12 01 20

first_img– gunman escapes with MA gunman on Sunday morning snatched over $2 million from a Berbice businessman as he was about to make a deposit at a commercial bank in Rose Hall Town, sources say.Reports are that the businessman, Rakesh Mangalee of Albion, Corentyne, Berbice, was about to use the safety deposit box at Republic Bank when the gunman pounced on him.Guyana Times was told that the businessman, a Berbice-based distributor, had just exited his car when the gunman came up and demanded that he hand over the bag containing the cash.The man complied and the bandit snatched the bag and escaped on a motorcycle which was being ridden by an accomplice.Police B (Berbice) Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam confirmed the robbery had occurred, but did not divulge much detail as investigations are continuing.He, however, noted that investigators were examining video footage from the Bank’s surveillance cameras, as well as other cameras from nearby businesses.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgBy Samuel SukhnandanWhile declaring that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) does not have any respect for President David Granger for a number of valid reasons, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said that his party has the highest regard for theOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeoposition and the Office of the President.Jagdeo told a news conference on Wednesday that the PPP’s non-respect for President Granger is mainly due to the many so-called broken promises, wasteful spending of taxpayers’ dollars and his blatant disregard for the office, the Constitution and the rule of law.“We do respect the institution of the presidency but not the person who holds that office now,” Jagdeo declared, stating that the unilateral appointment of Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) after rejecting his 18 nominees is one bold example.According to Jagdeo, presidential respect has to be earned and not taken for granted. Granger, he claimed, “loves” pomp, protocol and ceremony “but doesn’t like scrutiny”. “We will treat him with respect once he complies with the Constitution and laws,” the Opposition Leader asserted.The former Head of State also defended the action of the PPP/Civic MPs in Parliament at the last sitting where they held up placards and chanted in opposition of the Government. Although several Government Ministers had referred to them as “vulgarians,” Jagdeo said the current Government has behaved worse.And while the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland is yet to pronounce on the action, at the next sitting on November 17, 2017, Jagdeo believes that the Speaker might have approved of the action in the House because he did not identify any breach of the standing orders.“The Speaker might have agreed with our position because I did not see the Speaker intervene and tell us that we were breaking the standing orders,” the Opposition Leader said. He added that Opposition Members of Parliament were not prepared to be lectured by the Speaker nor the President.Jagdeo claimed that the actions taken by the now coalition Government both inPresident David Grangerand out of office has always been highly controversial. “In contemporary history, the numerous instances of the worst display of lack of civility in politics… it was a [People’s National Congress] PNC-led group that invaded… led a mob that invaded the compound of the Office of the President, broke down the gate, came into the building and as a result of which some people were shot and killed. What about that for respect of the presidency?”Jagdeo also recalled that burning of buildings in Georgetown led by the same group that also threatened business people. “What about the people who were beaten on the streets by the same group that talks about civility in politics now,” he added.Further, Jagdeo said while the Government has claimed that the Opposition disrespected the intentional community because of their protest in and out of the public building, he said these same groups that were again PNC-inspired displayed the highest level of vulgarity on several national day’s events.He recalled that he was addressing the crowd at the National Park on Republic Day and couldn’t hear himself because it was the vilest form of protest on display.“What about the respect for the international community at that time? Many of them were there in their full presence. Many said to me that they had to walk through a gauntlet of taunts and the vilest remarks thrown at them by the same people who are now lecturing us,” he claimed. Jagdeo went on to state that the PPP exercised the best display of civility even though they felt that the 2015 elections were rigged. With a difference of 4500 votes between parties, Jagdeo said his party accepted the results. He said, “You didn’t see a single building burn. We accepted the results and we’re now in Opposition struggling to retake power in Guyana.”By contrast, he urged Guyanese to examine the history of Government, not ancient history, but between 1997 and 2001 when the international community certified that the elections were free and fair. “When the difference was close to 30,000 they still refused to accept the results, they burnt the city and beat people up. What about the respect for the international community at that time?”He also referred to United States President Jimmy Carter’s book Beyond the White House where he said that the most personal danger he felt since leaving the White House was in Guyana in 1992, because of the ruckus created by these groups that were allegedly politically motivated by the PNC.Jagdeo also highlighted Granger’s no promised jobs for youths, spending of more than $100 million on Escalade and Toyota Crown vehicles and the laying off of thousands of sugar workers of different race and political persuasions. “I can go on now and list the vulgarities in the country…one hundred times more vulgar than the PPP holding up a few placards in the Parliament,” he said.The Opposition maintains that the action taken by the Opposition in Parliament was a robust expression of dissatisfaction with this illegal unconstitutional act by the President.last_img read more

6 01 20

first_imgThe lead only lasted for four minutes after Mathare United restored parity in the same fashion Tusker did found the opener through the penalty spot with Cliff Nyakeya converting the kick after Marlon Tangauzi handled in the box.However, Tusker finished with 10 men goal keeper Emery Mvuyekure was sent off for coming off his line and handling the ball outside the box in the 79th minute.The draw saw Tusker climb up one place in the standing, leapfrogging Kakamega Homeboyz to fifth spot with 31 points while Mathare remained fourth with 35 points.-Mathare attacking first-Tusker FC team posing for a photo. Photo/Mathare UnitedMathare started on a high attacking Tusker as James Kinyanjui delivered a corner at the near post, but Tusker defender Eric Ambunya cleared away the ball with a diving header seven minutes after kick-off.Five minutes later, Mathare were at it again this time through Nyakeya who broke through with a solo run on the left flank before shifting the ball to his favourite right boot, but his curler sailed over the bar.The Slum Boys could have claimed the lead in the 26th minute had Klinsman Omulanga found the target, this is after he made a fine turn in the box, but his finish was poor as the shot missed the target by inches.On the other end, Mathare United custodian David Okello had to come off his line to rescue his team, clearing away Ambunya’s effort who had overlapped on the right flank.In the second half, Majak did well to break on the left but his cutback was a yard behind Sydney Ochieng’ to see Okello rush off his line to collect the ball.Mathare failed to maximize on the advantage they got of playing with an extra man after the Tusker keeper was sent off.This is after Tusker reserve keeper Robert Mboya denied his former side, punching away Anthony Kimani’s free-kick at the edge of the box as Ambunya cleared the rebound.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Majak scores debut goal as Tusker, Mathare draw. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 – New signing David Majak struck on his Kenyan Premier League starting debut as his team Tusker FC drew 1-1 away to Mathare United in a match hosted at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday.Majak, the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Season 1 Most Valuable Player, send Tusker ahead at the quarter hour mark from the spot after Sydney Ochieng was hacked down in the box by Mathare’s Francis Omondi.last_img read more

6 01 20

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham netted in the win at Southampton © AFP / Glyn KIRKSouthampton, United Kingdom, Oct 6 – Frank Lampard insisted Chelsea are not the finished article yet after Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount celebrated their England call-ups by inspiring a 4-1 rout of struggling Southampton on Sunday.Abraham, Mount and their Blues team-mate Fikayo Tomori were all named by England manager Gareth Southgate in the squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. The promising young trio hogged the spotlight once again at St Mary’s as Abraham and Mount netted to maintain their superb starts to the season.Chelsea are up to fifth in the Premier League heading into what promises to be a memorable international break for the club’s three young talents.“I am happy we are in and around the top group. Obviously Liverpool are out on their own at the minute, but at this early stage we are in a nice position,” Lampard said.“This should give us determination to go away (for international duty) and come back in the same vein because the minute you relax in this league it can all change very quickly.”Abraham has nine goals in all competitions for Chelsea this term, underlining why Southgate is keen to get him action in a competitive match to ensure he commits to England.The 22-year-old striker has won two caps for England in friendlies against Brazil and Germany in 2017, but he had flirted with switching his international allegiance to Nigeria, who he qualifies for through his father.Mount, 20, bagged Chelsea’s second goal to once again showcase the predatory instincts that have helped the midfielder make a smooth transition to the Premier League following last season’s loan alongside Tomori at Derby.Danny Ings got one back for Southampton, but N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi struck to make it four successive wins in all competitions for Chelsea, who are beginning to thrive in Lampard’s first season in charge.But Lampard believes Chelsea can get even better, especially at the back.“We can’t afford to give little moments (to the opposition). That is a pointer for all of us that we are not there, we are nowhere near the finished article,” he said.“We are a few points short of where we should be, based on our performances and that is not bad luck, just me being self-critical, but I’m pretty happy.”– Chelsea warning –Callum Hudson-Odoi was starting for Chelsea for the first time in the league this season and the England winger created their first chance with a burst that ended with Abraham shooting straight at Angus Gunn.It was a warning that Southampton failed to heed as Chelsea took the lead in the 17th minute.Hudson-Odoi floated a long pass towards Abraham and he nipped ahead of Saints defender Maya Yoshida to reach it on the edge of the area.With Gunn having sprinted off his line, Abraham lofted his shot high over the keeper and the ball crossed the line despite Yoshida’s despairing attempt to clear with a bicycle kick.Southampton’s creaky defence imploded again in the 24th minute as Jan Bednarek carelessly surrendered possession to Willian.Jorginho played a return pass to Willian who slipped the ball through to Mount. The youngster glided into the area and slotted past Gunn.Chelsea had kept only one league clean sheet in seven games under Lampard and they were breached easily in the 30th minute.Yan Valery was allowed to drift past four Chelsea defenders without a single challenge and he whipped a cross to Ings, who got across Kurt Zouma to poke his shot past Kepa Arrizabalaga.Valery had played a key role in Southampton’s goal but he was guilty of deserting his post in the 40th minute and Marcos Alonso moved into the space vacated by the defender.Alonso’s pass found Kante on the edge of the area and the France midfielder unloaded a shot that took a big deflection of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on its way past the wrong-footed Gunn.Batshuayi came off the bench to wrap up Chelsea’s stroll on the south coast with a clinical finish in the 89th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

30 12 19

first_imgBALTIMORE – A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members demonstrated at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq. The federal jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress. Snyder’s attorney, Craig Trebilcock, had urged jurors to determine an amount “that says don’t do this in Maryland again. Do not bring your circus of hate to Maryland again.” 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The defense said it planned to appeal, and one of the church’s leaders, Shirley Phelps-Roper, said the members would continue to picket military funerals. Church members routinely picket funerals of military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, carrying signs such as “Thank God for dead soldiers” and “God hates fags.”last_img read more

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first_imgMayor of Letterkenny Cllr Pascal Blake launches the Homegrown Food FestivalA major food festival will take place at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on the 12th-13th July 2014.A host of celebrity chefs including Rachel Allen, Paul Rankin, Brian McDermott, Ian Orr and Martin Anderson with many more will display there culinary skills over the two days.Over 100 companies will be exhibiting their produce with food and beverage tasting taking place over the course of the event. It is expected to attract over 10000 people with a huge financial benefit to the local economy. The driving force behind this event is local lads Darren Browne and Joseph Jackson and believe the event is necessary to promote business and tourism in this region of the county.The exhibitor stands are selling fast and companies seeking exhibition space should contact Darren on 0876611599 or Joseph on 0877549364.Full details for the event can be found by visiting www.homegrownfoodfestival.ie. You can also like it on Facebook or follow on twitter.CELEBRITY CHEFS PENCILLED IN FOR LETTERKENNY FOOD FESTIVAL was last modified: May 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHOMEGROWN FOOD FESTIVALletterkennyPAUL RANKINRACHEL ALLENlast_img read more

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first_imgPower has just returned to more than 1,000 homes across Dungloe town centre and its outlying areas.Shops, pubs and other centres were plunged into darkness just after 9pm. The power returned just after 10pm.Heavy winds continue to lash the county with further power cuts expected.  POWER IS RESTORED TO 1,000 HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN DUNGLOE was last modified: January 8th, 2015 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:donegaldungloeESBPowerlast_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgA man who damaged two cars and injured a woman during a drink-driving spree was told by a Judge that he deserved to go to jail.Kyle Boyle struck two cars, injuring a woman before hitting a stone wall in Dunfanaghy on January 15th, 2017. Falcarragh District Court heard how Boyle had been driving at speed through Portnablagh before losing control and then striking the two cars and eventually crashing.Boyle tried to phone friends but Gardai arrived and arrested him at the scene.The accused, of Eden More, Dunafanaghy, had no insurance and failed to give either a breath, blood or urine sample to Gardai.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was in England working but accepted the charges and wanted to put them behind him.The court was told that Boyle, aged 22, has five previous convictions which were all for road traffic offences.Solicitor Gallagher said Boyle was doing well in construction in England and was now in the care and guidance of his grandfather.“He does not wish to go to jail and he has learned the hard way. He is still a young man of 22 and has learned a lot from his deeds and knows of his stupidity,” he added.Judge Paul Kelly said the crime merited a custodial sentence but said it was probably not worth making the accused do a custodial sentence.He fined him €500 and banned him from driving for four years for having no insurance, he jailed him for three months but suspended the term for two years for refusing to give a breath specimen.He also fiend him a further €500 and disqualified him for driving for two years for dangerous driving.Man who crashed into wall while drunk told he deserved to go to jail was last modified: April 18th, 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:courtcrashDunfanaghyGardaiKyle BOylelast_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgDONEGAL TO BUST DERRY HOPESMake way in the Busted (Bursted?) Sofa, the green and gold are coming to claim their place – both there and in the Ulster Final. Last time I looked this famous Clones watering hole was still there – last time I looked, also, Derry appear to have seen a few springs of their own burst out through the once tight fabric. But Ulster football being Ulster football uneven form sometimes takes a back seat – unless you happen to be Armagh – and a derby game is rarely one to disappoint when it comes to close run things.by Paddy Walsh, Donegal’s Most Popular Sports ColumnistAnd then there’s the Brian McIver factor. He could try and convince us that the past is the past and his acrimonious departure from the Donegal managerial post is long forgotten but we’re not biting.First and foremost he wants to see Derry claim an Ulster title that has eluded them since 1998 but at the front of his mind will be his exit from the hot heat in Donegal and the sudden halt to his three year tenure in 2008. Ironically Donegal had been knocked out of the Ulster Championship that year by Derry and were subsequently dispatched from the All-Ireland qualifiers by Monaghan.No omens there, of course, for Rory Gallagher’s tight knit squad is well capable of advancing beyond both.While many of the elements of the Jim McGuinness era are still in place, Gallagher has stamped his own authority on this Donegal team and they are still going into games brimming with the confidence that saw them claim that All-Ireland three years ago.McIver was quick to point to the footballing skills of his opponents this Saturday – a factor that was often overlooked when the Spillanes, Brollys and O’Rourkes and half the national sporting media were complaining about the substance and not the style.Donegal don’t always have to rely on Michael Murphy as the cornerstone of their approach but it helps to have the man on board – described at the weekend by former Tyrone ace, Peter Canavan, as the most influential player in the country at present. Canavan picked ten of the best in his column in the ‘Belfast Telegraph’ and Murphy was joined by Frank McGlynn and Patrick McBrearty on the coveted list. Both men will be key in overcoming Derry with McBrearty’s scoring prowess proving particularly vital in his county’s run to Ulster glory.We can expect a much closer affair than the one that destroyed the Armagh match as a spectacle but I can’t see Derry being able to stop the Donegal juggernaut even if they’ll have a bloody good try at it.RALLYING TO THE CAUSE THIRTY YEARS ON!It’s the Glen stages on Sunday and the Peugeot 307 is only an hour and twenty minutes ahead of Garry Jennings and his Subaru WRC. And plenty of breathing space, too, between it and Declan Boyle’s Ford Focus. And Manus Kelly’s MK2 Escort. I’m in the passenger seat on the pace notes – only I forgot to bring any. But Brendan Delap is at the wheel and he knows these roads like the back of his house. And knows a decent vantage spot near Coole chapel from where we can watch the Joule Donegal International.We stop briefly outside the very same church from where emerges Fr. Paddy Dunne to give his blessing to us, as he describes it, “petrol heads”. On the other side of the road, former Donegal Clerk of the Course, Matt Doherty, is busy trying to repair a radio in the sweepers car.A half mile or so on, Brendan parks up and we clamber down through a steep incline (this is why they call it the High Glen) to see where we can watch Stage 15 and, later, Stage 18.We believe we’ve got a decent viewing spot when two figures in the field opposite hail us over.Brothers Garth and Aidan McGlynn invite us to watch the stages from there and furthermore to come into Garth’s house – situated close by – for tea.Before the stage roars into action, we’re joined by more members of the family, young and old, and, true enough, we couldn’t have a better view.Not just of the spectacular Mulroy Bay across the way – every so often clouded over through the sporadic showers of the day – but, more significantly, of the cars rounding the corner down below framed by foliage and hurtling up the hill past us and down again in the direction of  Drumfin Bridge.It’s been close to thirty years – even gears – since I last ventured out on to a stage of the Donegal International Car Rally and Brendan, a former Secretary of the Motor Club and a long-time enthusiast of this and other rallies – has warned me that they’ve upped the speed since those distant days. Quite significantly.And as the first few cars thunder by and the smell of fuel and rubber hit the nostrils, I see what he means. Even the historic vehicles – Mark 1 Cortinas and Porches and the like – appear faster than they did when they were the kings of the road.Between the stages – invitations to join the Letterkenny McGlynns and connections to the house still being extended freely – we are left alone – two men outstanding in our own field as Brendan puts it. Or to be more precise someone else’s field.By the end of the second stage, with Jennings and co-driver, Rory Kennedy, holding on to a relatively comfortable overall lead, we are ready for home – after six and a half hours even the picturesque view loses it lure – and Brendan shifts into gear to take us there. My grateful thanks to him and the McGlynn connections for their warm hospitality.And what a day for the Donegal contingent. Manus Kelly, showing there’s more to Glenswilly than a decent G.A.A. team and a couple of class county players, savouring a first national title – after a decade of trying – alongside Milford navigator, Donal Barrett. A truly emotional finish for the pair and their families and friends.And behind the front two, Declan and Brian Boyle, unable to close the gap but still a rally to remember and the Focus already on the road to next year.And Fermanagh’s Jennings repeating his 2012 Donegal success with a powerhouse performance over the weekend (the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship never tasted so good).And a particularly moving moment for his Letterkenny co-pilot. Presented with the Jim Kennedy Perpetual Trophy at the finishing ramp – memories no doubt of his late father and the pride he would have felt watching his son reach another milestone as the most successful navigator in the Irish rallying circuit.Three times Rory sat alongside the late, great Bertie Fisher when he claimed overall titles in Donegal  – and now here he was popping open another champagne bottle at the end of rally weekend.I can almost see the beaming smile on Gentleman Jim’s face.PLANE TALKINGIt didn’t or it did take him long – a couple of days or twenty-one years depending on how you look at it – but big Norm has saved a few comments as you may have read already in relation to last week’s piece about that 1994 play-off in Cobh when he was between the posts for Finn Harps.I’d recalled the plane journey home when only he appeared to be in good spirits as the rest of us sunk into chartered despair at yet another slip-up by Harps in a big game.Contacting the Donegal Daily, he remembered that journey back and his own immediate reactions. “The trip back on the plane that fateful evening was a very sombre affair but sports people react to defeats in different ways.“My anguish always came the following day and in this case, when I woke up to the reality of having lost an extremely crucial game knowing that so many people in the club were relying on a victory.I was acutely aware of the effort so many people had put into the club and the absolutely huge following that travelled to Cobh that night. In fact, I remember quite distinctly the look on peoples’ faces when I walked down the main street of Letterkenny the following day. It was pure disappointment,” big Norman recalled.Harps and the fans had, he insisted, always treated him with the upmost respect. “It’s something I’ve never forgotten.I have friends to this day as a result and not a week goes by when I don’t check the results to see how Harps did. In fact, it’s great to see a fellow Galway and Salthill man, Ollie Horgan, in charge,” the former goalkeeper enthused.Great to hear from you, big man, – see you when we make our return to Terryland Park next season assuming that Galway don’t slip through the trap-door.WOMEN POWERWhile the G.A.A. spotlight in Donegal generally shines on the men’s game, there’s no doubt ladies football has emerged as the strongest of forces in the county. Make that the country. There were the Donegal women clinching an All-Ireland title on Sunday – just a day after the senior ladies delivered one of the trouncings of this or any other year in their defeat of Down in the Ulster quarter-final championship.And of course behind all these talented women, there’s a man in the form of Davy McLaughlin who enjoyed some weekend of it. On Saturday, he was managing the seniors to as comprehensive a victory as you can get – a 10-25 to 0-4 scoreline leaving their opponents Down and very much out.Six of those goals and five of the points came courtesy of the boot of Yvonne McLaughlin – a starring display in every sense of the term. To his credit manager McLaughlin attempted to play down the score to some degree, suggesting that a number of the girls from Down’s Intermediate All-Ireland title winning side of the previous year had walked away from the panel leaving a batch of young players to come in to try and maintain momentum.“I think if that’s what’s going to happen, then the Ulster Council need to find a way of seeding teams. That was of no use to us and certainly of no benefit to Down,” the manager told Donegal Democrat sports editor Peter Campbell after the match.No playing down (or indeed Down) Donegal’s outstanding win in the Aisling McGing Under 2-1 B All-Ireland Final on Sunday. Amber Barrett lit up Markievicz Park with a stunning display and a personal scoring tally of 2-9 in Donegal’s 4-12 to 2-7 win over Longford.But this was an all-round team performance with Donegal controlling for long spells of the game but Longford battling right to the end. All-Ireland titles don’t come easy but they are coming and not a handful of months after Termon Ladies took home an All-Ireland club equivalent.On Saturday week, the Donegal under-14 girls will go into action against Tipperary in their All-Ireland Final to be staged – just confirmed yesterday – at the Ballymahon G.A.A. grounds in Longford.Proving again that ladies football, at all age levels, is very definitely on the up.MEMORY SAVERAnthony Tohill. Remember him? The bane of many an opponent when wearing the red and white of the Derry senior team including a few Donegal sides in his time.All-Ireland winner in 1993… two Ulster titles…. four National League titles….four All-Star awards…and representing Ireland in four International Rules Series. The list goes on…But when the real crunch came, when it was really put up to him, he couldn’t put a penalty past Paul Hume. Or so he tells me (that’s Paul, not Anthony). A long-time resident in Letterkenny, Humers (as I’ve just this now christened him) was goalkeeping for Steelstown way back in the day when Tohill’s club side, Michael Davitts Swatragh, were awarded a penalty. Up stepped Tohill to take it but could he put the liathroid past our man in goals? No, he couldn’t as young Hume flung himself through the Derry air (Londonderry Air?) to spectacularly claw the ball away (to be honest, Paul never got around to telling me how he actually saved it but, listen, he deserves whatever gloss we can add to this story).HAND OF GOD INTERVENESSo Diego Maradona has put his hand up as a candidate for President of F.I.F.A. (Football Is Financially Attractive).A long-time admirer of Sepp Blatter – NOT – he reckons he’s the man to put the ball in the back of the net when it comes to restoring the organisation’s good name (though many would argue that it’s difficult to restore something that wasn’t there in the first place).Personally, I still think Roy Keane’s the man for the job. No better individual to lead F.I.F.A. into corruption free territory.Taxi for Zurich for Mr. Keane….STILL TOP – BUT CAN HARPS STAY THERE?Never mind, Donegal’s clash in Clones this weekend – well, do, but you know what I mean – Finn Harps return to action after their short summer break with a tricky trip to Tolka Park. Note: it’s never tricky actually getting there, it’s just that Shelbourne invariably prove the toughest of opponents when they do make it.After at one stage enjoying an eight point gap at the top of the First Division, Harps are now just one ahead of their closest challengers and after two league defeats in a row, the usual pessimists will be predicting doom and gloom for the remainder of the season.Time to prove them wrong through a stirring response with a victory and retention of that top spot.CAR SHAREInteresting feature on radio commentary on G.A.A. games in last Saturday’s edition of the ‘Irish Times’.I loved the exchange as quoted between the two commentators on South East Radio, Liam Spratt and Billy Byrne, during a particular match.“The traffic was crazy on the way up to Parnell Park, especially coming into Donnycarney. How was the traffic for you, Billy?”“About the same, Liam. Sure, I was in your car.DONEGAL TO REACH ANOTHER ULSTER FINAL AND RALLYING TO THE CAUSE THIRTY YEARS LATER – IT’S WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: June 24th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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first_imgHOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODYWhile osteoporosis is associated with older people, it can occur at any age.According to figures from the charity Osteoporosis Society of Ireland, one in two women in Donegal will get it in their lifetime and one in four men. In Ireland, there are 300,000 people with osteoporosis but only 20,000 are diagnosed.World Osteoporosis Day takes place on October 20 and organisers are hoping it’s a chance to look at your bone health.Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’ and is often referred to as the ‘fragile bone disease’.Did you know that weight training for osteoporosis — not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights — can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures? The Osteoporosis Society recommends eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly also helps to protect bones.High-impact weight-bearing activities such as jogging or jumping are effective in young adults. However, once past middle age, weight-training or classes that contain a variety of activities have been found to influence bone strength.The only test the Osteoporosis Society recommends for the screening, diagnosis and monitoring of bone health is a DXA scan of the spine and hips.Anyone diagnosed with Osteoporosis should be assessed by a physiotherapist prior to staring any form of exercise programme.Anyone who breaks a bone from a trip and fall or less should be checked for undiagnosed Osteoporosis. Anyone who has lost height, developed a hump or has undiagnosed pain should be checked.For more information go to: http://www.irishosteoporosis.ieHEALTH: HOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY was last modified: October 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:osteoporosisOsteoporosis Society of IrelandWorld Osteoporosis Daylast_img read more