Big increase in penalty point disqualifications in Donegal

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The number of penalty point disqualifications in Donegal rose by over 40% last year when compared with 2018. Figures show that there were 29 drivers in the county disqualified last year compared with 17 in 2018.More than 27-thousand penalty-point notices were issued to drivers for holding a mobile phone while driving last year.It’s a rise of just over 700 on 2018, according to new Freedom of Information figures.In total, 191-thousand penalty-point notices were issued nationally last year, 14-thousand more than the year before. By News Highland – January 17, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleInvestigation ongoing into arson attack in Co. DerryNext articleCalls for ‘necessary’ safety measures at local crossroads News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Big increase in penalty point disqualifications in Donegal Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

The mind-blowing Shkodran Mustafi stat which proves Arsenal defender is cursed

first_img Emery after defeat to BATE: ‘We deserved to win’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:46FullscreenEmery after defeat to BATE: ‘We deserved to win’https://metro.co.uk/video/emery-defeat-bate-deserved-win-1863852/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likes Instagram post mocking Arsenal’s Europa League conquerors BATE Borisov Advertisement Remarkably, it’s the one and only appearance Mustafi made in three years at Everton and the centre-back was sold to Sampdoria in January 2012.Just two years later, Mustafi was part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad and Arsene Wenger had seen enough to spend £35million on the defender. Lacazette was sent off with five minutes remaining (Picture: Getty)Emery promised fans that they would see a ‘different’ Arsenal in the return leg in north London.‘It’s the first match,’ the Spaniard said after the final whistle.‘We are going to play another 90 minutes next week and I’m sure it’s going to be different.‘Our big opportunity is next week at home. Today is not the result we wanted. We deserved more but they worked for this. Next week is going to be different with our supporters.‘We can win or lose but we play the second match and I trust in our work and preparations to make a different result at Emirates Stadium.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesAsked about Lacazatte’s red card, Emery replied: ‘I didn’t see the action but we need to control the frustration. It’s bad news, this red card.‘Next week we won’t play with [Lacazette]. But it gives chances for another player.’ Comment The mind-blowing Shkodran Mustafi stat which proves Arsenal defender is cursedcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Feb 2019 11:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link125Shares Oh, Shkodran… what are we going to do with you? (Picture: Getty)You already suspected that Shkodran Mustafi had been jinxing Arsenal since the day he signed, right? Well we now have confirmation that the defender is carrying a curse.Arsenal suffered one of their most humiliating defeats in recent times away to BATE Borisov on Thursday evening and Mustafi played every minute of the embarrassing Europa League match. Obviously.Stanislav Dragun stunned Arsenal by heading home Igor Stasevich’s free-kick just before half-time and the visitors were unable to find an equaliser, with Alexandre Lacazette’s 85th-minute sending off adding to Unai Emery’s woes.The Gunners must overturn a 1-0 deficit at the Emirates next week to qualify for the last 16 of the competition. The pressure is on.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt was only the second time in BATE’s history that they managed to get the better of an English side after they beat Everton 1-0 back in December 2009.The Toffees had already qualified for the Europa League last 32 and David Moyes decided to give several youngsters a run-out against the Belarusian side.Have a guess which fresh-faced defender came on to replace Tony Hibbert in the 76th minute at Goodison Park. Yes, it was that man Mustafi. You couldn’t make it up… Advertisement BATE Borisov have only beaten TWO English sides in their entire 46-year historyHave a guess which defender played in both of those matches… pic.twitter.com/3W5PxjePBw— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) February 15, 2019last_img read more

HHLA’s sustainability strategy on track with new battery-powered AGVs

first_imgHHLA compensates for CO2 emissions that are still being generated through emissions reduction certificates, thereby supporting environmentally friendly projects. The goal is to constantly reduce the need to compensate, which will be driven forward through the expansion of the battery-powered AGV fleet. Due to its high degree of automation and electrification, the CTA is now the world’s first container handling facility to be certified climate-neutral, according to HHLA. Terminal processes that still produce CO2 emissions today will be gradually electrified, or their transition to electrical power will be field-tested. With the expansion of climate-friendly energy supply at CTA, HHLA said it is ensuring the continued operation of its growing battery-powered AGV fleet. Half of the vehicles employed are already powered by lithium-ion batteries and by the end of the year, sixteen more of these environmentally friendly AGVs will be added to the fleet. Posted: 9 months ago Six new charging stations will be installed at CTA by the end of the year. Image by HHLA By the end of 2022, all of the almost 100 vehicles should be powered by lithium-ion batteries. This will result in an annual reduction in emissions of approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO₂ and around 118 tonnes of nitrogen oxide because the electric AGVs do not generate any local CO₂, nitrogen oxide or fine particulate matter emissions. Posted: 9 months ago As explained, the battery-powered vehicles are also attractive from an economic standpoint because their ratio of energy consumed to actual power output is three times higher than that of diesel AGVs. Further advantages of lithium-ion batteries include their charging time, which is just one and a half hours, high durability and freedom from maintenance. Six further green energy charging stations for battery-powered automated container transporters (AGV) and sixteen additional lithium-ion AGVs will be put into operation at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) by the end of the year. Business & Finance The conversion of the AGV fleet at CTA, supported by Hamburg’s Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the “Energiewende in Unternehmen” subsidy programme, is said to be an important component of HHLA’s sustainability strategy. Specifically, the goal is to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality across the group by 2040. Two new charging stations were delivered to CTA on 4 September. They will be used to supply green energy to the automated AGV fleet in charge of transporting containers between the quayside and the container storage blocks at CTA. Another four charging units, each stored in a 20-foot container, will be delivered to the terminal in the coming weeks. This will increase the number of charging stations at CTA to thirteen by the end of 2020, and five more will be added next year. HHLA Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040 Germany’s terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) continues to implement its sustainability strategy at the company’s terminal facilities in Hamburg. Categories:last_img read more

Van Gaal sets sights on title

first_img Press Association Louis van Gaal set his sights on Premier League glory after watching Manchester United hammer QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford. Sixty days after being appointed United manager, Van Gaal finally earned his first competitive win thanks to goals from Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata. Van Gaal’s new-look side, which contained three debutants, ran Rio Ferdinand and his QPR team-mates ragged all afternoon, and had they taken their chances, they would have scored many more. Despite the win, Van Gaal was not in totally jubilant form after the final whistle. The Dutchman, who has been set the target of a top-three finish, thinks his men can improve a lot, although he knows he will have a more settled squad now that the transfer window has closed. “The result is fantastic, but I think we can do much better,” Van Gaal said. “I said (before the match): ‘let’s make a new start today’. “I have made now the (squad) selection of 27 players – three goalkeepers and 24 players, you shall see it Tuesday with the photoshoot, that is our squad.” Van Gaal, who ditched his five-man defence for a 4-4-2 diamond, even managed to restrain himself when praising Di Maria. “When you prepare three goals and make the first goal by yourself then you cannot play bad but he had a lot of unnecessary losses so we can do better,” the former Ajax manager said. United’s fluent, high-tempo play was a joy to watch at times, even though their defensive frailties are still clear to see. Van Gaal will face tougher tests during his reign at Old Trafford, but United fans will be pleased to hear that their manager is firmly committed to the kind of attacking football that was on display in Manchester this Sunday. “I have always played attacking football in my 35 years as manager,” he said. “All my teams have scored the most of the league so I hope at the end of this league we shall score also the most.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Harry Redknapp feels United are serious contenders for Champions League qualification this term. But the QPR boss was not too downbeat about his team’s chances of reaching their goal this season – Premier League survival. “They have got a big chance of making the top four,” the Rangers boss said. “They have got some fantastic forward players. “For us it will be a tough season but I still think we will be OK.” Redknapp was unhappy that Leroy Fer, among others, returned to QPR lacking sharpness following the international break. “I think that one or two of my players are trying to get their fitness,” he said. “Fer has had two weeks away with Holland and has not played a game. “He probably has been stood around and used as a cone while the first team play. He lacks fitness.” Van Gaal laid out his lofty ambitions for the 20-time champions after the game. “I want to win the Premier League title,” the United boss said. “If it is not this year then the second or third year. I want to give a championship to the fans.” Van Gaal was happy to finally end his frustrating four-match winless run in the league and dedicated the victory to his wife Truus. “This is special because it is also the birthday of my wife. I have already given her a present but she said the biggest present shall be the victory. We give it to her,” Van Gaal said. Di Maria’s free-kick cleared everyone in the box and nestled into the goal to give United the lead. The British record signing set up Mata for United’s final goal and he also played a part in the build-up to Herrera’s strike, and that of Rooney, who is now joint-third highest scorer in Premier League history. The fact that United were able to bring Radamel Falcao off the bench for the final 23 minutes shows just how strong Van Gaal’s squad is in attack. last_img read more

Republic’s Euro 2016 hopes hanging by a thread

first_imgVictory against Italy next Wednesday is essential if Martin O’Neill’s side are to reach the knock-out stages of the tournament.Tipperary’s Shane Long started the match – the Gortnahoe man should probably have been awarded a penalty early in the second-half and was replaced by Robbie Keane after 78 minutes. They went down 3-0 to a highly-ranked Belgium in their Group E match in Bordeaux.Romelu Lukaku got a brace for the Red Devils.Axel Witsel was also on target.last_img