Done Deal! Germany World Cup star Kroos completes Real Madrid switch

first_img Germany’s Toni Kroos Germany’s World Cup winner Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for an undisclosed feeThe 24-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year contract with the current Champions League holders.“We would like to thank Toni Kroos for his time here in Munich,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“We enjoyed great success here together. We would like to wish him and his family all the best in Madrid and with Real.”Kroos won three Bundesliga titles in four seasons with Bayern, clinching the DFB-Pokal three times and being part of the historic treble-winning side of 2012/13.That year they also clinched the Champions League, before winning the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup last season.In total, Kroos made 173 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 23 goals, 13 for Bayern and 10 during an 18-month loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen. 1last_img read more

Salah stars with four goals as Liverpool destroy Watford

first_imgAnd Salah chalked up his 34th goal of the season on 43 minutes when he tapped home from a few yards out to convert a wonderful cross from Andrew Robertson.The Egyptian then turned provider four minutes after the interval as he dug a cross out for Roberto Firmino, who did brilliantly to flick the ball into the net.Salah completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes with another run that sold several Hornets defenders before poking the ball past Orestis Karnezis.And his fourth came six minutes from time to put the icing on the cake when Danny Ings’ shot was saved and Salah was there to score.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Salah completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes with another run that sold several Hornets defenders before poking the ball past Orestis Karnezis.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 17 – Mohamed Salah was on form once again as he scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool and four goals overall in their 5-0 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.It only took the Reds four minutes to get the scoring under way as Mohamed Salah put Miguel Britos on his backside with a jinking run before drilling the ball into the net.last_img read more

One key player every Premier League club must sign this summer

first_img 20 20 20 12. Middlesbrough should sign Alex Pritchard – Boro had the toughest defence in the Championship last season, but while they were a challenge to score against, they found scoring the toughest compared to their top six opponents. Manager Aitor Karanka could therefore be targeting attacking players. With limited top flight experience, Pritchard, who has come through Tottenham Hotspur’s academy, would be a risk but perhaps one worth taking. 4. Chelsea should sign Alvaro Morata – The Blues need competition for Diego Costa up top. Last season illustrated just how weak their attacking options were, and Antonio Conte will need to address this. Morata has had his buy-back clause activated by Real Madrid and Chelsea could make an offer with the La Liga giants looking to sell on for a profit. 3. Burnley should sign Jonjo Shelvey – Burnley have their critics ahead of their return to the Premier League, despite their superb season in the Championship to seal promotion. One area that requires addressing this summer is who can fill the void left by Joey Barton. Shelvey, similar in style to the midfielder, could be the man up for the job. 16. Swansea City should sign Nabil Bentaleb – Swansea were a rejuvenated side under Francesco Guidolin in the second half of the season, but the Italian will know work needs doing in the summer transfer window. Bentaleb, struggling for playing time at White Hart Lane, could add some much needed grit – and quality – to the Swans’ midfield, perhaps filling the role played by Jonjo Shelvey in the 2014/15 season. 20 19. West Bromwich Albion should sign Andros Townsend – The Baggies have become a dull unit in the Premier League, almost void of ideas in the final third. Tony Pulis should therefore be eyeing attacking players and Townsend, who may be eyeing a move to a Premier League side after Newcastle’s relegation, would liven up his side’s attack. 2. Bournemouth should sign Tomas Kalas – Despite a bright start to life in the top flight, the Cherries began to struggle as the season progressed. Next season could be a difficult one for the club and they would be wise to address their defence. Middlesbrough are reportedly keen on signing Kalas on a permanent deal, but with the newly-promoted side yet to agree a move for the Chelsea defender, Bournemouth could capitalise. 8. Leicester City should sign Christian Benteke – As Premier League champions, Claudio Ranieri should be looking to pull off a major deal this summer. While Benteke’s reputation has fallen at Anfield, much of his struggle can be attributed to Liverpool’s style of play not suiting the centre forward. His hold up play could see him slot straight into the Foxes team, allowing the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez to play off him. 17. Tottenham Hotspur should sign Michy Batshuayi – Spurs were outstanding last season, despite their blip at the end of the campaign. Mauricio Pochettino has a strong squad, but perhaps one area that needs addressing is his options up top. Batshuayi is considered one of the finest young forwards in Europe currently and would provide fine competition to Harry Kane. 20 1. Arsenal should sign Alexandre Lacazette – check out our guide in full to the one key player every Premier League club should sign this summer by clicking the arrow above, right – Most Arsenal fans will probably tell you they need far more than one key signing this summer. Perhaps a new centre back or a defensive midfielder. But one position that really needs addressing is their striker. Olivier Giroud seems short of the quality required and Lacazette would be a welcome addition – not to mention a more realistic target than Karim Benzema or Gonzalo Higuain. 20 20 10. Manchester City should sign Paul Pogba – Pep Guardiola, as with Jose Mourinho, will have his eyes on a major signing this summer. The man the Spaniard should be considering is Pogba. Despite yet to really convince for France this summer, he remains one of the best midfielders in Europe and his arrival would worry City’s rivals further. 14. Stoke City should sign Georginio Wijnaldum – Despite having a strong attacking unit on paper, Mark Hughes’ side disappointed in the final third last season. He’ll want to address such concerns over the summer and may be keen to bring new players in to liven up his attack. Wijnaldum expressed glimpses of his ability on Tyneside and will believe he’s superior to that of a Championship player. 7. Hull City should sign Phil Jones – Steve Bruce has a number of players with experience in the Premier League at his disposal, and he could be interested in adding more to his squad. Jones, whose future at Manchester United is unclear, might welcome an offer away from Old Trafford – even if it isn’t glamorous. 18. Watford should sign Robbie Brady – Brady starred for the Republic of Ireland, helping his country reach the last 16 of the Euro 2016 finals. He is likely to be in demand and with the Hornets in need of inspiration after a demoralising six months, he could be an excellent addition to the squad. What’s more, Watford have made a habit of heading overseas for their transfer business over the last few seasons, and fans would welcome a home-grown player arriving at Vicarage Road. 13. Southampton should sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Chelsea fans will be devastated at the prospect of Loftus-Cheek leaving Stamford Bridge, but if he wishes for regular first-team football, he may have to do just that. Capable of playing a deeper role and as a no.10, the Chelsea midfielder could fill the void left by Victor Wanyama, who has sealed a move to White Hart Lane, and Sadio Mane, who is expected to join Liverpool. 6. Everton should sign Asmir Begovic – With Tim Howard leaving Goodison Park and question marks remaining over whether Joel Robles should be the club’s no.1, new manager Ronald Koeman may be targeting a goalkeeper this summer. Begovic, who proved he is far from finished when called upon during Thibaut Courtois’ injury at the end of last year, should come cheap and would welcome the offer of guaranteed first team football. 20 15. Sunderland should sign Andre Ayew – Reports claim Ayew’s future at the Liberty Stadium is uncertain and the Black Cats could capitalise on his situation. Jermain Defoe aside, there was a lack of goal threat from Sam Allardyce’s men and the Ghana winger, who scored 12 last season, could slot straight into the Sunderland starting line-up. 20 9. Liverpool should sign Blaise Matuidi – Liverpool have plenty of attacking options and Jurgen Klopp should be considering his defensive options. The Reds are missing a dominant midfielder – a player superior to Jordan Henderson. Matuidi, a key player for Paris Saint-Germain and France, could fulfil this role. 5. Crystal Palace should sign Andre Gray – Gray finished top scorer of the Championship last season and Burnley will be doing all they can to keep hold of the forward. An offer from Alan Pardew, though, could be difficult for the 25-year-old to turn down. The Eagles were short of fire power last season and could be looking for a replacement to the underwhelming Connor Wickham. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 It’s that time of the year when clubs start to strengthen in preparation for the incoming window.New and old managers will be taking a look at their current squad, wondering which area is in need of work.Arsenal might be searching for a centre forward to compete with Olivier Giroud, while Manchester United could be scouring Europe for a marquee acquisition.But who should your club sign this summer?Check out talkSPORT’s guide to the one key player every Premier League club should be looking to sign ahead of the 2016/17 season by viewing the slideshow above.Disagree? Comment below! 20 11. Manchester United should sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic – This deal should be one the club are working tirelessly to finalise. The Swedish centre forward is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain and eyeing an adventure elsewhere. He is exactly the statement signing Jose Mourinho craves in his first summer in charge of United. 20 20 20. West Ham United should sign Wilfried Bony – Speculation on the Hammers suggests the club’s board are eyeing a marquee signing this summer ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium. A centre forward could be a priority and Bony, who they have been linked to before, could be a perfect addition to Slaven Bilic’s squad. Manchester City may be looking to sell, with reports of Nolito moving to the Etihad.last_img read more

Roberts expects growth in city

first_imgLANCASTER – Mayor Frank Roberts expects that his city this year will see major gains in retail development and job creation and a renewed focus on fighting crime. Roberts, who will complete his fifth and final term as mayor in April, said the city’s anti-crime efforts will focus on crime related to government-subsidized rental housing, the so-called federal Section 8 program that helps low-income families pay their rent. “One of the concerns we get loud and clear is the Section 8 housing,” Roberts said. “We’re going to have to focus on that.” The Lancaster Community Appreciation Project, started in 2004 to police apartment complexes and other rental units, is starting to show results and might be expanded, Roberts said. The program, called LAN-CAP, involves eight deputies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The program costs roughly $1.3 million, of which about one-fourth is funded by a rental license fee of $65 a year for landlords who own at least two rental units, plus $25 for each additional unit. Rental units account for about 30 percent of the city’s housing stock, but they account for two-thirds of the calls for service for deputies. Roberts said the city will also look to help promote a proposal to create a sheriff’s academy at Antelope Valley College. The proposal is aimed at helping the Sheriff’s Department address a personnel shortage of some 1,000 deputies throughout Los Angeles County. County officials say the department is having a hard time hiring and training new deputies as fast as veterans retire or transfer to other departments. In terms of retail development, Roberts predicted that residents will see dramatic growth in the next few years. Roberts said the build-up of businesses along Palmdale’s 10th Street West corridor will push chains to look further north. “You’ll see a build-out along the freeway,” Roberts said. “There will be hotels arriving on the scene that will stimulate retail and restaurant growth around them.” A $25 million makeover of the Valley Central shopping center, in the works for five years, will be in full swing in 2006. The renovation essentially replaces three big buildings – a former Costco, a former House2Home and the present Wal-Mart – and some smaller stores with one giant building – a Super Wal-Mart – and some smaller stores. The former Costco and House2Home stores have been demolished and construction soon will begin on the Wal-Mart store. Once the Wal-Mart Supercenter is open, the current Wal-Mart building will be torn down and replaced with smaller stores. Pads along Valley Central Way will be built to accommodate either smaller stores or restaurants. In terms of job creation, much of the attention will be focused on the development of the Fox Field Corridor, the area between Fox Field Airport and the Antelope Valley Freeway, Roberts said. The area is slated for industrial and commercial development. Among the projects in the corridor that will spur job growth are the establishment of a distribution center by SYGMA Network Inc., a restaurant supply company. The center, estimated to cost $15 million, will be ramping up its employment in 2006 to about 350 workers. The corridor will also see development of the Fox Field Business Park, a $24 million project by the commercial arm of home-building giant Larwin Co. The business park will eventually have 24 buildings with a total floor space of 220,000 square feet. Roberts said he hopes work will start soon on the 62-acre Whit Carter Park at Sierra Highway and Avenue H-8. The park, projected to cost about $8 million, will be built in phases, and is expected eventually to include baseball fields, picnic areas and tennis courts. City officials envision the park being the anchor of a revitalization project they have dubbed Northeast Gateway Corridors Vision Plan. The plan is aimed at improving the area bordered roughly by 10th Street West, West Avenue H-8, Challenger Way and Avenue I. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The Central Hotel named as Donegal’s best 3* hotel

first_imgThe Central Hotel team in Donegal Town are delighted to be awarded Best 3 Star Hotel in Co Donegal in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2019, hosted by EU Business Magazine.And that’s not all they’ve been celebrating, as the hotel has also been accredited a Customer Service Excellence Award from Failte Ireland.The Central Hotel has been focusing on customer service excellence, and as part of this all staff completed training with Failte Ireland. Best 3 Star Hotel award for Central Hotel: Elaine McInaw Sales & Marketing Manager, Louise Gallen Duty Manager, Monica Ciupek Housekeeping Manager, Carol Molly Duty Manager, Marie McCaul Duty Manager, Jenna Timoney Front Office Manager & Breda Haden General ManagerWithin the last year the new additions of Suite Pads into Hotel Guestrooms has given great focus to ensuring the management team receives direct feedback from all guests while they are staying in-house. This also gives the guests a wealth of information at their fingertips during their stay at the hotel including the option of Green efficiency,  downloading menus and browsing activities to enhance their stay.Breda Haden, General Manager, and her team wish to extend a special thanks to the loyal hotel guests and of course their local customers for their continued loyalty and support through the season.“The hotel is opened through Christmas 2019 and we look forward to celebrating with you over the Festive season and hope that you will make the Central Hotel your home away from home “www.centralhoteldonegal.com The Central Hotel named as Donegal’s best 3* hotel was last modified: October 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal TownEU Business MagazineIrish Enterprise Awards 2019the central hotellast_img read more

DONEGAL SOFTWARE COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO AUSTRALIA

first_imgMalachi Eastwood, Managing Director, Gartan Technologies, pictured with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD on a recent trade mission to Australia organised by Enterprise Ireland. The Donegal based software company is expanding its operations to Australia and opened an office in Sydney on Monday, November 3rd.Gartan Technologies, based in Letterkenny, is now a global entity due to the expansion of its business to Australia. The company develops specialised software which monitors the availability of personnel and manages their time.Gartan already has a strong customer base in the UK and Ireland and has been awarded a major contract by Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), one of the largest Fire & Rescue operations in the world. Speaking about Gartan Technologies’ entry into the Australian market, Managing Director, Malachi Eastwood, said they are delighted to be working with FRNSW because it represents a significant step forward.“There are great opportunities in Australia but to make the most of them you need to have a presence on the ground. In fact, our decision to do so was key to securing our new relationship with FRNSW.”New South Wales is a region larger than France and in 2012/13 FRNSW responded to over 134,000 incidents. FRNSW was looking for a system that would help ensure they had sufficient personnel available to respond to emergency callouts from 338 stations.Because of the scale of the New South Wales operation, they wanted a proven solution that matched their specific requirements. Upon undertaking a rigorous evaluation of the global market, they chose Gartan because of their track record and reputation in Ireland and the UK. Malachi explains, “We work with organisations in many sectors including Health, Finance, Manufacturing and Emergency Services, that put an emphasis on ensuring their employees’ time is always properly utilised and valued. Our products do more than simply manage staff availability, they are strategic tools which enhance performance and efficiency.”“Organisations want reliable, flexible partners that consistently deliver to help them manage their employee time. It’s a proposition that we took to Australia which has been very well received. We’re especially proud to have clients in Ireland and UK who have been with us for 14, 16 and even 18 years. That’s a track record we intend to keep in Australia.” DONEGAL SOFTWARE COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO AUSTRALIA was last modified: November 5th, 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)last_img read more

DELIGHT AS TORI SETS ANOTHER IRISH POLE VAULT RECORD

first_imgFINN VALLEY AC’s Tori Pena opened her 2012 season in style competing in the U C S Spirit Pole Vault Summit overnight.She went for and hit a new Irish record of 4-45m edging closer to that much sought 4-50m mark needed for London Olympic Qualification.Her previous best 4.35 indoors and obviously a winter spent with an elite training group in Phoenix is beginning to show a return. This mark in itself puts her in line for world indoor selection and European championship selection next July but the focus is very much on being on that plane from Derry to London.A number of other high profile meets are planned in the weeks ahead Stateside so fingers crossed.She is pictured here at a recent Donegal game with Michael McGonagle.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  DELIGHT AS TORI SETS ANOTHER IRISH POLE VAULT RECORD was last modified: January 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley ACnew irish recordtori penalast_img read more

JURY IN SEX ATTACK TRIAL SENT HOME FOR THE NIGHT

first_imgA JURY has been sent home for the night in the trial of a Co Donegal man accused of raping a woman when she was a girl.The accused man has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 46 counts of indecent assault and rape of the woman.The offences were alleged to have taken place between January 1965 and June 1975 in two different Donegal houses and a shed at the back of one of those houses. She had been living with her guardian at the time.She has told the Central Criminal Court in Dublin that the alleged offences started when she was seven and continued until she completed her Intermediate Certificate in 1975.The jury of nine men and three women had been considering its verdict for 90 minutes this evening.Mr Justice Paul Carney took the decision to suspend their deliberations for the evening and they were sent home.The jury will return tomorrow to continue deliberations.JURY IN SEX ATTACK TRIAL SENT HOME FOR THE NIGHT was last modified: March 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:JURY IN SEX ATTACK TRIAL SENT HOME FOR THE NIGHTlast_img read more

FREE EMPLOYERS INFORMATION NIGHT TO ANSWER RANGE OF VITAL QUESTIONS

first_imgThe Regional Employment Service (RES) is funded by Donegal Local Development Company and has been managed and delivered by the Congress Centre for the Unemployed, Letterkenny since 1997.It is designed to meet the needs of the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups by providing information on the full range of employment, vocational training and education options available.The Regional Employment Service has a range of services, which will help you on the road towards employment. Having access to all state and community agencies we can help you apply for education, training courses and jobs.The following are among some of the services we offer:• Put together a professional C.V.• Fill out application forms. • Prepare properly for your interview.• Provide access to emerging job opportunities.• Outline the advantages of taking up employment.RES continually liaises with employers in the Donegal area offering them a free recruitment service. Over the past few months it has been brought to our attention the lack of supports available to employers throughout the DLDC catchment area.In response to this Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) in conjunction with the Regional Employment Service (RES) are hosting an information evening for new and existing employers. The objective of the evening being to give an overview of the supports available from the various agencies and a Human Resource expert will also give a presentation and be available to answer questions on the night. Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012Venue: Donegal Volunteer Centre (above Tobin’s Garage)Port Rd, LetterkennyTime: 7.30pm – 9.00pm Please note a sample of the topics to be covered on the night:• Introduction & overview of the night• Regional Employment Service supports• Revenue Job Assist• Job Bridge Programme• Department of Social Protection supports• Overview of the procedures to follow when taking on new employees.• Questions & AnswersFor further information please telephone the Michael Breslin (Regional Employment Service) 074 9128010 or Louise Brogan (Donegal Local Development) 074 9723368.FREE EMPLOYERS INFORMATION NIGHT TO ANSWER RANGE OF VITAL QUESTIONS was last modified: June 21st, 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)last_img read more

DDTV: A VIDEO DIARY OF RATHMULLAN IN THE SUMMER SUN

first_imgDDTV: The cloud is back – and we may be seeing more of that in coming days. But for those of you hoping for the good weather to return, sit back and play this video by Paul Deeney of Rathmullan in the early June sunshine.It’s stunning. DDTV: A VIDEO DIARY OF RATHMULLAN IN THE SUMMER SUN was last modified: June 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: A VIDEO DIARY OF RATHMULLAN IN THE SUMMER SUNlast_img read more