Rashford explains why Ibra was key in his evolution

first_imgMarcus Rashford has explained the important role that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had in his development as a Manchester United footballer. The 22-year-old Englishman broke into the first squad of the Red Devils and within a few months, the arrival of the Swede was decisive: “His mentality was above anyone with whom he has played before.” “He didn’t care about anything that anyone said about him. In terms of mentality, he was key in my development. When Mourinho was here, as he had already played with him, he knew that he had to behave in a way to survive, and it was very good I improved a lot and it’s thanks to those two years with Mourinho. We had ups and downs, but when I look back, it was a tough period but it made me a better player, “recalls Rashford.last_img read more


first_imgTOTTENHAM VS NORWICH CITYTOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWIRELED, VERTONGHEN, DAVIES, DIER, DEMBELE, LAMELA, ALLI, ERIKSEN, KANENORWICH (4-2-3-1)JEROME, BRADY, HOOLAHAN, REDMOND, TETTEY, O’NEIL, OLSSON, BASSONG, BENNETT, MARTIN, RUDDTottenham are thriving after winning 2-0 at Southampton last Saturday. The three points elevated Spurs to fourth place, nine points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City.They owe their good run to a sequence of just two defeats in 17 games; only Leicester have suffered fewer losses (just one, against Arsenal).Away from home, Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening day of the season, but they lost their last home game, against Newcastle, and will be determined to keep the pressure on the leaders, with two away games to follow this, at Watford and Everton.Norwich got a much-needed boost last weekend with a memorable 2-1 win at Manchester United, where the Canaries became the first newly promoted side to win at Old Trafford since Bolton in October 2001.It was only Norwich’s second win away this season and fourth of the season, and it allowed the Canaries to move out of the relegation zone.Tottenham have not lost a Boxing Day game since 2003, at Portsmouth. Since then they have played 11 games, winning eight and drawing three.Last season they won 2-1 at Leicester where Harry Kane scored the opener in the first minute.At Southampton, Kane scored his 11th goal of the season in what was his 100th game for Spurs.Norwich have a reasonable record at White Hart Lane, winning two and drawing two of seven visits in the Premier League.Tottenham miss Clinton N’Jie and test Ryan Mason and Danny Rose. Norwich, meanwhile, are wait on Andre Wisdom and Matt Jarvis.last_img read more

Central Bank denies Republic Bank’s application

first_imgScotiabank takeoverRepublic Financial Holdings Limited, the parent company of Republic Bank (Guyana), has not been granted permission by the Central Bank of Guyana for the purchase/acquisition of the operations of Scotiabank in Guyana.Governor at Central Bank of Guyana, Dr Gobind GangaThis was revealed by Governor at the Central Bank of Guyana, Dr Gobind Ganga, who told Guyana Times on Tuesday that the application was denied in light of concerns about “concentration” and “competition” which would have negative impacts on the country’s financial system.He stated that both banks were notified on Tuesday about the Central Bank of Guyana’s evaluation and position on this matter.“…to tell more specifically Republic Bank that we could not approve their application for the merger or acquisition of the assets because of a number of factors. But largely it would be the high level of concentration in the financial and/or banking system that would have had an impact on the health of the financial system with respect to systemic risks. In addition, with respect to cost because it would have led to lower cost efficiency meaning that competition would have been affected,” Ganga told this publication.According to Dr Ganga, had Republic Bank (Guyana) been allowed to forge ahead with its planned takeover of Scotiabank’s operations here then this would have resulted in systemic effects.“Meaning it could cause things happening in the financial system which we could not control…we would have indicated to Scotiabank that we don’t have a problem in terms of the bank wanting to sell but we would have liked for them to look into the areas where you would not have the concentration and you have a proper, potential buyer,” he added.Meanwhile, a senior financial and banking expert told this publication that it would be “preferable” if Scotiabank sells its operations to an international bank.“With oil and gas coming in, international banks are seeing more opportunities here and there are some of them that are doing due diligence,” the banking expert noted.In late November 2018, after the proposed buyout was announced, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had stated that Republic Bank Limited’s acquisition of Scotiabank’s operations in Guyana could be unhealthy for the local financial sector.“From what I’ve seen – the figures that I’ve read about – is that the merged entity could control more than 50 per cent of our total assets in the banking sector and more than 50 per cent of total deposits. This is unhealthy and therefore I will support our regulators to uphold the law to avoid undue concentration in a single entity, which puts our entire financial system at risk,” the Opposition Leader stated.His statements came on the heels of the Canadian-based Scotiabank announcing that it has signed an agreement to sell its banking operations in Guyana and eight other Caribbean nations to Republic Financial Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Everton FC news: Toffees submit proposals for ‘rebranding’ of Goodison Park

first_img1 Everton have submitted proposals to Liverpool City Council to spruce up Goodison Park.The club plan a ‘rebranding’ exercise over the summer involving the installation of new cladding and light displays.Plans show cladding to both ends of the Main Stand and a new cladded tower construction at the Bullens Road side of the Park Stand.They also show a banner system that will wrap around the Main Stand, Gwladys Street and Bullens Road Stand.“Much of the work is scheduled to be completed by the start of the season and the project forms part of a major ground refurbishment scheme, including some rebranding on internal concourses which is being driven by the club’s fans’ forum,” said an Everton statement.Proposals also include an application to create a Holy Trinity statue – featuring Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and Alan Ball – as part of the project. Everton want to spruce up Goodison Park last_img read more

Disney prevails in photo finish

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was a No. 1 weekend for The Walt Disney Co. after all. Final box office figures released Tuesday revealed that Disney’s basketball drama “Glory Road” earned more during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend than The Weinstein Co. animated film “Hoodwinked,” which had initially been reported as the top movie in the marketplace. “Glory” took in $16.92 million over the four days, with Monday ticket sales coming in higher than Disney had estimated. Only $48,187 separated the top two films. “No. 1 is one of the mantles that you strive for; you always think of it,” said Disney’s distribution head, Chuck Viane. “It’s nice to have bragging rights and even more important when filmmakers work so hard. The word of mouth seems to be spreading so quickly that we saw a nice surge in attendance.” “Hoodwinked” took in $16.87 million over the weekend, more than most box office prognosticators had expected but ultimately not enough to achieve No. 1 status. “The number that came in so far exceeded everyone’s expectations that I wouldn’t care if we were in 10th place,” said Gary Faber, executive vice president of marketing for The Weinstein Co. “It was just truly a surprise for everyone and playing for both kids and parents.” Had “Hoodwinked” been able to keep the top spot, it would have represented a significant win for brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who severed ties last year with Miramax Films, the studio that they founded and Disney bought. The Weinsteins left the Disney fold after numerous battles over the size of budget for their films. The Weinstein Co., which released its final figures late Tuesday afternoon, had actually underestimated the four-day numbers for “Hoodwinked” on Monday when it was thought to be the winner, making the victory by “Glory Road” all the more impressive. When initially reporting last weekend’s four-day box office numbers, studios used ticket-sale figures for Friday through Sunday and estimates for Monday. In reporting a typical three-day weekend, the estimate is for Sunday. Final figures are typically closely in line with the estimates, although there are rare times when they differ significantly. “This has happened in the past with these estimates,” said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations Co. “When two films are this close to No. 1, that’s the only time when this becomes problematic.” While Disney was ultimately able to best the Weinsteins, “Hoodwinked” still benefited from the entire day it was viewed as as top dog, according to Dergarabedian. “Bragging rights are important, and once it was publicized as No. 1, it’s kind of hard to put that idea away,” he said. “In the minds of many, many people, it’s king for the day. Disney didn’t get that extra day of marketing. But everyone does their best to put out the most accurate possible estimate.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.comlast_img read more

France 3-2 England: Les Bleus reduced to 10 men but Three Lions beaten in Paris

first_img Ousmane Dembele scored France’s winner with just over 10 minutes remaining 1 Not even the controversial use of video assistant referees could prevent Gareth Southgate’s England from succumbing to defeat in their season-ending friendly against France.Touching tributes to the victims of the recent Manchester and London terror attacks made way for a surprisingly entertaining match, with captain Harry Kane opening the scoring early on at the end of a fine Three Lions move.Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe turned things around for the hosts before half-time, with Ousmane Dembele wrapping up a deserved 3-2 win as France made light of Kane’s equaliser and Raphael Varane’s sending off as VARs were utilised for the first time in an England match.The decision at the start of the second half highlighted the issues that need ironing out with the system being trialled by FIFA at selected matches ahead of wider implementation.Confusion reigned for a minute inside the Stade de France as referee Davide Massa waited to hear from video assistant team of Marco Guida and Massimiliano Irrati, with the penalty compounded by Varane’s controversial red card for bringing down Dele Alli.On-field bemusement was echoed by the home support, whose frustration would be lifted by their exciting, young side.Outrageously-talented 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe hit the bar and provided the pass that saw Dembele secure Didier Deschamps’ 10 men victory.England’s 3-4-3 formation did not work anywhere near as effectively as in March’s friendly in Germany, leading to an eventual switch to a four-man defence on an evening that gives Southgate plenty to ponder this summer.The match got under way five minutes late as those killed and injured in the recent attacks in Manchester and London were remembered in Paris.Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron hot-footed it from counter-terrorism talks to see the touching reversal of the tributes paid at Wembley when the sides met days after the Paris attacks in November 2015.The English flag was visible around the Stade de France, where the Republican Guard played a rendition of Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger as fans and players showed solidarity and togetherness.When attention turned to football, those in attendance bore witness to a superb team goal inside just nine minutes as England clicked in style.Alli’s crossfield ball was controlled by Raheem Sterling, before smartly putting in the overlapping Ryan Bertrand with a superb backheel. The left-back sent in a low cross to the far post for Kane to finish a superb team move – a delicious opener France quickly attempted to cancel out.Olivier Giroud’s frustration was visible after an offside call saw his superb acrobatic goal cancelled out, before Dembele somehow directed wide after bursting through to latch onto a pass from Mbappe.They were warning signs Southgate’s men failed to heed.Giroud was allowed to meet a free-kick with a powerful header that Tom Heaton did well to stop. But the Burnley goalkeeper, making his first start, could not stop Umtiti rifling home the loose ball.Heaton denied Mbappe at his near post as France looked to go ahead, before England belatedly showed some attacking intent as Bertrand was denied by Hugo Lloris.Eric Dier fired just wide from the resulting corner on a night when the Tottenham midfielder was not giving his defence enough protection.France capitalised on England’s fragile defence two minutes before half-time.Dembele led the charge and played the ball out wide, only for Gary Cahill’s intervention to play it back into his path. Showing great composure he cut in and got away a shot that Heaton denied, only for France to score another rebound as Sidibe turned in.Sterling saw a penalty appeal overlooked before half-time, with Kyle Walker and Jack Butland brought on for the second period, which got off to a controversial start.Alli’s burst into the box ended under pressure from Varane, with referee Massa pointing to the spot and referring to the video assistants.Confusion reigned at the Stade de France in the minute between awarding the penalty and handing a straight red card to Varane, with Kane then stepping up to beat Tottenham team-mate Lloris from the spot.Deschamps moved to steady the ship as the sting was temporarily taken out of proceedings as England struggled to make their advantage count.Butland did well to deny Mbappe before dawdling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was robbed of possession, allowing the French teenager to unleash a shot that rattled the bar.Thomas Lemar saw his follow-up hacked off the line and shaky England were punished in the 78th minute.Impressive Paul Pogba put through Mbappe, whose pass wide was met by a nice touch and low drive from Dembele that beat Butland.The England goalkeeper prevented it getting any worse on a night when Southgate’s side struggled.last_img read more


first_imgKilcar GAA News:Our seniors are into the quarter finals of the senior football championship following a 1-15 to 2-04 win over neighbours Killybegs in Fintra on Saturday evening the goal was scored by Mark McHugh just on half time to give us a 1-04 to 1-03 lead at the break next up is Termon at home this Sunday. Our reserves were beaten by a late Killybegs comeback in their championship match the final score was Killybegs 3-06 Cill Chartha 1-11 a win against Termon on Sunday will guarantee a quarter final spot. UnderageThe 2015 Broderick Cup takes place this Wednesday at 5:30pm players to be in Towney at 5pm SHARP, David Mockler represented the club at the Croke Park under 12s event last week no details of underage fixtures at this time.Club AppWe are up to 184 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha. 1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,400 this week’s numbers were:  2, 7, 13 and 16 winners were: €50 Peadar & Dearthla Molloy (Leitir) €30 Pauric Carr (Coguish) and €20 Michael Carr (Shalvey).  Lotto Plus numbers 2, 11, 23 and 25 there was no winner.BingoThere was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €5,250! This Sundays winners were €150 Evelyn Boyle €130 Brid Campbell, €120 Anncy Dorrian, €80 John Cunningham, €70 Colette McDevitt, Gerard Sowney, Margaret McShane, C Johnson, Bernard Shovlin, Ita Sweeney, Mary Cunningham and Martin Keaveney . For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: MARK MCHUGH GOAL CRUCIAL AS KILCAR EARN LOCAL BRAGGING RIGHTS OVER KILLYBEGS was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:Sportlast_img read more


first_imgDeclan Bonner will lead a Donegal Minor team into their first ever All-Ireland final on September 21.And Bonner was keen to praise Ethan O’Donnell whose point secured victory over Dublin.Donegal were two points down and kicking into Hill 16 but three points without reply, including the 59th minute winner from sub O’Donnell, secured victory. “Ethan has been outstanding for us whenever he’s come off the bench, you need that type of quality to turn games,” said Declan.“I’m absolutely delighted for the lads because I think back in my playing days, I lost an All-Ireland semi-final here in 1990 against Meath and there’s nothing worse than losing a semi-final.“We’ll be back now in three weeks’ time and we know Kerry are red-hot favourites but we’ll definitely be coming to win an All-Ireland minor final.”  BONNER HAILS SUPER-SUB ETHAN’S WINNING POINT FOR MINORS was last modified: September 1st, 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:Declan BonnerDonegal minorsEthan O’Donnelllast_img read more


first_imgFrom Jersey Day to Freshers Week, Mental Health Week to Movember 2014, Semester 1 at Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union, is set to be action packed for students making LYIT their first choice this academic year.Tanya RussellThe newly elected Student Union President, Tanya Russell, feels that the way to harness a positive outlook for students, and to encourage better student retention is to provide students with strong on-campus campaigns and activities, which inspire students to connect with their LYIT community.Many alumni students credit their positive experiences at the LYIT to time spent taking part in the sporting and societies programme at the Institute. Tanya said “Getting involved in more than the required academic programme, is key to encouraging positive student experiences, this, in turn has a positive effect on student retention, as students feel part of LYIT and not just a student number! My message to students attending LYIT this academic year is to get inspired by getting involved.“Whether you are interested in team sport, or you have a desire try a new activity or have been a volunteer in your local community, then LYIT Student Union will point you in the right direction and help you on your way to a fulfilling third level experience.”LYIT Freshers Week 2014 will take place at LYIT campus from Monday 22 September to Thursday 25 September, 2014.  GET INSPIRED BY GETTING INVOLVED AT LYIT STUDENT UNION! was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLYITTanya Russelllast_img read more

DD Motoring: Ryan’s classic blue tractor

first_imgWith the winter months arriving it’s a real pain trying to get the mist and frost cleared from the windows of your car every morning before you head off to work or do the school run.It’s great then when the heater kicks in and brings a bit of warm comfort to your morning’s motoring. But try and imagine how different it would be if you hadn’t a heater or hadn’t that many windows to steam up!It’s five-o-clock on the Port Rd. outward bound from Letterkenny and the rush hour is already well upon us. Advertisement The traffic is well backed up in both directions. A traffic jam has cars stopped with a cooking combination aroma of catalytic converters and clutches.A blue classic tractor sits in the middle of the traffic jam which looks as out of place as the black volcanic glass rock in the middle of the stone wall described in the film The Shawshank Redemption.There isn’t much chance of the heater clearing the windows on this tractor as there is no heater in the cab. The tractor belongs to a young fellow who has just finished his studies and had got a job at a busy forecourt in Letterkenny. Ryan Wilkin from Churchill works early and late shifts and was always looking for lift to or from work.With a car and its high insurance out of his budget, this nineteen-year-old Churchill man decided on a different route to get on the road and have transport of his own. Advertisement Ryan Wilkin at the the door of his 1973 Ford Tractor. Photo Brian McDaidRyan bought a tractor which is 24 years older than himself! It was first registered in Co. Meath in 1973. 44 years on and this present owner still has as much pride in this tractor as the first day it was bought new.Ryan takes up the story telling us he missed the tractor the first time he saw it for sale locally. Then when the tractor came up for sale the second time around he made no mistake about it.The humble 1973 Ford Tractor 3000 which is the star of our column this week. Photo Brian McDaidAfter doing the deal to buy it Ryan fitted a secondhand cab from a Massey Ferguson on his Ford 3000 tractor. It was the only one he could find that was anywhere near the requirements for the job in hand.The wings on a Ford 3000 are a bit smaller than the ones on a Massey Ferguson so it’s still a work in progress project to make small side panels to fill in the gaps.Clocked for 26 MPH with a bakelite steering wheel and floor mats that have been refurbished to keep the drafts out of Ryan’s tractor. Photo Brian McDaidThe tractor is very much like the way it came off the production line in 1973. It has no power steering or nothing like that. The only major work was done on the Ford was to fit a new wiring loom. Ryan also uses the tractor at his home on the farm which allows him to run the tractor on agricultural diesel.The tractor is 44 years old so it also qualifies for classic insurance and classic road tax, Ryan never felt he could justify the cost of high insurance for a young nineteen-year-old man for a car so for Ryan it was all about getting on the road, something he has thought about for a long time.Taxed and insured and ready for the road the 1973 tractor. Photo Brian McDaidIt’s just about having a bit of independence and not always asking someone for a lift here and there, he said.Speed vansRyan’s tractor is clocked for a maximum speed of 26MPH which he doubts it will still do considering its age. So this young man is never going to have to worry about speed cameras in the near future as he will never reach the limit. The Ford 3000 three cylinder Diesel engine which measures in hours running rather than miles Photo Brian McDaidAs with most tractors, it doesn’t measure the miles or kms on the road but it measures the hours this three-cylinder 47 horsepower diesel engine is running. So Ryan doesn’t know how many miles his tractor does to the gallon. All he knows is that it’s easy enough on fuel. Ryan throws in a couple of gallons every week and that keeps him going.Stealing the showThere’s not a week goes by at Tobin’s Filling Station where Ryan works that someone calls in and asks about the tractor.Asking about what age it is and who owns it and also asking if Ryan would sell it. From the prices that Ryan was offered for his tractor (which is not for sale by the way) it seems that Ryan’s blue tractor is losing no money for the short time that he has owned it.If anything it is increasing in value which is a rare thing for a motor vehicle.When you look at Ryan’s tractor it might look out of place in the rush hour in Letterkenny.But it’s a gem like no other gem for this young man who may not be travelling at any more than 26 miles per hour but is beating the insurance tax and depreciation with this 44-year-old Ford.Happy Motoring FolksDD Motoring: Ryan’s classic blue tractor was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:ford 3000letterkennytractorlast_img read more