May 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 town
2 December 2013South African motorcycle racing fans are in for a special treat next year with the World Superbike Championship set to return to the country after a break of three years.South Africa was included when the the official calendar for the 2014 FIM World Superbike Championship was released on Friday. The sole African round of the Championship will take place at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom, Free State province on 19 October.Contracts signed“We have signed a terms of contract short-form agreement with Dorna, the WSBK Promoters, and will enter into a long-form agreement subject to certain conditions being met,” Anthony Lauter of GAS Sports, who are organising the South African event, said in a statement.“We already have the blessing of the Free State Tourism Authority to use the circuit they own just outside Welkom. We still need to secure the necessary financial guarantees required by Dorna, and the Phakisa Freeway must first pass an FIM circuit inspection,” he added.“We’re confident we will meet these conditions in good time and are excited to be bringing this immensely popular motorcycle racing series back to South Africa,” Lauter said.“The race weekend programme will also include a round of the World Supersport Championship and several top South African riders can be expected to be seen in action.”‘Congratulations’Adrian Scholtz, the CEO of operations for Motorsport South Africa (MSA), said: “MSA warmly welcomes the news that the FIM World Superbike Championship will be returning to South African shores in 2014 and extends its congratulations and appreciation to the promoter, GAS Sports, for securing the event.“It has been a few years since world championship motorsport was last seen on a South African race circuit and the event will be a welcome shot in the arm for local motorsport.”‘Delighted’World Superbike Championship (SBK) executive director Javier Alonso said he was excited that the championship was returning to South Africa: “We are delighted to come back to South Africa at Phakisa Freeway, where we had very good experiences in the past. We are therefore confident about the success of the event, bearing in mind the existing culture and passion for motorcycling in South Africa.“We are planning to visit the circuit in the following days together with the FIM representatives in order to move forward with the homologation, contractual and event preparation procedures.”Big name starsSince its introduction in 1988, the World Superbike Championship has produced some big name stars, including former champions Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa, Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Carl Fogarty and John Kocinsky.The 2013 championship was won by Englishman Tom Sykes on a Kawasaki, ahead of Aprilia riders Eugene Laverty of Northern Ireland and France’s Sylvain Guintoli.SAinfo reporter
MOUNT PEARL, N.L. – A Newfoundland woman who was suffering from an advanced form of cancer when she won a $1.5-million lottery jackpot in November has died.Diane Elaine Bishop of Mount Pearl had Stage 4 breast cancer.An online obituary says the 51-year-old convenience store operator, who had two sons in their 20s, died Tuesday surrounded by her family.In October, Bishop told CBC she couldn’t afford to stop working at the store in Mount Pearl despite her diagnosis and a daily battle with joint pain, nausea and headaches.Strangers soon started to come forward to offer her financial support.When she won the lottery a month later, she said was responding to chemotherapy treatment.“This money wasn’t about going out and buying a new house or taking trips,” she said at the time. “This was about survival. I can survive now, and my kids can survive.”There was a growing list of online tributes to Bishop on Wednesday.“Her continuing public struggle to fight for government medical funding for all terminal patients everywhere, has been incredibly moving,” said one message on a funeral home site.“Being a single mother, running a business, fighting the good fight, keeping a beacon of positive light lit for all around her, and all the while dealing with a terminal illness … literally left me speechless and in awe.”Lynda Trelegan also expressed her condolences online, saying: “Diane was the most kind, thoughtful and courageous person that I had have ever met. She fought long and hard, and I pray that she is now at peace.”A funeral service is planned for Saturday at Barrett’s Funeral Home Chapel in St. John’s.