Warren Feeney Warren Feeney has been appointed manager of League Two strugglers Newport County.The 34-year-old steps into the role following John Sheridan’s decision to return to Oldham Athletic.Feeney had been working as Sheridan’s assistant since October after a spell as boss of Lingfield.“It’s a great honour for me to be appointed as manager of Newport County AFC,” said Feeney, who will be assisted by former Blackburn defender Andy Todd.“I have enjoyed my time at the club and I am looking forward to the challenges of being a Football League manager.“I believe we have a committed group of players here, that are more than capable of staying clear of the relegation places this season.“We have showed that we have the quality in this squad to match the best teams in this division and now the focus must be on hitting a consistent level of performance.“We have some crucial games coming up, so all of the efforts will be focused on preparation for those games and picking up the points we need to help us move further away from the bottom two.”“I would like to thank John Sheridan for his help during our time together. He is a great manager and gave me the opportunity to join him at Oldham and whilst I have learnt a lot from working with him the opportunity to manage at Newport County AFC was a simple decision for me.” 1
Real Madrid have tried three times in the last five years to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a report in Spain.The ‘Partido de las Doce’ programme on radio station Cadena COPE claimed Los Blancos representatives approached the Argentine in 2011, 2013 and 2015, but were rebuffed on each occasion.Messi, who earlier this month won a fifth Ballon d’Or award for the best player on the planet, has been instrumental in Barcelona’s success in recent years.The Catalan club claimed a Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey treble last seasonThe report claimed the first approach in 2011 came at a time when Cristiano Ronaldo was being linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester City.In June 2013 it was reported that a Real executive – on instruction from club president Florentino Perez – made a renewed attempt to sign Messi after they had lost out to Barcelona in the pursuit of Neymar, and with Ronaldo still to commit to a new deal.The final attempt was reportedly made last year, after Barcelona had dominated Real in Europe and at home, but again they were knocked back.Moves between the bitter rivals who dominate the Spanish game are rare, but not extraordinary.Current Barcelona coach Luis Enrique joined the club from Real in 1996, while four years later Perez recruited Portuguese star Luis Figo from Barcelona.Figo’s departure caused uproar in Catalonia and he was targeted by all manner of missiles – including a pig’s head – when he returned to the Nou Camp with Real in November 2002. One of Real’s all-time greats, Alfredo di Stefano, had initially signed for Barcelona in 1953 but after a dispute over his signature with Real the Spanish federation came up with a compromise arrangement where the Argentinian would play alternate seasons at each club.Barcelona pulled out of the agreement in protest at the federation’s ruling and Di Stefano was free to sign for Real.The exact sequence of events which led to Di Stefano ending up in Madrid are still the subject of conspiracy theories over suspicions of interference by the Franco regime. Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi 1
Liverpool fans are considering more demonstrations against rising ticket prices when the Reds face Manchester City and Chelsea at Anfield, following a mass exodus during the home game against Sunderland.Thousands of fans left the ground in the 77th minute of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with the Black Cats, in protest against planned increases in the cost of games at Anfield, including a £77 matchday ticket in the new Main Stand, up from £59.“We are happy with yesterday’s demonstration and we are pleased with the number of supporters who took part,” Jay McKenna, a spokesperson for the Spirit of Shankly fan group which helped co-ordinate the walkout, told Press Association Sport.“The moment which preceded the walk-out also showed the strength of feeling, with the very loud, audible chants aimed at the directors’ box.“But the protest was aimed just as much at the owners because the decision of the prices is one made by Fenway Sports Group and the ownership of the club.“It is a good indication that supporters are very angry at prices and this will just be the start of taking more action.”According to McKenna, further protests are planned for upcoming high profile Premier League fixtures at Anfield.“We have got Manchester City and Chelsea at Anfield so those two league matches – where prices are still going to be on the forefront of people’s minds – will be opportunities where we will discuss what action we take next.“For us, it is unequivocal: this is the start. A walkout of Anfield it is unprecedented – it has never happened before – and I can’t think of an occasion where it has happened in such numbers in another league ground in the UK.“We don’t have a firm idea of what we will do yet as this has all happened very quickly, so we will take the next two days to take stock and talk to the supporters about what we do next.“But we will be taking action because we need to. Yesterday wasn’t about letting off steam, and saying we are a bit angry but we will carry on. We really need Liverpool Football Club, the owners, and the executives to think to themselves ‘is this the right approach?’”Before the Sunderland match, Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre had defended the club’s stance of ticket price increases.”I respect everyone’s right to do what they think is right but for every fan thinking about that I would say ‘Have a look at the facts’.”You might be walking out for something you are not quite understanding. ‘If people want to leave after 77 minutes that is disappointing but it shouldn’t be because they feel the prices are wrong as there is something for everyone in there.”If someone who sits in a certain position where there is a £77 ticket next season but can’t afford it, we have another option for them.”No-one is being priced out of the stadium. There is a seat for everyone at the right price.” 1 Liverpool fans protest rising ticket prices
The countries are already at odds over U.S. accusations that Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and is fueling violence in Iraq. Iran denies both claims. Kaveh Shakeri said his father was released on bond after posting a property deed for about $110,000 but may have to return to Iran to answer the charges against him. He said the family has scant information about the legal process – and even the exact charges – that his father faces there. “We’re not exactly sure what the next step is,” he said. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” In the meantime, Shakeri is catching up with family and friends and attending to his real estate business in Lake Forest, his son said. He was not mistreated in prison, he said. Shakeri is a founding board member of the University of California, Irvine, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding. He was detained after traveling to Iran to visit his ailing mother, who has since died. Shakeri has given speeches and radio interviews advocating democracy in Iran and has written occasionally for Payam- E-Ashena, a pro-democracy Persian magazine based in Laguna Hills. His biography on the UCI center’s Web site describes him as “an Iranian-American activist who advocates democracy in Iran and peace in the world.” Javad Mostafazi, Shakeri’s friend and the publisher of Payam-E-Ashena, said many Iranian immigrants who are politically active are afraid to go back to their native country now because of Shakeri’s experience. “I’m very sorry for what happened to Ali and others, but it is the price we pay for freedom,” said Mostafazi, who hadn’t yet visited Shakeri. “I hope he gets some rest and then gets back to his activism here.” The Iranian government recently released other Iranian-Americans who were held in Evin prison, including an urban planning consultant with the New York-based Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute and the director of the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A fourth Iranian-American, a journalist, was allowed to leave the country last month after being stuck there since January because authorities had confiscated her passport. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PRISONER: Iran charges activist with endangering country’s national security. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An Iranian-American peace activist who spent four months in a Tehran prison has returned home after posting bond with Iranian authorities, his son said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Ali Shakeri, 59, arrived Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport and has spent the past two days recuperating at his home in Orange County, his son, Kaveh Shakeri, said in a telephone interview Friday. Shakeri, a real estate broker and founding member of a democracy group, was not speaking with reporters Friday, his son said. “He’s in good health,” Kaveh Shakeri said. “He’s here, we’re happy to have him, and we’re spending time together.” Shakeri was arrested in May and charged , along with three other Iranian-Americans , with endangering national security. He was released late last month at the same time that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly. The charges against Shakeri and the other Iranian-Americans elevated tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre This year, both the 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton and the U.S. Navy Marching Band will be there along with veterans from every generation. The sidewalks along the parade route should be packed with families cheering and thanking them for their service. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission boulevards. It will proceed down Laurel Canyon for a mile and end at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center and Park, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd. There will be a carnival at the park and booths offering services and information to all veterans. As always, the Canoga Park Women’s Club and VFW Post 10040 in Sun Valley are stepping up to host special meals for veterans Saturday. Odds and ends from around the Valley: If you’re looking for a way to pay tribute to our servicemen and -women this Veterans Day weekend, there are no shortage of events on tap. First and foremost is the annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade on Sunday in Pacoima. No matter where you live in the Valley, it’s definitely worth the drive over to see this colorful, inspirational parade and show your kids what Veterans Day is all about. A Tribute to Veterans luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the women’s club, 7401 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park, then later in the day, the VFW post will host a turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 6 to 8 p.m. The post is at 8548 Lankershim Blvd. in Sun Valley. The public’s invited, so drop by and meet some great people who are the heart and soul of Veterans Day. If you want to get an early jump on the festivities, there’s a thank-you recognition ceremony to all veterans tonight at 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7045 Farralone Ave., Canoga Park. And while we’re handing out thank yous, a few should go to our local schools having Veterans Day events. One of the best around was on Thursday at Wilson Middle School in Glendale, where the student body gathered in the auditorium to hear four World War II veterans talk about their experiences. One of them was 89-year-old Louis Zamperini, who competed as a runner in the 1936 Olympics when he was a teenager, then later served as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator in the Pacific. Also, today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lawrence Middle School is honoring more than 100 veterans in a special Veterans Day assembly and luncheon. The school is at 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. The Knights of Columbus will distribute more than 2,000 wheelchairs to veterans at four VA hospitals this weekend, including 500 at the West Los Angeles VA. There are thousands of older veterans who have developed noncombat-related disabilities and are not eligible for VA-provided wheelchairs and can’t afford to buy them. Working with the Wheelchair Foundation of Camarillo for the past four years, the Catholic fraternal service organization also has donated more than 2,000 wheelchairs to victims of land mines and war in Afghanistan. The event will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. on the west side of the VA center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The holiday drive for Operation Gratitude also kicks off this Veterans Day weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the California Army National Guard headquarters in Van Nuys, 17330 Victory Blvd. This is a hands-on program in which hundreds of local volunteers gather to put together care packages for troops overseas and in military hospitals. If you want to help or donate to the holiday drive, call the Operation Gratitude hotline at 818-909-0039, or go online to www.operationgratitude.com. And finally, if you can’t make it to any of these Veterans Day events this weekend, you have one more opportunity Monday. The history department at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is sponsoring a free event at which local combat veterans from the “Greatest Generation” will talk about their World War II experiences. The event will be held in the Lundring Events Center on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road. For more information, call Richard Derderian at 805-493-3318. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. [email protected] 818-713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Millennium Forum and sponsors Campsie Karting have teamed up to create a new project called ‘Go Art Go Kart’ which will see local artist, Sean O Donnell work with young people from the local community and the Flame Drop-in Centre in Eglinton to produce one of Ireland’s largest hand painted murals.The mural, located in Campsie Karting (Unit 12 Mc Lean Road Campsie Industrial Estate), is the result of a collaborative community project made possible by Arts and Business N.I and the support of Campsie Karting’s sponsorship with the Millennium Forum Theatre. Ten young artists aged 12 – 18 years have worked tirelessly to give a much needed artistic boost to the race track of Campsie Karting. On over 45 meters of wall they have replicated images of the infamous racetrack in Monte Carlo. The artwork will be unveiled week beginning the 13th of April.To compliment this project, young people will also custom paint a Go Kart which will be put on display in the Millennium Forum Piazza from 13th April to 13th May 2015.This Go Kart will be placed on a floor of 3d art and will be accompanied by digital footage of the overall project. Millennium Forum audiences will be invited to sit in the Go Kart, take ‘selfies’ have fun and upload them to the Millennium Forum Facebook/ Twitter using #goartgokart for their chance to win track tickets and tickets to the Millennium Forum shows.Sponsorship and Development Officer at the Millennium Forum, Cara Mc Cartney commented, “This is another excellent example of how business and the arts can work together on a creative sponsorship. “Campsie Karting are raising their brand awareness through a successful sponsorship with the Millennium Forum whilst at the same time reaching out to their local community; this innovative project gives opportunities for young people of all nationalities to avail of complimentary art classes under the professional facilitation of Sean O Donnell on an arts project that will that will leave a legacy in their community for years to come.”She added, “Go Art Go Kart has been a three-month labour of love and gives a much-needed artistic boost to the race track décor at Campsie Karting, but more importantly, a great sense of pride to all the individuals involved.“The Millennium Forum is very grateful to Arts and Business N.I for their continued support with its creative partnerships such as with Campsie Karting.”Brona Whittaker, Arts Manager at Arts & Business NI also commented, “The ’Go Art Go Kart’ project between Millennium Forum and their sponsors Campsie Karting is a fantastic new project which has included young artists between the ages of 12-18 years in a creative and participative way.“The project will have a positive impact on both the business and the arts partners and all of the young people involved.“The partnership is a great example of how the worlds of arts and business can work together in creating new and innovative concepts which deliver on the objectives for all involved. “A&B NI is delighted to be involved with the project through the Investment Programme.”NORTH-WEST KARTING CENTRE LAUNCH ‘GO ART GO KART’ COMMUNITY PROJECT was last modified: May 19th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
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 1
Two other states – Arkansas and Louisiana – have laws that bar smoking in vehicles containing children. The Arkansas statute applies to children under age 6 or 60 pounds. The Louisiana law covers children under age 13. California’s ban would prohibit smoking in a vehicle containing anyone under 18, but the traffic stop would have to be made for another offense, such as speeding, before a vehicle’s occupant could be cited for smoking. The measure’s author, state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, agreed to that concession to assure its approval by the state Assembly, said her spokesman, Ray Sotero. Another change in law that will limit motorists’ activities – a ban on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving – takes effect July 1. For drivers under the age of 18, the prohibition extends even to handsfree use of cell phones. The new year will bring a pay raise for the 1.4 million California workers who make minimum wage. Their hourly pay will increase by 50 cents to $8 on Jan. 1, making them the second highest paid minimum wage workers in the country along with workers in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts minimum wage also will reach $8 an hour on Jan. 1, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Washington state, which automatically adjusts its minimum wage each year to keep pace with inflation, will have the highest at $8.07 an hour. The California increase is part of a two-step adjustment approved by lawmakers in 2006. The wage jumped from $6.75 to $7.50 last Jan. 1. Here are some of the other laws that take effect with the start of the new year: LIGHTS, WATER – Legislation by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, gives the California Energy Commission until the end of 2008 to develop tougher efficiency standards for general purpose lights. Other Huffman bills authorize a $250 million subsidy program to encourage installation of solar water heaters and require the Energy Commission to establish water-efficiency standards for the design of new buildings. HOMELESS SHELTERS – A new law written by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, is intended to remove roadblocks for homeless shelters by requiring cities and counties to designate areas where shelters can be located without obtaining a conditional use permit. IDENTIFICATION DEVICES – Legislation by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, prohibits an employer or anyone else from requiring a person to have a radio frequency identification device inserted under the skin. The devices, about the size of a rice grain, can be used to track and transmit personal information about the user. FLOOD CONTROL – Cities and counties could be forced to cover a share of the damage caused by flooding if they approve new development without considering flood risks, under legislation by Assemblyman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento. A related bill by Sen. Mike Machado, D-Linden, will require cities and counties in the flood-prone Central Valley to follow new flood protection requirements in making land-use decisions. GANG PARENTING – Courts could require the parents or guardians of gang members to attend parenting classes under legislation by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, that attempts to prevent first-time juvenile offenders from committing additional crimes. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS – Legislation by Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Whittier, prevents cities and counties from requiring landlords to serve as surrogate border patrol agents by obtaining and reporting the immigration status of their tenants. The measure also prohibits ordinances preventing landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. HIV TESTING – A law written by Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Eureka, makes it more likely that people will be routinely tested for HIV and AIDS. The measure drops a requirement that patients fill out a form to have the tests. They only would have to give a doctor verbal consent to add HIV to other conditions for which they are being tested. SPERM CLEANSING – Legislation by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, allows sperm from a man with HIV to be used to artificially inseminate a wife or partner who does not have the disease if the woman consents and the sperm is processed to minimize the possibility of infection. IRAN INVESTMENTS – The state’s two giant public pension funds, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, will be prohibited from investing in companies that have defense- or nuclear energy-related business with Iran. The bill is by Assemblyman Joel Anderson, R-La Mesa. PHONY MUSIC – Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, is the author of a law that attempts to ensure that music fans who buy tickets to oldies concerts are not victims of deceptive advertising. The legislation requires performing groups to meet at least one of several standards to be able to legally use the name from the groups’ recording days. An example: The group must include at least one member who has the legal right to use the name. Bands also can avoid lawsuits by acknowledging they are a salute or tribute to the original recording group and had a name that did not confuse ticket buyers. GIFT CERTIFICATES – A law written by Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, allows shoppers to cash in gift certificates that have less than $10 left in value. Consumer advocates say that will prevent stores from benefiting from an “undeserved bonanza” generated by unexhausted gift certificates that stores have refused to trade for cash. — On the Net: www.assembly.ca.gov and www.senate.ca.gov160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Lighting up behind the wheel will become an expensive habit in California if there are kids in the car. Starting Tuesday, motorists could be hit with fines of up to $100 for smoking in a vehicle containing a child. The ban is among hundreds of changes in state law that take effect with the new year. Others include the second increase in the minimum wage in 12 months and measures to require more efficient lights, promote solar water heaters and ease the way for more homeless shelters. The smoking ban is the latest attempt by the state to shield people from the health risks created by breathing secondhand smoke. California already prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces, including taverns and restaurants, and within 25 feet of a playground.
Duncan played for the U.S. teams at the FIBA Americas qualifying tournaments in 1999 and 2003. Colangelo, who has said the team will include role players and not be simply a collection of superstars, plans to announce the first batch of camp invitees by the NBA All-Star break in mid-February. Mavericks’ Daniels out: Dallas Mavericks guard Marquis Daniels will miss at least two weeks because of a strained neck that has been slow to heal. Daniels was hurt Dec. 15 on a flagrant foul by Phoenix center Kurt Thomas. He missed the next two games, played one, then missed three more. He came back for four games, then re-aggravated the injury Thursday and hasn’t played since. “We just want to give it time to settle down,” Dallas coach Avery Johnson said before a game Saturday night against Minnesota. “That hit he took from Kurt Thomas was pretty, pretty hard. He tried to come back, but is still pretty sore.” Daniels is averaging 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 34.4 minutes over 27 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Houston Rockets forward Juwan Howard was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Saturday for shoving the basketball into the face of Toronto guard Mike James. James drove toward the basket and was fouled by Howard during the second quarter of Toronto’s 112-92 victory Friday night. The players exchanged words before Howard approached James and shoved the ball into his face. James was restrained by his teammates. Both received a technical, and Howard was ejected. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Jerry Colangelo, managing director of USA Basketball, said that Duncan’s agent, Lon Babby, had called with the news earlier this week. Because of the call, Colangelo did not meet with Duncan when the San Antonio Spurs came to town this weekend. Colangelo, chosen to form a team to bring the U.S. back to world prominence in the sport, is requiring players to make a three-year commitment. The commitment includes a training camp in July, probably to be held in Las Vegas, as well as exhibition games in China and South Korea leading up to the worlds in Japan in August. There will be another training camp next year, followed by another and more exhibition games prior to the 2008 Games in Beijing. Colangelo said has met with 15 to 18 players, and Duncan was the first to say he would not take part. Some, including Shaquille O’Neal, have said they were still considering it, while others, including Allen Iverson, have said they were willing to make the commitment. Duncan was part of the U.S. team that won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. He was selected for the U.S. team at the 2000 Olympics but had to withdraw with a knee injury. Howard will serve his suspension Sunday night when the Rockets host the Denver Nuggets. No Olympics for Duncan: San Antonio center Tim Duncan has officially notified USA Basketball that he will not be a part of the U.S. team that will compete at this year’s world championships and the 2008 Olympics.
The Regional Employment Service (RES) is funded by Donegal Local Development Company and has been managed and delivered by the Congress Centre for the Unemployed, Letterkenny since 1997.It is designed to meet the needs of the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups by providing information on the full range of employment, vocational training and education options available.The Regional Employment Service has a range of services, which will help you on the road towards employment. Having access to all state and community agencies we can help you apply for education, training courses and jobs.The following are among some of the services we offer:• Put together a professional C.V.• Fill out application forms. • Prepare properly for your interview.• Provide access to emerging job opportunities.• Outline the advantages of taking up employment.RES continually liaises with employers in the Donegal area offering them a free recruitment service. Over the past few months it has been brought to our attention the lack of supports available to employers throughout the DLDC catchment area.In response to this Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) in conjunction with the Regional Employment Service (RES) are hosting an information evening for new and existing employers. The objective of the evening being to give an overview of the supports available from the various agencies and a Human Resource expert will also give a presentation and be available to answer questions on the night. Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012Venue: Donegal Volunteer Centre (above Tobin’s Garage)Port Rd, LetterkennyTime: 7.30pm – 9.00pm Please note a sample of the topics to be covered on the night:• Introduction & overview of the night• Regional Employment Service supports• Revenue Job Assist• Job Bridge Programme• Department of Social Protection supports• Overview of the procedures to follow when taking on new employees.• Questions & AnswersFor further information please telephone the Michael Breslin (Regional Employment Service) 074 9128010 or Louise Brogan (Donegal Local Development) 074 9723368.FREE EMPLOYERS INFORMATION NIGHT TO ANSWER RANGE OF VITAL QUESTIONS was last modified: June 21st, 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)