Sangakkara to Rishabh Pant: Keep things simple and understand your weaknesses

first_imgAdvertisement tjsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vss7eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5n2x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4yWould you ever consider trying this?😱z5uCan your students do this? 🌚t3h9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan batting legend advised young Rishabh Pant to keep things very easy while batting and keeping, if he wants to gather his confidence after a number of successive failures. Even though Pant started his Test career with centuries against the big fishes England and Australia, he has been struggling to find his natural game and his place in the Indian team lately.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CricToday“It’s important for him (Pant) to keep things simple and understand his weakness. Once he is able to work on these areas, he needs to strategise and plan, because for him right now he needs to keep things simple and not be under pressure,” said the former Lanka captain.“It’s also important for someone to talk to him on his batting and keep him off the pressure and let him be free with his game,” he added.Advertisement The veteran keeper also reckons that Pant must improve his anticipation behind the stumps as the youngster has been struggling against Bangladesh, in the ongoing T20I series.“As a wicketkeeper, it’s important to be neat and tidy behind the stumps which will give him confidence and put him in a better position to help his captain in calling for reviews,” Sanga advised.Advertisement Read also:Lance Klusener believes Rishabh Pant needs to brush aside his flamboyancy in order to be betterIn safe hands: Adam Gilchrist tells Rishabh Pant not to try and emulate MS Dhoni Advertisementlast_img read more

Proposed Power Line Public Hearing On Wednesday

first_imgStory and Photos By Jay CookMIDDLETOWN –Proponents for more reliable electric power service and citizens deeply concerned about its effects on their lives will both get to air their points of view at a highly anticipated public hearing.On Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., Middletown High School North will be the host site for a public hearing overseen by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) regarding the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP), a $111 million transmission line proposal by Jersey Central Power & Light Co. (JCP&L).Supervising the meeting on behalf of the OAL will be Judge Gail M. Cookson, one of 24 judges assigned to the Newark division of the government entity.Middletown North High School will be the venue for the Jan. 25 public hearing on the proposed power lines in eastern Monmouth County.Middletown High School North was chosen to host the public hearing since it is one of the largest facilities within the possibly affected areas. The auditorium inside the school seats 725, with approximately 315 parking spaces on campus, according to the high school’s principal’s office.An influx of traffic to the area on the evening of Jan. 25 is expected. Across the street from Middletown High School North is Tindall Park, which if necessary, logistically could serve as an overflow for parking.Regarding the meeting itself, OAL public information officer and chief administrative officer Patrick Mulligan gave light to exactly what Cookson’s role will be at the public hearing.“The judge is there as a referee just to make sure things progress without much fanfare or too many headaches,” he said.At 7 p.m. on Jan. 25, Cookson is expected to call the meeting to order. There will most likely be sign-in sheets for all parties who wish to speak on the record for or against the MCRP. Chances are elected officials will be given the right to speak first, if they wish.There is no time limit to the meeting itself, meaning it could last anywhere from one hour to upwards of four or five, Mulligan said. However, time limits may be imposed on speakers at the hearing. The length of those limits likely will not be known until Jan. 24, so Mulligan suggested speakers keep their comments “brief and short.”The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will also be providing security on site for the public hearing.The issue at hand is the MCRP, a nearly 10-mile long, 230-kV high-voltage transmission line connecting power substations from Aberdeen to Red Bank according to a 671-page petition filed to the BPU on Aug. 9. The line would travel along the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line commuter rail right-of-way through neighboring towns Hazlet, Holmdel and Middletown.When that petition was filed to the BPU, it was immediately transferred to the OAL, which will be the initial decision-maker on whether or not the project continues. The OAL will make a choice for or against the MCRP, and then it will be up to the BPU to decide if they agree with that choice.Since announcing the project to residents within 200 feet of the proposed corridor in late May of 2016, JCP&L has stood their ground on the importance for the project.“For this project in particular, throughout the process we have held multiple opportunities to interact with the public,” said Stephanie Walton, a spokesperson for FirstEnergy – the Akron, Ohio-based parent company of JCP&L. “We had public meetings back in June and we have a public website and a hotline where folks can call in and have their questions addressed as well.”That website,, has been logging JCP&L’s updates to the project’s status as the process has advanced. The webpage also discusses the benefits to the MCRP, provides a question-and-answer section, information about the communities involved and a contacts page.With about a week until the public hearing, Walton said that the public utility is finalizing which representatives will speak on behalf of the company for the necessity of the project.Walton also said that JCP&L plans to remain an open book to the public going forward.“When built, it will provide additional reliability to 214,000 residential and commercial customers in Monmouth County,” she said. “It is an important project, and we’ll just continue to explain the need for the project and answer any questions from the administrative law judge or any questions throughout this regulatory process.”Fighting the project on the home front is Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE), a local Monmouth County grassroots group formed out of concerns over the MCRP’s effect on nearby towns.President Rachael Kanapka, who has been a constant source of optimism for concerned residents, believes RAGE’s fight is stronger than ever.“We all have an obligation, if you oppose this project, to go and make sure the judge hears from all of us,” Kanapka said. “We’re encouraging people obviously to attend – their presence is critical.”As a public meeting, residents can put their views on the record with the OAL and BPU. RAGE has been working on an outreach program to try and engage as many residents as possible in Monmouth County who feel the MCRP would be detrimental.Utilizing RAGE talking points, along with bringing young children to make the testimony personal, is a strategy the group plans to use on Jan. 25.“I want the auditorium overflowing with people so that the judge sees that this project is not wanted and that this project is not needed,” Kanapka said.Following a code of conduct and decorum at the public hearing is also key to ensuring a smooth evening.The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG), a nonprofit organization that seeks transparency and accountability in all levels of state government, provided a few guidelines to public hearing protocol.According to Walter Leurs, the vice president to NJFOG, the most important issue is that people need to show up and voice their opinions on the record.He also believes following the set of rules by the presiding judge will improve the speed and effectiveness of the hearing.“Know the rules and follow them,” Leurs said. “This is a hearing, so there’s going to be certain expectations of decorum and procedure. If there’s time limits, follow the time limits. If there’s places to sit, sit where you’re supposed to sit. When other people are speaking, don’t talk or interrupt.”He also said that submitting written testimony on the record is just as – if not more effective – than speeding through the exact same statement in hand. Make sure to announce that written testimony is being added, and follow that up with a quick overview as to what it says.Leurs warned against being redundant. If a resident shares the same beliefs as those who spoke before him, announce that, and then add in a personal sentiment.“Shakespeare said that brevity is the soul of wit,” Leurs said. “So, when people are making their comments, get to the point – be succinct and be clear.”last_img read more

Government Transparency Reinforced By OPRA Decision

first_imgHis request was ultimately denied, with Galloway Township claiming that fulfilling the OPRA request would mean creating a new record, an issue courts have said is not permitted through OPRA.Paff ’s case won at trial court, though was eventually overturned by the Appellate Division. That court found creating an email log with requested information would indeed be creating a new record.When researching the case, Luers said he and his team could not find a situation across the country where states limited access to emails, adding that emails are a way of “efficiently searching” any and all information. More than 25,000 members have connected with the group since its inception in January 2014 and Gallagher said it has become a real force of news in Monmouth County.“It’s a critical tool, and it’s changed the way that people get their information,” he said.He noted different movements or causes in the county that have utilized Facebook to their advantage, ranging from the Residents Against Giant Electric group fighting high-voltage transmission lines through five towns, or the Little Silver Against the Cell Tower initiative, comprised of residents opposed to a cell tower erected less than 500 feet from a school.Gallagher also cited the sea-level community in Highlands, where “people used Facebook to change our form of government from a partisan town to a non-partisan town, and elected a whole new slew of people.”Miller, the Rutgers professor, maintained that locals have influence on their town’s governing bodies.“Government transparency should be happening every single day,” Miller said. “You should be able to see it.”This article was first published in the June 29-July 6, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. “I can’t imagine living in a state where electronic records are not accessible,” Luers said. “I can’t fathom it.”Galloway Township fought hard to preserve the Appellate Division’s ruling, and sought help from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) during the trial, which served as amicus on the case.In a statement to The Two River Times, Michael F. Cerra, NJSLOM’s assistant executive director and director of government affairs said the organization was “troubled by the decision.”Cerra continued, citing concerns that this decision “blurs the lines” between creating and disclosing new records.“This court decision fundamentally changes the scope of OPRA and leads municipalities down a path of having to create records, at taxpayer’s expense,” Cerra said.Conversely, some argue that the court case champions the fight for more government transparency, a hot-button issue highlighted by the 2016 presidential election.“We all know the saying, the best remedy for anything is sunshine,” said Steven Miller, the director of undergraduate studies in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University. “Our laws, our records, what our government does, what our governmental agencies do, should be open to viewing by reporters, by the press, by the public.”Miller pointed to all Americans, not just New Jerseyans, who have fought to gather more information from municipal, county and federal governments.“Without the voters making their voices heard and forcing government to show its hand, this would not have happened,” Miller said.‘THE BEST WATCHDOGS’While it was Paff who took the most recent OPRA fight to the courts, he is certainly not the only resident striving for more government transparency in the Garden State.“You need people that are not tied to government to act as watchdogs,” said Luers. “The best watchdogs are the people that go to their own town meetings because they know their own town the best.”That is the case in Monmouth County, where locals in the Two River area have taken up less-combative arms, with their camcorders and smartphones in hand, to document what their towns do on a bi-weekly basis.“It’s vital to our form of democracy that this information is available,” said Holmdel resident Scott Goldstein, referring to public township meetings.Goldstein, who serves as president of the Holmdel-based land preservation group Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU), has been a regular fixture at Holmdel Township Committee meetings over the past two decades.Before bringing his camera and tripod to the first meeting nearly a year and a half ago, Goldstein said he was one of many CILU members who documented and sent out information learned through township committee meetings.That method of sharing information has evolved into videotaping Holmdel’s elected officials from the dais, a way for residents unable to attend meetings to witness what happens firsthand. The videos are found on the CILU Holmdel YouTube channel.“If you want to put your foot in your mouth, I’m just going to be the person there recording it,” Goldstein said. “If you want to be a jerk about how you deal with your community, that’s up to you.”Goldstein said because of the videos, litigation has been brought on the Holmdel Township Committee four separate times to stop developments in town – most notably a $3.3 million bond for synthetic turf fields at Cross Farm Park and the building of affordable housing units at Palmer Square.Video cameras have also become a common occurrence at Middletown Township meetings in recent years.“I believe that this provides an important vehicle to those who cannot come out to a meeting,” said Middletown resident Don Watson.Watson serves as the Middletown Township Democrat Committee chairman, and has long lobbied the all-Republican Township Committee to record township meetings themselves and broadcast on public television channels.When the township denied that request, citing a $110,000 cost, Watson started the Middletown Open Government group to fund and discuss information shared at the public meetings.He said nearly $1,000 was raised for video equipment, and he began uploading the meeting videos to his YouTube channel, MiddletownOG.Watson has recorded meetings involving two of the township’s most contentious planning board applications in recent years – the Trinity Hall campus development on Chapel Hill Road and the Village 35 commercial complex project, which is still before the board.Regarding what other costs he incurs for recording the meetings, Watson said “It costs me my time, and that’s it.”FACEBOOK PLAYS A ROLEBesides YouTube, the other power player in local municipal discussion is the social network site Facebook. Not only does it draw teenagers, parents and businesses, but the site has become a haven for sharing local news across the town lines.One of the most prominent public Facebook groups in the area is Monmouth County News, supervised by Art Gallagher, a social media consultant and publisher of the conservative blog More Monmouth Musings.center_img By Jay Cook |A state Supreme Court decision last week reaffirmed what many Sunshine Law advocates have known as gospel for years: email records are public records.After years of bouncing among New Jersey courtrooms, Open Public Record Act (OPRA) activists were afforded a win with the John Paff v. Galloway Township decision on June 20, which found that emails are deemed information stored electronically, lawfully falling under state OPRA guidelines.“(This decision) puts New Jersey in the vanguard in terms of access to electronic records,” said Walter M. Luers, the attorney who represented Paff throughout the litigation. “It puts us right in the 21st century.”On June 28, 2013, Paff filed an OPRA request with Galloway Township, Atlantic County, seeking information from emails sent between the township’s clerk and chief of police. In the request, Paff highlighted the terms “sender,” “recipient,” “date,” and “subject.”last_img read more

Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry

first_imgThe 40-year-old Terry is beginning his 19th season in the NBA. He appeared in 74 games with the Bucks last year and averaged 4.1 points in 18.4 minutes per game. He also made 73 3-pointers in 171 attempts from beyond the arc.The 6-foot-2 Terry, who was selected by Atlanta with the 10th overall pick in the 1999 draft, has career averages of 13.8 points and 3.9 assists in 1,359 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson APMILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season.The Bucks announced the contract Monday night. There was no word on the length or value of the deal.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA teams not obliged to lend players to PH squad for Champs Cup, says Reyeslast_img read more

Nimba Lawmakers Condemn Attack on ArcelorMittal’s Facility But…

first_imgTwo lawmakers of Nimba County have strongly condemned the recent attack on ArcelorMittal facilities in Yekepa and described the act as “awlessness” and an “embarrassment” for them in Government.The two lawmakers, Representatives Jeremiah Koung of District #1 and Larry Younquoi of District #8, in separate interviews on July 6, said they were taking serious exception to the violent act, stressing that it was the wrong way of addressing issues in a civilized society.For Representative Koung, who spoke first at the third commencement convocation of the Liberia International Christian College (LICC), stressed with strong assertion, “The day before yesterday was a sad day in Nimba when some of our citizens took on ArcelorMittal and destroyed millions of dollars of properties, going as far as burning the train that transports the iron ore from here. They went to the extent [of] burning the bridge connecting Sanniquellie with Zolowee and Gbaapa, and this is very embarrassing to me.”Representative Koung admitted, “Yes! There are issues; yes, there are problems and our people need a better living standard because the iron ore is taken from here. But this will not cause people to go ahead and destroy such huge properties.”The Nimba lawmaker said such action requires arrest and prosecution, and that those involved should face prosecution.Representative Larry Younquoi described the situation as “very unfortunate.  I have just returned from there with legislative and executive delegations.  It is disheartening that this county is again in the air for the wrong reason.”According to the Nimba District #8 Representative, a committee comprising officials and elders from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Nimba Legislative Caucus has been set up to negotiate so that the looted materials belonging to the company can be retrieved.Representative Younquoi did not exactly state the level of damage done in Yekepa at ArcelorMittal’s facility; however, he said it would have been massive destruction because while they were there, about two trucks of looted materials were brought out.Representative Younquoi called on citizens of the county to desist from violence and look up to their elected and appointed leaders when there is a need to address certain problems.In an opposite assertion, Representative Jeremiah Koung again noted that Government on the other hand has been very slow in addressing the problem in Nimba.He said complaints have over the time mounted over ArcelorMittal’s alleged failure to meet up with its responsibility to owners of the land, but those in Government have talked much and nothing is being done.Besides the conflict between the people of Nimba and ArcelorMittal, Representative Koung said conflict is still arising over a parcel of land declared “eminent domain” in Ganta in 2010 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.He said if the Government is serious about the land being eminent domain, the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy should survey and deed it, and settle people who have claim to it in order to lay the matter to rest.He also noted that the land in question has been contested on many occasions and discussions have taken place, but Government is yet to effect the decision by bringing the matter to a conclusion.ArcelorMittal signed a Mineral Development Agreement with the Government of Liberia to invest US$75 million to mine iron ore in Mount Tokadi in Nimba County for a period of 25 years.According to provisions in the agreement, ArcelorMittal is obliged to meet with the following activities:Provide the Government with a financial report on the quantity of iron ore produced and sold every calendar quarter, and a report on all operations and activities at the end of each financial year.It is also to construct, maintain and operate health facilities in the Concession Area with modern equipment and with procedures that meet international standards, and provide training for Liberian citizens for skilled, technical, administrative and managerial positions.The agreement indicates that ArcelorMittal provides an annual social contribution of US$ 3 million to be managed and disbursed for the benefit of communities in the counties of Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa by a dedicated committee formed by the company and the Government.It is also to conduct its operations in accordance with the environmental protection and management law of the Republic and undertake an annual environmental audit and assessment.While the agreement provides the benefits, the people of Nimba, especially those in Yamein and Sehyee Clans have over the time complained that Arcelor Mittal was grabbing their farmlands without settlement and extending its mining activities to other mountains  besides Tokadi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

World Bank to Give Nearly US$400M to Fight Ebola

first_imgFollowing alarming evidence of the spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Bank Group has announced that it will nearly double its financing to US$400 million to help the worst-affected countries address the emergency and build stronger health systems for the years ahead.This represents US$170 million in new funding. With Thursday, September 25th announcement, the Bank will put US$230 million toward the emergency response and US$170 million for medium- and long-term projects.According to a World Bank statement issued, the new resources – which the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors will consider in the coming weeks – will be targeted at rapidly increasing the health care workforce and purchasing needed supplies in order to bring care and treatment to all parts of the affected countries. The funding also is aimed at building a stronger health care system because it will aim to train cadres of health workers to bolster care at a community level throughout the affected region.“The global community is now responding with the urgency and the scale needed to begin to turn back this unprecedented Ebola crisis,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who was speaking today at a special session on the Ebola crisis at the United Nations. “The real challenge now is to bring care and treatment to the most remote areas as well as the cities and then to build a stronger health care system. This funding will help the countries start a massive scale up of training of community health workers and bring needed supplies and equipment.”The World Bank Group previously announced that it was mobilizing US$230 million for the three countries hardest hit by the crisis—Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone—including a US$117 million emergency response.This support – coordinated closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations, the United States, and other international and country partners – has assisted countries in treating the sick, cope with the economic impact, and improve their public health systems.The additional planned support will make US$113 million that had been earmarked in the earlier package for longer-term help immediately available for the emergency response. The new package will have US$170 million set aside in medium- to longer-term assistance for the countries’ health systems.More people have died in the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa than in all previous Ebola outbreaks combined since the virus was first discovered in 1976.  A World Bank analysis, released last week, found that if the virus continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries, its economic impact could deal a potentially catastrophic blow to these already fragile states.However, the analysis also found that economic costs can be limited if swift national and international responses succeed in containing the epidemic and mitigating fear resulting from people’s concerns about contagion, which is fueling the economic impact.“This is a humanitarian catastrophe, first and foremost,” Kim said. “But the economic ramifications are very broad and could be long lasting. Our assessment shows a much more severe economic impact on affected countries than was previously estimated. We have been greatly encouraged by the major increase in assistance given by the international community, but now all of us have to deliver on the ground to match the scale of the crisis. ”The bulk of the emergency financing provided to date—us$105 million in grants out of the US$117 million package—was approved by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors on September 16, 2014, and is new money provided in grants from our IDA Crisis Response Window. The other US$12 million in the emergency financing was reallocated at the end of August 2014 from existing health projects in Liberia and Sierra Leone (US$6 million per country) to make some funds immediately available. As of Thursday morning the Bank had already transferred 80 percent of the US$117 million package to the three Governments and UN agencies with the remainder of funds to be disbursed by the end of the week.These funds are being used to pay for essential supplies and drugs, personal protective equipment and infection prevention control materials, health workers training, hazard pay and death benefits to Ebola health workers and volunteers, contact tracing, vehicles, data management equipment and door-to-door public health education outreach. The Bank has been supporting country responses in line with the WHO Roadmap.“We can—we must—all move more swiftly to contain the spread of Ebola and help these countries and their people. Too many lives have been lost already, and the fate of thousands of others depends upon a response that can contain and then stop this epidemic,” said Kim.A World Bank Group analysis of the Ebola epidemic released last week warned that if the virus continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – its economic impact could grow eight-fold. However, the analysis found that economic costs can be limited if swift national and international responses succeed in containing the epidemic and mitigating “aversion behavior” – a fear factor resulting from peoples’ concerns about contagion, which is fueling the economic impact.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Auto loans next mortgage-crisis victim?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Subprime mortgages are home loans to borrowers with tainted credit histories. Such loans caused credit markets to seize up in August on concerns about plunging home prices and missed mortgage payments. Nearly 2.3million subprime mortgages are projected to reset at higher rates, and correspondingly higher monthly payments, through the end of next year. Many fear that those loans will result in foreclosures that will drag down property values. With the housing market continuing to sink, investors are bracing for more write-downs at financial institutions, which have already written down tens of billions of dollars this year. This month, major banks including Citigroup Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co and Morgan Stanley have revealed massive losses on investments linked to the U.S. mortgage market. John Casesa, managing partner for the Casesa Shapiro Group, an auto-industry financial-advisory firm, said there’s no question the mortgage woes will spill into car and truck financing. “The only question is how big a worry it is,” he said. If the spillover continues, it could further drive down auto sales, Casesa said, because as adjustable-rate mortgages go higher, there will be less liquidity available to buy cars and other big-ticket items. Loan delinquencies could also result in tighter credit by the auto companies’ financial units, Johnson wrote.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – Rising delinquency rates on car and truck loans have some industry analysts concerned that subprime-mortgage troubles could spill into the automotive-finance business. In a note to investors Monday, Lehman Brothers analyst Brian Johnson said his analysis of auto-loan-backed securities sold by Ford Motor Credit Co. and GMAC Financial Services showed some higher delinquency rates for October and September compared with recent years. “As unemployment remains low, this deterioration in the auto ABS credit conditions may be evidence of a likely spill over of the mortgage woes onto the auto credit world,” Johnson wrote. Spokeswomen for both Ford Motor Credit and GMAC said they experienced slight increases in delinquencies in the third quarter, but those were unrelated to the subprime-mortgage problems. last_img read more

Torino chief says Belotti will only leave for a top club, rules out Milan move

first_img1 Andrea Belotti in action for Torino Torino director Gianluca Petrachi says Andrea Belotti won’t be joining AC Milan this summer – claiming only a ‘top club’ can tempt the striker away.Free-scoring Belotti, who has notched 25 times in 32 Serie A appearances this season, is one of the most in-demand players in the world.He is being tracked by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United as well as numerous other elite clubs across Europe, including Bayern Munich.Milan are also interested and their sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli held talks with Torino over a deal for Belotti earlier this week.But Petrachi insists their lack of recent success and the sky-high price for the 23-year-old, who has an £84m release clause in his contract, rules the San Siro club out of contention for his signature.During an appearance on Sport Italia, he said: “Mirabelli told me than Belotti is a player he is particularly interested in.“I have also advised Belotti to remain at Torino for another year to grow and mature.“If a top club were to arrive that targets the Scudetto, he could leave, otherwise he is staying with us. Are Milan a top club? In terms of history yes, but today they are not challenging for the title.“It’s unlikely an Italian club will have the money to buy him. Andrea will only leave for a top club.”last_img read more

Man to appear in Circuit Court on 103 sex charges

first_imgA man has appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with 103 alleged sex charges.The Director of Public Prosecutions ordered that the accused man be sent forward for trial at the next sitting of the local Circuit Court in Letterkenny on December 4th next. Man to appear in Circuit Court on 103 sex charges was last modified: November 5th, 2018 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:courtdonegalletterkennysex chargeslast_img read more


first_imgLotto Results: Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 8, 12, 13 Bonus 19. No jackpot winner. €100 Margaret McDaid, Ramelton. €50 John Bradley, Milford. Next weeks draw in The Lighthouse Tavern. Jackpot €4050.Under 14 training starts in Portsalon on Sunday 15th April at 10.45am.Under 16’s play away to Letterkenny Gaels on Monday 16th April at 7.00pm. Gaeil Fhánada U18’s were defeated as they played away to Downings. Downings 2.08 Gaeil Fhánada 0.10. They play away to Milford this Friday 13th at 7.00pm.Gaeil Fhánada will hold their Scrap Saturday this coming Saturday 14th April. There will be a collection point in Portsalon at the football ground and also in The Fanad Lodge carpark for anyone who wishes to offload small amounts of metal. Anyone with larger items for collection please contact Fiona Shiels @ 074 9159670 or any other committee member to arrange times etc.Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg and Ladies Board held a very successful sponsored walk on Good Friday from Kerrykeel to Rossnakill. A very big ‘Thank You’ to all those who walked, to all those who sponsored the walkers, to the Gardaí who escorted the walkers, to Kevin and McDaid’s for their sponsorship, to J. Loughrey Signs for the signs, to Tirconnaill Tribune for the photo’s, to Rossnakill Hall committee for the use of the hall, to Liam Anthony and Enda for their help and to the tea ladies who provided a very welcome cup of tea at the end of the walk. It would be appreciated if any sponsorship cards not already returned could be returned to Martin McAteer or Bridie Doherty as soon as possible.GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 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:GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more