The women’s team are in pool A with Tahiti, Guam and Nauru, while pool B see’s American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Fiji and New Caledonia together. “It will be a tough game and I expect the new members of the team to be challenged by their opponent, while for the men’s team they are expected to face a tougher challenge from New Caledonia, Fiji and American Samoa should they face off in the crossover,” Daroa said. “The women’s quest for gold begins with a baptism of fire against Tahiti who they haven’t faced since 2013’s Pacific Open Championships in Wellington, New Zealand.” PNG Basketball Federation president Nick Daroa said the draw for Team PNG has PNG against some of the best teams, but said in the event that the round robin competition does a crossover PNG should be looking at the facing teams they have defeated in the past. From PACNEWS The competition will kick off on Friday July 3 at 1pm and will end with the gold medal play off for the men’s on Sunday July 12 at 3pm. All basketball competitions will be held at the Taurama Aquatic Centre Courts –BSP Arena while the semi finals and finals will be held at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium –PNG Power Dome.
In order to reduce the importation and use of substandard electrical products which often result in damages and fires, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), in partnership with the Government Electrical Inspectorate (GEI), has developed a number of standards which will see the supervision of various electrical items being imported, resold and used throughout the country.Business Minister Haimraj RajkumarA total of 31 national standards were developed by the Bureau’s electro-technical committee, and were later approved by the National Standards Council to stipulate requirements for the electrical fittings and equipment.In light of this, the GNBS on Wednesday engaged private and public stakeholders during a forum on what is required when importing and reselling electrical equipment now that these standards were made compulsory.These requirements, together with the role of the GNBS in the compliance process, were presented by GNBS Head of Product Compliance Department, Shailendra Rai in his opening remarks at the event.“Importers and dealers of these products would be required to register with the GNBS to import and sell these products, we are also advising that importers and dealers acquire the relevant standards for products they intend to import and familiarise themselves with the requirements of these standards…these products will be inspected at the time of importation and at the sale outlets to ensure compliance,” Rai conveyed.The Head of Department further noted that a request was received from the GEI to develop standards relating to electrical installation products, primarily as a result of the importation and sale of substandard electrical products on our local market.As a result, a number of standards were developed by the electro-technical committee.Meanwhile, in expressing satisfaction with the partnership and development of the new standards, Business Minister Haimraj Rajkumar highlighted that the approval and implementation of same pushes Guyana forward to national development.“This forum is very important and necessary and one step in the direction of Guyana embracing quality standard as a tool in national development. The Ministry of Business through the National Bureau of Standards is pleased to partner with the Government Electrical Inspectorate to adapt the 31 standards for electrical installations out of concern about the alarming of substandard electrical products on the market”.Some of the standards titles include: seasonal and holiday decorative products, lamp holders, armoured cables, panel boards, surge protective devices and grounding and bonding equipment, among others.The Bureau is expected to commence the enforcement of these standards on February 1, 2020.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Samuel Onyango wheels away in celebration after scoring the opening goal during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Feb 25- Ephraim Guikan’s 71st minute goal gave Gor Mahia their third win of the 2018 Kenyan Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.Guikan’s first league goal for K’Ogalo wiped the blushes off keeper Boniface Oluoch whose howler had handed Kariobangi Sharks the equalizer courtesy of Bolton Omwenga’s freekick after Samuel Onyango had given the 16-time KPL champions an early lead. The win sees Gor Mahia move to nine points, one behind leaders Mathare United but with a match in hand.Elsewhere at the Thika Stadium, AFC Leopards wiped off their CAF Confederations Cup exit disappointment with a 2-1 win over Ulinzi Stars. The win sees them move four points after playing two matches and will have two more games at hand.At the stroke of half time, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr walked straight into the pitch, pissed off and turning red with anger, giving his players a serious hair dryer. He was unimpressed with the first half performance and especially Oluoch’s howler.Te British tactician had made changes to his team having played in a CAF Champions League tie on Wednesday in Equatorial Guinea.He maintained his back four, but made changes upfront with Philemon Otieno and Bernard Ondieki manning the midfield while Samuel Onyango and Bernard Omondi ran either wing.Kagere led the hunt for goals upfront, pairing with the Ivorian Ephraim Guikan.Gor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan and Kariobangi Sharks defender Geoffrey Shiveka vie for the ball during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluJust as has been their tradition since Kerr took charge last July, K’Ogalo started with immense pressure. In the sixth minute they had their first effort at goal, Guikan glancing a header wide from Samuel Onyango’s cross.Three minutes later, they were wheeling away in celebration, roles changing from the first chance, Guikan setting up Onyango.The former Ulinzi winger had made a decent run on the right with Guikan splitting the defense with a superb pass, Onyango meeting it up on the run, setting himself up and firing past John Oyemba for his second goal of the season.But Sharks were not willing to be cowed after going down early and they equally gave in a fight. In the 14th minute, Ebrimah Sanneh had a chance with a header at the back post from a Bolton Omwenga corner, but it went wide.In the 21st minute, Sharks found themselves level courtesy of an Oluoch howler.The shot-stopper let the ball slip between his legs from an Omwenga freekick from range. It was an easy goal to let in from a keeper of Oluoch’s caliber.With both teams on level terms, the game turned into an interesting attacking spectacle, each team giving a stab at attacking options.In the 25th minute, Guikan had another go at goal but his shot from the edge of the box was weak after a little pretty back-heel assist from Kagere.Kariobangi Sharks keeper John Oyemba wins the ball in the air against Gor Mahia’s Bernard Ondieki during a Kenyan Premier League match in Machakos on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFive minutes later, Onyango almost made it two for Gor in similar fashion as he had done in scoring the first, breaking off on the right to meet a Kagere pass but this time Oyemba made a superb stop for a corner.Guikan came ever so close to scoring his first league goal since joining Gor in the 33rd minute but his powerful header off a Kagere cross went straight into the crossbar.In the final five minutes of the half, Sharks had two superb opportunities to go into the breather a goal up. In the 40th minute, Duke Abuya placed the ball wide unmarked inside the six yard box from Sanneh’s cross.At the stroke of halftime, the crossbar came to Gor’s rescue after Wellington Ochieng lost the ball on the left. Fidel Origa picked up, fed in Patilah Omotto who set himself up with the first touch before releasing a ferocious shot from inside the area.In the second half, William Muluya was the first to bolt into making changes, pulling out Origa for youngster James Mazembe.On the hour mark, Kerr made a response with a double switch, Onyango and Omondi coming off for Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi and Francis Kahata. On his end, Muluya threw in his last two cards at once, withdrawing Sanneh and Abuya for Francis Manoah and youngster Sidney Simale.Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Sven Yidah controls the ball under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Bernard Ondieki during a Kenyan Premier League match in Machakos on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIt was Kerr’s changes which would pay dividends as his team’s forward play improved, Omondi and Kahata’s creativity on the ball giving Sharks some new problems.In the 76th minute, Gor came close with Kahata’s freekick landing inside the six yard box from the right but Kagere’s touch was too much, the ball flying over.However, five minutes later, Gor made it 2-1 with Guikan tapping in unmarked at the far post from a Kagere cross.Sharks lost the ball cheaply with Mazembe, under minimal pressure letting the ball roll out of play with a heavy second touch. Wellington Ochieng took the throw quick to Kagere who slapped a low cross into the area for Guikan to tap home.From then on, it was Gor all the way as Sharks failed to land a response. They only came close with Oluoch making a good save to deny Manoah with a low shot from the edge of the area.The reigning league champions will only have two days of rest before facing Tusker FC at the same venue on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“Rather than allow our intelligence professionals to maintain a laser focus on the terrorists, we are once again mired in a debate about what our intelligence community may or may not be doing,” he said. But many Democrats and civil-liberties advocates said they were disturbed by the report, invoking images of Big Brother and announcing legislation aimed at reining in the NSA’s domestic operations. Fifty-two members of Congress asked the president to name a special counsel to investigate the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs. Some leading Republicans also raised concerns. Sen. Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania Republican who leads the Judiciary Committee, said the reported data-mining activities raised serious constitutional questions and that he planned to seek the testimony of telephone company executives. The House majority leader, John Boehner, said he wanted more information on the program because “I am not sure why it would be necessary to keep and have that kind of information.” In his remarks, Bush did not directly confirm or deny the existence of the data-mining operation, but he said that “as a general matter, every time sensitive intelligence is leaked, it hurts our ability to defeat this enemy.” Seeking to distinguish call-tracing operations from actual eavesdropping, the president said “the government does not listen to domestic phone calls without court approval.” The records involved include phone numbers called, time, date and direction of call and other details but not the words spoken, according to telecommunications experts. Customers’ names and addresses are not included in the companies’ call records, though they could be cross-referenced to obtain personal data. Hayden, making rounds at the Capitol to seek support for his confirmation as CIA director, did not discuss the report but defended his former agency. “Everything that NSA does is lawful and very carefully done,” Hayden said. The law on data-mining activities is murky terrain, and legal analysts were divided Thursday on the question of whether the NSA’s tracing and analysis of huge streams of American communications data would require the agency to use subpoenas or court warrants. Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies, said, “If they don’t get a court order, it’s a crime.” She said while the FBI might be able to get access to phone collection databases by using an administrative subpoena, her reading of federal law is that the NSA would be banned from doing so without court approval. But another expert on the law of electronic surveillance, Kenneth C. Bass III, said if access to the call database was granted in response to a national security letter issued by the government, “it would probably not be illegal, but it would be very troubling.” “The concept of the NSA having near-real-time access to information about every call made in the country is chilling,” said Bass, former counsel for intelligence policy at the Justice Department. He said the phone records program resembled Total Information Awareness, a Pentagon data-mining program shut down by Congress in 2003 after a public outcry. The NSA refused to discuss the report, but said in a statement that it “takes its legal responsibilities seriously and operates within the law.” AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth all issued statements affirming that they follow the law in protecting customers’ privacy but would not discuss details of the report. “AT&T has a long history of vigorously protecting customer privacy,” said Selim Bingol, a company spokesman. “We also have an obligation to assist law enforcement and other government agencies responsible for protecting the public welfare.” Two former intelligence officials said they did not have direct knowledge of the NSA program but questioned whether the agency had unlimited access to the call data. One of the officials, granted anonymity because the program is classified, said he believed the companies have probably complied with more-specific requests for data, such as records of all calls from Afghanistan to United States numbers. The other, Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, a former NSA general counsel, agreed, saying that for NSA to get access to a massive collection of domestic call data would be a break with decades of trying to be precise and limited when seeking data that raised concerns about Americans’ privacy. “I can’t believe all that history has been set aside,” said Parker, now dean of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Specter said in an interview that he would press for information on the operations of the NSA program to determine its legality. “I don’t think we can really make a judgment on whether warrants would be necessary until we know a lot more about the program,” said the senator. One central question is whether the NSA uses its analysis of phone-call patterns to select people in the United States whose phone calls and e-mail messages are monitored without warrants. The Times has reported that the agency is believed to have eavesdropped on the international communications of about 400 to 500 people within the United States at a time, with thousands of people targeted since the Sept. 11 attacks. Democrats said they would use the new disclosures to push for more answers about the NSA’s domestic activities from Hayden at his confirmation hearing, set for Thursday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., predicted “a major constitutional confrontation on Fourth Amendment guarantees of unreasonable search and seizure” and she said the new disclosures presented “a growing impediment to the confirmation of Hayden.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut neither Bush nor any other administration figure explicitly denied the account, which suggested that the NSA’s surveillance and data-mining operations in the United States go further than previously acknowledged and rekindled the controversy about domestic spying. Several lawmakers predicted that the new disclosures would complicate confirmation hearings next week for Gen. Michael V. Hayden, formerly the head of the NSA, as the president’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. The New York Times first reported in December, a week after its initial disclosure that the president had authorized the NSA to conduct eavesdropping without warrants, that the agency had gained the cooperation of American telecommunications companies to get access to records of vast amounts of domestic and international phone calls and e-mail messages. The agency analyzes communications patterns, the report said, and looks for evidence of terrorist activity at home and abroad. The USA Today article Thursday went further, saying the NSA had created an enormous database of all calls made by customers of the three phone companies in an effort to compile a log of “every call ever made” within this country. The report said one large phone company, Qwest, had refused to cooperate with the NSA because it was uneasy about the legal implications of handing over customer information to the government without warrants. Some Republicans, including Rep. Peter Hoekstra, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, defended the NSA’s activities and denounced the disclosure. Hoekstra, R-Michigan, said the report “threatens to undermine our nation’s safety.” WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans and Democrats alike demanded answers from the Bush administration Thursday about a report that the National Security Agency has collected records of millions of domestic phone calls, even as President George W. Bush assured Americans that their privacy is “fiercely protected.” “We’re not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans,” Bush said before leaving for a commencement address in Mississippi. “Our efforts are focused on links to al-Qaida and their known affiliates.” The president sought to defuse a tempest on Capitol Hill over an article in USA Today reporting that AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth have turned over tens of millions of customer phone records to the NSA since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. But Bush’s remarks appeared to do little to mollify members of Congress, as several leading lawmakers said they wanted to hear directly from administration officials and telecommunication executives. The USA Today report could not be independently confirmed, and some former intelligence officials questioned the accuracy of some details.
The lotto numbers for this week were 2, 4,8,19 and the match 3 winner was Eileen boyce, letterkenny. Next week’s jackpot is €2,020. Sellers this week are Leon Kelly and Mark McDaid.A Young Whistlers course to train new referees will take place shortly for anyone aged 16 or over interested in training as a referee. Please contact Paddy Mc Ginty.Anyone interested in doing a First Aid Course from Friday 20th May to Sunday 22nd May should contact Sharon Mc Ginty. Places are limited. The seniors were beat by glenties on Friday night in the league on a score line of 2-07 to 0-07. On Saturday our reserves won by a point while the seniors drew against malin at home.The club are in action this weekend in the Gaeltacht which is being held in Falcarragh this year.Well done to captain Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher and the Donegal team who won the Division 2 league final on Sunday in Croke Park.The club are looking for stewards for the Ulster championship game on the 15th may against Antrim, anyone interested give their names to Barry McDaid or paddy tinney. Next monthly meeting is on the 3rd of May at 8.30.Former player Steve Breen is involved in running the 2nd Connemara Rough Diamond on June 4th this year. Check out www.connemararoughdiamond.com. This year they have organised an exciting new competition, they are holding the first ever “All Ireland Inter County Adventure Race”. For more info: http://www.connemararoughdiamond.com/en/crd_2011/all_ireland_challenge.html or contact Steve on 087 9237682. The club will have a concert on Friday May 6 featuring local talent. Anybody interested in taking part should contact Anne Farrell (0863150932) Sharon McGinty (0879210846) or Dan McDaid (0868618261).GLENSWILLY GAA NOTES was last modified: April 26th, 2011 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)
FEATURES: Gill & Macmillan Books are extending an open invitaion to attend the launch of Jim McGuinness’ memoir, Until Victory Always, from 7.30pm – 9pm on the 29th of October in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties.Following an appearance on The RTÉ Late Late Show on Friday, 30 October, Jim will also be in Donegal and Letterkenny bookshops on Sunday, 1 November to meet fans and sign copies of the book. He will be at Four Masters Bookshop, The Diamond, Donegal at 12 noon and at Easons, Letterkenny at 3.30pm. For further information visit www.gillmacmillanbooks.ie/JimMcGuinnessA moving and honest meditation on the nature of sportsmanship, dedication and what it means to lead, Until Victory Always is an honest and inspiring account of achievement in the face of incredible adversity.When he took over as manager of the Donegal senior football team in the summer of 2010, McGuinness inherited a wounded thing.When he stepped down just over four years later, the same group of players had won three Ulster championships, the All-Ireland title of 2012 and succeeded in overturning a century-old perception of how Gaelic football should be played. His departure also marked the end of a personal odyssey which had begun almost three decades earlier and weathered the aftermath of two family tragedies.Destined to become a classic, Until Victory Always is the unforgettable and highly personal account of McGuinness’ years at the helm of the Donegal team.Confessional, moving, funny and fiercely honest, it’s at once the epic story of one team’s audacious bid to rewrite its destiny and one man’s moving testament to the power of sport to sustain us in our darkest moments.Until Victory Always is published by Gill & Macmillan on Friday, 30 October 2015, priced at €22.99.For media queries contact Teresa Daly, Marketing and Communications Manager.Gill & Macmillan, 01 500 9521, o86 838 3559, firstname.lastname@example.org. DONEGAL FANS INVITED TO ATTEND MCGUINNESS BOOK LAUNCH was last modified: October 22nd, 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:newsSport
Nótaí Gaeil FhánadaLotto Results Numbers drawn 1, 6, 11, 16, 17. Bonus NO. 13. ***One jackpot winner of €1,200*** Martin Coll, Shore Road, Kerrykeel.€50 winner Noreen Mc Conigley, Doaghbeg. Next weeks jackpot is €1,000.Seniors & ReservesAllSportStore.com Division 3 Round 9 Dé Sathairn 28ú Bealtaine. Gaeil Fhánada v CLG Bun Cranncha i dTraigh a Locha ag 5.30i.n agus 7.30i.n. Réiteoirí Benny Trearty agus Seamus McGonigle faoi seach. Come along to Tria Locha this Saturday and support our boys! Best of luck to all!Bord na nÓgU8sU8 training in trialough on Friday evening @ 6pm. Thanks very much to the ardara club for the hospitality to all at the U10 blitz on Saturday last, we had 20 boys at the blitz, U9 team beat Aodh Rua and ardara, U10 beat Aodh rua and lost out in a very good game v ardara.Thanks to the coaches Paul, paddy, and martin and to all the parents who made the long journey over to support the teams. And to all the boys who behaved themselves very well on and off the pitch.U10s U10 games v Termon in Trialough on this Thursday evening @6.30 start, could all the boys be at the pitch @6pm sharp.U10s and U12sU10s and U12 training on Tuesday evenings @5.45pm in Trialough.U14 U14 training on Wednesday evening @ 6p.m. New players always welcome.Cumann na mBanU12 girlsGaeil Fhánada 7:05 v Glenswilly 2:00Well done to our U12 girls and management on beating Glenswilly in the first game of theseason. Great performance from all our girls. Keep up the good work!Senior LadiesOur Senior Ladies play away v Glenswilly this Sunday morning in the last game of the Shield, come along and give them a shout!Ladies Division 3 NW – League CompetitionLadies League Fixtures:Round 1 – Sun 22nd May Gaeil Fhánada v Termon B, MacCumhaills v Glenswilly, LKGaels – FREERound 2 – Date TBC Fanad v LK Gaels Termon B v Glenswilly MacCumhaills – FREERound 3 – Date TBC Glenswilly v Gaeil Fhánada , MacCumhaills v LK Gaels, Termon B –FREERound 4 – Date TBC Gaeil Fhánada v MacCumhaills, LK Gaels v Termon B, Glenswilly –FREERound 5 – Date TBC Termon B v MacCumhaills, LK Gaels v Glenswilly, Gaeil Fhánada –FREELadies Championship is to start on 10th July, more details later.Best wishes to all the boys and girls from the club doing exams over the coming weeks.Ádh mór daoibh go léir!Lá Spóirt (School Sports Day)Our annual schools sports Day will be as usual on the second Tuesday of June – 14 th this year again. As always we would be grateful for any volunteers on the day – anyone who would like to help in anyway please contact Bridie Doherty or Margaretta McConigley asap.Cúl Camp 2016Gaeil Fhánada Cúl Camp will take place this year from July 25th to 29th.Could we encourage everyone to book on time so that the correct amount of gear can be ordered. All children of primary school age are welcome to take part. Application forms have now arrived and will be given out through schools in the next week or so. Also available from Fiona Shiels.FANAD GAELS TAKE ON BUNCRANA THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 24th, 2016 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:fanad gaelsGAASport
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT And, according to Sky Sport Italia, 25-year-old Sturaro is right at the top of their shopping list.The Italy international was little more than a bit-part player at Juve last term, starting just seven Serie A games, and he has been linked with a move away. Sturaro has never fully established himself at Juventus since joining the club in 2014 REVEALED What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal The Turin club are hoping to bank around £17.5m by flogging him to the highest bidder and Leicester have firmed up their interest with a bid.However, it falls some way short of Juve’s valuation so it remains to be seen whether or not the two clubs can do business yet. 2 possible standings Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January silverware shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Leicester City news Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP targets revealed gameday cracker Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Leicester City have lodged an £11.5million bid for Juventus and Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro.The Foxes are expected to continue their busy summer in the transfer window following their ninth-place finish in the Premier League last term. Leicester have already wrapped up two signings since the transfer window opened, bringing in full-back Ricardo Pereira from Porto, and Jonny Evans, the centre-half, from West Brom in a deal worth a reported £3.5m. The 25-year-old has won four consecutive domestic doubles with Juventus RANKED
“I want to be there in the front line fighting with all the circumstances that, today, are in the club,” he added. “I feel the responsibility to be there and that is why I am here. And then because I am happy and I think Tottenham gave us a lot of things that always we will be grateful for and it was a moment to say ‘we are going to be with you all, fighting in the circumstances’ because we knew what was going to happen.“I feel the responsibility to be here. That’s why I am here but also because I am happy. Tottenham gave us a lot of things – my family, Jesus [Perez, his assistant], everyone – when we arrived here four years ago. We will always be grateful. It was a moment to say that I will be with you all fighting. We knew what was going to happen.” Pochettino is at Spurs for the long haul “I feel like it is a big challenge for us,” Pochettino said. “I love the challenge and I know the challenge. The club, the fans, and the team need our full energy more than before.Asked if events off the field make this season particularly difficult, he said yes.“For everything, for me it will be the toughest season and I think if we want success we have to give more than our best. It’s not enough to give 100 per cent, it’s 200 per cent. We know from inside that it will be hard, the season, and because we are warriors we want to fight.“We want to be proud at the end, we want success and we do not want to complain or make excuses. I am a winner and I love the challenge, so that is why I feel full energy. We want to go again.”Pochettino’s commitment to Spurs was reaffirmed in the summer when he signed a new five-year contract and he insists he has no regrets about remaining, having been linked with Real Madrid.“I am very grateful to the club, to the fans and to [chairman] Daniel Levy. When you are in a difficult situation, this is the moment when you need to show that you are there. It is easy when everything is good to be there, but when the winter is coming it’s easy to run away.”If that sounds like a line from Game of Thrones then it’s because he loves the show and Spurs fans have certainly proclaimed him their ‘King in the North (London)’. Their backs may be against wall, but they are ‘warriors’ at Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino is ready for their ‘toughest season’.Spurs failed to strengthen their squad in the summer and face further delays before moving into their new stadium, but the manager is relishing what the new campaign has in store. 2 2 Pochettino is popular with Spurs’ fans
A Donegal-born priest is still awaiting to return to his parish – six months after he was cleared by the courts of sexual-assault charges.Fr Eugene BolandHowever Inishowen priest Fr Eugene Boland says he is “extremely hopeful” that he will get the green light to do so in the new year.Fr Boland, who is originally from Moville, was forced to stand down from public ministry in August 2010 after allegations had been made against him in the Derry diocese. The 66 year old cleric was acquitted by a jury last June on sexual-assault charges brought as a result of allegations dating back 20 years.He has spent the past six months explaining to parishioners and friends why he can’t return to the pulpit.“A lot of people don’t understand Canon Law – and as a priest I’m bound by that too,” he told the Irish Independent.“Parishioners had been very supportive and they want me back as soon as possible. Of course, I want to go back but I have to wait a little while longer. Hopefully the New Year will see it all finally resolved.” Even though he was cleared unanimously on all five charges, Fr Boland must now await an investigation by the Catholic Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. DONEGAL PRIEST STILL AWAITING PARISH RETURN AFTER BEING CLEARED OF SEX CHARGES was last modified: December 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fr Eugene BolandInishowenmovillesex assault