Month: December 2019

Paris Saint-Germain open talks with Manchester United target

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have opened talks with long-term target Manchester United target Fabio Coentrao.The Portugal international has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid with Marcelo cementing his role as the first choice left-back.It has left the 27-year-old on the look-out for a new club and Manchester United have been tracking him for some time.However, according to Canal Plus, PSG have opened negotiations with Real Madrid after missing out on Layvin Kurzawa.The French champions had been very keen on the Moncao defender but they have been rebuffed in their approach.As a result they have now begun talks over Coentrao and are hopeful a deal can be struck before the transfer window closes. Fabio Coentrao 1last_img

Can you believe this? Fan calls Tottenham’s Eric Dier ‘Kieron Dyer’ and gets owned by Stan Collymore on talkSPORT

first_imgThis is one of the most entertaining calls we’ve had on talkSPORT so far this season!After commentating on Tottenham’s 1-0 win at Sunderland for talkSPORT, Stan Collymore stayed on at the Stadium of Light to host his Call Collymore show, when ‘Graham from North Devon’ phoned in to have a go at him.We’re not sure exactly what Graham’s main point was, but he did turn out to be very entertaining.Listen to the clip above to hear him refer to Tottenham’s man of the match as former Ipswich, Newcastle and West Ham man ‘Kieron Dyer’ and check out how Stan expertly deals with his meandering chat!TO LISTEN TO THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SPORTS RADIO STATION, TALKSPORT, CLICK HERElast_img

Lomitans upset over school plan

first_imgLAND: Residents say using park acres would ruin ambience, increase traffic and attract outsiders. By Paul Clinton STAFF WRITER Residents who live near Lomita Park are giving City Hall an earful about offering a chunk of the land for a new high school. George Kivett, president of the Lomita Chamber of Commerce, said he opposes the plan. Kivett said the school would bring more traffic to already congested Walnut and 240th streets. “I truly believe it will create serious traffic problems,” Kivett said. “It’s great to create a Lomita school, but this location is not centrally located to serve the children.” Students living in Lomita now attend classes at Narbonne High School in Harbor City. Waite said the city “is not so small we can’t have a (high) school for our children.” LAUSD’s facilities division is studying Lomita Park and several other sites for a new high school, which has not been approved. Waite has said the school would serve the approximately 800 high-school-age children in town, but its location in northeastern Lomita could draw students from Harbor Gateway, Harbor City and Carson. Suzanne Leone, who lives on 240th Street, and other speakers complained about the possibility of LAUSD busing in students from outside the city. “Let the community decide,” Leone said. “They won’t be 5-1 for it. They are going to be 5-1 against it.” Leone was alluding to a city phone survey – taken in the spring by a consultant – that Waite said showed strong support for a high school in town. The school district has been studying the possibility of a Lomita high school along with several other sites instead of building two high schools in San Pedro. Although Waite has voiced his support for the school, other council members have been more reticent, especially during election season. Councilman Mark Waronek and Don Suminaga are seeking re-election Nov. 6. Former Councilman Ken Blackwood, who said he opposes the school, also is running. Councilwoman Margaret Estrada, who lives on 240th Street, said a new public high school isn’t needed. “I just feel we don’t have any space in Lomita for a school,” Estrada said. “I have totally been against it from the inception.” Estrada and Waronek acknowledged receiving many calls and e-mails about the proposal since an Oct. 6 Daily Breeze article revealed the plan. Waronek also balked at the high school idea. “I personally don’t think it’s a good idea where they’re looking at now,” Waronek said. “I am not convinced that we need a high school. I want to hear from the community at large.” In the spring, the council voted 3-1 to move the plan forward, with Waronek absent and Estrada opposed. The City Council agreed Monday to discuss the issue further at its Dec. 3 meeting. [email protected] 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.At a City Council meeting Monday, residents expressed concerns about traffic, bringing outsiders to the community and harming the park ambience. Eleven of 12 speakers said they oppose the idea advanced by Councilman Barry Waite to give Los Angeles Unified 2 acres of the 8-acre park and 4adjacent acres that serve city and county maintenance yards for an 810-student high school. In exchange, LAUSD would give funds for parkland elsewhere in town. “My concern is that you’re proposing Lomita Park, and Lomita Park is the center of our community,” said Tony Arevalo, a north Lomita resident. “Turning that over to Los Angeles Unified doesn’t mean you’re going to get what you want.” Arevalo also said the school would eat up street parking near the park. last_img read more


first_imgThe 30 workers laid-off at a Buncrana call-centre have been told they have until noon today to accept one month’s pay or get nothing.Workers at Assetco Managed Services, who are part of a larger English company, were told the centre was closing yesterday.The first workers knew of the closure was when executives from KPMG arrived from Dublin acting on behalf of London-based banks. A spokesman for Assetco Managed Services ROI, based on the IDA Business Park at Lisfannon, said they had been left in a terrible position.“We have now been told that we either accept the situation now and get a month’s money or get nothing at all.“We feel so angry at how we are being treated. Christmas is just around the corner and we are being told that it’s tough – we either take their offer or leave it,” he said.The Assetco centre was set up in Buncrana in 2006 with grant-aid of more than €2 million. The company, is part of a larger company, Assetco London Ltd, which provides a breakdown call-out and support service for London Fire Brigade.London Fire Brigade failed to renew a major contract for Assetco London Ltd leaving workers out in the cold.Most of the London-based employees will be taken on by the company who won the new contract, Babcock.However, the Irish company have not been taken on and will lose their jobs.The spokesman added they are considering their positions and are even thinking of staging a sit-in at the plant. “We have been very loyal to Assetco London and this is how we have been rewarded.“We would like London Fire Brigade to know this and to know how we are being treated.“There are 30 families being thrown on the scrapheap just before Christmas it’s just not on,” said a spokesman.Meanwhile Fine Gael TD for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh, has confirmed the intervention of Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, who has formally requested that Enterprise Ireland, NERA (National Employment Rights Authority) and the Department of Social Protection intervene to establish the rights of Buncrana employees of Assetco Managed Services. Minister Bruton has also asked NERA to meet directly with the workers concernedMinister Bruton’s intervention followed representations made to the Minister by Deputy McHugh.Deputy McHugh said: ‘I know from conversations yesterday with Assetco Managed Services employees that the placing of the company into administration was very distressing. Initially workers were given until 5.30pm yesterday evening to agree to terms of exit with the administrators; this has now been extended until today.“I contacted the receivers, KPMG, in London yesterday evening to seek this extension, and I also sought the intervention of Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD’.“Minister Bruton has formally requested Enterprise Ireland, NERA and the Department of Social Protection to definitively establish the rights of workers and has asked NERA to meet the workers concerned.DONEGAL CALL-CENTRE WORKERS TOLD TO TAKE MONTH’S PAY OR GET NOTHING was last modified: November 14th, 2012 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:Assetco Managed ServicesbuncranaIDAjobslay-offslast_img read more


first_imgONE of Donegal’s most celebrated nightclubs has been sold.The Limelight in Glenties was sold at auction today for €185,000.The bar and club had been offered for sale 18 months ago at almost twice that price. The sale is a huge boost to the town. LIMELIGHT NITECLUB SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION was last modified: December 16th, 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:auctionlimelightsoldlast_img read more


first_imgThe Milford Inn Hotel will be at the centre of the action during this weekend’s 45th Joule Donegal International Rally.The hotel’s new owners Marty and Tricia Kelly are preparing for one of the busiest weekends of the year, as the rally welcomes over 50,000 people to the county. The Milford venue is the perfect place to soak up the unique atmosphere of the Donegal International Rally, as the town hosts the rally’s Saturday and Sunday service area at Milford Mart.Over the course of the weekend, the Milford Inn Hotel has put together a fantastic line-up of events for local and visiting rally enthusiasts.There’s live music in the lounge all weekend, with entertainment by Rush Hour from 7-10pm on Friday, 19th June and Johnny Haughey on Saturday, 20th June.There’s also a Disco Bar with DJ Mo on Friday and Saturday night from 10.00pm – 2.00am, with buses to and from the venue available from Rathmullan, Ramelton and Fanad. Breakfast will be available to the public from 7am each morning. And while the Donegal International Rally is the main event this weekend, the hotel’s five course Sunday carvery is also the perfect place to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, 21st June.Served in The Mulroy Suite from 12pm – 4pm, the carvery offers delicious food and excellent value for money, starting from just €10.50 for adults, while children under ten cost €5 and children under three eat for free.They’ve only been in the job six weeks but the new owners of The Milford Inn have already gotten off to a flying start.Letterkenny couple, Marty and Tricia Kelly, are currently devoting all of their energy and enthusiasm to putting their own stamp on the iconic Milford venue.A full revamp of the restaurant is well underway and due for completion in the coming weeks.The new owners are determined to put Milford on the culinary map and the restaurant will open with a re-imagined menu, serving the finest fresh, local and artisan produce. Originally from Creeslough, Tricia Kelly is a qualified hotel manager with 15 years’ experience managing Letterkenny hotels.While they live in Letterkenny, the pair are no strangers to Milford through their work with Bluebird Care, an organisation that provides support to people of all ages in their home and in the community.Set-up by Marty Kelly six years ago, Bluebird Care provides home care for older people, children and people with physical and intellectual disabilities.The organisation looks after a number of families in the Milford area. Weddings remain a key focus for the new owners and bookings for 2015 and 2016 have already been secured.The hotel also has a number of vacancies to fill and is looking for talented and passionate people to join the team.For more information contact Tricia Kelly on 074 91 53313 or email CVs to [email protected] INN HOTEL ‘GEARING’ UP FOR THE JOULE DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: June 18th, 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 international rallyFeaturesnewsThe Milford Innlast_img read more

Keep confidential info confidential

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBesides, a title often represents a range of pay, and individuals at one end can make considerably more than those at the opposite end. It is possible that the managers who share your title have greater job responsibilities and demands. If you are dissatisfied with your pay, you should still meet with your manager to discuss your concerns. However, your focus should be on the value that you add, your measurable successes, and your direct impact on reducing costs, saving revenue and helping the company meet its goals. As part of this discussion, you should also try to determine the kinds of steps that you should take to qualify for an increase. By approaching your manager with this positive framework, you are more likely to achieve positive results. Q I have done excellent work during the year, but I am concerned that I am not going to get a raise because my manager is heavily influenced by another manager who does not like me. My manager let this happen last year, and I am afraid he will do it again. What should I do? A If this incident is typical of your manager’s overall skills, perhaps he is the one who should not be receiving a raise. Your manager should be making decisions based on a direct understanding of your performance. At the same time, your manager should also be willing to listen to input from other managers, especially if you do any work for them. In this case, if your job responsibilities include projects with this other manager, then it would not be surprising to find that he or she has some influence with your manager. Q Salaries are kept confidential here, but through an e-mail mistake, all of the management salaries in our company were sent to me. I am in management, and I was annoyed that several managers with the same title as mine are making more money. Should I confront my manager? A It is rarely a great idea to use the word “confront” when planning a meeting with one’s manager. If you enter a meeting with that expectation, you are likely to have a rather unpleasant exchange. It is also not a great idea to meet with your manager to discuss confidential company information that was inadvertently sent to you. Attempting to persuade your manager to increase your pay as a result of this type of information can be risky. Although many companies are increasingly open about salaries, yours is not. As a result, you should look carefully at your own performance, especially on work that involves this other manager. If your work has nothing to do with him or her, then your manager is the problem. And if your work does involve this other manager, the next step is to do your very best on such projects, make sure this manager knows it, and make sure your own manager knows it as well. Doing some internal public relations on your accomplishments can help build these relationships as well as your earnings. Q My boss gave me a fairly basic project, which I recently completed. I was at lunch with her and three of my fellow employees, and I happened to bring up this project, and she snidely said it was insignificant, meaningless and not even worth looking at. I was embarrassed, but I did not lash back, even though I wanted to. How do you deal with a boss like this? A Your boss’s behavior qualifies her for another title, namely a bully. It is classic bullying behavior to insult, humiliate and degrade employees, especially in front of others. The problem is that you cannot turn a bully into a caring, compassionate and respectful leader. The insecurities, self-doubts and unfilled needs that lurk deep in your boss’s psyche are well beyond your control. However, even if you cannot affect what your boss is, you might be able to affect what she does. One option is to ignore her bullying completely. If she senses that you are not bothered by her antics, she will not sense any gratification by bullying you. That may cause her to ply her wares elsewhere. A second yet riskier option is premised on the fact that most bullies do not like to deal with people who stand up to them. This option calls for a strong and businesslike reaction in which you firmly express your dissatisfaction with her specific behavior, along with a clear statement that you expect it to stop. You should say this right on the spot, or as soon after as feasible. Hopefully there are senior-level managers who recognize the major risks associated with having a bully in the corporate china shop. Ken Lloyd is an Encino-based management consultant, coach and author who specializes in organizational behavior. He is the author of “Jerks at Work: How to Deal With People Problems and Problem People.” Write to him at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Auto rental price fix alleged

first_img“We take this matter very seriously, and with a cursory review, we believe this case is without merit,” she wrote in an e-mail. Representatives for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and Avis Rent A Car System said they could not comment on pending litigation. Representatives for Hertz, National and Alamo rental car companies did not return calls seeking comment. Fellmeth said two of his students at the USD Law School tracked rental car pricing online before and after the legislation went into effect. Historically, prices decline in January and February, he said, and did so in major markets outside California. Rental prices at California airports, however, uniformly remained the same or rose slightly after the law took effect Jan. 1, even though rates nationwide dropped over the same period, the suit said. While Fellmeth acknowledged that such fees weren’t forbidden by the legislation, the appearance that every company charged such fees in lock step points to anti-competitive collusion, he said. The lawsuit also alleges that the car rental companies arranged their anti-competitive pricing plans under the guise of membership in the California Trade and Tourism Commission. Already, though, San Francisco Democratic Sen. Carole Migden is readying another piece of legislation to repeal the unbundling law. Her proposal, which is still being written, would again require the 9 percent airport concession fee be included in the base rental price, said Migden spokeswoman Tracy Fairchild. It would also prohibit the car-rental companies from charging customers a fee to fund the tourism commission – and require an audit to determine how much money each company improperly made. Mike Higgins, spokesman for Assemblyman Leno said Leno saw the bill as a way to secure consistent funding for the tourism commission. “It sounds like there are issues with implementation,” Higgins said. “If there are (problems) that need to be remedied, we would look to do that.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The University of San Diego Law School is alleging that seven major car rental companies have been colluding to fix prices in California. USD’s Center for Public Interest Law is suing rental giants, including Hertz, Avis, Dollar, National and Enterprise, saying they have exploited a legislative change to get more money from consumers. In the waning days of the 2006 California legislative session, Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, sponsored AB 2592, allowing car rental companies to separate out a concession fee they were required to bundle into advertised base rates. Airports, not the companies, actually levy that 9 percent fee on renters. In exchange for the fee being unbundled, car rental companies agreed to pay $24 million into a fund to support the quasi-public California Trade and Tourism Commission, which promotes tourism in California. This contribution allowed the state to reduce its allocation for the agency to $1 million from $7.7million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe legislation appeared to have no downside for consumers, but USD’s Center for Public Interest Law alleges that seven rental companies have used the opportunity to add a 2.5percent surcharge to rental fees. These funds pay the $24 million contribution to the tourism agency. And that’s not the end of it, the lawsuit states: The rental car companies are tacking the 9 percent airport concession fee onto customer bills, but they haven’t reduced their base rate by the same amount. Such seemingly coordinated activity indicates price-fixing and other anti-competitive behavior, and costs customers millions of dollars, said Robert Fellmeth, executive director of the public interest center. The suit seeks a halt to the alleged violations, restitution for overcharges, treble damages and attorneys’ fees. Lisa Martini, a spokeswoman for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, said her company had not closely reviewed the complaint. last_img read more

Parade float pulls attention to gift of life

first_img But Patti didn’t know what he wanted to donate. She had to make that decision when she was approached by an organ-donation worker after he was declared brain dead. “It’s an overwhelming experience,” she said. “You’re already grieving … You’re just very overwhelmed.” Now people can register online on a Web site created by California’s four organ procurement organizations. The registry is at Registration takes that additional burden off the donor’s family of deciding what organs to donate, Rivetti said. “It’s just phenomenal the amount of people that are waiting,” she said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Butterflies, birds, a caterpillar and flowers cascade from the trunk of a fallen tree in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses float “Life Transformed” – aimed at inspiring people to donate organs, tissues and blood. Among those who just did that was Patti Rivetti’s husband, Dennis, whose heart, liver, kidneys and left cornea went to five people after his unexpected death two years ago of a brain aneurysm. “He loved helping people. He loved life,” Patti Rivetti said of her husband’s decision, long before he was stricken at age 48, to become an organ donor. Rivetti, program manager for the Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council’s Homeless Solutions Access Center and mother of two teenage sons, was among nearly 1,000 relatives of organ donors who volunteered last week to decorate the third annual Donate Life float. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Rivetti, who ended up blowing rice powder and gluing crushed red straw onto a sister float for Kodak, became active after her husband’s death with the organization OneLegacy, the nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement agency serving Southern California. Rivetti has become one of the organization’s volunteer ambassadors, explaining how people can become brain donors. At a Bakersfield hospital, she made a presentation along with the man who got her husband’s heart. Meeting her husband’s heart recipient, a lifelong heart disease sufferer, before the presentation was a beautiful experience, she said. She finds comfort “knowing that when someone passes that a part of them is left behind here.” The need for people to designate themselves as organ donors is great: Nearly 90,000 Americans are waiting for organs. Especially needed, Rivetti said, are registrations by African-Americans and Latinos. Dennis Rivetti had been an aerospace worker and later a producer for Antelope Valley radio stations. His driver’s license bore a pink dot designating him as an organ donor. last_img read more

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