Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool looks likely to happen with the German 1/25 to take the job – but claims it is not over the line yet.He also looks at the candidates for the Sunderland job and says there has been a big gamble on Nigel Pearson [7/4] succeeding Dick Advocaat, while former USA boss Bob Bradley is into 9/2.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Atletico Madrid are keeping close tabs on the in-form Juan Cuadrado, who is on-loan at Juventus from Chelsea.The Stamford Bridge club splashed the cash to land Cuadrado from Fiorentina in February for a fee which could rise to as much as £26.8m.However, he started just four Premier League games in the second half of the season and was then shipped out on loan to Juventus earlier this term.But he has enjoyed a promising start to life back in Serie A, impressing during his six appearances for his new club.And now reports in Spain have claimed that Atletico Madrid are exploring the possibility of signing him permanently from Chelsea once his loan in Turin ends.Atletico have held a long-term interest in the Colombian winger but know the fee may be a stumbling block.However, it has been suggested that they may look into a part-exchange deal if Chelsea express an interest in any of their players – with the likes of Koke currently on Jose Mourinho’s wish list. Juan Cuadrado [left] 1
6 6 6 3. Alex Teixeira – Liverpool open talks with £38m Chelsea target? – Chelsea looked the favourites to sign Teixeira this month, but their Premier League rivals are set to damage their hopes. The Guardian claim they have been informed of Liverpools desire to sign the Brazilian this month, reporting their understanding that Reds’ chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Shakhtar Donetsks training camp in Florida to attempt to finalise the deal on Thursday. The Merseyside heavyweights have allegedly made an offer of £24.6m, but the Ukrainian outfit have given the attacking midfielder a £38m price tag. 4. Alexandre Pato – Blues locked in four-way battle for £10m target? – Patos agent, Gilmar Veloz, has insisted his client is yet to receive an offer from Chelsea, refuting reports the Blues had reached a verbal agreement and were closing in on an £8m deal. Velour has since said: The guys are working on getting an offer, but Corinthians are yet to receive one. Chelsea, Liverpool, Sporting and Benfica; all four have a chance. Pato is said to have rejected an offer from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian and is holding out for a move to Europe, preferably in England. 6 2. Jackson Martinez – Atletico Madrid to offer forward in exchange for Chelsea pair? – Atleti director Andrea Berta has reportedly travelled to London in an attempt to prise Diego Costa and Pedro to the Estadio Vicente Calderon this month. The duo are understood to be unhappy at Stamford Bridge, and the Liga outfit are keen to take advantage of their situation by making an offer before their transfer ban comes into action. The Blues are likely to stand firm on the pair, but Atletico are allegedly willing to offer Jackson Martinez as part of the deal. Chelsea are running out of time to make a move in the January transfer window.Reports continue to emerge that Roman Abramovich could spend big before the current market slams shut at 11pm on 1 February.So, read the latest transfer news and rumours on Chelsea by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 5. Nemanaja Matic – Serb considering exit after nightmare six months? – Reports this week claimed that Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar and Diego Costa were eagerly looking for a way out of south west London after a miserable six months with the club. Now, Matic is said to be the latest considering his future. The Daily Mail state the Serbia international, a key player in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign, is contemplating whether it is within the best interest of his career to move on, with his team-mates believing he has already decided to leave in the summer. His form has dropped tremendously this season and his confidence has shown few signs of improvement. 1. John Stones – Chelsea to make £50m bid this month? Read all about it, then click the arrow above to catch up on the latest Chelsea news – The reigning English champions failed miserably to lure the centre back, considered the long-term replacement to John Terry, to Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Blues made four bids, the final believed to be £38m, but all were rebuffed by the Toffees, who stood firm on blocking Stones exit, despite the player himself later handing in a transfer request. It seems, however, that Chelsea have not given up and will return with a much improved offer. talkSPORTs understanding is that £50m has been set aside by Roman Abramovich, and they will attempt to sign him before the close of the January transfer window. 6 6 6. John Obi Mikel – midfielder wanted in China? – Mikel, who has become a key player under Guus Hiddink after largely being ignored by previous manager Jose Mourinho, is said to have an offer from Sven Goran Erikssons side Shanghai SIPG. The Daily Mail report that the Chinese outfit are willing to offer the Nigeria international £60,000 per-week after tax, with a transfer fee of £6m. In the summer, the 28-year-old insisted he had no desire to leave Chelsea and was content with seeing out the remaining two seasons of his contract. A lucrative bid could prove difficult to reject, but his recent revival at Stamford Bridge could make any decision difficult.
Sir Bobby Charlton 1 Old Trafford’s South Stand will be renamed in honour of the Manchester United’s record scorer, Sir Bobby Charlton.The Red Devils announced on Monday that the South Stand is to become the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand as a mark of respect to one of the club’s all-time greats.Charlton joined United in 1953 and made 758 appearances, scoring a record 249 goals. The 1966 World Cup winner won the league four times during a 17-year career at Old Trafford and was part of the 1968 European Cup winning side.Now a director at the club, the 78-year-old – who was also England’s record goal scorer until Wayne Rooney beat his milestone of 49 goals last year – said: “This is a great honour and I am very proud – for myself and my family – that the club has chosen to name the South Stand after me.“Manchester United has been such an important part of my life and I have so many wonderful memories of this Theatre of Dreams.“As a player, I remember the goals and the marvellous players I played with.“As a director, I have seen some outstanding matches and players. It is a special place indeed.“I would like to thank everyone connected with Manchester United. So many people work so hard to keep us at the top; their effort should never be forgotten.“But most of all, I would like to thank Norma, my wonderful wife and my family for the support and encouragement they have always provided. This is for them.”The renamed stand will be officially unveiled prior to Manchester United’s clash with Everton on April 2.And executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was delighted to reveal the honour, he said: “Bobby is, quite simply, the most iconic figure in English football history. A player, a diplomat, a gentleman and a tireless worker for charity, he represents everything that is good about football and Manchester United.“It has been a privilege to know him and humbling to work alongside him for the last 10 years. Renaming the South Stand, which contains both the Directors’ Box and the old players’ changing rooms, is a fitting tribute to all that Bobby has contributed to the club both as a player and a director.”
“The fire,” said his father and stepmother standing near him. A Valencia resident, Pulsifer has been riding at Heads Up for seven years. At first, he couldn’t get on, walk or groom a horse by himself. Now he does all of that and even teaches other children with special needs how to brush and bathe a horse. “Riding the horses has given him more confidence in himself,” said his father, Rob Pulsifer, 52. Saving the horses With flames approaching, Tindell sent his wife, daughter and son away as he worked to round up the facility’s horses. When he realized he couldn’t do it alone, he ran south on Bouquet Canyon Road and Tindell – who suffers from Parkinson’s disease – fell several times. “The wind blew his cowboy hat off. His hair caught on fire,” Pitchford said. “He put it out with his hands.” Tindell suffered second-degree burns on his back and third-degree burns on his hands and face, she said. A U.S. Forest Service ranger eventually picked him up at Texas Canyon Road and transferred him to an ambulance that took him to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. He was then transferred to the Grossman Burn Center where he is expected to remain for three more weeks undergoing skin grafts. The family’s home was burned and they are staying with relatives. Jim’s brother, Tim Tindell, and some forest rangers were able to get the horses into a safe arena on that fire-filled Sunday. The next day, the horses were rescued by a sheriff’s deputy and others who took them to a temporary site. “It’s called Magic Ranch, which is perfect,” said Michael Holt, 48, president of Heads Up. Special kids Heads Up works with children with a range of special needs, and half of its 75 clients are autistic, Pitchford said. Children are matched with a horse according to their needs and personality. The kids are pushed to do things they might not feel comfortable doing, such as interacting with other riders or stretching to grab a bean bag off the horse’s mane. The Buckweed Fire has done the same thing for the 21-year-old organization. “We were content doing what we were doing,” Holt said. “We got kicked out of our comfort zone.” Organization leaders are now evaluating their next steps. They want to buy the ranch they are occupying temporarily and make it a permanent site. Heads Up also wants to provide free therapy to all children who attend their classes. Currently, if they can pay, they do; if they can’t, they don’t. While group leaders are working on those large-scale goals, they also have short-term ones that need to be accomplished. They have started raising money to help the Tindell family recover. “Heads Up is a big family,” Pitchford said. “It’s not just an organization.” They also need the children to help rehabilitate the horses – brushing, walking, feeding and loving them. On Thursday morning, Chris Pulsifer walked Big Nikki around the arena. Big Nikki, along with Little Niki, Murphy and Gypsy, look skinny, sad and tired. “We really want to spoil them. They deserve the pampering,” Holt said of the horses. “They spent over 24 hours in a forest fire.” [email protected] 661-257-5253160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We will be back,” said Nancy Pitchford, 64, the group’s executive director and founder. “We can’t let our kids down. We just can’t.” The organization has moved to a temporary spot in Canyon Country since the fire demolished its horse trailer, a hay barn, the feed room, saddles and the mobile home where Tindell lived with his family. Amid the fray, Gypsy – an 8-year-old quarter-horse pony – was the only horse that was hurt, suffering burns around her eyes, muzzle, back and right rear leg. On Thursday, Pitchford gently held a wet sponge to Gypsy’s nose, preparing to dab on burn cream. As Gypsy was led from the barn, Chris Pulsifer – who is autistic – caught a glimpse of the singed horse. “What happened to his eyes?” the 19-year-old asked. CANYON COUNTRY – On that Sunday as the Buckweed Fire roared closer, Jim Tindell thought of the horses. Manager of a Saugus equestrian facility that helps disabled children, Tindell braved the inferno to round up and rescue the organization’s 12 therapy horses. The Santa Ana-fueled fire left Tindell with second- and third-degree burns and he is now hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital awaiting skin grafts. But while the fire also torched the Heads Up – Therapy With Horses facility in the Angeles National Forest, it hasn’t extinguished the same type of determination that Tindell displayed amid the blazes.
LK IT CENTRE is Letterkenny’s newest I.T. services and repair company and have just opened for business.They’ve a wide range of services such as laptop and desktop computer repairs for both home and business clients.The new office is located at Donegal Farm Machinery Business Park, Bonagee. They help solve all types of computer problems as well as offering you a wide range of I.T. Services such as digital marketing over social media.We can help your business grow by quickly attracting new clients in a very specific and targeted way that can be customised to suit each business regardless of size.Special training is offered for the over 50’s who feel left out of the technology loop.We can give you easy to understand, jargon free training lessons on a one to one basis, we can help you get the basics right and let you move on to a more advanced level at a pace time that suits you. We don’t tell you what you need to know we let you tell us.With many years experience in computer repairs they hope to offer their Donegal clients a new unrivalled hardware and software repair service with an eye on both quality and speed of repairs, with a 24 hour repair time for most computer problems for both home & business clients.LK IT Centre want to be there for you when things go wrong.LK IT Centre will be offering you a special priority emergency computer repair service for when you get that sinking feeling and things go badly wrong, we will quickly help you get them right again.Special discounted computer repairs for College student. And much more..So if your computer is full of viruses, running really slowly or if you just need some I.T. consultancy, give us a call on 086 3756907 or find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LetterkennyitcentreI.T. SERVICES AND REPAIR COMPANY LK IT CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS NEW BUSINESS was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
This Thursday the annual Health and Beauty Information Day will take place at the Courtyard Shopping Centre from 12 noon-5 pm. Over 30 exhibitors are taking part, one of the biggest Health Day iniatives held in Donegal.All information, advice, demonstrations, consultations etc are free to the public and Everyone is welcome.There will be free blood sugar level testing, free blood pressure testing, free BMI, free EyesightTesting, free Hearing and Wax checks.Dillons Hotel on Main Street Letterkenny will provide Healthy Dishes and samples. Exhibitors include:Donegal Red CrossHarkins ChiropodistsConnect HearingHungarian Dental Clinic Mc Quaids OpticiansIrish Cancer Society Letterkenny Daffodil CentreLindas Body & Beauty ClinicCongress Resource Centre Mc Kinney Family ChiropracticNatural Health L/KCara HouseReflexologyHerbal LifeLetterkenny Womens CentreLetterkenny Mens ShedsDonegal Sports PartnershipDonegal Living LinksThe Good Morning ServiceJM Physical TherapyLetterkenny CDPKriston Method Pelvic HealthLYIT – Student NursesLetterkenny Youth & Family ServiceParent StopThe Loft Youth ProjectThe Doorway ProjectDe-Exeter HouseThe Carers AssociationThe Living Wheel System for Managing ChangeWheatgrassJuice PlusLYIT – Hula Hoop Guinness Book of Records ChallengeDonegal Travellers Primary Healthcare ProjectAura centre LetterkennyAll information on www.courtyardletterkenny.comFREE HEALTH AND BEAUTY INFORMATION DAY AT THE COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE THIS THURSDAY was last modified: March 10th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Courtyard Shopping Centre
IF YOU’RE in business and supporting local sport, we want to hear from you.Gerry Doherty from Supervalu Carndonagh and Centra Moville is a staunch supporter of the Donegal Ladies footballers.The girls take on Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter final this Saturday in Clones (TI 12.30pm). Gerry is pictured with the Ladies Ulster Senior Championship trophy and Ladies u21 All Ireland trophy at Centra Moville.Squad members Back Row L to R Davy McLaughlin (Donegal Manager) Niamh McLaughlin, Gerry Doherty (Centra Supervalu) Niamh Hegarty & Ciara Hegarty Front Row L to R Terasa Doherty & Deirdre Foley.Gerry and his staff have been great supporters of the Donegal Ladies as well as being very generous sponsors of the girls.Do you support a local sport or team? Send you pix to [email protected] (Good luck to the girls on Saturday). SUPERVALU GERRY GETS BEHIND OUR LADIES FOOTBALLERS’ ALL-IRELAND GLORY BID was last modified: August 19th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Centra Movilledonegal ladiesFootballersSupervalu CarndonaghULSTER CHAMPIONS