Former West Ham captain has revealed to talkSPORT that he is planning to stay in London as he begins his search for a new club.The midfielder left Upton Park by mutual consent this week after being told he couldn’t be guaranteed first-team football by new manager Slaven Bilic.But Nolan insists his exit was on good terms and was happy to leave and allow the boss to start planning the Hammers’ future.“I think everyone was a bit surprised, but it’s the best thing for both parties, really,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s been a fantastic time for me at West Ham, I’ve really enjoyed it. The club has been fantastic to me and I think I’ve done a great job for them, but it’s important now to look to the future now.“Me and Slaven sat down over the last few weeks and decided the best thing for both the club and myself was for me to move on and for him to put his stamp on his team.“I’m happy to get out of the way for him to do that. I think he deserves that chance and I’m hoping West Ham do really well.”Asked if he had any plans for his next venture, the midfielder revealed he is putting family first and is eager to remain in the capital.“I’m going to take a few days now and sit back and look at my options. I’m quite willing to do anything, but it’s got to be right for me and the family,” he added.“I think I’m going to stay down in London, my kids are settled here.“Hopefully something will happen soon. I want to get back in and hopefully over the weekend I’ll all be a bit clearer.”
Championship: Huddersfield 0-3 Leeds – Victory in West Yorkshire derby gives Steve Evans back to back wins
1 Leeds secured a fourth straight victory over West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield and back-to-back wins for the first time this season to lift some of the gloom hanging over the club.Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood both struck in first-half stoppage time as Leeds seized the initiative at the end of the first 45 minutes and Alex Mowatt crashed home a third goal nine minutes into the second period of a 3-0 triumph.Victory is Leeds head coach Steve Evans’ second in five games in charge and gives fans something to cheer as the on-going saga revolving around embattled chairman Massimo Cellino and whether he is going to sell the club rumbles on.Town’s new head coach David Wagner, watching from the stands before starting on Monday, will consider his new club unlucky to have been on the wrong end of such a scoreline, with Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestre producing fine saves to deny substitute James Vaughan and Harry Bunn.Leeds were dealt a blow in the 18th minute when defender Liam Cooper was stretchered off after colliding with team-mate Scott Wootton. Sol Bamba, surprisingly named on the bench after serving a one-game ban, stepped in to replace him.Midfielder Luke Murphy came to Leeds’ rescue in the 25th minute when Joe Lolley was poised to pounce on a loose ball in the penalty area and Bunn forced a low diving save from Silvestre after racing on to a neat flick in the area.Referee Graham Scott added eight minutes of added time at the end of the first half and after Wootton was lucky not to have been given a second yellow card for his foul on Town substitute Emyr Huws, who had replaced the injured Philip Billing, Leeds struck twice in the space of two of them to snatch control.Out of nowhere Leeds strung together a sweeping move as Wood set Stuart Dallas free down the right and the winger’s raking cross was turned home first time by Antenucci in the fifth minute of added time.Leeds struck again two minutes minutes later. Antenucci pounced on Town defender Martin Cranie’s dithering and – after rounding goalkeeper Joe Murphy – cut the ball back for Wood to steer home from eight yards.Town’s response at the start of the second half lifted the home fans. Lolley fired straight at Silvestre, defender Murray Wallace headed wide and both Bunn and Kyle Dempsey rattled in shots on target.But Town were staring at a three-goal deficit in the 54th minute when Mowatt, whose spectacular effort clinched Leeds victory against Cardiff in midweek, lashed in another fine finish from the edge of the area in front of the away following.Town’s perseverance will have impressed former Borussia Dortmund II coach Wagner. Lolley went close after a mazy run and Wallace headed a corner just wide, while Bunn and substitute James Vaughan saw goal-bound shots brilliantly saved by Silvestre.Midfielder Dean Whitehead’s thunderbolt was inches away from reducing Town’s deficit before Leeds substitute Jordan Botaka’s angled shot was turned away by Murphy at full stretch.In time added on, Dempsey’s wayward pass inside the area to Vaughan, who would have had a tap-in, summed up Town’s day. Alex Mowatt
A CREDITORS’ meeting has been called during the Easter holidays for people owed money by Beetroot, the Letterkenny restaurant which went bust last week.Donegaldaily.com understands that a large number of people from throughout County Donegal have gift vouchers for the restaurant which they were unable to redeem before the shutters were pulled down last Wednesday.They can attend the meeting as unsecured creditors. It will take place on Easter Tuesday, April 26th at 9am at Gallagher’s Hotel in Letterkenny. We understand that some vouchers for the restaurant were actually bought on the day it closed.However it is not unusual, we have been told, for a creditors’ meeting to take place on what for many people is a holiday.The registered address for Beetroot Limited is Drumacanoo, Churchill, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.The company last filed accounts in April 2010. RESTAURANT CLOSURE: CREDITORS MEETING CALLED OVER EASTER was last modified: April 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Beetrootclosedcreditors meetingEasterletterkenny
A Falcarragh-based technology firm has secured €1m funding for a new food safety product.Kelsius, which also has offices in Belfast, says it secured funding with the Quinn (formerly Superquinn) Family investing alongside existing investors Enterprise Equity Northern Ireland and the Western Development Commission.The investment round will enable the Company to build on the significant market traction generated by its evolutionary new Food Safety solution, FoodCheck™. Kelsius has completed a new VC-led investment round injecting €1 million of capital into the Company. Eamonn Quinn (former Deputy Chairman Superquinn) has joined the board as non-executive chairman. Existing shareholders, Enterprise Equity Northern Ireland, the Western Development Commission and angel investor Art McGann also participated in the funding round.Kelsius supplies technology based automation systems for food and drug safety and regulatory compliance to the food services industry and the healthcare [hospital] sector. The tech company raised this latest round in order to fund its go-to-market plan for its revolutionary new product, FoodCheck™.FoodCheck combines wireless sensor technology for food temperature monitoring and recording with an intuitive tablet PC-based application which also facilitates the management and recording of hygiene related tasks.FoodCheck is undergoing trials with a number of major UK and Irish food services and retail companies at present. Commenting on the investment, Eamonn Quinn said: “Management of food safety is a constant task, no matter what other priorities are facing the business – we all know the consequences when things go wrong.“The Kelsius FoodCheck system applies modern technology for the first time to the task of food safety management. I believe FoodCheck will make retailers’ lives easier while improving standards in a transparent and cost effective way.”Kelsius CEO Ultan O’Raghallaigh said today: “Getting the endorsement of the Quinn family, with their track record over many years in the food industry, is probably as important for Kelsius as the financial investment.“FoodCheck has gained significant traction in the market since its launch in April of this year and is being evaluated and trialled by a number of international food services organisations.”Kelsius supplies products to the pharmaceutical, food services and the healthcare sectors. FoodCheck combines wireless sensor technology for food temperature monitoring and recording with a tablet PC-based application which can also manage and record hygiene related tasks.€1M FUNDING BOOST FOR FALCARRAGH FIRM KELSIUS was last modified: November 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:€1M FUNDING BOOST FOR FALCARRAGH FIRM KELSIUS
Mark Noble says a top four finish for West Ham cannot be ruled out, given the crazy nature of this Premier League campaign.The sixth-placed Hammers are currently eight points behind Arsenal, who occupy the final Champions League qualification place, having played a game less.It will take an almighty effort to make up the ground with four matches left to play but, with pre-season relegation favourites Leicester riding high at the top, Noble is hoping his side can pull of a remarkable shock of their own.The West Ham skipper, speaking at the Olympic Stadium ahead of the Hammers’ switch from Upton Park, said: “We have had an amazing season. Some of the results we have had have been fantastic and we have given the fans a real good goodbye to Upton Park.“It is a tough ask [to finish in the top four] with the teams we have got in front of us but this league is so crazy we can go and win the last four games and maybe slip in.“We are going to look forward to West Brom on Saturday and will go and enjoy it. We have put ourselves in an amazing position where we can go into games and we have got our flair players who can go and enjoy themselves.“Hopefully we can win the games we have left and have a right push at the end of the season.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSpirit’s solar panels, shrouded by a layer of fine dust from July’s planetwide dust storms, are collecting less than half the sunlight hitting them. By the depths of winter, that number is expected to drop even further, Callas said. There is little hope of reprieve. On Mars, winter is not a windy season, so the dust layer will likely coat Spirit for many months to come. Without enough power from sunlight, Spirit’s heaters – its only line of defense against temperatures as low as 130 degrees below zero Fahrenheit – cannot run. PASADENA – It is fall in Mars’ southern hemisphere. With every new day, the sun arcs lower across the horizon and the cold and dark creep farther north over the red Martian soil. Although some of Mars’ robotic explorers are unaffected by the changing seasons, the coming winter could spell the end of the rover Spirit’s slow sojourn across the Red Planet’s surface. “This will be the toughest winter for Spirit. This will be the greatest challenge since she landed (in early 2004),” said John Callas, project manager for the rovers at JPL in Pasadena. JPL engineers are now driving the rover to the edge of the feature known as Home Plate, where they can park it for the next several months with its solar panels turned as far toward the sun as possible. They have already conceded, however, that they will have to turn off the heater protecting one instrument used to study minerals, and will possibly have to turn down another heater, allowing Spirit’s electronics to drop to minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 55 degrees Celsius). “The rover’s electronics were tested to minus 55 degrees Celsius,” Callas said, but “the minus-55 testing was done with a brand-new rover. These rovers are now four years old. There is a risk that if we allow the rover to get colder, things could break.” Spirit will have to survive until the winter begins to lift in July before engineers can be confident it will live to see another spring. But elsewhere around Mars, the news isn’t so grim. “Opportunity is doing great,” Callas said. “Power is not an issue for Opportunity because she’s closer to the equator and doesn’t have nearly as much dust on her arrays,” he said. Unlike Spirit, Opportunity will not have to hibernate to conserve energy but will instead continue its investigations of Victoria Crater. Already, it has visited two of three layers in the intriguing bright band of rock circling the crater’s inside like a bathtub ring. “We could finish up our activities there and be out within a couple months,” Callas said. And, from high above the Martian surface, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) continues to dazzle scientists with the high-resolution images it captures of the planet below. For eight months this year, it watched as spring crept over the south pole, transforming the creased and rutted terrain known as the Cryptic region. With MRO’s observations, JPL planetary scientist Candice Hansen said, scientists were able to show that the scarred landscape was caused as sun pierced the translucent ice caps, made not of water but of dry ice – frozen carbon dioxide. With the sun warming the soil below, the bottom of the ice layer turned to gas, building up pressure beneath its frosty cap. When the gas finally forced its way through the ice, it carved channels into the ground as it rushed outward and jetted fans of dust and dry ice onto the surface. “The interesting thing is that we have nothing like this on Earth – nothing,” Hansen said. The shapes etched into the ground, called araneiform or “spiderlike,” come in many varieties. “There are spiders that link up to each other. There’s spiders that don’t link up to each other. There’s circular spiders, there’s elongated spiders. There’s shallow ones, there’s deep ones,” she said. From above, it makes the martian surface look like lizard skin, or like lace. With spring now coming to Mars’ north pole, MRO’s powerful cameras will soon study whether the same features exist there, as well. There are big plans for Spirit, too. Earlier this year, the intrepid explorer unearthed soil so rich in silica “it’s really strong evidence that this area we were traversing over was either the source of a hot spring or the source of some volcanic fumarole,” said Bruce Banerdt, JPL’s rover project scientist. The find was particularly interesting because “these areas on Earth are places where we find very vigorous biological activity,” he said. Since then, the rover’s panoramic camera has spotted other areas to the south similar in appearance to the area now nicknamed “Silica Valley.” “We’re hoping to go south and investigate some of these areas where we see some of these knobby outcrops,” Banerdt said. But first, Spirit’s biggest challenge will be just to survive the Martian winter. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
PASADENA – Warren Dorn, the “boy mayor” of Pasadena who went on to serve 16 years on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, died Tuesday. He was 87. Dorn was an early and avid smog fighter, setting up anti-smog committees and enlisting Caltech scientists in the clean-air cause. Later in life he served as mayor of Morro Bay. He died of pneumonia at a hospital in nearby San Luis Obispo, said his daughter-in-law, Irene Dorn. Dorn was elected to the Pasadena Board of City Directors (now called the City Council) at the age of 31. He served as mayor of Pasadena from 1955 to 1956. “With Warren Dorn’s death, Pasadena loses one of its most engaging and enthusiastic supporters,” said Mayor Bill Bogaard. “He loved this city and took pride in the many positive contributions that he made in his role as council member and mayor.” Dorn was born in Pasadena in 1918. He attended Jefferson Elementary School, John Marshall Junior High School, and John Muir High School. A contemporary of Jackie Robinson, Dorn knew the future Hall of Famer as a child, when both were members of the Pepper Street Gang. Though it was primarily interested in sports, the gang occasionally dabbled in petty theft. “We all looked up to Jackie because he could hide in a storm drain, run out on a golf course and get a ball, and get back faster than the rest of us,” Dorn told author Harvey Frommer for his 1982 book, “Rickey and Robinson.” “That’s how we got our Coke money – and he could get oranges and a bunch of grapes so fast that he never got caught.” Dorn enrolled in Pasadena Junior College, now Pasadena City College, and got his degree from Santa Barbara State College in 1941. He worked as a school teacher and a Realtor before running for local office in 1949. Smog was “the evil that he wanted to address,” said John Crowley, a former Pasadena mayor who knew Dorn for 56 years. “He got a good bit of public attention from his identification of the problem, and he did use that as the principal arrow in his quiver” when he ran for 5th District supervisor in 1956. Dorn won, and was soon involved in efforts to bring the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. Later on, he also worked unsuccessfully to woo an NFL team to the gravel pits of Irwindale. He ran for the Republican Party’s nomination for governor in 1966. He finished a distant third in a three-man race, losing out to future President Ronald Reagan. Dorn was defeated by popular KABC news anchor Baxter Ward in his bid for re-election to the Board of Supervisors in 1972. A few years later, he moved to Morro Bay. He owned a restaurant there, and in 1980 was elected mayor. He served for two years. His wife, Phyllis, founded Morro Bay Beautiful, an organization devoted to protecting the city’s environment, in 1980. Dorn took over as president of the organization in 1984. He also stayed in touch with Pasadena lawmakers, appearing at occasional luncheons. He lent his name to then-Mayor Chris Holden’s successful campaign to establish a citywide elected mayor in 1998. Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting was adjourned in Dorn’s honor. “He was a real committed citizen,” said 5th District Supervisor Mike Antonovich, “a citizen’s politician who really loved his work and the service he provided.” Dorn is survived by his wife, Phyllis; three children, Dan, Robert and Jennifer; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Morro Bay. City News Service contributed to this story. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Job Vacancy: C&J Meats Ltd are currently recruiting for an Abattoir Operative/General Operative to join their team.C&J Meats Ltd is a specialist meat processing plant based in Lifford, Co. Donegal.Job Requirements: Good knife skills and experience within the sector is essential.Required to work on various stages throughout the process.Remuneration: Minimum remuneration €27,500Location: Lifford, Co DonegalHours of work: 39 hours per weekTo Apply for this role: Please send a CV to [email protected] Job Vacancy: Operative sought by local meat processing/abattoir plant was last modified: March 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:abbatoirC&J Meats (Ire) LimitedGeneral OperativeLifford jobsmeat