Gullit underestimates De Jong

first_imgFrenkie de Jong (22 years old) He recently rated his season with “a 6”. In Dutch, he arrived in Can Barça in summer in exchange for 75 million euros and, despite convincing in the beginning, the irregular march of the team seems to have affected the Dutch’s game. A needs to improve in full. Y that current is what Ruud Gullit follows, Dutch football legend. “There are many people talking about the great season that Frenkie is doing, but I have my doubts about it”Gullit said in Voetbal Primeur. Gullit does not doubt the abilities of the culé, quite the contrary, he “thinks that, in reality, he is not playing as well as he says and he can do much better “. “I say this because I know perfectly well that he can do better. Frenkie must play better,” he insists. However, he has shown his support for the young man oranje: “I have confidence in him because it is fantastic to see him when he is connected, but I see what is happening, “he concluded. De Jong himself has his feet on the ground, as you recognized in the aforementioned interview in Sport: “I’m playing well so far, but I think I can do much better. I would wear a six. At the moment, a six or a six and a half. I have played many minutes and I have played more or less well, I am happy, but I know that my performance can be much better. “last_img read more

Senior girls volleyball team qualify for provincials

first_imgThe ride out to Prince George was almost as challenging as the actual game itself for the girls. The team ended up stranded at a convenience store with no cell reception after the wipers on the bus they were on malfunctioned. The girls were eventually picked up by a school bus and made it to Prince George in time for their game.The team was victorious against Prince George in pool play, and took the win once again in the finals. Standing out for the NPSS senior girls were Ivy Pardy and Robyn Devaleriola as they took home all star awards, and the MVP went to Cailin Boyd.The team advances to provincials in Penticton from November 27-30.- Advertisement –last_img


first_imgDonegal tour operator Mangan Tours is to cease the overseas tour section of their business with the loss of a number of jobs.Joe Mangan of Mangan ToursManaging Director Joe Mangan admitted the downturn in the economy had forced them to take the decision.Mr Mangan said all tours arranged for this year will be honoured. However he admitted that no tour brochure will be produced for 2014.The Falcarragh-based tour operator will continue to operate their regular bus service.A number of jobs including office staff and bus drivers will lose their jobs as a result of the move, Mr Mangan confirmed regrettably.However he said all vouchers and tours for the remainder of the year will be honoured.  DONEGAL TOUR OPERATOR MANGAN TO QUIT OVERSEAS TOURS was last modified: October 18th, 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:MANGAN TOURSlast_img read more

Jeff Stelling hits back at talkSPORT’s Moose for Newcastle rant

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 🗣️ Danny Murphy: “Newcastle are well-supported but they are NOT a big club.”🗣️ @BroadcastMoose: ‘They get 52,000 fans but what else is there to do in Newcastle!?’It’s a question that has been asked over and over again… Are #NUFC a big club? 🤔[📻 @JimWhite]— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 24, 2018He said: “Newcastle, since I’ve been born, have won NOTHING – not a thing!“Since colour television was invented… zilch!“Jim said ‘they’re a big club, they get 50,000 people [at matches]’, but what else is there to do in Newcastle?“Some smart alec sent me a review from TripAdvisor about what there is to do in Newcastle. I looked at it; I think there’s one art gallery and a few parks to walk around.“‘Whoopee! I won’t go to the football and I’ll walk round the park’.“Sorry, I stick with what I said: yes, they get a lot of people through the gate – I’m not denying that – but that doesn’t make you a big club. Just because you get 52,000 people through the gate when there’s practically nothing else to do on a Saturday afternoon!” gameday cracker Jeff Stelling’s passionate rant about the city of Newcastle is SUPERB! 😆⚫⚪— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 30, 2018 Most read in Premier League Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed Thank you to the people of Newcastle today. I’ve been shown warmth and stopped several times for selfies. Having been around the City today, I was wrong and apologise for what I said about your home. The video of today will be on @talksport early next week— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) September 28, 2018“Never have been to the Racecourse.“He’ll never have strode along the Quayside in the shadow of the Tyne Bridge.“I doubt that he has ever visited the Baltic gallery.“He probably doesn’t know that Greggs opened their first ever branch in Newcastle in 1951.“He’s never had a Newkie Brown.“And he’s never had a stottie cake…actually, he has probably eaten a stottie cake, quite a lot of them in truth.“It is a wonderful city with loads to do and loads to eat and loads to drink and don’t believe what you hear on the radio.“Trust me.” SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Moose came back on air later in the week to apologise for his comments, having been roundly abused by a host of Geordies, and a famous face from just down the road has joined in the criticism of the talkSPORT reporter.Jeff Stelling, who was born in Hartlepool, 30 miles away from Newcastle, called out Moose in his regular role as host of Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.“You may have also seen this week that a radio reporter said that the only reason Newcastle get 52,000 is because there is nothing else to do in the city,” Stelling started.“Now this is not a rant but….“He has probably never been to St James Park.“He has probably never had a night out in the Bigg Market.“He has probably never eaten at any of the wonderful restaurants.“He has never appreciated the marvellous architecture of Grey Street.“He’ll never have been to the Theatre Royal. predicted REVEALED silverware changes Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? tense Seems I upset my good friend Jeff Stelling this week— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) September 29, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams managed to criticise both Newcastle United and the city of Newcastle in a rant earlier this week.Joining the Jim White show on air to discuss the question of whether the Magpies are a big club, Moose insulted the entire population of Tyneside in a few short sentences.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Town fireworks by Jonathan Kennedy for donegaldaily.comIT is fast becoming one of Ireland’s premiere food festivals.And The Taste of Donegal Food Festival got off to a spectacular start on Friday night.Thousands of people packed into Donegal Town for the opening night. And Jonathan Kennedy caught this spectacular shot down on the quay.This year’s Festival has once again gathered together the top Restaurants, Hotels, Food and Drink Product providers to the beautiful tented village on the Pier area with the back drop of the Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay.Over the course of the weekend you can taste and purchase some of the finest food and drink this region has to offer.  WOW! INCREDIBLE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL was last modified: August 23rd, 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:Donegal DailyDonegal TownfireworksFood festivalTaste of Donegallast_img read more

Rocket racing being developed

first_img The league has landed two notable pilots – former astronaut Rick Searfoss, a Tehachapi resident, and Erik Lindbergh, a commercial glider and test pilot and grandson of Charles Lindbergh. Searfoss is serving as the league’s chief test pilot while Lindbergh plans to be one of the pilots in the inaugural race. “Erik’s intrepid spirit and superior piloting skills will thrill RRL fans and advance our mission to reignite the public’s interest in flight and space,” said Granger Whitelaw, the league’s president and co-founder. The league has contracted with XCOR Aerospace of Mojave and Velocity, a Sebastian, Fla., company, to design and build the first racing planes. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. XCOR will base the design of the first racers on its EZ-Rocket plane, a Long-EZ experimental aircraft modified to carry two rocket engines. XCOR will build the racers with airframes provided by Velocity. While the racers will be based on the EZ-Rocket design, there will be differences. Instead of EZ-Rocket’s two alcohol and liquid oxygen-fueled engines, each racer will be powered by a single engine fueled by liquid oxygen and kerosene. That fuel will create a bright, 20-foot-long plume that will be visible to onlookers on the ground, Diamandis said. The EZ-Rocket has a top speed of about 225 mph; the racers will hit speeds of 320 mph. Race courses will probably be two miles long and one mile wide at an altitude of about 5,000 feet. Each pilot will have an individual three-dimensional “track” in order to avoid collisions, league organizers said. Race organizers envision spectators tracking the progress of the racers by viewing each plane’s bright engine flame and by watching large screen televisions. Organizers also envision having spectators watch the races with handheld devices with live video streams from cockpit cameras. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari X Prize, has a new venture he hopes will spur interest in space technology – a rocket plane racing league. Diamandis, who created the $10 million Ansari X Prize awarded last year to the SpaceShipOne team for the first private manned spaceflights, said his new Rocket Racing League will join together entertainment with the pursuit of space technology. “We are taking NASCAR into the space age,” Diamandis said. Plans call for holding the first race next fall in New Mexico at the X Prize Cup, a space expo event Diamandis is starting up. From there, the league envisions a series of races each year with semifinals being held at the Reno Air Races in Nevada followed by the finals at the X Prize Cup. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Diamandis said there is a possibility of one of the race venues being Mojave. Pilots of the rocket planes planned for the competitions will have the ability to shut down and restart engines during flight. It is expected that each plane will have about four minutes of rocket engine burn time and eight minutes of glide time. “The challenge for the pilot will be to decide when to use the burn time,” Diamandis said. The planes will be able to be refueled in five to eight minutes. “You’re looking at doing a pit stop and going again,” Diamandis said. last_img read more

Persistent Padraig overcomes the odds to inspire others

first_imgA young Donegal man is inspiring others with his career progress and ever-positive attitude after a lifetime of medical battles.When Padraig Ferry started his new job at Pramerica in February he was asked to pick a song that best described himself. He chose ‘I’m Still Standing’ by Elton John.This was a fitting choice, since the 29-year-old had overcome so many obstacles to get to this point. Padraig suffered his first brain aneurysm at the age of 10. He was playing football outside his home in Loughanure when an extreme pain went through his head and he lost his sight.He was rushed to Beaumont Hospital, but when he woke up, he could not talk and had developed a lasting tremor. He was bed-bound for three months.“I basically had to start all over again. I knew at that stage I had an awful mountain to climb to get back to where I was,” Padraig told Donegal Daily.But the competitive kid looked up to his sporting heroes, such as the Donegal ’92 champions, to get back on his feet. He stunned medics when he walked back into rehab months later. He returned to school after that and progressed straight into secondary school at Rosses CC. Padraig went on to study for an honours degree in IT and Business Management at LYIT. But the career struggles began college when started to look for a job.“The problem was that I had no experience. It’s worse when you have a head injury, for liability reasons some employers don’t want to take you on.“I wasn’t going to stop at that. I did an ETB course in Manual and Computerised Accounting. I finally got an interview with Phonewatch in Letterkenny.”Fate dealt Padraig another bad hand in 2015 when he was struck with a second aneurysm.“I had just made a sale at work. I went home and the pain came again. I knew what it was and I thought this was it. I knew my eyesight was going to go so I ran to my neighbour’s and by pure luck, she was in and rang an ambulance.” That hill I was climbing? This knocked me back down. I had to do rehab all over again.The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) encouraged Padraig to join the Letterkenny Men’s Shed as part of his recovery. The activities helped him with his tremor, the conversations helped him mentally, and the group led him to find even greater opportunities with work.Through friends in the men’s shed, Padraig found out about Employment Response North West (ERNW). The government-funded service helps people with disabilities find employment.“I was only after getting my degree, finding a job was the one thing I had to do. I would be a bit stubborn,” he said.Padraig’s Job Coach Iarla McGowan gave him the confidence boost that he needed. “I told Iarla my story and he said ‘I want to get you set up for a career’. I liked the sound of that,” Padraig said.Padraig Ferry is now the Mental Health Ambassador for PramericaThrough ERNW, Padraig was encouraged to apply for a job in Pramerica as they expanded their team in Gaoth Dobhair. The job offer came as the ‘best news’, he said, just before Christmas 2018.Padraig now works in a customer service team for the American multinational. His determination to rise against adversity has already earned him the title of Pramerica’s Mental Health Ambassador.If my story can help people then it’s worth telling.“I’ll be there for anyone who is going through anything, they can talk to me and I will be there to listen and share my experiences,” he said.Padraig said that he is immensely grateful to ERNW for helping him to get his foot on the career ladder.His mother Susie was his rock through every experience.There was no bigger help than my mum. She is the strongest woman I know. I fell so many days and she picked me up.Padraig’s girlfriend was also by his side through the setbacks of the second aneurysm and helped him find the confidence to go for a new career.“People like that is why I’m here. And if I can help anyone after all the help I’ve received then it’s all the better,” he said.Padraig’s spirit has earned him much admiration from those who were part of his journey.ERNW Job Coach Iarla McGowan told Donegal Daily: “There can be no underestimating Padraig’s achievements.“He is a brilliant young man. He wears a smile on his face from the beginning of the day until the end.“He has shown, in all the time I have known him, a desire to beat the hand he has been dealt and I am all the richer for meeting him.“He is an inspirational young man and I hope that he can inspire others who feel they have little hope of gaining suitable employment because of their own individual setbacks.“The opportunity that Pramerica have given Padraig is massive. It has a been a real pleasure working with the HR team up there, who have worked hard at consciously creating career opportunities within the company for people with disabilities and that has to be highly commended.”John Gorman, Principal of Rosses Community School, said that Padraig was a student who left a lasting impact on his school.“Padraig is a living lesson to every teacher that support and looking for that special spark in a student should always be core to their teaching and of their vocation.“I had the pleasure of teaching Padraig in English class. His wonderful attitude, sense of fun and always looking for the bright aspect of life and opportunity was a pleasure to witness.“As a school and as a teacher I am so proud of what he has achieved to date, a gentleman in every aspect of that word. Pramerica are very lucky to have gained this young man. They will be a great fit as I know the company work so hard to develop their people.”Employment Response North West (ERNW) hopes that Padraig’s appointment will inspire others to avail of their service and also employers, who may not have been aware of the service. The service, which is free, offers equal support to both potential service users and employers both before and during employment.Anyone wishing to avail of this service should contact their local Social Welfare Office. The Letterkenny branch of ERNW is located in the Grand Central Building (first floor). The West Donegal Office is based in An tSean Bheairic, Falcarragh and the South Donegal office is based in the Public Services Centre, Donegal Town. To get in touch with ERNW call 074 9129779 or visit Padraig overcomes the odds to inspire others was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Employment Response North WesternwhealthPadraig ferrypramericalast_img read more

Bee delay: Giants-Reds move start time back due to insects

first_imgCINCINNATI — Wet weather threatened to delay the first two games of the series between the Giants and Reds in Cincinnati this weekend, but both games started on time.The sun was shining and the skies were clear for Monday’s series finale, but the game was delayed anyway. That’s because a large amount of bees appeared near home plate just prior to the 12:35 EST start of Monday’s game, preventing both teams from taking the field.Monday’s delay lasted 18 minutes as the bees ultimately departed …last_img

Mapping the Dead Zones

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The World Resources Institute and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences have teamed to create an interactive map of eutrophication and hypoxia in the world’s coastal areas. There are 530 areas identified as suffering from low oxygen – that’s hypoxia – and 228 more suffering eutrophication, or excessive fertilization, usually from run-off. Identifying problem spots is job one for anyone hoping to slow, stop or reverse these sorts of marine declines. Tags:#Location#NYT#web Added together, the affected areas total 95,000 square miles, the size of our founding editor‘s homeland. Unsurprisingly, the biggest dead zone is at the mouth of the Mississippi and covers 8,500 square miles, the size of New Jersey. (There’s a joke there. I’m not up to it.)The last several years have seen a real upsurge in the mapping our natural and social resource concerns. Although the things the scientists and citizens have been mapping are discouraging, the fact they are recording, visualizing and sharing them leaves room for hope. Mindy Selman, senior water quality analyst at WRI, agrees. “Until now, a lack of information and monitoring has been a major impediment to understanding the extent and impacts of ‘dead zones’ and eutrophication in coastal ecosystems. This website is an important step forward because it compiles the current information into a central location to raise awareness and offer solutions for controlling nutrient pollution.”A 2007 study by the World Resources Institute indicated the largest impediment to fixing dead zones was lack of public awareness. Its administrators hope this project helps to address that lack. But they also hope the project, as befits the online media it employs, will act to gather missing information from lay-readers and scientific professionals alike globally. So take a look. If they’re missing something, speak up. The interactive map is only one aspect of the website, which is being described as a “‘one-stop shop’ that provides a global database and interactive map of affected areas, as well as links to articles, photos, and other resources.”The site also provides tools, like catchment and nitrogen calculators; a resource library of articles and websites; and a map-keyed regional resource listing. I hope they provide a larger format map, as the one on the site, though navigable, is a bit close. It might also be interesting to consider releasing an API of the project to see what independent scientists, conservation groups and citizens could add to it. Read ReadWriteWeb coverage of mapping the economic and legal effects of the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico and other geolocation issues. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

You Are the Protagonist

first_img“Julian Rotter, a social psychologist, developed the concept of “locus of control,” with some people being ‘externals,’ believing that the environment or other people shape their lives, and others being ‘internals,’ believing that they themselves shape their own lives.”“Stanford Professor Albert Bandura, today the most-cited living psychologist, touted the concept of ‘self-efficacy.’ An ‘efficacy expectation’ is the belief that you, yourself, can bring about the outcomes you desire, whereas as an ‘outcome expectation’ is the belief that the outcome you desire will simply happen.”The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey for Helplessness to Optimism, by Martin E.P. Seligman.With 2019 a few weeks away, many of us are designing our next year, developing new goals, drafting up new plans, and committing to new outcomes. Many more of us will have a plan that is nothing more than a “New Year’s Resolution,” and the great majority of those who “resolve” to do something different will need only restate the resolution they’ve used for many years.I started this process last month, and I have a very long note in Evernote with all of my goals, as well as the disciplines necessary to bring them to life in 2019. My goals are ambitious and audacious because I don’t believe in SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound), the “realistic” criteria being a poor idea, as most of us underestimate what we can accomplish in a year. If you are going to be thinking, why wouldn’t you think big?I also have a very long document (over 2,000 words) on every aspect of my business with goals, disciplines, and the changes I need to make in each area. It’s a blueprint for 2019 projects, and all that is left for me to do with this document is prioritize the projects. When there are as many as I have written, prioritizing them requires a good deal of thought.The quotes from Seligman’s wonderful biography are here to remind you that you are the protagonist in your story, not a supporting actress or actor or extra. You are designing your life and living it in real-time. You set the direction of your life, and you make the choices that move you closer to that life—or you abdicate your responsibility and drift, going where the current takes you. In either case, you made a choice.I can always spot an “external” with an “outcomes expectation.” On the social sites, all of their content is about things over which they have zero control. They post and argue with other people about politics, world affairs, and things they believe are important enough to command their time and attention. When you speak with them, it’s clear they think good things can only happen to them—not because of their actions.“Internals” are different. They believe they are acting on the world, especially their world, and that their future is something they control. They are “the locus of control.” They aren’t waiting for good fortune or to be discovered or for anything or anyone to provide the outcome they want; they are chasing it down.The last two weeks of the year is an excellent time to reflect on what you’ve learned in the previous twelve months, to do an accounting of your results (good and bad and ugly), and to develop the plot line for the next year. I don’t know whether this might help flip you from an “external” to an “internal,” but it can’t hurt you to try. If you are already an “internal,” being more intentional might be just what you need to accelerate your results. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more