Premier League quiz: Test your knowledge as the top flight returns from the international break

first_imgThe Premier League makes its long-awaited return this weekend after a rather tedious, two-week international break.There are some enticing looking encounters across the country, with Manchester City v Liverpool on Saturday night – a match you can listen to exclusively live on talkSPORT from 5.30pm BST – the pick of the bunch.But how is good is your recent knowledge ahead of the ten top-flight fixtures?Wrack your brains and give our quiz a go…About | Privacy | Terms 1 Manchester City v Liverpool last_img read more

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR MISS DONEGAL 2016

first_imgFEATURES: Tickets have now officially gone on sale for Miss Donegal 2016, which will take place at The Station House Hotel, on Friday, May 13th. The glitzy bash will see the winner of Miss Donegal represent the county at Miss Ireland later in the summer. Tickets are priced at just €25, and that will include a buffet, champagne reception, red carpet reception and a host of top-class artists performing live on the night.Irish TV will also be on attendance and a large crowd is expected to attend the event.Thirty-eight girls have been selected to take part, so tickets will sell fast for the glamorous event.So make sure and get to The Station House Hotel, and purchase tickets for the event before they sell-out. There will also be a raffle on the night, and there are some incredible prizes up for grabs.There will also be a prize for the most glamorous attendee on the night!The doors will open to the public at 7pm!For more information click on the Miss Donegal 2016 Facebook (see link below)https://www.facebook.com/MissDonegal/?fref=tsTICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR MISS DONEGAL 2016 was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFacebookFeaturesMiss Donegal 2016newsThe Station House Hotellast_img read more

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Air Force retires ‘Hanoi Taxi’ C-141

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The aircraft have served NASA, conducted Antarctic resupply flights for nearly three decades and flown scientific missions for two decades. From 2003 until their last combat mission last September, C-141 crews flew more than 70 percent of the flights evacuating injured American military personnel from the Middle East and Afghanistan. The Air Force now uses Lockheed Martin C-5 transports, which the company is upgrading with new engines and aviation electronic equipment, and Boeing C-17 transports, as well as Lockheed Martin’s smaller C-130 transports. The last Air Force C-141 aircraft was known as the “Hanoi Taxi,” because in 1973 it made the first flight into North Vietnam to retrieve American prisoners of war released by the North Vietnamese government. On that first flight the jet flew out 40 former prisoners, many of whom were present for a reunion in conjunction with the jet’s retirement. For its retirement, it was flown from one side of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to the other, making several passes over its new home: the National Museum of the United States Air Force, formerly known as the Air Force Museum. “This last aircraft to be retired has a particularly poignant past since this is the aircraft that carried out the first Operation Homecoming,” said Reynolds. “With the retirement of this aircraft, we remember and commemorate that important flight with great respect for all the missions of the aircraft, the crews who have flown it and the treasured passengers and cargo it has transported.” The aircraft was first flown in 1967 and went through two major modifications. It was first brought up to C-141B standards in the late 1970s. In the early 1990s, the aircraft was equipped with digital avionics and became a C-141C. After several weeks of preparation and preservation, the Hanoi Taxi will go on public display this summer in the museum’s outdoor airpark. Counting the Hanoi Taxi, a total of 13 StarLifters are preserved as static displays at bases where the aircraft were formerly stationed or in museums around the country. The StarLifter was the first production aircraft to be completely designed by engineers at the company’s division in Marietta, Ga. A total of 285 C-141 aircraft were built at the Marietta facility, from 1963 to 1968. One StarLifter was delivered as a commercial L-300 transport and was used as a company demonstrator. It was later used by NASA as an airborne observatory. A total of 251 C-141s have been retired to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where they eventually will be dismantled.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – The U.S. Air Force has retired its last Lockheed Martin StarLifter cargo plane to the Air Force’s national museum. A frequent sight into the 1990s over the Antelope Valley, where pilots flew it on training missions out of now-closed Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino County, the C-141 was the world’s first jet-powered transport when it entered operational service in 1965. “The C-141 has a noble record of achievement in its support of the U.S. military. Participating in every military operation from Vietnam to Iraqi Freedom, StarLifter crews have also performed humanitarian relief flights to nearly 70 countries on six continents,” said Ross Reynolds, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of air mobility. Most recently, the StarLifter carried supplies to people affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. last_img read more

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DONEGAL LGFA: TERMON AND FOUR MASTERS FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL IN ULSTER

first_imgTERMON and Four Masters flew the Donegal flag high in their Ladies Football Ulster clashes today.Termon had easy passage in the Senior Championship while Four Masters had two points to spare in their Intermediate clashFrancie Friel’s Termon moved one step closer to another Ulster final when they delivered a comprehensive defeat to Newtownbutler on Sunday in a one sided first round tie winning by 10-09 to 1-02. Best for Termon was outstanding Nicole Mc Laughlin, Emer Gallagher, Lauren Mc Ilwaine with the McCaffertys also to the fore.Newtowbutler who battled hard against the odds had good performances from Michelle Burke, Maura Mc Donald, Aine Breen and Noelle Connolly.Termon panel was Laura Gallagher, Lauren Mc Ilwaine, Petra McCafferty, Emer Gallagher, Maria Carr, Roisin McCafferty, Olive McCafferty, Shannon McGroddy, Nicole McLaughlin, Sharon McLaughlin, Grainne McDaid, Dara Kelly, Maureen O’Donnell, Geraldine McLaughlin, Roisin Friel.Newtownbutler panel : Janine Monahan, Sinead Burke, Aine Johnston, Antoinette Rice, Cliodhna Jackman, Aine McBrien, Marcella Monahan, Denise Chapman, Danica Beattie, Caaitlinn Padain, Maria Connolly, Glenda McDonald, Erin Cadden, Noelle Connolly, Rose Connolly Four Masters progressed also against Fermanagh opposition.The Donegal Town club won 1-10 to 1-08 in a closely fought match against Lisnaskea. DONEGAL LGFA: TERMON AND FOUR MASTERS FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL IN ULSTER was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:four mastersLisnaskeaNewtownbutlerTermonUlster Championshiplast_img read more

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MODEL ROISIN IN THE DRIVING SEAT – EVEN WITHOUT A FULL LICENSE!

first_imgCreeslough woman Roisin McConway may be in the driving seat for next weekend’s Miss Ireland contest but she certainly hasn’t a license to win it!The 19 year old model has been picked by SEAT to represent the car giant in the finals at the D4 Hotel in Dublin.Part of her prize has been the keys to a brand new SEAT Leon. However the former butcher and now student teacher can’t get behind the wheel because she doesn’t have a full license.She revealed “I think it takes about six weeks to get a date. I’m going to reapply for my provisional just in case.”With her stunning looks, getting a date should be the least of Roisin’s troubles!Ends MODEL ROISIN IN THE DRIVING SEAT – EVEN WITHOUT A FULL LICENSE! was last modified: August 7th, 2011 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:CreesloughMISS IRELANDROISIN MCCONWAYlast_img read more

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GOVERNMENT MUST HONOUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – McCONALOGUE

first_imgMental health supports in schools. Fianna F·il launch National Strategy on Youth Mental Health, aimed at promoting positive mental health in the education system and tackling the alarming rate of suicide among young people. Pictured by Conor McCabe Photography.The Dáil will this week debate a motion put forward by Fianna Fáil’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue calling on the Government to honour its commitments to people with disabilities.The Donegal Deputy has accused Fine Gael and Labour of ‘a sustained and targeted attack’ on people with disabilities over the past 12 months. He has appealed to the Government TDs in Donegal to stand up for disability services and keep the promises made in the Programme for Government.“It has been a year of cutbacks, fear and frustration for people with disabilities. Things are now so bad that a number of people in Donegal who are genuinely worried that they may no longer be able to live independently,” said Deputy McConalogue. “In the space of just a year, the Government has managed to dismantle a range services and supports for people with disabilities, their families and their carers. Ministers have returned to the disability sector again and again clearly treating it as a soft option for easy cuts. This is both deeply unfair and extremely short-sighted, and it will have long-term consequences for our health and education services both locally and nationally.”Deputy McConalogue spelled out what he described as the Government’s ‘the roll of dishonour’ over the past 12 months:– Hundreds of school leavers with disabilities left with nowhere to go this September after funding was slashed for organisations providing training places for school leavers with special needs.– A ruthless review of the Domiciliary Care Allowance resulting in 63% of all applications rejected in the first six months of the year. Up to half of children with autism refused. – The Government forced into ‘reviewing’ a series of cuts to disability payments announced in Budget 2012 following strong opposition – but the threat of these cuts remains.– Minister for Health James Reilly attempting to cover holes in his health budget in August with a €10 million cut to Personal Assistants for people with disabilities, but forced into a u-turn following public outcry led by disability campaigners.– The slash and burn of Home Help hours, also announced in August by Minister Reilly to cover his own mistakes, having a profound impact on people with disabilities across the countryThe Donegal Deputy concluded: “The Dáil motion this week asks Government TDs in Donegal and across the country to do just one thing: Honour their own commitments to people with disabilities in the Programme for Government.“Fianna Fáil’s alternative budget proves that there is a fairer way to recovery – that it is possible to meet the budgetary target of €3.5billion next year while protecting services and supports for people with disabilities. The Government can make the same decision and ensure that people with disabilities are not targeted for more savage cuts in next year’s budget.” GOVERNMENT MUST HONOUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – McCONALOGUE was last modified: December 4th, 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:Charlie McConalogue TDdonegaldaily.comfianna failFine GaelGOVERNMENT MUST HONOUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – McCONALOGUElast_img read more

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222 million euro deal for Neymar ‘not expensive’, says Mourinho

first_img(FILES) This file photo taken on November 09, 2016 showsBrazil’s national team player Neymar gesturing during a training session at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, ahead of their WC 2018 qualifier against Argentina next November 10.Neymar will leave prematurely the Catalan club the player announced on arrival to a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on August 2, 2017 following a rumor that he is considering a move to French club PSG. / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SAManchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he does not believe the record-shattering $260 million (222 million euro) transfer fee Paris St.-Germain are willing to pay for Neymar is expensive.But the Reds boss, speaking after his side beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Dublin in a pre-season friendly, is concerned how the staggering figure will affect future transfers.ADVERTISEMENT “He wants to get the cup, the medal and be in the pictures but one doctor wants to close him in a small room because of the doping control.“It’s very hard to control a player in this situation and UEFA should consider this. It’s not a normal match — it’s a cup, a medal, a celebration. It’s everything.“There was no wrongdoing in his behavior, just a human desire to celebrate. I feel really sorry for him and I don’t think it’s fair.“I would (appeal) if I was him. If you do that you have the risk of even more punishment but it’s a decision I will leave with him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Neymar’s long road to football transfer history Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant “Neymar is one of the best players in the world, so commercially that is very strong but the problem is not Neymar — the problem is the consequences.”Mourinho was speaking after a late Juan Mata goal gave his United team victory in their final pre-season game, after a Dennis Praet strike had cancelled out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first half goal.The win puts United in a confident mood ahead of next Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid in Macedonia.Mourinho revealed the club are likely to appeal the two-game European ban handed to Phil Jones after verbally abusing anti-doping officials after the Europa League final win in May.“Put yourself in his position. He wins a European cup and wants to celebrate with his team,” Mourinho said.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Mourinho shelled out $111 million (105.2 million euros) last summer to re-sign their former midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, but the French outfit are poised to double that record to tempt the Brazilian from Barcelona.“When we signed Paul Pogba, I said he was not expensive,” Mourinho said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Expensive are the ones that get to a certain level without a certain quality. I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive.“Expensive is the fact there will now be more players at £100m, more players at £50m, more players at £60m — that’s the problem. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

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Govt offloads 1.6 lakh tonnes pulses seized from hoarders

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) About 1.16 lakh tonnes of pulses seized from hoarders have been disposed off in the open market so far to boost supply and contain rising prices.In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, the Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan informed that 1,16,334.85 tonnes of pulses have been disposed off in the market out of 1,26,758.59 tonnes seized from hoarders.Total 14,482 raids were conducted in 14 states and Union Territories.In Maharashtra, 78,232.35 tonnes of pulses have been offloaded out of 80,167.44 tonnes seized from hoarders, while in Karnataka, 23,708.34 tonnes have been diposed out of 25,545.83 tonnes.Replying to another question, the minister informed the house that the government is importing pulses through state-owned trading agency MMTC.The delivery of 6,000 tonnes of tur dal and 1,000 tonnes of urad dal from Myanmar is expected.About 4,927 tonnes of imported tur has been delivered out of 5,000 tonnes contracted from Malawi.Pulses output is estimated to increase marginally to 17.33 million tonnes in 2015-16 crop year from last years 17.15 million tonnes though its still not sufficient to meet domestic demand.Indian imports about 4-5 million tonnes of pulses every year to meet demand. PTI MJH SOMlast_img read more

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Sock Levels U.S. With Uzbekistan

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Jack Sock breezed past Farrukh Dustov in straight sets Sept. 18 to draw the United States level with Uzbekistan at 1-1 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff.The 29th-ranked Sock was rarely in trouble against the little-known Dustov, who is ranked 129 places lower, winning his first career Davis Cup match 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour, 52 minutes.Earlier, Steve Johnson made his Davis Cup debut in a tough five-set loss to Denis Istomin. The two players took turns dictating periods of the match before the 62nd-ranked Istomin prevailed 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-5 against Johnson, who is ranked 15 places higher.On Sept. 19, Johnson and Sam Querrey face Istomin and Dustov in the doubles before the reverse singles Sept. 20.The U.S. is trying to continue its 26-year-stay in the top-tier World Group.last_img read more

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