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first_imgJimenez’s late goal keeps Benfica top in Portugal LISBON, Portugal (AP): Raul Jimenez scored a late goal to ensure that Benfica reclaimed the lead of Portuguese league with a 1-0 win at Rio Avenue on Sunday. Jimenez went on as a substitute in the 67th and the Mexican forward found the net in the 73rd when he headed in a ball that had been cleared onto the bar. The defending champions restored their two-point lead over Sporting Lisbon at the top of the table with three rounds left. Elsewhere, Joao Pica scored four minutes from time to give bottom side Tondela a 1-0 win at Setubal, boosting its hopes of avoiding relegation. On a good night for visiting sides, Arouca also won 2-1 at Maritimo, Moreirense won 1-0 at Nacional, and Estoril drew 1-1 at Guimaraes. Title within reach for Juventus ROME (AP): Gianluigi Buffon saved a late penalty and Juventus took a big step towards a fifth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 win at Fiorentina yesterday. If Napoli fail to win at Roma today, Juventus will have sealed the Italian league championship with three matches to spare. If Napoli win, Juventus need only one more point to seal it. Substitute Alvaro Morata scored the winner seconds after Nikola Kalinic had equalised for Fiorentina late in the second half. Buffon then stopped Kalinic’s spot kick in the 90th. “We’re not cheering for anyone,” Morata said of today’s game. “If we win (the league), it’s because we deserve to.” Last month, Buffon broke a 22-year-old Serie A record by not conceding a goal for 974 consecutive minutes. Levante, Getafe concede late goals BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Levante and Getafe both conceded late goals in disappointing draws at home on Sunday that hurt their chances of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league. Levante couldn’t stop Athletic Bilbao from scoring twice in the final minutes to finish 2-2 and remains at the bottom of the standings with only three rounds remaining. Getafe stayed immediately above Levante after seeing their fightback frustrated when Valencia scored for a 2-2 stalemate. Villarreal, Liverpool’s opponents in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, drew 0-0 with Real Sociedad in a lacklustre home match as it stayed in fourth place. Sevilla beat Real Betis 2-0 in a derby for their first win in six rounds to warm up for a Europa League semi-final against Shakhtar Donetsk, also on Thursday.last_img read more

WORKERS LEFT SHOCKED AS DONEGAL CALL-CENTRE CLOSES WITH LOSS OF 30 JOBS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A Donegal call-centre has gone into administration with the loss of 30 jobs.Workers at the Buncrana-based Assetco Manage Services ROI were told the bad news this afternoon.The company, is part of a larger company, Assetco London Ltd, which works with London Fire Brigade. London Fire Brigade failed to renew a major contract for Assetco London Ltd leaving workers out in the cold.Shell-shocked workers at the company, based at the IDA Business Park in Lisfannon since 2006, were told the news today.Even worse is the fact that none of the workers will be paid redundancies.Ironically most of the London-based employees will be taken on by the company who won the new contract, Babcock. However, the Irish company have not been given part of that new contract and will lose their jobs.Members of KPMG, who are acting on behalf on London banks, turned up at the Buncrana company’s headquarters today to break the news.Angry workers say they are outraged at how they have been treated.A spokesman told Donegal Daily that they are considering their positions and are even thinking of staging sit-in at the plant.“We have been very loyal to Assetco London and this is how we have been rewarded. “We would like London Fire Brigade to know this and to know how we are being treated.“There are 30 families being thrown on the scrapheap just before Christmas it’s just not on,” said a spokesman.WORKERS LEFT SHOCKED AS DONEGAL CALL-CENTRE CLOSES WITH LOSS OF 30 JOBS was last modified: November 14th, 2012 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