Theo Walcott says Arsenal have ‘no excuse’ not to mount title challenge next season

first_imgArsenal striker Theo Walcott says the Gunners will have “no excuse” if they do not mount a serious title challenge next year.Arsenal all but secured third place in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday when they drew 1-1 at Manchester United, with Walcott’s impact from the bench instrumental in the Gunners’ late equaliser.Arsene Wenger’s side have endured the preliminary stages of the Champions League for three of the last four years, and Walcott believes they are punching below their weight after failing to properly challenge champions Chelsea this season.“Third place is a step forward from where we finished last year, but we want to – and need to – be pushing on now and trying to challenge for the title,” said Walcott.“There was an opportunity in the season when we were getting close to Chelsea and people were talking about us competing but I sensed throughout the dressing room that we were never quite up there.”Before Arsenal’s defeat at home to Swansea last Monday they had assembled an unbeaten league record stretching back to early February, and Walcott believes their strength in depth bodes well for next season.“Looking at the squad, the manager has an absolute headache to try and pick his best team and we want that going into next season,” said the England forward.“We are looking very strong and you never know, he might add a few extra players but we need to be pushing for the Premier League now. There is no excuse.” Theo Walcott 1last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is inviting businesses across the county to enter the Donegal Business Awards, 2016.Firmly established as one of Donegal’s most prestigious business accolades, the awards recognise and honour innovation and entrepreneurial flair within the county. The competition is open to every business, operating in any sector, which is based in Donegal and employs less than 50 full time staff.Application forms and competition guidelines can be downloaded at and the closing date for entries is Wednesday 10th February 2016. The Donegal Business Awards are now open for entry. Pictured are one of last year’s finalists, Rick LeVert and Libby Carton of Kinnegar Brewing, who went on to represent Donegal at the 18th National Enterprise Awards. Application forms can be downloaded at and the closing date for entries is Wednesday 10th February 2016.Now in their 20th year, the Donegal Business Awards celebrate Donegal’s best and brightest in business. The awards are presented in a number of categories, with the winner of overall ‘Donegal Business of the Year’ receiving a prize of €2,500.The winners of ‘Best Start-Up’ (18 months or less), ‘Best New Business Idea’ and ‘Best Established Business’ (over 18 months), will each receive a prize of €1,500. While on the day, one of the finalists will be named as the chosen business to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards’ Final.Encouraging businesses to enter the awards, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at the LEO, said: “This is the 20th year of the Donegal Business Awards and we’re delighted to have built such a strong platform to allow businesses in Donegal showcase the excellent work they are doing. These awards are about recognising the wealth of talent that exists in this county and, year-on-year our shortlisted finalists are evidence of the exemplary quality of entrepreneurship and hard work happening throughout Donegal. I’d like to wish all of the entrants the very best of luck and I look forward to the awards event in March”.The Donegal Business Awards are celebrating their 20th year in 2016. Pictured are last year’s winners, left to right, Gina Witherow, Donegal English Language School (winner of ‘Established Business of the Year’), Sean Coll and Helen Haworth, Portsalon Luxury Camping, (winners of ‘Best Start-Up’), Rick LeVert, Kinnegar Brewing (winner of ‘Best Design’) and Maria Sweeney, Safe Tech, (winner of ‘Overall Business of the Year 2015’).The winners of the Donegal Business Awards will be announced at a business lunch on Friday, 11th March, 2016 in The Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey. This event will mark the culmination of Donegal Business Week, which runs from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th March, 2016. For more information on the LEO and the Donegal Business Awards, visit or contact Ursula DonnellyDONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY was last modified: January 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLEOLocal Enterprise Awardslast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal businessman who had no NCT on his vehicle has been fined at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Neil Blaney, 57, with an address at Milford Inn Hotel, Loughakey, Milford was pulled over by Gardaí on the 19th of November 2014.Garda Vincent Muldoon told the court, “I observed a motorist who I believed was on his mobile phone when driving – and pulled the vehicle over in November of last year. “I found that the NCT on the vehicle had expired in January 2014.“No NCT documentation was produced – but the insurance was in order.“The defendant, Mr Neil Blaney has no previous convictions.”The court was told that Mr Blaney was going through an extremely difficult time due to the collapse of his business – and that it had simply been overlooked by the defendant.Judge Paul Kelly fined the defendant €200 and gave him five months to pay it.FORMER OWNER OF MILFORD INN HOTEL FINED FOR HAVING NO NCT ON VEHICLE was last modified: December 22nd, 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:courtsfinedMilford Inn HotelNCTNeil Blaneynewsvehiclelast_img read more


first_imgChuaigh slua mór páistí (41) is túismitheoirí as Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin ar an turas fada go Machaire Fíolta Doire le glacadh pairt i mblitz iománaíocht lán gaelach.Blitz oscailte do foirne as Cuige Uladh atá gaeilge acu a bhí ann agus bhí thart fá 15 foirne ann. Seo é an chéad uair a bhí a leithéid ann.Thug muid linn páistí as rang a 3-6 atá ag imirt leis an dhá club sa cheantar Naomh Adhmhnáin agus Gaeil Leitir Ceannain. Bhí 6 foireann againn agus d’éirigh go geal leo uilig, chuaigh foireann uimhir 1 fríd go dtí an cluiche leath cheannais , ach theip orainn i néadan foireann as Gaoth Dobhair. Ba iad Gaoth Dobhair an buaiteoirí ar an lá. Bhain achan dhuine an thaithneamh as an lá. Go raibh maith agaibh as na tuismitheoirí a tháinig agus a thacú linn, agus le Múinteoir Maire Ó Baoill as an cuidiú ar an lá.Eunan Ó Domhnaill ( Naomh Adhmhnáin) Tomás Ó Muireadhaigh ( Gaeil Leitir Ceannain).A large contingent of children and parents from the gaelscoil went to Magherafelt to take part in an Ulster Hurling blitz through the medium of Irish. There were about 15 different clubs there on the day, children from 3rd to 6th class who play with the two GAA clubs in town, St Eunans and Letterkenny Gaels, made up the 6 teams we took with us. All teams did very well with the first team making it through to the semi finals, where they lost by 2 scores against a strong Gaoth Dobhair team who ran out winners on the day. Thanks to all the parents who came to support and to Múinteoir Maire Ó Baoill for her help on the day.Eunan O Donnell Tom Murray.  BLITZ IOMÁNAÍOCHT I MACHAIRE FÍOLTA was last modified: March 9th, 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:blitzcamogiegaelscoil ADHAMNÁINHURLINGLetterkenny GaelsSt Eunan’s GAA Club Letterkennylast_img read more

Bukedi win, Ankole draws as FUFA Drum quarter finals take center stage

first_imgBusoga Province midfielder Aucho Khalid (right) taking on Man of the Match Junior Ainemani (left) at the Kakyeka Stadium. (Photo by FUFA Media)FUFA Drum 2018 – 1st LegSaturday, 30-06-2018-Bukedi 1-0 Acholi -Ankole 0-0 Busoga-Bugisu 0-1 West Nile (Abandoned)Saturday witnessed the first three match-ups of the 2018 FUFA Drum quarter finals.On a day when goals were scarce, Bukedi managed a 1-0 win over Acholi in Pallisa.KCCA FC’s versatile midfielder Julius Poloto was the hero on the day as he scored the day’s only goal.The U20 captain showed composure to finish from close range in the 26th minutes of the game to send the home fans into wild celebrations.The visitors (Acholi) launched numerous attacks in the second half but their efforts where fruitless as the home side take a precious 1-0 advantage into the second leg.Bukedi will travel with the margin away to Acholi next weekend for the all important 2nd leg.At Mbale Municipal Stadium the game was abandoned deep into added time.The match produced many eye catching moments and scoring opportunities that went were not taken by either side.During the early stages of the game, the tournament’s leading scorer James Alitho at 8 goals was taken to hospital after colliding with a West Nile defender.West Nile Striker Shaban Muhammad had several attempts despite being denied by Bugisu goalkeeper Ismail Watenga.On 55th minute Bugisu’s Paul Musamali was shown a red card after his second booking for recklessly fouling West Nile’s Ezira Bida.Bugisu’s Musa Malunda had an opportunity to put his team forward when his well connected header from the corner kick flew towards the middle of the goal but was cleared off the line.In the 68th minute West Nile goalkeeper Richard Anyama was injured and gave way to Nisar Kassim who came in to takeover his services.Towards the end of the match, West Nile’s Fred Amaku scored in the 2nd minute of added time but play was halted as fans stormed the pitch and never left, leaving the referee with no option but to abandon the game.The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel will pronounce itself on this matter after receiving the Referee’s report from.At Kakyeka Stadium Ankole Province and Busoga Province played to a barren draw.Despite creating several chances in the match, Ankole failed to break the deadlock.Both sides were too cotiuos on the night in a bid to avoid any mistakes.Ankole defender Ainemani Junior was chosen Man of the Match and received the 100,000 Shs prize money.Both teams will meet again in the 2nd leg next weekend in Jinja.Action continues on Sunday with Buganda hosting Kampala in Mukono at Bishop SS Grounds.Comments Tags: Fufa Drum 2018toplast_img read more

Mora picks up first-ever win against Butte as Corsairs open conference play with a victory

first_imgButte Valley >> Coming in, the Butte College men’s basketball team had never lost to a Justin Mora-led team at College of the Redwoods. Mora and the Corsairs finally found the right ingredients capable of dropping Butte coach Russ Critchfield and the Roadrunners, winning 80-73 on the road in the Golden Valley Conference opener for both teams Saturday afternoon at Cowan Gym. Butte falls to 12-7 and 0-1 in the GVC, while Redwoods (7-9, 1-0 GVC) at least temporary moves a game up on the …last_img read more

Time-Lapse: Video Basics and Inspiration

first_imgThe trick with time-lapse is to not touch your camera. If you were to bump or move your camera in any way it will ruin hours of production. As recommended in the video, a shutter release remote will shoot images without the need for you to touch it. You can buy shutter release remotes for as little as $12 on Amazon. They are easy to use and make your footage look great.Time-Lapse InspirationIf you’re not already inspired to go out and shoot some awesome time-lapse footage check out the videos below. They are great examples of what can be achieved with a little patience…This video was created by Photographer Stian Rekdal, who traveled over 3,500 miles to Iceland to get these amazing shots:If you had a spaceship you might be able to pull off these awesome time-lapse shots edited by Michael König:Stormscapes was shot in the great plains of the United States in the 2013 storm season. It was shot in Wyoming and South Dakota and is now featured on National Geographic:If you have any tips for shooting time-lapse footage or know of any great time-lapse videos, please share in the comments below. Adding time-lapse footage to your project is an easy way to make your videos look incredibly professional.Amazing time-lapse footage isn’t as hard to produce as one might think. In fact, you can get highly professional time-lapse footage from your DSLR camera if you know the basics. In the following video tutorial from Adorama, Corey Rich provides a great primer on the basics of shooting time-lapse.The video covers:Time-lapse theorySetting up your cameraUsing a remote triggerSimple time-lapse techniquesExposure for time lapselast_img read more

Nesthy Petecio advances to gold medal round in Aiba women’s world boxing

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Falcons repay coach Pumaren’s effort with much needed win The 27-year-old Petecio is coming off a 4-1 victory over Sena Irie of Japan on Thursday.Petecio’s run to the final hasn’t been easy with her first three fights coming by split decision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manShe opened her campaign by edging Jucielen Romeu of Brazil in the Round of 64 before clipping Stanimira Petrova in the Round of 32 and slipping past Qiao Jieru of China in the last 16. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Nesthy Petecio feels she won the match against her Chinese foe. —PH ASIAN GAMES MEDIA POOLFilipino Nesthy Petecio secured at least a silver medal after beating Karris Artingstall of England, 4-1, in the featherweight semifinal of the 2019 Aiba Women’s Boxing Championships Saturday at Sports Complex in Ulan Ude, Russia.Petecio moved on to the gold medal match against hometown bet Liudmila Vorontsova on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Titanic director James Cameron salutes Avengers Endgame for sinking his film at box office

first_imgIt took the Avengers to sink the Titanic at the box office. Titanic (1997), directed by James Cameron, was the second-highest grossing film of all time, till the Marvel film came and bumped it from its position on the list. Titanic’s lifetime collections are 2.1 billion (rs 14667 crore), and Endgame’s current box office collections worldwide stand at 2.78 billion USD (Rs 19417 crore)A sporting James Cameron tweeted a picture of the Titanic sinking after hitting the Avengers logo. He wrote, “To Kevin (Feige, producer) and everyone at Marvel, an iceberg sank the real Titanic. It took the Avengers to sink my Titanic. Everyone here at Lightstorm Entertainment salutes your amazing achievement. You’ve shown that movie industry is not only alive and well, it’s bigger than ever.”Marvel fans thanked him for his response and showed support for the upcoming Avatar films. One fan wrote, “Non-petty king! Can’t wait for Avatar 2!” Cameron (@JimCameron) May 9, 2019Another wrote, “It takes a lot to hand the baton like this. I can respect that. Now, you got another one of these things ready and waiting for A4 to take Avatar down? I hope so.”Currently, Cameron’s Avatar stands at the first position of highest-grossing Hollywood films. It remains to be seen whether Endgame can overtake it.Cameron’s reaction came as a surprise, as he had shown disapproval and disdain for superhero films before. “I’m hoping we’re going to start getting Avenger fatigue. Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on, guys, there are other stories to tell besides, you know, hypogonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process,” he had said after Black Panther had crossed Titanic at the box office.advertisementALSO READ | After Avengers Endgame, what is next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?ALSO READ | Avengers Endgame becomes fastest film to enter Rs 100-crore clubALSO READ | Before watching Avengers Endgame, a recap of Infinity War and links to other Marvel filmsALSO WATCH | Avengers Infinity War director: I have a strong connection with Captain Americalast_img read more

FC Goa retain Ahmed Jahouh for another year

first_imgIndian Super League (ISL) outfit FC Goa on Thursday announced that Ahmed Jahouh had agreed to one-year contract extension. The new contract will see the Moroccan midfielder dawn the orange of FC Goa again for the 2019-20 season.In two seasons, Jahouh has carved out a niche of being one of the best passers of the ball India has ever seen. Topping the passing charts in each of the last 2 seasons, the Moroccan has also been among the top when it comes to tackles and interceptions.With him at the helm of affairs in midfield, the Gaurs qualified for playoffs in the last two seasons, finishing runners-up in the past one.Ahmed Jahouh isn’t leaving @FCGoaOfficial easily just like the ball doesn’t leave his boots easilyHave a look at the Moroccan midfielder’s best moments from #HeroISL 2018-19 as he commits to the Gaurs till 2020!#LetsFootball Super League (@IndSuperLeague) May 16, 2019Speaking to, the Moroccan said: “I have loved playing in Goa and under Sergio Lobera. Looking back, I would say coming to India, especially Goa, was one of the best decisions I have made. Away from the game, the fans have been fantastic. I would love to win them an ISL trophy and that’s another big reason that I have decided to extend my stay for one more year.”Expressing his happiness at Jahouh’s stay, FC Goa President Akshay Tandon told, “His performances speak for itself. Jahouh is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in the country and we are ecstatic at having been able to extend his stay for another season.”advertisementAlso Read | Kean Lewis signs contract extension with Bengaluru FClast_img read more