1 Diego Maradona wants to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, according to reports in South America.The Argentina legend has been a fierce critic of Blatter, and the former captain and manager has now decided to stand himself for the position to be the most powerful man in world football, the Uruguayan broadcaster and writer Victor Hugo Morales has said.Morales, famous for his commentary of Maradona’s astounding second goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final, said on Twitter he had been authorised by Maradona to release the information.Morales tweeted: “I called Diego Maradona to check on his father’s [health]. He told me that he would be a candidate for president of FIFA and that I was authorised to communicate it.“I am a candidate: those were the words that DIEGO MARADONA replied when I consulted him for the nomination for the presidency of FIFA.”In May, Maradona launched a scathing attack on Blatter saying: “Under Sepp Blatter, FIFA has become a disgrace and a painful embarrassment to those of us who care about football deeply.“We have a dictator for life. I call Blatter ‘the man of ice’ because he lacks the inspiration and passion that are at the very heart of football. If this is the face of international football, we are in a very bad place.”Another former player, Brazil’s Zico, has announced his candidacy as has the Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility. Most of those viewed as serious contenders are waiting until the July 20 decision on the date of the election before announcing whether to run.Candidates must gain nominations from at least five of the 209 national associations which make up FIFA. Diego Maradona
2. Man United have played 45 games at Wembley – have you guessed who’s number one? Find out now! – The Red Devils have played 17 FA Cup final matches at Wembley more than any other club. They also hold the distinction of being the only English club to play two European Cup finals at Wembley, winning the 1968 edition against Benfica but losing in 2011 to Barcelona. United have contested six League Cup finals at the stadium (including the 2010 edition, pictured above) and 17 Charity/Community Shields. United’s last appearance at the stadium remains the 2013 Community Shield, at time of writing. 7 3. Liverpool’s League Cup final appearance will be their 38th game at Wembley – who will be first and second? Click to find out! – When Liverpool face Man City in the 2016 League Cup final, it will be the club’s 38th Wembley appearance (not including the 1988 Football League Centenary Tournament, where games lasted just 40 minutes). The Reds had to wait until 1950 for their first Wembley date, when they lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal. To date they have played 11 Wembley FA Cup finals in total, plus two semis, in addition to eight League Cup finals, 13 Charity Shield matches and one European Cup final. In 1989 they played Dynamo Kiev and Arsenal in the pre-season Makita Tournament. 7 6. Everton have played 20 games at Wembley – click the arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have played the most games at Wembley Stadium! – The Toffees have contested nine FA Cup finals at Wembley, two League Cup finals, two FA Cup semi finals (the 2009 side are pictured celebrating success over Man United, above) and the now defunct Full Members Cup final on two occasions. Their last Wembley trip was the 2012 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool, while their last silverware was the 1995 FA Cup win against Manchester United. 1. Arsenal have played 49 games at Wembley – No club has played more games at English football’s most iconic venue than Arsenal. The Gunners have taken part in 16 FA Cup final matches there, as well as five semi-finals and six League Cup finals. In the late 1990s Arsenal played six Champions League group games at Wembley, due to the small capacity at their old Highbury ground, while they featured in two Football League War Cup finals and six pre-season Makita International Tournament games between 1988 and 1990. Add in eight Charity/Community Shield appearances, including their most recent visit in 2015, and you have 49 Wembley appearances since their debut at the old stadium, way back in 1927. 7. Manchester City’s 2016 League Cup final appearance will be the club’s 19th game at Wembley (old and new stadiums). Click the arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have played the most games at Wembley Stadium! – Man City reached the League Cup final in controversial style, coming from 3-1 down on aggregate to progress, 4-3 victors over two legs, thanks in no small part to a goal that should have been disallowed after the ball went out of play. But no matter, City are through to the final against Liverpool, which will be the club’s 19th Wembley appearance since they first headed to the national stadium for the 1926 FA Cup final. Since then, the club has played at Wembley in nine FA Cup finals (including the 1981 showpiece, which went to a replay), two FA Cup semis, four League Cup finals, one Community Shield and one Full Members Cup final. Their date with Liverpool this year will take City’s Wembley tally up to 19. 7 7 5. Tottenham have played 27 games at Wembley – click to find out which London rival finishes above Tottenham in our list… – Tottenham have played nine FA Cup final matches at Wembley, including two replays in 1981 and 1982, both of which the Lilywhites won. Spurs clinched the first League and Cup double of the 20th century in the 1961 FA Cup final at Wembley, but they lost their most recent trip to the new stadium in the 2015 League Cup final against Chelsea. Spurs have played seven League Cup finals at Wembley (including their 2008 success, pictured above), four FA Cup semi-finals, three Charity Shields and four pre-season tournament matches. 7 This week we found out the identity of the two clubs who will contest the 2016 League Cup final.Liverpool and Manchester City edged past Stoke City and Everton to reach Wembley.At Anfield, the Reds’ fans held up a banner declaring Wembley to be ‘Anfield South’, while Manchester City are increasingly regular visitors to the national stadium.But which clubs have played the most games at Wembley Stadium, both in the old ground, which stood open from 1923 to 2000, and the new arena, which first staged games in 2007?Find out, above. 4. Chelsea have played 29 games at Wembley – click to see which club is third… – Chelsea have played more games at the rebuilt Wembley than any other club, contesting 14 fixtures under the arch since the new stadium opened in 2007. The Blues’ first game under the old twin towers came during the Second World War, in the Football League War Cup South Final. They have also played two Full Members Cup finals, winning the much-maligned tournament in 1986 and 1990, while their first FA Cup final success began at Wembley, but ended at Old Trafford, where they beat Leeds United in a replay after the first game ended 2-2 (the pitch was in such a state the replay was staged at Man United’s ground). Their last appearance under the arch was in the 2015 Community Shield. 7 7
Amore Wedding Stationery has now firmly established itself as one of Ireland’s top wedding stationery suppliers.Offering a large selection of creative wedding invitations to customers worldwide, the company consistently add new designs added each week.All their beautiful designs can be completely customised with your own text, colours and fonts. If you would like your invitations to be completely unique we offer a bespoke custom design service, which means your invitations will be truly one of a kind.Donna Gormley is the animal crazy, fun loving, creative director & designer behind Amore Wedding Stationery, and Donna Gormley Designs.Her design career started in 2008 when she received an Hons in Design & Communications, specialising in graphic design & photography.She has always been very creative, and when a friend asked her to design her wedding stationery, Donna found her passion! She now caters for clients spanning from Letterkenny to Leeds! Inver to Australia! And anywhere in between.Donna told Donegal Daily, “I create beautiful wedding stationery with personality for couples seeking that something special, just for them!“I cater for ever budget too, which is important in the times were still in. I’m pretty easy going but I’m very particular, things need to be perfect!“Getting married can be very stressful, so you want to have people on board that wont let you down! I’m with my clients all the way, from bringing their concepts to life, to design, to final print.“We also offer a full range of wedding day stationery which includes wedding menus, table numbers, place cards, ceremony booklets, order of service cards, thumbprint guest books and much more. Visit us on Facebook at : www.facebook.com/AmoreWeddingStationeryOr visit us at Kee’s Hotel Wdding Fayre, Stranorlar, This Sunday, 8th February.DONEGAL WEDDING STATIONERY COMPANY NOW ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP SUPPLIERS IN THE INDUSTRY was last modified: February 5th, 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:BusinessDonegal companyFeaturesIndustryMarket LeadernewsWedding Stationary
A late score from Sean Hume earned St Eunan’s a replay in their Senior Reserve Final against Dungloe.A late, late score from former Aberdeen FC star Sean Hume earned St Eunan’s a replay in a thrilling Donegal Senior Reserve Championship final at Mac Cumhaill Park.Dungloe looked like they had won when Ryan Greene converted a penalty to put Dungloe ahead by one point.However, the hugely impressive Hume responded to level deep into injury-time to send the game to a replay. The drama didn’t end there though, Dungloe forward James Boyle had a great chance to win it right at the death, but he agonisingly seen his effort bounce back of the upright.A first-half goal from Jordan McBride had St Eunan’s in a commanding position after the first quarter but Dungloe hit back with a goal from Ryan Greene.He buried to the net following a great pass from the excellent Donal Rodgers.St Eunan’s led by two at the break, and they remained two ahead until five minutes to go when Dungloe were awarded a penalty. Greene converted expertly, and that looked like the decisive score which would see Dungloe take the trophy back to the Rosses.Sean Hume had other ideas though, and he levelled in injury-time to bring the game to a replay.James ‘Monty’ Boyle almost won it at the death, but his effort his the upright.A draw was probably the fairest outcome in what was an outstanding game.DRAMATIC FINALE IN RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL AS ST EUNAN’S AND DUNGLOE DRAW was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 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:Donegal SFCdungloeGAAnewsSportSt Eunans
The U12 County Champions Aodh Ruadh back on home turf with the winners’ trophyLADIES GAELIC: THE young starlets of Aodh Ruadh are the new U12 County A Champions after victory in their group tournament in Letterkenny today.There were future county stars on display at O’Donnell Park as St Eunan’s, Buncrana and Dungloe took part in a fabulous blitz.All the games were close affairs, with all the skills of the game on display. Credit to the coaches of all teams as the players executed those skills with aplomb.In the end it was the superbly coached Ballyshannon girls who came out on top after two wins and a draw.And what better way to celebrate than returning to Father Tierney Park with the winners’ trophy (pictured above) for a picture to treasure.Action from the game between Dungloe and St Eunan’s LADIES GAELIC: CELEBRATIONS IN BALLYSHANNON AS AODH RUADH CROWNED U12 COUNTY CHAMPS was last modified: July 16th, 2016 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:Aodh RuadhBallyshannonbuncranadungloeSt EunansU12A 2016
The little boy’s question took Abraham Lincoln by surprise. He was used to fifth- and sixth-graders asking questions like this, but a kindergartner? “Did you stop slavery?” 5-year-old Mai Ankri asked the 16th president of the United States. “Yes, I did, and I’m very happy I did,” Lincoln replied, smiling at the little boy. “Nobody should own another person.” There were a few more questions from the 25 kindergartners in the after-school enrichment program at Nestle Avenue Elementary School in Tarzana: Was Lincoln born with his beard? What was the name of his pet pig growing up? Then the class stood to deliver the surprise they had memorized for their guest of honor Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It’ll be sevenscore and two years ago this Saturday since Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address – a speech that lasted a little more than two minutes and ran only 272 words. But what powerful words. Even if he didn’t think so himself at the time. “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here,” Lincoln said, honoring the Civil War soldiers who had died at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wrong. The world remembered exactly what he said there – even 5-year-old kindergartners 142 years later. Standing at attention and looking straight ahead at the tall, bearded man wearing the stovepipe hat, Mai and his classmates began reciting the first paragraph of the Gettysburg Address they had memorized. “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” the children said in unison. Lincoln smiled and thanked them for remembering his words. Then he noticed two little girls with their hands in the air. He had a pretty good idea what they wanted to ask. He gets the question a lot these days from girls. “I didn’t mean only all men are created equal, but all of humanity – men and women,” Lincoln said. The girls seemed satisfied. They put their hands down and smiled. This Lincoln seemed like a nice man. Don Ancell has been portraying Abraham Lincoln for about 12 years now, ever since retiring after 25 years as an electrical technician at Naval Base Ventura County_Point Mugu, near Oxnard, where he lives. In full costume, he’s a dead ringer for Lincoln. He loves these school visits – keeping the words and deeds of Lincoln alive for another generation of kids. Who has a more important retirement job than that? he asks. This week alone, he will visit four other elementary schools in the San Fernando Valley as Lincoln. They are all part of the after-school enrichment experience program started 13 years ago by two working moms who wanted more than just baby-sitting after-school care for their own kindergartners. They wanted art and music programs, sports and science. They wanted Abraham Lincoln dropping by. “We started the program at Riverside Drive Elementary, and it just grew by word of mouth as more parents wanted the same enrichment opportunities for their children after school,” said Nancy Simpson, co-director of the program with Linda McManus. Ancell was supposed to arrive Wednesday at 1 p.m., but traffic was light coming down from Oxnard, so he got there 15 minutes early. An excited whisper spread through the classroom as the kids realized who had just walked in. “Hello, Mr. President,” they said in unison. “Hello,” he said, smiling and taking a stool in front of the blackboard. Now where are you going to beat reality education like that? For more information on the Enrichment After School Experience, call (818) 989-7509, or go to the program’s Web site, www.enrichmentkids.com. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tags: Nam OumatopUganda Premier Leaguevipers sc Ouma has been head coach of Vipers SC since December. (PHOTOS/File)Three times Uganda Premier league winners, Vipers SC have parted ways with head coach Nam Ouma.Ouma who has been with the club since December is understood to be leaving along with the entire coaching staff.The development was confirmed by Vipers SC on Monday, 21st July-2019.“Vipers Sports Club would like to announce that coach Michael Nam Ouma has left the club. Read a statement on the club’s official website.“The Club has also dissolved the technical department with immediate effect.“Vipers Sports Club would like to thank Ouma and the technical team for the services rendered to the club and we wish them the best going forward.Ouma replaced Javier Martinez Espinosa after the Mexican tactician was deemed surplus to requirements at Kitende.Martinez was fired in December 2018.He becomes the third coach in just over a year that the Venoms have fired, having also parted ways with Miguel Da Costa at the end of the 2017/18 season.In his tenure, Ouma has been in charge of 24 competitive games; 19 in the league, three in the Uganda Cup and two on the continent.In the league, the Kenyan won 9 games, drawing 7 and losing just three as he led to Vipers to a second placed finished in the top flight.In the Uganda Cup, he won two games before losing to Proline FC in the quarter finals as Vipers fell short in their title defence.On the continent, he failed to win any of his two games, losing one and drawing the other.It is apparent that the club was not happy following a below-per showing in the just concluded season and the decision to part ways with Ouma comes as no surprise to the football fraternity.Ouma’s departure means that Vipers once again will start a new season with a new coach, the same scenario they have found themselves in in three of the past four years.Comments
Drawing inspiration from California’s state flower, the drought-resistant and diurnal California poppy, this home (above) is designed by a team of college students from Orange County. The home opens during the day to let in light and increase living area. It then closes at night to maintain a comfortable temperature more efficiently. The house also has a rainwater collection system that stores water for use during earthquakes and other emergencies. Inspired by the need for secure emergency housing after a deadly tornado struck their state, students from Crowder College and Drury University in Missouri are developing an emergency response home (above) that can be delivered to disaster sites and assembled quickly. Students at the Stevens Institute of Technology are constructing a resilient house suited for the rising tides and strong storms inherent to coastal environments. The house sits on a bed of pilotis or piers, which raise it slightly above floodwaters, and the outer layers of the house create a waterproof shell. What’s the latest in well-designed, energy-efficient solar homes? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invited teams from colleges across the country to design and build solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.The model houses designed by 15 collegiate teams will be on display and open for public tours this October in Irvine, California, where the DOE’s seventh Solar Decathlon will be taking place. In addition to functioning as comfortable homes — each must produce plenty of hot water, for example, and have working appliances for cooking, cleaning, and entertaining — the houses must produce at least as much energy as they consume.This year’s competition will also emphasize affordability. To earn the highest marks, each team is aiming to build a home that costs less than $250,000.Below are renderings of some of this year’s entries. These houses have been engineered not only to embrace energy efficiency and sustainable design, but also to meet the diverse needs of their future inhabitants, from food production to storm protection. RELATED ARTICLESTeam Austria Wins 2013 Solar DecathlonPraise for the Czech Team’s Solar Decathlon EntrySolar Decathlon Opening Is Scheduled for October 3University of Maryland Wins the Solar Decathlon2011 Solar Decathlon Resource GuideVirginia Tech’s Lumenhaus Wins at Solar Decathlon EuropeThe Solar Decathlon 2011 LineupSolar Decathlon Winners Embrace Passivhaus StandardA 2009 Solar Decathlon Sampler With a structure based on repurposed shipping containers, the home designed by the Missouri University of Science & Technology team (above) can expand as a family grows. Containers can be added or subtracted to accommodate up to two children and their parents. The team from New York City College of Technology is also working on emergency housing — their house (above) is suited to a high-density urban environment. Stackable units are designed to quickly provide low-cost, single- and multifamily housing after disasters such as catastrophic storms. The house designed by students at the University at Buffalo in New York aims to grow most of the fresh produce its occupants will need. It features a glass-enclosed solarium that creates ideal growing conditions for plants and vegetables, while also passively heating the house in winter. Cloth shades on the roof and southern faÃ§ades will help cool the home during summer. Crystal Gammon is the web editor at Yale Environment 360, where this post was originally published.
Mumbai: Pune-based real estate developer Kohinoor Group which has forayed into student housing segment through its start up entity Youthville Serviced Hostel, is planning a major expansion to cater to the growing need for quality hostel facility for students in education hubs across the country.The company’s maiden property in Pune is a girl’s hostel with a capacity of 150 beds. A second property with a capacity to house 600 students will be opened in Pune next year.“By 2019- 2020 we will be acquiring additional 600 beds and another 600 beds will be added the following year. By 2023- 24 we are aiming to have 25,000 beds pan-India,” said Vineet Goyal,Founder, Youthville Serviced Hostel.He said student housing was highly under-supplied across the country and students lack basic hygiene, food and other necessities.“At present student housing is functioning in an unorganised manner. Students are deprived of basic facilities, making their lives difficult. At Youthville we have addressed these inadequacies and created space where students can live comfortably,” Mr. Goyal said. “Student housing is in huge demand worldwide,” he added. Given the fact that student housing demand will stay strong in the future, the segment will be propitious for investors and real estate developers,” Mr. Goyal added.Currently the venture is funded by Kohinoor Group and the company is looking for investors to meet the expansion plans.Pune with steady rise in the student population has huge demand for student accommodation. Hostels charge between ₹97,000 to ₹2 lakh per student per year. Youthville charges ₹1,35,000 per bed in triple sharing basis per year and ₹1,83,000 in twin sharing accommodation.Along with accommodation the company provides high speed Wi-Fi, laundromat, fitness centre,cafeteria, music room, library, mini theatre, common kitchenette, doctor on call and housekeeping facility.Students need to pay for their food and transport. The company has also made provision for bike on hire.As per HRD ministry data there are about 35 million students currently studying in colleges and universities across the country. About 11 million of them come from other states to pursue higher education. These are the students who are under the radar of companies providing hostel facilities.
The squabbling Kochi IPL franchise on Sunday got yet another breather from the BCCI which decided to defer the decision on its fate till December 5 after the consortium’s investors reached a last-minute agreement over their shareholding pattern.At a meeting of the IPL’s Governing Council here, the BCCI deferred the decision on the franchise for a third time after the expiry of a month-long deadline given to it for sorting out its internal bickering.”They have disclosed their ownership pattern. Our legal experts will study the papers. There was no discussion with the investors because we are not legal experts. BCCI will take a decision on December 5 in Mumbai, ” BCCI President Shashank Manohar told reporters after the meeting.Barely seven months after becoming the second most costliest team in the Indian Premier League, Kochi was on the verge of being thrown out of the event.But the owners of the beleaguered franchise made a last ditch attempt to save the outfit by reaching a compromise last night.Before the compromise, the investors of the franchise, which was bought for a staggering sum of Rs 1533.33 crore, had written to the BCCI informing them of their intention to withdraw from the IPL.That letter was sent after the BCCI, which had on October 10 expelled Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals for allegedly violating contractual agreements, gave a termination notice of 30 days to the franchise to sort out internal disputes regarding the shareholding pattern.The investors in the consortium — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave – hold 74 per cent of the equity.advertisementThe remaining 26 per cent lies with the Gaikwad family — Shailendra, his brother Ravi and their parents all part of Rendezvous Sports World – as free equity for services rendered while bidding.It is this 26 per cent which became a bone of contention among the stakeholders as the investors were in no mood to give free equity to the Gaikwad family.The Gaikwads, on their part, initially refused to part with the equity but have now agreed to forego at least some of it to put an end to the squabbling which threatens the very existence of the team.The BCCI has made it clear that eight teams will take part in the fourth edition of the league scheduled from April 8, just six days after the World Cup.With PTI inputs