Chris Ross’ recovery nearing a ‘hundred percent’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters San Miguel is once again embarking on a quest for that elusive PBA Grand Slam and point guard Chris Ross is not missing it for the world.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Despite playing in pain, Ross was able to average eight points in 13 minutes per game during Games 4 and 5 and was crucial in helping the Beermen advance to the finals.Ross expects that he would be in peak condition as the series against the Hotshots, who have some of the best guards in the league in their roster, unfold.“For Friday, I should be ready, and I know at some point in the series I’ll be a hundred percent,” said Ross. “I’m slowly getting there, but my recovery is going maybe ahead of schedule. That’s good news for me that my body’s healing.”ADVERTISEMENT Though he is still recovering from a strained right thigh, Ross is working overtime to return to top form as the four-peat seeking Beermen face a tough challenger in Magnolia.“I’m getting closer to a hundred percent,” said Ross durng the pre-finals press conference Wednesday. “I went to practice today and I felt pretty good, so we’ll see. I’m going to get treatment after this and I’ll get treatment again tomorrow.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRoss injured his right thigh in the third game of San Miguel’s semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra, but he defied the but he defied orders from his coaches and team physicians and suited up in Games 5 and 6. View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolialast_img read more

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Late Rolando winner sends Marseille to Europa League final

first_imgAmadou Haidara, after a solo run, and an own goal from Bouna Sarr had given Salzburg a 2-0 lead in 90 minutes to make up for the 2-0 defeat from the first leg in France a week ago.Marseille will meet Atletico Madrid in the final in Lyon on May 16 after the Spanish side beat Arsenal 1-0 with a goal from Diego Costa to win 2-1 on aggregate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was a completely crazy match. Thanks to our character we managed to score that goal,” said Payet, adding that Marseille would enter the final as “outsiders.”The French club will be aiming for its second European trophy after winning the Champions League 25 years ago. It has not appeared in a final since losing to Valencia in the UEFA Cup in 2004. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Payet guided Marseille to victory a week ago, setting up both goals, and again he orchestrated most of the team’s attacks.Salzburg dominated possession after the opening 10 minutes but created little danger. Its fast-paced combinations often lacked precision while Marseille defended well.The home team’s only shot on target came after 13 minutes when striker Munas Dabbur tested goalkeeper Yohann Pele with a low strike from just outside the penalty area.Salzburg stepped up a gear in the second half. Soon after Valere Germain’s volley from another Payet cross went wide, Haidara picked up a pass by Stefan Lainer and dribbled past four defenders before beating Pele with the outside of his right foot.It set off a 15-minute period of frenetic play from the home team and Salzburg drew level on aggregate in the 65th minute.Rami tried to clear a cross by Haidara but sent the ball straight to Xaver Schlager. The midfielder’s effort looked like going wide but it was deflected by Sarr and left Pele stranded.Marseille bounced back strongly in the last 15 minutes of normal time with Payet finding Florian Thauvin, but his header landed on top of the crossbar.Salzburg had an escape in the closing minutes when referee Sergei Karasev denied Marseille a penalty although TV replays suggested defender Duje Caleta-Car had handled.Both teams missed a handful of clear-cut chances in extra-time, most notably Caleta-Car, who had a well-placed header saved by Pele’s spectacular dive minutes before Rolando struck. Also, Haidara was sent off with a second booking after pushing his elbow in Payet’s face.“I think we were the better team and had our chances in extra-time,” Schlager said. “It was still a super performance from us.” LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marseille’s Rolando celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Europa League second leg semifinal soccer match between Salzburg and Marseille, in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)SALZBURG, Austria — Marseille advanced to its first European final in 14 years after a goal late in extra-time gave it a 3-2 aggregate win over Salzburg in the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday.Five minutes after coming on as a substitute, Portuguese defender Rolando volleyed in a corner from captain Dimitri Payet in the 116th minute.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames James goes off for 43 points as Cavs go up 2-0 over Raptors ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “It’s been a long season and our character has always been our strength,” defender Adil Rami said. “It will be a great match against Atletico. We want to win that final.”The late goal denied Salzburg a chance to become the first Austrian club to reach a European final since Rapid Vienna was beaten by Paris Saint-Germain in the 1996 Cup Winners’ Cup.“We are very disappointed. We had a great Europa League season but forgot to give ourselves the reward for that,” Salzburg coach Marco Rose said.Marseille had few problems in a first half that lacked clear scoring opportunities.The French side went close in the sixth minute when Rami just failed to meet Payet’s curling free kick.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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What sort of welcome will World Cup visitors get in Russia?

first_img0Shares0000Senegal supporters will follow their team in Russia © AFP/File / SEYLLOUMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 7 – World Cup organisers say the competition will draw more than one million fans to Russia, creating challenges that range from the logistical to the cultural, both for the hosts and their guests.– One million expected – World Cup tickets keep selling. By Thursday, FIFA said that just over 2.4 million had been sold, more than 1.5 million of them outside Russia. FIFA said another 100,000, which had been reserved for its “constituent groups”, were now being offered to fans.Even though the tickets are often sold in packages including several matches, that’s a lot of visiting supporters. The nice round number FIFA has been using is one million.There will be the clapping Icelanders, the chanting English and the distinctive personalities of the supporters of the other 29 visiting countries.The differing languages, songs, flags and fan cultures of the world will energise the streets of Russia’s host cities until the middle of July.There won’t be an “Oranje” army in Russia, because the Dutch failed to qualify, but the biggest demand, outside the host nation, has come from a country that did not qualify.FIFA said on Thursday that it had sold 88,825 tickets to customers in the United States. After that came Brazil (72,512), Colombia (65,234) and Germany (62,541). The English broke into the international top ten in the latest figures with 32,362 tickets — just behind Australia.Russia’s objective, organising committee chief Alexei Sorokin said, is to show fans “an unforgettable, colourful Russia”.– $13 billion in infrastructure –Around $450 million was spent on Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVRussia has spent a whopping $13 billion (11 billion euros) on infrastructure.“The airports in six cities have new terminals, 21 new hotels have been built in host cities,” Sorokin said in May, adding that “14 hospitals have been re-equipped for the tournament”.“Nothing is superfluous,” he said. “We needed them.”“This fulfils a regional planning objective that is in effect catching up on the lack of investment over the last 20 years,” said Jean-Baptiste Guegan, one of the authors of a book investigating Russian football.He added that the goal was also to present a “radiant and attractive” image and give visitors the best possible experience so they would go home and recommend Russia as a tourist destination.– Free transport and Fan IDFIFA president Gianni Infantino told AFP this week: “I have never seen a country that has done so much to welcome the fans.” They will certainly be able to get between the host cities on trains, although in reality the vast majority who benefit will be Russian nationals. Sorokin said 700 additional trains would be laid on.“It’s a good system but what they are offering is insufficient and the vast majority of trains are already reserved,” said Ronan Evain, head of Football Supporters Europe (FSE), an umbrella organisation of supporters in 40 countries.– Accommodation concerns –This could be a concern because some owners of apartments in host cities have sharply increased their prices. Some owners have cancelled bookings, and are now demanding higher prices than they originally advertised. Many fans complained of similar tactics in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in May when Liverpool played Real Madrid in the Champions League final.Evain said: “In Moscow, things are starting to balance out because there is an enormous choice of accommodation, but in cities which are not as used to having tourist visitors, like Saransk and Nizhny Novgorod, prices are shooting up.”– Language barrier and human rights –LGBT activists take part in a May Day rally in Saint Petersburg in May this year © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVAThe question of how foreign visitors will be received in Russia remains to be seen. “A lot has been done to train volunteers and the security forces to avoid racism,” said Sylvia Schenk, of Transparency International, who also sits on a FIFA committee on human rights.But in a country where black footballers are still occasionally subjected to monkey chants, there is an obvious risk of racist incidents.A 2013 law in Russia makes homosexual “propaganda” a criminal offence if it is distributed to young people. FIFA has succeeded in negotiating with Russian authorities so that the rainbow flag, the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride, can be displayed in stadiums during the tournament.“The rainbow flag will be allowed in stadiums for example. Is it solving all the issues of Russia with gay people? No, but it is a step,” Infantino told AFP.Schenk, from Transparency International, said: “There will also be a ‘House of Pride’ in Moscow run by Russia NGOs and FIFA, and the authorities have confirmed that no-one will be prosecuted.”In terms of the training of volunteers, “many have not been given any training in English”, Evain said.“It won’t necessarily be a problem unless there is a problem like an illness or a specific request from an elderly supporter, for example, bearing in mind that security measures mean spectators might have to walk several kilometres to the stadium.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Officer offers a ray of light on Skid Row

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre He has spent about nine years in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division, with the past two as a senior lead officer serving as a community liaison. One of the programs that garnered him recognition, “Just Like You,” brings in African-American and Latino mentors to talk to young people living on Skid Row. “I didn’t care if you were a janitor, a lawyer, a doctor,” Joseph said about his criteria for speakers in the program. “As long as you were successful.” He started the program because Skid Row offers little to admire for the predominantly black and Latino kids who wind up there. “All they see here is pimps and prostitutes,” he said. “All they see here is drug dealers. That’s their role models.” LAPD Officer Deon Joseph strides the streets of downtown’s Skid Row, alternating between his role as friend and enforcer – offering temporary housing tips to those seeking help and pouring out the cheap booze of those who refuse it. I “treat them like royalty, even if I’m putting them in handcuffs,” the 34-year-old Joseph said. “What I do will affect other African-Americans in this department as well as other officers, so I really do try to walk on water.” Joseph’s efforts to be an upstanding cop while reaching out to the downtrodden recently garnered him an honorable-mention award from Parade magazine and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The 12-year veteran and married father of three was one of only 14 officers honored nationwide at the annual ceremony. Joseph has grown to love his assignment on Skid Row, but admits that when he first arrived he had doubts. He soon realized he was in familiar territory. When Joseph’s parents, Milton and Margie, came to Long Beach in the late 1950s from Louisiana, times were so hard they collected cans to sell at recycling centers to make ends meet. Despite their own initial hardships, his parents were community-minded, Joseph said. His father started his own construction business and routinely hired people others thought didn’t deserve a second chance, including ex-cons looking to improve their life. Before she died last November, Joseph’s mother fed the homeless at least once a week for about seven years. Growing up, Joseph and his siblings – including his twin brother, Cleon, also an LAPD officer – learned lessons in patience, love and understanding that would serve them well later in life as their parents took in 41 foster kids during their 45-year marriage. Kids from all backgrounds ended up in their home, including one “neo-Nazi kid” who was taught to hate black people, Joseph said. “He would literally starve himself because he didn’t want to eat our food,” Joseph said. The fast ended after the family caught him eating collard greens in the middle of the night. “It taught me about race relations,” Joseph said. “You’re forced to be exposed to other cultures.” Many of the children his parents took care of suffered from emotional and physical abuse, as well as mental disorders. Working Skid Row, Joseph sees much of the same. “I don’t look down on them. I can’t,” he said. “They’re my brothers and sisters. … I fell in love with them.” That love was reciprocated one afternoon when locals congratulated him on being honored in Parade. “This man helped me out a lot,” said Howard Skuce, 52, sitting in a wheelchair. “And a lot of other people in the streets don’t like him, but I do. He helped a lot of the homeless people.” Among the 3,800 parolees, 400 sex offenders and more than 3,000 people on probation on Skid Row, there are some decent ones just trying to do their best, Joseph said. People like a guy he simply calls “O.G.,” who took it upon himself to strategically place colorfully painted trash cans in the area. It was his attempt to alleviate the area’s trash burden, made worse by well-meaning religious groups that come from outside Skid Row to hand out food. If it’s not traded or bartered for drugs, the food often ends up thrown on the streets, Joseph said. The drug dealers – including one Joseph just busted, called “Lucky” – are another story, he said. A crackdown on crime through the department’s Safer Cities Initiative, an effort begun in September 2006 that brought 50 more officers into Skid Row, has reduced violent crime by 31percent, with robberies down 53percent and burglaries down 33percent. But critics contend some homeless people have been unfairly targeted and harassed, a charge the department denies. A lawsuit was settled in October when an agreement was reached between the city and the American Civil Liberties Union to allow people to sleep on sidewalks from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as long as they’re at least 10 feet from business or residential entrances. The agreement will remain in effect until the city builds 1,250 new affordable-housing units, half of them on Skid Row. Yvette Nelson, a rehabilitation worker on Skid Row, said as far as she’s concerned, things have improved considerably. “You know how people say bad things about the police? Downtown police are the best police,” said the South Los Angeles resident. “There’s not as many drug dealers down here on the street like it was. “I see more people are getting into programs instead of laying out on the streets.” And Joseph enjoys a solid reputation in the area, even among the dealers he tries to put away. “He’s got a lot of respect down here,” Nelson said. “They give him respect because he respects people.” With his tough-love approach, Joseph is always holding out hope that even those he has arrested will want to turn their lives around. “I don’t judge them,” he said. “I don’t care if they’re Crip, Blood – if you want to change your life, I’m here to help you.”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

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Tyrone man who drove at ‘disgraceful’ speed fined in Letterkenny Court

first_imgA man detected driving at what a speed described a Judge as being ‘extraordinary’ and ’disgraceful’ has been fined.23-year-old self-employed Eoin Cassidy was clocked driving at 179km/h in a 100km zone on August 19, 2017. Garda Finn was operating a speed check at Dromore, Letterkenny, at 23.45 on the night in question when he detected a red BMW X5 driving at excessive speed.Gardai pursued and stopped the vehicle, being driven by Cassidy, of 140 Edergole Road, Fintona, County Tyrone.Solicitor for Cassidy, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client, ‘a very industrious young man’, was ‘to some degree astonished’ by the reading.“He understands the peril that he has placed himself in,” Mr Dorrian told Letterkenny District Court.“He was genuinely surprised that it had occurred. He didn’t realise he was traveling at that speed. He got two thirds of the way down and stopped comfortably within the distance of the remainder of the dual carriageway. He was exceptionally co-operative.”The charge was reduced to one of careless driving.“It was an extraordinary speed….the speed was disgraceful,” Judge Paul Kelly said.Cassidy was fined €500.Tyrone man who drove at ‘disgraceful’ speed fined in Letterkenny Court was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Eoin CassidyFRank DorrianJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtspeedinglast_img read more

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‘I DON’T BELIEVE SERIAL KILLER MURDERED MY SISTER’, SAYS DONEGAL WOMAN

first_imgTHE sister of Ireland’s longest-missing person says she doesn’t believe evil child killer Robert Black had anything to do with her twin’s disappearance.Mary Boyle vanished from outside her grandparent’s home at Cashelard near Ballyshannon on March 18, 1977.Today in Co Armagh Robert Black was found guilty of the murder of Jenny Cardy, abducted and murdered in 1981. It was his fourth conviction for murder. Black was a regular visitor to Donegal in the mid-1970s, often visiting the Dodge in Gaoth Dobhair as well as pubs along the west coast of the county. Gardai have already investigated a possible link between Black and Mary’s killing and are now looking at the case again.Ann Doherty, who was six when her identical twin sister Mary Boyle vanished without trace from fields behind their grandparents’ house, says she doesn’t believe Black killed Mary.She insisted: “For 34 years I have wondered what happened to Mary, I have spent many sleepless nights thinking about what could have happened.“But in my opinion Robert Black had absolutely nothing to do with Mary’s disappearance. I believe someone more local to the area knows exactly what happened.”Mary disappeared after she followed her uncle across the fields in Cashelard. Half way there, she decided to turn back.Just an hour earlier she had kissed her mum, also Ann, saying: “I forgot to give you a kiss this morning.”Sister Ann said that someone close to her family holds the key to revealing what happened her sister.She said: “We have been searching for Mary a lot this year and I believe we are getting closer.“The search on September 24 was the closest yet and I would appeal to anyone with any information to please help put an end to the torture.”A woman came forward last year to claim that on the day Mary vanished, she saw a man fitting the Scottish child killer speeding out of Cashelard in a white van.But gardai who examined his files in the 90s concluded it was unlikely he had anything to do with it.They are looking at the case again.Black was jailed for life in Armagh for the murder of Jennifer Cardy.He is also serving three other life sentences.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com‘I DON’T BELIEVE SERIAL KILLER MURDERED MY SISTER’, SAYS DONEGAL WOMAN was last modified: October 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:BallyshannonCashelardMARY BOYLEserial killer Robert Blacklast_img read more

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RORY MAKES HIS ‘PINT’ FOR ARTHUR’S DAY

first_imgDonegal singer Rory Gallagher knows what he’s doing for Arthur’s Day – sweet nothing at all!Rory’s not a fan of Arthur’s Day!The Jimmy’s Winning Matches singer has recently moved to a bigger bar The Island in Lanzarote.But the Kilcar man says he hates the idea of celebrating a day drinking Guinness. He said “To celebrate Aurthur’s Day today in the island we will be doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING as Arthur’s day is a load of shite created by Yuppies in London and Berlin to try and increase profit,” he fumed.See you for a rock shandy tonight so, Rory! RORY MAKES HIS ‘PINT’ FOR ARTHUR’S DAY was last modified: September 26th, 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:arthurs dayRory GallagherThe islandlast_img read more

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DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgSenior Citizens TourThe annual Senior Citizens tour will take place this Wed 19th June. To book or for more information phone Matthew on 074 9134104 or Michael on 074 9134163.School Fun Day We would like to thank everyone involved in the school fundraiser. A special thanks to the parents representatives and the Board of Management who put a lot of hard work and effort into organising the day’s activities. Thanks to the hall committee for the use of the hall. The businesses who sponsored. Thanks to everyone who helped run stalls, served tea, coffee, face painting, home bakes and all who took part in the day’s activities.Some of the winners from the day’s activitiesGuess the dolls name Margo Bonner who guessed Eva. How many sweets in the jar Charlene Doherty who guessed 230Penalty shoot out W.J Mc GeeChildren’s Penalty shoot out Gavin BonnerFathers race Conor Mc DermottMothers race Margaret BonnerWell done to all the winners, everyone who took part, a fun day was had by all. Drumkeen Old School ReunionThe Old School Reunion dinner dance will take place on Sun Aug 04th in Jackson’s hotel Ballybofey. Tickets are priced at €25 and are available from any committee member. Contact Joe on 087 2168176 Maeve on 086 3940761 or Henry on 087 2914267 for any enquiries.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00pm. All new members welcome. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!! Charity SkydivePauric Duffy will be doing a charity skydive on the August bank holiday weekend in aid of four charity’s. SNAP- Special Needs Accessible Park. MS Donegal. Little Angels School, Letterkenny & Temple Street Children’s Hospital. All donations greatly appreciated. Pauric can be contacted on 0877702622Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 12th June 08, 18, 19, 20. No jackpot 1 winner €100 Peter Mullan, Redcastle. Next weeks jackpot €1,175. Go raibh maith agat.St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in Hall at 8.30 on Tues Lotto results 5people Match 2 counties AM, DN, WD, WX D. Young, J. Young, L. O. Keefe PJ. Bonar ConvoyJP. Coyle Fanad Next week’s JP €3350Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class every Wed in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: June 15th, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

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WIN AN XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI

first_imgThe McKenna Guide “Award Winning” Counter Deli in Letterkenny are celebrating their 2014 Christmas Hampers & Wine Gifts by giving away a hamper a week until Christmas to lucky Donegal Daily readers! For a chance to win this week’s hamper, just follow the link at the bottom of this article to The Counter’s Facebook page, and like and share their competition post! Simple!The winner will be announced next Friday! The Counter have painstakingly sourced the best of local produce as well as further afield to create the most sought after hampers this Christmas.Boxed in beautiful contemporary natural recyclable branded packaging, they have become something of a cult gift.Central to their hampers are the themes of both supporting local and the ultimate in high quality produce.Thankfully there are more and more local artisan food producers, ensuring that the Donegal hampers are the best they’ve ever been. If you have a more personalised gift in mind, that’s no problem.Take your time to browse the selection of wine, local produce and artisan products and make your own.If you just can’t decide, let them know what you want to spend and they’ll do the hard work!https://wwwfacebook.com/thecounterdeliirelandLast week’s winner was: Conor Crossan WIN AN XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: December 12th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Counter Delilast_img read more

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Barrister slams Donegal doctors for using position in abortion amendment debate

first_imgA leading barrister from Donegal has slammed six local doctors after accusing them of using their position and qualifications to serve their own ideological and political purposes.The doctors published a letter in Donegal Daily last week backing a ‘No’ Campaign in 8th Amendment Referendum.’The Donegal-based GPS are Dr. Micheal Cooke, Dr. Murrogh Birmingham, Dr. Kevin Bonner, Dr. Maureen O’Carroll, Dr. Brian McColgan and Dr. Tony Delap. However, Dungloe-born barrister David Greene described the letter as “deeply concerning” and accused the GPs of using their standing as doctors for their own gain in the campaign.He said “The letter began with the sentence “As pro-life doctors in Donegal…” and went on to impugn the motives and information provided by the pro-choice campaign in the lead up to the referendum on 25 May 2018.He added that it is deeply concerning that medical professionals would seek to use their medical qualifications and standing as doctors in the community for their own ideological and political purposes.“This was not a case of doctors as private citizens taking part in public debate. Rather, this was doctors using their standing and qualification as doctors to seek a political or ideological end. “This can be seen from the fact that their letter began with “As pro-life doctors in Donegal” and by the fact they signed their letter using their qualifications”.“It is also alarming that some of those doctors would enter this debate considering where they practice medicine. Some of those doctors practice medicine in relatively isolated parts of Donegal. In the communities they serve, they are often the only medical practitioner available.”He added that the strong public stand now taken by those doctors raises fundamental questions about the treatment they would give (or refuse to give) to a woman with a pregnancy-related health care need, given their stated “pro-life” stance.“Their (the doctors) intervention into the debate might also have a very serious inadvertent consequence. There is likely to be a major chilling effect imposed on women who are patients of these doctors in speaking about their pregnancy-related health care needs.“A woman who is a patient of one of those doctors will now know their doctor’s very deep personal, ideological and political views and may be dissuaded from discussing concerns relating to a pregnancy with that doctor. This raises the stakes and the risk for the women involved. “In my view a doctor should never place their own ideology and political views ahead of the needs of patients, should never conduct themselves in a way which might inadvertently place patients at risk, and should never use their standing or qualifications for political and ideological purposes.”David Greene is a solicitor practising in Brisbane, Australia.Originally from Dungloe, he has lived in Australia for many years and was an Australian Labor Party candidate in the 2017 Queensland General Election.He previously practised as a Barrister at the Four Courts in Dublin. Barrister slams Donegal doctors for using position in abortion amendment debate was last modified: April 25th, 2018 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:abortionamendmentDavid GreeneGPsreferendumlast_img read more

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