Jamaican winger Leon Bailey has reportedly signed a five-year deal with Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen. Reports surfaced late yesterday out of Germany that the Jamaican had signed a deal with the high-profile German club with transfer figures of 11.5 million pounds quoted by several credible sources. A picture of Bailey posing with a Bayer Leverkusen jersey with the words ‘Bailey 2022’ in reference to the year his contract is scheduled to expire printed on the back alongside his adopted father and manager Craig Butler and club officials also made the rounds on social media late yesterday. Leverkusen are yet to confirm the deal, however, an announcement is expected in the coming hours. Bailey rose to prominence at Belgian club Genk after impressive performances in the Belgian domestic competition as well as the UEFA Europa League. He is yet to secure his first cap for the Jamaican senior football team. He becomes the latest noted player sold by Genk following the departure of now-established players such as Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) and Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli). Bayer Leverkusen, which finished third in last season’s Bundesliga have been one of the better performing teams in the competition in recent years and boast talents such as Javier Hernandez, Kevin Kampl, Karim Bellarabi as well as Hakan Calhanoglu.
Group photo of MOP children at the launch of the Peace and Security PlatformBy David A. YatesA new platform to allow children to talk about issues on peace and security and bring up issues that affect them in the country has been launched by the Messengers of Peace (MOP) Liberia Incorporated.Executive Director Gwendolyn Myers said the platform will also look at other issues that benefit them.“The platform will also look at the same way we have the youth, peace and security agenda, so this is coming to light to bring up issues that affect and can benefit children in Liberia,” she said.“We just want to also look at the ones that are affecting children but also looking at the other good things that are happening in the communities or in society,” she said.Ms. Myers said there are other individuals who are doing good work around children and from an individual stand point and it is good that “we start to highlight the work that is being done for children.”The MOP executive director said children should have mentors so that they will be able take work their way through as they grow up.The coordinator of the platform, Ms. Mildrette A. Somah, commended national civil society organizations for working closely with MOP to create the platform for the children.She said peace and security as God given rights have not been more important in the lives of Liberian children than now. “We could spend hours if not days to speak about this; however we are calling on our government, stakeholders and other partners to do more for the children’s future through quality education.”“We are grateful for this opportunity given to us to speak at the all-important launch, because it is basically about children and their well-being,” she said.Ms. Somah also appealed to the government and its partners to promote children exchange program outside Liberia to build their capacity and expose them to experiences and activities outside the country.Dorcas K. Mendin, deputy coordinator of the platform condemned all forms of rape, regardless of who is the perpetrator and called for justice for those who are victims of rape.“We want to be one of the voices to contribute to this issue and hopefully we want to be that voice that will help to speak on issues affecting children’s well-being,” she noted.Furthermore, she said “we need to move a step forward to get result after objectively reporting issues affecting children. This calls for collective action and it involves stakeholders through dialogue and mediation. The psychosocial well-being of children must also be our priority.”The program, which was launched yesterday, brought together a cross section of children as well as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Community Development Specialist Eric Opoku and a host of other dignitaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Wright, of St. Petersburg, Fla., trains in Las Vegas. Hopkins, a partner in Golden Boy Promotions, was there playing host to the Golden Boy-promoted welterweight title fight between Sugar Shane Mosley and Luis Collazo. Hopkins, 42, is considered one of the great middleweights in history. He recently moved up to light heavyweight and beat peoples champion Antonio Tarver. Wright, 35, is the former junior middleweight champion and currently a top-ranked middleweight. They will meet at a catch-weight of 170 pounds, two pounds over the super middleweight limit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Richard Schaefer, CEO of Oscar De La Hoyas Golden Boy Promotions, told this newspaper Wednesday that Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright have signed contracts to fight each other July 21 at a site to be determined. Its signed, sealed and delivered, Schaefer said. We signed it last weekend (Saturday) in Las Vegas. Different sites are interested. Las Vegas is interested. Hopkins, of Philadelphia, is 47-4-1 with 32 knockouts. Wright is 51-3-1 with 25 knockouts.
Tom Rennie talks to the former Tottenham defender Chris Perry ahead of this Saturday’s north London derby, with Spurs and Arsenal once again battling for Champions League football.Matt Lawrence, the former Millwall captain, talks to us about Harry Redknapp’s departure from Queens Park Rangers and the Merseyside Derby. Matt will be alongside Alex Crook for Everton v Liverpool on Saturday for our international audience.
FANCY winning a fabulous Christmas night out for you and your friends? You have less than 24 hours to enter our super festive competition.Donegal Daily and the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny have come together so that one lucky winner can take NINE friends on a wonderful night out on Friday, December 12.Abba Reunion returns due to popular demand to the Mount Errigal Hotel that night. And we have a table for ten to give away. Celebrating Abba’s 40th year of Flares, Fame & Fabulousness! This is THE best Abba tribute in Europe, this group have toured the world and stars the original Frida from the West End!The Christmas Party Package includes:* A Warm Welcome By Your Dedicated Party Host* Bellini Cocktail By The Lobby Fire * 4 Course Meal to include the Mount Errigal Hotel’s Famous, 10oz Josper Sirloin Steak* Abba Reunion, superbly accurate harmony vocals, stunning replica costumes & excellent visuals.* Followed by Disco by Donegal’s best DJ – John Bosco.So how do you win this fabulous prize?It’s simple. Log on to http://www.mounterrigal.com/en/events/2014/12/ to see their fabulous Christmas Party Line-up. Answer this question:How many nights will Abba Reunion play at the Mount Errigal Hotel this Christmas?Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your answer, name, contact number and where you’re from! Simple.Closing date for entries is next Wednesday, November 26th at noon. Usual competition rules apply. The prize is for Friday, December 12th. No alternative dates are on offer and there is no cash alternative. Good luck!LAST CHANCE TO ENTER OUR COMPETITION TO WIN YOUR FREE CHRISTMAS PARTY! was last modified: November 25th, 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:mount errigalMount Errigal Hotelwin a christmas party
Kylian Mbappe and Co. have yet to hit top form for France France – 8/1 Expectations are rising for Gareth Southgate and England after a perfect start to the World Cup 8 The World Cup in Russia feels a tad strange, to say the least.The shocks and surprises that have been thrown up already have captivated fans across the globe.On Wednesday afternoon, reigning world champions Germany exited the competition at the group stages for the first time since 1938. Brazil – 4/1 Spain – 4/1 8 Germany’s players have gone from heroes to zeros Messi scored Argentina’s opener against Nigeria on Tuesday night Argentina – 12/1 An agonising 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan condemned the European giants to rock-bottom of Group H and sent them packing.But just who are favourites to win the World Cup now?Courtesy of ladbrokes.com, we have the new and updated prices for England to win the whole tournament in Russia.Check them out below!Croatia – 12/1 GETTY Belgium – 13/2 8 8 Spain edged to a 2-2 draw against Morocco on Monday night 8 Hazard is currently starring for Belgium at the World Cup 8 8 Modrid is starring for Croatia at the World Cup England – 8/1 8 Neymar scored his 56th international goal as Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 last Friday
It was one of 3,487 NIPs sent by Scotland Yard on February 2, which go first class, and should have arrived at Bentley, as the registered keepers of the vehicle, no later than February 6.But she was satisfied it did not arrive until February 7, having heard evidence from Colette Hollies, who has collected post for the legal department at Bentley twice a day for the past nine years.Mr Freeman suggested the matter may simply have been a case of poor postal service, citing a subsequent letter sent first class by Bentley to Scotland Yard which took eight days to arrive.He said: “Unfortunately and sadly some post attracts problems.“There might be nobody at fault here.”Summing up, the judge said the law allowed for the “vagaries” of the postal system to be taken into account. Beckham’s lawyer, Nick Freeman, has represented the likes of ex-England cricketer Andrew Flintoff in the past Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Latest Football News David Beckham has avoided prosecution over a speeding charge after celebrity lawyer nicknamed “Mr Loophole” successfully contested the allegation on a technicality.The ex-England captain was accused of driving a loaned Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone in Paddington just after 5:30pm on January 23. impact 2 RANKED BEST OF Beckham is said to be “very relieved with the verdict and very happy with his legal team” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions silverware REVEALED Despite accepting driving the car at that speed he will not face action because a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) was not received until one day after the statutory 14-day time limit.His lawyer Nick Freeman told reporters Beckham, who was not in court, was “very relieved with the verdict and very happy with his legal team” after the trial at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.Mr Freeman previously helped Beckham overturn an eight-month driving ban in 1999 after successfully arguing the footballer was trying to escape a paparazzi photographer.After hearing witnesses from both the Metropolitan Police and Bentley Motors Ltd, District Judge Barabara Barnes said she was satisfied that the NIP had been sent in time, but had simply arrived later than it should have. REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ADVICE She said: “In this case I’m satisfied that the NIP was indeed sent within the 14 days to allow for it to be delivered within the 14 days.“I find that on the balance of probabilities it’s more likely than not this NIP was actually not served on the registered keeper of the vehicle within the 14 days as required.“What I find is the fact it did not arrive in the post room of Bentley Motors Ltd until February 7 and therefore was one day outside the legal limit.“The defendant in this case cannot be convicted.”Mr Freeman, who trademarked the nickname “Mr Loophole” in 2008, gained fame after helping a host of A-list clients hold onto their driving licences.He counts Sir Alex Ferguson, Andrew Flintoff, and Colin Montgomerie among his celebrity clientele.
RESIDENTS in Drumkeen have joined the national chorus of discontent over water charges – for water which looks like this!Michelle Buchanan is asking a simple question of the Taoiseach: “Would you pay to drink or bathe in this?”She says residents are fed up with their supply. And from the New Year Irish Water will be responsible for delivering clean water to residents in Co Donegal.Said Michelle: “It’s bad enough that we are expected to use this water without having to pay for it. It’s a joke.“My question is simple – would Mr Kenny of Phil Hogan pay for this?”She spoke out after a row in the Dail yesterday. Luke Ming Flanagan gave a Minister a glass of dirty water which he described as “glorified piss”, during a debate on the Water Services Bill.The Roscommon-South Leitrim deputy was criticising the decision to charge for water provision pointing out that constituents of his outside Castlerea are being “forced” to use tap water which is contaminated with cryptosporidium.“The people in my area are expected to drink glorified piss and you’re going to charge them for it, but the reality is we’re not going to pay for it,” he said.Flanagan then challenged the Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd to drink the water before marching across the chamber and placing it beside him and walking out.Donegal TD Thomas Pringle lashed out at how the government has dealt with the Water Services Bill following a mass opposition walkout on the Bill, describing it as a ‘farce’. “This Bill which is the backbone of how Irish Water is going to work, including how they will set water charges, was given a measly 3 hours to go through all stages in the Dáil which is an absolute disgrace and an affront to democracy, something which has become a common feature of this current Fine Gael/Labour government. Today myself and fellow opposition TDs staged a mass walkout in the Dáil in response to the government’s insistence on rushing through this important legislation.“There are many parts of this Bill that causes great concern, not least that there are no protections for consumers, allowing Irish Water to apply for price hikes whenever they wish. It has even been said that they may seek a hike in charges if households become more efficient and use less water making them less profit, which is utterly bizarre.“If that wasn’t bad enough there are no protections for local authority staff at the end of service level agreement after 12 years which could leave them in a very difficult situation, particularly if the government decides to sell off Irish Water then. This also leads to legacy pensions of Irish Water staff with the local authorities, leaving the local authorities without any means to recoup the cost.“I had proposed amendments to deal with all of these issues, but unfortunately they won’t be heard now; all we wanted was adequate time to debate this Bill, but the government denied us that. It’s unlikely that the government will see the error of their ways, but it is the responsibility of public representatives to continue to fight against any wrongs made against the Irish people, and that is what we have done today,” stated Pringle. ‘WOULD YOU PAY FOR THIS WATER MR KENNY?’ BLASTS DRUMKEEN RESIDENT was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:daildirty waterIrish WaterLuke Ming FlanaganpissThomas Pringlewalk out
Donegal’s Gymnastic Display Team, Finesse along with 21 gymnasts from Dublin will have the honour of representing Ireland at this year’s international Festival Del Sole, Italy.The Festival Del Sole is the biggest international gymnastics for all (G.F.A.) event in the Mediterranean area.For a whole week, the city of Riccione is turned into a huge gymnastic stage where more than 4,000 gymnasts from around the world will perform at their best. The Festival Del Sole was established in Riccione in 1989. It was the first of its kind in Italy: never before, have a Mediterranean country tried to organise an international event of general gymnastics. The Festival proved to be a great success right from its first edition, attracting 58 teams from 11 different European countries. Since then the festival has doubled in size.In 2010 the Festival Del Sole celebrated its tenth edition: Riccione was literally invaded by more than 3,400 gymnasts from 19 countries around the world who performed in front of 50,000 spectators. It was a very special edition that culminated with the great closing ceremony in conjunction with Riccione’s very own Notte Rosa. The last edition took place on July 2012. They introduced a fourth sports Arena in order to allow more gymnasts to perform—peaking at 4,300 participants and over 20 countries.“To be a part of the Irish team is a huge achievement for these young Donegal gymnasts,” said Tony King.“Finesse was formed just over two years ago and the team has since gone from strength to strength after receiving back to back medals at the London Gymnastics Festival and also having the honour of closing last year’s Gymfusion at the millennium forum Derry as part of their city of culture celebrations. “Everyone involved within the club deserves some credit; there is a huge amount of commitment involved, from the parents doing fundraising to the gymnasts spending countless hours training and the coaches for all the hard work and effort that they have put into getting this team to where they are today and making opportunities such as this one possible.”Finesse Gymnastics Display TeamAmber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Rachel Canning, Ailbhe Gallagher, Molly Gallagher,Adele King , Ellie King , Fiona Lafferty, Orla Lonergan , Orla McCarron, Aisling Nulty,Cara Nulty , Molly Nulty, Abi O’Connor, Aoife O’Connor, Tori O’Connor. CoachMeganne HerronChoreographerLinda Bennett MAGNIFICO! DONEGAL GYMNASTS TO REPRESENT IRELAND IN ITALY was last modified: March 10th, 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:donegalFinesseGymnasticsIrelandItaluitaly
All the ladies form Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Salon certainly look pretty in pink!The Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team has shown their full support for Breast Cancer Awareness by PAINTING IT PINK.All staff members got dressed in Pink to show their support for the Breast Cancer Action month of October to create awareness. The team very generously donated any tips that they received yesterday.Patrick said “We are delighted as a team to take part in the Paint It Pink campaign to help raise awareness and funds for such a great cause. It was one of our staff members who suggested this idea and everyone got behind it 100%. “Everyone at some stage in their life will have someone they love or know affected by Cancer, we as a team are very aware as we see a number of ladies due to chemotherapy who avail of our confidential wig service where we give them the support that they need in a private room. So let’s think pink and raise awareness!” PATRICK’S TEAM LOOKING PRETTY IN PINK – FOR A GOOD CAUSE! was last modified: October 24th, 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:breast cancerdonegalPatrick Gildea HaidressingPink