By News Highland – February 25, 2020 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 An incident room remains open at Ballyshannon Garda Station over a weekend shooting incident in Glenties. A man in his 20s appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged in connection with the incident and was granted bail.The case was adjourned to Letterkenny District Court on April 27th to await the DPP’s direction.Garda Claire Rafferty says they are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/glendftgdfgdfties1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Previous article27 patients awaiting beds in LUH todayNext articleHighland launch 30 for 30 fundraiser! News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Incident room remains open after shots fired in Glenties Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
State Ends Fiscal Year 2016 With a $50.6 Million Surplus; Reserves At Highest Amount EverIndianapolis – Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb joined State Auditor Suzanne Crouch today to discuss the state’s fiscal condition following the close of Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016). They released the state’s 2016 Closeout Report, which highlights Indiana’s accomplishments in the last year and demonstrates Indiana’s sound fiscal health.The report shows that the state ended FY 2016 with a structural surplus of $50.6 million, despite revenues that were below forecast, primarily because of low gas prices. Reserves are at the highest amount ever in Indiana, at more than $2.24 billion. This was achieved in spite of the fact that Indiana’s total revenue growth in FY 2016 is $111.3 million below the most recent, downward revised forecast and $78.5 million below actual revenue collected in FY 2015.“Hoosiers should be encouraged that Indiana’s financial record remains strong and their tax dollars are being used wisely,” said Governor Mike Pence. “In the last year, we provided additional funding to strengthen Indiana’s roads and bridges, prioritized education, and bolstered regional collaboration and economic development by investing in our Regional Cities Initiative. We are able to cut taxes while still funding our priorities and maintaining our highest reserve level yet because of our prudent fiscal management and commonsense policies.”“Hoosiers deserve to know their hard-earned dollars are being spent in a responsible manner,” said Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb. “In Indiana, every tax dollar is spent with serious consideration and respect for the individuals who earned those dollars. By keeping prudent reserves and identifying areas of potential growth, we can continue to make Indiana a fiscal leader.”Indiana remains fiscally strong and is one of only 12 states in the nation to maintain a AAA credit rating with all three major credit rating agencies. Standard and Poor’s reaffirmed Indiana’s AAA credit rating in April, and Fitch Ratings reaffirmed the state’s AAA credit rating in June.“Serving as Indiana’s Chief Financial Officer, my office accounts for and reports on our state’s income and expenditures,” said State Auditor Suzanne Crouch. “By operating with a balanced budget and living within our means, Indiana has maintained strong reserves as well as our AAA credit rating. Focusing on maximizing efficiency and ensuring every dollar is spent in a transparent and accountable manner, I’m proud to report back to hard-working Hoosiers that once again, Indiana remains a model of fiscal integrity.”The Governor signed into law the biennial budget for fiscal years 2016-2017 on May 7, 2015. The budget is honestly balanced, holds the line on spending, reduces state debt, and maintains reserves while also making historic investments in education, innovation, and reform.The FY 2016 Closeout Report is available at http://www.in.gov/sba/2362.htm. FY 16 Closeout infographics can be found attached.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
A new wave of healthy bakery products could hit the market after the publication of industry guidelines for labelling whole and half portions of fruit and vegetables in ’composite’ food products.The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys and United Biscuits (UB) have recently launched bakery products that contain a whole portion of a person’s recommended ’five-a-day’ fruit and vegetables, but further new products could follow after the IGD issued guidelines on half and full portions in composite products.Bakery companies UB and Greencore helped develop the voluntary recommendations, which state that a product must contain 80g of fresh fruit or 30g of dried fruit to make a ’full portion’ claim. Salt, sugar and saturated fat content must also be limited to no more than 30% of a person’s guideline daily amount for sugar and sat fat, and 40% for salt.Earlier this year, the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys launched Fruit ’N Oat Slices and UB launched go-ahead Fruit Bakes, which both contain one whole portion of fruit.”Composite foods are an important source of fruit and vegetables in the diet. Labelling the number of portions in composite foods helps consumers to increase their five-a-day intake and encourages food businesses to add more fruit and vegetables to their products,” said Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse commit Augustus Edwards is no longer considering joining the Orange, Rivals reported Monday.Edwards, a running back from Tottenville High School on Staten Island, is a three star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals. He committed to Doug Marrone and Syracuse last July, but when Marrone left for the Buffalo Bills, Edwards reopened his recruitment.He tweeted earlier this month that he would be taking official visits to Rutgers, Florida State and Miami. Edwards visited the Seminoles last week, and the Florida State coaching staff reportedly considers Edwards a top target.The 6-foot-1, 225-lb. running back had offers from a number of schools, including Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Purdue. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on January 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman
Arsenal have completed the signing of teen-sensation Yacine Adli, according to reports in France.The 17-year-old had been regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the Paris Saint-Germain Academy and they had big plans for him.But, according to RMC, the attacking midfielder has opted to join Arsenal after talks with them.The Gunners are now expected to pay a compensation fee for Adli which is likely to be around £200,000.The signing will be viewed as a coup for Arsenal as the Frenchman had offers to join Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.However, Adli has decided to join Arsenal after being given assurances about first-team action next season. 1
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love made news Monday when he endorsed Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA MVP race. Now, normally that wouldn’t be much of a story — we’ve made the case for Westbrook ourselves — except for one not-so-tiny detail: Love picked Westbrook over his own teammate, LeBron James.Asked to choose between Westbrook (Love’s old college teammate at UCLA) and James by Dan Patrick on his eponymous radio show, Love said:They’re both having an MVP-type season, but I’m going to go with Russell Westbrook because … every single night you’re looking at his stat sheet, they’re fighting for a playoff spot, with Serge Ibaka going down now, Kevin Durant potentially being out the rest of the year and him still going out there and fighting for his team, and winning, and fighting for that seventh or eighth spot in the playoffs. … I think Russ is arguably having the better season.The supposed slight between teammates was later downplayed by James (“Kevin has his own opinion of who he believes is the MVP. No one should fault him for that.”). But to some, it added to the speculation about a growing rift between the two superstars — and what it could mean for Love’s future in Cleveland. If he chooses to, Love can opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer.Then again, maybe Love was just following the same rubric that MVP voters have adhered to for over a half-century. Several years ago, Justin Kubatko (then of Basketball-Reference.com) analyzed historical patterns in NBA MVP voting, attempting to create an algorithm that would predict the front-runners for the award in-season. After going through a variety of statistical combinations, he found that four categories had by far the most influence on MVP results: team wins, points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game.That research forms the basis for Basketball-Reference.com’s MVP tracker tool, which currently gives Westbrook about twice as good a shot at the award as James. While James’ team has been better, winning 64 percent of its games — compared with 58 percent for Oklahoma City — Westbrook’s edges over James in points, rebounds and assists per game are traditionally more than enough to offset the difference in team records. The Thunder’s winning percentage would have to drop to 48 percent for Westbrook and James to have the same MVP probability per the Basketball-Reference.com model.(For what it’s worth, the metric also lists Houston’s James Harden and — especially — Golden State’s Stephen Curry as overwhelming MVP favorites, with Curry garnering a 41 percent probability of taking home the hardware. So it’s still unlikely that Westbrook or James will win the award.)In other words, Love isn’t necessarily going out of his way to disrespect James here. Perhaps the homer pick — publicly backing one’s teammate despite evidence to the contrary — is still a customary gesture of solidarity among colleagues. But by picking Westbrook instead, Love was at least highly consistent with the way media members have voted for players since the first MVP was handed out.
Senior forward Danny Jensen advances the ball down the field against a UC Santa Barbara defender. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team knew the stakes coming into Friday night. A loss meant the Buckeyes would start the season 0-5 and 0-1 in conference play.But when the lights were the brightest, coach John Bluem’s team finally shined.The Buckeyes were able to secure their first victory of the season on Friday night, as they beat the Northwestern Wildcats by a score of 1-0.The team had not gotten off to a good start, scoring just one goal through their first few games with an 0-4 record to back it up.With their first conference matchup against Northwestern looming, The Ohio State men’s soccer team knew that the time to start winning was right now.“The Big Ten Conference season gives you that new lift,” Bluem said. “Yeah we are off to a disappointing start but now conference games is a new chance, a new shot at it.” It looked like Ohio State would be in an unfavorable position in the early goings of the first period.In the 25th minute, Northwestern was able to put one into the back of the net off a corner kick. Their excitement would be short lived, however, as the Wildcats were called for being offside on the play, taking the goal off the board.The Buckeyes were eventually able to control tempo in the opening period, outshooting the Wildcats 9-1 with a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.In the 30th minute, sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed ripped a shot into the top left corner of the net, requiring a diving save by Northwestern goalkeeper Francisco Tomasino to keep the Buckeyes off the board.After a free kick by junior forward Marcus McCrary, junior defender Niall Logue stood alone with the ball on the right side of the box, but his strong shot flew just wide left of the far post.Ohio State continued their possession-dominating play right out of the gate after play resumed. Just four minutes into the second period, senior midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick was able to launch a shot off Tomasino and into the back right of the net for the Buckeyes first goal of the game and first goal at home this season.“I found a gap. Danny [Jensen] played a good ball to me,” said Fitzpatrick. “The keeper could not make the save so I got my first goal for the Buckeyes.”Fitzpatrick, who grew up in Hilliard, Ohio, is a transfer from Urbana University. Playing for Ohio State has always been a goal of his.“It’s surreal,” said Fitzpatrick. “Ever since I’ve been a little kid I’ve dreamed about playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Coming in and finishing my senior year here has been a really big thing for me.”Northwestern had numerous attempts to net the equalizer, registering seven shots in the second half.However, Fitzpatrick’s score would prove to be enough, however, as the game ended with the Buckeyes on top 1-0.The Buckeyes outshot the Wildcats 16-8 with a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. They move to 1-0 in conference play.“Our attacking play certainly was better tonight than it has been in previous games. We created a lot more opportunities,” said Bluem. “Our defense was very resilient again and Parker Siegfried had a very, very good game in goal for us tonight. Glad he got a shutout.For Siegfried, it was his first career shutout. He made two saves in the game.Ohio State will look to make it two in a row when they take on Penn State at University Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff suggests that Leroy Sane benefitted from being left out of the nation’s World Cup squadManager Joachim Low made the controversial decision to omit Sane from his final 23-man squad for Germany’s doomed campaign at Russia.This was despite Sane’s standout campaign at Manchester City last season, which saw him win the PFA Young Player of the Year award after helping the club claim a domestic double in breathtaking fashion.However, Bierhoff reckons the World Cup snub may have done Sane good in the end for his development.“The issues with Leroy have been sorted out positively. You see how Leroy is playing. Perhaps it was also a good sign for him,” Bierhoff told The Sun.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have said it was a mistake not to take him to the World Cup, because he is a talent. But he felt what it means not to be part of the team.“And we have seen from him in the last few games, since he came back, that he is so motivated and focused on playing well.”On a possible Mesut Ozil Germany comeback, Bierhoff added: “I’m sad how it finished but that chapter is over.”Sane has managed six goals and seven assists in 18 appearances across all competitions for City this season.The 22-year-old even scored his first two goals for Germany in the previous games against Russia and Netherlands.
Denis Suarez is bracing up for his first full debut in an Arsenal shirt this weekend after impressing Unai Emery.Suarez agreed on a loan move to Arsenal from Barcelona after falling down the pecking order under Ernesto Valverde.The 25-year-old made his Arsenal debut from the bench against former club Manchester City in the 3-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium.Today I returned to Manchester to make my debut in the @premierleague and I was eager and happy to start this great challenge.. The score wasn’t good but this has just started. Let’s go for it, C’mon Gunners! #ArsenalFC pic.twitter.com/B5OF0i20JK— Denis Suarez (@DenisSuarez6) February 3, 2019Emery has tipped Suarez to become an integral part of the squad going forward, according to FourFourTwo.“The first day last week was an adaptation to us and also with 25 minutes against Manchester City,” he told a media conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield Town.“But already from the first day with us, he was already [giving a] good performance.“This week he worked Monday with our coaches and also yesterday. Today he is working with different adaptation and better than last week.“I hope he will continue, he is improving every day with us. Then I hope he can show in the next matches how he can help us better than in the first match against Manchester City.”The Gunners travel to West Yorkshire with a poor away run having failed to win any of their last six away games.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…And Emery understands they need to turn that form around as they look to stay in contention for Champions League qualification place at the end of the season.“Yes [we have to win],” he added. “We have the possibility and opportunity to take the top four but we know it’s not easy.“One month ago we were in the same situation. We are strong at home, but I think we need to do better away. We started very well away, changing our mentality to get more points away.▪️ Who could feature in #HUDARS?▪️ Latest on @HenrikhMkh▪️ @DenisSuarez6’s [email protected]_’s thoughts on all that and much, much more 👇— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 7, 2019“But now we need to recover this confidence, this performance. The next opportunity is Saturday against Huddersfield.“We know that defensively we need to do better. We’ve tried playing with three and two centre-backs. We’ve won with three and we’ve won with two.“We have to continue in our way with passion and also stay calm, but above all, we must work hard and take a good feeling in training and then show it in the match.“This week, for example, we’ve had good days of training because the feeling of the players and their wish to work every day is good. I want to do the same on Saturday against Huddersfield.“After that, we know we can win but if we cannot win it’s different. We need to be confident and take more confidence and continue working.”
Following Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in any competition since 1991, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has pleaded for more time for his Chelsea counterpart Maurizio SarriGuardiola’s men took the Blues to the cleaners with a 6-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Sarri’s worst league defeat as a professional manager.However, the former Barca manager sympathised with Sarri citing his own career struggles when he first joined the League and the Italian’s exploits as Napoli’s boss.When asked if he felt pity for Sarri, Guardiola told Sky: “Yes of course. I know exactly what he wants to do. I think this kind of person – it always helps to make our (Premier League) football better.“They beat us at Stamford Bridge – and against Napoli last season – they were tight games. During moments of those games, they were better than us.“People don’t understand how difficult it is. I said many times, my first year was difficult too. Some moments we played good but not consistently.“People expect ‘Okay, manager arrives, he buys players and immediately come [results]’ – it needs time. It depends on the belief from the owners, the people who are in charge; they really need to believe in that.“The main reason I decided to come to Manchester City is because my bosses, the chairman specifically, I didn’t have to convince him. He knows me.Sarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.“When it’s not going good, we try to find a solution. He doesn’t think I’m good when I win and bad when I lose. That is the reason why I am enjoying this period at this club.”Emotional Sarri headed straight down the tunnel after the 6-0 drubbing, appearing to ignore Guardiola’s outstretched handshake.“I spoke with (Chelsea assistant) Gianfranco Zola,” Guardiola added.“Maurizio Sarri didn’t see me. I have a good relationship with him so it is no problem at all.”Maurizio Sarri: I’m ‘always at risk’ of being sacked by Chelsea https://t.co/ho1MzvX9q9 #MCICHE #MCFC #CFC pic.twitter.com/8uVZeSqc5Q— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) February 10, 2019