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Aston Villa accept Middlesbrough’s bid for striker Rudy Gestede

first_img Rudy Gestede: The Benin striker is set to move to Teesside Aston Villa have accepted a bid from Middlesbrough for striker Rudy Gestede, it is understood.Head coach Aitor Karanka is hoping to complete a move for the £6million-rated 28-year-old, who is understood to be on Teesside, imminently after Boro formalised their interest in the player.Karanka’s promoted side have made a creditable start to their bid to remain in the Premier League, but goals have been at a premium and the Spaniard is keen to boost the firepower at his disposal for the second half of the campaign.Gestede, who joined Villa in a £6million switch from Blackburn during the summer of 2015, has found himself surplus to requirements under Steve Bruce and has started only eight Sky Bet Championship games this season.His impending arrival at the Riverside Stadium could spell the end for Jordan Rhodes or David Nugent with both struggling to force their way into Karanka’s plans.Rhodes, who arrived from Blackburn for an initial £9million in January last year, has been unable to make a real impact on Teesside, but the club would be looking to recoup as much as possible of their investment before allowing him to leave. 1last_img read more

Fourth of July Event Calendar

first_imgARCADIA Cal Phil Festival on the Green presents “American Celebration” featuring guest artist pianist Bryan Pezzone, 7:30 p.m. July 1 (free) at the L.A. County Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave. RSVP required. (626) 292-1400. BURBANK The Starlight Bowl presents The Sounds of American Music featuring the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Drifters, the Crew Cuts, The DeMarche Sisters and Mary Lou Metzger. Gates open at 6 p.m. July 4 ($5 parking; $7 to $17 admission). Concert starts at 6:30. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Starlight Bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Drive. (818) 525-3721. www.starlightbowl.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2CAMARILLO Fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. July 4 in Freedom Park at Camarillo Airport, Pleasant Valley Road and Eubanks Street. Free. CASTAIC A pyro-musical featuring fireworks from the Pyro-Spectaculars. Before the fireworks show, there will be food vendors and live music. The park will open at it’s normal time July 4, but lower lake entrances will close at 1:30 p.m., and the west ramp will close at 3:30 p.m. Gates will reopen at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Admission is $10, free for children 5 and under. RVs, truck-bed passengers and pets not permitted. Castaic Lake Recreation Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive. (661) 257-4050. CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR Ninth annual Fourth of July Fireworks by the Sea, with arts and crafts, live music, children’s games and activities, a petting zoo and food booths at Fisherman’s Wharf, Harbor Landing and the Marine Emporium Landing. The day kicks off with a 10K and 5 K Fun Run/Walk. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4. Fourth of July Parade starts at 11 a.m. Registration for the run/walk begins at 7 a.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free. (805) 985-4852. For maps and directions, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org. HOLLYWOOD A Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular with Timothy Muffitt conducting and special guest Kenny Loggins. 7:30 p.m. July 2-4 ($8 to $145). Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. (323) 850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com. LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE Descanso Gardens presents an old-fashioned “All American Favorite Food” picnic. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 on the Main Lawn. Enjoy watermelon, hot dogs, apple pie and other American favorites. Price of food items are not included in garden admission. $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, $2 children 6 to 12, free for members and children 5 and younger. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. (818) 949-4200. www.descansogardens.org. LAKE VIEW TERRACE Hansen Dam’s annual Independence Day celebration featuring music, food, booths and more. Fireworks begin after dark. Noon to 10 p.m. July 4. Free ($5 parking per day. 17770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. (888) 527-2757. www.hansen4th.com. LANCASTER Fourth of July Celebration, with entertainment and fireworks. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. July 4, entertainment begins at 7 p.m., fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds at Avenue H and the Antelope Valley Freeway. Free. (661) 723-6077. www. cityoflancasterca.org. LONG BEACH The Aquarium of the Pacific offers a barbecue and live music, with extended aquarium hours for nocturnal touring. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4; a special barbecue picnic on the front lawn will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $23.50 for adults, $17.50 for children (includes discounted admission to the museum). A special barbecue menu at Harbor Terrace for $13.50 for adults, $7.50 for children. The City of Long Beach fireworks can easily be seen from the Harbor Terrace. 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. (562) 590-3100. www.aquariumofpacific.org. “July 4th at the Queen Mary” featuring the Queen Mary Kids Run, Radio Disney Entertains, Wild Child (a Jim Morrison tribute) and The Long Run (an Eagles tribute). View fireworks over the bay from the deck. Kids Run takes place 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 4; Radio Disney performs noon to 3 p.m. July 3-4; Wild Child performs 5 to 7 p.m. July 3; The Long Run performs 5 to 7 p.m. July 4. General admission is $35.95, $22.95 for seniors and military, $14.95 for children ages 5 to 11. Concert and tour packages also available. 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach. (562) 435-3511. www.queen mary.com. LOS ANGELES Chinatown celebrates American Independence and the Year of the Dog with a hot dog eating contest, outdoor entertainment and the raising of the flag. Event takes place on July 2. Flag-raising ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. in front of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association at 925 N. Broadway, Los Angeles. Other activities take place at the Central Plaza in Chinatown. The hot dog eating contest takes place at 5:30 p.m. The top three eaters will win $500, $100 and $50, respectively. A special dinner takes place at the Golden Dragon Restaurant ($20 donation per person). (213) 718-0916. “Salute Los Angeles Day” featuring Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as the honorary chair and Councilman Jose Huizar as the event host. Features live entertainment, cannon and musket fire, authentic historical reenactments, blacksmiths, children’s collage making, food and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 (free) at El Pueblo Historical Monument on Olvera Street, Los Angeles. (213) 845-8372. Vision Outside Fourth of July Jazz and Blues Festival featuring blues and jazz music, arts and crafts, face painting and more. 1 to 7 p.m. July 4. Admission is free. Vision Theatre back lot, 3341 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles. (323) 290-4843. www.culturela.org. MARINA DEL REY A fireworks show choreographed to patriotic music (simulcast with KXLU-FM 88.9). Music will also be played in Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way. Fireworks can also be viewed at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. July 4. Free. (310) 305-9545. www.visit themarina.com. MOORPARK Arroyo Vista Community Park presents an American Independence celebration featuring musical entertainment, a vintage plane fly-over and the Brigade of the American Revolution performing colonial life re-enactments. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. July 3, with fireworks at 9 p.m. Intersection of Tierra Rejada Road and Countrywood Drive. Admission is $2. (805) 517-6300. PALMDALE The Bytes will perform a variety of pop songs, followed by a fireworks show. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. July 4, fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free. Palmdale High School’s Riewer Field, 20th Street East. (661) 267-5611. www.city ofpalmdale.org/departments. PASADENA The 80th annual AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration. There will also be an outside Barbecue Festival during the day. Festival Food Court opens at 11 a.m. July 4. Stadium gates open at 6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies with military flyover begin at 6:40 p.m. Fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $10, free for children 5 and under. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive. (626) 577-3100. www.rosebowlstadium.com/rosebowl_4.htm. POMONA Kaboom: Spirit of America will feature a pre-fireworks show with monster trucks and extreme air motorcycles. 8 to 10 p.m. July 4. Admission is $19.50 for reserved seats, $16 for trackside bleacher seats, $12 for general admission seating and free for children 2 and younger. Parking is at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. (909) 623-3111. www.fairplex.com or www.ticketmaster.com. PORTER RANCH Shepherd of the Hills Church will host its eighth annual Fourth of July Spectacular with an aerial fireworks display and a concert titled “From Generation to Generation.” A special children’s program takes place in the Family Life Center each hour. Gates open at 4 p.m. July 4. 19700 Rinaldi St. Surrounding streets will be closed to traffic at 6 p.m. July 4. Free. Fireworks start shortly after nightfall. (818) 831-9333. SANTA CLARITA Fourth of July 2006. Fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m. July 4. Park and view sites will be located at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Special viewing area at The Greens at Valencia will also feature an old-fashioned Fourth of July barbecue and live band. Bring your blanket for prime viewing on the putting course (call for reservations). Free. (661) 286-4018. www.santa-claritacom/fourth. Independence Classic Day 5K Road Race featuring over 500 participants. Includes a 5K race, 5K non-competative walk and Kids’ K Fun Run. Also features raffle prizes and more. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Newhall Park near the starting line on Dalbey. The Kids’ K starts at 8:30 a.m., with the Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. July 4. Race registration is $30, $20 for the Kids’ K with shirt. Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade featuring actor Morgan Woodard as the grand marshal. The theme of the parade is “Celebrating the New Frontier.” Event features a variety of things including fire personnel, horses and floats. 9:45 a.m. July 4 in Old Town Newhall. Free. www.scvparade.com. SIMI VALLEY Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s annual Fourth of July Celebration featuring music, games, presidential look-alikes, face painting and storytelling. Activities are free; regular admission applies for visitors who also visit the museum exhibits. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. (800) 410-8354. www.reaganfoundation.org. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park presents The Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Show. Performers include The Young Dubliners, Merchants of Moonshine, Shawn Berry, Exit and In Memory. Gates open at 1 p.m. Entertainment begins at 3 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. July 4. 5005 Los Angeles Ave. STUDIO CITY Studio City Chamber of Commerce and CBS Studio Center and Children of the Night present the 2006 Fourth of July Fireworks Festival featuring music by The Cody Bryant Show, Alana Sweetwater, The Beach Toys, the Heavysteppers and Makadoutious, the state-champion hip-hop dance squad. Also feature a food court and a children’s fun zone. 5 to 9 p.m. July 4. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under, free for children under 5. CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. (818) 655-5916. www.studiocitychamber.com. THOUSAND OAKS Summer 2006 Concerts in the Park will feature the Conejo Pops Orchestra performing a program of patriotic and American music. 5 p.m. July 4. Admission is free; donations are encouraged. Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendirx Ave. (805) 381-2747. www.hillcrestarts.com. Fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. July 4 on the hilltop behind The Oaks Mall on Hillcrest Drive between Lynn and Wilbur roads. VENICE Venice Beach presents its annual Mr. and Ms.Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding and Figure Championship, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4 (free). Features a parade of contestants and a color- guard presentation. Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk. (310) 399-2775 VENTURA Ventura College presents the Fourth of July Family Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks, 5 p.m. July 4 at the corner of Day and Loma Vista roads. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free. (805) 654-6461. www.ventura-usa.com. City of Ventura presents the Fourth of July Street Fair featuring over 400 arts and crafts vendors, food booths, live music and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4 at Main Street from Fir to Ventura avenues in downtown Ventura. Admission is free. (805) 654-7830 or (805) 648-2075. www.ventura-usa.com. WOODLAND HILLS Valley Cultural Center presents a Fourth of July show featuring the Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. July 4. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Free. (818) 704-1358. www.valleycultural.org. – Simone Schramm Trimm160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

How the Premier League table can change this weekend REVEALED

first_img Chelsea: Current position – 6th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 1st
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 13th Arsenal: Current position – 16th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 7th
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 20th 20 Southampton: Current position – 8th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 2nd
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 14th Crystal Palace: Current position – 19th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 15th
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 20th Watford: Current position – 7th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 2nd
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 14th 20 20 West Bromwich Albion: Current position – 5th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 1st
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 11th 20 Brighton and Hove Albion: Current position – 17th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 11th
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 20th 20 20 20 West Ham United: Current position – 20th – click the right arrow to see the rest of the potential table – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 15th
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 20th 20 Swansea City: Current position – 13th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 3rd
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 17th Stoke City: Current position – 11th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 3rd
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 17th Liverpool: Current position – 2nd – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 1st
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 11th 20 Bournemouth: Current position – 18th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 14th
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 20th 20 Everton: Current position – 12th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 3rd
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 17th 20 20 Newcastle United: Current position – 14th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 6th
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 20th 20 20 The international break is over, and that means the welcome return of Premier League football.Three matches have been played so far, with the table starting to take shape. Manchester United sit first as the only remaining side with a 100 per cent win record, while Huddersfield and West Brom have started brightly and sit in the top five having yet to lose a game.At the bottom of the table sit West Ham, still without a point after three games, while Arsenal are hovering precariously close to the bottom three following their dreadful start to the campaign.But how can the Premier League table change this matchweek? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… Huddersfield Town: Current position – 3rd – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 1st
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 11th Tottenham Hotspur: Current position – 9th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 3rd
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 17th 20 Leicester City: Current position – 15th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 6th
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 20th Burnley: Current position – 10th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 3rd
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 17th Manchester United: Current position – 1st – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 1st
Lowest possible position at the end of the weekend: 5th 20 20 20 20 20 Manchester City: Current position – 4th – Highest possible position at the end of the weekend: 1st
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Liverpool and Spurs set to miss out on Valencia loan star

first_img Geoffrey Kondogbia joined Valenia on-loan from Inter Milan in the summer Valencia claim Liverpool and Tottenham target Geoffrey Kondogbia has already agreed to join them next summer.The 24-year-old joined the Spanish club on a season-long loan in the summer after being deemed surplus to requirements at Inter Milan.Prior to that, the France international was linked with a move to England as both Liverpool and Spurs were tracking him.However, the Premier League duo may well have missed the boat as Valencia can buy Kondogbia permanently next summer for £22m when his loan ends.Valencia general director Mateu Alemany told reporters in Spain that the midfielder has already said yes to the move.He said: “We have a right to buy at the end of the season and already have an agreement with Kondogbia should we exercise the option.” 1last_img read more

‘Some people speak too much’ – Mourinho explains gesture after Spurs victory

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho hopes to have silenced the critics, holding a finger to his lips after beating Tottenham and telling the doubters to calm down.Second hosted third on a damp afternoon at Old Trafford, where a cagey clash of the Premier League title contenders looked set to end all square.However, Mourinho’s decision to replace Marcus Rashford with Anthony Martial – a change jeered by some fans – paid dividends as the substitute raced onto Romelu Lukaku’s flick-on to fire United to a 1-0 win.The Portuguese held a finger to his lips at the final whistle and muttered directly into the camera after their most important win of the season so far.“Some people speak too much,” Mourinho said of the gesture. “You know, calm down, relax. Relax a little bit.“Don’t speak too much – speak, speak, speak. You know, relax.”Asked if it was aimed at the critics he labelled “Einsteins” or journalists, he said: “Yeah, relax a little bit. Don’t be so nervous, don’t be so excited. Calm down a little bit.“The opposition bench did their job, super-correct. It has yet to arrive, the match where myself, Mauricio (Pochettino), my staff and his staff, have a problem.“We played against each other so many times since Spain, and we have a really good relation(ship).“We lose, we win, I don’t know if we draw and we are always correct with each other.“And once more I’m even happier because we beat a very good team. I like the team very, very much.”It certainly felt like an important win given how well Manchester City have started the season.Martial again made a telling impact as a substitute, scoring his fourth Premier League goal from the bench this season – more than any other player.Lukaku hit the post in the minutes leading up to the winner but things could have been different had Dele Alli turned a fine Christian Eriksen pass home from close range just before. Jose Mourinho 1last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: Get rid of these Liverpool and Man United players

first_img Out: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) – £7.2m – click the right arrow for more advice – Late on against Southampton, the Welsh midfielder pulled up lame. He’s likely to be absent for three weeks and should definitely be sold. 10 It has been a hectic few weeks for Fantasy Premier League managers with games coming thick and fast.An entire round of midweek fixtures is set to ramp up the pressure, and forcing people to tinker with their 15-man squads.And whether because of injury, suspension, or simply a loss of form, it is well worth getting some transfers in before the Premier League returns on Tuesday.And talkSPORT are here to help with our top tips for gameweek 17!Click the right arrow above to see our Fantasy Premier League tips… In: Joe Gomez (Liverpool) – £4.6m – Still very much a value pick up, the young Englishman is doing well for the Reds. With Mohamed Salah playing down his flank the potential for assists, like the one he claimed against Everton, are big. Out: Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) – £5.0m – click the right arrow for more advice – The Cherries haven’t kept a clean sheet in three matches and now face Manchester United, Liverpool, and Manchester City. We don’t fancy their chances and that will see Daniels score lowly in the coming weeks. 10 10 10 Out: Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) – £4.7m – click the right arrow for more advice – Spain left-back Moreno has bounced back well this season but now faces time out with injury with Andrew Robertson taking over in his absence. 10 In: Mason Holgate (Everton) – £4.2m – Having played the last three matches, the youngster is doing the business for Big Sam. He’s got games against Newcastle and Swansea up next and could grab a clean sheet or two. 10 Out: Fernandinho (Manchester City) – £5.2m – click the right arrow for more advice – He may play for the champions-elect but the defensive midfielder isn’t going to get you the points you need to win your leagues. 10 In: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) – £6.1m – Swiss star Shaqiri is currently in form with three goals and three assists in seven matches and even though the Potters were well beaten by Tottenham at the weekend he still looked a threat. Out: Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) – £11.3m – click the right arrow for more advice – Red Devils star Lukaku is currently off the boil and is waste of money in your squad – even if Jose Mourinho’s men do have a decent run of fixtures coming up. In: Demarai Gray (Leicester City) – £5.3m – In his last two matches, the young star has scored eight and six points against Burnley and Newcastle, respectively. He’s gradually getting more game time for the Foxes and could star becoming a lot more productive. 10 10 10 In: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – £10.3m – It’s a big risk considering Pep Guardiola’s squad rotation but he was substituted early against Manchester United and is clearly favoured currently. last_img read more

Charity drive going into high gear

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Century 21 Yarrow and Associates, owned by Al and Midori Yarrow, is the biggest single contributor to Easter Seals out of 150 Century 21 offices in the region. The Junior Home Run Derby, which was also sponsored by First American Title, followed an Aug. 5 game at Clear Channel Stadium between the Lancaster JetHawks and the Lake Elsinore Storm. At the game Yarrow and Associates agents sold raffle tickets for a Chrysler 300C sedan, as well as chances for other prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants and retail shops, a Lancaster JetHawks photo autographed by manager and former Dodger Brett Butler, signed baseballs, Steve Garvey bobble-head dolls, and picnic baskets. In addition, Easter Seals got half the proceeds from admission tickets purchased through the Yarrow and Associates office. Banks, mortgage companies and title insurance firms were other sponsors of the event. LANCASTER – Century 21 Yarrow and Associates has raised $26,000 so far this year for Easter Seals with another event still on the horizon. Joy Murphy, chairwoman of Easter Seals fundraising for the office, Will and Kim Guerrero, and Chuck Linn led the yearlong effort that included a Junior Home Run Derby, a car raffle, and auction. A charity golf tournament is planned for Oct. 2. The international Century 21 Real Estate organization has been the national sponsor of Easter Seals for decades. Eddie Vallavares of Palmdale was the winner of the $34,000 Chrysler.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Border barrier must be built, says Hunter

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has indicated support for a “virtual fence” that would rely on cameras and motion detectors to dissuade would-be illegal immigrants. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – A Republican congressman said Friday that a bill awaiting President George W. Bush’s signature categorically requires federal agencies to erect 700 miles of double-layered fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, rejecting any notion that high-tech monitoring could be used instead. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, said the Secure Fence Act, passed before Congress went into recess Sept. 29, would not grant the Department of Homeland Security leeway to rely on high-tech monitoring instead of physical barriers in five “smuggler’s corridors” from California to Texas. “They’ve got to build the fence,” Hunter said. “That’s what the bill mandates.” Hunter said the bill allows for other deterrents – cameras, roads, lights – to be implemented alongside an actual fence, to be completed by 2008. last_img read more

McConalogue calls on Minister to examine AHAR funding stream

first_imgFianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue says Minister Michael Creed must suspend any funding stream from his Department to the Animal Heaven Animal Rescue charity in Kerry, while an investigation into its funding model is carried out.An RTE investigation revealed poor corporate governance and financial management at the charity.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The details in last night’s report were deeply troubling.  It’s not acceptable for taxpayers’ money to be paid out to organisations who fail to adhere to corporate governance rules. “I’m calling on the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to initiate an investigation into the situation at AHAR.  Any current funding stream from the Government should be halted until this investigation is complete and the charity is found to be fully compliant with the 2009 Charities Act.“We must learn from the mistakes of the past.  Controversies at Rehab and Console marred the charity sector and made the public sceptical handing over money to them.  The Government has a duty to ensure that taxpayers’ money is properly accounted for and that a paper trail of spending is kept.  It is not good enough that certain charities flout these regulations and it raises questions as to how this has happened again”.McConalogue calls on Minister to examine AHAR funding stream was last modified: January 17th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Funding boost for Stranorlar’s BASE Enterprise Centre

first_imgThe BASE Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar is set to benefit from funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. Funding was granted under the DigiWest project which was allocated €644,734 to establish Rural Digital Working Hubs at four sites.The other sites include Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo; Tulsk Co. Roscommon and Swinford, Co. Mayo. Speaking following the announcement Cllr. Patrick McGowan said: “The BASE has become a centre for social and economic development in Stranorlar and Ballybofey and the development of a Digital Working Hub will be a great addition to its existing offering.“This Digital Working Hub is part of the Council led Donegal Digital Action Plan which has provided a strong strategic framework for the rollout of the digital agenda in Donegal.“It has been a good week for Donegal Digital with the SIRO announcement on Monday on the rollout of Fibre to the Premises broadband to homes and businesses in six towns in Donegal including Ballybofey and Stranorlar and the announcement of funding for this important initiative in the BASE.”Meanwhile, Cllr Martin Harley also welcomed the capital funding, saying it was a ‘massive win’ for the county. “This is Project Ireland 2040 delivering for rural Ireland with capital funding for projects that will make a real difference to people living in Donegal and here in Ballybofey and Stranorlar.“The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund supports measures to rejuvenate communities, create employment and transform rural economies. The funding for the Twin Towns is part of a national package of €62m.”Funding boost for Stranorlar’s BASE Enterprise Centre was last modified: February 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:BASEcllr patrick McGowanStranorlarTwin Townlast_img read more