Saido Berahino’s proposed transfer to Tottenham could be out of West Brom’s hands, according to assistant manager Dave Kemp.Spurs have been linked with a move for the England under-21 international all summer and made an official bid for the player last week, which was promptly rejected by the Baggies.However, Kemp admits all the speculation has will have turned Berahino’s head and that the whether the move happens is not necessarily down to the club.“Saido’s been good in training, doing his work,” Pulis’ number two told Drivetime.“But you’re just sitting in the breakfast room and his name is coming up on the TV, linked with Tottenham, so your head is going to get turned.“He’s only a young lad but his attitude has been good. He’s a fabulous player and we’d be quite happy to keep him but these things get taken out of your hands sometimes.”
Dele Alli scored his first goal for England and what a spectacular goal it was in a 2-0 win against France.Wayne Rooney volleyed in the second in front of an emotional Wembley crowd where tributes were paid to those killed in the recent terror attacks in Paris.It was Tottenham midfielder Alli’s full debut and the 19-year-old impressed in what was England’s final game of 2015.Have a look at the goals below and click here to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s fantastic free-kick for Sweden against Denmark. 1 Wayne Rooney scores his volley against France
Tom Ince proved last night why he was once on the books of Liverpool with a breathtaking run and cool finish for Derby County.The former England Under-21s winger showed great composure to shimmy past three players before finishing past Frank Fielding in the Bristol City goal.Ince’s wonder goal was the first of three on Tuesday night as Derby romped to a 4-0 victory against the despondent City. It brings to end Ince’s goal drought that went back as far as early October.The result moves Derby up to third in the Championship, just two points off leaders Middlesborough and leaves the Robins one point and one place above the relegation zone.Check out Ince’s brilliant goal in the video above!
Bayern Munich are ready to go head-to-head with Manchester United in the race to sign Benfica ace Renato Sanches.talkSPORT told you last week that United failed with a deadline day bid for Sanches but will reignite their interest in the summer.And now, according to A Bola, Bayern are planning to land the 18-year-old, who is rated as one of the top young prospects in Europe.The German champions will send scouts to Portugal to keep track of Sanches’ progress in the second half of the season with a view to making a bid once the summer window opens.Benfica are keen to keep hold of the talent but it is understood an offer of around £45m will make them seriously consider cashing in on the midfielder. 1 Renato Sanches
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink Dietmar Hamann believes Guus Hiddink should be a contender for the permanent Chelsea job after the Blues’ turnaround since his appointment.The Dutchman returned to Stamford Bridge in December to heal the wounds left by axed boss Jose Mourinho.He took interim charge with the team sitting just one point above the relegation zone, quickly fixing Chelsea’s problems as the defending Premier League champions have been unbeaten since his appointment.The likes of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, Italy coach Antonio Conte and outgoing Manchester City chief Manuel Pelligrini have all been linked with the position since Mourinho’s departure.But Hamann believes Hiddink should be high on the club’s list of candidates thanks to the Chelsea’s remarkable improvement under his stewardship.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, Hamann said: “If you feel there’s nobody out there who really fits the bill, then why not [have Hiddink stay]?“At the moment Chelsea seem to be in a good place, performances and results have picked up, and Stamford Bridge seems to be a better place now Mourinho has gone.“It’s probably unlikely because there are a few contenders [for the job], but I wouldn’t rule it out completely.” 1
Marcelo Brozovic Arsenal have reignited their interest in Marcelo Brozovic after being told Inter Milan are willing to sell.The midfielder was the subject of interest from the Emirates in January after some eye-catching performances in Serie A this season.The Croatia international is currently on loan from Dinamo Zagreb until the summer, when his move to the San Siro will be made permanent.But, according to Tuttosport, once that has taken place Inter are immediately ready to cash in on Brozovic.The previous loan deal meant the Italian club had to buy the 23-year-old permanently – but they are keen to ship him out to fund a move for Sampdoria star Roberto Soriano.Brozovic is likely to command a fee of around £15m and there is also interest from Juventus. 1
Q uestion: I have a wonderful hardworking son. Given the nature of his work, he periodically is unemployed. What strikes me is that he is not worried. Money does not seem to be a major concern. Is this a generational difference or just a unique situation? If I were in his position, I would be a nervous wreck. I am 70 and my son, who is single, is 47. – S.L. Dear S.L.: You are not alone in reacting to such differences. Generations have their own set of expectations, perceptions, work style, comfort zones and concerns. Often referred to as Traditionalists, those in the silent generation were born between 1936 and 1945. S.L., this likely is your generation. The silents remember World War II from their childhood and stories of the Depression from their parents. They had superheroes as role models and generally expected experts to solve their problems. The majority were seeking stability. They wanted secure jobs and that led many to work for large corporations. Silents also were considered risk-averse and often chose careers in teaching and engineering. They were planners, with many planning their lives by the age of 20. As adolescents, they were considered the least rebellious and most conforming. They lived during a time of economic prosperity, low inflation and high employment. They also are the smallest generation in number. Baby boomers After the GIs returned from World War II, the birthrate exploded, producing 78 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. Unlike the silent generation, baby boomers lack childhood recollections of World War II. The leading-edge baby boomers were born during a time of economic prosperity, while the trailing edge faced recession and job competition. Baby boomers were activists, leading the way for the civil rights movement, the women’s movement and antiwar protests. William Strauss and John Howe, in their classic book, “Generations” (Harper Perennial, 1992), write: They “triggered America’s most furious and violent youth upheaval in the 20th century.” They were the Woodstock generation, known for sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – although a Gallup survey indicated only about half of baby boomers admit they indulged in drugs. The power of the boomers does not come from their generational identity but rather from their sheer numbers. Cheryl Russell, in her book, “The Master Trend” (Plenum Press, 1993), identifies key characteristics of baby boomers: “They did not select a mate; they mated.” They were slow to marry and didn’t necessarily commit for life. They depended on debt instead of savings, avoided civic duties and succeeded in almost everything they wanted out of life. They shocked the older generation by growing long hair, battled authority, spurned marriage and marched for peace. As the baby boomer generation matures, millions now seek meaning in life, take responsibility for others and their communities, and are redefining retirement. What does this mean in relationship to your son’s activities? Here’s one perspective: You are from the conservative silent generation, known to save for the future and value stability. Your son, born in 1960, is a trailing-edge baby boomer, possibly influenced by the norms of a competitive job market and frequent job changes. The baby boomer generation is one that was able to focus on itself with confidence. Fortunately, they did not experience hard times comparable to the GI generation, or the fear of instability experienced by the silent generation. Your influence may be outweighed by baby boomers’ strong sense of self, confidence as a free agent and knowledge that a stable, caring parent is there for them. S.L., best wishes on understanding and accepting the generational divide. And enjoy a special relationship with your son. Helen Dennis is a specialist in aging, with academic, corporate and nonprofit experience. Send her your questions and concerns in care of the Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077; or fax to 310-540-7581, or e-mail to email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHere are characteristics of just three generations: GI generation Members of the GI generation were born before 1936 and grew up during the Depression. They knew hard times. Many started saving for retirement more than 40 years ago and today are less likely to be in debt than the average household. The GI generation found stability by becoming the largest group of young homeowners. They gave a lot and also expect, and probably demand, the best health care and Social Security possible. They are committed to doing their duty, sacrificing for the common good; a truly civic generation. Tom Brokaw, in his book, “The Greatest Generation” (Random House, 1998), refers to this group as the generation that built modern America. Silent generation
Knock Airport.2014 has proven to be a record breaking year at Ireland West Airport Knock with Donegal passengers flocking to the airport. Knock Airport boasted numbers exceeding 700,000 for the first time in the airports 29 year history.In 2014, the annual number of passengers using the airport increased by over 38,000 to 703,324 – an increase of 5.7% on 2013 numbers. The Airport now serves over 20 International destinations and is served by three of Europes major International airlines, Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair.August 2014 also saw the airport experience its busiest ever month with a total of 102,774 passengers passing through the terminal – the first time in the 28 year history that over 100,000 passengers have used the airport in a calendar month.2014 saw a major increase in traffic to/from the UK, which represents the airports biggest market, with traffic up 9.4% on 2013 numbers.Particularly strong performers were Ryanairs London services to Stansted and Luton, which carried an extra 44,000 passengers (20% increase), whilst Aer Lingus’s London Gatwick service grew by 6%. Flybe services to Manchester and Birmingham, also performed strongly with passenger numbers up 9% across both routes.The strong increases on UK services highlights the importance of the Airport from a regional perspective in providing essential connectivity for leisure, tourist and in particular in providing increased frequencies to the London market for those commuting to and from London for work purposes.In addition a number of important safety and security upgrades were carried out at the airport in 2014 including the installation of an airport wide CCTV system.Costing €200,000, across the entire airport facility providing enhanced security and safety measures for passengers and staff at the airport, whilst a €1.7m upgrade of the Runway End Safety Area and aircraft turning circle was completed in 2014 to meet existing regulatory requirements.Commenting on the 2014 performance, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director at Ireland West Airport Knock told Donegal Daily, “We are delighted to have had a record year in 2014 with record numbers on almost all of our services, highlighting the airports importance as the main international gateway for the West & North West of Ireland and indeed the Wild Atlantic Way. “I would like to express our thanks to all our customers, stakeholders, tourism groups, local authorities and Govt representatives for their continued support in helping us to grow and develop essential international connectivity, that will lead to more jobs and prosperity for the people of the West and North West of Ireland.“I would also like to say a special word of thanks to the staff at the airport for their hard work and continued focus on ensuring the customer and passenger experience through the airport is both a safe and welcoming one’It was recently announced that 7 local authorities have approved in principle to take an investment in the airport. These include both Galway city and county councils together with Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon and Mayo– See more at: http://m.irelandwestairport.com/newsSingle.php?id=32#sthash.LR97fx4e.dpuf DONEGAL PASSENGERS HELP KNOCK AIRPORT WITH RECORD BREAKING YEAR was last modified: January 8th, 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:BusinessFeaturesfiguresKnock AirportnewsRecord-breaking
Vodafone users are up in arms.Vodafone users in West Donegal have slammed the network provider for what they’ve described as an ‘unacceptable service’ over the last number of months.Despite strenuous efforts by users to Vodafone customer service personnel – their pleas for the situation to be resolved seems to have fallen on deaf ears.A spokesman at the global communications giant have stressed that they have made efforts to upgrade the service. Some locals have already left the network provider, after finally resigning themselves to the fact the problems were never going to be sorted.Catherine O’Donnell posted on her Facebook timeline, “To Vodafone Ireland, well I finally plucked up the courage and left your network after having s**t coverage for nearly a year.”“I went with 3 perfect coverage. Happy days. Hope many more follow as you don’t deserve customers.”Another local man Gerry Reynolds also expressed that he too had also had enough of their service, and like Catherine switched networks. Gerry said, “I left last week after repeatedly emails, calls and tweets that fell on deaf ears joined the new ID network and perfect signal and even 4g – Vodafone stick it up your a**e.”“Everybody on Vodafone should move and then even when they do decide to do something about it they will have no customers left. “The problem preventing other locals from switching network providers, is due to the fact many customers are tied down to contracts with Vodafone.They’re unable to get out of the contract until it finishes.Theresa McGonagle wrote, “I’m waiting hard on contract to finish too so I can change. Vodafone is brutal, can’t wait to leave them. Pathetic Service.” Some locals are advising that by law they may be able to get out of their contracts earlier that the terms and conditions initially agreed.Nicole Logan wrote, “I left three months ago, I was still was in contract. “But because I complained so much (as much as I could without service!!) and they kept promising they would fix it, they didn’t meet their promises as a company so by law I could leave my contract.”“Brutal service!!” Earlier this week Michelle Magee wrote, “What the flook is going on with the Vodafone signal??“Signal has never been great but now all my phone says is constantly ‘No Service’ So much for upgrading the service…my ass! Aaaarrrgh”A spokesman for Vodafone Ireland told Donegal Daily, “We were upgrading and modernising our network in Dungloe last week which resulted in some disruptions for customers – Friday through Sunday last week.“However, the upgrades will now mean that our customers in the area will now have improved voice coverage and in addition, will have 3G and 4G data.“Overall there will be a much improved experience for customers in Dungloe.“The upgrade means that customers will experience benefits such as significantly improved voice calls and get data everywhere they currently can make a voice call.“In addition, they will also have access to 4G which gives superfast mobile data speeds. This will provide benefits such as seamless music streaming, watching videos without buffering and instant file and photo upload.“All effort is being made to keep disruptions to a minimum during the upgrades across Donegal with the ultimate aim of delivering a much improved call and data experience to customers.DONEGAL VODAFONE CUSTOMERS BLAST NETWORK PROVIDER FOR ‘PATHETIC’ SERVICE was last modified: October 20th, 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:donegalVodafone
4. Increase the quality up front – After a poor start, Diego Costa has improved considerably under Guus Hiddink, scoring nine goals and registering six assists since the turn of the year, yet he still looks short of his best. The biggest concern, though, has not only been the form of the Brazil-born striker, but the lack of alternative options at the club. While Costa wasnt firing, Willian chipped in but his goals have dried up. If its what Costa wants, Conte may consider selling Chelseas no.19. Either way, he has to bring in competition. And not ineffective loan signings like Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato. Antonio Conte is poised to take over at Chelsea this summer and we’ve taken a look at the problems he must address – click the arrow above to take a look at the issues awaiting the Italian 3. Determine Chelsea’s no.10 – who is their playmaker? – Along with central midfield, this role has been ever-changing in Chelseas season. The Blues have an array of attacking midfielders in their ranks, yet no single player can be labelled as their playmaker. Conte must determine who Chelseas no.10 is and begin to build a team around his attack. Is it Oscar? Willian? Cesc Fabregas? Is a new signing needed? Chelsea are missing a creative spark. 7 1. The academy – Conte must show belief in their youth setup – Its something that all of Chelseas recent managers bar perhaps those in an interim role have been told to address. But its now more of a pressing issue than ever, with patience from supporters thinning over the situation concerning their talented youth. Ruben Loftus-Cheek penned a new five-year contract at the end of February, yet he still firmly remains on the periphery of first team action. Either Chelseas coaching staff believe in Loftus-Cheek and their academy, for that matter or they dont. Conte has to make it clear where the club stand on their academy. 2. Tactical changes – Conte is renowned for his use of 3-5-2, and while three at the back is not suited to the Premier League, it suggests the Italian is unafraid of making bold tactical changes. Chelsea have been poor this season and that has largely been down to their underperforming midfield. Despite this being plainly obvious, however, neither Jose Mourinho nor current interim coach Guus Hiddink chose to tinker with their 4-2-3-1 shape. Conte should express courage in quickly implementing his style on the team, not being influence by what has been before. 5. Put an end to speculation over Eden Hazard – Its getting boring now. Chelsea supporters have begun to turn on the Belgium international and in part its because they simply dont know where he stands with the club. Does he want out? Is he eyeing Paris Saint-Germain? Have his injuries been authentic? These are the questions swirling around the newspapers and consequently the Stamford Bridge faithful. Conte has to put an end to it; either Hazards in or hes out. 7 7 7 7 7 7 Antonio Conte looks to be heading to Stamford Bridge.It has been confirmed the 46-year-old will leave his role as head coach of the Italy national football team in the summer, paving the way for him to be named as the next permanent Chelsea manager.While his contract will no doubt be lucrative, the job in the English capital isn’t quite as glamorous as it once was.After such a poor season, in which Chelsea have buckled in every competition, there are a number of major issues that need addressing.EXPERT EYE: WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CONTESo we’ve taken a look at seven things the former Juventus boss will have to tackle upon his arrival in south west London… 6. John Terry’s future and his replacement – While Conte remains manager of Italy, reports have suggested he could get to work with Chelsea before he jets off to France for the 2016 European Championship finals. He could, therefore, have a say on whether Terry stays or goes, with the former England internationals contract up in June. Even if the Blues captain is handed an extension, signing a long-term replacement will still be a priority for Conte.