“They were going to kick Del Bosque out, we didn’t want to go to the City Hall …”

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgRoberto Carlos said that the players did what they wanted and that is why Del Bosque put training in the afternoons: “Roberto is a character (laughs). Each one is different, many of us were very professional. You have to know how to measure. The Brazilians were different and Del Bosque led the group very well. They gave them more rope, but it is not true that I changed the training to the afternoon. Every day we trained at 11 in the morning. Some went out more than others, but what counts is not like that. “The galactics: “Beckham, Zidane or Figo were great professionals. Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo liked to go out more, but we didn’t go out every day. If on a Saturday we won, we would have a dinner and we would go out. From there we would go out on a Friday or a Saturday playing on a Sunday … Not so, 80% of the players were surely at home. “Ronaldo’s birthday: “I was in one with my wife. When they started to get off the bus for ladies, my wife told me to go home and Figo did the same. It was at Ronaldo’s house, the one that later sold to Ramos. When we won a League, he had a party important and in that yes I stayed until the wee hours of the morning. “ “Between captains we did not know who to pay attention to, there was a conflict of interest” Concerns after soccer: “I have a real estate company, another one for soccer coaching, I like to travel although planes give me a thing … I really like art, I am a collector. I have always liked many things outside of soccer. After this coronavirus van to change a lot of things. I’ve always been called weird because I liked going to the room and doing other things. “Video game: “In our time we used to play cards, we would meet to talk about the matches … In the Champions League that we won in Paris we would talk to take the tension out of a final. That helped us to have synergy between colleagues and friends. There we began to wanting to win that game. I liked being quiet in my room more. “Football time: “I am watching more of my games now than in my entire life. Yesterday I saw the quarterfinals against Manchester, the day before yesterday the heel-kick of Redondo. The Cup final that we lost against Depor at the Bernabéu …”.Your best match: “One against Lazio, who scored a goal and was 3-2. I made an impressive match. I had extra motivation, those of Roma had me … On the return I put on a shirt under Roma in case I scored, but we were 0-0. I would have been very fat … My friends from Rome would have enjoyed it and so would I. In Italy, football is lived in a different way, it is a religion. “ Brazilians: “They lived life, that’s why they played like in the playground. They all stayed together and many have people behind them. They live with friends, who work for them. Ronaldo had them, Roberto Carlos also … It is a way of not being alone, the footballer many times we are alone. The way they have to live their life is to enjoy with their friends, with their people. They don’t want to think too much, they like the party a lot. “Casillas’ chat: “I maintain contact with many former players. With Morientes and Figo the most. Also with Makelele, who was training in Ligue 1, although I have not heard much about him again. Casillas has now chatted with veterans of Madrid. The one who talks the most is Roberto Carlos. We have spoken about the final in Paris. We had not been able to speak for twenty years and suddenly we were reunited in that group. There are many of my time: Figo, McManaman … “. Helguera, on Ronaldo’s birthdays “I was in one with my wife and she told me to throw home” Villa or Raúl: “They are both impressive. I have spent more time with Raúl and I have won with him Champions and Leagues. With Villa too, but we had a hard time that year. Raúl had a facility to score goals, to know where he had to be, he had passion for soccer … I personally stay with Raúl “.Sport today: “Del Bosque told me that he was lazy to train. After leaving football, it is difficult to stop exercising. I like to go running, I left the bike a lot and marathons and nothing.”Exercise or not exercise: “Most of the time you go to one side or the other. If you leave it, it eats you. From stress, training, playing, doing nothing … Mentally as you don’t do physical preparation … I had a hard time after leave him. He was always ready to be a footballer, all dreams suddenly stop. You fulfill a dream, but life goes on. Many leave it and others continue because they are not capable of doing nothing. “ Elections to the RFEF: “Iker always remembers everything, even the eleven. I did not think that Zidane would have liked to be a coach and there you are. I was surprised that Casillas ran for the RFEF elections, but he is capable of everything. football people have to be there. I think it’s great and I would vote for him. I don’t know much about Rubiales, but I would have no doubt who to vote for. Iker has given a lot for the Spanish team, he really feels it and will do his best for all the Spanish “. “We didn’t like the shapes when they threw Del Bosque” Helguera, after the departure of Del Bosque Why Ramos is not wet by Casillas vote: “There is a lot of politics in football. No one is sure what he is doing. I am not talking about Spain, the United States, Mexico, London … I was warning them. Now you tell me about Sergio Ramos with Iker … There is A lot of politics in football. I got along very well with everyone, although I did not consider any close friend. It is difficult to get wet, it surprises me that having been colleagues … I am not a second.Coach: “I’m talking to teams to start next year. Second B, also some Second, but more pulling towards Second B.”Central of Madrid: “He always suffers a lot. He has to get the ball well, be aggressive … One mistake is leaving the opponent in front of the goalkeeper. For the center forward too. There is a lot of talk about Benzema, but for me he is the best center forward in the world “ Iván Helguera has chatted on Instagram with Míster Chip and has reviewed his entire career at Real Madrid. The former soccer player has denied Robert Carlos and has confirmed that in Vicente’s stage of the Forest they always trained in the morning, despite the fact that some players in the locker room came out the night before. Further, He recalled the dismissal of his coach and the whirlwind that this caused between staff and management. He also recalled Ronaldo’s birthdays, the way of life of Brazilians, gave his opinion on the RFEF elections …Controversy with Florentino after the conquest of the League in 2003: “Something had happened. They wanted to kick Del Bosque out, we wanted him to stay … We didn’t like the ways. They had told us and he armed himself. The president didn’t want to celebrate the League with us. We had to go to City Hall and many players did not want to go there if they threw Del Bosque. It was difficult to enjoy dinner and what we were going to do when he finished. In the morning we had to go to the Town Hall. We had agreed not to go, but we changed our minds, two They did not find out and they were fined. The season ended with Del Bosque not continuing. We went on vacation without knowing what had happened there. “Subsequent institutional crisis: “It was one of the keys. Everything changed a lot. Between captains we did not know who to pay attention to, there was a conflict of interest. There was quality, but there was no balance anywhere. Then many very good players were signed, Makelele left Nobody wanted him to leave … Flavio was a great player, but when he arrived at Madrid he did not do what we all thought. Makelele was a pillar, in defense he helped a lot “. “We trained every day at eleven in the morning” Helguera Helguera, on the words of Roberto Carlos Helguera “Casillas has created a WhatsApp group with former soccer players”last_img read more


Hawks end 8-game skid, beat struggling Cavaliers

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was taken to the hospital after leaving in the third quarter with an illness. The team announced that Love, who had four points and four rebounds in 19 minutes, was treated and released.The Cavaliers cut a 16-point deficit in the second half to two on James’ basket with 21 seconds left. Atlanta’s Isaiah Taylor missed two free throws with 12.1 seconds to go, but Channing Frye missed a 3-pointer and Dwyane Wade’s tip-in fell off the rim.“To get a win in Cleveland is not easy to do,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “They had a chance down the stretch where they got back in it, but I’m happy for our guys. It’s a good win.”The Cavaliers have also lost to Orlando, New York, Indiana and Brooklyn during their rocky stretch, which has included three straight defeats at home. Wade kept Cleveland in the game with 19 points in the first half and finished with a season-high 25.Cleveland’s first-quarter problems continued. Coach Tyronn Lue used two timeouts in the first seven minutes as the Hawks raced ahead 27-11.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics extend win streak to 8 with win over Magic 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 LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img APCLEVELAND — Coming off LeBron James’ 57-point performance, it appeared the Cavaliers had finally gained some momentum.A team that hadn’t won since its season opener proved otherwise.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Dennis Schroeder scored 28 points and the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks ended an eight-game losing streak, beating skidding Cleveland 117-115 on Sunday.The Hawks hadn’t won since beating Dallas on Oct. 18 and were missing five players, but the Cavaliers went down to yet another puzzling loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJames, who had 26 points and 13 rebounds, was soaking his feet in a tub of ice water and had ice wraps on both knees and his right elbow following the game. He didn’t have an explanation for why there was no carry-over from Friday’s 130-122 win over Washington.“That’s a question I cannot answer,” James said. “I was ready to go. A lot of the guys were ready to go. I cannot answer that question.” “No energy. The effort was pretty bad,” James said of the early deficit. “You turn the corner but you can’t fix it in one game. We just have to try and figure it out.”Schroeder scored 11 straight points in the third quarter to kept Atlanta ahead.Cleveland steadily cut into the lead behind Kyle Korver’s 19 points in the fourth.“It’s a special place to play and everyone was excited to compete against these guys,” Schroder said.Atlanta put seven players in double figures, including the five starters. Luke Babbitt, making his first start of the season in place of Mike Muscala (sprained ankle), and Taurean Prince each scored 17 points.TIP-INSCavaliers: G Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) will practice Monday for the first time since being injured Nov. 29. He could play Tuesday against Milwaukee. … F Tristan Thompson (strained left calf) is expected to miss three to four weeks.Hawks: Rookie F Tyler Cavanaugh was in uniform after signing a two-way contract Saturday. … G Malcolm Delaney (sprained right ankle), F Ersan Ilyasova (bruised left knee), C Miles Plumlee (strained right quadriceps) and F DeAndre’ Bembry (fractured right wrist) also were unavailable.RIGHT TO THE POINTFrye said he should have made the 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The veteran forward also put his finger on the Cavaliers’ problems.“Honestly, we’ve got to play harder, be more attentive to detail and have a better sense of urgency,” he said.ON THE WAY BACKCleveland point guard Isaiah Thomas, acquired as part of the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, has been doing on-court workouts. The team announced before the season that it hoped he would return by January.“The staff’s doing a great job trying to get him ready,” Lue said. “We don’t want to rush him back if he’s not 100 percent. They’ve been doing a good job taking it slow and make sure they rehabilitate him the right way.”Thomas averaged a career-high 28.9 points, third in the league, last season. Derrick Rose has been starting at point guard while James has also run the offense.UP NEXTHawks: Host Boston on Monday. Atlanta is the only Eastern Conference team without a home victory with an 0-3 record.Cavaliers: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday. Cleveland earned a 116-97 road win over the Bucks on Oct. 20. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more


Guyanese accuse T&T company of discriminatory hiring practices

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgOil and gas industryAbout 30 Guyanese seafarers have vented their concerns over the recent move by ExxonMobil subcontractor, Ramp’s Logistics, to hire Trinidadians instead of Guyanese to work on the oil rig.The discrimination was raised at the recent Policy Forum Guyana (PFG) open space meeting on oil and gas, held at the New Amsterdam Technical Institute, where members of the Guyana Seafarer’s and General Workers Union (GS&GWU) protested against actions of the Trinidadian company.The event was hosted to give the public the opportunity to express their opinions on how the oil revenues can be utilised to benefit all Guyanese.One of the main issues raised by the GS&GWU was the concern that the sub-contractor is recruiting Trinidadians over Guyanese who meet the job requirement.They highlighted that the vacancies were advertised in the newspapers for able-bodied seamen (Ab), ordinary sailors (OS), captains, mates, engineers and riggers. According to the Union, while many skilled Guyanese had applied for these positions, they are rarely picked. The GS&GWU claimed that some 2000 qualified seamen are available in New Amsterdam alone.Guyana Times is told on Wednesday that the company has denied the allegations saying that it has in fact hired over 70 per cent Guyanese.Earlier this year, the Union had written to Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge about the alleged discrimination which was transpiring. They believe Trinidadians are being hired on more favourable terms than the Guyanese and are being paid higher for the same quality of work.Additionally, the other issue revolves around the payment and non-payment of taxes; payments in foreign currencies and preferential travel arrangements for foreigners.The Union also disclosed that these persons are allowed to work in Guyana without possessing a Guyanese work permit, whereas all Guyanese seamen are required to obtain a work permit as a condition of permission to obtain employment in Trinidad.In a recent incident which is dubbed as an act to “disparage” locals, a seaman in New Amsterdam received a call to ‘immediately’ visit the Georgetown office. However, when he arrived, he was told his job had gone to a Trinidadian and he was not hired, the union alleged.At the conclusion of the discussions in New Amsterdam, it was assured that evidence to substantiate the allegations would be provided to the Guyana Human Rights Association.The allegations made by the GS&GWU has once again bring to the fore the issue of local content, which has been a very controversial matter since ExxonMobil discovered oil in Guyana.It has been argued that primary aim of the local content policy should be to ensure the education, inclusion, and advancement of as many Guyanese as possible in the oil industry.The draft local content policy has been criticised in recent months for lacking provisions which would safeguard against exploitation by companies, especially since there have been intensified reports of the local companies being bypassed for contracts and services with foreign companies being favoured.According to the draft local content framework document, the policy seeks to address the suite of opportunities that may arise and the approaches to be taken in selecting and developing opportunities related to enhancing the capabilities of Guyanese nationals and businesses through training and well-tailored social contributions for greater impact and benefits among others.Earlier this year, following the closing of the inaugural Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit (GIPEX), the Private Sector Commission (PSC) vowed to continue pushing for an effective local content policy that would benefit all Guyanese.The second review of the local content policy is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year.last_img read more


MULROY COLLEGE REACH FINALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgGo Mulroy College!Transition year students from Mulroy College will be participating in the final of the Ecounesco Young Environmentalist Award in the Mansion House in Dublin on the 20th May. As part of the competition the students worked with the Rathmullan Coastal Group planting Marram grass along the Kinnegar beach in Rathmullan. The project began with a request from Fiona Kelly of Rathmullan Coastal Care group to get involved in coastal issues.A day was spent in September planting the marram grass supported by Olivia Crossan from An Taisce, Suzanne Bogan from Donegal County Council, Fiona Kelly and Patricia Mc Ateer from Rathmullan Coastal Care.The class were given information on biodiversity and the importance of marram grass planting on the wider scale.As part of the judging process, an online voting system is currently working until the 14th May. The teacher involved, Aisling Mc Ateer has asked that as many members of the public could log on to- www.ecounesco.ie, selecting Programmes – Young Environmentalist Award, Select – Biodiversity is the category, scroll down to find Mulroy College. There is only one vote per IP address. MULROY COLLEGE REACH FINALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 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:donegalenvironmental awardsMilfordMulroy Collegelast_img read more


‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES COULD SAVE HOMEOWNERS THOUSANDS ON THEIR HEATING COSTS

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgAn innovative new housing project Rann Mor Meadow, located on the outskirts of Letterkenny could save homeowners thousands on their energy and heating costs every year.The newly built ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes are the first of its kind in Letterkenny.Local firm GDC Ireland (Limited) raised the bar with these homes, which are specifically designed to save energy and to increase comfort levels in the process. Since the recession, its evident how the the continuing rise in heating costs in homes is having a detrimental effect ‘financially’ on many families.With policies now being implemented to promote a greener environment, and with people more aware of the risks over greenhouse pollutions, it was perhaps inevitable new ground would be broken in relation to the specification of saving energy in new homes.GDC Ireland (Limited) took the opportunity and showed tremendous fortitude and vision to realise this fantastic new development at Rann Mor Meadow.Daniel told Donegal Daily, “With our society becoming more aware of a greener environment, it became obvious to us that it would be a natural progression for newly built homes to have energy saving specifications. “At GDC we pride on ourselves on the fact that we’re always looking to break new ground.“We’re not afraid to show innovation, and we saw these new homes as a natural progression in the specification of new homes.“We’re absolutely delighted with our ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes, and the reaction they’re receiving from the general public.Daniel revealed that they’ve estimated that it costs the new homes on average less than a €1 a day to heat the house.“We’ve had energy assessment consumption carried out on the new houses, and we estimate that on average it’ll cost new homeowners less than €1 a day to heat their homes. “It’s an incredible saving, and in this economic climate, those energy saving costs are not to be scoffed at.Daniel added that the homes are specifically designed to ensure a constant temperature throughout the house at all times – that also increases the comfort level.It’s completely unlike the normal specification homes.“Unlike the normal system, where you have the house piping hot after a few hours when the heating is on, and then once it’s off for a few hours the house is cold again, these homes retain the heat. “They’re specifically designed to retain the heat, and in doing so save energy and costs and to retain a more constant temperature which is much more comfortable.“It’s not often you’ve to spend less to be more comfortable but that’s the way this works.“They’re homes of the future, it’s the way the industry is going and energy efficient homes is the only way forward.“We’re delighted that we showed innovation in creating the homes, and we’re delighted with the end product.GDC Ireland (Limited) has earned a stellar reputation over the years for its excellence in designing  and building new homes, and breaking new ground in the industry.The latest creation in the form of Rann Mor Meadow, has received plaudits not just locally but from all over Ireland.For further information contact: GDC (IRL) LTD Property Developers on 074 93 84700, email: info@gdcirl.com or visit www.gdcirl.com or http://www.gdcirl.com Sherry Fitzgerald 0n 074 9122211, email: property@sfr.ie or visit www.sfr.ie or visit http://www.sfr.ie‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES COULD SAVE HOMEOWNERS THOUSANDS ON THEIR HEATING COSTS was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessCostsEnergyEstateFeaturesnewsRann Mor MeadowSavinglast_img read more


The Late Tackle Podcast on talkSPORT – Saturday, May 27

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgJames Brown and Clinton Morrison bring you a light-hearted look back on a busy day of sporting action.This week, the boys chat to former Coventry City defender David Busst and former Crazy Gang goalkeeper Dave Beasant.Get all that and MORE in the latest Late Tackle Podcast!Have a listen, above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img


GAA NEWS – NAOMH COLMCILLE GETTING READY TO RUMBLE WITH FIGHT NIGHT!

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgLast week’s Fun Fridays Gaelic was cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. It resumes (weather permitting) this Friday (7th) from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. €2 per child and everybody is welcome. Dress for the weather and bring a drink!!The Club will be taking Registrations for Adults, Family and underage on Tuesday the 4th of February from 8:00pm to 9:00pm and Friday the 7th of February from 7:45 to 8:45 at the clubhouse. Cost is €25 Adult, €50 Family, €50 senior player and €10 underage player. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503). Naomh Colmcille and Fanad Gaels are holding a Fight Night fundraising event at The Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on 16 March 2014. Training commences this Monday evening (3rd) in Danny Ryan’s at Mountain Top, Letterkenny at 8:00 pm. Tickets for the event will be available early shortly. See the Facebook ‘Fight Night’ page for updates.GAA National Club Draw. The GAA has launched a National Club Draw as a fundraiser for local clubs, with the draw taking place on 17th March 2014. Prizes with a total value of €30,000 are being provided by GAA Central Council. The proceeds from all tickets sold by Naomh Colmcille will go directly to Naomh Colmcille, and will be used towards the club’s 2014 yearly expenditure.First prize is a trip to the 2014 International Rules series in Australia. Full list of prizes (ten total) can be seen on the club website, Facebook page and poster at clubhouse. Tickets priced €10 each are now available from Alison Ferry, Paul Callaghan, Adrian Marsh, or any committee member.This year’s Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of next year’s promotion. Thanks.Training and Match ScheduleTraining for seniors and reserves is on Tuesday (4th) and Thursday (6th) at 7:00 pm. Challenge match provisionally arranged for Sunday (9th) – further details during the week at training and on Facebook page. Players to be down at dressing room 15 minutes before training session begins. See Facebook for latest updates/changes. New players welcome. Reminder that the use of mouthguards will be compulsory for all players from January onwards.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 20, 15, 18, 22, 12 and the three winners are Johnny Callaghan, Gerard McDaid and Monica McDaid who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €4600. The club are seeking volunteers to act as Lotto sellers and join the existing rota. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime. GAA NEWS – NAOMH COLMCILLE GETTING READY TO RUMBLE WITH FIGHT NIGHT! was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 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:FIGHT NIGHTNaomh Colmcillelast_img read more


MacLOCHLAINN ANGER AT RTE OVER ‘HOMOPHOBIA’ BROADCAST

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnDONEGAL TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn has called on RTE to issue a full statement on its libel settlement following comments about alleged homophobia.A protest against homophobia took place in Dublin this afternoon following controversy over comments made by the gay rights activist Rory O’Neill on RTÉ’s ‘Saturday Night Show’ last month.The State broadcaster is reported to have paid out some €85,000 in compensation in its defamation settlement over the comments made by Mr O’Neill, who performs as drag queen Panti. Journalist John Waters told the Sunday Business Post he will receive €40,000 while a further sum is to be paid to five members of the Catholic lobby group, The Iona Institute.The settlement was made following legal correspondence from the parties named in the January 11 interview with Brendan O’Connor, during which O’Neill discussed homophobia and same-sex marriage. It is understood that RTÉ bosses felt the broadcast would have been almost impossible to defend in any potential defamation action and moved quickly to settle the complaint.The Saturday Night Show last week broadcast an apology to those alleged to have been defamed in the original interview, and last night featured a debate on homophobia.RTÉ is understood to have received over 1,000 complaints from members of the public in relation to the broadcast. The vast majority are believed to express concern at the apology issued by the station. Sinn Féin Justice and Equality Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD today called on RTÉ to issue a public statement clarifying the broadcaster’s actions following the recent Saturday Night Show.The Donegal North East TD said: “This week the Justice and Equality Minister published the General Scheme of a Children and Family Relationships Bill. This is an important piece of legislation that recognises the diversity of families in Ireland and puts the rights of children and their parents centre stage.“The government has promised a referendum on marriage equality in 2015 following a recommendation by a majority of the Constitutional Convention to amend the constitution to allow same sex marriage.“Recent actions by RTÉ regarding its Saturday Night Show have been deeply disappointing and the public service broadcaster’s decision to pay out a considerable cash settlement without a challenge is worrying.“Those who publicly advocate inequality cannot hide behind defamation legislation when they are called out on the views they seek to gain popular support for. The demand of significant sums of public monies by such individuals or groups in place of a right to reply sets a deeply worrying precedent. “Timidity in broadcasting serves no-one and as a public service broadcaster RTÉ must place itself beyond reproach.“Public monies make up the lion’s share of RTÉ’s annual revenue therefore the public have a right to know how this money is being spent. RTÉ management must now make a public statement clarifying their actions following the recent Saturday Night Show.“It is my strong view that inequality wherever and however it expresses itself must be robustly challenged.”MacLOCHLAINN ANGER AT RTE OVER ‘HOMOPHOBIA’ BROADCAST was last modified: February 2nd, 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:Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnhomophobialast_img read more


GREAT CROWD EXPECTED TONIGHT FOR 4 MINUTE MILE CHALLENGE IN LETTERKENNY

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgIreland’s hottest athletics talent will be on show against some of the world’s best athletes tonight (Fri) at the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event.The event will feature international athletes from USA, South Africa, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark, Uganda, England, Scotland and Wales.The first race starts at 7:00pm at the Danny McDaid Track, Aura Leisure Centre with the grande finale being the men’s mile, taking to the track at 8:45pm.The Mile is set to feature seven sub 4 minute milers in a world class field, along with seven other athletes who are all within a second of breaking the magical four minute barrier.South Africa’s Jerry Motsau, Canada’s Jeremy Rae, New Zealand’s Julian Oakley, Germany’s Clemens Bleistein, Denmark’s Mads Taersbol, England’s Matt Clowes, and Scotland’s Cameron Boyek are taking on the might of America’s best milers in Peter Callahan, Tommy Schmitz, Jon Peterson and Travis Mahoney.Two of Letterkenny’s middle distance stars, Danny Mooney and Ruairi Finnegan, will be hoping to cause an upset and steal a victory in front of the home crowd, and in the process dip under the 4 minute barrier.Last year’s race saw the first ever sub 4 minute mile in Donegal with Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios running 3:59.42, so it will be interesting to see how much faster this year’s field can go.The women’s 3000m steeplechase looks like it is turning out to be one of the races of the meeting with a host of athletes chasing the qualification standard for the World Championships in Beijing and next year’s Rio Olympics.The Irish trio of Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy, fresh from representing Ireland at the European Team championships, have all come very close to the qualification standard of 9:45 in recent weeks. Letterkenny’s Anne-Marie McGlynn will make her debut over the steeplechase, and will look to stake her claim for a place at the World Championships, with an eye towards the Rio Olympics next year.The Irish girls will face some tough opposition from Americans Jamie Cheever, Sarah Pease, Mary Goldkamp, Addie Bracy and Maggie Callahan, along with Scotland’s Lennie Waite, Germany’s Ronja Bohrer and Uganda’s Juliet Chekwell. The fastest ever women’s steeplechase run in Ireland is 9:47 from 2013 and it looks like a new record will be on the cards in Letterkenny on Friday night.Spectators will barely get a chance to catch their breath as the action doesn’t stop there with many quality races planned.The men’s 800m event will see some of Ireland’s rising stars such as Garry Campbell and Shane Fitzsimons battle it out with Germany’s Patrick Schoenball and USA’s Sam Ellison, both with personal bests of 1:47. In the men’s 3000m, a host of the North-West’s top distance runners JP Williamson, Scott Rankin, Ciaran Doherty, Conor Duffy and Declan Reed will be up against Carl Stones of the USA, fresh from the US championships in Tracktown, Eugene last weekend. In the men’s 400m, Craig Lynch, who has been producing some very fast times, and represented Ireland at the World Relays in the Bahamas recently, will be chasing Mark English’s meeting record of 46.88. The one lap race will also be contested by England’s Rick Beardsall, along with the South African duo of Armand Van Zyl and Taylor Bieldt.In the women’s 200m, Scotland’s Diane Ramsay, who has Letterkenny family connections, will take on last year’s winner Steph Creaner and runner-up Vicky Harris. Another of last year’s winners Philip Redrick, USA, will be back to defend his title, but will face stiff opposition in the men’s 100m from three of South Africa’s most promising sprinters, Tsepo Lefete, Mpho Tladi and Lebakeng Sesele, along with Irish Junior sprint star Eoin Doherty. All eyes will also be on the centre-field action with the men’s javelin set to produce one of the best competitions seen in Ireland in years. England’s Joe Dunderdale and Switzerland’s Julian Lehmann have personal bests of 76m and 68m respectively, and this will be an impressive event to watch in the air, as they do battle with Strabane coach Damian Crawford’s stable of throwers Sean McBride, Danny Mullan and Darryl Crawford. In the women’s long jump, local girl Arlene Crossan will be out to impress the home crowd against Vivian Fleischer, both athletes edging closer to 6 metres.With many more names to be added in the coming week, and with such a high calibre of up to 100 athletes competing from all over the World, it is a great opportunity to come and see world class athletics in the North-West. The international programme will be kicking off at 7:00pm on Friday 10th July at the Danny McDaid Athletics Track, Aura Leisure Centre, and Letterkenny Athletic Club is welcoming everyone to come out and see a night of non-stop athletics action.GREAT CROWD EXPECTED TONIGHT FOR 4 MINUTE MILE CHALLENGE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 10th, 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:4 minute miledonegalLetterkenny AClast_img read more


Reading v Brentford line-ups: Chelsea loanee starts for Royals, Liverpool loanee benched by Bees

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgJosh McEachran makes his first start for Brentford in one of two changes to the side for the trip to Reading.The former Chelsea midfielder, who has made two substitute appearances since recovering from a broken foot suffered in pre-season, replaces Liverpool loanee Sergi Canos, who drops to the bench.Maxime Colin, who missed the Boxing Day draw with Brighton, is fit again and comes in for Nico Yennaris at right-back.Reading show two changes from the defeat to Wolves, with Ola John and Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon called into the starting line-up. Matej Vydra drops to the bench.Michael Hector, who will complete a move to Stamford Bridge next summer, starts at centre-back.Reading: Bond; Gunter, McShane, Hector, Quinn; Norwood, Williams; Piazon, John, Blackman; Robson-Kanu. Subs: Al-Habsi, Vydra, Sa, McCleary, Tshibola, Cooper, Liburd.Brentford: Button; Colin, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Diagouraga, McEachran; Woods, Judge, Swift; Vibe. Subs: Bonham, Yennaris, O’Connell, Saunders, Jota, Canos, Hofmann.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more