Out of touch

first_imgWHEN the California State University board of trustees voted in secret to give university executives a 12 percent pay hike last week (and more raises over the next four years, for a total of 40 percent), they underestimated how badly it would play in the public. It wasn’t just that they were endorsing double-digit raises for a group of bureaucrats who already earned more than a quarter-million a year each – not counting car and housing allowances – less than a year after their last raise. It wasn’t just that the raises equaled many of their employees’ annual salaries of $30,000 to $45,000. It wasn’t just that Chancellor Charles Reed’s pay was raised to $421,500. It was that these hikes in pay were approved at the same time education is taking budget hits. It was that trustees endorsed such a large boost at the same time they are contemplating yet another fee increase for their students. And while CSU faculty members were seeing the paltry raises they fought for last spring show up in their checks. It shows how out of touch the political class in California is when it doesn’t realize that such disparate treatment is bound to cause political problems. The only justification for this lavish pay raise was a study by a private consulting firm that looked at university executive compensation packages and found that CSU’s executives’ pay lagged below counterparts at other institutions. The problem is the consultants didn’t take into account their $60,0000 housing allowance, or their $12,000 car allowance. Nor did they consider that California offers clear quality-of-life advantages over other locales. This is a state proud of maintaining an accessible and nonelitist public-university system. But that system is getting ever less accessible as fees increase annually, and the higher-education ideals of the state are leached away. We can’t think of a worse time for executives to have their salaries boosted so high. There’s no reason to let this kind of out-of-touch policy continue. There are two bills in front of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that could make a difference by reforming the secret compensation process for CSU executives. We urge him to sign the bills, and help CSU’s leaders get back in touch with the people they serve.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

Xhaka wants Arsenal move, Premier League sides line up for Real star – GOSSIP

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Swiss star Granit Xhaka wants his move to Arsenal finalised before Euro 2016, after Borussia Monchengladbach rejected a reported £34million bid for the 23-year-old midfielder. (Daily Star)Premier League sides Manchester United, Manchester City and the Gunners are all keen on signing Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez, but the 24-year-old midfielder will not be allowed to leave the Spanish club. (AS)The Red Devils have emerged as the clear favourites to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swedish superstar confirmed he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. (Daily Telegraph)United’s teenage striker Marcus Rashford, 18, will be called up into England’s pre-Euro 2016 training squad, but it remains unclear if Roy Hodgson will take him to the summer’s finals in France. (The Sun)Arsenal have a summer transfer budget of just £54million, despite reports claiming the Gunners have plenty more in the bank. (Evening Standard)Everton have opened talks with former Ajax boss Frank de Boer over becoming their new manager. (Daily Mail)Former Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri is the odds-on favourite to replace Quique Sanchez Flores as Watford manager. (Watford Observer)Daryl Janmaat could be one of the first players to leave Newcastle United this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is close to becoming part of coach Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at Manchester City next season. (Manchester Evening News)Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has confirmed he has entered negotiations over a permanent move to Atletico Madrid, are a rich vein of scoring form for the Spanish giants. (EFE)Ex-Southampton frontman Dani Osvaldo had his Boca Juniors contract terminated after arguing with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto and being found smoking in a toilet. (Goal.com)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Gary Cahill exclusive: John Terry is one of the best ever Premier League CBs, and what Chelsea’s players expect from Antonio ConteSam Allardyce exclusive: Roberto Martinez ‘will bounce back and come stronger than ever’ after Everton sackingSam Allardyce tells talkSPORT: Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger wants to win the title more than anybody elseFrank de Boer is ready for Premier League challenge and is keen on Everton job, brother Ronald tells talkSPORTBorussia Monchengladbach deny Arsenal bid for Granit Xhaka and insist they will ‘fight’ to keep midfielderTransfer report: Paris Saint-Germain plotting big-money move for Arsenal star Alexis SanchezTransfer report: Roma ready to sign loan star Antonio Rudiger – and then sell him to Chelsea for £9m profitLeicester City transfer news: Premier League champions to battle Arsenal and Tottenham for Juventus striker Alvaro MorataLeicester City open talks with Benfica over deal for £8m-rated midfielder Mehdi Carcela-GonzalezLeicester transfer report: Champions trigger Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani’s £23m release clause 1last_img read more

DONEGAL GROUP GO TO ‘HELL AND BACK’ TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE DONEGAL HOSPICE

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: A group of hardy souls from Donegal went to ‘Hell and Back’ in aid of the Donegal Hospice.The sun was shining in Sligo last Saturday as FORTY-FIVE participants from Donegal embarked on “Irelands’ toughest mental and physical endurance challenge” in aid of the Donegal Hospice. A 12km course riddled with obstacles including barbed wire crawls, log-carrying hill climbs, 10 foot walls, electric fence gauntlets, a sniper alley and a never ending amount of mud and freezing water!The Donegal Devils took on this challenge with admirable enthusiasm and proudly wore their Donegal Hospice t-shirts throughout.Specsavers Letterkenny would like to extend a massive thank you and congratulations to everybody who took on this challenge for such a great cause.You should all be very proud of yourselves! Also thanks to McLaughlin Coaches in Convoy for getting the Devils up and down in one piece. 🙂DONEGAL GROUP GO TO ‘HELL AND BACK’ TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: May 21st, 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:Featuresnewspicture specialSportlast_img read more

Champions League 2018/19: Super Computer predicts how every group will finish

first_imgThe Champions League returns this week and it promises to be another thrilling season as Europe’s elite go head to head.When the draw was held last month, we saw a number of incredibly tough ties created in the group stage, largely due to the presence of some extremely good teams in pots 3 and 4. This group should be straight forward for Real Madrid and Roma. This has the potential to be one of the most interesting groups and while PSV Eindhoven are predicted to finish bottom of the table they could still put up a surprise or two. Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton The results, of course, should be taken with a pinch of salt; as we know, anything can happen throughout the season, but it is always fun to speculate.So, take a look below to find out how talkSPORT’s Super Computer is predicting the Champions League group stage will finish… Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Bayern are favourites but Benfica and Ajax will be battling for second, there’s no doubt about it. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Latest Champions League news It’s a weaker group but that will just make it dog eat dog in Group D. 9 Aiming high BOOST 9 9 Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford will certainly grab some headlines here.center_img Manchester City need to be careful they aren’t complacent in Group F. 9 9 9 9 Champions League commentaries LIVE on talkSPORTTuesday, September 18: Internazionale vs Tottenham, kick-off 17:55 – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO INTER VS SPURSWednesday, September 19: Young Boys vs Manchester United, kick-off 20:00 – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO YOUNG BOYS VS MAN UNITED 9 Premier League representatives Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham have all got to negotiate tricky groups – with fellow top flight side Manchester City getting off slightly easier – while Groups A and E will also be worth keeping an eye on despite the lack of English action.With the competition kicking off on Tuesday, here at talkSPORT.com we’ve rolled out our famous Super Computer to determine just how the groups are going to end up. ready? 9 It’s going to be a titanic tussle between Dortmund and Atletico to finish top in Group A. on target Three of the world’s best attacking trios will be on show in Group C. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman last_img read more

DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINAL

first_imgU-16 Winners: Pic by Breandan O Baoill for donegaldaily.comTHE stars of Donegal’s future showed the way forward by winning the Buncrana Cup.The U-16s took on Tyrone in the showpiece game this afternoon, and won by a comfortable 12 point margin.Donegal had led from the start and had gone in at half-time five points ahead. The final score was Donegal 3-06, Tyrone 0-03 with Gaoth Dobhair’s Michael Carroll rattling the next in the final minutes to complete the victory. Donegal had beaten Derry in the semi-final on a scoreline of 3-05 to 0-05. St Eunan’s players winners of buncrana cup 2013 Ciaran Maloney, Rory Carr, Darragh mc Walters, Conor Moore and Oran mc Ginley. Pic Orla McWalters  DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINAL was last modified: August 10th, 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:DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINALlast_img read more

HARPS COULD BE IN HOT WATER AFTER SEXIST COMMENTS TO FEMALE REFEREE

first_imgThe secretary of Finn Harps has warned the club could face a hefty fine after sexist comments were made to match referee Rhona Daly.Ms Daly was the first female referee to officiate at a game at Finn Park during the club’s 3-2 victory over Mervue Utd at Ballybofey last night.However club secretary John Campbell said the behaviour of a small few in making sexist remarks could cost the club dearly. He fumed “

There were some great and witty banter there tonight about a woman changing her mind and it being pointless arguing with a woman etc etc.“It was great stuff good fun
 but a few people a very few people were nasty and very sexist in their comments.“These people must realise that this is not tolerated and if reported by the Referee or any of the official and the referees inspector it can and would cost harps hundreds of euro s at a minimum in fines.“So keep up the banter but a bit of common sense from the few unless they are prepared to pat the fine themselves,”he said. Mr Campbell added that he was more than happy with the performance of Ms Daly.“She had a decent game missed one or two things but let the match flow.” HARPS COULD BE IN HOT WATER AFTER SEXIST COMMENTS TO FEMALE REFEREE was last modified: July 8th, 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:finesfinn harpsreferee Rhona Dalysexist remarkslast_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgDrumkeen Youth ClubThanks to everyone who supported our Easter quiz last week. Congratulations to all the prize winners and special thanks to our sponsors. It was another fantastic achievement by this very young youth club. Youth club continues this Fri 12th Apr from 7.30-9.30 pm. Leaders Patricia Guthrie & John Mc Laughlin. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 03rd Apr 02, 05, 12, 21. No jackpot winner, 2 winners. €50 each Aidan Guthrie Drumkeen, Maeve Mc Laughlin Redcastle. Next weeks jackpot €925 Go raibh maith agat.Drumkeen Community Childcare The enrolment for ECCE & Playschool places for Sept 2013 will take place on Mon 15th Apr 2013 at 7.00 pm. Parents/Guardians are advised to bring their child’s Birth Certificate and immunisation record card. Phone 074 9134844 for more details.St. Mary’s GAABingo Continues in Hall on Tues at 8.30 Lotto results 26-03-13 LK,RN,MO,MH 5 matched 2 Eileen O Donnell ,Y. Gallagher, Bridie Bonar, Bingo Ryan Carlin Convoy. Passie Tinney, Raphoe Next Weeks jackpot €3,100Club DonegalAnyone interested in joining this year will receive club Donegal jackets and free entry in to any club league and championships men’s games and the first 23 in will have an option to purchase 2 tickets for Donegal v Tyrone game .Padre Pio PilgrimageThe pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Benevento, Cattolica Loreto and Pietrelcina will take place from Aug 26th – Sep 03rd Flight Ex Dublin. Further details from Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410816 or 071 9851129 Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class this Wed 20th March in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Saturday @ 6pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: April 6th, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Saubert Named STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University football’s Eric Saubert was named to STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team, announced Monday. Saubert and the rest of the Bulldogs open the 2016 season on Sept. 3 when they host Quincy to Drake Stadium. Print Friendly Version Saubert, a fifth-year senior tight end from Hoffman Estates, Ill., garnered first-team All-American honors. The 6-foot-4 242 pound Saubert caught 55 passes to lead the nation’s tight ends and ranked in the top-three among tight ends with 506 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. Last year’s performance earned him All-American accolades by three different organizations and first-team All-PFL honors.last_img read more

PIETA HOUSE HEROES PRAISED AS 1,500 ATTEND DARKNESS INTO LIGHT EVENT

first_imgMORE THAN 1,500 people were up before dawn in Letterkenny today to take part in the Pieta House suicide prevention charity’s Darkness Into Light Event.The annual five kilometre walk in support of Pieta House is a symbolic event that ends as dawn’s first light is breaking – representing hope.Pieta House has said around 80,000 people across the country took part in the event this morning – just 200 attended the first event six years ago! Thousands more participants also took part for the first time this year in London and Sydney. PIETA HOUSE HEROES PRAISED AS 1,500 ATTEND DARKNESS INTO LIGHT EVENT was last modified: May 10th, 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:Darkness into LightletterkennyPIeta Housesuicide preventionlast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 PEOPLE YOU WILL FIND AT ANY GYM

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: What follows is a short list of a few of the characters you will come across in almost any gym around the country.
 You may know a few of these. Maybe you are one of these!
THE NEWBIE:
 This person can range in age, but I’m going to focus on the 16-20 year old male newbie.This guy lands into the gym armed with all the lifting knowledge the last issue of ‘Men’s Health’ gave him. He watches all the bigger guys in the weights room and REALLY wants to be like them.He claims that he wants to get bigger but is only ever seen doing a few curls and sometimes some crunches.The newbie can also be found trapped in the chest press after trying to lift the same weight as the biggest guy in the gym.THE GYM BUNNY: This is the girl who seems to spend every waking hour in the gym. 

Maybe she doesn’t, but every time you set foot in the gym, no matter what time of day or night it is, the gym bunny is there. 

Clad all in Lycra, the gym bunny can be seen on any of the 3000 cardio machines the gym has to offer and frequenting almost all of the 90 classes the gym does that week. When not in the gym, the gym bunny is usually spotted out for a ‘walk’ that can last up to 4 hours.THE SWEATY GUY
: Every gym has one.All this guy has to do is put on a pair of trainers and it’s like he starts to evaporate.Everyone knows that this guy was in the gym due to the sweat-mark of the back of his head generously left on every machine.People have been known to flee in terror when the sweaty guy starts doing jumping jacks due to the fallout of sweat spraying from the ends of his fingers. Reports of diminishing blue roll supplies have been reported throughout gyms with sweaty guys training there.THE BRO: Aaaah, the Bro.No gym would be complete without their very own bro.Bro’s can be found solely in the weights area. Training times can range anywhere from 3-5 hours.30 mins of this is actual training and the other 4 and a half hours being spent providing God-awful information on training, nutrition and supplements to whoever will listen to them.Bro’s are usually found with a flock of Newbies hanging on their every word and sipping on a protein shake so they don’t lose ‘Dem Gains’.Shouts of ‘1 MORE REP’, ‘YOU GOT THIS’ AND IT’S ALL YOU BRO’ can usually be heard echoing from the dark corners of the free weights area.THE SLEAZY TRAINER:

 The sleazy trainer can usually be seen in colour coordinated, same branding training gear. 

 They have a sixth sense whenever a female sets foot in the building. 

 This particular specimen can be found leaning on whatever machine any attractive female is trying to train on.Sleazy trainers usually have 500,000 friends on Facebook, with 499,999 of these being female and members of whatever gyms they have worked in.

 They can usually be found with a year round tan, eyeball-melting white teeth, highlights, t- shirts that look like they were bought in ‘Baby Gap’ and sitting on Tinder for the best part of the day. 

 If you are male and in need of help in the gym, you are clean out of luck if you approach this trainer. You might want to keep any eye on your other half however.These 5 people have been a part of gym culture since time began.There might be one or two here that you dislike, but whether you like them or not is irrelevant. If we were all the same, the world would be a boring place. These people are what make the gym, the gym.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training or The Better Bodies Challenge, please contact me through the link below.

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 * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 PEOPLE YOU WILL FIND AT ANY GYM was last modified: October 19th, 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:donegalemmet rushefitness columngymhealthlast_img read more