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Migne unveiled as Harambee Stars coach

first_img“I am so happy to be here it is a new challenge for me, a new country and I am ready to start. From next Sunday we will go to the pitch and watch some Kenyan Premier League games. We have a big challenge ahead but I am ready for the job,” the tactician, formerly with Congo said.Migne will come in with his own backroom staff of four; an assistant coach, a goalkeeping coach as well as head of medical.The assistant will be permanently in the country while the other two will come on need basis especially during camps.The assistant, Nicolas Bouriquett was with him at his unveiling while the goalkeeper trainer Guillame Coffy and Osteopath Ludovic Breul will be coming in whenever the team has assembled for camp.New Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne (right) with his assistant Nicolas Bourriquet during their unveiling in Nairobi on May 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAccording to FKF boss Nick Mwendwa, the tactician will also be in charge of the Under-23 and Under-20 teams.Mwendwa has also added there is discussion on who will be the local assistant coach.Migne worked with revered French coach Claude Le Roy and he has disclosed before taking the decision to come to Kenya, he asked for advice from the experienced tactician.The new coach’s biggest assignment will be in September when Kenya plays Ghana in their second qualification match for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).“We have given the coach two chances; AFCON 2019 and 2021. We are confident in his abilities and we thought he is the right man for the job.The tactician has also noted he will ask for at least one training camp with the group of local based players as well as three friendly matches before the Ghana game for him to assess his squad. 0Shares0000Frenchman Sebastien Migne being unveiled by Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa on May 3, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 1-  Frenchman Sebastien Migne was on Thursday morning officially unveiled by the Football Kenya Federation as the new Harambee Stars head coach on a three-year deal.Migne takes over from Belgian Paul Put who resigned in February to join Guinea as the head coach. Migne was Togo’s assistant coach during the 2017 African Cup of Nations and Congo’s assistant coach in 2015.Then, he worked under Le Roy’s as an assistant and they both guided Congo to the quarter finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The 45 year-old was born in La Roche-sur-Yon in France.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

HOW TO MAKE LOADS OF MONEY: OPEN A TRADITIONAL SWEET FACTORY

first_imgTHE company which is closing Oatfields Sweets is boasting again – how sales of traditional sweets are rocketing.As Zed Candy pulls the plug on its Letterkenny operation in two weeks time killing off a local tradition forever, it has shared the secret of its success.There’s a massive demand for old-fashioned sweets. Unfortunately all of the Oatfield-branded products will be produced in Kettering, England from next month.Speaking to just-food.com, wealthy Zed co-owner and MD Donal Kavanagh said that he expected the move to generate “significant” cost savings.Jobs are expected to be created in the UK as a result of increased production, he added.The English factory will raise its production from 85 tonnes of candy per week to 105 tonnes per week, Kavanagh told the site. Kavanagh insisted the move was part of Zed’s ongoing expansion efforts. Tilly’s has seen sales increase by 25% over the last 18 months, while the group’s international business has increased revenue by 20% in the same period, he revealed.“There is a resurgent demand for quality, old-fashioned confectionery,” he commented. “We are growing and driving our business.”  HOW TO MAKE LOADS OF MONEY: OPEN A TRADITIONAL SWEET FACTORY was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HOW TO MAKE LOADS OF MONEY: OPEN A TRADITIONAL SWEET FACTORYlast_img read more

United’s astonishing transfer plan, Suarez PL return, Chelsea signing and more

first_img Scroll down for a selection of stories… 1 Here’s a selection of the biggest stories from Sunday’s papers…Manchester United are prepared to pay a £100m transfer fee for Paul Pogba, plus £250,000 a week in wages. (Mail on Sunday)Pep Guardiola wants to sign Luis Suarez and Toni Kroos for Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)Chelsea will Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly for £30m. (Sunday Mirror)Liverpool and Everton both want to sign Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg. (Sunday Mirror)Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is wanted by Real Madrid. (Sunday Mirror)Steven Gerrard will be offered a coaching role with the England senior side and be consulted on the succesor to Roy Hodgson. (Sun on Sunday)Arsene Wenger will be awarded a new Arsenal contract amid interest from the Football Association in the Frenchman succeeding Hodgson. (Sunday Express)West Ham and Crystal Palace have been offered Robin van Persie by his current club Fenerbahce. (Sun on Sunday)last_img read more

Migrant debate spurs hate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Toma said he hears reports from day laborers, who complain they are being subjected to more hostility than in years past. “Increasingly, there are demonstrations set up at day-laborer sites,” Toma said. “We recall not long ago there was a `Save Our States’ Web site press release inviting people to go to a day-laborer hiring site in Redondo Beach and to bring their baseball bats.” Devin Burghart, research director at the Chicago-based Center for New Community, said there has been an increase in anti-immigrant activity as the immigration debate has has become more divisive and more polarized. “It’s an issue that has been brewing in the Los Angeles area for a number of years,” he said. “What is unfortunate is that California has become the breeding ground for many of these ideas, which trickle out to the rest of the country through anti-immigrant organizations.” Burghart said leaders from various California anti-immigrant organizations gathered in Las Vegas over Memorial Day to promote the “Reconquista” theory, the notion that there is a secret conspiracy involving the Mexican government, Catholic Church and undocumented immigrants to reclaim the American Southwest for Mexico. “To see California folks participate in an event like that, which was systematically designed to ratchet up fear and resentment toward immigration, is certainly something we have tremendous concern for,” Burghart said. Barbara Coe, founder of the Huntington Beach-based California Coalition for Immigration Reform who has been a guest on radio talk shows, dismissed the notion that illegal immigrants are being targeted for harassment. Coe, who spoke at the conference in Las Vegas, said she is merely protecting the country from “illegal alien invaders” by encouraging protests at day-laborer sites and identifying “traitor senators who are trying to abolish our nation by welcoming illegal aliens.” In a recent ADL report entitled “Extremists Declare `Open Season’ on Immigrants,” the authors wrote that white supremacists are using Internet video games, street demonstrations and other confrontational tactics to exploit the debate and spread hate. Their goal is to draw new attention to their hateful notions about minorities in hopes of making America a nation for “Whites only,” according to the ADL report. On the Internet, right-wing extremists have championed video games such as “Border Patrol,” where the aim is to shoot to kill Mexicans as they attempt to cross the border. The report noted that racist rhetoric aimed at Latino immigrants has grown to an “unprecedented” level in recent years. Although human relations officials and immigration activists say they are seeing a growing backlash against immigrants, local law enforcement officials say they haven’t noticed an increase in anti-immigrant or anti-Latino hate crimes. Officer Michael Lopez said the Los Angeles Police Department hasn’t received any reports of major anti-immigrant or anti-Latino hate crimes since the immigration debate took the national spotlight. “We had a couple of incidents involving individuals that were kind of disorderly during the marches, but those were isolated incidents,” Lopez said. Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Lt. Ed Cook said about one incident occurs each month. “Usually, it’s a road rage incident and someone yells an ethnic slur,” Cook said. “They cut somebody off, get out of the vehicle and it disintegrates into racial slurs.” But Alvaro Huerta, director of community education and advocacy at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, said immigrants often don’t feel comfortable reporting incidents to the police, perhaps because of their immigration status or a lack of awareness about their rights. “It’s disturbing because what we are seeing right now in the immigrant rights movement is that they are coming out of the shadows and are feeling empowered, but when you see an increase in anti-immigrant hate crimes, you see an increase in fear again,” Huerta said. Staff Writer Rachel Uranga contributed to this story. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As the national debate over immigration reform comes to a head, officials in Los Angeles County say they’re seeing a slight – though alarming – increase in slurs and racial attacks and expect the trend to continue. The latest data available showed the number of incidents in the county rose from 54 in 2003 to 60 in 2004. Numbers for 2005 will be released this summer. “Even in 2004, when all other hate crimes were declining, there was a slight rise in anti-Latino and anti-Mexican hate violence,” said Robin Toma, executive director of the county Human Relations Commission. “We were concerned at that point and raised questions whether this was indicative of anti-immigrant sentiments. “Of course, in 2005 and this year is when it’s really been reaching its peak.” last_img

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH AGM TO TAKE PLACE EARLY IN DECEMBER

first_imgClub AGMThe Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have been circulated and can also be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Anyone who requires papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 27th November. The following is the only motion submitted for consideration at AGM.That within four weeks of the date specified each year by the authorities in Croke Park as being the date on which applications for membership of the club for that year closes that the Aodh Ruadh Football and Hurling Club display the full adult membership of the club in a prominent position in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.That this membership list be signed by Treasurer, Secretary and Chairperson of the Club.Proposer: Seamus O’Donnell FootballThe under 21 semi-final against Saint Eunan’s will now take place this Sunday at 11.30am at the Robert Emmet’s grounds in Castlefin. We urge a large and vocal Ballyshannon support to go along and get behind the lads.After a fun and frenetic year the Bord na nÓg AGM takes places this Wednesday 25th November at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. We welcome all, club members and football aficionados, be the players, managers, volunteers or interested observers to come along, as we reflect on 2015 and plan ahead for 2016.HurlingAodh Ruadh’s under 21 hurlers fell at the quarter-final stages of the championship against Saint Eunan’s in O’Donnell park last Sunday. Kevin Kealy scored 2-6 for the Letterkenny men as Aodh Ruadh went down on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-7. A goal for the hosts after five minutes gave them an early edge and a second eight minutes later left the Ernesiders facing an uphill struggle. Ballyshannon responded with points from Patrick Faherty, Daragh Cleary, Oisin Rooney and Matt Ahern but it was the homesters who were leading by 2-4 to 0-4 at the break. Aodh Ruadh rallied early in the new half with points from Oisin Rooney and Matt Ahern and Stephen Connolly was unlucky not to find the net. However after that Eunan’s outscored the visitors 1-6 to 0-1 to book their place in the last four. The Aodh Ruadh team was: Brendan Gillespie; Tommy Gillespie, Eugene Drummond, Donal Sweeny; Thomas Anderson, Oisin Rooney (0-2, 1f), Ciaran Rami; Matthew Ahern (0-1f), Eddie Lynch (0-2, 1f); Rory Cullen, Conor McNeilly, Stephen Connolly; Patrick Faherty (0-1), Ciaran Duffy, Daragh Cleary (0-1). Subs: Ciaran Kelly for Faherty HT, TJ Gillespie and Sean Maguire for Ahern and Cleary 56m, Faherty for Rami 59m.The Juvenile Hurling AGM takes place on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, we will be reviewing a very busy 2015 and planning for 2016. At present there is a huge workload involved in keeping juvenile hurling alive and only a handful of workers. All interested in juvenile hurling are welcome to attend this meeting, we would particularly like to see some parents attend. Nobody needs to be afraid of getting stuck with a job. Come along and review the year and see if you would like to get involved. LadiesThe Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 13th December at 2.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. A good attendance would be appreciated as we look ahead to the coming year.Club kit for ChristmasWe have had a great response to our new club gear and so we are running another two fitting sessions. The first will be on Tuesday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm, with the second taking place on Friday from 8pm to 9pm. Sizes and prices are detailed below. Quarter Zip Top – SB, MB and LB. Price: €32.50 Quarter Zip Top – XLB, S to XXL Adult. Price: €37.50Three-quarter length shorts – SB, MB and LB. Price: €15 Three-quarter length shorts – XLB, S, M, L, XL. Price: €18Skinny Bottoms – SB,MB and LB. Price: €25 Euro Skinny Bottoms – XLB,S – XXL Adult. Price: €30 Euro. Please note that initials on club bottoms will cost €2.50 extra.We have pictures of this new gear on aodhruadh.org and on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.We still have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We have samples available. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris Kelly on 0868813553.BingoLast week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Charlie Hersey, Donegal Road, Ballyshannon. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at €400 on 49 numbers or less. It’s Big Bingo time again with the November big bingo this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre, with a massive €3,000 prize fund including the €1,000 jackpot game. Books will be available priced at €15/€8, or get the book and a half deal for €20.Season Tickets and Club Plus CardsDetails of Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards have been announcedSeason Ticket benefits– Costs only €99.– Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.– Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.– Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far and you have attended at least 60 percent of games games.Club Plus Card benefits for members– Costs only €200– Gives access to all adult club games controlled by Donegal GAA. It can be used for minor and under games.– Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.– Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.– Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far. No attendance record required.Donegal GAA Club Plus Card for ClubsFrom each €200 Club Plus Card purchased clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies. The purchaser must ensure they choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park.Senior clubs 65 members; Intermediate clubs 55 members; Junior clubs 45 members.For season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club Pus Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled and they can then purchase a Club Plus Card.The following webpage gives onward links for all the options.https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticket.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,100. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 4, 9, 15, 16 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Mary Granaghan, Erne Dale Heights; Monica and Pat Quinn, Benildus Avenue; Ann, Mena and Mark Granaghan, Bundoran; Noel Hoey, Tullyhorkey; and Mary Conlon, Cornhill. Next draw in The Bridgend Bar with a Jackpot of €2,200 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH AGM TO TAKE PLACE EARLY IN DECEMBER was last modified: November 24th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more

SINGLE PARENTS IN DONEGAL SUFFERING FROM TAX CREDIT AXE – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government’s cut to the Single Parent tax credit is unjustifiable and can still be reversed.Deputy Doherty was speaking as amendments to reverse or lessen the cut were voted down by government TDs.“Once more the government has refused to budge on their cut to the Single Parent tax credit. Sinn Fein today poised a whole series of options available to the minister to mitigate the worst effects of the cut but all were rejected by this out-of-touch government,” said the Gaoth Dobhair man. “This cut is unjustifiable and can still be reversed. Sinn Féin will continue to oppose this measure and offer a range of alternatives in the Seanad after today’s rejection by Labour and Fine Gael to proposal to reverse or lessen the cuts.“Minister Noonan recently told me in a reply to a parliamentary question that 14,500 people will be affected by this cut. That is at least as many children as that that will be affected.“This cut is one of the most unjustifiable in this year’s Finance Bill and has rightly angered many single parents. Once again the government has picked on a vulnerable group and targeted them with a blunt cut.“The cut is unjustifiable and still can be reversed or lessened. Sinn Féin has opposed this cut through ever stage of the Finance Bill and will continue to do so.”  SINGLE PARENTS IN DONEGAL SUFFERING FROM TAX CREDIT AXE – DOHERTY was last modified: December 5th, 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:Pearse DohertySINGLE PARENTS IN DONEGAL SUFFERING FROM TAX CREDIT AXE – DOHERTYlast_img read more

FUNNYMAN DANNY TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM AND HANGS UP HIS BOOTS!

first_imgMrs Brown’s Boys star and adopted Donegal man Danny O’Carroll has taken one for the team and given up playing for his beloved soccer side.Danny O’CarrollDanny, who is known better as Buster in the hilarious television sitcom, loved lining out for his local side Lagan harps in Manorcunningham.But the actor son of comic Brendan O’Carroll says he will come out of retirement – if they are really stuck! Instead of playing at his usual right-back position, the TV and movie star will now be shouting orders from the sideline.“I’m taking a step back from playing. With all the touring I don’t get a chance to keep fit and there are much better players then me who can play right back.“I will only play if we’re absolutely stuck and we’d have to be very stuck. I am still training away with the team, but I can’t go back to being a teenager again.“I wanted to continue to be involved so I’m now joint manager with Barney Kelly and it’s working out really well,” he said. Danny is heavily involved in pre-season training and put his side through their paces at the Old Foundry in Letterkenny this week.Danny said he will even fly back for games on Sunday for games adding “I’m free now until March next year except for a couple of weeks in September when we’re filming the Christmas Special for the BBC.”The Dubliner is heavily involved in the local community where he lives in Manorcunningham having married local woman Amanda Woods who plays Betty Brown in the show.Danny and Amanda recently donated 15 laptop computers to Lurgybrack National School which their children attend.He said he loves being part of the local community spirit but admits he would go “off his head” if he wasn’t involved in sport. “I’ve been getting involved in a lot of fundraising. It’s a brilliant club but we’re small and we need to do a lot with the club in terms of the facilities and the pitch.“It’s great to be involved with Lagan Harps. It’s great for the community here. It’s good for me too, especially when I’m off work.“I’d go off my head if I didn’t have the football. The lads have responded well so far and they’re putting a lot into training.”FUNNYMAN DANNY TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM AND HANGS UP HIS BOOTS! was last modified: August 9th, 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:Danny O’CarrolldonegalLagan HarpsmanorcunninghamMrs Brown’s Boyslast_img read more

Catriona Jennings places highly in Dublin Marathon

first_imgOver 19,500 people took part in this today’s Dublin Marathon, with many clad in fancy dress in the spirit of Halloween.Catriona Jennings has done Donegal proud once again after placing very highly in the marathon, and coming second in a national category!In the Women’s National Championship category, Letterkenny native Catriona came second, just behind Laura Graham and before Pauline Curley. Catriona is also on the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon’s Elite Athlete List.A highly esteemed long distance runner, Catriona represented Ireland in the 2012 London Olympics. This year, her sister Sinead represented Ireland in the Rio Olympics for rowing.Catriona Jennings places highly in Dublin Marathon was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Giants’ play in Atlanta proving why upcoming offseason is so critical for franchise

first_imgATLANTA — Manager Bruce Bochy and Giants players insist their focus has not shifted.Despite being eliminated from playoff contention, they say they’re determined to win as many games as possible and finish the season with some of their best baseball.Words do not always match actions.The season isn’t officially over for the 2019 Giants, but after manager Bruce Bochy reached the 2,000-win club earlier this week, there’s little left to play for. That much has become apparent during the team’s …last_img