Unhappy Bayern slams media coverage

first_imgMUNICH (AP):Leading figures at German champions Bayern Munich hit out angrily against the media for its reporting of the club’s recent loss of form, even threatening to take legal action if necessary.Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president Uli Hoeness and sport director Hasan Salihamidzic appeared together yesterday to speak out against what they consider unfavourable media coverage.Rummenigge labelled some of the criticism aimed at Bayern “derogatory, slanderous reporting” as he addressed a packed news conference.After winning the past six titles, the 28-time German champions are sixth in the Bundesliga and have not won their past four matches overall.”Today is an important day for Bayern Munich because we are telling you we will not put up with it anymore,” Rummenigge said.”Polemic seems to know no boundaries anymore … This applies to the media, it applies also to experts, and it applies above all to experts who once played football for this club.”Rummenigge even cited Article 1 of Germany’s basic law: “The dignity of man is sacrosanct.”The Bayern officials complained against ‘outrageous’ criticism of club stalwarts Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels following Germany’s 3-0 loss to the Netherlands last week.Former Bayern player Olaf Thon, now a TV pundit, said Boateng and Hummels were playing “old-man football” in the side’s central defence. Thon, a skillful midfielder who played for Bayern from 1988-94 stood by his criticism.Bayern who started the season well under new coach Niko Kovac, with seven straight wins in all competitions, have been the subject of critical coverage for its lacklustre play in recent games. Kovac’s side has appeared flat and laboured and were humiliated 3-0 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach before the international break.last_img read more

Job not done yet, warns England’s Super Maro

first_img0Shares0000Maro Itoje (R) led a superb defensive effort for England © AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUYokohama, Japan, Oct 26 – Towering lock Maro Itoje warned England the job wasn’t done yet after he inspired a stunning Rugby World Cup semi-final victory over New Zealand with a man-of-the-match performance on Saturday.Itoje, who hounded the All Blacks at the breakdown and led the lineout figures with seven throws won, said England were building “week by week” as they seek their second world title in Yokohama next Saturday. England will play either Wales or South Africa, who face off on Sunday, in Yokohama next week after their ruthless 19-7 victory over New Zealand, the two-time defending champions.“It’s not really sinking in at the moment but we’re desperately excited, we’re really honoured to be here but the job isn’t quite done yet,” Itoje said, when asked about the final.“We still have one more week of hard work and hopefully a big game next week as well.”Manu Tuilagi’s try put England ahead inside two minutes and New Zealand never recovered, as Itoje and Courtney Lawes led a superb defensive effort to hand the All Blacks their first World Cup defeat in 12 years.England started slowly in the World Cup with an unflashy pool win over Tonga, but they have steadily improved and handed Australia their heaviest defeat in the competition, 40-16, in last week’s quarter-finals.“I think we’re just building,” Itoje said. “Game by game, week by week we’re building. We’re pushing in the right direction. “We haven’t done the job yet but we’re one step closer.”– ‘PhD in lineouts’ –Itoje admitted he was living the dream, having taken up rugby in 2006 and been “captivated” by the World Cup in France in 2007.“These are the moments you play rugby for, the games that you want to be involved in,” said the lock. “You dream of being involved in weeks like this.”Itoje was quick to praise his props and flankers for lineout help and the background work by assistant coach Steve Borthwick, who was also one of Jones’ right-hand men with Japan at the last World Cup.“He’s made a career out of lineouts. He a professor in it,” the 24-year-old Itoje, himself a politics graduate from the School of Oriental and African Studies, said of Borthwick.“If there was a PhD in lineouts he’d be a double PhD.”New Zealand’s sole try of a riveting encounter came from an overthrow by hooker Jamie George to Itoje, something the lock said you could expect from the All Blacks. “You don’t win two World Cups for no reason,” Itoje said. “They’re a top team, they’ve set the standard for the last 10 years in world rugby and we had to be at our absolute best to try to challenge them.“The moment you slip off that they come back and that lineout shows that. It shows you how important the little moments are in matches like this.”Itoje also praised defence coach John Mitchell, the former New Zealand coach who has lent the England team a steely edge.“He’s done a great job. He’s very popular among the players. He encourages Owen and Courtney to lead and both those guys set the tone for us defensively,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Alberta premier threatens to broaden pipeline dispute with B.C.

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is threatening to expand a fight with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline by reducing the amount of oil her province ships.Notley won’t say if she would cut off B.C. or the rest of Canada or both.She says it’s time to focus the country’s attention on lost jobs and reduced revenue due to a pipeline bottleneck.- Advertisement -Notley says if she sees more moves to delay construction, her government will pass legislation to give her the power to reduce the flow of oil and natural gas.In 1980, former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed cut oil exports in his fight with Ottawa over price controls and revenue sharing under the national energy program.The pipeline dispute began earlier this year when B.C. said it would not allow increased oil shipments until it could do more research on spill response.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘When that time comes, I’d think about it!’ – Wayne Rooney would consider MLS move once Manchester United career is over

first_img1 Wayne Rooney England captain Wayne Rooney says he will consider a move to Major League Soccer once his Manchester United career is over.Midfielders Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard became the latest Englishmen to move to the United States this summer when they joined New York City and the Los Angeles Galaxy, respectively.Rooney, 29, has four years left on his contract at Old Trafford but said when his United career comes to an end, a move across the Atlantic will be considered.“I’m obviously concentrating on Manchester United,” said the United captain in an interview with the Seattle Times during United’s tour of the States.“When that time comes, that’ll be something I’d think about. (I’ll) sit down with my wife and children and decide if it would be right for me.”United play the first of four tour matches against Club America in Seattle and then travel to San Jose, where they face San Jose Earthquakes and Barcelona before tackling Paris St Germain in Chicago.And Rooney admits he has been taken aback by the popularity of the club in the country.“When you’re first getting into the first team, it’s not something you think about,” he added.“You’re just trying to break into the team.“The older you get, the more you start to think about it, and realize how big football is. Coming to these tours, you get to see it first hand and realize the passion and how much football can bring people together.”last_img read more

Refuse future hinges on bill

first_imgThe future of Los Angeles’ trash policy could be decided in Sacramento, where legislators are set this month to consider a bill that could make it easier to build trash-to-energy plants. Los Angeles city and county officials are studying so-called conversion technologies that lessen dependence on landfills by turning trash into gas or electricity. City Councilman Greig Smith has proposed building plants in Los Angeles by 2010 to alleviate the need for Sunshine Canyon Landfill – the Granada Hills dump that currently takes the city’s residential trash – but said he needs a change in state law to allow it. Under current law, these technologies cannot generate any pollution, which makes it virtually impossible to build trash-to-gas plants in California. In recycling, bottles are converted into glass for new bottles, and the process can be repeated over and over again. “We are concerned that demand, that hunger for feedstock, is going to pull materials from other traditional recycling uses,” Smithline said. “Let’s make sure you’re not diverting material that was going to compost. Let’s make sure you’re not diverting paper that was going to the pulper for recycled paper.” Conversion proponents say their plants would take only the trash left over after recyclables are removed. In the city of Los Angeles, that material currently goes to the Sunshine Canyon or Bradley landfills or one of the dumps in a neighboring city. There are also concerns among environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, that the bill will encourage unproven technologies that could produce hazardous air contaminants. Supporters hope AB 1090 will clear the Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee this month. If signed by the governor this year, the bill could make it easier for conversion technologies to be built in California in 2007. The plants would still have to meet local government land-use restrictions and Southern California’s strict air quality regulations. Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “Right now, they simply can’t get permitted or sited,” said David Roberti, a former state senator and current president of the BioEnergy Producers Association. His group is pushing AB 1090, sponsored by Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews, D-Stockton, which would define conversion technologies in state law and equate conversion with recycling because both processes turn trash into usable products. The proposed law also would encourage the development of conversion facilities because trash sent to trash-to-energy plants would be counted toward the state mandate that 50 percent of all trash be diverted from landfills. But some environmental groups oppose the bill, saying it would undermine recycling efforts. In conversion, food scraps, tree branches and paper are broken down into fuel that’s burned and used one time, said Scott Smithline, policy analyst for Californians Against Waste. last_img read more

Win a luxury Christmas hamper from The Counter, Letterkenny

first_imgTo celebrate the launch of The Counter, Letterkennny’s Christmas Gift & Hamper range, we’ve teamed up to give away a luxury hamper every week between now and Christmas!To be in with a chance of winning this week, simply click the link below to their Facebook page and like and share the competition post at the top of their page.https://www.facebook.com/thecounterdeliireland/ Don’t forget to check out their multi award winning cafe right beside the shop! They’re included in the Georgina Campbell Guides for 2016 & 2017, The McKenna’s Guides for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 and have just been awarded “Best Coffee In Donegal” and included in The Daily Edge’s “12 Places Outside Dublin to Get Decent Coffee.”Last week’s winner was Angela Duggan McElroy who wins our luxury hamper.Win a luxury Christmas hamper from The Counter, Letterkenny was last modified: December 1st, 2016 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

Inverness 2-0 Stirling: Scottish Cup holders through after replay

first_imgJames Vincent failed a fitness test earlier in the day, joining Dean Brill, Aaron Doran, Josh Meekings and Lewis Horner on the sidelines. Stirling Albion made one change from the initial game with the Caley Jags, swapping Kevin McKinley for Ross McGeachie. Referee Mat Northcroft had an early call to make when Danny Williams bundled Steven Doris to the ground. Stirling striker Doris knocked the ball beyond Danny Devine and raced clear, with Williams bringing him down and only spared a red card thanks to the covering Gary Warren. Home skipper Warren had a header cleared off the line from an Vigurs corner and Liam Polworth lashed another change over in an effort to break the deadlock. At the other end, Darren Smith and Doris were linking well, with the latter seeing another shot blocked by Devine. Mbuyi-Mutombo opened the scoring after 28 minutes in spectacular fashion, collecting a pass from Williams and thumping the ball into the top corner from 25 yards. On a tepidly cold evening in the Highlands, Stirling were again giving a good account of themselves. An early spell of pressure in the second half brought strong appeals for a penalty when Ross Forsyth saw an effort charged down by Devine – but much to the Binos’ chagrin, Northcroft was unmoved. It proved costly as Caley Thistle went straight down the other end to double their lead on the hour. Ross Draper bore down on goal and pulled back for Vigurs, who swept an effort beyond Chris Smith. Miles Storey saw a late effort parried by Smith but there was some late cheer for the home fans, with Richie Foran and Jordan Roberts making their first appearances in six months. An Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo thunderbolt helped Caley Thistle move past Stirling Albion with a 2-0 victory to reach the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. Mbuyi-Mutombo gave the hosts the lead in this replay with a thunderous shot in the first half and Iain Vigurs added his fourth of the season to double their advantage. League Two minnows Stirling certainly did not shirk the challenge of the Scottish Cup holders in this replay but it is John Hughes’ side that will progress to face Motherwell, with the fifth round taking place on February 6.Caley Thistle made two changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Kilmarnock at the weekend. Carl Tremarco and Nat Wedderburn were out of the team, with Danny Devine and Mbuyi-Mutombo brought in. last_img read more

Tavernier: Gerrard demands consistency and Rangers delivered

first_imgRangers captain James Tavernier believes the team are delivering on Steven Gerrard’s demands for the season so far and showed that by reaching the League Cup final.A 3-0 win over Hearts set the Ibrox side up for a showdown with Celtic next month for the first trophy of the season. It’s the first time the team have reached a final since 2016 and Tavernier has been part of teams that have fallen short in the last four over previous years. The right-back said that manager Gerrard had set challenges for his team and that so far, with the team competing on all fronts, players had stepped up to the mark.“It’s always difficult because you’re always playing with a new team since the previous year but we knew that this season we needed consistency and I think we’ve shown it throughout the season so far,” Tavernier said. “It’s just the level of performance that the boys have been putting in. “It’s what the gaffer demands and we’ve gone and delivered today.”A Filip Helander goal and a double from Alfredo Morelos saw Rangers see off Hearts without too much danger and Tavernier felt his side could be pleased with their efforts and look forward to the final.“That’s what we wanted to do before the game,” he said. “We haven’t had the greatest of (records in) semi-finals since I have been here but a club like Rangers needs to be in finals and competing for trophies.“We knew it would be a tough game today but we handled Hearts the best we could and came out on top.“Everybody wants to win a cup. “Us lads in that changing room all want to win a cup and be successful but we will concentrate on the Europa League and the (league) season and when the final comes along we will concentrate on that.”last_img read more

Lee McGregor wants rematch at ‘dream venue’ Tynecastle

first_img“Everyone knows I am diehard Jambo and Hearts are right on board with me.“I am sure the fight at Tynecastle will happen one day. I think Kash is the perfect opponent to sell that fight out. It will probably be for European or world honours.“I’m not counting anything out at the moment, I’ll keep preparing and training hard and I’ll be ready for whatever my team bring.“But I also want the whole city behind me – the whole of Edinburgh and the whole of Scotland behind me. Newly crowned British champion Lee McGregor wants to bring a huge title fight to Tynecastle Park – and believes a rematch with Kash Farooq would sell out the home of his beloved football club.Edinburgh’s McGregor is basking in his new title after defeating Glasgow fighter Farooq on Saturday by a split judges’ decision.The 23-year-old added the Lonsdale belt to his Commonwealth bamtamweight title and is now dreaming big in his professional career.Asked about the possibility of fighting at Hearts’ home ground ground, McGregor said: “A year ago I would have said no, but now it is crazy – the support and the fanbase I am building is really exciting. “Although I’m a Hearts fan and although Tynecastle is my dream venue I want Hibs fans to get behind me and support me as well.“I want to gather the whole city, the two teams, together and let’s make some special nights come to Edinburgh.”Judges were split at the bout at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on Saturday with scores of 114-113 in favour of each fighter and a decisive card marked 115-112 for McGregor.That three-point margin – in a fight where McGregor was deducted a point for holding – raised eyebrows among fans and pundits.The result has been branded “controversial” in some quarters but the champion is trying not to focus on negative comments and claims the arguments only make him hungrier to take on Farooq again.McGregor said: “At the end of the day it was a close, gruelling fight that could have gone either way and the judges preferred my work – it is as simple as that.“I think the scorecard is more what the outcry was about, rather than me winning.“It’s just making me more hungry, so if the re-match gets made then let’s get it on – I am more than happy because I was born to do this.”last_img read more

Do you want to find the perfect employee?

first_imgWith the economy picking up, more and more companies across Donegal are advertising for positions for new employees.And more and more companies are realising that the older methods of trying to find the perfect employee have changed a lot since the last jobs boom.Donegal Daily is now being contacted on a daily basis by companies across the North-West trying to find the most suitable candidates for positions they have. And the good news is that we are finding them.Company after company have told us how satisfied they are that their job advertisements are successfully attracting large numbers of applications and most importantly – the right candidates.The majority of people looking for employment, be that a deli counter worker, hairdresser, construction worker, crane driver or IT specialist, have their ready-made CV compiled and ready to be emailed to prospective employers.With a simple link-in on their advertisement, employers and future employees can be introduced to eachother via a Donegal Daily job advertisement. And with an average of 50,000 readers each day, with more than 300,000 users each month and that’s a lot of prospective employees!But why believe us? Here is a report from just one of many testimonies from a satisfied local employer.The Donegal Lottie!Ian Harkin, CEO of Lottie Dolls“We placed an advert with Donegal Daily in December 2016 for 4 different job roles and had over 80 CV’s sent to us within a week. The roles varied in skill levels and experience from finance manager to customer service, we managed to fill all of the roles from the CV’s submitted within two weeks. Around 10 or so of the CV’s were from people living in Dublin who are looking to return to raise their families in Donegal. Donegal Daily has that advantage of reaching out to people who may not be living in the locality but either they themselves view the role or their family members are pointing it out to them opening the door for their return to the county. On a daily basis it has more eyes on their site than all the others put together making it the stand out choice in the county for job adverts.” – Ian Harkin, Manager Director of Arklu, makers of Lottie Dolls, Letterkenny.Kelsius Kelsius executive chairman Eamonn Quinn with Ray Bowe, head of food safety at SuperValu and Centra.Pic northwestnewspix“Kelsius have used Donegal Daily on 7 occasions throughout 2015 to advertise various job vacancies. We have been more than delighted with quality of candidates this has produced. Each advert generated a large amount of CV submissions, allowing us to consider a great amount of excellent prospective employees. The readership and target audience provided by advertising with Donegal Daily is extensive and diverse ensuring a varied range of characters and personalities to select from. The roles varied in skill levels and experience from I.T Support and Customer Support to Cost Accountant and PHP Developer but our ability to fill the position with the suitable candidate remained the same, thanks to the reach of Donegal Daily. We were able to fill all seven positions on a budget that wouldn’t have covered one advert on any of the national job websites. We would definitely recommend using Donegal Daily for job advisements in the future as we most certainly will be.’’ – Ciaran Gallagher, Marketing Executive, Kelsius, Falcarragh.Cherrymore Kitchens“I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Donegal Daily as a way of recruiting staff to another company or organisation. I use Donegal Daily on numerous occasions to advertise jobs and the main reason for this is their ability to reach a wide range of people through their website and Facebook page at an affordable price. I found by advertising with them we received a lot of applications for each job and have had many successful candidates through this method.” – Ross Doherty, Cherrymore Kitchens, Ballybofey.If you have a position and wish to find a suitable pool of suitable employees, simply email info@doneagldaily.com for further details or call John on 0871641169 Do you want to find the perfect employee? was last modified: February 13th, 2017 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:donegaljobsVacancieslast_img read more