1 Gareth McAuley was the hero as his brace put Northern Ireland one win away from a place at France 2016 after beating the Faroe Islands.McAuley gave the visitors the lead in the first half before Jóan Símun Edmundsson levelled the scores at half time.Edmundsson then saw red for a second yellow card before McAuley and Kyle Lafferty scored to put the men in green on the brink of qualification.Northern Ireland started strongly and found themselves a goal ahead after only 12 minutes when McAuley craned his neck to head in Oliver Norwood’s swooping cross to settle any early nerves.Some poor defending almost let the Faroe Islands back into the game as McAuley nearly turned villain after almost slicing the ball into his own net.The hosts grew into the game as the first half wore on and were rewarded after yet more awful defending from Northern Ireland.Stuart Dallas took too many touches, dallied on the ball for too long and had his pocket picked with Edmundsson finishing from close range after a smart pass was played across the six-year box.After half time Northern Ireland looked to restore their lead as Dallas – who was at fault for the goal – fired his shot over the bar.Norwood then tried his luck as he cut in from the flank but despite the promising position, he was unable to bag his first international goal and dragged his shot wide.Edmundsson then picked up his second yellow card of the match after 65 minutes when he slid into a challenge with Norwood late when stretching for the ball leaving the referee with no option and Michael O’Neill’s side with a fantastic chance to get the three points.And it did not take long for the men in green to make the numerical advantage count as, on 71 minutes, McAuley finished for his second of the night with another header, this time from Chris Brunt’s free kick.Lafferty, who was playing in his first game of the season, got Northern Ireland’s third of the night just four minutes later after a lovely pull back from Josh Magennis.The victory means that Northern Ireland will make certain of their place at next year’s tournament with a win against Hungary on Monday. Gareth McAuley
Moussa Sissoko Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has revealed he wants to play in the Champions League – but is committed to the club for now.The France international has been linked with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in the past but stayed put in the summer.The 26-year-old has now revealed he wants to play in the Champions League, even though he is content at St James’ Park for now.“I hope to play in the Champions League one day. Newcastle did everything to keep me [in the summer],” Sissoko told Canal+.“Yes of course [I want to continue with Newcastle], I have a contract with them and I want to continue. Lots of things could happen but I leave my agent to deal with all that.“We are not in the right position in the league, we know it.” 1
1 On a night with eight home wins and three draws, here are the results in full:Birmingham 0-0 BlackburnBrentford 0-2 HullBristol City 1-0 WolvesBurnley 3-1 FulhamDerby 1-0 QPRIpswich 2-0 BoltonLeeds 1-0 CardiffMiddlesbrough 1-0 RotherhamMK Dons 1-0 CharltonPreston 1-0 Nottingham ForestSheff Wed 0-0 BrightonReading 2-2 Huddersfield Alex Mowatt’s stunning long-range strike helped Leeds secure a first win under Steve Evans, when they beat Cardiff 1-0 at Elland Road.The Whites faced a Cardiff side who they have struggled to beat in recent years, with their last victory against the Bluebirds coming way back in 1984.With captain Sol Bamba suspended and Tom Adeyemi ineligible against his former club, Evans was forced into making changes for the visit of Russell Slade’s men.An uneventful first half saw Leeds gather momentum before the break, with forward Chris Wood shooting wide before his glancing header should have beaten goalkeeper David Marshall.Cardiff grew into the game in the early moments of the second half, before Mowatt’s moment of quality proved decisive. Mowatt found himself 25 yards out with no real options, so the 20-year-old academy product arrowed a 25-yard thunderbolt past Marshall, who could only watch it sail past him.Wood found himself one-on-one and he rounded the goalkeeper before firing into the side-netting and Cardiff continued to press, but the Whites held on for their first home win since March.Elsewhere, a late goal sealed three points for Hull, to put them top of the Championship with a 2-0 victory over Brentford.There were few first-half chances before the game came to life in the 63rd minute, as Andrew Robertson put CIty ahead from a narrow angle.With the match tight at Griffin Park, Harry Maguire’s desperate shot was spilled by David Button and Sam Clucas followed up to fire home after 87 minutes, to put the Tigers joint-top.Early pace-setters Brighton stayed level on points with Steve Bruce’s side, as they drew their third consecutive game, this time in a 0-0 contest at Sheffield Wednesday.Andre Gray showed his worth at Burnley, as the £9million striker netted twice in Burnley’s 3-1 win over Fulham.Gray, who signed from Brentford in the summer, scored a brace for the third match running before Ross McCormack continued his good form when he pulled one back for the Cottagers. Matt Taylor’s late strike secured the win, moving the Clarets up to second.Summer signing Stewart Downing scored his third goal since returning to Middlesbrough, as they beat Neil Redfearn’s bottom side Rotherham 1-0.Derby’s momentum under Paul Clement continued when Andreas Weimann’s second-half goal gave them an eighth win in ten matches, beating Chris Ramsey’s QPR 1-0 at the iPro Stadium.Strugglers Bristol City and MK Dons opened up the gap between the relegation places with 1-0 wins over Wolves and Charlton respectively.Sixth-place Birmingham extended their winless run to three matches as Gary Rowett’s men were held 0-0 at home to Blackburn.Reading are without a win in four matches now, after their 2-2 draw with Huddersfield Town at the Madjeski. The Royals came from behind twice, with Oliver Norwood and Ola John on target for the hosts. Jamie Paterson and Nahki Wells netted for the Terriers, who host Leeds in a West Yorkshire derby on Saturday.18-year-old Arsenal loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles scored his first professional goal for Ipswich, as his and Brett Pittman’s strikes helped the Tractor Boys to a 2-0 victory at home to out-of-form Bolton.And finally, Eoin Doyle’s second-minute strike proved enough as Preston defeated Nottingham Forest 1-0. Alex Mowatt was on target for Leeds in their win over Cardiff
1 Ajax starlet Richario Zivkovic has taken a swipe at Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo by claiming – ‘I’m better than you!’Sanogo joined the Dutch club on loan in August and has endured a tough start to life in Holland.He has played just 47 minutes of league football and was widely derided when a video of him missing chance after chance in a friendly against Almere went viral.And now Zivkovic, who is on loan at Willem II for the season, has stuck the boot in.The highly rated 19-year-old, who has scored twice in 12 games so far, says he should have been given the chance to prove himself at Ajax – instead of Sanogo.Zivkovic told ELF Voetbal: “Am I better than Sanogo? Yes!“I was already gone when Sanogo came in. But then Kolbeinn Soghtorsson left.“I wanted to compete with Arek Milik for the first striker position.“I did not want to be a second striker with no prospect of being a first striker.” Yaya Sanogo
11 11 Chelsea host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League tonight.PSG travel to the English capital with a 2-1 lead, though their Premier League opponents grabbed the ever-so crucial away goal in the first-leg at the Parc des Princes. In light of the hotly-anticipated clash, we’ve taken a look at the current form and fitness of both squads, putting together a combined XI.Diego Costa or Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Eden Hazard or Edinson Cavani?Check out who has made talkSPORT’s line up by clicking the arrow above. 1. Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) – check out the remaining 10 players to make the combined XI by clicking the arrow above 3. Centre back: Thiago Silva (PSG) 9. Attacking midfield: Willian (Chelsea) 6. Centre midfield: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) 11 4. Centre back: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) 11 8. Right wing: Angel di Maria (PSG) 7. Centre midfield: Thiago Motta (PSG) 11 2. Right back: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) 11 11 11 11. Striker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) 11 5. Left back: Maxwell (PSG) 10. Left wing: Lucas Moura (PSG) 11 11
This year’s lineup of concept cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show all look different but share a common styling cue.Unlike previous years, designers’ imaginations didn’t run wild – the 12 models on display look like a car you would likely encounter on the road.And that’s by design because some of them indeed are headed for the showroom floor.Most of the models would earn an environmental merit badge, too. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Here’s a sneak peek of what you will see. Audi Cross Cabriolet Audi unveils the Cross Cabriolet quattro, and this concept sports an eye-popping sunset-copper paint job. It’s a two-door, four-seater that the company said “combines the genes of a typical dynamic soft-top convertible with the all-around qualities of of a fully-fledged SUV.” It gets an eco-seal of approval, too, because the pop comes from an ultra low emission engine that delivers 240 horsepower. Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Chevrolet’s entry is the Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle that’s part of a market test. GM developed a real-world vehicle that’s fully functional and can carry up to four occupants and their stuff. Top speed is 100mph. The Equinox has been crash-tested and is designed to meet all applicable 2007 U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the company said. Chrysler Nassau Chrysler’s entry looks like it’s ready to roll off the show floor on to Figueroa Street. It’s designed to look small. The four-door model is built on a full-size wheel base but looks more compact than a Chrysler 300C of similar size. Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hyundai’s concept signals a radical departure for this maker on two fronts – product and target market. It’s a rear-wheel drive two-plus-two sports coupe scheduled to hit the market in 2009. Earlier this year, the company introduced a concept Genesis sedan. With the coupe, the company wants to appeal to driving enthusiasts.Styling touches include a Ballistic Black carbon fiber hood, roof and ground effects for reduced weight. Strong hints of what the production version will feature are hinted at in its “Z” bodylines and dramatic curves. Hyundai Veloster This concept car features a play on words. The name is a combination of velocity and roadster. It’s a sporty-looking two-plus-two with a panoramic glass roof. This concept has a retro interior featuring an iPod dock, which is common on lots of models now. The start button is on top of the shifter nob. Kia KND-4 This is a concept crossover that showcases hints at the styling touches and technologies that will appear in future Kias. It’s powered by a 2.2-liter VGT diesel engine that drives all four 20-inch wheels.The four-seater features floor, dashboard and door trim panels in metallic finish, indirect lighting, Bluetooth compatibility and a next-generation Active-Matrix, an Organic Light Emitting Diode display screen that’s ultra thin with an ultra-wide viewing angle. The entertainment system also plays Blu-ray DVDs. Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Mercedes-Benz, which has several hybrid vehicles in development, brought the S400 hybrid to the show for its debut. It’s an advance look at the 2009 model.This vehicle is a “mild” hybrid that achieves a modest improvement in milage. Generally, these cars have oversized starter motors that allow the engine to be turned off whenever the car is coasting, braking or stopped. It can restart quickly and cleanly. Mercedes is using lithium instead of nickel metal hydride batteries. In addition to a 20-horsepower electric motor, the car has a 275-horsepower gasoline V-6. Mitsubishi Concept-cX Mitsubishi’s entry, the Concept-cX, is a stylish version of a small sport utility vehicle.It features a new 1.8-liter clean diesel motor connected to a Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmissioncq. Mitsubishi maintains the Concept-cX achieves high levels of road performance while still being an environmentally sensitive off-roader. Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Porsche’s concept car will be a production model by the end of the decade, and it’s supposed to trim fuel consumption by about 15 percent, the company says. But it will drive like a regular Cayenne.The full-hybrid system, which will use a gasoline internal-combustion engine and an electric motor that will operate independently or jointly, is being developed with Volkswagen Group.Suzuki Makai Of all the concepts at the show, this one looks the most, well, conceptual. The others you might see on the road. This one probably not, and that’s too bad because it is sooo California cool. The car is based on the new 2008 Sport, and it has an open body to let all the sun, rain, wind and snow in that any adventurous driver could want.Stowing surf boards is no problem either because they can attach to the front windscreen frame and rear roll bar. And the aluminum seat frames wrapped with leather like straps are certainly edgy. But they look better suited for the patio, pool or beach. Volkswagen space up! blue Volkswagen unveiled the space up! blue car, the world’s first with a high-temperature fuel cell, which the company says performs better than the low-temperature variety. The car can be refueled by plugging it into a socket, which offers 65 miles of quiet motoring. Add the fuel cell’s charge, and the range is extended by 155 miles. Volvo ReCharge Concept Volvo’s concept entry probably has the coolest wheels at the show. They are a vivid green.The ReCharge Concept was developed at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center – the company’s think tank is in Camarillo.This is a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit.It can travel about 100miles on a charge before the car’s four-cylinder Flexifuel engine kicks in to power the car and recharge the [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
HISTORIC: Architect buying Van Nuys landmark vowing to preserve a bit of the past. When the historic library in Van Nuys was put on the auction block recently, most community members were pessimistic about the future of the 81-year-old building. Many feared that the building – which housed the first library in the area and later the fire department before it was boarded up and abandoned – would turn into another office building in an area already jammed with commercial space. But Tony Nasr, who paid $1.52 million for the building, says his plans for the 1926 building don’t include either demolition or remodeling. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The key is to keep the building as is or refresh it a little,” Nasr said. The architect is expecting to close escrow on the property by mid-December. And he said he can’t wait to delve into the old building and start uncovering what he considers to be its hidden treasures. “The first thing I am going to do is rip the carpet out,” he said. “I am sure there has to be hardwood floors under there. “I am also looking for the original light fixtures. Those fluorescent lights will also be gone soon.” Outside of renovating the bathrooms, Nasr said he has no intention of messing with what he considers to be aged perfection. The almost 15-foot-high ceilings will be kept intact, as well as the intricate Mexican stamping and ornate corner details that line the roof. The wooden beams will be polished and a special treatment will be given to the forest carving above the indoor fireplace that Nasr plans to use as a focal point for his open-air floor plan. Nasr, who attributes his affinity for history to his Lebanese upbringing, said he is even open to the idea of housing the burgeoning Museum of the San Fernando Valley in the 2,000 square feet he plans to restore as rental space. Gerald Fecht, president of the museum, said the board of directors had been eyeing the library property ever since it vacated its former Valley College location with intentions of finding its own location. The library would be a perfect locale for the museum because of its location in the heart of the Van Nuys Civic Center and its proximity to public transportation, Fecht said. “The library, for literally thousands of people, represents so much. It was a place where kids did their research and some very important writers used it, too,” he added. “We would like to see that library be a cultural beacon, but if it’s not available, we will continue our struggle somewhere.” Whatever the final results, Nasr said it is a priority for him to find the perfect tenants. “They have to share my vision of the building,” he said. “It will probably take me a little bit of time, but I hope I have enough money to do this exactly like it should be done.” [email protected] 818-713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The official launch takes place today of the Donegal Diaspora website.The launch will take place at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny and will be performed by Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Frank McBreartyThe Donegal Diaspora Project has been set up to reach out and engage with Donegal’s global community, its “Pobal Domhanda.” This network, from Boston to Bombay and from Ardee to the Antarctic, is made up of people with a connection to Donegal, no matter where they may be living.And the website, www.donegaldispora.ie is a gateway into all that is happening in DonegalCounty Manager Seamus Neely said the website is a means of our reaching out to and connecting with our broad Donegal Diaspora in all parts of the world.“The Donegal Diaspora Project has been established to reach out to this broad community for mutual benefit. Our Donegal County Strategy defines our Donegal Community as comprising not only of those who live in the county, but also those who have a connection to or interest in Donegal, no matter where in the world they may be living. “This Donegal global community, our “Pobal Domhanda” is made up of people who have left the country in recent times, of descendants of those who have left over past decades and centuries and of those who have developed an interest in the county for one reason or another. I trust that you will find this website to be useful and informative and that it will provide you with a link to County Donegal,” he said. DONEGAL DIASPORA WEBSITE TO BE LAUNCHED TODAY was last modified: February 5th, 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:County Manager Seamus NeelyDonegal diasporawebsite launch
BUSINESS: Management at The Base Enterprise Centre have launched an intensive new business course which is aimed at those interested in starting their own business. Aimed at: People thinking of starting their own business or in the early stages of start-up who can demonstrate that they have a well-researched business idea and that they are capable of commercialising.Objectives: On successful completion of the programme participants should have a sound knowledge of the essentials of business start-up, have developed a business plan and be in a position to go about their start-up in an effective way PROGRAMME CONTENT:The principal skills needed to start‐up and run a businessBusiness PlanningMarketingLegal considerationsRegistering Your BusinessFinancial ManagementPersonal and Time ManagementFinancesEmploying PeopleMentoring: Programme includes up to 4 hours one-to-one mentoring. The mentoring can be providing during the training programme or following its completion.Duration: The programme will be delivered one day/week over 6 weeks from 9:30am- 4:30pmIn The BASE Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar, on the following dates: 03/09/201510/09/201517/09/201524/09/201501/10/2015 09/10/2015Cost: The cost of the course is €100.00. Refreshments are provided and each participant will be given a hard-copy of all training documents, as part of a training pack.This includes all handouts, presentations, sample Plans, case studies, etc.If you are interested in attending the ‘Start your own business programme’ in The BASE contact us today Email: [email protected] or phone Mob: 087 607 5555Ruth Graham who is now an Associate member of The BASE Enterprise Centre has this to say about the programme “The ‘Start Your Own Business’ programme far exceeded my expectations. The rather loose business idea I started out with became refined as the weeks progressed and I gained practical knowledge on how to make my idea into a reality.Not only was it invaluable in preparing my business plan, but I also became more confident and finished the course feeling not only well-prepared, but EXCITED to start my new journey into business!”Thomas M. Cullen B.C.L. , B.L. , M.B.A.t/a Abacus Business CoachingSpecialist in Business Start Up’s and Organisational DevelopmentThomas has for the last 12 years ( 2003 to 2015 ) been a self-employed free-lance Business Coach , Lecturer and Trainer. Prior to 2003 his work focussed on Business Management and Human Resources holding senior positions up to and including Managing Director for Private Company’s and a Director within a Public Company.Cumulatively Thomas has 30 years academic and vocational experience with both indigenous and multinational organisations in a variety of managerial positions.Thomas has worked throughout the country delivering a variety of programs related to enterprise development and entrepreneurship. Thomas is the principle trainer and mentor for the BASE Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar “Start Your Own Business” programme.THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE LAUNCH BUSINESS COURSE AIMED AT START-UP COMPANIES was last modified: August 13th, 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:Businessnews