Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini was ruing defensive errors as West Ham ended their 100 per cent Premier League record with a 2-1 win at the Etihad.City had 27 shots and 16 corners, but despite the onslaught, could not find a way past West Ham goalkeeper Adrian, who made vital saves to ensure another away win for Slaven Bilic’s men.“When you are two goals down, you play faster than you need to against a team that plays with nine men as defenders,” he said.“I think West Ham played very well and I am more angry at the way we conceded two goals.”It was a familiar scenario for Pellegrini, with it being the second time in a week Man City have conceded two goals at home.First Italian champions Juventus beat them 2-1 in the Champions League, before West Ham ruined their 100 per cent Premier League record.“Juventus has two chances and scored two goals. Today, West Ham had two chances and scored two goals.”However, he was not willing to use the absence of captain and centre-back Vincent Kompany as an excuse.
Radamel Falcao 1 Radamel Falcao’s loan spell at Chelsea has not been the fairytale manager Jose Mourinho may have dreamed.Reports claim that the reigning Premier League champions have lost their patience with the form of the striker, and are prepared to terminate his season-long contract in January.Valencia are rumoured to be willing to offer the 29-year-old the chance to end his misery in England’s top flight.But how do Chelsea supporters feel about the possibility of Falcao leaving so soon?Some believe he should never have been signed given the Blues have such talent in their academy. Have a read of the reaction to the speculation, on Twitter, below.
Juan Familia-Castillo Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Ajax’s highly rated Juan Familia-Castillo, having tracked the 15-year-old since 2014.Castillo, who is 16 in January, is captain of the Netherlands’ under-16s team and can function in the centre of midfield or out wide on the left.United have a history of bringing in young footballers and developing them, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Adnan Januzaj recruited at a similar age to Castillo.He currently represents Ajax under-17s in a more advanced role, allowing him to both pick a pass and score goals of his own.Castillo is left footed and has been subject of the Red Devils’ scouts for over 18 months.Check out this video of Castillo impressing with some stunning skills for Ajax. 1
Yaya Toure playing for Manchester City Yaya Toure’s agent has told Manchester City that their treatment of the Ivorian’s contract is ‘unacceptable’, with no indication that the club are ready to offer him a new deal.The midfielder has a contract at the Etihad until the end of next season, and it looks unlikely that City will offer him an extension any time soon.At the age of 32, Toure is drawing to the end of his playing career, and there have been few moments of quality from him this term, suggesting he is past his peak.Dimitri Seluk, his agent, believes that City need to make their intentions about Toure clear in the coming months, either offering him a new deal, or allowing the midfielder to leave the Etihad this summer.“This is unacceptable,” Seluk said.“A player like Yaya Toure should not be moving towards the last year of his contract wondering if he is going to get a new deal.“He is 32. He has three or four years left at the top and City must tell Yaya now what they want to do. The best idea would be to give Yaya a three-year contact that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career. The second is to say ‘thank you’ and allow him to leave for nothing.”Heading into the final year of his contract, Toure will be leaving the ‘protected period’ of his deal, meaning that he can buy out the remaining season, leaving City without any need for just cause.Seluk is adamant the 32-year-old cannot waste another year with the Premier League fourth-placed club, claiming he will write to FIFA to cancel the contract, with clubs such as Inter Milan tracking his services.The agent added: “I will go to FIFA. I will write to them and tell them that we will buy Yaya out of his contract. We can do this. It is an option. This is not a threat. I promise you that Yaya will leave City this summer one way or another if they don’t offer him a new contract.” 1
Emanuele Giaccherini in action for Italy 1 Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is closing in on a move to Torino.The Italy international joined Sunderland from Juventus in 2013, but he has fallen down the pecking order and spent last season on loan at Bologna.The Serie A side had been keen to make the 31-year-old’s stay permanent after he bagged seven goals last season.?But, according to TMW, Torino have stolen a march on their rivals and are close to agreeing a deal for Giaccherini.The Italian club are yet to agree a fee with Sunderland but they are willing to fork over around £6m for the midfielder.Giaccherini is keen to sort out a deal quickly as he is part of the Italy squad taking part in Euro 2016.
PALMDALE – Delta Scientific announced it has installed anti-terrorist vehicle barriers at the international cruise ship terminal at Sydney Harbour in Australia. Delta’s DSC501 barriers lie flat in the road until activated, at which point they spring up at a 45-degree angle. “We are pleased that the Port of Sydney Harbour chose Delta Scientific barriers to protect this critical passenger terminal,” Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson said in a statement. “The DSC501 was designed for the U.S. Navy, and has also been selected for use at U.S. embassies around the globe. We have installed over 1,000 of these high security barriers throughout the world.” The DSC501 barricade is designed to stop and destroy a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling 50 mph. It is set in a foundation only 18 inches deep. At Sydney Harbour, the barriers prevent speeding vehicles from getting past the guard post at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, where about 90 vessels are expected to dock during the busy summer months. Nearly 160,000 passengers are expected to come through the port, representing a major part of Australia’s tourism industry. The anti-terrorist barriers were installed as part of an effort to upgrade security at ports in the state of New South Wales. Other heightened security measures include closed-circuit TV cameras, exclusion zones and security patrols. Delta Scientific has more than 250,000 square feet of production facilities in Valencia and Palmdale. It builds high-security vehicle-barricade systems, parking-control equipment and guard booths. Corporate headquarters, equipment sales, systems engineering and technical service are in Valencia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Pictured are Letterkenny Youthreach Learner Advocate Donal Gillespie, left, with Bank of Ireland managers Barry Gallagher, Yvonne Boal, Paddy Mc Creevy and Letterkenny Youthreach Acting Co-Ordinator Gillian Kennedy.FEATURES: Friday last, May 6th, saw Letterkenny Youthreach take a further step in their primary school playground playset initiative when they set up stall in the Bank of Ireland, Letterkenny for a ‘Community Smiles’ day.The day which consisted of offering tea, coffee, juice, scones, pastry and chocolate ‘goodies’ to customers making donations to the centre’s playset fundraising. A grand total of €880 was collected, and the centre would also like to thank contributors Kernan’s Diner, Newtowncunningham, Gortlee Tool Hire, Letterkenny, Mc Cool Sawmills, Ballybofey, LYIT, Letterkenny, Charles Kelly Ltd., Letterkenny and, of course, management and staff at Bank of Ireland, Main St., Letterkenny.Acting Co-Ordinator of Letterkenny Youthreach, Gillian Kennedy, stated that the response was ‘enormous’. “As part of our on-going 25 year celebrations we have been doing a variety of events and projects engaging with the wider community in a way to help raise awareness of all the wonderful things our Youthreach programme has to offer.“This competition came about because we decided to reach out to the multiple primary schools in our catchment area. We were surprised by the sheer volume of entries and even more taken aback by the standard of the writing and the imagination in the art work for some of the drawings.“Our learners are very much looking forward to working on producing the winning playset and it’s a bonus that all this hard work can be recorded as part of our learners’ assessment.” The competition winner was Rioghnach Mc Fadden of Scoil Colmcille, Newtowncunningham, and the building tutor at Letterkenny Youthreach, Andy Dowds, with the help of the learners, hope to have the playset built and installed by middle of June.LETTERKENNY YOUTHREACH LAUNCH ‘COMMUNITY SMILES’ DAY AT BANK OF IRELAND was last modified: May 23rd, 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:Bank of IrelandBusinessFeaturesfundraiserLetterkenny Youthreachnews
Large numbers of people are failing to claim millions of euro in tax refunds owed to them according to Michael Coll from Letterkenny-based The Tax Clinic.“This money would be a welcome windfall for many homeowners throughout Donegal in the run-up to Christmas and could be circulated back into the local economy which would benefit everyone” he said.A lot of people still find applying for a tax refund confusing and complicated. Revenue have made attempts to educate taxpayers as to their entitlements regarding tax credits and reliefs – but tax is a difficult subject full stop. The average household is estimated to be missing out on around €880 a year in tax refunds, according to Mr. Coll.If you think you are due a Tax Refund you need to act fast as you have only got to the end of the year to claim back any tax you may have overpaid in the year 2013.No Refund – No FeeThe Tax Clinic has submitted thousands of tax refund claims for its clients over the years. Michael says that they offer a No Refund No Fee policy – so it costs you nothing to have a four-year “Tax Health Check” and you could have a very merry Christmas all thanks to the Taxman!To find out more log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie or call into their offices at either the High Road Letterkenny or Main Street Killybegs.Letterkenny – 074 9160550Killybegs – 074 9732055Why not let the tax man pay for your Christmas? was last modified: November 27th, 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:CHristmasdonegalRefundThe Tax Clinic
They have faces to melt the meanest heart.But that didnt stop someone from dumping these two little pups at the side of the road between Cranford and Carrigart.Thankfully someone with a kind heart found them, called Gardai in Milford and thanks to them they were taken in by a vet to be checked. Donegal Pet Rescue now have the adorable pups.“We estimate that are between 7-9 weeks old.. They are in quite good health but were thin and had worms,” said a DPR spokesman.If anyone has any information on who owns these pups please call our helpline on 0862222006 or email [email protected] CRUEL! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE POOR PUPPIES AT THE SIDE OF A ROAD? was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CranfordDonegal Pet RescueDPRdumpedMilfordpuppies
1 Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard West Ham have emerged as favourites to land Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard.There was a Europe-wide chase on for the teenage schemer in 2015 while he was still at Stromsgodset, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United all vying to sign him.Real Madrid won the race for his signature, but the midfielder has managed just 32 minutes of action since his arrival at the Bernabeu in January 2015.Now, according to reports in Spain, he is available on loan and is attracting much interest.Liverpool are among a host of clubs who have been linked with a move for the 17-year-old Norway international, who is said to favour a switch to Anfield.But now AS have claimed that it is West Ham who are currently at the head of the queue because it is thought they would be best placed to offer him first-team opportunities.Should they complete the move, Odegaard would link up with another precocious Norwegian, Martin Samuelsen, 19, at the London Stadium.