P W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Arsenal 19 12 3 4 33 18 15 392. Leicester City 19 11 6 2 37 25 12 393. Manchester City 19 11 3 5 37 20 17 364. Tottenham 19 9 8 2 33 15 18 355. Crystal Palace 19 9 4 6 23 16 7 316. Man United 19 8 6 5 22 16 6 307. Liverpool 19 8 6 5 22 22 0 308. West Ham 19 7 8 4 28 23 5 299. Watford 19 8 5 6 24 20 4 2910. Stoke City 19 8 5 6 20 19 1 2911. Everton 19 6 8 5 35 28 7 2612. Southampton 19 6 6 7 26 23 3 2413. West Brom 19 6 5 8 18 24 -6 2314. Chelsea 19 5 5 9 23 29 -6 2015. Norwich City 19 5 5 9 22 32 -10 2016. Bournemouth 19 5 5 9 22 34 -12 2017. Swansea City 19 4 7 8 16 24 -8 1918. Newcastle 19 4 5 10 19 34 -15 1719. Sunderland 19 3 3 13 19 38 -19 1220. Aston Villa 19 1 5 13 15 34 -19 8
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The United Way of Northern B.C. Board of Directors has appointed Trista Spencer as Interim Executive Director, replacing Roberta Squire.Squire announced that she would be stepping down from her role with the United Way tojoin Telus Communications as their General Manager of Northern B.C.Spencer is currently the Operations Manager for the United Way.- Advertisement -Starting as of August 1, as Interim Executive Director, Spencer will lead United Way’s efforts to understand and address top priorities in the community.Spencer says she thanks the Board for putting their trust in her and that she is looking forward to being at the helm and work with community members.“I am incredibly proud to take on this leadership role within the United Way and would like to thank the Board of Directors who have entrusted me with such an important role. There is so much possibility in this community, and I am excited to be at the helm of an organization that can incite social change through collaborative community partnerships.”Advertisement The United Way of Northern B.C. supports more than 500 programs that provide social andcommunity services in the region.
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Tuesday.Calderon reflected on his time at the Bernabeu and discussed some of the players who represented the club during his spell, including David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.He also assessed the impact Gareth Bale has made in Spain, gave his thoughts on current manager Carlo Ancelotti and gave his reaction to the news former Manchester United boss David Moyes has taken charge of Real Sociedad.
“We have three points… but it was very difficult and complex game. Both halves were very tough,” said Hierro.“We started well, with good pace, but Iran are a very tough team, it’s very difficult to score against them.”Costa, who scored twice in a 3-3 opening draw with Portugal in Sochi, courted controversy early in the Group B encounter when he stepped on the toes of Iran ‘keeper Ali Beiranvand.His gesture went unpunished, and the Atletico Madrid striker required another stroke of luck on 54 minutes when his shot came off Ramin Rezaeian to beat Beiranvand after he had been sent through by Andres Iniesta.Just before the hour mark, the entire Iranian bench poured onto the pitch when Saeid Ezatolahi fired an equaliser for Iran.But the thousands of Iranian supporters that filled the stadium with the sound of vuvuzelas throughout were left disappointed when it was ruled out for offside.With three points from two matches, Iran still have a chance of qualifying if they can get a result against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Monday.– ‘Can be proud’ –Iran coach Carlos Queiroz hailed the bravery of his side and pledged they would fight to make the last 16.“We left the pitch 1-0 down, but we won respect. I’m sure the fans are proud of our team,” said Queiroz.“Our players can go home and sit with their family and friends and be proud of themselves.“People gave us no chance, but we still have chances to qualify for the second round. We’ll fight for our dreams.”Hierro welcomed Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal back into the starting line-up following his recovery from a hamstring injury suffered in the Champions League final win over Liverpool.With Lucas Vazquez replacing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, it gave La Roja a distinctively Real Madrid feel.Costa got so frustrated with Iran’s defensive tactics that he approached Beiranvand and provocatively stepped on his toes, leaving the ‘keeper in visible pain.It went unpunished by Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha, who had awarded France a historic first VAR-assisted penalty to France in their 2-1 win over Australia.Spain resumed in more positive fashion after the break, Beiranvand forced to produce heroics twice in the space of four minutes.But Iran refused to buckle, coming close in the final minutes when midfielder Mehdi Taremi headed just over.Shortly after the restart an Isco corner was flicked on by Costa to Gerard Pique but his effort was cleared off the line.Sergio Busquets’ drive from 20 yards was then parried by Beiranvand, who palmed the rebound away before Lucas Vazquez could pounce.Some great vision from Iniesta, and a slice of luck, broke Iranian hearts when Costa spun and latched on to the ball before seeing his shot rebound off Ramin Rezaeian and into the net.Spain, however, were still flattering to deceive.On a rare Iranian counter-attack, goalkeeper David De Gea was left irate when Taremi was left to head a metre wide.Moments later, the stadium erupted when Ezatolahi fired through a packed Spain area to beat De Gea, but the assistant referee’s flag was up.In the final quarter hour Iran battled for a late equaliser, but after Vahid Amiri nutmegged Pique and fired over an inviting cross, Taremi’s thundering header flew just over the bar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Costa scored Spain’s only goal © AFP / Roman KruchininKAZAN ARENA, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset.The victory in Kazan puts the 2010 winners on course for the last 16, but Iran had an equaliser disallowed for a narrow offside.
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Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Chelsea will spend the next few weeks determining whether to target a striker to replace out-of-form Diego Costa. (The Guardian)Blues centre-back Gary Cahill’s future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt, with the club only willing to give him a one-year contract extension after his 30th birthday next month. (The Times) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has met with Corinthians director of football – and former Arsenal midfielder – Edu to enquire about Brazil striker Alexandre Pato. (Metro)Reports from Italy strengthen rumours the Gunners are also eying up a move for 26-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender in January. (Calciomercato) Manchester City have rejected a £10million approach by Juventus for French forward Samir Nasri. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle are confident of completing a January deal for out-of-favour Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, with the club also set to table a speculative bid for Swansea and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. (Daily Mail)Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who currently manages Shanghai SPIG, has told Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney that China would be a “great place” to finish his career. (Evening Standard)Gerard Deulofeu has said he wants to stay at Everton “for a lot of years”, after speculation Barcelona could take the winger back to the Nou Camp. (Liverpool Echo)Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is considering a move for £14million Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani to solve his attacking problems. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest football headlines on talkSPORT.com…Man City should be winning a trophy every single season with their squad, insists Dietmar HamannSpeaking on talkSPORT’s Drivetime show, Dion Dublin urged Aston Villa players to apologise to the fans for their dire formJuventus line up January move for unsettled Arsenal target IscoMats Hummels back on Manchester United’s radar as Dortmund star prepares to quit clubLiverpool and Tottenham chasing Lille midfielder
Termon GAA Notes: Week Ending 20/02/12Ladies Board:There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing on the Senior Ladies team this Saturday at 8pm in the dressing rooms. Contact Hugh Harkin ( 087 689 1967) for details. Minor Board:Under 6, 8 & 10 Training will resume in early March on Saturday mornings in An Craoibhin, More Information to follow in the coming weeks. New players are welcome to come along and join in before registration.Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in the Lagoon on Friday last. The winning numbers were 3,12, 14 and 21. There was no Jackpot winners. Barry Neilis, Emma McMenamin and Brid Boyce matched 3 numbers and won €30 each. Next weeks draw takes place in McClaffertys, Churchill. Bernard Gallagher and Hugh Harkin are the coordinators. The jackpot now is €1800. The lotto rota at bingo for the coming weeks areFriday 24th February; Deirdre Gallagher and Eileen Egan2nd March; Joe McDaid & Sara HarkinSenior:The seniors got their season of to a winning start last week with a strong team performance. The details for the next round of the Gaeltacht will be available next week. Club Social:The Club social will be taking place on the 10th of March in the Lagoon. Tickets are €12.50 and available from any member of the executive.Other:Thanks to all who left scrap metal at the scrap collection and thanks to Letterkenny Skip Hire for their support with this fundraiser. Thanks to all who supported the Mr and Mrs last Friday night in the Lagoon. Your support was greatly appreciated.The next monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, March the 7th at 8.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend.GAA NOTES: TERMON was last modified: February 20th, 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:Termon GAA notes
BREAKING NEWS: Gardai are investigating an attack on a young couple at their home last night.The couple, who are in their 30s, were set upon in their house and attacked with a wheel-brace.The attack happened around 8pm in the Porthall area of Lifford. It is believed there was also a young child in the house at the time but the child was thankfully unhurt.The couple were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment.It is not known what was taken during the raid.The raid is the latest in a series of break-ins along the border area in recent weeks. Last week more than 1,500 people attended a meeting at the Manorcunningham Resource Centre during which a €10,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of those behind the attacks.We will bring you more information on this story as it emerges. YOUNG COUPLE HOSPITALISED AFTER BEING ATTACKED WITH WHEEL-BRACE AT THEIR HOME was last modified: February 23rd, 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:attackborderGardaiLiffordPorthallwheel-brace
NEW YORK – The Days Inn Brooklyn sits on a charmless block in a working-class neighborhood 30 minutes by subway from the nearest tourist spot in Manhattan. Security glass encloses the front desk. Breakfast is packaged commercial pastry, served from a rack in a closet-size lobby. The clean but drab rooms overlook train tracks. Everything about the place says budget travel, except the price. On New Year’s Eve, rooms are going for $229 per night. The hefty bill is no fluke. Hotel prices set wallet-busting records in New York City in 2005 after a long, slow recovery from the 2001 terrorist attacks. “A-list celebrities,” explained hotel spokeswoman Tiana Kartadinata. “New York has a lot of premieres.” New York has never been a cheap place to stay, but today’s high prices are remarkable, considering where the city has been. Tourism dipped significantly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Hotels dropped their prices to an average of $198 per night in 2002, and still the city drew millions fewer tourists than it had two years earlier. Yet, the crisis also prompted a national outpouring of love for the damaged city that may have helped fuel a comeback. “I think people, for the first time, saw New Yorkers unfiltered,” said Christyne Nicholas, president of NYC & Company, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau. “A lot of the stereotypes went away after Sept. 11 of us being rude and obnoxious and unwelcoming,” she said. “For the first time, our police officers and our firefighters were a tourist attraction.” There has also been a nationwide recovery. Hotel prices across the country fell after the terror attacks, but grew 4 percent in 2004 and about 5 percent in 2005, according to Smith Travel Research. The average U.S. hotel room now costs $90.80. In New York, simple laws of supply and demand may have made a difference too. In recent years, the city’s ultra-hot real-estate market has prompted a rash of conversions of old hotels into luxury condominiums – most notably, the famed 805-room Plaza Hotel near Central Park. The overall number of hotel rooms in Manhattan has dwindled by about 1,500 in the past two years, officials said. Some relief might be on the way. About 5,000 new rooms are expected to open in the city in the coming years, mostly at medium-price chain hotels being constructed slightly off the beaten path. “I think we need 1,000 to 1,500 extra rooms per year, just to keep up with the expanding economy,” said John Fox, PKF senior vice president. For those travelers on a tight budget, now could be the time to visit. Prices will drop significantly in the next few months as winter sets in and holiday visitors clear out. For those willing to travel in January and February, there are some nice rooms to be had at three-star hotels in Manhattan for relatively bargain basement prices: around $160 per night. But don’t expect the discounts to last long. At the posh Mandarin Oriental, which opened in the new Time Warner building overlooking Central Park two years ago, the base rate for a room will rise to $725 in 2006. On opening night, the same quarters could be had for $595. For those with smaller wallets, there is always the Days Inn Brooklyn. 160Want 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The average daily price of a room in the city hit $292 in November, according to the hospitality industry analysis firm PKF Consulting. Figures for December weren’t yet available, but the city is a lock to break its previous record yearlong average of $237 per night, set in 2000. Prices were high in every corner of town, from the noisy motels jammed into industrial neighborhoods near Kennedy Airport to the palaces near Central Park. If the cost of a room deterred some people from visiting, it didn’t show. An estimated 22 million nights were sold at city hotels in 2005, according to city tourism officials, surpassing the 21.4 million last year and the 19.9 million in the year before the terrorist attacks. Even the $14,000-per-night presidential suite at the Mandarin Oriental, New York was occupied about 75 percent of the time in 2005.
1,022 complaints of environmental pollution have been investigated by Donegal County Council this year so far.The complaints have resulted in 303 enforcement actions being issued against people or businesses who were causing problems.Pollution issues centre around fly-tipping, illegal dumping, water pollution, domestic wastewater treatment system problems, noise, backyard burning and other breaches. The figures were released to Cllr Gerry Crawford this week. They also show that 1,020 reports of pollution were received by the council in 2018 and 1334 were closed out, which included reports from the previous year. 399 enforcement actions were initiated in 2018.Donegal County Council records all complaints and reports, which are reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each year.Over 1,000 pollution complaints investigated in Donegal this year was last modified: October 4th, 2019 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:Donegal County CouncilEnvironmentEnvironmental Protection Agency
Rafael Benitez – an unpopular figure among Chelsea fans from his time as Liverpool manager – has taken over as Blues boss. Test your knowledge of the Spaniard’s past by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-73]Are Chelsea right to sack Di Matteo? Click here to vote 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook