first_img Chelsea striker Diego Costa Chelsea bad boy striker Diego Costa insists he doesn’t go around looking for trouble, but says he is no ‘cry-baby’ when trouble finds him.The 27-year-old is famed for his combative style of play and his apparent skill of rubbing up his opponents the wrong way on the pitch.His antics have landed him in trouble in the past, with the Spain international handed three-match bans for tussles with Liverpool’s Emre Can and, this season, Arsenal duo Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista.Manager Jose Mourinho has often come out in defence of his front-man, but Costa has spoken of the respect he has for his opponents and rejects suggestions he runs around the pitch looking for a scrap.When asked if there is anything he fears, the Chelsea star said: “Just God.“I think If you fear someone, another person it is not a good thing. I respect. I have respect for my parents, my wife, my daughter and God.“But respect, not fear. I don’t have fear. I have respect. For example, if there is a massive guy and he comes over and we are going to have a problem, I don’t get involved with him.“I don’t fear him but I respect him.“Am I as tough off the pitch as I am on it? Not really no. I am completely different off the pitch.”A sensation following his £32million arrival from Atletico Madrid last summer, Costa netted 20 Premier League goals in his debut campaign, but the hard man forward’s recent struggles up front are perhaps reflected in Chelsea’s struggles at a team, having netted just twice as the defending champions sit 12th in the table.But Costa insists, while others berate his aggressive style and criticise his lack of form, he is ‘not really bothered’ by the words of his critics.“I have 100 per cent support from my manager, from the club and from the Chelsea fans,” Costa told the Daily Mirror.“So other people, other opinions, I don’t care, I’m not really bothered. I will not change unless my manager or the people from my club or my supporters tell me so.“No, I don’t need to change. Because I have done nothing wrong. “During my football career, many, many times other players have done stuff to me, like kick me but I am not a cry baby.” 1last_img read more

first_imgThere was a strong rumour doing the rounds that Man United wanted Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy.The right back is behind Hector Bellerin at the Emirates and manager Arsene Wenger said the Frenchman could leave the club, but only on loan.“It is possible he could stay in the Premier League,” he explained.Louis van Gaal has both Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia playing in the position, but as soon as Debuchy’s named was linked to United he became a hot topic of conversation on Twitter.In 2008, Arsenal signed defender Mikael Silvestre from Man United but he did not exactly dazzle the crowd during his two years in London.As a result some Gooners are hoping Debuchy’s transfer goes ahead, so they can exact some revenge on the club for that deal eight years ago.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets below. 1 Arsenal fans hoping to exact revenge on United for selling them Silvestre by flogging them Debuchy last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFor the past 26 years, Congress has prohibited exploration and development of extensive areas of the federal outer continental shelf by not funding the needed studies to conduct leasing auctions. Additionally, Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton issued executive orders for a blanket moratorium from 1990 through 2012, although George W. Bush canceled part of the edict in 2005. But congressional action was still required. Currently, the United States uses about 21million barrels of oil each day, or about 7.6billion barrels per year. About 5 billion barrels are imported and 2.6 billion barrels come from domestic sources, of which about one third is from offshore. Imports consist of about 40 percent from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iraq) and 60 percent from non-OPEC nations (Canada, Mexico and Russia providing the most). Most imported natural gas also comes from Canada. In 1980, yearly domestic production was 3.15billion barrels, decreasing to 2.6 billion barrels in 2006, about 75 percent of peak output of 3.52 billion barrels in 1970. This was the result of diminishing output from existing land and offshore fields, and the prohibition against developing 95 percent of known and highly probable new resources on federal land and federal and state offshore tracts. Domestic reserves In 1980, proven U.S. reserves totaled 30billion barrels, diminishing to 22 billion barrels by 2005, primarily because of the extensive prohibitions against new development. Not counting the potential recovery of tens of billions of barrels of oil from recently explored Colorado oil sands and Utah oil shale, or the deep Gulf of Mexico oil discovery, the Mineral Management Service conservatively estimated in 2003 that there exists 406 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 76billion barrels of oil recoverable in the prohibited regions of the lower 48 states and Alaska. Several energy acts were adopted during those 25 years, encouraging efficiency and conservation, increasing research and development of alternative fuels and renewable energy, all supposed to decrease dependence on foreign sources, but omitting the most immediate and effective measure by continuing to prohibit opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and offshore prohibited regions. This was due to the undue influence of small but vocal groups of environmental extremists. Also, in 1996, Clinton vetoed legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Congress to open ANWR to drilling. Decreasing oil production ignored Between 2001 and 2006, U.S. annual oil use increased from 7.2 billion barrels to 7.6 billion barrels while domestic production decreased from 2.9billion barrels to 2.6 billion barrels and imports increased from 4.3 billion barrels to 5billion barrels. Experts predicted that if prohibited fields were opened to normal drilling and recovery, domestic production could be increased from 7.1 million barrels per day to 9 million to 10 million barrels per day, thereby significantly reducing dependence on foreign oil, especially that from unreliable sources. So, for more than 25 years, in clear view of decreasing domestic production and increasing dependence on imports from foreign nations, some unfriendly or politically unstable, the politicians played games with oil, loudly proclaiming we should reduce dependence on foreign oil while doing almost nothing but increasing dependence on foreign oil. Stan Katten is a former RAND Corp. analyst and a San Pedro resident.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! First of two parts. Federal and state politicians are responsible for the approaching energy crisis and have placed this nation in a very precarious position. While speculators drive up the prices of oil and natural gas whenever they can dream up a possible reduction in “import supply,” the real problem is one of “domestic access.” The resulting unnecessary dependence on unreliable foreign oil sources threatens our infrastructure because oil and natural gas underlie the economic and social fabric of this country. Offshore resources off limits “Today natural gas and oil drilling is prohibited in all offshore regions along the North Atlantic coast, most of the Pacific coast, parts of the Alaska coast and most of the eastern Gulf of Mexico,” the Energy Information Administration stated in 2005. “The central and western portions of the Gulf of Mexico account for almost all current domestic offshore natural gas and oil production.” last_img read more

first_imgBUSINESS: This weekend, Inishowen Motors, Drumkeen, Letterkenny will host its annual ‘Kia and Nissan Open Weekend’.The event will give customers in Donegal the opportunity to get an exclusive first-look at the all new Kia Sportage. The preview Kia Sportage model will be visiting the Drumkeen showroom from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th November and the entire Kia and Nissan range will be available to test drive over the weekend.Customers that take a test drive will automatically be entered into a free draw to win some great prizes, including a free car service.Donegal captain and Inishowen Motors brand ambassador Michael Murphy will join the sales team at Inishowen Motors from 1-4pm on Saturday, taking orders for 2016.Michael will also be on hand to assist celebrity chef and Inishowen Motors brand ambassador, Brian McDermott – The No Salt Chef, who will be doing a live cookery demonstration from 2.00 – 3.30pm. Highland Radio’s Greg Hughes will broadcast live from the Drumkeen showroom on Saturday 7th November, from 10am – 12noon and there’ll be fun for all the family with face-painting, balloon modelling, finger food and some great competitions and prizes.Commenting on the ‘Open Weekend’, Seamus McLaughlin of Inishowen Motors, said: “We’re really looking forward to our open weekend running this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.“It’s the perfect opportunity for people to come along, meet our team and take a test drive in any of our Kia and Nissan ranges.“The Kia Sportage is the bestselling SUV in Donegal, and one of the top ten bestselling SUV’s across Ireland, with over 11,000 very happy customers.“We’re the first dealership in Donegal to showcase the all new Kia Sportage and we’re looking forward to showing customers its new modern layout and greater passenger comfort features.”The all new Kia Sportage starts full production this week and will arrive in dealerships in early January 2016 with the 2WD 1.7D models arriving first, followed by the 2.0D AWD arriving in March. The fourth-generation, all new Kia Sportage offers an innovative and sophisticated package to buyers in an increasingly competitive market.The new-look interior features high quality materials and design integrity, as well as great practicality and a range of technologies to improve comfort, convenience, connectivity and safety.Updated engines and transmissions will result in enhanced efficiency and performance, while ride, handling and refinement are all improved.Once again, Inishowen Motors has also partnered with SuperValu and any customer that orders a new Kia before 23rd December 2015, will receive a €500 SuperValu voucher just in time for Christmas. For more information on the upcoming ‘Inishowen Motors Kia and Nissan Open Weekend’ or to find out more about the all new Kia Sportage, contact the Inishowen Motors’ sales team on 074 91 34567 or visit www.inishowenmotors. ie.MICHAEL MURPHY TO TAKE ORDERS AT KIA AND NISSAN OPEN WEEKEND was last modified: November 5th, 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United are set to seal a £46million deal for Benfica’s teenage midfield sensation Renato Sanches. Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira was in London on Thursday night to complete the move. Sanches, 18, is under contract at Benfica until 2021 and has a buy-out clause of nearly £60m, but it is understood the club are willing to sell for £31m up front with £15m in add-ons. (Daily Mail)Manchester City have added Arsenal forward Theo Walcott to their list of potential summer signings. Incoming manager Pep Guardiola is a keen admirer of the 27-year-old and he has asked City to monitor Walcott’s situation closely as he faces a crossroads in his career at Emirates Stadium. (London Evening Standard)Chelsea winger Willian is a £50million target for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande. Guangzhou boss and former Brazil national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has targeted Willian after signing their countryman ­Paulinho from Spurs last summer and another South American, Colombia’s Jackson Martinez, in February. (Daily Mirror)Southampton keeper Fraser Forster has admitted he is flattered by Chelsea’s interest in him. The Blues have the giant 28-year-old in their sights if Belgian Thibaut Courtois decides he wants to leave this summer. Forster has just two years left on his current contract at Southampton and has yet to sign a new deal. (Daily Mirror)Claudio Ranieri is monitoring Southampton’s Victor Wanyama as a possible replacement for N’Golo Kante. Leicester boss Ranieri is set to lose his PFA Player of the Year nominee this summer, with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, ­Manchester City and Arsenal all huge admirers. (Daily Mirror)Swansea City will move to re-sign Joe Allen from Liverpool this summer, setting up a potential reunion with Brendan Rodgers. Allen will enter the final year of his contract at Anfield at the end of June and preliminary talks are currently not even planned over a renewal. Swansea were keen to sign their former academy player on loan in January and will make him one of their top targets again when the window re-opens. (Daily Mirror)Leicester are facing a big fight to sign the NEW Jamie Vardy. The Foxes want whizkid Charlie Coppola, who plays for non-league Lewes. But Premier League rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have joined the race for the striker, 16, who can also play as a wide man. (The Sun)Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is interested in rising Atletico Madrid star Borja Baston. The 23-year-old striker is currently on loan at Eibar, for whom he has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle are targeting a summer move for Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs. The north Londoners are ready to listen to offers for Gibbs this summer amid a growing likelihood that he will not be at the club next season. (Football Insider)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Leicester transfer news: Juventus eye N’Golo Kante as Paul Pogba replacementChelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to move for Barcelona star Sergio BusquetsRoberto Mancini: Inter Milan signing Manchester City star Yaya Toure will be toughSlaven Bilic confident ‘Liverpool target’ Aaron Cresswell will stay at West HamLiverpool transfer news: Is this the goalkeeper to replace Simon Mignolet?Transfer news: Lazio and Sampdoria ready to offer former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner a career lifelineTransfer news: Borussia Dortmund expected to beat Liverpool and Tottenham to signing of starlet DembeleTransfer report: Blow for Tottenham and West Ham as Barcelona join chase for prolific striker Alexandre LacazetteTransfer news: Barcelona defender Marc Bartra set to spark summer transfer fight between Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenhamlast_img read more

first_imgChelsea are definitely on the hunt for a new striker this summer.New boss Antonio Conte wants a star centre forward to either replace current hotshot Diego Costa, or come in to battle him for the No.9 role at Stamford Bridge.The early rumour linked ex-Blue Romelu Lukaku with a return to the club where he failed to breakthrough but, with Everton wanting a huge sum for his service, Chelsea may have to look elsewhere.And now reports are emerging they are considering a bid for Liverpool’s £32.5million flop Christian Benteke.The news has already provoked plenty of reaction and you can see the best from Twitter below… A Chelsea fan looks dejected 1last_img read more

first_imgHere are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United face competition from Bayern Munich for their top summer target Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Daily Mirror)However, it is also reported United are close to completing a deal for the 34-year-old Sweden striker. Personal terms have apparently been agreed and a medical will follow Euro 2016. (Sky Sports)The agent of West Ham star Dimitri Payet says it would take “ridiculous money” to sign the 29-year-old France international this summer. (Sky Sports)Man City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs interested in signing the Hammers’ free-kick master. (The Sun)David de Gea has given Jose Mourinho a huge boost by declaring: “I’m staying at Manchester United”. (The Sun)Everton and England defender John Stones is wanted by both Man United and Manchester City this summer. (Daily Star)Victor Valdes could join City after being released on a free by their Red Devil rivals. (The Guardian)Meanwhile, City are set to announce the arrival of their second big summer signing – 20-year-old Schalke winger Leroy Sane. (Marca)The sister of Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan has dropped a major hint that he will join the Gunners, and NOT Man United this summer…by following the Gunners on networking site LinkedIn. (The Sun)Wolfsburg are one of three teams interested in signing Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. (Daily Express)New Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign Newcastle and Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul, 28, and is also considering a move for Zenit and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel. (Daily Express)West Brom will offer 22-year-old striker Saido Berahino to West Ham in a bid to sign Hammers forward Diafra Sakho. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?‘Graceful. Young. Quality passer!’ – Manchester United fans react to transfer target Andre Gomes’ performance for Portugal v IcelandArsenal transfer news: Vardy latest plus updates on Mahrez and MkhitaryanManchester City transfer news: Schalke deny Citizens have agreed deal to sign Leroy SaneManchester City transfer news: Nolito agrees to join Pep Guardiola’s side after Euro 2016, claim reports in SpainLiverpool transfer report: Martin Skrtel set for Anfield exit with interest from Germany, Turkey and ChinaBorussia Dortmund resigned to losing Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer – Premier League trio ready bidslast_img read more

first_img 10 10 10 10 10 10 6. David Villa has scored 376 career goals (in 745 games) – The Spaniard scored 286 goals in his Spanish club career, which took in Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid. He swapped Spain for the States in June 2014, and has 29 for New York City, so far. Villa briefly joined Melbourne City, getting his name on the scoresheet twice. And he netted 59 for Spain in a trophy-laden nine years, during which he won 97 caps. 7. Luis Suarez has scored 349 career goals (in 539 games) – The Uruguay international has 84 goals for current club Barcelona, plus 82 for Liverpool, 111 for Ajax, 15 for Gronigen, 12 for Nacional and 45 for his country. He has won the European Golden Shoe award with both Liverpool and Barca. Suarez has top scored in the Dutch, English and Spanish top flights. 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 453 career goals (in 792 games) – The Sweden icon has rarely struggled to find the back of the net, scoring for Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, winning titles in four countries. Ibrahimovic has also scored 62 goals for his country’s senior team. 10 10 Lionel Messi has retired from international football after losing his fourth major final with his national team, but he does so as Argentina’s record goal scorer.Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is attempting to fire Portugal to Euro 2016 glory, a month after helping Real Madrid claim an 11th Champions League triumph.But the European Golden Shoe for most league goals in the 2015/16 season went to Luis Suarez, who bagged 40 Liga goals for Barcelona.So, who has the most career goals to date? Take a look at the slideshow countdown above to find out.*From a selection of current professional footballers playing in (or who have played the majority of their career in) elite level professional football.All statistics correct up to and including 26 June 2016 5. Robbie Keane has scored 377 career goals (in 846 games) – Keane has scored 310 times for Coventry City, Inter, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham, Aston Villa, Celtic and LA Galaxy, plus a record 67 goals for Republic of Ireland. 10 9. Wayne Rooney has scored 314 career goals (in 711 games) – Rooney, who is second to Bobby Charlton on Manchester United’s all-time goalscorers list, has scored 245 goals for Man United and a record 52 for England. 2. Lionel Messi has scored 519 career goals (in 683 games) – As well as being Barcelona’s all-time record goal scorer, Messi is also Argentina’s most prolific international, having netted 55 goals for his national side. Add 11 goals for Barca’s second and third teams in the Spanish third and fourth divisions and you have over 519 career goals. Messi has won three European Golden Shoe awards. 8. Didier Drogba has scored 346 career goals (in 750 games) – The Stamford Bridge legend has scored 71 goals in French football, for Le Mans, Guingamp and Marseille, got 20 for Turkish club Galatasaray and eight for Chinese side Shanghai. Drogba has scored 18 in Montreal Impact colours, 65 for Ivory Coast, and not forgetting his 164 for Chelsea. 4. Samuel Eto’o has scored 384 career goals (in 788 games) – The well-travelled Eto’o is widely remembered for his goals for Mallorca, Barcelona and Inter, while his goal tally at Chelsea, Anzhi, Everton, Sampdoria and current club Antalyaspor have bumped up his career total. For Cameroon he scored 56 international goals. 10. Francesco Totti has scored 313 career goals (in 814 games) – to find out who are the world’s top goal scorers in competitive football, click the arrow above – The Italian is a true one-club man, having made his debut for Roma at the age of 16 in 1993. Incredibly he is still playing at the age of 39 and has no intention of calling it a day just yet. As well as 304 goals for Roma, he bagged nine for Italy, including one in the Azzuri’s glorious 2006 World Cup campaign. 10 1. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 547 career goals (in 787 games) – Ronaldo’s record for Los Blancos is simply stunning and he is showing few signs of letting up in front of goal. Along with his record 364 for Real, he has 118 goals for Manchester United, five for his first club Sporting, and a national record 60 for Portugal. Ronaldo has claimed four European Golden Shoe awards.last_img read more

first_imgRoy Hodgson has already been given a pathway back into management, with the company behind the Chinese Super League’s financial boom insisting the ex-England boss would be welcomed in China.The 68-year-old quit his role as Three Lions boss on Monday following their shock Euro 2016 exit at the hands of minnows Iceland.There were few who expected, and wanted, the former Liverpool and Fulham manager to carry on after four years without major progress.But Eric Gao, the chief executive of iRENA, a company which represents 12 Super League clubs, insists many of them ‘would love’ to have Hodgson in charge.“Lots of clubs want a world-class football manager,” he told Press Association Sport when asked if Hodgson would be a coach who could be an attractive proposition for Chinese clubs.“I heard a lot of managers are not for sale here [in England] right now. I think there are many chances [for Hodgson], they [Chinese clubs] would love to sign him.”The Chinese Super League has emerged as one of the world’s richest in recent years, with the likes of Alex Teixeira, Jackson Martinez and Ramires all moving from European sides, with Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk also reportedly set to join Shanghai SIPG.Sven-Goran Eriksson is the manager there, while ex-Brazil and Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is also charge of Guangzhou Evergrande.And Gao reckons there is also room for Hodgson in the league.“Yes. He has the kind of profile that will fit a Chinese Super League club,” Gao added.“I know a number of clubs who are wanting international investors to be their shareholders as well, something will happen very soon.“They want to change the DNA of football, they want to get worldwide investment, bring the brand, the coach, the football manager and players systematically, not one by one but group by group.” Roy Hodgson quit the England job after their disastrous Euro 2016 exit 1last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“We love talking to the patients and getting to know them,” said Gibbs, whose mother underwent treatment for breast cancer nearly three years ago at Norris Cancer Center. The hospital’s patients were happy to see the Royal Court members. Juan Perez, who has leukemia, has been undergoing chemotherapy at Norris Cancer Center since April. Perez came for his treatment Tuesday accompanied by his 18-year-old son, David, and said they hadn’t expected to see local royalty. “It feels great,” Juan Perez said, as he pointed to the miniature rose sticker placed on his shirt. The Royal Court toured the hospital, spoke to physicians and visited the Image Enhancement Center, a specialty boutique for cancer patients. Consultants there provide information and advice to patients on appearance, everything from hair alternatives to proper skin care and prosthesis fitting. Princesses Chloe Ghoogassian and Courtney Rubin said visiting with patients is a small gesture but they believe it “lightens up their day,” Ghoogassian said. Darlene Chambers, a 17-year employee at Norris Cancer Center, agreed the yearly visit from the Royal Court is a positive experience for patients and hospital staff. Chambers, 55, is a patient at the hospital now, and said she enjoys talking with the girls and receiving the rose sticker. caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494 www.insidesocal.com/schools 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Rose Court visits cancer patients LOS ANGELES – The Rose Queen and her six princesses visited cancer patients at the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital on Tuesday to spread some holiday cheer. The seven-member Royal Court talked with hospital staff and patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments at the hospital. Queen Dusty Gibbs, who wants to be a physician’s assistant and work with pediatric cancer patients, said visiting area hospitals has been a rewarding experience. last_img read more

first_img That leaves stocks. According to Kleintop, earnings per share for companies listed in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index have risen 46 percent since 2001 and dividends per share are up 39 percent. Yet a stock’s value, measured by comparing its price to potential earnings, has declined. In 2001, stocks were priced about 22.2 times forward earnings, compared to 13.8 times forward earnings today, Kleintop said. In other words, while a given stock may have risen or fallen over the past five years, stock investors could get more for their dollar overall on Wall Street. There’s evidence that investors are already moving back to stocks. Mutual fund companies reported strong inflows through the second half of 2005. And in the first two weeks of 2006, E-Trade Financial Corp. said it has seen a 50 percent increase in walk-in traffic at its New York financial center. On Monday, when the Dow first topped 11,000, E-Trade’s trading traffic saw a two-year high. “I definitely think you’re seeing more investor confidence in the marketplace,” said Michael Curcio, executive vice president for retail at E-Trade. “But it’s also a different kind of investor than we saw during the dot-com bubble.” In the 1990s, investors jumped on anything in the tech sector, regardless of whether the companies even planned to turn a profit in the near future. That exuberance, which was all but destroyed when the tech-focused Nasdaq dropped 78 percent in just 2 years, has been replaced by a new appreciation of well-established, profitable, dividend-paying companies. “It’s not a sector play. There’s no real huge leader like tech was in the `90s,” Kleintop said. “It’s about finding the right company with a compelling story.” 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000-01, the housing market has taken off. The number of home sales climbed steadily since 2001, the last time the Dow was at 11,000. And while the Dow eventually fell to 7,286.27 on Oct. 9, 2002 – the nadir of the bear market – home prices have doubled or even tripled in some areas, such as New York, San Francisco and southern California. Yet recent evidence suggests the housing market is slowing. Existing home sales are expected to fall 4.4 percent in 2006 after years of record sales, while new construction is expected to drop 6.6 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. And the median price of a home, forecast to rise 12.9 percent for 2005, is expected to climb just 5.1 percent this year – a solid increase, but small compared to the ones real estate investors have enjoyed over the past few years. “Baby boomers are turning 60, and they’re working to build up those nest eggs for retirement. For some that are running behind, that means putting at least some of that nest egg into more aggressive investments,” said David Kelly, senior economic adviser at Putnam Investments in Boston. “For a while, that was real estate or high-yield bonds. Not anymore.” Investor confidence in high-yield bonds has been shaken over the last year as the at-risk companies that issue them have struggled – just look at General Motors Corp.’s bonds, which tumbled in value, or those of Refco Inc., the one-time financial services darling that plummeted into bankruptcy after its chief executive allegedly hid $430 million in bad debts off the books. Even government bonds have been volatile, with the yield curve inverting in the last week of 2005. Normally, long-term bonds like the 10- or 30-year yield more than a two-year or shorter-term note, because the government is borrowing the principal longer. But when the curve inverted, the two-year had better returns than the 10-year and increased investors frustrations. NEW YORK – Bruce McMeiken has had a good run investing in real estate near his Orange County, Calif., home. Now, however, he thinks there’s a better place for his money: the stock market. “I don’t think we’re all the way back yet in stocks, but I believe there’s some good bargains out there,” said McMeiken, a one-time dot-com executive. “Real estate’s been good, and I don’t think you’re going to see that bubble completely burst, but I think it’s time to look at stocks again.” Like other investors in the first half of the decade, McMeiken had success investing in real estate. But with sales slowing and home prices flat, there’s a concern that the real estate market is cooling. And with bonds experiencing worrisome trends and increased volatility, and the Dow Jones industrial average topping 11,000 this past week, investors have increasingly focused on stocks. “We’ve already seen individual investors showing some signs of interest in the fourth quarter, and something like Dow 11,000 just increases that interest,” said Jeff Kleintop, chief investment strategist for PNC Financial Services Group in Philadelphia. “This week could be the shot in the arm people need to really get back in again.” last_img

first_imgIt’s a very different USC team from a week ago, with five key juniors off to the NFL draft despite the best lobbying efforts of Trojans coach Pete Carroll. “This is the single biggest mass exodus in history,” agent Leigh Steinberg said. “It was the perfect storm, really.” Tailbacks Reggie Bush and LenDale White, the seventh and eighth all-time rushers in school history, are gone along with offensive tackle Winston Justice, safety Darnell Bing both Poly High graduates and offensive guard Fred Matua, a Banning High product. Bing has not hired an agent but will have a panel screen prospective candidates. Justice said he isn’t worried that NFL teams will shy away from him because of off-field incidents during his USC career. He was suspended for the 2004 season after flashing a pellet gun at another student and arrested in 2003 for soliciting a prostitute in Long Beach. “I feel very, very prepared,” Justice said. “The teams will see my true character. The teams will see that.” He doesn’t know where he will get drafted but the NFL projected him between the 10th and 20th picks in its evaluation. “I’m very confident in my talents,” Justice said. “The draft is crazy. I really don’t know. I thought I had a pretty solid season. Sometimes I struggled.” Trojan tidbits Defensive line coach Jethro Franklin said he hasn’t received any offers from NFL teams for assistant coaching positions. Franklin’s a natural candidate since he spent the previous five seasons in Green Bay, but he aspires to become a head coach and was a finalist for the San Diego State job. Offensive line coach Pat Ruel already turned down a job offer from the Packers. Prep fullback Stanley Havili of Salt Lake City, Utah, committed to USC on Sunday night. Havili (6-feet, 208 pounds) is ranked the third-best fullback in the country by Rivals.com and selected the Trojans over Brigham Young. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But Justice said Monday his departure will not be terribly difficult to overcome for the Trojans, even though he was considered the most-naturally gifted offensive lineman. “You have a bunch of tackles that can replace me easily,” he said. “Charles Brown, Kyle Williams. I don’t think the team will take a hit. No one knows how deep this team is.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Justice said Monday he decided a couple days after the Rose Bowl he would turn pro even though he did not officially notify the NFL until Friday. “Nothing’s really guaranteed in the draft,” he said. “But the opportunity is here now.” He will now select either Steinberg or David Dunn as his agent, after originally deciding to sign with Peter Schaffer. Justice held a press conference Monday at USC that was supposed to include Bing, but Bing skipped it after asking Justice right beforehand to delay the official announcement until Wednesday. Justice said Bing thought he would get more media coverage if the announcement were Wednesday, even though his decision to turn pro would be old news by midweek. last_img read more

first_imgBe prepared for a bit of divilment as stand-up genius Tommy Tiernan sets out on his second World Tour of Donegal this week.Speaking to donegaldaily.com, the award-winning comic legend described it as a “privilege” to travel the county with his new show “Poot”.He said: “It’s a profound county. It has healing in those mountains. I was here on tour two years ago and I thought that people have enough of a break from you so that you can come back and people trust you for a bit of devilment. “They are marvellous people and it is a privilege to make it happen again.”As part of the tour, Tommy makes a return trip to Dunlewey in the heart of the Gaeltacht which holds a special place for him as his daughter has recently started a Gaelscoil .“We’d ask her every day, ‘so what Irish did you learn’ and she was a bit upset because she said she was the only one who wasn’t called ‘anseo’.“And it’s lovely. She’s saying oh tá sé gaofar. And this day she learned how to bless herself and it was ‘in ainm an athair agus an leithris agus an …….” So does he have any plans to learn Irish?“I have Gaeilge briste. I was brought up with Leinster Irish and now I have broken Connemara Irish. But it’s lovely to hear all the little things she says. And we’re here living in Barna and you know that the people and the Irish here it’s the real thing,” he said.His eight date tour around the county includes Ballybofey, Bundoran, Buncrana, Donegal Town, Dunlewey, Glenties and Letterkenny.Born in Carndonagh, his family left when he was three and relocated to Africa before returning to Ireland .He told how he grew up watching sit-coms on BBC and UTV including The Two Ronnies, Mind your Language and Dad’s Army. “But I wasn’t allowed to watch Not The Nine O’Clock News. I suppose the grá for stand-up came after watching Billy Connolly. But stand-up in general,well, there’s an awful lot of dross and it’s painful,” he said.The sometimes controversial comedian admitted that he had spent a while “saying and thinking the unsayable”.“I don’t think I was controversial. I don’t think that’s part of the experience for people. I think controversy is created by what people read about me in the newspapers. What you read in 2008/9, the shows are a bit hard-edged. I’m in softer mood with a bit of divilment and wildness.”His ‘Crooked Man’ DVD was recently awarded the best comedy dvd of the year and is flying off the shelves. Tommy’s eight-day tour of Donegal kicks off  this Wednesday, November 30 at the Balor Theatre in Ballybofey. HERE’S A FULL LINE-UP OF HIS DONEGAL TOUR:Nov 30 – Balor Theatre, BallybofeyDec 1 – The Plaza, BuncranaDec 2 – Mount Errigal Hotel, LetterkennyDec 3 – Dunlewey Theatre, DunleweyDec 4 – Abbey Hotel, DonegalDec 7 – An Grianan Theatre, LetterkennyDec 8 – Highlands Hotel, GlentiesDec 9 – Great Northern Hotel, BundoranDIVILMENT AND A CÚPLA FOCAL LE TOMMY TIERNAN IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 28th, 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:interview with donegaldaily.comtommy tiernanlast_img read more

first_imgJimmy, Colm and RoryWE’VE got McFadden Man….And this weekend singer, songwriter, publican, entertainer and of course, the GAA’s greatest all-time song machine man of all time Rory Gallagher had a pint or two with the St Michael’s scorer.Colm McFadden popped into Rory’s bar in Lanzarote (26C outside apparently) to share a cold one and a chat. Even Jimmy was there (Senegal Jimmy – not Jimmy McGuinness).Roll on 2014….need to get Jimmy Winning Matches again. COLM McFADDEN MAN CALLS INTO SEE RORY ON HIS ISLAND! was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 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:Colm McFaddenkilcarRory Gallagherlast_img read more

first_imgQuiz-goers in Letterkenny have raised more than €1,500 for Philippine Typhoon Disaster.Organiser Catherine Kelly said she was overwhelmed by the support from the community and thanked sponsors for their help in making the event at Arena 7 a success on Thursday night.She said: “It was organised at the last minute but it was great to see so many people come out. We have members of the Filipino community working in our hospitals and other areas in Donegal and it’s important to show our support for them.” A total of €1,520 was raised on the night.Mary Grace Alegarme of the Filipino Irish Society of County Donegal is pictured with Catherine above at the event.Thanking everyone, she said: “On behalf of the Filipino community in Donegal, we would like to thank you with all our hearts for all the donations and collections for the people affected by the disaster.”Added Catherine: “The money is being transferred directly to Philippines this week so it can be used right away.”  TYPHOON DISASTER QUIZ RAISES MORE THAN €1,500 was last modified: November 17th, 2013 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:Arena 7Philippines Disaster FundquizQuizxlast_img read more

first_imgThe nerves are tingling between the two consortiums bidding for the North Donegal radio license.The license is, of course, held by Highland Radio which has the biggest local listenership across Ireland.But they are now under pressure by DLFM, a consortium fronted by former Highland boss Charlie Collins. It is now expected that an announcement on the license will be made on Monday.Both sides presented their pitch at the Radisson Hotel earlier this year.But there is no indication from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland as to how the license will go.  DECISION ON DONEGAL RADIO LICENSE EXPECTED ON MONDAY was last modified: June 21st, 2014 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:Charlie CollinsDLFMdonegalHighland Radioradio licenselast_img read more

first_imgGerman violist Nils MönkemeyerNational Youth Orchestra of Ireland Summer Proms 2014Young Falcarragh musician Conor Murray will take centre stage with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland at An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Friday evening.Conducted by internationally renowned Chinese conductor En Shao, the orchestra presents an ambitious programme as part of its Summer Proms tour including Rachmaninov’s second symphony and Rimsky-Korsakov’s overture to The Tsar’s Bride. Conor, pictured here on the left, will be on stage with the National Youth Orchestra of IrelandMultiple prizewinning German violist Nils Mönkemeyer joins the orchestra as soloist for Walton’s viola concerto.This is an opportunity to see Ireland’s finest talent come together in an all-island ensemble.Tickets: Friday, July 4th, An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny.7.30pm  NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA SUMMER PROMS COME TO AN GRIANAN was last modified: July 3rd, 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:2014An Grianan TheatreletterkennyNational Youth Orchestra of IrelandSummer Promslast_img read more

first_imgLoris Karius is set to miss the start of the Premier League season as he faces two months on the sidelines with injury.It is understood the German goalkeeper broke his hand in the pre-season friendly loss to Chelsea, and has flown back to England from the USA to undergo surgery.Karius had started every one of Liverpool’s friendlies this summer, and he was in line to be Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper when the competitive season started.However, he is reportedly set to be out of action until the middle of October, missing games against Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, Chelsea and Manchester United.Simon Mignolet and Karius’ fellow summer signing Alex Manninger will now go head to head to stake a claim for the starting position in the weeks running up to the start of the Premier League. Loris Karius 1last_img read more

first_imgMaking neighborhoods more livable and improving traffic were among top priorities cited by neighborhood councils as their leaders gathered Saturday to refine their message to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and city leaders on where they want to see the city’s money spent. In a half-day session at City Hall, about 150 representatives from neighborhood councils voiced their goals for Los Angeles and its $5.4 billion budget. “It used to be, a mayor would prepare a budget, the City Council would approve it and that would be it. Today, it’s different,” Councilman Dennis Zine told the group. “You are part of the process and the budget will reflect your priorities.” Over the past several months, the city has surveyed neighborhood council leaders on what they think are their communities’ preferred budget priorities. While some members said Saturday they were upset with how the survey was conducted – including areas outside the city’s responsibility – most said they agreed with the priorities that resulted. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Using a weighted factor, the surveys found most respondents were concerned with livable neighborhood issues such as sidewalk repair, parks, libraries and after-school programs for children. That was followed by traffic issues, economic development and homeland security. Zine and budget aides to the mayor cautioned that even with the priorities listed by the group, it did not necessarily translate into where the most money will go. For example, the city’s largest department – the Los Angeles Police Department – receives more than $1.1 billion of the city budget and will continue to receive the highest priority to meet Villaraigosa’s goal of hiring 1,000 more police officers in his four-year term. “But we aren’t seeing the people come in to be police officers,” Zine said. “The mayor and the council put the money in the budget to hire 700 officers this year. They aren’t coming in the front door to be hired. So we have to match our priorities with reality.” Assistant Finance Director Ben Ceja said the city also is facing some grim financial realities – including a structural deficit that has been estimated to result in a $245 million shortfall heading into budget deliberations. “The easy fixes are gone,” Ceja said. “The city has used up a lot of the one-time money that was used in the past. We need to look at real ways to have our revenues meet our expenditures.” Among the problems facing the city, Ceja said, is an expected $200 million increase in labor costs this coming year because of pensions and higher salary expenses. The city also is expected to face growing construction costs amid rising prices for materials, including lumber, steel and concrete. Villaraigosa has brought in efficiency experts to examine how the city can streamline its bureaucracy, Ceja said, but that will result in limited savings, given the demands for city services. One area that neighborhood councils will be asked to consider is a possible increase in fees for trash collection and sidewalk repair. Ceja said the city now pays 67 percent of the cost of trash collection; more than 40 percent of the neighborhood councils surveyed said they would support a $7 monthly trash fee to make up some of the $315 million annual cost. “The mayor is not saying there will be any increases of this sort, but it is something the neighborhood councils should consider as they look at the budget priorities,” Ceja said. The neighborhood councils now will be asked to select 14 representatives – two from each of the city’s seven planning areas – who will meet with Villaraigosa in February to discuss their recommendations. The mayor also will be meeting with department heads to get their budget requests before submitting a budget plan to the City Council in April. Neighborhood councils’ inclusion in the city’s budget process was started by former Mayor James Hahn. Villaraigosa has expanded involvement to include a ranking of city services. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390rick.orlov@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If you pop open a can of soda and drink only half, what do you do with the rest? Are you so cheap that you save it – or so wasteful that you throw it out? I’ve been thinking about cans of soda since I saw a headline in a supermarket tabloid a few weeks ago. The headline, about a television personality who is a millionaire many times over, said he is “so cheap” he saves half-cans of soda. The tabloid and the story don’t deserve my attention, and I will spare you any names. My point, reinforced by the headline, is that our culture conspires to make it difficult for us to save but easy to waste. Start with the English language. We have plenty of words with negative connotations for folks tight with their money – niggardly, stingy, skinflint, miserly, tightwad, cheap and cheapskate readily come to mind. Positive words for smart savers are much more scarce. Even “frugal,” according to my Webster’s unabridged dictionary, can denote “excessive” savings. And can you think of a word – I can’t – to describe a person who is smart in all aspects of managing money? Being financially clueless also can be perceived as cute. Case in point: Producers of a planned new “reality” television series, “Broke Folk,” announced last month a nationwide search “for unusual, extreme and entertaining stories about real money messes from funny, outgoing and interesting people in over their heads.” You don’t have to wait for “Broke Folk” to air to get some laughs, or at least giggles. Just tune in to the financial call-in shows, where viewers ask the “gurus” and talking heads on TV for advice. Frequently, these callers are asked how much money they owe on their credit cards, how much they contribute to an IRA or 401(k) plan and what kind of investment return they are getting. A common answer, accompanied by giggles, is “I really don’t know.” This is not a putdown of people who find financial matters confusing or intimidating admittedly, they can be. It is, however, a loud warning to stop treating these matters so casually and to start taking financial responsibility. At a minimum, that includes getting a handle on cash flow (how much money comes in and goes out every month), net worth (the value of everything we own minus what we owe) and how our investments are doing. But again, our culture works against us. We don’t want to be perceived as “obsessing” about money, so we fiercely resist what’s arguably the most useful financial exercise we can ever do, which is to account for all our income and expenses as they occur. (We demand that corporations and the government do this but can’t be bothered with our own money.) And we get so caught up with the “daily living” including, for many, accumulating stuff and keeping up with the perceived expectations of others that we neglect to build a basic financial foundation that would make our lives both easier and simpler. “The general public absolutely treats (financial matters) too lightly,” said Benjamin Tobias, a certified financial planner and president of the Financial Planning Association of Broward County, Fla. His observation (I agree): Society puts too much emphasis on appearances, and appearances work against people saving. “People talk about what kind of car they are getting, and other ‘status’ things,” Tobias said. “But it’s a ‘no-no’ to talk (in social settings) about how much you’ve saved for retirement.” Maybe people should start speaking up more about their savings, Tobias said, creating “peer pressure” for others to save. I’ll speak up: I have more than enough money saved to live comfortably the rest of my life. And the few times I’ve had half a can of soda left I’ve always saved it. Humberto Cruz offers personal finance advice. Write him at AskHumberto@aol.com.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Chronic sleeping problems afflict as many as 70 million Americans, costing the nation billions in medical expenses, accidents and lost productivity, a new study reports. “Balm of hurt minds” to Shakespeare, sleep seems to be necessary for the nervous system to work properly, and a lack of sleep can hamper the immune system, cause memory impairment and reduce ability to concentrate. As many as 30 million Americans, more than one in 10, suffer specifically from chronic insomnia, according to the study released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences. And other disorders ranging from sleep apnea – breathing interruptions during sleep – to sleepwalking and restless leg syndrome affect millions more, the study found. Yet medical students get little training in sleep problems and research on the subject is limited, prompting the institute to call for more research and training programs. “Although sleep research and care for individuals with sleep disorders have expanded over the past several years, we currently don’t have the capacity to adequately diagnose and treat all who suffer from these problems,” said Harvey Colten, chairman of the committee that wrote the report and former vice president and senior associate dean for academic affairs, Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Michael Thorpy, director of the Sleep Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, agreed on the need for research and education. There are some 80 different sleep disorders, he noted, and lots of areas where there is very little research, including important ones like sleepwalking. Today physicians are far more interested in sleep problems than they were years ago, but there is still a lack of training, and “most medical students are lucky if they get two or three lectures at most on sleep problems,” said Thorpy, who was not part of the Institute research team. The IOM report said that loss of sleep has increased in recent decades due to longer workdays and computer use and television watching taking up more of people’s time. Lack of sleep increases the risk of a variety of health problems, the report said, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. It also raises the chances of injury or death due to accidents at work, home or in automobiles. Studies in the 1990s estimated the cost of medical care for sleep disorders at $15.9 billion, the report said. In addition, it said, fatigue is estimated to cost businesses roughly $150 billion a year in lost productivity and mishaps, and damage from motor vehicle accidents involving tired drivers amounts to at least $48 billion a year. Just last week the National Sleep Foundation issued a report showing that only 20 percent of the nation’s adolescents get the recommended nine hours of sleep every night. As a result about one in four in this age group had dozed off in class and many drove while drowsy and were late for school.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – If a worldwide flu epidemic strikes, don’t reuse a face mask – and don’t assume, either, that it will offer a lot of protection, the Institute of Medicine said Thursday. That’s the bottom line from an anxiously awaited probe requested by the government as it stockpiles supplies in case a flu pandemic begins. If it does, millions undoubtedly will turn to masks, raising a dilemma for the prestigious scientific organization: There’s little evidence about whether masks truly block the influenza virus – and if they do, just how much protection they offer. Without that information, wearing masks might spur a false sense of security, perhaps encouraging people to go into crowds or near infected patients when instead they should have stayed away. 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“We don’t want to say, `Don’t use it,’ but don’t expect to be fully protected if you do use it. That’s a tough public health message to get out,” said Dr. Donald Burke, a professor of international health at Johns Hopkins University. Hence, “respiratory protection is the last resort to control infectious spread,” the report notes.last_img

first_imgUnder Vargas, HLPUSD started a regular televised program about the district, a visual and performing arts foundation, and a technology program in partnership with Dell Inc. But his tenure was also marked by controversy. Students at Workman High School held protests last school year over the policies and leadership of former principal Sergio Garcia, and said Vargas’ administration was unresponsive to their concerns. The district also faces a budget crisis, and over the next three school years must cut spending by $10 million, or about 8 percent of its operating budget. “My biggest concern is the financial crisis the district finds itself in,” said John Crowther, Hacienda La Puente Teachers Association president. “I don’t think it’s totally related to declining enrollment. The district needs to get its spending under control. “I wish him luck,” Crowther said. “The teachers are looking forward to working with whoever replaces him.” School board member Joseph Chang said he hopes to find a new superintendent who will stay for a long period of time. “We cannot rush into it. It’s very difficult to find a good superintendent who can stay for a while,” he said, adding a search could last three to six months. If they cannot find someone quickly, they may hire an interim superintendent, he said. Staff Writer Esther Chou contributed to this story. shirley.hsu@sgvn.com (626) 9621-8811, Ext. 2306160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBoard member Norman Hsu said Vargas informed him and the other board members Thursday of his resignation. “We were all shocked,” he said. “This is a difficult time, with the budget cuts,” Hsu said. “It’s not good timing, but everyone has their own future” to think about, he said. The most important thing is to cut the budget without hurting students or educational programs, he said. Hsu said Vargas’ biggest accomplishment was improving academic performance, pointing to the district’s increased API scores and five newly named California Distinguished Schools. Before working at HLPUSD, which serves about 60,000 students, Vargas was superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools in New Mexico and superintendent of Ysleta Independent School District in Texas. He has a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington. His salary reported in January was $187,000. He was recently a finalist for a superintendent’s job in Las Vegas. Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas has announced he will leave Hacienda La Puente Unified School District at the end of the school year. Vargas has accepted a job as superintendent-in-residence for a “nonprofit foundation, dedicated to social justice and educational reform,” according to a letter he sent to district employees. Vargas would not give the name of the organization he will work for, but said it serves school districts nationwide. He would not comment on his departure other than to release a one-sentence prepared statement saying it had been an honor to serve as the district’s superintendent. last_img read more

first_imgTHE family of the late Anne Friel are holding a fundraising night for the Donegal Hospice this Friday.Anne, from Ballyarr, passed away in September after a short illness.Her family now wants to raise money for the hospice in Letterkenny as a fitting memorial to her. It takes place this Friday at Carr’s of the Diamond.The event starts at 9pm and features a Mr & Mrs competition, a Karaoke competition, a draw for a hamper and an auction.There is no cover charge. All funds raised from the competitions and draw will go to the Donegal Hospice.  HOSPICE FUNDRAISING NIGHT IN MEMORY OF THE LATE ANNE FRIEL was last modified: November 4th, 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:Anne FrielCarrs of the Diamonddonegal hospicememorial fundraiserlast_img read more

first_imgDaniel on stage entertaining fans in Dungloe. Pics by Northwest Newspix.Daniel O’Donnell fulfilled a promise he made to fans a year ago and played his one and only concert for 18 months yesterday.The country star with the midas returned to the scene of the town he was due to play this weekend a year ago.But just hours before he was due to the take the stage in Dungloe in 2014, his beloved mum Julia passed away at the local community hospital aged 94.A fan gets into the swing of things.Despite his heartache and grief, Daniel, 53, vowed to return to play a fundraiser for the hospital which cared so lovingly for his mum.And despite taking a long-deserved break from touring, Daniel kept his promise to the delight of fans from across the globe yesterday.Despite the driving wind and rain, the town enjoyed a carnival atmosphere as thousands of fans came from as far away as Australia.Daniel paid tribute to the oldest concert-goer, a woman aged 98, who had managed to get to the venue.After he left the stage around 6pm, the Kincasslagh crooner remembered the woman whom he had dedicated the occasion to.“It’s a year since we were supposed to do this concert for the hospital but my mother passed away on the day it was to go ahead and we’re only getting around to doing it now.Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of these fans.“The hospital and the people who work there are fantastic; they can’t do enough for the people who are there and this is my way of saying ‘thanks’ for everything they did for my mother, but it’s also about trying to get them some money so they can continue their incredible work.“It was an awful day but there’s nothing you can do about that; the show had to go on this time and I think everyone enjoyed themselves and that’s the main thing,” he said.Daniel had posed for pictures and mingled with fans as he belted out hit after hit.There were just 1,500 seats available for yesterday’s concert in a car park at the back of the local Cope DIY store.Those who wanted a seat paid an extra €5 on top of their tickets charge.But nobody complained as all of the monies went directly to the local hospital.Nobody was turned away other as those without tickets were given the option of making a donation. Fans had to get well wrapped-up in the horrific weather conditions. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Many more of Daniel’s dedicated fans brought their own fold-up chairs for the two-hour concert.Among those who was queuing from 10am yesterday was Bridie McDermott, a second generation Irishwoman who was holidaying in Ireland from her home in New York when she heard of the concert.“I knew I just had to see Daniel perform in what is his local town. I knew I might not get the chance again.“I’m probably not as big a fan as many of those who go to see him at every chance, but I think he is an amazing performer and such a wonderful person.“I have heard so many stories of his generosity and he never looks for any publicity from them. He’s an amazing human being,” she said.Many of those at the concert were ‘GAA widows’ whose husbands had packed them off to the concert so they could attend Donegal’s big GAA game at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.Among them was Letterkenny woman Mary Temple whose daughter Fiona had accompanied her mum to the concert while husband Seamus went to the big game.But not to be outdone, Daniel even arranged for a huge screen to show the game for those who attended the concert.The star has promised to reveal just how much yesterday’s concert has managed to raise for the local hospital as soon as organisers know.Despite giving a two performance, Daniel stayed at the concert and posed for pictures with fans and chatted until after the fundraiser ended at 9pm. DANIEL FULFILS HIS PROMISE TO FANS IN HONOUR OF HIS LATE MOTHER was last modified: May 18th, 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:concertdaniel o’donnellJulialast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL TD and Minister for Gaeilge Joe McHugh has launched a new online archive of gaelic texts spanning three centuries and including reports of the Flight of the Earls from Donegal in 1607.Staff of the Royal Irish Academy based in Teelin in Co Donegal were part of a team which put together 19 million words from various texts from across Europe into the incredible online resource.The texts – mostly in old Irish – have been edited for the modern day user and include accounts of that famous flight from Rathmullan, from the Great Famine right through to the Easter Rising and Partition. Launching the Corpas na Gaeilge 1600-1926, a historical corpus of the Irish language from that period, Minister McHugh paid tribute to Tyrone native Dr Charles Dillon and his team in Donegal for their work over many years.Minister McHugh with Dr Charles Dillon, a native of Benburb, Co TyroneIn Carrick Caroline Ní Chasaide, Pádraig Mac Con Uladh, Niall O Ceallaigh and Eithne Ní Ghallchobair have worked painstakingly to reproduce these texts into a format on the Royal Irish Academy website at www.ria.ie – all now searchable using key words.“The Royal Academy of Ireland in Dublin has been working on the project for some years and their staff members based in An Charraig in Co. Donegal digitise the material,” said Minister McHugh whose department funds the project.Minister McHugh with Caroline Ní Chasaide and Pádraig Mac Con Uladh pictured at the launch at the RIA HQ in DublinMinister McHugh added: “The Corpas covers a huge breadth of material and Irish history, from the Flight of the Earls in 1607 to the writings of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire and Pádraig Mac Piarais in An Claidheamh Soluis, during the golden age of the language revival. “Every aspect of this project is challenging and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all staff working on it. They are doing fantastic work in various areas including Irish history, archaeology, the Irish language, culture and science.“I am very proud that the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is part of this valuable project. I’m pleased that my Department was in a position to provide assistance of over €1.62m for the work being done by the Academy on this dictionary over the years.“As promised in the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language, the development and support will continue, in order to ensure that Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge is completed and that the modern needs of the language are met.”McHugh launches new archive revealing incredible Flight of the Earls texts was last modified: October 25th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:archivecorpasflight of the earlsGaelichistoryMinister McHughrialast_img read more

first_imgYoung people and key stakeholders gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on the 8th of May to discuss the mental health services in the CHO 1 area.The event was held with an aim to engage with young people, HSE staff, community and voluntary groups working with young people and to discuss services in the CHO 1 area and to inform the CHO 1 Mental Health Services Reform funding application to Genio.Rural access and early intervention were among the issues identified as key priorities locally. Grace Diver, 20, who is from Moville, Co. Donegal is a youth advocate from the Rural Resource Centre.Grace spoke at a conference last year in the Radisson Blu Hotel about her own mental health issues and the services and has since partnered with the HSE to make a change in the services for young people.Grace Diver, MovilleGrace shared her views on what needs to be done to improve the services and wellbeing of young people in Donegal, “I’m from east Inishowen myself so the services are quite far away for young people and they aren’t easily accessed and there’s the lack of transport. So what I would like to see is the services coming out into the small communities and into the small areas to give better access and better support for young people. I think it would make a massive difference.”HSE Youth Mental Health seminar Radisson Letterkenny. L to R, Picture 3: L-R Lorraine Kirwan, Margaret Ann O Leary, Sinead Fallon. Photo Clive WassonThe event had a lot of people giving their ideas and thoughts on what can be done in the plans ahead for the future of the youth that are struggling with their mental health and who need more accessible care. When asked about her thoughts on the event, Grace said, “This is the second conference now I’ve been with other young people and other opinions and things like that. We have definitely come a long way with the HSE and we can start to see things moving and things start changing so it’s just about getting there and achieving that.”HSE Youth Mental Health seminar Radisson Letterkenny. L to R, Naomi Finn, Patricia O Dowd, Damien McSharry, Una Mc Ginley, Marguerite Cryan, Trish Kane Photo Clive WassonOne main strategy that is trying to be fully implemented is early intervention so that young people can get the help they need at an earlier age rather than later on in life when the issue has grown. Grace also shared her thoughts on this strategy to combat mental health: “Early intervention is the key to stopping people before it gets too far and then they need more help whereas if we had early intervention maybe all people need is one to one support and just learning how to look after themselves and self-help and self-care. Then there is the need, if it needs to go further, for young people if they are suffering more than intended but one to one support and just having someone there would be a big step.”B Row: L to R, Sharon Ferguson (Peer Support Facilitator), Teresa Dykes (General Manager, CHO1 Mental Health Services), Ita Madden (Mental Health Service Coordinator for Travellers CHO1), Patrick Nwaokorie (Area Lead Mental Health Engagement CHO 1), Sinead Fallon (Peer Support Facilitator), Sean Mc Grory (Youth/Young Adult Mental Health Development Manager) Trish Kane (Housing Coordination – Mental Health CHO1). Front Row: L to R, Leo Kinsella (Head of Service, Mental Health CHO 1), Rosaline Keenan (Service Reform Fund Lead, CHO 1), Nora McCabe (Management Accountant, Mental Health CHO 1. Photo Clive WassonRosaleen Keenan who is the Senior Manager Performance and Service Innovation, CHO 1 Mental Health Services commented, “Today’s event, based on meaningful engagement, will enable a collective approach to the development of youth mental health services with young people and key stakeholders.” ‘Rural mental health services would make a massive difference’ – Donegal youth worker was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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:CHO 1 Mental Health Services Reformgrace diverHSEmovillelast_img read more

first_imgA man who was caught by Gardai hiding in a wardrobe after robbing two houses has been stabbed before he was due to appear in court yesterday.Matthew Lafferty, 19, stole a laptop computer, television, a DVD players and jewelry when he burgled two houses at Wolfe Tone PLace and Ard Lohan, Letterkenny on February 3rd last.Lafferty, of 35 Fairgreen, Letterkenny, appeared in court last week facing burglary charges. The court heard how a woman had interrupted Lafferty and another man when they were upstairs in her house at Ard Lohan.She ran to call the Gardai and Lafferty was found in a wardrobe in a friend’s house also at Ard Lohan.Lafferty was put on bail and ordered to keep a night-time curfew by Judge Paul Kelly to appear at Letterkenny District Court today.However solicitor Patsy Gallagher told the court that Lafferty could not appear as he had been seriously injured after being stabbed.Inspector David Kelly said three suspects had been identified for the attacked and the investigation was ongoing.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been hospitalised after the attack but had been released.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Lafferty to appear in court again on Thursday, February 16th.BURGLAR COULD NOT APPEAR IN COURT AFTER HE WAS STABBED was last modified: February 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) Tags:burglaryMatthew LaffertySTABBEDlast_img read more

first_imgA Donegal parish priest facing trial on drink-driving charges is entitled to declarations that a failure to provide him with certain official documents in Irish breached the State’s constitutional obligations, the High Court has ruled.Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon said her decision does not prevent the trial of Donnchadh Ó Cuinn proceeding next month at the District Court and also does not affect the work of the District Court “in aon chor” (in any way).Fr Ó Cuinn, parish priest of Falcarragh, is charged with driving in excess of the legal limit for alcohol on March 29th, 2014, at Main Street, Letterkenny. He denies the charge. In judicial review proceedings, he argued, as a native Irish speaker, he is entitled to conduct official business through Irish, his native language, the national language and the first official language of the State.He claimed the State defendants breached those rights in failing to make available in Irish some official documents, including the relevant District Court rules and Statutory Instrument.The documents at issue were not available in Irish, only in English, at the time of the alleged offence in March 2014, the Irish Times reports.Fr Ó Cuinn secured leave in November 2014 to bring the judicial review and a stay on any further step in his prosecution was granted pending the outcome of that.In her judgment, Ms Justice O’Hanlon said Fr Ó Cuinn was entitled to certain declarations. She also noted his counsel Séamus Ó Tuathail had said, because of how the case proceeded, he was not seeking certain additional reliefs, which had included an order staying any further step in the prosecution until the relevant documents were available in Irish.The judge said the two declarations granted did not prevent his trial proceeding in the District Court in Letterkenny next January and also do not affect the work of the District Court in any way.She granted a declaration the Minister for Justice, Ireland and the DPP breached their constitutional obligations in not providing an official translation in the national language, the first official language, of the District Court rules as soon as possible following their publication in English.She granted a second declaration the statement on which the charge against the applicant depends is not a statement in the form as determined on foot of Statutory Instrument No. 541/2011, or Section 13 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, insofar as it does not answer to the schedule of that instrument especially in its being in English only.HIGH COURT FINDS IN FAVOUR OF DONEGAL PRIEST IN DRINK-DRIVING CASE was last modified: December 12th, 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:donegaldrink-driving chargesFalcarraghHIGH COURTPriestlast_img read more

first_imgJulian Cuddihy arrives at a previous court sitting. Pic by Northwest News Pix.An inquest into the deaths of an elderly Inishowen couple cannot go ahead until a High Court case is heard in Dublin.Carndonagh Coroner’s Court has heard that the inquests of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy cannot proceed until a trial takes place. The couple, both aged in their seventies, died after being violently attacked in their Churchtown, Carn home on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.Two days later, their son Julian Cuddihy (44) was charged with the murder at a special sitting of Ballyshannon District Court.Garda Superintendent Eugene McGovern said the inquest, when it happens, will “definitely take more than a day.”Coroner, retired doctor John Madden, said he would “like to get it completed in July if possible”.However Supt McGovern said he “cannot see that happening.”“I would say it definitely will not be ready by July.”Dr. Madden asked if the Cuddihy inquest could go ahead in July if Julian were to plead guilty in June.However Supt McGovern still didn’t think so.“Even if there is a guilty plea or a plea of insanity, that will require a lot of evidence and medical reports. It’s highly unlikely to be ready.”Dr. Madden and Supt McGovern agreed to set a ‘provisional’ inquest date of July 22.“We’ll be in a position by then to know the attitude of the defence. We will know what will have happened on June 7,” Supt McGovern told the Carn sitting of the Coroner’s Court.Members of the Cuddihy family did not attend Friday’s short Coroner’s Court hearing but solicitor Ray Lannon maintained a watching brief on their behalf.At the joint-funeral of Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddihy in October 2014, the couple’s daughter Maureen made a public appeal urging local families to seek immediate help for anyone they suspected to be suffering from mental health problems.INQUEST OF ELDERLY COUPLE CANNOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL MURDER TRIAL was last modified: April 5th, 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:CarndonaghdonegalInishowenJulian Cuddihymurdersonlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsOne ad by the National Republican Campaign Committee says Democrat Francine Busby helped preside over a skyrocketing deficit while serving on a school board and voted to lay off teachers. She “even praised a teacher reported to have child porn, saying he was always willing to lend a hand,” one ad said, a charge she disputed as despicable as well as untrue. Ordinarily, an election in reliably Republican San Diego wouldn’t draw much national attention. In this case, Democrats sense an opportunity to score at least a psychological victory if Busby can come close to Bilbray when the votes are cast on June 6. If Busby outpolls Bilbray and wins the seat, it would lend enormous credence to the Democrats’ claim that they are on the road to capturing control of the House. Either way, Democratic fundraising would get a boost headed into the fall. Democrats must gain 15 seats to gain a majority. WASHINGTON – There’s no room for the politically squeamish in the special election for what normally would be a safely Republican congressional seat around San Diego to replace convicted former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham. The two political parties, feeding voters a steady diet of attack ads, are on track to spend a staggering $4 million or more combined in what amounts to a costly, caustic preview of the fall battle for control of the House. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee depicts Republican Brian Bilbray as a veteran of Washington’s revolving door, a former congressman who has also lobbied for the maker of a drug suspected in dozens of deaths and an energy firm that was sued for price gouging. “So while he may not shake things up in Congress he knows how to shake them down,” one commercial says. For their part, Republicans are outspending Democrats significantly House Speaker Dennis Hastert held a fund-raiser for Bilbray. Equally important, Hastert sat down with conservative Republican Eric Roach, one of several party officials who urged him not to run as an independent in the June election. Roach recently announced he would step aside.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgSmith was one of 19 students in her class to participate in an optional writing assignment for the contest, said her teacher, Jana Saffro. The class had just studied the Chumash, and Smith “incorporated it into the story and ran with it.” “She’s an amazing writer,” Saffro said. “She expresses herself beautifully in her writing. She always has. … That’s her imagination.” angie.valencia@dailynews.com (805) 583-7604160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Smith’s entry, one of 700 stories that suggested a name and history for the crouched dragon, was chosen by a panel of judges that included Mayor Paul Miller. “Amanda’s story was unique and stood out from all the others,” he said. “She did a great job in telling the story and relating it to local history. Nobody else did that that way.” Amanda, a 9-year-old student at Garden Grove Elementary School, used elements of Simi Valley’s Chumash Indian past to create the fanciful story. “Kuyam – The Legend of the Great Stone Dragon” was once a dragon spirit that “soared high in the heavens over Shimiyi,” the girl wrote. He turns himself into a hunting dog to help the people of the tribe in return for acceptance and belonging. His stay is interrupted when the “great Clouded Leopard Spirit” insists he change back to his original form. He resists, but then a child falls off a cliff, and the only way to save him is by turning back into the flying dragon. Realizing there is no way to change back into a hunting dog or remain a dragon among the Chumash, the creature transforms itself into a stone dragon, which the Chumash name Kuyam, which means to rest and wait. SIMI VALLEY – A four-legged dragon sculpture displayed at the Simi Valley Town Center with an arched tail, smiling face and set of wings was once a spirit who lived among the Chumash Indians of Shimiyi. The fictional tale of Kuyam, as written by third-grader Amanda Smith, depicts his journey from dragon spirit to hunting dog to stone dragon. “He didn’t want to be left out,” Smith said. “He wanted to be part of a family … something special.” The winning story of the 10-ton, 50-foot-tall mosaic European dragon sculpture was announced last week during a ceremony that also awarded more than $13,000 to local elementary schools that took part in the mall’s Shopping for Students program. last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“These results show great improvement since students began taking the exam in their sophomore year,” said state Superintendent of Public Schools Jack O’Connell. “We must focus now on doing everything possible for those students whose graduation must be postponed because they have not yet mastered the skills in English and math that they will need to succeed past high school.” About 2.1 percent of 4,125 seniors in school districts in Whittier, Norwalk, La Mirada, Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs failed the exit exam. About 1.5 percent of El Rancho High School’s Class of 2006 failed the exam, or 10 out of 634 seniors, Principal Julie Ellis said. At the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, 48 out of 1,223 seniors – about 4 percent – couldn’t pass the exam, district officials said. And at the Whittier Union High School District, which had the lowest exit exam fail rate (0.7 percent) among area districts, 17 out of 2,278 seniors were unable to pass the crucial test. Of the 17, 16 are English learners, said Nancy Bosserman, the district’s director of accountability and staff development. “We have all of our data now, and the first thing we did was inform those that didn’t pass, because their lives were basically hanging on the brink,” she said. “We’re now using the data \ to place students in summer school,” she added. A recent court battle over the exam had created anxiety and confusion for thousands of students, parents and schools. A group of English-learning students who failed the exam had sued to block its implementation this year. The students argued the test was discriminatory, claiming California students do not have access to equal preparation and instruction. An Alameda County Superior Court judge then issued an injunction May 12 that barred the state from imposing the exam as a graduation requirement on this year’s class of graduating seniors. However, the state Supreme Court stayed that ruling last week and sent the case to an appeals court. That court will not hear arguments until July. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sent a second lawsuit over the exam to the appeals court. On Thursday, the lower court rejected another request to halt the test as a graduation requirement. Some districts are opting to allow students who have met all other graduation requirements to walk across the stage with their peers anyway – but not in the Whittier area. Norwalk-La Mirada district officials approved allowing seniors who have completed all other requirements but the exit exam to receive “certificates of completion.” Those students, however, still have to attend summer school and pass the exit exam in order to get diplomas. O’Connell wrote the exit exam legislation while he was a state senator in 1999 and has been one of its strongest supporters. He said students who haven’t yet passed the test an take summer school or remedial courses, another year of high school or go to community college, where they can take the test again. Wire services contributed to this story. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Eighty-five local high school seniors will suffer the consequences of failing the state’s high school exit exam, according to the test’s final results released Thursday. Because they failed their last chance to pass the controversial exam this year – the first year the test became a graduation requirement – those area seniors will not participate in graduation ceremonies this month, nor will they receive valid California high school diplomas. Statewide, about 10 percent of seniors – or 41,758 students – were unable to pass the reading and math portions of the 10th-grade- level exam in time for this year’s commencement ceremonies, according to the results released Thursday for tests taken in March. last_img read more

first_imgA €280,000 sum given to a Donegal husband and wife by their “dear” and “naive” friend was a loan sought by the wife with no specified repayment date and not an unsolicited “gift”, a High Court judge has ruled.The “real tragedy” stems from the reaction of Jacqueline and John Keenaghan when Fidelma ‘Della’ Kerrigan sought repayment in 2014 of the loan made by her in August 2010, Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy said. The €280,000 was one-third of a €750,000 compensation sum secured by Ms Kerrigan about two weeks earlier over serious personal injuries suffered by her in a road accident in 2002 in which her father died.The judge accepted evidence of Della Kerrigan and her sister Celine that, in the months leading up to the settlement, Jacqueline Keenaghan, whose architect husband’s business was in serious difficulty due to the financial recession and who was very friendly with the sisters, broached the possibility of Della helping her out of the settlement proceeds and assured Della she would pay back “every penny”.Ms Kerrigan had agreed in principle to help out her “dear friend” and Celine was an enthusiastic supporter of her sister’s decision to do.Rather than acknowledge their debt, the Keenaghan’s chose to deny it and, thereby, “at least by implication”, cast doubt on the honesty of Della and her sister Celine, the judge said.“It was Jacqueline Keenaghan’s denial of the true circumstances of this loan that ruptured this friendship,” she said.“The Kerrigans saw this denial for what it was, an enormous breach of trust”.For full story see https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/money-given-to-donegal-couple-by-naive-friend-was-loan-not-gift-court-rules-37714146.htmlMoney given to Donegal couple by ‘naive’ friend was loan not gift was last modified: January 17th, 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) Tags:BallyshannondonegalKerrigansLoanlast_img read more

first_imgCARDONDAGH athlete John Harkin has won the second Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge on Easter Saturday.Linked here is a video of John crossing the line when he set a new record for the tough 10 mile run along one of Inishowen’s most beautiful beaches. VIDEO: JOHN HARKIN WINS BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE CROWN was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BallyliffendonegaldailyJohn Harkinlast_img read more

first_imgAll six teams returned to the court this past week in the Letterkenny Basketball Summerleague, which gave fans some very tight games with plenty of flashy highlights. Game 1: Magic 50 – Lakers 30The first game of the week saw two big teams in action. The game started score for score with Norman Mauricio and Eduardas Diktonas (Lakers) scoring back-to-back lay-ups. Mark Cannon (Magic) continued attacking the basket and converted his free throws at the line. The score was close right up until the half, in which Magic held a slim one-point lead. However, the second half was totally different. Despite great efforts from Padraig Barrett, Lakers struggled to get up and down the court. This led to numerous fast break easy scores for Magic, with one spectacular play in particular that saw Edvinas Dapsys score a flashy one handed alley-oop. Magic ran out comfortable winners 50 – 30. Top Scorers: (Magic) Erik Dragunas 13pts and (Lakers) Padraig Barrett 11pts.Game 2: Clippers 49 – Celtics 55 Celtics got off to a blistering start and led from start to finish in this one. They jumped into a 17-3 lead through good teamwork, leading to easy post scores for Renatas Jocys and Ejder Akkoc. Clippers called a time-out and had an uphill struggle ahead if they were to make this a game. They fought hard through the high-scoring duo of Steve Cannon and Shaun Wogan and continually reduced the deficit, slowly but surely. Pete Rose caught fire in the second half as he knocked down four three-pointers to seal the game for the Celtics by only six points, despite the Clippers late push. Top Scorers: (Clippers) Shaun Wogan 22pts and (Celtics) Pete Rose 18pts.Game 3: Bulls 40 – Thunder 42The last game of the Tuesday night match-ups was by far the closest game and went right down to the wire. Both teams were searching for their first win of the Summerleague and it was clear that both teams had this in the back of their minds as they battled hard all game. Ger Murray (Bulls) got into the action straight away, using his quickness to get to the basket for scores. He was evenly matched by Billy Banda (Thunder) who used his strength and footwork to create a lot of scoring opportunities. There were a few highlight plays from this game, one being Pauric Carr’s monster block off the board for the Bulls. Thunder’s Padhraic Coll was clutch at the end of this game with a huge shot, followed directly by two pressure free throws. Arnold Custodio tied the game with a big three, but Aidan Campbell hit two free throws in the dying seconds to win it by two for Thunder. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Ger Murray 19pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 18pts.Game 4: Clippers 42 – Thunder 38Clippers began this game in superb form and punished the Thunder on the break time and time again, where they ran in lay-up after lay-up to open up a huge 22-3 lead early on. Paul Murray and Shaun Wogan (Clippers) must have felt it was lay-up practice because they used their speed to run the court and were rewarded at the other end. Rory O’ Brien (Clippers) had a lovely block, sending the ball way back. Billy Banda tried hard to keep his Thunder team in it but faced a huge halftime deficit of 36-12. Something changed in the second half – Thunder upped their defensive intensity and completely shut down the young Clippers, holding them to six points in the entire second half. Conor Dorrian played well in the post, while Mike Foy grabbed a few charges to bring his team within two-points in the last seconds. Steve Cannon and Amer Quiambao hit from the free-throw line to hold on for the win. Top Scorers: (Clippers) Shaun Wogan 13pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 20pts.Game 5: Magic 47 – Celtics 45This game went back and forth from start to finish. Erik Dragunas and Zak Balogun started brightly for the Magic on offense. Celtics pushed the ball and attacked Magic right from the off and getting them into foul trouble early. Daniel McArdle set a Summerleague record by fouling out in the opening five minutes of the game for the Magic, leaving them with just five players to play the rest of the game. Ejder Akkoc and Paul McHugh worked well with each other inside for the Celtics. Joseph King (Magic) came up big in the second half, and Mark Cannon finished strong on offense in the dying minutes to ensure his Magic team took a two-point lead with half a minute to go. Celtics missed two shots in the last five seconds that would have won the game for them. Both shots just rimmed out and Magic held on to keep their unbeaten streak alive and secure their spot at the top of the table for another week. Top Scorers: (Magic) Mark Cannon 20pts and (Celtics) Ejder Akkoc 14pts.Game 6: Bulls 42 – Lakers 39 The last game of the week saw the Bulls grab their first Summerleague win but they had to dig deep and were pushed to the buzzer. Arnold Custodio scored a quick seven points for the Bulls early in the game. Lakers answered through the strong post play from Brian Gribben. Each team went on little runs with multiple lead changes, which kept things interesting. Kieran O’ Neill (Lakers) had a great offensive game pouring in 23points out of 39 in total as he attacked the rim and converted his shots, but he needed help from his team-mates if they were to grab a win here. Mindaugas Bartasius and Troy Morris held their nerve at the free-throw line in the end, and Lakers missed a shot on the buzzer that would have tied the game and sent it into a free-throw shootout. Bulls held on in an exciting game and finish to week two. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Arnold Custodio 9pts and (Lakers) Kieran O’ Neill 23pts.These teams will take the court every Tuesday and Thursday in Aura between 8-10pm, so if anybody is interested in coming down to watch the games, then they are very welcome free of charge. There are three games each Tuesday and the same on Thursday so there is plenty of action on display. All our information (stats, fixtures, results and more) can be viewed online athttp://www.edwinfoley.ie/Letterkenny-Summer-League-2012BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE – WEEK 2 was last modified: June 8th, 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

first_imgJim McGuinness has been offered a part-time post with Celtic as performance coach with the club’s Youth Academy, reports in Glasgow suggest.The Donegal senior football team manager will retain his position with the GAA as part of the deal if he formally accepts the offer.It’s understood he has agreed “in principle” to take up the Stg£120,000-a-year post. The 39-year-old All-Ireland winning manager has been offered the job three days per week.This would allow him to commute between his home here in Donegal and Glasgow.It’s understood McGuinness, who was a guest of Celtic on Wednesday night for their historic 2-1 win over Barcelona, likes the deal he has been offered.He now plans to discuss the offer with his family. Jim’s role as Donegal GAA manager is a voluntary one; he earns his living as a sports psychologist and has helped sports clubs including Derry City and Finn Harps in the past.He has also worked with golfers like Paul McGinley.The Glenties man told the BBC last month that he would always consider job offers and would never rule out switching codes.Celtic pour huge resources into their Academy teams and their scouting systems with manager Neil Lennon keen to push youth to the fore at the club.The goalscorers on Wednesday were 18-year-old Tony Watt, who’s Scottish, and 21-year-old Kenyan Victor Wanyama. One Celtic insider is quoted as saying: “We expect an announcement in the coming days. The club would love to have a coach of Jim’s calibre working with the club.”Appointing McGuinness to a role in the club would once again cement relations between Celtic Football Club and County Donegal, a tradition going back to the foundation of the side in 1887.Meanwhile Celtic have drawn St Mirren in the semi-final of the League Cup.‘JIM McGUINNESS OFFERED PERFORMANCE COACH JOB AT GLASGOW CELTIC’ was last modified: November 9th, 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:’JIM McGUINNESS OFFERED PERFORMANCE COACH JOB AT GLASGOW CELTIC’ – REPORTSceltic fcDonegal GAAlast_img read more

first_imgFour Masters 3-09. Ardara 1-05IT was probably the last evening they wanted to play a match – on the same night as many of them were going to their Debs.In the Division 1 Minor Championship Semi-Final which took place in Dunkineely this evening Four Masters boys recorded a huge victory over Ardara to claim their place in the Final….and they are celebrating into the night at their Debs. Four Masters began the game in a flurry of activity quickly taking the lead with two successive points. This was then followed by three quick goals from Patrick Reid, Emmet Doogan and Padraig Carr. The breeze was with the Masters and their confidence and self-assurance was sky high as they continued to dominate, with a consistently impressive team effort. As the half-time whistle was blown the score line said it all, Four Masters 3-08, Ardara 0-02.As the second half commenced the sky opened with torrential rain and the wind began to howl, Ardara went into the battle full-throttle as the Masters put in a mighty back to the wall performance to contain the renewed Ardara offensive.As the final whistle blew the score was 3-09 for Four Masters and 1-05 for Ardara.Tony Cornyn, joint Manager of the Four Masters Minor Team, with Michael Breslin, commented, “we are all absolutely delighted. This is a huge victory for the team and highlights the massive effort that all the lads have put in on the training field and in each and every game they have played. This is a great team and their efforts and dedication are paying off”. Some of the team were celebrating their Deb’s on the same evening and having had such a fantastic victory their celebrations were surely that much better. It was certainly a great night for these young men, one they will never forget.Four Masters will now face either Aodh Rua or Dungloe in the Final who will meet on Monday 29th July. FOUR MASTERS MINORS CELEBRATE SEMI-FINAL WIN – AND THEN GO OFF TO THEIR DEBS! was last modified: July 24th, 2013 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:Ardarafour mastersMinorswinlast_img read more

first_imgURRIS GAA NEWS:INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP:It was Intermediate Championship football for our Senior & Reserve men last weekend with Fanad the visitors to Straid. Hard luck to the Seniors who lost by a point Urris 1-06 to Fanad 0-10. Better luck for our Reserves with a final score of Urris 1-08 Fanad 0-10. Well done lads. So, its back to league action this weekend with both teams away to Red Hughs in Killygordon at 6.00pm and 7.30pm. Bank Holiday Monday, June 1st home to N. Brid, Ballintra . Please check our Facebook page for times etc.LADIES FOOTBALL: Well done to our Ladies who beat Ternon by 5-07 to 3-05 in Termon on Sunday.The ladies play Glenswilly on Wednesday night in Straid But again please check our Facebook page for updates as fixtures may change. After Wednesday night’s match there will be no games until the Leaving Cert is completed.U16: Well done to the U16 lads who beat N Ultan on Sunday night in their Co semi-final match. Final Score Urris 2-13 N Ultan 2-10. Final on Friday night coming against Glen. Venue to be confirmed. We will keep you updated on Facebook. MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday May 21st: Numbers drawn: 3, 5, 10 & 18. No jackpot winner: €15 winners: Georgina Gordon, Isle of Doagh,Catherine Kelly, Dunaff, Alice Grant, Ardagh, Ballyliffin, Teresa & Mary Mc Gonigle, Cloontagh and Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey. Jackpot next week €1,180. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.U14: Our U14 team are away to Burt on Bank Holiday Monday at 7pm.U12 GO GAMES: Urris are away to Moville on Tuesday night at 6.30pmU6, U8 and U10 Boys & Girls Training: Training for all boys and girls in Straid this Friday from 4pm to 5pm. U10 Go Games home to Buncrana on Saturday.BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now. CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall at 9.00pm.GAA NEWS: URRIS DEFEATED BY GAEIL FHÁNADA IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: May 25th, 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

first_img€9,543 ceadaithe ag an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., do Chumann Peil Cheiltigh Ghaoth DobhairD’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas €9,543 ceadaithe aige do Chumann Peil Cheiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair chun cur ar a gcumas trealamh áirithe a cheannach.Dúirt an tAire Stáit McHugh agus é ag fógairt an deontais, “Tá rannpháirtíocht i spóirt ina acmhainn luachmhar i bhforbairt shóisialta, phearsanta agus mothúcháin an duine. Tá sé tábhachtach chomh maith go leagfaí síos bunchloch chun deis a thabhairt do gach duine páirt a ghlacadh i spóirt de chineál inteacht i ngach áit sa tír. Tá áthas orm, mar sin, an deontas seo a chur ar fáil do Cheiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair mar aitheantas ar an sár-obair atá ar siúl acu i bhforbairt an aois óig”. Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., today announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €9,543 for Cumann Peil CheiltighGhaoth Dobhair, to enable them to purchase equipment.Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said, “Participation in sport is a valuable asset in a person’s social, personal and emotional development.“It is also important that we lay the foundation to give everyone a chance to take part in some kind of sport everywhere in the country.“I’m pleased, therefore, to provide this grant to Geiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair in recognition of their excellent work in youth development”.  GWEEDORE CELTIC GET ALMOST €10K IN GAELTACHT GRANT was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 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:grantGweedore celticJoe McHughlast_img read more

first_imgPaddy McBrearty has been named in Joe Kernan’s squad for the forthcoming International Rules series against Australia at Croke Park later this month.McBrearty is the only Donegal representative on the Ireland team – Michael Murphy and Neil McGee were unavailable for selection due to injury. McBrearty has had injury problems himself over the last number of months and missed Kilcar’s All-Ireland Gaeltacht final against Naomh Conaill a few weeks ago.However, he has declared himself fit for Ireland’s clash with Australia later this month.McBrearty featured in the series the last time it was held in Ireland in 2013.He started the first test and scored a stunning goal in the second as Ireland ran out emphatic winners in that series. He will be hoping to play a leading role in this year’s series when they face Australia on November 21st at Croke Park.MCBREARTY NAMED IN IRISH INTERNATIONAL RULES SQUAD FOR AUSTRALIA CLASH was last modified: November 11th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

first_imgDINNER DANCEThe club held a very succesful annual Dinner Dance last Saturday night in the Malin Hotel, which was well attended and enjoyed by all. There were many awards on the night and were presented by 1992 Donegal All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Gary Walsh, who the club would like to thank for his attendance and kind words about the club on the night. The senior player of the year won by Paul McLaughlin (F). The young senior player of the year was won by Christopher McLaughlin (F). The reserve player of the year was won by John Colm Doherty. The reserve young player of the year was won by Aidan Bambrick. The minor player of the year was won by Christopher Doherty (PM). The most improved minor player of the year was won by Andrew Mullin. The under sixteen team collected their medals from the Northern Board championship. The under sixteen player of the year was won by Oisin McGonagle. The under sixteen most improved player of the year was a joint award won by Jason Mullarkey and Padraig McCarron. Conor Bambrick, Sean O’Neill, Ciaran Doherty, Oisin McGonagle and Daniel Houten were also recognised for their participation in the Colaiste Inis Eoghain squad. The reserve team also collected their medals from winning the Philadelphia Cup. The ladies senior player of the year was won by Linda McColgan. The young senior ladies player of the year was won by Mariah Doherty. The under sixteen ladies player of the year was won by Sarah Monagle. The under sixteen ladies most improved player was won by Megan Harkin. There was an appreciation award given to Colleen Feeney and Rosemary McColgan for their help in the club. Our County player representatives, Declan Walsh, Aoife McColgan and Tara Kelly were recognised, as a club we are very proud of their continued efforts to the club and county. Our referees Shaun McLaughlin (F), John Paul Houten and Thomas Browne were also recognised as great servants to the club and our games.  The Seamus McCloskey award was won by Michael McLaughlin (F), who the club congratulate on his recent engagement to Elish McColgan. The overseas award was won by Declan Houten. The Hall of fame award was won by Vincey McColgan. The club person of the year award was won by Michael McCarron. SIGERSON CUPWell done to Malin senior player Gary Farren who played for the Garda College team who advanced into the first round proper of the Sigerson Cup.UNDERAGE TRAINING                                                                                                 Under 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15am                      Under 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm                                         Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pm                              Under 12 boys training is on every Tuesday from 6:00pm – 7:30pmUnder 14 boys training is on every Saturday from  4.30pm – 6:00pm                                            Under 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm         Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pm                           Under 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm        New members are always welcome to any of these teams.FUN DAY                                                                                                                              The ladies board are organising a fun day for all primary school girls in the Malin GAA grounds on Saturday the 6th of Febuary from 11.00am – 1:00pm. All primary school girls are very welcome to come along, you don’t have to be a member of a girl’s team and everyone is welcome. INDOOR SPORTS HALL AND FUNCTION ROOM BOOKINGS                            Anyone looking to book the indoor sports hall or the upstairs function & meeting rooms for any activities, classes or meetings are asked to contatct Susan Byrne on 0749370638 or 0867832242. The upstairs function room is an ideal venue for private parties with full kitchen, stage, toilet and bar facilities.LOTTO                                                                                                                                 There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1000. The numbers drawn were 2-3-7-6-1-5-4 and the €50 winner was Elish McColgan. Next week’s jackpot is €1050.OPERATION TRANSFORMATIONThe Malin Operation Transformation Group 2016 has started up again and will run along with the RTE programme encouraging Ireland to take part and get fit & healthy. The TV Show starts at 8.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday nights, the group go out on a group walk around Malin Town on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 7.30pm from the clubhouse, all welcome to join in. Check out facebook for further details.DONEGAL YEARBOOK                                                                                                    The Donegal yearbook is now on sale in the club shop or from John or Susan Byrne costing €10. This features information on all county teams as well as featuring reviews and accounts of the year from all clubs in the county including Malin.GET FIT WITH CHARLIE                                                                                                     Get Fit with Charlie is back from Monday the 11th of January with a special 6 week program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Malin GAA Centre. Women @ 6:30pm Men @ 8pm €60 each or €50 for 2. Pay as you go for €5 per class. Contact Charlie on 0874103782 or check out his facebook page.GAA NEWS: PAUL MCLAUGHLIN NAMED MALIN SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: February 1st, 2016 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

first_imgSHEEPHAVEN SUB AQUA CLUB NOTES.Club members from Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club had some fine diving last weekend, despite the poor sea state that was in part due to the big Spring tides but mainly a persistent north easterly breeze that pushed the swell all the way down Mulroy Bay. However it was the predicted extreme low water at Downings Pier on Saturday that was the deciding factor in launching from Mevagh and after checking out the conditions at Melmore Head the dive party travelled the length of Mulroy Bay to Campbells Bed.This dive site consists of a 500m long reef that runs in a generally north-south direction on the eastern side of the bay, where depths range from as shallow as 2m to greater than 25 metres on its southern most edge.Marine life on site takes full advantage of these variations in depth, with a wide range of species on the shallower reaches of the water column, including seaweeds, kelps, anemones and if a diver is very fortunate they will see a pipefish, while deeper down there are various crab species, Dog Whelks, Sea Lemons and the occasional Thornback Ray.As always the rapid change in water temperature in Broadwater Bay is remarkable, having made a welcome return to 10 degrees Celsius for the first time in many months. However the increased water temperatures had the expected consequence of a Plankton bloom in the bay there-by reducing the in-water visibility to no greater than three metres horizontally. Nonetheless the warmer water temperatures on Saturday morning allowed for longer dive times of over 40 minutes, which was also helped by the dive being conducted in one stick, thanks to Simon Henderson who provided dry coxswain duties.On Sunday morning Sheephaven SAC had a dive party big enough to justify putting three boats in the water for the first time this year and again they were fortunate to have dry coxswains who allowed the morning trainee dive to be conducted in one stick.Once again the midday tidal condition at Downings would have prohibited the recovery of the club dive boats so the decision was to go back to Mevagh where low water conditions were more favourable. Sea conditions out to sea we sufficiently good enough to allow for the dive to be conducted in the lee of Ravendy Island, near to Melmore Head.Water temperature at 9 degrees Celsius was just a little cooler than Broadwater Bay on Saturday morning, while in-water visibility was better at nearly 5 metres horizontally, with maximum depths of over 15 metres for the more experienced divers.Maximum dive times of 30 minutes were recorded as the new trainees got another 10 metre dive under their belt, as they continue on the process of completing the series of qualifying dives for their 2 Star dive grade.Overall it was a lovely weekend of diving with at last a welcome rise in water temperatures, giving the promise of even better diving conditions in the near future. DIVING: SHEEPHAVEN SUB-AQUA CLUB TRAVEL TO CAMPBELL’S BED was last modified: May 10th, 2016 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:Sheephaven Sub Aqua ClubSport Divinglast_img read more

first_imgtalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. De Bruyne is capable of producing moments of magic The Otkritie Arena will host Belgium v Tunisia 3 Key players:Belgium: Belgium’s current ‘golden generation’ is full of world class players, but the pick of the bunch is Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City midfielder enjoyed the best season of his career under Pep Guardiola, and if he can continue this form into this summer’s tournament, Belgium will take some stopping. The 2018 World Cup is in full swing now, with many over half of the group stage matches played – all of which have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Sunday, there are another three games, the first of which sees Belgium take on Tunisia from Moscow. 3 3 Tunisia: Wahbi Khazri plays his club football for Rennes in France, on loan from recently relegated Championship side Sunderland. A technically gifted playmaker, much of Tunisia’s attacking play will go through the 27-year-old.Predicted line-ups:Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, E. HazardTunisia: Ben Mustapha, Meriah, Syam Ben Youssef, Bronn, Haddadi, Skhiri, Badri, Sassi, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Khazri, SlitiWhere can I stream Belgium v Tunisia?Belgium v Tunisia is live to stream on talkSPORT.com, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio or through the talkSPORT mobile app.last_img read more

first_img moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Al Nasr announced the signing of Cabaye on Tuesday Yohan Cabaye is headed to Dubai after signing for Al Nasr on a two-year deal.The French midfielder left Crystal Palace on June 30 as his contract officially expired following the end of the 2017/18 season. RANKED He has now completed a free transfer move to the UAE as he prepares for the latter stages of his career.Cabaye made 106 appearances in his three years at Selhurst Park after signing from PSG for an undisclosed fee.He will wear number seven at his new club. LATEST TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED three-way race Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

first_img 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Is Peter Crouch on his way Down Under? Hazard has made over 200 appearances for Chelsea since 2012 – but could he leave this summer? moving on 4 Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Cristiano Ronaldo will earn almost £73,000 a day at new club Juventus. His four-year contract in Turin on worth about £26million-per-year. (Daily Mirror)CONFIRMED: Ronaldo completes stunning £99million move from Real Madrid to JuventusBut the Portuguese superstar’s big-money move could see Juventus selling top-earning players to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30, could leave the Italian champions to join Premier League side Chelsea. (Football Italia)And Liverpool are reportedly ready to bid £80m for 24-year-old Juve forward Paulo Dybala. (TyC Sports) 4 Here’s a round-up all the top transfer-related gossip and news from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Tottenham and Roma have rekindled their interest in signing 21-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom from Bordeaux. (France Football)Chelsea winger Kenedy has completed a medical at Newcastle United and is set to re-join the Magpies on a season-long loan deal. (Sky Sports)Toon boss Rafael Benitez insists he is not willing to sell club captain Jamaal Lascelles, after the 24-year-old Englishman was linked with West Ham. (Newcastle Chronicle)Arsenal target Gelson Martins is close to joining Atletico Madrid, according to reports. The 23-year-old Portuguese winger, who is a free agent after terminating his contract at Sporting Lisbon, is expected to complete his move this week. (Record)Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina could join Boca Juniors in a £6m deal. (Daily Mirror) Liverpool have been linked with a shock move for Dybala 4 Chelsea have also opened new contract talks with midfielder N’Golo Kante. The 27-year-old Frenchman still has three years left on his current deal but the Blues are reportedly set to offer him £200,000-a-week to commit his long-term future. (Daily Express)Elsewhere, Liverpool are said to have opened talks over a deal for Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri, who is understood to have a £13m release clause. (Daily Telegraph)And Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum could be set to leave Anfield, with the 27-year-old Dutchman reportedly given the green light to join Fenerbahce – after the Turkish club missed out on signing Jack Wilshere. (A Spor)Liverpool are also considering a move for Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak, who spent last season on loan at West Brom from Paris Saint-Germain. (The Sun)Peter Crouch has been linked with a surprise move to Australia’s A-League. League chiefs want the former England striker to come to help build its profile, with Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory keen on the 37-year-old. (The Sun) LATEST getty images IN DEMAND REVEALED Newcastle and Wolves are also both interested in 25-yeaar-old Italian midfielder Stefano Sturaro. (Birmingham Mail)Meanwhile, Chelsea star Eden Hazard is the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Ronaldo at Real Madrid- and the Belgian will leave Stamford Bridge this summer unless he sees signs of the club’s ambition in the transfer market. (Football London)Leicester are ready to offer England centre-back Harry Maguire a new contract to make him one of their highest-paid players, after turning heads with his brilliant performances at the World Cup. (Leicester Mercury)Chelsea and Real Madrid target Robert Lewandowski is reportedly ‘desperate’ to leave Bayern Munich this summer. (Daily Star)Maurizio Sarri has apparently told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich he will only take over as manager if Eden Hazard and Willian remain at Stamford Bridge this summer. (Football.London) RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Adrian Durham predicts Harry Kane will replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’ve managed a lot of Croatian players – they have this bond, a togetherness’ – England face tough test in World Cup semi-final, says Harry RedknappEXCLUSIVE: Harry Redknapp says Jack Wilshere will be a ‘big signing’ for West HamAdriy Yarmolenko’s agent is at West Ham’s training ground to finalise move from Broussia DortmundLille offer Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg a way outTransfer blow! Chelsea and Liverpool set to miss out of Marco AsensioLyon enter race to sign West Brom wantaway Nacer Chadli LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets last_img read more

first_img James Collins comes off bench to seal Ireland 3-1 win against Bulgaria SHAMEFUL There have already been calls for Keane to lose his job O’Neill’s side have recorded victory in just one of their five games since being thrashed 5-0 by Denmark in Dublin, and they started their Nations League campaign last week with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Wales.Brady was asked if this severe downturn in form is all down to Keane.“No,” he replied. “The big story for me is the lack of players we have.  We are just not producing the players we once did.“That’s the big story, but all we are doing is talking about Roy Keane. We didn’t choose to speak about him but what happened has come out – and that needs to stop.“Martin O’Neill’s tenure as Ireland manager is in credit because we got to the Euros and did very, very well. Then we got to the [World Cup] play-offs, and unfortunately we lost 5-1, and things are not good at the moment.“And we just don’t need this stuff. It’s got to stop and it’s unacceptable. ‘I don’t know why people pay attention’ – Walters hits back at Roy Keane over rant stalemate WONDERKID Latest Ireland news Spurs starlet to make Ireland debut against New Zealand Ireland’s results in 2018 2 Republic of Ireland miss out on chance to guarantee place at Euro 2020 Euro 2020 play-offs: Scotland host Israel, N Ireland could face Republic in final Brady is as outspoken critic of Keane’s actions 2 Former Liverpool star calls out Roy Keane – ‘I’d rather have mates than medals’ “I’ve never heard of anybody in a responsible position in football talk to a play like he did to Harry Arter, if it is reported correctly.“I’ve never heard that before. We’ve all had rollockings from managers, we’ve all got involved in squabbles, but never has something been so personal.”center_img confirmed Ireland fail to secure automatic Euro 2020 qualification with Denmark draw HUGE Defender Stephen Ward is heard in the message telling the story, though Martin O’Neill, the Ireland manager, has revealed the Burnley man’s tale does not tally with Keane’s; the latter is supported by the fact Ward was not present at the incident.READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF ROY KEANE’S ALLEGED ATTACK ON HARRY ARTER AND JONATHAN WALTERSBrady joined talkSPORT on Wednesday morning to discuss the allegations concerning Keane, and he reiterated his calls for the former Manchester United manager to be ‘reined in’ and ‘stopped’.“I think it’s unacceptable,” Brady told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “The story is far too often about Roy Keane and not about the players, and as we know the game is about the players.“If he can’t conduct himself properly he needs to be stopped, either by Martin O’Neill or by the Football Association – he has to be reined in.”Since suffering defeat in the World Cup play-offs to miss out on a place in Russia, Ireland have found things hard going on the pitch. squandered Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland (March 23)France 2-0 Republic of Ireland (May 28)Republic of Ireland 2-1 United States (June 2)Wales 4-1 Republic of Ireland (September 6)Poland 1-1 Republic of Ireland (September 11) not enough response what? Mick McCarthy left bemused after Georgia boss compares Ireland to Michael Flatley Ireland’s hopes of Euro 2020 qualification dealt blow with draw in Georgia Ten years on from Henry’s infamous handball, Euro 2020 is in sight for Ireland Roy Keane must be reined in by Martin O’Neill and the Irish FA if he cannot stop his ‘unacceptable’ behaviour as Ireland’s assistant manager.This is according to Liam Brady, the Arsenal legend, who won 72 caps for the Republic of Ireland in a glorious playing career.Brady has already called on the Irish FA to dismiss Keane from his role after a leaked WhatsApp message alleges a foul-mouthed assault on players Harry Arter and Jonathan Walters. VICTORY Brady added a final dig at Keane when addressing the question of whether the 47-year-old is struggling to deal with the modern footballer having grown up and played in a different era of the game“He struggles to accept any kind of footballers; I don’t think he likes footballers, and I don’t think he even likes football!“When he speaks about it I think he’s pretty negative about most things in football.”last_img read more

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Paqueta is regarded as one of Brazil’s brightest young talents and he’s already been linked with a move to Europe Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Able to play on the wing or in an attacking midfield role, Paqueta has scored six goals and created a further four in 28 appearances this season, and his playmaking abilities – primarily his eye for an incisive pass – have seen Paqueta likened to Brazil great Kaka.Earlier this year, Paqueta was linked with moves to Premier League duo Manchester City and Liverpool, with both clubs said to be ready to trigger the £40million release clause written in his contract. Manchester United have become the latest team to express interest in signing Lucas Paqueta, according to reports.Paqueta, the midfielder, has quickly established himself as one of the finest young players in Brazil and he was rewarded for his performances for Flamengo by making his international debut earlier this month. RANKED Latest transfer news Lucas Paquetá (21) is the only player to complete 50+ tackles, 40+ dribbles, and 25+ key passes in Brasileirão this season.Feliz Aniversário! 🔴⚫ pic.twitter.com/yJhjAopkVY— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) August 27, 2018There is talk Paqueta could sign a new contract with Flamengo that will raise his release clause to £63million, meaning interested parties must move fast if they want to capture the wonderkid for the current £40million clause. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets However, Le10 Sport say Man United have now entered the race for the 21-year-old, along with Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan.United and PSG are reported to be pushing hardest for Paqueta, and it is expected there will be a ‘duel’ between the two clubs in the battle to sign the midfielder when the transfer window reopens in January. LATEST moving on REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool have calmed fears over the fitness of Naby Keita, insisting the midfielder is ‘fine’ after being taken to hospital with severe back pain.The £53million summer signing was stretchered off the field just 19 minutes into his Champions League debut for the Reds against Napoli on Wednesday night. Klopp will be hoping Keita’s back problem is not too serious 3 3 Keita’s Champions League debut in a Liverpool shirt ended in injury heartbreak After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he was not sure about the extent of the problem, telling the media: “It is his back, that’s what I heard.“I don’t know exactly. We have to wait.” 3 The Premier League club later confirmed Keita was taken straight to hospital as a precaution, where he underwent a number of medical checks.Liverpool stayed overnight in Naples following their late 1-0 defeat, and the club were expected to assess Keita’s condition again on Thursday morning before flying home.And the club have now issued an update, with the club telling talkSPORT host Jim White the player is ‘fine’.Liverpool also confirmed to the station that the midfielder is in contention to play in Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City.“I spoke with Liverpool this morning,” said Jim White.“They told me Keita is travelling back with the rest of the squad and is in better shape than they thought.“They said he could well make the City game this weekend, too.” Liverpool issued a statement on Wednesday evening confirming Keita had been taken to hospital with a compliant of back pain after he left the pitch on a stretcher and medical cart in Naples.It appeared the midfielder suffered to problem earlier in the game and carried on playing, but eventually found it too difficult to continue and sat down in the middle of the pitch during play, before being replaced by club captain Jordan Henderson.The statement read: “Liverpool Football Club can confirm Naby Keita was taken to hospital in Naples on Wednesday evening during the first half of the Champions League fixture with SSC Napoli.“The midfielder started the game at the Stadio San Paolo, but was substituted inside the opening 20 minutes, alerting the team’s medical staff to back pain.“Keita was transferred to a local hospital with the club doctor, where – with the midfielder’s agreement – he underwent a number of precautionary health checks to assess his condition.”last_img read more

first_imgBrighton defender Lewis Dunk has been called up to the England squad to replace Burnley’s James Tarkowski.Dunk will report to St George’s Park on Monday ahead of the UEFA Nations League double-header against Croatia and Spain. 1 explained ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp Latest England News Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online The 26-year-old signed a new contract with the Seagulls last week and has now received the call to represent his country.Tarkowski was forced to withdraw from the squad due to an injury.The Three Lions take on Croatia, who beat them in the World Cup semi-finals during the summer, in Rijeka on Friday before facing Spain in Seville three days later.Dunk will join fellow new call-ups Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and James Maddison as Southgate rewards the centre-back for a fine start to the season at Brighton. ANALYSIS Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania preparation have a look GETTING READY Second is best TALENT sad day Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 drama RIP LEGEND How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it Dunk has impressed for Brighton at the start of 2018/19 Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoallast_img read more

first_img Leigh Griffiths has scored just one goal in eight Premiership appearances this season Leigh Griffiths has withdrawn from the Scotland squad to face Israel and Portugal this month.The Celtic striker played an hour of his side’s 6-0 route St Johnstone on Sunday before exiting the action and claims he needs “focus on his fitness” during the international break. The 28-year-old was only a substitute for Scotland in their Nations League opening win against Albania last month.The man preferred ahead of him in attack – Steven Naismith – went on to impress and manager Alex McLeish said after the game that he would keep his place for Scotland’s next game.Griffith described McLeish’s declaration a “kick in the teeth” and has now decided to make himself unavailable for the Nations League clash with Israel on Thursday and the friendly against Portugal three days later.In a statement released by the Scottish Football Association, Griffiths said: “I feel that I need to focus on my fitness over this international period and get back into the best possible shape.“I had a good discussion with the manager to explain my decision. It’s not one that I’ve made lightly.“It means a lot to me to play for Scotland and I hope to be part of Alex’s plans again in future, if selected.“My aim is to be back to my best and be available for section for club and country.”center_img 1last_img read more

first_img targets LATEST targets Barcelona have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.Alderweireld, the Belgium international, has been linked with leaving the north Londoners since last season, when he was dropped from Spurs’ first team amid injury problems and a rumoured refusal to sign a new contract. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Jose Mourinho was said to be desperate to sign Alderweireld over the summer, and he could return for the Belgium centre-half in the winter window with United’s defenders – Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling – all struggling this term.If Spurs trigger the one-year extension in Alderweireld’s contract they are unlikely to lose him this season, though it means he will be available for just £25million next summer, due to a release clause written in his deal that is active for the final two weeks of the transfer window. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 Latest transfer news REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED IN DEMAND 2 Alderweireld made just four league appearances in the second half of last season Man United were linked with Alderweireld all summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade TOP WORK Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, is reportedly ready to reopen contract talks with Alderweireld in a bid to keep him in north London, but the Mirror say Barcelona could swoop for the 29-year-old when the transfer window opens in January.They are joined in the race to sign Alderweireld by Manchester United, who have been long-term admirers of his. LIVING THE DREAM moving on three-way race His existing deal expires at the end of this season, though Tottenham can trigger a one-year extension to keep him around until summer 2020.However, the Lilywhites were believed to be open to selling Alderweireld prior to the start of this campaign, even if he is now back in favour, starting seven of the club’s eight league matches to date.last_img read more

first_imgTHE population of Donegal is up 9.3% on five years ago, the preliminary results of April’s census reported today.The number of people living in the county on census night was 160,927, up from 147,260 on the previous census in 2006. When it comes to gender, there is almost an exact split in the current population – with 80,411 males and 80,516 females.The 9.3% rise in the population represents an extra 13,633 residents in the county.There are 12.1% more people in Donegal North East than five years ago (82,799) and 6.5% more people in Donegal South West (78,148).Nationally the preliminary total for the population enumerated on Census Night 10 April 2011 was 4,581,269 persons, compared with 4,239,848 persons in April 2006, an increase of 341,421 persons since 2006 or 8.1 per cent. This translates into an annual average increase of 68,284, or 1.6 per cent. Over the previous four-year inter-censal period between 2002 and 2006 the population increased by 322,645 persons or 2 per cent per annum, which equates to an annual average total of 80,661, which is the highest on record.Large areas of Donegal recorded that one in four homes were vacant.* Now you can go and make a cup of tea or do something useful, but if you love all things to do with statistics, you can read all of today’s reports by clicking on the links below:http://www.cso.ie/census/2011_preliminaryreport.htmPRELIMINARY CENSUS RESULTS: DONEGAL POPULATION UP 9.3% was last modified: June 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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:DONEGAL CENSUS RESULTS 2011donegaldaily.comlast_img read more

first_imgRAMELTON goalie  Conrad Logan is on the move again – this time to Rotherham United.The 25-year-old has signed on a six month deal from Championship side, Leicester City.The former Swilly Rovers player moved to Leicester City in 2004. He has appeared in over twenty games for the Foxes and has also had loan spells with Boston, Stockport, Luton and Bristol Rovers. Three years ago Conrad was on loan with Stockport and helped them win the play-offs to get into League One and he says that he’d like to help Rotherham do the same.“I’d like to think I know what this league is about and what it takes to get out of it,” he said, “and hopefully I can do that here.“It’s important for me to get out and play games. Rotherham are very ambitious and so is the manager, who I’ve been impressed with.“He is trying to do everything the proper way and all the talk is about getting promotion. I am looking forward to working with him.’ Conrad added: “Since I’ve come here all the talk has been about getting promotion and you want to be involved in that but, for the short term, I’m just looking for the six months but we’ll wait and see what happens from there.”Conrad is working with Andy Dibble, the goalie coach at United and said: “He’s had a good career and he’s coached at good clubs too and I’m really looking forward to getting to know him a bit better and working more with him.“I’m feeling fitter than I’ve ever felt and I’m really looking forward to playing some more games and, hopefully, being part of a successful team.”CONRAD SIGNS FOR ROTHERHAM UNITED was last modified: July 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:conrad loganRameltonlast_img read more

first_imgThey have spent two days building him and now Donegal’s largest mascot is almost ready!They’re calling him Murphy down at the Donegal Creameries yard in Letterkenny and he has already become an instant celebrity.Staff at the Creameries, who are the official sponsors of the Donegal football team, decided they had better do something bigger and better than most to show their support for Jim McGuinness and the lads. And at almost 30ft tall, it’s doubtful if anybody will top the giant mascot who is turning thousands of heads at the Ballyraine yard.Staff at the store used specially commissioned steel frame before topping it with bales of hay and then designing probably the biggest ever jersey made for any Donegal supporter.Staff are planning to put the final touches to ‘Murphy’ today.It comes as All-Ireland semi-final fever hits a new high across the county. Fans have been warned to try and snap up the last of the tickets for next Sunday’s game as it has already been declared a sell-out by Croke Park officials.Murphy already has his five tickets for the game.Well ‘hay’ – he is no ordinary supporter!EndsHAY – HAVE YOU SEEN DONEGAL’S BIGGEST SUPPORTER YET? was last modified: August 22nd, 2011 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:donegalDonegal CreameriesMurphylast_img read more

first_imgThe family of miracle tourist Kelly Jones have paid tribute to the people of Donegal for helping to find her.In a message sent to donegaldaily.com from the United States last night, her cousin Dana Bailey described Kelly’s rescue from a renovated rectory in Glencolmcille yesterday as “great news.”And in a message to local people, gardai, mountain rescue volunteers, coast guard officials and members of hill walking clubs, Dana told us: “Thanks so much for not giving up the search for my cousin Kelly. “Our family greatly appreciates everyone’s efforts.”Kelly’s dad Ricky is flying in from the southern American state of Georgia tonight and is due to arrive in Ireland tomorrow.The tourist will be interviewed by gardai at Sligo General Hospital later today if she is well enough to answer questions.Gardai want to trace her movements from Saturday past at 11am until her miracle discovery at 12.30pm yesterday when she was spotted inside the old rectory on the outskirts of Glencolmcille – and around 300 metres from the local GAA club where rescue HQ had been set up. CRIME SCENELast night scenes of crime officers from An Garda Siochana sealed off the building for a meticulous forensic examination. Gardai want to know if Kelly was held against her will at any stage.Gardai believe she may have been there for up to three days but aren’t certain at this stage. Two searches were made in the grounds around the building by volunteers. There was no sign of anyone in the house during those searches, though the building – which was locked – was not searched.A window was smashed at the house, but it is unclear whether this was done by rescuers or before they arrived.Kelly was found by local volunteers who noticed her inside the house as they searched the gardens around it. Local garda Odhran McBride was first on the scene. He said he was “delighted” to find her alive.“I was just relieved and wanted to get her medical attention as soon as possible,” said Gda McBride.“I want to pay tribute to all the volunteers and all the local people who spent five days looking for Kelly in and around this area. They showed remarkable community spirit.”The same community spirit was praised by Brian Murray from the Donegal Mountain Rescue. He told us: “We are delighted that Kelly was found alive because to be honest it wasn’t looking good. “We wish her a speedy recovery and are delighted for her and her family over in the States.”And Patrick McBrearty from the Sliabh Liag Hill Walkers tolddonegaldaily.com: “We are delighted that Kelly was found safe and well by gardai and members of our club. We hope she recovers and will be reunited with her family soon.”The garda investigation into her disappearance is well underway. Gardai believe she may have been in the rectory for up to three days but Kelly wasn’t sure how long she had been there or why.Kelly was born in Texas and her family live both there and in Georgia, though recently she was working as a catering manager in Charleston, South Carolina.Donegaldaily.com received a large number of hits from all three States in the past three days since we broke first broke the news of Kelly’s disappearance.MIRACLE OF KELLY JONES: FAMILY SAYS THANKS TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 22nd, 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:CRIME SCENEDONEGAL MOUNTAIN REFAMILY THANK DONEGALGardaiGELGlencolmcilleGlencolmkilleKELLY JONES FOUND ALIVElast_img read more

first_imgAPART from a minor blip on Wednesday, Donegal can look forward to another week of warm sunny weather, Met Eireann has said.The national forecaster says the North West will continue to see the best of the weather – with the southern half of the country more likely to see rain and thunderstorms this week.But up here, it will be different. And this is what Met Eireann is predicting:* Monday – dry, sunny and bright with temperatures up to 24C.* Tuesday – more of the same, lighter winds and temperatures up to 21C* Wednesday – sunny spells – with the chance of a thundery shower. * Thursday/Friday – slightly cooler and fresher – but sunny in Donegal with temperatures around 19C. The chance of a bit more cloud.* Next weekend – warm, dry and sunny. Temperatures around 18C to 21C.With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily.Send your stories and pictures to info@donegaldaily.com Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily MET EIREANN: ANOTHER WEEK OF GLORIOUS WEATHER FOR DONEGAL was last modified: May 28th, 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:MET EIREANN: ANOTHER WEEK OF GLORIOUS WEATHER FOR DONEGALlast_img read more

first_imgLINDA AND THE REST OF THE SPARTAN CHALLENGERSA LETTERKENNY-based teacher is appealing for help to raise money for Donegal charities after being picked to represent the county in the Dublin marathon.Linda Sweeney, from Meenacross near Dungloe, only ran her first 5k in February.And when Spar ran a competition for a representative from each county to get specialist training, donegaldaily.com and you, our readers, got right behind her and Linda was picked. She’s certainly getting support from far and wide. From home around Dungloe of course, from Letterkenny where she teaches at Woodlands National School – and from Cranford/Milford where she now lives.Here she tells you about her progress – and hopes you will support her in raising funds for Donegal charities:LINDA WRITES: I am absolutely loving every minute of this challenge and I would like to thank everyone who voted for me because without their support I wouldnt be here!So far it has been an amazing experience. Our trainer is Karl Henry. I am currently following a 16-week training plan to prepare for the Dublin marathon which is 11 weeks on Monday! I have to do 4 runs a week – a recovery run, an interval run, a hill run and a long run. This week I am doing 23 miles in total but this will increase to 39 miles as the weeks go on. I am enjoying the runs but I find the interval training tough. I will be calling on my husband and a few of my friends in Woodlands NS to help me with these and push me.We are getting fantastic help from our nutritionists Paula Mee and Eimear Walsh. They are really supportive and if you have any queries they email you back almost instantly with a wealth of information. I am allergic to wheat, aspartame and MSG and they have taught me so much on how to manage my diet better. This will help me for the rest of my life not only through this challenge. I feel much better and have much more energy.All the Spartans are following individual  food plans. some of us have to lose weight and some have to put on weight and every one of them is doing fantastic and doing their county proud. I have another half stone to lose so I hope to have it off by our next training day in September.As well as receiving expert advice on fitness and nutrition we had the opportunity to meet Olympian runner Catherina McKiernan who gave us tips on how to run to avoid injury. We also met with Caroline Currid a psychologist that worked with the Kenyan Olympians this year. She was absolutely brilliant and coached us how to prepare our mind for the marathon to avoid hitting the wall! All of our pictures and profiles were in Irish Runners Magazine and also in Fit Magazine that comes with the Irish Independent every Thursday.The other Spartans are an amazing group of people and we all get on great. we are like a support group for each other which is great on a day that you dont feel you did your best or a day you are finding it tough because you are tired etc. We are constantly taking a hand at each other about something. They are all great craic and each and every one of them are doing brilliant and I have no doubt that we will all cross the finish line in October. So far we have completed a 5-mile race and a 10km race in Dublin as part of the Dublin Race Series. I ran the 5-mile in 50:31 and the 10k in 60:34. Our next race is on the 25th of August in Phoenix Park and it is a 10mile race. We will then be running a half marathon in September and the full Dublin City Marathon in October 26.2miles!I try to do as many local races as possible but sometimes it is hard to fit them in around my training plan. I did the run in 40k around the Bay and the Waterfall 10k in Cranford recently both of which were great events. I will be doing the semi skimmed Mooathon in Kilmacrennan in September however I have 20miles to run that day so I will have to do an additional 7 either before or after the race!I have to write blogs weekly on the Spartan challenge page. Some people have left some lovely encouraging comments and I have also got some lovely emails. This support and encouragement really keeps me going so it would be great if anyone who gets a chance could leave a comment on my blogs. you can follow my progress and blogs  by logging onto spartan.spar.ie/blog/author/39I am collecting sponsorship for the marathon. As I am running this marathon for Donegal I wanted to make sure the money stayed in Donegal so i am raising money for MS Ireland Donegal Branch and the North West Cancer Group as i believe these are two worthy charities. I will be putting sponsorship cards in businesses in Dungloe, Cranford and Milford and Tobins in Letterkenny have kindly offered to put collection boxes on each till. If anyone has a business and would be interested in taking a sponsor card or sponsoring me they can contact me lindabrennan21@yahoo.ie. I would like to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me so far as I couldn’t do it without your help. I would also like to thank my husband, family and friends for listening to me as I talk about nothing else at the minute!!!And Donegal Daily of course – for helping me get there in the first place!LIVING THE DREAM: DONEGAL SCHOOL TEACHER’S MARATHON BID was last modified: August 9th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgRovers v United at Leckview4 Lanterns USL Results & Reports 26.05.13RESULTS: Kildrum Tigers 6 0 Fanad UtdBonagee Utd. 2 4 Derry City Res. Cockhill Celtic 2 1 Swilly RoversLetterkenny Rovers 0 1 Drumkeen Utd.Drumkeen Top Table After Last Gasp Winner Letterkenny Rovers 0Drumkeen Utd. 1Drumkeen United maintained their winning start to the season with a last gasp goal to grab all three points against Letterkenny Rovers.With the game deep in injury time in the 94th minute, an in-swinging corner was flicked on by Eunan Kelly before taking a deflection off a Rovers defender and into the net to secure a dramatic win.The home side were left to rue their missed chances in what was a hard fought encounter at Leckview Park. Drumkeen came into the game in excellent form having opened their season with back to back wins while Rovers – without a game in two weeks due to their postponed fixture against Bonagee United last week – had started their league campaign with a victory at home to Finn Harps.Both sides looked at near full strength and the best chance of the first half fell the way of Rovers striker Davitt Walsh who latched onto a precise through pass from Aaron Scanlon only to blaze his effort over the crossbar. The visitors applied pressure from a few set piece situations but the Rovers rearguard held firm. In the second half, Drumkeen tried their luck from long range with Richie Moore and Mark Marley both missing the target while at the other end substitute Steve Okapu steered a close range effort wide.In the final minute, the visitors forced two corners and from the second the home defence was found wanting as Kelly’s faint effort did enough to beat Shane O’Gara and seal the win.LETTERKENNY ROVERS – Shane O’Gara, Dale Gorman, Dan O’Donnell, Kieran Gorman, Jonathan Minnock, Chris Malseed, Kevin McGrath, Glen Gallagher, Davitt Walsh, Darren McElwaine, Aaron Scanlon. Subs – Oisin Grant for Gorman on 28 mins, Steve Okapu for Walsh on 79 mins, Keith Malseed for McElwaine on 80 mins.DRUMKEEN UNITED – Paul McCauley, Ryan Gildea, Benny Bonner, Seamie Friel, Chris Kyle, Gavin Reilly, David Craig, Philip Whyte, Eunan Kelly, Richard Moore, Mark Marley. Subs – Jamie Gallagher for Bonner on 20 mins, Ryan McCullagh for Craig on 69 mins. REFEREE – Mr. Con McLaughlinCockhill Keep Up The PressureCockhill Celtic 2Swilly Rovers 1Played in perfect conditions at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds on Friday night, Cockhill claimed a vital come-from-behind win against a gallant and well organised Swilly team.Cockhill started the brighter with Derek Doherty especially prominent on the right hand side. However they couldn’t convert this possession into clear chances with Doherty’s crosses being well defended or cut out by Swilly keeper Gareth Wade. Swilly settled and looked dangerous on the counter attack, their first chance coming on 17mins when Kyle Black’s volley from the edge of the box went straight at Gavin Cullen. Swilly took the lead on 19mins when good interplay on the right hand side released Ronan Curtis. His cross finding the unmarked Michael McHugh who headed home at the back post. Cockhill equalised on 23mins when a headed back pass was intercepted by James Bradley who held off a defender before slotting low past Wade from 8 yards. The remainder of the half was an even affair. Swilly almost regained the lead on 25mins when Laurence Toland’s corner found McHugh, whose near post header clipped the bar on its way over. On 29mins, Derek Doherty’s cross found Garbhan Friel, but he was unable to direct his header on target. On 35mins, Friel blocked down a clearance and broke through but Wade made a fine smothering save to deny him. The last chance of the half fell to Swilly. Declan Curtis’ free kick was parried by Cullen. From the resultant corner, Cullen’s punch was volleyed goal wards by Ronan Curtis but he was denied by a brilliant low save from Cullen.The second half began in a similar vein with Cockhill pressing with Swilly dangerous on the counter. Cockhill were reduced to shots from distance, the most notable of which was Liam O’Donnell’s deflected effort forcing a fine low save from Wade. Swilly had 2 chances to regain the lead mid-half. On 70mins, Michael McHugh’s cross found Declan Curtis. His effort beat Cullen but Conor Keddy was on hand with a fantastic goal-line clearance. On 74mins, a long ball found McHugh in the clear but his attempted lob was straight at Cullen. Swilly were made to rue these missed opportunities on 75mins when Wade misjudged a James Bradley free kick. William O’Connor’s anticipation allowed him to head back across goal for Aidan O’Donnell to bundle home from close range. Swilly’s task was made harder when they were reduced to 10 men on 78mins, when defender Laurence Toland was red-carded for foul and abusive language. Cockhill continued to press for a third goal but efforts from Gerard McLaughlin and Aidan O’Donnell failed to find the target. Swilly, to their credit, competed to the end but any long balls were capably dealt with by Cullen.Champions Get WinBonagee Utd. 2Derry City Res. 4Bonagee UnitedThree goals in the final ten minutes from the reigning champions, Derry City, ensured they left Bonagee with all three points and inflicted defeat on a home side that have conceded late goals in their first two league outings this season. Bonagee got off to the best possible start when they scored as early as the 6th minute. An Anthony Appiah corner was not fully dealt with by Derry City, and Darren Ashmore was on hand to bundle the ball home from six yards through a swarm of people. Derry equalised in the 19th minute, when a corner was swung to the back post to Paul Ramsey, and he somehow managed to head the ball back into the danger area where George Kelly smashed the ball to the roof of the net to make the score one apiece. The home side regained their lead on the stroke of half time, when defender Glenn Rainey sidefooted home at the second attempt following a good cross from Appiah. The visitors began the second forty five well but were finding a resolute Bonagee defence difficult to break through. They managed to draw level in the 80th minute, a goal they certainly were worthy of. The excellent Josh Treacy raced into the area and his pull back was slotted home by Conor Harkin. City were definitely in the ascendency at this point of the game and they managed to score their third with two minutes to go. Treacy again was the provider, this time his cross was powered home by Raymond Foy. The fourth was scored in the 94th minute by substitute Kyle Curran after a mix-up in the Bonagee defence.Bonagee: Smyth, Rainey, Doran, Frankowski, O’Loan, Appiah, Russell, Lynagh, Ashmore, McLaughlin & McGeeDerry City: Houghton, O’Brien, Curran, Barrett, Barr, Foy, McElhinney, Ramsey, Kelly, Harkin, TreacyFixturesThursday, May 31st at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLSwilly Rovers v Fanad Utd. Ref. T. McAreeSunday, June 2nd at 2pm4 Lanterns USLFinn Harps Res v Cockhill Celtic Ref. P. CollKildrum Tigers v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. C. McLaughlinWednesday, June 5th at 7:30pmDonegal News League Cup Group ABonagee Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. V. McLoughlinThursday, June 6th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLDrumkeen Utd. v Derry City Res. Ref. P. Duddy4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: WINS FOR TIGERS, CITY, COCKHILL AND DRUMKEEN was last modified: May 26th, 2013 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:4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: WINS FOR TIGERSCITYCOCKHILL AND DRUMKEENCockhill CelticDerry City Reservesdrumkeen unitedkildrum tigersLetterkenny Roverslast_img read more

first_imgA staff member at Letterkenny General Hospital has been suspended following allegations that a child was physically assaulted.A full investigation has been launched at Letterkenny General Hospital.The alleged incident, which happened in recent days, has sparked a full investigation at the hospital.Health bosses have confirmed to Donegal Daily that an incident is being investigated but are refusing to divulge specific details of the incident. However it is understood a medic has been suspended after it was alleged that she struck a four year old child.It is understood the incident was witnessed by one of the child’s parents.The matter was then reported to hospital management who took immediate action against the medic.A spokesman for the hospital (part of the West/North Hospitals Group) confirmed it is investigating a “trust in care” incident. “Letterkenny General Hospital (part of the West/North West Hospitals Group) is investigating a “Trust in care” incident concerning a child who was attending the hospital, accompanied by its parent.“Letterkenny General Hospital is guided by two policies when dealing with such incidents.“The “Children First” policy states that the key principles informing best practice are that the welfare of children is of paramount importance and that all personnel and health professionals, irrespective of the position held within the organisation, have a responsibility towards child protection and welfare.”The spokesman said the “Trust in Care” policy aims to ensure any allegations or complaints against a member of staff are thoroughly investigated.This policy states that, “at an appropriate stage in the process, management should take whatever protective measures are necessary to ensure that no patient/client or staff member is exposed to unacceptable risk. “These protective measures are not disciplinary measures and may include putting the staff member off duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.”The spokesman added that in the interests of fairness and to ensure due process, the nature of any investigation is not discussed with third parties not associated with the alleged incident.A statement from the West/North West Hospitals Group said the matter may be referred to Gardai if appropriate.“When the results of the investigation are known, appropriate action is taken, up to and including disciplinary action and, where appropriate, the reporting of the incident to external authorities.” HOSPITAL WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER CHILD ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED was last modified: November 5th, 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:assaultinvestigationLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

first_imgDonegal animal charity Animals In Need looked after a staggering 600 animals last year.But looking after such a large amount of pets doesn’t come cheap.And so the group will be hosting a Fundraising Variety Show this Friday 28th February at The St John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town from 8pm. Acts performing at this all singing, all dancing, musical extravanganza will include The Big Jigs, The Donegal Tenors, Tirconnel Youth Choir, Shane Gallagher and Kimberly Harris (winners of Opportunity Knocks), the young Byrne Brothers, Barnie and Agnes, McNeelin’s Irish School of Dancing, Ardahy Pipe Band and Siobhan McGroarty so please come along and enjoy a night of top class entertainment provided by the cream of our local talent.Every cent raised will go towards the goal of purchasing a desperately needed van for transporting the rescued animals.Last year Animals In Need rescued over 600 animals, including 409 dogs, most of who were saved from death row at the Pound, so please come along and support this worthy cause.Tickets are only €10 and are available from outlets around town including Conway’s Newsagent, The Olde Village Tearoom in Mounthcharles or from AIN’s helpline on 087 1356188.  HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE FOR DONEGAL’S ANIMALS IN NEED! was last modified: February 28th, 2014 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:animals in needconcertdonegallast_img read more

first_imgSome of the crowd at today’s race.A great crowd of 100 runners and walkers of all ages took part in the An Craobhin Operation Transformation 5K today.The following are the results and all the times. Time Number Name17.05 2759 Liam Doherty M17.09 2760 John Sweeney M17.14 2553 Edward Sweeney M 17.42 2764 James Mc Fadden M18.11 2761 Johnny o Doherty M18.5 2739 Joe Gallagher M19 2745 Jimmy Gallager M19.09 2758 Christopher Murray M19.32 2550 Adrian Gaffey M 19.41 2777 Eddie Gallagher M20.03 2763 Frances Gallagher F20.13 2749 Brian Hegarty M20.23 2781 John Doherty M 20.36 2762 Seamus Gallagher M20.4 2740 Johnny Mc Cafferty M20.5 2543 Helen Mc Laughlin F20.53 2800 James Mc Laughlin M22.1 2551 Grainne Mc Daid F22.12 2738 Liam Doherty M22.42 2788 Noel Mc Bride M22.58 2549 Nancy Mc Namee F23.2 2741 Jonathan Halley M23.41 2799 John Bradley M24.14 2798 Aubrey Baxter M24.19 2552 Petra Mc Cafferty F24.22 2547 Hugh Rodden M24.25 2785 Patrick Patton M24.26 2780 Lisa Doherty F24.53 2747 Henry Gallagher M25.44 2789 John Mc Brearty M26.17 2735 Noreen Mc Shea F26.19 2563 Marie Kelly F26.21 2768 Mary T Gallagher F26.22 2767 Liam Mc Laughlin M26.34 2744 Marie Mc Fadden F26.46 2565 Martina Mc Grenra F26.48 2787 Ann Kelly F26.5 2778 Sharon Gallagher F27.15 2743 Ann Sweeney F27.19 2718 Eileen Duggan F27.24 2794 Maureen Gallagher F27.26 2545 Noreen Fagan F27.36 2737 Andrea Doherty F27.54 2755 Gerry Burke M28.52 2564 Tina Paige F29.06 2566 Martin Gallagher M29.11 2796 Cormac Gallagher Child29.12 2769 maria Murray F29.2 2742 Claire Mc Bride F29.29 2748 Michelle Doherty F29.39 2734 Paula Mc Elwaine F29.5 2776 Mary Duddy F30.05 2774 Fiona Mc Connell F30.32 2792 Madge Gallagher F30.45 2557 Sally Anne Sherry F30.53 2782 Tracey Cannon F31.28 2733 Carol Mc Elwaine F31.28 2556 Donna Mc Gettigan F31.34 2756 Michelle Rankin F31.43 2793 Denis Gallagher M31.53 2546 Bernard Boyle M31.54 2773 Shania Mc Laughlin Child31.55 2558 Fiona Mc Geady F32 2752 Rosleen Brennan F32 2544 Julie Murphy F32.06 2779 Rosaleen Gallagher F32.12 2746 Ann Marie Gallagher F32.15 2707 Diane Mc Mahon F32.38 2757 Grace Murray F32.41 2541 Kathleen Mc Court F33.12 2717 Eileen Mc Laughlin F33.5 2542 Sharon Mc Laughlin F34.53 2754 Sinead Gallagher F35.52 2548 Ann Quinn F36.25 2790 Orla Mc Ginty Child36.29 2775 Emma Mc Connell F36.3 2554 Fidelma Gallagher F36.35 2795 Eoin Gallagher Child36.36 2791 Lee Mc Ginty Child36.37 2770 Frances mc Bride F36.38 2736 Eileen Kelly F36.49 2797 Brendan Gallagher m39.2 2753 Louise Gillen F40.32 2786 Gerard Forde M45.03 2783 Gemma Spratt F45.03 2784 Anna Spratt F45.46 2562 Treasa Gallagher F45.54 2561 Hugh Gallagher M45.54 2567 Tara Copper F45.54 2568 Hugo Copper M46.44 2765 Helen Shields F46.44 2766 Ann Patterson F47.01 2771 Siobhan Mc Laughlin F47.03 2772 Niamh Mc Laughlin Child49.36 2555 Rosaleen Mc Daid F49.36 2559 Paul Gallagher M49.36 2560 Cian Gallagher ChildDOHERTY IS FIRST HOME IN AN CRAOBHIN OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 5K was last modified: March 16th, 2014 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:5kAn CraoibhinResultslast_img read more

first_imgENDA PUTS ‘McNULTY-GATE’ IN THE FRAME – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 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:cartoonistdonegalEnda KennyJarlajohn mcnultylast_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny man who attempted to head-butt a nightclub bouncer after he was removed from the premises has been fined €150.Paul Brogan, from 5 Binnion Avenue, appeared in court charged with assault outside Voodoo Nightclub on September 14th last.The court heard that Brogan, 47, had 19 previous convictions for various offenses including intoxication and using threatening and abusive behaviour. On the night of the offense, Gardai arrived to find Brogan being restrained by nightclub security staff.At one stage he lunged and tried to headbutt a member of the security team but did not connect, according to Garda Inspector David Kelly.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said his client had been under pressure from the sale of his family home which he said had put him “over the edge.”He added that Brogan had no real memory of what had happened and had apologised to staff and the Gardai.He is an electrician but had found it difficult to get work during the recession.Judge Paul Kelly fined Brogan €150.MAN TRIED TO HEADBUTT BOUNCER OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:assaultcourtdonegalletterkennynightclubPaul Broganlast_img read more

first_imgSANTA ANA – The family of an Orange County woman who died last year after taking the so-called abortion pill has sued the drug’s U.S. marketer, alleging the company did not sufficiently warn women of potential risks. Hoa Thuy Tran, 21, a student from Fountain Valley, died in 2003 after taking RU-486 and a follow-up drug to end a pregnancy. She is one of four U.S. women – all from California – who are reported to have died of infection after taking the pill. RU-486, approved by federal regulators in 2000, is manufactured by New York-based Danco Laboratories and sold under the brand name Mifeprex. A company spokeswoman did not return a phone call Friday. The case was filed last week in Orange County Superior Court. In addition to Danco, Tran’s family sued Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties and the Population Council, a nonprofit research organization that conducted clinical trials on RU-486. Kimberlee Ward, vice president of public affairs at Planned Parenthood, told the paper that her organization cannot comment on the suit. She added, “We are very sorry and express our sympathy to the family for any death that has occurred.” The Population Council has yet to be served with the suit and declined to comment on pending litigation. The FDA approved Mifeprex to terminate pregnancy up to 49 days after the beginning of the last menstrual cycle. The drug blocks progesterone, a hormone required to sustain a pregnancy. When followed by the second drug, misoprostol, Mifeprex terminates the pregnancy. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “She was not given any warnings of any risk of death, of any risk of infection,” attorney Mark G. Crawford, who is representing Tran’s husband, Charlie Nguyen, and her 5-year-old daughter, Destiny Nguyen, told a Los Angeles newspaper. “There had been two prior deaths by then. There was a risk out there,” Crawford said. The suit said Tran took Mifeprex on Dec. 23, 2003, at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Costa Mesa and was sent home with instructions to take the follow-up drug, misoprostol, a day or two later. She then traveled with friends to Las Vegas, where she collapsed. She died Dec. 29. The four California cases involving the pill are under investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local health agencies. last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOYS WATER POLO DEL RIO LEAGUE Whittier 18, La Serna 8 Whittier 4 4 4 6 18 La Serna 2 3 2 1 9 Whittier scoring: Cody Calleros 6, Cory Baccus 4, Caleb Manning 3, John Schmidtbauer 2, Marcelo Guzman 2, Miguel Villalobos 1. La Serna scoring: Josh Cotton 3, Marshall Guiboa 3, John Mooney 1, Brant Anderson 1. Shots: Whittier 28, La Serna 23. Goalie saves: Cameron Boulter (W) 5, Matt Villanueva (LS) 5. Records (overall, league): Whittier 17-2, 3-0; La Serna 7-17, 2-1. California 14, Santa Fe 4 California 3 7 4 0 14 Santa Fe 0 1 1 2 4 California scoring: Justin Balke 4, Michael Salas 4, Eric Bihr 2, James Garland, Steven Garcia, Connor Uroff, Dylan Logas. Santa Fe scoring: Mark Colon 3, Michael Alvarado. Shots: California 21, Santa Fe 17. Goalie saves: Manny Romero (C) 4; Marcel Bonee (C) 7; Robert Maddex (SF) 6. Records (overall, league): California 11-7, 2-1; Santa Fe 0-3 in league. El Rancho 19, Pioneer 9 El Rancho 5 5 3 6 19 Pioneer 3 1 5 0 x El Rancho scoring: AJ Abrego 6, Edgar Rodriguez 6, (Rest of El Rancho’s scoring unavailable). Pioneer scoring: Josh Del Toro 2, Peter Quintero, Luis Hernandez, Edgar Sanchez 5. Shots: El Rancho 6; Pioneer 6. Goalie saves: Ethan Taylor (P) 10. Record: Pioneer 6-6. SAN ANTONIO LEAGUE Rowland 16, Nogales 6 Rowland 5 5 5 1 16 Nogales 1 0 1 4 6 Rowland scoring: Michael Edwards 6, Anthony Miller 3, Steven Gonzales 2, Louis Takagi 2, Jonathan Hale, Daniel Tsen, Simon Bernal. Nogales scoring: Manuel Najera 3, Alfredo Villapendo, Juan Villapendo, Jeremy Arellanez. Shots: Rowland 16; Nogales 8. Goalie saves: Steve Wosman (R) 8; Magic Olmos (N) 9. Records (overall, league): Rowland 17-6, 4-0; Nogales 8-11, 1-3. GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Chaminade 3, Bonita 2 @SOC.BOX1:Bonita 0 2–2 @SOC.BOX2:Chaminade 2 1–3 Bonita scoring: Kristen Kennedy (unassisted), Shawna Hardy (unassisted). Chaminade scoring: Shannon Bondy 3 (unassisted). Shots: Bonita 12; Chaminade 9. Goalie saves: Kristine Leonard (B) 6; Kristi Sritschner (C) 5. Records (overall, league): Bonita 11-4-2, 3-3; Chaminade 8-4, 5-1. GIRLS SOCCER SUNSET LEAGUE Glendora 6, Louisville 0 @SOC.BOX1:Glendora 4 2–6 @SOC.BOX2:Louisville 0 0–0 Glendora scoring: Davina Carrillo 3 (unassisted, Annie Brown, Bridgette Horwath), Katie Ruth (Dina Devine), Kendall Hentch (Carrillo), Kylie Landeros (Ruth). Shots: Glendora 26. Goalie saves: Christine Lloyd (G) 2. Record (overall, league): Glendora 9-1-2, 5-0-1. GIRLS TENNIS MONTVIEW LEAGUE Sierra Vista 16, La Puente 2 At Sierra Vista HS Singles: Sierra Vista — Vanessa Acosta 3-0, Denise Garcia 2-1, Yesenia Guzman 3-0. La Puente –Melanie Gonzalez 0-3, Jessica Ly 0-3, Hellen Leao 1-2. Doubles: Sierra Vista — Christine Do-Rocio Garcia 2-1, Strinna Trin-Suzanna Lieu 3-0, Amy Lay-Tracy Trin 3-0. La Puente — Margarita Ramos-Shirley Wong 1-2, Vanessa Lopez-Adrianna Mancilla 0-3, Natalie Velasques-Heidi Ignacio 0-3. Records: Sierra Vista 10-1, 5-1; La Puente 1-5 in league. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Covina 11, Baldwin Park 4 (Rain) At Covina HS Singles: Covina — Jacqueline Nguyen 1-1, Meg Tiangco 0-2, Benya Pokpongkiat 2-0. Baldwin Park –Chinh Tran 2-0, Amy Lai 1-1, Stephanie Huynh 0-2. Doubles: Covina –Melissa Salas-Wendy Ojeda 3-0, Grace Liao-Kimee Sarcos 3-0, Rebecca Prelle-Jazmyn Lopez 2-0, Prelle-Marr Tiangco 0-1. Baldwin Park –Suzie Nguyen- Mai Fon 0-3, Alicia Raygoza-Martha Herrera 0-3, Blanca Cazares-Ricio Cazares 1-2. Records (overall, league): Covina 15-0, 7-0; Baldwin Park 10-7, 5-2. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DEL REY LEAGUE At St. Paul HS St. Paul def. Cantwell Sacred Heart 25-14, 25-13, 25-10. Records (overall, league): Cantwell 2-10, 0-4; St. Paul 6-7, 2-2. Notes: Kristin Mendoza (SP) 12 kills, 7 blocks; Lisset Magdaleno (SP) 12 kills. At Bishop Amat HS Bishop Amat def. St Monica’s 25-20, 20-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-12. Records (overall, league): St. Monica’s 3-1 in league; Bishop Amat 12-4, 4-0. Notes: Alyssa Ramirez (BA) 10 kills, 5 aces; Vanessa Alvarez (BA) 28 kills; Juanise Cornell (BA) 19 kills. AUHC7:DEL RIO LEAGUE At Sierra Educational Center El Rancho def. California, 25-16, 25-18, 25-12. Records (overall, league): El Rancho 14-4, 5-0; California 8-5, 3-2. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (ER) 12 kills, Megan Barr (ER) 11 kills, Marissa Rangel (C) 8 kills. At Whittier HS Santa Fe def. 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. Records (overall, league): Santa Fe 11-4, 4-1; Whittier 1-4 in league. Notes: Ivana Mendez (SF) 14 kills. At La Serna HS La Serna def. Pioneer 23-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-19. Records (overall, league): Pioneer 0-5 in league; La Serna 5-9, 2-3. Notes: Nicole Holmes (LS) 12 kills, Chelsey Cook 10, Cerda (P) 10; Cynthia Mendoza (LS) 6 aces, Vega (P) 5, Rios (P) 5. OLYMPIC LEAGUE At Brentwood HS Brentwood def. Whittier Christian 25-19, 25-20, 25-21. Records (overall, league): Whittier Christian 5-5, 2-2. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

first_imgTUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 946-5222. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org THURSDAY High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. at Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Catherine Tedeski at (661) 273-7296. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a mixer and karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided for a nominal charge. Reservations must be made by noon Friday. Call (661) 267-2586. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet, 12:30 p.m. at Don Cucos Mexican Restaurant, 1106 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Friday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgSACRAMENTO – California lawmakers won’t have to worry about a multibillion budget deficit next year, for the first time in four years, thanks to an unexpected jump in tax income and ongoing spending cuts, according to a report released Wednesday. But Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill tempered the good news with a warning that the state has not solved its long-term spending problems, and she warned that big deficits will return in 2007-2008 unless additional steps are taken. “The state has to keep its foot on the gas pedal of getting its fiscal house in order,” Hill said at a news conference at her office near the Capitol. “We are not out of the woods yet, and those operating shortfalls are very important.” The report from the nonpartisan legislative analyst stands in sharp contrast to a prediction from her office in July that the 2005-2006 fiscal year will generate a shortfall of at least $6 billion. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Now, the outlook has been drastically changed by a combination of factors. First, an improving economy will produce billions more in personal and corporate tax income through the end of this fiscal year and next fiscal year. Second, spending cuts imposed in the current budget are also reducing the problem. Hill said that the state will have $5.2 billion more than expected at the end of next fiscal year, which will more than cover a projected shortfall, revised downward to $4 billion, and leave a reserve of $1.2 billion. The improved outlook also put a twist on arguments made by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during this month’s special election in support of Proposition 76 – a measure that would have given the governor new authority for cutting spending without legislative approval. Schwarzenegger told voters that the state was in a crisis and taxes might have to be raised if the initiative wasn’t passed. Voters did not seem to accept his argument and overwhelmingly turned down the proposal. A spokesman for Schwarzenegger’s Department of Finance said decisions about the governor’s budget proposal for next year are still in the works – but the report from the legislative analyst was clearly good news. “When the governor took office, he said he was going to put the state on a multiyear workout program, just like a company facing bankruptcy,” said H.D. Palmer, Finance Department spokesman. “The report, we believe, indicates that the governor’s work plan is paying dividends.” Hill said that she expects the California economy to soften somewhat in the 2005-2006 fiscal year because of higher interest rates and higher energy costs. But the economy will begin growing again at a modest rate in 2006-2007, she believes. She noted that business activity last year and this year accounts for a big share of the windfall of tax money. She warned lawmakers to be careful not to assume that improved conditions will continue again next year. On the spending side, a big part of the saving came from a controversial decision by Schwarzenegger not to give schools an additional $2 billion they wanted – money that would have exceeded the voter-approved funding guarantee for education. Some critics said lawmakers should not forget those costs to schools. “California still owes a large debt to California students,” state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said in a printed statement. He estimated that the bill owed to schools now stands at $3 billion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgEDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Personnel of the joint strike fighter integrated test force are testing possible methods for decontaminating an aircraft exposed to chemical or biological weapons. The joint strike fighter is the first U.S. fighter aircraft to have a requirement for both chemical and biological survivability. Being done on a recently retired Edwards Air Force Base F-16 jet, the test uses a simulated chemical agent and a simulated biological agent. The biological tests use a harmless spore that has the same hardiness characteristics as biological agents such as anthrax. The spore was injected into the jet’s running engine to contaminate the plane’s environmental control systems, said Mark Chace, program manager of the JSF Integrated Test Force. The testing began in October and is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 20. Future tests are expected on the F-35 environmental support system, support equipment, pilot flight equipment, and a complete F-35. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The aircraft was pulled inside a portable, inflatable rubber hangar and exposed to vaporized hydrogen peroxide for two or three days. The vaporized hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen. The team has completed one of three biological trials, and is in the third of four chemical trials. The final biological trial will be this week, and the remaining chemical trial will follow, Chace said. For the chemical tests, the aircraft is sprayed with a vaporized simulated chemical agent, then put inside a hangar for decontamination using heat at about 180 degrees Fahrenheit or six days, a process called “accelerated weathering.” The heat brings the chemical agent down to acceptable levels so the maintenance and air crew don’t have to wear chemical warfare protective gear, Chace said. The aircraft is closely monitored by air samples, video surveillance and temperature sensors during the entire process. last_img read more

first_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team returns from a week off from game action on Tuesday night when it travels to UNI for Missouri Valley Conference play. First kick is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday night at UNI (7-5-2, 1-1-1 MVC), the Bulldogs are trying to secure their first MVC win this season. Drake suffered close defeats to Evansville and Indiana State in its first league games. Illinois State Live Stats UNI has just three regular season games, including two Valley contests, remaining after Tuesday night’s meeting. The Panthers are led in goals scored by Sarah Brandt’s five. Drake and UNI battled to a 1-1 draw last season in Des Moines.  Print Friendly Version Story Links Following their two conference games this week, the Bulldogs visit Iowa State on Oct. 18 for a 7 p.m. game with the Cyclones. Illinois State (7-5-2, 1-0-1 MVC) travels to Chicago to play at Loyola Wednesday night. The Redbirds have not lost a game since Sept. 8 at then No. 24 Northwestern. ISU is 5-0-2 during that span with a big win at Indiana State (4-0) and a 1-1 tie against Missouri State Sunday afternoon. Lauren Koehl has a league-leading 10 goals this season. Drake rallied for a 3-2 win over Illinois State last season for its first win in the series since 2005. Drake has four MVC matches remaining this season as the Bulldogs look to carry over their defensive pressure from non-conference play to league action to help secure victories. Drake is 9-1-1 in non-conference games and has allowed just four goals while the Bulldogs have allowed four goals in their two MVC losses. Following Tuesday’s road game, Drake (9-3-1, 0-2-0 MVC) hosts Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 15 for a 7 p.m. game. UNI Live Stats last_img read more

first_imgThe Bulldogs welcome back a pair of double-digit scorers this year, but also return one key component that the team was without for the bulk of last season in junior guard, C.J. Rivers.Rivers started in 11 of the first 16 games of 2015-16 before suffering a broken bone in his left hand. The injury forced him to the bench for nearly the rest of the season before returning for the season finale at the MVC Tournament. Rivers will take to the court with the rest of the team this Friday, Nov. 11, for the Bulldogs’ first game of the season against South Dakota with tipoff scheduled for 8:35 p.m.While the injury physically sidelined Rivers, it helped him grow as a leader and a more cerebral player.”It helped in two major ways,” Rivers said of how the injury made him better. “First, it forced me to be more of a leader because the only way I could be a leader was to be vocal. Second, I saw things from a different perspective. I was able to take everything in and pick the coaches’ brains.”The role of a vocal leader forced the normally soft-spoken Rivers outside of his comfort zone, especially for a player who just in his second year in the program.”The toughest part was being so young and I only had one season under my belt and didn’t know what I needed to be saying,” Rivers said. “Learning that helps me now to know what needs to be said and when.”Before the injury, Rivers had earned a starting role primarily due to his defense while averaging 3.8 points per game. In the game before being sidelined, Rivers poured in a career-high 13 points against Indiana State and appeared to be hitting his stride. But three days later he went to the floor at UNI’s McLeod Center with the near season-ending injury. Watching the next 14 games and countless practices tested Rivers’ resolve as the Bulldogs struggle on the court.”Obviously, I wanted to be on the court, and that was the toughest part,” Rivers said. “We went through a tough patch, and I felt helpless having to watch my team and not being able to help.”Rivers worked his way back onto the court and spent the entire offseason trying to return not just to form, but to expanding his game and becoming more of an offensive threat. During the summer months, Rivers committed to making 100,000 jump shots, a feat he accomplished.”I’ve been shooting and getting acclimated after the injury to my shooting hand,” Rivers said. “Just getting the feeling and muscle memory back in that hand was the biggest thing for me to accomplish.”With those hours of hard work and frustration of being sidelined for nearly all of the Valley season last year, Rivers is more than excited to get back under the bright lights on the Knapp Center court.”I’m chomping at the bit,” Rivers said. “I’m looking forward to putting everything together that I’ve been working on through the offseason. I’m excited to help my team out.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) of the Drake University track and field team has been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Wednesday, April 18. Rolle was honored for her performance from April 9-15. Rolle’s honor brings the Bulldogs total up to 24 Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors this season, the most of any Valley program. 2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 10 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 10 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballJan. 17 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballJan. 17 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 31 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Maddy Dean, Women’s BasketballFeb. 14 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballMarch 1 – Reed Timmer, Women’s BasketballMarch 7 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballMarch 14 – Maddy Dean, Women’s BasketballMarch 21 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballApril 4 – Taryn Pena, SoftballApril 18 – Taryn Rolle, Track and Field Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Rolle shattered a Drake school record last weekend with a jump of 41-8.5 (12.71m) in the triple jump at the Jim Duncan Invitational. The effort bested the field by more than six feet to win the event and the mark is the best this season in The Valley by more than seven inches. Rolle’s performance also ranks in the top 40 nationally. Additionally, Rolle ran a leg on the winning 4×100 meter relay that finished with a time of 47.23. Rolle is a senior majoring in marketing and public relations and holds a 3.79 GPA.last_img read more

first_img MVC Release/Video DES MOINES, Iowa – Senior midfielder Vanessa Kavan was featured in the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight this week in recognition of her success on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. The Drake women welcomed a new member, Breslyn, to the team earlier this year. The six-year-old Breslyn was diagnosed with leukemia at age three, but she rang the bell in 2018 signaling her final chemo treatment. “I think being involved in the community is so important because it’s the best and easiest way to better your environment,” Kavan said. “It’s a great way to do the right thing. If you’re reaching toward this common goal with your community, you can make yourself better, you can make others better, and make all of your surroundings better. It’s incredibly important to live a positive and happy life.” A marketing major with a minor in graphic design, Kavan touts a 3.99 GPA and has been recognized before for her achievements in the classroom. In 2018, Kavan was named to the MVC’s Scholar-Athlete First Team, and earlier this year she received the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. “Those are super meaningful because they show that I’ve put in so much work and it’s being recognized,” Kavan said. “It’s just a great honor to be a scholar athlete for the MVC.” Print Friendly Version Kavan has completed multiple internships in her time at Drake, highlighted by her time working for Above and Beyond Cancer and Closing the Care Gap. She also makes sure to fill a backpack with school supplies every Christmas to donate to a family in need. Breslyn and her family started Breslyn’s Blankets of Love to ensure the kids in hospitals would feel safe and comfortable. Kavan and her teammates raised money for the foundation and spent an afternoon making blankets to donate. To qualify for the spotlight, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, have completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution, and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Student-athletes are also evaluated on their campus involvement and community service. Drake head coach Lindsey Horner pushes an initiative called Community in Action, or CIA, that encourages her team to spend time improving the lives of those around them. Kavan and her teammates dedicated themselves to the Courage League, an organization that enables kids with disabilities to participate in sports. Story Linkslast_img read more

first_imgMANAGER Joe McKelvey led Donegal Vocational Schools to a fourth straight success with victory over Cavan at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.In a superb battle, the Donegal lads eventually won out with goals the difference – 3-13 to 1-13.Darach O’Connor was the hero on the night – and a supersub at that. He came on 13 minutes into the second half and scored two goals and two points – and set up Donegal’s third goal.As tactical changes go, McKelvey couldn’t have got it more right.No wonder O’Connor is being tipped for future senior success for club and county.  DONEGAL WIN FOURTH VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS TITLE IN A ROW was last modified: November 27th, 2013 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:CavandonegalVocational Schools Finallast_img read more

first_imgTHE IRISH Coast Guard has issued an urgent weather warning.With high seas due in the next 12 hours, driven by a storm, the organisation has issued the following advice:* The public is advised to stay away from the shoreline and to avoid engaging in water sports * Do not venture out unnecessarily when gale force conditions are forecast* Avoid exposed coasts, cliff paths and coastal areas during inclement weather this week* Owners of small vessels and fishing vessels in coastal waters should seek shelter and secure them properly with moorings.If you do see someone in difficulty in the sea, on the shore, cliffs, lakes or rivers, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.  COAST GUARD ISSUES URGENT WEATHER WARNING was last modified: January 5th, 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:Advicecoast guardweather warninglast_img read more

first_imgCustoms and Excise officials are carrying out a blitz on cars on the outskirts of Letterkenny today.The officials are checking cars for illegal fuel and also for the non-payment of VRT of vehicles close to the Manorcuningham Roundabout. A number of cars have been detained and people questioned by the officers.It is believed it is part of an ongoing blitz.   CUSTOMS SET UP BLITZ ON OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 27th, 2014 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:Customs and ExciseletterkennyVRTlast_img read more

first_imgFashionista Friday is a virtual feast of finding out how to look and feel good.The event takes place at the Clanree HotelThe event, which is in aid of Breast Cancer, is on this Friday, April 4 at 7.30pm in the Clanree Hotel and is a night of fun and fashion for all.Photographer Christina J Irwin will be telling us ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and how to take the perfect selfie. Chef Martin Anderson of the Crest Catering Company and Moonshine Coffee Shop and Sarah Marie McDevitt from SM Fitness and Pinehill Studios will be putting contestants through their paces in the Generation Game.We will also have a fashion show with Watsons Menwear, Clare Clothing and Annabelle’s Design Millinery.Ciara McVeigh-Lunn from LK Hair Design will also be taking to the stage to shave Ryan Dunnion’s head who is raising money for the Irish Cancer Society on behalf of his teenage sister Emma Dunnion.Guests will be treated to a wine, chocolate and candy buffet reception on arrival and their are goody bags for the first 50 people in the door. Our tickets will also get you into Voodoo Vintage for free before 12.30am We also have many other local business’s showcasing their products in support of Breast Cancer including Nu-skin anti aging, Glow and Go, McCullaghs Jewellers, Ark Age Aware Skincare , Kiln Time, Beauty by Grainne, Coole Swan, Forever Living, Acea, Kara Gems and I Want Candy, Ireland.Tickets are €15 and are available in the Clanree Hotel, LK Hair Design and Watsons Menswear, our Facebook address is www.facebook.com/fashionistafridaylk LOOKING GOOD NAKED AND KEEPING FIT AMONG TOP TIPS FOR BREAST CANCER EVENT was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 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

first_imgDRUMKEEN LOCAL NOTESDrumkeen Community 5th Annual Car WashOur annual community car wash will take place this Sun 15th June from 10 am – 3 pm. This year the proceeds will go towards the upkeep/repair of St. Bridget’s well and the local youth club. We would like to invite everyone to come along and lend a hand on the day and make it another fantastic community event. Drumkeen Youth ClubOur end of year club trip takes place this Sat 14th June going to Arena 7 for Laser World, bowling and food. The bus will leave St. Patrick’s hall at 11:30 am and return at approximately 3:00 pm. There will be no youth club on Fri 13th June. We would like to thank everyone who helped make it such a successful year, enjoy the summer. Zorb FootballThe World Cup kicked off early last Fri in Drumkeen with our first ever Zorb football match. This is football with a slight difference where each player is inside a bubble and the aim is to score goals and knock over your opponent or team mate at the same time, if you want to do a bit of exercise and have a lot of fun, then Zorb football is for you, we already have had loads of enquiries about the rematch. Contact Benny on 086 4562271 for details.Barn DanceA fundraising Barn Dance will take place in St. Patrick’s hall Drumkeen in aid of Barnes View ward St. Joseph’s hospital on Fri 27th June 2014 commencing at 8:30 pm. Music by Workmates & Country Disco. Admission is only €10 including supper. Prize for best dressed, Contact Andrena on 087 1369788 or Charlie on 087 7728608 for your tickets.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 04th June.04, 08, 12, 17. No jackpot winner. Pat Mc Namee, Drumkeen wins €100. Next week’s jackpot €2,450. Go raibh maith agat.AB Fitness Due to the huge success of the Boot camp another is scheduled for Mon 16th June just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details.Spinning classes also continue mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone, check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Blessing of the GravesThe annual blessing of the graves will take place in Drumkeen on Sunday 15th June and in Convoy on Saturday 28th June. Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL: DATE SET FOR DRUMKEEN’S ANNUAL CAR WASH was last modified: June 7th, 2014 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

first_imgMcMenamin didn’t even issue an apology in courtSICK friends of a thug who attacked a defenceless couple in a food outlet have issued threats against their supporters.Trolls took to Facebook to defend thug Cillian McMenamin after he was jailed for a year for an outrageous attack on a couple in Dungloe. McMenamin lashed out at Patrick McKelvey and his wife Sharon as they stopped for something to eat after work in the town in April last year.They both suffered severe injuries when Mr McKelvey objected to racist abuse being dished out to staff at the Midnight Express outlet.McMenamin didn’t apologise in court for his behaviour.And when local people rallied around the McKelveys to give them support in the wake of McMenamin’s conviction, they faced dire abuse – and threats – from his supporters.“Disapproval of his behavior on the night of the attack on the McKelvey couple as expressed in Facebook comments by local outraged people were answered by Cillian’s support group who wanted to claim that his behaviour could be explained entirely in terms of his addiction problems and lack of experience, in such a way as to convince them of their lack of compassion and understanding,” said one local woman.“This argument forced them to withdraw their comments. I received a private message informing me of my own family’s shortcomings, and urging me to reconsider my comments, in the light of my own shortcomings, and those of my family.“It is interesting that Cillian’s support group actually have the power to silence the people who want to publicly disapprove of what he did to the McKelveys, perhaps in the vain hope that if similar attacks happen again in the town, it will be blamed on a misunderstanding of racial points of view, inexperience, and the power of addiction.”Another supporter of the McKelveys told us: “I was also threatened to withdraw comments in their support. It was just incredible.“These people are blinded to what happened; it was all ok for them that something like this could happen. It would fit them better to apologise instead of making excuses for this moron.”McMenamin was jailed for a year by Judge Paul Kelly who described the incident as outrageous.PALS OF TAKEAWAY ATTACK THUG ISSUE ONLINE THREATS TO VICTIMS was last modified: June 23rd, 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:assaultattackCillian McMenamindungloelast_img read more

first_imgStaff at Letterkenny General Hospital say there is gridlock in the hospital this morning.Letterkenny General HospitalThere are a number of patients in corridors and the accident and emergency department is also overcrowded.The new 18 bed Medical 5 Ward, due to open three weeks ago, is still not functioning. Management has blamed a lack of staff for not being able to open the facility.However hospital staff claim nurses are refusing to work in the unit because they are being offered only a 20 hour week run over three month contracts.A staff member, who has 20 years service in the hospital, said she has never seen it as bad.“It’s simply gridlock and it’s this way every Monday and Tuesday. A major pattern is building up and nothing is being done about it. “These are dangerous working conditions and the staff are at the frontline in dealing with patients.“Management need to do something about this before the hospital falls to its knees. This is no way to run a hospital,” she said.And not for the first time Letterkenny General Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today.The latest figures from Irish Nurse and midwives Organisation) shows there are currently 31 people on trolleys – and a further 20 people are on trolleys while a further 11 are ‘in wards’. GRIDLOCK AT HOSPITAL AS NEW MEDICAL WARD REMAINS CLOSED was last modified: July 30th, 2014 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:casualtygridlockLetterkenny General Hospitalovercrowdingwardslast_img read more

first_imgThe final of the €200 Track Buster 525 Final is the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium.The meeting also includes the semi-finals of the Buy a Buster 575.There are 12 races on the card. The runners are (first race 8.00pm): Race 1 (350 yards) 1, Steeple Rd Rio; 2, Fernhill Travis; 3, Toogoodtoobeat; 4, Accordion Ed; 5, Carn Blossom; 6, Freddys Trooper.Race 2 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Killdallon Rapid; 2, Wilma; 3, Coolcholly Kate; 4, Ballougry Bound; 5, Ballymoss Ace; 6, Rusty Nuts.Race 3 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Imperial Swift; 2, Fridays Fortune; 3, Callyourselfadog; 4, Oghill Hack; 5, Psycho Bob; 6, Ardnasool Kagawa.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Killacolla Babe; 2, Mullrook Kofi; 3, Smurfing Flame; 4, Kagawa; 5, Killuran Brae; 6, Thunder Castle. Race 5 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Crossleigh Thyme; 2, Tahina Kellie; 3, Storm Warrior; 4, Altmore Champ; 5, Farloe Pixie; 6, Turbine Tulip.Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Tahina Ned; 2, Carn Ron; 3, Curragh Brae; 4, Tae End Maddy; 5, Knockmant Junior; 6, Cabragh Fox.Race 7 “Like” Us on Facebook 750 (750 yards): 1, Budders Reward; 2, Train Black; 3, Solvitas Pearl; 4, Hi Dibbles; 5, Hanoras Dream; 6, Glenside Amber.Race 8 www.liffordgreyhounds.com (525 yards): 1, Keady Brae Dan; 2, Altmore Rose; 3, Bandicoot Remi; 4, Mullrook No Cash; 5, Rocky Black; 6, Dartrey Snow.Race 9 €200 Track Buster 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Quare Flame; 2, Fernhill Dice; 3, Swanson Rosette; 4, Tydon Marquis; 5, Tommylees Buddy; 6, Flaming Ember. Race 10 McMahons Builders Providers 525 Stake (525 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer; 2, Nosey Meg; 3, Belindas Cruise; 4, Flaming Jenny; 5, Smurfing Manx; 6, Fridays Brett.Race 11 Buy Buster 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Mongys Girl; 2, Mr Bishop; 3, Kingsmill Aguero; 4, Do It Ruso; 5, Dirt Brid; 6, Raughan Blaze.Race 12 Buy a Buster 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Total Motion; 2, Dynamo Millar; 3, Take Cover; 4, Corrin Ruby; 5, Blackmagic Woman; 6, Helens Magic.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: September 27th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

first_imgIreland have won the Women’s RBS 6 Nations championship after hammering Scotland in at Broadwood Stadium.Nora StapletonAnd Donegal stars Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton played their part in the victory.Ireland ran in eleven tries against a Scottish side that could not deal with their power and technique. Alison Miller scored a hat-trick of fantastic tries, and there were also five-pointers for captain Niamh Briggs, who opened Ireland’s account, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien, Gillian Bourke, Paula Fitzpatrick, Sophie Spence, Tania Rosser and Jenny Murphy.With France having beaten England by six points last night, Ireland went into the game knowing that a 27-point winning margin would secure not only the Triple Crown but the overall title, and they easily achieved that.The result completes a remarkable first, as Ireland’s women join their male counterparts in taking the Six Nations title.It is the second time Ireland Women have won the title, after their grand slam success in 2013. DONEGAL RUGBY STARS MULDOON AND STAPLETON STAR AS IRELAND WIN SIX NATIONS was last modified: March 22nd, 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:Larissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBYSIX NATIONSlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal North East Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said that his party will carry out a targeted campaign in a bid to stop the government’s proposed cuts to Lone Parent Allowance. Deputy Mac Lochlainn said Sinn Féin activists would deliver thousands of post cards throughout the county which members of the public can send to Joan Burton to register their opposition to the cuts.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said, “The 7000 lone parents in Donegal – most of whom are in fact working – will suffer a financial loss of up to €86 per week if Tánaiste Joan Burton proceeds with the cut next month. “Cuts to the Lone Parent Allowance will drive some families into poverty and have negative consequences for all.“Lone parent families are among the most vulnerable people in our society.  CSO figures show that 63% of lone parent families are living without basic necessities.“There is also a disturbing increase in homelessness among these one parent families with figures from the Tenancy Protection Service showing that more than 60% of households seeking urgent assistance are lone parent households.“Thousands of families are struggling to survive on the limited income they have. Minister Burton promised that these cuts would not be enacted without affordable childcare and afterschool care.However these provisions were not put in place and the cuts are now less than a month away.The change on July 2nd will drive working lone parents away from paid work.“In response to this proposed cut, Sinn Féin in Donegal and across the state has launched a campaign to put pressure on the Tánaiste to reverse this decision.“We will deliver thousands of postcards, addressed to Joan Burton, highlighting the difficulties these families face, and urging her to reverse the cuts immediately. “There is still time to row back. The cost of not doing so will be huge.“I would ask everyone in the county who receives a postcard to fill it out and send it to the Minister. Anyone who would like more can contact my constituency office on 074 93 22697 and we will arrange for them to be sent to you.”DONEGAL SINN FÉIN LAUNCH TARGETED CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT LONE PARENT ALLOWANCE CUTS was last modified: June 5th, 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:newsPoliticslast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin public representatives, Deputies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and their nine county councillors have expressed their concern about proposals to scale back the NowDoc service in the county. They’ve released a statement saying, “We are concerned about proposals to scale back the NowDoc service in North and West Donegal.“People living in rural areas must have equality of access to vital health services with those living in urban areas. Rather than adequately resource the  NowDoc service across Donegal, the HSE on behalf of the Government have placed the onus to deliver the service onto GPs.This has apparently stretched the resources of many GPs, particularly those serving rural communities.In turn proposals have emerged to reduce the current NowDoc service from a doctor and driver on call from 12pm to 8am at three locations in Carndonagh, Letterkenny and Gweedore down to two doctors and drivers based in Letterkenny but available to travel to meet patients in Carndonagh and Gweedore.The current practice of having a further GP on standby for emergencies will continue”. They continued, “The practical issue here is that many families live a short distance from the surgeries in Carndonagh and Gweedore.“If these proposals become a reality, typically the family calling out of hours and in worry and distress will have to wait much longer than at present for the doctor and driver to arrive.“This is a diminution in service and a loss, no matter how it is presented.“The bottom line is that GPs have been forced into this proposal due to a failure by the HSE to adequately resource the NowDoc service.“People living in rural areas of Donegal are being asked again to accept a scaling back of their primary health service and this is not acceptable. “We Sinn Féin public representatives are opposed to these proposals and we welcome the opposition of the other public representatives.“The HSE need to go back to the drawing board”.‘SCALING BACK OF NOWDOC SERVICES SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE’ – DONEGAL SINN FÉIN was last modified: June 8th, 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:newsPoliticslast_img read more

first_imgCOMPETITION: Management at the newly re-named Mulroy Woods Hotel formerly The Milford Inn are giving away an amazing FREE wedding package!Following on from their recent official launch of the Hotel we are really excited about launching our new all-inclusive Wedding Packages. With our fabulous tranquil setting, luxury Banqueting Suites, delicious food and great value offerings  we have the perfect setting to host your very special day.Catering for small and intimate to larger Wedding Receptions it will be your wedding, your way.The Glashagh Suite caters for up to 400 guests and the Mulroy Suite for up to 250 guests.To celebrate the launch of our new Wedding Packages we are giving away a Wedding Reception to one lucky couple! The free giveaway incorporates an all-inclusive Wedding Package including Champagne Reception on arrival for Bridal Party, overnight stay in Honeymoon Suite, Wedding Banquet with Wine, Evening Buffet, an invitation to return for your First Anniversary Dinner and much more!In addition to our free giveaway some of Donegal’s Top Wedding Suppliers have teamed up with us to give you even more!*Wedding video by Arthur Lynch Wedding Videos, Rathmullan *Elegant Suits from Evolve Menswear, Letterkenny *Bridal Car from Mc Laughlin Wedding Car Hire, Rathmullan *€500 Wedding Dress Voucher from Elite Brides, Letterkenny *Elegant Room Décor by Eventful, Ramelton *Bridal Bouquet from Ballyofey FloristOur Wedding Fayre takes place on Sunday November 01st in association with Donegal Event Management and the Winning Couple of this amazing prize will be announced on the Day!The couple who win on the day must be present in person to claim the prize so once you enter the competition put the Wedding Fayre date in your Diary!Email your entry to freewedding@mulrowoodshotel. com stating name’s of couple, address, mobile contact number and state the reason why you would like WIN A FREE WEDDING at the Mulroy Woods Hotel!!! We look forward to receiving all your entries over the coming weeks, the closing date for receipt of entry is Friday October 30th at 5.00pm.For further information on our Wedding Giveaway or to arrange an appointment to come and view our facilities and meet the team, contact Siobhán on 074 9153313 or by email to freewedding@mulroywoodshotel. comIt will be our pleasure to welcome you, come visit soon.WIN THE FREE WEDDING RECEPTION OF YOUR DREAMS WITH MULROY WOODS HOTEL! was last modified: October 1st, 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:BusinessFeaturesMulroy Woods Hotelnewslast_img read more

first_imgICOS welcomes Budget 2016 as targeted, balanced and fair for the agri-food sectorThe Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd today welcomed the budget announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin.ICOS represents over 130 co-operatives in Ireland – including the Irish dairy processing co-operatives and livestock marts – whose associated businesses have a combined turnover in the region of €14 billion, with some 150,000 individual members, employing 12,000 people in Ireland, and a further 24,000 people overseas. The ICOS President, Martin Keane welcomed the overall budgetary package for the farming community as “targeted, balanced and fair”.Mr. Keane stated that changes to income tax including the ‘Earned Income Tax Credit’ for the self-employed is a very welcome initiative. According to Mr. Keane, “the Earned Income Tax Credit to the value of €550 is a welcome initial first step by the Government to ensure equity and fairness in the income tax system.”ICOS also welcomed initiatives in today’s budget to extend stock relief measures for a further three years and actions to support farm succession.Mr. Keane added “Budgetary supports related to farm succession are extremely welcome as targeted agri taxation measures can assist with succession planning and improving the age profile of the farming sector, which is a critical challenge facing the entire agri-food sector. “The agri-food sector stands to benefit from the Knowledge Development Box proposal with a reduced rate of corporation tax for R&D spend. This is a positive measure which will enable the entire food industry to develop new products, add value and compete internationally, which ultimately will deliver the best possible return for farmers.“ICOS also welcomes the announcement by Minister Howlin to allocate additional funding to support agri-environmental and capital investment schemes under the Rural Development Programme. In addition, funding for a range of new schemes under the Seafood Development Programme is also welcome.”However, Mr. Keane expressed disappointment at the exclusion of an income deferral scheme in this year’s budget.Mr. Keane stated,  “We believe that an opportunity was missed to provide for measures to help farmers to manage volatility in this year’s budget.  A suite of volatility measures including taxation initiatives will be required to help farmers cope with fluctuations in milk price. ICOS urges the government to give greater consideration to the possibility of an income deferral scheme and we will continue to engage with government on this matter.” BUDGET 2016: CO-OP GROUPS WELCOME BUDGET was last modified: October 13th, 2015 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:budget 2016co-op groupslast_img read more

first_imgDDTV: Click on the video above to watch the fascinating insight into the training preparations currently being conducted by Joseph Duffy ahead of his headline fight in Dublin later this month.Duffy faces Dustin Poirier in an eagerly anticipated fight which takes place when the UFC rolls into Dublin on October 24th. Duffy trains at the one of the most famous training stables in the UFC – The Tristar Gym which is based in Montreal, Canada. In the video above it shows Duffy participating in ‘Shark Tanks’ which involves the Donegal man continuously sparring different opponents for 43 minutes.Duffy spars with one opponent for one minute – this process is repeated for 43 gruelling minutes.Duffy then shows viewers his living quarters and explains what life is like living in one of these dorms.To view the interesting video – simply click play on the video above.  DDTV: BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT JOSEPH DUFFY’S PREPARATION FOR UFC DUBLIN was last modified: October 15th, 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:DDTVnewsSportlast_img read more

first_imgFREE shots in this popular bar tonight if Manchester United lose to CSKA Moscow.A popular Donegal bar are giving away FREE shots if Manchester United lose their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow tonight.Management at Casadh An TSúgáin are offering patrons a FREE shot if Manchester United lose against their Russian opponents in tonight’s crunch clash in Moscow.Casadh An TSúgáin is located in the heart of Loughanure and is renowned for its fantastic coverage of all sports – and is usually packed for Champions League matches. However, a few more may put their head through the door tonight – especially if Manchester United are hurtling towards defeat against CSKA Moscow.The man responsible for the promotional offer Ruairí White – who is a massive Liverpool fan told Donegal Daily, “We giving all patrons a FREE shot if Manchester United lose tonight.“If tonight’s defeat resulted in their exit from the competition – we would give customers a FREE pint and a FREE shot.“However, it’s too early for that yet, but that offer WILL be available later in either the group stages, or the KO stages of the Champions League! It’s safe to say the owners of the bar and employees aren’t fond of Louis Van Gaal’s side.Supporters of Manchester United in the locality may avoid the bar tonight!The bar is owned by former Donegal player Stephen Cassidy, who is the elder brother of  two-time All-Star Kevin Cassidy.Both are massive Celtic supporters and we doubt a similar offer will be available tomorrow night if Celtic fail to beat Molde FC in Norway in the Europa League!Ruairí also quipped, “There’s no point in running the same promotional offer for Liverpool’s Europa League match tomorrow – as Liverpool will win with ease in Jurgen Klopp’s first game at Anfield!” PUNTERS IN ONE DONEGAL BAR ARE PRAYING FOR A MANCHESTER UNITED DEFEAT! was last modified: October 21st, 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:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

first_img Tags: World Cup 1966 The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 to 30 July. England was chosen as host of the 1966 World Cup in Rome, Italy on 22 August 1960, over rival bids from West Germany and Spain.Thirty-one African nations boycotted the tournament to protest a 1964 FIFA ruling that required the three second-round winners from the African zone to enter a play-off round against the winners of the Asian zone in order to qualify for the World Cup, as they felt winning their zone was enough in itself to merit qualification. They also protested against the readmission of South Africa to FIFA in 1963, despite its expulsion from CAF due to the Apartheid Regime in 1958.South Africa was subsequently assigned to the Asia and Oceania qualifying group before being disqualified after being suspended again due to pressure from other African nations in October 1964. Despite this, after FIFA refused to change the qualifying format, the African teams decided anyway to pull out of the World Cup until at least one African team had a place assured in the World Cup, something which was put in place for the 1970 FIFA World Cup and all subsequent World Cup finals.England captain Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup in 1966The format of the 1966 competition remained the same as 1962: 16 qualified teams were divided into four groups of four. Each group played a round-robin format. Two points were awarded for a win and one point for a draw, with goal average used to separate teams equal on points. The top two teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage.In the knockout games, if the teams were tied after 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time were played. For any match other than the final, if the teams were still tied after extra time, lots would be drawn to determine the winner. The final would have been replayed if tied after extra time. In the event, no replays or drawing of lots was necessary.The 1966 World Cup had a rather unusual hero off the field, a dog called Pickles. In the build-up to the tournament, the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen from an exhibition display. A nationwide hunt for the icon ensued. It was later discovered wrapped in newspaper as the dog sniffed under some bushes in London. The FA commissioned a replica cup in case the original cup was not found in time. This replica is held at the English National Football Museum in Manchester, where it is on display.The draw for the final tournament, taking place on 6 January 1966 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London was the first ever to be televised, with England, West Germany, Brazil and Italy as seeds.The opening match took place on Monday 11 July. With the exception of the first tournament, which commenced on 13 July 1930, every other tournament (up to and including 2018) has commenced in May or June. The final took place on 30 July 1966, the 36th anniversary of the first final. This remains the latest date that any tournament has concluded. The reason for the unusually late scheduling of the tournament appears to lie with the outside broadcast commitments of the BBC, which also had commitments to cover Wimbledon (which ran between 20 June and 2 July) and the Open Golf Championship (6 to 9 July).First Round:1966 was a World Cup with few goals as the teams began to play much more tactically and defensively. This was exemplified by Alf Ramsey’s England as they finished top of Group 1 with only four goals, but having none scored against them. They also became the first World Cup winning team not to win its first game in the tournament. Uruguay were the other team to qualify from that group at the expense of both Mexico and France. All the group’s matches were played at Wembley Stadium apart from the match between Uruguay and France which took place at White City Stadium.In Group 2, West Germany and Argentina qualified with ease as they both finished the group with 5 points, Spain managed 2, while Switzerland left the competition after losing all three group matches. FIFA cautioned Argentina for its violent style in the group games, particularly in the scoreless draw with West Germany, which saw Argentinean Rafael get sent off and suspended for the next match.In the northwest of England, Old Trafford and Goodison Park played host to Group 3 which saw the two-time defending champions Brazil finish in third place behind Portugal and Hungary, and be eliminated along with Bulgaria. Brazil were defeated 3–1 by Hungary in a classic encounter before falling by the same score line to Portugal in a controversial game. Portugal appeared in the finals for the first time, and made quite an impact. They won all three of their games in the group stage, with a lot of help from their outstanding striker Eusebio, whose nine goals made him the tournament’s top scorer.Group 4, however, provided the biggest upset when North Korea beat Italy 1–0 at Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough and finished above them, thus earning qualification to the next round along with the Soviet Union. This was the first time that a nation from outside Europe or the Americas had progressed from the first stage of a World Cup: the next would be Morocco in 1986.Quarter-finals, semi-finals, and third-place match:The quarter-finals provided a controversial victory for West Germany as they cruised past Uruguay 4–0; the South Americans claimed that this occurred only after the referee (who was Jim Finney, from England) had not recognised a handball by Schnellinger on the goal line and then had sent off two players from Uruguay: Horacio Troche and Hector Silva. It appeared as though the surprise package North Korea would claim another major upset in their match against Portugal at Goodison Park, when after 22 minutes they led 3–0. It fell to one of the greatest stars of the tournament, Eusebio, to change that. He scored four goals in the game and Jose Augusto added a fifth in the 78th minute to earn Portugal a 5–3 win.Meanwhile, in the other two games, Ferenc Bene’s late goal for Hungary against the Soviet Union, who were led by Lev Yashin’s stellar goalkeeping, proved little more than a consolation as they crashed out 2–1, and the only goal between Argentina and England came courtesy of England’s Geoff Hurst. During that controversial game (for more details see Argentina and England football rivalry), Argentina’s Antonio Rattin became the first player to be sent off in a senior international football match at Wembley. Rattín at first refused to leave the field and eventually had to be escorted by several policemen. After 30 minutes England scored the only goal of the match. This game is called el robo del siglo (the robbery of the century) in Argentina.All semi-finalists were from Europe. The venue of the first semi-final between England and Portugal was changed from Goodison Park in Liverpool to Wembley, due to Wembley’s larger capacity. This larger capacity was particularly significant during a time when ticket revenue was of crucial importance. Bobby Charlton scored both goals in England’s win, with Portugal’s goal coming from a penalty in the 82nd minute after a handball by Jack Charlton on the goal line. The other semi-final also finished 2–1: Franz Beckenbauer scoring the winning goal with a left foot shot from the edge of the area for West Germany as they beat the Soviet Union.Portugal went on to beat the Soviet Union 2–1 to take third place. Portugal’s third place remains the best finish by a team making its World Cup debut since 1934. It was subsequently equaled by Croatia in the 1998 tournament.London’s Wembley Stadium was the venue for the final and 98,000 people attended. After 12 minutes 32 seconds Helmut Haller put West Germany ahead, but the score was leveled by Geoff Hurst four minutes later. Martin Peters put England in the lead in the 78th minute; England looked set to claim the title when the referee awarded a free kick to West Germany with one minute left. The ball was launched goal-ward and Wolfgang Weber scored, with England appealing in vain for handball as the ball came through the crowded penalty area.With the score level at 2–2 at the end of 90 minutes, the game went to extra time. In the 98th minute, Hurst found himself on the score-sheet again; his shot hit the crossbar, bounced down onto the goal line, and was awarded as a goal. Debate has long raged over whether the ball crossed the line, with the goal becoming part of World Cup history; Ian Reid and Andrew Zisserman claim to prove that the ball did not cross the line. England’s final goal was scored by Hurst again, as a celebratory pitch invasion began. This made Geoff Hurst the only player ever to have scored three times in a World Cup final. BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme’s description of the match’s closing moments has gone down in history: “Some people are on the pitch. ‘They Think it’s all Over’ … [Hurst scores] It is now!”.England’s total of eleven goals scored in six games set a new record low for average goals per game scored by a World Cup winning team. The record stood until 1982, when it was surpassed by Italy’s twelve goals in seven games; in 2010 this record was lowered again by Spain, winning the Cup with eight goals in seven games. England’s total of three goals conceded also constituted a record low for average goals per game conceded by a World Cup winning team. That record stood until 1994, when it was surpassed by Brazil’s three goals in seven games. Spain again lowered the record to two goals by conceding them during the group stage and then shutting out its four knockout stage opponents by 1–0 scores.England received the recovered Jules Rimet trophy from Elizabeth II and were crowned World Cup winners for the first timeIn this World Cup edition, the national anthems were played only in the final. They were not played in the earlier matches because the organisers (Fifa and the FA) feared that North Korea’s presence – a socialist country that is not recognized by United Kingdom – in the World Cup would cause problems with South Korea. An office memo of the Foreign Office months before the finals stated that the solution would be “denying the visas to North Korean players”.With nine goals, Eusébio was the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 89 goals were scored by 47 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.Portugal’s Eusebio was the top scorer in 1966 World CupComments last_img read more

first_imgThe Donegal Branch of Diabetes Ireland along with Diabetes Ireland senior management have received several commitments from Minister for Health, Simon Harris after a productive meeting yesterday.The group’s representatives Paul Gillespie and Gerard Gallagher were supported by Dr Anna Clarke and Professor Hilary Hoey of Diabetes Ireland and had the backing of all Donegal Political representatives at Government buildings as they put forward their case for increased resources for Type 1 diabetes care in Letterkenny University Hospital.(Featured image: L-R, Paul Gillespie DDA, Dr Anna Clarke, Diabetes Ireland, Minister for Health Simon Harris, Dr Hilary Hoey, Diabetes Ireland, and Gerard Gallagher, DDA. Two main points highlighted by the association were the inadequate services for both adults and children with Type 1 diabetes.Minister Harris gave confirmation that a Centre of Excellence for Diabetes would be established in the North West.Paul Gillespie of the Donegal Diabetes Association told Donegal Daily that the group highlighted to Minister Harris that a suitable facility already exists at LUH to consider developing a Shared Centre of Excellence in LUH with Sligo“For Paediatrics, we discussed the fact that there was no Centre of Excellence anywhere north of the Dublin/Limerick line. Minister Harris gave a commitment that there are going to be two new Centres of Excellence – one in Galway in and one in the North West. “They are going to look at the feasibility of having a shared centre between Letterkenny and Sligo. We highlighted that in the catchment area there are more people with diabetes attending LUH.“The Gatehouse is a building at the entrance to the old casualty gate, which was completely repurposed for diabetes care. We argued that would be a good starting point for a Centre of Excellence in Letterkenny,” Mr Gillespie said.Donegal Diabetes Association and Diabetes Ireland with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris this evening to discuss the need to significantly increase resources at Letterkenny UH for diabetes care. Five Donegal TDs and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn were in attendance.An issue facing Donegal’s youngest children with diabetes is the lack of a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric diabetes in Sligo after the post became vacant in April. As a result, insulin pump therapy is not available to newly presenting children under the age of five with diabetes. We welcome the announcement that the continuation of monthly pump therapy into Letterkenny had been secured ”“We welcome the announcement that the continuation of monthly pump therapy into Letterkenny had been secured ”“There are 18 children with Type 1 diabetes that should have started pump therapy, but that wasn’t available. “We got the commitment that an endocrinologist was coming to the north west to start the pump therapy for those children in both Sligo and Letterkenny,” Mr Gillespie said.The group were assured that a paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric diabetes would be reappointed as soon as possible, although it is possible it may not be until the end of the year until this happens.Mr Gillespie said two very concerning points were put before Minister Harris regarding adult diabetes care.Over 7,000 people in County Donegal have been diagnosed as having diabetes, of whom 700+ have type 1 diabetes. “There is an unacceptably long waiting list for a follow-up appointment for adults that is more than 24 months. According to HSE guidelines it should be four months.“The Minister was shocked and amazed the numbers were so bad. Again, he has committed to review this as much as they can,” Mr Gillespie said.Adult diabetes services at Letterkenny are provided by a consultant endocrinologist, supported by a locum consultant general physician.Mr Gillespie said “this was a very welcome step, but the appointment of a second consultant endocrinologist would have only minor improvements to clear the current waiting list, as support staff are also needed”.“Minister Harris said that 120 ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) posts has been sanctioned nationwide so they could ensure at least one ANP in adult diabetes could be developed in LUH to specialise on adult care and support the endocrinologists”“They are now hoping to make the second endocrinologist a full-time position, but it would be almost a year before that position is filled,” Mr Gillespie said.The impact of this under-resourcing on young adults, in particular, was discussed yesterday.“We discussed the transition time for teenagers – like my daughter who just turned 18. Up to this, she was seen by a consultant paediatrician – now it’s going to be 24 months. This is detrimental to the health of children involved looking into adult services.”“We welcomed the news that an ANP specialist in diabetes pump therapy was to be added to paediatric care in LUH and that this ANP could work into the transition clinic until the adult ANP is developed ”Mr Gillespie welcomed the upcoming action to be taken to improve paediatric services in LUH, but said today’s meeting would have minimal improvement of the unacceptable waiting lists for adult appointments.“We are delighted that the Minister has listened to our points and that he has planned to take speedy action ahead of another meeting in September,” Mr Gillespie said.Donegal Diabetes Association secure solutions in diabetes care crisis was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:diabetesDonegal Diabetes AssociationLetterkenny University HospitalSimon Harrislast_img read more

first_imgSports Fitness Academy is launching four exciting new courses in Stranorlar.L2 Fitness Instruction, L3 Personal Trainer, L3 Sports Massage Therapy and L4 Sports Massage Therapy are being introduced by the Sports Fitness Academy. They are also hosting an open day at the Base Enterprise Centre for prospective students between 11am and 7pm on August 24th. Tutors will be at hand to answer any questions about the upcoming courses.Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym basedThis Level 2 Gym Instructors Certification is the industry’s most popular entry-level fitness instruction qualification and is ideally suited to those with a passion for health and fitness.You will learn all the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to confidently plan, instruct and evaluate successful one-to-one gym programmes. If you would like to start a career within this industry, this is the course for you. It will provide you with the stepping stones to achieving a Personal Trainer Certificate as it provides the underpinning knowledge and skills in preparation for this future career. It also provides the first step to progress and complete other CPD courses such as Circuit training, Kettlebells or Indoor Studio Cycling.Level 3 Diploma in Personal TrainingThis qualification is aimed at students wishing to become a Personal Trainer, and already hold the pre-requisite of L2 fitness instruction.During this course you will acquire the skills, knowledge and competence required to offer one-to-one training, fitness assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client. This Personal Training Course will enable successful candidates to work with a wide range of customers from basic gym inductions through to professional athletes.You will learn how to design, manage and adapt a gym based personal training programme with a range of clients, how to communicate with clients effectively and motivate clients to adhere to exercise programmes and learn how to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme.Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage TherapyWithin this qualification you will learn the skills and knowledge required to plan, provide and evaluate sports massage treatments for both sporting and non-sporting clients.You will learn to treat individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions, such as muscle fatigue, lumbago/non-specific low back pain, and repetitive strain/overuse, non-acute type injuries.Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage TherapyThis qualification is designed to prepare you for a career as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients. The units it contains cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 3 qualification in sports massage therapy or equivalent. Specifically, this qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology to work on post-acute injury and pre-existing conditions, dealing with musculoskeletal and para-tendon injuries.You will develop the skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests. You will also develop the skills to work safely and effectively on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.To check out their other courses see sportsfitnessacademy.ie or visit their Facebook page.Sports Fitness Academy launch personal training and sports massage therapy courses was last modified: August 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:coursessports fitness academysports massage therapylast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Rose Amy Callaghan from Glenswilly has missed out on taking home the coveted crown tonight in the 58th International Rose of Tralee Festival.The 2017 title went to Offaly Rose Jennifer Byrne.Offaly Rose Jennifer ByrneThe past two nights have been filled with many memorable moments – both emotional and comedic. There have been many moving interviews and interesting performances which have affected the nation and viewers all over the world.Donegal Rose Amy made a major impact by being outspoken in her interview about mental health in young people. She told host Daithi O Se about her own struggles as a secondary school student.The 22-year-old gave an encouraging account of how she found help after enduring her own ‘blip’ as a teen:She made an important point about being glad she sought help with her mental health when she most needed it.Watch a snippet from Amy’s inspiring interview here: The young Donegal woman has earned much praise from mental health awareness groups all over the country for her bravery in breaking the stigma. She was applauded for using her time on stage in the Dome to address the importance of mental health in a relatable manner for people of all ages.There were signs that Amy was a front runner following her interview last night. Her bravery, as well as her proud party piece outfit being a Donegal jersey, certainly impressed the home audience.Party pieces from the 32 Roses were far reaching in diversity, from CPR demonstrations, cooking, puppeteering and the traditional music and dance pieces. Amy, a dance graduate, had a stand-out aerial performance while suspended from a Lyra hoop.Other Donegal links to this year’s show were Caoimhe Gallagher, the London Rose who was born in Donegal and grew up in Kerry. Caoimhe sang a modern medley of Irish songs as her party piece.London RosePlus, Buncrana man Daniel Mc Laughlin won the hearts of the crowd with his touch of Donegal humour – “Jeez I’m kilt hi!… it hasn’t been easy” was his take on his duties as an Escort for two Roses over the week. An entertaining and fascinating year for the festival comes to a close tonight as Jennifer Byrne dons the crown for the year. Well done to Amy, and all other local participants who did the county proud.Inspirational Donegal Rose misses out on Rose of Tralee title was last modified: August 22nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

first_imgTwo people’s lives were saved by a crew of unexpected heroes today off the coast of Rathmullan.The Lough Swilly Ferry took passengers on a detour from a routine crossing from Buncrana when a sailboat capsized and a man and woman went into the water.The uncle and niece from Co. Down were on holiday in Donegal when the accident occurred at 1.20pm. They were sailing off Kinnegar Beach when their small 10ft craft began to take in water and suddenly capsized. The pair were wearing buoyancy aids to keep them afloat but were in the water for between 20-30 minutes before being rescued. They tried to swim to shore but got caught in the current.The RNLI Lough Swilly lifeboat unit was dispatched to their rescue, but a much bigger help was at hand.Edward Sweeney, skipper of the Lough Swilly Ferry, told Donegal Daily it was ‘pure luck’ that his vessel was close by.“A 999 call was made to Malin Head Coast Guard, who contacted us to see if we could do anything. We could see a boat was in trouble and went to their aid. We put the door down and lifted them onto the ferry,” he said. “By pure luck, when we got the call we were only 200 metres away from them.”“We got them climbed onto to the ferry, but the man was in a bit of shock. By then, the lifeboat crew reached us and we brought them onboard too. We wrapped the man and woman in blankets, brought them inside and gave them hot drinks,” Edward said.Lough Swilly Ferry and Lough Swilly RNLI Rescue, 28th August 2017. Photo: Kevin Mc AteerA Letterkenny ambulance was waiting at the pier for the ferry’s arrival to check over the rescuees. Fortunately, they were not injured and are both well after their ordeal.The Lough Swilly Ferry service had to issue an apology to their customers this afternoon to say they were running 25 minutes late, although saving two lives at sea would make for a reasonable excuse for a short delay!Edward said he was delighted everything worked out well in the end, in a situation which could have been much worse. “Thankfully someone on the shore called 999. We normally keep an eye out for wee boats when we’re passing to see if any are in difficulty.“The main thing is these two people were alright. People should be aware of the current around Rathmullan and how strong the tide is. It’s amazing how strong the tide is around that beach,” he said.The rescue was a big joint effort from all sides, as another man also tried to paddle out on a surfboard to the pair’s aid.Lough Swilly Ferry crewmen Edward Boyle and Gearoid Collum, along with skipper Edward Sweeney were all part of the extraordinary rescue crew today, who helped the RNLI volunteers with their mission. Edward Sweeney, who has been navigating ferries around Donegal for 20 years, said a real disaster was avoided today.“It just goes to show you, the man did go into shock and was not well and that can go two ways. That’s where the danger point is and we were lucky to get to them in time,” he said.‘Pure luck’ as pair rescued from sea by Lough Swilly Ferry heroes was last modified: August 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beachlough swilly ferryRathmullanrescuernli lough swillylast_img read more

first_imgAre you looking to renovate your home or looking for that special piece of furniture?Then look no further than the Donegal Tile Centre in Letterkenny this weekend.In conjunction with Rossview Interiors, the Donegal Tile Centre is holding a massive Marquee Clearance Sale of discounted and display stock. They are launching a new range of products later this month and to make way for many new lines, they’re having a massive, once-off sale which is not to be missed.There is literally something for everyone including a huge range of both wall and floor tiles, all first quality and most at less than half price.If you are looking to renovate your bathroom then they have a huge range of accessories including shower doors from €50, Whirlpool baths and bathroom suites and bathroom furniture, all at low, low prices. If that wasn’t enough there is also a staggering 40% of a large range of light fittings as well as huge savings on a stunning range of dining tables, chairs as well as reclining suites.If you are looking for occasional furniture or something special for the bedroom, it’s all here this weekend.So if you are anywhere near the Polestar Roundabout, take ten minutes out and take a browse.The sale is on all day today, Friday, from 9am until 6pm and tomorrow, Saturday, from 9.30am until 5pm.Get there early to get the best of the bargains.Massive clearance sale at Donegal Tile Centre and Rossview Interiors has something for everyone was last modified: October 6th, 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:donegalDonegal Tile CentreRossview Interiorslast_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber recently met with Irish Water on a number of issues including water infrastructure development.Irish Water representatives, both national and local, met with the Chamber to outline the work they have achieved and planned in the area.Following the briefing, Chamber President Leonard Watson said, “the briefing enabled the Chamber to learn about the plans Irish Water has to improve and future proof the water and sewerage infrastructure. This was a timely meeting in terms of the extent of work that is planned for the wider Letterkenny area. We were pleased to open the lines of communication on a very direct basis with Irish Water.Those present listened to and addressed our issues and concerns and we feel they have taken these on board and will take them into consideration when work is being planned and carried out.” “We understand that Continued improvement to our water infrastructure is crucial in the coming years as we plan for growth in population and business.“The briefing offered us the opportunity to learn about the work currently being undertaken and about plans for the future. They will be keeping in direct contact with the Chamber as works progress allowing our members to be prepared in a timely fashion. ”Echoing this sentiment Darragh Murphy Irish Water Business Communications manager said,“This is a fantastic opportunity to update the Chamber on the investment in water services at a national and local level. It’s also an opportunity to connect with businesses to inform them of improvements to service and supply and the proposed regulatory changes in the sector.” Letterkenny Chamber meets with Irish Water on water infrastructure development was last modified: December 14th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

first_imgRTE One have announced a brand new interview series and Majella O’Donnell is to be one of the first to star in the show.The series will be hosted by Cutting Edge’s Brendan O’Connor.The show, titled Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out, is a three-part series filmed in Ireland and the UK. It features in-depth, one-to-one interviews with interviewees who the broadcaster say “have lived full lives, have a story to tell and something to say about the world we live in”.Discussing the big moments that have turned out to be life-defining events for them, Majella is to reveal the moments in her life that changed her forever.Majella to star in RTE’s new television series was last modified: August 7th, 2018 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:Majella O’DonnellRTElast_img read more

first_imgMay 18 – Update: Jürgen has been found safe and well. The search is underway for a missing Donegal cat who is named after the Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. Tom cat Jürgen (from Letterkenny) went missing on Friday 10th May, just days before his team lost out on the Premier League title.As expected, Jürgen’s owners are big Liverpool fans and are anxious to see him returned home safely. Preferably before the Champions League final, when Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur on 1st June.Jürgen – missing from Old Town LetterkennyJürgen the cat when missing from the Old Town area of Letterkenny last Friday night. He is one year old and was wearing a red tartan collar.If you have seen Jürgen or have any information, please call his owner on 0838823577. Jürgen – missing from Old Town Letterkenny Hopes high for Jürgen’s return before Champions League final was last modified: May 17th, 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:letterkennymissing catold townlast_img read more

first_imgMillions of Instagram users have had their photos, videos and locations secretly breached by strangers, it has been revealed. Worryingly, content downloaded included Instagram Stories – which are supposed to vanish after 24 hours.But marketing firm Hyp3r made copies of “millions of posts every month”, according to an investigation by Business Insider. The pics, clips and location data was all taken in violation of Instagram rules.Hyp3r is a marketing company that tracks your social posts tagged to locations.Customers can then use this data to target you with relevant ads.In a statement, Hyp3r CEO Carlos Garcia said: “Hyp3r is, and has always been, a company that enables authentic, delightful marketing that is compliant with consumer privacy regulations and social network Terms of Services.“We do not view any content or information that cannot be accessed publicly by anyone online.”Instagram breach exposes personal data of millions was last modified: August 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

first_imgThe Irish Wheelchair Association Sport in conjunction with a number of Local Sports Partnerships and other local partners have come together to establish three new junior multi-sport Clubs for children, aged 5 – 15 years, with physical disabilities – including in Donegal.The Donegal Multi-Sport Club will launch on the September 10th and takes place every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Crossroads and Killygordon Enterprise, Killygordon.Further multi-sport clubs will also launch in Meath and Laois/Offaly. Nicky Hamill, Irish Wheelchair Association’s Director of Sport, said: “This is an exciting time for IWA Sport and our partners.“The launch of these three junior multi-sport clubs will provide great opportunities for participation in a range of exciting sports and games in these counties and the surrounding regions.“We are delighted to work in partnership with the respective LSPs, local agencies and the many parents and volunteers who are supporting the establishment and ongoing running of the Clubs.“We’re very grateful to Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts Fund for supporting this exciting initiative”. For further details on the junior multi-sport club or how you could get involved, contact Therese Laverty on sidoactivedonegal@gmail.comNew sports clubs for children with physical disabilities set to launch in Donegal was last modified: August 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

first_imgA young woman who stole two North Face jackets from McElhinney’s Stores in Ballybofey has been given the Probation Act. Sinead Browne appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with theft from the store in Ballybofey on May 5th, 2016. The court heard the 27-year-old woman entered the store, took the blue and black North Face jackets, valued at €280 in total, and left without paying.Security personnel at the store contacted the Gardai and having viewed CCTV footage, Ms Browne was tracked own and admitted to the offences.Neither of the jackets were ever recovered.The court was told that Ms Browne, of Milltown Court, Kilmacrennan, was a full-time carer for her partner.Judge Paul Kelly said he was told at a previous court sitting that Ms Browne may be able to compensate the store.However, the woman’s solicitor said she was surviving on her carer’s allowance and was not in a position to come up with any compensation.Judge Paul Kelly said that in the circumstances he would give Ms Browne the benefit of the Probation Act.Woman pleads guilty to stealing North Face jackets from McElhinneys was last modified: September 10th, 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) Tags:courtdonegaljacketMCELHINNEYSNorth Facetheftlast_img read more