first_imgFormer Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen has agreed with Finn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher’s assessment that he is a better goalkeeper than Simon Mignolet.Gallagher who recently signed back for Finn Harps after a brief spell at bitter rivals Derry City made the claim on social networking site Twitter.Mignolet has come in for some severe criticism due to his lacklustre performances over the last number of months. The Finn Harps No.1 is a lifelong Liverpool supporter, and like many of the club’s supporters is growing impatient with the Belgian shot-stopper poor performances.Gallagher claims that the former European Footballer of the year responded to a tweet in which he proclaimed he was a better keeper than Simon Mignolet.Owen tweets Gallagher back saying ‘Can’t argue with that @ciarangall1.’Gallagher took to Facebook and posted a screenshot of the tweet (pictured above) with a caption that read. ‘His response when I tweeted saying I’m a better keeper than Mignolet! He knows the Craic’.However, the original tweet by Gallagher is nowhere to be seen and Owen looks like he was just responding to Gallagher’s five-a-side team selection.It was a nice try from Gallagher, however he could be in hot water with Ollie Horgan.Gallagher makes no secret of the fact he’s attempting to engineer a move away from Finn Park to Anfield in January.If the talented and affable shot-stopper doesn’t make the move to Liverpool in January, he’s probably earned himself extra running in pre-season next month. 🙂 FORMER EUROPEAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR THINKS FINN HARPS KEEPER IS BETTER THAN SIMON MIGNOLET was last modified: December 4th, 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:Ciaran GallagherFinn Harps FCMichael OwennewsSimon MignoletSportTwitterlast_img read more

Donegal Karate Kids’ outstanding performance in international competition

first_imgMembers of Three-Rivers Shotokan Karate Club after returning from this year’s Rene Smaal Summer Camp & International Kumite & Kata Cup Ireland 2016 held in the Citywest Hotel Dublin at the weekend. Like last year this was a very well ran three day event under the watchful eye of one of the world’s leading Kumite athletes Rene Smaal from Holland and again proved to be very succesfull outing for the club from Lifford.Medal winners were Natasha Doherty Gold in Kumite and silver in Kata, Ciarán Crawford Gold in both Kumite and Kata, Eoin Crawford not to be outdone by his older brother also took Gold in both Kumite and Kata, Ryan Doherty Bronze in Kata, Mark Doherty Bronze in Kumite, Jamie-Lee Simpson Silver in Kumite and Bronze in Kata and Brodie Hannigan Bronze in Both Kumite and Kata. Next up for the club is the JKS World Championships to be held in Glasgow in September.Donegal Karate Kids’ outstanding performance in international competition was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:competitionKarateLiffordrene smaallast_img read more

Central Valley Project water supply conditions

first_imgBureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2017 Central Valley Project Water Supply ConditionsIn preparation for the initial 2017 water supply allocation announcement, the Bureau of Reclamation provides the following update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project. The water year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to Feb. 28.The CVP’s reservoir carryover storage from WY 2016 into WY 2017, which began Oct. 1, …last_img read more

Video: Postgame celebration and comments from NLCS Game 4

first_imgVideo from the clubhouse and postgame press conferences after the Dodgers won NLCS Game 4 over the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1, in 13 innings. Game story | box score | photoslast_img

Meet the 12 Lucky Browsers European IE Users Will Be Shown Next Year

first_imgAs part of the European Union’s antitrust agreement with Microsoft, the company will be required next year to show a list of alternatives to Internet Explorer to any Windows user with IE installed as their default browser. Love or hate the government intervention, it’s notable to see which browsers are about to get a big boost in user numbers. The EU says increased viability in the browser market will lead to more competition and more innovation. Here are the companies that will get a first crack at new levels of market viability in Europe. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting On the Front Page – The Best Known 5The first page of the Choice Screen, which users will be presented with when they first turn on their computers or when they click a link for it later, will feature whichever five browsers have the largest market share over the previous six months. Microsoft will begin showing the page to users in March, 2010.Right now the top five will include, in the order listed on an EU page about the program:Apple Safari – that’s right, even for Windows!Google Chrome – so soon. If Chrome can grow so fast, it makes you wonder if government intervention is really needed. Of course, Chrome has been promoted prominently on Google pages. That could become part of the next antitrust issue.Microsoft Internet Explorer – gets better all the time, even with dominant market share. Couldn’t the EU just require people to stop using IE 6?Mozilla Firefox – the classic that’s most effectively challenged IE. In fact, it’s done so pretty effectively. Too bad Chrome now runs circles around its performance.Opera – loved by mobile users, loved by Europeans.Below the Fold – The Smaller ChallengersUsers will be able to scroll the Choice Screen horizontally and see the next 7 most popular browsers at the time. Here’s who the EU lists as those browsers today.AOL – chuckle if you will, but AOL is doing a lot of innovative work with social networks and lifestreaming these days. Maxthon – is a popular browser in China and has its sights set on beating Opera in Europe.K-Meleon – says it’s a super-fast Windows browser built on Gecko, the same layout engine Firefox uses.Flock – is a Mozilla-powered browser that integrates a whole lot of social features. It’s got such a great feature set that we recently asked Why don’t you love Flock?Avant Browser – says that it, in fact, is the browser that’s the fastest. It includes an in-line RSS reader and a number of other interesting features.Sleipnir – is a highly-customizable browser that says it’s big in Japan.Slim Browser – a Windows browser focused on automating processes. That’s the field, so far! Do you think this move will foster increased innovation? Do you think it’s needed? Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

2013 NSW Junior State Cup Results

first_imgCongratulations to the following teams on their New South Wales Junior State Cup grand final results.3.00pm18’s GirlsNewcastle City 7 defeated Penrith Panthers 23.30pm18’s BoysTaree Flames 11 defeated by Bankstown Jets 1216’s BoysRyde Eastwood Hawks 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 012’s BoysNewcastle City 9 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 24.00pm16’s GirlsManly Sea Eagles 11 defeated Lower Blue Mountains Rangers 614’s BoysBlacktown Broncos 6 defeated by Parramatta Eels 710’s GirlsManly Sea Eagles 13 defeated Nelson Bay Neptunes 04.30pm14’s GirlsWagga Wagga 9 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 612’s GirlsManly Sea Eagles 7 defeated Wagga Wagga 010’s BoysParramatta Eels 6 defeated by Wests Magpies 7Club Champion1st – Manly Sea Eagles – 117 points2nd – Parramatta Eels – 91 points3rd – Newcastle City – 78 points4th – Penrith Panthers – 75 points5th – Berkeley Vale Panthers – 63 points To view highlights of the weekend, please visit the NSWTA YouTube channel – Related LinksNSW JSC Resultslast_img read more

22 days agoMartinelli-inspired Arsenal romp four past Standard Liege

first_imgMartinelli-inspired Arsenal romp four past Standard Liegeby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGabriel Martinelli showed Arsenal there is life after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette after an amazing performance in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege.Handed his second start of the season, the Brazilian scored with a superb header after 13 minutes and then backed up the effort with another goal three minutes later.The Gunners were then 3-0 up after 22 minutes thanks to Joe Willock’s goal. Dani Ceballos rounded out the victory in the second-half with his first goal for the club. And manager Unai Emery was delighted with his team when speaking after the game.He told BT Sport: “To have six points after the two matches, it’s really important. We can take confidence. We were consistent over the 90 minutes and we can take a lot of positivity from tonight’s game. The players, when they did all they can like tonight, it is perfect. “We did a lot of good, we can analyse to continue to improve. It’s a fantastic victory.”On how things can improve, he added: “We played with intensity but then we conceded some possession but we kept the clean sheet. We can improve in how to keep the ball and make more chances but for the players today, they are very tired after playing on Monday and they still played fantastic, it’s a fantastic victory.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days agoReally? Granit Xhaka insists Arsenal heading in right direction

first_imgReally? Granit Xhaka insists Arsenal heading in right directionby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGranit Xhaka insists Arsenal are heading in the right direction despite Monday’s loss to Sheffield United.The Gunners were outplayed by the recently promoted side, who won the match through Lys Mousset’s first-half strike.The loss means Arsenal missed the chance to go third on the table, but Xhaka says they are staying positive about the season.Asked if the club were heading in the right direction, “Of course.”If not we are in the wrong position but we believe in our stuff.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Alberta child welfare survivor pens book about his experience with the system

first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsA young Alberta man who survived abuse in the child welfare system is fighting to have a life and writing a book about his experiences.At the age of four, Steven Morin was put in child welfare.Throughout his life, he has battled drug and alcohol addictions.Now he’s writing a book about how he survived with the hope that he can help

Starbucks citing ocean threat is ditching plastic straws from all locations

first_imgVANCOUVER – Vancouver Starbucks locations will be the first in Canada to serve drinks without plastic straws as it works to eliminate the product from all its stores by 2020, the company announced Monday.The coffee chain is the latest big company to acknowledge the environmental threat plastic straws pose and promise to implement an alternative in the face of mounting public pressure.There’s been a tipping point in the public’s awareness that plastic is a global problem, said environmental lawyer David Boyd.A video showing a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose received more than 30 million views on YouTube, for example, said Boyd, who also teaches at the University of British Columbia.Companies like Starbucks are responding to that surge in environmental concern.Starbucks will make a strawless lid or straws made from alternative materials, like paper of compostable plastic, available at its more than 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. It has created a strawless lid that will be standard for its iced coffee, tea and espresso drinks.“This is a significant milestone to achieve our global aspiration of sustainable coffee, served to our customers in more sustainable ways,” CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.The strawless lid is currently available in more than 8,000 Canadian and U.S. locations for some beverages.The Seattle-based company will implement the lids for all cold, non-blended drinks first at its hometown and Vancouver locations this fall, with phased rollouts within the U.S. and Canada to follow next year. A global rollout of the strawless lids will follow, beginning in Europe where the will be used in select stores in France and the Netherlands, as well as in the United Kingdom.It’s the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder and plastic straws have become one of the most prominent targets.“I think that straws are just widely seen as kind of the low-hanging fruit,” said Boyd.Some cities, including Seattle and Fort Myers Beach in Florida, have banned plastic straws. Vancouver will prohibit plastic straws as well as some other items by June 1, 2019 as part of the Zero Waste 2040 Strategy.Similar proposals are being considered in places like New York and San Francisco, as well as by the European Union.The issue is coming up in company boardrooms, partly in response to changing municipal regulations and partly due to growing consumer pressure.McDonald’s shareholders voted down a proposal requesting a report on plastic straws in May.However, McDonald’s recently said it would switch to paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland by next year, and test alternatives to plastic straws in some U.S. locations.In Canada, McDonald’s has said it planned to monitor the market tests to understand the impact the changes may have before making any specific decisions. A company spokeswoman did not respond to questions about whether the company planned to do any testing in Canada and did not provide a timeline for implementing any changes.Rival burger chain A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. has said it will eliminate all plastic straws from its restaurants by the end of this year.Ikea recently announced it would eliminate single-use plastic products from its shelves by 2020, including straws. Canadian restaurant chain owner Recipe Unlimited Corporation, formerly known as Cara Operations, and its 19 brands will phase out using plastic straws by the end of March 2019.But banning the drinking instruments is only the tip of the iceberg, said Boyd, and does not solve the global problem of plastic pollution.Plastic drinking straws make up only about four per cent of the plastic trash by number of pieces, and far less by weight.A stronger, more comprehensive response is needed, he said, and called on Canada’s federal government to develop a national plastic waste strategy.In April, environment minister Catherine McKenna launched a public consultation asking Canadians to share their ideas on how the country can reduce plastic waste. Their feedback will help develop a federal, provincial and territorial approach.— With files from The Associated Presslast_img read more