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first_imgBielsa returning to France Controversial coach Marcelo Bielsa will take charge of ambitious Lille for next season, signalling his return to French football after a chaotic end to his spell with Marseille two years ago. Lille said in a statement yesterday that Bielsa will replace interim coach Franck Passi on July 1 and has been given a two-year deal. Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP): Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 (4), 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov yesterday in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open. Dolgopolov won his third ATP singles title and his first in five years. It was also the Ukrainian’s first victory over his Japanese opponent after losing their previous five head-to-head matches. Nishikori, who is No. 5 in the ATP singles rankings, has won 11 singles titles, but only two on clay. Leipzig cut Bayern’s lead BERLIN (AP): Leipzig held on for a 2-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach to cut Bayern Munich’s lead in the Bundesliga to five points yesterday. Emil Forsberg scored one and set up another for the promoted side to end their two-game losing streak and stay on course for Champions League qualification with their 14th win of the season.last_img read more

Also-ran Phoenix looks forward to next conference with James White as import

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoenix may have failed to make the quarterfinals after losing to TNT in a playoff for the last quarterfinals slot, but coach Louie Alas believes it was the Fuel Masters previous games that cost them their ticket to the next round.“We lost our campaign when we lost to Meralco and Blackwater,” Alas said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest PLAY LIST 01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 With all of those factors accounted for, Alas is hopeful that returning reinforcement James White will help in addressing some of the Fuel Masters’ deficiencies on both ends of the floor.“I think he’s a perfect fit for us because he’s a rim protector. He’s not an explosive scorer, but he’s a good defender,” he said of White, who last saw action for Kia last season.But Alas knows that the burden shouldn’t rest on the import’s shoulders alone as he plans a tougher offseason for his locals.“We’ll only have a two-week break. We have no right to take a long vacation because we’re not as strong as the other teams,” he said. “We need to have a longer time and a tougher grind on our practices.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Just 2 games in, Cruz proving to be a perfect fit for TNT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carrying an even 4-4 slate, the Fuel Masters blew their chances to advance outright in the quarterfinals as it fell to cellar-dwelling teams like the Bolts and the Elite in their final three games.That complicated their chances to advance at 5-6 that eventually led to elimination following a 118-87 rout at the hands of TNT on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt didn’t help that Alas’ already shallow rotation took a hit after injuries to LA Revilla (wrist) and Justin Chua (appendix), making things worse for Phoenix.“We were shorthanded because we lost two guys who are part of our rotation. It’s not that I’m using that as an alibi, but when we’re facing against the stronger teams, we have no chance,” he said. View commentslast_img read more

Pochettino ready to concede defeat in top four battle

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has conceded the top four is almost certainly now beyond his team this season.Spurs have been in the hunt for a Champions League spot throughout the campaign but they now trail fourth placed Manchester City by seven points following a tame 0-0 draw at Burnley.And with a vastly inferior goal difference to the sides currently occupying the four places, Pochettino knows the odds are stacked against the White Hart Lane outfit.He said: “It is difficult but we have seven games, we will try. It is true that it is not easy. This game was a very tough game and we need to try to win the most points possible in the next seven games.“The way Burnley play it is difficult, because always there is long balls into the box. They are a very aggressive team and run a lot. It is difficult to find space to play.“We played better in the second half and we made some chances but it was not enough to score. Three weeks ago Manchester City lost here. It is not an excuse but it is a very, very difficult team.” 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino last_img read more

Arsenal midfielder set for spell on sidelines, manager confirms

first_img1 Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be sidelined for around a month, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.The Welshman had to be replaced after pulling up with a hamstring problem during the Gunners’ Champions League win over Bayern Munich.Wenger said: “[Ramsey] had a scan today but he’s out. I believe he will be out until after the next international break.”Ramsey, 24, who opened his Premier League account with a goal in the club’s 3-0 win at Watford last week, has played 13 times for Wenger’s side this season, but he will not be involved against Everton on Saturday.The French boss feels Ramsey’s involvement with the Welsh national team, who qualified for Euro 2014 earlier this month, has contributed to Ramsey’s latest problem.“With the [last] international break, the fact that he played against Andorra certainly cost Bale and him as well.”He said second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina is also set to be unavailable until ‘the next international break’, whilst also adding that Tomas Rosicky and English duo Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck will be absent until 2016.“For them, you can say around the New Year.” Aaron Ramsey scored his first Arsenal goal of the season at Watford last week last_img read more

DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND SHOWDOWN IS SIXTH MOST POPULAR ON RTE IN 2012

first_imgDonegal’s All-Ireland final showdown with Mayo was the SIXTH most-watched programme on RTE television in 2012.The game pulled in a whopping 975,000 viewers as Jim McGuinness and his team triumphed for the first time since 1992’s All-Ireland final.And that wasn’t counting half of Donegal who traveled to watch the game at Croke Park! But it was the Late Late Toy Show which once again scooped top spot with an average audience of 1,453,000 viewers.The second most-watched programme of the year was RTÉ Sport’s Euro 2012 coverage of Republic of Ireland v Croatia in June with 1,236,000 viewers and the Mrs Brown’s Boys Special on Christmas Day hit third spot with 1,068,000 viewers.It was a very good year for RTÉ Drama as Love/Hate’s series finale in December became the fourth most-watched programme of the year with 1,034,000 viewers tuning in to see Darren’s betrayal by Nidge and his shock execution.Fair City also made the Top 20 with an episode from January which saw 648,000 viewers tune in to see what happened in the aftermath of the revelations of Tommy and Jo’s affair. And Raw hit No 15 with the series finale in February as 704,000 viewers tuned in to see Pavel’s tragic demise. Irish audiences loved RTÉ’s big entertainment programmes in 2012 as The Late Late Show made a second appearance in the Top 20 with the 50th Anniversary show in June hitting fifth spot with 1,028,000 viewers. Mrs Brown’s Boys made a second appearance in the list with the finale of the second series in February which was seventh with 909,000 viewers. The Eurovision Song Contest in May came in at tenth place with over 771,000 viewers. The Voice of Ireland had two spots on the list with 725,000 viewers for one of the blind auditions in February and 718,000 viewers for the results show in April, putting those shows in twelfth and thirteenth position. The Rose Of Tralee final had 695,000 viewers, putting it in sixteenth place.Sport again proved very popular with Irish audiences with five of the Top 20 programmes of the year. As one might expect, the GAA All Ireland Finals featured strongly with The Sunday Game Live coverage of the All Ireland Senior Football Final (Mayo v Donegal) hitting sixth position with just under 975,000 viewers. The Sunday Game Live coverage of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final (Kilkenny v Galway) came in at No 8 with just over 900,000 viewers. RTÉ Sport’s coverage of the RBS 6 Nations (Ireland v Wales) came in at No 20 with 648,000 viewers. And RTÉ Sport’s coverage of Katie Taylor’s history-making win at the London 2012 Olympics was the eleventh most-watched programme of the year with 754,000 viewers.As ever Operation Transformation proved to be a ratings winner as the series finale attracted 673,000 viewers to make it No 18.As might be expected, RTÉ News also featured in the top programmes of the year with 778,000 viewers tuning into the RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock on February 12th and 675,000 viewers the RTÉ Six-One News on January 3rd , putting them in ninth and seventeenth spots respectively. DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND SHOWDOWN IS SIXTH MOST POPULAR ON RTE IN 2012 was last modified: January 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL-IRELAND FINALratingsRTElast_img read more

CYNICAL TYRONE BEAT 13-MAN DONEGAL IN CONTROVERSIAL LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgTYRONE 1-13, DONEGAL 0-12 TYRONE proved too strong against 13-man Donegal in a controversial Divison One clash at Healy Park in Omagh this afternoon.The Red Hand county eventually won 1-13 to 0-12 but it was their cynical off the ball play and some of the referee’s decisions which were the main talking points among Donegal fans at the end. Donegal faced a second-half uphill battle after captain Michael Murphy was sent off at the end of the first half and when club mate Neil Gallagher saw red with five minutes left, it was all over for the All-Ireland champions.Murphy was sent off when he followed up after his penalty was saved just before the break and was given a second yellow for a foul on a Tyrone defender.Tyrone were ahead by six points to four at half-time after a scrappy 35 minutes littered with fouls and some cynical off the ball challenges.The hosts took the lead in the first couple of minutes, goalkeeper Niall Morgan coming up the field to point from a free kick. There were some scrappy challenges early on, one one occasion Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill holding onto the ball on the ground well after the whistle as the Red Hand county attempted to disrupt the Donegal play.Donegal drew level with a Colm McFadden point, again from a free in the seventh minute.Tyrone then had a goal chance, rattling the upright before Higgins pointed to give them the lead again, with Cavanagh pointing in the 15th minute to extend the lead to 0-03 to 0-01.Michael Murphy then followed up with a stunning point from out on the right after twisting and turning the Tyrone defence.Jim McGuinness on the sidelines appeared upset with the officials as Cavanagh appeared to over-run the ball. Tyrone went on to score a fourth point from a subsequent free given to them.Murphy then hit the upright with a 21st minute free, leaving the score four points to two for Tyrone. But he didn’t miss from play two minutes later, McFadden winning the ball and laying it off to the Glenswilly man for another wonderful point.Donegal started getting into a decent rhythm, with the officials finally taking action against Tyrone players for off the ball hits on Donegal players, and Patrick McNiece went into the book.Ryan Bradley, who had a good first half, then saw a chance of an equalising point turned away by the Red Hand keeper.However Murphy then pointed the 45 to tie the sides at four points apiece in the 28th minute. Just before the half hour mark keeper Morgan pointed from another free, with McLoone joining Murphy and McHugh in the book.And in the 33rd minute Tyrone extended the lead to two points.Ross McWherity then ran through on goal, was dragged to the ground and the referee awarded a penalty.Murphy missed the subsequent penalty and when he went to follow up he was adjudged to have fouled a Tyrone defender.And he was shown a red card and sent off.Despite one Donegal player clearly being punched in the face in the melee that followed, the referee took no action against Tyrone.And as the players headed for the tunnel at half-time, Donegal No2 Rory Gallagher could be seen remonstrating with the referee.Despite the advantage, Donegal played some wonderful possession football at the start of the second half.But it wasn’t long before Tyrone’s extra man started to show, with Stephen O’Neill scoring the all important goal.Donegal did show great spirit throughout; with McWherrity almost bagging a goal.But Cavanagh and O’Neill were in fine form for Tyrone, Colm McFadden frees just keeping the Donegal men in touch.What a pity though that there was so much off the ball and niggling incidents throughout the game.At one point ten minutes from the end there was a wrestling match in yet another off the ball incident – four players going into the referee’s notebook, among them O’Neill.And with five minutes to go Gallagher was sent off for a second yellow card offence.Just a minute later Stephen O’Neill, who had already been booked, wrestled a Donegal player to the ground yet again but the referee took no action.Jim McGuinness can take a lot of positives from this game, McWherity and Ryan McHugh stepping up into the first team and giving good performances.But two red cards ruined Donegal’s chances.And there was more controversy after the final whistle as the McGee brothers appeared to clash with some of the Tyrone players as they headed for the tunnel.Allianz FL Division 1Tyrone 1-13 0-12 Donegal, Healy Park FTKildare 2-08 0-12 Kerry, Newbridge FTDown 1-17 3-12 Cork, Newry FTAllianz FL Division 2Wexford 0-10 0-19 Derry, Wexford Park FTGalway 0-13 1-10 Westmeath, Salthill FTCYNICAL TYRONE BEAT 13-MAN DONEGAL IN CONTROVERSIAL LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: March 3rd, 2013 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:Allianz NationalCYNICAL TYRONE BEAT 13-MAN DONEGAL IN CONTROVERSIAL LEAGUE CLASHDonegal GAAFull timeTyrone v Donegallast_img read more

5 killed in bus-semi crash

first_imgOSSEO, Wis. – A bus carrying high school students home from a band competition crashed into a tractor-semitrailer that had jackknifed on the interstate early Sunday, killing five people, including the band director and his 11-year-old granddaughter, officials said. Twenty-nine others were injured, some seriously, troopers said. “It’s a terrific tragedy and loss to our school and community,” said the Chippewa Falls schools superintendent, Mike Schoch. “Our community is stunned by it.” The semi, which had gone off the shoulder of Interstate 94 and jackknifed, was blocking the westbound lane, Wisconsin State Patrol Capt. Douglas Notbohm said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I don’t know how much opportunity there was for braking action,” he said. The bus slammed into the overturned truck, but didn’t roll or catch fire, patrol spokesman Brent Pickard said. It was the first of four buses carrying about 200 students and 40 adult chaperons, Schoch said. Four students and three adults remained hospitalized Sunday night with injuries including punctured lungs and broken hips, arms and legs. Many had undergone surgery, but all were expected to recover, he said. Tania Richter, 17, a clarinet player in the band, said she was sleeping on the floor toward the back of the bus when it crashed. The impact sent her sliding under a seat. “It was terrifying,” she said. Her right arm was in a sling because of a shoulder injury. Nearly everyone was sleeping at the time, she said, but at least the bus wasn’t full. Most of the windows were knocked out in the crash. “We had a lot of seats open, which saved a lot of people,” she said. Notbohm said the dead included bus driver Paul Rasmus, 78, of Chippewa Falls, band director Douglas Greenhalgh, 48, his wife, Therese, 51, and their 11-year-old granddaughter, Morgan Greenhalgh. Brandon Atherton, a 24-year-old student teacher at the school, also died. The semi driver, employed by Whole Foods Market Group of Munster, Ind., was en route from Indiana to Minnesota. He suffered injuries that were not life threatening and was hospitalized, Notbohm said. Officials didn’t know why the truck went off the interstate and overturned. The driver told investigators he had not fallen asleep, Notbohm said, and Pickard said the road was dry at the time of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. The students were returning from band competition at the University of Wisconsin’s campus at Whitewater, Wis., about 200 miles southeast of Chippewa Falls. The band had placed third in Class AAAA competition in the Wisconsin School Music Association State Marching Band Championships. Chippewa Falls High School, which has about 1,500 students, was opened Sunday for those who wanted to meet with grief counselors, Schoch said. The school’s principal, Jim Sauter, said classes would be held today. 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

Chinese president set to visit North Korea

first_img However, Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, also said North Korea was still running nuclear facilities believed to be at the center of its weapons program and had reprocessed spent nuclear fuel this year into plutonium, a raw material for nuclear bombs. On Saturday, Richardson briefed South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon on his visit to North Korea, reiterating his view that Pyongyang is willing to seriously discuss dismantling its program. He said he told Ban that he found the North Koreans displayed a positive attitude and told him they were committed to unconditionally resuming the six-party talks, returning to the international nuclear nonproliferation pact and allowing outside oversight of the country’s disarmament. China is North Korea’s last major ally and key supplier of food and energy aid, giving it what other governments consider to be unique leverage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But the North also has demanded a nuclear reactor for power generation before it dismantles its atomic projects. “The nuclear issue will inevitably be on Hu’s agenda,” said Gong Keyu, a North Korea specialist at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Studies. “During the visit, China may on the one hand exert pressure on North Korea to give concessions, and on the other hand offer more help in return,” Gong said. “Economic aid and North Korean economic reform also will be on the agenda for Hu’s visit.” The trip comes amid a new burst of diplomacy ahead of the next round of talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who was in the communist country this week, said Friday that North Korea is committed to unconditionally resuming talks on its atomic weapons program and returning to the international nuclear nonproliferation pact. BEIJING – Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit North Korea next week amid U.S. pressure for Beijing to do more to persuade its communist ally to stop developing nuclear weapons, China said Friday. Hu’s visit to North Korea on Oct. 28 would be the first by a top Chinese leader since 2001. It comes as China is trying to organize a new round of six-nation talks in November on the North Korea nuclear issue – talks that include the U.S., South Korea, Japan and Russia. Talks held last month in Beijing ended with a promise by Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programs in exchange for aid and a security guarantee. last_img read more

Winners and losers of the business world in 2005

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) – Boy, for a while there the business headlines of 2005 started sounding uncomfortably like those of the 1970s. Oilmen hadn’t been looked upon with such scorn since the days of J.R. Ewing, as the outrageous price of gas was overshadowed only by the outrageous price of designer jeans. Luckily, it appears the worst of it was only a temporary flashback. By the end of the year, we were blissfully back in the brave new world, stuffing stockings with 21st century gadgets and stocking up on Tamiflu in case our true love gave us a partridge in a pear tree this year. But many of the big winners and losers of the business world in 2005 still have a noticeably retro feel, perhaps because some are old enough to have entered early retirement in the 1970s. Still, the younger ones showed that the new generation has found novel ways to work the system or go down in flames. So throw another barrel of crude on the disco inferno as we revisit this year’s wise men and whiz kids, its scrooges and stooges. And forgive us if we can’t get some of those ’70s tunes out of our head. WINNER: Richard Scrushy Sweet home Alabama sure was a sweet home to Richard Scrushy this year. The founder of HealthSouth Corp. was the first corporate executive to get his feet held to the fire under the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate-reporting law. He stood trial accused of leading a $2.7 billion accounting fraud. But Scrushy and his feet emerged unscathed in June after a jury on his home turf cleared him of all 36 counts. The Alabama getaway led many observers to question why the feds didn’t move the venue to a state where the skies aren’t so blue. And, perhaps, where the jury’s metaphors aren’t so mixed: “The smoking gun wasn’t pointing toward Mr. Scrushy,” Juror 538 said after the verdict. LOSER: Harry Stonecipher Harry Stonecipher came back to Boeing Co. just when the aerospace giant needed him most _ as it was trying to put a series of defense-contract scandals behind it. But Harry was not the bridge over troubled water that Boeing had hoped he’d be. Fifteen months into his tenure as CEO, Stonecipher was forced to resign in March over a new ethics scandal: an affair he had with a female Boeing executive. They say that breaking up is hard to do, but in Harry’s case it happened quickly: A few days after he resigned, and a month after his 50th wedding anniversary, Stonecipher’s wife filed for divorce. WINNER: Sheldon Adelson Someone must have forgotten to tell Sheldon Adelson that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” The chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp. wants to reproduce the Sin City strip half a world away, on the Chinese resort of Macau. He’s already raking in big bucks with his “temporary casino” in Macau now, but the Asian version of Vegas eventually will be centered on a huge, $1.8 billion replica of the Sands’ Venetian casino. Investors were giddy over the company’s prospects, sending shares of Sands up more than 60 percent on the day they debuted in late 2004. As a result, Adelson leapfrogged 291 spots on the Forbes list of billionaires this year, now sitting in the 19th spot with a net worth estimated at $15.6 billion. LOSER: Hank Greenberg Now some people call him a fraudulent conveyer. Some call him MRG. Some people call him Maurice. And he’s definitely a joker: According to a witness in the civil suit against him by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the former CEO of American International Group Inc. had a good laugh after he asked an underling “are we legal?” and the employee responded: “If we were legal, we wouldn’t be in business.” But the alleged accounting hanky panky that Hank laughed at then eventually forced him from the throne of AIG, the insurance firm that was once jokingly referred to as “All is Greenberg.” WINNER: Alan Greenspan Maybe it’s the windshield-sized eyeglasses he wears, but this dude definitely sees things that the rest of us don’t. Greenspan famously liked to compare the economy to a bathtub, with his job being to tinker with the faucet knobs to make sure the water never got too hot or cold. Sure, things got a little warm in some spots over his 18-year tenure. And the Google guys have been hogging the rubber ducky lately. But there’s a reason that Greenspan’s critics are few and far between. As he heads off into the sunset, we reflect back on the long and winding road he led us on and think: The tub never got hot enough to fog up those specs of his. LOSER: Carly Fiorina For much of her career, Carly Fiorina’s fans were singing “nobody does it better.” But by the end, they were drowned out by the critics singing “you’re so vain,” accusing the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. of spending too much time in front of the cameras instead of executing the board’s strategy. She was ousted in February, while HP’s stock was down two-thirds from its peak in 2000. WINNER: Mark Lanier Mark Lanier, you just won a $253 million jury award for the widow of a man who died from a heart attack after taking Merck & Co.’s painkiller Vioxx. What will you do next? Why, hire Dolly Parton to sing at a Christmas party, of course! That’s right, the year’s most high-profile attorney celebrated the season with a holiday hoe-down featuring the buxom blonde. We didn’t get a copy of the set list, but if we were in attendance we’d have requested her chart topper “Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That.” That one goes out to the losing plaintiff’s attorneys in the second Vioxx case in New Jersey. LOSER: Phillip Bennett Former Refco Inc. CEO Phillip Bennett tried to get by with a little help from his friends this year, borrowing close to half a billion bucks from an Austrian bank to cover $430 million in bad debt he allegedly hid from regulators and shareholders of the commodities brokerage. But it didn’t work. Refco’s customers and investors fled when the scheme was uncovered in October. In a flash, Refco’s stock was kicked off the NYSE and lost nearly all its value, while the company headed to bankruptcy court. Bennett, who was indicted in November, will have to face the music in the form of federal securities fraud charges. WINNER: Niklas Zennstrom Any eBay user who pays the “buy it now” price is sure to get some positive feedback from sellers on the site. Unfortunately for eBay Inc. CEO Meg Whitman, Wall Street does not work the same way. Whitman had some explaining to do after eBay announced it was buying Niklas Zennstrom’s Internet phone company in a deal that could be worth more than $4 billion. Zennstrom’s company, Skype Technologies SA, had just $7 million in sales in 2004. While enjoying the windfall, Zennstrom, a 39-year-old Swede, will retain his CEO position at Skype (rhymes with “hype”) and join eBay’s senior executive team. LOSER: Robert A. McCormick Christmas came early for the New York tabloids this year when Santa gave them Robert McCormick, the CEO of telecom firm Savvis Inc. who resigned in November over a $241,000 bill he charged to his corporate card at a New York strip club. It must’ve been a fabulous night for a lap dance. The 2003 bacchanalia came to light when American Express sued Savvis for not paying the bill. Savvis insists the tab is McCormick’s to pay. Maybe the club will let him work it off by washing dishes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want 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

Letterkenny motorists warned to beware of water balloon attacks

first_imgA motorist in Letterkenny has said they were almost put off the road this evening after their car was hit by water balloons. The alleged incident occurred at the Mountain Top roundabout this Saturday evening at approx 6.30pm, where it is claimed that two teenage girls were throwing water balloons at passing traffic.One concerned driver told Donegal Daily: “They just smacked our windscreen with water balloons and almost put us off the road. “We stopped the car and they ran off and left a bag full of water balloons which we took. They must have been planning to be out for a while.“It is just pure luck that they haven’t caused an accident.”Drivers are being warned to exercise caution if passing through the area.     Letterkenny motorists warned to beware of water balloon attacks was last modified: July 14th, 2018 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)last_img read more