Exclusive – Steve Clarke says he would welcome talks with Fulham over manager’s job

first_imgSteve Clarke has told talkSPORT he would be open to an approach from Fulham to be their new manager.The former Chelsea defender, out of work since leaving West Brom in December 2013, is among a host of names being linked with the vacancy at Craven Cottage.Clarke insists he will not be contacting the Championship club to put himself forward for the job, which is vacant after Felix Magath’s sacking last week, but would welcome the chance to hold talks with owner Shahid Khan if Fulham make the first move.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, Clarke said: “You have to sit down with people, you have to discuss what their plans for the club are. You have to tell them what your plans are, and from there you have to make a decision.“I like to sit down with people face to face. First of all they have to want me. They have to come to me.“Everybody knows I’m available. I don’t think there is a club in the country I would say no to. I would speak to them all and find out whether we are right for each other.”Clarke had been a frontrunner to take charge of Crystal Palace in the summer, before the Eagles gave the job to Neil Warnock for a second time.And the Scot admits he was disappointed not to have been given that opportunity after holding talks with Palace chairman Steve Parish.“Over the summer, I think I was quite close to getting the Crystal Palace job,” he said.“That was one that appealed to me because it was the chance to work in the Premier League again, which is a great league to work in. It is the highest level and it was a job I was really interested in.“It’s a club I think you can build. It’s a London-based club, it has got a great fan base, the crowd there are fantastic, and there is a decent squad of players which can survive and maybe do a bit better than that in the Premier League.”last_img read more


first_imgTermon played its part in the 1916 centenary celebration when a plaque was unveiled near the Graveyard last night.A marching group of the 29 battalion of the Reserve Defense Force under the command of Commandant Donald McCafferty marched from the N56 to the site at the new graveyard, where a plaque in memory of all who died was unveiledCommandant McCafferty read the 1916 proclamationLieutenant Jonathan Hilferty, who was born in Barnes,Termon, raised the Tricolour while the Orr brothers played the uileann pipes The plaque was unveiled by two children from Termon National School Michaela Gallagher and Owen Gallagher.In an interfaith ceremony Father Pat McHugh, Rev Amanda Best and Rev Steward Wright performed a joint blessing.Cllr Ciaran Brogan, Chairman of the Donegal County Council , Cllr Michael Quinn on behalf of the Letterkenny area Councillors and Cllr Michael McBride on behalf of the Donegal County 1916 committee all addressed the assembled crowd.Prior to a group of children from Termon National School played the National Anthem MC James Trearty posed the question what will the Ireland of a 100 years from now be like to live in. TERMON PLAYS ITS PART IN 1916 CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS was last modified: April 24th, 2016 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:1916Termonlast_img read more

Senate passes opioid addiction prevention bill by wide margin

first_imgEagle River Sen. Anna MacKinnon voted for HB 159. (File photo by Skip Gray/360 North)On Thursday, the state Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill which would limit opioid prescriptions from health providers in the state as well as require training on opioid abuse for medical practitioners. HB 159 passed by a margin of 17 to one.Listen nowDuring testimony, Eagle River Republican Anna MacKinnon brought up an example of what she called one of several instances of over-prescription from Alaska doctors.“We heard a story that was heart wrenching of a family that their loved one, their child, had been taken to the dentist and the dentist prescribed 30 days of oxycontin,” MacKinnon said. “Mr. President, that is not a standard dosage for someone to receive.”The only vote against the bill was from Palmer Republican Shelley Hughes — a self-admitted protest vote. Hughes said she thinks the bill has positive qualities, but it doesn’t address the root of the opioid problem, which she described as “pill mill practitioners and doc-shopper consumers.”“It will require some excellent practitioners around the state to be better educated about the subject,” Hughes said. “But, they — I don’t believe for the most part — are not the problem. There may be a sliver of practitioners who don’t realize they’re over-prescribing, and this may change their behavior and that is my hope, but I don’t really think the bill gets to the root of the problem Mr. President.”Senate Majority leader, Republican Peter Micciche said despite the bill being introduced during a session focused on budgetary issues, the opioid crisis extends beyond public health.“Some people want to know why we’re dealing with opioid abuse now with this budget crisis that we’re having,” Micciche said. “And the reality of it is our approach is multifaceted. It’s an Alaskan issue for a lot of reasons, and part of it is costs.”Micciche said teachers often cope with students of families affected by opioid addiction. He also claimed opioid addictions are the single biggest driver of crime statewide.Following the vote on House Bill 159, Senate president Pete Kelly also appointed Senators Giessel, Stedman and Olson to a conference committee about the oil and gas tax credit bill.Alaska Public Media’s Wesley Early helped with this story. CORRECTION: This story previously stated that that Senate president Pete Kelly had appointed three senators to a conference committee on a House income tax bill. The committee is actually on an oil and gas tax credit bill.last_img read more