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Jose Mourinho admitted he felt ‘betrayed’ by his players after Chelsea slumped to another defeat at Leicester on Monday night.The Blues lost their ninth game of the season at the King Power Stadium, with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez scoring to keep up the Foxes’ remarkable run of form.Chelsea, who grabbed a consolation through Loic Remy, are now just a point above the relegation zone and a staggering 20 points behind Claudio Ranieri’s leaders.It has been a disastrous season for the champions and Mourinho blasted his players for ignoring his orders in his post-match press conference.After admitting he feels ‘ashamed’ by their lowly position, he said: “One of my best qualities is that I can read the game and identify the strengths of the opponent and tell my players what they are. So it is a big frustration to accept the goals because my work was betrayed, if that is the right word.“I worked four days on this match. I prepared everything related to the opponent. I identified four movements where they scored almost all their goals.“My players got all that information, you can ask them, they are honest guys who will tell you it is true. But in the situations I identify, we concede the first and second goal. The mistakes were there.“But Leicester fought with everything and defended with everything and they deserved it.” Chelsea’s fall from grace is remarkable – they stand 16th in the table – and Mourinho offered an explanation that asked fresh questions of his players.“One possibility is that I did an amazing job last season and brought the players to a level that is not their level and now they can’t maintain it,” he said.Eden Hazard limped off with a hip injury during the first half and despite Mourinho encouraging him to play on, the Belgian appeared to dismiss his boss before walking off down the tunnel.On Hazard’s injury, the Portuguese said: “In 10 seconds, Hazard made the decision to come off himself. It must be something serious.”Asked if Chelsea were out of the race for the top four, he replied: “Yes, clearly.”
Donegal actor Art Parkinson has been making the headlines regularly this month as his latest movie picks up the most prestigious nominations in Hollywood and around the world.The animated adventure Kubo and the Two Strings has just been nominated for a BAFTA award, which is just one more accolade to add to its success.Art voices Kubo, the main character of the film. At the age of 15, Art has already had an exciting acting career and rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in showbiz – including the cast of Game of Thrones and his Kubo co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron and Ralph Fiennes. This latest Bafta nomination is an exciting honour for Art. Speaking to Donegal Daily today, he said: ” I am honoured to be a part of a project that was nominated for such a prestigious award and excited for what the future brings for Kubo and the Two Strings.”Art is a Moville native who studies at Coláiste Chineál Eoghain – when he’s not out making blockbuster movies and TV series that is!“My school Coláiste Chineál Eoghain is holding their annual open night on Tuesday 17 January next and I would like to encourage people who are interested in Irish medium education to come and check us out,” he said.Art’s life isn’t like the average Donegal teen – jetting between film sets, premieres and then back to the classroom in Buncrana. We asked him how he balances a showbiz life with school. “It’s very easy as I have a very supportive school in CCE and I have a great tutor in Ruaidhrí Mac Manus who is also an Irish speaker and he keeps me up to date with my work,” he said. Art has also been announced as the new ambassador for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017, which gives him a great opportunity to share his love of the Irish language and highlight the work of his school, Coláiste Chineál Eoghain.“I am very excited to be Ambassador for Seachtain na Gaeilge and I look forward to being a part of the project. As an Ambassador it’s my job to promote Irish culture and encourage the use of the Irish language.” Exclusive: Donegal actor Art Parkinson talks showbiz… and school! was last modified: January 13th, 2017 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)
It’s all systems go for Letterkenny AC’s annual 5K turkey trot which takes take place on Sunday, December 2nd at 11.30 am.The race, which will be held in association with United Health Group, will be run over the popular inter-firms course.The ten runners who run closest to their predicted times will win a turkey. Entry fee is eight euro and remember, watches are strictly forbidden! Looking ahead to the race, Letterkenny AC Chairman, Brendan McDaid said he was hopeful of a good turnout.“It’s been a few months since there’s been a road race locally and with the weather forecast good for Sunday, we are confident of that the race will attract a large entry,” he commented.Registrations will be taken at Aura from 10 am.ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE LETTERKENNY AC TURKEY TROT was last modified: December 1st, 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:Letetrkenny ACturkey trot
Meg and her medals!On Friday two local gymnasts travelled to Belfast to compete in the Northern Region Special Olympics Gymnastics Competition in the Belvoir Activity Centre.Twelve year old Meg Carr from Hawthorn Heights competed in Level One and came first in the Floor Routine, the Beam Routine, the Bars and the Vault and also won the All Round Female category for her level.Thirty one year old Patrick Quinlivan from the Long Lane area competed in Level Four and came first in the Men’s Floor Routine, the Pommell Horse, the Rings, the Parallel Bars, the High Bar and the Vault and also won the All Round Male category for his level. Congratulations are extended to both gymnasts for all their hard work especially with the new routines.Meg & PatrickMeg and Proud Sister Nell!All hail Meg! Meg with members of LCGC MEG AND PATRICK PICK UP GYMNASTIC GOLD! was last modified: May 19th, 2013 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:MEG AND PATRICK PICK UP GYMNASTIC GOLD!
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University men’s and women’s golf teams unveiled the Zach Johnson golf room. “We are beyond blessed by Zach Johnson’s generosity and are forever grateful for his help making this possible,” head women’s coach Rachael Pruett said. “The updates to the golf room will make an immediate impact on our early spring play. Our short games will be in “mid-season form” earlier in the season thanks to our improved golf room.” Through Johnson’s extremely generous donation, the Zach Johnson Golf Room features a new Southwest Greens putting surface, LED lighting and graphics by FASTSIGNS inside the Drake Fieldhouse. Johnson, a 1998 graduate of Drake, is the reigning British Open champion and winner of the 2007 Masters Tournament. “We now have great space to work on our putting and chipping that will hopefully transfer to the golf course when we compete in the spring. That was one area we were really lacking was a quality and realistic place to putt,” head men’s coach Matt Lewis said. “This will have an immediate impact on developing our putting and ultimately improve our scoring. This will also help with recruiting by giving the current and future golfers a place that they want to practice in!” Print Friendly Version
The next outing in the Donegal Regatta season take place this Sunday on Dunlewey Lake. Hosted by Cloughaneely Rowing Club, Cumann na GCurach Ccf, this will be the first Skiff Regatta hosted by the club.Around 200 competitors are expected from the 10 clubs around the County. Racing will be extremely competitive as teams battle it out across 11 categories including U14, U16, U18, U21, Senior Ladies and Men as well as a Senior Mixed category.The location for the Regatta is the popular Ionad Cois Locha at Dunlewey making the Regatta a great Day out for all the Family.The Category Draws will take place at 12pm, with the first race off at 1pm.Skiff Racing has been on the increase over the past few years and now visits the Dunlewey area for the first time. So for a fun filled day with lots of thrills and hopefully no spills, Dunlewey lake is the place to be this Sunday.POPULAR REGATTA AT SCENIC DUNLEWEY LAKE THIS SUNDAY was last modified: June 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDunlewey LakeREAGATTA
Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has warned that Donegal’s health service will be hurt again by the Government’s plans to freeze recruitment and overtime for three months.The cost-cutting measures, which emerged in a HSE letter this week, have been slammed as ‘idiotic’ by the Sinn Féin Senator.Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “The decision to suspend recruitment in the HSE in 2007 has been the root of a lot of the staffing problems in the health service in Donegal currently, so it baffles me that the Minister would go down this road again, even for a three-month period. “Penalising hospitals like Letterkenny for spending on healthcare, while at the same time failing to invest adequately in primary care, is unfair and unsustainable.“Furthermore, to announce to Irish medical and healthcare professionals who are living abroad and may be thinking of returning home that the health service is suspending recruitment is ridiculous.”MacLochlainn said that the overtime ban will have the worst impact on the health service and called for clarity on the impending changes.He said: “It is an overtime ban which will cause significant damage to the health service. Due to staffing problems as a result of the recruitment and retention crisis, the health service can only function because nurses, doctors, radiologists, physiotherapists, and others work overtime. “Often, they do not want to work this overtime, but they do it because they have to out of a duty to their patients.“This overtime will still have to be worked in order to ensure there is adequate staffing levels to provide patient safety and essential services – the Minister must explain if staff who have to work overtime because they cannot leave patients or wards will be paid for that overtime.”The local impact of the measures could be far-reaching in Donegal, warned Senator MacLochlainn: “We already know that the outrageous overspend on the National Children’s Hospital has hurt health services in Donegal with reports of less theatre time at our major hospital and growing waiting lists. And there is no doubt that key projects will be delayed and even lost in time.“Now, the Minister announces this ill -conceived recruitment and overtime ban“No one is claiming that there is not a need to have sensible and controlled budgets in the health service, as well as implementing sensible structural changes and the rolling out of cost saving measures, but to regress to the point where you freeze recruitment and ban overtime is quite frankly idiotic.” Recruitment ban will harm Donegal’s health service, warns Senator was last modified: April 9th, 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:HSESenator Padraig Mac Lochlainn
Brand South Africa’s mission is to encourage citizens to find opportunities that promote Nation Brand pride and patriotism. The importance of a patriotic society results in a strengthened Nation Brand image and competitiveness.This is why South African multi award-winning record producer DJ Black Coffee in partnership with stand-up comedian, actor and writer Kagiso Lediga are bringing to the cinemas, their highly anticipated film MATWETWE (WIZARD) from Friday, 25th January 2019.MATWETWE is a coming of age adventure following Lefa (Sibusiso Khwinana) and Papi (Tebatso Mashishi), best friends and recent high school graduates, as they hustle through their young lives. Over the course of an action-packed New Years Eve in the iconic township of Atteridgeville, the boys try to score a huge deal, dodge a kingpin gangster and his violent minions, get the girl and ultimately save their lives in this hilarious escapade.The South African film industry has had a positive impact on the economy, as confirmed by The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in its Economic Impact Assessment study. The film industry had a R5.4 billion contribution to the GDP, compared to the R3.5 billion in 2013.Brand South Africa calls on citizens to go out in their numbers to support this local production at the more than 800 cinemas across the country in support of this authentic South African story filled with adventure and comedy. #MatwetweWatch the trailer Matwetwe (Wizard)
Adolescent girls are learning though a cycling centred programme how to deal with other aspects of life. (Image: DMA Facebook)In a densely populated township in the north of Johannesburg, where it’s hard for people to make ends meet, a leadership programme focusing on adolescent girls and a biking academy are making a positive difference.Girl Ignite Africa, a leadership programme for girls centred on cycling, was founded by Lerato Motsamai, the managing director of Petrolink Retail Fuels Consultancy. The idea of cycling for a better future was born when Motsamai was stuck in traffic for hours in 2010 because of the 94.7km Cycle Challenge. She watched the participants cycling through Joburg and was prompted to join them.Motsamai decided to take up cycling for fun on her own; she later teamed up with Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy (DMA). The sprawling township, Diepsloot, is in northern Joburg, next to the flourishing suburb of Fourways. Motsamai’s partnership with DMA was targeted at helping girls make changes in their lives.“I was inspired. I told myself one of these days I was going to buy myself a bike – and little did I know that the bug had bitten,” she told Motsamai told Youth Fit Africa.Launched in April 2014, Girl Ignite Africa focuses on adolescent girls up to the age of 20. “It is a life skills programme that is centred on girls. It is a world-class programme, though still in the piloting phase… I meet the girls every Saturday after they have completed their morning cycling training, and their maths, science and English tutoring. We start the day with two hours of cycling.”TAKING CYCLING HEAD ONIn 2012, before setting up Girl Ignite Africa, Motsamai bought herself a road bike and started cycling. She entered several competitions, some in the name of charity. Through her partnership with Africa Tikkun, an early childhood development centre in Diepsloot and various other townships, Cycling 4 Filling Tummies was born. Under its banner, she rode for charity in races such as the 94.7 Cycle Challenge, the Jacaranda Satellite Challenge and, most recently, her first PnP Cape Argus.Girl Ignite Africa not only focuses on cycling and school subjects. Girls on the programme are also exposed to meditation and yoga, as well as entrepreneurship, financial literacy and other disciplines. They are also enrolled in the prestigious President’s Award Bronze Level. According to Motsamai, the programme aims to develop the girls’ full potential, including spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and culturally.“I want to bring out the creativity and the cultural aspect of education as an enhancement to the current education system that focuses on academics only. By bringing out those creative dimensions, you allow the child to be confident in all areas of her life, and can compete on an equal footing with her peers from privileged backgrounds,” she said.A GREAT PARTNERSHIPThe DMA is also making a contribution to the people of Diepsloot. It was established in 2006 with the objective of providing opportunities to underprivileged youth from Diepsloot through cycling and life skills programmes.The DMA’s sports development and youth empowerment programme provides its members with educational support, access to mentorship and personal development, and opportunities to participate in recreational and competitive cycling activities.Participants in the programme range in age from 10 to 24 years. There are 70 members at present, of whom about 50 attend the club every weekend. They come from the schools in the area. To get club membership, participants must attend the club for eight consecutive weeks.Besides cycling, the DMA tutors its participants in English and maths and helps high-performing students to get bursaries. The long-term vision of the DMA is to develop each youngster into a well-rounded, skilled individual who is able to earn a sustainable income and provide for their families.