Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger insists he is still working hard to bring in new signings – but is NOT close to completing a deal for any player.Arsenal have struggled for goals at the start of this season, scoring just twice in their opening three Premier League games, and Gunners fans are desperately hoping to see a top-class striker added to the squad.Edinson Cavani has been linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks with long-term target Karim Benzema off the market.But while Wenger has assured fans he is on the lookout for quality reinforcements, the Frenchman says there is nothing currently in the pipeline.“I am always confident that a last-minute situation or solution is available, because the transfer market is especially moving in the last four or five days. But at the moment I cannot promise you that,” said Wenger.“We work very hard, you know I have a team around me who work day and night to find good solutions but at the moment we are not close to signing anyone.” 1
1 Ryan Mason Ryan Mason’s late winner handed Tottenham their first Premier League win of the season at the expense of struggling Sunderland. The England midfielder finished off a flowing Spurs move with eight minutes remaining to send the Dick Advocaat’s side to the foot of the table. Pressure will continue to mount on the Dutch coach after this defeat – his side have now taken just two points from their opening five games. The Stadium of Light has been a happy hunting ground for Spurs in recent years and Mauricio Pochettino’s side were bright in the opening stages. The visitors could have been awarded a penalty inside two minutes when Kyle Walker was bundled over by Patrick van Aanholt. Sunderland improved as the first half went on and former Tottenham man Jermain Defoe squandered a golden chance to put them ahead. Having broken the offside trap, the forward raced through on goal and his shot cannoned off the post and away to safety. Defoe caused the Spurs defence problems throughout the first half and had a good shout for a penalty after he was tugged back by Toby Alderweireld before shooting straight at Hugo Lloris. After his goalscoring exploits for England, Harry Kane was looking to get off the mark in a club shirt and he missed Tottenham’s best chance of the game in the 67th minute. Andros Townsend found the forward unmarked at the back post with a clipped cross but he mis-kicked his attempted volley. Eric Dier headed straight at Costel Pantilimon as Spurs pushed for a winner and they finally made their pressure count inside the last 10 minutes when Mason danced through midfield, combining with Erik Lamela, before lifting a deft chip over Pantilimon. Jack Rodwell lashed a shot off the bar as Sunderland poured forward in search of a late equaliser while Pantilimon denied Kane with a point-blank save and Spurs held on for a welcome first win.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But she said the bombing could unite her and other forces opposed to extremism, including military ruler President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. “He’s been the victim of assassination attacks and so have we,” Bhutto told a small group of journalists inside her heavily guarded Karachi residence. “I think certainly it will unite all those who are against extremism.” Bhutto’s return from an eight-year exile follows negotiations with Musharraf that could bring the longtime rivals together after January elections and see the corruption charges against her vanish. Bhutto, who is vying to become prime minister for a third time, has kept up her strong rhetoric against military rule and accuses elements within Musharraf’s administration and security services of plotting to kill her. She said military rule had only fueled militancy and warned that mujahedeen forces were turning their attention from Afghanistan to Pakistan. “The Taliban has regrouped and according to intelligence network estimates al-Qaida is also regrouping. It’s become clear that dictatorship is not working, that it’s actually making the situation more chaotic and anarchic,” she said. But Bhutto’s criticism has been tempered by conciliatory comments, suggesting that she views an alliance with Musharraf – a key U.S. ally in its war on terrorism – as her political destiny, one with the backing of Western governments. Bhutto returned to Pakistan on Thursday, but her jubilant greeting by more than 150,000 supporters was shattered by the bombing just before midnight. Using a device laden with nuts, bolts and ball bearings, the attacker – yet to be identified – killed about 50 of her party’s security detail, at least 18 police escorting her and scores of supporters. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PAKISTAN: Ex-prime minister says she feels some connection to the nation’s military ruler. By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan – Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto warned Sunday that Taliban and al-Qaida militants have gained ground in Pakistan, making her first public appearance since narrowly escaping a suicide assassination attempt that killed 136 people.
By Raquel Maria Dillon For The Associated Press Jay Leno rolled up to a picket line on his motorcycle with doughnuts for striking writers at NBC. Julia Louis-Dreyfus marched with writers at Warner Bros. in the shadow of a giant billboard advertising her CBS show, “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Even Democratic presidential candidates weighed in Monday to give writers a little help during the first day of their strike against movie studios and TV networks. Barack Obama said he stands with the writers and urged producers to work with them to end the strike. Hillary Clinton called for a contract that recognizes the contributions writers make to the entertainment industry. Each candidate has received more than $2 million in campaign contributions from the entertainment industry. In Burbank, Louis-Dreyfus wore a cap, sunglasses and Screen Actors Guild T-shirt as she joined strikers chanting, “Hey, hey, pencils down. Hollywood’s a union town.” “How this is resolved will directly affect our union, too,” she said, referring to the actors guild contract that expires next year. In New York, Tina Fey of “30 Rock” joined strikers outside Rockefeller Center, the headquarters of NBC. Ellen DeGeneres wasn’t spotted on the picket lines, but her publicist Kelly Bush said she took the day off in support of the writers on her daytime talk show. Noise and other disruptions caused by a picket line interfered with filming at a location being used for the CBS show “Cane.” About 20 writers chanted, screamed and used a bullhorn outside a cafe near the CBS lot in Studio City, causing the production to move back onto the nearby CBS lot. Tom Hogan, a location manager for the show, said filming began hours before the picketers arrived and involved a script that was finished several weeks ago. “But you know what? I support them,” said Hogan, a member of Teamsters Local 399, which represents truck drivers, casting directors and location managers. Strikers near Universal Studios marched across a freeway bridge and waved signs at passing motorists. Outside the landmark gate of Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue, drivers honked their horns in solidarity with writers. Despite the support, the financial reality of a work stoppage loomed large for many striking writers. Michelle Mulroney, 40, and her husband both write feature films. “I’m fortunate. I can strike for a while,” she said. “But most people I know will feel the crunch today.” Zoe Green, 26, certainly will. She sold her first pilot, but the strike is preventing her from writing the script. “This will be very tough for me personally, but I 100 percent support our cause,” said Green, who was on the picket line. “I’m going to be struggling on $6,000 until this ends.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Atletico Madrid have not given up hope of signing Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado.talkSPORT told you last week that incoming boss Antonio Conte wanted to keep the Colombian at Stamford Bridge when he returns from his loan spell at Juventus.Originally it had been planned that Cuadrado would make his stay in Turin permanent, but Conte has told Chelsea to make a u-turn.The news is a blow for Atletico as the Spanish club had been scouting the winger and wanted to sign him this summer.Chelsea have informed Diego Simeone’s side that a deal is unlikely but, according to Calciomercato, they have not given up hope.Atletico believe that a transfer can still take place if they make an offer that is just too good to refuse. 1 Juan Cuadrado: Antonio Conte has reportedly told his Chelsea to make u-turn
Nizar Wattad doesn’t sound like the handle of a rap artist, so he calls himself Ragtop. But he has nothing in common with the usual rappers in the ‘hood except perhaps feeling marginalized and needing to express his individuality. Wattad is a 27-year-old Palestinian in Los Angeles, where – in trying to bring meaning to his existence – he has penned lyrics that define the Israeli-Palestinian issue in a way Americans might understand. “When a Palestinian in Bel’in throws a rock It clanks off American tanks in Iraq AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAnd it drops in Chicago on a ghetto cop And ends up through the window of a Nike shop.” In another part of Los Angeles, Avivit Narkis has never heard of Wattad, Ragtop or his group The Philistines – but she shares his longing for peace in their native Israel. Narkis works with a local group building bridges of understanding between Israelis and Palestinians. “Everybody wants to be right,” says Narkis. “But it’s only when you stop trying to be right and prove other people wrong that you can start moving toward peace.” Together Wattad and Narkis are among the transplanted Palestinians and Israelis hopeful that a peace treaty can be negotiated among leaders of the two sides who began talks earlier this month to settle a conflict that has endured for six decades. “When people say they want to work for peace, they have to work peace for everyone involved because there is no such thing as one-sided peace,” said Wattad, who when not rapping is a graduate film student at the University of Southern California. Narkis is equally passionate about what kind of peace she wants. “We need the kind of peace that everyone can live with,” she said. But Wattad, Narkis and others in Los Angeles acknowledge that their hopes for a peace treaty are idealistic compared with Palestinians and Israelis living in the Middle East. Both sides say they have little faith in a recent peace conference in Annapolis, Md., where their leaders committed to negotiate a peace treaty by the end of 2008. “Living here in Los Angeles is a long way away from Jerusalem and Ramallah,” said Rabbi S. Diamond, executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, referring to the capitals of Israel and of the Palestinian Authority. “And, of course, being on the ground there presents a different set of complex realities and nuances that make peace more challenging. “But if there were an easy solution, we would have found it a long time ago.” Yet that is a notion that many Middle Easterners in Los Angeles scoff at, saying leaders of both sides have historically complicated the peace process by stubbornly refusing to compromise. “All we would need to reach a peace treaty is to bring the diplomats from both sides here to eat, and they would come to an agreement,” said Nabil Halaby, co-owner of the Lebanese restaurant Carnival in Sherman Oaks. “Our restaurant is living proof that Israelis, Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, Arabs can co-exist next to each other in peace.” In fact, for more than two decades, Halaby’s restaurant has been catering to both Israelis and Arabs, with the notion that “we have created our own Middle East here” – a frequent mantra heard by both diners and workers who represent a confluence of cultures. “There’s no tensions here. The secret? It’s attitude,” said Halaby. “It’s American attitude, I think. We cut the politics down, and we’re neutral. We do here what we do best in America. Think clearly. Hope for peace.” But is that a luxury Halaby and other Middle Easterners in the U.S. can afford because of the distance from their homelands? “I don’t care how far away you are,” said Halaby. “There’s always a piece of you back there.” Wahid Al Hakim, one of Halaby’s partners who is also Lebanese, agrees – but only up to a point. “Half the people back there have a problem, and that’s that they can only think of themselves,” said Al Hakim amid the roar of the kitchen during a recent lunch hour. “As long as they think that way, they will never find peace.” A Palestinian kitchen worker who has been listening quickly interjects: “Once religion stops being part of the equation back there, then everything will fall into place.” But the Palestinian begs off when asked his name. “I cannot,” he said. “I don’t want any trouble.” Too often, Palestinians feel that the world, especially in heavily Jewish Los Angeles, is against them. Some of them recall sharp public criticisms that Jews and Muslims exchanged after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon – criticisms that at the time created a rift in ongoing dialogue between the two groups. In the aftermath, the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations chastised the Simon Wiesenthal Center – which is understandably pro-Israeli – for posting a picture on its Internet site of Palestinians celebrating the World Trade Center attacks. Jewish leaders, meanwhile, asked that the head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council permanently remove himself from the L.A. Jewish-Muslim dialogue for reportedly intimating in a radio interview that Israelis might have been responsible for the attacks on the trade center. Since then, such groups as the Board of Rabbis and the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California – the umbrella body for Muslims and mosques in the area – have been hammering away in meetings and conversations to try to reach a better understanding. “We are guilty of woeful ignorance of each other’s faith traditions,” Diamond said in remarks last September to the Shura Council’s 7th annual Ramadan Dinner in honor of the Muslim religious observance. “We are guilty of resorting to naive and often dangerous stereotypes of the other – anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia, to name but two of the most pernicious forms of hatred. “We are guilty of not doing enough to advocate for a just and lasting solution in the Middle East – a democratic state of Palestine and the democratic state of Israel living side by side in peace and security.” Diamond’s counterpart, Shura Council Executive Director Shakeel Syed, shares Diamond’s hopes for peace, though he said, “I am more optimistic about the dialogue we have going on here than about the Annapolis conference, quite frankly.” “Our record is not very good in making peace in that part of the world,” said Syed. “In this particular instance, it’s seven years late and too little, coming little more than a year before the departure of (the Bush) administration. “While there was an opportunity to address serious issues, what has taken place now are token symbolic statements here and there, but not the hard issues. They’ve never dealt with them. Tough questions were never asked. Big questions were never posed.” Diamond prefers to call the ongoing dialogues between Jews and Muslims “conversations,” believing it suggests more than simply talking at one another. “Surely the talks that are under way will impact on our own conversations,” said Diamond. “I can’t say how. But they make me cautiously hopeful.” In Los Angeles, Israelis and Palestinians say they are not naive about the hurdles ahead – not the least of them being that violence continues in the Middle East and that the agreement to negotiate is merely a framework for talks and does not address the fundamental issues between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. “Peace has to have a beginning,” said Narkis. “I found I did not have any peace with myself. I had to start there. So will they. They can’t have peace without first starting at finding peace within themselves.” But Syed offers a gloomy forecast if the peace talks fail. “If they fail in this,” he said, “the legacy of violence will continue to grow without any solution except more violence.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“After five years, I will see how I feel physically,” said Jarrin, who will be 75 when the contract expires. “If I feel fine, like I do now, I will continue. I love what I do, and I feel privileged. The Dodgers have treated me well. This contract will allow me to finish my career with the greatest organization in baseball.” The club already had exercised Jarrin’s option for 2006. New hires: The Dodgers on Friday named former Daily News sportswriter Jorge Martin director of publications and Joe Jareck assistant director of public relations. Jareck had been working as a researcher for ABC Sports in New York. Martin most recently worked for Adelphia Communications, helping the company relaunch its Multi-Cultural Marketing program. Tony Jackson,(818) 713-3675 [email protected] 160Want 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Jarrin was inducted into the broadcasters’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 and also has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. This season, he will again be teamed with Pepe Yniguez for the Spanish broadcasts on KWKW-AM 1330 of all 162 games, with Dodgers pitching legend Fernando Valenzuela joining them for all 81 home games and road games in National League West cities. Wunsch improving: Left-hander Kelly Wunsch, who underwent surgeries both to his right ankle and left hip last summer and was questionable for opening day, now is expected to be at full strength by the start of spring training – which gives the club much more flexibility in how it assembles its bullpen. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Friday he no longer is actively pursuing a left-handed reliever, something he identified as a priority when he was named to the job Nov. 15. “(Wunsch) should be a guy who comes to spring training ready to compete,” Dodgers trainer Stan Johnston said. “(But) we will monitor his activity as far as his running … and we’re not going to force him to do anything that puts him in a position of hurting himself.” Wunsch, who has been throwing for about a month, will come to camp on a minor-league contract. But with rookies Hong-Chih Kuo and Tim Hamulack the only lefty relievers on the 40-man roster, Wunsch will be a virtual lock to make the club if he stays healthy. More than a half-century after he emigrated to the United States from his native Ecuador and 47 years after he became the Spanish-language radio voice of the Dodgers, Jaime Jarrin says the thought of retirement has never crossed his mind. This week, Jarrin officially backed up that claim by signing a five-year contract extension that will keep him in the broadcast booth through the 2011 season. And possibly longer.
Motivated pupils are being invited to enrol at Donegal’s first fully-private Beauty College, which opened in Letterkenny this February.The Saffron College of Hair and Beauty College opened at Tobins Complex in Letterkenny, where experienced professionals are now delivering courses in a salon-themed environment. The College was established by Anjali Mohammed, who dreamt of setting up a school to train beauty therapists to the highest standard so they can have the best job prospects. Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh with Anjali (right) and her staff at the opening of the Saffron College of Hair & Beauty in Letterkenny. Photo Clive WassonAnjali has almost 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, owning two salons in Letterkenny at O’Boyces Corner and Mount Errigal Hotel and eight in India. The inspiration to set up a college came last year, when she struggled to find a full-time therapist with the skills and confidence to work in her salons.Through 11 ITEC Diploma courses and 16 Certificate Courses, Anjali has set out to equip trainees from all across the North West with the best knowledge and experience to work on their own. Business Management is a key module on the long-term courses to help therapists go on to kick-start their careers in beauty and hairdressingThe wide range of courses cover Beauty Therapy to Body Therapy, Makeup, Massages, Nail Art, Hair Styling, specialised beauty treatments and more.Anjali and her staff at the opening of the Saffron College of Hair & Beauty in Letterkenny. Photo Clive WassonStudents will gain a wealth of knowledge from experienced industry leaders who work around the North West, including; Nail tutor Kasia Ar, Beauty Therapy Tutors Doreen McGlinchey and Brenda O’Neill, who will also teach reflexology, Hair Styling tutor Grainne Boyle of Headmasters, and MUA Katriona McGeehan of Kats Kreations will teach makeup Makeup. Anjali will deliver Beauty Therapy almost all other classes, and is excited to share her many years of international experience with eager students. New and established therapists who study at Saffron will gain internationally recognised qualifications to add to their treatment lists and increase their earnings. They will gain some of the most advanced knowledge and skills available locally to work in the ever-popular beauty industry. Anjali said: “Beauty is a service that never goes out of demand. Our expert tutors will give students all the training and the confidence they need to work on their own. The demand for skilled graduates is there, so you will start making money after the 9-month courses.”The opening of the Saffron College of Hair & Beauty in Letterkenny. Photo Clive WassonOrla Kelly from Urban Decay with Anita Coyle at the opening of the Saffron College of Hair & Beauty in Letterkenny. Photo Clive WassonCourses range in duration, and are held on a full-time, part-time and evening basis. Anjali said: “The only requirement from applicants is that they are serious about the course and have the motivation to commit to the classes. They must want to make a career out of beauty.”The luxurious college is designed like a salon so students can adjust to the real working environment. Saffron staff with guests at the opening of the Saffron College of Hair & Beauty in Letterkenny. Photo Clive WassonMakeup and skincare training is delivered with some of the best brands in the world, including Dermalogica, Inglot, Illamasqua and Mac. The Saffron College also provides a years’ support following course completion to ensure their students are cutting edge. Anjali and the teaching team are excited to welcome their first classes, beginning from 5th March 2018. Applications are open now for the wide variety of courses.Browse the prospectus at http://www.saffroncollegeofhairandbeauty.com/home.html.For enquiries, call Saffron College of Hair and Beauty on 0749123006. Email: [email protected] Sponsored PostDonegal’s first private Beauty College opens to enhance industry job prospects was last modified: March 6th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:anjali mohammedBeautycourseseducationhairletterkennyOPENINGsaffron college of hair and beautytraining
Participants getting ready to take part in Friday’s event.The people of Donegal are being urged to take a stand this month and dance to demand an end to violence against women by joining the One Billion Rising day of action on February 14.The Donegal event will take place in front of the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny between 1pm and 2pm on February 14, forming part of a massive global campaign.Local organiser Kate Brown said she is hoping a huge crowd will attend to join forces with people all across the world coming together to rise, release, dance in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end to violence against women and girls. “We hosted the first One Billion Rising event in Donegal on Valentine’s Day last year and we were delighted with the response. A very large crowd came to sing and dance in front of An Grianán Theatre.“It was a celebratory event, in that we celebrated our freedom to dance and to get our voices heard, but the campaign carries with it an important message – that violence against women and girls must end.”Kate says this year’s event does not clash with mid-term break holidays and she is encouraging students and their teachers to come and lend their support to the lunchtime rising campaign. Music, dance, song and poetry will form part of the hour-long event.She explained that the One Billion Rising name for the campaign comes from the fact that one in three women and girls will be beaten and raped in their life time. With a current female global population of three billion, that adds up to the staggering one billion figure. In 2013 activists in 207 different countries came together for the biggest mass action in human history to demand an end to violence against women and girls.“This year, the focus is on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence,” she added.The event though is not just for women and Kate says she would love to see as many women, girls and the men and boys who love them to gather to make their voices heard.“Last year we had people from across the spectrum, young and old, male and female, all prepared to show their support through dance for a campaign that aims to end violence against women and girls and this year we’re hoping for the same broad range of people and hopefully bigger numbers.”Across the world the campaigns will take place outside courthouses, school administration buildings, work places, places of worship, military courts, embassies and in other public gathering spaces. “This year’s campaign is about rising for justice. It is about deepening last year’s campaign and bringing, as so many wonderful agencies in Donegal are doing on a daily basis, information into the public arena about what survivors of gender violence need and deserve.” Kate added.For more information about One Billion Rising you can find details on the One Billion Rising Donegal Facebook page and by logging on to the global campaign website – www.onebillionrising.orgDONEGAL EVENT CALLS ON PEOPLE TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE TO WOMEN was last modified: February 12th, 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:One Billion Rising