Kirsten Flipkens, arrested while riding a bike

first_imgThe tennis participant emphasised the disproportionate police motion, since quickly after one other bike owner did the identical as her and solely gave her a warning. “Fifteen minutes later, an acquaintance handed by and at that border submit she didn’t obtain a tremendous, simply a warning. Why? Okay, I shouldn’t have gone to the Netherlands and I made a mistake, however the police might be extra affordable and, above all, constant. “Flipkens’ amazement was extra evident when he noticed a publication by the Lommel police that claims you can cross the border in case your lover lives within the Netherlands. “Actually? So as a substitute of claiming that I crossed the border with out figuring out that I used to be in search of the shortest manner again to Belgium, ought to I’ve stated that I used to be going to the Netherlands to see my lover? “ Belgian tennis participant Kirsten Flipkens skilled a dramatic episode this weekend after being arrested by the police of a Belgian municipality even if it’s allowed to exit to trip a bicycle within the nation.On his Twitter account Flipkens relates how he put a random route that took him to the Netherlands and that, when he realized that he was within the Dutch nation, he tried to return to Belgium as quickly as potential. “I put a 130 km random run on the GPS and, throughout my departure, I entered the Netherlands. Once I realized it I instantly took the shortest manner again to Belgium. A bit of later the police got here and I used to be arrested as if I had been a prison. “last_img read more

Smiling Russians? World Cup hosts defy glum, hostile image

first_imgSoccer fans and tourists stroll around in Red Square with the Historical Museum, left, and the State Shop, GUM, right, in the background during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW — Chilly, gray, threatening. To many outsiders, that’s the image Russia conveys to the world. But that’s not the Russia World Cup fans are discovering.A Moscow subway security guard gives a visitor a thumbs-up sign. A waitress in Saransk bubbles over in wonder at meeting her first-ever American. Buoyant Russian fans sing, party and share face paint with foreigners.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Murray will wait to decide on Wimbledon bid And forget about the language barrier. It seems like everyone is using translation apps to surmount it — and laughing together when it produces nonsensical results.From the Black Sea to Baltic, from the Ural Mountains to Moscow’s Gorky Park, Russians largely see this World Cup as an opportunity. And they appear surprisingly eager to set aside political tensions, welcome visitors and share their rich culture and history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We thought Russians would be, well maybe not rude, but cold,” said Jose Oscar Rodriguez, who came with his father from Peru’s capital Lima to follow his national team. “But everyone is nice. The taxi drivers, the host in our building, the people in the streets. … Everyone.”That doesn’t come naturally. In the host city of Sochi, fans join Russian vacationers in diving into the Black Sea. And in Moscow’s Gorky Park, Peruvian fan Rodriguez sought relief from a piercing sun Monday.Reclining on a shaded bench, he said, “I didn’t realize Russia could be so warm.” MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial For many Russians, the default stance toward foreigners is caution and suspicion. It’s partly left over from Soviet-era worries about both Western espionage and the KGB’s watchful eye. And it’s partly a renewed wariness cultivated by President Vladimir Putin, whose rule and popularity ride on the belief, propagated in state media, that Russia is under siege from outsiders who want to undermine its political stability.At the moment, Russia is under siege from outsiders who just want to have fun. Mexican fans wearing sombreros, Peruvians wearing headdresses, Belgians wearing French-fry hats, all happy to be part of Russia’s first-ever World Cup, all hoping for their team to win.The 11 host cities, many still grungy not long ago, are resplendent.Giant inflatable soccer balls and flags of the world dangle from the gleaming glass ceiling of 19th century GUM shopping mall abutting Red Square. Children kick balls on the pristine plaza beneath the Kul Sharif mosque in Kazan.“Russia is wonderful,” said Ignacio Dufort, 40, from Uruguay.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “We arrived to Yekaterinburg at midnight, without a ruble, couldn’t communicate with anybody and couldn’t find our apartment, but we met this woman who was our savior. She helped us to find the place and the next day she spent four hours with us helping our landlord register us with authorities.”“She was an angel,” said his girlfriend Claudia Mena, 35, from El Salvador.Things don’t always work that way in Russia, where the first answer to questions posed by foreigners is often “no.” Earning a “yes” takes work. Eliciting a smile often takes even more.Yet despite their aloof image and hostile-seeming foreign policy, many Russians want to look good to the rest of the world — especially now.Viktoria Latishova, a 19-year-old waitress in Saransk on the edge of the steppe, rejoiced at meeting an American for the first time, spilling with curiosity despite her limited English. The city had little tourism industry before hosting the World Cup, and is showing a certain giddy graciousness about the chance to be a part of it all. Residents ask about foreigners’ fears and apprehensions. Some offer assurances that geopolitical tensions have nothing to do with their personal feelings about foreigners.English is more widespread in the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, Russia’s western-most city. But the menu at a takeaway restaurant selling skewers of meat was only in Russian. Seeing a puzzled customer, a smiling woman came over and read it all in English, and helped order lamb kebab.Russia’s World Cup isn’t all smiles. Security and the threat of extremist attacks remain high, and discrimination against minorities is a real concern.And the event won’t transform Russia’s relations with the world overnight. Since the tournament opened Thursday, the EU extended its sanctions and U.S. investigators stepped up their probe into alleged Russian election meddling.But the atmosphere feels markedly different from even just a few months ago, when Russian and U.S. forces nearly went to war in Syria, and Moscow taxi drivers were wary of talking politics with a foreigner.And even the weather for Russia’s World Cup has been a pleasant surprise. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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World Girl’s Hockey Day to take place in Dawson Creek

first_imgGirls that are 5 years or older are encouraged to come out for the event which will be catered towards new hockey players. Those wanting to take part in the event are asked to call 1-250-782-2229.Walk ins will also be accepted starting Saturday morning at 9 a.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Small victories important against Liverpool

first_img“I like to play against the best teams, I like to play against the best clubs and I like to play at the best stadiums – the stadiums with more history,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“And you are right, at Anfield I’ve had great moments and I’ve had bad moments. They have had happiness against me, they have had very sad moments against me.“[Now] if they respect me as much as I respect them, we are going to have another one of those matches.”United enjoy a seven-point lead over Liverpool in the league standings and Mourinho believes that even though it’s not a battle for the title yet, it’s still a crucial game against a top side.“It’s for three points, not four,” he added. “Maybe if we were in a moment of the season where it was a duel between two teams it would mean more but it’s not the case.“At the same time, in these kinds of matches, every single moment plays a part. We are playing against a good team with very good players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the team’s 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Europa League final was a triumph of pragmatism over poetryMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 11 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes the small things will make all the difference when his charges clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.The Red Devils will be eager to keep their unbeaten run of 10 games in all competitions going against Jurgen Klopp’s men, but Mourinho admits it will be a difficult Premier League encounter.last_img read more

Man United team to play Liverpool – a starting XI to win at Old Trafford

first_img 11 11 11 11 7. Memphis Depay – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 8. Juan Mata – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 21. Ander Herrera – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 10. Wayne Rooney – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right Manchester United host rivals Liverpool on Saturday evening in one of the biggest clashes of the season so far.Both sides have had mixed fortunes in their first four campaigns and a win would do their hopes of catching early leaders Manchester City no harm.The Red Devils have been boosted by the news David De Gea has signed a new contract at Old Trafford so should star against Liverpool, but new boy Anthony Martial is only likely to start on the bench.So which starting XI will Louis van Gaal select?Take a look at our probably team by clicking the slideshow above and let us know what you think are the key selection issues by sharing your thoughts with a comment below… 36. Matteo Darmian 11 11 11 23. Luke Shaw – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 17. Daley Blind – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 12. Chris Smalling – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 31. Bastian Schweinsteiger – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 1. David De Gea – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 28. Morgan Schneiderlin – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right last_img read more

Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United to miss out on prolific Bundesliga star

first_img1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund Real Madrid are confident they will beat the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to the signing of £65m-rated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Borussia Dortmund striker is enjoying a sensational run of form in front of goal this season, scoring 32 goals in 36 appearances.The Gabon international’s form has raised eyebrows across Europe and Dortmund are bracing themselves for an influx of offers for the forward in the summer.Arsenal are on the hunt for a striker and Arsene Wenger is understood to be a huge fan of Aubameyang. Elsewhere, United and Chelsea are also monitoring the striker’s situation and have scouted the 26-year-old on several occasions.But, according to Bild, Real are the frontrunners to land Aubameyang during the summer transfer window and the player is understood to be favouring a move to the Bernabeu.last_img read more

Letterkenny Chamber outlines plans for coming months

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber has outlined a range of upcoming events which may be of interest to its members and the public. It has also outlined the achievements of its members in recent times.Letterkenny Chamber Events 1. Briefing with Chief Executive Donegal County Council2. Cross Border Briefing for Employers & Employees3. Community Employment Positions AvailableMember Updates & Events 1. John F Loughrey – Best Broker Award2. Donegal Youth Service – Celebrating SuccessInformation Sharing1. Female Entrepreneurs – Fuelling Ambition2. Relay for Life – Paint the Town Purple3. Network Survey on Brexit******************* EVENTS & INFORMATION*******************1. Briefing with Chief Executive Annual Briefing with Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council. This event is an opportunity to discuss your priorities directly with the Chief Executive who will in turn share with us the Council’s strategic priorities for the Town, County and Region.Date: 17th May 2017Time: 9am sharpVenue: Stateside American RestaurantThis is an important event in our annual calendar. Please book your place as soon as you can. E; toni@letterkennychamber.com2. Cross Border Employees and Employers – FREE Breakfast Information SeminarOur colleagues Londonderry Chamber of Commerce in association with EURES Cross Border Partnership will hold a free Breakfast Tax Seminar for Cross Border workers and employers in the Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry on Thursday 25th May at 8.30am – 10am.Topics covered will include redundancy payments, tax and pension considerations and medical / benefit entitlements for the cross-border worker.In addition, this event will look at the implications for employers who employ cross border workers, addressing key issues such as payroll and tax. To book your place email events@letterkennychamber.comPlease pass on to any Cross Border Workers you may have.3. Community Employment Positions AvailableLetterkenny Chamber hosts a Community Employment project along with seven sub-sponsors based in Letterkenny and Newtowncunningham.Currently we are looking for clerical employees, care assistants (Newtowncunningham) and an art assistant/cleaner.Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment in the first instance. Hours are 19 ½ per week and the term of employment is for 52 weeks.Care Assistants get the opportunity to work towards a Fetac Level 5 qualification in Care Skills and all other positions are offered the opportunity to do certified training in various areas.Community Employment is a really worthwhile route into the job market.If you know someone who may be interested, please contact: and ask then to indicate the position they are interested in. ************************** MEMBER UPDATES & EVENTS **************************1. John F Loughrey – Best Broker in Connaught/UlsterJohn F Loughrey Financial Services in Letterkenny was crowned the regional broker of the year at the prestigious Irish Brokers Association (IBA) Life, Pensions and Investment Awards in Dublin recently. The event, held in Croke Park, gives recognition to the life, pension and investment brokers who have proved their excellence, professionalism and dedication to maintaining high standards in the Irish marketplace.This year’s judging committee saw a significant increase in the number of nominations which, they said, reflects the prominence held by brokers of these highly respected industry awards.John F Loughrey picked up the top award in the ‘Best Broker in Connaught/Ulster’ category.Employing 16 staff, half of whom are qualified financial advisers, it is the largest brokerage in the north west.John Loughrey said that, despite winning in 2014 and 2015, the latest victory was somewhat unexpected. “We couldn’t believe it, we are all over the moon and it is great to have received the award in Croke Park”. John was joined at the ceremony by his daughter Lisa, also a director of the company. He dedicated the award to his wife, Mary, with whom he co-founded the company 35 years ago.Based at Crossview House in Letterkenny, John F. Loughrey provides independent advice on a range of services including pensions, investments, savings, deposits and protection. For more information go to or call 074 91240022. Donegal Youth Service – Celebrating SuccessDonegal Youth Service has been a member of Letterkenny Chamber for a number of years they work on many programmes directly impacting our young people across the county. Check out this website or contact them directly on if you would like to know more. They wanted to share with you some recent news.Volunteer Karen Conlon was awarded a ‘Top Outstanding Young Person Award’ at the Donegal JCI Award Ceremony in April. She does so much amazing work at DYS and we are delighted to see her get the recognition she deserves.Donegal Youth Council launched their ‘Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow’ in the Aura Leisure Centre on Wednesday the 26th of April. The roadshow will continue throughout the month of May all throughout the county. It aims to promote more female participation in sports, create a more inclusive environment for girls and for female participation in sports to receive adequate recognition in comparison to their male counterparts. It was voted as a key priority by the young people of Donegal at the Agenda Day back in September 2016 when the 8th Donegal Youth Council were elected.The public voted for Donegal Youth Service as the charity to receive the proceeds from this year’s Trash ’N’ Fashion Event! The big event happens on May 18th in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Tickets are only €10 and it’s going to be a really great night showcasing the talents of Donegal students.Why not support this very worthwhile cause. ************************** INFORMATION SHARING **************************1. Female Entrepreneurs – Fuelling Ambition RoadshowPlease see attached programme re. the Fuelling Ambition “Steps to Success” North West Roadshow which will be taking place in the Canis Major, Clayton Hotel (formerly Clarion Hotel), Sligo on Thursday 11th May, 2017.The Fuelling Ambition “Steps to Success” North West Roadshow which will be facilitated by Marian Harkin MEP, is part of a national series of Roadshows that have been organised to encourage female entrepreneurs, or those considering starting their own career, to be braver and more ambitious in their plans for growth and success. Please forward to any female entrepreneurs you know.2. Paint the Town Purple – Purple Packs AvailableIt is Relay Season once again with the Donegal Relay For Life Donegal event scheduled for Sat 27th May and Sun 28th May at The LYIT.In previous years many businesses participated in Painting The Town Purple to highlight the actual event itself and it also served to enhance the excitement in the build up to Relay. This year the organisers are once again asking you to join in The Fight Against Cancer and decorate your windows in purple.To assist you, Purple Packs are available from Seamus Devine who can be contacted on 087-2482775 or by e mail at Packs contain a Relay Poster, Purple Balloons and a sticker which highlights that your business is a Relay For Life supporter.3. Network Survey on BrexitChambers Ireland carried out a Network Survey on Brexit over the past few weeks. It was a useful exercise in gauging what the Network’s primary concerns are regarding Brexit and what needs to happen next. There was a lot of consensus across the Network on the main concerns, Govt priorities and the steps that should be taken as part of Budget 2018.· Concerns were; the possible negative impacts on trade, on competitiveness and on tourism.· Chambers recommended the following Govt priorities during the Brexit negotiations- No hard Border with NI; a Trade agreement to be in place as soon as possible; and a realistic transition arrangement to be agreed once the two year period runs out.· As for recommended Govt priorities as part of Budget 2018, significantly investing in infrastructure, introducing trade finance supports and looking at cuts to income tax came in as the top three.Letterkenny Chamber outlines plans for coming months was last modified: May 3rd, 2017 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:Letterkenny Chamberplanslast_img read more


first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 18.11.13In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentreThe Senior Reserves were presented with their League trophy on Saturday. Well done to Noel, Aidan and all the players on a successful season. The U16 Boys await news of their county final v Dungloe. It looks like it might go ahead this Saturday afternoon (24th) with time and venue tbc.The U21 hurlers are also still waiting for details of their final having qualified 6 weeks ago.Our big “Come Dine with Eunan’s” fundraiser takes place this Saturday night from 7pm with dinners being held all over Letterkenny and even in Dublin and other towns. It will all finish up in The Grill with DJ Daithí playing some great music spanning several decades!! Thanks to Joe’s Butchers and The Counter Deli for their support with this Fundraiser. Contact Alma or John Haran for more details.  The Minor Board AGM takes place on Thursday, Dec. 5th at 7pm in the Clubhouse, all nominations and motions to be returned to Tom Ferrie on or before this Sunday, Nov. 24th. Ádh mór ar na h-iomaitheoirí ó’n chlub atá ag glacadh páirt i mbabhta leath cheannais Scór na nÓg in mBaile na nGalloglach Dé Satharn an 23ú Samhain. Good luck to our young competitors who take part in Rince Foirne, Aithriseoireacht, Ceol Uirlise and Bailéad Ghrúpa in Milford this Saturday night. The competition starts at 7:30pm and as much support as possible is requested. Go n-éirigh go geal leo.  Girls U10 training is in the Convent Gym on Wednesday’s between 6pm and 7pm followed by U12’s from 7pm to 8pm, cost is €2. U14 Girls train on Thursday’s in Game On, Kiltoy between 7pm and 8pm, cost is €3. The Friday Hurling Academy has moved indoors to Game On every Friday between 6:30pm and 8pm, cost is €3. There were 10 winners in this week’s Lotto draw, they matched 3 numbers and win €10. Ciaran O’Donnell The Grange, Christy Gillespie, Curraghleas; Celine McMenamin, 25 Tara Court; Patrick Flood, Cornagill; Sean Feeny, Ceanainn View; John Cavanagh, Gortlee; Enda Kelly Beechwood, Johnathon Scanlon, Ramelton; Mary Sweeney, Carrygawley (All card) and Mick Doherty (Adrian). Congratulations to Glenswilly on reaching the Ulster Senior Club final on Dec. 1st v Ballinderry in Omagh. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S ‘COME DINE WITH ME’ SPREADS TO DUBLIN! was last modified: November 21st, 2013 by John2Share 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:Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 18.11.13 In Association with Letterkenny Shopping Centrelast_img read more


first_imgDonegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan has insisted that his Donegal career is not over despite his imminent move to Qatar in the next few weeks.Paul DurcanDonegal manager Rory Gallagher had revealed that Durcan will be heading to the Middle East for the ‘foreseeable future’.Gallagher said he would play NO part in next year’s Allianz Football League competition but said he may return for the Ulster SFC. Many speculated that was the end of Durcan’s inter-county career citing that he had already transferred from his native club Four Masters to Ballyboden St Enda’s earlier this year.However, Durcan has completely dismissed that theory and has insisted he hasn’t played his last game for Donegal.When asked by The Irish Daily Star will the All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Mayo spell the end of his Donegal career, Durcan insisted “No it won’t.The news will come as a big boost to Donegal supporters who were gutted to hear that the affable Donegal Town native may not return for Donegal. Speculation is rife on other players within the squad with question marks hanging over the futures of St Michael’s duo Christy Toye and Colm McFadden and Eamon McGee.  PAUL DURCAN – ‘MY DONEGAL CAREER IS NOT OVER’ was last modified: August 12th, 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:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Premier League transfer target delighted by praise and reveals team he liked as a kid

first_imgPSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano has admitted the praise he receives from the English press is ‘special’ and revealed he liked Manchester United as a child.The Mexican forward, known as Chucky, impressed in both games against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League with his direct running and technical skills. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions PSV Eindhoven stars embrace Hirving Lozano. whoops SORRY He’s previously been linked with a Premier League switch with Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Everton all noted to be interested in the player.And with the speculation, many parts of the media have lavished praise on Lozano, which he conceded had made him feel proud.But he wants to continue learning his trade and improve his talents.He told talkSPORT’s Universo Premier: “It´s nice English papers talk nicely about me. It´s special. Personally I say thanks for the nice words. I always try to improve and give something extra. I will keep on improving. latest 2 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano attempts to evade Tottenham challenges. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED And when asked about the teams he enjoyed as a child, he added: “I liked Manchester United a lot. In Spain my favourite team is Barcelona.” “I learn a lot from every manager. Every manager passes on something new. Mark van Bommel had a great career and you must learn from every manager.” gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos BEST OF Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Most Popular Football Storieslast_img read more