Teenage Lazio star reveals he turned down Liverpool approach

first_imgTeen star Abukar Mohamed has revealed he held talks with Liverpool before joining Lazio.The 18-year-old midfielder moved to the Italian side for around £500,000 in January after impressing for Finnish club TPS this season.However, the Finland under-19 international has now admitted he could have ended up at Anfield instead after holding talks with the Reds.“I had a trial for Lazio for five days in January and it went well,” Mohamed told Swedish news outlet Svenskafans.“When I landed in Finland, my agent called and told me Lazio wanted to sign me.“I previously had contact with Liverpool, but then I negotiated only with Lazio. Everything happened very quickly.” 1 Abukar Mohamed in training with Lazio last_img read more

Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed insists he has £350m funds to buy Newcastle

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Newcastle fans believe their club should be aiming for more than just Premier League survival Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Mike Ashley (right) is keen to sell Newcastle And contrary to other reports, the group say they have provided proof of funds to relevant parties.Newcastle fans are desperate for unpopular owner Mike Ashley to end his turbulent 12-year reign at St James’ Park.On Monday, a statement released by the Bin Zayed Group said: “We can confirm that representatives of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan are in discussions with Mike Ashley and his team, about the proposed acquisition of Newcastle United Football Club. huge blow On Tuesday, Craig Hope, the north-east correspondent for The Daily Mail, told talkSPORT that Magpies fans should be ‘cautious’ about Sheikh Khaled’s buyout claims.It has also been claimed that he is yet to provide proof of funds to buy the Premier League.However, ChronicleLive say the Bin Zayed Group are adamant it is a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’ they complete a £350million takeover. deals Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Getty 2 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star no dice REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 shining tense gameday cracker “We view it as an honour to have the opportunity to build on the strong support, history and tradition of the club.“We have agreed terms and are working hard to complete the transaction at the earliest opportunity.”Newcastle are yet to comment on Sheikh Khaled’s proposed takeover. Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed insists he does have the £350million funds to buy Newcastle, according to reports.The Arab billionaire’s Bin Zayed Group have come under scrutiny in the last 24 hours regarding the authenticity of their takeover attempt. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REAL DEAL Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED last_img read more

Makayla Bowling, age 6, of Salem

first_imgMakayla Bowling, age 6, of Salem, Indiana, passed away on July 14, 2018 at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.She was born on February 8, 2012 in Scottsburg, Indiana. Survivors include her parents, Devin Bowling & Jackie (Horine) Bowling; brother, Elias Bowling; 2 sisters, Aubrey Bowling & Shona Lee Chambers; grandparents, Shona Bryant, Howard Bowling, Donald Jones, & Pamela Bowers; great grandparents, Wesley Soliday, Charlotte West, & Edna Lee Mattingly; 5 aunts, Dana Jones, Senna Bowling, Moriah Bowling, Megan Bowling, & Addie Bryant; 5 uncles, David Bowling, Green Bryant, Harrison Bryant, Benjamin Bryant, and Charley Russell; 2 great aunts, Cynthia Porter & Jessica McKinley; 3 great uncles, Stephen Cole, Earl Horine & Frankie Horine; several cousins; very close friends, Michael Hawley & Heide Hawley.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem.Viewing will be from 2-8 PM Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home.Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. Michael Hawley & Bronie Brown will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to funeral home to help with expenses.last_img read more

Picture Special: LYIT Open Day attracts pupils from near and far

first_imgLYIT was buzzing with action and conversation today for its 2018 Open Day.Over 1,500 post-primary pupils travelled to the Letterkenny campus on Thursday 22nd November to explore the many third level options open to them at the college.The vibrant open day was packed with live subject demonstrations, guided tours and tech displays. LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Ashika Kandel, Shannon McBride, Katie Lambe from Belfast at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Pupils from 27 Donegal schools and 45 schools outside the county came to visit the campus on a sunny winter’s day. One student came over from London, with another travelling from as far as Massachusetts in the US.An attractive study option is the Ireland Homecoming Study Programme at institutes of technology. This scholarship invites members of the Irish diaspora to study here at a reduced tuition fee of €7,500 per year. The programme is an popular option for international students with links to Ireland who want to enjoy a cultural education experience.It wasn’t just inquisitive young teens that roamed the corridors of the LYIT today, but mature and second-chance learners were welcomed to learn more about the LYIT options and facilities too.Cara Duncan and Éimear Bonner from Deele College checking out the Nursing and Social Work programmes at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Michael Hegarty, Ryan McColgan, and Oisin McLaughlin from Scoil Mhuire Buncrana at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Current students and lecturers were on hand to talk about the many degree courses on offer at the LYIT, at schools including Science, Nursing, Childcare and Social Care, Computing, Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Humanities, Law, Languages and Sport, Engineering, Business and Design. Prospective students learn about Civil Engineering from technician Brendan White at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Second year BA Fashion with Promotion student Amy McGowan works on her project at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Siobhan Howe, Education and Communications Officer with the LYIT Students Union, welcomed students visiting from everywhere from Carlow to Cork, Dublin and Belfast on Thursday.Siobhan said: “Today is about telling students basic information about accommodation, the services we provide and the clubs and societies here.“There is over 40 clubs and societies, from GAA to Badminton, to International Society to the Wellbeing Society.”Siobhan Howe from the LYIT SU at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Having come from Waterford herself, Siobhan explains that finding somewhere to live in Letterkenny is made easy thanks to the SU.She said: “There is always a race to find accommodation, but the union publishes an accommodation at the start of the year, so students have it and know registered places and where to find good landlords. “The Ballyraine campus is for first years, it’s great because there is security and a great way to meet new people if you don’t know anyone starting off.”Two open day sessions saw students soaking up the friendly atmosphere and enjoying workshops, talks, tours and competitions to get a flavour of third level education in Donegal. Check out more photos in the Donegal Daily gallery below.If you’re interested in studying at LYIT visit: www.lyit.ieSt Joseph’s Derry pupils check out the Danlan Sporting Facilities at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Demonstrating the BSC Computing projects at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018BA Fashion with Promotion lecturer Sharon Maxwell at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018St Joseph’s Derry students discover more about Cloud Computing – Conal McBride, Dean Golding, Kelvin Gallagher and Nathan Ball at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Second year Engineering Student Ciaran White demos his project at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Students find out about Engineering options at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Moville Community College pupils Evan Craig, Shane Grant and Conor McLaughlin at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Shannon Sullivan from the LYIT Welfare Committee at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Molly Maguire and Mya Alcorn from Loreto Letterkenny at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Careers Officer Catherine Lyster at LYIT’s 2018 Open Day, 22nd November 2018Picture Special: LYIT Open Day attracts pupils from near and far was last modified: November 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:LYITopen dayThird levellast_img read more

Report of suspicious man leads to charges

first_imgA man was released from court Sept. 12 with several conditions, including a daily curfew of 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.On Tuesday, shortly after 9 p.m., Chatham-Kent police officers responded to a report of a suspicious man around Hydro One on Maple Leaf Drive in Chatham.Officers soon found the man on the property hiding in the bushes.The man was arrested and, upon being searched, was allegedly found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine.The 56-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to comply and drug possession.He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.Domestic-related chargesPolice responded to a disturbance at a Ridgetown-area home, where it’s alleged an argument escalated into a physical altercation.A male suspect also allegedly kicked a woman’s car, causing about $700 damage.A 32-year-old Ridgetown man was arrested and charged with forcible confinement, assault, mischief under $5,000 and uttering threats. He was held for bail.Man accused of discharging fire extinguisherPolice responded to a Saturday morning disturbance at Thames Street apartment building.Police said a man allegedly discharged a fire extinguisher in an apartment occupied by two people. He fled the scene prior to police arrival.A 35-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged Tuesday night with mischief, assault with a weapon and two counts of administering a noxious substance. He was released with a court date.Warrant arrestsPolice found a man Tuesday wanted for an alleged break and enter and being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.The 61-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and released with a court date.Also on Tuesday afternoon, police found a man wanted for allegedly breaching his probation order and failing to attend court earlier this month.The 35-year-old Ridgetown man was arrested and held for bail.Crash under investigationEmergency crews responded to a single-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon on River View Line between Merlin Road and Jacob Road.The driver, a 70-year-old Leamington woman, allegedly lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and stuck a building, police said.She was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening. Total damage was estimated at $30,000.The collision remains under investigation.last_img read more

Eagles ready to put collapse behind them

first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay LATEST STORIES Prince picks up Ricci after ‘meltdown’ “We’d like to put our emotions aside,” added assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “We lost this game but we still have the opportunity to win a championship.”Although momentum may have swung to La Salle’s side, Ateneo thinks it still has a strong shot as the two fierce rivals fight for the crown in a do-or-die Game 3 at 4 p.m. this Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We have to be focused on Sunday,” said Arespacochaga. “We can’t look at [Game 2] and say sayang (what a waste). We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena also hopes the Eagles will be better equipped against a La Salle side that can easily flip the switch.“It’s a real lesson for us that it’s not over until it’s over,” said Ravena. “We got complacent in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s the kind of loss that could crush any team’s spirit. But it’s also the kind of loss that would, the Ateneo Blue Eagles hope, give them a fresh mindset.ADVERTISEMENT MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHcenter_img MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “We know that we’re tougher and we know we can handle that challenge against La Salle,” said Ateneo guard Matt Nieto. “We know we can trust in ourselves and we trust in our team. And of course, we trust in coach Tab (Baldwin).”Ateneo had looked all set to grab the UAAP championship—at least in the first half where the Blue Eagles erected a whopping 49-28 advantage—before La Salle turned the game around behind Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero for a 92-83 Game 2 triumph last Wednesday that leveled the series at 1-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDespite blowing a 21-point lead—and the chance to sweep the title series—the Eagles want to forget about the heartbreak and focus on their second try to bag the crown.“We won’t think about Game 2,” said Baldwin. “La Salle didn’t think about [their 76-70 loss in] Game 1 and they came out and played.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more

Pakistan pick Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Shah for T20 series against Sri Lanka

first_imgPakistan picked fast bowler Wahab Riaz for the two Twenty20s against Sri Lanka this month in hope he recovers from a hand injury in time. Fast bowler Ziaul Haq will replace Riaz in the 15-man squad if the left-arm fast bowler isn’t available for the T20s in Colombo on July 30 and August 1.Riaz injured his hand during the test series against Sri Lanka last month, and was ruled out of the ongoing five-match one-day international series. Riaz will start bowling from Friday under the supervision of National Cricket Academy coaches in Lahore, chief selector Haroon Rashid said in a statement on Wednesday.The squad also includes another experienced left-arm fast bowler, Sohail Tanvir, who impressed in the Caribbean T20 league. The selectors also kept faith in legspinner Yasir Shah, who played a key role in Pakistan’s victory in the test series against Sri Lanka.”Yasir has emerged as a strike bowler who takes wickets, and in T20I cricket a bowler having this ability is a big plus,” Rashid said.Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Nauman Anwar, Mohammad Hafeez, Mukhtar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz or Ziaul Haq.last_img read more

Force India could take time over second driver

first_imgForce India could take weeks to decide who partners Mexican Sergio Perez next season, deputy principal Bob Fernley said on Friday.The British-based Formula One team have one of the most desirable seats remaining on the grid after Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg decided to leave for Renault.There is no shortage of candidates but Fernley told reporters at the Mexican Grand Prix that there was no deadline either.”It’s (co-owner and principal) Vijay (Mallya)’s decision and we’ll start those discussions probably when we get back next week,” he said.”I think we’ll take our time, have a look at what offers are on the table, Vijay will make his decision and then well announce it.”Pressed further, he said it could be “next week or the week after or even the week after that.”Force India are currently fourth in the constructors’ standings with three races remaining, including Mexico, and on course for their best ever performance.Renault drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer have both been linked to Force India if they are not kept on as Hulkenberg’s future team mate.Manor’s Esteban Ocon and Pascal Wehrlein are both contracted to Mercedes, who provide Force India’s engines, and there has been paddock speculation that either could be promoted up the grid.Sauber’s Brazilian Felipe Nasr and Sweden’s Marcus Ericsson, who have yet to score a point for the Swiss team this season, have also hinted at an interest with the former considered a more likely prospect.Fernley said 2017, when the technical rules undergo sweeping changes, promised to offer Force India the chance of a “reasonably level playing field” for the first time.advertisement”I’m very optimistic that the team will be very competitive in 2017,” he said.last_img read more

How to Turn Donors into Fundraisers

first_imgWant to add new donors and more donations to your fundraising results this year?One of the best ways to expand your reach and attract new supporters is by tapping into the networks of your existing supporters with a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Here’s why: people are more likely to give when asked by a friend or family member, and thanks to the multiplier effect, these supporter-fundraisers will increase their lifetime value to your organization by giving and bringing new donations to your cause.So, how do you do it? How do you inspire donors to create personalized fundraising campaigns and raise money on your behalf? Here are 11 tips for turning donors into fundraisers.Make it easy.First and foremost, you must make setting up a peer fundraising page and asking friends to donate dead simple to do. The same rules apply for getting donors to give as they do for getting supporters to ask their networks to give to your cause. The easier it is to do, the more likely they will be to do it. Focus on removing any roadblocks for your supporters-turned-fundraisers.Offer portable outreach. Arm your supporters with pre-written emails and social media posts. Provide grab-and-go templates so your advocates can focus on reaching out to their friends.Be clear. Make sure you are clear on what you’re asking your supporters to do when you recruit them to be fundraisers. Make your instructions short and simple. If there are too many steps or complex requests, they’ll get confused and give up. Simplify their part of the process as much as possible, and if you can do some of the steps for them, even better.Be realistic. You want your goals to be exciting and motivating, but requests don’t feel do-able will just turn potential fundraisers off. Make your ask feel possible so your supporters can see they can succeed and make an impact for your work. If possible, share other fundraisers’ good results to illustrate that a successful campaign is achievable.Have the right tools. Having the right software in place makes these types of social fundraising campaigns a lot easier for you, and your fundraisers. Focus on tools that empower supporters, offer built-in sharing options, and make your fundraisers look good. Schedule a personalized tour of Network for Good’s peer-to-peer fundraising software and learn how you can easily create campaigns that will extend your reach and attract new donors.Make it relevant.Giving back is often very personal, for both donors and fundraisers alike. Reinforce this important tie to your work by making the idea of fundraising for your organization tailored to your supporters.Think about their connection with your cause. Some donors have an affinity for certain projects or programs, or they have a story that shares a unique perspective. When asking supporters to join as fundraisers, make sure you connect these preferences to the campaign you’d like them to help spread. If a donor has always supported your senior meal delivery program, tap them to start a fundraiser to help fund a new van to distribute even more meals.Personalize your request. Use the details you have in your donor database to personalize your invitation to participate. Yes, start with getting their name correct on the emails, but also include relevant details about their history with your organization and how this makes them the perfect fit for your fundraising team. A request that seems generic or worse, disconnected, won’t inspire donors to get involved.Make it about the impact.Everyone wants to know they’re making a difference, and your fundraisers are no exception. Get your advocates on board by illustrating the impact that their efforts will have.Show the big picture. Give prospective fundraisers a clear view of how their efforts will add to your bigger goal. What is the vision that your campaign will make a reality? Paint a picture of how your supporter-fundraisers will make a difference and include this in your recruitment communications.But also get specific. Now that you’ve set the vision, break down what each campaign, donor, and donation can do. This will help fundraisers and donors alike understand how they can achieve the goals you’ve set, one step at a time. Will $20 help feed a family for a day? Does a $2,000 fundraiser goal equal a new refrigerator for your food pantry? Let supporters know exactly how their gifts will be used so they can visualize their specific impact.Make it fun.Social fundraising campaigns can create a deeper connection with your supporters … and they’re fun! Don’t forget to use this fact when you recruit and motivate fundraisers for your projects.Leave room for personalization and creativity. Give your fundraisers ownership over their campaigns and allow them to customize their communications and fundraising pages with their photos, stories, and video. Not only does this make their efforts feel more personal, these individual touches will make donors more likely to give as it evokes their recognition and relationship with the fundraiser.Offer motivation. Keep your supporters going with updates on how the campaign is going and how their contributions are adding up. Check in with encouraging words and tips for making their outreach more effective. Don’t forget: a little competition among your fundraisers is healthy and can drive extra participation. Consider offering an incentive for the best campaigns or when fundraisers meet certain milestones.Create goals and deadlines. While you want your goals to be realistic (see above), you do want to set some targets and track milestones to help motivate your fundraisers and drive a sense of urgency. This helps your supporters stay engaged and can spur them on to encourage more donations.Network for Good’s peer fundraising software will help you do all of these things and more. You can create beautiful campaigns that inspire donors to fundraise on your behalf and motivate their networks to give to your organization.last_img read more