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first_imgMurray wins BBC award BIRMINGHAM, England (AP): Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time after winning the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles in 2016 and also finishing the season as the world’s top-ranked player. Murray won the domestic award in 2013 and 2015, too. The 29-year-old Murray capped the best season of his career by beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP finals in London and claim a fifth straight title, earning him the year-end No. 1 ranking. He hasn’t lost since September 16. Two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee was second in the voting and Olympic show-jumping gold medalist Nick Skelton came third at a ceremony in Birmingham, central England.last_img

EU referendum result produces some funny Raheem Sterling

first_img1 Raheem Sterling hasn’t been at his best during the Euros.Neither have the England team, but Man City’s £49m signing has taken the bulk of the flak.So when, in the wake of the EU referendum which saw Britain opt to leave the European Union, the sterling plunged to a 31-year-old low, people could not resist tweeting jokes about the player’s displays so far in France.Here, talkSPORT gathered a selection of them.STATISTICALLY THIS IS THE BEST XI AT EURO 2016 EU referendum result leads to jokes about Raheem Sterling and England at Euro 2016 last_img

Revolution in education

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“And, in raw relief, you can see the shortage of community policing that plagues every neighborhood in our city, from Watts to Woodland Hills, from Toluca Lake to Silver Lake.” But it was reform of the Los Angeles Unified School District that brought out Villaraigosa’s greatest passion and represented his boldest proposal. Speaking directly to teachers to join him in revolutionizing the schools, the mayor said he was devoted to changing the LAUSD to bring greater accountability into the system – from educators, parents and students. Toward that end, he wants to see the bureaucracy streamlined and the savings put into classrooms and teacher salaries. “Unless we face the crisis in our schools, we will never truly hold ourselves to account. We can’t be a great global city if we lose half of our work force before they graduate from high school. We’ll never realize the promise of our people if we choose to remain a city where 81 percent of middle-school students are trapped in failing schools. I believe we need to make our schools more accountable.” Students and parents need to be willing to take responsibility, including parent compacts on being involved with their children’s education, allowing school uniforms and increasing the number of charter schools in the city. Promising to confront the city’s problems and make each tax dollar count, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposed on Tuesday a six-year experiment in school reform led by an education czar empowered to streamline the bureaucracy and oversee schools largely run by parents, teachers and principals. In his first State of the City address since being elected mayor last year, Villaraigosa told an audience of more than 300 people at the Accelerated School, a South Los Angeles charter, that he is committed to ending the city’s deficit spending while still hiring more police officers and dealing with the problems of traffic, homelessness, air pollution and more. Using the school site as an example of the problems and opportunities facing the city, Villaraigosa said L.A. needed to “accelerate our ambitions” and urged the public to “dream with him” of a green and growing city that was safe and afforded opportunity to all to prosper. “Here in South L.A, we have many of the residents of our city who work the hardest and earn the least,” Villaraigosa said. “It’s here in South L.A. that you see the most pervasive problems Angelenos face. Here, you can sense the frustration every commuter feels. Villaraigosa said it isn’t legally possible for him to take direct control of the LAUSD because so many other cities are part of the district. Instead, he will seek state legislation that would strip the school district of most of its authority except student discipline and parent advocacy. The legislation would then allow for the creation of a council of mayors that would pick a superintendent with extensive power over the budget, personnel and instruction programs. “I think Los Angeles should have the biggest say since we have 80 percent of the students in the district,” the mayor said in a meeting earlier Tuesday with Daily News editors and reporters. Aides to Villaraigosa said they did not believe that a vote by the public would be needed to institute the changes. The bill contains a 2013 sunset clause to require a review of how the new district was performing, based on test scores, attendance, dropout rates and other factors. The mayor’s plan drew criticism from LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer, who is retiring this year, and others. Romer called the mayor’s plan “radical” and questioned whether it could win approval. He accused Villaraigosa of ignoring the success of the district’s school building program and achievements in raising test scores. “I work for a Board of Education and they don’t like it,” Romer said. “I don’t like it.” A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said he will continue to oppose mayoral control. “We’re working very hard to develop collaboration with the mayor,” Duffy said. “But, this is the one area where we disagree. One of our concerns with mayoral control is that the schools are a nearly $7 billion-a-year operation. What if the city decides it needs money for some emergency and decides to take it? There will be nothing we can do.” However, former Mayor Richard Riordan, who is past state secretary of education, praised the proposal. “I think it’s the kind of bold change we need,” Riordan said. “I wish I could have done something like this when I was mayor.” Rep. Dianne Watson, D-Los Angeles, a former school board member, said she supported part of the mayor’s plan, but believed there was room for a compromise with other proposals short of a full mayoral takeover. “I have to say he has courage,” Watson said. “And we all agree something needs to be done.” On purely city government issues, Villaraigosa again stressed his proposal to expand the Los Angeles Police Department by 1,000 officers over the next four years with a trash fee, starting at $7 more a month for residents on top of the $11 already charged. It is needed, he said, to stand up to the problem of crime and gangs. “We will not continue to be a great global city if we continue to hold the dubious distinction as the most underpoliced big city in America.” The mayor did not offer many details of his programs – many will be coming out Thursday with the release of his proposed budget – but he did say he planned to be fiscally conservative with future spending, working to overcome a $295 million structural deficit over the next five years. This is being done with $49 million in savings made since he took office and expectations of an additional $40 million in efficiency savings this year. Villaraigosa said he is creating a performance division within his office that will go over spending in each city agency to find savings. On transportation, the mayor said he plans to create a “gridlock tiger team” of traffic officers, who will be dispatched to traffic hot spots around the city on a daily basis to deal with areas where there is the most congestion. He also plans to increase the budget for street resurfacing and maintenance. Other city efforts will increase summer youth job programs, expanded library hours and after-school programs. “We can do all these things – put more cops on our streets, work to keep traffic moving, we can green our city, we can make new our commitment to deal humanely with the homeless,” Villaraigosa said. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

18 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DONEGAL MAN IN CANNABIS GROW HOUSE SCAM

first_imgA DONEGAL man who rented a farmhouse to a Chinese drugs gang so they could grow more than €200,000 worth of cannabis has been sent to prison for 18 months.Ivan Mahon, (47),  of Cavangarden, Ballyshannon, was jailed for two years with the last six months suspended for knowingly allowing his property to be used for growing drugs.Mahon’s brother David was Assistant Grand Master of the Orange Order. Donegal Circuit Court heard that when gardai raided the house at Garvannagh near Ballintra on January 24, 2013, Ivan Mahon had fled over nearby fields.The grow house was being dismantled and some of the equipment was in Mahon’s jeep. Cannabis worth €212,000 was inside and two Chinese nationals arrested.Judge John O’Hagan said he had given a suspended sentence to one of them because of his age and he had been suffering from dementia whilst the second Chinese national had been jailed for three years, with the last year suspended.Detective Sergeant Barry Doyle said when he arrested Mahon later he had denied involvement in the drugs operation, only admitting some involvement in the latter stages of eight interviews.Judge O’Hagan said Mahon’s role in the drugs operation was different from many other Irish nationals who had perhaps rented premises to people not knowing what their plans were.“There is an epidemic of these grow houses right across Ireland. They are in every county and gardai are working ceaselessly to find then,” said the judge.He said Mahon knew what he was doing and the consequences of his actions.“It leads to a lot of trouble and misery in our society,” said the judge.He jailed Mahon for two years but suspended the last six month of the sentence as Mahon had pleaded guilty.Mahon was handcuffed and led from the court.18 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DONEGAL MAN IN CANNABIS GROW HOUSE SCAM was last modified: March 24th, 2015 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:cannabisdrugsIvan MahonOrange Orderlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOW

first_imgMaurice and Seamus at the awardsTHERE was a large Donegal presence as the Tir Conaill Harps Gaelic Football Club held their sell-out Awards dinner dance on in the Radisson hotel, Glasgow, at the weekend.Among the guests were Club Chairman Maurice Friel and Club Sponsor Seamus Shields of Advance Construction, both Donegal men.Young person of the year Declan Samson was presented with his award from the Irish Consul in Scotland Susan Conlon. Declan gets his gong!    PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOW was last modified: May 2nd, 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:PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOWlast_img read more

Chelsea reportedly join chase for 18-year-old Portuguese starlet

first_img Latest Chelsea News Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Trincao finished the campaign as joint top scorer on five goals.As a result, A Bola claim he is being pursued by multiple top sides, including Chelsea.Their report states Juventus made a €7m offer for his services, but the club are holding out for €12m. Chelsea are reportedly one of a number of clubs who are currently targeting Trincao.The Portuguese winger caught the eye at the under-19 Euros this summer, as his country emerged victorious. shining smart causal Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REVEALED silverware REVEALED center_img gameday cracker punished Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REAL DEAL Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Chelsea, Sevilla and Monaco are the three latest sides to enter the race for his signature, with RB Leipzig, Lyon and Roma already known to be interested.His current release clause is set at €15m, though this will rise to €30m by the end of the month. 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Trincao is an under-19s European Champion last_img read more

ELAINE SCOOPS €12,500 FOR HER DAD ON WINNING STREAK

first_imgElaine McIntyre, playing on behalf of her father, William John McIntyre from Donegal Town won €12,500 as the Dream Player on last Saturday’s  National Lottery Winning Streak TV Gameshow held in RTE.Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were from left: Marty Whelan, Gameshow Host, Elaine McIntyre, daughter of William John McIntyre, Harry Cooke, Head of Operations, The National Lottery, William John McIntyre, Dream Player and Geri Maye, Gameshow Host.  ELAINE SCOOPS €12,500 FOR HER DAD ON WINNING STREAK was last modified: November 12th, 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:500 FOR HER DAD ON WINNING STREAKDonegal Townelaine mcintyreELAINE SCOOPS €12last_img read more

MAN SPAT IN BOUNCER’S FACE OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB

first_imgA man spat in the face of a nightclub bouncer after being ejected from the premises.Jason Orr was removed from the premises after an altercation just minutes before New Year’s Eve.Judge Paul Kelly asked Orr why he spat in the bouncer’s face and if he would like it if someone spat in his face? Orr said he would not.He told Orr that his behaviour would not be tolerated and warned him to drink less or stay out of nightclubs.Orr, of Trentamucklagh, St Johnston, told the court that he worked with KPL Road Contractors and earned €270 a week.Judge Kelly said he would put the case back until February 18th to allow Orr to make a €150 donation to the Leaf Project.MAN SPAT IN BOUNCER’S FACE OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 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:Jason OrrLetterkenny District Courtnightclubsptlast_img read more

TRAFFIC CONGESTION FOLLOWING LETTERKENNY CRASH

first_imgThe scene of the crash this evening.There are heavy tailbacks in and out of Letterkenny after a crash close to the Polestar Roundabout just before 6pm.It appears that the crash is as a result of a two car collision.The gardai and he emergency services including ambulance personnel are at the scene. There are no details if anybody has ben seriously hurt.Traffic builds up coming into Letterkenny. TRAFFIC CONGESTION FOLLOWING LETTERKENNY CRASH was last modified: July 15th, 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:crashdonegalGardailetterkennylast_img read more

WIN A XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI

first_imgThe McKenna Guide “Award Winning” Counter Deli in Letterkenny are celebrating their 2014 Christmas Hampers & Wine Gifts by giving away a hamper a week until Christmas to lucky Donegal Daily readers! For a chance to win this week’s hamper, just follow the link at the bottom of this article to The Counter’s Facebook page, and like and share their competition post! Simple!The winner will be announced next Friday! The Counter have painstakingly sourced the best of local produce as well as further afield to create the most sought after hampers this Christmas.Boxed in beautiful contemporary natural recyclable branded packaging, they have become something of a cult gift.Central to their hampers are the themes of both supporting local and the ultimate in high quality produce.Thankfully there are more and more local artisan food producers, ensuring that the Donegal hampers are the best they’ve ever been. If you have a more personalised gift in mind, that’s no problem.Take your time to browse the selection of wine, local produce and artisan products and make your own.If you just can’t decide, let them know what you want to spend and they’ll do the hard work!https://wwwfacebook.com/thecounterdeliireland WIN A XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: December 19th, 2014 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:BusinesscompetitionFeatureshampersnewsThe Counter Deliwinelast_img read more