Slaughter wins 1st BPC; Durham is back-to-back Best Import

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Slaughter received 975 votes to win the award after getting 393 statistical points, 412 media votes, 20 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA Commissioner’s Office.He became only the sixth Ginebra player to win the highest individual plum in a conference, joinig the likes of Marlou Aquino, Eric Menk, Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, and LA Tenorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSlaughter edged Meralco swingman Chris Newsome for the award after the sophomore got 707 votes, as well as San Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo (617 votes), TNT slasher Jayson Castro (440 votes), and San Miguel forward Arwind Santos (371 votes).PBA IMAGESMeanwhile, Allen Durham was once again hailed as the Bobby Parks Best Import for the season-ending conference. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESGreg Slaughter proved that he’s no longer feeling the lingering effects of his ACL injury as his dominant showing in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup was enough for him to take home his first Best Player of the Conference award.The 6-foot-11 center averaged 14.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks as he helped the Gin Kings earn a return trip to the finals and defend their throne.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The 29-year-old slotman averaged 25.4 points, 20.1 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks to stamp his class among this conference’s reinforcements.Durham gathered 1,219 votes, powered by 592 statistical points, 421 media votes, 57 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA as he was the unanimous choice as this conference’s top import.He also became the first reinforcement to win the award in back-to-back seasons since Gabe Freeman in the 2009 and 2010 Fiesta Conferences, as well as becoming the ninth reinforcement to bag the Best Import award multiple times, following the footsteps of seven-time winner Bobby Parks, as well as two-time victors Norman Black, Billy Ray Bates, Ken Redfield, Derrick Brown, Jerald Honeycutt, Freeman, and Arizona Reid.Durham bested Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (834 votes), TNT’s Glen Rice Jr. (574 votes), and San Miguel’s Terrence Watson (482 votes) for the plum.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Green Archers get back at Fighting Maroons It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Burdie Urey Weeks, 85, Saddened by Liberia’s Underdevelopment

first_imgMrs. Burdie Urey Weeks poses with a commemorative banner made in honor of her 85th birthday, portraying a picture of her younger self. At the time she had borne all her three children. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The two gigabytes capacity of the recorder of David S. Menjor, reporter at the Daily Observer, could barely contain all that 85 year-old, Mrs. Burdie Urey Weeks, had to say as she lamented on the poor state of the nation and reflected on the days known as the ‘old good days.’Mrs. Urey-Weeks, who is visiting from the United States of America, said in a recent interview with the Daily Observer that it is too frustrating a moment for any Liberian who saw and lived the years of the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and so forth to see that the country is yet to get on par with its counterparts in the sub-region in terms of development.“Monrovia and its environs are too dirty. There are still zinc shacks and huts in the heart of the city and the streets are uncontrollably littered everyday as though there is no city governance system,” she lamented.She noted that this is not how Monrovia, and in fact, the entire country should be by now.“During President Tubman’s days we were very careful about how and where to dispose dirt. No one dared throw dirt in the street as he or she wished to then. No, there was respect for law and order,” she said, adding “I am so worried about the surroundings. People get sick from mosquito bites and it costs so much money to deal with health matters.”The octogenarian said she feels sad every day that other African countries are developing much faster than Liberia.“Our country helped to make some of them to gain independence, but here we are today begging for even the least of things from other countries. I remember those days when my husband worked at the State Department (now Foreign Affairs Ministry); they used to go to other African countries to do help them plan about how to gain independence from their colonial masters,” she said.Mrs. Burdie Urey Weeks, whose 85th birthday was celebrated by her friends and relatives in Monrovia on January 7 when she returned   home on a visit, said she is also saddened by what she called ‘the absence of discipline in the country’s youthful population.“Children in this country nowadays do not care about their education. They don’t even respect their elders. Most of them are seen walking around the streets when it is time they should be in school. I like to see them go to school and learn,” she stated.She added that children should be able to do something with what they have learnt.“They should go to the libraries and read. They should be able to do something in the communities, in the churches and in their families. Let them be respectful to their parents, government and community leaders,” she admonished.Weeks, the third of thirteen children born unto the union of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglas Urey of Careysburg, was born on January 7, 1934.About her work experience in the country before the 1990 civil war which prevented her from returning home while in Greece, Mrs. Urey-Weeks said she is a preserver of history and for some years before the war, she served as an Assistant Director at the National Museum and later became director (proper) of the government agency.“The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) sent me to Athens, Greece for a conference intended for me to gain some skills in setting up an exhibition but I could not come back because of the civil war that erupted in 1990.“However, because I still love to preserve history, my age is not stopping me from keeping safe and in touch with those important things from which other people can learn about their country. These artifacts tell us about who we are and what we do.”  She added, “I am happy that the building hosting our National Museum has been renovated.”“God is the One who has me alive up to this time and I am very grateful. It is He who has given us the will power and the intellect to do those things that keep us safe and healthy.“I love to exercise but for now, that my age cannot allow me to do tough kinds of exercises. I walk at least an hour’s distance to and from almost every day and I feel so pleased traveling to the nearby markets each time to buy my food and cook all by myself,” Weeks said cheerfully.Mrs. Burdie Urey WeeksWhen she was young, she recalled, she loved climbing trees and dancing has always been part of her life too, and this has always kept her happy.“I am afraid of falling now and so I don’t venture around climbing  anything tall or high. Nowadays I politely ask people to help me by holding my hand where necessary so I may climb some stairs,” she said.She added that exercise is good for the body because it keeps one always healthy and strong.Mrs. Burdey Urey Weeks said she loves flowers and being with children is an inspiration, which she prays will never go away from her.“I love being with children so much and every day I appeal to them to be respectful to people,” she said.Mrs. Urey-Weeks said she loves to eat early in the morning but avoids  eating fats and too much oily foods.“I don’t eat too heavily at one meal. I don’t like to eat after 5 pm. That causes indigestion. I like fufu and dumboy, pepper and lime.“I don’t easily accept some medical results, such as a doctor telling me that I have diabetes or pressure. I always condemn them and advise any doctor not to put such records on my medical chart,” she said.She added: “I am too confident that my body is ok and so grateful to God that I have never been to hospital and got admitted for any major sickness. I don’t take any medication other than vitamins. I take malaria tablets once a week.”She said she had a cataract but it was removed in the U.S. and that she can see clearly and drive, even now.“I can read without glasses. My memory is still fresh.”Marriage and FamilyThe octogenarian said she got married to Mr. Thomas A. Weeks in 1957 when she was a young girl and she got three children out of the marriage.“My husband had three children before we met and so we had six children whom I was compelled to look after through tough times when my husband died in 1961 after a period of protracted illness,” Weeks said.Despite the challenges over the years, she said all of her six children are professional people after receiving education from universities and other professional schools.“I am so thankful to God that my family is united. My sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, as well as our children, grand and great grand- children respect our family values.Respect for Law and OrderWeeks admonished that people in authority should be honest and straight forward.“You can be straightforward without being abusive. You can be firm and have some rules, and punish those who break the rules,” she said.Accord to her, in her youthful days, people had respect for  women and girls. Women and children had a certain time to be out and another to be at home.“You couldn’t just get up at any time of your choice and go out or come home. There were restrictions from our parents and guardians. Our people took care of us and they made sure we did our homework. We helped our parents and guardians with the house work and paid keen attention to our lessons,” she explained.Traffic ControlThe former grade school teacher and retired registered nurse (RN) said the police in Liberia need to do more when it comes to traffic control.Weeks said there are too many lapses in the traffic control section of the Liberia owing to what she referred to as lack of proper coordination.“Everything about the traffic is confusing. No more functional street lights and police in control of the traffic regulation make too many mistakes. They confuse the traffic by giving orders and directions in a hap-hazard way.Cars sometimes nearly run into one another only because the attention of a police officer expected to be on the smooth running of the traffic is directed towards a single taxi for, in most cases, personal benefit,” she said.She said people who agree to serve the public in whatever capacity should learn to forget about themselves and focus on doing what will impact the general welfare of the population.She said in many areas, there are no signs to tell people what to or not to do.“There is need for order. You who are assigned to do a job, please do your job and do it well,” she admonished, adding “Don’t be harsh and cruel but ensure that laws respected.”She said Mr. Kenneth Y. Best is like one of her little brothers for whom she has so much respect.“Kenneth and I worked at Information Ministry before. He has always been and continues to be a good friend. He has always stood for me as his elder sister whenever someone infringed on my rights,” Weeks said.last_img read more

Mocha Arcadia man slapped with rape charge

first_imgForty-seven-year-old Jegede Hodge of Plantation Mocha, East Bank Demerara appeared on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer a charge of rape of a minor.He was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that between September 1st and 30th, 2017, while at Lot 19 Plantation Mocha EBD, he engaged in sexual penetration of the child, who was under the age of consent.The Police Prosecutor stated that, on the day in question, the child was left in Hodge’s care when he committed the act.Hodge has been placed on $300,000 bail, and the case has been set for continuation on September 13.last_img read more

Accused to know fate soon, denies involvement

first_img…shows Judge dry bread supplied by prisonA verdict could soon be handed down in the nine-year-old case chronicling an attempted murder and robbery at the City Mall, following State Counsel Abigail Gibbs closing the prosecution’s case on Wednesday. The matter involves co-accused Marisco George and John Caesar who are standing trial for attempting to murder businesswoman Dhanmattie Phulchand while executing a violent robbery at Reshma’s Collections at City Mall on July 4, 2009.The defendants both addressed the court telling the Judge, Justice Sandil Kissoon and the 12-member all male jury that they were not guilty of the crime. George via an unsworn statement told jury that she was in the store’s dressing room when she heard a scream and ran out where she witnessed a man lashing Phulchand to her head. She said the man threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone. However, George said when she was later picked up by Police at the park, they asked her where the boy was, and she reportedly told them she did not know what they were talking about.In her story to the jury, the co-accused also said she was in the Mall looking to purchase jeans and left to get friends to help her select the pair she wanted. She added that after she had seen the woman lying on the floor, she left the Mall without telling anyone as she was sacred. She said she found some friends and told them what occurred and left them and went home. It was when she went to the park that she was picked up by Police. She added that she was assaulted at gunpoint and told they would “beat me like a man”.Meanwhile, an animated Caesar showed the court two pieces of dry bread, he said he got from the Lusignan Prison. However, during his address to the court, Caesar said he only knew of the crime when he was charged in the Magistrate’s Court in 2010.He said Police had him sign a statement in relation to a missing cellphone and expressed that even though he was sorry for what happened to Phulchand, he knew nothing about it. Attorneys Damien DaSilva, Brandon DeSantos and Prosecutor Gibbs all presented closing addresses during the Wednesday afternoon session.It had been reported that Phulchand was attacked when George went to her store and indicated that she wanted to purchase a pair of jeans. George subsequently told the businesswoman that she would get a friend to help her select the jeans. The friend she brought, according to Phulchand, was Caesar, the number two accused, who had worked in a store at the very mall.After trying on the jeans, George requested a bigger size. However, when Phulchand attempted to get the requested item, she was struck to her head with a heavy object. After realising that it was Ceasar who had allegedly attacked her, Phulchand began to beg but was beaten and left in an unconscious state.The duo then relieved the woman of US$2000, a mobile phone and $100,000. After the duo left, the woman was found lying on the floor and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was hospitalised for a number of days. She was recalled to the witness box briefly on Wednesday. The case will soon conclude in the High Court as the current session of the Demerara Criminal Assizes comes to an end.last_img read more

Tottenham trio rested for Europa League trip Azerbaijan ahead of Chelsea clash

first_img Kyle Walker Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Mousa Dembele have been rested for Tottenham’s 5,000 mile round trip to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag on Thursday.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a win, but the Argentine clearly has Sunday’s London derby at home to Chelsea firmly at the front of his mind.Harry Kane and Eric Dier have travelled, as has Dele Alli, who is suspended for the clash against Jose Mourinho’s side.Pochettino has also confirmed Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Alex Pritchard remain on the sidelines due to injury. 1last_img read more

DONEGAL’S BARGAIN HOUSE SELLS FOR JUST €33K AT AUCTION

first_imgThe house in Convoy sold for just €33KIt made double the reserve price but it still went for a song!A house in need of completion in Convoy sold for just €33,000 at auction yesterday.The 1,770sq ft house on its own plot of land, had a reserve price of just €15,000. But after a number of bids at the All Sop Auction at Dublin’s RDS, the house was sold for just €33,000.The four bedroom house at Magheracorran is in need of completion but if roofed and has windows, doors and all external building works.Some internal works still need to be completed.Another Donegal property due to go under the hammer at the auction was withdrawn.  DONEGAL’S BARGAIN HOUSE SELLS FOR JUST €33K AT AUCTION was last modified: May 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:33KAll Sopauctionconvoydonegalsoldlast_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgGAA RESULTS – COUNTY DONEGALMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 16-Sep-2012 Bundoran 0 0 Cloch Cheann Fhaola Gaelic Park BundoranMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 16-Sep-2012 Na Cealla Beaga 1 – 10 1 – 6 Naomh Mhuire FintraCentra Supermarkets Under 21 B Football Championship 2012Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2012 Convoy 2 – 5 0 – 10 Naomh Columba Tir Chonaill Park Donegal Town S.F.Mount Errigal Hotel Junior A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 16-Sep-2012 Milford 1 – 8 1 – 9 Downings O Donnell Park SF ReplayMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2012 Na Cealla Beaga 1 – 9 2 – 6 Naomh Mhuire Fintra Mount Errigal Hotel Junior B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2012 Ardara 2 – 7 1 – 8 Naomh Conaill Ard a Ratha SF ReplayMarley Coach Hire Division 5Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Glenfin 2 – 9 0 – 12 Pettigo Pairc Ghleann FhinneCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Naomh Padraig-Muff 1 – 14 4 – 13 Buncrana Muff15-Sep-2012 Carndonagh 1 – 6 0 – 8 Red Hughs CarndonaghMarley Coach Hire Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Moville 1 – 10 2 – 8 Naomh Padraig Leifear Moville Carrick FieldCentra Supermarkets Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Urris 2 – 13 2 – 10 Termon Urris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighSenior Hurling Championship 2012Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Burt 3 – 14 1 – 12 Sean MacCumhaills O Donnell Park Final Line: A Nash/E NashCentra Supermarkets Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Naomh Padraig-Muff 1 – 8 3 – 9 Buncrana MuffMarley Coach Hire Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Naomh Ultan 4 – 9 1 – 5 Naomh Colmcille DunkineelyCentra Supermarkets Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Carndonagh 2 – 10 1 – 3 Red Hughs CarndonaghMarley Coach Hire Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Moville 3 – 2 6 – 14 Naomh Padraig Leifear Moville Carrick FieldGAA RESULTS – DONEGAL SOUTHRegional Div 1 Minor Championship Quarter Final Play OffsDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2012 Naomh Conaill 0 – 11 1 – 6 Naomh Mhuire Na Rossa Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Patrick Caulfield & Michael GalRegional Minor Championship Division 1 Semi FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 Ardara 1 – 7 1 – 8 Kilcar Killybegs Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Shane Murrin & Kevin McGinleyU-13 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Naomh Columba 3 – 6 5 – 13 Killybegs Naomh ColumbaU-13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Bundoran 7 – 9 4 – 4 Naomh Mhuire BundoranU-13 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Naomh Naille Four Masters Naomh Naille VoidU-13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Dungloe 2 – 13 3 – 9 Aodh Ruadh DungloeU-13 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Naomh Ultan 3 – 8 2 – 9 Naomh Brid Naomh UltanGAA RESULTS – DONEGAL NORTHMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2012 Fanad Gaels 2 – 9 1 – 7 Letterkenny Gaels Fanad Gaels PortsalonKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division Two ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Sep-2012 Glenfin 2 – 12 2 – 5 Letterkenny Gaels Pairce Taobhoige Quarter Final extra time if neededKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division One ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Sep-2012 St Eunans 1 – 13 1 – 3 Cloughaneely The Burn Road Final extra time if needed linesmen Gary Mc Daid/ Paddy Mc GintyMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 St Eunans 5 – 8 3 – 2 Buncrana O Donnell Park-LetterkennyMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Convoy 7 – 15 2 – 3 Red Hughs ConvoyMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Robert Emmets 3 – 15 0 – 3 St Eunans C Pairc EimeadMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Milford 0 – 6 2 – 17 St Michaels Moyle Park MilfordKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division Two ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 1 – 15 2 – 9 Fanad Gaels Pairc Colmcille Newton semi final extra time if neededMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Termon 5 – 6 2 – 5 Cloughaneely The Burn RoadMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Burt 8 – 22 3 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Pairc Colmcille NewtonMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Naomh Padraig Muff 7 – 10 4 – 5 Glenfin MuffMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Sean MacCumhaills 2 – 7 4 – 7 Gaoth Dobhair Mac Cumhaill ParkMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Carndonagh 3 – 11 0 – 3 Malin CarndonaghMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Urris 1 – 5 0 Downings Urris-Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Sep-2012 Glenswilly 3 – 12 4 – 7 St Eunans B Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaKavanaghs Supervalu Ballybofey u/15 Division One ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Sep-2012 Convoy 3 – 9 4 – 14 St Eunans Convoy semi final extra time if neededALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: September 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:Donegal GAA resultslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: CAN YOU LIGHT UP NAOMH MUIRE’S NEW FLOODLIGHTS?

first_imgPeil na mBanComhghairdeas le girseachaí Ghaoth Dobhair a bhain craobh shóisearach Dhún na nGall agus lenár ngirseachaí fhéin, Tara Ní Dhomhnaill, Caroline Ní Searcaigh agus Emma Ní Domhnaill a bhí mar chuid den fhoireann.Our minor ladies team are in action in The Banks on Tuesday 27th August @6.15pm against Milford. Get the support out to cheer the girls on! No date has been fixed for the U-14 semi finals as some games have yet to be played in the qualifiers. We hope to be in a position later in the week to post a date and venue for the game.Training TimesU-14 training on Tuesday is at 5-6pm this week because of the minor game.Minor training is 6-7pm Thursdays. U-12 & U-10 girls training is from 5-6pm on Monday evenings.U-8 Girls are still to train with the mixed groups on Saturday morning from 10-11am.There is a Fundamental coaching course being organised by the Donegal ladies board for mid September. This is a must for anyone who is coaching or training our girls. Contact Dónal O’Searcaigh if interested!A grab your whistle referees course will be run out mid October anyone interested contact Dónal. Mums & Dads keep your eyes peeled for a text about games for U-12 & U-10 girls later in the week.Cluichí / Fixtures Bhí bua maith ag an fhoireann sinsearach an Domhnach ‘s chuaigh thart nuair a bhuail siad Bun Cranncha le dhá phoinnte as baile. Bhain an foireann tacaíochta fosta. Beidh na foirne ag imirt ár gcomhsanaí, An Chlochán Liath ar an Domhnach sa chead chluiche eile sráithe. Ar na méillte a bheas seo.The U-21’s will play the winners of Kilcar on Thursday 29th at 7.00pm in the Banks.Light Up Your ClubThe LIGHT UP YOUR CLUB campaign is being run by the club with the aim of getting the Floodlights up and running this autumn and winter. The bulbs are €100 each and so far well over half have been sponsored from all over the world by so many. If you would like to sponsor a bulb please email naomhmuire@gmail.com Those who sponsor a bulb will have their name on a board in the clubhouse for the next ten years. Go raibh maith agaibh.GAA NEWS: CAN YOU LIGHT UP NAOMH MUIRE’S NEW FLOODLIGHTS? was last modified: August 28th, 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:Naomh Muire GAA Club noteslast_img read more

THREE NEW CASES OF KILLER FLU FOUND AT DONEGAL NURSING HOME

first_imgThree new cases of the potentially lethal flu strain have been found in patients at Nazareth House nursing home in Fahan.The HSE has confirmed that another three residents are showing symptoms of the outbreak which has so far killed six elderly people.This brings to 14 the number of patients at the nursing home who are suffering from the condition. Last night a HSE team was still at the home, where patients who are ill have been segregated from other residents.A Health Information and Quality Authority inspection team left the home yesterday. It has not said when its report will be published.The authority was called in to the nursing home when a GP notified the HSE about the flu outbreak on April 1st, after five people had died over a short period.Guidelines given to nursing homes at the beginning of last winter suggest the HSE should have been called in sooner. Minister of State for the Elderly Kathleen Lynch has said public health officials should have been called to the home before April 1st.“The lesson to be learned is, where you are dealing with vulnerable people in a private or a public nursing home, keep the Department of Health informed when anything . . . outside the norm occurs so we can help.”She said notification should be given, not so a penalty can be imposed, “but so we can help and ensure that operators are assisted in the care of very vulnerable people . . . We are not certain whether early intervention would have had any different result.” THREE NEW CASES OF KILLER FLU FOUND AT DONEGAL NURSING HOME was last modified: April 6th, 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:fluNazareth Houselast_img read more

SLOWEY TACKLES RABBITTE OVER THREAT TO LETTERMACAWARD POST OFFICE

first_imgA DONEGAL county councillor has written to a Government minister warning him of the impact of the closure of Lettermacaward Post Office.Councillor Terence Slowey says he has written to the Minister for Communication, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte demanding that An Post keep the Lettermacaward Post Office open. Councillor Slowey pointed out to the Minister in his letter that Doochary and Fintown Post Offices closed in recent years and that the community of Lettermacaward are not going to sit idly by while An Post tries to close their Post Office.Councillor Slowey also informed the Minister that a number of local people had shown expressions of interest in providing postal services after the Postmaster retires. The councillor said that the people of Lettermacaward would have to travel long distances to Dungloe or Glenties, and apart from the cost of this, it would impact greatly on the community, particularly the elderly.He also said that the opposition are peddling many myths, when it comes to the closure of post offices in recent years. Councillor Slowey said Fianna Fail stood over the closure of 197 Post Offices from 2006 to 2010, but the last three years has only seen 17 closures.“This Government is in fact working to reinvent post offices. The business being done across post office counters has actually increased in recent years,” he said.Finally, Councillor Slowey said any closure of the Lettermacaward Post Office would impact greatly on the adjoining local shop and he pledged 100% support to the people of Lettermacaward in demanding that An Post keep their post office open.  SLOWEY TACKLES RABBITTE OVER THREAT TO LETTERMACAWARD POST OFFICE was last modified: April 22nd, 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:Lettermacaward Post OfficeTerence Sloweylast_img read more