA MARY B”By: Matenneh-Rose L. DunbarHello Ma Mary B the famousWhat is it like being so grandeurHow have you overcome so muchTell us the storied that lead to wisdomOn stupefied leather soles we wonderThe mere youthful candor you exhibitA quantum of kindness that fascinatesWe surmount you bravado for posterity“The Grande ma Mary B”Hallow the sound of your laughWhispers of happiness stringed inHoist like my flag you wide open armsTeaching to all the pictures of real loveOn faces of countless your draw a smileThe mother of the hungry and the havesA quintessential rose in a dry rain forestWe hold sacred your firebrand patriotism“The Grande Ma Mary B” Never Grow Old (NGO)By: Matenneh-Rose L. DunbarWe have seen a lot of pleasant yearsWe are seen as the roots of the treesWe never grow old cuz we always glowWe hold the gold keys to the face of joyWe listen to the many calls of “stay long”We groom grass to become fine dry thatchWe are proud to be Never Grow OldWe step on wooden nails made to wedgeWe drive from the rugged paths to presenceWe serve little giants in cupped fingersWe stoop over their beds as they rejuvenateWe commingle work and shelter for posterityWe look ahead as a smile curves our muscleWe are successful and are to Never Grow Old
Inishowen Sinn Féin councillor, Jack Murray, has welcomed support for his motion which called for support for City of Derry Airport from the Irish government. The motion was unanimously supported at Monday’s full sitting of Donegal County Council.Cllr Murray said he first became a councillor, City of Derry Airport was in receipt of subvention from the Irish government in recognition of the huge amount of passengers of Donegal who use it. However he added “Unfortunately the Fine Gael government withdrew that subvention shortly after coming into power. This is was a backward step in my view.“The reality is that, of the more than 300,000 passengers who travel through City of Derry Airport every year, 40% of them are from Donegal. It is a critical transport hub for Donegal and the entire northwest of Ireland.“Donegal is the only county in the state without access to rail, while the northwest is the only region on the island without dual-carriageway connection to Dublin. We cannot allow any question marks to hang over the northwest’s biggest airport.”He pointed out that Donegal County Council has committed to funding Knock Airport for the next 10 years while it gives financial support for Carrickfinn Airport annually. “Neither of these airports carry anywhere near as many Donegal passengers as City of Derry Airport.“The Irish government should follow the example of the Stormont Executive which moved swiftly and released £7million to save and expand the airport.“I am hopeful that the government will now heed the unanimous call from Donegal County Council and step up the mark and give the people of the northwest the support we deserve by supporting City of Derry Airport.”Council to request financial support for Derry Airport was last modified: September 28th, 2016 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)
Win a game of Laser Quest and Bowling for 10 people at Arena 7.Arena 7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving away a great prize for one lucky reader.To WIn a Game of Laser Quest and Bowling for 10 People – simply text “Arena7 Laser” to 51444 and you can be in with the chance.Get your entry in today and the winner will be announced on Friday the 18th July. Check everything out at www.arena7.ieDD COMPETITION TIME: WIN A GAME OF LASER QUEST AND BOWLING AT ARENA 7 was last modified: July 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7EntertainmentFeaturesnews
Workshop 2: Ethics and the 1916 Easter Rising, Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny, Thursday Jan 21st 6.30pmThis is the second session in our series of four workshops in preparation for the Feb 17th Conference, ‘Remembering 1916: Ethical & Global Perspectives’ in Mt Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, 9.30am-1pm. This workshop will seek to expand on the standard narrative of the Easter Rising that tends to focus on the participants who died that week and those who were subsequently executed.We will also consider the Easter Proclamation both as to the context in which it was written, and also what have been referred to as “the unfulfilled promises” of its vision of equality for all.CENTRAL LIBRARY ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR SECOND WORKSHOP ON REMEMBERING 1916 RISING was last modified: January 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:1916Central LibraryEaster RisingEthicalRememberingWorkshops
Wall Street finally showed signs of strength after an inflation scare sent stocks racing downward over the past two weeks, slashed 5 percent from the Dow and turned the Nasdaq negative for 2006. Although stocks were sharply oversold, investors still appeared tentative about buying while they remained uncertain about the economy’s health. Mild economic data this week helped them regain some faith in stocks and bonds, giving the major indexes their first weekly advance after two weeks of losses. For the week, the Dow rose 1.21 percent, the S&P 500 gained 1.04 percent and the Nasdaq jumped 0.75 percent. “We’re getting the economic performance that the Fed is looking for: somewhat slower growth, but continued increases and a positive underlying environment,” said Ken McCarthy, chief economist for vFinance Investments. “The concern, of course, is inflation, and whether the slowdown is occurring fast enough to restrain prices.” Friday’s consumption report was evidence that the consumer picture remains sound despite soaring energy prices. Personal spending growth matched estimates of 0.6 percent, while a 0.5 percent rise in income was below targets of 0.7 percent. Elsewhere, the University of Michigan said its consumer sentiment index for May barely rose to 79.1 from a previous reading of 79. The index is down from 87.4 in April. And Wall Street faces more tests next week, when reports on productivity, job growth and manufacturing activity are due. The slightest whiff of wage inflation – one of the Fed’s primary concerns – could trigger more selling. The bond market worried less about the chance of higher interest rates, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipping to 5.05 percent from 5.07 percent late Thursday. The U.S. dollar advanced on the Japanese yen, and gold prices stood near $650 an ounce. Crude oil futures drifted amid concerns about summer driving activity and the upcoming hurricane season. A barrel of light crude added 5 cents to settle at $71.37 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. GM garnered another upgrade to “buy” from Prudential Equity, which expressed optimism about near-term catalysts in the automaker’s restructuring. News reports also said as many as 30,000 workers at GM and auto-parts supplier Delphi Corp. have accepted the company’s buyout offer. GM rose 18 cents, to $28.08, and Delphi added 14 cents, to $1.51.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Wall Street extended its rebound to a third session Friday, ending with a moderate advance after personal consumption data bolstered the outlook for the economy and interest rates. The major indexes finished the week with solid gains. Investors were upbeat about a Commerce Department report that income and spending rose in April, helped along by improved wages that kept consumers buying at stores. The change in core prices – excluding energy costs – also tailed off slightly to advance 0.2 percent last month. But while the annual inflation rate edged up to 2.1 percent to sit just outside the Federal Reserve’s targeted range, signs of easing demand in this week’s data showed that the economy is headed for a more manageable rate of expansion. That suggests the inflationary pressures are not as bad as feared, and that the Fed might not need to raise rates further, said Michael Strauss, chief economist of Commonfund. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We’re seeing an economy that’s transitioning from a very strong first quarter to what appears to be some sluggishness in the second quarter,” Strauss said. Recent data “provides signs that the consumer is slowing down. Maybe the Fed doesn’t need to do much more.” Fewer existing home sales and a sharp drop in durable goods orders this week drove hopes that the Fed has raised lending rates enough to keep the economy from speeding off. A broker’s upgrade of General Motors Corp. also gave the market a boost in Friday’s session. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 67.56, or 0.6 percent, to 11,278.61. The Dow gained 180 points since Tuesday. Broader stock indicators were also higher. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 7.28, or 0.57 percent, to 1,280.16; the Nasdaq composite index added 12.13, or 0.55 percent, to 2,210.37, returning to positive territory for the year. Advancing issues led decliners by more than a 2-1 ratio on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume of 1.34 billion shares trailed the 1.74 billion shares that changed hands Thursday. Volume was light ahead of the holiday weekend; U.S. markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.
RAPHOE NOTES WEEK ENDING 19th JANUARYRAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTREMINDFULNESS MEDITATION: “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday”-Author unknown. The Family Resource Centre is hoping to run a short course on Mindfulness Meditation and is interested in determining interest in such a course. Meditation can help to reduce the stress levels that cause worry. In today’s environment we could all do with being able to switch off from the anxieties that we carry with us throughout the day. Numerous studies have shown that meditation has health benefits. Many of these benefits are related to the decrease in stress that occurs through meditation. It is anticipated that this course will fill up quickly so to secure your place please telephone 074 9145796.COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre is now in a position to offer a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service will be for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. It will operate on an appointment basis only. Contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.HEALTHY WALKS If you are in and around Raphoe and would like to keep fit, join us on our Healthy walk every Thursday morning at 9.30 a.m. The group meet in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome.NEW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMES:The Family Resource Centre is pleased to announce that its afterschool programme is now being extended to include several new activities. On Mondays Computer Clubs will take place for 3rd & 4th classes from 3-4pm and for 5th & 6th classes from 4-5pm (places are limited). A Homework Support Group will meet on Wednesdays from 5.30-6.30pm for 1st-6th classes and if you feel your young person would benefit from being supported in doing homework in a peaceful environment please contact any of the Youth Team on 074 9145796 as places are limited to ensure that each young person attending receives adequate support. The Youth Team are Robert, Diane, Melissa, Charlotte and Colin.In the coming weeks a Young Women’s Group and a Young Men’s Group will be established for 12-15 year olds with the Young Women’s Group taking place on Monday evenings from 5.30-7.00pm and the Young Men’s Group on Thursdays from 5.30-7.00pm. Follow us on facebook for more information on these over the coming weeksFriday nights see the return of the Movie Nite and Discos for primary school children aged 6-12 years. A tuck shop will be provided. The first Movie Nite will be held on Friday 25th January from 7.00-8.30pm with the first Disco taking place on Friday 1st February from 7.00-9.00pm. Parents/guardians are very welcome to come along to help supervise. LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meet every Wednesday morning at 10.30am –12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it be an aunt / uncle/ childminder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.ZUMBA CLASSTaking place in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Monday from 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. €5.00 per class FOX N CREW HIP HOP/STREET DANCE CLASSDance Classes in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 5 – 8 yr olds from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 9 – 15 yr. olds from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Fee €6.00 for further information contact: -0858409804/0876142326MEALS-ON-WHEELSIf you are a car owner with some time to spare on a Monday or a Wednesday and would be willing to deliver meals please contact 074 9145796.WOMEN’S GROUPWomen’s group meet every fortnight on a Monday at 8.00 p.m. in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. For further information contact Melanie on 074 9145796.WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.RAPHOE COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP Co Ltd CASTLE ROADENROLMENTAnyone interested in enrolling a child for anytime during 2013/2014 should collect their enrolment forms from the Playgroup during the week beginning 21st January between the hours 9.30-12.30pm.To ensure your Child’s placement we would request that you and your child attend one of our enrolment meetings which will take place on Wednesday 30th January between 1.30-3pm OR Wednesday 30th January between 7pm-8pmNEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHIn the recent spate of burglaries in East Donegal, there has been an interest in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch. Raphoe Community In Action propose to call a public information evening, where Garda will be in attendance. If interested please contact Raphoe Community In Action on 074 9173966.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUBRaphoe Friday Seniors Club: Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.DOG FOULINGThank you to all responsible dog owners who do clean up after their dogs in Raphoe. Sadly not all owners are cleaning up after their dogs. We all know that Dog Mess is dirty, unpleasant; a potential risk to health and quite rightly it concerns most of us wherever we live. In recent times this problem seems to have increased all around the town and on popular walking routes such as the racecourse and Strabane and Derry Road areas. All owners of Dogs are responsible for the cleaning up any mess left by their animals. Dogs fouling on footpaths, at or near schools, playing fields and other areas where children or the general public are can cause a severe health risk. Always clean up after your dog. It is simply no longer socially acceptable to allow your dog to foul public spaces.Poop-scoop Always carry your poop-scoop or a suitable bag with you and always clean up after your dog. This is your responsibility towards your fellow citizens, and stops dogs (and their owners) getting a bad reputation.The Law.Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 makes it an offence for the person in charge of a dog not to clean up when their dog fouls in a public place. Please act responsibly – clean up after your dog and dispose of the dirt in a suitable sanitary manner; use a paper bag. Dog dirt is a health hazard and some day your child might be affected by someone else’s failure to ‘do the right thing’. Failure to clean up your dog’s waste can lead to a €150 euro “on-the-spot” fine or on summary conviction to a fine of up to €3,000 euro.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBCongratulations goes to the clubs young female boxer Cody Lafferty who was in action at a major boxing tournament in Newtownstewart on Friday night last and the Ballindrait school girl turned ina vintage performance of ring craft when she boxed a highly entertaining contest with Tyron’s Grainne Gallagher of the Two-Castles Boxing club. Well done Cody from all your club mates.The Raphoe Club will host its annual boxing showpiece in the Cathedral Hall on Friday 15th March and club coach and matchmaker Gary Mc Cullagh hopes to have 14 star-studded contests down for decision on the night that will feature now fewer than 6 Ulster, 3 Connaught and 4 National Champions in action on the night. A very special thanks goes to our main sponsor Mike Kelly (building & Scaffolding Contractor) and to all the generous business people of Raphoe for their continued support and to Ronnie Goudie of the Cathedral Hall Committee for all his help. More details of this major tournament will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.Best wishes goes to former All-Ireland Super-heavyweight Champion Eamonn Coyle who has inducted onto Donegal’s Elite Hall of Fame Sports People and Eamonn will be honoured at the awards night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Friday 25th January. Congratulations Eamonn from everyone at the Raphoe Boxing Club.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: January 19th, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS
DENVER — Even if some of his teammates confessed their doubts, Madison Bumgarner always expected to take the mound on Saturday at Coors Field.The Giants’ front office spent part of the week fielding calls regarding Bumgarner’s availability ahead of Wednesday’s 1 p.m. trade deadline, but Bumgarner said he never seriously considered the idea of wearing a different uniform.The Giants ace made his first post-trade deadline start Saturday against the Rockies, donning the same road grey uniform and …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Planning for the next farming generation involves many challenges as well as emotional issues. To help, AgCredit, Agricultural Credit Association is hosting four succession planning seminars across northwest and north central Ohio.The featured speaker is Dr. Ron Hanson, a recently retired professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hanson was raised on a family farm in Illinois and has counseled Nebraska farm families for 40 years. He helps farm families resolve issues involving farm business ownership, family succession and the transfer of management control between farming generations.Seminars will be held on the following dates: DateLocationRSVPFebruary 26Colonnade Banquet Facility11001 State Route 250 Milan Ave.Milan, OH 44846419-663-4020 or firstname.lastname@example.orgFebruary 27Masters Building 10171 State Hwy 53 N. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351419-447-0787 or email@example.comFebruary 28All Occasions Catering 6989 Waldo Delaware Rd. Waldo, OH 43356419-947-1040 or firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 1Leipsic Community Center120 E. Main St.Leipsic, OH 45856419-523-6677 or email@example.com Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Hanson’s presentation and discussion on the challenges to farm business ownership succession planning and how to start the process for succession planning will follow. Times are the same for each location. Please RSVP by February 12 to the phone numbers listed above or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro In 2008, Google acquisition JotSpot announced that it would “expand upon the Google Page Creator already offered within Apps.” The idea was that JotSpot would power a system to help businesses set up their own collaboration, project management and customer extranets. After 3 years of sitting quietly in the Google arsenal, JotSpot has now reemerged in the form of a Google Sites Data API. Scott Johnston, Senior Product Manager for Google Sites spoke to ReadWriteWeb about the benefits of this new API. In addition to offering users the ability to share and edit user content across Google Sites, all of your content can be accessed using the Google Data Protocol. In other words, as per Google’s Data Liberation Front, users can import and export apps from Microsoft SharePoint sites into Google Sites or vice versa. One advantage over SharePoint is that Google Sites does not require users to maintain software on PCs. Google Sites builds on the company’s already well-established strengths – including cloud-based office tools and impeccable search. With the new API, if users choose to switch from SharePoint to Google Sites, they’ve now got an easy way to migrate their content. Tags:#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts