Barca defender Clement LengletKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | There was good news for FC Barcelona on Monday when tests showed that central defender Clement Lenglet has only suffered a minor groin injury and will be fit for their Champions League return leg game against Napoli on August 8.Lenglet was forced out of Barca’s 5-0 win away to Alaves that ended the La Liga season on Sunday in the 48th minute and quickly disappeared into the dressing room.With Samuel Umtiti already out of action with a long-standing knee problem and only B-team defender Ronald Araujo to give back up to the veteran Gerard Pique, a serious injury for Lenglet would have been a major blow for Barca’s Champions League hopes as the club looks to avoid ending the season without a title.However, Barca coach Quique Setien will breathe a bit easier after the tests shows that Lenglet has not suffered any tear to his groin and will have no problem being fit for the vital European game. ****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp
0Shares0000Brighton striker Glenn Murray (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal during the English Premier League match against Southampton at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on October 29, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 29 – Brighton recovered from conceding an early goal to draw with Southampton in a Premier League clash of south coast rivals on Sunday, a result that leaves both clubs safely positioned in mid-table.Southampton took the lead in the seventh minute when Steven Davis pounced after a brilliant free-kick from James Ward-Prowse came back off the woodwork. But Saints were unable to build on their bright start and there was little in the way of goalmouth action for the remainder the half.Newly promoted Brighton levelled shortly after the break when Glenn Murray headed in a Pascal Gross cross from the right at the back post.Goalkeeper Fraser Forster got a hand to the ball but could not prevent it finding the top corner.As the half wore on there were chances for each sides and both managers made changes in an effort to force the decisive breakthrough but they had to settle for a draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Marco van Ginkel Chelsea are considering recalling Marco van Ginkel from his loan spell at AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.The Blues are reportedly unhappy at the lack of playing time the 21-year-old has had while at the San Siro, with the Dutchman having played just 31 minutes of Serie A football under Filippo Inzaghi.And now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Jose Mourinho is ready to pull the plug on the deal.The Blues are reportedly considering loaning Van Ginkel out to another Premier League club during the January transfer window instead. 1
NEW YORK – The nation’s manufacturing sector expanded at a slower-than-expected rate in September, suggesting there’s room for the Federal Reserve to consider another rate cut later this month. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group based in Tempe, Ariz., said Monday that its manufacturing index registered 52.0 in September, down from 52.9 in August. It was the lowest reading since the gauge was at 50.9 last March. Analysts had expected a reading of at least 52.5. A reading of 50 or more indicates expansion, while below 50 indicates contraction. “Within manufacturing, the positives are aerospace, exports of things like electrical equipment and machinery, chemicals in general and for export,” he said. “On the negative side, autos are sluggish domestically, construction materials for the residential market are pretty weak, things like appliances and furniture are somewhat weak.” Still, he expects that the Fed will cut rates an additional quarter of a point later this month, if only to prevent weakness in housing from damaging the broader economy. “I think what they’re thinking these days is that the U.S. economy is fragile … and that it wouldn’t take much to throw us into recession,” he said. Gary R. Thayer, chief economist with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in St. Louis, also predicts that the Fed will lower rates further. “I think the Fed is trying to be pre-emptive here and prevent the problems in housing from spreading,” he said, adding: “I still think they have more work to do.” In the latest ISM report, the index of new orders dropped to 53.4 in September from 55.3 the previous month, and the index of new export orders also declined to 54.5 in September from 57.0 in August. The production index, meanwhile, fell to 54.6 from 56.1. Still, the employment reading edged up to 51.7 last month from 51.3 in August. The inventory index dropped sharply, registering 41.6 in September, the lowest since January, after a reading of 45.4 in August. Norbert J. Ore, chairman of the institute’s survey committee, said in a statement that the manufacturing sector “is apparently in excellent shape with regard to inventories.” The report said 11 industries reported growth in September: petroleum and coal products; apparel and leather products; electrical equipment, appliances and components; food, beverage and tobacco products; paper products; nonmetallic mineral products; chemical products; plastics and rubber products; computer and electronic products; transportation equipment and miscellaneous manufacturing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Optimistic that a rate cut is likely, investors pushed the Dow Jones industrial average up 148.59, or 1.07 percent, to 14,044.22 in afternoon trading. The blue-chip index surpassed its closing record of 14,000.41 set in mid-July, rising as high as 14,056.09. Broader market indexes also rose sharply. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 15.25, or 1.00 percent, to 1,542.00; and the Nasdaq composite index rose 29.22, or 1.08 percent, to 2,730.72. Concerned about turbulence in credit markets and a plummeting housing market, the Federal Reserve on Sept. 18 cut key interest rates for the first time in four years, starting with an aggressive half-point move. Investors have since been monitoring economic indicators such as the ISM’s manufacturing report for clues whether the Fed will cut rates further when it meets Oct. 30-31. Thomas J. Duesterberg, president and chief executive officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, which is based in Arlington, Va., said that the positives in the manufacturing sector so far outweigh the negatives.
Earlier this month, speculation grew about the state’s either being in recession or on the brink of it. The housing market free-fall, rising unemployment and a slowdown in the growth of state government revenues were all mentioned as worrisome signals about California’s economy. Around the same time, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council released its 12th annual “Small Business Survival Index,” which I author. It ranks the 50 states and District of Columbia according to their respective climates for entrepreneurship based on 31 government-imposed or government-related costs. On the 2007 Index, California ranked a dismal 49th. Only New Jersey and the District of Columbia were worse. California inflicts the highest tax rates on personal income and individual capital gains among the states, while tax rates on corporate income and capital gains are pretty weighty as well. But what are elected officials up to now? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsWell, rather than looking to get the costs of government under control and to provide much-needed tax and regulatory relief that will allow investment, business, the economy and jobs to grow, Democrats in the California Legislature and Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are conspiring to make matters even worse with a costly, big-government health-care scheme. At first glance, the health-care plan being hammered out might seem nice. After all, isn’t it a good idea for elected officials to work to expand health-insurance coverage? Unfortunately, what looks nice does not always turn out that way in the end. More government involvement in health care merely assures that costs will continue to accelerate at breakneck speed. When the government – i.e., the taxpayer – picks up the tab for health care, consumers, health-care providers, politicians and government bureaucrats have few, if any, incentives to care about costs. Eventually, rationing of care takes hold in the face of rising costs. Health-care consumers and the taxpayers both get a bad deal. But just how bad would the deal be for taxpayers, including small businesses? California lawmakers are considering some major tax increases. Businesses would have to provide health insurance or pay a payroll tax. The level of that tax is in dispute, with Democratic legislators pushing for a tax rate as high as 6.5 percent and Schwarzenegger looking to cap it at 4 percent. Hospitals would get hit with a 4 percent tax on revenue, and Democrats in the Legislature are pushing to jack up the state’s cigarette tax from 87 cents per pack to $2.87 – a 230 percent increase. Labor costs for businesses would rise due to the payroll tax. Health-care costs would take a double hit through increased government spending and a tax on hospitals. And many businesses – primarily small retailers – would lose sales due to a higher cigarette tax. Lost business would include purchases heading across borders, onto the Internet or underground. Also keep in mind that government spending programs usually run well ahead of the original estimates, and actual revenues from tax hikes often fail to meet projections, particularly higher tobacco taxes as smoking continues to decline. This, of course, means that other tax revenues will have to be tapped to fund this misguided governmental intrusion into health care. In the end, this health-care escapade seems specifically designed to further damage California’s competitive position and economy. Teetering on recession. A rotten policy climate. And now looming tax increases for government-run health care. Three strikes and California’s economy could be out. Let’s hope policymakers or the voters come to their senses. Raymond J. Keating is chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. Write to him by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Make a Wish Foundation are out and about in Letterkenny today selling wristbands.Local organiser Chris Frize is appealing to people to support the charity.“It is important for the public to support as this charity helps children who are sick with a life threatening condition to achieve a dream. “It is a non government funded charity so they rely on the publics contribution. It helps children all over Ireland and locally in Letterkenny and Donegal,” he said.MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION IN LETTERKENNY TODAY was last modified: April 8th, 2016 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)
A young Milford student has “given something back” to the Donegal Hospice following the death of his mother.Loreto Community School student Anthony O’Connor raises funds for the hospice in memory of his mother, Maeve O’Connor.Anthony O’ Connor, a Junior Cert student, wanted to pay tribute to his mother Maeve, who sadly passed away last year. Anthony handmade Christmas memory trees and sold them at the Loreto Community School Craft Fair in December 2016, to raise money for the Hospice that cared for his mum.Anthony said he “wanted to give something back to the Donegal Hospice” and in the process raised a superb €535.60.Some of Anthony’s teachers and classmates stood with him when he planted a tree in the school grounds in memory of his mother after donating his cheque to Kelly McIntyre representing Donegal Hospice. Principal, Mrs. Margaret O’ Connor is included in the photograph. How one student gave back to Donegal Hospice for helping his late mum was last modified: March 28th, 2017 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)
Gareth Ferry, Manager of SuperValu, Donegal Town presenting Four Masters players Paul Durcan and Karl Lacey with shopping vouchers in recognition of their outstanding success with Donegal in 2011.Both players won Ulster Senior Football Championship medals, Paul was nominated for an All Star with Karl actually winning his 3rd All Star as well as many other personal awards. GAA: FOUR MASTERS PLAYERS RECOGNISED BY SUPERVALU was last modified: March 5th, 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: FOUR MASTERS PLAYERS RECOGNISED BY SUPERVALU
BRIDIE Gallagher, who died yesterday, will be laid to rest in her native Creeslough, her family has said.The 87-year-old singer was an international star in the 1950s and 1960s and had a career spanning half a century.Tributes from the world of showbusiness have been pouring in for the superb singer who moved to Belfast in her 20s to further her career. She went on to record several hit records and do world tours, playing in all the major venues of Sydney, New York and London.Bridie’s granddaughter, Teresa Livingstone, who was involved in making of a UTV programme, explained how her grandmother touched the people who heard her sing.“The most significant part of the journey for me was meeting with her fans in New York who could recall the details of her performances over 50 years later.“The stories of Irish immigrants and how important her music had been to so many were quite overwhelming to listen to first-hand. “I had underestimated the effect she had had on so many people but am grateful for having had the opportunity to find out why she was so successful.”The singer developed serious complications following emergency surgery two weeks ago.A family statement issued on Monday said she “died peacefully early this morning with her family by her side”.Her funeral will be held in Belfast, and her final resting place will be in Creeslough in her beloved Donegal. OUR BRIDIE TO BE LAID TO REST IN HER NATIVE DONEGAL was last modified: January 10th, 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:Bridie Gallagherfuneral
More than 2,000 children and adults have taken part in a world record attempt for the most people at a training session in Letterkenny today.The county is still on a high after winning the All-Ireland last weekend and today’s event at St.Eunan’s Club in Letterkenny was a huge success.Organisers will have to wait until later this year to see if they have officially broken the world record but they are confident of doing so. Children gathered from early morning for the attempt which saw children and adults take part in one massive hurling, football and camogie training session.There was huge excitement when Donegal GAA stars Rory Kavanagh, Kevin Rafferty and Frank McGlynn, fresh from their Late Late Show appearance, turned up with the Sam Maguire Cup.The players have been part of a team tour which has spent four days on a bus touring almost every town in Donegal ending in captain Michael Murphy’s parish club in Glenswilly on Thursday night.But children still can’t get enough of their heroes. Today they queued for more than three hours to have their picture taken with the cup and their homegrown idols.Organiser Alma Kavanagh, of St Eunans and sister of Donegal star Rory Kavanagh, said they are keeping their fingers crossed they have broken the record.“It was a terrific day and we’re juts hoping now we have done enough to break the record.“It doesn’t matter what happens though because sports, the GAA and the children are the real winners.“Hopefully we can do it again next year when the boys bring home the Sam Maguire cup once again,” she said. * With thanks to Tony Duffy for the pictures!MORE THAN 2,000 TURN UP TO SMASH WORLD RECORD AT GAA TRAINING SESSION was last modified: September 29th, 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:donegalrecord attemptSt Eunans