1 Brendan Rodgers Liverpool fans have been praying for the news of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking for weeks and now it has finally happened.Reds fans have wished him well, while hoping for a big name replacement to come in and take the reigns at Anfield, such as Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti.But not everyone is happy with the news as rival fans have expressed their dismay that he will no longer be the one insisting Dejan Lovren starts in central defence. See the best reaction on social media below …
1 Barcelona Arsenal will face holders Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League.The Gunners have been handed the toughest draw of England’s teams, with Chelsea up against Paris Saint-German for the third year running while Manchester City will play Dynamo Kiev.It’s disappointing news for City fans as the game will be played behind closed doors with Dynamo currently serving a stadium ban.The first legs of the ties, which were drawn at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Monday, will take place on February 16/17 or 23/23 with the return matches on March 8/9 or 15/16.The Gunners, who reached the last-16 with a memorable victory at Olympiakos in their final group game, were always in for a tough task as they knew they could have faced Barca or ten-times winners Real Madrid.Chelsea face PSG in the knockout stages for the third season in succession and will hope to gain some revenge after losing to them in March.City will be pleased to have avoided the dangerous PSG as they bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time, but their fans may be frustrated about the Kiev situation.The Ukrainian club were ordered to play two games behind closed doors last month as punishment for offences that included racial abuse of players by supporters during their group game against Chelsea.Elsewhere, Bayern Munich were handed a tough-looking draw against last season’s runners-up Juventus, while Real Madrid will also face Italian opposition in Roma.Full Champions League draw:Gent v WolfsburgRoma v Real MadridParis St Germain v ChelseaArsenal v BarcelonaJuventus v Bayern MunichPSV Eindhoven v Atletico MadridBenfica v Zenit St PetersburgDynamo Kiev v Manchester City
Sam Byram believes he is ready to tackle the next stage of his career against the best in the Premier League after completing a move to West Ham from Leeds.Byram, 22, has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Irons, the transfer fee undisclosed, but reported to be around £3.7million.Leeds were also ready to sell to Everton, but Byram, who was born in Essex and has family connections with West Ham, is confident he made the right choice to help take his game to the next level challenging for a regular first-team place in Slaven Bilic’s squad.“I’m just looking forward to what the future holds and hopefully I can achieve things with the team going forward,” Byram told the club’s official website, www.whufc.com.“It’s a childhood dream of mine to play in the Premier League, so to have the chance to get into a team like this and I just want to get my head down, work hard and hopefully get a chance.“I spoke to the manager and he is one of the main reasons which attracted me to West Ham. I think he’s done unbelievably well with his team so far, so I’m really looking forward to working with him and his staff.“My uncle and my cousin are big West Ham fans. It’s nice to have them down here and they’ll help me settle.“I’m also really looking forward to seeing the new (Olympic) stadium in person. That was another big part in me wanting to come here. It’s a massive part of the future of the club and I can’t wait to see and hopefully play in it.”Full-back Byram moved to Yorkshire as a child before joining up with Leeds’ Academy.Byram, who can also play in a more advanced role on the right wing, came through the youth ranks at Elland Road to make his debut in the 2012/2013 campaign.The 22-year-old admits it was a difficult decision to leave.In a post on his Twitter page, Byram said: “From 10 years old and in the Academy, right up until now, I can honestly say it has been an absolute honour and privilege every time I have had the opportunity to pull on the Leeds United shirt.“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Leeds for all that you have done to help me – the president, my managers, past and present, all the staff – I wish you all the very best going forward.“Also a huge thank you to all the fans for all the support over the last four seasons, through all the ups and downs, it really has been appreciated.“I want to wish the team the very best for the rest of the season, it’s so hard saying bye to such a good group of lads and close friends.” Sam Byram 1
1 Premier League leaders Leicester dropped two points on Tuesday – much to the delight of Tottenham fans.The Foxes drew at home to West Brom, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s second-placed men in a good position heading to West Ham on Wednesday. Pochettino laughed off Claudio Ranieri’s claims that second-placed Spurs are favourites with bookies for the title, but that is now true. A win would send the north Londoners top on goal difference ahead of the derby with Arsenal at the weekend. Spurs fans took to social media to express their excitement, as it leaves the title race in their hands now. Dare to dream Spurs fans? See some of the best reaction below! Mauricio Pochettino’s men head to West Ham on Wednesday
A free, public meeting will be held at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena from noon to 1 p.m. today to answer questions about the FAST-MAG trial. Huntington Hospital, along with 42 other hospitals in Los Angeles County, already participates in the study with patients or their immediate family members who are able to give their informed consent. “We haven’t decided as to whether we are going to participate yet” in the expanded, deferred-consent portion of the study, said Elizabeth Mullikin, executive director of the hospital’s neurosciences service line. A hospital internal review board will meet to consider the risks and benefits within a month’s time, she said. The need for a study like this one is great, though. “We’re really limited in how we can treat stroke, and this study is designed to offer patients more than one type of treatment,” Mullikin said. Only the clot-busting drug tPA, short for tissue plasminogen activator, has been proven to help stroke victims. Its benefits are limited, though, by the fact that it must be administered within three hours of a stroke’s onset and can only be used to treat strokes caused by blood clots, not those from hemorrhages. “People estimate that no more than 2 to 5 percent of all stroke patients get tPA,” Starkman said. Other studies using magnesium have suggested it could have a small to moderate impact on stroke outcomes, and could be paired with other treatments. However, those early trials were hampered by small size or a long lag time between the patient’s stroke and when treatment could be started. This is the first to put the magnesium infusion into paramedics’ hands, allowing patients to be treated much more quickly. In animals, boosted magnesium levels have been shown to dilate blood vessels and prevent the buildup of damaging calcium in nerve cells, halving the destruction the stroke causes. Although at high doses magnesium can cause weakness or low blood pressure, Starkman said, the amounts used for the trial are much lower. “The only side effect really that people get is about oh, maybe 2 percent, maybe up to 5 percent, feel a little bit flushed, a little bit warm when the magnesium goes in,” he said. The information session will be held at Huntington’s Research Conference Hall, 734 Fairmount Ave. For more information, visit www.fastmag.info, or call Huntington’s Clinical Coordinating Center, (310) 794-6160. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A study testing a new treatment for stroke victims is being expanded to include patients who cannot give immediate consent. The countywide trial, Field Administration of Stroke Therapy-Magnesium, or FAST-MAG, tests whether an infusion of magnesium into the blood stream within two hours of a stroke will improve a patient’s outcome. Over the past three years, 440 stoke victims have participated in the study, starting even as paramedics rushed them to the hospital. Expanding it to include patients who could not give consent and were not accompanied by a parent, spouse or adult child would allow more patients with severe strokes to be treated and would expand the study pool, said Sidney Starkman, a UCLA neurologist and one of the study leaders. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre That 10 percent to 20 percent increase in trial subjects could save valuable months of research, he said. “If we can finish the study in three years instead of four years, that’s one more year that we can have a therapy for stroke – great!” Starkman said. Strokes are the third highest cause of death in the United States. The most telling sign of stroke is sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. They can also cause confusion, trouble speaking, understanding, seeing and walking. To be included in the study, patients will still need to be accompanied by a family member, close friend or co-worker who knows their medical history and could give their approval, he said. Patients would be given the chance to opt out of the study as soon as they are able.
TEN people have lost their jobs at wholesale food business in Convoy.BWG Foods says it’s closing its business formerly known as Morris Brothers.It says 17 of the 27 staff are being transferred to its Value Centre business in Letterkenny but that 10 other members of staff will lose their jobs. In a statement to Donegal Daily, a BWG spokesman said: “Redundancy packages are being offered to those ten employees whose roles are not being transferred.”BWG only bought Morris Brothers last May for an undisclosed sum.Wholesale grocery business Morris Brothers had been operating in Convoy since 1952.Fintan and Joseph Morris and their staff will kept on with the business after the buy-out. Morris Brothers had serviced more than 450 retail businesses across Donegal, Sligo, Cavan, Mayo and Roscommon before the buy-out by Dublin-based BWG.At the time of the buy-out Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG, said: “It’s a statement of intent that we are growing our business.“We’re reasonably pleased with how the business is trading but the grocery sector is not a market showing growth.“The question is, have we reached the bottom or not? I wouldn’t say with 100 per cent certainty that there will be a recovery next year.”The news came on the same day as it was announced 36 jobs in Creeslough are under threat after the Lafferty family placed their bar, shop and service station in examinership. HEARTACHE AS CONVOY LOSES COMPANY AND TEN JOBS AFTER 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS was last modified: March 1st, 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:convoyHEARTACHE AS CONVOY LOSES BUSINESS AND TEN JOBS AFTER 60 YEARS
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSkateboard parks have been a politically sensitive issue in the city for years. Councilman Steve Bradford, a strong proponent of the idea, has fueled much of the drive. In 2002, county Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke gave the city $150,000 to build one. But a 2004 plan to build a skate park in the north – at El Segundo Boulevard and Wilton Place – fell through when residents balked at the idea of throngs of teens hanging out on their block. On Dec. 11, the Gardena City Council voted unanimously to pursue a skate park at Arthur Johnson, even though Bradford and Councilwoman Rachel Johnson said it should be at Rowley Park, which is on the city’s northern edge. “My only concern is that Arthur Johnson Park won’t service the whole city. And we’ll have many little skateboarders skating on curbs and rails all over the city, in our neighborhoods, and putting themselves at risk,” Johnson said, before voting to approve the plans. Brian Naulls lives only two miles from a proposed skate park in Gardena, but it might as well be a world away for the 12-year-old. His home near Bell Park, where he and his friends skate, is in the center of the city. Arthur Johnson Park, where the city’s first skate park is set to be built, is on the southern edge. Naulls enjoys performing ollies and kick flips, but Arthur Johnson Park is just too far away for him to get there on his own. “My mom might take me, but not every day,” Naulls said, of the skate park. Arthur Johnson made it to the top of the list because it has an unused blacktop area, Director of Recreation and Human Services Kelly Fujio said. The city’s other parks would be forced to lose either green space or some recreation area like tennis or basketball courts to make way for the skate ramps, she said. Rowley Park is not feasible because it is already overused, she said. Fujio said she believes the city should have higher priorities – a teen or senior center, maybe a dog park. Or, even better, facilities for park visitors who are physically handicapped. “Our parks are overburdened as it is for open space,” Fujio said. “We would really not want to see (a skate park) at any of our parks. But, if we had to choose a location, we chose one that can hold it.” Holly Park Homeowners Association President Tasha Cerda said she supports the skate park, though she hasn’t heard much opinion from residents one way or the other. Cerda also said she doubts that kids from the north side of the city would make it down to Arthur Johnson. “We would like to see one inside Rowley Park,” she said. “I do see kids skating everywhere. They skate at vacant parking lots, off the inclines. I think it would get a lot of these kids off the street.” Cheryl Sherman, a member of Friends of Gardena Willows Wetlands Preserve, said she doesn’t think the skate park would affect the willows, which are adjacent to Arthur Johnson Park. “I think it needs to be a place that’s multifunctional. If it were a teen center and a skateboard park, I think that would be real good because, if you could draw them in there to skate, there’s a good chance you could draw them in for teen activities,” Sherman said. The next step for the city will be getting skaters to attend community meetings to make suggestions for the skate park’s design. “My concern now is that we reach these young folks that we see every day skateboarding throughout the community, and really get their buy-in on this,” Bradford said. “I think it’s key that their voices are heard.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh. TD, is this morning, as part of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit, hosting a meeting of local stakeholders in Letterkenny.Minister McHugh has convened the meeting to hear, as the Brexit negotiations draw nearer, the views of those living and working in the North West and wider border region on how best to protect the progress that has been made in the area in recent years and how to maximise the regional potential in the North West and wider border region.The event has been organised in partnership with Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council. Speaking at this morning’s event Minister McHugh said he is delighted to be hosting this important discussion here in Donegal in partnership with the two Councils.“It has been recognised across the European Union and by the EU Brexit Negotiating Team that the border areas on this island are the areas that will feel the impact of Brexit most significantly.Delegates at this morning’s conference.“This gathering of interested parties provides business and community leaders in the North West region with an opportunity to feed their views into the Government’s planning.“Initiatives like the North West Strategic Growth Partnership have helped to deliver growth and prosperity over the past few years. The Partnership offers a regional-focussed forum and a lens through which the very significant challenges arising from Brexit may be addressed on the ground. “Today’s All-Island Sectoral Dialogue will allow me to hear a wide range of voices from the North West and wider border areas and to build on the spirit of cooperation and collaboration which exists in these areas as we work together to protect the gains of the Peace Process. ”Major Brexit conference takes place in Letterkenny today was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 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:Brexitconferenceletterkenny
A well-known Donegal woman whose day is to put on the best entertainment in the county at the club where she works was herself entertained – during a star-studded trip to the USALetterkenny Voodoo club manager Elaine Boyle is currently enjoying a trip to Nashville.And one of the people she met is actor Charles Esten of the hit ABC show named after the home of country music – Nashville. She also had a chance to chat with Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol.“I’m on holidays and you meet random people out here,” said Portnoo woman Elaine.“With Gary Lightbody he was a lovely person and great to chat to.”Actor Esten Actor Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s Nashville, made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday. Original ‘Nashville’ songs performed by or featuring Charles have been released on iTunes by ABC Studios and Big Machine Records, including “Undermine” featuring Hayden Panettiere, “Back Home” and “No One Will Ever Love You” with Connie Britton. DONEGAL WOMAN IS STAR-STRUCK ON TRIP TO NASHVILLE was last modified: November 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charles estenDONEGAL WOMAN IS STAR-STRUCK ON TRIP TO NASHVILLEnashvilleSnow Patrol
Donegal County Council is pursuing members of the public and developers who have carried out development on foot of a grant of planning permission and have not paid charges.The outstanding payments are now being pursued by the Councils Development Charges Legal Proceedings Unit.The Council has set up a dedicated Development Charges-Legal Proceedings Unit to deal with cases where payments are still outstanding and are advising members of the public including developers that arrangements to pay outstanding contributions must be made immediately (where agreements are not currently in place), in order to avoid further interest being incurred on the outstanding balances and legal action being initiated against debtors. Failure to pay outstanding contributions will result in the matter being pursued by the Council’s legal office to recover outstanding charges as a simple contract debt in the relevant Courts.In such cases the Council’s legal office will seek a Court Order against outstanding debtors, including any legal costs that will be incurred and pursue all avenues open to ensure the prompt collection of the principal amount, including interest.These actions may involve –• referring the outstanding debt to the Sheriffs Office to collect all amounts due and to seize, in default, appropriate goods to satisfy the amounts owing and/or • the making of an application to the District Court for an instalment Order which may require the debtors attendance in court to be cross-examined to disclose financial means, before the Court decides on the level of the instalment order and/or• the registration of the judgement in Court which will lead to publication of debtors names and addresses in Stubbs Gazette and/or• the registration of a judgement as a mortgage against property of the debtor.To avoid the above imminent legal action and the associated claims for interest, penalties and legal costs, members of the public and developers should contact the Council’s Development Charges-Legal Proceedings Unit immediately on 074 9172307, Monday to Friday 9.00 – 12.30 & 1.00 – 4.30pm. COUNCIL TO SUE PEOPLE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES was last modified: November 13th, 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:development chargesDonegal County Council