Large crowd expected at Mica information event

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter A large crowd is expected at a Mica Redress scheme and financial information event this week. The scheme was given the green light in recent weeks with Donegal County Council now actively pursuing a way forward in accepting and processing applications.The public information evening is getting underway at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny at 7pm tomorrow evening with affected homeowners urged to attend.The event is being organised by the Mica Action Group, one of the speakers on the night will be Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen MD Cllr Martin McDermott.He is encouraging all those affected to attend:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleGarda Chief warns over major cocaine problem in DonegalNext articleUlster U20 games refixed for next weekend admin Pinterest By admin – February 17, 2020 center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Large crowd expected at Mica information event DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+last_img read more

Young BH Basketball Players won Second Place at the European Championship

first_imgThe male cadet basketball team of BiH won second place at the European Championship of B-Division for players up to 16 years of age that was held in Sarajevo.The young BH basketball players were defeated by the team of Russia in the final match that was played in the hall Sabit Hadzic on Ilidza with the score 77:83 (19:20, 8:28, 28:15, 22:20).The most effective players in our team were Gobovic with 16, Huseinovic with 15 and Gataric with 13 points.Regardless of the defeat, young BH basketball players achieved their goal, which is the placement in the A-Division.Besides BiH and Russia, in the elite rank of European basketball will also play the selection of Macedonia, which won the third place after defeating the team of the Czech Republic.(Source: read more

Sanchez sparkles as United progress in FA Cup

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Alexis Sanchez shone in a winning Manchester United debut on Friday after a thumping 4-0 win at the humble ground of lower-league Yeovil Town eased Jose Mourinho’s team into the fifth round of the FA Cup.The Chile international was named in the starting line-up just days after he signed for United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and was involved in the build-up to the first two goals.Fresh from signing a contract extension with United, Mourinho put out a much-changed side for the fourth-round clash in his 100th competitive match in charge but the visitors still had far too much firepower for fourth-tier Yeovil.Sanchez lined up alongside Michael Carrick at Huish Park, with the veteran midfielder making his first start since September after he received treatment for an irregular heart rhythm.It was the second time the sides have met in the Cup in four seasons and United were desperate to avoid an embarrassing slip-up against a side fighting for their lives in the bottom reaches of League Two.Yeovil produced one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history in 1949 when they defeated top-tier Sunderland and although the competition has lost some of its lustre in recent years, Friday’s match had the feel of an old-fashioned tie.United dominated possession early in the game but were unable to create many clear-cut chances despite a potent-looking forward line featuring the likes of Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata.– Sanchez sharp –Sanchez, wearing United’s iconic number seven shirt, looked sharp on the left side of the attack, drifting into central areas to orchestrate United’s attacks and taking some knocks from the rugged hosts.Seconds after he shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area, he was involved in the build-up to the opening goal, releasing Rashford on the edge of the box.Rashford lost control of the ball but a disastrous defensive mix-up in the home-side’s penalty area gifted the 20-year-old forward with a clear opening, and he made no mistake, giving United the lead five minutes before half-time.The football was scrappy after the interval, with the rotated United line-up struggling to find attacking rhythm but they extended their lead with half an hour to go, with Sanchez again central to the move. The Chilean carried the ball forward during a United break and fed Ander Herrera, who finished impressively with his left foot.Substitutes Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku added gloss to the scoreline with a goal apiece in the dying minutes.Elsewhere on Friday, Sheffield Wednesday beat Reading 3-1 in an all-Championship clash.On Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s City, who remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple after reaching the League Cup final, have a tough challenge on their hands away to Cardiff, third in the Championship.Chelsea face Newcastle in an all-Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on the same day, licking their wounds after defeat League Cup semi-final to Arsenal.In another all Premier-League tie on Saturday, Liverpool host West Brom looking to bounce back after defeat to bottom club Swansea ended their 18-match winning run in all competitions.Nottingham Forest’s reward for dumping out champions Arsenal in the third round is a trip to Hull. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

NASCAR Heads to Homestead for Dixie Vodka 400

first_imgGentlemen start your engines…It may not be the end of the season, but NASCAR racing is headed to Homestead-Miami this weekend mid-season.NASCAR will run the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday.The Race for the Chase that traditionally concludes the season with a champion at Homestead Motor Speedway is now taking place in the summer.Martin Truex Junior rolls into the race coming off a win at Martinsville.last_img

Florida Woman Calls 911 After Fridge Breaks; Officers Bring New One

first_imgThe Martin County Sheriff’s Office posted about the situation on Facebook, writing, “Cheryl Nanartonis believed she was in crisis, her refrigerator broke down and her food was going to spoil. She said her resources were limited and she didn’t have the funds to buy a replacement.”“So Cheryl called 911. Although 911 is reserved for emergencies only, deputies were dispatched to Cheryl’s Jensen Beach home. They explained to Cheryl the importance of reserving 911 for emergencies only. But that’s not all,” it adds.The post continues, “Realizing how upset Cheryl was, they knew they couldn’t clear the call without taking action. So Deputy Marcum, Deputy Elliot and Sgt. Flynn made arrangements with the Jensen Beach Goodwill to donate a gently used refrigerator to Cheryl. The deputies even had it delivered, and Cheryl was back on track.”The Sheriff’s Office ended the post by thanking Sam Fincher and Peggy Brewer at the local Goodwill for helping solve Nanartonis’ problem.If you don’t try, you’ll never know! Courtesy: Martin County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook One Martin County woman recently called 911 for a different kind of “emergency.”When her refrigerator broke and she did not have the money needed to repair it, she decided to call the police and see if they could help. Why not, right?It turns out, that was a smart move on her part.Officers responding to the Jensen Beach home of Cheryl Nanartonis informed her that 911 is meant for emergencies only.Fortunately for her though, they also decided to figure out a way to help her.last_img read more

Stephanie Margaret Checton and Bryan Jeffrey Palumbo

first_imgStephanie and Bryan PalumboStephanie Margaret Checton and Bryan Jeffrey Palumbo were married on October 22, 2011 at Holy Cross Church, Rumson. Reverend Michael Manning performed the ceremony. Meghan Checton, sister of the bride, and Steve Brousell, friend of the groom, attended the couple. The wedding was followed by a reception at Navesink Country Club.Stephanie is the daughter of John and Maria Checton, Rumson.  She is a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and University of Delaware with a B.A. in fine arts. She is production manager and designer at Alpine Creative Group, Manhattan.Mr. Palumbo is the son of Jeff and Nancy Palumbo, Little Silver. He graduated from Red Bank Regional High School and Lehigh University with a B.S. in finance and marketing. He is currently a credit trader at Standard Chartered Bank, Manhattan.After a wedding trip to India and Maldives, the couple will reside in Hoboken, NJ.last_img read more

Memorable 4x400m anchor-leg showdown

first_imgChamps 2016 and all that it offered has disappeared into the pages of history. Some will label what was experienced at the National Stadium to close out last week “the best ever”.Whether it was or not, the sweet aroma lingering about the accomplishments of one little man will last for some time.Christopher Taylor, along with his now five straight triumphant team, answered the call of Calabar High in strident terms.Coming into the 106th staging of the world-acclaimed spectacle, the 16-year-old sensation held the title of World Youth champion. The status was rooted in a 45.27-second mark over the 400 metres in Cali, Colombia, last year.His mind set on records, he got them out of the way in that and the 200m from the preliminary rounds. A crowded slate of final-day expectations had to be properly handled.He had the benefit of a coach, Michael Clarke, who had prescribed and dispensed this and even more arduous diets for athletes under his care, several times over. Throughout the journey, the young man, who is nicknamed ‘Cubby’, coupled calm and composure with humility.With thoughts of personal marks summarily dismissed, he entered the final day with a new agenda – securing points to distance the green and black from their threatening purple-clad rivals of Kingston College (KC).On two occasions, he sauntered to his accustomed front spot and after crossing the line, pulling his teammate into second spot to register 16 points total in both the half- and one-lap outings.With the title race decided, the now competition-soaked speed demon was again summoned to further service. There would be no flinching. The feeling from all who supported him was that when you are called to serve, you do so with determination, diligence and a spirit of devotion to duty.HERE,SIR!As such, he valiantly stood to attention, upright in stance and quoted from his school song, Here, Sir!.Controlled sprinting and safe exchanges, typifying the 40-zero timed 4x100m relay, the last hurrah of the mile relay, required a little bit more to be truthful, considerably more.Kingston College, overall defeat, conceded wanted bragging rights from the traditional final event. To cement this, they brought out the six-foot-five-inch Akeem Bloomfield, the national junior 400m record holder with a Champs 2015 time of 44.93.A very talent-protective coach, Neil Harrison, accustomed to preparing athletes who were touching on world class, had made some early declarations. Bloomfield would be kept in mothballs, saved from the usual 200-400m double, plus relays by omitting him from the furlong.The World Junior Championships and for his charge to be booked on the Rio Olympics flight, were of paramount importance.The fact that Bloomfield lined up to anchor the flagship event was less of a departure from that template and more a resolve to send a message to the runaway Calabar train. Built into all that thought process, was the school motto: ‘The brave may fall, but never yield’.Kingston College, so long hunting a major schoolboy title, had fallen yet again.However, to yield would fly in the face of a potent school culture.History will record that the Christopher Taylor dynamo received the baton on the final pass zero metres ahead of Bloomfield. Make that 12 metres following a Kingston College handover stutter.Bloomfield was not long in taking sight of the deficit and zoomed in on Taylor, catching, passing, and putting on his own five-metre lead by the end of the back straightaway.With close to 150 metres for home, the head-bandied Taylor detonated. He eased closer to the new leader and Bloomfield got weaker in his golden pursuit.Young Chris got stronger, breezing past a now struggling Bloomfield to bring the gold to Red Hills Road by three metres. It was a telling strike that outshone the fireworks display that was yet unborn.It made Champs 2016 the memorable event that it will remain.n For feedback, email [email protected]last_img read more

Guyana has, to a large extent, lost its sense of history

first_imgDear Editor,Boat dun gon a falls, and it can’t turn back. I learnt that many years ago. Editor, did I not pen a correspondence very recently stating that Guyana needs to have a museum that houses artefacts of British Guiana because it plays a pivotal role within the tourism sector?Editor, did I not, in another article, suggest we should consider erecting a Photography Museum on the premises of the National Park, because of the historic events held there?Editor, have I not said in past articles, via the press, that the subject areas of History and Geography need to be more vibrant within the school’s curriculum, because of their relevance to the tourism sector?Editor, have I not brought to the public’s attention, via the press, the vintage British- made vehicle once used by the late President LFS Burnham, which is now in a storage bond decaying? And did I not suggest we need to have it restored and perhaps put on display?Does the above not all coincide with preserving Guyana’s history, past and present, towards tourism development?Past or present Government of the day, has anyone ever considered my suggestions?I do welcome to the shelves of Guyana Pro. McGowan’s book titled “A Survey of Guyana’s History”, and I do support President David Granger’s call for History to be given its rightful place in the education system. In my opinion, Guyana has, to a large extent, lost both its sense and preservation of history, and only God knows in which decade we will actually witness such a development. Sometime in 2016 (I think), I was tasked with a little project to sell 10 copies of The Guyana Annual Magazine (1000), and I never managed to sell any. No one I contacted was interested, and that magazine also relates to Guyana’s history. I did have the books returned, and I hope they were sold off.I wish Professor McGowan total success in having his books sold off at $4000 each, as reported in the press.I continue to wish that all stakeholders who have not given up the fight would keep fighting harder, and hopefully, one good sunny day, Guyana will shine like a diamond as an elite tourist destination.Unfortunately, my resource has dried up, and whenever I can manage to squeeze in additional work from the sidewalk, I will continue to so do.Yours faithfully,T PembertonTour Guide/Photographerlast_img read more

ECOWAS 78th Council of Ministers’ Meeting Opens Today

first_imgFlashback: Marcel Alain de Souza, president of ECOWAS Commission gives a symbolic check to VP BoakaiThe President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, has promised to ask the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government and others to give a “standing ovation” for the Chair of ECOWAS Authority, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and her government for the splendid job she has done for the sub-region and her country.According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, Mr. de Souza made the assertion during his remarks at the opening of the 38th Ordinary Ministerial Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council taking place at the Farmington Hotel in Lower Margibi County.Mr. de Souza, while providing updates on the sub-region, specifically on the democratic front, said Liberia is the only country that is set to go to the presidential and legislative elections in October this year.He praised the Liberian government for handling its electoral process.Marjon V. Kamara, Foreign Affairs Minister and chairperson of the Ministerial Council, who formally opened the meeting, welcomed her colleagues and guests and told them how honored the government and people of Liberia are by their presence.“Our President, the government and people of Liberia are greatly honored by your presence,” she said, adding that the decision to convene these mid-year statutory meetings in Liberia is a very reassuring statement of confidence in the progress which the country has made in consolidating peace over the past 13 years that bears testimony to the strong and visionary leadership of President Sirleaf, who, with support of partners, has kept Liberia on a peaceful course.“ECOWAS, the United Nations and many friendly governments have been indispensable partners in this respect,” Minister Kamara said.She said ECOWAS has continued to develop and sharpen the elements of its peace and security architecture since its first deployment to Liberia in August 1990, stressing, “Today our organization is held in high esteem for the decisive and determined posture of ECOWAS leaders and the strategic use of its military assets in the interest of peace, stability and security of ECOWAS citizens.”Minister Kamara paid tribute to the President and staff of the ECOWAS Commission for the positive results of their hard work which continues to bring credit to the regional body.She also extended her appreciation to the Chair of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) at the ambassadorial level and the ECOWAS Ambassadors for their informed contributions to enhancing coordination and policy coherence between the Commission and Member States on regional peace and security matters.Minister Kamara, among other things, expressed her expectation that the 38th MSC Meeting will further enhance their collective initiatives to strengthen the peace and security architecture of the sub-region.Meanwhile, the two-day meeting of the 78th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers takes place today, Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2, at the Farmington Hotel in lower Margibi County.Minister Kamara will welcome her colleagues from the sub-region to Liberia and will chair proceedings, while Mr. de Souza will make a statement setting the stage for the closed-door deliberations.Agenda items include those for decisions, adoption and information as they prepare the 51st Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government scheduled for Sunday, June 4th. All Heads of State and Government are expected to be in attendance.Other important dignitaries expected to attend the 51st Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority include the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, a high-level delegation from the Moroccan government, European Union, United Nations, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki.On the margins of the 51st Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, Mano River Union States (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire) will launch the West Africa Power Pool Project, which will provide electricity to the countries of the MRU basin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pensioner appears in court charged with sexually assaulting 5 year old girl

first_imgA man in his 70s has gone on trial charged with two counts of alleged sexual assault against a 5 year old girl in Co Donegal.The man, who is a neighbour of the child’s family, denies the charges. The incidents are alleged to have happened on the same day in 2013.The man denies two counts of sexual assault – the first of touching the girl’s genitals and the second of him putting her hand on his penis outside his trousers.The girl, who is now aged 8, has appeared by videolink to give evidence in the case.The trial, before Judge Martin Nolan, started at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday and is expected to last until next Tuesday.The man’s identity cannot be revealed.Pensioner appears in court charged with sexually assaulting 5 year old girl was last modified: February 3rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLetterkenny Circuit Courtsex assaulttriallast_img read more