Rangers make bid for Port Vale goalkeeper Jak Alnwick

first_imgMark Warburton is looking to strengthen his goalkeeping department with Matt Gilks set to leave the club before the window closes next week.Alnwick started his senior career with Newcastle having been on the books of Sunderland as a youth Rangers have made a £250,000 bid for Port Vale goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.The 23-year-old, who has been at the League One side since 2015, has a buy out clause which it is believed Rangers have met.However in a statement to STV, Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite said the terms of the offer are not acceptable.He said: “We received a bid for the player however the terms were not acceptable.”last_img read more

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Football Talk: Tony Watt to Aberdeen… or Airdrie?

first_imgAnd former Hibs striker has had a bad start to his career in Greece. His new side Apollon Smyrni lost 2-0 on his debut and slipped down to the relegation zone in the Super League. They haven’t won a game since the start of November. Former Celtic striker Tony Watt may be best known for his winner against Barcelona but let’s not forget his roots. Back in 2010 he made his senior debut for Airdrie and after a string of moves that haven’t quite worked out, his career could be about to go full circle.His former side have offered him the opportunity to train with them since he became a free agent but if they have any aspirations to sign him then they face competition from Aberdeen, who have also been reportedly doing him a favour.Meanwhile, Zenit are talking up Celtic’s Europa League visit later this week by insisting there will be a heated atmosphere in Russia. last_img read more

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My Donegal with Councillor Patrick McGowan

first_imgWell known County Councillor and Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal Area, Cllr Patrick McGowan is a proud Donegal man. Here he outlines what he loves about Donegal and why he is a big fan of Michael Murphy.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Narin. Family holidays in a caravan. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?A little less rainWho is the one person that you look up to and why?Pat the Cope Gallagher. He works seven days a week for the people. I don’t know where he gets the energy and motivation from. What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal?When Edanne and I and our three children were together for Christmas 12 years ago.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Winning the All Ireland and this year’s Irish open in BallyliffinIf you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be? End the madness of bigotry and persecution.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Rapeseed oilWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Has to be Daniel O’DonnellWhat has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?Getting electedWho is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Michael MurphyWhat is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Conkers – good food and good serviceWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?How’s it going!What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal?Getting a good paying job and to be happy at your work.What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Scone with raisinsIs there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Not pulling together as much as we use to doDo you have a favourite local band?ClannadIf you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?St Josephs hospital.Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?AzerijbanIs there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? (example: our culture/language)Our beachesWhat is the most rewarding thing about what you do?Helping someone get something they are entitled to.My Donegal with Councillor Patrick McGowan was last modified: December 29th, 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:BallybofeyMY DONEGALPATRICK MCGOWANlast_img read more

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Disney Dollars to be Discontinued

first_imgShare This!©DisneyIt is the end of an era. If you’re looking for that Disney unique gift that is Disney Dollars, time is running out! With the proliferation of our cashless society, Disney has decided to end the sale of Disney Dollars. This change goes into effect May 14. Guests may still purchase Disney Dollars through May 14, while supplies last at select Walt Disney World and Disneyland locations.Disney Dollars do not expire and they will continue to be accepted at select locations at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, as well as U.S. Disney Stores. Disney Dollars were modeled to look like cash and could be purchased in $1, $5, and $10 denominations.Guests will continue to be able to exchange Disney Dollars for cash equivalents after May 14 at Guest Relations, resort concierge, and hotel front desks.After May 15, Guests will be able to only purchase Disney gift cards as a gift option, however gift cards are not available in amounts less than $15.Will you miss Disney Dollars?last_img read more

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Wine Bar George is Offering a Champagne Tasting

first_imgShare This!Wine Bar George at Disney Springs will be offering an afternoon champagne tasting on August 29, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Tickets are $75.The event will include samples of five different sparkling wines:étoileMoët & ChandonVeuve Clicquot RoséRuinart RoséDom PérignonCheese and charcuterie bites are also included. For tickets, click the eventbrite site.last_img

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South Africa gets new high-powered trains

first_img16 January 2015When a new batch of diesel locomotives was unloaded off the ship at the Cape Town harbour on 14 January, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters walked towards the Afro4002 loco and kissed it.She said the delivery of the locos was an exciting moment for the government and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) because they would go a long way in reducing travel time, providing comfort and reliability, and improving efficiency.The arrival of the four locomotives follows the unveiling of the first one – the Afro4001 diesel locomotive – at the Cape Town Station in December. “We are happy that when we said 2015, the first trains would be landing in South Africa in January 2015, there is the delivery of the train. We are very excited,” Peters said.“At different times this year, trains will be delivered. One of the key things the government is focusing on, between 2014 and 2019, is to improve public transport, in particular our drive to move people from road to rail. This is part of the initiative because in that way, we will be able to deal with the carnage on the roads. We will be able to reduce the number of people who actually die.”She was accompanied by the chairperson of the Prasa board, Popo Molefe, and the agency’s group chief executive, Lucky Montana. Prasa is a state-owned enterprise responsible for most passenger rail services in South Africa.The new locomotives are expected to contribute to the rail operator’s plan to modernise South Africa’s rail infrastructure, including rolling stock, signal upgrade, infrastructure rehabilitation, station modernisation and new locomotives for long distance passenger services.All in all, 70 high-tech locomotives are expected to be delivered over the next few months, comprising 50 Euro Dual electro-diesel and 20 Euro 4000 diesel locomotives. As they arrive, Prasa will test them on the track until March; thereafter, the locos will start operating from April this year.Peters said the Afro4001 diesel locomotive had already been tested. On one test-run, it pulled up to 50 coaches over a notable distance. These types of locomotives brought modernisation as well as faster delivery.“We. want to also improve the ability of people to move faster on rail because people are saying I don’t want to spend hours on end on the train,” she said.The locomotives are highly powered and are designed for multipurpose use. They can pull freight and passenger coaches. The trains will run along six long-distance corridors, including the Johannesburg to Cape Town route. As soon as Prasa receives new stock during the first half of the year, this will be increased to 10 corridors.Peters said the government was investing R172.3-billion in the next 10 years to fast track the modernisation of rail and move public passenger transport to rail; of this, R3.5-billion had been used to manufacture 70 locomotives. About R51-billion would go towards the manufacturing of 600 new trains for Metrorail, which operates commuter rail in urban areas.Molefe said the 70 locomotives were being manufactured in Spain. Prasa would receive the first 20 of these within the next six months. “Over time we have had to deal with high levels of frustrations from our people, who use our trains, because of slow journey times and overcrowding, resulting in the passengers losing faith in rail as a mode of choice.“What we see today will immediately see the reduction of travel time on our long- distance passenger rail services as part of our commitment to providing high-quality passenger services,” he said.Source: SANewslast_img read more

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More Atlanta disruptions expected after power outage chaos

first_imgAirports can be very stressful Passengers at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta are expecting another day of disruptions  after a power failure crippled operations on Sunday and canceled more than 1000 flights.The major operator at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson  International Airport, Delta Air Lines,  cancelled 900 flights Sunday and said another 300 cancellations were “on the books”  for Monday.Most of these would be early morning, inbound flights to Atlanta to give the operation there an opportunity to more quickly return to normal, it said.“Delta’s flight schedule in Atlanta is expected to return to normal by Monday afternoon,’’ Delta said on its website Sunday. “Delta is working hard to reaccommodate customers.”Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport and typically handles about 275,000 passengers a day. The power outage came as traffic is building up to in the busy holiday period.READ: Christmas crush as US holiday passengers top 50 million.Power was resumed after almost 11 hours on late Sunday and the fault was traced to a fire in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility.The intensity of the fire damaged two substations serving the airport, including the back-up facility.“We certainly understand that the outage has caused frustration and anger and we are doing everything that we can to get folks back home right away,” Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed told reporters.The blackout prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to declare a ground stop at the airport, preventing Atlanta-bound flights from taking off or those already en-route to be diverted.About 30,000 people in the terminal were affected by the outage and local authorities opened a convention center to accommodate people stranded overnight.AIrport authorities said they were delivering more than 5000 meals to passengers and they were offering free parking to affected passengers until 8am.CNN reported that passengers were left stranded in planes on the tarmac for up to seven hours.One of those who faced a marathon wait was CNN reporter Betsy Klein, who described passengers as exceedingly patient and who praised the crew and pilots.“But we have also all now been on this full @Delta plane since we boarded at 11:45 am and there hasn’t been food or water since late afternoon,’’ she said on Twitter.Klein reported that crew on her plane said 92 aircraft were stuck on the tarmac at one point and some ran out of fuel.last_img read more

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W3C Announces MathML 3, New Standards for Math on the Web

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#Tools W3C has announced the third version of its standards for the inclusion of mathematical expressions in Web pages. MathML (Mathematical Markup Language) is aimed to make math on the Web more accessible and more international. While the basic markup remains the same, this version brings to it some improvements for assistive technology, as well as for formulas in languages that are written from right to left. The MathML standard is supported in a number of applications already, beyond just websites – eBooks, equation editors, screen readers, braille displays, and computational software, for example. And it’s part of the larger W3C Open Web Platform, which includes HTML5, CSS and SVG. As browsers expand their support for HTML5, MathML support will be included. This means that embedding math in Web documents will become easier, and math software can more easily publish to HTML.In announcing the new version, W3C stresses three areas: accessibility, education, and international interoperability. As testimony from Adil Allawi, Technical Director of Diwan Software Limited, an Arabic language software publisher makes clear, math – on the Web at least – is yet to be an “international language”: “We have been working for the past five years converting Arabic school books to electronic documents, but we have always faced problems with mathematical books which rely on custom layout and fonts,” he says.An Example of MathMLHere’s an emaple of how MathML works in order to represent the equation “x squared plus 4x plus 4 equals 0 The first example uses presentational tags, the second semantic tags.Presentational tags:Semantic tags: Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? audrey watterslast_img read more

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Ways and Means GOP, White House Crafting Tax Cuts 2.0 Outline

first_imgHouse Republicans and the Trump Administration are working together to craft a tax cuts “2.0” outline, the House’s top tax writer has said. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., told reporters earlier this week that House tax writers and the White House are currently working to finalize the “framework.”Tax Cuts 2.0Additionally, Brady reiterated to reporters that he plans to hold listening sessions with other House Republicans to gather ideas for the tax package. The legislative outline is expected to be circulated among House lawmakers this month and released generally in August. A House floor vote on the package is anticipated this fall.Individual Tax CutsThe tax reform “phase two” package will focus on making permanent the individual tax cuts enacted temporarily through 2025 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97). Extending the individual tax cuts will be the “centerpiece” of the next package, Brady has said.Impact.  “Making the TCJA’s expiring individual tax code changes permanent would result in a larger economy in the long run,” the Tax Foundation said in a report released on July 10. According to the report, a “small, positive” economic impact is expected during 2019 through 2028. “In the long run, making all individual tax provisions permanent will lead to 2.2 percent higher long-run GDP, 0.9 percent higher wages, and 1.5 million more full-time equivalent jobs,” the report said.However, the economic boost would not arrive without being accompanied by an increased federal deficit, according to the report. “Making these provisions permanent will also increase the deficit, reducing federal revenues by $638 billion ($575 billion on a dynamic basis) over the 10-year budget window and in the long run, reduce federal revenue on an annual basis by $165 billion ($112 billion on a dynamic basis).”Corporate Tax CutsAdditionally, Republicans are “thinking about bringing the 21 percent [corporate tax rate] down to 20,” President Trump said in a recent interview. The corporate tax rate was permanently lowered from 35 to 21 percent under the TCJA.SenateAt this time, the prospect of the House’s tax cuts 2.0 package clearing the Senate remains unlikely. Currently, the phase two measure would need at least nine Democratic votes to clear the chamber. Democrats have remained critical of the TCJA and are not expected on Capitol Hill to support legislative efforts to extend the new law’s provisions.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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Probable line-ups: Roma v Napoli

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Roma could give Mert Cetin his first start as they host Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico, while doubts remain on the visiting front pair. It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. There is only one point separating the two sides going into the weekend, with Napoli drawing 2-2 in the controversial game against Atalanta and Roma putting four past Udinese. Federico Fazio is suspended due to his red card in Udine, he joins the lengthy list of absentees from the squad, which include the injured Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante, Amadou Diawara, Nikola Kalinic, Henrik Mkhitaryan and Davide Zappacosta. It means Mert Cetin could be in with a chance of making his full debut for the Giallorossi at the centre of defence. Gianluca Mancini will continue to deputise in central midfield. Edin Dzeko will lead the line, with Justin Kluivert, Javier Pastore and Nicolo Zaniolo expected to be playing just behind the Bosnian. Napoli meanwhile will be without coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was sent off in the draw against La Dea on Wednesday.  Right-back Kevin Malcuit is out for six months following knee surgery, midfielder Allan is also out for four weeks with a sprained knee. The good news is that former defender Kostas Manolas has returned to face his former club, whilst Mario Rui is also expected to return. Elseid Hysaj is struggling with a fratured sternum. Piotr Zielinski is expected to replace Allan in midfield, with Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens set to play up front, with Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon on the wings. Mertens has a great record against Roma, scoring five goals from his last five games. However, there are mixed reports on who will lead the line this afternoon, as Hirving Lozano is also in with a shout. Roma: Pau Lopez; Spinazzola, Cetin, Smalling, Kolarov; Veretout, Mancini; Kluivert, Pastore, Zaniolo; Dzeko Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Callejon, Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz, Insigne; Milik, Mertens Ref: Rocchilast_img read more

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