Rooney staying at Man U

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is going nowhere, for the time being at least.In a statement addressing his future amid interest from Chinese Super League clubs, Rooney said yesterday he wanted to help United in its fight for trophies this season.”It’s an exciting time at the club,” the striker said, “and I want to remain a part of it.”Rooney, who recently took over from Bobby Charlton as United’s record scorer, is no longer a regular in the first team in his 13th year at the English Premier League club. He has scored just twice in the league.Rooney has 18 months left on his contract.”Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful,” the 31-year-old Rooney said, “I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United.”United face Southampton in the English League Cup final on Sunday, have advanced to the last 16 of the Europa League, quarterfinals of the FA Cup, and are in sixth place in the Premier League.United manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday that he was not looking to force Rooney out of the club, saying the striker was a “legend” at Old Trafford.Rooney has also been linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States, while Everton manager Ronald Koeman has previously said he would be interested in bringing the England captain back to Goodison Park, where Rooney started his professional career.last_img read more

Senior Flyers hunting for second win of NPHL season tonight

first_imgAs a result of the North Peace Hockey League being down to six teams for the season some of the clubs that haven’t played each other in recent times will match up against each other this year.The Flyers won their season opener last Saturday 3-0 against Falher. The aforementioned rematch against the Huskies will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement –last_img

TAX CONSULTANT WARNS GOVERNMENT WILL TRY NEW TAX DEMANDS AFTER PENSIONER DEBACLE

first_imgA leading Donegal tax consultant has warned the Government will continue to try different ways of finding revenue following the targeting of pensioners.Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic was speaking after 100,000 letters were sent to senior citizens warning them they may face sunstantial tax bills.The www.thetaxclinic.ie has been inundated with queries from pensioners who have received letters from The Revenue Commissioners office. Letterkenny-based Michael says “Advancements in technology have allowed state agencies such as The Department of Social Protection and The Revenue Commissioners to share huge volumes of information, which has led to this investigation.”He says that only those on higher pensions are likely to be affected by any such audit, but everyone in receipt of two pensions (Occupational & State Pensions) will have to pay tax as it falls due in the future.Michael added “The new technology will lead to many more Revenue Audits in the future as they now have a database of Landlords who are in receipt of state payments from The Department of Social Protection and Local Authorities. It is also to use the data obtained in relation to the second home tax to identify potential offenders”To find out more log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie or come see myself or any of my colleagues at our new offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny or contact Michael on 086 3862370 or Noel on 087 7507083.  TAX CONSULTANT WARNS GOVERNMENT WILL TRY NEW TAX DEMANDS AFTER PENSIONER DEBACLE was last modified: January 11th, 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:Michael CollThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more

BEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16,000 PRIZE FUND!

first_imgBEO has a brand new website and is launching two exciting competitions, with a prize fund of €16,000 to celebrate.September 2013 see the much needed revamping of www.beoireland.com. The website was originally designed by BEO students 3 years ago and it was decided this year with the growth of COMÓRTAS BEO and the introduction of COMÓRTAS AMHRANAÍOCHT NUACHUMATHA that beoireland needed expanding.BEO was founded by students from Coláiste Ailigh in 2009. They were quickly joined by neighbouring schools Loreto Convent, St Eunans College and Errigal College in an effort to raise awareness of emerging Irish musicians, social issues and improve the image of “Gaeilge” in local schools.BEO’s involvement in an NDRC hosted competition over 6 weeks in 2010 resulted in the student led development of www.beoireland.com and COMÓRTAS BEO our own National BEO competition backed by the Donegal NTB, Donegal County Council, Dessie Larkin agus Foras na Gaeilge.Since its start, more than 30 schools have participated in Comórtas BEO with winner Bridgetown Community School, Co Wexford in 2012 and Scoil Phól Kilfinane, Co Limerick in 2013.Finalists were asked to make a presentation to some celebrity judges outlining why their school hosted the best school based concert in Ireland. These were, Jackie Hayden former deputy editor of Hotpress, well respected author of many music related books but perhaps is best known for the person who first signed U2, Paddy Mc Kenna musician and 2FM presenter, Mary O Hagan who is the senior Producer of the Matt Cooper show on Today FM, Cian Mc Carthy musician and Radio na Life presenter, Brian Fisher of Practice Makes Perfect Event and The Nerve Centre in Derry, Deaglan Mac Eamharcaigh In Their Thousands and Caitlín Uí Chochlainn Cultural Officer Donegal County Council.BEO has grown each year and in 2014 aims to increase participation in Comórtas BEO to 50 schools nationally (North and South).A team is being prepared to visit 30 schools throughout the country. If you feel that your school is in a position to learn more please contact us ASAP as we have only a small number of spaces left on the calander. September 2013 sees www.beoireland.com get an overhaul with help from Foras na Gaeilge. The new website is more users friendly and takes on a darker look. All at BEO are very excited to see how it is perceived by the public.Comórtas BEO 2013/14 will be launched in Scoil Phól Kilfinane, Co Limerick on October 4 (Eurovision style) with 70 Letterkenny based students travelling south to the event. The following day a presentation will be made as a part of FÉILTE, World Teachers Day hosted by The Teaching Council in Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.2013 also see Bliain na Gaeilge and we are also hosting another national competition in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta with a first prize of €3,000 for the writing and preforming of an original song in the Irish language. This competition is open to teenagers in schools and clubs all over the country. The final of this competition will be held during the Oireachtas 31st October in Killarney. Tuilleadh eolas ag www.beoireland.comBEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16,000 PRIZE FUND! was last modified: September 13th, 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:000 PRIZE FUND!BEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16last_img read more

Armenian police chief visits Glendale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card One of the main sticking points over the lack of a treaty is that some parts of the United States have the death penalty, and Armenia does not. In recent years, about a dozen suspects wanted for serious crimes by police in the Burbank, Glendale and North Hollywood areas have fled to Armenia, said Sgt. Ian Grimes of the Glendale Police Department. About five of those suspects returned voluntarily or with the assistance of the Armenian government, Grimes said. Nazaryan, 43, who is visiting Southern California at the invitation of the Pasadena Police Department, has met with Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams. He is also scheduled to meet with Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton. Nazaryan oversees a department of 3,500 officers in a city of 1.2 million people. He said he was impressed with the Glendale Police Department. “I was enlightened that you have very strict laws here in the U.S.,” he said. “And I realize the importance of strict laws and I wish to implement stricter laws in Yerevan as well and just elevate the awareness of having to follow the rules.” Armen Carapetian, director of the Armenian National Committee of America’s western region, said Nazaryan’s visit is important for law enforcement from both countries. “The idea in these sorts of things is they get to know one another, exchange ideas, exchange information,” he said. “Not necessarily in the official capacity but just to get some cross-cultural awareness.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – On his first trip to Southern California, the police chief of Armenia’s capital brought a list of 15 fugitives from his country he believes are hiding in the U.S., bringing to light the lack of an extradition treaty between the two countries. Chief Nerses Nazaryan of the Yerevan Police Department has also heard from Southern California police chiefs about the need to work cooperatively to bring back local suspects who have fled to Armenia. “(A treaty) would just strengthen our ties and make it even better and it would serve both countries well,” Nazaryan said in an interview Tuesday, speaking Armenian and using an interpreter. “I am a crime fighter and a law enforcement officer first, and it is my belief that where you commit a crime you have to answer to those laws and be dealt with according to those laws.” last_img read more

FUFA to offer financial assistance to KCCA FC, Proline

first_imgKCCA FC will represent Uganda in the CAF Champions League 2019/2020. (PHOTOS/File)KAMPALA – The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) as resolved to offer financial help to Uganda’s representatives in CAF club competitions.This was confirmed through a statement released by FUFA on Wednesday, July 24th.“The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Executive Committee has approved funding for CAF Club competition representatives.” Read part of the statement.However guidelines were set under which the teams will receive the funding.One of the guidelines will see FUFA assume the expenses of travel by plane and allowances for the leader of delegation.The Federation also stipulated that the expenses of travel by plane in economical class of the participating team for a minimum of 25 persons which include 18 players and 7 officials from Entebbe to the Airport of the host country within the provisions of the relevant competition regulations, shall be taken care of.However, the participating team shall be required to provide in writing to FUFA CEO, the list of the traveling contingent, 14 days to the intended date of departure.It was however noted that FUFA will not assume the expenses arising out of any charges to Air tickets originally issued.Financial help from FUFA is expected to be treated with utmost welcome by the Ugandan clubs as some have in the past missed out on representing the country on the continent.After KCCA FC secured a league and cup double in the 2016/17 season, Paidha Black Angles who were supposed to take part in the Confederations cup withdrew for financial constraints.Paidha failed to take part in the CAF Confederations Cup due to financial reasons.The Angels had earned the right to continental football after losing the Uganda Cup final in 2017.Paidha was not the only team to withdraw from representing Uganda at CAF competitions with the likes of Express FC, Vipers, among others also doing likewise in the past.For the 2019/2020 season, Uganda will be represented by KCCA FC and Proline FC in the CAF Club competitions.KCCA FC will take part in the CAF Champions League as the StarTimes Uganda Premier league holders while Proline who won the 2019 Uganda Cup will participate in the Confederations Cup.The two clubs are expected to be the first beneficiaries of the said FUFA financial help.Comments Tags: CafExpresa FCFUFAKCCA FCPaidha Black Angelstopvipers sclast_img read more

Human Common Ancestor Lived 3500 Years Ago

first_imgNature Science Update reported on a surprising find by Joseph Change (Yale) and Douglas Rohde (MIT).  They claim, based on computer modeling of human breeding and migration, that we are all related to the same common ancestor, not millions, but just thousands of years ago, possibly just 1500 BC in Asia, and that perhaps a couple of thousand years before that, everyone alive at that time was an ancestor of all of us living today.  The results are published in Nature Sept. 30.1    The finding is not entirely new; it is more a refinement of simpler models taking better account of migration and geographical isolation.  It does not mean people didn’t exist before that, but only that the current population is genealogically related.  Jotun Hein (Oxford) cautions in the same issue2 that genealogical questions are “distinct from questions about the history of our genetic material,” which are estimated by different methods: “Universal common ancestry (in the pedigree sense) and genetic common ancestry thus occur on different timescales,” he says.    If you think about it, it’s not all that surprising that in relatively few generations, a population’s family trees will overlap.  Think of inverted pyramids that overlap slightly; as they grow (going back in time), they will all eventually converge, unless the populations are completely isolated, which does not seem to be the case for any people group.  Simple models that assumed random mating converged in just 33 generations, or 800 years ago, which is clearly unrealistic.  By taking geography and history into account, Hein says, Rohde has tried to arrive at a more credible date for the MRCA (most recent common ancestor).  Even more surprising, Hein says, the models predict that before the MRCA, anyone alive would have been an ancestor of everyone alive today.  Rohde, Olsen and Chang explain:Given the remaining uncertainties about migration rates and real-world mating patterns, the date of the MRCA [most recent common ancestor] for everyone living today cannot be identified with great precision.  Nevertheless, our results suggest that the most recent common ancestor for the world’s current population lived in the relatively recent past–perhaps within the last few thousand years.  And a few thousand years before that, although we have received genetic material in markedly different proportions from the people alive at the time, the ancestors of everyone on the Earth today were exactly the same. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The implication is that the entire human race today, no matter the continent, culture, skin color, language or lifestyle, is a member of one big family:Further work is needed to determine the effect of this common ancestry on patterns of genetic variation in structured populations.  But to the extent that ancestry is considered in genealogical rather than genetic terms, our findings suggest a remarkable proposition: no matter the languages we speak or the colour of our skin, we share ancestors who planted rice on the banks of the Yangtze, who first domesticated horses on the steppes of the Ukraine, who hunted giant sloths in the forests of North and South America, and who laboured to build the Great Pyramid of Khufu.For another summary, see the report on EurekAlert, “Most recent common ancestor of all humans surprisingly recent.”  Few other popular science news sources are reporting the story – not New Scientist, Scientific American, National Geographic, the BBC News or MSNBC – as eagerly as they typically do with discoveries of hominid fossils alleged to be human evolutionary ancestors.1Douglas L. T. Rohde, Steve Olson, and Joseph T. Chang, “Modelling the recent common ancestry of all living humans,” Nature 431, 562 – 566 (30 September 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02842.2Jotun Hein, “Human evolution: Pedigrees for all humanity,” Nature 431, 518 – 519 (30 September 2004); doi:10.1038/431518a.Notice the model converges on a few thousand years ago, not millions.  Such a date is closer to Noah than Lucy.  Care should be exercised interpreting what this means, because it is somewhat of a counterintuitive artifact of a mathematical model that makes certain assumptions.  Another counterintuitive result, Hein claims, is that “not many generations ago (about six), members of our pedigree existed that did not contribute to us genetically.”  The authors are not claiming that humankind popped into existence a few thousand years ago, but only that everyone alive today had the same ancestors.  Can the same models be applied to guppies, tigers and oak trees?  Hein points to additional interesting questions that will require further refinement of models and the combining of pedigree and genetic ancestry information.  One question he asks is, “In the idealized models, how far back would one have to go to find a single couple who are the lone ancestors of everybody?” to which we might add, “and did their names start with A and E?”    We can’t judge how valid is Professor Rohdes’ computer model, but it is interesting that this was not published by Answers in Genesis, but by Nature and by researchers from MIT and Yale – not institutions particularly interested in validating Biblical chronology.  It calls into question evolutionary assumptions about human pedigrees stretching back tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of years.  It also means that all those “racial” differences between people are superficial and must be of recent origin.  Like AIG has emphasized in its Biblical creationist answer to racism, we truly are of “one blood,” just as Paul told the Greek philosophers on Mars Hill (Acts 17).(Visited 332 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Reject unholy SP-BSP deal: Adityanath

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday appealed to voters in Gorakhpur to reject the “unholy and corrupt alliance” of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha bypolls to two seats. His remark came a day after BSP chief Mayawati said that though her party was not contesting the bypolls, her workers and supporters would vote for the “strongest candidate” in a position to defeat the BJP. The SP is the prime opponent of the BJP in the bypolls, and Ms. Mayawati’s call would mean that the BSP workers would support the SP candidates in Gorakhpur and Phulpur.Addressing a rally in Gorakhpur city, Mr. Adityanath said the SP and BSP had agreed on a “deal” to throw the State back into anarchy and corruption.Mr. Adityanath said the BSP was supporting the SP despite “the SP in the past promising to destroy the Ambedkar memorial in Lucknow if it came to power, and the State guest house incident [of 1995 in which SP leaders allegedly humiliated her]”.In another rally in Campierganj, Mr. Adityanath said the two rivals had been forced to come together to save themselves “just like the snake and the mole-rat take shelter in the same place to survive the floods”.”I pity them. But in reality, they are looteras (plunderers). They looted the State, messed with the future of the youth, pushed farmers to despair and defamed the State,” the Chief Minister said.Ms. Mayawati, however, has already clarified that her support to the SP in the bypolls or Rajya Sabha elections did not amount to a formal alliance with the party and the final decision in that regard would be taken after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are declared. Holi celebrationsIn his election rallies, Mr. Adityanath is also emphasising that on Holi festival, Muslims shifted their timings for Friday prayers so that the Hindu festival could be celebrated without any glitches.”Friday prayers come 52 times in a year, the timing can be changed. They changed it from noon to 2 p.m. And we gave full freedom to celebrate Holi with all the fun and frolic,” said Mr. Adityanath.The ruling BJP has picked its Gorakhpur region head Upendra Shukla, a Brahmin, to defend the political bastion of the Chief Minister, who held the seat from 1998 and exerts considerable influence in the region through the Gorakhnath temple of which he is head priest. The Gorakhnath Peeth has held the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat since 1989, with Mahant Avaidyanath, Yogi Adityanath’s guru, winning till 1998.If Mr. Shukla wins, Gorakhpur would get its first BJP MP in 28 years who is not directly from the temple. He faces a challenge from Praveen Nishad, the son of Nishad Party founder Sanjay Nishad. He is fighting on an SP ticket.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Morgan reveals story behind Bell run-out drama

first_imgEngland batsman Eoin Morgan, who was at the non-striker’s end when the Ian Bell run-out controversy happened during the second Test against India, claims that the confusion was caused by umpire Asad Rauf’s ambiguous gestures.Bell was run out when he walked off the crease presuming that the ball had gone for four at the stroke of tea only to realise later that it was in play when he headed for the dressing room. But he was reinstated after India decided to take back the appeal on being requested by England coach Andy Flower and captain Andrew Strauss.Morgan was at the non-striker’s end at that time and revealed that Rauf didn’t quite give a clear answer as to whether the ball was still in play when he asked him.”I said ‘Is it four?’ And Asad (Rauf, the umpire) nodded his head. No, he didn’t nod his head. He sort of gestured. So I just turned round and walked off presuming the ball was dead,” Morgan told The Daily Telegraph.”It was a weird one really because Asad at the end of the over doesn’t actually call ‘over’; he never does. He just gestures to the bowler,” he claimed.Bell and Morgan were then stopped reserve umpire Tim Robinson on the boundary line.”Tim just told us to hold on because they were checking to see if it had gone for four and what action they were going to take because the bails had been taken off,” he recalled.advertisementMorgan insisted that neither he nor Bell had a clue about what was happening in the middle.”I wasn’t really worried until I walked off and Belly told me they’d taken the bails off,” he said. .”In the dressing room we didn’t really know what was going on. We were just waiting around to see what happened.The bell went and we still hadn’t heard anything,” Morgan said.”Billy Bowden (the television umpire) came up to our dressing room three times during the interval to say they hadn’t retracted their appeal,” he elaborated.”Literally two minutes before Matt (Prior) and I were about to go out, the message came through that Belly was still in.”Morgan said he could not really understand the fuss that followed.”It was ridiculous really. If the roles were reversed, we would have felt a responsibility to the spirit of cricket and to the way the game should be played,” he asserted.Talking about the ongoing four-match Test series which England lead 2-0, Morgan said the hosts were aiming for the number one spot.”We want to strive to be No.1. For all the talk outside, inside the changing room it is a matter of keeping things simple and breaking down every part of our game. We know that if we execute our plans we can get to be No 1,” he said.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Kapil Dev under income tax radar for buying shares at deflated price

first_imgFormer India captain Kapil Dev and his wife Romi Dev have come under the Income Tax department’s scanner for purchasing shares of a company at a discounted price. Kapil, his wife and two more persons purchased the shares of the company owned by an associate of tainted former chief engineer of Noida Authority, Yadav Singh.According to a report in The Quint , the IT department has issued a notice and asked the concerned officer to send notice seeking explanation from Kapil and others involved in the purchase.”The assessing officer is advised to reopen the cases of incumbent shareholders namely Deepraj Singh Sethi, Deviderjeet Singh Sethi, Kapil Dev and Romi Dev for assessment u/s 148 of IT Act 1961 to assess the income from other sources involving the deeming provisions of section 56 (2)(vii)(c) of IT Act 1961.”However, in his defence, India’s first World Cup-winning skipper said that he has done nothing wrong and has not been contacted by the IT department on this matter.”I don’t own the shares of the company anymore. I don’t understand why someone would sell me shares of a company at a lower price. Yadav Singh can do me a favour by selling the company at a cheap price but in exchange what favour can I do for him? I am just a cricketer. So far no one from income tax department has contacted me,” Kapil told The Quint.According to the IT department report, the shares of the company named Business Bay Corporate Parks Private Limited were sold to Kapil and others at Rs 140 per share as opposed to the actual value of Rs 438.70.advertisementlast_img read more