Arsenal ready to launch £8m move for midfielder they let go in 2012

first_imgArsenal are plotting a move for former academy prodigy Oguzhan Ozyakup, claim reports in Turkey.The Gunners sold the midfielder to Besiktas in 2012 for around £350,000 but his performances for the Turkish giants over the last year-and-a-half have caught the eye of his former employers.According to AMK, Arsenal sent scouts to watch Ozyakup score the winner in Besiktas’ 1-0 win over Bursaspor on Sunday.Despite having plenty of midfield options, Arsenal remain on the lookout for a deep-lying midfielder with Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini expected to leave at the end of the season.Ozyakup, 23, has become an integral member of Besiktas’ squad this season and it is understood Arsenal will have to pay a fee of around £8m to prise him away from Istanbul. 1 Oguzhan Ozyakup last_img


first_imgStudents at Letterkenny’s LYIT are eagerly looking forward to the General Election hustings event hosted by the Students Union on the 17th of February.The Students Union have met with the class rep council, and a range of different societies such as public speaking and the law society in preparation for the upcoming event.Spokesperson for the Students Union Dylan McGowan said  “This is a great opportunity for students and staff members to voice their concerns and views in the upcoming election”.Organisations such as the USI (Union of Students Ireland) and TUI (Teachers Union of Ireland) will be present to represent national views and education. McGowan further added “Eleven candidates have confirmed to appear which is great to see, hopefully this event is productive for both members of LYIT and the potential TDs.”LYIT STUDENTS TO GRILL GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES was last modified: February 3rd, 2016 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:donegalelectionLYITstudentslast_img read more


first_imgCounty Councillor James Pat McDaid has slammed a situation where lone parents across Donegal have now been hit by an €80 cut.Cllr James Pat McDaid“More than 3,000 lone parent families in Donegal are about to be hit by a savage cut in their essential support from next week and many will be €80 worse off per week.”The FF Cllr James McDaid says he will continue to highlight the ongoing levels of austerity that now seem to be never ending. Cllr. McDaid said he knows many lone parents who are really struggling to make ends meet and this cut is something that must be reversed.He says that it will be a priority for FF to have this decision cancelled out if they are back in governmnet after the next election.Cllr Mc Daid said: “There are over 3,000 families in Donegal in receipt of the one parent family payment. Any of these whose children are aged over 7 years will suffer another cut in the payment from next week. From July 2nd, the age threshold for qualification is being slashed from 16 to 7 – so families who have children all over the age of 7 are no longer eligible.
This means that thousands of lone parents in Donegal who are dependent on this payment will lose up to €80 a week from July.“This is a savage cut, coming on the back of two consecutive cuts to the same support. Together, these three cuts imposed by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton have led to huge financial loses for working lone parents, pricing many out of the workplace and leaving huge obstacles for lone parents looking to access third level education. “I have spoken to some lone parents in recent week who say it is now impossible for them to stay in work. They simply cannot afford it. Since 2012, the Government has reduced the age and income eligibility thresholds and as a result, some lone parents in Donegal will now be down effectively €140 a week.”CLLR McDAID SLAMS CUT IN ONE PARENTS ALLOWANCE was last modified: June 27th, 2015 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:Cllr James Pat McDaiddonegalLONE PARENTS ALLOWANCElast_img read more

Rory McIlroy announces €100,000 Donegal Hospice donation

first_imgRory McIlroy has confirmed that a €100,000 donation is to be made to the Donegal Hospice.By Chris McNulty in BallyliffinA combination of the European Tour, Rory Foundation, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and Ballyliffin Golf Cub have raised the funds.The announcement was made at a press conference after the Pro-Am today at Ballyliffin.McIlroy’s Rory Foundation host this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on the Glashedy Links course at Ballyliffin.McIlroy tees off tomorrow morning with Matthew Fitzpatrick and Thorbjørn Olesen.“one of the big things about the Irish Open when we got involved was to try and impact positively the local community that we were playing in,” McIlroy said.“So the first year we did that with the Daisy Lodge near Newcastle; the second year, you know, local children’s charities around Dublin; last year around Portstewart; and then obviously this year we’re in Donegal, and to be able to donate 100,000 Euros to the hospice I think is a tremendous achievement.“You know, it’s really what we wanted to do, make a difference in the community that we’re playing in, and it’s nice to be a part of that.”McIlroy is looking forward to getting underway tomorrow.The County Down man said: “I haven’t played here in 12 years.“I’d sort of forgotten how good it was and how beautiful the area was. It’s a great golf course.“Pat Ruddy designed it, and he designed the European Club down in Wicklow, as well, and I’m a big fan of that.”Rory McIlroy announces €100,000 Donegal Hospice donation was last modified: July 6th, 2018 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

Parshottam Rupala elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat

first_imgAhmedabad, Jun 3 (PTI) BJP national vice president Parshottam Rupala was today elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat as the Congress did not field a candidate. “Rupala has been elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha as no other candidate was in the fray,” said the returning officer and Gujarat Assembly Secretary D M Patel. The election became necessary because of the death of the Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pravin Rashtrapal. Even if Congress were to field anybody, Rupalas victory was certain as BJP enjoys a majority in the Assembly with 121 seats out of total 182. Rupala (61), who hails from Amreli district, is considered an influential Patel leader from Saurashtra. He has been the state BJP president (2006-09) as well as a Rajya Sabha member earlier (2008-2014). He also served as a minister in the Gujarat Government from 1995 to 2002. PTI PJT KRK RGlast_img read more

Smith, Afridi join other former stars for ice cricket

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 25 (PTI) Graeme Smith and Shahid Afridi have joined a host of former stars for the inaugural St. Moritz Ice Cricket in Switzerland from February 8-9. While Afridi is playing regularly post his international retirement, the two-day T20 event in St. Moritz will be Smiths first since featuring in the Masters Champions League in February 2016. The other big names confirmed for the event are Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Shoaib Akhtar, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan Mcullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah. “I dont know what to expect but I am really excited to play in a beautiful part of the world. I hope the event is a huge success,” said former South Africa captain Smith. On playing against his contemporaries, Smith added: “There are lot of brilliant cricketers involved. I have played against all these guys in international cricket. It will be nice to spend some quality time with them and put up a good show with the cricket.”Organisers VJ Sports have claimed that the event has the approval of International Cricket Council (ICC).Players will use the traditional cricketing gear including the red-ball but will wear sports shoes instead of spikes. The weather is expected to be nice and sunny during the day but the temperatures can dip to as low as -20 degree celsius.The matches will be played on a matting pitch. PTI BS AT ATlast_img read more

Pep relationship was not easy, admits Gotze

first_imgBayern München ‘It was not easy for me’ – Gotze opens up on complicated Pep relationship Goal 06:01 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Mario Gotze & Pep Guardiola Bayern Munich Getty Bayern München Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund The young Dortmund talent was one of Pep’s first signings at the Allianz Arena, but their partnership failed to follow through on early promise Mario Gotze has expressed his admiration for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, while admitting that the pair did not enjoy a fluid relationship at Bayern Munich. Guardiola swooped for the Dortmund star in 2013, to make Gotze one of his first signings at the Allianz Arena. But despite winning three consecutive Bundesliga titles together, the forward struggled to replicate his best form while under Pep’s wing.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Now he has revealed that despite his deep respect for Guardiola’s track record, they did not click on a personal level. “Pep Guardiola was technically one of the best coaches, a tremendous enrichment. But I had the feeling that he thinks only in the grid and leaves out the people and the outside,” Gotze explained during the DAZN documentary ‘ Being Mario Gotze’. “The empathy was not that big. It was not easy for me, just because I came from Kloppo, who was like a footballing father.”Pep was a complete difference. A world-class coach needs empathy, every athlete is also human and you should combine both. “Gotze, who is now back at Dortmund in his second spell with the club, nevertheless has no regrets over his decision to leave in 2013 or his time at Bayern.”I did not think so far, on what it meant and how people react on it. When I look back, it can be said that it was selfish, but in the end it is also a competitive sport,” he added. MARIO GOTZE BAYERN MUNICHBayern’s Matthias Sammer believes that Gotze deserves more credit for his Bayern spell, while admitting that the club could have done more to make him feel at home as a young talent.”Mario has received too little love and recognition at Bayern. Young, sensitive people need rhythm in their lives,” Sammer told DAZN.”That was taken from him. Mario and I had a close relationship, but I was not the coach. Mario with his deep way of thinking must feel love and trust, he must be untouchable.”At the same time Pep Guardiola: Full of ambition. That’s why he sometimes had too little calmness and independence in his decisions. It was logical for me to comfort Mario. The club was not able to do that. You have to be able to read people and meet their characteristics and abilities. Unfortunately, not many people recognize that.”last_img read more

Apple AirPods 2 with health-monitoring functions are coming in first half of 2019

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 10:08 IST HIGHLIGHTSApple will launch Apple AirPods 2 in first quarter of 2019.Apple AirPods 2 will come with health monitoring features.Apple AirPods 2 will also feature a brand new design.It has long been known that Apple is working on the second generation of its wireless Bluetooth earphones- the Apple AirPods. Last year, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple could launch AirPods 2 along with a wireless charging case in the first half of 2019. And now, a new report seems to corroborate Kuo’s prediction about the launch of the Apple AirPods 2.According to a report by Digitimes, Apple will launch AirPods 2 sometime in the first quarter of 2019. What’s more? The report states that the AirPods 2 will come with a brand new design that will enable the wireless earphones to monitor various health-related metrics and carry out health monitoring functions.Notably, this is not the first time that we have been hearing about the Apple AirPods 2 getting health monitoring features. Last year the second-generation AirPods were seen listed on the Bluetooth certification site, Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The listing on the site revealed that the AirPods 2 will not only come with the latest Bluetooth standard, that is the Bluetooth 5.0, but they will also come bundled with a host of new and interesting features. The list of features that are expected to make it to the Apple AirPods 2 includes active-noise cancellation and biometric measurement.Additionally, trademark filings filed last year also reveal that the AirPods 2 will come something that is being described as the “wellness sensors”. Essentially, these are a group of sensors that will enable the device to monitor a host of health-related details such as heart-rate, body movement and calories burnt among others. Apart from the wellness features, the Apple AirPods 2 are also tipped to come with features that track, monitor, store, report and transmit biometric data.advertisementInterestingly, a Bloomberg report last year said that Apple would launch three new variants of its AirPods, two of which will be launched in 2019 with water-resistance technology, a wider operational range and heart rate monitoring function. The report noted that while the water-resistance feature may not make the AirPods 2 suitable to be put during swimming, it would make them resistant to rains and sweat.Apple introduced a host of advanced health related features such as ECG and fall-detection to its Watch Series 4 that was launched alongside the three new iPhones- iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max-in September last year. So, it would make make sense for Apple to bring health-monitoring features to its Apple AirPods 2 and complete its ecosystem.ALSO READ: | Apple working on two high-end AirPods for 2019ALSO READ: | Apple AirPods 2 appear on Bluetooth SIG certification site with healthcare featuresALSO READ: | Amazon, Google might be working on Apple AirPods competitors: ReportGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow AppleFollow Apple AirPods 2 Apple AirPods 2 with health-monitoring functions are coming in first half of 2019Previous reports have suggested that the Apple AirPods 2 will sport a brand new design and come with water-resistance technology and feature the ability to measure health-related data.advertisementlast_img read more

Online Banking Tips and Tricks

first_imgAsk most millennials how they keep track of their finances, and chances are they’ll mention online banking. Online banking may have started off as a simple, convenient service offered by banks to customers that can’t always get down to a physical branch, but it has become the primary tool for those looking to get a hold on their financial lives. As with anything else, it’s important to be cautious with how you approach online banking. This is, after all, your money we’re talking about here, and disasters can happen if you aren’t careful.Fortunately, buttoning-up your online banking practices is less difficult thank you might think. Here are a few ways to ensure you stay ahead.Don’t Skimp on Your PasswordNo one wants to have to remember a 12 character password full of random letters, numbers and symbols, but no one wants to have their bank accounts compromised, either. As tight the security is with most online banking systems, breaches can and do happen. Many people have learned the hard way what occurs when one’s financial information ends up in the wrong hands, and it isn’t pretty. Create a password that only you’ll be able to remember, ensuring that you don’t pick anything that might be easily guessed. For best results, consider using a random password generator, as there are plenty to be found online.Check Your Balance Each and Every DayJust because you think you have a good handle on what your current balance is doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk of missing something. This is especially true if you use your online banking account for recurring payments. In such a case, you need to keep an accurate, up to date calendar that takes into consideration every payment that will be debited from your account each month. By doing this and logging in on a daily basis, your risk of overdrafting an account will be far lower than it might otherwise be. Also, consider giving yourself a limit on how much you spend with certain debit cards each week, as this will further help to keep your finances in check.Open Two Online Bank AccountsOne online bank account may seem like enough, especially if you tend to spend lightly. No matter what characterizes your approach to banking, however, you’ll benefit from opening two online bank accounts—one for bill pay/income, and another for daily spending. The first account will be where you deposit your paycheck, as well as where money is debited from in order to pay your bills. The second account is something entirely different altogether. This is where you’re going to pull money from in order to handle daily spending, and it’s recommended that you only keep $100 in this account so that you don’t find yourself overspending. Either way, having two accounts will help you to avoid a mountain of issues, especially if you’re not particularly good with managing your money.So don’t be afraid to take the plunge with online banking. Take these tips to heart, and you’ll be one step closer to having true control over your personal finances. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts How to (Almost) Painlessly Improve Your Running Editors’ Recommendations How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The Complete Guide for Learning How to Mow a Lawnlast_img read more