May 14

“Real Madrid is a favorite, but Atlético will compete”

first_imgEI Bernabéu derby it is played tomorrow (4:00 pm, Movistar LaLiga) but the veterans from Real Madrid Y Athletic they came forward crossing balls in a paddle tennis court. The former soccer players of the eternal rivals of the capital put on their shoes and enjoyed challenging themselves in the III Padel Derbi Challenge, sponsored by Hyundai, Ecovidrio, 888 Sport and Babolat Pádel, and organized by AS and La Masó Sports Club. The goal, or rather, the lack of it, also gave what to talk about. The arrival or not of Cavani to the Metropolitan (“It would be a great boost for Atleti,” Moya confessed) and the complicated start from Jovic in Madrid “It’s a surprise, because he’s a great striker,” commented Pantic, a compatriot of the white striker. “I see him lost, but You have to be patient“.East padelistic confrontation between Real Madrid and Atlético, he fell on the side of the Mejías y Ríos mattresses, which they received from Margarita Rodríguez (director of marketing and advertising for Hyundai) and Nicolás Delgado (director of La Masó Sports Club) the champions prize when imposed in a tight tie-breaker to the white duo Red-Javi Guerrero. JESUS ​​RUBIO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Margarita Rodríguez and Nicolás Delgado presented the awards.JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) Illustrious Although they didn’t dress short, too they wanted to support this charity event in favor of the Forever Dream Foundation other illustrious of both teams. In addition to Pantic, last year’s challenge champion, Dani García Lara and Pavón attended, that sees a “dominant and dynamic Madrid”. Tomorrow, the derby will be the one to pass sentence. During more than three hoursReal Madrid veterans (Rubén de la Red, Jordi Codina, Enrique Velasco and Javi Guerrero) measured each other to decide who would play the grand finale against the rojiblancos (Roberto Fresnedoso, Movilla, Gabi Moya, Ángel Mejías, José Luna, Chino Zapatera and Juan Ríos), with the presence of paddle professor Robin Boneberg and the professional extenist Pato Clavet. There were the traditional pickets in the family photo (“Forza Atleti!” He shouted Javier Matallanas, quickly replicated by a “3-0!” from Tomás Roncero) and a lot of analysis between serves, volleys and beautiful points. “The responsibility and pressure in this derby is in Madrid,” he said. Roberto Fresnedoso. He added: “Atleti has nothing to lose.” The majority agreed on an idea about what awaits us: Madrid arrives better but Atlético, despite its recent setbacks, will compete to the fullest, as always.last_img read more

May 14

Will this be the new Juventus kit?

first_imgThe clues and clues that various websites offer about the new kits that the different clubs are going to release are some of the news that generates most curiosity in the fans, who want to know what equipment they will have next season. Sometimes, they even spark controversy because of the colors and patterns chosen by the brand and the teams.In order to get an idea of ​​how the new shirts look and even, to dress the players in a virtual way with them, there are people like Nikita, who, under a pseudonym, collects the clues that exist about the new clothing, creates and integrates them into Pro Evolution Soccer, a Konami game renamed this 2020 as eFootball PES 2020. The last to integrate has been that of Juventus. The bianconeri will return to the stripes and will integrate gold as the third color in their kit. The shield, the Adidas logo, the three stripes on the shoulders and the dorsal will wear gold, leaving this very similar to that of the Real Madrid 19/20 kit, which also has Adidas as the main sponsor.The creator of ‘kits’ for this video game has also performed his simulations on the new T-shirts for Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Manchester City and more clubs that can be seen on their Instagram profile.last_img read more

January 19

Bubba Watson wins Match Play for 2nd World Golf Championship

first_imgThrough it all, he said he wasn’t committed to only four or five shots. He was hitting high draws, low cuts, all the shots he created as a kid in the Florida Panhandle when he was just a boy with a club and a wild imagination.He wouldn’t have imagined such an easy time against Kisner in the all-Georgia Bulldogs final that ended with the fabled “dog license” score in match play. A dog license in Britain used to cost seven shillings, six pence (referred to as 7 and 6).Watson holed a 10-foot birdie on the opening hole, and then Kisner took care of the rest with four straight bogeys. Watson missed his short birdie putt to win the sixth hole, but not to worry. Kisner’s next shot bounced off a spectator’s head and next to a fence, and he had to chip off loose soil across the green for another bogey.This can happen in match play, and Kisner saw it Saturday in his 8-and-6 victory over Ian Poulter.Watson, finally, was on the winning end of it.“It’s crazy to think about it,” Watson said. “I’ve got two World Golf Championships, and two majors. It’s unbelievable to think about that, giving my mom a hug. Six years old, having one golf club for a year, no lessons. I can sit here and make up stories all day, but it’s absolutely remarkable that I’m able to life a trophy like this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jazz use big third quarter, pull away from injured Warriors Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bubba Watson holds his trophy after winning the during the final round at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament, Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Watson defeated Kevin Kisner. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas — Bubba Watson was in high spirits for someone with such low expectations at the Dell Technologies Match Play.Walking to the sixth tee, already 2 up in his semifinal match against Justin Thomas, he smiled and said, “Just remember, I was beating No. 1 at some point.” Thomas only had to win that match to reach No. 1 in the world, and Watson figured that’s what would happen.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Watson wasn’t as sharp in the final as he was in his 3-and-2 victory over Thomas, and didn’t have to be. If not for missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole of the championship match, Watson would have won the first seven holes.Kisner contributed to that. After escaping in 19 holes against Alex Noren in the semifinals, in which Noren had putts of 10 feet and 7 feet on the last two holes to win, Kisner didn’t put up much of a fight. He made four straight bogeys, and only twice was putting for birdie through 10 holes.“I don’t know what was going on. It was just pitiful,” Kisner said. “I’ve just got to forget this 12 holes and get back to working on the things that got me here.”Watson never expected to be here, mainly because this fickle format is not his favorite. He reached the semifinals his first year in 2011 — losing to Martin Kaymer, the PGA champion, for Kaymer to go to No. 1 in the world — and only made it to the weekend once after that.So he booked a family vacation for Sunday, and then had to change his plans, which was a good problem to have.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Watson won $1.7 million for his 11th career victory on the PGA Tour.The tougher match was against Thomas, the PGA champion who was poised to replace Dustin Johnson at No. 1 in the world.Watson went out to a 3-up lead on the front nine, and when Thomas closed to 1 down at the turn with his first birdie putt, Watson won two of the next three holes to regain control. Thomas didn’t make another birdie until the par-5 16th, and by then it was too late. Watson made his birdie from 3 feet for the win.Thomas said he was too consumed with what was at stake in the semifinals — the No. 1 ranking.“I haven’t had such a hard time not thinking about something so much. And that really sucked,” Thomas said. “I couldn’t stop thinking about it, to be perfectly honest. And I think you’re constantly getting questions about it with the media. But I need to be mentally stronger than that, and understand that it’s just a match.”Noren beat Thomas in the consolation match, 5 and 3.One year after Watson disappeared from among the elite in golf, he has won twice in his last four starts. He was No. 117 in the world when he arrived at Riviera, where he won for the third time in his career. With his 11th victory on the PGA Tour, he now is back up to No. 21.And the two-time Masters champion added his name to the growing list of contenders at Augusta National.“I’m looking forward to it, and hopefully I can get this focus and my putter rolling like it is,” Watson said.Watson played 109 holes over seven matches, going to the 18th hole just once when he halved his match with Julian Suri on Friday. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback It was about the only thing he got wrong Sunday.Watson denied Thomas with a brand of golf that was close to flawless, and then he made the final look as though he were on vacation all along. Watson won his second World Golf Championship with the biggest blowout since the title match switched to 18 holes in 2011, a 7-and-6 victory over Kevin Kisner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe sure didn’t expect to play only 28 holes in two matches on the final day at Austin Country Club, lead after every one of them, and pose with the trophy.“There’s stories all different directions that didn’t go the way I saw it,” he said. “It worked out in my favor. I’m glad I didn’t see it.” MOST READlast_img read more

January 18

Matthysse vows fight ‘to the death’ against Pacquiao

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ READ: Pacquiao out to prove he’s not yet done, but Matthysse says his time is now“Obviously he is still a very great fighter but since the knockout of Marquez, I think he is not the same fighter anymore,” Matthysse said at a joint news conference in Manila, referring to the Filipino’s sensational 2012 knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“He is not in his prime anymore,” the Argentine added.Pacquiao, 39, will fight Matthysse for the WBA welterweight belt on July 15 in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. LATEST STORIES “I will defend this title to the death.”Pacquiao has not fought since he lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown in a shock points defeat to Australia’s Jeff Horn last year, and has not knocked out an opponent in nearly nine years.He insisted, however, that he was far from finished.“That is what I am trying to prove this coming July 15 that Manny Pacquiao is not done yet in boxing,” he said.“I keep on fighting because boxing is my passion and I love raising the flag of the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse answers questions from reporters during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Matthysee will fight against Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on July 15 in a WBA welterweight title fight in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)World champion Lucas Matthysse on Wednesday vowed a fight “to the death” in his July title defense against Manny Pacquiao, describing the Philippine boxing legend a diminished star.But the 35-year-old Argentine — who took the vacant World Boxing Association welterweight title in January — said it was still a “dream-come-true” and “an honor” to face Pacquiao, winner of eight unprecedented world titles in different weight classes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC New faces show up in second week of volleyball national team tryouts In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The Filipino has 59 wins with 38 knockouts in his career, and is currently a senator in the Philippine parliament.READ: Visitor seeks honorable end to Pacquiao career Many in the country believe he will one day run for president, but Pacquiao has insisted that he is happier in the ring than in politics.But Matthysse — who has 39 wins with 36 knockouts in 43 matches — said he was not fazed by the status of his opponent.“Sure, Manny has won so many titles… I (have) only won one title. I am not going to give it up. I will die for it if I have to,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

January 18

Fans cheer as Iniesta lands in Japan to join Vissel Kobe

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Iniesta had said that moving to a Chinese club was also an option for him.His signing is a timely boost to the J-League, which attracted luminaries such as Brazilian great Zico and England’s Gary Lineker when it began in 1993 but has struggled to lure marquee players in recent years.Iniesta will join former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski in the western port city of Kobe after Podolski completed a move from Galatasaray last summer.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES About 300 fans came to Kansai airport at Osaka in western Japan to greet Iniesta when he arrived in the early morning, according to a Vissel Kobe spokesman. “I was looking forward to coming to Japan. I want to play as soon as possible,” Iniesta said, according to the spokesman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I hope to get ready for Sunday and show the fans good play.”Iniesta’s choice of Kobe is arguably Japanese football’s biggest transfer coup, with many top players now moving to cash-rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Spanish football star Andres Iniesta (R) signs autographs as he is greeted by Vissel Kobe supporters upon his arrival at the Kansai International airport in Osaka on July 18, 2018.Iniesta’s transfer to J-League team Vissel Kobe before the World Cup arguably represented Japanese football’s biggest transfer coup, with many top players instead now moving to cash-rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers./ AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUTHundreds of football fans flocked to cheer Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta when he arrived in Japan on Wednesday to join his new club Vissel Kobe.The 34-year-old Spanish World Cup winner, who lifted 32 major trophies at Barca and made over 600 appearances for the Catalan giants, completed a big-money move to Japan in May.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? June Mar Fajardo leading PBA BPC, MVP races Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

January 14

Senate to Ratify US$35M Loan Agreement

first_imgA loan agreement in the amount of US$35 million for the Mano River Union (MRU) Road Development and Transport Program (MRU/RDTFP) has been sent to the Senate for ratification. According to a letter from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dated July 14, the loan agreement signed between the government and the African Development Fund, is meant to provide additional funds for the foreign currency and part of the local currency costs of the program. President Sirleaf said the program is a multinational project involving three countries, La Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia, adding that, “The executing agencies under the loan agreement are the Ministry of Public Works and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in consultation with the MRU General Secretariat.”Regarding the breakdown of the loan, President Sirleaf said the maximum commitment charge rate payable by the government on the undisbursed portion of the loan “shall begin to accrue 120 days after the date of the signature of this agreement and shall be one half of one percent (0.5 percent) per annum, while the service charge payable on the principal amount of the loan disbursed and outstanding amount shall be three quarters of one per cent (0.75) per annum; while payment dates are April 15 or October 15 in each year.”The terms of the agreement, according to the letter before Senate plenary, is a period of 30 years after a 10 year grace period commencing from the date of the agreement, at the rate of two percent of the principal per annum from the 11th to the 20th year inclusive and at the rate of four percent of the principal per annum thereafter. In a related development, the Senate yesterday voted unanimously to concur with the House of Representatives in ratifying a loan agreement between Liberia and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), which will be used for upgrading the Gbarnga-Salayea Road. In a separate letter also received by the Senate, President Sirleaf submitted for ratification an instrument called, “The Consolidated Lease and Management Agreement for the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) Crude Storage Facility” between the LPRC and Conex Petroleum Group Incorporated, entered into on the February 27, 2014. According to President Sirleaf, the LPRC has leased her rights within the parameters of the National Port Authority (NPA), where it has a crude storage terminal, but that the “facility has not been operational and has been dormant due to corrosion, long years of civil conflicts and other factors for about three decades.”Under the agreement, LPRC leased to Conex Petroleum Group the LPRC Crude Storage Terminal (CST) on a “as is where is” basis; and the agreement is for a 20 year period certain with an option for extension for additional 20 years under terms and conditions to be agreed upon. “Conex Petroleum is to rehabilitate, refurbish, upgrade and reconstruct the Crude Storage Facility.” “In view of government’s commitment to promote private sector participation for maximum productivity and revenue generation, I request your timely ratification…” the President wrote.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 6

Zapata out to break Ingwe’s 20-year title wait

first_img0Shares0000Newly appointed AFC Leopards coach Radolfo Zapata during a team training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25- Argentine Radolfo Zapata becomes coach number 14 for AFC Leopards in four years and just like his 13 predecessors, he has arrived preaching the same gospel of breaking the long wait for the club’s 14th Kenyan Premier League title.Speaking to Capital Sport, the tactician believes that AFC has the right quality to vie for this season’s league title despite being seven points behind leaders Gor Mahia with two more matches played. “The league is still open and step by step, we need to continue working hard because I believe we are in the right way. We need to correct some details, improve in a lot of aspects and that is my job. I accepted the challenge because I saw the quality players we have and I think we stand a chance, but we need to go step by step,” the tactician said.Zapata, previously with Botswana’s Gaborone United arrived in the country last Friday but will not be in charge of the club until May 1, but has attended training sessions to continue his assessment of the team.“I came here because this is one of the biggest teams in Africa. I have seen some of their games this season, and I saw that I can come here and we do something big. I have experience working in Africa and I am very pleased to be here,” he added.AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera poses with his March SJAK Player of the Month Award alongside new coach Radolfo Zapata and outgoing coach Dennis Kitambi on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC Leopards last won the league in 1998 and they have come close on several occasions, but they are yet to hit the right notes.Zapata has confided that he will not change much of Dennis Kitambi’s ideologies at the club with the Tanzanian set to leave on May 8 for a new adventure in Bangladesh with his former coach Stewart Hall.“I have seen what the coach has done and it is something good. I will not change much because I like that style of play. We will only change a few details and I need to see the players more in training so I know their abilities,” he added.He has also admitted that the Kenyan Premier league is competitive compared to his previous assignments having watched a few league matches over the weekend.“Everyone wants to win and the pressure is always there. But the secret is to always play better than the opponent and that is what we will embark to do,” he said.Newly appointed AFC Leopards coach Radolfo Zapata and fitness trainer Mike Shamiah during a team training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “I have watched some of the games and the first problem I noticed is that we concede a lot of goals. I will need to analyze why that happens and then get a solution. I am sure we will be a great team and hard to beat.”Outgoing coach Kitambi also believes that the team has the ability to vie for the title and believes Zapata will be a good bet to lead Ingwe into the promised land.“The last person to win the title for AFC was Tanzanian and I hope I can leave that good luck charm with the team. They have what it takes and if you look at the table, it is a possible mission for them,” the Tanzanian noted.He will be on the stands on Wednesday afternoon as Ingwe takes on Kariobangi Sharks in Thika while his first match in charge will be a baptism of fire when he faces Gor Mahia in the Hull City challenge play-off on Labor Day in Nakuru.“Derbies are always exciting but I know we have the ability to do well because when a team has a new coach, every player wants to work hard to impress him. I know they will all be playing well to impress me,” Zapata further stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 3

Mexican refugees pour into Canadian province

first_imgEddie Francis, the mayor of Windsor, faxed a letter Wednesday to Canadian federal authorities seeking emergency financial help. “I empathize with the challenges but we don’t have the ability to manage this,” Francis said. “We have never seen anything like this.” Many of the families who drove here said they had learned about the possibility of fleeing to Canada from a Naples, Fla., organization, the Jerusalem Haitian Community Center, which promoted “Information required for Canadian Refugee Status Application” on its Web site. The group, some refugees said, collected $400 for adults and $100 for children and assured them that there would be jobs and shelter.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WINDSOR, Ontario – Fleeing stepped-up sweeps by American authorities, illegal immigrants to the United States, mostly Mexican, are arriving in growing numbers at the foot of the bridge in this Canadian border town, seeking refugee status. Still more immigrants, mostly Mexicans who had been living illegally in Florida, have begun trying to make their way past America’s northern border at other locations, the majority of them flying into the airport in Toronto, Canadian officials said Thursday. The arrivals here began suddenly three weeks ago, just a family or two at first, fueled by the notion – largely unfounded, authorities here say – that Canada would grant them asylum. The journey, some of the immigrants said, was first suggested by an organization in Naples, Fla., which charged a fee for assisting with the required paperwork. The idea has now spread on the Internet and through social networks. By Thursday, at least 200 people had turned up across the border from Detroit, with as much of their lives as they could shove into suitcases, boxes and trash bags in their cars. Thousands more, refugee advocates and Canadian officials say, may be on their way. Advocates for immigrants issued urgent warnings to Mexicans pondering similar journeys, and expressed fury at groups that were encouraging them. In truth, refugee status for Mexican citizens is relatively unusual in Canada. Only 28 percent of such claims by Mexicans were approved in Canada last year, compared with 47 percent of claims from all nationalities. “It’s an outrage that money is being taken to provide false information and dangerous information to these people,” said Rivka Augenfeld of the Canadian Council for Refugees, a nonprofit umbrella organization focused on the rights and protection of refugees. “This idea is just out there and growing.” Windsor officials, who scrambled to arrange a meeting Thursday in a community center for some of the new arrivals so they could apply for social services, said they were overwhelmed by the sudden onslaught and deeply worried about the days ahead. Already, they had filled a shelter with 30 single men; officials were paying four motels to house families, said Maj. Wilfred Harbin, administrator for the Salvation Army here. Meals were being delivered to the families by taxicab. “We have no idea what we are going to do,” said Harbin, who said he had heard that as many as 7,000 Mexicans might be seeking refugee status in the coming weeks. last_img read more

December 30


first_imgPictured in the foyer of the Manor House Hotel, are proprietors, Mary and Liam McKenna, as they welcome their new General Manager, Eamonn Gillespie (right), to his new post.*A renowned Donegal hotelier has been appointed as the new general manager of the four-star Manor House Country Hotel in Fermanagh.Eamonn Gillespie looks forward to bringing his international experience to bear as the four-star property continues to grow its leisure travel businessA native of Bruckless in south Donegal, Eamonn Gillespie spent 13 years as director of hospitality and excellence at the award-winning four-star Harvey’s Point Country Hotel on Lough Eske in Donegal Town where he was central to the hospitality strategy which resulted in the property being named the 2008 AA Hotel of the Year. With more than 20 years of hotel and fine dining experience gained in Australia, North America and many parts of Europe, Eamonn has held senior positions in some of Ireland’s finest hotel properties.After his term at Harvey’s Point, he worked on a consultative basis with the White Hotel Group before becoming general manager at The Central Hotel, Donegal Town and then general manager of the luxurious Crover House Hotel located on the picturesque shore of Lough Sheelin in Co. Cavan.Speaking about his appointment, Eamonn Gillespie said that he was looking forward to bringing his international experience to bear as The Manor House Country Hotel continues to expand its leisure business, attracting guests from right across the island of Ireland, the UK and further afield.“I am joining The Manor House Country Hotel at an exciting time. The property enjoys an excellent reputation, something that is reflected in the number of awards the hotel has received over recent months,” said Eamonn Gillespie. “I am really looking forward to working with the team, not just in continuing to deliver a level of service that exceeds all expectations, but also in attracting new leisure guests and raising the international profile of this unique property.”Eamonn Gillespie’s international reputation also extends to his musical talents. A founder of The Donegal Tenors, Eamonn has travelled extensively both as a compère and singer on board many luxury cruise liners sailing in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific regions.DONEGAL MAN APPOINTED MANAGER OF TOP HOTEL was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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:donegalFermanaghhotellast_img read more