Unimpressive Reggae Boyz lose to USA

first_imgRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz went down 1-0 to the United States in their friendly international played at the Finley Stadium in Chattanooga on Friday night.  Jordan Morris netted the all-important goal for the Americans in the 58th minute, when he found himself with space and only substitute goalkeeper Ryan Thompson to beat after a neat exchange with a teammate. Morris, who was buy throughout the contest slotted the ball powerfully under the advancing Thompson, who had replaced his counterpart Andre Blake at the start of the second half. Boys’ Town’s prolific striker Shamar Nicholson and Cornwall College’s Schoolboy Jourdaine Fletcher both made their debuts, as they were brought on by Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore in the 82nd  minute. However, the they could do nothing to lift the Jamaicans, who failed to create any meaningful chances as the US dominated the second stanza.   IN PHOTO: United States’ Juan Agudelo (9) is defended by Jamaica’s Damion Lowe (3) during first half of a friendly match. The Americans also dominated the first half possession as they created a number of clear chances, which their attackers failed to convert. Jamaica also had an opportunity in the first half but former Kingston College star Romario Campbell could not get a positive touch on the ball from about six-yards out after good work from Corey Burke on the left hand side. The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to take on Honduras in another friendly match in Houston on February 16. They are using both games as part of their preparations for the Caribbean Cup finals and CONCACAF Gold Cup later this year.last_img read more

Paul Lee has no regrets over late three attempt in China loss

first_imgMOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “Jordan (Clarkson) was cramping up and he really couldn’t move anymore,” Lee said in Filipino, recounting the final seconds of the loss to the Chinese preliminaries. “I’d love to have that chance again.”Everyone in the gym, from coach Yeng Guiao to defensive whiz Gabe Norwood, felt that Lee would make that shot.“He’s hit that every time, in practices (while with Rain or Shine) and in our big games,” Norwood, Lee’s ex-Elasto Painter teammate, said. “Everyone out there (in the Gilas team) knew that he was going to drop that.”With sure inclusion in the next Gilas team that will play Iran and Qatar in the next two weeks, Lee said that he is feeling better than ever, the knee injury that kept him out of several National team selections before now a thing of the past.“I’m ready if coach Yeng (Guiao) calls me up again,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Marcial assured of bronze in Asian Games boxing Just let that chance present itself again.“That was my shot. I’d take that again,” Lee told the Inquirer without batting an eyelash on Tuesday night, just minutes after the Filipinos bamboozled Japan to advance to the battle for fifth spot at Gelora Bung Karno Basketball Hall here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I have no regrets taking that shot.”Throwing up the potential game-winner just a tad hard, Lee missed becoming the hero for the second time against the Chinese, whom he beat with three free throws with no time left to erase a two-point deficit for an 80-79 win in 2014 that gave the Philippines the bronze medal in the Fiba Asia Cup in China. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ China’s Zhixuan Liu, right, looks to take a shot as Philippines’ Paul Dalistan attempts to block during their men’s basketball game at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA—Paul Lee is about to wrap up his second international stint with Gilas Pilipinas satisfied at how things turned out—despite the team falling slightly off target—and more than willing to give it another go for flag and country.He wants another one of those late three-point attempts with the game clock winding down and the outcome very much on the line, similar to the one he missed when the Filipinos lost a heartbreaker to China, 82-80, in group play in the 18th Asian Games here two Tuesdays ago.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Iran and Qatar are the next international foes for the Filipinos, and hitting the game-winning against either would surely quench Lee’s thirst.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Senegal picked as first African host for Youth Olympics

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Larry Muyang thriving in Letran, thanks to team’s confidence in him Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending 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 Erdener pointed to Senegal’s “booming economy” and better conditions than the other bidders from Botswana, Nigeria and Tunisia.The construction project includes a rail link and an athletes village which will become university accommodation.“It is not required to have a detailed budget at this stage,” Erdener said, though noting that Senegal’s government has “full understanding of the magnitude” of its task.One IOC member from Africa said the whole continent would share the responsibility of its first Olympics, comparing it to soccer’s 2010 World Cup in South Africa.“In Africa, when a family organizes a party all the neighbors chip in and they help organizing the event,” said Lydia Nsekera of Burundi, who also sits on FIFA’s ruling council, responding to a fellow IOC member’s question about Senegal’s economic indicators.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Russia’s Elizaveta Ryadninskaya stands on the podium after her gold medal victory in the Taekwondo Women’s -49kg event during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Joe Toth/OIS/IOC via AP)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal.Senegal President Macky Sall was present on Monday to see International Olympic Committee members confirm the executive board’s preference from four candidates.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It doesn’t matter, everyone will be there to help President Macky Sall organize and stage these games.”Nsekera is a candidate to lead the African group of national Olympic bodies, ANOCA, in an election next month.The 2022 decision was taken at a two-day IOC meeting on the sidelines of the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics.In reports by past and future Olympic organizing committees about their work, the Pyeongchang Winter Games reported an operating profit of $55 million.Pyeongchang organizing president Lee Hee-beom said the games in South Korea beat its target from sponsorship and donations, and raised almost $1 billion.The IOC executive board has agreed to give its share of the surplus to sports in South Korea.Three Pyeongchang venues still lack a long-term plan for use, including two skating arenas and the Alpine skiing downhill course. The slope at Jeongseon was promised to be replanted with trees and restored as a forest.“This obviously has always been a concern,” Dubi said of the legacy planning. “It has been the case for many months and it will continue to be the case.”Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics said they hope to propose new sports for its medal program to the IOC “early next year.”___ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Senegal will host the youth games in three places: Dakar; a new city of Diamniadio, close to the capital; and the coastal resort of Saly.Sall said a 50,000-seat Olympic Stadium will be built for the government-backed project.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe games budget is estimated at $150 million, the IOC executive director of Olympic Games, Christophe Dubi, said at a news conference.Senegal’s games are likely to be held in late May. This would be at the end of the dry season to “greatly reduce the prevalence of tropical diseases,” IOC vice president Ugur Erdener told the membership. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Ex-FDA Executives at Risk of being Rearrested

first_imgJudge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘C’ will shortly decide whether to  deny or sustain a US$1.2million bail bond relied on to release from prison, three senior staffs, including former managing director of the Forestry Development Authorities (FDA), Moses Wogbeh.If he denies the bond, he will order the defendants rearrested and remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison, where they will be awaiting their case.Judge Dixon, on Thursday, March 27, did not announce any scheduled date for his decision.Instead, he went on to say, “ruling in the matter will only be scheduled through a notice of assignment.”His action comes after both prosecution and defense team rested final argument over “insufficiency” of the bond.The men were charged with economic sabotage, criminal facilitation, forgery and obstruction of government functions for allegedly issuing 56 private use permits (licensed) to several logging companies amounting to US$6million.Fortunately, they were temporarily released from the Monrovia Central Prison, after Medicare Insurance Company tendered US$1.2million bail- bond to assure their day-to-day appearance while the trial is pending.However, prosecution disagreed with the US$1.2million bail-bond relied on by the company to release the defendants, arguing it does not correspond with the US$6million crime charged.In counter argument on Thursday, a member of the defense team, Atty. Arthur T. Johnson explained that prosecution’s request was unconstitutional and Prosecution was interested only in keeping the accused in prison.Arguing that: “accused persons shall be entitled to a bail-bond and sufficient surety, the Defense pointed out that ‘an excessive bond shall not be used as punishment against an accused person.’”“This is what prosecution is doing: they are using an excessive bond to punish the defendants. They are only interesting in keeping them in prison,” Atty. Johnson insisted.He wondered aloud: “How did they arrive at US$6million? What yard- stick do they use?  What evidence lies in their possession to establish that the defendants did issued the 56 pup? Is it the result of a General Auditing Report?”These concerned he did not answer.“Instead,” Atty. Johnson maintained “bail is a matter of right, but increasing the bond is unconstitutional and should not be considered by the court.”According to him, criminal history of committing offenses and bail-jumping (escaping while under bond) should be the basis upon which a person’s bond may be denied.“In this case the defendants are people without any criminal records and they should remain under the bond pending the disposure of the matter.”Prosecution, on the other hands, concurred with defense team, admitting “under the law an accused person is entitled to bail.”“In the instance case, the US$1.2 million bond secured by Medicare is not sufficient,” adding “the company failed to produce evidence to establish that it possesses the asset or cash to cover the US$6million bond.”In addition, “the company posted about 137 bonds including the US$6million bail bond in almost all of the courts in the country. It also admitted that they do not have the property value of US$6million.“If they can’t provide the US$6million in cash or its equivalent in property value to cover the crime charged, then the bond should be set aside and the defendants remanded to the Monrovia Central Prison until they can make the bond sufficient.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Central Committee elections results today

first_imgPPP’s 31st Congress…as members discuss amendments to Party’s constitutionA major shakeup in the leadership of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is likely when the Central Committee elections results are announced today.The internal elections were held on Saturday following the opening ceremony of the 31st Congress of the PPP, the first congress since the Party lost the 2015 elections.Central and Executive Committee Member Bharrat Jagdeo, who is also the country’s Opposition Leader, had noted during his feature address that these circumstances provide the opportunity for the PPP to examine its weaknesses and make changes where necessary to strengthen the Party.The internal elections govern the selection of members for the Central Committee of the PPP as well as the candidate members (nonvoting) members of the same Committee.The Central Committee consists of 35 members along with five candidate members.At the last PPP Congress, those who were elected to the Central Committee are Bharrat Jagdeo, Donald Ramotar, Frank Anthony, Anil Nandlall, Gail Teixeira, Navin Chandarpal, Roger Luncheon, Indra Chandarpal, Pauline Sukhai, Clement Rohee, Robert Persaud, Ganga Persaud, Bheri Ramsarran, Hydar Ally, Irfaan Ali, Komal Chand, Ali Baksh, Zulfikar Mustapha, Clinton Collymore, Jennifer Westford, Dharamkumar Seeraj, Nigel Dharamlall, Neil Kumar, Shyam Nokta, Vishwa Mahadeo, Desmond Kissoon, Fizal Jafarally, David Armagon, Omar Sharief, Mohammed Hussein, Philomena Sahoye-Shury, Brian Alicock, Kellawan Lall, Kwame Mc Coy and Chitreka Dass.The candidate members elected were Collin Croal, Ronald Harsaywack, Ghurday Shivpersaud, Sandra Baldeo and Vickram Bharat.However, the PPP announced last year several vacancies in the Central Committee owing to a number of factors.The seat held by Robert Persaud was declared vacant after he resigned from the Party. Persaud had held senior portfolios in PPP/Civic Governments, including Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources.The seats occupied by Navin Chandarpal and Omar Sharief were also declared vacant. Chandarpal had passed away and Sharief retained a senior position at the Ministry of the Presidency under the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government and resigned from the Party.The members who filled those vacancies are: Bibi Safora Shadick, Majeed Hussain and Harrinarine Baldeo.The Central Committee is then responsible for electing members of the Executive Committee of the Party, which consists of 15 members.During the Congress, every delegate is eligible to vote up to 35 times for the candidates of their choice.Leading up to the PPP Congress, there was much speculation regarding the changes at the helm of the Party.Analysts believe that Jagdeo, a former President and highly popular personality with the rank and file of the party, will secure the most votes from the delegates to serve. Ali, Anthony, Nandlall, and Teixeira are also likely to secure a large portion of the votes.The voting process has been completed and the counting has already commenced.The results are expected to be declared today as the Party closes the curtains on the three-day event, which was hosted at the Cotton Field Secondary School in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), under the theme “Strengthen the Party; Defend Democracy; Onwards to Victory.”Meanwhile, on the agenda for Day Two of the Congress, delegates considered amendments to the Party’s constitution.Also on the programme were considerations of and discussion on resolutions and political declarations as well as the consideration of amendments to the Party programme.The delegates also participated in a workshop on the ‘International Situation’.last_img read more

Govt bows to pressure: President finally meets with GTU, Education Ministry

first_imgWages impasse…proposes 10% increase for 2016, 8% for 2018Days after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo advised that President David Granger take a stand on the impasse regarding teachers’ salaries, the Head of State on Monday met with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Education Ministry.President David Granger locked in talks with GTU executives – Mark Lyte and Corretta McDonald – and the Education Ministry’s team led by Minister Nicolette Henry at Monday’s meetingThe President met with the GTU and Education Ministry team where he put forward a proposal for teachers. During the meeting, the President said he would like to have the issue resolved at its earliest.During an interview following the meeting, the Head of State said that there have been some “hiccups” with the negotiations.“We are aware of what has been taking place. Unfortunately, there have been some hiccups, but we now seem to be coming to the end of the road. There seems to be a wide area of I would say common acceptance of what needs to be done,” Granger said.He pointed out that on Friday, the GTU met with the Ministry whereby the two again sought to iron out the kinks of the matter.“At my meeting with the Union, the Minister went over those points (discussed between themselves and the GTU) and we have agreed that the two sides will meet again on Wednesday…the intention is to create the basis for an agreement between the two sides as early as possible, possibly by Friday,” President noted.The Head of State went on to say that it is important for this matter to be addressed at the earliest date possible as “teachers have expectancies”.“They are not being ignored or anything. We, of course, expect that the Teachers Union consult with its members and the Teachers Union expects that we, the Government, consult with the Ministry of Finance. So we have reached a broad area in which, I would say that there is common ground. I don’t want to call it an agreement, but we have reached common ground and I think the people of Guyana could look forward to an amicable resolution within days. It is a forward-looking agreement,” he added.Meanwhile, GTU on its Facebook page on Monday afternoon stated that Minister Henry revealed a new offer of 10 per cent increase for 2016 and eight per cent for 2018.“She also indicated that an offer of $350 million is made to settle debunching for the period 2011-2018. Teachers to be placed in scales as of January 2019. Payments for debunching and 2018 will be made in December while retroactive 2016 increase will be made in January 2019 if agreed,” the GTU stated in its post.Granger was forced to intervene this time around as teachers were being mobilised by the Union to be on standby for more protest action.The President’s meeting with the parties came days after Opposition Leader Jagdeo made a recommendation for the President to meet with educators. This most recent call by the Opposition Leader is the third occasion he advised that the President should intervene.Jagdeo had warned that the issue could have gotten out of hand, should Granger not intervene.The Union threatened more strike action after the Labour Department unilaterally appointed Professor Leyland Lucas to chair the arbitration panel to resolve the dispute between the two sides.Although the Education Ministry has threatened legal action should teachers return to the streets, the GTU said it is ready to walk the stairs to the courtroom as it is confident that it has not breached any laws, since according to the Union, the teachers’ salary negotiations have not yet reached the arbitration stage.The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) have since vocalised support for the Union’s call for better wages for teachers. The GTU has in fact called for Minister with responsibility for labour, Keith Scott to apologise for his unilateral appointment of a chairman to the arbitration panel and for humiliating the Professor.The last nationwide teachers’ strike took effect on August 27 during schools’ pre-term activities and lasted for a little under two weeks, as the Ministry gave into pressure and agreed to arbitration on September 6, 2018.The Union has been clamouring for the Education Ministry to honour a proposal for a 40 per cent increase in salary for 2016, 45 per cent in 2017, 50 per cent in 2018, 50 per cent in 2019 and 50 per cent in 2020 be granted to all categories of teachers/educators.last_img read more

It’s no contest: Cash is flowing

first_imgLack of competition hasn’t stopped five sitting Los Angeles City Council members from raising more than $750,000 before the March6 election. Council members Wendy Greuel, Herb Wesson and Greig Smith have collected more than $200,000 each in contributions despite no competing candidates on the ballot. Also running unopposed, Councilman Tom LaBonge has raised $150,000 and Councilman Bernard Parks has raised $80,000. With virtually a guaranteed win, why raise so much money? “It’s a way to communicate with my 250,000 constituents without using tax dollars,” said East Valley Councilwoman Greuel, who has received $226,000. Councilman LaBonge agreed. “It’s real important to get a message out to everyone in the district on what we’ve been doing.” Proponents of campaign finance reform said politicians raise so much money simply because they can – and because private donors are eager to write checks. But they said that with voters already troubled by the influence of money and special interests in politics, the flow of cash in uncontested races only heightens the concern. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch. The money is coming from somewhere, and it’s coming from somewhere for a reason,” said Susan Lerner, executive director of the California Clean Money Campaign. “When campaign dollars are coming from business interests, it’s an investment they make in expectation of a payoff,” such as a government contract, an easier time getting a permit or a more receptive leader, she said. This year’s incumbent City Council candidates are no different from previous years, when unchallenged elected officials raised more than $300,000 per person. Last fall, Los Angeles voters passed PropositionR, which sought to weaken the influence of contributions and lobbyists on the City Council by lengthening term limits and restricting lobbyist campaign contributions. But lobbyists can still – and do – host fundraising events for incumbents. Lobbyists sat on the host committee for two fundraisers for Councilman Herb Wesson, who represents Central Los Angeles and is running unopposed on the ballot, though there are two write-in candidates vying for the job. He has raised $202,000 for his re-election, which will pay to elevate his profile in the district and help his ambition to get elected to the Board of Supervisors. “Ideally, when you’re running unopposed, you would fundraise less or just enough to get your name out there,” said Steve Levin, political reform project manager with the Center for Governmental Studies. But, Levin added, elected officials frequently use current campaigns to propel them to future elections. “It’s usually money that’s used to get their name out there. It could be that they have high political ambitions,” he said, citing City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who ran for a second term unopposed in 2005 but still raised nearly $1.4million. The money bought television advertisements, which helped raise his profile for his run for California attorney general. But some incumbents said they raise money early just in case they do have a challenger – or to scare off potential challengers. North Valley Councilman Greig Smith said he held fundraisers early last year and raised more than $200,000 before the November candidate filing deadline. “There’s an old axiom: You show your strength through raising money. “We have not done any active fundraising since November, and we’re now closing down the account.” He said he plans to pay off campaign debts, fill his officeholder account ($75,000 can be transferred from campaign funds to officeholder funds), and then return contributions or donate them to charity, depending on what contributors want. Other unchallenged incumbents said they raise money and mail out campaign literature – which can cost about $20,000 to $30,000 for brochures delivered to voters’ homes – in place of the normal correspondence they send out during the year. City law prohibits elected officials from spending officeholder funds for promotional mass mailings within a year before their re-election. Councilwoman Greuel said she’s using her money for some mailers to constituents, and she plans to publish and distribute a Valley transportation map showing all the transit routes. There are no challengers to Greuel on the ballot, although Sunland-Tujunga resident David Cain is running as a write-in candidate. As for concerns about the influence of donors, Greuel said she thinks transparency and reporting helps. “We really try to be careful. But a $500 contribution does not speak louder than 10 people in my district who are concerned about something.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

WE BELIEVE! Shrews ace tells talkSPORT they can heap more misery pn Man United

first_imgRichie Wellens says Manchester United’s defeat to FC Midtjylland has given Shrewsbury Town belief they can pull off an FA Cup upset on Monday night.United head to New Meadow desperate to avoid another cup shock after being stunned by the Danish minnows in the Europa League on Thursday.Shrews midfielder Wellens, however, says his side have the confidence – and game plan – to heap further misery on the Premier League giants and their beleaguered boss Louis van Gaal.“We have got nothing to lose – the pressure is all on United,” the former Red Devils youngster, who is cup-tied for the match, told talkSPORT. “We can relax from the league and enjoy tonight but, as well as enjoying it, we believe after Thursday night’s result for United that we can get a positive result out of it.“With the form United are in, we need to stay in the game and make them nervous. The onus is not on us to go and attack. “I imagine we will play five at the back. The possession they will have will push us back, but that will suit us. We will play like an away team and hopefully they will leave space for us.“We are going to have to defend well for long spells, defend patiently, not get sucked out of position, and they should leave space for us to hit them on the counter attack. We will try get to 70 minutes where we are still in the game, make them nervous and hopefully we can nick something.”talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio coverage of Shrewsbury v Manchester United on Monday night, kick-off 19:45last_img read more


first_imgBruckless/Killaghtee/Dunkineely Community NewsDunkineely FestivalDunkineely Festival will be held on the 28th-30th August. The Start of the Festival will be @ 7pm on the 28th with the Killaghtee Marching Band.The Official Schedule will be available over the next few weeks.Here is just a taste of upcoming events: Soap Car Racing, Marching Bands, Late Night Dance, Youth Disco, Adult Dance night / Games, Children’s Play area, Bouncy Castle, face painting, etc, etc. Music and quiz’s in all local Bar’s, Pet Show.Anybody willing to help, please contact Gerry on 087 6993095. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you there!Calling All Gardeners, From the ‘Five Points’ to ‘Inver Bridge’!Due to this year’s poor spring, many gardens are away behind where they were this time last year. Consequently, we have had several requests to delay the competition judging date of ‘Dunkineely in Bloom’ by a few weeks. Judging will now take place on Sunday the 26th July. We will be taking entries up to Friday 17th July.The Competition Categories will include:•        Best town garden •        Best country garden•        Best container display•        Best business (including bars)Entry forms are available from the Dunkineely Community Limited (DCL) office and in local shops. Dyslexia Specific Training for TeachersSliabh a ‘Liag Dyslexia Workshop are organising Dyslexia Specific Training for Teachers.  This training course is scheduled for July 21st, 22nd & 23rd in An Fiontarlann, Ballymoon, Kilcar, will be delivered by The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) with certification awarded upon successful completion.Bruckless Cemetery SundayCemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 26th July at 4:00pm. Parishioners are asked the tidy up their family plots for the occasion. Thank you.Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 28th Aug to 2nd Sept 2015 – 5 Nights in Lourdes, Hotel Paradis.  Cost €719pps includes insurance.  Single room supplement €150.  Led by Fr Patrick Hughes and Fr James Sweeney.  Enquiries to Parish Office Bruckless 074 9737015. Pilgrimage organiser, Pilgrimages Abroad, Lauri Duffy Travel to whom all monies must be paid, License no. 052 PH   Tel: 016359300Adult Religious Education Course8/10 weeks – one evening per week starting in September (PG).  Topics covered:  Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Extra unction, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Our Lady, The Saints.  This will be a short course with basic information on the Sacraments and is suitable for anyone with an interest in the faith.  It will be helpful for those who would like to gain more knowledge about the faith.  The title of the course is “I Believe”. If you are interested contact the parish office at Bruckless by phoning (074)9737015.CoursesDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are planning a six week course in either Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful e.g. furniture) or a Follow-on Interior Design Course with Sile Kelly (the most popular of these two would run).If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 as soon as possible.  Courses will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme.ETB Adult Education ServicesThe following courses for adults may be commencing in Donegal Town in the near future.European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Monday & Tuesday 9.45am to 1.45pmQQI (FETAC) Level 4 Major Award in Information and Communications Skills. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.45am to 1.45pmQQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies. Thursday & Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and alternate Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm.  (limited places available).QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education. Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 1.45pm and alternate Wednesday 9.45am to 1.45pm. (limited places available).The courses are part-time and are free of charge to any adult with less than upper second level education / have a social welfare payment / have a medical card.  Courses are accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and do not affect existing social welfare entitlements.  For further information and an application form contact: 074 9725520 or email: siobhancoughlan@donegaletb.ieLocal RepresentativeCllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm.  Mobile: (087)2062336  Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieCeol agus CraicTraditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.Daisy DaysThese days are for the children of Donegal who have Downs Syndrome, Mitochondrial Disease, and any additional needs children of the county. The Daisy Days will be held in Daisy Cottage, Dunkineely on the 23rd and 28th of August next.Sunday the 23rd August is for the babies and children up to 6 years old.Friday the 28th August is for 7 years to teens.So far in the entertainment side we have Mickey & Minnie Mouse coming for the younger children and babies and for the older children we have Jose with his birds from the Raptor Rescue Centre in Glenties and also one or two rally cars coming.We want to make it a fun day out for these children and young adults and so am trying to enlist the help of as many as possible to make them days to remember.We have some offers of help (making tea, washing up, homemade buns/cakes etc.) more help would be very welcome.  We would particularly welcome the help of musicians, face painters, magicians etc.You can be contact Kathrine McGlynn on 074-9125942 or 087-6188340 or at daisycottagedonegal@gmail.com.The Point 10kThe Point 10k Charity Fun Run/Walk will be held this year on Saturday the 15th of August. This year’s charities are St. Vincent De Paul (Donegal Branch) and Spina Bifda Hydrocephalus (Donegal Branch). We hope to see a big turnout to support these two brilliant charities that help the local community.Registration and entries will take place on the day from 9am – 10:30am at the Dunkineely Methodist Hall, try to register before 11.00am as race starts at this time. Entry fee: Adults = €10, Students & Youths = €6. Prizes for all categories!!Refreshments will be served after In the Methodist Hall in the centre of the town.DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print you Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.Researching a Family Tree?DCL has a copy of the adjoining Methodist Church index of Births & Marriages 1860 -1899 (Ardara and Dunkineely). Also the Burials Register for the same congregations from 1950 to 2007.LibraryDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) –  Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc.  Borrowing 20c per book.COMMUNITY NOTICE: DETAILS OF THE DUNKINEELY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CommunityNoticeslast_img read more

When is your favourite star onstage at Jamboree in the Park? Plus, WIN two tickets!

first_imgAs the highly anticipated Jamboree in the Park draws closer, the country music festival has released more information for fans.Jamboree in the Park, Ireland’s largest indoor country music festival, is hitting the great outdoors in Letterkenny this Saturday. The music festival will draw thousands of country music fans across the UK and Ireland to Letterkenny this weekend. The performers times have now been released so that fans can best plan their day in order not to miss their favourite singer. Kicking off the day will be The Logues at 3.30pm. Jake Carter will hit the stage at 4.40pm followed up by Cliona Hagan at 5.40pm. Marty Mone will take the stage at 7.10pm who will be followed by Mike Denver at 8.30pm. Last but not least Nathan Carter will be on the Jamboree stage at 9.45pm.Early bird tickets are on sale until Friday at 4pm. To for more information and to buy tickets please visit ajspromotions.com. For more information call on 048 8225 2800 or visit Facebook /JamboreeLetterkennyWant to win two tickets for Jamboree in the Park?Donegal Daily has sets of tickets to give away to our lucky readers for the hotly-anticipated event. To find out how you can win a pair of tickets for this summer’s country music event, visit Donegal Daily on Facebook, find this article on the timeline and like and share to enter! When is your favourite star onstage at Jamboree in the Park? Plus, WIN two tickets! was last modified: May 16th, 2017 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) Tags:Country musiceventsjamboree in the parkletterkennystage timeslast_img read more