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JOA finalising details of Olympic camp … Track and field stars to train at Rio Naval base

first_imgJamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president, Mike Fennell says plans for the nation’s Olympic camp at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5-25 are going smoothly, as the JOA have already acquired a base for the camp, which will commence on July 24. The JOA boss told The Gleaner they will be holding two camps, one for athletes and another for the swimmers. But while the track and field representatives will use a Rio de Janeiro Naval Base (CEFAN), which is a physical education centre of the navy and the training site of several civil and military sports, swimmer, Alia Atkinson and diver Yona Knight-Wisdom, will decide on a location of their choice. “We have done a series of consultations with the coaches and officials from the JAAA and we have agreed on a camp at the naval base in Rio for athletics. We are also making another camp for the swimming people, Alia Atkinson and diver, Yona Knight-Wisdom, at a separate venue of their choice for pre-Olympic camp and both camps they commence on or about the 24th of July,” he said. However, pre-Olympic accommodations for the nation’s representatives in other sporting disciplines will be delayed until qualifications for these non-traditional sports have been secured. “When we know who have qualified we will make preparations for the final preparation, we won’t know fully until we sign off the qualification,” he said. “We know that as far as track and field is concern we have to wait until the trials are held at the end of June and we know the composition of who is going after the JAAA have make their selection. We have one swimmer and one diver, who have already qualify, we are hoping more will qualify because we have a number of other swimmers who are close to the qualifying standard and we are hoping for more of that. “We also have the fantastic news of a gymnast (Toni Ann Williams) qualifying and that was really tremendous. Unfortunately we didn’t make it in fencing but we are still awaiting the cyclist (Marloe Rodman) and he is pretty close to qualifying and we hope he reaches the standard, plus there is also a chance for a boxer. But we won’t know all of this until all the qualifying events have taken place,” he insisted.last_img read more

Ellen Names ‘Final Team’ Gwenigale, Tarpeh Take New Posts, Weeks, Others Out

first_imgPresident Ellen Sirleaf has relieved several high-profile officials of government of their posts, while reshuffling others as she announced “a team,” which she presumed will take her government to the finish line come 2017.Prominent among those relieved of their posts are embattled Minister of Public Works, Dr. Antoinette Weeks and Mr. Ambrose Nmah, Director-General, Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS).The President also reshuffled Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, outgoing Minister of Health and Social Welfare who has been on the bang-wagon since the inception of the Unity Party led government in 2006, and Education Minister, Madam Etmonia David Tarpeh.President Sirleaf also appointed several of what she calls “potential and result-oriented individuals” including Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, president of Tubman University; William Gyude Moore, Project Coordinator in the office of President Sirleaf; Mr. Christopher Sellee, Deputy Presidential Press Secretary; and many others.Minister Gwenigale and others, including junior officials of government were relieved of their posts by the Liberian President on Sunday November 16, 2014. She made the pronouncement through a state of the nation’s address from her Foreign Ministry office.William Gyude Moore replaces outgoing Public Works Minister Antoinette Weeks, while the president of Tubman University located in Harper Maryland County, Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, replaces outgoing Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh. Civil Service Agency Director General, Mr. George Werner, who himself is embattled after it was alleged that he masterminded a massive dismissal of civil servants, replaces Minister Walter T. Gwenigale.During her pronouncement to the nation on Sunday afternoon, President Sirleaf said even as government continues to combat the Ebola virus and strive to achieve the national objective of zero-new-cases by Christmas, government needs to also attend to what will be a difficult job of recoveries. These have to do with, she said, “recovery to the health care system so that we deliver health care services all across the country and are better prepared for any epidemic of the size and scale of Ebola; recovery to the economy so that we are repositioned to produce more opportunities and afford decent and better living conditions for all our people; recovery to governance so that notwithstanding the superficial differences which haunt the body politic, we can still remain enjoined behind the common purpose of national healing and reconstruction.”The President noted that this requires a team that is adaptable, responsive, disciplined, loyal, and focused – a team that understands the prevailing challenges, and is resolved to respond by taking appropriate risk to get things done on time. “It is my job to continuously vet and ready such a team for the challenges we currently face and those that lie ahead…” adding that members of her new team “are transferred or reassigned, signifying our recognition of their capabilities and performance.”The rest, she said, “are dropped from where they served, but will be given appropriate opportunities to continue to serve the country.”“We are not short on expectation that going forward, each working day – indeed each working hour – will be spent not only on catching up and continuing with the transformational agenda of the country but also to exploring creative new approaches by which we deliver on the agenda within the limited time of our stewardship.“My hope is that this team will take us to the finish line. But make no mistake: As Captain, I will not hesitate to change anyone who fails to meet our expectations,” the President said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Housing development to be built on historic ground

first_imgSAN DIMAS – The former site of a citrus grove and a luxurious ranch house where vodka flowed freely at dinner parties could soon sprout single-family homes. The lot lines for an 18-home development on a historic knoll where developers have been trying to build for years were approved last week by the City Council. The Dunnings, a prominent San Dimas family, owned acres of citrus groves in the city’s early days, including the 7.75 vacant acres along Lone Hill Avenue where the houses would be built. The Walton Development Co. project would build houses ranging from 3,697 square feet to 4,670 square feet, said the city’s planning manager, Craig Hensley. The developer will also preserve the knoll where the ranch house once stood by turning the hill into a private park for the gated development, he said. Developers have proposed plans at least three times since 1989. Two sets of plans were never approved, and the third sputtered out before construction began, Hensley noted. That may have been for the best, Councilman John Ebiner said, praising the Walton development. “This has an advantage of quality over all the past proposals,” Hensley said. “One of the differences is that this is the first plan the City Council has seen that preserved the knoll.” Other plans would have flattened the knoll, he said. He also praised the small scale of the second floors on all of the houses, which ranged from 15 percent to 60 percent of the size of the first floors. “A second floor that’s the same size and footprint of the first floor looks like a two-story box,” Hensley said. Vera Dunning was a Russian refugee, a minor aristocrat who fled during the Bolshevik revolution, Mayor Curtis Morris said. Former Mayor Marvin Ersher regaled the City Council with memories of Dunning’s vodka-soaked dinner parties. After Vera Dunning’s death in the 1980s, the ranch house was abandoned and fell into disrepair. Much of the land had long been sold off, and is now covered by houses, a Ralphs shopping center, Lowes home improvement store and other buildings, Hensley said. The Walton development still needs approval for the design of the houses, and it will likely be several months before construction begins, Hensley added. alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want 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

CUBISTS GATHER FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgBy Pablo Gorondi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUDAPEST, Hungary – A 16-year-old took the top prize at the Rubik’s Cube world championship Sunday, solving the puzzle five times in an average of 12.46 seconds. But the fastest single attempt was a cool 10.88 seconds, just off the world record of 9.86 seconds. “I’m glad the cube is reaching new generations who face it with fresh wonder, curiosity and enthusiasm,” he said. Other competitors showed their skill by solving the cube blindfolded, with one hand or with their feet. Electronic timers were used and players solved the cubes that started at positions set with the help of computers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Yu Nakajima of Japan won the main event for twisting the cube – which has nine colored tiles on each on its six sides – into the winning position, in which all like-colored tiles are on the same face. The U.S.’s Andrew Kang, who came in second for the main event, set the best time for a single attempt at the championship. The world record has been held by Thibaut Jacquinot of France since May. The five-attempt event garners the top award of $7,000, prizing consistency over a single – possibly lucky – win. More than 250 competitors from 33 countries took part in the event, the first to be held in Hungary – where the cube was invented by Erno Rubik in 1974 – since competition began in 1982. Rubik, an engineer who developed several other mechanical games after the cube, made a rare public appearance at the medal ceremony, helping to hand out the main awards. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: McGONIGLE TAKES OVER BUNCRANA MINORS AFTER STINT WITH McGUINNESS

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 11th January 2015New Year, New Season.It’s hard to believe but here we are again at the start of a new season. Club activities are slowly but surely gearing up again to meet the challenges of 2015 and we are hoping that the Club will not just repeat but better the successes of last year. We can only do this with the support and hard work of our members and the local community so here’s hoping that you’re not behind the bush when the call goes out for help. Club membership is now due and this is as good a time as any to point out that only adult membership entitles you to apply for All Ireland final tickets allocated to the Club – obviously we’re being optimistic that new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher will work his magic to achieve another final appearance for our County this year!The Club would be really happy to see more new faces getting involved with us this year as coaches, managers, fund-raisers, activity-organisers or whatever. This is an open invitation for anyone out there with an hour or two to spare to help us in our work to make Buncrana and surrounds a better place for all our community.It should go without saying that everyone involved with the Club does so in their spare time for no personal gain other than to see our Club achieve success on the field and in Scor, our kids participate in healthy pursuits that develop them as sound individuals and our community become a better place for all. That is payment enough.Every cent the Club earns from raffles, draws, Lotto’s, concerts, or whatever goes directly to pay for the continued running of the Clubs activities, development and upkeep of our facilities and keeping our growing number of teams in all codes, all ages and all genders on the road. Anyone who thinks different is welcome to spend a bit of time with us to learn the truth. We are making particular efforts this year to reach out to our distant sons, daughters and family who had to emigrate for work – no matter how far away they can still play their part in the continuing development of our Club by taking out membership, buying Lotto’s and more, all via our website and social media platform.2015 – Bring it on!!Minor FootballersFresh from helping Jim McGuinness and the Donegal Senior Footballers to the Ulster Title and All Ireland Football Final Paul McGonigle has taken over the reins of the Club’s Minor (under 18) Gaelic Footballers. Strength and Conditioning sessions have already commenced at O’Flaherty’s Fitness and Oisin will be assisted by David McLaughlin (Donegal GAA/Leitrim GAA), Joe Gallanagh (Ulster Rugby/Munster Rugby/Wigan Athletic/Wigan Warriors/Donegal GAA). This is a great opportunity for our young men to train with the best coaches and Paul is extending an open invitation to all players turning 16,17 or 18 in 2015 to take part with beginners particularly welcome. For further information contact Paul 086 8116983 or email paul@paulmcgonigle.comThe next Strength and Conditioning session takes place on Wednesday, 14th January, at 7.20am for beginners onward, born between 1997-99. Scór SinsirWhy let the kids have all the fun?? The Club would like to build on our great success in Scor na nOg over recent years by entering the senior/adult competition, Scor Sinsir.There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Leiriú (Drama), Question Time and S…et Dancing. Scor Sinsir is for those aged over 17.The competition is organised on a divisional/county/provincial and all-Ireland basis similar to football and hurling competitions.With Buncrana now successfully competing at Scor na n-Óg (Under 17s) it would be great if we could get the adults involved in the senior competition. The divisional rounds are on the 30th and 31st January and we would need to let the Scor County Committee know on Monday 12th if we’re going to take part. Any budding talent out there interested in taking part should contact Sinead on 086 803 3884. Donegal GAA YearbookDonegal GAA Year Book is available now. This is a good read and amazing to see how much the club achieved in 2014 – here’s hoping we do as well or better in 2015. For your copy contact Grainne on 0864650200.CondolencesSincere condolences to our Clubman and U6 Football Manager Jim Gillen and his family on the death of his mother Margaret (86) on St Stephens Day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.Underage NewsWe’re getting back into the swing of things again for 2015 gradually but surely. These are the training times confirmed so far….FootballU6 Friday evening 6.30 – 7.30U8 Boys Friday evening 7.30 – 8.30U8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30HurlingU8 & U10 Sunday 11amU12 Mondays 6.30 – 7.30All training takes part indoors at Crana College so no excuses about bad weather! All past members welcome but we will be particularly happy to see loads of new faces. Come along and meet your friends, make new ones, get fit and healthy and play your national games.Club WebsiteCheck out the updated Club website – buncranagaa.com where we’re doing a bit of revamping. Any good photos you have that we could upload would be much appreciated, email them to buncrana.pro@gmail.com. Any suggestions or comments about the site much appreciated but keep them clean!You can renew your annual membership there too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide…make it your New Year resolution to take out membership of your local GAA club and help us in our role to help our community.GAA National DrawThe Club is participating in the GAA National Draw – There are fantastic prizes, including a trip for two to New York, a €1,000 shopping voucher, not to mention a trip next year with the All Stars and various corporate packages for the All-Ireland’s 2015!You can enter the draw online at www.buncranagaa.com/national-club-draw-2015/. Please enter and help to raise funds that are totally used to aid the development of Buncrana’s young people and to make our community better for everyone.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us onwww.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa@buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: McGONIGLE TAKES OVER BUNCRANA MINORS AFTER STINT WITH McGUINNESS was last modified: January 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:Buncrana GAA notesdonegallast_img read more

GAA NEWS: DELIGHT AS MALIN UNDER16s WIN SHIELD FINAL

first_imgMALIN GAA NOTESALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Fixture: Sunday 11th of October – Malin V Kilcar in Connolly Park at 3.00pm, reserves at 1.30pm, all support welcome. OPERATION TRANSFORMATIONThere was a very good turnout to our Operation Transformation information night last Monday and participants are reminded that the weekly meeting and information sessions will be held every Monday from 7.30-8.30pm upstairs in the Clubhouse, with weekly walking sessions on Tuesday & Thursdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 11.30am, meeting at Malin Parish Hall. Anybody who didn’t attend the information night is still very welcome to each meeting/session and we encourage others to come along. This is part of the health and well-being initiative of the club’s and is completely FREE. For more information please contact Kate Kelly on 0861708279, Linda McGonagle 0861555616 or Rosemary McColgan 0863966016.UNDERAGECongratulations to the Under 16 team and their management, who beat Glenfin to win the Northern Board Division Shield final on Saturday in Killygordon on a scoreline of Malin 5-10 Glenfin 4-06. The under 13’s lost out against Buncrana by a point. They are at home to St Michael’s on the 11th of October at 11.45am. LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €600. The numbers drawn were 5-6-2-4-3-7-1 and the €50 winner was Gerard McLaughlin (R), Ballylannon, Malin with the €20 sellers prize going to D and P McLaughlin, Drumcarbit. Next weeks jackpot is €650.JIVING LESSONSFollowing on from our hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing (DVD’s still available) the club are delighted to announce that Jiving Lessons will be starting upstairs in the Clubhouse from Monday 2nd November 8.30pm to 9.30pm and will run for 6 weeks every Monday at €5/person. What a great way to get active and just in time for the Christmas Party Season.KNOW YOUR PARISH QUIZThe club will be holding the annual Know Your Parish Quiz this year on the 21st of November, keep this date in your diary for local townland bragging rights. SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice. The club are putting in an order soon for gear including black and amber tight bottomed training tracksuit bottoms and orders need to be given in by the 14th of October to ensure they will be ready for Christmas, a small deposit will secure all items.Malin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactMalin Parish CEP Ltd 2015-2016 have vacancies for the following posts commencing November 2015.1Administrator, 5 General Workers (Malin Parish ), 1 General Worker ( Malin Head ), 2 Cooks (Malin Town ), 1Caretaker (GAA) . Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting may be requiredfor some of the positions on offer. If interested please contactPRIMARY SCHOOLS COACH/SOLAS SCHEMEThe club are looking for a coach (male or female) to go around the primary schools in the Parish accompanying the County board coach 18 hours a week in line with the CEP Ltd and normal Department of Social Protection (CE) rates and conditions apply. Garda vetting will be required and the position will start in November.Get Fit With CharlieFitness classes with Charles Byrne are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm for women and 8.00pm for men in the Malin Gaa centre. €5 per class. This fitness class caters for beginners and people of every fitness level.GAA NEWS: DELIGHT AS MALIN UNDER16s WIN SHIELD FINAL was last modified: October 5th, 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:Malin GAAlast_img read more

ChiSox snap jinx

first_img But it wasn’t Doug Eddings who beat the Angels. It was the artful pitching of Messrs. Buehrle, Garland, Garcia and Contreras and the slugging of Paul Konerko and the clutch hitting of Joe Crede and Jermaine Dye and Carl Everett and Aaron Rowand and the wiliness of A.J. Pierzynski and the managing of Ozzie Guillen that overwhelmed a team that never regained its form after Eddings’ weird edict. Konerko, who was traded away by the Dodgers in 1998 for the long-retired reliever Jeff Shaw, earned MVP honors in the series for his two home runs and seven RBI. I suspect he deserves it, although the White Sox’s third baseman, Mr. Crede, who also had two home runs and seven RBI to go with a .368 average, made a serious impact, especially Sunday evening when his seventh-inning HR against Kelvim Escobar tied up matters at 3-3 and when his two-out single in the eighth against Frankie Rodriguez gave Chicago a 4-3 lead it would not relinquish. But, if I were handing out individual honors, I’d give the top one to the White Sox manager, Ozzie Guillen, who made a mockery out of the Tony LaRussa-instituted, mix-and-match pitching scheme and allowed his starters to finish what they commenced, as it was done routinely in baseball until LaRussa and a host of subsequent managerial imitators began their widespread usage of relievers. Guillen has a lot of talented ones in his bullpen, but he chose to go with his starters against the Angels, as he employed only one reliever, Neal Cotts, who worked two-thirds of an inning in the White Sox’s 3-2 loss in Game 1. And why not? Mr. Guillen took the reasonable position that if his pitchers weren’t being violated, why should he make a change? And the Angels didn’t give even the faintest hint that they could solve the pitches of Contreras, Buehrle, Garica and Garland, who restricted the Angels to only 27 hits in the five games. “The White Sox outplayed us and they deserve to move on,” said Mike Scisocia, whose team actually was competitive Sunday evening until Scioscia replaced Escobar with Rodriguez, who faltered badly and yielded the White Sox their two insurance runs in the ninth after allowing that go-ahead single to Crede in the eight. The Angels will now move on to the offseason, and you can be sure the team’s owner, Arte Moreno, will beseech his general manager, Bill Stoneman, to locate some people who know how to hit a baseball. It was thought the team’s supposed superstar, Vladimir Guerrero, had such knowledge, but he never displayed it against the White Sox pitchers, who exploited Guerrero’s indiscipline and limited him to one harmless hit and nary a RBI in 20 plate appearances. But he wasn’t the only Angel malefactor with a bat. He had plenty of accomplices, including Garrett Anderson (3 for 17, .176), Chone Figgins (2 for 17, .118), Bengie Molina (2 for 17, .118) and, natch, Darin Erstad (4 for 17, .235). As one has come to expect, Erstad didn’t hit a home run, nor did he manage an RBI. How much longer can the Angels persist in the folly of going with a first base man who doesn’t produce home runs or RBI? The Angels’ pitching has been formidable well, it was until this Lost Weekend but it wasn’t nearly as good as that of the White Sox, who acquitted themselves like a team destined to soon be crowned kings of their sport. Jinxes be damned, as far as these White Sox are concerned. They play baseball like the game was meant to be played, and the Angels and a lot of Cubs loyalists are in a state of mourning today because they do. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I doubt few people know much about those 1917 Shoeless Joe Jackson-Eddie Collins-Eddie Cicotte White Sox that beat the New York Giants in six games, but I have no doubt that a lot of people around America now know about these 2005 White Sox after their five-game wipeout of the Angels in which they dispensed some of the most powerful starting pitching in the history of the sport. Jose Contreras became the fourth consecutive pitcher to go the distance against the Angels, as he duplicated Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddie Garcia with a masterful five-hit performance Sunday night in which he retired the final 15 batters he faced in a 6-3 victory that left a good portion in the crowd of 44,712 at Angel Stadium in a depressed state. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But Angels patrons aren’t the only ones depressed about their heroes’ demise against a White Sox team that lost the opener in the best-of-7 series and then thundered back with four straight victories, including three stirring ones in the Angels’ Orange County ball orchard. How do you think Chicago Cubs fans feel today? I’m not sure they’re suicidal, but, oh, how despondent and gloomy they must be in light of the despised crosstown White Sox making it to the Fall Classic when only two years ago their Cubbies squandered a chance to do so themselves when they let a 3-1 NLCS edge against the Florida Marlins slip unhappily away. The White Sox are supposed to be every bit as cursed as the Cubs because of their infamous link with the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, but their ill-starred legacy certainly wasn’t apparent against the Angels. They complemented their overwhelming pitching with one big hit after another and as they were the blessed beneficiaries of a mistaken umpiring call by one Doug Eddings in Game 2 that gave impetus to their first victory and dramatically turned the momentum in the series. center_img Well, that other Chicago baseball team, the one without a cult following, the one with a notorious pedigree, the one whose park is brand new and doesn’t have ivy on its outfield walls, the one no one knows about outside the south side of the Windy City or even cares about is finally headed for the World Series after a 46-year absence. And, who knows, in light of the methodical manner the Chicago White Sox dismantled the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Championship Series to win their first AL pennant since 1959, they just might be headed for their first world title since the early part of the 20th century. last_img read more

Travel Alert: Road closed due to flooding

first_imgThe local road between Kilmacrennan and Trentagh has been closed today (Thursday) due to flooding.The L1522/L1532 road is impassable following flooding from the River Lennon.Overflow water has blocked parts of the road and the nine-eyed bridge. Donegal County Council has put local diversions in place and the public are advised to avoid the area where possible and comply with signed diversions.Travel Alert: Road closed due to flooding was last modified: March 14th, 2019 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

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to late night Letterkenny attack

first_imgGardaí in Letterkenny have renewed their appeal for information following an apparent ‘unprovoked’ attack on Monday morning.Two men were hospitalised as a result of the incident outside a nightclub on Lower Main Street.“It is believed that a male suffered a head injury as a result of a blow to the head, which subsequently resulted in him falling and hitting his head off the concrete,” Garda Grainne Doherty said during this week’s Garda community notices.  While the investigation is at an early stage it is believed this was an unprovoked attack, Gda Doherty said.“A second male was taken to hospital with injuries linked to the incident. His involvement in the incident is under investigation at present,” Gda Doherty said.The attacked occurred between 2.45am and 2.50am in the early hours of Monday 29th April.CCTV and witness statements are being analysed, while Gardaí are appealing to taxi drivers or people who were outside the nightclub to come forward if they have any information relating to the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.  Gardaí appeal for witnesses to late night Letterkenny attack was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 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

British MPs vote to hold general election on 12 December

first_imgThe UK is set for a 12 December general election after MPs voted to back it following months of deadlock over Brexit.By a margin of 438 votes to 20, the Commons approved legislation paving the way for the first December election since 1923.The bill is still to be approved by the Lords but could become law by the end of the week. If that happens, there will be a five-week campaign up to polling day.The UK prime minister has said the public must be “given a choice” over the future of Brexit and the country.Mr Johnson hopes the election will give him a fresh mandate for his Brexit deal and break the current parliamentary deadlock, which has led to the UK’s exit being further delayed to 31 January.British MPs vote to hold general election on 12 December was last modified: October 29th, 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