Doherty tells SF Ard Fheis that politics is about people, not numbers

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp The Sinn Fein Ard Fheis is continuing at the Convention Centre in Dublin today, with Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty saying the party’s policies are about more than numbers and statistics.The Sinn Fein Finance Spokesperson said all politicians must recognise that there are real people behind the numbers, and real communities that are struggling to survive.He says one of the biggest political clichés should be rephrased………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/pearseardfheis.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, in his keynote address, the North’s Deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guinness hit out at the British government, saying it is the main stumbling block to efforts to address the past………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/mcguin2pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Doherty tells SF Ard Fheis that politics is about people, not numbers Pinterest Twitter By admin – April 23, 2016 WhatsApp Previous articleOn today’s Saturday Sport…Next articleHurling losses for North West counties admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Royal secrets

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Ronald Koeman worried about Southampton’s form

first_imgRonald Koeman fears Southampton will become embroiled in a relegation battle if they cannot swiftly arrest their declining form. After Spurs, Southampton host Arsenal before visits to West Ham and Norwich in a difficult run which could prolong their struggles, and asked if they were at risk of joining those striving only for survival, Koeman said: “Yes, I think so. “That’s all about what happens in the next coming weeks. I’m always positive, I think we will get good results in the next couple of weeks, but if we don’t get wins in the next couple of weeks then we’re close to the rest of the teams who maybe are now struggling against relegation. “I think to win the title, to win the Premier League (this season), you don’t need that number of points what normally you need, and maybe that’s the same in the bottom of the league, relegation is more teams because we are so close to each other in the table. “If you get a good run…. two weeks ago we had a 1-1 with Aston Villa. It’s always ‘if’, but with two points more, we could have gone fifth in the table and everybody would have been laughing. Everybody’s worried, and that’s in two weeks, and that’s the Premier League. “In two weeks you can be there, in which position you like to be, but if you don’t win and you get three in a row that you lose, then it’s a different world.” The presence of Chelsea, Newcastle and Swansea below Southampton in the Premier League table means that Koeman’s team is not alone in under-performing, but, even amid the progress demonstrated by improving teams like Bournemouth and Sunderland, the manager believes his team should prove too good for the bottom three. “I think (we are too good for relegation), yes, because we have competition in our squad, we are not the team in that position, but if you stay close, that’s all about confidence, about belief, spirit in the team, and you see Chelsea… “It’s difficult to come out of that situation. Everybody was expecting six, seven weeks ago, ‘Chelsea will come up’, and everybody was sure about that, but now they are struggling, and that means that’s difficult to change that situation because everybody can improve, and everybody is strong, and every game is a difficult one, and it’s no 4-0, it’s no 5-1, it’s all 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, and that’s difficult. That can happen also for Southampton. “If we win three points from Tottenham (it can transform our season).” Press Associationcenter_img They on Saturday host Tottenham, managed by Koeman’s predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, in the Premier League following a run of five fixtures without victory that has also included a 6-1 home defeat by Liverpool and a 3-1 reverse at Manchester City. Their only point during that time came in a disappointing 1-1 home draw with Aston Villa, who are bottom of the table by six points, and has left them eight points off both the relegation zone and the Premier League’s top four. last_img read more

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Getting to know the Badgers: Zingers with Zengerle

first_imgMark Zengerle is all business all the time on the ice, but when the Wisconsin senior unlaces his skates and makes way for solid ground, he’s quite possibly the most interesting man in the world. The Badger Herald recently sat down for an interview with Zengerle after a recent practice to find out just what exactly makes the prolific scorer such a hit off the ice.The Badger Herald: Would you consider yourself the team jokester, and how do you feel you stack up against the competition on the team?Zengerle: Sometimes, maybe more away from the rink, but when I get here I kind of turn into a different gear, more of the serious, real competitive side. But yeah, until it gets around game day, game week.BH: Who would you say your top competitors are for team jokester?MZ: Probably Sean Little is the number one. He makes everyone laugh … the staff, us. But we got a lot of pretty funny guys actually. Everyone is a little funny in their own way. Keegan Meuer has been cracking me up lately. Twenty-seven, Frank [Simonelli], he’s got no personality, no humor at all.BH: So you’re from Rochester, New York, is there anything Rochester is famous for — for those who don’t know about Rochester?MZ: Yeah, actually it’s called the Garbage Plate. It’s more of a snack that people have around two in the morning. But it’s one of the things, if you go there, you got to try it. What it is, it’s either two cheeseburgers or two hot dogs, with macaroni salad and little potatoes and then it’s like hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, just the works all over it. Actually, one of my buddies that I played hockey with out of town would come into town and would always want one of those.BH: What age did you start playing?MZ: I think I started skating when I was three or four years old. It’s pretty standard for a lot of guys. Probably hockey around five or six.BH: Did you have a favorite player growing up?MZ: It was either [Pat] LaFontaine, but I always liked Gretzky. He’s the best in the world, so he was always the best guy to watch. It was usually just the [Buffalo] Sabres. And then when you get older, it’s kind of hard to have a favorite player just because that’s what you try to do. But I still love the Sabres.BH: Did you play anything else growing up or just hockey?MZ: No, I played all sorts of sports. I went to a prep school, so you had to play three sports, so I played hockey obviously, I played soccer, I played tennis, I played lacrosse when I was little, too. A lot of soccer though, that was probably my main other one.BH: So if you had to play another sport which one would it be?MZ: Probably soccer. I kind of played the same way [in] soccer that I do hockey.BH: Do you have a favorite place to hang out on campus with the guys?MZ: We’re always here [at the Kohl Center]. As far as hanging out together, every now and then we go to the movie theater and watch a movie. We’re here a lot, working out and video and all that shenanigans. We’re always here. When I’m not here, I’m usually resting, just watching TV or watching the hockey game or something like that.BH: Who are the guys that you room with and what’s that situation like with all of you?MZ: Tyler Barnes, Frank Simonelli and Michael Mersch. We were put together freshman year in the Regent apartments and things went well. We live at the Palisades now and that’s where we lived our sophomore, junior and now senior years. We get along really well. We get into our bickers and arguments and our fights, but other than that we get along really well. It’s a good foursome.BH: So if you were stuck on an island with those guys and you could only save one, who would you pick?MZ: Not Mersch. It’s a coin toss with Frank and Barney. I would probably go with Barney over him actually. He plays Call of Duty a lot and he’s got all of those little tactics, so I’d go with him. But Frank’s a close second. Mersch is a far, no chance.BH: Is there a guy who does the cooking and cleaning around the apartment or do you guys all share that?MZ: Mersch is the clean freak. We also call him the locksmith because he can’t go anywhere without locking all the doors. Barney’s the messy guy, but he’s gotten a lot better. And Frank’s actually a really good cook, but he doesn’t really do it too much — only in the summer. But he’s kind of selfish too. He never cooks for me. I’m just the jack-of-all-trades type guy.BH: Are there any pranks that you guys like to pull on your teammates, or are you involved in any of that stuff?MZ: Yeah, we messed with the freshmen on the road this past weekend. We got a spare key when they were still down eating lunch and we went in there, and — I’ll leave that part out. But we went in there and ripped all of their bed sheets off and threw Nature Valley Granola bars all over and hid the remote control and messed with their bathroom a little bit.BH: What would you consider your spirit animal?MZ: Maybe a koala bear or something like that. They’re nice and fuzzy and cuddly. I’d probably go with one of those.last_img read more

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Anthony Joshua wants to rediscover passion before Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch

first_imgAnthony Joshua wants to rediscover his passion for boxing as he prepares for his rematch with unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.Ruiz stunned Joshua by technical knockout in the seventh round of the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO titles. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearA rematch is likely to take place in November or December, though a venue is yet to be decided.Joshua’s choice is Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, but Ruiz has refused to fight in the UK and a neutral venue is expected to be confirmed.However, Joshua insists he is paying little attention to the negotiations and is solely focused on regaining his titles.”I need to soak in the boxing environment again, get that passion back,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “The only fighter I’m interested in right now is Ruiz and beating him good so I can get those belts back.”The only guys I should be fighting are the best in the world. I feel like I can correct my wrongs. I’ve come from a tough background and I know Ruiz beating me is something I can overcome.”I see a lot of talking about what Ruiz wants. I don’t mind fighting in America, I’ve done it before. And I’d love to fight him [in the UK] because I went [to America] off my own back. So I’d love it to be in Cardiff. However, it’s going to be on neutral ground. I’ll battle for it to be in the UK. It’s my stomping ground.”The British fans that have been riding with me from day one want to see me get those belts back. To walk out in Cardiff in front of 70,000 or 80,000 people screaming for you to win. The energy running through your body is incredible, and it might give me the little bit of edge I need to win those belts.”I need to focus on my training. I know there’s a rematch, I know it’s going to be this year and it’s going to be on neutral ground. I want Ruiz to have a say, he’s the champion. I want to fight here, he wants to fight elsewhere. We’ll fight on neutral ground, no problem. I just want to focus on the win. I’m not interested when the decision is made or where it is.”You know what they say… He who laughs last laughs hardest #StayHungry pic.twitter.com/FBRuAE8h9V— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) July 10, 2019Joshua has elected not to have a warmup fight, a decision he has no doubt is the right one. MORE: Ruiz fires back after AJ’s venue comments”Anyone who tries to tell me different isn’t cut from the same cloth,” the 29-year-old said. “Who’s my warmup fight going to be? I don’t fight B-class heavyweights, I fight the best in the world. Ruiz has got what I want, so let’s get it on.”It’s a fight I know I can win, that’s what makes it important. What makes it even more important is how I prepare for this fight. [He could beat me again], that’s what makes it so important. It was a defining moment but I’m about to make it right.”last_img read more

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UPDATED: Team BC posts pair of wins to keep pace spot in 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Playoff Round

first_imgTeam BC lead Fred Thomson told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the Championship round the rink ws “feeling pretty good” about its game at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia.Thursday, the rink was on full display, posting a pair of wins to climb into third spot in Championship standings.Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson opened the day by defeating former Brier champ Ed Lukowich of Alberta 6-4.A steal of three in the fifth broke open a close game, allowing Team Ursel to capture the win.In the afternoon draw, Ursel defeated another former Brier rep, outlasting Brad Heidt of Saskatchewan 5-3.Trailing 2-1 after five ends, Ursel put up a three-spot on the board in the sixth end to take a 4-2 lead. Heidt scored a single in the seventh before Ursel added a single in the eighth for the two-point victory.Ursel now meets Bryan Cochrane of Ontario (6 a.m. PDT) and Matt Neufeld of Manitoba (10 a.m. PDT) Friday to complete the Championship round draw.Finishing in the top four guarantees Ursel a spot in Saturday’s playoff round.The winners advance to the final later in the day for the Canadian title.Team BC advances at 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships Team BC qualified for the Championship round after splitting a pair of games on Day three of the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships Wednesday in Digby, Nova Scotia.Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson opened the day by throttling Rod MacDonald of PEI 9-1 in five ends.However, Team BC surrendered a four spot in the first end against undefeated Alan O’Leary of host Nova Scotia en route to dropping a 8-5 decision to conclude the preliminary round tied for second spot in Pool B with a 4-2 record.“Tonight we were unfortunately not to have a better result,” Ursel’s third, Fred Thomson told The Nelson Daily.“I thought we actually outplayed them. We had a couple cracks at some big ends, but it just didn’t happen.”Ursel climbed back into the game against O’Leary, scoring a deuce in the second before stealing a single in the third to make the score 4-3.However, the O’Leary rink registered single points in the next three ends to rebuild the lead to 7-3, a margin to great to overcome for Team BC.“We had a chance to score three and tie it in the sixth, but Bob (Ursel) just missed his shot,” Thomson explained. “That’s a shot Bob usually makes all the time.”O’Leary and Bryan Cochrane of Ontario, winners of Pool B and A, respectively, now carry undefeated records into the seeding round, which begins Thursday.At press time, tournament officials had not posted the final draw. The only thing Team BC knew was that all championship rinks play at 9 a.m. local time, and the Ursel rink would be up against one of four Pool A teams include Ontario’s Cochrane, Randy Newfeld of Manitoba, Ed Lukowich of Alberta or Brad Heidt of Saskatchewan.“Even though we lost twice I thought we’re playing pretty good as a team,” Thomson said.“We’re feeling pretty good and we just want to get one of the four spots in the playoff round,” Thomson added. “It doesn’t matter if it’s first or fourth, we just want to get into the next round.”Thomson said Team BC is slated to have its game Live Streamed Thursday at 5 a.m. PDT.The game can be seen using this link.last_img read more

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LENNYFROMALIBU STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MAY 28, 2016

first_img            NOTES: Winning owner/breeder Pamela Ziebarth resides in Arcadia, CA. MARTY JONES, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “We ended up getting a great trip. You could tell after the first quarter mile that he was in the right spot and he was gonna be tough to beat. I keep feeling like I should’ve gotten more out of this horse, he’s a really good horse. Hopefully, there’s one more chapter in the book for him and he can string together five or six good races. Hopefully, we can finish off the year with something big with him.             FLAVIEN PRAT, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “Marty just asked me not to rush him. He broke so well and I had an easy lead. I was surprised to be on the lead that easily with him but after that when I asked him after crossing the dirt, he just took off.“I heard he is always good when he’s fresh and I didn’t know him, so the layoff wasn’t a concern for me. The way he went to the lead like that, so easily, I would say he likes to run fresh.” MIKE SMITH, FOREST CHATTER, SECOND: “I was the speed of the race and I got away extremely slow and basically just gave him (Ambitious Brew) about a four or five-length head start. At that point, I couldn’t do much about it. I tried to cut every corner I could after that and he really ran a gallant effort around the second turn but it gave him way too much to do and the winner got such an easy lead, it was over two jumps out of the gate.” PAM ZIEBARTH, OWNER/BREEDER AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “This is a great way for him to come back. The whole crew at the barn has been so happy with this horse. They were texting me this morning, telling me ‘We got this.’ We have 12 horses with Marty now and they’re all homebreds. Fifty percent of them are Cal-bred.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

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‘We’re going to the playoffs this year’: Khris Davis’ walk-off walk against Rangers instills confidence in Athletics clubhouse

first_imgKhris Davis chooses his words wisely. And it was with brief conviction following his walk-off walk that secured the A’s (60-47) 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers that he made a bold declaration.“I like where we’re at,” he said “We’re going to the playoffs this year.”The statement fit the sentiment that settled on the home team’s clubhouse. The win split the series 2-2, the two-win streak indicative of how this A’s team battles back. Sunday’s finale, too.“That whole game felt like a fist fight,” …last_img

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New, secure South African passport

first_imgThe Department of Home Affairs is taking a number of steps to improve the security of the South African passport, Safety and Security Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in Pretoria earlier this month. Fingerprint verification Rooting out corruption Meanwhile, the department’s counter-corruption unit continues to work in partnership with the South African Police Service and National Intelligence Agency to identify those within the department involved in corruption and fraud. As part of its turnaround strategy, the department is working to improve the integrity of “enabling documents” such as identity documents and passports, closing loopholes previously used by non-South African citizens to apply for a birth certificates, and tightening the production process for South African identity documents. Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said that, with the help of the new online verification system, when passports were produced at immigration points, the fingerprints that appeared on them would be checked against those that appeared on the online system to ensure a match. South Africans who apply for a new passport from April 2009 will be introduced to a new document with complex security features. The department is also introducing an online fingerprint verification system that will eliminate the role of third parties in the application and collection of passports. “There are many ways that we have devised to intercept [people who] are abusing passports,” she said. Source: BuaNews Integrity of documents 23 March 2009 During the 2008/09 financial year, 66 Home Affairs officials were arrested and a further 18 suspended on allegations of fraud.last_img read more

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10 months agoIcardi family rift goes public between brother and wife

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Icardi family rift goes public between brother and wifeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan captain Mauro Icardi says he won’t be pressured into signing a new deal.However, a family rift has been revealed involving his wife and agent, Wanda Nara.Icardi posted to Instagram: “I want to clarify to all the fans who read work written by pseudo-journalists in ‘serious’ newspapers, which write or give instructions to write without knowing or having a real idea of the facts, that my renewal will only take place when Inter make me a correct and concrete offer.“Only after that can we talk about my renewal with truth, while putting to one side the lies that have been spread.”His brother Guido, on the other hand, could not resist a dig at Nara, suggesting she was a ‘parasite’.“Of course, he turns over €20,000 a week to me …” replied the tattoo artist to a question about whether Mauro helped him financially.When asked about his relationship with Mauro, he responded: “I never said that it was all bad with him, just that there are too many parasites attached to his wallet, but he’s an example for me and I love him generally speaking.”So what does he think about his sibling’s wife?“Obviously…” he wrote, followed by a vomiting emoji. last_img read more

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