Confirmed: Middlesbrough target Subotic to stay in Dortmund to undergo operation

first_imgNeven Subotic is not going to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer as he has to undergo an operation that will keep him out of action until next year, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.The 27-year-old centre-back has been searching for a new club after revealing his desire to leave the Westfalenstadion in the search for first-team football, and a move to Premier League new-boys Middlesbrough has been touted.He was in talks with the Teesside club, but it was confirmed today that a deal had fallen through, with the impending operation the likely reason.“Bad news for Neven Subotic,” a BVB statement read. “The investigation of a specialist in England has shown that the Borussia Dortmund player must undergo surgery in the rib area. It is expected that Subotic will be out for the rest of the year.” Neven Subotic 1last_img read more

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Big SUV? Kids? Get squeezing

first_imgThere are plenty of car options for singles or couples looking to downsize in this new era of $3-plus-a-gallon gas prices. But what’s a family accustomed to a spacious, gas-guzzling SUV supposed to do? Consumers are dealing with the dilemma in various ways, whether it’s buying a designated commuter car for the family breadwinner or trading in the 8-cylinder soccer mom-mobile for a car with a smaller engine. Whatever the scenario, buyers are finding that there’s no easy way to raise fuel efficiency without sacrificing something. In many cases, that something comes down to size and torque. Candice Hollinger, a Santa Clarita mother of three, is considering trading in her Ford Sport Trac for a Ford Escape to gain six to eight miles per gallon. “It’s smaller than my truck,” she said. “But my kids are in a lot of sports … I’m doing a lot of driving. … It’s because of the gas.” Hollinger and her husband would like to buy the hybrid version of the Escape, but that would add a good $7,000 to the price, and she isn’t sure if that falls within their budget. The Hollingers bought the Sport Trac at Galpin Ford in North Hills and would like to remain loyal to the dealership. But Candice said they plan to check Toyota’s offerings, too. “I’m open to it,” she said. Efren Carvajal, out on a recent car shopping trip with his two daughters, set out looking for a Fit, Honda’s new subcompact. But the dealership in Woodland Hills he visited is sold out, so he’s thinking about a Civic sedan. “I just bought a (Toyota) Sequoia seven or eight months ago,” he said. “It’s good with the kids, but I didn’t know what was going to happen with gas prices.” Despite the spike in prices at the pump in the past six weeks, a lot of buyers have mixed feelings about hybrids, dealers said. While the savings in fuel is very attractive, higher sticker prices cancel that out for a lot of people. “I don’t think you can recoup that unless you drive 20,000 miles a year,” said Ali Vafee, a sales manager at Galpin Ford. The main motivating factor at the moment seems to be reducing the number of engine cylinders. “People are selling their Expeditions and Tahoes and trading them in for a Honda CR-V or a RAV4,” said David Noriani, co-owner of Happy Auto Sales in Panorama City. “People want to go to four cylinders from eight.” Joey White, a salesman at Superior Nissan in Carson, said family buyers are moving from 8-cylinder SUVs to 6-cylinder minivans, such as a Quest. “They’re getting rid of the Tahoes, the Suburbans, the Sequoias,” he said. Switching from a V-8 to a V-6 is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of fuel economy. But the truth is, drivers could probably conserve as much or more gas by slowing down on the highway, checking tire pressure and shutting off the A/C when driving uphill, said James Hossack, an analyst at AutoPacific Inc., an automotive research company based in Tustin. But consumers don’t want to do those things. “We do focus groups, and you ask if they would slow down on the highway,” said Hossack. “And they say, No way. I’ve got places to go.’ A/C? Oh no, it gets hot here in California.’ Tire pressure? No, I haven’t done it this year. I did it last year.’” Instead, drivers serious about fuel economy usually commuters are making more radical changes in what they drive, say from a big American-made SUV to a trim Japanese sedan. “I had a guy with a Chevy Envoy who bought a Sentra. He was commuting between Oxnard and Santa Barbara, spending $250 to $300 a week. He cut the gas price in half.” Rochelle McCarty of San Pedro bought a fire-engine red RAV4 last week on the advice of her mom, a Concordia University professor who was putting lots of miles on her Toyota 4Runner driving between campuses and bought the RAV to save on gas. “She was spending $200 a week on gas,” said McCarty. Commuters are also opting to buy second cars to do the bulk of the driving, while keeping their gas guzzlers for weekend cruising. “This month and last month I sold 15-20 cars that were second cars,” said Noriani. “People live in Palmdale and work here … will buy a Honda Civic and then they keep their car for the weekend.” Whatever Efren Carvajal, the car buyer in Woodland Hills, ends up buying, he plans to unload not the Sequoia, but his Nissan Frontier truck. He said his wife works close to home, so she can commute in the Sequoia. Meanwhile, he will chauffeur his daughters around to their sports and activities in the new economy car. But he’ll still get to drive the new SUV on Saturdays and Sundays. Of course, not all Southern Californians are rushing out to replace their cars to get better mileage. Jose Rivas, financial manager at Super Calidad, a dealership in Canoga Park, said the immigration debate has trumped gas prices and put the brakes on his sales in the last month. “If people have $3,000 around to spend on a car, they’re going to wait,” he said. Illegal immigrants, which he said make up more than half of Calidad’s client base, are concerned about the outcome of proposed immigration laws. If the proposals pass, they will expect to get driver’s licenses and will be more willing to buy. Other drivers are simply ignoring high gas prices and sticking to a you-are-what-you-drive outlook. “We don’t really think about gas yet,” said Christina Raffalo, 27-year-old owner of a Chevrolet Suburban. “You need something reliable, you need something to speed away from all those unregistered drivers out there,” she said. Still, Raffalo does have gas mileage on her mind. “I put a hybrid sticker on the back of the car,” she said. “I think that helps.” barbara.correa@dailynews.com (818) 713-3662 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

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CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUP

first_imgTHE BOYS of Donegal U15s celebrate after putting in a superb performance against Draperstown FC to lift the category trophy at the Foyle Cup in Derry.They beat the south Derry side 2-0 with goals from Kieran Mac Phearson.Special mention of credit was given to the boys for their performance throughout the Tournament. They will attend the Galway Cup also in August.  Another highly regarded Tournament. The U-13s also won their tournament – and Kilmacrennan U-10s won their tournament too!] CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUP was last modified: July 21st, 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:CHAMPIONS: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS WIN U-15s FOYLE CUPlast_img read more

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BRING ON THE DUBS: DONEGAL WILL PLAY DUBLIN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL

first_imgBring on the Dubs!! We want revenge!!It’s the game the whole country wants to see, and now they’re going to get their wish, Donegal will play Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on the 31st of August.Dublin were simply awesome this evening, as they easily disposed of the challenge presented by Monaghan.Dublin ran out 17 point winners over the men from the Farney County on a scoreline of 2-22 to 0-11, in a frightening display of attacking prowess. It was a close opening quarter, but once Diarmaid Connolly found the back of the net in the 25th minute there was no looking back.They simply outclassed Monaghan for the remainder of the match and in truth should have won by more.Earlier in the afternoon, Donegal won an epic quarter-final against Armagh, they trailed with two minutes to go, but two super scores from Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty edged Donegal over the line and set-up a mouth-watering clash with Dublin.The All-Ireland champions of 2012 now face the All-Ireland champions of 2013 in what promise to be one of the most fascinating games in years. Will Donegal adopt the claustrophobic defensive strategy they employed in that infamous semi-final in 2011??So many questions will be asked over the next three weeks as the excitement builds towards what will be a truly epic semi-final.We can’t wait for it, and I’m sure you can’t either, the scramble for tickets will begin now.There will be a double header of Donegal v Dublin matches, as Declan Bonner’s minor side will face Dublin earlier the same day.It promises to be some occasion, and how sweet would it be to beat the Dubs TWICE in the one day at Croker. Let’s dare to dream.Well done to Jim and the boys on their brilliant win earlier this evening.Oh I remember that summer in Dublin, let’s hope so.Tir Chonaill Abú. BRING ON THE DUBS: DONEGAL WILL PLAY DUBLIN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 10th, 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:All-Ireland semi-finalAugust 31stCroke ParkdonegalDouble-headerdublinHome-page SportMinorsnewslast_img read more

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DD Local: Raphoe’s brilliant ‘Helping Hands’ carry out great work for seniors

first_imgRaphoe NotesRaphoe Family Resource CentreNew! New! New! The following new afterschool clubs will be commencing in the Family Resource Centre in the coming weeks-Youth Committee for 3rd Class up to Secondary School, Computer Club for 3rd – 6th Classes, Environmental Club for 4-8 year olds, Camera/Photography Club for Secondary School age and Arts & Crafts Club for 1st -6th Class. For further information please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796/087-3641503.‘Helping Hands’The Family Resource Centre’s ‘Helping Hands’ initiative supports older people by carrying out practical work such as grass-cutting, weed control, hedge-cutting, power-washing, cleaning windows, clearing gutters, exterior painting etc. For further information or a registration form please contact Laura at the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Junior Jiving Classes The Family Resource Centre’s jiving classes for young people from 6th Class Primary School to 5th Year Secondary School continue each Thursday from 5-6pm. The classes with Highland Radio’s Terence Lafferty will be held in Raphoe Boxing Club. There is a charge of €3 per class. It is expected that the classes will be very popular so please phone us on 074-9145796/087-3641503 to book your place! Our sincere thanks to Raphoe Boxing Club for the kind use of its premises.50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of this week’s Bonus Ball was Marie Porter. Winning number was 28.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubCongratulations to Club boxers Dennis Lafferty and Orin McDermott, and Coach Gerard Keaveney who represented an Irish Selection during a 6-day trip to Philadelphia. Both boxers turned in vintage performances on Friday night at the major tournament in Essington. Dennis and Orin recorded hard earned wins. Well done boys and Gerard from all at the Club.On Saturday 19th November all roads will lead to Deele College Sports Pavilion when the local club will host the Ulster and Connacht All Stars. Head Coach, Gary McCullagh has pencilled in 14 star-studded contests that will feature many Ulster and Irish Boxing Champions.Sincere thanks go to all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their continued sponsorship of this annual tournament. It is greatly appreciated. First bell will be at 8pm sharp and as a big crowd is expected, patrons are advised to be in their seats early.A sincere thank you goes to local man Martin Conlon, Cathedral Hill for all his help with boxing club business. It is greatly appreciated by all at the local club.Carnone Hall – Annual DanceThe Annual Dance will be held in Carnone Hall on Friday 25th November. Dancing from 9PM to late. Music by George Bustard. Admission €8. Everyone welcome! Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Christmas Craft FairThere will be a Christmas Craft Fair in the Diamond, Raphoe from 12-6pm on Saturday 26th November 2016 (please note date change!) with crafts and bake sales all day. Santa will also be arriving. The switching on of the town’s Christmas lights will take place at 5pm approximately. A great fun day for all the family! For details on stalls please telephone The Volt House Reception on 074-9173966. Stalls will cost €20. Come and support this community event. DD Local: Raphoe’s brilliant ‘Helping Hands’ carry out great work for seniors was last modified: November 12th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Lonely Planet hails Donegal but warns visitors not to drink our water

first_imgThe world’s biggest travel guide is warning people coming to Donegal not to drink tap water because of “toxic chemicals.”The Lonely Planet is the world’s most-read travel guide and sells millions of copies each year.But the latest edition of Lonely Planet Ireland has warned visitors not to drink water in certain counties in Ireland including Donegal. The other counties issued with the stark warning include Wicklow, Meath, Mayo, Kerry and Cork.The book states “The Irish have traditionally always drunk tap water but in recent years have introduced filter systems to combat the presence of potentially toxic chemicals called trihalomethanes in the water supply, which exceeded EU sanctioned levels in various parts of the country including Donegal, Kerry, Cork, Kilkenny City, Waterford, Wicklow, Meath, Mayo, Roscommon and Galway.”However, in general, the book is very complimentary of Donegal.It described our county as the “wild child” of Ireland saying it is “home to some of its most ravishingly sublime scenery and beautiful beaches.” Holidaymakers from Ireland and overseas coming to Donegal are beingLonely Planet hails Donegal but warns visitors not to drink our water was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Beautydonegallonely planetwaterlast_img read more

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Infrastructures for Innovation

first_imgConverged voice and network services, increasing scalability and expanding application and information access are key components in creating infrastructures for innovation, according to a CIO2CIO report sponsored by Qwest Business.The report looks at research conducted by IDG on network and infrastructure investments and the ROI of infrastructure spending. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… For more resources from Qwest Business, check out our Resource Center. Tags:#enterprise#RWEnterpriseSponsored last_img read more

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How CM Nishank pulled a fast one to bail out Ramdev

first_imgThe scene as it played out in front of the people: After repeatedly shouting from the rooftops that he would not give up his fast till his death, Baba Ramdev dramatically ended his indefinite hunger strike on June 12 after a meeting at a private hospital in Dehradun with spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and other seers from Haridwar.The inside story: According to a video uploaded on www.Bhadas4Media.com (http://www.bhadas4media.co m/vividh/11602-2011-06-13-15-08-26.html), Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank seems to have meticulously planned the exit route for Ramdev. In the light of this video, the entire drama created for Ramdev to break his fast by involving the spiritual leaders now appears to be a farce.The two-minute video shows Nishank talking to one “Bapuji” on his mobile phone. The website claims that the “Bapuji” at the other end is veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani. However, it could also be Murari Bapu or some other person.In the course of the conversation, “Bapuji” expresses some apprehensions about Ramdev breaking his fast. At this point, the chief minister clarifies, “No?no?there is nothing like this. I had gone to see Ramdev yesterday and this was decided only after talking to him.”The dialogue also throws light on the drama that took place before the noon hour. “Sri Sri Ravishankar gave me a call in the morning. He asked me to accompany him for breaking Baba Ramdev’s fast. But I am stuck here (Almora) and, due to bad weather, not in a position to fly out. My chopper has returned? As soon as the weather clears, I will go there,” Nishank says.advertisementUttarakhand government’s media adviser Dr Devendra Bhasin said, “The online video is an attempt to damage the state government’s image. The BJP was with Baba Ramdev in raising the black money and corruption issues.”For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Janatha Garage: Jr NTR to sport two different looks in his next Garage: Jr NTR to sport two different looks in his next

first_imgAfter a ground-breaking success with Mahesh Babu’s  Srimanthudu, director Koratala Siva has joined hands with Jr NTR for another actioner titled Janatha Garage. The upcoming action-thriller also has Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in one of the lead roles.Now, it is said that NTR will sport two different looks in the film. It has been already reported that the actor will play a dual role in Janatha Garage, and reportedly he will sport a thick beard for one role and will be seen with a clean-shaven face for another role.Jr NTR is playing the role of an IIT student in the film and Mohanlal will be seen as his uncle.Earlier, a report published in Desimartini stated that there was a tussle between Mohanlal and the director regarding the actor’s role.Mohanlal, who was unhappy with the unimportance of his role in the film, offered to walk out of the film if the director is not ready to redo the script. Later, the director made changes to make the role of Mohanlal bit lengthy and added more weight to the character.Produced by Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar, Janatha Garage has Nithya Menen and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the female leads.last_img read more

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Manfred New Baseball Commissioner

first_imgBALTIMORE, MD — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner April 14, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.The 55-year-old Manfred, who has worked for Major League Baseball in roles with ever-increasing authority since 1998, will take over from the 80-year-old Selig on Jan. 25. It’s a generational change much like the NBA undertook when Adam Silver, then 51, replaced 71-year-old David Stern as commissioner in February. And like Silver, Manfred was his boss’s pick.Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, withdrew just before the start of balloting.“I am tremendously honored by the confidence that the owners showed in me today,” Manfred said. “I have very big shoes to fill.”Selig has led baseball since September 1992, first as chairman of the sport’s executive council following Fay Vincent’s forced resignation and as commissioner since July 1998. After announcing his intention to retire many times only to change his mind, he said last September that he really, truly planned to depart in January 2015.One baseball executive who attended the meeting, speaking on condition of anonymity because details of the 4 1/2-hour session were not to be divulged, said Manfred was elected on approximately the sixth ballot. The initial vote was 20-10 for Manfred, three short of the required three-quarters majority.His total increased to 21 on the second and 22 on the third. While teams put written ballots into envelopes, keeping their choices secret, from team official speeches it was evident that Tampa Bay’s Stuart Sternberg and Milwaukee’s Mark Attanasio likely switched, the person said.Manfred’s total dropped to 20, then increased back to 22 before a dinner break. He got the needed 23rd vote on the next, apparently from Washington. Owners then made the final vote unanimous. The person said it appeared Arizona, Boston, the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati, the Los Angeles Angels, Oakland and Toronto had been the final holdouts.“What I said to the owners when I came down after the vote is that I didn’t really want to even think about who was on what side of what issue at points in the process,” Manfred said, “and that my commitment to the owners was that I would work extremely hard day in and day out to convince all 30 of them that they had made a great decision today.”White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Toronto president Paul Beeston spoke out strongly against Manfred, the person said. Angels owner Arte Moreno joined Reinsdorf in leading Werner’s support.“While Rob may not have been my initial choice for commissioner, the conclusion of a very good process was to name Rob as the person best positioned to help baseball endure and grow even stronger for the next generation of fans,” Reinsdorf said in a statement. “Today’s decision was reached by 30 owners voting separately but speaking, in the end, with one voice.”Werner, who made his career as a television executive, was preferred by those who wanted an owner to follow Selig, who was the longtime head of the Milwaukee Brewers when he took over MLB.“I think the last two days have been productive because we’ve been able to share a number of ideas about the game and how to improve it and modernize it,” Werner said. “I think that Rob agrees with many of the ideas that I espoused, and I am very confident that we are going to see some things, such as improved pace of play.”Brosnan quit the race when it became apparent he likely had one vote: Cincinnati.“I cared too much about the game and really wanted the process to be as efficient as it could be,” he said.Manfred started with baseball in the late 1980s as an outside counsel in labor negotiations and was hired by Selig as executive vice president for labor relations and human resources in 1998. He received an expanded role of executive vice president of economics and league affairs in 2012 and last September was promoted to chief operating officer, becoming the likely heir apparent to Selig.Manfred helped lead negotiations for baseball’s last three labor contracts and the first joint drug agreement that was instituted in 2002, a program that has been strengthened repeatedly.“There is no doubt in my mind he has the training, the temperament, the experience to be a very successful commissioner,” Selig said, “and I have justifiably very high expectations.”In the last contested election, in 1968-69, owners turned to their outside labor lawyer, Bowie Kuhn.Manfred, whose term was not specified, grew up in Rome, New York — about an hour’s drive from the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He must address issues that include decreased interest in baseball among young people and an average game time that has stretched to 3:03 — up 30 minutes from 1981. And he will be leading an opinionated group of multimillionaires and billionaires.“I think some of Rob’s greatest attributes are his ability to reach consensus,” said St. Louis owner Bill DeWitt Jr., who chaired the committee that picked the three candidates.Baseball has had labor peace since a 7 1/2-month strike in 1994-95 that canceled the World Series. Talks to replace the collective bargaining agreement with players that expires after the 2016 season will be conducted with a new union leadership headed by former All-Star first baseman Tony Clark.“I have known Rob for more than 15 years, and I’m confident that his vast experience in all aspects of the sport will serve his commissionership well,” Clark said in a statement.While average attendance of about 30,500 is not far below the record of 32,785 set in 2007 before the Great Recession, national television ratings for the World Series have dropped by more than 50 percent under Selig — partly because of fractured viewing caused by the vast increase in available networks.“We have to figure out ways to make it relevant to that 12-year-old,” San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer said. “I have four children, and we want to make baseball as relevant as possible to them with their handheld and on television and getting more people playing the sport. Those are all big challenges, and I think Rob sees all of those in his purview, and I think he’s ready to attack.” TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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