Adebayor, 35, open to Prem return after walking out on Turkish club Kayserispor

first_imgEMMANUEL ADEBAYOR could make a return to English football after walking out on Turkish club Kayserispor.The ex-Arsenal striker spent 11 years in the Premier League with the Gunners, Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace.3 Emmanuel Adebayor has announced he has left Turkish side KayserisporCredit: Getty – ContributorAdebayor, 35, joined Kayserispor in August following a spell with their Super Lig rivals Istanbul Basaksehir.He signed a one-year contract, but has now quit in the wake of the bottom-placed club’s financial problems.The former Real Madrid loanee scored in Kayserispor’s 4-1 loss at Besiktas on Monday before announcing his departure.The Togo international said: “This has been my last game for Kayserispor. I’ve had some good times in the past three months.”But this has been an important decision – one of the most important I’ve made in my life.”I’ve tried to show my energy and desire from the day I arrived. I’ve given my all for the team.”But sometimes I have problems on my mind. I think about my family, and need to take decisions about my future.”I don’t have any new club lined up for the time being.3LATEST ARSENAL NEWSLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’3″I’ll go back to Togo, spend some time with family and old friends, and get some clear ideas.”I don’t know what the future may hold.”In eight games for the club, the ex-Monaco forward chipped in with two goals and one assist.Amazon Prime football FREE – how to watch Premier League tonight on live stream and on TVlast_img read more

Bong Senatorial Re-run Scheduled for Sept. 29

first_imgIn spite of Dr. Tokpa’s public announcement that he would not participate in a re-run election for the Bong Senatorial seat, the National Elections Commission (NEC) will uphold the Supreme Court’s ruling to conduct a re-run in parts of Bong County on September 29.NEC is under instruction from the Supreme Court to hold a re-run of the Bong County instance of the December 2014 Special Senatorial Election, which was won by incumbent Senator Jewel Howard Taylor. Dr. Tokpa, another candidate in the race, protested the results of the December poll to the Supreme Court, which ruled in his favor and mandated the Commission to redo the poll within 60 days following the high court’s August 7 ruling.In compliance with the court’s mandate, NEC has projected US$50,000 for the conduct of the re-run election, which will affect two precincts: Yarbayeh Public School and Beletenda Palava Hut; as well as one polling center: Sanoyea Market, Polling Place #5. All are located in Electoral District #7.Analysts project that the results of the re-run might not render any significant difference in the original results, since Sen. Taylor topped Dr. Tokpa in many other polling locations elsewhere around the county.During the announcement of the re-run date at the NEC headquarters yesterday, Dr. Tokpa was represented by his lawyers. Interestingly, even though he announced his disinterest for participating in the re-run, any results in his favor would still be his to claim, since his non-participation announcement has yet to be formally addressed to the Supreme Court and NEC. Such a formal withdrawal from the re-run could also save the government the US$50,000 invested in the re-run process.During the issuance of the writ of election – a legal instrument that authorizes elections magistrates to proceed with the conduct of elections – NEC Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya mandated the clerk, Antoinette Johnson to Issue a Writ for the re-run of the Special Senatorial Election on the Elections Magistrate of Lower Bong County, Barzie Kpangba.Madam Johnson mandated the magistrate to conduct a re-run of the Special Senatorial Election in the select precincts and polling center from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.She authorized Magistrate Kpangba to certify the endorsement of the writ of election by submitting to her office the results of the election following the completion of the electoral process, a traditional procedure in the conduct of elections.The issuance of the writ of election is a requirement of Chapter 4, sub-section 4.3 of the New Elections Law of 1986.Even though Dr. Tokpa has declined to contest the re-run, the mandate of the High Court will be honored, and as such, the election must proceed.Meanwhile, NEC yesterday launched the Civic Voter Education Toolkit with a call for more public engagement by the Commission, political parties and other partners.The Toolkit is a comprehensive package of information and items that provide a standard for the effective dissemination of electoral messages with the aim to ensure equitable and increased voter participation. The Commission is preparing for the conduct of a possible referendum in 2016 and a highly anticipated legislative and presidential election in 2017.According to the Commission, said document is the first of its kind that includes the “full involvement of civil society actors and other international partners” from the drafting to completion and now national policy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nagico/Thorne-sponsored Joseph “Reds” Perreira visit an outstanding success

first_imgBerbice Cricket Board (BCB) President Hilbert Foster has described the Nagico/Vernon Thorne-sponsored visit of the legendary Joseph “Reds” Perreira as an outstanding success which surpassed all expectations.The four-day visit was arranged by the BCB with several objectives, including providing inspiration to young cricketers, to educate administrators on their duties, to strengthen the management of clubs and the BCB, and to allow youths to learn from Perreira’s vast experience of over 57 years of being associated with cricket. Perreira arrived in Guyana on Wednesday, July 18, and visited Blairmont, Albion, Rose Hall Canje and Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), where he spoke to hundreds of junior cricketers.At the RHTY&SC alone, he spoke to 120 youths about the importance of hardJoseph “Reds” Perreira meeting with representatives of the UCCAwork, dedication, practice and remaining humble.The legendary commentator ,who described the 147 Test matches, 200 ODIs and 350 First-Class matches for which he provided commentary as a treasure and memorable, also held inspirational meetings with Executives of the BCB and Berbice Umpires Association.Numerous visionary ideas were discussed and accepted by the management of the Cricket Board as it strives to lift Berbice cricket to a higher level.Courtesy calls were also made to Region Six Chairman David Armogan and the Mayors of Rose Hall Town, Corriverton and New Amsterdam.Accompanied by officials of the BCB, Perreira was able to inspire the elected officials to commit themselves to playing a bigger role in the promotion of the game and the honouring of outstanding cricketers by naming of streets, etc, as a mark of respect.The highlight of the visit was on Saturday last as the BCB hosted over 70 youth Berbice players and representatives of 63 clubs from across the Ancient County in separate developmental sessions with Perreira and Foster.The entire trip, Perreira stated, went like clockwork and he was totally impressed with the passion, vision, discipline and dedication of Foster, who is working beyond the call of duty to make a positive difference.Perreira donated three boxes of cricket balls to the Board while the Umpires Association also received 24 counting clickers for its members.Donations were also made to the Berbice Volleyball Association, football clubs, and the Berbice branch of the National Library.The BCB also honoured the Pomeroon-born Perreira by presenting him with its highest award, “The Tribute to Hero Award of Excellence”. The St Lucia-based former commentator stated that he was humbled by the honour and committed himself to working along with the Board in the future.The Board expressed gratitude to overseas-based Guyanese Imran Mc Sood Amjad, Vernon Thorne and Oscar Ramjeet for their assistance in making the visit possible.Special thanks, according to the BCB, must go to Nagico; RHTY≻ Blairmont Cricket Club; Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA); Albion Cricket Club; Big ‘B’ Restaurant; St Francis Community Developers; Rose Hall Canje Community Centre; Regional Chairman David Armogan and the Mayors of Rose Hall Town, Corriverton and New Amsterdam.last_img read more

Beckham set to launch long-sought Miami MLS club

first_img0Shares0000David Beckham, pictured in 2017, will make good on plans for an expansion team that he announced in February 2014 © AFP/File / Toru YAMANAKAMIAMI, United States, Jan 28 – Former England captain David Beckham will unveil his long-sought Major League Soccer expansion team at a Monday news conference in Miami, bringing a conclusion to a turmoil-filled four-year quest.MLS announced Friday it will “make a major announcement regarding the future of soccer in Miami” on Monday, inviting ticketed members of the public to what is expected to be the announcement of a 25th league club. The team is expected to begin MLS play in 2020 at a 25,000-seat stadium to be built in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.Just over 11 years after announcing he would leave Real Madrid for the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy in a deal that included the chance to purchase an expansion team at a reduced rate, Beckham will make good on plans he first announced in February 2014.Several failed stadium sites delayed his consortium’s efforts, other MLS teams making their debuts while Beckham struggled to get his off the ground, unable to find an agreeable place for a specially built venue.The group edged closer to success last year after securing a land deal for a proposed stadium project, waterfront sites and others near the Miami Marlins baseball stadium and NBA Miami Heat arena having earlier fallen though.MLS Commissioner Don Garber said last month the Miami franchise project was “the most complicated situation in any market that we’ve experienced” because of the Miami area political structure and fast-changing real estate environment.Launch of the new Beckham-backed team will mark the second attempt to start a Miami-based MLS franchise.The Miami Fusion, which made their debut in the 1998 MLS season, played for four seasons before being cut from the league after the 2001 campaign amid low ticket sales and the lowest revenues of any team in the competition.Beckham, 42, retired in 2013 after a 20-year career that saw him win league crowns with Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, the Galaxy in North America and Paris Saint-Germain in his farewell matches.He also played for England from 1996 to 2009, winning 115 caps.His five-year stint in MLS with the Galaxy boosted football’s profile in North America and contributed to the steady growth in attendances across the MLS.When Beckham arrived in 2007, average attendances through the league were 16,770; when he ended his five-year stint they had increased to 18,807 per game. By 2017, that number had increased to 22,113.Beckham’s move to MLS was also followed by several high-profile European stars nearing the end of their careers.England teammates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard both later moved to MLS, along with Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and Spanish striker David Villa.Announcing plans for his Miami team four years ago, Beckham said he had already identified players who he hoped to lure to Florida.“It would be disrespectful for me to say what players I want in the team. But we have a list of players,” Beckham said in 2014.“I’ve been fortunate to play with some of the best players in the world and some of them are calling me up to ask me when Miami is happening.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sunday Letters to the Edutor

first_imgHarbor Area should unite Allow me to respond to Christina Hall about my published response to a Port of Los Angeles project tied to the TraPac terminal expansion (“Wilmington gets its due,” Letters to the Editor, Dec. 9). Hall expressed shock at my comment, which indicated outrage at the inclusion in the port’s TraPac expansion plan of a green park “buffer” at that site as a “gift” to the Wilmington community. I said the port needs to build a recreational area away from the greatest concentration of ships and trucks, and that we want the port to think and build something nice and safe for us. The port has been “taking” for decades from these communities without restoring any of the “losses.” It’s time for the harbor communities to work in strong alliance to prevent further decimation of these communities. – JANET GUNTER San Pedro SP team was displaced I am currently a senior at San Pedro High School who participates on the SPHS varsity softball team. The students at SPHS are very fortunate in that they will be getting a new and improved gymnasium in the near future. I am very appreciative of this, as it will provide both our male and female athletes a larger venue to participate both in volleyball and basketball. The downside to this is that the Los Angeles Unified School District has chosen the softball field for storing their heavy equipment and construction trailers. Because of this, our softball team has been displaced. We will be both practicing and playing our home games at an off-site location at Angels Gate. My concern is that the field is currently in the worst condition possible. Not only is there no protective fencing, but there are no dugouts and the field is littered with holes. This is an accident waiting to happen, and one injury has already occurred. We have made multiple calls to Local District 8 voicing our concerns but so far the district has shown little regard and has advised us that the softball program must raise funds to pay for any improvements. Not only must we pay for these improvements, but LAUSD contractors must do the work. Our softball team would be happy to fix the fields ourselves and seek donations/assistance from the community, but the LAUSD does not allow this. The softball program is not asking for anything extraordinary. We just want a safe place to play this season and possibly next if the gym is not completed by then. In addition, the junior varsity team will be able to use Angels Gate in the future, so the improvements would not be wasted. Unfortunately, we were given no choice but to file a Title IX complaint against LAUSD. I am asking that the community support us in any way that they can, so we can have resolution to this problem. Regardless of the outcome, we hope to have a positive and safe season. – TAYLOR PETTY San Pedro No state pay raises due Upon reading once again about our state budget deficit, I am still bewildered as to why we the voters let the governor’s bond measures pass at a time that California’s budget was hurting. One does not solve that problem by creating more debt. Government employees are supposed to be public servants. That means they are supposed to be working for us – the public – which makes us their employers. As such, why are we not asked to approve government pay raises such as the ones that most members of the Legislature just gave themselves during this budget-crunching time period? Since we, the public, are required to pay for expenses of the state, we should be able to vote on pay raises as well. – CAROL BARKER Hawthorne 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champHaving been born in Wilmington and having attended school there until age 14, I feel as much of a tie to Wilmington as I do to San Pedro (my current home). My reference to “us” means “Wilmington.” Truthfully, we are one community. Rather than divide, we need to be in sync on these most critical issues. This is the reason why our San Pedro Homeowners Coalition included the interest of Wilmington in our China Shipping lawsuit to the tune of $10 million (the same as San Pedro) in aesthetics funds. Dr. Jon Peters of UCLA has spoken volumes on the irresponsible nature of creating parks and recreational areas in the middle of the most unhealthful areas for our children to play. The air pollution causes retardation in children’s lung growth and instigates asthma. Aesthetically greening all areas of the port is a must, but so are the “off-port lands” projects (never performed by the port) that need to be incorporated to mitigate the losses associated with port industrialization. That is precisely why I have recommended that the port go into another area of Wilmington, one less impacted than the locale of the TraPac terminal (which is adjacent to the greatest concentration of diesel exhaust from ships, trains and trucks) to establish a recreational opportunity for Wilmington’s kids. Sites similar to this are also unacceptable in San Pedro. last_img read more


first_imgThe scene of devastation following the Real IRA bomb attack on OmaghA man accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bombing has been remanded in custody today.Seamus Daly, who is 43 and from Culloville in County Monaghan, faced 29 counts of murder and two charges linked to the explosion in Omagh, at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court. The Real IRA attack was the worst single atrocity of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.The victims included a woman who was pregnant with twins as well as three schoolboys from Buncrana.Daly also faced two charges related to an attempted bomb attack in Lisburn, County Antrim, that took place four months before the Omagh bomb.Bail was refused because of police concerns that he may flee the jurisdiction.Seamus Daly has been connected to the bombing of Omagh before. Fourteen years ago the BBC’s Panorama programme named him as a suspect in the case, and a civil action brought by the relatives of some of the victims found him and three others liable for the attack, and ordered them to pay more than £1.5m damages.He has also previously pleaded guilty in the Republic of Ireland to membership of the IRA.He was remanded in custody to appear again in May.Mr Daly has always denied any involvement.MAN ACCUSED OF OMAGH BOMBING APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH 29 MURDERS was last modified: April 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:buncranacourtsOmagh bomblast_img read more


first_imgARRANMORE TRAGEDY: MASS is being celebrated on Arranmore today to mark the 76th anniversary of the boating tragedy which left 19 people – seven from the same family – dead.Parish Priest Father John Joe Duffy will hold the Mass at 5.30pm, the time the yawl sank on November 9, 1935.The following people died Edward Gallagher, 61, of Torris, Arranmore; Edward Gallagher, 24, John Gallagher, 22, Michael Gallagher, 29, Patrick Gallagher, 26 (the survivor), and Charles Gallagher, 20, his sons; Madge, 28, and Hannah Gallagher, 16, his daughters; Anthony Gallagher, 17, and Edward Gallagher, 15, Aphort, Arranmore, brothers; Manus Gallagher, 17, Daniel Gallagher, 27, and Hannah Gallagher, 21, Aphort; Patrick O’Donnell, 44, and Kate O’Donnell, 45, Leabgarrow, Arranmore, brother and sister; John Rodgers, 34, of Torris; John O’Donnell, 50, Aphort; Edward Ward, 51, Torris; Peter Leonard, 61, Ballintra; John Gallagher, 20, son of a Michael Gallagher, of Aphort BALLYSHANNON BOOST: Sinn Fein has welcomed funding of €100,000 towards improvements of roads and footpaths in Ballyshannon.HSE DISMISS BUNCRANA SCARE-MONGERING: The HSE has hit out at reports that the sale of a medical centre in Buncrana could hit services. Far from hitting services, said the HSE, the new Primary Care Centre in the town will expand them.TOWN COUNCILS SAFE: The Government has done a U-turn on the scrapping of town councils, meaning Letterkenny, Buncrana, Bundoran and Ballyshannon authorities are safe.BANK RIP-OFF: The Government has rejected calls from Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty for them to force banks to pass on the ECB’s interest rate cut to mortgage holders. ARTS FUNDING: More than €64,000 has been made available for public art works under the Per Cent Art Scheme, Cllr Dessie Larkin says. More information is at© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comAROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: November 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:AROUND THE COUNTY: DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEFlast_img read more


first_imgDOZENS of AIB staff across Co Donegal will lose their jobs after the bank prepares to announce 2,500 redundancies across the State.The bank has 16 branches in the county in Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Killybegs, Donegal Town, Ballybofey, Lifford, Raphoe, Letterkenny, Milford, Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair, Falcarragh, Dunfanaghy, Buncrana, Carndonagh and Moville.There are growing fears that some of the smaller branches may close altogether and staff who do lose their jobs will be offered relatively poor redundancy packages. The Department of Finance and the bank have declined to comment on reports from the news agency Bloomberg that the number of redundancies will be 25% larger than the 2,000 originally expected.One AIB staff member in Co Donegal told “We’re being made to pay for the mistakes of the speculators at HQ. They (the bank) will have a fight on their hands over this.”He said that he feared that as many as 70 jobs could go in the county.Bloomberg said today the higher figure was partly as a result of the bank’s takeover of the EBS Building Society. The union representing bank staff, the IBOA, has said it is seeking an urgent meeting with the Department of Finance and AIB senior management to discuss speculation about restructuring at the bank.“Since the bank has yet to provide us with details of its proposals, the union is therefore seeking these meetings in order to clarify the future direction of the bank and the likely implications of any change for staff and customers,” IBOA general secretary Larry Broderick said in a statement.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on OF AIB JOBS TO GO IN DONEGAL AS BANK WIELDS THE AXE was last modified: March 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DOZENS OF AIB JOBS TO GO IN DONEGAL AS BANK WIELDS THE AXElast_img read more

Hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia clash in World Cup opener

first_imgRussia will hope for a dream start to their home World Cup (Courtesy Photos)FIFA World Cup 2018Russia vs Saudi ArabiaLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow-RussiaThursday, 14-06-2018World Cup 2018 hosts Russia will get the tournament started on Thursday evening when they take on the second lowest ranked side at the competition, Saudi Arabia.This is Russia’s fourth World Cup as an independent nation since they broke away from Soviet Union in 1991.Their record in the first game is not the worst as they have lost only one of the previous three games (D1 L1) and with the loss coming at the hands of the Brazilian team that won the 1994 edition, it is at least one that can do away with.However, they have been forced to bring 38-year-old defender, Sergei Ignashevich out of international retirement because of a number of defensive injuries and he is expected to start. They have also been dealt a further blow with the injuries to Aleksandr Kokorin and Fedor Smolov who will not take part in the World Cup.“Our mood is very good; we are ready for work, said Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov.“We did a lot of work back in Austria and have reached a good level.“Against Turkey, we showed the kind of game we want to play.The 54 year old has been under pressure from the fans and Russian press about his tactics and team selection.Russia’s head coach Cherchesov has been under pressure from the press and fans“Every coach has to accept criticism, continued Cherchesov.“I don’t read anything and stay focused on my job.“We are trying to do what we’re doing — the fact we are getting criticised, that’s a natural thing in the world we live in today.“We want to do everything we can to turn criticism into positive feedback and we have everything we need to do that.”For Saudi Arabia, they will be featuring in their fourth world cup, the first since 2006 and will be attempting to either match or better their round of 16 elimination in USA 1994.The Green Falcons have collected only one point out of a possible 12 in the first game at the last four World Cups and will be hoping their fortunes change for the better against the hosts.“We have to do our best and progressing to the next stage is not impossible, said Saudi Arabia captain Osama Hawsawi.“There are so many unpredictable things in the World Cup.“We are focused now on the opening game and that will set the tone for the other matches.“We are playing the hosts and are very ambitious. Like all the squads, we want to qualify for the final if we can. Nothing is impossible.Osama says they are focused going into the opening gameIndeed nothing is impossible and they will be taking inspiration from famous world cup shocks like Senegal’s win over France in the 2002 opener and that of North Korea over Italy at England 66.Match Facts.This will be the second official game between the two sides with Saudi Arabia winning 4-2 in the other game back in October 1993.Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia has never reached the knockout stage of the World Cup in three attempts (1994, 2002, 2014).Russia are winless in their last five games at the World Cup (D2, L3). Their only two victories at the World Cup as an independent nation were against African teams (6-1 versus Cameroon in 1994 and 2-0 against Tunisia in 2002).If he plays, Sergei Ignashevich will become the oldest player to represent Russia at a World Cup (38 years, 335 days), surpassing Lev Yashin’s record of 36 years and 279 days.Saudi Arabia are winless in their last 10 games at the World Cup, losing eight of them, since beating Belgium 1-0 in 1994 and have finished bottom of their group in their last three appearances at the world cup.Saudi Arabia have kept only one clean sheet in their 13 World Cup fixtures. They have also failed to score in seven of their last nine games in the tournament.Mohammed Al-Sahlawi scored 16 goals in qualifying – the joint-most of any player, although eight of those came in two games against Timor-Leste.Russia will surely be fancying their chances against one of the weaker sides in the competition and i think they will win this one.Prediction: Russia to win by a slim margin.Comments Tags: FIFA world Cup 2018RussiaSaudi Arabitoplast_img read more

How to renovate your home without overhauling your budget

first_imgFor many, it is also the only affordable option if they find they have outgrown their home and need more space for the family. In the same survey, one quarter estimated that they had spent between €1,000 and €3,000 upgrading their home. 10% spent between €3,000 and €5,000.Many households planning on renovating their home understandably would not have this spare cash to hand. It can be tempting for them to fund the planned renovations through the credit card. However, with the high levels of interest charged, even if you clear the minimum balance, this can end up being a very pricey decision. For the cost-conscious home improver – a credit union loan is the best option, and are often approved very quickly. Indeed, the ILCU survey found that of those needing to borrow to fund their renovations, six in ten said they would use their local credit union. Other benefits to the home improvement loan include the willingness of the credit union to work with each individual borrower to structure repayments in a way that will suit their individual circumstances. There are no hidden fees or administration charges. Borrowers are also free to repay the loan early, should they wish, without any penalties. How to renovate your home without overhauling your budget was last modified: April 8th, 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) Tags:Financehome improvement loanLetterkenny Credit UnionRenovations Ciaran Haran, chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union explains why a credit union home improvement loan is a solid choice for those wanting to renovate their home without incurring unnecessary debt: “We offer the loan at a great value APR rate of 8.2%**. Which means that if you borrow €10,000, you will end up paying back just €202.54 over 60 months. So it’s a very cost-effective option. Not only that, but our loans are typically approved within 2 days, so you can get started on those renovation plans right away. We are also happy to offer our loans to brand new members – so there is no requirement for you to have saved with us for a period of time before you can avail of the loan.” center_img  “So whether your plans include building on an extension, overhauling the kitchen, laying new carpets or floorboards, or just giving your home a new lick of paint, talk to us here at Letterkenny Credit Union. You’ll find we are happy to provide flexible loans of any size to suit your grand design plans!” Ciaran said. For further information please visit our website or email us ** For a €10,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €202.54, an interest Rate of 7.95%, a representative APR of 8.25%, the total amount payable by the member is €12155.26. Information correct as at 05/03/2019  Thinking about sprucing up your home this season? Here, the team at Letterkenny Credit Union have this guide to why their affordable home improvement loans are a solid choice:Spring is officially here – and the change of season is one of the best and most popular times of year for home improvements. Home upgrading is a trend which has seen somewhat of a surge in popularity in recent years – and for good reason. A refurbishment can completely transform a home. A nationwide survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) found that a significant two thirds of adults had carried out home improvements between 2014 and 2017.last_img read more