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first_img Giannelli Imbula Porto have slapped an £18.5m price tag on Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton target Giannelli Imbula.The 23-year-old only arrived from Marseille in the summer but he has failed to settle in Portugal and could be on his way once again when the window opens.However, despite his stack falling following just nine league appearances for his new club, Porto will not sell him unless they can make a profit.They shelled out £14.75m to sign him in July, when he penned a five-year deal – and now they hope to make around £4m from selling him on.Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton were all in the race to sign him during the summer and reports in Portugal have suggested that all three are still keen on him.However, it is currently AC Milan leading the chase, although they are not happy about his high asking price. 1last_img read more

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first_img  PICTURE SPECIAL: FROM A GLORIOUS DAY OF SCHOOLS ATHLETICS AT FINN VALLEY AC: was last modified: May 29th, 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:Arlene Crossancounty primary schools finalsdonegalFinn Valley ACFrank McGlynn Arlene Crossan and Frank McGlynn at the athletics finalsHERE’S more pictures from the County Donegal Primary Schools Athletics Finals held in Finn Valley AC centre yesterday.Well done to all who took part. last_img read more

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first_imgTHERE has been widespread praise for the Donegal man who has led TG4 for the past 17 years after he announced he is stepping down from the position.Gaoth Dobhair man Pól Ó Gallchóir will leave his post at the end of September, the broadcaster has announced. He has been in the role since April 2000, when he succeeded the channel’s first head, Cathal Goan.Mr Ó Gallchóir thanked the board and staff of TG4 and said it had achieved recognition as a channel that provided an alternative viewpoint, or súil eile. The position of director-general or ardstiúrthóir will be advertised shortly, with the process overseen by TG4 chairwoman Siún Ní Raghallaigh.Ms Ní Raghallaigh praised Mr Ó Gallchóir, who joined TG4 from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, for his dedication to Irish language broadcasting and his “huge contribution” to the service.The change in leadership comes ahead of TG4’s 20th anniversary, which it celebrates on Halloween.The public service broadcaster had its funding cut by €500,000 in 2015 and also endured ongoing pressure on its commercial income, which Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said last month had left it with an “exceptionally challenging” budget. Mr Naughten told an Oireachtas committee that this had affected its ability to deliver on its commitments for 2015, and an additional €300,000 in funding was provided in 2016 to “to allow it to compete by producing more home-produced content to help distinguish itself from international channels”.In 2015, TG4 broadcast an average of 4.8 hours of new original Irish language content output per day. Total Irish language broadcast hours arrived at 5,021, or some 57 per cent of the total broadcast hours on the channel.PRAISE FOR DONEGAL MAN WHO LED TG4 FOR 17 YEARS was last modified: July 12th, 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:Pól Ó Gallchóirlast_img read more

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first_imgThe chopper comes back for another load of stone to be delivered on Sliabh Liag.An ambitious plan to safeguard and strengthen pathways on one of Donegal’s best-known tourist attractions lifted off yesterday.The plan will see more than 500 tonnes of rock delivered on pathways across Sliabh Liag – by helicopter.Hundreds of huge bags of stone were placed nearby and are being collected by helicopter to be delivered at pathways across the famous cliffs. Donegal County Council has insisted the repair and upgrade work will not interfere with tourists in the area.The chopper begins to take loads of stone up to the cliff pathways.Many tourists gathered at the cliffs yesterday to see the reapir work commence.Local TD Thomas Pringle had appealed to the council to defer the work from this week and put it back to September.However, the council said the work which takes place throughout the week, was weather dependent. Ironically the helicopter due to deliver the stone did not arrive until lunch-time yesterday – reportedly hampered by the weather conditions.The work is being carried out by Metro Building on behalf of Donegal County Council and Bord Failte.   CONTROVERSIAL PLAN TO UPGRADE TOP DONEGAL TOURIST ATTRACTION TAKES OFF was last modified: August 19th, 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:donegalhelicopterrockssliabh liagTD Thomas Pringlelast_img read more

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first_imgSister Sara’s continues to produce the goods every weekend, it’s innovative and active management have steadily provided top class entertainment that caters for all ages since taking over the popular venue a few months ago.That has resulted in Sister Sara’s being packed every weekend over the last few months, but management won’t rest on it’s laurels and they’ve produced another great line-up of entertainment.Ray Montana is in the live lounge on Friday night, while resident DJ will have you toe tapping to all your favourites on Saturday night. Between those two gigs, they’ll be live Premiership action on the large screens all weekend.Enjoy the matches and avail of the outstanding drink promotions on offer all weekend.So make sure you start your weekend at Letterkenny super-pub Sister Sara’s.SUPERB LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT AT LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S was last modified: October 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

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first_imgA man has been charged with sexual assault at an undisclosed location in Co Donegal.Letterkenny Court.The man, who is in his 70s, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. He cannot be named for legal reasons.The man has been put forward to appear at the present sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.MAN SENT FORWARD FOR TRIAL ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE was last modified: February 9th, 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)last_img read more

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first_imgSANTA CLARA — Running back Jerick McKinnon experienced another setback with his reconstructed right knee and his 49ers future is up in the air, general manager John Lynch said Wednesday on KNBR 680-AM.If McKinnon’s comeback is stalled again, the 49ers could put him on injured reserve, as was the case a year ago when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament eight days before the season opener. For him to be eligible to return as a short-term, injured reserve candidate, he’d first have to make …last_img

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished up on Friday. We ended up with our third best bean year ever. We finished in 36 days. There was one year we went 28 straight days and the following year we went 29 out of 31. We had more delays than that this year, but despite that, given our increased acres, we knocked out some pretty good days in there in terms of acres per day.Corn was kind of as expected. There were a lot of ups and downs and we ended up probably 20 or 25 bushels below trend line yields on the corn. I think we had a high of 187 and a low in the 115-range. It all ended up in the 150-bushel range.It was one of those years where the best yields were in the earliest planted fields and on ground that had been beans for two years before corn. That also contributed to the fields being drier and getting in earlier. On the poorer farms it was just about the heavy rains. Yield maps were the opposite of what they usually are.  There was nothing in the good black dirt and there was 240-bushel corn on the high ground. I think it is all pretty much water damage that hurt the yields. Those zeros are hard to average out.Things were dry for harvest. We did not run the dryer hardly at all. Both the beans and corn were exceptionally dusty. Now we are doing a little tillage work and trying to rein everyone in so we don’t do any recreational tillage.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON (DTN) — While Friday’s announcement from China that it would suspend additional tariffs on U.S. pork is a good sign, China should remove the 60% punitive tariff it has placed on U.S. pork to ease its own rising pork prices and move along trade talks with the United States, National Pork Producers Council officials said.If the Chinese government would do this, “It would help their citizens,” who are experiencing rising pork prices due to African swine fever, NPPC President David Herring, a Lillington, North Carolina producer, said at a briefing for reporters Thursday following an NPPC fly-in to Washington.Early Friday, China announced it will suspend “additional tariffs” on pork, soybeans and other farm goods, Xinhua News Agency reported. Yet it is unclear exactly what level of tariffs Chinese officials committed to suspend, and the Associated Press reported phone calls to Chinese government agencies were not answered Friday because of a national holiday.“If media reports are accurate, this is a most welcome development,” Herring said in a statement Friday.Tariffs on U.S. pork increased another 10% on Sept. 1, making the retaliatory tariff 60%, tacked on to a traditional 12% duty already in place. That puts the full Chinese tariff on U.S. pork now at 72%. The inability of U.S. producers to export to China is costing pork producers $8 per animal sold, according to Dermot Hayes, an economist at Iowa State University.With China forced to kill pigs to stop the spread of African swine fever and Chinese production down 50%, U.S. producers should benefit, but the tariffs make U.S. pork too expensive to import, said Nick Giordano, NPPC vice president and counsel for global government affairs.U.S. pork producers are benefiting from rising world pork prices due to lower Chinese production, but the benefits would be so much greater if the U.S. industry could export to China, he said.“Our sector is one of those most impacted by the trade disputes,” Giordano said.Removing the tariff on U.S. pork, “Would be viewed favorably by our industry but, more importantly, by the U.S. government,” Giordano said.Instead of exporting higher volumes in a period of Chinese shortages, American producers are watching their competitors in other countries make those sales, he added. Most U.S. competitors only pay a 12% duty selling into China.China bought 237,800 metric tons of U.S. pork and variety meats from January through July of this year, according to USDA data, a 51% increase from low 2018 sales to China. In terms of volume, China is the second-largest market behind Mexico. Japan remains the top market for U.S. pork in terms of dollar value, while China is third behind Mexico.Data published by the European Commission on the EU’s pork exports show that, during the first half of 2019, EU exports to China grew by 42% compared to the same period in 2019, going from 680,686 metric tons in 2018 to 965,768 metric tons in 2019, according to the swine industry website www.pig333.com.Asked whether the fact that the Chinese tariffs are in retaliation for U.S. tariffs means that President Donald Trump should reduce American tariffs to encourage the Chinese to reduce theirs, Giordano said, “We don’t always talk publicly about our discussions with the administration. The administration understands that this has taken quite a toll on the industry.”The trade aid package has been welcome but has not made up for producers’ losses, the officials said.Jen Sorenson, an Iowa producer who is a vice president of the council, said that the trade aid has been “positive” because people who have not been able to afford pork now have it.The officials also called for approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade, and Giordano said he believes Congress will vote on it.DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton contributed to this report.Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at jhagstrom@njdc.comFollow him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CC/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more