DUNDALK tried to land Troy Parrott in a sensational loan deal last month it’s been reported.Today’s Irish Mirror says that the club were in talks with Spurs over a potential temporary move.2 Parrott has found playing opportunities few and far betweenCredit: Getty Images – GettySeemingly talks only broke down due to Tottenham’s mounting injury crisis up front along with a niche UEFA rule regarding the number of home-grown players needed to take part in the Champions League.To qualify for Uefa’s Champions League B list as a home-grown player, Parrott had to have completed two uninterrupted years at Tottenham which he hadn’t until his 18th birthday.Because of the decision to keep Parrott at Spurs rather than send him out on loan, it appears there’s very little chance of him featuring in Ireland’s crunch playoff against Slovakia next month.Ireland boss Mick McCarthy bemoaned Parrott’s failure to secure a loan move recently as he stressed how important it is to be playing regular first-team football.DEPRIVED OF FOOTBALLHe said: “I wish he’d gone to Charlton and played games on loan.”It’s great financially for him to have a new contract but it’s not letting him play.“He has been deprived of football because of his age. I wish he was playing football, it would be much better for us.”If he’s not playing competitive football he has very little chance of being in the squad.”2 Vinny Perth was in the market to make the big moveHe added: “I’m not saying there’s no chance for anybody else but the best performance was against Denmark with players who are tried and trusted.”MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’Parrott signed a new contract at Tottenham earlier this month committing his future to the club until 2023.It has been a source of worry for many Irish fans though that he is still on the fringes despite both Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min being out at the moment.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has repeatedly said that the Dubliner is ‘not ready’ to play a featured role yet.
Wisil cracked the previous record of 11.37 set by Mae Koime back in 2007.Wisil now holds the national records for the 60m and 400m events and is undoubtedly PNG’s best chance at competing at this Rio 2016 Olympics.Wisil’s coaches, Tony and Alison Fairweather said Wisil’s hard work had paid off.“Toea’s success at last weekend’s National Open is due to the hard work and commitment she has put towards competing over the past nine months.“It was fantastic for Toea to break such a momentous record in front of her home crowd in Lae, especially since many of her friends and family, including her mother Kundwalun were there to witness it.“The life of an elite athlete can be lonely as they are often required to be away from family for extended periods of time. So to be able to have your loved ones witness special performances is the icing on the cake,” said Alison.Wisil has headed back to Australia for final preparations before competing at the Melanesian Championships in Fiji in July.
Amid a bad economy, vices and critical political challenges in Liberia, the Universal Peace Federation International (UPFI) has announced plans to help promote development in the country.The UPFI has an NGO (Non-governmental Organization) consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN).Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, the chairman of UPFI, disclosed that after the launch of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace in Liberia (IAPP-Liberia) in July, the country stands to benefit from programs, including the construction of a Peace Road, to promote an international highway and railway.Dr. Walsh said the UPF will support healthcare, through a negotiation with the Government of Japan, help develop a curriculum for tertiary education, and promote entrepreneurship and coffee production.He made the disclosure to journalists yesterday in the conference room of House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, following a close-door meeting with him.The UPFI Chairman further said the UPFI in collaboration with IAPP-Liberia will establish the Inter-Religion Association, promote peace and development, mutual respect and cooperation.He further said the presence of the IAPP would promote marriage and family values as well as the physical and spiritual beings of Liberians.Dr. Walsh is the Secretary-General of the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation, and also serves on the International Council of the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations and on the board of directors of the International Coalition for Religious Freedom.Others who were part of Dr. Walsh’s delegation included Rev. Adama Doumbia, Secretary General of UPF-Africa, and Rev. Pamela S.M. Mwanga, the President (Chairman) of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU)-Liberia.After its establishment, the IAPP-Liberia will provide a forum for 73 members of the House of Representatives and 30 members of the Liberian Senate, to form part of the parliamentarians from all nations and political parties, allowing them to come together to dialogue and cooperate with each other, to search for solutions to local, national, regional and global problems.IAPP will work with many organizations and associations of parliamentarians around the world, some formally organized as intergovernmental bodies and others informally associated.The primary objectives of IAPP include the following: to promote good governance in all sectors of society; to develop high-quality educational programs for parliamentarians, and to promote and encourage dialogue and cooperation among parliamentarians from nations around the world, with the aim of promoting peace and human development.Other objectives of the IAPP include upholding core and universal principles, recognizing that all human beings are members of one global family; to protect, preserve and uphold the dignity and value of each human being; to strengthen the family as the central and most fundamental institution of human society; to work to build trust, mutual respect, and cooperation among the world’s peoples; and to encourage respect, inter-religious dialogue as essential to building a peaceful world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Looking ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action, the Coral spokesman says he expects a tight encounter between Arsenal and Newcastle at the Emirates on Saturday and claims Manchester United’s meeting with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday is too close to call.He also discusses Nigel Pearson’s future ahead of bottom club Leicester’s game against Manchester City, looks at the Champions League and Europa League winners markets, and casts his eye over the contenders to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Fourteen craft and food producers from across Donegal will travel to the annual Féile na Tuaithe festival with Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office this weekend. Taking place in Turlough Park, Castlebar this two-day family festival celebrates all that’s good about country life and the traditions of bygone days.Fourteen craft and food producers from across Donegal will showcase their crafts and products at the annual Féile na Tuaithe festival this weekend.Taking place in Turlough Park, Castlebar this two-day family festival celebrates all that’s good about country life and the traditions of bygone days.The participating craft and food producers have been working very closely with Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office to perfect their product display ahead of this weekend’s event. In total, seven creative craft businesses and seven food businesses will represent Donegal at the festival, setting up their stalls in the Food and Craft Retail Marquees located on the front lawn of Turlough Park.The local artists, craftspeople, designers and food producers travelling to Castlebar include Barry Sweeny, Teresa McHugh, Jim McIntyre and Jone Cari, who are members of Local Hands, a group of local artists and crafts persons based in Ballyshannon.Other creatives representing Donegal include Batik artist Fiona Higgins, Karen O’Kane of Koko Designs, and Lorraine O’Carroll of Pennisula Pottery.The food businesses heading to Féile na Tuaithe are Linda McClean of Mallow Mia, Claire Duffy of The Legumerie, Carol Banahan of Carol’s Stock Market, John Shine of Shine’s Seafood, Charlene Curran of Simply Yum, Maire Bonnar, producer of hand-made artisan chocolates and Andrew McElhinney of O’Donnell’s Bakery. Ursula Donnelly, Deputy Head of Enterprise at Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office said: “The Féile na Tuaithe festival is another exciting opportunity for food and craft businesses in Donegal to showcase their work to a wider audience. There are fourteen craft and food producers travelling to Castlebar this weekend with the Local Enterprise Office. These businesses are great ambassadors for Donegal and we wish them the very best of luck at Féile na Tuaithe this weekend.”Visitors to Féile na Tuaithe can watch and participate in craft and traditional skills demonstrations, enjoy family games and puppet shows, relax with music and dance, and do a bit of browsing or shopping from a variety of food and craft retailers. The Museum galleries and the Folklife collection provide inspiration for two days of living traditions.For more information on Féile na Tuaithe festival visit www.museum.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Donegal food business contact Eve – Anne McCarron and craft producers contact Grace Korbel, Local Enterprise Office on 074-9160735 or visit www.localenterprise.ie/donegal.DONEGAL CRAFT AND FOOD PRODUCERS AT FEILE NA TUAITHE was last modified: May 19th, 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)
1 Southampton have asked the Premier League to investigate an alleged illegal approach from Liverpool for Virgil van Dijk.It is understood Southampton are yet to receive any contact from Liverpool regarding Van Dijk, despite the defender apparently indicating he is eager to move to Anfield.Jurgen Klopp has made Van Dijk his top target this summer but Saints have been irritated by what they see as an attempt to unsettle their player and are ready to reject an official offer.Klopp is thought to have been key in persuading Van Dijk to favour Liverpool over the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, and Southampton believe that amounts to an illegal approach.Liverpool may now face an ever-tougher battle to secure the 25-year-old, who has become one of the most sought-after defenders in the league since moving to the south coast from Celtic less than two years ago.Last month, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger said the club could turn down even a £60million bid for Van Dijk.“Can we? Yes,” Krueger said. “We do not need to sell any player for the first time since I’ve been here.” Virgil van Dijk
Independent candidate Tom Conaghan (Ind) has been elected in the Donegal EA, following the tenth count. He joins fellow Independent candidate Niamh Kennedy upon being elected.Kennedy, Niamh Non-P. 0 1,984 Elected 0 0 0Conaghan, Tom Non-P. 169 2,117 Elected 133 0 0McEniff, Sean F.F. 9 1,906 0 78 0Campbell, John Non-P. 196 1,671 0 313 0Byrne, Brendan F.F. 143 1,584 0 400 0O’Neill, Barry F.G. 307 1,542 0 442 0Jordan, Noel Andrew S.F. 113 1,355 0 629 0McMahon, Michael S.F. 5 1,211 0 773 0Boyle, John F.G. -1178 0 Excluded 0 0 0McNulty, John F.G. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Naughton, Michéal F.F. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Kennedy, Jonathan Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 85McNulty, Joseph Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 118Mulhern, Bernie Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 262McManus, Lawrence Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 286McCafferty, Patricia Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 470 ELECTED (DONEGAL EA) TOM CONAGHAN (IND) was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsPolitics
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia – In the wake of congressional unrest over his war policies, President George W. Bush thanked Mongolia today for standing with him in Iraq and compared the struggle against Islamic radicalism to this country’s battle against communism. “Free people did not falter in the Cold War, and free people will not falter in the war on terror,” the president said in an applause-filled speech to members of Parliament and others at the Government House. Thick smog and fog hung over this frigid capital during Bush’s four-hour visit, the first of any U.S. president. He was greeted at the Government House by flower-toting children dressed in traditional Mongolian robes and soldiers wearing bright red, blue and yellow overcoats. Bush said Mongolia has stood with the United States as “brothers in the cause of freedom.” He called Mongolians’ success in driving communist leaders from power 15 years ago an example for the world. Bush has been fiercely defending his Iraq policy across Asia as war critics in Washington found a new voice in hawkish Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania. The White House initially attacked Murtha, but Bush on Sunday toned down his backlash by saying there was nothing unpatriotic about opposing the war. He told reporters that Murtha is “a fine man” and a strong supporter of the military despite the congressman’s call for troop withdrawal as soon as possible. “People should feel comfortable about expressing their opinions about Iraq,” Bush said, three days after agreeing with Vice President Dick Cheney that the critics were “reprehensible.” Bush raised the growing Iraq debate when he met reporters after inconclusive talks with President Hu Jintao about friction in U.S.-China relations. He received a warmer welcome from Enkhbayar, who has been eager for closer military relations with the United States and has sent 120 Mongolian soldiers to Iraq. The number is small, but White House officials are quick to point out that, per capita, only two other countries – the United Kingdom and Denmark – have sent more of their soldiers to Iraq. The Mongolians have been rewarded with $11 million in U.S. aid to improve military forces. Bush also noted that the country was one of 16 chosen to share in $1 billion in U.S. aid as part of his Millennium Challenge Account that rewards poor countries that show a commitment to economic and government reform. Bush urged the parliament to pass anti-corruption legislation as part of the transition to a successful democracy. Mongolia’s share of the $1 billion is subject to approval after the country submits a spending proposal to Washington. The millions of dollars expected from the program could make a big difference for a country with a total gross domestic product of only $1.1 billion. Bush said U.S. forces are proud to serve with the “fearless warriors” of Mongolia, home of legendary, ferocious horseman-warrior Khan. Bush specifically thanked two Mongolian soldiers attending his speech who gunned down a suicide bomber who tried to drive a truck full of explosives into a coalition mess tent in southern Iraq. With eight more U.S. military deaths over the weekend, Bush reminded Mongolians that their transition to liberty was not always easy. But he said Mongolians have built a better life with their struggle against communism. “Like the ideology of communism, Islamic radicalism teaches the innocent can be murdered to serve their brutal aims,” Bush said. “Like the ideology of communism, Islamic radicalism is dismissive of free peoples, claiming that men and women who live in liberty are weak and decadent.” Mongolia was the last scheduled stop during Bush’s weeklong visit to Asia, which included visits to Japan, South Korea and China. He returns to Washington tonight. Bush ran into stiff resistance from the Chinese to his call for expanding religious freedom and human rights. He also reported no breakthroughs toward reducing China’s massive trade surplus, overhauling its currency system or protecting intellectual property rights. The president took satisfaction simply in the fact that Hu mentioned human rights when the two leaders made joint statements to the press. “Those who watch China closely would say that maybe a decade ago, a leader wouldn’t have uttered those comments,” Bush said. “He talked about democracy.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice complained that “we’ve certainly not seen the progress that we would expect” on a months-old U.S. request for action by China on specific human rights cases. Bush said the United States had presented a list of “dissidents that we believe are unfairly imprisoned.” When a reporter suggested Bush had seemed unenthusiastic in the joint appearance with Hu, the president responded, “Have you ever heard of jet lag?” 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Like the ideology of communism, the ideology of Islamic radicalism is destined to fall…,” Bush said. Bush’s stop in this poor and sparsely populated nation came at the end of a weeklong Asian tour. The visit was a reward for Mongolia’s pursuit of democracy and support for the U.S. fight against terrorism. After participating in the welcome ceremony outside the Government House, Bush and Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar headed to the building’s courtyard and entered a white tent known as a ger where the two presidents met privately. Gers are round, easily packable felt tents that are well-suited to life in Mongolia’s harsh climate and nomadic culture. The one the presidents used was ornate with a red and yellow design on the roof and red wood doors. Inside were red brocade chairs, tapestries, Oriental carpets and a large, white statue of Genghis Khan. “Thank you for your hospitality,” Bush told Enkhbayar, shaking his hand. “Such an honor to be here.”