by: Nicholas BallasyPresident Obama said Friday he would like to work with the incoming Republican-led Congress on tax reform next year.Obama was asked if the new Congress presents a better opportunity for tax reform next year.“I think an all Democratic Congress would have been provided an even better opportunity for tax reform but I think talking to Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell that they are serious about wanting to get some things done. The tax area is one area where we can get things done,” Obama said at an end of the year press conference. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Ghana winger Christian Atsu has joined Spanish La Liga side Malaga on loan till the end of the season.This follows an unsuccessful spell at Bournemouth in the English Premier League where he failed to make a league appearance.Atsu was expected to sign for bottom placed Levante after he granted an interview with the BBC where he all but confirmed his move to the Spanish side.However, in a dramatic turn of events, he ended up signing for the Eastern Andalusian clubAtsu is expected to be an integral member of Javi Garcia’s squad as the former Porto man is set to fill the void left by Dutch winger Nordin Amrabat who departed for Watford in this transfer window.Atsu joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and has already spent time at Everton and Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan. The former Porto winger has 42 caps for Ghana and has two more years to run on his Chelsea contract.This will be the fourth European league Atsu will be playing in after the Portugese Primeira Liga, Dutch Eredivisie and English Premier League.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Let’s be clear: these players aren’t flops (okay, some are).They are all worth a lot of money, but over the course of the season it’s fair to say their transfer values have dropped.They are bargains in the loosest sense. 4. Luke Shaw – Shaw didnt seem to have a great season under Jose Mourinho and has been linked with a move away from the club. He may stay and fight for his place in the first team and show his manager he does have the right mentality, but if there is interest in the left-back then a club is likely to pick him up for a few million pounds less than the £27m the club spent on him in 2014. 5. Moussa Sissoko – Sissoko joined Tottenham for £30m in the summer of 2016, but he only started eight Premier League games and when you dont even start against Millwall then the future doesnt look good. No one in their right mind would pay half of what Spurs shelled out last season, would they? Maybe it will get better for him in the difficult second season, but along with Claudio Bravo was a bit of a joke to many. 7 2. Riyad Mahrez – At the end of the 2015/16 season, Player of the Year Mahrez would have cost any club an awful lot of money. He was superb as Leicester won the Premier League and he scored 17 goals as well creating 11. Anything less than a £35m offer would have been deemed ridiculous, but now he wants out following the clubs underwhelming season (yes, they reached the Champions League quarter-finals) in what was a very poor title defence. 3. Wilfried Bony – Bonys value has plummeted since his £25m move to Man City in 2015. He played very infrequently and spent the recent season on loan at Stoke where he also lost his place in the starting line-up. Jon Walters, Mame Biram Diouf, Peter Crouch and Saido Berahino are all ahead of him in the first team and Bony even suggested manager Mark Hughes is not playing him to p*** him off or maybe youre just not that good, mate. 7 7 7 1. Claudio Bravo – Man City fans wont shed a tear if Bravo, who arrived from Barcelona in a £17m transfer in 2016, is sold when the summer transfer window opens again. Here is a player who receives sarcastic applause when he actually makes a save and, at 34 years old, if he is sold then the club are unlikely to get anywhere what they paid for him. 6. Daniel Sturridge – Sturridges stock has plummeted so far that even West Ham are wondering if they can sign him. This is a striker who has played at the very top level; he was part of the Chelsea title winning squad in 2010 and the Champions League victors in 2012, while he formed a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez at Liverpool. Injuries have not helped and it now looks like manager Jurgen Klopp will offload him in the summer. When hes at his best, hes too good to sit on the bench. 7 7 7 7. Granit Xhaka – He’s not going anywhere in the summer, but hes not worth £35m now, is he? The fact Arsenal paid the amount for the midfielder last summer excited a lot of fans he was the man to add a bit of bite and steel in the centre. His indiscipline meant manager Arsene Wenger was forced to do without him on a number of occasions thanks to two red cards and five bookings. Hes certainly not a flop, but just doesnt seem to be worth what was spent.
Malin GAA News:CLUB AGMThe club held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18th of January. The meeting attracted a large crowd and after healthy debate on many issues the following positions were filled. Patrick Mc Laughlin (Rustard) was chosen to be club president, a fitting reward for the long serving and dedicated member of the club. He replaced the late James Anthony Mc Colgan.Club chairman, secretary and treasurer remain unchanged with David Gallagher chairman, Roisin Walsh as secretary and John Byrne as Treasurer. Pat Mc Laughlin (F) was elected vice-chairman as well as being county board delegate. John Mc Laughlin (R) stepped down as assistant secreatary and was replaced by Elaine McColgan. The club would like to place on record their thanks to John for all his dedication and hard work over the past numerous years. The assistant treasurers remain the same with Susan Byrne, Patrick Houten and Martin Mc Colgan. The registrar position will hopefully remain in the hands of Denis Doherty (R), who the club wish a speedy recovery after his recent injury. The PRO position was filled by Brendan Monagle and the club again wish to thank Martin Doherty Edwards for spreading the news of the club at home and abroad over the past few years. Grace McCarron stepped down as Irish Culture officer and Scor Organiser and as yet the position remains unfilled. The club would like to thank Grace for her dedication to the role and thank her for the many awards and achievements of the club in recent years. Dan McDaid is senior panel rep while Maria McLaughlin (F) remains on the commitee as ladies representitive. Danny Lafferty was elected child welfare officer as he is secretary of the minor board. Patrick Houten remains as development officer and hopes to have an opening of the gym in the near future. Gerard McLaughlin Rustard will be taking charge of booking the main and training pitches this year and all training sessions and home matches must go through Gerard. The same arrangement for sports hall booking through Joe remains.Other appointments ratified on the night rubber stamped the appointments of senior manager Liam Bradley assisted by John McLaughlin (jm) and Robert Farren, reserve manager Paco Mc Laughlin, this year assisted by Finbar Collins. The minor management remains the same as last year with Patrick Collins assisted by John Rustard and Niel McGilloway. Ladies team manager Martin Mc Colgan will again take the reigns in 2015.Again the commitee thanked all members and patrons for their support and help over 2014 and appealed for new members to step up and become active within the club in 2015. The committee and members present at the meeting paid tribute to outgoing senior manager Terence Coulhoun and his backroom team of Eamon Ryan, Martin Lafferty, Louis Walsh and Noel McLaughlin in thier achievements over the past few years. ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEUlster Club league fixtures have been released and we will compete in section B, along with Eglish, Donaghmore Bryansford, Ballinderry, Lavey and St Eunan’s. The competition will get underway in early February.UNDERAGE GIRLS TRAININGTraining for under 10/8 and 6 girls will resume on Saturday the 24th of Feb from 11 to 12. 30LOTTO There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €550. Sequence drawn was 2-7-5-3-4-1-6. €50 winner was Neili Doherty (Paul), Carndonagh. €20 sellers prize winner was Lily’s Bar. Next weeks jackpot is €650 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw. Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers.CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Brendan on 086 3777015 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address [email protected] at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWS You can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.GAA NEWS: MALIN ELECT NEW BOARD AFTER SUCCESSFUL AGM was last modified: January 25th, 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:GAAMalinNoticesSport
The ladies club wish to extend their deepest sympathy to past Captain Marian Keating on the death of her father Thomas Minihan in Limerick.The turkey competitions continue despite recent challenging conditions. The latest results for the last two weeks are as follows.Playing the front nine Marian Keating scored 18pts(bot) the runner-up was Anne Condon also on 18 pts.It was Cathy Marren’s turn to bag a turkey playing the back nine scoring 17 pts, closely followed by Marian O Sullivan on 16 pts.Staying with the back nine Celine Bradley was the winner of her second turkey scoring 18 pts (minus 1). Marian O Sullivan was her nearest rival with 13pts(bot).Well done ladies, congratulations to all the winners.The above turkey winners and the hamper winners will receive their prizes at the Christmas party on Dec.2nd. The list for those wishing to attend is posted on the notice board in the ladies locker room. Please put your name down if you intend to join the ladies for their annual festive get- together. Letterkenny Golf club express sadness at passing of former captain’s father was last modified: November 21st, 2016 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:golfLadiesletterkenny