Calls to cut council costs, freeze rates

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Michael Glaveys – One Game From History

first_imgMichael Glaveys, a club that has a long and distinguished traditon in Roscommon GAA but also with strong connections in Galway and Mayo, will face Moy Tír Na Nog in the final of the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship in Croke Park with the game throwing in at 3.45. Glaveys defeated Kilanerin in the Semi-Final on Saturday last with Moy overcoming An Gaeltacht from Kerry. Gerry Coffey is the chairman of the club and he spoke to John Mulligan as the club begins their Preparations ahead of the All-Ireland Final on Saturday Next.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img The Michael Glaveys Team who defeated Kilanerin in the Semi-Final on Saturday last in Mullingar.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Heart and fight key to Spurs stunning win, says Eriksen

first_imgTottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen said they threw tactics out the window and relied on grit and heart to come back from 3-0 down on aggregate to beat Ajax Amsterdam on away goals and reach the Champions League final on Wednesday.Having lost the first leg in London 1-0, Tottenham got off to the worst possible start in Amsterdam by going 2-0 down on the night.The second leg turned on its head after halftime, however, as Lucas Moura scored twice in quick succession before netting a 96th minute effort to complete his hat-trick and make it 3-3 on aggregate.“It was a non-tactical performance, it was more of a fight, more of a heart performance, and that’s how we won it,” Danish playmaker Eriksen told BT Sport.“It was a ridiculous game. We were really far down, we tried to fight back and we’re just lucky. I feel sorry for Ajax, they played a very good game against us.“In the end we’re just lucky we scored. It’s a relief, because we’ve been fighting for this and I think it’s a dream for everyone to be in the Champions League final.”The midfielder revealed that there was no great tactical change at halftime as Spurs simply rolled up their sleeves and went at Ajax in the second half.“We weren’t able to look ourselves in the mirror if we (were to) go down three or four nil today – we had to fight back, there was no other option,” Eriksen said.After Liverpool fought back from a 3-0 first-leg defeat to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday, the final will be an all-English affair.LIVERPOOL INSPIRATIONSpurs defender Danny Rose said that he had taken inspiration from the Merseysiders.“We saw Liverpool last night. It goes to show it’s not over until it’s over. Disappointed with the first leg, how we started and we started like that tonight. But after the break we came out,” Rose said.“The gaffer mentioned Liverpool’s display at the hotel before the match — the gaffer doesn’t mind us losing but we have to lose the right way.”Moura, however, was not prepared to let the match slip, and slotted the winner for Spurs deep in stoppage time.“It’s been a rollercoaster of a season. For him (Moura) to get us in the final, he’ll be a hero. I hope he gets a statue in England after this … I’m blown away, there’s really no words for it,” Eriksen said.There was one major tactical shift that did play a crucial role in the victory, however. At half-time Pochettino took out midfielder Victor Wanyama and replaced him with Spanish forward Fernando Llorente.Llorente, whose main asset is his height and strength in the air, placed himself on Ajax defender Daley Blind and that upset the solidity of the Dutch defence.The Spaniard’s presence caused confusion and created instability which Moura was able to exploit to the full.With a big man as a focal point for the attack, Tottenham were able to take a more direct approach — with crosses from deep and in the latter stages, hopeful punts into the box.Llorente would not have been on the field had Spurs’ first choice striker Harry Kane been fit but the injured England captain was in the dressing room at the break and he said the focus was purely on effort.“At half time we said it is 45 minutes to give everything… the lads dug deep, showed passion, showed character, showed heart and that is what it’s all about,” said Kane.“Over the two legs we didn’t play as well as we would have liked but we found a way to win,” he added.Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, in Amsterdam as a pundit for BT Sport, said the Llorente introduction had been key.“Fernando Llorente – what a substitution. He stood on Daley Blind. Blind couldn’t deal with him and the boys came up behind him.” REACTION TO  TOTTENHAM’S HEROIC WINTHE WINNERSTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “The emotion is amazing, thank you to football. My players are heroes – in the last year I was telling everyone this group are heroes. The second half they were amazing. Thank you football – this type of emotion without football is no possible. Thank you to everyone who has believed in us. To describe this in words is difficult.“We were talking before the game that when you work and when you feel the love it’s not stress it’s passion of the team. We showed we love the sport and football. Today was amazing. It was a joy to watch this kind of game.“It’s difficult to compete at this level. I am so grateful to be a coach. To be in football and to live this type of football.“They are all heroes but (Lucas Moura) was a superhero. From the first to last one – the tough moment to live in the five years before.”Tottenham hat-trick scorer Lucas Moura: “Impossible to explain what I’m feeling. I’m very happy and very proud of my team mates. Always believe in this moment. We gave everything on the pitch and deserved this moment – we are family. Impossible to explain. Big gift from God I’d like to share with team mates, friends and family.Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen: “It was a non-tactical performance, it was more of a fight, more of a heart performance, and that’s how we won it.“It was a ridiculous game. We were really far down, we tried to fight back and we’re just lucky. I feel sorry for Ajax, they played a very good game against us.”Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who missed the match through injury: “It was amazing. I’m a fan first and foremost and I know how much it means to the club.“The lads dug deep and showed passion and that is all you can ask for. We had to wait to get the third in the last minute and we found a way. That is what football is about and we have the final to come.”Tottenham defender Danny Rose: “We saw Liverpool last night. It goes to show it’s not over until it’s over. The gaffer mentioned Liverpool’s display at the hotel before the match – the gaffer doesn’t mind us losing but we have to lose the right way.”THE LOSERSAjax Amsterdam captain Matthijs De Ligt: “It’s a nightmare, like a dream. We played well in the first half, we had it all our way.“We didn’t keep up the same pressure in the second half. We gave silly goals away. We were so close to the final … and then the ball goes in. Unbelievable.”Ajax coach Erik ten Hag: “We were so close, we had so deserved it, but that last second…“Football can be very beautiful and it can be very cruel, we have had to experience that today.”“Overall we had a fantastic Champions League campaign, we were one second away from the final, our team deserves a very big compliment, I am very proud of my players.“I told the players in the break that it wasn’t over yet, you could tell by the attitude of the Tottenham players. They still believed in it.“When that ball hits the post from Hakim Ziyech, it’s over and out for Spurs. But I can’t blame anyone. We have had an incredible Champions League season and have grown a lot as a team. It is difficult to process.”THE ‘NEUTRALS’Former Ajax coach Louis van Gaal: “It was admirable that Spurs had the courage to never give up and try and do the business, but it was totally unnecessary of Ajax to let it all slip.“This defeat was completely unnecessary. At half time there was nothing wrong with a 2-0 lead. In the second half, Tottenham took more and more risk and more and more attackers entered the field. Ajax made the wrong choices in possession of the ball in that phase.”Norway coach Lars Lagerback: “I’m driven crazy here, they (Ajax) went for another goal instead of holding on to the ball and pushing back the Tottenham team.“At the same time, I can appreciate them, it’s a good attitude, but if you know you only have a few minutes left… it shows that they are not as experienced.”Former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle: “Incredible, we’ve seen two footballing miracles in two nights and Tottenham only had 45 minutes to score three goals, incredible.“I’m so glad that I’m still around to see this. I’ve been a Spurs fan since I was eight years of age. What a proud moment that was.”Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton: I have never seen anything like it. Spurs have been gallant and bold. Fernando Llorente has caused problems. It’s a cracking finish and Spurs just do not know when they are beat.”Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand: “Lucas Moura … every one of his goals was a cracker. It almost makes you speechless what happened today. Two English teams to produce two performances like that. You need heart, desire and effort. Fernando Llorente: What a substitution. He stood on Daley Blind. Blind couldn’t deal with him and the boys came up behind him.”Former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho on Pochettino’s tears at full time: “(Coaches) are normally a very lonely person in that football consumes a lot. “It’s a very beautiful way to show the world that for us managers, means much more than for the ordinary fan in defeat and in victory too.“I’ll be in trouble in the final because I like Mauricio and (Liverpool boss) Juergen (Klopp) very, very much and I think they both deserve to win a trophy. I think it will be a fantastic final.”Former Dutch international Ruud Gullit: “I feel for the (Ajax) youngsters. It’s going to be hard work because they’re going to lose a lot of players and they have to build up a new team. But thank you Ajax, thank you for the football that you showed us.”last_img read more

US$1.2M Allocated for Sea Erosion Victims

first_imgPrince Anything Wreh, National Housing Authority (NHA Deputy Director for Administration, said government has allocated US$1.2 million for the construction of 100 housing units in the VOA Brewerville City for people affected by sea erosion.Mr. Wreh made the disclosure yesterday at the Information Ministry regular Thursday press briefing on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.He said the amount will go directly towards the relocation or repatriation of victims of sea erosion from West Point, one of the slum communities in Liberia.“The NHA has negotiated for 25 acres of land for the construction of the housing units. The project will kick-off by December and will be completed early June 2017,” Mr. Wreh said. According to him, the construction of each unit will cost about US$ 8,000, where the government has also identified such initiative as a national emergency that needs quick attention.He said the NHA will ensure that the units are purposely for those victimized by recent sea erosion victims only, not to be used for gambling, rent, lease, commercial center or school when completed in June of 2017. “We will have adequate sanitation conditions, bathroom in each of the unit, massive and proper septic tank, and a good road network leading to the main road onward to the estate,” he said. Director Wreh disclosed that there has been a time were people residing in West Point engaged into finding place to sleep at night due to sea erosion that destroyed homes, adding that, “We see people with children leaving to get place for the night and even seeking refuge in canoes and churches. This rainy season, the situation has been more deplorable as well.” “Over a period of time, we are fully aware that our mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters who reside in West Point have become victims of the sea erosion. Over five thousand have been made homeless. This number was gathered about a month and half ago but with possibilities that the number has increased now,” he stated. Director Wreh said women and children continued to live in a devastated condition, which the government or NHA needs to intervene quickly, through relocation as is ongoing now.He said statistics have shown that most of the people living in West Point are either fishermen or live on the fishing industry in that area. Director Wreh further disclosed that the new location in Brewerville or VoA is also closer to the sea, which will accommodate their livelihood, adding that, “There should be no fear that future sea erosion would lead to relocation of the second West Point.” He stressed that only victims and homeowners will benefit from the 100 housing units, adding that ‘Over the last two years, there have been victims of West Point who have formed an organization called West Point Victims Relief Association. We have 1800 family heads who signed a petition to have government voluntarily repatriate or relocate them.”Meanwhile, according to him, there will be a major conference at the Monrovia City Hall that will bring together all stakeholders from West Point to discuss and look at the plan for the US$1.2 million that has been provided. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Purses fatter than wallets

first_imgJust why young women at all educational levels in New York and other big cities have fared better than their peers elsewhere is a matter of some debate. But a major reason, experts say, is that women have been graduating from college in larger numbers than men, and that many of those women seem to be gravitating toward major urban areas. In 2005, 53 percent of women in their 20s working in New York were college graduates, compared with only 38 percent of men of that age. And many of those women are not marrying right after college, leaving them freer to focus on building careers, experts said. “Citified college women are more likely to be nonmarried and childless, compared with their suburban sisters, so they can and do devote themselves to their careers,” said Andrew Hacker, a Queens College sociologist and the author of “Mismatch: The Growing Gulf Between Men and Women.” Kelly Kraft, 25, is one of those women. A native of Indiana, she came to New York after graduating from the University of Dayton, got a job in publishing and now works for an advertising agency. “I just felt New York had a lot more exciting opportunities in different industries than Indianapolis,” she said. “In women’s-studies courses you always heard that men were making more money, and it was a disadvantage being a woman,” Kraft said. “It’s great that it’s starting to turn around.” New York may also be more attractive to college-educated women, some experts said, because many jobs in the city pay higher salaries than similar ones elsewhere in the country. “New York is an achievement-based city, and achievement here is based on how well you use your brain, not what you do with your back,” said Mitchell L. Moss, a professor of urban policy and planning at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Drawing even In 1970, all New York women in their 20s made $7,000 less than men, on average, adjusted for inflation. By 2000, they were about even. In 2005, according to an analysis of the latest census results, they were making about $5,000 more: a median wage of $35,653, or 117 percent of the $30,560 reported by men in that age group. Women in their 20s also make more than men in Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis and a few other big cities. But only in Dallas do young women’s wages surpass men’s by a larger amount than in New York. In Dallas, women make 120 percent of what men do, although their median wage there, $25,467, was much lower than that of women in New York. Women in their 20s Nationally, women in their 20s made a median income of $25,467, compared with $28,523 for men. Diana Rhoten, a program director at the Social Science Research Council in New York, said well-educated women were migrating to urban centers where there are diverse professional opportunities and less gender discrimination than in smaller cities and suburbs. There may also be nonworkplace factors at play, she said. “Previously, female migration patterns were determined primarily by their husband’s educational levels or employment needs, even if both were college-educated,” she said. “Today, highly qualified women are moving for their own professional opportunities and personal interests. It’s no longer an era of power couple migration to, but one of power couple formation in places like New York.” Beveridge based his findings of young women’s earning power on data from the census bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey used to analyze people working at least 35 hours a week, 40 or more weeks a year. It is not clear whether this is the front edge of a trend in which women will gradually move ahead of men in all age groups. Typically, women have fallen further behind men in earnings as they get older. That is because some women stop working altogether, work only part time or encounter a glass ceiling in promotions and raises. But as women enrolled in college and graduate school continue to outnumber men, gender wage gaps among older workers may narrow, too, experts said. Even among New Yorkers in their 30s, women now make as much as men.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Young women in New York and several of the nation’s other largest cities who work full time have forged ahead of men in wages, according to an analysis of recent census data. The shift has occurred in New York since 2000 and even earlier in Los Angeles, Dallas and a few other cities. Economists consider it striking because the wage gap between men and women nationally has narrowed more slowly and has even widened in recent years among one part of that group: college-educated women in their 20s. But in New York, young college-educated women’s wages as a percentage of men’s rose slightly between 2000 and 2005. The analysis was prepared by Andrew A. Beveridge, a demographer at Queens College, who first reported his findings in Gotham Gazette, published online by the Citizens Union Foundation. It shows that all women from 21 to 30 living in New York City and working full time made 117 percent of men’s wages, and even more in Dallas, 120 percent. Nationwide, that group of women made much less: 89 percent of the average full-time pay for men. last_img read more

Speeding SUV flies off 105 Fwy in Hawthorne

first_imgA speeding SUV went off the side of the Glenn (105) Anderson freeway today and plunged into the backyard of a home in Hawthorne, leaving the woman who had been driving it trapped in the wreck for about 45 minutes. The accident on the westbound 105 just west of Prairie was reported at 3:17 a.m. today, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos. The woman was extricated shortly after 4 a.m. and taken to UCLA Medical Center, Villalobos said, adding that the extent of her injuries was not immediately known. A CHP officer at the scene told an RMG News camera crew that the crash, which remains under investigation, appears to have been the result of excessive speed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe accident prompted the closure of two freeway lanes for a time. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Conor McGregor hails ‘special man’ Solskjaer after eighth consecutive win

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjær is a special man!The Man United Super Sub.Player AND Manager. Insane!You can feel the passion he has for his club and it’s history. Beaming with pride as he vividly explains the teams amazing counter attacking ability over the years. Past and present!Wow!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 26, 2019 REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Solskjaer has got Man United players onside after Jose Mourinho’s tumultuous tenure and look like they’re playing at the top of their game after some excellent man management.And McGregor took to social media to heap praise on the Norwegian for his time in charge so far.He posted: “Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a special man!“The Man United Super Sub. Player AND Manager. Insane!“You can feel the passion he has for his club and it’s history.“Beaming with pride as he vividly explains the teams amazing counter attacking ability over the years. Past and present!“Wow!” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is winning plenty of fans with his eight game winning run and now even Conor McGregor is hailing the ‘special man’.The UFC superstar and Red Devils fans is notoriously hard to please but the Norwegian has ‘wowed’ him, leading to a tweet of admiration after the club’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Arsenal. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE center_img Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED huge blow Some fans on social media had thought McGregor was a Liverpool fans but later a photo emerged of the fighter as a youngster wearing a United away kit from 1995/96. no dice BEST OF shining Latest Football Stories REPLY 1 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card I see my son when I look at this. Thank you for sharing. This is a picture from my schools “sports day”, and that infamous Grey Utd jersey, I actually bought myself with my communion money at 8 years of age. I’d love to know where it is now.A truly Notorious football jersey!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 26, 2019last_img read more

League Two wrap: Elgin stay top despite draw, East Fife suffer blow

first_imgMark Nicolson headed over for Elgin while Hurst made saves from Craig McLeish and Duggan to earn his side a point.Montrose came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw against League Two promotion chasers East Fife.Goals from Kyle Wilkie and Jason Kerr looked to have sealed a fifth successive league win for the visitors, and one that would have taken them to the top of the table, but Gary Fraser pulled one back before Terry Masson’s fierce effort from distance ensured a share of the points.The Fifers took a 10th-minute lead when Wilkie collected the ball on the edge of box before turning and curling past Montrose goalkeeper Alex Tokarczyk with aplomb. Montrose responded well and had several chances to draw level, although the closest they came was when Graham Webster struck the top of the bar from long range just after the interval.East Fife doubled their advantage shortly afterwards, with Kerr heading home from Gary Naysmith’s 58th-minute free-kick.Fraser pulled one back 12 minutes later with a smart finish before Masson’s screamer in the dying stages ensured the points were shared.East Stirling twice hit back from a goal down to draw 2-2 at Berwick, but they remain at the bottom of League Two.Jordan McGregor and then Darren Lavery put Berwick one goal to the good, but their opponents responded on both occasions, through Neil McCabe and Thomas Orr respectively, to remain two points behind their relegation rivals.It took just three minutes for the home side to open the scoring as McGregor headed home from Finn Graham, although they were pegged back on the quarter of an hour mark following McCabe’s strike from distance.John Coughlin’s men retook the lead in the 69th minute when Lavery fired in after taking advantage of East Stirling goalkeeper Richard Barnard’s poor clearance.But the Shire immediately drew level once more when substitute Orr slotted home from close range from Aron Lynas’ assist.Kane Hester’s second senior goal was not enough to get Arbroath the win as they drew 1-1 with Stirling in their mid-table clash.The 20-year-old put his side ahead with a 70th-minute strike, following up on his first career goal away to Clyde in December.He took in Greg Rutherford’s pass to open the scoring but his side could not hold on to their lead.With 14 minutes left, Darren Smith arrived in the box to finish off Steven Doris’ centre.Jamie Reid went close to winning it for Arbroath but was denied by Chris Smith, with a draw a fair outcome. Elgin remained top of League Two after holding Queen’s Park to a 0-0 draw at Hampden Park.City, who have now gone two league games without a win following a six-match unbeaten run, remained two points clear of East Fife, who lost a two-goal lead to draw with Montrose.Queen’s Park remain third, five points behind Elgin after drawing their third successive game, but had the chances to win the contest.Elgin goalkeeper Mark Hurst tipped Jamie McKernon’s cross away from danger early on before holding on to Chris Duggan’s header.last_img read more

Club Disney at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Now Seasonal

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettThe brand new flex space called Sunset Showcase over near Rock n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith recently debuted Club Disney back in early December. Club Disney was essentially a dance party space where Guests could interact and boogie down with their favorite Disney characters throughout the day. Guests were also able to digitally “color” giant screens that resembled coloring book pages, grab a snack, or just relax.Well, now it appears that Club Disney at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has turned into just another seasonal offering for the park. There is no word on when the dance party offering will be available for Guests to visit going forward.The Sunset Showcase is also currently holding a special event called Club Villain, where guests can enjoy a dinner party and mix and mingle with their favorite bad guys. Club Villain is going to continue in this space on select dates until March.It is unclear what the Sunset Showcase space will be used for going forward after Club Villain has finished, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more information soon.last_img read more

SA women eye IRB Sevens World Series place

first_img9 July 2014 Four places in the 2014/15 IRB Sevens World Series will be up for grabs when the Springbok Women’s Sevens team takes on 11 other countries in Hong Kong on 12 and 13 September, the International Rugby Board (IRB) confirmed on Tuesday. Japan, China, Kenya, Brazil, Fiji, Mexico, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Argentina will also be in action at the Shek Kip Mei Stadium, aiming for a place on the circuit. Tournament format The competition will consist of three pools of four teams, with the top two sides in each pool progressing to the quarterfinals, along with the two best third-placed teams. The winners of the quarterfinals will progress to the semi-finals but, more importantly, they will secure automatic qualification for next season’s Women’s Sevens World Series. New Zealand, Australia, Russia, England, Spain, USA and Canada have already secured their places on the circuit.Olympic qualification With the top four teams on the 2014/15 Sevens World Series qualifying automatically for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel said in a statement that his team was determined to make the most of its opportunity. “Our two main goals from the beginning of this season has been to qualify for the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series and to do our best to ensure that we qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games,” he said. “This qualifying tournament will open the door to both of these objectives. “At this stage we have another important matter at hand and that is to deliver a quality performance in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France in August. Once that is completed our Sevens players will gather again in Port Elizabeth to prepare for the qualifying series.”‘Exciting times’ IRB head of competitions and performance Mark Egan said he expected a thrilling tournament in Hong Kong: “These are exciting times for women’s rugby Sevens. With the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro just over two years away, teams will have an eye on preparation for that, and so we expect a hugely competitive and high- quality qualification tournament for next season’s IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.” The Springbok Women’s squad, which includes a handful of Springbok Women’s Sevens players, including flyhalf Zenay Jordaan, and backs Veroeshka Grain and Lorinda Brown, will assemble in Cape Town on Monday for their Rugby World Cup holding camp, with the team set to depart for the international showpiece in France on 27 July. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more