160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush is issuing a disaster declaration for California counties hurt by the January deep freeze that caused some $1.3 billion in crop losses, Sen. Barbara Boxer said Tuesday. The declaration will allow farmers affected by the freeze that wiped out citrus and other crops to apply for federal disaster unemployment assistance and food commodities. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Boxer, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and congressional representatives had written to the White House repeatedly to ask for the declaration. Administration officials confirmed to Boxer that it was being issued. The five-night freeze was the most extensive the state had experienced since 1947, according to Boxer and Feinstein, and affected crops for 500 miles through the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, the Central Coast and Southern California. “This took too long as far as I am concerned, but I am very pleased we are finally moving forward,” Boxer said. “There has been so much suffering in California because of this unprecedented freeze, and I am pleased that help is finally on the way.” Members of California’s congressional delegation also are working to include money to help citrus farmers and others in an emergency war spending bill that is expected to reach the House floor next week. According to bill language circulating Tuesday, the bill includes $20 million to help citrus farmers with cleanup, and billions more for crop losses nationwide, some of which California farmers could access. The bill also has $25 million in assistance to spinach growers in the aftermath of the E. Coli scare that hit the Central Valley growers last fall, and $60.4 million for Klamath River salmon fishermen who’ve suffered a curtailed fishing season. However, Democratic House leaders planned to use the spending bill as a vehicle for controversial language demanding troop withdrawals for Iraq, so its fate is uncertain.
0Shares0000Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola (C) celebrates at the end of their match against Manchester United in Manchester, north west England, on December 10, 2017NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Dec 28 – Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s resilience after the runaway Premier League leaders made it 18 successive wins with a 1-0 victory at Newcastle on Wednesday.Guardiola’s side moved 15 points clear of second placed Manchester United thanks to Raheem Sterling’s first half strike. City completely dominated possession after a Newcastle side seemingly intent solely on keeping the scoring down.That stubborn approach almost earned Newcastle an undeserved point when Dwight Gayle headed just wide in the final moments.City boss Guardiola ripped Newcastle’s defensive approach, but was impressed with the way his players kept plugging away.“We did absolutely everything but it is difficult to play when the other team doesn’t want to play,” he said.“We created enough chances to win 2-0, 3-0, 4-0. But in the last minutes we played in their rhythm and then it was not easy because it is not over at 1-0.“Always you have to expect this kind of situation and it is not always easy to maintain that level.“Any manager can decide what he wants. I prefer to try to play but I respect a lot what opponents do and we have to try to discover how to attack against them.”Sterling’s latest match-winning contribution underlined the England winger’s revival this season.“Raheem Sterling is scoring a lot and is playing good – so we are happy with that,” Guardiola said.“We are now 15 points in front and we can now focus on our next game (at Crystal Palace).”City look certain to lift the title, but midfielder Bernardo Silva isn’t getting carried away just yet.“We have to keep working the same way since the start of the season and that’s what we’ll be doing,” he said.“It isn’t won. We’re still in December. We have to play with the same spirit and hunger to win the games.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Liverpool defender Van Dijk fired home to complete the Dutch fight back after Quincy Promes pulled one back on 85 minutes following Timo Werner and Leroy Sane’s first-half goals for Germany.“It was very difficult for us, the Germans were sharper and faster in the first half,” admitted Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.“We fought to come back in the second half and pressed.“They had their chances to finish it off, but the fight and belief we showed was enough for the point.”The draw was enough to send the Dutch into the Nations League knockout stages as Group One winners, with France second, while bottom side Germany were already relegated to the ‘B’ league ahead of Monday’s clash.Koeman’s side showed plenty of heart against the Germans, who were 2-0 up after just 20 minutes.“I’m certainly disappointed with the result, but over the whole season I’ve seen more positives than negative,” said Germany head coach Joachim Loew.“We were punished and that’s bitter.“We played well for much of the game, but we have to learn how to close things down at 2-0 up.”Thomas Mueller reached the milestone of 100 Germany appearances as a second-half replacement, but Van Dijk dampened any celebrations for the hosts.Having described 2018 as a “slap in the face” after a record six defeats in a calender year, Germany showed the “killer instinct” Loew had called for — but only in the first half.The trio of Serge Gnabry, Sane and Werner, so effective in Thursday’s 3-0 friendly win over Russia, again caused the Dutch defence no end of problems in the opening 45 minutes.Having started the rebuilding process in the wake of Germany’s woeful World Cup display, crashing out after the group stages, Loew started with only three Brazil 2014 winners in Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Toni Kroos.Koeman made two changes from Friday’s 2-0 win over France, which gave them the chance to qualify on Monday, with Kenny Tete taking over from Denzel Dumfries at right back and Promes on the right wing ahead of Steven Bergwijn.Germany needed just nine minutes to land the first blow in the clash of the European heavyweights.There was little on when Gnabry’s pass found Werner on the edge of the area, but the 22-year-old showed ice-cold finishing by hitting the bottom corner of the net past Jasper Cillessen.Werner ended his barren run of eight internationals without a goal and Sane added the second, with the help of a deflection, 11 minutes later to seemingly floor the Dutch.Again, there was little on when Toni Kroos floated in a long pass to Sane, who stumbled slightly, but managed to win the ball and fired home a shot which clipped the boot of a defender as it sailed past Cillessen.A hamstring injury to Ryan Babbel forced Koeman to reshuffle his attack with Javairo Dilrosun coming on just before the half-time whistle.Werner fired wide after getting in behind the defence, but from that point on the Dutch began to take charge.Werner made way for Germany’s chief playmaker Marco Reus with 27 minutes left as Loew also introduced the experienced Mueller, but it was not enough to defend the lead.The Dutch scored from their first real attack when Promes curled his shot home on 85 minutes after sustained pressure from the hosts.The scene was set for Van Dijk to complete the fairytale comeback when he produced a thumping finish to delight travelling fans just before the final whistle.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Netherlands’ defender Virgil van Dijk (L) celebrates scoring in the 91st-minute to seal a 2-2 draw against Germany on Monday as the Dutch advance to the semi-finals of the Nations League at the expense of world champions France. © AFP / John MACDOUGALLGELSENKIRCHEN, Germany, Nov 20 – Virgil van Dijk sent the Netherlands into the Nations League semi-finals after completing a dramatic comeback from two goals down with a 91st-minute equaliser that saw the Dutch snatch 2-2 draw away to Germany on Monday.The Dutch advance from the tough three-team Group A1 at the expense of world champions France after scoring twice in the final six minutes in Gelsenkirchen as Germany were punished for not being clinical enough in the second half.
Prior to this, multiple reliable reports indicate that Ambani had come to blows with the technical director after training on Friday, the boiling point of what had been a tense relationship finally blowing up.Sources further intimate that the two had disagreed on the team’s starting team for the trip to Machakos for the Kakamega game, Ambani feeling undermined by Okumbi who had been away with the Harambee Stars Under-20 team in Uganda.This was not just the first time there was a disagreement on the personnel to play in games and the power struggle between the two being a constant headache.And now, Wazito whose owner has channeled millions to its running have only won one of their first six games of the campaign, and the change in technical bench was always coming.On Twitter on Monday afternoon, Ricardo Badoer, the Wazito FC owner said that ‘a new coach would be named in a day or two’ and went on to warn the players they would be next on the exit door if they don’t shape up.-Two headsWith the case of two heads in one institution solved, assistant coach Hamisi Mohammed will take charge on interim basis before the club names a new boss.Meanwhile, while the moneyed Wazito continue to struggle getting results on the pitch, Chemelil and Sony Sugar both handed weekend walk overs due to their current financial status.The teams’ parent sponsors are not doing well and this has gravely affected the operations of the teams as well. Chemelil failed to travel to Mombasa thus handing Bandari three free points while Sony did not travel to Machakos to face Tusker.Sony have given their second walkover of the season and if they fail to show up for their home tie against Kisumu All Stars on Saturday will be relegated from the Premier League.-Not playing Chairman Gabriel Otiende has insisted they will only get back to the pitch once their financial status improved. They have now gone for three weeks without training.Elsewhere, Gor Mahia retained their hold on top spot with a last gasp winner over Kariobangi Sharks in Nakuru. Ghanaian Francis Afriyie tapped home a goal in added time to ensure K’Ogalo retained their 100pc start to the season.Courtesy of three free points from Sony, Tusker moved to second with 13 points, two shy of K’Ogalo but with one match more played.AFC Leopards dropped to third in the standings after coming from behind to force a 1-1 draw with Western Stima in Machakos, but Ingwe still remain within striking range as they are on 11 points, four off the leaders.0Shares0000(Visited 49 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wazito FC head coach Boniface Ambani on the bench during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Wazito FC/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 – In a short statement on their website on Monday morning, Wazito FC confirmed that head coach Fred Ambani and technical director Stanley Okumbi were dismissed ‘on mutual agreement’, affirming something that had been inevitable for a while.Ambani who helped guide Wazito back to the Premier League was suspended for Saturday’s 4-2 home defeat against Kakamega Homeboyz due to the red card he received in the previous match against Mathare United.
DONEGAL MINOR HURLING BOARD NOTESMinorSt Eunans were too strong for Setanta and had a comfortable win in O’Donnell Park.Burt and Aodh Ruadh had a close game inBallyshannon and it was the Burt men’s ability to get goals that proved the difference as they won 3.3 to 0.7….Goals also proved the difference in Carndonagh as Carndonagh and Letterkenny Gaels had a tough battle and the Carn men won 4.8 to 0.8. U 14 Div 1In Hibernian Park Burt and St Eunans had a thrilling game where both teams enjoyed spells of dominance in the end the Burt lads came out on top 5.3 to 2.8.Div 2Aodh Ruadh made the long trip to Gaothdobhair to take on Dungloe/Gaothdobhair, this was another thrilling game that went from end to end with both teams being on top at different stages. When the final whistle went it was Aodh Ruadh who were on top 7.9 to 6.6. GAA NEWS: DONEGAL MINOR HURLING BOARD NOTES was last modified: May 6th, 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) Tags:donegalMInor Hurling Board notes
whoops How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Real Madrid beat Viktoria Plzen 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night, but prior to that they had secured one win in five games.The club are now ready to show Lopetegui the door and the axe could fall after this weekend’s crunch clash with Barcelona.Conte is the man Real Madrid have identified to take the reins, with the board keen to shake up the dressing room.But, according to reports in Italy, it will cost the club €10.8m (£9.5m) in compensation to hire Conte now. SORRY latest Most Popular Premier League Stories The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? gameday cracker Chelsea could be set for an unexpected payday as Real Madrid would have to give the club €10.8m (£9.5m) to hire Antonio Conte.The Spanish giants are considering appointing the Italian as their new boss after Julen Lopetegui’s poor start to the season. Chelsea are said to be still paying the Italian for the final year of his contract and the only way for him to work elsewhere is for the Blues to be paid compensation.That has left Real Madrid facing an otherwise unexpected additional cost, unless they opt to place an interim boss in charge till the end of the season.Former midfielder Santiago Solari, who coaches the club’s B team, is being touted for such a role.The 42-year-old would take charge of first-team affairs until the end of the season, when Conte could then join for no compensation fee. huge blow 2 TOP WORK tense Antonio Conte celebrates during his time as Chelsea manager. revealed Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion changes 2 predicted Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Julen Lopetegui’s position as Real Madrid boss remains precarious Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit?
The dog found in Letterkenny.The owner of this lovely dog is being sought after it was found in a distressed state in Letterkenny traffic.The dog was found by Aimee McColgan who is looking to reunite the dog with its owner.The dog was found running through traffic at Dunnes Stores roundabout and has no collar or any form of ID.If this is your dog, you can contact Aimee on 0861630334 or on the house number 0749177610.DISTRESSED DOG FOUND IN LETTERKENNY TRAFFIC was last modified: June 28th, 2015 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:DOGfoundletterkenny
Gallagher’s Bakery in Ardara has been shortlisted for one of the country’s top food and drink awards.More than 350 Irish food and drink industry leaders will gather for Bord Bia’s biannual Food and Drink Awards, hosted by Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, on Wednesday 29th November in the RDS Concert Hall.Bord Bia today announced the details of 24 companies who have been shortlisted for these awards which recognise excellence and celebrate success in Ireland’s largest indigenous industry. The shortlist, which includes Gallagher’s Bakery, represents the most progressive, ambitious and forward-looking companies in Ireland’s thriving food and drink industry.A record number of submissions were received by Bord Bia which were then adjudicated by a team of seven independent judges* with extensive experience in business, global markets, media, marketing, and sustainability. Following a comprehensive judging process, the shortlisted companies have been selected.Gallagher’s Bakery will compete in the Entrepreneurial category which recognises individuals or companies who have shown true entrepreneurial flair.It rewards commitment, leadership and self-belief, either to create a new and successful business, or to radically improve, or turn around, the performance of an existing one. In recent years, the long-established company has created a range of superior gluten-free bakery products based on extensive research and new product development. Capturing the gluten-free market has been a huge success for the business which has grown from employing 65 people in 2011 to 305 direct employees in 2017, which is expected to grow by a further 40 in by early 2018.Gallagher’s Bakery is a major employer in West Donegal and is in the process of completing a new production facility in Ardara.By the end of the decade it expects to have products available in every one of the top 20 retailers in the USA and Europe.Delight as Donegal company shortlisted for major food award was last modified: November 5th, 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:ArdaraawardsBord biaGalagher’s Bakery
Eddie Tinney of Tinney’s Coal & Oil and his family recently celebrated 80 years in business supplying the fuel needs of the people of Letterkenny and the surrounding areas.At the same time they launched Supertherm – Ireland’s longest lasting and fastest growing smokeless fuel which to date has been a tremendous success.As part of this occasion, Tinney’s Coal & Oil in association with Supertherm manufacturers CPL Fuels held a draw so one lucky customer could win 1 tonne of Supertherm. The overall winner was announced as Ann McElhinney from Manorcunningham.Eddie Tinney, John Barry , Patrick Reynolds [ CPL Fuels] and Johanna Tinney picking the other prize Winners in their recent competition for loyal customersOther prize winners were:Brendan McCarroll, New Line Road Letterkenny who won a Microwave Oven courtesy of Crumlish AppliancesEric Mc Gettigan, Churchill, Letterkenny who receives a free chimney clean courtesy of Chimney SweepAnne Marley, Bomany, Letterkenny, who receives a free chimney clean courtesy of Chimney SweepPhil Bowen, Soloman Hill, Letterkenny who receives a free window clean courtesy of Prokleen Cleaning SpecialistsOrla Doherty, Meadowhill, Letterkenny who receives a free window clean courtesy of Prokleen Cleaning SpecialistsA major announcement was made this week that the decision has been taken to extend the ban on smokey coal nationwide.With the approaching cold snap, Tinney’s are offering one lucky reader the chance to win 5 free bags of Supertherm by liking and sharing this story on Donegal Daily’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/donegaldaily. Eddie and all the staff at Tinney’s would like to take this opportunity to wish all their customers a warm and peaceful holiday season.Keep warm this winter with Tinney’s Fuels, visit the office at Bonagee, Letterkenny or call Telephone:+353 (0) 74 9121476 or +353 (0) 74 9124489 to arrange a delivery.For further information and check out https://www.facebook.com/Tinneys-Oil-Coal-1216768971725335/Sponsored PostTinney’s Coal & Oil celebrate 80 years in business with launch of super smokeless fuel was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:coalfuelsSuperthermTinneysTinney’s Coal & Oil
24 July 2014President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the first United States-Africa Leaders’ Summit taking place in Washington on 5 and 6 August, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said on Thursday.Speaking to journalists in Pretoria following the Cabinet’s latest fortnightly meeting, Muthambi said the summit was expected to provide a boost for Africa’s regional integration initiatives, as well as for various African Union (AU) economic development programmes.The White House made the announcement that US President Barack Obama would host the summit in January, saying that he looked forward to “further strengthen[ing] ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.“The summit will build on the progress made since the President’s trip to Africa last summer, advance the administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people,” the White House said.There will also be meetings of US and African CEOs, as well as an African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) ministerial meeting, both aimed at strengthening trade and investment between the US and Africa.Agoa, which enables 39 eligible sub-Saharan African countries to export most products duty-free to the United States, has seen total African exports to the US more than quadruple, and US exports to sub-Saharan Africa more than triple, since its inception in 2000In August, US Trade Representative Michael Froman told a two-day forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that the US was looking to work with African experts and leaders on forging an improved “Agoa 2.0” before the expiry of its current version in 2015.Some members of the US Congress have questioned whether South Africa, being relatively developed in Africa, should continue to be included in Agoa. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, speaking to journalists ahead of Obama’s visit to the country last June, argued against this view, saying it would be detrimental for the US market if South Africa were excluded.“South Africa has been a beneficiary of Agoa, but we also think that Agoa is a very significant instrument to benefit the US, not least because it is a widely appreciated measure by the US, which builds the US a high degree of goodwill in its relations with other countries on the African continent,” Davies said.Around 43% of South Africa’s exports, totalling to about $4.6-billion, have entered the US under the Agoa programme and this, according to Davies, has helped support the development of the economy, notably in manufacturing.Elizabeth Thabethe, then deputy trade and industry minister – now deputy small business development minister – said at the time that Agoa should be developed into a programme that supported African integration more directly.“This is where we need to be innovative in defining mechanisms that support Africa’s integration,” Thabethe said, adding that larger, more integrated African markets would underpin growth and development in Africa, which in turn would encourage growth in US trade and investment to Africa.SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter