Kings could mount marketing campaign

first_imgIf so, the Kings figure to get plenty of air time this month. In a matchup of the two worst teams in the Western Conference, the Kings put forth a decent effort Thursday night, but it still wasn’t good enough, as they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime in front of 16,958 at Staples Center. Of the Kings’ two goals, one was deflected in off the body of a Chicago player and the other was literally shot into the Chicago net by a Blackhawk trying to work the puck out of the corner. The second miracle – credited to Jamie Lundmark – tied the game 2-2 at the 7:09 mark of the third period, but Chicago’s Lasse Kukkonen ended the game 57 seconds into overtime. “I saw him right when he got the puck on his stick and he beat me,” Kings goalie Sean Burke said. “By the time I reacted, it was already in.” Another loss – the Kings’ 10th in their past 11 games – dropped them four points behind Chicago. Few could blame Dean Lombardi if he opened a “Rent-A-King” booth outside Staples Center. The Kings are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoff race, so why not look to the future? With the Feb.27 trade deadline approaching, Lombardi will have a chance to accomplish his dual goals of making the NHL team competitive while strengthening the reserve list of organization prospects. Lombardi got things going Monday when he traded Craig Conroy to Calgary for Lundmark and two draft picks. Lombardi is set upon rebuilding the Kings through strong drafts. “This is not the situation you want to be in, but you have to try to use it to your advantage,” Lombardi said. “It’s not fun to be a seller but you have to pick up as many young assets as you can.” It’s widely assumed that the Kings are roughly two years away from being a fearsome team, and Lombardi has said he will entertain offers for players whose contracts expire after this season. That’s a long list, and one that features some interesting names, including Derek Armstrong, Mathieu Garon, Aaron Miller and Brent Sopel, all of whom will be unrestricted free agents this summer. Sean Avery and Michael Cammalleri will be restricted free agents, and how Lombardi handles those two players could say a lot about his view of the team. Avery has been a divisive player in the past but has calmed down this season, and Cammalleri, at age 24, is second on the Kings with 20 goals. There will certainly be a market for both players, but will Lombardi want to keep them around? And more immediately, will the trade talk make the Kings disintegrate even further? “That’s just professional sports,” Crawford said. “Even the guys who are new to professional sports, they realize that (getting traded) is a part of the game.” Based on their start Thursday, the Kings looked as though they might be in for a big night. Alexander Frolov put the puck in off a Chicago defender just 1:16 into the first period, Martin Havlat answered less than a minute later and Jeff Hamilton scored a second-period goal for a 2-1 Chicago lead. Frolov gave Burke an early lead when he held the puck behind the net and attempted a centering pass. The puck deflected off a skate, then off the body of James Wisniewski and past Nikolai Khabibulin. The lead lasted all of 43 seconds, as Havlat picked up a rebound out of a scramble in front of the Kings’ net and pushed it past Burke. The Kings did well to stay even for the rest of the period, as they had to kill three consecutive penalties that left them shorthanded for more than five minutes. (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Lombardi, the Kings’ general manager, isn’t in fire-sale mode, but the team is looking to make trades. “I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of changes, but there might be a couple,” coach Marc Crawford said. “A lot of (trade talk) is just people trying to promote their TV shows or whatever.” last_img read more


first_imgMinister Joe McHughFine Gael Minister Joe McHugh, has said that the provisions of €10 million extra for the flooding clean-up fund, as well as a new Shannon authority and other measures will come as a relief to those affected by flooding. “The last number of weeks have been extremely difficult for communities as the wettest December on record, and the wettest at Malin Head since 1885, has resulted in severe flooding in many areas.“The Government has put in place a number of measures to assist those who have been affected. These measures include increasing clean-up funding for local authorities from €8 million to €18 million. “The Red Cross Scheme established to assist small businesses that are not insured against flooding will be extended to include sports and community facilities. Up to €20,000 is available to eligible premises. The first stage provides a contribution of up to €5,000 and, depending on the scale of damage, further support of up to €15,000 is available. The application form can be downloaded at and people can also the Red Cross headline at 01-6424600.“A range of measures have also been put in place by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to assist farmers impacted by flooding. A new €2 million Fodder Replacement Scheme will be launched and plans are in place to develop supports for farmers in particular hardship. Farmers with significant fodder losses or animal welfare concerns can call the Department’s helpline on 076-1064408 or 01-6072379.“Farm family homes will also be eligible under the Humanitarian Aid scheme. Information and applications forms in relation to the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme are available Department of Social Protection offices and from the Department’s website.“The Government’s capital plan has set aside €430 million to deliver flood protection schemes, meaning more will be spent on flood protection schemes in the next five years than in the last 20 years. “The Government is taking immediate action to address the short term problems being experienced in many parts of the country. We are also implementing measures to prepare and plan for the future.”FLOODED IN RECENT STORMS? HOW TO CLAIM CASH was last modified: January 6th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Sturridge and Moreno to continue as subs? Predicted Liverpool line up v Spurs

first_imgLiverpool face Tottenham in Saturday’s lunchtime kick off as they look to bounce back from a shock defeat to Burnley last weekend.The Reds fell 2-0 to the Premier League new boys only a week after a thrilling 4-3 win over Arsenal.Jurgen Klopp picked his side up to thump Burton Albion 5-0 in the EFL Cup, with Daniel Sturridge scoring twice, despite his unhappiness about playing from wide and not through the middle.Now Liverpool face a huge task against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, as Klopp looks for a reaction from his players.It’s going to be a tight game and that’s reflected in Bing’s predictions, so scroll through the talkSPORT gallery to see a possible Reds’ line up.It looks as though Alberto Moreno will continue to be overlooked, with James Milner set to keep providing left back cover.Head over to and search for a Premier League fixture to see this week’s Bing predictions. 11 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 11 11 11 11 7. James Milner (left back) 11. Roberto Firmino (centre forward) 10. Philippe Coutinho (left forward) 11 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 14. Jordan Henderson (midfield) 11 19. Sadio Mane (right forward) 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (midfield) 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – click the arrow, right, to see the full predicted Liverpool XI in squad number order – Liverpool actually have a better chance of winning at White Hart Lane than Tottenham, according to Bing Predicts, a unique technology developed by search engine Bing. It’s used to make accurate football predictions and Bing Predicts there’s a 29% chance Jurgen Klopp’s men will leave north London with three points. However, there is a 45% chance of a draw, which is how the same fixture last season ended. Tottenham have not beaten the Reds at home since a 2-1 win in 2012 and this is reflected by them having a 26% chance of victory. It should be a good game, so is this how Liverpool will line up in the early game? Scroll through the gallery above. 11 11 20. Adam Lallana (midfield) 17. Ragnar Klavan (centre back) last_img read more

The quality attacker to boost Spurs’ ranks? £30m-rated transfer target assessed

first_img Douglas Costa: The 26-year-old is reportedly a summer target for Tottenham 3 It is no secret as to one of the key areas Tottenham are looking to strengthen this summer.Mauricio Pochettino has been keen to improve his wide options and appeared to have rectified this issue over the summer with the captures of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko. The former brings pace and width and the latter power, offering the team another dimension to an already-strong attack.However, while there was logic in the moves, little has been left to the imagination of the pair. Nkoudou has registered just 22 minutes of Premier League action following his long-drawn out arrival from Marseille, while Sissoko has flattered to deceive since his club-record switch from Newcastle.It is possible that both will depart north London at the end of the season to move to France, which would put Spurs back to square one. Pochettino’s side have been linked with Everton star Ross Barkley and Crystal Palace wideman Wilfried Zaha, who was rumoured to be on Spurs’ radar last summer, in a bid to bolster the squad out wide. However, a third party looks to have entered the equation for the club, with reports linking them with a move for Bayern star Douglas Costa.The 26-year-old enjoyed a sensational debut season with the Bundesliga champions on the back of his arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk, as Pep Guardiola sought to bring out the best in the Brazilian.In that regard, Guardiola succeeded. He netted four goals and registered a further nine assists in Germany’s top tier, while only Leroy Sane [91] completed more dribbles than Costa [90] in the Bundesliga last term. He has not by any means disappointed for Bayern this season either, netting four goals and providing three assists, but his place in the starting XI has been anything but secure.Pictured: Bayern Munich attacker Douglas Costa in action against Real Madrid in the Champions LeagueArjen Robben and Franck Ribery are both first choice wingers under Carlo Ancelotti and the duo are excelling, now both fit and firing on all cylinders. While on the wrong side of 30 years old, Ancelotti does not seem keen on relegating the pair to the bench in their pursuit of domestic glory, forcing Costa to watch on as Bayern continue their march to their 27th Bundesliga title. Injuries have minimised his game time, but 13 league starts is far from ideal for Costa who is approaching the peak of his powers.Bayern are of course under no pressure to sell with his contract running until 2020, but he is very much considering his options, recently stating: “I cannot comment on names, there are contacts with teams from England, Spain and also France.”With Spurs expected to secure a Champions League spot for a second successive year, the financial windfall would present them with the chance to splash the cash in the transfer market, even with a new stadium to finance, which is a boost to the club with Costa priced around the £30m mark.Chances are Spurs would have to part ways with a joint club-record fee to lure the winger away from the Allianz Arena. Yet, for a team that looks to keep the purse strings tightened where possible compared to their top-six rivals, it is unlikely there will be better players in the market with which to significantly strengthen for the fee quoted.As Arsenal fans will testify in both Champions League legs against Bayern, it is difficult to stop Costa once he gains a head of steam as he ghosts past opposition defences on a whim.Having been linked with a move for Sadio Mane before his switch to Liverpool, Costa would provide the ideal addition to the squad to add speed and versatility to the attack. Pochettino has looked to experiment with a three-man defence this season, but has of late reverted to a 4-2-3-1 formation, his favoured system in his first two campaigns at White Hart Lane. With the onus here on the wingers to cut infield and allow the full-backs to overlap, there were times where the centre of the park became compact and against staunch opposition and Spurs struggled.The deployment of a three-man defence, allowing Danny Rose and Kyle Walker to fly down the wing safe in the knowledge there are three centre-backs and the midfield pair of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama to protect Hugo Lloris’ goal, has been successful but he has only been able to field the England duo in the system on five occasions in the Premier League this season.Pictured: Franck Ribery (left) and Arjen Robben (right) may be over 30 years old, but they are still first choice wingers at Bayern MunichReverting to a 4-2-3-1 in this instance means a player of Costa’s calibre could thrive. While Heung-Min Son has impressed from the wing where required, netting a notable 12 league goals, an increase in quality options is never a bad thing and the potential arrival of the Bayern winger would undoubtedly present Pochettino with a welcome selection headache.The only main issue is that Costa requires the suitable system to excel. An average of 0.4 tackles and 0.4 interceptions per game in the Bundesliga this season shows a lack of defensive contribution – though that is perhaps due to Bayern’s sheer dominance – and would reduce the chances of Pochettino using the player as a wing-back. What’s more is that Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are the designated duo to feature behind Harry Kane in the 3-4-2-1 formation, so it would need the right setup to bring out the best in the former Shakhtar man.That being said, Spurs know they need to invest in quality strength in depth if they are to improve upon their group stage exit of the Champions League and Costa would be the ideal addition to help secure success both domestically and on the continent. He would offer versatility to the attack and his speed and delivery would undoubtedly boost a Spurs side that continues to go from strength to strength.last_img read more

OFFICIAL! Kylian Mbappe joins Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco

first_img Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring for Monaco 1 Paris St Germain have announced the signing of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe on a season-long loan with an option to buy next summer.The 18-year-old France striker moves on an initial season-long loan deal with an option for PSG to buy him outright next summer.The agreement, which came just hours before France’s World Cup qualifier against Holland, brings to an end one of the summer’s longest-running transfer sagas.The deal had been expected as early as Sunday but was held up, seemingly due to negotiations over the terms of the option to buy.PSG, having already signed Neymar from Barcelona for £200.6m this summer, insisted on the initial loan season so as not to fall foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.Monaco were believed to be pushing for an obligation on PSG’s part to complete the transfer next summer, in order to have certainty over a reported fee of 180million euros (£166m), but when the deal was announced it was phrased as an option to buy.A statement on PSG’s official website read: “Paris St Germain are very happy to announce the arrival in their team of Kylian Mbappe.“The France striker is on loan from Monaco until June 30, 2018. The loan is accompanied by an option to buy which, if exercised, will tie the player to Paris St Germain until June 30, 2022.”last_img read more

Cardinals lose linebacker Flores

first_imgCantwell Sacred Heart of Mary will be without its top middle linebacker, Andres Flores, for Friday’s season opener against visiting St. Anthony. Flores suffered a broken hand three weeks ago but expected to be ready for the opener. “We thought he would be cleared to play, but it’s still sore so we’ll hold him out two more weeks,” coach Pete Smolin said. Sophomore Lamar Alexander, up from the junior varsity, is expected to start in Flores’ linebacker spot. Senior Matt Rivera will fill Flores’ wide receiver spot. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.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

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief, weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check THURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101.last_img read more

‘Celtic fans’ hospitalised after being stabbed in Rome before Lazio clash

first_img LIVE on talkSPORT 1 Both men are believed to have been stabbed in the leg, and their injuries are not life threatening.Celtic had issued safety advice to fans amid tensions after a match between the clubs in Glasgow last month.Supporters are advised to avoid wearing club colours while walking around Rome, particularly in the evening, stay in large groups where possible and keep a low profile.The club said: “There will be a prominent police presence throughout the city on the day prior to the match and on match day. Fans are advised to always follow the advice of police at all times.”The Glasgow club and Lazio were charged by UEFA over ‘illicit chants’ heard during their Europa League match on October 24.Celtic were also charged over the display of an ‘illicit banner’ during the game. Lazio vs Celtic (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 AFP or licensors Two men have been stabbed in Rome ahead of Celtic’s Europa League tie against Lazio this evening.The individuals, who are believed to be Hoops supporters, were involved in an incident outside the Flann O’Brien pub, the BBC report.They are alleged to have been stabbed by a group of masked men, which resulted in their hospitalisation. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Celtic fans have travelled to Rome to watch their side take on Lazio Celtic could book their place in the Europa League knockout stage with a defeat of Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico this evening.They currently sit top of Group E, one point clear of second place Cluj, having secured a stunning 2-1 victory over the Italians last time out.talkSPORT 2 will bring you full live commentary of today’s fixture, kicking off at 5:55pm.last_img read more

My Donegal with Minister for Education Joe McHugh

first_imgEducation Minister Joe McHugh impressed many when he went back to school to learn Irish after being named Junior Minister for the Gaeltacht. Since then he has risen through the ranks to become a front bench politician. From Carrigart, here he reveals all he loves about Donegal and why music star Jim Reeves is a real Christmas memory for him.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?The top of Muckish Great taking in the spectacular view of Sheephaven Bay on a clear day. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?A longer weekend!Who is the one person that you look up to and why?My father. He always encouraged me to stay the course with my education – especially when I wanted to go to London in the 1980s. My bags were packed! What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal?Listening to Jim Reeves on a record player on Christmas Eve with my mother.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Getting proper recognition through the promotion of the Wild Atlantic Way. And the due recognition that followed in the National Geographic – Coolest place on the Planet.If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be? To go back to the All Ireland Senior Soccer Final in 1989 and come on as sub and score two hat-tricks.For the record, I came on as sub in that game and we were defeated 5 – 0.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Mc Nutt’s Tweed.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Seamus Coleman. A brilliant footballer. Modest. Inspiring. Resilient.What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?The time I arrived in a suit at the Downings Family Resource Centre when I overheard someone saying “quickly there’s someone coming” to which Grainne Shevlin replied “sure it’s only Joe!”Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Neil Gallagher.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Olde Glen Bar.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Sure where would you be going!?What is the biggest challenge facing Donegal people today?The continued global acceleration of cities and ‘brain drain’ of a talented and educated workforce.What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Donegal scallops.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Naw, not really.Do you have a favourite local band?‘The Lost’ and ‘In Their Thousands’If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?You don’t have enough space on your website for the list of people and projects I’d like to see a million quid spent on.Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?On board a United Nations helicopter in South Lebanon.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The native Irish speakers who continue to pass on our ‘Teanga Dhúchais’ go dtí an céad glúin eile.What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?Trying to help people when they’re in bother.My Donegal with Minister for Education Joe McHugh was last modified: December 26th, 2018 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:Education MinisterJoe McHughMY DONEGALlast_img read more

New Principal Named At Fairview Elementary School

first_imgThe Jackson County Public Schools Board of Education and Dr.Kimberly Elliott, Superintendent, are proud to announce Mrs. EleanorMacaulay as the Principal at Fairview Elementary School.Mrs. Macaulay earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education andEarly Childhood at Clemson University and her Master’s Degree in Educationat Converse College. She holds a Reading Endorsement from Georgia StateUniversity. In 2017, Mrs. Macaulay received a Post Masters Certificate inLeadership from Western Carolina University. Mrs. Macaulay has more than20 years of teaching experience. Her family relocated to Sylva in 2004 whenher husband accepted a position at Western Carolina University. She joinedFairview’s faculty in 2005 as a third grade teacher. Mrs. Macaulay was namedJackson County Public Schools Teacher of the Year in the 2014-15 schoolyear. She is currently serving as the Assistant Principal and Lead Teacher atFairview. She and her husband have four children who attend Jackson CountyPublic Schools.“It is an honor and privilege to welcome Eleanor Macaulay to the principalshipat Fairview School. Mrs. Macaulay brings a long history of curriculum expertiseto this role. Her leadership in teaching and learning is commendable. She isready to take the school she loves to the next level,” states Dr. KimberlyElliott, Superintendent of Jackson County Public Schools.Mrs. Macaulay said, “I am honored to serve as the new principal at FairviewSchool. I have been a part of the Fairview family for the past thirteen years. Iam humbled to be chosen to lead this organization as we continue to strive forexcellence both in and out of the classroom. I am excited about our continuedgrowth through the curriculum work that we have already started, ourpartnerships with families, and our commitment to our local community andbeyond. I look forward to continuing my work with students, parents, and staffin this new role.”Mrs. Macaulay will transition to her new June 11, 2018.last_img read more