Korea ousts Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgFilipinos 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 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Photo from Fiba.comSouth Korea slapped yet another loss to continental rival Gilas Pilipinas, 118-86, ending what had been a promising Fiba Asia Cup campaign by the Filipinos in Beirut.The Filipinos ran right smack into the deadliest shooting display by any country in the biennial showcase as the Koreans hit 16 triples and shot at a 67-percent clip to silence a huge stunned crowd of OFWs at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in the game that ended early Thursday morning in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend NLEX, Blackwater unveil new faces in clash It was the first loss in four games for the Filipinos, who finished way short of duplicating silver medal finishes in the last two editions of the tournament by bombing out of the quarterfinals.Korea played with flawless precision all game and made the Filipinos look a shade of the team that humbled the Chinese, 96-87, last week.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 Koreans advanced to take on 2013 champion Iran in the Final Four after Hamed Haddadi and Co. scored an 80-70 decision of Lebanon.Terrence Romeo provided the silver lining for the Filipinos with a 22-point effort in the second quarter, where he rallied Gilas to within eight points. MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

Police tackle multi-coloured “wrap” design minibuses

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), as part of their regular patrol, have pulled over several buses that have multi-coloured ‘wrap’ designs at the Brickdam Police Station.When contacted, acting Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram stated that this campaign was currently ongoing until all vehicles were in compliance with the traffic rules, which prevent them from operating with wraps and featuring many colours.He later stated that this was a countrywide campaign and all bus routes would be checked to ensure that the traffic laws were not breached.So far, over 30 buses were pulled in at the Police Station after their registration documents showed that the vehicles were supposed to be in a single colour. However, this was not the case as most of them were wrapped in various colours and designs, and bearing logos which were not in compliance with the traffic regulations.Meanwhile, drivers who were identified by the Police officers related that they were losing money and time.The vehicles whose designs are sprayed on will be allowed to continue working. Conversely, the operators of minibuses that were wrapped will have to make certain changes in order to continue working.Police officials have indicated that these problems could be avoided if all traffic regulations were followed. Drivers will be provided with a fitness certificate, which will allow them to resume operation.last_img read more

$100M for “expertise” for Demerara River crossing tenders

first_img…as Govt to seek more loans from India as bypass road costs spike by US$70M…$38.5 billion set aside for public infrastructureBy Jarryl BryanGovernment has allocated $38.5 billion of the 2019 Budget for infrastructural projects. This includes, among other things, money for six kilometres of paved roads in Linden, extension of the highway from Hope Canal to Mahaica and a feasibility study for a Linden to Mabura road link.An artistic rendering of the three-lane Demerara bridgeThis was announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, during the presentation of a $300.7 billion 2019 Budget. When it comes to the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Jordan said the monies allocated for all capital projects constitute 71.9 per cent of the total budget for the Ministry. The allocation has also increased from the $32 billion the Ministry received last year.According to Jordan, the East Coast-East Bank Demerara road linkage project (Ogle bypass) has jumped from a cost of US$50 million to US$120 million.He noted that Government would approach its bilateral partner, the Export-Import Bank of India, for more funds.This ECD-EBD bypass project is expected to be 26 kilometres of road linking two of the country’s main thoroughfares. This new road link will also be connected to key communities in Georgetown and along the East Bank of Demerara. Those include Diamond, Mocha, Eccles – all on the East Bank – and Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt in Georgetown.The project has, however, ran into some trouble with swamps between Ogle and Diamond. With a budgeted allocation of $45 million to start preparatory works, Jordan said the area would be drained and works done to facilitate the main construction.New Demerara River crossingWhen Government annulled the tender for proposals for the new Demerara River crossing, it attracted criticism separate from persons who also slammed the Government for sole sourcing a $146 million feasibility study for the crossing.Jordan revealed that help has been sought from the Caribbean Development Bank to revise the Expressions of Interest in order to retender the project by this year end. But the evaluation of the bid proposals, a job normally handled by the ministry’s technical staff, will be outsourced at a cost of $100 million of taxpayers’ money.“At the same time, we are working with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to secure the services of technical experts to support our evaluation of the proposals that are expected to be opened towards the end of March 2019, and to facilitate the next steps in the P3 [Public-Private Partnership] process. To this end, the sum of $100 million has been budgeted, in 2019, to finance the services of these technical experts.”Interior linkageJordan explained that the road from Linden to Mabura in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice), will be 125 kilometres long. Beside the road, the Minister explained that the feasibility study could encompass the bridge across the Kurupukari River. All this, according to Jordan, will be done with the support of key development partners.He touched on the Linden to Lethem road link, which he insisted would be a main hub of hinterland connectivity. He noted that it was still in pre-construction stage, while the Brazilian Government is still being engaged on developing the road from Mabura to Lethem.Government has also allocated $134 million to execute studies and designs to rehabilitate the 72km Linden-Soesdyke Highway. He noted the potential for more development of the lands on both sides of the Highway for housing, commercial and industrial development. This, he said, also has implications for industrial applications for Guyana’s high-grade silica sands.“To complete our integrated road connectivity, we have already commenced discussions with interested development partners to secure funding to extend the road to Soesdyke/Timehri, to form a continuous link from Georgetown to Lethem and, via the Takutu Bridge, to the Trans-Continental Highway connecting South, Central and North America.”“It is this careful and detailed planning that will ensure that the provision of enhanced infrastructure meet the needs of our people and the country. When completed, this by-pass road will open over 15,000 hectares of housing, industrial and commercial lands, and provide much relief to the horrendous traffic bottlenecks on the East Bank Highway.”Four-lane road expansionJordan explained that works would continue on the East Coast of Demerara, on the four-lane road expansion project from Better Hope to Annandale. He also noted the upgrade would continue from Buxton to Belfield, with further extensions planned for the East Coast Highway from Belfield to Hope Canal Bridge.“Meanwhile, the Islamic Development Bank is considering our proposal to upgrade and widen the remainder of the East Coast Highway from Hope Canal Bridge to Mahaica. In parallel, reconstruction works will commence to upgrade the Railway Embankment road from Enmore to Hope Canal Bridge.”According to Jordan, this will create “a second access road – parallel to the East Coast Highway – from the Hope Canal Bridge to Sheriff Street. The Government anticipates that, in the coming years, this improvement of the road network will continue to Rosignol.”Jordan stressed that urban, suburban and rural communities have not been forgotten.last_img read more

The tricky balances of KPL survival

first_imgMathare United, Western Stima, Thika United and Muhoroni Youth are dangling dangerously with Thika and Muhoroni occupying the bottom two automatic relegation slots while above them, Stima and Mathare are looking to avoid the drop, only two points shy.-Muhoroni Youth-Muhoroni Youth, with a match at hand are placed bottom with 25 points, six away from safety and their current form is not convincing at all that they can pull in from deep their energy reserves to pick at least nine out of the available 15 points to survive.The sugar belt side, engulfed in financial difficulty and a huge coaching turnover have won only five matches this season and just two in the last 15 games. They have the league’s worst goal aggregate, having conceded a whooping 41 goals in 29 matches and scored only 22.Their five-year stay in the top flight will be cut short if they lose their next three matches, beginning Wednesday afternoon when they play Bandari FC at their Muhoroni Complex. A loss against the Sugar Millers, coupled by a win by the teams above them will be catastrophic.Looking at their next three fixtures, Muhoroni are in for a fight. After Bandari, they play Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi over the weekend, then Sony Sugar in Awendo, Mathare United in Nairobi and finish the season against AFC Leopards at home.Sharks, Sony and AFC Leopards are all angling to finish the season in the top eight and of the three, only Kariobangi Sharks are currently wrapped up in that bracket.-Thika United-Thika United coach Nicholas Muyoti.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANicholas Muyoti took charge from James Nandwa midway through the season after deputizing the experienced tactician since last season. Now, Muyoti, a retired Kenyan international has the biggest task of his young managerial career, ensuring Thika remains in top flight.Placed 18th with 29 points, two away from safety, fate is out of their hands. In their final four games, they will not be facing any of the teams fighting relegation.On Wednesday afternoon, they will be at home to Sony Sugar at the Thika Sub-County Stadium, then play away to deposed champions Tusker FC over the weekend, before facing Zoo Kericho and Bandari FC in the final two games of the season.Muyoti has called on his unit to put in a fight and collect at least three wins from the remaining four matches and hope the lucky stars align in their favor.Just like Muhoroni, Thika have struggled this season, winning only five games out of 30 outings, their last victory being a slim 1-0 conquest over Kariobangi Sharks at home on the first day of last month.What has been worrying is their goal scoring form having hit the back of the net only 23 times, the second joint least in the league. Muyoti has admitted this has been their biggest undoing, partly blaming it on the absence of Nigerian forward Onwudi Chibueze.“We have been forced to use midfield and wide players as central strikers and it has not been easy. I know if we can make our chances count, we will remain in the league,” Muyoti said after his side’s draw with Mathare United in their last match.They have scored four goals over the last match and if they are to remain in the league, then the stat has to improve.-Western Stima-Western Stima defender Ouma goes in for a challenge against Gor Mahia’s Teddy Osok in a KPL Under-20 Championship match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on December 19, 2016.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWestern Stima face Gor Mahia on Wednesday afternoon in the beginning of their four-game journey to destiny. Stima beat Gor 2-1 in the first leg and hope to repeat the same feat again, something that would inject some much needed confidence.Their last win, a 3-1 victory over Sofapaka gave them a boost to engage in the battle for survival with all arsenal. After Gor, they will take on Ulinzi Stars at home over the weekend, then travel to Nairobi to play Posta Rangers before closing their season away to Chemelil Sugar on November 18.Ugandan coach Richard Makumi has done well since being appointed in September, losing only one match against Sony Sugar, winning two and drawing three. But the job is far from done.With two wins in the remaining four games, Stima will almost 100 percent assure themselves of safety.The powermen have struggled this season after losing most of their key players in January. KPL’s Most Valuable Player last season, Kenneth Muguna left for Gor Mahia alongside defender Joash Onyango who skippered the team last season.Dennis Sikhayi and Gabriel Andika left for AFC Leopards, further pulling aside the pillars that held the team together in 2016.Former coach Henry Omino who has now been redeployed as technical director was left building the team with youngsters, and just like Sofapaka last season found it tough, the team spending most of their time in the basement this season.-Mathare United-Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAnother coach who has learnt the hard way that you cannot send boys to do a man’s job is Francis Kimanzi. The tactician also having lost several key players at the close of the season chose to go for youngsters in the transfer market and the decision has had an effect on his side.The 2008 champions have struggled for form though there have been individual shining lights including striker Chris Oduor who has scored 10 goals this season and provided four assists.Kimanzi though remains confident that the team is learning the hard way and has insisted there is no cause for panic that the team will head down the relegation drain.“I don’t think there should be any cause for alarm because the players are aware of the situation they are in and know what it takes to go up. But the most important thing is their development which has been great so far,” an upbeat Kimanzi said.Mathare are placed 15th with 31 points, same as Sofapaka and lie in danger of sipping down the standings.They begin their home stretch on Wednesday afternoon with a tie away to Sofapaka in Nakuru, a side they have beaten only three times in 17 attempts. Their last win was a huge a 5-2 result against the 2009 champions amidst their struggles last season.After the Sofapaka match in Narok, Mathare will take on Nzoia Sugar in Bungoma this Sunday before playing another relegation struggler Muhoroni Youth in Nairobi and wind up the season away to Posta Rangers.With two wins out of those five games, Kimanzi’s men will ease their relegation fears with fate cleanly in their hands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Muhoroni Youth head coach James ‘Odijo’ Omondi. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 1- With four matches remaining before the end of the season, four teams are engulfed in a mother of all fights for survival with the relegation axe waiting to wield, and in the least, two of them will be chopped down to the National Super League (NSL).At the moment, the teams which finish in the bottom two slots of the 18-team top tier league are sure to be relegated while there is still a push and pull over a suggested play-off between the 16th placed team in the Kenyan Premier League and the third placed team in the NSL.last_img read more

10-man Atletico frustrate Arsenal at Emirates

first_img0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal in front but could only look on in frustration as 10-man Atletico Madrid came back to snatch a 1-1 draw© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 27 – Arsenal’s hopes of sending outgoing manager Arsene Wenger off with a trophy suffered a major blow as they could only draw 1-1 with 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.The Gunners played with an extra man for over 80 minutes at the Emirates Stadium, with Sime Vrsaljko’s early red card handing them the initiative. However, they were made to rue a host of missed chances before and after Alexandre Lacazette headed them in front on the hour mark.Atletico coach Diego Simeone was also sent to the stands shortly after Vrsaljko’s dismissal, but the Spaniards resisted manfully and pounced when their chance came as Antoine Griezmann prodded home a vital away goal eight minutes from time.Arsenal now need to become the first away team to score in 12 matches at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium next week if Wenger’s last game in charge is to be the final in his homeland in Lyon on May 16.Moreover, Arsenal’s hopes of Champions League football next season also hang on becoming the first side other than Real Madrid to eliminate Atletico from Europe for five seasons.There was a far more highly-charged atmosphere for Wenger’s penultimate home game in charge than there had been for last weekend’s game against West Ham United.And the hosts were given plenty of encouragement early on, even when still up against Atletico’s full complement.Lacazette volleyed off the outside of the post and forced Jan Oblak into the first of a series of fine saves with a header from close range.Vrsaljko had been booked within two minutes for bringing down Jack Wilshere.And the Croatian left his side a man light after just 10 minutes when French referee Clement Turpin showed no leniency for another late challenge on Lacazette.Moments later, Simeone was also dismissed by the officious referee for taking his protests too far when an Arsenal player wasn’t booked for what he thought was a similar foul.– Griezmann grabs equaliser –Antoine Griezmann celebrates his late goal for Atletico© AFP Adrian DENNISAtletico’s excellent defensive record is what has carried them to five European semi-finals in seven seasons under Simeone.The visitors battened down the hatches with 10 men, but were reliant on Oblak to keep them in the tie.Wilshere headed straight at Oblak when unmarked at the back post at the end of a flowing Arsenal move.And the Slovenian then spread himself well with an outstretched leg to deny Danny Welbeck.Having weathered the Gunners’ early storm, Atletico only began to threaten themselves late in the first half and David Ospina had to be alert to parry a fiercely struck Griezmann shot following a fine run from Thomas Partey.Atletico retreated ever deeper towards their own goal after the break and were finally punished on the hour mark when Wilshere’s deep cross found Lacazette rising above Lucas Hernandez to head in his seventh goal in seven games.However, the French international and Arsenal could have had more.Laczette’s dangerous ball across goal found no takers before he headed another good opportunity wide.And Arsenal paid heavily for their profligacy, and some comical defending, when Atletico grabbed a vital away goal on 82 minutes.Griezmann outmuscled French international team-mate Laurent Koscielny and then benefited from a slip by Shkodran Mustafi after his initial effort had been saved by Ospina to prod his 27th goal of the season into the roof of the net.There was still time for Oblak to show why Griezmann isn’t the only Atletico player wanted by Europe’s elite with a spectacular one-handed save to turn Aaron Ramsey’s header behind and keep Los Rojiblancos on course for another European final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Senate approves tax-cut package, a boon for Bush

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Senate voted 54-44 on Thursday to pass almost $70 billion in tax cuts, mostly for the nation’s wealthiest taxpayers. The action ensures that virtually all of President George W. Bush’s tax cuts will be locked in place until after the next presidential election. The measure, which the House passed on Wednesday, would extend Bush’s tax cuts on stock dividends and capital gains until 2010, and shield about 15 million affluent families for one year from an increase in the Alternative Minimum Tax. The vote was a significant victory for Bush and beleaguered Republican leaders, who had viewed the tax cuts on stock market profits as a defining party issue and had credited them with jump-starting economic growth and reducing unemployment over the last three years. “We’re finally here; we have a deal,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, declared with evident relief on the Senate floor. “More importantly, the American taxpayer has a deal. A deal that is long overdue.” The tax bill, which Bush is expected to sign as early as today, could set the stage for budgetary heartburn in the years ahead. Virtually all of Bush’s tax cuts – rate reductions for individuals, a bigger child tax credit, the elimination of estate taxes and the tax cuts for stock dividends – will expire simultaneously at the end of 2010. Renewing all those tax cuts at the same time would cost hundreds of billions of dollars a year, posing excruciating budget choices for the next president as the nation’s baby boomers become eligible for billions of dollars in Medicare and Social Security benefits. In addition, lawmakers merely postponed dealing with huge problems surrounding the Alternative Minimum Tax, a parallel tax that was originally aimed at millionaires but is not adjusted for inflation and is set to engulf millions of middle-class families. Preventing an expansion of the alternative tax in 2007 would cost more than $40 billion, and the costs increase each year after that. The only way out is a top-to-bottom overhaul of the entire tax code, but neither Bush nor congressional leaders want to touch the issue this year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut even as Senate Republicans celebrated, they failed to reach agreement with House Republicans on scores of other popular tax breaks, including tax deductions for college tuition and a savings credit for low-income people that expired last year. Democrats charged that the tax bill focused almost entirely on cuts for wealthy investors and that it allowed programs aimed at ordinary citizens to languish. “There is little in this bill to be proud of,” said Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. “Working people have been left behind.” House Republicans, meanwhile, remained in disarray over a budget plan for next year. After vowing earlier Thursday to vote on the plan, which was to have been passed on April 15, House leaders postponed the vote after failing to reach agreement with Republican moderates who wanted $3 billion more for health and education. Even if House Republicans pass a budget plan later this month, their measure will have little practical importance because it probably will not be reconciled with a very different plan passed earlier this year by the Senate. last_img read more

REVEALED: HOW DONEGAL COUNCILLORS SPEND YOUR MONEY ON ‘WASTEFUL’ TRIPS

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty says he is committed to ending the practice of County Councillors being paid to attend conferences after revealing how some of your money is spent on them.Presently Councillors can claim up to €2,000 per annum to attend conferences held in Ireland on various issues. However Cllr Doherty claims that many of these conferences are simply exercises in claiming expenses, a practice he feels should be abolished.Speaking today he said: “In my short period on Donegal County Council I have witnessed first hand the abuses of the conference allowance. “Elected members are heading away for a weekend by the sea and Donegal County Council are picking up the tab. I will not stand idly by and let that practice continue. Should I be elected in two weeks time the first motion that I will submit will be a motion calling for the end of the conference allowance.”He continued: “At last month’s Council meeting Councillors were presented with the opportunity to attend conferences on such important issues as ‘Retirement planning for Councillors’ in Dundalk, for which payment totalling €426 was available.“Or if that didn’t appeal they could opt for a ‘Data Protection’ seminar in Oughterard which paid €531. Is it really in the public interest to pay over €400 for a County Councillor to plan his retirement? In my view it absolutely is not. The value of these conferences is highly debatable and to date I have not been presented with a detailed report from any conference attended by a member from Donegal.“Just yesterday we leaned that one Councillor in Donegal earned over €90,000 as a public representative in the last two years. It is high time we put a stop to these practices and took these lads off the gravy train and back to reality with the rest of us.” REVEALED: HOW DONEGAL COUNCILLORS SPEND YOUR MONEY ON ‘WASTEFUL’ TRIPS was last modified: May 8th, 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:council spendingGary Dohertytripslast_img read more

CRASH VICTIM GEORGE (83) WAS POPULAR DAD AND LIFELONG GAA FAN

first_imgTHE elderly gentleman who died in a car crash on Barnesmore Gap was George McCallig, a popular member of the community in the village of Dunkineely and around St John’s Point.Mr McCallig, who was 83, died at the scene of the accident.A 64-year-old woman was injured in a second car involved in the incident. The dead man was a popular father of six who had been a fisherman, like many members of his family from St John’s Point.He returned to the family farm on retirement to take up cattle farming.He was a keen supporter of gaelic games, the county team and was hugely fond of his local club Naomh Ultan who are going ahead with 40th birthday celebrations on the insistence of the McCallig family.There was a large crowd at the removal of his remains from Shovlins Funeral Home in Ardara this evening, going to his late residence at Dunkineely via Ardaghey. Funeral Mass is on Saturday at 11am in the Church of Saint Joseph & Saint Conal, Bruckless. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Donegal Hospice care of any family member or John B O’Donnell, Funeral Director.Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to the accident to contact them in Donegal Town on 074 9740190. CRASH VICTIM GEORGE (83) WAS POPULAR DAD AND LIFELONG GAA FAN was last modified: August 7th, 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:Barnesmore Gacar crashDunkineelyGeorge McCalligst john’s pointlast_img read more

HEARTBROKEN WOMAN TO REMEMBER FIANCEE SHE LOST JUST A WEEK BEFORE WEDDING

first_imgA heartbroken woman whose husband-to-be died just a week before their wedding is to honour his memory on their first anniversary.Nathan Wilmot collapsed and died in October last year, just days before he was due to marry his sweetheart Michelle O’Donnell.Tragic Nathan, from Glencar, Letterkenny, suffered a fatal asthma attack and died on October 27th as he prepared for his wedding on November 2nd. Now Michelle is to remember Nathan, who was just 27, in a special way.With the help of family and friends she would like to raise awareness of the seriousness of asthma and alert people to be vigilant of the dangers that can occur.Michelle said that although Nathan had asthma as a child he did not have any problems with asthma in recent years.She wants to raise funds for the Letterkenny General Hospital and the Asthma Society of Ireland by organising a very special day charity football match that will cater for both Soccer and Gaelic fans in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey on Saturday 26th October 2013 and kick-off is at 6.30pm. Michelle and Nathan in happier times.The events takes place at Sean MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey on Saturday 26th October 2013 and kick-off is at 6.00pm.The first will be a game between Highland Radio and Mulrines while the second will be a Ladies Gaelic Match – Mothers and others – Convoy v MilfordAdults €3 and children under 16 years are €1.A Donegal Team Shirt signed by all the 2012 winning team will be raffled on the day and the winner will be announced at the presentations along with other prizes.Presentations and refreshments will be served afterwards in the clubhouse. Your support for this worthwhile cause will be greatly appreciated.HEARTBROKEN WOMAN TO REMEMBER FIANCEE SHE LOST JUST A WEEK BEFORE WEDDING was last modified: October 22nd, 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:asthmadeathMichelle O’DonnellNathan Wilmotlast_img read more

DEAR DONEGAL, THANK YOU

first_imgDEAR LADS,Thank you – go raibh maith agaibh.It just didn’t go for us today. No amount of rubbish or hours of analysis by the pundits will explain it all. But what is clear is that every man on the Senior team and every boy on the Minor team gave their all today.And not just today; week in and week out for months on end; at nights, in early mornings – before and after work, through good days and bad, supported by wonderful families, clubs and communities.Jim McGuinness as manager and Michael Murphy as captain have led our county to another All Ireland Final.We were an inch away from a draw; without even playing very well today. There cannot be any scapegoats. It would be simply outrageous to pick one.To the fans we say, unless you’ve walked in their shoes, or worn those boots, you have no right.So thanks Jim, thanks Michael, and thanks lads.Hold your heads up high and be proud.We are. DEAR DONEGAL, THANK YOU was last modified: September 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:donegalEditorialJim McGuinnessKerryMichael Murphylast_img read more