Klopp backs Liverpool for Premier League miracle

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool have not given up hope of winning the Premier League © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 11 – Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s astonishing European fightback proves his side will not give up hope of winning the Premier League until Manchester City have the trophy in their hands on Sunday.Klopp’s team staged arguably the greatest comeback in Champions League history on Tuesday when they thrashed Barcelona 4-0 to overturn a 3-0 semi-final first-leg deficit. With an all-English Champions League final against Tottenham set for June 1, Liverpool can pour all their energy into one last push to win their first English title since 1990.The Reds are one point behind leaders Manchester City heading into their final game of the season against Wolves at Anfield.Liverpool mounted an astonishing comeback against Barcelona to reach the Champions League final © AFP/File / Paul ELLISCity will retain the title if they win at Brighton but a draw or loss for Pep Guardiola’s men would open the door for Liverpool to be crowned champions if they defeat Wolves.Given Brighton’s lowly position, the odds are firmly on a City coronation, but Liverpool boss Klopp says this week’s astonishing Champions League drama showed anything can happen when the pressure mounts.Not only did Liverpool author a fightback for the ages, but Tottenham scored three times in their semi-final against Ajax to go through on away goals after trailing 3-0 on aggregate with just 35 minutes left.“It’s been a week of big football moments. But from our point of view it could be a big football moment on the weekend — the week is not over yet,” Klopp said.“I think at the start of the week most people expected me to be sitting here and saying ‘OK, after not being in the Champions League final, it’s difficult to be champions’. Well now we are in the final and it is still difficult.Liverpool are chasing their first English top-flight title since 1990 © AFP/File / GEOFF CADDICK“We are not used to moments of glory but we win from time to time. Focus is not a problem. The only thing we can do is win this game.”In virtually any other season, Liverpool, who have 94 points and have lost only once in the league, would have been champions by now.Having secured successive Champions League final appearances, the sting of failure will not be quite so sharp if Liverpool do not get a helping hand from Brighton this weekend.But do not tell that to Klopp and his players.Reflecting the togetherness and desire fuelling their remarkable season, Klopp revealed Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson will all play through the pain barrier against Wolves.– ‘It’s only pain’ –Salah missed the Barcelona game with a concussion, while Henderson (knee) and Robertson (calf) both suffered injuries in that match.“The famous three words of this week in the dressing room is ‘It’s only pain’. Very important for all the young lads to learn,” Klopp said.Liverpool fans will be glued to their phones for updates from Brighton as the drama unfolds on Sunday, but Klopp just wants his team to focus on Wolves.“Maybe our supporters shouldn’t celebrate the result before it’s 3-0 for Brighton and 87 or 88 minutes played, all the rest is only information, nothing else,” Klopp said.The manager is still waiting for the first trophy of his four-year Liverpool reign, but that pales into comparison with his club’s nearly three-decade title drought.When Liverpool last won the league, it was their 10th title in 15 years — a period of dominance that came to an unexpected end when Kenny Dalglish resigned as manager in February 1991.In the barren years since then, Liverpool have finished second four times, most famously falling just short when Steven Gerrard’s slip in a defeat against Chelsea allowed City to sneak past them in 2014.While Liverpool have a special relationship with the European Cup, which they have won five times, this is a club raised on legendary boss Bill Shankly’s demand that “the league is our bread and butter, that’s the one I want”.Winning their 19th title would spark delirous celebrations across Merseyside and, after what he has witnessed this week, Klopp senses one last miracle could be on the cards.“Both teams have to win their games. That’s not sure (to happen) in the moment, so we have to focus on that,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL GETS ITS FIRST WHISKEY IN 170 YEARS AS SLIABH LIAG DISTILLERY TO OPEN

first_imgDONEGAL is getting its first distillery since the 1850s – and the first whiskey will be launched tonight close to Sliabh Liag from where it takes its name.Sliabh Liag Distillery is a new Irish whiskey company driven by two returning Donegal emigrants.James Doherty and Margaret Cunningham separately returned from the diaspora and in 2015 joined forces to reclaim the lost distilling heritage of Donegal. They are going to build the first distillery in Donegal for more than 170 years on the landward slopes of the majestic Sliabh Liag sea cliffs.All the brands from the distillery will be inspired by local lore and legend, very much rooted in the Donegal Gaeltacht, and tonight in John the Miner’s bar in Carrick they will be introducing their first brand: The Silkie, blended Irish whiskey.The Silkie seals (sometimes Selkies) of Donegal were legendary shape-shifters who could transform to beautiful sea-maidens with long dark hair, deep soulful brown eyes and enchanting voices that would beguile almost any man.Inspired by these legends the team sourced an Irish whiskey that is rich in character, yet fresh, with exceptional smoothness and a rounded elegance and now are now proud to be bringing The Silkie to market. “It is really important to us that everything we do reflects where we come form and is rooted in the stories of the Donegal Gaeltacht. We want to be considered modern Seanachaí, custodians of the traditions of the area, and writing a new and dynamic history” says Cunningham.“I have always loved the rich folk tales of the area, and believe that the legends of the Silkie seals would allow us to design a confident modern approach to Irish whiskey, and I think we have achieved that with The Silkie” says Doherty who continued “while we are keen to succeed in Ireland and Donegal in particular, we see the major opportunity in overseas markets and will be using our existing contacts to establish The Silkie ahead of our other brands”Presented in an elegant bottle with labelling that reflects the rich colours of the wild Atlantic around Donegal, it is sealed with a classic cork stopper and carries the signature of Cunningham in her native Irish; a confident reflection of the Gaeltacht in 2016.The Silkie blended Irish whiskey, has an ABV of 40% and a suggested retail price of Euro 34.99 for a 70 cl bottle.If you’re in to whiskey, here’s some Tasting Notes:Colour : Straw gold, hints of amberNose: Fresh and malty, brisk like green apples, opens to be more honeyed with a gentle butterynessTaste: Honey to the fore, bright, hints of orange zest, digestive biscuits, brioche, butterscotch and stem gingerFinish The finish is warming, elegant and gently melts away. DONEGAL GETS ITS FIRST WHISKEY IN 170 YEARS AS SLIABH LIAG DISTILLERY TO OPEN was last modified: January 28th, 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:CarrickdonegalOPENSliabh Liag Distillerywhiskeylast_img read more

LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL CLUBS COMPETE AT DERRY U-12 BLITZ

first_imgGirls from the St Eunan’s and Buncrana U-12 squadsTHE Steelstown Brian Ogs GAA club in Derry hosted a very successful U-12 girls blitz on Sunday to finish off a great season with two Donegal teams taking part.The hosts fielded two teams – as Steelstown and Brian Ogs – and played a number of games against clubs visiting from St Eunan’s GAA club Letterkenny, Buncrana GAA club and Claudy GAA club.The Derry City club were once again superb hosts throughout the day and girls from each time competed well with some excellent performances throughout all the teams. Hosts Brian Ogs with the Eunan’s teamsLADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL CLUBS COMPETE AT DERRY U-12 BLITZ was last modified: October 20th, 2013 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:buncranaLADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL CLUBS COMPETE AT DERRY U-12 BLITZSt Eunanslast_img read more

MAN JAILED FOR STEALING CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS FROM DONEGAL GARAGE

first_imgA man who stole €880 worth of credit card receipts from a cash register at a Co Donegal service station has been jailed for three months.Kernan’s Eurospar in NewtowncunninghamGerard McDonagh was at large after escaping from Castlerea Prison when he committed the crime on June 20th last. McDonagh, 32, of no fixed abode, entered Kernan’s EuroSpar Service and Diner in  Newtowncunningham and reached over a counter and grabbed the receipts.He was later arrested by Gardai who viewed CCTV footage of the incident.Letterkenny District Court heard today how McDonagh had been sleeping rough after escaping from Castlerea Prison.Solicitor Paudge Dorrian said the receipts were useless to his client.However Garda Inspector David Kelly said the issue was that credit card numbers were still contained on the receipts.The court heard that McDonagh, of no fixed abode, had precious convictions for road traffic offences.He was due to be released from prison by now but had another sentence added to his term for escaping prison and was now due for release on December 10th.Judge Paul Kelly sentenced McDonagh to three months in prison to start from that date (Dec 10th) after finding him guilty under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice and Fraud Act.MAN JAILED FOR STEALING CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS FROM DONEGAL GARAGE was last modified: June 28th, 2013 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:GardaiGerard McDonaghkernans eurosparmanorcunninghamlast_img read more

McHUGH WELCOMES MULTI-BILLION EURO WINDFALL FOR FARMERS

first_imgDeputy Joe McHughDONEGAL Deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed a multi-billion euro in payments to farmers.Minister Simon Coveney announced tonight €12.5 Billion in support for the Agricultural sector, sanctioned through the Irish Government and the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Pillar II Funding programme “I welcome today’s announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Simon Coveney, T.D., that €12.5Billion of funds will be sanctioned through the Irish Government and the CAP’s Pillar II programme,” said Deputy McHugh. “With approximately 85% of produce from Irish farms being exported, it was imperative that our allocation was in line with these requirements in order to maintain and sustain our farming sector.“Over the Christmas period, I was in regular contact with both large and small farmers, and in particular the suckler and beef famers, who are experiencing serious challenges at the moment and need considerable encouragement and support over the coming months. But one thing that all farmers have in common across the sector is a clear and consistent message – distribute the money to farmers and they will spend it!“I have been working closely with Minister Coveney over the past year to ensure a fair distribution of funds are sanctioned for Pillar II and I am grateful to the Minister for all the hard work that has been involved in securing this funding.“I particularly welcome the focus on encouraging young farmers to participate in the agriculture sector, as per the following provisions: the full 2% of the national ceiling will be allocated to young farmers, providing for a 25% ‘top-up’ on direct payments on up to 50 hectares for farmers under 40 years of age (worth more than €16,000 over the period where payment is made on the maximum area for the full five years of the scheme); educational criteria will ensure payments are made to genuine young farmers; young farmers will be prioritised in the allocation of payment entitlements from the national reserve. “The funding includes €1.9 billion in national funding and €2.2 billion of EU funding, including €8.5 billion in EU money, which will be distributed in direct payments to farmers, and also includes around €4 billion allotted for the Rural Development Programme until 2020.” McHUGH WELCOMES MULTI-BILLION EURO WINDFALL FOR FARMERS was last modified: January 14th, 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:agriculturebillions of euroJoe McHughwindfalllast_img read more

MCBREARTY – “CANDIDATES RECENT SHOW OF CONCERN OVER POLICING ‘OPPORTUNISTIC’

first_imgIndependent Councillor for the Stranorlar Electoral Area Cllr Frank McBrearty, has today criticised recent remarks made by some election candidates concerning justice and policing as both ‘strategic and opportunistic’. The Independent Councillor made the comments after it emerged that a number of election candidates have, this week, publicly voiced concern over the current crisis in both An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice.This comes in the wake of the publication of the Guerin Report, as well as the resignation of former Justice Minister, Alan Shatter. McBrearty told Donegal Daily, “It’s ironic, what with elections only around the corner, that some election candidates now feel the need to come out publicly about the apparent concerns they have with regards to the current situation which exists among Gardaí and the justice system in this country.“I can’t understand where they were up until this point!“The fact that they have decided to come out now and highlight the issues within our justice system yet have – up until this point – been deafly silent over these issues, only highlights the strategic and opportunistic nature with which these comments were made.Referring to his own struggle against Garda corruption and injustice, Cllr McBrearty said that as far as matters pertaining to malpractice and shortcomings within the Irish justice system were concerned, no one has been as outspoken and unyielding in their pursuit of calling for the immediate overhauling of justice in the state than himself. He continued by saying that now, with elections only days away, the fact that election candidates suddenly feel compelled to highlight this issue is simply self-serving and deeply insensitive to those whom –like he and his family –have personally suffered as a result of these failures within the justice system.“I’ve been calling for radical reforms within the justice system in Ireland for years, everyone knows this. My family and I, as well as numerous other people in this country, have profoundly suffered as a result of thesesystemic failures and deficiencies – that is wrong.“What’s also wrong is that now, coming up to election time, certain candidates have chosen to monopolies on these various scandals and miscarriages of justice, in which decent people have been implicated, simply for their own political gain – have these people no moral compass?Councillor McBrearty went on to say that the findings of the Guerin Report, which was published last week, has further highlighted the many inadequacies which currently exist within the Irish justice system.The Councillor also said that the rights of every Irish citizen must now be protected and that these rights must be central to any reforms which are carried out. McBrearty concluded, “The current Justice system is clearly broken and this is evident from the multitude of scandals which have been exposed dating back to the 1970s.“After the conclusion of the Morris tribunal in 2008 we were promised radical reforms – nearly five years later, these reforms have still to happen.“We as a nation need to be reassured that the radical reforms needed are implemented, this is to ensure that the scales of Justice are once again evenly balanced, and that all rights of Irish people are protected under a new and modern Justice system.MCBREARTY – “CANDIDATES RECENT SHOW OF CONCERN OVER POLICING ‘OPPORTUNISTIC’ was last modified: May 15th, 2014 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:Election 2014:Frank McBreartynewsPoliticslast_img read more

Laser defense tests quite encouraging

first_imgEDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – After a year of ground tests, a laser weapon is approaching performance levels capable of destroying an enemy missile in flight, defense officials said. If the military can get the weapon to work well enough for service, it will be installed into a highly modified Boeing 747-400 freighter. The laser would then be tested against actual missiles. “Our goal is shoot down a boosting ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean in late 2008,” said Air Force Col. John Daniels, program director. “The missile will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base into the Pacific Test Range, where we will engage it.” The Missile Defense Agency’s Airborne Laser program is testing its chemical oxygen iodine laser at a laboratory at Edwards. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The goal, which we hope to achieve by the end of 2005, is to consistently reach long-duration, full-power firing,” Daniels said. “I can’t give you exact figures, but it will be sufficient to destroy a missile from hundreds of miles away.” Program officials envision future Airborne Laser aircraft patrolling in pairs at more than 40,000 feet and inside friendly territory, scanning the horizon for missiles. When a missile is detected, a set of lasers will track and illuminate it, and computers will measure the distance and calculate its course and direction. A second high-energy laser, fired in a three- to five-second burst through the nose turret mounted on the 747, will destroy the missile. The laser is comprised of six modules, each weighing 4,500 pounds and about the size of a sport utility vehicle turned on its end. The beam will heat an area about the diameter of a basketball on the missile’s relatively fragile fuel-tank casing. The laser will weaken metal already under high pressure from the ignited rocket fuel. The aircraft that will carry the test laser completed a series of flight tests at Edwards in July and is now in Wichita, Kan., undergoing modifications to its aft section to prepare it for the installation. The beginning of the laser installation is more than a year away, since the modules have to be dismantled and removed from the laboratory at Edwards. The illuminator lasers also are being installed in Wichita. Those lasers will be tested on the ground and in the air before the aircraft returns to Edwards, Daniels said. “In 2008 we will be flight testing the entire weapon system,” Daniels said. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want 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

WELCOME NEWS AS HOUSE PRICES SET TO RISE ACROSS DONEGAL THIS YEAR

first_imgHouse prices across Donegal are set to rise this year.House prices will rise across Donegal this year.A survey conducted by the Irish Independent based on current sales, suggests the market here has bottomed out and is beginning to rise.Auctioneers in the county say that house prices in certain parts could rise by as much as 10% this year. With little new builds, local auctioneers are suggesting the current housing stock will definitely go up in value.Cormac Meehan, who is based in Bundoran, reports that the majority of transactions in his market are for houses that will be used as holiday homes, whether or not they are designated as suchThe county’s most common property type however is now the three bed semi.“It has been a year of consolidation in terms of activity,” he says. “Certainly the volume of sales has increased, and there is more activity across the board, but we have seen no real increase in prices.DonegalHouse Types 2014                     2015                     20163-bed semi in town, €75,000 €77,500 €81,5004-bed semi in town, €110,000 €115,000 €120,500 4-bed detached, €125,000 €132,500 €139,0005-bed detached, €165,000 €175,000 €184,0003-bed bungalow in town, €110,000 €110,000 €115,5003-bed bungalow outside town, €160,000 €170,000 €178,500 “Detached 2,000+ sq ft”, €250,000 €295,000 €310,000Holiday home, no market €170,000 €112,5001-bed apartment, €25,000 €25,000 €26,5002-bed apartment, €35,000 €40,000 €42,0003-bed terrace, €65,000 €65,000 €68,5002-bed cottage, €50,000 €47,500 €50,000“The market is starting to recover, and there is a little bit of confidence out there. Our viewings are way up, and there is a bit of stability in country areas, both of which are heartening.“However, the consumer is still of the mindset that there will be more distressed property coming on the market in the year ahead, and is holding out for a bargain.”With the increase in the value of sterling, Meehan notes that the purchasing power of those resident in Northern Ireland is more apparent, although there is no real impact on prices.“It used to be that the key words that I put on to our website that generated the most hits would be words and phrases such as ‘surfing capital of Ireland’ or ‘near an excellent golf course’.“These days it’s all about price, and we have analysed that the key number is €150,000. Buyers search for properties under that magic figure.“You can have the best of properties priced at €300,000 and €350,000 and they get very few hits.“The vendors of the better properties have stayed out of it, because they’re not convinced that they’ll get a decent price.”In Letterkenny, Joe Reynolds of Property Partners Paul Reynolds, says that last year started quiet and got busier as the year went on. He believes that the market has finally reached the bottom.“There is very little new building,” he says, “and the stock is just not out there. That means that prices will have to go up. It won’t be as fast or as much as in Dublin, but I reckon that in Letterkenny prices will rise by about 10pc over the next year.”WELCOME NEWS AS HOUSE PRICES SET TO RISE ACROSS DONEGAL THIS YEAR was last modified: January 25th, 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:bundorandonegalfor saleHOUSE PRICESletterkennylast_img read more

Science of the Ten Commandments

first_img(Visited 111 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Thinking about the Ten Commandments reduces cheating, even for atheists.In his weekly TV program on Fox News, John Stossel interviewed Dan Ariely, psychology professor at Duke University.  An iconoclastic reporter, libertarian and evolutionist, Stossel seems happiest when dismantling myths and showing that reality is often opposite what we believe or have heard.  He seemed speechless, though, when Ariely brought up the Ten Commandments.Stossel was expressing the idea that everybody cheats.  Ariely, a mythbuster himself, and not an obvious fan of the Decalogue, recalled an experiment  he ran in which students reduced their cheating when asked to think about the Ten Commandments – even if they could not list them and didn’t believe the Bible.  On his blog post July 1, he explained, “We once ran a study on cheating where we asked students to try to recall the Ten Commandments before an exam, and found that this moral reminder deterred them from cheating.” (For more detail on the experiment, see his May 26 article on the Wall Street Journal.)His blog post continued by citing an MBA professor, so upset with rampant cheating, that he asked his students to sign an honor pledge that listed the Ten Commandments and warned them if that if they violated it they would “be sorry for the rest of [their] life and go to Hell.”  Needless to say, complaints and controversy ensued at that school, but Ariely ended with some wit:Still, though I don’t doubt its effectiveness, the question remains whether we want to invoke such stringent punishments (stringent for those who believe, that is) on an MBA exam. Judging from the reactions in this case, I’m guessing that for most people, the answer is “no.” But it also makes me wonder about the people who didn’t want to sign this pledge….Stossel and Ariely must also be wondering what is it about the human psyche and the Ten Commandments that produces this kind of reaction in students but not apes.Well, no wonder.  People have a conscience.Exercise: Run an experiment in which students are warned before an exam to ponder the Fifteen Evolutionary Gems (hear podcast on ID the Future).last_img read more

Survey: How Kids 12 & Under Use Web Technology

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#Trends#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Yesterday we posted a video from the Teens in Tech conference, looking at how teens perceive technology. Today we’re co-launching a survey which aims to find out how children 12 years and younger use Web technology. We’ve partnered with Boston research firm Latitude, which developed the survey tool and will help us analyze the data. The survey will be open for 2 weeks, after which ReadWriteWeb and Latitude will list and analyze the results.If you’re the parent of a child 12 and under, then we invite you to participate in the survey by clicking here. The study is open to all children aged 12 and under.It’s important to note that you DO NOT need to reveal the identity of your child. We’re super conscious of the privacy issues regarding children on the Web, so you may enter a nickname into the survey instead of your child’s real name.In a nutshell, here’s how the survey works. With you (the parent) always at the controls, the survey will ask your child to draw his or her response to a question. There is a special tool for you to upload the resulting drawing, in JPEG format. The survey will then gather some general information about the child’s computer use, which should only take 5-10 minutes.As explained in a background post by Latitude’s Kim Gaskins, the survey aims to discover how children use and understand Web technology, the environmental factors that contribute to these understandings, and the extent to which children can think “innovatively” about web technology. The study also intends to deduce real-world applications from the drawings that the kids create.Click here to begin the survey process.Latitude is a research-driven consultancy for technology and media companies. It works with clients to discover and develop opportunities for next-generation content, software, and communications technologies through a combination of Web-based applications and innovative research methods. Visit life-connected.com for other Latitude studies, or email ischulte@latd.com to learn more about working with Latitude. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more