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Ronaldo makes winning home debut as Juventus beat Lazio

first_imgThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in a 100-million-euro deal.Juve have now won their opening two games after last weekend’s 3-2 success against Chievo in Verona.“The danger today was getting swept up in the enthusiasm of the stadium for Ronaldo’s first game at the stadium,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.“We went from being frenetic at times to falling asleep at others.“I’m happy with the performance, it was our first head-to-head with one of the other big clubs and it went well.“Cristiano has been with us for 15 days, he worked well in the defensive phase and proved to be a smart lad.“He understood that the Italian championship is completely different from the Spanish one and he has understood the DNA of Juventus.“Then everyone is waiting for his goal, but I’m happy with what he did and how he is settling in because he is a very humble guy.”Lazio — fifth last season in Serie A — have had their worst start to the season in over a decade following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home against Napoli.“We did not expect this start, we wanted a different calendar,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi blaming “basic errors” after defeats against the top two teams.Lazio had ended Juventus’s two-year unbeaten home Serie A run last year, but apart from a Luis Alberto shot after an hour they failed to threaten.In the first home game for the seven-time defending champions, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa started on the bench, with Allegri opting for Federico Bernardeschi and Mandzukic to spearhead the frontline with Ronaldo.– ‘Scoring in his DNA’ –‘We’ll help him score’ – World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi says of new Juventus teammate Ronaldo.© AFP Marco BERTORELLOWorld Cup winner Blaise Matuidi set up Ronaldo for the champions’ first chance after 19 minutes but it was Germany international Sami Khedira who rattled the woodwork with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha diving to clear a Bernardeschi angled drive.But the hosts broke through on the half-hour when Mandzukic knocked down a cross for Pjanic to power a half-volley into the corner.Ronaldo came close after 63 minutes but headed just wide after connecting with a Joao Cancelo cross and again threatened on 71 minutes but Strakosha tipped over.Cancelo then set up Ronaldo for what looked destined to be his first goal for his new club, but the Portuguese star failed to control the ball directly in front of goal with Mandzukic taking advantage to finish off.“He is the the best player in the world. For us it is something exceptional, we are very happy to play with him,” said Matuidi of Ronaldo.“Of course we’re going to help him, we’re going to help him score goals because it is in his DNA.“We will learn from his game. Juventus is another culture. For him, for us, to understand his game.“He is someone who goes forward very quickly, who is very mobile, we need to understand each other better. We will improve in that sense and I know he will score an enormous amount of goals.”It was the first time that Ronaldo has not scored at the Allianz Stadium, having found the net three times for Real Madrid against the Italians.Ronaldo’s next chance for his first goal will come against promoted Parma next Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo made a winning home debut for Juventus in 2-0 victory over Lazio© AFP Marco BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Aug 25 – Cristiano Ronaldo is still waiting for his first competitive goal in Italy but made a winning home debut for Juventus in Turin with Miralem Pjanic and Mario Mandzukic ensuring a 2-0 win for the champions over Lazio on Saturday.Ronaldo, 33, unintentionally played a role in Mandzukic’s second goal of the night on 75 minutes after Pjanic put the hosts in front at the Allianz Stadium.last_img read more

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FERRY’S REFUSE BOSS TOLD TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER OVER MASSIVE COUNCIL DEBT

first_imgMr Ferry outside court last monthA JUDGE has warned a refuse collection company owner to comply with his court orders and hand over accounts from his banks and businesses.Jim Ferry, (58), from Rossbracken, Letterkenny, had failed to comply with a previous order by Judge Paul Kelly. At Letterkenny District Court today Judge Kelly warned Ferry he could be contempt of court and he criticised his Dublin-based solicitors Ferry’s Solicitors.Ferry owes Donegal County Council €320,000 in unpaid landfill fees and charges.Lisa Finnegan, solicitor for the council, said Ferry had failed to provide a proper statement of his income and expenditure and when listing his debts had failed to include €39,000 he owes the council after being found guilty of illegal dumping.Solicitor Kevin McElhinney said he had only become aware of the latest details on the case this morning as he was acting as an agent for a Dublin-based company called Ferry’s Solicitors.“There is no rocket science involved in compiling a statement of means. What he has furnished to date is entirely inadequate,” said the judge.The judge said the Dublin legal firm had “a lot to answer for.”He said they would be experienced in providing statements of means to the courts and they would have known what has been provided was inadequate.“The solicitors are well-known practitioners of great experience and perhaps it reflects a complete lack of cooperation being provided by Mr Ferry to them,” said the judge.He told Mr McElhinney: “I know you are acting as an agent but can you bring it to the attention of Ferry’s Solicitors that they should acquaint Mr Ferry with the laws on contempt of court.”The judge ordered that Ferry produce all bank statements from January 1, 2013, to February 28, 2015, to be filed within 21 days of Wednesday’s court.He also ordered him to produce accounts for both Ferry’s Refuse Recycling Ltd and Ferry’s Refuse Ltd and to disclose details of the relationship between both companies.Ms Finnegan said that Ferry should disclose all his assets, including a Danske Bank mortgage and a farm and property at Upper Derryreel, Falcarragh, and at Slieve Sneacht, Letterkenny.The judge agreed.He adjourned the matter to the April 1.FERRY’S REFUSE BOSS TOLD TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER OVER MASSIVE COUNCIL DEBT was last modified: March 4th, 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:councilcourtdebtsjim ferrylast_img read more

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Spurs target Bournemouth star, Man City confident of Kyle Walker deal and MORE!

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Tottenham have added Bournemouth hot-shot Josh King to their summer transfer short-list. The Norwegian striker has fired himself onto Spurs’ radar with 12 Premier League goals since the turn of the year — a haul bettered only by Golden Boot front-runners Romelu Lukaku of Everton and potential Spurs team-mate Harry Kane. (Daily Mirror)Wilfried Zaha’s highly publicised decision to play for the Ivory Coast instead of England has seen Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in the player cool, with Everton’s Ross Barkley emerging as their principal transfer target instead. (Independent)Manchester City have been encouraged that a move for Kyle Walker will be successful this summer. The Tottenham full-back is said to be unhappy about being dropped for key games against Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks. (Manchester Evening News)Pep Guardiola could bring up to eight new players into Manchester City this summer. City owner Sheik Mansour will bankroll another mega-spending spree this summer and, as well as Walker, Guardiola is looking at number of players including Valencia’s Jose Gaya and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin. (Daily Mail)West Ham are chasing £10million Brazilian winger Jonathan Cafu. The 25-year-old will be a target for several Premier League sides this summer with Everton, Leicester and newly promoted Brighton also chasing the forward, who has a release clause of £10.2m in his contract with Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad. (Daily Express)Chelsea turned down the chance to sign Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe four years ago – for just £17,000. The France international visited Stamford Bridge as a 14-year-old but Chelsea snubbed him in order to promote local academy prospects Dominic Solanke and Tammy Abraham. (Daily Mirror)Thibaut Courtois is heading for a bumper new Chelsea contract as Real Madrid cool their interest in the Belgian. (Daily Mail)Manchester United have made contact with Torino about a deal for striker Andrea Belotti. Belotti has enjoyed an excellent season for the Serie A side with 25 league goals. The Italy striker signed a new deal with Torino in December to extend his contract until 2021 and a £84.5million buyout clause was inserted. (Daily Express)Manchester United star David De Gea has not told the club he wants to for Real Madrid this summer. The Spanish international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu and Madrid have made him their number one target ahead of Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois. (Metro)Paul Clement is set to stay at Swansea — even if they are relegated. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Liverpool urged to sign Jermain Defoe, with talkSPORT told veteran striker can have Zlatan Ibrahimovic-like impact‘Next year could be a big one for Liverpool’, Reds legend Ian Rush tells talkSPORT‘Agreeing to Ozil’s huge contract demands could cost Wenger his job’, talkSPORTTransfer ALERT! Chelsea winning race for in-demand Southampton defender Virgil van DijkTransfer ALERT! Arsenal ‘will listen to offers’ for £42m-rated Mesut Ozil this summerArsenal FC transfer news: Barcelona poised to pounce for defender Hector Bellerin in £35million dealFormer Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka could replace David Moyes at Sunderland – shock reports in SpainCeltic FC transfer news: Moussa Dembele a wanted man as Juventus join Chelsea in chase for strikerFree agents 2017: 20 Premier League players out of contract in the summer, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool starslast_img read more

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Jose Mourinho confident of keeping Man United job despite Zidane rumours

first_img Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 2 Jose Mourinho is confident his position as Manchester United manager is not under threat despite reports suggesting the Portuguese could lose his job in the coming days.United suffered their third league defeat of the season on Saturday to drop to 10th in the Premier League, just days after they were knocked out the Carabao Cup by Championship side Derby. Asked whether his position is under threat in a pre-match press conference, Mourinho replied: “No, I don’t think (so).“What I can do to improve things I do and I will improve the things that depend on me and my work.”Ed Woodward is the man who makes the decisions at Old Trafford and it will be up to him to sack Mourinho and hire a replacement. IN DEMAND Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, is the man in charge of making the big decisions at Old Trafford RANKED Reports claim Mourinho could be axed this week, with Zinedine Zidane, the former Real Madrid manager, believed to be in the frame to replace him.United take on Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday before hosting Newcastle on Saturday in their last Premier League fixture before the international break.Poor results in either of those games could, reportedly, spell the end for the Portuguese at Old Trafford, but Mourinho does not believe his job is on the line. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining silverware The question of whether a meeting has been held between Mourinho and Woodward was also raised.“That’s a private matter,” the former Chelsea boss continued.“I’m not asking you who did you speak with this morning, who was your last phone call, that’s a private matter.”United are in desperate need of a shot in the arm against Valencia in Tuesday’s Champions League clash.Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham made this the 20-time champions’ worst start to a league campaign since 1989-90, leading to increased talk about the manager’s future and his ability to steer the ship back into calm waters. no dice REAL DEAL REVEALED boost Latest Premier League News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested tense 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card targets gameday cracker FAREWELL England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Latest Manchester United news Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade deals Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Mourinho is reportedly facing the axe after a woeful start to the season Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star The smell of blood meant there was a heavier media presence than usual at Old Trafford, where the players will line-up on Tuesday fresh from their manager questioning the attitude of some of them.Mourinho said some of his group looked upset after the West Ham defeat, but others did not “look like they lost a game” – a point he was pushed on and attempted to explain.He said: “It’s like, sometimes what it looks (like) is exactly the opposite, if you understand what I am saying?“You can be laughing and be the saddest person in the world and you can be with a very sad face and you can be a fantastic actor and inside of you, you are very happy, so sometimes what you see is not what you get.”Pushed further on the squad’s attitude, Mourinho added: “I think that some care more than others.”last_img read more

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West Ham players rated and slated after London derby defeat to Spurs

first_img Given the run around by Harry Winks all afternoon, lack of pace highlighted by a needlessly late tackle for a yellow card 15 (SUB) Michail Antonio – 6 15 Fabian Balbuena – 6 The Mexican was bright and lively as per, even seeing a goal correctly ruled out for offside However, they were confronted by an excellent Hugo Lloris who made two fantastic saves from Marko Arnautovic in the second half to secure all three points.With Premier League games against Leicester, Burnley and Huddersfield coming up, Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping to regroup his troops as quickly as possible.So how did they fare at the London Stadium? Scroll down to see the entire West Ham player ratings.Lukasz Fabianksi – 7 Plenty of heart and determination, but the Scotland midfielder is not a Premier League standard central midfielder The Brazilian was woeful, with several Hammers fans asking if he was ‘drunk’ 15 Declan Rice – 7 Not his worst performance by any means, but was left exposed by Felipe Anderson on several occasions 15 15 Mark Noble – 5 (SUB) Grady Diangana – 7 Issa Diop – 8 Andriy Yarmolenko – N/A The former Arsenal keeper was relatively busy during the game, but will feel disappointed to be on the losing side West Ham United failed to find a late equaliser against fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their London derby clash in east London.Erik Lamela’s goal at the end of the first half secured a 1-0 win for Spurs who were forced to cling on slightly in the final stages as a desperate Hammers side chucked the proverbial kitchen sink at the Tottenham goal. 15 15 15 Marko Arnautovic – 6 Defensively sound, his performances are continually getting better much like Diop. Took up several great defensive positions 15 15 Felipe Anderson – 3 15 Not his usual bullying performance, but the Austrian was unlucky not to score after being denied by Lloris with two great saves Pablo Zabaleta – 6 15 Aaron Cresswell – 5 (SUB) Javier Hernandez – 6 15 It was not to be for West Ham at the London Stadium Robert Snodgrass – 5 15 Took a nasty whack from Lucas Moura in the first half which kept bleeding. Played well in patches but was unable to spark anything going forward Showed several promising moments and nice touches, but went down with a nasty looking Achilles problem and was duly stretchered off The ‘General’ has a great understanding of the game and is a threat in the opposition box. Switched off for the run of Lamela for Spurs’ goal Made several fantastic blocks to stop Spurs in dangerous positions. The French youngster looks better and better every game Incredibly positive and tricky when coming on for the injured Yarmolenko. Repaid Pellegrini’s faith in him with a great performance 15 Positive when he came on, but unable to find a telling cross or pass to unlock the stubborn Spurs defencelast_img read more

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DONEGAL GET NINE ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS

first_imgDonegal has received no less than nine nominations in a list of 45 nominees for this year’s All-Star Football team.Neil McGee nominated for Player of the YearPaul Durcan, Eamonn McGee, Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn, Odhran MacNiallais, Neil Gallagher, Ryan McHugh, Michael Murphy and Paddy McBrearty are also nominated.Predictably, All-Ireland champions Kerry lead the nominations with 11 hopefuls while Dublin join Donegal in having nine contenders. Donegal defender Neil McGee is among the three nominees for the player of the year award with Kerry’s O’Donoghue and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly the other contenders.The beaten All-Ireland finalists have two nominees for the young player award with McHugh and McBrearty in contention along with Galway’s Shane Walsh.2014 All-Star Nominees GoalkeepersPaul Durcan (Donegal), Rory Beggan (Monaghan), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)FullbacksFionn Fitzgerald (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Éamonn McGee (Donegal), Neil McGee (Donegal), Andy Mallon (Armagh), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Paul Murphy (Kerry), Drew Wylie (Monaghan)Half-backsAidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Peter Crowley (Kerry), James McCarthy (Dublin), Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Dessie Mone (Monaghan), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo) MidfieldNeil Gallagher (Donegal), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Odhran MacNiallais (Donegal), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Séamus O’Shea (Mayo)Half forwardsJohnny Buckley (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Shane Walsh (Galway), Mark Lynch (Derry) Full forwardsKieran Donaghy (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), Conor McManus (Monaghan), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Brian Hurley (Cork), Kevin McManamon (Dublin), Tony Kernan (Armagh), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)Young Player of the Year NominationsRyan McHugh (Donegal), Shane Walsh (Galway), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)Player of the Year NominationsJames O’Donoghue (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Neil McGee (Donegal)DONEGAL GET NINE ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS was last modified: October 8th, 2014 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:all starsdonegallast_img read more

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MORE THAN 100 TRUCKERS MEET IN DONEGAL TO OBJECT TO HGV CHARGES

first_imgMore than 100 truck drivers met in Letterkenny to discuss proposals to charge hauliers a levy on drivers entering Northern Ireland and Britain.The large turn-out voiced their opposition to the proposed legislation which will see truck-drivers forced to pay up to £10 a day to enter the North from April.The meeting, which was held at the Swilly Group headquarters, heard angry opposition to the proposals. Some drivers said that if the proposed legislation comes to pass, they will have no option than to stop driving altogether.Spokesman Christy Gallagher said they now planned to send a delegation to both Leinster House and Stormont in a bid to explain their fears to both Governments.The meeting was attended by politicians including MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher, Junior Minister Dinny McGinley as well as TDs Joe McHugh and Charlie McConalogue, Mayor Ian McGarvey.Also at the meeting was a delegation from Sinn Fein which included Donegal councillors Gerry McMonagle and Gary Doherty. Sinn Fein’s Cllr. Matt Carthy said being from a border region, he knew the devastating impact such a charge will have if it goes through.“However, today’s meeting was an opportunity to hear at first hand the devastating impact this will have by the people whose livelihoods stand to be impacted immediately.“Areas like Donegal will be particularly affected by this regressive measure but this will have the potential to cost jobs across the state and will certainly damage the development of the all-Ireland economy.“This levy will penalise already hard-pressed small and medium businesses. The high price of fuel coupled with this new charge will negatively impact on businesses that utilise haulage firms. Inevitably the costs would eventually come back to hit the average consumer.“The levy has the potential to separate the northern economy from the rest of the island, at a time when the emphasis should be placed upon building island wide trade which generates £2.3 billion for both economies on the island. Increasing barriers to trade will harm both economies. “Sinn Féin have been vocal in our opposition to this move and our representatives, north and south have been to the forefront in highlighting the issue at every elected forum.“The British government needs to amend the legislation to exempt the north from this regressive charge. The Fine Gael government must ensure that they pressurise their British counterparts to stop this charge which has the potential to severely affect the future viability of small and medium businesses especially along the already struggling border region.”MORE THAN 100 TRUCKERS MEET IN DONEGAL TO OBJECT TO HGV CHARGES was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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:Christy GallagherhaulierslevyNOrthern Irelandtruckslast_img read more

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Two Donegal men jailed for their part in cross-border drug trafficking

first_imgTwo Donegal men were part of a four-man cross-border drugs gang who were jailed in the North today.All were handed prison sentences today at Craigavon Crown Court after pleading guilty to a number of drugs offences. Ramelton man Desmond “Dessie’ Enfield (34), Kieran Austin (61) from Lurgan and Darren Donnelly (33) of Sixmilecross, Omagh, all previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class B controlled drugs, while Seamus Boyce (38) of Letterkenny, previously pleaded guilty to possession of Class B controlled drugs and conspiracy to supply Class B controlled drugs.Today they were given the following sentences:• Desmond Enfield – 24 months imprisonment – 12 months to be served in prison and 12 months on licence, as well as a Forfeiture Order issued for a Audi vehicle;• Seamus Boyce – 16 months imprisonment – 8 months to be served in prison and 8 months on licence, as well as a Forfeiture Order for a Ford vehicle;• Kieran Austin – 16 months imprisonment – 8 months to be served in prison and 8 months on licence;• Darren Donnelly – 12 months imprisonment – 6 months to be served in prison and 6 months on licence.Today’s sentencing brings to a close a proactive joint investigation between the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit and An Garda Siochana, into the importation and supply of controlled drugs.Desmond EnfieldDetective Inspector Tom McClure, of PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit, said: “On April 22, 2016 officers searched three vehicles in a layby at Derrymacash Road, Lurgan. In one of the vehicles, officers uncovered herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of £300,000 in 15 vacuum packed plastic bags in the back of one of the vehicles.“The three male occupants – Desmond Enfield, Seamus Boyce and Kieran Austin – were arrested at the scene as they were caught in the act of supplying £300k of herbal cannabis.“Further enquiries by the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit resulted in significant evidence which proved the involvement of HGV driver Darren Donnelly in this drugs ganga. All four have now been sentenced for their role in the supply of controlled drugs by an organised crime gang operating in Derry/Londonderry and County Donegal areas.“I would particularly like to acknowledge the assistance provided by our partners in An Garda Siochana who worked closely with us in this cross-border proactive investigation. This organised crime gang were supplying large quantities of controlled drugs into the Derry/Londonderry and Donegal areas which had the potential to cause significant harm.“We will continue in our efforts to make Northern Ireland a safer place to live and work by proactively investigating and arresting people involved in serious criminality. The supply of controlled drugs by gangs is the cause of significant harm in our communities. Those who involve themselves in such criminality should expect to end up in a prison cell.“There is no place in our society for these individuals who are only interested in making money for their own personal gain at the expense of others. They do not care that their actions could end up killing people. Drugs not only affect the person taking them, their families and the community also suffer.“I would ask anyone who has any information about the use or supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”Two Donegal men jailed for their part in cross-border drug trafficking was last modified: March 16th, 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)last_img read more

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Warriors’ culture has been a perfect fit thus far for Jonas Jerebko

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – The conversation started with Steve Kerr and Jonas Jerebko praising each other.Ever since viewing one of Jerebko’s pre-draft workouts in 2009 as the Phoenix Suns general manager, Kerr became impressed with Jerebko’s toughness and outside shooting. Meanwhile, Jerebko has …last_img read more

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Brand New COPPA Amendments Are Already Behind The Times

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement brian proffitt Tags:#privacy As innovation moves into the future at warp speed, the U.S. government has struggled  to keep its own rules and regulations up to date with current technology. So when Congress and the Federal Trade Commission set out to do just that with a landmark children’s online privacy law, it’s no surprise that they may have fallen short of the mark. Already.At issue is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, known as COPPA, a law that requires websites that specifically cater to children to obtain parental consent before gathering personal information about the kids. Until the new proposed amendments were announced on Wednesday, COPPA did not take into account new technologies like social networks and mobile apps that children might be using. The new amendments still need to be signed into law, but they’re finalized as far as the FTC is concerned.Insert Loopholes HereThis was not an easy revision, and indeed, the final proposed amendments to COPPA reflect a lot of compromises. For example, while individual apps will still be responsible for obtaining parental consent, Google and Apple will be off the hook for hosting and selling such apps in their respective app stores.Facebook also avoided regulations that would have restricted under-13 users from joining the site. The amendment’s language specifies that no consent is needed if acquired data is used only “for the sole purpose of supporting the website or online service’s internal operations, such as contextual advertising, frequency capping, legal compliance, site analysis, and network communications.”Since this advertising can be contextual, and not behavioral, in nature, it clears the way for Facebook and other networks to bring in younger members, because adhering to COPPA rules is a whole lot easier.The big players got what they lobbied for, which might make a lot of parents nervous for that reason alone. By dancing around the intent of online privacy for children, major software companies have washed their hands of real responsibility when dealing with young online visitors. Their motto seems to be: Leave it to the third-party vendors to comply.And under the new rules, it will be the third-party vendors who will have to figure out what needs to be done and how to do it. When information like geo-location and behavior has to have consent, it puts a serious burden on those vendors. Don’t look to the FTC, which will enforce these new rules, for much guidance either. In Wednesday’s press conference, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz all but said that it would be up to the technology sector to figure out how to make compliance work.“That’s like telling someone to jump off a cliff and having them build a parachute on the way down,” chided Morgan Reed, Executive Director for the Association for Competitive Technology.Control Versus ConsentReed acknowledged that Congress, the FTC and all the industry players in this discussion, including the smaller software companies his organization represents, are doing their best to protect children. But he clearly sees some shortcomings with the new set of rules, particularly when it comes to smaller software development shops.Many times app developers may not even realize they may be subject to the new COPPA rules. Even the simple collection of analytics could fall within the new guidelines, putting developers at risk of breaking the rules if they aren’t paying attention.“A lot of these developers feel like they’re not violating privacy rules, but by actual design, they may be,” Reed said.There is also the problem of the new COPPA rules already being behind the times. Many of the new regulations, which are focused on parental consent, completely miss the fact that many mobile platforms already have granulated controls that can enable parents to manage their child’s privacy beyond the level of the COPAA amendments.Controls such as location blocking and privacy management accomplish the same goals as the COPPA rules, Reed explained, thus outdating COPPA’s scope. Even the language of COPPA itself is dated, calling for parent consent notification procedures that use what could be considered archaic technology, including fax transmissions.“We need to make sure what is already happening with mobile technology will count under these rules,” Reed said. “We need to put this new technology on a par with the fax machine.”Image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more

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