Poch tells Spurs flops to ‘man up’ as 7-2 Bayern humiliation adds to woes

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO told his battered Spurs flops to “man-up” after they suffered the worst home defeat in the club’s 137-year history.Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry bagged four of the rampant Germans’ five second-half goals.2 Mauricio Pochettino believes his Tottenham players must ‘man up’ after they were crushed 7-2 at home to Bayern MunichCredit: AFP or licensorsTottenham boss Poch said: “This type of situation can happen and you need to show your quality like a man first, to face it like a professional, like a man.“You need to put your quality, how you are strong, to face this type of situation. What comes after is the professional side.“Now we need to be men and be strong together to try to bounce back and change this feeling.”Tottenham legend Chris Waddle called Pochettino’s side “a shambles” after they failed to build on Son Heung-min’s opener with Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski putting Bayern 2-1 up at the break.But it was the Gnabry show after the break as he netted a quad and Lewandowski notched a second, while Harry Kane scored from the spot to make it 4-2 with 61 minutes played.But the hosts fell apart, conceding three times in the last seven minutes.Poch added: “The feeling at the end when we conceded the three goals it was like the team was tired and gave up a little bit.“Maybe that showed a little bit our frustration in the game because up until 82 minutes the team were alive, we were fighting, trying to create chances to score the third goal and we were still in the game. But they were very clinical.’FIX NOTHING SHOUTING’“To be honest, after 30 minutes, or the first half, it was my best feeling managing the team this season. That is so difficult to accept how the feeling changed in the second half and the feeling was really, really bad.“But when you have the players Bayern Munich have, an amazing team, because the team in the end was okay, the game was lost and we conceded.“It is difficult to talk now. We cannot talk now, we need to be calm first to talk. We know how we feel – very disappointed – but now is the moment to be calm. I am going to fix nothing shouting.”Poch added: “I told you, many weeks ago this is going to be a tough season.“After the final of the Champions League, it was a chapter closed and now the club is in a period when they need to open another chapter and decide a project, medium, long-term.“This defeat won’t change my opinion.”Ex-Spurs star Waddle, who covered the game as a BBC pundit, said: “I do not get the tactics. It’s not playing to their strengths.“I don’t think Serge Aurier wants to be there, Christian Eriksen hasn’t signed a new contract.2 The Spurs defenders capitulated horribly and conceded seven goals from just ten shots on target at home to the German giantsCredit: Getty Images – GettyLatest Champions League newsREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’CITY SITUATIONChampions Lg & Europa Lg to be played in ONE host city from quarters onwardREDS TEST2005 Champions League final quiz – How well do you remember Istanbul 15 years on?CRYING SHAMEPoch couldn’t stop crying after CL final as he talks for first time since axeEUR JOKINGCity, Chelsea & Man U’s dreams in jeopardy as govt impose quarantine on arrivalsRevealedLUK RAN OUTLukaku says he will NEVER forgive Chelsea flop AVB for 2012 Champ League axeRevealedRUSSIAN ROULETTEMan Utd’s 2008 Champions League Moscow heroes and where they are now“There is so much going on off the pitch. It should have been dealt with over the summer instead all the contract questions are still going on. It’s a shambles.“You have no idea where you stand. A club of this stature should not be like this. They have to sort it out quickly. It’s a genuinely shocking scoreline.”Bayern boss Niko Kovac said: “It looks like London is a good town for me. It’s a great moment for Bayern Munich and German football.”Former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry walks away with the match ball after scoring four goals for Bayern Munich against Spurs in the Champions Leaguelast_img read more

No more games on South Korean TV: Streaming services replacing TVs in sports broadcasts

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra But with sports events becoming less lucrative investments for Korea’s broadcasting giants, their latest absence in Asia’s biggest soccer competition suggests a changing trend in the way people prefer to watch sports, industry watchers say.Kim Jo-han, a media industry expert at Gom & Co., attributed broadcasters’ shrinking enthusiasm for live broadcasts to changes in Korea’s viewership preferences: People prefer edited online footage over sitting down for an entire live broadcast.“Spending more than two hours in front of a TV is an awfully long time for young viewers,” said Kim. “Instead of watching the whole game on terrestrial broadcasters, they want to enjoy it with more entertaining content, or just pick up the highlights on internet portals.”With fewer people watching sports via traditional broadcasters, media companies would be more reluctant to spend a hefty sum on sport games.Watching Gamst, for example, one feels like he or she is looking at a stand-up comedy rather than a sports forecast, as he wears ridiculous outfits, trades inside jokes with his die-hard fans and squabbles with random visitors. Using expletives is common as well.ADVERTISEMENT As more viewers have begun to shift from traditional broadcasters to streaming services for live sports around the world, the scene of people gluing their eyes to TV screens is becoming a thing of the past in South Korea as well.Kwon Jong-hyuck, a 35-year-old longtime soccer fan who works at an IT company in Seoul, said he watched Saturday’s match through the country’s most popular online streaming service, Afreeca TV.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Neutral voices from professional broadcasters are not what I want,” said Kwon, who enjoyed the game broadcasted by popular Afreeca TV streamer Gamst. “I want to feel like I’m at a bar with my friends. Internet streaming services give me such pleasure.”Territorial broadcasters have often paid skyrocketing prices to win the right to air the World Cup or the Olympics –sometimes exclusively — priding in their abilities to deliver heated moments without a hitch. The Korea HeraldSEOUL — When South Korea secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan at the Asian Cup Games in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, Korean soccer fans did not rely on traditional broadcasters to watch the match.In fact, there were no live broadcasts from the country’s three media giants — KBS, MBC and SBS. Only JTBC, a cable network owned by a local media group, broadcasted Korea’s second match at the Asian Cup.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. KBS, MBC and SBS recorded a combined 40 percent viewership when South Korea beat Germany during the Russian World Cup, according to Neilsen, which said about 8 million people watched the game through the broadcasters.Meanwhile, Afreeca TV, which bought broadcasting rights from the territorial broadcasters, said the number of subscribers reached an all-time high during the World Cup season, with an average of 7.2 million people having logged onto the streaming service.“The growth of Afreeca TV last year stems from having broadcasted the World Cup,” Shinhan investment said in a 2018 report. Afreeca TV’s third-quarter operating profit and revenue in 2018 were roughly 7.4 billion won and 32.4 billion won, respectively, down about 21 percent and 12 percent from the previous quarter.Only selected streamers are allowed to live broadcast sports games purchased by Afreeca TV. The streamers are banned from using clips of games that Afreeca TV has not purchased from content providers. Editing original content — such as advertisements embedded in a live broadcast — is restricted as well.Challenges for streamersDespite the rapid surge in popularity, challenges remain for online streaming services to become live broadcasting platforms, particularly in terms of whether they are capable enough to deliver content to global audiences without a hitch.During the Russia World Cup, YouTube suffered an embarrassing outage during England’s semifinal clash with Croatia, an incident that showed even the world’s largest video-sharing platform could not livestream smoothly.When Russia competed against Saudi Arabia at the World Cup’s opening match, Gamst’s streaming service on Afreeca TV crashed for half an hour. This reportedly occurred when some 170,000 viewers flocked to see his broadcast.“While online streaming services have become a popular form of live sports broadcasts, people still think traditional broadcasters deliver better content with better quality,” said Kim Jo-han of Gom & Co.In the absence of a traditional broadcaster during the Asian Cup, and with streaming companies seeking to present themselves as reliable alternatives, internet companies and telecom giants have also joined the fray with their own streaming services. Buoyed by its huge success in previous World Cup games, Afreeca TV offers live broadcasts of almost every match to subscribers. Along with Gamst, professional commentators and former soccer players were also recruited to broadcast the match.Korea’s biggest internet giant, Naver, came up with its own live broadcasts based on customized content. The internal portal company allows users to select matches to watch more easily by classifying them based on countries, players and dates.Live broadcasts are also available at streaming platforms run by the country’s three major telecommunication companies. SK Telecoms, KT and LG Uplus are providing livestreaming of Asian Cup games via over-the-top video services.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Instant communication with viewers is one of the most significant features that set online streaming services apart from traditional broadcasters’ homogenous content designed for unknown masses.“I’m trying to make our viewers feel like they are watching the games with close uncles,” Gamst, one of the most popular sports streamers on Afreeca TV, said in an interview with a local newspaper last week. “I’m glad I have created my own way of broadcasting.”Easier access through mobile devices is also one of the advantages.Such efforts to establish their own community have led to massive popularity, with Gamst becoming the most popular streamer on Afreeca TV. His broadcast of the 2018 Russian World Cup attracted the largest number of viewers, with 350,000 people watching the game between South Korea and Mexico.Terrestrial TVs, threatenedWith live sports broadcasting having boosted the growth of conventional broadcasters worldwide in the early 1990s, Korea’s media giants have also devoted much of their resources to delivering popular sports games.Major sports events have been a battleground for larger viewership among broadcasters, equipped with massive infrastructure and finances to broadcast international sport events, such as the Olympics and the World Cup.The competition has often resulted in hefty prices for the right to broadcast the sport events. For example, KBS, MBC and SBS reportedly paid about 120 billion won ($172 million) to FIFA to broadcast its 2018 Russia World Cup.“Sport is considered to be a crown jewel of live broadcasting,” research firm Nielsen said in a report in 2017. “We are forced to watch in a fixed time period and stick with it until the end. … Sport is high-value content because it can attract views and make them stay.”Money and infrastructure are still significant barriers for local streaming services, which cannot afford to purchase exclusive broadcasting rights. But hyper-fast internet speeds and technological breakthroughs have brought changes. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Scottie Thompson says Pia Wurtzbach’s presence fueled Ginebra’s win over TNT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

OGC Commissioner resigns

first_imgIn a release from the Oil and Gas Commission, Ferguson said “It has truly been an honour for me to serve as the Commissioner, and a fellow employee of the BC Oil and Gas Commission.” The Oil and Gas Commission says Ferguson played an integral role in driving the Commission toward its goal of being the leading oil and gas regulator in Canada, and has guided the Commission in the implementation of the Oil and Gas Activities Act and in regulating increased unconventional gas development in British Columbia.  Alex Ferguson has resigned from the Oil and Gas Commission. The OGC release goes on to say Ferguson stated he is moving on for personal reasons.center_img Ferguson decided to resign after five years with the Commission, with the last four as  Commissioner and CEO. Paul Jeakins will serve as Acting Commissioner and CEO while the search for a new Commissioner gets underway.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Input sought on proposed Woodfibre LNG Project

first_imgThe liquefied natural gas plant would be built near Squamish, B.C. at the waterfront industrial site of Western Forest Products’ former pulp mill, along with a transfer facility. It would then ship between 1.5 and 2.1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas a year from the area of Kitimat or Prince Rupert.The CEAA is looking for public input on the project and its potential effects on the environment.  The provincial government has also requested that if an environmental assessment is required, the B.C. process be substituted for the federal one. Comments on the substitution are also being accepted.Written comments on the need for a federal environmental assessment and on the substitution request must be submitted by January 6, 2014 to:- Advertisement -Woodfibre LNG Project Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 410-701 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6 Telephone: 604-666-2431 Fax: 604-666-6990 Woodfibre@ceaa-acee.gc.caMore information on the project can be found here.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgPromoted postThe inside of Patrick Gildea’s new salon.Now that all our New Year’s resolutions have well and truly fallen by the wayside, it’s time to start thinking about what is hot for 2015!You will be pleased to know that the team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are always thinking on you. We never sit still and continuously develop our knowledge and techniques to ensure that we are providing you with the best possible hairdressing experience at all times.Part of this experience is sharing our professional knowledge with you, we want to keep you up to date with the latest trends and find a way of incorporating them into a look which is personal to you.Just this week our eight Master Colour Experts visited the Wella Academy in Dublin to enhance their skills and bring back some powerful colour knowledge to the Centre of Excellence for 2015!So what exactly is hot for 2015?? Is Balayage and Ombre here to stay or is there a new sheriff in town? Well we are excited to tell you that Ombre’s time has come and gone, it’s all about natural, soft, cool shades, think natural highlights with a smoother and more gradual change than Ombre, painting on highlights in smaller sections to mimic the effect of a child who spends her days playing in the sun, think Rosamund Pike’s very subtle natural looking highlights. Marbleizing a new method of hair colour placement is set to be huge in 2015.Marbleising is all about the proper placement of complimentary or contrasting hues in such a way that they merge onto each other and create a unified and luminous glow that will really brighten your look. Need some inspiration check out Blake lively!Of course earthy tones such as warm, rich brunette shades are still hugely popular and looks set to stay this year, think Katy Holmes! If you are looking for some cooler shades, blue and violets are certainly making their mark!Blake LivelyThe team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are extremely excited and look forward to try out some of 2015’s trends at the Centre of Excellence.Would you like to update you look but not sure what to go for? That’s no problem, simply book a complimentary consultation with one of our Master Colour Experts who will sit down with you, find out what it is that you really want and recommend a look that will suit your style, face, shape and personality while keeping up to date with the latest trends and most of all they will provide you with a five star experience at surprisingly affordable prices. Sounds great doesn’t it? Book your first appointment online by clicking here https://www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing/app_102222196552455For a full list of our services click here http://www.patrickgildea.ie/patrick-gildea-price-list/HEALTH AND BEAUTY: IT’S SEXY HAIR FOR 2015 AT THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE was last modified: January 30th, 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:Patrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more


first_imgROSAPENNA NOTESThe Sunday club competition over the Old Tom Morris Links on the 1st of July was won by John Boyce with 39 pts bot, runner up was Sean Boyce with 39 pts.Well done to our Irish Mixed Foursomes team who beat Dunfanaghy G.C 3.5-1.5 in Portsalon in the first round of the matchplay stages last Wednesday. The draw for the last 16 in Ulster has been made and Rosapenna will play North-West G.C in Letterkenny on or before Thursday the 19th of July. The Rosapenna Senior Scratch Matchplay team won 5-2 at home to Ballyliffin G.C in the first leg of the first round last Friday. The return leg will take place in Ballyliffin this Sunday the 8th of July.Good luck to our Jimmy Bruen Team who play the reigning Ulster champions Tandragee G.C in Newtownstewart Golf Club this Friday the 6th of July in the Ulster quater final.The Donegal League team take on Gweedore G.C in the first leg of the second round this Thursday the 5th at 4.00pm. Good luck to all involved.The Ulster Cup team now face Cairndhu G.C in the fourth round with the away leg this coming Sunday the 8th and the home leg on Sunday the 15th of July. The Minor League team play Portsalon in the second round of this years competition with the first leg at home to Portsalon this Friday the 6th of July. Good luck to all involved.The draw for the 2012 Ulster Senior Cup Semi Final has been made with Rosapenna facing Warrenpoint (9.40am) and Dunmurry playing Moyola Park (9.00am).The semi final (am) and final (pm) will take place at Portstewart Golf Club on Sunday the 19th of August.The Club Captain Mr Edward McGroddy has changed his Captains Day to Saturday the 21st of July.The Catherwood Trophy (Open Mixed Foursomes) will now be played on Saturday the 28th of July with the Generations Cups moving to a date in September. The Junior Scratch Matchplay team now play Buncrana G.C in the county semi final with the first leg away on Tuesday the 10th of July.There will be a charity golf day on Saturday the 7th of July in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and the Luke & Zack Foundation with a singles stableford competition run over each golf course.All players have choice of course and the entry fee is 25e per player.Times contact the Pavilion Golf Shop. The third round of the club doubles matchplay must be played by Monday the 25th of July.The draw for the 2012 Singles Matchplay has been made and posted on the board in the members room.All first round matches must be completed by Monday the 25th of July.The Pavilion Restaurant is open this Saturday 7th & Sunday the 8th of July with our new menu served from 5.00-8.00pm. It will also be open from Wednesday 11th – Sunday the 15th July. Contact 074-915-5000 for reservations.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044-7789-157654.The Practice Ground is open seven days with the ball dispenser in operation and new super range golf balls in use.GOLF NEWS: ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more


first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News:Lotto resultsNo jackpot winner. Lotto Results numbers drawn 03, 05, 06, 10, 18. Bonus 02. €100 winner Mary Rose Begley, Shannagh, €50 winner Malachy Doherty, Doaghbeg. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,500. Come on support your club!! Gaeil Fhánada Membership 2015Adults €40, Student (Over 18) €25, Juvenile (Under 18) €15.Membership should be paid by March 1st. All players in training should get their membership paid immediately. Membership forms can be got from Registrar Margaretta.A.G.M. Cumann na Mna Gaeil Fhánada (Ladies Board) & Bord na nÓg Gaeil Fhánada Ladies Board and Bord na nÓg A.G.M. will be held next Sunday in Rossnakill Resource Centre at 6pm. We would like to encourage new people to come along, especially parents and anyone interested in helping to continue building the future of our wee Club. Please come and make a difference in our great Club. All welcome!Bord na nÓg Gaeil FhánadaGaeil Fhánada Underage Presenation evening will take place, during school’s mid-term break, on Friday 20th February in Rossnakill Resource Centre. More information to follow in coming weeks.There will be a meeting for this year’s Minor Panel in Rosnakill Resource Centre this Friday evening 23rd January 2015, time to be confirmed during the week (watch Gaeil Fhánada’s Facebook page). New Minor Manager for 2015 is Gerard Patrick Shiels with his mentors Eamonn Sweeney and Joe Blaney.Charlie Byrne from Malin, GAA County Coach, will be starting coaching in primary schools this coming week. All schools have been contacted regarding day and times. Thanks to all the principals for all their help and hard work regarding the coaching. Anyone in the club who would like to manage or help out in any way with an underage team should contact Martin McAteer or Coaching Officer Patrick Heraghty. All help is greatly appreciated.St. Michael’s GAA club are hosting a Foundation GAA Course on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January. Anyone in the club interested in coaching should avail of this course. To book your place please contact Martin on 074 9163472.ScórMembers interested in taking part in Scór Sinsir should contact Declan Dorrian on 086 2070468. He would be delighted to hear from anyone interest in the question time, instrumental group, solo singing, ballad group or recitation. All members over 17 are eligible to take part. The competition takes place on January 30th and 31st. Gaeil Fhánada Presentation Dinner/ Supper NightFebruary 21st is provisionally set for our Senior Presentation Night. Keep this date free in your diary to share the great work/play of all our adult members and celebrate another good year in Gaeil Fhánada.Donegal Year BooksA limited number of Donegal Year books are on sale in Shiels’ Shop, Fanavolty priced €10. A lovely gift for GAA supporters. Lots of news and pics from the year that was. You could be lucky enough to have been pictured at one of many GAA events. A lovely annual to treasure for adults and children alike.Support Your ClubCheck out www.opelkitforclubs.com to earn points for Club gear. If you purchase a car from them you earn 200 points for your Club, if you get a service done to your car or even just have a test drive, you earn 10 points. Come on support your Club.Comhghairdeas!Congratulations to Colm McElwaine and Maria Carberry on their recent engagement, ádh mór ó gach duine san Chlub!GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA LADIES AGM TO BE HELD NEXT SUNDAY was last modified: January 20th, 2015 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgFIVE Co Donegal Garda stations officially closed today – but in reality they have been closed for weeks.Churchill closed two weeks ago, as did Annagry.Brockagh shut up shop last week, while Glencolmcille and Malin were also shut last week and all Gardai transferred or retired. The ‘official’ closures came on a day when a Donegal Deputy called for the cuts to be reversed.Charlie McConalogue also paid tribute to murdered Garda Adrian Donhoe.“I join everyone in the House in sympathising with the family of the late Garda Adrian Donohoe, particularly his wife Caroline and her young son and daughter, and his colleagues in the Garda force.  I sympathise also with their friends and comrades and the wider community.  Adrian’s loss has been deeply felt across the country in recent days.  It will be deeply felt within the Garda force and Adrian’s community for a very long time,” said Deputy McConalogue.“Coming from the part of the country I come from, I know only too well the danger that gardaí must endure, very often on a daily basis.  In Donegal in the past three years, two gardaí, Garda Robbie McCallion and Garda Gary McLoughlin, were lost.  Only the weekend before last, there was an incident in the county in which a Garda car was rammed while in the process of making an arrest, once again highlighting the dangers that many gardaí must encounter daily.  We owe them a great debt of gratitude for that. “As has been rightly pointed out, this motion pre-dated the death of Garda Donohoe.  It is based on the fact that crime has been escalating recently. I refer in particular to burglaries, no more so than in my county.  From November to January, there were several cases.  In November, Phyllis McGee, a 78-year-old lady from Pettigo, was burgled.  On 5 January, a 96-year-old from Buncrana, Margaret “Greta” Lilly, was burgled.  On 7 and 8 January, a number of homes were ransacked in the Raphoe-Convoy area.  On 12 January, Phyllis McGee was again targeted.  On 14 January, Eric and Jim Steele of Manorcunningham were targeted, and they, too, were targeted for a second time.  On 16 January, John Gallagher, from outside Buncrana, and Bernie Doherty, an elderly lady from Ture, were targeted.  The Minister’s response has been grossly inadequate.“His response since taking on the role of Minister for Justice and Equality bears no resemblance to his performance here on the Opposition benches when he was the Opposition spokesperson.  Back then the Minister could not tell the people loudly enough that if they just let him at it the country would be a safer place and how we would do the devil and all.  Unfortunately, his performance since then bears no resemblance to the politician he was in opposition, and the same can be said for many of his Cabinet colleagues.  If a modern day novelist was to do a retake on the George Orwell classic he or she would not have to create too many fictional characters to put a book together such has been the change in nature of many of the people in the Cabinet from what they were previously.“I ask that the Minister stop draining the resources from the Garda and that he gives its members the equipment and the finances they need to do their job on a daily basis.  I ask that instead of describing Border areas in Donegal as not being a special case and burglaries as unfortunate, which is the word he used recently to describe them, he would deploy the resources required to ensure our communities are kept safe.” FIVE DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS CLOSED WEEKS AGO was last modified: January 31st, 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:deputy charlie mcconalogueFIVE DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS CLOSED WEEKS AGOlast_img read more

Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee

first_imgThere will be a huge celebration in Inishowen on Saturday when Buncrana’s Cockhill Park celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Buncrana housing estate, which consists of 26 homes, is set to host more than 400 people for a major celebration.The day’s events will kick-off at 3pm when Fr Walsh takes mass proceeding on the green in front of Cockhill Park before food is served and live music follows in the evening. As part of the Golden Jubilee celebration, the organising committee published a book on Friday, complete with photographs from Donal Kearney.Visitors have been advised to use available parking at the local school hall and church to avoid congestion.Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Stephen Curry reveals his worst decision with Warriors

first_imgLife’s been better than good for Stephen Curry. But that doesn’t mean the Warriors star doesn’t have some regrets during the meteoric rise of his 10-year NBA career.OK, maybe just one. Curry now wishes the world wasn’t introduced to his young daughter Riley during the 2015 Western Conference playoffs. His adorable girl may have stolen the show during Curry’s postgame interview, but it may have come at a price. “One thing I do technically regret in terms of how fast this all came …last_img