Spurs ‘seriously thinking’ about Rabiot move after stuttered start at Juventus

first_imgTOTTENHAM are monitoring Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot while he continues to flop in Serie A.Maurizio Sarri’s midfield options are crowded to say the least and the Frenchman is yet to impress in Turin having arrived as a major summer signing.2 Rabiot is struggling to hold down a place in the Juve teamCredit: AFP or licensorsJuventus are paying him around £135,000-a-week but he has returned zero goals or assists in five appearances since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain.Perhaps there is an argument to be made that he was always going to need time having been outcast for so long in Paris, but such luxuries are not always on offer at the Old Lady.Therefore Calciomercato name Spurs as one team seriously thinking about a January move for Rabiot.The North London club are no strangers to this sort of speculation, joining Manchester United and Barcelona in scrapping for his signature in the summer.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool vs Spurs scores this coming week and win £100Fresh reports name Christian Eriksen as a potential part of a deal for Rabiot, the Danish playmaker’s contract expiring at the end of the season.There is still time for him to impress Sarri but there is a sense opportunities are running low.The Juve coach made the controversial decision to drop Emre Can from his Champions League squad amid a backlog of midfield options.latestSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleAnd January’s refresh of who can appear in Europe may see Rabiot swapped out.Sarri can rely on Miralem Pjanic, Aaron Ramsey and Rodrigo Bentacur should the Frenchman be swiftly moved on.Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi have also kept their spots in the team despite initial thoughts Sarri would ditch them.2Midfielder Adrien Rabiot arrives in Turin after transferring from PSG to Juventuslast_img read more

Suspending the big 5 leagues will mean € 4bn of losses

first_imgThe KPMG consultancy calculates a loss of four billion euros for the suspension of the five major leagues. According to the study presented by its Sports and Entertainment division, the biggest consequences would be for the Premier, which would stop entering more than 1,250 million euros. The next to suffer the consequences of the pandemic would be LaLiga, with almost a billion. The largest part of the losses corresponds to the amounts that would not be collected for television rights, but the clubs with more media projection, the so-called ‘universal’ marketing ones, would also bear the impact due to the decrease in their merchandising and brand products. Among them would be Real Madrid and Manchester United, two of the most followed in the world.But UEFA is confident that the problem is temporary and that the leagues of Spain, Italy, France, Germany and England can resume the competition at the latest in mid-May.. Otherwise, it would be necessary to take unpleasant measures, such as reducing the salary of footballers, something that has already been heard in the Bundesliga and to which the world players’ union, FIFPro, flatly refuses.last_img read more

Muntinlupa nears semis

first_imgThe Athletics clipped Imus Bandera, 77-69, also for 1-0. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Allan Mangahas missed all of his five shots from the field but dished out a record 17 assists as Muntinlupa overwhelmed Zamboanga, 89-78, on Wednesday night to close in on a South division semifinal clash with Batangas City in the MPBL Datu Cup.Mangahas finished with only a point, but his playmaking proved key as the Cagers gained the head start in their series with No. 6 Zamboanga, which has won five of its last six games before losing the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT SEAG caging gets venue it deserves Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Bishop Mother Mai Barclay Roberts Dies

first_imgThe late Bishop Mai Roberts, Faith Healing Temple of Jesus ChristA Virtuous Woman, served as Bishop, Faith Healing Temple for many yearsBishop Mother Mai Barclay Roberts, Pastor emeritus and Bishop of the Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ of Bushrod Island, Monrovia, has died.This sad event occurred just past midnight on Monday, January 28, 2019 at her Congo Town residence in Monrovia.  She was in her 98th year.Bishop RobertsBorn on October 21, 1921 to the union of Associate Justice Anthony Barclay and Mrs. Sarah Raynes of Sinoe County, Mai was among a number of young Liberian girls whose parents sent them to Freetown, Sierra Leone, where they attended the St. Joseph Catholic School in Freetown.  These young Liberian girls included Mai’s sister, Ms. Elizabeth Barclay; Ms. Wilhelmina Bryant, who later married Mr. Dukuly and became Mother Dukuly, founder of the Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ; and Ms. Martha Sherman, daughter of Liberia’s first rubber tycoon, James (Jimmy) Francis Cooper.  Martha later married Liberia’s first mining engineer, Arthur Sherman.Following her return from Freetown, Mai was wedded to Mr. Charles B. Roberts, who later became a top official in the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities, later a top official in the Department of Public Works and Utilities (now Ministry of Public Works).Mr. Roberts later served as Personnel Manager and later Administrative Manager of LAMCO, the giant Liberian iron ore mining company of Yekepa, Nimba County of the 1960, 70s and 80s.The union of Charles B. and Mai Roberts was blessed with several children and foster children, including  Mrs. Ida Roberts Johansson, Juanita Roberts Ramirez, Charles B, Roberts, Jr., Wokie Mai Roberts Weah, Emelda Garwo, Hannah Daniels, Martha Campbell, Sandy Roberts, Fatima Roberts and many others.Following her marriage, Mrs. Mai Roberts was sent to New York, United States of America, to study Beauty Culture. On her return she started her own beauty salon and was later appointed by President W.V.S. Tubman as Director of Beauty Culture Schools under the Department of Public Instruction (now Ministry of Education).  This program spread to the then existing five counties of the Republic—Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Maryland and Grand Cape Mount.Mrs. Mai Roberts later established a successful family-owned ice cream business named “Nimba Frost,” supplying delicious homemade ice cream to supermarkets and local vendors.  Nimba Frost soon became well-known for its African flavored ice cream made from sour sop juices.Mrs. Mai Roberts commenced her pursuit of spiritual leadership in 1971 when she joined her St. Joseph schoolmate, Mother Wilhelmina Dukuly, at the Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ.  She became a full-fledged member in 1973 and in 1975 was ordained a Minister of the Gospel.In 1975 Mother Roberts became Assistant Pastor at FHT and in 1986 she succeeded Rev. Mother Dukuly as Pastor and Spiritual Leader of the church.  On October 29, 2006, just after her 85th birthday, Mother Roberts was elevated to the position of bishop, becoming the first female bishop in the Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ, a group of churches established in 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, with which the Faith Healing Temple is affiliated.During her over three decades of ministry, Mother Roberts’ message to the congregation and to the nation has remained consistent: “Jesus heals; Jesus cares; Jesus saves; and God loves you.”Several months before the Liberian civil conflict started, Mother Roberts was directed by God to leave her Congo Town home and move to the church’s compound in Bushrod Island.  When the fighting erupted, Mother Roberts refused to leave Liberia, as so many others were doing.  Despite the advice of so many, including her children, to leave Liberia, Mother Roberts insisted on obeying God’s instructions that her place was with the people.  The FHT became a place of refuge during the horrific civil war for hundreds of men, women and children.  Everyone who came was welcome, regardless of tribal, ethnic, political or religious background.  Mother Roberts provided spiritual leadership and guidance during this trying period.The Liberian nation mourns this virtuous nonagenarian and national spiritual leader.She leaves to mourn her loss several children, grandchildren, great grand and great, great grandchildren. Many who are part of the Liberian Diaspora, including nine grandchildren of Swedish nationality, are planning to come home for the final rites.According to daughter Juanita Ramirez and son, Charles B. Roberts, Jr., funeral arrangements will be announced later.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Revamp of education system needed to cater for evolving society

first_img– inaugural teaching conference launchedTertiary educators are currently meeting to discuss options and initiatives that can be implemented in the local education system that would cater for a dynamic and changing environment.UG Deputy Vice Chancellor,Dr Paloma Mohamed MartinThe opening ceremony of the two-day inaugural teaching conference kicked off on Thursday at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown where scores of educators turned up to tackle the challenges of teaching in a multi-faceted society.A section of the gathering at the inaugural teaching conference launched on Thursday at the Pegasus Hotel, GeorgetownUniversity of Guyana Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr Paloma Mohamed Martin highlighted that existing university students and potential students were dealing and will have to deal with a level of complexity that was hyper dynamic and technologically constructed.“They are dealing with the redefinition of self, space and time in a way that we will never be able to fully comprehend. They are dealing with a level, with constant disruption in a way that we would have to teach them how to handle and so if that is the student of the future, who is the teacher of the future going to be? Is it any of us in the room? Is it any of us who is thinking about that and what do we do about it?” Mohamed Martin stated.She explained that almost 3000 students graduate annually since that was all the University could physically cater for. Those students are generally urban-centric and are mostly Guyanese.“Investment in education is going to be what we have to do, but the question is if we are dealing with the changing student, changing environment, the complexity, what is the best investment for education and what is the best impact and where do we spend our energy? Thinking of the changing migration patterns of the country, what we have going on right now – forced migration, environmental migration, circular migration, political migration across our borders, those students are going to be very different in the future; they are going to be culturally different, language different, they are going to be very different,” the Deputy Vice Chancellor noted.Dr Mohamed Martin further emphasised and reiterated the need for the expansion of the country’s education system which would cater for students from varying backgrounds and cultures.“And what does this mean for the University of Guyana, and the feeder for the UG, which is all across the education system? It means we have to think about how to deliver to various parts of the country, about 30,000 people a year over the next 20 years. So how do you go from 3000 to 30,000? This is a question we are grappling with and I would like to hear some things about that in the next few days,” the educator stated.Meanwhile, Education Minister Nicolette Henry noted that the inaugural teaching conference was opportune for the sharing of ideas on the future of higher education in Guyana.She added that the initiative was one which allowed for a “constructive mechanism for preparedness for evolving growth and being able to adequately address the imminent evolution with intellectual profession and technological skills that will maximise benefits as well as ensure sustainability…”last_img read more

DEA to get local turf help

first_imgGLENDORA – A Glendora police officer could soon be doing undercover surveillance and kicking down doors for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, thanks to an agreement approved this week by the City Council. A Glendora officer will join the DEA’s Southwest Border Initiative Task Force, which intercepts drugs and targets Mexican and Colombian drug-trafficking organizations, said Jon Goldberg, assistant special agent in charge for the DEA’s Los Angeles field division. The DEA has several task forces that bulk up their resources by using local officers, he said. Under the agreement, the city continues to pay about $100,000 annually for the officer’s salary and benefits, said Glendora Police Chief Charles Montoya. However, the Police Department gets access to DEA databases, officers and “asset forfeiture” money – money seized by the task force from crime rings, Montoya and Goldberg said. “Agencies can make millions off their participation,” Goldberg said. “It’s not unusual for some of the smaller police forces to receive more in asset forfeiture than they see in their annual budget.” Montoya downplayed the money aspect in explaining the reason to relinquish an officer to the task force. “The rationale is that it provides our officer experience, and we’re able to draw on the resources of the federal government and the DEA in local investigations,” Montoya said. “We’re a small department,” he continued. “If there is some type of large drug organization \, we’re able to call on their resources – their people and databases – since we’re a player on the team.” He declined to name which officer would work on the task force, but said there are no plans to hire a replacement. The benefit to the DEA is access to extra people and local knowledge, said Goldberg. “The job is hard enough with budget cuts,” he said. The task force is based in Los Angeles, where large shipments of drugs flow in from “the porous Southwest border,” but the group roves where the leads take them, Goldberg said. “There is no average day on the task force,” Goldberg said. “One day they might be on surveillance all night, one day in the office following up on leads, one day serving search warrants and kicking down doors.” The goal is to “totally dismantle or destroy” the targeted drug cartel, he added. Several local cities are already involved in the task force, including Baldwin Park, Whittier, El Monte and Monterey Park, Goldberg said. Other cities have provided support in the past, including Pasadena, West Covina, Covina and Pomona, he said. alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESRaphoe Family Resource Centre:International Women’s Day 2015 Raphoe Family Resource Centre invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day with us on Friday 6th March from 11am to 12.30pm.On display will be art works from a selection of classes that take place here in the Centre showcasing inspirational women in their lives.Paediatric First Aid Training The Family Resource Centre is running a free workshop on Paediatric First Aid on Thursday 16th April from 10.20am-12.00pm. The workshop is suitable for parent/guardians, grandparents, childminders, babysitters and anyone interested in learning or refreshing lifesaving skills. To book a place please contact Laura on 074- 9145796/0873641503 or email raphoefrc@eircom.netEarly booking is advisable.Community Employment OpportunityThe Family Resource Centre has a vacancy for a Youth Support Worker (19.5 hours per week) through Donegal Youth Service Community Employment Project. Applicants must be eligible for Department of Social Protection Community Employment (terms and conditions apply). Please contact your local DSP Office to ensure eligibility. For further details or an application form please contact Lee Stephenson, Community Employment Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service on 074-9129630 or send CV (with PPS No and Date of Birth to Lee Stephenson, CE Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. You can also call into Raphoe Family Resource Centre, Unit 3, Marathon Building, William Street, Raphoe. Tel. 074-9145796/0873641503 or email raphoefrc@eircom.netSinead McGavigan School of DanceThere are still a few places remaining for the Hip-hop, Street, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Freestyle dancing in the Family Resource Centre on Tuesday evenings. 4-7 year olds from 6.30-7.30pm and 8-12 year olds from 7.30-8.30pm. Cost is €5 per session. Having a birthday party? Need a room / hall to have your meetings?Raphoe Frc CAN PROVIDE ROOM /HALL HIRE AT A VERY REASONABLE RATE. Kitchen facilities are also available. Accessible to all. For further information telephone Laura on 0749145796.Afterschool Programme:Monday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Computer Club 3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Computer ClubTuesday; 3-4pm 3rd & 4th Classes Homework Support;4-5pm 5th & 6th Classes Drop-in;Wednesday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support;4-5pm 3rd-6th Classes Computer Club7-9pm Secondary School Youth CaféThursday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support.Little Smiles with big DreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder 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.Raphoe Walking GroupWanting to become fit or fitter in 2015? Don’t’ like to walk alone? Joining Raphoe Walking group could be the answer! The Walking group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.Date for your diary:The Family Resource will be hosting a one-day workshop on Thursday 7th May on recognising and understanding self-harming. The workshop will run from 9.30am-4.30pm. To book a place please contact Laura on 074 9145796/087 3641503.Young Carers GroupAre you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.St.Eunan’s National School Enrolment 2015Enrolment Forms are now available in the school office. Parents are now asked to enrol their child by 27th March. Birth Cert, Baptismal Cert and PPS No are required for enrolment.Raphoe Friday Seniors Club:The Club Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692.Raphoe Badminton ClubRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament commences on Thursday 26th February in the Recreational Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 13th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074) 9145451 (after 7.00pm), Sammy Magee (074) 9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.Slimming WorldDo you want to achieve your weight loss dreams in 2015. Well now you can with our new Streamlined Extra Easy Plan, even easier than before. And power up your weight loss with our new weight loss boosting eating plan. If you would like to know more, come along to one of our warm and friendly groupsEvery Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt hall RaphoeOr contact Geraldine on 0863348048 I look forward to seeing you soonSt, Marys Gaelic 4 Mothers & OthersSt. Marys Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others 
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New players ALWAYS WELCOMEVariety AuctionA Variety Auction will take place in Donoughmore Church Hall, Liscooly on Saturday 21st March at 1.00pm. Items for sale include livestock, hay, straw, silage, meal, coal, briquettes, bric-a-brac, cake stall and teas. Everyone welcome.World Day of Prayer will take place in Donoughmore Church, Liscooly on Friday 6th March at 8.00pm. Come along and bring a friend.Blood Donor ClinicThere will be a Blood Donor Clinic in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th March from 3-5pm & 7-9.30pm. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly. Donor Line-1850 731 137.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: LISCOOLEY TO HOST VARIETY AUCTION was last modified: February 28th, 2015 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:donegalRaphoe noteslast_img read more


first_imgA former solider has been jailed for six months after being found guilty of repeated breaches of a safety order which banned him from making contact with his ex-partner.Letterkenny Court.Dawid Maciag of 14 Glencar Park, Letterkenny denied five breaches of the safety order which was taken out after complaints by the woman. She told Letterkenny District Court that she was in fear of him and how, on two occasions he went to a domestic violence refuge she was staying in and on three occasions approached her when in different locations in Letterkenny.Maciag said the decision to end the relationship was not the woman’s saying: “It’s not her choice. It should be our choice.”Judge Paul Kelly told Letterkenny District Court that he would “have no confidence that if he were released that he would not go straight back to the door of this woman”.The safety order was issued on May 28th last and the breaches relate to incidents on August 9th, 10th, 30th and September 5th and 8th.The woman, speaking through a Polish interpreter, told the court that she was afraid to leave the house because she thought he would be there waiting for her. She said she was too afraid to leave the domestic violence refuge and too afraid to live in her own home.She felt that he was watching her when she was leaving the house and the would pretend the meetings were a coincidence. On one occasion she was going to church and five minutes after she left home she saw Maciag in the street waiting for her.He started talking to her and she was begging him not to talk to her. She told him to go away but he did not listen and had a conversation as if nothing had happened and there was no complaint from her.She said the relationship had finished but he begged her to come back and he said he would do anything for her. She said she did not get to the church and had to return home. She told him she had a nervous breakdown and was on antidepressants which she was taking so she could get back to normal. She was “completely broken” and she wanted him to leave her, she said.“I am in constant fear and I am afraid of everything and afraid what happens when I leave (the refuge),” she said.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Maciag believed the charges were due to pressure from close friends and family of the woman. Judge Kelly told Maciag that the reasons behind the safety order were irrelevant and that the case related to the allegations that he had broken the safety order on five occasions.Maciag said he was very concerned when he met her because she was very stressed and was on tablets and did not see the sense of life. “I did not feel there was fear towards me. She is afraid of her family husband of her sister, from my point of view she has nothing to worry about and she should not feel there is any danger from me.”He said he did not accept the relationship had ended. Judge Kelly said it was 100 per cent clear that Maciag was guilty of all the offences.He said he seems remarkably obstinate and persistent and feels his own view of the woman “and the background to the cases entitles him to ignore several court orders and he seems content to continue to do so”.He sentenced Maciag to three months in prison on two of the five counts which are to be served consecutively.FORMER SOLDIER JAILED FOR HARRASSING EX-GIRLFRIEND was last modified: September 21st, 2015 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:BARRING ORDERcourtdonegalletterkennysoldierlast_img read more

Rangers legend Johnny Hubbard dies, aged 87

first_imgRangers have announced the passing of club legend Johnny Hubbard, who has died at the age of 87.The South African starred for the Light Blues over a decade in the post-war period. 1 After leaving his home in Pretoria to sign for Bill Struth in 1949, he went on to lift three league titles and the 1953 Scottish Cup during his Ibrox stay.He was dubbed the ‘Penalty King’ because of his lethal conversion rate from the spot.He tucked home 65 out of 68 penalties for the Glasgow giants, including a run of 22 successful kicks.In total he made 238 appearances for Gers, netting 106 goals and he remains the only foreign-born Rangers player to net an Old Firm hat-trick following his 1955 treble against Celtic.center_img Everyone at #RangersFC sends their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Hubbard after the former Light Blues winger passed away peacefully today at the age of 87: https://t.co/6EEsvL59t2 pic.twitter.com/gz2RqhsOxj— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 21, 2018He remained a regular visitor to Ibrox after his playing days and Rangers chairman Dave King admitted Hubbard will be sorely missed.Gers chairman Dave King said in a statement: “Everyone at Rangers sends their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Hubbard after the former Light Blues winger passed away peacefully today at the age of 87.“All of us at Rangers are deeply saddened by the news that Mr Hubbard has passed away. He was an inspirational player for Rangers and was also one of our most passionate supporters.“Mr Hubbard wasn’t just a great Ranger, he was also a wonderful person. He was a gentleman and will be missed terribly by everyone connected with our club.“Our thoughts and our sympathies go to Mr Hubbard’s family but perhaps they may take some comfort in knowing he is a genuine Rangers legend.”last_img read more

Environmentalist Duncan Stewart set to bring smart energy ideas to Donegal

first_imgWell known Irish architect, environmentalist and media personality Duncan Stewart will be visiting Donegal next week for the launch of the SECURE energy efficiency project at Glenveagh National Park.The conference will focus on how we can foster smarter energy communities through the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. The event hosted by Donegal County Council will take place at the Glenveagh Visitors Centre Wednesday 9 November. This conference will see the official launch of the SECURE project, which is being led by ERNACT and part funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. The project aims to study, transfer and pilot new solutions to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources in public housing, buildings and infrastructure in the participating regions. The participating regions include Donegal, Leitrim, Derry and Strabane, Finland, Sweden, Faroe Islands and Canada.Paddy Mullen, Facilities Manager with Donegal County Council said: “We are delighted to have someone of the calibre of Duncan Stewart attending this conference. Duncan has spearheaded the environmental cause in Ireland for many years and his passion and commitment to getting people to take notice of what is happening to our environment is inspiring. “We all need to play our part, to think outside the box and to see what we can achieve by working smarter and by working together to reduce our carbon footprint and making all our facilities more efficient.” Next week’s conference will see participants from each of the participating regions visit Donegal and, according to Paddy Mullen, this type of transnational project has a lot of benefits for the county.“We have a great opportunity to pool our ideas, experiences and learning with other regions that share similar characteristics to Donegal. “For example, many of these regions are rural in nature with a widely dispersed population and they have an abundance of natural resources that can facilitate energy efficiency and innovative renewable energy solutions.”The SECURE project has ambitious targets to meet. Each region will establish a Smart Energy Community in a village, rural area or neighbourhood and a programme of activities will be completed in these communities to engage and empower citizens to become energy leaders. The programme will also seek to build up local authority expertise and this will be supported by transferring 15 energy solutions, increasing energy efficiency by 5% in at least three public buildings and installing alternative or renewable energy solutions in public infrastructure.Other speakers at the conference will include Caitriona Strain from Ernact, Michael O’Brien from the Northern & Western Regional Assembly, Emma Norton from the Ecology Action Centre in Canada, Ruth Buggie from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Donal Doyle from RPS Group Plc and Mary Daly from Letterkenny Institute of Technology. The conference will take place from 9.30am to 2pm on Wednesday 9th November 2016 in the Glenveagh Visitor Centre and admission is free but booking is essential. Book your place by emailing paddy.mullen@donegalcoco.ie Environmentalist Duncan Stewart set to bring smart energy ideas to Donegal was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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