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Aurier smashes in as Jose’s boys complete stunning comeback

first_imgJoshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:15 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS56′ Jose Mourinho displaying the full range of emotions within half an hour of football. Now he is squatting on the sideline, clapping ferociously, kicking every ball with his new soldiers. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:46 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS87′ Spurs doing well to run down the clock now.They win a free-kick in their own corner. Winks takes control of the situation, calming it all down, slowing the game. Gazzaniga trots over to take it. On the next goal kick, he gets a very firm whistle and OTT swipe of the arms from the referee to say “NO MORE” to the time-wasting. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:42 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS82′ Substitution time. It is Dele Alli who is coming off. He is on the left wing and starts sprinting over to the oncoming Tanguy Ndombele. The referee stops him in his tracks, though, and enforces the new rule about subs going off at the closest point… by the time he was just about in the centre circle!Dele isn’t happy, throwing his arms around, but it works out pretty well for him. The entire crowd rises to clap him around the pitch, in front of the White Wall and back to the dugout, where he is given a hug from Jose. That will do his confidence the world of good. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:39 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS80′ These two look to have won it tonight.That is six goals in five Champions League matches this season for Kane.He then outmuscles a centre-back with ease. Who’d have thought it as the board went up for injury time at the end of the first-half? Jose, ey, maybe he is the Special One! Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:38 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSThe first thing Mourinho does in his TV interview is “do publicly what I did privately” which was to apologise Eric Dier. Jose: “I did it for the team. It was not because Eric was playing badly. I feel sorry for him. But we were 2-0 down.” Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:16 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSJose’s subs worked very well indeed tonight. The decision to take off Eric Dier with not even 30 minutes on the clock was harsh but they needed more creativity on the pitch.Moussa Sissoko was a threat when he came on in the second half and Tanguy Ndombele was able to help just see Spurs over the line with his composure in the middle. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:54 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSMourinho is savouring the atmosphere. He surely must have missed this feeling. He stands on the edge of the pitch, gives every single one of his players a handshake and a hug. They all look very happy again. A brief applause to the home fans and down the tunnel he goes. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:52 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSThat is exactly how it ends. The referee blows the full-time whistle and it is a win for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.They are into the knockout stages before the trip to Munich in a couple of weeks. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:51 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS90+3′ Spurs are almost gifted a fifth when the defender and goalkeeper leave it for each other it seems. Aurier nips in but cannot find a team-mate when he pulls it back. This looks like it will end as just the four…Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:50 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS90′ Three minutes to be added on.This all feels very comfortable for Spurs now. Jose will be delighted with this second-half performance, it’s been near-enough perfect. The first, less so…Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:49 pm Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:12 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS53′ White Hart Lane is rocking. And rightly so. After a pretty woeful 45 minutes, they are somehow level and few would bet against them finding a winner in the next 37 minutes. “Oh when the Spurs, go marching in…”Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:09 pmGOAL SPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Kane)51′ It is that man Harry Kane.To me, Lucas commits a foul to win the ball back, before racing down the right channel to latch on to the ball.From there, he pulls it back to his skipper who is unmarked and slams home. I thought that was a certain foul on first viewing…. there is a delay as VAR checks it….AND IT IS GIVEN!Spurs are level. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:07 pmSPURS 1-2 OLYMPIAKOS48′ Big chance. But it is wasted.Eriksen whips in a lovely, arcing free-kick. Sanchez gets his head to it without even needing to jump. His effort is poor, though. and goes well over. He was only six yards out.Jose turns around and remonstrates to his coaching staff he could have scored it!Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:04 pmSPURS 1-2 OLYMPIAKOS46′ The players are back. The refs are back.And the second half has started.Can Spurs complete the comeback?Load more entries…center_img WHAT a night for Tottenham fans.Jose Mourinho took the supporters through all the emotions as Tottenham fought back from being 2-0 down to an emphatic 4-2 victory.Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo put the Greeks ahead, before Dele Alli pulled one back after the break.But then it was all Spurs as Harry Kane netted either side of a Serge Aurier strike to hand Mourinho a second win from two – and banish any jibes of boring football.Tottenham 4 Olympiakos 2 – FT at Tottenham Hotspur StadiumSerge Aurier completes comeback before Kane gets his second to all but secure the winHarry Kane equalises for Spurs for his second goal under Jose MourinhoDele Alli pulls one back on the stroke of half-timeSpurs shocked as Ruben Semedo gets Greeks’ secondEl Arabi nets an early opener in North LondonWatch on BT Sport 2Live on BT Sport appEE phone customers can watch FREE with a three-month trial by texting SPORT to 150Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Dier, Winks, Lucas, Dele, Son, KaneSubs:Austin, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Lo CelsoOlympiakos XI: Sa, Elabdellaoui, Semedo, Meriah, Tsimikas, Guilherme, Camara, Bouchalakis, Podence, Masouras, El ArabiSee More Tables See Full TableJoshua Jones22 Dec 2019, 12:25 amJoshua Jones21 Dec 2019, 12:27 amJoshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:40 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSAnd Jose on the real star of the show: “I love clever ballboys. I was a brilliant ballboy. “He was brilliant tonight, he read the game. It was a great moment for him.“I wanted to invite him into the dressing room afterwards but he disappeared.” Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:36 pmGOAL SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Kane)77′ This is getting easy! Eriksen whips in another teasing delivery. This time it is swinging into the box from deep.Kane meets it and just glances the deftest of headers into the back of the net. Classy. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:34 pmSPURS 3-2 OLYMPIAKOS75′ “We’ve got Alli, Dele Alli,” sing the home crowd.They have got their magic man back after a turbulent last year. He is seeming to thrive under the new boss and has won over his supporters again.Gareth Southgate will be keeping tabs, too, no doubt. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:32 pmGOAL SPURS 3-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Aurier)73′ SPURS HAVE TURNED IT AROUND! Kane and Dele link up well down the left channel.The latter shows some nice footwork and trickery inside the box, working enough space to stand up a cross to the back post. Aurier is in bags of space but still has plenty to do.And he absolutely nails it. Head down, eyes fixed on the ball, he cuts across it and it fizzes inside the far side netting. A lovely, lovely goal. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:30 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS69′ Dele is scythed down right on the edge of the area. A booking for the defender. Some fans want a penalty but it is definitely just outside. 17m out, to be precise…It is in the D, some would say too close….Eriksen steps up and…. WIDE!He gets enough power. He doesn’t get the direction on it as it stays outside the post. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:25 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS66′ Oooh. Sissoko gets into a good position on the right corner of the box. He tries to slip in a team-mate but it is intercepted. Kane takes a snap shot moments later but it is the same result thanks to more good defending from the Greek side. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:24 pm Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:20 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS60′ Watching that Kane equaliser back, it would have been harsh to rule it a “clear and obvious” error to not give the ‘foul’ on Lucas.The covering defender slid the ball out and the ballboy quickly handed Aurier the spare ball, which he threw down the line for Moura to chase. Brilliant ballboy work – and he got a high five off Jose for his efforts. Moussa Sissoko is on for Lucas. last_img read more


Executive Mansion Rejects Alleged Saudi Plan to Islamize Liberia

first_imgThe Executive Mansion has rejected categorically a very detailed research document by three Muslim “women’s rights activists” from the Middle East, disclosing a purported plan by Saudi Arabia to Islamize the entire world, including using Liberia as a fertile ground for its plans for West Africa.According to the 14-page comprehensive and detailed essay by the three women—Anahita Ghorbani, Iranian women’s rights activist, Yafiah Assouin, PhD, Syrian women’s rights activist and Shada Al Zahrani, Saudi journalist, “The Saudis’ plan for Liberia is first to ensure that a candidate of Muslim faith and background contests and wins the Liberian presidency.  “To do this, the Saudis brought the Kuwaitis on board to influence Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in identifying and supporting such candidate. The bottom-line is to make Liberia an indirect Muslim nation through the application of aspects of the Sharia law when at such time a Muslim becomes president,” the three women scholars said among other things.This has not gone unnoticed by the Government of Liberia, which has reacted sharply through the Executive Mansion to the allegation made by these women.GOL Reaction The Executive Mansion issued a statement on Monday saying that Government of Liberia has seen and analyzed the article entitled, “The Syrian War, Saudi Arabia’s Struggle for Global Influence, and Control of Africa,” written by one Anahita Ghorbani and published on the online website,“The article makes certain references to Liberia’s relations with some countries in the Middle East, the perceived religious divide in our country, and cast aspersion on the First Family with absolutely no respect for truth and objectivity”, the Executive Mansion statement says. “It is an article written to provoke and incite with the intention of wiping up religious hatred and division at a time when our country is undergoing reconstruction and searching for reconciliation with full democratic participation of all our people.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the intention of the author is plain: “to drive a wedge between our people based on religious intolerance and ethnic hatred. The article is written with bias and utter contempt for the intelligence of our people who have survived wars, bitterness and countless tragedies in their history and are now trying to rebuild their lives and reconstruct their country for the benefit of all their children.“This Republic is noted for religious tolerance and ethnic cooperation in nation building. The Constitution of our Republic protects all and sundry irrespective of creed or ethnicity. The democratic space which is evolving has its foundation in our Constitution which protects and promotes life, liberty and human development.“An article written with malice and meant to undermine the unity and progress of our people is unworthy of the noble ethics of Journalism. It approaches the Liberian reality with shortsightedness and falsehood. It is a pitiful attempt to distort and thus deserves our condemnation and rejection.“One has the right to write and speak responsibly with the intention of enlightening minds but not the right to distort, besmear and propagate falsehood with the obvious intention of promoting strife among the people.“The Government of Liberia takes very seriously its responsibility toward the safety and protection of its people. It understands the mandate given it by the people of Liberia to build a country of equal justice, religious tolerance and the democratic participation of all. It is in this light that it condemns unreservedly all attempts to divide our people and put us on the path of ethnic cleansing and religious bigotry.“The publication as established is filled with lies, deception and falsehood. The writers exert that President Sirleaf was once a Muslim by marriage and that her late husband was also a Muslim. While the right to a choice of religion is personal and guaranteed under Liberian laws and that the President would have committed no crime if she or her late husband were Muslims, the assertion is simply false and misleading.“The truth is that the President’s late husband was a devout United Methodist, a factor that moved President Sirleaf over from the Presbyterian Church to becoming Methodist.The writer also referenced ULIMO-J, a warring faction during the Liberian crisis, as Muslim dominated faction. This falsehood can best be judged by Liberians since they are fully aware of the composition of ULIMO-J then.“As the backdrop of all these misleading information, the Government wonders as to how anyone could give credence to such mischief.”Editor’s Note:The Liberian Daily Observer Newspaper has always prided itself in taking great pains to handle sensitive stories with the greatest professionalism and care. By the same token, however, never have we decided not to publish a plausible story just because it is controversial. We believe that in this day and age of Boko Haram-style terrorism that has terrorized an entire nation, absolutely NOTHING is to be dismissed or taken for granted. Every hint, clue and morsel of intelligence must be analyzed and sifted through. The fact that there will be some parts that are far-fetched does not warrant dismissing the entire document.It is against this background that the Liberian Observer finds the Executive Mansion’s response dangerously short-sighted. The Observer story did point out the parts of the story it found to be factually incorrect, such as the allegation that Sirleaf was once a practicing Muslim. Upon receiving the report, the Observer immediately contacted the Executive Mansion for a reaction (which was never received until after the story was published). The Executive Mansion was expected to take its time to analyze the document, conduct an investigation and ask the relevant questions. Such was the purpose of the publication.What we do understand, however, is that if a Nigerian newspaper had published this document 10 years ago, the Nigerian government would have had the same response: “Our people are united; that could never happen here.” Today, the Boko Haram terrorist movement has spread far beyond the Nigerian government’s capacity to handle.If even the United States lived to regret ignoring similar intelligence reports, how can a small nation such as Liberia be so short-sightedly dismissive?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Commerce Ministry Releases Commodity Prices

first_imgThe Ministry of Commerce has released its bi-monthly critical commodities bulletin highlighting the prices of key commodities in the country.The commodities include rice, the national staple, petroleum, a political commodity, and other food & non-food items.In a release issued recently in Monrovia, the Ministry indicated there were over 35,856 metric tons of 50 kg rice in the country which is expected to last up to the 21 of September.The retail price for rice is US$14 to 16/25kg in Montserrado and its environs while the retail price in the rural area is US$19 to 20/25kg.The pump price of Petroleum products (diesel and gasoline) is US$4.26 and $4.18 respectively.Cement, which is now being widely used in the country by everybody for infrastructure building, is now being sold at US$8.50 to 8.75/50kg in Monrovia while rural is US$9 – 10 /50kg. According to the Ministry, the bi-monthly bulletin is a product of the Ministry developed to inform the public on key commodities inventory and pricing on a bi-monthly basis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


PNC tries to disavow rejection of CCJ’s jurisdiction by Minister

first_imgPNC/R General Secretary, Amna Ally…bizarre, poorly-attended protest failed miserablyPresident David GrangerMinister of State, Dawn HastingsLess than 24 hours after Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams publicly rejected the Caribbean Court of Justice’s appellate jurisdiction in relation to the validity of the No-Confidence Motion, passed in the National Assembly in December 2018, the People’s National Congress (PNC) went into damage-control mode and sought to distance itself from the Minister’s comments.The PNC’s General Secretary, Amna Ally, on Saturday, told Guyana Times that Minister Hastings does not – and cannot, speak for the PNC; only the General Secretary, who has the authority to do so, can.“She would have heard that the President said that the Government accepts the ruling of the CCJ; because it was very clear from the President (Granger) that we accept the ruling,” Ally told this publication.But while the party’s General Secretary seems to be apologetic and distancing herself from the Minister’s statement, one senior civil society commentator on Saturday told this newspaper that the Minister would have been inclined to make such statements given the posture of the party, with its history of cavalier dismissal of the Judiciary in the recent past.In one instance, the commentator noted that President David Granger, himself, brushed aside the Chief Justice’s ruling, in relation to the interpretation of the Constitution of Guyana with respect to the appointment of a Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, saying that “her perception” was not his “perception”.“The Chief Justice gave an interpretation based on her perception of the law, and I will continue to act in accordance with my perception of the Constitution; that is to say, I will not appoint somebody who I do not consider fit and proper,” the President had said on July 19, 2017 as he dismissed the Judge’s interpretation of the Constitution – because of the qualification for who was “fit and proper” to be appointed as the Chair of GECOM.The civil society commentator also recalled the incident with Attorney General Basil Williams and Justice Franklin Holder to highlight the party’s disrespect towards the Judiciary.In 2017, Trade Unionist Carvil Duncan had moved to the Court to block the work of a Presidential Tribunal that was set up to determine whether he should be removed from his post as Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in light of criminal charges proffered against him, which have since been dismissed by the Magistrate’s Court.Justice Holder had complained to acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards that during the March 23, 2017 hearing of the case, he abruptly walked out of the courtroom because of statements made by the Attorney General.He quoted the Attorney General as saying, “I could say what I want to say and however I want to say it, I have always been like that…The last Magistrate who (told me what to do) was later found dead.”Justice Holder had said in his complaint that he felt disrespected by the Attorney General’s behaviour. He had called for an apology to be proffered to him in open Court before he would proceed with the case. The Judge eventually recused himself from the case.According to the commentator, this display by the PNC senior officials is what led to members of the party to have disregard for the Judiciary in general. In fact, the commentator noted that the President, himself, defied the CCJ when he called for house-to-house registration following the CCJ ruling last Tuesday before the Court issued its consequential orders due on Monday.“If the senior members are doing it, obviously, the junior members will automatically take the same position and posture,” the commentator said.Rejecting CCJ jurisdictionIt was during a bizarre protest staged by several Government ministers and a few A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) supporters outside the GECOM headquarters on Friday, where they were calling for house-to-house registration before elections are held, that Hastings-Williams voiced her blatant disregard for the CCJ as Guyana’s final Court of Appeal by saying that that Court has no authority to issue any consequential orders on Monday, since Guyana is an independent state with its own laws.“GECOM is the only authoritative body that will inform the Government whether they’re ready or not for elections. CCJ cannot rule, Guyana has its own institution. Guyana is an independent country with its own independent laws,” the Minister said.Hastings was joined by Foreign Affairs Minister Karen Cummings, who also called for house-to-house registration before elections.However, despite the PNC’s General Secretary emphasising that she is the only authorised person to speak on any matters involving her party’s position on the CCJ’s ruling, another PNC member, Attorney-at-Law James Bond, on Friday had also echoed similar sentiments that reflected those of minister’s Hastings.“The CCJ cannot tell GECOM when to hold elections, only the Constitution could give GECOM instructions. How our Constitution operates is that GECOM has to decide when it is ready and then the President has to announce by a proclamation when the election date will be. Nobody could tell GECOM to hold election in X, Y time now.” Last Tuesday, PNC Executive Member and Finance Minister Winston Jordan, during a Government outreach in Bartica, rallied coalition supporters saying, “Comrades, be on the ready! Because we will be able to call you out to picket for house-to-house registration… From today (Monday) Comrades, war break, because we got to go to elections before the end of this year…”His statements have been viewed by civil society and other stakeholders are utterances which are fueling and inciting hostility and are an indication of unrest in Guyana.Several civil society persons have since said that the PNC does not have internal conflict reflected by comments of Government ministers and PNC functionaries, which were seemingly contradictory to President David Granger’s public statement that he has accepted the CCJ’s decision that his Government has been toppled, but that they did not expect the public outrage and are engaged in damage control.It has also been posited by a political analysis that the protest was intended to intimidate the CCJ into not making consequential orders that would force GECOM to hold elections within a timeframe consistent with what the constitution of Guyana says.However, according to the analysis the protest action by a few APNU supports intended to influence the court against making strong consequential orders failed miserably and was poorly attended.Finance Minister, Winston Jordanlast_img read more


Emery’s Arsenal face gruelling week

first_img0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette and his Arsenal team-mates face a hectic week © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 21 – Unai Emery admits Arsenal will struggle to cope with a draining schedule that sees them host Leicester at the start of three games in seven days.Emery’s side will be pushed to the limit by the television schedulers, who moved their Premier League clash with the Foxes to Monday evening at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners then travel to Portugal for a Europa League tie against Sporting Lisbon on Thursday before returning to domestic action at Crystal Palace on Sunday.In contrast, Sporting were due to face Loures on Saturday night, giving them more time to recover before hosting Arsenal.Emery has fielded a strong side in Arsenal’s previous Europa League matches, but he will be forced to rotate more heavily this time.“We are one team with a very high level and very high demand for us,” he said.Unai Emery has fielded a strong side in Arsenal’s previous Europa League matches, but he will be forced to rotate more heavily this time © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOV“Every player, they need to feel they can play every match. With only three days difference between one match and another, you can’t do that.“You can’t do that with play and rest, play and we can’t do that without changing players. But if I decide to play with the same players Monday, Thursday, Sunday, the players can’t do that.“We want to play a lot of matches. We want to continue doing our way with different possibilities tactically and with the players – but with a lot of matches, we can’t do that.”Arsenal are on a nine-match winning streak in all competitions, but their chances of extending that run past the coming week will be severely tested.Emery acknowledges the television rights holders can determine when his team play, but he wishes they showed more common sense.– ‘Not an excuse’ –“We are first in one competition (the Premier League) and the TV is very important,” he said.“The TV has the target to choose the matches Friday, Sunday, Monday. If they decided we are going to play Monday we don’t stop to think if it is better to play Monday or not.“I prefer to play Saturday or Sunday. It (playing on Monday) has the advantage for more time to prepare the match – that’s one positive.Leicester manager Claude Puel insists he always knew Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette would come good © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF“After, we are going to play Thursday, we are going to play Sunday also, two matches very quickly after Leicester. For me it’s not an excuse because we are preparing for Monday.”Meanwhile, Leicester manager Claude Puel insists he always knew Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette would come good.Lacazette endured a difficult first season with Arsenal, but has five goals in 10 games this term.Puel, who gave Lacazette his senior debut in 2010 when they were together at Lyon, said: “He is a complete player with good transition with the ball and without the ball. He is always available for the team.“He works all the time and he has kept his clinical edge and I am not surprised about his quality and his good work with Arsenal.“He started with me. His first game at the beginning he was always a striker but to find a place and get game time in the team he started as a winger.“He had always the same quality and was clinical in the box.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Donegal-based animal feed business sold for €17.25M

first_imgThe Donegal Investment Group has announced the sale of its animal feed business, Robert Smyth & Sons Limited, for €17.25 million.The business and its subsidiary companies were acquired by the UK-based Fane Valley Co-Operative Society.It will be business as usual at Smyths Daleside Animal Feeds, as it will continue to trade under the same name and retain local management and staff. Founded in 1865, Smyths is a leading provider of animal feed products and nutrition, located in Ballindrait in East Donegal.The company generated a turnover of €35.5 million and profit before tax of €1.9 million in the year to the end of August 2018.Strategically located near the port in Lisahally, Smyths supplies a broad range of ruminant and monogastric feeds to a diverse customer base across the North and West of Ireland.Fane Valley’s acquisition incorporates Smyth’s subsidiary companies including Burke Shipping Services Ltd, based in Lisahally Port. Donegal Investment Group, formerly Donegal Creameries, said the disposal of the business was in line with a strategic review of the Company’s various businesses and assets.Completion of the Proposed Transaction is subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.Ian Ireland, Managing Director of Donegal Investment Group plc, said: “We wish the Businesses, their employees and management, and their new owners Fane Valley, every success in the future. We will continue to support the growth plans of our specialty dairy business Nomadic as well as continuing the strategic review of the remaining businesses and assets of the Company with the objective of maximising value for all shareholders.”Trevor Lockhart, Fane Valley Group – Chief Executive commented: “We are delighted to be acquiring Smyths Daleside Animal Feeds. It has built a strong brand and reputation for premium feed products, flexible and innovative feed solutions and excellent customer service.“The company will continue to trade under the Smyths Daleside name and day-to-day operational responsibility will remain with local management and staff. Customers can therefore be assured of a ‘business as usual’ approach in their dealings with the company going forward. “The acquisition is a ‘natural fit’ for Fane Valley and presents an opportunity for the Co-op to further extend its catchment area for the supply of animal feed products and nutritional services. It will complement the Co-op’s £18m investment in a new feed mill in Omagh, Co.Tyrone in 2010 and demonstrates Fane Valley’s commitment to the future of livestock production in this region. The Board of Fane Valley acknowledges the support of Ulster Bank for the acquisition and for their on-going assistance to the Group”.Donegal-based animal feed business sold for €17.25M was last modified: July 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:ballindraitDonegal INvestment GroupFane Valley Co-Operative SocietyRobert Smyth & Sons LimitedSmyths Daleside Animal Feedslast_img read more


Jolie: No wedding imminent

first_imgAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have denied wedding bells are in the air, saying they want to concentrate on their newborn daughter and two older children. “There is nothing in the air. The focus is the kids, and we are obviously extremely committed to the children and as parents together,” Jolie, 30, told a news conference for local journalists Wednesday at a hotel in the Namibian coastal town of Swakopmund. “So that kind of says it for us, and to have a ceremony on top of it is nothing.” It was the Hollywood couple’s first public appearance since Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27 at a private clinic in Walvis Bay. Delivered by Caesarean section, the baby weighed 7 pounds and was said to be in good health. Pitt and Jolie had retreated to the southwest African country for government-assisted privacy in the weeks leading up to the birth. They were accompanied by Jolie’s children, 16-month-old Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia, and 4-year-old Maddox, adopted from Cambodia. 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Both children had their surnames legally changed to Jolie-Pitt after Pitt announced his intention to adopt them as well. The couple sold rights to images of Shiloh Nouvel through Getty Images photo agency, saying proceeds would be donated to a charity not yet named. People magazine paid a reported $4 million for the right to release the pictures in North America, while Hello! magazine obtained British rights. The embargo on the images was broken when two Web sites posted an apparent image of the front cover of Hello! People and Hello! launched legal action Wednesday against the Web sites to prevent publication of the Hello! cover before the celebrity magazine was to go on sale today in Britain.last_img read more



first_imgOver one hundred and sixty runners and walkers took to the roads in Churchill this morning to take part in the inaugural Bluebird Care 5k, raising an impressive €1,700 in aid of The Órán Nibbs Foundation.Family, friends and neighbours of young Órán Nibbs, from Trentagh, were delighted with the great show of support as people from all parts of Donegal joined in to do the distance to make a difference.“We are heartened by the great turnout here today in support of Órán. Thank you to the team at Bluebird Care and everyone involved in making this event possible, and a special thanks to Bernie Heron, Órán’s Bluebird Carer who helps and supports us everyday” says Aisling Nibbs, Órán’s mother. The first over the line with an impressive time of 16.55 was Gerard McGrenaghan from Letterkenny Athletic Club, closely followed by Marcus McClintock, from Letterkenny Athletic Club at 17.20 and Pádraig Breslin taking third place in the men’s category with a time of 18.22.Irene McFadden, from Letterkenny Athletic Club was the first female over the line with a time of 19.38, tailed by Monica McGrenaghan, from Letterkenny Athletic Club at 19.40 and Frances Judge, from Letterkenny Athletic Club coming in third place in the female category at 20 minutes exactly.Donal Haughey, from Tir Conail Athletic Club took first place in the males over 50 category with a time of 19.34. Antoin Boyle, from Letterkenny Athletic Club came first place in the junior boy’s category at 29.26. Kathy Boyle, took first place in the female over 45 category with a time of 23.44. Aine Duddy, from Churchill came in first place in the junior girls category at 28.58.All of the funds raised from the Bluebird Care 5k today will go towards helping Órán, who suffers from a rare and progressive condition called Mitochondrial Disease, to receive vital medical treatment in America. Speaking after the event in the Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Director of Bluebird Care (Donegal and Leitrim) Marty Kelly, said, “well done and many thanks to all of you who have made today a great success, especially to all our runners and walkers who have helped us raise €1,700 to go towards youngÓrán’s vital treatment in America.“I would also like to thank Gartan Outdoor Education Centre; Aura Leisure Centre; Glenleary Stables Ramelton; Evolve Menswear; The Swing Room; Neary’s Pharmacy; The Zip Yard; Jiffy Dry Cleaners and HairDO’s Hairdressers for generously sponsoring today’s great prizes”The Bluebird Care 5K will become an annual event to raise funds to support local charities. For more information on Bluebird Care log INAUGURAL BLUEBIRD CARE 5K RAISES €1,700 FOR ORAN NIBBS FOUNDATION was last modified: October 27th, 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)last_img read more


Man United keep tabs on Brazil ace as star’s future hangs in the balance

first_img Juventus star Alex Sandro in action 1 Manchester United are keeping tabs on Juventus star Alex Sandro.Jose Mourinho is considering signing a new full-back this summer as doubts remain over Luke Shaw’s future.The England international has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and he could ask to leave for more football.That would leave Manchester United needing a new left-back and, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they are looking at Sandro.Mourinho is reportedly a big fan of the Brazilian, who was a target for Chelsea last summer.The Blues, however, valued to agree a fee for Sandro as Juventus demanded £70million for his signature.last_img read more


Croatia star blasts England for still being a long-ball team

first_imgDespite taking the lead early on through a Kieran Trippier free-kick, England were outplayed for a large portion of the match. Gareth Southgate’s side were the more lively team in the opening 45 minutes, but Croatia looked the stronger outfit for the entire second half, as well as the full half-hour period of extra-time.It was evident England had no real Plan B for when Croatia started dominating proceedings, and despite toiling hard to try and score an all-important equaliser, the Three Lions never really threatened to do so.And this, according to Vrsaljko, is because nothing has changed about this England team, despite them being labelled as a ‘new-look’ side who do things differently to previous squads.‘The all-round perception was that this is a new-look England who have changed their ways of punting long balls upfield but when we pressed them it turned out that they haven’t,’ Vrsaljko, the Atletico Madrid full-back, said. 2 England have been branded a long-ball team by Croatia star Sime Vrsaljko following the Three Lions’ World Cup semi-final defeat.Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal of a 2-1 extra-time victory for the Croats, who have booked a place in their first ever World Cup final; Zlatko Dalic’s side will play France on Sunday. Nonetheless, Southgate and his team have done this country proud, and they will be welcomed back to these shores as heroes following Saturday’s third-place play-off against Belgium. 2 Southgate and his side never really looked like scoring once Croatia pulled level Mandzukic’s brilliant finish broke England hearts last_img read more