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Gor skipper Mohammed ‘open to new opportunities’

first_img“We have been talking with the club though we have not reached an agreement of any sort. It has been a great time here; winning four KPL titles is not a mean feat and I feel I have done well. I am open to a new challenge because that is the mark of growth in life,” the skipper said.Harambee Stars skipper Musa Mohammed vies for the ball with Libya’s Tubal Moahmed. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMohammed said he has received concrete offers from two top local clubs while Capital Sport has also learnt a few clubs in the Zambian top tier have been enquiring of his services.“To be honest it is something that I have been thinking about and with all the opportunities on my table, I will make a firm decision before the end of the festive period,” the defender further stated.Mohammed has not only done well this year with his club but also skippered the national team to the CECAFA Senior Challenge title where they beat Zanzibar 3-2 on post-match penalties.“It was a very tough tournament, perhaps the toughest we have played in and that made the victory even sweeter. The fans were behind us and we couldn’t let them down. It was a great way to end a tough season,” the defender further stated.He however ended his 2017 on a good footing, after being named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) defender of the year, beating teammate Godfrey Walusimbi and Posta Rangers’ Jockins Atudo.Gor’s Musa Mohammed receiving the defender of the year award from Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa (center). Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMohammed was a constant figure in the Gor Mahia backline that conceded only 22 goals in 34 matches, a number matched only by Posta Rangers.“It was a huge honor getting that award and it was all down to hard work. I have always ensured that I do my best in every game and this award really pushes me to do better next year if I will still be in the KPL or from wherever I will be,” Mohammed further stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars captain Musa Mohammed walks into the pitch before Kenya’s match against Rwanda in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on December 3, 2017 in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, KENYA, Dec 20- The just concluded season marked eight years since Musa Mohammed joined Gor Mahia FC and with four Kenyan Premier League titles under his belt, the soft spoken defender says he might consider taking up a new challenge.His contract runs out at the end of the month and speaking to Capital Sport, the skipper says he is open to new challenges in the event he does not extend his stay with the record 16-time champions.last_img read more

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Everton poised to beat Swansea to World Cup star

first_imgEverton have signed Muhamed Besic for an undisclosed fee after the Bosnian turned down Swansea City, talkSPORT understands.The 21-year-old impressed for his nation in Brazil earning himself plenty of suitors around Europe including the Premier League duo.But the Toffees have now won the race for his signature after he rejected the chance to join the Jacks in a deal worth £4million from Ferencvaros.Besic will be Roberto Martinez’s second signing of the summer after they agreed a deal to land former Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry on a permanent deal. 1 Muhamed Besic last_img read more

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Five things we learned from Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

first_imgReal have measure of BayernReal Madrid have had the wood on Bayern in recent seasons and the Germans now need an unlikely comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu next week to turn the form book around.The humiliation of a 4-0 second-leg thrashing at the last-four stage four years ago was the lowest point of Pep Guardiola’s spell in charge at Bayern, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored five over two legs as Real won a thrilling quarter-final last season in extra time. Like 12 months ago, Bayern created plenty of chances against the Real defence, but were made to pay for errors at the back.Changing of the Real guardYoungsters Asensio and Lucas Vazquez starred as Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale were left on the bench© AFP Christof STACHEIt was a rare quiet night for Ronaldo as he failed to score for the first time in 12 Champions League outings, but the absence of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale from the starting XI called their futures into question.When Zinedine Zidane reshuffled at half-time, it wasn’t one of the two missing members of ‘BBC’ that he turned to, but Asensio. The youngster scored the crucial winning goal, while Lucas Vazquez provided the assist and excelled on the wing before holding off the dangerous Franck Ribery when switched to right-back after Dani Carvajal’s injury.Maverick MarceloMarcelo made it 1-1, the left back’s finish from 25 yards high quality – a left footed strike into the far bottom corner of the goal. Photo/DAILY MAILMarcelo was all over the place defensively at times and was partly at fault for Bayern’s opener, but he has now scored more goals than any other defender in the Champions League knockout stage.His seventh goal in the latter stages was a magnificent strike, adding to his goals against Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus earlier in the campaign. For all the gaps he leaves behind on his raids forwards, the Brazilian more than makes up for it by being one of Real’s most consistent attacking threats.Bayern need fresh bloodArjen Robben and Jerome Boateng hobbled off in the first half, with Bayern left desperately short of options© AFP GUENTER SCHIFFMANNBayern have not bolstered their squad as much as their fellow European giants in recent years and it showed on Wednesday. Ribery, 35, was their best player on the night, but his fellow 2013 Champions League winners Jerome Boateng and Arjen Robben both hobbled off in the first half.The German champions have barely been tested in romping to seven straight Bundesliga titles, but have repeatedly been shown their shortcomings in Europe.A 3-0 loss to PSG in the group stage saw veteran coach Jupp Heynckes return in place of Carlo Ancelotti in October, but on Wednesday’s evidence, Bayern also need fresh blood on the pitch when Niko Kovac takes over as coach at the end of the season.Semi-final sloppinessAsensio taunts the Bayern supporters with his celebration after scoring Real’s second away goal of the semi-final. Photo/DAILY MAILAfter Liverpool’s 5-2 victory over Roma on Tuesday saw some horrific defending from the Italians, both Real and Bayern were sloppy at the back and in possession during the second semi-final.Casemiro and Marcelo were caught out of position for Joshua Kimmich’s goal, but goalkeeper Keylor Navas made a terrible error in gambling on the right-back crossing the ball. The two sides were generous in defence at times, with Bayern giving up their hopes of victory on the night with an atrocious pass by Rafinha.If the final is anything like the two last-four first legs this week, fans can expect a host of goals in Kiev on May 26.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marco Asensio scored the winner as Real Madrid moved closer to a third straight Champions League title© AFP Christof STACMUNICH, Germany, Apr 25 – Marco Asensio came off the bench to score the winner as Real Madrid claimed a 2-1 first-leg lead over Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.Here are five things we learned from the first leg at the Allianz Arena:last_img read more

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Startup costs less taxing than before

first_imgNEW YORK – One of the most frustrating tax issues for entrepreneurs has been startup costs – they pour thousands of dollars into market research, advertising and other expenses to get their companies up and running, but have had little in the way of immediate relief from the government. But, with a change in the Internal Revenue Code that took effect Oct. 22, 2004, companies – including many filing their first tax returns this year – are now allowed to deduct $5,000 of their startup costs. Any expenses above that amount must be amortized, or depreciated, over the next 15 years – the method that applied to all startup costs in the past. Startup costs include many of the expenditures a company makes before it actually starts doing business. Market research, advertising, employee recruiting, lawyers, accountants, consultants, rent, office supplies typically are part of a new concern’s startup costs. Until 2004, the government theorized that the money paid to start a business was an investment; once a company was actually transacting business, it had operating expenses (which can also include all the above-mentioned outlays) that were fully deductible up front. The change in the law is designed to benefit small businesses, allowing them more immediate tax relief during their initial stage of operation, a particularly vulnerable time for many enterprises. Lamanna noted that with companies that do business with the public, such as a retailer, it’s pretty clear when they start being in business. The starting date can be a little more vague for some companies that are involved in business-to-business activities, he said. But if you have a signed a contract or start taking in revenue, clearly, the business is operating, and your expenses are fully deductible. If you’re a manufacturer and you start producing goods, you’re also considered to be in business. Most small businesses are likely to go for the deduction, but some might find they’ll do better by forgoing it and amortizing all their startup expenses. “It might make sense where you’re going to lose money in the next year or two,” to have a larger amount to amortize, said Fred Daily, a tax attorney and author of “Tax Savvy for Small Business.” Daily likened the startup deduction to the Section 179 deduction that allows small businesses to deduct rather than depreciate up to $105,000 of certain kinds of equipment. It might make sense for some companies not to take that deduction either. If you do decide to use the Section 195 deduction, you need to go through your expenses carefully and be sure that you deduct only what the government considers to be startup costs. Some of your expenditures should be claimed under other tax code provisions for example, equipment you bought must be claimed under a Section 179 deduction. Research and development costs also fall under a different provision, Section 174 of the tax code. 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Claiming the deduction – known as a Section 195 deduction after the tax code provision that authorizes it – involves a little more paperwork than more typical business deductions entail. Companies need to file Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization and declare that they are electing to take the deduction for startup costs. Without this form, they cannot claim the deduction. The instructions for the form explain what you need to do; you can find them on the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov. There is a catch to the Section 195 deduction, tied to the intent of Congress that it be used by small businesses, not larger concerns. Companies start losing the $5,000 deduction when their startup costs go over $50,000; they must reduce the deduction by the amount that exceeds the $50,000 threshold. For example, a business with $51,000 in costs can deduct only $4,000, and a business with costs over $55,000 loses the deduction entirely. Remember, even if you can’t take advantage of the deduction, you can still amortize your costs over 15 years. Many business owners have struggled over the years with a key question surrounding startup costs – when do those costs turn into fully deductible operating expenses? The answer turns on when the company actually starts being “in business.” “It’s when the company begins doing what their intentions are in business,” said Frank Lamanna, a principal with the accounting firm Ison & Decosimo in Memphis, Tenn. last_img read more

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Sisters awarded €17,000 after father crashed into wall

first_imgTwo children have been awarded €17,000 following an accident during which their father crashed into a wall.The children, who are sisters, were both wearing seatbelts but were thrown forward and then backwards during the accident in April, 2016. Both were treated by Letterkenny-based GP Dr James McDaid who said they were suffering from classic whiplash symptoms.Barrister Gareth McGrory told Letterkenny Circuit Court that the children were 5 years old and 4 years old at the time of the accident.Both complained of chest pain and muscle injury was diagnosed when they attended Letterkenny University hospital.Both have since made a full recovery, the court was told.Judge John Aylmer said he was happy to recommend the offer of €17,000 for each girl.Sisters awarded €17,000 after father crashed into wall was last modified: May 13th, 2019 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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GAA NEWS: LATE GOAL EARNS NAOMH COLMCILLE THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors got their first league points of the season on Saturday at home to Aodh Ruadh. A late goal secured victory for the home side on a full time scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 1-8 0-9 Aodh Ruadh.The seniors lost out to Burt at home on Easter Monday. The reserves unbeaten start to the season continued with a home draw against Aodh Ruadh on Saturday. Naomh Colmcille 0-12 2-6 Aodh Ruadh at full time.The reserves had a 3 point winning margin over Burt on Easter Monday, 1-10 to 1-7.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry. Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).The club held a very successful Come Dine with Me event on Saturday, with a social night at the clubhouse to round off the event. Many thanks to everyone who hosted and participated in the event.Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP to get numbers for a course in the coming weeks.The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.Naomh Colmcille CLG would like to extend sympathy to the family and friends of the late Kathleen Gough, Colehill, Newtowncunningham. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam. Well done to Willie Gillespie, Daniel Clarke and their Donegal U21 team mates on their successes in the Ulster Championship this year. Unfortunately things did not go Donegal’s way in the final, and the lads lost out by the narrowest of margins following a late winner for Tyrone.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page. Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th at 7:00 pm. Bring boots and runners. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Match at Cloughaneely scheduled for Monday evening (13th); bus leaving clubhouse at 5:15 pm. See Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Training Wednesday (15th) at 6:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U14s. Training Saturday (18th) at 10:00 am. All new and returning players welcome.U12s. Training next Friday (17th) at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Training next Friday (17th) at 6:30 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Training next Friday (17th) at 6:00 pm Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. U12/U14 training. See Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 19, 10, 2, 17, 23 and the winners are Sean Cullen, Stacey Doran and Michael Daly who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €650.Last week’s numbers were 4, 12, 22, 20, 13 and the winners were Imelda Devenney, Patricia Cullen and Shaun O’Donnell who won €25 each.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: LATE GOAL EARNS NAOMH COLMCILLE THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson both wanted to sign Spurs star for Man United

first_img Lucas bagged Spurs second and third goals in their 3-0 win at Old Trafford It has been claimed in the past that both Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson wanted Lucas Moura for Manchester United.The Brazilian winger, now at Tottenham, scored twice in the Red Devils’ humiliating home defeat to Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Monday night. Moura ultimately joined Spurs in January 2 2 However, before the Argentinian boss secured his signature, it appears both Manchester United’s past and present managers failed to sign him.Sir Alex Ferguson was of course first to chase his signature, with the club reportedly having made multiple bids for him in 2012 before PSG leapfrogged them with a £38m offer which made Lucas the club’s record signing at the time. Four years later, in 2016, Lucas’ own agent Wagner Ribeiro revealed that Jose Mourinho was also showing an interest in signing him.Ribeiro declared that Mourinho wanted his man while at Real Madrid, and carried his interest over to Old Trafford.“Who called Lucas Moura there [to Real Madrid]? It wasn’t Florentino Perez who wanted Lucas Moura, it was Mourinho,” said Ribeiro.“Mourinho was and is passionate about Lucas Moura. So much so that now at Manchester he wants Lucas as well.”He ended up staying at PSG that year, before finally making his English move in January 2018, when he joined Spurs for around £25m.last_img read more

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MYSTERY BLAZE CAUSES HUGE DAMAGE TO OLD FORT

first_imgThe old fort at Greencastle has been extensively damaged in a mystery fire.The Old Fort ablazeGardai said they received a report of a major fire around 10pm last night.A number of units of the fire service attended the incident and the blaze was brought under control just after 1am this morning. A Garda spokesman said a full investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.“Extensive structural damage has been caused in the overnight fire and a major investigation will take place.”MYSTERY BLAZE CAUSES HUGE DAMAGE TO OLD FORT was last modified: August 6th, 2013 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:fireGreencastleOld Fortlast_img read more

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Man fumes after getting €150 ’emergency funding’ for flooded home

first_imgA man whose home was destroyed in this week’s floods in Inishowen haspleaded with the authorities to come to his aid.Darren Donaghey’s bungalow in the centre of Burnfoot village was floodedwith more than two feet of water on Tuesday evening.Mr Donaghey was watching television when he began to hear the gulliesoutside his home rattle. Minutes later his entire home, which he has spent the past four yearsrenovating, was overcome with flood water.An angry Mr Donaghey, whose father previously owned the Foot Inn Barnext door to his home, says he has been left to fend for himself.Today he went to the local social welfare office to seekemergency funding and was given €150.He fumed “What good is €150 to me? I only have the clothes on my back.Everything I have made in the last few years I have put back into thathouse. The remains of the boundary wall at the front of Darren Donaghey’s home in Burnfoot. (North West Newspix)“We were promised all sorts – skips, humidifiers, the lot. But Ihaven’t seen any of that.“What is stopping the council from coming around to our houses andasking us directly what we need to help ourselves,” he said.Mr Donaghey and two friends continued to sweep water from the bungalowtoday.Outside on the street lay the remains of all he owns in the world, awater-drenched sofa, bits of furniture, lampshades, a microwave oven.Darren revealed how he watched as one half of his seven foot boundarywall caved in with the force of the water on the village’s main streetcollapsed under the weight of water. “Thankfully there was nobody under it or they would have been killedor seriously hurt. It goes to show how powerful the water was.“What I witnessed here on Tuesday night will live with me forever,” he said.Darren said he will hopefully stay temporarily with his dad who lives Fahan.Darren Donaghey inside his home. Picture by Donal DunnThe other down side is that his children, who live with their motherin Derry, cannot come and stay with him at weekends like they usuallydo. “My life has changed forever. I have spent every penny I have had onthis home and making a future for myself here.“Now it’s gone and I just don’t know what I’m going to do. I keephearing that there is a fund for people like me but I have not seenany of it yet,” he said.Just one hundred yards to the rear of Darren’s house is the housingestate of Lios Na Greine which was left devastated in the floods.Almost every house on the small estate was hit by the cascading waters.Liam Hegarty said he knew his family were in trouble when he saw thelevel of waters in the village as he returned from taking his wife toa driving lesson in Buncrana.“I said to the wife ‘We’re in trouble here.’ I just knew it. When wegot to the house the water was already coming in and I put up sandbagsat the back door.“But within minutes the place was under a huge amount of water.“I had carried the two smaller kids out but as I did so, the planks ofwood from my wooden floor in my hallway were floating out onto thestreet. It was chaos,” he said.Liam’s oil tank was toppled over in his garden and his car was alsodestroyed in the floods.He met with Ministers Kevin Boxer Moran and Shane Ross on Wednesday night.However, he spent yesterday along in his house trying to pick up thepieces of the home he has spent 12 years paying a mortgage on.He fears that the initial publicity of the freak incident will dieaway and families like his will be forgotten.“We were headline news and we were on TV when this happened but we’realready becoming old news.“I have been here all day cleaning up and nobody has called to meapart from yourselves.“I am insured and I desperately hope I am covered but there are somany people around here who are not.“Who is going to look after all those people?” he asked.Man fumes after getting €150 ’emergency funding’ for flooded home was last modified: August 25th, 2017 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:BurnfootDarren DonagheyInishowenlast_img read more

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Breaking: EU and UK reach new Brexit agreement

first_imgA Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments. The DUP has cast doubt on its sign off, saying they still cannot support it.The Northern Irish party earlier released a statement saying they could not back proposals “as things stand”, and – after the PM’s announcement – said their statement “still stands”.Breaking: EU and UK reach new Brexit agreement was last modified: October 21st, 2019 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)last_img read more

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