Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Jamie Vardy is just 9/2 to score in his next two Premier League matches and break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of netting in ten consecutive top-flight games.He also looks at the contenders for Premier League title glory, revealing leaders Manchester City remain the 10/11 favourites to lift the trophy, while second-placed Arsenal are 13/8.Manchester United, meanwhile, are 6/1, despite moving just two points off the top spot with their 2-0 victory over West Brom on Saturday.He also reveals there has been a ‘huge gamble’ on Garry Monk to be sacked, with the Swansea boss now 2/1 ON to be the next Premier League boss to depart his post.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
3 As part of our build up to the new year, we reveal the most popular content on talkSPORT.com for every month of 2015 and this was October…BEST OF TALKSPORT.COM: OCTOBER 2015MOST READ – LIVERPOOL FAN ASKS JOHN W HENRY FOR MIRACLE… AND GETS IT!Following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Everton in October, one Liverpool fan tweeted Reds owner John W Henry asking him to sack Brendan Rodgers and appoint a certain German before Chelsea could (see below) – within hours Rodgers was gone and the wheels were in motion to bring in his replacement. Take a look at the story here. 3 3 MOST POPULAR INTERVIEW – ‘CHELSEA SHOULD HAVE DITCHED MOURINHO AND GONE FOR KLOPP’This was the view of a former Chelsea player, who spoke with talkSPORT in October. Check out the interview, here.TALKSPORT.COM PICK OF THE MONTH‘Jose Mourinho’ explains why Chelsea have become the worst team in the country under his management, in this video from talkSPORT’s YouTube channel… Jurgen Klopp MOST POPULAR FEATURE – THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUBS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE ERA BY MAJOR TROPHIES WONWhich clubs have won the most silverware since the pivotal moment when the Premier League was formed in 1992? Find out, here.
1 Manchester United have struggled this season and Louis van Gaal’s position is under threat.The Dutchman was jeered by the Old Trafford faithful during and after their recent defeat to Southampton – a loss that revealed the Red Devils have had the lowest number of shots on target at home across all four of the top divisions in English football this term.So is it now time that Ed Woodward considered replacing Van Gaal? And who should be their next manager, if he chooses to do so?Let us know by casting your vote below. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Bournemouth v Arsenal is live on talkSPORTArsenal fans were not convinced by manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to start Mathieu Flamini in midfield at Bournemouth.It’s a game the Gunners must win to close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester to five points.But even though the midfielder picked up a booking shortly after the game began, Arsenal took the lead through Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Here, talkSPORT looks at some tweets from Gooners pre-match. 1 Mathieu Flamini was the cause of anger from Arsenal fans when it was revealed he was starting against Bournemouth
EXPLOSION: Two men were moving a vessel from Wilmington when it caught fire and sank. By Kevin Butler Staff Writer A 39-foot recreation boat exploded in a Long Beach shipping channel Monday morning, injuring two men and leaving the craft in pieces. “Nothing on the boat pre-warned them of the impending explosion” of the craft, which is equipped with two gasoline-powered engines, DuRee said. Dennis Rodgers, who was staying on a nearby docked boat and helped rescue the two men, said he had just dressed and left his craft when he heard the explosion. “It was so loud that I thought a plane had crashed,” he said. Rodgers said he saw “smoke and wood flying everywhere.” He and two others ran to the boats that rescued the injured men. One of the men appeared badly injured, with his foot “nearly blown off,” Rodgers said. The two men were taken by ambulance to St. Mary Medical Center, Nash said. There did not appear to be a significant amount of fuel in the water after the blast, Nash said. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The explosion occurred around 10:50 a.m. near 1400 Pier C in Channel No. 3 – just west of Pico Avenue and the Los Angeles River, authorities said. One man had second-degree burns on his lower back, left arm and head, and an open fracture to his right ankle, Long Beach firefighter Will Nash said. The other man reportedly had less serious injuries. Only part of the top of the wood-framed Consolidated boat, built in 1946, remained after the explosion, which scattered wood and metal debris. The two men, ages 52 and 67, had been taking the boat from the Colonial marina in Wilmington to the Port of Long Beach to have its hull repainted, fire Capt. Mike DuRee said. The 67-year-old man, whose brother owns the boat, said the pair had been running the craft for about an hour without any sign of trouble, DuRee said.
EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION LATEST: DOZENS OF investors in an illegal Donegal investment scheme fear they may never get their money back – though one of those who sold investments insists everyone will get their cash.The scheme is similar to one employed by notorious American crook Bernard Madoff (pictured right). His son Mark Madoff committed suicide in the US last night.In these sort of schemes, many people do get returns. But many others do not. The get-rich-quick scheme however is illegal and Garda sources have confirmed that even if all investors get their cash back, they will seek a number of prosecutions.The Garda Fraud Squad investigation into the mafia scam centres on an ex-prisoner foreign national. However we can reveal tha at least one well-known Donegal man has defended his role in the scheme, insisting it is a legitimate business, that his boss is in the clear and that everyone will get their money back.In a conversation relayed to donegaldaily.com the well-known Donegal man initially denied Gardai were investigating the scheme. When it was pointed out that his boss’s premises had in fact been raided by the cops, he then admitted there is an investigation but that he believed the investment scheme was and is legitimate. He said he hasn’t seen his boss ‘for several weeks’.Friends believe that he too has been taken in by the scam too – and that he thought he was selling legitimate investments. Donegaldaily.com has interviewed a number of people around the county throughout the day. These included people who did invest in the scheme and did make substantial returns. A number of other investors said they had been told they will get their cash back in the next few days.One of those told us last night: “I know people think we were mad investing in this scheme but it was presented very well and by people I knew very well.“I have to believe I will get my money back because I simply can’t afford to lose it. I don’t care at this stage if I don’t make any money on it. I have been told that I will get my money in the next couple of days but I don’t know if I will or not. I can only hope I will.“To be honest I’m just sickened by it all. I can’t even think about Christmas at the moment.”The so-called Ponzi Scheme was a fraudulent operation that paid returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.They always collapse, with some of those behind them making off with the cash.The Donegal scheme involved the scamsters telling investors that they could get between 10% and 40% on their cash investments in just TWO MONTHS.The elaborate ‘get rich quick’ con involved false claims that people were investing in a company approved by Lloyds of London and Deloittes which bought liquidated stock, which was then sold at huge profit. Neither company was actually involved. One investor was told that the company had bought four luxury Bentley cars for just €10k each and re-sold them to wealthy Arabs for ten times that figure. No such transactions ever took place. The cars didn’t exist.Another investor told us that he was told the money was used to buy cheap airline tickets in bulk which were then sold off at huge profit.However he told us today: “I suppose if it was that easy to get 20% return on an investment, everyone would be doing it. The government could save the country if it was that easy – and the banks would be in better shape. But I got my money back – and more.”Yesterday, Friday, we reported how several premises have been raided in several towns in the county as part of a complicated Garda inquiry. Fraud Squad officers have spent a huge amount of time in undercover vehicles and premises in Ballybofey.We can now reveal that a considerable number of leading business personalities have been interviewed as part of the investigation. Some are extremely well known in the county and beyond.Gardai began their inquiry after a tip-off from the German police which had closed down a similar scheme run by the same convicted fraudster.As a result of the scam, many innocent local people are set to lose fortunes after investing in schemes which have collapsed. Some of the victims are pensioners – others are ordinary workers who were sucked into the scam by professional fraudsters aided by scamsters here in Donegal.Donegaldaily.com understands that the some investors have received their money back without the high returns promised.However we know of one person owed €1.8M and another owed €200k. One man did get his €70k back last week after revealing to one of the crooks that he carried a legally-held firearm!Others however have been promised their money back this weekend, but we are told a €10M account has been ’emptied’. Regardless of those claims, the ‘scheme’ was illegal.Computers and paperwork were removed from several different premises for examination as part of the probe by detectives from the Garda Fraud Squad.However it is not believed any arrests have been made at this stage.A Garda source revealed the investigation is a part of an international inquiry and that offices at businesses in Germany have also been visited and police in Estonia are also helping the inquiry. Police in France and the UK have also been contacted.The PSNI are closing in on a former bank employee in the North who is also linked to the scam.Last night a well-placed source aware of the scheme told us: “I warned several friends to stay well away from this. If it sounds too good to be true, then it is too good to be true.“A lot of people have invested huge sums. The way the Ponzi scheme works, there will always be those at the top who get their money back with interest, but there is never enough for everyone at the end and many people will lose out.“Let’s put it this way – if people are still waiting on their money, I’d be surprised if they ever see it now.”A Garda source said: “A number of premises were visited and different people were spoken to on an informal basis.“Those who were spoken to may not have even been aware that they were involved in anything illegal.“The investigation is part of a wider international investigation but we can’t say too much more about it at this stage,” said the source.It’s understood Gardai are carrying out the inquiry with the help of a number of other international police forces.Today a well-placed source told us: “We are looking at figures between €10M and €20M. And a lot of Donegal people will have lost a fortune in the elaborate money-laundering and investment scam.”The foreign national behind the Donegal con could not be contacted tonight.Many of the con’s records taken by cops appear to show huge takings at a legimitate food establishment – compared to exaggerated lodgements from the same business. Gardai believe large amounts of cash lodged in the name of the apparently legitimate business could not have come from it.For example a Wednesday lunchtime trade involving just six diners apparently led to the lodgement of more than €10k!* Bernard Madoff – the American scamster – is serving 150 years in jail for his part in ripping people off for $18 Billion.* Our investigation is continuing and we hope to expose more details in the next few hours. If you have been a victim, contact us in complete confidence using the contact form on our home page. Several victims already have. We never reveal sources and never use the names of our sources or reveal those sources to anyone.* Please note that several Authorities have informed us that the scheme was ENTIRELY ILLEGAL. However an amnesty may be available for whistleblowers.* This story/investigation is the subject of Copyright Laws and Action will be taken against any newspaper/website taking this story in whole or in part without prior Consent. Copyright donegaldaily.com‘PEOPLE WILL GET THEIR MONEY BACK’ SAYS DONEGAL INVESTMENT MAN – BUT NO SIGN OF HIS ELUSIVE BOSS was last modified: December 12th, 2010 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)
The Jim McCormick Urban Garden will be officially opened today.He was responsible for so many green shoots through his own hard work and foresight during his lifetime.And so it is fitting that the life and times of the late Jim McCormick should be enshrined with a garden in the middle of the bustling town he helped to create.The official opening and naming ceremony of the Jim McCormick Urban Garden in Letterkenny takes place today (Thurs) at noon. This new facility, which is located on the Paddy Harte Road adjacent to Century Cinemas, will be opened by the Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride.The area in question was identified some time back as one in need of enhancement and, in cooperation with a local landowner the plot of land has been transformed into a valuable addition to the town’s environmental landscape.The late and great Jim McCormick.Funding of €35,000 was sourced by the former Letterkenny Town Council under the Public Area Enhancement Scheme from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.Work was carried out by the Town Council’s Open Spaces team under Town Gardiner, David Donnelly. Speaking before the launch Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District explained that as the work progressed it was felt the development would also be a fitting tribute to honour the former chairman of the local Tidy Towns committee, the late Jim McCormick.He stated “Jim pioneered town enhancement projects for years and proved to be one of the driving forces behind Letterkenny’s progress in the annual Tidy Towns competition. His efforts through his committee and the various residents associations ensured the growth of the town was matched and enhanced with the development of its overall appearance”.Mayor McBride concluded that today’s ceremony would allow them to recognise Mr McCormick’s huge achievements and the ongoing progress of the Tidy Towns Committee as well as the progress made over the years in cooperation with Donegal County Council.“Jim McCormick was such a man and believed in the common good ahead of individual achievement. I would hope that this garden can serve as an inspiration to the next generation of young people and would call upon them to take up the mantle of community engagement, one grasped by Jim at every opportunity”.MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR SO MANY GREEN SHOOTS GETS HIS OWN GARDEN was last modified: May 14th, 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:donegalgardenJim McCormickletterkenny
Despite the icy weather conditions, RAP’s operations director, John McDermott was overwhelmed at the turnout for their recruitment open day at their Gweedore Plant.Less than 3 weeks ago RAP placed a call out to the public for people who might be returning from home for a Christmas break and maybe would be interested in making a more permanent move home.Knowing that there were jobs available in the area, would give them the security to return. RAP were also interested to hear from anyone who was thinking of a career change, people living in Donegal or the surrounding counties. It’s still not too late to send in your CV: The positions available are for, Production Supervisors, Machine Operators, Stores Personnel, Admin Staff, Maintenance Technicians, Quality Manager, HR Manager, Support Service Manager, Graphic Designer, Resource Planning Manager, IT Technician and a New Product Development Manager.Watch the campaign video here: Commenting on the campaign, John McDermott, Operations Director said, “We are one of the largest employers in the Donegal Gaeltacht and having been established now in the heart of the community for 20 years, employing over 200 people, we know and understand that although people may think that we operate from a remote part of the world, it’s the work-life balance and the people in our community who have made our business a success. Our employees work hard, take pride in their jobs and in their workplace and this is clear to see when our customers visit us on site from time to time.”Rapid Action Packaging Ireland Ltd in GweedoreJohn continued: “We’ve invested heavily over the years in research, development and innovation in an effort to create advanced processes that produce packaging solutions specific to our client’s needs. Continued up-skilling of our employees is central to that. We have also invested heavily in our manufacturing facility in Gaoth Dobhair over the past 20 years and this has helped us compete on a global scale. “Our investments have been the major factor in winning a host of high profile contracts with companies such as Pret A Manger, Asda, Morrissons, Co-Operative Food, Waitrose, Carrefour, Aldi, Starbucks, Sainsburys, McDonalds, and KFC, to name but a few.”“Almost 14 million units of food packaging leave Gaoth Dobhair for the USA, the Middle East, Australia and countries all across Europe every week and to know that over two million people a day purchase a product that we have produced packaging for from Donegal, is amazing.”“In the past year, our production throughput has grown by over 33%, so we know we had to expand our team to keep up with customer demands. Our aim is to encourage people living abroad or at home seeking a career change to apply for these jobs.”“Our staff turnover is very low, so that’s a reflection of our company being good place to work. I am proud to say, that three of the first four people employed when we first set up in January 1998 still remain in our employment today.“We have people commuting daily from all over Donegal, such as Letterkenny, Dungloe and Killybegs and also have people making the daily commute from Derry and Omagh. That speaks for itself really. Many others that had no ties with the area whatsoever, made the move with their families from Ireland and abroad and have settled into the community here extremely well.” says John. “Now that the foundations are in place and with the people we need hope to recruit, we can expand our manufacturing abilities at the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park and grow RAP as the world leader in next generation packaging.“We will be reviewing all of the applications next week and every person who applied for these positions will be contacted within the next 2-3 weeks. It’s still not too late to send in your CV, please do so by emailing [email protected] outlining the position that you are interested in applying for. Go raibh míle maith agat,” concludes John.Massive response to RAP Ireland’s recruitment drive was last modified: January 4th, 2018 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)Tags:EmploymentGAELTACHTGweedoreJob VacanciesjobsrapRapid Action Packaging Ireland Ltd
Job Vacancy: KIRCHHOFF Automotive in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, are currently recruiting for three contract positions.KIRCHHOFF Automotive is a development partner to the automotive industry. We are active worldwide as a full-service supplier for complex metal and hybrid structures in body-in-white, crash management systems, chassis applications and cross car beams. With 9,000 employees we are active all over the globe. Currently we are recruiting for the following positions for the Night Shift. Supply Press Setter – Fixed TermBasic mechanical skills and experience working in a lean manufacturing environment preferred. Tool Maker – Fixed Term Qualified Tool Maker with experience in Press Tool Making. Maintenance Supervisor – Fixed TermThe maintenance supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of the night shift team and all work to electrical installations. For further details please see: http://www.kirchhoff-automotive.com Job Vacancies: Current vacancies with Leading Automotive Company was last modified: May 31st, 2018 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) Tags:Job VacanciesKIRCHHOFF Automotive
The Milford Inn has ben put on the market by its liquidator.A price tag of €800,000 has been put on the 33 bedroom hotel.The hotel, which belonged to the Blaney family, closed its doors a number of months ago. Offers for the premises will be accepted until September.The hotel was one of the best known venues in the county and its closure shocked the public. PRICE TAG OF €800,000 PUT ON MILFORD INN was last modified: August 16th, 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:000LIQUIDATORMilford Inn€800