TRADERS IN the county reported a record shopping weekend as better value and the good weather combined to make it a mega-shopping weekend for Donegal!After a fortnight of snow and ice, traders were reporting huge trade throughout the county -with traffic chaos at times in Letterkenny and Donegal Town.The slide in the euro also meant more people stayed at home to shop this year – and with new weather warnings for later this week, many people were taking advantage of the thaw. Shopping fever replaced cabin fever – and temperatures of +10C…25 degrees higher than on some nights last week.In the new Dunnes in Letterkenny and in Tesco in the town, there was evidence of panic-buying as shoppers loaded trolleys with turkeys, brussel sprouts and booze.Predictions of the return of the Big Chill next week also had thousands of shoppers queuing to buy presents at many stores on Main Street and in the Retail Park.“Christmas shopping was delayed this year so we had expected to see an influx of customers to Letterkenny this weekend,” said Toni Forrester, boss of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce. “There is great value and top brands in Letterkenny this year and it was also great to see some shoppers from the North enjoying what Letterkenny has to offer.”RECORDS SMASHED IN DONEGAL WEEKEND CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FRENZY! was last modified: December 13th, 2010 by gregShare 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)
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 2 AFP stalemate LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS And the Bulgarian’s iconic combination of arrogance and class was summed up brilliantly by O’Hara in another training ground episode.“We were training once when I was a young kid, and I was really busy getting around and flying into tackles,” O’Hara added. “We were playing five-a-side and he was on my team.“I’m screaming at him having made an overlap, but he can’t see me as he’s got the ball but he’s not facing the play. Germany vs Netherlands (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon (Saturday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry City vs Blackpool (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Bulgaria (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT But, as Jenas quickly discovered, he picked on the wrong guy.O’Hara told talkSPORT: “He [Bentley] is probably one of the best characters in football. I’ve got so many stories about Dave, but they are probably not good for radio.“The only one I have got is when it was snowing at Spurs’ training ground, and Jermaine Jenas and all that lot ganged up on him and pelted him with snowballs. on target Jamie O’Hara opens up about his struggles with mental health“I’m screaming, ‘Berba, Berba! Give it to me! Give me the ball!’“And out of nowhere he hits one, outside of the boot, left foot, over about four players’ heads, straight to me.“I was like, ‘how did he even see me?’“He then came up to me, put his arm around me and said: ‘Hey, you don’t need to call my name… I see you’.” 2 deals Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship rookie error Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Jenas spent eight years at Spurs between 2005 and 2013 statement LIVE on talkSPORT BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Berbatov spent only two years with Spurs but he remains a cult hero “They proper hammered him. But after training, before he went to the changing room, he went to Jermaine Jenas’ car and built a snowman – and put it on his front seat!“So when Jermaine went to his car he opened his door and there’s a big snowman sat on his front seat melting in his Range Rover. It was a proper motor as well.”O’Hara spent eight years at Tottenham alongside plenty of big personalities, but perhaps there were none more gifted than Dimitar Berbatov. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Jamie O’Hara reckons former Tottenham midfielder David Bentley is one of the best characters in football – and we can see why.Looking back on some of his favourite memories from his time at Spurs, O’Hara told talkSPORT a hilarious story involving Bentley, Jermaine Jenas, and a snowman-related revenge plot.On a snowy day in north London, some time between 2008 and 2011, Bentley turned up at training to be greeted by a barrage of snowballs from Jenas, Jonathan Woodgate and co. 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“I had told him if he felt anything to give us the shout as there was no point in carrying on and making it worse.“I’m quite confident we have not got any serious issue or damage there. He didn’t pull up or clutch the back of the hamstring or writhe about in agony like he normally would.“I’m fairly confident he will be good and fully fit for the Scottish Cup final. These things tend to be minimum 10 to 14 days. We’ve tested the strength of his hamstring and it is good.”Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke saw his side score a last-gasp winner to leapfrog Aberdeen into third place with two league games to play. Craig Levein has downplayed fears that striker Uche Ikpeazu will miss the Scottish Cup final after being substituted with a hamstring injury during Hearts’ defeat to Kilmarnock.Ikpeazu was substituted 48 minutes into the 1-0 defeat clutching his hamstring, sparking concern that the player would miss the showpiece final on May 25.But Levein said that the decision to substitute the forward was precautionary and that he was “confident” the player would face Celtic at Hampden.“Uche’s hamstring was a bit tight at half-time but he felt he could go back out and try it,” the Hearts manager said. “He started running on it and just felt it tighten at the start of the second half. He said: “Objective one was to stay in the league, which we did comfortably. Objective two was to secure back-to-back top six places.“The third objective was to beat last year’s points tally and we’ve done that too.“Everything I ask the players to do they keep doing. I’ve run out of objectives after the third one. I’m sure between now and seeing the lads again on Tuesday we’ll come up with another one.”
St Mirren have secured their Premiership status by beating Dundee United in a penalty shoot-out.United missed four penalties as St Mirren celebrated survival in a shoot-out win.Paul McGinn and Mihai Popescu converted from the spot for the Saints, keeping Dundee United in the Championship for a fourth successive season. Nicky Clark’s penalty put United ahead in the first half but Danny Mullen levelled immediately in Paisley. St Mirren’s Duckens Nazon was then shown a straight red in extra-time before his side won the shoot-out.
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Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative. Various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes for September 2017 have been provided by the IRS. The July 2017 rates can be found here.The annual short-term, mid-term and long-term applicable federal interest rates (AFRs) are: 1.29 percent, 1.94 percent and 2.60 percent, respectively.In addition, the semiannual short-term, mid-term and long-term AFRs are 1.29 percent, 1.93 percent and 2.58 percent, respectively.Further, the quarterly short-term, mid-term and long-term AFRs are 1.29 percent, 1.93 percent and 2.57 percent, respectively.Finally, the monthly short-term, midterm and long-term rates are 1.29 percent, 1.92 percent and 2.57 percent, respectively.Code Sec. 1288(b) Rates for SeptemberMoreover, the short-term, mid-term and long-term adjusted applicable federal rates (adjusted AFR) for September 2017 for purposes of Code Sec. 1288(b) are 0.96 percent, 1.45 percent, and 1.93 percent, respectively, when annual compounding is used.Code Sec. 382 Rates for SeptemberAdditionally, the Code Sec. 382 adjusted federal long-term rate is 1.93 percent, and the long-term tax-exempt rate is also 1.93 percent.Code Sec. 42(b)(2) Rates for SeptemberThe Code Sec. 42(b)(2) appropriate percentage for the 70-percent present-value, low-income housing credit is 7.52 percent, and the appropriate percentage for the 30-percent present-value, low-income housing credit is 3.22 percent.Code Sec. 7520 RateFinally, the Code Sec. 7520 AFR for determining the present value of an annuity, an interest for life or a term of years, or a remainder or reversionary interest is 2.4 percent.Rev. Rul. 2017-17Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.
Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the world championships, anchoring Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team to victory to match his haul at the Bird’s Nest in the 2008 Olympics.Bolt won the 100- and 200-meter finals, beating Justin Gatlin in both sprints, and added the relay victory on Saturday to successfully defend all three world titles he won in Moscow in 2013.Jamaica won in 37.36 seconds, with a United States team containing Gatlin taking silver in 37.77 and China getting an unexpected bronze in 38.01.The Jamaicans completed a sweep of the sprint relays with the women, anchored by 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also winning.
Mumbai, Oct 4 (PTI) Newly-elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar today said that the new dispensation would not have a “vindictive attitude” towards anyone including former chief N Srinivasan, whom he termed as “one of the best secretaries” of the board. “We are not working here with a vindictive attitude. The entire Board — all 30 members including the Tamil Nadu CA (headed by Srinivasan) was united that all of us have to work together to build the image of this Board. For that, we cant fight amongst ourselves and have any vindictive attitude when we decide on matters,” said Manohar, without elaborating anything about Srtinivasans future as chairman of ICC. “I can tell you Srinivasan was an excellent secretary, he was better than most of the secretaries I have come across in the Board. He was one of the best secretaries to have as I found out during my (2008-09 to 2010-11) tenure. I dont know what happened after I completed my term in 2011. I was not in touch. Srinivasan was by far the best secretary after Mr Dalmiya,” Manohar said. However, he left it to the general body of the Board to decide whether to continue to nominate Srinivasans name as the chairman of the International Cricket Council. “The General Body has to decide at the AGM,” he answered. Asked about one office-bearer, treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary having filed an affidavit against secretary Anurag Thakur in the perjury case filed by Srivasan against the latter, Manohar – whtout elaborating – said that it had been sorted out between the concerned persons. “The issue was discussed after the meeting (SGM) got over and the issue has been sorted out. It was informally discussed and sorted out. I never said it happened in the meeting.” He reiterated during the media interaction that followed his opening address at the media conference that his first priority was to clean up the image of the game. “My first priorty is to clean the image of the sport. As far as young faces (in administration) its always better as the new generation have new ideas while the older geneneration has fixed notions and they work accordingly. Development can take place only when new generation comes in. I would encourage good administrators irrespective of whether whetehr he is a player or not.” (MORE) PTI SSR KHS KHSadvertisement
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (PTI) In a novel way to promote sports culture in the city and put its vast sports infrastructure to optimum use, the Hyderabad civic body has come up with a mobile app through which educational institutions and individuals can book sports facilities in advance. “A user-friendly Application is prepared, whereby any school can book sports facility of GHMC online for benefit of their students on a nominal cost basis ? the emphasis being on making use of the sports facility for the benefit of students, rather than to generate income out of the facility,” a Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) official said. The GHMC has 12 sports complexes, seven swimming pools, 521 playgrounds and numerous other facilities. Though many school managements are not averse to encourage sporting activities among their children, the real concern is unavailability of open spaces in the city, the official said. Additionally, many fitness-conscious citizens are keen on taking up sports or some form of physical activity, the shortage of playgrounds and lung spaces in urban areas is a serious cause for concern and prime constraint in promotion of sports and physical activity among the citizens, he said.This gave rise to “some out-of-box thinking” by GHMC to make use of its sports infrastructure, the official said.According to the new policy, general citizens, including IT employees and businessmen, can make use of the facilities at “staggered timings”.Educational institutions can book the sports facilities on weekdays and government schools can avail the facilities free of cost on every Friday, the official said.advertisementOn weekends, the sports grounds, especially indoor stadiums, would be given to individuals or organisations on a nominal pay and play basis, he added. PTI SJR RS GK KHS KHS SDM
Australia’s chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has called on the country’s cricket fans to show patience with the new-look team named for the third Test South Africa. (Trevor Hohns to lead Australia selection panel after Rod Marsh quits)As many as four players could make their Test debuts in the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval – the most in any Australian Test side since 1978. Five players have been dropped from the team which lost the second Test and the series against South Africa in Hobart as the selectors took drastic action to arrest a run of five straight Test defeats. (Inquisition continues for Australia ‘in crisis’)Hohns said the selection of uncapped batsmen Matt Renshaw, 20, Nic Maddinson, 24, and Peter Handscomb, 25, and fast bowler Chadd Sayers marked the beginning of a new era for Australian cricket.But he cautioned any transformation of Australia’s team could take time.Hohns was appointed chairman on an interim basis after the resignation last Wednesday of former selection chief Rod Marsh.Former Test captain Greg Chappell was also appointed to the panel which Hohns said had the support of Cricket Australia officials “to revamp our team taking into account form, ability and/or potential to perform at Test level. (Humiliated Steve Smith says Australia lacking pride)”We see this is a very exciting challenge for everybody concerned,” Hohns said. “I’m not for one minute going to suggest an immediate turnaround. Patience will be required. But we are obviously hopeful that these players can gel together and stop the downward losing momentum we are currently experiencing.”advertisementEnglish-born Renshaw is expected to open the batting in Adelaide with David Warner while Maddinson and Handscomb are likely to take places in the middle order. Sayers will compete with Jackson Bird to replace Joe Mennie who was dropped along with Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson and Peter Nevill. Batsman Adam Voges was ruled out of the third Test because of concussion.Hohns indicated the selectors were likely to give the newcomers time to find their feet in Test cricket.”What we would like to see now is a better performance,” he said. “And if this group can give us a better performance, that will hold them in good stead going forward.”Handscomb earned his Test call-up after making 215 for Victoria against New South Wales in the most recent round of the domestic Sheffield Shield competition.”It was nice timing,'” Handscomb said of his eight-hour innings. “A lot of people have messaged me saying timing is everything.Maddinson, an attacking left-handed batsman, has played two Twenty20 internationals but has struggled to achieve the consistency necessary to win a Test debut.”I probably haven’t been as consistent as I would have liked over he past couple of years in the four-day format,” Maddinson said. “But that’s the area I’ve probably worked hard at compared to some of the others.”