Cool Smashers secure No. 1

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez, currently training with the national squad in Japan, has asked permission to play for Creamline upon the team’s arrival on Wednesday.National team coach Francis Vicente has yet to decide whether she will be allowed to play because officials have planned for them to be quartered all the way to the Asian Seniors Volleyball Championships set Aug. 9.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Huelgas asserts Superiority over SEA rivals Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Valdez missed three games with the Cool Smashers after joining the 17-day training camp. And during a bull session with the national team Sunday, she expressed intention to play as soon as possible.At any rate, there appeared to be no immediate need for the superstar spiker to suit up for Creamline which swept the eliminations with a victory over Perlas-BanKo Sunday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 21-25, 25-22, 26-24, 28-26 victory was the seventh—and fourth without Valdez—in as many matches and assured the Cool Smashers the No. 1 spot in the semifinals.Cheska Racraquin scored a career-high 23 points, including four of her team’s last six points, for Creamline which will face the No. 4 ranked team in the semifinals. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Perlas Spikers dropped to 3-4, their fate hanging in the balance as a win by Pocari Sweat over BaliPure late Sunday would force a playoff for the last semis slot on Wednesday. If it wins, BaliPure will complete the semifinals cast.“This win gave us the confidence going into the semifinals and proved that we can beat them,” said Racraquin, the 20-year-old open spiker from San Beda.The Cool Smashers worked very hard to take the win, climbing from big deficits in sets 2 and 4 before hacking it out.In the fourth frame alone, the Cool Smashers stared at a 17-8 deficit.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Marine, Environmental Specialists Undergo National Training Workshop on Oil Spill IMS

first_imgParticipants pose after the opening of the IMS training workshop organized by LiMA.The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) in partnership with Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF) on Monday, April 29, 2019 embarked on week-long national training workshop on Oil Spill Incident Management System (IMS) for marine environmental specialists.The event, which brought together representatives from LiMA, Environmental Protection Agency, National Port Authority, National Coast Guard, will provide Liberia with the opportunity to have an effective Incident Management System that will strengthen its national oil spill preparedness and response system.Daniel Tarr, LiMA Director for Marine Environmental Protection, told participants at the opening of the IMS workshop that the event will provide a complete overview of the incident management process with the opportunity to test the learning through an exercise.“The exercise should allow the delegates to validate their new skill set and exercise the country’s national incident management plans,” he said.Mr. Tarr, who is also the National Focal Point, said GI WACAF was launched in 2006, between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, to enhance the capacity of partner countries to prepare for and respond to marine oil spills.He said the mission is to strengthen the national system for preparedness and response in case of an oil spill in 22 West, Central and Southern African Countries in accordance with the provisions set out in the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990 (OPRC 90).To achieve its mission, Mr. Tarr told the participants that GI WACAF project organizes and delivers workshops, seminars and exercises, that aim to communicate good practice in all aspects of spill preparedness and response, drawing on expertise and experience from within governments, industry and other organizations working in this specialized field.He said to prepare and implement these activities; the project relies on the project’s network dedicated government and industry focal points.“Promoting cooperation amongst all relevant government agencies, oil industry business units and stakeholders both nationally, regionally and internationally is a major objectives of the project during these activities,” he added.Mr. Tarr said that GI WACAF operates and delivers activities with contributions from both the IMO and seven oil company members of IPIECA, namely BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Eni, Shell, Total and Woodside.Ms. Emilie Canova, GI WACAF project coordinator, who spoke on behalf of IMO and IPEICA, the global oil and gas association for environmental and social issues welcome participants to this year’s national training on IMS in Monrovia.“Today it covers 22 countries in West, Central and Southern Africa. Since its inception, significant progress has been made in improving spill response capabilities by raising awareness through national and regional workshops and training,” she said.Ms. Canova acknowledged the engagement of Liberia in the GI WACAF project.She said the collaboration between the Liberian government and GI WACAF is not new by any means, and “I would like to recall a few steps taken together because the attendance of GI WACAF regional conferences by the national focal point, in 2010, a first National Workshop for the Development of the National Contingency Plan was organized; and more recently in 2016 a National Workshop on Contingency Planning and Sensitivity Mapping was held in Monrovia, which recommend to further include IMS in the NOSCP.”Ms. Canova said the present workshop will focus on the planning aspects of the IMS. “We will thus build upon the advancements already achieved by the Government of Liberia and consolidate the knowledge acquired in recent years.”She told the participants that the workshop is currently being facilitated by two consultants who are experts in the field of oil spill preparedness and response, namely Richard Sims and John Tulloch from Ambipar.Ms. Canova therefore encouraged participant to interact with experts as much as possible during the workshop.  She also thanked the Liberia Maritime Authority for facilitating this workshop.LiMA’s Deputy Director, Cllr. Charles A. Gono, who gave the keynote addressed on behalf of Dr. James F. Kollie, said the principles of IMS organization were developed in the 1970s by the fire service as management method for clarifying command relationship and making use of mutual aid for large scale incident involving multiple stakeholders.Although originally developed to address fires, the IMS concept is now applied to many other types of emergency events or incidents, including oil spill response.Mr. Gono said IMS is absolutely important because many incident happen with little or no advance warning, and require and immediate response by the industry operator and supporting response organizations.According to him, major incidents, which are rare, may require a response involving many organizations, including governmental entities across multiple jurisdictions and experts from many disciplines.Such incidents, he said, may also involve numerous parallel activities such as search and rescue, ensuring the safety of the public and responders, source control, fire suppression, protecting the environment, securing property and infrastructure from damage, and providing timely communication.Therefore, an IMS is an essential tool for overcoming many of these challenges; it provides clarity in command and control, improves resource coordination and communications, and facilitates the cooperation and integration of responding organizations.Mr. Gono said an effective and successful response requires a clear set of objectives. The objectives should be based on ‘SMART’ principle and they should be Specific, Measurable, Action oriented; Realistic; and Timely.The event, which started yesterday April 29th, will be climaxed on May 2nd, 2019 at the Monrovia City Hall.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Georgetown faces outrageous challenges compared to other cities – UK consultant

first_imgLead Consultant of Vivid Economics, Charlie DixonGeorgetown, the capital city of Guyana, is plagued by many issues including crime and even natural disasters such as flooding and the lead consultant from the European firm Vivid Economics, Charlie Dixon, said the challenges are some of the greatest he has seen in recent times.In a recent interview with this publication, Dixon said that he thinks that “the challenges that Georgetown faces are some of the largest that I’ve seen in the types of cities and the types of areas that we’ve worked in”.Dixon, who has been in Guyana for quite some time putting together a report on Climate Resilience Support for Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility for the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) explained that in addition to the aforementioned issues, the capital city is likely to undergo tremendous pressure in the near future, as the population is likely to expand.He said that statistics collected by himself found that by 2040, Georgetown’s population is likely to grow from 130,000 to 200,000.The spike in the population, he said, could be linked to the fact that the oil and gas sector is preparing to take off soon, which will see larger amounts of persons, both locals and others, seeking employment in the city or offshore.“In Georgetown, I think it’s a really interesting opportunity because there is gonna be such phenomenal urban growth in Georgetown in the future and so this isn’t just because Guyana is already developing at a fast pace, but the increase of oil is gonna put real dramatic pressures on the population and so that’s including impact in population growth, its including inward migrants who come to work in the oil and gas industry or diaspora that is attracted to move back and then finally there is gonna be an increase in urbanisation, so people moving from the interior to Georgetown as well,” Dixon explained.Based on the report, the consultant noted that a number of key measures have been recommended which can be implemented by various responsible agencies, including the Office of Climate Change and even the Public Infrastructure Ministry, to ensure the preservation of the city.He said, “There are a set of key actions that have been looked into, sized and modelled so you can tell not only how many emissions they will help you to reduce but also how much they’re likely to cost, both in terms of upfront investments and savings over throughout time”.While presenting the findings from his study, the consultant recommended on Tuesday that current sea defence structures should be rehabilitated while the drainage system in and around the city needs to be addressed. He also told the Central Housing and Planning Authority that they may need to direct commercial and residential development away from high-risk areas in Georgetown while the onus may be upon the Government to restore and expand mangrove conservation and sediment control structures.The almost six-month long study was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).last_img read more

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Woman denied degree over MySpace photo sues

first_imgMILLERSVILLE, Pa. – A woman denied a teaching degree on the eve of graduation because of a MySpace photo has sued the university. Millersville University instead granted Stacy Snyder a degree in English last year after learning of her Web-published picture, which bore the caption “Drunken Pirate.” “I dreamed about being a teacher for a long time,” said Snyder, 27, who now works as a nanny. The photo, taken at a 2005 Halloween party, shows Snyder wearing a pirate hat while drinking from a plastic “Mr. Goodbar” cup. It was posted on her own MySpace site. Jane S. Bray, dean of the School of Education, accused Snyder of promoting underage drinking, the suit states. The federal lawsuit seeks at least $75,000 in damages. 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

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RESULTS FROM THE LK INTERFIRMS 5K ROAD RACE

first_imgTHERE was a superb turn-out on a lovely evening in Letterkenny for the Interfirms 5k road race – with 335 people taking part.Paddy Brennan Jnr won the race in 14.56 with Christy Johnston 2nd in 15.36 and Noel Logan in 3rd 15.40Irene McFadden won the women’s race in 19.39, with Nuala OHagan 19.51 in 2nd and Mary Connolly in 20.01 To see how you or a friend did, see below Hickey Clarke & Langan Inter Firms 2012 Place Race No. Time     First Name Surname Category    Firm1 240 14.56 Paddy Brennan SM LYIT 2 221 15.36 Chris Johnston SM Individual3 107 15.40 Noel Logan SM Individual4 106 15.45 Colin Roberts M40+ Individual5 10 15.48 Pauric Mc Kinney M45+ Individual6 12 15.53 Johnny Patton M40+ HSE 7 150 15.55 Keith Sheilds SM Individual8 108 15.57 Paddy Doherty SM Individual9 141 16.03 Gerard Gallagher SM Donegal Creameries10 112 16.17 Neil Gibbons SM Individual 11 177 16.20 Patrick Hynes-Foy JM Crainnte Forestry12 113 16.24 Sean Mc Gettigan SM LYIT13 20 16.25 Garvin Walker SM LYIT14 214 16.25 Kevin Ferry SM Donegal Creameries15 151 16.40 Ivan Toner SM Individual16 66 16.43 Gavin Crawford SM Army LK17 117 16.46 Aidan Callaghan SM VEC18 157 16.48 Mark Bonner JM Individual19 299 17.05 Brian Crossan SM LK Kick Boxers20 306 17.09 Martin Irwin M40+ Individual21 215 17.12 Paul Mc Glinchey SM Individual22 263 17.16 Brian Ferry SM An Post23 38 17.17 Joe English M50+ LYIT24 111 17.20 Noel Diver SM Individual25 257 17.21 Humphrey Murphy M45+ LYIT26 230 17.22 Eddie Margey SM An Post27 34 17.23 Shane Mc Nulty SM Crainnte Forestry28 145 17.25 Michael Logue SM Pharmacia29 147 17.26 Marchs Mc Clintock M40+ BM Blinds22 May 2012 Page 1 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club30 156 17.27 John Daly M40+ Individual31 312 17.31 Gerard Mc Granaghan SM An Post32 104 17.32 Jim Harkin SM Individual33 73 17.33 Paul Doherty SM HSE34 187 17.35 John Mc Elhill SM Donegal Creameries35 132 17.36 Mathew Mc Dowell SM Individual36 109 17.37 Dean Toland SM LYIT37 49 17.38 Pat Hegarty M50+ Individual38 310 17.44 Kieran Mc Bride JM LYIT39 165 17.47 Wesley Mc Cormick SM Donegal Creameries40 120 17.48 Barry Meehan SM Individual41 216 17.56 Charlie Page SM Individual42 50 17.57 Malcolm Mc Gee SM Individual43 126 17.58 Pat Mc Crudden M60+ Individual44 273 18.05 Michael Duffy SM Individual45 130 18.06 Padraig Friel SM Pharmacia46 203 18.13 Hugh Duffy SM DCC47 16 18.14 Paul Mc Intyre SM HSE48 153 18.22 Glen Duncan SM Pharmacia49 75 18.22 Niall Mc Gee SM CC School50 281 18.24 Patrick Dunleavey SM An Post51 119 18.26 Lee Gildea SM Donegal Creameries52 67 18.27 Finbar Gallagher M45+ CC School53 197 18.29 Hugh Carr SM Individual54 166 18.37 Michael Gallagher M40+ Individual55 220 18.41 John Ferry M45+ Individual56 220 18.41 Pat Mc Elroy M50+ Army LK57 287 18.42 Barry Coyle SM Allied Irish Bank58 181 18.45 Liam Murray SM DCC59 205 18.45 Adrian Toye SM Individual60 246 18.46 Annraoi Cheevers SM Individual61 258 18.50 Hugo Daly SM Individual22 May 2012 Page 2 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club62 52 18.51 John Conlon SM Individual63 162 18.52 Jason Ferguson SM Individual64 264 18.54 Frankie Mc Ginley SM Individual65 199 18.55 Conor Gallagher SM Donegal Creameries66 134 18.56 Sean Paul Byrne M40+ DCC67 316 18.59 Dayle Gallagher JM Individual68 330 19.00 Raymond Birch SM Individual69 217 19.05 Gregory Campbell SM Individual70 127 19.06 Paul O Gara M40+ Pharmacia71 15 19.08 Frankie Lavelle M40+ Individual72 2 19.09 Adrian O Donnell SM Individual73 94 19.10 Conor Mc Gonigle M40+ Donegal Democrat74 286 19.11 Garvin Mc Closkey M45+ Allied Irish Bank75 22 19.12 Tommy Mc Bride SM Individual76 158 19.13 Duane Long SM Individual77 191 19.13 Darren Mc Gettigan JM Individual78 101 19.14 Pat Bonar M40+ Individual79 193 19.15 Margaret Kelly W40+ LT Council80 70 19.16 Raymond Mc Gaghey M40+ Individual81 83 19.17 John Anthony Mc Mullan SM Individual82 176 19.18 Paddy Fox SM HSE83 48 19.19 Keiran Mc Monagle SM UHG84 110 19.21 Denis Shields M40+ Individual85 326 19.22 Mark Gallagher SM Individual86 1 19.23 Kevin Toner M60+ Letterkenny A C87 115 19.24 Paul Dillon SM Individual88 51 19.25 Kieran O Donnell M40+ Donegal Democrat89 40 19.26 Michael Kelly SM UHG90 194 19.27 Pauric Kelly SM Mount Errigal91 62 19.28 Paul Mc Monagle SM HSE92 236 19.29 Liam Doherty SM Unattached93 140 19.30 Martin Mc Cabe SM Kirchhoff22 May 2012 Page 3 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club94 3 19.34 James Gibbons M50+ Individual95 192 19.36 Patrick Mc Glynn SM Individual96 56 19.37 Mick Harkin M40+ Individual97 46 19.38 Micheall Devenney M40+ UHG98 72 19.39 Irene Mc Fadden SW Scoil  Mhuire Gan Smail99 261 19.40 Eamonn Patton SM Individual100 137 19.41 Eugene Mc Gettigan SM LT Council101 224 19.42 Stewart Mc Gee SM Individual102 5 19.44 Tim Flanagan M45+ Individual103 33 19.44 Seamus Morrison M40+ Individual104 331 19.45 Joe Carlin M45+ LYIT105 23 19.47 Gualter Graca SM Individual106 82 19.48 Brian Doherty SM Individual107 128 19.49 Darren Beecroft M40+ Pharmacia108 69 19.50 Gerard Mullan SM Individual109 300 19.51 Nulla O’ Hagan SW Individual110 37 19.52 Damien Mc Goohan SM SITA111 186 19.52 Terence Boyle SM Individual112 41 19.53 Kieran Coyle SM UHG113 341 19.53 Hugh Ferry SM Social Welfare114 133 19.54 Gary Gallagher SM HSE115 57 19.55 Paddy Ward M55+ Individual116 74 19.55 Phil Boyle M40+ Individual117 256 19.56 Chris Taylor M40+ Individual118 315 19.56 Collie O’ Donnell SM Individual119 105 19.57 Michael Mc Nulty M40+ Individual120 201 19.58 Paul Cosgrove M45+ Individual121 253 19.58 Anthony Mc Daid SM Pharmacia122 17 19.59 Tony Gallagher M45+ Individual123 53 20.01 Mary Connelly SW Seamus McGrory124 164 20.02 Conor Mc Manus SM Individual125 19 20.03 Hugh Gallagher M55+ Individual22 May 2012 Page 4 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club126 11 20.08 Gabriel Mc Crossan M45+ Individual127 259 20.09 Nicola Doherty SW Individual128 6 20.10 John Doherty SM Individual129 344 20.11 Paul Friel M45+ E S B130 121 20.12 Robert Gallagher SM Individual131 179 20.13 Andy Scanlon M45+ DCC132 42 20.14 Brendan Govaerts SM UHG133 146 20.15 Richard Raymond M55+ Individual134 102 20.16 Sara Marie Doherty Moore SW MCC1135 198 20.17 Jason King M40+ Kirchhoff136 159 20.18 Paddy Gallagher SM Kirchhoff137 209 20.19 Brian Gormley SM Donegal Animal Hos138 78 20.20 John Collins SM CC School139 4 20.21 Seamus Ferry M40+ BOI140 202 20.22 Marie Boyle SW Individual141 262 20.23 Michael O Hara SM Individual142 234 20.25 Paul Mc Gettigan SM Individual143 25 20.25 P J Friel M45+ Kirchhoff144 242 20.26 Patrick Carr SM Individual145 270 20.27 Bridget Moohan SW MCC2146 178 20.33 Martin Anderson M45+ Individual147 182 20.34 Anthony Murray SM Individual148 329 20.35 Lee Davis SM Pharmacia149 307 20.36 Seamus Curran M50+ Individual150 274 20.37 Jerome Burke SM Prumerica151 271 20.41 John Ward M50+ Individual152 148 20.43 Miriam Bonner W40+ DCC153 340 20.46 Helen Kennedy W40+ LYIT154 131 20.55 Paul Catterson SM Individual155 122 20.57 Charmain O Brien SW Individual156 338 21.00 Bill Vaughan M45+ Individual157 229 21.01 Sean Mc Ginty M40+ Individual22 May 2012 Page 5 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club158 79 21.04 Michael Mc Hugh SM FBD159 328 21.05 Davin Doherty SM UHG160 116 21.08 John Crawford SM Individual161 284 21.09 Garvin Patterson SM Individual162 71 21.10 Mark Quinn SM SITA163 88 21.11 Sean O Leary M45+ Individual164 280 21.13 Gerard Campbell M45+ Individual165 139 21.14 Gerard Crawford SM Individual166 80 21.16 Kieran Mc Hugh SM Individual167 63 21.21 Ronan O Driscoll SM Individual168 272 21.24 Damien Daly SM Individual169 309 21.26 Brian McBride M55+ DCC170 138 21.29 Hugh O Donnell M50+ HSE171 59 21.32 Joseph Casey M45+ Individual172 211 21.33 Jackie Harvey W50+ Individual173 319 21.34 Don Rosney SM Individual174 327 21.38 Dermot Gallagher SM Individual175 293 21.39 Kevin Greenan M55+ Individual176 168 21.40 Paul Lee M45+ Eircom177 21 21.41 San Bogan SM CC School178 195 21.42 Jonathan Scanlon SM HSE179 93 21.43 Olly Harvey SM Individual180 288 21.46 Philip Nicholson SM Individual181 339 21.49 Eunan Mc Bride M50+ Individual182 125 21.50 Noreen Bonner W55+ Individual183 296 21.51 Enda Kelly SM Allied Irish Bank184 265 21.54 Bernard Mc Geehin SM Individual185 95 21.55 Cliona Gallagher SW Individual186 26 21.56 Eoin Gallagher SM Individual187 212 22.00 Vera Haughey W45+ HSE188 285 22.02 Conor Hayes M40+ Individual189 185 22.03 Stephen Perry SM Donegal Creameries22 May 2012 Page 6 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club190 321 22.04 Thomas Mc Connellouge SM Individual191 237 22.05 Darren Lynch JM Individual192 223 22.07 Ciaran Kelly M40+ Individual193 183 22.09 Michael Mc Gowan SM Individual194 282 22.13 DeclaN Mc Elwaine SM Individual195 114 22.14 Paul Magee SM Kirchhoff196 167 22.16 Sharon Black SW Individual197 200 22.25 Catherine Mc Kinley SW Individual198 213 22.27 James Doherty M60+ Individual199 169 22.35 John Mc Carron M40+ LT Council200 219 22.35 Eddie Doherty SM Individual201 154 22.42 Pj Mc Meniman SM Individual202 154 22.42 Tom Murray SM Individual203 58 22.45 Amanda Mc Nulty SW Allied Irish Bank204 190 22.50 Jane Mc Ginley SW LT Council205 266 22.51 Naoise Enright SM Individual206 239 22.52 Gavin Gorman SM Unattached207 210 22.53 Michael Kerr SM Individual208 76 22.57 Margaret Reid SW Individual209 269 22.57 Joe Gavin SM Lifford A C210 249 23.02 Noel Mc Cormick SM Individual211 184 23.07 John Mc Fadden SM Kirchhoff212 152 23.08 Nat Doherty SM Individual213 207 23.10 Trevor Gorman SM Individual214 143 23.21 Mags Gallon SW Scoil  Mhuire Gan Smail215 175 23.22 Sonia Moore SW Individual216 160 23.23 Cliff Smith M40+ SITA217 32 23.25 Patrick Brennan SM BOI218 77 23.27 Sharon Thompson SW Individual219 196 23.27 Finn Begley W40+ Individual220 231 23.32 Brian Mc Mullen SM VP Mc Mullin221 129 23.33 Serena Mc Daid SW HSE22 May 2012 Page 7 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club222 188 23.37 Martina Hegarty SW LT Council223 241 23.38 Liam Friel SM Individual224 297 23.39 Charlie Joe Mc Ginley M40+ Donegal News225 43 23.42 Suzanne Mc Closkey SW UHG226 13 23.44 Gaynor Hindley SW Individual227 24 23.45 Lisa Nalton SW Individual228 118 23.45 Christy Callaghan M50+ Social Welfare229 260 23.50 Joe Mc Daid M40+ Individual230 301 23.52 Eithne Nelly SW Individual231 320 23.55 Marie Mc Kaggue SW Individual232 245 23.55 Eoghan Doherty SM MCC3233 8 24.07 Barry Tinney M40+ Individual234 91 24.10 Kevin Baker SM Individual235 206 24.10 Brendan Giles SM Individual236 135 24.12 Brid Mc Ginty SW Individual237 14 24.13 Frances Gallagher SW Individual238 170 24.14 Oisin Kelly SM Kirchhoff239 283 24.19 Zara Herron SW Individual240 276 24.20 Aisling Kelly SW HSE241 144 24.21 Sinead Gibson SW Scoil  Mhuire Gan Smail242 36 24.23 Sharon Hamilton SW Individual243 39 24.32 Marian Kerr SW LYIT244 225 24.32 Collette Mc Elaine SW HSE245 155 24.33 Wesley Mc Kane SM HSE246 161 24.34 Dermot Mc Gettigan SM Individual247 311 24.37 Paul Gallagher SM Individual248 291 24.38 Sinead Trearty SW HSE249 142 24.39 Adrian Wassonh SM Individual250 247 24.40 Malcolm Dunleavy SM LT Council251 335 24.47 Mac Walsh SM Individual252 103 24.48 Jimmy Gildea M55+ Individual253 238 24.55 Arthur Lynch SM Individual22 May 2012 Page 8 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club254 251 24.56 Evelyn Mc Geehin SW VP Mc Mullin255 65 25.07 Charlene Mc Gee SW Individual256 277 25.09 Patricia Nulty W40+ Individual257 343 25.19 Grace Friel W45+ HSE258 171 25.31 Ruth Mc Crudden W45+ Individual259 172 25.32 Ryan Monagle SM MCC3260 314 25.33 Anne Doherty W45+ An Post261 313 25.33 Tommy Mc Naught M45+ An Post262 333 25.36 Gerard Doherty M40+ Individual263 218 25.51 Sinead Giles SW Individual264 235 26.01 Joe Gallagher SM Individual265 7 26.05 Stacey Hegarty SW Individual266 244 26.07 Andy Mc Fadden SM MCC3267 317 26.08 Ciaran Mc Hugh SM Individual268 332 26.11 `Yvonne Mc Guinness SW Individual269 68 26.29 Patrick Mc Nulty SM Kirchhoff270 64 26.36 Mary Bonner W45+ Individual271 98 26.37 Hazel Mc Fadden SW Allied Irish Bank272 180 26.49 Paddy Gallaghert SM Individual273 35 26.52 Agnes Ryan SW Individual274 96 26.55 Ann Marie Ferry SW Allied Irish Bank275 303 26.58 John Duffy SM Individual276 123 27.12 Breda Ward SW Individual277 18 27.18 Declan Friel SM Individual278 9 27.19 Susie Tinney SW Individual279 233 27.23 Elaine Mc Bride SW Individual280 92 27.24 Nessa Mc Bride SW Individual281 90 27.25 Sorla Mc Garrigle JW Individual282 85 27.26 Maureen Doherty W45+ Individual283 308 27.31 Anne Tinney W40+ Individual284 275 27.33 Siobhan Hopkins SW HSE285 136 27.38 Nadine Crawford JW Individual22 May 2012 Page 9 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club286 228 27.38 Linda Mc Cann W40+ DCC287 163 27.46 Jason Regan SM Pharmacia288 232 27.47 Nicole Conneely SW Individual289 89 28.05 Michaela Dunleavy JW Individual290 81 28.07 Lorna Mc Gettigan SW Individual291 174 28.08 Monica Grier W40+ Letterkenny A C292 149 28.09 Kieran Roarty SM Donegal Animal Hos293 84 28.10 Aisling Boyle SW Individual294 100 28.15 Emmet O Donnell SM Prumerica295 250 28.18 Eithne Cox SW VP Mc Mullin296 208 28.22 Sally Ann Mc Fadden SW MCC2297 204 28.29 Noelle Mollohan SW Prumerica298 318 28.36 Cora Harvey SW HSE299 268 28.41 Sonia Gavin SW Lifford A C300 254 28.46 Kevin Lynch M50+ Individual301 304 28.47 Grace Bonner SW MCC1302 278 28.52 Annie Sheridan SW Individual303 294 28.52 Loraine Boyce SW Individual304 86 29.03 Mariead Mangan SW HSE305 87 29.04 Andrea Curran SW HSE306 173 29.12 Aine Catterson SW Individual307 248 29.13 Sophie Kelly SW DCC308 27 29.27 Marjorie Morrison W40+ BOI309 279 29.29 Martina Mc Bride SW DCC310 252 29.30 Caroline O’ Boyle SW VP Mc Mullin311 290 29.35 Aine Molloy SW Individual312 336 29.45 James Humphries M40+ CC School313 337 29.45 Nichola Humphries SW Individual314 44 29.54 Stephen Mc Laughlin SM UHG315 29 29.55 Aileen Duffy W40+ BOI316 30 29.90 Aoife Mc Monagle W40+ Individual317 295 30.03 Agnes Devenny SW DCC22 May 2012 Page 10 of 11 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club318 302 30.29 Rose Mc Daid SW Individual319 60 30.44 Orla Mc Bride SW Individual320 61 30.45 James Mc Bride M55+ Individual321 267 31.06 Jennifer Mc Laughlin SW MCC2322 31 31.31 Maeve Callaghan W40+ BOI323 54 31.43 Mary Duddy SW Seamus McGrory324 298 31.57 Frances Matson SW Individual325 292 32.01 Rosin Mc Bride SW Individual326 305 32.36 Colleen Gallagher SW MCC1327 189 33.02 Karen Mc Brearty SW LT Council328 28 33.18 Terezina Ellis W40+ BOI329 45 33.27 Fidelma Mc Brearty SW UHG330 226 33.43 Catherine Ann Kelly SW DCC331 255 33.54 Anne Lynch W45+ Individual332 342 34.21 Carmel Sweeney SW LT Council333 227 34.26 Michelle Mc Daid SW Individual334 243 37.17 Gerry Mc Taggart SM Individual335 55 40.36 Susan O Boyle W40+ Seamus McGroryTotal Runners: 335RESULTS FROM THE LK INTERFIRMS 5K ROAD RACE was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – RESULTS

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTS SATURDAYDowntown Cup Group ATullyvinney Rovers P v P Milford United ReservesGlenea United Reserves 1 v 0 Cranford United Reserves Downtown Cup Group BDonegal Town Reserves 2 v 1 Keadue Rovers ReservesKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves P v P Fintown Harps AFCDowntown Cup Group CRamelton Mariners 4 v 1 Gweedore United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 3 Downtown United Downtown Cup Group DGweedore Celtic Reserves P v P Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic 2 v 4 Mulroy CelticSUNDAY Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 4 v 0 Lifford CelticGlenea United 0 v 1 Kilmacrennan CelticMilford United 2 v 1 St. CatherinesLagan Harps 2 v 1 Dunkineely CelticCastlefin Celtic 1 v 2 Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United 0 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedKeadue Rovers 1 v 1 Eany CelticCurragh Athletic 1 v 0 Cappry RoversCT Ball Division TwoGweedore United 3 v 2 Kerrykeel’71 F.C.Letterbarrow Celtic 1 v 1 Drumbar UnitedGlenree United 2 v 0 Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers 0 v 3 Bonagee UnitedDunlewy Celtic 4 v 1 Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – RESULTS was last modified: January 21st, 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:Donegal Junior League resultslast_img read more

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKEND!

first_imgITS RELAY TIME!Well its here!  Relay for Life Donegal hits Letterkenny’s IT this weekend and we are hoping that the months of planning and organising will all come together to make this the biggest event in Donegal in 2012.  Our message is to come and enjoy Relay for Life Donegal and, at the same time, support cancer survivors, carers and the 71 teams actually doing the 24 hour relay.Highlights of the weekend include the launching of Daniel O’Donnell’s new CD – I’ll See this Journey Through, the Opening Ceremony, the Survivors Lap and the Candle of Hope Ceremony.  There will be live music and entertainment, access to cancer related information and lots of things to see and enjoy. The Candle of Hope Ceremony, narrated by Shaun Doherty, will be emotional and the actual lighting of thousands of candles in memory friends and family or for survivors will be a spectacular sight.Don’t forget the relayers who will, between them, be walking for 24 hours.  This is no mean feat and they will need your support and encouragement to keep them going.After a long night Sunday brings Gospel Hour from 10am to 11am and then an Ecumenical Service from 11am until noon.Programme of Events – correct at time of going to press. SAT 26TH MAY AT LYITAPPROX 3.30PM RELEASE OF DANIEL O’DONNELL’S CDI’LL SEE THIS JOURNEY THROUGH.3.30 – 5.30PM SURVIVOR AND CARER REGISTRATION5.30PM  WELCOMING AND OPENING CEREMONY6PM       SURVIVORS LAP, FOLLOWED BY CARERS LAP AND TEAM      PARADE7 – 10 PM  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT10 – 11PM  LUMINARIA CEREMONY11 – 12 PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENTSUN 27TH MAY AT LYIT12MIDNIGHT – 7PM NIGHT TIME FUN7AM – 10 AM MORNING EXERCISE AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT10AM –11AM  GOSPEL HOUR BROADCAST LIVE ON HIGHLAND11AM – 12NOON  ECUMENICAL SERVICE BROADCAST LIVE HIGHLAND12 –5.30PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT  ON THE STAGE1PM HEALTH FAIR OPENS5.30 – 6PM FINALE AND CLOSING CEREMONYThroughout the 24 hours there will be lots of do and see and we invite you all to come to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.Daniel O’Donnell’s CD can be purchased at Relay for Life Donegal and through relayforlifedonegal@gmail.com . Candles of Hope will be available at the event prior to Ceremony and at old Dunnes Stores on Friday 25th from 9.30am until 5.30pm approx. If you are coming to Relay for Life Donegal, please WEAR FLAT SHOES.Our main pic: Chain for Life event held between Falcarragh and Gortahork last month in aid of Relay for Life Donegal.YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKEND! was last modified: May 22nd, 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:YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKEND!last_img read more

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NAMA WARNS O DOMHNAILL TO WITHDRAW CLAIMS OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES

first_imgNAMA has written to Fianna Fail Senator Brian O Domhnaill calling on him to “immediately substantiate or withdraw” serious allegations he made about the agency.The letter was sent by Nama’s head of relationship management Martin Whelan to Senator O Domhnaill, who had raised operational matters at Nama during the Order of Business on Wednesday.Mr O Domhnaill accused Nama of “acting disgracefully and it is time it was fully investigated”. This drew a furious and immediate response from Nama.Mr Whelan said Mr O Domhnaill was “wrong on all points” raised in the chamber and accused him of making “groundless allegations without first checking the facts with Nama”.Mr O Domhnaill had called on Finance Minister Michael Noonan to come into the Seanad and address mounting concerns about the levels of transparency at Nama, and made reference to a previous transparency bill Fianna Fail had tried to bring in, but which had been voted down by Fine Gael and Labour.Mr O Domhnaill said: “Officials are leaving Nama as well as joining it. Two senior officials that were involved in the HSBC violation – in which that bank repeatedly violated anti-money laundering rules and accepted billions of dollars from drug cartels resulting in it having to pay the US government $2bn – are now employed by Nama. “I refer to two senior officials that were previously employed by Nama. One of them was responsible for handing out a very lucrative contract to a high-profile commercial property asset management group. He has now been given a private arrangement with that company and is employed by it.”In his letter, Mr Whelan said: “You are totally incorrect in saying that two senior HSBC officials involved in violations . . . are now employed by Nama. Given the serious nature of the allegations made – including the specific allegations in relation to an unnamed former employee of Nama – it is imperative that you either immediately substantiate these claims or withdraw them.“I would expect that the issues raised will be addressed as a matter of urgency by you.”Yesterday, Mr O Domhnaill told the Sunday Indepdent that he rejected Mr Whelan’s “aggressive” letter and likened it to “an attempted gagging order”.He said he would not only be ignoring his demands, he would be “going on the attack” on Tuesday, when he plans to raise the issue of Nama again in the Seanad. “I have to say I laughed when I first got the letter. As a public representative I have never received such a letter from a State agency. I intend raising this issue again, and demand greater clarity. As it stands, there is no transparency around Nama,” he said.Fianna Fail is set to reintroduce its transparency bill in order to shed greater light on the working operation of Nama in the new year. Mr Noonan was a staunch critic when in opposition, but has softened his stance since taking office.NAMA WARNS O DOMHNAILL TO WITHDRAW CLAIMS OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES was last modified: December 17th, 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:NAMASENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS KICKED OUT OF TAXI FOR SPEAKING IRISH

first_imgA Donegal woman claimed she was kicked out of a taxi in Scotland for speaking Irish.Kathleen McAleer, 21, was one of four passengers in a taxi in Glasgow when he incident happened on December 16th last.A formal complaint has been lodged with Glasgow City Council after they were allegedly told to “stop speaking in that language” by the driver. The mental health nurse, whose father comes from Carrigart and mother comes from Gaoth Dobhair, was travelling with a friend and two cousins, Joseph and Anthony Blair from Gaoth Dobhair.She said: “My cousins were just talking to each other in Irish, which is their first language.“The taxi driver turned around and said to them: ‘Stop speaking in that language’.“We didn’t really know how to take it. He said: ‘When you are in Britain, it is English you speak.’ “I said to the driver ‘Excuse me’, shocked that somebody would say that to them.”“I said: ‘That is out of order’.“He then said: ‘If they want to speak in that language they can get out of my taxi.’“So we got out and said we wouldn’t pay.”Kathleen’s cousin, Anthony Blair, 20, a student at St Patrick’s College had travelled to Scotland to visit his grandmother Mary O’Donnell. He told Donegal Daily “We has just got into the taxi and I asked the driver how much it would be. When he told me I turned to my brother Joe and began speaking in Irish which is our first language.“He told me I couldn’t speak that way. He said we were in Britain and we should speak English.“He said if we didn’t speak English then we should get out of his taxi. I couldn’t believe what he was saying.“We said if that was his attitude then we would get out which we did,” revealed Anthony. Anthony, whose parents were born in Scotland and who knows Glasgow quite well, said he could not believe what was happening.“If we were in a taxi in Spain or Italy we would not expect to be able to speak Spanish or Italian so why did we have to speak English.“We were not insulting anyone. I speak to my brother in Irish all the time, it’s just a natural thing to us,” he said.The Glasgow Evening Times reports that the man’s company, Hampden Cabs, refused to comment on the incident.However, when asking an official from the firm about what happened, the spokesman reportedly insisted that it was related to another story whereby drunken passengers had intimidated an elderly driver.But after being told by the paper that that was an entirely different incident, the paper reports that the spokesman said “I couldn’t imagine four people coming over from Donegal and going to a party in Britain and not being drunk”, before laughing.Kathleen told Donegal Daily that the driver had claimed they had been at a Pogues concert and they had abused him in a sectarian manner.“That concert was on a completely different night – we were not even at it. We would never abuse anyone in a sectarian manner.“In my opinion this driver is just covering up because he knows he was wrong. He needs to apologise because in 2014 this kind of behaviour is just not acceptable,” she said.An investigation is underway.DONEGAL WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS KICKED OUT OF TAXI FOR SPEAKING IRISH was last modified: January 8th, 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:Glasgowirish languageKathleen McAleertaxilast_img read more

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SWILLY DRIVE GATHERING ‘MOMENTUM’ BY OFFERING LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED FREE TRAINING

first_imgGerard Lynch presents information on the Driving and Transport Management Courses.Michelle Doherty explains the Surf Instructor and Lifeguarding Course.OVER THREE HUNDRED people showed up at the Swilly Group building today to learn about the range of FREE Momentum Training and Job activation programmes starting in November.In an extremely well organised event, a series of presentations were made by Swilly Group staff to hundreds of Long Term Unemployed who were invited to the event by the Department of Social Protection.The presentations provided information on the content and support available on the different programmes and how interested parties can register for participation. The Swilly Group will provide a range of programmes in areas such as Bus and Truck Driving, Warehousing and Transport Management, Childcare, Hospitality and Surf Instruction and Lifeguarding.The courses are FREE to persons who have been on Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and actively seeking work for 12 months or more.They are funded by the Government under Momentum and involve job seeking support, certified vocational training and a period of work placement providing an excellent opportunity for persons to secure employment.Karl Sweeney, Director of Training at the Swilly Group told Donegal Daily, “At the start of 2014, we visited and talked to a lot of employers, and their representative groups across a range of industry sectors. “We discussed their future employment needs and the skills they wanted in new employees.“We designed our momentum programmes to meet the needs of these employers.“This inclusive approach will increase the chances of securing work placement and full time employment for graduates from our different programmes.“A key aspect of Momentum is we create that all important link between the participant and the employer and support the participants make a smooth transition into employment.A second information day will take place at the Swilly Group Building today with presentations taking place at 10am and 2pm. Anyone interested in attending is invited to show up at the Swilly Group building at either of these times.A number of staff will be on hand to answer all questions and queries.Alternatively, to find out more about any of the Swilly Group Momentum programmes, visit the website at www.swillygroup.com or contact our office at (074) 91 51212.SWILLY DRIVE GATHERING ‘MOMENTUM’ BY OFFERING LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED FREE TRAINING was last modified: October 20th, 2014 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:BusinessfreeLong-term unemployedMomentumnewsProgrammesSwilly Drivetraininglast_img read more

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